Do Well Praise
...The Do Well Cleanse is a not a fad diet or just a 12 day program. It really is a jump start to a lifestyle change! The 12 day detox forces one to really plan, consider and prioritize their diet. After 12 days of being vigilant, it just kind of sticks with you and instead of feeling obligated to eat well, you simply choose to! The increase in energy, the decrease in pain, the mind clarity, etc. are testaments to how important it is to intake quality foods the majority of the time! Here is the catch, breaking the cycle of eating poorly is hard to do alone. That is why treating yourself to a health coach is such a luxury and so crucial for success, both over the initial 12 days and beyond. Of course, its not all smooth sailing. In my case, I hated not having coffee for 12 days. I cheated a few times while on vacation, there were a few Starburst candies involved, I don't entirely love lemon water first thing in the morning and I didn't love the supplements. But, having an ally to support you, combined with all of the benefits of feeling better overall, make the program successful! Two weeks later and many of the lessons learned in the 12 day detox are gladly being followed. Plus, many of the suggested foods are super yummy and easily replaced my former choices. I really liked some of the (essential) oils that were introduced as well. I feel like this program is one that jumpstarted my path to better health, an one I can easily depend on when I feel I am derailed to get me back on track. Dinah is so passionate about her health and the health of her clients. I find comfort in knowing she is always in my corner in the fight for what is in my best interest! So my advice, if you can only treat yourself to one thing this new year, skip another hand bag or pair of shoes and treat yourself to a program that will impact your current and future life in dozens of ways....so when you someday carry that new handbag or wear those shoes, it will be with a stronger, healthier, more confident body and clearer well-rested mind!
My 12 day check in is full of gratitude. This program is the best thing I have done for my health in a long time. I am definitely feeling more healthy and energized. I wake up and am able to get up with minimal stiffness and walk down the stairs without having to take one step at a time. I have minimal lower body joint pain. I have minimal foot pain which is glorious. My head is clearer and I can make choices of every day life much better. My husband says I am not snoring at night and my head congestion is much better. I am more confident about a healthy lifestyle. I need to work extra hard on food planning and cooking all of the good things I purchase. I am thrilled that I can break the sugar cycle if I continue with the green drinks and smoothies. I don't look forward to preparing them, but I have no sugar cravings and am not hungry when I drink them. I believe I got the most of the detox that I could this first go around. I certainly didn't do everything recommended, but right now I am thrilled I did this detox cleanse and did as much as I did. The structure and daily guidance was just what I needed as I have been very concerned I had run out of options to try to break my addiction. I have a long way to go, but now I know the way. Thank you for everything Dinah. You are a great ally.
I'm so glad I did this program. It was a fantastic way to get off the sugar binge that I had gotten to by Halloween. I don't even like candy! When we started, I didn't know if I could make it the whole 12 days without bread, bagels, chocolate, etc. Right now, I think "It wasn't even that hard!" But there were moments when it was VERY hard. I feel great mentally to know that I CAN say no when I want to (and not because I HAVE to). Today, I decided that I would have a cup of decaf coffee in the afternoon after work. The difference is that it was a decision, and I wasn't just mindlessly gulping coffee all day. I like coffee, but now I know that I don't "need" it. So, I am enjoying my decaf holiday blend (black!) and not feeling guilty about it because I planned for it. I've really liked the supplements and plan to continue those. I love the lemon (essential) oil and I've really enjoyed the ritual of having hot lemon water to start my day. That is another habit that will stick. Physically, I feel really good. That happened pretty quickly and stayed through out...I don't have to dray myself out of bed in the morning - so nice! The positive affirmations were nice - I went to them a few times at moments of stress or "hangry"ness! One thing I wish that I would have done better was more green smoothies and TerrraGreens. Next time I would plan that a little better to make sure I get more of those in. Overall it has been a fantastic experience and I would highly recommend it to anyone who wants to reboot their eating and start new healthy habits.
