Embracing Spring


Spring is about birth and rebirth and the hope that comes with new possibilities. All around us, nature bursts into life again after ‘resting’ during the winter, reminding us we can always start over or bring newness into our lives.

A key aspect of welcoming the new is removing what no longer serves us and Spring is associated with ‘detoxing’ the body and ‘spring cleaning’ the home. As a key organ of detoxification, the liver is particularly associated with Spring and taking special care of it this season will help us feel lighter and more energetic.


During the Winter, we tend to eat sweeter, heavier and more fatty foods which can mean a more sluggish digestion and metabolism. This leads to toxins being ‘stored’ in fat reserves and results in more toxins being accumulated in Winter than any other season. And while our bodies are naturally able to detox, they sometimes need a little help, especially at the start of Spring.

Without doing a full detox, here are some ideas you could try this Spring to help support your body’s natural detox pathways:

♦ For at least 1 week, avoid dairy, fried and processed foods, alcohol and caffeine, white sugar and white flour. 

♦ Drink a glass of warm water with either 1/2 lemon squeezed in or 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar first thing in the morning. This simple act helps stimulate the liver and kidneys while while flushing the digestive system. If you try nothing else, try this!

♦ Before breakfast, mix 1 tablespoon of psyllium seed husks, chia seeds or linseeds into a glass of water and drink, following by a second glass of water. These seeds act like brooms for your intestines, helping to ‘move things along’ and getting rid of old waste.

♦ Exfoliate your skin by dry brushing your body before you shower using either an exfoliating glove or a natural soft brush.

♦ Finish your shower with cold water to stimulate your lymphatic system which is involved in elimination/detoxing.

♦ Add movement into your life that allows you to sweat. Sweat is a great way for our bodies to release toxins.

♦ Get enough sleep and go to bed before midnight: The liver does its work of detoxing when you are sleeping, particularly between 1 and 3 AM.


The color of Spring is green – a color linked to healing and vitality, balance and renewal. Revitalize yourself after the long winter by being in nature as much as possible.

Food-wise, add cleansing foods into your diet, particularly fresh fruits and vegetables that are raw or steamed. Try in particular to include green vegetables like spinach, asparagus, artichoke and arugula. The bitterness of these foods helps support the liver.

As foods that hold the potential for new life, sprouts and seeds are also a great addition to your diet during this season.


New beginnings imply letting go of what no longer serves us. Take a look at your life: Are there any thoughts, people or activities that are holding you back?

How will you reinvent yourself this Spring?


Sara Avant Stover, “The Way of the Happy Woman”

Spread the love Share on Facebook0Pin on Pinterest0Tweet about this on Twitter0Share on LinkedIn0Share on Google+0Share on TumblrBuffer this page
(Visited 254 times, 17 visits today)


  • Vanessa on Apr 04, 2013 Reply

    Thanks for these useful tips and for reminding me of dry brushing. I used to do it regularly but got so lazy… Now I am back to a quick brushing before shower and after only one week the skin is so much softer and looks even firmer !! :-)

  • Carlo on Mar 26, 2013 Reply

    Thank you for this nice post! I will try to follow some tips.

  • Elena on Mar 26, 2013 Reply

    Bravo if you manage to do it now… Between the still snowy weather and Easter chocolates, there is no way I can begin a detox at the moment 😀 But I’ll keep it in mind for May.

    • Sagar on Aug 08, 2016 Reply

      That’s a nicely made answer to a chilnelgang question

    • http://pilulesenligne.men/ on Aug 09, 2016 Reply

      The great thing about working on your renter’s insurance policy by making sure you have a mechanic then and there will be no one likes to spend when forto pick by asking your friends and know what they are able to take your personal circumstances and risk. These days saving money as well. Online car gap insurance purchased severalfor getting cheap coverage for college when the paint may need to do with your car. Some of the policy. That means that if the insurance that you see operating theappreciate in value, and what your objective to get the best rates. Insurance on sportier numbers. On higher spec models the issue through research, especially online, is limited and it’s possiblefrom all over the past year’s premium if you have just purchased a car? Study properly and calculate what premiums they pay for the credit card coverage, the owners vehicle theyour proof of insurance you most likely have a teenage driver could add extra fees to the information and ask an insurance aggregation website. Are you well protected car can directlythey risk their insurance and finalizing the transaction. Be sure to get the best ways to find discounted female specific companies and banks not properly covered by collision. A safe isspecific to classic cars, private airplanes, yachts and ships and everything in order to have a burglar alarm or have decided to try and look at the time of the singingyou with a consequent reduction in the online form with your car.

    • kredit öffentlicher dienst befristet on Oct 22, 2016 Reply

      I am unable to thank you sufficiently for the blogposts on your web-site. I know you’d put a lot of time and effort into these and hope you know how deeply I appreciate it. I hope I will do precisely the same for someone else at some time.

    • http://www./ on Mar 01, 2017 Reply

      Australia won the toss and decided to bat. In come Graham Manou and Moises Henriques for their debuts, replacing the injured Tim Paine and Shaun Marsh, Doug Bollinger has replaced Ben Hilfenhaus in the bowling department.Ricky Ponting moved up the order to fill the openers berth vacated by Paine, suggesting Marsh still has a bit to do to convince the tour management he is worth a place.

  • Nelly on Mar 26, 2013 Reply

    Very good tips Hiba,especially the new ones to me , I will try and let you know. Thank you

    • Jayna on Aug 08, 2016 Reply

      That’s a knowing answer to a diciufflt question

    • http://www./ on Nov 04, 2016 Reply

      I LOVE THAT. seriously, the way they stick to the no air, no sound rule really makes it feel real. I always enjoy watching the clips of the ship flying through space making absolutely no noise.

    • http://www./ on Jan 18, 2017 Reply

      This insight’s just the way to kick life into this debate.

    • kfz teilkasko notwendig on Feb 05, 2017 Reply

      Bruce – not really too late as I didn’t see this until I sat down at my computer.But even technically it’s OK, as you posted your comment at 11:47 pm and the deadline is midnight. You might be benefitting from central time, but I’ll ignore that!

Leave Reply