We hold two group cleanses per year, in the spring and the fall. The Colorado Cleanse is a 14-day, at-home Ayurvedic digestive detox and lymph cleanse program. You will cleanse with a community of hundreds of people around the world. John Douillard provides step-by-step guidance via live Q&A calls, video lectures, daily emails with tips […]
Cleansing vs Fasting Summary Decades of research has found that a low- or no-fat diet or prolonged fasting can cause the gallbladder to not contract fully, leaving concentrated bile to form sludge and stones. Ayurvedic cleanses employ a low-calorie diet of ghee, to force the gallbladder to fully empty, and a monodiet of kitchari. This […]
Did you know that the number one cause of gallbladder disease is a low-to-no-fat diet? Considering gallbladder removal is the number one abdominal surgery in the US, I think this is worth talking about!
Gallbladder removal is the most common elective abdominal surgery in America. Gallstones, just one reason the gallbladder fails, affect 10-15% of Americans, or 20-25 million people. More importantly, why has gallbladder disease risen by 20%+ in the last 30 years?1 In the 1960s, America was told a lie that fat would cause heart disease! Since […]
The world may not need another cleanse, but the cleanse I’m introducing to you is not new—in fact, it is thousands of years old: perhaps the oldest Ayurvedic detox of all! There is one catch: this cleanse, the LifeSpa Kaya Kalpa Cleanse, is NOT for everyone. It’s more aggressive than our first two cleanses, the […]
Beets may seem a humble little food, but they pack a huge health punch! I have been a big fan of beets and their health benefits for some time. I use beets as a major part of our Colorado Cleanse and as a bile-thinning agent for congested bile and pancreatic ducts. But the power of […]
While spring is a great time to lose those extra holiday pounds, it is also a time that we can easily gain weight. Let me explain so that we can all become successful springtime fat burners.
Kitchari: Ayurveda’s #1 Superfood Above all other Indian meals, kitchari is considered beneficial for spiritual growth, intestinal repair, and rejuvenation. It’s an Ayurvedic detox food, but in my house, as in many around the world, it’s consumed regularly as a staple throughout the year. Kitchari, pronounced kich-ah-ree and sometimes spelled khichadi or khichdi, has long […]
The most powerful cycle in nature is the seasons, which motivate birds to fly south, whales to migrate and leaves to fall. Each time the season changes is an opportunity to reset digestion and detoxify, which are easily bogged down by stress, toxins, and bad food. Ayurvedic doctors designed seasonal rejuvenation and cleansing strategies that turn on digestive fire and cleanse the liver and gall bladder, while flushing lymphatic toxins and strengthening the protective lining of the digestive system.
March 4, 2019 | 58 minutes, 24 seconds Download Reset Your Digestive + Detox Clock This Spring At LifeSpa, we have three Ayurvedic cleanses available this spring: Short Home Cleanse is an easy 4-day ghee and kitchari cleanse and digestive reset. Download the free eBook here. Guided Colorado Cleanse is a 14-day Ayurvedic ghee and […]
How much difference does going organic really make? In a pilot study by the Swedish Environmental Research Institute, scientists set out to discover the effects of eating only organic food. They wanted to measure the amount of pesticide that accumulates in the body from conventional foods, and if that residue would change when eating organic […]
Every spring, nature makes some dramatic shifts as part of its New Year strategy for optimal health. After a long winter of heavy, hard-to-digest proteins and fats, we have likely packed on some needed winter insulation. Come spring, the insulation has got to go! If kept on too long, this extra fat can congest lymphatics […]