How to Prepare the Body and Mind for a Cleanse?

Spring is a wonderful time of year for renewal both for our homes and our bodies. Everywhere we turn, people are talking about the latest and greatest cleanse. Although there are several wonderful cleanses which target toxins in our liver, colon, kidneys and sometimes even the entire body, the key to a successful cleanse is partaking in the essential steps prior to.

Step 1 – Make a list of your favorite fruits and vegetables.

Physically writing this list will get you excited about eating these foods. Each list should consist of ten of your favorite fruits and twenty of your favorite vegetables. The goal is to have eaten everything on your list in the course of a month. In order to meet this goal you will need to consume at least 2 different fruits and 5 different vegetables each week. It is recommended to eat no more than a total of 3 fruits per day. However, vegetable consumption may exceed 10+ per day. The recommended whole grains are quinoa, millet, gluten-free oats, buckwheat and brown rice which are all gluten-free. The recommended daily food percentages are: 50% vegetables, 30% whole grains, 15% fruits, 5% vegan fats (avocados, coconuts, raw almonds/walnuts/cashews, olives)

Step 2 – Take out the Trash!

Taking out the trash literally means going through your kitchen cabinets, refrigerator and any other place in your home, car and office where food is accessible and removing everything that is pre- packaged and/or from an animal. It doesn’t matter what you do with it…just get rid of it! You will be replacing all these processed foods with the items on your list. This is also a great activity to do with your children especially if the whole family will be joining you on this challenge. Removing these processed foods will get your mind ready for the physical challenge to come.

Step 3 – When choosing a cleanse…always start with the colon.

After one month of attaining steps 1 and 2 you are now ready to begin your cleanse of choice. However, understand that there is an order to everything. So when choosing a cleanse, always be sure to begin with the colon which can then be followed by the liver, kidneys and lymph. Also note that the colon may take several months before healing begins to occur. A colon cleanse may take anywhere from 3 months to a year depending on the severity of your tissue conditions which an Iridologist would be able to determine.

Step 4 – Ease off your cleanse!!!

This step is even more critical than Step 1 because you cannot expect to return to your old dietary habits, nor will you want to after all the work you have accomplished, otherwise your body will go into shock and you will likely suffer from terrible nausea, diarrhea, headache etc... Step 4 is an opportunity for you to re-evaluate Step 1 as you may discover that favorite fruits and vegetables have changed significantly. If you have followed these 4 steps diligently most if not all of your cravings for sweets, breads, alcohol and meats will have vanished.

Step 5 – Maintenance Program

It is always advisable to discuss a realistic maintenance program with your natural health care practitioner to ensure that your progress will be monitored.

As an Iridologist, I am well-versed in the many cleanses available today and can assure you that long-term success with any dietary program is only contingent upon following Steps 1-5. Instead of falling for the many dietary gimmicks, contact me for a FREE consultation to learn how you can attain optimal health for life! 845-594-1254 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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