Live Launch of the 30 Day Whole Body Detox 5th Edition

30 day whole body detox Last night was the LIVE launch of the 5th edition of the 30 Day Whole Body Detox. It was thrilling to see something I have envisioned for the last 4 years come to life! We’ve done events to launch the program every year, and this one was truly the most amazing – yet!

Our event took place at the Burlington Golf and Country Club, an ideal location overlooking Lake Ontario, and the sun was setting as we started the event – a great atmosphere for a seminar. For those who weren’t able to attend, we had a LIVE stream broadcasting across the globe! A huge thank you to Dieter Staudinger who had the vision to make the live stream happen. This meant that the event was also recorded, so you’ll see some of the videos on our website in the future.

My role was to share the details of the 30 Day Whole Body Detox program, the story behind the program and what’s new and exciting for 2016. The room was filled with many first time guests who had never done the program before, so there was a lot of information to be absorbed! Dr. Erica Mattia did an amazing job of sharing why we choose the USANA product line as our partner for this program and how each of the products is important during the program. Following Erica were our juicing gurus, Dieter & Rebecca, who shared their experience doing a 40 day juice cleanse and 8 reasons why it’s important to adding fresh vegetable juice to your diet and lifestyle. The juice chapter in the Recipe & Guidebook was added thanks to Dieter & Rebecca.

Following a short break, we welcomed our keynote speaker, Dr. Olinca Trejo, Naturopath. Dr. Trejo is the three-time Diamond award winner for the Burlington Post Reader’s Choice as the Best Naturopath in Burlington. Once a year, Dr. Trejo makes the time to speak to our group about the liver, the gut and toxins in our environment. She loves to stay current with all of the new research and so we’re always learning so much! She shared a lot about the connections between gut health and brain health, and how many medical conditions may now stem from what is going on with the bacteria in our gut. It was truly fascinating and a lot of information to take in. Dr. Trejo works with Doctors Naturae in Burlington, 905-336-9721.

The evening ended with an introduction to the coach’s program, followed by many raffle items. Thank you to those who donated items, included a copy of the Made with Love Cookbook by Kelly Childs & Erinn Weatherbie (to be picked up on launch date next week), A gift certificate for Bloom Organic Spa in Oakville, several Sensé skin care product donations from USANA Canada, plus a copy of The Health Home by Dr. Myron Wentz and David Wentz, and a copy of the international bestselling book, Juice Your Way to Health by Dieter Staudinger and Rebecca Reble.

Our group of detoxers starting on April 4th grew as well! Not to worry if that date doesn’t fit your schedule, we have groups starting every week in April and May, so we’ll find a date that works for you. You can order online or simply connect with your USANA distributor and program coach to order.

#1 International Bestseller!

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We did! 30 Day Whole Body Detox Recipe & Guidebook is now an International Amazon Bestseller! A huge congrats to all of the contributors who are now bestselling authors!

If you missed the promo price of $0.99, not to worry, you can still get your copy for $4.99 (local currency). Thank you for all who purchased on our launch day, June 4th, 2015. If you’ve read the book and you enjoyed it, please visit your local Amazon site to give it a 5 star review (should you feel we deserve it!).

Here are the full results:

Amazon Global:
#1 Bestseller in 29 categories worldwide
#1 Bestseller on 35 Hot New Release lists – Canada
#27 Bestseller in ALL Kindle Books
#1 Bestseller in 9 categories
#1 Hot New Releases in 11 categories – German
#1 Bestseller in 6 categories
#1 Hot New Releases in 8 categories – Australia
#1 Bestseller in 8 categories
#1 Hot New Releases in 8 categories – US
#1 Bestseller in 6 categories
#1 Hot New Releases in 8 categories

Now that the book release is done we can focus on what’s next – a summer supplement for 2015. Stay tuned for this bonus!

30 Day Whole Body Detox 2015 – Day 2

11125280_10100638637892240_1675071278_nLast night we kicked off this year’s program with an informative and entertaining webinar. Entertaining mostly because I was having some challenges moving between the different presentations. Our speakers, Linda Heredia, RHN and Erica Mattia, DC were excellent as usual. I always learn from both of these wonderful women every time I listen to them present. Missed the live webinar? Not worry, we recorded it and you can watch it here.

