Preparation for your cleanse is crucial to your success and depends on hydrating properly. Drink half your body weight in ounces each day of pure, filtered water. Work towards an organic, vegan diet for a week prior to the cleanse. Exclude dairy, alcohol, nicotine, caffeine and refined sugars. Eat organic vegetables, brown rice, beans, fish or lean protein, fruits and nuts. Try exchanging a juice for a meal. Rid yourself of caffeine slowly. Try our pu erh tea as a coffee alternative with a lesser but bold caffeine. Then step down to our green tea which has many medicinal benefits along with being a super antioxidant with lower amounts of caffeine. Cut back on alcohol consumption or at least drink an extra glass of water for any glasses consumed.
Keep hydrated by drinking 8 glasses of water a day. During the cleanse, toxins are being released from your cells and tissues for elimination. Help that process along with an enema each day or colon hydrotherapy if possible. If you aren’t ready for a colonic just yet, you can use an herbal laxative like Traditional Medicinals Smooth Move tea or capsules. The extra water you consume will help flush out toxins. The aloe and pear elixir will also keep things moving. Adding extra elimination techniques will ensure you flush out waste and toxins that could otherwise get reabsorbed into the bloodstream. Add extra rest if possible, take a nap and go to bed early. Pamper yourself with massage, infrared sauna, ionic foot bath, hot salt baths with exfoliation, a gentle yoga class or light walk. You may experience detox side effects such as headache, nausea, skin eruptions, constipation, dizziness or fatigue. . Breathe into it and let it go on a long exhale. This means your body is moving energy and releasing toxins. Become more aware of how you feel. Be interested in it. Understand that your hunger is not that your body needs more to eat but that your mind is accustomed to eating more. Keep a journal. If you must eat, keep it vegan and small. Don’t feel discouraged by this, we’ve all been there. Listen to your body. Keep it juiced every two hours and sip on water throughout. Your stomach will shrink and require less as you move through the process.
By cleaning the slate with a 3 day dTox Box, it is the ideal time to begin the
This “awareness” diet eliminates foods that are hard to digest or cause allergic reactions.
Slowly adding foods back to your diet allows you to become more aware about what you eat and how it makes you feel. Maybe you discover you’re gluten sensitive or cheddar gives you a headache or cow’s milk is the root of all your “seasonal” allergies. Try keeping a juice in your diet as a meal replacement for breakfast or lunch and see how your energy soars. If you have successfully rid yourself of a caffeine addiction, try our green tea or pu erh if you want to add caffeine back. If you are a true coffee lover, pu erh is a great alternative with bold caffeine, thought to reduce cholesterol and aid in digestion and weight loss. Although a black tea in color, it is really a green tea that has been fermented and oxidized. Whenever you feel sluggish, try a juice in place of a meal. I personally juice until dinner 3 or 4 days a week and that keeps my energy, clarity and creativity up and my body lean and healthy.