Written by John Immel,
FOODS FOR YOUR SPRING CLEANSE
Foods to cleanse your liverIn the spring your liver becomes congested with fats as your body starts a natural detox cycle. The best way to purge fat soluble toxins and encourage weight loss is by flushing bile.
Beans for High FiberFiber traps fatty bile and prevents reabsorption, ensuring you get rid of toxins and excess fat. Beans offer a valuable, fiber food that also cleans your digestive tract.
Bitter GreensBitter greens aid your liver cleanse, and cleanse the Gi tract as well. Also, they provide vital nutrients to help revitalize your body after the long winter.
HERBS FOR YOUR SPRING CLEANSE
Cleansing TeaChoose one of the following. Sip between meals throughout the day. Do not take Liver & Lymph Cleanse within an hour before eating.
Liver FlushTake 1 tsp in the morning when you first wake up, and 1 tsp before lunch.
For Respiratory CongestionTake only if needed.
To Clean Bowels
SUPPLIES FOR YOUR SPRING CLEANSE
3 Day Kitchari Cleanse
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About the AuthorJohn Immel, the founder of Joyful Belly, teaches people how to have a healthy diet and lifestyle with Ayurveda. His approach to Ayurveda exudes a certain ease, which many find enjoyable and insightful. John also directs Joyful Belly's School of Ayurveda , which specializes in digestive tract pathology & Ayurvedic nutrition. John and his wife Natalie recently published Explore Your Hunger: A Guide to Hunger, Appetite & Food.
John's interest in Ayurveda and digestive tract pathology was inspired by a complex digestive disorder acquired from years of international travel, including his public service work in South Asia. John's commitment to the detailed study of digestive disorders reflects his zeal to get down to the roots of the problem. His hope and belief in the capacity of each & every client to improve their quality of life is nothing short of a personal passion. John's creativity in the kitchen and delight in cooking for others comes from his family oriented upbringing. In addition to his certification in Ayurveda, John holds a bachelor's degree in mathematics from Harvard University.
John enjoys sharing Ayurveda within the context of his Catholic roots, and finds Ayurveda gives him an opportunity to participate in the healing mission of the Church. Jesus expressed God's love by feeding and healing the sick. That kindness is the fundamental ministry of Ayurveda as well.