We now have over 30 coaches for this year’s program, with each coach leading anywhere from 1-3 people. It’s pretty amazing to be supported by such a great group of women who are leading the way in lifestyle and nutrition. Not to worry guys, you can be coaches too! We just haven’t had any register just yet.

This morning I enjoyed a leftover juice from yesterday and it was still delicious. I still have to figure out timing in the morning though as I felt a bit rushed with a lemon tea, juice and then making a smoothie for my daughter (saved mine for later) and her lunch. I’ll need an extra half hour in mornings for a little while to get used to a different routine. Lunch was pretty much the same salad as yesterday but the good news is that I’m not cravings sweets as much! Yeah!! Thank goodness I am not in the same sugar detox I was in last year. That wasn’t much fun.

2015-04-08 17.39.50Dinner was a modified version of the mango-peanut stir fry as I forgot to buy fresh mangoes. I used some frozen mango and ended up heating it in the pan after I had cooked the veggies. It was really delicious and very filling! I am already starting to feel really good!! I am also excited for all who are starting next week. Our first big group start! If you are local to Burlington and would like to start on Monday April 13th, please contact me tonight (April 8th) so that your order can be picked up tomorrow. Message me on Facebook or email info (at)



30 Day Whole Body Detox 2015 – Day 1

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My new juicer!

First day and already new experiences for 2015! I am thrilled with my juicer and enjoyed my first real homemade juicer juice today. I chose the Green Yummified by our juicing gurus, Rebecca Rebel and Dieter Staudinger. When I first met them I was really intrigued by this couple who had done a 40 day juice cleanse. Yes – 40 days!! After reading their book, Juice Your Way To Health, I was convinced that our partnership for this year’s program would be a great match. And so far, it’s been awesome. Thanks to them I bought my first juicer (2nd hand) and am taking a closer look at adding fresh juices to my diet regularly. 2015-04-07 07.32.57Even my husband and daughter want to make juice – just not as green as mine was.  Did you know that I’m giving away a signed copy of their book this week? Check out the details here.

Lunch was my usual salad, I start with a base of mixed kale salad (large bag from Costco) and add extra veggies and a hard boiled egg. I omitted the poppy-seed dressing and simply drizzled with Optomega and Balsamic Vinaigrette. Although I craved something sweet after lunch. I was able to let the craving pass. Dinner was a detox favorite, the Buddha Bowl recipe from Lettuce Love Café. Tonight’s was super delicious, maybe because my husband actually did most of the work and I simply assembled. True detox comfort food but so good for you!

Don’t forget, in just over an hour we’ll be doing a live webinar on the detox program, the products we recommend and some great detox tips! – See you at 8:30 PM EST.

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Buddha Bowl with Optomega


Easter Sugar Coma

I have never been so happy to be starting the 30 Day Whole Body Detox. Ever. I may even start tomorrow. I totally got trapped by the Easter chocolate sugar coma yet again this year!! I have to say that it’s so easy to get back on a sugar addiction and I’m super glad I have this program to get me back on track every year. I find that my meals tend to stay super healthy, but I just seem to add more chocolate. Eggies to be precise. And I am h2015-03-29 20.32.26appy that they will be gone from store shelves in a day or two.

Looking through my Facebook and Instagram feed I can see that I am not alone. Images of chocolate bunnies, sugar cookies, cupcakes, donuts and other sweets are dominating the space. Still not sure if this program is right for you? Not to worry, we’re doing a LIVE webinar on Tuesday night, April 7th from 8:30 – 9:30 pm EST where you’ll be able to learn all about the program, the products and our best detox tips. I will be joined by Linda Heredia, Registered Holistic Nutritionist and Erica Mattia, Chiropractor, both contributors to the programs (and previous participants!). You’ll be able to watch live from your tablet or laptop and ask questions as we go. Coaches, stick around for a short overview immediately after.  HERE IS THE LINK.

If you are READY to start and want to join our first group challenge starting on Monday April 13th, simply click here or email info (at)

Highlights from the LIVE Event on March 29th!

