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Why Spring is Good Time for a Detox?

Mar 21, 2023 | Herbalism Blog

Ancient cultures often linked the arrival of spring to mythical tales of rebirth and resurrection. Detox practices were integral to these ceremonies, prompting the question of why spring is a good time for a detox?

It’s the first day of spring. In the greenhouse, the lush green leaves of lettuce, arugula, and spinach are bountiful. I always crave their fresh taste.

The wisdom of the season

Nature, with its ability to anticipate and fulfill our needs and cravings, leaves me in awe. Indeed, the fundamental truth lies in the fact that our bodies evolved in harmony with nature. As a result, our needs align with the rhythmic flow of the seasons.

If, like me, you are attuned to the changes in the natural world and the corresponding transformations in your body from season to season, you likely observed that winter is a period for slowing down, indulging in hearty meals, and cozily snuggling under a blanket in front of the wood stove.

However, indulging in heavy meals and leading a sedentary lifestyle promotes tissue building, slowing down the body’s metabolic processes and resulting in weight gain. During winter, the added pounds serve as insulation for inner organs, shielding us from the cold. Nevertheless, reduced movement and sluggish digestion contribute to the accumulation of toxins in the liver and lymph system.

This physical truth extends to the realm of the soul. In essence, slowing down in winter provides an opportunity for reflection, being present, and fully experiencing thoughts and emotions. As a result, many people find winter to be an emotionally intense season.

In nature, spring symbolizes the rebirth of seedlings and newborns, reflected in the Easter egg symbol. In a similar vein, like a new baby leaving the placenta behind to enter the world, we must shed what nourished us in winter to allow the emergence of the new.

Now, as spring arrives, we begin shedding layers – first, clothing, and then the excess weight gained during winter. Does anyone else feel the pressure to let go of those winter pounds if they want to fit back into their swimsuit come summer?

In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), spring is linked to the wood element, representing balanced growth. During this season, seeds establish roots in the earth for grounding and shoot upward towards the sun.

Detox – The good, the bad and the ugly

When contemplating a lifestyle change and growth, it’s advisable to align with nature’s gradual growth patterns. By doing so, the aim is for your transformation to be slow and well-grounded, as dramatic changes tend not to endure.

A few years back, I delved into researching detox programs and stumbled upon one known as the “Master Cleanse.” Despite my commitment to practicing what I preach, I gave it a shot.

Let me tell you, it wreaked havoc on my digestive and hormonal balance. Consequently, it took years to regain equilibrium, and truth be told, I didn’t feel any better despite all the effort.

Now, as we transition into spring, it’s worth noting that the organs associated with this season are the liver and the gallbladder. Remarkably, the liver, being the largest organ in the body, holds the fascinating ability to renew itself.

The liver is the body’s chemist:

  • It produces bile essential for fat digestion
  • It stores nutrients and releases them into the blood when needed
  • It manages the breakdown of toxins so they can be removed from the body. 

Supporting healthy liver function is vital in all seasons. The spring just gives us the nutrients that the liver craves in abundance. 

The web is filled with detox programs that last from 10 days to a couple of weeks. I ask myself.”

 

 and then what?”

Does it sound reasonable that you can consume highly processed food year-round, expose your body to toxins in your home and body care, neglect self-care, and then engage in a 10-day detox expecting to eliminate all toxins?

As an herbalist, I promote a detox lifestyle, emphasizing the importance of reducing toxin exposure consistently throughout the year. This involves supporting the organs responsible for managing and eliminating toxins from the body on a daily basis, regardless of the season.

I am very clear with my clients that there is no hocus pocus magical formula that will cleanse your body, help you lose weight, and increase your energy reserve. These results can be achieved only through a clean lifestyle.

Spring is the best time of the year to start a detox because, energetically, it is time for physical, emotional, and mental renewal. 

It is time to manifest the new you emerging from the womb of wintering.

 

To experience a lighter and more energized body, balanced feelings, and clearer thoughts, you need to shed the old baggage. Start learning how to let go this spring.

Curious? Do you want to learn how to let go of toxins in your body and soul? 

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Why Spring is Good Time for a Detox?

Mar 21, 2023 | Herbalism Blog

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Disclaimer: This document is for educational and informational purposes only and solely as a self-help tool for your own use. I am not providing medical, psychological, or nutrition therapy advice. You should not use this information to diagnose or treat any health problems or illnesses without consulting your own medical practitioner. Always seek the advice of your own medical practitioner and/or mental health provider about your specific health situation. You can view my full disclaimer here.

Why Spring is Good Time for a Detox?

Mar 21, 2023 | Herbalism Blog

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Why Spring is Good Time for a Detox?

Mar 21, 2023 | Herbalism Blog

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Mar 21, 2023 | Herbalism Blog

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Disclaimer: This document is for educational and informational purposes only and solely as a self-help tool for your own use. I am not providing medical, psychological, or nutrition therapy advice. You should not use this information to diagnose or treat any health problems or illnesses without consulting your own medical practitioner. Always seek the advice of your own medical practitioner and/or mental health provider about your specific health situation. You can view my full disclaimer here.

Why Spring is Good Time for a Detox?

Mar 21, 2023 | Herbalism Blog

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Love, Lior

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