Category Archives: RESET 30-Day Cleanse

Weight Loss Resistance (Part 1 of 5)

Why won’t my weight budge?

I’ve had great success with the Vitaliti Wellness 30-Day RESET in the past, dropping 3 sizes and 12 pounds of fat! Now, I’m having a difficult time taking the weight off that I gained over the holidays. I’m doing all the right things—I’ve been eating clean and working out with a personal trainer, but, this time, the weight is not coming off. Do you think it could be because I just turned 50 or because I am on the birth control pill? What should I do?

I get this question all the time. You are not alone, if you have trouble losing weight. We call this weight loss resistance. You might be relieved to know that the answer is not to eat less and exercise more.

Over the past 15 years in my nutrition practice, I regularly help people—who are weight loss resistant—release weight and inches (and along the way they regain their energy, ditch their cravings and feel much younger)!

We’ve taken the keys to overcoming weight loss resistance and built them into our programs, helping thousands of people learn and implement these often overlooked variables.

If you’re working hard at eating right and exercising but not getting the results, you’ll want to consider the five keys that could be sabotaging your weight loss.

Key #1: Toxins

Whether it’s the smoke from the recent fires in California or the chemicals in tap water, toxins are everywhere—in the air, the water, the soil, our food, skin care products…the list goes on. Recent studies are revealing that environmental toxins can trigger higher glucose levels, weight gain, insulin resistance, and diabetes!

How do you know if toxins are impacting your metabolism? You might experience a difficulty losing weight or keeping it off; drops in energy; subtle issues with your thyroid (for example, a normal TSH but a low T3 level); sex hormone imbalances; a slightly lower than normal body temperature; heightened sensitivity to smells, foods, supplements, chemicals, even emotions; or blood sugar issues or insulin resistance. All of these symptoms could be caused by a higher toxic burden than your body can handle.


How to eliminate toxic burden

If you try to lose weight without addressing the toxic load, your body can actually release more toxins that have been stored in your fat, creating inflammation and a yo-yo weight loss/weight gain cycle that gets you nowhere.

In our flagship cleanse program, the 30-Day RESET, we use an elimination diet to remove foods and beverages that could be sabotaging your body’s ability to detoxify. We include specific whole foods and supplements (particularly, VegeCleanse and Detox Support Packets) to support natural detoxification. Did you know that your body needs specific nutrients to support and balance your liver’s Phase I and Phase II detoxification stages? Order those below to get started.

Stay tuned for the next post, in which we’ll go over the nutrients that will help you break out of this toxic cycle.


VegeCleanse includes the nutrients needed to support and balance phase I and II detoxification and promotes healthy liver function and elimination.




Detoxification Support Packets help the body eliminate the toxins we are inundated with, and regulate the release of toxins from the fat, so the we can maintain an effective rate of weight loss.



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Why do we get sick in the winter?

No, you can’t actually catch a cold from being cold.

But the cold weather and holiday season sure do seem to bring along the cold and flu season! Why is that and what can you do about it?

Immune systems are compromised by end-of-year indulging. Let’s look at how sugar affects the immune system.

White blood cells need 50 times the concentration of Vitamin C than the cells around them to kill off bacteria and viruses. But, because glucose and sugar have similar structures, if you’re eating sugar, your white blood cells will accidentally pull in glucose instead of Vitamin C—making them ineffective at fighting off colds!

Sugar raises our blood sugar and lowers our immune system. At a blood sugar level of 120 (easily accomplished by eating dessert), our white blood cell’s ability to kill viruses and bacteria is reduced by 75%. Because the holiday season seems to be a time of sanctioned cookie eating and wine drinking, we often don’t even realize the damage we are doing to our physical health when consuming all the sugar.

Have you considered the correlation between the period following the holidays and the peak of flu season? The trend is consistent. Susceptibility to infection is heightened in January and February. Here’s a quick illustration:

The damage is done—here’s what you can do right now to repair.

Decrease your sugar (hands down, our best strategy for this is our 30 Day RESET* cleanse program).

