10 Day Spring Detox
With a 10 spring day detox, you will shed unwanted pounds, but the real benefit is that this is your chance to heal your body on every level. Yes, you will lose weight, but you will also find that your energy, sleep and mood will improve, chronic problems such as joint pain, digestive problems, autoimmune diseases, headaches, memory problems, sinus problems, allergies, even acne, eczema and psoriasis will improve or disappear completely.
Why? Because what makes you sick, makes you gain weight and what makes you gain weight, makes you sick.
By following this detox program, you will understand how the way you eat, move, relax, live and think can quickly create an environment of healing or an environment of toxicity in your body, and set the stage for weight gain, or weight loss. If you treat your entire system, rather than individual symptoms, extraordinary healing and weight loss can occur.
Why a Detox?
If you are like most people, chances are you are addicted to food. Your hormones, taste buds and brain chemistry have been hijacked by the food industry. Not metaphorically, but biologically. You are addicted to sugar and everything that turns to sugar in your body.
We need to recognize our addiction, face it and deal with it head on, both as individuals and as a society. In order to free yourself from these addictive substances and reprogram your biology, you need to detox from the drug-like foods and beverages you've become addicted to. We now know - because it has been scientifically proven - that sugar is more addictive than alcohol, cocaine or even heroin.
In just ten days, you'll know for sure that you can take back control, feel good and change your life forever.
Toxic substances in the environment are the primary cause of chronic inflammation. A gentle detoxification is therefore very important, also for the liver because it is an essential organ to manage our digestion and filter toxins. However, a filter sometimes needs to be decontaminated, hence the need to cleanse the body and the liver. If waste accumulates because of a rich diet, excessive pollution or excessive consumption of alcohol, it is necessary to help it to evacuate these impurities, by purging it.
Chronic inflammation is a common factor in many diseases, and can disrupt our immune system which eventually attacks itself (autoimmune disease) and can also destabilize our DNA.
As Dr. Mirko Beljanski, PhD has demonstrated throughout his scientific research, environmental toxins cumulatively and progressively increase the destabilization of our DNA. This can lead to serious diseases such as cancer.
Finding Freedom In Food
With this program, you will discover scientifically proven, natural tools to detoxify your body and mind.
The key to detoxification is not just to stop all addictive foods and substances at once (which you must do), but to immediately replace them with brain healing foods and lifestyle habits. This program detoxifies more than just your body: we're going to give you a chance to detoxify (and reboot) your entire life. We will address all the root causes of chronic disease, starting with the most powerful tool of all: your mind.
Repair Your Thinking
The biggest challenge you face here is not your waistline or your weight. It's your brain. Changing the way you think about food so that your mind works with your body, not against it, is essential to weight loss and healing.
The 10 day detox is supposed to shake things up in your life.
Myth #1: All Calories are Created Equal
Medical professionals, nutritionists, our government, the food industry and the media all continue to actively promote the outdated and scientifically disproven idea that all calories are created equal. Yet this notion that you will lose weight as long as you burn more calories than you consume is simply not true.
In a laboratory, or "isolated system", 1000 calories of broccoli and 1000 calories of soda are, in fact, the same. It is true that when burned in the laboratory, 1000 calories of broccoli and 1000 calories of soda do indeed release the same amount of energy.
But in reality your gut quickly absorbs fructose and glucose, the fiber-free sugars in soda. Glucose raises your blood sugar, triggering a domino effect of elevated insulin and a cascade of hormonal responses that set off a biochemistry of toxicity. High insulin increases belly fat storage, inflammation, triglycerides and blood pressure, while lowering testosterone in men and contributing to infertility in women.
Myth #2: You Can Out Exercise a Bad Diet
Exercising to lose weight without changing your diet is a recipe for failure. You can change your diet and lose weight, but if you exercise and keep the same diet, you may gain muscle, improve your stamina and be healthier overall, but weight loss will be difficult.
