three to five day detox plan

 

Detox

Passion 4 Juice After Christmas Juice Cleanse

While doing the detox the aim is to eat as clean as possible.  Focus on eliminating wheat, dairy, meat, caffeine and processed foods.  This will take some planning and preparation.   Think about cleaning out your kitchen cupboard and fridge beforehand so you won’t be tempted by what is in your fridge.

Don’t be surprised if you feel a bit lousy, especially on day 2 and 3.  It will pass and buy day 4 you will feel better – read all the way to the end as there are some great cleansing techniques that will help you avoid to many bad headaches as you cleanse.

The number one key to any detox is HYDRATION.  The body is 75% water, all the organs and systems run on water, without sufficient water the body is physiologically stressed.  That means water, freshly pressed vegetable or fruit juices and herbal teas NOT tea, coffee, green tea, fizzy drinks, concentrated fruit juice or alcohol – these are all caffeinated or acidic, or both, they dehydrate and create stress. The first thing I do with my health clients is start them on hydration therapy. It is very straightforward and I want you to make a note of this and treat it like a prescription from the doctor – just do it!

Hydration !!!!!!

  • 1 pint 30 mins before lunch
  • 1 glass mid afternoon
  • 1 pint 30 mins before evening meal
  • 1 glass during the evening
  • 1 glass before bed. If you want to read more and know more here are two fantastic resources.  ‘Your body’s many cries for water’ by Dr F Batmanghelidj
  • And ‘Water – the Elixir of life’ by my tutor Lesley Una Peirce.
  • A handful of spinach
  • 1 lemon
  • 1 Lime
  • 1 orange
  • ½ cucumber
  • 3 sprigs of parsley
  • 3 sprigs of mint
  • 5 carrots
  • 1 stick celery
  • 2 apples (red or green)
  • 1 raw beetroot bulb (unpeeled)
  • 3 apples (green)
  • 1 stick celery
  • 1/2 a cucumber
  • 6 medium Potatoes
  • 4 celery stalks
  • 1/2 bunch parsley
  • 2 medium carrots
  • 2 beetroot, chopped
  • 1 bunch dark leafy greens (kale, spinach, chard)
  • 8-10 cups water
  • Ginger root, 3 1-inch slices
  • I am feeling exhilarated, agile  and alive

detox plan passion 4 juice

DAY ONE:

Today’s affirmation:  I have everything that I need, I am capable, lovable, healthy, strong and happy. I am precious and worthy of having everything I want.

On waking: 1 pint of water followed by a glass of warm water and freshly squeezed lemon. For that extra zing and warmth you could add a dash of cayenne pepper.

 

BREAKFAST

1 pint of green juice or smoothie

Green smoothie

 

LUNCH

Detox Special

If you are hungry - eat as a salad

 

DINNER

Go Green Go!

Potassium broth:

It is easy to make. Use only organic vegetables if possible. You do not want to consume any toxic, immune suppressive insecticides, pesticides, and inorganic chemical fertilizers while cleansing.

Measure water into pot and bring to boil.

While water heats up, wash all veggies gently. (Hard scrubbing removes minerals found in the vegetables' skins). Peel potatoes to a depth of 1/8 inch. Set potato bodies aside for other use, or discard them. Cut other vegetables in half, so they will fit into the pot. When water boils, put all ingredients except potato bodies & ginger into the water. Be sure the water covers the vegetables with an inch or two to spare on top.

Bring broth to a boil, with the lid on, and then turn down to simmer. Cook covered for 1.5 hours. Add the ginger slices; then continue simmering with the lid on for 30 minutes. Remove large vegetable matter, and then allow small vegetable matter to settle for 5 minutes with the lid on. Ladle into jars and fill to neck of jar. This will allow you to expose smaller portions of the broth to airborne bacteria for less time, preventing premature spoiling.

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DAY TWO:

Today’s affirmation:  I am fit, strong, and gorgeous. I have all that I need in my life right now. I am abundant and worthy of having everything I need.

