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Trying to remember the better fats to cook with and sugars that are kindest to raising blood sugar levels. Oils: I recall Jon talking about Ghee and Coconut Oil. Can you clarify (pun intended) what to be sure to look for when buying Ghee? (The Ghee I purchased several months ago is solid at room temperature and I don't know if that is good or bad.) And the Coconut oil I have is by Nutiva. It's organic, extra virgin, Non GMO. Also can you remind me about what to look or when purchasing sugars to sweeten smoothies as well as to bake. I believe Jon said Stevia and Coconut Palm sugar are the better sugars. Please confirm and remind me what to look for to get the best product. Thank you so much!
Yes, Jon suggests stevia and coconut palm sugars as the most healthy, natural sweeteners. Coconut oil and ghee are great oils, and for salad dressings or time where you are not cooking oil Jon recommends chia and flax seed oils if possible.
Hope this helps!
Anne, GM Team
I have another question...
Twice a week, I go to a gym called Liquid Gym. They have underwater treadmills and bikes. This might sound strange but here is the link to the place so you can see what I am talking about. http://liquidgym.ca/
It is a great workout but what concerns me is the chlorine in the water. I haven't gone there while I have been on the detox but next week I am planning on going back. Is there something I can do to eliminate the effect or absorption of the chlorine so it doesn't stay in my cells. Would activated charcoal work or would you have another suggestion?
Personally, I avoid chlorinated pools.
If you are choosing to go then I would suggest that you continue to engage in as much of a 'detoxification lifestyle' as possible to help your body.
I am not sure of what specifically may move chlorine out of your system but green juices are amazing for general detox, especially things like parsley and cilantro.
Well it is the end of day 5 and I have to say I am looking forward to having food... chewing something! It has been been great as well as a challenge. I wasn't hungry so much during the day but in the evening I was ravenous. I drank water, water, water.
I have had psoriasis for many years. It was getting much better over the last couple years. Well it is now coming back big time. Would this be the result of the detox? I am not sure what to do to about it. Earlier this year, the doctor gave me cream to put on it which does help but I don't want to apply any chemicals especially after the detox.
Any suggestions would be welcome. I am sure grateful for the videos, support and all the information.
Thanks so much.
I have seen where a persons condition appears to get worse before it gets better. Sometimes when detoxing the body takes the opportunity to heal a past condition and while doing this, the symptoms of the condition can sometimes surface as they are being released.
Continue to drink lots of water and to eat very cleansing foods (once you begin eating again).
Oatmeal baths can be very soothing here too.
Do your visualizations and imagine the last remnants of psoriasis being cleansed out of your system and this flare up being part of that process.
Do see a doctor or use your medicine if you need to.
Thanks very much Nadia. The psoriasis hurts but it seems like it isn't getting worse. I began eating this morning with blueberries and then papaya. I have had a green juice, broth and chia drink. For dinner I am having a sprout salad with some sauteed zucchini and onions. Would these be cleansing foods you are suggesting?
The information in the videos is just awesome. Thank you for sharing your knowledge.
Yes that sounds fine.
Our Detox your Home webinar with Janine, Jon and Nadia got lots of people asking lots of questions about how to start using more natural cleaning products for their homes and bodies. Here are some answers to some of the questions we didn't get to during the show: (sorry for the delay everyone!)
Francine Frede: Is Nadia saying that a rinse of diluted Apple Cider Vinegar cleans dirty hair and that's all she needs to do?
Hi Francine, Yes that is exactly right. If my hair is extra dirty I will wash with some baking soda in water first and then rinse with apple cider vinegar in water. I haven't used anything but this on my hair for almost 3 years and my hair is healthier and more manageable that it ever has been in my life! You can read more about my experience with this here --> http://www.making-healthy-choices.com/no-shampoo.html
Francine Frede: Is perfume unhealthy? I don't think the ingredients are usually listed.
Hi Francine, Most perfumes are very toxic. When any product doesn't list their ingredients - be wary! A great alternative to toxic perfume is pure essential oils (some essential oils are too strong to use neat and should be mixed with a small amount of carrier oil).
Sharon H: how do you make a nettle infusion... just boil nettle?
Hi Sharon, Two ways to do a nettle infusion: 1. Put about a few tablespoons of dried nettle in a jar (if making a cup just cover the bottom of the cup with dried nettles), cover with hot water and let steep for 20 minutes. Strain and enjoy. Optionally, you can add a little raw honey or coconut palm sugar for a little sweetness. 2. The second method is exactly the same as the first except that you add room temperature water (ie. not boiling hot). If done this way leave your infusion to steep overnight. I will often use this method at night and then in the morning strain and enjoy all day long.
Emily Wynhof: totally random question.. can you use ACV to wash your pets?
Hi Emily, I don't see why not.
Kim Davis: Janine started out talking about drain cleaner, but I didn't hear the suggested alternative. Did she say?
Hi Kim, I can't remember what Janine said on the webinar (we can all listen to the replay as soon as it is up). What we do in our home is pour boiling water down the drain... OR pour baking soda down the drain followed by white vinegar. The mixture will bubble up and help to break down the blockage.
R C: re toothpaste: I have very sensitive teeth.. everytime I stop using toothpaste specific for sensitive teeth the problem returns.. what do you suggest
Hi R.C., For sensitive teeth I suggest the following; Avoid commercial and toxic toothpastes, use a very soft toothbrush, brush very gently always using a motion that starts above your gum line and moves down to the tip of your tooth, and most of all massage your gums with your fingertips - with clean fingers massage the gums with a gentle motion that starts above the gumline and massaged down over the tooth. You can read more about healthy teeth tips here --> http://www.making-healthy-choices.com/healthy-teeth-tips.html
Kari Nettel: Plastics - I assume that includes the plastic bags we get our fresh vegetables in?
Hi Kari, Yes it does. Basically the softer the plastic the less you want to use it. If things come in plastic bags, transfer them to glass jars/containers for healthier storage.
Katherine Potter: What about glass pots and pans? Also - the best way to avoid burning food is to not heat too fast and stay close to the stove. It takes a little longer to heat, but you are unlikely to burn.
Hi Katherine, great tip on not burning things! And yes glass pots and pans are fine.
Emily Wynhof: any suggestions for natural dish soaps?
Hi Emily, there are some nice green ones on the market, just read the ingredients to be sure. You can also use castille soap diluted in water.
During the 5 days of juicing last year, I experienced similar symptoms as now, only the symptoms began about 3 days into the pre-cleanse this year and I am now at day 6. Pretty powerful! I am very tired, light-headed (brain fog), and aching all over. I am drinking lots of liquid, having no caffeine, no grains, no dairy, nothing processed... eating vegetables, organic meat, some berries, dehydrated almonds, chia seeds, coconut oil.
Since I am having these symptoms early, does this mean I was more toxic or could it be that the detox maybe going deeper than last time? I am hoping the symptoms calm down soon.
Nadia mentioned in one of the webinars that every detox can be felt differently each time you do one, she even found this one more challenging than usual. The reasons can be varied too. Whatever the reason, it does mean that your body is detoxing. You might find that the actual cleanse will be easier for you as you have begun to detox already. Let us know how you go!
I am wondering if anyone else has had this happen--on day 2 after the 5 day cleanse I came down with a major case of poison ivy all over my face and spots on arms. I went to the Dr. and got some prednisone tablets and cortisone cream. This is the first time I've had this severe a reaction. As I think back I did pull on a vine connected to my house. Just wondering if the detox many have had some role in my reaction at this time?
That is unusual, but it is possible that your body was more sensitive than usual post cleanse.
Dear Jon, Nadia, and Staff,
The 2 week cleanse/detox program was fantastic. I appreciate the care, attention, and support you all provided. I learned wonderful life skills such as juicing, broths, cream teas that I am continuing to use. The recipes are terrific and the visualizations helped to insure my success. I am so glad to have participated. Thanks so much for helping me to "reset" my body hormones, cravings, and flush toxins. I'm feeling better. Several people have mentioned, "look terrific", "have you lost weight"?, "You, look different'. These comments are unsolicited from various people). I thanked them. I mentioned the detox, I and continue to do the visualizations. Kind Regards, Pat
Pat, thanks so much for the feedback. We're delighted to hear how the program worked for you!
Sherri, GM team
Thank you Jil. I will post the questions in the Support Group FB then.
i'm not sure that the gabriel staff is still attending to this chat Q & A. several questions and comments have been made with no response. they responded that they would be answering questions, but it seems that once the cleanse was over that no staff has responded. ??
Our apologies - we are still here - and will continue to check questions - promise!
I make my own kombucha. Is it okay to drink this during the pre-cleanse and the 5 day cleanse?
Kombucha is wonderful to drink. Just be sure that the fermenting process is complete and you will know this because the drink does not have a sweet taste.
Hi Jon and Nadia,
I am starting the pre-cleanse today and listening to the Prepare for Change audio. I have a question...
During this week and into the 5 day cleansing, is it okay to drink liquid chlorophyll and/or homemade almond milk kefir?
The chlorophyll is from alfalfa. Here is a link to the product I am taking... http://produits.landart.qc.ca/products/18-Chlorophyll/93-LA1035-MINT_CHLOROPHYLL_CONCENTRATED_5X.html
Thanks very much. Excited to be doing the cleanse again.
Sorry about not replying sooner. Both the liquid chlorophyll and homemade almond kefir will be perfect for the pre-cleanse week. For the actual detox - you should be fine to continue with the chlorophyll, but it would be best to stop having the almond milk kefir - as Nadia recommends staying away from nut and nut products during the cleanse - as these will be too taxing on the digestive system.
Let us know how you are going!
Hi, since I started when everybody was finishing I just wanted to say that I decided to be 7 days on juices - tomorrow is my last day. I`m feeling so good, I lost my belly and that is a great incentive for me just to keep up with a mindful eating from now on. In the past I was eating not too bad but sweets and breads cost me a lot of problems. I feel that it is behind me now.
I also came upon a great teachings of Jeddah Mali " Freedom 101" where she talks about how quantum physics works in our body , mind ,and just being.
In the light of her teachings Jon`s visualizations are even more beautiful and have additional dimension.
I`m very grateful to Jon and Nancy for providing us with this detox program and I`m very happy to be part of a great group which through sharing helped me to understand myself better and thank for sharing all great recipes
So glad the program worked for you, Elzbieta! Wonderful to hear.
Wishing you continued good health,
Sherri, GM Team
I don't digest and assimilate foods very well and I don't have a gallbladder. How can I achieve more efficient digestion and assimilation of nutrition?
I suggest trying the following;
-eat smaller meals more often rather than big meals.
-never stuff your stomach - always leave your stomach at least 1/4 empty.
-chew your food very well so as to start the process of digestion in your mouth.
-about 10 minutes before eating sip on a glass of warm water with 1 teaspoon of (raw organic) apple cider vinegar in it.
-make use of digestive enzymes
-incorporate green juices and smoothies into your diet. Have green juices on an empty stomach.
-continue to add in Gabriel friendly great foods and continue to move towards a detoxification lifestyle which will, among other things, improve your digestion.
As a vegan what is proper food combining for ease of digestion and maintaining blood sugar between meals.
You are still looking to eat Gabriel friendly foods which are real foods - avoiding packaged and processed foods.
If you are eating real natural foods they will usually combine well as long as you are following the suggestions I gave in the previous answer above.
Hi all, your wonderful photos are posted in the Detox Gallery here: https://members.thegabrielmethod.com/detox-program-2014/photos-detox-program/
If you have any more, feel free to send in to firstname.lastname@example.org
Congratulations everybody on completing the cleanse!
-Sherri, GM Team
Today is Day 5 for me and I am feeling fantastic! I started later as had 7 days off work and waiting for my juicer to arrive, which I love. I was never hungry and even didn't crave popcorn at the movie theatr, which my partner, had on day 1. I am now committed to eating healthy, live food and today will focus on cleaning out my kitchen and sourcing new recipes. I am so appreciative of this program and all of the team support. You are all so amazing. Love to all
Great to hear, Tanya! You are really on your way now 🙂
-Sherri, GM Team
Ooops, sorry. My previous comment should have been addressed to Sam Kelly Kelly.
Hi Jil: I tried the link you provided, and it still won't let me access the Day 6 session. I left a message on the support group page re this, but have not heard back from anybody. I don't think they are checking this detox site any more, since the detox has finished.
We'll be posting the replay for Day 6, shortly. It will be available here:
Hope this helps!
Gabriel Method Team
it's working this morning (monday) ... a lot after the fact, but oh well. i thought they said they would continue to answer questions. ??
i can't play the day 6 lesson (wrap-up) either. 🙁 are others having this problem? day's 1 - 5 have replay available but not the last one.
I found a link to it, but not in the obvious place. It's listed as the Friday live webcast. http://www.livestream.com/thegabrielmethod/video?clipId=pla_1668341d-45fe-4ce0-b1af-ceb097cd7ea2&utm_source=lslibrary&utm_medium=ui-thumb
thanks sam. it worked. and then the replay was also available today on the detox site.
I know this detox isn't about losing weight so it's probably a bad place to ask this question...
I am confused about the 'ideal' weight charts, BMI etc , they seem impossible to achieve, and I've been told they were devised by actuaries to help the insurance industry classify more people as obese and so lower their obligations. What are your thoughts Jon?
Hi, I'm day 3 post cleanse and I couldn't tune in to the party on Saturday. I'm wondering if it will be uploaded today? I'm not feeling confident about what to eat going forward. Thank you, Sam
Are hemp seed oil and grape seed oil healthy?
Jon listed chia oil flax oil and hemp oil as good sources of omega 3 and to be kept in the fridge (so obviously buy in the fridge too!) I can't remember what he said about grape seed oil but it wasn't on the omega 3 list.
Grape seed oil was one of the options for cooking.
Both of these oils are great choices.
Hemp seed oil is great served cold as it loses its Omega 3 properties when heated. So as Bronwen (thanks Bronwen) says keep it in the fridge.
Grapeseed oil is a great oil for cooking with (thanks Sacha!)
Ok my story ...detox went off great . Day 5 without a hitch then at night I got into a fight with my husband ...which led to a meltdown and I did not have my broth or any 'dinner" ... few hours later I I had broth and sweetened chia drink and still had a strong craving for chocolate ... which eventually I had to give in too ..... took 2 squares before my body said enough .... few hours later I got cravings for spicy fried snack ... basicly a crunchy puffed rice concoction which also I had to have a couple of table spoons ... at 6 in the morning ..oh yes I have insomnia which resurfaced
basic lying my body did not reject any of these foods and I feel fine ... so now I am planning to extend the detox foods till dinner when I will introduce fruits ....
and I realize that my relationship throws me in a tizzy and i need to deal with it ....
pls help with how I can deal with this
The visualizations are great to deal with stress. You must make the evening and morning visualization a part of you routine and see which other one appeals to you when you are upset and just sit down and listen to it...
Love & Light
Suparna, sounds like you're going through a tough time so remember to be kind to yourself.
Jon's book would be a really good spot to start - it's all about why we need to fix our mind as well as our body to get healthy. Makes a lot of sense to me.
Good luck, Bronwen
Nisha and Bronwen offer some great advice, it's important to try and stay calm and be gentle with yourself whenever you feel like you're going to have a meltdown. Give yourself the time and space to practice visualization to help you regain that mind-body balance again 🙂
what are the best sources for vegetarian protein?
Ditto! I am a bit confused too since dairy is on the way out! and Jon said avoid soy except tempeh...
I know there is a veg protein powder I was going to try - did Jon suggest sprouted?
Other than that nuts, and nut cheeses, legumes - again Jon suggested sprouts rather than beans, so I'm wondering about making humus with chick peas and adding kidney beans to pasta sauce etc?
Hi Jill and Bronwen,
Great question. Tempeh, nuts, beans, seeds, sprouted lentils, dark greens are all great sources of protein.
Hope that helps!
Sherri, GM Team
Hi Jill - I was just doing a google search and came across this page http://www.nomeatathlete.com/where-vegetarians-get-protein/
some useful info!
What do you think of a (small) whey protein shake supplement on day 2 or 3 after the cleanse to help rebuild muscle and promote getting back into exercising?
You should be okay to start having protein on day two after the detox. Just gauge by how your body felt after having it.
Jon, thanks again for the opportunity to do this cleanse with you, Nadia and the rest of the team for the second year. Last year was my first cleanse and it went extremely well. This one went well too. But in comparison, this one was a bit more challenging as I was much busier and didn't have the time to do the visualizations, didn't get as much rest, walked around a lot more (work related) with my computer bag in tow (which carries a bit of weight). I don’t know if it was the result of these things that made me feel hungry more than I thought I should be, especially on day 1 and 2 of the second week. Later during week two of the cleanse I felt hungry from time to time (mostly before dinner) but I was able to have a Chia Shake or add coconut oil to my soup broth and that carried me through the night. Is it normal to feel REALLY hungry from time to time when doing week two of the cleanse? Also, last year, I had normal bowel movements throughout the cleanse. This year, I had a normal stool on mornings of day 1 and 2, on the evening of day 2 I had diarrhea (after the diarrhea, I had no additional problems that night or the next day), no stool on day 3, a normal stool on the morning of day 4, and diarrhea on the evening of day 5. I don’t recall what I consumed leading up to the diarrhea on the evening of day 2, but on the evening of day 5 I recall having about five cups of soup broth with coconut oil, sea salt and cayenne pepper. I was full after about 2 ½ cups of broth but I finished he remainder because I wanted to be sure to get through the night without feeling hungry. About 30 minutes or so after finishing the soup, I could feel and hear my stomach gurgling. I had to leave your final conference call early. I passed what started out as a normal stool (albeit in fragments) to a soft stool, and then it seemed like the contents of my stomach were just dumped. Immediately after that, I drank about 8 oz of coconut water and left the house for about 2 hours with no problems additional urges to go to the bathroom. When I returned home, I had a Chia Shake and went to bed. I have had no urges to go to the bathroom last night and I feel fine today. Is this experience normal when detoxing? What do you think caused my bathroom problems? Just concerned because it didn't happen last year.
Does anyone here compost? I've started one for my garden with all of the organic trimming from juicing and stock making. I love gardening, it's such an inexpensive way to eat organic & seasonal & local, so I hope to get the hang of this. Any tips would be greatly appreciated.
youtube is full of DIYs and how tos ... compost is so good for the garden. there are many ways to do it. find what looks easiest. i just put mine on the ground, and then pile dirt or horse manure over it, and layer it like that. it works great.
Today I came off the cleanse when I ate ~35 of my freshly made Flax Seed Crackers (Nadia's recipe). The crackers are terrific but not the best after finishing the cleanse. I'm in the process of downing water, broth, and green juices to slow down the effects of the crackers.
Congratulations on finishing the detox!
Sounds like you're doing a great job at listening to your body, just remember to take it slow and easy!
Gabriel Method Team
Hi Jon and Nadia
I could not go through a second faze of detox - the juice part-
because I was working out of NY in a small town without an access to juices. So I just prolonged my first part of cleansing till Thursday evening. I took with me also this wonderful broth and some organic veggies , nuts just to continue. I also in that time didn`t have an access to computer.
I did pick up on second part yesterday and I will continue till the end.
So I was not able to listen to daily evening meetings and your
I would love to be able to do it as I go with every day of detox.
Also I would love to have my meditations/ visualizatios to be still available to me as I was not able to transfer them into my phone. I love what this pre- detox days made me feel. I`m already more energetic, I got ride of my sticking out belly, I lost 7 lbs (which I do understand might be not permanent but I also intend to eat this way from now on )
So I hope that access to your program will be available at least for next 5 days.
I would appreciate an answer to my request
Elzbieta, they have said we will have access to this program indefinitely and the calls are available to be played back, so you could listen to one each day as you continue through the program. The visualizations are also available. I hope this is helpful. Enjoy the journey!
Kim is right, you'll have access to this program indefinitely so you can catch up and listen to the presentation replays whenever you need them!
Keep up the good work!
I didn't think I would be able to make it through the week, especially with work, but I did. The Skype each evening helped me continue. I've lost ten pounds and a lot of bloating. I will follow the adding to idea with the right foods and supplements. Thank you for getting me started. I hope to lose the rest of the excess weight within the next year.
You did it! Congratulations on staying strong and sticking it through! Well done, you're on the right track. We wish you nothing but the best on your journey! Please remember that we are here to help if you have any questions!
