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Three Goats Farm of Montgomery, Texas
What do you call a former beauty queen who threw off her tiara, make up and high heels to become a barefoot running,tree climbing, dirt loving, goat herding farm chick? A nutritionist,turned Agrarian-growing her own farm fresh REAL food,in the kitchen mixing up her own beauty treatments from nature, and a former personal trainer who now prefers to lift a shovel instead of barbell. Well…a Primitive DIVA of course! Join my NEW adventure in2013 as I move to the farm for living and Growing wild, primitive and healthy in this modern crazy world.

Monday, October 21, 2013

A Time For Renewal (Part 1 of 2)

Obviously my absence and sporadic posts are evidence--BUT, for clarity my life has been hectic and CrAzY this summer. It seems EVERY single week there has been something demanding ALL of my time and energy. The stress of construction and planning, animals, hubby’s travel schedule, my daughters surgery(broken collarbone), my hubby’s "repairs" (chainsaw –vs- finger AND and an abdominal hernia) and well, just LIFE. Don’t get me wrong, I am not whining about my life….I LOVE MY LIFE! We are being blessed seeing our dreams of the farm take shape. But, seriously my type A personality gets the best of me sometimes. I found myself not focusing on “ME” very much as I dug my heels in to take care of ALL the humans and critters I am responsible for nurturing!  I always preach the importance of self care and making a priority of taking care of the care taker. However, neglecting my own advice, I slid into a state of exhaustion and a bit of an “I don’t care” mentality. It is soooo easy to fall into old habits-- indulge in some not so NOURISHING comfort foods, skip my workouts, not have my prayer time in the morning, go for an afternoon coffee to perk me up, instead of an afternoon run……..well, screech. Someone put on the brakes. Who is this woman staring back in the mirror? where did my Diva GLOW go? What happened to my boundless energy? Where did my SMILE go? I found myself desperate for a reset button. Hmmmm….they say,ask and you shall receive, right?
A dear friend of mine, and fellow REAL food advocate at Pura Vida Livin, presented me with a product line that he had been using both personally and with his fitness clients. He knew I was VERY particular about the ingredients of supplements, foods, etc….(as he is also)And don't you guys know, that this knowledge junkie began intense research immediately. The first direction: I went to learn more about the founder and formulator of Genesis PURE , Naturopath and Clinical Nutritionist, Dr.Lindsay Duncan. I had seen a TED talk he did a couple of years ago and was impressed(You can watch HERE) I spent several days sifting through reviews and interestingly enough, I found no negative reviews only great success stories. Next, I began the products slowly and then ventured into the Genesis PURE’s signature DETOX protocol. The ingredients are ALL “ROCK Star” nutrients, adaptogenic and therapeutic herbs. Like….(MB) B Vitamins, Calcium, Iodine, Chromium, Guarana Seed, Garcinia Cambogia Fruit, Yerba Mate Leaves, Bitter Orange Extract, Gymnema Sylvestre Leaves, Rhodiola Rosea Root, Cacao (Theobromine), Coleous Forskhlii Root, Amino Acid Blends of L-Glutamine and L-Tyrosine, Green Tea, Ginger Root, Dandelion Leaves, Chickweed, Uva Ursi Leaves, Gotu Kola Leaves, Cayenne Pepper, Bladderwrack, Kelp, Piper Longum Fruit, Chinese Red Ginseng, Boldo (HANG ON NEED TO CATCH MY BREATH......)Leaves, Nopal Cactus, Trace Minerals.(FS)Aloe Vera Gel, Gentian Root, Wasabi Root, Hawthorn Berry, Betaine HCI, Peppermint Leaves, Pau D’Arco Bark, Milk Thistle Seeds, Eleuthero Root, Fennel Seed, Burdock Root, Suma Root, Licorice Root, Cardamom Fruit, Cayenne Pepper. (IB)Goji Berry Juice, Acai Berry Puree, Sorrel Flower, Schizandra Berry, Maca Root, Noni Fruit, Ashwaganda Root, MSM, Bamboo Stem Extract, Mangosteen Fruit, Ginger Root, Blueberry Fruit, Amla Berry, Harada Fruit Extract, Brahmi Plant, Nepali Shilajit Extract, Puncture Vine Fruit Extract, Fucoidan, Sea Buckthorn, Georgian Snow Rose Leaves, Siberian Golden Root, Velvet Bean Extract, Iron Rich Blackstrap Molasses (AC)Cacao, Magnesium, Oolong Tea, Powdered Hoodia Herb, Cha De Bugre Extract,(CC)Cascara Sagrada, Psyllium Seeds, Fennel Seeds, Cats Claw Root, Ginger Root, Boldo Leaf, Artichoke Extract, Slippery Elm Bark, Basil Leaves, Spearmint Leaves, Dandelion Leaves, Cornsilk, Licorice Root, Alfalfa Leaf, Clove Flower, Dandelion Root, Red Rasberry Leaf, Mullein Leaves, Red Clover Blossoms, Milk Thistle Seeds.(CS)Chlorella,Carrot Root, Fenugreek Seed, Flax Seed, Spirulina, Barley Grass, Pomegranate, Oats, Papaya, Digestive Enzymes, Beneficial ProBiotics, Chelated Minerals, Proteins and well, seriously people…..this is the most comprehensive organically based deep cleanse I have ever seen.
 All of these healing foods, elixirs, extracts and herbs Infused into your body. I added the suggested Alkalizing, anti-oxidant and phyto-nutrient rich herbs, fruits and veggies like berries, apples and citrus, cabbage, broccoli, beets, sweet potatoes, cauliflower.
So, fast forward only 7 days: I am down 12 pounds, Hubby is down 15 pounds. My energy is soaring, skin is glowing, digestion is completely efficient. The protocol is designed to focus on ALL 7 pathways of elimination and it has worked beautifully. I incorporated the use of Dry Skin Brushing, Infrared Sauna, Walking and Hydro-Massage for an extra boost to my lymph, adrenals, liver and pancreas.
Here is an overview of the generalized plan. I have also mentioned (below) what foods I chose for the *If needed categories below the chart. I do not believe in extreme fasting so I always elected to include the whole foods when prompted.

