This is a cleanse developed and taught to me by Dr Bob Rakowski and taught by Charles Poliquin on his BioSignature course. This cleanse is a great way to lose weight, drop body fat and look and feel better. I have used this cleanse with many clients with great results. Most people will need to do this for 1 week, however depending on how overweight or sick you are you may be advised to extend the cleanse for between 2 and 3 weeks. Here we go…
Step 1 – choose a medical food
You can use unlimited quantities of medical food by taking a shake every hour or two (you can rotate between products aimed at reducing inflammation, balancing pH, oestrogen clearance, heavy metal clearance or blood sugar control). Use 1-3 scoops of the medical food in ¾ of a litre of water and fortify the drink with 10-20g of glutamine. Or you can replace 2 or 3 of the medical foods drinks with a powdered super food such as powdered greens, or powdered reds. Use 15-30g and again fortify with 20g of glutamine.
Step 2 – chose a green vegetables of the day
Chose one green organic vegetable each day and eat an unlimited amount throughout the day. Good choices include broccoli, cabbage, kale, spinach, asparagus, bok choy, chard, spring greens, kohlrabi etc…Reintroduce solid food on day 4 of the cleanse by adding wholegrain rice or quinoa to your greens.
Step 3 – chose synergistic macro and micronutrients
This includes amino acids, essential fats, a multi, additional fibre, oestrogen detox products, insulin control products or heavy metal detox products. Speak to a professional about this but a minimum would be essential amino acids, 10-15g of fish oil and a multivitamin.
Step 4 – take part in physical detoxification
- Coffee enemas
- Sauna daily (steam, infared)
- Skin brushing
- Castor oil packs
Step 5 – exercise
Don’t do any exercise that creates lactate (the burn in your muscles), so strength training, yoga, Pilates, rehab exercise and stretching are recommended.
Do this cleanse for 1-3 weeks depending on how overweight or sick you are and watch the weight drop off and your health significantly improve.
After the cleanse – maintain 2 serving of the medical food per day and now eat an elimination diet for 2 weeks. Eliminate:
- Processed foods
Make sure as much food as you can afford to buy during these 2 weeks is organic to reduce the burden on your liver.
Plus take supplements
- HCL / pancreatic enzymes (based on HCL test)
- Fish oil (6-10g a day)
- Multivitamin and mineral
Minimum order for a 1 week cleanse
- Medical food 2-3 tubs (inflam Px, Estro Shield Px, Metallo Shield Px, primal clear pH)
- Super food – 1-2 tubs (primal greens, primal reds)
- Multi intense – 1 bottle
- Amino acid supreme – 2 bottle
- EPA/DHA 720 – 1 bottle
This article was written by Clapham Nutritionist Steve Hines from The Front Line of Nutrition. Steve works privately with clients in London and can be consulted with through his website.