Detox in the Summer?

Detox in the Summer?

detox in the summerWhy would you want to detox in the summer? In 2012 I founded the 30 Day Whole Body Detox, the healthy, whole food detox that will nourish your body at the cellular level. I have been doing the program every spring since then and I encourage others to do the same. Yet there are always a few who choose to take on the challenge in the summer. Which is super challenging! I’m excited to share that I have found an alternative to the 30 Day Whole Body Detox that can be easily done in the summer and will allow you to enjoy some of the benefits of the 30 day program too.

Gratitude Tip: Our bodies are a miracle and every day there are processes and reactions that happen completely automatically. Taking care of our digestion and blood sugar levels is a form of gratitude for our bodies. Sometimes we forget how amazing our bodies really are. A short 7 day program can be great for the summer and allows us to focus on nourishing our cells rather than abusing them as we are apt to do in the summer.

If you follow me on social media, you know that I have been doing the new 7 Day MySmartStart challenge for a few days now. I did a trial run at the end of June when the program was first launched. After coming home from a 10 day vacation, I knew that I needed to get back on track before I left again for Salt Lake City next week. I decided to complete the MySmartStart again (with my hubby too!) and so far, so great!

detox in the summerWhat is it?

USANA® MySmart™Start* is a seven-day program designed to help you break your old unhealthy lifestyle habits and begin a new fitness regimen.’ It’s a simple program that comes in a box (see photo) and contains all that you will need to be successful. During the 7 days, you’re replacing two meals per day with the MySmartShakes (a choice of Whey, non-GMO Soy or Plant protein), plus eating one low-glycemic meal per day and two low glycemic snacks. The kit includes the new MySmartBars (10) so you’ll enjoy at least one of these a day. And finally you’ll be supplementing with the world-class USANA supplements in the convenient AM/PM packs known as the HealthPak.

What are some of the benefits?

Here’s what my clients and I have found:

  • Sugar cravings are gone (shakes and bars have zero added sugar)
  • Carb cravings are gone
  • Feeling full and satisfied after each meal
  • Releasing a few pounds
  • Clothes feel looser
  • More energy
  • Better sleep
  • Creating new habits
  • Breaking old habits that did not serve us
  • Mental clarity and focus
  • A sense of doing something great for our bodies
  • Easy program to follow

What is the value of the program?

The full kit includes:

  • 14 individual servings of the MySmartShakes. You can choose the regular kit to try all of the flavours or create a custom kit based on your needs. I choose the Plant and Soy bases.
  • 10 MySmartBars, my favorites are Berry Nutty and Dark Chocolate.
  • 7 days of the HealthPak AM/PM supplements, including the Multi-minerals, Anti-oxidants, Active Calcium Plus and the bonus Anti-Oxidant booster
  • 14 flavour optimizers. These can be added to your smoothies (optional). My favorites are dark chocolate and orange cream.
  • Bonus: 14 page guide that includes healthy, low glycemic recipes and program tips for success (when you order from me or any of our Holistic Lifestyle Creators tribe)
  • Bonus: Private FB group for those who have done the program or are going through it. Great for support and more fun recipe ideas.

Cost? Only $122.95 (no tax!) for the full seven days (CND and USD). To order, please connect directly with me, or visit my USANA website, www.supplementsburlington.usana.com – pricing on the site is retail however. Make sure you click on Become a Preferred Customer before placing your order to get that price.

Are you ready to show some love for your cells this summer? You can join us for a detox in the summer at any time!

 

Detox Success Story! A Family’s Lifestyle Change

Detox Success Story! A Family’s Lifestyle Change

PhotoGrid_1461756584061One of our 2016 detox clients wanted to share her challenging yet very successful 30 Day Whole Body Detox program story with us. As she has chosen to be authentic and vulnerable with us, she has asked to remain anonymous. Here is her story:

At first I honestly thought that my coach asked the wrong person to join this detox because at the evening launch I saw more healthy, professional people; not struggling, overweight, unhealthy single moms. Now, I am glad that my coach asked me to join for so many reasons.  I had a real difficult month personally and I truly believe that had I not been doing this I would have handled things much differently and not in a positive, good way.  I still had tough moments but had much more clarity and faster bounce back than in the past.

