Many people believe that sweating is sweating. During the almost two decades of developing and refining the plan, I can tell you that not all forms of sweating are the same, especially where the diet is concerned.

In 18 years, exercise sweating has never worked effectively for anyone doing the plan, including professional, competitive athletes who exercise at peak levels.

Exercise sweating doesn’t create enough deep core heating of the body. Also, during exercise, the muscular contraction causes a back-flushing of toxins, so you don’t get an efficient detoxification.

The plan states that you should sweat 6 times per week, through either a sauna, hot bath, steam room, or hot tub. Bikram Yoga has also been found to work due to the heat of the room during this practice.

Those who have tried to accomplish this sweating through exercise, wind up with the symptoms that are typical of a ‘die-off’ reaction. This generally can look like a cold or flu, with symptoms of lung and sinus congestion, sore throat, fatigue, etc. A particular symptom or condition that you are dealing with, that is a result of the over toxic state of the body, may become worse.

An example of this may be chronic headaches that were getting better, start getting worse again. Exercise is a process that primarily involves the Sympathetic Nervous System (SNS) and there are sweat glands that are under the control of the SNS. Sitting and resting is a process that primarily involves the Parasympathetic Nervous System (PNS) and there are sweat glands that are under the control of the PNS.

The bottom line is that sweating through exercise will not accomplish the same result as sweating through a hot bath or sauna.