Reading Time: 2 minutes Between hectic schedules, ever-growing to-do lists and caring for others, it can be easy to put self-care on the backburner. Committing to a healthy diet, getting adequate sleep, reducing stress, exercising regularly and unplugging from your devices can help keep you healthy, both mentally and physically.
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Reading Time: 6 minutes Today I want to clue you in on the benefits of matcha specifically. I just might inspire you to trade in your coffee for a matcha latte, or just a plain ceremonial matcha.
Although I’ve discovered there are many, many different grades of matcha, it seems to me that most of the health benefits are present no matter what grade you choose. I’ve now traded in my Trader Joe packets for an authentic Japanese matcha powder with a far superior flavor and texture. However, I honestly think that lower quality Trader Joe’s stuff still packed a power punch.
Reading Time: 6 minutes While it’s vitally important to pay attention to this physical vessel of your body and to nourish it wisely, even more crucial is to tend to your emotional, spiritual and mental bodies. These need a little cleansing and detoxing from time to time as well!
I believe that any cleanse, fast or detox must always include practices that support your mind and spirit as well as your emotional health.
When you give some attention to clearing out the ‘gunk’ in your thoughts, your emotional patterns, while making it a point to nourish and replenish yourself spiritually, mentally and emotionally, it becomes so much easier to care for your body wisely.
It’s also natural for old buried emotions and uncomfortable feelings to rise to the surface when you are doing a detox or cleanse in your body. It’s the ideal time to process this and let it go forever!
Below are five ideas for detoxing the mental, emotional and spiritual.
But—even if you’re not doing any sort of physical detox at the moment, you’ll still receive great benefit if you make regular time in your life for these clearing practices.
Reading Time: 4 minutes Are you ready to renew and refresh your outsides and your insides for Spring?
In my last two posts on Confluence I wrote about how the changing of the seasons—especially the advent of spring or autumn—is an excellent time for a Detox. A Spring Cleanse if you will.
In Ayurvedic Medicine – which is one of the world’s oldest holistic healing systems, developed more that 3,000 years ago in India—it is customary to detox for 2-6 weeks at the beginning of Spring and again at the beginning of Autumn. The Ayurvedic detox involves limiting your diet to specific foods, herbs and spices, and several other practices.
But cleansing and detoxing with the seasons is a practice that spans many cultures, and in modern times it can be particularly helpful after a winter spent consuming heavier foods, which is our natural tendency when it’s cold outside.
Reading Time: 6 minutes If you’ve visited the supplement section of a natural foods store lately, you were likely confronted with a huge display featuring a dizzying array of products that promised to cleanse and detox your system.
One reason for this is—as I explained in last week’s post on seasonal detoxing—the changing of seasons to Spring or Fall is a traditional time to cleanse and detox the body to clean out sludge from the winter or summer parties.
And, the advent of Spring is a time when many people feel even more determined to start eating healthier and lose those extra pounds. Marketers know this and many companies run sales on detox and diet products at the beginning of Spring, just like they do at New Year’s Resolution time.
Reading Time: 6 minutes Spring has officially sprung. At least in the northern hemisphere we entered the spring season on the Full Moon Spring Equinox last week, and now it’s time to think about spring cleaning.
Now, most people think about washing windows and turning mattresses when they hear the words “Spring Clean”, but I’m talking about a different sort of cleaning. Three different sorts actually, and they all relate to each other in some way or another. They are:
Physically cleaning and detoxing your body.
Reading Time: 4 minutes Fragrance…. It sounds like such a benign word. We say, that flower has a lovely fragrance.
The truth is that many companies are using the word ‘fragrance’ as a catch-all term for a chemical cocktail that is now being shown to disrupt the function of important hormones, including thyroid and adrenals, causing all kinds of problems with your health and wellbeing.
Reading Time: 5 minutes I love essential oils because they’re basically concentrated plant medicine. The small bottles are so easy to carry with you and pull out at need.
A lot of people get confused because essential ‘oil’ is somewhat of a misnomer. These substances are actually not oily at all, and are created (most often) through a complex distillation method that extracts the medicinal essence of a plant from the water and plant matter.
Reading Time: 5 minutes In this installment of Your Cold and Flu Arsenal, you’ll learn about some of the most effective essential oils for the respiratory system and some easy ways to get them into your system. We’ll continue next week, to further expand on this subject.