For example, here’s what happened on Mother’s Day. My thought was that I was almost done the detox and for Mother’s Day I would have whatever I wanted, I deserved it.  I was thinking something yummy, and really over the top.  But then I stopped that thought, because that was my old way of thinking; that that kind of junk food was what made me happy, comforted and safe.  When in fact this month’s food did make me happy, confident and hopeful.  So I had a fantastic Mother’s Day and stayed on track.

My 13 year old son 13 weighed 220 pounds when we first started the program, and he only wanted junk food, fast food and would only eat white carbs at home.  He reluctantly came along for the ride when my other older two sons asked if they could also do it with me. I had told them that  I wouldn’t be keeping the junk food in the house because it was too tempting for me.

On Mothers’ Day after me stopping and picking him up Wendy’s (another old habit) for lunch he really didn’t want it and asked me straight out if we could keep eating the way we have been eating through the detox, even though the 30 days is almost up.  I asked him why, and his reply was that he has lost 15 pounds, his acne has cleared up and he feels good.  What surprised me most is that he has made a connection that I, an adult in my 40s had only just made.  What we eat affects everything we do and how we look and how we feel.

So here is a list of some highlights:

  • For the first time ever I have run out of veggies before the week ran out.
  • For the first time ever I am not going through my fridge on Saturday morning and throwing away a bunch of slimy, bad produce because I didn’t eat them.
  • I always thought that it cost more to eat healthy.  It does if you’re throwing it all away and still eating junk.  But I have seen that it’s just a shift in where I’m spending.  So where I used to spend money on fast food and junk that is now being put into healthy food.
  • When we first started it was new so old habits were still there.  But as we progressed I noticed that the boys and myself were eating less frequently.  Before with the junk food they would be in the kitchen every half hour getting something.  Now with the healthier food I see the satiety effects, which I never really saw before.  So again they are eating less so it really isn’t more expensive.
  • It does take more effort but the funny thing is that by eating healthy I have way more energy.  I can get the prep done and still have time to have fun with my kids.  Before I would always hear from them that I always said I was too tired to do anything with them.  Which was true.
  • This past week, I had a bad day and I ate two frozen mini pizzas, (old habit), and then I had what I call food coma sleep, one that I had not had all month.  It was a sluggish awful feeling that I did not like.  So after that the rest of the day I ate well and by the evening I even went for a walk. Far from my old habits!
  • Our family has signed up for David Suzuki’s 30×30 challenge, where you get out in nature for at least 30 minutes a day every day in May and do some physical activity.  We have done it every day, and are having fun!  Before we would eat dinner, watch TV, or they would play video games and then go to bed.

This is just a small look at how the detox has changed my family; but definitely not a small change in our lives.


This truly is a lifestyle change program disguised as a detox program. And the reason our clients repeat the program every year is because it’s challenge to stay on track for the other 11 months of the year. Most people stick with their new habits til the holiday season. The yearly detox allows people to get back on track and create even more new habits!

You can still join us this year! Our last big group start will be on Tuesday May 24th, following the Victoria Day long weekend here in Canada. US friends, we recommend you start the Tuesday after Memorial Day. If you’re ready to join us, ORDER NOW. Want more info? Check out this YouTube video on the Top 15 Reasons to Join us for the Detox this year.

Top Three Reasons Why The 30 Day Whole Body Detox is a Success

Top Three Reasons Why The 30 Day Whole Body Detox is a Success

3 Reason for SuccessOver the last 5 weeks, we have had hundreds of people start (and most of them complete) the 30 Day Whole Body Detox program. This is the 5th edition of the program and I have been thinking about what makes this program different and why we have had so many success stories year after year. There are thousands of programs out there, why is this one different?

Gratitude Tip: Taking care of our bodies for 30 days is a beautiful way to show gratitude for our cells and all of the automated processes that are happening every single moment that we are alive. We often take so much for granted when it comes to digestion and detoxification, that a program like the 30 Day Whole Body Detox allows us to focus on healthy digestion and detox for a very short period of time, and usually leads to a change in habits which will then continue to serve us for a lifetime.

