June 1, 2010

Dieting Is NOT the Answer

robertBy Robert J. Scranton, D.C.
Fibromyalgia Centers of America

Cleansing is the process of detoxifying the body. A body cleanse rids the body of accumulated harmful substances including toxins. Cleansing can lead to improved health because a detoxified body is able to heal from a variety of common health problems. Cleansing can also help your body release harmful impurities that can slow down the metabolism. Cleansing can:

  • Eliminate waste and impurities
  • Nourish your body
  • Help you loose weight and inches
  • Feed your body nutrients

Choosing the right cleansing product is very important because certain ingredients can work together synergistically to not only detoxify your body, but to improve health. Our bodies have natural systems and metabolic pathways, but they need nutrients to perform correctly. Cleansing can support the body’s natural systems to improve metabolism. The systems include the liver, colon, kidney, lymphatic and adrenal
systems. Cleansing can also burn fat efficiently and help you lose
unwanted fat in a safe and natural way.


1- Strengthen the Immune System.
Cleansing impurities and flooding the body with high grade essential nutrients supports the immune system. Some studies indicate that a healthy dose of high grade, absorbable protein may strengthen your immune system by 500%.

2- Lose Weight and Feel Great.
Studies have shown that fat cells provide the perfect environment for holding onto toxins. This is our body’s natural mechanism for protecting itself from dangerous, often deadly toxins. Cleansing aids in the body’s ability to flush fat and increase metabolism.

3- Eliminate Unhealthy Cravings
The healthy body will crave healthy things. The unhealthy body will crave unhealthy thing. Cleansing and replenishing allows the internal body to create an environment that craves good, nutritious food.

4- Renewed Desire To Exercise (Yes it’s true)
Oftentimes when you cleanse and replenish the body with high-grade essential nutrients you have a renewed sense to start an exercise program. The health benefits of exercise are endless.

5- Support Your Vital Organs
If your body is overwhelmed with impurities, gentle cleansing herbs and essential nutrients will allow it to eliminate toxins through the liver (the major detoxifying organ of the body), colon, urinary tract, sweat glands, skin pores, and lymphatic system much more effectively.

6- Restore Normal Sugar Levels
Abnormal sugar levels have been linked to serious health challenges and are often the result of weight gain. Effective weight loss and fueling of the body can aid in the body’s ability to restore normal sugar levels.

7- Aid Digestion
Herbs such as suma, peppermint, fennel seed and licorice have been used in many cultures to support and aid digestion. Peppermint is a nontoxic digestive remedy that can provide relief from gas, bloating, nausea and gastric upset. Peppermint has a calming effect on the smooth muscle of the intestinal tract and is thought to promote the flow of bile from the gallbladder into the small bowel, thus aiding the digestion of fats.

8- Balance Your Hormonal Systems
Cleansing and replenishing balances hormone levels, leading to a feeling of constant well being, increased stamina and increased sexual desire.

9- Free Yourself From Stress
In herbal medicine, adaptogens are used to help the body “adapt” to imbalances that stress the body externally and internally. Replenishing the body’s needed adaptogens assists in the body’s own self regulatory systems, thus reducing stress.

10- Love Your Liver
A clean, healthy liver supports metabolism and burns fat. A healthy liver promotes normal thyroid function and when the thyroid is healthy, your metabolism and energy levels escalate.


The secret to shedding weight rapidly and keeping it off is simple. You don’t have to go on a rigid, austere diet that requires the discipline of a saint, adhere to an exercise regime that would kill an Olympian. If you want to shed weight and keep it off, detoxify your body. Once you get rid of the toxins, the fat flushes out of your system. No magic, no mystery. This just makes sense.

Daily we are bombarded by chemicals, pestercides, food additives, allergens, bacteria, parasites, heavy metals, viruses, air pollution andtap water. The list of potential toxins in our bodies is endless. Even if we eat the cleanest all-vegetarian, all-organic, never-touch-junk-food, low-calorie, low-carb diet in the world, e cannot avoid what is in the air, soil, or water and we can still be overweight. If we do not continually cleanse our internal systems, we cannot remain healthy, fit or slender.

The relationship between cleansing and weight loss is simple. Your organs will always work to protect you. So when your body takes in toxins that it cannot get rid of it stores them in fat cells to protect the rest of the body of the harm that toxins cause. By cleansing, you are getting rid of the toxins and the body does not need the fat anymore and away it goes too. It really is that simple. Get started: www.drscranton.isagenix.com