There has been popular demand from friends and family to do a post on the Wild Rose Cleanse. Although Kristin and I are not experts, we have done the cleanse a couple times and we have always benefited from it.
Since I was very young I have suffered from eczema. At first I thought it was because I washed my hands too much and too often. I tried using creams without fragrances, gentle soaps and used many types of ointments. My eczema would not go away. I was introduced to the Wild Rose Detox from my younger sister, Erin. The first time I did the cleanse it was painful and hard. I didn’t see much results from the detox. I was grumpy and hungry. It was not until I moved out from my parent’s house that I did the detox again. This time my sister and I were very strict on what we ate. After doing this detox I noticed big changes in my eczema. It would clear up and wouldn’t come back for a couple months. Also my sugar cravings disappeared. It became routine for my sister and I to do a cleanse every couple of months when my eczema flared up. I knew my eczema had to do with my diet. I took note of foods that flared up my eczema: sugar, msg, alcohol and eggs. I avoided these things as much as I could. I also tried to incorporate the Wild Rose Diet philosophy into our daily diets: avoiding sugary foods, processed foods, and flours. I think it has helped tremendously with my eczema. I haven’t used cortisone cream in over a year and I rarely have flare ups. I have modified my diet even more and have a green smoothie daily and a tablespoon of raw apple cider vinegar. I believe it helps to have the smoothie and vinegar as it balances your pH in your body and prevents any Candida yeast buildup and helps build up good bacteria in your body. I don’t know if this works for everyone but I recommend that if you have eczema try to eliminate foods that make you flare up. Try doing a cleanse as I believe eczema is a sign that your liver is overworked and cannot remove the toxins from your body. The only way your body can eliminate it is through your skin.
Wild Rose Detox- 12 to 14 day diet
The Wild Rose follows a strict diet of 80% alkaline/basic or neutral foods and 20% acidic foods. There have been studies that acidic foods lead to cancer and other health problems. The Wild Rose Diet also removes sugars, fermented foods, and simple carbohydrates to help to reduce Candida yeast growth in your body. This diet helps to cleanse your body and remove the build up of toxins from our regular diets.
We use the book Herbal D-tox cookbook for cleansing, which you can purchase at a health food store. http://nutritionplus.com/store/product/1772/HERBAL-D-TOX-COOK-BOOK/
Here are the first few pages (and this is mostly what we use) http://nhe.net/healthfoodstoressalt/salt2.pdf
The book has many recipe ideas, but I found many of the recipes are not part of the 80% acceptable foods. Basically eat like you are on a simple vegan/vegetarian/pescetarian diet.
Start clearing the fridge of anything you can’t eat. Make lots of breakfast foods that you can reheat as we found it hard to make breakfast foods in the morning. Learn to make Almond milk as it is really hard to find any that does not contain yeast, cane sugar and other processed foods. You will live off of Almond milk! (I included a recipe for you at the end of the blog). Do not go out to eat unless you like watching your friends eat yummy food. Make extra dinner to have for lunch or breakfast. Buy a bottle of Braggs Soya Sauce. It will make a difference when you are cooking. It is the only soya sauce allowed since it is not fermented and does not contain wheat.
-left over dinner food
-1 cup coffee with almond milk
-millet and almond milk with cinnamon (cook like porridge)
-buckwheat and almond milk with cinnamon (cook like porridge)
-brown rice porridge made with almond milk and cinnamon
-for a treat, have oatmeal (once a week if other foods is from 80% column) or egg
-you can also add apples (since you are allowed 1 daily), frozen berries, almond butter, flax seeds and cinnamon to any of your porridges to make it sweeter.
-brown rice/potatoes/yams/squash as your starch
-fish- you can eat as much as you want.
-any vegetables are allowed.
– if you are making millet or buckwheat, make a combination with brown rice and cook in your rice cooker. This is an easy way to make them taste better.
-use the almond grounds from making almond milk to thicken soups and stews (may make your stews a funny creamy color)
-we made meals such as stews, fish curry, vegetable goulash, vegetable fried rice, vegetable stir fry, potato and leek casserole and lentil dahl
-you can make lemon and olive oil dressing or hummus dressing for your salads
-we also had soups with our meals – for the stock we found a organic vegetable stock that did not contain yeast.
