Diet Plan Detox Diet (And More) | Detoxification Diets – Pros And Cons

Diet Plan Detox Diet (And More) | Detoxification Diets – Pros And Cons

A very thorough detox can be expensive and difficult, but with today’s lifestyle, detoxifying the body thoroughly is essential for good health. That said, people have a body that efficiently expels toxins effectively when they eat very well, exercise, sweat, and breathe heavily while exercising, drink lots of water, and stay away from medications. There are bound to be some chemicals in the body that will not be expelled on their own, and a thorough detox is still a good idea, but a healthy body always is detoxifying more toxins than it takes in and produces.

It’s so easy to accumulate toxines. There is an incomplete list of items that can cause toxic chemical build up. Some of them may surprise you.

It is amazing how toxic our modern lifestyle has become. The human body is getting overwhelmed. Our bile becomes harmful. Our blood becomes very slow and toxic. The way one feels after a cleanse is truly amazing. There is alert, focused, successful, intelligent, and the list goes on. Our bodies are amazing, but they are even more amazing when they are not being slowed down. It’s like driving a car that needed an oil change, a new air filter, and a new spark plugs about 60,000 miles ago.

You have probably heard of some of the detoxification diet. There are pros and cons to some of the more well known weight loss anddetox diet.

Diet

Description

Pros

Cons

Master Cleanse / Lemonade Diet
The Master Cleanse is a modified juice fast that includes lemonade made with purified or spring water, fresh squeezed lemon juice, organic maple syrup and cayenne pepper. Laxatives are also part of the program as well.

  • Cheap
  • Simple to do
  • It resets the body’s desire for food, so it reduces appetite.
  • Muscle mass loss
  • There is very little nutrition.
  • It’s difficult to stick with a lot of people.
  • It is likely that fat loss will be put back on.
  • The majority of people need supplements to cleanse.

Raw Food Cleanse
There are many variations to choose from. The diets consist of raw foods and fresh juicing.

  • The healthiest thing we can eat is raw foods.
  • Plenty of nutrition
  • The majority of people need supplements to cleanse.

Diuretic Diet
Diuretic foods or supplements will help the body to release fluid. There are certain herbs and foods that are natural diuretics, like celery, parsley, asparagus, and watermelon.

  • Relieves bloating
  • Quick weight loss
  • Not enough nutrition
  • Muscle loss
  • It is likely that fat loss will be put back on.
  • The majority of people need supplements to cleanse.

The Body Ecology Diet
The diet aims to restore and maintain a healthy ecology that your body needs to function optimally.

  • There is a diet that is very healthy.
  • Plenty of nutrition
  • Does a very good job of establishing a healthy colon.
  • Not easy to follow
  • Many of the recipes do not taste good.

Living Foods Diet
A diet program based on living plant foods , like a raw foods diet, but greater emphasis on foods that are still alive and as fresh as possible.

  • Lots of enzymes
  • Lots of nutrition
  • The majority of people need supplements to cleanse.

Fruitarianism
A diet that includes fruits, nuts and seeds, without animal products, vegetables or grains.

  • Lots of enzymes
  • Lots of nutrition
  • Fruits are very easy to digest.
  • The majority of people need supplements to cleanse.
  • There are fruits that can feed candida.

Juice Fast
Raw vegetable and fruit juiceand water only

  • Lots of nutrition
  • The majority of people need supplements to cleanse.
  • Fruit juice can be used to feed a yeast.

Hallelujah Diet
A heavily supplemented, low-calorie vegan diet, consisting of 85% raw organic foods and 15% cooked foods.

  • It should be easy to continue eating this way.
  • Lots of nutrition
  • Does not do a thorough job of removing toxins.

Weight Loss Cure
Based on Kevin Trudeau’s book which adheres to detoxifying the body as a means to weight loss. Involves a combination of injections, supplements, cleansing regimes and organic foods.

  • A very thorough diet for ridding your body of toxins.
  • Lots of nutrition
  • Injections?!?!

Click here for a more extensive list of detoxification diets.

What to Look for in a Detox Diet

A good program will address parasites, heavy metals, colon, and nutrition. When people try to detoxify, they are very fast. Reducing calories is a good idea when you want to get rid of toxins, but it can be dangerous. Your body needs nutrition when it releases chemicals, parasites, heavy metals, and many other nasty toxins.

Radical Detoxification

Anyone with diabetes, cancer, thyroid problems, or any serious, life altering health problem should consider doing a very serious and completely comprehensive detoxification program such as The Total Body Cleanse, or OLM’s own Full Body Detox.

These diet are capable of ridding the body of serious disease, but they are not easy to do. Taking time off work may be necessary for people who are sick. If you are sick, you will be taking time off of work soon enough.

Simple, Inexpensive Detoxification

This routine is less effective, but still very beneficial, because it is a lot less expensive.

