Juice cleansing enables the body to naturally go into detox mode while flooding it with live nutrients and enzymes. We like to think of our Moon Juice Cleanses as a juice feast, a holiday for the body, the ultimate indulgence.
As we live, eat, and breathe, we accumulate toxins in the body. It’s important to take the time to release ourselves of these toxins, as they can lead to both physical and mental imbalances.
We spend an enormous amount of energy on the constant strain of digestion. When we stop eating solid food, our organs are free to redirect blood and energy to the brain, the skin, the liver, and other neglected areas. This allows the body to eliminate toxins and to take much needed rest.
Fasting allows the body to direct energy from the sympathetic nervous system to the parasympathetic nervous system, where the body can begin to detoxify and heal.
Some signs that it is time to cleanse are: A weakened immune system. Troubled skin. Allergies. Low moods or anger. Sleeplessness. Poor digestion. Weight gain. Low energy. Feeling and looking blah.
Our Rainbow, Indigo and Green cleanses are made to support your body in its detoxification process as you go about your daily routine. Over the course of your day, you will be flooding your system with over 20 pounds of certified organic, raw produce and nuts or seeds. The only thing missing is the fiber.
We provide 6 certified organic juices, a nut or seed milk, and an Enzymatic Aloe Tonic for each day of your cleanse. This is a nurturing and healing daily dose of juice, allowing you to support your body, not deprive it or stress it out.
Whether this is your first cleanse or your tenth, each experience is unique. The overarching theme is peeling away the layers and shedding old patterns as you move towards a new paradigm. This may pertain to food choices, relationships, career, family, and faith.
How To Cleanse
In order to prepare your body to be flooded with detoxifying nutrients, enzymes, and minerals, we recommend that you shift your diet a few days before the juice cleanse begins. It is best to eliminate the following three days prior to your cleanse:
Caffeine | Alcohol | Nicotine | Refined sugar | Animal products | Wheat
If you can spend these few days eating raw foods, broths, sea vegetables, juices and smoothies, and drinking lots of water it will lead to a more comfortable and graceful cleanse.
Within the first 24-36 hours of abstaining from solid foods, the body enters a state of detoxification. Energy that was used for digestion is now redirected to cleansing. The raw and certified organic juices act as cleansing agents, their enzymes dissolving the toxins being released.
After several days of fasting, the walls of the colon release a build up of plaque, allowing the body to maximize absorption of nutrition and ending autointoxication through the intestines. At this stage, you may also experience a release of stored emotions and memories, and a heightened sense of clarity.
Once these toxins begin to leave the body we feel euphoric energy, increased mental capacity, and release of negative emotion. Steeped in high vibrational juices and foods, we literally begin to vibrate on new levels and tune into more subtle planes of consciousness.
Here are some tips to make your cleansing journey more enjoyable:
Drink all your juice. We strongly urge you to drink all of your juices everyday, either in a constant drip or by setting an alarm to have a juice at least every two hours.
Drink lots of water and herbal tea. Continue to drink water or any herbal teas you may desire.
Stay warm. It’s a good idea to stay warm, as you may feel colder while cleansing. Be sure to bundle up or take a warm bath if you feel chilly!
Rest. Give yourself the time and space to rest as some major cleaning and healing takes place below the surface. Listen to yourself. If you feel a bit run down, make sure to take it easy
Release those toxins. Our favorite easy ways to aid your body in releasing toxins include:
· Sweating: This could mean strolling, stretching, your regular exercise routine, or far infrared sauna. Be sure not to let that toxic sweat sit on your skin—rinse off, or you will reabsorb unwanted toxins.
· Skin brushing.
· Tongue scraping.
· Oil pulling.
· Colon hydrotherapy: Colonic hydrotherapy is an effective, fast way to release a lot of toxins. Colonics are very effective in helping with any flu like symptoms, headaches, light-headedness or moodiness that may arise while detoxing.
· Far infrared sauna.
· Taking an evening bath with magnesium salts.
· Deep breathing.
Once you get through those first big detox days and your system is drenched with live nutrients, you will experience a sharp clarity, a grounded calm, a sense of weightlessness, and a natural energy from within.
Sleep will come easily and be deep, rising will feel effortless, and the days in between will flow. You will be charged on revived excitement and stamina. Your skin will glow, your eyes will shine, your body’s weight will balance, and you will be buzzing with health.
Coming off of a cleanse properly is a critical part of the process. For the first day post-cleanse, it’s best to add just soups and smoothies. In the following few days, come down from the cleanse the same way you prepared for it, eating cleanly and avoiding caffeine, alcohol, nicotine, refined sugar, animal products, and wheat.