Spring Detox Foods + Green Apple Cleansing Cocktail Recipe

Spring has truly arrived and it is cleansing season! After the long, cold winter of heavier foods and (likely) more protein and acid-causing foods, our bodies are primed and ready to release toxins that have been building up.

Foods that are available in spring are those that naturally cleanse the body. For a detox boost, try this Green Apple Cleansing Cocktail. Apples help get the lymph moving and detoxify the intestinal wall, while parsley helps remove heavy metals and other toxins from the body.

During this time of year, also try to integrate roots and shoots: roots like burdock and dandelion that are bitter and shoots like the first leafy greens that pop up as the earth warms. All of these bitter foods support a healthy liver and therefore natural detoxification.

9 Signs of Ama (Toxic Build Up)

According to the ancient texts of Ayurveda, there are 9 specific signs of the build-up of toxins in the mindbody. When 2-3 or more of these are present together, this is an indicator that ama (toxic build up) has begun to accumulate in the body. Ama is responsible for creating disease in the body, although more minor imbalances can occur without the presence of ama. How many of these do you experience? Read More