Daniel Plan 1/27/17: The Daniel Plan Detox

Welcome to today's installment of the Daniel Plan from Well Within.

One of my patients stopped in today and said she has been following the installments and was grateful that it was online since she was never able to make the weekly meetings during previous iterations of this program. Thanks for the encouragement! I would always like to hear from you if you are participating.

Today we are going to talk about the Daniel Plan Detox.

It is laid out starting on page 294 of the book (get the book, it is great!). The Detox has you follow the same Daniel Plan Plate portioning, but also wants you to eliminate everything that could potentially trigger health issues.

What you will eat: Real, fresh whole food.

What you will let go of: coffee and alcohol, processed or fast foods, artificial sweeteners of any kind, sugar in any form, all dairy, all gluten.

Bye bye additives and chemicals. See you later stimulants and sedatives. Adios milk, butter, yogurt and cheese. Adieu to wheat, rye, barley, oats and spelt.

Do this for two weeks (or longer) and see how you feel.

I am sad to report that, despite hailing from dairy country in Western New York, I feel better without dairy. I especially love cheese, but I've seen that it causes bloating and I feel worse when I've tried to reintegrate it.

Oats on the other hand haven't seemed to bother me when I add them back in. Strictly eliminating sugar is a benefit for us all and only allowing the very occasional cheat would be the best for everyone in my opinion.

For more tips, check out this article, 7 Reasons You Need to Detox.

I'll be back on Monday and we'll talk about the role of faith in our overall wellness.

Today's Bible verse

being confident in this, that He who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus
— Philippians 1:6