If you’re looking for a way to jump start your New Year, I have just the thing: a 5-day fruit and veggie juice cleanse.

Historically speaking I’ve not been a huge fan of dietary programs that require drastic change.  I did my time with diets like Atkins and South Beach.  Those two messed me up for a full year, at least.  But lately I have become a big fan of the short-term cleanse.  My change of heart has been inspired by a few recent experiences. 

Most significantly, I’ve led a few cleanse programs at Cleveland Yoga, and the personal transformations I witnessed were truly inspiring.  No joke.  People were able to eliminate medications they’d been taking for years, had energy resurgences that were shocking (one participant said, “I was up vaccuming at 5am!  and I’m NEVER one to do that!”), and a host of other benefits like clearer skin, better endurance during athletics, less pain, and significantly improved digestion.  And most participants were able to sustain improvements while integrating non-cleanse food back into their diets.

Secondly, I was inspired by the documentary Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead.  You should check it out.  It’s about an unhealthy gentleman suffering from an autoimmune disease who decides to do a 60-day fruit and veggie cleanse.  Let’s just say the results were pretty impressive. 

Now I would certainly not recommend that everyone jump into a 60 day cleanse.  That’s pretty extreme.  But 5 days is enough to be do-able for most people and just long enough to really detox the body.  So I’m super excited to be partnering with Scott Groth, The Chubby Cook, on monthly 5-day juice cleanses.  Scott is preparing the juices so it’ll be easy peasy for all participants.  I’ll be providing nutritional support and guidance. 

What could your transformaion look like?  We’ll be starting the first cleanse on Monday, Jan 9th with an intro meeting preceding on the 6th.  Shoot me an email if you’re interested at alissa@eathappynow.com.  Hope to see you there!