6 Steps to an Effective, Productive and Enjoyable Cleanse March 25 2015


Cleanse For Your BodyWhile there are many opinions of how to best cleanse, fast or other detox our body, we believe that a 6-day path of mindful eating and juicing is a good commencement and introduction into a cleanse, which allows us to obtain the benefits mentioned above and achieves the objectives above in the process.  These 6 steps include:

  • Start the day off with a 8 oz glass of warm water (not hot! not cold!), adding half a lemon to it, and if you are fine with it, some small amount of cayenne pepper. This aids to get the digestive system up and running in the morning, remove sluggishness accumulated over night, alkalize the body, and stimulate digestion;
  • A nutrient-dense juice diet for 6 days, supplemented by sufficient water, and some very light protein and fiber rich foods (such as a small quinoa bowl or chia seed bowl with almond milk, some lemon and ginger to aid digestion). When eating or drinking, focus on that and nothing else. Chew your juices as you do your food, to aid with enzyme activity for digestion. Pay attention to having only organic food and juices, as the nutrient and antioxidant activity is much higher and the toxins much lower. A 6-Day cleanse package including juices, foods and nut milks is an easy and healthy organic way to do this;
  • Gentle exercise on a daily basis, such as Yoga, to help the lymphatic system to move out toxins and stimulate the liver;
  • Taking time twice a day to sit and meditate or contemplate nature mindfully. Sitting outside, taking in spring, the sun, the song of bird, closing your eyes and just focusing on your breath. Allowing yourself the time for 10 to 20 minutes at least each time to just “be”;
  • When bathing or showering, gently massage your head and body in small circular motions starting at the top of your head moving downwards, ending with the soles of your feet – again helping the lymphatic system to move toxins through and out of the body;
  • Take time to brush your skin gently with an exfoliating brush, exfoliating the dead skin and toxins away as you detox;

As alas, be gentle with yourself. And consult your doctor before embarking on any kind of change in your diet. If you’d like to find out more as to how to prepare for a cleanse, how to work through a cleanse and what to do afterwards, please visit us at Tasty6.