Dr. Alejandro Junger MD created The Clean Program during his cardiology fellowship in New York. The foundation behind the Clean Program is, given the optimal conditions, our body will naturally heal itself. Provide the right tools to reactivate your detoxification system, nutritionally support the detox process, and enhance elimination.
As a scientist who seeks proof of theories, but also, a keen observer with an open-mind who needs no scientific proof of the obvious, I became aware of Another Inconvenient Truth: the toxicity of our planet. Toxins in our air, water, and food have become obstacles to the proper functioning of our body processes and system. Dr. Junger
I do love good foods and an evening without a good wine was just uncivilized. I noticed my morning energy was low and I was feeling old. No, not yet, no time for slacking. Time to readjust my approach, to food, to alcohol, to our environment in general.
The holidays, that time between Thanksgiving and New Years, has always been an undisciplined food time for me, and this year it was my good fortune that the scale broke - I took this as a gift! My holiday weight gain for 2009 remains a mystery. Historically, I gain fifteen pounds during this glorious season. Not a worry, as I love to exercise, and I’m becoming better and better at discerning the mechanics of healthy foods. My educated guess (from the school of tight jeans) was that I started close, on either side, of one hundred forty pounds and after completing 21 days of the detox program, my lowest was one hundred twenty-three pounds. A good thing, but weight loss wasn’t the only goal. Feeling and looking healthy was now a mission!
Dr. Wayne D. Hey, Urologist and my son-in-law, doesn’t miss much. He did the math, ( wine over time) and suggested that the wine, we so happily consumed, effects on the liver, not to mention the brain, are negative. We all know this. Unfortunately, symptoms of liver disease are vague. For some, genetics comes into play. Hispanics, Native Americans and African-Americans are especially susceptible to liver disease. A routine blood test can measure liver enzymes. I added this blood test to my yearly wellness exam, and for me, no more wine! I find not craving wine to be a direct result of detoxing my body… I look and feel healthy.
The liver is the body’s gatekeeper. Processing everything you eat, breathe, or absorb through your skin. Now we bring into play everything! The liver has more than 500 responsibilities, maintaining blood glucose levels, ridding the body of toxins, and breaking down fats. Watch your diet. Reduce toxin exposure. Supplement responsibly.
The Clean Programs results, for me, exceeded my expectations, that being said, I was nearly giddy to be done with the regime, and next year I’ll have more techniques to pass the time. (Thinking about fastest “shake” time awards.)
This is a dietary program based on removing all the foods from our diet that are known to cause food allergies, food sensitivities, and cause disruptions in the digestive process. When we generate allergic responses to foods, our body is consuming energy that could be used to detox and repair functions, or simply contribute to our sense of alertness and physical strength.
Those for whom this is a radical change in habits will respond in many different ways. While in the long term most people experience profound benefits, the first few days may be the hardest. Breaking a habit is difficult at all levels. The Clean Program ~ www.cleanprogram.com
Note: Remember to detox your medicines. Six common medications that can harm the liver.
- Acetaminophen, Tylenol (with alcohol especially)
- Statins, Lipitor or Zocor
- Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, aspirin or ibuprofen
- Antidepressants, SSRIs
- Anti-fungal antibiotics, Sporanox and Lamisil
- Anti-hypertensives, Ace Inhibitors and Diuretics
Here’s to a healthier happier life…
“Never eat more than you can lift.” ~Miss Piggy