FAQ’s


Trio Clean and Lean Frequently Asked Questions


Does the Trio Detox interact with medications prescribed by my doctor?

No, it will not interact with drugs.

Can I use the Trio Detox if I am pregnant?

No, as it is best to avoid doing any detox during pregnancy.

Can I do the Trio Detox if I am breastfeeding?

No, as it is best to avoid any detox during the first 6 months of breastfeeding; thereafter you can.

Are there any side effects from the Trio Detox?

During a detox you will be eliminating toxins from your body, which in some cases could cause a headache or fatigue or perhaps a change in bowel actions; generally, such symptoms are temporary and can be alleviated by drinking more water. Rarely a skin rash may occur, which could be a detox reaction or an allergy; if this occurs call our Health Advisory Service on 0246558855.

How many times can I do the Trio Detox?

This is up to you and your state of health. It is beneficial to do it several times a year. If you find the individual sachets, such as the Superfood, highly beneficial, you can take the individual sachet long term.

How long does it take for the Trio Detox to improve my health?

It will take 21 days.

Can I drink coffee whilst on the Trio Detox?

Yes but no more than one cup per day. Do not add any sweeteners to your coffee (except for Nature Sweet Sugar Substitute. Real coffee is better than instant coffee. Coffee does have some benefits for the liver.

Can I drink alcohol whilst doing the Trio Detox?

No, as this will overload the liver.

What can I do if I find the taste (flavour) of the Trio Detox sachets too strong?

Mix them in more liquid – such as water or fruit and vegetable juices or coconut milk.

What can I do if I do not like the taste of the sachets?

Mix them in your liquid of choice such as coconut milk, almond milk or rice milk. You can also take them with food if the taste is too strong. The alkalinising powder has the strongest taste, and if you prefer you can take this powder mid-afternoon or one hour after dinner. You can also mix the alkalinising powder in vegetable juice, either freshly made or V8 vegetable juices.

Can I lose weight from doing the Trio Detox?

Yes, you can, as the removal of toxins from the fatty deposits in the body and the liver, will increase the metabolic rate.
You can expect to lose one kilogram per week, especially if you avoid –

  • All sugar (except from fruit)
  • All grains and their products (wheat, rye, barley and oats)
  • All processed foods

Who cannot do the Trio Detox?

It is best to seek advice from your doctor before doing Trio detox if you have-

  • Pregnant women
  • If you have Kidney failure and/or Liver failure, you must check with your doctor first, before doing Trio Detox

You can also phone Dr Sandra Cabot’s Health Advisory Service on 0246558855 for more help.

Can Trio Detox be taken in those with Autoimmune diseases?

In some people with autoimmune disease, a detox can cause a temporary flare up of their inflammation, which causes a temporary worsening of symptoms; this is generally only mild, and is not serious. If it continues, it is best to take only one sachet daily (e.g. only one of the Trio products instead of all 3 products). If it continues reduce dose to ½ sachet daily.
Feel free to call our naturopaths for advice on 0246558855.

Can Trio Detox be taken by people who suffer with allergies?

Yes, it can but it is important to note that allergic people are often over reactors to all sorts of things. A regular detox can help to reduce allergies over time.
People prone to allergies such as dermatitis, eczema, hives, hay fever or asthma are known as Atopic people. They are more likely to react to foods, pollens, animal hair, dust mite and herbs.
If anyone gets an allergic reaction to the Trio Detox, I recommend that the Superfood is stopped. This is because the Superfood contains so many different ingredients.
Then reintroduce the gut detox and repair product, and continue it until finished.
Then reintroduce the alkalinise sachet and continue until finished.
If allergic reaction was mild, the Superfood can then be tried again, in dose of ¼ sachet daily to see how they react. It is desirable to try the Superfood again because it is helpful for the immune system. Improvement will be slower, but will eventually occur.
If the reaction was severe, for example wheezing, swollen lips, hives etc, they will not be able to take the Trio Detox.

Can children do the Trio Detox?

In general, children under the age of 15, do not need a Detox per se. However, some of the individual sachets inside the Trio could be used in children over 8 years of age, if indicated.
For example – Gut Repair and Detox sachet could be used in dose of one daily in cases of indigestion, nausea, reflux, gut inflammation, etc. Obviously, the child must have seen their doctor first for a diagnosis.

