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Springtime According to Chinese Medicine

Posted by Nancy Sacks on

Springtime is upon us! According to Chinese Medicine, spring is the season when yang begins to increase, meaning the spirit of rebirth and renewal is all around. The color of spring is green, which makes it the perfect time of year to eat an abundance of fresh, green produce. This type of diet will also support the liver and gallbladder, which are the organs associated with spring and aid in cleansing and detoxifying the body. The spring is known to be a particular windy time of year, and with that movement comes seasonal allergies for many. Luckily, there are many ways to overcome seasonal allergies naturally and help keep any flare ups at bay!
Is Your Sluggish Liver Causing Your Seasonal Allergies?
The liver, your body's primary detoxification organ is responsible for cleansing your blood and filtering harmful toxins and chemicals, such as allergens like pollen. If the liver becomes overburdened, it may become stagnant and begin to store toxins instead. The liver is also responsible for breaking down excess histamine. If the liver is sluggish, it will not break down histamine efficiently and when the allergen enters your body, your immune system and liver will become over stimulated, causing the dreaded seasonal allergy symptoms.
Give Your Liver Some Love
One of the best ways to support the liver is by loading up on fresh fruits and vegetables, containing the antioxidants, vitamins and minerals required for the liver to perform its many functions. In particular, cruciferous vegetables are key players. Additionally, hydrate your body to ensure dehydration does not occur and toxins are able to filter out quickly. Lastly, help your liver by reducing your toxic burden. Make more conscious efforts to choose natural and non-toxic cosmetic products, shampoos, household products and cookware. Less toxins going in to your body means less toxins for your liver to filter out.
The Liver Cleanse
Before allergy season is in full swing, you may consider a liver cleanse to help lower your toxic burden, thus reducing any stagnation or histamine build up. The Core Restore is a comprehensive 7- or 14-day diet, lifestyle and nutrient program designed to reduce toxic burden and support Phase I and II liver detoxification function. Additionally the liver cleanse helps support your digestive health, as well as healthy estrogen metabolism. Call or email our office to order this cleanse.
Please email our office at office@holistichaven.com to order your kit.
Liver Health & Allergy Remedies
LVR Formula
Herbal extracts that nourish the liver and support against free radical damage
Allercaps
Supports mast cell and histamine response as well as supports immune function
Airborne Allersode
A homeopathic remedy intended to temporarily relieve symptoms related to allergies
Ultra Pollen
A pollen-based support with low allergen risk to de-sensitize allergy symptoms

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