Why Cleanse?

Most people eating the Standard American Diet
are not feeling their best.

Lack of energy
Frequent colds or flu
Sinus congestion
Weight gain
Water retention

Muscle/Joint pain
Mood swings
Cellulite
Digestive issues

Anxiety/Depression
Rashes
Ear infections
Allergies

Acne
Burning skin
Dark circles under eyes
General malaise or feeling sick often

This could be a sign of toxin overload, food sensitivities, and suboptimal nourishment.

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Toxins

Unfortunately, toxins are a bigger problem than most people realize.

  • Most humans carry between 400 and 800 synthetic chemical toxins in the body.
  • EPA research has revealed that 100% of humans have dioxins, PCBs, and other harmful residues.
  • Chemicals come from our food, water, air, processed foods, pesticides and herbicides, food packaging, furniture, floors, cleaning products, and medications.
  • These chemicals are endocrine disruptors and and carcinogens.
  • They wreak havoc on our metabolism and energy, and may lead to cancer.
  • It is difficult for the body to break them down, so they are stored in the fat cells.
  • Cleansing helps your body to excrete toxins.

Even the cleanest eaters can benefit from cleansing, because toxins come in through many routes. Often clean eaters doing our cleanse realize that they are not actually as clean as they thought!

How our cleanse helps

We take a multifaceted approach so our bodies can efficiently release toxins, reduce inflammation, and repair.

  1. Enjoy clean, nourishing, delicious foods and beverages that contain powerful nutrients that assist the body in detoxification and reduce inflammation.
  2. Avoid allergenic foods that are most likely causing issues (and then test them later to know for sure).
  3. Take a whole life approach by addressing the foundations of health like stress, sleep, hydration, movement, and mindfulness.
  4. All with world class support, guidance, and community!

It’s about the food, but it’s not only about the food.



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Group Cleanses

  • Quick results with long term benefits
  • 3 group cleanses per year – New Year, Spring, Fall
  • Plus a unique + casual rejuvenation summer experience
  • Gentle, flexible 4-week program: #1 set the foundation, #2 ease in, #3 cleanse, #4 ease out
  • Featuring wholesome, natural, delicious food
  • No starvation or required supplements
  • Co-created by a nutritionist, health coaches, yoga instructors, and chef
  • Priceless education in excellent nutrition and exceptional self care
  • Sustainable in the long term, unlike many other extreme programs
  • Over 150 delicious anti-inflammatory, low allergen recipes
  • Discover which foods you regularly eat are causing your symptoms
  • We inspire, guide, and support our cleansers
  • Appropriate for vegans and omnivores
  • Affordable – the best deal in cleansing!
  • You also can cleanse individually at other times during the year – like before a vacation or event, or just when you really need one
  • Optional live events in some areas
  • REGISTER HERE
  • If you need one-on-one support, we also offer private programs.

What you get in our Group Cleanses

We aim to provide 360 degree support with options
to accommodate different learning styles and preferences.

  • A comprehensive eBook with background education, shopping list, delicious recipes, and detailed instructions
  • Supplemental information for deepening your cleansing experience that draw from the wisdom of Ayurveda, current nutrition research, yoga, mindful eating, and the science of happiness
  • A Quick Start Guide that cuts to the chase without all the background information
  • Inspiring daily emails to support you every step of the way
  • Over 150 delicious, anti-inflammatory, low allergen recipes
  • A private Facebook cleansing community page where we share, answer questions, and support each other
  • Conference Calls for real time answers to your hot cleansing questions
  • Access to cleanse videos and recordings
  • Local events (in some areas, optional)
  • A stronger healthier body
  • More energy than ever before!
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The Amazing Benefits of our Cleanse

Everyone is unique, however, you’ll most likely enjoy some of this:

More energy
Weight loss
Less water retention
Less bloat

Glowing skin
Better digestion
Less inflammation
Less redness, irritation

Better mood
Feeling of vitality
Better sleep
Less pain

Reversal of chronic issues
Better immunity
Less sinus congestion
Better fitting jeans 🙂

And you’ll probably even enjoy the process of getting there.

