It’s Detox Season Part 2
Last week, I started my detox series.
I shared with you easy methods to support your lungs. Today, I am going to focus on your lungs’ partner. In Chinese medicine, the lungs and gut are connected.
If you’ve followed my posts for a while, you know that people always have a yin and a yang organ pair. What this means is, when you treat one organ, the other organ in the pair is affected, as well.
Let me explain: If you take of your lungs through breath work, you will also work your diaphragm. The diaphragm sits above your gut, liver and spleen. This close proximity means that eventually, your breath work will lead to better functioning of those organs, too.
Regular deep belly breaths lay the groundwork.
Why not give it a try? It costs nothing, and you have to breathe anyway, so why not breathe in a way that improves your overall health?
You might wonder why I’m so concerned about the healthy functioning of your gut.
Here’s why: 80% of your immune system is located in your gut.
Have you ever wondered why so many people suffer from gluten sensitivity?
It’s not the gluten that’s bad; it’s simply that your body cannot deal with it anymore.
Yes, it might be a good idea to go off gluten to restore your health. Part of the problem for many people is genetic; they simply cannot digest gluten safely.
However, for those who are not born with a gluten sensitivity, a big part of the problem is how and what they’ve eaten in the past.
Ask yourself, How did you treat your gut in days gone by?
To improve your gut’s functioning and to rid it of toxins, here’s what I recommend: First, wean yourself off sugary drinks. Sugar leads to inflammation of your gut lining.
Stay away from these culprits: white bread and white pasta. In your gut, they turn to a form of sugar and your body reacts to them in the same way — they are inflammation triggers.
I recommend you return to your stove and start cooking. You must start taking responsibility for your eating patterns.
Cook with unprocessed ingredients. Treat yourself with freshly squeezed juices or blend up a fresh green smoothie.
I guarantee you your gut and your liver will love it.
Here’s a tip: You can start the whole gut transformation with soaked linseed.
Place 2 teaspoons of linseed in a glass of water.
Let the seeds soak overnight. Drink this mixture first thing in the morning. This will help to improve your digestion and soothes the lining of your gut.
The most important piece of advice I can give about a detox program is, Don’t Wait.