You are on page 1of 14

FIVE-DAY AYURVEDA CLEANSE

Remove toxins from your body, create a healthy


routine, and improve your digestion in just five days.
Start feeling great today.
WELCOME TO THE
5 DAY CLEANSE!
Reset, refresh, and feel rejuvenated!
This gentle 5-day cleanse contains foods and lifestyle practices traditionally used for
detoxification in Ayurveda. Daily instructions are broken down by body type and season so you
can customize this cleanse for your body. Fall and spring are particularly ideal cleansing times
as life dies back and reemerges respectively. Harness the power of nature to augment your
own well-being by using this guide to create a seasonally appropriate Ayurvedic cleanse.

Do not plan any other stressful or stimulating activities during your cleanse (approx two
weeks). Start the cleanse so that you finish by the time your menses begins. Do not cleanse
within 4-6 weeks of any other cleansing treatment or as recommended by your medical doctor.

What is Joyful Belly?


Joyful Belly helps people confidently choose food that restores their healthy glow, using the
ancient technique of Ayurveda. Our extensive collection of free online recipes, ingredient
information, and educational articles makes health easy. To get started, take the free Dosha
Quiz to find your Ayurvedic body type.

About the author / creator - John Immel


John Immel is a certified Ayurveda Practitioner and the founder of Joyful Belly.

John first discovered Ayurveda while struggling with a complex digestive disorder. After using
Ayurveda to heal himself, he chose to continue his study of Ayurveda, concentrating in the
advanced treatment of digestive tract pathology.

Drawing on his years of research and clinical experience, John created Joyful Belly’s School of
Ayurvedic Digestion & Nutrition. His courses range from the Basics of Ayurveda, to learning
to Balance Your Vata, Pitta, or Kapha Diet to Professional Certifications Programs -
Fundamentals of Natural Healing: Ayurveda Health Counselor Certification and
Mastering Ayurvedic Digestion & Nutrition - in which he teaches Ayurvedic practitioners,
yoga teachers, and other health and wellness professionals wishing to advance their career
through Ayurveda.

What is Ayurveda?
New to Ayurveda? No problem. Watch this video
to learn about Ayurveda from John Immel himself.
BEFORE YOU BEGIN
To get the most out of this cleanse, there’s a few things we suggest you do first. Take the body
assessment quizzes on joyfulbelly.com – it’s important that you understand your unique
body and its strengths and weaknesses before beginning the cleanse.

There are 14 quizzes in total (all free!), which take 4-10 minutes each. If you’re pressed for time,
you can start with these three quizzes – Dosha Quiz, Diet & Routine Quiz, and Poop Quiz – and
come back to the others later.

Dosha Quiz – If you only take one quiz, this is the one to do! Knowing your Ayurvedic Body
Type – Vata, Pitta, or Kapha – will help you to understand a lot about your body – how you
react to food, what will make you feel good, what will cause you to feel imbalanced, and more.
We suggest you discover your body type before you start your cleanse

TAKE THE DOSHA QUIZ

Diet & Routine Quiz – The Diet Quiz can help you discover signs and symptoms of imbalances
in your body. After taking this quiz, you’ll have a better understanding of which healthy food
choices and recipes are a match for you.

TAKE THE DIET QUIZ

Poop Quiz – Your bowel movements are essential to your health. Believe it not, the type, color,
shape, and consistency of your feces reveal important information about your digestive health
and your body in general. Take the quiz and start deciphering the meaning behind your stool.

TAKE THE POOP QUIZ

If you would like further guidance and support regarding cleansing, Joyful Belly will offer half-
price consultations to anyone seeking to complete this cleanse.

Took the quizzes? Know your body type? Let’s get started!
DAY 1 - REMOVE TOXIC FOOD
What to do:
Sip only hot water throughout the day
Avoid caffeine, sugar, and other drinks
Eat only wholesome, organic, fresh foods that you prepare - nothing processed or take out

Practice for Spring:


Cleanse can be a bit more vigorous in Spring
Light foods, vinegar, beets, beans, and greens
Tender, fresh, young greens add lots of prana in the Spring - sprouts, watercress

Practice for Fall:


Toxins are released by warmth and relaxing in the Fall
1 tsp chyavanprash before meal is also a great choice for Fall cleanse
Applesauce with cinnamon, ghee & nutmeg as a snack
Hot milk with garlic before bed
Favor root veggies, nuts, animal products, grains
Be sure your house is comfortably warm
Oil the head and feet at night before bed with warm or room temp oil
- Use Bhringaraj oil to support sound sleep

Modification for Vata:


Vata Kapha types can add fresh grated ginger & lemon to hot water
Avoid raw foods and beans even in Spring
1/4 tsp ashwagandha in hot milk before bed in the Fall

