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5 False Beliefs About A Cleanse

5 False Beliefs About A Cleanse

Feb 29, 2020

Hi Everyone,

 

My name is Emily and I need to share this experience with you.

So, when I told people in my life that I was going to do a cleanse, many eyebrows lifted.  Some of the first reactions to hearing about a cleanse were frightening and acutely misinformed, and so, because of this, I decided to write about my cleanse. Also, to address some of the misconceptions about the process!

 

Let’s break down some of the top 5 misunderstandings about this cleanse.  Keep in mind, this doesn’t apply to all plans and remedies that are out there, but the guided, safe routine 10-day cleanse outlined by Nourish the Brain Institute.

 

Number One: Going to the bathroom.  This has got to win first place for the number of comments I heard when discussing the cleanse.  It is not true that being on a specific diet causes one to ‘clear their bowels’ in a rapid, unpredictable, radical way. Do people really do this type of thing to themselves?! My experience was quite neutral in fact, and here is why. The cleanse does not replace all foods with a liquid diet or an extreme increase in any one herb, or element.  I ate a specific vegetarian diet of delicious steamed or stir-fried veggies, which, as you can imagine, really supported regularity!

 

Number Two:  Hmm. Perhaps the last one should have been listed as number two. Oh well. Let’s talk about feeling hungry.  No one likes that, right? I have never been successful on a restricted diet. Those types of plans fail because they tell our brain that we are suffering, which in turn creates more feelings of hunger, stress, and a sense of urgency to eat more when we finally get the chance to.  This doesn’t happen on the cleanse and here is why. You can eat an entire avocado and a delicious apple any way you want each day. The cleanse also allows you unlimited amounts of cucumber and celery, all throughout the day as well. The high-fiber, vitamins and minerals are digested slowly by your body, allowing you to continue to feel satisfied.  There are also amazing shakes as part of the daily routine. As it turns out, you never go more than a couple of hours without a treat.

 

Number Three: Fatigue. Won’t I be lacking in energy without all my pasta, bread, and other sources of protein? In short, Not really. Along with the daily plan of veggies, and the shakes, there are protein supplements, tablets, that are taken 2 times a day. Your body is not deprived of anything that it needs to function as it has been designed to. Now hold on, should you go and run a 5K during your cleanse? Should you cleanse in the week of your sister’s wedding? Yeah, don’t do that.  

 

Number Four:  Mindset. The cleanse is intended to reset your body, back to optimum health.  The process, for me at least, required some thoughtful rest during days 3 and 4.  I had to give myself a pass on stressful events, physical, mental and emotional. The tradeoff of experiencing the first few days of the transition is that I began to think more clearly, sleep better, and experienced an overall euphoria that proved the cleanse was making a difference.  Most of all, by days 7 – 10, the sense of accomplishment was growing rapidly. This even continued well after the cleanse was over, and reason five will help me say more…

 

Number Five: Weight Loss  Our bodies carry extra weight because we store toxins, fats, and sugars that are introduced into our system.  Through the cleanse, we remove the addition of these unneeded ‘food additives’ and show our body that pure health is possible.  I started losing a pound, maybe a little less, each couple of days. Everyone’s body is going to change in its own way. Here’s the surprising thing though.  After I stopped the cleanse I continued to lose 3 – 4 more pounds over the next month, which I thought was pretty cool!

 

Do you have specific questions about the NTBI cleanse that I haven’t answered here? 

 

Send an email to emily@nourishthebrain.com or use the form below to submit your question directly to me about the 10-Day Cleanse. I would LOVE to help you understand the process, and help you decide when you want to try it.  By sharing your feedback below, we would like to give you $5.00 off our Online Mini-Course on Food Labels.  What a treat!

 

I am definitely planning to cleanse again and to repeat about every six months because I simply love its rejuvenating effects.  Do I eat vegetarian, inflammation-free all the time? Absolutely not. I love wine, cheese, burgers and yes, even the occasional bacon. I haven’t craved coffee, cocktails, cookies in quite the same way I did before the cleanse.  You might say, I have begun to retrain my brain. Gemi, of course, can explain all of these radical realizations that I have had, of course! If you haven’t taken advantage of the free consultation, you should really wake up to that.

 

Are You Thinking About How a Cleanse Would Work in Your Life?

 

What I believe is that we all should get to eat what we want in life, within limits.  The cleanse is truly a reminder of how we physically and mentally were designed to function, and I take comfort in knowing that I know how to find that place, through the NTBI cleanse.

  

 

Book a Call with Gemi Today!

You’re feeling ready to find out how your life could be improved with health insights that are specialized for your own brain, body, and lifestyle. Gemi will push the envelope, and ask the questions to get you out of your comfort zone, in a good way.  What are you waiting for?

Gemi Bertran

CEO & Founder

Nourish the Brain

Clients who get the most from Gemi’s Health Coaching Programs are looking to create balance in their lives with a much needed reset.  They are tired of diets that fall short,  and are motivated to make real changes that will produce visible results. On a deeper level, they are equally motivated to find the hidden paths to clearer thinking.

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This Valentine’s Day, Know You Are Amazing: 5 Ways to Recognize This

This Valentine's Day, Know You Are Amazing: 5 Ways to Recognize This

Feb 14, 2020

We are all unique, there is no other you, only because of that we all should celebrate everyday because every day is unique it depends on you what you make of it.

Are you up for adventure and discovery of your amazing gifts? Let’s get into it.

