Detoxing your body is an important part of maintaining good health and preventing disease. Unfortunately, many people don’t know how to go about detoxifying their bodies in a healthy and effective way.
While Spring is most often thought of as the archetypal season for cleaning—spring cleaning, spring detox, spring yard sales—Autumn is actually the more appropriate season to think about purging the old. Just like the tall maples, we must shed our leaves and cleanse before winter. A fall detox cleanse will help to stave off seasonal colds, keep your immune system healthy, and prepare your organs for the colder months ahead.
Best of all, the fall cleanse doesn't require a straight-up fast.
Why You Should Cleanse During Fall
According to Health Coach and Integrative Nutrition Specialist Jolene Hart, the fall detox should be all about the lungs and the large intestine. In both alternative and conventional medicine theory, these organs are linked to skin and breathing problems like asthma, eczema, rashes and dry skin—all of the most common ailments in the colder months.
To support the lungs and large intestine, Hart recommends limiting sugars, flours, dairy and alcohol for a healthy, mucus-free stomach. And for opening the nasal passages, drinking fenugreek tea. I love that warming spices like cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves—the ones we use anyways in our fall baking recipes—actually support both intestinal and respiratory health, so it’s just perfect that they are good for both our health and the flavor of our foods during this season.
The Benefits of CBD
One of the most popular choices for detoxification today is the use of CBD oil. Below we share how detoxing with CBD can help you lead a healthier lifestyle.
When taking CBD oil as part of a detox program, it’s important to consider dosage amounts as well as delivery methods. It is recommended to begin by taking a low dose (around 10-15 mg per day) for several days before gradually increasing your dosage if needed. When it comes to selecting a delivery method for taking CBD oil during your detox regimen, there are several options available such as capsules/tablets, tinctures/oils or edibles like gummies.
In addition to providing anti-inflammatory benefits that can facilitate internal cleansing within your body’s systems, there are other reasons why using CBD may be beneficial as part of a detox program:
- It may help reduce stress levels and improve sleep quality which are both essential elements in helping promote overall health and wellness;
- It can also help balance hormones by encouraging homeostasis within the endocannabinoid system;
- And finally its natural antioxidant properties can help protect against cellular damage caused by free radicals that are created through everyday activities like exercise or exposure to environmental toxins like air pollution or cigarette smoke.
Fall Detox Juices
For a fall detox cleansing juice, stick with fall fruits and vegetables. Many believe it’s best to have fresh fruit juices in the morning and vegetable juices in the afternoon. Fall foods to use in your cleansing juices are grapes, apples, beets, leafy greens, and a hint of lemon (but don’t overdo the citrus)