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Is anyone trying the UltraMind 6 week health program?

Asked by wlc (39points) July 31st, 2009

I’ve done the following and am about to start the 6 week program and am contemplating purchasing the vitamin package from the UltraMind store. Has anyone followed the program and gotten good results?

- Got rid of foods with gluten and high fructose corn syrup, chemical sunscreen, chemical soaps and shampoos…
– Put microwave in the garage (out of the kitchen)
– Started buying and eating organic vegetables and fruits, gluten-free foods, free range chicken, organic soaps/shampoos/ sunscreens…
– Learned more about vitamins and started taking the ones everyone should take, as recommended by Dr. Oz

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dpworkin's avatar

In my opinion, healthy eating habits are a lifelong moving target. The goals change as you age, and as more is learned about the science of nutrition.

I don’t see anything wrong with the steps you have taken but I do question the idea of a 6-week program. Then what?

The best advice has been repeated over and over, but it can’t hurt to repeat it once more: Eat real food, mostly plants, not too much.

wlc's avatar

The purpose of the six week program is too detox your system and eliminate common allergens (dairy, gluten, etc), see how you feel over time by keeping a log and then reintroduce foods in a systematic manner and take note of any adverse effects.

swuesquire's avatar

Ok, I think your points three and four sound totally reasonable and worthwhile. Make sure to check with Oz’s books about what form to get your vitamins in.

Removing the microwave will do nothing to help you. There’s a concept that heating food in a microwave is bad on account of the radiation. This can be harmful if you are getting bombarded with high energy electromagnetic waves, and this is why people are given advice to stay away from the microwave while it’s on. However, once the microwave is done, the waves that heated up your food have run far away at the speed of light. There’s nothing left to harm you and your food will not have residual radiation. At best you could worry about nutrients being denatured, but this is no more likely than in a conventional heating arrangement like an oven.

As to your first point, I am very leery of exclusion diets. I’ve known several people who have gone on them to no benefit. They don’t get any clear information as to what, if anything is making them sick, and sometimes end up mysteriously worse. That said, if you think you could be allergic to something, there are two things i would do. First, go talk to your doctor and get an allergen test. I’m pretty sure they have tests for the major food allergies. Some people don’t show up in these tests and are then directed to the exclusion diet test, but it’s important and easy to talk to your doctor before embarking on a self guided diagnosis. Second, I really don’t get why you take everything out and then start putting things back. Why not try eliminating dairy for six weeks and seeing if you feel better? If nothing changes put it back and try removing something else. This is much less painful and seems just as likely, if not moreso, to reveal an allergy. The downside is it will take longer, but so what?

evelyns_pet_zebra's avatar

Microwave in the garage? The microwaves can’t get ‘out’ of the oven due to the screen on the front. There are no substantial or hard proven facts that using a microwave is harmful.

Sounds like more New Age hocus pocus designed to make some clever salesman a whole buttload of money. Like the idiot that keeps sending out the little book about ‘Alternative cures for disease the medical establishment don’t want you to know about’. that’s pure BS.

They work on the principle of scare the people enough and they will buy anything you offer to be safe again.

When it comes to a healthy diet, moderation is the key. You don’t need some pseudo-scientific mumbo jumbo to follow. Besides, much of what passes for sound dietary advice changes every day. First it was coffee and eggs were bad for you, now they are not. Then dairy was killing you, but now we need more Vitamin D. The sun is bad and will give you cancer, but your skin makes Vitamin D from being in the sun. Moderation is the key, and if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. And for Evelyn’s sake, stay away from the far infrared health benefit hucksters. and avoid the hexagonal water promoters as well.

If people would just use common sense and stop following these get-rich-at-your-expense-and-gullibility charlatans, then having a healthy diet wouldn’t be a problem.

gailcalled's avatar

Dr. Oz thanks you for another buck in his coffers. Good nutrition is simple, easy, and info is widely available for free and is a life-time commitment rather than six weeks.

AS (was it) P.T. Barnum said, “There’s a sucker born every minute.”

wlc's avatar

OK, so no one here has tried the UltraMind solution. That’s all I need to know.

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