L.D. asks from Manhattan Beach, CA on May 11, 2010
V.C. answers from Dallas on May 11, 2010
I am personally against those cleanse programs. I think you lose nutrients. Having a good protein shake twice a day with 8 servings of fruits and, along with a good multivitamin for a week works great.
Let me know if you want a suggestion for the shake and vitamin.
H.S. answers from Cincinnati on May 11, 2010
I used Cleanse ProX because they had a free 30 day trial online. I paid $6 for shipping. I had some stomach discomfort, as was to be expected, but I lost 8 pounds in the first 21 days. And all that while eating just like I normally do.
T.P. answers from Los Angeles on May 12, 2010
Isagenix is an excellent cleanse....full organ cleanse...not just colon and it's gentle on the system! It helped me not only take off the 17 extra pounds I could not lose after having two kids, but also helps me sleep like a baby and wake up with the energy I need to keep going. The program also incorporates shakes to provide you with the proper nutrition in your day. It is awesome! Go to www.tayalereve.isagenix.com to order and see www.drspeaksout.com for an overview on the program. I welcome you to call me with any questions.
C.C. answers from Los Angeles on May 12, 2010
I'm actually on the Isagenix nutritional cleanse now. It's really good and very simple!
B.H. answers from Los Angeles on May 12, 2010
It is what I used 4 years ago and I not only dropped 40 pounds and kept it off for 4 years now. I am more mentally clear, i sleep soundly, I have more energy than my 20 year old niece and I love me again.
Here is what I know about cleansing:
1. the body cleanses naturally WHEN it is fed properly.
2. If you starve the body (like most cleanses do) it is not good for you
3. When you deplete the body - you must replenish - so you NEED to refeul the body while cleansing
4. If it were true that if we "ate well and exercised more" we wouldn't have the problems, RIGHT...have you looked outside lately.
5. EVERY culture "cleanses" many religions "fast" multiple times a year.
6. I change the oil in my car, I change the filters in my furnace, now I “cleanse” my organs on a daily basis.
7. North America needs a North American cleanse.
www.SoYouWantToCleanse.com is the only one I found that cleanses, replenishes and revitalizes.
Family Success Coach
J.T. answers from Los Angeles on May 12, 2010
If I were you, I would NOT do any of the cleansing products. First of all, they are not FDA approved. You're actually putting something into your body and you don't know how it was made, who handled it, etc. There are no regulations on these types of manufacturers. They can be putting anything under the sun and they can get away with it.
You might be harming yourself instead of helping your health! Fiber works the exact same way as an over the counter cleanse. If you want something more, then go to a professional and have a colonic procedure.
J.G. answers from Panama City on May 11, 2010
I have done the 7 day diet a few times and it works pretty well for me. Good Luck!
S.H. answers from San Antonio on May 11, 2010
If you're talking about a colon cleanse, my physiology professor says these products are a hoax. If your digestive tract was in any way, shape or form clogged, you would have very serious health problems. Even diverticulitis is painful, and a colon cleanse would not help that, either.
J.W. answers from Los Angeles on May 12, 2010
I believe the safest and most natural way to cleanse is to cleanse with healthy foods and not with chemicals and powders. I have done both the Fast Track Detox Diet (Ann Louise Gittleman) and the Perfect Health Program (by Deepak Chopra at the Chopra Center). Although the Fast Track Detox Diet recommends a few supplements, I only did the food portion of the cleanse and it worked wonderfully and was gentle. I had a lot more energy and felt better overall.
A few years after doing that cleanse, I went to the Chopra Center to do the Perfect Health program. It's quite pricey but afterward, I felt better than I ever have before. The companion book to this cleanse gives you most of the information you'd need to start a healthy routine. When I am finished nursing my son, I will go back to the Perfect Health program. Just be sure to research any of our suggestions to find what is the safest and healthiest program for you. Best of luck!