As the seasons change it is wise to do a digestive system cleanse to give your mind and body the chance to detox from the emotional, physical and environmental stressors of life.
Seasonal digestive system cleanse
Four times a year when the seasons change it is wise to do a cleanse, to detox your body. On a daily basis, all of your organs and your 11 systems are under so much pressure from an accumulation of physical and emotional toxins.
Your 11 systems include your immune, digestive, skeletal, muscular, cardiac, nervous, endocrine (hormonal), integumentary (skin), nervous, lymphatic and respiratory. That is a long list and a bit of a minefield to negotiate by yourself so that is where our Rejuv Lifestyle tips will help you.
All of these systems will function better by having a seasonal digestive system cleanse for toxins have a chance to exit your system. Even simply eating 3 meals a day puts a lot of pressure on your digestive system and just like you wouldn’t drive your car for 30 years without having it serviced, so too you need to seasonally cleanse your body.
So how do you do a seasonal cleanse? Here is a sample plan with our top tips that you can do over 7-14 days (depending on your schedule).
The Two Week Digestive System Cleanse
For the next week or two the aim of the game is to only eat plants, so mainly fruits and vegetables and to do intermittent fasting so that you take the pressure off your digestive system and give your body a chance to heal. This will be in the form of veggie juices, salads, raw veg, soups, vegan protein powder, herbal teas, our detox water recipes and whole food supplements at each meal to facilitate the removal of toxins. The timelines I gave are guidelines for I feel it is really important that you listen to your body during your cleanse. If you don’t feel hungry stay with the juices if you feel your blood sugar dropping have a handful or two of nuts with a few dates or an apple. We are all different and have varying blood sugar baselines so you need to be kind to yourself & treat your cleanse as a gentle dance into wellness, not a black and white boot camp mentality. Just eating veggies will mobilize enough toxins but it is highly likely your detox pathways are clogged and this is why you need to supplement.
Suggested Daily Schedule
6-7 am First thing: 1 glass (250ml) of pure water, followed by 1 pint of Rejuv Detox Water = 500ml water + juice of half a lemon + 1 tablespoon of organic apple cider vinegar (cloudy) + 1 pinch of cayenne, 1 pinch of cinnamon + ginger to taste + + 1 soup spoon of agave syrup
7.30-8 am am Breakfast: Fresh veggie juice 500ml; 6 celery stalks + 1 cucumber + 1 cup of broccoli + 1/2 bunch of parsley or coriander + 1/2 romaine lettuce + 1 green apple + juice of 1/2 lemon + ginger to taste + 1 heaped teaspoons of The Super Elixir super-greens powder + 2 Rejuv Liver clear capsules + 3 Rejuv Para-Cleanse capsules
Skin brushing before your shower
10-11 am Mid-morning: 2 x 500ml Rejuv Detox Waters + 1 handful of organic raw almonds or walnuts if you’re feeling low in blood sugar
Here’s the second recipe of another Rejuv Detox water; 1 litre of purified water + a handful of lemons and limes, a handful of blueberries, fresh mint and a teaspoon of cloves. Enjoy! Don’t forget 3 litres of our detox waters each day.
Exercise: Move your body each day for at least 30 minutes. This can be anything, walking, gym, dancing, classes, swimming, climbing- anything but make sure you enjoy it for life is too short to do something you hate each day.
Don’t forget to exhale for we need to oxygenate your body & most of us shallow breathe each day, holding onto toxins. Sweating is also key to help release toxins choose an exercise that makes you sweat & or use a sauna each week to give your body an extra avenue to release toxins. FIR saunas are the best, then dry & then wet saunas. 30 minutes 2-3 times a week is best.
1-2 pm Lunch; If you choose the salad, be mindful of your eating, chew each mouthful 20 times & put your cutlery down.
Another juice the same as breakfast (500ml)
OR Superfood salad with leaves of your choice + cucumber + onion + raw asparagus + raw broccoli + 1/2 avocado + 1/2 tablespoon of pumpkin seeds + handful of almonds + olive oil + cloudy apple cider vinegar dressing
OR Vegan Protein shake: 400ml unsweetened almond milk + 1 scoop of vegan protein powder (Welleco Nourishing Protein chocolate or vanilla) + if you have a blender add in a handful of spinach + 1 handful of berries of your choice
3-4 pm 1 hour or more after lunch: Second juice of the day (which you could buy from any juice bar) 300-400ml carrot + beetroot + celery + spinach + lemon
Tip: Shake or laugh off your afternoon slump! It’s natural to feel a little low in the afternoon due to the body’s circadian rhythms so instead of reaching for the caffeine have another detox water & oxygenate your body. You can do this with deep breathing (focussing on the exhale) or go for a quick 10-minute walk or bounce or at least have a good old laugh for this is amazing at oxygenating your body. I keep a mini-trampoline in my office so if I start to feel flat I bounce for 10 minutes (or jump on the trampoline with my kids when home) & this sorts me out.
5-6 pm 4th detox water of the day (500ml) – that means you hit your 2L water goal for the day and all the other sips you add in are a bonus
Rejuv Lifestyle Tip: make time to do any of these over the week as time permits Reflexology, acupuncture, massage – any body treatment that you enjoy
Note- if your blood sugar levels dip have a handful or two of almonds or walnuts or pecans with 2 dates or an apple
7-9 pm Dinner: Veggie soup or superfood salad or stir fry of mixed veg cooked with coconut oil (maximum 7 minutes cooked to keep crunchy & keep nutrients alive) + add in 1 tablespoon of sauerkraut to any evening meal to boost your probiotics. + 2 Rejuv Turmeric capsules + 2 Rejuv Liver Clear capsules + 1 Rejuv Col Clear A & 1 Rejuv Col Clear B, Herbal tea
10-11 pm Before bed: 1 glass of water + 1 heaped soup spoon of Rejuv Digestive Complex powder + 2 Rejuv Candida gone capsules
Gratitude Journal- Write down 5 things you are grateful for each day for this has shown to have a huge impact on your stress levels sleep patterns & immune system
Rejuv Lifestyle digestive system cleanse support suggestions: See our blog on Lymph Detox & be mindful of your thoughts for it doesn’t matter how many greens you eat, toxic thoughts can undo a lot of your good work. Love and forgiveness for yourself and others also do your body a huge amount of good.
Think about the condition of your heart and letting go of emotional junk to accelerate you into great health.