Frequently Asked Questions (Cleanses)
Hello and welcome to juice cleansing. The experience you are about to embark upon has the potential to provide the insights you have been preparing for. So, in order to help you jump in with both feet I have put together this basic guide.
“The advantages of increased energy, strengthened immunity, reduced risk of disease, strong bones and the glowing complexion that is the evidence of great health can all be yours when fresh fruit and vegetable juices form a substantial part of your daily diet.” -Micheal T. Murray, N.D
You mean I am only going to drink juice and water while cleansing?
How about a cup of coffee?
No. Caffeine is a toxic substance inside the body, while cleansing, the body will be aggressively removing it along with many, many, other toxins. So, drinking more would be counterproductive. Furthermore, the process of cleansing the body is not entirely without discomfort. People who drink a lot of caffeine often develop a headache on and off for at least a day or two while juice cleansing.
Will I gain energy?
Yes! During the first few days of your juice cleanse your body heavily detoxifies. you do this by utilizing the energy usually set aside for digestion. So, as a byproduct of slowing down or stopping your digestive process you gain lots of energy. Once the detoxification process begins to be completed, that extra energy is then used to fuel greater brain and body function and harmony. Your frequency changes. It is a serene place, one where you feel safe and sure.
Can I drink tea?
Yes. Stay with caffeine free varieties such as rooibos, herbal or chamomile.
Can I drink a smoothie or eat something small?
No. In order to get the greatest benefit from your cleanse you must abstain from eating any and all food. On a fast we want to slow or even stop the digestion entirely. Even a smoothie has lots of fiber in it. Fiber is what the body has to breakdown. With all its energy focused on breaking down the fiber no cleansing can occur.
Is there an order I should drink my juice in?
No order is necessary, the only guidelines are to drink lots of water, drink juice when you fell hungry (every two or three hours), finally drink your last juice at least three hours before you go to bed. You may drink water or hot tea (without caffeine of course) closer to bed time.
How long should I cleanse?
Three days of juice cleansing will greatly detoxify you. However, It is a very personal experience and some people will take longer to get fully detoxified. It is also dependent somewhat on age. Most people beyond the age of 30 have begun to store toxins in large and dangerous quantities. This will take a little longer to clean out. Seven full days of juice cleansing will purify your blood of bacteria and other harmful parasites. So I have found that on average most people over thirty could do with a ten day cleanse. This insures complete detox and at least a few days of bountiful energy really helping to restart the system. If you want to continue the journey, twenty days of cleansing offers a great sense of spiritual wellbeing and a complete mental calm. Finally, thirty days on a juice cleanse would be long enough for you to have replaced any and every damaged cell throughout every organ in your body. This is truly amazing. Anything beyond thirty days is icing on the cake for the average person. However some people may greatly benefit from cleansing for longer periods of time.
What if I want to stop a day early or add days onto my current cleanse?
No problem. Just always be sure to communicate this to us 24 hours in advance. This will help us to either stop production or increase it per your needs. You just might find that you feel so good on your juice cleanse that you want to keep it going for a few more days. Plus you know that the longer you cleanse the better it is for you. It is not too uncommon for people who are struggling with obesity or have other serious health concerns to do 30 and even 60 day juice fasts. On the other hand you may want to stop in the middle of a long fast and pick it up again later. Just let us know upon picking up your last day, that you need to put your cleanse on hold and we will set-up a future date to restart.