Thank you. So far, so good.
I feel super overwhelmed and have no means to express my gratitude. I had no doubt I could not do it. But because I trust Jon I said lets give it a shot.
I had a headache on Day 1 and a bit of itchiness throughout. Apart from that I sailed through it. I did not feel in the least bit hungry. I even met a friend in a regular bakery where I have coffee and pastries and I looked at everything and was not tempted, I carried fresh young coconut water and meat and asked for water to accompany it. NO STRUGGLE.
THANK YOU JON, NADIA, DEN, SHANNON AND THE REST OF THE GM TEAM.
What I really want to share is that when I thought my brain was hurting and I was feeling low and bad and depressed, it was because my brain was actually probably physically hurting due to inflammation. I do not remember the last time my head felt so good. I do not remember the last time my thinking was so clear. Today maybe for the first time in my life I felt like I am one of the "Happy People", the people I always looked at and wondered what on earth was wrong with me.
I know this is really long but I want to share.
Not only was this a physical Detox but has also been an emotional detox for me. I have had through this time the clarity to see the toxic people around me and have made the clear intention to move away without any drama.
So THANK YOU. I hope to see the team at a retreat again, so there, I have put it out there.
I love you. Thank you
I know it doesn't count but I lost 6 kgs Whooooo Hooooooo
thats 13 pounds :))))))))))
That's great! Although weight loss was not the point of this detox, it feels great to have lost some. I lost 10 lbs 🙂
yayeee so good Sherry.
I finally feel like I can do it!!
Thank you for such kind words! Congratulations on staying strong and positive throughout this entire experience! We are so happy to hear that this detox has helped you release blockages in both the physical and emotional aspects.
Once again thank you and please remember we are always here to help 😉
All the Best,
Thank you so much for sharing - all the things you described are exactly what Jon and Nadia wanted you to experience from this Detox! So wonderful!
Congratulations and enjoy this new beginning!
How much longer can we access this site for as I did the cleanse but was not able to watch any of the webinars except number one. I was hoping to watch them over the next fortnight 🙂
Sorry I don't know why this posted here
But I believe we will have access post cleanse too
Lots of people have asked and the staff have said "indefinitately" you bought the program you own the program so go back to it whenever you need. I did this detox last year and I can still go back to that info so I trust them when they say it!
Thanks Bronwen 🙂
I have fallen in love with the basic breakfast detox tea recipe. For ongoing, is it a problem if I want to continue to have it every morning, and every evening before bed and late afternoon if my body can tolerate it. I find it so comforting and delicious Or Is This Going to be TOO Detoxifying for moving forward? It has become my favorite way to have more coconut oil and I am thrilled to be able to go back to using flax oil in my smoothies, as smoothies were the only way I was able to get the oil down. I don't cook much so that really wasn't an avenue for me.
I am a fan of the detox tea too - I find it very soothing - I discovered it during last year's detox program and still have it to this day! It is not a problem to continue to have it each day.
So great to hear that there were aspects of the detox that you will continue to enjoy post detox!
Thank you Jon, Nadia and Den for all your information and support. I was first exposed to your story and practices a few years ago, but was unable to gain success just through the visualizations and diet which led me down a number of other paths, one of which was food quality and effects. I find it great that separately, discoveries and changes I have made to my nutritional intake and lifestyle are very much what you are promoting. And I have learned yet a few more tricks with this detox program.
However, I am still not able to get past the emotional hurdles. My adrenals are kaput. I am doing a little hormone therapy to assist - nothing drastic.
Buut...One thing in your Total Transformation program that has stuck with me through the years is your story of a gal who was having all sorts of weight issues and you urged her to change her life so she was living her dream - I think for her to make her art her life. Oh how I wish.
Long story short - I am going to have 2-3 months off from work (high stress) to expand my wings and try something I have always wanted and am so excited about having the opportunity. But with every Upside, there seems to be a downside. I will no longer have access to the great healthy, locally sourced organic, fresh meats and veggies. Everything comes from Costco where I am going. I am hoping the "dreamlike" experience I will have will be enough to counterbalance the poor quality foods I will have access to - so much so that even though I have poor food options, my emotional side will heal and the food just won't really matter.
Do you feel this is possible?
Costco carries a LOT of organics- although not farm fresh, there are bagged organic power greens, frozen organic antioxidant blend fruit, frozen organic blueberries etc. I think you will be very happily surprised. And although i don't buy organic chicken there, I do believe they have it, oh, they have organic chia seeds and organic flax seeds and organic cold pressed olive oil. I believe there home base is California. Fear not!
Hmm... I may have to take a peek in one again. I haven't been in one for a couple years. Thank you Helaine! For the Chia alone, it would be a savings.
Happy to ease your mind and be of service! Good luck with your move. May it be everything you dream it and visualize it to be...
ditto that helaine. kersten, good for you for taking a big step toward your own well-being. and yes, costco has a LOT of organic foods!
Congratulations on making some very exciting choices and decisions!
As others have mentioned here, it sounds like you will be able to find some great things at Costco.
The reality is that what we strive to do is to make the best choices with what is available to you. Your situation will change as your circumstances change and what is available to you may also change ... just keep in mind to look at all the things available to you and to make the best choices you can from what is available to you at the moment.
Affecting positive change in one area of your life will certainly have an impact on other areas and this is because we are holistic beings and everything is interconnected.
Thanks so much to Jon, Nadia, Den, the rest of the GM team, and all of the participants. This experience was amazing! I have learned so much and I really appreciate the effort all of you have made.
Thank you too! We're so glad to hear that this detox has been an enjoyable learning experience for you!
Cheers to a job well done 🙂
We didn't get to in on the call tonight, but Jon said that chronic low grade inflammation is a common cause of weight gain. I'm curious about your take on the two studies that came out in the last year or so, one showing that low dose aspirin reduces chronic inflammation, and another showing that salt increased chronic inflammation.
It was an honour to be here with all of you this year! Congratulations to each of you - what an amazing gift you have given yourselves!!!
Here is the link I promised to post for the CHIA CRACKERS that we talked about in tonight's call:
Nadia - you are an inspiration and someone whom I wish I knew personally. I want to have your spirit and courage to travel the world, live simply and thrive so richly. Your passion is intoxicating.
I will settle for gleaning information from your website though. 😉
Can someone repost or direct me to nadias veg pulp cracker recipe? Ty so much!
Here is the recipe --> http://www.making-healthy-choices.com/raw-crackers.html
There are 3 recipes on the page, the last one is the one that uses the pulp from making juice.
Are you saying to soak all nuts before consuming and only use raw nuts for recipes?
Try to obtain raw organic nuts and seeds and most of them are easier to digest once soaked.
Here is some more information on the soaking process --> http://www.making-healthy-choices.com/soaking-nuts.html
Can jon please talk about how we can do emotional healing..thanks
I loved this program! The cleanse has made me feel great. I love making juices and making the broth. My family is loving the soups using the broth.
So great to hear! So glad you were here with us this year!
Enjoy the juices and broth as you move forward, both great things to continue with.
When back to usual eating I would find it difficult to not drink milk. I'm not fond of the substitutes and does everyone have an inflammatory reaction to milk?
Also the bread thing is sprouted bread of any variety an acceptable alternative?
Try getting raw milk if you can.
Look for sprouted grain breads in the freezer or refrigerated part of the grocery store. Here in America there is one called Ezekial Bread which I like.
Today I made broth from the pulp of my juicing and it was great. I placed the pulp in a large pot with water, heated it and then strain the liquid for my broth. I felt terrific and my vision became really clear.
I also used 2 cups of pulp for the Vegetable Flax Cracker, the recipe Nadia provided. The recipe provide 3 baking sheets for crackers.
Sounds great - so glad you tried the cracker recipe.
Here are my two most delicious discoveries from yesterday
to share with you all.
1. Made the detox tea(which I love by the way Jon.thanks for this one!)
With a combo of homemade strong ginger tea and rose tulsi tea and 1T of raw coconut manna, cinnamon and nutmeg. Blend till creamy and frothy...when off the cleanse I will add a tad of coconut sugar if I can!
2. Made an awezome v8 type of juice after 4 days of not always pleasing g reen juices and it was sooo good I must share with you all.
in the juicer:
1 beet, 1/2 red bell pepper, 2 carrots, 2 juicy ripe tomatoes, 3-4 celery, 1 cucumber, 2 handfuls spinach, one hand of parsley, knub of ginger and turmeric root, 1/2 green apple, 1 small peeled lemon.
I look forward to trying both of these recipes Dharmani
Both recipes sound delicious! Thank you so much for sharing:)
Thanks for sharing! 🙂
Hi there, am on day five today and really looking forward to eating again!
I have been hungry most of the cleanse and did have a handful of salad nite of day three, but passed up all the yummy desserts at the function I attended..I am proud of that!
have questions for you regarding re entry and for my every day new life where I have 50-60 # to lose and lose the pre diabetic hormonally challenged 59 year old body issues...help!
Have been adding the T. Of raw coconut manna into my tea...its sooo way better than just oil..but it seems to be a "new" addiction, like 1-2x day sticking in a finger or spoon to get about 1 t.or half a t. Of it! Will this help speed up my metabolism and weight loss or hinder it...can one eat too much?
I bought hemp oil instead of flax oil cuz way better taste to use on my salads, but I keep hearing use omega 3, s, not 6, s. Is omega 6 bad for us and is hemp oil a good item to use..in smoothies or as salad dressing with lemon?
Lastly I have always been a carb addict and slowly changed my grain selections to better ones...ie...quinoa, wild rice..buckwheat groats and oats. Can I eat them (in moderation)and still lose weight or R they part of the problem?
Also many say that to lose weight to not eat fruits, esp. The juicy sweet ones I love here in hawaii...papaya, mango, pineapple, soursop, passion fruit coconut etc. Yet you say to eat them, esp the first day...I know they are easy to digest, but will eating them then and in general keep my fat belly going...or not? I really would like to eat fresh fruit but havent been clear wether its good or not given my condition of 60 pounds overwei ght and a big gut I need to lose
. Please please answer these concerns or address today..I know there are many others with the same concerns, not unique to me!
Than ks so much for helping us all this week! We will miss you, but
A hui hou as we say in the islands!
This is for post cleanse eating:
I understand that we are looking to reduce the consumption of grains. How do you feel about black wild rice? ( not a mix - 100% wild rice) Is this a less damaging grain or is it just as bad as the rest?
interested in the answer for this as well.... wild rice is a staple in my house normally.
Have anyone tried "riceing" cauliflower as a replacement for rice? I saw this in a raw food cooking video on YouTube. You'd be replacing a potentially insulin spiking grain with a nutrient rich, insulin stabilizing, low carb/low calorie veggie that has numerous health benefits.
I've used cauli mash in replacement for potato mash. It's SO yummy & works really well.
Hi Nadia I washed my hair with bicarb soda and rinsed with apple cider vinegar and my hair came out awesome. I wanted to try the tooth sticks. Where would I get those in Australia? Was it hibiscus?
Yes you can use hibiscus twigs.
Check this link for some other ones you can use --> http://www.making-healthy-choices.com/natural-toothbrush.html
Glad you tried the b. soda and apple cider vinegar for your hair!
is bicarb soda the same as baking soda? i'd like to try this. do you make the soda into a liquid or a paste or?
You used to advocate xylitol and whey protein ... but don't anymore why is that ??
So what would be the best in both categories
what about coconut sugar
And what about eggs ? How often should we have eggs
Why cannot you have a banana everyday ?
When dehydrating in my oven is it ok to use baking paper to put the mix on to make the crackers?
I like that idea:) I've roasted veggies on baking paper with delicious results. I'm going to use baking paper when I try to make dehydrated veggies! Thanks for the idea, Jo:)
Yes that is fine.
Just wondering what brand ghee is recommended in Australia? I just don't have the time to make my own.
Hi Jo, I use QBB, it's in a green tin with a green lid, sometimes you can find it in supermarkets but I can't in Perth but in the Asian supermarket it comes in 3 sizes.
We're having some technical difficulties archiving Day 5 "Concluding the Cleanse" webinar, in the meantime we're uploading the raw footage but unfortunately we lost the last 10 minutes of the presentation (don't worry we're working on recuperating it) so our apologies for the hiccup. Thanks again for your patience, we'll make sure to email out the replay for Day 5 and for the Wrap up party by early next week.
Have a great weekend and congratulations to all of you on finishing the detox! Well done everybody! 🙂
This had been a great detox - for me it went so much easier than last year - until now - I actually started a day early so started to eat yesterday - I tried some steamed green bean -I am not able to handle fruit very well in normal times so the papaya idea isn't very appealing to me -I ate like like 7-8 of them and that wasn't too bad, slight upset, but when I tried again later I got a very upset stomach and had to stop for the day, some bloating going on. I'm continuing the chia shakes and green juices and lots of water and I took a digestive enzyme this am as I suspect my digestion is not very good - and wasn't pre-detox - I tried some avocado - 1 bite this am - didn't go well though my body seemed to want more of it - I am pretty hungry but afraid I can't take in much now - I tried 1 bite of chia pudding several hours later today- also not a great response, so doing more chia/greens as I did in the detox -that is still going well. I am having a little stomach cramping and am now feeling sort of weak and shaky, which is new as I felt great in the detox. FYI I had a really hard time coming off the last detox also - I think I really have more GI issues than I realized so this is a great time to work on that - just not sure which way to go from here. Thanks Jan
Bentonite Clay was listed on one of the GM Detox docs. Given our slowed bowels, I figured it was not something to do during cleanse. But would like some direction/instruction on how coming off of the cleanse to maximize the benefits of the bentonite clay in ridding my system of toxins.
Thank you...this has been a very good 1st cleanse of this type experience.
Hello, I know a lot of questions were coming thru, but would really like some guidance on this- thanks!
"Bentonite clay can be used like this;
2 tsp psyllium husk powder
2 tbsp bentonite clay
10 oz glass of water
2tsp of lemon juice (optional)
Drink and then follow by another full glass of water. "
Does sesame oil corrupt at high temperatures when used for cooking?
The smoke point of Sesame oil is 350-410°F/175-210°C. All oils lose value when heated but can become toxic at their smoke point.
The Gabriel Method Team
Hi I was just wondering how many of you have lost weight ?? .. my detox experience has been wonderful ... I had some headaches and stuffiness during the pre clense but these 5 day have been super ... no aches n pains feeling clear headed and energetic ( I am basic a sedentary person ) skin is glowing ...
but I don't think I have lost any weight ..my clothes don't feel any different .... is that normal ??
Thinking back the only mistakes could be maybe
1) an extra glass of coconut water ... but living in mumbai our water is not that sweet anyway
2) too much fib left in the juice even after straning. .as I don't have a cheese cloth
Would love some feedback on my unusual problem
I've lost between 2 and 3 kilos. But they will come back after the cleanse as Jon says....
I've also have unusual week as bowel movement where still "hard" and not diminished at all... and green lol
Even though there was no fiber in my juices because I've a very good masticating juicer.
So I don't know if it means my cleanse where not complete.... I know I haven't drink enough water since wednesday.... But I've drink almost 3 liters including broth, juices an teas....
As I had to take morphine I know the cleanse will not be perfect but better than nothing... I'll do it again in 6 month when morphine will be out and go on with GM anyway....
I haven't been really hungry... But I'm craving for a coffee lol
It's day 5 for me.... the end of it!!! Yes!!!
I've tried to stop smoking but didn't manage it... I'll keep try to stop so for the next cleanse, I'll be free of toxins during the cleanse....
Anyway that was a great experience!
I've impressed my family also 🙂
I've been so pleased with the support the GM team has give us, that I've subscribe to the support team....
I'm currently following the "love your body lean" of bionicafit and I don't feel supported at all.... She just ignore me!
Even though it's very expensive.....
So I'm very disappointed....
I wish you the best for the after cleanse!
Jon and Nadia both said this isn't to lose weight ...
I did this detox last year and lost 8 kg, put back on 4 kgs in 2 weeks
This year I haven't lost anything
But yesterday I got 2 compliments from different peoples saying I looked really healthy!
Remember that you are detoxing your body and don't worry about the weigh!
My mum used to say "look after the cents and the dollars will look after themselves" obviously this is about saving money but I think it is about eating too, look after your body and the weight will look after itself .
I get that ☺... but was just wondering if it was normal ... considering that we have really not eaten in 5 days
Can Ghee also be used to replace butter / margarine as a spread?
How long do the chia seeds stay potent after you grind them?
Also, may I incorporate chia shakes into my daily life? Are these shakes healthy ways to snack throughout the day? What would be the maximum number in a day that is healthy?
I missed the seminar today, and I'm wondering if it will be up soon? I am coming off the cleanse in the morning and I'd love to be able to prepare myself mentally for the day ahead by knowing what's the best eating options. Thanks!
I agree Sam. I missed it too and would have liked to listen before going to bed. I think I heard on the Wednesday Webinar that paw paw was ok (papaya) and berries and melons and possibly salad but no protein. And we still have to drink heaps and only eat small to ease our digestion into it.
I just checked the slide presentation, it has what to eat on the first few days.
Hi Sam and Belinda,
We'll be posting the replay of Day 5's Concluding the Cleanse shortly. In the meantime, Belinda is right,the slide presentation shows you what to eat after you go off the detox:
Thanks and good job ladies!
how long will our questions be answered? i want to follow this cleanse in the best way possible.
We'll continue to offer help and support for any questions that arise during or after your cleanse 🙂
any ideas about what to do with the vegetables that were used to make the broth? ( i froze mine.)
From some comments on this thread it looks like some members have made veggie patties out of their leftover pulp. Also here's an article that offers 20 uses for leftover pulp:
i was asking about the vegetables used to make broth... not the pulp that comes out of the juicer. ?
i got that with the juice pulp, but i'm asking about the vegetables we used to make the broth.
I just pureed those vegetables that I used for the broth. Now they are like the pulp from juicing and I froze both so that I can now use them in some of those delicious recipes.
What is coconut nectar and what can we use as a substitute if we cannot buy it.
Is it better to eat unhulled tahini? I have a full jar of the hulled tahini although it is organic..
Obviously I've been looking at some yummy recipes..
When we blend the coconut oil in tea aren't we hydrogenating the oil and isn't that why it stays mixed?
Pea protein powder, when can I add that back?
From day 2. If you have it on day 2 and feel funny in the tummy (nausea for example) then hold off for another day.
Thank you. 🙂
Hi GM team,
I've emailed through a question via email@example.com for Nadia - didn't want to post it here because it was quite detailed - basically my period has gone haywire starting from Day 2 of detox. Wondering if you could help? Thanks!
I would love see that answer. i got mine on day 3 and it's been awful.
Thanks we'll keep an eye out for it and we'll make sure to pass it along to Coach Nadia.
Hi Jeanie and Rachel,
This can certainly happen while cleansing. Menstruation is natural cleanse that your body does so when you put your body in cleanse mode (like we did this week) sometimes your body will take advantage of that time to menstruate too. Some may experience a full period, others just a little release.
After stopping the detox your period should regulate itself over the next few cycles.
Have had a headache every night. ..it starts around 7pm and lasts all evening. ..it's gone by morning though. What could be the cause of it?
Headaches are quite common while detoxing. An epsom salt bath in the evening could be really helpful - add a drop of good quality lavender essential oil and it will help to calm your system down before sleep too.
Also be sure that you are drinking enough water to keep that flushing action going.
If it gets to be too much, consider eating something from the backup foods list.
Hi there GM team, I have noticed the spike in energy....when I have carrot or beetroot and/or apple in my juices. It was talked about in one of the webinars, can you tell which one and some info about it.....I'm aware that other foods can give a spike in energy.....this isn't good is it???? how do I manage it????
Thanks Heaps 🙂
You can listen to the replay of Week 1 Day 3 - Juicing 101.
Carrots, apples and pears are great to give a sweeter taste to green juices but you really only want to use a small amount to avoid the spike while still benefiting from great taste.
Here are the links for a couple of the recipes I talked about in today's webinar:
ONION BREAD --> http://www.making-healthy-choices.com/onion-bread.html
COCONUT WRAPS --> http://www.making-healthy-choices.com/coconut-meat.html
Very excited to chat with you all during the wrap up party tomorrow!!!
Wow, really fantastic, informative and inspiring webinar tonight! Thank you for everything this has been an incredible experience...and the constant support and education is a huge part of it. Best to all on Day 5!!
