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Nutritional Supplements for Gentle Cleansing/Detox

To enhance the gentle detoxification process, we include the
use of the following nutritional supplements:

Detox is designed to eliminate the toxins that are usually stored within our fat cells. As the toxins are eliminated via Detox, our fat cell shrink. As a result, we will get thinner. Just remember, fat weighs less than muscle so by Detoxing you will start to have more energy and will become more active. By increasing our activity levels, we will become more muscular but less fat (reduce dress sizes). Don’t be discouraged is you loss less pounds but rest assure that you will look great with less fat percentage. After all this is the ideal way of weight loss. In addition, studies has shown that it would take 21 days to gain a good habit or eliminate a bad one. This is why Designs For Health (DFH) decided to make it a 21 days detox / weight loss program. In the next 21 days, you will pick up better eating habits and ride off your bad ones.

Dr Hessam Mahdavi, M.D., D.C. and Dr Shad both understand those who have been straggling with weight loss so they have added an amazing product made by DFH called CraveArrest. This product will kill your cravings at the neurological level and help you adhere to your weight loss program. CraveArrest is the key product which guaranty’s a successful program.

CraveArrest Support Neurotransmitter Production Naturally

CraveArrest is designed to balance the production of the major neurotransmitters, including serotonin and dopamine, that affect cravings of all kinds. The Tyrosine and 5HTP found in CraveArrest are in an ideal 10:1 ratio for superior results. The adaptogenic herb Rhodiola Rosea known for aiding the stress response is included, as is Taurine.


Detoxification Support Packets

We are being inundated with toxins on a daily basis. Our ability to handle these toxins is dependent on our body’s ability to detoxify them. Cleaning up our diet is a great first step. Less toxins going in means less toxins that have to come out. The following supplements are crucial for preventing toxins from getting partially detoxified into more harmful compounds and then being dumped back into the bloodstream. Therefore, these packets are just as important to the success of this cleanse as is the dietary changes. Each packet contains:

  • Detox Antiox (1) (antioxidants to protect the cells from toxins)
  • LV-GB Complex (1) (liver/gallbladder support)
  • Amino-D-Tox (3) (prevents toxins from getting stuck in the body)

Dose: Take 2 packets daily (1 am packet and 1 pm packet).

Detoxification Support Packets
A comprehensive functional food powder containing a plant-derived protein blend of pea protein isolate/rice protein and nutrients and herbs which fuel detoxification pathways and promote optimal liver function. It also contains a full multivitamin/mineral and antioxidant complex. PaleoCleanse is the backbone of nutritional support for the detoxification program.
Dose: Titrated up and down to a maximum of 2 heaping scoops 3 times a day.

A comprehensive functional food powder containing a plant-derived protein blend of pea protein isolate/rice protein and nutrients and herbs which fuel detoxification pathways and promote optimal liver function. It also contains a full multivitamin/mineral and antioxidant complex. PaleoCleanse is the backbone of nutritional support for the detoxification program.
Dose: Titrated up and down to a maximum of 2 heaping scoops 3 times a day.

A complete protein powder used as a meal replacement. The nutrient combination in PaleoMeal is ideal for use within a detoxification program. It provides protein and minerals that are in greater demand while one is detoxifying, and helps to prevent muscle loss. It comes as either a whey (dairy) or plant-derived blend of pea protein isolate/rice protein (non-dairy) based formulation.
Dose: 1 scoop per meal, as desired for meal replacement. Dairy-free PaleoMeal dose is 2 scoops per serving.

This blend of soluble and insoluble fibers from nature will aid regularity as well as move toxins out of the gastrointestinal tract quickly.
Dose: 1 Tbs per day in water or with PaleoCleanse.

A combination of vegetable, fruit and berries high in nutritional value that helps to alkalinize the body.
Dose: 1 Tbs per day in water or with PaleoCleanse.

A flavorful fruit and berry combination that is high in antioxidants and potassium for energy.
Dose: 1 Tbs as desired, in water or with PaleoCleanse.

A true full spectrum proteolytic enzyme complex which is focused on assisting with the digestion of proteins. AllerGzyme can be used as a stand alone product along with meals or the capsule can be simply opened and mixed into your protein shake to maximize digestion and assimilation
Dose: 1 cap 3 times per day.

