As I prepare for spring, which is right around the corner, I’m putting into place things which I feel will help me prepare for the first detox of the year.
In February, I started working with Dr. Love from The Wellness Tree in Spokane. He uses many modalities to provide holistic care and gave me many assessments on how to improve my health.
I’ve done several IV infusions at The Wellness Tree, most recently Vitamin C, which I read today is excellent for the flu, especially intravenously. I’ve known about Vitamin C for years, but with what we face today, I’m going to keep up on my doses.
On February 20th, I started a two week trial at Beyoutiful Hot Yoga. I felt that heat and the commitment to go every day for two weeks would jump start my detox. Within days, I found myself making better choices and increasing my water intake.
As I write this, I am on day four of a parasite cleanse. Dr. Love found evidence that I have some parasites in my system. I’m feeling good about all the preparations I did to get ready for this cleanse. Between my preparations and colonics, I’m feeling great and hopeful that this cleanse will be a great start to spring!
Don’t Forget the Dirty Dozen
As we get into warmer months, the produce get’s so much better. It’s a great reminder to try as much as possible to follow the dirty dozen rule when buying produce; buy only organic apples, celery, sweet bell peppers, peaches, strawberries, nectarines, grapes, spinach, lettuce, cucumbers, blueberries, potatoes, green beans, and kale.
Taking care of your immune system
It is going to be more important that ever to enhance your immune system. The flu and other sicknesses are coming. The herbal tinctures I’m using regularly are Lomatium and Usnea from Herb Pharm. I learned about nettles years ago and it’s a staple for me in the fall and winter. You can use it as tea, add it to stews and soups, or even add it to smoothies. I add elderberry juice to my water every day. Another herb that’s helpful if you end up with flu symptoms is astragalus. If you get symptoms, use it every hour (with caution).
I’m going to continue to write about how to take care of yourselves as we enter what could prove to be a very interesting year! As always, feel free to reach out to me with questions!
Cassandra Orjala of Radiant Health CDA has been offering colonic and health services for over 30 years in North Idaho.