Lighten Up New Year Cleanse
During this very simple and user friendly four-day cleanse
- that you can follow while maintaining your regular schedule -
we will transform the body, mind and those pesky emotions!
Make a Resolution You Can Keep!
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January is a time for fresh starts. We hear our inner voice whisper (or scream), “It’s the New Year and I don’t want to waste another year doing the same old stuff! It’s time for a change, a better life.”
The good news is that we start off with all the motivation and commitment we can muster. The bad news is, few of us actually follow through on our resolutions.
If you are like most people, your track record for sticking with past resolutions is just not great. According to Time Magazine, here are some of the most common resolutions that we tend to break:
- Quit smoking
- Quit drinking or drink less
- Get fit
- Lose weight
- Manage stress
- Get a better job
- Eat a healthier diet
- Recycle more
- Get out of debt
- Travel to a new place
- Learn something new (a language or an instrument)
- Spend more time with family
- Volunteer more
Additionally, Time Magazine reports that 60% of health club memberships go unused, and only 15% of folks who try to quit smoking stay cigarette-free 6 months later.
To top it off, the National Institute of Health (NIH) reported that 99% of people who go on a diet gain all the weight back.
I think we can do much better!
That’s why I designed the Lighten Up! New Year Cleanse.
It is difficult not to over-indulge during the holidays. Those apple pies, treats to die for and food, food, food tempting us everywhere, soon just breaks down that thing we call willpower.
Fast forward to just after the holidays. You feel heavy, tired and stressed, you’re fighting a cold, you may have gained a few pounds during the festivities, and you’re feeling a touch of the winter blues.
Generally, we don’t think of the winter as a time for cleansing, but our holiday traditions make it an ideal, if not necessary, time to cleanse – for lots of reasons:
- You ate too much over the holidays
- You’ve gained unwanted weight
- Spending time with family brought up tons of old childhood issues
- Your joints are aching again
- You’re constipated
- You can’t sleep
- You feel run down and on the edge of a cold or flu
- You want to make a change but can find the motivation and energy
There’s no question that starting fresh requires us to feel a little lighter in this holiday-laden body. In fact, the real reason for lightening up the body is to lighten up the mind!
Cleansing Toxic Mental Patterns and Emotions
Along with cleansing the body, Lighten Up! is actually designed to help us cleanse old emotions that are not serving us any longer. These emotions are stored, believe it or not, in your cells.
Take a moment to understand how the “molecules of emotion” work:
For thousands of years, Ayurveda has maintained that emotions are stored in our fat cells. Now, research at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) has proven that emotions are carried by peptides and stored in cells throughout the body.
Amazingly, the receptors for all of these “molecules of emotion” are also the receptors for all hormones, all immune chemicals, and the nervous system. It is truly the body and mind’s information network!
Lead researcher Dr. Candice Pert discovered that pent-up childhood emotions can block the flow of this information network and disturb immunity, hormonal activity, mood and nerve flow!*
Ayurveda and the NIH are both saying the same thing! This is why I love Ayurveda!
The NIH is telling us that old toxic emotions will actually store deep in the cells’ receptor site and block the flow of energy and information throughout the body, compromising health*.
5000 years ago Ayurveda taught that toxic emotions, referred to as mental ama, will lodge in the fat and muscle cells and block the flow of energy in the body and initiate a disease process.
Burning fat is something our holiday-prepped bodies painfully resist.
Naturally, the way to cleanse these old toxic emotions is to teach our bodies to burn fat. But after the holidays, this is something our bodies painfully resist.
Eating holiday snack food and sweets quickly tells the body, “You don’t need to burn fat – they are feeding you ever 2-3 hours with a sweet or savory snack!”
The Lighten Up! New Year Cleanse creates a strong platform for change.
Teaching your body to burn fat, as we will do in this Cleanse, primes your body and mind to make lasting commitments to change, and to stick to your resolutions.
While your body is learning to burn fat, I’ll be guiding you through a very specific set of transformational self-inquiry exercises to help you make those important resolutions and goals to create lasting change. More importantly, these exercises are designed to help you stick to those goals!
Flipping your body into a fat metabolic state will release toxins and old emotions stored deep in the cells receptors. Then, with a series of self inquiry exercises, we are going to boost self-awareness and clarity, which will allow you to observe yourself engaging in old toxic emotional patterns of behavior. Once you are aware of these patterns, they will be physically released from the fat cells during the Cleanse. Then, you can take a final action step to make transformational change!
