As tree’s leaves change color and the temperatures drop, we find ourselves wanting to eat warm foods, to go to bed earlier, and to be more reflective. Listening to these small inclinations can inspire and set us up for success in the upcoming “party” season and winter months.
Take advantage of autumn’s momentum and cleanse with the season by incorporating little changes in your daily habits to create wellness-evolving results. Whether you want to go all out and participate in a CLEANSE or simply drink more water, here are five easy and effective Ayurveda-inspired tips to cleanse during this fall season:
1. HYDRATED TO DETOX
Fall is wind/dry season (vata dosha for the Ayurveda nerds out there), drinking water is an essential part of a healthy diet and is especially important when the body is detoxing. Drinking warm/hot water helps flush toxins out of your body (i.e., pooping), and keeps everything from our skin to our cells hydrated and functioning properly.
2. EAT CLEAN
I define clean eating as choosing food as close as possible to its natural state (i.e., not processed foods). Removing foods such as refined sugar, alcohols, and processed grains AND adding wholesome, healthy foods such as leafy greens, healthy fats, and good-quality proteins will get your body in detox mode immediately. Yes, clean eating is about detoxing your body without feeling hungry!
3. GET YOUR BODY MOVING
Move your body for at least 20 minutes a day- consistently! Regular exercise not only increases the natural detox process but it also strengthens the immune system and increases mental clarity and mood. Remember that sweating is one of the main ways for your body to detox. Choosing the right type of exercise is important, which is why we recommend moving in a way that leaves you feeling energized and refreshed.
4. REMOVE TOXINS IN YOUR ENVIRONMENT
Let’s face it, many commercial household items such as cleaning and skincare products contain synthetic (or natural) chemicals that can undermine your health. EWG’s Skin Deep Guide is a great place to start determining which products may be toxic. Removing toxins that surround us can be just as important to our health and well-being as what we eat!
5. DO A GROUP CLEANSE
Want to feel guided and supported as you combine all of these detox tips? Do you want to take your cleanse to a whole new level and learn natural ways to detoxifying your body? My Mini-Cleanse is a wonderful way to learn the basics of Ayurveda (life science), to incorporate healthy eating and hygienic habits in your life, which will cleanse your body AND create healthy routines that last. LEARN MORE