Cleansing diets, herbs, and fasting programs may seem like a modern health trend, but societies have used natural cleansing methods to detoxify the body for hundreds of years. Many religions encourage people to fast as a means of cleansing both the body and the mind for spiritual practices.
The toxins in food, air, water, and the environment, make cleansing the colon, liver and other organs more important now than ever. The burden of over-pollution in our bodies may be responsible for lowering our immune system, a scenario which makes us highly susceptible to chronic degenerative diseases.
How then can we cleanse our bodies? Let us count the ways.
TYPES OF DETOX CLEANSE:
- Liver Cleanse
Regimes for cleansing the liver usually include bitter greens and chlorophyll juices such as wheat grass and dandelion greens. Other liver-happy foods include carrots, celery, limes, lemons, and beets.
Spices that offer cleansing effects on the liver include turmeric, rosemary, cayenne, cumin, and curry. It’s best to avoid coffee, milk, and sodas and instead, opt for purified water and/or apple juice.
- Candida Cleanse
A Candida cleanse is designed to remove Candida within the body by removing all foods containing sugars. This diet requires avoiding all forms of sugar (including fruit and fruit juice), all refined flour and wheat products, any foods containing yeast, as well as all natural sweeteners such as agave nectar or raw honey. During a Candida cleanse you should also avoid alcohol, dried fruit, mushrooms, cheese, pickled vegetables, and soy sauce. Taking organic oregano oil and a probiotic can enhance your Candida cleansing efforts.
- Liquid Cleanse
A liquid cleanse is an excellent way to cleanse the body while still maintaining energy levels. It involves the consumption of fresh organic fruit and vegetable juices, pureed soup, vegetable soup, smoothies, flax, coconut, sesame or pumpkin seed oil, and purified water.
- Raw/Alkaline Foods Cleanse
This is a temporary cleanse that advocates eating uncooked fruits and vegetables combined with smaller amounts of raw nuts, seeds, and sprouts. It’s an excellent way to detoxify the colon, liver, and other systems in the body. It alleviates the body’s need to alkalize the acidic nature of blood that results from a modern, non-alkaline diet.
- Juice Fasts
Juice fasts consist of consuming only freshly juiced fruits and vegetables for one to three days, or longer. The best cleansing fruits and veggies include apples, carrots, beets, ginger root, spinach, pears, celery, kale, cabbage, pineapple, cranberry, and other dark leafy greens. Citrus fruits are usually avoided while fasting. Organic fruits and vegetables are best.
- Cleansing Spices
Coupling a healthy, organic diet with cleansing spices is an effective way to detox the body. The best cleansing spices include cinnamon, oregano, turmeric, cumin, cilantro, ginger, fennel, cayenne pepper, black pepper, clove, parsley, and rosemary.
- Master Cleanse
This detox method consists of a diet composed only of freshly-squeezed lemon juice, organic grade-B maple syrup, cayenne pepper and spring water. While this can be an effective method for both liver and colon cleansing.
TRY THIS CLEANSING DRINK AT HOME:
GREEN DETOX DRINK
This vegetable Detox drink is made up primarily of green vegetables, providing an effective natural body cleanse of the digestive system.
- 3 carrots
- 2 celery stalks
- 2 beets
- ½ bunch of spinach
- ½ cabbage
- ½ bunch of parsley
- 2 garlic cloves
- Juice all ingredients in a juicer
- Serve fresh
At Bridges Organic Restaurant, we offer the Juice fast cleanse for 1 day, 3 day, 5 day and 10 days. Our clients have enjoyed the benefits of this cleanse and we would like you to try it too. For any comments or questions on any of these cleanses, feel free to reach me on:
Or call us on 0713607956