Information for Participants
What is Detox?
Detox, in general, is the removal of toxic substances from the body. It is one of the major functions of the liver, lower GI tract, and kidneys. Our program was designed to lessen exposure to toxic substances, while facilitating the physiological processes associated with the elimination of toxins from the body.
Everyone is exposed to toxins in one way or another. Toxins are naturally produced in the body from normal functions. We can also ingest or inhale them via chemicals such as pesticides, household cleaners, food additives, drugs, pollution, cigarette smoke, and heavy metals. Research has shown toxins can then be stored inside fat cells in our body. This cumulative toxic load has been linked to hormonal imbalance, impaired immune function, nutritional deficiency, and an inefficient metabolism.
Often feel tired, sluggish, or lethargic?
Have difficulty concentrating or staying focused?
Catch colds easily?
Usually have bad breath?
Tend to get congested, stuffed-up, or post-nasal drip?
Have unpleasant body odors when not using deodorant or perfume?
Often have bloating, gas or indigestion after eating?
Usually have dark circles under your eyes?
Have allergies? Have eczema, acne, or psoriasis?
Often go for more than one day without having a bowel movement?
Smoke, or spend time regularly around other smokers?
Usually drink less than three cups of water a day?
Usually eat meat two times or more a day?
Tend to get bloated or puffy?
The more questions that you answered, “Yes” to, the more your body probably needs a detox!
What is Involved?
Days 1-7: Eliminate or decrease many foods from diet, such as dairy, yeast, gluten, beef, alcohol, and caffeine; take supplement packet twice daily
Days 8-28: Continue dietary guidelines and supplements as above, but protein shakes will replace 2-3 meals per day.
You will be given all materials, supplements, meal replacements, recipes, grocery shopping lists, etc. that you will need throughout the program.
It may be uncomfortable at times if giving up a lot of caffeine or sugar. Some people may complain of changes in sleep patterns, headaches, joint or muscle stiffness, lightheadedness, or changes in gastrointestinal function, although it shouldn’t last longer than a few days. You may also urinate more often than normal, as you will be consuming extra water on the program. You will also most likely lose weight, although that is not the purpose of this program.
When does it start?
This is a 28-day program which will begin on Wednesday, March 9th, 2011. There are group meetings on Day 1 (March 9th, 2011), Day 14 (March 23rd, 2011), and a final meeting to follow up with everyone on Wednesday April 13th, 2011).
At the first meeting, we will get familiarized with the program and each other. At the second meeting, we will be passing out the remainder of the meal replacements and have a discussion about the final days. The final meeting will be a reflection on the program, and how to maintain good dietary and lifestyle habits for the future. All meetings will be at 7:00 p.m. in the educational room on the lobby of FSFM. The meetings should last around one hour.
What is the Cost:
The cost is $310.00, which covers all supplements, meal replacements, and materials. Upon signing up, there is a $150 deposit required. Full payment is due on the first class.
Increase your energy and motivation...Lose weight...Focus better... Be more productive… Relieve your allergies...Slow your aging process...Clear up your skin and eyes…HAVE FUN!
NOW is the time to ”DUMP THE JUNK!”
Tired or Toxic: A Blueprint For Health, by Sherry A. Rogers, M.D.