1 Complete Shake- Berry, 1 Metabolic Boost, 1 Ionic Blend, 1 Capsule Cleanse, 2 Fasting Solution, 1 Appetite Chew
Breakfast Mid-Morning Lunch Mid-Afternoon Dinner Evening (before 9pm)
2 Metabolic Boost with 16oz. water. 15-30 min later, take 4oz. Fasting Solution and 1oz. Ionic Blend with 8oz. water, followed by 1 Appetite Chew 4 oz. Fasting Solution, 16oz. water, 1 Appetite Chew, fruit or shot of GoYin 2 Metabolic Boost with 16oz. water. 15-30 min later, take 4oz. Fasting Solution, followed by 1-2 cups *vegetables, or mineral broth if needed 4 oz. Fasting Solution, 16oz. water, 1 Appetite Chew, fruit or shot of GoYin 1 Appetite Chew, 8oz. water, *vegetable or fruit juice mixed with Fruit & Fiber Mix, if needed *Vegetable/mineral broth, if needed. 1 Capsule Cleanse or more^ with 8oz. Water
2 Metabolic Boost with 16oz. water. 15-30 min later, take 4oz. Fasting Solution and 1oz. Ionic Blend with 8oz. water, followed by 1 Appetite Chew 4 oz. Fasting Solution, 16oz. water, 1 Appetite Chew, fruit or shot of GoYin *Vegetable/mineral broth, if needed. 1 Capsule Cleanse or more^ with 8oz. Water 2 Metabolic Boost with 16oz. water. 15-30 min later, take 4oz. Fasting Solution, followed by 1-2 cups *vegetables, or mineral broth if needed 4 oz. Fasting Solution, 16oz. water, 1 Appetite Chew, fruit or shot of GoYin 1 Appetite Chew, 8oz. water, *vegetable or fruit juice mixed with Fruit & Fiber Mix, if needed
16oz. water, 2 Appetite Chews, blanched vegetables or mineral broth, if needed or shot of GoYin 2 Metabolic Boost with16oz. water. 15-30 min later, eat a *palm-size portion of protein, 3 cups vegetables, 1 cup whole grain or sweet potato, 1 TBSP flax or coconut oil 16oz. water, 2 Appetite Chews, blanched vegetables, if needed or shot of GoYin Complete Shake (with 2oz coconut water, 4oz nut/seed milk and 4oz water), 8oz. water 2 Metabolic Boost with 16oz. water. 15-30 min later, Complete Shake (with 2oz coconut water, 4oz nut/seed milk and 4oz water) and 1oz. Ionic Blend 1 Capsule Cleanse or more^ with 8oz. Water
2 Metabolic Boost with 16oz. water. 15-30 min later, Complete Shake (with 2oz coconut water, 4oz nut/seed milk and 4oz water) and 1oz. Ionic Blend 16oz. water, 2 Appetite Chews, blanched vegetables or mineral broth, if needed or shot of GoYin 2 Metabolic Boost with16oz. water. 15-30 min later, eat a *palm-size portion of protein, 3 cups vegetables, 1 cup whole grain or sweet potato, 1 TBSP flax or coconut oil 16oz. water, 2 Appetite Chews, blanched vegetables, if needed or shot of GoYin 8oz. water, *palm-size portion of protein, 3 cups vegetables, 1 cup whole grain or sweet potato, 1 TBSP flax oil 1 Capsule Cleanse or more^ with 8oz. Water
2 Metabolic Boost with 16oz. water. 15-30 min later,1 cup. organic slow-cooked oatmeal with nuts and dried fruit to sweeten and 1oz. Ionic Blend 16oz. water, 2 Appetite Chews, blanched vegetables or mineral broth, if needed or shot of GoYin 2 Metabolic Boost with16oz. water. 15-30 min later, eat a *palm-size portion of protein, 3 cups vegetables, 1 cup whole grain or sweet potato, 1 TBSP flax or coconut oil 16oz. water, 2 Appetite Chews, blanched vegetables, if needed or shot of GoYin Complete Shake (with 2oz coconut water, 4oz nut/seed milk and 4oz water), 8oz. water 1 Capsule Cleanse or more^ with 8oz. Water

