Well hello YouTube Dr. Andreas Boettcher here from the Scientific Advisory Board here at Kyäni and in this episode of Kyäni Wellness TV, we’re going to talk about one of the most uncommon, common causes of detoxification symptoms and what you can do about them. You know one of the things that truly fascinated me about the human bodies it’s remarkable ability to heal itself. In fact what actually got me involved in medicine in the first place was an injury I sustained as a varsity soccer player when I actually fractured my tibia and fibula, the lower leg, and a compound fracture playing a game. I thought at that moment I would actually never walk again, but it was during that six-month recovery time when I could actually see through the progressive healing and through x-rays how the body could calcify and heal itself and my bone and my leg could actually heal stronger than it was before I actually broke it. When it comes to detoxification, the body is truly a marvel and it never ceases to amaze me and, quite frankly, it never ceases to amaze me how much we actually still really know or what little we really know when it comes to the the powerhouse of our human body and it has a remarkable ability to heal itself and I’ve always believed that let food be thy medicine because when you give your body what it needs at a cellular level it’s amazing what it can do to maintain a long healthy and vibrant life and our goal here at Kyani wellness TV is really to teach you healthy living not only do we provide you with world-class supplements and hopefully you enjoy this training and the episodes that we do but provide you with real-time tools and strategies and techniques to balance and maintain your most precious asset and that being your health through these incredibly busy times being a father being a mother, being an entrepreneur, being a husband, being a wife, and all of the other demands that pull at our schedules. So, with that being said, I want to talk about detoxification in particular, because when you look at the human body, it’s designed to cleanse itself. We’re bombarded today with so many processed foods, chemicals, additives even so-called FDA approved foods, and of course pharmacology and medicine and prescriptions and pollution and pesticides and there’s an onslaught that attacks our body on a daily basis. Not to mention of course the food choices that we make. So, our body has its own built-in cleansing and detoxification systems and it begins with your skin–the largest organ of the body and I think it compromises about 16 percent of your total body weight. It’s constantly sloughing off old cells and replacing them with new cells and, of course, over time that ability degrades. My wife Patricia, if you’ve seen her, she is a licensed aesthetician and works with our Fleuresse Skin Care Line to help you preserve the healthy cells and replication of those cells, so that you can maintain that youthful and vibrant appearance, but it’s more than just appearance. It’s also your source for sweat and perspiring and removing those excess toxins that we’re often exposed to. The lungs not only responsible for intake of oxygen, but for eliminating co2, a byproduct of metabolism and of course a waste product that we need to be able to get rid of. The digestive tract or the intestinal tract of course for obvious reasons helps us to get rid of the things that the body no longer needs. Then of course, the liver. The liver is a major detoxification organ and we all know that alcohol, this is where it’s processed, and excess alcohol can lead to all types of problems and not to mention all the other toxins that we’re exposed to. It’s constantly working without us even thinking about it; helping to remove those impurities and waste products. Then of course, the kidneys, which are filtering your blood 24/7 365 days a year removing your body’s waist and then excreting that through our urine and so it’s really important to understand that we have our own built-in detoxification systems. Now, before I go into the symptoms of detox and what many can experience when they start making positive health choices in their life, is I want to talk about one of our products for a moment. Not from the perspective of “go out and buy.” Now certainly, I hope you enjoy our Sunrise product it is absolutely astounding and powerful, but the point that I really want to make here is that it’s not uncommon when you start a program like our Triangle of Health that when you start giving your body what it needs at a cellular level, when you look at our product, Sunrise, it has over twenty two of the most obscure superfoods that you are likely not getting. Plus over 60 trace minerals that the majority of Americans are deficient in. So what happens in the body is that it recognizes all of this newfound vibrant fuel that was not there, because the average American diet is nutritionally bankrupt with over eighty percent of their calories coming from processed, nutritionally bankrupt food. As a result, these natural detoxification systems struggle to do their job, because they’re not getting the fuel they need at a cellular level. This is really important to understand. It’s not uncommon for those that start a program like the Triangle Health when they start giving their body these powerful superfoods, antioxidants, polyphenols, bioflavonoids, anthocyanins, vitamins, minerals, water-soluble antioxidants and fat soluble antioxidants, and then you combine that with the power of Nitro Nutrition, which helps dilate blood flows, helps even accelerate waste product removal and nutrient exchange, that it’s all of a sudden like your body just wakes up and it’s detoxification systems go up and as a result with all of these impurities now flowing through your body and through your blood, it’s not uncommon to have some initial side effects. I want you to think about it like going to the gym. When you start giving your body what it needs at a nutritional level. We