Wednesday, 5 January 2011

January No-Tox

One of the herbal blogs that I visit regularly is 'Whispering Earth'. An entry yesterday was interesting as it referred to a January 'no-tox' regime. I've never done a detox as such, they sound like hard work and the whole term has spawned an industry of hype and false-claims, however, a 'No-Tox' diet sounded good!

Flower offering at the Rollright Stones, Oxfordshire UK
In essence, Lucinda writes that although many people think about detoxing after the indulgences of Christmas, it's actually a bad time because we're still in winter and the body needs different food types at this time of year (heavier, winter foods that build us up and allow us to survive the cold!), so a 'fresh greens' diet would a) be hard to get locally/sustainably and b) quite stressful on the body.

Lucinda says that it's better to have a 'no-tox' diet, ie one that eliminates/reduces our intake of toxins and focusses on natural, whole and unprocessed foods.

What I found interesting was Lucinda expands the idea of what toxins are, to include things like a TV program that leaves us agitated, unhappy, or with violent mental images and so on.

Her blog entry goes on to suggest some techniques to support the body after the seasonal excesses, such as body brushing, body rub, gentle exercise, seaweeds and green foods and hot lemon water.

Take a look at the full article and see how 'no-tox' you can go in January!

Whispering Earth : As The Strings of the Lute - A January No-Tox.


Anonymous said...

Hope your 'no tox' is fun and fulfilling! Thanks for sharing the post. I really enjoy lots of the links and inspirations you share here. Happy New Year and green blessings.

Hawthorn said...

Thank you so, so much for your comments. I don't blog for the feedback, it's more to record nice things that I find/see, but feedback does make it a little more worthwhile and it's nice to know other people think the same as me! Happy New Year and blessings to you too!


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