GI Revive™
This peach tea flavored powder not only aids regularity but also reduces inflammation and ulceration in the gut while healing the intestinal mucosa to prevent or improve food sensitivities and enhance absorption of nutrients.
Dose: 1 teaspoon twice per day.

OmegAvail™ Synergy TG
A synergistic blend of EPA, DHA, GLA and flax oil. This blend covers all the health concerns that these fatty acids would be useful for including brain function, hormonal balance, constipation, dry skin, unhealthy cholesterol levels, inflammation and stiffness, and heart health. Dose: 1-2 softgels 3 times per day.

C + BioFizz™
This delicious, effervescent, orange flavored powder easily provides therapeutic dosing of vitamin C and bioflavonoids. Potassium bicarbonate was added to this formula as a buffering agent and to give it “fizz”. Quercetin, hesperidin and rutin are natural bioflavonoids found in citrus fruits. Quercetin is also found in red wine and tea. Dose: 1 teaspoon twice per day.

Will it be uncomfortable?
Although infrequent, some patients do have an unfavorable reaction to the changes in diet being recommended. The most common reactions are digestive discomfort, changes in bowel movements or energy levels. Please immediately report to your health professional any adverse reactions that you consider to be out of the ordinary.

Will I be in the bathroom all day?
It is very important to consume extra water while detoxifying to help flush out toxins. Therefore, most people urinate more often than usual on this program.

Will I lose weight?
This detox program is not designed to be a weight loss program. However, many people lose weight during the course of their detox program. Some of the reasons for this weight loss include: lower than usual caloric intake due to having shakes for meals, taking sugar out of the diet, decreased consumption of allergenic foods such as wheat and dairy and release of toxins from fat stores.

Will I get headaches?
Some people experience headaches during the first few days of their detox due to withdrawal from sugar and caffeine. Remember, the week prior to detox you will be decreasing intake of these substances to minimize discomfort. The PaleoCleanse powder will assist your body in cleansing out these substances as quickly and efficiently as possible.

Can I exercise?
You may exercise normally (monitor yourself, of course). Some days you may feel fatigued. On these days, you may want to limit yourself to gentle movement such as walking, stretching or yoga, etc.

Should I continue with my regular vitamins?
PaleoCleanse contains many vitamins and other nutrients to help meet your daily requirements. You may suspend natural supplements during the detox if your health care practitioner agrees, but continue to take any medically prescribed pharma ceuticals. Ask your health care practitioner if you have any specific questions.

What about organic produce?
Fruits and vegetables that are consistently the most contaminated with pesticides should be purchased organic. These include:

Apples Cherries Peache Red Raspberries
Bell Peppers Grapes (imported) Pears Spinach
Celery Nectarines Potatoes Strawberries

Fruits and vegetables that are consistently the most contaminated with pesticides should be purchased organic. These include:

Asparagus Broccoli Kiwi Papaya
Avocado Cauliflower Mangos Pineapple
Bananas Corn (sweet) Onions Peas (sweet)

Irvine Chiropractor Dr. Jeff Shad DC, CMUADetoxification is the most exciting tool in natural medicine for its simplicity, low cost and superior therapeutic results. It’s actually fun to participate and you’ll feel results almost immediately.

Our bodies detox continuously as a natural function. It’s only when our detox mechanisms become overloaded that the process becomes less efficient and symptoms may occur. Toxins may be internal or external in origin. Pollution or pesticides in our food source put undue stress on our detox organs, the kidneys and liver. Improper digestion and imbalanced gut ecology provide internal forms of toxins in the way of metabolic by-products stemming from certain bacteria which have toxic side effects and therefore impact negatively on overall health by compromising detox pathways.

It has been suggested that toxic overload contributes to more serious conditions such as autoimmune diseases, inflammatory/rheumatoid arthritis and neurological disorders such as Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s. The goal of this program is to gently and slowly cleanse your body of toxins that add an extra burden so serious diseases like these can be avoided. This program should turn your liver into a healthy, cleansing machine.

