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Spring clean your health

1 Sep 2014 6:01 PM - Simple tips for a "lighter" you....
Spring greens for good health

Simple tips to improve your body for summer

At last it's Spring and the days are slowly drawing out and the temperatures are gradually creeping up. 

I don't know about you but at this time of year I start to think about revitalisation. The house gets a bit of a spruce up, the garden gets a freshen up and I have a desire to generally have a clean out. I think it is all part of a desire to be “lighter”. 

Do you feel the same way? Are you cleaning out cupboards and showing your garden some love? 

But what about you? What about your body? Does it need a bit of refreshing?

As the weather warms and we come out of our winter hibernation it's the perfect opportunity to take a look at your diet and lifestyle as it currently stands and maybe do a bit of a "spring clean" there as well.

You may not want to do a "full on detox" and that’s fine. Detox programs take a bit of planning and commitment.


However, there are bunch of simple things you can do to help your health.  

They include:

  • Check your water intake...the days are warmer and our need for hydration will increase.  Aim to reduce your alcohol, soft drink and caffeine intake and swap it for water whenever you can. Water is a wonderful cleanser.

  • Start your day with a warm water and lemon juice to kick start your digestion.

  • Increase your fresh fruit and vegetables.  Aim to have some with every meal or snack.  There are dozens of options at this time of year so there's no excuse for not enjoying salads and "lighter" meals that still tickle your taste buds.

  • As you increase your fruit and vegetables, reduce your refined carbohydrates and processed foods.

  • Spring clean the pantry and the fridge.  Toss out all the foods and jars that are not adding to your health (excess sugars, salts, preservatives and additives, overly processed) as well as anything that is old or past its use-by date.

  • Get moving again.  Make the most of the longer days to increase your activity.  Put a book on your iPod, borrow a dog, commit to walking with a friend...whatever it takes to get you moving.  Exercise is vital for the lymphatic system and helps to remove waste products from our body.

  • Enjoy some sunshine (in moderation) and fresh air.

  • Take some deep breaths.

  • Give yourself one goal to focus on...it might be better skin, weight management, energy, self esteem or whatever and set yourself a plan to make a change.

If you can do these things for even just a week or two I am confident you will feel better for it.

If you decide that this is not enough you may want to do a detox. If you do decide to embark on a detox program, please do it under the supervision of a qualified health professional.  If your diet and lifestyle has been less than great for some time, a detox can actually make you feel quite unwell if not handled carefully. 

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If you can’t wait to get started call the clinic on 9620 9503 and together we will have you feeling wonderful for summer.

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In good health,


Kaye Wright
Naturopath
Melbourne CBD

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