> What is a cleanse?
Most people have a very narrow definition of cleansing — a 3 or 5 day program of cold-pressed juices. While this is the most common way to cleanse, cleansing can actually take many forms and should be much more than just a 3-day change to your daily habit. A better definition of cleansing is any break from your usual routine, which incorporates more organic plant-based food and juice into your diet. Simply adding one green juice into your everyday diet is a cleanse. Importantly, cleansing is not a finite activity. It is a holistic program that involves setting wellness goals with specific pre and post-cleanse plans. The before and after is just as important as the cleanse itself.
> How are Organic Avenue's cleanses different from other cleanses?
Though there are many ways to cleanse, the process we're dedicated to includes 1) Pure, organic ingredients—always, no substitutions. 2) A 9-ton hydraulic juice press—an extraordinary juicer that retains the most nutrients possible. 3) Constant refrigeration— our juice is made in a chilled environment and maintained cold until you are ready to enjoy it. This keeps nutrient retention at a maximum. 4) We focus on detoxing AND restoration. With fruit and vegetable juices high in potassium, antioxidants, and chlorophyll, we help you remove acidity from the blood and tissues and restore alkalinity and balance to your whole system. 5) Expert support – we are with you every step of the way. Our knowledgeable OA Advisors and Cleanse Concierge teams are available to guide you through pre-cleanse transitioning, during the cleanse, post-cleanse planning and long-term maintenance. We also send you instructional emails to keep you fully informed.
> How often should I do a cleanse program?
Many people are unsure of how frequently to cleanse. Cleansing is different for everyone and can be beneficial at many different times. For some, cleansing is the kick-start to a new health routine. For others, it can be a way to regain balance after a period of unhealthy eating. And still for others, it is a monthly or seasonal tune-up.
> Why should I cleanse?
Cleansing is good for your body for many reasons. First, it gives your digestive system a chance to rest and recharge. Our air, water, food and cosmetics can contain substances that are harmful. Replacing regular meals with cold-pressed juices and whole foods floods your body with healthful vitamins and nutrients, allowing it to release toxins. As Alejandro Junger, M.D. explains, “Humans have always instinctually known that a regular period of resting and recharging the body will let it shed the accumulated toxins and waste materials that tend to build up in all of us simply from living.” Cleansers report feeling refreshed with greater energy, mental clarity and an overall sense of “feeling better.” Some report modest weight loss and glowing skin. Finally, cleansing also reinvigorates your taste buds. By removing chemicals, pesticides and processed food from your diet, your taste buds will fully taste what you are ingesting, once again making healthful eating more pleasurable.
> Doesn't our body cleanse naturally? Why do I need to do a specific cleanse program?
Yes, every day your lungs, liver, blood and colon are working hard to keep you clean. Unfortunately, with our modern diet, increased stress and environmental pollution, we are absorbing an ever increasing amount of toxins. Over time these excess toxins get stored in our tissues and cells. Embarking on a cleansing program for a period of time gives us the chance to play catch up. The break from digestion allows for more energy to be spent on repairing the body.
> How do I plan for my pre and post cleanse?
Cleansing is a holistic program that involves setting wellness goals with specific pre and post-cleanse plans. The before and after is just as important as the cleanse itself. Click here
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