When I worked at the natural health office we started carrying a line of products by Isagenix. Isagenix has it's own cleansing program. The thought behind it is that toxins in our bodies become surrounded by fats that keep them in our body. They feel that with the proper cleanse...like theirs...that you can release those toxins from your body. This one also claimed to help you lose weight.
This wasn't a colon cleanse where you poop your brains and everything else out of your system, although it did have different affects on different people that used it.
Over the course of about 18 months, I did that cleanse three times. I would get a headache for a few days due to the sugar withdrawal and then slowly I would start to feel pretty darn good. This cleanse was very little food and mostly nutritious shakes and their little snacks. I liked all of it, but not eating is torture for me and each time I did it, I couldn't wait to be done. I always swore that I would not go back to eating the crap when I was done...and each time I did. Not right away, but eventually.
I have a friend that does a lot of cleanses and does juicing cleanses and stuff. Just not sure I can pass on the real food anymore....but I'm thinking about it. Just have to find one that I can tolerate.
What made me start thinking about cleanses was the fact that Matt, my son out in Colorado, is going to do his second cleanse. Matt chooses to do this Master Cleanse that I don't think I could ever do....and you do poop your brains and a lot of other stuff out during this one. Uh...no thank you.
Matt's cleanse bothers me because all it is is lemon juice, maple syrup and cayenne pepper....oh and you drink a laxative tea! I think I would not only be pooping my brains out, but I don't think I could even drink something like that. I also think I would get weak and sick from lack of anything remotely close to nutrition.
The last time Matt did this cleanse, after the first couple of crabby and sick feeling days, he actually felt awesome. He said his head felt so clear and his body felt amazing. So, today is day one for Matt of his 10 day cleanse. He said he just felt it was time and he loved the way it made him feel last time.
Mommy told him if he would stop putting toxins into his body, he wouldn't have to keep cleansing them out. His immediate retort was that you get toxins from the air and water and food as well as other things you might choose to put into your body. Of course, I know that, but I love to tease him. He's such a charming little target.
Sometimes I think if we would just eat better and exercise and really not put toxins in, the toxins that we "accidentally" get in our air and water wouldn't be so harmful.
So, have you ever done a cleanse? If so, what one and what were you trying to achieve?
Good luck Matti! Drop me a line and let me know how you are doing tonight. I love you!