Unless you are a juicing pro, we figured you would have some questions.
And we’re happy to share with you based on our long, happy and successful experience with cleanses and life changing experiences of our own and a myriad of happy cleansers. While we are not physicians and are not doling out medical advice, we are experts in preventing and reversing disease through optimal nutrition and fitness. We’re thrilled to offer you cutting edge, peer reviewed scientifically researched health in a bottle. It’s hard to argue with kale, apples, carrots, beets and lemons.
A Juice cleanse is a declaration of commitment to your health! Once you have made that choice, you are ready and on your way to a healthier you! Cleansing is simply a vacation from solid food, if you will. We use juice cleanses to address the impact of accumulated stress and toxins on one’s overall health, allowing a regenerative and recalibrating process to take place in your body. Juice cleansing is the best and safest practice to eliminate toxins while maintaining and rejuvenating your health and energy levels. Our cleanses are NOT about depriving yourself. They are about abundance!
A juice cleanse gives your body a break from digesting food, allowing it to focus its energy on absorbing the nutrients it needs to achieve and maintain optimal health, while purging toxins that have built up over time. Delivering fruits and vegetables in liquid form makes nutrients and enzymes are more easily assimilated into the body.
The more untreated and unprocessed food is, the more readily available its nutrients, making it easier for your body to digest, absorb, and assimilate them. This means that enzymes that are usually being used up by the laborious process of digestion can engage in other metabolic processes in the body, giving you more sustained energy, clarity, and boosting your immune system. Think of it like pressing the reset button on your whole body.
We believe a 5-10 day cleanse four times a year (at the top of each season) is a beautiful way to promote optimal health. Cleansing is an excellent practice when you are experiencing prolonged fatigue, headaches, insomnia, depression, allergies, aches and pains, digestive problems, unhealthy skin, or a weakened immune system is optimal. There is never a bad time to press the restart button!
Because we live in a time in which we are constantly exposed to harmful pollutants and toxins, incorporating a cleanse into your lifestyle on a routine basis is vital. But whether you do a cleanse one day per week or once each month, seasonally or once each year, you will certainly be empowered from it and your body will thank you.
Physically speaking, your body is detoxing all the time through your kidneys, liver, skin and GI tract. A cleanse simply kicks the whole process into overdrive. This means that some people (but not everyone) experience detox symptoms like headaches, nausea, dizziness, fatigue, constipation, and skin irritation. But hang in there! As soon as you’ve passed gently through the possible detox symptoms (3-5 days), you will feel clearer, cleaner and more energetic than you ever thought possible!
Here are a few of the basics for those of you who like to prepare ahead.
1. Your bottles will come in a 6 pack carrying case. It does NOT matter what order you drink these delicious elixirs in. Just be sure to drink ALL of them. We like to start our day with the Lemon Sunrise and finish our day out with the Green Dream. Just drink the next bottle when you begin to get hungry. (About every 2-3 hours).
2. Continue your normal daily activities but listen to your body.
4. Plan for extra sleep. Either go to bed earlier or arrange for a nap! (It’s all a part of the body’s healing process).
5. Drink only water, herbal tea, coconut water (unsweetened and flavored).
6. Avoid Caffeine, sugar, all sodas, dairy and alcohol.
1. Day 1 Drink more juices, add a smoothie, begin to eat the items that you were juicing. Chew well!
2. Day 2 Add some cooked veggies and warm vegetable soups to Day 1 menu selections.
3. Day 3 Continue as before, and begin to add more variety.
Please be aware that juice that remains unclaimed without any notice for 24 hours may be considered forfeited by the purchaser. Yikes! Don’t let it happen.
Sometimes extraordinary circumstances call for special arrangements, in which case please email us so we can work it out. If for some reason you know you’ll have to miss a pick up, let us know by noon the day before and we will wait to make it.
If you are unsure whether or not you’ll like it, start with a one day cleanse and go from there. Or, stop by the Elixir Juice Therapy Bar in Gold’s Gym for some free samples. Come try before you buy!
We are not responsible for a clash in schedules, or anyone’s dislike of our delicious juices. (which leads us to the next question)…
We have created the perfect option for those of you who would like to create your own custom feast. Check out the Custom Cleanse Option and modify to your heart’s content! We’re thrilled to make it happen for you….just the way you like it!
Doing a cleanse is a powerful health promoting tool. Your organs work very hard every day to clean and rejuvenate themselves ALL the time….but on a cleanse is it magnified! So, depending on the physical condition you came to your cleanse in, it is perfectly normal to feel tired during your cleanse. (Especially in the first 3 days).
If you feel tired, take a 20 minute nap or go to bed early. Your body will thank you. DO NOT drink caffeine or use other stimulants to improve your energy level. It’s like taking a shower with your rain boots on! Go with the process!
Try some other healthy alternatives to improve your energy: Coconut Water, Decaf Green Tea, Blue Green Algae or Ginger/Lemon Shots. These natural stimulants will help increase your physical energy and support focus and clarity.
After 3 days, and almost certainly after 5 days, it is rare to be tired. Most experience an unexplained rush or energy, strength and focus. However, if you are still tired on day three or four, be SURE you are drinking all of your juices. Remember, this is a cleanse, not a fast!