Here are the Top 3 Reasons why the 30 Day Whole Body Detox is a success:

First, it’s SIMPLE. Being a whole food program, with simple recipes and common ingredients (for the most part), it can fit into even the most hectic lifestyles. This program can be done if you’re eating outside of the house as well and even on special occasions, as long as you stick with the program guidelines. And after a few weeks, it becomes ever easier as you’ve adapted the way you cook and eat. Most clients don’t want to go ‘off’ the program after 30 days because they love this new way of eating.

Second, there is SUPPORT. One of the biggest things that most programs are lacking is proper support. When you purchase a ‘cleanse’ kit from the health food store, there is no one supporting you. If you buy a detox book and do the program yourself, there is no support. We see a lot of success in the detox program because of the support from our program coaches and the online support through our Facebook group. It’s a real community of real people who are sharing their struggles and their successes with each other, as well as recipe ideas.

Third, the SUPPLEMENTS. If you take away the USANA supplements that go with the program, it’s basically a ‘clean’ eating program. I purposely chose not to use the term ‘clean eating’ for this program as it implies that there are ‘dirty’ foods. The program teaches you how to nourish your body with healthy, whole foods and to avoid foods that don’t serve you or make you feel very good. The reason why the supplements are so important is that our cells need a lot of anti-oxidant, vitamin and mineral support beyond what is available from our food – even organic food. By removing the liver loaders (alcohol, caffeine and refined sugar) we are supporting our liver in the best possible way by adding in the Hepa Plus for example, which contains the anti-oxidants, minerals and vitamins our liver desperately needs but isn’t getting from food alone.

Simple, Support and Supplements – Three reasons why this program is a success for most of our clients. The last large group detox will be starting on Tuesday May 24th, right after the long weekend in Canada. If you’d like to join us, you can ORDER NOW.


The kids having fun at Bodhi Bar

The kids having fun at Bodhi Bar

We are also very excited to have a new program contributor! You may have noticed a few weeks ago that we did a juicing meet-up at Bodhi Bar in downtown Burlington. I am pleased to announce that Naiomi Gardner, owner of the Bodhi Bar has contributed a recipe to our program, which will be included in this year’s PDF version. We are also working on some fun ideas for next year’s spring detox program, for those who might like the extra challenge of a 3 day juice cleanse before starting the 30 Day Whole Body Detox program.

Can You Really Lose Weight and Eat Real Food Without Counting? Yes, You Can.

Can You Really Lose Weight and Eat Real Food Without Counting? Yes, You Can.

Mar 5, 2016This is the 5th year that I have completed the 30 Day Whole Body Detox. And you can see from my photos that even though I had no intention or desire to lose any weight, I released 3 pounds. And I ate real food every day, without going hungry and without counting calories or points. You may look at these photos and think that I’m naturally thin and that losing weight comes easily to me. And you would be wrong.

Never assume you know someone else’s story. We know the saying, never judge a book by it’s cover, but do we live this way? We see photos or read about someone else’s success and often our default is to believe that it was easy for them or they have advantages that we don’t. In my experience, that’s not what I have seen. Everyone one who accomplished any goal, whether it be releasing weight or achieving a business milestone did so with hard work and a shift in mindset.

I felt that it was important to share my full story with you so that you might understand why I am so passionate about the 30 Day Whole Body Detox program.

In high school, I was overweight. Not in a serious way, but I had rolls on my stomach and never really felt comfortable in my body, as is the same with most teenage girls. I was blessed with very large breasts, which I found very uncomfortable and had a lot of trouble finding clothing that fit – buttons on blouses would pop open and I had to shop in specialty stores to find a bathing suit that fit. I wanted to wear bikinis like my friends, so I did, but I never felt comfortable or attractive. My self worth was attached to whether or not some guy was interest in me – and when you have large breasts, that attention comes easily. But it wasn’t healthy and I didn’t have a lot of respect for myself and my body. And even though I was an athlete (swimmer) all through high school, my body remained the same (please forgive the permed hair in the photo).

