The Low Platelet Diet


The Integrative Wellness Center has recently received a lot of questions regarding how to build blood platelet levels.  We are writing this blog to help educate you on how to improve this health condition.

screen-shot-2016-09-27-at-10-34-47-amThe supplements we recommend to increase platelets are:

  • Chlorocaps
  • Moringa
  • Recancostat 400
  • Ultra Potent C Powder
  • Mixed EFAs
  • Bio-Immunozyme Forte
  • Li-Zyme Forte
  • Bone Strength OP

Platelets are very sensitive and can react to many substances, interfering with their ability to clot or triggering their removal from circulation. Several hundred drugs, toxins and herbs have been reported to cause blood abnormalities, and drugs account for 20 – 40% of all instances of cytopenias (reduced blood cell count).

This page contains some of the most well-known causes of substance-induced thrombocytopenia and associated bleeding.   It is possible that removing or discontinuing the offending substance can have a positive effect on your platelet count.  It is important to communicate with your doctor/healthcare provider as you consider or make changes.

Drug-induced Thrombocytopenia

When drugs are the cause of low platelets, the disease is called drug-induced thrombocytopenia (DITP).  In some cases, as in chemotherapy drugs, the drop in platelet count is due to changes in the bone marrow.  In other cases antibodies can develop to both the drug and platelets at the same time, causing the platelets to drop.  Sometimes drugs cause a combination of both bone marrow and immune problems.

Low platelets can occur almost immediately after taking some drugs that interfere with the production of blood clots.  If the drug responsible for low platelets is stopped, platelets may begin to recover in one or two days, but the antibodies to the drug can linger in the blood stream for a very long time and cause future problems. The drug reaction is often specific and a similar compound can be substituted.
Some drugs have been reported to cause more instances of DITP than others.  Sulfa drugs, vancomycin, penicillin, rifampin, ceftriaxone, trimethoprim/sulfamethoxazole and linezolid (antibiotics), gold salts, valproate (for epilepsy), amrinone (for heart problems), biophosphates (ex. Fosamax), quinidine (for abnormal heart rhythms), carbamazepine (controls seizures), mirtazapine (anti-depressant), oxaliplatin and suramin (chemotherapies), the glycoprotein IIbIIIa inhibitors abciximab, tirofiban and eptifibatide, heparin (anti-clotting agents).and quinine (see below) are particular problems.

Tell your doctor if you are taking any herbal remedies or common non-prescription drugs such as acetaminophen (ex. Tylenol) or ibuprofen (ex: Advil, Motrin) as these can also cause DITP. There should be a compelling reason for taking any medication and medical attention is needed for any side effect, including bruising/bleeding.

Quinine: a special case

Quinine is found in some drugs as well as in tonic water, bitter lemon, and bitter melons.  In a study of 343 patients, 28 (8%) were found to have drug-induced thrombocytopenia and 13 of these cases were caused by quinine.

Herbs, Food, and Supplements

Some food, herbs, and supplements can reduce the number of platelets for various reasons.  This list includes those substances that have been documented in journal or other articles.  It is not known whether there are few items in this category or if they are underreported. If your platelets drop after taking something new, please notify your doctor.

  • alcohol3,44 (also called ethanol-induced thrombocytopenia)
  • aspartame (NutraSweet)
  • cow’s milk
  • cranberry Juice
  • erucic acid (in Lorenzo’s oil, some rapeseed and mustard oil)
  • jui [a Chinese medicinal herbal tea]
  • L-tryptophan*
  • lupinus termis bean (cultivated in Egypt, a food protein supplement that contains quinolizidine alkaloids)
  • niacin (liver damage due to long exposure)
  • tahini (pulped sesame seeds)

*allergic or cross-reaction to platelets in those with sensitivities to that substance, similar to drug-induced thrombocytopenia

Environmental Hazards

Exposure to  toxins and household chemicals can cause a drop in platelets in some people.  Below is a list of toxins that have been documented to cause low platelets. You can find more information about environmental medicine and minimizing toxic exposure on Dr. Lisa Nagy’s Web site. Check the NIH toxmap for toxic locations near you or local environmental sites such as the Environmental Health Watch.

