Modern life takes its toll on the body and the mind. But there’s no reason to stop burning the candle at both ends; at least, not entirely. A short remedial cleanse is enough to put a bounce back in your step and a smile back on your face. Tailored to the most common ailments of today’s New Yorker, each juice cleanse of raw organic fruits and vegetables address a specific range of issues that energize the body and reinvigorate the mind.
It’s all too easy to allow the good intentions to remain just that while grabbing a slice on your way to evening drinks, only to sleep through the alarm and skip your morning run. Make your good intentions positive actions with the Option One cleanse, clearing the way for more productive days ahead.
Rest, Restore, Revive
$61 / Day
Aloe Shot, #1 Juice, Chia Seed Oatmeal, #4 Juice, Kale Salad (please See Food Section For Choices), #5 Juice & Almond Milk
As the original Tiny Empire juice cleanse, this one remains our personal favorite. Simple enough to manage within a hectic schedule, Option Two is a more intense cleanse to allow moderate detoxification while minimizing the side effects encountered with a deeper cleanse. For those confident in their commitment to a juice cleanse, but concerned about an ever-full inbox, Option Two is for you.
Nourish, Energize, Invigorate
$57 / Day
Aloe Shot, #1 Juice, #2 Juice, #3 Juice, #4 Juice, #5 Juice & Almond Milk
The tiny empire that is your body is governed by the nutrients and maintenance that you provide. As the most intense of the three cleanse options, this program allows your digestive, immune and lymphatic systems to recover against the effects of our synthetic world.
Detoxify, Heal, Balance
$52 / Day
Aloe Shot, #2 Juice, #3 Juice, #4 Juice, #6 Juice & Almond Milk
Diet and nutrition is like everything else in life: you get out what you put in. An opportunistic diet based around processed foods and quick snacks not only deprives your body of essential nutrients, but far worse, introduces a range of synthetic and toxic substances that require proactive metabolic removal from your system. Over time, as intake exceeds your body’s ability to keep its systems clean, these substances accumulate and impede biological function. While the most common effects include fatigue and lethargy, more severely a prolonged poor diet can lead to chronic illness and disease.
A juice cleanse creates a healthier system in two ways. First, it simplifies your personal diet to natural foods that provide your body with the vitamins, minerals and enzymes required for healthy function. Second, and of prime importance, cleansing gives your digestive system a break directing attention to the removal of toxins residing in muscles, tissues and organs. The result is a tuned machine that can better cleanse itself moving forward.
To make your juice cleanse the success you expect,
give some thought to the following:
Not only will the personal support make the process easier, but everything’s more fun with your buddies.
Take some time to prepare and start a few days early with a focus on non-processed foods and beverages.
Cutting out the coffee prior to starting your juice cleanse not only gives you a head start, but breaks the habit you will need to refrain from during your cleanse days.
Drinking at least half a gallon of water each day facilitates the removal of toxins through the body’s natural waste systems. Add a freshly squeezed lemon to flavor your water and give your immune system a boost.
A good night’s sleep does wonders for the body. Taking a break from intense exercise for the days of your juice cleanse will further allow your body to prioritize the recovery process of detoxifying. Exercise such as yoga, stretching, walking, and bike riding in the cleanse process is acceptable.
Take advantage of that trial gym membership and hit the steam room. Sweat is another of the body’s waste elimination pathways and an ideal way to increase the rejuvenating effects of your juice cleanse.
The use of a dry body brush stimulates the circulation and increases the effectiveness of the lymphatic system. While dry brushing has the obvious effect of smoothing skin, it has also been shown to improve digestion and kidney function.
For the days following your juice cleanse, or for as
long as possible, keep your diet centered around fresh fruits and raw salads, and avoid dairy products.