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The Colorado Cleanse is a 2 week, at-home, Ayurvedic digestive detox and lymph cleanse program rooted in sound medical science and the ancient cleansing wisdom of Ayurveda. This kitchari cleanse has been developed by Dr. Douillard through decades of clinical practice with thousands of successful cleansers, many of whom are now its biggest fans.*
Where some cleanses emphasize extreme fasting and dangerously unbalanced diets, the Colorado Cleanse relies on a gentle, simple kitchari diet that allows the body to burn fat without hunger pains.*
Where some cleanses trigger blood sugar crashes, starvation-mode cravings and immediate binging afterward, the Colorado Cleanse balances the blood sugar, allowing the body to enjoy the contented blissful energy of natural fat-metabolism, while you continue working and going about your daily life.*
The Colorado Cleanse is unique because it repairs the body’s detox and digestive channels before starting the detox. Cleansing without this preparation can move toxins from one fat cell to another, which defeats the purpose of cleansing and often manifests as stubborn digestive weakness and symptoms of lymphatic congestion.*
The Colorado Cleanse can be done while working and leading your regular lifestyle.
Do you want a more vibrantly healthy body in just two weeks?
- Do you feel sluggish, toxic or overweight?
- Have you been putting stuff into your body that makes you feel gross?
- Are you concerned about the constant environmental toxins we are exposed to?
- Do you want more energy and a stronger immune system?
- Do you want to balance weight and reset your body to crave naturally healthy foods?
- Have you changed your diet because you can’t digest certain foods well, such as dairy or gluten?
- Do mood swings and cravings overwhelm you?
- Do you want to release old habits, emotions, and behaviors?
- Do you want to do all of this naturally and gently, without extreme fasting or discomfort?
What does the Colorado Cleanse involve?
During the 2-week Colorado Cleanse, you will do a daily practice of yoga, meditation, and breathing exercises, 12 minutes of aerobic exercise, take Ayurvedic herbal formulas that support the detox process, and eat a special diet. There are 3 phases of the cleanse:
To prep your body to flush deep-set toxins from their storage sites, we first make sure that your detox channels are functional by following an allergen-free, whole foods diet, eating 3 specific foods each day, and taking the specified herbal formulas. This phase focuses on:
- Balancing the blood sugar and restoring the intestinal mucosal barrier.
- De-stagnating the lymphatic system.
- De-congesting the liver, thinning the bile, and preparing to detox.
During this phase, you’ll eat a simplified diet of non-fat kitchari — a nourishing rice and bean dish prepared in a way to help re-boot your digestion. There are 3 meal options to choose from. You’ll also be drinking increasing amounts of ghee each morning, performing the ancient Ayurvedic process of oleation. Special self-inquiry exercises are employed in this phase to help bring to the surface and release old emotions, patterns, and behaviors that store in the fat cells. Phase 2 is closed with a gentle laxative therapy on the evening of day 11. This phase focuses on:
- Resetting fat metabolism.
- Flushing the liver and detoxing fat-soluble chemicals, pesticides, and preservatives.
- Recognizing and releasing destructive emotions, patterns, and behaviors.
After Phase 2, you will return to the Phase 1 diet and add in a protocol that will reset your digestion and boost your digestive fire.
- Reset Digestive Strength: After the cleanse, reset your upper digestive strength, the lack of which is the most common cause of digestive issues.
A long-term well-being plan is provided during this post-cleanse phase.
Colorado Cleanse Book 4.0!
The restructured and expanded Colorado Cleanse + Seasonal Cookbook is designed to provide you an intuitive and streamlined daily guide to the Colorado Cleanse, as well as year-round seasonal eating guidance! Reorganized with information accessibility in mind, the fourth edition of this book is an indispensable and enduring resource for users of all backgrounds; from those who have just discovered the Ayurvedic philosophy to the most seasoned advocates of a Vedic lifestyle. The book is available in both paperback and as an eBook.
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*These patient reports reflect the results of individual patients, and as such, results will vary.
“As an editor for such publications as Yoga Journal and Natural Health, I see a lot of “detox plans.” Most are based on good intentions and pseudoscience. I enrolled in the Colorado Cleanse because I knew from first-hand experience and multiple interviews and that John Douillard was the real deal. This is a cleanse based on a clear understanding of body dynamics. It’s not about suffering “fasting, denial” but about working with your own body rhythms to create better health. My own results were undeniable. I lost 11 pounds. More important, my blood pressure dropped from 160/98 to 125/75. That is a HUGE gain in health.* Thank you, Dr. Douillard. ~ Kind regards, Hillari Dowdle”
“I cannot believe how good I feel having done this cleanse. My energy and spirits feel so healthy and my sense of wellbeing has been restored. Thank you.* ~ Pamela”
“As a ballet dancer for many years, I have had my share of unhealthy eating and lifestyle choices with the goal being just to be thin not to be healthy. And, once I was able to break that cycle, I have done many cleanses in my life and taken many herbs and tried many things to help me with my digestion and enhance my health. But it has only been since doing the Colorado Cleanse and now continuing with the herbs that Dr. Douillard recommended to me that I find that my body is truly balanced and on track. Your product is phenomenal. And the support and care from everyone who works at LifeSpa and from my one to one with Dr. Douillard has been outstanding. Finding LifeSpa has been transformational. Thank you so much.* ~ Liz Rose”
“I just wanted to say how glad I am to be in this process with Dr. John and the spa staff. I realized yesterday that as the last day of the main cleanse I had a feeling of accomplishment. I have followed many restrictive diets and eating programs before. However, having the information and support of Dr. John put me in a place of truly feeling as if I was doing exactly what my body needed. It was a good feeling. So thank you so much, I can’t wait until the fall cleanse! Thanks so much. * ~ Joyce”
“During the [Colorado Cleanse] pre-cleanse, my digestive system changed so dramatically. The speed of the change really surprised me. From Tuesday to Friday, I woke to a morning bowel movement, when for over a year I’ve had nothing but fowl smelling gas and incredible amounts of mucous in the morning. I also had bowel movements after lunch. Wild, since I could not tell you the last time I had two bowel movements in one day. Digestive pain gone, bloat almost gone and I lost eight pounds by day six of the cleanse. Amazing, I only lost weight from my middle. Now, the weight around my middle is half what it used to be. Additionally, I’ve struggled with breakouts for several years; By the fourth day on the cleanse, my skin looked incredibly different. The texture of my skin improved dramatically. The insight I’ve gained during the cleanse so far has been thought provoking to say the least. Let me tell you, I’ve released more than toxins.* Thanks for this incredible program! ~ PD”
“I wanted to express you my gratitude for what you have shared with us during the cleanse. During the cleanse I had several things to do like: cook every day for my family (I have 2 kids), bake a cake for a community pic-nic and go out for dinner with friends… and, hard to believe at least for me, I was so happy with my Khichadi that I didn’t mind at all to have around other kind of food! It was amazing! I really enjoyed every single day of the cleanse. My little one, almost 3, said when she grows up, she will do the “detok” with me! Thanks again!* ~ Rosa”