We all know about clutter. Most of us have some of it somewhere, those special ‘things’ stashed away that we can’t bear to part with, after all we just might need them sometime! Some of us have lots of clutter. We see the TV shows about the extreme hoarders and the dreadful mess they live with, even dead mice or vermin and maggots under loads of papers or materials. A very real health hazard. Fortunately not many reach this chronic stage of clutter in their homes. But many of us do reach this chronic stage in our body!
Clutter in the form of a sluggish digestive tract, a sluggish bowel, allowing food to stagnate and toxins to accumulate and ferment. Yeasts grow and multiply and worms (yes those little creepy crawlies) find a nice home to reside in.
Clutter in the form of a toxic overload from pesticides, additives and preservatives in our foods, water, and air, and heavy metal residues.
Clutter in the form of emotion stresses. Work pressure, home and family stresses, anxiety, fear, negative self talk.
All of which weaken our immune system and leaves us more vulnerable to inflammation and infections. This is when many vague symptoms start to occur and it sets us up for a downward spiral into ill health. Chronic illnesses like allergies, chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, hormone imbalances, recurrent infections, depression, weight problems, heart disease, diabetes, cancer and other chronic degenerative illnesses develop. The list is endless.
So just as it is important to keep our homes and environment clutter free, so it is important to keep our body free of clutter. I tell my patients to choose one month every year to do a spring cleanse and declutter their body.
To do this you need to use herbs to cleanse your body from worms and to treat your body for fungus, bacteria and viral infections, even if you feel fine and don’t think there are any bugs lurking in your system. They will be there!
You need to eat clean for the month, that means lots of fruit and veggies and proteins, drink pure water, have no junk food and no alcohol at all for the month (email me if you would like a healthy eating plan for your declutter month).
You need to make sure you have regular bowel function and do skin brushing at least two times a week. You will need to get a good nights sleep, and do a daily relaxation either in the form of meditation or simply doing an hour a day of a hobby that you are passionate about.
Have 2 or 3 sessions of acupoint detox to accelerate the release of toxicity from your body.
If you do your ‘declutter’ or otherwise known as a detox for one month each year, you will have a stronger immune system and be far better equipped to fight off any bugs that come your way.