Choosing the right type of cleanse, fast or detox can be a challenge. I have tried juice fasting, water fasting, herbal cleanses, colonics and there are plenty I have not tried. When I am asked what the best cleanse is for someone, I choose not to play an expert but rather I work with my experiences to share what I have learned; namely the motive.
As a naturopathic doctor, I seek to understand the intention. My task is to provide the best information possible and that comes from all directions: research, experience and listening.
I do not merit one method over another but I will point out if I hear that the motive is coming from a place of deep negativity or if there is a search for a better and more loving self connection.
Emotional cleansing integrally comes as part of the physical cleanse. If one wants to focus on supporting their liver in its detoxification phases, are they willing to also give themselves the support needed in processing through difficult feelings of frustration and anger? Cleansing the lungs, perhaps quitting smoking and using supplements and herbs to clear out mucous -are they prepared to work through the feelings of grief and sorrow that may have been suppressed for a long period of time?
One fact is certain, dependant upon our motive is our motivation and that will decide the ease in which we support our body in its process, which is one of cleanliness to begin with.