This is How Pharmacists Detox their Livers
I heard it every day from the patients who were lucky enough to find us. I’m tired. I don’t seem have the energy I used to have. I want to lose weight, but my body isn’t responding to diets like it used to. The hormones I’m using just don’t seem to be working for me anymore.
Here’s the thing you need to understand. If you eat, if you drink, if you go outside - you simply can’t escape the toxins which are so utterly ubiquitous in our environment. They are literally everywhere…disrupting the vital processes responsible for energy production, hormonal balance, and ultimately - health.
If you regularly detox, you’re on the right track, but you also need to understand that if you’re not also supporting your body with the right vitamins, micronutrients, and phytonutrients it needs, nothing you do will ever be enough. The polluted environment we live in won’t give your body a break, and so, your detox strategies must be comprehensive and consistent.
I have enough experience with the program now to know that Ortho Molecular’s Core Restore 7-Day Detox program is NOT for everyone. But having benefited from it myself and hearing the stories from those whom I’ve personally recommended the product to over the past decade, I know that it can be a life changing experience – especially for those with chronic conditions stemming from gastrointestinal diseases, dermatological illnesses, and hormonal imbalances.
I first came across The Core Restore during my own health journey early in my pharmacy career when I was feeling fatigued and devoid of energy. It was basically one of the very first things my naturopathic physician recommended I start with when he began treating my fatigue and leaky gut syndrome. I was eating pretty crummy back then and my diet was filled with too much sugar, saturated fats, chemicals from processed foods, and alcohol - all combined with not taking in enough vitamins, minerals and antioxidants to help keep my liver healthy and my body detoxed. Sound familiar?
I have to say that one of the best things that the Core Restore Detox program did for me was provid me relief from my constant sugar and junk food cravings. It gave me a real chance to start instituting a healthier lifestyle. I’m not sure if I could have made such as drastic change to turn my life around without it. Personally, it took a couple of rounds of the Core Restore to get me fully detoxed, but it made all the difference in the world.
I now detox using the Core Restore program twice a year - once before the summer begins when I want to reset and trim down a few pounds, and once in the beginning of the New Year to get myself out of the “holiday carb eating ritual”. I also occasionally use it as a reset button when I feel like my sugar and junk food intake are out of control, or when I start to feel sluggish and tired.
My Alcohol Story
This is an embarrassing story to tell. I’d like to say that I practice what I preach, but I wasn’t mentally there yet back then. As I got to feeling like myself again and as my energy levels bounced back, my interest in sticking to the new diet, lifestyle changes, and supplementation waned, and I started to get off track.
I started to hang out with friends and family and show up parties again and found myself falling into the same pattern of processed food consumption and weekend drinking. The toxic effects of these lifestyle changes didn’t hit me right away thanks to my half-year of hard work getting healthy again. But slowly and inevitably, as I continued to abuse my body, the symptoms of fatigue returned – especially the symptoms that come with drinking too much.
You know what I’m talking about right? The racing heart rate, restlessness, sweats, thirst, waking up at 3am and not being able to sleep until 5am, only to have to wake up by 6am to get to work on time and feel horrible.
Strangely enough, this ended up being the method to my madness that proved how amazingly The Core Restore does its job.
Now that I had been to hell and back, I was well aware of the blue print that I needed to follow to get back on track. It was a January and the first time I had decided to detox after my recovery. From experience, I knew that I had to prepare myself by purchasing all the organic vegetables and meats that are part of the detox program. I even recruited my wife to join me knowing that if she supported me with the same diet and lifestyle for the next 7 days, I would make it through. I especially made sure that I didn’t make plans with friends which I knew would sink any chances of success.
Luckily, I made it…again! (It really is a celebration each time because it is a challenge). And as I got back to normal life - hanging out with friends, weekend drinking, etc.; something amazing happened! The 3am alcohol withdrawal effects I became a victim to were nowhere to be found. My liver was handling the alcohol I was tormenting it with magnificently!
I realize that this sounds like a horrible example, especially since it highlights a serious self-deprecating behavior – but the point I want you to understand is that the specific blend of vitamins, herbs, and phytonutrients found in the Core Restore really work. And each time things start to get a bit out of control, the Core Restore gives me a chance to start fresh and reset my eating and drinking habits.
Our Patients’ Successes – Through GI Issues & Hormone Imbalances
I promise you that I’m not just an isolated case. From a pharmacist perspective, I’ve recommended the Core Restore Detox program to coworkers, family, friends, and patients countless times. I’ve witnessed first-hand the tremendous benefits it has garnered, and I’ve received wonderful feedback from those who have suffered from all sorts of gastrointestinal issues including SIBO and various inflammatory bowel diseases.
I’ve also witnessed how tremendously the program works for our patients whose hormone replacement therapies just don’t seem to have the same effect anymore. I’m making an educated guess here, but I’m almost certain that many of the toxins that clogged their hormone receptors were finally metabolized and cleared. The liver finally had the break and support it needed to take care of and rid itself of the toxins it was struggling to clear. These patients, and especially the women we helped, would always restart their hormones at much lower doses and resume their therapies with no other issues.
This is still our pharmacy’s number one recommendation to any person before starting hormone therapy. Giving the liver a chance to process hormones correctly is vital to health and seems to consistently give our patients a much better experience.
The 2 Stages of Liver Detoxification
To get a good sense of how the Core Restore support detoxification, we have to start from the beginning. The liver’s own detox system works through two stages: Phase I and Phase II.
