The Purely Cleanse is a juice, vegetable, healthy fat and protein blend that helps your body, and more importantly your gut, get back into sync. Both Kate & Gillian have had gut issues, which is actually a syndrome called "Leaky Gut Syndrome." What happens is, the lining of the small intestine becomes damaged, causing undigested food particles, toxic waste products and bacteria to "leak" through the intestines and flood the blood stream.
Leaky gut is caused from your diet, so it is important that if you want to maintain a well-being, that you keep up with your healthy food intake.
Symptoms of leaky gut are: brain fogginess, fatigue, bloating, gas, diarrhea, constipation, craving for sugar and carbs, skin rashes (acne, eczema, etc), joint pain, anxiety, autoimmune disease .
So what do you do from here? Because we believe that many of us suffer from this and many of us do not take the time to treat and heal our guts. This cleanse is meant to cut gluten, dairy, soy, refined sugar, caffeine and alcohol. Within six weeks (or even shorter!) of cutting these items, we know that you will feel like a brand new person. You may experience that you are not tired anymore, sleeping like a baby, have great energy levels and more!
Our cleanse adds things to your diet, like coconut oil, fish, avocados, flax, probiotic tips (which all restore that gut and get the healthy bacteria in there), and of course, intake of L-glutamine, an amino acid that rejuvenates the lining of the intestinal wall.
We are trying to create more of an awareness about leaky gut and cleansing your body. Also seeing a naturopath can absolutely help with any issues that you may be experiencing. We know some great ones if you need help! Good luck and on to cutting bloating, and more!
This is a recommended diet to help clean up that gut, cut bloating and get your life back on track with healthy foods. Many of these foods can be found in our recipe sections. If you need help, just say the word!
This is based off of roughly 1550 calorie diet, so please make sure you adjust based off of your weight and workouts.
Supplements; L-glutamine, Adrenal Support (this was huge for Gillian, it totally helped her stress and wear & tear on body), Probiotics (any can work 50-100 billion, we suggest the brand Digest Gold with Probiotics), Saccharomyces Boulardii (please research this before), Candida Cleanse (please research this before), multi-vitamin, fish oil, Collagen peptides
-Diet- (Please Note: this is just an example! We mix it up every day!)
Carrot, Lemon, Ginger Detox Juice with Cashew, Kale, Strawberry, Date Protein Balls OR Gluten Free Chia Flax Seed Pancakes OR grapefruit
*and warm water with lemon
Snack: 2 Brown Rice Cakes with almond butter/peanut butter OR avocado & tomatoes with olive oil
Lunch: Rice Paper Rolls and Green Juice OR Vegan Mayo Chicken Salad (curry version or Napa Valley version)
Snack: Fruit and nuts OR Bone Broth soup and Kombucha
Dinner: Steamed Veggies (etc broccoli), with garlic cauliflower rice, Protein (salmon, chicken with our garlic, ginger, turmeric, olive oil marinade), olive oil/coconut oil, salad (making sure Sauerkraut is in there) OR a warm bone broth veggie soup with turmeric and ginger,
Dessert: Oatmeal Flaxseed cookie OR black bean protein brownie
NOTE: no dairy, refined sugar, gluten, soy, caffeine and alcohol (the last two can be tough, so if you need that glass of wine or cup of coffee, do it in moderation). Also, drink LOTS of water.
For Dairy substitutions, unsweetened use coconut cashew, rice or almond milk. We use almond, cashew and coconut.
For sugar, we use coconut sugar when needed in recipes and raw honey, which we use occasionally.
Meats: Make sure you stick with wild caught or grass fed proteins. Make sure you have Omega 3 Fatty acids to help reduce inflammation.
Seeds: Chia, Flaxseeds, Hemp (these can also take form in oils)
Oils: Coconut, avocado, olive (make sure coconut oil is unrefined)
Vegetables: Make sure you are steaming vegetables or cooking non starchy veggies. Veggies: broccoli, cauliflower, asparagus, artichoke, cucumber, sprouts, celery, radish, Brussel sprouts, etc, etc. You can eat occasionally, which we do: beets, carrots, squash, sweet potatoes, yams
Fruits: Are best consumed in the morning!
Spices and Herbs: Ginger, Turmeric, peppermint, dandelion,
We eat on the side and mix into recipes: sauerkraut, kombucha, kimchi, coconut oil, fish oil,
Foods to Avoid: Gluten, grains (Not all grains contain gluten, but even gluten-free grains such as brown rice should be avoided when healing your gut. This is because grains contain phytic acid, a protective coating that’s difficult for the body to breakdown and digest, resulting in inflammation in the digestive tract. Soaking and sprouting grains can help remove the phytic acid, so sprouted, gluten-free grains can be eaten in moderation. However, they should still be avoided in the early stages of healing leaky gut.) We hated this one because we love brown rice! Once you heal that gut, you can pull this back into the diet, refined sugar and artificial sweeteners, refined vegetable oils (sunflower oil, canola, soybean, safflower. We also avoid nightshades as much as possible.
Exercise: We always do 30 min of cardio a day and incorporate weights for different muscle groups during the weeks. We also do hot yoga, hiking, cycling. It is important to always move.
So, all in all, this is a hard plan to follow, so we suggest to play around with it. Even changing up some things can greatly improve how you feel. Adding in the supplements is a huge game changer as well. While starting this out, you may feel crappy at first, but it pays off in the long run. Once you get used to how you are eating, you can incorporate more foods that you like and eventually formulate your ideal