Colon Cleansing FAQs

How much weight should I expect to lose on my cleanse?

This depends on you and your goals and committment.  We’ve seen people lose up to 20kg (45 lb.) over a one month of cleansing.  It is common to see 1-2 kg (2 -5 lb.) of weight loss per week.
Note: If you suffer from any eating disorder like bulimia or anorexia consult with an expert health care practitioner before completing any cleanse.

Can I cleanse while taking prescription medicine?

As long as you stick to simple cleanse recipes the answer is yes.  If you use an herbal cleanse recipe you should check with your doctor to make sure that there are no contraindications.

Can I cleanse while I’m pregnant?

A simple cleanse using the colon cleansing diet is fine.  But you should wait to do herbal cleanses until after weaning your child.  This is because some of the toxins your body releases during cleansing can make it into your bloodstream and breast milk.

Can I take my usual dietary supplements while cleansing?

Yes.  But avoid any supplements that are protein based or contain soy, dairy, or wheat products.   You can take your supplements as you normally do.  Taking them at the same time as taking herbs is fine.

How do I get enough protein on a cleanse?

Eat extra leafy greens to get protein.  2 cups of spinach contain all of the USDA daily recommended protein.  Alternatively, add a greenfood supplement to your diet.

Is it okay to continue my exercise routine?

Yes.  Listen to your body.  You may want to avoid very strenuous exercise such as lifting weights during a cleanse.

What about using sea salt on my food during a cleanse?

For fastest results, use salt (including miso, liquid aminos and tamari) sparingly.  Salt slows down the process of cleansing and may harden plaque.

What do I do if I get uncomfortable on my cleanse?

You can take an enema, drink a warm peppermint tea, take a sea salt bath or get a massage.  You should not experience severe discomfort.  If you do, stop cleansing and return to it later.

What can I eat when I eat out?

Stick to fruits, salads and juices.  Keep it simple.

What kind of water should I drink during a cleanse?

We highly recommend drinking distilled water as it can pull stored, congesting inorganic minerals from the body.   High quality spring water and water filtered with a high quality reverse osmosis filter are the second choice.   Avoid tap water.

Will I be  hungry all the time?

Except on more advanced levels, colon cleansing does not involve fasting, so you shouldn’t get hungry. When you get hungry,  try drinking  at least 250ml (8 oz.) water first.  Then if you’re still hungry eat an avocado.

Will my diet change forever?

You are likely to have some changes in your diet after you cleanse.  Certain foods may drop away quite naturally.   As the body becomes stronger and healthier, you will become more aware of how foods affect it.

If you have any other question about cleansing, please contact us and we’ll be happy to answer.

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