Q1. I enjoy coffee in the morning. Will I still be able to drink coffee during the program?
Before starting our program we have you complete a profile that allows us to review your daily habits and make adjustments to your plan. If you’re a coffee drinker and would like to continue drinking coffee during your cleanse we can modify your meal plan to adapt to your personal lifestyle choices.
Q2. Can I drink bottled water while cleansing?
We recommend that you only drink water from a glass bottle during your program. Plastic containers can emit certain unhealthy gases that could enter your liquids or meals.
Q3. I’m sensitive to sugar. The berries are ok, but the maple syrup might be too sweet. Will the maple sugar in your products affect me?
Our Citrus Cleanse is a delicious drink with a combination of maple, cayenne, lemon and/or grapefruit along with a specially formulated Auryverdic tea that will perk up your taste buds! We balance each ingredient to keep them equally potent. Our Balance Bars contain less than 6 grams of sugar. The low sugar levels in our products shouldn’t be a problem.
Q4. How do I know your program is safe?
All of our meals are created using pure real food with no additives and no artificial ingredients. We personally create all of our powdered blends in house. Our meals are made in a strict vegan kitchen and are untouched by any animal products. We usually deliver our meals on the day they’re prepared for maximum freshness. We only use organic locally sourced ingredients.
Q5. Are there side effects? What should I expect?
You may experience some side effects when you begin a juice cleanse. They can include headaches, dizziness, nausea, bad breath, glazed eyes and a coated tongue. These are the signs of the first stage of detoxification called the Downs. Dips are shorter periods of discomfort that generally last a few hours. As you begin your cleanse your body releases stored toxins. The greater amount of toxins released into the blood stream, the worse you’ll feel. This is normal.
One solution many have found to relieve this discomfort is the administration of an enema. This will immediately remove the toxins from the colon and will act to crave any hunger pangs as it quickly assists the body to enter a fasting state by ending digestion in the colon.
You may also experience some emotion turmoil and cloudiness in your thinking. Old memories or negative feeling may arise as you cleanse your body of toxins. It’s easy to become irritable, short tempered or mildly depressed if this occurs. This is the time to remain positive and focused on your goal. You are cleansing your body, mind and soul and this discomfort will pass.
Q6. I currently take vitamin supplements. Can I continue to use them while I am cleansing?
Our delicious food and juices are rich in vitamins, fiber and other nutrients. We suggest you consult your doctor before starting the program if you are currently taking high doses of supplements.
Q7. Does the Joule Cleanse assist with detoxifying any other addictions?
This plan is based on healing foods and although can be beneficial, there is no science that this can assist anyone struggling with alcohol use, smoking and other drug addictions.
Q8. How will I know that I’ll like the recipes?
At Joulebody, all of our cleansing foods are full flavored, organic and locally sourced whenever possible. They are full flavored delicious minimally processed foods. Your plan is designed and the recipes are selected using the information you submitted in your Assessment Questionnaire. The program is designed to work with your current eating habits
Q9. How soon after I start the program will I feel the effects of cleansing?
The positive effects of switching to a “clean” diet that is plant based, mildly cooked and flavored with very specific herbs and spices are immediate. Your digestive system will begin to more efficiently breakdown your food. You may experience some detox symptoms such as headache, lethargy and small body aches. Each individual is unique, but most of our clients feel great by the second or third day. Many notice an immediate difference in skin tone and reduced stomach bloating. Weight loss usually occurs by the fourth or fifth day on our program.
Q10. Is there a schedule and menu for your program?
Each package of food and bottle of juice is labeled with the time and day that it should be consumed. You will also receive a detailed instructional guide. If you’d like to receive daily cleansing and wellness tips, visit our page on Facebook and become a fan!
Q11. Can I stray from this diet?
As with any cleanse, you’ll receive maximum benefits by sticking with the program. If you find yourself struggling to stay on track, for a small additional fee of $45 you can arrange to work with our Holistic Counselors. They will help to keep you motivated and on track during your cleanse.
Q12. If I do slip and break the diet for a meal, do I have to start over?
No. You can just start the program where you left off.
Q13. I enjoy dining out with family and friends. Do you have instructions for what to eat when I go out?
We suggest you work with our Holistic Counselors during your cleanse. For a small additional fee, they will help to guide you through the cleansing process.
Q14. I have a food allergy and am allergic to nuts and gluten. Can I still do the program?
Our diet is completely free of the most common food allergens. The Joulebody program is free of nuts, dairy, wheat and gluten.
Q15. Does this diet interfere with medications, aspirin or vitamins?
As with any dietary program, if you are currently taking medication, consult with your doctor before starting the program.
Q16. I am a diabetic. Can I do the program?
We can provide you with a sample menu to take to your physician. As with any dietary program if you have health issues, consult with your physician before starting.
Q17. Who would not be able to do this diet?
This is a plant based, vegan whole foods diet. If you are not sure if it’s right for you, we will be happy to provide you with a menu and suggest you consult with your physician.
Q18. Who is the typical candidate for the Joulebody Cleanse?
If you are suffering from low energy, dull skin or stomach bloating and are looking for a change you’re a good candidate for the Joulebody Cleanse. Our cleanse is the perfect kick-start to your wellness program. We suggest you consult with your physician if you have any questions about your eligibility.
Q19. I suffer from high blood pressure and bad cholesterol. My doctor suggested a wellness program including cleansing. Is your program right for me?
You doctor is a wise man! Our program is customized to take into account any health issues you might be experiencing. The Joulebody Cleanse is not a fad diet. It is a plant based vegan diet designed to promote health and wellness. You’ll love the results so much that you’ll want to continue on the wellness path to a healthier life!
Q20. Beans sometimes make me gassy. Your program seems to use a lot of different beans in your foods. How will this affect me?
We use beans that are high in protein and lower in fiber and are easily digestible, such as the Mung bean, which is a type of sprout. This helps to minimize any discomfort caused by gas.
Q21. Since this is a cleansing program, will I need to use the bathroom more frequently?
You will experience increased urination during your cleanse. Although uncommon, you may experience an increase in bowel movements. Most of our clients are women in their 30’s and 40’s. This is an age where they may begin to experience conditions like IBS and hormonal changes. Because of this, we are extremely cautious about keeping fiber content at a reasonable level. Many of our meals contain less than 5 grams of fiber, are high in plant-based protein and offer energizing nutrients, vitamins and minerals.
Q22. What should I do after I’ve completed the program?
You can set up an appointment for a nutritional consultation that can help you to continue on your path to wellness.
Q23. How often should I do a Joulebody Cleanse?
Because our program is based on raw foods, fresh juices and vegan meals, you’re getting all of your nutritional needs met. You can do the program as often as you like.
Q24. What are the results of the Joulebody Cleanse?
Most participants experience weight loss, better skin, improvements in digestion and more energy.