Toxins – they are in the foods you eat, the water you drink, and the air that you breathe.
You are probably aware of most environmental toxins: pesticides, heavy metals,
chemicals, pollution, caffeine, preservatives and hormone like chemicals. But what
you may not realize is how the body produces natural toxins, such as ammonia, carbon
dioxide and other natural metabolic waste which linger in the body when they can not be
eliminated. The liver, lymphatic system, kidneys, lungs, intestines, blood, and skin filter
these toxins from your body. When overloaded, your body becomes inefficient at filtering
the toxic load and toxins can build up.
One response to toxic overload that this program addresses is fat production. When the body falls behind in the filtering process it shifts into producing fat. The fat is used as a temporary storage medium in an attempt to get toxins, and excess metabolites out of the blood. This is one reason why as some people age they tend to gain weight.
As the toxic load increases your well-being may become compromised. The most common symptoms associated with toxic overload are:
- Fatigue or difficulty sleeping
- Digestive/gastrointestinal problems
- Immune system challenges (often sick)
- Constant food cravings (always feel low on energy)
- Weight gain
- Reduced mental clarity or memory
- Low libido
What is Purification?Purification is merely the internal cleansing and detoxification of the body. Think of it as “spring cleaning” for your insides.
It requires making new, healthier choices for you. You will learn to refrain from eating fast foods, processed foods, and sugar-laden snacks, which place an unnecessary load on your body. Instead you will learn to turn to whole, unprocessed, preservative-free foods, pure water, tasty shakes, and whole food supplements (to replenish natural chemicals). In the process, you will learn about your body and what it needs or wants in order to stay healthy. You are likely to also shed some extra weight.
How is this different than any other diet?Fad diets sell a lot of books, but they ignore the way the body actually works. It is common to lose weight on a diet and then put it all back shortly after stopping.
The 21 Day Purification Program is different. It is not a diet. It is the first step of a strategy that helps you live a healthier life. It is a step towards understanding how foods nourish the body and in the process reduce the background stress caused by common American eating habits.
The program uses whole food supplements and simple food choices to help your body purify and rebuild itself, naturally, from the inside out. You will also be supporting the healing of key organs that play a role in the absorption of nutrients and elimination of metabolic and toxic waste.
Throughout this program, you may find yourself eating foods that may be new to you. As a result you will be enjoying some new tastes, new textures, and new eating experiences on a way to discovering a whole new you.
A simple analogyEveryone is familiar with cars. In addition, it is common knowledge that proper maintenance of a car consists of changing the motor oil every 3-5000 miles. This keeps the engine clean and able to run efficiently. I am sure that you do a pretty good job of changing the engine oil in your car every 3-5000 miles.
But, what about changing the transmission oil? The transmission is the real work horse of the car, delivering the power of the motor to the wheels. Most people never think about changing the transmission oil until the transmission quits working.
Now think of the liver, kidneys and intestines as the transmission of the body. These organs work together and manage the entire work load of absorbing nutrients, filtering the blood and eliminating all the toxic and chemical waste. These organs, especially the liver, are the work horse of the body.
The good news is that the organic whole food supplements used in the 21 Day Purification are designed to cleanse and heal the intestines, liver and kidneys.
Now, the magic question; when is the last time you did anything healthy for your intestines, liver or kidneys?
If the answer is:
- Never, or not for a long time.
- You have weight that you just cant seem to get rid of
- You have the fat triad; belly fat, facial fat and upper arm fat
- Any of the symptoms listed at the top of the page
The ProgramIn a nut shell the 21 day Purification Program consists of a diet restricted to 4 food groups. 2 primary food groups and 2 secondary food groups. This is not for calorie restriction, but more for the reduction of oxidative stress during the digestion process. The intent is to reduce the work load placed upon the liver and kidneys that will be going through detoxification and ease the digestive burden on the intestinal tract.
The supplement regime is designed to cleanse the liver and kidneys and begin a healing process on the intestinal tract. There is also a nutritional powder that will be used daily in fruit and/or vegetable smoothies. This powder is designed to help balance the blood sugar, supply proper nutrient balance and aid in the detoxification process. The supplements are 100% whole food supplements made from fresh farmed grain and produce.
Week one is the most intense from a supplement intake and food restriction perspective.
It is common for people to feel low on energy, have head aches, joint and muscle aches and in general feel bad during week one.
Week two and three are less supplement intensive, but the focus is still on the kidneys, liver and digestive tract. In addition, food choices begin to be less restrictive
People’s energy usually stabilizes during week two and by week three energy levels improve to new highs that are better than when the person started.
During the 21 day process a specific exercise strategy is outlined for each person to assure that the proper amount of aerobic exercise is achieved.
On average men lose 15 lbs, 10 pts. On their cholesterol panel, 2 inches around the waist, and reduce body fat by 2.5%.
On average women Lose 10 lbs, 8 pts on their cholesterol, 2.5 inches around the waist and reduce body fat by 3 %.
Most importantly, people feel better, their skin looks better and their energy level is improved.
Do you have any questions about how you may personally benefit from a cleanse program? Dr. Mark may be able to help you with your specific issue. Please send an email or call to set up a free phone consultation.