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Clearing the Chaos: Real Talk About Cleansing Programs

Okay, be prepared because I'm about to cut through the noise and get real about cleansing programs. Now, let me be clear – the market is flooded with so-called "experts" pushing cleanses that might do more harm than good.

It's time to raise a red flag and sound a little alarm.

Cleansing Chaos: Sorting Through the Sketchy Offers


Ever notice how everyone and their neighbor seems to be selling a cleanse these days? It's messy and wild out there, and the truth is, not all these programs are created equal. Some are downright sketchy, designed more for profit margins than a truthful interest in your health and well-being. They lack the professional knowledge, experience, and wisdom and can leave you worse off than when you started.

#1 - Why I'm Taking a Stand

Now, you might wonder why I'm so fired up about this. Simple – because I've seen the aftermath. I've witnessed programs out there designed by people that have no medical and/or psychological, or counseling or holistic medicine background, only a few certifications in their pocket but market themselves very well out there.

I have seen people offering things like burnout prevention or supporting people with, for example, burnout in their coaching practice but do not have a medical or psychological background. That is not appropriate from my perspective.

Similar with cleansing programs, people diving into cleansing programs without proper guidance, let me tell you, it's not pretty. From ineffective results to potential health risks, it's a mess out there. And I'm here to cut through the chaos, advocating for your health and well-being.

If you consider a cleanse, make sure that this person who is guiding you has at least five to eight years of studying holistic medicine/Ayurvedic medicine and personal and professional experience in their backpack and worked with a number of clients/patients.

Also, in the Ayurveda field, the whole cleansing trend is a mess in the USA and Europe, as Ayurvedic Medicine is not a recognized profession and regulated yet, unfortunately. Everyone can offer it after a weekend class or so.. Whereas in India, this is what it takes:

Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery (BAMS):

Duration: Typically a 5.5-year program, including a one-year internship.

Postgraduate Degrees:

Doctor of Medicine (MD) in Ayurveda:

Duration: 3 years.

Master of Surgery (MS) in Ayurveda:

Duration: 3 years.

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Ayurveda:

Duration: Varies, generally 3 to 5 years.

Credentials and Licensing:

After completing the relevant program, graduates typically register with the respective State Medical Council or Board of Indian Medicine to practice Ayurveda.

Just to give you a little insight. I hope it's going to be regulated in the near future!

Please make sure that those who offer Ayurvedic cleanses have a couple of years of studying Ayurvedic Medicine in their treasure box and not only 10 months or a couple of weekends.

To understand and study the complexity of our bodies on a physical, mental, emotional and spiritual level takes a long, long time if not a lifetime and not only 10-12 months!!!


I’ve been practicing in the field of holistic health for over 20 years and I'm still learning because, as I said, we human beings are so complex; our overall bodies are so complex. Ayurveda came into my life 20 years ago for the first time and I've been studying it for about three years.


#2 - Experts vs. Professionals: Know the Difference


Let's make one thing crystal clear: there's a colossal difference between self-proclaimed "experts" and genuine professionals. When it comes to cleansing, you need more than a charismatic social media presence or flashy marketing. You need someone with holistic medicine credentials (Osteopath, Naturopath, MD or MDAyu, Ayurveda Health Counselor/Practitioner ideally in combination with psychological skills (PsyD, PhD Psychology, LCPC, LGPC) backed by real life experience.

"When we are open to new possibilities, we find them. Be open and skeptical of everything." ~Todd Kashdan

#3 - Why I Support the Professionals

Now, you might be wondering why I'm so passionate about this. Simply put – your health deserves top-notch care. I'm here to advocate for professionals who've dedicated years to refining their skills, mastering the medical background, their life experiences and wisdom necessary to guide you safely through a cleanse. It's not just about sipping green juice; it's about comprehending the delicate interplay between your body, mind, emotions and spirit.

#4 - Navigating the messy cleaning program market

As you navigate the maze of cleansing programs, demand more. Insist on programs led by professionals who've earned their credentials. Don't settle for flashy trends; go for proven methods rooted in holistic health principles. Your well-being is non-negotiable and your body will thank you!

#5 - Choosing Wisely

As you explore the world of cleansing programs, make thoughtful choices. Look for programs led by experienced professionals. Avoid getting caught up in flashy trends and go for approaches firmly rooted in holistic health principles. Your health and well-being is essential, and I'm here to help you make informed decisions on this journey.


It's time to take back control of your health from questionable cleansing programs. Let's simplify things and prepare for a cleanse that truly refreshes, resets, and revitalizes.

Navigating a Cleanse: What to Prioritize

Here are a few ides what to prioritize:


Professional Guidance:

Seek programs led by experienced professionals with holistic medicine credentials.

Look for a combination of medical and psychological expertise for a comprehensive approach.

Proven Methods:

Insist on approaches firmly rooted in holistic health principles such as Ayurveda.

Avoid flashy trends.

Individualized Approach:

Choose a cleanse that acknowledges your unique needs and body constitution.

Avoid one-size-fits-all solutions for a more personalized experience. Note: one-on-one sessions can take more care of individualized approaches but they are, of course, more prize. In a group setting it might look a bit different but it is still possible to pay attention to individuals needs.

Holistic Well-Being:

Look for programs that consider the interplay between physical, mental, spiritual and emotional aspects.

Opt for a holistic approach that promotes overall well-being.

 Nutritional Support:

Ensure the program provides adequate nutritional support during the cleanse.

Look for a balance of nutrients to sustain your energy levels throughout the process.

 Community or Support System:

Consider programs that offer a community or support system.

Having a network of individuals going through the cleanse together can provide motivation and a sense of shared experience.

 Mindfulness and Stress Reduction:

Consider programs that incorporate mindfulness and stress reduction techniques.

Cleansing isn't just about the physical body; it should also promote mental, emotional well-being and stress relief.

 Realistic Expectations:

Choose a cleanse that sets realistic expectations for outcomes.

Programs that promise quick fixes or drastic results may not be sustainable or healthy in the long run. Health is a journey, a path – not a quick fix!


Consider the sustainability of the cleanse in the context of your lifestyle.

Choose a program that you can realistically integrate into your routine for long-term well-being.


Take charge of your health in the midst of a world flooded with cleansing programs. Distinguish between dubious offers and authentic professional guidance. Select a sustainable cleanse that aligns with your lifestyle for a rejuvenating spring. Make informed choices and embark on a journey towards a healthier, happier you!


You may want to start your cleansing journey with me this spring— I offer a spring cleanse 2024, April 20 to April 27. Sign up for the Wholeness Wave Newsletter to receive regular holistic health a tips, and get updates about the upcoming cleanse.


I would love to guide you a few steps on your health path.






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