Learn The Cleansing Basics

The thought of cleansing can be very overwhelming for most people. It is usually accompanied by thoughts of “will I be able to leave my washroom?”, “I can’t live without my morning coffee” and, “I don’t want to feel sick!” to name a few. These are all valid concerns, but not all cleanses will make you feel poorly. Cleansing can make you feel great!

Why cleanse? We are all exposed to toxins, environmental and from the things we put into and on to our bodies. The body stores toxins in our organ systems, so spending some time cleaning the organs can improve how we feel both mentally and physically.

Some of the benefits of cleansing are:

  • Increase in energy

  • Better digestion

  • Improved sleeping patterns

  • Improved mood

  • Helps with hormone balancing

  • Improved regularity

  • Clear skin

  • Increased metabolism

  • Where do toxins come from?

Toxins are harmful substances are derived from food, water, cleaning products, and other environmental sources that we are exposed to regularly. An accumulation of toxins may become poisonous in the human body, which may lead to potential damage to vital organs and systems.

Full-body cleansing helps to remove the build-up to toxins and targets the 7 major elimination systems - liver, kidneys, lymphatic system. Lungs, intestines, colon, and skin are the 7 major systems for elimination and cleansing.

The body responds best to cleansing with the change of seasons with fall and spring being the best times for cleansing. However, you can cleanse at any time of the year and still reap the benefits.

When doing any cleanse, it is important to increase water, whole grains, dark green leafy veggies, berries and stone fruits, fibre, and lean protein sources. Foods to decrease (better yet exclude) while cleansing is dairy, sugar, alcohol, processed foods, candy, and flour.

Lots of people find that by eliminating some of the bad foods while they cleanse it can decrease their cravings for them post-cleanse. Cleansing can help kick start a healthier lifestyle!

There are lots of cleansing products available, so choosing the right one is important. Starting with a cleanse that targets the full body is recommended before you focus on a specific organ like the liver. This will ensure that you get the most out of your cleanse.

Some Cleansing Products available are:

Renewlife Cleanse Smart - 30 Day Cleanse

  • A great first cleanse or for the more sensitive cleanser

  • No specific food guide to follow – except the general guidelines for cleansing

  • Targets all organ systems

  • Requires the use of Fibre Smart for best results

Wild Rose Herbal Detox - 12 Day Cleanse

  • Designed for those that have cleansed before

  • Targets all organ systems

  • Eliminates sugar, dairy, flour, high glycemic foods

  • Contains a specific food guide – if it is not listed, you cannot eat it

Additional Products to support cleansing:

Fibre

It is important to consume enough fibre when cleansing. If you use the Wild Rose cleanse, you will notice that the food guide focuses on dietary fibre, so it is up to you if you want to include the Fibre Smart or not. For all other cleanses using a 50/50 blend of Soluble/Insoluble fibre supplement is super important. Insoluble fibre acts like a scrub brush, scraping off hardened fecal matter and other debris off the intestinal wall to move into the colon for elimination. Soluble fibre absorbs toxins and creates bulk. Any flax-based fibre lends itself well to cleansing, but the supporting herbs in Renewlife Fibre Smart are designed to support the cleansing process.

Probiotics

Maintaining and improving your microbiome is a very important step in cleansing. Taking a probiotic with multi trains, and a potency of 50 Billion can prevent digestive upset while cleansing and support your immune system during the cleansing process. Some of our best sellers include Health First Probio Supreme and Renew Life Critical Care.

After you finish your cleanse some helpful supplements that will help maintain the cleansing benefits are:

Greens powders (these ingredients help keep the body more alkaline and prevent liver toxicity) Some of my favourites are Botanica Perfect Greens and Whole Earth and Sea Fermented Greens.

Fibre – Renewlife Fibre Smart is safe to use every day to support proper colon and intestinal health.

Omega 3’s – Omega 3’s are essential for overall health, decreasing inflammation and supporting brain function to name a few. NutraSea Fish oils and Algae oils are a great choice!

Happy cleansing!

- The Amaranth Team