Around the beginning of the year, many folks are turning to detoxing in order to feel better - or at least feel better about themselves after holiday eating and drinking. I understand! We've all been there.
According to Chinese Medicine the spring is a more appropriate time to cleanse. It is understood that every season has certain behavior correlated with is that is considered the healthiest for that time of year. Around the beginning of the calendar year we are still in winter, and it is a time of nourishment and decreased activity.
Slow cooked stews are considered one of the most nourishing and winter appropriate meals. When the plants of nature become more active in the spring, then it is more appropriate to eat raw vegetables and move your body more vigorously.
So what about detoxing? Well Chinese Medicine has no argument against eating healthy foods, and getting a little exercise. Watch the meal skipping though -your body needs nutrition to function properly! Not sure which supplements to take or avoid? Do your research carefully, and don't be afraid to ask a trained professional. Substances that claim to cleanse are often harsh or purgatory in some way.
Looking for a quick health fix? Why not try avoiding sugar? But sugar! I know, it's amazing and addictive. Try taking it away from yourself for 3 weeks. You might notice your body starting to crave healthier foods!