Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Why should I cleanse?
A: There are many different reasons why people chose to detox. We are subject to a number of chemicals and toxins in our lifestyles, PLUS we are also subject to indulgences in our day to day world! A good detox is a chance for your body to have a break from constant exposure from chemicals, toxins and overall naughties from your food and drink.
Q: Doesn't your liver act as your "detox" organ already?
A: Yes, your liver was definitely designed to detoxify your blood and remove foreign substances. But a cleanse like the Goddess Blends Nutritional Cleanse complements that process and allows your body to do its business very efficient and effectively. We use juices, soups, smoothies, spices and salads as a way of maximising the naturally occurring vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and enzymes in fruit and vegetables and using them in large doses to help you cleanse and renew.
Q: Why should I chose this juice cleanse over another kind of cleanse?
A: There are a few options available on the market, like herbal supplements, lemon juice/syrup meal replacements, sachet fibre supplements, other juices, or food. We are different because we use juice that's 100% cold-pressed from fresh produce, soups that are made from blended (not cooked) raw vegetables, spices and legumes, and vegan salads that are made fresh to order.
The Goddess Blends Nutritional Cleanse is not just a “fast” - it is also very nourishing to your body and mind, NOT deprivation. We use natures gifts to help you feel cleansed, renewed and happy!
Q: Can I do this if I am Pregnant or Breastfeeding?
A: The answer is no. Science is still uncertain as to whether or not the toxins released during cleansing are excreted through breast milk. So it's best not to possibly subject your baby to extra toxins! We can support you with our fresh vegan salads, our Juice Pack range or My Healthy Day Packs to help keep you eating healthy and increase your nutritional content each day.
Q: How many calories in each detox program?
A: The Juice and soup Cleanse contains about 1700 calories in a days worth of juices, the Low Fruit Cleanse has about 1500 and our Juice + Dinner has about 1600. However, not all calories are created equally, so 100 calories from a choc chip biscuit is not the same as 100 calories from fresh strawberries. We juice up about 6kgs of fresh raw produce each day for you, so the cleanse is much more about nourishing your body to the max, rather than counting calories.
Q: If I have diabetes, can I still do the detox?
A. The first answer is to check with your doctor. We do have a low fruit program that may be suitable, and we can most definitely send your doctor a list of ingredients.
Q:I am lactose intolerant, can I still do the detox?
A: For sure!!! There are NO animal products in any of our .
Q: If I have a gluten allergy, can I do the cleanse?
A: Absolutely! We can cater to gluten allergies. We do use some soy sauce in one of our salads, so if you are choosing a program with salads, then be sure to let us know you can't have the soy sauce.
Q: What about fibre, should I use supplements?
A: We don’t juice absolutely everything in our program, we use a combination of juicing and blending, so we are able to maintain fibre in the cleanses. The soups are blended and include legumes, so there is a natural level of fibre in those and our salads also obviously contain whole fruits and vegetables. Also, we do include psyllium husk as a fibre supplement to use during the cleanse to help, if you need it!
Q: Is there any protein in it?
A: In the Goddess Blends cleanses, you will be getting protein from the soups and nut smoothies. They are plant based proteins, and nuts and seeds are rich in healthy fats which are an important part of a healthy diet.
Q: I don't want to have too much sugar, should I still do it?
A: We have Low Fruit Juice Options in both our Juice and Soup cleanses, so we recommend one of doing those ones.
Q: I live outside your delivery circle, when will I get my juice?
A: If you live outside about 20km of Sydney Metro, then generally we will use a courier to deliver your juices, and you will get a few days at a time. The courier should arrive in the afternoon. You can chose to start when you get the juices (start with lunch soup or afternoon tea) or start the following day.
During Your Juice Cleanse Questions
Q: Do I get instructions?
A: Yes, you will receive an email upon purchase that should cover all of your questions. You will also get a card for each day of your cleanse with your delivery that has some instructions and tips. You can call or email us at anytime to ask any questions! Please do call if you have any unusual symptoms you would like to discuss. Your juices are clearly numbered 1- 6 via coloured boxes on the side of the labels, so as long as you can count up to 6, you will be all over it. Your juices will be colour coded too. All the colours that match are for one day, and all the other colour is for another day. It doesn't matter which colour you choose to have each day.
Q: I have to travel away urgently, can I take it with me?
A: If you are taking a short trip interstate, you can use your esky to transport the juice. The esky will maintain the temperature of your juices for up to 4 hours. But if you are going to be in transit longer than that, it is not a good idea.
Q: I can't drink the herbal tea you supplied, can I have something else?
A: You can have any herbal tea you like. Peppermint tea is a lovely refreshing tea to have whilst cleansing, and American Ginseng is reportedly very good for headaches (so one of our cleansers has told us!).
Q: How long will the juice last?
A: The juices have a shelf life of 6 weeks and the nut milks 3 weeks. We don't heat pasteurise any of our products as the process kills way too many heat sensitive nutrients and healthy fats! Instead we use high pressure pasteurisation which kills any nasties but leaves the juices and milks as fresh as the day we made them.
Q: If I don't have the juices in the order, does it matter?
A: Yes, the juices, soups and smoothies have been designed to be consumed in a certain sequence that directly effects how you absorb, assimilate, and digest nutrients. For example, the green juice is designed for the morning, as it a chlorophyll based energy hit, and on an empty stomach, your body will absorb ALL of the vitamins and nutrients.
Q: Do I have to keep them in the fridge?
A: Yes, you need to take them out of the esky and put them in the fridge as soon as you receive them.
Q: If I eat something, will I undo all the good work?
A: If you have a business meeting, or social function you can't avoid, try to keep the food as raw and whole as possible - think salads, with loads of fresh raw veggies, no creamy dressings, meat, etc. It won't ruin your cleanse, although try and schedule your cleanse when these commitments are minimal or non-existent.
Q: Should I do a colonic whilst cleansing?
A: Most definitely, if you can! This will be a wonderful addition to your cleanse.
Q: Can I keep exercising?
A: Yes, you can. If you have been at a certain level of exercise, then you will be fine to continue doing it. It is not a great idea to start a brand new type of exercise and start your detox too, just because your body will be cleansing and removing toxins so it will already be under pressure. But if you are an avid runner, then run you will!
Q: I will starve if I don't eat anything, won't I feel hungry?
A: You will be very surprised at the way it feels to do the cleanse. It is different to your regular eating regime - normally you would get hungry and then eat a big meal and feel quite satisfied. However, during your cleanse you will be having a juice roughly every two hours throughout the day. So you are constantly nourishing, without letting yourself get really hungry.
Q: What should I eat when I’m finished?
A: You will be provided with menu and meal suggestions for post your cleanse. Generally, the rule is to keep it as raw and unprocessed as possible. Stay away from red meats, dairy, alcohol, processed foods for as long as possible and eat as much fruit and veggies as you can!
Q: How often can I do it?
A: As often as you like! Some people chose to do it once a year, some once a quarter at the change of the seasons, some do it once a month, and some people do it for three weeks in a row when they come back from a particularly naughty long holiday!
Q: What’s better, 3 days or 5 days?
A: The 5 day cleanse achieves the best overall results, but the 3 day is a good maintenance program and also a good starter to get cracking before the 5 day cleanse.
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