You should. In a recent workshop I gave on detoxification I was amazed by the enthusiasm participants showed in changing their diet and lifestyle. And it inspired me to share it with a wider audience.
Taking the time to cleanse the body a few times a year is an important aspect of preventative healthcare. And I'm not talking about radical water fasts, or a one-size-fits-all kind of detox diet that includes expensive (and often ineffective) supplements. There are lots of simple ways we can cleanse our systems.
And guess what? Spring is a great time to do it.
Okay, maybe there is still snow on the ground here in the Northeast, but the winds of change are blowing. The weather is slowly warming, the birds are coming back, and life is starting to spring forth from the ground in those little green patches peeking through.
Why detox, you ask? Well, you can...
- Improve your Immune Function
- Scavenge free radicals
- Breakdown and flush fats
- Strengthen body’s fight against cancer cells and generate healthy cells in your body
- Cleanse mucous, congestion, & inflammation in your digestive tract
- Purify your blood
- Reform your lifestyle addictions for sugar, salt, high glycemic carbohydrates, alcohol, junk foods, nicotine, etc
Well, over the next few weeks I'll outline a few key strategies for detoxification. Check back soon for dietary, herbal, and yoga asana recommendations.
You won't be sorry!