Yes, I struggled with my weightWhen I went to university, I studied Kinesiology and was surrounded by fit athletes. I was active but not on any varsity teams so I wasn’t very fit and again, still overweight. I still hadn’t accepted my body yet and struggled to fit in in a world of athletes and jocks – which I was neither. I found solace in music and choir (music was my minor). After graduation, I soon found myself working for New Balance Canada, yes the footwear and sporting goods company.  The blessing that came from that experience is that during this time I did actually learning how to run again (overcame knee issues that had plagued me since I was 12 – that’s another story) and I discovered and feel in love with triathlon. However, my large breasts were really uncomfortable when I ran, so in 2000 I had a breast reduction – best decision ever. The surgeon didn’t ask me to lose any weight before the surgery (which often is the case with a reduction) because he knew I was training as a competitive triathlete and was very fit, so my weight (even though I was overweight) was ok. The picture from 2000 is from my first honeymoon (yes, I’ve been married before) and when I found it in the album, there was a post-it note covering my stomach! I didn’t want anyone to see my rolls. I had forgotten how self-conscious I was.

Julie Boyer IronmanFast forward to 2006, when I had completed one Ironman triathlon and was training for my 2nd one in Switzerland. As you can see, I believe I may be the biggest I have ever been. Even though I was training anywhere from 1 to 6 hours a day. Again, I had accepted this as my size, since at this point I was 30 years old and had been pretty much the same since high school. When I share the photo from the race finish, it’s unrecognizable as me. What I didn’t realize is that in order for my shape to change, I really had to change what I was putting in my mouth and get rid of my serious carb and sugar cravings for good.

That’s the year I started in my USANA business and started to learn about low glycemic (GI) eating. In between Ironman 2006 and 2008,  I changed the way I was fueling my body (no portion control or counting calories) and released 20 pounds, dropped 2 sizes and felt absolutely amazing completing that 3rd Ironman triathlon. Along the way, I created different lifestyle change programs for my clients to help them to duplicate my success, based on the optimal health triad of Regular Exercise, Whole Food, Low GI Eating and Optimal Supplementation. And my clients had a lot of success. But my earlier programs did rely more on meal replacement shakes for 1 or 2 meals a day and I wanted to teach people how to eat real food and cook. And that’s when the 30 Day Whole Body Detox program was born.

The program was designed to help clients to get rid of carb and sugar cravings, all while eating real food and not having to worry about portion sizes or counting. By doing it as a gentle detox, and removing the liver loaders such as alcohol and caffeine, the results have been amazing. The first year I released 9 lb to my surprise, as I found out that I was intolerant to gluten and by removing it from my diet, my body naturally release weight. Every year since then, I would gain 2-3 lb over the holidays and then release 4-7 lb during the detox program. With the exception of this year, where I didn’t gain any weight over the holiday season, so when I started the program I had zero intention of releasing any weight. Yet somehow I did. Totally strange to me, except that what I have realized is that if you nourish your cells with optimal supplements, support your digestion with probiotics and fiber and take care of your liver with a liver support supplement, you body becomes more efficient as using the nutrition from your food and releasing what it doesn’t need.

A friend of mine posted that she feels that the only way possible to release weight would be to starve herself and work out til she throws up. And this breaks my heart, as it’s just not true – in fact doing either or both of those things would not release weight at all and would create a state of starvation in your body, which means that weight loss would be almost impossible. The 30 Day Whole Body Detox is truly a lifestyle program – you don’t have to stop eating this way after you’re done the 30 days – and most clients don’t. They may decide to reintroduce alcohol and caffeine, and perhaps they will choose to include some gluten or dairy in their diet, but many don’t. And we do this program together once a year, in the spring, as a tune up. We teach you new habits for life so that when you release weight, it’s gone and doesn’t come back. And since you’re cooking and eating real food, it’s easy to continue.

I thank you for taking the time to read the story behind my photos. And if my struggles have resonated with you at all, I do recommend you take a closer look at the detox program. And if you just want to talk about your personal situation, I’ll make time for a free consultation for you. Simply reply to this email or if you read this on social media, send me a message at info@julieboyer.com. I would love to be a part of your success story. If you’re ready to join us, please sign up here.

