This is a guide to regular weekend and 7 day detox programs.

As we start to re-tox as soon as we complete a detox program, detox needs to be done on a regular basis.

Detox is always followed by “Retox“. It is a cyclical process, where a period of fasting/detox is followed by a period of feasting and the accompanying Retox, where even with the best of natures foods, the basic process of metabolism creates toxins in our bodies.

A complete detox program includes a 1 day a week, weekend and 7 Day detox elements.

The 7 Detox Cleanse Program described below is the most important, it should do once or twice a year.

If you follow this path, it will soon become the normal way of life for you. Just as you regularly clean your house, wash your skin and brush your teeth, you start to regularly cleanse your body from the inside.



1 Day a Week water fast

A simple detox program involves just drinking pure Ionized Water one day a week, and nothing else. You can squeeze fresh lemon juice to it to get even more benefits.

For example, you could leave Mondays as a day for this water fast. Keep in mind as you do this that the water will hydrate and flush out the toxins from your body for you, so drink lots of water and nothing else and let it do the work of cleansing your cells.

People that do this regularly find that the body seems to start the detox process on the Sunday, as it knows what is coming and starts to look forward to being able to do the house clean.

The body wants to cleanse itself, but since we keep eating all the time, it can’t do this because the top priority for the body is to process the food that we consume.

Doing this on a weekly basis will make a huge difference to your general health.


Weekend Detox Retreats

Once or twice a month you could do a Weekend Retreat with us, where you again drink lots of pure ionized water, but you can supplement it with potent raw vegetable juices, fruit and mostly raw, nutritious food.

Fresh fruit and raw vegetable juice fasts are also very effective cleansers and can be used during any detox program. Raw carrot juice mixed with raw beetroot juice is overall the most therapeutic.

A weekend of mostly fresh raw juice, raw food and ionized water is great for your health. Ionized water has the ability to quickly penetrate deeply into your cells and tissues and remove the lodged poisons.


7-Day Detox Program

The 7-Day Detox and Cleanse Program is a life changing, euphoric experience, and will provide you with the inspiration to take new measures with your eating habits and relationship to food.


The seven day fasting and colon cleansing program is an integrated system of self purification that combines the benefits of fasting, fibrous intestinal cleansers, nutritional supplements and daily colon irrigation’s.

It is a complete program of blood and tissue detoxification that rejuvenates each and every organ, gland, tissue and cell in the body.

It takes exactly seven days to cleanse the entire blood stream by fasting, and it requires seven days to thoroughly rid the lymph system of toxins

The Tao of Health, Sex, and Longevity

Daniel Reid

Seven days without food might seem a challenge, but actually – it’s not!

The special supplements which ensure that you won’t get hungry during your fast and cleanse!

It’s a pleasure to give your body this clean out and you’ll feel amazing afterwards.



Why should I do the 7 day cleanse?

To clean your house from the inside.

Our body constantly manufactures waste products from normal digestion and metabolism. It uses the skin, lungs and the colon to remove these waste products. The skin, colon and lungs are the most important elimination channels of the body.

When these elimination channels become clogged or inefficient, digestive and metabolic waste cannot be fully removed, which impair the normal functions of the body.There is a knock on effect on the entire body. The 100 trillion cells in our body are unable to remove the waste that they produce, resulting in all kinds of health issues.

All the organs and systems of the body are compromised, including the blood, kidney, liver, heart, the lymphatic system, the immune system, brain function, sexual function and general vitality.

Years of poor eating habits, pollution, stress and sedentary life styles make the situation much worse. This results in the body manufacturing fat cells to store the waste, and the blood and cell tissues holding toxic substances, and the colon becoming clogged with waste fecal matter.

As VE Irons explained, “Death starts in the colon“.

In the colon this waste fecal mater is stored in the countless folds along the length of the colon wall. It then rots there for years and years. This material is very toxic and it seeps into the blood stream through the colon wall. The process is called auto-intoxication or self-poisoning.


Low energy, fatigue and a whole host of symptoms and disease are caused by self-poisoning. This also rapidly speeds the ageing process. The cells begin to die from the acid waste that they cannot fully eliminate.

In addition, the cells are constantly bombarded with more nutrient deficient, hard to digest “food” to process, resulting in more and more waste.

This is like a house that is never cleaned, where rubbish just accumulates all over the place, and more rubbish gets added to it everyday. The simple solution would be to take time out to house clean. The same applies to your body.

If you feel your digestive and elimination channels are sluggish, if you’re low in energy or you already have disease symptoms then a 7 day colon cleanse programme would be an effective way to help your body heal itself.


This is how Daniel Reid described it:

The first day is simple. It takes at least 24 hours for the body to commence detoxification and start pouring toxins into the bloodstream for elimination.

