The very first thing we ask people who are starting the PEERtrainer Fresh Start Cleanse is to listen to our interview with Robert Rountree. Dr Rountree is considered on of the top integrative MD’s on the planet. The full interview can be downloaded from this page. It is worth listening to a couple times. We also created some notes from the conversation, which you can read right here.
-A cleanse is the quickest way to get toxins out of your body.
-Toxins mess with immune function, creates low grade inflammation.
-Low grade inflammation contributes to obesity. A cleanse/detox simply revs up your natural ability to get rid of toxins.
-Toxins are not new, but synthetic chemicals are. A cleanse has positive nutrients that make your body work better.
-This is based on science and published research.
-Why are toxins such a problem? Many avenues. For example, hormone medicines are applied via creams and gels. Your skin also absorbs everything else.
-What do toxins do with your body? They interfere with the basic signaling mechanisms which are necessary for life. Toxins mimic hormones sometimes.
-How to get them out? Water soluble are easy to get rid of. But toxins that get stored in fat are harder to get rid of. They get stored in fat, especially belly fat. Some of these do get released and processed by the liver naturally.
-A cleanse speeds this process up. Vegetable protein and fiber helps this process. Fiber binds to the toxins and prevents them from getting reabsorbed.
-The enzymes that process toxins are big proteins. Veggie protein helps support this. And easy on the gut. Very gentle on the digestive tract.
-Detox nutrients also help. Anti oxidants help with this. When you detoxify you create more free radicals. Glutathione is the top thing. Milk thistle for example boosts glutathione production. Which helps toxin excretion.
-These are very specific nutrients, this is a very precise mix of nutrients.
-How do probiotics and digestive enzymes in the GI Support Pack help in the process? It is the rare person who has perfect digestion. These help break down the food more thoroughly. This decreases bad bacteria and boosts good bacteria.
-Also a huge link between mood and inflammation. Serotonin is made in the gut for example. If your gut is toxic, your gut makes the wrong kind of signals. Cytokine sickness. Gut health can reverse this and make you feel better mentally.
-How long to the effects of the cleanse last? Depends on personal toxicity. Some people might need to do a lot more a lot more often. Some people can do a cleanse and feel great for months after.
-Won’t this lead to gaining the weight back? This is much better than weight watchers because you are not dealing with the root cause. You have to lower total toxic load.
-People average about five pounds over a two week period, and have for years. What should people do who are not losing weight? See a functional doctor. You might have a thyroid issue.
-What if you are very overweight or in a disease state? Start liver support supplements for a month. Start the process. If you are not pooping add fiber and magnesium.