What about starting vitamin routine on day 1?
Wait until day 2 just to give your digestion a chance to start working again.
And I would add to ensure you are taking high quality supplements as there are a lot of 'less than the best' out there that have toxic elements to them.
Thank you, I take an organic liquid and new chapter for the turmeric and bone support,
Why can't we eat flax seeds and chia on day 1 since we have been having them now?
You can as long as they are soaked like in the omega shakes.
Great. I have had no problem with my bowels and flax seeds are part of my normal "regularity" routine.
Thank you for sending the links for the thyroid videos. Unfortunately because of Hashimoto's, my thyroid has been removed. I admire Andrea Beaman's energy. I was healthy and never had much problem with my weight until the Hashimoto's. Even so, the levothyroxine is the only medication I take. My doctor said it would take me four times longer to lose weight without a thyroid. I am hoping to get started on losing the weight even if it takes a long time.
Just a question about dehydrating. I don't have a dehydrator so if I wanted to try making a chia or vege cracker and I was using my oven what temp would I use and how long do you do them for?
Put your oven on its lowest setting and leave the door open. Dehydrate until desired crispiness if reached, may take several hours.
As others have mentioned on the forum, you can also use your car as a dehydrator which works great on a sunny day. Place things on a tray and put them on the front or back dash.
If you live in hot dry climate you can also do this outside in the sun.
Den do you use baking paper or anything to stop it sticking to the trays?
Here's a good breakdown of the different coconut products: http://iquitsugar.com/the-ins-and-outs-of-a-coconut/
Is there a way to shut off the posts from coming into my email. I have unchecked the little box below which says; Notify me when new comments are added. I have tried multiple times and I am still getting a zillion emails.....
Hi, I don't know if this has been answered in the webinars as I've not had time to listen to them all. I've heard or read at some point that you should 'chew' your juice when drinking it. Is that correct?
Jon and Nadia,
I'm wondering what are the best foods to begin eating after the cleanse? I'm sure you'll be talking about this in the last seminar, but this information would be helpful in advance for planning purposes.
Hi, I have finished the cleans. These 12 days cleans were a really great experience for me and I wanted to thank you, GM team, Jon and Nadia for making it that way. I felt very supported, knowing that at any time I could come and ask my questions and knowing that they were always somebody to answer them. The webinar are amazing, so much information to support. I found that this program is really well done. It was great to read everybody questions and comments, it help me many, many times.
Big thanks to all -- Chantal 🙂
So glad you enjoyed the experience! And thank you for your kind words. I am honoured to be here with all of you.... and I honour you for this amazing gift you have given yourself.
End of day 4 for me. I'm ok.... 🙂
I just haven't listen to any webinar this week..... I'll try to catch up a bit tomorrow......
The webinars will always be available to you.
Hope you can join us for Day 5's webinar.
I would like to know how much constitutes 1 juice drink. I juiced quite a bit at one time as tomorrow will be a busy day, and I wont have time to juice.
Drink as much green juice as your body wants. There will be times during the cleanse when you want a big juice and other times when you want a smaller one.
eating less has slowed my bowels...suggestions desperately needed to get this back to once a day...I had to do an enema and I would prefer not to.
It can take some time for your digestive system (including bowel movements) to get back up to full speed.
-be sure you are still taking in lots of water (drink on an empty stomach).
-massage your abdomen area in a clockwise direction.
-relax and know that your body will release. Stress and anxiety can very much affect your bowel movements ie. the more you stress about it the harder it is 'to go'
-do an enema if needed (after you have given your body some time)
-after all that you can also try some senna tea but know that senna can be quite strong. After drinking a cup, usually 6 hours later you may experience strong cramping and need to rush to the toilet so plan accordingly if you are going to use senna.
Thanks Nadia I do all except the senna...and that sounds too intense...I was hoping for something more...pears work WHy do pears worK?
Yes Jeri, pears and prunes are also good.
You can also try a psylium drink if that fails.
Nettle recipes please
and what is oil pulling?
Two ways to do a nettle infusion (essentially a nettle tea - you can buy dried nettles at an herb store):
1. Put about a few tablespoons of dried nettle in a jar (if making a cup just cover the bottom of the cup with dried nettles), cover with hot water and let steep for 20 minutes. Strain and enjoy. Optionally, you can add a little raw honey or coconut palm sugar for a little sweetness.
2. The second method is exactly the same as the first except that you add room temperature water (ie. not boiling hot). If done this way leave your infusion to steep overnight. I will often use this method at night and then in the morning strain and enjoy all day long.
For information about oil pulling check out this link --> http://www.making-healthy-choices.com/oil-pulling.html
What are good replacements going forward for rice, pastas, and breads?
For pasta try zucchini run through a spiralizer or kelp noodles. Keep in mind that pasta itself is pretty tasteless and it is the sauce that makes the dish. Focus on making a super delicious and nourishing sauce and then use that over zucchini or kelp.
For bread, I make all of my wraps now using a collard green leaf or a romaine leaf or a nori sheet as the wrap part. It works wonderfully. You can also make beautiful wraps (that can double as a pizza crust) out of coconut meat and you can see a recipe for that here --> http://www.making-healthy-choices.com/coconut-meat.html
I have also made a really great tasting onion bread that also doubles as a meatless burger or patty --> http://www.making-healthy-choices.com/onion-bread.html
For rice, try quinoa as a transition food but be aware that quinoa can still produce a spike so watch how you feel after eating it.
Sounds great, thank you!
Love both of these recipes Nadia
Wow!! I sure got a lesson in listening to your body today...it shouted loud and clear that my blood sugar was low. I got up this morning at 730ish and drank water, checked emails, listened to last nights webinar and had a peppermint tea with coconut oil and lots of water, getting up from time to time to go pee 🙂 Then around 9:30 I went downstairs to look for some paperwork and I had a HOT flash and felt the blood drain from my body. I came upstairs and made some broth (haven't made my juice for the day yet) and sat down to eat it. I feel better now 🙂 I'm assuming that I experience a sugar drop?? Anyone care to diagnose me??
Still cleansing, feeling okay. I checked my blood sugar this morning, first thing without any juices,etc, and it was 59, is that too low? What is a healthy fasting range? What is a healthy range after eating?
I like lemon in my water. I don't always have lemon on hand. Is the lemon in a bottle ok to put in my water?
I would suggest using fresh when you have it and when you don't have just put a pinch of sea salt or 1 tsp of (raw organic) apple cider vinegar in your water.
Thank you Nadia!
what about the organic lemon and lime juices that come in glass containers?
Fresh is better as there is more life force and enzymatic activity in fresh juice.
it's my 5th day, today...it went really easy, no hunger.
I feel so good that i would like to go on and end the detox on sunday, it would be my 8th day.
Is it okay or is my body going to get the message there is a diet going on and reactivate the FAT program ?
This is a very common feeling to feel great on this day and want to continue. I would strongly recommend against this.
It is VERY important to break this cleanse while you are in the place of feeling really great. This is when you will be most motivated and clear to make intelligent and healthy choices when you start eating.
Breaking the fast is, in many ways, the most important part of doing this. Start eating on day 6 and know that you have done exactly what was right for you. Also know that once you start eating on day 6 your body will still continue to cleanse while it is transitioning back to digesting solid food.
Fantastic that you are feeling so great!
I'm reflecting on how amazing this detox is... or should I say the GM process.. detox being a part of it.... yesterday at our staff meeting there were healthy snack about, berries, nuts yogurt as well as pound cake (such a name--like a hint).. I had my green drink and my mind didn't even hold a thought of deprivation or a pull to think of wanting and that fight after to try and not want.... I was just in contentment... calm, easy..... I feel like I am listening better... maybe listening outside but definitely listening inside better.... My body's quiet yet clear story..... I cherish this consciousness ..... Thanks for this time... it has so much richness the second time around... I hope we do this every year.....
Thank you so much for sharing that experience. It is such a wonderful experience isn't it? I honour you in the beautiful choice you made to do this cleanse for yourself!
I've never used a food dehydrator before. Could you please provide tips! I'd like recipes and to hear about what type/brand of dehydrator to buy.
I'm really enjoying my new juicer and marveling at all the wonderful nutrition rich drinks I've made. I have stored the pulp in the freezer and wonder if the dehydrator would be a great device for making snacks?
So great to hear that you are enjoying these new ideas for healthier cooking. A dehydrator is a great way to make healthy snacks. You can actually just use your oven though (this is all I use). You just need to set it on the lowest setting, leave the door open and leave the product you are making in overnight. However, Nadia has a suggestion on her website here : http://www.making-healthy-choices.com/Healthy-Kitchen-Tools.html
You can google options too - here is a website with some suggestions:
I hope this helps
I got tired of the electric bill and now I put things to dehydrate on the dash board of my car facing the sun...works great and the car smells good
i LOVE this jeri. i'll definitely give it a try. i live off the grid, so leaving the oven on all night makes for a lot of propane use... in the summer i can use the sun, but now, in the fall, there's too much moisture in the air. i'm definitely trying your car dash method! thanks!
Hi Jeri and Jill,
Yes great idea. I use the dash in the car as well. And when I am living in the desert I am able to just put things outside.
I'm very itchy. Is that ok.
Your skin is your body's biggest organ of elimination and sometimes during a cleanse much can be pushed out through your skin causing different feelings.
To release the burden on your skin do some light stretching/movement, ensure you are drinking enough water to keep that flushing going. You may want to try and epsom salt bath. And avoid any chemical cosmetics/body care products on your skin.
Hi This detox has made me realise I have a bit of a cheese addiction. Jon did mention "raw " cheese in one of the presentations. What does this mean?
It means unpasteurized ... made with raw milk or unpasteurized milk.
Thanks for answering Sally 🙂
Are there Australian cheeses that are raw? I remember a few years ago that unpasteurised French cheeses were able to be imported for the first time.
I do not miss my goat cheese but I do love it on veggies and with an egg but have not gone back to it yet as I am still coming off the detox. I have whey too much for me to eat LOL...
Hi Elizabeth, the is a QLD company that does raw Cheese from Switzerland. Expensive but oh so delicious!!! http://www.fromart.com.au
Wow - thanks for that Jo - thanks to your link - I've now discovered that there is a deli just around the corner from me that sells this cheese!
At Woolies I spent some time reading cheese labels & I found one that says it's made with raw milk. The brand is Le Superbe & it's a mostly blue & clear wrapper & says in the middle: Le Gruyere Switzerland. Its really yummy too. I've grated it on dishes & really enjoyed it.
So.. end of day 5 here and I am still very gassy. I had hoped this would diminish as the bad bacteria in my colon died away, but now I am not so sure.
Is it normal to continue to have gas even on day 5? Do I still have bad bacteria in my colon? I know I "can't fail", but did I so something incorrectly?
The recipe is posted below if you scroll down a bit.
No I wouldn't say that you have done anything incorrectly or that this is abnormal. Your body is taking advantage of this time to release what it can at the rate that is right for your system.
I didn't catch the name of the crackers that Jon mentioned in todays webinair. Does anyone know what they are called?
Jon may have mentioned Flax crackers - or dehydrated Vegetable crackers.
Here is a link to a recipe to make your own:
I hope this helps
Here is the cracker recipe that I mentioned in the webinar --> http://www.making-healthy-choices.com/raw-crackers.html
And there is also a great chia cracker recipe on this page --> http://www.making-healthy-choices.com/chia-seed.html
Can i please get some clarification on chard, kale & silverbeet? There is nothing at my supermarket labelled chard so i googled it & found it was silverbeet. But in the Coconut-kale-mint juice recipe, the title says kale (obviously) but the recipe says chard. What's what?
So sorry about that - it looks like a typo error, please use Kale, or chard.
What do you think about the new stone saucepans and frypans? they don't use oil, just a bit of water
I find that Chia gives me an insulin spike. What alternative can I use for omega 3s?
You can use flax seeds or flax seed oil. Chia seed oil is also good and after the cleanse you can also use hemp seeds.
Do you have a way of testing your actual insulin levels?
Here is the link to making healthy crackers --> http://www.making-healthy-choices.com/raw-crackers.html
Hi I am still having headaches and nausea although am no longer vomiting. Am now only having small amounts of juice but mainly broth - sipping slowly. How can I maximise my nutrient intake? I am lethargic and haven't worked all week. Thanks
It sounds like it might be a good idea for you to have something to eat from the backup foods list.
This will slow things down a bit so your body can catch up.
Hi Den, I have a question for Jon and Nadia regarding a reaction I have been getting since starting detoxing. Sometimes my face goes red, and my fingers also get very red and very itchy. Do you think this is a reaction from something I am having or is this part of the detoxing?
Make sure that you are drinking enough water and try having an epsom salt bath - not too hot.
While having this reaction avoid saunas and steam rooms.
If you feel you are reacting to anything in particular that you are having then leave that out.
Before the end will recipes for recommended smoothies be available... Like the one Jon spoke of with I think mango and tahini.... sounded interesting but didn't get all the ingredients down...... Just a few idea.... last year I blew it on the follow up.... really didn't understand the importance...
We will talk lots about exactly what to eat in tomorrows webinar.
Okay, I made a note about nettle infusion and you have posted a recipe... but now forgot what it's for.. got to Nadia's site on Oil Pull... last year I got a tongue scrapper and never took it out of the package... I have Tom's tooth paste and something called Ora Wellness....... last year I changed out my make-up.. this year Oral care... Ora Wellness has cloves in it and lots of other organic stuff in a almond oil base..... it still doesn't feel like my teeth are clean.... Oh yah... ready to give up my Scope... I have done salt water swish for sore throat etc.... Maybe I will like the mint one... All I can do is try... Will the Oil Pull help my teeth get clean.. I hate that dirty teeth feel and like the slippery feel of brushing..... All I can do is try.... with all this talk.. what is nettle for?
On the webinar I was talking about the nettle infusion being something that can help to bring colour back to gray hair. And nettles are a super nutrient rich food that is good for many things including being quite a good source of iron, alleviating allergies, strengthening veins and capillaries, nourishing to blood/adrenals/thyroid, great for skin and nails and much more - basically a very nice food!!
Sounds like you have made some nice changes - thanks for sharing!
Yes, oil pulling can help the health of your teeth and I would also suggest trying a tooth stick instead of a toothbrush. It is what many cultures used to clean their teeth before toothbrushes were around. It is what both my husband and I use most of the time now and they work really well and leave your teeth feeling slippery, shiny clean. http://www.making-healthy-choices.com/natural-toothbrush.html
On the Day 3: Move, Sweat & Breathe Webinar Jon referenced raw food recipes in the members area. Can you please provide a link to these recipes?
If you have access to the Support Group - the Raw Food dessert recipes are under the Recipes tab on the top of the page, and under desserts - here is the link:
a really nice bath / shower scrub that is organic, is to mix in a container organic oil (olive, sweet almond, etc. , just not coconut because it doesnt stay liquid) and sugar or salt. make it quite thick, and then use it to scrub your body. leaves skin clean and moisturized.
I might try that. Thanks for sharing it 🙂
Sounds nice Jil!
I make and use the same thing and sometimes add
-calendula flower petals
-a couple drops of a good quality essential oil
You are right, your skin feels amazing after using these types of scrubs.
I'm thinking about buying a dehydrator. Does anyone have suggestions for which one to choose or what I should be looking for in such a device? Thanks!
We use the excalibur dehydrator and love it --> http://www.making-healthy-choices.com/Healthy-Kitchen-Tools.html
save your money and put what you want to dehydrate on screen trays on the dash board of the car facing the sun...works great no elec bill
Sounds interesting to dehydrate on the car. I live in Connecticut and it's getting cold and rainy, and before long we'll have snow. All tips appreciated. If you live in Australia is it your summer now?
Hello. I am having trouble with downloading the replays for Day 2: Detox your home and Day 3: Move, Sweat & Breathe. I am getting an error that access is denied. Any ideas? Thanks for your help!
Sorry about that, we've sorted that out now.
Thanks for your patience!
I do not see where we access previous archived webinars?
Do you mean the webinars that have been done already so far, you can access them by clicking on their links.
I hope this helps.
Any chance the Day 3 replay will be available soon?
Sacha - the replay is available now 🙂
Day 3 - feel awful. got my period. woke up and I was having dreams that I was eatting all kinds of stuff (mostly healthy) but just chewing them and spitting it out. Today I just feel tired and drainned and want to crawl up in bed but i'm at work.
I had the same dreams last night about ice cream and cashews. I am not really hungry, but I miss the sensation of chewing food.
Hang in there! Maybe you could treat yourself to something like a massage or facial today.
You are not alone. I, as well, had many detox symptoms today. Support yourself the best you can - warm baths, lots of rest and if you feel you need to eat something then do so (refer to the backup food list).
possibly have a TMJ problem...stick your index finger (clean) finger pads facing the gum in along the side of your upper gum until all the way back close your teeth and things will get tight...then turn the finger so the pad is now facing the floor and that will stretch what is tight. Do both sides and the one that is tightest do more often...that ought to decrease the need to chew because chewing is massaging your skull from the tightness and when you stop having the tightness pulling on your skull you will not need to chew to relieve that
Well... I missed the webinar for Day3 due to a headache... gave in and took some pain killers because I couldn't function anymore .... slept for over 12 hours ... and now I'm mostly awake.
Day 1 really hit me hard! Between running to the bathroom and the headache it was crazy.
This is Day 2 for me 🙂 Fresh batch of juice to drink.... fresh broth brewing on the stove 🙂
Todays juice creation....
- 2 full bunches of celery
- 2 large cucumbers
- a chunk of ginger about the the size of a pack of cards - ish
- a big bunch of spinach
- a big bunch of parsley
- 1 apple
- 1 large lemon, peeled
Now to listen to the replays 🙂
Cheers to a new Day everyone! 🙂
My husband and I are coming off the cleanse tomorrow as we started on Saturday. What foods are suggested for the 6th day as we come off the detox. Also I woke up in the early hours of this morning with fluid retention in my hands and it doesn't appear to be going away even tho I have been peeing alot today. Is this something I need to look into or do I just need to drink more. It was a bit worrisome. Thanks SHona
Hello, my question is for Nadia, you talked about something that can give back the natural color of the grey hair but I did not catch what it is, would you please write it to me?
I was talking about drinking nettle infusions (essentially nettle tea). Dried nettles can be purchased from most natural herb suppliers.
Two ways to do a nettle infusion:
Thanks! I will try that for sure 🙂
How long does it take to see results and how much do you have to drink a day?
Hi Jon and Nadia,
I had some emergency dental work occur on the first 2 days of the cleanse and decided to wait to get started. I'm wondering how long the videos will be posted.
You now own the program - so this information will always be available to you.
All contents and materials for this program will be available indefinitely.
I, too, was able to do this detox with the others. I'm feeling very left out without a group to do it with. Perhaps it will be done again in the near future, or you and I can keep in touch and do it together?
Michele (aka, Roadrunner)
I've been doing ZivaMIND meditations since the weekend after the Omega retreat. It's a 15-minute meditation with a mantra twice per day. I usually use one of the 3 mantras that Emily Fletcher suggested during the training.
During the detox I have sometimes used another word that felt more appropriate for the day. I started Week 2 a little early so I could do Day 1 and 2 at home before leaving on Monday for a business trip in Los Angeles. Today was Day 4 for me. Yesterday my mantra word was "release". Today the word was "higher". The image that came to me during my morning meditation today was of being in a hot air balloon and throwing sand bags over the side as I drifted higher. It was beautiful!
Wow Kim - that is beautiful! Thanks for sharing with us
We're just starting day one due to holidays in Canada. I'm having difficulty getting past the consistency of the Chia drink. Any other options to get same omega 3 benefits and full feeling?
Hi Michelle. I soaked the chia seeds and then blended them in blender. I found it a bit easier to get down than the whole seeds.
Thanks for sharing Lulu!
You could also have a spoonful of flax oil.
How long will I have access to videos/class notes? I'm traveling. Thank you
You own this program now - so you will have access to the information indefinitely.
Thank you. Will I be able to read all comments from others?
Yes all these questions and answers will also be available to read.
there are many totally organic shampoos and conditioners, which makes switching easier, because the feel is very similar. also some very good lotions. a cottage industry makes a great one - one is scented, one not... from SHARZU at sharzu.com
Thanks for sharing!
