Our program is designed to be easy to follow and incorporates:
- a healthy eating plan combined with specifically selected supplements to support your liver and bowel detoxification pathways
- advice and tips to help you reduce the onslaught of toxins you experience on a daily basis
- detox support for kidneys, skin and lymphatic systems
- more recommendations to help “detox” your life, not just your body
A 21 day detox is a great way to give your body a “tune up” and encourage some new healthy habits.
This is not a fasting or juice cleanse detox. You will not go hungry. It is based around scientifically-supported “good for you” food and lifestyle practices. There are no weird foods or extreme measures.
Why 21 days?
The 21-day timeframe is achievable for most people. … not too short to be ineffective, long enough to see some change and start you on a healthier path, not so long as to be impossible.
It’s an ideal program to do once or twice a year to “spring clean” your health, revitalise your body and address any sneaky “bad” habits.
What makes this detox program special?
This is no “off-the-shelf” program that leaves you to your own devices or doesn’t “fit” your specific needs.
You will be guided through the program with a combination of face-to-face consultations, phone/skype check-ins and emails. Your naturopath will select the right supportive nutritional and herbal supplements for you and tailor the eating plan to suit your individual needs. This means you have every chance to get the best results possible.
And it’s not just about what you eat or what supplements you take. It also takes into account a whole bunch of other things that can cause a toxic build up.
What does the 21 day detox program include?
Your detox manual
You receive a comprehensive 39 page detox manual which includes heaps of helpful information to help you maximise the benefits of your detox.
It also includes meal plans for all three weeks, creative meal ideas as well as easy to follow, simple and delicious recipes based around fresh ingredients you can easily find in your supermarket. They include soups, curries, salads and dressings, breakfasts, stir-fries and casseroles.
Personal contact with your naturopath
Throughout the three weeks your naturopath will be in regular contact with you to answer your questions and keep you on track for maximum results. You should never feel like you are doing this alone. We are there to support you but also to keep you accountable and motivated.
Firstly you will have a face-to-face pre-detox consultation where we will take you through the program manual, answer any questions, select your supplements and carry out a pre-detox health assessment.
Throughout the three weeks we will have two skype or phone check-ins to track progress, help you plan ahead and answer any questions you might have.
Finally, at the end of the three weeks we will have a face-to-face post-detox assessment to review your results and plan for life after the detox so you aren’t just left wondering “what now?”
Along the way you can also contact your naturopath via email if you have any questions. For these consultations, we would normally charge in excess of $250.
Specially chosen supplements
We have selected the best practitioner-prescribed supplements to support you. Up to 7 nutritional and herbal supplements are included in your package.
These will be chosen for you during your pre-detox assessment once we have an understanding of your current health status and needs. They will be a combination of powders and tablets (and don’t worry, we have specifically chosen powders that taste good).
The value of the supplements is over $300.
The added extras
This detox is not just about food and supplements. It is designed to give your whole body (and mind) some much-deserved love and attention. So we have added in some specially chosen extras.
- An organic naturopath-formulated herbal tea combination to support lymphatic cleansing
- A pure castile soap/body wash from the Olive and Ash range
- A 100ml hand and body lotion of your choice from the Olive and Ash range (choose from Lavender and Sandlewood or Manuka Honey)
- A body brush
- A stainless steel 1L water bottle
These extras are valued at over $85.
What value do you place on your health? (the bottom line)
As you can see this is a comprehensive, integrated and personalised program but it is priced to make it accessible to as many people as possible. It’s a great way to get a taste of what naturopathic medicine is about (if you haven’t seen a naturopath before) or simply to kick-start your new healthier lifestyle.
New clients to LaVida Health
For first-timers to LaVida Health, your investment is $587. You pay a $150 deposit (at which time you will receive the program manual and the added extras which are yours to keep). The balance of $437 is payable at the time of the pre-detox consultation when you will receive all your supplements.
Special fee for loyal LaVida clients
For existing clients (i.e. we have seen you in the past 12 months) the fee for the detox is $528. You confirm your program with the $150 deposit (and you receive your manual and extras to keep) then pay the balance of $378 at the pre-detox consultation.
Special fee for repeat detoxers
If you have been through the program before our special fee is $398 ($120 deposit and balance of $278 at first consultation). This reduced fee takes into account that you already have your manual, water bottle and body brush but you still get everything else (and maybe a few little extras as a reward for putting the effort in to taking care of yourself).
If you would like the benefit of going through the program with a buddy, the fee for the program is $497 per person (deposit of $150 each, balance at pre-detox consultation). You will still be treated as individuals but your pre-detox and post-detox consultations will be joint consultations.
If you have a larger group in mind (maybe a work group, club, family or friends) please call the clinic on 03 9620 9503 and we will work out the fee for your group.
To start on your detox path, call the clinic on 03 9620 9503 or click the button below to email. We can answer your questions and get the ball rolling.
“NOW” is always a good time to improve your health!
Frequently Asked Questions about the detox program
How do I know if I would benefit from a detox?
Most, if not all of the people we see in our naturopathic clinic suffer stress, miss meals, eat-on-the-run, make less than healthy food choices, enjoy a drink occasionally and are generally exposed to toxins in the air they breath, the food they eat and the lives they live. As a consequence, our toxic load can overwhelm our ability to detoxify and our systems become burdened and backlogged. This can result in fatigue, headaches, menstrual problems, dull skin and more. It can also make you more susceptible to getting sick.
What results can I expect?
Is a detox program right for me?
Not everyone should jump into this program. That’s where your naturopath can advise you. For some people, a three week detox program might be too much. If you have particular health issues or you are taking certain prescription medication please speak to us first. We can tailor the program so that you can handle it or it may be that we need to take an alternate route to achieve a healthier you.
Will I feel sick on the detox?
This will all be discussed with you at the pre-detox consultation so you know what to expect and how to manage it.
What if I have a social engagement during the three weeks?
Obviously, it’s not ideal to pick a time when you have functions or extra commitments every second night but if you do break your detox once or twice that is not a deal-breaker. Just pick up where you left off. Let us know what you have coming up and we can help you plan for it.
What if I have specific dietary needs?
Do I have to exercise?
Strenuous exercise is discouraged for the duration of the detox as it actually produces extra toxins for your body to process.
If you like, you can add a 5 class yoga pass (valid for 12 months) to your detox program for the additional cost of only $85.
How often should I do the detox? How long will the benefits last?
Having said that, many of our clients like to do the detox a couple of times a year as a “tune- up” and a chance to “reset”. They might do it after an indulgent Christmas period or perhaps after a slow and sluggish winter. It’s really up to you and that’s why we offer a reduced fee for repeat detoxers.
Can I get the program cheaper if I don't want to do the consultations?
Feel free to contact us with any questions you might have.