A Spring-Cleaning For The Body… Time For A Detox!

Spring is such a beautiful time of year… Flowers start blooming, nature comes to life again after the winter, and it symbolizes a time for new beginnings.  Spring is a time to reflect on the old patterns and habits of the past and clear the way for a new intention… Out with the old, make room for the new.

Most people do a spring cleaning for their homes and offices during this time of year to clear out space and get their lives organized again.  But since our bodies are the vehicle in which we experience this thing called life, it makes a lot of sense to clean out our sensory filters…

So I’ve decided to do a little spring cleaning myself!  I’m doing a 14 day cleanse to clear out any build up of toxins and literally clean my body from the inside out. Not only is a cleanse great in the physical sense, but it’s also symbolic for helping us clear out old emotions, patterns, and habits that no longer serve us.  My intention here is really to get more focus, clarity, and inner harmony within my body.

I’ve tried different types of cleanses before, but this time I’ve decided to try something new.  I’m going to do a 2 week raw food cleanse with some natural herbs for detoxing.  I’ve never really tried the whole raw food thing before, but it does make a lot of sense…

You see, when we cook food, we destroy all of the naturally occurring enzymes.  Enzymes are small proteins that act as ‘catalysts’ or transformative agents in the body.  They are intra-cellular communicators and are responsible for helping us break down old cooked food residues and stagnation.

In the physical sense, they are essential for overcoming digestive lethargy…  But on a more holistic level, enzymes help us to overcome life’s ruts and setbacks.  They have the ability to raise our level of consciousness.

There are many other reasons to choose a raw food diet and if I tried to cover all of them, you’d be here all day reading this post!  The point is not to convince you that a raw food diet is better, but just to inform you of the reasons why I’m choosing to do a raw food cleanse.

Like I said, I’ve never done it before, so I really don’t know what to expect.  I’ll keep you updated and let you know how it goes!  Leave me a comment down below if you’ve ever tried a cleanse, detox, or a raw food diet and let me know what you’ve experienced!  I’d love to get your feedback.

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Kayla May 12, 2009 at 7:45 am

Hi Katie,

Firstly, I just want to say Good For You! You’re doing awesome!

I’ve been following you and checking out your websites for about a week and a half now. Thank you for all of your inspiring and empowering messages! You are a beautiful, shining light in this world.

I also had a question:
Where did you begin this website from? I’ve checked out Jonathan’s and Jenn Lawlor’s *name* websites, but I love your layout the most. (You have very nice taste).

If you could help me with that, that would be wonderful!

We’ll be in touch. :-)

And I wish you the best with your cleanse! I’m planning on doing one very soon, too!

In Gratitude,
Kayla Schroeder


Kayla May 13, 2009 at 6:53 am

Btw, I just realized that your site is from Wordpress… I found the answer to my own question. 😀


Sue Vittner May 13, 2009 at 4:14 pm

thank you katie for your amazing websites and knowledge that you’re sharing with us all! i’m so inspired, i bought a flip cam yesterday, but i’ve got to build up some confidence first!!

i just finished a 21 day detox through http://www.standardprocess.com and i feel amazing. fruits and vegies the first 10 days then you can add clean chicken and fish the next 11.

the interesting thing is unlike my last one…i’m not running out getting ben and jerry’s this time. it feels too good to feel good. and my partner who has put many toxins in for many years, feels absolutely amazing after his cleanse and he’s not hitting starbucks anymore. it is amazing the power we have to clean up our insides and start fresh again.

to health, joy and abundance. love, sue


kassi June 2, 2009 at 4:09 am

Hey Katie it Kassi here Just thought I would commment on the detox. I have only done a foot bath detox have you ever done that? Its crazy! It takes toxins from your body from your feet!