FAQs for Group Cleanses

Q: If I really need my energy for my job, will I need to take time off during the cleanse?
A: Not if you do the preparation phase (Week 2) fully. Week 2 of our program allows your body to slowly adjust to being without sugars, caffeine and processed food. This is not a starvation cleanse and there is no calorie counting. Day three is typically the day that most people feel lower energy as your body begins mobilizing the toxins out. If it is possible, plan your schedule accordingly. After the low energy day, you will have more energy than ever before, so you will make up for anything you didn’t get done, and then some!
Q: What will a sample day look like?
A: You’ll be eating three meals and two snacks a day, depending on your hunger level. You’ll be enjoying lots of freshly prepared vegetables and clean protein sources. Things that you may not be familiar with yet are green smoothies, green tea, vegetable broth, and the detox bath. Ideally, you will employ an optional enhancement such as gentle exercise, meditation, journaling, etc.
Q: Do I have to juice?
A: No. Juicing has many detoxifying benefits but we recognize that most people do not have a juicer. You can purchase fresh, unpasteurized vegetable juices from Whole Foods or even Starbucks now! The easiest and most economical way to get the nutrients from a few big glasses of fresh juice is through Juice Plus, a whole food supplement made from the juice of 25 nutrient dense fruits and vegetables. It is about $1.50/day versus $8 for a fresh bottle of juice. Please contact us here with questions.
Q: Do I have to eat greens?
A: This question reminds me of the statement, “If you keep doing what you always did, you’ll keep getting what you’ve always gotten.” Greens should be the foundation of the human diet. They are so incredibly rich in phytonutrients, minerals, vitamins, enzymes, and even absorbable protein. They help prevent cancer, repair your whole body, improve digestion and elimination, and give you energy through the roof! We can almost guarantee that you will grow to love them. We have many different ways of getting greens that will help you start to love them. Sneaking spinach or kale into a smoothie is an easy place to start. Give it a try and you will be shocked! That said, if it is a deal breaker for you, then you will certainly benefit from the rest of the cleanse without greens. But don’t cheat yourself on this one!
Q: What if I am on medications?
A: Continue to take any medications your doctor has prescribed for you. If you are on any blood thinners, please notify your doctor that you will be adding leafy greens to your diet so that they can monitor your medication as you adjust to this dietary change. If you routinely take over the counter medications, you may be able to cut back or eliminate those entirely as root cause of your symptoms are removed through the cleanse. If you are a diabetic, you will probably be able to reduce your medication, and should closely monitor your blood sugar. If you are under a doctor’s care, please check with her before making dietary and lifestyle changes.
Q: Do I have to use a protein powder?
A: No. We offer several options for the protein shake that do not include powders. Almond butter, hemp or chia seeds, and tofu are examples of whole food proteins sources for the shakes.
Q: I have never heard of some of the ingredients on the shopping list. How am I going to find them?
A: For your first trip to the store we recommend visiting whole foods, if possible. There are typically several workers in the produce isle that are happy to help you with your shopping. You could also go shopping with a knowledgeable friend.
Q: What if I don’t like the broth?
A: Either don’t drink the broth or modify the recipe. The broth, although very helpful in the detox process, is not a deal breaker. We are so proud of you for taking this step to better health. Do what you can. People usually do the cleanse better and better each time!
Q: Can I do this if I have a family with small children or picky eaters?
A: Definitely. A lot of kids really enjoy the shakes, and what a wonderful thing to incorporate into their diets at such an early age! It may be helpful to add dates to give it extra sweetness. It’s so easy to customize smoothies – just pour out a glass for yourself before adding the dates or honey to theirs! Lots of kids enjoy the broth and butternut squash soup. Your family does not have to stick to the plan but there is nothing on the plan that they would not benefit from having. When I cleanse, I keep the family meals very simple and incorporate some of the cleansing dishes into their meal. If your family doesn’t enjoy the cleansing dish you prepared, there are more leftovers for you! I have had bad experiences on other cleanses.
