THE FALL IS A PERFECT TIME FOR A CLEANSE.
The fall is a time of transition from the hot, dry days of summer to the cold, wet days of winter. Naturally, your body wants to slow down, go inward, and be surrounded by warm, soothing food and drinks.
During seasonal changes, your body is adjusting to this big transition as well. It is wise to support this transition with a digestive pause such as a fast or a cleanse. By doing so, your body will smoothly transition into the new season and be better prepared to fight off colds and flus.
The fall is known for its time of turning inward as the days become shorter and the nights longer. A fall cleanse is aimed at lightening the body and helping the body to rid itself of toxins as we prepare for the winter months.
We all tend to indulge more sugar, alcohol, and other food and drink that tend to disrupt our system in the summer. Am I right? The fall is a great time to cleanse the toxins of the summer, get grounded again and get back to eating more intuitively. This fall cleanse will introduce us to eating fuller, richer, and more heat-producing foods/herbs that will carry us through the chilly months of late autumn and winter.
To learn more about what a cleanse is and the benefits, click here.
Dr. Jenna's Fall Cleanse
Strengthen your digestion and lungs to prevent winter illness.
We will begin the cleanse together on Saturday, September 26 after the fall equinox and end on Friday, October 16.
** There is an optional 3-day fast that I will also be hosting starting on Wednesday, September 23. This part of the cleanse is only open to current patients of mine as it is more intensive.
Cost: $97 for the cleanse (50% discount for the inaugural fall cleanse! Regularly $197). $47 for the optional fast.
WHAT IS INCLUDED?
a doctor led cleanse and an opportunity to transform your body to feel more vital and energetic
delicious, easy to follow recipes and sample meal planning
shopping lists to limit trips to the store
suggested supplements, available at a discount (optional)
access to a private, participants-only Facebook group where you will have access to me to ask questions and get support from other participants
5 live sessions with me throughout the cleanse where I will provide information on cleansing/detoxification, feedback, and tips to enhance your cleanse experience. These sessions will also be recorded and available on the Facebook group.
bonus videos on cleansing practices such as dry skin brushing, castor oil packs, and meditations (I may throw in some fun movement videos as well!)
I also encourage each participant to set up a 1:1 appointment with me prior to the cleanse to discuss your personal intentions and goals and to discuss any specific health questions. This is of course optional.
ARE YOU READY TO HIT THE RESET BUTTON?
WHAT IS A "CLEANSE" ANYWAY?
A cleanse is a digestive pause. It may include a fast, but it does not have to.
A cleanse is eating a diet of in-season, whole foods that are devoid of chemicals, preservatives, pesticides, and other toxins. Nourishing your body this way supports the natural detoxification pathways in your body. Sounds pretty simple, right? It is!
In our modern world, we are surrounded by environmental toxins, stress, and unhealthy relationships that can disrupt our whole system. Our body is designed to detox and handle these stressors. However, when these insults become too much for the body to keep up, they can zap our energy, throw off our digestion, aggravate our nervous system, and contribute to hormonal imbalance, among other unwelcome effects.
It is important to take time to reduce our exposures to these insults as best we can and tune in to what our body really needs. At the same time, eat foods and do practices that help us detoxify and get rid of toxins so they do not build up and cause unwanted symptoms in our body. We can then regain energy and maintain a healthy, optimally functioning body - physically, mentally, and spiritually. Some of the cleanse-enhancing practices include castor oil packs, dry skin brushing, meditation and intentional breathing exercises.
Finally, as the earth transitions from one season to the next, our body is also going through transitions that match the earth's. It is vitally important to support these transitions within our body and cater a cleanse to meet the needs of the various organ systems that are associated with that time of year. This is why cleanses typically occur around the time of seasonal changes.
WHO SHOULD DO A CLEANSE?
If you experience any of the following, this fall cleanse is a perfect place to start:
constipation, diarrhea, gas/bloating, reflux, or other persistent digestive issues
frequent colds/flus, or lung infections
chronic sinusitis or sore throat
acne or persistent rashes
painful or heavy periods
couples wanting to have a baby (if you are actively trying to get pregnant, you should not participate in this cleanse)
Others who might benefit from a cleanse include those who work with chemicals or other known toxins on a regular basis.
WHAT "RESULTS" MIGHT YOU GAIN FROM A CLEANSE?
increased energy and vitality
improved immunity (stronger lungs and fewer colds)
- improved quality of sleep
improved hormone balance
improved mental clarity
reduced sugar, caffeine and carb cravings
enhanced egg/sperm quality (if you’re looking to get pregnant in the next 3+ months)
WHY DO A CLEANSE IN THE FALL?
Autumn, like the spring, is one of the most important times to cleanse the body.
This year, the autumn equinox is on September 22 in the Northern Hemisphere. This is the day that the sun passes over the equator from north to south. This particular cleanse will start on the following Saturday, September 26.
The earth's element Metal is associated with autumn. It represents the mineral ores and salts of the earth. Each season is also associated with two major organ systems. The lungs and the large intestine are the two organs associated with the fall and these are the organs that we will focus on cleansing during this time.
If you have digestive issues or if you suffer from frequent colds or lung infections in the winter, the fall is the time to prepare yourself for staying healthy and strong during the winter.
I look forward to you joining me during this fall cleanse.
WHAT PEOPLE HAVE SAID ABOUT MY PREVIOUS CLEANSES:
"It's a great opportunity to do an internal retreat for the body, listen to and honor its needs and wisdom, learn lots about how we can be healthy with ourselves, and develop a resource we can take advantage of from time to time."
"I think it is good to cut out things & cleanse the toxins out occasionally. And I think it's also good mentally to retrain your mind and learn you can live with out certain things."