Give Yourself A Total Reboot This Weekend

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Have you ever had one of those days when you hit a wall? You’ve run your body hard, you’ve indulged in food and/or drink past the point of fun, and now you just feel “yucky.”

You need a total system reboot, and you’re starting to think about a cleanse.

As stated in my previous article, sometimes rigid rules, restrictions, and limitations related to food — especially for an extended period of time — can be “too much” and ultimately not serve your body’s needs.

Certain cleanses or detox programs are incredibly restrictive and many people have a hard time sticking to them, creating a feeling of failure that can be difficult to overcome.

I have found a simple and totally “doable” way to get my nutrition goals back on track. Once a month, I reset and renew in just two days by following a simple weekend cleansing program.

I call it my “weekend reboot,” and anyone can do it.

The basic guidelines are as follows: a simple green juice for breakfasts, a big, beautiful salad at midday when digestion is strongest (I add lean protein to support my active lifestyle), a healthy smoothie for a snack if needed, and a soup with a side of raw or lightly steamed vegetables for dinner.

I’m not asking you to starve yourself or live on a single ingredient alone. Rather, a “weekend reboot,” full of nutrient-dense, fluid-rich foods will nourish and sustain you, prevents big drops in blood sugar and is MUCH less stressful on your system than other — more aggressive — cleanse programs.

No matter the month, no matter the season, your body will FEEL BETTER after a “total system reboot,” and the best news is that you can make great strides toward feeling better in just one weekend by following the guidelines above! The following is one of my favorite recipes for a green smoothie that I love to indulge in when doing my monthly “reboot:”

Creamy Green Avo-Mint Smoothie Snack (tastes like melted mint chocolate chip ice cream!)

Ingredients

  • 2 handfuls of light-tasting greens (i.e. baby spinach, feldsalat, or lettuce)
  • 1/2 of a ripe avocado-2 pitted dates
  • 1 frozen, sliced banana
  • 2 cups unsweetened nondairy milk
  • 1 handful of ice cubes
  • 3/4 tsp. pure mint extract
  • 1/2 to 1 full scoop vanilla flavored single ingredient protein powder such as egg white, hemp, pea, or whey (optional)
  • unsweetened cocoa powder for dusting the top (optional)

Directions

Add greens, avocado, banana, nondairy milk, ice cubes, mint extract and protein powder to your blender. Blend on high. Pour into glasses and dust with cocoa powder, if using. Serves two.

Increase energy and vitality in just two days! Are you ready? Let’s REBOOT!

By: Brianne Grogan
Source: www.mindbodygreen.com

2014-04-04T11:26:40+00:00

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    Q: I just ordered the FULL BODY DETOX and I know there's a dietary regimen that I will have to follow. I was wondering if you would approve of a protein shake that consist of (raw hemp protein powder, raw almond butter, sea salt, flax seed, 100% young coconut water & meat inside the coconut, raw carob powder,) (optional soy or rice milk or soy or rice cream)

    A:

    Doesn't sound like it will mess up your FULL BODY DETOX. Go for it! But leave out the rice/soy cream! The rice milk is okay (but it is processed/cooked)!

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    Q: I have 2 more days left on the Total Woman Cleanse. I also completed the Full Body Detox in January. I started my cycle a couple of days before starting the Total Womans Cleanse, which lasted approxy 5 days. When my cycle stopped, I began to experience spotting everyday (which I understand is apart of the cleansing process). However, my cycle started again and has lasted for 4 days now, and I experienced some clots and heavy bleeding. I've also been feeling fatigue, as a result of the continuous bleeding. I've had problems with my cycle for several years, and I'm really seeking help in resolving the issue(s). I've had a couple of DNCs, over the past few years which have come back okay (praise God), but I also have an enlarged uterus. I was thinking about ordering the Yoni Formula, Moon cycle, Female Tea, and liquid iron. What do you suggest?

    A:

    Don't be frustrated, Beloved! It will only block you! Consider ordering and reading our "Mental Science Manual" and "Love Manual" and APPLY the principles so as to help you remain positive, calm, and optimistic about your healing. Listen, after the Total Womans Cleanse, perform the Full Body Detox, and then (after you finish the FBD) start taking the Moon Cycle (formula and tea), Female Hormonal Formula, Yoni Formula, and Styptic Formula. Your body is regulating itself. Trust the natural process! Your body is undoing all the harm you did to it, so be patient, and understanding of all that your body has to do on and for your behalf! Okay? Stay positive! Your body is your humble servant!

