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Guided detox diary: Part 4

My guided detox with Dr. D’Brant: Part 4

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My 30-day detox with Dr. Garry D’Brant is complete, and I’m psyched! I’ve lost nine pounds, and both my BMI and my abdominal fat have dropped into healthier levels. Also, since the end of the detox, I’ve been maintaining my nutritional goals.

Earlier this week I checked in with Dr. D’Brant to mark my progress and get some guidance for the future. Continue reading Guided detox diary: Part 4

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My guided detox with Dr. D’Brant—Part III

My guided detox with Dr. D’Brant—Part 3

512px-Colours_of_Happiness_3Two-thirds of the way to the end
(but there is no finish line)

How can I commit to a new lifestyle of healthy eating, especially when I’ve “committed” to such new lifestyles multiple times in the past? Every time, weeks or months later, I’ve fallen off the bandwagon and succumbed to the pull of junk food and overeating.

That’s what I asked Dr. Garry D’Brant earlier this week when I checked in with him at his Infinite Wellness office. I was two-thirds of the way through the 30-day guided detox I’m doing under his care. Continue reading My guided detox with Dr. D’Brant—Part III

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My guided detox with Dr. D’Brant—Part II

My guided detox with Dr. D’Brant—Part 2

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Today is day ten of my thirty-day detox program, which I’m doing under the guidance of Dr. Garry D’Brant at Infinite Wellness.

As I wrote in my previous blog, I’ve wanted to get off dairy, sugar, and unhealthy carbs for a long time, but for a long time I have not had the willpower.

I don’t drink, smoke, or do other drugs, but I had to do more if I wanted to lose weight and be healthier. That means eliminating foods that are biologically addictive, Dr. D’Brant writes in his article, “Why Can’t I Lose Weight?Continue reading My guided detox with Dr. D’Brant—Part II

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How to Detoxify from Harmful Substances

How to Detoxify from Harmful Substances

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The top ten toxic chemicals to watch out for

  1. Arsenic
  2. Bisphenoyl-A (BPA)
  3. Dioxin
  4. Glycol Ethers
  5. Lead
  6. Mercury
  7. Organophosphate Pesticides
  8. Perfluorinated Chemicals (PFCS)
  9. Perchlorate
  10. Phthalates

Read on for more details on each of these chemicals.

Arsenic

Like in the movie Arsenic and Old Lace, take enough of it and it will kill you. However, most of us won’t take enough of it in one exposure but will gradually have it build up in our systems from constant smaller levels of daily exposure.

Even in small amounts, arsenic can account for some pretty noxious symptoms, including bladder, lung, and skin cancer. It also is associated with hormone disruption in the pathways that aid sugar and carbohydrate absorption. Continue reading How to Detoxify from Harmful Substances

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My guided detox with Dr. D’Brant—Part I

My guided detox with Dr. D’Brant—Part 1

DeathtoStock_SlowDown1 I have been hearing about Dr. D’Brant’s detoxification program ever since I met him a few years ago. I’ve read some of what his other clients have said about it and said, “That’s good for them,” but I’ve hesitated for myself.

I thought I could lose weight on my own. I didn’t think such a drastic measure was necessary. And I didn’t think my body was that bad—for years I’ve kept within a range of weight that was at least 20 pounds below what I weighed in high school.

But I’ve gained weight recently, nearly 20 pounds over the last two or three years. At my initial assessment with Dr. D’Brant I weighed 158.8 pounds (I’m 5’3”), and my body fat percentage was 37.8. No one would look at me and say I was obese, but those numbers actually translate into obesity. Some charts say over 36% body fat is obese, some (including The American Council on Exercise) say over 32% is obese, but the bottom line is, I have too much body fat! Dr. D’Brant says my goal should be below 24%. I’d be happy to get down to the “average” range of 25-31%. Continue reading My guided detox with Dr. D’Brant—Part I

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Sluggish? Detoxification may be the answer

Sluggish? Detox may be the answer

How detoxification programs help

tired stick figureIn the more than 35 years I have been helping people regain their lost vitality, sense of well-being and health, I have never seen any health procedure have much of a positive effect as detoxification.

Very simply, detoxification is one of the most powerful tools in our arsenal of health strategies to put us back on the road to vibrant health. Detoxification in my opinion is more necessary now than it ever has been.

