Muddy, Wet, Heavy Spring is on its way… and some of us may start to feel that way inside our bodies. Ayurveda, the science of life, provides us with some guidance
as to how you and your family can “spring” through Spring.
- Add leafy greens and roots, including bitters such as nettle leaf and dandelion, to your diet. These foods are de-toxifying to the body, light, dry and help us to prepare our bodies for the hot summer months ahead. Try our great-tasting Passiflora Cleanse Tea which includes these herbs and other de-toxifiers.
- Rise early, with the sun and undertake or continue a morning meditation practice. Meditation is one of the most inexpensive ways of taking care of our body, mind and spirit.
- Decrease meats and diary…which for many has been a healthful salvation for our bodies during the cold winter months. In our grocery stores today, we have so many healthful alternatives to dairy in almond, oat, hazelnut and soy milk to name a few. Have a terrific tasting smoothie at Passiflora prepared with Paleogreens, an organic blend of greens, teas and berries.
- Reduce the heavy sweet fruits in your diet such as oranges, bananas, pineapples and melons. Add in lighter fruits such as berries and peaches.
- Decrease the use of oils…although we have recommended all winter that most of you increase your omega-3 oil consumption, spring is the time of year to decrease dosage slightly or substitute a vegetable-based oil such as Udo’s Oil Blend for your Artic Cod Liver oil.
- For seasonal allergies, use a combination of nettles leaf and quercetin (we like Aller-C by Vital Nutrients which contains quercetin, Bromelain and Vit C) internally. Apply organic sesame oil at the base of the nostrils each day. For those with chronic sinus issues, we recommend the Neti Pot.
- Remember to drink at least half your body weight in ounces of room temperature water each day. To keep your digestive system healthy, drink Ginger root tea before your meal and take Triphala, a “three fruit” remunerative tablet before you go to sleep.
- Undertake or continue a one hour per week or more service program in our local communities.
- Make room for the new by cleaning out those closets and shelves and giving away the stuff that you don’t use to someone who will. Open up these windows and enjoy this process. Tackle one small space a week during the Spring season.
- Take a walk in nature each day. With the snow and ice gone, some of our mountain trails are more accessible. ENJOY. One of your cheapest ways of preventing disease is to walk 30 to 45 minutes every day, ideally in nature.
Send yourself only positive affirmations each day….BLESSINGS