It's that time of year we're cleansing from all of the indulgences we've had over the past month or so. Cleansing and detoxing is at the forefront of everybody's mind.
However that is something that we can do on a regular basis.
Some signs to indicate that it is time to cleanse and reNEW your body and mind:
- Sluggish Feeling
- Skin changes
One of my indicators is discomfort in my jointsn without the presence of arthritis.
There are some simple and easy ways to incorporate a healthy cleansing protocol in your daily life BEFORE these symptoms occur.
Being a member of the 40+ and FABULOUS club, I have to be more intune with my body's needs at ALL times.
Like my superfriend Dr. Mia says, "Live a life of total wellness so we
can live well and age beautifully!"
Aging beautifully involves consistent destressing (frown and worry lines aren't cute at all) and detoxing. We can destress and detox with these 5 common herbs that can help us with our stress-FREE cleansing journey.
A lot of times when people are stressed they're digestive track either contracts or is too loose you may pull back-and-forth between diarrhea and constipation.
Peppermint peppermint leaf helps relax the muscles of the intestinal walls reducing cramping and gas. Studies have also shown that peppermint can help ease nausea and vomiting.
Cardamom is a great detoxifier for the body. It is a mild diuretic which helps eliminate toxins from the blood. It also helps improve digestion by alleviating gas indigestion and built up acid.
Many people see dandelions as a pesky weed to get rid of but did you know that it is great for the distress and detox journey? Both the leaves and the roots can be used.
Dandelion root has a mild laxative effect and can improve digestion it is great for gas, constipation, and bloating. Dandelion leaves can be used in a salad, juiced,
or sauteed. They have a mild diuretic effect to help release excess fluid.
4. Milk Thistle
After indulging in libations and spirit drinks over the holidays, milk thistle should be your best friend. Milk thistle actually has a compound called silymarin that helps protect the liver.. It helps regenerate liver cells injured by toxins and can even block toxins from entering the liver in the first place. Studies have shown that milk thistle can increase the levels of glutathione a very powerful anti
oxidant, by as much as 50%.
Turmeric is great for digestion and the health of our gut because it encourages the growth of beneficial bacteria in the digestive tract. Studies are now exploring
how turmeric can be beneficial for the treatment of IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome). It is also used in aAyurvedic medicine as a treatment for acid reflux and gas. As part of the destress and detox journey, it stimulates the production of bile to help eliminate toxins from the liver and gall bladder.
Those aches and pains you've been feeling in your joints lately, turmeric is a natural anti-inflammatory which can help alleviate some of that discomfort.
It is nothing but a Win-Win with turmeric!
All of these herbs are used in this simple 7-day cleanse I've been using to shed 10 pounds. It's the Release ReNEW Cleanse.
Check out this video to see the 3-step process.
Stay tuned for next week's blog, 5 common foods for Detxing and destressing.
Until then, have a positive week!