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Understanding ‘The Cleanse’.

On my recommendation many of my clients have successfully completed metabolic cleanses . Due to a lack of understanding, many people perceive them to be dangerous or a ‘fad’. This article serves to explain how the cleanse works and why it is so important.

The cleanse involves taking two products made by a functional supplement company ‘Metagenics’, Ultraclear® Plus PH and Ultraclear® Sustain. Both of these products have an important role to play in supporting internal health systems of the body.

The Client:

  • Drinks the products and only water
  • Eats only organic Cruciferous vegetables (kale, broccoli, collard greens, cabbage, Brussels sprouts, cauliflower, bok choy)
  • For 7 days.

The Products:

  • ‘Ultraclear® plus PH’ . This is a specially designed metabolic food to aid phase 1 and phase 2 detoxification of the liver. It has an extremely impressive list of ingredients, and works to encourage the liver to eradicate toxins from the body efficiently.
  • ‘Ultraclear® Sustain’ is a metabolic food specially designed to heal the lining of the GI tract and help to fight against increased intestinal permeability or ‘leaky gut’.

The Reasons:

On a daily basis we are exposed to 100’s of toxic chemicals, the main organ involved in deactivating and safely eradicating these toxins from the body is the liver. Overtime the required nutrients for detoxification can become depleted and the liver’s ability to do its job efficiently can become compromised. This can lead to symptoms such as tiredness, brain fog, bad breathe, headaches, dark circles around the eyes and an inability to lose weight through the inefficient conversion of thyroid hormone in the liver.

By taking this product the client will be introducing key nutrients to aid in liver detoxification and would expect to relieve or  drastically reduce the symptoms above.

Leaky gut is a big problem in our society and can lead to a myriad of health problems. This is where the intestinal lining becomes inflamed and damaged, this compromises it’s function and can allow larger particles to pass through the intestinal wall into the rest of the body. This causes systemic inflammation and has been linked to serious health complaints such as fibromyalgia, rheumatoid arthritis, chronic fatigue syndrome, autism and ADHD. Other less serious symptoms include achy joints and muscles, brain fog, bloating, recurring yeast infections, constant colds and flu and sinusitis.

By taking this product and minimalising other potentially inflammatory food for 7 days, we provide vital support nutrients to heal the gut while giving it a rest, reducing inflammation and allowing repair to take place.

The reason we only eat Cruciferous vegetables on the cleanse is that they are well tolerated by the body and we want to minimise the work the GI tract and liver has to do while also maximizing the detoxification and healing potential. Cruciferous vegetables also aid liver detoxification and provide healthy fibre for the gut.

After 7 days the client slowly reintroduces foods back into their diet, at this point the body is usually extremely sensitive to foods the person is intolerant to. This gives them the power to decide which foods they should be avoiding, based on the body’s reaction.

 The Benefits:

  • Rapid fat loss
  • Great for breaking through a fat loss plateau
  • Better mental clarity
  • Improved energy
  • Potential huge health benefits
  • A way of identifying food sensitivities

For more information on this cleanse and identifying leaky gut please contact me.