I have received lots of interest in the 10 Day and 21 Day Group Detox Programs starting this Saturday and a number of great questions.
I did my best to answer many of them on the conference call yesterday and today, so if you missed the calls and want to know more, listen to the recording below:
Playback Number: (605) 475-4099
Access Code: 967323#
10 Day Detox- Reference #6
21 Day Detox- Reference #7
Here is the question of the week from Maggie…
Maggie questioned my statement, “I have done this with great success for 11 years.” She states, “So then, why do you still have all of these seemingly serious intestinal problems? Maybe detoxing is the problem? Just curious.”
Good question Maggie. Funny, but good question.
First of all, I have done Detoxification Programs for 12 years with great success with over 1000 people. Most want to do the program 1-2x per year because 50-75% of their physical, mental and emotional symptoms reduce in only 21 days. See the success stories here: 21 Day Detox
My client’s success has nothing to do with my personal health success.
However, I do not have serious intestinal problems and the problems I do have are most likely better than most of the country. Most people are just not testing the “right” things to know any better.
H. pylori is very common. More than 50% of the world’s population harbor H. pylori in their upper gastrointestinal tract. However, over 80 percent of individuals infected with the bacterium are asymptomatic and it has been postulated that it may play an important role in the natural stomach ecology.
I do not have symptoms of a problematic overgrowth of H. pylori but my tests showed that I did have more than I should, so I am going to address it and see what happens.
Blastocystis hominis also showed up in my lab work. This is a microscopic parasite sometimes found in the stools of healthy people as well as in the stools of those who have diarrhea, abdominal pain or other gastrointestinal problems.
Researchers don’t yet fully understand the role that blastocystis plays, if any, in causing an infection. Certain subtypes of blastocystis may be more likely to cause symptomatic infection, or may pose a risk only when combined with other types of infection. In some cases, blastocystis simply resides in the digestive tract without causing harm.
Infection usually clears up on its own, but again I am going to do my best to rid myself of this bug given I know it is there in excess and why not?
I have 8% body fat, super-preferred for life insurance, above the norm when it comes to traditional Western Medicine lab work, competed in the World’s Toughest Mudder and placed 11th in the world with my team in November (45 miles and 120 military based obstacles) in 24 hours in 20 degree weather and I have no real pain.
I do have some itching, toe nail fungus and occasional bouts of low energy where I don’t have the energy to workout (more sleep would probably solve a lot of this), but for now… that’s all I have.
I am striving to be the best I can and I know I can be even better because I am immersed in the world of health and wellness.
We can all improve, but most lack the education, desire and commitment to do so.
Question 2: The value of the program seems high, but the cost is low. Does the price include the supplementation needed for the detox and are they any additional hidden costs?
Yes, the cost is low for these programs compared to other practitioners doing similar programs. Given the success of the programs over the years, there are lots of systems that were developed. These systems (program guide, recipe guide, daily email support, on-line forum filled with ideas to make the process easier) will support you over the course of the program. With technology I can work with groups of people rather than doing one on one sessions that would require additional costs.
The 10 Day Detox is regularly priced at $137. It is on Sale till Friday @ mid-night for only $116.45 (15% OFF). Purchase here–> 10 Day Detox
The 21 Day Detox is regularly priced at $300. It is on Sale till Friday @ mid-night for only $255.02 (15% OFF). Purchase here–>21 Day Detox
Question 3: Is this a diet?
No, these programs are designed to decrease toxicity which, I will cover below and it is a process called food elimination which can make you aware of food sensitivities, food intolerances and food allergies. Over the course of 10-21 days, we will remove the common food stressors that create problems for the body. The most common foods are dairy, wheat, gluten, soy, sugar, nuts, seeds, alcohol & caffeine. We will then add them back in one at a time and see how you feel with their re-introduction.
We have these food reaction issues because of food processing, over-cooking food, food quality issues, faulty digestion, lack of food variety and more.
Most people will notice a reduction of weight, fatigue, sinus issues, digestive complaints, headaches and achieve better sleep and energy by removal of one or more of the common food stressors.
The best way to find out if you have a food reaction is to remove it for a period of time, as we will do during both programs.
I don’t want to be hungry. Will I be eating food?
If you are hungry on any of my programs, you are not following the program. We now know that extended juice fasts are not as beneficial for the process of detoxification (elimination of toxins) and that the process of detoxification is improved with the right foods. We will be eating specific foods to aid in the elimination of toxins and to optimize the efficiency of all organs, glands and systems. You can eat as much as you want of the foods on the approved food list.
I’m very skeptical of short term fixes. What positives are there in the long run? After 10-21 days do you just go back to normal eating and feeling how you did before?
This is a great question and you should be skeptical of short fixes. This is not a fix, this is a cleanse or a detox, which is a program designed to assist you in the removal of toxins (chemicals in consumer products, pesticides, herbicides, plastics, pharmaceuticals and more) that are creating havoc on the liver, kidneys, intestines, skin and other organs. These organs are under constant stress and basically get fatigued just like us.
One study showed that 287 chemicals were detected in the umbilical cord blood of newborns. 180 of the 287 chemicals are found to cause cancer in humans and animals. 217 are toxic to the brain & nervous system and 208 are shown to cause birth defects or abnormal development in animal tests (Environmental Working Group, July 2005). Just think what happens to these newborns as they get older.
In 10-21 days, we are just scratching the surface by supporting the organs that are responsible for eliminating toxins, but it is a start. By eating specific foods that reduce our toxic load and taking specific supplements that support detoxification & elimination of toxins, we will start to learn what it feels like to have consistent energy, good quality sleep, less or no headaches, less pain, reduced stress and a decreased waistline. All of the positive benefits are the result of a healthy system with less toxicity.
My hope is that by committing to this program for 10-21 days, you will see that you can indeed go longer and get even more benefits. I consider a thorough program to be about 30 days. Even then, if you go back to a lifestyle of eating pasteurized dairy, white flour, sugar, alcohol and caffeine, the positive results will not last.
Here is the deal…to be healthy it is hard work. I am personally committed to feeling my best because I have a family and I feel bad when I don’t have the energy to play with my kids. It is also too expensive for me to get sick and not work.
I also need to feel my best to help more people like you. If I am tired and sick, I am no good to anyone and I truly want to help you create the health & vitality you need to accomplish your dreams.
I do not have time to be sick, tired, in pain and neither do you. It takes daily action and it is hard, but the payoff is awesome. If you can do 10-21 days of a lifestyle that promotes health & vitality, you can do 1 month, then you can do 3 months, a year and a lifetime.
Take action today.
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10 Day Detox: Regular price $137. On Sale till Friday @ mid-night for only $116.45 (15% OFF)
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