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Dr Bob Rakowski Detox Testimonial

Detox Kicks Bad Habits!

I recently received a great testimonial from someone who went through the ‘Dr Bob Detox’ in order to help him stop drinking so much.

Before sharing his results, here is an update of further benefits I have received:

 Detox Can reveal Your True Addictions

Dear Chris.

I completed my 7 day detox this morning and thought you may be interested in my thoughts and the results I achieved.

Firstly, as you know, my primary reason for detoxing was to try and wean myself off the bottle of wine a day I have been consuming for the past considerable length of time. Hypnotherapy (at the pain clinic), meditation, concerns over high blood pressure and concerns from friends and family haven’t been able to help me reduce my consumption at all. Though I follow a healthy diet (no irony intended), weight train, cycle and run most days of the week I have also become reliant on Diet Coke to see me through the energy lows that come from consuming so much alcohol and I have been drinking at least a litre a day, often more!

Hence the Programme.

Having made the commitment I had no fear that I would be able to complete it but, despite watching the film of your experience, my primary concern was that I would have a major reaction to alcohol and caffeine deprivation; would end up with blinding headaches, diarrhea, zero energy, etc and be continually hungry. Chris, the programme was excellent!

I can honestly say that I didn’t experience a prolonged headache throughout the 7 days. I got the occasional pain (rather like a hunger pain, a niggling irritation in my temple that lasted until I had some vegetables), but nothing like I’ve been experiencing from all the wine I’ve been consuming or my bodies reaction when I’ve attempted to reduce my caffeine intake.

Days 2 and 7 were my worst days:

Day 2. Very little energy and feelings of anxiety alternating with poor focus (not all the time but when it was time to take another shake).

Day 7. No energy and bad tempered (out of sorts), but maybe due to feeling so well on Day 6 I had done too much exercise and gardening!

Days 3,4,5,and 6. Woke up with lots of energy, was able to continue with my free weight programme and gentle 3km runs each day. Felt focused and perfectly able to work.

I was really impressed with the programme, the shakes are filling and reasonably tasty (as you know). My major problem was with eating so many ‘greens’. I can honestly say I missed salt more than I missed either the wine or the Coke, however what I craved most was fruit; a continual longing for any fresh fruit at all times of the day…I guess it was sugar I really wanted and, apart from wine,fruit is my primary source of sugar.

Anyway, here are the results from my 7 day programme. I weighed myself each day, took three blood pressure readings from which i got the days average and then calculated the reduction for the week.

BP: 06/07/15                             132/ 84

BP: 13/07/15                             115/ 78

Waist:     06/07                              34.5″

Weight:     06/07                           67kg
                 13/07                                   64.1kg

Body Fat:     06/07                16.4

Muscle:            06/07                53.1
                         13/07                52.1

Visceral Fat: 06/07                    7.5
13/07                        5

I’m amazed by the reduction in my blood pressure and if I can keep off the salt as well as the wine and coke I have no doubt that I’ll be making an appointment with the Dr to discuss reducing my medication.

Waist reduction is great and by sticking to a clean diet, free of alcohol, aspartamine and soda I know I’ll reduce more fat from my waist line.

Visceral Fat result is fantastic!

I would wholeheartedly recommend this programme, it was easy, practical, simple, not too challenging and easy to fit in with my everyday life. The results are fantastic and I’m optimistic that I’ll be able to keep off the wine until I feel strong enough to reintroduce into my life occasionally and only at social occasions.

Many thanks Chris, wish me luck and wish me well




How to Detox Part 2

The Niacin and Sauna Detox

niacin and sauna detox

Detox Through Your Skin

Your skin is another major organ of elimination, but many people do not sweat on a regular basis. This may be due to wearing synthetic or tight clothing that does not breathe. Sedentary living and sun damage also inactivate your skin

Dr. George Yu, agraduate of Tufts University Medical School, did his surgical training at Harvard and Johns Hopkins. For the last 35 years, he’s been associated with George Washington University.

He developed a detox method used to treat Gulf War Syndrome in US veterans, and is supported by the US government.

“Of course, a lot of substances come out from your body. But the two biggest surface areas are the skin and the GI tract. In our clinic, we started thinking that we have to mobilize it not only from the skin by sweating after we use the niacin, but also using the GI tract to pull it out,” Dr. Yu explains.

“One of the things that I want to clarify is that people think detoxification is the process. I think it’s actually mobilization of the toxic chemicals, and then having a way to eliminate it and to excrete it out.

‘Detoxification’ by medical terms is only in the liver. That’s very important. But to mobilize things quickly, you have to use this kind of [mobilization and elimination] system.”

The basic protocol is to take high doses of niacin, (vitamin B3) which helps break down fat and release toxins.  You need the form that makes your skin flush.  You then exercise and go into a sauna to sweat.

Work up to a dose of 5,000 milligrams (mg) of niacin over the course of 30 days. Ordinarily however, 100 mg of niacin, once to twice per week, will be sufficient for most people

In terms of timing, you’ll want to begin your exercise 20 minutes after taking the niacin. Exercise for about 20 minutes, making sure you’re really breaking a sweat, then get into the sauna for up to an hour.

Again, do NOT try this without consulting a health care professional. Call us on 01707 662 704 for more help.

Dr Bob Rakowski 7 day Detox

How to Detox

How to detox, who needs to detox, and what is detox anyway?

Updated Sept 2017

There are 2 detox programs we use at Body In Balance.

We use the 90 day True Cellular Detox Program which is easy for anyone to do, and more importantly it is effective. We are the only people in the UK to offer this program.

