First week all wrapped up! And I didn’t cheat once. I’m feeling really great. I haven’t felt this good in a really long time. The spring-like weather is helping for sure, but I have a feeling that my sugar habit was getting the better of me and seriously affecting my mood. It’s normal to hibernate during the winter, especially the one that just passed, but the challenge comes when it’s time to change our habits as we move into spring. It’s so easy to simply slide into unhealthy habits when we are stuck inside for months on end. This is one of the reasons I designed the 30 Day Whole Body Detox program to be done in the spring. Letting go of our bad habits and creating amazing habits for the next 6-7 months (until next winter!) is so important. And trust me, many of the habits you create during this program will be made for life.
Today I want to share with you the supplements that I have been taking while I am doing this program. USANA’s nutritional supplements are not designed specifically for detox purposes, but I will do my best to briefly explain why each product I chose makes sense for this month (and many of them, for life). I am going to refer to some of the information shared by Dr. Erica Mattia in her presentation on the products at our live event on March 29th.
The Essentials – the product contains two different bottles, the Multi-Mineral and Mega-Antioxidant. Both are essential, every day, twice a day for life. As Erica puts it, these are supplements, and not meant to replace food. This is why our program is a real food program, supplemented with pharmaceutical grade nutritional supplements. Check out this video about the Essentials for more info about why we chose them.
Biomega – We all know the benefits of omega-3 and one of the best sources are from cold-water fish. Usana’s Biomega is double distilled and contains virtually no contaminants. This brand new video was just posted explaining why this product is different.
Vegan? Not to worry, we offer a great blend of omega 3 & 6 in a vegan, organic formula called Optomega. Optomega offers a diverse combination of the following healthy oils: flax seed, sunflower seed, pumpkin seed, and extra-virgin olive oil. This balanced blend of oils is a significant source of essential fatty acids (EFAs), providing an optimal ratio of omega-3 to omega-6 fatty acids (from usana.com).
Hepa Plus (Hepasil DTX in the US) – One of the goals of this program is to reduce your liver loaders, such as caffeine and alcohol, to allow your liver to function optimally. Hepa Plus is designed to support your liver for the long-term and the formula includes milk-thistle extract, green-tea extract, turmeric and alpha-lipoic acid. There are so many benefits to this product, that it’s one of my favorites.
Probiotics – Research is now starting to show a real link between our gut health and brain health. Did you know that there are more bacteria in your gut than cells in your body? It’s pretty amazing what goes on in our gut and Dr. Olinca Trejo, Naturopath, did a great job explaining all of this at our live event. Let’s just say that everyone who was there will be taking probiotics for life. Here’s another great video that explains more about this product.
I’ll cover the food products in another post. I cannot emphasis enough the value of taking these products while you are going through the program. Make sure you order from your program coach and have all of the necessary products on hand when you start your detox journey.