In addition to our Green Drinks there are other great ways to enhance your detox. The following are far easier and pleasurable than a rigid master cleanse detox. Here are a few of Chef V’s favorites….
Embarking on a 21 day detox will be one of the most transforming journeys of your life.
If it’s a struggle for you to stick to a healthy eating plan, our cleanses and 21 Day Detox will motivate you to eat healthy long after your cleanse is over.
If you’re reading this because you tried every gimmick under the sun that only had short term success at best, like the Master Cleanse Detox diet, I understand your cynicism.
But please read on….
I, along with the Chef V team, will be with you every step of the way to support you.
My mission is to make it as easy for you to breeze through. Whether it’s the 3-day intro cleanse or the 21 Day Detox Obsessive.
Our Green Drinks, Protein Shakes, Detox Soups, meal plans and recipe book will nourish and guide you.
But there are other things you can do to support and enhance your cleanse.
Let’s take a look at some tips for a better cleanse. (They’re certainly more enjoyable than a strict master cleanse detox.)
To be sure, if you don’t follow any of these tips, you will still see great results from following our Cleanse and Detox programs.
Tips for a better cleanse: Colon Hydrotherapy
I’ll admit something. For those unfamiliar with colon hydrotherapy, the idea might sound not so, well, appetizing.
Here’s basically how colon hydrotherapy (also known as colon irrigation) works:
You lie on your side in the fetal position. A colon hydrotherapist ever so gently inserts a tube into your colon. Don’t worry, it’s not painful. Next, you sit up with your feet flat on the table. Then, gallons of water gush into your colon. The water navigates up towards your intestines.
After a short while, you will feel pressure. Before it becomes unbearable, the hydrotherapist will pull out the tube. Then, the detox flush occurs.
You can actually watch your toxic waste pass through the tube. This process repeats a few times during the average hydrotherapy session, which lasts about an hour.
I wholeheartedly believe in doing occasional colon hydrotherapy. Especially if you struggle with constipation, bloating, low energy or skin problems.
Your colon is a muscle and it needs to work out every day. So if you’re only going #2 every few days, the muscles of the colon wall weaken.
And as you can imagine, when you don’t poop regularly, toxins accumulate.
Keep in mind that staying hydrated is vital when doing a hydrotherapy session. Your therapist will likely discuss with you how much to drink (at least a half gallon) before the session. In addition, you’ll also need to fast for at least a few hours before.
Moreover, you’ll need to watch what you eat before your session. In the days leading up to and after your hydrotherapy session, you gotta eat clean. It’s the same with a Chef V cleanse or detox.
Although you may think that’s obvious, consider this unbelievable fact: I know people who actually ate a bacon cheeseburger the same day as their hydrotherapy session!
Tips for a better cleanse that beats a master cleanse detox: Sauna
Ah, shvitzing in a sauna … sounds more relaxing than having a tube stuck up your bum, huh? Though personally, I’d rather have a colonic instead of doing a master cleanser detox diet.
Indeed, soaking in a sauna is not only relaxing, it can also help you detox.
Byproducts of metabolism seep out your sweat pores in a sauna. This dietary waste includes lactic acid and uric acid. Your body also stores fat in the toxins. When you profusely sweat, toxins deep down under the skin move up closer to the skin surface. Keep sweating and some of these toxins escape to the nearest exit, which is out of your skin.
Sitting in a sauna also improves your blood circulation. And when your blood flows better, toxins can move the elimination organs more effectively. In fact, if your blood flow is stagnant, it’s not that different from a sluggish colon imitating a backed-up septic system.
Tips for a better cleanse: Steam
Spending about 20 minutes or so in a steam room is another satisfying spa routine for detoxing.
Who says cleansing has to be a pain in the butt (no pun intended)?
Steam rooms for detoxing works for the same reason that saunas help purify your body. The main difference between sauna and steam is humidity. Saunas produce dry heat while steam rooms feel like a tropical, well, steam bath.
Here is how a steam room can help you detox. The hot steam can increase your metabolism even if it’s temporary. And once you start sweating, this means that toxins are coming out your pores.
In addition, there’s another benefit of steam rooms. They open your mucous membranes. This is a great thing if you battle with congestion frequently.
Another benefit of steam rooms is you’ll lose weight. However, it will be all water weight.
As a side not about weight loss, remember this: when you step on a scale, your weight is not telling you the whole story. What you want to feel is lighter and thinner and more energetic.
However, if you’ve got a wedding or event for which you want to squeeze into a tight-fitting dress, losing a few pounds is a bonus. Just remember to rehydrate!
More fun than a master cleanse detox: getting a facial
Hopefully, you’ve read up to this point and didn’t flee after reading about colon cleansing. Because, here’s another enjoyable way to detox: getting a facial.
Facials are great. And they’re not just for women either. I know plenty of guys—my hubby, Brandon included—who have gotten a facial.
Before I get into the details of how facials help you detox, let me say this about cleansing, in general.
Some people dispute the need for detoxes. They say your body, by design, is an efficient detox machine.
But I strongly disagree. While that may have been the case a long time ago, nowadays, we face thousands of chemicals in our food and environment. Our hectic lifestyle also retards our detox capability.
Whew! Now that I got that off my chest, let’s talk about how facials help you increase your detox.
You probably are aware your skin is the largest organ in the body. And when you have skin problems, it’s really a mirror of what’s going on in your body. Some toxins are able to escape through the skin. For example, bad bacteria that seeps out your pores can manifest as acne or blackheads.
Facials can help eliminate the bad bacteria. And here’s a huge bonus getting a facial: when your facial gal is giving you a scalp massage, it’s just heavenly.
Just remember that your skin is most often a reflection of your internal body. If you have skin problems, it’s a clue that something is off with your digestion.
I’ll get into that in a future post, but for now, enjoy these tips for a better cleanse. They are far more enjoyable than drinking nothing but lemon water for several days like a master cleanse detox. Even the colon hydrotherapy! In fact, the more you go, the more you’ll look forward to it.
Better than the Master Cleanse Detox: Conclusion
How can I almost forget massage for detoxing! It’s yet another oh so satisfying way to detox. I recommend it at least once a month if you can budget for it. Getting a massage releases metabolic waste from your tissues and improves your blood circulation.
Got any other tips for a better cleanse? Do you think these detox tips are better than the master cleanse detox? Got any detox cleanse recipes you’d like to share? Contact us below or post a comment on our Facebook page.
To your health!