Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What if I miss a juice/shake/soup?
A: No problem, just catch up when you have time, you don’t have to follow the schedule exactly.
Q: If I don’t feel like juicing, can I just skip a juice or shake?
A: Do your best not to skip juices. We are working to rebalance you hormones, and it’s important that your body remain properly nourished throughout the day. It is normal to lose interest in juices, but do you best to keep juicing—it’s worth it!
Q: Can I drink more Detox Soup instead of juice
A: Yes, that’s just fine. If you’d prefer a soup instead of a juice please go ahead. That works too!
Q: What if the only type of juice I can get is fruit juice
A: That’s ok, just dilute it 4 parts water to 1 part juice, and drink slowly.
Q: Is it normal to walk up at night to use the bathroom?
A: Yes, while cleansing, you drink so many liquids, most people do wake up in the middle of the night to urinate. That’s perfectly healthy and normal.
Q: How often should I have a bowel movement?
A: The first 1-3 days, you should have a daily bowel movement. Since most everything you’ll be eating is liquid, it’s not uncommon for the bowels to slow down from day 3 onward, but your Omega-3 Shake will help. An Epsom Salt bath is a great way to relax and stimulate you bowels naturally as well.
Q: Do I need to do enemas or colonics?
A: No, colonics and enemas are not a required part of The Gabriel Method Detoxification Program. That said, if you are constipated and are comfortable with at-home enemas, it is perfectly fine to include.
Q: What if I feel nauseous from the green juices?
A: Green juices are very alkaline and very powerful cleansing drinks. When you first start drinking them, it can sometimes make you feel nauseous. If this happens, the best thing to do is to dilute your juice with water and drink it more slowly. You can also focus on more gentle green juices such as more celery and more cucumber.
Q: What if I get up very early or go to bed very early?
A: No problem at all, just shift the detox schedule to meet your schedule.
Q: What if I feel so hungry and I just have to eat something?
A: No problem, just refer to the “back foods” list and enjoy a fresh coconut, some celery or cucumbers. Fruit is OK too, but if you can, try to focus on fresh raw vegetables as the fiber and low sugar is preferable.