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What is a Cleansing Diet? (The dos and don’ts of a healing diet)

In the Total Life Cleanse 28-Day Program to Detoxify and Nourish the Body, Mind, and Soul, you will learn what a cleansing diet is (the dos and don’ts of a healing diet), and how to cleanse and detoxify in support of your body’s mechanisms to nourish and heal itself.

What does a cleansing diet look like?

No refined sugar

Healthy diets call for low to no refined sugar and high-fructose corn syrup, two of the most addictive and disease-causing substances on the planet.

No refined carbohydrates

Eliminate refined carbs in the form of grains that have been stripped of nutrients, leaving just the flour. Include whole grains and starches, such as rice, quinoa, buckwheat, millet and ancient forms of wheat. Most successful diets minimize or completely eliminate modern inorganic wheat and corn products.

No processed vegetable oils

: Processed vegetable oils that have been highly refined and highly heated are often oxidized and stripped of nutritional value, and they were never part of the food chain until the past one hundred years. Most processed oils are high in omega-6 essential fatty acids and low in omega-3s, an imbalance that contributes to inflammatory conditions. Additionally, unless they are organic, corn, soy, canola and cottonseed oils are all genetically modified.

No dairy

: Most healthy diets eliminate dairy products except for ghee and fresh, organic cultured products like kefir and yogurt. Dairy builds mucus in the body, is hard to digest, and burdens the immune system.

Copious amounts of produce

Fresh fruits and vegetables are part of a healthy diet | Photo by Honolulu Media

Multicolored vegetables and fruits support immunity and good elimination, regulate body weight, and feed the friendly bacteria in the gut. | Photo by Honolulu Media

: Multicolored vegetables and fruits support immunity and good elimination, regulate body weight, and feed the friendly bacteria in the gut.

Whole foods

: Healthy diets focus on eating an abundance of whole foods instead of counting calories or obsessing about ideal macronutrient ratios. They don’t include processed or manufactured foods.

Outside of the cleanse diet, you might want to incorporate a few simple home practices for regular detox throughout the year, a topic for a future post.

 

 

The guidelines listed above are generally excerpted from my new book, Total Life Cleanse: A 28-Day Program to Detoxify and Nourish the Body, Mind, and Soul.

I also talked to Liz Harroun and Kelly Brogan, M.D about the Total Life Cleanse program, and why detoxification is so important. Read their article in Austin Fit Magazine here>

See our schedule for upcoming Total Life Cleanse programs here>

Total Life Cleanse programs are offered in an online format so that you can join us from where ever you are in the world.

Questions? Email or call +1-978-369-9228. I’d be happy to hear from you.

 

Jonathan Glass, M.Ac. Ayurvedic Practitioner


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