On waking: 1 pint of water followed by a glass of warm water and freshly squeezed lemon. For that extra zing and warmth you could add a dash of cayenne pepper.

 

BREAKFAST

1 pint of green juice

Go Green Go with extra zing

1 -2 pears

1 stick celery

1/2 a cucumber

4 sticks of kale – leaves in first

1 thumb of ginger

1 lemon peeled

 

LUNCH

Liquid Lunch

4 carrots

½ a cucumber

1 stick celery

If you are hungry -  eat this as a salad.

 

DINNER

Life Saver

4 carrots

2 green apples

1 orange, peeled

a thumb of fresh

ginger root

 

Potassium broth

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DAY THREE

Today’s affirmation:  I am a god person. I am smart enough, talented enough and string enough to have whatever I want.  I am worth and deserving of love.

On waking: 1 pint of water followed by a glass of warm water and freshly squeezed lemon. For that extra zing and warmth you could add a dash of cayenne peppe

 

BREAKFAST

Green smoothie

A handful of

spinach

I lemon

1 Lime

1 orange

½ cucumber

3 sprigs of

parsley, 3 sprigs

of mint

 

LUNCH

The Farmers Market

3 carrots

1 stick celery

2 green apples

1 orange, peeled

¼ lime, unpeeled

4 strawberries

1 banana

If you are hungry -  eat this as a salad but eat your fruit first as it digests quicker.

 

DINNER

The Usual

4 carrots

3 apples (green

or red)

a decent thumb

of fresh ginger

root

Potassium broth

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DAY FOUR

Today’s affirmation:  I am celebrating feeling light and alive at my perfect body weight. I am attracting joy into my life. I am confidently expressing myself openly and honestly.

On waking: 1 pint of water followed by a glass of warm water and freshly squeezed lemon. For that extra zing and warmth you could add a dash of cayenne pepper.


BREAKFAST

Immune Booster

1/3 pineapple,

peeled

2 apples (red or

green)

2 oranges,

peeled

a thumb of fresh

ginger root

 

 

LUNCH

Detox Special

5 carrots

1 stick celery

2 apples (red or

green)

1 raw beetroot

bulb (unpeeled)

If you are hungry -  eat this as a salad.

 

DINNER

Green smoothie

A handful of

spinach

I lemon

1 Lime

1 orange

½ cucumber

3 sprigs of

parsley, 3 sprigs

of mint

 

Potassium broth

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DAY FIVE

REPEAT DAY ONE

EXTRA TIPS TO GET YOU THROUGH

SNACK TIME Try hommus and veggies, raw nuts and seeds, celery sticks or another green juice. Make some extra green juice in the morning and keep in the fridge in a glass jar to have it ready for this time in the afternoon.

If you are suffering from stress, achy joints, bloating, IBS, PMT, high blood pressure, poor circulation, Candida, yeast infections, chronic fatigue, skin problems, indigestion or generally feel unwell and you need a break from modern day stresses, consider a juice fast. It can be life changing.

Finally, when you are coming off the juice fast be very gentle with food. It is important to eat small amounts of raw food and gradually introduce foods that may have caused you problems in the past. Meat, wheat and dairy should be avoided the first few days and introduced gradually so you can tell if they are agreeing with you or not.

OXYGENATION Without oxygen the body starts to die after four minutes, so if you’re not breathing effectively your body is physiologically stressed as it thinks it’s going to die!  When you’re stressed you shallow breathe in order to conserve energy for ‘fight or flight’.  Using a Conscious Gentle Breath will re-connect you to your Self and improve the rhythm of your breathing. Suffering asthma my while life has meant that I am by habit a really shallow breather – I am working on deep diaphragmatic breathing into the belly.

