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FAQ

How do I know if I need to do a “detox”?
A lot of common conditions we live with and have accepted as part of “life” or part of aging could very well be related with toxic overload, these include:

  • fatigue
  • dull looking skin
  • poor memory and concentration
  • irritability
  • overweight and difficulty in losing weight
  • muscle soreness and stiff joints
  • allergies and poor immunity
  • PMS
  • infertility in both men and women
  • compromised digestion (gas, bloatedness)
  • constipation – having one or less bowel movements a day

As all urban dwellers have been exposed to estrogenic toxins in our daily life that affect our hormones, detoxification is highly recommended for both men and women preparing to be parents. For women, you are highly recommended to detoxify ideally 6 months before conception.

Our signature program is a “detox” as well as a “wellness” program that includes education that empowers you long-term.

What are the benefits of a properly administered detoxification programme?
  • increased energy
  • clearer and healthier looking skin
  • weight loss for those who are overweight
  • improved mood and mental functioning
  • improved senses, e.g. taste (one can enjoy food without artificial flavouring or strong seasoning), eyesight (one may find they can see better after a detox – in Chinese health system, liver and the eyes are connected in one system)
  • improved digestion and nutrient assimilation
  • improvement of health complaints e.g. allergies, aches and pains, digestive complaints and so on
  • improved immunity
  • elimination/reduction of cravings for unsupportive foods (e.g. coffee and sugar)
  • motivation to jumpstart a healthier lifestyle
Does detox mean fasting? Can I just eat less and “detox”? Why do I need a proper detox programme?
While fasting with liquid has been performed since ancient times, but times have changed and the average person’s toxic load has dramatically increased in recent decades. Fasting or any low calorie diet poses stress to the adrenals (and most of us have fatigued adrenals from use of stimulants like sugar, caffeine and alcohol, as well as daily stress), and also makes weight loss harder in the long run. Most toxins are fat soluable and “eating less” or fasting releases them very quickly into the blood stream. If they do not get neutralised effectively by the liver (when it is not supported by sufficient nutrients), juice fasting may actually do more harm than good, especially if you do not take rest.

(Click here to read more about the difference between fasting and our detox program)

Our programs include health assessment and customized recommendation, and do NOT involve starvation and a calorie restricted diet.

Can I go to work doing your detox programme?
While going to work on a calorie restricted diet is not advisable as it’s stressful for the adrenals, our program allows your blood sugar to be maintained at healthy levels because you eat frequently and there is no starvation. Our clients are often surprised how much they can eat and the high energy levels they enjoy on our programs. Most of our clients are working people or busy home makers, and our program was designed for “busy people”.
Will one lose weight on the i-Detox program? How much can I lose? How do I keep the weight off?
From our experience, most of those who have excess weight have naturally lost from 2 to 15 lbs (1 to 7kgs) in approximately 9 to 14 days from our signature Superfood Detox program. Many have continued with a gentler form of the program to achieve their weight loss and health goals without any starvation.

The reduced food cravings and increased awareness makes keeping the weight off easy beyond the detox programme. Restoring the ideal weight is a natural result of our metabolism returning to the optimal. Our program has been a turning point for many in kickstarting a new and positive direction for their wellbeing, as our many testimonials have testified.

What if I don’t want/need to lose weight?
Detox and weight loss is not the same. From our experience, if you are not overweight, you would not lose significant amount of weight or any weight at all. If you do your body should regain weight quickly to restore to its optimal state after the program. In fact, if you are underweight due to poor nutrient absorption and assimilation or nutrient depletion, the program can kickstart your gradual weight and muscle gain.
If I am slim can I benefit from the i-Detox program?
Detox is not just for those who have visible excess fat. A slim person can still have toxins stored in their visceral fat (fat located near the internal organs and thus “invisible”). There are different body types that distribute fat differently. Fasting and a low-calorie diet is definitely not recommended for you.
I have a “cold” constitution according to chinese medicine. I’ve been told not to eat any raw food. Will I benefit from your program?
The differentiation between “cold” and “hot” body constitutions is not as simplistic as it sounds. First off, uncooked foods are not always “cooling”. And our program is not all about eating “raw” food and is in fact very nourishing. People who have been told not to eat any “raw” food have benefitted from it, as they have learnt how to make their diet work for them, which is a balanced diet that fits their needs. (We do not advocate a one-size-fit-all raw vegan diet.) If you are in doubt, come to our public intro to understand this better and make your choice. Or contact us to discuss.
I really like your program and want to get my friends and family to do it with me, do we get a discount?
Thank you for spreading the word and making a positive difference in other’s health! You can consider our public group program (priced at HK$2900 all inclusive) or a private group program, which are both offered at more attractive prices compared to the original private one-on-one program.  See here for description of the programs and prices (at the end of the page).

Once you become our VIP member (by committing to our detox program or meeting the spending requirement), you receive $300 store credits for everyone you directly refer.

How will my privacy be protected?
All your health information provided are treated with strict confidence and all our staff have signed NDA. If you join our public group detox program, then of course, we will be discussing everyone’s health concerns in the group. If you prefer to have privacy about discussion of your health concerns, we recommend you to book a private consultation instead. The testimonials on our website are provided by our happy clients and customers who have kindly offered to share their personal experience publicly for the benefit of those who have not had their experience with us.
Who should NOT do the i-Detox program?
Generally, if you are still growing or if you are over 70, a detox is not advisable. (However our program is by nature much more nourishing than a traditional cleanse and can be adapted.)

If you are pregnant or lactating, you can benefit from a nutritional “upgrade” rather than our standard “detox” program.

To both of the above situations, you may consider booking for a private nutritional and lifestyle consultation instead.

If you are suffering from diseases, we will need to consider your situation and may recommend you to the appropriate health practitioner(s) that may help you more specifically.

All in all, do not hesitate to contact us and we can help you decide if we can serve you and how.

Information shared on this website is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent disease.
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