-we treated ourselves to chicken once a week.
Foods to watch out for
-not allowed: any processed foods, pasta, breads, anything that is fermented (soya sauce, vinegar), any refined sugars, too much soy products, too much beans, peanuts, any processed flours, avoid Campbells stocks as they have yeast in them, dairy, mushrooms, tropical fruit, black tea, honey. This means no cakes or sweets!
-if you are buying soya milk or almond milk look for ones without cane sugar in the ingredients.
-although tofu is allowed, we avoid it as much as we can especially since it is processed.
Here is a simple recipe that you can make for the detox. This is my version of vegetarian chili. When designing a meal on this detox think from scratch and vegetarian. This recipe is great because it is all in one pot and you can make a lot to save for many meals.
Always prepare your ingredients before cooking. I always start cooking any dish by softening onions and then adding carrots and celery. Always add garlic later as it can burn easily and make your chili bitter.
I hate chopping jalapeno peppers because it makes my hands burn!Cook until all ingredients are soft. This takes about 5 minutes.
If you are using canned beans, make sure you are buying ones that are low in sodium. Also make sure you rinse them to remove extra sodium and to rinse the gook off. Rinsing also helps to remove the stuff that causes gas.
You can always add quinoa to any recipe. It is a great source of protein especially on a vegetarian diet. When the grain becomes translucent, it is cooked! They look kind of like alien eggs.
These bowls were made by my baby sister, Erin. So pretty! If you are not on the detox, you can serve this with cheese and bread. Yum.
Vegetarian Chili (makes about 6-8 servings)
Prep time: 20 min Cook time: 1 hour
- 1 small onion, chopped
- 2 garlic cloves minced
- 2 ribs celery diced
- 1 large carrot diced
- 1 zucchini chopped
- 2 bunches or vine ripe tomatoes, chopped
- 2 jalapeno peppers diced
- 1 yellow pepper, chopped
- 1 can kidney beans, rinsed (can used dry)
- 1 cup frozen corn
- 1 cup uncooked quinoa rinsed
- cilantro, chopped
- chili powder to taste
- salt, pepper to taste
- olive oil for cooking
Chop and prepare all ingredients. Make sure that you rinse the canned beans. In a heavy pot, cook onions in some olive oil until translucent. Add carrots, celery, and garlic and cook for about 3-4 minutes. You want to start softening them. Add the tomatoes, jalapeno, pepper and zucchini. Bring the mixture to a boil and then turn down to a simmer. Add chili powder to taste. Most recipes ask for about 1 tablespoon but I find that I need to add about 2 or 3 tablespoons to mine. Add the beans, quinoa, and corn to the pot. Simmer mixture for about 45 minutes. Taste the mixture. Add salt and pepper to taste. Just before serving mix in the cilantro.
Recipe for almond milk from http://vegetarian.about.com/od/rawfoodsrecipes/r/almondmilk.htm
1 cup raw almonds
3 cups water
Soak 1 cup of almonds overnight in water. Discard the water. (Soaking is supposed to help remove this chemical that prohibits the absorption of the nutrients)
Blend the almonds with 3 cups of water until smooth. Strain the mixture through a strainer or cheese cloth. You can refrigerate for 3 to 4 days.
You can keep the almond pulp and make almond cheese from it or almond hummus.
Check out other recipes on our blog https://eatitnoworeatitlater.com/recipe-list/
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Nice bowls Erin…. I love them! Thanks for all of the nice recipes also. Me I love a good cabbage soup fix a couple of times a week…. does it for me.
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Thanks. My sister and I have been blogging for about 3-4 years.
Great article. I will be dealing with many
of these issues as well..
1st time on wild rose. I will definitely use your recipes. Thank you!
Thanks Trudy. If you need advice let me know!
Doesn’t it say “if it’s not on the list you can’t eat it”? Zucchini is not on the list
Hi Ana, I know it says that if the item is not on the list then it isn’t usually allowed. However if the item is a vegetable I am pretty sure that it is always going to be allowed. Just try to eat tons of veggies and avoid processed foods. If there is something you are unsure of just avoid it for the detox.
