Spring Cleaning . . . All Year ‘Round
Spring is here. . .Finally! It is a time for renewal and for growth. As such, our bodies should mirror the cycle of nature.
You have heard the term “spring cleaning” and as you know, it is often a lot of work. One of the ways to reduce such a burden is to do a little on a regular basis. This principle holds true for health as well.
Here are a number of ways to reduce the burden on the body:
* Soak all non-organic fruits and vegetables in water and salt prior to eating. Discard the water, rinse and enjoy.
* Peeling fruits and vegetables will eliminate about 50% of the nitrates, pesticides, herbicides, lead and mercury.
* If you cook vegetables, cook them whole. Then slice or chop once cooked.
* Take off the outer leaves of cabbages, lettuces and other leafy substances. If the leaf is cut or broken, discard.
* Choose fruit and vegetables that are fully ripe. They contain fewer nitrates than those picked prior to this time.
* Fruits and vegetables that are soured, pickled or marinated are virtually void of nitrates. This is one of the major ways to go.
* Eat as little non-organic meat as possible. If this cannot be avoided, be sure to eat with fresh green vegetables, as the Vitamin C will help offset the chemicals.
* Be aware of the kinds of fish you consume. Tuna and swordfish are unfortunately, very high in lead and mercury. If you have or do consume these, a combination of cilantro and parsley will help remove these from the body.
Doing the aforementioned on a regular basis will keep your body strong and healthy, along with exercise and a great nutritional supplement program.
A little effort. . . A lot of reward.
Until next month!
Dr. David Orman
David is a Nutritional and Alternative Medicine Expert, Educator and Entrepreneur. As an Acupuncture Physician and Master Herbalist, he has created the best selling anti aging formula, Doc Wellness Supplement and the online school – Dr. Orman’s Wellness School.