Symptoms which may be relieved by following a detox program include:

Digestive problems Bad breath Fatigue
Irritability General malaise Constipation
Headaches Itchy skin Skin rashes
Joint pain Weight loss resistance Poor concentration

What a carefully planned detoxification program can offer you:

Anti-aging effects Clearer skin and eyes
Increased productivity Greater motivation and creativity
Weight loss Reduction of allergic symptoms

Mental Detoxification:
The cleansing of our mind of negative thought patterns is essential to health and physical detoxification and can aid in this process. Emotionally, detoxification helps us uncover and express hidden frustrations, anger, resentments and fear and replace them with forgiveness, love, joy and hope.


Detoxification is a continuous physiologic process that your body depends on for survival. There are complex cellular detoxification mechanisms that are constantly at work for you all day, every day. Natural and synthetic chemicals are processed by this complex system of cells, organs, and organ systems to keep you healthy in the face of a virtually constant barrage of toxic material. Our program is an excellent tool to improve your detoxification in the short term. The following suggestions will help you keep your body’s toxic burden low and your detox mechanisms working for the long haul.

Notes on Plastic
Heating foods in plastic releases harmful chemicals.
You should never heat food in plastic…use glass or
ceramic instead.
Skin Brushing
To aid in lymphatic drainage, use a dry, natural fiber
shower brush or loofah to massage your entire body
before you shower or bathe. Start at the toes, and
gently scrub using circular motions toward your heart.
Clean Water
Public tap water is often contaminated. Drink and
cook with only pure filtered water and consider adding
a filter to your shower.
Microwave Ovens
Although the convenience of microwaves is
indisputable, this method of heating can disrupt
chemical linkages in otherwise healthy foods and
decrease the nutritional value. Heat on a stovetop or
oven whenever possible and use a cast iron pan. Avoid
Teflon and synthetic non-stick coatings.
One of the best ways to increase your metabolic
activity is to simply use your body. Daily exercise has
innumerable benefits including building lean muscle
mass which helps you burn more calories at rest.
Consider jumping on a mini trampoline for 3-5
minutes a day to give a boost to your health and
vitality. Sweating also releases toxins.

5 Fun and Easy Tips for Enhancing the Detox

  • Drink 1 cup of hot water with 1/4 lemon and 2 pinches of cayenne pepper first thing upon waking (on an empty stomach). This is very simple but you would be amazed how many people say they can’t live without it once they start!
  • Use a ‘dry brush’ to massage your entire body before getting into the shower. Use a circular motion and work towards the heart. Then shower or bathe. Facilitates circulation and toxic elimination through the skin.
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* One serving of PaleoCleanse is 2 heaping scoops. A single scoop serving is one    heaping scoop.
** One serving of PaleoMeal is 1 scoop. One serving of DF PaleoMeal is 2 scoops.
*** PaleoFiber can be taken all at once, or can be divided into separate dosages.
**** PaleoGreens can be taken all at once, or can be divided into separate dosages.
Irvine Chiropractor Dr. Jeff Shad DC, CMUA

Follow these guidelines THROUGHOUT the 21 Day Detoxification Program (including precleanse week):

  1. Nutritious foods may be consumed, but the Detox Program Food Guide is to be followed for the entire 21 day program.
  2. Drink one half oz per pound of body weight of purified water each and every day for the entire 21 day program.
  3. Take two Detoxification Support Packets each day and continue for entire 21 days.
  4. Eliminate dairy products such as milk, cheese or ice cream. If you are tolerant, you may use natural, unsweetened, live culture yogurt.
  5. Eliminate all foods containing yeast and all foods that promote yeast overgrowth (processed foods, refined sugars, commercially prepared condiments, breads, peanuts, vinegar and alcoholic beverages).
  6. Eliminate gluten by avoiding foods which contain wheat, oats, rye and barley. This includes pasta, bread products, crackers, cereals. Gluten-free grains include brown rice, millet, quinoa, wild rice and cornmeal. Pastas are available made from these grains as well.
  7. Eliminate meats such as beef, pork and veal. Chicken, turkey, lamb and cold water fish such as salmon, mackerel and halibut are acceptable fresh or canned. Select from free range whenever possible, and select wild salmon over farm-raised.
  8. Eliminate all alcohol-containing products including beer and wine.
  9. Eliminate all caffeine-containing beverages including coffee, tea and soda. Also avoid decaffeinated coffee.