From the inception of the project, Dinah Dowell Ostenso has donated her unique talents as nutritional advisor to the Light House Power Up Pantry Project. The Power Up Pantry Project is a model program of the Light House Homeless Prevention Shelter to provide education to clients in cooking, shopping and consumption of healthier choices. The project also provides for the education of donors to contribute healthier offerings to aid in reaching the goal of providing fresh food (produce, meat, etc.) to all the pantry bags while engaging the whole community.
Dinah has volunteered her time and substantial expertise to bring the project to a successful launch by immediately engaging in the process of education and advocacy. Her unique and fresh outlook is not limited to the old tired judgmental approach to nutritional choices. Lifestyle changes are difficult for most people but especially hard for the population of people who are just trying to survive and provide for their families. Dinah’s results focused but compassionate method to training empowers the clients to want to make necessary changes. Dinah Ostenso provides fresh insight and a nourishing attitude to the advocacy and counseling of the clients served by the Light House as well as the donors who support it.
The biggest tangible change I have noticed since beginning the program has been I’m definitely eating better and more regularly, I’ve added some important supplements to my diet, and I’m more conscious of my food choices. I don’t skip meals as often... I’ve reduced the amount of medication I take for my thyroid and I have fewer “low energy” points in the mid- afternoon...Dinah is patient, informed, helpful, and has a clear passion for helping others lead healthy lives.
I am so glad to be one of (Dinah's) oils clients. You are always right there with answers to any questions, you are a great host with a wealth of information that you post regularly for the benefit of your clients. I really appreciate you sharing all of your great knowledge!
A friend and I started doTerra Cleanse & Detox in mid April this year. We were very strict in following the recommended protocols including using no sugar, no processed foods, no alcohol, etc. Within a few weeks we were both feeling much more energy, sleeping better, and waking up more easily just to mention a few good things. The best news was when we had our updated physicals - our cholesterol counts had greatly improved as well as blood pressure readings and overall health markers. My primarily care physician was very impressed and said, " Keep doing what you are doing". Oh yes, we also both lost over 25 pounds -- we are continuing the daily nutritional regime and still love the energy levels and improved stamina - 4 months later now.
Thanks, Dinah Dowell Ostenso!
We have friends now that want to know how they can feel more energetic and get healthier physically using doTerra Essential Oils and nutritional supplements
Last year I was in Europe on a cruise and a new oil user. Europe was experiencing one of the hottest summers they have ever had and my feet and ankles were swelling up every day. I contacted Dinah by text and Facebook where ever I could and she helped me get through those 10 days with suggestions using the oils I had with me. As always, thank you Dinah!
And thrilled to share that I cured my daughter's lice with only my normal conditioner and a lot of doTerra malaleuca oil! She was in tears begging me to get it cured "without the gross chemicals!" Hooray doTerra!!! Thanks Dinah!
It has been a pleasure to work with (Dinah) these past three months and even though I may not have been the perfect client, I did try to take all of your suggestions and try to work them to some degree into my lifestyle. My goals at the beginning were to become healthier, make better choices when eating out and to learn more about essential oils. I can say that with (Dinah's) help and guidance I have been able to achieve some, if not all, of these goals. Without even really trying and while having a two week vacation that included a cruise, I have lost 8 pounds in the last three months - yeah! I tend to eat most of my lunches out and I can't remember the last time I was at Burger King, which means I am making better choices when I am eating out without even noticing that I am doing so. I am loving the essential oils and have not been this excited about learning about a subject like this in a long time.. but I am not spending as much time as I would like, so I am going to have to schedule time in my day to do so. I may not have done all of (her) suggestions but (she was) not pushy and kept giving me encouragement and told me that I would bring things into my life that I would be able to do - maybe the other things will come later .... Dinah is great for giving out recipes, tips, links and websites on topics that she thinks you will be interested in - I have a notebook of knowledge that I refer to constantly. I would recommend Dinah to anyone who is interested in improving their health. She will help you set realistic goals that you will be able to keep that will help you stay on the road to success.
Dinah (has) been such a pleasure to work with and I truly hope that we will remain in contact in some way. I know (she) will help me with any of my essential oil questions and I am looking forward to having (her) present at my women's meeting Monday night.