Don’t have a juicer? Then you need to try the 3 day prune juice cleanse to get things movin’ and groovin’ where it matters the most!
Whether or not you believe in the benefits of detoxification therapy, you’ve accumulated a lifetimes worth of toxic bile and morbid matter that can be your mind and body’s downfall. If you’re sticking it at home this weekend, be sure to stock up on juice for the ultimate cleanse that can change your life!
How to Complete a 3 Day Prune Juice Cleanse
This 3 Day Prune Juice cleanse was developed by Dr John Christopher as a way to expel waste and excess toxins from the skin, intestines, lungs, kidneys and liver – the organs of detoxification.
It is a full-body detoxification process created to improve weight management and overall health. For more information about the Three Day Cleanse you can refer to Dr Christopher’s book.
Prepare for the Cleanse
What You’ll Need:
- Prune Juice
- 100% Apple Juice
- Extra-virgin Olive Oil
It’s a rather simple cleanse that doesn’t require expensive gadgets, appliances, or foods. These are the only ingredients you’ll need to complete the 3 day cleanse. However, preparation is about more than just the juice.
If you have never cleansed before, fasted, or eliminated any hard to digest foods from your diet, you could be in for a rough ride. Numerous side effects can occur such as:
- Headaches, migraines, fever
- Nausea, bloating, excessive gas
- Constipation, vomiting
- Mucus extraction: lungs, nose, eyes
- Flu-like symptoms
- Fatigue, irritability, moodiness
It’s best not to jump into the cleanse cold turkey. Prepare for the 3 day cleanse by first weaning yourself off sugar. You might also experience sugar withdrawals. Proceed to then replace meats and dairy with raw vegetables and fruits. By easing yourself into the cleanse, you’ll have a much more positive experience with less severe physical manifestations and illness.
Everyone knows that prunes do something “down there”, so flushing your body with prune juice is definitely going to require fast and easy access to your loo. Prepare to be home for the entirety of the cleanse. Stock up with enough juices to prevent having to run to the store last minute, and keep your workload to a minimum to avoid added stress on the mind and body during the cleanse.
Know What to Expect
You can feel ill during the cleanse or you might be fine! Everyone is unique, and toxicity levels will be different for every individual. Physical manifestations of illness during the cleanse will be most acute in the areas of the body that is eliminating waste. However, the cleansing process of eliminating toxins and poisons from the body induces healing. The cleaner your organs and functioning systems are, the healthier you will be and can remain to be.
While prune juice is excellent for stimulating the bowels, it’s doing more than just having you sprint to the bathroom. It acts as an extractor of toxins and bile by drawing it out from all systems and organs of the body to pull it into the digestive tract for elimination. Even your lungs, pores on the skin, and your liver and kidneys will be very involved in the process.
In fact, don’t be surprised to pass floating, dark green-like, solid, waxy rocks of poop! From years of accumulated bile, you’re actually passing early gallstones that clog the liver bile ducts. They’re coagulated, waxy cholesterol accumulations from the liver and gallbladder. Yeah, don’t worry, you’ll see ’em!
Because constipation can occur, you’ll need to lubricate your tract and bile ducts. This is where the olive oil comes in. Don’t be surprised if you find your bowl motions can be coated in a white mucus-like substance. This is an indication of “wet” organs. Your organs are saturated from too much dairy and heavy proteins. If you haven’t yet cut your consumption of cheese and milk, just seeing your poop might change your mind for you. If you experience cramping and other related stomach aches, drink more prune juice to help the elimination process along.
Three Day Cleanse Instructions
Are you roaring to go? Don’t drop your knickers just yet, you haven’t even started! Here’s the down low on when to drink the juice and how much.
- Upon waking, drink at least 16 ounces or more of prune juice. Your ability to hold and keep down liquids in the morning will determine how much you drink.
- Wait 30 minutes.
- Drink 8 ounces of 100 percent apple juice. Be sure to swish each mouthful thoroughly.
- Wait 30 minutes.
- Drink 8 ounces of distilled or filtered water.
- Wait 30 minutes.
- Repeat with the apple juice and water every 30 minutes for the entire day.
- Take 1-2 tablespoons of olive oil 3 times throughout the day (perhaps your normal meal times). It might help to warm it up a little.
- Repeat this entire routine each day of the cleanse.
If apple juice isn’t your favorite, there is some flexibility to incorporate other juices if you wish. You can use:
- Carrot juice
- Tomato juice
- Any citrus juice
- Grape juice
However, you can only pick one type of juice for the entire cleanse. Don’t mix, match, and blend. Pick one and stick with it. It mustn’t be a concentrate – just the pure, good stuff!
How to Come Out of the Cleanse
After 3 days of nothing but liquids, it’s extremely important that you don’t stress the delicate state your body is in. Don’t dive into the nearest burger joint to “make up” for calories. Instead, transition out of the cleanse with a post-cleanse diet of raw fruits and vegetables. You can incorporate vegetable broths.
Typically, the idea of the cleanse is to help you shift to a healthier diet and lifestyle free of mucus-inducing foods and sticking with a plant-based diet. However, if you’re a dedicated carnivore, stick with lean meats and fish.
Cautions – Who Shouldn’t do a Cleanse
We’ve already covered side effects and what to expect during the cleanse. However, we do want to mention that if you have diabetes, are on any medications, or you have a chronic illness, do not attempt the 3 day prune juice cleanse without discussing with your health practitioner first.
Also, pregnant women and children should not, under any circumstances, attempt any cleanse. Teens may be able to the cleanse with supervision and medical approval.
Wear Your Sweatpants!
Get ready for the cleanse by wearing super comfy and easy to pull down knickers and sweatpants! There’s no one to impress when you’re bounding leaps for the toilet!
Don’t forget with every inevitable grunt and push, you’re doing the best thing for your body – spring cleaning it! Good luck!