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Rejuvenate Your Body With a Spring Detox

10 benefits you can expect from doing a gentle ‘spring cleanse’:

1. Weight Loss Happens! Toxins are stored in fat cells. When toxins are eliminated, so are fat cells.
2. Beautiful Skin is healthy skin. Toxins in the body can destroy our skin with pimples, etc.
3. Digestion Works! A clogged digestive system stops doing its job efficiently.
4. More Energy! As toxic waste leaves the body there can be increased energy.
5. Breathing is easier because your respiratory system becomes free and unclogged.
6. Helps prevent disease. Dr. Elson Haas states, “By regularly purging the body of unhealthy toxins and waste, you can assist the body’s natural defenses and help to prevent disease before it starts.”
7. Brain is clearer. You’ll start to see improved concentration and mental focus–the results of a cleaner system!
8. Joints are more flexible.
9. Feeling of rejuvenation as the body is renewed.
10. Being filled with motivation and creativity as you feel lighter and freer.

What we need is a detox program designed to fit into our life. Too often, people go to cleansing retreats or on a detox diet at home and end up returning to unhealthy eating and drinking habits and lifestyles. That does not work!

I recommend doing a gentle spring/liver cleanse which is easy on the body and you can still continue with your life.

8 Simple things you can do to cleanse your body for two days:

1. Drink more water: start your day with 2 – 3 cups of water every morning.
2. Eat fresh fruits daily: eat a breakfast of fresh juicy fruits (not sweet ones like bananas).
3. Eat lots of vegetables and their juices: for lunch have a big salad and for a snack have fresh vegetable juice.
4. Leave out all cooked food. That means no grains, starches or proteins for these two days.
5. Soaking toxins away in a bath: have an epsom salt bath nightly.
6. Exercise creates sweating: walk up lots of stairs or hills.
7. Breathe fully and deeply: this is something to always do.
8. Sleeping deeply.

Many of these points are ones you can incorporate into your day every day.

Also, to help cleanse: No overeating and no junk food.

There you go: a very simple way to do a spring cleanse at any time of the year.

For myself, I drink two very gentle cleansing yummy teas 365 days a year so I do not need to do special cleanses.

I know most people do not do this so I have put together a Gentle Spring/Liver Cleanse Training.
This offers an online supportive structure for people who know they should be doing something for their health but need the some extra knowledge, inspiration, focus and perhaps hand-holding.

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Diana Herrington

Diana Herrington turned a debilitating health crisis into a passion for helping others with healthy, sugar-free, gluten-free, eating and cooking. After testing and researching every possible healthy therapy on her delicate system she has developed simple, powerful principles which she shares in her recent book Eating Green and Lean, and as host to Care2 groups: Healthy Living Network and Healthy Cooking. She is the head chef at Real Food for Life, where she shares recipes and tips. Sign up for the Real Food for Life weekly newsletter or catch her on Facebook or Twitter (@DancinginLife).

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4:41AM PDT on May 23, 2013

Refresh with the beginning of a year

12:53AM PDT on May 14, 2013

very nice article, it's one of the safest way of losing weight. Thanks a lot!

9:22AM PDT on May 13, 2013

good tips, thanks!

8:57PM PDT on May 11, 2013

Water is everything !

11:35PM PDT on May 10, 2013

A fortnight ago I started a new regime. Yes, Dr Oz had nutritionists recommending a 2-day cleanse which was one of my inspirations.

My blender now works over-time as I stuff it with a mixture of perhaps carrots, a tomato, lemon juice, cruciferous vegetables, peas, avocado, an apple/orange, half a red pepper, cucumber, mixed lettuce, kale, baby bok choy, dandelion, perhaps a few frozen blueberries, endives, asparagus and more kale, and a few spices. The large container last for all three meals. I still snack on dark chocolate, perhaps a slice of nutritious black bread or some nuts.

I am not a dieter, so don't even use a scale to measure my weight. However, this fresh blended food has me revitalised and my energy doesn't go down in the afternoon anymore. In addition, I don't need to cook and never feel bloated. What a find truly amazing is that I never feel hungry or have any food cravings - other than some beetroot slices once.

I can highly recommend that others try it. Mine started with a 2 day cleanse and then just continued because I felt so good....

10:04PM PDT on May 10, 2013

If you told us what is the gentle cleansing yummy tea, we could have the option of doing that as well.

9:43AM PDT on May 10, 2013

Thanks.

11:31PM PDT on May 9, 2013

Mmmmm

10:12PM PDT on May 9, 2013

WOW

8:08PM PDT on May 9, 2013

thanks for sharing - here are things I recommend for long-term cleansing:
- quit meat, smoking, and high processed sugar foods (soft drinks, etc...)
- drink a warm glass of water with the juice of 1/2 lemon or lime squeezed in every morning
- eat lots of fruit for breakfast and lots of raw or steamed veggies throughout the day
- incorporate lots of spices (e.g. ginger/garlic/turmeric/cinnamon) in your everyday cooking
- have very little coffee/tea
- exchange coffee/tea for organic herbal tea blends
- get daily exercise of 30 mins
- have a very reduced intake of alcohol (if you need to have any at all)

Now this doesn't mean I'm successful in constantly keeping to the above (I have trouble gettting in exercise, and I definitely don't have enough fruit or raw veggies), but time and again I have found that most incredibly healthy people follow this kind of regime!

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