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Metabolic Rejuvenation Program from Douglas Laboratories®

Based on the latest industry-leading science, we at Douglas Laboratories have carefully formulated a powerful detoxification program to support phase 1 and phase 2 of detoxification, as well as a preparation phase with supportive fiber for elimination and a renewal phase to provide gut-supportive nutrients.

Get the most out of your 28-day program

Once you make the commitment to start a detoxification program, you want to do everything you can to maximize the benefits.

1. The first thing to do is to choose a time that’s right for you – when you know that you will be able to stick with your program and won’t likely be tempted to cheat.

2. Stock your fridge and pantry with lots of good, healthy, nutritious food that complements your detoxification program. One key to staying committed is planning your meals and your snacks, keeping in mind the following guidelines:

Dietary Guidelines

Foods to INCLUDE:
  • Plenty of nutrient-rich fruits and vegetables, preferably organic and fresh (8-10 servings daily)
  • Meats, fish and poultry NOT raised on antibiotics and hormones, preferably grass-fed and organic
  • Whole, unprocessed foods
  • Clean, filtered water to help your kidneys flush out the toxins and waste
  • Brown rice, oatmeal, quinoa (gluten-free grains only)
  • Almond, coconut or rice milk
  • Herbal teas (milk thistle) and decaffeinated green teas
  • Extra virgin olive oil, coconut oil, fresh herbs and spices
  • Plant-based protein powders or hydrolyzed collagen
Avoid:
  • Caffeine
  • Sodas
  • Alcohol
  • Sugar and artificial sweeteners (Stevia is allowed)
  • Processed foods
  • Trans fats
  • Commercial juices
  • Sodium, artificial coloring, preservatives
Avoid high-allergen foods:
  • Dairy (cow and goat milk, cheese, yogurt, ice cream, butter)
  • Gluten (barley, rye, wheat, spelt, kamut)
  • Citrus fruits
  • Soy, corn, eggs, shellfish, peanuts

3. Make a clean sweep of harsh chemicals in your home. Although we are exposed to high levels of chemicals all around, control what you can. Start by safely disposing of all chemical household cleaners and opt for good old-fashioned baking soda, lemon juice and vinegar instead.

Safe household cleaner recipes

Kitchen, Bathtub, Shower Cleaners:
1 part vinegar to 1 part water, mixed in spray bottle. Spray on surface and leave for half-hour, then rinse.

For stains, use cream of tartar or baking soda with water to make a paste, then use sponge to wipe.

Toilet Cleaner:
3 cups white vinegar, 10 drops of tea tree oil
Pour into toilet bowl, let stand for 15 minutes then scrub

Glass Cleaner:
Spray plain club soda from a water bottle onto glass, wipe clean with lint-free cloth.

4. Get rid of the bad and the ugly. Stop using all personal care items with known carcinogens. Opt instead for certified organic, products that DO NOT contain DEA (diethanolamn), Propylene Glycol, Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS) or petroleum, as found in countless lipsticks and balms.

5. Quit smoking and other substance abuse.

6. Check your medicine cabinet. Are you taking any unnecessary over-the-counter or prescription medications?
(IMPORTANT: Always talk to your doctor before stopping or modifying the dose of any medication you may be taking.)

7. Give toxins the runaround. Light- to moderate-intensity exercise will help boost the benefits of your detoxification program. When your muscles contract, they help your lymph system carry waste from the cells to the blood for elimination via the kidneys, lungs and colon, and the extra sweat will help eliminate toxins through the skin.

8. Try an infrared sauna if available. The safe, therapeutic rays penetrate your muscle tissue and heat up your core temperature for a deeper, more detoxifying sweat.

9. Get a good night of sleep, seven to nine hours nightly, for your body to rest and reduce symptoms of stress.

10. The program is designed to be complete in vitamins, minerals and nutrients to support proper detoxification. However, continue any nutritional products or medications as recommended by your healthcare practitioner.

