Back when I first got into natural health, I started with all sorts of detoxes and cleanses mostly because I loved the way I felt in those few weeks after I’d done a good colon or liver cleanse. It was like night and day difference for me. One cleanse could eliminate:
- foggy brain
- achy joints
These days, I don’t have nearly the list of health issues, but it doesn’t mean I don’t need to clean out the pipes. Spring and fall are nature’s built in cleansing times, so the body automatically does things like:
- craves more raw food
- craves less meat
- craves movement (and the weather cooperates!)
All of the above are in pursuit of moving out stored toxins, waste, fat and other garbage that weighs us down. Less than ideal food, chemicals in the environment, not enough movement, stress and worry all contribute to the “load” that we all carry around with us. Our natural body systems can handle some of this load, but a couple times a year (at least) we can give the body a helping hand and experience radical health achievements.
We decided to “hit the reset button” this week at the Butchko house, and eat a mostly raw diet along with a few cooked things and a liver cleanse protocol.
Here’s a quick look at what we’re eating on our cleanse this week:
- Chopped salad with 7 different vegetables and vinaigrette
- Lightly sautéed broccolini with mushrooms and root puree
- Fruit and flax smoothie
- Fruit and veggie juice
- Quinoa taboule
Do you have a list of health complaints you’d like to work on this spring? Cleansing can help with digestion, infections, depression, hormonal disruption, stiffness, chronic pain, and more.
Would you like to join me for a cleanse in April? After I beta test a few more recipes, I’ll open up my “cleanse book” to the public. Let me know if you’d like to join a virtual group supported 5 day cleanse. It’s easy, it’s inexpensive, and your body will love you for it! Send me a note at email@example.com or leave a comment below.
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