When it's cold and wet outside, how often do you get out into the fresh air, exercise and eat a vitamin-rich diet? Very few people get their act together in winter and take care of their health. But now is the time to make an effort to get your spring figure and cleanse your body of toxins. Thus naturally purified and made fit, we can start the spring full of energy.
In January, our northern hemisphere is in hibernation. It is cold and mostly wet or snowy, and the sun rarely shows itself. But the glimmer of hope is getting stronger every week: slowly but steadily the days are getting longer, the snowdrops are blooming and now and then the first birdsong can be heard. So now would be the time to make an effort to get your spring figure and cleanse your body of toxins. This is how to prepare for spring, when leisure activities shift outside again, clothes become looser and the mood generally regains lightness - in 2021 especially driven by the hope that the Corona pandemic will lose its horror through vaccinations.
But let's be honest: when it's cold and wet outside, how often do you get out into the fresh air, exercise and eat a vitamin-rich diet? Very few people get up in the winter and take care of their health. But even the cold season should not prevent you from leading a thoroughly healthy lifestyle. For those who have been sluggish and lazy over the winter and have eaten a predominantly unhealthy diet, the approaching spring should offer wonderful motivation to finally throw off the ballast of winter and regain their strength. Over the course of the year and especially during the winter months, metabolic waste products and thus acids and toxins accumulate in our bodies due to the numerous environmental toxins to which we are exposed every day, poor nutrition and an unhealthy lifestyle.
Do not overload the body's natural detoxification mechanisms.
Many industrially processed foods cannot be processed, or not fully processed, by the human digestive system and are deposited every day in the form of quantities of undigested residues. The body classifies these ingredients as toxins and produces mucus to coat these toxins and ensure that they are excreted. People who consume convenience foods, soft drinks, alcohol, sausage and the like every day also produce mucus every day, which, if it accumulates in excessive quantities, can no longer be excreted properly and remains in the intestines. Intestinal activity is negatively affected and layers of mucus remain in the digestive tract, the respiratory tract and the lymphatic system. If more and more waste products accumulate and are not properly removed, all transport processes in the body run more slowly. Depending on the physical type and life circumstances, this restricted metabolism can manifest itself in a wide variety of physical symptoms or diseases. Physical and mental signs of these "pent-up" processes can be listlessness, constant tiredness, too many pounds or cellulite, but also allergies, inflammations that do not subside, and even a wide variety of chronic diseases.
It is important not to overload the body in its natural detoxification mechanisms. We must ensure that accumulated toxins are properly removed from the body and do not spread throughout the body. To do this, it is important to stimulate the metabolism and support the detoxification of the organs. Fortunately, there is not only spring cleaning for the house, but also the spring cure for the body. This has a long tradition and is especially useful in spring, as we need lots of vitamins to start the warmer days full of energy. Now we can get rid of the metabolic waste products that have accumulated mainly over the winter, but for some people also over many decades.
Choline promotes the detoxification of chemicals and supports the enzymes in the liver.
Support to remove waste products and toxins from the body is provided by a number of plants from nature that detoxify the body in a completely natural way. Dandelion is a plant representative that is excellently suited for a detoxifying cure. The wild plant is part of our primal diet and offers many benefits as a medicinal plant. Like many spring plants, it has a pronounced blood-purifying power. Dandelion has a nourishing, detoxifying, cleansing, healing and repairing effect. Because of its bitter substances, it is very healthy. It stimulates the flow of bile, the metabolism and thus digestion. Choline is also recommended. The micronutrient promotes the detoxification of chemicals and supports the enzymes in the liver, which detoxifies the blood and eliminates drugs and toxic substances. In addition, choline plays an essential role in the transmission of stimuli to the muscles and thus the control of vital functions such as breathing, blood pressure or heartbeat.
Pumpkin seeds also have a detoxifying, alkalising effect; their fibres help to remove deposited waste products and toxins from the intestinal tract. Furthermore, their fibres help to stimulate intestinal movement and are also useful for killing intestinal parasites. Incidentally, in folk medicine pumpkin seed oil plays a role in the treatment of hardening of the arteries (arteriosclerosis), prostate problems, cystitis, urinary complaints, irritable bladder, muscle cramps, kidney diseases and worm infestation. Incidentally, the phytosterols contained in pumpkin seeds also lower cholesterol levels. As was found in a multicentre clinical study, pumpkin seed extract capsules help against benign enlargement of the prostate (prostatic hyperplasia). In an experiment on rats with elevated blood pressure, it was found that the additional administration of pumpkin seed oil complemented therapy with antihypertensive drugs very well. The results were attributed to the antioxidant properties of pumpkin seed oil. A Thai study found that pumpkin seeds reduce the risk of bladder stones.
Exercise and activity are the be-all and end-all for everyone
Above all, exercise is now in the foreground. After all, exercise and activity are the be-all and end-all for anyone who wants to get fit and do something good for their body. It is important that no one overloads themselves. Most people overestimate their fitness level in the middle of winter. They think they can immediately resume sport with the intensity they stopped in autumn. But this is wrong, because if the body is not challenged, it breaks down muscle mass and shuts down its metabolism. That's why you shouldn't look at the clock and chase kilometres, but start loosely and simply resolve to get fitter again. Thus naturally purified and made fit, we can start the spring full of energy. And by the way, a spring cure will also help us overcome spring fatigue more quickly. So the beautiful season can come!
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