all know that if we have stayed away from fitness, we haven’t exercised for a while, and we go to the gym that the first few weeks are going to be tough. You’re gonna be sore, you’re gonna be stiff, you’re not gonna feel like it, you’re gonna go, “oh my gosh” your body’s going, “what the heck are you doing? You used to sit on the couch and now you want to go do that?” It’s not uncommon for something similar like that to be happening on an internal level. So here are just some of the symptoms that you could be experiencing when it comes to detoxification or starting a high-quality nutritional supplementation program. I won’t read them all off to you hopefully to be superimposed over the screen here, but it’s more than likely that you’ll recognize that you may be experiencing some of the same. Now I will say, with all full transparency these symptoms may be related to other factors as well. Look, I’ve never met you, I’m not your doctor, I’m not your physician, I don’t know your health history, I don’t know what choices you’ve made. What I do know is that the poorer your lifestyle choices have been and the longer they have been prior to beginning a new health and wellness program, the greater the likelihood that you were going to experience detoxification symptoms. It’s just the same as the gym: the longer you’ve stayed away from the gym, the harder it’s going to be for you to get into the gym. Here’s my number one bit of advice for you if you’re experiencing detoxification: You cannot go wrong with giving your body the nutrition that it needs at a cellular level. Your body needs these fuels; these are non-negotiables. Your body needs antioxidants and polyphenols and bioflavonoids and anthocyanins and if you’re not consuming six to ten servings of fruits and vegetables and you are having a heavily processed sugar-rich diet that’s just robbing you of your nutrition, we need these! These are non negotiables. There is no way around them, you must be getting these. My first and foremost choice is always going to be food, but I don’t know where you’re gonna find maca berry or acai berry or aronia or wolf berry or even ashwagandha or amla not to mention the wild Alaskan blueberry on your grocery shelf. So I certainly buy my fruits and vegetables at the grocery store, but I compliment them with a great supplementation program so that I can give my body every chance to be healthy. You know I’m 48 right now, I don’t get headaches, I don’t get migraines, Ihave more energy and vitality than I ever have and I can outrun my teenagers in the gym all day every day all day long. It really comes down to choices and healthy living comes down to the choices that you make on a daily basis. so just choose wisely. We ultimately, inevitably know what we need to do. I would challenge you to stop looking for ways to keep doing what you did in the past as you try to move forward into your your new health and wellness goal. So here are some steps that you can take, and these are just real quick. Here’s number one: switch out the sugary beverages and just cut out sugar altogether. I’m, you know, for the most part I’m lucky if I have 25 grams sugar for the entire day. If you can just start making that a goal, you will eliminate so much of the withdrawal symptoms, but in essence this will also add to the withdrawal initially because sugar, according to some research, is more addictive than cocaine, and food the food industry knows this and they hide it in everything from drinks to condiments to foods to sauces. Restaurants are notorious for using it because their end goal is to make the food taste so great that you want to come back, but it doesn’t mean that it’s going to be good for you and I’ve even seen them ruin great salads with these strategies. What I encourage you to do is switch out those sugary beverages and start giving your body the water that it needs. Reach for that eight to ten ounces of water before you ever have a meal, before you think about any alternative beverage. Why? Because water is a natural diuretic, it helps to remove the impurities and the toxins that are building in your body, so when you start a superfood program, start taking care of your body through healthy living as we like to call it. There are toxins floating around in your body and you want to have make sure you have as much water as you can to help cleanse your blood and to help excrete them through your urine so you can ride through this initial wave of detoxification symptoms, which can be short-lived, how long I have no idea, because again, like I said, we’ve never met, I don’t know your health history. So the point is, that you make sure you’re consuming lots of water when you’re beginning to make healthy changes in your life. Wwap out the processed food; this is really important that you do that. Start getting rid of the processed meat and start looking for what I prefer: pasture-raised eggs, wild fish, grass-fed beef, grass-fed steak, and start giving your body what it needs from natural sources the best that you can. Processed food is laden with so many different chemicals and additives that really only add more toxicity to your blood and of course the symptoms. Increase your intake of raw foods. Now there’s a little bit of a debate on that>I do like to steam them a little bit, particularly when you start getting into like legumes and things like that. Soaking them in water and reducing lectin content and making sure I’m cooking sweet potatoes and yams letting them store and the cool and eating them cold. Those will help reduce lectin levels. Lectin levels I’ll leave for another conversation. They can lead to leaky gut syndrome, inflammatory conditions, and so forth and there’s some debate also in the raw food that it actually helps to cook them just a little bit and I like to have my vegetables a little bit al dente if you will. Lightly steamed maybe lightly grilled still pretty crunchy, but just breaking down some of the hard nutrition in