Esther Braden June 6, 2009 at 5:10 pm

Hi Katie,
i really like to have a feedback from you how your cleansing weeks have been for you (maybe you wrote something about it and i coudn´t found it)! I was lifing on raw food for some month(allready some years ago) and it was an amazing time. I start to show interest for cooked food some weeks before i found out to be pregnant and started to eat “normal”.

I liked to cleans my body trough fasting over some years and tried different styles of fasting. What i found out to do before fasting which worked for me the best is to conduct a Yogic cleansing, which is called “Shank Prakshalana”.

Therefore you prepare yourself with eating vegetables and fruits only for two days. Next day you drink 4-6 liters lightly salted water and in combination with some bodymovements you bring the water troughthe bowel. For many this sounds a bit grazy at first 😉 but it´s so helpfull and claensing also on a energetical level. After that procedure i keep a special diet with Kicheri and Ghee to cleans more and to transport toxins out of the body!

So a Hapy Cleansing to all you out there and make sure you can enjoy your cleansings! Much Love,



GraceWeis June 12, 2009 at 11:31 am

Hi Katie

I was wondering if you completed your cleanse and whether you noticed any difference?

I have tried different cleanses in the past and really noticed that some worked better than others.


Mark September 18, 2009 at 9:22 am

Yeah, that’s actually a pretty cool idea. Now we definitely need you to follow up with us and let us know how it went. As a nice side-effect, I’m sure one could lose weight, and I’m sure a lot of it. Wondering if that could be one of the reasons why it made you feel sluggish, you’re already thin.

But hey, if you ever post a follow up, let us know how exactly you went about it. Did you just buy 2 pounds of carrots and a cucumber and start munching away? Did you prepare salads? What were the herbal pills you were taking? See ya.
.-= Mark´s last blog ..How To Edit Your Video And Make It Look Classy =-.


Tracy September 18, 2009 at 2:28 pm

Hi Katie,
I do cleansing all the time….actually everday I drink a cleansing juice from my company (Isagenix) and every month I cleanse for a day..and twice a year I cleanse for 2 days straight. It is really amazing.

I also tried a raw food diet once. My goal was to do 30 days of raw. It was very hard, especially when you have a meat & potatoes kind of husband. I didn’t make it past day 6, but I will try it again.

How did yours go?



Chuck September 22, 2009 at 10:51 am

Jesus and Moses did a detox for 40 days where all they drank was water. It is the most powerful detox and it costs nothing to do. During a fast the digestive system takes a vacation.

Your heart is beating all the time without ever taking a break. There is nothing you can do about that. But your intestine is constantly contracting and relaxing without ever taking a break just like the heart. It is called peristalsis.

If you fast your body gets no waste from food so the intestine can stop this and just take a break. During this time it becomes better than it ever was. Then when you start eating again this intestine is not sluggish at all. It gets rid of waste quickly. Since some people might be afraid of not eating, my site has quotes from 19 different MDs about fasting.


Rick Spyder November 21, 2009 at 4:51 pm

After many years of fasting and raw food practice,
I highly recommend the master cleanse.
Great series by the way. I’m learning a lot and being inspired to pursue my brand on the internet.
Thanks Katie


flyttst?dning November 28, 2009 at 6:03 am

I bookmarked your post will be read this later. Peace, Belle Chisset ~ Flyttst?dning


Chuck Bluestein May 20, 2010 at 8:47 pm

One of your top commenters, Rose Goddess, eats an all raw diet all of the time. Some people try to cure their depression with DRUGS (medications). On her myspace, Debbie explains how she had had a bad problem with depression and she cured it with an all diet.
http://www.myspace.com/rosegoddessbliss A minister was on medication for depression and for anxiety. He cured it with an 85% raw diet and 15% cooked healthy food.

All animals in the wild eat all raw foods except for gorillas, monkeys, kangaroos, baboons, elephants and bears. They eat cooked food when no one is looking. Just kidding! Dr Oz said on the Oprah show that people started cooking their food since they would get long tapeworms from eating meat. He even made Oprah hold a tapeworm. Some people call raw food– live food and cooked food– dead food.
.-= Chuck Bluestein´s last blog ..Arlen Specter =-.


