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The Overnight Colon Cleanse Recipe

Gut Cleanse Drink

Natural, safe, fast, instant homemade colon detox benefits while you sleep.

The overnight colon cleanse recipe is one of the most effective natural remedies to quickly and safely cleanse accumulated waste buildup from the colon at home.

1. Why Cleansing The Colon?

Why Cleansing The Colon

Modern foods, diets and eating habits often lead to scenarios where the body can’t digest the foods properly. As a result the food can stay in the digestive tract for too long, even days, starts to ferment and accumulate.

Overtime this accumulated waste buildup becomes drier and harder and sticks to the colon wall to a point the body can’t eliminate it through normal bowel movements.

We all know the results: digestive issues such as bloating, excess gas, occasional constipation, and stomach pain. Many people also notice skin breakouts, fatigue, low energy, body odor, and many other unpleasant discomforts.

2. The Overnight Colon Cleanse

The overnight colon cleanse is based on Dr. Edward Group famous oxygen colon cleanse (oxy-powder).

Overnight Colon Cleanse Oxy-Powder
Oxy-powder
releases natural oxygen in the colon to loosen accumulated waste buildup. This allows the body to easily eliminate the waste though the stool.

Most people report a significant “relief” as they eliminate the stored waste buildup, often described as “feeling lighter”. In particular:

  • Noticeably flatter stomach and reduced bloating
  • More energy
  • Higher clarity
  • A clearer complexion
  • Better bowel movements and digestion, with many digestive issues such as constipation, bloating, body odor and gas greatly improved.

This is done in a completely natural and gentle way, and it has shown to be both effective and safe. For this reason, oxy-powder is the preferred choice of many natural health practitioners by itself to cleanse the colon, or to support other body cleanses.

The easiest way to take oxy-powder is by itself:

Take 4 capsules of oxy-powder with a big glass of water on an empty stomach before bedtime, away from any foods or other supplements.

To learn more about oxy-powder, see: Oxy-powder.

3. The Next Day: What to Expect
Energy, Clarity, Better Digestion, Clear Complexion

overnight colon cleanse home remedy

Expect the next day to have 3-5 bowel movements. First time users usually report eliminating a large amount of stored waste.

“A great relief”
Most people start to feel a difference as they eliminate the stored waste buildup the next day. Feeling “lighter”, reduced bloating and gas, better bowel movements, with other digestive issues greatly improved.

Additional benefits people often report include more energy, better focus and mood, and a clearer complexion. 

These improvements are not surprising considering that this waste buildup weight may be 10-20 pounds and sometimes even more. When the body gets rid of such a burden, it has more energy and resources to perform better and to actually heal other areas which were neglected before.

If you do not achieve 3-5 bowel movements the next day, increase serving size by 2 capsules each night until you achieve 3-5 movements. You can continue with this amount for 5 more days. Always overnight, on an empty stomach, before bedtime.

4. The Colon Cleanse Drink Recipe

Gut Cleanse Drink

As a part of his ongoing research, Dr. Group developed the recipe below, that combines lemon juice and apple cider vinegar (ACV) with Oxy-powder.

So you get the oxygen colon cleanse benefits of Oxy-powder, with the natural detoxification and health benefits of ACV and lemon juice (see research below).

We get many questions on this topic, since not all people like the way apple cider vinegar or lemon in water taste like. To summarize:

  1. The lemon and apple cider vinegar are optional for the overnight colon cleanse.
  2. If you do enjoy these, make the overnight drink below and take with 4 capsules of oxy-powder before bedtime.
  3. If you are not a fan of the lemon or apple cider vinegar, just stick with the original colon cleanse recipe: take oxy-powder with water.
Gut Cleanse Drink
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Overnight Colon Cleanse

Natural, fast, instant safe colon detox benefits while you sleep.
Prep Time2 mins
Total Time2 mins
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American, Chinese, Indian
Keyword: Overnight Colon Cleanse Recipe
Servings: 1
Calories: 1kcal

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Shake the apple cider vinegar bottle to mix the cloudy part at the bottom.
    ("The mother").
  • Add 1 teaspoon of organic raw unfiltered apple cider vinegar into 16 ounces of distilled or spring water at room temperature.
  • Squeeze the juice of ½ organic lemon, and add to the drink.
  • Drink before bedtime with 4 capsules of oxy-powder on an empty stomach away from any foods or other supplements.
  • Go to sleep.

Nutrition

Calories: 1kcal

5. The Additional Ingredients In The Overnight Colon Cleanse Recipe

Lemon Juice

lemon colon cleanse drink
Drinking warm water with lemon juice is an ancient Ayurvedic practice to stimulate digestion and detox the body. The research data suggests that the citric acid and antioxidants in lemon juice may help to prevent kidney stones, regulate liver enzymes, and balance triacylglycerol and lipid peroxidation in the liver [1,2,3].

Apple cider vinegar

apple cider vinegar colon cleanse

(ACV) on its raw unfiltered unpasteurized form, is well known for its natural ability to cleanse, detox and flush out toxins from the body. The cloudy part (the mother), has naturally occurring acids and good bacteria that can promote healthy digestion and gut health. According to research, apple cider vinegar may also protect and support the health of the kidneys and liver [4].

6. When To Use The Overnight Colon Cleanse

colon cleanse detox

Oxy-powder along with the overnight colon cleanse offer a great natural way to support healthy digestion and gut health. Especially in the following cases:

  • Digestive Issues:
    You experience occasional constipation, or digestive issues such as excess gas, bloating, and others. For added benefit, combine with probiotics.
    To learn more, see: gut health cleanse.
  • First body cleanse:
    Not sure which body cleanse to start? The overnight colon cleanse recipe is considered one the easiest cleanse to start and the one the provides the most benefits you can feel.
  • Before & during body cleanses:
    One of the main reason so many people experience a healing crisis during different body cleanses is store waste buildup. Accumulate waste in the colon can slow down the rate the body get rids of the toxins released during the cleanse.
    To learn more, see: body cleanses.

7. Gut Health & Probiotics

Gut Health & Probiotics

When you remove waste buildup from the colon, you create an ideal environment in your gut that can encourage friendly probiotic growth, hence making probiotic supplements much more effective.

For this reason, we recommend to take your probiotics in the morning the next day. A good example of oxygen colon cleanse and probiotics we like to use, is Dr. Group Colon Cleanse Kit.

More than an instant colon flush

The overnight colon cleanse is one of the best home remedies you can do to flush your colon and quickly clear your bowels. Literally, overnight! Additionally, when you add probiotics, this cleanse can help promote healthy gut flora.

With that said, if you have a history of digestive issues, poor gut health, or low immune system function*, you may also like to check the complete gut cleanse protocol.

(*Just so you know, 70% of your immune system resides is in the gut).

The gut cleanse protocol includes the gut – colon cleanse diet, where you:

  • Identify and eliminate foods you may be sensitive to that can cause inflammation in your gut
  • Eat gut healing foods
  • Supplements to support digestive health such as: Digestive enzymes complex

8. Colon Cleanse FAQ

Oxygen Colon Cleanse Dosage Protocol

  • If you have never taken oxy-powder before, start with 2 capsules.
  • Gradually increase if needed.
  • 3-5 bowel movements the next are usually a good indication that you took the right amount of capsules for your body.
  • Some people only need 2 capsules. Other may need more. Most people find that 4-8 capsules work the best.

Colon Cleanse & Weight Loss

Many people who try the overnight colon cleanse recipe report instant weight loss. In some cases, the weight loss during the initial colon cleanse is 10 pounds in a matter of a few days. Many users also notice reduced inches from the midsection.

This weight however, is not fat. It is simply the stored waste that is being flushed out of the body.

Other Colon Cleanse and Digestive Health Protocols

The One Day Colon Cleanse

The One Day Colon Cleanse

A great way to use the the overnight colon cleanse recipe, is as a part of the famous 1 day cleanse. This 24 hours plan also includes meals and additional recipes to boost your body’s ability to cleanse and detox during the day.
Learn more.

Lung Cleansing Tea : Best Homemade Recipe To Detox Your Lungs

Best Teas For Detoxing The Lungs

The Lung cleansing tea recipe below is designed to support normal lung and respiratory system function, using natural lung cleansing foods and herbs you can easily find at your local store.

Use it as a part of your lung cleanse, or when needed, as a natural alternative home remedy that may help to:

  • Cleanse the lungs
  • Relieve congestion
  • Alleviate allergies
  • Ease airway inflammation.

For the complete lung cleanse protocol, including the best foods, drinks, juices, recipes, and lung cleansing herbs, see: Lung cleanse.

Lung Cleansing Tea Ingredients : Summary Of Evidence

Quick link to recipes: original, golden milk.

Lung Cleansing Tea Recipe

The lung cleansing tea recipe offers a great natural way to cleanse and detox your lungs and respiratory system. 

As in all our home remedies and cleansing recipes, we focused on both safety and effectiveness. This includes evidence based natural ingredients you can easily find at your local store.

The coconut – golden milk lung cleansing version. Based on the many comments we have received, we added another very popular variation of this recipe. This option uses coconut milk instead of the water.
Both options are as effective. It really comes down to personal preferences and of course, variety. See more details below.

Lung Cleanse Tea Recipe
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Lung Cleansing Tea

Prep Time2 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time12 mins
Course: Tea
Cuisine: American, Chinese, Indian
Keyword: Lung Cleansing Tea
Servings: 1
Calories: 60kcal
Author: Cleanse Joy

Ingredients

  • 1 cup spring water
  • 2 inches ginger root
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
  • pinch ground black pepper
  • 1 tbsp 1 raw local honey or a few drops of stevia
  • 6 Sprays Dr. Group’s Allertrex® Lung cleansing herbs
  • pinch ground cinnamon optional

Instructions

  • Peel the ginger root and cut to thin slices.
  • Boil the ginger in water for 5 minutes together with the turmeric powder, ground black pepper and cinnamon (optional).
  • Reduce the heat, cover and allow the to simmer for additional 5-10 minutes. The longer, the stronger the taste.
  • Strain the tea into your tea cup.
  • Add the raw honey or stevia to taste (optional).

Right before drinking

  • Spray Allertrex® into mouth, inhale deeply three times, then swallow remaining liquid. See below for more info.

Nutrition

Calories: 60kcal

To further enhance the results and benefits of the lung cleansing tea, we highly recommend to inhale Dr. Group’s Allertrex (lung cleansing herbal formula) right before you drink the tea.

The herbs in this formula have a long history of traditional use for respiratory and lungs health. This includes an ability to improve respiratory function, increase oxygen concentration, and relax your airways. With such benefits, you may find these herbs enhance the effectiveness of the other nutrients in your tea. (Or in fact, any lung cleansing foods).

Quite remarkable considering these are all natural common herbs!
To learn more about Allertrex, including the complete ingredients list, see Dr. Group’s website.

Additional Lung Cleansing Recipes

For additional recipes, foods and herbs that may further support cleansing your lungs, see our lung cleanse protocol

Lung Cleansing Tea – Summary Of Evidence

Ginger

ginger Lung Cleansing Tea

Ginger has a long history of traditional use as a natural remedy to treat respiratory illnesses. Modern science was able to validate this use in respiratory disorders. According to research, ginger can reduce allergic airway inflammation [1].

In fact, the researchers found that certain active components of ginger have a natural ability to suppress allergic reactions. As a result, they concluded that ginger may help to treat and prevent allergic diseases. [2].

Additional studies proposed ginger as a possible therapeutic application in allergic asthma. According to the data, [6]-gingerol, a major constituent of ginger, can prevent immune responses that lead to airway inflammation. [3].

Some research data also suggests that 6-Shogaol, an active constituent of ginger, may be useful as a chemopreventive agent against certain types of lung cancer. [4].

Turmeric

Turmeric Lung Cleansing Tea

Dating back nearly 4000 years ago, turmeric also has a very long history of medicinal use. Ayurvedic medicine practitioners often use turmeric to treat various respiratory conditions such as asthma, allergies, bronchial hyperreactivity, runny nose, cough, and sinusitis [5].

Most of the benefits and medicinal use of turmeric, are due to its natural anti-inflammatory activity. One study found that curcumin, the active ingredient in turmeric, improved the airway obstruction in patients of Bronchial Asthma. For this reason, the study suggested that curcumin may offer an effective and safe natural add-on therapy to treat bronchial asthma.[6].

Additional evidence, suggested that curcumin might also alleviate airway inflammation in asthma [7], and may be helpful to prevent the development and deterioration of the allergic airway inflammation [8].
Animals studies also suggested that curcumin may also have anti-tumor effects in lung cancer [9].

Honey

Honey Lung Detox Tea

Honey is commonly used in folk medicine as a natural way to treat airway inflammation, cough, reduce and prevent asthma related symptoms. [10].