Day 6 - Cleanse 2 Metabolic Boost with 16oz. water. 15-30 min later, take 4oz. Fasting Solution and 1oz. Ionic Blend with 8oz. water, followed by 1 Appetite Chew 4 oz. Fasting Solution, 16oz. water, 1 Appetite Chew, fruit or shot of GoYin 2 Metabolic Boost with 16oz. water. 15-30 min later, take 4oz. Fasting Solution, followed by 1-2 cups *vegetables, or mineral broth if needed 4 oz. Fasting Solution, 16oz. water, 1 Appetite Chew, fruit or shot of GoYin 1 Appetite Chew, 8oz. water, *vegetable or fruit juice mixed with Fruit & Fiber Mix, if needed *Vegetable/mineral broth, if needed. 1 Capsule Cleanse or more^ with 8oz. Water
Day 7 - Cleanse *Vegetable/mineral broth, if needed. 1 Capsule Cleanse or more^ with 8oz. Water 2 Metabolic Boost with 16oz. water. 15-30 min later, take 4oz. Fasting Solution and 1oz. Ionic Blend with 8oz. water, followed by 1 Appetite Chew 4 oz. Fasting Solution, 16oz. water, 1 Appetite Chew, fruit or shot of GoYin 2 Metabolic Boost with 16oz. water. 15-30 min later, take 4oz. Fasting Solution, followed by 1-2 cups *vegetables, or mineral broth if needed 4 oz. Fasting Solution, 16oz. water, 1 Appetite Chew, fruit or shot of GoYin 1 Appetite Chew, 8oz. water, *vegetable or fruit juice mixed with Fruit & Fiber Mix, if needed
How to Maximize Your Program
*Vegetable/mineral broth - At the beginning of the DETOX, I made a large batch of Vegetable Mineral Broth with Garlic, Tumeric, Cayenne, Ginger and Savory Herbs.
*Vegetables can be eaten raw, blanched or lightly steamed. Juice should be freshly juiced and not prepared (no V8).I steamed my vegetables (Carrot, Cabbage, Spinach, Broccoli, Beets and Cauliflower with Garlic and Fresh Herbs) As an alternative, I blended my veggies into a warm soup and topped with turmeric and garlic for a satisfying and filling dinner.
^Capsule Cleanse dosage may be increased by one per day until you achieve 2-3 bowel movements per day. May also use Liquid Cleanse in place of Capsule Cleanse.
Fruit should be in season and low-glycemic (LOW glycemic ex: apples, berries, citrus. HIGH glycemic ex: tropical fruits such as bananas, mangos, melons and pineapple.)
Protein should be either plant-based or organic, naturally-raised animal-based (preferably chicken or turkey thigh or salmon, all of which contain healthy fats). However, to achieve a more thorough cleanse, focus on plant-based protein.
Whole grains do NOT include bread or baked goods. Whole grains include amaranth, barley, buckwheat, bulgur, kamut, millet, oats, rice (brown, wild, red), rye and quinoa.
Drink 80-100 oz. of quality alkaline, ionized water throughout the day. May add fresh lemon juice and cayenne pepper to water for flavor and additional cleansing.
For strong cravings for sugar, carbs or fat, try one TBSP organic, raw coconut oil.
Exercise for 20-30 minutes each day (sweating and breathing deeply). Bounce on rebound trampoline or bounce/shake body in place for 5 min daily to move lymph system.
Dry-brush body every morning using a natural bristle brush, making long strokes along limbs and circular strokes around joints, breast and abdomen.
Please refer to the "Golden Rules for Health and Vitality" for more dietary and lifestyle recommendations.
ADDITIONAL GENESIS PURE PRODUCTS: You may use the following additional products during your cleanse.
Cell Water: You may add Cell Water to your purified water when drinking throughout the day.
Control: You may take Control in place of Metabolic Boost.
Coral Calcium: You may take Coral Calcium before bed.
Fruit & Fiber Mix: You can take additional Fruit & Fiber mix if you have constipation issues or need additional fiber in your diet. Recommended daily fiber: 25-40 grams
Green Coffee Bean: You may take Green Coffee Bean with Control or Metabolic Boost before meals.
Noni: You may take Noni to help purify your liver, blood and digestive system.<
Probiotic: You are encouraged to take Probiotic in the morning and/or evening on an empty stomach.
Silver: You may take Silver to help eliminate unhealthy bacteria, fungus and pathogens.<

