The season of rebirth


Spring - the season of rebirth


Us and Nature

We are intimately connected to Nature, whether we-we "retreated" within the city walls or that we stayed close to it. Everything that happens de-The course of the day and the seasons in Nature is mysteriously reflected in the way complex metabolic processes in the body unfold.

The observation of the close connection between natural cycles and human physiology seems to belong more to traditional therapies, so-empirical, but it is in fact contained in thea very new branch of medical science called chronobiology which deals with the study of biological cycles. Thanks to this knowledge, we now know that to be most effective, each type of therapy needs to be administered ina certain time of day or year, depending on human physiological cycles. Knowledge of these cycles has been greatly improved and today we know the best times of the day to eat liquid or solid food, cooked or raw, to work or rest, and even to take various remedies or carry out therapeutic procedures so that they are as effective as possible.

Careful observation

The secret to determining precisely these optimal times lies in the careful observation of the relationship between natural cycles and human physiological cycles. S-has found that the best time to do something is exactly the time that corresponds to the body's natural inclination towards that process, which usually corresponds to what is happening similarly throughout nature.

For example, the best time of day to eat a hearty meal is midday. This is when the body is most ready to digest and process food. It actually corresponds to a maximum of activity in nature, which is reflected ina maximum of the body's metabolic activities. This is not the case if we eat a large meal in the evening before going to bed, when the body is more inclined to reduce the intensity of its metabolic processes in preparation for theis for recovery from sleep. If we do it the wrong way, we force the body to digest food inat an inopportune time and as a consequence we will wake up in the morning with a feeling of heaviness, a general discomfort and maybe even indigestion.

A time for everything

So there is a time for everything, as the sages used to say.

There is a time to sow and a time to reap, a time to work and a time to rest, a time to solve complicated problems and a time to dream. There is even a time when you can get sick, which is when you choose to act in contradiction to Nature, and another when you can heal, which is when you choose to integrate yourself back into the harmony of Nature. With this in mind, we propose to continue discovering together the mysteries of spring, starting from the careful observation of all that happens naturally in Nature at this time of year and linking these observations with the physiological cycles of the body.


Spring is the season of rebirth par excellence. It is the time when everything that isended in autumn, it transforms and resurrects itself from the fertile seeds it-has kept the earth secret. What determines and sustains this renewal of each spring?

Many of us know that in order to allow seedlings to fully develop, the earwigs must be cleared of all dry or rotten debris just before sowing. On fields left to chance, the grass will turn green much later than the wheat in the cleaned and tended field.

As we can see, spring teaches us that in order to have rich fruit in autumn, it is necessary to clean and fertilise the garden now. If Nature needs this purification to be reborn in all its fullness, it means that our body also reflects this need that arises during spring.

InIndeed, at the end of winter, our bodies are somewhat weighed down by the 'weight' of the heavy, preserved foods consumed throughout the winter. It feels the need for a cleansing and renewal that weoften conveys it as a tacit message in the form of a state of background fatigue, i.e. in the form of so-the so-called "spring asthenia". Paradoxically, this condition does not go away if we feed ourselves consistently and copiously, but if we choose to eat a light and cleansing diet of raw salads, fresh juices, nettles, lovage, dandelion, etc.

Therefore, the most natural way to cleanse our body during this season of purification and rebirth is still the "everyday" food, chosen wisely. Inin a surprising but wonderful way Nature provides us with the most purifying food of the year in spring.

Seva vida

Just after the snow melts, before the buds open, we receive Nature's earliest and most effective purifying agent: tree sap. The most recognised for this is birch sap (Betula sp.). The Mastecs tell us of their power by their very appearance. The white colour of the bark that covers them makes us think of purity and its smoothness inspires freshness.

Birch sap can only be collected at this time of year, before the budding, because only now is it sufficiently fluid. It has extraordinary purifying and regenerating virtues and can be consumed by anyone, healthy or sick, precisely to drain all the waste accumulated during the year in the body. It is particularly useful for those suffering from various conditions such as: dermatitis and chronic eczema, constipation, rheumatism, arthritis, chronic kidney disease, cellulitis, hypertension and even various benign or malignant tumours. In all these chronic or degenerative diseases there are large accumulations of toxins in the body, often collected ina long time and which the body can no longer eliminate on its own without help.

Spring plants

Another gift of spring, known and appreciated by many are young nettles (Urtica dioica)rich in vitamins, useful in anaemia, diabetes, obesity, renal lithiasis, rheumatism, gout, chronic eczema, liver, spleen, bile, colitis, ulcers, pulmonary congestion, tumours.

Dandelion (Taraxacum officinaleare among the first flowers we enjoy in spring. Its leaves can be added to salads, along with the leaves of other spring plants: young leaves of shepherd's hutch (Capsella bursa pastoris), from cuckoo's nest (Primula veris), from chicory (Cichorium intybus), roundabout (Glechoma hederacea), salad (Lettuce sativa), spinach (Spinacia oleracea), fumitory (Fumaria officinalis), creson (Lepidium sativum), năsturel (Nasturtium officinale), hrean (Armoracia rusticana), lure (Allium ursinum), garlic (Alliaria officinalis), lobodas (Chenopodium sp.)donkey (Rumex acetosa), donkey-rabbit (Rumex acetosella), stevia (Rumex patientia), green garlic (Allium sativum), green onions (Allium fistulosum).

All of these can be used as part of spring cures, alone or in combination, as salads or juices made from leaves blended in a blender with spring water. We can use them all, for preventive purification purposes or choose from them those plants that have therapeutic effects especially in certain diseases we suffer from.

The gift of spring

But what is the mystical gift of spring for those who understand the necessity of the depurative cures carried out during this period? It is undoubtedly rebirth. Spring culminates for Christians with the most important feast of the year: the Feast of the Resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ. He who and-purified the body using the resources of Nature will be properly prepared to be reborn in soul and spirit at this Great Feast of the Resurrection. Good Christians are now cleaning their houses, renewing their garments and fasting, purifyingand thus also the bodies to properly welcome the Feast of Rebirth in the Spirit. And because all that God does is full of deep meaning, perhaps the mystery of Spring is in fact this Resurrection of Soul and Spirit that overcomes Death, it being the natural consequence of the rebirth that takes place in Nature and in those who understand it.