The Colorado Cleanse is a 2 week, at-home, Ayurvedic digestive detox and lymph cleanse program. Unlike other fad cleanses, the Colorado Cleanse is rooted in sound medical science and the ancient cleansing wisdom of Ayurveda.
**These patient reports reflect the results of individual patients and as results will vary, similar results should not be expected.**
My digestive system has vastly improved. No longer am I having small and loose stools. My energy level is higher, calmer, and more consistent all day long. I no longer have ankle and knee swelling, in fact, all my joints are flexible and pain-free. The cravings for sugar and fat have left. I think about healthy food rather than salt, sweet and fat … It seems miraculous. Best of all I am meditating every morning and working out happily at least 3 times a week. My yoga practice is a pleasure now that my joints are flexible and a normal size. Thank you for a flat belly and a new way of life. I look forward to my next seasonal cleanse.
I am a seasoned cleanser but have never done anything along the CC format. During the cleanse I hoped to lose some weight. I lost about 5 lbs., but the following 2 weeks post-cleanse, I proceeded to lose an additional 6 lbs. I think the cleanse really kicked my metabolism into gear! That combined with a new workout regimen has helped get my 40-something body feeling and looking great!
Nothing but good news! In the two weeks, I not only shed the little bit of extra winter weight that my body just couldn’t let go but systematically reprogramed my attitude about food and revamped my eating habits. I had some recurring skin rashes that were similar to eczema around my ears – usually triggered by stress and dehydration – gone. I had a node in my neck that would come and go, but never really went away – gone (manjistha is my miracle!), I have found that when I do eat something “sinful” and delicious, my body processes it, and I don’t have lingering cravings. Overall, I found the cleanse to be THE MOST BENEFICIAL and thoughtful cleanse out there. No one goes hungry, and the blissful state of being that accompanies the cleanse is the best gift to self! Thank you, Dr. J!!
I am completely off of fiber supplements. I hadn’t been regular without them for more years than I care to count. Now my digestion is working perfectly, and I am thrilled.
I am also off of sleep aids, another miracle that I think is the result of giving up caffeine. I didn’t expect that the relatively small amount of caffeine that I drank might have been the cause of 5 years of sleep problems, but I guess it must have been since the result was immediate after 1 day off of caffeine.
I lost 7 pounds during the cleanse, and it has stayed off. That wasn’t enough for other folks to really notice, but it made a huge impact on how I felt (both physically and emotionally. This motivates me to stay on a clean and balanced diet of 3 meals a day (I had been snacking horribly before the cleanse). I know exactly what to do if any weight creeps on. This is empowering beyond belief.I no longer feel dominated and threatened by food!
I feel overall healthier than I have in 20 years!
So many things amazed me about the cleanse. The tangible results were obvious – lost 11 pounds and it came off in places where it’s always hard to lose. I usually lose from the top down, but this weight came off my thighs, hips and middle first. My eyes were whiter and brighter and I felt so much lighter. I was tired initially, but that didn’t last and I slept so well. It felt so good to be taking the time to take care of myself. Now the intangibles. I had some baseline blood work done a month before the cleanse and then again a week after so I could see those results. Wow! My cholesterol dropped 57 points, my TSH went from 6.31 to 1.85 and Lipoprotein(a) went from 72 to 7. And, mind you, I had been trying hard prior to the cleanse to manage those numbers with nutrition, diet, and exercise. So, something really clicked with the cleanse. It was so helpful to do this as a group cleanse. The information and support made me much more aware of what was happening in my body.
I have not felt so clean and light in a very long time.since I have finished the cleanse my energy level has been amazing!
I felt better through the whole cleanse. I lost 10lbs and felt lighter and cleaner. I had a lot of emotion that surfaced which I wanted to let go of too.
I joined the Colorado Cleanse in the hope that it would help with my high blood pressure problem. So far, my numbers have been amazing! I stopped my medication because it was so low. (I have a doctor’s appointment next week) So, I am very happy with the cleanse for this result alone.
Wanting to stay true to the cleanse, I was able to resist snacking and notice how much of my munching was just a mindless habit. I feel energized and light and am able to stick to 3 meals a day, no problem. My husband was able to break his coffee/caffeine addiction. He hasn’t had any since the day before the pre-cleanse.He experienced no headaches and has no cravings!! We didn’t do this for weight loss, but I lost 6 and my husband lost 10 pounds. A nice bonus as we head into the cold New England winter and heavier foods, holiday parties, etc. Both of us feel so good! We’ve both done many mini cleanses, and I’ve done 7-day panchakarma. This is by far the best experience we’ve had cleansing at home.Thank you!