Thanks for sharing Jil. I just ordered some to try.
jon mentioned that cast iron cookware is hard to clean and requires much scrubbing... there is an art and pride to seasoning the skillet. it is saturated with oil in a low heat oven, and then never use soap to clean it, only hot water ... keeping the oil seal on the skillet. some people only clean them with kosher salt. when properly seasoned, it works like the best non-stick pan. jon, if you like cast iron now, just wait till you season the pan... probably lots of how tos on youtube.
Jil, do you have any tips on how to store the cast iron pan so it's easy to access? I bought one and yes, I did season it, no problem with cleaning but it's so HEAVY - and that's what putting me off from using it, trying to lug it out of the kitchen cupboard and back in everytime.
i hang mine on a dowel rod that has hooks on it, right above my stove ... other cookware there as well ... other skillets, the woks, etc. much easier access.
Thanks for sharing this Jil 🙂
Someone in tonight's webinar wanted the link to the homemade mouthwash. Here it is --> http://www.making-healthy-choices.com/homemade-mouthwash.html
I'm going to a seminar on Saturday after the cleanse (an all day tapping workshop)... It's in Chicago so there is a long drive both ways ..... Do you think I should just stay on the cleanse one more day... It would be easier to pack up broth and chia/super green maybe make one melon drink to go... or if I do go out to lunch... just salad... didn't remember getting off the cleanse being an issue last year but there were so many questions. I was going to go back to protein powder with chial and SG... but you seem to think it is too intense for the first day off....... Thanks in advance for all the support
Is it possible for you to make a couple of smoothies to take? You could start with a smoothie or two and a salad - and still have juices if you want.
I was feeling like my stomach was really small this morning when i woke up - kind of like when i haven't eaten enough food for a while - so i hopped on the scales this morning. I have lost 4kg since starting the pre-cleanse. I'm just a little concerned that this is so high in only about 10 days. Should i be concerned?
Where do you get the magnesium spray? - any particular kind?
You can get Magnesium spray from a good health food or organic store. Some chemists may also sell it. It doesn't matter what brand - just check that it just contains Magnesium.
I bought a "young coconut" as it was listed on the grocery list but I didn't find any recipes or directions on what to do with it. Any suggestions?
Open it up and stick in a straw to enjoy. Here's a video to help if opening a coconut is a new experience: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WhDBm0ikyhI
You can also use the coconut water (the clear liquid inside) in juices or mixed with tea. I like it with cold hibiscus tea.
During the cleanse it may be too sweet to drink straight.
Yesterday, due to lack of time, I chugged my tea/MCT oil/ cinnamon and immediately became quite nauseous. Wasn't sure I'd make it to work. Today, I am drinking the tea again (a different tea this time but, otherwise, same ingredients), much more slowly. But I am still feeling some nausea coming on, though milder. Do you think it is the oil causing this? The mix of ingredients?
I'd try a cutting the oil in half... or skipping the cinnamon.
The first time I put the oil in one of my teas I put in too much and I felt very nauseous too.
I'm finding picking the right tea to match the oil is tricky 🙂
I have cut back the amount of cinnamon. I also realised when Jon said "tablespoon" of oil per cup he meant US tablespoon, not Australian....when I used Aussie dessert spoon of oil/cup it was a lot better.
should we shower before or after or both the sauna or steam room?
I don't believe it is necessary to shower before saunas or steam rooms - but you will definitely want to shower afterward. A nice cool shower feels wonderful afterwards too.
I am using the Garden of LIfe Supergreens since I can't really drink the juice. Is it ok to use this and if so, how much is too much?
Hi. On daY two, doing ok though a bit tired and fuzzy. To be expected, so not concerned. However am having very tiny bowel movements, which I would like to change. I havent heard back from anyone on the team as to if I can add the few items I questioned about to help with this..can you please do so? Thanks!
So last night and this morning I added a teaspoon of perfect 7, hope it will kick in soon!
Please don't be concerned if you are now having very small bowel movements - please remember that you are not eating very much at the moment so there is not much for your digestive system to remove.
When should I take a probiotic during the cleanse?
On an empty stomach, or with juice or broth?
There are differing opinions out there as to when you should take probiotics - some say with food and some say on an empty stomach. Just go with what suits you best - I take mine just before eating.
I'm not sure if I ask here or in the scrolling box sorry.
Just wondering if I can add the ghee or coconut oil to the broth instead of the tea?
Neither Jon or Nadia could see a problem with that. So go ahead if you prefer it that way.
Actually, I'm Sally Pass, but I'm confused as to what we should be juicing for this week.
Can you point me in the right direction please?
I would recommend going back and listening to the webinar from Week 1 day 2, called 'Juicing 101'. We talk a lot in that webinar about what to juice
There is also a shopping list in the resource section that gives you an idea of what to shop for.
Basically you are juicing mostly greens and to add a little sweetness you can add 1/2 apple or 1/2 pear or 1/4 beet.
You can also add things like garlic, ginger and turmeric.
In Jon's book, Chapter 10, he is discussing The Essentials. In regard to the Essential Fatty Acids, he recommends Omega-3 capsules in addition to other sources such as Flax seeds oil. In order to get the 10 grams daily he suggests, do I calculate the Mg of Salmon Oil (1,000mg/soft gel) from my supplement or the actual Omega-3 Fatty Acids (267mg/soft gel)?
how much of coconut water can one have in a day.
I mix the coconut water half and half with regular water for my chia drinks and that is the only coconut water I am having throughout the day.
I find most coconut water that comes from Thailand to be quite sweet so I don't like to overdo it but it is also great for replacing electrolytes so good to have some.
If, by chance you are in the Caribbean the coconut water from there is much less sweet and more can be had without raising blood sugar too much.
Hello Gm Forum. Couple more things I'd like some assistance with.
1. Do not see the unsubscribe button as recommended to discontinue getting a slew of everyone's questions. However, everyone has offered great information. Thank you.
2. I started Day 2 and recommitted to detox as day one for me I didn't plan well in the evening and let myself get too hungry before attending Chemistry class. Today I noticed that, I do really well in the morning and then notice in the afternoon I want food. Not raw food from the backup list, warm/cooked food...something to chew (hearty soup). This generally occurs after a bowel movement that I get this craving.
Is this because I'm resisting doing this detox because it's cleansing at a deeper level? Can one of the leaders speak to this and offer some insight on how to navigate this?
1. When I open my email (an email notifying me of a new comment), if I scroll right to the very bottom of this email there is a line that says, 'To unsubscribe this notification service, click here.' It is on every single one of the emails that I receive.
2. Hard to say exactly why you are feeling this. Everyone will have an experience that is unique in certain ways. Make use of the visualizations to help get your inner self on board with what you are doing. And make use of having warm teas and broths in the afternoon hours.
I hope this helps
Maybe try telling yourself that this detox is just for a few days and it is for the benefit of your body. It will be in your past and over before you know it! Remember how we always say "how time flies"!
D2 Cleanse going well.
There is a lot of info to take in, how long do we have access to the detox program materials? I'm hoping its longer than the 2 wks.
Yes, I believe you will continue to have access.
The info will be up indefinitely I think.
The info from last years detox is still up.
I have read that one should consume 1/2 oz of water per pound of body weight each day. That is a lot of water due to my current weight. Can I consider the liquid from the juices and broth as part of the liquid consumption required to stay hydrated? What is your suggestion for this detox and beyond?
Hi Melissa! Water consumption is hard to standardize as climate, season, level of activity, etc can make a huge impact (like 2x as much!). So it's hard to give a math equation that is true for everyone.
Liquid from broth and juice counts, yes! The best tip is to keep a big bottle (like a 1.5 liter) on your desk or in your car with you at all times. Add little lemon or salt to it, and most people find they just get in the habit of drinking very regularly.
Hope that helps! - Lucas (GM Team)
Day 1 & 2 are going well for me. I felt really tired yesterday afternoon and some of the juices made my stomach feel like it was turning. I guess my body was surprised by the high vitality items I decided to consume.
Hi Melissa! Great to hear you're doing well. You can always dilute juices, meaning just add some water (and ice!). That often helps with digestion as some juices are very strong. Hope that helps!
- Lucas (GM Team)
Thank you! I have been tired and today started experiencing the rumblings in my intestines and diarrhea...I knew to expect this bodily response to my Detox efforts. I take it as evidence of my progress.
Thank you for sharing. If the juices are having that effect, you may want to make use of more broth soups and herbal teas.
Thank you Nadia! I noticed you mentioned being in Memphis, TN during a recent webinar. I used to live there. I hope you enjoy your time.
We are enjoying Memphis very much - small world, hey?
I cannot start the detox program right now so I am wondering if with my member id and password I will be able to access all this info in a few weeks....
Hi Stephanie, yes the program and all the info here will always be accessible to you! Best, Sherri, GM Team
Great information on Bone Broth - looking forward to making some!
thanks for sharing Laura! 🙂
I've been saving the pulp from all my juicing and placing it in the freezer. Do you recommend readding this to make and additional broth? What other tips would you have for using the pulp?
There will be very little or no nutrients left in this pulp so you wouldn't be able to use this pulp alone to make more broth.
There is a lot of healthy fiber here and you can add a little to other soups you are making (post cleanse).
Another thing you can if you have a dehydrator is to use this pulp to make crackers. You can see a recipe for doing that here --> http://www.making-healthy-choices.com/raw-crackers.html (scroll to the 3rd recipe on the page)
I used all of my veggie pulp to make veggie patties. I mashed it all together, added a few eggs and some coconut flour and spices. I made patties, pan fried them in coconut oil and froze them for later use. They were delicious! I had one the night before we started. Yumm!
Sounds great Jennifer!
Not sure if this was already answered but I was wanting to check on when the greens for the detox would be arriving.
It depends on when you purchased the program - but they should arrive soon. Don't worry too much if you don't have them for the entire detox period - they are a suggested supplement only.
Thank you Den!
Can you please let us know when you'll post today's webinar for reviewing. I missed it this morning & would like to watch it before tomorrow morning's webinar.
Thanks in advance.
Today's webinar is now available to watch.
During this detox phase will our FAT switch be turned back on? As essentially you are not allowed many foods and it is therefore like a diet..
The aim is to still give your body all the nutrition it needs - and not feel hungry - to prevent turning on your Fat switch. That is why there is no limit to the amount of juices or broths. During this detox the nutrients from the juices and broths are being released into your bloodstream very quickly and easily. Your body is getting all it needs without having to work very hard to get it. The aim is to make this gentle on your body - to prevent turning on the Fat Triggers.
Thanks Den. I'm going to start in a few days, really looking forward to getting rid of all that gunk in my body and hoping it will help my craving for chocolate
I do not know if anyone is helped by these posts of mine, but since I am now on day five...I thought I would let you all know that on day four I got intensely hungry and found the chia drink got me passed that. This AM I lost another pound and the day has gone easily although I am now looking forward to breaking my fast tomorrow AM with broth including solids...I will do a juice for lunch and intend to continue to include juice regularly now since I really like it. For dinner I will do broth with solids and an egg and a piece of fruit.
Thanks for sharing Jeri, your updates are certainly very helpful for those who are a few days behind you.
Yes, definitely - thanks.
I will need the replay of today's second day and of the third day also Please give me the place to go to for hearing them
They can be accessed on the right hand side of this page, under Core Cleansing Lessons Week 2. The third day will not be available for another 24 hours or so as it hasn't been recorded yet.
I'm sorry to post this again, but when I posted it just now for some reason it jumped to half way down the feed.... So I am posting it again, apologies if you already saw this:
Day 2 of cleanse...
Just a few things:
1 - With the ground linseed and lemon drink, do we actually swallow the sloid matter in the glass? If so, won't this stimulate our digestion?
2 - I am finding this long string of questions and answers quite difficult to navigate now that there are so many. Is there a way to organise all this information so that we're not repeating questions others have asked? Perhaps my question above has already been answered somewhere below, but it would take an hour to find it. So I ask my question again, only to take up the time of the Gabriel Method Staff who have to repeat their answers.
3 - When my questions are answered, I have a hard time finding them with all the scrolling down.
yes this is very annoying to me also but I so appreciate the answers once I find my post..There is some way to make this easier, you folks need some techy to arrange it.
Yes you do swallow the linseeds or chia seeds in the water. As they have been soaked they will be easier to digest - and yes they will activate your digestion slightly but the benefits they give far outweigh this. They not only provide your body with healthy fats - which makes this detox gentler on your body, they also help the flushing out of toxins out of digestive system.
So sorry about the long list of questions. Not sure there is anything we can do at this stage, however, when you are sent a notification that a reply has been made to your question and you click on the link, wait a bit after the page has opened up, as it should take you to your question in the list. Don't worry if you are asking the same question as others have asked - we are here to help wherever we can.
Thanks Den, Sam
For #3, you can use the Find function. Control-F on your keyboard opens a line at the top where you can type your name (first or last only) to search the page. Then you can use the Next button to move to each one.
Great info. Thank you. I'm learning more here than just cleansing!
Sandra - I didn't even know this! Thanks for sharing.
You mentioned ionized alkaline water. My friend has invited me to a water presentation for a machine that works on tap water called Kangan Water. The water comes out at a PH of 8-9. Would this be beneficial during the cleanse? Or would RO water be better?
If you are using tap water than anything you can use to filter and make that tap water healthier would be great. Adding fresh lemon juice or raw organic apple cider vinegar to your water is great too.
Hi - I have had a headache most of the day and sometimes I feel dizzy or nauseous. it's the end of my first day on the cleanse. I'll see what tomorrow brings - should I be concerned?
I had that too on day 1 it seems to have passed now
Thanks for the encouragement
While this is not pleasant this is actually a sign that your body is detoxing. Be gentle with yourself, drink lots of liquid and rest as much as you can.
You might find that you will feel completely different tomorrow.
Is there a limit to the number of days we can be cleansing? If you've already answered this elsewhere, I am sorry to ask again, but I can't find it.
Just trying to avoid coming off the cleanse on a day I have to travel.
Great question. Jon and Nadia recommend for your first detox that you limit it to just the 5 days. Often you feel so good at the end you feel that you can just keep going - but sometimes people can go on for too long and then do not make healthy choices when they do come off the detox as they are so hungry. What you do for the first few days after the detox finishes is just as important as the actual detox process and therefore it is best to do this when you are still in a positive frame of mind.
Thanks for that additional clarification.
The homework links for week 1, Day 5 and week2, Day 1 lead to an error page. Just wanted to let you know!
Should clarify - the links at the bottom of the right-hand column work, but the links on the pages with the video/audio lessons don't. Thank you!
Sorry about that! We're not seeing the problem you're encountering, all working fine on this end. Would you kindly email firstname.lastname@example.org and they can assist you?
Best, Sherri, GM Team
Mistakenly I signed up for the e-recipe book as I already have access in the New You in the New Year 2014. Could I please be reimbursed as I do not need two copies. Much appreciated!
Please contact our Customer Service team at email@example.com to arrange a refund. They will be happy to help you!
Best, Sherri, GM Team
Hi I am in day 2 of the juice detox. Yesterday I developed a headache and assumed it was from a lack of water - although I had been drinking water. This morning I got up early for a walk - still with a headache so drank more water. I vomited - only water. This morning have had a detox tea, juice and lemon water - and have just brought all of that up. Am still keen to continue - but not sure what is the best thing to do. Any suggestions? jen
You may want to eat something from the food back up list. Remember you cannot fail at this and eating something clean means you are still cleansing. Important to listen to your body. You didn't mention the broth soup, this may be something that your body finds more gentle. Or even just sipping on some plain chamomile tea or plain peppermint tea. You can also sip on some water with apple cider vinegar in it.
A few links that I mentioned in today's webinar:
HOMEMADE MOUTHWASH --> http://www.making-healthy-choices.com/homemade-mouthwash.html
NATURAL TOOTHSTICKS --> http://www.making-healthy-choices.com/natural-toothbrush.html
TONGUE SCRAPING --> http://www.making-healthy-choices.com/coated-tongue.html
I finished Day One and I feel GREAT!!
Thank you so much for all the support, tips and guidance!
Heading to the kitchen to get all the juices and liquids for tomorrow, my kitchen looks so funny with so many gadgets, glass bottles and green everywhere!
See you tomorrow everyone!
Hi Monica, sounds great- if you want to send us a photo of you in your kitchen, we'd love to see!
Best, Sherri, GM Team
Will there be some recipes for what we eat immediately after the cleanse?
We will talk more about this as we proceed and during the cleanse wrap up party we will talk about this a lot.
1. I see the box at the end of the comment box which says "notify me when new comments are added". I unclick this but for some reason it doesn't save so I'm still receiving many messages from group members to my e-mail. I'm open for suggestions on this (be more detailed please).
2. I started my detox today and things were going well up until 545pm when I went to Chemistry class. I made the mistake of not taking juice or anything with me so I became VERY hungry and essentially broke fast.
Does anyone have any suggestions? It was hard to concentrate during class.
3. Can one do this detox for only a couple days and still receive good benefit or it needs to be for a full week (5 days)?
1. In your email itself scroll down to the bottom of the email and right at the bottom there is a line that says, 'To unsubscribe this notification service, click here.' Hopefully that will work.
2. Very important to be proactively prepared. If you know you are going to be out it is really important (as you saw when you were caught without it) to bring your juices, broths, chia seeds with you. Right before you class starts might be a nice time to have a detox tea. If you feel you need to eat something refer the backup food list.
3. You cannot fail at this. If after a couple of days you want to start eating then use the backup food list and work back to eating the way we were eating during the pre-cleanse week.
What type of lip balm is good and safe? I tend to have dry lips all the time and need to use something. Currently, I use Burt's Bees lip balm.
Hi Sandra, Burt´s Bees is a good alternative. There are also DIY recipes with coconut oil that are great! Dry lips may be a sign of dehydration so it is good to see if you can help them from the inside out.
Is it OK to get a flu shot during the detox? I know that sounds like an obvious "NO". My employer is offering them on Thursday and I already signed up, but I won't get it if it will interfere with my detox. Thanks.
I know that these flu shots are not a good thing even if one is not detoxing. It does not matter that it is free...there are somethings one ought avoid at all costs. Look on line for articles on the reasons not to get a flu shot...there are a lot of them...maybe that will convince you. I hope it does.
That's your opinion. I happen to believe that the little bit of toxins in a vaccine is something your body can handle and the benefits of vaccination far outweigh any negatives.
I agree Rachel.
I disagree with Jeri also. All a flu shot does is give you a very small amount of an attenuated virus to stimulate your own body to form antibodies to this virus. This enables your body to immediately defend itself when it does come in contact with the live virus. I recommend having the fluvax.
I decided to wait until next week for the flu shot. My insurance covers it so it still won't cost me anything. That way I won't compromise all the good work my body has been doing this week!
Is there anything that can be taken for constipation? (Aside getting a colonics ?)
Enemas are less traumatic to the body than colonics...put a tablespoon of lemon juice in the warm water...When I eat pears and beets I always get loosened up, but on this cleanse I did not eat, so nothing happened and I did an enema on day three. I started early...so I am almost done and looking forward to a pear and some beets LOL
Hi. Sorry, but heres a few more "can I have" questions. Hate to ask as you are being bombarded with these questions, but hey! What a nice way to make a living!
So here goes..
1. Fresh aloe vera (can blend in vitamix with water and strain out pulp, or?
2. Perfect seven intestinal herbs cleanser for the colon: contains psyllium, alfalfa, rosehips, buckthorn, cascara sagrada, bentonite, lactobillus acidopholus, cayenne garlic and golden seal. I have used it successfully in hawaiian sea water cleanse mixed into juice or water.
If its a go, I would do at nite before bed to decrease constipation and move some stuff out!
3.calm magnesium supplement, orange and stevia flavored
thanks a bunch!
Aloha from Hawaii sunshine♥♥♥♥
These all sound fine.
Friday is Day 5 for me...I just got an invitation to go Mountain Biking on Saturday and wasn't sure if that would be ok, since it was recommended that I not do any strenuous activities 48 hours prior. Just wondering if there were any recommendations for post cleanse.
The day coming off the cleanse your body will be transitioning back to digesting solid foods.
You will need to really listen to your body on this day because you still may get more tired than you are used to.
Well I'm a little behind the rest of you 🙂 due to personal circumstances I start my day 1 detox tomorrow morning (tuesday).... all your comments are great!! 🙂 I'm looking forward to starting!!!