Increase your Vitamin C. Designs for Health has several awesome Vitamin C products which you can start taking immediately, such as C+ BioFizz, PaleoReds—or go for the heavy hitter, Immune Support Packets.

Start up your exercise routine again. Physically fit and active adults reduce their risk of having a cold by almost 50% according to a study in the British Journal of Sports Medicine! That’s a huge difference.

Get outdoors and get more Vitamin D. One of vitamin D’s most important roles is keeping your immune system strong so you’re able to fight off the viruses and bacteria that cause illness. Studies show that 75% of US teens and adults are deficient in this critical nutrient so we recommend getting your Vitamin D levels tested and taking Vitamin D Synergy from Designs for Health. This is our choice because in addition to Vitamin D, it also has along with other fat-soluble vitamins, A, E (tocopherols and tocotrienols), and K (K1 and K2) for absorption. Pro Tip: Did you know that research is emerging on the intricate interrelationships between these nutrients which means don’t go dosing up on one without having the others in balance!

Increase your liquids and hydration. Dehydration and dry air both are triggers for colds and flu. Keep your liquids up including lots of homemade broths and soups and be aware that dry air is also drying up your mucous membranes which can lead to inflammation.

Sleep, Sex, and Stress. It’s easy to forget that too little sleep and too much stress both wreck your immune system. And did you know that sex is good for your immune system? When you first start to feel run down, see if you can go to bed early for more reasons than just getting more rest! And change up some of those items on your to do list—give yourself more time on any projects, take your time getting back to people and then make your priority taking really good care of yourself.

The gut is the source of all disease and health.

Around 80% of your immune system is in your gut. If you are getting sick twice a year or more, chances are, your gut flora is imbalanced. Our newly launched cleanse program, the 30 Day GUT RESTORE gives you the tools to restore and optimize your gut health, using foods, supplements, and testing.**



C+BioFizz is a very tasty citrus flavored powder that can be mixed with water, mineral water, Keto, PaleoGreens, or anything!




Immune Support Packets include all the best herbs, nutrients (including Vitamin C) and even detox support to boost your immune system and ward off colds.




Stellar C, if you prefer a pill form.




February in-person opportunities to cleanse with Ti Caudron

*If you want in-person support and measurable accountability on a proven program, the RESET is a tried and true whole foods eating system that will get you off of sugar and other inflammatory foods and into high quality nutrition! Our in-person class includes weekly metabolic analysis which will give you the feedback and accountability to stay on track. The 10,000+ people who have completed our programs can attest to the fact that the system is great for moving you to a different nutritional level. Join us for the next in-person cleanse (or online starting anytime). 

See full class schedule and register.

Invite your friends!

**Don’t guess, test.

We are now offering cutting edge Food Inflammation Tests to pinpoint ingredients in your diet that are creating inflammation and activating your immune system, and a GI-MAP DNA stool test to look for overgrowth of bacteria, viruses, fungi and parasites. For more information on testing, join us for the first session of either of our upcoming programs or email us at [email protected].



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A Happy and Healthy Gut? It may be tougher than you think!

Stomach Upset?

Needing to Pass the Tums?

group of friends with guitar having fun on beachEvery year my family goes to the beautiful beaches of the Outer Banks, NC and we spend the week together in a VERY big house. There are 17 of us including my parents, brother, his kids, my grandmother, aunts and uncles, cousins…a real crowd.

Interesting enough, each year, someone brings a giant Costco-sized bottle of Tums. They sit up on the counter in the kitchen. And, many of my family members partake of them complaining of stomach upset and heart burn.

What is it about our beach trip that causes stomach upset for so many people?

Well, maybe it’s the 1-lb bags of Peanut M&Ms that rotate through the freezer, or the cocktail hour on the beach at 5:00 pm, or the late hours.

Most of us have experienced a link between eating and drinking the wrong foods and feeling heart burn, bloat, gas, a stomach ache or some issue with our stools (constipation, loose stools, etc.).

But, did you know that your depression, anxiety, thyroid disorder, Hashimoto’s, rheumatoid arthritis, headaches, and so many other conditions could also be worsened or even caused by an imbalance or an infection in your gut?

