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  1. 1. The Power Cleanse Richard DeAndrea MD John Wood 1
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  3. 3. My Health Goals 1) 2) 3) How will improved health affect my life? 3
  4. 4. What did I eat yesterday and how much? Breakfast Lunch Dinner Snacks Beverages 4
  5. 5. What are my eating habits? What percentage of my food are conventional animal products? What percentage of my diet is from the supermarket? What percentage of my food is processed? What percentage of my food is micro waved? What percentage of my food is fast food? What percentage of my food is dairy? What percentage of my food is sugar- based? How many sodas do I have every day? How often do I use artificial sweeteners? What percentage of my food is organic? What percentage of my food is plant – based? What percentage of my food is raw – uncooked? 5
  6. 6. My Health Inventory: Be truthful with yourself How out of shape am I? (1-10) How much am I overweight? How often am I going to the bathroom? How is my energy level? How often do I get sick? Do I have any disease conditions? How is your Digestive system? • Stomach • Liver • Pancreas-sugar • Bowels How is your Circulatory system? • Heart problems • Blood pressure • High cholesterol How is your Nervous system? • Brain- Memory-Mood • Anxiety 6
  7. 7. How is your Muscular/Skeletal/Skin system? • Osteoporosis • Arthritis How is your Endocrine System? • Thyroid • Adrenals How is your Urinary system? • Kidney-bladder How is your Respiratory system? • Lung- throat How is your Reproductive system? • Sex Organs • Male • Female Do you have any other health issues? 7
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  9. 9. The Power Cleanse Millions of people know deep inside that they do not feel well, yet their doctors say they are normal and that it is in their “heads.” Normal may mean the tests came back within range, but that does not make people “feel” better. Between the few that are doing well and those that are hospitalized, millions of us are living in a state of quiet desperation, aware on some level that something is not right. Can you think of one person in your life that is not suffering from some ailment or another? When was the last time you actually felt “truly” healthy? We have accepted that half of the people in our lives are at risk for heart disease and un-aware of the risk of cancer. Does it not seem odd that the National Institute of Health (NIH) currently predicts that one out of every two people in the US already have some form of cancer? Rates of Cancer in the USA 1,248,899 per year 104,074 per month 24,017 per week 3,421 per day 142 per hour 2 per minute. 9
  10. 10. What is going on? It is time to face the facts. Our air, food, and water are not getting better and we are not feeling any better. Like it or not, living in a toxic environment is affecting your health! It is estimated that as much as 11.8 billion pounds of chemicals and toxic waste are dumped into the air, food, and water in the United States alone every year. On average every man, woman and child in the United States is exposed to 47 pounds of every year that include many known carcinogens. It is time to take action! The Power Cleanse was created to serve as a practical tool to assist health seekers on their quest to feel better. Cleansing is a well researched, cost effective and commonly overlooked method that accelerates healing and re-tunes the body for rejuvenation. We originally designed this program as a “take action measure” for those that are ready to respond to the overwhelming evidence that has linked toxin exposure, to the most common health complaints and illnesses that are plaguing us today. Cleansing is a simple, achievable answer for a common problem. Rather than giving up and believing what you have been told about your poor health it is time to feel the powerful results of a cleanse for yourself. This program absolutely works! The principles of the Power Cleanse have been taught in California, New York and the Asian Pacific since 2001. We have witnessed thousands of people eliminate toxin-related symptoms, come off medications and reverse chronic illnesses. Experiencing The Power Cleanse teaches people the vital secrets for establishing good health habits that lead to permanent weight loss and a life that thrives while ageing gracefully. The Power Cleanse is designed to deliver the benefits of a longer more expensive program in just 7 days. 10
  11. 11. The Power Cleanse is a step-by-step proven method for healing and detoxification. After you have completed 7 days of the Power Cleanse you may want to go a little further. The system can be expanded to 14 or 21 days depending on your needs. This book is filled with vital information on the link between a polluted environment and that “run down” out of whack feeling we all have to a degree. Dr. DeAndrea will share the 7 most common factors to assure that you will thrive and grow more successful in health and ultimately wealth. In addition you get the gift of ancient healing wisdom and the solution for living in a toxic world that will enliven every one of the 100 trillion cells in your body. When your cells are healing, you are happy and you feel alive! 11
  12. 12. About Dr. De Andrea Dr. De Andrea had a calling to practice medicine. He grew up in Hell's Kitchen, New York City. He received a scholarship to pursue a medical education at the State University Health Science Center of New York where he graduated Summa Cum Laude. After his medical training at Cornell University's Lennox Hill hospital, he decided to study the integrative approach to healing while traveling throughout the United States. Dr. De Andrea believes that healing should be a unique and enjoyable experience. In 1998 he and Woody Harrelson joined forces to open the first oxygen bar in United States. As an integrative physician who believes in a progressive approach, Dr. De Andrea served as medical advisor to the American Naturopathic Medical Association, the Physician's Committee for Responsible Medicine and Earth Save International. Dr. De Andrea is an avid surfer and a yoga enthusiast. He is a nationally recognized speaker, educator, and writer who is dedicated to helping people. “Curing is for pickles, healing is for people” Dr. DeAndrea 12
  13. 13. Disclaimer The remedies in this book are prepared and do not require a physician's prescription. These remedies are commonly used and very effective, but results may vary. We urge you to use common sense. Serious injuries or persistent problems do require a physician's consultation. If you are pregnant or taking a medication please consult a physician before using any remedy. These remedies are not substitutes for a doctor's prescribed treatments. The publisher, retailers, mail order sources, distributors or manufacturers of any of the products described in this manual accept no liability for their effects. 13
  14. 14. “When health is absent, wisdom cannot reveal itself, art cannot manifest, strength cannot fight, wealth becomes useless, and intelligence cannot be applied.” Herophiles Physician to Alexander the Great 14
  15. 15. Customize your Program 21 Day Cleanse: Gentle Week 1 – Plant based foods, no intoxicants, no chemicals, no animal products Week 2 – Uncooked, plant based Week 3 – Uncooked, plant based 21 Day Cleanse: Moderate Week 1 – Plant based foods, no intoxicants, no chemicals, no animal products Week 2 – Uncooked, plant based Week 3 – Liquid, uncooked, plant based 21 Day Cleanse- Challenging Week 1 – Uncooked, plant based Week 2 – Liquid, uncooked, plant based Week 3 – Liquid, uncooked, plant based 15
  16. 16. 14 Day Cleanse: Gentle Week 1 – Plant based foods, no intoxicants, no chemicals, no animal products Week 2 – Uncooked, plant based 14 Day Cleanse: Moderate Week 1 – Uncooked, plant based Week 2 – Liquid, uncooked, plant based 14 Day Cleanse: Challenging Week 1 – Liquid, uncooked, plant based Week 2 – Liquid, uncooked, plant based 7 Day Cleanse: Gentle 7 Days – Plant based foods, no intoxicants, no chemicals, no animal products 7 Day Cleanse: Moderate 7 Days – Uncooked, plant based 7 Day Cleanse: Challenging 7 Days – Liquid, uncooked, plant based 16
  17. 17. The 7 Principles of the Power Cleanse We suggest these basic guidelines to maximize your results. The same guidelines apply regardless of the length of the program. 1. I will refrain from all intoxicants 2. I will refrain from all animal products 3. I will minimize my exposure to harsh chemical agents 4. I will avoid stressful situations 5. I will be accepting of myself 6. I will rest as needed 7. I will let the Power Cleanse work. 17
  18. 18. What is a Cleanse? Why Cleanse? • Stress • Mis-Nutrition • Exposure to Toxins Toxins How did poison get into my system? • Respiration • Absorption • Medications/Vaccination • Poor elimination • Ingestion 18
  19. 19. Air The average adult breathes over 3,000 gallons of air every day. Outdoor • Heart disease • Cancer • Respiratory Indoor • Toxic Products Why do I use toxic products in my home? “It isn't pollution that's harming the environment. It's the impurities in our air and water that are doing it.” -- Former Vice President Dan Quayle 19
  20. 20. Water Can I drink tap water? Arsenic Mercury Lead Uranium Perchlorate- rocket fuel Lead-no known safe level Alpha Radiation Uranium Pharmaceuticals Hormones Fluoride Chlorine Why am I using tap water for cooking? Why am I using tap water for bathing? 20
  21. 21. Vaccines • Formaldehyde • Mercury • Aluminum • MSG • Antibiotics • Live Viruses • Animal Viruses • Human Fetal Tissue "I think that no person would permit anybody to get close to them with an inoculation if they would really know how they are made, what they carry, what has been lied to them about them and what the real percent of danger is of contracting such a disease which is minimal." -- Dr. Eva Snead Jonas Salk, inventor of the polio vaccine, testified before a Senate subcommittee that the oral polio vaccine caused nearly all polio outbreaks since 1961. 21
