Many people ask me for plans that they can use to jump start a detoxification or weight loss plan. I just completed a 28 day cleanse that took out the main foods that people are sensitive to. It isn't a plan for wimps...for the majority of the plan, sugar, gluten, meat, soy, corn, dairy, oranges, tomatoes, alcohol, and many vegetables are removed. This cleanse does give your body a break and brings down inflammation in the system. It is also an opportunity to determine if you are sensitive to any of the above foods. I tested myself using electrodermal screening after completing the 28 days, and found that the foods that I was sensitive to included MSG, peanut butter, white wine, shrimp, pork, yogurt, and squash. If you find that any time that you eat, you experience bloating, gas, and digestive disorders, this may be an option for you. You can find this cleanse at www.clearchangeprogram.com. There is also a 10 day option if you don't want to commit to 28 days. Another option that I found that isn't quite as strict is found on Doctor Oz's web site at www.doctoroz.com/videos/clean-detox-manual. This program is based on a similar premise of eliminating offending foods, but may be more doable. If you are looking for a protein drink, stay away from whey protein when eliminating dairy, and opt for plant based proteins instead (not soy). Of course, it is beneficial to do electrodermal screening to determine going in what foods you are sensitive to, because many people are sensitive to some of the foods that are still included on the plan (salmon, avacado, rice and many vegetables).
My New Year's resolution for 2013 was to keep up with blogging on my web site... let's just say that resolutions are aren't always a great way to make a commitment. This year, I am striving for blogging weekly with tips to make 2014 a year for health. If we change one thing a week, at the end of the year, we have accomplished 52 mini goals... not bad! If you want to give me ideas for blogs, I am open to suggestions. Happy 2014!
Shanna Seguin is a wife and mother of two. She is currently an Electrodermal Screening Technician with a background in Classical Naturopathy. She also is a high school special education teacher, and a nature enthusiast.