According to research data, a single dose of honey can help to reduce mucus secretion and reduce cough in children. Further studies also suggested that honey may help to relieve inflammation and irritation in men as well [11].

Consuming raw local honey is a well known home remedy for seasonal allergies many people swear by. The evidence on this topic, however, may not be as strong since most studies didn’t use local and raw honey. One study was able to show that honey can improve the symptoms of seasonal allergies (allergic, hay fever) [12].

Black Pepper

black pepper lung cleanse tea

Piperine, the major active component in black pepper, is known for its ability to enhance the bioavailability curcumin along with other herbs and spices. This combination has a long traditional use that is also backed up by science. According to one study, piperine increased the bioavailability of curcumin by 2000%. [13].

Lung Cleansing Tea Recipe : Top Tips From Our Members

Cinnamon

Cinnamon lung detox tea

Many of our members did like our suggestion to add a dash of cinnamon to the lung cleansing tea.

Cinnamon does have a long traditional use for respiratory issues. In the medical community, however, there is not enough evidence to support this use.

As for the traditional use of cinnamon to cleanse the lungs, what we do know is that the Romans used cinnamon to treat digestive and respiratory tract issues [14]. We also see this use in the Ayurvedic medicine, with many remedies that include cinnamon to treat respiratory, digestive and gynaecological ailments [15].

The Coconut – Golden Milk Lung Cleansing Recipe

As you can guess, this version of the lung cleansing tea is very popular. The original version does taste great. When you replace the 1 cup of water with 1 cup of pure coconut milk, however, the taste,texture and overall feel you get are simply amazing.

To make the coconut golden milk lung cleansing recipe follow the same directions as the original recipe. The only differences:

  • Use 1 cup of pure coconut milk instead of the water.
  • Heat the coconut milk with the ingredients on medium heat. Do not bring to boil.
  • All the other directions stay the same.

This use of natural fats together with tumeric is a known ayurvedic principle we see in the authentic golden milk recipe. This use may help to improve the absorption and/or bioavailiblity of curcumuin in the body. Another benefit that some people report, is better sleep.

From lung cleansing perspective, however, we are unaware of any studies or evidence that support specific benefits due to the addition of coconut milk.

Lung Cleanse Tea Golden Milk

Kidney Cleanse Juice : Best Recipe To Flush Your Kidneys

Kidney Cleanse Juice

This kidney cleanse juice recipe is one of the best home remedies to flush and detox your kidneys, using natural whole kidney cleansing foods and herbs.

Use it as a part of your kidney detox plan, or in the morning for an effective, safe, tasty way to support your kidneys and overall health.

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Kidney Cleanse Juice Recipe

There are two main reasons juices for kidney cleanse are so popular:

  • Absorption & Hydration: The juice form makes it easier for the body to quickly digest and absorb the nutrients. Since juices are usually high in essential electrolytes and minerals, they can hydrate your body and help your kidneys flush excess water and toxins.
  • Taste: Juices recipes usually taste great to most people. Better than the actual solid vegetables used. Enjoying your cleanse and the taste of the recipes is something we take very seriously at Cleanse Joy. (Hence, the JOY part).
    In fact, it is one of our core values! If the recipe doesn’t make you happy, we do not use it.

It is best to drink the kidney cleanse juice on an empty stomach, when you still didn’t eat solid foods that day.

Kidney Cleanse Juice
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Kidney Cleanse Juice

Prep Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Drinks, Juice
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Kidney Cleanse Juice
Servings: 1
Calories: 350kcal
Author: Cleanse Joy

Ingredients

  • 2 stalks celery
  • 2 medium carrots
  • 4 medium cucumbers
  • 1 medium beet
  • 1 medium apple
  • 1 medium orange
  • 1 ml Renaltrex® drops kidney cleansing herbs

Instructions

  • Peel the beetroot.
  • Run the celery, carrots, cucumbers, beet, apple and orange through a juicer.
  • Drink immediately.

Nutrition

Calories: 350kcal

Kidney Cleanse Juice : Top Tips From Our Members

The kidney cleanse juice recipe is one of our best and most popular recipes. Our members like the way it tastes, and the way it makes them feel. Especially when you drink it in the morning instead of your coffee or meal.

With that said, there are a few popular ways you can do to improve the recipe and enhance your results further. Here are the top suggestions from our members, with our answers to the FAQ:

Kidney Cleansing Herbs

As you can see in the recipe, to further support the kidneys, we recommend to mix 1 ml of Dr. Group’s Renaltrex® drops.

The formula combines science proven kidney cleansing herbs that have been used traditionally for many generation to support kidneys health. It is one of the only kidney support supplement that is certified organic. Purity and potency matters. Especially, when you try to cleanse your body from toxins.

Both safe and effective, many of our members find it a quick and easy way to naturally support your kidneys. Just add to this juice or when busy, to your water.

To learn more about Renaltrex®, see Dr. Group’s website.

Coconut Water

Initial research data suggests that coconut water may be effective phytotherapy against kidney stones.[1]

So, while more studies are needed before the medical community will make a decision, If you already like to drink coconut water, you may want to mix 250-500 ml with your kidney cleanse juice. Just make sure there are no added sugars or other ingredients. We are talking about 100% fresh coconut water.

Replace the Orange with Pineapple

If you are lucky enough and can get fresh pineapple at your local store, you can replace the orange juice with pineapple. Use 1 cup of pineapple chunks in this juice recipe.

Watermelon: Is it good for your kidneys?

Many kidney cleanse juice recipes like to add watermelon and melon. In our opinion however, it is much better to eat then.

The main reason is due to their high water (92%) and sugar content. They are very hydrating, fast absorbing and sweet on their own. Just like nature intended. So, if you like to eat watermelons or melons, continue to do so. Use the fruits you do not always like to eat for juices.

Parsley & Cilantro

Parsley and cilantro are known kidney cleanse herbs. They do not however, taste great in juice or smoothies.

A few options here:

  • If you like the way parsley and cilantro taste, add them to your meals. For example, with salsa, hummus, tahini, or salads.
  • Have them in a shot. We got so many requests on this topic, we developed the Parsley – cilantro shot. Just FYI, before you try, it is not as tasty as the recipe above. Not even close. But, surprisingly, many of our members still like it.

Rotate your Greens & Fruits

Lastly, when it comes to juices, smoothies and healthy eating, we always recommend to experiment and rotate your foods, greens, veggies and fruits. This helps provide your body with high variety of nutrients, and prevent sensitivities. It also makes your taste buds happy. Variety is the spice of life.

To see other options for healthy cleansing juices, smoothies and meals, see our: Detox recipes.

Kidney Cleanse Juice Nutrition Facts

As you can see below, this juice provides your body with very impressive levels of nutrients. Definitely not your average store-bought juice!

On that note, this is one of the main differences between this juice to the kidney cleanse drink (see recipe), which we also developed as a part of our kidney cleanse protocol.

Kidney Cleanse Juice Detox Nutrition Facts

Parsley Cilantro Kidney Cleanse Shot

The following kidney cleanse juice recipe is a very effective diuretic with strong kidney detox effect. Taste wise however, it is definitely not as pleasant as the kidney cleanse juice recipe above.

As we mentioned, interestingly, many of our members still like to make it and specifically requested us to publish it. So here it is:

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Parsley Cilantro Kidney Cleanse Shot

Prep Time5 mins
Course: Juice
Keyword: Kidney Cleanse Juice
Servings: 1
Author: Cleanse Joy

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup parsley chopped
  • 1/2 cup cilantro chopped
  • 1 inches ginger root
  • 1 medium apple
  • 1 small lemon or lime
  • stevia optional
  • 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon optional

Instructions

  • Peel the ginger root.
  • Run all the ingredients through a juicer.
  • Taste. If needed, you may want to add a few drops of stevia and cinnamon to improve flavor.
  • Drink immediately. 

Read Next: Kidney Cleanse Protocol

Kidney Cleanse

The kidney cleanse juice offers a wonderful natural way to support your kidneys. If you like this juice, you may want to look into our complete kidney cleanse protocol.

It is one of the best ways to naturally detox and flush your kidneys at home. The idea of the kidney cleanse is simple: you start your day with a liquid diet: kidney cleanse drink for breakfast, and juice for lunch. You continue with a kidney cleanse smoothie for the afternoon and eat a kidney cleansing meal for dinner. Learn more.

3 Day Juice Cleanse: Detox, Nourish, Rebuild – The Complete Plan

3 Day Juice Cleanse
Cleanse Joy Research Team3 day juice cleanse
Research analysis:
CleanseJoy Editorial Team
Supplements reviewed:
Dr. David Minkoff, M.D.
Dr. Edward Group, DC, NP

3 day juice cleanse: detox, nourish, rebuild

The 3 day juice cleanse is designed to detox, cleanse, eliminate toxins and at the same time, nourish your body with nutrients that can help to repair and regenerate.

The 3 day juice cleanse also makes an excellent healthy option to jumpstart your weight loss plan and to give your digestive system a break from having to digest solid foods.

The plan uses evidence based diy juices recipes you can easily make at home from natural whole foods and herbs that have a long history of safe traditional use backed up by science. We included the complete nutritional facts for each juice recipe.

Important: Safety comes first! As in all our cleansing and detox recipes, special consideration was given to both safety and effectiveness. So you get the best results and benefits without side effects, a healing crisis or other discomforts.

Make sure to read the entire plan as we cover common mistakes and FAQ.

3 Day Juice Cleanse Plan

Detox, nourish, rebuild.

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Plan Steps: 

  1. Night before: overnight colon cleanse drink.
  2. Morning: lemon juice cleanse drink.
  3. Lunch: 3 day juice detox recipe.
  4. Afternoon: vanilla cucumber pineapple juice.
  5. Dinner: vegetable juice cleanse.
  6. Bedtime: overnight colon cleanse drink.

Popular options & add-ons:

Educate yourself about the ingredients below, tailor the juices recipes to your specific needs and preferences and optimize your body’s natural detoxification potential and results.

FAQ: About Protein, Amino Acids & Cleansing

Many people like to also add to this cleanse our most popular Liver Cleansing Juice.

Benefits of Juicing

Benefits of Juicing  3 day juice cleanse

The idea of juice cleanse, juice fasting or liquid cleanses is simple. You replace meals with healthy juices. This gives your digestive system a break from having to process solid food, and at the same time nourishes your body with vitamins, minerals and phytochemicals your body can easily digest and utilize.

When you make juices, you basically break down veggies and fruits into fiber and juice. You drink the juice & pulp without the fiber. This way, your body can digest and absorb the nutrients from the juice easier and quicker.

Another reason juice cleanses are so popular, is that juices usually taste better to most people, compared to eating whole veggies or fruits by themselves.

The Night Before: Overnight Colon Cleanse Juice

Overnight Colon Cleanse 3 day juice cleanse

  • Main functions: cleanses and flushes your digestive system. Minimize healing crises and side effects during the cleanse.
  • When: the night before the 3 day juice cleanse, and every day during the cleanse, right before bedtime.

The 3 day juice cleanse starts the night before with the overnight colon cleanse drink. This famous juice recipe is one of the most effective natural remedies you can do at home, to quickly and safely get rid of accumulated waste buildup from the colon while you sleep.

Ingredients:

  • Dr. Group Oxy-powder (Oxygen colon cleanse). (4-8 capsules).
    Releases natural oxygen in the colon to loosen accumulated waste buildup. This allows the body to easily eliminate the waste though the stool and completely cleanse the colon. Natural, gentle and very effective.
  • Lemon juice (from ½ lemon).
    Stimulates digestion, detox the body and help support the kidneys and liver.
  • Raw unfiltered apple cider vinegar (1 teaspoon).
    Natural ability to flush out toxins from the body. The cloudy part, also called “the mother”, has naturally occurring good bacteria that can support gut health.
  1. Mix the lemon juice and apple cider vinegar with 16 ounces distilled or spring water.
  2. Drink before bedtime on an empty stomach away from any foods or other supplements.
  3. Expect the next day to have a series of bowel movements. First time users usually report large amount of stored waste.
  4. Most people report “feeling lighter”, noticeably flatter stomach, reduced bloating, more energy, higher clarity and better bowel movements and digestion.

Update: We have been hearing from many people who prefer not to drink lemon or apple cider vinegar right before bedtime. These are optional. You can still take Oxy-powder with just water without the lemon and apple cider vinegar.

To learn more about Dr. Group Oxy-powder, see Dr. Group website.

Morning : Lemon Juice Cleanse Drink

3 Day Juice Cleanse lemon juice

Main functions: cleanses & hydrates the body.
When: morning and during the day.

The lemon juice cleanse drink is based on the famous ancient ayurvedic practice of drinking lemon juice in warm water on an empty stomach. This simple recipe can help to stimulate digestion and detox the body.

