Detoxification

Solutions 4 and Dr. Brian Allard are committed to your health, vitality and appearance.  We continue to research and develop products and programs that offer total body wellness.

Because of the need for individuals to regularly rid their bodies of accumulated toxins and waste materials, Beneficial International, the parent company of Solutions 4 , has spent Solutions 4 many years in the development and perfection of the ultimate detoxification and body cleansing program.  Designed with the aid and interaction of physicians, nutritionists, and herbalists, the Solutions 4 Detoxification Program has helped thousands of people in their quest for health and vitality.

Detoxification is one of the most important factors in the promotion of good health and disease prevention. The  Solutions 4 Program helps the body to cleanse itself of toxins, mucus and other waste materials in the intestinal tract and major vital organs, improving the way they function.  This not only restores new energy to the vital organs, but to the entire body as well.  Our natural formulas have been in use since 1979 – long before detoxification was a popular concept.  This history gives you confidence that you are using a program that is safe and effective.

Detoxification can be part of a health maintenance and prevention program when used 3 to 4 times per year.  Though it is not a “cure-all”, it is a positive way to start addressing many undesirable body conditions, such as allergies, acne, arthritis, skin problems, cellulite, obesity, etc.

Benefits of Detoxification:

  • An increase in energy is experienced.
  • The digestive tract can rid itself of accumulated waste and putrefied bacteria.  (Typical loss is between 2-8 lbs. of water and waste during a 3 day cleanse.
  • Liver, kidneys and blood are purified and function more effectively. 
  • The peristaltic action of the colon is strengthened.
  • A mental clarity occurs that is not possible under the constant bombardment of chemicals and food additives.
  • Physical dependency on habit-forming substances such as refined sugar, caffeine, nicotine, alcohol and drugs is greatly diminished. 
  • Bad eating habits are broken.  As you come off the program, it is easier to make wiser food choices.
  • The stomach has a chance to return to normal size, making it easier to control the quantity of food eaten.
HEALING CRISIS

The body has natural cleansing abilities that help to expel unnecessary or harmful substances.  Four eliminative organs of the body are: the bowels, the skin, the lungs, and the kidneys.  These systems are in use all the time, working to keep the body clean and healthy.  

When an invader enters the body, the natural process is for the body to remove that invader through eliminative organs.  This can happen through diarrhea, vomiting, perspiration (fever), coughing, mucus, or nasal discharge.  These natural healing abilities are often under used, as the common response to illness or discomfort is to take chemical medications for symptom relief.  We suppress the body’s natural eliminative processes through anti-diarrhea drugs, antihistamines, fever reducers, antibiotics and others to keep our bodies from cleansing in the natural way.  The “stuffing drugs” that we use drive the virus and bacteria back into the tissues where it can remain until the next immune system crash.  Immediate symptoms are managed, but long-term health problems are often the result.  For instance, a steroid (cortisone) ointment used for a skin condition may clear up immediate symptoms, but later a more serious problem may occur, such as asthma.  In turn, bronchodilators may control the asthma, but may cause depression.  In the effort to relieve a patient’s symptoms, the real causes of the patient’s condition have been overlooked.  In addition to environmental toxins and the unhealthy foods that we consume, these types of chemical stuffers contribute to our need to detoxify regularly.  A cleansing process such as Detoxification takes these substances out of storage and into circulation to be eliminated.  This occasionally causes unpleasant symptoms for a short time.  The consumption of caffeine, refined sugar, alcohol and other substances also contributes to the effect that is known as a “healing crisis.”

During detoxification and the days following, many people experience some of the signs of a healing crisis, which may include: headaches, skin breakouts, bowl sluggishness, diarrhea, fatigue, sweating, frequent urination, congestion, nasal discharge, or body aches.  A few may also briefly experience anxiety, irritability or mental depression.

You must understand that your body is going through cleansing and detoxification.  It is throwing out poisons using the energy it has saved from the hard-to-digest meals that have been discontinued.  This is your body’s natural way of cleansing, and is a positive occurrence.  

The best way to encourage your body’s natural cleansing methods is to not use over the counter drugs to stop the cleansing process.  (Prescription medication should NOT be discontinued without a medical doctor’s approval).  They may make you feel better in the short term, but to do so by driving toxins back into the tissues.  Drink plenty of water to facilitate the process and get some rest.

The healing crisis generally lasts from just a few hours to a few days.  The healthier one’s body is to begin with, the fewer symptoms there will be.  The more the body has to clean up, the harder and longer the cleansing side effects will be.  Symptoms will also be more pronounced if the change in the diet is abrupt, and less so if it is gradual.  This is why detoxification preparation days are so important.  Each healing crisis is followed by increased vitality and improved wellbeing.