Q: I have had bad experiences on other cleanses. How do I know this cleanse is right for me?
A: There are some crazy cleanses out there – we’ve probably done them! Our experiences helped us to create this simple, whole food cleanse, which is basically clean eating. If you do Week 1 according to our guidelines, you will minimize cleansing reactions, where you feel tired, or like you’re coming down with a cold for a day. Cleansing reactions are normal, and a sign that the cleanse is working! So if you can take a day or so of feeling yucky, you will be repaid endless days of feeling wonderful! Please contact us if you have more concerns.
Q: Will there be any opportunity to meet in person?
A: If you live in our local area, yes! We have many opportunities to meet up with fellow cleansers and one/both of us. Check the Events page! If you are cleansing from afar, please connect with us as often as possible through Facebook, email, and conference calls.
Q: Do I need to buy a lot of expensive supplements?
A: No. We have some suggestions to enhance your cleansing experience, like Juice Plus, a probiotic, and Vitamin D in the winter, but you can certainly benefit greatly from the cleanse from eating the food alone!
Q: Do I have to be a vegan?
A: No you do not. Lisa is a vegan, and Charlotte is not, so we have tested out this plan both ways! We do recommend limiting any meat consumption to a couple times a week, and sticking with really clean sources like free range, organic chicken, low mercury fish, and organic free range eggs. We also have lots of recipes for protein rich vegetarian meals that include legumes, tofu, tempeh, nuts, seeds, and greens.
Q: What is the age range for this cleanse?
A: We have had people as young as 13 and as old as 85 do this cleanse with great results! As this is simply a clean eating plan, with a few enhancements, anyone at any age can benefit, at any time of the year. There is never a reason not to eat healthy! However, we suggest our younger cleansers take special care to get enough calories, eat anytime they are hungry, and do not try to limit portions. Sometimes younger women get obsessed with weight loss, and we would emphasize to them that a healthy glow is the most attractive state, not a skeletal body. We feel this cleanse can set up our younger cleansers for a lifetime of healthy habits! Eating the Ultimate Rejuvenation way will help anyone achieve their ideal weight the healthy way. For our senior cleansers, just be sure to notify your doctor if you are taking any medications, especially blood thinners or insulin.
Q: Will I have diarrhea and be tied to my toilet bowl?
A: Most likely not. In fact, because we remove common digestive stimulants from our diet (like coffee and gluten), there may even be a digestive slow down. We have many holistic suggestions for keeping your bowels moving daily.
Q: I already eat healthy.
A: You are in good company! We are very happy that many educated and healthy eaters cleanse with us. We think it’s because educated health seekers recognize our plan as an overall, healthy eating program built upon sound nutrition and wellness principles. Despite knowing what to do, and actually doing it, most of us can still benefit from clear guidelines, expert support, and community. Committing to a program or plan of action often increases awareness of the things we do that aren’t part of that plan. Many cleansers are astounded in Week 1 of our program by all the things they would have normally shoved into their mouths without thinking about it. Small indulgences add up, and often become more regular than we realize. This is especially true for people with kids, and kid food everywhere.
Q: What if I don’t want to quit my coffee and wine?
A: Well, we wish you would because you’ll feel sooo much better. We have had many cleansers who thought they couldn’t do without their coffee/wine, but persevered, and felt better than they had in years. AND they never went back to the daily habit. That said, we get it, and wouldn’t want you to skip this valuable program because of these beverages. Even without avoiding coffee and wine, you can still significantly upgrade other aspects of your nutrition and lifestyle, so maybe eventually you won’t feel you need your coffee and wine. So we would suggest you do what you can of the cleanse this time. You will see benefits. Then trying it again in the future, maybe going coffee/wine free the next time around.
Q: How is Fall Cleansing Different?
A: When we cleanse in the spring, we are transitioning from cold to warm weather, shedding our winter coat, and clearing out the accumulated toxins and heaviness from the winter. The recommended foods for spring are light, low fat, low sugar, with lots of leafy greens and sprouts. We also consciously increase our activity level and shake things up a bit.

