Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Spring Forward...or Fall Back

Spring time is upon us!  
This is technically the new year and a time of renewal and purging. Just as the Earth is shedding the dead grass, leaves and such, our bodies naturally follow suit.  Over the last few weeks there are many people that are feeling "sick" or have what they believe to be a "cold" or "allergies".  In actuality this is our body's way of letting us know it is time to detox, renew, cleanse....tidy-up if you will!  Symptoms such as sore, scratchy throat; itchy, watery eyes; swollen glands in the neck; sinus and ear congestion; mucus in the eyes, nose, mouth upon waking or throughout the day; coughing, bronchitis, asthma flares, headaches, and skin rashes...the list goes on!

So, what is your body trying to tell you?
Well, if you are experiencing any of the above symptoms mentioned you may be in need of a detox.  Detox is defined as the process or period of time in which one abstains from or rids the body of toxic or unhealthy substances.  Those symptoms are usually unpleasant and a way or ways for our bodies to let us know that something is Out-Of-Order!  Also, the symptoms mentioned above are usually linked to MUCUS and in most cases INFLAMMATION!

How does mucus get into your body?
Mucus forms in our bodies by what we eat.  Meat (flesh of any kind including eggs), dairy, refined/processed sugars and starches, fried food, food additives and chemicals, and fermented foods, just to name a few.  Let us not forget what we drink: pop/soda, sugary including artificially sweetened drinks, coffee, juices and juice/drinks, animal milk (cow, goat). 

Normally our liver's do a good job of ridding the body of mucus, however, when there is an excessive amount it shows up in the form of the signs and symptoms as listed in the first paragraph!  Spring is to bring forth and so shall our bodies.  Please pay attention to your body's attempt to let you know what it needs in order to bring forth optimum health.  Eliminating the mucus sources and giving your body a break is a great start.

One way to assist your body is by starting your day with warm water and lemon, as well and drinking water with lemon throughout the day!

Hopefully this information will prompt you pay more attention to what you consume as it effects your body.  Stay tuned for more detox suggestions in my next post!

Have you ever heard of a RAW food regimen?  Have you ever considered a RAW food regimen?  For more information on how to change or transition into a natural wellness lifestyle join the Facebook Group 40 Day Fruit Fast.

Until next time,
 I bid you better Love, Health and Clear Vision