Monday, May 14, 2012


           I just finished reading the book “CLEAN” by Dr. Alejandro Junger.  I found it located in the health section, so I knew getting “clean” was a good thing.  Just below the title reads “The revolutionary program to restore the body’s natural ability to heal itself.”  If we each had the option, I’m pretty confident we’d all want to choose a natural way to heal our bodies.  Within the pages of CLEAN, Dr. Junger lays out a practical new detox plan that can be used as a tool to restore, rebalance and heal.
            Written by a cardiologist, I was intrigued to hear how a physician from the west would evangelize a safe and effective prescription that would clean out my entire system and heal by body from the inside out.  At the core of CLEAN, Dr. Junger’s program is supported by the cutting-edge understanding of how our organs, hormones, and enzymes function together.  In a nut-shell he bases the CLEAN program on three important facts:
  1. Toxins and stress create obstacles for the normal functioning and self-healing capabilities of our bodies.
  2. Modern eating habits and lifestyles pollute our bodies and don’t provide the nutrients necessary for us to function at optimum levels.
  3. By removing the obstacles and providing what is lacking, our bodies bounce back into health and our energy is restored.     
Dr. Junger writes, “This modern detox program came to life in the same way that many great discoveries are made, when one person went on a journey to find a solution for his own suffering.  In the case of CLEAN, that person was me.”  CLEAN is broken down into three one-week easy to follow plans.  If I know anything about myself, it’s that I am much more apt to follow a detox that’s not the result of multi-million dollar clinical trials or pharmaceutical company sponsorship.  Everyone seems to tout “natural” these days, but it often ends up to be a play on words.  CLEAN appears to be the real deal.

Becoming a three year cancer survivor isn’t the end of my journey.  My health goals now focus on overcoming the ravages of chemotherapy and radiation treatment.  Reaching mid-life was a celebration, but it has come with a depletion of my energy and less vitality than I know is possible.  Every day I tell myself, “I am living my best life – now!”  But when I listen to my body – it tells me otherwise. 

My journey back to optimum health, free of pharmaceuticals will demand that I embrace a scientifically based wellness plan centered on eating high quality organic food.  Reducing my  stress level and eliminating the many forms of pollution in my life (more on this point in future posts).  Like the majority of people out there, I want a healthy plan that won’t take a lot of time and will give me positive results quickly to assure I stay motivated. 

The overwhelming results documented in the book have given me the motivation to commit to trying the CLEAN three week program. We all deserve to live healthy, happy lives with the time we have left.  I promised myself that once I made it through cancer treatment, I would do everything I could to completely restore my health.  I have come a long way since then, but I’m not quite done yet. 

If your body isn’t feeling like you are living your best life now, I encourage you to read “CLEAN.”  Dr. Junger’s program just might become part of a paradigm shift for you in how you approach food and maintain optimum health at any age.

I’m jumping into CLEAN head first starting today.  Hears to each of us living our best life now!