  22. 22. How to achieve the health you want: _________ + __________ = RESULTS There are two reasons to create health: 1) To avoid suffering • Pain • Surgery • Medications • Debilitation • Debt 2) To live life more fully In order to achieve these results we must learn one empowering fact: Either we pay attention or pay with pain! Many of us choose to ignore our bodies. We, for some strange reason, convince ourselves that suffering is necessary and that we do not deserve to feel better. We have become accustomed to accepting results we do not desire, because of our “misguiding” beliefs. Our beliefs can act as filters that either limit or enhance our healing potential. 22
  23. 23. What do you believe? Why do you believe you get ill? What do you believe makes you healthy? Where did you get the health information you believe? What would be the ideal “source” to study to achieve health? “I need not wait for I have the power to choose.” 23
  24. 24. What are the leading causes of death in the USA? Top 10 leading causes of death, according to the Center for Disease Control (CDC). 1) Heart disease: 654,092 2) Cancer: 550,270 3) Stroke: 150,147 4) Respiratory diseases: 123,884 5) Accidents: 108,694 6) Diabetes: 72,815 7) Alzheimer's: 65,829 8) Influenza/Pneumonia: 61,472 9) Kidney disease: 42,762 10)Septicemia: 33,464 The Real Top 10 according to the John’s Hopkins School of Public Health and the American Medical Association. 1) Heart disease: 654,092 2) Cancer: 550,270 3) Iatrogenic Disease: 225,000 4) Stroke: 150,147 5) Respiratory diseases: 123,884 6) Accidents: 108,694 7) Diabetes: 72,815 8) Alzheimer's: 65,829 9) Influenza/Pneumonia: 61,472 10)Kidney disease: 42,762 24
  25. 25. Iatrogenic Disease? On July 26th, 2000 The Journal of the American Medical Association printed a Johns Hopkins School of Public Health Study that reported doctors were the third leading cause of death in the United States after heart disease and cancer, with 225,000 deaths per year.  12,000 from unnecessary surgery  7,000 from medication errors  20,000 from hospitals errors  80,000 from hospital infections  106,000 from drug side effects These were only from selected hospital s and did not include private clinics, nursing homes, or social welfare programs. Our health care system is the third leading cause of death in the United States! 25
  26. 26. The average US physician dies at 58 years of age! Our health care providers focus all of their efforts on treating disease, but few ever practice or understand the applied meaning of health. Is your Doctor the picture of health? Is your Pharmacist the picture of health? Does the Hospital seem like a good place to get healthy? 26
  27. 27. What is health? WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION: A state of complete physical, mental-emotional and spiritual well- being, not merely the suppressing of symptoms through the use of a drug. A hospital is a place where the treatments attend to problems that are physical in nature with very little focus on the mental or spiritual aspects of the human being. In essence, we are suffering because a problem cannot be solved by focusing on only one-third of the solution. What is the one most valued aspect of your health? What are your three biggest health challenges in order of importance? 1) 2) 3) 27
  28. 28. What is disease? INTEGRATIVE MEDICINE DEFINITION: Disease is the lack of “ease” in the flow of energy through the body, the mind and the spirit. It is this disharmony that stresses the natural state of balance and leads to sickness. Medicine still focuses on disease, giving it a failure orientation or a negative belief filter. It is easier to believe disease catches people, rather than accepting that we have planted the seeds of illness, to which we are all constantly exposed. How are energy and health related? Where energy flows harmoniously life is abundant. The factors that shape your quality and quantity of life must support your ability to make energy. Where do we get energy? Air – Oxygen Water Food – Nutrients Toxin – Elimination 28
  29. 29. Dr. Otto Warburg and Dr. Alexis Carrel of the Rockefeller Institute where awarded the Nobel Prize for proving that when cells do not receive these basic elements they mutate and become cancerous. It was found that when cells did receive these basic elements they could live indefinitely! What are the three most common causes of energy depletion that lead to disease? 1) 2) 3) 29
  30. 30. Stress Some degree of stress is essential to challenge things to grow. Distress- stress can reach a limiting point What are the 3 elements in my life that are causing the most stress? 1) 2) 3) According to the American Medical Association, stress is the number one cause of the most common disease killing Americans! Heart Disease. 30
  31. 31. Mal-nutrition vs. Mis-nutrition Food Pyramids USDA Latin Asian Okinawa 31
  32. 32. Food that destroys your health • Conventionally Raised Animal Products o Growth Hormones o Anti-biotics o High cholesterol o High protein Un-food? • Pesticides • Artificial Colors • MSG • Trans Fats • Artificial Sweeteners • GMO Foods • Cloned Animals • Irradiated Foods • Micro-waved Food “Your choice of diet can influence your long term health prospects more than any other action you might take.” --C. Everette Koop, former Surgeon General 32
  33. 33. Foods that Heal: Plant-based • Low Fat • Low or No Cholesterol • High Fiber • Alkaline Ash • Low Protein Organic food Live food Blended foods Green foods Properly combined foods • Don’t Drink Too Much During Meals • Limit Fruit and Vegetable Combinations o Lemons - Limes - Tomatoes – Cucumbers o Papaya - Apples – Avocados • Melons Eat Alone • Wheat Grass Drink Alone Without health, there is no point, to anything. 33
  34. 34. Create your own food pyramid 34
  35. 35. How Cleansing Works? Osmosis How to Fast? Fruit Fruit Juice- Master Cleanse Vegetable Juice Water Blending “I will feel better” 35
  36. 36. What are the essential elements needed to do a powerful cleanse? • Easy to digest nourishment • Large amounts of liquids • Proper supplementation • Good elimination • Physical movement • Relaxation • Adequate sleep "Humans live on one-quarter of what they eat; on the other three-quarters lives their doctor.” -- Pyramid inscription, 3800 B.C. 36
  37. 37. Design Your Cleanse Which level of the program is right for me? Gentle, Moderate or Challenging Power Cleanse – Gentle This is the mildest version of the Power Cleanse. The Gentle program is for those that have a chronic wasting condition, very weak health, are working with a health practitioner on adjusting medications or are dealing with an addiction syndrome. There are no calorie restrictions at this level. 7 days All Week - Plant based 1 blended smoothie for breakfast, 1 cooked plant-based meal for lunch, 1 raw vegetable or fruit salad for dinner. 14 days Week 1 - Plant based 1 blended smoothie for breakfast, 1 cooked plant- based meal for lunch, 1 raw vegetable or fruit salad for dinner. Week 2 - Plant based, Uncooked 1 blended smoothie, 1 a raw food meal for lunch, either a blended smoothie or soup for dinner 37
  38. 38. 21 Days Week 1 - Plant based 1 blended smoothie for breakfast, 1 cooked plant- based meal for lunch, 1 raw vegetable or fruit salad for dinner. Week 2 - Plant based, Uncooked 1 blended smoothie, 1 a raw food meal for lunch, either a blended smoothie or soup for dinner Week 3 – Plant based, Uncooked 1 blended smoothie, 1 a raw food meal for lunch, either a blended smoothie or soup for dinner Sample Meal Plan – Plant Based Breakfast Cinnamon Apple Shake Banana 1 Apple 1 Almonds ¼ cup Rice milk 1 ½ cup Dates 2 or stevia to taste Dr. Greens 1 tbs. Lunch Pasta Marinara Dinner Date Mustard Spinach Salad 38
  39. 39. Power Cleanse – Moderate This is a moderate version of the Power Cleanse. The Second Level is for those that have a busy schedule or feel the need to do a gentle, but effective regimen. There are no calorie restrictions at this level. 7 days All Week - Plant based, Uncooked 1 blended smoothie, 1 a raw food meal for lunch, either a blended smoothie or soup for dinner. 14 days Week 1 - Plant based, Uncooked 1 blended smoothie, 1 a raw food meal for lunch, either a blended smoothie or soup for dinner Week 2 - Plant based, Uncooked, Blended 3 blended uncooked fruit or vegetable meals a day. 21 Days Week 1 - Plant based 1 blended smoothie for breakfast, 1 cooked plant- based meal for lunch, 1 raw vegetable or fruit salad for dinner. Week 2 - Plant based, Uncooked 1 blended smoothie, 1 a raw food meal for lunch, either a blended smoothie or soup for dinner Week 3 – Plant based, Uncooked, Blended 3 blended uncooked fruit or vegetable meals a day. 39
  40. 40. Sample Meal Plan – Plant Based, Uncooked Breakfast Vanilla Smoothie Banana or apple 1 or 2 Soaked Almonds 4 ounces Purified Water 1 ½ cups Vanilla flavoring ½ teaspoon Dates 2 or stevia to taste Dr. Greens 1 tbs. Cover whole raw almonds or other nuts or seeds in purified water for 8 hours. Rinse thoroughly. Store unused portion in refrigerator. Lunch Date Spinach Salad Dinner Energy Soup-this soup is a complete meal! Blend! Apple, cucumber or papaya 1 cup Avocado ½ Spinach or sunflower greens 1 cup Carrot or root vegetable 1 Purified water 1-2 cups Dr. Greens 1 tbs. Place everything in the blender and liquefy. To add flavor experiment with lemon or lime, garlic, fresh herbs (oregano, basil and cilantro are great), hot peppers, sea salt or Braggs Amino Acids. 40
  41. 41. Power Cleanse – Challenging This is the most challenging version of the Power Cleanse. Follow this level as outlined in the book. There are no calorie restrictions at this level. 7 days All Week - Plant based, Uncooked, Blended 3 blended uncooked fruit or vegetable meals a day. 14 days Week 1 - Plant based, Uncooked, Blended 3 blended uncooked fruit or vegetable meals a day. Week 2 - Plant based, Uncooked, Blended 3 blended uncooked fruit or vegetable meals a day. 21 Days Week 1 - Plant based, Uncooked 1 blended smoothie, 1 a raw food meal for lunch, either a blended smoothie or soup for dinner Week 2 - Plant based, Uncooked, Blended 3 blended uncooked fruit or vegetable meals a day. Week 3 – Plant based, Uncooked, Blended 3 blended uncooked fruit or vegetable meals a day. 41
  42. 42. Sample Meal Plan – Plant Based, Uncooked, Blended Breakfast Vanilla Smoothie Banana or apple 1 or 2 Soaked almonds 4 ounces Purified Water 1 ½ cups Vanilla flavoring ½ teaspoon Dates 2 or stevia to taste Dr. Greens 1 tbs. Lunch Soup Dinner Soup Daily health habits for everyone Drink 2 liters of water throughout the day. Get 20 minutes of exercise 30 minutes quiet time 42
