10 day detox

FAQs

DO I HAVE TO FOLLOW A RESTRICTIVE DIET WHILE I’M ON THE DETOX PROGRAMME?

While on the plan you’ll be given a specific list of foods to eat or avoid. Your bespoke diet will be discussed during our 30 minute scheduled appointment to ensure:

  1. You’re focusing on the health goals that you specifically want to achieve, whether that be weight loss, more energy, a brighter mood etc.
  2. It fits with your lifestyle, and is achievable alongside your family and work commitments.

The idea is not to make your life miserable, but to work out a plan you can stick to, thereby providing visible results.

For the most part you’ll be asked to avoid common problem foods such as processed, pre-packaged foods and those high in sugar. Depending on your individual goals, you may also be asked to cut out specific foods such as dairy or high sugar fruits. Remember this is not forever, but a short term measure to provide your body with a chance to rest and reset.

Of course it’s entirely up to you if you decide to go along with the advice provided or not. However, if you’ve made the commitment to invest your time and money into getting well, cheating on the plan is rather like trying to empty the bath tub of water by pulling out the plug while leaving the taps running. Most people find that the herbs provided in the kit help them to cope with any cravings, and the end result is well worth the effort.

WHAT CAN I EXPECT FROM OUR CONSULTATION?

We’ll sit down together and come up with a short list of goals you’d like to achieve from your 10 day commitment. I’ll then provide you with a programme pack which will contain all the information you need in regard to your supplements and how to take them. You’ll also be provided with a food list and recipe booklet which can be adapted to suit your individual situation.

For the ten days you’re following the programme, you’ll have the peace of mind of knowing that you can contact me via email (during office hours) to ask any questions you might have about your supplements, meal plan, or anything else that comes up for you. Once we’ve had our initial chat, you can start the detox plan at any time you like. You’re ready to go!

WHAT IF I CAN’T MANAGE TO COMPLETE THE FULL 10 DAYS?

Although 10 days is the optimum time to carry out the plan, not everyone may be able to reach their goal – particularly if you’re new to detoxing or have health concerns which mean you need to take things a little more slowly. Provided you ease yourself in and out of the process gently (detoxing and then bingeing is definitely not recommended) it’s perfectly fine to do a short cleanse of 2 to 3 days and then have a short break before starting again. Remember, this is about making the plan work for you – not the other way around.

MIGHT I FEEL ILL DURING THIS PROCESS?

The detox programme is designed to make you feel better – not worse! However, if you’ve experienced a cleansing programme before, you may already be familiar with something known as the Herxheimmer Reaction. This is a phenomenon which occurs when the body rapidly releases a lot of toxins from the tissues. What this basically means is that your organs of elimination are having a harder time than usual keeping up with the job of processing rubbish out of your system. The herbal products supplied in your kit are designed to support your body throughout this process, thereby reducing any unnecessary symptoms or discomfort.

The Herxheimmer reaction can be avoided by ensuring you’re going at a pace which feels right for you; hence the reason why your herbal kit comes with a short introductory consultation and email support during office hours so you can feel fully supported at each stage of the process.

I HAVE A PRE-EXISTING HEALTH CONDITION, CAN I DO THIS DETOX?

Before commencing the detox and rejuvenation programme you’ll be asked to complete a short health questionnaire to ensure you don’t have a health condition which is going to preclude you from undertaking the cleanse. You’ll also have the opportunity to discuss any concerns during the 30 minute consultation which comes as part of your package. Before undertaking a programme of this nature, it’s advisable to consult your GP or healthcare practitioner so you can be sure the programme is going to be beneficial for you.

CAN I DO THE 10 DAY HERBAL DETOX PROGRAMME IF I’M TAKING GP PRESCRIBED MEDICATION?

You should not stop taking any GP prescribed medications without the express consent of your doctor or other health care professional. It’s highly recommended that you consult your GP before embarking on any detoxification programme or making significant changes to your diet. Please note that some medical conditions may preclude you from undertaking the herbal detox. This includes people who are taking strong medication, those who have a serious liver or bowel condition, children under the age of 16 and women who are pregnant or breastfeeding. 

ANY OTHER QUESTIONS ABOUT THIS DETOX?

If you have any other questions that I have not answered here, drop me a email at sarah@alchemilla.co

 

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