Coach’s Program NOW OPEN for 2017

Coach’s Program NOW OPEN for 2017

It’s finally here!! The coach’s program is now ready for 2017!!! We have upgraded the program this year you will be super excited to learn that we have automated much of the program for your and your clients. You can learn all about the coach’s program here.

For those who will be renewing in 2017, here’s just a few of the upgrades to the program:

  • All of the program files, including the recipe & guidebook PDF and the bonuses will now be on the web, no more DropBox needed. We do recommend that you download the files to your own computer however you can choose a different cloud service as well.
  • You will be able to register all of your paying clients in our special members only area! Clients will also receive a welcome email, and weekly support emails automatically once they are registered. Coaches also get a copy of these email upon registration (timing may not match with your program timing however).
  • NEW: Text message support for you and your clients. Clients who opt-in will receive a short 1-2 sentence program support message every other day during their program. Coaches can also receive these messages.
  • More licenses! Now when you register as a coach, you get 10 licenses (plus access to the full program for your own personal use). Once you’ve enrolled 10 clients, you can easily upgrade for another 10 licenses in 2017
  • New branding for the recipe book, website and FB, plus we now have an Instagram account. Use #30daywholebodydetox and we’ll feature your photos on our feed too! To purchase physical copies of the guidebook, please email info (at) 30daywholebodydetox.com or purchase at our live events!

We have two LIVE launch events this year as well, both featuring Dr. Arla Kasaj, Naturopathic Doctor. First, this coming Wednesday March 22nd in Waterloo: bit.ly/KW30dayWBDLive

And next week, we’ll be in Burlington on Wed. March 29th: bit.ly/30dayWBDLive

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.

Surprising Detox Results After 27 Days!

Julie with Dr. Karen Wolfe

Julie with Dr. Karen Wolfe

This year I started the program early, on Tuesday March 29th with was the live kick off event for the 30 Day Whole Body Detox, 5th edition. It wasn’t too difficult of a transition for me, since I only had to cut out the Rev3 (caffeine) and a small amount of sugar. I chose not to let myself have any dark chocolate dessert recipes until I had completed 21 days of no added sugar at all. I have found that works best for me. I have really enjoyed so many of the new recipes from this year’s guidebook, and as a wonderful treat, Made with Love, the vegan, gluten-free cookbook written by Kelly Childs & Erinn Weatherbie (co-owners of Kelly’s Bake Shoppe here in Burlington, and program contributors) was also released at the beginning of the month which has added even more recipe options to the program.

I’ve had some challenges along the way – my child was home sick for 4 days, then my husband got bronchitis and last week I severely sprained my ankle on Tuesday and it’s still healing so cooking (and any exercise) has been a challenge. Imagine my complete and utter surprise when I stepped on the scale and I saw 132 lb. I was curious about my weight because when I put on my blue dress (see photo) yesterday, it didn’t seem as form fitting as it was even in January. My lowest weight as an adult was in 2008 when I was training for Ironman Arizona was 134 lb, and I was super fit. Here we are, 6 years and one child later, and I’m at 132 lb!?! Totally blew me away. Then I recalled what Dr. Karen Wolfe has said at our MySmartFoods product launch yesterday (more about those products in another post), that when we feed our bodies with whole, real food and are well nourished at a cellular level with USANA supplements we release fat naturally. And that’s what the detox program is all about. You remove all of the things that don’t nourish your body, add so many things that DO and you release weight naturally.  Was I looking to lose weight? Not at all. Was a surprise to lose 3 lb? Yes. And I’m not sure that I will stay at this weight, which is fine cause I think I dropped a size and don’t really want to go shopping ;-). The point is that this program works, when you do it as directed. And after my 5th year of completing it, I’m not sure I’ll going off the program anytime soon.

Julie Boyer

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.

An Amazing Community of Detoxers

An Amazing Community of Detoxers

#30daywholebodydetoxThere is something very powerful about creating a community of like-minded individuals. And for the 5th edition of the 30 Day Whole Body Detox, we have done just that. Last year we started a private group for coaches and their clients to stay connected during the detox program. And it was a great place to get support and ask your questions. This year, the community has grown very quickly and there are so many people who are engaged and posting – and it’s only the first day of the program!

A great way to see what we are talking about is the check out the hashtag #30daywholebodydetox on Facebook and Instagram  – you can even do a Google search to see what comes up. There are so many beautiful images of the tasty recipes that you can eat during the program. Being a whole food program, there are many options on what to eat, whether you are a vegetarian or vegan, or you enjoy eating meat. I am inspired daily by what others are posting. I have officially finished my first week of the program and am on Day 8! I am really feeling a lift in my energy and woke up feeling so rested this morning. There are many wonderful side effects of the program that’s for sure!

