What is one good habit for Spring?

 

There are so many detox teas, shakes and diets nowadays. Spring is the time of renewal and in Chinese Medicine, Spring is the season of the liver and gallbladder, which happen to play a big role in the daily detoxification process. Whether it’s Spring or not, now is the perfect time to start a new habit to drink some lemon water to stimulate the liver and gallbladder.

Key points of this video:

  • The Wood Element in Chinese Medicine consists of the Liver and Gallbladder organs.

  • The color green and the season of spring are associated with the Wood Element.

  • Wind is also associated with the Wood Element and people that are bothered by wind or fans often have a Wood Element imbalance.

  • A great daily habit (not just for spring) is to drink a glass of warm or room-temperature water with the fresh juice of a lemon.

  • Best to drink on an empty stomach and wait 20-30 minutes before drinking coffee or eating.

  • Lemon water stimulates the liver and thins the bile and therefore helps with digestion and regulates bowel movements.

  • The lemon juice keeps the body hydrated by providing electrolytes.

  • Since lemon contains vitamin C, it promotes dental health and benefits your immune system.

A great daily habit (not just for spring) is to drink a glass of warm or room-temperature water with the fresh juice of a lemon first thing in the morning.

What is one good habit for spring? | Natascha Hebell, Wholistic Practitioner