NATURAL HEALTH MATTERS with Dr. Laurell
Wintertime strikes me as a very challenging time to keep some of the most popular New Year’s resolutions, such as weight loss or a new exercise routine. With the shorter amount of daylight and cold weather, I am not feeling very ambitious.
If I had made a resolution to write a new blog every week, I might not succeed.
Now if I had made a resolution to go to bed earlier, that might end up working out.
But I haven’t made any resolutions. I have decided to switch to “spring resolutions.”
Any time can be the right time to commit to restoring health or renewing your life. But I also know the seasons affect me in meaningful ways, and I will use that knowledge to make more satisfying goals for myself. So in my case, the rising energy I feel during the spring will be used to remind me to commit to my health. In two to three months I’ll be ready for a spring cleanse—and the Detox line will be just the thing I need to jump-start the process.
Maybe you have seasonal challenges like I do, which is why I would recommend that you take those into account when you contemplate your “New Year’s resolutions.” If you feel the most energy in the fall, use that time to dive into the changes you want to make. It’s all about working with the natural seasonal cycles you experience and timing them correctly for the most benefit.
Dr. Laurell Matthews has a bachelor’s degree in biochemistry and received her doctorate in naturopathic medicine from Bastyr University.