Modification for Pitta:


Use lime instead of lemon
Morning tea with ¼ tsp shatavari for fall or oatmeal with dates & ghee for breakfast as a food
alternative.
No fried or excessively oily foods

Modification for Kapha:


No wheat, dairy, or sugar
In the morning, make a pot of peppermint tea and optionally add ¼ tsp brahmi / gotu
kola in hot water for awakening
Favor spicy foods
Kapha should avoid too much oil / heavy foods in fall - as the darkening days make
them sleepy enough. Instead they should focus on keeping warm.
Enjoy kale and carrot soup with ginger, fennel and lime
DAY 2 - ROUTINE
What to add:
Design a routine to follow for when you will eat, wake, sleep and practice at the same time daily
during your cleanse
- Aim to wake with the sun
- Plan to eat your meals at the same time daily
- Avoid snacking
- Turn off electronics by 8pm
- Don’t eat after 8pm
- Lights out by 10pm
Begin keeping a food and poop journal

Practice for Spring:


Use a neti pot or nasya oil daily upon waking
Exercise - get as much gentle exercise as you can
This is the best time of year to enjoy spicy food
Do dry brushing before your shower
- No oil massage in spring, because too heavy

Practice for Fall:


Drink extra water - be sure to stay well hydrated
Keep things low key and predictable
- Don’t leave much to chance
- Avoid overstimulation
Keep warm - dress in layers
Daytime naps are ok as is sleeping past sunrise for Vata & Pitta
Practice self oil massage or skin brushing shortly after waking followed by a shower
- Can use sesame oil, or dosha specific oil - Vata oil, Pitta oil, or Kapha oil

Modification for Vata:


Stop before you burn out - be mindful of your body’s limits and heed them
Schedule a few early nights

Modification for Pitta:


Get out of your head - allow yourself time for beauty & leisure, let cares melt away
Rinse eyes with rosewater

Modification for Kapha:


It’s ok to skip breakfast and instead have an earlier lunch around 10 or 11 followed by an early dinner
around 5
DAY 3 - CLEANSING BOWELS /
ELIMINATION
What to add:
Kitchari - Mung beans, basmati rice, ghee and spices
- Try our kitchari cleanse kit
- Or use our kitchari recipes - Vata reducing, pitta reducing, and kapha reducing
Massage your GI tract upon waking

Practice for Spring:


Beets, beans, vinegar & greens acts as a laxative in spring, also cleanse the liver.
Pitta and Kapha can try one of our favorite formulas for Spring
- Liver and lymph cleanse
- Gallbladder tonic
- Bitter ghee
Vata may want to try this tea for Spring
- Turmeric & Fennel Tea
Practice for Fall:
Enjoy a cup of warm milk (dairy or non) with a pinch of ginger, cardamom and nutmeg before bed
Encourage good elimination by staying warm, relaxing the body and staying hydrated
Consider trying an enema cleanse, especially if you've done one before.

Modification for Vata:


Carrot ginger soup is a simple food that balances Vata
¼-½ tsp haritaki in hot water before bed, or applesauce with ginger and ghee as an evening
snack (or simply cooked apples for sour taste)
Favor root veggies - Carrots, sweet and white potatos are good for elimination

Modification for Pitta:


Triphala ¼-½ tsp in hot water at 8:30pm (at least 1 1/2 hrs after eating) or aloe vera gel. Dosage of
aloe vera gel is dependant upon the supplier.
Adding psyllium seed husk or chia seeds can be a helpful way to bulk up stools

Modification for Kapha:


1T of castor oil, 1/4tsp of powdered ginger every night for three days
- Alternatively, you can add triphala ¼ - ½ tsp to freshly boiled water and drink to promote colon
cleansing
When taking a laxative, stools should be slightly loose, not very loose or watery. If stools are very
loose, cut the castor oil back to ½ T or use triphala only.
DAY 4 - IMPROVE DIGESTION

What to add:
Add digestive spices like ginger, black pepper and turmeric to your cooking
Eat only until you are full
Find the digestive formula that’s right for you

Practice for Spring:


Avoid heavy foods like dairy
Favor bitters

Practice for Fall:


Favor easy to digest foods because your system is dry
- Soups and one pot meals, well-cooked foods

Modification for Vata:


Experiment with ½ tsp of hingvastak churna 30 min before meals. Vata benefits most from warmth.
Alternatively, you can add digestive spices like turmeric, black pepper and cinnamon on top of foods
Vata should use mild spices only, as well as incorporate sweet, sour and salty tastes
- Sweet - good quality oils (ghee, coconut)
- Sour - lemon, apple cider vinegar
- Salty - salt, seaweed, miso

Modification for Pitta:


