Why should we Detox/Cleanse?

Detox & Cleanse Informationon January 28, 2013Leave a Comment

This is another very common question that I am asked.
My answer is always ….. YES!!!! 1 to 2 times a year as the seasons change.

Our body has 3 major routes of elimination, respiration, skin and bowels/ bladder. There are ore than 80, 000 harmful chemicals in the form of pesticides, fertilizers, synthetic additives and environmental pollutants than have the potential of assaulting your body every day. These poisons are found in our homes, the foods we eat, the air we breathe, the water that we drink , the fabrics that we clothe ourselves in, and the products that we put in our skin. Imagine what these poisons are doing to your body??

You should find a cleanse that is 14 to 21 days long. The liver is the major detoxifier of our body.  It requires 7 days for sulfonication and 7 days for hydroxylacation to properly get the body to eliminate toxins.
Your cleanse should require a bland diet, light exercise and adequate amounts of rest. Never start a cleanse when you know that life is going to be stressful. A cleanse is meant to rest you rest your body not to stress it out.

May favorite cleanse is the 21 Day Purification program by Standard Process and Truestar Detox & Cleanse.  My second favorite is the NutriClear program by Biotic.

I know that there are many options but just make sure that the products are a pharmaceutical grade and offers a protocol program……

(Always check with your physician before starting a cleanse)

A great book to read is The Fast Track Detox Diet by Ann Louise Gillleman. *

Good luck and let’s get a “clean” start to the year!


Detox & Cleanse Informationon January 27, 2013Leave a Comment

By Dr. Heather L. Cardin

Each day drink half of your bodies weight in ounces in filtered or purified water.

AVOID THE FOLLOWING:  detoxifying detractors

• Excess fat, especially from margarine and processed and fried foods

• Sugar and all of its relatives, high fructose corn sugar, honey, molasses, maple syrup, evaporated cane juice, dried cane juice, cakes, cookies, pies, desserts, all products ending in “-ose” ( sucrose, dextrose, fructose….)

• Artificial sweeteners, aspartame, Sucralose, Splenda, Nutra sweet, xylitol, sorbitol….

• Refinded carbohydrates, all products made from white flour

• Gluten, found in wheat, rye, barley, oats, spelt, kamut, and off the their products ( including breads, pastas, crackers, pancakes, waffles, cookies and crusts).

• Soy protein isolates found in low carb “energy “ bars and soy protein powders: and processed soy foods ( soy milk, soy cheese, soy hot dogs and burgers, soy ice cream…….

• Alcohol & over the counter drugs and caffeine, including coffee, tea, soda and chocolate

• Milk and Cheese, including ice cream, half-and-half, any food made with milk or cheese

FOOD TO EAT DAILY: body detoxifiers helpers

•The crucifers veggies; (1 cup raw or 12/c cup cooked) cabbage, cauliflower, brussel sprouts, broccoli, broccoli sprouts, alfalfa sprouts, lentil sprouts

•Green leafy and herbs;(1 cup raw or 1/2 cup cooked) parsley, kale watercress, chard, cilantro, beet greens, collard mustard greens, dandelion greens

•Citrus : 1 orange, 1/2 juice of lemon or lime

•sulfur-rich foods: garlic, onion, eggs, radish

•Liver healers; artichoke, asparagus, beets, celery, dandelion root tea, whey, nutritional yeast flakes

•Colon caring foods; ( choose 2 daily) milled or ground flax seed (2-3 TBS), phyllium husk (1-2 tsp), carrot (raw), apple ( with skin), pear ( with skin), berries ( 1 cup)

•Protein; ( at least 2 serving the size of the palm of your hand) lean beef, veal, skinless turkey or chicken, fish, lamb

•Oils/fats; ( atleast 2 TBS daily) olive oil, flaxseed oil, black currents seed oil)

Truestar TrueBasics/Detox&Cleanse packets-when to take

Detox & Cleanse Informationon January 24, 20131 Comment

Nutritional protocol for a Detoxification Diet
by Dr. Heather L. Cardin

Continue to take all medications prescribed by your physician.
Follow the rules to eating a detox diet.

Water, Water, Water!!

Take 1 of the TrueBASICS (Men’s,Women’s, A/O, Yoga or Lean Extreme). If you losing more than 5-7 pounds per week then increase the TrueBASIC to 2 packets a day. With rapid weight loss your are losing good minerals along with the bad and you want to replenish them.
The TrueBASICS contain the 5 vitamin components necessary for proper growth, metabolism, digestion, immune system support, muscle and nerve function. Replenishes deficiencies of many essential nutrients related to poor dietary habits and other factors that may deplete nutrient levels.
DAY 1-8:
Take 1 packet of TrueDETOX & Cleanse 2-3 times a day between meals as tolerated. ( 3 a day for weight loss)
DAY 9-21 Take 1 packets of TrueDETOX & Cleanse 1-2 times a day between meals. ( 2 a day for continued weight loss)
DAY 21-18 Take 1 packet of TrueDETOX &Cleanse 1 time a day between meals.
TrueDETOX & Cleanse contains professional strength products that have been specially selected to work in a synergy to support weight loss through the detoxification of the liver, bowel and kidney. The herbs stimulate metabolism without a caffeine-like action. By cleansing your prepare the body to readily absorb nutrients need for a healthy diet.

