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The Detox Lifestyle

Cleansing Concepts founder says counterbalancing the body’s toxic load is about choices 

We hear a lot about detoxification this time of year when the concept is introduced as the ultimate spring cleaning. But Vanessa Galati-Drew, founder of Cleansing Concepts, says detoxification should be an ongoing process—a lifestyle, not a seasonal ritual.

For more than 10 years, Cleansing Concepts has provided a variety of detoxification modalities, like colon cleansing, ion therapy, infrared sauna therapy, and living clay therapy. But as an extension of her in-studio offerings across her five locations, Galati-Drew has integrated ways for her clients to experience detoxification in between appointments. 

“It’s critical to counterbalance the environmental toxic load we all endure daily—sometimes even before getting out of bed, let alone throughout an entire day, week, month or year,” she says. “We can’t necessarily control what’s happening around us, but we can certainly control what we’re choosing to put in our bodies.” 

To that end, all Cleansing Concepts locations are offering three new “beyond the studio” detox solutions to positively impact health. 

The Prove It Challenge

This detox regimen is scientifically proven to transform the user’s health in 30 days or sooner, Galati-Drew says. 

“It begins with a 7 Day Healthy Cleanse, which acts as a digestive reset to prepare the body to receive proper nutrition beginning on day eight and thereafter,” she says. 

When the weeklong cleanse is complete, advanced nutrition is incorporated by replacing one daily meal with a Life Shake and taking the Vitalizer strip—customizable for men, women, and those over age 50—for clinically backed vitamins, minerals, and protein.

“Our bodies withstand a lot, even during detox, so foundational nutrition is critical,” Galati-Drew says. “The Prove It Challenge makes achieving optimal nutrition simple.” 


This patent-pending personalized nutrition system assesses more than 1,000 factors in five minutes to reveal what supplements an individual needs and why. The detailed breakdown is based on Me+ology’s focus areas and how they impact one another, Galati-Drew says.

“There are two plans, Essentials and Essentials Plus, based on where you are on your health journey, and everything proposed can be easily modified. Because everybody is different,” she says. 

Detox Clay

According to Galati-Drew, Cleansing Concepts Detox Clay is the world’s only source for 100 percent pure, 350screen mesh, calcium bentonite clay, which absorbs excess oil and dirt from the skin and acts like a sponge to bind and eliminate non-nutritive and harmful substances from the colon.

She says “living” or “active” clays like this have the ability to adsorb and absorb—similar words that mean two different things.

“Adsorption describes the process by which the charged particles of other substances combine with charged particles on the outer surface of the clay molecule,” she explains. “Absorption is a slower and more complex process: Expanded clay attracts foreign substances that are absorbed and fill the spaces between the stacked layers of clay molecules. Absorbent clay absorbs positively charged ions and impurities and ignores negatively charged nutrients. And thus, we are cleansed.” 

All these new offerings are designed to support people on their journey to radically transform their health, Galati-Drew says. Whichever path they choose, a laser-focused approach to reducing toxic load is critically dependent on what happens before, during, and after the detoxification process. 

For more information, call Cleansing Concepts at 516-640-5322 (Garden City, NY); 732-741-2444 (Red Bank, NJ); or 631-656-6313 (Smithtown, NY); or visit



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