by Bill Haggard, Owner, All About Health
It’s just around the corner…Springtime, and with it, regeneration and renewal. Soon we will be able to say, “Spring has sprung – the grass has riz – I wonder where the flowers is. “Springtime…what a GREAT time! ”
Spring is a time for cleansing, activation, new life, freshness and change. Green plant life is rich with minerals; the greener the plant, the more nutrient-rich it is. Some of the first varieties are dandelions, mustard, burdock, lambs quarter, stinging nettles and yellow dock (just to name a few varieties we call “weeds”). Old timers used to go out in early Spring and gather the first “weeds”, make a soup or broth and drink it down. This process would cause a cleansing reaction which in turn brought more energy and vitality. They knew that after a season of dormancy, decreased activity and heavier food intake, we become stagnant. The live “weeds” got things moving again.
Everything in life has a cycle. Daytime/Nighttime, Winter/Spring Summer/Fall, Eating/Digesting, Assimilating/Eliminating, Working/Playing, Waking/Resting/Sleeping.
For humans (and animals) the digestive/assimilation/elimination cycle is extremely important. “What goes in must come out”. And quantity in must = quantity out (3 meals in = 3 meals out) to enjoy excellent health. Most people in our modern-day culture do not have this experience. The bottom line is…if we’re not poopin’ (moving 3 meals out daily), we’re pollutin’. It’s that simple.
Collected waste in our digestive tracts means stagnation and inflammatory conditions (not to mention microbial overgrowth, viral, fungal and parasitic activity). Cancer, heart attacks, diabetes, and strokes are not root causes. They develop from long-term violation of the fundamental principals of healthy body operation.
Our bodies can be contrasted with our automobiles. Put in the proper fuel, don’t over work it, change the oil and filter on a regular basis. You won’t often need a mechanic for a major car repair IF you follow these principles. The same thing applies to these “vehicles” we call our bodies. Good fuel (live foods: fresh fruit, vegetables, tree nuts, seeds, legumes, etc., grown in “good, nutrient-rich soil”, absent of chemicals, insecticides, pesticides, fungicides, etc.) is essential for great health. Animal products should be grass fed and free range.
The other element is regular maintenance. With our bodies, this means supporting our elimination processes. Since very few of us eliminate sufficiently and regularly, help is needed to catch up on the backlog. In addition to consuming “weeds”, our ancestors also used enemas/laxatives on a regular basis or drank Epson salt, castor oil or Milk of Magnesia.
Nowadays, we are so backed up due to the advent of processed, lifeless foods (that are so convenient and attractively packaged – they fill us up, but do not “FEED” us), we need even more help than our ancestors did. Today, colonics are necessary to catch up on and get rid of the accumulations of a lifetime. It takes energy to manage collected waste material. Getting rid of it frees up energy to be more constructive, so we can think more clearly, sleep better, repair damaged cells, be more creative, etc. (One colonic is equal to 30 enemas by the way).
It’s time to STOP the unconscious march leading us (at some point) to the ER, Urgent Care or the Nursing Home! If you are feeling sick, tired, depressed, weak, or in constant pain, it’s time to clean up. Spring cleaning applies to your body as well as your home. Get back to the basics, the fundamentals, the rhythm, the cycles that make a difference. THE TIME IS NOW – TAKE CHARGE OF YOUR LIFE, YOUR HEALTH – START TODAY!