I will continue to share my experience of my transition to a nutrient dense RESTORE diet and add in more of the SUPER Fruits, Sulfur, Daily Build, Coral Calcium, Cell Water, Alkaline Water and the very cool GPS  sports support products. Well, off to finish drinking my Pure CafĂ©, Green Coffee Bean drink and head out to work off some of this PURE Energy! Thank you to my AWESOME friend Jared, for sharing this company with me. I believe in the products so much that it is now part of each nutrition client protocol that I prescribe. Hubby and I are gifting our parents and a few friends with their very own DETOX kits.  If you want more information, please comment below and I will schedule a complimentary Skype consult with you to explain how to start on your journey to a healthy Genesis PURE future~  Have a GREAT day!

In Health and Happiness, Melissa

5 comments:

  1. Please note: the menu plan shows up correctly in mobile format....so, if you are on your lap tops and PC's forgive me. The sizing of the PDF still eludes my low tech self ;-)

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  2. Wow LOVE this post & story and am so glad you & Bobby had such a great Experience on the 7 day GP #Superfood Cleanse, it really works! I knew you would love these products and the whole Cleanse, Balance, Build Philosophy Dr Lindsey Duncan teaches. Thanks for being open minded to listening & welcome to our Genesis PURE Team & Family my dear friend, so great to have you here with us Melissa! We can help alot of people all over the world here, look forward to the Journey ahead! Cheers to your Healthy, Fun & PURE Success! Pura Vida

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  3. Oh My God !
    It seems that such a calculated study will definitely makes you much sensitive towards what should we eat and in how much quantity.

    Thanks
    Finn Felton

    Kopi Luwak

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  4. Yes, Finn.....It really offered a great opportunity to push a "reset" button. I am now able to ignore cravings for some of the indulgences that had crept into my nutrition. I have enough energy now, that I am back in the gym after many months. Eating 5-6 meals a day of REAL food and I should be back to my living strong soon!

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  5. For anyone LOCAL...North Houston/Montgomery: I am speaking on "Keeping Hot and Healthy During The Holidays" this Friday. Visit the events TAB.

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