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Detoxing The Liver

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    Liver and Gallbladder flush:What time of the next day should the stones be passed?
    Has anybody done the grapefruit and olive oil liver flush? I did it last night (followed by two cups of Epsom Salt this morning at 6 and 8 am). I have had many bowl movements from morning and still no stones passed (it is noon now). Some thing wrong?When are they supposed to pass? I also don't feel tired or nausea.

    • ANSWER:
      You should have noticed some, especially little white balls of chaff, but it's not wrong. Either you're healthy or very clogged up. You may need to do a detox diet for a week or so before doing another flush - a juice fast is the most effective; fresh, not from a carton - and then repeat the flush every two or three weeks. Detoxing is a process, not a one-off quick fix.

      I didn't feel tired, nauseous or much different the next day and I've done 5 of these now, so don't worry too much about "should bes".

  2. QUESTION:
    What is the best liver detox for someone with HCV x 20 years?
    I'd like to know if there's a way to rid my liver of the effects of alcohol when I go out and have a few drinks.

    • ANSWER:
      The medi-nerds are out in force I see here promoting their ignorance of detoxing. "Beware of detox scams?" Beware of ANTI-DETOX people. A liver gallbladder flush works wonders for the body and I have lots of people that I have helped with doing this type of cleanse. To say you can't detox the body is so ridiculous and only showing great ignorance.

      John Hopkins researchers found intrahepatic gallstones in livers that are causing lots of problems for people. Typical medical diagnostics do not show these stones because they look like ordinary bile when using these tests. Autopsies were used to examine livers, etc. in the studies done by John Hopkins researchers. To remove these stones and gallstones is a very popular DETOXING flush that does remove the stones. I'm always anxious to hear from patients I put on this form of detoxing because the amount of stones that come out and the sizes are always shocking to these people. What I find is that many of these people take jars of their stones to show their doctors that lied to them, telling them detoxing does not work.

      It takes several flushes to totally clean these organs, but the results are incredible. The skin becomes vibrant, the liver starts cleansing the blood better, producing better bile and all the health benefits are marvelous.

      To prevent the problems with alcohol on the liver, you can take digestive enzymes that include all the pancreatic enzymes before drinking. You will not get a hangover the next day. Also, go to the health food store and purchase some prickly pear herbs and take those before going out.

      A little alcohol will not hurt the average person, but excessive drinking will damage the liver and cause a huge build up of the intrahepatic gallstones that crate fatty livers.

      The milk thistle herb will only have a very minor effect on the health of the liver, but it certainly won't hurt it either. Just don't expect great results from taking it.

      good luck to you

  3. QUESTION:
    How do you go about detoxing your body from prescription drugs?
    I have been taking Valtrex for CFS for about 4 months...I heard that the drug is really hard on the liver. What are some ways that I could detox the drug from my system when I finish treatment?

    Any input is appreciated.

    Thx.

    • ANSWER:
      Drink a lot of water and just give your body some time. If you need more advanced options you might talk to your doctor and they can explain the time it takes the medicine to fully leave your system.

      The half-lifes are as follows:
      The Half life <30 minutes (valaciclovir);
      2.5-3.6 hours (aciclovir)

      So the drug won't be in your system for long. It sounds like you are more worried about the damage the drug may have already caused. You should talk to your doctor about that as everyone's body is different, and he would know the dosages and times you were on the medicine as well as ofther factors that may effect the time, such as body type, size, weight, height, etc.

  4. QUESTION:
    Can anyone provide me simple and effective colon & liver cleanse recipe please?
    Hi there,
    I am thinking to do a liver cleanse 1st time in my 24 years of my life.After reading a lot of articles,I have learnt that it it is ideal to perform a colon cleanse before doing a liver cleanse.I am hoping that it will be help me in lose weight and also help me with my acne problems.I would really appreciate it if anyone have a simple and effective homemade recipe.Thank you.

    • ANSWER:
      The best way to detox is to get hold of a liver. Oh, you have one? Great.
      Now just stand there and let it detoxify your body. Partner it with some kidneys and you've got the most efficient body detox system known to man.
      And you don't even have to wait for it to come in the mail, or give a credit card number!
      There is no build up of bad plaque, toxins, or sludge in a normal, reasonably healthy system.
      If this was the case we would have people dying left and right from malnutrition since their small intestines couldn't absorb nutrients.
      The majority of the water from food and what we drink is reabsorbed through the colon, if our colons were clogged we would all be walking around looking like sponges right?
      Detoxing is ridding the system - liver, kidneys, and intestines of toxins both internal and environmental. Our liver and kidneys aren't clogged with toxins. Otherwise we would be dead.
      The liver does in fact get layered with fat if we become overweight.
      We "cleanse and detox" naturally 24 hours a day through respiration, sweat, liver, kidneys, urine, and feces.
      We can help by eating a healthy diet with minimal added sugar and salt.
      Lots of fresh fruit, vegetables, whole grain foods, lean meat cuts, fresh fish, beans, peas, brown rice, raw nuts, and barley keep a system as healthy and as clean as it can be.
      Minimal alcohol, caffeine, soda.
      Read food labels. If you can't pronounce it, don't put it in your body.
      A healthy high fiber diet works every time. Increases the speed and efficiency of the digestive system and helps the body rid itself of both internal and environmental toxins.
      Cleanses actually flush out the beneficial bacteria and enzymes in the digestive system.
      Search "gut flora" to learn about the beneficial bacteria we need in our colon.
      We have more beneficial bacteria in our digestive systems than all the cells in our bodies!
      Did you know the digestive system is one of the largest contributors to our immune system?
      Spend your money in the produce department to speed your detox.
      A healthy diet will also help the acne.
      Good luck and good health.

  5. QUESTION:
    How long does it take till the liver get rid of the toxins?
    I was addicted to diet product and laxative pills for 5 years... I am recovering now but I wonder how long does it till my liver will get rid of the toxins complety?!

    And can you tell the best way to clean my body?!

    I am seriously in need for help so I would really apperciate your answer.

    Thank u so much:)
    ♡♡♡

    • ANSWER:
      Leave it alone and don't put anything in your body that does harm to the liver and it will heal itself. Whether or not it will heal depends on whether or not any permanent liver damage has been done. If it's permanent, then healing it won't happen. The liver does have the amazing ability to regenerate and heal itself when damage is done as long as it's not permanent damage. To show you how quickly it regenerates, a person can donate up to 60% of their liver to someone needing a liver and both the donor and recipient will grow back their missing portions of liver within a few weeks.

      Toxins do not build up in the liver and it does not need "cleaned" or "detoxed." It will do the detoxing . That's it's job. Forget about this nonsense of cleaning and detoxing organs. The best thing to clean out a body is to drink a lot of water. That will do more good than anything anyone tries to sell you. Let your liver alone and let it do what it's supposed to do. If you want to check to see if there is any permanent damage, get some basic blood work done for liver function and see if there is a problem of any kind.

  6. QUESTION:
    Does refrigerating real green tea kill all of the detoxing components?
    I used to smoke a lot of pot, but I'm basically starting my life over, changing my diet, working out and I'm trying to detox Not only am I trying to detox, but I looooove me some green tea, but now that it's hot, I want iced tea! If I steep my tea, then refrigerate it, will it kill everything in it that makes it a detoxing drink?

    Thanks in advance!

    • ANSWER:
      First of all, I agree with other posters that the "detox" thing is more hype than reality. Why? Your body detoxes itself naturally through your liver and kidneys and other natural systems in your body. You can speed this process only by one way--by keeping your body in a state of balance. Drinking green tea in moderation may help keep your body in balance, but it's not going to produce a dramatic effect in terms of helping you get marijuana or other substances out of your system.

      Green tea, however, does have some health benefits, and in fact, other types of tea (including regular black tea) do as well. I maintain a page which summarizes these benefits and discusses the different types of tea as well: http://ratetea.net/topic/health-benefits-of-tea/8/

      Now, about icing / refrigerating tea and its health benefits. There is no evidence that refrigerating tea is harmful at all. However, TIME does cause the antioxidants in tea to break down, starting when it is brewed. So, you want to drink tea closely after it is brewed (i.e. within a day or two, ideally). But, tea will actually stay fresh better if it is refrigerated. I recommend drinking your tea immediately if it's hot, and if you make iced tea, drinking it within a day or two of chilling it. This is why you want to only drink fresh-steeped tea and avoid bottled tea, I have a page explaining this too: http://ratetea.net/topic/bottled-tea/4/

      Good luck! It is good that you want to be more healthy. Tea can be a good part of a healthy lifestyle and diet. However, it is no magic bullet and it is really more of a drink than a medicine. It's just a healthy drink, nothing more, nothing less.

  7. QUESTION:
    How EXACTLY does "detoxing" your body in an EPSON salt bath actually work??
    So, your detoxing FROM the outside--how in the world does this "clean" your inside of the body?

    • ANSWER:
      The salts in the epsom salt can actually pass through the skin. They relax pores, muscles and a lit of stuff on your innards.
      There is a "cleanse" that you can do that requires you to drink some epsom salt water. It's supposed to help leanse your liver and gall bladder.

      Getting the cleanse through the skin won't be as effective but it can't hurt.

  8. QUESTION:
    What is a good and cheap liver flush?
    I would like to find a liver flush that is easy to use. Where can I find one?

    • ANSWER:
      There is no such thing as a safe and approved liver flush product.
      The best way to cleanse and detox is to get hold of a liver. Oh, you have one? Great.
      Now just stand there and let it detoxify your body. Partner it with some kidneys and you've got the most efficient body cleanse and detox system known to man.
      There is no build up of bad plaque, toxins, or sludge in a normal, reasonably healthy system.
      If this was the case we would have people dying left and right from malnutrition since their small intestines couldn't absorb nutrients. The majority of the water from food and what we drink is reabsorbed through the colon, if our colons were clogged we would all be walking around looking like sponges right?
      Detoxing is ridding the system - liver, kidneys, and intestines of toxins both internal and environmental. Our liver and kidneys aren't clogged with toxins. Otherwise we would be dead. The liver does in fact get layered with fat if we become overweight.
      We "cleanse and detox" naturally 24 hours a day through respiration, sweat, liver, kidneys, urine, and feces.
      We can help by eating a healthy diet with minimal processed and refined foods. They are loaded with additives, concentrates, and preservatives mostly in added sugars and salts.
      Lots of fresh fruit, vegetables, whole grain foods, lean meat cuts, fresh fish, beans, peas, brown rice, raw nuts, and barley keep a system as healthy and as clean as it can be.
      Minimal alcohol, caffeine, soda.
      Read food labels. If you can't pronounce it, don't put it in your body.
      A healthy high fiber diet of whole fresh foods works every time. Increases the speed and efficiency of the digestive system and helps the body rid itself of both normal internal and environmental toxins.
      Cleanses actually flush out the beneficial bacteria and enzymes in the digestive system.
      We have more beneficial bacteria in our digestive systems than all the cells in our bodies.
      A healthy digestive system is one of the largest contributors to our immune system.
      Spend your money in the produce department to speed your detox.
      Good luck and good health.

  9. QUESTION:
    Can any one advise me on a good vitamin, herb or food for detoxing your liver?
    There are so many different kinds of supplements out there but what brand is the best? What should you look for on the label? Is there any kind of food that cleanses your liver, colon, arteries?

    • ANSWER:
      The best herb for the liver is milk thistle. It's absolutely amazing. It is the only known antidote for amanita mushroom poisoning (the poison basically liquefies your liver.) Many herbalists recommend taking it along with turmeric, which also has hepatic (liver) protecting qualities.

      As far as food to clean various parts of your body, artichoke shows promise in the liver, a high-fiber diet (with whole grains and fresh fruits and vegetables) is best for the colon and arteries.

      If you get a milk thistle or milk thistle/turmeric herbal supplement, make sure the label says the capsules are standardized. This means that each capsule has the same amount of the active ingredients, as opposed to the average of the capsules in the bottle being at the recomended dosage.

      You should avoid acetaminophen (tylenol) and alcohol when detoxifying your liver, as well.

      Good luck!

  10. QUESTION:
    How do I detox my body to restart my health to its default level so i can start building it up again?
    What are some ways of detoxing my body so i can start fresh with my ideal default body? i'd like to rid myself of all the toxins, impurities, and crap that we eat daily and start over. then work out and maintain a healthy active lifestyle... but yeah, how do i detox it i guess is the question!
    thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      I've been reading some stuff from this guy Jon Barron (www.jonbarron.org), anyway, he's got great info on some great detox's. The more I read from him and other places, the more I agree with what he says...anyway, juice fasts are great...this guy recommends drinking the healthiest (not bottled or canned) juice you can find, drinking 8 oz. every hour your awake for 3-7 days. I wouldn't just drink water, it will screw your metabolism up. Also, this guy talks about a colon and then later a gaul blatter/liver detox if you want to spend the money. Your body will heal quickly, so eat well and do some investigating about the best thing for YOU!

  11. QUESTION:
    Is it safe to take primabol and accutane at the same time?
    Accutane can effect the liver, but primabol, I've heard isn't too bad for your liver like others of it's kind. Think its ok?

    • ANSWER:
      I wouldnt recommend taking it personally...because the fact that the primabol is a type of steroid and although it says it is easily passed through the liver...supplements/steroids like this put a lot of stress on the liver....it might consequencly mess ur liver up quite a bit if using the accutane for acne and the primabol....if you are going to take it i would definateley also take a liver detoxifier or something of that sort so not too much stress is placed on it...im really not sure if you should take this though...or any supplements for that fact...i mean not permanantly but until you are done taking the accutane...i know its hard because of the thought of losing your hard earned gains but I have stopped because I am curently detoxing my liver and kidneys and once im done i will continue again, but i wouldnt recommend taking the primabol and i think you should stop on the supplements for a while.....and if you are taking the accutane for acne...jsut watch it go away once your off supplements and detoxing the liver and kindeys...it helps a lot
      and once your done with the detoxing and accutane i would then buy a liver support and then take the primabol and other supplements if you would like to...the liver support would be just so the liver cont. to stay healthy and not too much stressed is place on it becuase of the continuation of the supplement and primabol...either that or just tkae the lvier support and the primabol..because there will be no reason to take nay other supplements because the primabol is so strong...n maybe once ur on the cycling period where your off the primabol...then u cud cont. some other supplement use...like creatine and protein....n things of that sort

  12. QUESTION:
    Does cleansing your liver help you lose weight?
    I've been trying to lose weight for a while now with some success but i heard that If you cleanse your liver you will lose weight faster is this true?

    • ANSWER:
      Every gastrointestinal specialist I know laughs until they cry when people ask about colon and liver cleansing.

      Your body has its own detoxifying process. If you drink enough water, eat fruits and vegetables, fiber and lean protein, your liver (and other organs) will be able to their jobs. You should also avoid artificial ingredients (anything that looks like you need a chemistry degree to read it) and excess fat.

      The liver, kidneys, colon, and skin are involved in detoxing your body and they normally do it very well. Unless you have a specific medical condition where your physician tells you to do a cleansing or detox diet, you should simply eat healthy, get sufficient exercise and sleep, and drink plenty of water.

      Congratulations on your weight loss! Don't try to lose too quickly. It may help to remember that if you're overweight, you didn't become so in a few months. Most people gain weight slowly over years, and it can take almost that long to take it off again.

  13. QUESTION:
    If I am taking a dietary supplement that helps liver detoxification, can i still drink alcohol?
    I am doing this whole detox thing where one of the pills i have to take are called "super milk thistle" and are for liver health. however, i am a college student. please tell me i can still drink while doing this process

    • ANSWER:
      "Detoxing" in AltMed land has no scientific basis. Any supplements you are taking are basically a worthless scam. Providing your organs are not impaired, your body is more than capable of removing any toxins from your body. Look, we all got pissed at University, it's not going to kill you. Just avoid binge drinking, try to drink in moderation and don't go overboard too often. Forget the rest, go out and have fan.

      Addendum and ignore KTC. He's go problems.

  14. QUESTION:
    What is a healthy and manageable way to detox?
    I recently decided to make a lifestyle change and instead of eating whatever I want I'm sticking to lean proteins or low fat dairy, a few servings of whole grains (high in fiber), some fruits, and lots of vegetables. I used to smoke pot everyday and cigarettes here and there so I feel like DETOXING wouldn't hurt.

    Does anyone know simple tricks to a painless detox? I've read things online like "ONLY EAT TOMATOES" but that is not practical for me! Thank you!!!!

    • ANSWER:
      Detoxification should ideally begin in the mind. The first step towards full body todex should be your decision to start fresh and with a clean slate.

      Generic diets for detoxification are good, but may not stimulate the liver, lungs or the kidneys as much as one would like. Over time, by introducing supplements, herbs and other substances (which are usually organ specific) that will amplify your body's ability to process out the excessive level of toxins, a full body detox can restore systemic balance. Of course, herbs are foods too and provide one with vitamins, minerals and enzymes for excellent nutrition. Herbs are powerful, because they may be combined together to fortify those herbs that aid specific organs.

      Dandelion and Fennel are just two herbs that have been used throughout history to cleanse and aid body detoxification, rejuvenate liver functioning, and kick-start the body back to life! Pelargonium reniforme is another ingredient that also works on promoting optimal liver functioning and supporting the body's natural ability to break down and eliminate fat for a natural detoxification.

      While herbs may be taken at any time, they are best for detoxification purposes when they are used with a good diet also. It does not make any sense to take herbs to cleanse the liver if the bowels are clogged with junk or refined foods, since the liver dumps its toxins into the bowels. And while detoxification diets are effective by themselves, they may be reinforced and speeded up with herbs, which stimulate the eliminative organs.

      Detoxification diets help the body to eliminate toxins in many ways. First, natural vegetarian diets include the fiber needed for stimulating good bowel eliminate. They also contain the proper amounts of vitamins that feed and nourish the bowels and the liver, as well as other eliminative organs. They also include a valuable source of enzymes since most vegetarian diets are eaten raw. The elimination of meat from the diet for a short period enhances detoxification because meat is so difficult to digest and requires many enzymes for its digestion. Therefore, vegetarian diets are cleansing diets and aid the body in elimination of toxins.

      Get details on these if you wish from here http://www.healthherbsandnutrition.com/remedies/d/detoxification.htm

  15. QUESTION:
    What foods are usful during detox ing off perocets?
    Is there foods that help the body while detoxing? How long does it take to get perocets out of ones body?

    • ANSWER:
      any food, along with liquid,will provide natural detox. that,s what the liver and kidneys do. i would ask the doc about how long.

  16. QUESTION:
    What are some good vegetable detox recipe books?
    I'm considering detoxing but I want to have some recipes to do so. Any suggestions?

    • ANSWER:
      A Detox Diet (also called a cleansing diet) will remove toxins and poisons from your body. The idea of a good detox diet is to eat pure and natural foods that will aid the function of the lymph, kidneys, and liver. All foods that hinder the regime will be avoided.

      Detox diets are controversial. Many feel that most of the so-called "medical science" presented in these diets is nothing more than fiction. It is true that most of these diets have quite severe restrictions, and should be embarked upon with great care.

      Detoxifying Your Body

      Generally most detox diets will contain the following foods:

      Organic food and drink (no pesticides or fungicides).
      Whole unprocessed foods (grains, nuts, seeds, etc).
      High mix of vegetables and fruit.
      2 liters of water per day
      Certain herbs such as Psyllium seed, Licorice root, Yucca root, Milk thistle seed, Gentian root, to aid the detoxifying process.

      Most detox programs will avoid the following:

      Alcohol, caffeine, tobacco, and drugs
      Processed and refined foods
      Certain supplements (due to the amount of additives).

      Reduction of Stress

      Many detox regimes are holistic in outlook. It is important to address other areas of stress in your life, and examine lifestyle as a whole.
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      Clean Detox Recipes: Vegetable Juice
      Beets - Due to red beet juice’s higher content of iron, it is thought to regenerate and reactivate red blood cells.

      Carrots - Drinking carrot juice is thought to be beneficial for the liver due to Vitamin A’s cleansing effects.

      Cucumbers – Cucumber juice is thought to clean your kidneys, lower high blood pressure and improve skin problems.

      Parsley – Parsley is one of the highest sources of chlorophyll which helps to oxidize the blood. It is thought to help clean the kidneys, liver and urinary tract.
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      Clean Detox Vegetable Juice Recipe

      Ingredients

      4 Medium Carrots (washed and cut into thirds)
      1 Large Red Beet (washed and quartered)
      10 Sprigs Parsley (flat or curly leaf)
      1 4 Inch Piece of Cucumber

      Directions
      Put each of the ingredients into your juicer.
      Make sure to process the parsley as a bunch and in between the solid vegetables so that it all gets juiced.
      Pour into a glass and drink within 10 minutes so as not to lose any vital nutrients
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      Rejuvenating Veggie Juice
      Drink this juice daily for vibrant health. It contains vitamins and minerals that are restorative and support the body in re-generating healthy cells.
      Serves 1

      Ingredients:
      4 medium carrots
      1 large beet
      3 stalks of celery
      2 large kale leaves
      1 inch piece ginger

      Preparation:
      Wash the carrots and cut into 3 inch pieces.
      Wash and peel the beet and cut into 2 inch slices.
      Wash the celery and kale and slice into smaler pieces.
      Process the carrot, beet, kale, ginger and celery with your juicer.

      ~ drink within 10 minutes to gain the optimal benefits from this juice and to avoid oxidation and loss of vital nutrients and enzymes.
      LHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH

  17. QUESTION:
    What health effects to pomegranate and cranberry juice have?
    What health effects do both cranberry and pomegranate have? I hear one of the repairs the liver?

    • ANSWER:
      Cranberry is good for detoxing. Be careful with the pomegranate it has estrogen increasing properties, it is sometimes sold as a estrogen "replacement".

  18. QUESTION:
    My liver and I haven't always been the best of friends, what can I give him to help make up for it?
    Ashamedly I've abused my liver in more ways than one for a few years, what can I buy, what remedies or natural products will help to get him back on my side?
    I don't know who the thumbs down rat is, I either thumb folk up or let sleeping dogs lie. thanks for all your advice so far. I'm away to bed, I promise!

    • ANSWER:
      Dandelion tea works wonders on a sluggish liver (the primary filtering organ of the body), gall bladder (which produces bile to assist the digestion of fatty foods) and spleen ( an organ producing new red blood cels), and it also encourages bowel action and reduces fluid retention. Drinking Dandelion tea is one of the most effective ways to detox your body, because it stimulates digestive enzymes and bile to allow the easier metabolism of fatty foods.

      Dandelion leaves, alfalfa, aspargus, celery and vitamin B6 can all work as natural diuretics.

      Dandelion tea is excellent for ridding the body of excess fluid because, as the tea leaves contain high amounts of potassium, the body is not depleted of this important mineral through the diuretic effect of the tea.

      Ensure, for therapeutic purposes, that you buy organic Dandelion leaf as the commercial or teabag varieties have had so much of their essential oils pulverised from them. Another reason to use organic is one of the properties of the Dandelion plant is to absorb metal pollutants from the atmosphere ~ as such organic really is essential. Add honey to taste if you like as the taste can be quite bitter ..... or lemons or limes if you like the tartness.

      2 - 3 teaspoons per teapot would be sufficient.By buying the organic variety, the essential oils are still so potent that the spent leaves could be reused 2 - 3 times ~ simply refill the pot with hot water and rebrew for 15 - 20 minutes.

      Limit your intake of Dandelion tea to a period of say 2 - 3 weeks at a time ........ have rest periods in between using it .

      Perhaps this link may be of use to you ~

      http://www.detoxaustralia.com.au/supplementing_your_diet.htm

      Water, water water .... Ensure that you also hydrate your body properly with at least 2 - 3 litres of water per day as nothing substitutes for pure fresh water............ our bodies can actually a sterling job detoxing if only we hydrate them properly.

      Try to cut back on dehydrating drinks such as coffee, tea, sodas and soft drinks and alcohol (if you drink any of these) as they will not only dehydrate you terribly but also rob you of your essential B complex of vitamins.

      Take a multi B complex supplement also.... to support healthy immune, neural and digestive functioning...... great for bolstering your body to deal with life's every day stressy situation .... Get one including all the B's ie ~ B1, B2, B3, B5, B6 andB12 and folic acid etc. as they all work best as a group. Don't buy any of the B complex of vitamins individually but rather as a whole group, unless specifically told to do so buy a nutritionally oriented physician or naturopath.

      Please also ensure that you consult with a nutritionally oriented physician or naturopath or herbalist before using Dandelion herb if you are pregnant or breastfeeding (if you are femal) and do not use on infants or young children.

      Try to cut out all junky and pre packaged foods and eat food as freshly and as close to its natural state as you possibly can...... ditch the milk and dairy for a while too as many many people have trouble digesting lactose, and instead pump your intake of leafy and green vegies, vegies, fresh fruits, (fruits and vegies are both rich in calcium) wholegrain cereals and breads (if you can tolerate wheat), cold water fishes (calcium and vitamin D rich ~ vitamin D is needed for the effective assimilation of calcium) and eat some organic lean meats ♥

      hope this info helps you a bit♥

      peace 2 u

  19. QUESTION:
    What detox products can I find at the Supermarket?
    I need to lose some weight before I go back to college again. I'm eating healthier and going to the gym at least 2 hrs. But I want to lose weight a bit faster by detoxing. What products are good to detox? Is it green tea good? Or do you know any other products that sell in the supermarket? Thanks in advance!

    • ANSWER:
      Hello,

      Many people detox to lose weight (hence the many varieties of starvation detox diets) or use it in order to continue with unhealthy and over-indulgent lifestyles! The dangers come in when people chose unsafe detox methods without considering the harmful side-effects, such as colonic irrigation, or liquid-diets that rob the body of essential nutrients.

      It is therefore important to explore detox options and choose one that gently assists the body, without causing any harm during the process. It is also not advisable to use detoxing as a quick fix weight-loss plan as this promotes “yo-yo” dieting that has been linked with weight-gain.

      There are many herbal ingredients that may aid in a natural detoxification of the body. Dandelion and Fennel are just two herbs that have been used throughout history to cleanse and aid body detoxification, rejuvenate liver functioning, and kick-start the body back to life! Pelargonium reniforme is another ingredient that also works on promoting optimal liver functioning and supporting the body's natural ability to break down and eliminate fat for a natural detoxification.

      One such natural remedy is http://www.healthherbsandnutrition.com/products/detoxdrops.htm which has gained considerable popularity due to its zero side effects, support realistic and healthy weight management programs, and its supportive function in maintaining liver health and well-being.

      Check it out and see if it helps. It seems, it generally does.

      Good Luck!

  20. QUESTION:
    Can a detoxifier for the whole body clear a vitreous hemorrhage?
    I thought it could since a vitreous hemorrhage is absorbed by the liver and a detoxifier activates the liver.

    • ANSWER:
      No such thing. Detoxing in this sense is a scam.

  21. QUESTION:
    The Liver, perfectly good at detox?
    I don't thinks it needs any help in detoxing the body of alcohol, do you agree or not. Explanations if you think it does and source of original research would be useful. Thanks.
    Correct Lucy b, that's what I am after.

    • ANSWER:
      I think Partha20 has misunderstood your question. To me you seem to be saying that the liver is a detox agent and people don't need other detoxicants under normal conditions. And yes, you are right. The liver is designed to get rid of most metabolic poisons like alcohol but of course it can become overwhelmed if the poison is administered in very large amounts. The liver is efficient but cannot cope with gross abuse.

  22. QUESTION:
    What is the best type of enema for an ex drug-abuser?
    I have heard drugs can get lodged in the intestines... What is the best cleansing enema for detoxing the intestines?

    • ANSWER:
      I have never heard that drugs can get lodged in your intestines but you may want to try a coffee enema as its supposed to cleans your liver. Maybe that is what you are thinking of.

  23. QUESTION:
    After how many years of heavy drinking do people get sick and die?
    I'll be 30 in June and I just started drinking heavily a couple of weeks ago. I have like 6 to 12 drinks on most days. How long would it take for me to start feeling sick and having liver problems? Does it depend on genetics? Do you know anyone who drank a lot all their lives and still managed to live a long happy live with little or no health problems?

    • ANSWER:
      The question that you have asked is a complex one. What you are really wondering is how long can I abuse my liver without major physical repercussions.

      The answer to that depends on factors. The major thing to consider is what other functions is your liver performing right now and at what level. If your liver is working overtime processing fats or processing out toxins then it will not tolerate the added workload of detoxing from alcohol very well.

      The second major thing to consider is how much damage has been done to your liver in your lifetime so far. Livers don't tend to heal. So damage is cumulative. That is why people die from psyrossis.

      Given your current penchant for drinking, I would avoid several things. 1. Do not take any general over the counter pain killers. The combination of alcohol and NSAIDS will kill your liver in days not years. 2. Avoid putting yourself in a situation where you will be tempted to drive while intoxicated. This will not only keep your license, it will probably keep you from killing someone else and having to deal with the legal and emotional consequences of that.

  24. QUESTION:
    what is the best way of detoxing our liver?
    what is the best way to detox our liver?

    • ANSWER:
      Can be achieved artificially by techniques such as dialysis and (in a very limited number of cases) chelation therapy.

      Other less mainstream methods for eliminating toxic substances from the body include the modification of the diet and addition of certain herbs and rituals such as colonic irrigation, juice fasting and sweat lodges. All these methods claim to assist the body's natural detoxification process.

      A detox diet is a dietary regimen involving a change in consumption habits in an attempt to detoxify the body by removal of toxins or other contaminants. It is claimed to improve health, energy, resistance to disease, mental state, digestion, as well as aiding in weight loss.

      Various methods of modifying the diet for the said purpose of detoxification include:

      Fasting, including water fasting and juice fasting.
      Increased consumption of fish such as salmon
      Food combining.
      Caloric restriction.
      Herbal detox (if one considers herbs food and not a form of drug).

      Detox diets usually suggest that fruits and vegetables compose a majority of one's food intake. Limiting this to unprocessed (and sometimes also non-GM) foods is often advocated. Limiting or eliminating alcohol is also a major factor, and drinking more water (which helps curb appetite) is similarly recommended.

  25. QUESTION:
    Is Swedish Bitters best for detoxification. How does it work and how do toxins even get to the body?
    Would detoxification be required if the liver functions well?

    • ANSWER:
      In today's increasingly toxic world I think it is important to make sure that your liver is maintained in optimum health, though someone who is sure they have a healthy liver need not go overboard. The liver is the body's natural oil filter, so to speak, and there are toxins in the air we breathe, water we drink and food we eat which will end up being processed and removed via the liver. Today's toxic environment may be more than the liver can handle, especially when one does not eat a healthy diet with minimum junk and processed foods and live a healthy lifestyle. Most illness and virtually all cancer is accompanied by an impaired liver.

      I have never used Swedish Bitters, however I can tell you a few good tips for keeping the liver in optimum health and the body detoxed:

      Alpha lipoic acid, milk thistle and selenium all help protect the liver and milk thistle helps the liver regenerate. Milk thistle has also been shown to help protect against alcohol damage to the liver and help reverse it when it does happen, as is stated by the German E Commission (the equivalent of our FDA)..

      Turmeric is a good liver protector with many other health benefits, including helping protect against cancer. It also helps keep the bile ducts open and flowing to insure proper toxin elimination.

      Likewise, coconut oil and beetroot juice help keep the bile ducts open - and coconut oil is an extremely healthy oil in many, many ways. Parasites hate it and it helps prevent and eliminate candida.

      For overalll detoxing:

      Parsley. cilantro and chlorella all help remove mercury and other heavy metals.

      An occasional one day fast where you eat nothing but either watermelon or dark seeded grapes (eat the seeds too) will help keep your colon and digestive system cleansed - and watermelon is wonderful for cleansing the kidneys and preventing the formation of kidney stones.

      There are many other items one might also do, but those are what I do.

      All the best!

  26. QUESTION:
    What happens when you detox your body?
    I was talking to someone recently and they mentioned something about detoxing.

    Why do you detox your body? What is the best way to do it? Will it harm your body?

    • ANSWER:
      A natural body cleanse detox is not something only "unhealthy" people should do. Even with a healthy lifestyle, you should detox your body occasionally because of the daily exposure to a multitude of harmful chemicals and toxins.

      Various herbs can assist in a total body cleanse. Dandelion and Fennel aid in a natural body cleanse by detoxifying the system, rejuvenating liver functioning and kick-starting the body back to life.

      Tips When Detoxing Your Body:

      * First do no harm! A number of body cleanse detox products are ineffective and dangerous.
      * Drink plenty of water to help detox your body.
      * Eliminate foods containing toxins and increase your intake of foods containing vitamins and nutrients. Also increase fiber intake.
      * A natural body cleanse detox starts in the mind. The more mentally prepared you are for your total body cleanse, the greater your chance of success.

  27. QUESTION:
    Get a flat stomach after Christmas, and clear spots?
    I'm 14 and go back to school on Thursday, so I've decided to start "detoxing" and try get rid of my spots I've gained and Christmas weight. I'm not overweight but I just want to be able to get a flat stomach. Are there any ways (exercises?) to do this? And any tips on clearing spots and blackheads? Being a teenager I've got a fast metabolism, so it's more tone than weight I'm concerned about.

    • ANSWER:
      I have to combine three separate answers to attempt your question.

      Firstly with regard to detox. Unfortunately the whole concept of detox is an urban myth. It is based solely on the irrational rants of constipated Edwardians who refused to eat vegetables as the considered them food only fit for the lower classes to consume. As a result they had little option but to spend their time taking laxatives and purgatives and giving themselves enemas. Provided you have not already done too much damage to your body, your liver and kidneys will deal with problem of removing toxins from your body, as that was what they were designed to do. After that, tomorrow is the first day of the rest of your life and you can start afresh.

      Losing weight in someone so young is not straight forward and will require medical/dietetic supervision. Even in adults the average weight loss is only 9-15lbs a year, so this is a long term lifestyle issue, requiring both an appropriate diet and very regular vigorous exercise.

      Finally with regard to your spots you could try one of the many over the counter cleanser/degreasers, most are based on peroxide, Panoxyl is a typical example. If this fails the next step is to see your GP for topical or oral antibiotics. Avoid tetracycline and oxytetracyline as they are awkward to take and not very effective, minocycline or lymecycline are better.

  28. QUESTION:
    Do I need a liver detox if I'm going to take supplements anyway?
    I am going to be taking herbal supplements to counteract my liver deficiency. I'm wondering if I should first do a liver detox program, or whether it would be the same as taking the supplements or if I don't even need to do the detox.

    • ANSWER:
      "Detoxing" is a myth.

  29. QUESTION:
    I need a way to put my liver on steriods?
    im going through a pesticide detox and its overwhelming my liver. I'm assuming this because i'm getting super dizzy through this program, itchy everywhere, and my dizziness stops once i have to pee(liver breaking down substances) Any way to super charge my liver to deal with this kind of stress? I used to eat a bag of spinach a day, one of the highest level pesticides and started having numbness.

    • ANSWER:
      I'm not sure which detox program you are following, but it may be too harsh in that it may have undesirable ingredients (???). However, it may NOT be and you are just feeling symptoms of a healing crisis - dizziness and skin issues are one of the many symptoms, so this is normal.

      The lymphatic system is our "sewer system" and if a detox is pulling out acids (pesticides, foreign proteins, chemicals, etc..) and they are being dumped into the lymph fluids, you must make sure that your lymph is free-flowing, your kidneys are filtering and the adrenals are functioning all up to par. On top of that, it is necessary to clear out your bowels so that what goes thru your liver/gallbladder can be eliminated properly. Detoxing is a science and an art! You can't just focus on one system/organ/gland because they all work together in the elimination process.

      With all of this being said, the best way to go is with a natural detox focusing on these elimination organs - Not a product you buy claiming all natural ingredients (most of them are far from it). I'm talking a true detox plan with a healing diet and herbal formulas (not processed and only wild-crafted or organic whole herbs). An example - http://www.healingdetoxdiet.com/detox-kits . Herbs are the golden key along with a plant-based diet to correct detoxification - will bring the body back to balance as they alkalize and proliferate strength in the cells.

      You might want to add lots of organic alfalfa sprouts to your diet - great at moving the pesticides out with little effort! - They are so easy to grow from seed using a glass canning jar! You can buy the seeds online.

      Food is our medicine and medicine is our food (- Hippocrates).

  30. QUESTION:
    Where can I purchase dried roots of maguey?
    A tea is made from the plant. It said to help with detoxification and elminating waste from your liver and kidneys.

    • ANSWER:
      I have not been able to find Maguey roots for sale anywhere. You can purchase a live plant for your garden - known as Century Plant. Also the leaf juice is called Agave and is sold in natural food stores as a low-glycemic sweetener. And the roots are brewed into tequilla.

      A well-known American alternative is an extract of Milk Thistle Seed with Dandelion Root to detox the liver and speed elimination through the kidneys. Available at any health food store. Be sure to drink lots of water and consume fiber to keep the bowels going while detoxing.

  31. QUESTION:
    How can I clean out my colon at home?
    I've heard detoxing your body such as the colons and liver can improve your skin because your skin is basically an organ that removes things from your body too and that's why we have pores.

    How can I detox at home and clean out my colon without buying pills or anything? Does fasting work? Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      check with your doctor first and dont beleve everything you read

  32. QUESTION:
    Detoxing my body before I start a whole new lifestyle?
    My phone has an app that gives me a number of different diets. One of them is a 3 day detox, it's eating about 900 calories a day for 3 days. Is this safe to do before I start my new lifestyle of retraining myself to eat properly? I'd really like to flush my system and start over before I start.

    • ANSWER:
      The good news is that you really don't need to flush your system or detoxify your body before you embark on a new lifestyle. You already own some of the most effective filters known, in the form of your liver and kidneys. Despite the hype, your colon is not chock full of gunk and you are not a walking bag of toxins. Things that don't belong in the body are filtered out by the kidneys and livers, if they are even absorbed at all. All you have to do is simply start eating properly, and trust your body to do what it does best. A 900 calorie diet wouldn't necessarily hurt you, but it would not provide you with the best nutrients, nor the calories your body needed to operate at optimum levels. But skip on all those detox preps and the odd diet combos, because they really don't work. At best, they do nothing except leave you hungry. Most are fancy laxatives, which simply cause diarrhea. Diarrhea isn't a friend of anyone, and actually upsets the body a lot more than anything else. Your system doesn't need flushing, honestly. Just start your new routines, and you'll see the results without having to torture your body at all.

  33. QUESTION:
    What dose detoxing tea do for you?
    I have this get clean herb tea for detoxing and it yeast and smells really bad so I guess what I'm trying to ask is what dose it really do for you? How dose it work? Are there side effects?

    • ANSWER:
      It cleans out your liver so it can function better.

  34. QUESTION:
    Is it safe to detox your body?
    I'm a college student that is trying to get in better shape...I read in Fitness magazine that before you start dieting that you should detox your body. I want to really start dieting after Christmas. Is detoxing safe? Also, what are some ways that I can safely detox my body? Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      You can't detox your body. You need to find better resources for information.

      "Detox" is short for detoxification and detoxification is a natural process involving your liver and kidneys and there is nothing you can do to effect it. It is impossible to detoxify a human once the toxin is in the blood with the possible exception of kidney dialysis, kelation therapy, and other expensive medical modalities. Currently "detox" is a faddist word, relatively meaningless, and is used to express that which the users cannot otherwise express because of ignorance of because the expression would be patently false.

      Detox diets, cleanses, and supplements don't work. There is no diet which will cause your body to get rid of toxins, heavy metals, poisonous by-products from smoking, drugs, etc. And cleanses for the purpose of weight loss don't work because they can only eliminate water and small amounts of waste which the body will replace very quickly.

      Check out these reliable references. Listen to experts, not a random bunch of strangers of unknown credibility in this and other forums. Here's what the experts have to say about cleanses.

      Article excerpt: "Colon Cleansing Has No Health Benefit, May Harm"
      Ref: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/news/fullstory_114876.html

      Article excerpt: "Although the reports show little evidence of any benefit, many studies reported side effects. These include cramping, bloating, nausea, vomiting, electrolyte imbalance, and kidney failure."
      Ref: http://www.webmd.com/balance/news/20110801/colon-cleansing-may-be-risky-study-finds

      Article excerpt: "The main concerns with colon cleansing are that it can: Increase your risk of dehydration, lead to bowel, perforations, increase the risk of infection, cause a rise in your electrolytes, which can be dangerous if you have kidney disease or heart disease."
      Ref: http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/colon-cleansing/AN00065

      Article excerpt: "fasting has many negative side effects, including all the symptoms that go along with malnutrition: insomnia, cravings, nausea, depressed mood, hair loss... the list goes on."
      Ref: http://maddieruud.hubpages.com/hub/Master-Cleanse-Lemonade-Diet

      Article excerpt:"Colon cleansing is a dubious and almost always useless procedure"
      Ref: http://www.sciencebasedmedicine.org/index.php/colon-cleanses-a-load-of-you-know-what/

      Article excerpt: "The human body can defend itself very
      well against most environmental insults and the effects of occasional indulgence. If you ’re generally healthy, stick to giving your body what it needs to maintain its own detox system— a healthful diet, adequate fluid intake, regular exercise, sufficient sleep, and all recommended medical check-ups. Don’ waste your money...follow a healthy, balanced lifestyle instead."
      Ref: http://www.lee-county.com/gov/dept/HumanResources/Wellness_Newsletters/Aug%2008.pdf

      Article excerpt: "A day on a detox diet program probably won't hurt you, but there's little point in following these restrictive diets - and they can do far more harm than good, says Michelle May, MD,"
      Ref: http://www.medicinenet.com/script/main/art.asp?articlekey=64306

      Article excerpt: "Detox diets are a waste of time and money, say scientists"
      Ref: http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/uk/article784402.ece

      Your body cleanses itself naturally. And cleanses, purges, emetics, enemas, alternative and homeopathic colon cleanses etc. cannot remove fat from your body or make your body lose fat and/or toxins. If fat is your problem, you're eventually going to realize that nothing works except a proper diet for life or surgery. The best diet for all normal adults hasn't changed. It is still a varied, balanced, nutritious, and properly apportioned diet of high quality foods.

