This week, I’m embarking on a cleanse that I do twice a year. 

Now, this isn’t your ordinary cleanse — I’m using apples as the primary ingredient of my cleanse. 

Apple Cleansing is a type of fast that will help you reset your metabolism, lose a few pounds, and spiritually purify. It also helps your body to heal itself by rebalancing your gut microbiome – a crucial part to getting your body and brain back on the right track. 

Why an apple cleanse?

Part of my own health journey is to facilitate my Quantum Leap. The reason regular cleansing is so important to me is because I know — first hand — how critical it is to get my body to a place where it can handle a Quantum Leap.

I mean, you can’t expect your mind or spirit to function at its best without taking care of your body first. 

Part of the reason I did this cleanse was because it also facilitated a fast. 

My teacher, Hanna Kroeger, said that when you fast you want to have a reason and intention.

I wanted to physically reset my metabolism, lose a few pounds, and re-energize my mind.

Apples are the perfect vehicle for fasting because they do so much in such a short amount of time. They’re high in fiber which make them incredibly effective in cleansing your intestines. Not only do they keep you feeling full, they also aid your digestive system and help keep you regular.

Apples are also jam-packed full of antioxidants and pectin and malic acid which help detoxify your body. 

I know you’re curious, so here’s my plan:

  • 3 days of apples all day, vitamin C, garlic, water and herbal and green tea.
  • 3 enemas at night
  • Day 4 break the eating steamed veggies
  • Day 5 broth and can add in protein shake

From my past experience, I know apples can become really boring, fast. That’s why to keep things interesting, I like to use ingredients like cinnamon, lemon, and ginger to alter the taste.

I am not counting but I believe I ate almost 14 apples over the span of 48 hours!

Is an apple cleanse right for me?

Cleansing and fasting is a delicate process. That’s why it’s so important to have all the information ahead of time so you know what to expect, and know you’re doing it safely. One incredible resource I can recommend is my friend Cynthia Thurlow’s fantastic book on Intermittent Fasting. You can get it here:

Before beginning a fast check with your doctor and practitioner. If you are diabetic, this is not the fast for you.  

So, how am I feeling now, a few days in? 

  • My brain is clearer! (There’s a relationship between your gut and brain…) 
  • I have more time to do the things I love because I do not have to cook or clean up (Cleaning up and chores eat up a lot of time!)
  • I am committed to a flatter stomach (sometimes I wonder if this is the way it should be – I think back to the ancient paintings on the walls of churches depicting naked women with tummies.)

Now, mind you, my cleanse wasn’t all happiness and rainbows…

I was so hungry on the last day that I dreamed of roasted garlic with butter instead of raw garlic. 

As an act of self-care, the FIRST thing I will do off the cleanse is roast garlic!

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