  43. 43. Add additional cleanses to your program Colon Mucus, fecal accumulation, parasites Liver/Gall Bladder Bile, toxins, stones Cardiovascular/circulation Plaque, fat, minerals Kidneys Calcium, bacteria Parasite Worms, eggs, bacteria Heavy Metal Mercury, lead, arsenic, radiation Lungs Mucus, phlegm, chemicals, dust, tar, particulates Skin Dead cells, salts, heavy metals, mucus, minerals, chemicals Candida Yeast Lymph Mucus, dead cell 43
  44. 44. How do I know if I need to do a colon cleanse? Circle the symptoms that may apply to you Constipation Excessive Headaches Skin Problems Poor Circulation Bad Breath Lymph Body Odors Congestion Depression Stomach Bloat or Gas Mental Dullness Nausea Poor Memory Poor Digestion Fatigue Weight Gain Low Energy Premature Aging Joint Aches “In the 50 years I’ve spent helping people to overcome illness, disability and disease, it has become crystal clear that poor bowel management lies at the root of most people’s health problems. In treating over 300,000 patients, it is the bowel that invariably has to be cared for first before any effective healing can take place.” -- Bernard Jensen, D.C., Ph.D. 44
  45. 45. Cleansing the colon Colon Hydrotherapy Enemas Supplementation 45
  46. 46. How do I know if I need to do a liver cleanse? Circle the symptoms that may apply to you Jaundice or yellowing skin Generalized Itching Darkened Urine Varicose Veins Nausea Fatigue Loss of Appetite Hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) Weight Loss/Weight Gain Low-Grade Fever Vomiting Muscle Aches and Pains Diarrhea Loss of Sex Drive Light-Colored Stools Depression Abdominal Pain Vague Feeling of Illness Every year, more than half a million people in the United States undergo surgery to remove their gallbladders because of gallstones. Gallstones are always first created inside the liver 90% of people have gallstones 80% of people do not know that they have gallstones 50% of children have gallstones Approximately 80% of all gallstones show no symptoms and may remain "silent" for years. 46
  47. 47. Cleansing the liver/gall bladder Liver gall bladder cleanse Liver supplementation Coffee enemas Wheat grass retention enemas 47
  48. 48. How do I know if I need a cardiovascular cleanse? Circle the symptoms that may apply to you Chest Pain Headaches High Blood Pressure Cold Legs Impaired Thinking Numbness of the Legs or Feet Heart Palpitations Paleness or Blueness Swelling Feet and Ankles Change of Color of the Legs Leg Pain Cleansing the cardiovascular system Chelation therapy • Intravenous • Oral 48
  49. 49. How do I know if I need a kidney cleanse? Circle the symptoms that may apply to you Lower Back Pain Edema (“Water Holding”) Kidney Pain Lung Edema Blood in Urine Leg Edema Painful or Frequent Urination Arm Edema Abdomen Edema Kidney stones form in urine from various salts that build up on the inner surfaces of the kidney. Cleansing the kidney • Supplementation 49
  50. 50. How do I know if I need a parasite cleanse? Parasite: An organism that grows, feeds, breeds and is sheltered in an organism of another specie. Did you know that it is believed that approximately 90% of Americans have parasites? There can be over 100 different kinds of parasites worms living in our human body. Circle the symptoms that may apply to you Stomach Pain Indigestion Ulcers Constipation IBS Blood in Stools Colitis Parkinson’s Disease Joint or Muscle Pain Food and Environmental Allergies Infections in Lungs, Sinuses, Dermatitis, Itching, Psoriasis, Vagina or Bladder Eczema, Hives and Rashes Anemia, Fatigue or Drowsiness Cleansing for parasites Enemas Colon hydrotherapy Supplementation 50
  51. 51. How do I know if I need a Heavy Metal cleanse? Toxic Metal Sensitivity TEST. Circle the symptoms that may apply to you 1. Sore gums over the years 2. Mental symptoms such as confusion and forgetfulness 3. Slurred speech 4. Ringing in the ears 5. TMJ 6. Tremors in your hands 7. Brown spots or age spots 8. More than a normal amount of flu and colds 9. Undiagnosed health issues 10.10 or more silver fillings 11.Metallic taste in your mouth 12.Worked as painter or worked with chemicals 13.Dentist or dental assistant 14.Candida or yeast infections 15.Bad breath or coated tongue 16.Heart irregularities 17.Arthritis 18.Poor sleep 19.Kidney problems 20.Extreme fatigue 21.Irritability or dramatic changes in behavior 22.Antidepressants now or in the past If you circled 5 or more – then you may have a metal sensitivity issue Cleansing for heavy metals 51
  52. 52. Chelation therapy • Intravenous • Oral Wheat grass Chlorella Sea vegetables Supplementation Far Infrared Sauna 52
  53. 53. How do I know if I need a lung cleanse? Circle the symptoms that may apply to you Congestion Lung Infections Difficulty Breathing Smoker Allergies Asthma Mucous Cough Cleansing for the lungs Colon Cleansing Mucus/Allergen free diet Deep breathing exercise Stop Smoking Cupping 53
  54. 54. How do I know if I need a skin cleanse? Circle the symptoms that may apply to you Acne Skin Eruptions Rashes Cleansing for the skin Far infrared sauna Dry Skin brushing Sweating Sunbathing Epsom bath Ocean water dips Mud bath Seaweed body wraps 54
  55. 55. How do I know if I need a Candida cleanse? Circle the symptoms that may apply to you Frequent stomach pains and Skin problems (skin infections, digestion problems eczema, psoriasis, acne) Foggy Brain, Trouble Intense cravings for sugars, Concentrating sweets, and breads Anxiety Mood Swings Obsessive Compulsive Anger Outbursts Disorder (OCD) Irritability Headaches Itchy Skin Constant tiredness and exhaustion Cleansing for Candida Probiotics Yeast free/ Sugar free diet Supplementation 55
  56. 56. How do I know if I need a Lymphatic cleanse? Circle the symptoms that may apply to you Swollen lymph nodes Chronic fatigue Pale skin Weight gain Failing memory Low immune response Frequent colds Cellulite Yeast infections Puffy eyes Cleansing for the lymphatic system? Trampoline Dry skin brush 714x – www.Cerbe.com Lymphatic message Herbs • Cleavers • Astragalus • Echinacea 56
  57. 57. Power Health Secrets Oxygen/Ozone Alkalinity Chelation therapy Intravenous Drips 714x Stem cells Autologous Urine Therapy Hyperthermia Energy Healing Rife Therapy Acupuncture 57
  58. 58. Homeopathy Positive thoughts Hypnotherapy 58
  59. 59. Super Foods Goji berries Maca root Ginseng Reishi Mushrooms Cacao beans Acai Noni Bee pollen Royal Jelly Propolis Colostrum Kombucha Rejuvelac Blue green algae Fucoidan Coconut oil Grape seed powder Hemp Chia Laetrelle Stevia Xylitol Erythritol Saltss 59
  60. 60. Do not listen to those who complain, for their disease is contagious 60
  61. 61. What is elimination? • Fever • Mucus • Phlegm • Eye discharge • Coughing • Sweating • Acne • Nausea • Diarrhea • Gas • Urination • Rashes • Coated tongue Always let your reach exceed your grasp. 61
  62. 62. The Healing Challenge Is this part of the cleanse? • Disease crisis - indefinitely • Healing challenge - 3 - 7 days • Disease - day before did not feel well • Healing - day before you feel well • Disease - poor elimination • Healing - good elimination • Disease - have not been taking care • Healing - have been taking care For chronic or degenerative conditions - a series of healing challenges 62
  63. 63. Healing challenges during cleansing: Coated tongue Bad Breath Fever Gas Irritability Weakness Dizziness Headache Congestion Constipation/Diarrhea 63
  64. 64. When a Healing Challenge Comes Up • Take alkalizing minerals - think green • Lots of water • Hot baths • Colonics or enemas • Rest • Fruit • Stay warm • Massage "Until one is committed, there is hesitancy, the chance to draw back- the moment one definitely commits oneself, then Providence moves too” -- Goethe 64
  65. 65. Breaking the cleanse It is important for the week after the cleanse to treat your digestion very delicately. We recommend staying on a plant-based diet for at least four days. Stay with the smoothies for breakfast this week. Mix up the rest of the meals. Have one cooked plant based meal and one uncooked plant based meal each day. It is important not to binge. Try and incorporate moderation into your new eating habits. If you are going to have animal products this week, we recommend no more than four ounces a day. If you want to continue to cleanse If you completed the Level 1, 2, or 3 and feel strong, you may continue on your current level for another 7 or 14 days or go to the next level for the next 7 or 14 days. 65
  66. 66. Design your cleanse What level? Gentle Moderate Challenging How many days? 7 Days 14 Days 21 days Any Additional Systems? Colon Liver Cardiovascular Kidney Parasite Heavy Metal Lung Skin Candida Lymph 66
  67. 67. Time to Commit! How will I benefit from cleansing? Act now. For now is all you. 67
  68. 68. The Power Cleanse Almost daily, another fad diet is touted as the next remedy for the crisis of obesity in America today. We would like to go on record stating that this book does not represent the next fad diet craze. It was not written to send throngs of people on yet another neurotic search for misguided perfection, but to teach an age-old technique that uses food for healing. Our goal is to explain some basic guidelines that may be incorporated into any life-long diet regimen. Each individual may learn fundamental concepts and practices for self-healing, permanent weight loss and lifetime wellness. This book presents unadulterated truths about our ailing environment and the present state of affairs in the health care system based on our research–and we stand by it. We practice all of the techniques that are presented. The information is taught through a weekly program that empowers people to take healing into their own hands. We give full credit to the holistic community for giving us the confidence to bring this information to the public. Taking responsibility for our own health, rather than relegating it to the care of others, is increasingly a significant part of living a healthy life. Many factors support this assertion. Based on current data, it is conceivable that in our lifetime, this planet’s population will double. Baby boomers will not necessarily be guaranteed either Social Security or accessible and adequate health care. As we write this book predictions are being made that the health care system will need 3 trillion dollars in resources to provide even adequate services in the next 5 years (U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services, 2001). Current studies on medical outcomes argue for greater self-care. According to a Johns Hopkins School of Public Health study published June 26, 2000, Treatments prescribed by physicians were the fifth leading cause of death in the United States after cancer and heart disease, with over 106,000 deaths attributed to drug side effects alone (Starfield, 2000). These are considered conservative estimates since this was only a partial assessment of the health care system nationwide. We are concerned about the future of health care. It is easy to get 68
