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Summer is here!! It’s a perfect time to detoxify your body and clear those unwanted toxins out! To get ready for summer, we’re doing a “Cleanse Give-a-way” to get you guys going (scroll down for details and prizes).
There are several different options on how to cleanse and on what products to actually purchase for a cleanse. Detox cleanses usually range in duration from 3 days to a month with the majority of the cleanses you can purchase being about 2-3 weeks long. I really recommend that you pick a cleanse that is at least a couple weeks long so that it gives your body ample time to re-set your blood sugar and help you actually make long lasting changes and not just lose a few pounds of water weight.
This actually brings up a good point about cleansing….you have to figure out your motives for doing this. Cleansing is NOT FOR WEIGHT LOSS!! Losing weight is a great added bonus to the results you will attain on a cleanse, but this shouldn’t be your main focus. You cleanse to improve the health of your body. The goal is health, not skinny. Ok, just had to get that straight.
There are also different cleanses that target different areas of the body. For example, there are whole body cleanses that pretty much effect all your digestive system (liver, gallbladder, colon, kidney), or there are focused cleanses that focus on one specific organ group like a gallbladder flush or kidney cleanse. Unless you have problems in one organ specifically and have been diagnosed with something, I recommend doing a whole body cleanse. This ensures that you effect each different area of your digestive tract.
There are so many companies out there, but I’m going to introduce our favorite cleanse that we recommend:
1. Standard Process 21 Day Purification Program: This cleanse is (in my and Cindy’s opinion) the best cleanse on the market. Every cleanse that we’ve recommended in the office we’ve tried on ourselves first to see what kind of results we would get and how our bodies responded to each different program. We’ve seen the best results on ourselves and on our patients on this cleanse compared to every other cleanse out there that we’ve tried. This is a 3-week detox program that consists of a 10 day mostly raw, no other liquids but water (and some green tea), shake and supplement regiment. That is followed by an 11 day rebuilding phase where you slowly add some of the foods (like meat) back into your system. This cleanse is radical in the change you make to your diet, but it is easier on your system and isn’t a “violent” cleanse where you need to sleep next to the toilet all night and cancel everything for the next 3 weeks! Speaking of that, I don’t recommend cleanses that are that fast. For one, they’re pretty rough on your digestive tract and effect your normal bacteria you have in your system, and two, they don’t allow for your body to get enough nutrients in the cleanse for rebuilding so you usually end up deficient in certain vitamins and minerals. The Standard Process cleanse is also like I said 3 weeks long, which I like because it gives you enough time to really change your dietary habits over. Cindy and I have done this cleanse at least once per year for about 8 years and really truly love it. Go to her blog here to see how we did recipes and our schedule during on of our times on the cleanse. We carry the products for this cleanse and the whole program for one person will run you around $160. It is cheaper if you have someone like your spouse to do it with you because you can share some of the products so contact the office if you’re interested or have any questions at all.
We’ve seen people drastically change their lives and the lives of their families on this program. One family that came to me did this cleanse after I had talked to them about it and they felt so good that the parents threw out all the old “conventional” food they had anywhere in the house and went totally healthy on everything and they’ve seen results from improved digestion to elimination of chronic allergies! Like I said above, Cindy and I do the cleanse about once a year, but we like to do it about every 4 months (January, May, August) so that you are resetting your body’s system around every change in season. You’d be amazed at how good you feel when you do that. Check these out and read my other post on toxins to see all the different benefits your family could experience by participating in a good cleanse. In my opinion (based on physiological fact I might add.. ), everyone needs to cleanse! Now as far as age, unless there is some really serious toxicity that we are sure about, we do not recommend children under high school age to take the products for the cleanse. They should do the diet with you, but not the supplements. As far as pregnancy and breastfeeding go, you can still do the cleanse, you just have to remove one product out of the program so that you’re not taking any powerful herbs during your pregnancy or nursing time.
So during the cleanse the hardest thing at all is figuring out what to make and having enough recipes in order to keep you from becoming bored with the same old thing every single meal. So that brings us to our giveaways for this program!! And here they are:
Cleanse Recipe E-Book: This is the brand new ebook companion to the SP Cleanse chocked full of recipes and ideas on different things you can do with your diet written by our good friend Heather Dessinger aka the Mommypotamus. $20 value that you MUST have to get the best ideas for your program. Heather has done as amazing job of detailing her journey through the cleanse and giving great but simple recipes that are DELICIOUS for you to be able to use. You do NOT have to go hungry on a cleanse and she proves it with her recipe book.
$10 off Coupon for the SP Cleanse: This will get you $10 off one person’s package of the cleanse products.
3 Free Ionic Foot Baths: These are an awesome add-in to your cleanse program and a great way to speed up detoxification. Check them out here.
Free bottle of Gymnema tablets: Have problems with sugar cravings?? This will help to control them during your cleanse experience.
Combined, that’s a value of $225!!! Ok, so here’s how you have to enter:
Go to the Lifetime Family Wellness Center facebook page and “like” us there: 1 entry
Re-post the giveaway on your facebook page: 1 entry for every day that you repost it.
Comment below and give me either a testimony of your successes on a cleanse or your favorite food during a cleanse: 1 entry
I will close this off Saturday night of this week (May 14th) so as many reposts and entries as you can get before then the winner will be announced Sunday so that you can pick up your prizes on Monday! Good luck!
And the winner is?!?!…..Mae Burke!! Congrats Mae, call up to the office and I’ll make sure the girls get your cleanse products together for you. I’ll let Mommypotamus know you won her book so that she can give you a copy of it to use. Thank you to everyone who entered. Keep checking back on the blogs for more good giveaways!