HOW TO CLEANSE :: Detox 101

By on January 3, 2015


FOOD / DRINK TO ENJOY (Organic Preferably)


  • Spring, distilled, filtered water
  • Herbal teas – must be free of sugar and additives

Fresh whole fruit:

  • Raw
  • As wide a variety as possible

Fresh vegetables:

  • Raw, steamed, stir fried, juiced, as soups, and salads, be sure to include lots of leafy greens


  • Eggs, poultry, lamb
  • Legumes: kidney beans, chickpeas, lentils, etc.

Nuts and Seeds:

  • Preferably raw, unsalted, also nut butters are allowed
  • Seeds include: almonds, cashews, walnuts, macadamia, hazelnut, pistachio, flax seeds, hemp seeds, sunflower seeds, sesame seeds

Note: peanuts are not allowed

Good Fats:

  • Cold pressed extra virgin olive oil, coconut oil, grape seed oil, flax-seed oil, hemp seed oil

Note: Flax and hemp seed oils should never be heated and should be kept in the refrigerator


  • Brown rice, millet, quinoa, buckwheat, amaranth

Foods / Drink To Avoid:

  • Dairy
  • Caffeine
  • Added/refined sugars. Any ingredients that end in “ose”, such as sucrose, ribose, dextrose, lactose, etc. are sugars, and are to be avoided
  • Soda pop and commercially prepared juices
  • Refined carbohydrates such as breads, pastas and all baked goods
  • Wheat / Gluten – read labels carefully
  • Tofu / Soy based products
  • Processed foods such as luncheon meats, frozen dinners and foods that have a shelf life without refrigeration
  • Hydrogenated and trans fats, such as margarine
  • All preservatives and additives, including those listed as “natural flavours”
  • Fried and fast foods
  • Artificial sweeteners
  • Alcohol


Before Breakfast:

Glass of warm spring or distilled water containing the juice of half a lemon

  • Good for liver detoxification
  • Boosts metabolism
  • Wait 15 – 30 minutes before having breakfast


Fresh fruit

Always eat fruit alone on an empty stomach. Wait 15 – 30 minutes before eating anything else

2 egg omelet with fresh vegetables cooked with olive oil or coconut oil, poached or soft-boiled eggs, do not eat eggs more than 3 times a week

½ – 1 cup Brown rice with vegetables

Brown rice cake with almond butter


Handful of nuts


Salad of raw vegetables with roasted chicken, not fried, chicken should be skinless

Soups with vegetable without pasta, but can add brown rice to make heartier


Fresh vegetables such as carrots, celery sticks, broccoli and cauliflower with sugar-free salsa or home-made guacamole


Roasted or grilled chicken, breast or thighs, preferably skinless, or grilled lamb chops

Salad with a variety of chopped vegetables, olive oil dressing

Steamed greens such as asparagus, broccoli, green beans

Vegetarian Dinner:

Stir fried brown rice with lentils and vegetables

Salad of raw vegetables


  • Eating 5 small meals a day is better for digestion than eating 3 big ones
  • Eat, do not go hungry
  • Try not to eat after 8:00 pm
  • Try to drink at least 2 litres of spring or distilled water daily, room temperature is best
  • Try not to drink with meals, slows down digestion, you may sip water for lubrication while you eat though
  • Sleep is important any time, but especially during a cleanse when your body needs the quiet time to cleanse itself and recharge
  • Gentle exercise is important, yoga and walking are excellent choices during a cleanse
  • Have a deep tissue massage
  • Enjoy a sauna or a steam bath – sweating helps eliminate toxins from the body
  • Have a bath with a relaxing essential oil such as lavender

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