  69. 69. lulled into a false sense of security about what is considered normal health. It is common to look around to friends and immediate family to determine whether or not we are living well. We all use what others say about their well-being as a gauge for our own well-being. After all, if everybody around us seems happy and healthy, everything must be good. Right? According to the National Institute of Health, over half of all Americans are at risk for developing heart disease and one in two already have cancer. Let us restate that more tangibly. Look around and count off the first three people you see. Of the three adults or children you counted, according to the nation’s primary health research center, one of these people already has some form of cancer, right now! You can do the math yourself. Somewhere near 110 million Americans are expected to die of either cancer or heart disease. If this is the case, are these “normal illnesses” really diseases or are they plagues? One further question to consider: Does it make sense that 80% of the industrialized world is taking some form of prescription medication? Does it make sense that I should be expected to have my first heart attack by the ripe old age of forty? Under proper conditions, the human body has the capacity to live a disease- free life for 125 years. With clean air, food, water, plenty of exercise, adequate rest, and a minimal level of stress, becoming a centurion is a birthright. It was not uncommon, at the advent of this century, to find many populations of people that lived simply and achieved triple-digit ages In the past 50 years, advances in the chemical industry have made our chances of living disease-free as uncommon as coming home from Las Vegas with a profit. Technology has simplified many things since the crank-start Model T Ford, but we have paid for them in drastic proportions. No better measure of our "debt to convenience" exists than the immediate impact it has on the purity of our air, food, and water. Consequently, it affects our body and its ability to maintain optimum weight. The human being is composed of elements found in nature that 69
  70. 70. are received from air, food, and water. In order to stay lean and healthy, it stands to reason that the ingredients used in the construction and maintenance of our bodies must come from the best possible sources. Our bodies are essentially a product of our environment. We are extensions of the Earth. According to the magazine Multinational Monitor published in 2003 over 11.8 billion pounds of chemicals and neuro-toxic waste are dumped into the air, water, and food every year in the United States alone. Many of these chemicals have never been tested to determine the long-term effects on humans or the planet. This is well-documented information that has never been reported in the mass media. Just to clarify, those 11.8 billion pounds of toxins works out to 24 pounds of chemicals for every man, women and child on the North American continent. Could regular exposure to small doses of over 70,000 known chemicals throughout a lifetime contribute to sluggish metabolic function and the medical conditions that are presently plaguing the American public? Imagine a 24-pound jug of arsenic sitting on your kitchen counter. Imagine it was your duty, in the interest of convenience, to take a sip of this poison every morning before you head off to work. Does this sound too far fetched? Are these the ravings of a bunch of health nuts? Do we seem a little overzealous? 70
  71. 71. About Our Nation's Water Supply The tap water in 25 states across the nation has already been designated “unsafe” due to high levels of arsenic. Every time a person takes a shower in water that has not been filtered, they draw enough moisture through their skin to receive a heavy dose of several known contaminants, including arsenic. Showers deliver poison in little sips. Water is an essential ingredient for survival. The human body is composed of 78% water. Water is the main component of the very blood and plasma that carries nutrients through out the body. We are very much a system of rivers and oceans contained within the arteries and veins of our circulation. Likewise, it is the great bodies of water that supply the fluid that will eventually fill our forming tissues and bathe each individual cell in every organ. In essence, we are a smaller version of the waterways that we tap into for our daily supply of hydration. When the planet’s rivers, oceans, and aquifers become contaminated, it stands to reason that we will be poisoned. – Over 100,000 miles of California’s ground water is considered undrinkable. – Every year, 7 million Americans are hospitalized for tap water contaminants. – Giving water to a baby from an unfiltered faucet can cause sudden infant death syndrome. 71
  72. 72. Our Air It is hard to read this kind of information and not feel a bit short of breath. There is nothing like a nice clean breath of fresh air to help relax and calm the nerves. Air is composed of oxygen and nitrogen–two vital nutrients needed for the function of the human body. • You cannot live without oxygen for more than 5 minutes. • Without oxygen, your body cannot metabolize the nutrients acquired from food and water. • Oxygen is the catalyst behind all cellular function and fat metabolism. • Oxygen is the driving force behind blood flow to the brain and other organs. It is the concentration of oxygen available in the air that determines how hard the body must work to survive. • When oxygen levels run low individual cells malfunction, large amounts of metabolic waste are produced, we store unwanted fat and whole organ systems fail. For an average human being, the body optimally requires an atmospheric oxygen concentration of 21% to function. However, the oxygen concentration available for breathing in most major metropolitan areas is only around 11 to 14%. This may not sound like much of a difference, but it does represent a -one-third reduction in oxygenation. In the hospital a person that receives a third less than normal oxygen intake is considered hypoxic or in a state of mild suffocation. The inescapable conclusion is that we are being chemically strangled by polluted city air. One of the most common causes of air pollution is the internal combustion engine, found in most motor vehicles, which produces carbon monoxide (CO). In the blood stream CO has a greater affinity for hemoglobin than oxygen. Strangely enough, the human body is fooled by CO molecules and mistakes them for very magnetic oxygen molecules. For human beings exposed to inordinate amounts of atmospheric CO, less oxygen is carried to their brains and other organs. What impact does this have on us? 72
  73. 73. Is it possible that the body becomes more prone to obesity and other illnesses simply by not having enough of its primary nutrient? In 1956 Dr. Otto Warburg won the Nobel Prize in medicine for proving that cancer cannot grow in a high-oxygen environment. Most cities in the industrialized world suffer from air pollution caused by factories and automobiles. The average number of cars in China is one for every nine people. In the United States there are two cars for every person and that number is growing. Los Angeles and New York rank in the top five most-air-polluted cities in the world. Breathing the air in Los Angeles is equivalent to smoking a half pack of cigarettes every day. Does this make you want to lock yourself up at home and seal all the windows? However, the Environmental Protection Agency has determined that indoor air pollution is, in many cases, 100 times worse than outdoor air pollution Our homes and furnishings are manufactured in the most cost- effective manner. Petrochemicals, synthetic textiles, and toxic building materials are used in the construction of houses, cars, furniture, and appliances. In addition, we use harsh chemicals in our homes to clean, decorate, and ward off unwanted intruders. Household cleaners, paints, polishes, and insecticides are made with many carcinogenic (cancer-causing) chemicals. Most of the ingredients have been proven to contribute to respiratory problems, neurological dysfunction, chronic fatigue syndrome and a lack of motivation. Many of these products have extreme “caution” and “poison” warning signs on the labels. Physicians are diagnosing a new set of illnesses with such great frequency that whole new departments of medicine are forming in major universities across the country to deal with these problems. Chronic fatigue syndrome, sick building syndrome, and many auto- immune disorders including AIDS, multiple sclerosis and lupus have been linked to environmental causes. These and many other conditions have been grouped into a catchall phrase known as “Multiple Chemical Sensitivities” The medical establishment seems to be becoming more aware that the toll of living every day in a country where 40% of the water is unsafe and where the air is so bad that it increases the risk of all forms of cancer by 426 times the rate expected by the EPA. You 73
