I remember fasting for the first time when I was 19. I had read Paul Bragg’s The Miracle of Fasting. I got hooked on health back then, and one cleanse led to another. Soon I was reading Bernard Jensen and doing colon cleanses, drinking clay and ingesting a cornucopia of herbs that left me all cleansed out, but unable to digest like I used to.
Though I was still just 20 years old, I had cleansed myself into having a digestive tract that only worked if I kept cleansing it. I called myself a “cleansing casualty,” weakened from too many harsh detox programs.
What I have observed with most detox programs is that they are very effective at detoxification, but little or no attention is given to the reasons the body became toxic in the first place. I think many of us assume that, because the world is toxic, we must be toxic as well and therefore must detoxify.
What most of us do not realize is that the body has an amazingly effective detox system that can process just about anything short of DDT. Basically, if the body is toxic, we must ask how it got that way, and fix that first.
Most of the harmful toxins in our environment are fat soluble, such as pesticides, preservatives, heavy metals, environmental pollutants, and parasites. Because they are not soluble in water, the kidneys cannot excrete them until they are processed through a functional digestive and detox system.
Poor digestion is your cue to a poor detox system. So many folks who do not tolerate wheat, dairy or fried food may, in fact, have weak digestion, and are therefore at risk of toxicity. In the presence of a weakened digestive/detox system, not only do we not tolerate hard-to-digest foods, but the fat soluble toxins will find their way into fat cells for storage, which unfortunately includes the brain.
If we jump into a detox program without resetting digestive strength and the body’s natural detox ability first, we run the risk of just moving these fat soluble toxins from one fat cell to another. This often causes uncomfortable detox reactions.
I designed the Colorado Cleanse based on years of experience with detoxification. In fact, I have been administering Ayurvedic Detox programs since 1986. What makes the Colorado Cleanse so effective and popular is threefold:
1. Before we cleanse toxic fat cells, we reset the body’s natural detox and digestive pathways so the body can process the toxins released during the Cleanse.
2. During the Colorado Cleanse, if you are straining, the body will just store the fat we are attempting to detox. Therefore, we don’t encourage straining. In fact, we say that if it isn’t comfortable, it isn’t working.
3. Because of the digestive and detox reset, there are little to no post-cleansing cravings or severe cleansing reactions.
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