      Detoxification is a fad and a fantasy only. If you have reason to believe you're toxic, consult with your doctor. Don't waste your time paying attention to advertising hype, naturopathic gurus, homeopathic charlatans, etc. The road to good health is paved with science. If you or someone you love gets deathly ill, you will take them to a place where medical science is practiced. So, where is the sense in abandoning medical science in favor of baseless and unscientific methods of quacks and charlatans.

      Good luck and good health!!

  35. QUESTION:
    Does Detox-ing really work? What are the easiest, most effective (and safe) methods?
    It seems like i've been eating a lot of junk lately and my stomachs been hurting a bit lately so i was wondering if detoxing would help that at all? how should i detox- safe, effective,and cheap??

    • ANSWER:
      The only time you need to detox an otherwise functioning body, is if you've injested a poisonous substance. This could be in the form of recreational drugs, heavy metal poisoning etc.

      Eating "junk" foods will not pollute your body with mystery toxins. Any day to day detoxing is taken care of by your liver, kidneys and large intestine.

  36. QUESTION:
    Can anybody help with some advice for homeopathic remedies to help with giving up metadone and other drugs?
    Please help with any advice on alternative homeopathic remedies such as ginseng, valarian etc, anything that could help someone who is gradually detoxing from serious drug addictions. I have been reunited with a family member who lives abroad and discovered he has been addicted for 30 years to heroin, and is now on 150ml methadone per day, 20 tablets of diazepam (5mg) and nitrazepam (5mg) 20 tabs per day, plus other pills for sleeping and stomach problems. He now really wants to get clean but can't do cold turkey as he could die thorugh this option aparently? He also has hepatitus b and c and has a poor liver now.
    Please help, advice is much appreciated! He lives in Scandinavia and there are no centres locally.

    • ANSWER:
      Homeopathic Medicine are prescribed according to the symptoms of the patient not of the disease or disorder. If you need a Homeopathic solution please give the patients symptoms exactly the way the patient feels them from head to toes, Body and Mind.
      For more on Homeopathy check these sites :-
      http://www.hpathy.com/ezine/index.asp
      http://www.homeopathyusa.org/faq/
      http://www.homeopathic.com/

      Take Care and God Bless you.

  37. QUESTION:
    I need an effective, good, yet cheap detox kit to cleanse my body?
    I'm trying to get into healthier habits, like eating healthier, exercising more, etc. I hear that in the same sense that your car needs an oil change every few thousand miles, your body needs detoxed 2-4 times a year. I was wondering if anyone could help me with some websites or something, because I don't have a TON of money to spare, but I can spend a bit. Plus my dad has a failing liver, and I'd like to get something to help with that, too.

    • ANSWER:
      Colon cleansing or cleansing has absolutely no medical benefit and is in fact harmful to the digestive system. Old science from the late 1800's when meat was the main food and people were constipated all the time. Not enough fruit and vegetables.
      There is no build up of bad plaque or sludge in a normal, reasonably healthy system.
      If this was the case we would have people dying left and right from malnutrition since their bodies couldn't absorb nutrients.
      Since the majority of the water from food and what we drink is reabsorbed through the colon, if our colons were clogged we would all be walking around looking like sponges right?
      Detoxing is ridding the system - liver, kidneys, and intestines of toxins both internal and environmental. Additionally, many toxins are stored in our fat cells so in order to truly "detox", you need to lose excess body fat as well to fully detox.
      We "cleanse and detox" naturally 24 hours a day through respiration, sweat, liver, and kidneys.
      We can help by eating a healthy diet with minimal added sugar and salt. Lots of fresh fruit, vegetables, whole grain foods, beans, peas, and brown rice keep a system as healthy as it can be.
      Minimal alcohol, caffeine, soda.
      Read food labels. If you can't pronounce it, don't put it in your body.
      Cleanses actually flush out the beneficial bacteria and enzymes in the digestive system.
      And if you do one of these cleanses, they never mention the gas and bloating as your body rebuilds the healthy bacteria population.
      Spend your money in the produce department.
      Good luck.

  38. QUESTION:
    Can cranberry juice help clear up skin?
    I've been drinking a lot of cranberry juice recently, and it seems to be helping clear my skin up. Is this just in my head or is it like, detoxing my skin?

    • ANSWER:
      I am not sure but Cranberry juice is a very good drink to drink. It helps to clean out the body.
      I was even watching a program to were a young woman was drugged with something that would have killed her! Earlier in the day she had drank Cranberry juice and come to find out, it saved her life. A true story!

      This is what I found....

      Home » Practical Information » Health and Medical Concerns

      What Is Detoxification?

      Detoxification is the process of clearing toxins from the body using our organs such as our heart, liver, intestines, lungs or through our pores by sweat. Many of these toxins or poisons come from our diet, drug use, and environmental exposure, Because of the development of chemicals and the use of them in our everyday lives, people living in this century are being exposed to toxins that our ancestors never witnessed. Over the last century chemicals have crept into our environment. Toxins are in the air we breathe, the food we eat and the water we drink and inevitably accumulate in the body. This overload of toxins on our system is detrimental to internal bodily processes.

      With most people now leading very busy lives they turn to food that has been highly processed. Food manufacturers are using chemicals to preserve foods longer and putting more emphasis on packaging but this process often results in the loss of nutrients in the food. The quality of the processed food many people eat has greatly declined over the past 50 years due to these factors. If the body is deprived of quality food over long periods of time, this often leads to chronic illness and diseases. Our bodies are made up of highly sophisticated organs, but if they are deprived of quality fuel, they eventually cease to function properly.

      Not only should we worry about external factors, but also our bodies are also capable of producing toxins internally. Internally, fats, especially oxidized fats and cholesterol, free radicals, and other irritating molecules act as toxins. A body that is not fit leads to breaks down in its functionality and as a result this leads to poor digestion, colon sluggishness and dysfunction, reduced liver function, and poor elimination through the kidneys, respiratory tract, and skin all add to increased toxicity.

      Detoxification involves dietary and lifestyle changes that reduce intake of toxins and improve elimination. Avoidance of chemicals, from food or other sources, refined food, sugar, caffeine, alcohol, tobacco, and many drugs helps minimize the toxin load. Buying and using organic foods will also greatly reduce the intake of toxins to the body. Drinking extra water (purified) and increasing fiber by including more fruits and vegetables in the diet are initial steps in the detoxification process.

      The Detoxification Organs
      There are five organs that are considered the detoxification organs. They are the lungs, kidneys, colon, liver, and our skin.

      Most of the nutrients your body needs are absorbed through the walls of the colon. One of the functions of the colon is to squeeze the nutrients out and discard the waste. The colon is considered the most important organ in cleansing the body. If the colon is not functioning properly or regularly toxins remain in our body, plaque can build up on the walls of the intestine which normally leads to constipation and deterioration in the absorption of nutrients into the body. Colon cleansing is one of the most popular treatments in most Detox centers. Although it is a practice that has been done for thousands of years the procedure became increasingly popular in the 1920s, 1930s and 1940s. Now colon cleanings is normally done with hydrotherapy which is completely natural without the use of chemicals or drugs. One treatment will greatly improve the condition of the colon; but for optimal results it is suggested that the therapy is repeated three times.

      The lungs emphasize the importance of air quality in our lives. The lungs aid the body in detoxification by expelling metabolic wastes that build up in basic metabolic functions. The most widely recognized is carbon dioxide, which is removed from the blood and expelled through the breath. In addition, the lungs transform toxins into water-soluble forms that can be processed by other systems in the body. By trying to reduce the amount of toxins that our lungs are exposed to like cigarette smoke and polluted air we reduce the stress that is placed on the lungs. This is especially a conern in the major metropolitan centers of Indonesia where air pollution is at a critical stage.

      Our liver, weighing over 1 kilogram, is the second biggest organ in the body after the skin and certainly one of the most important. No one can survive without a liver! The liver performs more than 500 functions. Some of the more important functions that it performs are:

      takes out toxins from the metabolism
      breaks down fats, hormones, and protein
      produces glucose to maintain sugar level in the blood
      sto

  39. QUESTION:
    Why do I have pain in my right back side after drinking lots of water?
    I have recently started drinking alot more water after a long period of not having drank as much as I should have. I go through this evey few months or so. After a few days of drinking water, I begin to feel pain in my right side, underneath my ribcage, more towards the back. I don't know if it's one of my kidneys or my liver or what. The pain can be pretty strong; it usually happens after I've consumed quite a bit of water (nothing too extreme, though), and sometimes lasts the better part of a day. Is it just one of my organs detoxing?

    • ANSWER:
      The location you describe sounds like a kidney. If I drink too much water, I end up going to the bathroom every 15 minutes and my kidneys hurt. Not good! You can damage your kidneys by doing this.
      I have heard very many times, as I am sure you have, that we need to drink gobs and gobs of water. It's not true. Drinking too much water is harmful and can even kill you. Listen to your body. It's trying to tell you something. Sometimes I drink more water as well, for a half a day. But don't over do it! There are certain conditions for drinking more water, like hot weather and running. Just listen to your body, and use your brain. Older people sometimes cannot sense when they feel dehydrated so they need to be more aware of how much water they are drinking. But if you are young, your body is very much in tune to this. You can pay attention to the color of your urine. If it is clear, then you've certainly have had enough water.
      Maybe you already heard this story...
      This radio station in California had a water drinking contest. Whoever drank the most water would win a Sony Playstation (I think that's what it was). This woman was there because she wanted to win this for her children. A nurse called in to the station and told them that what they were doing was very dangerous, but they didn't believe her. It ended up that the woman died. The radio station said that they didn't understand why she died and were going to investigate it. Stupid idiots!

  40. QUESTION:
    Questions about Cleansing/Detoxing...is it safe and what is the best way to do it?
    I have done some research on cleansing and have found that it is widely disputed, with some saying it is essential to detox the body at least once a year and then others saying that either cleansing is not necessarily as the body already does this by itself or that it isn't healthy. But thinking logically, surly giving your body a slight rest from all the processed and fatty foods we put into our body isn't a bad thing, especially if its only for like a 3-5 day time period? I'm not really thinking of weight loss with detoxing, just reading information about this and thinking of all the processed fat going around in my body is making me feel sick! I read somewhere that a lot of cultures just drink water for one day and then after that they just eat healthily like fruits, soups and vegetables. Is this a good/healthy cleanse? Or is the only effective way to detox just drinking fruit you've blended like others suggest for a week which doesn't really sound safe? I want to give my body a little break from all the bad things that goes into it but I want to do this safely. I know there are products out there for this but I'm sure a lot of them have side effects so I'm not too keen on using these unless someone compleatly swears by them. So any cleansing tips or experiences you've had or any information you can contribute would be greatly appreciated! Remember to include how long I should do this for please,
    Thanks for your time and help :) x

    • ANSWER:
      It's not widely disputed among the experts. It's only widely disputed among the ignorant. Detox and cleanses do nothing good for your body.

      "Detox" is short for detoxification and detoxification is a natural process involving your liver and kidneys and there is nothing you can do to effect it. It is impossible to detoxify a human once the toxin is in the blood with the possible exception of kidney dialysis, kelation therapy, and other expensive medical modalities. Currently "detox" is a faddist word, relatively meaningless, and is used to express that which the users cannot otherwise express because of ignorance of because the expression would be patently false.

      Detox diets, cleanses, and supplements don't work. There is no diet which will cause your body to get rid of toxins, heavy metals, poisonous by-products from smoking, drugs, etc. And cleanses for the purpose of weight loss don't work because they can only eliminate water and small amounts of waste which the body will replace very quickly.

      Check out these reliable references. Listen to experts, not a random bunch of strangers of unknown credibility in this and other forums. Here's what the experts have to say about cleanses.

      Article excerpt: "Colon Cleansing Has No Health Benefit, May Harm"
      Ref: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/news/fullstory_114876.html

      Article excerpt: "Although the reports show little evidence of any benefit, many studies reported side effects. These include cramping, bloating, nausea, vomiting, electrolyte imbalance, and kidney failure."
      Ref: http://www.webmd.com/balance/news/20110801/colon-cleansing-may-be-risky-study-finds

      Article excerpt: "The main concerns with colon cleansing are that it can: Increase your risk of dehydration, lead to bowel, perforations, increase the risk of infection, cause a rise in your electrolytes, which can be dangerous if you have kidney disease or heart disease."
      Ref: http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/colon-cleansing/AN00065

      Article excerpt: "fasting has many negative side effects, including all the symptoms that go along with malnutrition: insomnia, cravings, nausea, depressed mood, hair loss... the list goes on."
      Ref: http://maddieruud.hubpages.com/hub/Master-Cleanse-Lemonade-Diet

      Article excerpt:"Colon cleansing is a dubious and almost always useless procedure"
      Ref: http://www.sciencebasedmedicine.org/index.php/colon-cleanses-a-load-of-you-know-what/

      Article excerpt: "The human body can defend itself very
      well against most environmental insults and the effects of occasional indulgence. If you ’re generally healthy, stick to giving your body what it needs to maintain its own detox system— a healthful diet, adequate fluid intake, regular exercise, sufficient sleep, and all recommended medical check-ups. Don’ waste your money...follow a healthy, balanced lifestyle instead."
      Ref: http://www.lee-county.com/gov/dept/HumanResources/Wellness_Newsletters/Aug%2008.pdf

      Article excerpt: "A day on a detox diet program probably won't hurt you, but there's little point in following these restrictive diets - and they can do far more harm than good, says Michelle May, MD,"
      Ref: http://www.medicinenet.com/script/main/art.asp?articlekey=64306

      Article excerpt: "Detox diets are a waste of time and money, say scientists"
      Ref: http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/uk/article784402.ece

      Your body cleanses itself naturally. And cleanses, purges, emetics, enemas, alternative and homeopathic colon cleanses etc. cannot remove fat from your body or make your body lose fat and/or toxins. If fat is your problem, you're eventually going to realize that nothing works except a proper diet for life or surgery. The best diet for all normal adults hasn't changed. It is still a varied, balanced, nutritious, and properly apportioned diet of high quality foods.

      Detoxification is a fad and a fantasy only. If you have reason to believe you're toxic, consult with your doctor. Don't waste your time paying attention to advertising hype, naturopathic gurus, homeopathic charlatans, etc. The road to good health is paved with science. If you or someone you love gets deathly ill, you will take them to a place where medical science is practiced. So, where is the sense in abandoning medical science in favor of baseless and unscientific methods of quacks and charlatans.

      Good luck and good health!!

  41. QUESTION:
    What is the most effective (and cheapest) detox I can buy online?
    Detoxing from pot

    • ANSWER:
      Here are some tips:

      1) First you cleanse your colon with specific herbs to clean out all the toxic plaque and debris

      2) While cleansing the colon, you have to replenish the good bacteria that protects the flora balance, which in turn protects you as it is part of your immune system

      3) Then as a final step, using detoxifying herbs, amino acids, vitamins and minerals, to assist you to detox your liver, blood, tissues, basically your whole body

      Try this:

      You can achieve this through several different methods, but in my experience, the easiest, most effective and safest way is through the use of DrNatura's cleansing and detoxification programs, called Colonix and Toxinout. These have been specifically formulated to detoxify the whole body using the latest research. The two programs together will give you the most comprehensive, all-natural detoxification system ever created, with a proven track record. There are nearly 100 natural ingredients in very specific quantities in Colonix and Toxinout that serve one purpose only: The most thorough detoxification of the human body.

      The Colonix Colon Cleanse program is specifically designed to:

      * Cleanse the colon of accumulated toxic build-up and prevent the formation of new build-up through the use of herbal dietary fiber

      * Cleanse the liver and purify the colon by keeping harmful organisms at bay

      * Help normal bowel function and promote regularity.

      The Toxinout program works synergistically with Colonix to:

      * Remove heavy metals, including lead and mercury, as well as other toxins

      * Detoxify the liver, kidneys and other organs

      * Replenish friendly bacteria with a top-of-the-line probiotic supplement, and

      * Recharge the immune system through powerful antioxidant support.

      I really hope I helped. <3

  42. QUESTION:
    What is the best detox for weight loss?
    lemon detox? raw fruit & veggie detox? juice detox?

    Who has tried detoxing? How long for and how much did you lose? Did you gain much back?

    • ANSWER:
      Don't get caught up in the different "types" of detox. There is just one, and it's about changing your diet and a few associated habits.

      Generally, you want to do it for at least 6 weeks. You can do it just with the diet change, or you can buy supplements to help the process - Metagenics have a great program, but it costs 0-0.

      If you do it properly, then the effects will last a good year or more.

      To do it all on your own, you can get the books by Dr Sandra Cabot - The Liver Cleansing Diet + Liver and Bowel Cleansing. These are the two organs most responsible for removing toxins from your body. The books are great and include plenty of recipes to help you change your diet.

      Simplistically, you are removing wheat, dairy, caffeine, alcohol and a few other highly foods with a lot of toxins from your diet.

      On average, people lose approx. 22 pounds (because your body uses fat to store an excess of toxins), your skin loves it, and you will feel more energetic. Email me if you want more info.

  43. QUESTION:
    If I start using Acai Berry Detox, when will I start to see a weight difference?
    And can anyone tell me anything about them?

    • ANSWER:
      I could bore for England about that dreadful ubiquitous berry.
      It has less antioxidants than blueberries, black grapes, black cherry juices etc.
      Antioxidants are beneficial but will not aid weight loss.
      The whole acai operation is a money making scam.
      The free sample is far from free.
      People have had to cancel credit cards if they bough online, unable to contact the company to stop payments. You have to give your card details to get thr 'free' sample.
      The big names they quote as having endorsed it are suing.
      The bloggers are a mirage.
      The photographs are digitally enhanced by Photoshop.
      Our body is self detoxing. The liver and kidneys do ti perfectly well.It is also self cleansing - skin, lungs liver, kidneys.
      The colon is self cleansing.
      Just type acai and scam into your search engine.

      People that have bought the stuff complain they have not lost weight.
      Even the berry people say you must change your diet and lifestyle to do so.

  44. QUESTION:
    Is the diet pill Hydroxycut still considered dangerous?
    I heard it was recalled a year or two ago for causing liver problems, including a case where someone died because of it. But since it's being sold in stores again, does that mean it's safe to take now? This is my fifth day taking it, and i'm up to 4 pills a day like it recommends. so i just want to make sure it's safe to take, and i won't end up sick or anything because of it. also, does it even work first of all? i'm also eating fewer calories and exercising along with taking it...

    • ANSWER:
      I wouldn't take it, because medication lowers your pH level (high acidity in the body) and when your pH level is too low, your metabolism slows down in the long run. it's better to eat healthy foods, including many foods that are alkalizing. Alkalizing foods RAISE your pH level (detoxing your body). If you are counting calories, eating healthy, and not eating carbs (bread, pasta, rice, cereal), then you will loose weight. eat 1 tablespoon coconut oil every day (coconut oil helps with weight loss. google to see for yourself).

  45. QUESTION:
    What do you know about detoxing your body?
    the ways, steps to doing it or whatever.
    i dont need to lose weight, i just want to "purify" my body. I know i want to give up drinking, smoking start eating better and oh yeah dr peppers.

    • ANSWER:
      The main thing about detoxing is to eat only natural foods (Such as vegies, fruit and nuts etc.) This means no processed foods, bread, cereals and meats. You are also not to smoke for the duration of the detox. (Even better give up completely)

      You need to cut out all alcohol, softdrink, juices, tea and coffee. (You can drink green tea though).
      There are many different detox programs you can follow, 2 days, 4 days, 1 week, 2 weeks. The easiest to do is the 2 day detox.

      You may find you get a headache during the detox as your body is eliminating toxins. It is relaxing to have a epson salt bath, but make sure the water is not too hot or you will feel faint.

      * You should use a loafah everyday before a shower/bath.
      * Drink lots of water.
      * Start the morning with a lemon wedge/slice in a glass of warm water (It helps kickstart your liver)
      * Only do exercises such as yoga, pilates or a gentle walk.

      * Eat heaps of vegies (As fruit does have added sugar)
      * Make up a vegie soup using only fresh vegies and water. (Drink when you feel hungry)
      * Boiled or steamed "brown" rice with vegies is a filling meal (Though I find not very tasty... but I can handle it for a few days)

      A good juice recipe is:-
      4 Green Apples
      1 Carrot
      Fresh Ginger to taste

      If you have any medical problems, see a doctor before hand as it can be a shock to your body to detox and you may need proper supervision while undergoing a detox.

  46. QUESTION:
    Is this normal while detoxing on a raw vegan diet?
    I've been using the toilet frequently through out the day. I'd say pooping (usually diarrhea) about 3 or 4 times a day, and peeing even more. Is that normal?

    • ANSWER:
      Absolutely.
      You have slammed your body with an excessive amount of fiber.
      It takes more than a few days for the body to build up the healthy bacteria needed to break down or at least work on all that insoluble fiber.
      That is the problem with extreme measures.
      The best way to cleanse and detox is to get hold of a liver. Oh, you have one? Great.
      Now just stand there and let it detoxify your body. Partner it with some kidneys and you've got the most efficient body cleanse and detox system known to man.
      There is no build up of bad plaque, toxins, or sludge in a normal, reasonably healthy system.
      If this was the case we would have people dying left and right from malnutrition since their small intestines couldn't absorb nutrients. The majority of the water from food and what we drink is reabsorbed through the colon, if our colons were clogged we would all be walking around looking like sponges right?
      Detoxing is ridding the system - liver, kidneys, and intestines of toxins both internal and environmental. Our liver and kidneys aren't clogged with toxins. Otherwise we would be dead. The liver does in fact get layered with fat if we become overweight.
      We "cleanse and detox" naturally 24 hours a day through respiration, sweat, liver, kidneys, urine, and feces.
      We can help by eating a healthy diet with minimal processed and refined foods. They are loaded with additives, concentrates, and preservatives mostly in added sugars and salts.
      Lots of fresh fruit, vegetables, whole grain foods, lean meat cuts, fresh fish, beans, peas, brown rice, raw nuts, and barley keep a system as healthy and as clean as it can be.
      Minimal alcohol, caffeine, soda.
      Read food labels. If you can't pronounce it, don't put it in your body.
      A healthy high fiber diet of whole fresh foods works every time. Increases the speed and efficiency of the digestive system and helps the body rid itself of both normal internal and environmental toxins.
      Cleanses actually flush out the beneficial bacteria and enzymes in the digestive system.
      Search "gut flora" to learn about the beneficial bacteria we need in our colon.
      We have more beneficial bacteria in our digestive systems than all the cells in our bodies!
      Did you know the digestive system is one of the largest contributors to our immune system?
      Good luck and good health.

  47. QUESTION:
    I'm concerned about the amount of toxins in my liver?
    I used to drink every day for about half a year. I've stopped now and just drinking green tea and plenty of fruit, do you think this is enough to heal and detox my liver?

    • ANSWER:
      Your liver was probably detoxed about a week after you stopped drinking. Nothing is in it lying there damaging it in any way. The liver processed all that alcohol as it came through and it certainly needs no detoxing now. Do you realize that when a person gets a liver transplant from another living person that both people will grow back their missing portions of liver in about a month to become a full liver again? That's how quick and fast healing occurs in the liver. It regenerates all the time and the only thing that stops that would be some kind of permanent damage like cirrhosis of the liver that creates scar tissue which replaces healthy tissue in the liver. It takes many many years, even decades of drinking to cause any permanent damage. Your liver healed long ago and 6 months of drinking is really nothing to the liver. The most it probably did during that time was most likely just irritated and maybe caused some inflammation. That would heal in no time once you stopped drinking.

  48. QUESTION:
    What are the effects of fasting on digestion and over all health?
    I would like the pros and cons of fasting on overall health, but mainly on the digestive system.
    I am refering to a water only fast for a period no longer than 24 hours.

    • ANSWER:
      Fasting and cleansing have the same effect on the body. Our bodies were designed to eat every day. Fasting will result in loss of nutrients and will compromise the immune system.
      Cleansing has absolutely no medical benefit and is in fact harmful to the digestive system. Old science from the late 1800's when meat was the main food and people were constipated all the time. Not enough fruit and vegetables.
      There is no build up of bad plaque, toxins, or sludge in a normal, reasonably healthy system.
      If this was the case we would have people dying left and right from malnutrition since their small intestines couldn't absorb nutrients.
      The majority of the water from food and what we drink is reabsorbed through the colon, if our colons were clogged we would all be walking around looking like sponges right?
      Detoxing is ridding the system - liver, kidneys, and intestines of toxins both internal and environmental. Our liver and kidneys aren't clogged with toxins. Otherwise we would be dead.
      The liver does in fact get layered with fat when we become overweight.
      We "cleanse and detox" naturally 24 hours a day through respiration, sweat, liver, and kidneys.
      We can help by eating a healthy diet with minimal added sugar and salt. Lots of fresh fruit, lean meats, vegetables, whole grain foods, beans, peas, and brown rice keep a system as healthy as it can be. Minimal alcohol, caffeine, soda.
      Read food labels. If you can't pronounce it, don't put it in your body.
      A healthy high fiber diet works every time.
      Increases the speed and efficiency of the digestive system and helps the body rid itself of both internal and environmental toxins.
      Did you know the digestive system is one of the largest contributors to our immune system?
      Cleanses and fasts actually flush out the beneficial bacteria and enzymes in the digestive system. Search gut flora to learn about the beneficial bacteria we need in our colon.
      We have more beneficial bacteria in our digestive systems than all the cells in our bodies!
      They don't tell you about the gas, cramping, and bloating you will experience when you start eating again and the body has to rebuild this bacteria population.
      Spend your money in the produce department.
      Good luck.

  49. QUESTION:
    What is the best most effective colon cleanse weight loss supplement ?
    I always hear of new colon cleansers everywhere I turn, and I want to know where I a could order a free smaple of a colon cleanser online without wasting my time. Also, how are you supposed to use colon cleanser as a weight loss supplement?

    • ANSWER:
      You will definitely lose weight. But it is only the weight of undigested food and waste, not any stored body fat. And it will just be replaced.
      Gastroenterologists repeatedly state this "mucoid plague" promoted by non medical practitioners does not exist. They have yet to find any during a colonoscopy.
      The best way to cleanse and detox is to stop eating and drinking processed and refined foods.
      Get hold of a liver. Oh, you have one? Great.
      Now just stand there and let it detoxify your body. Partner it with some kidneys and you've got the most efficient body cleanse and detox system known to man.
      There is no build up of bad plaque, toxins, or sludge in a normal, reasonably healthy system.
      If this was the case we would have people dying left and right from malnutrition since their small intestines couldn't absorb nutrients. The majority of the water from food and what we drink is reabsorbed through the colon, if our colons were clogged we would all be walking around looking like sponges right?
      Detoxing is ridding the system - liver, kidneys, and intestines of toxins both internal and environmental. Our liver and kidneys aren't clogged with toxins. Otherwise we would be dead. The liver does in fact get layered with fat if we become overweight.
      We "cleanse and detox" naturally 24 hours a day through respiration, sweat, liver, kidneys, urine, and feces.
      We can help by eating a healthy diet with minimal processed and refined foods. They are loaded with additives, concentrates, and preservatives mostly in added sugars and salts.
      Lots of fresh fruit, vegetables, whole grain foods, lean meat cuts, fresh fish, beans, peas, brown rice, raw nuts, and barley keep a system as healthy and as clean as it can be.
      Minimal alcohol, caffeine, soda.
      Read food labels. If you can't pronounce it, don't put it in your body.
      A healthy high fiber diet of whole fresh foods works every time. Increases the speed and efficiency of the digestive system and helps the body rid itself of both normal internal and environmental toxins.
      Cleanses actually flush out the beneficial bacteria and enzymes in the digestive system.
      Search "gut flora" to learn about the beneficial bacteria we need in our colon.
      We have more beneficial bacteria in our digestive systems than all the cells in our bodies!
      The digestive system is one of the largest contributors to our immune system health.
      Spend your money in the produce department to speed your cleanse.
      Good luck and good health.

  50. QUESTION:
    What are the best brands to use for the master cleanse diet ?
    I plan on starting the first step, which is called it ease-in, on Monday. I am wondering if anyone has done the Master Cleanse, how successful they were, & their recommendations. Mainly, what brands of the cayenne pepper, syrup, & everything else, & where's the best place to get it all locally. I live in the metro area of Detroit, Michigan. Thanks!! >.<

    • ANSWER:
      You are really just looking at a painful and drawn out way to empty your entire digestive tract.
      The lemon detox/master cleanse diet you are referring to is a calorie deficit program.
      You will lose weight on this diet whether you are attempting weight loss or just trying to "cleanse". The average adult has eight meals in their digestive system. Five more than they should. By going on a deficit diet like this you can lose up to 10 pounds just by not eating. But it is only the weight of the food in your digestive system. Plus the weight of the lost glycogen stores, excess sodium and associated water. This can add up to 15-20 lbs depending on your build. So it does work but it does not change your size. Pour the soda out of a bottle and the shape of the bottle doesn't change does it? Once you start eating again you just replace all the missing food in the system.
      The signal these starvation diets send the body is that there is no more food available. The body immediately stores any fat it can and begins to convert muscle and even organ tissue first for fuel instead of the stored fat. Stored fat will be used as a last resort when needed. The complete opposite of what you are trying to accomplish. And sadly metabolism actually drops.
      There is no build up of bad plaque, toxins, or sludge in a normal, reasonably healthy system.
      If this was the case we would have people dying left and right from malnutrition since their small intestines couldn't absorb nutrients.
      The majority of the water from food and what we drink is reabsorbed through the colon, if our colons were clogged we would all be walking around looking like sponges right?
      Detoxing is ridding the system - liver, kidneys, and intestines of toxins both internal and environmental. Our liver and kidneys aren't clogged with toxins. Otherwise we would be dead. The liver does in fact get layered with fat if we become overweight.
      We "cleanse and detox" naturally 24 hours a day through respiration, sweat, liver, and kidneys.
      We can help by eating a healthy diet with minimal added sugar and salt. Lots of fresh fruit, vegetables, whole grain foods, beans, peas, and brown rice keep a system as healthy as it can be.
      Minimal alcohol, caffeine, soda.
      Read food labels. If you can't pronounce it, don't put it in your body.
      A healthy high fiber diet works every time.
      Increases the speed and efficiency of the digestive system and helps the body rid itself of both internal and environmental toxins.
      Cleanses actually flush out the beneficial bacteria and enzymes in the digestive system.
      Search "gut flora" to learn about the beneficial bacteria we need in our colon.
      We have more beneficial bacteria in our digestive systems than all the cells in our bodies!
      A healthy digestive system is one of the largest contributors to our immune system
      They don't tell you about the gas, cramping, and bloating you will experience when you start eating again and the body has to rebuild this bacteria population.
      Spend your money in the produce department.
      Good luck.


detoxing the liver

Hot To Detox Your Body

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    How can i cleanse and detox my body naturally?
    In the summer my parents buy hot dogs! All the time, mostly because they are easy to cook, and no one wants to slave over a hot stove in the summer heat. Anyway because of that i eat maybe three or more everyday!!!! And yesterday i just found out they were PROCESSED! Is there any way i can detox my body naturally?
    I heard that fasting for two days is one way but but idk

    P.S. I will NEVER eat hotdogs again!

    • ANSWER:
      You don't have to go & buy a colon cleanse/detox system - your body will get rid of excess waste all by itself. But you can help it along by eating lots of fiber-rich foods like whole-wheat carbohydrates and Fiber One Cereal (not too much, because that can cause constipation) and drinking lots of water! This will clean you out naturally and help you feel more refreshed :)

  2. QUESTION:
    How can I detox my body after recently quitting smoking?
    I just quit smoking a couple of days ago and want to detox my body to feel better. Any suggestion?

    • ANSWER:
      Wow....wtg! I know how hard that is as I did the same thing over 5 years ago but hey...this is about you! Stay with it and remember, you don't have to stop.....just stop starting!

      You body is going to go through some serious detoxing all on it's own so don't rush it but things you can do on your own are:

      -drink lots of lemon water
      -take vitamin C
      -start a good multivitamin (not that drug store crap)
      -exercise
      -sweat....be it a hot tub, sauna, anything that makes you sweat

      Those things alone are a great start. From there as you progress you can add many other great natural products that will help you to detox but be very careful not to rush it as you can actually create a detox crisis.....meaning, your body is trying to get rid of toxins faster than it's capable of and it can cause incredible stress on your liver, kidneys and lymphatic system so easy does it!

  3. QUESTION:
    What is the best way to detox my body?
    I am wanting to detox my body without spending alot of money. I would like to know the most safest and effective way of doing that. Thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      green tea and prunes... i know it sounds gross but it really works! or having lemon juice... hot water and squeeze lime in it too can help... but do it in the morning...

  4. QUESTION:
    What is a safe way to detox the body?
    So I would like to take 3-5 days to detox my body for health reasons. I've read many different methods to go about it. Some people say that fasting for a day is a healthy way for your body to work on the toxins that alcohol and processed food cause. Others say that is not healthy. Mainly I've heard just stick to fruits and veggies. Any suggestions? Has anyone done this before? I was told you should detox once a year.

    • ANSWER:
      Detoxing is good but not for too long. The best thing for detox is fruit and veg and you should also try brown rice.

      When you eat brown rice (plain and no garnishes), it literally acts like a sponge in your stomach and sucks up toxins and then you pass them out when you go to the toilet so it is an excellent way of not starving yourself on a detox. remember to drink plenty of water and hot water with a slice of lemon is excellent to start each day with too.

      Hope these tips help.

  5. QUESTION:
    Does anyone know a healthy way of detoxing the body? I want to detox before I start my workout rountine?
    I heard that if you detox your body, you can lose alot of weight, or at a least water weight. I want to cleanse my body first and get all the waste out before I start my new diet. But I don't want to try anything weird or expensive. Something simple and something that won't taste gross.

    • ANSWER:
      Keep it simple. Believe me I've tried quite a few.

      I tried a raw food diet- that was very effective but scary. I felt like a walking compost heap!(hehe). I also cut out tea and coffee. I was on a weird high for ages and had a bit of a headache. You don't realise the everyday gunk you put in your body that you simply don't need unless you detox.

      Anyway, on a more positive note, this is what I suggest.

      A detox is best done over a period of 48 hrs before beginning a sensible diet plan.

      I suggest small snack like meals of fruit and veg. Only fresh food and small portions.

      Breakfast- Banana and fruit smoothie, glass of water.

      mid morning- an orange or apple and a low cal nutrient bar. Glass of hot water with a slice of lemon.

      Lunch- tuna and salad and a low cal dressing- no bread or pots. A mug of good quality shop bought soup - the fresh variety with plenty of veg in it.

      Afternoon- a few raisins. A couple of pieces of 75%or more dark chocolate. Cup of tea with skimmed milk or coffee.

      Supper- Steamed chicken or lean meat with vegetable stir-fry.

      You get the idea. Try and eat mostly fruit and veg and drink loads of water. Keep it tasty and simple though.

  6. QUESTION:
    Why is lemon and hot water so good for you?
    I heard that drinking lemon and hot water was good for the body so I started
    to do it, I feel like it's affected my skin because it's gone clearer(i dont use
    acne products) and I heard it detoxes your body. True? False? Can drinking
    too much lemon juice mixed with hot water be bad cuz it's acidic?

    • ANSWER:
      I think it is a good "cure all" in winter for all those flues and coughs.
      No I don't think it would be bad for you.

  7. QUESTION:
    What is the easiest way to detox your body
    is there a quick and easy way for me to detox my body.

    • ANSWER:
      First, lighten up your toxin load. Eliminate alcohol, coffee, cigarettes, refined sugars and saturated fats, all of which act as toxins in the body and are obstacles to your healing process. Also, minimize use of chemical-based household cleaners and personal health care products (cleansers, shampoos, deodorants and toothpastes), and substitute natural alternatives.

      Another deterrent to good health is stress, which triggers your body to release stress hormones into your system. While these hormones can provide the "adrenaline rush" to win a race or meet a deadline, in large amounts they create toxins and slow down detoxification enzymes in the liver. So it's a good idea to detox stressful life situations along with detoxifying your body. Yoga and meditation are simple and effective ways to relieve stress by resetting your physical and mental reactions to the inevitable stress life will bring.

      Also
      1. Eat plenty of fiber, including brown rice and organically-grown fresh fruits and vegetables. Beets, radishes, artichokes, cabbage, broccoli, spirulina, chlorella, and seaweed are excellent detoxifying foods.

      2. Cleanse and protect the liver by taking herbs such as dandelion root, burdock and milk thistle, and drinking green tea.

      3. Take vitamin C, which helps the body produce glutathione, a liver compound that drives away toxins.

      4. Drink at least 2 quarts of water daily.

      5. Breathe deeply to allow oxygen to circulate more completely through your system.

      6. Transform stress by emphasizing positive emotions.

      7. Practice hydrotherapy by taking a very hot shower for five minutes, allowing the water to run on your back. Follow with cold water for 30 seconds. Do this three times, and then get into bed for 30 minutes.

      8. Sweat in a sauna so your body can eliminate wastes through perspiration.

      9. Dry-brush your skin or try detoxifying patches or detox foot spas / foot baths to remove toxins through your pores. Special brushes are available at natural products stores.

      10. What is the most important way to detoxify? "Exercise," says Bennett. "Yoga or jump-roping are good. One hour every day." Also try qigong, a martial-arts based exercise system that includes exercises specifically for detoxifying or cleansing, as well as many other exercises with specific health benefits.

  8. QUESTION:
    what are good organic foods for detoxing your body?
    I eat a 95% organic diet already, but I'm curious about which organics foods I should eat when I'm wanting to detox my body.

    • ANSWER:
      Detoxing, and getting rid of build up inside you is really easy if you fast correctly. Organic food is still just food. Your body loves being cleaned and fasting is a good way to do it, but only if you do it, right, maybe 24 hours at first. If you like how good you feel afterwards, try again next month.

      Just drink tea, water, hot broth, clear soups- ginger and fresh mint leaves clean you out very well- boil them up in a pan of water, and drink.

      Your body heals itself when you leave it alone a while. ONce there's food inside you, your body is at work. The more meat, cooked food, dairy and other hard to digest stuff you put in there, the harder your body has to work. Vegan food is better, and raw vegan is the best. But that's not for everyone, so I can recommend giving yourself a break if you can wrap your head around a day long fast. It's the one thing that really DOES clean your body out, and gets rid of toxins, poison in the build up.

  9. QUESTION:
    I need a good detox recipe that is also very safe any help?
    I want to start this year off right and my resolution is to loose weight and be healthy I want to start off with a cleanse and detox my body, I was thinking that maybe hot water, lemon juice, and honey would be good but I'm not sure. I want something that I can make at home that will work and that will be safe in my body. New year new start at life.

    • ANSWER:
      I will tell you that you should not detox to lose weight, but if you're just wanting to detox, fine.

      Fast.

      That's it. Just drink water. There's no better and faster way to cleanse your body than by allowing it to strip out all the junk on its own.

  10. QUESTION:
    How do I go about detoxing my body naturally?
    I would like to detox my body and fast!! How do I go about doing this? what foods, spicies, ect. should I eat and Drink and what foods, spicies,Drinks, ect. should I stay away from????

    • ANSWER:
      Water eat fresh foods, not canned or boiled. Steam or micro wave also try grilled, as to what types eat what you like and try some you've never eaten before. Also drink Green Tea hot not the stuff sold in a can but the kind you brew yourself. Also try different herbal teas many have cleansing properties. but as for the type check out you local Asian Tea room (shop). they have many kinds with info about what the tea is good for print next to it or the people working there know what the properties are and which ones will best help you to reach your goal.

  11. QUESTION:
    Does detoxing your body make you lose weight?
    Ok. So im trying to detox my body because i feel very unhealthy but does it make you lose weight? Its something that im not trying to do because im 5'7 and 110 pounds hence im under weight. Any suggestions?

    • ANSWER:
      No, it doesn't. you're 20-25 lbs underweight. Maybe you need a better
      diet. A good food plan would be:

      Breakfast: milk on cooked 9-grain cereal (buy it in bulk from health food store), mixed with cooked oatmeal and wheat bran. Add some nuts, raisins, craisins and berries. Drink hot Ovaltine.

      Lunch: Egg, tuna or turkey sandwich on whole grain bread with bean or alfalfa sprouts and yogurt w/fruit. If you had meat loaf for dinner, bring a meat loaf sandwich (NO mayo). On cold days, a squatty thermos of hot chili, split peas with ham or beef stew.

      Snacks: Fresh fruit (banana, orange, apple, kiwi, grapes, peach, nectarine,
      cherries, pineapple..) Protein powder shake with fruit and yogurt.

      Dinner: Big caesar salad with white meat chicken, tomatoes, olives, 3 kinds of lettuce, 2 kinds of shredded cabbage, shredded cheese, shredded or sliced carrots and zucchini, hard boiled eggs, brussels sprouts, broccoli, cauliflower, tofu, cottage cheese...
      Instead of salad dressing, squeeze 1/4 tomato over it or some lemon juice or mash some avocado with tomato juice.

      Or omelet: In blender, whip together eggs, tofu, cottage cheese, onions, garlic powder. Cook with mushrooms, chopped tomatoes. Top w/cheese.

      Foods to avoid: pastries, desserts, sugar, salty foods, syrup (even canned fruit in syrup), peanut butter, pork (wieners, chops, bacon), potatoes, white bread, rice, pasta, canned veggies, ice cream, oily foods, soda, coffee...And of course no tobacco or alcohol in any form. Both of those add wrinkles and destroy your organs. No oil except olive and mac nut.

