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Don’t make your detox, detoxic

When I was in my 20’s I did a lot of crazy fasting, the kind I would never recommend now, for example just water for days, I remember one water fast that included liver powder, yuck! I did learn how much fasting re-adjusts your perspective to food, how often we eat without thinking, or even noticing, and also how lovely cookbooks and the food channel become when you aren’t eating.

These days when people ask about cleansing my answer is simple, eat vegetables, only vegetables, and lot’s of them. Greens in the blender for breakfast, a big salad, vegetable soup, or steamed vegetables for lunch and dinner. Vegetable broth, herb tea, or vegetable juices for snacks. No white potatoes, to help with blood sugar balance. Use a squeeze of lemon in water first thing in the AM, or in other foods. When we starve ourselves, as in a water fast, or the master cleanse, our systems shut down, we may end up circulating a lot of toxins, but they don’t leave the body, and toxins hanging around only become more toxic, like the garbage when the garbage man doesn’t come.

Be sure to drink sufficient water or herbal tea, increase sweating, use a body brush to help the skin release toxins, and take some baths. You can do this cleanse in many different ways, one day a week, a long weekend a few times a year, or for up to a couple of weeks. If this sounds like too much restriction, add in some lean protein, and high quality fats like olive oil and coconut oil, or low sugar fruits, like berries and apples. But no sweets, grains, caffeine, alcohol, dairy or bad fats.

You can greatly increase the cleansing, and healing process by adding some herbal products to your cleanse, some of our favorites are the Flor-Essence 7 day Purification Program, Raw Cleanse by Garden of Life, and 7 Day Total Nutritional Cleanse by Natural Factors. LiverCare by Himalaya is one of the best liver support products in the world, being sold in 75 countries.  

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