I’ve been experimenting with different cleanses in the past year or so and am sharing my thoughts and why (if at all), you’d consider doing it.
7 things I’ve learnt cleansing;
I highly recommend cleansing to give our overworked digestive systems a much needed holiday. It creates an opportunity to really listen to our bodies and understand what food and lifestyle choices work for us as an individuals. For example, I realise how easy it is to over eat, and how my ‘mean girl’ thoughts can be tamed! Our mean thoughts are the thoughts we have that try to sabotage all the good work we’re building on to be better people and live our best lives! It’s our ancestral brains basic form of protection. Taming those thoughts are key to achieving our goals and building the life we’re meant for.
A cleanse can be taxing on our bodies both physically and mentally. To achieve our goals with as much ease and enjoyment as possible, I highly recommend being prepared and doing the research as to the type of cleanse that suits you as an individual both mentally and physically. It’s not for everyone.
The body is wonderfully designed to cleanse or detox naturally, the reality is today we are daily exposed to many different toxins and we need to support our bodies either with a regular cleanse or eating ‘more cleanly’ daily.
Three cleanses I’ve tried in the past year:
1. The Hungry for Change 3 day cleanse is a great introductory cleanse. I didn’t really feel hungry on it and it was easy to prepare for.
2. The pure glow 3 day juice cleanse. Set up by two gorgeous young girls in WA who make it super easy for you by delivering 3 days worth of juice to your door. This one you don’t need to be so organised for but… it’s a bit more hard core, so if you’re interested, definately block out your diary.
3. The Vitality Cleanse (5 days). Created by fellow Health Coach and ‘Health Fest-er‘, Anita Fredericks and her friend. It is in the pilot stage and due to be launched in November. I participated in the pilot that was run this week and really enjoyed it. It provides lots of support along the way, with a range of easy, nutritious recipes to get you through and keep you going. (I’ll forward details as the launch approaches).
And then try ‘eating clean’…
4. Eating Clean for 3 or 5 days (and perhaps for up to 2 weeks), takes well known ‘antagonists’ out of our diets e.g.
This is a gentle way to ‘cleanse’. See how you feel and then reintroduce the foods you’ve eliminated one at a time to see if there are any in particular you’re more sensitive too or have trouble digesting.
Pressed Earth. I recently found out about this company. Another convenient 3 day juice cleanse (which I haven’t tried yet), but have to mention as they are local and I spoke to one of the people involved and love the sound of it. Two young guys who distribute fresh cold pressed juices to your door, made locally here in Mosman Park. They are starting to deliver fresh juices to cafes in the area too. Watch out for this wonderful service and product. To find out more visit them on Facebook too.
And for a brief summary on cleansing refer to this post from last year.
Now I’d love to hear from you. What are your thoughts on cleansing?