Cleanses

It’s Time To Come Clean

Have you felt tired or sluggish lately?  Are you having digestive issues?  Or do you simply want to lose some weight?  Groton Wellness’ Cleanses can help.

Even though you are careful about what you put into your body, it is inevitable that you are exposing yourself to some external pollutants and toxins.  Cleansing helps to remove this toxic build-up, leading to improved energy, clarity, and health.  In addition, proper cleansing can help to build up your immune system, making your body an unwelcome host for disease.

All of Groton Wellness’ cleanses are food-based, which means that you won’t starve throughout the process.  And, all cleanses come with support from our integrative practitioners who are genuinely interested in helping you to achieve your health goals.  So choose the cleanses that are best for you and enjoy the benefits of cleaning your body from the inside out.

 

What is nutritional cleansing?

You may have already heard about nutritional cleansing. At Groton Wellness we use the description “cleanse” to describe a focused period of nutritional support using whole, clean foods. We consider it a way to help the body, mind, and spirit to reboot or revitalize — especially important at times of seasonal change. It’s an essential part of basic human biology that has been left out of our modern health equation. Doctors, nutritionists and health coaches recommend rejuvenating with a regular cleanse practice because they recognize the role it can play in disease, symptoms, aches, pain and over-all recovering health.

 

How does it work?

Cleansing is the process of eliminating wastes and toxins from cells, organs and the bloodstream. This is done through a change to clean foods, eliminating processed sludge-producing foods and adding a series of important mind and body skills to your daily routine. If that sounds simple, it’s because it is. And to make it even easier, Groton Wellness will support you through the entire program with nutritional education, easy recipes, online support and all of your meals & juices (optional). Groton Wellness features simple programs that can help you change your life!

 

Why do I need cleansing?

A nutritional cleanse is akin to a human body oil change. People would never consider driving their car, decade after decade, without changing the oil, yet there is no concept in our culture for the need to do this to our own body. Nothing comes close to food (not drugs, vitamins, supplements, expensive therapy, etc.) in its potential for cellular repair. Our cleanses never involve fasting, starvation or feeling hungry and deprived. Our cleanses are easy, food-based programs that fill your body with real food and concentrated nutrition. The meals you eat are light, delicious, satisfying and you can eat as much as you want. Our cleanses are designed to help remove built-up metabolic waste and then feed your cells with re-vitalized healthy foods. Let us help you love your life, one bite at a time!

 

Seasonal Cleanses

Call 978.449.9919 for more information and to Register or visit the Groton Wellness store for cleanses.

 

3-Day Ayurvedic Cleanse

Focusing on your individual uniqueness, the 3-day Ayurvedic Cleanse promotes health and self-healing while addressing your unique constitution (Dosha) and “digestive fire” within.  Using Kitchari, a seasoned mixture of rice and mung dhal, you will eat to recover a natural state of balance in your mental, spiritual and emotional spheres.

In this cleanse you will learn about

  • Your Ayurvedic Constitution (Vata, Pitta, Kapha) and self-healing
  • The health benefits of Kitchari
  • Choosing foods and seasonings to promote your health
  • Effortless transitions into healthy eating

Benefits

  • Lose Weight
  • Balance sleep cycles
  • Promote regular and balanced elimination
  • Improve energy, vitality and enthusiasm for life
  • Restore a sense of calm and groundedness

 

10-Day Group Cleanses

Cleansing with friends makes the entire process easier to follow and gives you the added support that you might need to get through your cleanse.  Led by a holistic, certified health coach, this nutritionally based, 10-day Group Cleanse supports your body through natural detoxification, allows your systems to rest, and restores your innate ability to maintain good health.  Remove food cravings and enjoy increased energy and clarity while losing weight naturally.

All 10-day Group Cleanses include advice to prepare you for the Cleanse

  • 10 Days of Professional, Customized Support from our Holistic, Certified Health Coach
  • 4 In-Person Classes – with a Kick-Off meeting and a End-of-Cleanse Celebration
  • Delicious Detoxifying Recipes
  • Email Tips, Support, Journaling & Self Reflection

Choose from the following:

Fall Group Cleanse – Prepare your body for the winter months…

Strengthen your immune system while promoting good lung and large intestine health – key to preparing for the upcoming cold and flu season!

Winter Group Cleanse – Start your year off clean!

Continue to support your immune system during these more sedentary months.

Spring Group Cleanse – Spring Cleaning for your Body

Clean out the built-up toxins from the winter months just in time for summer, when you want to look & feel your best.

