Spring Cleaning The Body

Giving our body a chance to heal, it will heal. Cleansing is a great way to reset for our healthy season, clearing out the cobwebs of winter. Spring has sprung.

Ah, to wake up and hear the birds singing, feel the freshness of the spring air, and see the earth coming to life. Spring brings us a renewal, rejuvenation and a levity. The earth knows what to do to clean itself, all by itself.

Our bodies do too. In the spring, we are given fresh food from the earth in many forms. It might be from our garden or the fields and forests. There is a vast array of goodness that the earth provides, to give our bodies the broom with which to swish out the cobwebs of the winter cave.

For many, being indoors brought allergies, winter sickness, maybe medication and a host of other weights on the body systems. We don't too often think of all that goes into our bodies, through our food, our air, water and on our skin.

Many who have weight concerns may not even realize the burden their body carries, nor the source of it. Cleaning the body lightens this burden and frees it to heal, as well as lose the weight. Often the body holds a lot of water to dilute toxins that are stored in the fat.

Just as you clean your house, you need to clean the body house you live in as well. Many think of a cleanse as a fasting or deprivation of some sort. A true cleansing feeds and nourishes the body, while ridding excess material, at the same time. A whole food cleanse answers the body burden in a beautiful way.

That is my approach to cleansing, feeding the body all it needs to heal itself. Not pills, powders, potions, just real food for real healing. You see, when you give the body what it needs, it heals. Like our earth, given the chance, our bodies heal.

Hosting cleanses is one of my most favorite parts of my work with clients. The results that one experiences in the process of cleaning their body is life changing. any report glowing skin, brain clarity, a lightness, weight loss, energy unlimited, and less pain. The body does what it knows what to do!

Here is your recipe for today:

Cucumber Greens Delight Detox

1 cucumber
1 large cup of spinach
1 large cup of parsley
1 celery stalk

1/2 lemon, fresh squeezed juice

Juice, drink, detox and de-light!

I am available for further guidance for your spring cleanse!


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Cathy Dowd May 13, 2013 at 02:37 PM
How often do you drink this and is this all you have that day?
Marcia Patterson May 14, 2013 at 11:59 AM
What kind of juicer do you recommend?
Bette J. Shaw Holistic Health Coach May 14, 2013 at 12:09 PM
Hi Cathy, you can drink as much green juice as you can get. This one is great for fresh spring dandelions, after that, alternate to other greens. If you are on a juice feast, you can drink juice all day for many days.If not, simply add it into your regular eating plan.
Bette J. Shaw Holistic Health Coach May 14, 2013 at 12:15 PM
Marcia, The Norwalk juicer is the most amazing and pretty costly. This is the one they use in healing centers, as it is the least damaging to the nutritional value of the ingredients. Many love the Greenstar and Omega Vert. Any juicer will do, as long as you juice! If you have a Vitamix, you can simply blend your greens and pour through a mesh bag. Many find that easier cleanup and a quicker way, although it compromises the quality of the juice a bit.


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