Guest Blogger – Mitchell Proffman – Detoxing

Today is the 10th day of a 21-day vigorous detoxing program that I am doing. So far I have lost about 4 pounds. The purpose was not so much to lose weight as to clean out and get ready for the winter. Many people will fast or do “cleanses” as seasons change. The centerpiece is a whey protein shake made with fruit and water that is consumed 3 times per day. Psyllium is taken 3 times a day, and many herbs to help cleanse and detox the liver, kidney, and colon. Vegetables and fruit can be consumed liberally. In the modified version which I am doing, 4 ounces of lean protein can be consumed.

I ran a 5K race yesterday and had a time of 26 minutes and felt great. It is suggested that exercise be kept to about 30-40 minutes of moderate walking. Strenuous activity might be too difficult when the body is detoxing and could use rest instead. I have been feeling generally well. At times I have been hungry. My sleep was a bit interrupted the first few days, but has gotten better. I will post another update when I finish.

Dr. Proffman is a holistic chiropractor who has lectured extensively to various groups and organizations about Chiropractic and natural health care. In active practice for over 20 years, Dr. Proffman was the Chiropractor at the Healing Center in Manhattan, New York for four years. The Healing Center was an alternative health center that was under the auspices of Gary Null Phd. where various modalities, e.g. acupuncture, massage, podiatry, nutritional counseling, colonics, etc. were used.
Dr. Proffman specializes in runners and athletes and their injuries has adjusted many of the 3100 mile race participants.

For more information on Dr. Proffman visit his website, Chirohands The home of multiday running news and events.

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