Is Fall the right time for a Cleanse?

Via Hayley Hobson
on Sep 25, 2012
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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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About Hayley Hobson

Hayley Hobson is an author, speaker, business coach, yogi, Pilates and holistic nutritional expert based in Boulder, CO. Hayley creates lifestyle transformations by coaching her clients to strengthen, nourish and evolve through the cycles and shifts in life. Combining cutting edge understanding in all three disciplines due to years of anatomical study and dietary theory, Hayley’s approach leverages their blended benefits and results. Her unique and intelligent style promotes strengthening while softening–empowering her client’s to heal not only their physical bodies, but their hearts and minds as well. Hayley studied at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, continues her studies with David Wolfe, raw food expert and is an essential oil expert in her own right.  Her insights and articles can also be found on her blog, Mindbodygreen and Islaorganics. She has also been featured in Pilates Style magazine, Natural Health magazine and Triathlete Magazine.  She has fun running and playing in the mountains with her husband, former world-ranked triathlete, Wes Hobson and their two beautiful daughters, Makenna and Madeline. To learn more about her nutritional courses, events she's hosting and custom programs go to her website or follow her on Facebook or Twitter or Pinterest.


7 Responses to “Is Fall the right time for a Cleanse?”

  1. Carisa says:


    I was wondering where you received your education from (schools, workshops, ect.) as I am interested in holistic health and would like to pursue a career in it.

    Thanks for your time!


  2. Kristen says:

    Excellent advice Hayley! I too recommend to my clients a mini 3 day detox with each changing season. I also use that time to change out my toothbrush. 😉

  3. hayley says:

    Hi Carisa,
    I think the Institute of Integrative Nutrition is a great program. There is information about it on my website. As a graduate, I can get you a discount if you're interested in pursuing.


  4. hayley says:

    Hi Kristen,
    I've written a 14 day and 28 day program. They are on my website. Let me know if you're interested in incorporating them into your plans. I can share them with you.


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