The second & third days are the most difficult. By then your bloodstream will be carrying up to ten times its normal load of toxins, as the entire body excretes accumulated poisons into the blood for disposal. You will feel weak, fatigued, stiff, light-headed and perhaps nauseous, much like a heavy hangover.

This is not due to nutritional deficiency, so do not make the most common mistake of first-time faster, which is to break the fast prematurely by eating something to ‘pick you up’. The moment you eat something, the unpleasant symptoms of detoxification disappear- not because of the nutrients in the food but because the food signals the body to halt the detoxification process and gear up for digestion and metabolism instead.

The worse you feel during the first three days, the more toxic are your tissues, and the better the program is working. Hang in there and you will soon feel better than ever!

Generally, you will start passing these toxified encrustation’s of mucus on the fourth or fifth day and continue to do so till the end of the cleanse. This deathly junk is collected in a sieve under the colema board, and you should carefully inspect it after each session. By seeing what comes out of you each time, you will be strongly motivated to continue through to the end of the program.

The Tao of Detox


The Tao of Health, Sex and Longevity

by Daniel Reid


The program is ingenious, and complete. You eat nothing for 7 days, but don’t feel hungry and your body gets all the nutrients that it needs.

No other detox program is as effective in removing the pounds of deeply encrusted, toxic waste that each one of us carries around in our colons.



What are Super Greens?

wheat grass

Super greens (tablets and powder) are a super food. The are formulated from Spirulina, Wheat Grass and Barley Grass powders. They provide everything your body needs. The concentrated, completely natural nutrients are easily assimilated without needing any digestive effort.


What are Colon Cleanse Shakes?

The colon cleanse shakes are made from psyllium seed/husk powder and bentonite clay powder.

These are the dynamic duo cleansing agents.

Bentonite, a mineral-rich, edible volcanic ash or clay. Bentonite has a active detoxifying ingredient called montmorillonite, which has unique cleaning properties. Montmorillonite is 1/500th the size of water molecules, and has a negative charge 200 times greater then its positive charge. Its miniscule size enables it to reach nooks and crannies that even water cannot penetrate, while its strong negative charge enables it to pick up 200 times its weight in toxic positive ions.

The psyllium powder is finely ground special grade psyllium husk and seed. It is 100% fibrous bulk, that is not absorbed or digested but instead expands in the stomach to make you feel full, while it dredges your bowels as it passes through.


What is the history of this programme?

ve irons

It dates from before the war. In 1935, V.E. Irons, a 40 year old former Yale Graduate developed a severe, crippling form of arthritis. Having been told that there was no cure, Irons went off to research his condition on his own, and discovered that the real cause of his chronic degenerative disease was lurking in his own clogged colon.

He cured his condition by fasting and cleansing within a year, and devoted the remainder of his long life to research, development, and teaching of fasting, internal cleansing and natural nutrition therapy.

Victor remained healthy and active throughout his long life, starting a second family at the age of 72 and fathering his last child at the age of 80. Sadly, he died from a car accident at the age of 98. His work has been promoted by people like Dr. Bernard Jensen and Daniel Reid, who dedicated his latest book ‘The Tao of Detox’ to Irons, saying:

During the course of his life, V. E. Irons perfected a system of self-detoxification based on fasting and colonic cleansing that this writer regards as one of the most important contributions to modern medicine and world health in the 20th century.


Irons was a plain speaking, fearless man. These are some quotes from the great man:

“Most people are aging because they are walking cesspools. They are literally rotting and decaying from the inside out.”

“Regardless of your financial standing, regardless of your past health history, regardless of your age or sex, you do have this hardened mucus in your colon, and you will be amazed by what comes out of you”

“We have had specimens preserved in alcohol from several inches to a few feet in length, while the longest we have had was 27 feet, in one piece” 

“Sometimes it will come out as a pile weighing as much as 11 pounds and continuing to come out for several days to a week”

“Fatigue and exhaustion are the main symptoms of a toxic colon. The sooner you clean out your colon, the sooner you will regain your youthful energy.”

“A toxic colon is one of the greatest causes of a poor intimate life. How could anyone fully enjoy sex when he has up to fifteen years of encrusted fecal matter and mucus in his colon?”

“I was able to father a son at the age of 81 and the main reason I could do so was because my colon was clean. So if you want to remain intimately potent for your entire life, start cleaning your colon today. And if I can at my age, I know you can at your age, go get with it!”

“Just about everyone should get a lot of black, hardened mucus on about the fourth or fifth day if he takes two five-gallon colonics a day. This is the “pay dirt” you are looking for. When this mucus starts coming out, you know you are going to start getting well and feeling better”

“Most of the mucus is as black as charcoal and so tough you can’t even cut it with a knife. In many cases, it is as tough as the rubber tubing of a bicycle tire. The mucus just lines the colon and gets thicker and thicker.”

