Body Cleansing Herbs: A Complete Three-Day Cleanse

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DAY 1

Morning

• On arising, drink a glass of pure water with a squeeze of fresh lemon juice.

• Take a few minutes to stretch and practice deep-breathing exercises.

• Drink 1 cup of Purifying Herbal Tea or take Purifying Herbal Tincture fifteen minutes before breakfast.

Breakfast: Choose from fresh or stewed dried fruit, yogurt, whole-grain cooked cereal and raw nuts.

Noon

• Sip a cup of Purifying Herbal Tea or take Purifying Herbal Tincture fifteen minutes before lunch.

Lunch: Three or more servings of lightly cooked or raw vegetables; 3 to 4 ounces of lean protein such as fish, poultry, or tofu seasoned with olive oil, lemon, herbs and sea salt.

Afternoon

• Snacks: Fresh fruit, raw vegetables or fresh vegetable juices.

Exercise: Take a thirty-minute brisk walk (at any time during the day).

Evening

• Sip a cup of Purifying Herbal Tea or take Purifying Herbal Tincture fifteen minutes before dinner.

Dinner: three or more servings of lightly cooked and raw vegetables; one to two servings of complex carbohydrates (such as brown rice, quinoa, potatoes or yams) seasoned with olive oil, lemon, herbs and sea salt.

• Soak in Aromatherapy Purifying Bath before bed.

• Take 1 teaspoon to 1 tablespoon of powdered psyllium or other fiber laxative dissolved in 8 ounces of water; follow with an additional glass of water.

• Go to sleep before 10 p.m.

DAY 2

Morning

• On arising, drink a glass of pure water with a squeeze of fresh lemon juice.

• Spend ten minutes stretching and performing deep-breathing exercises.

• Drink 1 cup of Purifying Herbal Tea or take Purifying Herbal Tincture.

• Purifying fast day: Choose from fresh vegetable and fruit juices, vegetable broths and light vegetable soups, and steamed vegetables. Have juice, broth and/or vegetables every two to three hours.

Noon

• Sip a cup of Purifying Herbal Tea or take Purifying Herbal Tincture.

• Continue taking juice, broth and/or vegetables every two to three hours.

• Take a thirty-minute gentle walk (at any time during the day).

Afternoon

• Practice twenty minutes of yoga or other relaxation exercises.

• Take a nap or rest.

• Continue drinking plenty of water and herbal teas.

• Consume juice, broth and/or vegetables every two to three hours.

Evening

• Sip a cup of Purifying Herbal Tea or take Purifying Herbal Tincture.

• Continue taking juice, broth and/or vegetables every two to three hours.

• Soak in Herbal Detoxifying Bath before bed.

• Take 1 teaspoon to 1 tablespoon of powdered psyllium or other fiber laxative dissolved in 8 ounces of water; follow with an additional glass of water.

• Go to sleep before 10 p.m.

DAY 3

Morning

• On arising, drink a glass of pure water with a squeeze of fresh lemon juice.

• Take a few minutes to stretch and perform deep-breathing exercises.

• Drink 1 cup of Purifying Herbal Tea or take Purifying Herbal Tincture fifteen minutes before breakfast.

• Breakfast: Break your fast with a simple meal of fresh or stewed fruit.

Noon

• Sip a cup of Purifying Herbal Tea or take Purifying Herbal Tincture fifteen minutes before lunch.

• Lunch: three or more servings of lightly cooked or raw vegetables; lean protein such as fish, poultry or tofu seasoned with olive oil, lemon, herbs and sea salt.

Afternoon

• Snacks: Fresh fruit, raw vegetables, fresh vegetable juices.

• Exercise: Take a thirty-minute brisk walk (at any time during the day).

Evening

• Sip a cup of Purifying Herbal Tea or take Purifying Herbal Tincture fifteen minutes before dinner.

Dinner: three or more servings of lightly cooked and raw vegetables; one to two servings of complex carbohydrates (such as brown rice, quinoa, potatoes or yams) seasoned with olive oil, lemon, herbs and sea salt.

• Soak in Aromatherapy Purifying Bath before bed.

• Take 1 teaspoon to 1 tablespoon of powdered psyllium or other fiber laxative dissolved in 8 ounces of water; follow with an additional glass of water.

• Go to sleep before 10 p.m.


Laurel Vukovic writes and teaches about herbs and natural healing from her home in Southern Oregon. She is the author of 14-Day Herbal Cleansing: A Step-by-Step Guide to All Natural Inner Cleansing Techniques for Increased Energy, Vitality and Beauty (Prentice Hall, 1998).

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