Reset and Renew in the New Year

Setting a new schedule for the mind and body. Trying to find your own circadian rhythm, a natural way to flow. Relieving stress and enhancing a more positive view for the New Year.

Getting up in the morning and starting the day either resetting or renewing the body is a great way to try and reset your circadian rhythm. Making sure to support your body with healthy organic food, eliminating as much sugar as possible and drinking plenty of water.

Here are some recommendations of what could be taken to clean up specific organs in the body. This regiment can be done up to 14 days. Making sure to renew the body as well, putting clean substance back in, and keeping a nice balance.

RENEW- (MORNING OR EVENING. JUST OPPOSITE OF “RESET”)

Milk Thistle: Milk thistle is an herbal remedy derived from the milk thistle plant, also known as Silybum marianum. The active ingredients in milk thistle are a group of plant compounds collectively known as silymarin or silybin. The silymarin and/ or silybin extracted from milk thistle is known to have antioxidant, antiviral and anti-inflammatory properties. Silymarin, and silybin are generally used interchangeably; however, each of these compounds has specific characteristics and actions, with an intrinsic beneficial or toxic effect. Due to Milk thistle’s liver-protecting effects, it is regularly used as a therapy by people who have liver damage due to conditions like alcoholic liver disease, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, and/ or hepatitis. Milk thistle is thought to reduce damage to the liver caused by free radicals, which are produced when your liver metabolizes toxic substances.

Burdock root: Burdock Root can help to remove waste from the blood and body. It works as a diuretic helping to stimulate the kidneys, allowing urine to be passed more frequently and in greater quantity. This helps to cleanse the kidneys and can prevent water retention. Burdock Root is also “diaphoretic”, meaning it increases sweating – another important route via which the body eliminates toxins. Burdock Root contains inulin, a soluble and prebiotic fibre that helps improve digestion. Acting as food for healthy gut bacteria, inulin helps regulate inflammation and remove toxins from the body. Burdock Root also contains mucilage which acts as a protection for the gastric mucosa (the mucous membrane layer of the stomach), helping it to heal – this is especially useful if it has been damaged by acidity or inflammation.

- Natasha Eagleson