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The real reason is the quality control that goes along with a physician’s appraisal of the product. Also the understanding that physicians have – or other health practitioners for that matter – to be able to understand a wide variety of health conditions that people might want to treat using this product. Also the safety concerns. It speaks to the marketplace. There’s a lot of cleanse products out there, a lot of purification or detox products out there that claim that they are the best, or get great results. And they are available in a retail setting, and they’re produced in laboratories or commercially with the lowest quality ingredients. We have answered all these questions and concerns by using this particular product from this company (Standard Process), which you can only get through a licensed health practitioner. So that we can also get people the information they need – to successfully complete this cleanse and get their desired results and to really change their lives, not just to get rid of a bunch of waste inside their body.
Earlier we talked about some specific conditions that a cleanse may treat. Thyroid came up. Tell me more about thyroid and how a cleanse might be able to help.
Well, the thyroid gland is the master thermostat, if you will, for people’s metabolism. And when you have good thyroid function, and balanced function, people will burn calories efficiently. It’s the furnace. The furnace is set to burn, especially fatty acids and fatty molecules. People who have thyroid disorders tend to have elevated cholesterol and triglycerides. And they have sluggishness mentally, and they also have the tendency towards weight gain. Because their metabolism just isn’t burning these calories. So thyroid hormones are very, very, very important for that. That’s basically it. It’s that the engine hasn’t reached peak operating temperature if you will. So that’s what’s going on. And that’s an indication that the basal metabolism is not set to burn, it’s not set to burn calories. You can extrapolate, when the basal metabolism is not working, this is not necessarily just relating to fat burning, it’s the basal metabolism for the heart, it’s the basal metabolism for every major organ of the body, it’s the basal metabolism for the brain, so all these areas tend to have a dullness of their focus and their actual function. So it creates a whole myriad of different symptoms.
Why would someone even want to do a detox and cleanse?
Most people in this age of information are finding out that detoxification, or the actual condition of being toxic is related to a whole host of health conditions, and chronic health conditions. People are becoming much more savvy about their medications. That’s the least desirable scenario for these people to be using medications to treat chronic health problems that have their origin in an unclean body. And of course one of the best features of having a cleaner body is a healthier weight. And I would say that most people are doing this in an effort to achieve a healthier weight and realizing that having an unhealthy weight is a side effect of an unclean body. So there’s an opportunity there to look at other health conditions and whether we can help them with those.
Tell me more about fatigue, and how someone suffering from chronic fatigue may benefit from doing a 21 day cleanse
Any host of a associated symptoms are a common reason why people would seek to do a cleanse. You’ve got to remember that these are customers coming in with a need and they see that this product may match a desired need. What I’m hoping to do with my knowledge basis is help educate people along with them getting the results they are getting with this product, as to why they are experiencing these symptoms with the hope that they’ll adopt a better quality life style, so they can hopefully stop putting the toxins in or reduce the frequency or amount of the toxic offenders like sugar, and food allergies and caffeine, and alcohol, so that they will recognize that their fatigue and restlessness and some of the other hosts of symptoms they might have would be greatly diminished if not completely reduced
We talked about body function in general. Tell me more about that.
As a physician, as someone who is in the health field… When we look at public health and not from the idea of government sponsored health programs, but my contribution to the public health with this particular cleanse, in addition to the things we spoke about before, I think that it really comes down to insulin management. And we have a global and certainly a national obesity crisis that is going on in this country and our food source is creating issues in balancing blood sugar, and it’s contributing to becoming what is called “insulin insensitive”. Insulin is a fat storage hormone. If we have too much of it we’re gonna store fat, we’re gonna create inflammation in our bodies. This is wearing down or eroding your health. This is creating heavy people who are swollen, or predisposed to cancer, and a host of other types of problems, joint problems, spine problems, cardiovascular disease. So I think the biggest contribution with this cleanse from my perspective is its ability to help people get their insulin under control which will help people achieve those lab results, with the lower cholesterol, with the lower triglyceride. ….. We need insulin to help get our blood sugar back into balance after eating. But people are constantly eating, we have a tremendous amount of stress which is gonna cause blood sugar fluctuations, our food is not digestible, we are consuming way too many calories, and this is creating a situation where we are becoming insulin secreting people, and we are becoming insulin insensitive, so we don’t even know how to turn the insulin signal off. We are creating it with our diets and then we can’t even turn it off with our self-regulating mechanisms because these are becoming damaged. And the end result is insulin insensitivity, high insulin, high cardiovascular disease, more weight, more inflammation and more disease.
I think with regards to digestive health we see an extraordinary use of anti-acid medications to deal with digestive symptoms of over-eating. I don’t know if people make the connection readily that our food sources have changed and the food itself may not be digestible, and it creates stress. So again, some of these conditions are really labeled and medicated but they’re really just symptoms of an underlying problem. So with digestion, often people are having repeating of their food because it’s not digested appropriately and they are taking medications which themselves have definite known side-effects and make the body more toxic. Just to manage a symptom from a problem that the body is having, either indigestible food or too much food, or that they just not producing enough acid or digestive enzymes in their system because their energy stores are run down.
We have seen this a number of times. We have seen improvements not just in measured cholesterol values, pre-cleanse vs post-cleanse. We have also seen a significant reduction in triglycerides. And these are things that people are seeking medication and medical help for. The cholesterol and triglycerides are the symptoms of the problem. The deeper problem is that the person’s metabolism is hampered. It’s not working properly because of issues relating to toxicity that are impacting thyroid function. I’ve even seen patients’ basal body temperature, their basic core temperature, come back to somewhat normal levels. And that’s probably one of the number one indicators that thyroid is not functioning well, is people’s first waking body temperatures is actually lower than 97 degrees.
What’s the most common misconception you hear when it comes to doing a detox and cleanse?
Well, there are several misconceptions. I think the most common misconception is that people can’t do this, their lives are just too unorganized, or that they have no willpower, or they are just running from one appointment to the next. My answer to that is that everybody who has done a cleanse has a life like that. It’s probably why they have created the toxic situation to begin with, in the internal environment of their body. So it’s more of a cry for help to do a cleanse. And what we have created with our product and system is way to support people in their daily lives whether they are willing to make certain changes for the long turn or whether they just want to do this intermittently or seasonally. They can get through the 21 days and they’ll have results in the end.