If you are on a weight loss program then you will want to continue 1 packet of TrueDetox &Cleanse daily till optimal weight is obtained. As you lose weight and dump the toxins out of your fats stores you want to continue to keep the body clean and healthy!

Additional Supplements:

TrueEnergy to help with fatigue associated with carbohydrate withdrawal.
TrueRenew: Improves lean body mass and muscle recovery, collagen synthesis, improves sleep, immune support, weight loss, improves sleep.
TrueREPAIR: detoxification, anti-aging, improves skin wrinkling (common after weight loss), stress support, healthy tissue and muscles

Detox & Cleanse with ME!!

wellness workshopson January 24, 2013Leave a Comment

121118_(10)Hope to see you all at the Detox & Cleanse Workshop Sunday 2:00!!!


Dr. Heather

Free Whole Food Purification/Detox Workshop Sunday January 27th

Detox & Cleanse Information, wellness workshopson January 21, 2013Leave a Comment

Dear Friends,
Come and learn why it is important for you to assist your bodies in removing toxins….. This program gives you a structural 21 day plan for purifying, nourishing and maintaining a healthy body in 2013!


Sunday January 27th 2:00-3:00
Hampton Inn Olathe Kansas
Sunday January 27th 2:00-3:00
Hampton Inn Olathe Kansas
12081 S. Strang Line Road
Olathe, Kansas 66062

Presented by Dr. Heather L. Cardin


Are you truly feeling the best your body has to offer?
You may not know how good you could feel until you purify!
Our environment is loaded with chemicals, toxins, pesticides and an army of pollutants that bombard our skin on the outside and either our bodies through our lungs and digestives systems. On the inside our bodies produce toxic byproducts in the course of our normal metabolic activity. Our bodies contain multiple, built-in waste-removal systems. While the bulk of the cleansing process takes place in the lower and gastrointestinal tract, the kidneys, skin and lymphatic system are also actively involved in ridding the body of toxins. Many different herbs contain ingredients that  enhance the body’s ability to efficiently remove both metabolic and environmental toxins.

Hope to see you all at the workshop:)

Sincerely and in good health,

Dr. Heather

Email or Call and reserve your spot today!

Achieve optimal health in 2013!

Grilled chicken and carrots with Mixed Green salad

Detox & Cleanse Information, KC FIT 2013 Challenge Recipes, LCHF/Keto Recipeson January 20, 2013Leave a Comment

Great healthy recipe for lunch or dinner. The is a single serving (approx 400 calories). So double or triple the recipe if you are morning more or  want leftovers.


  • 4 oz Raw boneless skinless chicken breast
  • 1/2 cup Boiled carrots
  • 2 tsp Extra-virgin olive oil
  • 3/4 cup Cooked long grain brown rice


  1. Preheat grill and grill chicken until fully cooked.
  2. Serve with carrots and rice.
  3. Drizzle the chicken and carrots with olive oil.
  4. 2 cups mixed green salad with 2 Tbs. low fat Zesty Italian dressing or a balsamic vinaigrette.


Healthy Living, KC FIT 2013 Challenge Recipeson January 2, 2013Leave a Comment

Single serving is 400 calories:)


  • 5 oz Raw boneless skinless chicken breast
  • 1 cup Boiled chopped broccoli
  • 2 tsp Extra-virgin olive oil (Amore)
  • 1/2 cup Cooked brown basmati rice (Fantastic Foods)


  1. Preheat grill and grill chicken until fully cooked.
  2. Serve with broccoli and brown rice.
  3. Drizzle the chicken and broccoli with olive oil.


Detox & Cleanse Information, KC FIT 2013 Challenge Recipes, LCHF/Keto Recipeson January 2, 2013Leave a Comment

Approx 200 calories. This is a great mid morning and mid afternoon snack:)


  • 2 cup Cucumber, with peel
    1/2 avocado(s) Avocado
    6 cherry(ies) Red cherry tomato
    1/4 fruit(s) Lime
    1/4 tsp Sea salt
    1/4 tsp Cayenne pepper (Spice Islands)
    1 tbsp Fresh basil


  1. Buy one cucumber(ignore 2cup measurement).  Wash and Peel the cucumber if desired.
  2. Cut cucumber lengthwise, in half. You now have two long “boats”. With a spoon, scoop out the inner (soft) part of the cucumber.
  3. Put all other ingredients in a bowl. Mix gently.
  4. Fill the inner part of the cucumber with the avocado mixture.
  5. Eat as “boats” or put the other (empty) half of the cucumber on top of the filled one to make a sandwich.

Strawberry and Green Smoothie

Detox & Cleanse Information, Healthy Living, KC FIT 2013 Challenge Recipes, Uncategorizedon January 2, 2013Leave a Comment

This is a fabulous smoothie to start your day with or after a workout! Super refreshing and well balanced!!


  • 1 cup water
  • 2 cups fresh spinach, washed
  • 3/4 cup frozen unsweetened strawberries
  • ½ cup bananas, peeled, frozen
  • 1oz (30.3grams) TrueStrength (Truestar/drheather) Protein Powder


  1. Place all ingredients into the Vitamix or blender container in the order listed and secure lid.
  2. Select Variable 1.
  3. Turn machine on and quickly increase speed to Variable 10, then to high.
  4. Blend for 1 minute or until desired consistency is reached and ENJOY!