I had a major sweet tooth, especially after meals and also was a big “snacker”, like hot cocoa and a bagel around 10am, even though I had a good breakfast and then chips or something salty around 2pm, despite having a good lunch. Those cravings are gone now and eating 3 meals a day is totally doable for me. I never expected to get to this point!
The most dramatic improvement is that my desire to snack is pretty much gone. Specifically, the “habit” of grazing because I think I need food is gone. My energy is more stable throughout the day. I’ve lost 5 pounds. Skin is clearer. I love the self-massage oil!
I have been cleansing for many years but lately during cleanses I get so constipated and my back goes into spasms. So the cleanses have become torturous! I know it’s not doing what it is supposed to because my body is so stressed. The Colorado Cleanse was great because I was totally relaxed, didn’t feel deprived, and was eliminating (most of the time). I also never knew what to eat when coming off of a cleanse, I usually went back to bad habits. Now I feel committed to the three meals a day and have not craved what I ate before the cleanse. I started eliminating coffee, sugar, and wheat a few weeks before the cleanse, so now that I have been eating like this for about a month, it feel very natural and right. I was experiencing Lyme disease-like symptoms over the summer (big here in the east) with achy joints and fatigue. All that has gone away and my arthritic toe is starting to regain much of its range of motion.
I lost 9 lbs. I feel good and calm. My skin glows, no wrinkles (and I’m 53). I’m in tune with the rhythm of the day. I’m sleeping great. No cravings. I’m a happy camper!!
I always love this cleanse, especially when it’s over. I feel lighter and wow the dreams about my life are incredible. I really feel a change in my thoughts and actions, cause and effect. Thanks to the LifeSpa.
Lost 6 pounds! Digestion feels easy and good again. I feel light and more grounded at the same time. I have also picked up some good habits that are easy to keep up.
I just love how I’m continuing to feel and look. I haven’t been on a scale in years but know when I’ve lost or gained and I’ve shed some pounds especially in the last few days. Mostly I appreciate the calm energy I’m experiencing. My caffeine habit was minimal before (1 cup of black tea a day) but I can see now how very sensitive I am. Finding out how food affects my well being has shifted so much for me and I now feel I have some solid insights into how to create calm and stay feeling light…a delicious way to go through the day. Thank you!
So many improvements, let me count the ways! My skin is clearer and more radiant, I lost 5 pounds and 5 inches from my body, my digestion feels great and more consistent, my chronic sinus induced sore throat is mostly gone, no cravings for large meals, heavy, processed foods, cheese, wheat, or alcohol UNLESS I go too long without eating. It was very enlightening to notice that I crave lower quality foods when I’m stressed, or when I don’t plan well. It was also a great surprise that my throat feels so much better. I teach for a living and have been dealing with a chronically hoarse voice for the last two years, and it feels so much better now. All of these things I didn’t even realize were that problematic until I felt what it is like to be free of them.
I had great success with the cleanse on a number of fronts. My mind and mood were calm and stable, I cleared out resentments I was hanging on to from 2 old relationships, I lost fat weight (I don’t currently have a scale so I don’t know how much) from my thighs, belly, buttocks area and I feel clearer on the foods that I should eat for optimum energy going forward. All of these benefits are carrying through the end of the fast and are still true for me today.
This was my first cleanse and I thought the experience was very cool.I enjoyed eating the food on the pre- and post-cleanse and didn’t struggle with the kitchari-only part of the cleanse. I am now still WANTing to eat a low-fat, mostly gluten- and dairy-free diet. I only lost a few pounds but am feeling lighter and clearer. Best of all my long-term chronic problem with constipation is much improved.
My energy is more even throughout the day, I can’t stop whistling (starting to feel like one of the seven dwarfs), and I am not as sensitive to environmental allergens! This is one big reason I did the cleanse in the first place.
I did the Cleanse and while it was a challenge to get through, I really started seeing great results afterward and figured it would be even better to give it another go in the fall. As you said, the second cleanse was generally easier for me and I felt much calmer. My digestion has improved immensely since I started the first cleanse, and it continues to get better even in the days after the fall cleanse. My digestion has been horrific for as long as I can remember, so this is a REALLY big deal! YAY!
I have no word to describe how happy I am. I lost 5 pounds.I look unimaginably very good. I am peaceful, different outlook to life.Enjoying the life as a new person. I feel sad it is over. I continue to focus on the breath, I don’t want the experience to go away. Thank you for doing this.
Along with weight, I feel I’ve shed emotional baggage that I’ve been carrying around for I don’t know how long.
