Why would I need or want to do a cleanse?
Even if you eat the leanest and the greenest we cannot escape life! We live in a toxic world. Even with ongoing care, your body accumulates more toxins than it eliminates. A “toxin” can be anything from pesticides, xenoestrogens (synthetic hormones), plastics, air pollution, water pollution, parasites, and chemicals from foods, medicines, surgery, or dental work to an emotional toxic buildup from stress. When you consider that we are only the 2nd or 3rd generation of humankind to ever live in a world of clogged air, chemicals, and electromagnetic frequencies, to walk on concrete rather than dirt, and to sit all day indoors, it is amazing that we aren’t worse off than we are.
What does it involve?
You will receive a Full outline with details about what to eat and what not to eat. We don’t believe in starving to cleanse. In this cleanse you can eat lots of organic fruits and raw, steamed or grilled vegetables, fish, and antibiotic free proteins. The idea is to avoid any possible allergens, so wheat, dairy, caffeine, and alcohol, are avoided, as are all processed foods, sugars, and junk food. Remember, it’s only 3 weeks! YOU CAN DO ANYHTING FOR JUST 3 weeks! If you’re worried about your sweet tooth, you’ll have fruit smoothies that are sweet and yummy. There are even legal recipes for chocolate shakes!
What should I expect?
Most of the time, you will feel great. You may have a day or two in the beginning of “detoxing” symptoms, often described as similar to feeling like you are catching the flu. Muscle aches or headache are the most common symptoms, but they are typically short-lived. Your energy will improve, and you will discover many food addictions and possible food allergens that you haven’t previously been aware of. Your sinusitis will improve, your digestion will be better, your mood will be lighter, and your head will be clearer.
My weight is where I want it. Should I still Cleanse?
Yes, definitely. Even if you don’t have excess weight on your body, an annual cleanse of toxins is a superb way to STAY slim and healthy.
Do I have to attend the meetings?
No, not at all. It’s best if you can attend the first meeting for the information about the products. But even if you have to miss that one, one of the doctos can catch you up. The classes are designed to educate your further about healthy eating for a lifetime. They are also a form of moral support.
I’ve already done one of your cleanses once. Can I do it again?
Absolutely! If you still feel you have inflammation, brain fog, have been on medications, have weight to lose or just haven’t reached the state of health that is your goal for the long term, it would be very beneficial for you to cleanse again. Even to the most elite athletes we see, we suggest doing an annual cleanse to STAY healthy!
Will I keep taking my other supplements during the cleanse?
Depending on your case, you may or may not top taking some of your other supplements that are not cleanse products. If you are a patient of Dr. Wards or Dr. V’s we will review this with you. We will not ask you to stop any prescriptions prescribed by your primary care physician, hormonal replacement (Progesterone creams, sublingual Estrogen, Progesterone or Testosterone replacement), or any prescribed neurotransmitter products.
As with any nutritional protocol always consult your medical care practitioner before beginning.