When you think of spring, you likely think about setting the clock forward, spring cleaning, yard work, daffodils and longer days. You likely open your windows to let the sweet smell of clean, fresh air in the house, and dive into the tasks that were waiting for warmer weather to return.
What you might not think about though is, spring is also the season of internal rejuvenation and cleansing.
After a long winter, your body is ready to release accumulated waste and it stimulates the liver to cleanse the blood, tissues and internal organs of harmful toxins.
There’s only one problem…
Harmful toxins abound, in the air you breathe, the food you eat, the water you drink and … even the thoughts you think! Consequently, your body might find it very difficult to rejuvenate and cleanse you from the effects the modern lifestyle and the backed-up of toxins.
Accumulated, backed-up toxins can show up as chronic fatigue, excess weight, poor digestion and constipation.
These symptoms directly impact your ability to think clearly and creatively, focus and work productively, and more.
As Dr. Mark Hyman points out, “Pretty much everyone carries a huge load of petrochemical and industrial toxins. They come from plastics, pesticides, flame retardants, you name it. Then there are heavy metals and allergens from food or the environment, and internal toxins like bacteria, fungus, and yeast. Most people need to detoxify to get these things out of their systems in order to feel healthier.”
This is why you hear more about detoxing these days, especially in spring, because you literally support your body in doing what it does — eliminating harmful toxins from the cells, tissues and organs in your body, but might be constrained by the impact of your fast-paced, fast-food lifestyle.
I offer you the top 3 reasons your body craves a detox this spring:
1. Seasonal Support
Since spring is the season of detoxification, you support your body in cleansing itself by helping your body manage the task of releasing backed-up and problematic toxins. If your body is overburdened by toxins, which in today’s world is more likely than not, your liver gets stressed and you experience symptoms like allergies and headaches, foggy thinking and fatigue, anxiety and even more chronic problems.
2. Release Excess Weight
If you are like near everyone, you eat your fair share of processed, sugary foods. Unfortunately, both trigger addiction and overeating, spike insulin and cause inflammation, which pretty much guarantees not only carrying excess weight, but losing weight too.
3. Control Food Cravings
During a whole foods detox, you take out sugar and gluten, which are both known to be biologically addictive. The science behind it is clear and conclusive, says Dr. Mark Hyman. In “Salt, Sugar and Fat,” author Michael Moss shares how more than 300 food industry insiders talked freely with him about the ways companies hire “craving experts” to create the “bliss point” of junk food to create “heavy users” and increase their “stomach share.”
Are you ready to assist your body in releasing built up toxins this season? Click here to join me for More Than a Detox: Spring! We get started on March 31.