The Clean Program is a 21-day detox diet that was designed by Dr. Alejandro Junger, a New York City cardiologist, and leader in the field of integrative medicine.
Junger developed his program to treat chronic symptoms such as irritable bowel syndrome, allergies, headaches, depression, fatigue, weight gain, and insomnia. He says these problems are due to a build up of toxins and that his plan addresses this factor so as to restore the optimal functioning of the body.
The Clean Program helps to restore the ability of the body to heal itself by several methods.
For each day of the 21-day program, you will have a liquid meal for breakfast, a solid meal for lunch and a liquid meal for dinner.
A special meal replacement shake is recommended for the liquid meals, however, it is possible to substitute this with fresh juices and blended smoothies or soups if desired.
Junger states that there is an option to switch lunch and dinner so that you have a solid meal in the evening, however, this will result in less efficient detoxification so should preferably only be done occasionally.
Dieters are also advised to make sure there is a twelve-hour window between the last meal of one day and breakfast the following day because this gives the digestive system a rest and enhances the detox process.
1) REMOVE toxins:
2) RESTORE what is lacking:
3) REJUVENATE your life:
Mango, pineapple, raspberries, blueberries, apples, watermelon, leafy green vegetables, zucchini, cucumber, carrot, butternut squash, broccoli, asparagus, rice milk, almond milk, brown rice, millet, quinoa, lentils, beans, raw nuts, cold pressed oils, agave nectar, cold water fish, wild game, lean lamb, duck, chicken, turkey, herbs and spices, green tea.
Kale pineapple and chia smoothie
Warm salmon and asparagus salad with pesto
Blueberries, raspberries and cucumber
Butternut squash bisque
Dieters are advised to increase their daily lifestyle activity by walking as much as possible and taking the stairs instead of the lift, for example. More deliberate exercise activities are encouraged but are not an essential part of the program.
Clean: A Revolutionary Program to Restore the Body’s Natural Ability to Heal Itself retails from $10.
In order to do the program as recommended in the book, it is also necessary to purchase a variety of supplements at a cost of $250 to $425.
The Clean Program gives dieters the opportunity to undertake an effective detox program without causing any major disruptions to their regular lifestyle.
The cost of the program including supplements may be beyond the reach of many dieters, however, it is still possible to follow this plan and achieve good results without them.