      To detox and keep your skin clear, drink water. Veg. juice is good too. But not canned juice (too much sugar.)

      Join a gym; they have all the equipment there and staff to show you how to use it. Much cheaper than buying your own.
      If you lack energy to exercise, take Stress B vitamins.

  12. QUESTION:
    Detox body just by changing diet to get rid off acne?
    I read about liver flushes somewhere on the internet. By doing a step by step procedure with items like epsom salt, grape fruit, olive oil, etc, you can cleanse your body. I am very active in sports, so I can't fast. Can you cleanse your body just by eating clean foods (natural unrefined foods) ?

    • ANSWER:
      Those detox flushes will not cure acne, nor will changing your diet. Diet has been shown to have little or no effect on acne.

      Beware of using any products for acne unless they have been prescribed or recommended by your doctor. People make all kinds of suggestions about the best thing to do to cure acne. Some cures I’ve heard include putting oatmeal, honey, lemon juice, tea tree oil, cucumber, vinegar, milk of magnesia or toothpaste on your face. Practically every cosmetics company and company that makes personal care products makes something that is a “sure cure” for acne. If we think about this, and use some common sense, we have to come to the conclusion that there is no quick or easy cure for acne, because if there was it would be well known and doctors would be telling everyone about it.

      Numerous companies make a lot of money persuading people to buy products that at worst will make the acne worse, and at best may help some people a little. Often fewer products are better. People often make their acne much worse by using too many products. There really is no quick fix for acne. Don’t spend a lot of money on products just because their ads say that they will cure acne. Your doctor is the best person to ask for help, and he or she may recommend some prescription medication or non-prescription treatment that may be suitable for you..

      There are some very simple and basic things you can do that cost nothing. Keep your face or any other area affected by acne very clean. Any mild antibacterial soap will help with that. Rinse the area well to remove all soap residue. Drink plenty of water – it really does help to clear up acne. Eat a nutritious diet and get enough sleep. A healthy life style will make a difference. Try to reduce the stress in your life – stress contributes to acne, so also probably the more you worry about the acne and focus on it, the worse it will be.

      Probably the most useful and effective things you can do are to apply hot compresses to pustules and cysts and never to pick or squeeze pimples. Playing with or popping pimples, no matter how careful and clean you are, nearly always makes bumps stay redder and bumpier longer.

      Here are a few informative links with additional ideas about preventing and treating acne.

      http://www.medicinenet.com/acne/article.htm
      http://www.acne.com/cause_effects/causes_acne.php
      http://www.acnerecovery.com/acne-information/causes-of-acne.html

  13. QUESTION:
    can lemon squeezed into water with cayenne peeper work?
    I heard that drinking a glass of hot water with a half of lemon in it with a pinch of cayeene peper with help detox your body and help lose weight. Does anyone know about this if so does it work?

    • ANSWER:
      Yes, it does. The only thing is that you have to drink it for for ten days, and nothing else. This is called the master cleanse. But no, you don't have to heat up the mixture. I haven't tried, it, but I would research it if I were you. Hope I helped...

  14. QUESTION:
    What exercise can I do on 24 or 48 hour cleanse?
    I am trying to detox my body to jump start my new weightloss plan but before I start I want to know what exercise I can do while on either of the cleanses? I chose the Hollywood 24 hour cleanse and I also bought the 48 hour one for right before my goal date. I wanna know if I can do tredmill, eliptacle, stair climber and the cycling machine all at gym and maybe swim some laps.

    • ANSWER:
      Exercise is vital (if you hadn't already guessed that). Even on hot days during summer, you need to still challenge yourself and make time for it.
      More information and exercise tips are here which is very useful.
      http://exersize.yolasite.com/

  15. QUESTION:
    Any tips to make green tea actually taste nice?
    I hate green tea, but it's so good for you. I tried it on its own, with sugar (how I have most tea) and I also bought the one with added honey, but every time I try and make it taste better it still tastes disgusting! I have always drunk rooibos/red bush tea and I really like that, and that is also caffeine free, with lots of health benefits. Does anyone know either how to make that stuff taste better, or if rooibos is just as good anyways, or anything else that detoxes the body???

    • ANSWER:
      Maybe your not adding enough sugar then, because it always taste delicious if you add enough. Make sure it's cold tea though, because I find hot tea unappealing. Add more sugar, and some ice cubes and it should taste great.

  16. QUESTION:
    How long does it take to detox toxins from body?
    OK, you'll probably laugh at me, but I've recently taken up transcendental meditation and I have a goal of getting in good shape, cutting out the drink, the dope and the over-eating. I know it takes a steady life-change rather than quick blast, but if I give up all the crap: how long will it take for my body to be completely cleansed of all the drink/smoke/gack. five days? two weeks? a month?
    Thanks...

    • ANSWER:
      if you exercise as in Jogging/walking and taking hot baths at night you can minimize that Month to 2 weeks. Plus drinking a cup of green tea everyday (only organic green tea) Drinking un-organic green tea would just be a waste.

      ALSO, drink tons & TONS of water, you may pee alot during the day. But if you want those results a little bit faster you'll do it.

      but if you continue with what your doing now, then u should be good in about a month :)

  17. QUESTION:
    What natural detox body cleanser have you used that worked?
    I've heard eating apples for a day is a good cleanser. What have you used?

    • ANSWER:
      I have went on a 14 day fast where all I consumed were live foods. I made fruit juices and vegetable juices. For a lunch or evening meal I steamed vegetables. I drank lots of hot teas and lots of water with lemon, and cayenne pepper. My allergies went away, my skin began to clear up, and my disposition even became more sweet and calm.

  18. QUESTION:
    how long would it take to detox off of marijuana by drinking water?
    How long would it take to detox off of marijuana with water, can you detox jut by drinking water?

    • ANSWER:
      Marijuana contains a fat soluble, psychoactivesubstance called THC, which takes a much longer time to exit the body than other drugs. Water soluble drugs get eliminated in a few days or weeks, but marijuana’s active chemical THC can remain stored in fat cells for months.

      There are simple home remedies can provide quick relief from withdrawal symptoms and aid in the overall process of the detox treatment. Listed are some remedies that you can try at home:

      Hot baths to calm aggressive moods
      Increase the intake of water and clear liquids to aid in flushing out toxins
      Cranberry juice is known to have purifying properties
      High levels of exercise to increase sweating - This allows toxins to escape the body. Care should be taken to replenish some of the useful minerals that may get lost in the process by increasing the intake of melons, bananas, citrus fruits, green leafy vegetables and tomatoes. These fruits and vegetables are rich in potassium and other minerals and can replenish the system.
      Reduce intake of fat to improve the overall functioning of the digestive system - This ensures that the natural detoxification process can perform more efficiently.
      Reduce caffeine intake help with insomnia - A glass of warm milk at bedtime instead is a proven traditional sedative.
      Workouts and breathing exercises to fight depression and emotional upheavals

  19. QUESTION:
    What is a cleansing fast, and how do I do it safely without taking any medication?
    My friend and I have been eating way too much of the nasty/unhealthy things, and we decided that we wanted to cleanse our bodies/detox. And I need a good plan or something of that nature. We do not want to take any supplements, or something to help us along. Preferably longer than a week something that builds on itself. You know what I mean?

    Thanks

    • ANSWER:
      This is what I do and really works great.

      First off, stay away from meat, sea foods, cheese, milk, butter, white bread, rice and pasta. Instead eat plenty of raw vegetables such as celery, carrot, cucumber, broccoli, cauliflower, avocado, salad or any other favorite vegetables and salads that you love. For carb - eat whole wheat bread, brown rice, whole wheat pasta in moderation. For protein eat avocado and/or fresh beans that you prepare at home. This is how to do prepare the fresh beans. Soak the beans for two hours in water and then drain and boil it until tender. Add your favorite seasonings, tomato, garlic olive oil and cook it a few more minutes. With this method, you can do similar dishes from whole lentils, chick peas and etc...

      Drink apple cider vinegar mixed with water at least once a day. Drink hot tea made of just honey and lemon. Don't drink sodas, juice etc... Just drink purified warm water if you can. That certainly washes all the toxins out of your body. Iced cold water will not do that. It just makes everything stagnant in your body, which makes it stay longer. Go for warm water, trust me, you will love it once you get use to drinking it. I don't eat breakfast before I drink a purified hot water. A great remedy for constipation too. You will feel the hot water cleanse your body for good.

  20. QUESTION:
    what is the best way to detox?
    I have to go back to school soon and i play golf for a college. anyway, we have to start running again and i just want to get the crap out of my body. simple detox remedies? something i can do at home... no money involved sort of thing! please! please! thanks!!

    • ANSWER:
      The main thing about detoxing is to eat only natural foods (Such as vegies, fruit and nuts etc.)

      This means no processed foods, bread, cereals and meats. You are also not to smoke for the duration of the detox. (Even better give up completely)

      You need to cut out all alcohol, softdrink, juices, tea and coffee. (You can drink green tea though).
      There are many different detox programs you can follow, 2 days, 4 days, 1 week, 2 weeks. The easiest to do is the 2 day detox.

      You may find you get a headache during the detox as your body is eliminating toxins. You shouldn't really have any panadol or asprin (But if you really need it...?) It is relaxing to have a epson salt bath, but make sure the water is not too hot or you will feel faint.

      * You should use a loafah everyday before a shower/bath using circular motions towards your heart.
      * Drink lots of water - Carry a bottle of water and sip throughout the day.
      * Start the morning with a lemon wedge/slice in a glass of warm water (It helps kickstart your liver)
      * Only do exercises such as yoga, pilates or a gentle walk.

      * Eat heaps of vegies (As fruit does have added sugar)
      * Make up a vegie soup using only fresh vegies and water. (Drink it when you feel hungry)
      * Boiled or steamed "brown" rice with vegies is a filling meal (Though I find not very tasty... but I can handle it for a few days)

      A good juice recipe is:-
      4 Green Apples
      1 Carrot
      Fresh Ginger to taste

      If you have any medical problems, see a doctor before hand as it can be a shock to your body to detox and you may need proper supervision while undergoing a detox.

  21. QUESTION:
    How do I reverse the effects of carcinogens?
    I used to eat flamin' hot cheetos a lot, but I just realized the food coloring is a carcinogen, so I will not eat them again. I already ate a lot of flamin' hot cheetos, so I do I reverse the effects, or at least make it like I never ate them?

    • ANSWER:
      Don't worry too much your system is very good at purging out the toxins like the red food dye. Good for you for figuring this out and stopping the bad eating habit. A really good way to detox your body is to drink lots of distilled water as this is "hungry water " and will pull out toxins as well as good things so you will want to take a good multi-vitamin along with. Also many good detox teas at your local health food store or co-op. Good Luck on your change in eating!

  22. QUESTION:
    What are the keys to an at home body detox?
    I'm looking for a detox program to jump start a new, healthy lifestyle. I want a program that is going to rid my body of toxins.

    • ANSWER:
      Well your definition of detox sounds like you want to sweat it all out.hehe. but really the best way to jumpstart a diet and a healthy life is colon cleansing, its awesome. Your colon can hold up to 10-20 pounds of gunk that can cause infection and constipation. im doing one right now, im on my last day.. this is my 5 colon cleanse since last year and i think they are great. But its really hard and you have to endure that the poundage you lose is mostly water weight so if you dont keep up your diet youll gain your water back and then some. So it starts off at night on any random day, drink 120z of water and a magnesium citrate bottle (green bottles) its a saline laxative. Then for three days after that night you must not consume ANY solid food. You shouldnt eat much for that matter because you are trying to break up your caked up fecal matter. Anywho you will poo like crazy the first day. The best thing to drink other than water (stay hydrated) is hot vegetable broth, and gatorade. Each night take a bottle of Mag Cit and water. Its awesome

  23. QUESTION:
    How effective is the DETOX drink to pass a drug test?
    I smoked weed last friday and last wednesday but the time before that was January 30th. Im getting drug tested either today or tomorrow and i drank the DETOX about 4 hours ago. I've also been trying to drink a lot of water.. Will i pass??

    • ANSWER:
      NO
      they do not work. I have tried several kinds even one that was 100.00 from GNC, and I have had many friends try them. They DONT work. I have always followed the instructions to the t and no luck.
      Your best bet is DEFINITELY to purchase fake urine or use a friend's childs urine or one of your parents. It needs to be contained in something clean , possibly a syringe with no needle in the end and with something to completely make it leak proof. I have used this and put it inside a zip lock bag and hidden it in the seat of my pants.
      You will DEFINITELY need something to make the urine at LEAST 96 degrees. It wont register if it is much lower than this, and they know it isnt yours. "Glove warmers" are sold for about .00 at walmart in the sporting goods area, they are inserted into a hunters gloves when it is very cold outside. You need to wrap them around the contained urine for a couple hours before the test, wrap the whole thing in a washcloth or something so it doesnt get too hot against your skin. You also will need to bring a thermometer so that you can make sure the urine is your body temp. If it is too hot, just wait a couple minutes until it has cooled down in the cup.

      *edit* if you use someone else's, you need to find out exactly what medicine they have taken in the past couple of weeks such as birth control, ibuprofen, psych meds, etc.

  24. QUESTION:
    How to pass a drug test for marijuana and how long will it be until its out of my system?
    I have recently got caught with weed. I am a occasional smoke. I smoke maybe 2 times a week. I have 2 weeks and 3 days until my drug test and court. I have seen that its helpful to drink 8+ cups of water a day. To exercise about a hour and make sure I burn body fat. How long will it take in order for me to pass the drug test?

    • ANSWER:
      The only way to truly rid your body of THC metabolites is to discontinue use and give your body time to metabolize the fat cells where THC is stored.

      Stop smoking now! If you exercise every day you definitely have a shot at passing this thing naturally. Just stop exercising a two or three days before the test and eat big to go from fat burning mode to fat storing mode. If you burn too much fat floods your urine with THC metabolites. So est day, you don't want that. You can dilute to high heaven and you'll still pop hot.

      Drinking a bunch of water everyday will clean out your urine system currently. But it won't get THC from your fat cells. This is why detox drinks always work for a few hours. That's essentially what you are doing. You're flushing the detectable thc metabolites in your urine, but as time goes on they'll simply release back into your system.

      Good news is: drinking a lot of water will increase your metabolism.

  25. QUESTION:
    What is the easiest way to detox myself of sugary foods/goodies?
    Alright, so I been consuming a lot of sugar lately. With the holidays, I started eating more sugary sweets as that's the only time people gather a bunch of them in my house. I don't normally eat sugary foods that much. But this whole week has been swiss mix after swiss mix and brownie after brownie.

    Well most of it's gone now, thank god, because I'm an addict for sugar. Problem is now I am feeling "cut short" (Like I'm craving a desert) at some meals. I am not satisfied until I fulfilled my sugar carving. This is not good. Anyway I can detox myself. I can go cold turkey. This will work, but I'm afraid I just will break on something. I'm thinking starting a slow, but steady recovery program. Maybe start by adding honey to tea, but removing hot chocolate from my day. And then gradually removing the honey from tea and replace it with a cup of berries.

    Good plan or no? Anyone got better ideas?

    • ANSWER:
      Drink LOTS of water, you need water to clear ur throat out of those sugar and prevent sore throats! And drink pure tea. Like those out of tea bags, you can try peppermint tea, or earl grey or green tea. Get a tea bag and soak it in hot water, and sip it down slowly. It'll wash down any oil. And it also helps in digestion :) Dont take honey with tea. honey is sweet too, and its heaty.
      take more fruits too! it'll neutralise all the sugar u have in ur body.

  26. QUESTION:
    Are there health benefits for a teenager to take Niacin?
    Someone told me that it helped with feelings of well-being and to detox your system from drugs and pollutants. I've never taken hard drugs, but I had 8 cycles of chemotherapy in the past year. And I don't think I'm clinically depressed, but I fall into emotional valleys sometimes, and I can be moody and overly emotional.

    I'm almost 18. Will it help young people, or is mainly for seniors wanting help with cholesterol or whatever?

    • ANSWER:
      Congrats on getting through one of the toughest things that can be thrown at a person.

      There really isn't a reason for you to take niacin above the level of multivitamins.
      It doesn't "detox" a darned thing (that menopause like "hot flash" is actually a sign you have taken to much for your body) - - and there isn't a single study to comfirm it effects mood either....

  27. QUESTION:
    Can Epsom Salt work for my face such as dark spots? Also can i drink it to cleanse my body?
    I heard that i can drink it and it really does a thoro job of cleansing your body. I need something like that. Also drinking hot water in the morning can also work. But do i have to mix something like a facial exfoliator with the Epsom salt to get it to clear my face? Does it even work for that? Also can i drink it to clean my body because my insides really need to be thoroughly cleaned out?

    • ANSWER:
      Epson Salt Industry Counsil:
      http://www.epsomsaltcouncil.org/

      13 Ways to Use Epson Salt
      http://www.care2.com/greenliving/use-epsom-salts-13-wonderful-ways.html

      I think the links may lead you in the right direction. I see ES used for facials, but not precisely for dark spots. And yes, ES has been used as a detox for years. Both as a laxitvie and as a bath water/soaking additvie.

      Here's another site for skin care
      http://completeskincaretherapy.com/

  28. QUESTION:
    The fastest way to detox thc and hot Lon would it take to detox if you don't smoke that much?
    I only smoke here and there Bo more then once a day everyother week and some day a couple times a day. Would that change the detox time?

    • ANSWER:
      I don't know what hot Lon means so this is just about THC. It is probably the same if it is some chemical but it might have a much shorter half life. THC stays in the body much longer than most drugs.

      THC is soluble in fat. The metabolites are soluble in water and after they are metabolized they enter the blood stream and are removed by the kidneys in about an hour more or less. THC is stored in fat tissue and has a half life from about 1.5 to 6 days. It varies by person and there isn't much you can do about it. Half of what is in your body gets added to the blood every half life. That is what is detectible in the urine. You could dilute that by drinking a lot of water before a drug screen. That doesn't change the amount that is being constantly released into the blood. Detoxing is an inappropriate use of the term since it isn't toxic in doses that people could normally take.

  29. QUESTION:
    What is the slimming tea that Victoria Beckham drinks?
    I've read in a womans magazine that a chinese herbal tea is good for helping you slim down as well as detoxing your body, the only thing is i can't remember the name of it or where i can buy it from. So if anyone can help i would appreciate it. I live in the UK so if i can buy it from a hebal shop please let me know. Thanks

    • ANSWER:
      After seeing recent pictures of Posh Spice, I think that whatever she's been taking is not good as she's anorexic looking. Seriously, she used to be pretty hot in her Spice Girls days but now she's a farking skeleton.

      Now as for the entire "detox" thing, your body does a good job of detoxifying itself regardless of what hippies and new agers tell you. So unless you're living in a mine filled with heavy metals and you're taking in twice the amount a day that people should be taking in a year, you don't need detoxing.

  30. QUESTION:
    can I substitute something else for the cayenne pepper in the detox diet drink?
    I want to try the Cayenne pepper, lemon, and syrup diet detox drink but I cannot handle anything that's even near to being closely remotely hot. Therefore, can I substitute the cayenne pepper out for something else and still get the same benefits from the drink?? Help please!

    • ANSWER:
      The master cleanse or lemon detox diet you are referring to is a calorie deficit program.
      You WILL lose weight on this diet. But understand, the only weight you will lose is emptying the digestive system of several days worth of food. Depending on how healthy or unhealthy you are this can add up to 10 pounds or more. Little if any of it will be body fat weight. You will not change your size!
      The signal these starvation diets send the body is that there is no more food available.
      The body immediately stores any fat it can and begins to burn muscle mass for fuel instead of the stored fat (metabolism). Stored fat will be used as a last resort when needed.
      When you start eating again the body immediately stores any food as fat because it doesn't know when the next famine is coming. You really don't detox since a substantial portion of the toxins in the body are stored in fat cells. So if you don't lose the fat, you don't lose the toxins.
      The complete opposite of what you are trying to accomplish.
      There is no build up of bad plaque, toxins, or sludge in a normal, reasonably healthy system.
      If this was the case we would have people dying left and right from malnutrition since their small intestines couldn't absorb nutrients.
      The majority of the water from food and what we drink is reabsorbed through the colon, if our colons were clogged we would all be walking around looking like sponges right?
      Detoxing is ridding the system - liver, kidneys, and intestines of toxins both internal and environmental. Additionally, many toxins are stored in our fat cells so in order to truly "detox", you need to lose excess body fat as well. Our liver and kidneys aren't clogged with toxins. Otherwise we would be dead.
      The liver does in fact get layered with fat when we become overweight.
      We "cleanse and detox" naturally 24 hours a day through respiration, sweat, liver, and kidneys.
      We can help by eating a healthy diet with minimal added sugar and salt. Lots of fresh fruit, vegetables, whole grain foods, beans, peas, and brown rice keep a system as healthy as it can be.
      Minimal alcohol, caffeine, soda.
      Read food labels. If you can't pronounce it, don't put it in your body.
      A healthy high fiber diet works every time.
      Increases the speed and efficiency of the digestive system and helps the body rid itself of both internal and environmental toxins.
      Cleanses actually flush out the beneficial bacteria and enzymes in the digestive system.
      Search gut flora to learn about the beneficial bacteria we need in our colon.
      We have more beneficial bacteria in our digestive systems than all the cells in our bodies!
      Did you know the digestive system is one of the largest contributors to our immune system?
      They don't tell you about the gas, cramping, and bloating you will experience when you start eating again and the body has to rebuild this bacteria population.
      Spend your money in the produce department.
      Good luck.

  31. QUESTION:
    How can i pass a urine drug test?
    I stopped smoking on the 3rd of july, it's now the 25th and I need to take my test on the 28th of july. I need to know what I can drink and add to my diet since detox drinks are out of the question and im broke. So I really need your help please.

    • ANSWER:
      Get a sample from a clean person, put it in a zip lock bag and refrigerate no more than 2 days, then throw it away. Before the test get the urine hot by putting it in the microwave then place the zip lock bag in your underware tightly against your body to hold the warmth. The nurse will check the temperature on the sample specimen. Do no use all of your sample because they might throw the first away so keep some for reserve. This works every time!!!!!!!!!!!

  32. QUESTION:
    how do I completly clean my body from toxins?
    So I went to the state fair last year and I tried one of those machines where you put your feet in a tub and it pulls the toxins from your body through your feet. I was a sceptic at first but when I did it with just clean tap water the water turned the color of motor oil it was gross. I want to clean my body of these toxins cuz I felt amazing after. I wanted to buy one but it was 1200 bucks any advise maybe a diet or something?

    • ANSWER:
      plenty of water
      plenty of fruit
      vitamins
      steam room, sweat room, sauna= sweat impurities from the skin out
      detoxing bubble bath
      exercise

      i was talking to a woman today who said that hot water and lemon or lime juice is a brilliant detox....i tried some tonight and it certainly leaves a twang in your mouth! refreshing!

      =]

  33. QUESTION:
    How to cleanse my digestive system?
    I am 19 year old, deaf (so hate seeing doctor as I cant talk to him without interpretor) and have 2 bowel movement a week which I think bad.

    I know the reason and this because I eat all refined stuff and never eat fruit or vegetable and always just white bread.

    I eating fruit and vegetable now everyday for two weeks and having bowel movement once per day which is improvement.

    But how can I totally detox my digestive system and become healthy so I don't get bowel cancer?
    I also eating Yoghurt so I get bacteria in intestine.

    • ANSWER:
      Drinking Water:
      Drinking Water is instrumental in detoxification. Water flushes toxins and waste from the body and transports nutrients to where they are needed. Try to drink eight to ten glasses of pure water a day.

      Baths and Saunas
      Water is also useful externally: baths and saunas can help detoxification. Hot water increases blood flow and capillary action near the surface of the skin, causing faster release of toxins. The heat also increases sweating and opens up pores. However, you should make sure that the water in which you bathe is pure. You should also be careful because the hot water and detoxification effect could cause dizziness; if so, don’t try to get up. Many health practitioners recommend having someone in the house when you take a detoxification bath. There are a number of substances you can add to your bath to help the detoxification process.

      Eating a Healthy Diet
      Eating a healthy diet ensures that you get proper nutrition and also helps the cleansing process. Fresh, raw foods and grains ensure that you get the enzymes necessary to adequately digest your food. Avoid foods that contain additives or are nutritionally bankrupt. Avoid sugar, salt, saturated fats, caffeine, nicotine, and alcohol. Avoid meat, as animal protein puts a tremendous strain on the digestive system. You should also eat yogurt, as this helps maintain a proper bacterial balance.

      Exercise
      Exercising stimulates body systems so that metabolic efficiency is stepped up. This, of course, includes the systems that are integral to cleansing, such as the digestive system. It also strengthens the body and the mind.

      Stress Management
      Practicing stress management is important because stress affects us physically. It weakens the immune system and robs the body of important nutrients. Stress hinders digestion and the cleansing process.

      Herbs, Fiber & Supplements
      Using herbs, fiber, and supplements can be very important to a cleansing program. Many herbs facilitate the cleansing program and contribute important vitamins and minerals. Fiber "sweeps" the digestive tract clean and quickens the transit time of waste elimination. It absorbs toxins and escorts them out of the body. A probiotic supplement helps balance the good and bad bacteria in the digestive tract.

      Fasting
      Fasting has been used for centuries to cleanse the body. However, fasting can be harmful and should only be done under the supervision of a health practitioner.
      Enemas & Colonic Irrigation
      Using enemas and colonic irrigation helps flush toxins out of the colon. Enemas can be self-administered, but colonics should be done under the supervision of a health practitioner.

      Preventing toxins from building up in the future should be ongoing. This is easily done by drinking pure water, eating a plant-based diet, exercising, and practicing stress management. Avoid environmental toxins as much as you can. Wear protective clothing or a mask when working with household or workplace toxins.

  34. QUESTION:
    a data point from an ayurvedic health spa states that its beneficial to drink hot water .. anybody agree?
    they stated that the spring is the proper tim to cleanse or detox the body and that drinking approximately 6 glasses of hot water / day will help the body cleanse. does anyone have any 1st hand experience with this ???

    • ANSWER:
      Well, they aren't wrong.... but it's a bit mis-leading, too.
      Yes, water does help to cleanse and detox, although I'm surprised they say only 6 glasses daily... unless it's 6 extra glasses a day. However, your body doesn't distinguish between hot and cold because the temperature will equalize in your body to about 98 degrees either way.
      I've heard some people say that cold water shocks your system, which is possible for a few seconds while it warms up... but that wouldn't have any impact on detox because that would happen well after that.

  35. QUESTION:
    How can alcohol withdrawal symptoms be eased?
    I am reducing my alcohol intake gradually because I can't take of from work for detox. For the past few days I have had minor shakes of the hands. But I have also felt like I have a fever. I feel very hot and sweat quite a bit. Also, I can only sleep about 3 hours per night. Can anyone tell me how to ease these symptoms?

    • ANSWER:
      go jogging, do some boxing, find a punching bag, your hands are shaking because the toxins are running through your body. A cleanse is always helpful but that itself is hard too!
      Take up a new hobby, when I stopped smoking I started dragon boating with the local team... made new friends, and I got to work out too.

  36. QUESTION:
    Can hot yoga really help with weight loss?
    I've recently tried hot yoga and it was awesome. However, out of curiosity, how does it benefit me? Can it somewhat help with weight loss? Anyone have any experiences? Thanks! :-)

    • ANSWER:
      The other answers sounded like they were selling something. Anyways, yes ant yoga certainly does help you loose weight. Especially hot yoga since it is not only intense but will help you loose water weight and detox the body. Personally, I would try a few regular yoga classes first since hot yoga can be intense. But if your in good shape, I say go for it.
      Me I had a hard time taking the last 15lbs off after i gained 45 when i became disabled. Yoga, an occasional run (more like fast walk) on the treadmill, weight watchers and getting off white bread and sugar helped take it right off. Take care.

  37. QUESTION:
    I want to start drinking hot lemon water for detox purposes.?
    Question: I cannot afford to buy fresh lemons all the time. Will I still receive health benefits by using lemon juice from concentrate? Thanks for your responses.

    • ANSWER:
      It won't be quite as good, but will still have the acidic qualities that will help clean you out. Try drinking a bit in the morning first thing, it's just excellent at clearing your head and respiratory system. I'm actually drinking some right now : ), no joke, from concentrate.

      Let me share with you a great detox plan that's done me a world of good. It's also the base to a great life time diet.

      You should do some good excersize, that allways helps attitude, some weight lifting and cardio to get endorphins flowing. They are a great natural mood lifter, and a healthy way to lose fat, and gain good weight in bone and muscle, that will aid in your over all health.

      Clean out your system and get your bacteria balance in good shape in your gut. This means cleaning out with no meat for a month and no processed food of any kind including sweeteners but you can use some honey, no dairy except lots of yogurt (without sugar). Lot of fruits and veggys, use soy products in place of meat, and don't eat anything but fruit or fruit juice between rising and noon, or within 3 hours of going to bed. Don't eat any bread with yeast or any stripped grains like white rice or white wheat products, sour dough is good, yeast is harmful to your system. Brown rice is great and a good staple food, used with oilive oil and real salt, no salt with decaking agents, get real salt (a brand name) from a health food store. Don't eat anything very spicey, especially hot spices which harm bacteria in your gut, which we are trying to develop. Drink a glass of very warm water every waking hour. Wake with a glass of water and lemon juice. Get a good vitamin, the best I know is spectro by solor ray. use flax oil in the yogurt, take alphalfa pills unless you have thin blood issues or expecially if you are on blood thinners. Take kelp pills too. Get actual dung quai root from a health food store, no capsules, the root, and take a quarter sized chunk of that 3 or 4 times a day by putting it in your mouth and sucking on it until it's really soft then chewing and swallowing, it will give you a real rush at first, but it's cleaning out your blood and it's really good. You will get flu like symptoms, which is toxins being released from your tissues and colon and being purged from your body, it's a good thing but it doesn't feel good, it should last a few days, starting a few days after you start this.

  38. QUESTION:
    How can I get a killer hot body?
    I need a fast, cheap way to lose ALOT of weight and tone by body

    • ANSWER:
      -go on a fruit and vegetable only detox diet until your super skinny
      -while on the diet constantly do sit ups, crunches
      -run run run
      -jump rope for 10 minutes straight every day
      -stay motivated by watching into the blue, the jessica alba movie (she has a killer hot body!!)
      -drink an insane amount of water daily to pull all the toxins and fat out of your body
      -once you get skinny and toned...use fake tanner all over your body, it instantly makes your body look more toned, defined...and HOT.(if your already tan then you can obviously skip this)
      good luck!! :)

  39. QUESTION:
    How much Niacin should I take for a niacin flush?
    I'm a female, approximately 170 lbs, and this would be my first detox. I heard that u need to up the dosage after a certain amount of time. Why are the dosages increased, because the body is getting immune, or because there are less toxins?

    • ANSWER:
      Unfortunately, that will entirely depend on your body chemistry more than your body size and sex, so it's virtually impossible for us to say.
      However, you don't need to actually feel the flush to get the benefits from Niacin (depending on the form of it you use). If you really want to feel the flush, you could just jump at a 500 mg dose of Niacin (a standard dose of straight Niacin, not Niacinamide), but it might also be too much of a flush for you. I've talked to someone who had too much of an effect that told me he got so hot that he had to jump into the shower and turn on the cold water.... while he still had his clothes on.
      If you want to play it on the safe side, I would suggest getting a 100 mg dose of Niacin to try it out... you could try 1 pill to see how your body responds, and you can always take more than 1 pill of it.

  40. QUESTION:
    Do peoples bodies detox when they stop smoking marijuana?
    I have been stoned almost everyday for the last three years and smoked on and off for about 5 years before this. I have decided to quit smoking pot, and i havent gotten stoned i two full days. but i dont feel so hot, icky taste, cold sweats, sick to my stomach, the runs, and i am so scatter-brained.

    • ANSWER:
      It is not physically addictive, so this may all be in your head.I have smoked for 31 yrs. daily, and go through dry periods,I have never gotten sick nor craved it.Your body does detox but not in the way you are mentioning opiates, would give you this type of detox . Your body clears out from pot just as a cigarette would making your body adjusting hormones from all the chemicals . Make sure you don't have one of those nasty bugs going around right now.

  41. QUESTION:
    Is there a safe at home detox for someone addicted to presription drugs?
    I know someone who has been addicted to pain meds for years and has no health insurance. How can he get clean safely?

    • ANSWER:
      there are no absolute answers to your question, it can be both safe and unsafe. however many "treatment facilities" actually don't do much to detox you other than supportive care. If your detoxing narcotics at home  you need to monitor blood pressure to be sure it doesn't get too high.Mostly you would be physically very miserable, so treat the symptoms. take asprin or tylenol to help regulate body temp. as chills/'sweats are an issue. use immodium for diheria, hot tubs for muscle cramps. keep fluid intake up to combat dehydration. the only meds you absolutley have to have medical care for as the detox can be fatal is heroin and alcohol.Sometimes short of in patient treatment the best thing to do is come clean with one of the docs who wrote scripts, yes you ( by you I mean anyone) took them but they wrote them. they should at least offer you blood pressure meds , some of which do have a calming affect, chlonodine is common, anti dihhereals perhaps muscle relaxers or sleep aids. ( don't use over the counter sleep aids they'll just make it worse) If somenoe can keep the narcotics for him'her you can tapper them down to some degree. for example go from 20  Day to 10 for severaldays then 8 , 6, 4 for a week or more then 2 -0. thats hard too.ultram a non-narcotic pain med can really help, it fills some of the same brain receptors and can eleviate or eliminate lots of the suffering, eventually you'll have to tapper those as well.get a good support group like N.A. and God help you. It can be done you only have to do it once.

  42. QUESTION:
    Is taking a cold shower healthier than a hot shower?
    Ive been reading about the Detox Bath where you can use cold watertherapy and such. Does a cold shower give you benefits by stimulating blood flow and stuff like that?

    • ANSWER:
      Hydrotherapy is helpful for many things and used in many ways.

      Both hot and cold water and showers and compresses etc are good.

      Why alternating hot and cold is good for organs or injuries is the opposing effects of each temperature on the body.

      When the cold is applied in a shower the skin turns whiter which is because the blood is being driven deeper into the body. Then when switched to hot the skin turns red indicating that the blood is coming to the surface.

      The effect of this is increasing circulation as the blood moves back and forth..this helps it to get tot he various organs better so it can bring oxygen and nutrients and remove wastes.

      Benedict Lust in the 18th century had all kinds of healings. He used to fasting and long hydrotherapy and then had them sit naked in the snow and this had the effect of healing them.
      (more on this below)

      this is part of the save your life manual and the excerpt is taken from the link below..for the chapter on using hydrotherapy to heal, see pages # 53 to #70.

      http://www.slideshare.net/guest92cdac/save-your-life-manual-abby9smtagged

      As I said, Dr Ricahrd schulze used hydrotherapy to heal the incurables as part of his program and here are some intesting comments form his save your life manual for the part talking aboutt water scroll down to #53 to #70

      http://www.slideshare.net/guest92cdac/save-your-life-manual-abby9smtagged

      here is an excerpt see the link those numbers for the rest (and other healing info)

      "Ancient documents showed that all kinds of life-and-death disorders were cured by hot and cold water therapy—but healers in the U.S. refuse to use it.

      INTERVIEWER: Not even using the rest of your program?

      SCHULZE: That's right. Not even using the rest of my program. I think if I picked one therapy above all others, it would be hydrotherapy. Benedict Lust was one of the greatest natural healers of the 1800's. He had a blood-washing method where you stayed in the shower for 8 hours while you took detoxing herbs. And he had dramatic healings. But today, I can't get someone to stay in the shower for 8 minutes in this country; and back then, it was 8 hours with waters of various temperatures pounding on you.

      In England, the whole town of Malvern was built on hydro­ therapy. They had a bucket that would be 30 feet in the air and the pressure of that water would come tumbling down and hit you right on the top of the head. They didn't have pressure hoses in those days, so they had to do that. But they were famous for curing incurables. For example, they healed people with mental disorders; these patients couldn't even think straight. They also cured people with brain tumors — just by increasing blood flow with these water treatments.

      INTERVIEWER: And they cured cancer? Are you sure?

      SCHULZE: Absolutely. I know, because I've used these treatments to cure cancer in my own patients. And then these old people gave hot herbal packs and things like that. I traveled to where they did this and got the old antique herbal books, and this is the kind of therapies they did.

      INTERVIEWER: But if you tell people about this, what do they say: "Those are fairy tales from the old days?"

      SCHULZE: Either that it's fairy tales, or that it's a bit radical. But to these ancient people, death was radical. What's amazing is that when I started Hydrotherapy: Using Water to Cure

      68. The Save Your Life Collection practicing, the only information I could get on this was in the ancient books, because there was nobody writing about it — even today. Healers like Christopher and Jensen talked about it, but they didn't get into it heavily in their writings. All of the good stuff came from the old days. I'll tell you, in these clinics in Arkansas, they let me take a tour of the building that they didn't use anymore. Unbelievable. Granite and marble stands with valves which looked like fire hoses with nozzles on them. Up against the wall were things that you could hold onto. They would even strap you in because the pressure of the water was so strong. It would dent your skin. I let them turn it on for me and it was unbelievable and it dented my skin an inch and a half.

  43. QUESTION:
    I want to detox my body so I can speed up my metabolism, how long should it take before I notice a difference?
    I asked how to detox and was told to eat fruit and I'm wondering is this all I eat and how long do I do this?

    • ANSWER:
      o here are your 5 easy natural detox tips
      Eat cherries and strawberries
      These foods are rich in ellagic acid a nutrient that helps mop up free radicals and help combat pollutants such as alcohol and as a by product they boost brain power.
      You can also add raspberries an alternative to the above 2 choices.
      Eat Grapes
      These are rich in flavinols, which help your arteries work to their maximum and make blood run smoothly and quickly around the body.
      Eat citrus fruits such as berries
      These foods are rich in vitamins C & E, which will help cleanse and detoxify the liver making it work more efficiently.
      Prunes & Fibre
      Eat prunes as they will naturally cleanse the colon stimulating the gut and help expel waste quicker, you should also up your intake of fibre as well to cleanse the colon further.
      Apricots
      If you are smoker this food is particularly useful, apricots are rich in beta-carotene and vitamin C which helps repair smoke damage to the lungs.
      Cranberries or juice
      Contains proanthocyanidin which are antitoxants that will help cleanse and flush out the kidneys.
      You can also add a couple of supplements if you wish top the above list to help detoxify further. Alfalfa and milk thistle are good choices. The first acts as a general cleanser and the second as a cleanser for the liver.
      Your organ will be working more efficiently with above foods and this will help you get rid of weight faster as your kidneys and liver in particular will work more smoothly.
      Now here are 5 tips to lose weight fast
      5 Easy weight loss tips
      Drink Iced Water
      Two litres a day minimum. Water has to be iced as the body will burn 100 calories just heating the water to normal body temperature. Also hunger pangs are very often thirst pangs, so this will help you stop over eating.
      Add lemon to flavour if you wish and gain the added benefit of cleansing your liver at the same time.
      Water also helps your body metabolize stored fat by helping the kidneys flush waste quicker. When you don't drink enough water the liver needs to help the kidneys perform this function. When the liver has to help the kidneys its normal function of providing stored fat for energy is slowed down.
      Green tea
      Drink 5 cups a day. Research shows this can burn a massive 80 calories a day! It is believed the antioxidant catechins in green tea boost the metabolism and help burn fat.
      Chilli sauce & mustard
      These foods increase your calorie burning capacity by between 5 - 10% for up to 2 hours after eating. This is because they contain capsaicin which speeds the metabolism, so if you enjoy hot food your in luck!
      Low fat diary foods
      Can increase fat burning in the abdominal area. Why? Because these foods are rich in calcium which encourages the release of fat from fat cells and also reduces the amount of fat absorbed.
      Eat Fibre
      Eating fiber foods to help keep things moving through your bowel as stated above and makes you feel full.
      The average person can lose 9-10 pounds in one year just from doubling their fiber intake aim for 25grams per day ( the average for most adults is just 8grams ) fiber rich foods include strawberries, apples, brown rice, chick peas, potatoes ( with skins ) and brown rice.

  44. QUESTION:
    Does refrigerating real green tea kill all of the detoxing components?
    I used to smoke a lot of pot, but I'm basically starting my life over, changing my diet, working out and I'm trying to detox Not only am I trying to detox, but I looooove me some green tea, but now that it's hot, I want iced tea! If I steep my tea, then refrigerate it, will it kill everything in it that makes it a detoxing drink?

    Thanks in advance!

    • ANSWER:
      First of all, I agree with other posters that the "detox" thing is more hype than reality. Why? Your body detoxes itself naturally through your liver and kidneys and other natural systems in your body. You can speed this process only by one way--by keeping your body in a state of balance. Drinking green tea in moderation may help keep your body in balance, but it's not going to produce a dramatic effect in terms of helping you get marijuana or other substances out of your system.

      Green tea, however, does have some health benefits, and in fact, other types of tea (including regular black tea) do as well. I maintain a page which summarizes these benefits and discusses the different types of tea as well: http://ratetea.net/topic/health-benefits-of-tea/8/

      Now, about icing / refrigerating tea and its health benefits. There is no evidence that refrigerating tea is harmful at all. However, TIME does cause the antioxidants in tea to break down, starting when it is brewed. So, you want to drink tea closely after it is brewed (i.e. within a day or two, ideally). But, tea will actually stay fresh better if it is refrigerated. I recommend drinking your tea immediately if it's hot, and if you make iced tea, drinking it within a day or two of chilling it. This is why you want to only drink fresh-steeped tea and avoid bottled tea, I have a page explaining this too: http://ratetea.net/topic/bottled-tea/4/

      Good luck! It is good that you want to be more healthy. Tea can be a good part of a healthy lifestyle and diet. However, it is no magic bullet and it is really more of a drink than a medicine. It's just a healthy drink, nothing more, nothing less.

