Here are some of my favorite Cleanses to start in February or March! Why this time of year? Spring time is a great time to cleanse the liver. It is a great way if you suffer from Spring allergies to reduce or eliminate the worst time of year for you!
If you are seeing me regularly you know this is when I start encouraging clients to start looking at there diet. You may remember me talking about the emotions of the Liver last year, and why it is important to cleanse. Spring is the time of Wood element, and a time to give your Liver and Gallbladder a break. Liver energy in its healthy form feeds the heart so that we experience joy in our cycles of learning and during growth periods! We set healthy boundaries with Joy, and can experience “the knowing” that we are just where we need to be, right here, right now. Liver energy out of balance leads to irritability and anger. Long term constrained Liver Qi leads to depression. So, can you see where I am going with this?!? So here are some ideas to get our bodies happy and healthy for the summer!
I know how appetizing can it be??? Well I have been making chocolate pudding out of it. Sugar free, dairy free, and great for your liver. There are amazing health benefits to chia! Chia seeds contain essential fatty acids alpha-linolenic and linoleic acid. They’re high in essential minerals like calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, manganese, copper, zinc, iron and niacin. They are also a high fiber supplement so they cleanse the colon! There also great to help with blood sugar because of the high fiber!
1/2 C of Chia
2C of Milk(Coconut, Almond, or any other that you like)
Banana and Cinnamon
Cardamom and Pistachios with Rose Water
Let it set for 2 hours in the refrigerator before eating!
Just cut out of your diet Sugar, Alcohol, and Caffeine. Give your self 4-6weeks of loving your body by removing these strong chemically altering foods from your diet. You can replace sugar with Stevia or Xylitol. I love green tea in the morning instead of caffeine. I also love Kombucha as a way to relax at night, and get some good probiotics after dinner! You may just feel better, and realize you are not missing your old habits at all!
Apple Cider Vinegar Drinks
In Chinese medicine apple cider vinegar helps release stagnant liver qi, or softens the liver. Here is a reciepie:
1TBL of Apple Cider Vinegar
1TBL of Honey
or a cup of your favorite juice
32oz of water
Watch your irritability disappear
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This is my favorite liver cleanse. The shake helps you keep to the anti-inflammatory diet by cutting your cravings, and you feel good while you are doing it! Along with this supplement, one needs to replace sugar, wheat, alcohol, and caffeine, dairy, night shades, soy, and corn with: So I always start to inform people of how the spring is a great time to cleanse the liver. This year I am wanting to encourage people a daily practice of supporting our livers! Our society is sooooo stressful on the liver I have started to use these tools daily to help support us! Let's review why it is so important in Chinese medicine to cleanse the liver in the spring!