..."within that first session, I was amazed that such a profound change could take place in such a short amount of time..."
Dr. Davi Pakter, M.D.
Cleansing is the process of eliminating the buildup of waste and toxins from your cells, organs and blood. It is like an oil change for your body. A cleanse is done by reducing foods that leave behind a toxic residue, taking supplements that move the toxins out and adding specific foods that have health inducing effects.
A cleansing program can help with the following symptoms:
Acne, Acid Reflux, Allergies, Bloating, Brain Fog, Chronic Fatigue, Constipation, Dandruff, Diarrhea, Dry Skin, Eczema, Fibromyalgia, Food Addictions, Gas, Heartburn, Hemorrhoids, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Low Energy, Psoriasis, Rosacea, Sugar Cravings, Weight Gain.
Cellular cleansing is the key to returning your digestive and immune systems back to optimum functioning. It is the fastest route back to health that I know of.
I offer three types of cleanses:
- Juice fasting
- Food-based cleansing
- Juice fasting followed by food-based cleansing
I can support you in doing a 5 to 10 day juice fast. Most of my clients fast for 7 days.
A typical day of juice fasting includes:
- Lots of green juice - celery, kale, cucumber, apple, lemon
- Various mixed vegetable juices
- Coconut water - full of electrolytes!
- Vegetable broth - savory, warm and full of nutrients
- Green powder drink - saves time juicing and adds more vitamins and minerals
- Herbal tea
(I have extra juicers to loan to you and I will teach you how to make all of the juice and broth in person.)
Most clients feel a little "spacey" the first day of juice fasting, but that feeling usually starts to shift from day 2 onward. I have had clients who do manual labor work a full day on the juice fast and I myself have been able to see a full load bodywork clients even on day 10 of a juice fast. Most people are surprised to find that they have plenty of energy and they feel light and clear.
While juice fasting can be a powerful method of cleansing, it is not the only way. On a food-based cleanse, we eliminate certain foods that are health compromising and add foods that are health inducing to your diet.
There is no one-size-fits-all diet that works for everyone. However, on a cleanse, most people should remove all sugar, gluten, dairy, caffeine and alcohol. Also, because animal proteins are more complex to digest than plant proteins, most, but not all clients will also avoid meat. If you've never tried this before, I suggest that you give it try. I have had clients who thought this would be impossible because of their high level of activity and they were surprised to have more energy on this diet than their previous diet that included animal proteins.
For most people, sugar is the hardest thing to eliminate from their diet, but it is also the most rewarding. Getting off of the cycle of sugar highs and subsequent crashes is incredibly empowering.
The diet is based on fruit, vegetables and whole grains such as quinoa, millet, amaranth and brown rice. You will eat delicious soups, salads, warm grain bowls and much more. You will get plenty of protein from foods such as tempeh, quinoa, spirulina, beans, nuts, seeds and superfood supplements.
The Food-Based Cleanse includes:
- A visit to a grocery store to restock your refrigerator and pantry with tasty, high quality foods
- Health and nutrition basics - learn about acid/alkaline, food combining, sugar addiction
- Hands on food preparation - we will prepare about three meals and talk about how to prepare others
- One 75 minute Rolfing® or The Barefoot Method session each day we spend together
- Phone and email support for the remainder of the 28 day program
Combination Juice & Food-Based Cleanse
The combination of both of these approaches is powerful. The first 7 days of the cleanse, you will drink only liquids. For the rest of the 21 days, you will eat a clean, organic, vegan diet.
The first 7 days of juice fasting allows your digestive system to rest and it thoroughly cleans out your colon. Then, once you are eating solid food again, it is much easier to make the switch to the cleansing food diet without going through as many craving and withdrawal symptoms.
There is a direct connection between the foods that you eat and your body's current state of health.
Our bodies are self-regenerating. Just as our hair and nails regenerate themselves, so do the cells of our skin, internal organs, muscles and bones. Our cellular regeneration requires fuel in the form of the foods that we consume. Thus, the quality of our food intake affects the quality of our cells.
We are all unique and have unique dietary needs. Not everyone should be a vegetarian, vegan, raw foodist or meat-eater. In the long run, each of us must eat what works best for our own body. However, in order to cleanse, certain foods that are more difficult to digest need to be temporarily removed from our diet.
Will I lose weight?
If you do a juice fast, you will probably lose 5-7lbs depending on the length of your fast. The subsequent weeks of food-based cleansing will help keep that weight off. If you are already at your ideal weight, you will probably stay near there. You will get the right amount of calories for your body each day. Weight loss that happens because of eating too few calories or by over exercising doesn't work because those strategies don't last. Losing weight and keeping it off happens when you change habits. Changing habits takes time.
Losing weight through this cleanse is one of the best ways to lose weight and keep it off because you will lose it gradually. Also, you will learn valuable knowledge and practical skills during this cleanse that you will be able to incorporate into your diet after the cleanse is over.
I have worked with my own weight issues for many years and I believe that there is much more to losing weight than just choosing better foods. There are almost always emotional reasons for our binging or overeating and we must work with our emotional triggers in order to heal.
At the end of the cleanse you will have:
- more energy
- clearer skin
- less sweet cravings
- more will power
- improved posture and flexibility
- stronger digestion
- regular elimination
- a healthier immune system
- cutting edge knowledge on health
Can't I just do it myself?
You can. And I sincerely hope that you do. But for many of us, it is too difficult, time consuming or overwhelming to do all of the research, planning and execution that a good cleanse requires without support.
Trying to cleanse on your own can be very challenging. But with proper support and guidance, a cleanse can be simple and empowering. You will have cravings initially, but they will fade and I will support you every step of the way. At the end of the 28 day program, you will feel better than you have ever felt. Not only that, but you will have the tools to support your own health for the rest of your life.
Do you travel?
Since I work in my client's homes, most of my cleansing and detox work is in the San Francisco Bay Area. However, I am willing to travel almost anywhere in the U.S. to work with clients.
Juice Fast only - $500 - this is a 4 to 5 hour day and includes making all of the juices together and a bodywork session. I will loan you a Greenstar juicer and show you how to use it.
Food Prep only - $750 - this is an 8 hour day and it includes shopping for food, preparation of 3 meals, customized cleanse protocol and 1 bodywork session.
"The Whole Enchilada"- $1200 - we'll do the juice fast day together and then 7 or 8 days later, we'll do the full food prep day.
Free Consultation - If you are thinking about doing a cleanse, I am happy to discuss my programs with you and answer any questions that you have. I will make myself available for phone consultations or in-person meetings, depending on your needs.
Note: the cost of food and supplements is not included in the cost of the program. Supplements usually cost between $100-150. If you do the juice fast only, supplements cost about $75.
My program is one of the most comprehensive cleanse, nutrition and holistic weight loss program in the San Francisco Bay Area.
This cleansing program will give you the support, knowledge and skills that you need to take care of yourself and your family for the rest of your lives. You won't have to re-learn anything. You will have the most up to date knowledge on nutrition, health and longevity in your hands. Immersion is the key to changing habits.
Doing a cleansing program is the best health insurance you can buy because it is proactive and preventative.
What do I do next?
If you are considering doing the cleanse, please contact me at 415-225-9666 or send me an email