by Oasis Wellness Partners on March 26, 2019
When spring arrives and the weather starts to warm, it’s time for a good spring cleaning — not only for your house but for your body too.
Toxins tend to accumulate in our bodies during the winter months, due to improper digestion, stress, not enough exercise, and chemicals in the air we breathe, the water we drink, and the foods we eat.
Toxic build-up can eventually become dis-ease. And as we grow older, the body’s mechanisms for eliminating impurities tend to be less efficient, making it even more important to cleanse in the spring. Why spring? “As warmer spring temperatures melt the snow, impurities within your body also start to liquefy, flooding the microcirculatory channels that carry nutrients to the cells and waste away from the cells.” When the cells get stopped up, it can leave you feeling tired, sluggish, and toxic. A spring detox is most likely just what you require to feel well again.
The good news? You can do an effective spring cleanse at home. Here’s a plan for cleansing at home using a detoxifying diet and some lifestyle changes to help you work with the season. This plan works together with your body to loosen toxins and help them flow out of the body through your body’s elimination systems.
This is simple—eliminate the bad and start adding in more of the good. During the winter months we all eat heavier foods and store more fat to fortify against the cold. Unfortunately, this way of eating also leads to a build-up of digestive impurities. The first step is to loosen toxins by eating a lighter, detoxifying diet. This will help your digestive system clear away what is weighing you down.
Your body needs rest to speed along the recovery process. As your body is releasing toxins, it’s also important to help the purification process by sleeping at least eight hours a day and taking advantage of warmer weather and more light by spending time outside!