The reason I say this is because we are a nation of food addicts. We are addicted to sugar, salt and flour, to name the most prominent addicting foods. Every American eats approximately 150 pounds of sugar and flour every year. That comes out to nearly a pound of flour and sugar for every man, woman and child every day! Continue reading Sluggish? Detoxification may be the answer

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The Critical Importance of Detoxification

The Critical Importance of Detoxification

Talking about disease prevention

I’m a big fan of detoxification for health, as my patients know. My twenty-one–day detox workshop is something I’ve held twice a year for many years now. Many patients use detox before starting a weight-loss program. And that’s important.

But regular detoxification can also be a cancer-prevention strategy.

This Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013, at 11 am, I’ll be speaking about cancer prevention. I’m honored to be part of the first Richard Linchitz Cancer-Free Mastermind, a panel of eight specialists sharing about cancer prevention and treatment.

Continue reading The Critical Importance of Detoxification

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Sweat—the Traditional but Unrecognized Way to Detoxify

Sweat—the Traditional but Unrecognized Way to Detoxify

Physical, spiritual, and emotional

Sweating has been around since humans discovered fire, and perhaps even before that, if you think about humans using naturally occurring hot springs. Sweating has often been associated with spiritual purification rituals, most notably in Native American sweat lodges. However, this certainly is not the only culture that uses sweating for spiritual purposes.

Historically, sweating has been used for physical as well as spiritual and emotional well-being in Greek Sweat Baths, Finnish Saunas, Roman Balnea and Thermae, Japanese Mushi-Buro, Mayan Sweat Houses, Jewish Shivtz, and Islamic Hammam, to name just a few. Continue reading Sweat—the Traditional but Unrecognized Way to Detoxify

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Dr. D’Brant’s 21 Day Detoxification Program

Our Spring Detoxification Program is Just Around the Corner!

At D’Brant Infinite Wellness, we are committed to helping our patients gain the highest and most vital level of health. Detoxification is an essential part of rejuvenating and rebuilding the body’s organs and tissues. Most of us don’t eat well on a regular basis, don’t get the correct amount and type of exercise and don’t get adequate amounts of restful sleep and often feel sluggish, run-down and mentally unfocused afterwards. Doing a thorough, deep, energizing full body detoxification will help us regain our energy, feel more mentally clear, strengthen our immune system and help eliminate the toxic sludge that has built up in us over the course of the past season. Many participants also report losing weight during the detoxification process. In fact, during one of our recent detoxification programs, the group lost over 100lbs in total!

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Dr D’Brant’s 21 Day Detoxification Program

Dr D’Brant’s 21 Day Detoxification Program

Our Fall Detoxification Program is Just Around the Corner!

At D’Brant Infinite Wellness we are committed to helping our patients gain the highest and most vital level of health. Detoxification is an essential part of rejuvenating and rebuilding the body’s organs and tissues. Most of us don’t eat well on a regular basis, don’t get the correct amount and type of exercise and don’t get adequate amounts of restful sleep and often feel sluggish, run-down and mentally unfocused afterwards. Doing a thorough, deep, energizing full body detoxification will help us regain our energy, feel more mentally clear, strengthen our immune system and help eliminate the toxic sludge that has built up in us over the course of the past year. Many participants also report losing weight during the detoxification process. In fact during one of our recent detoxification programs, the group lost over 100lbs in total!

The program runs for 21 days and we provide delicious vitamin and mineral rich shakes necessary to deliver a revitalizing and renewing experience. These shakes are comprised of pharmaceutical grade, medical food meal replacements which are completely suitable for vegetarians. The shakes are made from rice and pea protein, delivering an amazing 21 grams of protein and have a full complement of vitamins and minerals in them. We also provide herbal liver support and additional fiber so that your detoxification experience runs smoothly and you feel nourished from it.

In addition to supplying nutritional supplements, the detoxification program will provide information about what foods to avoid and what foods to eat; strategies for stabilizing blood sugar and curbing sugar and carbohydrate cravings and provide a forum for questions and concerns to be addressed directly. This program is conducted in a small group setting which ensures an excellent opportunity for you to learn more about your body and healthy ways to restore and rebuild it.

Please contact our office right away to register for the next detoxification program. The fall detoxification program will take place on Monday, October 22, October 29 and November 12. All classes are held at D’Brant Infinite Wellness at 977 Glen Cove Ave, Glen Head, N.Y. and will begin at 7pm. This is your opportunity to start this season feeling energized, healthy and vibrant. We look forward to seeing you there.

Here’s to the first step in a new season of Infinite Wellness!