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Your Tools for Health, Issue #013 is here
March 29, 2006
March 20th is officially the first day of spring…at least here in the United States. I love spring time! This season is probably the reason my favorite color is green. Even though there are splashes of all different colors here and there, it's green that becomes the background for all other hues.
Spring and the color green are symbols - to me at least - of new beginnings, fresh starts. So, in the spirit of greenness and spring time - whether you are experiencing this luscious season or you are, like my niece in Australia, just getting ready for winter - take in a deep breath of fresh air and let's take a look at some ways you can begin anew to improve your health.
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March 2006............Issue #013
In This Issue
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Spring Cleaning Revisited
We've talked before in Tools for Health about cleansing. You already know that when the seasons change (spring and autumn) it is a good reminder to give our bodies a fresh start by doing some type of cleanse. Keeping the colon clean is important. However, it focuses on only one eliminative channel.
We are exposed to numerous toxic compounds in our every day lives. They range from the cleaners we use to furniture out-gassing, insecticides to antiperspirants, and on and on. In addition, we don’t eat right; therefore our bodies have a difficult time doing the normal functions of cleaning out such elements.
So how do we Detox?
Detoxing is a process that should be ongoing naturally. One thing we can do to encourage this is simply to make sure we are getting proper nutrition. (If severely nutrient depleted, I would start at this step and stay there as long as needed. With proper nutrition, the body will often begin to detox itself.)
It's also important to remove toxins as much as possible from our environments. Change your cleaners to castile soap or Sunshine Concentrate. I use the concentrate for pretty much all my housecleaning needs (windows, walls, floors, even laundry) except the dishwasher. We use castile bar soap (Bronners) and I usually have a gallon of the liquid on hand 'just in case.' For the dishwasher, I like Ecover's dishwasher powder or tablets.
In addition, we can look toward more organically grown foods, animal products grown with no hormones or antibiotics added. Lots of stores are carrying these options now. In our area, we have formed a cooperative that allows us to purchase this type of food at wholesale prices. If you are in the general mid to southeast area, check out
They may be able to point you to a cooperative of theirs in your area, or if you live elsewhere, they may know of resources for you.
Now that you understand about detoxing, and have been doing periodic cleansing (and if you haven’t, please see the archived issues of Tools for Health), try this recipe for what Steven Horne (www.treelite.com) calls a gentle "once-a-day-housekeeping" –
Take first thing in the morning. You can do this twice a day, AM & PM, but start with only once in the morning. Everybody’s Fiber is gentler than psyllium so if you have a sensitive colon, that would be the direction to go. Use what is best for you.
What to Expect from 'Once A Day Housekeeping'
Keeping in mind that every body is unique, these are some of the things that may happen:
Reminders about classes, online classes/chats, teleconference calls, etc.
Natural Health Connections currently offers two online classes/chats at the following times:
Wednesdays, 3:00 PM Easter Standard Time
Thursdays, 9:00 PM Eastern Standard Time
Reminders are sent to those who live in the local area about classes here. If you’d like to be on that list, reply to this email and we’ll be happy to add you.
Did you listen to the March NSP teleconference call? Much of the material for this newsletter came from that call. I always learn something new, and highly recommend this resource.
A Few "Green Websites" for Fun
According to Color-wheel-pro.com, Green is the color of nature. It symbolizes growth, harmony, freshness, and fertility. Green has strong emotional correspondence with safety. Dark green is also commonly associated with money.
Green has great healing power. It is the most restful color for the human eye; it can improve vision. Green suggests stability and endurance. Sometimes green denotes lack of experience; for example, a 'greenhorn' is a novice. In heraldry, green indicates growth and hope. Green, as opposed to red, means safety; it is the color of free passage in road traffic.
See why I like the color green so much?
Here are a couple more places to learn not only about green, but about all colors.
To schedule an appointment, online or offline, go to the Health Questions page, choose the option that best suits you, and follow the directions.
"Those who do not have enough time for good health, will not have good health for enough time."
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