Spring internal detoxification

Spring is one of my favorite times of the year and especially this year after my first rainy winter in Portland.  Note, to self, save all your extra sheckles and go on a winter vacation for some SUN next year!

I am in the process of  doing a cleanse on my family.  The boys have recovered from Autism. They do not exhibit any of the odd behaviors they use to have as well as some of the gut distress they had.  We have been able to heal their bodies as much as possible with homemade foods made from organic, locally grown foods as well as some biomedical therapies.  It is spring and we all definitely need a liver and kidney cleanse.  For us, one of the easiest ways to begin doing that is by juicing.  I actually use my Vita-Mix blender for that because that way the juice keeps all of the pulp and fiber in the drink.

The detoxification process ( kidney, liver and gall bladder function) is a very important bodily process, especially for Americans suffering toxic overload from compromised foods, air, and water – just to name a few.  In Eastern medicine, spring is the time to flush your liver.

Some of the best foods to incorporate into your diet are:

  • Dark green vegetables – kale, broccoli, Brussels sprouts
  • Seaweed
  • Leeks, onions and garlic
  • Green and chamomile tea
  • Flaxseed, olive and fish oils – all other oils should be shelved during a cleanse
  • Juices – freshly made from carrots, beets, green apples and ginger, lettuce, cilantro and parsley
  • Enjoy the Sun and flowers as they start to bloom!

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