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Detox Time of Year
3/24/2010 3:27:47 PM
Growing up in Germany, I was always struck by the way pharmacies promoted cleansing and detoxification for the body every spring. They would decorate their windows with exercise equipment and advertise their own custom blends of cleansing teas. This tradition is still common in several European cultures, and it makes sense to me. We are part of nature, and nature renews itself in the spring. A detox, in my view, is the basis for our renewal this time of year.

A cup of dandelion tea helps support liver function.So in the spirit of spring cleansing, I will definitely drink some organic dandelion tea in the evenings this spring. It helps support the liver, as does milk thistle tea. Admittedly, dandelion tea tastes bitter and is not to everyone’s liking. You can use our Hepatodoron* instead, a dietary supplement that helps support the liver. I will add it and birch tea to my spring cleansing regimen. Birch and horsetail teas help the kidneys eliminate toxins.  It’s best to drink any diuretic tea for kidney support during the day; otherwise, you risk waking up during the night for a visit to the bathroom.

Heat detoxification, in the form of sauna, was very popular when I was growing up in Germany, and I am a great fan of it. Lately, I have been doing hot yoga. I enjoy it because I get the benefits of heat therapy, and also some exercise. Dry brushing is also a good way to detoxify your skin. You use a brush with natural bristles and start brushing from your extremities toward the heart. This opens the pores and helps your skin eliminate toxins.

Cellulite is a common concern for many people this time of year. I recommend our Birch Body Scrub, as well as our Birch Cellulite Oil, which together improve skin tone and appearance. To get maximum mileage, add some exercise to your regimen. You’ll be ready for swimsuit season in no time!

 

I would love to hear what brings you renewal this time of year. A detox? Working in your garden? A walk in the park? Let us know!

*This statement has not been evaluated by FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
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