Post Christmas cleanse
Have you decided on a post Christmas cleanse yet? Well, before we go any further read this or watch this month’s moon guidance.
Whilst many health practitioners recommend a post Christmas cleanse for weight loss I don’t. This is not the season to embark on a cleanse to force that extra weight away but it is the season to gently nurture yourself with warming foods to CLEANSE YOUR COLON. The winter season offers a period of quietness to boost immunity and cleanse your bowel. Through this gentle nurturing approach you will easily release toxins, boost your immunity, connect with nature and raise your metabolism.
This gentle winter cleanse begins on Monday 11th January.
To begin we take it easy – gently adapting food choices and reducing food portions to ease into the main 3 day cleanse.
Between Wednesday 13th – Friday 15th January (3 whole days) we gently cleanse the bowels using a combination of Ayurvedic philosophy and my personal approach (simple vegan recipes) and wholesome seasonal foods to encourage your bowels to gently regulate and hormones to re-balance.
It’s so simple and all over by January 16th.
Having said this I will be including a final group zoom meeting to discuss the cleanse, encourage additional healthy eating habits and I will be offering a FREE BONUS CHALLENGE!
Throughout this short cleanse I include
a selection of warming seasonal recipes designed to support bowel regularity
a shopping list
daily zoom group interaction for positive guidance, support and group pranayama (mindful breathing exercises) plus I am introducing some healing exercises to you too! We meet at 6pm every evening Monday – Friday for about 30 minutes
Call Justine Evans ND, Hormone Alchemist and Fertility Expert 07747 133170 for more information or to reserve your place.
If you are can’t join my post Christmas cleanse how else can you support yourself?
Because the festive period encourages over indulgence and sugar I recommend a personalised consultation and Nutrition Assessment but if this is not for you right now then here are some additional guidelines
Reduce and then eliminate caffeine.
Increase your fluid intake – plenty of fresh filtered water, warming soups and lemon and ginger or turmeric herbal teas.
Eat regularly, using seasonal produce and don’t forget that a third of each meal should offer a lean protein source to reduce sugar cravings and balance energy levels.
Maintain variety in your diet – rotate foods
Have at least 1 vegetarian day per week and 1 vegan day per week
Eat Seasonal food: Two thirds of your plate should include a variety of these foods: Beetroot, Brussel Sprouts, cauliflower, celeriac, celery, chicory, horseradish, Jerusalem artichoke, kale, leeks, parsnips, potatoes, kohlrabi, salsify, shallots, swede, turnips, truffles, wild mushrooms, purple sprouting broccoli, watercress, seaweed, cabbage,
A third of your plate should include a protein source: think nuts, eggs, seeds, lentils and pulses.
If you are a meat eater you may choose duck, goose, grouse, guinea fowl, hare, chicken, partridge, turkey, venison or if you are pescitarian then clams, cockles, cod, dab, dover sole, gurnard, haddock, halibut, hake, langoustine, lemon sole, lobster, mackerel, monkfish, mussels, oysters, red mullet, scallops, crab, sea bream, skate, turbot, winkles, salmon, lemon sole, dover sole, dab, gurnard, halibut, hake, salmon, trout are all in season.
Include fruit – but no more than 2 pieces per day: apples, clementines, satsumas, tangerines, oranges, lemons, limes, bananas passion fruit and pear, pineapple, pomegranate, dates
Remember the cold pressed oils: Coconut oil, rice bran oil, flaxseed oil, avocado oil, olive oil, seeds and nuts
Include spices and roots : ginger root, turmeric, cloves, cardammon, cinnamon, chilli, garlic
Disclaimer: This article is meant for general information only and should not be construed as advice or recommendation. The suggestions do not take into account whether you a pregnant or trying to conceive, taking any medication, are diabetic, suffer with food sensitivities or allergies or any other health issue. Naturopathic consultations and assessment are recommended on an individual basis and it is important to speak with a health professional before changing your diet.
Justine Evans ND Hormone Alchemist and Fertility Expert. 07747 133170
Justine Evans ND, BSc Nut.Med Hormone Alchemist and founder of Creation Fertility. Justine offers a multi-dimensional approach to health, blending western nutritional science with traditional alchemy and yogic philosophy. She considers 21st century stress factors, diet and lifestyle together with past and present health before offering bespoke personalised naturopathic wellbeing programmes just right for you.