The birds are singing. The flowers are blooming. And your closet is overflowing with clutter that you just can’t stand anymore.
Unfortunately, more than your closets may be overflowing with clutter. Toxins from the air we breathe, the foods we eat, and the stress we feel make constant demands on our bodies’ detoxifying organs. The lungs, liver, kidneys, bladder, intestines and blood all play key roles in helping the body get rid of what it doesn’t need and in maintaining a healthy balance.
Because toxins really can build up in the body, many people like to consider doing a Spring Cleanse. If you plan to cleanse, there are several points you should consider:
- Make sure you support your colon, kidney and bladder during your cleanse. These organs must be able to eliminate the toxins you are trying to get rid of!
- Make sure you have the time to rest during your cleanse. Because cleansing can be tough on the body, being able to rest and recoup is of utmost importance for a successful cleanse.
- Make sure you are physically able to do a cleanse. If you have medical conditions or take medications, you may not be the best candidate for a cleanse. In fact, a cleanse may be contraindicated for your medication or condition.
- Because a cleanse can be challenging to the body, make sure you are in good enough physical condition for the kind of cleanse you choose. Even without a medical condition, a cleanse can challenge your major organs, including the heart.
- Always replenish your micro-flora when you cleanse, even if your cleanse is the preparation for a colonoscopy! Most people could benefit from a good probiotic every day, but especially after a cleanse.
Once you have completed your Spring Cleanse, embrace an even healthier you with smart diet choices, regular exercise, and plenty of quality sleep. The flowers won’t be the only thing blooming in your world if you truly embrace the practices that lead to a healthier you.
Betsy’s Note: This article is for educational purposes only. It is not intended to diagnose, treat, prevent or cure any disease. Make sure a cleanse is not contraindicated with your medications or medical condition. For example, those taking anti-psychotic medications might be advised to limit the kind of cleanses they do. Consult your healthcare provider.