Author: Lily Mazzarella
Dear Spring Cleansers,
The 21 Days of Inspiration blog posts for your Spring Cleanse are wrapping up. Our virtual and local community’s response to The Seasonal Cleanse outstripped my expectations—dozens and dozens of you bravely dived in and participated on every level of the cleanse. And you reaped the benefits. You’ve expressed your gratitude, and given us fantastic feedback.
It’s the perfect time to highlight The Takeaways—important principles about this season’s body system focus (Liver/Gallbladder). I also want to share some of the feedback we’ve received here at Farmacopia.
But first, a moment of silence for your liver.
And now you’ve had the experience of giving it some concerted attention and love. What happened? In our next post, Maintenance, we’ll look at which foods and substances you may wish to periodically take breaks from, as well as which foods and herbs nourish your hepatobiliary system (artichoke, anyone?! Turmeric paste? I don’t mind if I do).
And your gallbladder! Perhaps you began the cleanse knowing that you have a history of gallbladder dysfunction or “sludge,” or you’ve passed gallstones in the past. You felt the benefits of regular support in keeping this muscular little organ moving—and fully emptying—daily. Or perhaps you never thought of yourself as someone with gallbladder problems but felt your digestion and overall energy improve drastically with the diet, and use of bitter herbs (like Farmacopia’s GB Bitters, or Artichoke Water). Now you know what it feels like to pay attention to this part of your body.
I’m thrilled to share feedback I’ve gotten from Spring Cleansers so far:
“I haven’t slept this well in years!”
“My cravings went away.”
“I lost 2 inches around my waist.”
“I felt terrible for the first 2 days, then I was on fire! I had more energy than I can remember having.”
“I needed to eat some extra protein at lunch.”
“I found out sugar gives me anxiety and messes with my sleep.”
“I can’t believe I gave up coffee!”
“I realized how tired I really am.”
“I’m so much less irritable. Not eating lunch ever, and sometimes just eating my kids’ cereal for breakfast really wasn’t working for me. My family is really grateful! I “thought I didn’t have time to take care of myself…but really I was caught in a tension cycle that made me less efficient.”
“My period was sooo much easier this month.”
“I love the Emerald Soup!”
“I found out I can’t eat dairy.”
“I’m eating so many more vegetables.”
“Broth gives me energy.”
“I’m so proud of myself!”
Please share your cleanse story with us. We’d love to hear it.
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