Spring Cleaning for your Health

March 23, 2021 By , , , , , ,
Cleansing and Detoxing Your Home and Body

Cleanse and Detox your Home and your Body

While we’re hunkering down at home it’s the perfect time to finally do that spring cleaning.  I love this time of year to cleanse your body both inside and out!  This is the perfect time to make YOU your focus and get your body primed up … just like you might do with your home and your yard.

I love leading patients through cleanses. They feel SO good and then end up shifting habits and patterns with food. The gift that keeps on giving to your health and well-being.

Cleansing can Boost Immunity

Think of this as truly spring cleaning from the inside out! In order to maintain optimal health, our digestive tract should have more beneficial bacteria (probiotics) than bad bacteria.  Keeping our gut microbiome healthy is SO important. There are many food sources of probiotics like fermented dairy products (full-fat plain Kefir or full-fat yogurt), kimchi, sauerkraut, miso, and kombucha. You can also add a probiotic supplement to your regimen.

Cleansing your Home of Chemicals can Help your Hormones

Throw out your toxic cleaning products! Commercial products such as common items including Windex, Pledge, etc. are full of harsh endocrine disrupting chemicals that are best avoided entirely. These harsh cleaning chemicals can create a hormone imbalance within your body which can have many negative effects such as weight gain, mood changes, thyroid imbalances, and increased heart disease and cancer risk. Try using vinegar and water instead, add some essential oils and you’ll have the fresh smell without those lingering chemicals. If you prefer to buy cleaning products, look for natural lines, such as Mrs. Meyer’s, Seventh Generation, Live, Love Planet, etc.  that specifically state free from phosphates, parabens, phthalates, chlorine bleach, petroleum distillates, ammonia, fragrances (again, essential oils are ok), optical brighteners, sulfates, dyes, and fillers.

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