Why We Don't Recommend Coffee During Our Detox Programs

While cleansing, prioritize hydration and explore other nourishing alternatives to best support your detoxification journey.

There are a few reasons why Dr. Junger designed the Clean detox programs to exclude coffee. One is because regular coffee is usually loaded with pesticides or toxic chemicals. But, more than that, coffee is generally just harsh on our gut.


Coffee and Acidity: 

Coffee is inherently acidic in nature. When we consume coffee, it can disrupt the body's pH balance, potentially leading to a more acidic state. Maintaining a slightly alkaline environment in our bodies is a key element to promoting better health and digestion. 

During a 7-Day or 21-Day Cleanse Program, the goal is to support the body's natural detoxification processes, and excessive acidity can hinder these efforts. By eliminating coffee, we allow the body to regain its natural balance and optimize the detoxification process. 

Impact on Cortisol Levels: 

Caffeine is a stimulant that can have various effects on our body, including cortisol release. Cortisol is a hormone associated with stress response, and elevated levels can have negative impacts on our health and well-being. 

During a cleanse, we strive to reduce stress and support the body's relaxation and healing processes. By avoiding coffee, we can prevent unnecessary cortisol spikes and create a more conducive environment for detoxification. 

Dehydration Concerns: 

One of the main reasons to avoid coffee during a cleanse is its dehydrating effects. Coffee is a diuretic, which means it increases urine production and can lead to fluid loss from the body. Proper hydration is essential for the elimination of toxins and overall health. By consuming coffee, especially in large quantities, we risk depleting our body's water content, hindering the detoxification process. It's important to prioritize water and other hydrating beverages during this time, such as Matcha

Decaf - Not the Ideal Alternative:

Some may consider switching to decaffeinated coffee as an alternative to their routine while on cleanse. However, it's important to note that decaf isn't without its drawbacks. 

The decaffeination process often involves the use of harmful chemicals such as methylene chloride or ethyl acetate to extract caffeine from the beans. These chemicals can leave residue and may not align with the goals of being on a cleanse program. 



While coffee is a beloved beverage for many, it's best to set it aside during your Cleanse. For more information, Cleanse-approved swaps, and other questions, consider booking a free 20-minute session with one of our Wellness Coaches! 

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