Our column, Living The Method™, addresses components of Amie’s method associated with the physical layer of healing the body. The physical layers of healing include anti-inflammatory food, movement, epigenetics, and detoxification. The Valpone Method™ is a formula inspired by Amie’s personal health journey from the past 12 years of healing a myriad of chronic illnesses to address healing on three layers: physical, emotional and energetic.
This article is part of a three-part series so I highly suggest you start with Part I: The Immune System and Part II: 3 Steps to Gut Health before reading this article so that you can fully understand how powerful these probiotics are and exactly how they target different areas of the body.
Today we’re talking about detoxification.
Now, detoxification (detox) is quite misunderstood by many people because we’ve been taught to believe that detox is going on a cleanse or starving yourself or depriving yourself and that couldn’t be further from the truth. As I mention in my best-selling book, Eating Clean, detox is simply about getting the junk out of your body (heavy metals, mold, Candida, parasites, and other forms of toxicity) so that your body can work efficiently and effectively on its own because YOUR BODY CAN HEAL ITSELF but it needs the proper building blocks to support it and allow it to work its magic.
When our body is bogged down by physical toxins, as mentioned above, as well as emotional and energetic toxins, which I’ve started to address in our monthly column, Unraveling, you can start to see how the body stops working efficiently and symptoms start to appear.
Your symptoms may be anxiety.
Or weight gain.
Or muscle pain.
Or a metallic taste in your mouth.
Or brittle hair and nails. The list can go on and on…
Or perhaps you’ve experienced all of the above. I surely had all of the above throughout the last decade because I had so many systems in my body that were working at about 20% of their capacity including my liver, gallbladder, digestion, immune system and endocrine system (hormones). One of my energy healers told me that on my first visit he didn’t know where to start because it was like trying to put a fire out in a huge home – there were so many things that were shutting down and he was overwhelmed. Yep, that was me. I seriously still have NO idea how I made it through all of this but that’s a whole other story.
Okay back to detox.
What I’ve learned over all these years is that if you don’t detoxify the “junk” out of the body, you can’t just add miracle grow (in the form of clean foods, potions, powders and supplements) because you have to get to the root cause of what’s causing the toxicity and symptoms before you can start to replenish the body with what it needs to thrive.
Liver Detoxification + Probiotics
This is why I partnered with Dr. Ohhira’s probiotics because their products are clean and they know exactly what it takes to heal the body. As you’ve read in the previous two sections of this series, the owners of Dr. Ohhira’s have been through their own battle with health issues and have tried everything under the sun just like myself. We bonded over this because it’s not every day you meet someone who understands the deeper layers of healing and what it truly takes to heal the body. That said, I couldn’t wait to partner with them and introduce you to two products I’ve been using and really enjoy.
The first one, which I haven’t told you about yet, is their Reg’Activ – Detox & Liver Health, which is a probiotic that supports healthy liver function and is a total paradigm-changing probiotic that produces primary liver health antioxidants. It’s loaded with a powerhouse of ingredients, including the revolutionary probiotic strain Lactobacillus fermentum ME-3, which has been studied for over 20 years and found to support healthy glutathione levels, which is key to a healthy liver*. I talked a lot about glutathione (the body’s main antioxidant and a key driver in helping you heal) in the last article in this series. You can read about glutathione here if you missed it! Here’s what else you can find inside:
- L-selenothionine (this is a form of selenium that’s easy to digest and helps promote glutathione peroxidase to support the health of your liver’s tissue*)
- L-methionine & NAC (these are two powerful precursors to creating glutathione* and I have taken these individually for years before I knew about this product because they’re so helpful)
- Milk thistle extract (also known as silymarin, a supplement I was on for many years and I wish I knew that it had to be paired with these other ingredients in order to be beneficial!)
Detox + Your Immune System
The second product, Reg´Activ IMMUNE & VITALITY*, includes everything you need for you to start your journey with detoxification AND it includes the body’s main powerhouse antioxidant, glutathione, which is what so many supplements are lacking these days. Your body cannot detoxify toxins without this antioxidant and the majority of us are depleted of glutathione due to stress and our unhealthy lifestyles sitting at desks and eating packaged foods that are void of nutrients. Not only does this product include glutathione, but it also includes many vitamins that are not commonly found in probiotic brands to support liver detox pathways I and II.
- Vitamin C (in my opinion, way too many people do not realize the benefits of Vitamin C in detoxification – this is a HUGE missing piece that most doctors do not understand)
- B Vitamins (especially if you are vegetarian or vegan, these B Vitamins are so important for the liver detoxification process and most of us are not getting adequate amounts that we need to remove toxins on a daily basis)
- High-Quality Probiotics
- L-Carnitine tartrate (supports healthy energy levels)*
I highly suggest checking out this product because it’s by far one of the best I’ve ever seen and because of that, I was even able to get you 10% off of Reg’Activ – Detox & Liver Health AND 10% off Reg´Activ IMMUNE & VITALITY* by using the discount code APPLE10 so you could try it for yourself.
It’s also important to note that both Reg´Activ and Dr. Ohhira’s Probiotics contain a probiotic component. However, the strains utilized by these two product lines are radically different and work on separate body systems. Dr. Ohhira Probiotics and Reg´Activ are not rival products. On the contrary, they are extremely synergetic but with differing commitments and capabilities. The similarity between these groundbreaking formulations is the decades of science backing their validity and health restorative effects.
Now, let’s discuss the 5 Steps to Detox Naturally, shall we?
5 STEPS TO DETOX NATURALLY
STEP 1 // Remove the Toxic 13 (the foods I highly suggest removing for 21 days outlined in my book, Eating Clean) to determine which foods are causing hidden inflammation in your body.
STEP 2 // Filter your tap water and NO you cannot use a Brita! That will not do anything. You need a filter that removes fluoride, heavy metals, pharma pills, etc. This is the water filter I have that I love and it’s easy to use. It sits right on your countertop.
STEP 3 // Remove all the plastic in your kitchen and your home because plastic leaches into your food and it WILL negatively affect your hormones. Our Non-Toxic SHOP is a great place to find our favorite non-plastic items for your home and kitchen.
STEP 4 // Take a look at the ingredients in your personal care products in your bathroom because many of them are filled with chemicals and hormone disruptors. These ALL contribute to the level of toxicity in your body because your liver has to filter them out somehow. My book Eating Clean provides you with a detailed chart on all the chemicals to avoid and also offers the brands I love to use and trust for items like shampoo, conditioner, body wash, toothpaste and more.
STEP 5 // Take high-quality probiotics simultaneously with ingredients that help support liver detoxification just like Reg’Activ – Detox & Liver Health do. Since I’m such a fan of this product for the immune system, the gut and the liver for detoxification, I was even able to get you 10% off of both products by using the discount code APPLE10 so you could try them for yourself.
If you’re looking for more information on detox and how to jumpstart your journey to feeling better and ridding unwanted symptoms, check out my book, Eating Clean, and our 30 Day Reset, which will only be available for a limited time.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.