Should I take, or do I need to take, any supplements whilst doing the Trio Detox?

There is no need to take extra supplements whilst doing Trio Detox; indeed you want to avoid taking too many different supplements during a detox.
However, if you think your liver needs extra help during the 21-day Trio Detox, the most appropriate and effective supplements to take are –

  • Livatone Plus, one to two capsules twice daily with food to support liver function
  • FibreTone Powder 2 tsp daily with the SuperFood
  • BactoClear natural antibiotic capsules, one with every meal if you have an overgrowth of unfriendly bacteria in your gut

Do not take multivitamins or other superfoods during the 21 day Trio Detox Program.



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Detox Symptoms

During the Trio Detox Program, you will have removed all processed foods, refined sugars, caffeinated beverages and alcohol. All of these foods/ drinks can cause ‘addiction’, and when removed suddenly, can result in withdrawal symptoms. It is completely normal for this to occur, as the body is used to receiving these on a regular basis. Continue with the program and these symptoms will lessen and your mood will stabilise as your body adjusts to functioning without those foods. You could also try taking Tyrosine, which is a precursor to dopamine and noradrenalin and aids in mood stabilisation and reducing cravings for addictive substances.

Category: Detox Symptoms
  • Ensure you are walking and/or stretching daily to get the bowels moving.
  • Drink 2-3 litres of water daily.
  • Increase intake of fibre, specifically insoluble fibre found in zucchini, leafy greens, cabbage, carrots, broccoli brown rice and quinoa. Tip: avoid peeling fruits and vegetables as the peel is most rich in fibre.
  • Try to reduce stress through meditation, deep breathing, yoga or a magnesium salt bath. Stress can cause constipation, so it is important to reduce stress levels to allow the bowel to function properly.
  • Try taking Magnesium, as it is a smooth muscle relaxant which will help to relax the bowel and encourage the removal of waste.
  • Psyllium husk, also known as the ‘intestinal broom’, helps to soften the stool, cleanse the bowel and facilitate regular bowel movements. Our Fibretone supplement contains psyllium husk, herbs and amino acids to support bowel, liver and gallbladder function.
Category: Detox Symptoms
If you are a highly toxic person that has been exposed to a lot of environmental toxins, taken heavy medication in the past or consuming a highly-processed diet, you could experience undesirable detox reactions. In a situation like this, you can reduce/ prevent detox symptoms by extending the detox to 42 days and halving the dose of the sachets. For instance, on day 1- take ½ of each sachet, and on day 2- take the other half of each sachet. This will double the length of the program. Follow the diet plan as normal.

Category: Detox Symptoms
  • Try having a piece of fruit, or coconut yoghurt with honey if you are craving sugar. These natural forms of sugar will aid in satisfying your cravings.
  • Ensure you are eating enough protein- protein aids in stabilising blood sugar and reducing sugar cravings and energy crashes. Try to have protein with every meal and snack. Good sources of protein include- nuts, seeds, eggs, quinoa, lentils, beans, fish, chicken, brown rice, avocado.
  • Try chromium, which aids in blood sugar regulation and stabilisation. Our Glucemic Balance capsules contain chromium and other herbs and minerals which aid in reducing cravings for sugar.
  • Don’t give in! By the time you have finished the program, your sugar cravings should have subsided, and you will no longer be addicted to sugar
Category: Detox Symptoms
  • Try having green tea: It is high in antioxidants, and also contains caffeine, so it will aid in reducing withdrawal symptoms.
  • Drink 2-3 litres of water daily to avoid dehydration.
  • Have a magnesium salt bath/ foot bath to aid in muscle relaxation and stress relief.
  • Try taking Magnesium: Vital for nervous system functioning, magnesium helps to induce smooth muscle relaxation and can help with reducing headache frequency and severity.
  • Try taking Tyrosine: It aids in the production of dopamine and noradrenalin, which are responsible for improving mood and concentration, and helps to reduce cravings to addictive substances.
Category: Detox Symptoms
You could be feeling run-down, fatigued and have a headache when starting the detox, which are normal symptoms of detoxification and not necessarily a cold. If you develop a sore throat and runny nose, then you might have developed a cold. It is important to let your body rest during this time, to allow it to recover. Take the time to have a relaxing bath, and go to bed early. Increase your intake of foods rich in vitamin C (orange, lemon, lime, kiwi, capsicum, tomato), Zinc (oysters, pepitas, sunflower seeds, amaranth, lentils, tofu) and vitamin D (eggs, fish, and sunshine) to strengthen your immune system. Garlic and honey are naturally antimicrobial, antibacterial and antifungal and will help your body fight off the cold. Selenium is a powerful antioxidant and is great at inhibiting viral replication, to aid your body in fighting the infection. Our BactoClear capsules would be particularly beneficial during a sinus infection as the herbs help to clear out the mucous and reduce inflammation.