We are glad to have you here!
Sherri, GM Team
I'm not able to access a number of the homework pages...
- Day 5 : Find Your Detox Rhythm
- all of the Week two homework links do not work.
Hi Sacha, sorry you are encountering this problem. On our end the pages are working. Can you please email our team at firstname.lastname@example.org and we can try to assist? Best, Sherri, GM Team
Am enjoying the content of this program and have experienced that bliss of detox. However, I disagree about your statement on microwaving. Please read this to learn more. http://nicktumminello.com/2013/05/microwave-dangers-top-5-claims-vs-evidence/
thank you for your input I am interested as this question has been going on for some time
Yes, thank you sooooo much for the link. I can't tell how much I appreciated reading it!
Today somebody brought pizza to work. It smelled so good!! A very difficult day indeed. I kept drinking my juices, but I was starving for that pizza!! I came close to caving in and giving up. But I didn't. Then an email came out stating there would be HOT KRISPY KREME donuts tomorrow morning.
Help!! How do I deal with this torture?
As much as you can, set up your environment to be a retreat for yourself that is supportive to you.
If you don't have to go the room where the donuts will be don't go. Buy yourself some flowers or a beautiful plant to put on your desk next to you all day, load up some inspirational music to listen to and whatever else you can think of to make your day feel as special as this gift is that you are giving yourself.
AND do some extra visualizations. If you need to take a break from work do so and visualize. Visualize success and strength. Remind yourself that this is something you are doing just for a few days not forever and to be so proud as this is such an amazing gift you are giving yourself.
Commiserations. I really feel for you.
I have taken myself out of circulation this week for this very reason.. the smell of pizza would be more than I could handle.
I have the utmost admiration for those of you doing this detox whilst having to contend with this.
My bone broth came out so delicious. I added some organic garlic powder, chili powder (didn't have any cayenne pepper), and Himalayan pink salt. Will be making this all the time now 🙂
I have wanted to make bone broth but have been intimidated...can you give some resources, suggestions? thanks
Here is a great article and recipe: http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2013/12/16/bone-broth-benefits.aspx
Thank you Janine. I watched it and learned my method needed improving. Very grateful for the link. I never knew about the chicken feet, and I've only ever boiled clean beef bones for bone broth, tho I regularly make my own chicken broth to use in recipes when I am cooking my chicken anyway.
I did great the first week, the only thing is that very strong emotions came to surface in order to be expressed...a lot of anger which was a good sign of my liver beeing cleaned. But after that I got a cold and I did't start yet with the juices...I just drank a lot of water, hot tea and the broth... I chose not to take any medications, but some propolis and oil of oregano which it helped.
I am a bit worried that if I start juicing the cold may become worse. What do you think?
I had a cold last week, started juicing on Saturday, woke up today and it was gone. Don't know if it was just time for it to go away, or if the juice is what did it! Hope you feel better soon.
Cleansing can be very helpful when you have a cold. It allows your body to focus on healing because you are flooding your body with liquids and nourishment.
During my life whenever I feel cold symptoms coming on I will fast for a day or two and it clears right up.
Thank you Nadia! I've started the proper Detox today and I feel much better!
How do I correct this so it will not send me every e-mail/comment that members make? My e-mail inbox is getting too many e-mails.
Grace, I had the same problem. You just go to the bottom of an e-mail and click to disconnect from there to get no more notifications. 🙂
Loredana thank you for that... my inbox is getting flooded!!!
I know Sacha!...it's crazy. But you can disconnect 🙂
I have a big problem now.....
I have a sensitive stomach.... My stomach is really burning now... such pain that I had to take medicine... It's called panthomed ... I don't know if you know this?
I would like to avoid this next days.... So I think I should avoid lemon.... What else?
Is it also a natural way to treat his kind of issues?
Fine to skip lemon juice. Try more broth and I would take some probiotics too.
I would also suggest sipping on some (raw organic) apple cider vinegar in water.
Avoid putting any hot peppers/cayenne in your juices for the next day.
Get some cabbage and juice that into your juices - cabbage juice is very healing to our GI tract/stomach lining.
A hot water bottle near your abdomen area while laying down may also feel soothing.
I hope this helps.
Mushroom broth..... yes or no this week?
Noticed mushrooms were never mentioned and I do enjoy them.
Mushrooms are fine. Basically as long as you can strain your broth after it is done simmering and end up with a nice clear broth that will be fine.
Awesome 🙂 thanks!
I thought perhaps mushrooms were a avoid food for some reason 🙂
Is it ok to grind the Chia seeds before adding them to the water? I don't like how they get stuck in my teeth!
Yes this is fine.
Also, is spiraling okay for a green drink? I know it it's high in protein.
I mean spirulina 🙂
Spirulina is fine. Start with a small amount at first.
So I started yesterday and was afraid to eat the broth because I didn't think I would like it. I've done that all my life with foods so this is no different. Today I decided I need to at least try it. Guess what?? I like it 🙂 I added some himalayan salt and some cayenne pepper. I do have a question about the cayenne pepper...my Naturopath Doc says to be careful of spices because most are toxic...she may have said full of gmo's or something. The cayenne pepper that I used is just a bottle from the grocery store...what do you think Nadia?
Is there such thing as organic cayenne pepper? For that matter should I be looking for organic spices all together??
Yes! There is organic cayenne 🙂 that's what I use. I got it at whole foods
If possible, get organic and buy from a place that has high turnover so that your spices can be as fresh as possible.
I noticed after I made my broth, I didn't add enough garlic. Is garlic power okay to add for flavor? Or will it activate digestion?
You can add some chopped fresh garlic just before eating and the garlic flavour will infuse into the soup. Then you eat the broth and leave the garlic pieces behind.
Is there a link for the fb page? I cant seem to find it.
Same Question ~ some one put a link on the Omega Retreat fb page but it wouldn't work...do you have to be a member of the support group to get in?
One of the Detox members created a private Facebook page for all members to join if they wanted. The link is here somewhere - I will keep an eye out for it.
Started the detox today. can we have the vegetable broth soup mid-day or more if needed?
Yes that is fine.
I thought I heard during one of the pre-cleanse calls that bone broth is ok to have during cleanse week. Did I hear that correctly? Just want to make sure before I include it in the rotation this week. I would think the protein in the collagen would activate the digestive system. Can I get some clarification?
I'm just re-listening to the video yesterday and they just said yes it is ok...something about you're not really getting protein from it because it is a broth...or something like that.
I meant the video from yesterday
Yes, bone broth is okay.
So Day 1 is over, I am so overwhelmed that I could do this. Its a first for me.
I had a splitting head ache at the end of the day and had a warm shower, feeling much better now. Ready to call it a night and see you all tomorrow morning.
Can we use organic raw whole coconut in the detox tea?
In the tea it is cold pressed organic coconut oil that we are using.
I got your reply about the coconut oil in the tea versus the raw coconut. The raw coconut is tasty. I tried using a teaspoon of each in the morning tea and enjoyed this. Can I use both?
I am also wondering if grapefruit juice is okay? I understand the greens and am doing essentially all green juices with the tea and broth, however wanted a small change in the day.
I am not sure what you are referring to when you say raw whole coconut. If it is the whole coconut that would mean the coconut flesh as well as the meat and that is better to leave until after the cleanse.
Grapefruit juice is fine and I would dilute it with water.
Today is day 2 and I'm feeling really good. I was really surprised that I was not hungry at all yesterday. I do have one concern, my bowel movement has reduced. I'm drinking lots of liquids: lemon water, juices, bone broth, chia drinks and detox tea. Any suggestions? Thanks.
Your bowel movements may reduce as you are not taking in anything solid.
If you are feeling really good it sounds like all is fine.
You can also arrange a colonic mid-cleanse or do a home enema but this is certainly not necessary
Is it ok to drink Athletic Greens (athletic greens.com) as my green drink? I have been taking it for a long time and feel good after taking it daily.
I took a quick look at the ingredients and it seems to have a lot of sweet things in it as well as a protein component. I would suggest leaving this one alone until after the cleanse.
Great, shall do 🙂 thanks!
I've just started day 2 and everything is fine. I do want to know about my juices though, can they be the same everyday? Mine are like Jon's...cucumber, celery, lemon and ginger (yesterday I put too much ginger and I had to grin and bear it all day..yuk! today's is better 🙂 Anyway,, today I did put a little bit of small bok chok (I think thats what it it..lol). Like Nadia says, you want a variety of nutrients but I'm afraid to make a days batch and I don't like it (like my first day) and not want to drink it.
I plan to make a couple of bottles each day to take to work...today I'm at home so I'm trying different combos with each juice.
I would try to mix it up a little. Don't be drastic though. Start with just adding a small handful of a different type of green. Just a small amount of kale, for example, wont change the flavour too much. This is also a good way to learn which greens your body likes the taste of. Sounds like you are already doing this (ie the bok choy you addded), that is great.
May we have more than one detox tea a day?
Would that be too much oil while cleansing
1-3 would be fine.
What if I don't want a juice or broth every two hours. Should I have it if I'm not hungry, or ok to skip?
Try to make sure you are getting something in every few hours at the very least to keep the flushing action going in your body.
5 juices a day .... I've only had 2 so far
chia drink with coco nut water
so far so good another 4 hours to go for day 1 of cleanse
plan on having a broth for dinner and detox tea at bedtime ... is that ok ?? Do I need chia drink twice a day ? Do I need more juice ?
If you are feeling satisfied then what you are doing is just fine. Listen to your body, if it wants more nourishing liquids give it that.
I want to share:
To day we did yoga for the very first time. It felt very unfamiliar to be in the body. My body was so very thin the last time we remember being in it. Connecting with it owning and claiming it.
Stretching every part of the body was like reclaiming each muscle, each ligament, and tendon each individual body part. It felt amazing to feel the whole body!
For years we have hid inside this insulating, suffocating, wall of fat. The weighty of the past family secrets have immobilized and controlled our future until today. With the detox I'm letting go of the past emotional toxins I've trapped my self in.
Thank you so much for sharing this - this is so very inspiring!!
You have brought a tear to my eye.
I've made detox tea this morning.... And I wanted a cup now (2:30 pm)
It was stored in a thermos. I don't what happened but there was a big jelly mass in my thermos... disgusting!!!
It never happened last week.....
Have you already encountered same issues?
It was with coconut oil.... Last week it was with ghee... Can I make my detox tea with ghee rather than coconut oil?
I found it much better......
Thank you for your kind help.....
Same thing happened to me! I'm gonna use the ghee today as well.
Coconut oil will solidify once the temperature goes down. Re-heating the tea on the stove should bring it back to a liquid.
Yes you can also use ghee.
I had that too, but it was in a tea I hadn't put oil in. It was the cinnamon that had gone gelatinous.
Day 2 of cleanse...
Just a couple of things:
1 - With the ground linseed and lemon drink, do we actually swallow the sloid matter in the glass? If so, won't this stimulate our digestion?
I would like to join the support group but it's says "sold out".....
If you'd like to join the support group, you can register for a FREE 30 day trial here:
Hope this helps! Keep up the good work!
Thank you Geraldine!!!
So glad to have extra support for after the cleanse..... And to be able to shares with people like me!
I was dreaming of the super coaching 6 month one... But can't afford it.... So support group can help too... 🙂
Have a nice day!
Is black tea ok if it is decaf? Or are we trying to stick to strictly herbal teas?
Just herbal teas during the cleanse - ones that are naturally caffeine free.
Hi I am wondering if anyone else is really, really hungry? I'm up to date with all the juices, broths, chia drinks, teas etc and had extra water on top of that but my hunger only eases off for about 20mins then it's back stronger than ever. I keep reading posts where people are not hungry. I'm wondering if I should eat something or just drink heaps more. I'm normally quite active and I do eat a lot and last week during the pre-cleanse when I cut out all starchy carbs, milk products, sugars etc I think I probably lost about 2 kg even though I wasn't hungry and I know this is not aimed at losing weight. I'm making sure I'm not active this week but I'm a bit concerned if I can do this if this hunger keeps up. I feel like I've lost another kilo today. Is this much weight loss normal? I don't want to give up. I'm hoping this hunger will go away soon and my digestion take a break! Any suggestions?
Keep drinking water, juice or tea or broth..... It's my first day and I didn't feel hungry until now 🙂
So I'll have a big cup of broth and keep drinking until hunger disappears.....
I have been very hungry and also very sick. Headaches stomach aches diarrhea. Today is day two for me with just liquids and today I'm not hungry as day one and I have come to a self realization of how my food cravings
Even before this detox was covering my emotional traumas I felt unable to deal with.
Your experience can be quite a common one for many on days 1 and 2. Keep intaking as much as you need of all the nourishing liquids and keep up with your visualizations.
This usually shifts by day 2 or 3.
You do have a list of backup foods on the right hand side of this page. The direct link is https://members.thegabrielmethod.com/detox-program-2014/backup-foods/
You can make use of this list if you need to.
Belinda, I was quite hungry at dinner time last night so I had a chia drink with my broth & a cup of the detox tea. I also finished off the last little bit of juice (less than 1/2 a cup). I found the combo of the chia drink & the tea gave me enough filling up to get through the hunger. Good luck & i hope the next day is better.
Hi, I was wondering if the replay from today was available yet? I can't seem to get it to play? Thanks
The replay for Week 2: Day 1: Getting Started will be found here:
It should be available now.
Is the yoga practice included with the detox program? I thought it was, but when u get to the bottom of the page I see $39. Am I missing something?
Sheryl you don't access from the Detox page. It is at the bottom of the page where you first log in - scroll right down
Thank you. I will try.
How long will all the recordings and notes stay up? Iam traveling out of state and my internet service constantly messes up, so I am unable to access the recordings. I'm going to try her computer in a few minutes.
You own this program - so it will be available to you indefinitely.
Hi Jon and Nadia, is it ok to combine bones and vegetables when making detox broth?
Yes this would be fine.
Hi Y'all, I'm enjoying reading about everyone's experiences in the last couple of days. Some you started early and some started today. I am starting tomorrow morning. I had a very heavy workload away from home today and knew it would not be a day to start. Tomorrow I am home and all alone so I can have some peace and get in a groove.
Pumpkin is in season here in Michigan, USA. Is it okay to juice or would it be too sweet?
There are many varieties of pumpkin and many of them are quite sweet. If you do use this I would recommend just a very small piece.
Day 2 done, a little bit harder than yesterday but I'm pretty sure it's because I had to go to the grocery and saw all that food around and the smell ... besides that, we find it's easy to do, we are really proud we are doing it! The treat of the day was a red cabbage juice and a nice warm bath with candle and music (I have sent photo and recipe of the juice). Can wait for all of you to start and hear all your story too. take care!
Congratulations on finishing day two and for the lovely treat you gave yourself!
Keep us posted.
How can we get connected to the Detox Facebook group Jon mentioned?
interested in that one too
Sorry about that - Jon was talking about the Support Group members Facebook page. If you are a member of the Gabriel Method Support Group you automatically have access to the SG facebook page.
I finally finished the broth, and it turned out pretty good - better than I had expected.
Great to hear!
First day- done! My emotions are all over the place, I'm really nervous about tomorrow at work. I"m just going to try and prep everything tonight. So my TMI (too much information) question is- I started out using a beet in my first juice, and well, uh, it went right through me.... definitely cleaning me out if you know what I mean....and I could tell, uh, because of the dark beet color that came out... I'm assuming that's normal? Also, the broth gave me a bit of heart burn..... so far, I love the Garden of life greens with a 1/3 cup coconut water, 2/3 cup water, blended and then adding chia seeds to it.... the GoL greens have cacao in them so it almost feels like a treat...yum!
It all sounds perfectly normal. Beet will have the effect. Thanks for sharing your drink recipe.
please share possible solutions for someone
Challenged with having
#1 on bristol stool chart and is concerned with
Further constipation in week 2 due to
Little intake of fiber just from chia.
(Other than enemas or colonics which I've tried
With no improvement)
This cleanse is wonderful to assist with constipation issues.
Constipation happens, in part, because there isn't enough hydration in the stool. During this cleanse you will be flooding your body with nourishing liquids and this will help to hydrate your colon.
I would also suggest that you take probiotics during this cleanse and continue with probiotics and cultured foods after the cleanse.
Another component to constipation issues is emotional. Make use of your moments during visualization to visualize healthy bowel movements and a healthy colon.
I'm starting a new job tomorrow and need to be alert. I started the cleanse today and feel fine. How terrible is coffee?
It is best to avoid coffee during a detox as it is a stimulant. Part of the detox process is to help give your body time to balance hormone levels and having coffee at this stage will only hinder this process.
I usually store celery in aluminum foil, to keep the celery fresh longer. I learned the combination keeps the celery from wilting. Does wrapping the celery in foil have an adverse affect on the quality of the vegetable?
It is not ideal to store food in Aluminium foil. Nadia suggesting storing celery and all other vegetables in a slightly damp tea towel in the fridge instead.
Ok to add a little raw organic cacao and/or maca powder to the chia shake?
I would hold off on these until after the cleanse.
What is the best way to juice the greens so that more of them actually get juiced? I have a Juice Fountain centrifugal juicer. I have heard of wrapping them around a carrot, but I'm not going to use carrots in my juice.
Try following each small handful of greens with a celery stalk or a small piece of apple (if you are using 1/2 an apple). Also put just a little of the leaves in at a time.
I am on a blood pressure medicine (Losartan- HCTZ) will the cleanse affect the release of this medicine?
Im not seeing a recipe for the Omega 3 shake... Help
In the "How to Videos" look for the video called "Variations of the Chia Drink".
Hope that helps.
Thanks Sacha! 🙂
Just want to say I'm feeling pretty sickly! Started the liquid diet today with my hubby and I have bad headaches stomach aches and dizzy and just feel awful! I'm gonna listen to some visualizations some more to help me get back in the spirit of things again. I find the broth more satisfying just as Jon had said. I made the tea with coconut oil but it turned out the oil does not melt and it is really gross. Do you have to use already melted coconut oil? Think it might work much better have not tried any of the chia drinks yet
are you making iced tea? The oil melts real easy in hot tea.
If you like the broth then have more of that. Get lots of rest and you may find an epsom salt bath soothing - just add 1/2 to 1 cup of epsom salts into your tub of hot water and relax into it. Keep up with the visualizations, they can really help. I hope you feel better soon.
Day 1 can be challenging at times. You will probably feel much better tomorrow.
As Rachel says, coconut oil will melt very easily in the hot tea.
Thank you, I feel much better to day almost uforic. I had a revelation today doing yoga for the first time in my 51 years.
I had a mind body connection and I'm confident I can get healthy and let go of the 100 pounds I've been hibernating in the past twenty odd years. I've also not been hungry like yesterday I ralized my food cravings were a cover for my trauma I've not been ready to deal with. I just eat and insulate the emotional toxins inside.
I'm excited to not be hungry and to not feel sick anymore.
Ahhh that is so great... thanks for writing in and sharing that.
Such a wonderful gift you are giving yourself!!!! YAY!!
Your post is VERY inspiring to me. Thank you so much for sharing it. It makes we want to go and try the Yoga. I haven't ever done any.
Best to you!
I had never tried yoga before either. I thought it was for skinny people. But if you can breathe you can do yoga
For those of you about to embark on this adventure...I have been on it for four days. It is easy...yes there are times when I have felt a bit spacey and I found that drinking the juice did the trick. Also yesterday I actually felt hungry and again the juice dispelled that. I have been doing this with my household. No one has felt hungry nor very stressed by the cleanse. We have all lost about five pounds thus far and we are not heavy and this was weight that did not seem to want to remove...for I suspect the reasons Jon explains about the fat holding the toxins from past bad stuff that we took in. We have been eating pretty much what Jon recommended for years as week one and that is why we felt ok to start week two early. I hope that these comments support you all and help you to feel good about making this grand trek into the unknown territory of bettering your health.
Thanks so much for sharing - very inspiring!
Thanks Jeri...I started mine today and am feeling good 🙂 I also find that as soon as I feel a tad of hunger I grab a juice or drink some water and it disappears instantly
This is more a comment....I tried the super greens that was sent. Ugh...why so much stevia..I hate the taste of stevia and I think it makes this awful and much more difficult to take. I much prefer the Garden of Life greens.
🙁 hadn't opened up the super greens to try it yet. Was wondering about the stevia content too.
