We often talk about doing a thorough cleaning of our house when Spring rolls around. It just feels so good to clear out any clutter and cobwebs so that you can have a fresh start. You enjoy the time spent inside your house more since there is nothing around to bug you. You feel more inclined to invite your friends over for a barbeque and are proud so show off your super organized space! And most importantly, once everything is clean and organized, you will have more free time in your schedule to get outside to enjoy all that Spring has to offer!
So if we are putting more effort into our living areas to feel clean and healthy, why not also do the same with our bodies? Then when we do venture outside to play or have company over, we will feel our best and be able to experience more!
To get your body feeling better, it’s a good idea to do a gentle detox from time to time. I do not recommend doing anything drastic such as the “master cleanse” or juice fasting, unless your doctor has recommend it. What I find best is to slowly take out certain foods and behaviors that hurt us and start to incorporate better foods and lifestyle choices back in. When things move too fast, people often experience unpleasant withdraw side effects and end up quitting. More gradual changes will allow you to start feeling better, with much less side effects so that you are likely to keep going to reach your full cleansing potential. And really, with this kind of detox, it can be on-going. It’s a healthy way of living that you can and should practice forever! Once you start feeling more energy and see some of your body complaints decreasing, you won’t ever want to go back to your old way of living!