On the other hand, in the fall, we are simultaneously clearing out the accumulated summer heat, and preparing the system for the cooler weather. So we focus more on grounding foods like root vegetables, healthy fats, and clean proteins – foods that fortify us and prevent us from getting all dried out and anxious in the winter.

A fall cleanse also strengthens the liver. Over the summer, the liver can get overheated, diminishing its ability to perform its detoxification functions. When that happens, a toxic sludge (called “ama”) forms, which is comprised of waste products that we weren’t able to break down or eliminate. “Ama” is defined as something which harms or weakens. You can really feel the effects of excess ama – a lethargy, malaise, or physical/emotional depletion. Are you feeling that right now? If so, that is a sign your body could really use a good cleanse.

Our cleanses are very gentle, and especially in the fall. This approach is called “purvakarma” – a gentle rebalancing and fortification, without destabilizing the body or mind. Scott Blossom, an Ayurvedic doctor explains, “The key to purvakarma is that it’s a suspension of bad habits. Only then can you have space to establish the good habits you need to create the kind of health and vibrancy you want for your life.” We promote exceptional nutritional and self care practices as well as a regular routine. In the cooler months, regularity (of routine) promotes regularity (of elimination), as well as focus and calm, all of which can be problem areas in the cold weather, if you know what I mean.

A regular cleansing schedule has many benefits, and cleansing in the fall and spring each have their own unique gifts. Many participants in our program return to cleanse with us season after season. Although the overall cleanse format and basic information are similar for each of our cleanses, the focus is slightly different, depending on the time of year. Cleansers often tell us that they feel that they go a little deeper, incorporate different aspects of the cleanse, and maintain more of the “cleansing lifestyle” for longer periods every time they cleanse with us. There really is a cumulative benefit to regular cleansing!


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What People are Saying about our Group Cleanses

“So happy, at last, to find ‘the right cleanse’ for both myself and my family. Prior to learning about the Ultimate Rejuvenation Cleanse, the word cleanse, to me, meant diet and starvation. This cleanse is a wholistic, integrated approach to understanding the deeper effects of food on the mind and body, bringing awareness to lifelong patterns and habits and supporting you through change. And the greatest part of that you EAT A LOT of amazing food and you’re never hungry! The information, support, the culinary expertise and ingenuity, and mind body experiences, guide you through this transformational journey so that you never feel alone. Charlotte and Lisa have created a wonderful community and platform for questions, guidance and loving kindness. Having struggling with multiple autoimmune diseases for the past 11 years, adding this cleanse bi-yearly, has aided in lowering inflammation in my body and bringing me back into a balanced state. The coolest part is I can actually feel the process happening! I love the recipes and the best part is my kids do too!”
– Jen Mast
“Today I got on the scale and have lost 11 pounds! All without really trying and just eating yummy food. My family is healthier and my kids are into experimenting with new ways to make healthy treats and loving the black bean brownies and energy balls. I’m rubbing off on my friends at work and my best friend has changed her diet too! Just yesterday we ran 3 miles!!! More importantly, mid January, my doctor had diagnosed me with irritable bowel/spastic colon. I went to see a specialist and was prodded and blood tested… I’m sure you know where this is going… my symptoms have 99% disappeared! Over Christmas I seriously thought I was dying of colon cancer!
Not only does my body feel great but my mind also. I just have a different perspective and can calm myself. Thank you so much for all that you do to spread your knowledge, experience and wisdom. You truly are making a difference!”
– January 2015 Cleanser (Name not provided to protect privacy)
“Thank you, Lisa and Charlotte! you’ve done an amazing job putting this together. I loved doing this cleanse. It’s challenging, but all the daily support and guidance that you receive make it so doable. The ebook is awesome and full of information and delicious recipes. I learned so much, not only about nutrition, but about myself and my relationship to food as well. I’m happy to say that I’ve continued with some of the cleanse and I look forward to doing again.”
– Marie Marchand | Director, Sangha Yoga Collective, Lowell MA
“Your cleanse design and emails have offered me the most extreme empowerment both times and I can’t thank you enough. Each time, I learn more, become more happy and feel better. Since January and two cleanses later, I have lost over 25 pounds, feel better than I ever have, continue to learn about my triggers, which by the way, are lessening all the time… I for the first time in years feel in control (or at least acknowledge when I’m not) over what I eat, do, and think. This wasn’t just about eating and food. It was mind and body detox. The first about food and the second more so about mindset for me. I can’t wait to do the fall cleanse. I keep spreading the word.”
– Kathy | 2014 Multi-season Cleanser
“I ran my fastest mile EVER.”
– Dan (seasoned marathon runner) | Multi-season Cleanser
“Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! I never realized how what I was eating made me so tired and allergic. Since the cleanse I have SO much more energy, my sinuses have cleared up, and I just feel better. I lost 8 lbs, without even starving myself. I will be back for your next cleanse!”
– Sarah | 2012 Spring Cleanse
“The arthritis in my feet has disappeared! My husband will be so happy that he doesn’t have to rub them every night anymore!”
– Elanna | 2014 Fall Cleanse
“My psoriasis went away!”
– Kremena | 2014 Spring Cleanse
“I have had some amazing things happen as a direct result of doing Charlotte and Lisa’s whole foods cleanse! Two long-term body aches went away after I completed one of the cleanses. My lower back – which I could not roll on during yoga classes, was all-of-a-sudden just fine! And an ache in my left arm, which restricted some motions, also went away (I previously could not hold my hands together behind my back without strain in my upper left arm, and now I can!). Their wealth of knowledge on the subject of eating for health, and their direct support during the cleanse is incredible!”
– Sue Lansil
“I have continued to eat clean and nothing bad that I cleansed from has entered my body since the end of January. Today I got on the scale and have lost 11 pounds! All without really trying and just eating yummy food. My family is healthier and my kids are into experimenting with new ways to make healthy treats and loving the black bean brownies and energy balls. I’m rubbing off on my friends at work and my best friend has changed her diet too! Just yesterday we ran 3 miles! More importantly, mid January, my doctor had diagnosed me with irritable bowel/spastic colon. I went to see a specialist and was prodded and blood tested…I’m sure you know where this is going…my symptoms have 99% disappeared! Not only does my body feel great but my mind also. I just have a different perspective and can calm myself. I owe it all to both of you! Thank you so much for all that you do to spread your knowledge, experience and wisdom. You truly are making a difference!”
– January 2015 Cleanser (Name not provided to protect privacy)

