“I haven’t felt this good in my entire adult life!” said one of the participants who just completed a clean eating program at Savannah Power Yoga. She, like so many of
us, had simply gotten used to feeling “not great.”
Best-selling author and physician, Dr. Alejandro Junger also found himself feeling fatigued, bloated, and worst of all, depressed. during his time in medical school. His person-al journey to healing ultimately resulted in the development of a clean eating program and a best-selling book, “Clean.” His program changed his life and the lives of folks all over the world including Savannah.
The Clean Program is a 21-day detox pro-gram. The premise is that many have un-known toxic triggers in their diets and homes. The build up of these triggers results in a low-level inflammatory response in our bodies. Inflammation can present itself as fatigue, bloating, sleep disturbances, brain fog, skin irritation, and other symptoms. The Clean Program gets to the root of the problem instead of treating the symptoms individually.
Before starting the formal 21-day detox, participants spend a few days eliminating possible toxic triggers. During this “Elimination Diet” participants eat three meals a day, eliminating certain foods. After the Elimination Diet, participants begin the structured 21-day Clean Program. During the 21 days, participants eat a liquid meal in the morning, a solid meal at lunch, and a liquid meal at night, with the option for a mid-morning and mid-afternoon snack. Participants observe a twelve hour window between the liquid meal at night and the liquid meal in the morning so that the body can rest and detoxify properly.
At the end of the 21-one day cleanse participants begin the “Re-introduction Process.” This is the linchpin of the Clean Program. Re-introduction allows participants to discern what foods leave them feeling their best and what foods cause unfavorable reactions. Re-introduction entails adding one possible toxic trigger at a time and recording the reaction. This process often surprises participants; very often something that they thought was innocuous has been making them sick for years.
What are the ultimate results of all this effort? The countless success stories are amazing and varied. The top five results reported are mental clarity, weight loss, improved digestion, increased energy, and improved mood. All of these incredible results are possible without a magic potion or pill. The Clean Program invites all of us to consider that food is information for our body and by changing what we eat, we can gain control over how our body reacts.
If you are interested in doing the next Clean Program, Stephanie Mobley is leading a free information session at Savannah Power Yoga on Monday, January 9th, at 7:30 PM. The next 21 day Clean Program will begin at Savannah Power Yoga on January 23rd.
For more information please visit http://savannahpoweryoga.com/detox-programs.