The Arise and Shine cleanse was developed by Dr Richard Anderson, who discovered a unique combination of herbs, while on holiday in the Western US, that produced rejuvenating and life-changing effects.
Twenty years after this discovery, the Arise and Shine cleanse is one of the most popular cleansing plans around, with tens of thousands of adherents all over the world.
The Arise and Shine cleanse is unique because it is a complete intestinal cleanse. Rather than just cleaning the colon like moat cleansing plans, it goes to work on your entire alimentary canal, all the way from your mouth and tongue, through your stomach and into your colon. It also has positive effects on your liver and kidney, hence the need for this cleanse to have a page of its own.
How Does the Arise and Shine Cleanse Work?
This cleanse places the digestive system right at the center of the body, reasoning that an unhealthy colon or stomach will quickly impair the performance not only of those organs, but also of other organs in the body, like the liver and even the brain. The Arise and Shine Cleanse focuses on restoring these important organs to health.
A key part of the cleanse is the pH of your body. Dr Anderson found that if the blood is too acidic, large amounts of mucoid plaque can cover the interior of hollow organs like stomach and colon. This plaque prevents proper mineral absorption and can also harbor toxins and yeast like Candida.
So how to get rid of this plaque and restore your body to health? The Arise and Shine Cleanse features a unique combination of herbs that loosens the plaque from the sides of your alimentary canal, as well as Psyllium and Bentonite, two substances that help to flush out toxins.
Cleansers often experience symptoms like bloating, headaches and irritability for the first 2-3 days of the cleanse. This quickly subsides though, and is replaced by a wonderful sense of wellbeing.
The Arise and Shine Shake
The basic Arise and Shine Cleanse involves drinking special shakes in place of your meals. The ingredients are listed below. As you do the cleanse for longer, the ingredients become more concentrated and the effects more potent.
Chomper is a gentle herbal cleansing supplement that loosens the mucoid plaque in your stomach, colon, liver and other organs. Sometimes taken with Cayenne pepper to improve its effectiveness.
A supplement taken with Chomper that helps to loosen and push out the mucoid plaque.
Psyllium is a natural fiber that gently scrapes waste matter and toxins out of your stomach and colon.
When Bentonite passes through your colon, it absorbs any toxins its finds and then simply passes through.
A probiotic supplement to restore the bacterial balance to your colon after a cleanse
To balance electrolytes, it is recommended that cleansers also drink 2-3 bowls of vegetable broth per day to replace depleted minerals. Use organic vegetables if possible! Some coconut or carrot juice is also permitted. Here’s the recipe for the vegetable broth.
Dice 3-4 peeled potatoes of any variety
Dice one small onion
Thinly slice 3-4 stalks of fresh grown celery
Thinly slice 1 or 2 fresh grown carrots
Chop a large handful of grown greens such as kale or chard
Place in 3 quarts of pure clean or distilled water. Simmer for 20 minutes, strain the liquid, discard the veggies and drink.
Side Effects of the Arise and Shine Cleanse
The Arise and Shine Cleanse can have the same side effects as most colon cleanses. When toxins are pulled out of the body this fast, your system sometimes cannot flush them all out and they are reabsorbed into the bloodstream. If you suffer from a yeast infection like Candida, a ‘die-off’ of the yeast may also cause some of these symptoms.
Side effects can range from constipation and diarrhea to fatigue and depression, but they will soon pass. Once these symptoms go, you will start to feel the lifting and rejuvenating effects of the cleanse. Good luck!