Detoxification methods such as cleansing, juice fasting, water fasting and have gained popularity as short-term dietary interventions aimed at eliminating toxins from the body.
During these processes, the body, including its organs, undergoes a period of rest, allowing the liver to enhance its detoxification abilities, leading to the removal of toxins through feces, urine, and sweat. Blood circulation improves, as does nutrient assimilation. Even though our bodies are fully equipped to detox naturally we believe that we all need a helping hand when we are living in a highly inflammatory and toxic modern world.
There are many pros and cons to any type of detox protocol. One of the frequent questions we receive is if our Advanced Reset program is superior to a juice cleanse.
Juice fasting primarily involves fasting for 1 to 3 days, consuming fresh fruit and vegetable juices, smoothies, water, and tea, as well as specific liquids. These approaches also involve the elimination of alcohol, coffee, cigarettes, refined sugar, and allergenic foods.
Advanced Reset also encourages the elimination of alcohol, coffee, cigarettes, refined sugar, and allergenic foods, but it is a science-based 5-day program designed to mimic the effects of fasting, offering nourishment through organic, whole-food, plant-based meals, soups, snacks, drinks, and supplements. This protocol is calorie-restricted and low in simple sugars and proteins, emphasizing unsaturated fatty acids.
While some people report increased focus and energy during or after juice fasts, others may experience stress due to the significant caloric restriction, especially among women. Calorie restriction, in general, can promote longevity and improve health, however, prolonged juice cleansing regimens could lead to health risks, such as blood sugar spikes, loss of lean muscle mass, electrolyte imbalances and mineral loss. These methods aim to provide the body with a break from unhealthy habits and processed foods, as well as giving your digestive system a break, but they have limited scientific evidence.
The weight that you may lose from these fasts is usually temporary, coming from calorie restriction and may even damage your metabolic health depending on the duration of the fast.
In contrast, Advanced Reset offers advantages like the ability to eat whole food meals that have the nutrients that you need and fibre to keep your blood sugar stable and assist with detoxification pathways. It may also initiate ketogenesis, supporting weight loss while preserving lean body mass, and maintaining healthy metabolic markers. We focus a lot on “Autophagy”, a natural process in which the body cells clean out misfolded proteins, damaged organelles, and pathogens are degraded and removed from cells. Misregulation of autophagy can result in a variety of pathological conditions including cancer, diabetic conditions, cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis, and Alzheimer’s diseases. Furthermore, autophagy is not only responsible for the clearance of abnormal proteins and organelles but also participates in the removal of infectious agents, including bacteria and viruses from host cells. We have formulated this reset based on the Fast Mimicking Diet to trigger the autophagy process.
Advanced Reset is not without side effects, which may include fatigue, weakness, headache due to caffeine withdrawal, and decreased energy. After all, it is still a fasting protocol and your body is going through significant changes. Thus, it’s essential to consult with a healthcare professional before embarking on any of these dietary interventions. Those who should avoid fasting, juice cleansing, or cleaning protocols include children, teenagers, the elderly, malnourished individuals, those with eating disorders, pregnant or breastfeeding women, and people with conditions such as diabetes.
I love drinking cold-pressed green juices (fruit free), and it is an essential part of my wellness rituals. They flood your body with highly absorbable nutrients, enzymes and anti-oxidants. That is why we have an option for you to include fresh green juices in Advanced Reset. However, I don’t no longer offer or personally do a juice cleanse that lasts more than 1 day.