Phase I involves a series of enzymes that chemically change harmful fat-soluble toxins into substances called intermediate metabolites. Since these intermediate metabolites are usually more toxic than the original fat-soluble toxins, they have to go through Phase II metabolism quite quickly to become less toxic.
In phase II, specific molecules are attached to the intermediate metabolites. This process makes these metabolites non-toxic and water soluble so that you can eliminate them through your urine and stool.
Since most people’s diet lacks the amounts of essential nutrients shown in the diagram to support healthy detoxification, toxic metabolites can build up and wreak havoc on the body and lead to debilitating symptoms. For me, it was extreme fatigue and a hormone imbalance.
This is exactly where the Core Restore comes in, providing all of the phase I and II nutrients your body needs.
I Wish I Had Realized this One Thing Before
In pharmacy school, we were taught how the liver detoxified the body. We especially learned about the different Phase I and Phase II enzymes and how they worked to metabolize different medications, and how these medications in turn affected these enzymes. This was the premise of learning about drug interactions. The meds we consume affect the phase I enzymes by either speeding them up of slowing them down - and ultimately, influences the metabolism of other meds. Unfortunately, what wasn’t emphasized – or maybe what I never realized was that we need to pay attention to more than just the drugs we are consuming.
Almost EVERYTHING that we eat or consume - whether it’s food, alcohol or even the toxins that are so plentiful in our food supply these days, all get filtered by the liver also affect phase I enzymes. And depending on the individual, there is a limit to the burden - food, alcohol and toxins - that we can place on our body’s liver on a daily basis before we affect the metabolism of the things we consume.
Even with a healthier organic diet, there is still an onslaught of chemicals our bodies are exposed to on a daily basis from the environment we are exposed to. Did you know that there are over 50,000 more chemicals floating in the air than there were even 50 years ago!? Can you begin to image the myriad of ways in which this exposure affects our health? This is why regular detoxification is a must if you want to be healthy, get healthy, and stay healthy.
My personal story is that my health did improve with the Core Restore Detox Kit. Without it, the gut restoring supplements and testosterone replacement therapy that further helped to heal my gut and restore my energy levels would most likely have taken much longer to work on an already long journey.
I’ve personally recommended the Core Restore Program as a basic starting point to patients suffering from various gut issues, women suffering from various hormonal imbalances, people wanting to kickstart a weight loss journey, and so many more.
If you’re serious – if you want to get healthy again, if you’re suffering from any inflammatory condition, then this may be the best thing you ever did for yourself.
You don’t need to needlessly suffer!
Here is What You Can Expect When You Start the Core Restore Detox Program
The First Two Days
The first 2 days of the Core Restore Detox Program begin with a fast. I know this is probably not what you wanted to hear, but it’s a necessary step that will give your liver a chance to catch up. There is a multivitamin and a protein shake that you’ll be taking twice per day – so you won’t be completely going without calories. If you need a bit more help like I do, then mixing the shake with almond milk can really help get you through the second day. If you have a sugar addiction (like most of us do), that’s when your body starts giving you those craving and hunger pangs. Some experience it more than others – but I promise you that the discomfort will pass. Enlisting a friend or partner with you on this journey will definitely increase your chances for success.
The shake and multivitamin are taken twice per day for the full week, even when you begin eating again on the third day. The program is amazingly comprehensive since it spells out everything you should avoid eating and details the foods you should add to your diet to increase the success of your detox. Keep in mind, I usually go shopping with the provided list BEFORE I start the detox. There’s nothing like messing up a diet like going to the grocery store hungry.
Detox Days 3-7
I usually start the 3rd day off with a rice cracker smothered in almond butter, covered in blue berries and sliced strawberries. I know it doesn’t sound like much now, but I guarantee you’ll swear that it’s the best thing you ever ate because the detox seems to reset your tastebuds also. Healthier foods will simply taste better!
Maybe it’s the phytonutrients you’re adding in from days 3-7, but I always tell people days 3-4 seems to come with a weird bowel movement. The best I can describe it is that it looks like alien babies…you’ll see what I’m talking about.
The rest of the detox days encompasses a reintroduction of good, whole foods - nothing processed. Everything either grew out of the ground, walked on land, or flew in the sky. You can’t get more basic than this. And it’s so simple. It’s clean eating at its best.
A word to the wise. Don’t think you can cheat and add a double-double from In & Out to the mix. I’ve been there and have felt horribly sick. If you decide to get on this challenge, do it right and stick to healthy foods. I’d also make sure that your bowel movements are regular. Those toxins that are being excreted in your blood stream need to go somewhere, and if you’re not excreting them, this is another common way to feel sick.
Imagine What Life Would be Like If You Could Feel Energized and Break Free from the Cycle of Fatigue or Chronic Conditions Hampering Your Lifestyle…
You could have the energy to do all those things you’re too tired to do
You could feel lighter and leaner
You might feel less pain
Your skin could clear up
You may think clearer
You might even feel...happier and feel less anxious
The Ortho Molecular Products Core Restore Kit is a strategic system designed to safely enhance and promote the primary pathways of detoxification in the liver. The Core Restore kit provides three active formulas – Ortho Molecular Core Support, Ortho Molecular Alpha Base, and Ortho Molecular PhytoCore – which function synergistically to support Phase I and Phase II pathways of liver detoxification to help neutralize environmental pollutants,
hormone disruptors, unhealthy estrogen metabolites, xenoestrogens (synthetic compounds that imitate estrogen), and other harmful toxins. This powerful trio of specialized formulas provides essential micronutrients, phytonutrients, and a source of easily digested, low-allergen protein that purifies the liver and fuel optimal biotransformation.
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