To make the lemon juice cleanse drink, squeeze the juice of ½ organic lemon into 16 ounces of warm spring or alkaline water. You can also add a few drops of stevia to sweeten the drink if needed.

Many people find it helpful to make more servings and drink more in the morning and throughout the day.

Update: An Important Note about Protein & Cleansing

You may have noticed that the 3 Day Juice Cleanse is low in protein.

We have been getting many questions and concerns about this topic.
Is it OK to be on a low protein during a cleanse?

If you plan to follow the cleanse for just a few days, such as this 3 day plan, then, the answer is: yes, it is OK.

On the other hand, many people make this mistake of doing a juice cleanse or other low protein diets for several weeks. For most people, this is NOT recommended for the following reasons:

  • Tissue repair: If you don’t eat enough protein, your body may lack amino acids needed to repair its tissues. Think about your muscles, skin, hair, nails, organs, even your bones! They are all made our of protein and need enough amino acids. Just to give you an idea, 50% of your bones are made of protein.
  • Enzymes & Hormones: Other than tissue repair, amino acids are essential in order to support your brain, enzymatic and hormonal systems. For example, different amino acids are needed for healthy libido, mood, sleep, and memory.
  • Detoxification: Lastly, certain amino acids play a key role in detoxification. So, if you go too low, you may be at a risk for impaired detoxification. Exactly the opposite what you are trying to achieve!

Protein options for cleansing and low protein diets

If for some reason you need to go on a longer cleanse or a low protein diet, or if you suspect your body doesn’t digest protein very well, you may want to add essential amino acids (EAA) into your diet.

Protein options for juice cleansing and low protein diets

Dr. Minkoff’s Perfect Aminos is our preferred source, as they are shown in research to have a 99% utilization rate. This is 3-6 times better than other proteins or amino acids formulas. Quite remarkable, considering that your body makes no effort at all in order to digest or use these, while other protein sources require a significant digestion effort.

Just like all the products we recommend, Dr. Minkoff’s Perfect Aminos are 100% vegan, pure, Non-GMO. They have no sugars, carbs, or other impurities. In fact, Dr. Minkoff often prescribed these to his patients who suffer from digestive issues or heavy toxins.

If you are not a fan of swallowing pills, you can mix Perfect Amino XP Powder to water or your juices.

To learn more about Dr. David Minkoff, M.D. and his research on detoxification and nutrition, see his: website.

Lunch – 3 Day Juice Detox Recipe

3 Day Juice Cleanse Plan

Main functions: cleanses the colon, liver, and kidney, energizes & nourishes the body.
When: at least one hour after you finished the morning drink.

This recipe is the core of the 3 day juice cleanse. It is packed with whole foods known to cleanse the liver, kidneys and colon. The nutritional profile is exceptional with high level of nutrients, vitamins, minerals, electrolytes, antioxidants and phytochemicals (see nutrition facts below the recipe).

For best results:

  • Wait at least one hour after the morning drink. Ideally, when you start to feel hunger.
  • This juice is very concentrated in nutrients. For this reason, it is best to drink it slowly over a 10 minutes to 2 hours time frame. Most people like to place the detox juice in a mason jar or a bottle and drink during lunch time.
  • You can add ice cubes to improve taste.
3 Day Juice Cleanse Plan
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3 Day Juice Detox

Cleanses the colon, liver, and kidney, energizes and nourishes the body.
Prep Time10 mins
Course: Juice
Cuisine: American, Chinese, Indian
Keyword: 3 Day Juice Detox
Servings: 1
Calories: 260kcal
Author: Cleanse Joy

Ingredients

  • 2 stalks celery
  • ½ bunch spinach
  • 2 medium carrots
  • 1 small beet
  • 1 inch ginger root
  • 1 small lemon
  • 1 medium apple
  • 1 cup pineapple chunks
  • 1 scoop Perfect Amino XP Powder optional
  • stevia to taste optional
  • non alcoholic vanilla extract optional
  • dash cinammon optional

Instructions

  • Peel the ginger and beetroot.
  • Run the celery, spinach, carrots, beetroot, lemon, apple and pineapple through a juicer.
  • Mix and taste. You can add a few drops of stevia to add sweetness (optional), or add another apple to the recipe. Adding a few ice cubes may improve taste as well.
  • you can also add vanilla extract, cinnamon to improve flavor.
  • Drink slowly and enjoy (10 min - 2 hour).

Nutrition

Calories: 260kcal

To read the specific benefits and the scientific evidence of these ingredients for the liver and kidneys, see our guide for:
Detoxifying Liver And Kidneys Foods.

3 Day Juice Detox Recipe – Nutrition Facts

3 Day Juice Cleanse Nutrition Label

Afternoon : Vanilla Cucumber Pineapple Juice

Main functions: cleanses and removes toxins, energizes, hydrates, reduces inflammation.

3 Day Juice Cleanse Pineapple Juice

Another staple of the 3 day juice cleanse is the vanilla cucumber pineapple juice. This is one of the most tasting refreshing juices recipes you can make at home, that is also full of nutrients (see nutrition facts below the recipe).

The exact recipe also makes a great option for a smoothie, which many of our members like to make on a daily basis.

3 Day Juice Cleanse pineapple juice
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Vanilla Cucumber Pineapple Juice

Prep Time10 mins
Course: Juice
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Pineapple Juice
Servings: 1
Calories: 230kcal
Author: Cleanse Joy

Ingredients

  • 4 medium cucumbers
  • 1 cup pineapple chunks
  • 2 cups romaine lettuce, chopped
  • 1 medium orange
  • non alcoholic vanilla extract to taste optional
  • stevia to taste optional

Instructions

  • Run the cucumbers, pineapple, lettuce and orange through a juicer.
  • Add vanilla extract and stevia to taste (optional). Adding a few ice cubes may improve taste as well.
  • Drink slowly and enjoy (5 min - 2 hour).

Nutrition

Calories: 230kcal

Why pineapple & cucumbers?

Besides their amazing taste, pleasant texture, and high nutrients, both pineapple and cucumbers offer unique properties in both juices and smoothies:

  • Bromelain, the enzyme found in pineapple, is well known for its natural ability to reduce swelling and inflammation. Multiple studies suggest that Bromelain may offer a safe and effective natural way to decrease inflammation in the body [1,2].
  • Cucumbers have a long history of medicinal use since ancient times. Due to their high water content, they make an excellent choice to hydrate the body and skin. The cleansing action of cucumbers can also help the body to remove accumulated pockets of old waste materials and chemical toxins [3].

Vanilla Cucumber Pineapple Juice – Nutrition Facts

vanilla cucumber pineapple juice Nutrition Label 3 Day Juice Cleanse

Dinner – Vegetable Juice

Main function: cleanses and nourishes the body.

The dinner option for the 3 day juice cleanse is a vegetable juice. Despite the lack of sweet fruits, the flavor of this juice is very enjoyable. See below additional tips for different taste options.

Ingredients:

  • 1 large bell pepper.
  • 2 medium carrots.
  • 1 medium orange.
  • 2 medium zucchini or cucumbers.
  • Stevia to taste (optional).

Taste options:

  • Sweet: The taste of the vegetable juice recipe is mild sweet. If you need to add more sweetness, you can add a few drops of stevia.
  • Savory – salty: for savory salty taste, add 2 stalks of celery, 1 medium tomato, and a dash of pink himalayan salt.

3 day juice cleanse Vegetable Juice

Healthy Coffee Alternatives & Energy During The Cleanse

Healthy Coffee Alternatives

If you are looking to cut down your coffee intake, naturally boost your energy without any stimulants, or help your body adapt to stress, certain herbs such as ginseng, maca (root) and ashwagandha can offer a safe natural and effective way.

We have had great results in many of our cleansing protocols with Dr. Group’s Ginseng Fuzion which includes active ginseng extracts complex, maca, and the anti stress (adaptogenic) herb ashwagandha.

To use: add 2 droppers to your juices or drinks just before drinking when needed, up to 3 times a day.

  • Ginseng is well known for its ability to naturally stimulate energy production in the muscles, improve fat metabolism, reduce appetite, and boost the immune system function [4,5,6.
  • ashwagandha: Several studies found that ashwagandha can decrease body fat, increase lean muscle mass, support healthy body weight management and reduce stress and anxiety [7,8].

3 Day Juice Cleanse – Cleansing Herbs

3 Day Juice Cleanse - Cleansing Herbs

There are a number of known cleansing herbs with unique properties that can help to detox, repair, regenerate and support specific organs.

Cleanse herbs or herbal cleanse treatment is the mother of modern medicine. The ancient habit to treat diseases with plants has evolved and reshaped many of the modern treatment options.

Due to their importance we wrote a complete review on the most effective and safe common cleanse herbs you can safely use to enhance the results of your juice cleanse. You can read the entire guide, or go directly to the specific group of herbs:

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3 Day Juice Cleanse Plan

Noatmeal Detox Recipe – Healthiest Low Carb Oatmeal Alternative

Noatmeal

The noatmeal (low carb oatmeal alternative) recipe below offers a great healthy way to start your morning. The recipe uses natural whole foods and spices you can easily find at your local store.

Noatmeal Detox Recipe Highlights

  • Diets: low carbs, candida diet, paleo, keto, vegan.
  • Benefits: energy, gut health, cleansing, antimicrobial, antifungal, inflammation.
  • Body cleanses: candida and parasite cleanse.

The nutritional profile is exceptional. We gave special considerations to key nutrients that often become lower on low carb diets.

Just to give you a quick example, when you eat one serving of the noatmeal detox recipe, you get:

  • 28 grams protein.
  • 21 grams of fiber.
  • Over 100% of the daily values of: vitamin A, vitamin B1, vitamin C, vitamin E, vitamin K, iron, phosphorus, magnesium, copper, and manganese.

And the net carbs? only 10 grams.
See nutrition facts section for the complete list.

Noatmeal Detox Recipe -Summary Of Evidence

Jump to the Recipe.

Noatmeal Detox Recipe

Since we published the original noatmeal detox recipe, we got hundreds of suggestions and different ways you can make the recipe.

So we looked into all the great feedback we got, and updated the recipe to reflect the most popular options.

There are essentially two ways we like to make this recipe. With or without the veggies. Both are healthy, taste great, and easy to make, just a matter of a personal preference.

We recommend to try the version with the veggies, as we find it an easy and tasty way to get your greens.

See the top tips from our members and faq below the recipe.

Noatmeal Detox Recipe
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Noatmeal Detox Recipe

Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time10 mins
Keyword: Low Carb Oatmeal, Noatmeal Detox Recipe
Servings: 1
Calories: 670kcal
Author: Cleanse Joy

Ingredients

  • 1 oz whole flax seeds
  • 1 oz hemp seeds
  • 1 oz almonds
  • 1 cup pure unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 tbsp coconut butter
  • 1/2 cup water
  • pinch himalayan pink salt
  • pinch ground black pepper optional
  • ¼ tsp ground chipotle powder optional

Veggies (optional)

  • ¼ bunch spinach
  • 1 cup chopped broccoli

Instructions

  • Add 1 oz of flax seeds to 1/2 cup of water. Mix well. Wait for 10 minutes. Mix again.
  • The flax seeds- water will turn into gel consistency. Put in the fridge for a few hours or overnight.
  • Check the flax seeds - water gel. If it is too watery, drain the excess water.
  • Place the flax seeds gel in a blender, with the almonds and almond milk. Blend until desired consistency is reached.
  • Remove from blender, and place in a large saucepan, over medium heat.
  • Add one cup of chopped broccoli and spinach.
  • Cook and stir for 5 minutes. Do not boil.
  • Add a little more almond milk if you find the consistency too thick.
  • While cooking, add himalayan pink salt, black pepper, and chipotle to taste.
  • Remove from heat. Add the hemp seeds, 1 tbsp of coconut butter and mix. 
  • Place in a bowl. Add more himalayan pink salt, black pepper, and chipotle if needed. Your noatmeal detox recipe is ready!
  • For added nutrients, crunchiness and flavor, add 1 oz of your favorite fresh raw nuts or seeds.

Nutrition

Calories: 670kcal

Top Tips From Our Members & FAQ

  • No Veggies – Sweet Version – Most Popular:
    This is by far the most popular option, as the classic breakfast option to replace the traditional oatmeal porridge.
    Instead of the spices in the recipe below, use the following:
    ¼ tsp of vanilla extract, dash of cinnamon and stevia or pure monkfruit. Add salt to taste to balance the flavor. Many people like to also add fresh raw nuts and seeds just before serving.
  • No Veggies – Savory Version – 2nd Most Popular:
    To get a savory flavor, use the salt, pepper, and chipotle powder as shown in the recipe directions. If you don’t have candida concerns, add 1 tablespoon of unfortified nutritional yeast just before serving.
  • Flax seeds, ground vs. whole:
    When you consume whole flax seeds, they pass through the gut intact. In order for the body to better absorb their nutrients, you need to grind them. When you grind flax seeds, the exposure to oxygen overtime can make some nutrients break down and become rancid. For this reason it is ideal to buy whole seeds and grind them just before you make the recipe. As an alternative, if you do buy ground flax seeds, look at the expiration date and make sure they are fresh.
  • Veggies: Should I cook, sauté, steam or eat raw?
    The research suggests that certain nutrients may become more available by cooking. Other nutrients however, may get destroyed by heat.
    The option you choose of course, can also change the way the veggies taste.
    For this reason, we like to use a combination of raw, and lightly cooked veggies together. You can put some in the saucepan as you cook, and leave a few raw and add to the recipe just before serving.

