Spring Wellness

Spring is a time of rebirth, when the dormant plants form shoots with sudden growth and rapid expansion. Life reawakes with great excitement and the drabness of winter turns into a bright flurry of warm light.

The spring meridians are Liver and Gall Bladder.  

Foods and nutrients 

To keep these meridians balanced eat more B Vitamins, Magnesium and Zinc. 

Wholegrains including rye, Millet, buckwheat, oats & quinoa, brown rice, bulgar wheat,

Legumes, red kidney beans,

Meats – Pork, lambs, calves & chicken liver, turkey & chicken, kidneys, Red meat,

Dairy produceeg live bio yogurt & cottage cheese, egg yolks

Fish– anchovy, Salmon & oily fish, shellfish,

Fruit, Veg & fungi– green leafy veg – kale, cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli, watercress & spinach, mushrooms, potato skins, Spirulina, Bananas & avocados, asparagus, Beetroot, Oranges, Raspberries,

Yeast extract, dark chocolate

Nuts & Seeds– peanuts, walnuts, cashew nuts, almonds, brazils, cashews, pine nuts, pumpkin seeds, sesame seeds, flax seeds,

Cut down on your allergens, fried foods, sugar and the simple carbs

If you are lacking in these nutrients or not sure what you can eat don’t guess test book a kinesiology treatment that uses Muscle Response Testing (a technique now verified by studies at Oxford University)

Eat seasonally– now is a good time to eat spring greens, cauliflower, spinach, leeks and cucumber

Spring into action by getting out in nature and exercising outside whether that’s walking, Nordic walking, going for a run, taking up classes that are outside. Get that spring sun on your face and hitting the back of your eyes.

Emotions of liver

Negative is to do with pride, hurt pride, sorrow, misery and sadness

Positive gives inner strength, dignity and self-regard

Emotions of Gall Bladder

Negative there will be guilt and blame with self-punishment

Positive balance will see compassion, virtue, honour and innocence

Typically these wood meridians have a tendency to anger, impatience and intolerance. So now would be a good time to take up yoga and learn meditation or mindfulness

Bath salts are a great way of getting extra magnesium into the body and why not add a few drops of essential oils in there for the emotional element, like: Citrus oils of orange, grapefruit, lime and lemon or Petitgrain, Juniper Berry, Fennel, Lavender, Peppermint, Ginger, Bergamot and Thyme

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