After months of planning, the Whole Body Detox LIVE event came together yesterday. Personally, it was amazing to see my vision realized in front of my eyes. The day went off without any major challenges (at least that the guests noticed!).

Missed the live event? Not to worry! We are hosting a LIVE webinar (watch on your tablet or computer) on Wednesday April 2nd at 9 pm EST. Sign up here! 

We started the day with a yoga class for The USANA True Health Foundation. Sarah Christink, our instructor, did an amazing job with the small group who gathered for an early morning class before the event. She also did a great job sharing her personal yoga story with us during the event.

Registration opened at 9:30 and there was already a line up of people. All attendees received a FREE copy of the 30 Day Whole Body Detox guidebook, printed by Peninsula Press. The venue, OE Banquet Hall in Oakville, Ontario, is a perfect place for this kind of event. We had enough room for all of the chairs, there is a large stage and a huge screen as well. The back of the room fit all of our vendors nicely and we had space to do the yoga class as well.

Linda Heredia

Linda Heredia

Pat Birnie was the Master of Ceremonies, along with myself. I kicked off the program with the story of how the 30 Day Whole Body Detox was created and my vision for the program. I shared a few program testimonials as well. Our next speaker was Linda Heredia, the Registered Holistic Nutritionist and Certified Life Coach who also helped put together the program this year. She covered her Top 10 Detox tips outlined in the book in more detail for us.


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Kathleen Hayden & Julie Boyer

Kathleen Hayden of Dream Space SOS followed with her tips on where to start when you are trying to re-organize and de-clutter your space. She used a great analogy of being on a diet compared to de-cluttering your space. See the end goal, work your way backwards and take one step at a time.

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Maria Ringo

Maria Ringo is one of our most sought after speakers. As a Homeopath and Certified Live Cell Microscopist, she gives us an insight into what’s going on in our bodies through live blood cell analysis. I have personally visited Maria as a client and she likes to put it, she gives you ‘news you can use’ so that you can make changes or visit your physician if needed.

T by Daniel

T by Daniel

During the lunch break, we encouraged guests to visit our vendor tables, include T by Daniel, who was offering free tea samples and selling his delicious assortment of teas. Daniel has great energy and we were glad he could join us. Jillian Dowling, from SleepWise was also on site as a vendor. Sleep was mentioned by several of our speakers so it was great to have an expert on hand.

We kicked off the afternoon session with a ten minute Zumba pick-me-up by Lydia Lemus, owner of LYDS! Life You Deserve Studio. That certainly got our digestion going!

Dr. Erica Mattia and Jillian Dowling

Dr. Erica Mattia and Jillian Dowling

Dr. Erica Mattia, Chiropractor and Acupuncture provider, was our first speaker for the afternoon. She shared with us her personal story around nutrition and supplementation and then took us through a detailed product guide for the recommended products to accompany the 30 Day Whole Body Detox program. I have to admit, I learned a number of new things!! I was surprised as to how detailed her presentation was. It was awesome.

Cherlynn Grosvold, our graphic designer, shared with us her personal testimonial for the program as she has been involved since the beginning and will be doing the program for the 3rd time with me this year!

Our final speaker was the incredible Olinca Trejo, Naturopathic Doctor. Olinca was recently honoured with a Diamond Readers’ Choice Award in Burlington Ontario as the Best Naturopath in Burlington. Her presentation was over an hour long but no one seemed to notice the time go by. From how our liver works, to gut health and probiotics, all the way to plastics and chemicals that mimic estrogen (sexless alligator!) – let’s just say that we all left with a brain full of information and great tips.

Now that the live event is over, it’s time to start the program! I’ll be leading the way on April 2nd and blogging about my journey daily. We have a larger group starting on April 7th and more starting on the 14th and 21st – so pick a Monday that works for you!

Thank you again to all who helped with the event (Brittany, Sonya & Andrea too) and our sponsors who donated door prizes including:

Kelly’s Bake Shoppe

USANA Canada

Aspire Health

And our water was donated by The Water Shop, 710 Cumberland Ave. Burlington.

All attendees will be receiving an email tomorrow with an event feedback survey, and for those who purchased guidebooks either at the event or via post will be receiving an exclusive webinar link for Wednesday night.