Hi, I’m Andy!
And like so many of you, I was killing myself. “How so,” you ask? The answer to that is one simple word, but a very complex problem: stress.
It’s easy to think that I’m overstating the issue, but the stresses most of the industrialized world subject themselves to are seriously doing just that: slowly killing people. Obesity, diabetes, hypertension, depression, and coronary infarctions are just some of the many ravages stress brings to your body and mind.
Meet the Overs: Overworked, Overstressed, and Overweight
Overworked, overstressed, overweight, and generally starting to go down a path I didn’t like. I never imagined I could be someone that would let their health go. Being healthy was almost an act of morality when I was younger. You workout, get sleep, and take care of yourself – it’s just what you did. But then my job got in the way…
In the spring of 2011 I had asthma for a few years already, had recently developed pre-diabetes, and generally wasn’t feeling great. I had a job at a large medical complex that I’d been working for two years by myself. Meaning, I was the only person in the entire medical complex that knew how to do what I did – and what I did was fix machines that treated peoples cancer.
I was on-call 24hrs/day, 5 days/week, for over two years. I had no set schedule, but I had to be at the hospital while they were using the machines in case they broke, and I also had to be there afterwards so I could work on them. I’d also have to work on the weekends to do any projects too big to do on a weeknight.
Any time a machine broke down it was a flight-or-fight response, stressing my mind and body to the point of needing weeks to fully recover, and they break down a lot. Obviously, I couldn’t recover before the next breakdown, and then I was back into it. Also obviously, this needed to stop.
I Needed a Change in My Life
That’s when I met the Clean Program. To get started I took the time to read the book, and I was eventually convinced that it could help me. If nothing else, it was a good reason to really do some self-examination, and often times that’s all it takes to put you back on the right track.
And it did. I did the cleanse, lost weight, got rid of my asthma and wild blood-sugar swings, and was re-learning to think about my health on a regular basis.
Since then I re-do the cleanse on an annual basis, with a little mini-cleanse (just one week long) six months after the big dog. More than a benefit for my body, doing a cleanse on a regular basis just helps me remember to pay attention to my health.
Often times, the simple act of just paying attention to one’s health, is all that is needed to stay in relatively good shape, and curb little problems before they become big ones.
And Now I Want to Share
Since I was able to help myself with my own health through Clean, I’ve helped my brother get rid of his blood pressure medication, and I’m working with my neighbor to help him get his asthma under control.
Which is why I built this website. Even with my success, and the success of family and friends, many still don’t believe in the healing power of their own bodies. I’m hoping this site will help many others take control of their health and lead better lives because of it.