  74. 74. have to ask: Is this contributing to the health care crisis? It is time to recognize that you have been part of an insidious experiment that has been taking place without your consent. Slowly, but steadily in the last 60 years, more and more new chemicals have been created. Many have never been tested, few are being regulated, and none have been studied to see what would happen if they were dumped into our oceans and rivers. Air and water pollution are enough to adversely affect our overall state of health. However, perhaps the most significant cause of disease is in our refrigerators. We Are What We Eat! Food, glorious food, so edible and scrumptious! It is a gift from nature. Will we ever have a more intimate relationship with nature than when we put it inside of us? Intimacy, as far as food goes, is a good thing as long as the relationship is not destructive. Food provides the building blocks for the human body. It provides macronutrients in the form of carbohydrates, fats and proteins. In addition, it offers us a very well organized way to get micronutrients in the form of enzymes, vitamins, minerals, fiber, antioxidants and other phyto-substances. On the gross level our food seems very much unchanged. A carrot seems to be a carrot and an orange an orange. However, some subtle changes have taken place in the past sixty years. Now different designations for food have created misunderstanding, confusion, and controversy. In recent years, the term “organic” has been springing up in markets across the country, yet few people seem to really understand the meaning or value behind this term. This term, in addition to the label “organically grown,” is a designation that is given to all foods that have been produced in accordance with the “Organic Foods Act of 1990.” This act, passed in the state of California, was put in place to label food that has been grown without the use of chemicals, genetics or any other form of scientific manipulation. It was put into effect in the United States to assure that there would be some food that was free to grow as nature intended. More and more people are becoming aware that heavy chemicals, pesticides, herbicides, fungicides, acids, insecticides, antibiotics, hormones, and genetic manipulation are 74
  75. 75. regularly used in the production and packaging of commercially grown foods. One crispy red apple may have any number of up to 36 different chemicals used in the growing process that are not mentioned on the label. Many of these chemicals are known carcinogens that are not well regulated or adequately tested. Most of these agricultural chemicals are used to deter insects. They work mainly by interrupting the delicate nervous and metabolic systems of insects while apparently leaving the fruits and vegetables they protect alone to grow “normally.” The problem is that these toxins irritate all nervous and cellular systems. Even though only small amounts of these chemicals are required to have the desired effect on insects, repeated exposure to remaining toxic residues may have a cumulative impact on the human system. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is aware of this possibility and regularly collects random fat samples from human cadavers to test for high levels of chemicals. In 100% of cases, the EPA finds 7 to 10 known deadly chemicals collected in the fatty tissue of recently deceased Americans. This information is easy to read about, but it sure makes good television. In 2001, Bill Moyers, a noted television investigator and journalist, hosted a special called, “Trade Secret of the Chemical Industry.” During this program he exposed many industrial sources of poison and environmental contamination. He then offered his own blood for random testing to determine whether or not chemicals accumulate in the average human body. Mr. Moyers’ blood was drawn and analyzed in laboratories at Mount Sinai Hospital, a well-known university hospital on the upper east side of Manhattan. The results were astounding. A news reporter for most of his life, with no previous exposure to deadly chemicals, Mr. Moyers had 84 toxins in his blood stream, many of which are known to cause cancer. It was clear that he must have come in contact with these toxins through the air, food, and water. Use of potentially deadly chemicals is not the only source of concern in terms of food cultivation and production. Seventy percent of foods sold in supermarkets across the country are genetically modified. Genetic modification is a biotechnology that 75
  76. 76. alters food at the molecular level using a virus and or bacteria to mix the gene codes. A few of the many manipulative tactics include crossing tomato genes with cucumbers, fish genes with corn, and human genes with swine using live viruses. The belief behind this technology is that scientists will be able to control growth cycles and consequently increase crop yields to feed the hungry. The problem is that not a single study has been done to determine whether or not changing food at the genetic level can harm humans. In addition, genetically altered food is not labeled any differently than unmodified foods. The majority of the population has been consuming chemically and genetically altered food unknowingly. Many of us are the unwitting test subjects of a genetic experiment fueled by commercial interests. Genetic modification is a clever trick spearheaded by Monsanto Pharmaceuticals and several other biotechnology companies. These companies say their intentions are altruistic–to feed the hungry–but the real motivation for genetically altering food is greed. Once a food has been genetically altered, it can be patented as a product owned by that corporation. Imagine a future where the banana is no longer the collective property of human beings, but of one company. These biotechnology companies have the ability to engineer seeds that terminate after the initial growth cycle. A farmer may use the seeds to grow his bananas, but after harvest time he has to go directly to that corporation to get more viable seeds. In essence, genetic modified or GMO foods will give a few companies the ability to monopolize the food market for generations to come. In addition, genetically modified plants are altered to withstand larger doses of chemicals and pesticides. This is a great idea as far as pesticide and biotech firms are concerned, because it enables them to sell more chemical products for food cultivation. While there is little research that proves the safety and amenability of gene-altered food, one thing is certain: chemically resilient produce will expose people to far greater concentrations of carcinogens in the coming years. Unlike our relationship with air and water, we can control much of our chemical intake by simply eating organically grown foods and limiting our consumption of animal products. Over 60% of the 76
  77. 77. chemicals that we are exposed to are delivered to us through our food, specifically from animal products. Simply put, animals drink the same water, breathe the same air, and eat the same food that we eat. They accumulate toxins in the same way from the same sources that we do. Consequently, when we eat food from animal sources we expose ourselves to a concentrated dose of toxins. Upon learning of the reality of toxic exposure through simple contact with air, food, and water it is not uncommon to find oneself slipping into a state of confusion and fear. It might seem there is nothing one can do to stay healthy. How do you separate and protect yourself from the regular environment of daily living? Fortunately, there are solutions. Each one of us has the power to reverse the effects of life-long toxic stress. Additionally, if we are willing to take responsibility for our personal environments, a valued contribution is made to cleaning up the Earth. Our planet will heal, one person at a time. There is a 4,000-year-old healing technique that comes to us from the ancient wisdom of Ayurvedic Medicine. Ayurveda is a healing philosophy and science that does not separate the diseased individual from the environment. It is a medical art originating in India that uses the power of food to stimulate subtle physiologic forces that have the power to reverse disease, effect weight loss and rejuvenate the body. The central practice in Ayurvedic medicine is the use of detoxification to reset the body’s metabolic systems and focus them on deep healing. The remarkable thing about this ancient medical system is that it is highly intuitive and in many cases people, including the authors, have happened onto this system unknowingly while searching for answers to their own health challenges. The healing power in food is limitless. It makes sense that millions of people are constantly in search of the perfect diet plan. Our inner voice is always crying out to us that part of the answer to our problems lies in our relationship with food. This program aims to assist us in mending that relationship so that we may become reconnected to the healing potential of nature. 77
  78. 78. The Power Cleanse Ok, so now you understand a little bit about how diet and lifestyle can create a toxic condition in your body. Making a few dietary and lifestyle changes will help but the best way to get your body functioning better and eliminating a lot of those accumulated toxins is to do a complete cleanse. What is a cleanse? A cleanse is a technique that is designed to encourage the body to remove toxins. Toxins are natural and/or synthetic substances that accumulate in tissues and organ systems of the body. Eating a diet high in cholesterol will lead to blockages in the arteries of the heart. Similarly, mucus, other organic materials and inorganic chemicals accumulate in various organs and tissues of the body, causing waste removal systems to malfunction leading to serious illness. Why cleanse? The exposure to toxic chemicals interrupts normal bodily function. Pharmaceuticals, herbicides, pesticides, hormones, antibiotics, heavy metals, pollution, preservatives, dyes, fillers, cleaners, disinfectants and processed foods represent only a small percentage of the substances that we are exposed to on an hourly basis. After years of exposure to these agents the body can no longer keep up with their elimination, so they get re-circulated back into the bloodstream, damage the liver, and are stored in fats and many other parts of the body. As toxins build up throughout the body, disease silently develops. The intestines acquire micro-ulcerations, acid imbalances, bacteria and fungal overgrowth, lesions, hyper-secretion of mucus, and many other problems. The liver becomes saturated with fatty acids and as cells die, bile flow becomes inhibited making the digestion of fats more difficult (so, no matter what you eat you gain weight!). The kidneys develop sluggish filtration causing the blood stream to stay acidic effecting overall body chemistry, immunity and mood. As toxins accumulate at the cellular level the skin becomes pale, wrinkled, and gray and loses its overall glow. 78
