I've mostly sold my girlfriend on the benefits of just plain clean eating, but she has really latched onto the notion of the intermittent "cleanse"... so much so that she has asked me for a "cleanse kit" for Christmas this year. With so little time to convince her that a cleanse isn't really necessary, I don't think I will get away with ignoring her request. So what I'm looking for instead is a cleanse product that does more good than harm, if there is one. Has anyone here actually had a positive experience to share?
They are expensive and will make a lot of people feel better just because they force you to cut out junk, but at least they don't involve drinking crap that will abrade your digestive system like lemon juice/cayenne cleanses or those involving drinking weird mineral powders. The Organic Avenue system also has entrees that I used to just eat sometimes because they taste good and are gluten free.
I did the CLEAN Program a couple times before going paleo, but their kit was like $300 and used rice protein. She may like the book instead though, which should set you back $15 or so. The program can be done without the kit, it can be adapted to paleo but will be very restrictive because it already eliminates eggs, strawberries, bananas, and some meats. I found it to be a great program- it was how I discovered my gluten intolerance.
I've done an apple juice cleanse before? I wasn't paleo at the time, but dont see a problem with it.
Basically, consume nothing but apple juice (no flesh/ fiber) and water for 2.5 days (stop a lunchtime 3rd day); and before you go to bed on day 3 chug an absolutely vile mixture of 1/2pt EV olive oil/ 1/4 pint squeezed lemon juice.
Flushed out my bowels like nothing else. But trust me, it will make you queasy at the thought of olive oil for quite a while afterwards.
Also, be sure you have constant access to a toilet on day4, lol^^