Guest Blogger - Ruth Clark, RD, LD, MPH
You may have noticed over the last month or so that you have been feeling headachy, or maybe your neck and shoulder have been stiff and sore. Or it could be that you feel a tightness or achiness all over your body. Red or dry eyes or rashes? Or maybe you have been feeling irritable, indecisive or even downright angry. Many of these symptoms indicate a sluggish liver. This doesn’t mean your liver is sick. It just needs a little support from your diet and your lifestyle.
Spring has finally come to the Monadnocks and it’s the ideal time to focus on your liver. The cold, bitter weather of winter which often inspires sweeter and heavier food and beverage choices can cause liver energy stagnation.
According to Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), different organ systems experience a surge of energy along with the seasons. When the chill of winter is replaced by the warming of spring, the liver’s energy reaches its full potential. It’s a great time to give your liver some love.
7 Ways to Spring Clean Your Liver
Ruth Clark is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist with a master’s in Public Health and over 35 years of experience. She lives in Sharon with an office in Peterborough and sees clients in Keene (Jeni’s Skin Care). Ruth specializes in mid-life women who are struggling with weight, mood and fatigue to regain their energy and vitality. You can reach her at RuthRD@SmartNutritionLLC.com.
Melissa Mustapha Herbalist/Manager at Maggie's Market