Spring time is a great time to renew your body. It is also an important time to prevent your body from getting illnesses. Here is a short list of some things that you can do to help your body feel rejuvenated and feel great.
Apple Cider Vinegar and Honey
You can make a powerful, all-natural detoxifying beverage by mixing together one tablespoon of unfiltered apple cider vinegar (with the ‘Mother’), one tablespoon of honey, and 12 ounces of water. The vinegar works to stabilize your body’s internal pH level, while the honey works to regulate your blood sugar levels. When combined together, it offers a superb cleansing and detoxifying beverage that’s perfect for the spring season. Even the Greek philosopher Socrates prescribed apple cider vinegar to his patients.
Take Care of Your Eyes
Did you know that your eyes are connected to every organ in the body in some manner? With that said, the liver has the strongest connection to the eye. When your eye health begins to decline, so does your liver. Take care of your eyes by limiting your time in front of electronic displays (e.g. Computers and Televisions) and have an eye exam performed by a licensed optometrist at least once every two years.
Consuming chlorophyll – the pigment responsible for giving all green plants their color – will strengthen your liver. Chlorophyll is known to exhibit antioxidant properties, fighting harmful chemicals within the body known as free radicals. Some excellent sources of chlorophyll include spinach, parsley, garden cress, green beans, green peppers, brussels sprouts, green peas, asparagus, broccoli, zucchini, cucumbers, green apples, melon, honey dew and kiwi.
The blooming plant life and warming temperatures offers the perfect opportunity to get outdoors and exercise. Exercise and fresh outdoor air stimulates the body’s energy (Qi), keeping it moving and flowing throughout the body. When Qi becomes stagnant, it increases the risk of disease and illness. Sometimes as simple as a 30-minute walk outside can make a world of difference in your health.
We can’t talk about ways to cleanse the body this spring without mentioning acupuncture. From relieving seasonal allergies to reducing pain and inflammation, the benefits of this Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) are endless. Acupuncture will allow your body to self heal and improve your immune system.
Practice Tai Chi
Tai Chi is a Chinese exercise that has been known as meditation in motion. Harvard medical school has mentioned Tai Chi as medication in motion. Tai Chi is great for flexibility, strengthening, coordination, balance, and stress relief. There have been studies that have shown that Tai Chi has helped improve the immune system and balance. There are many benefits to practicing Tai Chi.
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