Detox & Cleanse FAQ

What makes Deer Lake Lodge & Spa different?

Intermittent Fasting is in the spotlight and we agree BODY, MIND and SPIRIT must be in balance to live optimally. But it is the synergistic action of everything working together that makes the Deer Lake Lodge & Spa program so valuable. It all complements each other and you get great results quickly!

In four days, your life can change. The cleansing may be physical, but the results are profound. People may come to Deer Lake Lodge & Spa to get healthier or lose weight, but they leave with a renewed sense of energy and enlightenment. When your body is relieved from the burden of digestion, it transfers elimination mode. This usually occurs within first 24 hours.

Will I lose weight?

Our guests lose an average of one to three pounds per day, depending on their individual metabolisms. (Men often lose more quickly.) While not designed for weight loss, the release of toxic waste and the effect on your metabolism stimulates weight loss. The program is designed for the elimination of toxins – items that make the body feel bad.

Why should I fast?

Our intermittent fasting is a quick, powerful way to cleanse the body and help strengthen the body against illness and disease. It gives the digestive system a rest and frees energy to power-up our elimination organs and to promote healing if you are recovering from or trying to prevent illness.

Is Fasting Safe?

Strict forms of fasting can be very hard on the system. The Deer Lake Lodge & Spa program is designed to support the vital organs and ensures that your body receives excellent nutrition and hydration.

I have never fasted before, what happens if I get hungry?

Until your body switches to “releasing mode” you may feel hunger pangs. Drink every 30-60 minutes to satisfy the body’s need for intake. If you are still hungry, we can add another drink (remember the drinks are liquid nutrition). We customize our program to assist you with becoming a healthier you.

Will I be hungry?

Typically, no. We have psychological addiction to food not just physical. So many emotions are tied to the event of eating. Usually these emotions fade after a day.

What are the liquids I will be given and how often?

You will be drinking every 30-60 minutes from the moment you arise to the moment you go to sleep; here are some of the liquids:

  • Organic vegetable juices

  • Lemon mint water

  • Nutritional supplements

  • Vegetable soup daily

  • Barley greens, Spirulina, wheat grass, chlorophyll

  • Berry Detox and Green Tea

  • Scrub powder drink mixed with olive oil

  • Natural laxatives to regulate your body

  • Food enzymes

  • Probiotics

  • Power greens

What results can I expect in four days from Deer Lake Lodge & Spa?

Common results upon departure at Deer Lake Lodge & Spa include: increased energy, increased mental clarity, bright eyes, clearer skin and improved sleep. People also tend to reduce their dependencies on sugar, caffeine, nicotine, and other substances which have been blocking their body from functioning at its optimal capacity.

What classes are available to me?

All classes are complimentary. These include classes to provide an understanding of your digestive and cleansing system, cooking healthier, organic shopping habits, cooking healthy, creating a healthier kitchen and even selecting healthier options when dining out. Other classes are yoga and Life Enhancement Consultant classes.

What about food for traveling home?

Deer Lake Lodge prepares a vibrant green salad to take on the plane or eat prior to departure.

When I leave do I go back to the way I was?

After you cleanse your body, the cravings for such things as sugars, fried foods, cigarettes and most toxic food will lessen or disappear. It becomes much easier to maintain a healthy diet. Also, you’ll be leaving Deer Lake Lodge & Spa five or more pounds lighter because of released toxins, elevated energy levels and increased stamina.

What if I am on medications?

We recommend you consult with your physician. The program will not interfere with your medications or medical conditions. During the reservation process you are asked to complete a health questionnaire, assisting Deer Lake Lodge & Spa in appraising your physical condition. Get your doctor’s approval.

How do I get ready for the program?

We recommend a pre-fast for three to four days prior to your arrival. Eat lightly – fruit, raw and steamed vegetables, vegetable juices and herbal teas. Take two tablespoons of olive oil prior to bedtime, drink eight oz. of prune juice or eat prunes or herbal laxative or laxative teas nightly.

AVOID: Potatoes, bananas, all grains, nuts, pasta, meat, cheese, dairy, any white flour products, processed food and eliminate caffeine and alcohol.

How do you help balance my body?

The body’s ability to eliminate and maintain proper balance can be disrupted through problems and negative patterning. The Deer Lake Lodge & Spa program offers a variety of classes and experiences directed at balancing the mind, psyche and spirit including:

  • Life Enhancement Consultants, focusing on diet, energy, health, spirit and other classes, and are available to book private personalized sessions to help you work on your own issues.

  • Yoga classes open your energy and elevate your spirit by gentle stretching and assuming postures.

  • Meditation is achieved in a variety of ways, including the use of sound and deep breathing to quiet the mind.

  • Breath work – an ancient method of breathing deeply, moving beyond the ego and reaching a place of clarity.