Cleanses and detoxes are quite popular these days… But why? What is the best cleanse out there?
Let’s be realistic here… The world we live in is now very toxic.
And it’s not going to get any better…
Humans are like a plague on this Earth. We pollute the air and the oceans, we kill all the wildlife, we deforest…
There are chemicals in our food and all the products we use in our every day lives…
In fact, if you are not living in a bubble right now, then you are intoxicating yourself every day with all kinds of toxins.
Thankfully, your body does a great job at detoxing itself 24/7… or else you’d be dead by now!
But what if I told you that your body wasn’t created to deal with all these toxins? That every day, your body stores toxins because it can’t eliminate all of them…
It’s true, toxins are stored in fat to protect the organs and tissues of your body. And it’s to protect you that your body wraps toxins in fat cells…
The problem is that all of these toxins accumulate and make you… toxic!
What are the symptoms of having too many toxins?
- Fatigue, low energy
- Being overweight, have cellulite, or belly fat
- Skin problems
- Strong body odor
- Dark circle under the eyes
- Bloating, gas, constipation
- Brain fog, concentration problems
- Headaches and migraines
- Anxiety, depression
- A weak immune system, sick all the time
- Joint pain
If you have any of these symptoms, it means that you have a toxic body. You must do something to get rid of this toxicity if you want to start feeling better.
Cleansing and detoxing is a great way to support your body through the detoxification process…
Actually, cleansing regularly is necessary for the majority of us.
So what is the best cleanse out there? Are certain detoxes better than others?
5 best cleanses and detoxes
#1 Detox Diets
What is the essence of a detox diet? It basically means that you’re abstaining from intoxicating food for a period of time…
A good detox diet should require that you avoid all processed foods, industrial sugar, animal products (including eggs and dairy), and alcohol.
A detox diet should be centered around fresh and organic plant foods… Like Daniel’s fast.
“The Daniel Fast is a religious partial fast that is popular among Evangelical Protestants in the United States in which meat, wine, and other rich foods are avoided in favor of vegetables and water for typically three weeks in order to draw the believer closer to God.”
This is the diet that I recommend as a pre-cleanse diet prior to OM Detox 7-day detox. A whole-food plant-based detox diet is the best way to prepare for a fast.
If you suffer from diabetes, heart disease, high cholesterol or high blood pressure, Daniel’s fast is a diet that would benefit you greatly! Click here to get my one-month meal planner.
#2 The mono diets
Have you ever hear of monotrophic diets, or mono diets?
It consists of eating only one food item (example: bananas) or one type of food (normally fruits) for an extended period of time… with the goal of “flushing” the content of your intestines, lose weight, or increase energy levels…
According to Google, the mono diet was the most searched diets in 2016.
This is probably due to the popular YouTuber Freelee the Banana girl who got famous from her very uncommon diet: eating 30 bananas a day!
There is the grape diet, the watermelon diet, the potato diet, and the apple diet.
People report losing weight and feeling more energized after embarking on a mono diet… Even though it can be quite boring!
#3 The smoothie cleanse
A smoothie cleanse is one of the best cleanses you can do for a few reasons…
- It gives you a break from solid food, making digestion much easier.
- Unlike juice cleanses, a smoothie cleanse keeps all the fiber, which is better if you’re interested in colon cleansing or if you want to maintain optimal blood sugar levels.
- Unlike a complete fast, a smoothie cleanse nourishes your body so there are no risks of deficiencies.
- It doesn’t provoke intense detox symptoms like on a water-only fast. You may have headaches if you are a coffee drinker, and you may visit the bathroom more often due to the amount of fiber you’re taking, but that’s it. A smoothie cleanse is very easy and highly beneficial.
Some of the best cleanses are a mix between a smoothie cleanse and a detox diet. This type of cleansing is good for anyone because it is the easiest, and there are no contraindications to it.
You drink smoothies all day and finish with a nice healthy meal…
If this is something that interests you, I have created an amazing 3-Day Healing detox that mixes smoothies, detox elixirs, and clean meals. I myself do this program every other month because it makes me feel so good!
#4 The Juice Cleanse
There’s no doubt about it, juice cleansing can make you feel awesome!
The rise in energy is quite impressive after drinking a big green juice… I myself have drunk A LOT of freshly pressed juice!
Fresh juices used to be a daily habit for me but I stopped when I realized that it’s better to have smoothies rather than juices.
The reason is that all the fiber has been removed in a juice… and juicing removes a lot more than fiber. We also lose all the nutrients that are bound to the fiber, like polyphenols!
Some of the health benefits associated with eating fiber may actually be due to the presence of these polyphenols…
But I don’t think there’s anything wrong with doing a yearly juice cleanse.
I think that juicing is great because it makes prolonged fasting more accessible. Many people want the benefits of water fasting but aren’t able to actually do the water fast! And juicing can be the solution!
Did you know that you can drink juices throughout OM Detox 7-day detox and colon cleanse? We actually recommend drinking 1 to 4 juices per day to ensure that don’t run low on electrolytes and to have enough energy to function normally.
Fasting is one of the oldest methods of healing. It was used throughout history by people such as Socrates, Hippocrates, Jesus, Mohamed, and Buddha.
Therapeutic fasting is used by medical doctors to heal all kinds of illnesses such as heart disease, autoimmune diseases, certain cancers, inflammation, obesity, skin disease, etc…
When you fast for more than 24 hours, your body runs out of sugar and must turn to ketones for energy. This allows you to burn fat cells and release the toxins that your body has been storing for years.
Fasting also encourages autophagy, a natural recycling mechanism of the body, where old and dead cells regenerate.
Water fasting can be difficult for certain people. The symptoms can be very hard to handle.
This is why I have created a detox program that gives you all the benefits from a water fast but is much easier to do. If you are interested in such a program, click here to get the 7-day detox.