Sometimes we hear a story at the right moment, and it can be just what we need to make a change.
That's why we asked a few of our Clean veterans to share their experiences on the Clean Program.
Their powerful stories showcase that we have more control over our health than we think.
We hope these inspire you as much as they've inspired us!
"I cannot thank Dr. J and the Clean Team enough for creating the Clean Program. I am no longer asthmatic, my eczema is gone, and I sleep like a baby. Plus I lost sixty pounds and look ten years younger.
I had worked out with a trainer for six months and could not lose a pound, but after discovering Clean, my body started to change. I did the program by the book and stayed on the program longer than most, and I feel amazing.
Now, I stick to the Clean Diet and I have done the Clean Program twice. My own doctor says Clean saved my life.
I am truly grateful for everything I learned from the Clean Program. I love telling people about it. The results speak for themselves."
Takeaway: Cricket learned the secret of sticking to the Clean Diet for longer periods of time to get deeper results. She also increased her progress by using the Clean Program more than once.
Aimee struggled with her health when she was opening her amazing restaurant, Sun In Bloom, in New York City. She used the Clean Program to find balance in the midst of her busy life.
Listen to her story here.
Takeaway: The Clean Program is designed to be used during your normal work life. You don't need to go to a retreat center or spa to receive the powerful benefits of a deep cleanse.
"I was fortunate to be born with a wonderful body; tall, strong, and remarkably resilient. However, decades of poor diet and a sedentary lifestyle squandered much of my health.
By my early fifties, I had ballooned to 335 pounds and was an out-of-control type II diabetic, facing imminent kidney failure, blindness, and amputations. Rather than surrender to a premature and painful demise, I began a no-holds-barred campaign to reclaim my health.
I lost significant weight and became stronger, but eventually I became stuck and frustration threatened to derail my efforts.
At this critical juncture, I was fortunate enough to discover Dr. Junger’s Clean Program. Clean seemed to compliment what I had already learned and expand upon it; I devoured the book. I committed myself to the Clean Program, and after an adjustment period, found it to be very beneficial and easy to stick with.
Since that first Clean Program, I have repeated the program once or twice a year. The results have been spectacular. I lost 135 pounds, and went from being a couch potato to being a gym rat; addicted to sweat and endorphins.
I discontinued all prescription medications years ago, and my doctor has pronounced my type II diabetes to be "cured”. My transformation was so dramatic that it was used as a case study illustrating the healing potential of diet and exercise.
My journey required significant dedication and hard work, and I had a lot of support along the way. The cutting-edge nutritional science behind the Clean Program was a significant factor in my success, and the support and encouragement of the wonderful Clean Community helped to keep me on track.
There is no doubt that Dr. Junger and the dedicated people behind the Clean Program helped me to save my own life. Transformation is possible!"
Takeaway: Page's story is incredible. He shows the power of change that is possible and the importance of community. That's why we offer free wellness coaching before, during and after your program. We truly want you to succeed.
April is an amazing woman who went through a tough period of clinical insomnia, emotional eating, weight gain, and depression. See how she used the Clean Program to overcome her insomnia and improve her health.
Watch her story here.
Takeaway: Many of the typical health challenges we face day-to-day like insomnia, poor digestion, and constipation require a whole body approach like the Clean Program to get the body back on track.
"Five years ago I was coming out of a very unsupportive, unhealthy work situation. At fifty-five years old, I decided to take an early retirement for health reasons. I was over 250 pounds and battling asthma, headaches, osteoarthritis, various food allergies, depression, anxiety, insomnia and was on medications for ALL of them.
I started an elimination diet on my own to see if I could try and harness my runaway ill health. This was very tough, isolating and hard to evaluate on my own.
Then a friend recommended Dr. Junger's Clean book, so I checked out a copy from our local library and the rest is history!
My first 21-day Clean Program I did on my own almost three years ago. I felt a slight shift in my health. I felt a lightness, the fog in my brain lifted, my mood changed. I became more proactive.
With that first bit of encouragement I enrolled in the Facebook Clean group for the next group cleanse and WOW what a difference.
Having the immense support of not only the stellar folks at Clean but the collective voice of thousands from around the globe, all in search of better health, was phenomenal.
I now have my own functional medicine doctor and eat Clean ninety percent of the time. I have found yoga, meditating, gardening and laughter to be incredibly healing. I am seventy pounds lighter and have said adios to asthma, depression, anxiety, insomnia, headache, and osteoarthritis medications.
At sixty-one years old, my friends say, "You are glowing! What are you up to?". Then I tell them my health story for which Clean played a very important role.
Thank you for always helping us through our cleanses and I am grateful to Dr. Junger and the rest of your team for bringing this program to life. There are other programs out there, but this is the best one."
Everyone has a different health history and different strengths and weaknesses. That means that each of our experiences on the Clean Program will be slightly different.
For some of us, we may feel sluggish in the beginning and then a burst of energy towards the end. For others, it may be the opposite. Some sail through the program and find it easier than the way they normally live. For others, it’s challenging.
In the end, there is no right way to experience the program.
But whatever your experience, you can rest assured that the Clean Program is giving you the tools to live well and feel great.