Shopping List

Beverages
  • Vanilla unsweetened almond milk, rice milk, coconut milk
  • Green tea, regular and decaf, and/or other organic herbal tea
  • Distilled, filtered, or spring water
Fresh organic fruits & vegetables
  • Organic salad mixes, organic spinach, arugula, mache, bibb, escarole, romaine
  • Washed and trimmed French green beans
  • Avocadoes
  • Organic frozen wild blueberries, organic raspberries
  • Artichoke, asparagus, bean sprouts, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, carrots, onions, cauliflower, chard, celery, cilantro, cucumbers, eggplant, endive, green beans, jicama, leeks, mushrooms, radishes, snow peas, sugar snap peas, scallions, tomatoes, yellow squash, zucchini
  • Organic lemons, limes (squeeze in water or on food for flavor)
Nuts and seeds
  • Organic, roasted, unsalted almond butter
  • Organic, roasted, unsalted almonds and walnuts
  • Raw sunflower seeds
  • Pumpkin seeds
Meats
  • Organic, free-range chicken breasts
  • Organic, free-range turkey (dark ground meat or breasts)
  • Organic, low-sodium chicken or turkey deli meat
  • Fresh or frozen fish (no shellfish) such as salmon, mackerel, halibut, herring
Grains
  • Gluten-free oatmeal
  • Brown rice, quinoa
  • Hummus, beans and lentils
Condiments
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • Unrefined, cold-pressed safflower oil
  • Flaxseed oil (not for cooking)
  • Organic coconut oil
  • Dijon mustard
  • Organic, sugar-free salsa and/or hot sauce
  • Organic garlic, ginger, spices, sea salt, cinnamon
  • Raw apple cider vinegar
  • Stevia (powdered or liquid)

Keep a journal or food diary to record daily food consumption and symptoms.

Meal Suggestions:

Breakfast Options:
  • Plant protein powder (e.g., Ultra Protein Plus by Douglas Laboratories) with the following:
    • Banana or frozen berries and water, blended. Options for taste include almond, coconut or rice milk.
    • Can add flax oil or almond butter.
  • Oatmeal or cream of rice with berries and walnuts, cinnamon
  • Puffed rice cereal with almond milk, and fresh fruits and nuts
  • Plain yogurt with honey, berries and nuts
Lunch or Dinner Options:
  • Salmon, halibut, cod or organic free-range turkey, chicken or lamb
  • Brown rice or brown rice pasta
  • Salad or steamed veggies with olive oil and vinegar
  • Vegetable soup, turkey chili, or black bean soup with rice crackers
Snack Ideas:
  • Nuts or pumpkin seeds (&‌#188; cup max)
  • Fresh fruit or baked apple slices with cinnamon
  • Rice crackers or fresh vegetables dipped in hummus
  • Rice cakes with apple or almond butter


How to Use Douglas Laboratories® Metabolic Rejuvenation Program

Day 1-7: Preparation and elimination process
  • Take one pack in the morning before a meal.
  • Take one pack in the evening before a meal.
  • Start weaning off caffeine, alcohol, sodas and artificial sweeteners.

Note: “Green tea can be substituted for coffee during the weaning phase”

  • Start eliminating potentially allergenic foods. Consume fresh, organic foods and purified water.

*You may experience frequent bowel movements and abnormal feelings, which are normal side effects of detoxifying.
Try to avoid taking pain relievers for headaches. If symptoms are severe, please consult your physician.

Day 8-14: Detoxification to support phase 1 and 2 of the liver
  • Take one AM pack in the morning with a meal.
  • Take one PM pack in the evening with a meal.
  • Follow the Dietary Guidelines above.
  • Drink 8 cups of filtered or purified water daily.
Day 15-21: Detoxification to support phase 1 and 2 of the liver
  • Take one AM pack in the morning with a meal.
  • Take one PM pack in the evening with a meal.
  • Continue following the Dietary Guidelines.
  • Drink 8 cups of filtered or purified water daily.
Day 22-28 Replenish and Renew the Body
  • Take one pack in the morning with a meal.
  • Take one pack in the evening with a meal.
  • Continue the Dietary Guidelines, adding one new food back into your diet every two to three days, making note of any reactions you may experience after re-introducing the food.

Symptoms of occasional bowel irregularity, headache, allergies, skin concerns, decreased energy and joint discomfort may indicate intolerance to a food.