Running our RESET and Zippi classes and the many other Cleanse programs I’ve developed and run over the years, I’ve seen participants report over and over again how various symptoms improve, symptoms that you might not realize are connected to what  and when you are eating, the quality of your sleep, the beverages you consume or don’t consume, and how you handle stress. Optimizing these factors are the pillars of our RESET and Zippi program.

Heart burn or reflux, gas, bloating, stomach aches, constipation or loose stools are the most common types of digestive complaints, but we have also learned that:

  • Fatigue
  • Adrenal fatigue or burnout
  • Brain fog
  • Mood swings
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Breakouts
  • Headaches
  • Insomnia
  • Obesity
  • Various autoimmune diseases such as Hashimoto’s, thyroid disorders, rheumatoid arthritis, and Lyme’s Disease as well as many others

Can all be caused or exacerbated by an imbalance or an infection (or both) in the gut!


And what if your fatigue or thyroid condition was actually being caused by a problem with your gut?

We’ve been exploring the wild world of the “Gut Microbiome” as it is known in scientific communities as part of our RESET PLUS and Zippi PLUS series with the help of Dr. Jane McCormick.  (Register Now for the upcoming Lafayette RESET Plus > (Members can attend free and bring a guest)

Since the mapping of the human genome, researchers have become aware that the human body has a gut microbiome that consists of about 100 trillion microbial cells – outnumbering the total number of human cells by a factor of 10 to 1.

Double Wow!!!

The Gut Microbiota encompasses the entire community of microorganisms that live within us. These microorganisms include not only bacteria but also fungi and archaea.

What is fascinating is that research shows us that “the gut microbiota has co-evolved with humans and can be considered an organ of similar size as the liver…”

This relationship between the microbiota and the human being as the “host” is providing rich information that is completely changing the way we think about how the body works and the influence of the gut on various diseases and conditions.

Here is some of the Gut Microbiota research we have been reviewing:

Hashimoto’s improved by eradicating H. Pylori

A 2004 study shows a link between Hashimoto’s and H. Pylori infection (an infection in the gut). In this study, there was a decrease in thyroid autoantibodies after the H. Pylori infection was eradicated. This research is exciting because it suggests that some of the disease states that we have been suffering with may actually be symptoms of a gut condition that can be treated sometimes through diet but also through looking for underlying infections.

Twin Study Links Obesity and the Gut Microbiome

A 2009 study on twins showed that the gut microbiome of the obese and lean twins were similar but different with less biodiversity in the microbiome of the obese twin. What this suggests is that interventions targeted at changing the microbiome of obese individuals will be on the cutting edge of obesity research.

The Link Between the Gut Microbiome and the Development of Autoimmunity

Three lines of evidence are presented that support the notion that, as healthy infants approach the toddler stage, their microbiomes become healthier and more stable, whereas, children who are destined for autoimmunity develop a microbiome that is less diverse and stable.

Anxiety and Depression Presenting with Irritable Bowel Disorder (IBD)

Lyme’s Disease

There is lots of research linking the presence of various psychological conditions like depression and anxiety to Irritable Bowel Disorder (IBD) and to Lyme’s disease.  In addition, the microbiology of Borrelia burgdorferi (part of the Gut Microbiome) is striking in terms of why Lyme disease can be relapsing and remitting and why it can be resistant to normal immune protocols and standard antibiotic regimens.

All of this research points the way to inform us that infections or imbalances in the Gut Microbiome may need to be corrected to address various disease and suboptimal health conditions.

Luckily, the research is coming in by the second, and we now have a host of new laboratory tests and other ways to get to the bottom (pun intended) of the condition.

Our RESET PLUS and Zippi PLUS series are designed to provide an overview of some of the most cutting edge research and to bring it into context with what you are practicing through our programs.

In our new Mastery Membership Program, which is coming soon, we will be exploring in much greater depth the path to actually synthesizing the outcomes of the new research and practicing various extensions of the RESET and Zippi curriculum to support a truly “healthy gut”.

If you’ve been wondering about how to integrate leading edge research into your nutrition and lifestyle, then Mastery is for you!

Stay tuned for more information on this amazing topic.




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