  45. QUESTION:
    I want to do these types of things for a job. What is the term... ?
    What is the technical term for someone who performs these services? Is it a massage therapist?

    -facials
    -detox treatment
    -body wraps
    -microdermabrasion
    -massage therapy

    Any ideas?

    • ANSWER:
      Esthetician

      Facials may include the use of a facial mask.An esthetician specializes in the study of skin care, including facials, microdermabrasion, body wraps (relaxing treatments which involve hot linens, plastic sheets, and blankets), salt glows (an exfoliation treatment), waxing as a form of hair removal, cosmetic make-up services and other services with advanced training. Estheticians may work independently in a spa or salon or may assist a doctor in his or her practice. Working with a doctor an esthetician may perform more advanced services that require a doctor's supervision, such as deep chemical peels. In addition to performing beauty services, an esthetician must be skilled in recommending skin and body care products and retailing them to their clients. Many state board cosmetology schools do not offer training in retailing, but post graduate colleges will offer training in retailing skills.

      An esthetician can be licensed solely for that skill. An esthetician is not necessarily licensed in cosmetology, but is typically well versed in knowledge of skin care.

  46. QUESTION:
    Why does my entire body have cold tingling out of nowhere?
    I have been suffering this for almost two weeks now. The tingling just only happens in one spot on different areas, first I thought it was stress, then it wouldn't go away. I went to my doctor a few days ago, they say it was dehydration, but I drank mostly water the past few days and it still won't go away. Can somebody tell me what's going on?

    • ANSWER:
      Do you take cold water/drinks or shower at night/right after physical activity? It may cause your body to feel cold. Take warm water and hot showers- it may help to relief the condition. You may want to try salt water detox.

  47. QUESTION:
    is drinking green and white tea, un-sweetened, analogus to drinking water?
    I drink 1-2 gallons of either tea and/or water a day. Since its cold I am primarily drinking hot teas, decafe green, herbal, and white. But does this count the same as water? Or should I be drinking primarily water for the healthful benefits of flushing ones system? I guess my real question is do the teas also flush ones system like, or as well as, water?

    • ANSWER:
      tea green, black or white contains caffieine, though in varying amounts.thats their downside.

      on the upside they contain antioxidants. Green and White teas are especially high in catechin polyphenols which are powerful antioxidants. Antioxidants provide a layer of protection for the cells and tissues of the body, and thus protect against free radical damage, which means they can delay ageing.
      Antioxidant-rich food also said to prevent cancer, heart disease etc.

      they do flush and detox the body, as they do contain a high amount of water, and in addition there are the added benefits of antioxidants.

      the best option is to drink decaffinated green/white tea.
      That apart there are teas such as peppermint, fennel chamomile etc. these 'herbal teas' are not really tea but flowers and herbs, which have refreshing and mild flavours and are also caffeine free. maybe you can try these too!

      hope that helps!

  48. QUESTION:
    What is the ratio to mix of lavender oil with 4oz jojoba oil.?
    Also, does anyone know if Lavandula officinalis is the real deal or not. I bought it from GNC and is says 100% pure. What is a good oil mixture to do detoxes and how often / in what way should you use it....i.e on feet or in bath...so on?

    Thank you in advance and may GOD bless you!

    • ANSWER:
      Lavandula officinalis is INDEED the genus/species name of lavender. If the bottle says "Lavender Essential Oil" on it, by law, it is supposed to contain Pure Essential Oil of Lavender with NOTHING else in it, ie no carrier oils. With lavender oil, it is okay to use one or two drops directly on the skin. Lavender oil rubbed on the temples is a specific again migraines and other forms of headaches. Lavender essential oil if one of the VERY few that actually can be rubbed on the skin. This would be contraindicated with most other essential oils as they are just to strong for such an application, and really must be diluted with other carrier oils or lotions. Typically, to make lavender oil, or any other medicinal oil, like a massage oil, you will want to add 25-30 drops of essential oil per 8oz of whatever carrier oil you're using. You can use any oil essential oil on the body, with the possible exception of oil of wintergreen, which is a hepatotoxin and can be absorbed through the skin. Some oils you will simply need to be careful of because they are EXTREMELY strong, and more sensitive people may react to them, especially if used on their faces, so ALWAYS tell a client if you've used essential oils in your massage oil. Tell them which ones, and offer them a shower after their massage or instruct them to shower upon arriving home, especially if their face feels hot or tight. As far as detox is concerned, yes, essential oils will assist you with this process (usually), but as a massage therapist, I feel much more of this detox process is effected by the strokes you use, and the depth to which you massage. I use a custom-made blend with primarily rose, orange, ylang-ylang, vanilla, bergamot, neroli, and clove, cinnamon, nutmeg, a bit of lemon and other essential oils. The women in my practice adore this oil, as do many of the men. Any more q's? Email me.

  49. QUESTION:
    Does fasting really help you physically?
    I really dont care if I lose weight or not, I am just looking to help rid my body of "toxins." I am seriously considering fasting but only for 3 days if not less. I cant seem to find any thing where it tells me what fasting helps with exactly. Also, Im wondering if any of you out there have ever done this and if so, what were the results?
    Also, I just want to drink water. Will it work if all I do is drink water, and not those recommended drinks with pepper and maple syrup that everyone talks about!?

    • ANSWER:
      You may want to google for a detox-diet or a cleansing diet. A good way to help your body cleanse naturally without you passing out or getting dizzy from hunger, would be to combine a quart of unsweetened cranberry juice with a quart of water, keep it in the fridge and drink all day long (for kidney and bladder). Another way is to combine lemon juice and hot water, just a cup twice a day, to help cleanse the liver. I have used these methods before and currently when I feel kind of sluggish. They are in addition to a healthy diet, though. Not eating, especially for 3 days, is not good for you.
      Good luck.

  50. QUESTION:
    Is it possible to flush toxins from your body w/water?
    I am wanting to rid my body of a toxin is it possible to do that by drinking water?

    • ANSWER:
      Yes, water is the main thing your body needs to detox. Your body is 70% water and your organs (including your brain) can not function or throw off toxins without enough water. Most Americans are chronically dehydrated.

      The minimum you should drink each day in ounces is 1/2 your weight. Let's say you way 120 - the minimum you should be drinking is 60 ounces. You should also add 12 ounces on dry, hot days and 12 ounces if you work out that day.

      Don't buy the stories that cokes, tea, and coffee have water in them. Your body needs pure, clean water - not water mixed with other toxins.

      You will notice a big difference in your skin and in how you feel. I have a 25 ounce bottle and carry it with my everywhere. It's better to drink your water throughout the day - not in large amounts at a time.

      Good luck... also, people don't hold onto extra weight as easily when they are well hydrated.


hot to detox your body

Home Remedy Colon Cleanse

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    Is there an inexpensive home remedy for colon cleansing?
    I've been doing a little research on those colon cleansing kits and they seem like the way to go for a healthier system. I work out regularily & have begun eating better. These kits are believed to eliminate toxicity and waste from the body, reduce stress from our vital organs (liver, colon, kidneys, blood, skin, etc.) and support the rejuvenation of the immune system. This all sounds great, B U T.....EXPENSIVE!! I just wondered if anyone knew any safe home remedies that might work as well?

    • ANSWER:
      Psyllium hulls in powder form that you mix with water 2 to 3 times per day, drink lots of water, eath lot of fiber and raw vegetables, take acidophilous. this would be a good minimum to start. After about 2 weeks you can reduce psyllium to teice daily and discontinue the acidophilous.

      You may wish to do a juice fast for the first day or two if you have a juicer and can access fresh vegetable juice, not v8 or sugary fruit juices.

      This is not the most complete or exhaustive cleanse but it is a good basic start and the psylliun, water, fiber, vegetables part of it can be maintained for life. In the long run cunsistent healthy practices win out over occasional extremes anyway.

  2. QUESTION:
    Anyone know how to cleanse your colon without buying expensive products.?
    Does anyone out there know of any home remedies for colon cleansing? There are a lot of products out there and I am sure alot of them are ripoffs. I know it is a nasty subject,,but many people do it. I dont want to spend money on products that dont work, have any suggestions? Thanks

    • ANSWER:
      My friend does something he learned from his yogi.
      1 and a half days of fasting, then drink 2 litres of salty lemony water really fast and have the most amazing and fascinating poo of your life.
      Something like that. Ask a yogi.

  3. QUESTION:
    What are some natural colon cleansing home remedies?
    I have heard a few things about lemon, and I drink senna tea (which works wonders), but I'm wondering if anyone has any good home remedies? I think I'm going to try a cleanse and a fast, to jump start a diet, is that safe?

    • ANSWER:
      To ensure a healthy colon, the most important thing for your diet is fiber. Fiber can help with digestion and help ensure regular bowel movements, which leads to a clean colon. One of the most fiber-filled foods is whole grains. There are many foods that can contain whole grains. These include whole wheat bread, oatmeal, brown rice and whole grain cereals. You can also eat peanuts, rice cakes, sunflower seeds or beans. These foods all contain fiber and are also healthy.

  4. QUESTION:
    what is the best safe natural way to cleanse your colon?
    I am wanting to do a colon cleanse, but they kinda scare me. Even when they safe it's all natural, I am a little skeptical.. Just because it's natural doesn't make it safe. I am trying to loose weight and have lost 8 pounds. Now i am irregular and don't like that. If there is a home remedy i would like to know that. Thanks!!

    • ANSWER:
      Sherry, colon cleansers, colonic irrigation's and enemas will help you lose weight, but it's only a very short term loss.

  5. QUESTION:
    How do I cleanse my colon?
    I really need a colon cleansing. I can tell because I get sick frequently (first i get mild cramping, then diarreah and then vomiting). What are some natural home remedies that I could use? (note im 10)

    • ANSWER:
      You may have a nervous disorder, common to teenagers. Before you do anything, talk to your doctor.

      There are several ways to cleanse your colon.

      There are mechanical methods, such as enemas, and colonics. Enemas can be performed at home in your tub. Colonics need to be performed by licensed professionals. Basically, they fill your colon with warm water, have you hold it a while, and then the open the valve and drain the system. Colonics are more thorough, and cost about 0 each treatment. That’s the hard way, and may still not solve the problem.

      If your colon is not working properly, chances are toxins have built up in the organs that provide support for the intestines and colon. If the problem is to be over come, those toxins must be removed from your organs.

      There are two other routes to take. The medical remedy, using drugs and other medicines, and herbal, natural remedies.

      The medical route will have side effects, and may cause other problems.

      Natural remedies use the same foods we normally eat. There are no side effects. The downside is they take a while to detoxify the organ, regrow new healthy tissue, and train it to function properly.

      The best product on the market is Boweltrol which both cleanses and regulates your bowels.
      The makers of Boweltrol are so sure you’ll love their product that they are offering a Risk Free Trial Offer, and further a Money Back Guarantee.

      You can find it on this website:
      www.All-Natural-Cleanse.com

  6. QUESTION:
    whats a good way to cleanse your colon naturally at home?
    I'm trying to find a good home remedy for cleansing your colon at home. I don't want to go through all the embarrassment at a Dr.'s office.

    • ANSWER:
      The very best way is a SALT FLUSH. The salt attracts the toxins and it will move you in about 1 hour to 2 hours. This is an ancient technique that has been used for centuries and is still the best way to clean the colon of toxins.

      Put 2 teaspoons of Air Dried Sea Salt in a quart of water and drink it down. Lie in a bed with your head propped up on your right side for about 1/2 hour. Then you can move about, but be close to the toilet for the next 1 to 2 hours.

      good luck to you

  7. QUESTION:
    What is a great home remedy to cleanse your body?
    I am just wondering what is a great way to cleanse your inner body? Colon cleanse, does it really help? I am wondering just so I can keep my body healthy. How often should you "cleanse" yourself. Safest methods? Is there are good herbal supplement that I could take? Experience and stories would be appreciated, especially if you noticed a difference.

    • ANSWER:
      clean your body by drinking lots of fruit and vegetable juices :) do this once a week :) carrots, mango, cucumber, just anything you like :) drink fresh juices ok? :) don't buy the canned or processed ones :)

  8. QUESTION:
    What is the best Colon cleansing product?
    Hi,

    I am trying to work out the best Colon cleansing detox. Its hard to tell which ones on the net are "the real deal". I would appreciate everyone's comments on what products they have used and if they would recommend them. How long before you starting seeing results? Also a description on how you felt afterwards and the difference it has made to your health.

    Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      A home remedy colon cleanse is a natural colon cleansing without harsh chemicals. It is affordable and very much private. This colon cleanser removes debris from your bowels with a healthy digestive system. Homemade colon cleanses recipes with a colon cleansing diet can give colon flush and will free you from the bloated feeling of digestive system. Flush with a sea salt solution is one of the easy colon cleanse solution.

      One day at home to prevent diarrhea is enough for natural remedy. Drink a mixture of two quarts of pure water with two teaspoons of pure sea salt with its natural minerals; not regular salt and get the help of this colon cleanser throughout the morning. Bowels will get flush within a few hours, supplying you with energy and cleanliness.

  9. QUESTION:
    What is the best colon cleansing product to use?
    Hi yall. My husband and I are wanting to use a colon cleansing product. Does anyone know which is the best one to use? There are so many different brands out there. I would really prefer to hear from someone that has actually used one and why they feel it's best. Thanks yall.

    • ANSWER:
      You may try with colon cleanse home remedy

      A home remedy colon cleanse is a natural colon cleansing without harsh chemicals. It is affordable and very much private. This colon cleanser removes debris from your bowels with a healthy digestive system. Homemade colon cleanses recipes with a colon cleansing diet can give colon flush and will free you from the bloated feeling of digestive system. Flush with a sea salt solution is one of the easy colon cleanse solution.

      One day at home to prevent diarrhea is enough for natural remedy. Drink a mixture of two quarts of pure water with two teaspoons of pure sea salt with its natural minerals; not regular salt and get the help of this colon cleanser throughout the morning. Bowels will get flush within a few hours, supplying you with energy and cleanliness.

  10. QUESTION:
    What should I do for bloating/gas?
    I have alot of bloating and gas, side pains. What kind of home remedies can I perform. I wanted to try a colon cleanse.

    • ANSWER:
      Jeez, fart, already!

      hey, if you'd like an ole italian remedy, you could try swallowin' a handfull of mint seeds.

      my granma used to give me theose when i had the gas problem, and, believe it or not, that worked!

  11. QUESTION:
    Home remedy for a way to make bowel movements less painful?
    Other then stool softener pills is there any other home remedy I could use? I have hemorrhoids that are acting up and a solid bowel movement is very painful. It seems loose/liquid bowel movements keep it from being very painful.

    • ANSWER:
      you want to get rid of your hemorrhoids by eating a diet high in soluble fiber (for example--apples/oats) and insoluble fiber (whole grains, legumes and so forth). when I improved my diet to a natural diet decades ago, my hemorrhoids went away never to return.

      I would also do a good colon cleanse using Dr Schulze's intestinal cleanse #1 and #2 as directed

      http://curezone.com/schulze/herbal_use_colonic_formulas.asp

      http://curezone.com/schulze/herbal_colon_cleanse_1_2.asp

      Do it once a season

      You can get intestinal cleanse #1 and #2 at his site

      https://www.herbdoc.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=17&Itemid=38&c=1 (under digestion and elimination)

      or the same organic formula made by others a little cheaper at

      http://healthfree.com/cleanse_detox.html

      or here

      http://www.healmarketplace.com/cartstuff/foundational.html (here it is called lower bowel formula #1 and #2 (this is a site run by Dr Schultz's student Dara

      Be sure to follow directions exactly and not start intestinal cleanse #2 until you reach the number of bms that equals how many meals you are eating a day (ie-3 meals means 3 bowel movements) and the bms are not hard and sinking but light and fluffier.

      Once you reach that, then cut by one pill and that is your dose for the intestinal cleanse #1 taken at dinner and then start your intestinal cleanse #2 with it --5 times a day and you will get wonderful results. Some people lose weight and feel great.

      Dr Christopher. Dr Schulze's teacher, said after several colon cleanse all his students cut their grocery bills i half as they were satisfied with far less food and had more energy on it. He himself went from 4 large meals a day to two small ones and felt a lot healthier and happier.

      Schulze said 80% of his patients with incurables diseases got better just doing the colon cleanse.

  12. QUESTION:
    Colon cleansing at home, and what type of supplements are good?
    Ive been curious of what home remedies are effective on cleaning out your colon and basically over all body. Also if you have info on some supplements one can take to clean out the colon, please let me know. thanks

    • ANSWER:
      Apple cider vinegar every day is supposed to help.

  13. QUESTION:
    Need to find ingredients for a home remedy colon cleanse...
    I found a web-site a few days ago that had a home remedy colon cleanse, but my husband switched out our computers and now I don't have the web site. Try as I might, I can't find it again, and it sounded like it would work pretty well (and it was simple & safe).
    I remember it only had a few ingredients, I think water & good gray sea salt, but I don't remember proportions etc.
    Can anyone help me out?

    • ANSWER:
      Salt-Water Flush Recipe
      2 Quarts (2 Liters) Water - boil to tea drinking temperature
      1 Level Tablespoon Natural Salt - from sea or ground
      Juice from a Lime/Lemon - if required to offset the taste
      16oz (1/2 Liter) Serving Cup
      Alarm Clock - set to sunrise for 7 days
      Toilet Paper

      Not sure if this is what you were looking for...

  14. QUESTION:
    has anyone had success with the Power Flush 500 or Acai berry weight loss remedies?
    These diet colon cleansing remedies have been touted online but I want to know if anyone has actually used these successfully (your own experience) or not. Thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      I have a weight loss idea for you that helped me lose about 20 pounds in 3 months. However, first I want to warn you that the internet is filled with acai berry SCAMS.

      This is based on my own personal experience. One online scam is Acai Berry Supreme. They promised a free bottle and I would only have to pay shipping. I noticed an additional .95 added to my credit card from that company and had to complain to the company to get a refund.

      Another scam is Acai Berry Power 500, which also offered a free trial bottle. They then started mailing me additional bottles of acai without my permission. Again, I had to complain to the company to get credit card charges removed.

      Your best bet is to go to a health food or vitamin store and buy acai directly. Sambazon is probably the best company to buy from. If you can’t get acai directly, you should be safe to buy it from sambazon.com.

      What did help me lose 20 pounds in 3 months is an old home remedy that might sound strange to you. Put 1 teaspoon of apple cider vinegar (ACV) and 1 tablespoon of honey in 8 ounces of warm water and drink this mixture. Do this twice a day. Use Bragg's ACV or other brands from a health food store, not stuff you buy in a regular grocery store. I can't offer you any guarantee, but ACV did work for me.

      For more info, go to: http://www.google.com/search?sourceid=navclient&aq=t&ie=UTF-8&rlz=1T4DKUS_enUS302US302&q=apple+cider+vinegar+diet

  15. QUESTION:
    I have a skin condition called Rosacia. Would appreciate if some one could give me a good home remedy ?
    Rosacia has made my skin on my cheeks, chin and nose become red. (really red). There is no real cure in allopathy it can only be controlled. DR adviced me to take Antibiotic for 6 months to reduce it but there is no guarantee that it will be cured. So would appreciate if any oen can give me a herbal /home remedy for this problem.

    • ANSWER:
      Hi Ameena

      Here are some ideas to heal the issue.

      Quick Action Plan for SKin Issues

      1. Massage your skin, where needed, with bergamot, camphor, geranium, juniper, lavender, or neroli essential oils.

      2. Ayurvedic practitioners recommend making a paste of ½ tsp each of turmeric and sandalwood paste with enough water, and applying to pimples. Also, drink half a cup of aloe vera juice twice daily until skin clears.

      3. Eat an organic whole foods diet, with plenty of organic cooked and raw vegetables, and whole fruits. Reduce animal fats and stressor foods such as caffeine, refined sugars, and alcohol, as well as colas, candies, and frozen and processed foods. Include more high fiber foods.

      4. Drink eight glasses of pure, filtered water daily. Also, daily have two glasses of raw juice, combining carrot, beet, and celery juice, or, carrot, cucumber, and lettuce (not iceberg), and spinach, with carrot predominating.

      5. Add 3-5 drops of crab apple flower essence to pure water and drink during the day. Rescue Remedy® is good for stress.

      6. Combine the tinctures of herbs such as sarsaparilla, burdock, and cleavers in equal parts, taking ½ tsp three times a day. Drink an infusion of nettle several times a day and apply tea tree oil topically. An infusion of calendula mixed with equal parts of distilled witch hazel can be used as a cleansing wash. Steam sauna your face with red clover, lavender, and strawberry leaves.

      7. Useful homeopathy remedies are Pulsatilla, Silicea, Berberis, Ledum, Sulfur, Arsen alb., Belladonna, and/or Carbo veg.

      8. Enjoy full body immersion hydrotherapy treatments such as steam baths, saunas, sitz baths, colonic irrigation, hot and/or cold compresses, and steam sauna your face with red clover, lavender, and strawberry leaves.

      9. Useful supplements are vitamin A, beta carotene, vitamin B complex, vitamin B6, vitamin C, vitamin E, and zinc. Also include omega-3 fatty acids, brewer's yeast, chlorophyll, and pancreatic enzymes with meals.

      10. Expose your face to sun and air at least 30 minutes a day, and exercise daily. Keep your skin clean by washing your face three times a day with soap made from the herb calendula officinalis, or using other alternatives to soap. Rinse with warm water and pat dry. Keep the skin free of oil and use water-based products. Get sufficient sleep.

      11. Make facial masks from natural products; leave on overnight to help dry the skin if the issue is caused by excess oil.

      12. For long term relief and health be sure to do a colon cleanse. This clears out the toxins in the blood and excess waste in the body. Colon cleansing will healp clear up a lot of issue, expecially skin issues.

      Cause
      Skin Issues may be worsened at adolescence, during the pre-menstrual and/or mid-menstrual cycle due to hormonal action, and when under stress, on contraceptives, eating a poor diet that causes an over acidic system, or taking prescription and non-prescription drugs.

      Skin Issues may suggest the need for better hygiene, or magnesium and vitamin A. Also some skin issues are suggesting vitamin B1 deficiency or absorption problems. Consistent raised spots on the outside of the arms and sometimes even the thighs, resembling "chicken skin," may suggest need for magnesium, vitamin A, or essential fatty acids or the need to avoid foods that inhibit the absorption of these nutrients, such as trans-fatty acids found in margarine and hydrogenated oils, such as cottonseed oil and palm kernel oil.

      Food allergies, allergies to facial creams, soaps, shampoos, makeup, and excess intake of refined sugars, can all cause or contribute to skin issues. Certain foods can also aggravate skin conditions because of their high-acid forming effects on the body, especially fried foods, trans fats, iodized salt, alcohol, hot and spicy foods, all processed foods, chocolate, fruit juices, carbonated beverages, caffeinated beverages, and dairy products. Excessive long-term intake of seafood or other high iodine foods may also cause issues in some people.

      Coexisting gum problems suggest the need for folic acid. A separate skin condition may occur in women 30-40 years old due to physical exercising or working all day with face makeup, lowered resistance due to stress, or hyper-response to bacteria or hormone problems. Another skin problem, acne rosacea (reddish spots in a pattern over nose and cheeks), may be a sign of low B vitamins or low hydrochloric acid in the stomach.

      Best of health to you

  16. QUESTION:
    Is there a home remedy to cleanse your colon or do you have to buy an expensive kit to do the dirty work?
    I heard you could have years of undigested stuff in your colon that sticks to the walls and prevents you from absorbing nutrients in the foods you eat now.

    • ANSWER:
      Hi Mae

      THe answers on this website really show how ignorant we are in cleaning the toxins out of the body. The average american has one bowel movement every 2 days and almost everywhere else in the world is 30 minutes after eating! If toxins are sitting in the colon where are they suppose to go if you dont have regular movements ? They get in the blood and that is main reason we get illness and disease. We Americans eat so much food that is processed and has all types of chemicals in them. It's no wonder we lead the world in the most types of diseases known.

      To answer your question; the process is to get herbs (or colonics) that help give a person regular bowel movements and cleans out the colon. You can do this effectively with a 5-10 day cleanse by eating organic fruits and vegetables (better yet juicing them) and using herbs to help clear the toxins. (herbdoc.com has a good program)

      Who makes money if we are all ignorant and have health issues (drug companies of course)? If we educate everyone to have 4-5 colon cleanses a year our nation would have most of our freedom back. Health freedom anyway.

      Best of health to you

  17. QUESTION:
    What is the best way to cleanse your colon?
    I don't want to buy medicine from the store I just want to know if there is any home remedies that I could do? Like eat certain foods or whatnot. I feel like if I cleanse my body Id feel much better.

    • ANSWER:
      The natural way as Mother Nature intended mate .......... Let Food Be Thy Medicine Soccrates said.

      The more wholegrains and cereals like organic brown rice and fresh leafy and green vegies and crunchy vegies like carrotts and celery you eat the larger and easier your motions will be ........... drink more fresh filtered water too to ensure you are properly hydrated and to ease the elimination process...... cut out or right back on caffeine and sodas, pop and soft drinks too as they will dehydrate you terribly and wash out your water soluble B complex of vitamins which are so essential for healthy neural, immune and digestive functioning........ wholegrains and cereals and leafy and green vegies and lean meats are rich in the B complex of vitamins.

      chew each mouthfull at least 20 times ...... to aid in digestion too ....... don't combine proteins and carbs in one sitting ...... leave a 2 - 3 hour gap between each to ease the digestive process ....... eat fruit by itself ie ~ leave an hour after fruit before eating anything else.

      Pinpoint any food intolerances you may have such as lactose intolerance .......... lactose intolerance can cause bloating, gassiness, belching, constipation, acid reflux, achy bones, moodiness and irritability, brain frizzing ........ unaddressed food intolerances contribute enormously to bad digestion and compromise your whole system ...... eat more leafy and green vegies ......... green vegies lightly stemed or raw like broccolli, celery, buk choy, kale, chard are all rich in calcium and magnesium and perhaps ditch the milk and dairy for 5 days and see if that speeds the process for you.

      oh, eat more crunchy vegies too like raw celery, raw or lightly steamed broccolli, raw carrotts ....... they act like a broom and sweep the colon clean ...... green vegies are particularly good for helping with constipation ..... and eat the brown rice ....... one bowl full a day of brown rice, plenty of water and crunchy vegies will nail it for you mate.

      peace baby

  18. QUESTION:
    Dieting: How much does it cost to get colon cleaned?
    I'm dieting & exercising. I've read that detoxing or even getting your colon cleaned can help you lose 8+ pounds. How expensive is this? Which would you recommend a supplement or the colon cleanse procedure?

    • ANSWER:
      The amount of weight you can lose with a colon cleanse depends on how much matter is left in your intestines. The average person has 5-20 pounds of matter, so you can lose a decent amount.

      For colon cleansing home remedies, the best thing would be going for juice fasting for 3- 5 days or eat a diet high in fiber and drink your recommended amount of water.

      For colon cleansing products, Cellular Research, Dr. Natura, Dr. Schulze, Enuvia, Health Plus, Nature's Secret and Oxy-Powder are quite among popular among the industry.

      http://www.cleansecolonblog.com/ is a blog that review colon cleanse product, colon cleanse home remedies and more.

  19. QUESTION:
    How much weight can i lose in 2 months I weigh 150 lbs i have a tredmile and some P90x workout tapes?
    Also can you give me some ideas i want to try
    diet plans
    good cheap diet pills
    workout tapes
    colon clense home remedies
    ANYTHING that can help me lose atleast 40 lbs in 2 months
    Please tell me anything you recomend!

    Thank Youu So Much!(:
    <3

    • ANSWER:
      I have experience in this. my best results came from small portions (the size of your fist) with lean protein, whole grain/wheat carbs and lotsa fruits and veggies.

      Look up negative calorie foods. (most delicious fruits and veggies are)

      please dont use diet pills they dont work and theyre dangerous. colon cleanses should be limited thye can cause problems with your colon. try a natural all fruit and veggie detox those work great in cleansing your body, then after that you can go to eating whole grains, beans, fish, frutis and veggies. <3. try a sea salt water flush once a week if you'd like

  20. QUESTION:
    Home colon cleansing and constipation fixes?
    Need to hear from people who have done home remedy colon cleanses- give me some ideas, some regimens to follow, etc. I'm open to anything- the best answer will be the one I decide to follow- thanks

    • ANSWER:
      Renew Life makes some good products and is a very reputable company. They have total body cleanes that clean all your systems as well as the colon. They have a regular and a rapid cleanse formulas along with several other. Check out vitacost.com for more info, reviews and good prices.

  21. QUESTION:
    Is there a good home treatment for Irritable Bowel Syndrome?
    I suffer from IBS, and it is really starting to take it's toll on my social and family life. It only really affects me when it's time to leave the house (when my adrenaline levels are elevated), and it is making me miserable. I haven't been out to eat with my hubby and kids in a couple years at least, because the "flare ups" make me miserable and shake and sweat and I can't possibly eat. I don't have health insurance, so a doctor's prescription isn't an option. Are there any supplements that I can take or "home remedies" that will help me? Any suggestions are greatly appreciated. I'm willing to try just about anything to get my life back!
    I've had this problem for most of my life, but it has gotten significantly worse since I had my gallbladder removed in December of '04. It is much more painfuul now (to the point I feel faint).

    • ANSWER:
      I've had the same problem on and off my entire life. Do NOT drink extra coffee like the person above me said. Coffee contains tanic acid, which irritates the lining of your stomach and can cause diarrhea. You don't get "over it" like they said. It just irritates your stomach more and more.

      A natural remedy would be peppermint. You can find the essential oil of peppermint at any natural foods store. Put a few drops up to a spoonful into some herbal tea and drink it. Avoid coffee & carbonated drinks as they're irritating. If you need caffeine to wake up in the morning, try green tea. It's not great on a stomach but much softer on it than coffee.

      Licorice (black, not red) is also a remedy for upset stomach & diarrhea in general. You can find licorice tea at most stores.

      There's a really strong natural tea that will calm you down for those moments you get anxious - it's Valerian root, also found at natural food stores. It doesn't smell good (my husband won't even let me keep it in the house but I don't think it's THAT bad :) but it really does have a calming effect when drank as a hot tea.

      Get Fiber One on your cereal isle and put that on top of whatever cereal you eat. Fiber balances you out - helps bind you if you have diarrhea or help you go if you can't. Eat a healthy diet with plenty of greens for natural fiber.

      I bought something called "Colon Cleanse" online for like , but I never used it b/c my IBS cleared up before it arrived, but I think the main ingredient in it is just fiber... I know what you're going through - I had IBS straight for 2 years once! UG! (before I found natural remedies)

  22. QUESTION:
    What home remedies can I use for a good colon cleanse?
    Salt water, castor oil, etc... Will it be as effective as the advertised "colonblow" or etc...??
    Please don't recommend enemas

    • ANSWER:
      Pressure washer.

  23. QUESTION:
    What exactly are the contents found after a colon cleanse?
    theres a website: blessedherbs.com that show some really gross photos of what people have pushed out after doing one of their colon cleanses. i wonder what exactly is in that gross stuff. also, do u think its for real???

    • ANSWER:
      The waste in your colon... and

      the amount of weight you can lose with a colon cleanse depends on how much matter is left in your intestines. The average person has 5-20 pounds of matter, so you can lose a decent amount.

      For colon cleansing home remedies, the best thing would be going for juice fasting for 3- 5 days or eat a diet high in fiber and drink your recommended amount of water.

      For colon cleansing products, Cellular Research, Dr. Natura, Dr. Schulze, Enuvia, Health Plus, Nature's Secret and Oxy-Powder are quite among popular among the industry.

      http://www.cleansecolonblog.com/ is a blog that review colon cleanse product, colon cleanse home remedies and more.

  24. QUESTION:
    What home remedies do you know that cures all types of illnesses?
    Like for instance our mom would tell us if your constipated, use cayenne pepper in soup, or if you got a burn use the leaf of an aloe vera plant and rub the infected area to relieve the pain. Lastly rub an ice cube on the palm of your hand to relief migrane headaches. What other remedies do you know for illnesses?

    • ANSWER:
      Colon cleanse to help everything. Also, the last 5 years I've been using MSM every day to give me energy with no jitters; excellent benefits only. No side effects. Also, I drink Alfalfa -- sometimes I take chlorella to boost my system. Also, CoQ10 seems to help me greatly. Cayenne improves your circulation also. It's great to get rid of sore throats. I gargle with it after I gargle with warm salt water to kill germs. It seems to get rid of it right away. I wonder if it kills germs or if it's just boosting my mucus to eliminate anything.

  25. QUESTION:
    How can I naturally cleanse my colon?
    I've been doing a little bit of reading and found out that cleansing a person's colon can improve health and help you build up more energy. Does anyone out there know a good and proven way of naturally cleansing colon? Any tips and advice will be well appreciated. Thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      You may try colon cleanse home remedy

      A home remedy colon cleanse is a natural colon cleansing without harsh chemicals. It is affordable and very much private. This colon cleanser removes debris from your bowels with a healthy digestive system. Homemade colon cleanses recipes with a colon cleansing diet can give colon flush and will free you from the bloated feeling of digestive system. Flush with a sea salt solution is one of the easy colon cleanse solution.

      One day at home to prevent diarrhea is enough for natural remedy. Drink a mixture of two quarts of pure water with two teaspoons of pure sea salt with its natural minerals; not regular salt and get the help of this colon cleanser throughout the morning. Bowels will get flush within a few hours, supplying you with energy and cleanliness.

  26. QUESTION:
    What is the most effective home remedy for colon cleansing ?

    • ANSWER:
      your colon does a fine job of cleansing itself, don't be suckered by the spam out there telling you that you need to take something to clean it out... that is just ridiculous.

  27. QUESTION:
    What is a good and easy home remedies for colon cleansing?

    • ANSWER:
      First you have to do health-promoting changes in your life such as:

      Consuming healthy food choices such as much raw, organic, and unprocessed whole foods as possible in your diet. Salads with different vegetables using lemon and olive oil are a wise step.
      Exercising on a regular basis.Exercise that creates a large amount of sweat is a very effective way to facilitate toxin elimination. If you're not engaged in an exercise program that causes you to sweat profusely on a regular basis, consider starting one today.

      Drinking plenty of pure water daily and avoiding DBPs (disinfection byproducts).
      Take Probiotics to support your intestinal flora.
      Enjoying healthy amounts of sunshine to help boost your vitamin D levels.
      Getting 7-8 hours of quality sleep each night.
      DRINK special herbal teas that help detoxify your liver, Your Body's "Garbage Disposal" and also help with the colon cleansing.
      Check out the link for a great product that will aid in your colon cleansing and live long and healthy!

  28. QUESTION:
    How can i get rid of dark circles under my eyes?
    At home, how can i get rid of puffiness and dark circles under my eyes w/o buying anything from the store?? how long will it take?

    • ANSWER:
      There are many causes of dark circles, from age, heredity, allergies, cold or sinus infection, bone structure and glasses which are not so commonly known.
      http://www.mydarkcirclesblog.com/2006/11/27/causes-of-dark-circles/

      If you would like to apply home remedies to reduce dark circles, here are some of my suggestions:
      Buy a box of regular, old fashioned unflavored gelatin (e.g. Knox) from grocery store. Take a small cup or bowl and put in 1 teaspoon of the gelatin mix. Add one tablespoon of boiling water & stir for a minute. Test it on your wrist to make sure it is not too hot. Then, using a cotton ball, pat it under your eyes as you would an eye cream or gel. Go lie down and listen to some music, or take a bath & let it stay on for at least 30 minutes. Then just rinse it off.Gelatin is very high in Vitamin K & Biotin. It will not remove your dark circles on the first application (but you will notice a difference), but if you do it daily for a week, and then 2-3 times a week for maintenance, you should notice a drastic reduction in dark circles.
      http://www.mydarkcirclesblog.com/2007/01/01/special-spa-home-remedy-to-reduce-dark-circles/

      To hide dark circles, you can use YSL concealer or salmon concealer..
      http://www.mydarkcirclesblog.com .. tips on how to reduce dark circles, the causes of dark circles, home remedies, eye creams reviews, make up tips, and natural healer.

      http://www.cleansecolonblog.com Cleanse Colon Blog writes about colon cleanse home remedies and review colon cleanse products.

  29. QUESTION:
    Anyone heard of anything other than cucumbers, tea bags, and hemmeroid cream to reduce dark under eye circles?
    I am looking for answers with like a home remedy, rather than an expensive cosmetic eye cream. I've tried them. Also, can anyone tell me why they get SOOOOO much worse when I cry?

    • ANSWER:
      and glasses which are not so commonly known.
      http://www.mydarkcirclesblog.com/2006/11/27/causes-of-dark-circles/

      If you would like to apply home remedies to reduce dark circles, here are some of my suggestions:
      Buy a box of regular, old fashioned unflavored gelatin (e.g. Knox) from grocery store. Take a small cup or bowl and put in 1 teaspoon of the gelatin mix. Add one tablespoon of boiling water & stir for a minute. Test it on your wrist to make sure it is not too hot. Then, using a cotton ball, pat it under your eyes as you would an eye cream or gel. Go lie down and listen to some music, or take a bath & let it stay on for at least 30 minutes. Then just rinse it off.Gelatin is very high in Vitamin K & Biotin. It will not remove your dark circles on the first application (but you will notice a difference), but if you do it daily for a week, and then 2-3 times a week for maintenance, you should notice a drastic reduction in dark circles.
      http://www.mydarkcirclesblog.com/2007/01/01/special-spa-home-remedy-to-reduce-dark-circles/

      To hide dark circles, you can use YSL concealer or salmon concealer..
      http://www.mydarkcirclesblog.com .. tips on how to reduce dark circles, the causes of dark circles, home remedies, eye creams reviews, make up tips, and natural healer.

      http://www.cleansecolonblog.com Cleanse Colon Blog writes about colon cleanse home remedies and review colon cleanse products.

  30. QUESTION:
    What is the best way to cleanse my colon?
    i've just heard of this and in looking it up i've found nothing but ads for several products. So what is the best way to cleanse my colon?

    • ANSWER:
      Hey Angela,

      There are a lot of options as far as colon cleansing goes. Some people take part in colon hydrotherapy, which involves actually flushing the colon out with water, pumped in from, well... You get the idea :) If you do decide to go this route, be sure you're working with a qualified professional - it's easy for inexperienced technicians to cause serious damage if they aren't able to control the pressure of the water accurately.

      If this sounds uncomfortable to you (it sure does to me!), there are a lot of supplements and home remedies that people take to help clean and purify the colon. If you choose to go this route, try to find a product or recipe that includes some sort of pro-biotic supplement, since colon cleansing can eliminate the colonies of beneficial bacteria that live in your intestines. If they aren't replaced, you won't be able to process food effectively, which could lead to some serious consequences. If you want to find out more about the specific products that have worked for me, check out my blog in the link below.

      Hope this helps!

  31. QUESTION:
    Is there a home remedy for colon cleansing that actually works?

    • ANSWER:
      Research Psyllium Husks. I used it before. Works great but doesn't tsast that good.

  32. QUESTION:
    Is there any good home remedy colon cleanses?
    My stepmom use to use lemon juice, maple syrup and cayenne pepper. We lost the actual recipe. Anyone remember this one? I will also love to hear about others. Thanks for your time in advance. I appreciate it.
    Crystal~

    • ANSWER:
      bst home cleansing (that i know of and i'm not a pro on this one) is to just fast for one day with PLENTY of water, and some raw fruits and veggies. (or smoothies made of raw fruits and veggies.) some of the most nutritious ones are: tomatoes, spinach, broccoli, blueberries, and apples.

  33. QUESTION:
    Does anyone know of any good herbal remedies for hirstuism?
    I have polycystic ovarian syndrome which unfortunately causes excess facial hair growth. I am disgusted and frustrated with this problem. I've tried the pill(side effects didn't agree with me) and I can't affort the pricey hair removal treatments. Can anyone out there offer me any advice for this problem? I wonder if anyone has tried any supplements or herbal remedies that have worked?

    • ANSWER:
      Hirsutism is caused by excess of androgens in the body of the woman. It can be caused by exposure to androgens in diet and environment. It can also be caused by excess stress which really affects the whole body not just your mind. It can also be caused by hypothyroidism which causes a host of other problems in the body. It can be accompanied by tumors or not.

      Hirsutism can cause social anxiety and mental distress because of how women, women's body and "beauty" are viewed in society.

      I have had hirsutism for the last 5-6 years. I am 31 at the moment so it's definitely not a menapause or age related thing. At first it was minimal, and so I attributed it genetics. but about a couple of years ago, my hair started growing so profusely and rapidly that it scared the crap out of me. I did some research and took some herbs that literally slowed down and sometimes even stopped the growth. I also discovered that I had hypothyroidism which is part of the cause of the hirsutism. Also, intense mental stress, which had a lot to with my social and family environment and with traumatic experiences of childhood, caused my body to react the way it did.

      I still take the herbs because it takes time for the herbs to effect the system and heal it. I believe that the right medication, lifestyle, diet, environment, mindset, can all help to heal the disease.

      I use Saw Palmetto quite a bit. A tea or decoction of the following herbs is quite helpful.

      Vitex Chaste Berry
      Saw Palmetto
      Black Cohosh
      Fenugreek
      Goat's Rue
      Stinging Nettle
      Pygeum Africans
      Schizandra Berry

      I also take other herbs that all affect the sexual hormones of the female body. For example, the following herbs really help with my painful menstrual cycle and general overall hormonal health... which in turn helps the issues of hirsutism amd hypothyroidism.

      Dong Quai
      Schizandra Berry
      Shilajit
      Shatavari etc.

      I take things that help with hypothyroidism which can be a cause of hirsutism.

