What is an Equinox exactly?
An Equinox in astronomy is that moment in time when the centre of the sun can be observed to be directly above the earth's equator, occurring around March 20 and September 23 each year. Many naturopaths consider that the Equinox is the optimum time for a cleansing detoxification because is it affects the thickness of the blood and when the blood is thinner, albeit only slightly thinner, it is a good time to cleanse. The blood moves faster and therefore speeds the elimination of toxins.
Why cleanse with the seasons?
The body is exposed to a large number of foreign chemicals every day. The majority are synthetic chemicals that find their way into our food, air and water. Overexposure to these toxic substances and an inability to properly metabolise them can negatively impact an individual’s health.
A cleanse may help with the elimination of toxins and tonify the kidneys, liver, lymphatic system and bowel. When these areas of the body are not functioning at their optimum, poor Skin, Hair & Nails, bad breath and lack of energy can result. It is considered in certain spiritual circles that fasting or cleansing during the Equinox and solstice is more effective than at other times in the planetary calendar.