  • Aromatic hydrocarbons
  • polyurethane
  • toluene methylbenzene (Anisen or Toluol) – (smells like paint thinner, used in the many industrial processes including the production of gasoline and Coca-cola.)
  • wood preservatives and solvents
  • Insecticides, chlorinated hydrocarbons, and organic phosphorus compounds
  • Mycotoxins (toxins that can be produced by molds, yeast, and mushrooms)
  • mold (can be in the air, on food, or in cardboard)
  • P. sorghina (mold on grains)
  • trichothecenes (a family of micotoxins)
  • Pesticides
  • Various pesticides increase oxidative stress (implicated in ITP) and can promote platelet destruction in the spleen according to experiments in fish.

Food and Supplements that Interfere with Platelet Function

This list contains food and supplements that can change the way platelets work and make it more difficult for your blood to clot.  They do not reduce the platelet count unless noted.  A small quantity of these substances will probably be safe and not cause a problem. 

There are many drugs such as Plavix and Coumadin that are designed to interfere with platelet function as well as other drugs such as aspirin that reduce platelet function as a side effect of their other uses.  The food and supplements listed can amplify the effect of these medications.

Many of the listed substances are also antioxidants or have other properties that promote healing.  A balance is important.  We are publishing this list so you are aware that everyday or easily-available substances can have an effect on platelets, although their anti-clotting action is much weaker than pharmaceuticals.

If you have a reasonably high platelet count and few bleeding symptoms, many items on this list will not cause problems unless you ingest large quantities. 

Ironically, some patients with ITP have a clotting problem and are also taking blood thinners.  Others may have a clotting problem and not know it.  The propensity to clot and medication status are important factors when considering diet choices.

  • alcohol (can also reduce the number of platelets)
  • aspartame (NutraSweet, can also reduce the number of platelets)
  • beer (including non-alcoholic beer)
  • blueberries
  • chocolate (dark)
  • coffee
  • feverfew
  • garlic
  • onions
  • gingko biloba
  • ginger
  • ginseng
  • green tea
  • guarana (a dietary supplement)
  • kiwi fruit
  • omega 3 fatty acids (hemp seed, fish oil)
  • pycnogenol (pine bark extract)
  • quercetin, rutin, and related bioflavonoids
  • red/purple grape products (grape juice, red wine, raisins, grape seeds)
  • red wine
  • tomatoes
  • vitamin E
  • wood ear or cloud ear mushroom (Auricularia auricula-judae, used in Chinese cuisine)

Problem Foods

Some foods can cause low platelets and eliminating them from the diet may help raise the platelet count.  The most common offenders are foods that contain quinine (tonic water, bitter lemon, bitter melon), aspartame (diet soda, sugar-free and low-fat candy and cakes) or alcohol (beer, wine, hard liquor).

Food Allergies and Sensitivities

Food allergies can cause a multitude of symptoms, including depression, fatigue and cell destruction, (Murray, 1998), things that plague many people with ITP.  People with abnormal numbers and ratios of T-cells (a type of white blood cell), especially those with a higher percent of T-helper cells, are more prone to develop food allergies and sensitivities because they have a lower allergic set-point (Murray, 1998).

Food sensitivities vary by individual but foods that are frequently consumed or craved in the evening are likely culprits.  There have been reports in the literature of low platelets caused by food sensitivities to cow’s milk, tahini (sesame paste), and cranberry juice (Royer, 2010).

Foods That Increase Low Platelet Count



Pomegranate is a multi faceted fruit helpful for low platelets treatment. Its rich red color is a testament to its high iron content. The fruit can help combat increasing platelet reduction with regular consumption. You can eat it raw or in juice form. The fruit is also rich in vitamins to help you keep your energy levels steady despite having your blood platelets low in level. Generally, you may have 150ml (5oz) of pomegranate juice daily for 2 weeks.

Folate Rich Food



Severe deficiency of folate in the body can cause a reduction in blood platelets. To combat this adopt a diet that includes folate rich foods. Vitamin B9 or folate is extremely important for healthy cell division in the body which can be a beneficial factor in the treatment for low platelet count. A healthy adult should consume at least 400 mg of folate everyday as part of their diet. Some folate rich foods include broccoli, leafy greens, asparagus, oranges and spinach.

