The detoxes are created by our founder and Clinical Nutritionist, Ruth Wood. Our bodies are designed to naturally detoxify but as modern life takes it's toll it's good to give them a helping hand every now and again. Our detoxes have been designed to do just that. The detoxes include a wide variety of foods but keep the focus specifically on those foods known for their healing and cleansing properties. The food and juices are high in vitamins and minerals and contain different nutrient profiles that nourish your body and support detoxification.
This detox includes solid food, juices and smoothies. It is a good introduction for those who have never done a detox before.You might want to start with a 5 day Food & Juice detox and then try a Soup & Juice detox the following week.
This detox is mostly liquid and therefore some people may find it more of a challenge. The benefits of just Soup & Juice are that it gives your digestive system more of a rest to flood your body with nutrients that are easily absorbed.
The main difference between the 3 or 5 day detox is really for 1st timers - whether you think you may find 5 days too challenging. You can always do another 3 days or even 5 days the following week.
Deciding to ‘do a detox’ can be quite a scary thought and part of that apprehension can be fear of the unknown! To help reduce physiological reactions, it’s best to avoid the following for 3-5 days prior to starting your cleanse: caffeine, alcohol, refined sugar, nicotene, dairy and processed foods.
During the detox it’s advisable drink 1.5L of extra water, coconut water and herbal, caffeine free teas, relax as much as possible and go to bed earlier than you normally would, have a steam or sauna to sweat those toxins out, exfoliate your skin to help eliminate toxins and keep your skin clearer.
Now you’re detoxified and your body is in a more "alkaline" state, the key points to remember are to steer clear of or minimize the things you’ve avoided during the detox, drink plenty of water (1.5L a day) to stay hydrated and take a probiotic for 7 days. Ruth recommends BioCare Replete.
Highly nutritious, widely available and ‘pack a punch’. Green leafy vegetables contain high amounts of chlorophyll, digestible proteins, enzymes and a wide range of vitamins and minerals. They’re a healthy tonic for the brain and immune system, great for glowing skin and a great cleanser of the kidneys.
Packed with protein and fats, as well as vitamins A and E. They are nutritional powerhouses - you don’t need a lot but they’ll leave you satisfied for hours with bundles of energy.
One of the highest sources of electrolytes in nature. Electrolytes are salts in our cells, that carry energy throughout the body. Coconut water is a better alternative to commercial sports drinks that contain artificial sugars and colours. Coconut water has a molecular structure that is very similar to human blood plasma, which means that the body recognizes it straight away and puts it to good use.
Packed with vitamins and antioxidants, the fruit in the detoxes comes largely in the form of apples, berries, grapefruit, lemons and limes, with a small amount of higher sugar banana for extra electrolytes and energy.
Spices and herbs transform the flavour of dishes as well as having nutritional qualitites. Turmeric, ginger, parsley, mint all have qualities such as being anti inflammatory, immune boosting and supporting digestive health.
Quinoa and chia are high protein seeds that can be eaten as a grain. They fill you up, give good energy and chia also contains omega 3 and 6 fatty acids which also provide support for the brain and nervous system.
Apple Cider Vinegar, Lemon, Water Maple, Cayenne and probiotic – to help alkalise the body and make it detoxify more efficiently.
Our detoxes contain the following nuts : almonds, almond butter, almond milk, brazil nuts, cashew nuts, pecan nuts, pistachio nuts, tahini, walnuts.
Our detoxes contain the following allergens : celery, edamame beans, low sodium vegetable stock, miso paste, smoked tofu, tamari.
As the Crucial Detoxes have a restriction on protein and fat, as well as the fact that our juices have no added preservatives and are unpasteurized, they may not be suitable for everyone. Pregnant and breastfeeding women, individuals with compromised immune systems, some medical conditions or medications, as well as children and the elderly, are not advised to do a detox.Please check with Ruth if you are unsure or if you would like more information.
Please be advised that the information on this website is purely for informational value. We are not medical practitioners and we advise you to consult with your doctor should you have any health concerns prior to committing to a Cleanse. We do not recommend engaging in a Cleanse if you are pregnant, nursing, or have a major health issue and are on medications.