Please be aware that it is just as important for your body to come off detoxification correctly as it is to detoxify.  Your body is in a cleansing mode and will continue until clogging foods are reintroduced.  As you finish Detoxification, continue taking the herbs until they are gone.  Many of the ill-feeling symptoms that you may have been experiencing will have already begun to disappear.  In fact, the three day cleanse is pretty dramatic.  You will have lost 2-8 pounds, and will have begun eliminating some of the 5-27 pounds of waste that are being stored in the colon.  If you are on medication, ask your prescribing doctor to work with you as you go through this program  Start consuming fresh fruit, salads and vegetables.  Some people choose to juice live foods for a few days before eating solid foods, allowing the body more time and energy to heal and gain strength.   Slowly work your way back into foods after detoxification.  Your body is now clean and will no longer tolerate abuse.  A couple of beers will make you drunk, and you may become ill after eating pizza, and a candy bar may give you a headache.  All these foods are very unhealthy and your clean body is simply more sensitive to toxins.

Contact your Health Care Practitioner for specific questions on Healing Crisis.

A useful tool for Life! Our 5 Day Cleanse
Detoxification is a wonderful way to begin a healthy lifestyle. Cleansing the body should be done a few times per year at least. We like to do one at the beginning of each season, such as January, spring summer, etc. But doing a detox even a one day cleanse should be done after a weekend where you may have over done it. There are also holidays, birthdays, cruises, etc. A cleanse after any of these events will keep you feeling great, on track and ready to resume a life of energy and feeling good.   Done 3-4 times per year, the body is stronger, cleanser, and better able to resist illness.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT DETOXIFCATION

Will the lemon juice mixture cause too much acid for my sensitive stomach? 
Although the lemon is an acidic fruit, it turns alkaline as it is digested and aids in attaining a proper pH balance within the body.

Is detoxification safe?  Absolutely.  Body cleansing for health is a concept that has been in use for thousands of years.  This type of internal cleanse has been used safely for periods of up to 2 months over the last 30 years. Solutions 4 recommends detoxification for 3-10 days only, 3 to 4 times per year.  See your Health Care Practitioner for specific directions.

Can I detoxify if I have hypoglycemia?
  Detoxifying is especially beneficial to those with hypoglycemia.  Just be sure to use only pure maple syrup in the lemon juice mixture.  Honey or other sweeteners will trigger an unhealthy insulin response.  Solutions 4 APPETITE APPEASER will also help to regulate blood sugar levels.

How does detoxification affect cellulite?   Cellulite is waste materials trapped in connective tissue and fat cells, and it is very resistant to ordinary dieting and exercise.  While Detoxification will not remove cellulite, it does cleanse the intestinal tract and the body’s liquid waste system, thereby speeding up the elimination of toxins from the body, which aids in cellulite removal.  Improved results can be achieved when done in conjunction with our Body Contouring Wraps.

Will I have energy during the cleanse? As toxins are expelled from the system, the energy levels rise.  It may take a day or two for this effect to occur.  If you are not as energetic as you feel you should be, add a little more maple syrup to the lemon juice mixture to raise and maintain your blood sugar level.  It is also helpful to make the mixture last throughout the day rather than drinking it all at once. Solutions 4 recommends reducing physical activity on detoxification days.

Why is it important to use distilled water? Distilled water is pure, which means it has no chemicals or bacteria to interfere with the cleansing process. We recommend continuing to use distilled and /or pure spring water after your cleansing program. Do not use bottled mineral water since it may contain concentrations of heavy metals. Soft water is also a poor choice because of its high sodium content.

Will I suffer hunger pains during detoxification? Yes, you might and if you do, simply drink the lemon juice mixture more often or take an appetite appeaser (not included) . Since this mixture is food already in liquid form, it gets into the bloodstream faster and allays hunger. You might think you are hungry because you aren’t chewing food, but with the mixture you getting the nutrients you need.

Why is it important to use pure maple syrup? First, pure maple syrup contains many minerals and vitamins. For this reason, it will provide the body with energy. Second, pure maple syrup is a balanced, natural sweetener and can be used without causing an insulin response. Because of this, hypoglycemics can use the program without fear of lowering or raising blood sugar levels.
Won’t the lemon juice mixture cause too much acid for my sensitive stomach? No. Even though lemon is an acid fruit, it turns alkaline as it is digested and aids in attaining a proper pH balance.

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