Spring is finally here!
Great time to cleanse your body!
Spring is a perfect time for your body to let go of excess weight, inflammation and toxins gathered from heavier foods and cold from the long winter months. It is a time to transition into our lighter more fresh foods of spring and heat of summer. It is the time of year the liver regenerates and your body is ready to let go of anything you no longer need.
Why Clean your Body?
Doing a liver cleanse with a significant dietary clean up can have several benefits:
Increased energy, improvement in sleep, mental clarity and memory, improved bowel function, improved menstrual cycle, clearer skin, decreased joint pain, weight loss and many others
I have had several patients in the last month or so even begin a dietary clean up prior to their cleanse. That means removing all things white; potatoes, rice, pasta, bread, cereal, and many packaged starches. They also remove all sugars from their diet including fruits. Many of those patients have a starting goal of doing this plan for 7 days, a goal your head can wrap around pretty good. And you know what we had happen? Many patients, men and women, losing 5-8 pounds in those 7 days. Those men and women feeling drastically different. Pain going away. Moods improving. Cravings disappear. I can’t even list all of the things they would describe. And you know what they all say? Wow. I had no idea.
You have 5 areas in your body that naturally cleanse each and every moment of the day. Your skin (sweating), lungs (breathing), kidneys/bladder (urine), digestive tract (bowel), and liver.
Doing a successful cleanse means you will focus on each of these areas. Suggestions are to include sweating each day 20-30 minutes through exercise, a really hot bath, or moist/dry sauna. Breathing deeply at least morning and night in and out through your nose (best if practiced for one minute of every waking hour). Drinking more water; half your body weight in ounces. Cleaning up your diet and making sure you have vegetable sources of fiber for your colon to move. And lastly, the liver loves, loves, LOVES dark green vegetables and HATES sugars.
Make sure when choosing a cleansing program, it fits you well and has a whole-food supplementation system so you are not depriving your body of vital nutrients. This is one area I am very strict on. No cleanse should be taking vital food nutrients away from your already depleted body. 100 years ago eating broccoli provided you with 450 mg of magnesium. Today, you get a whopping 50 mg. Yep, we have totally depleted our soils, which has depleted our food source, which has depleted our bodies. And this actually includes your organic produce as well. Unless you know the farmer is replenishing his soil with compost, you have no idea under which nutritional circumstances your food has been grown and many studies have shown the nutritional comparisons between conventional and organic food to be quite similar. The largest difference between organic and conventional is the cleanliness and lack of toxic pesticides, herbicides and other harmful chemicals. Cleansing means giving the body more nutrition, in able to perform its duties strongly and naturally. The liver knows how to clean, we just have to support and strengthen what it already does.
Vital questions to ask yourself of a cleansing program:
Is it free of preservatives, chemicals, and artificial sweeteners?
Does it provide you with a whole-food base supplementation to emphasize the detoxification pathways in your body? Allowing you to eat beets, brussel sprouts, dandelion leaf, broccoli, artichoke, and others? Encouraging you to eat unlimited amounts of dark green vegetables?
Is it gentle on the body; allowing you to go at your own pace? 7 days, 14 days, or 21 days?
Does it eliminate caffeine, alcohol and sugar from your diet during the cleansing process?
Do you have someone to help encourage your healthy self-care activities such as exercise, chiropractic, massage, eating well and succeeding on your plan?
Choosing the Program for You
For the month of April we will be doing a special promotion in the clinic for those interested in doing a cleanse.
Initial BIA, Check up with Dr. Christine for muscle testing and cleansing program plan and details, phone/ e-mail availability with Dr. Christine during your cleanse for questions or concerns along the way, Follow up BIA and some tips for continuing on your healthy lifestyle journey
** Price excludes cost of nutritional products required to complete program. All products prescribed by Dr. Christine will be 20% off for you, for the course of your cleanse through the month of April.
For the month of April we are targeting 5 areas of cleansing. Some of the cleanses listed below are examples of what may work for you using the Medical Foods from Metagenics.
1. Colon Motility- 14 days of getting it moving better along with Food Elimination Diet
2. Colon Cleansing – 14 days of getting it moving but adding in cleansing and restoration as well as Food Elimination Diet
3. Liver: Eliminating Aches and Pains- UltraInflamX 360, UltraClear Plus pH or UltraClear Renew 7 days or 14 days along with Elimination Diet
4. Liver and Hormones- Estrium 7 days or 14 days along with Elimination Diet
5. Blood Sugar Balance- UltraGlycemX 360 7 days, 14 days, or 21 days along with Elimination Diet
How are we going to know if your cleanse was successful?
Not only are your symptoms going to decrease, but we have an objective way to check how the 75 trillion cells of your body have responded to what you have just done for yourself. We have a BIA (Body Impedence Analysis) machine to assess where you may be beginning on this health journey or the test may help you chart your progress as you make lifestyle changes. We use this tool a lot for our patients to objectively view the trends in their health and cleansing programs. Watch your fat mass, muscle mass, toxicity, and glucose metabolism change over the course of time to see how the changes you have made are affecting the 75 trillion cells in your body. Is that new exercise routine doing what you want it to do? Has cutting out gluten and/or sugar caused as much improvement in cell health as you had hoped? Has sleeping more improved your age? This has been a fabulous tool for us to use to help you achieve your health goals.
Take advantage of this Spring Cleanse opportunity to change your health around!
Set your appointment today and take advantage of the 20% nutritional product savings as well!