An individual cleanse is a great way to:
- start off the new year
- give your digestion a boost after the holidays
- recover after a mild illness
- learn to eat seasonally
- build a daily routine
- to kick some cravings
The Ayurveda cleanse is a “mono diet” consisting of kitchari, a rice and lentil dish, cooked with seasonal vegetables and spices individually picked for your goals. There are multiple options for participating including the option to purchase spice packs and lentils to be delivered to your home prior to the cleanse.
How it Works:
You will be asked to complete an intake form prior to your appointment. During your appointment we will discuss your goals for the cleanse and put together a plan. A cleanse may last five to 16 days depending on your goals and preference. A typical cleanse eliminates or reduces wheat/gluten, alcohol, caffeine, sugar, and dairy for the duration of the cleanse. This is to help give the body a chance to reset. The specifics around these are dependent on the individual and their goals.
The first and last day are a “clean” eating day where you will eat regular non-processed foods of your choosing. A five day cleanse will have three days of kitchari. A longer cleanse may one two to three days of clean eating at the beginning and end of the cleanse, a 16 day cleanse as 10 days of kitcahri.
Daily practices such as meditation, exercise or yoga, or tongue scraping may also be suggested to aid in the cleanse. These will be specific for each individual and their goals.
In the middle of the cleanse a follow up appointment will allow us to check in and to see if any adjustments need to be made.
On the last day of your cleanse, you will have a short phone call to check in to see if there are any last questions or observations to help set you off on the right foot. (Major holidays excluded.)
Two weeks after the cleanse ends, you will receive and email checking in to see you how you are doing.
The time period for a cleanse will be about 1-3 weeks from the time of your initial appointment and depending on the duration of your cleanse. You will start with an intake appointment to discuss the cleanse, two days later (excluding non-business days) you will receive an email with your cleanse plan including any recipes, necessary spices, food lists, daily practices, and any other items to support your cleanse, and it will likely be necessary for you to have some time to acquire necessary items for the cleanse before starting. If you want to start on a specific day, please plan to have your initial appointment a minimum of seven days before you would like to start. If you are purchasing the spice pack option to have the spices mailed to you, please plan to add an additional five business days.
Please send your questions about the cleanse to firstname.lastname@example.org.