The Colorado Cleanse is a 2 week at-home Ayurvedic detox and digestion rejuvenation program, designed to help detoxify fat soluble toxins that can store for years in the fat cells. The Colorado Cleanse is rooted in sound medical science and the ancient cleansing wisdom of Ayurveda. This cleanse has been developed by John Douillard through decades of clinical practice with thousands of successful cleansers.
Each year, SweetOjas clients form support groups with other cleansers. In 2014, for example, we met three times: just prior to the cleanse, midway through, and then for a joyous celebration a week after the cleanse, to share success stories and to support our intentions for a healthy post-cleanse lifestyle.
About the Cleanse:
PHASE 1 (Days 1-4) To prepare your body to flush these toxins out of their storage sites, we will first make sure that your natural detox channels are functional by following an allergen-free whole foods diet, eating 3 specific foods each day, and taking the specified herbs. This will help:
Balance Blood Sugar and Heal Intestinal Villi: Start by stabilizing your blood sugar and healing the intestinal mucosa of your intestinal tract.
De-Stagnate the Lymphatic System: Improve the function of your lymphatic system, which drains the gut through the GALT (Gut Associated Lymphatic Tissue) where 80% of the body’s immune system is housed.
Thin the Bile and Prepare to Detox: Once the detox channels of the lymph are moving, de-congest the liver and thin the bile. Adequate bile flow is critical in optimizing and maintaining the detox channels of the body.
PHASE 2 (Days 5-11) During Phase 2, you will eat a simplified diet of nonfat kitchari, which is a specific type of rice and beans prepared in a way that helps heal the digestion. You will also be drinking increasing amounts of ghee each morning, performing an ancient Ayurvedic process called “Oleation”. You will close Phase 2 with a gentle laxative therapy on day 11.
Reset Fat Metabolism, Flush the Liver and Detox Toxic Fat: Once the liver and bile are functioning better, cleanse the toxic chemicals that are stored in the fat cells.
Self-Inquiry Exercises to help release old emotions, patterns, habits and behaviors that store in the fat cells.
PHASE 3 (Days 12-14) After the kitchari cleanse diet during Phase 2, you will return to the Phase 1 diet and add a Digestive Reset Protocol to boost your digestive fire.
Reset Digestive Strength: After the cleanse, reset your upper digestive strength, which is the most common cause of digestive distress.
AFTER THE CLEANSE You will continue taking your herbal formulas for a few more weeks. In addition, we recommend that you follow a seasonal, whole foods diet, which you will naturally have the craving for now.