“I think the program you offer is terrific. Your book is very well-written and easy to follow. The daily emails are chock full of helpful hints. And I really like the fact that there are no special powders or drinks. Everything is transferable to our daily eating habits. It is a great learning experience. I liked the tips about eating in restaurants and all the self-care suggestions. Also many of the foods that I knew were good I didn’t understand why they were good, e.g. cold-pressed olive oil in a glass bottle, so I appreciated the explanations. It is a great program! I have kept off the coffee. And I know that being off sugar is good for me. When I was on the cleanse I had a more even energy level. I didn’t get the late afternoon crash in energy and intense hunger. I continue to limit my sugar intake.”
– Chris Kandianis | Owner, Westford Pilates

“Thank you, thank you, thank you! I have loved taking this journey with you, and have been singing your praises to everyone I know. Now that cleanse weeks are behind me, I still can’t imagine going back to eating the same way again, and I thought I ate pretty healthily before. This was the best $100 I have ever spent!”
– Nancy | 2014 Spring Cleanse
“This cleanse has been an amazing experience. I’ve learned so much and feel so great and feel more equipped now to be a very mindful eater and consumer.It’s been a long time since I’ve felt this good physically and mentally.”
– Linda | 2014 Spring Cleanse
“I can’t believe how much I have learned from your program. It is priceless! I have totally changed the way I eat, and now even my kids are drinking green smoothies! I enjoy food more than ever before, and I am back to my high school weight!”
– Ann | 2013 Fall Cleanse
“My skin looks and feels wonderful!”
– Susan | 2014 Fall Cleanse
“My hot flashes became less severe I actually almost never was awoken in the middle of the night by them. This is one of the reasons I will be trying to continue to follow the program.”
– Galina | 2014 Fall Cleanse

Precautions for Cleansing

Although healthy eating and lifestyle habits help with virtually every health challenge, this cleanse may not be appropriate in some situations. The following groups should exercise caution when undergoing any dietary or lifestyle change, including cleansing. If you have any concerns, please consult with your doctor whether this program is for you, and contact us for ways to modify the program to meet your specific needs.

