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Feb 17, 2009

Health Thru Detox & Diet

I’ve had health on my mind more than usual as of late due to my twin’s recent loss of 83 pounds and my recent gain of 15 (due mostly to inflammation). Thought it would be nice to finally get on line and post some research that I’ve found over the years in my studies of natural health. I consider this to be sort of an avocation, and I take it very seriously.

Detoxing is the key to unlocking the door to weight loss:

In short, our bodies are filled with chemicals simply through daily consumption of products that are found on the store shelves and in the restaurants we frequent. Anything that is processed (not organic) is going to be toxic (have chemicals). The more toxins we put in our bodies, the more battles we fight with disease and general poor health (headaches, chronic fatigue, poor digestion, food cravings, stuffy head, low sex drive, reduced mental clarity, and troubled sleep).

Medicines that are given to us by doctors are toxic:

Kevin Trudeau discusses the theory behind medical doctors being in cahoots with the pharmaceutical companies; you might have found at one time or another getting prescribed with a drug and wondering why that particular one. It is because they are making money off the sale and it doesn’t matter if it’s the right drug for you or not. Not only does it not work for you, but you end up back at the doctor’s office and like a guinea pig, they give you something else to temporarily cure your ailments – if you don’t deal with too many side effects, you might find some relief!

Additionally, you may have seen commercials on TV that talk about drugs that have been released prior to approval and due to claims of illness and even incidences as bad as death, they have had to remove them from the shelves and announce to the public to file a law suit in order to find justice. It’s about them, not us as individuals – if we are sick, they make money.

Summary:

It is not just about losing poundage (one can lose 10-20 lbs in just a few weeks), it is about better health and a sustainable life. Detoxing can be done every 6 months without causing any harm whatsoever. It plays a role in the body’s natural purification including the stomach, small intestines, liver, kidneys, bowels, etc. Choose an organic program so as to not add in more chemicals as you are attempting to remove them; follow the directions which typically include a list of foods that are easily digestible, a simple exercise program and you will see the results. Ask my twin; ask me. We’ve both experienced it.

Tips:

As a general rule, stay away from caffeine, refined sugars* (e.g. alcohol, juice, candy), processed foods – fast foods, anything in a box or can that has preservatives, white flour, dairy and red meat. Eat yummy wild caught fishies, raw nuts, legumes, and eggs (protein), raw veggies – green foods, coconut oil, and sea salt. Take a whole food energizer. (I swear by Nature’s Way, Alive´- veggie caps or the shake which contains vitamins, minerals, fruits, veggies, bioflavanoids, enzymes, amino acids, green foods, herbs, EFAs and mushrooms.)

*Refined sugars are just one of the many major reasons a “trigger” is not sent to the liver to burn fat and will stop your fat hormones from working properly – all 6 fat-burning hormones do their job in the liver. If you plan to eat sugar, you will not be rewarded by all the benefits noted above. Also, sugars will raise your blood insulin levels and cause you to increase fat. (I am living proof of this one when I began adding Cranberry juice to my vodka! I did this for about a month, yes, regularly, and gained 10 lbs. And, I knew better! I do not ever drink juice. I almost had a "cranbaby"!)

Thanks go out to Andrea Elliott, who I believe has inspired many to get healthy, my twin and the strength from an upper power for enabling me to find myself and bring back the inspiration I needed to make me who I am.

References: Dr. Bruce West (Health Alert, www.healthalert.com); Dr. Andrew Weil, 8 Weeks to Optimum Health, (www.drweilselfhealing.com), Kevin Trudeau, Natural Cures “They” Don’t Want you to Know About, (www.naturalcures.com), and, Eric Berg, DC, The 7 Principles of Fat Burning, (www.bergdiets.com).

19 peanuts say:

Sandee (Comedy +) said...

Great to see a post from you little chicken. I've missed you.

I hope you are okay. Are you going to do another detox soon? I don't think I could do it. I'd be starving have to death.