Experiment with ½ tsp of avipattikar churna 30 min before meals. Or, use cooler spices like
cumin, fennel, or cardamom & garnish meals with cilantro and lime
Favor bitter taste
- Bitter greens like dandelion, nettles, spinach, kale
- Beets

Modification for Kapha:


Experiment with ½ tsp of trikatu before meals, or dry ginger tea
Digestive bitters - Or simply cardamom as a digestive
Favor pungent and bitter tastes
- Spices - cayenne, black pepper, chili powder, jalapeno, garlic, ginger
- Fresh bitter greens
DAY 5 - CLEANSE LYMPHATIC
SYSTEM
What to add:
Eat leafy green veggies
P & K can enjoy more salads
V can lightly steam their greens and add oil

Practice for Spring:


Dry out moisture using diuretics
Liver & lymph cleanse tea
Sip CCF tea (cumin coriander fennel) or hot water throughout day
Avoid daytime naps

Practice for Fall:


In fall, you want to build moisture because the season is dry. Remove diuretics. VP types can add
extra oil to food
- 1 T ghee for V
- 1 t coconut oil for P

Modification for Vata:


Vata already dry, so replace CCF with fresh ginger tea with lemon in spring
Instead of diuretics, add 1/2 tsp of equal mix of dashamoola, ashwagandha, and vidari for
strength building. As a food alternative in fall, enjoy bone broth or miso.
Vata should cleanse lymphatic system in fall, via oil massage and good elimination. Vata should
also nourish it with sweet taste.

Modification for Pitta:


Continue with aloe vera
Can also add 1/4c blueberry juice (high in antioxidants) for spring for liver health.

Modification for Kapha:


Saunas & sweat therapy via hot baths/showers are great for Kapha in spring.
Get your heart rate up.
Add brahmi and ginger to your tea and 10 drops of vinegar.
Favor stringent taste
- Raw salads, legumes, barley tea
SAMPLE CLEANSE RECIPES

CUMIN CORIANDER FENNEL TEA

GARLIC MILK

DRINKS BARLEY TEA

AMARANTH W/ APPLES, ALMONDS


& RAISINS FENNEL TEA

OATMEAL W/DATES & ALMONDS

KAPHA SUBSTITUTE:

BREAKFAST GRAPEFRUIT W/ HONEY


GINGER & CARDAMOM

APPLESAUCE W/ GINGER & GHEE

BAKED PEAR W/ CARDAMOM

KAPHA SUBSTITUTE:

SNACKS SLICED GRAPES W/ CILANTRO


& CAYENNE
SAMPLE CLEANSE RECIPES

CARROT SOUP W/ GINGER

BEET CLEANSE SOUP (BORSCHT)

LUNCH CAULIFLOWER & FENNEL BULB


W/ ROASTED PUMPLKIN SEEDS

KALE & CARROT SOUP W/


GINGER. FENNEL, & LIME

RAW ZUCCHINI NOODLES W/


BASIL & AVOCADO SAUCE

KAPHA SUBSTITUTE:

DINNER CABBAGE SOUP DIET

VATA REDUCING KITCHARI

BAKED PEAR W/ CARDAMOM PITTA REDUCING KITCHARI

KAPHA SUBSTITUTE:

KITCHARI
KAPHA SUBSTITUTE:

KAPHA REDUCING KITCHARI


SHOPPING LIST FOR
THE CLEANSE
Here is a list of items referenced in the 5 day cleanse. Additional ingredients may be needed
for the sample recipes at the end of this document.

FOR A SPRING CLEANSE:


YOU MAY NEED: Neti Pot Nasya Oil

OPTIONAL VATA OPTIONAL PITTA OPTIONAL KAPHA


SPRING CLEANSE KIT SPRING CLEANSE KIT SPRING CLEANSE KIT
- Liver and lymph - Rosewater - CCF
cleanse - Liver and lymph - Liver and lymph
- Gallblader tonic cleanse cleanse
- Triphala - Gallblader tonic - Gallbladder tonic
- Trikatu - Bitter ghee - Triphala
- Peppermint - Triphala - Trikatu
- CCF - Aloe vera gel - Brahmi / gotu kola
- Castor oil - Avipattikar churna - Peppermint
- Brahmi / Gotu kola - Castor oil

GROCERY LISTS:

VATA: PITTA: KAPHA:


- Ghee - Ghee - Ghee - Kale
- Lemon - Lime - Lemon - Lime
- Fresh ginger - Turmeric - Fresh ginger - Barley
- Turmeric - Black pepper - Turmeric - Carrot
- Black pepper - Fresh ginger - Black pepper
- Fennel - Blueberry juice - Barley
- Psyllium seed husk or - Sunflower oil
chia seeds - Mineral salt

