Spring Cleaning

You are familiar with the concept for your home, but what about for your body? In Chinese medicine, the spring is believed to be the best time to strengthen the digestive and liver functions. It has been my experience that has showed that spring cleansing greatly decreases seasonal allergy symptoms, increases energy, lose a few pounds, break bad eating habits and is excellent for maintaining your good health.

There are many ways to cleanse your body. One gentle method is to have the juice of half a lemon, unsweetened in water 10 to 15 minutes before breakfast every morning. The sourness of the lemon stimulates bile and stomach acid production. Both the tastes sour and bitter aid in digestive and liver function.

Dandelion greens are an excellent food to get more of this time of year. You will find them the most palatable if picked before the flowers open, steamed with a little extra virgin olive oil. Dandelion has a chemical in it called inulin which helps to balance your blood sugar. If you can taste the sweetness from the inulin in dandelion greens that is a sign that you need them to help you cleanse.

Cleanses can be for a few days or a few weeks, really depending upon the type that you prefer to use. If you would like to look into this regime further, I can determine which cleanse would be best for you.