Frequently Asked Questions
Will this cleanse help me lose weight?
Yes. You can achieve weight loss by eliminating high-calorie, refined, nutrient-poor foods and consuming the foods recommended on this cleanse. Exercise helps to burn extra calories. If your goal is to lose weight, limit grains and nuts.
What if I get hungry?
First, ask yourself if you are really hungry. Often we are consumed with a desire to eat because of routine or social situations rather than because of true hunger. When you feel hungry or get the urge to eat, do nothing at first.
Be aware of the feeling and ask yourself-what am I feeling? Where do I feel the hunger? Ask yourself if you are bored or anxious? Often times the hunger feeling passes without any food being consumed. If your hunger is real, listen and honor your body, and have a snack, shake or meal.
Can I snack?
If you are hungry, you may snack. Consider: carrots and hummus, apples with almonds, blueberries, raspberries, celery or cucumber. You may also have a scoop of an Akasha Naturals protein powder with water.
Will I have a Detox reaction?
Headaches are common the first few days of cleansing, especially if you are a coffee drinker. Do not take medication.
Your headache will pass. Drink a large glass of water and consider taking a nap, getting a massage, having acupuncture, going for a walk or taking an Epson salt bath. You may notice increase fatigue during the first few days as well. If this happens, consider one of the above recommendations, drink more water and do not push yourself to exercise.
What if am tired or lack energy beyond the first week of the cleanse?
You may need to increase your protein intake – please contact your physician.
Should I continue with my regular supplements?
It is usually not necessary. The shakes and recommended supplements are comprehensive and will provide everything you need.
What should I do if I get constipated?
You should be having at least 1-bowel movement a day. If you are not, make sure you are drinking at least 64 ounces of water per day, exercising and eating plenty of high fiber foods such as vegetables and fruit.
Can I continue with the shakes after the cleanse?
Absolutely! You may also want to experiment with other protein powders such as Akasha Naturals InflaCleanse, Vital Meal, UltraCleanse.
Buying organic is expensive. Are there certain foods that are naturally less toxic and OK to buy non-organic?
Certain produce are sprayed with more pesticides than others. At your Quick Start Guide, we listed the Environmental Working Group’s (EWG) 12 most contaminated fruits and vegetables, known as the dirty dozen and Clean 15 list.