A spring cleanse for the body can help counteract the effects of the long winter, where most have suffered from a lack of sunlight, eaten heavier foods than usual and often let exercise plans slide. Spring cleansing the body, therefore, can help people feel lighter and better prepared for the warmer, longer days ahead. There are various body cleanses available with many recognized health benefits, no matter how long the cleanse lasts or the method taken. Medical doctor and nutritionist, Dr. Carolyn Dean, recommends the Yeast ReSet plan in conjunction with some fresh air and exercise to help feel healthier, lighter and better prepared for the weeks ahead.
The Yeast ReSet Plan
The Yeast ReSet plan involves the temporary elimination of any foods that tax digestion and feed the yeast within the body, replacing them with foods that feed the body rather than the yeast. A good detoxification drink and probiotic can support the body through this process. Hydration is important, with half an ounce of water for every pound of body weight recommended each day. In every 32 ounces of water, a quarter teaspoon of Himalayan salt or quality sea salt should be added. Completement formulas supplement the food with all the required basic nutrients.
What Is a Body Cleanse?
The body naturally processes out toxins in different ways, with ongoing detoxification occurring through the liver, kidneys, sweat and urine and feces. A definition of a toxin can be found in the embedded short video. A body cleanse is a way of temporarily taking this process further, helping the body to fully detoxify by assisting the liver in its role as a toxin neutralizer. A detox is slightly different from a cleanse. Although both eliminate unhealthy foodstuffs from the diet, a detox focuses on replacing them with foods that have specific detoxifying properties, while a cleanse concentrates more on replacing the unhealthy items with whole foods to give eating habits and palettes a break. View the attached infographic for some of the best foods with natural detoxification properties.
Boosting Energy Levels
One of the many benefits of a spring cleanse is that energy levels are boosted as the liver is no longer having to overwork itself to break down toxins. The digestive system uses quite a lot of energy on a daily basis, so when the liver is given a break, it can make people feel lighter and more energized.
Improving Digestive Health
Digestive health improves when foods that are difficult to process are cut out of a diet, such as processed products full of chemicals. During a cleanse, easy-to-digest foods are ingested and supplements are added to make the digestive process even easier, thus helping to remove toxins that hinder the digestive process and the function of the liver.
Another benefit of a cleanse is that it can help people to regain control over cravings for unhealthy foods. Drinking plenty of liquids helps flush out the unhealthy remnants and the body soon begins to crave the healthy replacements.
Improving Mental Health
Cleanses can help to regulate the levels of cortisol (the hormone related to stress), which helps people feel more relaxed and better able to cope. More information about how magnesium can be used to help combat depression and improve mental health can be found in the PDF attachment.