Top 15 Reasons To Join Us for the 30 Day Whole Body Detox, 5th Edition

Top 15 Reasons To Join Us for the 30 Day Whole Body Detox, 5th Edition

Halfway Through the 30 Day Whole Body Detox,5th EditionToday is Day 15 for me (Julie), officially half way through the 30 Day Whole Body Detox. Our first group is on Day 9, and we had our 2nd group starting yesterday. As this is my 5th year doing the program, it’s been the easiest for me yet. Our program has grown exponentially this year and we have over 90 coaches in both the English and French program, Détox complète de 30 jours. Today I’ll be sharing with you the top 15 reasons why it’s a great idea to join us for the next group start of the 30 Day Whole Body Detox, 5th Edition.

Top 15 Reasons To Join Us for the 30 Day Whole Body Detox, 5th Edition

1.Liver love. Your liver is an amazing organ, and the primary organ of detoxification in our bodies. By reducing the liver loaders (alcohol, caffeine, toxins in our water, skin care etc.) our liver has the chance to work more optimally and this helps with hormone balance in our bodies. When we add the liver lovers, including milk thistle extract and n-acetyl cistine, our liver is even happier!

Quinoa burger, green beans and cabbage salad

Quinoa burger, green beans and cabbage salad

2. Real food. This is not a lemon/cayenne/maple syrup cleanse program. You eat real food. The program comes with 80+ recipes and as long as you stick to the program guidelines, you can create your own recipes too.

3. A supportive community. Our online Facebook community is very active and provides support for our detoxers. Recipe ideas are posted and encouraging words are shared.

4. Your family can be included. As this is a real food program, there is no need to cook for you and a separate meal for your family. In fact, many parents are including their children in the program by swapping out unhealthy food in the home and replacing it with healthier options.

5. It’s already gluten-free and dairy-free. Instead of having to worry about creating a meal that doesn’t include dairy or gluten, all of the recipes in the guide book are free of these, and many other common inflammatory foods.

6. Options for everyone. Do you eat as a vegan or vegetarian? We have a meal plan for you. Do you prefer to eat as an omnivore? We’re got you covered. Prefer a grain-free lifestyle? That’s included too.

Probiotic7. Digestive support. The foundation program includes USANA Probiotic, a dairy-free, sugar-free and gluten-free probiotic that is shelf stable at room temperature for up to two years. The strains used in this probiotic are clinically proven to survive the harsh acidic environment of the stomach and get to the small intestine where it’s needed. Optional products include Digestive Enzymes and Fibergy, not only for fiber but for pre-biotics which feed the probiotics in your gut.

8. Weekly meal planning and prep. Want to save time? This program has been set up to save you a lot of time during the week, with a Sunday prep day. It makes things a lot easier when you already know what’s for dinner every night.

9. Releasing of bloating and extra weight. Although this is not a weight loss program, we find that most people will release between 2 – 13 lb in 30 days. The biggest difference is usually in the waistline as bloating disappears. Even though I don’t need to lose weight, I’ve released 2 lb since I started.

Vegetarian chili over romaine lettuce

Vegetarian chili over romaine lettuce

10. No counting or portion control. There is no need to count calories with this program. You eat til you’re full, and stop. Since the recipes are full of fiber, you will feel fuller more quickly and stay feeling full. This also makes it possible for athletes to participate in the program, as they can choose larger portions to help meet their caloric needs, based on higher caloric expenditure.

11. After the first few days, you’ll feel great. Yes, the first few days can be tough, especially if you’re cutting out caffeine or you have been eating a lot of sugar and high glycemic foods, as your body will go through withdrawl. By the end of the first week, most people find they have a lot more energy and once you’re halfway through, it’s an amazing feeling.

12. Create new habits. Most clients find that when the 30 days are over, although they may reintroduce some things, like a morning cup of coffee, the habits they have created stick around for much longer than 30 days. Those who complete the program year after year find that it gets easier and easier, as their lifestyle has changed.