Chocolate lovers: you can add 1 tablespoon of raw organic cacao powder to the sweet version of the recipe. You may also want to see our healthy, low carb chocolate mousse recipe.

The Nutrients In The Noatmeal Detox Recipe

Noatmeal Detox Recipe Nutrition Facts Label

Noatmeal Detox Recipe Benefits

There are many reasons recipes for low carb oatmeal alternatives are so popular. Whether it is the need to reduce carbs, eliminate gluten or other cereal grains, you still want to make sure you get enough nutrients, so you avoid deficiencies.

For this reason, when we developed the noatmeal detox recipe, we focused on both taste and nutrients. The nutritional profile is exceptional. We gave special considerations to key nutrients that often become lower on low carb diets.

Below is a summary of the main benefits, with links to the published studies when applicable.

Low Carbs Doesn’t Mean Low Energy

The recipe specifically includes different nutrients that boost your energy levels. We strategically used fast and slow acting ingredients, so you get both the quick energy boost with the sustained energy that may last for many hours as well.

The coconut butter has unique nutrients the body can quickly digest and utilize, so you feel the energy boost shortly after you eat the notemal. The energy from the nuts and seeds will come hours later.

Fiber & Gut Health

The importance of dietary fiber for overall health is well known, especially to promote intestinal regularity and healthy digestion. The average fiber intake in the US, however, is less than half of the recommended levels [1].

The daily value for fiber is 25 grams per day (based on a 2,000 calorie diet). This recipe provides you with 21 grams of fiber. No fiber supplements, no powders. Just natural whole foods.

The noatmeal detox recipe is high in soluble fiber, which can act as prebiotic, a food source for the healthy bacteria in the gut. This means that it can promote the growth of probiotic and contribute to better gut health [2].

Natural Cleansing & Detoxification

In addition to the soluble fiber, the recipe is also high in insoluble fiber.

Insoluble fiber doesn’t dissolve in water, and can pass through the gut largely intact [3]. This fiber adds bulk to the stool which can help to promote regular healthy bowel movement.

Think about insoluble fiber as rough brooms inside your colon that grabs accumulated waste buildup and toxins on their way out.

Reduce Inflammation

Both omega 6 and omega 3 fatty acids are essential and are needed to support good health. A growing number of evidence, however, suggests that excessive amounts of omega 6 fatty acids in the diet can lead to inflammatory, autoimmune, cardiovascular diseases, and may increase the risk to develop cancer.

According to research, western diets are deficient in omega-3 fatty acids, and have excessive amounts of omega-6 fatty acids. In comparison, human beings evolved on a diet with equal amounts of omega-6 to omega-3 essential fatty acids. In the average western diet, however, the amount of omega-6 is up to 15 times more than the omega-3 [4].

We addressed both concerns in the noatmeal detox recipe:

  1. Omega 3 : 9.4 grams (590% of your daily values).
  2. Omega 6: 13 grams (77% of your daily values).

Noatmeal Detox Recipe Ingredients : Summary Of Evidence

Flax Seeds

Flax Seeds Noatmeal

Flaxseeds make a great source of both soluble and insoluble dietary fiber, and one of the best plant based sources of omega 3 fatty acid [5].

According to research, the oils, fibers and flax lignans in flaxseeds have many potential health benefits and may help to reduce the risk to develop cardiovascular disease, diabetes, cancer, arthritis, osteoporosis, autoimmune and neurological disorders [6].

Why Soaking & Grinding

When you consume whole flax seeds, they pass through the gut intact. So you may not absorb all their useful nutrients. For this reason, a common traditional best practice is to soak the seeds with water and grind them before eating.

Nuts & Almonds

Almonds Noatmeal

Many studies suggest that nuts have nutritional characteristics that can benefit human health and prevent many diseases. When you introduce nuts into your diet on an ongoing basis, you significantly increase in the quality of the diet. Nuts are rich in essential fatty acids, protein, fiber, vitamins, minerals and bioactive compounds with antioxidant potential [7].

Unlike carbs that often cause a quick energy boost followed by a crash when the blood sugars drop, the energy you get from nuts and seeds in more subtle and can last much longer. For this reason, nuts play a key role in many low carb diets, as an alternative source of fuel.

Why Almonds

When we made the recipe, we tested different nuts and seeds. The nuts that our testers liked the most, were the almonds. Second place – pecans, third place – macadamia nuts (for the savory option).

As for the health benefits of almonds, out of the different options of nuts, they are well known for their balanced profile of fatty acids. So if you are looking to control the levels of omega 6 in your diet, but still enjoy the health benefits of nuts, almonds are an excellent choice. Almonds also make a great source of vitamin E. Just 1 oz of almonds provide you with 50% of the daily values.

Coconut Butter

Coconut Noatmeal

Coconut butter is the meat of the coconut after it goes through grinding process that turns the coconut meat into butter consistency. So you get both the coconut oil, and in addition, the other nutrients in the coconut meat.

The reason we included coconut butter as a part of the recipe, has to do with a few unique characteristic of coconut: energy, cleansing, antifungal, anti microbial, and flavor.

Coconut oil is well known for its antimicrobial and antifungal properties, and demonstrated significant antifungal activity against candida yeast and other pathogens [89].

Coconut oil is a rich source of medium-chain triglycerides, commonly known as MCT oils. These oils are different from most oils in the way the body digests them. The body can utilize the MCT oils much quicker to significantly boost the energy levels.

This is a well known use of coconut oil you can see in many low carbs dietary protocols such as keto diet, pre workout supplements, and as a way to improve exercise performance [10].

For this reason, many nutrition experts consider MCT oil as one of the best alternative energy sources to carbs.

Hemp Seeds

Hemp Seeds Noatmeal

The are two reasons we recommend to include hemp seeds as a part of the noatmeal recipe.

The first reason is the nutrients in hemp seeds. The nutritional profile is simply exceptional. Similar to chia seeds, hemp seeds are one of the only plant sources of alpha-linolenic acid omega-3 fatty acid (ALA). Hemp seeds are also very high in easily to digest high quality protein [1112].

Just to give you an idea, when you eat 1 oz of hemp seeds (the amount in this recipe), you get:

  • 9 grams of protein.
  • 3 grams of omega 3.
  • Over 40% of your daily values or iron, magnesium, manganese and phosphorus.
  • Over 25% of your daily values of zinc, and B1.

And the carbs? less than 1 grams of net carbs.

The second reason we like hemp seeds, is their taste and texture. Hemp seeds bring a very mild nutty flavor and a fluffy texture to the recipe.

Broccoli

Broccoli Noatmeal

Broccoli is well known for its  high content of bioactive phytochemicals such as glucosinolates, phenolic compounds, vitamin C, and minerals. Many studies suggest that a diet high in broccoli may help to prevent cardiovascular diseases, different types of cancers and oxidative stress [13].

In addition to its nutrients and health benefits, we like to use broccoli for this recipe as its texture and flavor blend very well with the other ingredients. If you prefer other cruciferous vegetables, you may use them instead or in addition to the brocoli as well. Brussels sprouts also work very well in this recipe.

Common cruciferous vegetables include: cauliflower, cabbage, kale, garden cress, bok choy, broccoli, brussels sprouts.

The health benefits of cruciferous vegetables are well known and supported by many studies. Cruciferous vegetables contain unique nutrients and  phytochemicals that are suggested by the medical community to induce detoxification, stimulate the immune system and prevent oxidative stress [14].

Spinach

Spinach Noatmeal

Spinach makes a great source of vitamins, minerals, phytochemicals and bioactives known to promote health. Due to its exceptional nutritional composition, many researchers consider spinach as a functional food. (Meaning its nutrients go beyond basic nutrition).

According to research, spinach-derived phytochemicals and bioactives are able to prevent oxidative damage, modulate metabolism, inflammation, antioxidant defence, regulate blood sugar and lipids, and may help to curb food intake by inducing secretion of satiety hormones [15].

Liver Cleansing Juice : Evidence Based Recipe For Liver & Gallbladder

Liver cleanse Juice

The liver cleansing juice recipe below is one of the best detox juices for liver and gallbladder health, using the top liver cleansing foods and herbs proven to be both safe and effective.

Use it as a part of your liver cleanse, liver flush, and liver detox plan, or in the morning for an effective, safe, tasty way to support your liver, gallbladder and overall health.

Liver Cleansing Juice Ingredients – Summary Of Evidence.

The recipe is based on ayurveda and chinese medicine principles as well as modern science. All the ingredients have a long history of traditional use, supported by the medical community.
(See the evidence section for more details).

Liver Cleansing Juice Recipe

Since we first published the liver cleansing juice recipe, we have made a few changes based on the suggestions we got from our members.

The latest version of the recipe is below, and it hasn’t changed for the last two years. If you would like to drink this recipe on an ongoing basis, what we normally recommend is to rotate your veggies and fruits. So your body gets a high variety of nutrients. Ideally, from local, organic, fresh produce that is in season.

Got any suggestions? Help us to make this recipe even better, share your insights and comment below.

Liver cleanse Juice
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Liver Cleansing Juice

Prep Time10 mins
Course: Juice
Cuisine: American, Chinese, Indian
Keyword: Liver cleansing juice
Servings: 1
Calories: 290kcal
Author: Cleanse Joy

Ingredients

  • 2 stalks celery
  • 1/2 bunch spinach
  • 2 medium carrots
  • 1 small beet
  • 1 inch ginger root
  • 1 small lemon
  • 1 medium apple
  • 2 ml Livatrex drops Liver cleansing herbs
  • 2 medium cucumbers optional
  • stevia to taste optional
  • cinnamon optional

Instructions

  • Peel the ginger, beetroot and lemon.
  • Run the celery, spinach, carrots, beetroot, cucumbers, lemon, ginger, and apple through a juicer.
  • Mix and taste. You can add a few drops of stevia to add sweetness (optional), or add another apple to the recipe.
  • If you like cinnamon flavor, you may add a dash of cinnamon. This works very well in this juice recipe.
  • Add 2 ml Livatrex
  • Drink immediately. 

Notes

Top options that are as effective:
  • Rotate your greens: replace spinach with kale. 
  • Add the juice of 1/2 grapefruit.

Nutrition

Calories: 290kcal

Liver Cleansing Herbs: Science & Traditional Medicine

Liver Cleanse Herbs: Organic Milk Thistle (seed), Wildcrafted Chanca Piedra (herb), Wildcrafted Borotutu (root bark), Organic Reishi Mushroom, Organic Yellow Dock (root), Organic Dandelion (root), Organic Turmeric (root), Organic Chicory (Root), Organic Peppermint (leaf)

To further support the liver, we recommend to mix 2 ml of Dr. Group’s Livatrex drops.

The formula combines science proven liver cleansing herbs that have been used traditionally for many generation to support liver health.

Both safe and effective, we find it a quick and easy way to naturally support your liver. Just add to this juice or when busy, to your water. Some of the liver cleansing herbs in Livatrex include:

  • Milk thistle (Silybum marianum):
    Known to naturally support the repair and regeneration of the liver.
  • Chanca piedra (Phyllanthus niruri):
    Natural ability to dissolve and soften liver and gallbladder stones.
  • Dandelion (Taraxacum officinale):
    May help protect the liver from toxicity, and enhance the liver’s ability to naturally regenerate.
  • Yellow dock (Rumex patientia):
    Can help protect the liver from oxidative stress.
  • Chicory root (Cichorium intybus):
    May support normal liver function, improve oxidative stress and protect the liver against injury in certain cases.

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To see the complete formula, or learn more about Dr. Edward Group research on cleansing see the livatrex page on Dr. Group’s website.

Additional Liver Cleansing Recipes

For additional recipes, foods and herbs that may help cleansing your liver, see our liver cleanse protocol

The Nutrients In The Liver Cleansing Juice

Many liver cleansing drinks and juices are very effective in helping the liver to detox and cleanse. The other side of the story, however, is the nutrients. You want to also get the nutrients your body needs, and enough energy to support your daily activities.

Even better, you want a juice that can also make you feel happy, energized, all fueled and ready to get the most out of your day!

