springdetox

It’s time for spring cleaning! And there’s no time like the present to refresh, renew and re-energize your home. But while you’re cleaning out closets and cabinets to see what items still “spark joy”, don’t forget to give your mind and body a fresh start. Remember that extra helping of grandma’s special mashed potatoes from Thanksgiving? Or the many deserts and sweets you piled on your plate around Valentine’s Day? Your gut remembers too. Marie Kondo’s first step: Start by Discarding. Before you can turn a new leaf, and recommit yourself to a healthier new you, you have to clear out all that bad stuff. Fortunately, we all come equipped with an amazing organ responsible for tackling just this. Our liver. The liver is the largest solid organ in the body. It handles many essential functions including, but not limited to, removing toxins from the blood, metabolizing fats, proteins and sugars, storing vitamins and minerals, regulating blood clotting, and maintaining healthy blood sugar levels. It’s truly the top cleaner and multitasker of the body. But even the most efficient worker could use an extra pair of hands. 

Here are some outstanding “body cleaners” to help you remove all the winter junk that’s been accumulating, and send it to the curb for good! Let’s spring into action!

TUDCA 

TUDCA is a bile acid found inside the body in rather small amounts. At increased levels, this super bacteria promotes healthy gut activity, which provides loads of exciting benefits. For example, your immune system, heart health, brain health, digestion, healthy sleep, and improved mood are all believed to be altered and influenced by changes in gut health. Can you believe one simple change could improve all that? By supporting a healthy flow of bile from the liver to the intestines, this beneficial supplement supports both liver and eye health as well.  

Moringa

This amazing superfood called “the miracle tree” is chocked full of highly beneficial vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients, which give Moringa its antioxidant effect. Moringa is full of the essential amino acids that make a fantastic plant based protein alternative for detox purposes. It is also a naturally occurring source of Vitamins B, C, K, and Manganese. These vitamins are known for their ability to support immune system health, bone health, skin health, brain health and eye health. Moringa also contains polyphenols to help decrease levels of oxidation in the liver. 

Chlorophyll

Just like the blooming flowers of spring, chlorophyll might be just the right addition to clear away extra unwanted toxins. Chlorophyll is the pigment that gives plants their green color. In plants, it helps with converting sunlight energy into food in a process called photosynthesis. When taken as a supplement, it can support immune system health and help to energize the body. It is also believed to help detoxify the blood and clear out the intestines. This can help stimulate collagen and elastin development which are critical for healthy glowing skin. Your skin will not turn green, but your friends might, with envy. 

As you are cleaning out your home and your body this spring, remember one of the most important aspects to letting go. Show appreciation. Regardless how your progress manifests, or the speed at which it becomes your reality, it is always important to show gratitude. Realizing every moment in your life, whether big or small, is a gift. Say thank you to every piece of your life, no matter how big or small. And when the time comes, release it into the universe. So the universe may in turn bless you and keep you moving towards the things that spark joy.

Enjoy the new you!