Post Holiday Cleanse Options

In the era of fad diets where any celebrity who owns a frying pan can publish a cookbook, prudence, research, and careful judgment are key in selecting a cleanse that’s right for you. Input from your doctor, nutritionist or naturopath is also crucial before you begin. Here are some popular cleanse options well- suited for the YP lifestyle:

The Wild Rose Herbal D-Tox
This 12-day program is one of the longer durations found among similar cleanses, though rest assured, you won’t go hungry. Provided you stick to the allowed foods, there is no limit to the quantity you can eat. This requires some culinary creativity as many kitchen staples (wheat, dairy, and sugar) are strictly off limits. With a little research you can find some delicious recipes like these from seasoned cleanse veterans. The kit, which costs around $40, comes with four herbal supplements taken twice daily. These, combined with a strict diet, are said to enhance metabolism to leave you feeling “lighter, healthier and clearer.”

The Juice Cleanse
Brought to you by local celebs “The Juice Truck Guys,” this cleanse is a dream for the busy young professional. No cooking, no preparation, and provided you live in Vancouver, they’ll deliver everything right to your door. Depending on your willpower, this cleanse can be done for a duration of 3, 5 or 7 days. During this time you subsist only on juice, though they do provide a tasty and diverse selection (7 different kinds each day) to keep you as satisfied as possible throughout. All of the juice recipes have been carefully designed by a nutritionist, and the claimed results are clearer skin, better sleep, improved digestion and better overall physical and mental health. Prices range from $195.00 – $455.00 depending on duration.

ReCleanse Herbal Cleanse Whole Body Detox
Just 3 to 7 days and about $15 is all you’ll need to budget for this cleanse. This kit comes with a variety of herbal supplements that target the “five organs of elimination” (liver, kidneys, colon, skin and lungs) to aid your body’s natural detoxification processes. It’s accompanied by a fairly complex nutritional guide to help navigate the wide variety of permissible foods. Sugar and most dairy are out, but a surprising amount of those oh-so-tasty carbs are still allowed in moderation. This cleanse will supposedly leave you “leaner and cleaner” with reduced cravings and improved memory and concentration.

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