Spring Time. . .

'The supernatural forces of spring create wind in Heaven and wood upon the Earth. Within the body they create the liver and the tendons; they create the green colour. . . and give the voice the ability to make a shouting sound. . . they create the eyes, the sour flavor, and the emotion anger.' - Inner Classic

Spring is the season of new beginnings and no better time to recharge and replenish.  

Embrace Spring with these tips: 

  • Rise early with the sun and take brisk walks or go for a jog, which are yang activities, reflecting the ascending and active nature of spring. 
  • Connect with your true nature and give attention to self-awareness and self-expression.
  • This is a season to attend to liver and gallbladder. In spring, we normally, eat lighter foods or even fast, to get rid of fat and the heavy the heavy foods we had over Winter. 
  • Our diet should be the lightest of the year and we should focus on foods which emphasise the qualities of spring: young plants like sprouts, fresh greens, wheatgrass, barley grass, etc. 
  • Salty and too heavy foods clog the liver so avoid them.
  • Use pungent-flavoured foods to create a personal spring within:
  1. Pungent Cooking Herbs: basil, fennel, rosemary, dill, caraway and bay leaf. 
  2. Complex Carbohydrates: grains, legumes and seeds. 
  3. Young beets, carrots, asparagus
  • Sprouted and Raw Foods. Raw foods should be used carefully in individuals with signs of weakness and deficiency. 
  • Green Juices, Smoothies
  • Liver Herbal Teas: Dandelion, Nettle and Licorice

The Wood Element organ is probably the most congested in modern people. Notice if you have any of the signs below. These are a few symptoms of Liver Imbalance:

Mood swings as well as emotional difficulty related to anger like irritation, impatience, resentment, violence, frustration, aggression, arrogance and an explosive or/and impulsive personality. 

When the Liver stays stagnant for a long time, sediment can build up in the gallbladder and if acute problems persist it results in stones. These are a few symptoms of Sediment in the Gall Bladder: 

Flatulence, indigestion, tension in the back of the shoulders near the neck, bitter taste in the mouth, chest pain. 

Why cleanse in spring?

The best times of year to experience a cleanse is the change of the seasons, often around the spring and autumn equinox. If we choose to cleanse in the spring, we are helping the body get rid of the accumulated damp from the winter months. By helping the body to do its natural detoxification process decreases the likelihood of coming down with a seasonal cold or experiencing hay fever and other allergies. 

April, May and June are the perfect months to do a cleanse and reset both your body and mind.

Contact me to discuss the root cause of your Liver or/and Gallbladder Symptoms and a perhaps a Cleanse Program for you.

 

Enjoy Springtime! 

 

Love & Health, 

Carolyne Ji