The best month to Detox is October. It’s when the season gets cooler, there’s no holiday events or dinners, so you have from 5 days to 30 days to clean out thoroughly.
Cleansing from the inside out gives the body a chance to reset and remove built up toxins and debris we’ve accumulated over the summer and get on track to a fresh start into the holiday season.
Do you need more Energy or Focus to accomplish more projects? Have better digestion, clear up your skin, or maybe you want to lose weight before the upcoming festivities. Start with a 5-day cleanse. Monday through Friday seem to be the most effective for most people. Then as you master the first 5 days, maybe move up to 10, 20 or for the competitive personality 30 days.
The October cleanse means abstaining from all animal products and starches for 5 days. Followed by 2 days of vegetarian / vegan meals to slowly reintroduce normal foods back into your diet. Try to avoid Broccoli, Cauliflower, Cabbage, Brussel Sprouts, Beans and Lentils during the cleanse. These can cause gas which will bloat and constipate you. Also try to cut back on caffeine as much as possible, for it is very dehydrating.
Do Pureed Soups three times a day and Green Juices 2-3 times daily. Also, drink 1/2 your weight in ounces of Alkaline Water daily, with compensations for working out as well as caffeine intake if any. Example, if you way 120 lbs then you must have 60 ounces of alkaline water. If you work out hard for an hour you must drink 40 more ounces of alkaline water. If you drink 8 oz of coffee or green tea you must drink 24 more ounces of alkaline water and so forth.
All these sessions are available at Inner Health Center with Deenie Robbins. Call for an appointment at (818) 881-8400 or through our website www.innerhealthcenter.com or www.I-act.org to find a certified Colon Therapist.
Soups and Drinks
Soups are best made fresh at home. If not there’s delicious and healthy soups at Whole Foods, Erewhon, and even at Vons. Try to heat on stovetop. Avoid microwaves as much as possible.
Green drinks can be made at home or you can go to Whole Foods, Erewhon, Movita, Trader Joes, Jamba Juice or anywhere making Green Vegetable, or mostly Vegetable drinks. A good base is celery, parsley, spinach and/or kale, cucumber, green apple, turmeric, ginger, chlorophyll etc…
Alkaline water can be found in any store including Costco and the 99cent store. The reason for alkaline water versus regular waters is the pH level. Alkaline water helps you become more alkaline versus acidic. Refer to my video in my website.
Move a little bit more. Exercise is very helpful to increase circulation to reach an optimum detox effect. Even if that means walking around the block 3 times a week. Swing your arms a little higher by your sides to get the heart pumping.
This cleanse can be done throughout the year and is an amazing way to RESET your body to become the best you! You can even incorporate a mini Master Cleanse \ Lemonade Diet into your new regiment by drinking it 2 times a day in-between meals.
2 tablespoons of fresh lemon juice (1/2 of a lemon)
2 tablespoons Grade B Maple Syrup (trader joes)
1/10 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1-2 cups of alkaline water
mix together and drink quickly.
Below are two Delicious Soup Recipes you can make at home!
Crimini Mushroom Soup
2 Packs of Crimini Mushrooms Sliced Thin
1 Large Shallot Minced
1 tbsp Herbes de Provence
2 tsp Crushed Garlic
Salt and Pepper (to taste)
2 tbsp Butter Flavored Coconut Oil
About 2 Tbsp Balsamic Vinegar
1/8 cup Raw Cashews
A dash of Vegan Worcestershire
1 tbsp Walnut Oil, or Truffle Oil (Optional)
Sauté mushrooms and seasoning till browned, then drizzle in vinegar and stir 1 minute more.
Transfer to blender with remaining ingredients, blend well.
Adjust seasoning to taste.
Ready to serve.
|Roasted Tomato Soup
Approx. 8 Medium Tomatoes, cut into wedges
1 Red Bell Pepper, Chopped in Large Pieces
1 tbsp Cumin Seeds
1 tbsp Oregano
1 tbsp Garlic Powder
Salt and Pepper (to taste)
1/8 cup Olive Oil
1 fire Roasted Poblano Pepper
¼ Cup Cilantro
Combine all ingredients up to olive oil in a bowl and toss
To combine. Place on parchment covered baking sheet,
And first at 400 degrees approx. 30 minutes or until slightly brown.
Place in blender with additional ingredients and puree. Ready to serve.