Lean Proteins



Lean protein foods are excellent sources of zinc and Vitamin B12. These nutrients are essential to reverse the effects of thrombocytopenia. In case of reduced platelets in the body, you should switch to a diet that includes adequate dosage of lean proteins such as turkey, chicken and fish.




The extract prepared from papaya leaves is excellent for overall blood production and increase in platelet count. Just put water and papaya leaves in a kettle and put it on medium heat for 10-15 minutes. The slow heat will help to slowly draw the extract from the papaya leaves. You should boil the solution until the liquid simmers down to half its volume. Drinking this extract twice a day can help increase blood platelets count. Take about 2 tablespoons of the juice twice a day.

Ground Flax And Flax Seed Oil


Consuming flaxseed oil can help you strengthen your immune system. It’s considerably a significant low blood platelets treatment approach that helps combat the tendency of the body to confuse and attack its own, including the platelets. Many autoimmune disorders are the leading cause of thrombocytopenia or low platelet count. These oils reduce inflammation and improve blood circulation throughout the body. They are beneficially supporting factors but take caution for they might act as a blood thinner.

Vitamin A Rich Foods


Vitamin A is essential for healthy platelet production. This nutrient is also significant for protein formation in the body. A healthy protein regulation helps in the process of cell division and growth. This is why it is essential to consume Vitamin A rich foods like to sustain normal body function. Some ideal foods that belong to this group are carrot, pumpkin, kale, liver, fish and sweet potatoes.

Chlorophyll From Wheatgrass and Moringa



Chlorophyll has a remarkably similar molecular structure to that of hemoglobin. After all, chlorophyll is essentially commonly known as the blood of plants. This nutrient has a strong effect in overall blood production and increase of platelet count in the body. Wheatgrass juice comprises over 70% of chlorophyll.  Moringa contains 4x the amount of chlorophyll of wheatgrass and it is one of the best sources of this nutrient.

Vitamin K Rich Foods



Overall high calorie meals are suggested for ideal production of blood platelets. Vitamin K is a necessary ingredient that keeps cell growth at optimum levels in the body. Platelets last up to 10 days only where a healthy quantity of platelets need to be continually produced to replace the lost amount in the body. Eating eggs, liver and kale can be highly beneficial for a plan seeking to achieve adequate Vitamin K for the body.

Supplements that increase platelets:

  • Chlorocaps
  • Recancostat 400
  • Moringa
  • Ultra Potent Vitamin C
  • Mixed EFAs
  • Bio-Immunozyme Forte
  • Li-Zyme Forte
  • Bone Strength OP
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A New Way To Improve Gut Health

UltraGi Replenish

 ultragi_replenish_chocolate_1531592a1_64oz_rtThe Integrative Wellness Center is now carrying an exciting new medical food shake that reduces gastrointestinal symptoms and beneficially alters gut microbiota in adults with IBS, Celiac Disease and IBD.

UltraGI Replenish is a delicious medical food formulated to provide nutritional support in the management of compromised gut function associated with digestive disorders and malabsorption. This medical food provides a unique blend of macronutrients, micronutrients, and exclusive prebiotics selected for their ability to improve gut function, nutrient absorption, and intestinal microbiota.

Prebiotics hold promise as a therapeutic strategy for addressing compromised gut function associated with GI conditions.  UltraGI Replenish contains a proprietary blend of prebiotics: a nature identical 2’-fucosyllactose (2’-FL) and isomalto-oligosaccharides (IMOs). Prebiotics are non-digestible food and plant ingredients, mostly small carbohydrate polymers known as oligosaccharides, which beneficially affect the host through their selective metabolism in the intestinal tract.

2’-FL is a prebiotic found in human breast milk. Several functions have been attributed to 2’-FL, including the ability to support the growth of beneficial microbiota (including Bifidobacterium), inducing the production of SCFAs (an energy substrate for colonic epithelial cells), and regulating gut motility (by reducing the frequency and velocity of contractions).

2’-FL also supports GI health by blocking certain potentially harmful bacterial strains from adhering to their host cell receptors; 2’-FL mimics host cell surface receptors and acts as a decoy. 2’-FL has been shown to act as an anti-adhesive antimicrobial to Campylobacter jejuni, Vibrio cholera, Escherichia coli, and Norovirus.

