What is a Cleanse or Detox?
What do I eat or drink?
How many days should I do this?
Is there a cleanse that involves food?
How much weight will I lose?
Is this a colon cleanse?
How do I know cleansing is right for me?
What happens to me while I cleanse?
How should I prepare to cleanse?
Who should not cleanse?
Can I eat while cleansing?
Foods to avoid while cleansing
Can I work out while I cleanse?
Can I take medication and vitamin supplements during my cleanse?
Should I have a colonic or enema during a cleanse?
Am I going to experience any detox symptoms while cleansing?
How often should I cleanse?
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In today’s world the average consumer suffers from toxicity and deficiency. Refined carbohydrates and sugars, processed foods, alcohol, and caffeine remain largely undigsted and linger in the body as toxins. The primary function of food is to supply us with energy and vitality; but now much of our food is laden with additives, preservatives, imitation flavorings, and other chemicals. The combination of these factors produces overwhelmed digestive systems and nutrient-deficient bodies. During our juice cleanse, your body’s digestive system receives easily absorbable antioxidants to combat damage from toxins, as well as the nutrient density needed to initiate correction of deficiency.
On a juice cleanse you will drink six bottles of cold=pressed juice daily (each bottle contains 16oz). To allow for maximum nutrient absorption, we generally suggest you abstain from eating. Light snacking on a few select veggies is permissible if needed. Please reference our instruction sheet for tips and tricks to support your cleanse.
If you have never cleansed before, we recommend starting with a day cleanse. Many of our customers decide to add on from there.
Yes! We have a raw food and juice cleanse. Please call (512) 827-2277 for more information.
Although most people experience weight loss benefits, this is not about losing weight. This is a wellness journey where you can learn how your body reacts to juicing, clean eating, and plant-based living-food diets.
No. Because you will be drinking so many liquids, you should expect frequent urination.
If you feel you could use more of the benefits found above, then cleansing is right for you! Giving your body’s digestive system a break helps it focus on what it does best–healing itself with its own powers. It’s not uncommon to experience greater energy and vitality, as well as a sense of well-being, greater mental clarity and decreased pain and discomfort.
Luckily, doing a Juice Cleanse is fun and super-easy. Don’t be surprised if you fall in love with our juices. It’s a very common theme with our juices!
As you cleanse, the release of toxins may trigger some uncomfortable side effects, like headache, fatigue, nausea, gas, or bloating. Drinking pure water, taking an electrolyte supplement, or consuming clear broths or teas may help. But as you continue your cleanse, the “side effects” are actually positive: a feeling of lightness, expansiveness, joy, enthusiasm and increasing energy. You may even feel like cleaning your house from top to bottom.
We do encourage you to start your cleanse with adequate electrolytes to avoid feeling bad rather than renewed and refreshed. Electrolytes are special minerals that are used at a cellular level (especially nerve, heart, muscle) to maintain voltages across cell membranes and to carry electrical impulses (nerve impulses, muscle contractions) across themselves and to other cells.
It’s a good idea to learn about your body’s pH and electrolytes before your cleanse. People who work out regularly generally understand the need to maintain an electrolyte balance in the body, and this balance is also important while cleansing to efficiently move toxins from your body. Electrolyte reserves can be easily measured with a simple pH test.
Cleansing is great for most people. There are a few exceptions, however. If you currently have any serious health challenges, it’s recommended to consult a (natural) health doctor to determine if a nutritional fast is suitable with your condition. Also, for women who are pregnant and/or lactating, nutritional fasting may not be ideal because caloric needs are much greater.
For optimal results, we recommend that you consume only juices during your cleanse. If you decide to eat during the cleanse however, try to stick to these foods:
Alkaline-Forming Foods (Eat plenty of these!)
(Note: All of the below foods should be grown without pesticides and herbicides whenever possible!)
* Eat no more than 3 times per week, as these foods significantly slow the cleansing process. If you experience cleansing reactions, you may wish to consume more of these foods, or if you wish to speed up the cleansing process (not recommended for inexperienced cleansers), we recommend eating less of these foods.
**Alcoholic beverages are highly acid forming, destroy friendly bacteria in the digestive system and hinder the cleansing process. Herbal extracts that contain alcohol, however, may be used while cleansing; evaporate any alcohol by setting the extract in warm or hot water.
Light exercise only is recommended while cleansing. By the second week, you can incorporate non-aerobic exercise like light yoga, Tai Chi, walking or gentle swimming. Jogging, rebounding or any activity that creates strain on the intestines is not recommended. Heavy exercise uses electrolytes that you need for cleansing. Cleansing is a good time to rest and tuning into your body and spirit in other ways. When you complete your cleanse you can return to your normal workout with renewed vitality.
It is best to check with your physician about your medications. You can take your normal supplements, but you may not need them since the cleanse products meet your nutritional needs. Avoid any supplements that are protein-based or contain salt, soy, dairy or foods listed on the acid-forming foods list.
It is a good idea to take a colonic/enema during your cleanse. As toxins are being released in your body, they go through the colon on the way out of your body. If your colon is in “toxin overload,” they may be reabsorbed into the blood stream. A colonic or enema will help flush the toxins more rapidly. A cue that you need a colonic or enema is experiencing headaches, nausea or lethargy during the cleanse.
Because everybody is different, everybody has a different experience (or reaction) while cleansing. In general, the more toxic you are, the more detox symptoms you may experience. That said, regardless of the degree of detoxification, the symptoms sometimes associated with it are totally normal. These symptoms are natural signs that your body is working hard to clean up your system. You aren’t getting sick, you’re getting better. Have you ever cleaned out a cluttered garage, office or closet? Remember the dust in the air and all the stored up stuff that gets strewn about while you’re organizing? The place usually looks a lot messier before you eventually get it all cleaned up, right? But once you’ve finished you have a freshly cleaned and organized space that is SO much more functional than it was before! Clearly worth the effort! Your detox will clear out a lot of clutter in your body and it might get messier at first. You’re going to get lots of stuff moving! Toxins that have been stored in your fatty tissues for years will shake loose. They’ll enter your blood stream looking for a passage out of your body and you’ll probably feel it! Here is a list of some of the most common cleansing reactions:
Again, experiencing detox symptoms is totally normal. These symptoms are natural signs that your body is working hard to clean up your system. That’s the good news! Here are some things you can do to help alleviate detox symptoms:
Take a hot bath with Epsom Salt or Dr. Sigha’s Mustard Bath Powder: This will help flush toxins out more quickly by drawing them out through the skin.
Consider colon hydrotherapy: Elimination is extremely important in the detox process. If you are not eliminating easily and often (minimum of one daily full bowel movement, preferably more), then now is a good time to incorporate colon cleansing supportive therapies like colon hydrotherapy or at-home enemas.
Make sure you are drinking tons of water: this helps dramatically to flush toxins out of your system as quickly as possible.
Take a nap & get plenty of sleep: When we’re sleeping, our body can focus all of its energy on flushing out toxins more quickly.
Make & drink ginger tea: Ginger naturally helps any digestive disturbances including gas, bloating, nausea, etc… Simply slice fresh ginger thinly and boil it in water for about 5 minutes to make ginger tea.
As often as you’d like! As a rule of thumb, it is suggested to cleanse at least with the change of every season (4x/year) for a minimum of 3+ days. If you’re doing that, kudos to you! In fact, it isn’t uncommon for many of our customers to do a 3 or 5 day cleanse every month, or even every other week. A quick 1, 3 or 5 day cleanse (or longer), offers amazing benefits each and every time they’re done.