Wellness Within: Spring cleaning for your health: Tips for refreshing … – The Laker

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by Deborah Peddle-Hann
As the crocus and tulips start to burst through the ground and the weather warms up, it’s a great time to do a little spring cleaning, for both your home and your health. Just like you clean out your closet or deep clean your home, it could be helpful to give your body a freshening up with the change in season.
Over time, and especially over the winter, our bodies can accumulate toxins from the air we breathe, the products we use and the foods we eat, especially if you have sensitivities. These toxins can contribute to a variety of health issues, including fatigue, digestive issues and headaches. By focusing on a few strategies, we can help eliminate toxins and improve our overall health.
“Detox” is not a word I love. In fact, I try to stay away from it as much as I can because it has created a lot of awful products that can be dangerous if not used under the close supervision of a naturopathic doctor or physician. Our bodies (liver, kidneys, lungs, intestine, skin and lymph system) are naturally designed to cleanse and detox so no special products are needed. But there are some things we can do to help it along.
Please remember that cleansing your body doesn’t have to be a one-time event. You can feel amazing year-round by incorporating these suggestions into your daily routine. By taking care of your body and giving it the tools it needs to eliminate toxins, you’ll feel refreshed, energized, and ready to tackle whatever comes your way. So, happy spring cleaning – your body will thank you!
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