I feel really fantastic now that the cleanse is completed. My food cravings have completely gone away and I have no desire for cookies, coffee or sweets. I also don’t feel like eating greasy egg dishes or cheese. This is quite a switch for me! I am very content with the seasonal fruits and veggies, especially apples. I also have experienced benefits from the yoga, meditation, skin brushing and oiling. I feel like my lymph system is running much more smoothly, and is not congested. I lost about 9 pounds, and several skin problems cleared up. I feel like the heat of the summer has calmed down in my body, and I am ready to enter the winter months full of clear and calm energy. Thanks for a fabulous experience!
Before this cleanse I was suffering from extreme perimenopause symptoms of anxiety at night. The first week I did experience some stress and had episodes of anxiety at night but they were not nearly as severe as they were before. By the beginning of week 2, the episodes diminished in severity about 70% and I was able to continue sleeping after each episode. Now in the post cleanse I have not had any episodes and although I still have hot flashes they are less in severity also. I feel more energy but a steady energy not hyper.I love eating the 3 Season Diet and although I lost very little weight (only 4 lbs.) and still need to lose 68 lbs I have no desire to ever do another “crash diet” again – not after knowing how good it feels to feel good.My thinking is clearer and I feel more balanced. I am excited about how great I will feel as I continue with this program and regain my good health.Thank you!!
I really enjoyed this cleanse.I found it easier to stick with than other cleanses I’ve tried even though this cleanse was longer.I feel detoxified and even lost 5 pounds!
This cleanse was even better than the first. I felt stronger, more focused and comfortable during this cleanse. I was able to eat (3) solid meals each day with no snacks and my appetite decreased significantly. I definitely went into fat burning mode and got rid of not only food toxins but emotional ones as well. I was angry and sad which are emotions I haven’t felt for some time. I know it was my bodies way of clearing out those old emotions that no longer serve me and the person I’ve become. It was cathartic and very enlightening.
Hi, I lost 9 pounds and feel much better because of it. I feel lighter and somewhat more energized. I’ve done both cleanses and they’ve been very helpful.
Lost 4 to 5 pounds and have kept it off.
I have given up my addiction to diet Dr. Pepper and as small as that sounds I no longer have that jittery energy. I am getting connected to my body:)
I lost some weight with the cleanse and feel better, cleaner. Additionally, I’ve had a fatty deposit in my upper thigh for a few years. I feel that it has reduced in size during the cleanse! I hope it continues to reduce, but realize it may take another cleanse to completely disappear.
Lost about 10 pounds. Felt very calm and balanced during the main cleanse. It has been easy to continue with a healthy diet post-cleanse.
The cleanse worked like clockwork for me. I lost 8 pounds beginning to end and am so far keeping it off. I believe I have reset my metabolism and my digestion and have had no compunction to dive back into indulgent eating habits. My husband is now interested and has asked me for eating tips.I think we will be doing the short cleanse together sometime in the next two months.
The setup and structure of the cleanse and the support system left no room for unanswered questions or confusion. All the materials were thorough, professional and very clear. I look forward to the spring cleanse, hopefully with my husband and maybe some friends!
Thanks again you wonderful Lifespa people! The cleanse- my second with you- was again a life-changing experience. I am now within 5 pounds of my high school graduation weight and I am 56 years old! I had learned that I have celiacs disease about 5 months before the last cleanse. I had changed my diet but just wasn’t seeing results. I truly felt so awful all the time I wasn’t sure how much longer I could go on. I was also about 25 pounds over my preferred weight and feeling so sluggish and bloated. The cleanse was just what I needed to undo all those years of poisoning myself! Between changing my diet and repairing my digestive system, I feel like I am living in a different body! I just assumed that aches and pains were a part of being fifty-ish! This summer I took in all of my pants and after this second cleanse I think I can go down a second pant size!
I love this cleanse. I always feel like it gives me a jolt back on track. Cravings subside, I feel a lightness and a calm sense of bliss. I have been recommending it to MANY people. It’s a fabulous way to detox without any suffering or uncomfortableness.
The cleanse was a chance for me to kick a laxative (herbal) habit that I had for years. It hopefully has reset my eating habits and patterns.
I have seen that with clear and good quality eating my intestine wants to do what it is supposed to do without any other assistance. This is a big first step to getting my deeper systems back on track. yay! the Colorado cleanse.
I expected that my RA symptoms would benefit from the cleanse and they did, but I also experienced fewer seasonal allergy symptoms.
I am sleeping great since the cleanse. Prior I would wake up at 1 or 2 AM and not fall asleep again until 4ish. Also, my mood is more consistent not so many ups and downs. Very few hot flashes.