Four years ago I had a vision of a program that would change people’s lives through food and proper supplementation. I wanted a program that could easily be shared with other USANA associates, that they could also use with their clients. I also wanted an opportunity for other wellness professionals, who may not have already been associated with USANA or have a detox program of their own, a turn-key program that they could use as a compliment to their business. This year, for the 5th edition, it’s all come true. And I am full of gratitude for this vision fulfilled. Thank you to all of the contributors over the years and thank you to all of you who have continued to share the program with more and more people every year. I know that we are making a difference in people’s lives, for the better. And we are changing the world, one person at a time.

A Snowy Start for the 5th Edition

A Snowy Start for the 5th Edition

It’s day 6 of the 30 Day Whole Body Detox and we have at least 25 people starting together on Monday April 4th. And here in Ontario, Canada, we are covered in a blanket of snow. Adding an extra layer of challenge to a spring detox, that’s for sure! I’m encouraging everyone to make green juice and eat lots of salads so that we can quickly get back to spring weather. What do you love most about spring?

Gratitude Tip: Being grateful no matter the weather can be a challenge! Especially when you’re awaiting a snow storm on April 3rd. As I have shared many times before, it’s not that we have to be grateful for everything that happens, but simply to find gratitude no matter the situation. The sun is shining through my office window as I type this. And it is really beautiful outside (even though it looks and feels like February). We had the opportunity for a nice warm fire yesterday afternoon, and perhaps we have enough wood for another one tonight. 

green juice, julie boyer, detoxThis morning I am drinking a green juice that I made myself. I dusted off the juicer that I bought off Kijiji last year – I used it throughout the summer but put it away in the fall and winter. My taste buds have changed, which is a good thing! The same juice I made last year, that is a 60/40 veggie and fruit mix, tastes really sweet to me now. I’ll have to adjust the recipe next time. I am already feeling really great and full of energy. This year has been the easiest yet, because so many of my habits have changed over the past four years, that when it’s time to focus on the detox, there isn’t a lot that has to change.

This program has also influenced my family. Yesterday my husband made an amazing Buddha bowl style stir fry, with yellow & orange peppers, carrots and mango on a bed of brown rice, topped with avocado, cilantro, sunflower seeds and a bit of tamari and olive oil. It was a delicious and creative blend and I loved it. Our daughter ate a full bowl as well, which surprised us both, as she usually prefers her veggies raw. Seems like everyone’s taste buds have changed in the past year, for the better. It’s a lot of fun doing this as a family and sharing our meals together.

stir fry, detox, julie boyerI am starting to understand more and more why some people get angry about sugar, and how it’s in everything. I try not be judgmental when I see parents choosing to feed their children sugar and I even let my daughter have some. When I look back on the 2 previous winters before this one (which was relatively mild), I basically coped with the cold weather by feeding myself sugar, on top of a very healthy diet – you know, that 10% of ‘cheat’? And not only did I feed myself sugar, my family was eating it too. Our young daughter was addicted to sugar too. And the only reason I can really ‘see’ now how much it was affecting our family is that I have this year as a comparison. We’ve all transitioned to the detox well. My daughter forget about her Easter candy within two days and even my husband has left it alone.

There’s a story I haven’t shared with many people, and I’m going to share it here with you today because I want to demonstrate how our children will do what we do and not what we say. For many, many years I was addicted to Diet Coke (yes Coke, not Pepsi). I would start my day with a DC, usually by about 9 am and I would have a second can in the afternoon. That would be it as I would limit myself to two cans a day. My second can was usually accompanied by a chocolate bar or sweet snack. This was early in my USANA business, and I figured that this was my only bad habit, so it was ok. But I knew that drinking chemicals was not good for my body or my cellular nutrition. Yet I couldn’t stop! I would stop buying it from the grocery store and then I would end up walking to the corner story to get it. I spent thousands of dollars stopping a gas stations for a cold CAN (had to be the can) of Diet Coke. I was truly behaving like an addict. And do you want to know what made me stop? When my daughter was about 14 months old, I had been playing with her on her playmat and was about to open my DC. She picked it up and pretended to drink it. And at that moment, I quit. That was it for me. I was not going to teach my child to drink soda of any kind. That was 4 years ago – a few months before I launched the first detox program. And I haven’t touched it since. Not even one glass.

What are you doing, right now, that you wouldn’t want your children, grand-children, future children or nieces or nephews doing? If you’re ready to change your habits and you want support doing it, join us for the 30 Day Whole Body Detox. You’ve got nothing to lose, except bad habits and so much to gain!

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.

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