A Full Body Detox, Just in Time for Fall
With the fun-filled festivities of summer slowly fading from our minds and fall barrelling towards us at full speed, many of us are seeking a full body detox program to rid ourselves of excess weight and bloating caused by one too many summer indulgences, parties, and vacations. Whether you’re starting a new school year, heading back to work after a leisurely summer of vacationing, or simply looking to reboot your body for a new season rather than waiting for new year’s resolutions, a body detox program is an excellent way to quickstart your metabolism, shed a bit of excess weight, and make sure your body is functioning its absolutely best just in time for a new season. Before we get started with our step-by-step guide to detoxing with Pure Green, let’s talk about why it’s important to reset your body seasonally, and remain mindful of the changing of the seasons.
Body Detox Programs Aren’t Just For Springtime
While it may seem unreasonable to undertake a detox program in the fall, traditional Ayurvedic wisdom suggests otherwise. Traditionally, we are accustomed to cleansing after a long winter, to shed excess winter weight and prep our bodies for the active summer season. As it turns out, the transitional nature of the autumn season is the perfect opportunity to gently cleanse your body post-summer and prep yourself for optimal winter wellness. In order to fully understand the seasonality of cleansing, though, we must first understanding the general concepts of ayurvedic medicine.
Ayurvedic theory is primarily centered around the concept of the three doshas: vata, pitta and kapha, the definitions of which you can find below:
Vata Dosha: representing the earth elements of air and ether. Generally, this dosha is characterized by creativity and change.
Pitta Dosha: characterized by energy, achievement and action.
Kapha Dosha: representing groundedness, stability and growth.
Generally, each individual contains their own unique mix of these three doshas, though that mix can vary from season to season. During the hot, active summer months, an excess of Pitta Dosha can accumulate in the body. This dosha is characterized by energy, achievement and action. The transition to fall brings with it a heavier emphasis on air via the Vata Dosha, characterized by instability, change and anxiety. Adding anxiety to energy is a less than ideal combination, essentially fueling the fire within. This can be a toxic combination if not handled appropriately, leading to burnout, chronic anxiety, and more. For this reason, a gentle body detox is ideal leading into fall, and Pure Green’s juice delivery program can help you get there. Below, we outline exactly how we do it.
Let Juice Delivery Guide Your Fall Detox
Embarking on any cleanse program can feel like a daunting undertaking, especially if you haven’t previously cleansed before. No one understands this better than Pure Green, which is why we’ve launched a juice delivery program that can help anyone have an enjoyable cleansing experience, from anywhere nationwide. So, how exactly do our juice cleansing programs work? Below, we’ll tell you how.
Cleansing with Pure Green Juice Delivery
Before we dive into the juicy details (pun intended), let’s talk about what a juice cleanse is and how it can benefit your body. We’ve already covered the basic concepts of Ayurvedic theory, so we have a general understanding how why one might want to embark on a cleanse post-summer. But what does a juice cleanse actually do and how does it work?
Think back to all of your summer indulgences. Maybe you consumed a few too many alcoholic beverages over the summer, or indulged in dessert more often than you normally would. Come the end of summer, you may be experiencing symptoms of a toxic system, including weight gain, acne, bloating, lethargy, irritability, constipation, digestive issues, dry skin, and more. These are all signs that your organs are not working at their optimal level. Your body’s two main detox organs include the liver and the kidneys, but when these organs become overloaded with toxins (think one too many beers at your backyard summer send-off party), they have a hard time catching up and can become backed up with toxins. These toxins then sit in your system, causing all sorts of unwanted side effects such as those we mentioned above.
A juice cleanse consists of ceasing all solid food consumption for a period of time, usually between 3-5 days, and consuming only nutrient-dense cold pressed juice. Think of a juice cleanse as soap to dirty hands. By allowing your digestive system to rest and flooding your body with vitamins, minerals and essential nutrients, you’re effectively clearing out all the unwanted, backed up toxins from your body and rebooting your system so that your organs can efficiently flush toxins from the body moving forward. It’s an excellent way to jumpstart your metabolism, leading to decreased bloat, increased energy, clearer skin, and a whole slew of other amazing results.
Pure Green Juice Delivery
Pure Green recently launched its juice delivery program, making it easier than ever to embark on a full body detox program this fall, no matter where you are in the U.S. Our cleanse experts will help you decide which cleanse is right for you, whether it’s one of our cleanse line-ups or a custom cleanse built just for you and your detox goals. Ordering online is simple, fun and fast, and you can even order by the case so that you never run low on cold pressed juice.
How to Detox Your Body This Season
Now that we have a better understanding of why we should cleanse in the fall, the basics of Ayurvedic theory, and how juice cleansing works, let;s talk about what we recommend for your fall detox and how you can make the most of it this season. Below is our step-by-step guide to a safe, gentle and effective body detox this fall:
- Prepare Your Body Ahead of Time — Similar to meal-prepping on Sundays for the week ahead, we recommend that you lay out your cleansing plan for the week on Sunday evening, so that come Monday morning, you are fully prepared with your juice lineup, water, tea, and anything else you may need to make your experience enjoyable. It helps to also cut out sugar, caffeine, and processed foods a few days before your cleanse begins so that your cleanse is not so intense.
- Lose the All or Nothing Mindset — An important note to remember, especially when embarking on a gentle fall cleanse, is that an all or nothing approach won’t help you. Be gentle with your body and listen to its needs. If you feel faint, have an apple or a few raw almonds. Snacks like this are more than okay during a cleanse, and will not affect the overall outcome. Some people even juice to partake in a “mini-cleanse” that allows for one sensible meal at the end of the day, after consuming cold pressed juice throughout the day. This meal can include raw produce, nuts or seeds, and a small serving of lean protein.
- Rest and Pamper Yourself — Rest and mindfulness are of the utmost importance when cleansing. Be sure to take time off work if needed, choose a cleansing time when you do not have any important work or familial events or responsibilities, and rest as much as possible. You can workout gently if you wish and feel up to it, but don’t push your body with a heavy weight lifting or cardio-intensive workout. Take baths, dry brushing before, take naps during the day when needed, drink plenty of water, and relax. This time should be used to get back to basics and listen to your body. After all, it knows what’s best for you.
- Plan for the Future — Just as we recommend planning ahead for your cleanse to see success, this time can also be used to plan for the season ahead, physically, mentally and spiritually. Take some time to set intentions for yourself, recognize thought patterns that have not served you in the past, and create goals for yourself to course-correct and get back on track for the upcoming fall season. Planning and setting intentions in this way can help keep your mind clear and focused, easing anxiety and ultimately helping your body to run optimally, inside and out.
Questions About Cleansing? Ask Pure Green
We support your cleansing goals 100% and aim to be there for you before, during and after your cleanse process. We want to be the first to congratulate you on your decision to research body detox programs this fall, and will do our best to ensure your success. If you have questions about cleansing, cold pressed juice, or seasonal health, please don’t hesitate to reach out to a Pure Green expert today. Happy cleansing!