  79. 79. Eventually, disease advances damaging all organ systems of the body. When to cleanse In a toxic environment, cleansing is a matter of survival. In order to reverse serious illness, toxic accumulations must be removed to encourage healing. A healing plan that disregards the use of a serious cleansing technique may result in the gradual removal of some toxins, but in most cases detoxification is extremely slow or non-existent. The use of a proven cleansing technique can make the difference between a progressive healing plan and endless frustration. Cleansing catalyzes healing where medications, diet, yoga, exercise and meditation often fall short. A good cleansing routine should occur 2 to 4 times a year. As the external world changes, so does the internal environment. As the planet moves toward an environmental crisis it will become more obvious that we are integrally connected to our surroundings. It is self-evident that the world around us is in need of nurturing. The greatest gift we can give each other is to heal ourselves. Now is the time to cleanse. RIGHT NOW! Where to cleanse Cleansing is a challenging endeavor. Often, people finish a cleanse with the feeling that something has changed within, that life has shifted. It is important to find a nurturing environment that is supportive of your challenges. If you can perform your cleanse during a vacation or on weekends take the opportunity. If this is not possible, it is best to pace yourself and clear space at home. Turn off the TV, unplug the phone, light candles, burn incense and spend some quiet time alone. Do not involve individuals in your cleanse that are not supportive or understanding of your need to change. A cleanse is a quest or journey deep into the forgotten places within. In reality, only you can fully identify with your healing process. A community or group setting that is performing the same cleanse is most encouraging. It's nice to know you're not the only one with the need to cleanse. Stay close to home, rest and try to observe rather than interact. Cleansing is a process of regeneration. 79
  80. 80. Who should cleanse? In spite of common thought, not just anyone should jump into a cleanse. All things that are challenging and life altering are preceded by a calling or desire to rediscover the self. While cleanses can be extremely healing, it is important to balance a cleanse with periods of rebuilding and strengthening using other techniques (i.e. yoga, meditation, supplements, etc.). Continuous cleansing without a period of recovery will eventually weaken your immune system and your integrity. Sometimes during a cleanse there will be a "healing crisis." My grandmother always said, " things usually get worse before they get better." While on a cleanse, the body will purge. The release of toxins will bring up physical and emotional trauma that will be reflected in certain symptoms. A healing crisis can last as long as an hour or a few days and often produces these symptoms: • Fever-chills • Headaches and other aches • Fatigue-weakness • Skin eruptions • Emotional irritability • Gas-bloating • Temporary constipation or diarrhea • Temporary loss of menstruation • Yawning-dizziness • Muscular tension In most cases, it is important not to use drugs to suppress these symptoms, but instead, to encourage the release of toxins from the body. These symptoms are an expression of release and must come out. After all, whether emotional or physical, a release may not always be pleasurable, but it does lead to a change for the best. 80
  81. 81. Cleansing is as much a personal as a planetary journey. We all must eventually find our way back to health, if we wish to be happy. Healing is just a matter of time. How to cleanse It is important to choose a cleanse that has incorporated some element of balance and flexibility. Select a cleansing technique that is not too extreme, but is also challenging. There must be some degree of challenge built into the technique if it is going to be worth your time. The most powerful life experiences involve a little struggle. There are many areas of the body that one can detox. The GI tract, liver, gallbladder, skin, lymphatic system, lungs, and kidneys are usually the organ systems in most need of a cleanse. The 7 day complete cleanse is a general cleanse that will catalyze regeneration in all of these systems. It is a technique that does not require expensive supplements, drastic diet changes or unusual machines. This cleanse is challenging and is designed to work for any body. You may or may not notice immediate improvements. In some cases, there have been total elimination of symptoms with just one cleanse. Just keep in mind that internal healing may be taking place even though there is no apparent external change. If you make the effort to cleanse it will have an effect on your life. Change is very often subtle, but profound It is possible for anybody to attain greater health through regular cleansing and detoxification. It is not possible, however, for every person to expect the same results. Each of us has a set of unique life circumstances that have a profound effect on the way we heal. It would make common sense then to customize any health regimen to suit ones individual situation. Sometimes, an advanced program can hinder healing as much as it may seem that it could help. Honoring ones ability is strong medicine, be honest and choose the level that appeals to your instincts. There are no trophies for cleansing! 81
  82. 82. "The doctor of the future will give no medicine, but instead will interest his patients in the care of the human frame, in diet, and in the cause and prevention of disease." --Thomas Edison 82
  83. 83. Power Cleanse Plant Based Foods For the week, it will be necessary to follow a 100% plant based diet. A move toward organic plant based nutrients will naturally reduce your exposure to toxins. A plant-based diet would include all vegetables, fruits, nuts, seeds, grains and sea vegetables. Try your best to purchase organic (non-commercially produced) fruits, vegetables and other packaged goods. Organically grown foods contain 80-280% more vitamins, minerals and nutrients than conventionally grown foods. Conventionally grown foods are subjected to herbicides, pesticides and other deadly chemicals. These chemicals are classified as carcinogens. They are, to a large degree, the reason cancer is a household word. A change in eating habits is the most powerful step that anyone can take in the struggle to survive. This one week plant-based diet will accelerate your body’s ability to remove toxins. Uncooked, Live or Raw Foods Most cooked food is difficult to digest. The live food diet is composed of uncooked plant based foods. All common fruits, vegetables, and nuts can be eaten raw with the proper preparation. Live whole foods are abundant in the life giving enzymes, vitamins and minerals necessary to optimize healing. Every single reaction that occurs in the body requires the presence of an enzyme. These complex proteins build the stage where every bodily function is performed. Without them, the show won't go on! Research has proven that enzyme deficiencies are the most common factor that contributes to accelerated aging and disease. When food is cooked to a temperature of 118 degrees or greater 50% of the proteins, 80% of the vitamins and 90% of the enzymes are destroyed. Food that is denatured to this degree will make digestion a chore. In fact, the body must use up its emergency store of enzymes for digestion. Live food will restore your enzyme banks and allow the intestines, liver and pancreas to get a long 83
  84. 84. overdue rest. Eating live food may seem a little foreign, but as the days pass your body will welcome the experience. Fruits and vegetables are naturally very high in fiber and water. Fiber and water will lubricate and sweep the intestines clearing the way for better assimilation. Blending Fruits and Vegetables Blended fresh fruits and vegetables are the cornerstone of the cleanse. Blending raw fruits and vegetable make them much easier for our bodies to digest. We are able to absorb more nutrition from a blended meal and our bodies use up less energy on digestion. This saved energy can be used to help cleanse and heal the body. When we consume a liquid diet the body responds with full healing potential. Hippocrates, the father of modern medicine said, "let food be thy medicine and let medicine be thy food." A liquid diet is proof of the powerful medicinal value in food. Blended foods are concentrated with vital nutrients that will support the body's ongoing functions while simultaneously allowing eliminatory organs to rest. A liquid diet is a universal remedy for many common illnesses. All animals instinctively abstain from eating when they are sick. Our bodies intrinsically accept a liquid diet as a healing tool. Our metabolism switches gears when we alter our intake of food. The body will move into a catabolic (dismantling state) cycle to make room for new growth. The main purpose of the liquid diet is to accelerate detoxification and promote healing. A liquid diet is essential during a cleanse, because it accelerates the healing process by giving the body and the digestion a rest. The top ten diseases in the industrial world are conditions of over- indulgence. A liquid diet will positively affect heart disease, cancer, diabetes, arthritis, stroke, osteoporosis, hypertension, asthma, ulcers, bronchitis, colitis and obesity. Cleansing on a liquid diet is not a new healing technique. In the past, people cleansed for reasons that brought them closer to their 84
