I used to obsessively crave food until I learned how to cleanse when I was in my early twenties. I didn’t start out perfect. I practiced and practiced, getting better all the time. Getting better meant that instead of craving and binging I now can be comfortable with what I’m eating without intense cravings. I know that the cravings are temporary.
Cleansing has made my day-to-day life better. When I’m not cleansing I listen deeply to my body and honor the messages I hear so I don’t swing the pendulum anymore and don’t develop intense overwhelming cravings. I also am getting the nutrients I need through my food and supplements, which lowers cravings as well.
My hypoglycemia has healed through my cleanses. I used to crash like crazy and felt like I had to eat every few hours just to keep from getting jittery and low blood sugar. One day I went out to jump on the trampoline and came back inside a total wreck. My blood sugar crashed so hard that I thought I needed to go to the hospital. I thought something was seriously wrong with me as I felt the ground slip out beneath me and I crumpled to the floor. I couldn’t use my arms or legs. My heart beat fast and sweat covered my cold body. I drank some orange juice, which helped, and the awful feeling eventually passed, but this was my first experience with low blood sugar and it actually scared me so badly that after that I was terrified to let it happen again. I refused to go for more than 3 hours without eating and over time became more and more obsessed with my next meal.
This affected my ability to function normally, go on hikes, and participate with people in normal events because I was so scared that something would happen to me when I was too far away to get the help I needed. This fear was irrational but was exacerbated by hypoglycemia.
Hypoglycemia made it nearly impossible to enjoy cleansing. I always thought about food and was always concerned about the crash. I never felt full on a cleanse no matter what I tried.
Once my hypoglycemia was healed (I'll teach you how in the Probiotic Power Cleanse) I was able to comfortably and happily cleanse. It also helped me lose weight around my belly.
Another great benefit of cleansing was boosting my immune system. I have theorized that the common cold is really just a microbial toxic overload and the mucus and snot are just the superhighways for toxin elimination. When I started looking at the common cold as just that I stopped getting sick as often.
In fact, I rarely get sick. If I feel it coming on, I know exactly what to do to get un-sick quick.
Cleansing helped me break my food addictions. From sugar to gluten. Dairy to puffed cereals. From ice cream to pizza. I was so addicted to foods. I used them to calm down the intense emotions I (still) feel. I used food to ground me. I used food to procrastinate. I used food to comfort me. I used food to feel better. I used food to keep me awake.
Food is fuel. It can be a pleasure, but at the core, it is nourishment. It is not a hug. It is not love. It does not fill empty holes inside of me.
Cleansing helped me find those holes and keep them empty long enough to see what was really needed to fill them. I stopped filling them with food.
My digestion used to suck. Bloating, gas, constipation, diarrhea, cravings, upset stomach, heartburn, etc. My belly used to hurt so much that I just got used to the tight knot in my solar plexus.
Cleansing helped me figure out my digestion.
It also helped me deepen my awareness of my body.
I always struggled with emotional eating. I still do sometimes, but it is way less of a problem than ever before. Cleansing helped me see clearly that my emotional eating patterns were exacerbated by certain foods. I learned which foods boosted me up and which ones sent me into emotional eating tornadoes.
I also learned that by rebuilding my gut I was able to boost my overall energy and moods. Cleansing is one of the hands-down best ways to rebuild the gut. You can’t keep cleansing forever – you may end up getting too depleted – but you can alternate cleansing and gut rebuilding.
Cleansing is the cornerstone to health. Animals know how to fast and use this to heal. Humans have this ability, too. But most people are too terrified to go without food for a day. My dream for you is to be able to go for 1-2 days on a water fast and be fine. Doing short water fasts can be one of the best ways to stave off illness, increase energy levels, detox the body, and ward off chronic illness. I want you to heal your body to the point that this is a tool in your toolkit to prevent and reset your body – whenever you need it.
This is what is possible when you cleanse regularly and master the art of cleansing. You don’t get sick. You stay strong. You sleep deeply. You feel amazing and know how to respond when you don’t. You are flexible. Your digestion is awesome. Your mental clarity is on point. You enjoy cleansing. Cravings don’t rule your food choices. You break your food addictions.
But more than absolutely anything, I want you to know what it is like to just enjoy your life. I want you to know what it is like to not be sick and not have to make excuses for why you can’t go out and start having a blast. I want you to discover what you are passionate about and go do it. When you are sick for decades you start to give up on your dreams. Survival becomes more important than long-term goals. When you are chronically sick you get to a point where you no longer know what moves you, what drives you, what makes you tick – because all your energy has to be spent on getting through the day.
Once you get better you have a whole new dilemma. And I’m in the middle of it right now. Learning what I love to do. Learning what makes me happy. Learning what makes my skin tingle and hairs stand up on end. But I welcome these new challenges.
I have no excuses anymore for not being able to follow my dreams. It used to be my health and my finances. I spent more than a decade trudging through mud every day picking up one leg out of that muck – using all my energy just to take one step. I couldn’t even see the other side of that swamp. All I knew is that I had to keep moving. Everyday. One step. Decisive.
(The interesting thing is that when my health improved, so did my financial situation because I wasn’t distracted, unfocused, foggy-headed, and ill.)
It was the hardest work I’ve ever done in my life. It took pure grit and pure determination.
And now that I’ve made it to the shore. Rinsed off all the mud. I’ve fallen in love with going fast. Mountain biking. Surfing. Skiing. Cycling. Racing Go-Carts. Motorcycles.
I’m having more fun than ever before.
And I cared about none of this before. All I cared about was getting better. But now that I’m better a whole new world has opened up. I want to meet you there.
I want to show you everything I know about healing your body
The Probiotic Power Cleanse is coming up in October. It’s the first step towards getting healthy. It’s a step I recommend that you (and every single person) consistently take. Learning to cleanse is a must. This is a tool you will want to always have in your tool belt. You can take it with you wherever you go.