    Product Links:

    Full Body Detox
    Yoni Formula
    Moon Cycle Formula
    Female Hormonal Formula
    Styptic
    The Mental Science Manual
    Love Manual
    Moon Cycle Tea

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    Q: I've come to your website many times in the past few days and I would like to start ordering some products to begin detoxing my body and to rid my system of the herpes simplex virus and any other std that may be lingering within. I was diagnosed with this virus on 12/5, but since then I have been given amoxicillin by the doctor. After doing some research, I bought some Olive Leaf Extract, L-Lysine and Echinacea with goldenseal. I feel a lot better, especially since I began to stop eating certain foods, like cheese, pork, peanuts and chocolate. I've also been maintaining a positive attitude and believing that I will be free of this virus. I am extremely interested in starting a cleansing ritual beginning at the end of the month, but at current, I would just like to begin with a supplement you would recommend to cleanse my blood, my genital and vaginal area. Your recommendations will be deeply appreciated.

    A:

    If I had to recommend one product before your Anti-Viral Kit for you, it would be Dherbs STD-RID formula.

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    Q: I just ordered two 20 day full body cleanses one for me and one for my husband... He was wondering if he can still take basic protein powder while on the cleanse?

    A:

    I would advise against protein powders during detoxing. The main focus of detoxing is to give the liver and kidneys a break so they can clean house. Adding protein means less time for your liver to detox.

    -Gary Gibson HHC CPT

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    Q: I work out at the gym at 6am till 7:30am hard six days a week. Since I'm eating raw foods while detoxing, what will help me keep up that same intensity in the gym. Will protein bars or protein powder help? Maybe you can recommend something? Thank you!

    A:

    Try BIO-PROTEIN FORMULA, ENERGIZER FORMULA, and IODINE PHOSPHATE. Protein bars are toxic!

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    Q: I just completed the Full Body Cleanse about two weeks ago and started the Pancreas Formula for my pancreas... I don?t have the money for the full kit but after the Full Body Cleanse I?ve notice my blood averaging +-200.....it had reached a low of 124 during detox. I bought cromium and have used it since the onset of detox at about 1200 mcg per day! My Pancreas is a piece of crap!!!!! I haven?t had ANY thing with added sugar or artificial, just green tea with stevia to sweeten it. NO Treats! The only regular food I get now is like lean cuisine type once or twice a day with fresh vegetables or fresh made Veg juice....I had went from 327lbs to 289lbs during detox but since I?ve went back up settling at about 296 and stable. I have cut everything I love out of my life! No Sugar, No Milk Products. About 6 ounces of meat A WEEK eat mostly live vegetables yet I see a Pancreas that needs to be punished for ruining my life!!!!! I try to help it and this is what it does for me! I don?t know what to do next.

    A:

    If you can't afford the full kit or kits, order and drink some of our Herbal Teas to help maintain the pancreas in its normal healthy secretion. Cinnamon Tea can also provide additional benefits.

    We also recommend a daily pancreas regimen of: Pancreas Aid, Pancreas Formula, and Sugar Control.

    Your vegetable juice should consist of GREEN BEAN (Snap pea) and/or BRUSSEL SPROUTS, to help maintain pancreatic health.

     

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    Q: Today makes day 9 of my FULL BODY DETOX (FBD). This morning I have an outbreak on my hand. I have been practicing telling myself I am Healing, but my job is stressful and yesterday I had a stressful day and this morning the outbreak on my right hand. Could this be part of my healing process? Can you suggest what I can do to alleviate the stress at work so this will not block my healing process of herpes? I am following the diet; however I have been kind of burnt out at times on the salads so I at least eat a salad and a bowl of steamed brown rice and frozen green peas that are steamed for 3 min. Is that considered following the diet? I still eat my fruit for breakfast daily, my salad for lunch and steamed broccoli (5min) and for dinner another salad, but for a few days I have eaten the rice and steam green peas. I basically want to know is it alright so if I eat it in the future.

