Instead of Detox, NOURISH!
We live in a media world full of flash phrases, sales tactics and negative messages about the body. It’s spring time and the media’s favorite buzz word is DETOX. You see it on your health apps or hear about it on the news or over drinks about “Liver Detoxes”. How it helps with low energy, fatigue, headaches and many other wonderful benefits to starving yourself for 24 hours or taking three different supplements three times a day to “flush” out those toxins, adding up to lots of $$$ but WHY?
Why do we treat our bodies like we are full of toxins? Why do we think that three days of drinking juice will counter the effects of eating processed foods on a daily basis the other 362 days of the year?
Our livers job is to clear toxins out of the body, it is literally doing its job every day and unless you have jaundice or liver disease its doing a pretty good job of it.
Instead take this new season change as an opportunity to NOURISH your body. Make a daily effort to support your liver by eating dark leafy cooked greens, drinking warm dandelion or milk thistle root tea and everyone’s favorite avoiding excess alcohol intake. Start your morning off with a glass of warm water instead of a cup of coffee. Get out and move, breath this beautiful spring air and let your liver naturally flush those toxins out.
Love yourself with the food you eat, the beverages you drink, the movement you make and most of all the thoughts you think each and every day, it will not only give you a healthy happy liver but a pretty awesome life too!
Paula Kearney LA.c