Many ancient texts speak of body cleansing, the need to fast now and then, for both physical and spiritual purification. You don’t have to be a yogi to give your organs of elimination a chance to rest and repair.
I think that over time, if you eat a 60-80 percent raw diet that includes a quart of green smoothie daily, and if you virtually eliminate processed foods and meat/dairy, you may experience slower but equally excellent results.
Depending on what part you want to target in body cleansing, you can flush the kidneys and liver with the Master Cleanse (a very old regimen using fresh lemon juice, cayenne, and a bit of real maple syrup in water). Dr. Jensen recommends several days of eating nothing but watermelon, when it’s in season. Or grapes, up to several pounds a day. The extra water and insoluble plant fiber are helpful in removing built-up waste. I often will go a few days eating nothing but green smoothie (and/or some Ultimate Meal shakes, and lots of water), just for a quick and easy cleanse that fits into my busy life.
If you have a lifetime of eating anything close to the S.A.D., I do recommend you undertake full body cleansing. The GreenSmoothieGirl Detox is 26 days of the most productive rest-and-repair you’ve likely given your body in an entire lifetime. And you needn’t suffer or starve. It walks you through several phases each cleansing a different organ. Once you are done with our 26 day program you will have cleansed the whole body, not just one specific organ. For more information on the GSG Detox program click HERE.
(Edited Sept. 2014)