Cleansing Fast

Detoxification of the body is the most important factor to health.  The following is a simple program to help cleanse the major detoxification organs involved in eliminating toxins from the body. This program can be repeated once a month – Dr. Chris, ND and  Dr. Michael, ND do this at the start of each month for 3 days as a monthly reset.

Materials needed

  • 6-8 fresh lemons daily (depending on size)
  • 2-3 litres of distilled or filtered water daily
  • Small amount of raw honey or maple syrup (optional)
  • One bottle of Solu-Fibre
  • A herbal detoxification formula as prescribed by your naturopathic doctor

It is best to begin the program by eating only raw fruits and vegetables for two days prior to this cleanse, aim for 3 cups of colored vegetables, 3 cups of greens and 3 cups of sulphur rich vegetables (ie. asparagus, bean sprouts, bok choy, broccoli, brussel sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, green beans, kale, garlic, mushrooms, onions, etc .)  This prepares the body and helps eliminate toxins.  As such the body does not become overwhelmed when you start the detoxification process.


DAY 1  Mix 1 ½ cups of freshly squeezed lemon juice with 2 litres of distilled or filtered water. A little raw honey may be added for palatability (if desired).  Consume ½ your body weight in ounces of the combined lemon water, (ie. If you weigh 150 lbs consume a minimum of 2.3L).  Each morning and evening take (a) 1 tablespoon of Solu-Fibre in a 10 oz. glass of the lemon mixture, and (b) the herbal detoxification formula as directed by your naturopathic doctor.

DAY 2  Repeat lemon-distilled water mixture and Solu-Fibre.  Take herbal remedy as directed.

DAY 3  Repeat lemon-distilled water mixture and Solu-Fibre.  Take herbal remedy as directed.

This is the end of the concentrated detoxifying.  It is most important to reintroduce solid foods gradually for lasting benefits.

DAYS 4 & 5  Continue to drink water and add the juice of ½ lemon if desired.  Continue the Solu-Fibre and the herbal remedies.  Drink as much as desired of the following:  spring water, carrot juice, or other fruit and vegetable juices (except citrus), preferably freshly prepared with a juicer for maximum benefits.

DAYS 6 & 7  Add raw vegetables.  Maintain herbal remedy and Solu-Fibre . Consume juices as desired.

DAY 8  Add lightly steamed vegetables to allowable food.  Continue herbal remedy and Solu-Fibre twice daily.

DAY 9  Add raw unsalted nuts and/or seeds.  Reduce Solu-Fibre mixture to once per day.  Continue herbal remedy as directed.

DAY 10 & FORWARD  Gradually return to a sound, healthy diet.  Finish the herbal formula.  Adjust Solu-Fibre intake according to personal need.  Lower bowel gas and foul odoured stools are indications of increased need for dietary fiber.

Note: 1) it is important to drink the specified minimum amount of liquid based on your body weight daily.  2) Colon hydrotherapy during the cleansing fast is highly recommended for best results.  Discuss gut microbiome replenishment protocol for post colonic treatment.

You can find out more about detoxification and try our 3-day detox here.