If you have been thinking of doing a cleanse, before you do, take a minute to think about why you want to do a cleanse. This will make it easier for you to decide what type of cleanse you should do. Think about how much of a difference you want this cleanse to make to your health.
Would it be something you just want to flirt a little with, or something that will make a substantial difference to your health and impact your life?
Do you want to be able to eat detoxing foods or do you want to go the juicing route? If you want to do a completely natural cleanse, question any cleanse that has protein powders or vitamin supplements.
Why would you want to take anything during this time of cleansing that you can not find in nature, ie during cleansing everything you ingest should be from plants not supplements or man-made protein powders?
How Much of a Difference do You Want this Cleanse to Make?
This will actually be the biggest question to answer for yourself. It really comes down to why you want to do a cleanse in the first place. Are you just interested to see how you can feel by cleansing a part of your body? Or do you have a current health situation that you want to change? Do you want to loose weight? Do you want to learn to be healthy? Maybe you see very clearly that the Standard American Diet/(SAD) only leads to chronic diseases and the use of pharmaceutical drugs usually for the rest of your life.
If You Want to Cleanse to Impact Your Life
Once you have realized your intention for doing a cleanse you will have realized how much impact you want the cleanse to have in your life and to your health. There are very brief 2-day, 3-day and even 7-day cleanses. Most of these are about juicing or fasting and taking a supplement or using a protein powder in a juice. A cleanse this brief won’t make much difference to your overall health. And, a protein powder or a supplement is a man-made substance that you would not find in nature. Keep this in mind if what you truly want is an all natural body cleanse.
A 14-day cleanse could be very similar. On a 14-day cleanse, you may loose a little weight, usually nothing substantial and most of the time this weight is readily put back on when you introduce foods again. Even with a 14-day cleanse, there won’t be any deep changes made to your health. Compare 14 days to even 1 year, 365 days, and you can easily see that 14 days won’t make much of a difference.
If your intention is to do a cleanse that will have impact in your life, then you are better off choosing a cleanse that will be longer than 21 days. By doing a 30 day cleanse, you will make changes to your lymph system, your intestinal tract, your immune system, your brain, and your liver. A cleanse that you do over a period of time is how you will get changes into the cellular level, changes that will make a difference to your health.
A Natural Cleanse is One of the Best Ways to Detox
The best ways to detox is over a period of time and naturally. Think about this, at the age you are now, it took this many years for your body, your health, to become this way. If you really want to make changes, then you would be better off putting more time in, and doing an all natural body cleanse that will truly make a difference. Doing a cleanse that will make changes into your cells will change your health. Because, your health is a result of the health of all the very small cells that we are made up of.
Eating Detoxing Foods versus Juicing
Many of the cleanses available are juice fasting cleanses. And this is the type of cleanse that you can do for 2-3 days. But, its hard to do this cleanse longer and carry on with the normal demands in your life. When you have completed this type of cleanse, what have you gained? What have you learned that you can bring with you as you move forward?
It is possible to do a cleanse that has you eating detoxing foods. Eating detoxing foods is a great way to do an all natural body cleanse that supports your body in all its functions and can be very beneficial to your organs. Very importantly, you will not be starving while you do this type of cleanse. You will actually be eating foods. It is absolutely possible to eat foods while you cleanse and be able to feel great the whole time.
All Natural Body Cleanse vs Protein Powders and Supplements
If doing an all natural body cleanse is one of the important criteria in making your decision as to which cleanse to do, then you would not want to do a cleanse that has you using protein powders and vitamin supplements. Neither of them is something that you would find in nature.
If doing a cleanse that is 100% natural is your goal, taking herbs does fall into the criteria of being 100% natural. As long as the herbal products are composed of 100% herbs, no fillers, no added vitamins, then it is completely natural and would fit your goal.
This book is not a medical manual. It is intended as a reference for a healthy lifestyle. The information is given to help you make informed choices about your health. This Cleanse is not meant as a substitute for any treatment that may have been prescribed by your doctor. If you suspect that you have a medical problem, you are urged to seek competent medical help. If you are pregnant or nursing, it is recommended that you do NOT do this Cleanse. This is not the appropriate time to make radical changes to your body. These herbal formulas are NOT to be used by a pregnant woman. All recommendations are believed to be effective, but since the actual use of herbs by others is beyond the control of the author, no expressed or implied guarantee as to the effects of their use can be given nor liability taken. The publisher and author expressly disclaim all liability connected with goods/services/ products obtained with this Cleanse. Any use of the information in this book is at the reader's discretion.
Notice: If you have a corn allergy, do not take these herbs. (They are processed with corn starch.)
All rights reserved. The content on this website may not be reproduced in whole or in part, without written permission from the owner, except by a reviewer who may quote brief passages in a review; nor may any part of this website be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form or by any means electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording, or other, without the written permission from the publisher. Cover photo: courtesy of William Short