Pre-cleanse Dietary Guidelines
We advise that you to do a minimum of a week pre-cleanse before arriving at Orion. A good pre-cleanse insures an easier fast, and will prepare your body for the full fasting program. If the body has been on a good pre-cleansing program, the first few days of your Detox will be much easier, as the body will have gradually been prepared. This will increase the effectiveness of the cleanse.
A pre-cleanse diet changes the body’s PH from acid to alkaline. While cleansing it is the high acidity levels in the body that are responsible for symptoms such as headache, nausea, and aches in joints.
Acid Forming Foods:
Animal foods – meat, eggs, dairy – processed and refined foods, yeast products, fermented foods, grains, artificial-sweeteners, fruit, and sugars are acidifying, as are alcohol, coffee, chocolate, black tea, and sodas.
Alkaline Forming Foods:
Vegetables, this includes a few that are technically fruits: avocado, tomato, and bell peppers. Watermelon, Mangoes, Papayas, dates, figs, melons, grapes, kiwi, apples, pears, grapefruit and raisins. Sprouted seeds, nuts, and some grains (millet, buckwheat, and spelt). Raw foods are more alkalizing, while cooked food is more acidifying. The body needs to have a pH neutral range in order to function properly. Constant consumption of high acidic food and drinks will in time damage your health in general.
Foods to avoid during your pre-cleanse:
- Meat and all animal proteins, including eggs
- Bread & complex carbohydrates
- Dairy (with the exception of live yogurt)
- White sugar & white flour
- Carbonated drinks, Caffeinated tea & coffee
- Heavy or rich food / Fried or processed foods
- Alcohol, drugs, cigarettes
Begin to developing an awareness of the foods that you are eating in the weeks prior to your detox.
While on your pre-cleanse eat mainly fruit and veggies, preferable raw, “live” foods. Sticking to a diet of fruit, steamed veggies, soups and salads perhaps with a few nuts, yogurt, or tofu and grains such as quinoa, millet or other whole grains added. Salads should be made with simple dressings (lemon, olive oil, apple cider vinegar).
Drinking a minimum of 3 to 4 liters of good quality filtered or mineral water each day before your fast is a powerful way to begin the flushing process in the body.
Please made the necessary food preparations for your travel to and from Orion Healing Center. We recommend that you travel with some dried fruit/ Muesli bars and pre-order (this needs to be done 48 hours prior to the flight) a fruit plate for your on flight meal.
Pre-Cleanse at Orion SPA center, Koh Phangan, Thailand
We recommend that you take advantage of our free liver cleanse during your pre-cleanse. For 2 days prior to you detox (1 day for those on a 3.5 day detox) we will help your pre-cleanse by giving you two Liver flush drinks each day. The Liver flush drinks made of freshly squeezed lemon and orange juice, extra virgin olive oil, garlic & ginger.
The benefit of arriving at the center is the liver flush and the availability of suitable pre-cleanse food. We recommend a raw food diet during pre-cleanse, this can be can be ordered from the center.
Please note that food and accommodation during your pre-cleanse days are at extra cost.
The 2 day pre-cleanse at Orion is optional, and it’s free. It prepares the body for the cleanse, balances the alkaline in the body and also makes the detox process easier. Please note that check in is one day prior to the detox program to allow for time need time to go through the program and to allow you to settle in. This generally means that you will also benefit from at least one day of pre-cleanse at Orion. Cleansers that prepare adequately for the detox have easier cleanses.
Please arrive to Orion for the pre-cleanse on an empty stomach. If you will only be arriving in the late afternoon you may eat a light breakfast consisting of fruit, salad or dried fruits only.