  85. 85. divine nature. Moses, Jesus, Mohammed and Buddha all cleansed for spiritual and health concerns. Socrates, Plato and Hippocrates account the benefits of cleansing to promote mental clarity. Deepak Chopra, MD, Albert Schweitzer, MD and Benjamin Spock, MD all agree that cleansing is one of the most under utilized healing techniques available. It is not uncommon for even the most conservative physician to instruct their patients to abstain from eating during an acute condition (i.e. the flu). Cleansing is a multifaceted experience. It affects us emotionally, creating an internal environment for the release of traumatic issues. With each cleanse, personal values can change. Stressful life events, addictions and obsessions can be alleviated by a cleanse. During a cleanse it is not uncommon to release anger, fear, sorrow or even experience intense euphoria. And many people have had realizations that change their lives. Physiologically, cleansing gives the liver and digestive system a break. It allows the lymph system to flush and gives our cells a chance to purge. Over all, it is an opportunity to clean house. Mucus and toxic build-up is released during a cleanse to clear the way for a more favorable healing environment. These are some benefits of cleansing: More Energy Deeper Sleep Weight Loss Inspiration Clearer Complexion Relaxation Longevity A rest from regular eating patterns enhances our appreciation of food. The taste buds will become more sensitive and eating will become more sacred. Most importantly, cleansing can be undertaken by anybody at any time. There is no need for fancy machines or expensive medications to complete a cleanse. A healing crisis can arise during a cleanse. Dramatic emotions may accompany the aforementioned cleansing reactions. These emotions may come in waves as toxins are released into the blood stream. Realizations are made during a cleanse that usually are not appreciated under normal circumstances. Jobs, relationships, and belief systems are often challenged. Again, it is not wise to attempt a cleanse during the third trimester of pregnancy. A host of toxins are being released from tissues that 85
  86. 86. can endanger the child. Here are some conditions that require extra attention from your physician before cleansing: Severe Cancer Malnutrition Congestive heart failure Pre and post surgery Cardiac Arrhythmia's Coumadin therapy Even a great healing tool can be harmful if not used judiciously. These conditions are usually not an issue during a blended diet. If you have any of these conditions please check with your physician before proceeding with the program. It is time to realize that healing happens from the inside out. Our health is as much a function of elimination as it is ingestion. The colon or lower digestive tract is a major organ of elimination. The average colon is about five to six feet long and about 2 ½ inches wide, yet the total surface area can cover a tennis court. The colon receives waste products from the liver, throat, sinuses, lungs, blood, and lymph system and must cope with any undigested fecal matter. A poorly functioning colon arises from a diet of cooked over processed food, a stressful lifestyle and a lack of exercise. These factors can cause symptoms of constipation, gas, hemorrhoids, nausea, bloating, headaches and fatigue. During a cleanse, the colon must work overtime to deal with the additional burden of eliminating toxic waste from the tissues. A colon that is clogged with undigested food, hardened stools and toxins must be cleaned in order to rejuvenate the body. Enemas are an optional part of this program, but may speed up the healing process. An enema will clean the colon while exercising and toning it. Enemas are an effective way to deal with the toxic waste that has built up in the digestive tract through the course of a lifetime. Don’t expect others to be knowledgeable or accepting of enemas. Our culture does not concern itself with things it can avoid “Out of sight, out of mind.” This area of the body carries significant cultural taboos, especially for men. If you are criticized for taking care of yourself, realize that it comes from a place of fear and 86
  87. 87. ignorance. Enemas are used regularly as a healing tool in European hospitals and have a history that dates back to Ancient Egypt. “Most of the diseases plaguing Americans could be avoided by making changes in diet and lifestyle alone.” -- Former Surgeon General, Everett C. Koop, MD 87
  88. 88. Frequently Asked Questions: Will I get enough protein? The American Dietetic association agrees that you can get enough protein by eating a variety of fruits and vegetables over a 24-48 hour period. The World Health Organization suggests that 30-50 grams of protein daily is sufficient (this is about one heaping tablespoon of protein powder What if I can't get organic food? Try your best. Visit some local health food stores and stock up at the farmers markets. There are even home organic delivery services. If it is still too difficult, rest assured that the cleanse will be as profound with commercially grown foods. Scrub your commercially grown produce in a full sink of water with the juice of one lemon and 1 tablespoon salt. Can I have a little milk? Milk is an extremely inflammatory substance. It has proteins and sugars that are foreign to the human body. Milk aggravates the immune system and forces the liver to work harder. It is best to avoid milk during a cleanse. Rice or soy milk is a better option. Can I still work? It's all right to work, but take it slow and pace yourself. A long day of work will probably be more challenging. Remember that a balanced life will be healthier long term as well. Can children cleanse? We suggest that a child who is capable of preparing their own food can do a cleanse. It is difficult to attend to a cleansing schedule if you cannot provide for yourself. If a child is fully motivated and is willing take responsibility have them follow the cleanse to the best of their ability. 88
  89. 89. What if I'm pregnant? If you are not in your last trimester of pregnancy it is fine to cleanse. A cleanse is a process of elimination. Most of the toxins are spilled into the blood stream and can affect the child or cause premature labor. Before or during the initial phases of the pregnancy a cleanse can relieve morning sickness and other complaints. Why do I have to soak nuts for my morning smoothie? Soaking nuts provides the water needed to activate the sprouting process and remove the seed inhibitor. As these nuts sprout they get softer and increase their enzyme activity level. They become more digestible and less fattening. Cover the whole raw nuts or seeds with purified water for 8 hours. Rinse thoroughly. Refrigerate. Are sprouts good for you? Sprouting is a stage in the growth process of every plant. It is a time when the plant is highest in vitamins, minerals and other nutrients. Sprouts are very easy to digest. They are ideal for people with weak digestion. Will I be able to digest raw food? Raw food is full of many digestive enzymes that aid in digestion. Hard vegetables can be difficult to digest. Blending the food increases the digestibility of vegetables, fruits, nuts and seeds that is why we recommend the blended soups and the smoothies. Will I get enough protein? There is enough protein in grass to grow a 3,000-pound cow. Vegetables are rich protein sources and can supply us with enough protein for a healthy life. In any case, one week of raw food will not cause a protein deficiency. What if I am traveling? Bring your blender and do the best you can do. Green juices (cucumber, zucchini, celery, spinach, parsley are good substitutes 89
  90. 90. for the soups or smoothies. They do not have fiber, so it is important to keep having as much blended foods as possible. How do I break the cleanse? It is always best to break a fast gradually. Moving from a smoothie or vegetable juice, to a salad is a good pace. We urge a gradual progression to break a fast. Try to work your way back into your regular eating habits gradually. Be gentle in your transition back to the diet you wish to follow. Binging may reverse some of the work you have accomplished on this program. What if I get hungry? It is common to get hungry during the first three days. By day three your body will adjust and become satisfied with the process. Drink water to fight your hunger, it really works There is a seven-day menu plan and recipes for each of the three levels. It is not necessary to follow the menu as gospel. It is meant as a guideline. There is no calorie counting on this program. You can eat or drink all you want. You can have snacks between meals as long as they follow the level you are doing. You can create your own menu, but you must make 3 basic commitments: 1. Avoid all animal products (i.e. dairy, eggs, chicken, meat and fish). Non-animal based alternatives or vegan items may be substituted 2. Read ingredients carefully (avoid all chemicals, fillers and additives). 3. Keep an open mind. Most of us have been exposed to an unhealthy food, poor elimination, antibiotics, chlorinated water, stress, and other pharmaceuticals (i.e. steroids, aspirin, Motrin, chemotherapy, etc.), which negatively effect pro-biotic organisms. In a couple of days, you may notice some gas, bloating and/or diarrhea this is a sign that unfriendly bacteria, yeast and viruses are being evicted. Your body will be releasing toxins into the blood stream in an attempt to purge these harmful substances. The liver is the treatment plant for the body. Among other functions it produces hormones, builds proteins, metabolizes sugar and converts toxins into a manageable metabolic waste. The liver has been working 90
  91. 91. over time in an attempt to keep up with our toxic lifestyles. The cleanse will seem to pass quickly if you focus on just the daily regimen. Adjust the menu to suit your needs. Again, there are no calorie restrictions. Enjoy the process and realize your body is tuning itself. Sometimes, it takes time to hit the right notes. Action is the food and drink. 91
  92. 92. The Plant Based Week Meal Plan Day 1 Breakfast Cinnamon Apple Shake Banana 1 Apple 1 Almonds ¼ cup Rice milk 1 ½ cup Blend with cinnamon until smooth or get a non-dairy smoothie at the local juice bar. Sweeten with stevia or dates. (Stevia is a herbal sweetener that is safe for diabetics) Lunch Pasta Marinara Pasta noodles 3/4 cup Pasta sauce 1/2 cup Eggplant- cubed 4 ounces Zucchini- slices 1 Onions-slices 2 ounces Sauté eggplant in 1 T of olive oil with garlic, zucchini and onions until brown. Stir in appropriate amount of pasta sauce. Serve over a plate of whole-wheat pasta or go to your favorite Italian restaurant and have pasta marinara and a salad. 92