Have a terrific day. Big hug. :)

Heidi said...

well just shoot me as I drink me coffee and crave my red hots. I KNOW this info. is true, but man am I just depressed now. Keep telling me and maybe I will finally listen.

storyteller said...

Nice to hear from you and hope you're doing well. I suspect you're right about most (if not all) of this, but giving up my morning coffee ain't gonna happen any time soon I fear.
Hugs and blessings,

RennyBA said...

Interesting post, but I hope its okay if I just say I came over to say:

1: Good to see a post from you again.
2: Hope you'll have a great end to your week.
3: Wish you could hop over and support me fighting for women's rights :-)

Joyce said...

This is what my Dr. believes in. I have lost 35 pounds and counting. Fresh fruit and veg.

Love and hugs,
Joyce-Creation In Progress

Jen said...

What great info! Thank you so much! I've never done a detox and not really sure all that it entails, but fear I wouldn't be able to do it!

MamaGeek @ Works For Us said...

Hiya Chuck,

I miss ya and that's that.

WAH.

Todd H. said...

Good Job! I keep telling myself I’ll start “really” watching what I eat when our girls get older, like 10 or 12 (they will be turning 7 & 5 in March & April). I come from that generation that you do not leave food on the table. So when they (the girls) do not finish their meal…… Daddy cleans up. I do exercise regularly; jogging 4 miles over my lunch hour, but it is not like it used to be. It used to be if I wanted to drop a few pounds, I would just have to exercise a little more (jog regularly etc.) and I could still eat anything I wanted. Not the case anymore. I do enjoy jogging though. I will be participating for the 4th year in the Kansas Law Enforcement Torch Run to benefit Special Olympics. Our run is from Salina to Lindsborg. I’m not going to say I will run the whole thing, but I would like to run 8 or 10 miles of it, or at least that’s my goal. I’ve got til May to train for it.

I still live in Abilene, and probably will for the rest of my life. Like I said earlier, my girls, Taylor and Trisha will be turning 7 and 5 in the next couple of months and my wife, Terri will be turning 42 in May. So we have several B-days coming up. The girls keep me busy; Terri stays at home and sells some on eBay. We now have 3 cats. We adopted two when some people down the block got evicted from their house and left the cats. I’m not a big fan of cats, but the girls love them. I’m still working for the courts in Salina and probably will until I retire.

Talk..to..Grams said...

Hi Chuck! I haven't been over here for so long!! I hope you are doing ok!!
I am better and I have lost weight since I had stents put in my kidneys. I can't have salt... at all. but I am geting use to it now!! Take care Hugs, Grams

cotojo said...

Hiya Chuck,
How are you sweetie?
I must apologise for not having been around for some time, I had a major flare which caused a few problems and started to get back to normal when I also decided to move my main blog off wordpress and on to its own domain.....I must have had a mad moment :)
Weight loss can be scary, when I flare I can lose 18 - 20 pounds then the problem is trying to put it back on again lol
Hope all is well,
**hugs n smoochies**
Colin from Life and Free PC Security

Bluedreamer said...

hello chuck
im here again so for it took me so long
wow that is so informative thanks for sharing chuck

bluedreamer27 said...

actually im also having trouble now with my weight
im gaining and i think its because of my job
i am sitting all day and work at night
its hard for me to get a chance to go to a gym and work out
hayst i wish i could resolved this soon before it become worst
have a great day chuck and happy blogging

bluedreamer27 said...

hello just dropping by here again
have a great weekend my friend

bluedreamer27 said...

hi just dropping by here again have a great day and happy palm sunday

bluedreamer27 said...

hello there my friend
just dropping by here
have a great day and happy blogging

bluedreamer27 said...

by the way i just tagged you in my blog hope you can participate on this meme i just created
http://bluedreamer27.blogspot.com/2009/04/top-five-hottest-blog-meme.html
have a great day and happy blogging

bluedreamer27 said...

Happy Easter!!!

bluedreamer27 said...

hello chuck just dropping by here again
have a great day and happy blogging

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