      Seaweed especially Bladderwack
      helps a lot.

      I also take things that help to de-stress the system.

      Kava-kava
      Gotu Kola
      Chamomile
      Lavender
      St. John's Wort
      Valerian
      Flax seeds
      almonds or almond oil etc.

      Raw foods help a lot. I absolutely do not use non-organic dairy. I am even picky with the organic dairy that I buy for not all organic companies allow a healthy diet and lifestyle for the cows. I would recommend, if you can do it, getting off dairy completely for a while. It helps slow down the hair growth. Only do organic foods and cut out sugar. If you want to do sugar than I have found maple syrup, honey, agave to be better substitutes. I also found Rapunzel Rapadura to be an excellent and more nutritious substitute for regular sugar.

      Don't forget exercise especially Yoga helps a lot. And so does meditation. Creating a soothing sacred environment in you home and work place if possible really helps to heal the mind and body. We are really unaware of how our environment and the people we are around affects our bodies and minds.

      I would also recommend staying away from regular cleansers, bleaches, detergents and switching to more natural products that don't hurt the body. We may not realize it but they do end up in our system and affect the organs of hormone secretions. Minimizing use of plastic, styrofoam and other such volatile materials that break down easily and get into our food, water and body directly affect our hormonal health. I no longer use plastic bottles or eat in or with plastic materials. I no longer use the microwave to heat food. I filter my water with a reverse osmosis filter which is very important.

      By the way, a lot of the hormones injected into the cows get defecated and urinated out of the their system and end up in our water supply. It takes months for them to break down and they don't get filtered out before they come through our tap.

      Also, doing liver, kidney and colon cleanses helps quite a bit. Liver health and balance is really important for metabolizing all the hormones and what not in our system.

      These are some ways that have helped and are still helping me to heal from hypothyroidism and hirsutism. It takes time but it works.

  34. QUESTION:
    Who would you call to have your home checked for mold?
    I've had problems with allergies and tried different medications that don't seem to work completely. Mainly i have a lot of throat congestion. I've heard that mold can be the cause. The problem started shortly after i moved into this home.

    • ANSWER:
      Hi JewelAir

      Here are some ideas on how to heal the issue. You also need to learn about cleansing the body of toxins by doing a colon and liver cleanse to heal for long term.

      Cause of Allergies
      Overall, the underlying causes of allergy and sensitivity are dietary and lifestyle factors specifically titled as imbalanced immune function, barrier function default (such as "leaky gut" syndrome), and toxic overload. Each of these are, in varying degrees, responsible for the development and continuation of allergy and sensitivity.

      Herbal Medicine: There are a variety of herbs that offer relief from allergies, such as goldenseal, red sage, and goldenrod. To reduce mucus, try astringents such as yarrow and myrrh (Commiphora myrrha). These help to contract inflamed tissues and reduce secretions and discharges. To strengthen immune response use echinacea, astragalus root, goldenseal root, and Pfaffia paniculata (suma or Brazilian ginseng). These herbs can be effective and safe for treating weakened immune systems.
      Eating raw Garlic and Onions will provide relief as well. The more you use the faster the relief will come.

      Cayenne pepper is a favorite herb among those treating allergy patients. The active ingredient is a strong anti-inflammatory, and it is recommend to allergy suffers, including asthma patients, as a simple and effective treatment. Sprinkling liberal amounts of the pepper on meals for a few days can provide relief. Or better yet eat them raw and sweat for a few minutes. Watch your sinus clear up quickly.

      Although herbal remedies have shown excellent results in reducing allergy/sensitivity symptoms, using herbs to treat allergies involves an individual approach. Some particularly effective anti-inflammatory herbs are stinging nettle, Ginkgo biloba, and licorice. Chinese skullcap, ephedra, and feverfew are others to consider for treating allergy symptoms. Patients whose conditions are severe should consult with a trained herbalist or naturopath.

      A major symptom of allergies is gastrointestinal upset, including bloating, gas, abdominal pain, diarrhea, and nausea. Demulcent herbs can alleviate these symptoms (demulcent is a term used by herbalists to describe an herb that has a protective effect on the mucous membranes by minimizing irritation). The most commonly used herbs are marshmallow, slippery elm bark, cabbage juice, okra, fenugreek, and aloe vera.

      Homeopathy: Homeopathy has widespread applications for the treatment of allergies. In many situations, minute diluted doses of the substance a person is allergic to can be prepared as a homeopathic solution that triggers the body`s natural ability to heal itself.

      Homeopathic remedies are best prescribed by a competent homeopath. Self-diagnosis is discouraged due to the variety of factors that must be considered before the appropriate treatment is selected. However, the following remedies can be helpful: Ferrum phos, lycopodium, and silica.

      Juice Therapy: A juice fast of organic vegetable juices for 2-3 weeks can help detoxify the body, thus improving its ability to cope with allergies. Two useful juice combinations for this purpose are beet, carrot, and cucumber; and carrot and celery. For added benefit, add a small piece of ginger root to either juice combination.

      Best of health to you

  35. QUESTION:
    My eyes have dark circles and bags under them I donot wear makeup?
    what other remedies can you recomend besides sleep?

    • ANSWER:
      There are many causes of dark circles, from age, heredity, allergies, cold or sinus infection, bone structure and glasses which are not so commonly known.
      http://www.mydarkcirclesblog.com/2006/11/27/causes-of-dark-circles/

      If you would like to apply home remedies to reduce dark circles, here are some of my suggestions:
      Buy a box of regular, old fashioned unflavored gelatin (e.g. Knox) from grocery store. Take a small cup or bowl and put in 1 teaspoon of the gelatin mix. Add one tablespoon of boiling water & stir for a minute. Test it on your wrist to make sure it is not too hot. Then, using a cotton ball, pat it under your eyes as you would an eye cream or gel. Go lie down and listen to some music, or take a bath & let it stay on for at least 30 minutes. Then just rinse it off. Gelatin is very high in Vitamin K & Biotin. It will not remove your dark circles on the first application (but you will notice a difference), but if you do it daily for a week, and then 2-3 times a week for maintenance, you should notice a drastic reduction in dark circles.
      http://www.mydarkcirclesblog.com/2007/01/01/special-spa-home-remedy-to-reduce-dark-circles/

      To hide dark circles, you can use YSL concealer or salmon concealer.
      http://www.mydarkcirclesblog.com tips on how to reduce dark circles, the causes of dark circles, home remedies; eye creams reviews, make up tips, and natural healer.

      http://www.cleansecolonblog.com Cleanse Colon Blog writes about colon cleanse home remedies and review colons cleanse products.

  36. QUESTION:
    What things can my dad to to help with his gout in his foot and ankle?
    He doesn't really drink--I mean maybe 2 or 3 a year and only at social events, just casual drinking is not his thing, and he has completely cut back on cokes (especially diet ones, we heard those were awful for it, so he has NONE of those--only the occasional coke). He's a very active man and will be 50 on Tues. It's really buggin him now cuz I got married Saturday and he was trying to suck it up and walk me down the aisle without limping (which I was not that concerned about, I just wanted him to get me down!) and didn't stay off it like he prolly should have this weekend so its even worse, any home remedies you know of that could help? He's got total white coat syndrome as we call it, petrified of the Dr., so if we can get it under control without him having to go it would be best! any tips would be really appreciated!

    • ANSWER:
      Eating lots of fresh cherries every day is a great cure.My mother has tried it and it worked on her gout in her foot.

      Causes of Gout
      Gout is caused by excessive accumulation of uric acid in the tissues. The underlying cause of uric acid accumulation is unknown, yet research has found that it can basically be attributed to metabolic or kidney problems. Increased production of uric acid may be the result of metabolic enzyme defects, certain types of chronic anemia, or other complex conditions. Dehydration and kidney disease can cause poor clearance of uric acid from the body.

      Proper diet, nutrition, and metabolic balance all play crucial roles in the prevention and treatment of this disease. The conception of gout as a condition of affluence is tenuous, but a heavy diet, particularly organ meats that increase amount of uric acid, and alcohol consumption, can hinder the removal of uric acid by the kidneys.

      Although most people initiate a gout attack through poor lifestyle choices (obesity, rich foods, alcohol), 10%-15% of gout patients have attacks due to a metabolic problem, such as a deficiency of enzymes (xanthine oxidase) and purine imbalances. Purines come from certain foods (meat products, especially liver and other organ meats, sausages and other processed meats, anchovies, crab, shrimp, milk, eggs, and many beans, including soy), but are also normally present, in the form of DNA and RNA in the cells. Purines are broken down into uric acid, which is then normally excreted through the urine.

      Medications, including aspirin and diuretics, can cause gout by putting extra stress on the kidneys; these drugs cause 25% of new gout cases. Kidney stones and other kidney problems are present in 90% of gout sufferers, because urate crystals also accumulate in the kidneys.

      Quick Action Plan for Gout

      1. The goal of diet for those with gout is to reduce the production of uric acid to normal levels. Cherries, and all rich colored berries, such as blueberries, are recommended. Consume half a pound of fresh or unsweetened frozen cherries per day for a period of three to six weeks as a healing protocol.

      2. Organic cherry juice is especially good for gout, as are many of the new "magic juices" such as Goji, Acai and Noni juice, puree or powder. Pomegranate fruit extracts have been shown to be effective as well.

      3. Eliminate alcohol consumption, which both increases uric acid production and reduces uric acid excretion in the kidneys. Gout sufferers should also maintain a low-purine diet, which completely omits organ meats, shellfish, yeast (brewer's and baker's), herring, sardines, mackerel, and anchovies.

      4. Intake of dried legumes, spinach, asparagus, fish, poultry, and mushrooms, should also be curtailed. Refined carbohydrates and saturated fats are best kept to a minimum.

      5. Drink plenty of pure water, because it keeps urine diluted and promotes the excretion of uric acid.

      6. Test for food and environmental allergies and avoid all foods and substances to which you are allergic.

      7. Cleansing and Detoxification, including colon and bowel cleansing therapies, fasting, kidney and gallbladder flushes, physical medicine, and homeopathic remedies.

      8. In clinical trials with gout patients, devil's claw was found to relieve joint pain, as well as reduce blood cholesterol and uric acid levels. For gout sufferers, professionals can recommend: 1-2 g of dried powdered devil's claw root three times a day; 4-5 ml of (1:5) tincture three times a day; or 400 mg of dry solid extract (3:1) three times a day.

      9. The following nutritional supplements are recommended: eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA; 1.8 g daily), vitamin E (400-800 IU daily), folic acid (under a doctor's supervision, 10-40 mg daily), and quercetin with bromelain (125-250 mg three times a day between meals).

      Herbal Aids

      The eliminative organs must be improved. Drink apple cider vinegar with honey and bathe the area in hot apple cider vinegar. To speed healing, take MCP pectin (one teaspoonful three times a day). Herbal teas work well to relieve pain. Tincture of lobelia with apple cider vinegar baths on the afflicted parts is very good. A good herb combination is equal parts of skullcap, valerian, and yarrow taken in tea form to assist in freeing the toxic waste from the tissues and to eliminate the waste through the various excretory organs.

  37. QUESTION:
    I am trying to find Homeopathic remedies for high cholesterol?
    If you have had success with a home remedy or herbal suppliment I would love to hear what worked for you.
    Thanks :)

    • ANSWER:
      The first answer is a piece of the puzzle. Oatmeal that is not processed is high in fiber and gently helps to remove toxic build up in the colon. These oats also contain fatty acids. Which are found more plentiful in Flax seeds.

      Omega 3 fatty acids from flax seeds has been shown to reduce cholesterol levels.

      For those who purchase fish oil, make sure its one that has high standards in purity. Meaning, they don't just remove the mercury, but they remove aluminum and other metals as well.

      Phytosterols found in leafy green spinach, cherries, and plant foods can be supplemented in a standardized form. They feed your endocrine system which is responsible for sending out proper hormonal signals. Cholesterol is an anti inflammatory hormone.

      Specific carbohydrates or sugars for proper immune function and not to be confused with sweeteners, are also essential to allowing the body to raise its own glutothione. They are present in nature but no longer plentiful in our modern plant foods. This also must be supplemented.

      The immune system starts in the gut or colon. This is why helping to support the elimination system like apple cider vinegar and such helps to enhance proper digestion. Un-congesting the colon un-congests the liver which is responsible for cholesterol production. Sometimes bad cholesterol lowers with a good cleanse, but its temporary if you don't stay away from refined foods.

      The truth? Cholesterol is a symptom of histamine problems or inflammatory problems, so high cholesterol does not mean its sticking and is not the cause of heart disease.

      Cholesterol drugs block fatty acids (Omega 3's) essential for proper brain function. Thats why the side affects of these drugs are foggy brain or depression.

  38. QUESTION:
    natural home remedy for body detox and colon cleanse?
    I want to lose weight and lower my blood pressure but I don't want to use those expensive supplements they always are advertising.

    • ANSWER:
      Your liver and toilet paper - the weight loss is minimal and it doesn't do a thing for blood pressure, but I hear exercise is great for both.

  39. QUESTION:
    What affordable suppliment can i get to help remove the 25 pounds of undigested food from my intestines?
    The fda say that we carry up to 25 pounds of undegeswted food in our intestines this is the cause of brerad and perservatives. There are a lot of things on the market to rid you body of this cancer causing waste. I want to know if there is anything that is cheaper tht i can use at home.

    • ANSWER:
      You can go to an herbal store and buy a colon cleanser. You can do it in the privacy of your own home. It is true about our waste building up in our intestines. after a colon cleanser you need to keep a well balanced eating pattern, lots of agua, and exercise. It keeps you regular. Did you know if John Wayne would of gotten one done, he would still be alive? There are home made remedies for these cleansers like; coffee grains and water, certain oils and water, of course to be administered through the rectum. Every one needs one sometime or another, It gets rid of waste and poundage. Look up homapathic drs. They believe in home remedies. Or just go down to the Herbal store. Ask questions. Besides there isn't a stupid question, only the one that was never asked. Asking is knowledge and it can save your life. Oh and this one is also a life saving factor...when you have to go...then go. Did you know that if you held your poo back that it can throw off your rectum. It will make you so impacted it could kill you. You kill your self with the poison your own body makes. So Cleanse away and love your body...it is the only one you have.

  40. QUESTION:
    Help me get rid of my recurring boils with home made tips.?
    Iam getting boils on my private parts .It is happening soon after my monthly periods.Plz help with some remedies.

    • ANSWER:
      Hi Arshia B

      Here are some ideas on how to heal the issue. Learn about detoxifing the blood for long term health (colon and liver cleansing).

      Cause
      The infection is usually due to the bacteria Staphylococcus aureus.

      Recurrent boils can occur in people with decreased immune function, diabetes, chronic gastrointestinal problems, under active thyroid, lowered resistance due to borderline nutrient deficiencies, and chronic emotional stress.

      ------------------------------...

      Natural Cures

      Note: Bursting a boil can spread it, leaving scars, and usually does no good until the core is expelled.

      Aromatherapy: Draw out the boil with bergamot, lavender, chamomile, and clary sage.

      Ayurveda: To bring boil to a head, apply a poultice of cooked onions. Wrap in cloth and do not apply onion directly to boils. Application of a paste of 1/2 teaspoon each of tumeric and ginger powder directly to boil.

      Diet: Eat plenty of green, orange, and yellow vegetables, which are cleansing (try to have at least four different types of green vegetables a day, and keep this up for at least six months). Increase fluids, drinking water throughout the day, and drinking water with juice of fresh lemon and one teaspoon of chlorophyll upon rising and before bed. Also avoid over-consumption of white sugar and white flour products.

      Flower Essences: Rescue Remedy Cream® can be applied (minimum four times a day) on unbroken skin around, but not directly on, boils. Flower essences for negative feelings surrounding the problem, such as Rescue Remedy® to help alleviate stress or Crab Apple for low self-esteem, negative body image, and feeling toxic.

      Herbs: A blend of the tinctures of echinacea, cleavers, and yellowdock in equal parts, taken one teaspoonful three times a day can help speed the healing time for boils. Additionally, drinking a cup of an infusion of nettle, preferably fresh herb, twice a day, can be helpful.

      Homeopathy: Bellis, Belladonna, Hepar sulph., Arnica, Silicea, Apis mel., Arsen alb., and Lachesis are all useful homeopathic remedies that can be taken alone or in combination with each other. Phytolacca is another useful remedy, but it must be taken alone.

      Hydrotherapy: Hydrotherapy is the application of water, ice, steam and hot and cold temperatures to maintain and restore health. Treatments include full body immersion, steam baths, saunas, sitz baths, colonic irrigation and the application of hot and/or cold compresses. Hydrotherapy is effective for treating a wide range of conditions and can easily be used in the home as part of a self-care program. Many Naturopathic Physicians, Physical Therapists and Day Spas use Hydrotherapy as part of treatment.
      *Purified water is essential for any hydrotherapy treatment. The section: Remedies for Treating Chlorinated Bath Water, offers clear instructions and recommendations.

      Juice Therapy: Juice of parsley, spinach, celery, and pineapple may help to purify the blood. As an alternative, beet root juice can also be used, and is a traditional remedy used in Europe to help treat boils.

      Nutritional Supplementation: The following nutrients can all be helpful for treating boils, due to their ability to boost immunity: garlic capsules, kelp, chlorophyll, proteolytic (pancreatic) enzymes (taken on empty stomach two to three times daily away from meals), vitamin A, beta carotene, vitamin E, coenzyme Q10, raw thymus glandular, and zinc.

      For boils compounded by chronic emotional stress, also consider adrenal and thymus glandulars, vitamin B5 (1 gram four times daily), and vitamin C (1 gram every hour).

      Topical Treatment: Apply a mixture of honey, the oil from vitamins E and A, and zinc oxide to the infected areas. Do this several times a day, up to once per hour. Other effective topical treatments include a poultice of goldenseal root powder paste, hot Epsom salt pack (two tablespoons in one cup water), tea tree oil, or a poultice of one part sesame oil and one part lime juice mixed and applied externally.

      Colloidal silver applied topically can also result in marked improvements.

      Alternative Professional Care
      If your symptoms persist despite the above measures, seek the help of a qualified health professional. The following professional care therapies have all been shown to be useful for treating and relieving the symptoms of boils: Detoxification Therapy, Environmental Medicine, Fasting, Guided Imagery, Magnetic Field Therapy, Naturopathic Medicine, Osteopathy, Oxygen Therapy, and Traditional Chinese Medicine.

      Best of health to you

  41. QUESTION:
    What is a quick, naural way to ease constipation?
    To be honest I would like a "home" remedy because I am too shy to buy anything. I eat All-Bran, lots of fruit and veggies....and still its been 3 days and my tummy really hurts. I do drink a lot of water also. I am very "shy" about BM's so I often do not go when I have to ....now I am afraid that I have wrecked my system.

    • ANSWER:
      Home Remedies for Constipation
      Constipation treatment using Bael Fruit
      Generally all fruits, except banana and jack fruit, are beneficial in the treatment of constipation. Certain fruits are, however, more effective. Bael fruit is regarded as the best of all laxatives. It cleans and tones up the intestines. Its regular use for two or three months throws out even the old accumulated faecal matter. It should be preferably taken in its original form and before dinner. About sixty grams of the fruit are sufficient for an adult.

      Constipation treatment using Pear
      Pears are beneficial in the treatment of constipation. Patients suffering from chronic constipation should adopt an exclusive diet of this fruit or it's juice for a few days, but in ordinary cases, a medium-sized pear taken after dinner or with breakfast will have the desired effect.

      Constipation treatment using Guava
      Guava is another effective remedy for constipation. When eaten with seeds, it provides roughage to the diet and helps in the normal evacuation of the bowels. One or two guavas should be taken everyday.

      Constipation treatment using Grapes
      Grapes have proved very beneficial in overcoming constipation. The combination of the properties of the cellulose, sugar, and organic acid in grapes make them a laxative food. Their field of action is not limited to clearing the bowels only. They also tone up the stomach and intestines and relieve the most chronic constipation. One should take at least 350 gm of this fruit daily to achieve the desired results. When fresh grapes are not available, raisins, soaked in water, can be used. Raisins should be soaked for twenty-four to forty-eight hours. This will make them swell to the original size of the grapes. They should be eaten early in the morning, along with the water in which they have been soaked.

      Constipation treatment using Orange
      Orange is also beneficial in the treatment of constipation. Taking one or two oranges at bedtime and again on rising in the morning is an excellent way of stimulating the bowels. The general stimulating influence of orange juice excites peristaltic activity and helps prevent the accumulation of food residue in the colon.

      Constipation treatment using Papaya and Figs
      Other fruits specific for constipation are papaya and figs. Half a medium-sized papaya should be eaten at breakfast for it to act as a laxative. Both fresh and dry figs have a laxative effect. Four or five dry figs should be soaked overnight in a little water and eaten in the morning.

      Constipation treatment using Spinach
      Among the vegetables, spinach has been considered to be the most vital food for the entire digestive tract from time immemorial. Raw spinach contains the finest organic material for the cleansing, reconstruction, and regeneration of the intestinal tract. Raw spinach juice-100 ml, mixed with an equal quantity of water and taken twice daily, will cure the most aggravated cases of constipation within a few days.

      Constipation treatment using Other Remedies
      Half a lime, squeezed is a glass of hot water, with half a teaspoon of salt is also an effective remedy for constipation. Drinking water which has been kept overnight in a copper vessel, first thing in the morning, brings good results. Linseed (alse) is extremely useful in difficult cases of constipation. A teaspoon of linseed swallowed with water before each meal provides both roughage and lubrication.

      Constipation diet
      Natural and simple diet consisting of unrefined foods
      The most important factor in curing constipation is a natural and simple diet. This should consist of unrefined foods such as wholegrain cereals, bran, honey, lentils, green and leafy vegetables, fresh and dry fruits, and milk products in the form of butter, ghee, and cream. The diet alone is not enough.

      Chew food properly, Avoid hurried meals and irregular meals
      Food should be properly chewed. Hurried meals and meals at odd times should be avoided. Sugar and sugary foods should be strictly avoided. Foods which constipate are all products made of white flour, rice, bread, pulses, cakes, pastries, biscuits, cheese, fleshy foods, preserves, white sugar, and hard-boiled eggs.

      Other Constipation treatments
      Fresh air, outdoor games and exercise
      Toning up the muscles also helps in the treatment of constipation. Fresh air, outdoor games, walking, swimming, and exercise play an important role in strengthening the muscles, and thereby preventing constipation.

  42. QUESTION:
    Any ideas on what causes dark circles under the eyes, and any remedies?
    Dark circles under the eyes are totally unattractive. Any solutions other than "cover ups" ? Do you know what causes this?

    • ANSWER:
      There are many causes of dark circles, from age, heredity, allergies, cold or sinus infection, bone structure and glasses which are not so commonly known.
      http://www.mydarkcirclesblog.com/2006/11/27/causes-of-dark-circles/

      If you would like to apply home remedies to reduce dark circles, here are some of my suggestions:
      Buy a box of regular, old fashioned unflavored gelatin (e.g. Knox) from grocery store. Take a small cup or bowl and put in 1 teaspoon of the gelatin mix. Add one tablespoon of boiling water & stir for a minute. Test it on your wrist to make sure it is not too hot. Then, using a cotton ball, pat it under your eyes as you would an eye cream or gel. Go lie down and listen to some music, or take a bath & let it stay on for at least 30 minutes. Then just rinse it off.Gelatin is very high in Vitamin K & Biotin. It will not remove your dark circles on the first application (but you will notice a difference), but if you do it daily for a week, and then 2-3 times a week for maintenance, you should notice a drastic reduction in dark circles.
      http://www.mydarkcirclesblog.com/2007/01/01/special-spa-home-remedy-to-reduce-dark-circles/

      To hide dark circles, you can use YSL concealer or salmon concealer..
      http://www.mydarkcirclesblog.com .. tips on how to reduce dark circles, the causes of dark circles, home remedies, eye creams reviews, make up tips, and natural healer.

      http://www.cleansecolonblog.com Cleanse Colon Blog writes about colon cleanse home remedies and review colon cleanse products.

  43. QUESTION:
    home remedy to cleanse your colon the lose weight and keep it off?
    natural remedy? quick, makes pounds drop, keeps the weight off,safe,no chemicals,no pills

    thanks
    b.i.t.c.h's i said NO PILLS OR THINGS I CANT MAKE AT HOME!

    • ANSWER:
      First check out what is your blood group and what diet is good for your health .

      Basically there are 3 types of Diet

      + ----- HIGHLY BENEFICIAL, FOOD ACTS LIKE MEDICINE
      O ----- NEUTRAL FOOD
      X ----- AVOID, FOOD ACTS LIKE A POISON

      Check out what diet helps lose or gain weight and what diet is really good to be healthy based on your blood group .

      Inorder to Lose Weight eat 5 Small meals every 2 hours a day . Inorder to Gain Weight eat 5 Big meal every 2 hours a day.

      -Blood group O is for Old.- Type O.

      http://www.diskovery.co.in/how_to_loose_weight__how_to_gain_weight

      "FOODS ENCOURAGE WEIGHT GAIN"
      Sweetcorn
      Kidney beans
      Cabbage
      Brussel sprout
      Cauliflower

      "FOODS ENCOURAGE WEIGHT LOSS"
      Liv 52
      Euterpe Oleracea
      Sea food
      Iodized salt
      Liver
      Red meat
      Spinach
      Broccoli

      -Blood group A is for Agrarian.-__ Type A.

      http://www.diskovery.co.in/how_to_loose_weight__how_to_gain_weight

      "FOODS ENCOURAGE WEIGHT GAIN"
      Meat
      Dairy foods
      Kidney beans
      Lima beans
      Wheat

      "FOODS ENCOURAGE WEIGHT LOSS"
      Liv 52
      Euterpe Oleracea
      Vegetable oils
      Soya foods
      Vegetables
      Pineapple

      -Blood group B is for Balance.-__ Type B.

      http://www.diskovery.co.in/how_to_loose_weight__how_to_gain_weight

      "FOODS ENCOURAGE WEIGHT GAIN"
      Lentils
      Sweetcorn
      Peanuts
      Sesame seeds
      Buckwheat
      Wheat

      "FOODS ENCOURAGE WEIGHT LOSS"
      Liv 52
      Euterpe Oleracea
      Green vege
      Meat
      Lamb Liver
      Eggs

      __ Blood group Type AB.

      http://www.diskovery.co.in/how_to_loose_weight__how_to_gain_weight

      "FOODS ENCOURAGE WEIGHT GAIN"
      Red meat
      Kidney beans
      Seeds
      Sweetcorn
      Buckwheat

      "FOODS ENCOURAGE WEIGHT LOSS"
      Liv 52
      Euterpe Oleracea
      Tofu
      Seafood
      Green vege
      Dairy products
      Alkaline fruits
      Pineapples

      Along with diet Burn Calories Learn Dancing and Exercise with NINTENDO WII or SONY PS2 PS3
      Check these games with Dance Mat

      For WII
      http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_ss_gw?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=wii+dance+mat

      for SONY PS2
      http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_ss_gw?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=ps2+dance+mat

      For SONY PS3
      http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_ss_gw?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=ps3+dance+mat

  44. QUESTION:
    How do you get rid of dark circles that are really noticeable?
    I thought i wasn't sleeping enough but then when i started taking naps nothing changed.My skin is really light and the dark circles are really dark so it looks wierd when my eyes are dark but the rest of my face is light, how do i get rid of them?

    • ANSWER:
      There are many causes of dark circles, from age, heredity, allergies, cold or sinus infection, bone structure and glasses which are not so commonly known.
      http://www.mydarkcirclesblog.com/2006/11/27/causes-of-dark-circles/

      If you would like to apply home remedies to reduce dark circles, here are some of my suggestions:
      Buy a box of regular, old fashioned unflavored gelatin (e.g. Knox) from grocery store. Take a small cup or bowl and put in 1 teaspoon of the gelatin mix. Add one tablespoon of boiling water & stir for a minute. Test it on your wrist to make sure it is not too hot. Then, using a cotton ball, pat it under your eyes as you would an eye cream or gel. Go lie down and listen to some music, or take a bath & let it stay on for at least 30 minutes. Then just rinse it off.Gelatin is very high in Vitamin K & Biotin. It will not remove your dark circles on the first application (but you will notice a difference), but if you do it daily for a week, and then 2-3 times a week for maintenance, you should notice a drastic reduction in dark circles.
      http://www.mydarkcirclesblog.com/2007/01/01/special-spa-home-remedy-to-reduce-dark-circles/

      To hide dark circles, you can use YSL concealer or salmon concealer..
      http://www.mydarkcirclesblog.com tips on how to reduce dark circles, the causes of dark circles, home remedies, eye creams reviews, make up tips, and natural healer.

      http://www.cleansecolonblog.com Cleanse Colon Blog writes about colon cleanse home remedies and review colon cleanse products.

  45. QUESTION:
    How do you get rid of dark circles under your eyes and the bags?
    I know that this is weird that I am a guy and asking this question, but it is terrible and gets to the point where people question my amount of sleep everyday or that they claim that I look stoned or high. I dont do drugs and I get plenty of sleep. About 9-10 hours a day. I am 15 and please dont answer with just wear make up.

    • ANSWER:
      There are many causes of dark circles, from age, heredity, allergies, cold or sinus infection, bone structure and glasses which are not so commonly known.
      http://www.mydarkcirclesblog.com/2006/11/27/causes-of-dark-circles/

      If you would like to apply home remedies to reduce dark circles, here are some of my suggestions:
      Buy a box of regular, old fashioned unflavored gelatin (e.g. Knox) from grocery store. Take a small cup or bowl and put in 1 teaspoon of the gelatin mix. Add one tablespoon of boiling water & stir for a minute. Test it on your wrist to make sure it is not too hot. Then, using a cotton ball, pat it under your eyes as you would an eye cream or gel. Go lie down and listen to some music, or take a bath & let it stay on for at least 30 minutes. Then just rinse it off.Gelatin is very high in Vitamin K & Biotin. It will not remove your dark circles on the first application (but you will notice a difference), but if you do it daily for a week, and then 2-3 times a week for maintenance, you should notice a drastic reduction in dark circles.
      http://www.mydarkcirclesblog.com/2007/01/01/special-spa-home-remedy-to-reduce-dark-circles/

      To hide dark circles, you can use YSL concealer or salmon concealer..
      http://www.mydarkcirclesblog.com tips on how to reduce dark circles, the causes of dark circles, home remedies, eye creams reviews, make up tips, and natural healer.

      http://www.cleansecolonblog.com Cleanse Colon Blog writes about colon cleanse home remedies and review colon cleanse products.

  46. QUESTION:
    How do I get rid of dark circles around my eyes?
    I know the main reason they may be there is sleep but I get plenty of sleep. So please dont tell me its that. But yea for the longest time since I can remember I've had dark circles..... How do I get them off?

    • ANSWER:
      There are many causes of dark circles, from age, heredity, allergies, cold or sinus infection, bone structure and glasses which are not so commonly known.
      http://www.mydarkcirclesblog.com/2006/11/27/causes-of-dark-circles/

      If you would like to apply home remedies to reduce dark circles, here are some of my suggestions:
      Buy a box of regular, old fashioned unflavored gelatin (e.g. Knox) from grocery store. Take a small cup or bowl and put in 1 teaspoon of the gelatin mix. Add one tablespoon of boiling water & stir for a minute. Test it on your wrist to make sure it is not too hot. Then, using a cotton ball, pat it under your eyes as you would an eye cream or gel. Go lie down and listen to some music, or take a bath & let it stay on for at least 30 minutes. Then just rinse it off.Gelatin is very high in Vitamin K & Biotin. It will not remove your dark circles on the first application (but you will notice a difference), but if you do it daily for a week, and then 2-3 times a week for maintenance, you should notice a drastic reduction in dark circles.
      http://www.mydarkcirclesblog.com/2007/01/01/special-spa-home-remedy-to-reduce-dark-circles/

      To hide dark circles, you can use YSL concealer or salmon concealer..
      http://www.mydarkcirclesblog.com .. tips on how to reduce dark circles, the causes of dark circles, home remedies, eye creams reviews, make up tips, and natural healer.

      http://www.cleansecolonblog.com Cleanse Colon Blog writes about colon cleanse home remedies and review colon cleanse products.

  47. QUESTION:
    How can i get rid of dark circles under my eyes. The creams are so expensive?
    At times I can't sleep well and get up at 4:00 A.m for work the creams that are advertised are so expensive. Can anyone help?

    • ANSWER:
      There are many causes of dark circles, from age, heredity, allergies, cold or sinus infection, bone structure and glasses which are not so commonly known.
      http://www.mydarkcirclesblog.com/2006/11/27/causes-of-dark-circles/

      If you would like to apply home remedies to reduce dark circles, here are some of my suggestions:
      Buy a box of regular, old fashioned unflavored gelatin (e.g. Knox) from grocery store. Take a small cup or bowl and put in 1 teaspoon of the gelatin mix. Add one tablespoon of boiling water & stir for a minute. Test it on your wrist to make sure it is not too hot. Then, using a cotton ball, pat it under your eyes as you would an eye cream or gel. Go lie down and listen to some music, or take a bath & let it stay on for at least 30 minutes. Then just rinse it off. Gelatin is very high in Vitamin K & Biotin. It will not remove your dark circles on the first application (but you will notice a difference), but if you do it daily for a week, and then 2-3 times a week for maintenance, you should notice a drastic reduction in dark circles.
      http://www.mydarkcirclesblog.com/2007/01/01/special-spa-home-remedy-to-reduce-dark-circles/

      To hide dark circles, you can use YSL concealer or salmon concealer.
      http://www.mydarkcirclesblog.com tips on how to reduce dark circles, the causes of dark circles, home remedies; eye creams reviews, make up tips, and natural healer.

      http://www.cleansecolonblog.com Cleanse Colon Blog writes about colon cleanse home remedies and review colons cleanse products.

  48. QUESTION:
    What are your favorite home health remedies?
    Tell us about your personal experiences, please.

    • ANSWER:
      Apple cider vinegar , garlic, olive oil, basil, mint ,rosemary and other cooking ingredients are`essential tools in my home remedy book..Apple cider vinegar is great for cleansing the digestive tract and lowering blood pressure as well as for douches and athlete's foot. Bacteria cannot survive in an acid environment. Garlic is rich in anti-oxidants, fights most cancers, improves the health-of the digestive tract, starting from the gums all the way down to the colon. Olive oil lubricates the intestines against constipation and makes the skin and hair softer and younger-looking. Water is the most important of all. We are 75% water, as such we need at least 7 - 8 glasses of pure filtered water per diem to keep us alive and healthy. Basil and mint are great for teas for soothing our minds, and for disinfecting our gums and throats."We are what we eat, " we say in Italy . We eat well , we love, we sing and we enjoy life. Yes,a real gift of GOD. .

  49. QUESTION:
    Is there any home remedies to get rid of Human Parasites?
    I just received a paper on unhealthy colons. That doctors finally discovered the real cause of 90% of all diseases. It is unhealthy colons. The Natural Medicine Association have come up with a cure and to get rid of the parasites that may and are living in our colons. The program they have is so costly at the start of .95.
    I was wondering if there is anyone out there who knows a cheaper way to cleanse the human body of parasites?
    The symptoms are...
    Constipation or diarrhea, chronic yeast infections, chronic fungus on hand/toe nails or nails become brittle or lost their luster.
    Getting sick or catching colds often, weight problems or rapid weight gain, acne, skin disorders,or skin dry or pal, mood swings or depression, premenstrual syndrome more intensified, low sex drive, lack of concentration, short term memory problems ,sleeping problems, being easily prone to diseases, frequent headaches, chronic urinary tract irritation/infections, arthritic bone pains,allergies,gas,ex....
    Why don't someone just put dewormer for humans on the market? They found it simple to for animals..why not humans?

    • ANSWER:
      There is a colon detoxification program called Colonix that I have been using for the past three months. It's a three-part program, part of which focuses on the removal of intestinal parasites. That part of the program is called Paranil, and it consists of four capsules a day, followed by a large glass of water. It's a proprietary herbal blend, containing things like garlic, black walnut hulls, and tons of other things.

      Although the entire program costs .00 for a one month supply, the Paranil is sold seperately for .00 a bottle (and it's even cheaper if you buy three at a time.)

      http://www.drnatura.com

      There are lots of other herbal parasite programs out there; you might check GNC or health food/vitamin stores to compare prices. The reason I suggested Paranil is because I've taken it myself, and the website has literally hundreds of positive verifiable testimonials. It's worth a look, anyway... as I said, I've been on the whole program for three months and I'm very impressed with it.

  50. QUESTION:
    What are your top 10 favourite home remedies for congested sinuses? Yes, 10, no cheating! ; ^ )?
    I know this isn't a sinus infection or flu (I've had BOTH this year and this is different). I'm pretty sure it's hayfever/pollen as it's just coming into spring here in Aus. I've got some over the counter medications and I'm downing Green Tea and spicy chili basil chicken. What are YOUR ideas?

    • ANSWER:
      1) Look at giving up dairy permanently.
      2) Ginger tea
      3) Look at using a neti pot--that is snorting warmed salted water. Works GREAT. Low tech. Low cost. Easy and good fer ya.
      4) Hot yourself up and put lots of chilis and cayenne in your body.
      5) If you decide you are having congested sinuses caused by allergies, look at Bioallers products. They've helped me alot.
      6) Put lots of fresh lemon and lime juice in your drinking water and diet. This really helps me!
      7) Look at purchasing some feverfew capsules or tincture. This is a classic simple for hayfever/allergy symptoms, and is not terribly expensive.
      8) Buy homeopathic Sabadilla or Solidago or Pulsatilla. Read some books about the homeopathic treatment of disease for the layperson such as Everybody's Guide to Homeopathic Medicine by Dana Ullman or (my preference) Homeopathic Medicine At Home by Maesimund Panos and Jane Heimlich. This should get you started. Homeopathic medicine is great, b/c it's inexpensive, highly effective, non-toxic and if you choose the wrong remedy for your symptom profile, it simply will not work, it won't hurt you.
      9) Put tons of greens and fresh veggies in your diet and massively cut down on the red meats, eggs and full fat (sometimes even ALL) dairy. Allergies are made much worse by eating lots of these foods.
      10) Go on a liver/gallbladder and colon cleanse using French clay and tonifying liver herbs. E-mail me if you want more info about this. In TCM, (Traditional Chinese Medicine), there is a huge relationship between the health of your colon and the health of your respiratory system.


home remedy colon cleanse

Recipes To Detoxify Your Body

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    Where can I find a good body cleanse recipe?
    I would like to detoxify my body but i don't want to spend alot of money.

    • ANSWER:
      Everyone keeps talking about detoxifying the body but what does that actually mean. If you stop eating toxins will start to build up in your body. The right way of getting rid of these toxins is to eat whole grain, unprocessed, fresh foods. Eat organic fruits, meats and vegetables and you'll be a lot better off than doing a rediculous detoxifying diet.

      Beginners Guide to Dieting - http://straighthealth.com/pages/guides/begdieting.html

  2. QUESTION:
    What are some good RAW vegetable recipes/smoothies?
    I am going to start eating a lot of raw veggies to loose wieght and for my general health and to detoxify my body. If you know of any good tasting recipes please share them! Also if someone knows which vegetebles produce the most alkali metals, can you let me know?

    • ANSWER:
      ew a vegetable smoothie? lol well I dunno about that but I think the v8 fusion drinks are good. Theyre good if you dont like to eat vegetables and one glass contains a whole serving of fruit and a whole serving of vegetables. And it tastes fruity.

  3. QUESTION:
    Is it good to detoxify? If so, what detoxification supplement can be taken?
    I have heard a lot of people talking about detoxifying their body. Is it good to that? Is there something better one can do to feel energized and healthy? If detoxifying the body is good to do, what is the best detoxification process to take? Please help me and thank you.

    • ANSWER:
      Detoxing your body is a great thing to do if you have been abusing it. That doesn't have to mean lots of alcohol or drugs, just that you have been loading it up with more toxins than your body can handle. You also need to consider whether you spend a lot of your time in a toxic environment - big cities, lots of exhaust fumes, industries near where you live pumping out crap into the air you breathe, contaminated drinking water ...

      The body uses the liver and kidneys in particular to process and eliminate toxins. Too much and these organs cannot cope, so your body stores them in fat.

      I've never taken supplements to detox, although I have friends and relatives who have used them and agree they help. Metagenics is the brand that they use, and they provide you with a booklet giving you a program and diet to follow.

      You can, however, detox just by changing your diet for about 6 weeks. If you want detailed info Dr Sandra Cabot wrote two books for the Liver and Bowel Cleansing diet, including plenty of recipes.

      As a start, here is what a general detox diet looks like:

      - Eliminate wheat and dairy
      - Eliminate gluten - rice, millet, tapioca, soy products are okay
      - Eat only fish and chicken as meat products, but not tuna, and try to get organic chicken or at least chicken that has not been fed hormones or treated with a lot of chemicals
      - Avoid peanuts, but almonds are very good
      - Eat eggs, chickpeas, and other legumes to keep your protein up
      - Avoid tinned and other highly processed foods
      - Eat plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables, but not bananas, and keep fruit to 2 or 3 pieces a day
      - Avoid cane sugar, use substitutes such as fructose or concentrated apple juice
      - Drink plenty of water to help flush out the toxins, try for filtered or natural spring water
      - No caffeine, and FYI green tea has caffeine in it
      - No alcohol, cigarettes, or other manufactured pharmaceuticals

      There is nothing wrong with taking on this diet anyway, even if you are not detoxing. I have found that I feel lighter after a meal and have more energy overall.

      To make sticking to the diet easier, I allow myself to have a meal a week where I don't worry about the diet.

      To find recipes, you can search on google, particularly good are gluten free recipes - it's amazing how many foods and products contain gluten.

