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THE URBAN RESET

Optimal Health Starts With Optimal Digestion.

 

In Ayurvedic Medicine, the digestive system is considered to be the foundation of a healthy body. A fine-tuned digestive system optimizes the body's ability to absorb nutrients and eliminate unnecessary elements.

Optimal digestion is cultivated through a healthy diet, proper eating habits, and the mitigation of stress.

Unfortunately, our modern lifestyles don't always support healthy food and lifestyle choices.  Most of us have access to an abundance of calories, but they often come from lower quality sources such as ultra-processed foods or your typical take-out. 

 

In addition our frenetic lives don't always give us much space for mindful eating or stress-reducing activities.

As a result, our digestion can suffer...
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Summer is coming and the reopening of the US. Get yourself in good shape both physically and mentally.  Now's a great to reset.  If you have bad allergies this year we may be able to help! Our 8-Day Cleanse has eliminated seasonal and other allergies for many of our clients. It may for you!

We have 4, 8 and 14 Day Programs. Chose self-guided or cohort programs.

Now let's explore how digestion is the root of good health and how to fix it...

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Poor Digestion Impacts More Than The Stomach

 

Poor digestion can cascade into many different types of symptoms and some may be a surprise. The most common symptoms include:

  • Bloating

  • Weight Gain

  • Indigestion

  • Acid Reflux

  • Allergies

  • Inflammation

  • Soreness

  • Fatigue

 

Fortunately relief is achievable - with the Urban Reset.

 

The good news if you are suffering from physical and mental symptoms of poor digestion, relief is attainable. Our Urban Reset herb-supported mono-diet program can re-calibrate your digestion as little as 4 days!

The best part is you get to eat nourishing and delicious food. We've designed our programs to be powerful - but gentle on your body. Extreme cleanses are generally not necessary to get optimal health.

Let's explore how it works...

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How It Works
The combination of the mono-diet, powerful herbs, mindfulness, & community support provide a more effective experience than solely fasting or taking herbs. It's a system that sets you up for success.

For most of the Urban Reset you will eat one type of meal - the time-tested Kicheri.

 

It's a blend of mung dahl (beans), water, rice, spice mix, two vegetables of your choosing, and butter (or coconut oil for vegans). 

 

The mono-diet is easy for your stomach to digest and helps jump start the tune-up process.  

Nourishing Mono-Diet

Our proprietary formulas are designed to help increase your metabolism and assist the liver and kidney in waste removal.  We sustainably source our herbs from a renowned Ayurvedic herbalist in Northern California.

We provide a two-week supply of Detoxification and Digestion formulas.

Herbal Formulas

Our clients have told us the Urban Reset also helped them break bad habits and start good ones.

 

During the Reset you'll learn more about your relationship to food and how you react to stress, boredom, etc. 

 

We provide a guide and worksheet to help you document your progress and develop a sustained healthy lifestyle.

Insights & Action

We provide support throughout the Reset. If you chose the Cohort program you'll also have the support of a group.

 

A lifestyle change doesn't have to be a burden. The process should be fun and inspiring. We'll help make sure get the most of the experience!

Support

Programs

We offer 4, 8 and 14 Day Programs. You can either cleanse with a cohort or participate on your own schedule. We provide support either way!

4 Day

3 Days Mono-Diet | 1 Day Reintegration Eating

 

Best for: People who are generally healthy but have slow digestion, bloating, poor eating habits, etc.  $300

8 Day

7 Days Mono-Diet | 1 Day Reintegration Eating

Best for: People with chronic allergies, inflammation, and slow digestion. Also good for those looking to strengthen their immune system. This is our most popular program.  $350

14 Day

7 Days Mono-Diet | 7 Day Reintegration Eating

Best for: People with chronic allergies, inflammation, and slow digestion. Also good for those looking to strengthen their immune system.  The 7 Day Reintegration Eating program systematically adds food group back to your diet - so you can see how different types of food impact your digestion and health.  $350

(No additional cost for the longer reintegration. Book the 8-Day Program below.)

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The Kit

We provide everything you need to cleanse. (Except vegetables.)

Organic Mung Dahl and Basmatic Rice

The standard and time-tested combination.

Organic Kicheri Spice Mix

This is the classic recipe. You can add more or different spices to taste.

