The spring season is a time of new beginnings. It’s a time of renewed energy. We feel it in our bodies, we see it all around us in nature. It’s a time to integrate new healthy habits to support whole body wellness.
I’ve put together a list of methods to help naturally support your body feeling its best this season.
Different Methods of Supporting Natural Detox in the Body:
Hydrate your beautiful body!
Water is key to flushing out your system, hydrating your skin for that healthy glow, and boosting your metabolism. Add fresh lemon or a pinch of Himalayan or Celtic salt to protect those kidneys. Electrolyte powder is also a supportive tool in giving your cells the energy they need to function, thrive and keep the body energized.
Load up on greens!
Leafy greens are full of vitamins, minerals, disease-fighting phytochemicals as well as a source of fiber which can aid in weight loss. The more bitter the greens, the better they are for liver support.
Move your body, Move your lymph.
Moving your body reduces stress, supports heart health and helps to flush toxins and stagnant energy out. Aim for at least 30 minutes of daily physical activity. Explore new ways of stimulating your lymphatic system like jumping on a rebounder, jumping rope or taking a brisk walk.
Eliminate inflammatory foods from the diet.
These include sugar, dairy, gluten, corn, soy, caffeine, alcohol. These foods tend to tax the liver and lead to stagnant energy which can show up as pain in the joints, digestive distress, sinus congestion, headaches and irritability.
Dry Skin Brush on a daily basis!
This is a TWO MINUTE investment of energy which can lead to increased energy throughout the day! Read more about the lymphatic system here: http://www.sunshinekates.com/blog/the-lymphatic-system
Far Infrared Sauna is a whole body way to increase circulation while flushing toxins out. Far Infrared Waves help expedite toxins out at a cellular level. Here is a link to my recent sauna blog: http://www.sunshinekates.com/blog/infrared-sauna-health-benefits
Epsom salt baths reduce stress and inflammation in the body while enhancing sleep quality. Epsom salts are loaded with magnesium which help to support the nervous system and ease muscle tension. Don't have a bathtub? Create an Epsom salt foot soak! Add a few drops of your favorite essential oils to the bath or footbath and enjoy! I love to take an Epsom bath at the end of the day and drift off to bed. Sleep is the time when the body maximizes its detoxification functions in the body
Flush the Tubes: Coffee Enemas
This is a process where filtered water/coffee is introduced in the rectum through a pipe to soften and expel toxins or accumulated waste from the colon. The colon plays an important part in digestion, and extracting all the nutrients you need from your diet to keep you healthy. Coffee enemas rapidly help remove toxins from the liver. A coffee enema can help support the liver to produce more bile, open the bile ducts, and cause the bile to flow.
Improve air quality in homes and office space by opening you windows. Even if it’s for few minutes, crack them open and welcome in fresh air.
Reduce your Time with Electronics (especially in the evening).
Power down from all electronics at least 30 minutes to an hour before you turn off the lights. Electronics emit a light that disrupts our natural sleep cycle, so it is important to give our eyes and minds a chance to transition.
Create a sleep sanctuary.
Turn your bedroom into a sleep sanctuary. This means removing the electronics from the room! Use an good ‘ol alarm clock, not your phone to wake up. Your sleep sanctuary should be just that! A place for rest. Try to sleep in a room with complete darkness. Falling asleep with the television on is a big NO-NO!
These are a few of my favorite tools. I would love to hear from you on how you support your body!