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End Of Summer

It’s hard to believe but the end of another summer is quickly upon us and the kids and grandkids will soon be going back to school. Soon the temperatures will start to cool and the brilliant colors of fall will cover
the land and the weather will begin to change. It’s a seasonal thing. It’s really a wonder to watch nature as it
goes through all its changes. Around here we see more animals coming down from the higher elevations to the
valleys and foothills and the migratory birds will soon begin moving south as they prepare for the winter. Of
course, next spring they will again be on the move back to the higher elevations as the winter passes, mountain snows melt and the spring runoff lends itself to the multiple greens of new growth.
How long has this been going on unnoticed? Rhetorical question really. Of course we notice the big,
obvious changes that occur around us. But what about the obvious changes that are happening to us. I once heard someone say: “life is what happens while we’re making other plans”.
Most of us are so busy “making other plans” that we forget the natural, seasonal changes that are taking
place in us. Yes, we have seasonal changes just like nature. No, we don’t lose our leaves and have to re-grow
them in the spring, but we do go through changes. Have you noticed it. Most people do but don’t know what it is. Here’s what I mean: in the fall and winter we are normally predisposed towards eating certain types of foods
more than others— heavy foods such as meats, fats and other “heavy” foods that digest more slowly. In the
spring and summer we tend to move towards the lighter types of foods like fruits and veggies that digest much
easier. While some of this is natural in the fact that throughout history the foods available have had something to do with this, it’s also a biological process that our body goes through because it too, has “seasons”.
Many years ago I first read about this in an article written by Steven Horne and have tried to follow his
advice. It has made a difference in our home life, especially when the kids were enclosed in public school and
exposed to everything and everyone else repeatedly. Today with all of us still living together and in varying jobs
with even more public exposure, it still holds true. We get sick less and recover faster than most everyone around us. Why? Because our bodies know certain things instinctively about the seasonal changes that happen and if we listen and follow direction, we stay healthier.
One of the most important things to do is build the body. If we were gardening we would start with
good soil and the proper amounts of the right fertilizers. As the plants grow and progress we change fertilizers
according to what we are growing and the needs of the plants; for instance nitrogen for vigorous growth and
phosphorus for strong roots.

When you first plant, a good all-around fertilizer is needed to establish the plant and build it up. As it becomes
established we give it more nitrogen to make it grow bigger and faster. If it flowers, we then begin to decrease
the nitrogen and increase the phosphorus and potassium to encourage strong roots and big, robust flowers until
that season is over and then we change it up again as needed by the plant. Of course good water and proper elimination of wastes, excess nutrients and water are also needed.
Our bodies work in a similar way throughout the year. Seasonally certain foods are available naturally in
your area and should be eaten “in season”. We should drink pure water to not only hydrate ourselves, but to flush out the garbage. And one of the most overlooked , yet important things we can do is to “clean out” the
junk that has been built up in our bodies. While we can take different supplements to force our body to elimi- nate certain things, if the path for removal isn’t “open” and working properly, all we get is a lot of junk moving around in our system. Sometimes we get so much junk trying to get out that we end up feeling sick from all the stuff we’ve moved, but not eliminated. That’s why we start at the “end”, so-to-speak. A good colon cleanse, like CleanStart, cleans out the colon so that all that excess waste can be eliminated. It helps the body get rid of gar-
bage and improves peristaltic action to keep the bowel working properly. Once the colon is clean so that this
built up garbage is out of the way, other types of cleanses can be used for specific things like parasites (Para- Cleanse) or a gall bladder flush or kidney flush or even a liver cleanse (Tiao He Cleanse).
I’ll use an analogy that works in my area of plowing snow from the roads. When it snows here we run
into a problem of congestion. Too many people don’t know how or aren’t capable of driving their cars. They
slip, slide around and end up in the ditch, then when no more will fit in the ditch, on the roadside and eventu- ally the roads. Pretty soon the roads are almost blocked with cars built up on both sides, so that you can’t drive
down the road. No one moves or gets where they want to go until the cops show up and start writing tickets and towing away cars to clean it up and get things moving again.
An even better analogy might be a garbage strike in the city. It doesn’t take long before a real mess builds
up and has to be cleaned up for everything to work properly again. Same with our bodies.
When things aren’t moving through, we start getting congested and finally all plugged up. Colds, aller-
gies, flu and many other bad things begin to happen. It’s a seasonal thing, really. Think about it. When do
these types of problems usually happen to us? Mostly, in the spring and fall. In the fall we get “cold season” and
in spring we get “allergy season”. If you keep the colon clean, these seasonal problems could be eliminated— pardon the pun— or greatly reduced.
There is so much to tell here that I don’t have room for it all. The bottom line is that if you work to re-
move the junk from your body a couple of times a year with a simple colon cleanse, you could be saving yourself from problems down the road and at the same time, feel better, because you are cleaner on the inside and there- fore are able to digest and absorb your foods and supplements better. Simple really; and seasonal.
Hope this helps you. Take care. Until next time. Brad