Cost:  $99 per person, per cleanse

 

Introduction to the 21-day Purification Cleanse & Weight Loss

The ideal society with plentiful fresh organic food, free of pollution, drugs, and stress does not exist. What toxins are we routinely exposed to and how does toxin-overload lead to diseases?  Join Groton Wellness’ Introduction to the 21-day Purification Cleanse & Weight Loss learn how it can lead to improved…

  • circulation
  • sleep patterns
  • hormone function
  • overall health
  • weight loss

and reduce…

  • allergies
  • headaches
  • joint & muscle pain.

Cost:  $25

 

21-Day Cleanse: Natural Weight Management Purification Program

This 3-week program is specifically designed to safely, slowly and effectively detoxify your gastro-intestinal system, liver, gallbladder, and kidney.  It is based on a modified diet (depends on each individual’s needs) usually consisting of only whole foods (no processed foods or artificial sweeteners), fiber supplementation, and cleansing supplements.  No fasting is involved.

Is there any risk with this program? No.  All supplements are made from food, and there are no herbs or artificial ingredients involved. Those taking Lithium drugs or blood thinners such as Warfarin and Coumadin are not advised to participate in the program.

What are the typical results? Detoxification of your organs and most patients lose an average of 10-15 pounds during the program.

What is included with the program? All of your supplements, shakes, guidelines, recipes, and online support.

What is the cost? $255 – regular price; $200 – if you attend and purchase at our 21-Day Introduction Class.  The Introduction class is optional but suggested.  If you would simply like to purchase the 21-day cleanse, please visit Groton Wellness – 493 Main St., Groton MA 01450.  Phone: 978.449.9919 (Spa)

 

Kick-Start Cooler 2 Go – A 2-day Clean-Eating Experience

Includes all organic food for 2 days…

  • Free of grains, refined sugar, dairy, gluten, soy & GMOs
  • Nutrient dense core meals, snacks, probiotic beverages & green juices
  • Antibiotic & hormone free
  • Cooked fresh

A great kick-off to a healthier you!

Order coolers by 5pm Monday and pick up on Wednesday between 5-7pm.

Note:  Coolers are available to kick-start your cleanse.  Ask for details.

Cost:  $108 per cooler

Testimonials

21-Day Cleanse

I’ve always been a bit skeptical of cleanses. I didn’t think they would make any difference, and based on earlier tries at using smoothies for meals, I didn’t think I could do it and not be famished all the time.  However, now that I’m over 50, getting my weight down to an acceptable level has been trying at best. I’d gone back to my old standbys (Weight Watchers, counting calories, tracking nutrition, etc.) and nothing was making a difference. So I thought I’d give GW’s 21 day cleanse a try.

I will tell you that the first 3 days, for me at least, are not for the faint of heart. I probably should have cut back on caffeine before I started, and I’m not sure that was what caused my face to literally buzz in the mornings, coupled with some lightheadedness. It did go away after Day 3 and then it was much easier. As long as I followed the instructions implicitly, I was never hungry. In fact I stopped craving sugar and the empty carbs I’d been stuffing myself with. I was even ok with the Dandelion/Chicory replacement that you can have instead of coffee. The smoothies were great and the protein & fiber supplements didn’t upset my stomach like other protein powders have in the past. I enjoyed getting back to eating a variety of veggies and fruits and coconut oil is definitely my friend!

After Day 21, I had lost 12 lbs and honestly don’t crave the “bad” carbs and sugars I had been eating. Now I don’t eat anything that I can’t pronounce on the ingredient label and I’m more than satisfied with smaller portions. I lost an additional three lbs since I finished and expect to lose more, even with adding back some of the “forbidden foods” in moderation. I survived Thanksgiving cooking and dinner this week and didn’t feel the urge to gorge like prior years!

I love Groton Wellness and will definitely do it again, should I feel the need next year! ~Kathy

 

I finished the cleanse.  I lost ten pounds, feel great.  Was in the spa for a clay cleanse bath and Infra-Red Sauna and everyone said I looked great.  Drummed up some interest by reporting no hunger and no cravings.  I have really reset my palate for no sugar or grains.

Thanks for the cleanse.  It was fantastic.  Everyone that sees me wants to do it.  ~J.

 

10-Day Cleanse

Use of real food, not products! Pace excellent and great sense of community. Take a chance and step into a wonderful new world! You will be well supported at every step of the way. And the results are unbelievable.
~ Priscilla W.

