Why Spring is the best time to Detox and Revitalise your body
Spring has sprung in Byron Bay where the days are getting longer and the nights shorter. With the warmth of the spring air and flowers blooming all around us, it naturally becomes a time to “spring clean” and rid the body of impurities that have accumulated over winter.
We truly believe that being in harmony with nature's seasons, creates the easiest way for us to find a healthy balance in our lives. This is why we have recently created a free “Spring: Detox & Revitalise” 4 week program for you to follow. This is Part One of our seasonal series, which are Naturopathic principles you can apply to finding a healthy balance in your life.
Spring Detox & Traditional Chinese Medicine
According to the principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), Spring provides the best opportunity for us to deeply detoxifying and cleansing the body of harmful impurities that have accumulated in our organs and tissues over the past months. Fundamental philosophies in TCM state that the energies that manifest as seasonal changes in our external environment are also reflected in the body. Spring offers a unique transitional period of time when internal energies rise and expand, providing movement and growth to carry us away from the conservation and stagnancy characterizing the energies of cold winter months prior. This expansive energy helps to move things to the surface and expel some of the body's burden of toxins in preparation for the high activity of summer, and this energy of upward growth toward the sun means emotions and issues stored deep within the past also have an opportunity to be released.
Spring is in Harmony with the organs we are cleansing
Spring is related to the wood element and to the liver and gallbladder. As such, the liver is the focus of the spring cleanse. As we detoxify the liver, however, we also need to make sure that other parts of the body - those involved in elimination and detoxification (the blood, lymphatic system, bowels, kidneys and skin) – are well supported. Otherwise, we may experience unwanted side effects with symptoms such as constipation, digestive disturbances, respiratory congestion, headaches, and others.
4 Top Teas to Detox
Herbal teas are a fantastic way to help hydrate and cleanse the body. Herbs that support the various elimination processes such as Dandelion root, Chicory root, Calendula, Ginger, Licorice, Nettles, Peppermint, Fennel are highly beneficial. To make it easy for you I have put together the Byron T-tox pack that contains my top 4 favourite teas for Detox including Dandylicious, Green, Detox & Digest.