The Clean Program

Can Someone With Ankylosing Spondylitis (Or Other Immune Diseases) Become Pain Free

This is a question that someone in the PEERtrainer community asked in response to our PEERtrainer Fitness Fusion article. We got an excellent response from our friends at the Egoscue Center, who help people get out of as much physical pain as possible.

Question: "Can someone with ankylosing spondylitis become pain free? As the joints fuse I'm wondering if Pete's method works?"

PEERtrainer Note: This is a spinal form of arthritis- and there are tons of other people with various autoimmune disorders who are in physical pain. Hopefully this advice will help anyone with an autoimmune disease. We also recommend a clean diet that is also high in micronutrients to help deal with autoimmune disease. Dr. Fuhrman's eating plan has had particular success in this area.

Answer From Pete's team: AK is a serious diagnosis. (OK, I said it...) Now let's move onto something a little more enlightening and positive. A dentist of mine said to me one time that I should only floss the teeth that I want to keep. I have adopted that saying for this discussion and I want you to think about your joints, muscles, ligaments...and other internal structures the same way that we would think about our teeth. Only move the ones that you want to keep.

Yes, AK sucks! Yes, the pain is persistent! Yes, you could gradually get worse to the point of joint and overall body deformity.

No, you don't have to let any of this happen. As you decrease your movement and your stress and emotional negativity about the symptoms increases, your immune system begins to spiral downward. Every system is tied directly to your immunity and especially your lymph system and digestive system.

Just by you being on PEERtrainer and taking the time to ask this question means that you have NOT given into this progressive, dismal diagnosis. Don't let the fear take over and get moving! I am not telling you to ignore what your very helpful MD's have told you... I am just saying that the fear tied to this can be squashed when in addition to your normal meds, you are given a dose of hope as your next medication, via the exercises, your prognosis is completely different that it was yesterday.

Get the Pain Free book, try the e-cises and if you have to decrease your reps and sets, do it.


How Toxins and Chemicals Can Effect Your Endocrine System: And What To Do About It

Combinational Toxicology or "mixture toxicity" is the study of the combined
effects of certain chemicals in the body.
 
To simplify this as much as possible, researchers have traditionally examined
the effect of single toxins on single organ systems.
 
More recently, researchers have begun to focus on the effect of multiple toxins
on multiple organ systems.
 
As you can imagine, researchers are seeing that risk multiplies in dramatic
fashion as both number of toxins and overall toxic load increases.
 
The European governments are taking the lead on this issue, and basically
acknowledged the concern of scientists. 
 
Here is a blurb from one of the organizations that is monitoring this
effort.
 
"The Environment Council, composed of the environment ministers of all EU countries, has called for the European Commission to consider the cumulative (or "cocktail") effect of exposure to multiple chemicals when developing chemicals policy and risk management strategies.

In particular, the Environment Council highlighted exposure to endocrine disrupting chemicals as a source of particular concern in the effort to protect public health and the environment. These conclusions reflect a growing scientific concern."
 
What Is The Endocrine System And Why Is It Important??
 
The endocrine system plays a key role in regulating mood, growth and development, tissue function, metabolism, as well as sexual function and reproductive processes.
 
There are tens of thousands of new chemicals that we are exposed to that
our bodies can't deal with. It is effecting our long term health, but it is also 
effects our current quality of life.
 
What we are focusing on at PEERtrainer right now is to bring some basic
awareness to this risk. And we are also focusing on making sure that people
know that there are steps you can take, in your everyday life, to help
mitigate this risk.
 
The work we are doing with JJ Virgin right now will help everyone take these
steps. What is great about JJ is that she approaches this issue in a really
easy, fun and non-scary way. She makes it easy to deal with.
 
This Thursday we will hosting a live call, in which she outlines the specific
steps your body can take to eliminate as much of this toxic junk as possible.
 
This is the start of a much bigger effort for us. The more we look at the research
and the broader discussion, the more compelled we feel to focus on this.
 
This is important, and we know how to make it fun and non-scary. I will be
hosting the call, and asking JJ the questions. The two of us have talked 
a ton about this with each other. Her information has changed my habits,
permanently.
 
 
-Jackie
 
PS: PLEASE feel free to hit reply to this email and ask me any questions about
any of this.

Clean By Dr. Alejandro Junger: A Review Of An Important Book

"Clean" by Alejandro Junger, M.D. is an ambitious and important book. It might be the first published manual of a broad and rigorous cleanse or detox protocol.

Junger also runs The Clean Program, which is an online cleanse program that one can choose to do separately from the book.

Clean will present to you a new view of what could be possible for your body. It is a big vision. In the words of Dr. Junger himself "Clean requires a fairly radical reorientation toward food."

For those of you who have been around PEERtrainer and whose primary motivation has been to lose a lot of weight, you may already have undertaken a fairly big reorientation. Losing a lot of weight for good requires you do this.

Something like the Clean Program will help take things to a new level. It will also bring focus to some areas of health and your body that you have not thought of prior. This book will be especially important to anyone taking prescription medications

Dr. Junger goes over each common medication and then outlines the specific nutritional deficiency. Powerful stuff. The book is paperback, and available used on Amazon. You'll want to own a copy of this.