A recent clinical trial with patients suffering from digestive disorders, demonstrated that consuming 2 servings daily of UGIR for 6 weeks:

  •  Reduced GI symptoms and improved overall GI quality of life
  •  Increased production of SCFAs, including butyrate
  • Increased levels of Bifidobacterium spp.
  • Reduced potential harmful intestinal microbiota

In addition, this landmark formula features a unique combination of macro- and micronutrients to complement a carefully designed dietary plan and deliver a lifestyle medicine approach unlike any other.

If you would like to try UltraGI Replenish, order online or visit our office today and purchase from our natural pharmacy.

To order online go to: Receive 20% off your first online order and 10% off recurring orders.  Free shipping is also available for qualifying orders.

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Lyme Disease Class

You are invited to join Dr. John and the staff at the Integrative Wellness Center for a two part informative class on Lyme disease on March 17 and March 24 from 12:30 – 2:00 PM at the Integrative Wellness Clinic.  These classes are free.

Topics we will cover include:

Part 1:

  • What is Lyme disease?
  • Effects of Lyme disease
  • How Lyme spreads
  • Testimonials and life changing stories

Part 2:

  • Biofilms
  • Strategies to overcome Lyme disease

If you would like to join us please call the clinic at (901) 763-7006 to reserve your spot.


John Smothers, FLT, MH. & The Wellness Team

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Most of us know that we’re living in a more toxic world than at any other time in history. Whether it’s coming from pollution in the air we breathe, chemicals and pharmaceuticals in our water, antibiotics, hormones and pesticides in our meat, toxic food additives and GMOs in our food, lead, phthalates and parabens in our skin care products,  mercury in our seafood, arsenic in chicken, mold and formaldehyde in our homes and plastics in our canned food and water bottles. The list just goes on and on.  We are exposed to over 85,000 chemicals in our environment today and most have never been tested for safety. The average newborn has over 285 chemicals in their chord blood.

The good news is, our bodies have an amazing capacity for detoxification.  However, our liver, kidneys, colon and lymphatic systems can become overwhelmed with the burden of  these chemicals. Screen Shot 2016-01-26 at 5.13.58 PM.png That is why we encourage everyone to set aside time annually to detoxify.   The changing of the seasons is a good time to do a cleanse!  A simple 5 to 10 day detoxificati
on program can be life changing.  Along with a special fast we recommend supplements to support the organs of elimination.  To further enhance and speed the process of eliminating toxins, we recommend enemas.

An enema can help you to rid excess waste that builds up in the colon from eating refined and processed foods that are high in fat and sugar and low in fibre. These types of foods can cause peristalsis to become weak and ineffective producing symptoms such as constipation and IBS.   This causes foods to become lodged along their journey and impacted against the wall of the colon! From there the lodged fecal matter begins to putrefy and ferment and your whole internal environment can become toxic!  Enemas will help to break up the toxic matter and quickly eliminate it from the body.

What can you expect from a good detoxification program?  At first most people experience the side effects of the body releasing toxins.  Symptoms may include fatigue, headaches, a coated white tongue and brain fog.  After the initial symptoms pass, usually 2-5 days depending on the toxic burden of the individual, energy returns, the mind clears and so does the skin.

The most noticeable benefits from detoxification are physical. Since the toxins store up in major organs, detoxification will help these areas the most. The organs which are affected, such as the liver, kidneys and stomach, will begin to work more effectively. After the detox is completed, one may feel “lighter” and have more energy. Also, since a detox is used to clear away free radicals, the body’s immune system will be stronger, lowering the risk of infections, cancer and other chronic diseases. Finally, a detoxification regimen will clear your blood, helping it circulate better.  Better circulation benefits every cell in the body, enhancing mental function and heart health.

This month we are offering a special on our detoxification products.  We’ve attached our recommended 10 day accelerated detoxification fast below.  While on the fast we  recommend a medical food shake and a detox supplement packet called Clear Change Essentials.  During the month of January, these products will be discounted 10%.

We also offer a shorter, more intensive detoxification fast.  Call and make an appointment today to learn more, including how to do enemas at home.

