The most simple daily cleanse ever!

Via Jennifer Young
on Sep 19, 2011
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Make things simple.

For so long I have been wanting to do a cleanse to get rid of toxins and just feel better on a daily basis and nothing seemed to click with what I needed. For those who know me, my moto is simple. I need things to be simple in my life, and especially when it comes to learning something new, like how to do a cleanse, if it’s too complex and demands a big change in routine, like anyone I get discouraged. So here it is ‘The simple cleanse’.

The cleanse.

I learned about this cleanse from Maya Fiennes’s amazing book called ‘Yoga for real life’. Every morning, as soon as I get up, before my coffee, I drink a cup of warm water with fresh squeezed lemon juice. It’s delicious and it has become part of my routine. It’s my meditative time in the morning, I just sit with my cup in the silence of the morning and breathe as I let the liquid clean out my system. It is so simple yet so effective.

The benefits.

Lemon acts as blood purifier and improves the body’s ability to get rid of toxins. Lemons are excellent in fighting disease that’s related to infection. They are great for people with heart problem because of their high potassium content. They also help with the elimination process. Since I have started this about three weeks ago, I feel amazing. My digestion is so much better, the effect of my one coffee on my digestive system is also much better. I feel lighter during my day and guess what? I am eating less. It’s funny how toxins in your body seem to make you want to eat more and be less conscious of what and how you are eating. I feel like I eat only when my body needs it and I eat less.

So why not try it! It’s so simple and effective. If the lemon is too sour for you in the am, just add a little honey! Let me know how this cleanse is working for you on my facebook page, I would love to hear from you.

Happy Health!


About Jennifer Young

Jenn is a Hatha Yoga teacher, yoga therapist and founder of her company Yoga Life based in Montreal. She has been practicing Yoga since 2002 and it has become a lifestyle for her, a way of appreciating everything she encounters in her life as an opportunity for learning. Her generosity is reflected in everything she does. Her priorities in life, along with Yoga are her family and friends. They are what create all the love, laughs and life around her and this is where she focuses most of her energy. Jenn has a profound love for nature and life’s simplicities and these two things are strongly reflected in her personality. What she believes we should learn through yoga... Love life everyday, laugh, relax, be authentic, cherish the people you love, be generous, take time to have fun, be responsible, take care of yourself, and most importantly Be An Active Participant In Your Life!


10 Responses to “The most simple daily cleanse ever!”

  1. I love this in the mornings too…and I try to be disciplined about having it BEFORE my coffee;) Read a great article by a local TCM (traditional Chinese Medicine) practitioner who suggested that in general, it was better for the digestion (and therefore everything else) to drink warm water than cold. Interesting…

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  6. Jennifer says:

    thanks 😉 Tanya!

  7. Jennifer says:

    Hey! I know…it's not the best but I beleive in making changes gradually and at this point my coffee is too hard to stop, I love it and it makes me so happy every morning, so I am trying as much as possible to integrate something consistently to help cleansing, and as times goes by and I become more disciplined I hope to make more changes ;). Thanks for your comments, much appreciated!

  8. Hattie says:

    I am so anxious to try this simple cleanse! How much freshly squeezed lemon juice should I use in a cup of warm water? Thank you. 😉

  9. Cyndi says:

    Been doing this for over three years. And Bragg AVC. Wonderful part of morning routine .

  10. William says:

    i love Bragg ACV… i do this as soon as i wake up…. warm a little bottled water, squeeze a lemon, 2 tablespoons of ACV, teaspoon of raw organic honey and a dash of cayenne pepper.