Remember, if you eat an oversized fast food meal, you have to run four miles a day for an entire week to burn it off. If you eat that same oversized fast food meal every day, you have to run a marathon every day to burn it off.
The simple fact is: YOU CAN'T EXERCISE YOUR WAY OUT OF A BAD DIET.
The Solution: The 10 Day Detox
It takes a radical change to reset your biology when it is in a state of chaos.
Remember, biochemistry determines your behavior, not your willpower. So you will need to reset your hormones and neurotransmitters fully detox. This science is the basis of the 10 day detox diet.
- Stop insulin surges and thus stop belly fat storage and cravings.
- Improve your cells insulin sensitivity so you need less of it to balance your blood sugar, leading to weight loss and good health.
- Reduce cortisol, the stress hormone that increases sugar cravings, promotes belly fat storage and shrinks your brain.
- Decrease in ghrelin, the hunger hormone.
- Improve leptin sensitivity in the brain, allowing your natural appetite regulation system to start working again.
- Increase the appetite suppressant called PYY (peptide YY), the gut hormone that makes you feel full after a meal.
- Increase dopamine naturally and reset your brain's reward pathways so you can experience the pleasure of eating real food.
- Reset your taste buds to make real food taste good again.
- Reduce inflammation (the problem behind almost all weight gain and chronic disease) by eliminating common food sensitivities, processed foods and sugar and including anti-inflammatory foods.
- Stimulate detoxification by eliminating toxins from your diet and improving your body's ability to get rid of stored toxins in your body.
Quick Results, Long Term Solution
In just a few days, you can literally reprogram your biology with the right foods, eaten at the right time along with a few other simple lifestyle changes that can help you detox painlessly and discover how liberating it is to escape food addiction.
Your 10 Day Detox is simple. All you have to do is follow each step carefully for all ten days and the results happen naturally. You should do each of these practices at about the same time each day to balance your biological rhythms and help your body heal:
1. Take measurements and track your results
2. Walk (or do some other form of moderate exercise) for thirty minutes
3. Take supplements as directed
4. Prepare a fruit juice or vegetable smoothie for breakfast (see recipe at the end of this article)
5. Eat a snack (optional)
6. Eat lunch
7. Have an afternoon snack (optional)
8. Enjoy dinner
9. Write in a journal to record your feelings
10. Get seven to eight hours of sleep a day
11. Drink at least eight glasses of clean, filtered water
12. Limit your phone, email and screen time to essential work or personal activities
The Detox Healing Components
Here's everything you need to know on how to complete each step:
Step 1: Track Your Results
Every morning, before your walk and before you eat breakfast, write down the following measurements. Research shows that simply recording these numbers multiplies your success and increases weight loss:
- Waist (measure at the widest part, around your belly button)
- Hips (measure around the widest part)
- Thighs (measure around the widest part)
Every night, write down the following:
- How long you slept the night before and how well you slept (soundly or restless)
- What you ate that day
- How many minutes of exercise you did
- How many minutes you spent in relaxation practices
- Any effects you notice related to any or all of the above
Step 2: Walking (or another form of exercise)
Do your daily exercise first thing in the morning to jump-start your metabolism and get your day started off on the right foot. If you've never exercised before, start with thirty minutes of gentle walking. If exercise is already a part of your life or you feel ready for a little more intense movement, go for it! You may be surprised at how motivated and energized you feel.
Step 3: Supplements
Our bodies are equipped with their own multi-organ cleansing system, which includes the liver, colon, kidneys and lymphatic system. But sometimes these organs are overwhelmed by the amount of harmful toxins that need to be removed. Detoxification is the active process that supports our natural ability to eliminate harmful toxins.
The first organ that serves as a filter for our body is our LIVER:
The liver is one of the most complex and essential organs of the body: not only does it intervene in the process of digesting food, but it also acts as a filter which allows for the purification of the blood. Finally, it has the ability to regenerate itself, provided it is in good health. A dietary supplement that is part of the Beljanski® Approach to Wellness that can help: Lovaliver®
Lovaliver® helps the liver to regenerate and supports the renal functions. It facilitates the production of glutathione (king of antioxidants), essential to the good renewal of the liver cells.