Colonic hydrotherapy with the colema board

colema board

Once or twice a day, throughout the 7-Day program, a full colon flush will be performed. This involves using a colema board, and 5 gallons of warm water in a gravitational system to gently but thoroughly shift the toxic debris in the colon.


The matter that passes has built over a lifetime and you will be shocked by what comes out. Only this program is effective at removing the deadly, toxic mucus and other long held rubbish that lives in the folds of the colon.

For a real, effective detox you must remove the accumulated rubbish and toxins from your colon, which has been built up over your lifetime. Unless you do this you will not assimilate nutrients properly, no matter how good your diet.

This page has some pictures of the kind of gunk that you will remove.

NOTE: These pictures are Not for the faint hearted!!!!

Pictures of 7-Day colon cleanse program evacuations

What is a typical daily routine?

  • 09:00 – Super Green Supplements
  • 09:10 – 11:10 Colonic Hydrotherapy (morning or evening session will be available)
  • 10:30 – Bentonite + Psyllium powder shake
  • 12:00 – Super Green Supplements
  • 13:30 – Bentonite + Psyllium powder shake
  • 15:00 – Super Green Supplements
  • 16:30 – Bentonite + Psyllium powder shake
  • 18:00 – Super Green Supplements
  • 19:30 – Bentonite + Psyllium powder shake
  • 19::30 – 21:30 Colonic Hydrotherapy evening sessions
  • 21:00 – Super Green Supplements
  • 22:30 – Bentonite + Psyllium powder shake


Why can’t I do “normal” detox programme as run at other detox retreats, where I can eat fruits, simple vegan food and not  have to do daily colonics?

You can, but all these are half measures which do not address the real problems. They do not remove the years of accumulated toxins in your colon that cause ill health.

If you want to clean your body, get real results, make a real change to your life, then you will have to make the effort and do the original 7 day cleanse as outlined by V.E Irons in the 1930’s.

No other detox works in the same was.


After you’ve done it, you’ll so glad that you did.


What is included?

Our 7 day detox cleanse retreat is based on the pioneering work of V.E Irons in the 1930’s. It is described in many books, including the Tao of Detox and The Tao of Health, Sex and Longevity.

Our retreat also has optional additions to make the week more pleasant.

The 7 day detox retreat will include:

• 7 Day/6 night accommodation at Rossetti Lodge

• Expert Guidance

• Psyllium seed powder and bentonite powder shakes

• Super Green tablets/powder

• Daily Colonic Hydrotherapy sessions

• Alkaline Ionized Water

• Optional Transdermal Magnesium Chloride Therapy

• Optional Skin Brushing, Massage, Relexology

• Herbal Teas

• Infra Red Saunas

• Yoga, Meditation and Chi Gung Sessions

• Opportunities for daily sea walks along the beautiful North Kent Coast.


Transportation costs are not included

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More details about the founder?

Victor Earl Irons was a unique man, with unique destiny. He was a pioneer nutritionist and health freedom fighter.

He made the original discoveries that are the foundations of this program:



What changes have you introduced to the 7 Day Cleanse Programme?

We use the same basic structure from over 75 years ago::

  1. 1 or 2 daily colonics with the colema board using warn water and coffee
  2. Psyllium seed and bentonite colon cleanse shakes
  3. Supper green powder or tablets.


We have been doing this programme for over 20 years and have introduced optional additions that in our view make the programme better, easier, more pleasant and more fun. These are:

  1. Ionized Water
  2. Infrared Saunas
  3. Coastal walks
  4. Chi Gung sessions
  5. Yoga, exercise and movement
  6. Meditation
  7. Tongue Scrapping
  8. Neti douche
  9. Skin Brushing
  10. Massage
  11. Trans-dermal Magnesium Chloride
  12. Celtic Sea Salt



What will I remove from my body?

Years of accumulated rubber like toxins from your colon.

Please read this page, which is an excerpt from the book “The Tao of Detox”:

This page has some hideous pictures of the sort of things that you will remove (please only look if you can stomach it):


How will I feel during the fast?

You will go through a number of physical and emotional stages, but I will be with you and help you manage them.

The following is from the book “The Tao of Health, Sex and Longevity” describing the physical stages of this program:


Am I allowed to consume anything at all during the fast?

No, consuming anything solid will stop the detox and cleansing process.

You will receive potent liquid nutrients as super green smoothies, ionized water and herbal teas.


What’s the benefit of a week long fast as opposed to a weekend fast?

A seven day cleanse program is a complete cleanse, that purifies the entire body, all the organs, and eliminates the toxins from the colon and tissues.
A weekend fast is not as effective, but can be done on a more regular basis.

It is also recommended for persons that are very overweight to do a weekend fast first, or preferably several, and then do the seven day fast.


Do I have to join in all the days’ activities during the fast?

