Why The Cleanse:
- The focus of this cleanse is to get the body into (or back into) balance.
- If you are experiencing feelings of heaviness, sluggishness, brain fog or you just want to give your body the gift of a cleanse, this Spring Cleanse is for you.
- Possible benefits might include: body awareness to food, support for a healthy gut, reduce toxic burdens, identify food triggers, reduce inflammation.
- Encourages eating clean, seasonal foods that are not highly processed and stripped of nutrients.
- Applicable for many diet preferences: gluten-free, dairy-free, specific food sensitivities, vegetarian, etc.
A Seasonal Focus:
Incorporating the Cleanse with the Spring Season is important because as with everything in life, bringing the body, mind and spirit back to balance is always ideal. We often forget the power of Mother Nature and by pausing for just a moment to appreciate the world around us, we are creating an opportunity for our inner sparkle to come out and shine. And just like the changing of the seasons, our diets should change as well. The Spring Cleanse concentrates on incorporating lighter, brighter foods that give us more liveliness and prepares our bodies for the more “energetic” summer months.
Specific foods or foods eaten frequently could be a burden for the body to digest and may be related to a long list of health conditions such as digestive problems, headaches, chronic sinus drainage, low energy, depression, mood swings, skin irritation, joint aches, asthma, weight gain, and others. Often it isn’t until a food is removed that the connection between symptoms and foods can be made. The elimination portion of the Cleanse removes common foods that may be causing inflammation and helps individuals identify the foods that may be triggering the symptoms.
As part of the complete Cleanse Package we include four group-supported discussions that take place on Wednesday evenings. The focus of the group is to provide a platform where everyone can be supported by their peers as well as discuss how foods can help keep us healthy. If you can’t attend a meeting or if you live out of the Longmont area we have alternatives options available. Please contact us for more details.
Meeting Location and Cleanse Kit Pick-Up Location:
Be Well Bodyworks is a full-service wellness center located at 630 Coffman Street, Suite B, in Longmont, Colorado. We are open 7 days per week and provide complete wellness packages in massage therapy, acupuncture, yoga, reflexology and nutrition.
Included in the Cleanse Kit:
- 1 Spring Cleanse Booklet, 21-day meal plan and recipes
- 1 Cleanse powder (a complete nutrient label is available)
- 1 Custom-blended tea
- 1 Personal journal
- 1 rejuvenation candle
Services Included with the Cleanse (Out-of-Area Options are available):
- 4+ hours of nutritional discussion and group support
- Healthful snacks with recipes at each meeting
- Information specific to stress management, mindful eating, eating seasonal foods
- Discounted prices for massage services
Frequently Asked Questions
What is this cleanse all about?
This cleanse introduces clean eating to your diet so that the burden we place on our bodies is reduced, our organs function better, and toxins that we naturally store in our systems are gently eliminated.
Why do I need to cleanse?
We consume toxins every day through our foods, plastics, the air we breathe, the body products we use, etc., and if we don’t help our body eliminate these toxins, inflammation is often the result. A particular concern is that if we continue to ignore the body’s warning signs, then the symptoms might escalate and it may turn into a disease.
What if I’ve never done a cleanse before?
This cleanse is completely adjustable so that you can address your specific needs. For example, you may want to set a goal to eat only organic foods for the 21 days the cleanse takes place. Or you may want to start eating three balanced meals a day so that you get the nutrients your body needs. Of you may want to attend the meetings and not adjust your diet at this time so that you can learn about the local spring foods that are available in your area. Whatever you choose, the Certified Nutrition Consultant will be available to help support and guide you through this important process.
What if I don’t know what part of the cleanse I want to do?
We encourage everyone to ask questions until they are comfortable going forward with the cleanse that is right for them. If you are the type that just wants to jump right in, then sign up for the cleanse and start learning with us. It is certainly alright to start out slow and then build your way up to the level you would like. Another option is to set aside time twice a year and join us for the Spring and Fall Cleanses. That way everything you learn from one cleanse will build on itself and eventually these cleanses will become a lifestyle rather than just 21 days of eating clean foods.
I want to eat better foods, I’m just not sure how to go about doing it.
This cleanse comes with over 100 different recipes and 21 daily meal plans so all you have to do is follow the directions as you prepare your foods. If you don’t like to cook 3 meals per day, we’ve provided suggestions on how to prepare larger quantities and then enjoy the results of your efforts the rest of the week. The recipes are there for your use, otherwise, you are welcome to continue to use your own favorite foods if you like.
What if I need a bigger challenge?
The cleanse also offers an elimination portion to your diet. We suggest eliminating the foods we most often consume — and over consume — in order to 1) give our bodies a temporary break from these foods, 2) introduce new foods that we haven’t tried before, and 3) see if these foods cause a reaction in our body. The foods we suggest eliminating are: gluten, dairy, soy, corn, alcohol, chocolate, caffeine, peanuts, processed sugar.
Do I have to do the elimination portion of the cleanse?
No, you don’t have to do anything. The elimination portion is entirely up to you. You may elect to eliminate a few of the foods suggested or you may want to pick your own foods that you think might be bothering you. Any step or steps you take to understand what foods are better for your particular body type will only make you that much healthier.
Does the cleanse help with weight loss?
While this is not, necessarily, the focus of the cleanse, weight is often a form of inflammation in the body and the cleanse certainly helps with inflammation. By identifying and eliminating foods that don’t agree with your particular body type, you are 1) reducing inflammation, and 2) helping your body run more efficiently and, as a result, you may enjoy some weight loss.
What can I expect from the cleanse?
This cleanse can offer you so much!! No matter where you are in your journey, this cleanse can help guide you to a healthier, more balanced body. Here are just a few of the results past participants have experienced:
- A greater understanding of whole foods and how they impact our health
- Organic foods and how we can help our farmers
- Seasonal foods and what are the best flavors for spring and summer
- New, tasty recipes that you can enjoy for many months
- Connecting with nature and appreciating it’s bounty
- Meeting new people in a warm and caring environment
- Tasting new snacks that you can immediately cook for your family
- A complete understanding of some of the foods your body may be sensitive to
- Mindful eating habits and the enjoyment you can get from fixing a beautiful meal
How much time do I have to commit to?
We offer options for this as well. If you want to do everything at home, you can purchase a complete Cleanse Kit and go at your own pace. If you are motivated by weekly group meetings, then we offer four evening meeting in April… that’s four hours total.
Do I have to cook?
Maybe. Is putting a salad together considered cooking? Is mixing up a smoothie in a blender going to be difficult for you? Whether you have to cook or not is going to depend on where you are at with your current cooking habits. Maybe this cleanse is going to offer you the chance to discontinue eating store-bought cookies or any foods you know you eat too much of. Reducing foods that don’t offer many nutrients and, at the same time, increasing food that offer essential vitamins and minerals that you need, maybe all the cleanse you need at this time. Recipes will be provided so if you would like to try your hand in the kitchen, you will have plenty of tasty options to choose from.