FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Feeling unsure about the cleansing process? 

Here is everything you need to know before you begin your health journey.

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THE ANSWERS

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

What is a cleanse?

Cleansing is resting of the digestive system for an allocated period of time. This is achieved by eliminating all solid foods & consuming nutrients in a liquid form (Vegetable Juices, Detox H2O & Herbal Brothee's).

What will happen when I cleanse?

A cleansed or a fasting state allows the body to switch on its own natural healing abilities, it’s like flicking on the healing switch. This primarily involves our organs responsible for the removal of toxins which in-turn, increases oxygen & nutrient supply to cells, makes use of our energy stores (burn fat cells) & enables full regeneration of the whole system. The body will begin to treat/heal/address any imbalances & function optimally creating complete homeostasis. 

When should I cleanse?

Listen to your body.

The human body is highly intelligent & will give you signs when something is out of balance. A great time to cleanse is whenever you feel you need to!

Some other times may include the following:

  • Festive season

  • Change of season

  • Special occasions / events

  • Sickness / illness

Will there be any adverse effects?

Yes, adverse effects that may or may not arise during the cleansing period include:

  • Headaches

  • Body aches

  • Dizziness

  • Nausea

  • Low energy

  • Bad breath and/or body odour

  • Flu-like symptoms

  • Emotional shifts

This is the body’s normal response to detoxification & is a sign of toxic accumulation. Each & every body is different & will therefore experience different effects depending on your state of health.

 

If you experience any of the above symptoms, yes keep cleansing! This may mean extending your program for longer than you originally intended to allow for complete regeneration & healing.

How long should I cleanse for?

We offer 1, 3 & 6 day programs to introduce you slowly to the cleansing process. How many days you choose to cleanse really depends on your health concerns & what you set out to achieve. Below is a little guidance, as always listen to your body as it will point you in the right direction.  

Three: First time cleansing or those regularly cleansing 

Six: For those wanting to step up their cleansing game or experiencing health concerns. Six days can be a little more challenging but the end result, totally worth it!

What’s so good about The Healthy Cocktail’s cleanse?

NO cooking, NO cleaning, NO groceries. It's just live enzymes & all of your essential nutrients, ready to drink, delivered straight to your door at a click of a button. We're here to create health & wellness for you!

How many calories in a cleanse?

We are big believers in eating the most natural, chemical free, whole-foods possible. Which means there is no need to waste time counting numbers. Simply eat/drink real food & your body will love you for it.

Count chemicals before calories!

Will I feel hungry during my cleanse?

We have carefully designed our programs for you to breeze through the cleansing process without ever feeling depleted or deprived of food/nutrients. With the right balance of Macro & Micro’s 7 liquids per day should keep you feeling full & completely satisfied while still allowing the body to fast. In saying this our metabolisms are all so different! Some may find 6 liquids a breeze, others may feel they need more. If you're feeling ‘hungry’ ask yourself is this a physical hunger (the body in need of nutrients) or a psychological hunger (the mind tricking you into thinking its hungry for comfort). The cleansing process is creating a shift in our eating behaviours whether they be good or bad & breaking the habit. For most of us this can be rather challenging. So if you're feeling ‘hungry’ enjoy your next juice, a herbal tea or consume a little extra water. Tune in, listen to your body & most of all be kind to yourself.

Is this a FAD diet?

Cleansing & intermittent fasting have been used for thousands of years to treat an array of sickness & illnesses. Our very own ancestors would fast for days at a time before they caught their next meal, our bodies are naturally designed to go without food for long periods of time & switch into fasting mode as a protective mechanism. The human body is truly amazing!

It is only now that this traditional practice has been proven by science to have such positive effects on our overall health & well-being. Juice cleansing is here to stay & we truly believe the way of the nutritional future.

What to do before, during & after a cleanse?

You will receive a full cleanse program (when to do/what to do) 1 day prior to your cleanse start date, in the meantime here are a few ways to start preparing your body for the cleansing process.

Pre-cleanse:

  • Remove alcohol, sugars, caffeine & process foods from diet

  • Remove inflammatory food groups like meat, gluten & dairy

  • Increase water intake - approx 2 litres filtered per day

  • Increase plant-based meals

  • Choose organic foods where possible

  • Limit food intake to an 8-10hr window to allow for a longer fasting period overnight

During Cleanse:

  • Intake 2-3 litres filtered water per day

  • Moderate exercise like yoga, pilates or walking

  • Sleep - minimum 8hrs per day where possible

  • Reduce stressors using meditation, breathing or relaxation techniques

  • Warm magnesium & Epsom Salt and/or essential oils bath where possible

  • As much herbal tea as you like (organic and caffeine free)

  • Rest & digest - spreadyour liquids out over the course of the day & drink them slowly

  • Avoid smoking, alcohol, caffeine, sugar, unnecessary chemicals and solid foods

  • Drink juice, sleep, repeat

Post-cleanse:

Keep cleansing!


Introduce everything you’ve been doing over your cleansing period into your daily routine. This may look something like a lemon & ginger water in the morning/smoothie for breakfast or checkout our Breakfast Pack. We've got you covered!

What are the health benefits?

Drinking live, enzymatic, nutrient-dense liquids can only leave you with a healthy organism!

Consumption of the essential macro & micro-nutrients found in fruits, vegetables & super-foods will create a state of homeostasis within the body & prevent against future disease.

Other amazing health benefits that you may experience post-cleanse include an increase in:

  • Energy & vitality

  • Metabolism

  • Adrenal function

  • Immune function

  • Brain function

  • Healthy gut flora

  • Ability to burn fat

  • Ability to cope with stress

  • Healing capability

  • Alkalinity

And a decrease in:

  • Appetite

  • Inflammation

  • Bloating

  • Toxic load

  • Acidity

Contact Us:

thehealthycocktail@gmail.com

0403 557 862 - Milly Dawson

(02) 4942 3978 - Dr(TCM) Li Chen

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Disclaimer: The Healthy Herbals cleanse programs are NOT RECOMMENDED for those who are pregnant or breastfeeding. If you would like extra support during this time, using Traditional Chinese Medicine, please contact Dr(TCM) Li Chen.