Join us February 26-April 6 for a 40 day cleanse!
This origin of this cleanse was my Kundalini Yoga teacher training back in 2007. During training, we were asked to change our diet for 40 days by doing all of the four eliminations below. Elements of the original cleanse are listed below–you can participate in all four, one, or any combination that works for you.
- Elimination of processed food
- Elimination of alcohol
- Elimination of meat (including fish)
- Elimination of coffee (tea is allowed).
This diet is generically considered to be a “yogic” diet. In addition to cleansing your body, this diet is to help you learn to break patterns as there is a tremendous amount of patterned behavior in food.
Additional details below:
|Diet Option||Allowed||Not Allowed|
|Elimination of Alcohol||Non alcoholic drinks||Alcoholic drinks of any type|
|Elimination of Meat||All non-meat (including eggs, dairy)||All meat including fish, shellfish, chicken, beef, pork, etc.|
|Elimination of Coffee||Tea, including caffeinated tea||Coffee including decaffeinated coffee|
|Elimination of Processed Food (see definition below)||Fruit, vegetables, whole grains, plain yogurt, cheese*, tofu*, spices, sauces and spreads made from scratch without additives, soy milk without additives*, nuts, beans, olives, oatmeal, oils, agave, maple syrup, honey||White flour, white sugar, wheat flour (even 100% whole wheat), corn syrup, food chemically altered through additives, food with additives, synthetic sugar substances, processed tofu products (faux meat, fakin’ bacon, etc.)|
*while this is technically processed, it is allowed in this diet
The processed food section of this diet eliminates wheat since some people have a mild wheat allergy without realizing it.
“Processed food” in this diet is generally defined as food which has been chemically altered through additives such as flavors, flavor enhancers, binders, colors, fillers, preservatives, stabilizers, emulsifiers, etc., or which has been manufactured through combination or other methods.
Please email specific cleanse related questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Disclaimer: The information contained in this website is provided for general informational purposes only. It is not intended as and should not be relied upon as medical advice. If you utilize any information provided in this site, you do so at your own risk. That said, we hope the information above leads you to healthier eating habits. 🙂