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6 Benefits of Cleansing this Spring
Spring is an uplifting seasonal transition and is time where your body is coming out of hibernation.
Over winter we all seem to overindulge more and put on that extra layer of insulation or body fat to protect us from those icy outdoors.
We even let our bad habits escalate and vices take hold further diminishing our health and vitality.
That’s where Spring Cleansing comes in!
But why Cleanse? Doesn’t my body naturally cleanse without doing a detox? Absolutely. But when you are out of balance and have been over indulging in a toxic lifestyle, your system becomes overloaded and burnt out, as your detoxification processes just cant keep up. This is what zaps energy and makes you feel unwell.
We only get one life on this planet so we want to feel our absolute best and make every moment count.
Down to the smallest molecule we are merely energy vibrating, so the more energy we have the more alive we feel, and the more healthy we are the more energy we have. Stress and toxicity is really what sabotages energy. If you haven’t been feeling well but rather feeling tired, toxic and overweight, then you know what I’m talking about.
But why do we want optimum health and maximum energy? Because it greatly enhances our quality of life and the ability to magnetise and create everything that we want into our life.
And what does having an enhanced quality of life do for us? It allows us to feel happier and allows more love, joy, and peace to flow into our hearts and into our world.
These positive emotional states connect us more to ourselves, our relationships and to the environment in which we live causing us to experience a sense of oneness and unity.
Isn’t that why we are here? To be our best, have good days, have loads of fun, and share the magnificent gift of life with each other in all of its beauty, mystery, glory and abundance?
So why does Spring Cleansing make us feel our best?
We want to go into summer with a “Spring” in our step don’t we? Sluggishness and fatigue are never attractive to anyone, ourselves included. In every cell of your body you have a little energy-producing powerhouse called the mitochondria that produce ATP molecules (energy units). Cleansing enhances energy greatly eliminating the build up of toxins that slow down mitochondrial function.
2. Optimum Gut and Liver Function
They say that the gut is the seat of health and its true. A strong and healthy gut lining with an abundance of friendly bacteria allows you to absorb the maximum amount of nutrients from your food, protects your system from absorbing undigested food molecules, toxic wastes and pathogens (as would occur in a weak gut lining or ‘leaky gut syndrome’), which will keep your immune system balanced and your energy levels high.
3. Weight Loss
With the warmer weather approaching, baring more skin becomes necessary and we may value feeling more confident in a bathing suit. Who doesn’t want to look better naked? Cleansing stimulates weight loss as toxins stored in fat-soluble cells melt away. There is no need for that protective layer of body fat that accompanies toxicity and elevated stress. That’s why weight loss is always that magic bonus on a cleansing program.
Colds and flus are almost a given in winter. If you have taken a round of antibiotics during these months then it is very likely that your balance of good bacteria has been outweighed by unfriendly and pathogenic bacteria. When your immune system is fighting these pathogens your energy can’t go into making more energy, but rather ends up depleted. A good cleanse will weed out the bad bacteria, seed in the good bacteria, and completely restore your gut microflora to its correct ratios for optimum health and energy production.
5. Glowing Skin
Because toxins and their by-products are harmful chemicals that may affect cellular hydration, the appearance of blemishes can be seen, along with fine lines and wrinkles, facial puffiness, acne, blemishes, clogged pores, and poor skin colour and tone. Cleansing may increase the radiant appearance of skin, and along with its powerful hydration effect from consuming more water than you may normally; your skin may look dewy, fresh, youthful and radiant again.
With the lack of sunlight, vitamin D and melatonin in the darker winter months our moods can get out of balance, and we may resort to stimulants such as alcohol and caffeine to pep up our mood enhancing neurotransmitters dopamine and serotonin. Cleansing may aid balance in the body and by providing it with healthy foods and herbs to support eliminations and detoxification and removing the stimulants you may feel a sense of calmness, naturally.
So don’t put off cleansing any longer. Now is the best time to begin!
Embrace the power of health and vitality this spring, grab a friend, 2 weeks of detoxing, the best spring of your life!
Savannah Daisley 1/09/2014