Remove the toxins embedded in our fatty tissues!
In 2020, more than 2 billion adults were overweight, that is 39% of adults worldwide. This is a problem that is much more than aesthetic. Toxins from the environment, heavy metals and hormonal residues are stored in adipose tissue. A good physiological state requires weight control. The Beljanski® Approach to Wellness includes two dietary supplements that can help us remove these toxins from our fatty tissues: Puriperfect® and Perfect Factor®.
Puriperfect® combines herbs and enzymes to help eliminate parasites and other toxins resulting from poor waste elimination. This elimination is essential for the proper functioning of the immune system and the gastrointestinal system.
Perfect Factor® helps burn excess fat, stimulates metabolism and reduces appetite.
Remove Heavy Metals!
We are all concerned and some people have such high levels (especially of cadmium, copper, nickel, chromium, mercury and arsenic, which are all present in tap water, air and some foods) that it becomes a health issue because these molecules act as carcinogens, neurotoxins and causing bone, kidney and cardiovascular issues…
High levels of heavy metals in the blood can lead to chronic fatigue, migraines, anxiety, depression, mental confusion and chronic inflammation. Heavy metals, phthalates and parabens are toxins that upset us and make us gain weight.
Here again, the Beljanski® Approach to Wellness can help us with a dietary supplement, Signature Chelate®, specific to this heavy metal detox.
Proper Functioning Intestinal Tract
For optimal health, we must efficiently assimilate and eliminate the food we ingest. The digestion process takes place in the colon where water is absorbed, vitamins are synthesized and waste is broken down. When our colon does not function well, we accumulate toxins! Dietary supplements such as Colonet™ can help regulate our bowel movements and flush out toxins.
Drink green tea! Crucial for detoxification!
Because of its antioxidant power, drinking green tea is part of the body's detoxification strategy. All green teas are good as long as they are organic. When a green tea has been scientifically studied it is even better!
At the end of a prolific research project in China, Dr. Mirko Beljanski was presented with a box containing a large selection of the teas from China known for their interesting health properties. When Dr. Beljanski returned from his trip, he tested these teas and the results showed that these particular tea extracts were of particular interest to destabilized cells.
This organic green tea blend was created and named OnkoTea®.
Steps 4-8: Meals and Snacks
Here are a few tips you can choose when you are preparing your food:
Breakfast: Start your day with a fresh juice or veggie smoothie. This will kick-start your metabolism and help you burn more calories throughout the day, accelerating weight loss. Put in healthy fats that will keep your blood sugar balanced and your energy high throughout the day. Make hearty, satisfying shakes. If you need a little inspiration to start, we've provided a recipe at the end of the article.
Lunch: We suggest having a low fat, protein filled soup or salad for an easy to make, healthy day choice for lunch.
Dinner: Choose a simple, healthy recipe with a lean protein (chicken, fish or tofu) and non-starchy vegetables (steamed, sautéed, grilled or roasted). Eat a variety of vegetables and as many as your heart desires at each meal. Tomatoes, cucumbers, broccoli, greens of all types, asparagus and green beans are all excellent choices.
Snacks: If you are hungry between meals, a snack consisting of fruit and a small handful of nuts such as almonds, walnuts, pecans or macadamia nuts is a great choice. Another healthy snack are raw vegetables (sliced raw vegetables, such as carrots, cucumbers, peppers or celery) with hummus or guacamole.
Step 9: Time to Reflect
Each evening, set aside a quiet moment to write about your day's experience. How are you doing? What has excited or frustrated you? What changes do you notice in your body? In your mood? This is your private time to let your thoughts and feelings flow - write whatever comes to mind without filtering or holding back! Research shows that writing has significant transformative powers to heal.