*You may need kitchari ingredients as well. Please see the recipe section.
SHOPPING LIST FOR
THE CLEANSE
FOR A FALL CLEANSE:
YOU MAY NEED: Dry Brush Tongue Scraper Neti Pot Nasya Oil Kitchari Kit

OPTIONAL VATA OPTIONAL PITTA OPTIONAL KAPHA


FALL CLEANSE KIT FALL CLEANSE KIT FALL CLEANSE KIT
- Vata oil - Pitta oil - Kapha oil
- Chyavanprash - Bhringaraj oil - Brah mi / Gotu Kola
- Ashwagandha - Shatavari - Peppermint
- Haritaki - Triphala - Trikatu
- Dashamoola - Aloe vera gel - CCF
- Vidari - Avipattikar - Castor oil
- Bhringaraj oil churna
- CCF - Rosewater
- Hingvastak churna - CCF

GROCERY LISTS:

VATA: PITTA: KAPHA:


- Ghee - Ghee - Ghee
- Milk - Milk - Lemon
- Apple - Lime - Fresh ginger
- Lemon - Fresh ginger - Dry ginger
- Carrot - Dry ginger - Turmeric
- Garlic - Turmeric - Cinnamon
- Fresh ginger - Cinnamon - Nutmeg
- Dry ginger - Black pepper - Cardamom
- Cardamom - Cardamom - Black pepper
- Cinnamon - Nutmeg - Kale
- Nutmeg - Psyllium seed husk or - Carrot
- Black pepper chia seeds - Lime
- Mineral salt - Dates - Sunflower oil
- Turmeric - Coconut oil - Mineral salt
- Nuts - Blueberry juice - Barley
- Olive oil - Almonds
- Whole grains - Oats

*You may need kitchari ingredients as well. Please see the recipe section.
RECOMMENED READING LIST
MY BODY BOOK
Say goodbye to confusion about health with your personal Ayurveda body book, individually
formulated for you. Confidently choose food that restores your healthy glow, while you grow in
wisdom and balance.
Your body book brings everything you need to know about your body, imbalances, and diet
in one place, saving you time and energy. We use technology to zero in on and present you
with a book about you, only. Just $19.99!

GET THE BOOK

MY RECIPE BOOK
Imagine a book full of recipes tailored just for you! Cooking tasty food will be a breeze with
Your 'Personal' Recipe Book, individually formulated for your unique body type. You'll shine
with these healthy, vital, easy to prepare dishes. Step into a new & smarter you for only $19.99!

GET THE BOOK

BALANCE YOUR DIET IN A WEEK


Have you tried fad diets and other approaches to health that have let you down? Do you
feel confused about what advice to follow? Perhaps overwhelmed with the changes you're
being told to make?

Eight listen-at-home presentations (per Dosha - 24 in total) to individually balance your diet
based on your specific body type - Vata, Pitta, or Kapha. Get it now for just $34.99 - a $162
savings!

GET THE COURSE

EXPLORE YOUR HUNGER DIET BOOK


Explore Your Hunger is a journey through hunger in all its forms to help you eat happily,
healthfully and mindfully. From appetite to cravings, biology to emotional eating, this compre-
hensive guide demystifies your relationship to food using your own body as a guide. Explore
Your Hunger is a must for anyone who wants to understand eating. Just $18.73.

GET THE BOOK


CAUTION & LEGAL DISCLAIMER
The information presented from Joyful Belly Ayurveda, Inc. (the author) for this program are in
no way intended as medical advice or as a substitute for medical counseling. The information
is for educational purposes only. Please consult your physician before beginning this program.
Your physician should be aware of all medical conditions that you may have as well as the
medications and supplements you are taking. These statements in this program have not been
evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. The recommendations of this program are not
intended to diagnose or treat a medical condition.
The information here is based upon the personal experience or research of the author. This
information is shared with the understanding that you are responsible for your own health
and well being. You have a unique body and the action of each cleanse is unique and full of
variables. The result of any purgation suggested herein cannot always be anticipated and
never guaranteed. The author is not responsible for any adverse effects or consequences from
use of the information contained in this document, including due to errors, omissions, and
negligence.

The body may become severely depleted after a cleanse. Large amounts of toxins continue to
release many weeks after the cleanse causing buried emotions to surface. There are potential
complications not mentioned here. For these reasons, do not attempt cleansing on your own.
This cleanse is not for everyone. Instead, choose a cleanse that is right for you with the help of
your medical doctor.
In addition, do not do this cleanse if you have any of the following conditions: Tender
health or weakened state; excessively agitated or emotional; sharp pains or ulcers in the
abdomen or rectum; very poor digestion; recent fever; excessively over or under weight;
intestinal obstruction; bleeding; diarrhea; taking diuretics, pregnant or nursing mothers and
any other medical condition…