 

I expected to clean my body and maybe change some habits, but I didn’t expect it to change my life. In addition, I didn’t expect the positive effect it’s had on my family.
~ Sarah B.

 

The cleanse was so easy, options for food extensive…I was never hungry and I lost 8 lbs. I felt great the entire time. My goal was to lose the food cravings and get back on track with my healthy eating habits and really feel this has worked well for me. Very friendly staff made it the best – they accommodated me in every way.
~ Cynthia P.

 

I loved that this was an “eating” cleanse. It really made me concentrate on my relationship with food. I learned a lot more than I thought. I’ve struggled with food and weight my whole life. I thought this experience really helped me come to some peace with myself and food. Having dieted on and off over the last decade has never been fun or successful for me. This cleanse has made me feel optimistic and more confident about enjoying good food.  Brigette B.

 

Thank you very very much for your time and effort with this class. I have enjoyed this cleanse tremendously, and I have found it to be one of the most beneficial programs for my health. I have lost 6 lbs, and I feel so much better – less bloating, less joint pain. Still working on the energy, but that will come. Thank you for this beginning on a new path that I have been looking for for a long time. Sharon P.

 

Howdy!  Rachel from Phoenix here, just wanted to check in and let ya’ll know I’m still alive.  Actually, I’m doing great. I have to admit though, what has been on the menu isn’t too far off from my daily eating.

I do love the recipes from Linda and all the other delicious insights from everyone. I’ll be saving these emails for a while!  My vices tho are beer and french fries – gotta say, haven’t missed them one bit! I’m looking forward to making some ‘Turnip Fries’ on Saturday – yum!

So I have to say I’m really proud of myself for sticking to the cleanse…I’m in it to win it! One thing I need to incorporate now is more physical activity.  Think I’ll take that hike after work tomorrow!!!  Wishing you all the best, and you have my support and love from this corner of the world.  It is amazing how optimal eating can lead to optimal health which allows you to live optimally in a clear and conscious way! ~  Rachel
 
The 10 day cleanse was a fantastic experience far exceeding my expectations.  I learned a lot about my eating patterns and I think I even discovered a hidden food allergy to wheat!  The guidance from the support team helps makes the cleanse easy to follow.  The cleanse recipes are simple and delicious.  Several are now regulars in our house.  I can’t say enough good things about the cleanse.  It has given me a deeper awareness of how food effects my body and mind.  As a result  I have made some small but dramatic changes in what my family eats.  I can honestly say doing the cleanse is the best thing I have done for myself in years.
~  Karen P.

 

I just completed the 10-day Spring Cleanse. I am so happy that I gave myself this time to detox and heal. Honestly, I was a bit nervous to start. I did not want to feel deprived in anyway, as my life was already demanding. Not only did I not feel deprived (plenty to eat), in the end I felt more fully myself. I felt the happiest I had felt in a very long time. My aches and pains left, I slept great, I had more energy, and laughed often. I felt and appreciated being fully present in my life. Initially I experienced the typical detox symptoms, and yet knowing I was not alone on the journey lessened the experienced and quickened the experience of recovery. I look forward to the next opportunity. ~  Susie D.

 

My experience with the Spring Cleanse has been amazing. Was it easy? No. But it was worth it. I feel a sense of accomplishment of doing something good for myself and a much stronger willpower to resist foods I know that are bad for me. I feel like somebody pressed a reset button on my bad habits. I want to do this every season so that I can always be in optimal shape by not accumulating toxins. During the cleanse I stayed away from dairy, sugar, caffeine, and carbs. I ate mostly vegetables, seeds, nuts and fruit and drank lots of Ionized Alkaline Water aka Kangen Water to help flush out the toxins that my cells were releasing. I felt my organs getting a break from and getting the rest that they need. The premise of this cleanse was to reduce the work load on the digestive system and to only eat foods that are easy to absorb. In this way the body would not be preoccupied with digesting heavy foods and eliminating toxins from extra load of meat, dairy and carbs. With a lighter load on the digestive system, my body began to repair itself. I felt tired the first few days as my body was entering a self healing mode. Then, I felt amazing!!! I lost extra weight around my waist. I had more energy and felt like I had a major tune up and an oil change. It was a great feeling. The sacrifice of my favorite foods for 10 days was totally worth it and I would do it again in a heartbeat. The most important piece of my success was the staff at Groton Wellness who supported me and motivated me every step of the way. The fact that I wasn’t alone gave me the strength to continue and it made it a lot of fun too. Thank you so much for this life-changing experience. ~ Lily T.