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Primal/Paleo-Friendly Cleanse? Please read first.

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created December 19, 2011 at 9:55 PM

You see, it's a Christmas gift dilemma:

I've mostly sold my girlfriend on the benefits of just plain clean eating, but she has really latched onto the notion of the intermittent "cleanse"... so much so that she has asked me for a "cleanse kit" for Christmas this year. With so little time to convince her that a cleanse isn't really necessary, I don't think I will get away with ignoring her request. So what I'm looking for instead is a cleanse product that does more good than harm, if there is one. Has anyone here actually had a positive experience to share?

I would love to hear your thoughts. Thanks!

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on December 20, 2011
at 02:38 PM

The perfect product for the intermittent fasting initiate. ;)

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on December 20, 2011
at 07:19 AM

This is totally unrelated and irrelevant but I think your PH avatar is so cool.

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on December 20, 2011
at 02:37 AM

Loose definition of "lovely gift", pun intended.

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on December 20, 2011
at 02:14 AM

I think that's a great idea.

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on December 20, 2011
at 01:17 AM

http://www.mnn.com/food/healthy-eating/stories/5-reasons-not-to-drink-bottled-water

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on December 19, 2011
at 10:32 PM

i wish i could up vote more than once!

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on December 19, 2011
at 10:20 PM

Andy, that's exactly the way I want to feel about this, but I do believe there are some harmful options out there to avoid, such as the lemon/cayenne and similar types like Melissa mentions. If there are others that are even somewhat helpful, I'd like to choose one of those.

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on December 19, 2011
at 10:11 PM

I'm not sure what 'harm' you're afraid of. It may be that the benefits of her starting the new year with the perception that she has 'cleansed' and is ready to commit to a new way of eating is all the good she needs for now.

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Dfada6fe4982ab3b7557172f20632da8

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on December 19, 2011
at 10:09 PM

A bottle of water?

B4e1fa6a8cf43d2b69d97a99dfca262c

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on December 19, 2011
at 10:32 PM

i wish i could up vote more than once!

32f5749fa6cf7adbeb0b0b031ba82b46

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on December 20, 2011
at 02:38 PM

The perfect product for the intermittent fasting initiate. ;)

Ed983a42344945b1ff70fd9597a23493

on December 20, 2011
at 01:17 AM

http://www.mnn.com/food/healthy-eating/stories/5-reasons-not-to-drink-bottled-water

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on December 20, 2011
at 02:12 AM

Any chance you could sell the Whole30 as a bad habit and poor diet cleanse? Then you could get her the Success Guide AND avoid wasting a good gift.

24fcc21452ebe39c032be6801d6bbadd

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on December 20, 2011
at 02:14 AM

I think that's a great idea.

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Ed983a42344945b1ff70fd9597a23493

on December 20, 2011
at 01:13 AM

I think a series of colonics from a good colon hydrotherapist along with a good simple paleo diet (scaling back to essentials, something like whole 30) would be a lovely gift and cleanse.

518bce04b12cd77741237e1f61075194

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on December 20, 2011
at 02:37 AM

Loose definition of "lovely gift", pun intended.

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on December 19, 2011
at 10:08 PM

My ex-roommate used to sell a juicing cleanse delivery service. You could look for one in your local area like this in NYC http://www.organicavenue.com/love_plans.php

They are expensive and will make a lot of people feel better just because they force you to cut out junk, but at least they don't involve drinking crap that will abrade your digestive system like lemon juice/cayenne cleanses or those involving drinking weird mineral powders. The Organic Avenue system also has entrees that I used to just eat sometimes because they taste good and are gluten free.

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on December 20, 2011
at 02:29 AM

A water fast or a juice fast with fresh juices would be best, so maybe buy her a juicer and some organic produce? Much better than any powder or pill being sold out there.

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24fcc21452ebe39c032be6801d6bbadd

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on December 20, 2011
at 02:14 AM

I did the CLEAN Program a couple times before going paleo, but their kit was like $300 and used rice protein. She may like the book instead though, which should set you back $15 or so. The program can be done without the kit, it can be adapted to paleo but will be very restrictive because it already eliminates eggs, strawberries, bananas, and some meats. I found it to be a great program- it was how I discovered my gluten intolerance.

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on December 20, 2011
at 09:39 AM

I've done an apple juice cleanse before? I wasn't paleo at the time, but dont see a problem with it.

Basically, consume nothing but apple juice (no flesh/ fiber) and water for 2.5 days (stop a lunchtime 3rd day); and before you go to bed on day 3 chug an absolutely vile mixture of 1/2pt EV olive oil/ 1/4 pint squeezed lemon juice.

Flushed out my bowels like nothing else. But trust me, it will make you queasy at the thought of olive oil for quite a while afterwards.

Also, be sure you have constant access to a toilet on day4, lol^^

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on December 19, 2011
at 10:08 PM

A liver cleanse seems fairly straight forward. However galstones could be an issue...

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