Spring is known as a cleansing time of year. A time to clean up one's diet, one's house and maybe even change one's relationship status. It is a time to get rid of that which doesn't serve us, including our attachments.
I enjoy the small things in life. One of those small things is a hot cup of fresh, locally roasted coffee in the morning. Then in the afternoon. Then, later in the afternoon.
While I see nothing wrong with enjoying these small sips of heaven, I do see something wrong with my attachment to it. I'm at the point where I NEED it.
I broke the coffee Bodum yesterday (sorry Mark). Then later at the studio, Erika gave away a few cleansing kits. I go the message - time to cleanse!
Being a Holistic Nutritionist, I'm skeptical of these sorts of cleansing kits. If I want to cleanse, I usually stick to a whole foods diet (nothing processed) and try to get rid of common allergens like dairy, wheat, soy, etc. and alcohol. I drink lots of water and perhaps add extra greens like spirulina to my smoothies.
Looking at the ingredients in this supplement, it didn't look too bad. It contains 115 whole foods, probiotics, a fiber complex and no harsh purgatives. It was also free, so why not! It does contain psyllium, a type of fiber that bulks up stool, but is VERY drying. Something to know if you take this on its own or in a complex. Drink lots of water and I also suggest supplementing with some fish or flax oil for shall we say, lubrication ;)
As you could tell by my last blog I've been very inspired by the fiddleheads lately. Not only to eat, but to admire. Have you ever really watched them grow? They start coiled up in a circle, facing one another. As they grow they spread their leaves, reaching out to the fern beside them, forming one big group hug. It's like they've got each others back and help one another grow.
So...who's in with me??
Not like you have to do a full on 2 week cleanse, but I'm sure there is an attachment to something you can let go of for 2 weeks. Alcohol? Refined sugar? Twitter? Coffee?
Group hugs included in this challenge :)
Director of Teacher Training for the Maritime Yoga College and Registered Holistic Nutritionist.