Category: Detox Symptoms

Exercise

Light exercise is recommended during the detox to enhance the effects of the program, without putting additional strain on the body. It is recommended that you go for a brisk 30 minute walk per day, and do some light stretching. It is important not to overdo it, as the prime focus of your body should be on enhancing detoxification pathways and healing the body. Excessive exercise will result in the need for muscle recovery, which will take the bodies focus away from detoxification.

Walking and stretching will be very beneficial for you during the program to help improve circulation, stimulate sweating, enhance lymphatic flow and encouraging bowel movements. As an added bonus, exercising outside in the sun will increase your vitamin D levels, to strengthen your immune system.

Category: Exercise

Menu and Food

Certain foods have been excluded from the program as they could be pro-inflammatory to the body, carry a toxic load, spike blood sugar, acidic to the body, difficult to digest, are common allergens and put stress on the liver. Removal of these foods from the diet during the detox, lessens the load on the liver and allows it to effectively detoxify the body. Consuming these foods throughout the detox will lessen the effectiveness of the program and your results.

  • Bananas: high in starch and sugar.
  • Pears: high in fructose.
  • Grapes: highly sprayed with pesticides and herbicides.
  • White potatoes: high in starch.
  • Swordfish: high in mercury.
  • Turkey: Contains more red meat than chicken.
  • Red meat: inflammatory/ acidic to the body.
  • Processed meats / bacon: high in nitrates.
  • Peanuts: highly sprayed with chemicals, often containing aflatoxin.
  • Soft drink: Inflammatory/ acidic, high in sugar, and leads to bone demineralisation.
  • Alcohol: inflammatory and puts stress on the liver.
  • Aspartame: A chemical which is toxic and inflammatory to the body.
  • Gluten: common allergen, causes inflammation and damage in the gut and reduces nutrient absorption.
  • Soy: is a goitrogen which can negatively affect the thyroid. Fermented forms such as tempeh and organic tofu are beneficial to the gut. Should be limited in those with thyroid issues.
  • Sauces: often high in sugar and salt.
  • Refined sugars: inflammatory, spikes blood sugar levels.
  • Processed fats: inflammatory to the body, difficult to digest, causes fatty deposits in arteries.

 

Category: Menu and Food
Typically, dairy is mucous-producing and inflammatory to the body and should be avoided in incidences of inflammation or detoxification to allow the body to heal. Dairy products are also slightly acidic, which is undesirable during a detox program as the goal is to alkalinise the body. Lactose (found in dairy products) is a common allergen, further highlighting the importance of removing it from the program to avoid possible interference.

Category: Menu and Food
  • Before giving in to the temptation, stop and take 3 deep breaths and focus on what you are thinking/ feeling to determine where the urge to eat is coming from. Work through these thoughts in your head, or on paper and come up with alternative actions to help the situation/ to make you feel better, which don’t involve binge eating.
  • Alternative strategies include- going for a walk, doing some stretching, listening to music, meditation, having a relaxing bath, doing deep breathing, talking to a friend, getting a massage, watching your favourite movie, focusing on your goals or having a herbal tea.
  • If you need to eat, choose healthy fats (such as avocado, coconut yoghurt, nuts and seeds) and natural forms of sugar (fruit or honey), to make you feel better. It’s often the fat and the sugar in processed foods that we crave, so eating these healthier alternatives will help to make you feel better.
  • Remove the foods that you commonly binge on from the household, so that they are harder to obtain. Out of sight, out of mind.
Category: Menu and Food
Throughout the cleanse, you should be drinking a minimum of two litres of filtered water per day. If you’re thirsty, feel free to drink more than this. If you find that you can’t satisfy your thirst, and that you are frequently urinating, try adding a pinch of sea salt to your water bottle to encourage the movement of water into your cells. Ensure you are using a drink bottle that is glass, metal or BPA free.

