Mother Earth Living

Body Cleansing Herbs: A Complete Three-Day Cleanse

By Laurel Vukovic
March/April 2002
Add to My MSN


Content Tools

Related Content

7 Cleansing Foods for a Natural Detox

Naturally cleanse your body with fruits, vegetables and other foods that fortify the liver, bind to ...

Nature’s Gate New Facial Care Collection

Nature’s Gate introduces affordable anti-aging products for the face with it’s Facial Care collectio...

Naturopathic Health: Cleanse and Detox 101

Our bodies have an amazing capacity to detoxify, but with increased exposure to hazards in our envir...

Herbs for Healthy Skin: 3 Herbal Staples

These three herbal staples treat acne, treat eczema and reduce inflammation.

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).

Click here for the main article,  Body Cleansing Herbs .


Previous | 1 | 2 | Next






Post a comment below.

 








Subscribe today and save 58%

First Name: *
Last Name: *
Address: *
City: *
State/Province: *
Zip/Postal Code:*
Country:
Email:*
(* indicates a required item)
Canadian subs: 1 year, (includes postage & GST). Foreign subs: 1 year, . U.S. funds.
Canadian Subscribers - Click Here
Non US and Canadian Subscribers - Click Here

Subscribe to Mother Earth Living!

Welcome to Mother Earth Living, the authority on green lifestyle and design. Each issue of Mother Earth Living features advice to create naturally healthy and nontoxic homes for yourself and your loved ones. With Mother Earth Living by your side, you’ll discover all the best and latest information you want on choosing natural remedies and practicing preventive medicine; cooking with a nutritious and whole-food focus; creating a nontoxic home; and gardening for food, wellness and enjoyment. Subscribe to Mother Earth Living today to get inspired on the art of living wisely and living well.

Save Money & a Few Trees!

Pay now with a credit card and take advantage of our earth-friendly automatic renewal savings plan. You’ll save an additional $5 and get six issues of Mother Earth Living for just $14.95! (Offer valid only in the U.S.)

Or, choose Bill Me and pay just $19.95.