This is exactly the purpose of this recipe. As you can see below, when you drink the liver cleansing juice, you provide your body a lot of nutrients. In fact, many of our members are so impressed with how this juice makes them feel, they drink it on an ongoing basis.

Liver cleansing juice Nutrition Facts

Liver cleansing juice Ingredients Analysis

Beet

beet Liver cleansing juice

Beetroot is a rich source of a class of antioxidants known as betalains. According to research, beetroot may have a protective effect against oxidative damage to the liver [1].

The health benefits of beetroot don’t stop here. Other studies suggest that beetroot can help to reduce blood pressure, inflammation, and promote healthy circulation and blood flow [2].

Endurance Athletes:  There is a growing number of evidence that beetroot juice may also improve performance. One study that had 9 competitive male cyclists consume beetroot juice, found that the juice enhance their performance [3].

Carrots

carrots Liver cleansing juice

Perhaps one of the most known non-fruit juice that actually taste great on its own, carrot juice offers a strong nutritional profile shown by research to benefit the liver.

According to research, carrots are rich in Retinoic acid that may have a  protective effect on the liver [4]. The data suggests that carrot juice can improve liver functions that may be benefit in cases of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease [5].

Celery

celery Liver cleansing juice

Celery is well known for its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. For this reason and due to its high availability, you can find celery in many body cleanse and detox recipes.

Specifically to the liver, the research data suggests that celery can regulate elevated liver enzymes (aspartate aminotransferase AST, alanine aminotransferase ALT, and alkaline phosphatase ALP) as well as blood lipids [6].

Ginger Root

ginger Liver cleansing juice

Ginger has a long history of use as a natural remedy for digestive issues such as constipation, bloating, indigestion, nausea and vomiting. When you cleanse your liver, you want to make sure your digestion system works well so it can effectively eliminate any toxins released from the liver during the cleanse.

Specifically to liver, the research data suggests that ginger can improve liver enzymes profile and other nonalcoholic fatty liver disease characteristics [7]. 

Lemon

lemon Liver cleansing juice

There are many reasons to include lemon or lime juice in your liver cleansing juice. The first reason, is that lemon juice can enhance the body’s overall ability to detox and cleanse. Naturally, safely and effectively.

As for the liver cleansing benefits of lemon juice, the research suggests that lemon juice can regulate elevated levels of serum ALT and AST liver enzymes as well as triacylglycerol and lipid peroxidation in the liver [8].

Spinach, Kale & Greens

spinach Liver cleansing juice

According to research, the antioxidant activity of spinach may offer an effective way to improve liver function, and even decrease liver damage done by oxidative stress [9].

Kale (and in fact the entire Brassica vegetables) contain unique nutrients and  phytochemicals that are suggested by the medical community to induce detoxification, stimulate the immune system and prevent oxidative stress. [10].

Juicing the brassica vegetables, however, may not taste so good in juices. Think about cabbage, collard greens, broccoli, cauliflower, brussels sprouts, kohlrabi…on a comical side, think about mustard greens… These options may taste much better when you eat them.

Out of the Brassica, kale offers a much better fit for the liver cleansing juice and blends well in this recipe.

If you are not a big fan of spinach or kale, you can use other leafy greens instead. The research data also supports the liver health promoting benefits of leafy greens in general. According to most findings, leafy greens can benefit liver health and modulate fatty acid composition in the liver [11].

Apples & Cloudy Apple Juice

apple juice Liver cleansing juice

Apples are well known for their many health benefits. Overall health, and more specifically, liver and gallbladder health.

The research data suggests that cloudy apple juice (juice with the pulp) can regulate various liver enzymes, and therefore may protect the liver from damage [12].

Is cloudy apple juice better than clear or pure juice?According to research, it is four times better. A pulish study that tested this exact question, found that cloudy apple juice contains four times more the concentration of polyphenols than the clear juice [13].

For this reason, you may want to keep the pulp when you make the apple juice.

More on apple juice and liver cleansing. In his best-selling book, The Amazing
Liver Cleanse, Andreas Moritz recommended to drink apple juice daily during the liver cleanse. According to Andreas:

Malic acid in apple juice does exceptionally well in dissolving
some of the stagnant bile and making the stones softer…The malic acid in the apple juice softens the gallstones and makes their passage through the bile ducts easy.

Fasting Mimicking Diet: Expert Review, Common Mistakes & Guidelines

Fasting Mimicking Diet Review
Heidi Moretti Author circleHeidi Moretti, MS, RD
Certified Clinical Dietitian
Anti-Aging Researcher

Research | Meals | Foods to eat | Benefits | Side effects | My experience | Tips & MistakesAfter the Fast | Cost

I have recently done Dr. Valter Longo’s proLon fasting mimicking diet (FMD), for the second time.

In this review, I will share my personal experience, thoughts, important guidelines and common mistakes I often see, to help you better decide if this diet is for you. I highly recommend that you go over my notes in this guide before you start the ProLon diet.

If are currently doing my longevity protocol for graceful aging:

  • The main difference between my protocol and the proLon fasting mimicking diet is that the diet is a short term 5-day plan. My protocol on the other hand, is intended for long term.
  • I see both as effective tools that can compliment each other and help us all optimize our health and lifespan potential.
  • My longevity protocol can be very helpful to do between your ProLon diet cycles.
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The Fasting Mimicking Diet: What’s The Bottom Line?

The fasting mimicking diet has pros and cons.

Anti-aging Perspective: Safe, Effective, Easy To Do

The diet is clinically shown to mimic two of the most powerful most studied longevity promoting dietary regimens: fasting and calorie restrictions.

Practicing long term fasting and calorie restrictions is extremely difficult.
As a result, most people will never do any of these.

The proLon fasting mimicking diet was invented to solve this exact challenge.

The ProLon diet is very practical and easy to do, allowing you to get the same anti-aging and longevity benefits shown in the clinical studies, without having to actually fast or worry about nutritional deficiencies.

proLon fasting mimicking diet box

What’s Inside?

The proLon Kit comes with five small boxes, one for each day, with everything you need to eat and drink. Meals, drinks, snacks, bars, supplements, everything was already made for you. It’s really that simple.

So if your goal is to promote healthy longevity and anti-aging, the fasting mimicking diet may be a really great fit. 

Healthy Weight Loss & Metabolic Health

Another area I believe the fasting mimicking diet may help, is to promote healthy weight loss and metabolic health.

In the clinical studies, FMD was shown to help individuals with normal BMI to lose an average of 5.7 lbs of fat and 1.2 inches off waist circumference.
Effects persisted after returning to normal diet.

This is actually a huge benefit since high fat accumulation around the waist is a risk factor for heart disease and type 2 diabetes.

I actually noticed it myself (see my full review below). In only 3 days, I lost 5 lbs, which amazingly didn’t come back after resuming my normal diet.

I definitely saw significant stubborn belly fat loss. It was apparent and I am very impressed by this considering that I didn’t have much body fat to begin with.

Fasting Mimicking Diet: Can You Eat & Fast At The Same Time?

ProLon Fasting Mimicking Diet Eat & Fast At The Same Time

Have a look at the image above, as this can give you an idea of the nutrients you will be getting in a typical 5 day ProLon fasting mimicking diet plan.

The inventor and brain behind the FMD is Dr. Valter Longo, director of Longevity Institute at the University of Southern California.

Dr. Longo is one of the world top anti-aging experts. Myself just like many of my coworkers have been following his work for years.

The idea is simple. For five days you eat and drink scientifically researched meals and drinks in precise quantities. These nourish you, but are not recognized as food by your body, therefore mimic a fasting state.

The calories are still very low, so you basically get the benefits of fasting and calorie restriction while still eating a balanced meal plan. As a part of the ProLon diet plan, supplements are also included.

Can You Eat & Fast At The Same Time? How is it Even Possible?

Dr. Longo work has shown that when we consume certain foods and natural ingredients, our body still acts as it didn’t get food. As a result, the body activates the same longevity genes that are triggered during prolonged fasting.

These are exactly the ingredients you will find in the Prolon fasting mimicking diet.

That, in my opinion, is what makes the diet so promising.

I know most of my clients will never agree to do prolong fasting.
But what about trying
the 5-day ProLon plan? Eating mediterranean style soups, crackers, olives and chocolate-nut bars for a few days to reboot their system and rejuvenate? Completely different story.

Fasting Mimicking Diet Benefits

Fasting Mimicking Diet Benefits

The ProLon Fasting Mimicking Diet
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The ProLon Fasting Mimicking Diet has gone through clinical trials and been patented for its healthy aging effects.

The results have been published in top medical journals (Cell, Science Translational Medicine, JAMA, etc.) According to the studies, three cycles of the 5-day FMD plan have been shown to:

  • Reduce visceral fat, but at the same time, maintaining lean body mass
  • Initiate autophagy and cellular clean up
  • Decrease IGF-1, which has been linked to aging and disease
  • Help maintain metabolic health

Pretty impressive considering that you only have to do the diet five days per month for three months. I personally noticed the reduced belly fat after only three days. See my complete review and results below.

So, if you wonder how often can you do the fast mimicking diet, ideally, you should stick with what was done in the study. Five Days per month, for three months.

What Do You Eat on ProLon Diet?

What Do You Eat on ProLon Diet

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The above pic shows a typical day of eating on the ProLon fasting mimicking diet. FMD is based on a combination of mediterranean style plant-based soups, crackers, olives, drinks and teas.

  • Soup blends: Minestrone soup, mushroom soup,  minestrone quinoa soup, tomato soup, vegetable soup, butternut squash – quinoa soup, white bean – spinach soup, and butternut soup squash soup.
  • Bars: chocolate crisp bar, nut-based bar
  • Olives: flavored with and without garlic
  • Kale Crackers: with flax seeds,  sunflowers seeds, sesame seeds, hemp seeds, and pumpkin seeds.
  • Energy drinks:  also called L-drink, caffeine free, orange and berry flavors
  • Herbal teas: hibiscus tea, spearmint tea, spearmint-lemon tea
  • Supplements: multi vitamin & mineral, omega 3 DHA from algal oil.

When ordering, remember to choose the options you prefer the most under flavor. (Original and Soup Variety 2).

ProLon Diet 5-Day Meal Plan

ProLon Diet 5-Day Meal Plan
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ProLon Fasting Mimicking Diet: Taste & Feel

ProLon Fasting Mimicking Diet Taste

People usually find the taste of the meals to be pleasant. I personally enjoyed the meals and drinks and liked how they made me feel.

With that said, I did feel like I wouldn’t mind to have some extra protein with the meals. Nothing major, and to be expected. This is one of the core ideas behind the diet. To promote autophagy, the diet per design has to be low in protein.[5] Animal proteins can stimulate an increase in IGF-1, so this is why they are eliminated during the 5 day period.

My Fasting Mimicking Diet Review

My Fasting Mimicking Diet Review

I have done the fasting mimicking diet twice, about 6 months apart.
I decided to stop after day 3 both times because I didn’t want to lose more weight. My weight is at baseline is pretty low.

Overall, I was surprisingly not that hungry until day 3. It actually felt good to have a less full stomach. My meals tasted good, and I was happy and satisfied. Like I mentioned earlier, I felt I could have more protein, though.

How much weight can you lose on the fasting mimicking diet?

In only 3 days, I lost 5 lbs each time, which amazingly didn’t come back after resuming my normal diet. I definitely saw significant stubborn belly fat loss. It was apparent and I am very impressed by this considering that I didn’t have much body fat to begin with.

Energy, brain function & mood

Overall, I felt fair energy and was able to do yoga.  I didn’t feel up to heavy exertion.

My brain function and focus were actually great. I was focused on what to eat and not on other things in my life. It’s a relaxed state of mind I really like. This by itself, is one reason I want to do the ProLon diet again.

By the second day, I felt a little bit of a lull in brain function.  I struggled to find the energy for work a bit. Nothing major, though. I was still able to function well. My mood was fairly good, although on day 3 I had a mild headache which did affect my mood a bit.

Fasting Mimicking Diet: Cost

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The ProLon Fasting Mimicking Diet
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The fasting mimicking diet cost is around $250, or less if you order 3 boxes (see ProLon website for all pricing options).

This includes all the foods, drinks and supplements you need for the five days fasting, minus the water.

As a reference, the average American spends around $150 on food per week. One in 10 Americans say they spend $300 or more per week.[6].

And that doesn’t include weight loss or anti-aging shakes, supplements or other specialty foods. So, not that far.

Keep in mind, anti-aging and weight loss is a billion dollar industry. This is a drop in the bucket compared to most fad diets, risky weight loss pills, or anti-aging products that have no science behind them. The ProLon fast mimicking diet plan has research on its effectiveness and safety, with an army of medical doctors who back it up and recommend it to their patients.

You can read the reviews on ProLon website.