Category: Menu and Food
This really depends on the individual, as one person may require more or less energy intake than the next person. Activity levels also affect energy requirements, with those who are highly active in their jobs (such as builders), requiring more than those who are sedentary at work (such as office workers).

Ensure to practice mindful eating. Sit down for each meal at a table, away from distractions such as the TV or your phone. Before beginning your meal, take 3 deep breaths to relax. This will help activate your ‘rest and digest’ function, allowing your body to digest food more efficiently. During your meal, ensure to eat slowly, chew each bite well and focus on the flavours and textures you are experiencing. Eat enough food to satisfy your hunger, but not enough that you are over-full. If you are hungry after your meal, try munching on a raw carrot or apple to allow your body to register fullness, without overeating.

Category: Menu and Food
There are many other foods that contain calcium, other than dairy. These include sesame seeds, tahini, sardines with the bones, tofu, tempeh, pinto beans, bone broth, almonds, kelp, amaranth, millet, chia seeds and green leafy vegetables (spinach, kale, mustard greens, bok choy).During the detox program, your body’s ability to utilise and absorb calcium will be enhanced. For example:

  • When there is intestinal permeability and inflammation in the gut, mineral absorption is compromised, leading to low calcium absorption. The Trio program focuses on reducing inflammation and repairing gut permeability to enhance absorption.
  • Magnesium will increase the absorption of calcium into the bones. Magnesium is included in 2/3 Trio sachets and could help to improve calcium absorption.
  • Soft drink and other carbonated beverages can cause demineralisation of the bones by leeching out calcium and magnesium to correct the bodies pH. Avoiding this will improve calcium storage in the bones.
Category: Menu and Food
No, the menu planner is provided to give you an idea of what you should be eating throughout the detox program. You can mix and match recipes, or make up your own. The only rule is that you consume the foods listed in the approved list, and avoid the foods in the exclude list. If you follow that rule, you can make up your own delicious recipes and will still achieve the same benefit from the detox program as those who follow the menu planner.

Category: Menu and Food
Yes you can. You can prepare enough juice for the whole week, all at once. Simply pour the juice into glass jars, immediately after juicing, tighten the lid and put them in the freezer. The juice will retain its nutrients, as long as it is not exposed to too much light or oxygen. Simply take a juice from the freezer each day, and defrost to drink.

Category: Menu and Food
Yes, you can snack on foods that are on the approved list in your manual if you are hungry. Additional snack ideas include- cacao bliss balls, chia seed pudding, coconut yoghurt with nuts or berries, fried tempeh strips, kale chips, olives and roasted chickpeas. It is important to avoid over-snacking as the detox could be less effective. Before reaching for a snack, have a glass of water or herbal tea, or go for a short walk to distract yourself. If you are still hungry after this, then feel free to have a snack- after all, we don’t want you to go hungry! By adopting this habit, you will avoid eating out of boredom and instead, eating only when your body requires food. Eat until satisfied as opposed to really full, to ensure that your digestion is working optimally and that you are getting the maximum benefit out of your detox program.

Be sure to be mindful when you are eating. Take 3 deep breaths before you begin eating, and focus chewing your food properly, and enjoying the flavours and textures in the food you are consuming. Try to avoid eating whilst doing other tasks such as watching TV, driving or talking on the phone. Your body is less likely to register what you’re eating if you are multitasking, meaning that it will take more food to satisfy your hunger and that you’ll be hungry again not long afterwards.

Category: Menu and Food

Weight Loss or Gain

During a detox, the bowels can become overloaded for a few days building up waste products before releasing them. This could result in temporary weight gain, which you should lose again once the bowels are moving regularly.

Weight loss is not the primary focus of the detox program. The Trio Program aims to support and strengthen detoxification pathways to improve liver, gut and immune health. Those doing the program may experience reduction in bloating, digestive symptoms, headaches, skin problems, fatigue and weight loss. However, everyone will have different experiences on the program, and weight loss cannot be guaranteed. To maximise your chances of losing weight, be sure to avoid over-snacking/ binge eating, all processed foods, grains and their products (wheat, rye, barley and oats) and all sugars (expect fruits). Also, aim to go for a 30 minute walk every day.