13. Give your body a break. One of our veteran detoxers noted that by doing this program, one month a year, every year for the past 5 years, she is likely slowing down the aging process by giving her body a break. It’s a good theory actually, because the only thing that causes aging is free radical damage. As we are doing this program, not only do we minimize free radical damage, but we are also repairing damage already done with optimal doses of antioxidants.

Hepa Plus (CA)/Hepasil DTX (US)

Hepa Plus (CA)/Hepasil DTX (US)

14. Optimal supplementation. The reason this program is so successful is because of the additional supplement support provided by the USANA products. The minerals & antioxidants (The Essentials) help with cleaning up of free radicals, the Biomega (omega 3 fish oil) is ideal for reducing inflammation and the Hepa Plus (liver support, Hepasil DTX in the US) support the liver with many of the dozens of co-factors needed for optimal liver function.

15. And finally, doing something for YOU!! This program is first and foremost about YOU. Taking one month out of 12 to focus on yourself and giving your body the best – because it deserve it! If you are in your BEST shape, then you can best serve all of the other people in your life. This program is so affordable for 30 days, and you get an incredible value for you dollar. That’s why we have people who repeat it year after year after year.

Ready to join us? Next group starts on April 18th and we’ve already got people ready for the April 25th start again. Sign up ONLINE here.

The Detox Program is About A Lifestyle Change

julie boyer, 30 day whole body detoxWhen I first designed the 30 Day Whole Body Detox program 4 years ago with my two co-founders, my intention was to create a program that helped people to make lasting lifestyle changes. I had been creating different programs for years already and I was looking for a program that would really change lives, permanently. It had to be a program that included real food so that it would be sustainable for the long term. And it had to be simple enough that most people, whether they had any experience in the kitchen or not, could be successful. Four years and five editions later, we’ve created just that.

Gratitude Tip: The best way to be successful is to work with people who have different strengths then you do, and allow them to contribute what they do best. This program is a collaboration between more than 25 people, with different areas of expertise in nutrition and wellness. What I am most grateful for is that almost everyone I asked to contribute said yes. That’s not always going to be the case when you’re building a team or putting together a project. For every person that supports you and joins your team, make sure they know how much you appreciate their contribution and express your gratitude freely.

Back to the program, I also felt it was important to focus on creating new habits instead of weight loss, because when we focus our success on losing weight and we don’t achieve the number on the scale, it can be very difficult to feel successful – even though we may have completely changed our eating habits and given up caffeine & alcohol for a month! The program includes a pre and post detox checklist where you can record your starting weight and a few measurements, but that’s only the first few lines of a 2 page questionnaire. We do our best to measure what cannot be easily quantified, such as quality of sleep or mood.

30Daywholebodydetox 5th edition coverWhat I had also realized is that there are people who simply live like this every day. The 30 Day Whole Body Detox program doesn’t apply to them because it’s just how they live. And as I start Day 3 of the program for the 5th time, I’m starting to feel like one of those people. We have veteran detoxers who have been doing the program since the beginning – and guess what?  We’ve all changed our habits! Every year the program gets easier and easier to do because we’ve created a lifestyle change. I LOVE THIS!!!! It doesn’t mean that we don’t enjoy food or have fun on special occasions, it’s simply that we make different choices and know how to get back on track very quickly now. And I want you to know that even if it’s your very FIRST year doing the program, you will create new habits that will support you until next spring, when you can become a veteran detoxer too.

Did I step on the scale two days ago? Yes, to record my weight for my questionnaire. Do I have any weight to lose? Nope. Am I excited about this? YES! This is the first year I haven’t eaten Easter chocolate and gained a few pounds in the months leading up to the detox. I am excited to just be doing the program to enjoy all of the new recipes and focus on trying new things for a month.

We have quite a large group starting on Monday! If you’d still to start on April 4th and you’re local to Burlington, ORDER NOW and your products will be picked up tomorrow (by me, for my local clients). If your products have to be shipped, not to worry, you can start on April 11 or 18th, groups are already forming for those two start dates. I offered a FREE printed copy to the first 10 clients of mine that enroll in the program, and I’ve got 4 left. This offer is valid for Canada only.

