Believe it or not, autumn is a very important time to cleanse.  It is not like spring where we focus on liver detoxification, but nonetheless, the organ systems that are associated with this season, the lungs and large intestine, have a lot to do with ridding our bodies of toxic waste via respiration and elimination. The tissues of the body governed by these organs, according to Chinese medicine are the skin and body hair. The health of both often reflects the state of Qi in these organs.  So, unlike the warmer seasons where it is more customary to detoxify the organs with raw fruits and vegetables, this season we warm up the digestion with a lot more cooked vegetables and broths.  Herbal tea, green juices and simple yoga and breathing exercises are added in to enhance the power of detoxification. We will also pay special attention to food combining and fermentation this season to properly fuel the gut with good bacteria.  The end result? Clear skin, revitalized intestinal health, weightloss and a much stronger digestion.  

The food in this cleanse was so fortifying and plentiful, and those very recipes (The kale salad with tahini dressing and quinoa/greens with cumin dressing, in particular) have remained in our regular kitchen rotation.
— E.S. Brooklyn, NY


October 19th-22: Pre-cleansing and elimination period:  this is a time to let go of the acid forming foods like sugar, refined starches, caffeine and animal products, it is also a time to prep soups and begin planning your personal cleansing template, with my help of course!

October 23-27th:  5-day mind/body cleanse: You will have planned your template ahead of time but what we will add is yoga, breathwork and meditation, all focused on moving you through the  entire organ system in a way that supports your process.  You will be given detailed instruction on appropriate exercises, breath practices and meditation to help enhance your experience.

October 28-29th: This is a chance to dig even deeper or end your cleanse and begin making your way back to a healthier menu that sticks with a 70/30 alkaline/acid dietary philosophy. 

The LK5 offers various templates to help you make the most of your support.  There are daily tips, yoga instruction, meditation offerings and solid advice delivered to your inbox daily, plus the online group support is a great way to stay accountable. Feel free to email me if you have further questions.