FMD: Common Mistakes to Avoid & Tips

In the section below, I will try to address some of the top questions and mistakes I see people make.

During the fast

You will want to drink water or the FMD teas and skip caffeine and coffee if you can. One cup of black coffee is fine and may even help to promote autophagy further according to some evidence.[7

You can add in a bit of extra spices and herbs, but no more than a teaspoon total of salt, herbs, and spices. Try not to add salt if possible, as you don’t want to get your taste buds get used to salty foods. This can create a problem after the fast.

In general, since ProLon fast mimicking diet has been studied on humans, it is probably best to stick to the plan as closely as possible.

What to Eat After the Fasting Mimicking Diet

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A common mistake I often see people make after a fast, is to eat a lot of calories, thinking that the body may need the extra foods to rebuild. This however, has proven to backfire. In fact, it is very important to gradually return to normal eating, starting with light meals. This can help your body to digest your foods, save you a lot of problems and can further augment your results after the five days of eating the ProLon diet.

Probiotics & Enzymes: Many people can benefit from taking digestive enzymes and probiotics with their meals a few weeks after the fast, to help the body digesting solid meals again.
Dr. Group Veganzyme and Floratrex are excellent choices.

Eat Clean: I can’t stress this enough:

A lot of the benefits of fasting happen after the fast when you start to refeed. Think about the new fresh cells and stem cells in your body ready to grow and thrive with the foods you eat. It is a window of opportunity to eat clean and healthy, to provide your body the best possible nourishment.

As I mentioned earlier, my longevity protocol can be very helpful to do between your ProLon diet cycles.

Tips:

  • Gradually introduce foods back, keep it light and mainly plant-based
  • Focus on healthy whole foods
  • Avoid processed foods and drinks
  • Keep sugars low
  • Limit meat, fish, dairy, and other animal products
  • Eat healthy amounts of good fats such as olive oil, nuts, and avocados
  • Eat colorful fruits and vegetables. These are packed with antioxidants and phytonutrients shown to promote good health and longevity.

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Suggested options for healthy longevity promoting foods you can eat after the fasting mimicking diet
Cook Time25 mins
Course: Fasting Mimicking Diet
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Keyword: Fasting Mimicking Diet
Servings: 1
Author: Heidi Moretti, MS, RD

Ingredients

Eat the Rainbow: White

  • Leeks
  • Garlic
  • Onion
  • Cauliflower
  • Mushrooms

Eat the Rainbow: Red

  • Beets
  • Red Peppers
  • Organic Strawberries
  • Cranberries

Eat the Rainbow: Yellow & Orange

  • Butternut Squash
  • Carrots
  • Yellow Peppers
  • Pumpkin
  • Lemons
  • Sweet Potatoes

Eat the Rainbow: Green

  • Broccoli
  • Kale
  • Bok Choy
  • Cabbage
  • Brussel Sprouts
  • Cucumbers
  • Celery
  • Green Peppers
  • Zucchini
  • Avocado
  • Olives
  • Lime

Eat the Rainbow: Blue & Purple

  • Purple Cabbage
  • Eggplant
  • Organic Blueberries
  • Blackberries

Healthy Fats: Eat in Moderation

  • Olive oil
  • Macadamia nuts
  • Cashews
  • Pumpkin seeds
  • Almonds
  • Pecans
  • Walnuts

Healthy Complex Carbs: Eat in Moderation

  • Legumes
  • Quinoa
  • Steel cut oats
  • Brown rice

Seafood: Eat in Moderation, 2-3 times a week

  • Wild Caught Salmon
  • Sardines
  • Cod

Fresh Herbs & Spices

  • Basil
  • Fenugreek
  • Thyme
  • Sea Salt
  • Bay leaves
  • Saffron
  • Turmeric
  • Paprika
  • Black pepper
  • Cayenne
  • Ginger
  • Raw Unpasteurized Apple Cider Vinegar

Instructions

  • Choose the foods you enjoy the most from each group to support healthy longevity between ProLon fasting mimicking diet cycles.
  • If you follow low carb, you don't have to choose from the complex carbs group, and replace with more good fats

Fasting Mimicking Diet Side Effects

I find that the side effects on the proLon diet depends on your starting point. In other word, what was your diet before. The cleaner and healthier, the better.

ProLon diet is actually well tolerated by most people. Common complaints reported in the clinical trial were fatigue, headache, and difficulty with concentration. With that said, these were mild and most people could continue with the diet.

In my case, by day three, I certainly had a headache. Nothing major, though. Keep in mind, this may be a sign that your body is eliminating toxic compounds. People usually find that the headache is temporary and goes away by day four.

Who Shouldn’t Do The Fast Mimicking Diet

The fasting mimicking diet is gluten free and lactose free.
With that said, it does have a few ingredients that some people may prefer not to consume:

  • Nuts & Soy Intolerance. The bars contain nuts, and there are small amounts of soy. So people with allergies or sensitivities to tree nuts or soy should probably not do the diet.
  • Vegans: FMD is plant based. But, the bars have honey, and the supplements capsules are made from gelatin.

Also, FMD is probably not for you if:

  • You are at a low body weight: considering that you are likely to lose more weight during the diet.
  • You have a medical condition or take medication: your body behaves differently during the fast, which can affect your condition or the way the medication works. Always speak with your doctor before you start the ProLon diet.
  • Pregnant & breastfeeding are times where you need to nourish your body, not fast.

My Final Thoughts

As you can see, the fasting mimicking diet has pros and cons and it is not for everyone.

I find the research and science behind it encouraging. I think the ProLon fast mimicking diet may be a really good options if your goals are:

Anti-aging & longevity: FMD offers some of the most powerful anti-aging and longevity benefits without you having to actually do a long term fast or calorie restriction.

Healthy weight & metabolic balance: In addition to the initial weight loss, FMD can help regulate some of the key factors that influence your metabolic health.

Caloric Restriction & Fasting: Mother’s Nature Anti-aging Clinic

Caloric Restriction & Fasting: Mother's Nature Anti-aging Clinic

A quick summary of the science behind the fasting mimicking diet.

In my longevity protocol for graceful aging, we looked into the benefits and pitfalls of two of the most powerful, most studied anti-aging dietary regimens: fasting and calorie restriction.

The research data on both sounds almost too good to be true.

  • Extend Lifespan. Multiple studies have shown that a 20 – 50% reduction in caloric intake was able to extend lifespan by up to 50%.[1].
  • Activate Autophagy. As if that’s not impressive enough, prolonged fasting was shown to activate potent longevity pathways including autophagy.
    Autophagy is the process where the body recycles damaged and dysfunctional cells, in order to regenerate newer, healthier cells.[2].
  • Produce Stem cells. As a part of the response to fasting, the body also produces stem-cell to promote stress resistance, self-renewal and regeneration. Stem cells have the ability to develop into many different cell types. The body can use them as a renewable source of replacement cells and tissues.[3,4

Fasting Mimicking Diet: Solving the Pitfalls of Fasting & Calorie Restriction

If you have ever tried to fast for a few days or cut 30% of your caloric intake, I am sure you noticed that this can be extremely difficult.

In fact, most people will not do it. Even me, as an anti-aging researcher that is determined to extend my life as much as possible, find it very hard.

So despite all this exciting data and research about the benefits, the bottom line for most people: fasting and calorie restriction are just not realistic.

There’s more here than just willpower.

We are not lab rats. There’s much more in our lives than running on a treadmill in a lab. With less calories or food, our brain eventually goes into “preservation” survival mode. When this happens, you may lack the needed motivation to thrive and reach your full potential. You may live longer, but, I doubt many people will find that type of life appealing.

Even if you can function, you really need to know what you are doing. Long term fasting or calorie restrictions can lead to serious nutritional deficiencies.

This in a nutshell, is what the fasting mimicking diet is trying to solve.

Social Media Cleanse: Why You Should Take a Break From Social Media

Social Media Cleanse
Casey authorCasey Rollins
Health & Wellness Author
Master of Education (M.Ed.)

What is it?Self Test  | The Plan |  Benefits

How often do you find yourself opening up your favorite app on your phone and looking up a half hour or even hours later to discover you’ve gotten nothing productive done? Sounds too familiar? perhaps it’s time for a social media cleanse.

Social Media Cleanse

It’s all too easy to get lost down the rabbit hole of Twitter, YouTube, Facebook, or any other app you can’t seem to stay off of.

Luckily, there’s research out on how to retrain your mind and take back your power when it comes to technology addiction.

A Social cleanse doesn’t have to be a complete digital detox that eliminates every modern technology. Its an effort to reset and restore more balance in a digitally driven world.

The purpose of the social media cleanse exercise is to be conscientious of how we use social media and how much time we spend online.

Time is the most precious thing we have, and so the that time we spend online come instead of others activities we may not have a second chance to do.

With social media cleanse, you usually delete all forms of social media on your smartphone, and perform other activities that help you control the urge of logging in on your laptop, tablet, or home computer.

Do I need A Social Media Cleanse? Take The Test & Find Out

Why You Should Take a Hiatus From Social Media

Time to be honest. Do you really need a social media cleanse?

The ten questions below are not meant to judge or to conclude.

Instead, they may help you observe the role social media plays in your life.
So, for each question, try to be mindful of which feelings or sensations in your body are triggered. Do you feel love and happy, or, do you feel perhaps pressure and stress?

  1. How many hours a day you spend on social media? Do you think you can better use this time to improve the quality of your life?
  2. Are you looking at your phone in the bed, instead of conversing with your significant other?
  3. Have you ever felt stressed after reading social media content?
  4. Out of all your social media connections, how many of them do you actually know on a personal level?
  5. Have you paid less time to your children because you were uploading pictures of them?
  6. Do you often communicate with your friends or colleagues via social media, instead of just calling them? And if so, is it always the best way to discuss?
  7. Are you late on deadlines at work and work just keeps piling up because you can’t pull yourself away from your phone?
  8. Do you compare yourself or your life to others based on their social activities or social profile?
  9. Are there times where you feel depressed or lonely after spending time in social media?
  10. Do you feel like social media is having an overall negative effect on your life?

If you answer Yes to any of these questions, perhaps it’s time to look into a social media cleanse, and take your power back! and without being tied to your phone all day.

Take time to discover your true interests, explore a new hobby, go on a one day body cleanse, or call up your mom with your newfound free time. There is so much of the world to explore and if you allow yourself to free that time, your creativity will grow so much larger.

Time to take a deeper dive into the ways social media affect our lives.

Feeling Lonely? Social Media Can Make It Worse

Social Media Cleanse Feeling Lonely

Modern life is making us feel lonely. In fact, the research suggests this may be the next big public health issue. According to the data, loneliness increases mortality risk by more than a quarter!

It’s been proven that those who use their phones more are more likely to present feelings of anxiety, depression, isolation, and loneliness. If an individual is using social media as their primary form of community and connection, those feelings are going to dissipate when logging off of the app. The itch to return and scroll to see what you have missed is an addiction for fearing that you will miss out on something vital.

The bottom line: you may have hundreds or thousands of online friends, they can’t replace real friends and social interactions. As a society, we are at a tipping point where we start to feel the effects of being more isolated from our close family members and friends and having more superficial relationships with our increasing reliance on social technology.

Compare is Despair

Social Media Cleanse Compare

I can’t believe how many people determine their self worth through their popularity online. Even worse, is when we start to compare ourselves to others.

It is human nature to compare oneself to others. But, when we do so using social media, we need to remember that most people aren’t posting their most intimate struggles or true selves to say the least.

Some of the problems with social media stem from feeling like we have to prove to others how interesting and luxurious our own lives are. This is only heightened by Instagram models posts, advertisements, and celebrities showcasing their travels. We don’t live in a picture perfect world, and there’s no sense in pretending that we do, by only posting the “pretty” stuff.

Seek For Approval

Social Media Cleanse like

Posting a great picture of you hiking so you can share these beautiful happy moments with your family and friends is an example of a great use of social media. But do you find yourself later constantly checking the comments you get? And how often some of these comments affect the way you feel?

As nice as it feels when you receive a comment on a post you have written or a picture you have posted, that warm feeling is fleeting, and usually doesn’t offer a long-term effect. Even more, social media is well known for its negative comments that can have a big impact on how we feel.  Another reason to consider a social cleanse.

Social Media Isn’t All Bad

Social Media benefits

Social media is associated with a lot of negative implications. Just think about the amount of time that could certainly be utilized in living a healthier lifestyle.

With that said, how you use social media matters, as there are also benefits with proper use. Social media platforms can act as a pillar for education, research, job search, and networking.

It’s an opportunity to connect and develop genuine connection with people all around the globe. Expand your horizon, learn about a wide variety of opinions. For introverts, social media allows users to develop friendships that may not have been possible without it.

Benefits of a Social Media Cleanse

Social Media cleanse nature

The most common thing many people who start a social media cleanse mention, is that they actually have much more free time.

