Congratulations on your decision to visit and participate in a cleansing program with Amity Wellness, it is a wonderful investment for your overall level of health and vitality and your body will reward you by giving you more energy, greater mental focus, clarity of thoughts, great complexion and a heightened ability to absorb and assimilate your nutrition.
What should I avoid on the Pre-Cleanse?
Meat & Poultry
What is a Pre-Cleanse??
Before beginning one of our Juice cleanse or Full Fast programs it is very important to prepare your body for the deeper levels of cleansing by gradually reducing the overall level of toxicity and moving your body into a nice alkaline state.
Commencing a Fasting program without pre-cleansing could result in a rapid elimination of the toxins resulting in nasty side effects such as nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea, fever and dizziness. Please commit to a good Pre-cleanse and it will make your fasting experience easier and more enjoyable.
A great way to improve your overall pH level is to commence your pre-cleanse at least two weeks prior to your detox by eliminating the most acidic foods from your diet, of course, this will include: alcohol, gluten, caffeine, sugar, white refined carbohydrates, salt, fried foods, meat, dairy and processed or packaged foods (anything in a jar, packet, can, tin or anything with a label on usually). If you are vegetarian or live a relatively healthy life style then three days of Pre-cleansing should be an adequate amount.
What to expect on a Pre-Cleanse
If your lifestyle is very hectic, demanding and stressful or you consume high quantities of caffeine, alcohol and processed foods then it is possible that you may experience some cleansing reactions once you embark on your Pre-cleanse. Common cleansing reactions include headaches, nausea, insomnia, foggy thinking, skin irritations and fatigue. If you remember to gradually reduce your intake of toxic foods rather than stopping all at once then the symptoms of the Pre-cleanse should be mild or non existent. Once the initial withdrawal effects are out of the way, you may experience great clarity of thought, improved mental focus and heightened energy.
What should I eat more of on the pre-cleanse?
Herbs & Spices
Juices and Smoothies
Low Glycemic Fruits
Oily Organic Fish
Can I do my Pre-Cleanse at Amity Wellness?
We understand if you are too busy or if circumstances wont allow you to complete a full Pre-cleanse prior to arrival. You can choose to participate in our Raw or juice cleansing program for 2-3 days before commencing a more intense fasting program, this will give your body a chance to gradually detoxify and build up additional strength and electrolytes to support you through the rest of the cleanse. As simple saliva test on the morning of your program will help us to decide if your pH level is adequate to commence the Full fasting program.
During your Pre-cleanse, drink as much water as possible and load up on organically grown natural living foods that are thriving with life force and nutrients. This can include vegetables, fruits, salads, juices, smoothies, nuts, seeds, mushrooms, seaweeds, broths, soups, brown rice, steamed or grilled fish, sprouted grains, cold pressed oils and super foods. For the final three days of your pre-cleanse try only consuming fresh fruits, salads, vegetables, smoothies, super foods and try consuming a whole pineapple as this contains Bromelain which is a great blood cleansing agent and will accelerate your detox.
What are Super foods?
Broccoli, spinach, blueberries etc. are very nutrient dense but there are a group of foods called Super foods that are generally superior because they can be rapidly absorbed and assimilated, they can be used to treat certain ailments and medical conditions, enhance immunity, boost nutrition and supercharge energy levels, making them a perfect choice during your Pre-cleanse.
Most super foods are well known in their native countries and have been used for generations to holistically treat medical conditions. Well-known super foods include Aloe Vera and Algae’s (Chlorella, blue-green algae and Spirulina) but the last decade has introduced Wheatgrass, Goji berries, Maca, Bee pollen, Raw Cacao, Suma, Camu Camu, Noni and many many more.
Raw foods are full of vitality with a very high vibrational level but super foods are even higher and introducing them into your smoothies or foods with certainly supercharge you and put a spring in your step.