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Kim Martindale

Senior Therapeutic Lifestyle Educator at the Integrative Wellness and Research Center

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Accelerated Fasting Detoxification Program


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Part 1:  Juice fast

Day 1: Juice 2-3 quarts of freshly juiced vegetables: 1 Quart example: (2)Apple 20% / (4)Carrot 20% / (4)Celery 20% / (1 head)Cabbage 40%, optional 4-6 cloves of Garlic

  • Drink fiber supplement-Colon Plus-1-2 tablespoons mixed in apple juice or water.  Use Natural Laxative with fiber if not having 2-3 bowel movements per day.
  • Consume 2-4 tablespoons of vegetable oils per day
    (flax seed oil, coconut butter, olive oil).
  • Healthy Option:  Enema (4 step program)to help irrigate toxins and waste from
    large Intestine and eradicate bacteria, fungus overgrowth.
  • Continue 1 quart of apple juice throughout the fast if gallbladder congestion.

Day 2: Drink 2-3 quarts of hot stock broth.

  • Drink fiber supplement-Colon Plus-1-2 tablespoons mixed in apple juice or water.
  • Consume 2-4 tablespoons of vegetable oils per day
    (flax seed oil, coconut butter, olive oil).
  • Healthy Option: Enema (4 step program) to help irrigate toxins and waste from
    large Intestine and eradicate bacteria, fungus overgrowth.

Day 3-5: Drink 2-3 quarts of vegetable juice. Same as step 1 or this complex juice;

  • 1 head Cabbage (24 oz), 1 cucumber (4oz),  2 carrots (2oz), 2-3 celery sticks (2oz), 1 apple (2oz), 1 broccoli stem or 2 radishes(2oz),  1/2 beet (1/2oz), 2 slices-nickel size of fresh ginger (1/4oz), 4 cloves garlic, 2 handful of Kale.
  • Drink fiber supplement-Colon Plus 1-2 tablespoons mixed in apple juice or water.
  • Consume 2-4 tablespoons of vegetable oils per day
    (flax seed oil, coconut butter, olive oil).
  • Healthy Option: Enema (4 step program) to help irrigate toxins and waste from
    large Intestine and eradicate bacteria, fungus overgrowth.

Olive Oil Flush:  Day 4 of fast.

Mix 4-8 oz of extra virgin olive oil, 4-8 oz of fresh squeezed orange juice, 1-2 oz of fresh squeezed lemon juice.  Mix well and drink at bedtime.  Go immediately to bed and lay on your right side, with your right knee pulled close to chest for 20-30 minutes.
Drink fiber supplement upon arising the next morning.



Part 2: Medical food protein shake fast

10 Day Detoxification Program:

Overview: Drink 4 protein shakes per day, every 4 hours and eat unlimited raw vegetables.  Drink 5-6 protein shakes per day if body weight is above 160 pounds.  Ok to mix shakes. Day 1-5, use only 2 Ultra Clear Renew Medical Food shakes per day.  Day 6-10, consume 4/day.

Optional but suggested for Cancer Recovery or other weakened body states: Drink 2 quarts of fresh vegetable juice in-between protein shakes.

1 cabbage (24oz), 4 carrots (4-5oz), 4 celery sticks (2-3 oz), 1-2 apples, (3-6 oz).  Optional: add 4-6 cloves of garlic (1/4 oz), 2 nickel slices of Ginger (1/4 oz), Lemon or Lime for taste.

  1. Choose the best medical food protein shake per your medical need.
  • Ultra Meal 360 Plus:  Optimizing body composition, weight loss, elevated cholesterol,
    elevated blood sugar, diabetic meal replacement.
  • Ultra InflamX360 Plus: Inflammatory conditions, joints, arthritis, GI conditions, allergies and general inflammation.
  • Ultra Clear Renew: Liver detoxification, heavy metals including mercury elimination, elevated oxidative stress-cancer
  • Ultra Meal Advanced: Supports muscle mass and healthy vascular function.

2) Total VEGAN detox:  Plant protein blend (pea, rice, hemp, chia, cranberry) with BrocColinate and Calcium D-GlucarateChoose one raw vegetable per day and eat unlimited amounts.  Ok to use oils, healthy raw dips and a pâté like humus and home made dressings.  See raw dip recipes attached or my favorite gourmet raw books are; The Raw Gourmet and Raw, But Not Naked by Nomi Shannon.  Available at the Integrative Wellness & Research Center, Inc. (901) 763-7006.