Step 10: A Good Night's Sleep
During this ten day detox, you want to get at least seven (but ideally eight) hours of sleep per night. Remember, lack of sleep not only hurts your cognitive function and health; it causes sugar and carbohydrate cravings. Getting enough restful sleep is a powerful tool to stop cravings and promote weight loss.
Listed below are some of our favorite tips for relaxing and falling asleep easily:
- Go to sleep and wake up at the same time each day to establish a regular sleep pattern.
- Remove electronics from your bedroom. Your bedroom should be a sanctuary that brings you peace and quiet at the end of your busy day.
- Create total darkness. Remove or cover lighted clocks or electronic digital displays.
.- Get at least 20 minutes of sun exposure a day, preferably first thing in the morning. Sunlight penetrates your eyes and prompts your brain to release specific chemicals, such as melatonin, that are essential for healthy sleep cycles and balanced moods, and help prevent premature aging.
- Do not eat within three hours of bedtime. Eating a large meal before bed will result in a poor night's sleep. Energy will be shifted to digesting your meal instead of the repair and healing that is supposed to take place at night.
- Avoid bright, stimulating screens before bed, as they alter your brain's natural sleep chemicals. Don't check your email, read on your iPad or check your phone. Watching TV right before bed can also significantly interfere with sleep.
- Use herbal therapies. Try 300 to 600 milligrams of passionflower (Passiflora) or 320 to 480 milligrams of valerian root extract (Valeriana officinalis) one hour before bedtime.
Step 11: Hydrate
Be sure to drink at least eight glasses of clean, filtered water throughout the day to help control appetite and flush out metabolic and environmental toxins through the kidneys. Try drinking two glasses of water before eating. If you wish, you can also drink hot water with a squeeze of lemon or organic green tea such as OnkoTea® throughout the day.
Step 12: Step Away from the Screen
Turn off the TV. Put your smartphone on silent. Disconnect from the Internet. For the next ten days, except for all essential communications, take a break from technology and the news. Spend time with your family, friends or simply immerse yourself in your thoughts. Your sense of well-being, your health and your waistline will thank you.
Nutritional Shake Recipe
Time to prepare: 5 minutes
- 1 kiwi (firm, not too soft), peeled and halved
- ¼ avocado
- 4 tablespoons chia seeds (see note below)
- ½ lime
- ¼ cup packed fresh mint leaves
- ½ cup ice (optional)
- 1 cup water
- 1 cup packed spinach or kale
Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend on high speed until smooth.
NOTE: To activate the enzymes in the seeds and nuts in any smoothie recipe for easier digestion, you can soak them in advance for at least 30 minutes, preferably overnight.
Nutrition facts per serving (2 cups): calories 265, fat 18 g, saturated fat 2 g, cholesterol 0 mg, fiber 18 g, protein 10 g, carbohydrates 31 g, sodium 58 mg
Recipe: Chicken Soup
Time to prepare: 15-20 minutes
Time to cook: 55 minutes
- 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
- 1 small chicken, cut into quarters (remove giblets; optional: remove skin)
- 3 medium carrots, peeled and chopped
- 4 stalks celery, diced
- 2 medium onions, diced
- 4 cups low sodium chicken stock
- salt and freshly ground black pepper to season
- 1 cup kale or spinach
- 1 cup chopped fresh parsley
Heat oil in a pot over medium heat. Brown chicken for 2 to 3 minutes on each side. Remove and set aside. Add vegetables (minus kale or spinach) to pot and cook for 4 to 5 minutes. Return chicken to pot, add chicken broth and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low, cover and simmer for about 45 minutes or until chicken begins to fall off the bone (you can add more liquid). Remove the bones. Skim fat from top with a ladle. Season with salt and pepper. Add the kale or spinach and let it wilt. Add the parsley and serve with a green salad.
Nutrition facts per serving (1¾ cup): calories 246, fat 7 g, saturated fat 1 g, cholesterol 73 mg, fiber 4 g, protein 32 g, carbohydrates 13 g, sodium 291 mg