An excellent tool to create healthy clean eating habits that can change your life and increase vitality! It is important to give the body a reboot each new season with a good cleaning and check-in. As the seasons change, so does our body. Foods and practices that served us well in one season, may not serve us well in the next.
A great example of this is seasonal produce:
In the winter, root vegetables are highly beneficial as they warm and ground the body and nourish us. Yet, in the summer, we need more cooling vegetables and fruits like watermelon, organic corn, tomatoes for our nourishment especially as they are very hydrating. The great part about this too is that the fruits and vegetables that grow in each season are what we can plan our meals around, making it more affordable, more environmentally “green” due to less shipping and travel of our produce, and more health beneficial.
To learn more about which fruits and vegetables grow in what season you can check out this helpful infographic:
Many holistic health professionals prescribe cleansing with the change in seasons, (4 times a year) to remove toxins from the body and mind. This is a great opportunity allowing you the tools to maintain your health and joy naturally.
I prefer a 7-day whole foods detox using an elimination approach with 4 days of preparation (termed the 11-day-detox). Of course, with any drastic changes in your diet, you should consult your doctor. But this detox approach is the safest possible approach, as it doesn’t restrict calories, it just helps the participant to choose the best ones!
Guiding my clients through detoxes brings me delight for a variety of reasons. Foremost, it is a great learning tool to help people find out what foods are not serving their bodies in the best, safest way possible. Detoxes have been effective in breaking the cycle of insomnia, skin rashes, allergies, belly bloat, indigestion, and a host of other nasty symptoms.
Detoxers comment that they continue detox practices even after the detox is over, like drinking a warm lemon elixir every morning and taking a daily probiotic. The repeat detoxers find new things about their systems every season and may add new skills to their lives like dry brushing, tongue scraping, and detox baths.
I have been called to help people live as healthily and joy-filled as they possibly can. Detoxing is one of my best tools to fulfill this God-given purpose and passion. It teaches clean eating principles in such an organized way and leaves little room for question about whether food is an underlying cause of someone’s disease process.
I would love to have you join us for this season’s detox: Summer - we will focus on the heart. Check it out here!