As us folks in Wyoming wait for the weather to actually feel
like spring, I feel that the effects of this vibrant season have been in full
force for the last two months. Spring
and autumn are the two seasons in the year that are all about transition. While autumn represents a slowing down into
hibernation, spring represents a speeding up into awakening and the birth of
new life. Though this is a beautiful process, I feel a bit like a grumpy bear
being woken up from my peaceful winter slumber.
As the ground unfreezes and little buds of new life start
peeking out with the promise of spring, there is a natural feeling of new
freshness all around. In holistic
healing our bodies tend to operate best when our actions coincide with the
seasons we are experiencing in the external world. Spring is the perfect time to cleanse our
bodies so that we can experience the joy of being in tune with the new life
opportunities that the season has to offer.
I began doing internal cleanses when I was only 16 years old
and very much by trial and error.
Food in modern
times has become more about comfort and indulgence than health. There is however the school of thought that
food can be used as medicine. The following is a short and quick list of 5 superfoods that are safe, easy to prepare, and can have amazing far
reaching health benefits!
Cacao Beans(beans chocolate is made from)
Cacao beans by themselves or in the form of chocolate that
has been cool
pressed rather than roasted (so it does not destroy the health properties from
heat) are among one of the highest antioxidant rich foods in the world.