Spring is finally here! As the weather changes, we often get a renewed motivation to make things fresh. It is a great time of year to detoxify – and that can be from anything out there that is making you a lesser version of yourself.
In our living spaces – we can clear out the distractions and only keep what we need.
Emotionally – we can clear out negative thoughts or feelings with simple expression via journaling, music, art, talking, movement – whatever it takes to get them out of our bodies.
Physically – we can clear out our body systems by exercising, taking a break from food and drink we know aren’t good for us, contrast showers, infrared saunas, deep breathing, massage, lemon juice in the morning, cruciferous veggies, onion, garlic, water soluble fibers, drinking plenty of water, etc.
Is there something you’re addicted to? Shopping, the internet, alcohol, food, video games, drugs, work, gambling, your phone? Maybe now is your time to cut yourself free.
Let today be the start of something new. #spring #newbeginnings#detox
Note: before beginning any detox program it is important to make sure all emunctory organs are functioning properly.
For a safe and effective detox program specific for your needs, see your ND for info. For an appointment, call 604.534.9121.
We talked about Good Sleeps last week, now let’s talk about the second understated factor in the maintenance of good health… Good Poops!
In a time when colorectal cancer is the second most common cancer in Canada and when an estimated 20 million Canadians are suffering with digestive disorders, it is an entirely relevant and important topic!
Part 2: The significant basics of Good Poops
Did you know your bowel movements can give you insights into what is going on inside your body?
They can give you hints about the health of your gallbladder, liver, pancreas, your gastrointestinal tract and digestive function, your nutritional status, your immune system function, allergies, your stress levels, and more.
Bowel movements are essential for clearing toxins and wastes out of our bodies and keeping you feeling well and your body functioning properly.
What does the perfect poop look like?
How to have the perfect poop:
There are plenty of supplements, medications, and health concerns that can alter bowel movements. If you are showing some signs that something might be off in your body, have a licensed practitioner help you get back on track.
Two signs of good health are: Good Sleeps & Good Poops!
They are two of the foundation building blocks of our health, and their importance cannot be understated.
Let's talk about the first one. Good Sleeps.
Part 1: The significant basics of Good Sleeps
If you are disciplined in the habits above for at least a month but are seeing no improvements, you may need a health care professional to look into some other areas of your health such as blood sugar/insulin, gastrointestinal health, cortisol levels, endocrine system, neurotransmitters, musculoskeletal system, or nutritive status.
Stay tuned next week for Part 2: The significant basics of Good Poops! ;)
Two ingredients. Effective. Not a drug.
Here's how it works: when applied and absorbed by the skin, it goes about depleting a chemical messenger we all have that is responsible for sending pain signals to our brains. In addition, it augments circulation to the area, bringing blood, nutrients, oxygen and therefore healing ingredients right to where they are needed.
Here's how to make it: mix 1 part glycerin with 1 part Capsicum annuum (cayenne) tincture and shake vigourously. Apply to affected muscles and joints as needed.
A word of caution: do not use over broken skin, on the face, near the eyes, or over sensitive areas. May cause a burning sensation. If too strong, rub olive oil over area prior to application.