Recently, I did a cleanse regime which consisted of 11 days of following a specific diet and incorporating some Isagenix products into my diet. The Isagenix products included protein shakes, cleanse juice and other vitamin rich supplements.
I wasn’t really doing the cleanse for weight loss reasons, although many people do with great success. My fiancé lost 14 pounds doing the 11 day (they call it a 9 day) cleanse with me – and he’s kept most of it off! I was doing mine to cleanse toxins from my body.
I sustained a concussion in January of 2012 in a car accident. While most people no longer suffer any concussion symptoms by three months post injury, my symptoms were stubbornly hanging on. My friend thought the cleanse might help with the concussion symptoms.
In October of 2012, I was still having daily headaches with a feeling that my brain was swelling and trying to squish out through my ears. I was still having dizziness and nausea at least weekly. I still couldn’t do any vigorous exercise – which meant I was still not back to playing hockey or doing many of the other things I love to do. I was also so tired that I was unable to return to work full time. Finally I gave in to my friend’s urgings and decided to try the cleanse. I started the 11 day process on Oct 29th. I’m not going to lie, it was not easy. On day 3 and 4 my caffeine withdrawal was hitting its peak. I felt tired and grouchy and cried at the drop of a hat. Sometimes I felt hungry. Day five and six were better and by day 7 I felt really quite good. By the end of the 11 days I really did feel fantastic!
Since doing the cleanse 3 months ago, I have had only 3 headaches – compared to daily and nearly continuous headaches before. I’d say the cleanse was a huge success! I feel better, I can think more clearly, and as an added bonus, I can fit into the pants that had been about 1 size too small for about the last six years. I only lost 3 pounds – I really didn’t have much to lose – but I was able to tone up and look and feel better.
I went back to playing hockey a week after doing the cleanse, and it felt great, and no headache! I am able to lift weights again too. Before my cleanse, any strain at all made my brain feel like it was trying to come out through my ears.
I was skeptical going in to it, but my experience has definitely made a believer out of me!