I recently completed The CLEAN Program through Integrative Wellness Advisors. This 15-day program to reboot your digestive system and metabolism was my first attempt at a detox. I went in with many reservations and I did not have faith in myself that I could complete it. I am a busy mother of 3 young children, I am not overweight, and I always felt “fine.” I wasn’t quite convinced I needed the cleanse but I embarked on the “journey,” and I am so happy I did!Each morning prior to beginning the daily detox routine, I read my personalized email from my Cheerleader, Kate Motz, something I looked forward to each day! Having this positive support was a huge help! To my surprise, it answered all of the questions I had for that particular day. More importantly, it gave me insight as to how I’d feel each day of the program. That was extremely important for me, especially the first few days. Just an email, text or phone call away, Kate was readily available to answer any questions during the 15 days and believe me I was certainly in touch with her daily!By day 4 of the program I felt fantastic. I was amazed that I could feel something better than “fine.” For the first time ever, I was learning to listen to my body, fueling it with the right foods it needed and cutting out the things that it didn’t! The results were astonishing. The amount of energy I had was impressive, my skin was glowing, I felt lighter, my thoughts were clearer, I had a very calm, happy two weeks! I took time out of my day to be by myself, to exercise, to sit and think in a quiet room, to just enjoy being with “me.”I learned more about my body in two weeks than I had learned in my entire life; what it requires to function well and what it really craves and hungers for. I’ve made so many small changes in life as a result of the program. I read labels all the time now, I choose the healthier options when I’m food shopping, I rethink everything I put in my children’s lunch boxes! They’re all small changes, but they make a HUGE difference when you put them all together! By far the biggest change for me was eliminating caffeine from my diet.
Not once during the program did I ever say I was hungry! The Recipes were filling, satisfying and delicious, some I continue to make even now. I successfully completed the program and I am so proud of myself! I was thrilled with the results of The CLEAN Program, I’ve decided to do it twice a year! I highly recommend this program for everyone, Your Body Deserves it!!!
Annie B. – Stay at Home Mom of 3
Ok…I was the last person I ever expected to “feel” anything as a result of this detox… I always considered my body to be ..pretty well enabled to handle any type of food.. and in recent years I have fueled it relatively cleanly?? this seems weird even as I think it..let alone write it… first of all I Feel great.. really clear of mind…which i have not as of late… but here is the really weird part….I have had this mid morning lower back pain…that was …relatively severe…I have had lots of pains in my life and I would rate this pains discomfort at about 6 or 7 on a 1 to 10….it could begin any time after work started and was generally gone by lunch…as I work today… I can not even imagine that pain…because it is gone…. is this even possible???
Ken – Kenilworth, NJ
I actually feel much better, less stressed for sure. I feel like I am getting enough me time to where I can appreciate my daughter much more after I get home from work. I do feel like I can handle daily situations without feeling overwhelmed. Calmer, for sure. It’s very cool. I have barely added in wheat products and dairy. I’m good without it. I did feel better following a vegetarian diet, so that makes me happy, although I do have some animal protein a few days a week. Want to make sure my iron is up. Today when I went for my run I just found myself running a bit farther and a bit farther. As I was running towards the house I saw some lawn trimmings in a pile on the side of the street so I just decided to hurdle over them. I did that twice! Like a kid!! I flew like a gazelle!! (I would have loved to hear what I really looked like). It a new found energy and zone. It’s super cool. I hope I don’t lose it.
Danica – San Jose, CA