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Dr. Bonnie Travis, DC / Herbalist
Dr. Bonnie Travis
Chiropractor /Herbalist

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Warm Weather has a tendency to bring on "Spring Fever"

As we can see spring in the near future, we are all anxious to get prepared for the things that we do in spring; planting the garden, exercising more, taking better care of ourselves, cleaning the house, you know the routine.

During the winter months our bodies tend to become sluggish.

Here are some tips on how to prepare your body for spring:

  • " Cold and damp weather can be hard on the kidney and adrenals so keep them warm and supported with warming adrenal teas.

    • Most adrenal teas contain adaptogens which increase the body's resistance to stress, trauma, anxiety and fatigue.

    • Adaptogens can also be called rejuvenating herbs, qi tonics, or restoratives. One specific
      characteristic of their action is that their effect is believed to help the body return to a balanced state.

  • " We can also start, in a very gentle way, to prepare our bodies for the spring cleaning by doing a colon cleanse now, using psyllium seeds.

    • Psyllium seeds are a bulking agent that absorbs water and gently increases the size of the bolus traveling through the colon. This action will allow the psyllium seeds to gently "sweep" the colon of toxins and other build-up along the colon walls. It can be helpful in removing heavy metals, excess fat deposits, and even reducing "bad" cholesterol.

    • If you have never used psyllium seeds before, I would suggest that you start slowly, by using only 1 teaspoon per day in a glass of juice and slowly building up to 1 tablespoon per day for approximately 1 week. If you have used them before, then start with 1 tablespoon per day for a couple of days and then increase to 2 tablespoons per day for approximately 1 week.

    • Make sure that you drink extra water during this time because the psyllium seeds will absorb the water from your body and dry you out.
After this colon cleanse, your body will be ready in the spring for the bi-annual Liver Cleanse, which we will discuss next month.

Dr. Bonnie Travis
Chiropractor/Herbalist ~ Palmer Graduate 1984

Website: www.BonnieTravisDC.com & www.arnicaflower.com.

If you have any questions that you would like me to address in this newsletter, please email them to me at drbontravis@gmail.com.

Dedicating herself to the total health and well-being of each individual patient, Dr. Bonnie Travis offers primary health care services through modern Chiropractic healing methods. Techniques include gentle and non-force according to the individual patient's needs. Services include spinal manipulation, physical therapy modalities, diet, nutritional, herbal and hormonal counseling.

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