Thanks for the feed back on it.... I'm not a big fan of stevia myself so I may not even bother getting into that package.
I've just had it twice and I rather like it. It has a fresh taste. I think, over time, I have acquired a taste for all sorts of green liquidy kinds of things. In the beginning, not so much.
It's better to try yourself... One taste may be different from one person to another....
I've try it today... I don't taste any stevia in it... I would love too tough... First sip was not very good 🙂
But after some extra sips, it was better.....
I'm gonna have another one tomorrow...
Am I missing something how do we make the soups?
On the right hand side of this page click 'How to Videos' under 'Audio & Video Resources'. Once there click on Detox Broth Recipe and enjoy the video.
This link will also take you there --> https://members.thegabrielmethod.com/detox-program-2014/how-to-videos/
Hi GM Team Thanks for your incredibly prompt answers.
I don't have a Green me up Johnny, can I instead have Garden of Life Raw Organic green super food powder with spirulina added to it?
I've been adding more kale and spinach to my salads and juices...now I'm hearing these are not the best choices (I think they talked about thyroid issues, which I don't have any signs of). Any thoughts on kale and spinach? thanks
Get a variety of greens in your juices (and salads when eating after the cleanse). This is very important to ensure we get a wide range of nutrients and that we don't eat too much of the same food.
Kale and spinach are fine - just not all the time.
Curious why no coconut milk even if home made? For example to mix it with the chia to make a pudding instead of water?
PS also had another question posted a few days ago that
Was missed in answering. What if your a personal
Trainer and can't avoid exercise. I don't want to loose muscle
Mass what is best way for adding some protein to
This weeks cleanse as a protection.
The reason I don't recommend coconut milk is because there is a protein component to coconut milk that will activate your digestion more and we are trying to give your digestive system a break this week.
This cleanse is something that each person needs to do for themselves. If you cannot avoid exercise then perhaps you can do a different kind of cleanse where you do eat some very clean foods along with juices. You cannot fail at this and you will get benefit from staying on the week 1 pre-cleanse diet. If you are doing a lot of heavy exercising perhaps this would be better for you at this stage rather than the week 2 juicing cleanse.
Can I use Hemp Oil instead of Coconut Oil in the Detox Tea?
Coconut oil is best in the tea as it is the medium chain fat that you are looking to get here.
Hemp oil is not a great one to heat (ie adding to hot tea).
If you want to take hemp oil, I would suggest just taking a spoonful of it on its own.
In the broth to give it more flavor can we add ginger, or garlic or spicy pepper, and allow it to seep? As long as we don't eat the addition? Just want to keep the broth interesting.
Yes, great idea!
So I'm completely panicking!!!
I have my broth ready.
I have juices in glass jars ready for tomorrow, so many veges give so little juice..., in the fridge
Please comfirm "omega 3 drink" is indeed chia drink in the how to videos.
Looks like I'm set...
Be gentle with yourself - you have done lots of prep and you are ready to go - you are doing great!
Yes, the omega 3 drink is the chia drink.
I got through the first day of detox with no problems. (except I had to throw out my first batch of broth because I added sweet potato which made it taste sweet and I prefer a savory broth).
There are so many visualizations, that I was unsure what to listen to when (except for the nighttime one, which was clearly stated). So I after I drank each juice, I chose one at random and listened to it. Not sure which one is supposed to be the "morning" one.
This morning I got on the scale, and to my delight, I have lost 7 pounds since I have begun week one!!! After several years of trying to lose weight, it is finally coming off!
Many thanks to Jon and the team. 🙂
Thanks for sharing, glad you are here with us!
Keep in mind that the scale is not a determining factor of whether this cleanse is effective. Everyone experiences weight loss differently and this may also fluctuate during the cleanse. Stay focused on what you are doing rather than the number on the scale.
What is the determining factor that the cleanse was effective?
The cleanse works differently for different people and even the same person can have different experiences from cleanse to cleanse.
Your body has infinite wisdom at a cellular level and knows exactly the right things to be doing for you during any particular cleanse.
Many people will experience clear bright skin and eyes, heightened focus and mental energy, a certain lightness (especially after detox symptoms have passed), greater flexibility, calmer moods, improved digestion (afterwards), improvement of so many chronic issues.
These are just a few things and it is really hard to pin down what a particular person will experience and this particular time - we are all so varied in our histories and stories!
I would suggest to remember and trust that infinite wisdom of your body and the wonderful gift you are giving yourself by providing the perfect environment for every cell of your body to do what it knows how to do - which is to move you towards health.
Hi! I just can't remember where info about detox tea and omega3 were?
Got to the "How to Videos" in Audio & Video Resources on the right side of the screen.
Please let me know how to come off the cleanse since I will be coming off on Monday?
I answered this below for you but here it is again...
We will talk more about this as the week continues.
-Keep up your intake of water (on an empty stomach)
-Have an easy to digest meal as your first meal. Some berries or melon or papaya are all really nice. A smoothie (papaya, spinach and berries for example) is also a great idea.
-This first meal may just be a few bites as your body may not want to eat much right away. Your appetite will come back during the course of the day. Eat Gabriel friendly meals for the rest of the day and leave meat/fish/poultry till later in the day or even the next day.
I couldn't find fresh turmeric. Can I use spice powder in juice or is that a solid?
If you can't find fresh turmeric just leave it out.
Now I can not post questions HELP
OK I got it to go by rewording the question...I need to know how to come off the cleanse. Thought to eat the veggies in the broth...but what else do you recommend?
-Keep up your intake of water (on an empty stomach)
-Have an easy to digest meal as your first meal. Some berries or melon or papaya are all really nice. A smoothie (papaya, spinach and berries for example) is also a great idea.
-This first meal may just be a few bites as your body may not want to eat much right away. Your appetite will come back during the course of the day. Eat Gabriel friendly meals for the rest of the day and leave meat/fish/poultry till later in the day or even the next day.
-Veggies in the broth is also nice.
I can't locate my bonus material on the site. Please send a link. Thanks, Leona
I can't find it either
The Yoga is here:
The Fitness ones are here:
Why don't we fill the soup pot to the top?
As the soup simmers down you will keep adding water to it. Having the veggies simmer in a smaller amount of water (ie not full to the top) allows the broth to be more concentrated with nutrients.
Hello GM Team,
I live in Malaysia and was wondering if you had any suggestions for local/tropical/Asian vegetables that I could use to substitute for some of the veges on the shopping list that aren't found here.
For juicing, go to the market and peruse all the greens that they are selling. Buy the ones that look fresh and nice. Buy different ones each time you go so you have a chance to try different tastes in your juices.
One that I love juicing when I was over there is gotukola. In Thailand it is called 'Bai Bok Bok' - not sure what they call it in Malaysia.
To add some sweetness to your juice, look for cucumbers, pineapple, persimmon, starfruit... and remember just a little of the sweet fruit is all you need.
Thank you Nadia! I did a bit of research and gotukola is called "pegaga" in Malaysia. It's commonly eaten raw as a salad (I've had it before) - I shall look out for it to use in my juices!
I live in Japan and am having trouble finding a few things here like turmeric root. I was thinking about adding wasabi root, which is supposed to be a very good for inflammation. What do you think?
Wasabi root is VERY strong. If you are trying it in your juice I would caution to do just a VERY small piece at first.
You can also just make your juices without turmeric or wasabi - not a problem
How do you post pictures to the Detox Photos section?
I'm having trouble doing that too.
Hi Roadrunner and Kelly,
Please send all photos to email@example.com
We look forward to seeing them!
When the probiotic drinks are mentioned does that include ones like Yalkult?
Since Yakult is a dairy based drink that has added sugar and 'natural flavours' I would leave that alone.
The videos were helpful, but it seems as if I have a lot more beets than I would need for the week.
You can also juice the beet greens.
First day of the juicing cleans almost over now. It went very well, much more then we were expecting (my husband is doing it with me to support!) No headache. My bone (chicken) broth with a bit of tomato freshly juiced...hummm hummm excellent! Also, felt like having a little treat at the end of the day : juiced a lemon, a piece of ginger, put that in mineral water with a bit of stevia... delicious!
Awesome, Chantal! Congrats on getting through your first day and for also getting your hubbie to do it with you for support! I asked my husband if he'd like to join me and he said he would like to but didn't think he could. He has a very physically demanding job and he just didn't think he could make it through the week on liquids. Perhaps he will find another time to do it. Your treat sounds yummy. Here's to tomorrow. I look forward to how it goes for you tomorrow.
Fantastic Chantal! Thank you for sharing, very inspiring to hear! The water that you made sounds fantastic!!
Hi, can you tell me why there are pears on the shopping list but none in the recipes?
I believe Jon said in the Juicing 101 slides that you can use 1/2 pear instead of 1/2 apple or carrot or beetroot for a little sweetness.
Yes, Jamie is right - thanks Jamie!
What about using pure honey from our local bee farm as a sweetener in the green juice?
I would stick to a small amount of a sweet fruit juiced with your greens to sweeten up the green juice. Things like 1/2 an apple, 1/4 of a beet, 1/2 a pear, 1/2 a bell pepper (red, orange or yellow).
I just made my broth. I made it with onions, garlic, celery, carrots, parsley, yellow squash, rainbow chard, red bell pepper, Kale and one slice of sweet potato. Next time I will leave out the sweet potato because my broth had a sweet taste. The color wasn't green like on Jon's video either. It was a light amber color. It was good except for the sweet taste, though.
Oh, and I also added a few brussels sprouts.
Where did you find the video on the broth? On my webpage that link didn't work.
Look over to your right at the Audio & Video Resources. Click on "How to Videos". It's in there.
That's sounds exactly how I made mine, with the exception of a green squash and no brussell sprouts, but I put in cabbage. Thank you for reminding me about the sweet potato - I just started to make mine and took it out because I don't like that sweet taste either. A lot of what I put in was from my own garden, so I'm jazzed. It looks so beautiful and smells so good! I can't wait to try it!
I just went and added broccoli, parsnip and beet greens. I forgot about those. Mmmm, yummm!
How was your broth? I decided I didn't like the sweet taste so I am going to make a new batch without the sweet potato.
THis is all interesting to hear, I am going to make mine tommorrow and was going to use Sweet potato now I'm not so sure.
Mu broth is to DIE for! Or should I say, to LIVE for! It's so good! I just put a little sea salt and it's fantastic! I only used one red pepper and it has a tiny bit of spicy, but perfect for my taste. At the last minute, there was a roma tomato sitting on the counter so I through that in. Even my husband thought this broth was super tasty. I don't think I made enough, though. It made only 3 quarts when I took all the veggies out. (Boy are my chickens going to be happy tomorrow!) I could probably cut it down a little more with water, or I'll just have to make more mid-week. I really enjoyed the process.
Fantastic all of you!!!
Thank you for sharing!
Also, I know we aren't supposed to cook the broth with any oil, but could we blend coconut oil into the broth at the end like we do with the tea?
I just watched the video on cooking the broth and Jon said DO NOT put oil in the broth.
He was talking about the cooking part because the flavors of the veggies don't come out as much. But maybe after the cooking part it would be ok?
ooppss 🙁 maybe 😉 LOL
Yes I don't see a problem with doing this. I have never done it ... let us know how it is.
How do you keep the acid from the lemon from eating the enamel on your teeth? On your daily homework you tell us to do GM yoga and exercise but I can't find those instructions or videos anywhere. I did email but all they did was refer me to the detox page which had NO info for these. Help!
I have tried juice fasting before and it will not hold my blood sugar from dropping. Even if I drank gallon a day of juice and it still would not hold it. I REALLY need to do this but want to know how to do it and keep my blood sugar from dropping.
I forgot to ask what the broth recipe is
The broth recipe is in the Audio & Video resource section... the link is here:
** scroll through the page and select the video for the "Detox Broth Recipe" ... it's more of a guide than an actual "by the book" recipe
Both the yoga and the fitness are on the main page you hit when you log in. Where you normally would hit "launch" on the detox section. Just scroll down further to find the yoga and the fitness. The links are below if you can't find them.
Thank-you very much
Oh and I just remembered I had seen something on the Gabriel Method facebook page 🙂
Here's the snipit from the page.... It really is just a "guide" not a rule book 🙂
Detox Soup - How to Recipe (and video!!)
Vegetable broth is a staple of a detox. It’s a great way to get nutrients, hydrate yourself and get electrolytes. It stores for days.
Fill the bottom of a large pot with onions, garlic and any herbs you like. Add just enough water to cover the garlic & onions and boil for 10 – 15 minutes. NOTE: do not add any oil to the pot
NEXT STEP - Veggie Time!
There is no need to measure or be precise with this, just grab your favorite veggies and chop them up! Here's my "top list" of veggies.
✔ Sweet potato (avoid white potato)
✔ Silver beet
✔ Any other green leafy vegetables that are in season.
*Fill the pot approximately 1/3 full with chopped vegetables
*Fill the pot approximately ½ full with water (water should cover veggies)
*Bring to a light simmer (not a boil)
*Cover and simmer for 4-6 hours, adding water every hour or so to keep the water level between ½-3/4 full.
*Strain broth and serve with your choice of healthy salt, like Himalayan salt crystals, turmeric, cayenne pepper and ginger.
*Store the remainder in a glass container in the refrigerator. Heat and serve whenever you want broth.
Sacha has pointed you towards all the resources - thanks Sacha!
This cleanse is designed to keep your blood sugar balanced. Keep your green juices mostly green - listen to the webinar on juicing (Week 1, day 3) where we talk a lot about the importance of this to keep your blood nourished and balanced. The omega shakes, detox tea and broth will help with this too.
In your visualizations, picture yourself having a successful cleanse where you are balanced.
I know this question has been asked, sorry, I can't find it. Can we have local raw unsweetened kombucha during week 2? Thanks
Also, tomatoes in the veggie broth?
Kombucha is a great drink that is best when the full fermentation has taken place. You will know this has happened if your drink isn't sweet at all.
ps. I would stick to harder veggies when making the veggie broth as when tomatoes cook down they will become hard to strain out. If you do use them, just use a small amout only.
For before/after the cleanse does quinoa qualify as an "island" food? Or does it raise insulin levels too much?
Quinoa can still raise your blood sugar quite a bit. It is a good transition food as you move away from wheat but watch how you feel after you eat it.
I quite like it but I don't eat it too often.
Is it ok to drink the detox tea more than once a day? I already had a cup this morning, but I feel like I need another one. It was like comfort food.
Yes, this is fine.
Hi, I usually buy my chia seeds spouted and cold milled that I keep in the fridge. I was told at my health store that they were much better. I would be interest to know if you think that paying more for those kind of chia is worth it?
When you soak the seeds (ie add them to water and let them sit) to make the omega shake this sprouts them so no need to buy pre-sprouted seeds if you don't want to.
Since I started my detox early, I just want to prepare everyone in advance for the taste of Green Me Up Jonny. I've been adding stuff to it (cinnamon, nutmeg, coconut water, lemon) and I have determined (for me, personally) that it is better without lemon. Also, the colder it is, the better.
Thanks for sharing Bridget.
I make cultured veggies using Caldwell Culture Starter... Is it alright to drink the veggie juice from this for the probiotic component during the cleanse week... or best not?
Yes the juice from this would be fine.
Thanks, Nadia Sharon
My best biggest soup pot, I just realized, is a non-stick pot which I know is not great for you. Is it still ok to use to make the veggie broth?
Do the best you can - you cannot fail!
If you can get a better pot, great.... if not then use what you have.
I must have missed this part... but can you have tomatoes in the juice?? I have a garden and all my tomatoes are ripening right now... it would be a shame if I couldn't use them.
Yes tomatoes are fine but keep the bulk of the juice green leaves. Just a small amount of tomato for flavour.
Have completed the second day of the cleanse. Felt a little heady on the first day. Found that if I drank the juice that went away. Second day, drank a lot more juice and had very little spacey feel but was terribly thirsty and drank and drank. Did not pee much more, but I was so thirsty that my lips began to chap unless I drank. I love the juice especially with cilantro...Jon calls it corriander. and ginger and tomatoes...all of these in variation are delicious. Have not had a BM on this second day and will do an enema with a little lemon juice if I do not get to today.
o forgot my ???...is five days optimal for this cleanse...would longer be OK? What is the result of substituting the juice for a meal when back to normal eating?
Thanks for sharing your progress so far. Keep in mind that coming off the cleanse properly and going on to make healthier diet and lifestyle choices in between cleanses is a very important part of what we are doing. 5 days is a nice amount of time to cleanse and then spend the next days moving forward.
Moving forward after the cleanse, juices are a wonderful thing to still continue to incorporate into your day.
Since I will be coming off as all are going on...would you please let me know what you recommend for the coming off protocol? I thought to start simply eating the veggies with the broth...and what else?
That's good to know. I couldn't find coriander, but I found cilantro.
Coriander and cilantro are the same thing
I started my detox today. The detox tea was quite delicious with added cinnamon and freshly ground nutmeg. (I hope nutmeg was ok to add?)
I had bought a Breville juice fountain plus and used it a few times last week for some test juices, but returned it when I found out the masticating type was better for when you wanted to refrigerate your juices for a day.
So I bought the Omega Vert 350HD. If anyone out there is thinking about buying that one, DON"T!! It is NOT good for juicing celery. The celery strings got hung in the part where the pulp is extracted and it was very difficult to clean. I can't deal with that horror everyday, so the Omega Vert is going back to the store. I'm going back to buy the Breville juice fountain plus. It was very easy to clean. (I don't know about the horizontal type of masticating juicers. Does anyone out there know if the celery strings are hard to clean out from the type that Jon had on his video?)
I have been happy with the Green Star Juicer 5000
Thanks, Jeri. I'll google that one. Is it a horror to clean?
I've buy the Jazz Max.... so easy to clean and perfect with every vegetables.... a dream!!!!
Thanks, I'll check that one out as well.
I do not find it difficult to clean...what impressed me is that they have taken care that the screw blades do not grind against each other and have placed magnets in the screw blades to cause the juice to be less oxygenated...check out these features. The 5000 has snap holders that are better than the screw on types of other models.
The horizontal type of masticating juicer is the type we use and I don't find it too hard to clean. A rinse and a light scrub under the tap is all. You can see the juicer that we use here --> http://www.making-healthy-choices.com/best-juicer.html
But in the end the best juicer for you is the one that you will use. It doesn't have to be the one that anyone else has, just the one that you like and that you use.
Thanks, Nadia. 🙂
Is Green Tea okay for next week?
Green tea has caffeine in it, best to hold off on that until after the cleanse.
Are we supposed to discontinue vitamins and supplements during cleanse week? Also, are essential oils ok to use? I like peppermint essential oil in my tea and water.
Vitamins have been already answered below but I'm interested in essential oil too 🙂
given the length of this Q and A posting...if one has an answer, please put it up with the question..in this case the vitamins were nixed unless ordered by a doctor...The Gabriel method does not want to run afowl of any medical considerations as they wield a large club legally...so you are to follow your doctor's advice unless you are capable of detaching from the notion of how the medical world views your illness by researching other approaches. I can say this because I am not a member of the Gabriel team and I am in charge of my own health.
Most vitamins you can hold off on as you will be getting plenty of nourishment from the juices. Continue taking probiotics.
Peppermint essential oil (just a drop or two) is fine.
Are Jicamas okay to juice on wk 2, or are they considered too sweet or starchy or... Nobody mentioned them.
Jicamas are fine.
But do make the bulk of your juice green leaves.
I accidentally ate a peice of pizza last night. (Friday night, kids were eating it, my friends too yada yada....). Just one slice. How do I fix it? Do I start pre cleanse week again? How bad am I?
You cannot fail at this. Just go from this moment. Take some digestive enzymes. Drink lemon water when you wake up on Saturday morning and then just continue from there.
Remember your visualizations before going to bed and waking up in the morning - these can really help you.
Hi. I was wondering about using the pulp from juicing (centrifugal juicer) as part of making the veggie broth? I would also add other veggies as well, but there is still some nutritional value to the pulp from the juicer that I hate to waste. Not sure what I can do with the leftover veggies from the broth though.
As long as you can strain out the pulp to make a clear broth that would be fine.
Just found answer that tomatoes R ok. Sorry for the question.
I haven't heard tomatoes mentioned. What about them during detox week in soup and juices?
Tomatoes are fine in your juices. Experiment with different combinations and always have lots of greens.
