28 Day Cleanse/Detoxification

Modified Elimination Diet with 28-Day Cleanse Guidelines

Products needed: Opti Cleanse GHI/ or I5 /MedCaps DPO, a good multi-vitamin like Active Essentials

Wanting to lose weight, improve energy, and feel good?  Everyone needs a good cleanse every once in awhile!  This is not a bowel cleanse but a “metabolic” cleanse to help your body’s systems re-align and start working the way they were intended.   This dietary approach has been most helpful with patients who complain of fatigue, recurrent gastrointestinal problems (especially diarrhea), food intolerance or sensitivity, chemical or environmental sensitivities, chronic headache, and muscle or joint pain of unknown origin.

It is theorized that, by simply eliminating foods that are most commonly associated with chronic disease and by providing a low glycemic , antioxidant-rich diet, one can substantially improve his or her health and quality of life.  This plan goes beyond dietary modification, striving to achieve an optimal health outcome.  The plan incorporates very high quality, clinically tested functional food shakes that contain ingredients scientifically proven to support health body composition and the body’s natural detoxification mechanisms.

The first weeks of your 28-Day Cleanse may be challenging: however, your effort will be rewarded.  Although you will need to avoid many foods and beverages you are accustomed to eating daily, you will likely discover palate-pleasing flavors and textures among alternate foods.  You will also enjoy the convenience of a functional food “shakes” and the variety of flavors available.  Most everyone who carefully follows his/her practitioner’s dietary advice and consumes the shakes and supplements as recommended achieve success.  They feel better, look healthier and younger, and have more energy.

This plan is only to be used under supervision of a licensed healthcare practitioner following a comprehensive assessment of your personal needs and subsequent adjustments to the basic plan if necessary.  The plan should not be followed beyond 28 days without proper reassessment.   Your response to this plan is based upon your individual biochemical make up, medical history, and health status at the time you begin.  Should any troublesome symptoms occur while using the plan, discontinue the functional food and contact your healthcare practitioner for guidance.

The diet is dairy- and gluten-free and usually well tolerated.

Primary Guidelines:

28-Day Cleanse – The Plan:

Food Group



Meat & PoultryLegumesFishEggs Chicken, Turkey, lean LambAll legumes, dried peas, lentilsCold-water Fish (Salmon, Halibut, Mackerel, Trout)Boarshead (nitrate free) turkey is okay. Red meat, Cold cuts, Frankfurter, Sausage, Canned Meat and Canned TunaEggs or any egg replacement of any kind
Dairy Products Milk Substitutes (Rice Milk & Nut Milk) Milk, Soy, Cheese, Cottage Cheese, Yogurt, Ice Cream, Cream, Non-Dairy Creamers
Starch Sweet Potato, Arrowroot, Brown Rice, Tapioca, Buckwheat, Millet All gluten-containing products (Grains, Pasta, etc)All corn and corn-containing products
Bread/Cereal Any made from Rice, Quinoa, Amaranth, Buckwheat, Teff, Millet, Soy, Potato Flour, Tapioca or ArrowrootEzekiel and Genesis breads are okay. All made from Wheat, Oat, Spelt, Kamut, Rye, Barley or Gluten-Containing Grains
Vegetables All vegetables, preferably organic, fresh, frozen or freshly juiced, especially cruciferous such as cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts, kale, collards, radishes and watercress Any vegetables creamed or canned and made with prohibited ingredients. All corn and any corn-containing products.
Fruits Preferably organic, fresh, unsweetened frozen and/or water-packed canned fruits. Citrus, strawberries, sulfite-containing dried fruit, sweetened fruit drinks, fruitades, jams, jellies and syrups
Soup Clear. Vegetable-based broth; homemade vegetarian, chicken or turkey soup; chili made with ground chicken or turkey Any soups creamed or cannedAny with gluten flours or grains
Beverages Freshly prepared or unsweetened fruit or vegetable juice (preferably organic), filtered water, non-citrus caffeine-free Herbal Tea Milk, dairy-based products, Coffee, Tea, Cocoa, Postum, Alcoholic Beverages, Soda, Sweetened Beverages, Citrus Drinks
Fats/Oils Cold, expeller pressed, unrefined, light-shielded Canola Oil, Olive Oil, Salad dressing made from allowed ingredients and preservative/additive free Margarine, Shortening, Butter, Refined Oils, Salad Dressing and Spreads
Nuts/Seeds Almond and/or Cashew Butter.  (Limit to 2 tablespoons a day) Nuts of any kind are not encouraged
Sweeteners Brown Rice Syrup, Fruit Sweeteners (Agave), Stevia, and Xylotol as a sweetener Brown Sugar, Honey, Molasses, Maple Syrup, Fructose,All Artificial Sweeteners
Condiments Salt-free Herbs and Seasonings-Basil, Cay, Caraway, Chives, Cinnamon, Curry, Dill, Fry Mustards, Garlic, Ginger, Mace, Marjoram, Mint, Nutmeg, Parsley, Poppy Seeds, Balsamic or Rice Vinegar, Savory, Tarragon Salt, Soy Sauce, Mayonnaise, Ketchup

28 Day Shake Calendar

For snack ideas and more details see the enclosed brochure.  28-Day Cleanse Brochure

What do I do after the 28-Day Cleanse?  – See 28-Day Cleanse Brochure

Supplements Needed:

Functional Food (you’ll need 5 containers to complete the full 28 days).  Choose one of the following:

  1.  OptiCleanse GHI Shake – This formula provides optimal detoxification and supports the gastrointestinal mucosa and the body’s natural anti-inflammatory response.
  2. Daily MutliVitamin & Mineral  – Active Nutrients
  3. Start your 28 Day Cleanse with the 6-Day Detox Kit.


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