  • Anyone who uses medication for chronic health conditions
  • Pregnant or nursing women
  • Children under the age of 18
  • Anyone with cancer or terminal illness
  • Anyone with mental illness or mild anxiety or depression
  • Anyone with hyperthyroidism
  • Anyone with kidney failure or borderline kidney function
  • Anyone underweight or malnourished, or suffering from an eating disorder
  • Anyone with anemia or a low blood count

Summer Party Cleanse

I used to think that everyone naturally gets healthy and fit in the summer because of all the mouth watering fresh produce, more outdoor activities, and the tendency to eat a little less when you’re in a bathing suit. Maybe that was true when we were in our twenties, but beginning in our forties, it seems that a new pattern emerges. It’s called “summer is the new holidays”. Dun, dun, dunnnnnnn.

Our quintessential summer vacations, bbq’s, picnics, fried beach food, and ice cream stands are no longer counterbalanced by the healthier summer habits. I know this is a common problem because of all the emails I predictably receive in September from previous cleansers eager to start the fall cleanse immediately!

I’m just going to come out and say it – this is wrong! I’ve long been a proponent that you can live a totally fun life and be healthy and fit. Those two things are not mutually exclusive. It’s about balance, quality, and mindset (aka not totally giving up and ditching your healthy habits just because you downed a Kimball’s-sized ice cream sundae).

So here’s what I’m doing about it… I want to support you in both having an epic summer and feeling energetic, thinner peace, and healthy going into the fall. This well rounded program  includes highly effective tenets near and dear to my heart – variety, flexibility, super efficient forms of exercise, exceptionally nutritious food, and self care. It won’t be hard to work the cleanse guidelines into your schedule. Nothing is off limits. You won’t be dieting. Instead, you’ll be having a wonderful summer while staying balanced, and hopefully even feeling better than ever when fall hits.

When you join the program, you’ll get:

  • A short eBook with the full, easy to implement plan (so you’ll still have time to read all your novels this summer)
  • A weekly checklist so you can easily keep track of your Summer Party Cleanse activities
  • Lots of wonderful recipes perfect for the summer and even parties
  • A weekly email with inspiration, more ideas, and recipes of the week
  • Membership into our private Facebook group so we can all chat, share tips, and encourage each other (this is permanent, like Hotel California)

The 8-week program begins in early July.

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Group Cleanse Registration

It’s time to reclaim your mojo! Join our next cleanse by clicking below. Have questions? We’d love to hear from you! Contact us here!

New Year

Jan 19, 2020

Classic 28 Day Cleanse*
Online

Optional live events

$150
COMING SOON

Spring

April 12, 2020

Classic 28 Day Cleanse*
Online

Optional live events

$150
COMING SOON

Summer Party Cleanse 2020

All Summer Long*
Online

Email + Facebook

$49
COMING SOON

Fall

Oct 20, 2019

Classic 28 Day Cleanse*
Comprehensive Online Support

$150
REGISTER

  • Money back guarantee – If you’re not completely happy with our program, we’ll refund your investment.
  • Once you join us once, you’re welcome to return any time for a tuneup, as many times as you like for 50% off.
  • For the Summer Party Cleanse, you can start any time after July 7th. We’ll send you any emails you missed (there is only one per week).
  • For New Year, Spring, and Fall cleanses – Don’t worry if you’re going away or have events that involve food during the first week of the cleanse. The first week of our program is all about mindset and awareness. There are no food changes that week, so you can do it from anywhere. The second week includes gentle shifts in diet, so you could even do that during a busy/travel week. The third week is the one where we go deep (but still with plenty of food), and it would be best if you were home for that week. The fourth week is a gentle ease out process, and also very flexible.
  • If our group cleanse dates don’t work for you at all, no problem! Let us know when you’d like to start, and we’ll get you going according to your schedule!
  • Also, if you feel you need a little more one-on-one support, please see our Private Programs for Premier Custom Cleanse, Private Health Coaching and Three Month Program, Private Yoga Instruction, and Referrals.

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