Cleanse versus Detox Differences from Holistic Health Care


Especially at this time of year, we hear these two words a lot - "cleanse" and "detox", and they are often used interchangeably. But they're not the same, and their goals for you differ. Let's take a look!

They both can offer a jumpstart to health, weight loss and increased energy, and are desirable when you want to lose weight, boost brain function, lower inflammation and fight cravings. But how are they different?


  • Typically focus on digestive health

  • Employ a diet of clean healthy foods that are light and nutrient-dense

  • Help give the digestive system a rest and reset

  • Help fight bloating

  • Support bowel regularity

  • Eliminate common allergens like dairy and gluten - can help source issues


  • A systemic approach to toxin removal

  • Leaves you feeling refreshed, restored and revitalized

  • Works on a deep cellular level

  • A proper program will take you through all three phases of liver detoxification - toxin release, neutralization and elimination

  • Better mental clarity

  • Hunger and cravings subside

  • Hormones rebalance

A combination of regular detoxes (4x/year) with periodic cleanses in between, will help offset the constant exposure to polluted air, pesticides, furniture off-gassing, synthetic materials and chemical-laden beauty, home and personal care products. That's why Restore Holistic Health also offers personal self care and home cleaning alternatives to help fight some of the exposure we're subject to everyday.

It can also start you on the path of healthy eating and better habits including staying hydrated, consuming less salt, getting active, and following an antioxidant-rich diet.

And of course, if you're not sure if a Detox or Cleanse is right for you, let's get on a free call together and I'll help you decide.