The Whole You
Wendy Humphris, ROHP
The long, hot days of summer are fleeting and it’s time to welcome the shorter, cooler days of Fall. Just as things change from season to season with a rhythm that is natural and predictable, so too does our internal rhythm change.
The work we did in Summer to cleanse, lighten, and purify ourselves showed in the glow of our skin and the soft, flat foundation of the belly. The work we will do now, entering Fall, will introduce the body to more balanced, grounding and slightly astringent foods designed to release the heat of the summer and boost the microflora, so we head into Winter with a robust immune system!
If you’ve done a seasonal detox with me before, then you’ll know that I follow the Traditional Chinese Medicine organ systems focus each season. Fall is the season to focus on the health of your lungs and large intestines. Skin is another focal organ this season because, like the lungs and large intestines, it is a barrier between us and the world. By supporting these you tap into your innate ability to prepare yourself and your immune system for the colder Winter ahead.
I have carefully crafted this program in two parts:
The Fall Detox program is broken down into three flexible phases.
The Fall Detox is a phenomenal way to release that which no longer serves you.
We focus on digestion and immune health. We work to support the detox pathways of the body. In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), we support the lungs and colon/large intestine.
The work you do now to nourish the immune system and support good digestion may mean an end to seasonal allergies this season and fewer colds and flu this winter. The goal is to use nutrition and targeted supplements to replenish vitality, resolve any deficiencies, and restore health; coupled with daily detox techniques to flush toxins and peel back some of the burden on the body.
This season, we will address sadness and grief and we will work to reduce your stress. The emotional aspect of detox is as important as the physical one. Any stress on the body, emotional or otherwise, will hinder optimal health. Energetically, we are working on what we bring into the body and what we release from it. What we breathe into our lungs, into our thoughts, into our lives, we honor. What we release through our intestines, through our sweat, through our detox, we honor.
If you were with me for the Summer detox, you know that we laid a foundation for success this season. The Heart and Small Intestine support the Lung and Large Intestine. All detox supports digestion and immune health. If you missed out on the Summer session, not to fear… this season, every season, will support you as beautifully, but I want you to start seeing the connections and feel the flow. I believe in seasonal detox because I’ve seen how deeply it supports transitions. I hope you will feel the difference each season and that this time next year you will be able to confidently say that this was your best year yet (and that your commitment to seasonal detoxing played a big part!)
Ongoing cleansing in a Seasonal Detox is one of the best things you could possibly do for yourself. This is something that has been done since ancient times and shown to bring harmony and holistic balance to your health and your life.
To learn more about this years Fall Detox 2019, follow this link.
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Wendy Humphris, ROHP
I’m a holistic nutritionist and I transform health for a living.