FAQ - Cleansing
Everything you need to know before you begin your health journey!
What is a cleanse?
Cleansing is resting of the digestive system for an allocated period of time. This is achieved by eliminating all solid foods & consuming nutrients in a liquid form (Vegetable Juices, Super-food Smoothies & Detox H2O).
What will happen when I cleanse?
A cleansed or a fasting state allows the body to switch on its own natural healing abilities, it’s like flicking on the healing switch. This primarily involves our organs responsible for the removal of toxins which in-turn, increases oxygen & nutrient supply to cells, makes use of our energy stores (burn fat cells) & enables full regeneration of the whole system. The body will begin to treat/heal/address any imbalances & function optimally creating complete homeostasis.
When should I cleanse?
Listen to your body.
The human body is highly intelligent & will give you signs when something is out of balance. A great time to cleanse is whenever you feel you need to!
Some other times may include Pre/Post
- Festive season/Change of season
- Fun-filled Weekends
- Special occasions/Events
Will there be any adverse effects?
Yes, adverse effects that may or may not arise during the cleansing period include
- Body Aches
- Low energy
- Bad breath/body odour
- Flu-like symptoms
- Emotional shifts
This is the body’s NORMAL response to detoxification & a sign of toxic accumulation. Each & every body is different & will therefore experience different effects depending on your state of health. If you experience any of the above symptoms yes keep cleansing! This may mean extending your program for longer than you originally intended to allow for complete regeneration & healing.
How long should I cleanse for?
We offer 1, 3 & 6 day programs to introduce you slowly to the cleansing process. How many days you choose to cleanse really depends on your health concerns & what you set out to achieve. Below is a little guidance, as always listen to your body as it will point you in the right direction.
One - Mini reset or quick taste tester
Three - First time cleansing or those reguarly cleansing
Six - For those wanting to step up their cleansing game or experiencing health concerns.
Six days can be a little more challenging but the end result, totally worth it!
What’s so good about The Healthy Cocktail’s cleanse?
NO cooking, NO cleaning, NO groceries, just live enzymes & all of your essential nutrients, ready to drink, delivered straight to your door at a click of a button. We're here to create health & wellness for you!
How many calories in a cleanse?
Count chemicals before calories!
Sorry, we are big believers in eating the most natural, chemical free, whole-foods possible. No need to waste time counting numbers, just eat/drink real food & your body will love you for it.
Is this a FAD diet?
Cleansing & intermittent fasting have been used for thousands of years to treat an array of sickness & illnesses. Our very own ancestors would fast for days at a time before they caught their next meal, our bodies are naturally designed to go without food for long periods of time & switch into fasting mode as a protective mechanism. The human body is truly amazing!
It is only now that this traditional practice has been proven by SCIENCE to have such positive effects on our overall health & wellbeing. Juice cleansing is here to stay & we truely believe the way of the nutritional future.
What to do before, during & after a cleanse?
- Remove alcohol/sugars/caffeine/processed foods from diet
- Remove inflammatory food groups (meats/gluten/dairy)
- Increase water intake (2L filtered x day)
- Increase plant-based meals
- Choose organic foods where possible
- Limit food intake to an 8-10hour window, this allows for a longer fasting period overnight
- Water intake (2-3L filtered x day)
- Moderate exercise (yoga/pilates/walking)
- Sleep (minimum 8hours x day)
- Reduce stressors (meditation/breathing techniques/relaxation techniques)
- Warm Magnesium & Epsom Salt/Essential Oil Bath
- Herbal Tea (as many as you like, organic/caffeine free)
- Rest & Digest (spread your liquids out over the course of the day, drink them slowly)
- AVOID smoking/alcohol/caffeine/sugar/un-necessary chemicals/solid foods
- Drink Juice, Sleep, Repeat
Introduce everything you’ve been doing over your cleansing period into your daily routine. This may look something like a lemon & ginger water in the morning/smoothie for breakfast or checkout our Breakfast Pack(we've got you covered!).
What are the health benefits?
Drinking live, enzymatic, nutrient-dense liquids can only leave you with a healthy organism!
Consumption of the essential macro & micro-nutrients found in fruits, vegetables & super-foods will create a state of homeostasis within the body & prevent against future disease.
Other amazing health benefits that you may experience post-cleanse include
- Adrenal function
- Immune function
- Brain function
- Healthy Gut Flora
- Ability to burn fat
- Ability to cope with stress
- Healing capability
- Toxic load
You will feel light, energized & may even experience feelings of complete wellness.