3)  Green Puree ( Drink a minimum of 2 of these complex shakes per day): Place 4 leaves or 1-2 servings of spinach into blender (Vitamix preferable); optional 2 tablespoons broccoli sprouts, kale, chard, spinach-handful, and/or mustard greens (choose one only).  Add 6-8 oz of water or dairy alternative, ie almond milk and blend to a puree.  Then add your chosen medical food protein powder from the list above, a fruit of choice, and one tablespoon of flax seed oil (high in omega 3) in each shake.  Blend a little more.

Optional: Add one fresh squeezed lemon or lime and drink (skip if acid reflux). Enjoy.  Your cells will be leaping with joy and renewed strength.

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by John Smothers, ND, MH, FLT

Define your purpose:

Set a goal larger than yourself that you are expecting a breakthrough.  It could be a variety of things:  Health, spiritual, work or family.  If your needs are fully satisfied, then dedicate your fast to a friend or someone in need.  Spend time in prayer everyday.

Schedule time for preparation:  

If you are juicing, then spend time grocery shopping ahead of time.  The example recipe below is a good start:

64 oz of juice = 2 heads of cabbage, 8 carrots, 4 granny smith apples .

Optional:  add 12 cloves of garlic, 2 inches of ginger, lemon or lime.

You may also add lemon or lime for taste and a cucumber.  4 ounces of wheat grass is also a great addition.  It you do not have wheat grass, then moringa is a great substitution.

Why Juice: 

Juicing is the fastest way to attain the maximum amount of organic live nutrition in your body.  It is the highest octane fuel to rebuild and strengthen your body.   Enzymes in live or raw food carry nutrition to the cells for nourishment.  If food is heated over 113 degrees Fahrenheit then enzymes start to die.  The food loses its ability to make each cell stronger.  During a fast we are consuming raw food with the exception of bone broth.  During fasting, once the toxins are excreted or detoxed, your cells with start to feel super rejuvenated.  Your mind, body and spirit with become more sensitive and in tune with one another.  To ultimately change your cells expression to a healthy cell, first we have to detoxify, move out the stored up trash or toxins being stored from years past.  Then as we fuel our super bodies with maximized raw food or juice, our genes express themselves in a very healthy way.  Your cellular expression depends upon the environment they are living in.

Words of Appreciation/Affirmations:

Set aside words of affirmations or prayers you repeat several times per day.

Example: My body is becoming stronger and my cells are expressing renewed strength.

I am loosing the thoughts, habits, and all cellular functions of making, reproducing      cancer.  It is leaving my body and never returning.  It is gone, I am walking in faith         and believing for a miracle in my life.  Become BOLD and ask others to partner and       speak these powerful words over you.


PART 1 – Liquid Fast

Liquids only to shut down the digestive process and to accelerate detox, healing and repair.  Your will have approximately 85% more reserves available during this time for cleansing.  Digestion usually stops after 2-3 days, then your cravings will diminish.

Begin your FAST:

Start by consuming 12 oz of fluid every waking hour.  This could be a combination of water, herbal tea, broth or fresh vegetable juices.  Drink 2-3 quarts of juice throughout the day to keep a steady about of vegetable sugars entering the blood stream.  This will increase your changes of a successful fast.

Cautions:  If you feel nausea, very weak or faint, you should break your fast.  Try consuming bone broth and raw vegetables in a soup and continue your fast.  If this does not work, then consider having a green protein shake.  Consider the enema part to fully engage your detox.  If you still fell weak or faint, then eat a clean diet;

Suggested Diet: 2 meals per day of: protein, vegetables and oils.  Take Glycation Manager or Alpha CU and chromium to help stables your blood sugar.  2 green protein shakes per day, preferably Ultra Clear Renew during your fast.  Continue juicing 1-2 quarts per day.

FAST:  (Please review the fasting handout for a step by step guide)

Enema:  Perform the 4 step enema everyday throughout the duration of the fast.  Enema procedures will be provided with your enema kit purchased through the Wellness Center.