Getting out into nature is a great way to kick start a social media hiatus. It will allow you to reset and refocus on the guiding principles in your life that are the most important.

The time we spend in nature is well known to benefit both our physical and mental health. Learning again how beautiful and rewarding these simple things can be. It’s like opening a magic door to a world we have forgotten all about, the real world.

Some of the other main benefits of social media cleanse may include:

  • Better overall mental health (lessened anxiety and comparison)
  • Better sleeping patterns
  • Improved posture
  • More face-to-face social interactions
  • Less eye strain
  • Help curb your FOMO (fear of missing out)
  • Help jog your memory of all the other stuff you enjoy
  • Lessen your dependency on the gratification you seek from others.

And above all: reconnect with yourself, with your (real) friends, family and with your (real) surroundings. 

How do I wean myself off social media?

How do I wean myself off social media

Prepare yourself for success: Before you start with the social media cleanse:

1. Spread the word

Make your friends and family members aware of your social cleanse plan. So you won’t cause alarm by disappearing all of a sudden. This will also not give you an excuse just to check if “everybody is ok”.  If needed, unfollow and unfriend users who annoy you.

2. Turn off all notifications

That means quieting the noise on the Instagram likes, Facebook comments, retweets on Twitter, and so on and so forth. Without the constant push notifications, your mind will have more space for the things that really matter in your day. You can always select a time where you will check each app, but this keeps the constant “open me now” notifications from coming straight to your lock screen and disrupting your current present thoughts and actions.

3. Check you screen time

With our phones now calculating our screen time, it’s easy to take a look at what applications we are spending the most time on. The iPhone goes as far as encouraging scheduling downtime away from your phone and setting app limits to help tame the addiction of utilizing certain apps.

Utilize the screen time functions on your smartphone in order to breakdown different app usage, how often you’ve gone to unlock your phone, and how many notifications you have received at different time intervals, to decipher where you may need to work harder to wean yourself away.

4. Switch to a simple mobile display

This is a great suggestion to prioritize and turn your smartphone back into a useful resource. Simply put the apps you find helpful (not social media apps) first. For example: navigation, maps, calendar, camera, weather, email, notes, etc. For everything else, including games and social media apps, banish these to the last page on your phone.

If you want to use these, your mind is going to have to work to find them! Another suggestion is to turn your phone into gray scale coloration, therefore your mind isn’t reinforced with bright and shiny, colorful apps.

The Social Media Cleanse Plan

Suggest timeframe: 2 weeks
(reason: that’s the minimum time it usually takes to change bad habits)

  1. Just woke up? do not look at your phone/email.  Start your day with expressing gratitude. Towards the people in your life, towards your family, your achievements, etc. A few minutes of meditation, light yoga or just a walk in the park would do,
  2. Prepare a list of tasks you would like to achieve for the upcoming week. Ideally these should reflect your entire life, work and personal, duty and also fun. Perhaps it’s also time to try something new you have never done before. Volunteering, check out that new yoga place around the corner, adopt a dog, or start out a cleanse.
  3. Cut the time spent on your smartphone. Ask yourself before you reach out and grab your phone/laptop – do I really need to do it right now?
  4. Journal about how you feel overall during this time. If you feel that social media may affect your mental health, writing your thoughts may give you the ability to understand your mindset through the process.
  5. Pretty day outside? Perhaps a great opportunity to enjoy nature, read a book in the park, or just have a great workout.

You control your tech usage. Don’t let it control you.

Social Media cleanse happy

REMEMBER social media is not reality!  There’s no need to give up technology altogether or never use social media. The purpose of the social media cleanse exercise is to be conscientious of how we use social media and how much time we spend online.

Time is the most precious thing we have, and so the that time we spend online come instead of others activities we may always have a second chance to do.

Detox Recipes : Evidence Based Happy, Healthy & Yummy Cleanse

Detox Vegan Recipes

Who said detox recipes have to be boring? We designed all our recipes to bring a healthy exciting culinary experience with potent and safe natural body cleansing and detoxification properties.

All our detox and cleansing recipes are: healthy, vegan, vegetarian, paleo friendly, and gluten free. They are all based on whole natural foods you can easily get at your local store. Many of our low carb recipes are also perfect for the vegan keto diet.

We also took the time to explain the reasons we use each ingredient to help you experiment and create your own versions.

Try our detox recipes, share with the world, and enjoy a happy, healthy, tasty and super nutritious cleansing! If you have any suggestions and want to share your own versions, please comment below.

List Of Detox Recipes

Detox Juice Recipes

3 Day Juice Cleanse : Detox, Nourish, Rebuild

3 Day Juice Cleanse

The 3 day juice cleanse is designed to detox, cleanse, and eliminate toxins as well as nourishing your body with nutrients that can help the body to repair and regenerate. The 3 day juice cleanse also makes an excellent healthy option to jumpstart your weight loss plan. Learn more.

Kidney Cleanse Juice

Kidney Cleanse Juice Recipe

This kidney cleanse juice recipe is one of the best home remedies to flush and detox your kidneys, using natural whole kidney cleansing foods.

Use it as a part of your kidney detox plan, or in the morning for an effective, safe, tasty way to support your kidneys and overall health. Learn more.

Lemon – Ginger – Apple Colon Cleanse Detox Shots

Lemon - Ginger - Apple Colon Cleanse Detox Shots

If you like the taste of ginger, you will love the ginger shots and detox juice recipes. Not a big fan of the strong ginger flavor? we also included yummy variations that balance the strong ginger flavor for those of you who may prefer a more mild ginger flavor.

The directions for all the ginger recipes are the same: drink first thing in the morning on an empty stomach. Wait for at least 30 minutes before you eat or drink anything else. Learn more.

Ginger – Orange – Carrot Colon Cleanse Detox Juice

Ginger – Carrot Colon Cleanse Detox Juice

The famous ginger carrot colon cleanse detox juice is a great example of an easy to make recipe at home that can help your body to detox and cleanse the bowels. The addition of carrot and orange juice compliment the ginger taste and create an exciting experience of mild sweetness with a kick, a flavor that even spoiled kids love! Learn more.

Liver Cleanse Juice

Liver Cleansing Juice

The liver cleansing juice recipe is one of the best detox juices for liver and gallbladder health, using the top liver cleansing foods and herbs proven to be both safe and effective.

The nutritional profile of this juice is exceptional. This goes above the liver cleanse protocol. You can actually feel the difference. For this reason, many of our members who were so impressed with how this juice made them feel, decided to drink it on an ongoing basis. Learn more.

Detox Water Recipes

Overnight Colon Cleanse Drink

Overnight Colon Cleanse detox water recipe

Natural, safe, fast, instant homemade colon detox benefits while you sleep.
The overnight colon cleanse detox water recipe is one of the most effective natural remedies to quickly and safely cleanse accumulated waste buildup from the colon.

Discover how to use natural colon cleanse ingredients such as lemon juice, raw apple cider vinegar and oxygen colon cleanse for an effective and safe cleansing at home. Learn more.

Liver Cleanse Drink

Liver Cleanse Drink

The first step to detox your liver is to make the the liver cleanse drink. Healthy, easy to make, effective, and safe, it is one of the best liver detox home remedies you can do to naturally cleanse, flush and detox your liver.

According to the evidence, the ingredients in this recipe may also help the body to repair and regenerate the liver, as well as to dissolve and soften liver and gallbladder stones (gallstones). Learn more.

Aloe Vera – Lemon Juice Colon Cleanse Drink

Aloe Vera - Lemon Juice Colon Cleanse Drink

This recipe offers a safe, gentle and effective way to cleanse your bowels at home. Drink it first thing in the morning on an empty stomach and 30 minutes before you meals for 1-2 weeks. Most people feel a noticeable difference after the first week. Learn more.

Kidney Cleanse Drink

Kidney Cleanse Drink

The first step of the kidney cleanse, is the kidney cleanse drink. Healthy, easy to make, effective, and safe, it is one of the best home remedies you can make to naturally detox and flush your kidneys. Learn more.

Parasite Cleanse Drink

Apple Cider Vinegar Parasite Cleanse Drink

Since we published the apple cider vinegar parasite cleanse drink recipe several years ago, it has become one of our most popular home remedies. Many of our members like to drink it as a part of their parasite cleanse and also by itself. Learn more.

Detox Smoothies Recipes

The Green Smoothie Detox Cleanse : Breakfast Of Champions

Green Smoothie Detox Cleanse Recipe

The green smoothie detox cleanse breakfast recipe is a delicious healthy drink designed to refuel and boost your energy in the morning, with easy to digest nutrients your body can easily assimilate and utilize. Learn more.

Kidney Cleanse Smoothie

Kidney Cleanse Smoothie

The purpose of the kidney cleanse smoothie is to continue and detox your kidneys, while also provide fluids, electrolytes, minerals and essential nutrients to your body. The consistency of this smoothie is much thicker than most kidney cleanse juices, which many people enjoy. Especially considering the high amount of liquids you already had from the kidney cleanse drink and juice.
Learn more.

Lung Detox Smoothie

lung detox smoothie recipe

Another potent lung cleansing drink we recommended to include in the lung cleanse with potent lung cleansing nutrients such as pineapple bromelain, anthocyanins berries, and apples quercetin. The smoothie also provides you with around 50% of the recommended dietary allowance (RDA).
Learn more.

Heavy Metal Detox Smoothie

heavy metal detox Smoothie

Heidi Moretti, MS, RD, clinical registered dietitian and detoxification expert, shares her favorite heavy metal detox smoothie recipe, using a combination of foods and herbs known for their heavy metal detox abilities, such as moringa, chlorella, cilantro, probiotic foods, and selenium-rich foods.
Learn more.

Meal Replacement Smoothies

Meal replacement smoothies

In this guide, you will find everything you need to know about smoothies, from green smoothies, raw cacao, “happy” smoothies, coffee, weight loss, to superfood smoothies. We also discuss the the benefits and common side effects to avoid.
Learn more.

Detox Salad Recipes

The Colon Cleanse Detox Salad Your Gut Would Love

detox salad recipe

The detox salad recipe was developed after many years of research, testing and collaboration with our partners. It is a complete colon cleanse meal you can easily make at home, using natural healthy whole foods.

Main Benefits: Natural Colon Cleansing, Detoxification, Gut Health & Flavor.
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Parasite Cleanse Salad Dressing

Apple Cider Vinegar Parasite Cleanse Salad Dressing

The apple cider vinegar parasite cleanse salad dressing is probably one of the best home remedies for parasites you can make, that also tastes really good. Most of our members like to use it as is, or add their favorite herbs such as parsley, basil, oregano and others. Learn more.

Detox Meals Recipes

Detox Meals Recipes For Breakfast

Noatmeal Detox Recipe – Low Carb Oatmeal Alternative

Noatmeal Detox Recipe – Low Carb Oatmeal Alternative

The noatmeal (low carb oatmeal alternative) recipe offers a great healthy way to start your morning. The recipe uses natural whole foods and spices you can easily find at your local store.
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The recipe makes an ideal breakfast especially for:

  • Diets: low carbs, candida diet, paleo, keto, vegan.
  • Benefits: energy, gut health, cleansing, antimicrobial, antifungal, inflammation.
  • Body cleanses: candida and parasite cleanse.

Cauliflower Rice Detox Meal Recipe

Cauliflower Rice Cleanse Meal Recipe

When you make the cauliflower rice detox meal recipe, you get the best of both worlds: healthy cleansing and detox benefits with amazing flavor. We didn’t stop here.

Effective cleansing is more than just helping your body to get rid of toxins. You also want to provide your body with the needed nutrients to get healthier. With this detox recipe, you also get a superior nutritional profile.
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The Healthy Detox Guacamole Recipe

Detox Guacamole Recipe

This detox recipe is a true staple in any cleansing plan! Delicious, super nutritious, supports weight loss, promotes healthy digestion and cleansing, protects the heart and above all, it makes you feel full, satisfied, happy and energized. And it only takes 5 minutes to make. Learn more.

Detox Recipes Tea

Best detox tea recipes

best teas for detoxing

A list our most popular detox teas recipes as voted by our members, along with the top tips and suggestions for a safe and effective cleanse.
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Colon Cleanse Detox Tea : The Thousand Years Old Homemade Recipe

Colon Cleanse Detox Tea : The Thousand Years Old Homemade Recipe

This easy to make colon cleanse tea recipe has only three ingredients: lemon, ginger and raw honey. Simple, yet effective, it comes with an impressive long history of traditional use.

Drink it to promote your body’s natural ability to cleanse and detox. Especially during these times when you want to drink something hot that is calm and soothing. Learn more.

kidney Cleanse Tea

Kidney Cleanse Tea

The kidney cleanse tea is optional in the protocol, with most people prefer to drink the kidney cleanse tea during the winter, when there is a need to drink something hot.

