Wellness: Optimize your Cleanse

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3 Ways to Optimize Your Cleanse

With a more softly-softly approach to detoxing, the new cleanses are more about flavor than fasting, designed to help us to meet our needs in real-time.

Below you'll find tips from three global specialists, on upgrading your cleanse.

Think of it as mind and body rehab.

Dr Lavinia Ionita: "To gently detoxify the body’s organs, I advise clients to do a three-day vegetable juice cleanse in the space of a week, alternating ‘green’ days (cabbage, kale, broccoli, spinach, apples and cucumber) with ‘red-orange’ days (beetroot, tomato, ginger and carrots). Use a slow juice extractor (90 t/min max), like the Jazz Max to make your juices (www.jazzmax.eu)".

Delphine Farjat, naturopath: "To get the most out of a week-long detox, eat a light lunch and opt for a mono-food dinner – as much as you like of a single seasonal vegetable, or a vegetable soup. The less complex a meal, the easier to digest and the more your body is at rest. Add a little aloe vera juice into the mix to aid liver drainage and consider an clay cleanse, to re-mineralize and purify the body."

Louise de Sayve, naturopath: "Maximize the benefits of your cleanse by enriching mineral water with floral waters, wild carrot, juniper and rosemary (a tablespoon of each, per liter) all of which are packed with active molecules that will help drain your body of toxins. Wake up each morning to a glass of warm water and a spoonful of fresh pollen to cleanse the digestive system, along with a green juice, sprinkled with anti-inflammatory ginger and turmeric. The kidneys work overtime during a detox, so stimulate them by rubbing vigorously every day with a drop of black spruce oil."