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Spring Clean – not only your house but your body too !!!

Spring Clean – not only your house but your body too !!!

Wednesday, 20 July 2011 21:28

Spring is the best time of year not only for cleaning your brick house but also for your more important house – your body.

So we have some tips for some ‘internal’ spring cleaning to help you feel great inside & out.

1. Start to reduce your overall food intake – especially ‘heavy/oily’ foods

Remember, our digestive fire is strongest in winter, but reduces as we progress towards the warmer months. Eating the same foods now as you did in winter will be harder to digest, so begin going towards a ‘lighter diet’. Particularly in Spring, remember…’To feel Bright…Eat Light’.

2. Consider a regular Morning ‘Light Diet’/Juice cleanse for the next 2 weeks

If you have indulged a bit too much during winter or feel your appetite/digestion is not as strong as it should be, once or twice a week, have a very light food intake up until lunchtime. E.g’s vegetable/fruit juices (not cold), light fruit, 1-2 piece of toast etc

3. Sip Warm / Hot Ginger Tea

Remember, the fresh ginger slices in warm/hot water. This is a great time of year to drink this as it helps eliminate any impurities & undigested food that have accumulated during the heavier eating winter months.

4. Keep a Regular Routine while the Seasons Change

According to Ayurveda, it’s on the change of seasons when we are most likely to get out of balance – people often get colds/fee a bit off at change of season. The more variable the ‘outside’ weather, the more important it is to try and keep your own ‘internal’ system on a regular schedule – sleep, mealtimes etc.

Mark Bunn

Mark Bunn – is a leading natural health researcher specialising in Ayurvedic medicine, author of the three-time best-selling ‘Ancient Wisdom for Modern Health‘ and one of Australasia's most popular health and performance speakers