Feel better in two weeks —
with Women to Women’s Quick-Cleanse
by Marcelle Pick, OB/GYN NP
How long has it been since you felt truly great? Stop for a moment and take inventory
of how you feel right now. Are you feeling tired, bloated, moody, flabby, achy or
spaced-out? Do your clothes fit a little tighter than you might like? Are you suffering
from allergies or chemical sensitivities? Or are you so used to feeling “off”
that it now feels normal? If so, let me tell you how you can feel better in just
two weeks by simply paying more attention to what you eat.
I can’t think of a patient who hasn’t been skeptical when I tell them
how life-changing the Women to Women Quick-Cleanse can be. But it’s true.
You are what you eat. It’s that simple. Of course, diet is not the only factor
— getting to the root of health issues is complicated. But it is a fundamental
piece of the puzzle. With this elimination diet plan, you’ll eliminate the
dietary “clutter” that is taxing your digestive, endocrine, and immune
systems and slowing your metabolism. From here, you can quickly determine which
foods fuel your unique biochemistry and which ones get in your way. The reward will
be increased energy and focus, clearer skin, more efficient digestion, and an improved
muscle-to-fat ratio — you may even lose a few pounds.
This cleanse is based on the same eating plan we recommend to all our new patients
and Personal Program members — with resounding success. Most of us don’t
recognize how big an obstacle toxins can be to hormonal balance. The cleansing plan
is simple and can be customized to suit your comfort level. Changing eating habits
can be discouraging, difficult and confusing at first — which is why most
conventional doctors don’t go there. They don’t believe women can do
it! But I know differently because I’ve seen the solid evidence every day
in my office. If you’ve been trying to make healthy choices but just can’t
seem to shake a sense of being off-balance, a detox diet might be just what you
need to flush and prime your system for a fresh start. So take it slowly —
and don’t give up! Try this plan for two weeks and see how you feel. If you
fall off, try again a few months later. I promise you that the self-knowledge and
vibrant health you gain will be worth it.
So let’s get started!
How a quick detox diet works
The Women to Women Quick-Cleanse plan helps turn down the noise in your body and
frees up your immune system to deal with other, potentially more hazardous concerns
— like viruses, accelerated aging, or unchecked cell division. Because you
will be eating whole foods, simply prepared, and supplementing with a probiotic
and fiber supplement, the plan allows your upper GI tract to cleanse, rest and restore
itself, which in turn boosts your liver’s ability to detox efficiently, quiets
inflammation, heals the lower gut, revs up the metabolic fire, cleanses the colon,
and reminds your body to burn fat, not sugar, for fuel.
No diet is a cure-all. In fact, I don’t like the word diet because
it brings to mind fads and self-deprivation,
and in my experience most diets of that nature just don’t work. Because the
science of weight loss is so much more complex and variable with the individual
than we ever previously thought, it wouldn’t surprise me if traditional dieting
became a thing of the past. So while the specifics of an effective elimination diet
are complex in that they depend upon an individual’s unique make-up, the basic
idea is simple: certain foods and nutrients will fire up your metabolism and certain
foods and substances will derail it.
Because everyone’s biochemistry is different, multiple factors come into play
in a successful cleansing plan, including your age, genetic profile, the
degree of inflammation in your body, hormonal balance (including estrogen
and thyroid levels), hydration, exercise, rest — and above all, your liver’s
ability to detoxify. But it’s safe to say that stress, environmental exposure,
poor exercise habits, and suboptimal nutrition begin to take their toll on women
universally by the time they reach their late 30’s to early 40’s. An
improved diet and nutritional supplementation can undo much of the damage wrought
by our modern lifestyle. But to really flush your system out you will need to identify
which foods are optimal for your individual “blueprint” — and
which are best avoided. And that’s what the Women to Women Quick-Cleanse diet
is all about.
Our Personal Program is a great place to start
The Personal Program promotes natural hormonal balance with nutritional supplements,
our exclusive endocrine support formula, dietary and lifestyle guidance, and optional
phone consultations with our Nurse–Educators. It is a convenient, at-home
version of what we recommend to all our patients at the clinic.
If you have questions, don't hesitate to call us toll-free at
1-800-798-7902. We're here to listen and help.
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Last Modified Date: 04/18/2011
Principal Author: Marcelle Pick, OB/GYN NP