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.

An Early Start This Year

Simple Vegetarian Chili from the 30 Day Whole Body Detox Recipe & Guidebook

Simple Vegetarian Chili from the 30 Day Whole Body Detox Recipe & Guidebook

Looks like a few of us will be starting early this year! Pat Birnie, veteran detoxer started over 2 weeks ago, all on her own. Myself (program founder) and Dr. Erica Mattia, Chiropractor and program designer, are starting tomorrow, on Tuesday March 29th, the same day as the live launch event here in Burlington.  I wasn’t planning on starting so soon but because I had already planned to make several of the recipes this week already, I decided to give it a go! I will have to make another trip to the grocery store to pick up the ingredients to make fresh juice however, as that wasn’t yet on my radar today.

Tonight, I’m printing out some of the bonuses from the program, including the pre and post detox program checklist. Even though I’m the founder, I still do the program as I were a client – and I commit to it to the same degree. This year will be my 5th year completing the program and let me tell you, it gets easier and easier every year! I made a decision to give up alcohol (with the exception of a few special events here and there) in August 2015, so that part of the program won’t be as hard. I do still enjoy REV3 powder in my morning shake, a small dose of caffeine from green tea, white tea and black tea. This product is actually allowed on the program for those who have a serious caffeine addiction but for me, it’s best if I cut it out altogether.

Hershey's Eggies #mynemesis

Hershey’s Eggies #mynemesis

My biggest challenge has always been SUGAR. I have a serious addiction to sugar. It only takes a few bars of chocolate (even the dark chocolate) to send me into a sugar craving frenzy! I shared how badly I was addicted to sugar 2 years ago before I did the detox program that year. It literally saved my life as I was slipping into a depression – and it was due to the sugar addiction. I’m sure that there is a link between those who have been diagnosed at one time or another with depression and sugar addiction, as there is a definite link. Even after having only a little bit of Easter chocolate, I am already feeling it affect my mood and energy – hence my desire to start the detox as soon as possible.

Much like Diet Coke, which I was addicted to for years, I cannot even handle a taste. Sugar is very dangerous for me, and I know that when I choose to eat it (because now I can make the choice), I tend to quickly crave it again. And I use my lifestyle strategies including the 30 Day Whole Body Detox, to quickly break the cycle. Perhaps after this year’s program I’ll be able to resist sugar for even longer. I find that after the program, my sugar cravings are gone and my desire for chocolate is diminished. I am very proud of myself for having resisted eating Eggies this year. These candy coated chocolate eggs have been my nemesis for YEARS. I knew that having just one would set me off. It was VERY hard to resist temptation, but I stayed strong and Easter is over so they will be gone for another 10 months or so, thankfully.

These are my reasons for doing the detox program every year. What about you? Are you a veteran of the program? How many times have you done the program? What are your program goals this year? Share with us in the comments.

5th edition detox launchLooking forward to seeing many of you tomorrow night at the LIVE launch!! Can’t make it on site? We’ve got you covered with a LIVE STREAM ticket, so that you can watch the event from home!! www.30wholebodydetox2016.eventbrite.ca for tickets and event details.

 

The 5th Edition of the 30 Day Whole Body Detox is LIVE!

New cover for the Recipe & Guidebook

New cover for the Recipe & Guidebook

We are LIVE with the 5th edition of the program! The coaching program is now open for enrollment and if you were a coach for the 4th edition, you can simply renew and receive the entire updated program for only $9.99.

The program has grown again! Here is what’s new in the 5th edition:

  • 20 New Recipes
  • 2 New Chapters: Soups & BBQ
  • Year round detox tips – How to successfully complete the program in the Spring, Summer & Fall
  • Where’s the beef? – Adding a little bit of red meat to your detox program, with our specific guidelines
  • Coach’s Program & Renewal – Previous coaches can renew for only $9.99
  • French program – Détox complète de 30 jours, launching the first week of April 2016.
  • Exclusive DropBox access (for coaches) making it easier to share and save all of the program files
  • 25 contributors!
  • Over 80 recipes!

