It’s Time For Spring Cleaning!

May is one of the happiest months of the year! It’s when we start looking forward to summer adventures, become inspired about clearing some of our clutter and dust off our outdoor furniture to embrace the warmer weather. It’s also a great time to think about clearing out the clutter and debris that have accumulated inside our bodies!

Aside from embarking on a whole-body cleanse (which we highly recommend this time of year), there are several other things you can do to help your body naturally eliminate the toxins and cellular debris that can build up over time.

Never underestimate the power of vegetables in your diet. Whether you eat lots of veggies or are veggie-averse, these nutrient powerhouses help your body naturally eliminate stored toxins and provide the building materials for healthy cells.

Exercise shouldn’t be a bad word. Increasing the flow of blood through your body is what delivers vital nutrients to your cells. Without some kind of regular movement, which can include light yoga, gardening or a brisk walk, your blood can become sluggish and thick. Once you start moving, you’ll be able to clear the sludge and start feeling better!

Include foods that help your liver clear out the junk. In addition to a variety of organic vegetables, your liver will appreciate the extra focus on foods such as broccoli, cauliflower, and brussels sprouts. These cruciferous veggies provide specific nutrients that help the liver detoxify harmful chemicals and debris from the body. Other beneficial foods include Spanish black radish, dandelion greens, onions, and garlic.

Water is your friend. Aside from the obvious benefits of hydration and keeping your urine a light-yellow color, drinking enough water can prevent constipation and help your blood move freely through your veins and arteries. The blood delivers vital nutrients to your cells and picks up any cellular waste for ultimate elimination from the body.

Cleansing shouldn’t be harsh. We often assume that if you feel badly during a detoxification or cleanse, it must be working. But that’s not necessarily true. The best way to help your body get rid of what it doesn’t need is to provide gentle detoxification support which allows the body to be more efficient with the removal of unwanted toxins. Said another way, it’s much easier on the body to provide the right kinds of nutrients that allow it to do exactly what it needs to do without ‘forcing’ it to detoxify.

If you’d like to clean up your internal world with a gentle but super-effective cleanse, let us know. Patients often report clearer skin, brighter eyes, and improved energy. There’s never a bad time to start a gentle cleanse, but springtime seems to be a perfect time!

Dr. Joseph Wahl