EXERCISE The body needs regular gentle exercise in order to function optimally.  There are many advantages to exercise, too many to list here, but be sure that it will prevent the build-up of stress and resulting physical disease as well as depression.  It doesn’t need to be formal, overactive or competitive, a daily walk of half an hour is sufficient.  It is also important to get at least one hour of exposure to natural daylight every day, no sunscreens, let the sun reach your skin to boost energy. I often get asked what is the best exercise? The best exercise in the one that you enjoy doing. My focus and goal at the moment is to have variety and fun so I am now learning to run. I never thought running could be fun and I also never thought I would feel like going for a run.  I figure that is I don’t have asthma anymore then I must be able to run.  Well I am trying.  I love tai chi and pilates too.  But I do tend to mix it up a bit. I love Zumba – it’s like going clubbing without the drugs. I love the music as it makes me feel really happy.

SLEEP The human body is designed to go to sleep at 9pm and wake at 5am. It’s only with the advent of electricity and television that we’ve altered our lifestyle and chosen to go to bed later. Physiological functions vital to keeping the body in a healthful, balanced state take place between 9pm and midnight and if you regularly miss that sleep cycle your body is physiologically stressed and will become exhausted. Also this is when your body does its best cleaning and detoxing. It is hard for me in the middle of the season to get to bed early, especially at a festival. But once I am home and the festival madness of over I go to bed early.

AVOID STIMULANTS 

TEA, COFFEE, SUGAR (Remember carbohydrates are converted to sugar in the body), ALCOHOL, NICOTINE, RECREATIONAL DRUGS.  These may keep your body going if you are not paying attention to the above 4 however you are living on borrowed energy.  They may provide short term energy but will result in long term exhaustion and dehydration which will put stress on all the organs and systems. All of these stimulants mimic prostaglandins.  These are chemical compounds in our body that act like hormones. They do lots of things like help us maintain homeostasis. They also help us sleep, feel good, and help build a stong immune system. They are vital and we make them when we have an adequate amount of antioxidants for the conversion of EFA’s (3,6 and 9 in balance) , vitamins A, C and E, zinc, copper, magnesium, calcium, selenium, iron, beta carotene and biotin. They are our fundamental regulating molecules created in the cells and act as catalysts for the secretion of hormones.  We may find ourselves reaching for synthetic prostaglandins like these stimulants when our  body has a deficiency in these and is unable to make them ourselves.

If you wish to do a deeper cleanse these detox techniques will help including castor oil packing, enemas, and skin brushing.

The philosophy of nutritional healing involves the use of natural remedies, a range of techniques and diet to support the body and its natural ability to heal. Many of these techniques work well for individuals, supporting the main routes of elimination of toxins from the body. They are designed to support the main organs involved in detoxification including the skin, liver, kidneys, small and large intestine and the bowels.

Some techniques work well for certain conditions and results may vary from person to person. Many techniques can be used in combination with each other. However without these techniques, detoxing can be uncomfortable for the individual.  These techniques are designed to support the movement of toxins out of the cell and continue the journey out of the body. The exiting from the body is important otherwise toxins can be reabsorbed into the blood and into the cells and the person will remain unwell. With the support of these techniques the process of elimination can be manageable, comforting, empowering and energizing.

Before examining how the healing techniques are supportive, it is important to consider the route of elimination toxins follow from the cell via the liver and hopefully exiting the body via the bowel.  When the liver, kidneys and skin are functioning well toxins will be flushed out of the cell via the lymph and into the blood.  The blood is the carrier to the liver where the blood is cleaned. The liver produces bile and the extracted toxins will travel in bile to the small intestines, then to the large intestines and will exit the body via the bowel. Toxins will also be eliminated via the skin in sweat and also via the kidneys in urine.  If these organs are not functioning well then toxins can build up in the cells, get recirculated in the blood or lymph and cause swollen glands, headaches, pain, inflammation, irritability and fatigue. Therefore it is important to support the body’s main routes of elimination to prevent the reabsorption of toxins and further stress on vital organs.

Each technique has a purpose and techniques can be used in conjunction with each other to achieve better results. While the overall purpose is to support the main route of elimination, they can also provide emotional reassurance, rehydrate the body, thin the lymph and create a feeling of freedom and movement so that nutrient absorption and detoxification can occur with more ease. Once patients have an understanding of the naturopathic philosophy and how these techniques support elimination they are often more open to embracing them.