5th edition detox launch

Ready to join us? First group start is April 4th. Returning clients, please contact your coach to see how you can SAVE 10%. New clients? Please ORDER NOW to make sure your products arrive in time.

Please join us for our LIVE launch event on Tuesday March 29th in Burlington, ON, featuring our favorite key note speaker, Dr. Olinca Trejo, Naturopathic Doctor. Tickets are FREE for clients or potential clients, $15 for coaches or potential coaches.

For more information about becoming a program coach, please check out this webinar from March 14th, 2016 that includes an overview of the program, how to become a coach and all of the benefits of becoming a coach.

Are You Ready for a Spring Detox?

Are You Ready for a Spring Detox?

30DayWholeBodyDetox2016As I look outside and see the snow falling, it seems like spring is a long way from today. Yet it’s less than a month til the first day of spring! Every year at this time, we are hard at work on updating the 30 Day Whole Body Detox program – this year is no exception. The 5th edition is coming together really well and will be our best and biggest program to date. This program is a healthy, whole food detox program that will nourish your body at the cellular level.

Gratitude Tip: Why do a spring detox program? First, it’s all about giving your cells some love and nourishment. Our bodies are made up of trillions of cells and they are constantly being renewed on a daily basis. Taking 30 days of our 365 to nourish and feed our cells with healthy, whole foods and optimal supplementation is a real gift to our bodies. And what usually happens after the program is that our habits are changed for the better and we continue to feel the healthy effects of the program for months after. 

In early 2012, I found myself driving Dr. Libby Weaver, internationally acclaimed nutritional biochemist, to a luncheon with some of my teammates. If you’ve ever met Dr. Libby, you know that a conversation about your digestion will be certain to come up. I mentioned that yes, I did have some bowel issues and stomach pain after meals. Dr. Libby recommended that I try and see how I would feel when I removed gluten from my diet for a month. I nodded and smiled and agreed that would be a good idea.
However, initially I didn’t really agree. Being a lifelong vegetarian and former triathlete, I didn’t really think I could live without gluten. In 2012, gluten-free was not the buzz word that it is today. Gluten-free meant eliminating all grain products, breads, crackers and of course desserts and baking.
I had already been in the nutrition and wellness business for six years, and had created many different programs over the years. The first time I ran a new program, I would do it with my clients to experience it myself. When the idea of a 30 gluten-free program was planted by Dr. Libby, I decided to go ahead and create the program, and invited my clients along. I knew that I would some need help putting the program together, so I asked Dr. Olinca Trejo, Naturopathic Doctor and Laura Townsend, Registered Holistic Nutritionist to work with me on that first program.
About two dozen people joined me that first year. The next year it grew to a hundred. And in 2015, the 4th edition of the program, over 300 people enrolled in the detox. We added a coach’s program that allowed for more wellness specialists to lead their clients through the program. The majority of clients completed the program in the spring, and with the launch of a Summer Supplement and a Fall Supplement, the program was now able to be completed year round. The 4th edition of the 30 Day Whole Body Detox Recipe & Guidebook was launched on Amazon and become a global bestseller in June 2015.

What’s next for this program? The 5th edition is now a year-round program, with the emphasis on completing the program every spring. And we are collaborating with more and more experts and contributors across Canada. The program will also be available in French at the Détox complète de 30 jours – pre-sale pricing is only $39.95 which contributes directly to the cost of the translation project.

Live Launch! julie boyer, 30 day whole body detoxJoin us LIVE here in Burlington Ontario  on Tuesday March 29th for the annual spring nutrition seminar and launch of the 5th Edition of the 30 Day Whole Body Detox, featuring keynote speaker, Dr. Olinca Trejo, ND. Tickets are FREE for all program clients or those who are simply interested in coming out to learn more from our amazing speakers. Please RESERVE your tickets ahead of time however as the event always sells out.

Day 28 of the #40daysofgratitude challenge! I’ll be doing another random draw this weekend, so make sure you keep tagging your posts with our hashtag #40daysofgratitude to be entered to win.