  • Look at your face in a mirror and find one thing in your face you are especially proud of. You can’t say ‘nothing’ because I know it’s not true.
  • Write down your last good deed. I also know you are the kind of person that does good deeds without even thinking about it. 
  • Now go in front of a full body mirror and point at least one thing of your body you like. It can be your brain but I want you to be generous with yourself. 

           I can see you are amazing inside out.

  • Do you have at least one really good friend, the kind of friend that it doesn’t matter how crappy you behave he/she still is in your side unconditionally.
  • Did you say “I love you” to someone today or yesterday? You can still have time, go and say it to someone you love.

Often we are harsh with ourselves in a way that no one else is. Can we all please be kind to ourselves and others? Thank you!

 

Look around you, with a lens of understanding that reveals how much our society forces negative comparisons upon us.  Have you been on social media, just to be presented with snapshots of how perfect everyone else’s life seems to be?

 

You can learn thought habits and retrain your brain by creating new neural pathways.

Book a Call with Gemi Today!

You’re feeling ready to find out how your life could be improved with health insights that are specialized for your own brain, body, and lifestyle. Gemi will push the envelope, and ask the questions to get you out of your comfort zone, in a good way.  What are you waiting for?

Gemi Bertran

CEO & Founder

Nourish the Brain

Clients who get the most from Gemi’s Health Coaching Programs are looking to create balance in their lives with a much needed reset.  They are tired of diets that fall short,  and are motivated to make real changes that will produce visible results. On a deeper level, they are equally motivated to find the hidden paths to clearer thinking.

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Behavior

Know Your Brain Better

Know Your Brain Better

Feb 01, 2020

One of the things that amaze me the most in humans is the perfection of our being; body, brain, and mind. You probably already know that the brain runs all body functions, and if the brain dies, every organ needs to be hooked up to a machine to keep it alive. 

What is not so well known is the fact that the brain has many levels of performance in every human, depending on each situation. Let’s say when we are in fight or flight mode. Brain performance gets reduced to survival. When we are in love everything is wonderful, when we work the brain knows how to stay focused, when we enjoy a hobby or a good conversation with a friend the brain relaxes and performs very differently. All of this happens because our chemistry changes in every situation depending on the intensity of that specific situation.

The brain is a very complex organ, the most marvelous, mysterious perfect gift our physical body contains. Our brain doesn’t think but helps to create thoughts, doesn’t dream but makes dreams come true, doesn’t contain learning but retains it when it is in your mind. Your brain reminds your lungs how to breathe, your heart how to beat, your eyes how to blink and cry.

It messes with your emotions when out of balance, and even it tricks you into eating certain things when those emotions flare out.

All these things happen in a closed box, our head. We can check-in, we can reach out. It might seem like we have no control over what’s going on inside our heads but we do have complete control in doing our best to give the brain all it needs. It is our responsibility to know what those needs are.

Your brain creates a pathway per action you are taking whichever is important or insignificant, that pathway will become stronger every time you repeat that particular action turning it into a habit and furthermore into a behavior. Changing behavior is not easy, it takes brain strength, willingness, it takes choice and it takes the right chemistry to make it happen every time the situation requires it. Often our mind, our thoughts want to do something but our brain caves if is not strong enough. We need to think about the behavior we want to change, fit the brain with what it needs and take make a choice towards the action to enforce that. This will create a new pathway that will get stronger every time as long as you repeat the same behavior, letting the old pathway lose strength until the day the new pathway gets established and the old one is forgotten. The path will dissipate as long as we don’t repeat it anymore.

When we are creating and reinforcing a new pathway often we relapse to the old one, that doesn’t mean you failed, that means the old pathway is much stronger, you just have to go back to repeat the new one as often as you can until one day you will realize it doesn’t take to think about it, you are doing it without effort. The new pathway or behavior is established, you won!

Here is a list of the basic things your brain needs to support your choices when you decide to change a habit/behavior. 

 

* Protein

* Fat

* Water

  • Oxygen
  • Vitamins: A, B, C, D, E
  • Love
  • Sex
  • Exercise
  • Sleep
  • Fun
  • Support

 

For everyone this combination of ingredients looks different, it is up to you to make it for yourself. I know is not easy. If it was, everyone would do it and we all will be perfect and we are not. It is challenging to do it by yourself when sometimes we don’t even know what behavior is not good for us. Not all unhealthy behaviors end in eating habits, we might have unhealthy behaviors when relating to people or family, maybe we have beliefs about ourselves so rooted in our brain that we think “that’s how it is!” keeping us stacked.

Think about one behavior that doesn’t serve you anymore, something you want to change, then ask yourself this question. Am I willing?  If you are willing, I can help you to find the tools you will need to change it.

Ask me for a FREE consultation, it is 1 hour 1:1 with me, no commitments. Do something nice for yourself right now and change your life forever.

 

All my love,

 

Book a Call with Gemi Today!

You’re feeling ready to find out how your life could be improved with health insights that are specialized for your own brain, body, and lifestyle. Gemi will push the envelope, and ask the questions to get you out of your comfort zone, in a good way.  What are you waiting for?

Gemi Bertran

CEO & Founder

Nourish the Brain

Clients who get the most from Gemi’s Health Coaching Programs are looking to create balance in their lives with a much needed reset.  They are tired of diets that fall short,  and are motivated to make real changes that will produce visible results. On a deeper level, they are equally motivated to find the hidden paths to clearer thinking.

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