The Total Body Cleanse is an opportunity to stop the day-to-day chaos of busy lifestyles and give the body a chance to rest. Though you may work or go to school during this cleanse, it is recommended to treat these 9 days as a special time to nurture yourself and give yourself a break. In this way the body can repair itself from years of neglect. The positive effects of the cleanse are long lasting and leave a deep impression on the body.
The Yellow Emperor’s Classic of Medicine says that diseases of the summer manifest in the autumn, and that diseases of the winter appear in the spring. Therefore we recommend cleansing during the transitions between seasons, when yang turns to yin and again when yin turns to yang.
“If the natural order is disregarded, the root of one’s life will be damaged and one’s true energy will wane. By respecting this natural law it is possible to be free from illness. The sages have followed this, and the foolish people have not.” -Huang Di Nei Jing
The Total Body Cleanse is a time of self-rejuvenation and healing. Most people loose an average of 5-10 lbs in this short time, but you should think of this process also as a time to release cravings and habits that no longer serve your higher purpose. During the period of the Total Body Cleanse you will be eating a special cleansing diet, taking herbal supplements three times a day, and participating in daily yoga classes. Afterwards you will be given a post-cleanse protocol which you should follow for at least a week, and longer as a lifestyle adjustment.
Your cells regenerate constantly, and each new cell is programmed by YOU. YOU have the ability to reprogram these cells with healthy thoughts that serve your higher purpose! Committing to the Total Body Cleanse is the first step. Group energy and expert facilitation will help you achieve your goals.
The liver and kidneys are the main organs of detoxification. They filter hormones, pesticides, excess proteins, metabolic byproducts, and other pollutants from the blood stream. When they get overloaded they cannot do their job properly. These seven days give the liver and kidneys a break and a chance to renew.
The intestines build a mucus lining to coat their internal walls. This mucus lining protects you from reabsorbing toxins, but also prevents you from getting vital nutrients. During the Total Body Cleanse we flush this mucus and the toxins out of the body to allow you to absorb essential vitamins back into the cells.
The lungs release carbon dioxide and carry oxygen to the blood stream. We do special breathing exercises called pranayam, during the yoga classes to powerfully pump out the acidic waste products and increase the oxygen supply to our circulation.
Skin is the largest organ on the body! During the Total Body Cleanse we encourage special yogic techniques for cleansing the skin, and herbs for a hydrotherapy bath are also provided.
About the Herbal Products
Herbs for the cleanse are the highest quality herbs, free of pesticides. By using a higher concentration ratio in these extracts, a more potent product is produced that translates into optimal benefits for you. The chosen herbs eliminate parasites, improve digestion and elimination, dredge the lymph glands, detoxify the liver, and support healthy organ function.
You will be eating a very pristine diet; dairy-free, wheat-free, gluten-free, yeast-free, whole foods, no cans, bottles, or preservatives – the way it used to be in a long lost time none of us can recall. You will be drinking plenty of fluids. You will need to buy a juicer (or buddy-up with another cleanser who has one): Champion & Omega are high-end (around $200-300) and the Juiceman does the trick for less than $100. (can be purchased at a department store or on the internet)
Regarding Time Commitment
The Total Body Cleanse is time consuming, mostly because you will be preparing your food from scratch. The best way to save time is to buddy-up with another cleanser to share meal preparations (ex. Mary cooks day one, John cooks day two). You will be given delicious recipes suitable for cleansing in your Total Body Cleanse Guidebook.
You will be able to go to work or school, but treat the rest of your time as sacred, and regard this cleansing time as a retreat for yourself where you are focused on healing.
If you know you want to participate in the Total Body Cleanse but have some reservations, remember, this is only 9 days of your entire life that will reprogram the habits that no longer serve you! You will have the support of expert facilitation, as well as group energy to achieve your goal of losing weight, cravings, and feeling brighter, lighter, and clearer! By participating in this process you affirm that you care about your health and consequently save on future medical expenses. Preventative medicine is wise medicine!
You should not participate in the cleanse if you are pregnant, nursing, or are under strict medical care. If you have any questions concerning eligibility, please contact our licensed acupuncturist and facilitator, Sami Rank, L.Ac.
If you smoke or drink a lot of coffee, start tapering off at least a week before beginning the cleanse in order to diminish harsh detoxification side effects.
Your Basic Payment Covers
All the necessary herbs, detox bath, journaling, a complete guidebook including recipes, and experienced facilitation that includes coaching and daily activities to motivate you towards your life goals.
Acupuncture is not included in the basic payment but highly recommended to facilitate your cleanse journey. It helps with detoxification side effects and brings the body back into alignment.
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