A small amount of weight loss may naturally occur with the detox program as excess waste is removed from the bowels, excess fluid retention is filtered out and metabolic rate speeds up. To prevent excessive weight loss, increase intake avocado, brown rice, nuts and seeds, coconut cream, and healthy oils as these are easy ways to increase the energy density of a meal. You could also slightly increase the portion size of your meals. As long as you are consuming enough energy, to balance the energy you are expending, you should not experience excessive weight loss.

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Detox Symptoms

During the Trio Detox Program, you will have removed all processed foods, refined sugars, caffeinated beverages and alcohol. All of these foods/ drinks can cause ‘addiction’, and when removed suddenly, can result in withdrawal symptoms. It is completely normal for this to occur, as the body is used to receiving these on a regular basis. Continue with the program and these symptoms will lessen and your mood will stabilise as your body adjusts to functioning without those foods. You could also try taking Tyrosine, which is a precursor to dopamine and noradrenalin and aids in mood stabilisation and reducing cravings for addictive substances.

Category: Detox Symptoms
  • Ensure you are walking and/or stretching daily to get the bowels moving.
  • Drink 2-3 litres of water daily.
  • Increase intake of fibre, specifically insoluble fibre found in zucchini, leafy greens, cabbage, carrots, broccoli brown rice and quinoa. Tip: avoid peeling fruits and vegetables as the peel is most rich in fibre.
  • Try to reduce stress through meditation, deep breathing, yoga or a magnesium salt bath. Stress can cause constipation, so it is important to reduce stress levels to allow the bowel to function properly.
  • Try taking Magnesium, as it is a smooth muscle relaxant which will help to relax the bowel and encourage the removal of waste.
  • Psyllium husk, also known as the ‘intestinal broom’, helps to soften the stool, cleanse the bowel and facilitate regular bowel movements. Our Fibretone supplement contains psyllium husk, herbs and amino acids to support bowel, liver and gallbladder function.
Category: Detox Symptoms
If you are a highly toxic person that has been exposed to a lot of environmental toxins, taken heavy medication in the past or consuming a highly-processed diet, you could experience undesirable detox reactions. In a situation like this, you can reduce/ prevent detox symptoms by extending the detox to 42 days and halving the dose of the sachets. For instance, on day 1- take ½ of each sachet, and on day 2- take the other half of each sachet. This will double the length of the program. Follow the diet plan as normal.

Category: Detox Symptoms
  • Try having a piece of fruit, or coconut yoghurt with honey if you are craving sugar. These natural forms of sugar will aid in satisfying your cravings.
  • Ensure you are eating enough protein- protein aids in stabilising blood sugar and reducing sugar cravings and energy crashes. Try to have protein with every meal and snack. Good sources of protein include- nuts, seeds, eggs, quinoa, lentils, beans, fish, chicken, brown rice, avocado.
  • Try chromium, which aids in blood sugar regulation and stabilisation. Our Glucemic Balance capsules contain chromium and other herbs and minerals which aid in reducing cravings for sugar.
  • Don’t give in! By the time you have finished the program, your sugar cravings should have subsided, and you will no longer be addicted to sugar
Category: Detox Symptoms
  • Try having green tea: It is high in antioxidants, and also contains caffeine, so it will aid in reducing withdrawal symptoms.
  • Drink 2-3 litres of water daily to avoid dehydration.
  • Have a magnesium salt bath/ foot bath to aid in muscle relaxation and stress relief.
  • Try taking Magnesium: Vital for nervous system functioning, magnesium helps to induce smooth muscle relaxation and can help with reducing headache frequency and severity.
  • Try taking Tyrosine: It aids in the production of dopamine and noradrenalin, which are responsible for improving mood and concentration, and helps to reduce cravings to addictive substances.
Category: Detox Symptoms
You could be feeling run-down, fatigued and have a headache when starting the detox, which are normal symptoms of detoxification and not necessarily a cold. If you develop a sore throat and runny nose, then you might have developed a cold. It is important to let your body rest during this time, to allow it to recover. Take the time to have a relaxing bath, and go to bed early. Increase your intake of foods rich in vitamin C (orange, lemon, lime, kiwi, capsicum, tomato), Zinc (oysters, pepitas, sunflower seeds, amaranth, lentils, tofu) and vitamin D (eggs, fish, and sunshine) to strengthen your immune system. Garlic and honey are naturally antimicrobial, antibacterial and antifungal and will help your body fight off the cold. Selenium is a powerful antioxidant and is great at inhibiting viral replication, to aid your body in fighting the infection. Our BactoClear capsules would be particularly beneficial during a sinus infection as the herbs help to clear out the mucous and reduce inflammation.