I’m going through the ingredients for the Vegetable Chili and there is no “base”. Did an ingredient get left out, like vegetable stock? How are you supposed to boil this when there is really nothing to boil? How does the quinoa get cooked?
Oops I must have missed something in this recipe. When I am doing the wild rose detox I would just add some water. If you are not then you can add veggie stock or a can of tomatoes. The quinoa should just cook in the liquid from the chili. Just rinse and toss in.
I cannot believe sugar is recommended after doing a detox to help the body
I would say fruit and natural sweeteners are healthy for you. Just stay away from white sugar. I only eat coconut sugar, maple syrup, honey and fruit. As long as you are being smart, it is ok to treat yourself once in a while because your mental well being is what will make you a stronger person.
I completed a 12 day cleanse with a semi-professional body detox center many years ago: My extreme spring allergies disappeared. It was a miracle and I was able to sleep again. No more trying to sleep sitting up to try to prevent nasal drainage going down my throat causing infection and even pneumonia type sickness a couple of times and not having to over load my body with antihistamines was such a relief.
My allergies returned after 4 years. Since I started doing the Wild Rose Detox every October and April I was able to cure myself of these allergies once again. But I do it “hard core” my allergies can get so bad I have too…I eat apples, almonds and drink as much herbal teas and water as I can for 12 days. I start to become dehydrated after 6 days as the laxaherb makes me go 4 times a day minimum immediately after day 1. I keep the water intake going as much as possible. The dehydration/dry skin recovers easily in about 2 days after the detox is over and introducing a good brand of and type of probiotics on day 13 is highly recommended.
I do not recommend this strategy for the faint of heart or if you have a low will power and high addictions for the processed and carb foods…..you won’t make it…you are much better off to follow the Wild Rose diet and very strongly suggest to sticking to the most recommended foods only ….don’t cheat with the acceptable foods.
Another note: I have not gotten the flu and I have not had the flu shot since taking the Wild Rose twice a year.
Wild Rose Detox – A really Great Clean Diet, and thanks for the recipe info.
Wild Rose Detox – A really Great Home Remedy Body Detox
Wow that is amazing. I really need to start this detox regularly again but yes it is hard. Thanks for the tips.
I also use this detox immune booster drink recipe and I think it is also why I no longer or rarely get sick.
I don’t use this detox drink while on the Wild Rose Detox
Detox Immune Booster Drink Recipe Ingredients
Apple Cider Vinegar: is full of enzymes and good bacteria. It contains acetic acid, which has been shown to lower blood pressure up to 6 percent. It can also help eat up the starches if you do eat grains in your diet. (I use Bragg – Apple Cider Vinegar or other unfiltered brands.)
Lemon juice: helps balance blood sugar and has an alkaline effect on your body helping to regulate PH. It also contains vitamin C.
Cinnamon: is one of the best antioxidants on the planet. It’s one of the best herb/spice for balancing blood sugar.
Cayenne pepper has been shown to drop blood pressure, increase metabolism.
I also add Tumeric to this drink as it is also a great antioxidant and is also a known natural anti-inflammatory ingredient for muscles and joints, upset stomach etc and also known for lowering BP. Same for Ginger
Raw unpasteurized honey
It is recommended to consume this drink 2-3 times daily 20 minutes before meals for two weeks, then consuming it one time a day before breakfast or lunch.
Detox Drink Recipe
Total Time: 2 minutes
• 1 glass of hot water (12-16 oz.)
• 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
• 2 tablespoons lemon juice
• 1/2-1 teaspoon ground ginger
• ½ – 1 teaspoon Cinnamon
• 1 dash Cayenne Pepper
• ½ – 1 teaspoon Tumeric
• 1 teaspoon raw honey
1. Warm / boil the water.
2. Mix all the dry ingredients together and let steep for 5 minutes
3. Add apple cider vinegar and the lemon juice
4. Best served warm but drink at desired temperature.
5. Stir vigorously before each drink / sip – because the ingredients will quickly settle to the bottom of the cup/glass
Oooh sounds intense. I need to try this. Thx