Hello Digestion Suggestion Readers.


March should be a time of renewal; a time of spring cleaning, a time of flushing out toxins and revitalizing and nourishing our bodies. Yet as we near the end of the first week of March, we do not see spring approaching. Rather, most of the country is in a time of flux; where the weather we are accustom too or anticipate seems far off in the distance. As cold weather and snow lingers for much of the North East, we wonder “is now the time to revitalize? Should I start spring cleaning when spring is nowhere in sight?” My answer is yes.

Even though we cannot see the warmer weather coming; even though we cannot see the tulips recharging their batteries and getting ready to bloom; even though we cannot see the roots in the ground replenishing and revving up for new life, it still happening. These things are happening regardless of the weather. So to should we be gearing up for spring and summer. Now is the perfect time to cleanse our bodies, nourish our digestive systems with healthy food, and flush out old man’s winter’s toxins.

I was at Wegman’s the other day and saw a plethora of U.S.A brand fresh strawberries, mango’s, grapefruit and plums. If the farmer’s and grocery stores are doing it, so must we. Snow is still on the ground but the grocery stores are already starting to stock summer produce. And while we may want to wallow in the dank dark depression that is winter, we need to pick ourselves up and trust that spring is approaching and when it does we will be ahead of the game.

Today on Ash Wednesday, I urge all of you to be creative. Lent is a great time of year to try different food you may not think to eat at other times. Lentils, beans, fish, edamame, and dates; all a great source of protein, all foods that are plentiful this time of year.

In other News: I was published once again in Buffalo Eats! Check out my latest food review: Simply Gourmet

Use this time to recharge, re-energize, replenish and renew. Happy Ash Wednesday to all.


Published by smtraphagen

SM Traphagen is a writer and novelist. Her works have appeared on Buffaloeats.org, Accounting Today Magazine, St. Reds Magazine, The Culture-ist Magazine, Buffalo Healthy Living Magazine, among others. With a fiction novel written, the hope is to expand the world of fiction in fun and creative ways. Her love of writing fiction and food have culminated in a website that blends the two, including Digestion Suggestion and Untold Shorties.

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