    A:

    You have to learn to deal with your stress and stop reacting to it. Your subconscious mind is greatly blocked and therefore you have to realize your healing will come very slow. At a deep level you still believe herpes is incurable and your body is giving you this (despite the healing crisis of outbreaks on the hand). Your dietary deviation is understandable and not that bad but if you are tiring of salads opt for other things to eat. We list a few raw foods alternative recipes in our "ALTERNATIVE DIET AND LIFESTYLES MANUAL" e-book available for download. Check it out!

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    Q: Is there such thing as, cleansing too much? From May - July I did a 40 day cleanse. The cleanse was pretty much ridding my diet of refined sugar, flour, alcohol, and animal product for much of the time. I just recently finished the Total Body Cleanse, and will be finishing my series of cleanses with the Total Woman's Cleanse. I personally feel fine, but people keep warning me about over cleansing. Also, bringing up the issue of your body being stripped of the good bacteria (along with the bad). But, I"ve taken probiotic pills (1-2) virtually everyday througout all of my cleanses. Should I be concerned with overcleansing? After this initial year of hard core cleansing, I plan to cleanse maybe once or twice a year. What are you thoughts on probiotics? Like I mentioned, I am taking pills. But I'd like to find foods that provide all that I need so I don't have to take pills.

    A:

    Many people are concerned about what happens to the beneficial intestinal flora after colonics are performed. Personally, I think many people put too much energy into worrying about something so inconsequential. If you're really worried about the beneficial intestinal flora after your colonic, you could always take a few capsules of acidophilus (acidophilus bifidus) or a liquid form of acidophilus (dairy-free, of course). I have never taken an acidophilus product after a colonic. I know Nature and my body too well. I know that my body naturally produces everything sold by man in a bottle, and that is purchased from a health food store, including beneficial flora or bacteria. I simply drink a minimum of 4 ounces of vegetable juice after my colonic sessions. If you're into carrot juice, carrot juice is just as effective as acidophilus in restoring good bacteria in the intestines. Juiced cantaloupe is even better than carrot juice in restoring the beneficial flora. Other natural substances that will help the body to repopulate beneficial flora or good bacteria in the intestines include: Blue Green algae, Spirulina, Chlorella, Irish Moss, Kelp, Bladderwrack, Dulse, Ginger, Cloves, Cayenne, Black Walnut Hull, and Carrot powder. Stop listening to these naysayers and keep doing YOU! You're on the right path!

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    Q: My friend who recommended the full body cleanse said I should contact you. I'm getting very bad reactions to the charcoal powder. Both productive and dry heaves, stomach cramping (VERY painful) and diarrhea. Every 20 minutes I'm in the bathroom. Take powder at approx. 10pm and from midnight to approx. 4am this goes on. I'm physically drained and called in sick to work today (I almost never do this). Also important, this month is my 2 year anniversary of my last chemo treatment. I had stage 3 Hodgkin?s Lymphoma and underwent the ABVD cocktail over 8 months. I've only had a banana this morning and a piece of watermelon this afternoon - I don't really want to eat. What should I take to get my energy back?

    A:

    Abstain from taking the charcoal for about a week and then reintroduce the Full Body Cleanse.

    To regain energy, your body needs more fuel. Eat some avocado, or raw nuts or seeds, or make a big salad to give your body the nutrients it needs to operate properly.

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    Q: I just finished the Full Body Detox. I loved it and felt great the whole time. Ever since I stopped the herbs a few days ago I have been very gassy in my stomach. I eat very healthy and have continued to eat very basic and natural foods the past few days. Is there any reason why I would be feeling this way?

    A:

    The body is attempting to naturally regulate itself absent the herbs. Take CARBON and take 3 capsules of ELECTRIC GREENS CELL FOOD daily. The situation will soon pass. Your body is regulating itself. That's all! Drink plenty of water daily too!