Options:  Parasite Cleanse, Heavy metals, Liver cleanse, Enema, tumors.

Detox: Ultra Clear Renew, Clear Change Daily Essentials or Detox Pekana

Parasite Cleanse:  Paraguard or Clarkia 100

Heavy Metals:  Ultra Clear Renew, HM Protect

Tumors:  Biozyme, Theracumin HP, Dr John’s Lymph


Fasting Recipes:

Simple and powerful Juice

yields approximately 33-37 oz of juice

  • 1 Cabbage 24 oz
  • 4 Celery 2-3 oz
  • 4 Carrots 4-5 oz
  • 1-2 Apples3-6 oz


  • 4-6 cloves Garlic 1/4 oz
  • 2 nickel slices of Ginger 1/4 oz
  • Lemon or Lime

Complex Juice Recipe:

yields approximately 38 oz of juice

  • 1 Cabbage 24 oz
  • Kale 2 handfuls
  • 1 Cucumber 4 oz
  • 2 Celery 2 oz
  • 2 Carrots 2 oz
  • 1 Apple 2-3 oz
  • 1 broccoli stem or 2 oz
  • 2 radishes
  • 1/2 beet 1/2 oz
  • 4 cloves garlic 1/4 oz
  • Fresh ginger 2 nichel slices 1/4 oz

Total yield will vary depending upon quality of Juicer.

The Integrative Wellness Center uses the Green Star Elite Juicer in our clinic.

We sell them for the lowest price available online in our clinic.  Please  ask our staff about demoing a Green Star Elite Juicer, you will be amazed!  Juices hard vegetables and also leaves like Kale and Wheat Grass very good.


Part 2: Shakes and Vegetables

5-10 days duration

We are continuing the detox with an animal free diet.  Adding 4 green protein shakes (Ultra Clear Renew Protein) per day to stabilize muscle mass.  Incorporating bone broth, vegetable soups, and eating raw vegetables with the optional raw dips/dressing for taste.

BEST:  Eat mono meals. Choose one vegetable per day and eat unlimited.  Ok to use dip/dressing and pâté with vegetable.

How to start part 2 fast:

Continue accelerating detox fast while stabilizing muscle mass.  This fast we will focus on clearing phase 2 liver detox pathway with emphasis on heavy metals and soft tissue toxin clearing.  We will eat mono meals to help modulate cytokine inflammation in your gastrointestinal track. Studies show you will be eliminating up to 278  plus known heavy metals, chemicals, toxins interfering with optimal detox.  These are buried in your liver, fatty and soft  tissues. Your body will feel much better once these toxins and heavy metals are cleared.  If your brain will become more responsive.


Continue drinking 1-2 quarts of fresh juice daily.  Add 4 protein shakes per day to stabilize muscle mass while continuing accelerating detox fast.  Eat soups,broths and mono vegetable meals/snacks.  Make raw dips and dressings to help support taste of your favorite vegetables.  Slice vegetables and dip into raw dressing for taste.  Eat unlimited as snacks or meals.


Day 1-5:  Drink 2 servings per day Ultra Clear Renew medical food protein shake.

Drink 2 servings per day Ultra Meal Advanced protein.  If pain or inflammation is present, then substitute for Ultra InflammX360 medical food protein shake.  2 of these shakes per day should be complex shakes.  4 is best.

Take Clear Change Daily Essentials or Advaclear with 2 of the shakes per day.  Example morning and afternoon shakes.

Optional:  Take ultra spectrum probiotics morning and night.  Add Glutagenics or Glutamine Forte Powder to shake, 2 x day, to help repair leaky gut syndrome

Affirmation: I am so thankful for the mentors in my life that led me out of troubled waters.  We all have faced tough, trying times in our lives.  The closer we get to success, the further it seems.  Don’t ever give up on anyone, but especially yourself.  You are victorious in all well doing.  I believe in you and I am walking in faith expecting amazing victories in your life.

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Healing Testimonies

We are always looking for ways to encourage clients in their healing journey with us.  If you have a positive health testimony to share from your experience at the Integrative Wellness Center, please submit it to us via email at <>.

You will automatically receive a 10% discount off your next order when you submit a testimony.

Thank you!

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