  93. 93. Dinner Date Mustard Spinach Salad Date Mustard Dressing (enough for more than one salad) Olive Oil ½ cup Mustard 1T Garlic clove 1 Dates 3 Apple cider vinegar 4T Place all ingredients in the blender and liquefy. Salad: Spinach 1 cup Apple, diced 1 Walnuts ¼ cup Red onions 1 Red bell pepper ¼ cup Place salad in bowl and add dressing or get a salad at the local health food store. Daily Health Habits: Drink 2 liters of water throughout the day. Get 20 minutes of exercise 30 minutes quiet time. 93
  94. 94. The Plant Based Week Meal Plan Day 2 Breakfast Raspberry shake Raspberries 4 ounces fresh or frozen Almonds ¼ cup Banana 1 Rice milk 1 ½ cup Blend until smooth or get a non-dairy smoothie at the local juice bar. Sweeten with stevia or dates. Lunch Chili Tofu dog Tofu dogs 2 Onions, chopped 2T Veggie chili, can 1 cup Whole wheat buns 2 Split tofu dogs, broil, and serve on whole-wheat buns with chili and onions. Make your own tofu dog or go out and have a veggie pizza and a salad – hold the cheese. 94
  95. 95. Dinner Beet Salad Beet Dressing (enough for more than one salad) Olive oil ½ cup Small beet ½ Apple cider vinegar ¼ cup Date 1 Ginger 1T Garlic 3 cloves Salt ½t Dash of cayenne Blend everything until liquefied. Toss mixed salad greens, shredded beet, cherry tomatoes, diced avocado and chopped pecans in a bowl and add dressing or visit your favorite salad bar. Daily Health Habits: Drink 2 quarts of water throughout the day. Get 1/2 hour of exercise. Spend 30 minutes quiet time. 95
  96. 96. The Plant Based Week Meal Plan Day 3 Breakfast Blue Shake Blueberries 1/3 cup fresh or frozen Banana, fresh or frozen 1 Soy or rice yogurt ½ cup Rice milk 1 cup Blend until smooth or get a non-dairy smoothie at the local juice bar. Sweeten with stevia or dates. Lunch Tofu egg salad sandwich Tofu 1 cup Tomato slice 1 Onion slice 1 Egg less Mayonnaise 1T Bagel, sprouted 1 Mix Tofu, egg less mayo, 1/4 t garlic, 1/4 t turmeric powder with a dash of salt to a creamy consistency. Make your own tofu egg salad or get a tofu veggie sandwich at the health food store. 96
  97. 97. Dinner Chef Salad Avocado garlic dressing: Avocado ½ Garlic cloves 2 Olive oil 1T Sea salt Blend until liquefied. Toss Romaine lettuce, diced tomato, shredded carrot, sliced cucumber, sprouts and chopped nuts in a bowl and add dressing or visit the local salad bar. Daily Health Habits: Drink 2 quarts of water throughout the day. Get 1/2 hour of exercise. Spend 30 minutes quiet time. 97
  98. 98. The Plant Based Week Meal Plan Day 4 Breakfast Banini Shake Apple 1 Banana, fresh or frozen 1 Raw Tahini 1T Rice milk 1 ½ cup Blend until smooth or get your favorite non-dairy smoothie at the local juice bar. Sweeten with stevia or dates. Lunch Black bean and rice burrito Black beans 1 cup Red onions ½ cup Brown rice 1 cup Whole wheat tortilla 1 Cumin powder 1t Olive oil 2T Garlic 1t Cook rice according to instructions on package. Soak black beans at least 4 hours. Cook beans in water until soft or open a can of black beans. Reduce heat, stir in cumin, onion and garlic. Layer beans and rice on a tortilla with lettuce, tomatoes and salsa. 98
  99. 99. Dinner Caesar Salad Caesar Dressing (enough for more than one salad) Olive oil ½ cup Garlic, cloves 3 Shallots 1T Lemon juice ¼ cup Nutritional yeast ¼ cup Dulse ¼ cup Capers 1T Oregano 1t Sea salt Place everything in a blender and liquefy. Serve over of romaine, spinach, cherry tomatoes, sunflower sprouts and halved walnuts or visit the local salad bar. Add a dash of sea salt. Daily Health Habits: Drink 2 quarts of water throughout the day. Get 20 minutes of exercise Spend 30 minutes quiet time. 99
  100. 100. The Plant Based Week Meal Plan Day 5 Breakfast Carob Shake Raw Tahini 1T Banana 1 Apple 1 Rice milk 1 ½ cup Carob powder 1T Blend until smooth or get your favorite non-dairy smoothie at the local juice bar. Sweeten with stevia or dates. Lunch Cashew Stir Fry Brown rice 1 cup Cashews 4 oz Red pepper ½ cup Cauliflower 1 cup Celery stalk ½ cup Snow peas ½ cup Garlic 1t Sesame oil 2T Scallions 1 Fresh ginger 1T Cilantro 2T Sea salt to taste Cook rice according to package instructions. In a large skillet, add 2 tablespoons sesame oil & sauté minced garlic & ginger. Stir in cashews, cauliflower, red pepper, celery & snow peas cook until soft. Remove from heat stir in scallions & cilantro. Or go to a Chinese restaurant and have a tofu stir fry and a salad- hold the MSG. 100
  101. 101. Dinner Broccoli Salad Broccoli, chopped with stem 1 bunch Carrot, grated 1 Walnuts, chopped ½ Beet, grated 1 Red onion, medium 1 Red pepper, sliced 1 Raw tahini 3T Garlic, minced 2 Juice of half a lemon Sea salt to taste Thoroughly mix everything in a bowl and serve or visit the local salad bar. Daily Health Habits: Drink 2 quarts of water throughout the day. Get 20 minutes of exercise Spend 30 minutes quiet time. 101
  102. 102. The Plant Based Week Meal Plan Day 6 Breakfast Cherry Apple Shake Cherries 4 ounces Almonds ¼ cup Apple 1 Rice milk 1 ½ cup Blend until smooth or get your favorite non-dairy smoothie at the local juice bar. Sweeten with stevia or dates Lunch Hummus wrap Garbanzos, cooked 6oz. Olive oil 1 tablespoon Sesame Tahini 2 tablespoons Lemon juice 4 tablespoons Garlic 1 tablespoon Cumin ½ teaspoons Sea salt to taste Purchase pre-made hummus or blend ingredients until smooth. In a pita, add hummus with shredded greens, black olives, tomato & diced avocado. Or go and get a falafel sandwich and a salad. 102
  103. 103. Dinner Jerk Plantains Plantain, sliced 1 Red pepper, diced 1 Mint leaves, chopped 1T Red onion, small 1 Lime, juiced 1 Sea salt to taste Thoroughly mix everything in a bowl and serve or visit the local salad bar. Daily Health Habits: Drink 2 quarts of water throughout the day. Get 20 minutes of exercise Spend 30 minutes quiet time 103
  104. 104. The Plant Based Week Meal Plan Day 7 Breakfast Strawberry Shake Sesame Tahini 1T Banana, fresh or frozen 1 Strawberries 4 oz. fresh or frozen Rice milk 1 ½ cup Blend until smooth or get your favorite non-dairy smoothie at the local juice bar. Sweeten with stevia or dates Lunch Tofu dog, beans and greens Tofu dogs 2 Onions, chopped 2T Baked Beans, can 1 cup Green salad 2 cup Salad dressing 1T Rye bread 2 Split tofu dogs, broil, and serve on rye bread with mustard and ketchup. Make your own tofu dog or go out and explore Ethiopian food. 104
  105. 105. Dinner Miso Apple Spinach Salad Miso Dressing Miso 1t Olive oil 3T Apple, diced 1 Sea salt to taste Dash of cayenne pepper Place everything in a blender and liquefy. Serve over spinach, diced apple, diced pear, shredded carrots, finely cut broccoli and radish Daily Health Habits: Drink 2 quarts of water throughout the day. Get 20 minutes of exercise Spend 30 minutes quiet time. 105
  106. 106. The Uncooked Plant Based Week Meal Plan Day 1 Breakfast Vanilla Smoothie Banana or apple 1 or 2 Soaked almonds* 4 ounces Purified Water 1 ½ cups Vanilla flavoring ½ teaspoon Dates 2 or stevia to taste Blend until smooth or get your favorite non-dairy smoothie at the local juice bar. *Cover whole raw almonds or other nuts or seeds in purified water for 8 hours. Rinse thoroughly. Store unused portion in refrigerator. Lunch Date Mustard Spinach Salad Date Mustard Dressing (enough for more than one salad) Olive Oil ½ cup Mustard 1T Garlic clove 1 Dates 3 Apple cider vinegar 4T Place all ingredients in the blender and liquefy. Salad Spinach 1 bunch Apple, diced 1 Walnuts ¼ cup Red onions 1 Red bell pepper ¼ cup Place salad in bowl and add dressing or get a salad at the local health food store. 106
  107. 107. Dinner Energy Soup – This soup is a complete meal! Blend! Apple, cucumber or papaya 1 cup Avocado ½ Spinach or sunflower greens 1 cup Carrot or root vegetable 1 Purified water 1-2 cups Place everything in the blender and liquefy. To add flavor experiment with lemon or lime, garlic, fresh herbs (oregano, basil and cilantro are great), hot peppers, sea salt or Braggs Amino Acids. Daily Health Habits: Drink 2 quarts of water throughout the day. Get 20 minutes of exercise Spend 30 minutes quiet time. 107
  108. 108. The Uncooked Plant Based Week Meal Plan Day 2 Breakfast Carob or Chocolate Smoothie Banana or apple 1 or 2 Soaked almonds 4 ounces Purified Water 1 ½ cups Dates 2 or stevia Dried figs 1 Carob or chocolate powder 1T Blend until smooth or get your favorite non-dairy smoothie at the local juice bar. Lunch Beet Salad Beet Dressing (enough for more than one salad) Olive oil ½ cup Small beet ½ Raw apple cider vinegar ¼ cup Date 1 Ginger 1T Garlic 3 cloves Salt ½t Dash of cayenne Blend everything until liquefied. Toss mixed salad greens, shredded beet, cherry tomatoes, diced avocado and chopped pecans in a bowl and add dressing or visit your favorite salad bar. 108
  109. 109. Dinner Green Soup Cucumber, peeled 1 Celery 1½ stalks Green apple (peeled, cored) ½ Carrot, peeled ½ Avocado ½ Greens (spinach, kale, or Swiss chard) 1 cup Herbs (basil, mint, dill) ½ cup Whole leaf dulse ¼ cup Fresh lemon juice ¼ cup Olive oil 2T Garlic, peeled 1-2 cloves Cumin ½t In a blender, combine all ingredients and thoroughly blend. Sea salt to taste. Daily Health Habits: Drink 2 quarts of water throughout the day. Get 20 minutes of exercise Spend 30 minutes quiet time. 109
  110. 110. The Uncooked Plant Based Week Meal Plan Day 3 Breakfast Strawberry smoothie Strawberries 4 ounces Banana or apple 1 Soaked almonds 4 ounces Purified Water 1 ½ cups Dates 2 or stevia Vanilla ½t Blend until smooth or get your favorite non-dairy smoothie at the local juice bar. Lunch Chef Salad Avocado garlic dressing: Avocado ½ Garlic cloves 2 Olive oil 1T Bragg's or shoyu sauce 1T Blend until liquefied. Toss Romaine lettuce, diced tomato, shredded carrot, sliced cucumber, sprouts and chopped nuts in a bowl and add dressing or visit the local salad bar. 110
  111. 111. Dinner Tomato Gazpacho soup Tomato 3 medium Cucumber ½ Cilantro, chopped ¼ cup Carrot 1 Avocado, diced 1 Miso paste 2t Garlic clove 1 Place three ripe sweet tomatoes in blender with cucumber, garlic, carrot, cilantro and miso paste. Pour soup in bowl and add diced avocado. Sea salt and hot pepper to taste Daily Health Habits: Drink 2 quarts of water throughout the day. Get 20 minutes of exercise Spend 30 minutes quiet time. 111

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