That is our goal in this Cleanse – to identify the action step that you can literally take – not just think about – that will free these emotions and the information network responsible for optimal health.
Lighten Up! with Us!
I know you are ready to feel light in your body again, and this can only happen when you are in fat-burning mode. In case you have forgotten, here are a few of the health benefits that come with being a good fat burner:
- Lose weight
- Don’t crave anything
- Have longer lasting energy
- Sleep through the night better
- Detoxify toxins stored in fat cells
- Detoxify mental and emotional toxins also stored in fat and throughout the body
- Neutralize toxic acidity in the body and stimulate lymph flow
- Stabilize mood
- Simply feel lighter in your body, mind and spirit!
There is an old saying: To the extent that someone or something affects you is the extent to which that thing is your karma. “Karma” simply means action. If something affects you, it is an opportunity to take a transformational action step to free the old toxic emotions that are blocking the information network that controls your immunity, hormones, psychology and nervous system.
So jump on this opportunity to take action and create lasting change!
Join me this January or February for an amazing experience,
with resolutions and goals we aim to keep and old emotions we aim to lose!
* Molecules of Emotion. Candice Pert PHD. Simon and Shuster 1997.
Invite a Friend to Cleanse with You!
Many of our cleansers invite a friend or loved one to cleanse with them, as they find it very helpful to have a buddy to share ideas, motivation and support. Some cleansers will even encourage a whole group to cleanse together. If your cleansing buddy lives nearby, you can cook meals together, exercise, or meditate together. If your cleansing buddy lives further away, you can inspire each other via phone, email or text. After the cleanse you can support each other to embrace a healthier lifestyle.
All material provided from LifeSpa for the Lighten Up New Year Cleanse is provided for informational or educational purposes only. Schedule a private consult with John Douillard, DC or with a physician regarding the applicability of any opinions or recommendations with respect to your symptoms or medical condition. The instructions and advice presented from LifeSpa for the Lighten Up! are in no way intended as medical advice or as a substitute for medical counseling. The information should be used in conjunction with the guidance and care of your physician.
Consult your physician before beginning this program as you would any detox, weight loss or weight maintenance program. Your physician should be aware of all medical conditions that you may have as well as the medications and supplements you are taking.
Those of you who are on diuretics or diabetes medication, have liver or gallbladder disease or take any medications, should proceed only under a doctor’s supervision.
As with any plan, this cleanse should not be used by patients on dialysis or by pregnant or nursing women.
You must be at least 16 years of age or older to do Lighten Up!.
The Lighten Up! Details:
- Choose Your Start Date: You can do your 4 day cleanse any day between now and February 28, 2013. You do not need to decide now – you can decide anytime in January or February.
- Log In: Each day during your 4 day cleanse, you will log on to our private membership site to learn about that day’s protocol. When you register, we will immediately send you an email with your login information (it may take 1-3 hours to appear in your inbox). The instructions are ready and waiting for you beginning now and you can access them through February 28, 2013.
- Videos, Articles & Bonus Tip Sheets for:
Ayurvedic Self Inquiry Exercises to release old toxic emotions
Meal plans (choose from 3 meal plans based on your needs)
Recipes that are tasty, filling and detoxifying
Daily stress relief techniques
Longterm maintenance plan for getting even healthier after Lighten Up!.
- Follow 1 of 3 Meal Plans: You can choose from three different meal plans, based on your schedule and the stability of your blood sugar. Each meal plan consists of real, nourishing whole foods. You will not starve or faint during this Cleanse!
- After the Cleanse: I will also give you detailed – but simple – protocols to continue a healthy lifestyle after the Cleanse. You can continue to stay in fat metabolism mode, be free of cravings, and feel lighter and stronger day after day.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What items do I need to do the Lighten Up New Year Cleanse?
A: All you need is a computer (or tablet or smart phone) that can connect to the internet and stream videos. Additionally, there are a few items that will help you complete the Cleanse. Please see the Supply List below.
Q: Are there any contraindications for doing the Lighten Up New Year Cleanse?
A: Please see the Medical Disclaimer above. If you have a serious or chronic medical condition, please follow at your own pace and consult your physician as needed.
Q: When can I start the Lighten Up New Year Cleanse?
A: As this is an online self-directed course, you can do your 4 day Cleanse anytime between now and February 28, 2012.
Q: What if I need talk to Dr. Douillard personally?
A: Lighten Up! includes daily articles, videos and tip sheets for before, during and after the Cleanse. If you have any questions regarding your particular situation, please call us at 303.516.4848 to book a consultation with Dr. Douillard.
Supply List & Kit