      As for detox diets that identify a few specific foods or products that will perform the detox alone, without any change to your diet, I haven't tried any. I have my doubts that it is that simple.

      You can also take the detox diet a step further and eliminate all animal products. If you are going to try that method, then you need to be very careful to ensure that you have enough protein in your diet. It means you will need to eat a lot of legumes and nuts as substitutes.

      Good luck.

  4. QUESTION:
    What are some good RAW vegetable recipes/smoothies?
    I am going to start eating a lot of raw veggies to loose wieght and for my general health and to detoxify my body. If you know of any good tasting recipes please share them! Also if someone knows which vegetebles produce the most alkali metals, can you let me know?

    • ANSWER:
      I'm doubling up lecture, cucumber, tomatoes in daily meal, and green veggies.

  5. QUESTION:
    How to start a juice diet? What are the best recipes to start with?
    What are some good recipes to start with, that won't taste disgusting if you've never had vegetable juice before?

    • ANSWER:
      I lost 80 pounds do this in 3 months.. Eat apples. Here are some helpful tips.

      Apples are known to keep the doctor away, but recent studies have shown that three apples a day can also help you lose weight. The effectiveness of three apples a day was first noticed by dietitian Tammi Flynn who advised her clients to have an apple at mealtimes. This enabled her clients to break the weight loss plateau even when their diet and lifestyle wasn’t changed.

      Why Whole Fruit is Better
      Apples are a good source of vitamins, minerals and fiber and they are low in fat, sodium and calories. They can make you feel full for longer as the fiber they contain expands in the stomach. Hence, you require less food to satisfy your hunger. Apples should therefore be eaten just before every meal. The fiber is contained in the skin so you should ensure that you always eat unpeeled apples for greater health benefits.

      Advantages of Eating Apples
      Apples contain high levels of antioxidants and minerals, and low levels of sodium. Thus, they help prevent water retention in the body. They also help to detoxify the body by flushing out excess water from the body. Most importantly, apples are low on the hypoglycemic index. This means that consuming apples doesn’t increase your blood sugar. Instead, apples help to keep your blood sugar levels under control. Apples are also good for the heart as they contain high concentrations of pectin. Pectin keeps blood cholesterol under control by drawing the cholesterol out of the blood stream. Apples and apple sauce have been associated with better lung function and apple extracts have also been known to reduce the growth rate of breast cancer, but it’s best, in general, to eat apples in their raw form.

      Precautions
      It’s better to eat the fruit rather than drink the juice or have apple sauce because the juice and the sauce don’t contain as much fiber, vitamins or minerals as the fruit. Juices and sauces also contain added sugar and preservatives, and are more harmful than beneficial for your health. You must ensure that you rinse apples with water before eating them, as supermarkets generally wax apples to make them look attractive.

      Here are some tips to losing weight:
      If you want to lose weight and keep the weight off, it's not enough to reduce your diet. You'll have to exercise as well. If you're not used to exercise, start by walking for 30 minutes a day, then if you can manage that, gradually increase the time and your speed.

      Give up drinking alcohol.

      Avoid diet drinks such as Diet Coke and Diet 7up. They have no calories, but they taste as if they do, so your body will become confused. Drink mineral water when you are thirsty, with a little orange juice or apple juice added if you don't like the taste or water.

      Eat lots of vegetables with protein every day and reduce the amount of meat you eat.

  6. QUESTION:
    How can you detoxify radiation from your body?
    My mom recently had 9 mammograms and a chest X-ray all within 2 months. The technician had problems inserting the wires for a lumpectomy and repeatedly subjected my mom to mammograms. (He was reading the X-ray results incorrectly). As a result, she had at least 7 mammograms in 1 day, plus the original one in November which revealed the problem, then a density test to confirm the problem. My question is, how can you rid your body of the radiation? I know it is not safe to have that much radiation in a short amount of time.

    • ANSWER:
      What a great, caring daughter you are. I will eagerly look forward to the answers to this helpful question having received so much radiation for cancer myself years ago and recently receiving mega radiation from many cat scans and xrays given after a horrific high speed wrecks.

      I do know antioxidants help and I took heavy doses of them when I received radiation therapy for cancer and had very few of the side effects they said I would have from receiving radiation in general and more than they usually give due to certain circumstances I had some of the best are grapeseed extract and pychogenol..which is equal to 30 times that found in vit e and 50 times more than vit c. vit e, c, selenium, melatonin, and CoQ10 are antioxidants..there are many more and a quick search will find those.

      First take Dr Richard
      Schulze's intestinal cleanse two. You take it 6 times a day

      it literally draws numerous harmful substances out of your intestines, especially heavy metals like mercury and lead, even carcinogenic radioactive materials like strontium 90. I can give you the formula if you email me and to make it is much cheaper than buying it. I do have Schulze's formula..it works best and is recommended to be taken with formula 1 which I recommend buying as making it makes you couch and sneeze too much when putting it into capsules I have found..some herbs in it does this. Intestinal cleanse two (and one) is found at this link

      http://www.herbdoc.com/p20.asp

      kombu seaweed is found to help..more is at this link find at health food store..the book dining in the raw (get at eBay or amazon or health food store has a lot of good recipes using seaweeds)

      http://www.naturodoc.com/library/detox/Modifilan-about.htm

      Clay help but it is in the formula two so if you take that don't really need to take the clay..more info here
      http://www.magneticclay.com/radiation_clays.php

      from this website

      http://claybaths.com.au/professional/radiation.html magnetic clay baths were recommended here as being very helpful..

      http://www.whale.to/v/cassel.html

      highly recommended is essiac tea which will also help prevent cancer relapse an improve general health http://www.premium-essiac-tea-4less.com/Relapse-prevention.html

      in researching this answer I came across this article http://curezone.com/forums/fm.asp?i=1018601#i it suggests the whole world has now been exposed to radiation via our use in Iraq of depleted uranium equal to a quarter million Nagasaki bombs so I would suggest we all do these things to try to remove radiation from our bodies. Some think the epidemic of breast cancer stems from nuclear testing in Nevada in the 50s and now we have all been exposed to so much more.

      I gleaned this quote Another simple way to assist in the removal of radiation is to make a simple tea from the culinary herb, Thyme. Use one level tablespoon of Thyme to one pint of boiling water and steep for twenty minutes. After cooling and straining it, suggested recipes say to drink two cups a day. The tea also works toward cleansing and building the blood lymphatics and the thyroid and thymus, in addition to assisting in the elimination of radiation poisoning! Kelp has also been known to help reduce radiation poisoning. A very effective and relaxing way to assist in the clearing processes of radiation from the body is to take a radiation detox bath. These baths include a tried and true, old-time, natural formula containing specialty clays such as Aulterra Clay, (which was tested on Chernobyl victims.) It was found to remove and radiation from the body within 18 hours, and seemed to help clear the body of radiation more quickly! In addition the bath has herbs and spices known to enhance the removal of radiation from the body such as the aforementioned Thyme.

      the same website also talks of success with this -- One is the amazing Spiderwort plant, also known as Tradescantiassp.

      http://curezone.com/forums/search.asp?q=removing+radiation&action=CureZone+Search
      you may find some further help here

      also might try cilantro (like make a cilantro pesto)..this removes heavy metals and may be of help or cilantro tincture./

  7. QUESTION:
    What are some good vegetable detox recipe books?
    I'm considering detoxing but I want to have some recipes to do so. Any suggestions?

    • ANSWER:
      A Detox Diet (also called a cleansing diet) will remove toxins and poisons from your body. The idea of a good detox diet is to eat pure and natural foods that will aid the function of the lymph, kidneys, and liver. All foods that hinder the regime will be avoided.

      Detox diets are controversial. Many feel that most of the so-called "medical science" presented in these diets is nothing more than fiction. It is true that most of these diets have quite severe restrictions, and should be embarked upon with great care.

      Detoxifying Your Body

      Generally most detox diets will contain the following foods:

      Organic food and drink (no pesticides or fungicides).
      Whole unprocessed foods (grains, nuts, seeds, etc).
      High mix of vegetables and fruit.
      2 liters of water per day
      Certain herbs such as Psyllium seed, Licorice root, Yucca root, Milk thistle seed, Gentian root, to aid the detoxifying process.

      Most detox programs will avoid the following:

      Alcohol, caffeine, tobacco, and drugs
      Processed and refined foods
      Certain supplements (due to the amount of additives).

      Reduction of Stress

      Many detox regimes are holistic in outlook. It is important to address other areas of stress in your life, and examine lifestyle as a whole.
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      Clean Detox Recipes: Vegetable Juice
      Beets - Due to red beet juice’s higher content of iron, it is thought to regenerate and reactivate red blood cells.

      Carrots - Drinking carrot juice is thought to be beneficial for the liver due to Vitamin A’s cleansing effects.

      Cucumbers – Cucumber juice is thought to clean your kidneys, lower high blood pressure and improve skin problems.

      Parsley – Parsley is one of the highest sources of chlorophyll which helps to oxidize the blood. It is thought to help clean the kidneys, liver and urinary tract.
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      Clean Detox Vegetable Juice Recipe

      Ingredients

      4 Medium Carrots (washed and cut into thirds)
      1 Large Red Beet (washed and quartered)
      10 Sprigs Parsley (flat or curly leaf)
      1 4 Inch Piece of Cucumber

      Directions
      Put each of the ingredients into your juicer.
      Make sure to process the parsley as a bunch and in between the solid vegetables so that it all gets juiced.
      Pour into a glass and drink within 10 minutes so as not to lose any vital nutrients
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      Rejuvenating Veggie Juice
      Drink this juice daily for vibrant health. It contains vitamins and minerals that are restorative and support the body in re-generating healthy cells.
      Serves 1

      Ingredients:
      4 medium carrots
      1 large beet
      3 stalks of celery
      2 large kale leaves
      1 inch piece ginger

      Preparation:
      Wash the carrots and cut into 3 inch pieces.
      Wash and peel the beet and cut into 2 inch slices.
      Wash the celery and kale and slice into smaler pieces.
      Process the carrot, beet, kale, ginger and celery with your juicer.

      ~ drink within 10 minutes to gain the optimal benefits from this juice and to avoid oxidation and loss of vital nutrients and enzymes.
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  8. QUESTION:
    Does anyone know of a recipe to boost the immune system?
    I have a brother who's handicapped who get sick alot during the winter. My mom has the juiceman juicer. I would appreciate any veggie or fruit recipes to boost the immune system. My mom lost the little booklet that came with the juicer. Thank you!!!

    • ANSWER:
      It is said that you can not boost your immune system, you can only optimize your immune system. With that said,
      Juicing is a great way to optimize your immune system. I would suggest anything green first, as chlorophyll has a great way of inducing the immune system by supplying it with antioxidants and rebuilding the blood, and detoxifying the system. Celery (a light tasting juice for a base), spinach (not too much as it has oxalic acid that binds to calcium), kale (one of the most nutritent dense green), wheat grass (just a little, as it is one strong detoxifier and could let all his toxins out at once which has flu-llike symptoms to the body), and add just a touch of parsley (highest Vitamin C, but a strong taste). Next would be to add some color to the juice like carrots (beta carotene-Vitamin A ), and something sweet to get it to go down good, like apples or pears (no citrus as that requires different acidity than the other vegetables/fruit in the stomache and could cause a stomach ache). I like to also add a banana if you want to make it more of a smoothie, but do that in the blender, not the juicer (very messy!).

  9. QUESTION:
    Can anyone provide me simple and effective colon & liver cleanse recipe please?
    Hi there,
    I am thinking to do a liver cleanse 1st time in my 24 years of my life.After reading a lot of articles,I have learnt that it it is ideal to perform a colon cleanse before doing a liver cleanse.I am hoping that it will be help me in lose weight and also help me with my acne problems.I would really appreciate it if anyone have a simple and effective homemade recipe.Thank you.

    • ANSWER:
      The best way to detox is to get hold of a liver. Oh, you have one? Great.
      Now just stand there and let it detoxify your body. Partner it with some kidneys and you've got the most efficient body detox system known to man.
      And you don't even have to wait for it to come in the mail, or give a credit card number!
      There is no build up of bad plaque, toxins, or sludge in a normal, reasonably healthy system.
      If this was the case we would have people dying left and right from malnutrition since their small intestines couldn't absorb nutrients.
      The majority of the water from food and what we drink is reabsorbed through the colon, if our colons were clogged we would all be walking around looking like sponges right?
      Detoxing is ridding the system - liver, kidneys, and intestines of toxins both internal and environmental. Our liver and kidneys aren't clogged with toxins. Otherwise we would be dead.
      The liver does in fact get layered with fat if we become overweight.
      We "cleanse and detox" naturally 24 hours a day through respiration, sweat, liver, kidneys, urine, and feces.
      We can help by eating a healthy diet with minimal added sugar and salt.
      Lots of fresh fruit, vegetables, whole grain foods, lean meat cuts, fresh fish, beans, peas, brown rice, raw nuts, and barley keep a system as healthy and as clean as it can be.
      Minimal alcohol, caffeine, soda.
      Read food labels. If you can't pronounce it, don't put it in your body.
      A healthy high fiber diet works every time. Increases the speed and efficiency of the digestive system and helps the body rid itself of both internal and environmental toxins.
      Cleanses actually flush out the beneficial bacteria and enzymes in the digestive system.
      Search "gut flora" to learn about the beneficial bacteria we need in our colon.
      We have more beneficial bacteria in our digestive systems than all the cells in our bodies!
      Did you know the digestive system is one of the largest contributors to our immune system?
      Spend your money in the produce department to speed your detox.
      A healthy diet will also help the acne.
      Good luck and good health.

  10. QUESTION:
    Is there too much sugar in Kombucha tea for it to be healthy?
    Hello!
    I started brewing Kombucha at home but am wondering if it is really healthy given the fact that you add 1 cup of sugar to 3 quarts of water to brew the tea ( in the recipe I use, anyway). It seems like a lot of sugar. I know it is part of the fermentation process. When I buy it bottled (GT's Kombucha) it has a low sugar content according to the nutritional information panel--just 4g per serving. Does the fermentation get rid of some of it?

    Also, I just read a post regarding kidney failure and Kombucha--anyone heard of this? I only drink a few oz. a day.

    • ANSWER:
      First of the sugar content gets diminished during fermentation because that is what the Kombucha feeds off of. The longer you let your tea ferment, the lower your sugar quantity will be.

      When the Kombucha is still bubbling it taste like young wine and contains more alcohol (and sugar). The longer you wait, the more sour it gets, and the less sugar it has. You can test the tea by taking a spoonful and tasting it.

      I also agree that it is not healthy to replace the sugar with Sweet N Low.

      I have heard about the kidney failure, but that only happens if you already have kidney problems, and drink a lot of Kombucha. The reason for it is that Kombucha detoxifies the body, and everything goes through the kidney's. If your kidney's are weak or you drink more than the suggested amount of Kombucha, then you could potentially have problems.

      Here is a link to a GREAT Yahoo Kombucha group. There are a lot of knowledgeable people on there and you can ask any questions you want: http://health.groups.yahoo.com/group/KOMBUCHAGOODNESS/

      And if I can be of more assistance, please feel free to contact me.

  11. QUESTION:
    How many calories do i need to eat and burn to lose weight?
    I'm 15 years old, 5'11, 190pounds with 29% body fat. i want to know howmany calories i need to eat and burn inorder to lose 1 pound a week

    • ANSWER:
      The Secrets have been in our family recipes, some even date back as far as 3000 BC. For years our Ancient

      ancestors have been using natural herbs and spices to heal and cure, even to take the weight off.

      For example: The Ancient Mayans used cayenne pepper which has been studied to increase the rate of metabolism of

      fats and carbohydrates. Some Additional research also indicates that cayenne increases production of epinephrine

      and nor epinephrine which together decrease appetite.

      The Chinese have used ginger root for years for all sorts of things like cleansing the colon, reduce spasms and

      cramps, stimulate water retention, earache, diarrhea, nausea and vomiting, stimulate circulation, and of course

      to aid the metabolism. HCA (Hydroxycitric Acid), a natural appetite suppressant found in the rind of a small

      tropical fruit, Garcinia cambogia has been used as a condiment in Thai and Indian cuisine for years.

      Bromelain which is found in pineapple is very useful in helping with the digestion of fat producing enzymes that

      help curve the appetite that has been used by the Hawaiians and Tahitians for many generations for medicine

      purposes.

      The powerful health and healing qualities of natural Apple Cider Vinegar have been known and used since 3,000

      B.C... Cider vinegar is a powerful detoxifying and purifying agent. It breaks down fatty, mucous and phlegm

      deposits within the body. The List goes on.

  12. QUESTION:
    what is a good recipe for detoxifying your body?
    I want to do some sort of inner cleansing maybe a liquid fast for a couple of days, any ideas? I don't want to starve myself but i don't want any food just liquid

    • ANSWER:
      There is a place called GNC- (General Nutrition Center) They have all sorts of stuff for that. I am sure you could find it on line somewhere. I never checked. They are all over the place where I live. (MN.,USA) The people who work there are very knowledgeable, I am sure they could help!

  13. QUESTION:
    What can I do with fresh Turmeric?
    I bought some and don't know what to do with it! Every recipe calls for powder. I am interested in dietary ideas as well as cosmetic and medicinal.

    • ANSWER:
      Use fresh turmeric just like ginger. Peel it, grate it and add along with ginger and garlic in your curries. The amount of fresh tumeric would be about 1"x1" per teaspoon of dtied turmeric powder.
      Fresh Turmeric can also be used to make Chutney just like, fresh ginger.
      One thing you do not want to do is dry it out and than grind it to a powder. The fresh mature ginger needs to be boiled to a pukp and than dried and ground to make Turmeric powder.

      You can always grind fresh turmeric along with Vitamin E, Aloe-vera,and Almond oil. You can search the net for right proprtions. This paste helps lighten skin color, remove wrinkles, and is an excellent moisturizer.

      Turmeric in general has proven to be excellent for memory, and is credited for low rate of Alzheimer's disease in India.

      Click on following for nutrition profile
      http://www.indiacurry.com/nprofiles/turmeric.htm

      Turmeric (Curcumin) Nutrition Profile

      Turmeric is called "Haldi". Haldi is derived from Sanskrit name "Haridra". Turmeric is one of the basic ingredients used in making most of the Indian Curries. At this point I cant help mentioning one other customary use of Turmeric. The bride and bridegroom in India get a massage with specially formulated mix of Turmeric powder, Yogurt, Wholegrain wheat flour and Mustard oil. The result is a tanned body with a light yellow color that glows under candlelight. In United States, Turmeric is used in making pour-able mustard. Turmeric contains a compound "Curcumin", that gives it the distinct yellow color. For centuries, Turmeric has been used in Ayurvedic and Chinese medicine. The German Commission E has approved turmeric for a variety of digestive disorders.

      Nutrients per teaspoon of ground turmeric powder.
      Energy: 8 kCal
      Protein: 7 g
      Fats: .22g (Saturated: .069, monounsaturated: .037, mostly polyunsaturated)
      Fiber: .5 g
      Moisture: .25 g
      Ash: .13 g
      Calcium: 4 mg
      Iron: .91 mg
      Magnesium: 4 mg
      Phosphorus: 6 mg
      Potassium: 56 mg
      Copper: .013 mg
      Manganese: .172 mg

      Health Benefits
      Antibiotic . When applied topically, it prevents bacterial infection and aids in healing wounds, cuts, bruises.
      Anti-inflammatory , and anti-ulcerative properties, orally, and topically. Curcumin has shown to reduce the inflammation of the uvea. It helps relieve the symptoms of osteoarthritis by reducing inflammation.
      Curcumin increases detoxifying enzymes in the liver and protect it from from toxins such as carbon tetrachloride and acetominophen (caused by alcohol abuse or pain killers).
      Helps the production of bile emptying the gallbladder. In the process it helps break down fats. It reduces secretion of acid from the stomach and protects against inflammation along the intestinal walls. it strengthens digestion and helps improve intestinal flora. It aids in the digestion of protein.
      Lowers cholesterol levels and inhibits the oxidation of LDL. Oxidized LDL results in forming plaque in the walls of blood vessels. Turmeric also prevents platelet build up along the walls of an injured blood vessel. Platelets collecting at the site of a damaged blood vessel cause blood clots to form and blockage of the artery.
      Anti-cancer properties. It inhibits growth of leukemia, colon caner, oral cancer, prostate and breast cancers. When applied topically, inhibits growth of skin cancer.
      Reduces the destructive activity of parasites or roundworms.
      Alzheimer's Disease. In animal studies, it has been found to reduce actual Amyloid plaque, and recover some of the damage from oxidation and inflammation.

      Medicinal dosage
      Normal dosage for average adult: ¼ teaspoon of ground Turmeric taken twice a day.
      Turmeric should not be used in medicinal dosage during pregnancy or by people suffering from gall bladder disease. Excessive use could cause stomach ulcers.

  14. QUESTION:
    What is the recipe for the diet drink that beyonce knowles used to lose weight?
    and how many times a day should i drink it?

    • ANSWER:
      thats just a temp fix and you will gain it all back.

      According to research, the "Master Cleanse" is a liquid diet that purports to cleanse and detoxify the body while reportedly stimulating healthy tissue growth. Also known as the "Master Cleanse Lemonade Fast," the "Lemonade Diet," or the "Lemonade Fast," the liquid diet fast was popularized by a book named The Master Cleanse by Stanley Burroughs.
      Though Beyonce said that she also ate vegetables during the 14 days that she followed the diet fast, the Master Cleanse fast has been described as consisting of "a concoction of fresh lime or lemon juice, maple syrup, and cayenne pepper mixed with water," that is consumed 6 - 12 times a day, along with an "herbal laxative tea... taken twice a day, and no other food is consumed."

  15. QUESTION:
    Can someone give me a website or recipe for a liver detox?
    Is it crucial to do a colon and kidney detox before undergoing the liver detox? Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      It isn't crucial to detox at all.
      The idea of detoxifying or purifying the body of harmful substances has been around for centuries and cycles back into popularity now and again.

      We are not full of toxins, the body and the colon are self cleansing.
      season”, health specialists say that people’s drive to purge their bodies of toxins can, in fact, be harmful.

      Catherine Collins, chief dietician at St George’s Hospital in southwest London, said she saw dozens of patients suffering side-effects ranging from bowel problems to potassium depletion. “There is a fixation with the notion that we can detoxify the body through what we eat and drink, but the whole idea has no scientific basis,” said Dr Collins.

  16. QUESTION:
    How to reduce pimples fast and why does my skin get oily these days?
    it seems like my face gets oily very fast and i have more pimples on cheeks rather than forehead. How can I lose pimples by this saturday...help plz?

    • ANSWER:
      It may be because of your diet. It's true when they say "You are what you eat" D: If you eat too much junk food then your face will break out.
      For the oil try:
      1. Use a gentle gel cleanser. A creamy face wash may leave a residue on your skin, prompting a greasy feel and oily look.

      2. Wash twice a day -- no more. Too much washing can dry out your skin, causing it to produce even more oil.

      3. Tone carefully. Look for a toner without alcohol, which can cause skin to become dry. Instead, choose a toner with witch hazel or other soothing ingredients, and use after every wash.

      4. Blot away shine. Use a blotting paper, made especially to absorb oil without ruining makeup, during the day when you need to squelch shine. Don't cake on lots of powder, which can settle into fine lines and look heavy.

      5. Try a mask. A clay-based mask, used once or twice a week, cleanses pores (which often become blocked on women with oily skin).

      6. Rule out any skin conditions. If you notice your skin becoming more oily, flaky, or breaking out more often, see your dermatologist. He or she may diagnose you with a mild skin condition such as rosacea or seborrhea, which are easily treatable with prescription topical medications.

      And for the zit try this:

      Lemon Juice Applied Directly to Acne

      Lemon juice contains one of the AHAs or Alpha Hydroxy Acids which is citric acid. It works by sloughing off dead skin, promoting skin elasticity, and enabling new skin cell growth rise from underneath. It also flushes out pores and keeps your skin feeling fresh and bright.

      Lemon Juice Topical Recipe / Instructions

      1. Ensure your skin is clean.
      2. Squeeze 1 teaspoon of lemon juice into a small bowl. Use a cotton ball to soak up some juice. Dilute it with water if it burns.
      3. Dab the juice onto your pimples, whiteheads, blackheads, and pimples.
      4. Leave on over night and rinse in the morning. Apply it again (under your makeup if you’re female).
      5. If you find the lemon juice too strong too leave on, even diluted with water, wash it off after 10 minutes in cold water.

      Expect improvements with this remedy after about 2 weeks. At this time, add a gentle cleanser with glycolic acid, like B. Kamins cleanser for normal to oily skin combination.

      It is possible that your acne is only one symptom of your body not receiving enough nutrients, vitamins, minerals or liquids. Therefore, consider detoxifying your body, which gets to the root cause of many diseases, including acne.

      The e-book, Acne no More is an excellent read about the power of detoxifying your system, and learning how to care for your body the right way. I highly recommend it.

      Lemon Juice Drink for Acne

      You can use the lemon juice remedy for internal cleansing or detoxifying of the liver and for absorption of important minerals and vitamins. This drink is one of the healthiest juices for your skin and body that is refreshing, easy to drink, and simplest to make.

      In fact, it has so many health benefits aside from clearing acne, that everyone (who isn’t allergic) should be drinking it. This remedy's benefits include:

      * eliminating acid waste because it contains minerals (potassium, Vitamin C),
      * alleviating constipation,
      * cleansing the liver with citric acid and building up enzymes to eliminate blood toxins,
      * aiding in digestion
      * removing kidney and pancreatic stones, and
      * removing calcium deposits in the body.

      Recipe for cleansing acne:

      Lemon Juice Remedy Variation #1:

      1. Squeeze 1 lemon into glass or bottle.
      2. Add 2 cups of water (8oz each).
      3. Drink the juice throughout the day.

      Lemon Juice Remedy Variation #2:

      1. Squeeze 1 lemon 1 cup (8oz) of warm filtered or boiled water.
      2. Drink it first thing in the morning.
      3. Don’t drink or eat for half an hour after to allow the juice to cleanse your body.

      Do not use this remedy if you have allergies, ulcers, or arthritis.

  17. QUESTION:
    What colon cleanse product and/or recipe do you recommend?
    And what was your experience/result using it?

    • ANSWER:
      The best way to cleanse and detox is to get hold of a liver. Oh, you have one? Great.
      Now just stand there and let it detoxify your body. Partner it with some kidneys and you've got the most efficient body cleanse and detox system known to man.
      And you don't even have to wait for it to come in the mail, or give a credit card number!
      There is no build up of bad plaque, toxins, or sludge in a normal, reasonably healthy system.
      If this was the case we would have people dying left and right from malnutrition since their small intestines couldn't absorb nutrients. The majority of the water from food and what we drink is reabsorbed through the colon, if our colons were clogged we would all be walking around looking like sponges right?
      Detoxing is ridding the system - liver, kidneys, and intestines of toxins both internal and environmental. Our liver and kidneys aren't clogged with toxins. Otherwise we would be dead. The liver does in fact get layered with fat if we become overweight.
      We "cleanse and detox" naturally 24 hours a day through respiration, sweat, liver, kidneys, urine, and feces.
      We can help by eating a healthy diet with minimal processed and refined foods. THey are loaded with additives, concentrates, and preservatives mostly in added sugars and salts.
      Lots of fresh fruit, vegetables, whole grain foods, lean meat cuts, fresh fish, beans, peas, brown rice, raw nuts, and barley keep a system as healthy and as clean as it can be.
      Minimal alcohol, caffeine, soda.
      Read food labels. If you can't pronounce it, don't put it in your body.
      A healthy high fiber diet of whole fresh foods works every time. Increases the speed and efficiency of the digestive system and helps the body rid itself of both normal internal and environmental toxins.
      Cleanses actually flush out the beneficial bacteria and enzymes in the digestive system.
      Search "gut flora" to learn about the beneficial bacteria we need in our colon.
      We have more beneficial bacteria in our digestive systems than all the cells in our bodies!
      Did you know the digestive system is one of the largest contributors to our immune system?
      Spend your money in the produce department to speed your detox.
      Good luck and good health.

  18. QUESTION:
    How do you get rid of pimples over night?
    I have two right on my chin area and I'm guilty or popping them. They started to turn into scabs but it's still acne. Are there any ways to get rid of them and other sports with ache over night?

    • ANSWER:
      Lemon Juice Applied Directly to Acne

      Lemon juice contains one of the AHAs or Alpha Hydroxy Acids which is citric acid. It works by sloughing off dead skin, promoting skin elasticity, and enabling new skin cell growth rise from underneath. It also flushes out pores and keeps your skin feeling fresh and bright.

      Lemon Juice Topical Recipe / Instructions

      1. Ensure your skin is clean.
      2. Squeeze 1 teaspoon of lemon juice into a small bowl. Use a cotton ball to soak up some juice. Dilute it with water if it burns.
      3. Dab the juice onto your pimples, whiteheads, blackheads, and pimples.
      4. Leave on over night and rinse in the morning. Apply it again (under your makeup if you’re female).
      5. If you find the lemon juice too strong too leave on, even diluted with water, wash it off after 10 minutes in cold water.

      Expect improvements with this remedy after about 2 weeks. At this time, add a gentle cleanser with glycolic acid, like B. Kamins cleanser for normal to oily skin combination.

      It is possible that your acne is only one symptom of your body not receiving enough nutrients, vitamins, minerals or liquids. Therefore, consider detoxifying your body, which gets to the root cause of many diseases, including acne.

      The e-book, Acne no More is an excellent read about the power of detoxifying your system, and learning how to care for your body the right way. I highly recommend it.

      Lemon Juice Drink for Acne

      You can use the lemon juice remedy for internal cleansing or detoxifying of the liver and for absorption of important minerals and vitamins. This drink is one of the healthiest juices for your skin and body that is refreshing, easy to drink, and simplest to make.

      In fact, it has so many health benefits aside from clearing acne, that everyone (who isn’t allergic) should be drinking it. This remedy's benefits include:

      * eliminating acid waste because it contains minerals (potassium, Vitamin C),
      * alleviating constipation,
      * cleansing the liver with citric acid and building up enzymes to eliminate blood toxins,
      * aiding in digestion
      * removing kidney and pancreatic stones, and
      * removing calcium deposits in the body.

      Recipe for cleansing acne:

      Lemon Juice Remedy Variation #1:

      1. Squeeze 1 lemon into glass or bottle.
      2. Add 2 cups of water (8oz each).
      3. Drink the juice throughout the day.

      Lemon Juice Remedy Variation #2:

      1. Squeeze 1 lemon 1 cup (8oz) of warm filtered or boiled water.
      2. Drink it first thing in the morning.
      3. Don’t drink or eat for half an hour after to allow the juice to cleanse your body.

      Do not use this remedy if you have allergies, ulcers, or arthritis.

  19. QUESTION:
    What should I do to get rid of pimples?
    I am 17 years old and I suffer from pimples for about 8 months.. i have many pimples on my face and it's darkening it...what should i do?

    • ANSWER:
      Lemon Juice Applied Directly to Acne

      Lemon juice contains one of the AHAs or Alpha Hydroxy Acids which is citric acid. It works by sloughing off dead skin, promoting skin elasticity, and enabling new skin cell growth rise from underneath. It also flushes out pores and keeps your skin feeling fresh and bright.

      Lemon Juice Topical Recipe / Instructions

      1. Ensure your skin is clean.
      2. Squeeze 1 teaspoon of lemon juice into a small bowl. Use a cotton ball to soak up some juice. Dilute it with water if it burns.
      3. Dab the juice onto your pimples, whiteheads, blackheads, and pimples.
      4. Leave on over night and rinse in the morning. Apply it again (under your makeup if you’re female).
      5. If you find the lemon juice too strong too leave on, even diluted with water, wash it off after 10 minutes in cold water.

      Expect improvements with this remedy after about 2 weeks. At this time, add a gentle cleanser with glycolic acid, like B. Kamins cleanser for normal to oily skin combination.

      It is possible that your acne is only one symptom of your body not receiving enough nutrients, vitamins, minerals or liquids. Therefore, consider detoxifying your body, which gets to the root cause of many diseases, including acne.

      The e-book, Acne no More is an excellent read about the power of detoxifying your system, and learning how to care for your body the right way. I highly recommend it.

      Lemon Juice Drink for Acne

      You can use the lemon juice remedy for internal cleansing or detoxifying of the liver and for absorption of important minerals and vitamins. This drink is one of the healthiest juices for your skin and body that is refreshing, easy to drink, and simplest to make.

      In fact, it has so many health benefits aside from clearing acne, that everyone (who isn’t allergic) should be drinking it. This remedy's benefits include:

      * eliminating acid waste because it contains minerals (potassium, Vitamin C),
      * alleviating constipation,
      * cleansing the liver with citric acid and building up enzymes to eliminate blood toxins,
      * aiding in digestion
      * removing kidney and pancreatic stones, and
      * removing calcium deposits in the body.

      Recipe for cleansing acne:

      Lemon Juice Remedy Variation #1:

      1. Squeeze 1 lemon into glass or bottle.
      2. Add 2 cups of water (8oz each).
      3. Drink the juice throughout the day.

      Lemon Juice Remedy Variation #2:

      1. Squeeze 1 lemon 1 cup (8oz) of warm filtered or boiled water.
      2. Drink it first thing in the morning.
      3. Don’t drink or eat for half an hour after to allow the juice to cleanse your body.

      Do not use this remedy if you have allergies, ulcers, or arthritis.

  20. QUESTION:
    I'd like to try my hand on making herbal teas?
    Does anyone know how or have good tea recipes?

    • ANSWER:
      Common kitchen herbs include basil, thyme, rosemary, oregano and mint. They are easy to grow and can often be grown in pots on a windowsill. These are just a few. There are many more. You can buy seeds or starter plants at your local nursery.

      Garden herbs may be flowers, bushes, trees and weeds. Some common ones include roses (use petals, leaves and rose hips), violets (use flowers and leaves); birch, blackberry and raspberry leaves; chickweed, dandelions and goldenrod.

      How do you know what is edible?

      You can find a list of poisonous plants on the U.S. Army Website at chppm-www.apgea.army.mil/ento/plant.htm. If any doubt, look up the plant first. Roots cannot be eaten or drank, so leave them out. Also, in most cases, stems are not used. Many unripe berries are poisonous. Check to see what plants are edible when ripe.

      Don't be afraid to mix herbs.

      Some of the best, boldest tasting teas are a healthy mixture of flowers, herbs and weeds. Consider mixing dandelion greens with rose petals and raspberry leaves. Pour boiling water over the mixture and smell the aromatherapy properties. Experiment with your favorites to suite your taste.

      Try steeping your herbs and plants (preferably in a glass pot so you can enjoy their colors) for a few minutes, then keep the tea on a low warmer to sip from all day long.

      Healthful benefits abound.

      Plants are loaded with vitamins, antioxidants, minerals, soluble fiber and essential oils which help strengthen the immune system and detoxify the body. Mixing greens, blossoms and herbs in one potful of tea will give you a deeper variety of healthful benefits with every sip.

      Easy to plant or purchase, there are many ways to experience and enjoy herbal teas your way all year long.

  21. QUESTION:
    What's the quickest way to lose 5 pounds in a week?
    I mean with EXERCISING. Not like a diet pill, or throwing up. Something responsible, please!

    • ANSWER:
      http://www.wass-up.com/forum/archive/index.php/t-39626.html
      http://www.woxy.com/boards/showthread.php?p=534502
      http://forum.ebaumsworld.com/showthread.php?t=40399
      http://www.fightingarts.com/ubbthreads/showflat.php?Number=15814312
      http://answers.yahoo.com/question/?qid=1006041507864
      http://www.mybestweight.com/contactus.asp
      http://www.kengrossman.com/lose_weight.php?ovmkt=6IBUCE5PFREK32OQVUQ7160Q88&OVRAW=quickest%20way%20to%20lose%20weight&OVKEY=quickest%20way%20to%20lose%20weight&OVMTC=standard

      Breakfast
      Start the day with a glass of fresh juice, herbal tea, plain filtered water, or filtered water with a squeeze of fresh lemon or lime juice. If you can drink your lemon/lime "tea" without sweetener, all the better, but if you must you can add honey, real maple syrup, date or maple sugar. When you wake up in the morning your body is still eliminating the food you ate the day before. You don't want to tax your body by forcing it to begin digesting another meal, so from the time you wake up until noon, you'll eat nothing but fresh or frozen Fruit. No canned Fruit. If you like, you may also drink freshly made Fruit juice that you make yourself, or purchase from a juice bar or grocer that extracts it's juices daily. No canned, bottled or frozen juice concentrates. Heating Fruit destroys all it's benefits to your body including the enzymes needed to itself digest properly.

      If you have trouble digesting Fruit you may try eating celery or lettuce with your Fruit. If you do choose to combine these veggies with your Fruit, try eliminating them after a few days and you'll most likely find that your body has adjusted to the Fruit and you're now able to digest things you couldn't eat before without discomfort.

      Check out the UnDiet Fruit recipes for some delicious alternatives to a simple bowl of Fruit.

      Lunch
      You want to try to make 70% of each meal raw veggies (or fresh Fruit) as this is what facilitates the digestion of your food, helping you to lose weight. I can't always make every meal with 70% raw veggies, but I try and I've even come up with some creative ways to introduce raw veggies into dishes that I wouldn't normally have added them to (see Raw Veggies ).

      10-20 minutes before lunch drink a glass of fresh veggie juice, fresh Fruit juice, herbal tea, or filtered water.

      Make a vegetable salad. Use any dressing that contains no preservatives, sugars, chemicals, or high fructose corn syrup. Don't worry about using oil in your dressing, although if you can cut back on the oil by adding a little more balsamic vinegar, lemon or lime juice go ahead. Note: I love balsamic vinegar, but it is a dead food and it's much better for your system to use lemon, lime or orange juice instead. However, since the idea is to eat as healthy as you can and still enjoy your food, pick your deviations.

      I found it very difficult to eat a completely raw veggie salad during the winter months so I would saute or roast up some veggie combos such as:

      eggplant and onion
      bell peppers, eggplant and onion
      zucchini and onion
      mushrooms, zucchini and onion
      potatoes and onions
      potatoes, zucchini or bell peppers and onion
      You get the idea, make up your own veggie combos. I try to use veggies that I wouldn't like served raw. Let cool until warm and serve on bed of lettuce and /or other raw veggies. Drizzle dressing over all. Make sure that at least 70% of the salad is raw veggies.

      Or you may prefer having raw veggie sticks for lunch, plain or with a dip. Just make sure that the dip is chemical and sugar free. Check out the UnDiet Vegetable Dip recipes.

      Snack (if desired)
      Best snack to continue detoxifying your body is fresh Fruit. Next best is raw vegetables.

      Beverages

      Best choice is filtered water or herbal teas. Next best is: decaf black tea, decaf coffee (hot or cold) made from filtered water - no milk although cream is okay since it's mostly fat. I usually keep a pitcher of one of the following in the fridge: any Celestial Seasonings Zinger teas, or Good Earth decaf. I also love to squeeze a little fresh lemon or lime juice into my water.

      Dinner
      20-30 minutes before dinner drink a glass of fresh veggie juice, fresh Fruit juice, herbal tea, or filtered water.

      A Fruit or veggie salad, or if you need something warm for dinner:

      *vegetable or mock chicken broth with fresh vegetables both cooked, and raw as a garnish (diced or shredded tomatoes, zucchini, carrot, avocados, red onion, or mushrooms are great raw garnishes). Try to keep 70% of the soup raw veggies.

      *steamed vegetables, mixed with 70% raw veggies (if you must use cheese try to use nondairy cheese which you can find in most supermarkets and health food stores)

      *bowl of chopped Fruit, warmed with spices such as pumpkin pie spice, cinnamon, or vanilla

      Snacks
      *best choice is fresh Fruit or fresh Fruit juice
      *raw veggies
      *warmed vegetables, plain or with salt and butter or any other spice you like
      *veggie soup

      Stop eating by 8pm. If you can't that's okay, but at least allow 2 and preferably 3 hours between your last meal (20 minutes if Fruit) and when you go to bed.

      If you're primarily eating from the basic UnDiet plan it's a good idea to switch to Produce Power for one day a week. If you've been on Protein Blast for any amount of time take 3-5 days on Produce Power to clean your system out.
      http://www.newcreations.net/kco/diet/producepower.html

      Fitness and subsequently fat-loss is a three-edged sword, weight training, aerobics and nutrition. One is not more important than the other. One alone is not the answer.
      Aerobics are also an important part of weight loss both directly and indirectly. During approximately the first 20 minutes of aerobic exercise, the body burns simple sugars and carbohydrates stored as glycogen in the muscles and liver. After the stores are depleted, then the fat stores are tapped for energy. This trains the body to utilize fat for energy. This type of exercise, as the name implies, is aerobic and requires oxygen to metabolize the fat for energy. Remember, what the body doesn't do often, the body losses it's ability to do efficiently. No aerobic exercise means the body's ability to metabolize fat and it's ability
      to supply oxygen to the muscles for work diminishes.
      http://www.womenfitness.net/fastweight.htm

      Eat -
      1. A glass of skimmed milk
      2. Brown bread
      3. Lots of green leafy vegetables
      4. A supply of cereals
      5. Lots of water.
      6. Corn flakes.
      7. Fresh fruits or fresh juice and soups

      Avoid -
      1. Meat in any form
      2. Pork
      3. Ham
      4. Beef
      5. Alchoholic drinks
      6. Smoking
      7. Tensions and worries, anger, fraustration
      8. Tea/coffee overintake
      9. Burger, Pizza, Heavy junk food, cola

      Along with this, do a little exercise, as tiold by doctor, practice yoga, read funny books. Relax
      http://harshad.wordpress.com
      http://agneya2.blogspot.com

  22. QUESTION:
    How many calories should i eat on the atkins diet?
    I calculated my RMR and it says i burn around 1300 calories every single day. I dont do much exercise, just the usual clean around the house and walking while shopping.. I do alot of that. Should i eat 1300 calories? should i bump it up or down if im doing the atkins diet?

