Spring is typically a time of year for renewal & growth. Plants and animals are "waking up" from the cold, dark winter months. We often take this time to spruce up our gardens and clean up our living spaces but what about our internal space? It's important to support our bodies natural cleansing and regenerating process with regular detoxification support!
Why do we need to cleanse and detoxify?
In our modern world, exposure to various environmental toxins is impossible to avoid. We need to assist our bodies to safely eliminate toxic build-up. It's crucial to regularly remove waste products of all types in order for our bodies to regenerate and remain healthy. Cleansing and detoxifying helps to ensure we don't accumulate too many toxic compounds that are linked to numerous health problems.
What helps our body cleanse and detoxify?
There are some basics to daily cleansing and detoxification. A few examples include drinking plenty of fresh, pure filtered water and exercising in good clean air. When we need a bit more, fasting is another way to aid the body in eliminating toxins, and consuming substances like seaweed extracts and activated charcoal can help tremendously to take your body much further through the cleansing process. Foods that support liver function like beets, beet juice, and bitter greens are also very helpful.
How do we cleanse and detoxify safely and gently?
It's extremely important that your body is READY for a cleansing detoxification. I recommend at least some support from a professional practitioner such as myself - particularly when incorporating activated charcoal and other substances. I use several very effective protocols for safe and gentle detoxifying with often times profound results. Contact me if you would like more information or to schedule an appointment.
-Ashley Hathaway, NTP, CGP
San Francisco Nutritional Therapy