We’re inundated everyday with fad diets and the latest and greatest health claims to help you lose weight or avoid getting cancer. The scare tactics and claims are overwhelming, and it’s hard to know exactly what to do to even maintain health. The idea of cleansing or detoxing is very popular, and I must admit that I was even skeptical of Detox 360°™ when I was first introduced a few years ago. Let me explain why I stand by this amazingly powerful cleanse and why I encourage you to do your research and see if this is the right cleanse program for you.
Toxins are substances that have irritating and/or harmful effects on the body. They undermine health and stress the body’s biological functions. We are exposed to thousands of toxins and chemicals every day: at work, at home, through the air we breathe, our food and water supply. Toxins come through vaccines, pharmaceutical drugs and use of industrial chemicals and solvents. Multiple small exposures can be a destructive, insidious poisoning of our detoxification system, leading to large accumulation of multiple toxins in our fat cells, our liver and within the lymphatics.
Over the last 33 years, the EPA has only tested 200 chemicals of the more than 120,000 chemicals in use. In 2005, a study spearheaded by the Environmental Working Group (EWG) examined the umbilical cord blood from 10 babies born in U.S. hospitals. Tests revealed a total of 287 chemicals, including pesticides, consumer product ingredients, and wastes from burning coal, gasoline, and garbage. Many of these are known carcinogens, brain irritants, and 208 were known to cause birth defects. Even before we are born, toxicities start to accumulate in our body.
There are a variety of reasons to do a detox program, including:
Notice that “losing weight” is not listed as one of the reasons to detox. It can certainly be a nice by-product, but it should not be the driving force for doing a cleanse. The underlying purpose of doing a true cleanse is to reduce the toxicity level in your body for an improvement in overall, long-term health. Even if we eat well, we still have toxins in our bodies from the beauty products we put on our skin, the cleaning products we use, the water we drink, the air we breathe, the medications we take, etc.
Our detoxification organs, such as kidneys, liver, lungs, and skin, work hard for us everyday. Sometimes our bodies need some extra help, which is why detoxification through special cleansing diets is the best way to assist our body’s natural self-cleaning system which can get overloaded and begin to store the toxins in our body. It is especially important for immune-compromised diseases like cancer, arthritis, diabetes, and chronic fatigue. However, even for those who do not have a pressing health issue, a cleanse can revitalize the body, ridding it of harmful bacteria, viruses, and parasites—helping to prevent health complications down the road. Symptoms of toxicity include acne, brain fog, circles under the eyes, constipation, digestive problems, fatigue, headache, and the list goes on. Health issues related to toxicity include arthritis, chronic fatigue, leaky gut, and obesity.
It will be one of the most important health programs that you will ever undertake.
The Detox 360°™ Program, designed by California certified nutritionist, Linda Clark, is a 4-week plan to eliminate toxicities and to reduce inflammation. Using supplements, homeopathic remedies and dietary changes, your organs will be cleansed and your energy will improve. Foods eliminated during the program are gluten, eggs, soy, and dairy. The high quality supplements and homeopathic formulas from Apex Energetics are used to support the body’s detox pathways.
This is not a short term fad diet that forces you to only drink juice or fast by not eating at all. You will be able to eat as much food as you want during this program, as long it is the right kind of food. This is a scientifically designed and powerful whole foods approach to detoxification. It is a 28 day whole health program in which you will experience living a 360° detox lifestyle.
The program is designed to walk you through the process of a gradual elimination of foods that you may be allergic or sensitive to. The supplements assist in eliminating the toxins from your body. Combined with proper eating and supplement consumption, by the completion of the program, you will have eliminated dangerous toxins from your body and hopefully set yourself up for a lifetime of positive changes.
Some people say that it takes 21 days to make something a habit, and since this program is 28 days long, our goal is that you’ll continue to maintain a level of eating quality food, drinking plenty of water and doing a routine cleanse for the rest of your life. Linda Clark recommends doing the Detox 360°™ Program twice per year for continued toxic disposal, and I agree with her.
I get asked often if the Detox 360°™ Program is difficult. The honest answer is YES. It is certainly a challenge for many people, myself included the first few times that I did it. Removing things that we enjoy and become accustomed to is hard to do, no doubt. However, it’s all possible. I promise. You’re never hungry (and if you are, you can eat), and it really is all about short term pain for long term gain.
Common detoxification symptoms (remember, short term) include: headaches, fatigue, cravings, and irritability, especially during the first 2 weeks of the program.
A daily protein shake is included in your meal plan, and many people find this shake to be their favorite part of the process. APEX’s Clear-Vite shake is delicious, and once you pinpoint your favorite recipes, you’ll likely want to continue a daily shake long after the Detox Program is completed. I have a shake a day personally.
It might be a good idea to avoid certain social commitments if they involved drinking alcohol. Caffeine and alcohol are not allowed when detoxifying, and sometimes it’s easier to avoid the event all-together, rather than being among temptation. The same goes for any parties or events that serve foods you’re not able to have.
The desire to cheat on the cleanse will be strong. It will be 100% up to you whether or not to stick to your guns and stay strong. Even one bite of the foods or drinks you’re not allowed to have will get your detoxification process off-course, which is why I’ve created an accountability group to help out.
Once you’ve ordered the Detox 360°™ Program, you’ll be added to our private Facebook group where I’ll be offering daily accountability, which is really the backbone to success with this program. Knowing you have people in your corner going through the same experience and all rallying for you is very helpful, and I have some exciting things planned to help keep us all on track.
… Yes … I did say US because I will personally be participating in the Detox 360°™ Program this time as well! And I’m pumped!
Once the 28 days have passed, you’ll feel more energized, be more in tune with your body and what you put into it, and you’ll have learned a lot of very helpful tips to maintain a healthy lifestyle onward.
The deadline to sign up for the Detox 360°™ Program is Monday, February 22 at 10 pm ET. You can buy the program online or by calling us at the office: 843-529-1800. (Note: if wanting to place a phone order, please call by 5:30 pm ET). The program will officially start on Monday, February 29 and will last 4 weeks.
All Detox 360°™ Program participants through Crevar Chiropractic will receive:
Each participant will also be able to schedule one private 30-minute phone call with Dr. Blaine Crevar to receive one-on-one support.