I just learned about the Gabriel Method while searching for ways to detox my body. I need to loose over 200 lbs...I
have lost 75 lbs from my highest weight by loosely following Weight Watchers. I was thrilled to learn about Jon's story because I have felt trapped in this body for many years. I haven't tried all the diets available because I know the weight fluctuations are so hard on one's organs. Quite frankly all the various diets can be confusing. Plus I was afraid of being left with all the excess skin. I have started reading Jon's book. It is very inspiring to have Jon's experience as an example that my fears do not have to become my reality. I know thoughts are creative and what you think about most is drawn to you through the Law of Attraction. The Gabriel Method is in accordance with all the other teachings that are coming into my awareness. Infinite Love and Gratitude!
I'm so happy for you that you've learned of the Gabriel Method. It will help you gradually change the way you view yourself and your whole life. It has certainly done that for me.
So happy you are here with us. It sounds like all the information that you are supposed to hear right now is coming your way!
Thank you for sharing - you are inspiring others just as you are also being inspired. Beautiful!
1) Can you do a yoga class during Week 2? I'm fairly new to yoga so I still get sore.
2) I heard it mentioned to someone that raw cheese was good cause it wasn't inflammatory, but isn't the milk heated in the process of making cheese, so is there really such a thing as "raw" cheese?
1. Best to not push yourself to the point of being sore.
2. If you are having cheese, raw organic cheese is a better choice since it is made using milk that has not been pasteurized and highly processed.
raw cheese is not heated to the point of pasteurization so the enzymes are still live. When you eat raw milk and cheese, you will feel the difference...and raw kefir is another wonderful food for the innards
sorry , i meant : the vegetable "broth" ( not growth )
is it okay to add bones to the vegetable growth ?
i'm starting the detox tomorrow...
Yes bone broth is fine.
1. Is it ok to have nuts and berries during week 2?
2. I usually have night time hunger what wd u suggest i do during week 2 for this?
3. If I were to make the broth in a pressure cooker to make it more time efficient how long do you recommend to cook it in pressure cooker?
4. Iyengar yoga is pretty intense and I have 2 classes on wed and thurs day 3 & 4 I enjoy my classes a lot so I wd like to go shd I go?
Thats all for now. Thank you
1&2. Hold off on nuts. Refer to the backup food list here --> https://members.thegabrielmethod.com/detox-program-2014/backup-foods/
3. You want the nutrients from the veggies to all steep into the broth. On the stove top you would simmer the soup for up to 4 hours. I have never used a pressure cooker to make it but perhaps you could try it for a couple of hours. You can't really fail, nutrients will be in your broth when you are done.
4. Intense exercise is best avoided during week 2.
There are some lovely relaxing detox yin style yoga classes at yogaglo if anyone is keen to have a bit more variety, they have a free trial too. http://www.yogaglo.com/online-class-3585-Ayurvedic-Detox-Pigeon-Hip-Series.html
May we put ground flax or flax oil in a green juice, or do they have to be consumed separately?
PS I've dropped 20 pounds since coming home from Omega, just by eating the big 3 and doing morning and evening visualizations. I feel great - and grateful to the GM Team for this!
That is great, thanks for sharing that!
The ground flax you can use to make the omega shake (use instead of chia if you would like).
The flax oil you can mix into your green juice if you would like but I prefer to just take a spoonful of the oil on its own and then drink the green drink after. I don't care for them mixed together but that is up to you.
Help!!!! I've just made a green juice and put too much ginger in it... Way too spicy!!!
How can I soften the taste? I've try to dilute in coconut water but still too spicy 🙂
I find a whole lemon in the juicer fixes it. Maybe try that?
Ahhh I understand! If you make juices long enough there is a good chance sooner or later you put too much of something strong in! I have done it too, smile. Once you do it once, it is a great reminder of going easy in the future on things like ginger, garlic, chili peppers (cayenne). As you have learned you can always add more but you can't take it out once its in there.
Diluting it with coconut water or regular water is a great idea. Juicing a lemon or lime into it (great suggestions Sam) may help and sipping it slowly may help it to taste more gentle.
Thank you 🙂
I've diluted it into coconut water and there is already a lemon in it....
Still spicy 🙂
I'v sip slowly.... it's still spicy lol
I'll pay attention next juice 🙂
How often should we do this detox? (ie twice/year, every six months)
Once a year is great, maybe twice a year but no more often than that. The time between cleanses is a very important time to focus on making healthy diet and lifestyle choices.
If you're trying to build muscle and don't want to loose any muscle and are doing this to heal digestion and candida, what modifications could be made if not working out isn't an option? Would it work to use Great Lakes Gelatin Collagen Hydrolysate for protein since it is rapidly absorbed? Any suggestions would be great. Thanks!
While doing a cleanse your body will not be focusing on building muscle. Healing digestion and candida issues are exactly some of the things that can happen while cleansing. Take this time to focus on letting your body do this. It is just for a few days and then you can get back into eating protein and building muscle once the cleanse is over.
I missed the detox rhythm conference where can I see it?
We'll be posting the replay of the "Find Your Detox Rhythm" webinar right on this page:
It should be up soon! Thanks!
I think someone already asked, but I just wanted to double check if tomatoes juiced were ok as much as we like, or should we treat them like fruits and just keep them in small amounts next week? Thanks!!!!
Tomatoes are fine for during the detox.
I will need to stop the Detox a day early, as I'm leaving on vacation. Will the instructions on how to come off of the Detox and what to eat be available next week before the last day?
How about starting a day early too?
You can certainly start a day early, that's totally fine. I think there may be others in the group who will also have a head start.
You can now access the webinar pages for Week 2's Core Cleansing Lessons, please visit this page where you'll find notes
on how to come off of the detox 🙂
When I eliminated wheat, sugar, dairy and coffee I felt really bad the first 3 days. But today I feel wonderful! And my complexion is clearer! And I can breathe better! I am truly amazed! 🙂
I love hearing that! You are an inspiration to the rest of us. If you feel this good this week, just think how good you'll feel at the end of next. 🙂
That is wonderful to hear Bridget!
I'm so happy to hear that because I just started the detox, a few sick issues with my two year old and my husband ( who's suffering from Glioblastoma) and I'm worried I would feel terrible the entire detox. Thank you Bridget!
Me too Bridget. The first few days I just felt off somehow but I'm feeling great now & definitely looking better too - my face doesn't look so tired & puffy anymore. Loving it already!
First of all, a huge thanks to the gabriel method team, you are doing an awesome job, thanks! I just wanted to share that I have had an unexpected start to the detox. I thought I was doing pretty well, balancing work and being a single mum to two preschoolers, but after a particularly busy day at work and coping with 6 hours sleep per night for too long my body said enough was enough and hit the reset button. For me that means shutting down, throwing up and sleeping on the couch until it passes! Today I feel great, relaxed, and ready to start fresh. So it wasn't exactly the gentle approach I had planned to start with, but a good wake up call to put me first a little bit more... And to prioritise rest, especially going into next week.
Our reactions are such individual ones. You had a bit of a difficult time, but how wonderful that you're feeling so well now. Going through these changes and "trials" support us in training ourselves to listen more closely to our body and our needs. It sounds like that is exactly what you are doing. Thanks for checking in with all the rest of us and I join you in thanking the GM crew for being so totally dedicated in being there for us all during this detox time.
Thanks Catherine 🙂
is almond or coconut milk ok during cleanse week?
These are excellent prior to and going forward after the detox, but it would be best to avoid these during the detox.
This is confusing as using almond milk and coconut milk were mentioned as being used during the cleanse...
I think it was coconut water. Not 100% but I'll listen to the video again.
I think coconut water is the same as coconut milk...
Coconut water is the clear liquid that comes from the nut of a young coconut.
Coconut milk is made from pressing/squeezing water through coconut shreds (from an older coconut) - this is a creamy white liquid that is best avoided during week 2.
OK since yesterday was market day and I bought all I needed for the cleanse, we are starting today. First drink made and consumed put napa cabbage, arugala, beet greens, bok choy, celery and cucumber. put a little salt in. feel a little sloshy...maybe I drank too much.
It might take a bit of getting used to, but you can't really drink too much. Maybe next time, just drink half of what you made and save the second half for when you feel hungry next.
thanks that was my conclusion also...feeling a little heady spacey but not hungry...found that drinking some juice seems to solve the heady spacey feel...so I do not know what the reason is since I am not feeling hungry and I must have enough to prevent hunger from not having enough blood sugar.
I make for myself a water to drink and love it:
1liter of water
1/2 of peeled cucumber
1 tsp of grated ginger
12 leaves of mint shredded
I leave it over night in a fridge , drain in the morning and have 4 glasses to add to my other choices of water daily
My other choice which I also like is simply add 1 tsp of cranberry unsweetened concentrate to a glass of water.
Taste great and cleanse your kidneys.
Juices: I like variety because I believe it covers broader spectrum of nutrients so I just mix different veggies on different days but I usually keep basics this same as they contain a high level of liquid : celery or cucumber or green pepper or mixture of any 2 or all 3 ,and add to it one choice of leafy greens and herbs.
Sometimes I drink just a cabbage juice which heals ulcers.
Not everybody likes the taste but worth of trying.
And most of the time I don`t add any fruits.
I do have 2 exceptions which I drink maybe once in two weeks because it is a taste reward for me :
1) About 5 stalks of celery
1/2 green apple
6 springs of parsley
2) About 1/2 inch of ginger
few carrots to make it 1/2 of glass juice
about 1 or 1&1/2 juice orange to make the glass full
oranges and limes in both I squeeze in citrus squeezer and add
I made a habit to drink one veggie juice daily
Elzbieta (what a beautiful name!), thank you for sharing these waters and juices. I have a list of what I'm heading up as "GM ideas for detox and pre detox." I just added these to it. It's such a help to have ideas that others
have used and enjoyed. I appreciate it.
Would adding Garden of Life Raw Super Greens to the juice be beneficial or would it be a waste of the product to add it to an already nutrient-dense juice?
As long as this green powder is made from healthy ingredients and doesn't have sweeteners in it that would be fine to add it, but you may find that the fresh juice is nice on its own. I have added green powders to fresh green juice in the past and didn't like how it took the 'fresh' taste away.
Is there a use for the vegetables that are discarded in the broth-making process, or are they deplete of any nutrients at that point?
Also, would cashew cream be ok to add to the broth in week 2 to make a creamy soup?
Most of the nutrients from the vegetables will be in the broth.
I would avoid cashew cream as this is harder on the digestive system.
I'm planning on giving them to our chooks. I hope they enjoy them.
I made a practice run of broth last week and the leftover vegetables I puréed with my stick blender after adding some chicken stock and it was quite nice. I'm sure it would be suitable to freeze.
Is Triphala permitted for week 2? It is part of my daily regimen.
See the great photos and tips coming in from around the world in the Detox Photo Gallery: https://members.thegabrielmethod.com/detox-program-2014/photos-detox-program/
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Hi, I would like to know which nuts you consider better. What is your opinion regarding unsalted and roasted cashews, pistachios, and peanuts. Personally I am very fond of them, but really would like to know how good or bad they are. Thanks!!
The best way to ingest nuts is to obtain them raw and organic and then sprout them by soaking them. You can find more information on this here --> http://www.making-healthy-choices.com/soaking-nuts.html
regarding the question about protein shakes. ARe we to stop those in the pre-cleanse phase or starting next week for the official cleanse? I remember this week being a sort of prep week where we still eat food, but clean eating.
You can do protein powder shakes this week but hold off on them next week.
Yes, you are right, week 1 is about eating clean natural foods.
Is the "Find Your Detox Rhythm" discussion posted online yet?
Hi Francine, that class hasn't started yet, it begins in another few hours:
Find Your Detox Rhythm
Oct 9, 8 p.m. EDT (NYC, USA)
Oct 10, 10:00 a.m. AEST (Brisbane, AUS)
You'll want to go to this link at that time:
Hello, I'm wondering... can we juice tomato? I was thinking of doing a bone broth and add to it some fresh tomato juice? what do you think?
thanks in advance 🙂
Hi just about stopped the wheat. dairy. Sugars.processed foods and alcohol for 3 days and I've had the worst headache since yesterday ... today my sinus is blocked ... are these just detox symptoms or am I coming down with something ??
I am having a lot of water as well as 1 vegetable juices .as that was a part of my diet earlier anyway ..
I'm a little worried about next week if this is how I am feeling now
Things can be part of detoxing. Continue to support yourself with drinking water, and resting. An epsom salt bath may also be helpful (1 cup epsom salts in the bath).
As this is the pre-cleanse week, do have some healthy foods to eat which may also help.
I hope you feel better.
Is Aloe juice OK to add? I know it is good for healing the cells of the digestive tract...wonder why you have not included it or if you have some reason not to have.
Natural Aloe juice with no sweeteners or artificial ingredients is great for digestion.
Is packaged coconut water full of (healthy or not too good kinds)sugar? Can it be included during either the pre-cleanse or cleanse? Thanks!
You should look for raw young coconut water with only that one ingredient and it is great during both the pre-cleanse and core cleanse as it replenishes your electrolytes.
Hello, I would like to know if it is ok to drink protein shakes during the detox?
It is best to avoid protein shakes and other forms of protein such as chicken, fish, meat and eggs. Your body uses up a lot of energy to digest protein and one of the objectives of the detox is to give your digestive system a bit of a break and allow the body to use its energy to cleanse and remove toxins instead.
It is best to avoid protein shakes and other forms of protein such as chicken, fish, meat and eggs during the detox week. Your body uses up a lot of energy to digest protein and one of the objectives of the detox is to give your digestive system a bit of a break and allow the body to use its energy to cleanse and remove toxins instead.
Is there a place to print out the juice recipes? I only see the videos
If you scroll further down the page, some of the videos have Recipes to print out highlighted in red. However, please note that with juicing it isn't an exact science as vegetables come in all different shapes, weights and sizes. Its more a case of trying a few vegetables and seeing if you like the taste combination - if not - you can tweak it to suit your tastes and the yield from the vegetables.
Hope this helps
Thanks... sorry I didn't pick up on it before.
Decided to shift the day of my detox a bit.... Canadian thanksgiving on monday... and we've been invited to a brunch-ish thing with family 🙂 it's a positive environment so I'm not worried 🙂 the sister-in-law is very understanding.... but juice on that day would complicate it. So I'll be a day behind everyone but will still be here asking questions and taking notes 🙂
That is fine - that sometimes happens, another member is actually starting 2 days before everyone.
Hey! I'm starting 2 days before also!! I'm almost done with the pre-cleanse and it went very well. I'm starting the 5 days juices only, on Saturday! 🙂
I'm also planning to start the 5-day detox on Saturday. I'll be traveling to Los Angeles on Monday and I want to be on Day 3 by then.
When I did a juice fast in the past, the first 2-3 days were rough, then I kind of got into a rhythm. I think I have a good plan in place for continuing on the detox while traveling. I know this program provides enough flexibility to work with whatever comes up and that I will get a benefit from it however it goes. Thanks so much to Jon and his wonderful team for all of the support and information! It strengthens my feeling of safety and comfort during this process.
Just made my first Juice with my new Omega 8006 Juicer. Just used veggies I had at home, like Kale, Cucumber, Carrots and an apple and it tastes really good!
I am ready for this cleanse!
Great to hear! You will be amazed how that Juice makes you feel too.
I just purchased that same model and I wasn't sure which one to get. Glad to hear you got it too 🙂
Love the Juicer, it is easy to use and easy to clean on top of it. 🙂
WHen you make the Chia drink, do you swallow all of the seeds, or are we just drinking the juice? In the video it looked like a lot of seeds were left in the bottom of the glass.
You are to swallow seeds as well- to get the full benefit of them, as the liquid doesn't really absorb any of their nutrients.
If you leave the chia seeds to soak for long enough they will absorb a lot of liquid and become like a pudding in texture - so when you drink the liquid you will get most of the chia seeds. They do have a habit of sticking to everything though 😉 - so you will get the odd pesky seed that will that stick to the glass.
How do you feel about garcinia cambogia?
Hi Sam, it's not great for a detox. You're not trying to speed up your metabolism during the detox, just cleanse, so Jon would not recommend it.
About a year ago I all of a sudden developed an allergy to corn. When I eat popcorn, Doritoes, any thing with corn starch or corn syrup, etc., it make me itch all over.
Today I tried the chia seed drink for the first time (I've never had Chia seeds before), and I am itching like CRAZY!! Has anyone else had this problem. I ordered them from Amazon, and they are the Viva Labs brand.
If the chia isn't working for you, you can use fresh ground flax seeds in the drink instead. See Jon's video here called 'Chia and Flax Oils' where he shows you how to use ground flax --> https://members.thegabrielmethod.com/detox-program-2014/how-to-videos/
Could you please tell me if I can grind the flaxseeds in my vitamin? I don't have a mortar and Pestle or a coffee grinder.
ps. I took benedryl and am fine. Maybe the chia seeds were packaged in the same place where they package a corn product. I am hoping this detox will help with this corn allergy. Do you think?
That was supposed to be "Vitamix, not vitamin. 🙂
Yes you can use your Vitamix. I have done this but bought myself a coffee grinder as I found that the coffee grinder works really well for just the small amount that you need.
As for the corn allergy, corn is a widely processed plant that is highly GMO and overused in modern packaged foods. Not a bad thing to avoid these days and sounds like your body is on board with that!
i don't find it...
The replay you are looking for is on this page --> https://members.thegabrielmethod.com/detox-program-2014/juicing-101/
i can't find the recording of the 7th-8th webinar questions/answer...
The recording should be available now.
Chia question. I notice I can buy black or white chia. Is there a difference and which is better?
Also I don't have a grinder so what is the best way to make the Omega drink with the chia seeds? Thanks 🙂
There is no nutritional difference between black and white chia.
You don't need to grind the chia seeds if you are soaking them - so just make the omega drink with the whole chia seeds.
Hope this helps
Jon mentions Tulsi tea. Is he meaning the Tulsi Tea Original or just any one of the Tulsi teas?
I just made my first wonderful huge cup of detox tea. I'm hooked. 🙂
Oh, and one more thing. I was expecting the cinnamon to dissolve into the tea. I'm guessing it never does, right?
Thanks! I'm so excited to be part of the Detox.
Jon means the Original Tulsi tea. Yes I'm hooked on it too 🙂
I haven't ever noticed actually but I suppose the cinnamon doesn't dissolve.
Great to have you with us
Thanks, Den. 🙂
Hi all, send use your photos! We want to see you, all over the world- doing your Detox shopping, prep, salads, juices, broths- let's inspire each other. Email photos to email@example.com, subject Detox Photos.
We'll add to the Detox Photo Gallery, so everyone can see what you've been up to!
-Sherri, GM Team
I'm wondering what I should substitute for the sulfur. I have a sulfa allergy.
Hi Lynn, could you be more specific, substitute for the sulfur in what? Happy to help, we just want to make sure we know what you mean! 🙂
I was reading the supplement list:
Methylsulfonylmethane (MSM) – MSM is an inexpensive white powder form of sulfur derived from pine trees. Sulfur is one of the most abundant minerals in our body, and it’s essential for detoxification. Like Vitamin C, MSM has incredible antioxidant properties, so it’s a great additional to any cleansing protocol.
It seems that the info is saying that sulfur additions would be helpful. So, I'm wondering about a supplement that can be used to do the same thing as sulfur would.
Gee, I hope this helps. I guess my goal is to become more balanced. So, I'm always looking at ways to do that without causing ill effect in my body.
THANKS SO MUCH!
Foods high in MSM are aloe gel (fresh from the plant), noni fruit, garlic and onion. Feel free to use these.
Although MSM powder is mentioned, it is not necessary to use for this cleanse.
I just found this awesome juice bar that does Paleo and live foods. They also have 3 days of juices that one can buy: http://www.ziascafe.com/zias-store/1-day-juice-cleanse
I was wondering if all the ingredients in these would work for Week 2 of our detox? I don't have a juicer and I work really long hours, so being able to purchase my juices would be a lot easier. Either way, I will make it work. Thanks.
Hi Gabrielle, buying juices is fine but make sure that they are cold pressed, and have a expiration date within a few days.
Hope that helps!
p.s. Do check out Jon and Nadia's webinar, Juicing 101, which is all about what ingredients should be in your juice:
What about eating banana only during the pre-cleanse?