Francesco June 1, 2010 at 2:29 am

Never tried this thing Katie, but I vibe with this post since it’s Spring here and I feel absolutely refreshed by nature’s blooming!
.-= Francesco´s last blog ..What would you do if Today was your Last Day? =-.


Luis September 11, 2010 at 12:18 pm

Hi Katie,

I never had a cleansing before but this is inspiring.
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Delicia Jenkins September 22, 2010 at 6:23 pm

Great post Katie. I also believe in detoxing, alot of the foods we take in fills us with toxins that we don’t need. I myself have only cleansed twice so far, I prefer juicing over anything else though, there’s so much variety and you don’t get bored with the different juices you can make.
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Carlos M. October 2, 2010 at 10:23 pm

I never been detox but I may try it
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Casey October 8, 2010 at 2:52 am

Hi Katie!

I’ve been watching all your vids and reading your Social Media Manifesto and it’s all awesome! I heard about you through Marie and Laura’s B-School and I love what you are doing. I also think you are totally stunning :).

I just saw this post as all things detox attract me as it’s my line of work aka love ;). I wouldn’t normally do this but I wuold love if you would check out my site http://www.CaseyLorraine.com and let me know if it resonates with you. I am updating it at the moment and moving it to wordpress where I will merge my blog http://lifestyleraw.blogspot.com with it. I know – blogger – I’m catching up haha!

If it resonates with you and you think your audience would be keen to find out more about detox, healthy living and getting maximum energy, health and happiness in order to have the get up and go to put into their business and tribe development, then I would LOVE to write or video one for you!

On a personal note too, I run a h=guided 3 week high raw/wholefoods detox program which well, I think totally rocks, and maybe you’d like to check that out? The website is http://www.worldwidedetox.com.

I hope you don’t mind me sharing..that’s what it’s all about right, and I feel connected to you already through your videos, career mission and like minded interests in personal development, yoga and health!

Talk soon!


Elena J Forbes November 7, 2010 at 3:50 pm

Thank you for sharing… This is something that we all need to incorporate into our lives.

This a great post and reminder.

Thanks again

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Susie Moore November 9, 2010 at 11:04 pm

I wanted to lose weight with the lemonade diet but I didn’t want to starve myself for days. I found a fast way to lose weight with a lemonade diet pill. Check out my blog for info on how I did it. Thanks, Susie.


Dentist Naples December 5, 2010 at 1:15 pm

We just completed the Master Cleanse. Lemonaid only for 14 days. Craivings were the worst, didnt really feal hungry. Lost 15 lbs too but didnt do it for that reason. Never restarted coffee aftewards which is nice.
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Kidney Stones Diet March 27, 2011 at 5:06 pm

Hi Katie… how did the raw food diet go?

Diet is not only the cause but also the cure to many complaints don’t you think.

Many people dont realise how eating different foods can affect the bodies overall health. I think we all know that eating to much junk food is bad for us, but did you know that there are diets aimed at different ailments also.

For example there is a diet for kidney stones aimed at helping those suffering from the pain brought on by them.

It is suprising actually how certain combinations of food items can affect someones health and wellbeing so dramatically.

All the best
Kidney Stones Diet´s last blog post ..Kidney Stones Diet – Rid Yourself of Kidney Stones


Anne May 7, 2011 at 5:31 am

Having a raw food diet is very nice. I tried eating fruits and vegetables and I feel better after my diet. How about you, Katie?


Rochell December 20, 2012 at 9:09 pm

Hmm it seems like your blog ate my first comment (it was super long) so I guess
I’ll just sum it up what I wrote and say, I’m thoroughly enjoying your blog.
I as well am an aspiring blog writer but I’m still new to everything. Do you have any tips and hints for newbie blog writers? I’d genuinely appreciate it.


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