there so that can aid in the digestive tract making sure that it’s helping to cleanse my body. Get the eight hours of sleep. It’s amazing how we put our sleep on the back burner and this is where the body is recovering and it’s your recovery that makes you stronger. When I work out with clients at the gym or work out with my son, if you see in his transformation he’s 14 years old he’s lost 22 pounds and I tell him and I’ll tell you the gym, honestly is the easy part. You know that’s 45 minutes out of your day. It’s what are you gonna do with those other 23 hours and 15 minutes in your lifestyle choices, you’re sleeping, you’re food choices, that are really going to make the difference. The gym is really just the stimulus. It’s what you do after in your recovery where your muscles grow, your body gets stronger, you get leaner, you lose fat, your body’s recovering, its sleep where your body produces natural HGH, you natural human growth hormone that speeds up metabolism, accelerates fat loss, maintains youthful appearance, healthy skin, and the list goes on and on. Sleep is incredibly important; make sure that you look at your schedule and start thinking about where can you make adjustments in your schedule so that you can get that eight hours of sleep in. And then of course, incorporate regular exercise. Exercise is honestly is the the greatest elixir to health in my opinion with more benefits than you could ever package in all of the pharmacology and all of the supplements in the world combined. It’s natural without side effects other than having more health, more vitality, more energy, more focus, more stamina, more endurance, and living a more active life as you age. So not only are all those things important, but exercise is incredibly important, because it actually helps to boost your metabolism, improve blood flow, and prove your nitric oxide production, which helps eliminate waste products, boost your body’s ability sweat, eliminating the toxins through the skin, so very important that you start with making sure that you have incorporated a regular exercise program. Finally, having natural stress relievers. Stress obviously increases the body stress hormone, cortisol and so you need to find ways to have outlets for your stress and that might be reading a book under a tree in a hammock, that might be watching a sunset. You know, I live here in San Diego. I like to go put my toes in the sand and watch a sunset there. Maybe it’s playing a musical instrument, maybe it’s just going for a walk outside, and just getting some fresh air, or meditation, or yoga. For me, it’s movement meditation. I love to move. Those who know me know I have a very hard time sitting still. I like to move and that’s where I get my greatest clarity and eliminate my stress. Think about whatever stress is in your life that you may be having and how you can channel it into positive lifestyle choices for you. Personally, you know, I lost my mother about two years ago now. At the time of the filming of this video and my father about a year and a half ago. I lost him about six months apart. It was an incredibly stressful time. Now, rather than going into deep depression and sitting on the couch and eating bonbons and feeding away my depression, I chose to compete in a men’s physique show to get my body back into shape and it’s amazing when you can take that kind of hurt and that kind of pain and that kind of anger and that kind of loneliness and my rocks in my life were gone and what am I going to do, and you can channel that into your health and well-being. It was amazing the amount of weight I could push, the intensity that I could have at gym, and having that outlet. I cannot encourage you enough to find whatever works for you. I’m not saying you have to go do a men’s physique show, that’s just me ,how can I push myself out of my comfort zone and really go for something extraordinary? It really helped me get through that time and all I can encourage you is if you’re having something stressful in your life to find positive ways to put it back into your health, because I can tell you the ROI that I got into doing that show in my health and well-being, if you watch last week’s episode where I talked about my own personal story about overcoming an autoimmune condition, if you haven’t watched that, go back to the last week’s episode. I share that story with you there. It’s amazing what can be done for you so that’s all I can courage you to do and of course our healthy living challenge is one other thing that I can strongly encourage you to do. You know, using world-class supplements that give you the foundational, non-negotiable nutraceuticals, antioxidants, polyphenols, etc. that your body needs to help maintain cardiovascular well-being, maintain healthy levels of blood pressure, maintaining a healthy inflammatory response to help you combat the negative effects of stress and strain and pollution, and everything else that we’re facing. Combine that with healthy fitness, healthy nutrition program, healthy exercise program, they really all work synergistically together. It’s not a 30-day challenge, it’s not a 90 day challenge, you just don’t take care of your health part time, it’s not just about getting to an after photo or looking like a magazine cover. You know, in my own story, getting my labs and getting the blood out of my urine through natural choices and helping restore natural kidney function, through making lifestyle choices by a combination of all of these things repeated over time is what I’m more proud of than what I did on stage in a men’s physique show. At the end of the day, you got to make sure that your labs are in order, that everything internally is working the way that it should be, be patient with any symptoms of detoxification that you have, ride the wave. Post your comments and your questions below. I hope you enjoyed today’s episode, and I’ll see you again in another episode of Kyäni Wellness TV. Best in health.