You should eat well this week, focusing on healthy meals which ideally all include The Big Three: live food (including bananas!), protein and healthy fats. Check out the homework for more details:
Best, Sherri, GM Team
Is it okay to add Raw Cacao Powder to our powder super greens next week?
Raw Cacao would be fine to add to your super greens.
I am wondering if we can use MCT oil in salad dressing? Any thoughts?
Yes, but be careful! It is very strong... start w/1tbls per day. It can cause loose stool.
Sherri, GM Team
Are sweet potatoes okay for week 1? i made one with some Ghee and cinnamon and it rocked my world. 🙂
Yes, Emily, they are OK and you can also use them in your veggie broth for week 2!
Sherri, GM Team
On the detox schedule there is something called an "Omega 3 Drink" but the only thing I see onthe how to videos is a Chia Drink. Is this the same thing?
Yes, that is the same thing.
In the recipe of almond orange balls, you cooked the orange...
Can you tell me why? As you only need the juice....
When you cook the oranges you are also getting the orange essence from the skin - which helps to add to the orangey flavour.
Where is the recipe for almond orange balls? I thought I had seen all the recipes...I am missing something
Hi Jeri, this recipe was in another program, but here is the direct link for anyone to try: http://jon-gabriel-downloads.s3.amazonaws.com/Kiama-Retreat-Slides/Orange-Almond-Truffles.pdf
I am wondering about whether we are going to use any protein powder in week two?
Also I got a good tip today from someone in a health food store suggesting Chaga tea. I think I will add that to my teas for next week.
Hello from me as well to all the OMEGA peeps!
Best to hold off on protein powder for week 2 as that is a harder job on the digestive system and we are looking to ingest liquids that will be very easy on our digestive systems.
Chaga tea sounds nice as long as it isn't a blend that has any caffeine in it.
I haven't seen anyone ask or heard mention of avocado. I eat avocado almost daily and am assuming it just has too much fiber for week 2 - can they even be juiced? lol
Anyway.. what are thoughts about avocado?
Avocados are great for week 1 but not for week 2 since they cannot be juiced.
Great webinar tonight! Such helpful info. Thanks Jon and Nadia - you make a great team. And Den too! Very excited to be a part of this detox. And hello to all the Omega peeps!! 🙂
Thanks Meaghan!! So great to have you with us!
If I experience headaches from withdraws (such as from caffeine or sugar) then is it okay to take an Excedrin or over the counter pain medicine to rid myself of the headache? Would that hurt the detox process? What is recommended for headaches?
Headaches can be quite common for some people while detoxing. Make sure that you are drinking enough (juices, water, broth, chia drinks) to keep flushing. Get extra rest too.
You can't fail at this detox.. do your best. OTC pain meds are not the best thing to have while detoxing but if you need them go ahead.
Look folks plain aspirin and just one is amazing for relieving pain with just a slight negative on stomach while excedrin is hard on the liver.
This may have been asked...
There has been mention a few times of supplements for week 2. What I'd like to know is if the list of Supplements and Superfoods here:
.... should they be continued to be consumed in week 2? or should certain ones be continued, but not others?
They can all be used in week 2 but they are not necessary. They are all options.
Excellent 🙂 thank you!
There have been many references to "inflammation". what is the definition of "inflammation" in the context of foods we eat and what it does to our body internals? If my insides are "inflammed", what are my symptoms?
Inflammatory foods can cause an over excited response of our immune system which can lead to many symptoms including joint pain, stiffness, irritable bowel, fatigue, headaches and if continued over time can contribute to chronic issues.
I have a general question. I am totally new to healthy eating. I know that sounds funny, but I really am. I generally don't eat any vegetables and don't really cook (I'm not very creative with food and have no idea what to do with vegetables) so this is a huge change for me. I am really enjoying reading everyone's questions and answers and my mindset is completely on board with the GM and this detox program, but I don't know where to start. Everyone here seems to be very knowledgeable and the questions are pretty specific. I don't even know what sort of questions to ask because this kind of healthy eating is so foreign to me. I understand the theory, but I'm nervous about not having enough healthy food options for myself other than basic salads. How can I educate myself more and give myself more confidence in this process? Is there a basic step-by-step recipe book with very practical instructions for people who are new to this? Does anyone understand where I am coming from/have suggestions? I just feel so lost..
Thanks for your feedback!
Wow Sara...reading the beginning of this post, I could have sworn it was me!! lol I am 49 and have NEVER been a veggie eater. I started a couple years ago by adding them to my smoothies slowly...because I hated the taste of them. I'm still not crazy about the taste so I continue to do smoothies...I get 95% of my veggies like this. I have the odd salad here and there, and i buy them from the grocery store already made because when I make them, they suck 🙁 What I really need to do is find GM friendly dressing (that I like) so I can get more salads into my diet. I guess that is my only suggestion..I will be watching for other posts because I could use some ideas too 🙂
Thanks Colleen! Do you have a recipe book or website for the smoothies you make? I've messed up a few by adding in the wrong combination of fruits and vegetables.. I really hope my taste buds change soon! I would love to actually crave the right things. Let's see what happens:)
I've bought Jon's recipes book and it's really great!!! You have a lot of healthy recipes and a lot of info to learn how to go further in whole food world 🙂
For smoothies, check out the website "move nourish believe" ....
I also can recommend Jon's recipe book. I bought it at Omega and what struck me the most is that everything looks so easy to prepare. I always find cookbooks hard to follow and requiring a lot of ingredients that I'd only use once. Jon's book is for daily living. And it's pretty!
Congratulations on joining the detox. It can seem overwhelming at first if all of this is new .. it will get easier. I would suggest getting a copy of Jon's recipe book for some ideas.
Remember that what you are beginning to do is to feed your body real food. Check out your area for some healthy restaurants/juice bars/organic juice cafes.
Colleen's suggestion of smoothies is a great idea.
Buy some raw sprouted nuts and seeds, raw nut butters, chia seeds and hemp seeds. These are great for snacks (ie apple slices with raw almond butter spread on them and sprinkled with some hemp seeds).
During week 2 you will be doing juices, broths and chia drinks and there are recipes for all of these here --> https://members.thegabrielmethod.com/detox-program-2014/how-to-videos/
You are not alone! Many have been where you are and have gone on to become very healthy eaters.
Thanks Nadia, I'll give it a shot. There are so many new foods, teas, and products being discussed here that I've never heard of or seen in my local grocery stores. It would be nice if there were some sort of 'health food store guide' for beginners like me.
If you check Jon's youtube channel, I've seen a video where he shows how to deal shopping in food store... I don't have the link anymore, maybe GM team can help?
Don't feel lost 🙂 my hubby is very much a meat and potatoes guy... but I'm slowly getting him to eat more veggies. What I do for him may help you in your own introduction to "what the heck do I do with this veggie" 🙂
Each month I pick a veggie to "play" with. Basically that means look for recipes that use that veggie and try a couple different ones each week. That way he gets to try it as the freshly made meal, and what happens to it as a leftover. Great way to play with things, and since you are following a recipe there's no need to be terribly creative as it's all written down already.
As for salad dressings oil and vinegar are a very easy one to make... toss in some seasonings... shake it up and there you go. One of my favorite fall backs is lemon juice with some of salt and pepper to finish it off.
Reading recipes is one of the ways I often learn about what might go together. Sometimes I like it... and sometimes I wonder what I was thinking. 🙂
Thanks Sacha! That's a great idea:) Are there any specific websites or books that you like to get recipes from? I'll try the GM recipe book as well..
Here is a link to the Gabriel Method recipe book: http://www.thegabrielmethod.com/cookbook-preview4
I would also say don't get too focused about folks talking about ingredients you've never heard of, some people are at a different place in their process. At the start if you simply move away from processed foods, grains, refined sugars and towards as many real, live, whole foods as you can, you'll be making a huge shift that will feel really amazing. At The Gabriel Method we talk a lot about eating 'The Big Three'- live food, protein, healthy fat. Focus on those to start, and you'll be doing great!
We post healthy recipes from guest bloggers regularly on the Gabriel Method Facebook page, you may want to check that out for some new ideas: https://www.facebook.com/Gabriel.Method
Hope that helps!
-Sherri, GM Team
I've been in the same place. I would look at a recipe which would call for leek and think "What's a leek?" I looked up the word on Google and found a picture. I bought a leek and realized I had no idea if I was supposed to eat the leaves or the root. I asked "how do you cut a leek" on Google, which brought me to some great instructional videos on how to cut a leek and how to prepare other veggies. Every time you come across something you don't know or don't know how to do, just Google it - the info is out there!
Hope this helps.
What type and brand of pure protein should I buy?mthere are so many out there and I'm being told some bulk you up, etc. I'd like a clean powder protein to be able to add to my husbands cleanse and way of life after I do my cleanse. He's supportive of me, he was diagnosed with Glioblastoma brain cancer and needs to follow a raw food diet as well but needs a lot more protein?
Hi Annunziata, great that you are participating and sharing the journey with your husband. You'll want to buy whey protein, rice protein or hemp protein, the best quality that you can find.
Hope that helps!
-Sherri, GM Team
I only have soy protein, is it ok too?
I've seen whey protein at my health store but I've read on it it's an isolate of protein... I've read somewhere isolate was not healthy... Is it right?
I would suggest staying away from soy. Good ones that I like are hemp protein and any protein powders from http://www.healthforce.com
Thank you but they don't deliver in Belgium 🙂
I've send them a mail but no answer....
I've found a UK based store who sells sprouted brown rice protein powder... I'll try this one. Hope it(s ok too?
hello, does coconut water and mineral water are ok to drink during the 5 days detox?
Yes these are fine.
Hi is there a day 2?
During week one there will be a live webinar on Days 1, 3 and 5.
Hello Jon and Nadia,
Thanks for answering my last question. Should we be taking probiotics and omegas oil during week 2?
Yes to probiotics. Omega oil capsules are okay too but not necessary as you will be getting omegas in the chia drinks.
I can't find the translation of MCT oil in french.... can you help?
Thank you in advance!!!
I am not sure about the translation in French but an organic cold pressed coconut oil is great too - that is what I use.
en français c'est TCM si je ne me trompe
Triglycérides à chaîne moyenne
Super, merci!!!! Il n'y en a pas dans mon magasin bio mais au moins je sais.... thanks!!!
On week 2, is the rhythm of broths, juices and Omega 3 drinks a suggestion or necessary. If it seems to be too much, is it alright to use lessbut still include each component? Thanks in advance for your advisement. Sharon H
Now that we have joined your detox program, will we have access to this site from here on out? or we need to download the information to save for future use?
I'm asking because people have been asking great questions and it's flooded my inbox but I'd like to have access to the information provided in the future.
I'm really interested by the answer too....
Also for the how to video and recipes, is it a way to download them for future use?
Because I'll probably forget about it in 6 month.... And I'm sure it will be so effective I'll want to do it again for spring for instance.....
Me too, I'd like to know how to save this cleansing program so I can do it every three months. I have a lot of built up grudge from pain medications and taking synthroid for my thyroid etc.
How can we save it on an IPAD?
Yes, you have permanent access to this program, all of the resources, and all the answers to the questions here.
Sherri, GM Team
That is really great news!!!
Are those eight or sixteen oz glasses he is filling in the videos? I also wish that there were some notification when my ??? are answered...it is checked that I am to be notified, but that has not happened.
You can have any size you like, it is up to you!
Sorry you are not receiving the notifications when your questions are answered, email our team on firstname.lastname@example.org and the can look into it for you. Alternatively, check out this page within a day after you've asked, one of us will have answered you.
Sherri, GM Team
the logistics of finding my post and getting an answer are becoming more difficult with more people asking. I just spent over an hour reading and finally getting here. I do like seeing others ??? and the answers, but this is a bit ungainly to manage...There needs to be a way to find one's posts and see if there are answers.
Try using your internet browser's "find" function. Its usually (ctrl + F) for PC, or (command + F) for Mac. Then type in your name and click the arrows through and you'll find all your questions and comments easy!
I've try the detox tea this morning. I follow all the steps even warm water in my blender before putting the warm tea.
I'm not happy because it ruins my blender. The glass didn't crack but the is a leek at the bottom of it it water goes out from there.... It's a new blender who cost me 100 euro...
So sorry to hear that your blender broke - if there is a leak and it is new, is possible it is still under warranty?
I ended up being too lazy to blend my tea and now just stir the coconut oil into the tea - you don't get the lovely frothy consistency but the flavour and comfort is still the same.
So sorry to hear that your blender broke - if there is a leak and it is new, is it possible it is still under warranty?
I ended up being too lazy to blend my tea and now just stir the coconut oil into the tea - you don't get the lovely frothy consistency but the flavour and comfort is still the same.
I'll go back to the store tomorrow and hope they'll accept to repair it.
What a relief.... The store will exchange it and give me a new one.
They have to order it so I've to wait a week but at least I don't lose my money 🙂
I've made my detox tea with a stick blender today and it's fine too.
I'd tried to just stir it but I don't like the taste... Blended is really really good!!!
I love it!!
I bought the Ninja blender and a few other components to use on it like the juicer. Luckily, by putting hot water from tap water in it first warms it up enough as to where the glass doesn't crack. I'd return the one you have, it may just be defective if you haven't had this problem before.
Maybe you tried this already (if so disregard), but on most blenders the bottom piece unscrews off and hot liquid can loosen it. If this happens again, try unscrewing it and then screwing it on tighter. 🙂
Is the Evening Vis that is part of this program the same one that is part of the support group? I have that one already downloaded on my phone and part of a playlist that I run at bedtime.,,,but I never get to the end of either so don't know if there is any difference
It is the same visualisation - don't worry if you never hear the end - it will still have the same effect - great to hear that you fall asleep so soundly listening to it!
Where are the visualization music to be able to download?
You can listen and download the Visualizations by visiting this page here:
Yes, thank you!
How do you feel about stevia as a sweetener that does not raise blood sugar but sure makes the medicine go down...?
That's fine. Some people don't like the after taste. But other than that, stevia is a great sweetener.
Aftertaste? I never noticed any...just a little really makes a difference and thanks for answering I am glad that is on your yes list.
Is getting a massage ok? I know massages can release a lot of toxins, but would it be releasing them too fast?
You may get a headache as a result of having the toxins released from the massage - so try to drink plenty of water afterwards - but other than that a massage would be wonderful during the detox! A nice gift to yourself.
Great... can you call my husband and tell him? lol
Can I continue to take my vitamin and mineral supplements during the cleanse? Are you aware that Bentonite has Aluminum Oxide in it? I have avoided Aluminum in my food and cook ware for some time...why are you suggesting it?
Bentonite passes right through your system and absorbs heavy metals along the way.
I don't recommend that you take supplements next week, but of course never go against your doctor's recommendations.
How much Bentonite ought one be taking and how to take it?
Jon says to take one spoon full with water on an empty stomach, at least one hour before any other juices.
I was under impression that supplements and superfoods list was recommended for week 2. Can you please clarify that?
That's correct, all the supplements and super foods are mainly for week two.
A couple of questions:
1. How many ounces is each serving of juice?
2. I do not see a recipe in the videos for the Omega-3 Shake - can you please let me know where I might find this?
Don't worry too much about serving sizes - its probably more about how much juice you can drink in each serve - but between 10 and 20 ounces (300ml to 600ml here in Australia 🙂 )
The Omega-3 Shake is the Chia drink - here is the link :
- look at the video Variations to the Chia Drink
Hope this helps
Have you tried using Bragg's Liquid Aminos with this cleanse as part of the broth?
That's fine, yes.
can I substitute Bok Choy bundles (the small ones) for the spinach?
Yes you can use Bok Choy in your juices - and it has many wonderful health benefits! However, Bok Choy also contains goitrogens like Kale and therefore should not be eaten too often - so try to mix this up with other greens like parsley, mint, celery, cucumber.
they had little parsley at the market today so I got arugala instead hope that is ok not on some banned list for reasons I have not heard of..?
Arugula is great as well!
I think I read somewhere on here that we have access to yoga and other workouts? Can anyone tell me where to find that
After signing in scroll down to the bottom of that page, I.e. Before clicking on Launch to enter the Detox site
After the 1 lesson, I felt pretty good, the class was very interesting and inspiring.
Today I did not do so well, I am stressed about not being able to succeed, I am still on a diet mentality. I got hungry but It was only a mental hunger. Any suggestion or advise? I need to make it this time...........thanks
Have you tried tapping (EFT)? It's like acupuncture for the emotions and without the needles.
Go to YouTube and take a look. It's really good for calming anxiety.
The "need" to make it this time is probably stressing you out. I've been with GM since Nov 2013 and haven't lost a lb...I've actually gain 12 lbs. I'm ok with that...I am out of diet mode forever and when it all clicks, the weight will fall off. Relax and follow as much as you can what you are learning...but be prepared to be in it for the long haul. Take your time and live GM, and you will finally be free of the...need to make it this time.
Try to be gentle with yourself, if you had a bad day - just see it as simply that - a bad day and that tomorrow you will be able to continue on as usual. This is where listening to the visualisations each morning and evening will help you to get through stressful times. Don't even worry that you are not listening to them properly - they will still work. Also remember you cannot fail at this detox - whatever small or large steps you take over the next 10 days or so will have wonderful effects on your body's health and wellbeing.
Hello Jon and Nadia,
I participated in Jon's retreat in New York in August. I came home deciding not to punish myself and to just ADD in as many principles of the GM as I could. I have done a lot of that already.
This is my first cleanse in my life. I'm very nervous that I will fail or feel like I have gone back to my pre retreat mentality. Any advice?
I also signed up on Sunday. Will I get my greens in the mail before monday?
Where is the recipe for the creamy tea?
As we talked about in the first webinar, you can't fail at this. Any positive steps you take will assist you body in detoxing.
Look under how to videos for instructions for teas.
I bought the Green powder with algae and all that great all natural stuff from Whole Foods. Is that one okay to use? Should that be considered a substitute to one juice or an addition to juicing?
You can't fail at this detox - whatever you do will be wonderful for your overall wellbeing. Try to just take each day as it comes - and most importantly listen to the visualisations each morning and night.
Hopefully you will get your greens before Monday - it depends on where you are - but do not worry if you don't receive them before you start the detox - just continue with your juices and broths without the Greens.
The Creamy tea recipe is under the How To Videos Tab on the right hand side - under "how to make detox tea". Here is the link:
Keep us posted on your journey!
Hi, not sure if it's just me but the button to download the evening visualisation opens / plays it, it does NOT download it. No problems with the others. Can someone help please.
You can right click and choose "save link as" from the list. That will bring up a dialog so you can choose where you want to save it. Click ok.... and voila 🙂
The Detox tea "recipe" is on the Juice Recipes page... it's one of the video's without a download.
Hi, what is a good way to have apple cider vinegar?
You can use ACV in your drinking water instead of fresh lemon sometimes - 1 tsp of ACV in your glass of water.
It can also be used to make your own salad dressings.
Is it okay to just drink it alone. I've been drinking a tablespoon of it on an empty stomach at 6am.. Then I listen to visualization video and go on with rest of timed detox. Is that okay or do I need to start diluting it in a glass of water?
Hi, I have some questions after I've been to the supermarket foraging!
1 - Is the vege broth for week 1 or week 2? How long will it keep if we make it this week for next week?
2 - If we are still eating proteins this week, do eggs fit in with that?
3 - I went to the health food store to buy the apple cider vinegar and mentioned I was preparing for detox and cleanse. The man asked me if I had prepared my bowel? He warned that if I hadn't prepared my bowel that all the toxins would get stuck in the bowel and head straight back into my system. He said I should be preparing weeks and weeks in advance.... What do you think about this?
4 - Can I have please some good suggestions for breakfast this week? I am a bit stuck with how to begin the day.
Hi 🙂 supermarket foraging can be fun 🙂
I believe the veggie broth is for week 2... put it in glass jars and put it in the fridge. Keeps very well as long as it's kept cold.
Pretty sure eggs do count as a protein 🙂 which is good cause I love eggs!
That's the first I've heard of "bowel prep"... huh... will be curious to see what the Gabriel team replies with for that one.
Breakfast may seem daunting with breads and cereals off the menu, but it's really not too bad. I like to make mini quiche's as an easy grab breakfast.... omelette's are great.... hard boiled eggs on a salad.... avocado has become a staple in my house, it even gets used in smoothies 🙂