Modified Elimination Diet

Optimal Food Choices – To be followed for the entire 21 day detoxification program.

Optimal Protein Choices:
Free Chicken and
Poultry, Lamb, Cold Water
Fish (salmon, halibut, cod,
mackerel, tuna – choose wild
ocean fish over farm raised fish), Organic
Eggs, BeansOptimal Fat Choices:
Flaxseed and Walnut Oils,
Extra Virgin
Olive Oil, Organic Coconut
Milk or Oil, Avocado, Raw Nuts and SeedsLow Glycemic Index Fruit Choices:
Berries (blueberries/raspberries/
Moderate Glycemic Index Fruit Choices:
Cherries, Pears,
Apricots, Melons, Plums,
Oranges, Peaches, Grapefruit, Apples,
Prunes, Kiwi Fruit, Nectarines, TangerinesBeverages :
Herbal Teas, Spring Water, Vegetable
Juices, Unsweetened
Almond Milk or
Rice Milk, Chicken or Vegetable BrothCondiments:
Lemon, Lime, Cayenne Pepper, Sea Salt,
Garlic, Fresh Herbs and Spices
Vegetable Choices:
Assorted, Seasonal Non-Starchy
Fresh VegetablesGluten Free Grains:
Quinoa Flakes or Pasta, Millet,
Brown and/or Wild Rice, AmaranthMisc. Snack Choices:
Bob’s Red Mill Gluten Free Hot
Cereal, Organic Rice Cakes, Rice or
Gluten Free Crackers, Almond or
Walnut Butter, Hummus (Chick Pea
Choose a combination of the following vegetables equaling approximately 1 ½ – 2 cups: celery, green beans, zucchini, spinach, parsley.
Place vegetables in a soup pot with a significant amount of filtered water (More than enough to cover). Bring to boil and then let simmer
for 45 minutes. Strain and keep the broth. You may drink as much of this broth as you want during the 21 day Detoxification Program but at
least 1 cup per day. This recipe will keep in the refrigerator for 3 days. Please do not freeze and defrost. Make fresh as needed. If you do
not have a sensitive system you may puree the vegetables and broth together in a blender and take as a heartier soup.DETOX SMOOTHIE RECIPES
Other variations to enhance flavor and nutritional value include adding any of the following: PaleoFiber, ground flaxseeds, PaleoGreens,
PaleoReds, cod liver oil or fish oil, frozen organic fruit. *For PaleoCleanse amounts follow dosage on titration schedule.
Basic Recipe
Blend the following ingredients:

  • *PaleoCleanse
  • 1 scoop PaleoMeal vanilla
  • ½ cup frozen organic berries
  • ½ cup water or unsweetened    rice milk
  • water and ice
Go-Green Smoothie
Blend the following ingredients:

  • *PaleoCleanse
  • 1 scoop PaleoMeal Vanilla
  • 2 Tbs PaleoGreens
  • 1 Tbs ground flaxseeds
  • water and ice
Southern Style Smoothie
Blend the following ingredients:

  • *PaleoCleanse
  • 1 scoop PaleoMeal Vanilla
  • 1 Tbs ground flaxseeds
  • ½ cup frozen organic peaches
  • ½ cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 2 tsp grated ginger
  • Pinch of cinnamon
  • water and ice
Apricot and Raspberry Smoothie
Blend the following ingredients:

  • *PaleoCleanse
  • 1 scoop PaleoMeal Vanilla
  • 2 Tbs PaleoGreens
  • ½ cup frozen organic raspberries
  • ½ cup fresh or water packed apricots
  • Pinch of cinnamon
  • water and ice
Workout Smoothie
Blend the following ingredients:

  • *PaleoCleanse
  • 1 scoop PaleoFiber
  • 1 Tbs PaleoGreens
  • 1 Tbs ground flaxseeds
  • ½ cup frozen mango
  • ½ cup coconut milk
  • Pinch ground ginger
  • water and ice
Strawberry Dream
Blend the following ingredients:

  • *PaleoCleanse
  • 1 scoop PaleoMeal Strawberry
  • 2 Tbs PaleoGreens
  • ½ cup frozen strawberries
  • water