Friday, February 17, 2012
Ok, its that time of year again... time to start thinking, or perhaps starting, some spring cleaning. I'm talking about spring cleaning our bodies here, not our houses, although that's on my mind as well. Its a good idea to do some sort of "cleanse" at least once a year, if not twice. I usually recommend spring and fall and, just like in cleaning our houses, you can either do just a bit or really go all out. If you do a search on the internet for cleansing you will most likely be bombarded with hundreds of ideas as well as multitudes of products. You can use products if you like (I like the RenewLife line of cleanses); however, no need to. The simplest thing you can do is to give your body a break from sugar, caffeine and processed foods. Try eliminating these for a week (better yet, two weeks) and you will feel the difference. The first couple of days most people report symptoms such as headaches, nausea, light-headiness, and perhaps fatigue. These are all normal and will go away and most people report feeling really great later on. Its amazing how many people don't realize how bad they are feeling once they start feeling good!
Thursday, February 9, 2012
One of my favorite supplements to take is a Magnesium/Calcium powder that I put in a mug of hot water each evening and drink like a tea. The calcium in this is in a citrate form which is, in my opinion, the best absorbed form of calcium. To counter-balance it is magnesium (also in a citrate form).