Spring is a great time to throw away junk, de-clutter your life and your home, and open the windows to let the fresh air in. So why not practice the same when it comes to our bodies?
If you’ve followed us before, you know that at the Yinova Center we like to kick of spring with a cleanse. In Chinese medicine, spring is associated with the Liver system, which is the primary organ of detoxification. Our bodies are exposed to countless toxins on a daily basis from the air, our beauty products, our food, water, etc. While we are equipped to detoxify constantly, over time our system can get overwhelmed and accumulate toxins. A cleanse can be a nice way to limit exposure to toxins and with the help of targeted supplements, rid our bodies of some of the accumulation. It is also a great way to break diet and lifestyle habits we’ve been meaning to change that have crept in over time (or that have always been there).
This year we’ve decided to have two cleanse options. For our experienced cleansers, we will have the month-long Blessed Herbs kit, which comprehensively and gently cleanses the colon, liver and gallbladder, kidneys and bladder, lymph, blood and skin. This cleanse has been a hit with out Yinova community in the past and those who have tried it report great results. To change things up, we will also have a simpler 10-day cleanse from Metagenics, which will be more targeted to the liver and digestive system.
For both options, you can either modify your diet as both Blessed Herbs and Metagenics suggest, or do portions as a juice cleanse. Of course, this solution may not be the best for everyone. If you have questions and wonder if the cleanse would work for you, consult your acupuncturist. If you feel the cleanses we offer would just graze the surface and you’d like to target specific health and wellness concerns, consulting with our resident naturopath Carla Kreft or nutritionist Carlin Greenstein can offer you more lasting solutions to keep the spring cleaning going all year round.