September 25, 2012

Is Fall the right time for a Cleanse?

Many of my clients and Facebook fans have been asking me if a cleanse or Nutritional Reset or Detox Program is a good idea with the change of seasons.

And I said yes!

This is one of the absolute best times of the year to do it, so it’s much more than just a “good idea.” Resetting or cleansing your body nutritionally and emotionally is a perfect way to flow with nature and the seasons and get in balance with yourself and your environment. The season is changing and so will your body and thus, your mind.

Although many people may stick to the same diet all year round, nature is speaking to us with each and every harvest. We need to perk up our ears (and tummies) and listen! Our nutritional cycle in nature is an annual cycle (we go through three seasons). It actually takes an entire year for all of our nutritional needs to be met.

When you nourish yourself properly, your body gives back to you in the form of energy, excess reduction and positive outlook.

And most importantly, beyond even the cycle as a whole, fall is the time to flush our systems of the excess heat from summer and get on board with how we can balance our workload, stress and our emotions.

On the nutritional side, you are already most likely beginning to see more apples, pomegranates, beets and cranberries in your local markets. As we move into fall, we also need to store up fats and eat more proteins in order to warm ourselves up for what lies ahead. This is an extremely important time to reset your body and treat it right in order to keep it healthy. If you reset and cleanse during fall (especially at the beginning) it acts as a preventative medicine that can ward away against disease, viruses, and sickness in general. Do your body right and cleanse!

What is important to realize is that there are so many other layers of toxicity as well in our environment, work force and potentially, even in our relationships and in our home.

If you are interested in learning more about the basics of nutrition, what foods you should be eating this summer, how to prepare your body for the winter and how to become less judgmental, less irritable, sleep better and have a more optimistic view on life, contact me for more information.


Editor: Kate Bartolotta

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