The homemade kidney cleanse tea recipe uses kidney cleansing herbs and foods such as dandelion, turmeric, lemon, and black pepper, all known to enhance the kidneys ability to naturally cleanse, detox and flush unwanted substances. Learn more.

Liver Detox Tea

Liver Detox Tea

As a part of our liver cleanse protocol, we spent a lot of time researching for the best liver detox tea remedies and recipes. We looked into historical traditional use, modern research data, reviews, benefits and side effects.

The liver detox tea evidence based recipe offers a great natural way to support your liver and gallbladder health. We focused on safe and effective ingredients you can easily find at your local store. Learn more.

Lung Cleansing Detox Tea

Lung Cleanse Tea

The Lung cleansing tea recipe is designed to support normal lung and respiratory system function, using natural lung cleansing foods and herbs you can easily find at your local store.

Use it as a part of your lung cleanse, or as a natural alternative that may help to relieve congestion, alleviate allergies, and ease airway inflammation.
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Weight Loss Detox Tea Recipe

Best Tea Detoxes For Weight Loss

The ingredients in the detox tea work together to boost metabolism, promote weight loss, increase energy, supress hunger, improve digestion as well as to detox and cleanse the body.

Ingredients: green tea, ginger root, lemon, goji berries, cayenne pepper, stevia, vanilla extract, coconut oil, anti stress herbs, turmeric powder, black pepper.
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Candida Cleanse Energy Tea

Candida Cleanse Tea Detox Recipe

The candida tea recipe is a great natural home remedy to safely cleanse and detox candida yeast from your body. The recipe uses natural antifungal foods and herbs for candida you can easily find at your local store.

In addition to its antifungal properties, the tea may also give you jittery free energy to support your daily activities.
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Desserts Detox Recipes

Low Carb Chocolate Mousse Detox Recipe

Low Carb Chocolate Mousse Detox Recipe

Healthy, low carb chocolate mousse recipe you can make at home to boost the energy during low carb diets, reduce inflammation, and promote gut health and natural cleansing.

The nutritional profile is exceptional. One serving provides you with 24 grams of protein, 8 grams of omega 3, over 70% of your daily values of vitamin E and fiber, along with antioxidants, minerals and vitamins.
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This recipe makes an ideal breakfast or dessert for:

  • Diets: low carbs, candida diet, paleo, keto, vegan.
  • Body cleanses: candida and parasite cleanse.
  • Benefits: energy, gut health, cleansing, antimicrobial, antifungal, inflammation.

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Celery Juice Detox Symptoms: Surprising Side Effects You Should Know

Celery Juice Detox Symptoms
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Overview | Side effects | How to prevent | Detox diet | Constipation | BenefitsReferences

Did you drink celery juice on an empty stomach and think you have celery juice detox symptoms?

Many people are surprised to learn that this trendy cleanse causes a detox reaction. After all, it’s just…celery juice. Healthy, nutritious, with many benefits. What could possibly go wrong? Even more, out of all these testimonials and celebrities, why nobody is talking about all these side effects?

Celery Juice Detox, Is There Anything Wrong With My Body?

No, it’s completely not your fault. It’s just another example of health fads that gain popularity over the internet and spread like wildfire.

The medical medium celery juice book by Anthony William made the celery juice cleanse become viral. Suddenly, everybody was talking about this miracle juice that heals just about everything. But, just like so many things in life, there is another less glamorous side of the story.

So, while celery juice has its benefits, there are also the side effects. The good news, you can prevent the celery juice detox symptoms with a few basic steps which will cover in the review.

Also, it’s time to demystify the detox reaction.

Detox symptoms are not necessary when you detox or cleanse. In fact, they are not signs that whatever you do is working. Simply put, your body releases too much toxins at a pace it can’t safely handle. So, you may feel sick.

The other option, is that you can be sensitive to the ingredients. In our case, the celery. In any case, your goal with any cleanse or juice should be to improve the way you feel, not to make you feel worse.

Common Celery Juice Detox Symptoms May Include

  • Skin rash, acne
  • Dizziness
  • Nausea
  • Digestive issues, in particular: gas, diarrhea, and bloating
  • Fatigue
  • Feeling tired
  • Headache
  • Flu-like symptoms

Drinking Celery Juice Is Not The Same As Eating Celery

Drinking Celery Juice cleanse Is Not The Same As Eating Celery

With the celery juice challenge, you drink 16 ounces of celery juice on an empty stomach every morning for a week. To make that much juice, you usually need one large bunch celery. In other words, about 1 pound, 8 or 9 medium ribbed celery stalks.

Drinking celery juice is very different from eating celery. There’s a lot of medicinal properties in a quick acting juice form. In fact, this is where the food can very well act as a powerful medicine. After all, not a lot of people can eat 1 pound of celery every day.

What Does the Celery Juice Cleanse Do?

When you make the celery juice, you remove the fiber. So, you end up with a liquid that contains most of the vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients. Since the fiber slows down the digestion and the release of nutrients in the body, your body can absorb the nutrients from the juice much quicker.

Now, the question is whether your body needs that much “medicine” so quickly. Some of these medicinal properties can nourish the body. Others, may kill bacteria, parasites, or release toxins. In other words, “cleanse”.
Similarly to other juices such as wheatgrass, this cleansing effect can benefit you in many way, but, can also cause detox symptoms.

Prevent Celery Juice Detox Symptoms (and Boost Your Health)

Here are five ways to help prevent celery juice side effects that can help you get the most out of your cleanse.

1. Clean your diet

The following simple plan below can do more than just preventing a detox reaction. It can change your life. In fact, we guarantee it will do much more to your health than any amount of celery juice.

We wish there would be more challenges that involved this type of simple healthy eating. Unfortunately, it’s not very glamorous, sexy, or viral.

Many people are often surprised to learn how good they feel when they clean their diet. Even more, not only they feel better, very quickly they start to enjoy the taste of real simple whole foods without all these additives.

To summarize this point, the cleaner your diet, the less toxins you will have. Thus, the less chances of a detox reaction. Then take full advantage of the benefits celery juice and other natural remedies may have. Without having to worry about detox symptoms.

More importantly, just like it doesn’t make sense to smoke and take antioxidants, you don’t want to juice and do all these healthy things on one hand, but keep putting junk into your body.

It’s time to take an honest look into the health and wellness of our nation.

Despite all the advances in modern medicine, people are sicker than ever. In fact, almost 50% of the U.S. population use prescription drugs. If you think it’s only elderly people, think again. Almost 20% of children under age 12 years use prescription drugs.[1]

And, a big part of the problem is the standard american diet. So many studies have shown a link between modern diets to chronic disease, health issues, including depression and mental illnesses. All these processed foods, artificial chemicals and other toxins we call “foods” take a toll on our body. It’s a huge burden that our entire system constantly need to process every day. Ironically, processed foods lack essential nutrients are body needs to properly function .

So, as a first step, a week before you start the celery juice detox, remove the top toxins from your diet. In particular:

    • Processed foods & beverages
    • Refined sugars, in particular: high-fructose corn syrup (read the label of your “healthy” energy bars or drinks. The average American consumes 150 pounds of sugar in one year. Can you believe it? This means 3 pounds of sugar every week.
    • Proceed grains, cereals. Again, these are not healthy foods. Just look at the list of the ingredients and see how many of them are actually foods.
    • Fried foods
    • Processed or commercial meat. These poor animals! Not only they are often treated poorly and are kept in horrible conditions, they are also fed with a diet that contains hormones, antibiotics, and chemicals to make them grow quicker. Quicker growth means more money for these industries but, when you eat the meat, you also consume all these toxins.
    • Limit gluten and dairy. Most people can’t tolerate at least one of them. As a result, you may end up with inflammation in the gut and body. And easy way to tell is to limit them for a few weeks. If you have dairy or gluten sensitivity, expect to feel a big difference after you eliminate these.

Eat:

  • Eat from the rainbow. Plenty of colorful fresh whole fruits, vegetables and dark leafy greens. Each color in plants represents a different plant pigment that offers different nutrients and antioxidants. As a good rule of thumb, vegetables and greens should take three quarters of your plate.
  • Fiber. Did you know that fiber can bind to certain toxins in the gut and also supports healthy bowel movements? Simply put, fiber is one of the best natural ingredients to detox your body! The fiber intake recommendations range from 19 grams to 38 grams per day.[2] On average, 30 grams for men and 25 grams for women (from whole foods, not supplements) is a great place to start.
    An easy way to boost your fiber intake: eat one medium avocado (13 grams fiber), and 1 oz of chia seeds soaked in water (10 grams fiber) everyday.

2. Eat celery a week before you drink celery juice

Celery juice tastes way better than whole celery, we know. With that said, you want to start and eat celery first, to see if you have a reaction to it. This safe approach can save you a lot of trouble, before you consume the fast acting concentrated juice form.

So, start and eat a few ribbed celery stalks for 2-3 days and see how you feel. Celery stalks with carrots are great healthy snacks. Use humus or salsa as a dip.

3. Address Constipation

The following tip is true for any detox or cleanse, not just the celery juice cleanse. If you experience constipation, it is absolutely essential you regulate your bowels before you start.

If your colon is congested or constipated, toxins my stay in your body longer. Even worse, some of the toxins may re-absorbed back into the circulation.

So easy to prevent. Some useful home remedies for constipation include:

  • Overnight colon cleanse (with apple cider vinegar, lemon, oxygen).
  • Oxy-Powder. Releases natural oxygen in your colon that dissolves colon waste buildup. The waste is then flushed out through normal bowel movements. As a result, your body can eliminate toxins quicker. Thus, minimize or prevent potential celery juice detox symptoms.

4. How much celery juice should you drink a day? go low and slow

There’s no universal serving size of celery juice that works best for everyone. A 120 pounds female may need a different amount than a 250 pounds male. Furthermore, some people have more toxins in their body than others. Genetics can also play a role as it may affect the body’s ability to eliminate toxins.

So, play it safe, and go low and slow. To minimize the celery juice detox symptoms, start with a smaller amount and work your way up. For example:

  • Drink 1 oz of celery juice in the morning on an empty stomach. Do you notice any of the celery juice detox symptoms we mentioned? If so, perhaps it’s better to respect your body and listen. Celery juice may not agree with your body right now.
  • If everything goes well, however, increase to 2 oz the next day. Similarly, listen to your body, stop if you experience a detox reaction, or double the amount. So the next day jump from 2 oz to 4 oz.
  • Continue with this protocol and be mindful about how you feel after you drink the celery juice. For example: did you feel more energized from 8 oz compared to 2 oz, or did you feel a little tired and lightheaded?
  • Always first thing in the morning on an empty stomach.
  • Stop until you feel that you have had enough juice or reach 16 oz.

5. Use organic celery

The Environmental Working Group (EWG) has published a list of twelve fruits and vegetables that are exposed to the most pesticides. Also called “dirty dozen”, if you can’t find these organic, it is better to avoid them altogether.

As of 2020, celery is on that list. When you make celery juice, you filter the fiber, but do you also remove the pesticides? It is not clear.
So, to minimize side effects due to a reaction to pesticides in the celery, it is much better to use organic celery.

On that note, it is best to educate yourself about pesticides in foods, and shop wisely. See the EWG’s complete report: Dirty dozen list.

Celery Juice Benefits

Below are some of the main benefits of celery according to the medical literature. Keep in mind, the data doesn’t show that celery juice will heal these conditions. The studies simply found that celery has medicinal properties that can play a role.

So, with that said, celery main medicinal properties includes[3]:

  • Antibacterial
  • Antifungal
  • Antioxidants
  • Anti-inflammatory

Celery can prevent or help with[4]:

  • Elevated blood glucose and serum lipid levels
  • Cardiovascular diseases
  • Jaundice and liver function
  • Urinary tract obstruction
  • Gout
  • Rheumatic disease
  • Blood pressure
  • Chronic skin disorders (celery seeds).

Celery main compounds include caffeic acid, p-coumaric acid, ferulic acid, apigenin, luteolin, tannin, saponin, and kaempferol.

In Conclusion: Should I Do The Celery Juice Cleanse?

Celery juice can be a powerful tool for health and wellness. The juice is shown to have medicinal properties with some impressive potential benefits. But, just like any medicine, it can also cause side effects.

So, use this information and safety guideline, and hopefully, you will experience the benefits. Keep in mind, the idea in any juice or cleanse is to compliment a healthy diet and lifestyle, not replace them.

We hope you find this review helpful, and wish you all the best in your journey to better health.

References

  1. Prescription Drug Use in the United States, 2015–2016
  2. Closing America’s Fiber Intake Gap
  3. Advances in the Research of Celery, an Important Apiaceae Vegetable Crop
  4. A Review of the Antioxidant Activity of Celery (Apium graveolens L).