I lost about 8 pounds during the cleanse and I feel lighter and calmer. The cleanse itself was isolating at times but it was also really good for me to take that time to work on myself. I had linear vision during the cleanse and I still feel the benefits from the cleanse; I choose healthy food options.
I am obese and over 3 years ago, I started on a journey to shed my excess weight. After dropping about 60 pounds, I became stuck on a plateau and despite all of my efforts (whole food diet, cardio, strength training, calorie counting, etc.) I could not budge off of the plateau and as a result, the yo-yo dieting started again and I wound up regaining some of the weight I lost. This went on for nearly 2 years (seriously) until I did the Cleanse in Spring 2010.I lost 15 pounds during the cleanse and have been losing weight steadily ever since! I lost 10 lb. during the Cleanse in Fall 2010 and as of now, I have lost about 60 pounds total since the first cleanse. I understand the cleanse isn’t about losing weight but I truly believe that detoxing my fat cells and cleaning and healing my GI tract has truly fundamentally changed how my body works. I am thrilled!
The thought I took away from doing the cleanse is as you age, lightening up your body is beneficial. I do feel better eating less, and notice my inflammation diminishes with better nutrition. Plus I loved the yoga.
Hi Everyone!I absolutely love the Colorado Cleanse. The first one I did in the Spring & my sense of smell was unbelievable! I, of course, felt better, more connected with myself. The last cleanse I did in the Fall was wonderful too. I lost about 10 lbs. I have not gotten on the scale.I try to stay away from the scale & keep my mind focused more on eating healthy & knowing & feeling how much better I feel when I am eating healthy. I am more conscious of what, when, & how I eat.I am forever grateful for the good health that Dr. D offers to everyone. Thank you, Dr. D!
Second Colorado Cleanse, I feel the cleanse really starts working in the emotional levels after the 14th day. Yes, there are many benefits physically and I am lighter both emotionally and released another 5-7 lbs. Dr. John’s term, things just roll off my back, not much reaction to things and most importantly, things are just going my way or it not, very little or no reaction.
Every time I do the short home cleanse or the Colorado Cleanse it gets easier and easier. This time around I have had amazing energy even though I was battling a cold going into this.It has really helped me think about why and when I eat.I am more determined than ever to stay the course and continue eating my 3 meals a day and eating with the seasons.I don’t want this great feeling to end!:)
I did not feel hungry on the cleanse.In fact, I had to force myself sometimes to eat a third meal to get in all of the recommended food during the pre-cleanse and the vitamins during the main cleanse.I struggled with headaches and tiredness during the first two days without my coffee but felt fine after that. I lost several pounds and enjoyed the warm water and transition to no snacking.
A great experience. My energy increased, my weight decreased. It was easy to follow, I loved the suggested foods and swallowing the pills [herbal capsules] and oils was not a problem. Thank you.
Four weeks after the cleanse I am able to easily stick to three meals a day with no more mid-afternoon sugar crash and cravings!
Since I finished the cleanse my cravings and snacking have been eliminated. I eat two to three healthy meals and feel satisfied with even energy throughout the day.
The most apparent change I’ve experienced has been a consistent good night’s sleep.I’m highly stressed as a caregiver, and sleep is my most precious commodity. I’m very grateful.
Excellent, informative, instructive.I love the added dimension of the calls and also that the ayurvedic herbs help the body help itself and not become dependent on them.
I really enjoyed the camaraderie, even though I’m a thousand miles away.I felt supported in my effort, which gave me the initiative to stick to it!
After having to deal with weird health issues that no one could explain to me for more than a decade (especially doctors), this has been the one thing that has worked best for me.Am I back at 100%?Not yet.But even if I did not have the opportunity to improve my health with future cleanses, I feel so much better now that I’d be OK feeling as good as I do now for the rest of my life. But, why stop now? :0)
This isn’t an easy cleanse but man, the effects are completely worth the effort.I have several friends that have cleansed with me. One has actually eliminated her food sensitivities, mild asthma, skin rashes, and congestion.How amazing!
It’s amazing how great you feel.
I think it is all it is advertised to be.I find Dr. Douillard very well-educated and articulate.I appreciated all the background and explanation for the reasons we were doing certain parts of the cleanse.I find him very credible and professional with a lovely manner.
I have recommended it to many people!
Having done the master cleanse – I see the difference in a starvation cleanse and this one.
Yes, I recommended it to my husband this last time and we both enjoyed going through the process together, ending the cleanse with Panchakarma was the best!