You don’t have to do anything that you don’t want to do. You can see how you feel at each moment of the day. The optional activities will be relaxing, and focused on calming and energizing the mind and body. Whether you join the activities, or whether you want to completely plan your own days, that’s fine. What’s most important is that, together, we monitor your energy levels and make sure that you are comfortable.


Tell me more about Massage and Yoga

We run Yoga, Tantra and Massage workshops in London and overseas. These may be offered at our retreats. The sessions are optional. In these classes you will learn about and practice the Holistic Five Pillar Massage.

We have two large spaces with Aikido mats for yoga, chi kung and fitness classes, as well as hammocks for aerial yoga. There are also bars for calisthenics type exercises for muscle tone.


Will the organizers be doing the detox and cleanse with us?

Yes, during most 7 days.


Will I have to share a room with anyone?

Yes, you will have to share a room if numbers are large. You can also request a private room.


Will there be any extra costs after the £1,300?

No, but you will need to cover your own transport costs.


What would be the cost of doing the full 7 Day Cleansing Program by myself at home?

Essential items that you need are a Colema Board (£375), Cleanse supplements and Magnesium Chloride (£160), and a lot of self motivation.

Optional extras would be to use an Infrared sauna (£280) and water Ionizer (£550), to aid the detox process. That would be a total of £1,300+ for the equipment alone. You may also need guidance as it is a challenge when done alone.

On our retreats we provide colema boards, the cleanse kit, the Infrared saunas, water Ionizers, and a shared, supportive, and loving environment.


What if I feel ill during the fast?

A feeling of illness is common as the body detoxifies. We will talk you through the stages of this when we meet before the retreat starts. You feel bad as this happens, but you will be helped.


Do I have to have done fasts before?

No, even if it’s the first time you’ve fasted, that’s OK.


Is this a suitable program for weight loss?

Yes. If you are extremely overweight, it may not be recommended – please talk to us about it.


I am very thin already – is it possible for me to do this fast?

It would be possible, but may not be recommended – please talk to your doctor about it.


Is there any religious association with this fasting?

Fasting is a part of most religious traditions. We are not advocating a particular religion, but there are all inclusive, spiritual aspects to our programs, based on Sufi ideals of universal love and harmony.


What are the risks involved?

A seven day fast is a challenge, and not everyone can complete it. The program is over 60 years old, established, and completely safe. I have been doing it once or twice a year for the last 20 years, as have many other people.

Ours is updated to make it easier with the inclusion of Ionized Alkaline water for drinking, Infrared Saunas to help the detox process, Celtic Sea Salt to replenish the salts that may be lost during the fast, daily Chi Gung, Yoga, Mediation and Massage.


Will I get a refund if I have to stop the fast for any reason?

No, sorry.


Is there anyone that the fast is NOT suitable for? (i.e. particular health problems)

If you are worried about a specific condition then please contact us and we’ll discuss it with you. Generally, we believe that fasting is good for virtually everyone. In modern Western culture we have adapted a diet that is not nourishing or appropriate for our bodies, and most people are unaware of the effects this is having on them, physically and psychologically.

However, please remember that a seven day fast is a challenge. If you do have a particular medical condition, please talk to your doctor first.


Who is responsible if anything happens to me?

You take full responsibility for everything that happens to you.


Will I be able to contact you afterwards if I feel strange or for advice?

Yes, of course. You will join a family of people that have completed this course and feel better for it.


How will I feel afterwards?

You will feel great after you complete it!

There will be a sense of relief to have got the junk out of the body, and a feeling of euphoria, that will remain with you in the days and weeks that follow.

It is a life changing experience. You will be on the read to a different person, more energy, more clarity, more self confidence.


What are the potential benefits?

  1. The process helps clean the blood, tissues and body organs
  2. Improves overall health from the removal of toxins
  3. Relief from constipation, gas, indigestion and hard stools
  4. Improves skin condition, relieve and reverse skin disorders
  5. Improves the absorption of nutrients from food
  6. The process can remove parasites, flukes and worms from the colon
  7. Improve memory, clarity and concentration from the removal of toxins in the blood
  8. Clears the colon of toxic, hardened waste material
  9. Improves normal digestive function
  10. Improve the function of the immune system
  11. Improve or eliminate digestive disorders
  12. Help with digestive illnesses such as crohn’s disease, colitis, IBS and diverticulitis
  13. Improve energy levels
  14. Weight loss through elimination of toxic matter
  15. Improve peristalsis (muscular contraction of the colon)
  16. Normal bowel movements return through improved function of the colon
  17. Improve the functioning of immune system
  18. Reduce or eliminate allergies such as asthma, eczema, psoriasis and hay fever
  19. The process helps clean the blood, tissues and body organs
  20. Better sex, sexual function and libido
  21. More fun with your life
  22. The joy of living is rekindled
  23. Sense of fulfillment with your life