Stevia Lemonade with Cayenne

Fresh lemons and cayenne liquid extract should be used with distilled water. Get organic lemon juice if the lemons are not available. If you need to use cayenne pepper in a powder, you can. As long as you can stand, use as much cayenne as possible. You can make the lemonade to taste as many lemons as you want, or as little cayenne as you want. I prefer 3 lemons to a gallon of water, but it depends on how juicy the lemons are. lemon juice has a funny after taste, but it is barely noticeable. One gallon of water a day is all you need. I like to add cranberry juice to my drink. This helps remove toxins from the kidneys.

Detoxify the Blood

Dr. Shillington has a wonderful herbal tincture (purchase here) that helps to detoxify the blood. Ingredients include Red Clover, Chaparral, Poke Root, Periwinkle Flower, Lobelia, Cayenne, Garlic, Mullein, Burdock Seed & Root, Yellow Dock Root, Goldenseal Root, Oregon Grape Root, and Blood Root.

Liver and Gallbladder Detoxification

The cheapest, easiest, and, well, most unpleasant (at least for most people) way to clean the liver and gallbladder is with a coffee enema. Read our Coffee Enema article. And to learn more about the gallbladder read Gallbladder Bile, How the Gallbladder Works.

Kill the Yeast

Undecylenic acid kills fungus better than anything. Thorne SF 722 is the best we know of, but it’s not vegan. Take 20 a day (ten twice a day) until the bottle is empty. If it must be vegan, there are other options for undecylenic acid.

Remove Heavy Metals

HM Complex by Pure Encapsulations is an easy, and gentle way to pull heavy metals out of the body without removing beneficial minerals.

Eat

Vegetables, whole coconuts, avocados, and granny smith or crab apples are included in the diet. It’s a great source of vitamins and minerals with the addition of theavocados. Coconut andavocado fat will not make you fat. They will help you lose weight if you need it.

No, cook nothing. Get a lot of the same things. You can eat as much of these foods as you please. If your appendix has not been removed, the best way to build up a healthy eco system is with vegetables. Gut acids kill most of the probiotics in yogurt.

If you’ve had your appendix removed, it’s harder to build back up your beneficial bacteria. If you have never done a serious colon cleanse, you need to. While this makes our inexpensive program a bit more expensive, for those in need of serious colon cleansing or those without an appendix, consider adding Dr. Shillington’s Intestinal Cleans and his Intestinal Detox to the program.

Juice

Adding ginger to all juices is not necessary for this diet, but you should juice all the vegetables you want. Carrots and beets are higher in sugar so limit them. Granny smith, crab apples, lemons, and limes were the only fruits. A juice press is ideal because of its ability to heat up the juice and kill the enzymes in it.

Exercise and Breathe

Sweat. Breathe heavily. And breathe properly. You should be getting enough nutrition to exercise strenuously. And breathing heavily and properly for long periods of time detoxifies the body. Read How to Breathe.

Turbocharge any Detox with Niacin

Niacin, otherwise known as B3, is a very inexpensive way to boost the efficacy of a detox. You want the flush kind, not the no flush. Most doctors recommend people start with 100 mg, but up to 5,000 a day has been used for serious drug detoxification and other urgent detox needs (such as chemical poisoning). I weigh 220 pounds and I took 1,500 mg for three days. Don’t take niacin for too long, it can damage the liver in high doses and it can also put your b vitamin balance out of whack. This Niacin is the kind that provides the “flush.”

In about 30 to 45 minutes when it kicks in, get some exercise or do the sauna, and then you can take it in the morning. Some hot tea is good. Drink a lot of fluid and sweat out the toxins. If you don’t flush out the junk while you do it, niacin won’t do you much good. It is powerful. You will be red and itchy all over.

For a few days, most people with no damage to their livers can handle 500. The effects last for about an hour.

It would allow for a more gentle, beneficial experience if first time offenders were to be given 15 to 25 grams of the drug.

In the patients where I worked for seven years, they did not seem to have a clue about how to use this vitamins as a cleanse, so a word about the process might be appropriate.

Things to Consider Before and After Detoxification

You are very toxic if you are very sick. Being very sick is just a matter of time, if you are not sick, you may still be very toxic. A highly toxic body can be overburdened by the process of detoxification.

Those who seem healthy can get headaches, nausea, and other symptoms of adetachment. Consider starting slowly. You should eat healthy for a few weeks and exercise before starting your diet. It’s better to drink a gallon of lemonade a day for a month before you’re ready to start eating again.

You should be careful what you eat after you have detoxify. If you clean your colon and then eat a bunch of mashed potatoes, you can be killed. Slowly introduce foods back into your diet after you’ve recovered. It’s always a good idea to focus on raw fresh produce.

If you can only do one supplement, I recommend the SF722. Nothing is better at killing fungi (yeast, Candida) and almost everyone in today’s modern society has an abundance of it. Most people, with even diets considered to be healthy, need this supplement regularly.

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