    • ANSWER:
      Females need appx. 2000 calories a day & males 2500 calories. BMR is based on a sleep state.

      1300 calories would be considered a semi starvation diet & would shut down your metabolism. Low carb does not work properly with low calories or low fat. You may still lose "weight" but it will be mostly water & the body's own lean tissues.

      When you lower carbs, you must fuel your body with dietary fats - 65% of total calories, otherwise the body will stay in glycolysis (burning sugar/glucose for fuel) & convert protein to glucose which will force the body to catabolize it's own lean tissues (including vital organs, like the heart) for nutrition.

      The body will not release fat stores unless there is more than adequate fuel calories & nutrition. When the body shuts down the metabolism, it protects fat stores & releases lean tissues which due to their high caloric needs become a burden to the system. Late stage anorexics are 50% fat & bones, life ceases when there is no lean tissues left or the heart muscle is so ravaged that it can no longer function.

      You closed out other question before I got to submit my answer on - how to start the program -

      I *highly* recommend starting Atkins program on a Friday (if you work Mon-Fri). The first day is fine but the second & third day is rough - work is not the best place to be - better on your days off. By the fourth day you'll be feeling much better.

      I recommend dissolving half teaspoon each of UNrefined salt, potassium & ascorbic acid (vit.C) in 6-8 oz of water & drink every morning to replenish electrolytes. This should alleviate fatigue, headaches, dizziness or constipation caused by dehydration. Make sure you drink lots of water.

      Refined salt may not be healthy, but UNrefined salt is vital to good health.

      Salt and water work together to do important work in your body, including stimulating your metabolism, helping you detoxify, and making sure your nerves, hormones and immune system function properly.

      Unrefined salt contains over 80 minerals. Natural (unrefined) Salt is 85 % Sodium Chloride and Processed (refined) Salt is 98 % Sodium Chloride. The refining process ensures that salt won't go rancid, but eliminates all of salt's life-sustaining properties.

      "Carbing up" is not a great idea, but if you want to get in some of your fav carbs (PIZZA) before starting, that's cool too. You can have pizza after a couple of weeks on Atkins program but it's different & you have to make it yourself but it's real easy.

      Thin and Crispy Pizza -

      http://www.lowcarbfriends.com/bbs/recipe-forum-sticky-threads/549376-thin-crispy-pizza-crust-easiest-ever-pics-included.html

      Ketosis takes 3 days to start & 6 weeks to complete. Athletes studied did not speed up the process. It takes 2-3 weeks to become fat adapted enough to perform athletically at same levels. "Carb cycling" during this period will cause the body to shut down the metabolism to await a return to carbs.

      The first 2 weeks when foods are limited you still eat a high fiber diet - just these 4 foods which should be eaten daily during induction, gives you 33.5grams of dietery fiber - well over the RDA of 25g & much higher than the Standard American Diet. After 2 weeks, you are allowed almost all nonstarchy vegs (less than 25g net carbs in week 3)

      21g total carbs - 13g fiber - 8g net carbs - Lettuce, Romaine- 1 head
      12g total carbs - 8g fiber - 4g net carbs - Celery - 4 cups chopped
      6g total carbs - 4.5g fiber - 1.5g net carbs - half an avocado
      8g total carbs - 8g fiber - .5g net carbs - Flaxseed 1 ounce 4T
      --------------------------------------…
      47g total carbs - 33.5g fiber - 14g net carbs

      * Dietary fiber RDA (recommended daily allowance) values are based on 25 grams of dietary fiber per day. It is generally recommended that adults eat 25 - 30 grams of dietary fiber per day.

      Every day you should be eating these 2 items. If you need additional fat or calories, you can add a tablespoon of virgin coconut oil to the ground flax seed cereal. I highly recommend virgin coconut oil for people needing quick energy - coconut oil is the only fat that is converted to quick energy like a carb.

      Half an avocado mashed with 2 ounces of mayo seasoned with cayenne & eaten with pork rinds or celery.

      Ground flax seed (4 Tbsp) 1/4 cup water, artificial sweetener, mix in a raw egg - let sit 10 min. to absorb liquid, put some cream cheese in the middle & nuke 2 min for daily fiber needs.

      You can lose more body fat eating protein & fat (don't eat protein alone) than not eating AT ALL. To lose weight fast, eat all you want, but nothing but meat, eggs, healthy oils, mayo, butter & half an avocado a day (for added potassium). Keep the calories high & the fat percentage high, at least 65% of calories. Green vegetables & some cheese will continue weight loss but at a slower pace.

      The first 2 weeks eat several cups a day of (mostly) lettuce & celery, cucumbers, radishes, mushrooms, peppers & more variety of vegetables thereafter - add 5 grams per day additional every week (20 grams day first 2 weeks, 25grams 3rd week, 30grams 4th week etc) til you gain weight, then subtract 10grams. That will be your personal carb level (everyone is different & depends on how active you are.)

      Start with meat, fats & salads for 2 weeks and then slowly add in more green veg, wk4 fresh cheeses, wk5 nuts & seeds, wk6 berries, wk7 legumes, wk8 other fruits, wk9 starchy veg, wk10 whole grains. You will learn how your body reacts to different foods.

      The first week is just water weight but fat is lost thereafter if you keep your calories high enough. Otherwise the body will strip it's own lean tissue for nutrition. Although that may look great on a scale it will make it MUCH easier to accumulate fat in the future (since all that pesky lean tissue burning up calories will be gone). The body won't release fat stores if you lower calories below what it needs. It will slow metabolism to compensate & store every spare ounce as fat. If you continue lowering calories, it will continue lowering the set point, til it can survive off nothing & store fat on anything. The body will only release it's fat stores if it knows there is plenty of nutritious food.

      Eating carbs while trying to lose body fat is terribly inefficient. When in glycolysis (burning glucose as fuel) you have to lower your calories (which slows your metabolism) & exercise heavily to deplete your glycogen stores before burning body fat.

      The core of Atkins program is converting the body from glycolysis (burning glucose as fuel) to ketosis (burning fat as fuel). Dietary fat levels need to be at >65% of total calories, if not, the body will still remain in glycolysis by converting 58% of excess protein into glucose (via gluconeogenesis).

      It takes about 3 days to convert a body to ketosis, (but only one bite to convert back to glycolysis). People feel sluggish the first week but most feel better than ever thereafter.

      Carbohydrates (sugar, flour, bread, cereal, pasta, potatoes, rice, beans) trigger insulin (the ONLY fat storage hormone). Protein triggers the fat burning hormone glucagon.

      Simple carbs are addictive & can be disastrous to health. The best way to break the addiction is NO carbs for 3 days. Make a huge batch of deviled eggs, eat one every time you want "something" - have huge omelets with bacon, sausage, peppers, mushrooms & cheese. Pork chops smothered with peppers, mushrooms & cheese - pork rinds & dip or tuna/chicken/turkey/egg salad - steaks - a huge sugar free cheese cake. Eat so much you won't feel deprived of anything. By the 4th day, the addiction will be gone & you can start making healthy choices.

      High insulin levels promote inflammation, weight gain, hunger & unbalance other hormones. Controlling insulin levels will balance out other hormones & allow human growth hormone (HGH) to be produced naturally so lean muscle will be gained even without exercise.

      As long as you have <9grams carbs per hour, you will maintain insulin control & shouldn't gain weight, no matter the calories because insulin, the fat storage hormone is not activated. Many people gain weight on high carb, do low carb to lose weight & then are shocked when they return to high carb & gain weight. Many people can return to moderate carb levels but very few can really eat all they want of sugar & maintain weight or health.

      I am adamantly opposed to low calorie dieting because most people lose a good portion of lean tissue (including vital organs like the heart) along with fat stores. There is no nutrition in fat stores, only energy.

      There is no reason to ever go off a low carb way of eating, you slowly re introduce carbs to your way of eating & as long as you don't exceed 9grams of carbs an hour (144 carbs a day) you won't trigger insulin (the fat storage hormone) no matter the calories. Most of us do low carb most of the time & if we cheat & slip back into low carb the next day. I still cheat with sugar occasionally. It's just not a regular part of my life (as it was preAtkins, 6 years ago, when I felt it controlled me & I had no control)

      The rungs to reintroduction of carbs in 5 gram units - all available to very active people in as little as 11 weeks. Make sure you do them in order & you can skip a rung if you do not intend to include it in your permanent way of eating, such as the alcohol rung.:
      * (minimum week 3 - maximum 25grams day) Acceptable vegetables, larger quantities
      * (minimum week 4 - maximum 30grams day) Add 5grams Fresh cheese
      * (minimum week 5 - maximum 35grams day) Add 5grams Nuts and seeds
      * (minimum week 6 - maximum 40grams day) Add 5grams Berries
      * (minimum week 7 - maximum 45grams day) Alcohol can be added if desired
      * (minimum week 8 - maximum 50grams day) Add 5grams Legume

  23. QUESTION:
    How are at home detoxifying wraps?
    Has anyone ever done an at home detoxifying wrap? If so, how was it. I am also looking for a recipe for one and where to buy the supplies

    • ANSWER:
      In my opinion, two of the best ways to detox the body are with European Green Clay and Swedish Bitters. I have a great website you can go to for ordering these in a variety of different forms from powder and extract to poultice and mud. The website is www.hopeint.org. The reason I suggest these two is that they not only detox the body but heal during and after the detox! The Clay helps you to regain mineral deficiencies and the Bitters heal almost every disease known to man. If you are taking medications, of course read the directions for taking the detoxes with them.

  24. QUESTION:
    What is a good acne treatment if I am only getting it on the left side (your left) of my nose?
    i have a pretty clear face, but my nose has a bunch of blackheads and then on the left side, i get a lot of pimples. i use clean & clear right now, the whole 3 step thing, it's not working very well, but it smells good. Is there something more potent over the counter, or should i go to a dermatologist?

    • ANSWER:
      well you can try using lemon juice... it seem like it will help you because it unclogs pores

      Lemon juice contains one of the AHAs or Alpha Hydroxy Acids which is citric acid. It works by sloughing off dead skin, promoting skin elasticity, and enabling new skin cell growth rise from underneath. It also flushes out pores and keeps your skin feeling fresh and bright.

      Lemon Juice Topical Recipe / Instructions

      Ensure your skin is clean.
      Squeeze 1 teaspoon of lemon juice into a small bowl. Use a cotton ball to soak up some juice. Dilute it with water if it burns.
      Dab the juice onto your pimples, whiteheads, blackheads, and pimples.
      Leave on over night and rinse in the morning. Apply it again (under your makeup if you’re female).
      If you find the lemon juice too strong too leave on, even diluted with water, wash it off after 10 minutes in cold water.

      Expect improvements with this remedy after about 2 weeks. At this time, add a gentle cleanser with glycolic acid, like B. Kamins cleanser for normal to oily skin combination.

      Lemon Juice Drink for Acne

      You can use the lemon juice remedy for internal cleansing or detoxifying of the liver and for absorption of important minerals and vitamins. This drink is one of the healthiest juices for your skin and body that is refreshing, easy to drink, and simplest to make.

      In fact, it has so many health benefits aside from clearing acne, that everyone (who isn’t allergic) should be drinking it. This remedy's benefits include:

      eliminating acid waste because it contains minerals (potassium, Vitamin C),
      alleviating constipation,
      cleansing the liver with citric acid and building up enzymes to eliminate blood toxins,
      aiding in digestion
      removing kidney and pancreatic stones, and
      removing calcium deposits in the body.

      Recipe for cleansing acne:

      Lemon Juice Remedy Variation #1:

      Squeeze 1 lemon into glass or bottle.
      Add 2 cups of water (8oz each).
      Drink the juice throughout the day.

      Lemon Juice Remedy Variation #2:

      Squeeze 1 lemon 1 cup (8oz) of warm filtered or boiled water.
      Drink it first thing in the morning.
      Don’t drink or eat for half an hour after to allow the juice to cleanse your body.

      Do not use this remedy if you have allergies, ulcers, or arthritis.

  25. QUESTION:
    what is a homemade detox recipie?
    that i can follow for like 7 days
    i want to stay healthy.

    • ANSWER:
      Detoxification refers to the process of removing toxic substances from the body. For most people, this means the residue of all of the undigested unhealthy foods that we spend so much time consuming. Benefits of using detox a recipe includes that you will both bring your body to a healthier level, and help you with weight loss.

      A detox recipe may include a diversity of ingredients, depending on which area of your body you want to cleanse, as well as what your personal tastes and preferences are. The goal is to detoxify your body with healing foods that will revive your body from within, and increase your energy and overall wellbeing.

      Lemon Detox Diet Recipe

      One of the easiest detox recipes to make is a lemon drink for replacement of all solid foods for a period of up to a week or even two. You could also simply substitute a meal or two each day with the lemon beverage if you prefer. This drink is created by adding two tablespoons of brown rice syrup along with two tablespoons of fresh lemon juice to a glass full of water. You may add a dash of fresh grated ginger for taste and to help your digestive system function. Use in place of solid food whenever hunger strikes.

      Fresh Fruit Detox Recipes

      Fresh fruit like bananas, apples and strawberries can be used to whip up satisfying detox salads. You can use strawberries, lemon zest, extra soft tofu, and honey to make a deilghtful dessert.

      The apple detox diet advises three days of eating only apples and applesauce, and drinking apple juice and cider. Fruit is a great way of cleansing the body and bringing wellness and vitality to your life.

      Prior to having a new detox recipe, you should spend, at the minimum, seven days eating a light nutritional fare for cleansing your colon and readying your body for the more dynamic detox recipes. This includes avoiding junk foods, and maintaining the healthy diet for a full week. Look for detox recipes which include only wholesome ingredients like fresh fruits and vegetables, extra-virgin olive oil, unsalted nuts and seeds, and herbal teas.

  26. QUESTION:
    How do you get rid of pimples without using products?
    Product as in proativ or something. It doesn't work for me.
    Proactiv*

    • ANSWER:
      Lemon Juice Applied Directly to Acne

      Lemon juice contains one of the AHAs or Alpha Hydroxy Acids which is citric acid. It works by sloughing off dead skin, promoting skin elasticity, and enabling new skin cell growth rise from underneath. It also flushes out pores and keeps your skin feeling fresh and bright.

      Lemon Juice Topical Recipe / Instructions

      1. Ensure your skin is clean.
      2. Squeeze 1 teaspoon of lemon juice into a small bowl. Use a cotton ball to soak up some juice. Dilute it with water if it burns.
      3. Dab the juice onto your pimples, whiteheads, blackheads, and pimples.
      4. Leave on over night and rinse in the morning. Apply it again (under your makeup if you’re female).
      5. If you find the lemon juice too strong too leave on, even diluted with water, wash it off after 10 minutes in cold water.

      Expect improvements with this remedy after about 2 weeks. At this time, add a gentle cleanser with glycolic acid, like B. Kamins cleanser for normal to oily skin combination.

      It is possible that your acne is only one symptom of your body not receiving enough nutrients, vitamins, minerals or liquids. Therefore, consider detoxifying your body, which gets to the root cause of many diseases, including acne.

      The e-book, Acne no More is an excellent read about the power of detoxifying your system, and learning how to care for your body the right way. I highly recommend it.

      Lemon Juice Drink for Acne

      You can use the lemon juice remedy for internal cleansing or detoxifying of the liver and for absorption of important minerals and vitamins. This drink is one of the healthiest juices for your skin and body that is refreshing, easy to drink, and simplest to make.

      In fact, it has so many health benefits aside from clearing acne, that everyone (who isn’t allergic) should be drinking it. This remedy's benefits include:

      * eliminating acid waste because it contains minerals (potassium, Vitamin C),
      * alleviating constipation,
      * cleansing the liver with citric acid and building up enzymes to eliminate blood toxins,
      * aiding in digestion
      * removing kidney and pancreatic stones, and
      * removing calcium deposits in the body.

      Recipe for cleansing acne:

      Lemon Juice Remedy Variation #1:

      1. Squeeze 1 lemon into glass or bottle.
      2. Add 2 cups of water (8oz each).
      3. Drink the juice throughout the day.

      Lemon Juice Remedy Variation #2:

      1. Squeeze 1 lemon 1 cup (8oz) of warm filtered or boiled water.
      2. Drink it first thing in the morning.
      3. Don’t drink or eat for half an hour after to allow the juice to cleanse your body.

      Do not use this remedy if you have allergies, ulcers, or arthritis.

  27. QUESTION:
    How to clear up acne, with at home products?
    Lately, my forehead has been breaking out so bad & also my right cheek .
    It's been bugging me because.. I just hate pimples, as does everyone else.
    Does anybody know some at-home products that could help cure or prevent acne or blackheads & such ? :)

    • ANSWER:
      Lemon Juice Applied Directly to Acne

      Lemon juice contains one of the AHAs or Alpha Hydroxy Acids which is citric acid. It works by sloughing off dead skin, promoting skin elasticity, and enabling new skin cell growth rise from underneath. It also flushes out pores and keeps your skin feeling fresh and bright.

      Lemon Juice Topical Recipe / Instructions

      1. Ensure your skin is clean.
      2. Squeeze 1 teaspoon of lemon juice into a small bowl. Use a cotton ball to soak up some juice. Dilute it with water if it burns.
      3. Dab the juice onto your pimples, whiteheads, blackheads, and pimples.
      4. Leave on over night and rinse in the morning. Apply it again (under your makeup if you’re female).
      5. If you find the lemon juice too strong too leave on, even diluted with water, wash it off after 10 minutes in cold water.

      Expect improvements with this remedy after about 2 weeks. At this time, add a gentle cleanser with glycolic acid, like B. Kamins cleanser for normal to oily skin combination.

      It is possible that your acne is only one symptom of your body not receiving enough nutrients, vitamins, minerals or liquids. Therefore, consider detoxifying your body, which gets to the root cause of many diseases, including acne.

      The e-book, Acne no More is an excellent read about the power of detoxifying your system, and learning how to care for your body the right way. I highly recommend it.

      Lemon Juice Drink for Acne

      You can use the lemon juice remedy for internal cleansing or detoxifying of the liver and for absorption of important minerals and vitamins. This drink is one of the healthiest juices for your skin and body that is refreshing, easy to drink, and simplest to make.

      In fact, it has so many health benefits aside from clearing acne, that everyone (who isn’t allergic) should be drinking it. This remedy's benefits include:

      * eliminating acid waste because it contains minerals (potassium, Vitamin C),
      * alleviating constipation,
      * cleansing the liver with citric acid and building up enzymes to eliminate blood toxins,
      * aiding in digestion
      * removing kidney and pancreatic stones, and
      * removing calcium deposits in the body.

      Recipe for cleansing acne:

      Lemon Juice Remedy Variation #1:

      1. Squeeze 1 lemon into glass or bottle.
      2. Add 2 cups of water (8oz each).
      3. Drink the juice throughout the day.

      Lemon Juice Remedy Variation #2:

      1. Squeeze 1 lemon 1 cup (8oz) of warm filtered or boiled water.
      2. Drink it first thing in the morning.
      3. Don’t drink or eat for half an hour after to allow the juice to cleanse your body.

  28. QUESTION:
    Does lemon juice actually work to get rid of pimples?
    And could someone tell me how to use it like give me step by step intructions. I'm 16 and hav really bad pimples and scars so I'm tryin to look for stuff that will help
    if there is other remedies that work please let me know

    • ANSWER:
      Lemon juice contains one of the AHAs or Alpha Hydroxy Acids which is citric acid. It works by sloughing off dead skin, promoting skin elasticity, and enabling new skin cell growth rise from underneath. It also flushes out pores and keeps your skin feeling fresh and bright.

      Lemon Juice Topical Recipe / Instructions

      1. Ensure your skin is clean.
      2. Squeeze 1 teaspoon of lemon juice into a small bowl. Use a cotton ball to soak up some juice. Dilute it with water if it burns.
      3. Dab the juice onto your pimples, whiteheads, blackheads, and pimples.
      4. Leave on over night and rinse in the morning. Apply it again (under your makeup if you’re female).
      5. If you find the lemon juice too strong too leave on, even diluted with water, wash it off after 10 minutes in cold water.

      Expect improvements with this remedy after about 2 weeks

      Also you can drink lemon juice this can help with internal cleansing or detoxifying of the liver and for absorption of important minerals and vitamins.

      Lemon Juice Remedy Variation #1:

      1. Squeeze 1 lemon into glass or bottle.
      2. Add 2 cups of water (8oz each).
      3. Drink the juice throughout the day.

      Lemon Juice Remedy Variation #2:

      1. Squeeze 1 lemon 1 cup (8oz) of warm filtered or boiled water.
      2. Drink it first thing in the morning.
      3. Don’t drink or eat for half an hour after to allow the juice to cleanse your body.

  29. QUESTION:
    Can you post your favorite "weight watching" recipe?
    I need to add to my collection! Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      SUPER SIMPLE SAUTEED SPINACH:

      drizzle enough olive oil in a large skillet to coat the bottom.
      mince a BUNCH of garlic.
      heat oil over medium-high heat.
      add garlic and cook until just soft and starting to brown (~45 seconds).
      add a whole bunch of fresh spinach (8-12 oz.) and cook until wilted.
      season with a little salt & pepper.
      serve with a bunch of sesame seeds sprinkled over top.

      This dish is amazingly easy to prepare, and serves as a great way to detoxify your body. If you use regular spinach, it is a little more difficult, as you will have to remove the stems, but if you use baby spinach, you can just throw the whole leaves in!

  30. QUESTION:
    Any ideas on how to make a sugar facial scrub?
    I know you can buy them AND I know they have sugar in them, but what could the other ingredient or ingredients be?

    • ANSWER:
      Orange Cream Sugar Body Scrub

      This recipe is great to remove dead skin and give your skin a healthy glow. The sugar contains glycolic acid and the cream is a source for lactic acid. Avoid irritated or broken skin areas.

      Ingredients: ½ cup sugar, 2 TBSP cream or whole milk, 5 drops orange oil, and 1 cup olive, jojoba, or almond oil

      Mix sugar, oil and cream together. Add orange oil after main ingredients are completely mixed.

      Apply to your body by starting at the feet and working your way up. Massage in a circular motion and leave it on for 10-15 minutes, then shower it off. This recipe is enough to make one full body treatment.

      Lemon Head Sugar Body Scrub

      This recipe is both cleansing and detoxifying. Lemon is very detoxifying to the body and will also help brighten the skin.

      Ingredients: ½ cup sugar, 10 drops lemon oil, or ½ a lemon freshly squeezed, and 1 cup olive, jojoba, or almond oil

      Mix all ingredients together. Apply to your body by starting at the feet and working your way up. Massage in a circular motion, then shower it off. This recipe is enough to make one full body treatment/

      Facial Cleanser

      Ingredients:white or brown sugar, your favorite facial cleanser, witch hazel, and water

      Using your favorite daily facial soap, an easy, inexpensive facial scrub can be made by adding sugar. Simply add a teaspoon of either white sugar or brown sugar and massage it gently on your facial skin. Rinse with cool water and spritz your face with a ½ witch hazel and ½ water mixture.

      Sugar is a natural and inexpensive way to include alpha-hydroxy acids in your skincare program. It produces glycolic acid, an alpha hydroxy acid, which is included in many skincare product lines. Today’s pricey beauty products that include sugar or alpha hydroxy acid, can be created inexpensively right at your kitchen table. You can experience all of the benefits without the inflated price

  31. QUESTION:
    What replenishes our body after years of addiction?
    Meaning addiction to a substance such as narcotics. Replenish as in help to aid in detoxification.

    • ANSWER:
      You need help, all I tell you can be verified. First study megabrain, remove cortisol. There are many ways to detoxify your brain, body and nervous system. The best all around detoxifier I have been told is red clover extract, but that is debateable. Also narcotics addiction builds up neurotoxins in your central nervous system which can be removed by magnetic chelation, also laying on a warm wet beach can help remove toxins from your body by natural detoxifycation, preferably in salt water.
      As we age our organs and glands degenerate and calcify due to dietary abuse, and neglect of our health requirements. But there are ways to actually regenerate any damaged organ by activating the DNA through use of radionics treatment and dietary supplementation. There is a recipe of vegetable extracts that provide the necessary enzymes and B complex vitamins necessary to facilitate regeneration of damaged organs, these extracts must be consumed in less than two hours after extraction, because the enzymes deteriorate rapidly when exposed to air. Extract about 10 oz. tot. of Granny Smith apples, broccoli, beets, cucumbers, carrots, celery, parsley, spinach, and Roma tomatoes, extract and consume twice daily, until you have achieved the desired effect.

  32. QUESTION:
    What is the influence of ash on human's metabolism?
    What is the influence of ash on human's metabolism? In many developing countries is wooden ash (extinguished in water, which is lately drank) used to break a curses. But this habit is very often used in developed countries. I don't really believe in magic or sorcery (etc.) so I've tried to discover it via scientific paragraphes, but I didn't succeed yet. Could you please help me?

    • ANSWER:
      ash has an absorptive property. It basically absorbs the toxins in your system. Here in our country, we have such liquids in which ash that is sterile is added in water to detoxify the body. It is theoretically harmless and will pass out together with your stool and the other harmful substances. If you really want to know more, i can send you a picture of a book that I use which contains certain recipes in which you can add "ash".

  33. QUESTION:
    How To Get Rid Of Pimples? I Am in my teens, will i grow out of them soon?
    How To Get Rid Of Pimples?
    I have got acne on my back, and some acne on my forehead. i was wondering if therewas any home rremadesthat you use that could help, i have bought many acne products from stores but they never seem to do anything and my mum is now sick of buying them for me, so is there anything that i could find at home that would help at all, i have heard of toothpaste and tea tree oil but is there anything else? thankss :)

    • ANSWER:
      Lemon Juice Applied Directly to Acne

      Lemon juice contains one of the AHAs or Alpha Hydroxy Acids which is citric acid. It works by sloughing off dead skin, promoting skin elasticity, and enabling new skin cell growth rise from underneath. It also flushes out pores and keeps your skin feeling fresh and bright.

      Lemon Juice Topical Recipe / Instructions

      1. Ensure your skin is clean.
      2. Squeeze 1 teaspoon of lemon juice into a small bowl. Use a cotton ball to soak up some juice. Dilute it with water if it burns.
      3. Dab the juice onto your pimples, whiteheads, blackheads, and pimples.
      4. Leave on over night and rinse in the morning. Apply it again (under your makeup if you’re female).
      5. If you find the lemon juice too strong too leave on, even diluted with water, wash it off after 10 minutes in cold water.

      Expect improvements with this remedy after about 2 weeks. At this time, add a gentle cleanser with glycolic acid, like B. Kamins cleanser for normal to oily skin combination.

      It is possible that your acne is only one symptom of your body not receiving enough nutrients, vitamins, minerals or liquids. Therefore, consider detoxifying your body, which gets to the root cause of many diseases, including acne.

      The e-book, Acne no More is an excellent read about the power of detoxifying your system, and learning how to care for your body the right way. I highly recommend it.

      Lemon Juice Drink for Acne

      You can use the lemon juice remedy for internal cleansing or detoxifying of the liver and for absorption of important minerals and vitamins. This drink is one of the healthiest juices for your skin and body that is refreshing, easy to drink, and simplest to make.

      In fact, it has so many health benefits aside from clearing acne, that everyone (who isn’t allergic) should be drinking it. This remedy's benefits include:

      * eliminating acid waste because it contains minerals (potassium, Vitamin C),
      * alleviating constipation,
      * cleansing the liver with citric acid and building up enzymes to eliminate blood toxins,
      * aiding in digestion
      * removing kidney and pancreatic stones, and
      * removing calcium deposits in the body.

      Recipe for cleansing acne:

      Lemon Juice Remedy Variation #1:

      1. Squeeze 1 lemon into glass or bottle.
      2. Add 2 cups of water (8oz each).
      3. Drink the juice throughout the day.

      Lemon Juice Remedy Variation #2:

      1. Squeeze 1 lemon 1 cup (8oz) of warm filtered or boiled water.
      2. Drink it first thing in the morning.
      3. Don’t drink or eat for half an hour after to allow the juice to cleanse your body.

      Do not use this remedy if you have allergies, ulcers, or arthritis.

  34. QUESTION:
    does anyone have recipes for a liquid diet?
    i am looking for liquid diet recipes that i can make to help me lose weight. i am interested in something like the lemon juice and red pepper. i am looking for other recipes also to try. I do not want to take laxitives, i just want something to get rid of water retain. can anyone help?

    • ANSWER:
      One of the best liquid diets in my opinion isn't something you make yourself, its the Isagenix system, which can help you lose 10 lbs in about 9 days.
      The diet consists of meal replacement shakes, which are high in protein and many essential vitamins and minerals that you actually wouldn't get from your regular diet. On top of the meal replacement shake, you're encouraged to consume one low calorie meal per day.
      On top of the shakes, there is one day a week (or more depending on the system you order), when you don't eat and have nothing but water and the Isagenix Cleanse formula. The formula is rich in vitamins, minerals, and natural antioxidants (such as yucca root and ginseng), which will clean your body of harmful impurities. Besides making you feel better (a number of day to day problems such as fatigue are a result of toxins), it will help you lose excess fat, which stores these toxins. In short, fat has toxins--lose the toxins, lose the fat.
      My friends have safely lost weight with this system, and I have gained more energy and feel better when I wake up in the morning than I ever had before (I had no weight to lose so I had the shakes as an addition to my meal, not replacement). The system is a great way to detoxify your body and lose weight.

      If you're interested in purchasing it retail, check out

      jovanplamenac.isagenix.com

      Also, if you're interested in obtaining the product WHOLESALE (up to 100 dollars off on certain systems), contact me at jplamenac@ucla.edu
      You can not only receive this great product wholesale, but by referring friends you can GAIN COMMISSION. The product doesn't only pay itself off, but offers additional income if you put effort into promotion. Don't hesitate to check it out!

  35. QUESTION:
    i have realy bad blackheads and oily skin how do i get rid of them both without using harsh chemicals?
    im 15 year old female and i have acne for almost 6 years and the blackheads are showing up everywhere. i have really oily skin and i tried proactive but it didnt work for me very well so if anyone has advice i would really love to know what it is.

    • ANSWER:
      For your acne and blackheads I recommend this:

      Lemon Juice Applied Directly to Acne

      Lemon juice contains one of the AHAs or Alpha Hydroxy Acids which is citric acid. It works by sloughing off dead skin, promoting skin elasticity, and enabling new skin cell growth rise from underneath. It also flushes out pores and keeps your skin feeling fresh and bright.

      Lemon Juice Topical Recipe / Instructions

      1. Ensure your skin is clean.
      2. Squeeze 1 teaspoon of lemon juice into a small bowl. Use a cotton ball to soak up some juice. Dilute it with water if it burns.
      3. Dab the juice onto your pimples, whiteheads, blackheads, and pimples.
      4. Leave on over night and rinse in the morning. Apply it again (under your makeup if you’re female).
      5. If you find the lemon juice too strong too leave on, even diluted with water, wash it off after 10 minutes in cold water.

      Expect improvements with this remedy after about 2 weeks. At this time, add a gentle cleanser with glycolic acid, like B. Kamins cleanser for normal to oily skin combination.

      It is possible that your acne is only one symptom of your body not receiving enough nutrients, vitamins, minerals or liquids. Therefore, consider detoxifying your body, which gets to the root cause of many diseases, including acne.

      The e-book, Acne no More is an excellent read about the power of detoxifying your system, and learning how to care for your body the right way. I highly recommend it.

      Lemon Juice Drink for Acne

      You can use the lemon juice remedy for internal cleansing or detoxifying of the liver and for absorption of important minerals and vitamins. This drink is one of the healthiest juices for your skin and body that is refreshing, easy to drink, and simplest to make.

      In fact, it has so many health benefits aside from clearing acne, that everyone (who isn’t allergic) should be drinking it. This remedy's benefits include:

      * eliminating acid waste because it contains minerals (potassium, Vitamin C),
      * alleviating constipation,
      * cleansing the liver with citric acid and building up enzymes to eliminate blood toxins,
      * aiding in digestion
      * removing kidney and pancreatic stones, and
      * removing calcium deposits in the body.

      Recipe for cleansing acne:

      Lemon Juice Remedy Variation #1:

      1. Squeeze 1 lemon into glass or bottle.
      2. Add 2 cups of water (8oz each).
      3. Drink the juice throughout the day.

      Lemon Juice Remedy Variation #2:

      1. Squeeze 1 lemon 1 cup (8oz) of warm filtered or boiled water.
      2. Drink it first thing in the morning.
      3. Don’t drink or eat for half an hour after to allow the juice to cleanse your body.

      Do not use this remedy if you have allergies, ulcers, or arthritis.

      ~~~

      For your oily skin I recommend:
      1. Use a gentle gel cleanser. A creamy face wash may leave a residue on your skin, prompting a greasy feel and oily look.

      2. Wash twice a day -- no more. Too much washing can dry out your skin, causing it to produce even more oil.

      3. Tone carefully. Look for a toner without alcohol, which can cause skin to become dry. Instead, choose a toner with witch hazel or other soothing ingredients, and use after every wash.

      4. Don't skip sunscreen. Many women with oily skin forego face lotion. But everyone, no matter what her skin type, needs sunscreen. Use a gel SPF formula.

      5. Avoid moisturizing makeup. Foundation for older skin is usually formulated to be moisturizing, which means it contains oils and humectants that your skin doesn't need. Instead, choose an oil-free foundation.

      6. Use powder. A translucent powder applied after your foundation will help the base stay smudge-proof all day, and will help curb mid-day greasiness.

      7. Blot away shine. Use a blotting paper, made especially to absorb oil without ruining makeup, during the day when you need to squelch shine. Don't cake on lots of powder, which can settle into fine lines and look heavy.

      8. Try a mask. A clay-based mask, used once or twice a week, cleanses pores (which often become blocked on women with oily skin).

      9. Go for powdered makeup. Eye shadow and blush in powder form will stay put on your oily skin longer than cream- or pencil-based products.

      10. Rule out any skin conditions. If you notice your skin becoming more oily, flaky, or breaking out more often, see your dermatologist. He or she may diagnose you with a mild skin condition such as rosacea or seborrhea, which are easily treatable with prescription topical medications.

  36. QUESTION:
    How do women get such Radiant Skin?
    Why do people have Radiant Skin?
    Why do alot of women and kids have very radiant legs and arms? Like Last Summer I was at a beach and I saw a mom in her 30s with 2 boys who were like maybe 12 the mom had extremely radiant shiny legs and arms and her boys also had extremely shiny skin. How did that happen for them?

    Usually whenever I see a mother or women in her 20s or 30s they have extremely radiant skin and so do their kids, what did these women do and what did they do with their kids?

    • ANSWER:
      Exfoliation. Kids have radiant skin because they are always busy whether it's in dirt or playing block so there always moving and scratching each other that they got all the dead skin off. Mothers use exfoliating scrubs alot of the time. Here are some recipes I use for radiant, glowing, flawless skin.

      Sea salt glow (my favorite!)

      Make a paste using olive oil or fresh lemon juice to moisten the sea salt. Apply to face and gently rub skin, rinse. (For my body I just mix the salt with water. Don't use after shaving or it burns.) (olive oil is good for dry or normal skin, lemon juice is better for oily or acne prone skin.)

      Oatmeal and honey exfoliant (good for acneic or sensitive skin.)

      Powder some oatmeal and then mix with a good amount of water and put in microwave for about 30 seconds. After you've made it add some honey and rub on face and rinse.

      Baking soda microdermbrasion/exfoliant recipe

      Make a paste with baking soda and water, then gently rub on face and rinse.

      Milk & brown sugar exfoliant

      Make a paste with milk and brown sugar, gently rub on face, rinse.

      This is also what I use daily. It's cheaper, very effective and worth all the time.

      What is a Dry Brush Exfoliation?

      A dry brush exfoliation involves the use of a soft, dry brush to gently brush the skin. It is recommended by holistic practitioners to remove dead skin cells, improve the circulation of blood and lymph, and enhance detoxification through skin. The gentle pressure is also thought to have a calming effect.

      How is Dry Brush Exfoliation Done?

      The only tool needed is a soft, dry, skin brush, preferably with natural bristles.

      Step 1
      Stand in the shower with the water off.

      Step 2
      Starting at your feet, start brushing in small circles towards your heart. Apply very light pressure, avoiding broken skin, skin rashes, or areas where the skin is thin, such as the face or inner thighs.

      Step 3
      After you've finished both legs, move on to your arms. Brush from your fingertips, again towards your heart.

      Step 4
      Reach around and brush from your back towards your stomach.

      Step 5
      When you are finished, begin showering.

      Above from: http://altmedicine.about.com/od/homereme...

      -

      Below from: http://www.jashbotanicals.com/articles/s...

      The Benefits Of Dry Skin Brushing

      • Dry skin brushing helps to shed dead skin cells, which can help improve skin texture and cell renewal.

      • Dry skin brushing increases circulation to skin, encouraging your body’s discharge of metabolic wastes, which greatly aids the lymphatic drainage of the entire body. When the body rids itself of toxins, it is able to run more efficiently in all areas.

      • Dry skin brushing also helps to tighten the skin because it increases the flow of blood. Increasing the circulation to the skin can also help lessen the appearance of cellulite.

      • Dry skin brushing stimulates the lymph canals to drain toxic mucoid matter into the colon, thereby purifying the entire system. This enables the lymph to perform its house-cleaning duties by keeping the blood and other vital tissues detoxified. After several days of dry brushing, you may notice the gelatinous mucoid material in your stools.

      • Dry skin brushing helps with muscle tone and more even distribution of fat deposits.

      • Dry skin brushing also rejuvenates the nervous system by stimulating nerve endings in the skin.

      • Dry skin brushing helps your skin to absorb nutrients by eliminating clogged pores. Healthy, breathing skin contributes to overall body health.

      • Individuals who sit at a computer screen all day long will particularly take pleasure in the benefits of skin brushing. People who have inactive lifestyles or jobs usually experience stiff and sore necks and shoulders that reach even into their arms and down their spines and into their lower backs. Increased blood flow begins entering the areas brushed and you will experience an increase in electromagnetic energy that permits you to feel energized and invigorated.

      • LADIES—Cellulite is toxic. Cellulite is toxic materials that are accumulated in your body’s fat cells as they are unable to be eliminated. So, rather than liposuction surgery, how about utilizing the “dry skin brushing” techniques coupled with an alkaline diet program and a great exercising routine. It will break down the unwelcome toxic body deposits and send them scurrying out of your body through the elimination channels we discussed above.

      This site has some nice, cheap, natural bristle dry brushes.

      http://www.fromnaturewithlove.com/scrubs...

      I personally like the round ones without a long handle.

      Hope this helps!!!!

  37. QUESTION:
    How to Get Rid of Acne Fats?
    Please do not sy ProActiv or go to the dermatologist. Please give me good products under that are quick and work well.

    Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      I'll give you an exact recipe that will clear up your skin quickly.

      1/2 cup witch hazel
      1/2 cup green tea
      1 tbsp aloe vera gel
      4 drops tea tree oil

      Witch hazel is a pore closing astringent and is found in most acne products as the main active ingredient, so it will definitely work well for your acne.

      Green tea detoxifies your body, and it also functions as an antibiotic helping the body get rid of infections. It reduces inflammation of acne, and there have been studies done comparing green tea compared to over the counter medications (in regard to acne products that are most effective). The results of these studies show that green tea is just as effective as any over the counter acne treatment, but with the added benefit that it is safe, less expensive, and you will not have any side effects.

      Aloe vera gel renews skin cells, moisturizes skin, and is found in many acne products.

      Tea Tree Oil is beneficial to your skin because it penetrates your skin and speeds up the healing process of curing your acne.

      All of these ingredients can be found in a dollar store and grocery store(witch hazel, green tea and aloe vera gel) and GNC (tea tree oil).

  38. QUESTION:
    What's the best way to get rid of pimples?
    What are some of your creative ways to get rid of them? I wash my makeup off at night and apply the benzoyl peroxide or whatever spot treatment there is, but it just doesn't seem to really get it.

    Also, how do you guys get rid of acne scars? The small red blemishes, not the craters.

    • ANSWER:
      Lemon Juice Applied Directly to Acne

      Lemon juice contains one of the AHAs or Alpha Hydroxy Acids which is citric acid. It works by sloughing off dead skin, promoting skin elasticity, and enabling new skin cell growth rise from underneath. It also flushes out pores and keeps your skin feeling fresh and bright.

      Lemon Juice Topical Recipe / Instructions

      1. Ensure your skin is clean.
      2. Squeeze 1 teaspoon of lemon juice into a small bowl. Use a cotton ball to soak up some juice. Dilute it with water if it burns.
      3. Dab the juice onto your pimples, whiteheads, blackheads, and pimples.
      4. Leave on over night and rinse in the morning. Apply it again (under your makeup if you’re female).
      5. If you find the lemon juice too strong too leave on, even diluted with water, wash it off after 10 minutes in cold water.

      Expect improvements with this remedy after about 2 weeks. At this time, add a gentle cleanser with glycolic acid, like B. Kamins cleanser for normal to oily skin combination.

      It is possible that your acne is only one symptom of your body not receiving enough nutrients, vitamins, minerals or liquids. Therefore, consider detoxifying your body, which gets to the root cause of many diseases, including acne.

      The e-book, Acne no More is an excellent read about the power of detoxifying your system, and learning how to care for your body the right way. I highly recommend it.

      Lemon Juice Drink for Acne

      You can use the lemon juice remedy for internal cleansing or detoxifying of the liver and for absorption of important minerals and vitamins. This drink is one of the healthiest juices for your skin and body that is refreshing, easy to drink, and simplest to make.

