This year we are doing four 10-day cleanses, each timed with an equinox or solstice.
I’ve heard it’s good to cleanse 1 day for every year you have lived, and this year I will have gone around the sun 40 times. Woo hoo! In celebration I am honoring my body (and mind) with some self-designed cleanses … so of course I’m going to share them with you.
My mate Dan is choosing to go on this journey with me because, as he says, “I like to do what you do.” Also, since I’m the primary creator of delicious eats in our house, it’s easy for him to drink what I drink and it’s also easier for me to make juice for two than for one. I love how things have that way of working out wonderfully for us.
We are starting with the vernal (spring) equinox for our first cleanse. With the change of the seasons from winter into spring it’s natural to feel inspired to do a little spring cleaning – inside and outside of your body. I love what my friend Rick The Health Sleuth says about equinox cleansing:
“Equinoxes represent renewal as the seasons change; and the body’s internal clock recognizes them and proceeds to undertake its natural cleansing and detoxification processes during that time. The vernal equinox is an excellent time to do an herbal cleanse, juice feast, water fast, juice fast, kidney flush, liver and gallbladder flush, or whatever other detoxification process that one feels called to try.”
To help you intuit and decide what to incorporate into your next cleanse, I’ve described below (in this now quite long post/article!) what I think about some of the cleansing options I’m aware of, followed by the guidelines I used for our “2012 Vernal Equinox Cleanse”