Category: Detox Symptoms

Exercise

Light exercise is recommended during the detox to enhance the effects of the program, without putting additional strain on the body. It is recommended that you go for a brisk 30 minute walk per day, and do some light stretching. It is important not to overdo it, as the prime focus of your body should be on enhancing detoxification pathways and healing the body. Excessive exercise will result in the need for muscle recovery, which will take the bodies focus away from detoxification.

Walking and stretching will be very beneficial for you during the program to help improve circulation, stimulate sweating, enhance lymphatic flow and encouraging bowel movements. As an added bonus, exercising outside in the sun will increase your vitamin D levels, to strengthen your immune system.

Category: Exercise

Menu and Food

Certain foods have been excluded from the program as they could be pro-inflammatory to the body, carry a toxic load, spike blood sugar, acidic to the body, difficult to digest, are common allergens and put stress on the liver. Removal of these foods from the diet during the detox, lessens the load on the liver and allows it to effectively detoxify the body. Consuming these foods throughout the detox will lessen the effectiveness of the program and your results.

  • Bananas: high in starch and sugar.
  • Pears: high in fructose.
  • Grapes: highly sprayed with pesticides and herbicides.
  • White potatoes: high in starch.
  • Swordfish: high in mercury.
  • Turkey: Contains more red meat than chicken.
  • Red meat: inflammatory/ acidic to the body.
  • Processed meats / bacon: high in nitrates.
  • Peanuts: highly sprayed with chemicals, often containing aflatoxin.
  • Soft drink: Inflammatory/ acidic, high in sugar, and leads to bone demineralisation.
  • Alcohol: inflammatory and puts stress on the liver.
  • Aspartame: A chemical which is toxic and inflammatory to the body.
  • Gluten: common allergen, causes inflammation and damage in the gut and reduces nutrient absorption.
  • Soy: is a goitrogen which can negatively affect the thyroid. Fermented forms such as tempeh and organic tofu are beneficial to the gut. Should be limited in those with thyroid issues.
  • Sauces: often high in sugar and salt.
  • Refined sugars: inflammatory, spikes blood sugar levels.
  • Processed fats: inflammatory to the body, difficult to digest, causes fatty deposits in arteries.

 

Category: Menu and Food
Typically, dairy is mucous-producing and inflammatory to the body and should be avoided in incidences of inflammation or detoxification to allow the body to heal. Dairy products are also slightly acidic, which is undesirable during a detox program as the goal is to alkalinise the body. Lactose (found in dairy products) is a common allergen, further highlighting the importance of removing it from the program to avoid possible interference.

Category: Menu and Food
  • Before giving in to the temptation, stop and take 3 deep breaths and focus on what you are thinking/ feeling to determine where the urge to eat is coming from. Work through these thoughts in your head, or on paper and come up with alternative actions to help the situation/ to make you feel better, which don’t involve binge eating.
  • Alternative strategies include- going for a walk, doing some stretching, listening to music, meditation, having a relaxing bath, doing deep breathing, talking to a friend, getting a massage, watching your favourite movie, focusing on your goals or having a herbal tea.
  • If you need to eat, choose healthy fats (such as avocado, coconut yoghurt, nuts and seeds) and natural forms of sugar (fruit or honey), to make you feel better. It’s often the fat and the sugar in processed foods that we crave, so eating these healthier alternatives will help to make you feel better.
  • Remove the foods that you commonly binge on from the household, so that they are harder to obtain. Out of sight, out of mind.
Category: Menu and Food
Throughout the cleanse, you should be drinking a minimum of two litres of filtered water per day. If you’re thirsty, feel free to drink more than this. If you find that you can’t satisfy your thirst, and that you are frequently urinating, try adding a pinch of sea salt to your water bottle to encourage the movement of water into your cells. Ensure you are using a drink bottle that is glass, metal or BPA free.

Category: Menu and Food
This really depends on the individual, as one person may require more or less energy intake than the next person. Activity levels also affect energy requirements, with those who are highly active in their jobs (such as builders), requiring more than those who are sedentary at work (such as office workers).