The second program we use is an Intense 7 Day detox (and milder 30 day followup) which we use to get fast change in those who can tolerate it:

More on how we rebuild cells so you can heal and detox

What is a ‘Detox’, and Who Needs It?

Let’s start with the who…

Who Needs Detox

First off, people who are exposed regularly to toxins – which does not just mean industrial chemists. Dentists and hair dressers, and people who smoke – or who have smoked in the past. Remember, hair colouring is a toxic chemical, most make up and perfumes, and massive tattoos are also full of crud.

The truth is though, that there are so many toxins in the environment now that most of us have between 200 and 700 man made chemicals inside us!


5 Reasons You Need to Detox according to Mark Hyman ND

1. You have FLC Syndrome: Feel Like Crap.

You wake up feeling less than a million dollars!. You have symptoms like fatigue, brain fog, achiness, digestive issues, allergies, headaches.  Most of us don’t connect what we’re eating to how we feel

2. You can’t lose weight and keep it off (you want to fit into your jeans).

The scientific establishment has convinced us that losing weight is just a matter of calories in/calories out, that it’s about energy balance, about eating less and exercising more. How’s that working out for you? Possibly not so well! Problem is, the scientific establishment is different from the established science. The science says sugar and flour calories are WAY different from fat calories. Sugar triggers addiction, insulin release, inflammation, and belly fat storage.  Fat does not do that. Avoid nonsense such as low fat foods – including skimmed milk (it contains more sugar than full fat milk)

3. You can’t control your sugar and carb cravings (you may be suffering from food addiction – see above).

The fact is that sugar and flour are biologically addictive.. They takeover of your taste buds, brain chemistry, hormones and metabolism. Sugar is eight times more addictive than cocaine. If you are trying to use willpower alone to lose weight you may fail.

4. You never have detoxed.

Most of us have never in our life taken 7 days to put nothing in our bodies but delicious, whole clean food. Just 7 days. Even if you think you are healthy and feel good, you may not realize that your normal state is not your optimal state. Think of it as a tune-up, a super-quick, super-easy way to supercharge your health.

As I said in the video – Dr Bob Rakowski even gets elite, Olympic athletes to do better after 7 days on his detox protocol.

5. You need a STAYCATION.

All of us stray from living in a way that supports our health: too little sleep, too little exercise, too much bad food, too much stress, not enough time for ourselves. The best way to reset your life is a 7-day detox. Simple, delicious foods. No toxins or drugs, by which I mean sugar, flour, processed foods, caffeine or alcohol. Self-nurturing practices: deep breathing, sleeping 7-8 hours a night, a little exercise, self-love. All this works to get your body and mind back to their original factory settings—and quickly!


What is a Detox Anyway

Cleanses and detoxes are trendy, popular, and promise to clear out nasty toxins from your

body and make you healthier.  Chemicals from pesticides, chlorine, bleach and ammonia, and carbon monoxide build up over time and cause disease.  Heavy metals are often a culprit in general ‘illness’.

For example:

•             Calcium is replaced by lead, which deposits primarily in bone, and disrupts the formation of red blood cells. Lead contributes to poor bone health such as osteopenia and osteoporosis.

•             Zinc is replaced by cadmium, which tends to accumulate heavily in your kidneys. Cadmium overload is associated with peripheral neuropathy.

•             Magnesium is replaced by aluminum, which, among other things, induces neurochemical changes and has been identified as a contributing factor to developing Alzheimer’s.

•             Manganese is replaced by nickel, which is carcinogenic.


7 day juice detox

Detoxification is growing increasingly popular.

Juice cleanses, colon cleanses, fruit detoxes, sugar detoxes—we’ve all seen these things,  but do they actually work?  The old idea for detoxing was to fast, but your body needs nutrients to perform optimally under any condition, and that includes performing the tasks of detoxification.

The normal pathway for toxins to move out of the body is through the liver, which converts harmful chemicals into water-soluble molecules that can be flushed out in the urine or faeces. If there’s a delay in elimination, however, those toxins remain in your system longer. As the modern western diet often leads to constipation many ‘detox’ remedies and systems are little more than laxatives – they get a sluggish system going.  They will help some people feel better, but they are not truly detox solutions.

You need to establish a healthy lifestyle and dietary habits FIRST, so you have a reserve that your body can draw on to allow your liver to do its job properly.

If you fail to do this you can easily overwhelm your liver’s ability to process the toxic substances that are being eliminated and you will become very sick, wishing you had never done the detox in the first place.

The Weston A. Price diet recommendations — which were written in 1920 and still, like all truths, hold true today — includes these timeless guidelines:

•             Eat foods that are natural, unprocessed, and organic (and contain no sugar except for the occasional bit of honey or maple syrup).

•             Eat foods that grow in your native environment. In other words, eat locally grown, seasonal foods.

•             Eat unpasteurized dairy products (such as raw milk) and fermented foods.

•             Eat at least one-third of your food raw.

•             Make sure you eat enough healthy fats, including those from animal sources like omega-3 fat, and reduce your intake of omega-6 from vegetable oils.

Additionally, it’s important to understand that if you’re deficient in essential metals, your body will actually use toxic heavy metals as “stand-ins” instead.

So for most people I would recommend going through the full True Cellular Detox Program, and for the more hardy, the 7 Day Intense – both supervised by a health care practitioner.

You will need the correct selection of nutrients – available here

There is another form of detox that I use and recommend….explained in Part 2

Detox Part 2