Renew and Rejuvenate this Spring
Spring is here and many of us want to make some changes to reflect the time of renewal and rejuvenation. Spring is a great time to change your diet, detoxify the body and maybe lose weight in the process. Eating a diet high in fibre, high in organic fruits and vegetables, low in animal proteins and processed food will help your body to transition from Winter to Spring and Summer.
About 70% of our body is made-up of water. Drinking about 8 glasses of clean water a day will not only hydrate your body but it will also help with cleansing. And to strengthen the cleansing effect, add liquid chlorophyll to your drinking water. This liquid supplement is available for sale at the retail section of our clinic and other health food stores.
Drinking enough water is key in detoxification, getting enough fibre and antioxidants from vegetables and fruits is also very important. Removing excess acids from your body will be useful in helping to get rid of toxins. Avoid excess animal proteins like processed meats and cheese and consume plenty of alkalizing foods (vegetables and fruits). Incorporate exercise to promote the movement of lymph in the lymphatic system responsible for removal of toxins from the tissues. You can promote detoxification by adding specialized products to your diet. Pascoe Canada offers “Whole Body Cleanse”. This gentle product supports all aspects of detoxification: the lymphatic system to transport toxins, the liver to detoxify them, and kidneys and intestinal tract to eliminate them. This spring “The Whole-Body Cleanse” is available at Myoflex Massage & Rejuvenation Clinic at 20% off the regular price. We carry a wide selection of natural body products to help you with body and skin cleansing.
Based on Eastern philosophy, Spring corresponds to the “Wood” element which in turn is related to the Liver and the Gallbladder. Per Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), the Liver is responsible for the smooth flow of energy (Qi) throughout the body and therefore it is the prime target for spring cleansing. Green is the colour of the Liver and of Spring. Thus, eating greens like lettuce, green beans, sprouts, spinach, and arugula, can improve liver functions. The liver can also be stimulated with sour drinks and foods such as putting a slice of lemon in your water or a touch of vinegar in salad dressing. Per TCM the Liver opens to the eyes and is connected to proper eye function.
Complementing your detox routine with an acupuncture and/ or massage session will give additional benefits to your spring routine. Acupuncture sessions aiming to balance the Liver and Gallbladder will help with your cleansing protocol. Manual Lymph Drainage and Lymphatic Massage will aid in transporting lymph throughout the body via lymphatic vessels. A healthy lymphatic system collects metabolic products, foreign bodies and cellular debris. The lymph nodes located along lymphatic vessels, are filled with immune cells which can produce antibodies in response to infections. Therefore, maintaining strong lymphatic system with the help of massage and acupuncture will help your immunity and overall health.