Q: What is The Cleanse of Santa Fe™ (originally referred to as “The Cleanse”)
A: The Cleanse of Santa Fe is Natural, Energizing and Wholistic. It’s Nutritious, Educational and Wholesome. It’s a revolutionary, 7, 10 and 40 day cleansing and alkalinizing, detoxifying experience. An innovative, life-changing, vegan detox program combining Chinese and Ayurvedic herbs, nutritional supplements, raw living foods and yoga formulated and doctor designed to give you back your vibrancy and change your life by giving you a fresh start and the tools to integrate these changes permanently.
Q: Why The Cleanse?
A: The Cleanse™ was developed out of the union of two ideas:
1. Our desire to formulate a safe and effective cleansing program using the highest quality, vegan supplements, vitamins and herbal products available.
2. The best way to help those who are seeking a path to true wellness is to give them the tools to build a healthy, daily routine; thus, empowering them to sustain and enrich their lives. That’s where the Kundalini Yoga and yogic lifestyle comes in.
The best way to help those who are seeking a path to true wellness is to give them the tools to build a healthy, daily routine; thus, empowering them to sustain and enrich their lives. That’s where the Kundalini Yoga and yogic lifestyle comes in.
Q: What is The Cleanse™ and it’s benefits?
A: The Cleanse™ is a 7 or 10-day program, carefully formulated to rid your body of toxins, parasites, wastes and poisons. These harmful substances can build up in your body over time through diet choices, environmental pollution and everyday stress. They not only inhibit the body’s ability to function properly but also can eventually lead to serious health problems.
The Cleanse combines whole foods, fresh juices, supplements, herbs, body therapies and Kundalini Yoga to literally clean your cell tissues from the inside out. To do this, we combine ages-old natural wisdom with the latest developments in alternative medicine.
NEW The Cleanse now has the option to do the program with Raw Living Foods. The food is uncooked and in it’s whole form as nature made it. The food can be prepared with techniques such as blending, sprouting, dehydrating and fermenting. It is alive and full of enzymes.
Our program is 100% natural and vegan and flushes out toxins while strengthening the body–leaving you feeling lighter, brighter, clearer and cleaner. It can bolster your immune system, generate healthy tissues in key organs such as the liver, purify the blood, and restore your body’s ability to regulate and heal itself.
The physical benefits of The Cleanse are just the beginning. The Wholistic nature of the program operates not only on the physical plane, but also on emotional, mental and even spiritual levels. As a Doctor of Oriental Medicine, Kartar has also drawn on the fundamentals of Traditional Chinese Medicine. In that school of thought, certain emotions are associated with each organ system—both positive and negative. When you use diet to cleanse the organs of the body, you may also flush out old, unprocessed, and potentially negative emotions, as well as strengthen positive emotions. The Cleanse is designed to help you eliminate unsupportive emotions as quickly as possible, while giving you exercises and meditations to accentuate the positive dimensions of your being. /p>
Q: What do I get?
A: “The Box” contains a whole host of things neatly organized: Ayurvedic herbs, Chinese herbs, nutritional supplements, homeopathic remedies, an 82 page recipe booklet, tooth powder, a stainless steel water bottle, Celtic Sea Salt, yogi tea herbs and Detox, Bedtime and Licorice Tea by Yogi TeaÆ. Also included is our 96 page manual that tells you more about what these items are, how you will use them, daily yoga sets and lots of other information about The Cleanse™. But that’s not all that you get. You can count on expert facilitation and support by telephone whenever you need it. And if you’re doing a Residential Cleanse you will have the staff of the GRD Health Center working with you on a daily basis.
Q: How much time a day will it take to prepare my food and juice?
A: The first few days it will take about 1-1/2 hours in the morning for juice and food preparation and another 30-60 minutes for yoga & meditation. After you get in a routine the prep time will be about 45 minutes to an hour.
Q: Will I need to take off time from work to do The Cleanse™?
A: No. This cleanse is designed to support you in your regular life, both while you are doing The Cleanse™ and after you've finished. We encourage you to rest when necessary and eliminate stressful activities. If possible, support yourself by visiting a practitioner of your favorite healing modality. Whether it’s massage, acupuncture, chiropractic, aromatherapy or just spending time with friends, you can greatly enhance your experience by considering this a time to pamper yourself. You are embarking on a life-changing voyage. While each person’s needs vary, remember that this is about you and don’t hesitate to put yourself first!
Q: What if I encounter physical or emotional challenges that I don’t feel that I can handle while I’m cleansing?
A: Call us! We know that The Cleanse™ can be a challenge, and we want this to be a great experience for you. Stay in touch with us; we’re here to guide you through this process. There are no “dumb” questions and by sharing your experience with us we can help make things go well before a problem arises.
Q: What should I do after I finish The Cleanse™?
A: When you’ve finished The Cleanse™, your entire system—body, mind and spirit—is different than it was 7 or 10 days ago. We recommend that you slowly re-introduce foods that you did not eat on The Cleanse™ and try to continue eating the foods from The Cleanse™ that you particularly liked. We offer a follow-up program called the 30-day Rejuvenation Continuation. This month-long program gives you supplements similar to those in the 10-day program and a diet that expands your food choices in a sensible way. You may also want to schedule a phone consultation with Dr. Kartar or Deva to develop a personalized program for you based on your needs, schedule, diet and budget.
Our general recommendations for everyone are:
Avoid wheat or dairy products, and no meat for 30 days
Take a quality multi-vitamin daily
Maintain an intake of fluids appropriate for your body size
Reduce or eliminate processed foods
Eat organic whenever possible
Continue daily yoga, meditation or other physical activity
Q: How can I contact you?
A: Cleanse Central™ toll free 800-563-3327
Cleansing Emergency 505-603-8815
Please email or call us with any questions or concerns.
Q: What is Kundalini Yoga?
A: Kundalini Yoga is often called The Yoga of Awareness. It works on many levels: physical, mental and spiritual. The physical experience of Kundalini Yoga can be profound and immediate. As your body becomes increasingly aware of itself, your mind begins the interplay of motion and thought. Most practitioners of Kundalini Yoga will attest to its spiritual nature, however, it is not a religion. You can think of it more as an ancient science—we will often call it a technology. Its spiritual aspect is boundless and non-discriminating; therefore, it is for everyone. It is universal and non-denominational. You can choose any type of yoga or body movement during your cleanse program. You do not have to do Kundalini Yoga.