Organic Ghee

Vegan option available by request.

 

Proprietary Digestion & Detox Herbs

Designed by our Ayurvedic team. Sustainably-sourced and bottled in California.

These herbs jump start the digestion and detoxification process.

Tongue Cleaner

For oral health during the cleanse.

 

Chayuwamprash

A restorative formula packed with Vitamin C and anti-oxidants. Excellent for the immune system.

Mindfulness Guidebook & Journal

The Reset is a great time to work work on your mind too. We provide support.

 

It Works.
We've helped more than 200 clients eliminate allergies, get control of their eating, and more. Here are a few examples:

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Liz C., Berkely, CA

“For the past 15 year I have been regularly hit with waves of severe allergies. Two months before my wedding I had the worst allergy attack of my life during a site visit at our outdoor location...

Fortunately I found the Urban Reset. I am so happy to report that my allergies COMPLETELY disappeared. After 15 years I can finally  breathe though my nose again!

The Reset has changed my life. Not only did I immediately feel healthier and clearer, but I also learned to understand my digestion what my body needs to stay in balance."

That's Liz at her wedding!

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Jenny H., San Francisco

“I kicked caffeine nearly two years ago and don't miss it at all. People are often shocked by this because they can't imagine living without it. I didn't think I could (or should) either until I participated in the Urban Reset.  I had no idea how caffeine impacted me - now I'm grateful for no jitters and even more energy."

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John L., San Francisco

“The Reset was chance to step back from habit and routine and be more conscious about what I eat, how I prepare it and how it factors into my life. I feel more connected to real food and less dependent on food as a way to get through the day (aside from genuine appetite).

 

The Reset gave me the space to go beyond the food, too, and claim time for calm, and for myself."

 

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Judy P., Seattle

“I was a bit apprehensive about starting a one week cleanse, especially during a hectic time in my life. My experience with other cleanses have not been that successful. I'm usually hungry and end up bailing after a few days. My experience on the Urban Reset couldn't have been more different. First and foremost, I was never hungry! The support provided by Malcolm and Eric made all the difference in the experience. I loved getting the morning messages as to what to expect for the day and any changes I might be experiencing. My cravings for refined sugar have disappeared, my head is clear and I lost 7.5 pounds on top of it all. Thank you both. I'll be back for the fall cleanse.#

 

Your Guides:

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Eric Cetnarski

Program Management/Meditation

Eric Cetnarski is the Co-Founder and Director  of Samana+.   Eric is a certified Sound Therapy Practitioner and has led mindfulness workshops for organizations including McKesson, IDEO, UCSF and Hult Business School. Eric also holds an MBA in Sustainability Management and works in organizational development.

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Malcolm McQuirter

Ayurveda/Meditation

Malcolm is a Co-Founder and Director of Samana's Ayurvedic and Mindfulness programs. He has spent the last 20 years studying and practicing the best of Eastern and Western meditation techniques to better understand the Mind's role in healing. Malcolm is steeped in the tantric traditions of South India.He has a Master's in Ayurvedic Medicine from California College of Ayurveda.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Kicheri?

Kicheri is a traditional Indian dish made from mung dahl (lentil), basmati rice, ghee, vegetables and spices. 

Can I eat anything else besides Kicheri?

The mono-diet aspect is a critical component of this program.  Kicheri is very effective at improving digestion - so you can not replace it with other foods.

Can I drink caffeine?

In general it's best to avoid caffeinated beverages. However we understand that caffeine detox can be severe and have tips and tricks to help you reduce caffeine without the side effects.

I'm not a great cook. Is it easy to prepare kicheri?

Yes! Kicheri is a very simple dish to make. We'll provide step by step instructions. You've got this!

What's the difference between the COHORT and SELF-GUIDED program?

The COHORT program will start and end at the same time. We'll also be meeting daily (optional) to discuss progress, challenges and share inspiration. The SELF-GUIDED program means you can start the program when it is most convenient for you. You'll still receive a daily check-in email from us and we'll be here to help along the way.

 

I'm not sure which program to sign up for. Can you help?

Sure! Try our intake questionnaire below to for a recommendation. Still have questions? You can book a 15-minute intake session here.

 

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