" A little starvation can really do more for the average sick man than can the best medicines and the best doctors" - Mark Twain.
Detoxification refers to the process of eliminating toxins from your body.
There are two major types of toxins that your body accumulates over time:
Environmental Toxins: Sometimes called exogenous (made outside your body) toxins, environmental toxins include all the chemicals and pollutants that you're exposed to through air, water, and food.
Common environmental toxins include pesticides, herbicides, prescription and over-the-counter medications, carbon monoxide, triclosan, bisphenol A, phthalates, and volatile organic compounds.
Metabolic Toxins: Sometimes called endogenous (made inside your body) toxins, metabolic toxins are produced by each of your cells as they go about their everyday metabolic processes. Metabolic toxins can also be produced by microorganisms that act on incompletely digested food in your digestive tract.
During an intense, full body cleanse, the goal with your diet is simple: it's to minimize the workload on your digestive organs while supplying your body with enough energy to carry out its everyday activities. Cleansing is performed primarily by your body's self-regulated cleansing mechanisms, not by the nutrients in the foods that you eat.
Vegetables, fruits, and their juices are excellent food choices for an intense, full body cleanse for the following reasons:
For most people, vegetables and fruits are extremely easy to digest.
Vegetables and fruits are naturally rich in water; staying hydrated is an essential requirement for an intense, full body cleanse.
For the vast majority of people, grains, legumes, nuts, seeds, and all cooked animal foods are harder to digest than vegetables and fruits. So for an intense period of cleansing, it's best to avoid everything but vegetables, fruits, their juices, and water.
Please don't forget this fact: many chronic health challenges take years to develop, so it's unrealistic to expect such challenges to fully heal within months, even if you fully support your cleansing mechanisms.
3 DAYS PRE-CLEANSE
Upholding a healthy, light diet 3 days before your juice cleanse will ease the
hunger cravings during the juice cleansing. Only eat fresh fruits,
vegetables, whole grains, and eggs and drink 8 glasses of water a day. Avoid alcohol,
caffeine, sugar, processed foods, dairy, red meat and gluten if possible.
For an optimal juice cleansing experience, make sure you have the free time to reflect and rest. Do not do juice cleanses during an emotionally intense time or during a major life transition. Set yourself up for success: ask your friends and family to support you or even to do a juice cleanse with you!
Set an intention for your juice cleanse. An intention is a commitment to changing a part of your life that no longer serves you. What do you want to create through your juice cleanse? What do you need to heal (such as relationships, illnesses, thought patterns)? How will you know if your juice cleanse was a success? Write down your answers to these questions to reveal the intention for your juice cleanse.
We recommend a 100% juice cleanse because eating slows down the juice cleansing process. If you need to eat during your juice cleanse, choose organic fruits, vegetables or soaked nuts and seeds.
Limit yourself to light exercise, such as walks, Pilates, and stretching. Your energy levels will decrease when you’re on a juice cleanse, so pay attention to what your body needs before exercising, and do not over-exert yourself.
We suggest doing introspective activities while juice cleansing such as writing in a journal, meditation, walks in nature and listening to gentle music. Avoid places with loud noise and a lot of activity; you might be more sensitive during your juice cleanse than usual. This is as much an emotional and mental well-being program as much as it is a physical one.
3 DAYS POST-CLEANSE
Return gradually to eating solid foods after your juice cleanse - avoid oily, deep fried and processed food. During the three days after completing your juice cleanse, follow a diet similar to the pre-cleanse diet. You can eat (organic) fruits, green vegetables and whole grain breads the first day after your juice cleanse. On the second day, add brown + white rice, eggs and yogurt. Add chicken, fish or meat to the diet 5 to 6 days after the program. Use your juice cleanse experience to create new, healthy eating habits!
Don’t jump into anything too strenuous or exhausting right after your juice cleanse. Continue to take time to relax and integrate your juice cleanse experience back into your life. Remember that this is just the beginning. Start living and eating healthy!
We are constantly changing our menu to give our customers the best juice detox experience! You can always come back and do another detox program in the next month.