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    Q: I see also that you recommend a complete diet with these programs. I am guessing its a vegan diet right? I wanted to ask something on that is coconut milk and coconut oils ok for that? I personally had a very hard time trying to eat that many vegetables and many ph balance vegans seem to think fruits aren?t good either. I eat that many vegetables one it tears me up the next day and two I just cant consume enough calories that way. I can try and make up for it by eating things like almonds but I eat to many almonds I get the same problem the next day. Now coconut milk (unsweetened) and a digestive enzyme works for me for picking up extra calories.... but I hear very conflicting information about coconut and its saturated fat content. Is it ok to use daily as a part of the diet for cleansing? And your oxy-drops are those the same as the drop for ph balancing water?? Or is it something different? I am wanting to start lifting weights as I need to put on some muscle and I?m wondering if its something that would be beneficial in combating muscle soreness by increased oxygen in the body.

    A:

    The diet we recommend is vegan-based, and RAW FOODS. Fresh fruits, vegetables, raw nuts and seeds are ideal.

    Coconut Milk and Coconut Oil are excellent products to have in your diet. The healthy fats will keep you fuller.

    Oxy-Drops can help balance your electrolytes that need to be replenished after a workout in order to keep your body performing efficiently. 

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    Q: I am interested in starting the Full Body Detox program. At this time, I would like to know which program is best for me. At current, I have started removing things from my diet as of 2 weeks ago (pork, chicken, red meat, I'm trying with the fish but it's hard!) I am not eating cheese but I still eat yogurt and every now and then I will eat a boiled egg (egg whites). I have removed soda from my diet, no coffee, I drink herbal or green tea, pomegranate juice or orange juice and I drink filtered water (I have a countertop filter that I change every 6 months and the Brita pitcher that I change every 2 months). Along with the supplement, is there an eating plan that you can suggest for me? I am eating more fruits and vegetables, but I would welcome suggestions on certain foods that I can eat while I begin my cleansing.

    A:

    The Full Body Detox kit comes with a prescribed dietary plan and notifies a person what they can and cannot eat during the detox.

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    Q: Hello, I'm very interested in your Full Body Cleanse programs, but I'm confused, as to what program would be best for me. I have a lot of trouble with taking herbs in pill or capsule form. It's either extremely hard for me to get them down, or they just pop right back up. I was interested in the Full body cleanse in the capsule form, after reading the description on your site, but I don't know if I should buy it in Children's Detox & just take more than the recommended dose (I'm 27 yrs. old), or should I buy the Full Body Cleanse Tea, is the tea the same as the capsules, is it as effective as the capsules? When doing the cleanse can you eat steamed veggies? Will I see gallstones in my poop? How many capsules, how often? Can I open the capsules, & put them in tea? Do you have any advice on vitamins, whole food supplements?

    A:

    We offer a liquid alternative Full Body Liquid Cleanse for those that have trouble swallowing capsules. You may also order the regular Full Body Cleanse and open adn empty the content of the capsules into water or fresh fruit juice.

    During the cleanse, we recommend an all RAW FOODS diet. Vegetables should be eaten raw, and not steamed, as to retain their nutritional content.

    In the Full Body Cleanse (with capsules), there are 6 formulas to take 2-3 hours apart, 5 capsules at a time.

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    Q: I took the FULL BODY DETOX about a month ago and during my consultation with you, you suggested that I move right into the ANTI-VIRAL CLEANSE AND REGIMEN and then the TOTAL MALE CLEANSE, but I went a couple of weeks in between the full body detox and anti viral kit. In that time, I fell back into a few bad habits, eating, lifestyle, etc. Now that I am back in the right frame of mind on the anti viral kit, I want to make sure that I haven't slowed or compromised my healing process. Do you think I should go on to the total male cleanse after the anti viral kit or go back to the full body detox, or what do you think is the best course of action for my situation?

    A:

    Beloved, I suggest you perform the ANTI-VIRAL CLEANSE AND REGIMEN, then the TOTAL MALE CLEANSE, and then the FULL BODY DETOX! Don't worry about falling off the path! See it as taking a few steps backward in order to make a great leap ahead! Stay positive!