Ensure to practice mindful eating. Sit down for each meal at a table, away from distractions such as the TV or your phone. Before beginning your meal, take 3 deep breaths to relax. This will help activate your ‘rest and digest’ function, allowing your body to digest food more efficiently. During your meal, ensure to eat slowly, chew each bite well and focus on the flavours and textures you are experiencing. Eat enough food to satisfy your hunger, but not enough that you are over-full. If you are hungry after your meal, try munching on a raw carrot or apple to allow your body to register fullness, without overeating.

Category: Menu and Food
There are many other foods that contain calcium, other than dairy. These include sesame seeds, tahini, sardines with the bones, tofu, tempeh, pinto beans, bone broth, almonds, kelp, amaranth, millet, chia seeds and green leafy vegetables (spinach, kale, mustard greens, bok choy).During the detox program, your body’s ability to utilise and absorb calcium will be enhanced. For example:

  • When there is intestinal permeability and inflammation in the gut, mineral absorption is compromised, leading to low calcium absorption. The Trio program focuses on reducing inflammation and repairing gut permeability to enhance absorption.
  • Magnesium will increase the absorption of calcium into the bones. Magnesium is included in 2/3 Trio sachets and could help to improve calcium absorption.
  • Soft drink and other carbonated beverages can cause demineralisation of the bones by leeching out calcium and magnesium to correct the bodies pH. Avoiding this will improve calcium storage in the bones.
Category: Menu and Food
No, the menu planner is provided to give you an idea of what you should be eating throughout the detox program. You can mix and match recipes, or make up your own. The only rule is that you consume the foods listed in the approved list, and avoid the foods in the exclude list. If you follow that rule, you can make up your own delicious recipes and will still achieve the same benefit from the detox program as those who follow the menu planner.

Category: Menu and Food
Yes you can. You can prepare enough juice for the whole week, all at once. Simply pour the juice into glass jars, immediately after juicing, tighten the lid and put them in the freezer. The juice will retain its nutrients, as long as it is not exposed to too much light or oxygen. Simply take a juice from the freezer each day, and defrost to drink.

Category: Menu and Food
Yes, you can snack on foods that are on the approved list in your manual if you are hungry. Additional snack ideas include- cacao bliss balls, chia seed pudding, coconut yoghurt with nuts or berries, fried tempeh strips, kale chips, olives and roasted chickpeas. It is important to avoid over-snacking as the detox could be less effective. Before reaching for a snack, have a glass of water or herbal tea, or go for a short walk to distract yourself. If you are still hungry after this, then feel free to have a snack- after all, we don’t want you to go hungry! By adopting this habit, you will avoid eating out of boredom and instead, eating only when your body requires food. Eat until satisfied as opposed to really full, to ensure that your digestion is working optimally and that you are getting the maximum benefit out of your detox program.

Be sure to be mindful when you are eating. Take 3 deep breaths before you begin eating, and focus chewing your food properly, and enjoying the flavours and textures in the food you are consuming. Try to avoid eating whilst doing other tasks such as watching TV, driving or talking on the phone. Your body is less likely to register what you’re eating if you are multitasking, meaning that it will take more food to satisfy your hunger and that you’ll be hungry again not long afterwards.

Category: Menu and Food

Weight Loss or Gain

During a detox, the bowels can become overloaded for a few days building up waste products before releasing them. This could result in temporary weight gain, which you should lose again once the bowels are moving regularly.

Weight loss is not the primary focus of the detox program. The Trio Program aims to support and strengthen detoxification pathways to improve liver, gut and immune health. Those doing the program may experience reduction in bloating, digestive symptoms, headaches, skin problems, fatigue and weight loss. However, everyone will have different experiences on the program, and weight loss cannot be guaranteed. To maximise your chances of losing weight, be sure to avoid over-snacking/ binge eating, all processed foods, grains and their products (wheat, rye, barley and oats) and all sugars (expect fruits). Also, aim to go for a 30 minute walk every day.

A small amount of weight loss may naturally occur with the detox program as excess waste is removed from the bowels, excess fluid retention is filtered out and metabolic rate speeds up. To prevent excessive weight loss, increase intake avocado, brown rice, nuts and seeds, coconut cream, and healthy oils as these are easy ways to increase the energy density of a meal. You could also slightly increase the portion size of your meals. As long as you are consuming enough energy, to balance the energy you are expending, you should not experience excessive weight loss.

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