Any weight loss program should start with a full body detox to eliminate toxins stored in the body… Read on and call Brenda today to schedule a personal consultation.
Yours in Good Health!
Brenda Baker, ND, CNHP, CNC, LDHS
Authentic Health, LLC
So, the journey began as far back as junior high. I won’t tell you how long ago that was for me but let’s just say I’ve been around the block a time or two!
When I was pregnant with my first child, I became very sick and gained an enormous amount of weight only to lose maybe 40lbs of it afterwards. Five years later, after the birth of my second child, the diet roller coaster came a living part of my life.
I gave up eating sweets for one year and lost 75 lbs. I remember walking into a boutique and said if I can wear a size 5, I will buy as much as my credit card would allow me. And so, I did!
Another memory of that time was walking in a mall and seeing a reflection of a woman in a mirror and thinking, if I could have a body like anyone that’s the one I want! As I neared the mirror my heart sunk, that woman was me! I kept that weight off for a few years, maybe battling 10 lbs or so but nothing significant. In my early 30’s I decided I was seriously fat again and went on Nutri System. I lost an incredible amount of weight and got down to a size 2. That weight stayed off for a while and soon enough, I was back to fighting the never ending extra 10-20-30-40 plus lbs.
I was on every diet that hit the market: weight watchers, Jenny Craig, LA weight loss, Fen Fen, Eat right for your blood type, The Zone diet and many more. I was constantly yo-yoing. There were times I would find myself running 5 miles a day, then teaching 3-4 aerobic classes a day and I still battled the bulge.
When I arrived at the ripe age of 45, it began to be more of a challenge. What was it? Thyroid, hormones, kids, stress or a combination of them all?
I stopped trying the latest and greatest weight loss programs and did a lot of fasting and cleansing which was very helpful, but I never truly unlocked what was happening with my body. I got very busy with the day to day challenges of starting a new business and helping my son get through high school and college. I knew I was gaining weight but I lost the motivation or will power to do anything about it.
In my Natural Health Practice, I work with many woman and men who want to regain their health. Many suffer from diabetes, heart conditions and other diseases and they desperately want to lose weight, get off their medications, and reclaim their life back. They are initially able to lose some weight and then, bam!, their body stops losing……what the hell?
During one of my last advance classes at the Loomis Institute I met a woman named Donna and we became fast friends. Donna lived in Virginia and had been practicing for about 4 or 5 years. I was newly out of school and asked her if I could go visit and train with her. She agreed and we spent 3 wonderful days together working in her practice. During lunch one day Donna mentioned that she had taken some classes on a new weight program that had changed the lives of so many men and women and she encouraged me to do some research on the company. Normally, I would’ve dived right in and done all the research possible, but because I was overwhelmed with the past 4 years of school, I didn’t have it in me to take one more class…. my mind had already blown up.
In early April, I woke one morning thinking of the conversation Donna and I had many years ago. Ta da! I came to life…. I called the company to get all the information possible and dove right in. Research lead me to other practitioners who were helping their patients/clients lose weight and truly keep it off.
The best way to know how a program will work for others is to do your own trial so for the next 6 weeks I, along with 3 of my besties, are on the journey of changing our body through losing non-essential fat and balancing our hormones.
I will be posting on Facebook and on this Blog. Please follow our story and if at any time you personally want to join in, just shoot me an email Brenda@authentichealthsc.com or give me a call at 864-309-0392.
Stay tuned for the next blog post on our journey…
Yours in Great (thin) Health!
Good health is based on removing the old, bad stuff “toxins” and replacing with the good stuff “nutrition”. Daily, our bodies make waste in the process of metabolism. Daily, we ingest harmful toxins through water, food and the air we breathe. Our bodies, fortunately, are able to remove the metabolic waste and chemical toxins through various elimination systems.
Natural Healers have stressed maintaining good elimination for better health for centuries. Most people keep the outside of their body clean , but few ever think of the advantages of cleaning the inside. Think about how plumbers keep pipes and drains cleaned so they do not become clogged. Auto mechanics change the oil every 3,000 miles on a car to keep the car running at its very best. It should make sense that this is true for our bodies as well.
Doing a body cleanse is one way to rapidly help regain health for the chronically ill. By assisting the body with removing toxins the body has the greatest ability to assimilate nutrition and remove the root cause of many illnesses.
Here is a list of some of the best cleanses from Nature Sunshine for beginners and for those who are more advanced. (see ordering information below).
This is a basic 2-week cleansing program for beginners who are just getting started on a path to healthy living, but not necessarily for those who suffer from bowel disorders or autoimmune conditions.
TIAO HE CLEANSE:
This cleanse is one of the best overall: a 14-day cleanse for colon and liver detoxification. Tiao He Cleanse is a Chinese formula which means “mediate harmony.” It harmonizes the function of the internal organs.
A very effective 2-week cleanse that can promote weight loss, balance blood sugar levels, and glandular function while supporting increased metabolism and weight loss.
A good 10-day parasite cleanse to knock out intestinal bacteria and parasites.
All of these products can be ordered through Nature Sunshine. Nature Sunshine is a membership club and you must be sponsored. Authentic Health is happy to sponsor you! Simply call 800-223-8225 or order online at https://www.naturessunshine.com/us/shop/c1/benefits10/membership-benefits/
Authentic Health, LLC sponsor number is 2746731.
THE MASTER CLEANSE (Cleansing Diet) by Stanley Burroughs
“The benefits of a cleansing fast are it dissolves toxins and mucus in the body. It cleanses the kidneys and the digestive system. It purifies the glands and the cells. It eliminates built-up waste and hardened material in the joints and muscles. It relieves the pressure and irritation in the nerves, arteries, and blood vessels. It builds a healthy bloodstream and increases spiritual awareness. ” Louise Tenney
Stanley Burroughs Master Cleanse Book can be found on Amazon.com.
A few tips on how to prepare for a cleanse:
1) Find a buddy. There is always power in numbers, sharing the day to day challenges and achievements together while making it a little competitive will make the days go by quickly and you will be less likely to throw in the towel.
2) Prepare your body. If you have never cleansed the first few days you will most likely feel weak, tired and possibly very sick. This is normal as the toxins (you know all that crud that has been stored inside) begin to leave the body. We heal from top to bottom, from the inside out and in reverse order this is why you will experience some sort of detox. If you are a sugar or caffeine lover you may want to cut back a week or so before to offset withdrawal symptoms like headaches.
3) Family Support. Prepare your family ahead of time. If you do most of the cooking ask someone else to take on that responsibility for the first 3-4 days. After that you will not have a strong desire to eat so cooking is much easier.
4) Journal your days of cleansing. Yes journal the good the bad and the ugly then read this a few weeks after the cleanse is complete. You will be so proud of your accomplishment. Journaling will also help prepare you for future cleanses.
5) Breaking the cleanse: Make sure you know the steps on how to break the cleanse and follow them to the tee. Talk to your health care provider, nutritionist or natural health professional who has knowledge and first-hand experience with cleanses to help you select the right cleanse for you!
As always we are here to help! Just email Brenda@AuthenticHealthsc.com or give us a call today 864-309-0392.
Yours in Good Health, from Greenville, SC.
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