Make a Clear Change ™

February 2018

Make a Clear Change ™

By Christine Cheng, R.Ph. and Frederick Cheng, R.Ph.

Q: My New Year’s resolution was to clean up all aspects of my life, including my diet! I’d like to start with a detox. What would you suggest?

A: Most detox programs or kits act to stimulate the function of the liver, kidney, gut and skin to maximize the natural processes of detoxification. The CLEAR CHANGE™ PROGRAM by Metagenics ® takes this one step further. The Program consists of a nutritional drink mix called ULTRACLEAR RENEW™ and an herbal and nutraceutical tablet called ADVACLEAR™. Not only do they provide herbal support for the usual channels of detoxification, they also provide targeted nutrients to help rejuvenate the molecules naturally present and necessary for detoxification. These products provide vitamins and minerals that help supplement the varied diet prescribed in the 10-day Program. This is important because fruits and vegetables grown on today’s soil have been shown to contain less nutrients than they did even 50 years ago.

If you are considering doing a detox, there are a few other supplements to consider. PROBIOTICS can help balance the microbiota in the gut and promote general gut health as well as support the metabolism of certain hormones to ensure they are excreted properly in the stool. FIBRE plays an important role inany detoxification program to ensure that metabolic wastexcreted into the bowels is effectively removed from the body. Aim for at least 30grams of fibre a day during a detox program.Where there is increased fibre intakeincreased WATER intake is a must. 

Detoxification is a naturally occurring process in our bodies. Although doing a detox program can bring on significant healthy changes, it is important to remember that eating a varied diet with lots of colourful fruits and vegetables will help support this ongoing process on a daily basis.

Christine and Fred Cheng are a passionate, charismatic sister-brother pharmacist team at their unique, family-owned and operated Pharmasave stores in Cloverdale and Steveston, B.C. They specialize in natural remedies and compounding for both human and veterinarian use. Everything mentioned in their article is available InStore.  

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