Since its inception, Fat Flush has helped millions of people worldwide boost metabolism, transform their body, and keep the weight off for good. This unique, groundbreaking program targets cleansing the liver — the largest, most versatile organ in the body – to accelerate weight loss and flush out stubborn fat while improving your health.
The Fat Flush concept was originally introduced as a brief chapter in my first book, Beyond Pritikin in 1988. This original Two-Week Fat Flush was the plan I used with my personal clients including A-list celebrities for over 15 years. The birth of the expanded and complete Fat Flush Plan began in 2000 when iVillage, then the most popular women’s health site on the internet, approached me to be a guest expert on its Diet and Fitness channel. I shared my Two-Week Fat Flush plan with the iVillage community, and hundreds of thousands of women began to resonate to the concept. This unexpected national attention served as a catalyst for the development of my first full-fledged Fat Flush book, The Fat Flush Plan in 2002.
Since The Fat Flush Plan’s release, we have had four additional Fat Flushing publications and now…
It’s loaded with helpful reminders, complete meal plans, encouraging support and so much more that will help you stay on track!
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The Fat Flush Plan – In-App Purchase
The Fat Flush Cookbook - In-App Purchase II
Now available for download in the app store for iPhone and iPad!
*Android users stay tuned…there are future plans to release an Android version.
This Thanksgiving falls on the first full day of Chanukah. Known as the Jewish festival of lights, Chanukah commemorates the reclaiming of the temple by the Jews from the Syrian Greek forces. When a small band of rebels won back the temple, they found there was only enough olive oil to keep the menorah (candelabra) burning for one day, but miraculously, the oil burned for eight days until they were able to replenish their supply.
Oil is a major theme of the holiday and that’s why Chanukah is traditionally observed by eating potato pancakes or latkes fried in olive oil! I’ve taken the liberty of tweaking the traditional fried potato pancake recipe and making it more Fat Flush-friendly with spaghetti squash. Continue reading →
I love Thanksgiving. I especially look forward to the traditional desserts—like pumpkin pie. And this year, it’s a double celebration with the first night of Chanukah! But as you know, most conventional pumpkin pie recipes are made with granulated sugar and sweetened condensed milk that can result in sugar shock. Even the so-called healthy variations contain too many natural sugars, devoid of nutritional value.
So, instead of giving up on this festive treat, I decided to give it a gluten-free superfoods makeover—complete with super seasonings and super sweeteners.
That wasn’t hard to do because pumpkins happen to be extremely rich in nutritional value to begin with. While surprisingly low in calories, pumpkins deliver a powerful potassium punch in just one cup of mashed.
With nearly 600 mg of this heart and cortisol-balancing mineral—1/3 more potassium than a banana—they are also an unexpected source of fiber and carotenoids. Pumpkins offer up more than 2,000 mcg of the vision-protecting carotenoids, lutein and zeaxanthin—with a decent supply of B complex vitamins and manganese—a trace mineral so important in reducing the swelling, pain, and stiffness in joints. Continue reading →
Thanksgiving’s just around the corner, and besides the joy of spending time with beloved family and friends, and expressing gratitude for our many blessings in life, there’s something else to look forward to…food, and lots of it!
Americans consume nearly 740 million pounds of turkey every Thanksgiving, and that’s on top of the plethora of other traditional (and generally carb-laden) side dishes and desserts. With so much food to enjoy, you can sometimes pay the price by being bloated for hours, and worse, backed up for days. Continue reading →
Targeted ultra-hydrating skin care ingredients on the inside—and on the outside—can visibly combat the dehydrating, drying effects of the fall and winter seasons.
Biologically, the skin requires a steady supply of the omega-6 essential fatty acid gamma linolenic acid (GLA) to stay supple and smooth. GLA helps to trap moisture and prevents water from disappearing from the surface of the skin. It is an unsung beauty-fier and beautifies from the inside out—a perfect complement to the newest skin products which actually add topical oil to the complexion.
Without sufficient GLA, cellular membranes cannot retain moisture, leaving the skin with a dry, rough appearance. A GLA deficit can cause weakened capillaries and increased water loss, resulting in itching, scaliness and dry, wrinkle-prone skin. When I test my clients with a blood test that measures overall omega status, I find a startling 9 out of 10 are very GLA deficient. Continue reading →
Worldwide, obesity is on the rise. The Centers for Disease Control describes American society as “obesogenic,” promoting increasingly unhealthy foods, increased food intake, and physical inactivity. Diabesity is on the rise thanks to excess grains, sugar, and bread in our diets.
In today’s petrochemical world, the more fat you store in your body, the more toxins you retain. Nearly 100,000 toxins assault your body on a daily basis—even at low levels. Many of these, like pesticides and plastics, can disrupt metabolism, contributing to overweight and obesity. Continue reading →
And, you likely have cortisol to blame. One of the main adrenal hormones secreted to provide energy in response to stress, Cortisol stimulates the release of protein from muscle so it can be converted to glucose, inhibits protein synthesis, increases the release of fatty acids from fat tissue and stimulates the conversion of noncarbohydrates to glucose. All of the resulting extra blood sugar provides the fuel you need to respond to an immediate stress – that rush of adrenaline you feel when you narrowly avoid a wreck while driving.
When stress becomes a constant, as is the case for so many of us juggling busy schedules, careers and family, cortisol levels remain high, as do glucose levels. When the excess blood sugar is not used for energy production, it is stored as fat, often in the deep abdominal fat cells, which have four times more cortisol receptors than fat cells found just below the skin. Consequently, cortisol is drawn into the central fat cells, where it activates enzymes to store fat. This process is what gives you that midlife tummy bulge that’s so difficult to lose. Continue reading →
The largest study ever undertaken on diet and health—the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition (EPIC)—has turned up some interesting findings on women’s hormonal balance.
For starters, this long-term investigation of 521,000 subjects finds that the female hormone estrogen and male hormones (or androgens) increase breast cancer risk—both before and after menopause. But the female hormone progesterone does not. Continue reading →
Israeli scientists have found that low-frequency electromagnetic fields (EMFs)—produced by cell and cordless phones, hair dryers, electronics, faulty wiring, microwave ovens, PDAs, power lines, TVs, and WiFi—have “a statistically significant influence on the formation” of the most common form of breast cancer.
Following close to 1,300 clinical case records of older women—those with the highest incidence of mammary tumors—for over 26 years, researchers report that these women used personal computers at least three hours a day, as well as mobile phones and common electrical appliances that emit EMFs. Continue reading →
Do you have a stuffy nose? Or a cough that’s worse at night? Suffer sore throat or ear pain? If so, you may have chronic sinusitis (inflammed sinuses).
32 million people have this kind of persistent sinus infection. Pain (in the forehead, upper jaw, or teeth, or around your cheeks, eyes, or nose), postnasal drip, bad breath, fatigue or irritability, dizziness, and even nausea can also signal chronic sinus inflammation.
Commonly prescribed for a sinus infection, antibiotics can turn temporary pain to a chronic problem. That’s because sinus inflammation often stems from biofilms (clumps of pathogens implicated in 80 percent of infections)—and oral antibiotics don’t work against them. Continue reading →