According to traditional Chinese medicine, living in tune with the seasons can prove important in ensuring our routes to wellness remain balanced throughout the year. Spring is the most opportune time to harness the transformative seasonal energy change to work in our favour.
From a functional medicine perspective we can use this time effectively by adjusting environmental and lifestyle factors to optimise the biochemical processes of detoxification that may have become sluggish over the Winter.
The benefits of doing so at this time of year can include:
• increased energy
• released attachments to toxic foods, stressors & emotions
• improved digestion
• improved immune system function
• balanced hormones and moods
• improved skin health
• weight loss
Since WWII, more than 85,000 new synthetic chemicals have been released into our environment with less than 50% of these being tested for potential toxicity to humans. Having measures in place to assist us periodically throughout the year not...