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Spring Cleaning Series

Happy Spring!  Well, maybe it’s finally starting to feel a bit more Spring-like.  Spring time often brings a sense of renewal and growth.  A time to release what is not serving you.  A time to plant and grow the things that will serve you.  With the change in temperatures, we often start craving fresher, lighter foods as well as venturing outdoors more to play and work.  I’ve decided to blog about Spring Cleaning for the month of April.  Spring Cleaning our bodies, our homes, our schedules and our minds.  I hope you will join me on this Spring Cleaning Journey to discover what new seeds you can plant in your life and how you will blossom.

Week 1:  Spring Cleaning my diet.  Our liver works hard all winter to clear toxins as we eat heavier creamier foods and more sweets during the holidays.  Spring is a time when we can thank our liver for the job it has done and eat foods that support detoxifying the liver.  Foods like dandelion greens, arugula, lemon juice and beets.  One of my favorite salads this time of year is made with  arugula, beets, (peeled and diced small), with a dressing of lemon juice and olive oil, sprinkled with a bit of oregano.  If you would like, you can add a few crumbles of goat cheese and enjoy!

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The doctor of the future will give no medication, but will interest his patients in the care of the human frame, diet and in the cause and prevention of disease.
– Thomas A Edison