Spring is finally here in London UK and after a long and arduous winter, the new season has a lot to offer. With nature‘s blossoms, freshness and warmth all around us, can we replicate this wellbeing within ourselves too? Can we bloom and glow like spring?
Making a few simple changes can drastically improve health and how we feel. You can kick start your body and good health in the following ways. You may have other suggestions and we’d like to hear about them.
1. Drink freshly harvested Organic Nettle Leaf Tea
Include freshly harvested organic nettle leaf tea into your daily diet. This is a spring herb and is as nutritious as you can get. Pleasantly refreshing and with a slightly bitter taste, nettle leaf tea is abundant in iron so helps build and tone blood and the high vitamin C content promotes iron absorption in the blood.
Anyone with anemia or fatigue will find this herb a great supporter – by improving iron levels, the performance and functioning of the adrenal glands.
It acts as a great nourisher for the whole body with its high mineral content and high potassium levels, helps it effectively release excessive water and edema from the body without depleting potassium levels.
Its antihistamine properties may reduce symptoms like itching and sneezing associated with hay fever.
You can buy nettle leaf tea – fresh or dry – from any good or natural food store.
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2. Benefit from Marvelous Coconut
Include coconut fruit and or the oil in your diet.
Available at super stores and farmers market, the coconut flesh, milk and oil offer many benefits. I prefer using the entire fruit – milk is refreshing, the flesh sweet and delicious and the oil (auric acid content) does wonderful things for the immune system through its antiviral and antibacterial effects. These acids also stimulate metabolism, and research indicate they can aid weight loss.
I have also found an improvement in the elimination of waste products from our digestive system, leaving you feeling cleansed and lighter. You can gain what you need by eating the fruit several times a week or using the easily digestible oil for cooking, stir-frying, roasting vegetables, baking and spreading.
3. Eat and Enjoy Seasonal Fruit and Vegetables
These are the so fresh and packed their nutrients that are still in tact especially when sourced from local or regional suppliers.
According to local farmers and food retailers, the following are some of the seasonal fruit and vegetables –
Jersey Royal New Potatoes
Purple Sprouting Broccoli
Buying or having a weekly food and vegetable basket delivered can ensure access to the fresher and more nutritious foods.
With an array of fruit and veg at your disposal, explore inventive vegetable dishes to sweet, rich desserts by one of the most respected chefs in the world, Yotam Ottolenghi, and Sami Tamimi
4. Remove and Renew with regular Epsom Salt Bath Treatments
Epsom salt is made up of magnesium and sulfate, which can help improve health in lots of ways as numerous studies have shown.
Add two handfuls in a warm bath as it is easily absorbed into the body through the skin where it may gently support the removal of toxins from the body. Magnesium and sulfate molecules can help extract excess sodium, phosphorus and nitrogenous toxins from the body. You may also feel it excellent soothing action on troublesome muscle aches and pains. When you immerse your self in a bath with magnesium sulfate for half an hour or more, you are also helping the body create a magnetic balance.
Whilst bathing, magnesium sulphate is absorbed through the surface of the skin where it may gently help to support the removal of toxins from the body. Both magnesium and sulfate molecules may have an ability to help extract excess sodium, phosphorus and nitrogenous toxins from the body. Its soothing action may help with troublesome muscle aches and pains. Magnesium sulfate dissolved in water creates a static, unified, electrical field, and immersing your body in it helps to create a magnetic balance.
When absorbed through the skin, acts as a gentle laxative helping your system to get rid of waste efficiently and helps it helps your bodily functions to run smoothly. It can strengthen the walls of the digestive tract and regulate the activity of more than 300 enzymes in the body.
Aside from helping to flush out toxins, Sulfate is essential for many biological processes, helping to form proteins in joints, brain tissue and mucin proteins.
Alongside this treatment why not use a loofah as dry exfoliating brush before bathing. As a dry brush, it will gently remove the surface layer of dead skin, leaving the skin smooth and conditioned, allowing for quicker absorption of the salts. Loofah can be used as a body sponge in the bath also, but it should be allowed to dry out between uses.
5. Tune in to and Live by Spring’s Rhythms
Try to re-set your body clock, sleep and wake up times to the sunrise in spring – adjusting to the season’s daily cycle. In the UK this is usually as about 6am. With practice, you will begin to feel that you are in tune with nature’s cycle – embracing the your life from the start of the day to its end.
6. Walk to Freedom and Fitness
Relax; energize your body and mind by taking walks several times a week.
Newly published scientific research suggests that walking regularly may be more beneficial than running to the heart and general health. Aside from being outdoors and part of all that around you, If done in the morning and the sun is shining, your skin will absorb much needed vitamin D.
Taking walks in the season’s long evenings and nights is great no-fuss way to exercise that allows you to unwind and disengage.
What is a better motivator than comfortable, sturdy, and stylish walking shoes?