Nutrition: The best food ad vice we give is to reduce carbs and fatty meats and introduce lean meats, poultry and fish with dark leafy greens. These cool-weather vegetables are inexpensive and plentiful this time of year. They are excellent for detoxification eaten raw, lightly steamed or sautéed, or in juices. These include kale, spinach, watercress, bok choy, cabbage, arugula, dark lettuce, dandelion greens and collard greens.
Drinks + Body: Another excellent addition is drinking apple cider vinegar. One tablespoon of Bragg’s or other organic apple cider vinegar in 6-8 oz. water daily will alkalzye and detoxify. Hydrate well by drinking 64 oz. filtered or spring water daily. Using a loofah sponge to scrub your skin thoroughly while in the shower stimulates your skin and circulation. Do this twice weekly for 6 weeks.
Sleep: And here’s another vital tip: get sufficient sleep. Most of our acupuncture patients are sleep-deprived. So many health benefits accrue with getting 8 hours sleep regularly.
Finally, take time every day to appreciate the budding trees, the flowers, birds and wildlife. Walk barefoot on the grass and breathe slowly and deeply. If you do all these things and let us take care of you with acupuncture, you will flourish with great health and vitality this spring. It will definitely boost you for the months and seasons ahead.