Castor Oil packing can be used to decongest the liver and improve the liver function as the main cleansing organ. The castor oil is placed on a wool flannel or cloth and placed over the liver. Castor oil is known as Palma Christi or the healing palm of Christ and is renowned as a vibrational healer offering light and colour to the body. It is cleansing to the entire intestines as it purges toxins and stimulates the liver and gall bladder. It is also excellent for relieving pain, reducing inflammation, aiding relaxation and improves assimilation. The liver is also where anger is stored so this technique can be used when a patient is feeling angry and resentful. Packing can also be excellent for sore or inflamed joints, treating depression and colds. It is important to pack the affected area as well as the liver. This works by being absorbed into the liver area, stimulating the liver and gall bladder and bile production. It can also release colon impaction and increase circulation within the organs and glands. So with increased flow from liver via bile to the small and large intestines, toxin movement is enhanced. This is brilliant when combined with a water flush enema to continue the movement of toxins out via the colon. Castor oil can also thin the lymph when used as an all over body massage followed by a warm bath. It stimulates lymphocytes and is also very relaxing.

Skin brushing can aid elimination via the bodies largest organ – the skin. The acid mantle on the skins surface becomes stale due to sweat and sebum. Skin brushing clears the skins surface, allowing fresh elimination and cleaning of pores. It also stimulates the lymph and encourages cell renewal. As 10% of our metabolic waste is eliminated via the skin, regular brushing supports elimination of toxins and if done daily it is manageable and effective. This gentle technique can be combined with hot/cold shower hydrotherapy which also stimulates movement of blood and the lymph.

Enemas are a great aid to detoxification as they are rehydrating and emotionally reassuring, comforting and can speed up the removal of toxins via the bowel. They work amazingly well as fluids that enter the body rectally are absorbed via the haemoroidal vein and the hepatic portal vein in order to reach the liver. Enemas are very effective for hydration using linseed or chamomile tea as they can be retained. A triple flush enema can be used in the case of bad colds or mucousy conditions as it can decongest and thin the lymph as there is a huge network of blood and lymph around the bowel. There are many variations of enemas, all designed to treat different symptoms. Bach flower and vibrational essences can be added to a water retention enema to help treat fear or lack of confidence. They are soothing and supportive.

Coffee enemas reduce toxins by activating glutathione and combining free radicals to be released by the gall bladder. The coffee enema causes dilation of the bile ducts, facilitating the release of toxins. It is like giving the liver a good squeeze to dump toxins. The enema is retained for 15 minutes. All the blood in the body passes via the liver every three minutes, so the coffee enema overrides the liver and acts like a dialysis of the huge network of blood around the bowel.

Linseed tea enemas can be reassuring and hydrating as the bowel passes this message onto the liver. See below the diagram showing how closely these organs are linked. A linseed oil enema encourages liver membranes to open and can be used in combination with a coffee enema as the liver will dump a load of toxins that can then be released with the coffee enema. Chamomile enemas can be used as an anti-inflammatory, and anti-septic treatment for the organs, especially useful during periods of stress, cramping and pain. Aloe Vera is especially beneficial to clear inflammation, dehydration and mucous.

HOW TO MAKE LINSEED TEA

Place 2 tablespoons of linseed's in a pan and 1 litre of boiling water. Bring back to the boil. Turn off and cover, leave to stand for 8-10 hours. Bring to the boil again and simmer for 1 hour. (do NOT boil over as it is hard to clean off the stove). Strain the seeds out while hot. Best to use clean filtered water and organic whole linseeds.

You can water this down if the consistency is too glupy. Once you get used to the thickness and texture you can have it straight.  Have a mug a day and while drinking, tell yourself it is all okay. This gives your body a message of hydration and reassurance. ‘I am okay’, ‘Everything is okay’.

Trish Tucker-May, founder of Passion 4 Juice is a nutritional health coach. If you are interested in preparing healthy food for yourself and your family and want help to get the most out of your kitchen. Trish can show you how to serve delicious healthy food from scratch, avoiding nasties and saving you time and money.   Get in touch!

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