Thinking of embarking on a cleanse?
It is everyone’s desire to lead a healthy and happy life. This stands true for myself, for my patients, and for my peers. But I have to say – there is no magic trick to this! There is no cheating mother nature. If you want to have a long and happy life, you must put in the gentle discipline of cultivating happy life practices. If you’re feeling detached from this idea, cleansing your systems is a great place to start. Cleanses act as a tool for us to gain insight into ourselves. If we are flooded with nutrients, our bodies wake up!
During this cleanse, you will have the opportunity to peel back the layers of excess so that you may see more clearly how your organs of elimination (liver and colon, kidneys, lungs, and skin) are operating. Please pay special attention to each of these organ systems, checking in with your body frequently, and above all be gentle with yourself. In doing so, if you notice health challenges surfacing (rashes, night sweats, dizziness), this could be an indication that you need additional support, and may need to work on your health in greater depth with a Naturopathic Doctor.
In preparation, I suggest to make the “Love and Leave” list (below) your best friend for one week to ten days leading up to the cleanse, and for one week to ten days after. Let this list be your foundation for a sustainable, healthy diet. The true purpose of cleansing is to help us to be present with ourselves, and the way our bodies are functioning, and to deepen our understanding of the connection between food and vitality. I wish you every success as you investigate and invest in the potential of your body.
Dr. Gordon’s 5 Steps to a Safe Cleanse
Your “Love and Leave” List
Pre- and Post-Cleanse Meal Ideas
Herbal Teas To Sip On While Cleansing