The 8-Day Cleanse

The 8-Day Cleanse is a reset program designed to bring you a welcome relief from everyday inflammatory foods. Taking a pause or a break from foods you consume every day can bring you contrast and clarity. If you are consuming a certain food on a day-to-day basis that is creating chronic inflammation, then a break from this food can begin to diminish symptoms. As you become clearer on which foods are creating symptoms of ill health, it can be easier to keep these foods out of your life completely. The 8-Day Cleanse is a simple reset program to jumpstart your way out of unhealthy habits that are keeping you sick and tired.

What is The 8-Day Cleanse? 

The 8-Day Cleanse is an eight day detox program that can be followed for 8 days, 32 days, or longer if needed. Each meal plan comes in increments of four days. This program is free of all refined and processed foods, gluten, dairy, sugar, corn, soy, eggs, red meat, alcohol, refined oils, and flour. If you have been consuming these foods for a long period of time, perhaps for your entire life, then a break from them all can give you an immense amount of contrast. You will begin to experience what it feels like consuming a diet free of these food groups, while consuming an array of anti-inflammatory whole foods. 

If you experience any of these symptoms, then The 8-Day Cleanse may benefit you:

  • digestive complaints (bloating, nausea, loose stools)
  • multiple food allergies
  • hormonal imbalances
  • sleep disturbances
  • obesity
  • weight loss resistance
  • acne
  • chronic fatigue
  • chronic pain
  • joint pain
  • arthritis
  • psoriasis
  • eczema
  • anemia
  • migraines
  • depression
  • infertility
  • muscle cramping
  • restless leg syndrome
  • blood sugar dysregulation

How To Do The 8-Day Cleanse:

You'll want to spend a few days cleaning out your refrigerator and freezer, planning your meals, and shopping for groceries. It is important to remove old and rancid cooking oils, nuts, seeds, and grains. Begin by stocking your pantry with several staple foods such as extra virgin olive oil, avocado oil, organic brown rice and black rice, chickpeas, lentils, black beans, fresh nut and seed butters, coconut milk, and organic jarred tomato products. Stock your freezer with organic berries, ground chicken and turkey, and wild fish. Stock your refrigerator with fresh, raw nuts and seeds (use glass mason jars for storage), and fresh organic produce. It is best to shop for four days at a time. This way your meat, fish, and fresh produce stay fresh. Keep a few jars of soup, cooked meats, and simple snacks on hand to curb cravings during the cleanse. As you cut out foods you may be very attached to, like gluten, dairy or sugar, you may experience strong cravings for these foods. It is important to have replacement foods on hand to stay on track. Follow this plan for 8 days. As you feel better, you may want to continue on the plan for another 8 to 16 days. The longer you follow the diet, the more results you'll begin to see. Start by using some of our pre-made meal plans to plan your meals and grocery shop for needed ingredients. 

Foods Eliminated on the 8-Day Cleanse:

  • Gluten (wheat, rye, barley, spelt)
  • Dairy (cow, goat, and sheep milk and their products)
  • Soy (edamame, tofu, tempeh, soy sauce, soy beans)
  • Corn (cornmeal, masa, corn on the cob, corn flour, popcorn, corn syrup)
  • Eggs (duck and chicken eggs)
  • Flour (all gluten-free and grain-free flours too)
  • Red Meat (beef, pork, lamb, elk, bison)
  • Sugar (all forms of sugar except for small amounts of raw honey and pure maple syrup)
  • Alcohol 
  • Refined Oils (sunflower, safflower, canola, grapeseed, vegetable oil, corn oil)

Foods Included on The 8-Day Cleanse:

  • Wild Fish and Seafood
  • Poultry (chicken, turkey, wild game birds)
  • Legumes (except soy)
  • Whole Grains (except gluten and corn)
  • Fresh Vegetables
  • Fresh Fruits
  • Raw nuts and seeds (as fresh as possible to avoid rancidity) 
  • Healthy fats such as extra virgin olive oil, avocado oil, and coconut oil
  • Vinegars (apple cider, brown rice, balsamic made without sugar)
  • Small amounts of pure maple syrup, raw honey, and fresh dates (as a treat on occasion)
  • Small amounts of anti-inflammatory juices such as unsweetened cranberry juice, blueberry juice, and pomegranate juice
  • Green tea and matcha
  • Herbal teas without added flavorings
  • Small amounts of dark chocolate (preferably made with coconut sugar)

How do I start The 8-Day Cleanse? 

  1. Become a Nourishing Meals® member now to get access to all of the recipes and meal planning tools.
  2. Add The 8-Day Cleanse when setting up your diet profile or in the recipe search. Include any other foods intolerances you may have, then start adding recipes to your meal planner. 
  3. Join our Nourishing Meals Community Facebook Group to get notified with new recipes and more! Everyone is welcome. 
Plan Length Actions

8-Day Cleanse Plan 1

4 days

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8-Day Cleanse Plan 2

4 days

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