Spring 2013 Sale!
In celebration of Spring, enjoy 10% off select Herbal Tinctures that support Optimal Liver health and functioning.
Spring is a time of rebirth, renewal, new growth and energy. As the plants begin their green, upward growth from the slumber of winter, we too embrace the active, renewing, vital energy of spring . Traditionally, spring is an ideal time to cleanse both inward and outward and shed old patterns of thinking, being and feeling as we shed our winter coats. It is also a time to support and nourish our amazing organ of detoxification, the liver.
With over a thousand known functions, the liver is intricately connected to all physiological processes. It cleanses the blood and protects us on a daily basis from toxins, transforming poisonous substances into harmless chemicals. The liver also plays a critical role in fat, protein and blood sugar metabolism. When there is an imbalance in liver functioning it affects the body in a myriad of ways and can often manifest as a symptom elsewhere in the body. Conversely, an imbalance elsewhere in the body, can have detrimental impacts on the liver. Traditionally, the liver is viewed as the home of the will and imbalance is often exhibited in the form of feelings of anger, jealousy, envy, depression and rage.
With spring upon us, what better time to nourish, support and express gratitude to your liver. As it truly enables us “to live”. There are some great herbal allies and nutritional therapies to employ during this time. Bitter “spring” tonics have been used throughout time to tone and cleanse the liver after a winter of heavy foods and reduced activity. Taken in small amounts before meals, these tonics can enhance digestion and support liver and gallbladder health.
Rejuvenate your liver by increasing your consumption of spring’s abundant, vital chlorophyll rich greens. Some examples include: wild greens such as nettles, chickweed, miner’s lettuce, watercress, dandelion greens as well as parsley, kale, collards, etc.
Stimulate digestion and liver functioning by increasing your consumption of bitter and sour foods and herbs. Incorporate asparagus, quinoa, lemon, lime, grapefruit and apple cider vinegar into meals. Embrace the bitter flavor with herbs such as alfalfa, dandelion root, milk thistle seeds, Oregon grape root, yellow dock root, chamomile flowers.