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    Q: I started the Full Body Cleanse program on August 25th. Three days later, detox symptoms became so severe that I discontinued taking it on September 4th. However, I want to resume but feel that I need some assistance from you in terms of what might be the best way to do so in order that I can continue with my daily activities. Symptoms of most concern included: uncontrollable coughing, tightness in chest, increased blood pressure and severe headache. When I noted that the symptoms were increasing in intensity, I discontinued taking the Full Body Cleanse herbs,(after 10 days). 3 days after discontinuing the programs, the symptoms have subsided to a degree that I can continue with my daily activities. I want to resume the program but want to do so at a rate that I can function during the day and sleep at night without hours of intensive coughing. What suggestions do you have? About me: I am AA 60 Y.O. female who has been a raw vegan for the past 7 years. My doctor insists that I remain on the following medications: Levoxyl Tab 0.05 mg; Avapro 150mg; and Estradiol patch for thyroid condition, hypertension and menopause, respectively. Noteworthy, I discontinued taking all med 3 days prior to starting Full Body Cleanseand have not starting taking them again. My goal is to be free of such poisons.

    A:

    To continue the Full Body Cleanse, cut dosage from 5 capsules to 2-3 capsules. It is a very powerful cleanse. The symptoms you are experiencing is part of the healing crisis taking place. The herbal supplements are trying to counteract the toxicity in your body, and thus attempting to rid of them via one of your major eliminative channels. 

     

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    Q: I am about to finish theFULL BODY DETOX in 5 days. My plan is to take the male cleanse next. Will it be wise to take the BIO-PROTEIN POWDER MIX and ENERGIZER FORMULA?

    A:

    YES, IT WOULD BE VERY WISE TO TAKE THESE FORMULAS.

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    Q: I received my TOTAL WOMAN CLEANSE and started it yesterday (thank you for prompt delivery). I noticed that the white specks I was passing with the FULL BODY DETOX are even bigger pieces with the TOTAL WOMAN CLEANSE. I'm assuming this is still yeast coming out. The first day I started I didn't go at all which is unusual for me but today I went 4 times. The fourth round looked like dark green spinach. Is this from the color of the Colon capsules or is it old matter passing? The magnet in the woman’s cleanse, broke my neck out. I've always had issue with certain metals. Is there anything I can do to prevent this?

    A:

    YOU ARE PASSING OLD FECAL MATTER. GREEN STOOLS DENOTE ACID STUFF EATEN IN THE PAST, WHICH CAUSED BITTER GALL TO BE RELEASED IN THE COLON. THIS IS WHY THE MATTER IS DARK GREEN. STILL SOUNDS LIKE YOU'RE PASSING YEAST SUBSTANCES TOO - A GOOD SIGN. IF THE MAGNET BROKE YOUR NECK OUT, DISCONTINUE USE OF IT. YOU CAN MAKE IT WITHOUT THE MAGNET.

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    Q: If I take your Vegan Protein Powder Mix, what effect will that have on a drug test?

    A:

    The Vegan Protein Powder will have no effect on a drug test.

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    Q: Is necessary to continue food combining after completing FULL BODY DETOX in 20 Days? For example can you consume sweet fruit with sub acid & acid fruit also starches and vegetable (beans) proteins together? I learned in Nutrition that starches (rice) and beans are complete protein when combined together that our body needs. Are you at risk for protein deficiency if consuming vegan diet?

    A:

    IT'S YOUR CHOICE! OF COURSE IT'S BEST TO CONTINUE TO DO SO. IT'S UP TO YOU, BELOVED! I PERSONALLY DON'T RECOMMEND IT. NOT TRUE! YOU CAN'T GET PROTEIN FROM COOKED FOODS REGARDLESS OF WHAT THE FOOD IS. OF COURSE NOT, UNLESS YOU ARE IGNORANT TO PROTEIN, REAL PROTEIN, HOW AND WHERE TO GET IT.

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    Q: In my past experience detox programs always last 90 days. I have been told by herbalists that it takes 90 days to truly clean the blood but I notice that your detoxe (which I purchased yesterday) are for 21 days. Can you enlighten me?

    A:

    YES, IT TAKES 90 DAYS TO GET NEW BLOOD, 11 MONTHS FOR NEW ORGANS, AND 2 YEARS FOR NEW BONES. OUR DETOX IS FOR 3 WEEKS! WHO WOULD PERFORM A DETOX THAT LASTS FOR 3 MONTHS? YOU HAVE TO BE PRACTICAL WHEN DEALING WITH THE MAJORITY OF PEOPLE. 90 DAYS OF DETOXING IS WAY TOO MUCH FOR THEM. IT MUST BE A GRADUAL PROCESS, BELOVED!