It’s that time of the year when we shed our dark drabs for colorful accents. As our body recovers from a long hibernation, there are a few things we can do to make the transition a lot smoother. Instead of doing anything extreme, like juicing, cleansing, fasting, dieting etc. what our body really needs is support while it detoxes. I am all about trusting our body and letting it heal itself.
Why detox in spring?
Several studies have shown seasonal variation in our metabolism. For instance, during winter we have higher amount of brown fat which burns calories and increases our body temperature. Whereas in summer, we have more white fat which stores energy and leads to obesity and diabetes....
I often get asked about which vitamin supplements should everyone be taking. If walking into GNC makes you feel 'inadequate' you are not alone. We are often bombarded by information on which 'super food' you need to be eating or which supplement is the new holy grail.
Now lets add a little science back into the equation. The one size fits all approach to health really does not fit all. There is a lot of individual variation when it comes to supplementing with vitamins. What we eat, don't eat, how we eat, has a significant impact on what nutrients we get. But you already know that. What most of us often forget is that our age, gender, race/ethnicity, location has a lot to do with our vitamin needs.