      In fact, it has so many health benefits aside from clearing acne, that everyone (who isn’t allergic) should be drinking it. This remedy's benefits include:

      * eliminating acid waste because it contains minerals (potassium, Vitamin C),
      * alleviating constipation,
      * cleansing the liver with citric acid and building up enzymes to eliminate blood toxins,
      * aiding in digestion
      * removing kidney and pancreatic stones, and
      * removing calcium deposits in the body.

      Recipe for cleansing acne:

      Lemon Juice Remedy Variation #1:

      1. Squeeze 1 lemon into glass or bottle.
      2. Add 2 cups of water (8oz each).
      3. Drink the juice throughout the day.

      Lemon Juice Remedy Variation #2:

      1. Squeeze 1 lemon 1 cup (8oz) of warm filtered or boiled water.
      2. Drink it first thing in the morning.
      3. Don’t drink or eat for half an hour after to allow the juice to cleanse your body.

      Do not use this remedy if you have allergies, ulcers, or arthritis.

  39. QUESTION:
    Is there a way to use epson salt as an antacid?
    Some one asked me how do you use epson salt as antacid? Can you use it as one and, if you could how?

    • ANSWER:
      The Many Benefits of Epsom Salt
      Medicinal Foods, Herbs, Spices & Household Items

      The following information is for educational purposes and is not meant to treat or prescribe. The AvianWeb is sharing what others have told us has worked for them as they pursue health for themselves, their pets and their plants.

      Important Precautions!

      --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

      According to the National Academy of Sciences, most Americans are magnesium deficient, which the academy says helps to account for high rates of heart disease, stroke, osteoporosis, arthritis and joint pain, digestive maladies, stress-related illnesses, chronic fatigue and a number of other ailments.

      Americans' magnesium levels have dropped by half in the last century due to changes in agriculture and diet. Industrial farming has depleted magnesium from soil and the typical American diet contains much less magnesium than that of our forefathers. And in fact, the modern American diet with its fat, sugar, salt and protein actually works to speed up the depletion of magnesium from our bodies.

      Health Benefits of Epsom Salt:

      Epson Salt is magnesium sulfate. It offers one of the most effective means of making the magnesium your body needs readily available.
      Excess adrenaline and stress are believed to drain magnesium, a natural stress reliever, from the body. Magnesium is necessary for the body to bind adequate amounts of serotonin, a mood-elevating chemical within the brain that creates a feeling of well being and relaxation.

      Researchers and physicians report that raising your magnesium levels may:
      Improve heart and circulatory health
      reduce irregular heartbeats,
      prevent hardening of the arteries
      reduce blood clots and
      lower blood pressure
      improve the body's ability to use insulin, reducing the incidence or severity of diabetes.

      Epsom Salt improves nerve function by regulating electrolytes. Also, calcium is the main conductor for electrical current in the body, and magnesium is necessary to maintain proper calcium levels in the blood

      Epsom salt also delivers sulfates, which are extremely difficult to get through food but which readily absorb through the skin. Medical research indicates sulfates are needed for the formation of brain tissue, joint proteins and the mucin proteins that line the walls of the digestive tract. Sulfates also stimulate the pancreas to generate digestive enzymes and help to detoxify the body's residue of medicines and environmental contaminants.
      Sulfates are important for forming brain tissue, joint proteins, stimulates the pancreas, and mucin proteins.

      Magnesium sulfate, absorbed through the skin, such as in a bath (described below), draws toxins from the body, soothes the nerves, reduces swelling, relaxes muscles, is a natural emollient and exfoliator.

      Detoxification:

      Taken internally Epson Salt acts as a detoxifying agent for colon cleansing.

      Epsom Salt flushes toxins and heavy metals from the cells, easing muscle pain and helping the body to eliminate harmful substances. Pouring a warm bath with Epsom salts will actually draw out toxins from inside your body. Your skin is a highly porous membrane. Adding the right minerals to your bathwater triggers a process called reverse osmosis -- pulling salt out of your body, and harmful toxins along with it. Epsom salts cost nearly nothing.

      Epsom Salt Bath Recipes: (Read Precautions)

      For soaking: Add two cups of Epsom Salt to warm water in a standard-sized bathtub. Double the Epsom Salt for an oversized garden tub. For the added benefit of moisturizing your skin, add one-half cup olive oil or baby oil. Bathe three times weekly, soaking for at least 12 minutes. Popular for easing muscle pain and fading bruises.
      Do not use soap as it will interfere with the action of the salts.
      Try to rest for about two hours afterwards.
      If you have arthritic joints move them as much as possible after an Epsom salts bath to prevent congestion in the joints, which will only aggravate the pain.

      Foot bath: Add a cup of Epsom Salt to a tub of warm water as a popular balm for aching feet.

      Hair:

      Combine equal parts of deep conditioner and epsom salt. Warm in a pan. Work the warm mixture through your hair and leave on for 20 minutes. Rinse.

      Facial Cleanser

      Add Epson Salt to your favorite face cream for a great facial cleanser. Massage into the skin and rinse with cold water. Scrub Epson Salt on wet skin to exfoliate the skin on any part of your body.

      Feet:

      Pamper weary feet by adding 1/2 cup of Epsom salts to a basin of warm water. Relax and soak feet for 20 minutes. If you like, rub away any calluses using a pumice stone. Dry feet, then add two drops of peppermint essential oil to your favorite NATURAL moisturizer (i.e. Shea or coconut butter) and rub in thoroughly.

      Insecticide Spray:

      Use Epson Salts on

  40. QUESTION:
    How to get rid of pimples in 2 and a half months????????????????
    In about 2 and a half months, my family and I will be going to Disney World.
    I have a lot of pimples on my forehead and chin and some on my cheek. I would like to get rid of them.
    I am 13, so am still growing so I have to eat dairy products. So what must I do, please-
    DON’T’T SEGEST:
    1.)ANY PRODUCTS OR HOME RECIPES FOR FACE

    Thanks, please answer???????????????????

    • ANSWER:
      Well I can suggest a few diet ideas but you HAVE to do your own research on them if you want to try them because you have to get enough of certain vitamins and stuff.

      Vegetarian: Why? Because meat isn't just meat when you buy it at the stores. Its filled with ridiculous chemicals that your body has a hard time processing and so your liver works over time and because 13 is the hormone years (and the worst years of your life it seems like) some of the hormones can go into your blood stream and clog your pores. So if you just cut out meat it might help a little bit

      Juice cleanse: So I read about this and all you do for 3 days/sometimes more (I think but you should do the research if you want to do this) is where you make your own fresh fruit smoothies or juice and you can only drink that for 3 days or more.
      The only problems with this is the fact that you would be getting basically no protein for a week and when your growing you need protein (so they say)
      The juice cleanse detoxifies the body and allows the liver to work more normally.

      Raw food diet: This is something similar to vegetarian but a whole lot more difficult. The raw food diet is a diet where you don't eat any processed foods. That means no chocolate/bread/meat/cheese/etc. (Again do research if your interested)

      Also I have heard that the entire "your bones need milk to grow" idea is just a way for dairy companies to make money (again do research before you think it would be okay to cut out dairy)

      And the problems with the juice cleanse an raw food diet is that they are both weight loss programs as well. (So if your thin and tend to lose weight easily then you would have to eat a lot more to keep your weight)

      http://www.rawradianthealth.com/beautifulskin.html
      http://www.youtube.com/user/RawRadiantHealth
      http://www.rawradianthealth.com/juicefasting.html
      http://www.rawradianthealth.com/7daychallenge.html
      So these websites ^ are information about the raw foods diet and juice cleanse
      And you don't have to buy the products if you do enough research on the diets

      Surprised acne has a lot to do with the liver?
      Actually most beauty ideas have to do with the liver (skin, weight, etc.)

      Anyways the reason I say to research it before you do it is because if you do it wrong and don't get enough calories or protein or vitamins then your body will have a much harder time functioning.
      But otherwise Good luck getting rid of your acne
      Wow this was a long post

  41. QUESTION:
    Where in Ocean County, NJ would I be able to buy Acai?
    It sounds really good and its extremely healthy so I figure it would be interesting to try out a few recipes. I just need to know where to get it.
    Also, if anyone knows where in Philadelphia that would be quite helpful as well.

    • ANSWER:
      You have made a good choice by looking into acai. Let me tell you what I recommend, and then I'll tell you why...

      I recommend you get a free trial of Extreme Acai from the source link below. This is the product I use, and honestly I feel better every day.

      Now let me tell you why I recommend Extreme Acai over all other acai supplements...

      Firstly, Extreme Acai is a 100% acai capsule (pill) type supplement. Capsules are superior to juices, cleansers, and detoxifiers. Juices are diluted and are filled with sugar, cleansers and detox supplements tend to promote abdominal discomfort, and they are all way overpriced. Most likely you will only find sugar filled acai juice supplements at your local GNC.

      I attempted this past weekend to find a good acai supplement at GNC, Vitamin World, Hannafords, and Shaws, but I was unable to find something that was cheap, high quality, and not filled with sugar and other fillers. I am going to keep getting Extreme Acai for now.

      Secondly, Extreme Acai ranks in the top 3, usually at #1, of all acai supplements in most acai product polls that I've found online.

      How good is acai for your health?

      Acai berries have far more antioxidants than any other fruit. Even more than blueberries! Besides that, the nutrients in acai berry supplements help many other diseases and maladies, from diabetes to arthritis to blood clotting. It really is a worthwhile supplement to add to your daily nutrition.

      Acai can also be a great weight loss aid. The berry’s natural concoction of essential fatty acids, fiber, phytosterols and amino acids work together to help your body burn fat more efficiently, process food more quickly and shed the unwanted pounds that you’d like to lose.

      The fatty acids and amino acids aid in both muscle development and proper digestion, both of which are essential to fat loss. The fiber helps your body to move food out of your system quicker and also to help you feel full, as do fatty acids. Phytosterols help fortify your digestive tract, moving waste materials out and absorbing nutrients more efficiently.

      Acai has great anti-aging benefits, will cleanse and detoxify you, and has destroyed cancer cells in recent studies. You really can't go wrong by adding an acai supplement to your daily vitamin regimen. So far it's working for me by helping my digestion, curbing my appetite, and by giving me more energy each day... I don't even get sleepy around 3pm anymore.

      Remember, just stick with a regular 100% acai supplement in capsule form like Extreme Acai, you can try the free trial at the source link below.

  42. QUESTION:
    does anyone have a homemade recommended detox recipe without me having to going out to buy products?

    • ANSWER:
      You could try a juice fast.

      Typically, these last for three days. If you do this any longer you will need to consult your doctor about it, in case health issues are a risk.

      Essentially, for three days you restrict food intake and drink juice (preferably fresh, you can make your own with a juicer/blender and some fresh produce). You should also drink plenty water. If you feel you MUST eat, fruits and veggies only. These are super easy for your body to break down and are natural, so your body will naturally detoxify itself.

      I would recommend reading this: http://altmedicine.about.com/od/detoxcleansing/a/juice_fasting.htm - It will give you a basis for the juice fast, what you can/can't consume, and what will happen during the process.

      Good luck, whatever you do!

  43. QUESTION:
    How to make the best homemade body scrub?

    • ANSWER:
      Just rub plain sea salt all over your body a few times a week or try this recipe.

      1/2 cup sea salt

      1/4 cup baking soda

      a few drops essential oil

      Also you could try dry brushing. I love using dry brushing. Gives you that great glow and smooth skin.

      The Benefits Of Dry Skin Brushing

      • Dry skin brushing helps to shed dead skin cells, which can help improve skin texture and cell renewal.

      • Dry skin brushing increases circulation to skin, encouraging your body’s discharge of metabolic wastes, which greatly aids the lymphatic drainage of the entire body. When the body rids itself of toxins, it is able to run more efficiently in all areas.

      • Dry skin brushing also helps to tighten the skin because it increases the flow of blood. Increasing the circulation to the skin can also help lessen the appearance of cellulite.

      • Dry skin brushing stimulates the lymph canals to drain toxic mucoid matter into the colon, thereby purifying the entire system. This enables the lymph to perform its house-cleaning duties by keeping the blood and other vital tissues detoxified. After several days of dry brushing, you may notice the gelatinous mucoid material in your stools.

      • Dry skin brushing helps with muscle tone and more even distribution of fat deposits.

      • Dry skin brushing also rejuvenates the nervous system by stimulating nerve endings in the skin.

      • Dry skin brushing helps your skin to absorb nutrients by eliminating clogged pores. Healthy, breathing skin contributes to overall body health.

      • Individuals who sit at a computer screen all day long will particularly take pleasure in the benefits of skin brushing. People who have inactive lifestyles or jobs usually experience stiff and sore necks and shoulders that reach even into their arms and down their spines and into their lower backs. Increased blood flow begins entering the areas brushed and you will experience an increase in electromagnetic energy that permits you to feel energized and invigorated.

      • LADIES—Cellulite is toxic. Cellulite is toxic materials that are accumulated in your body’s fat cells as they are unable to be eliminated. So, rather than liposuction surgery, how about utilizing the “dry skin brushing” techniques coupled with an alkaline diet program and a great exercising routine. It will break down the unwelcome toxic body deposits and send them scurrying out of your body through the elimination channels we discussed above.

      above from: http://www.jashbotanicals.com/articles/skin_brushing.html

      Below from: http://altmedicine.about.com/od/homeremedyhowtos/a/dry_brushing.htm

      What is a Dry Brush Exfoliation?
      A dry brush exfoliation involves the use of a soft, dry brush to gently brush the skin. It is recommended by holistic practitioners to remove dead skin cells, improve the circulation of blood and lymph, and enhance detoxification through skin. The gentle pressure is also thought to have a calming effect.

      How is Dry Brush Exfoliation Done?
      The only tool needed is a soft, dry, skin brush, preferably with natural bristles.

      Step 1
      Stand in the shower with the water off.

      Step 2
      Starting at your feet, start brushing in small circles towards your heart. Apply very light pressure, avoiding broken skin, skin rashes, or areas where the skin is thin, such as the face or inner thighs.

      Step 3
      After you've finished both legs, move on to your arms. Brush from your fingertips, again towards your heart.

      Step 4
      Reach around and brush from your back towards your stomach.

      Step 5
      When you are finished, begin showering.

      Here is a nice natural bristle brush. Very cheap!!

      http://www.fromnaturewithlove.com/scrubs/product.asp?product_id=BH4S

      Hope this helps!!!

  44. QUESTION:
    What is the best detox liquid diet recipie to lose atleast 5-10 pounds?

    • ANSWER:
      Well, if you mean that you want to detoxify and cleanse your body then it's possible to lose some weight by doing so. There's a few liquid detox/cleansing programs out there. The more popular one is The Master Cleanse, it's 10-day liquid diet that helps to cleanse a person's system by loosening blockages and removing toxins.

      The Master Cleanse consists of a mixture of fresh-squeezed lemon juice (or sometimes lime is substituted), cayenne pepper and real maple syrup. Each ingredient in the Master Cleanse recipe brings its own unique benefits to the overall process.

      The Fresh-squeezed lemon juice helps to loosen and break up blockages. Blockages happen when food materials and toxins stick to the walls of the digestive system, which is the main cause for weight gain. The reason is because waste and toxins build up until other substances cannot pass by them, much like a clogged drain. Lemons also contain cationic and anionic minerals, which aren't found in other fruits or vegetables.

      Lemon skin can be beneficial too, as it contains many vitamins that can help to keep the body healthy while a person is on the Master Cleanse. It's important for people to be aware, though, that many lemons, which are found commercially in stores, have been treated with unhealthy dyes and pesticides. So using organic lemons is best if you want to include the skin in the juicing process. If you don't have access to organic lemons then it's best to peel the lemons before squeezing them.

      Another essential part of the Master Cleanse Diet Recipe is the use of cayenne pepper. It breaks up mucus, while cleaning out the body's major systems. You ever notice when you eat something spicy how your nose tends to run, well that's why.

      The final major ingredient, all natural maple syrup, is an excellent source of sugars (energy) and minerals, if the right form is obtained. There are three grades (types) of maple syrup. Grade B is the best choice for this diet because it contains more minerals than Grade A and it also has a better flavor. Grade C can be used in the Master Cleanse drink also. It does contain the most minerals of the three, but most people find it hard to deal with the strong taste.

      Fiber is necessary to stimulate the movement of the colon. While the Master Cleanse drink itself does serve to loosen mucus and toxins from the colon walls, the drink contains no fiber. That is why many people also use the herbal tea as a laxative while on the Master Cleanse. If you do not use a laxative tea, you can use a saltwater flush instead. Saltwater is naturally found in the body, for example, human tears are nothing more than saltwater. A saltwater flush doesn't hurt the body in any way. The only problem with it is that many people find the taste of saltwater hard to swallow.;-)

      This combination of ingredients make the Master Cleanse an extremely effective way to flush the system and improve a person's overall health and energy levels. I know that the Master Cleanse has helped thousands of people with almost every type of health problem imaginable, including
      weight loss , acne , and chronic fatigue to name a few. I hope this helps you. If you need more information about detoxification and cleansing you can check out http://detox-flush.blogspot.com

  45. QUESTION:
    Hime remedies to get over a cold?
    I have plans for Friday and I really need to get ovr this cold. Drank tons of oj, tea, soup, rest, medicine. Anyone have any quick home remedies to get over a cold??

    • ANSWER:
      Herbal Therapy:
      Garlic can help prevent colds and help reduce symptoms because it contain a potent antibiotic called allicin, which is release when cloves of garlic are chopped, crushed or chewed, says Varro E. Tyler, Ph.D,. professor of pharmacognosy at Purdue University in West Lafayetta, Indiana.

      You can add raw garlic to foods as a preventive measure, according to Dr. Tyler, or you can buy garlic supplements, which are available in most health food stores.

      He says the best supplemental form is enteric-coated capsules, which are easier for the body to absorb.

      He recommends that you follow label direction for dosage; a typical dosage is 300 milligrams daily for as long as symptoms persist, he adds.

      Food Therapy:
      Grapefruit is a great food for fighting a cold. One reason is that it's high in vitamin C, according Dr. Yanick. A lesser-known reason, he says, is that grapefruit helps detoxify the liver. "The liver is your front line to the immune system, and when immunity is impaired, you need something that's alkine and not acidic to detoxify it," he explain, but oranges and other citrus fruits are too sweet to promote proper liver drainage, so you get much better detoxification from grapefruit.

      He recommends eating one or more grapefruit and their white. bitter pulp each day to prevent cols and to build immunity.

      Ayurveda:
      Colds are a kapha-vata disorder, says Vasant Lad, B.A.M.S., M.A.Sc., director of the Ayurvedic Institute in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He explains that you develop a cold when your body has and excess of kapha's cool, moist characterists, causing a stuffy or runny nose and lots of snezzing. And he says, excess vata energy reduces agni, or gastric fire, so you get the chills,

      But, according to Dr. Lad, ginger can reduce kapha and restore agni, making it " the best medicine for colds and flus."

      Here is Dr. Lad's recipe for ginger tea: Add just under 1/2 teaspoon each of ginger powder, fennel seeds and cinnamon and a pinch of clove powder to one cup of hot water.

      Let the herb steep for about ten minutes, then strain them out of the tea before drinking. Drink as much of the tea as you wish, Dr. Lad says.

      Because ginger and aspirin are both blood thinners, Dr. Lad recommends drinking ginger tea at least two hours before or after you take a dose of aspirin.

  46. QUESTION:
    I want to detoxify my body. I heard if you fast and use lemon, cayenne and maple syrup concoction it will help
    Is this true? If so what does it to do your body and what is the accurate recipe? If this isn't true, can someone recommend something that can cleanse and detoxify my body?

    • ANSWER:
      This works, but you must be crazy to do it. You can detoxify just as well by cutting out preservatives, cow-dairy, salt, sugar, etc. Sticking to brown rice, whole grains, fruits, veggies, non-farm fish, and raw unsalted nuts works just as well. Pair it with any old simple cleansing fiber-type kit from any health food store.

      Remember to drink lots of water! The lemon and cayanne are also super-helpful!

  47. QUESTION:
    Is there anyone out there who can help me with a juicing question?
    I want to go on a juice fast for my health sake. I do not plan to use a juicer but rather a blender. I am weak minded and have beat myself up so that my morale is all but gone. I am 100 pounds overweight and greatly need to detox. Is there anyone out there WHO IS JUICING? How do I motivate myself, for I am a meat lover?. The meat has caused my blood pressure to rise and the grease does not help. I would like to learn to eat lightly with juicing.

    I know that EVERYONE has a diet remedy or opinion. I do not want your remedy or opinion. I need to juice and am not interesting in counting calories and the foolishness that goes with it. THERE ARE MANY JUICERS OUT THERE, AND I NEED TO HEAR FROM YOU GUY. It will motivate me.

    • ANSWER:
      I want to help you. I juice 3 times a day.
      First..don't use a blender. Get a juice extractor. Make a commitment and stick to it.
      If you really are 100 pounds over weight, it's going to take a lot of juices to detoxify your poor liver.
      Start slow, until you find your rythym. Besides, you may become ill at first because the juices will be stirring up the toxins to eliminate them. Don't let that get you down, it's normal, don't give up.
      By 5 or 6 different fruits and veggies. Seasonal foods prefferrably. Make sure you was them. You don't need recipes. Just add one of each...it tastes great.
      Keep your juicer as well as your fruits and veggies on the counter....ready to go. If you put all that stuff away...you'll end up quitting. Keep your eyes on the prize. You WILL lose weight and you WILL lose the craving for meat. All of that meat you have been eating is sitting in your gut fermenting. If you MUST have meat, only small portions 2x a week. Remember...this will work. Your body will thank you and people will notice how good you're looking. Your eyes will shine like mirrors, your skin will be soft and acne free and your body odour will decrease.
      Good luck. I'd love to hear from you in six weeks.

  48. QUESTION:
    Has anyone heard of eating clay or some type of soil for detoxifying your body?
    Where is it available? Is it for colon cleansing or absorbing toxins?

    • ANSWER:
      I have used the benzonite clay( that may not be spelled right). I bought it at a local crafters mall actually.There are tons of books out there to give you different recipes and things to use it for. I would give you better detail but I am out of town on business and don't have it on hand. I had a friend who was burned very badly with a car cigarette lighter and we began using the clay mixture on it about 2 weeks after because it still had not healed with neosporin. Within a week it was completely healed. The way I was told it works is by drawing the metals out of your body. Feel free to email me and I will send the info as soon as I can.

  49. QUESTION:
    how much weight can I lose in 3 weeks?
    What's the maxium amount of wieght I can lose in 3 weeks?

    • ANSWER:
      The more changes you make the more you can lose.

      With a juice fast, or using hunza diet bread you can lose maybe 40-50 pounds in three weeks.

      Fast
      This should be number one, but for most people this is the hardest. Going on a proper juice fast for 21 days will completely detoxify your body, flush fat cells, and reset your body’s weight set point. It is one of the fastest ways to lose weight, and one of the most effective ways to change the body’s set point so that you will not gain the weight back. This should be done under supervision depending upon your medical condition. The best book I know is The Miracle of Juice Fasting.

      Hunza Diet Bread

      Hunza Diet Bread is a delicious, dense, chewy bread that's very nutritious and is almost impervious to spoilage. The following recipe makes a huge batch of approximately 60 (sixty) x 2 inch squares, high in protein, vitamins and minerals.

      Keeps weeks at room temperature, even longer in the fridge and indefinitely in the freezer.

      The recipe for this wonderful bread is as follows:

      Recipe One

      4 cups of water
      3.5 (three & one half) to 4 pounds of natural buckwheat or millet flour
      1.5 (one & one half) cups of canola oil
      1.5 (one & one half) cups of natural unrefined sugar
      16 ounces of honey
      16 ounces of molasses
      4 ounces of powdered soya milk (half cup)
      1 teaspoon sea salt
      1 teaspoon cinnamon
      1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
      2 teaspoons baking powder (non aluminium)
      Hunza Diet Bread has a taste that is very satisfying and chewy all on its own, but you may also add if required, apricots, raisins, chopped walnuts, almonds, sliced dates to the above ingredients. Mix ingredients. Grease and lightly flour cooking pan(s). Ideally use baking trays with about 1 inch high sides. Pour batter in pan(s) half an inch thick over the base. Bake at about 300 degrees farenheit (150 C.) for 1 hour. After cooking, dry the bread in the oven for two (2) hours at a very low heat - 90 degrees farenheit (50 C). After it is cooled tip out and cut into approx 2 inch x 2 inch squares. Store it wrapped in cloth in a container.

      You may need to repeat the baking depending on the size of your baking pan, and oven, until all the mixture has been used. Hunza Diet Bread is made from natural buckwheat or millet flour. It is rich in phosphorous, potassium, iron, calcium, manganese and other minerals, as nothing has been destroyed in the preparation from the wheat. Thus it contains the essential nourishment of the grain. This is why you must ONLY use natural buckwheat or millet flour to make your own Hunza Diet Bread..... Good luck and good health .. bon appetite!

      Suggestions to lose weight with HUNZA DIET BREAD
      There are many ways to do it. This is another benefit. It's flexible. Here are some typical plans. Each piece of bread is thinly spread with butter for a total of approximately 100 calories.

      Plan A: Eat 1 piece every 5 hours of the 16 hours you're awake. That's 3 pieces which total 300 calories. This is the fastest way to lose weight I know of. It works faster than any high protein diet. Why? You have more energy and burn more calories. Second, the high fiber bread keeps your digestive system regular. Third, your body stays healthy. A healthy body means a properly functioning metabolic system.

      Plan B: Really gorge yourself with the bread. Two pieces every four hours for a total of 8 pieces but only 800 calories. You'll feel full all day. In fact, I doubt many people could eat this much of the bread.

      Plan C: Eat a piece in the morning for breakfast and a piece 3 hours before your dinner and you will eat a great deal less.

      Plan D: Eat a piece of HUNZA DIET BREAD, 10 minutes before you eat your regular meal. When we do this we eat only a fraction, such as 1/4 of what we would normally eat. If we wait longer than 10 minutes we don't want to eat at all.

      Plan E: Eat the bread at the end of meals that don't fill you up enough, such as low calorie meals. This is a perfect way to use the bread. You eat a low calorie meal, enjoy it, then eat a piece or two of bread to fill you up. Perfect! No suffering and no urge to snack.

      Plan F: Alternate Plan A, B, C, D. We recommend an alternation of the plans, but some people who just want to get the weight off as soon as possible will use Plan A exclusively.

  50. QUESTION:
    What are the major factors of ACNE/BREAKOUTS?
    I am starting to get pimples all over my face, and i wash it with medicated soap at least twice a day and change my pillow case... im 20 and have never ever had an acne problem.. why now!?!?! What are some possible cause, and solutions!

    • ANSWER:
      Toner:

      1/4 cup witch hazel
      1/4 cup green tea
      4 tbsp aloe vera gel
      3 drop of tea tree oil
      3 drops lemon oil

      Scrub:

      4 tbsp raw honey
      8 tbsp of sugar
      3 drop lemon oil

      Aloe vera gel renews skin cells, green tea detoxifies your body and helps skin, witch hazel is an astringent that clears acne, lemon oil lightens blemishes, tea tree oil penetrates skin and pores speeding up the healing process.

      These recipes should help with your acne problem, use the facial scrub once a week, and the toner every day (do not rinse off). The tea tree oil and lemon oil can be found at GNC, while the other products can be found at the grocery store or drug store.


recipes to detoxify your body

What Is The Best Detox Cleanse

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    How do I make a good home made body detox/cleanse?
    I want to detox / cleanse my body. I heard a lot of fat and toxins are stored and it's a good way to rid the body of you cleanse or detox. Are there any home made cleansing syrups or drinks you can make? What are the ingredients and how often to you drink them and for what length of time?

    • ANSWER:
      Your diet can be your detox! Eating a frugivore diet is the best way to help regenerate cells and restore great health. Reversing acidosis is the #1 choice for true detoxing. When we eat a diet consisting of 80% (of total calories daily) fruit, 15% greens and 5% good fats, we alkalize our bodies. If a person is very acidic and sufferers with dis-ease, they may also want to add some herbs or pure herbal formulas.

  2. QUESTION:
    What is the best way to do a full body detox cleanse? Ive been sluggish & tired lately, I want to start fresh!
    I want to do a full body detox cleanse. I have been so tired and sluggish lately, and need something to cleanse my system. I last did a cleanse about 4 months ago & it really helped, but they have since discontinued the product I used.
    I am a 24 y.o female, moderately active lifestyle, in s. ontario. I eat mainly organic and healthy foods, no fast food at all. Walk my dog every day with my son. Am on a budget, and some cleanse programs I checked out are ridiculously expensive. I'd like to find something that won't cost me anything outrageous, and is affordable to do every 3 months or so.
    I take a multi vitamin, B12, B6, and iron supplements.
    I have IBS, and cleansing seems to help calm it down a lot, too.

    Any info on how to do a really in depth, full detox would be fabulous. Thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      ... Sounds like you are doing a good job of taking care of yourself. Good for you. ...

      My personal experience is that fasting is the most powerful and most natural way to cleanse the body. ... Some folks believe that properly done juice fasting is the best way to do this,.. and others believe that straight water fasting is the only true way to fast. ........ Personally, I feel that juice fasting is by far the wiser choice for someone who has not already done a good deal of cleansing work on their system,.. or at least already well into a cleansing, organic and healthy vegetarian diet. ................. If you are talking about someone who is already on a pretty clean diet and who is not taking any sorts of medications or with any serious illnesses,.. than I would say that water fasting is a safe way to go.
      .... If a person is taking any sort of medications,... then I would definately not do any sort of fasting. In that case, I would encourage them to go on a cleansing diet, (such as you already follow). ............ If someone is dealing with any sort of serious illness,.. then I would reccommend that they only fast under professional supervision.

      Fasting, as a form of cleansing, is thousands of years old,... and of course, (if you are not juice fasting),.. it costs absolutely nothing financially. .. Fasting is an extremely powerful tool for promoting and maintaining health. .................. If you have never fasted before,. I would reccommend that you begin by doing a couple of 24 hour fasts once a week,.. followed by a couple of 3 day fasts once a month,.. followed by a seven day fast which you might do perhaps one month after your second 3 day fast. ................. After that,.. you can either move up to a 10 or a 14 day fast, if that feels right for you,.. (perhaps a few months or more after the 7 day fast), ........... and then You could do something like one 7 or 10 day fast once a year or once every six months,.. to continue to promote and maintain your health.
      .............. You need to know that fasting is a science,.. and there is much to learn about how to properly begin,.. undergo and then end and come out of a fast. .... There are some good books available which will instruct you on how to properly fast. Most of them offer somewhat different approaches and philosophies,.. but if you are talking about a straight water fast,... the important instruction pertains to how to begin and how to end the fast. ............ You could look into the books by such authors as; Paul Bragg or Paavo Airola (http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=br_ss_hs/103-4191513-9866213?platform=gurupa&url=index%3Dblended&keywords=Fasting&Go.x=7&Go.y=9) ....

      There is also information available for free on the web. You will definately find that everyone offers different advice and different approaches. You should choose the advice that feels right to you and your needs.

      If you do choose to fast,.. you may want to try and get some high colonics once or twice after you are well into the fast, to help clean out your colon. This is an excellent additional tool to go along with the cleansing process.

      Be Well....

  3. QUESTION:
    What order should I do a total body detox cleanse in?
    So I've done many detox and cleanse periods through my life and I live a pretty healthy life style (I've been a strict vegetarian for almost 15 years and an occasional hiker/runner) But none the less, I've been eating more junk food over the last few months and am feeling the need to do a detox/cleanse some time this month or next as I start to move to a more vegan lifestyle and get back into running.

    I normally tend to do the cleases slowly, taking two weeks to cut down sugar and caffeine etc. Then I do mostly raw food for a day or two, then an other 2 days all raw, then 2 days of juice fasting and two days of water fasting.

    But I'm wondering if this is the best order to do things or if I should reverse the process and do my weaning off caffeine etc. then go right into 2 or 3 days of water fasting followed by juice, then all raw, then mostly raw, then moving back into a normal (healthier) diet.

    What order (or any other suggestions) would you recommend? Thanks so much in advanced! :)

    • ANSWER:
      There's no wrong way of doing a detox.

      I've had great results doing a 16-24 hour fast, then pursue my habit of eating then on. It will eliminate toxins from your body and all that growth hormone producing during a fast will keep ya frisky...and will burn fat too

      Green tea works well, even while fasting.

      Good luck with the vegan lifestyle. I'm more of a steak and eggs person

  4. QUESTION:
    What is the best detox/cleanse on the market?
    I just started the paleo diet and working out daily about 2 weeks ago, and I really want to do a cleanse whether is be a "weight loss" one, a colon one, or a total body one, whichever is best. What do you have the best experience with? I don't want to waste my money on something stupid. I've heard a lot about the Advocare cleanse and how well it worked for some people, however there are SOME terrible reviews. I tried looking on GNC's website and read reviews for a few and they are just too mixed. So, what's the best detox/cleanse out there and why? Please and thank you:)

    • ANSWER:
      For your body I recommend
      -SuperDetox
      -Fibre System Plus
      From 4life Research

      And for your Mind.
      Try to practice some sport or even Better a little YOGA.

      Find More at http://eatingyoga.com

  5. QUESTION:
    I want a cheap one to three day detox cleanse?
    Hi
    I'm looking for a affordable detox cleanse. I'm not looking to lose weight. I'm just looking to rid toxins from my body. I want to do the Dr. Oz detox but it's to much money right now. If you have any ideas on detox cleanses I can do please answer. If you are here to ridicule detox cleanses or give me the lemon detox you are wasting your time and mine.

    • ANSWER:

  6. QUESTION:
    If you use a detox/cleansing drink and you do this each month would it help with weight loss and digestions?
    If you use a detox/cleansing drink and you do this each month would it help with weight loss and digestion?
    &
    what are some good detox drinks to take?

    • ANSWER:
      I do a one week master cleanse every 6 months

      during master cleanse you only drink maple syrup + lemon juice + cayenne pepper. It is great for detox and weight loss. I feel really fresh everything i do it

  7. QUESTION:
    Have any of you tried a good detox/cleanse juice fast or the likes?
    I was thinking about doing the lemon cleanse to revitalize myself and jump start my diet. Not so much about trying to lose weight easily..I just want to "clean" myself out and get rid of some gross cravings :) Any tips? Please tell me a detox/cleanse plan.

    • ANSWER:
      Isagenix is the nutritional leader for this and works amazingly well. It doesn't have any of the gross side effects some of the others do AND you get a coach to work with to make sure you follow the program and help you make adjustments for you and your lifestyle.

      Feel free to contact me directly with any questions, I promise no sales pressure.

  8. QUESTION:
    Can you provide tips or share experiences on a good detox/cleanse?
    I am at a healthy weight, I diet and exercise regularly, drink one cup of green tea every morning and eat plenty of fiber. I am looking for recommendations to detox and cleanse internally, and if I shed a few pounds doing it, I expect to put it back on quickly. Any tips, recommendations and experiences are greatly appreciated!

    • ANSWER:
      detox and cleansing are just scam terms designed to sell products, they mean nothing.

      Also you won't lose any weight. You already seem to have a healthy lifestyle so keep it up!

  9. QUESTION:
    How do you know when a colon cleanse is working?
    I am using the Michael's brand "Ultimate Detox & Cleanse" and do not notice any results.

    • ANSWER:
      You may notice either diarrhea or that your poop is a bit bulkier than normal. Be SURE that you are getting enough water. Two liters a day is ideal during a cleanse... at least that!

      Signs and Sounds of Healthy Poop:
      http://www.oprah.com/health/yourbody/slide/slide_yourbody_digestion_101.jhtml

      If you have poor digestion, irritable bowel, or food sensitivities, I recommend another option to you, though. How healthy are your small intestines? Because of antibiotics in our diets, we often kill the healthy bacteria needed to help break down food in our small intestines. Our small intestines are the organ in our body that is most like our brains. There are loads of neurotransmitters and complicated communications mechanisms. By putting such a taxing burden on our small intestines by our processed diets and antibiotics, many people have created a semi-permeable lining of the small intestines. Our intestines have lost the some of the ability to protect us from harmful molecules. Thus we can more easily develop food intolerances. Be sure you take probiotics AND the following elements are the fundamental elements in repairing your small intestines:

      "L-Glutamine helps protect the mucosal cells of the small and large intestine, which provide a protective barrier against infection.
      Studies using L-Glutamine have shown excellent results in helping to relieve digestive disorders.
      N-Acetyl-D-Glucosamine is one of the building blocks of cellular tissue.
      Gamma Linolenic Acid (GLA) is a precursor to the series 1 anti-inflammatory prostaglandins.
      Gamma Oryzanol (natural extract of rice bran oil) is a soothing intestinal plant substance, rich in phytochemicals and antioxidants, such as phytosterols, beta sitosterol and ferulic acid esters.
      Gamma Oryzanol’s mechanism of action is thought to be its ability to help normalise the nervous system’s control of digestive secretions."

      (These are ingredients found in Nutri's Permeability Factors. Recommended in a book that is an authority on chronic fatigue syndrome, which seems to have a lot of symptoms that are tied to digestion).

      I wouldn't be satisfied with just a colon cleanse because the colon really isn't key to digesting and metabolizing nutrients... though it does play a role in poop consistency... look to healing your small intestines. More people have a problem with candida or gut permeability than doctors are aware of. :) There are even home test kits online.

  10. QUESTION:
    What does a cleanse do to the body? Are they really that great?
    What does a detox cleanse do to the body? How can I "cleanse" my body? How long does it take to do a cleanse? Does it change the outer appearance of the body, or just "clean out" the inside?

    • ANSWER:
      It's pretty much all a crock. There's no evidence that any of the so-called "cleanses" out there do anything they claim to be able to do. What they DO is compromise your immune system, starve your body of needed nutrients, and and other harmful things.

      Your liver is already the natural "detoxifier" in your body. There is no need to detox with these cleanses because your liver does that already.

      Don't your body by buying into a fad health kick. It is pointless.

  11. QUESTION:
    What happens to your body when you detox?
    I interested in finding out what happens to your body while your on one of those diet detox's. How does the detox cleanse out your body and how do you benefit?
    Also are there any side effects of detoxing both during and after?

    • ANSWER:
      Well you detox because throughout your life your body gets filled with harmful substances and toxins. Eating packaged food, second hand smoking, living near a chemical plant, drinking unfiltered tap water (what can I say), etc. There are so many ways to get chemicals and all types of things into your body that will make you feel tired, sick, broken down. Detoxification methods can help clean you out of those chemicals, foods like green tea helps protect the body against free radicals, one of the substances that ruin you inside out.

      Side effects of a detox? Only depends on what you're detoxing from. People who are undergoing drug and alcohol detoxes will suffer withdrawal symptoms, not really from detoxing but because they are addicted, taking them away from alcohol and drugs causes a reaction to the body because it was dependent on those things.

      Your body will be getting rid of toxins and chemicals during a detox, basically you'll see real dirty stuff coming out of you than you would when you take a shower/bath =P

  12. QUESTION:
    What is the best safest way to cleanse out my body?
    I am getting ready to try to start and lose weight but I feel like I should just flush and cleanse my body first. What is the best detox cleansing I could do? I am on spring break now so I want to do while I am at home. Should I just drink lots of water?

    • ANSWER:
      Yes drink a lot of water but not to much. Eat veggies and fruit alot. Raisens are very good along with pomegranate juice. Those will clean out your system very well

  13. QUESTION:
    Is there some way to naturally detox or cleanse your body?
    Is there some way to naturally detox or cleanse your body?

    • ANSWER:
      There is a lot of hype around "detoxing" and "cleansing" these days. Most of what you'll hear is untrue, and can be just a waste of your time and money. There’s no evidence that detoxing and cleansing has any health benefit. Nonetheless, there are lifestyle changes you can make to “detox” your body. Cutting back on saturated fats, daily calories, refined grains, sugar, and sodium can help you reap all kinds of health benefits. Instead, choose fruits and vegetables, whole grains, fat-free or low-fat dairy, lean protein, seafood, and healthy fats.

  14. QUESTION:
    do detox cleanses effect your metabolism?
    ive been wanting to try a detox cleanse (the master cleanse 14 days) but i dont want to gain weight just going back to a normal diet.

    will the cleanse actually bite me in the a** in the end?

    • ANSWER:
      Amanda it will bite you back in the end (in your end?).
      The lemon detox or master cleanse/starvation diet you are referring to is a calorie deficit program.
      You will lose a few pounds but when you start eating again you will probably gain more weight.
      The signal these starvation diets send the body is that there is no more food available.
      The body immediately stores any fat it can and begins to burn muscle mass for fuel instead of the stored fat (metabolism).
      Stored fat will be used as a last resort when needed.
      When you start eating again the body immediately stores any food as fat because it doesn't know when the next famine is coming. You really don't detox since a substantial portion of the toxins in the body are stored in fat cells. So if you don't lose the fat, you don't lose the toxins.
      The complete opposite of what you are trying to accomplish.
      There is no build up of bad plaque, toxins, or sludge in a normal, reasonably healthy system.
      If this was the case we would have people dying left and right from malnutrition since their small intestines couldn't absorb nutrients.
      The majority of the water from food and what we drink is reabsorbed through the colon, if our colons were clogged we would all be walking around looking like sponges right?
      Detoxing is ridding the system - liver, kidneys, and intestines of toxins both internal and environmental. Additionally, many toxins are stored in our fat cells so in order to truly "detox", you need to lose excess body fat as well to fully detox.Our liver and kidneys aren't clogged with toxins. Otherwise we would be dead.
      The liver does in fact get layered with fat when we become overweight.
      We "cleanse and detox" naturally 24 hours a day through respiration, sweat, liver, and kidneys.
      We can help by eating a healthy diet with minimal added sugar and salt. Lots of fresh fruit, vegetables, whole grain foods, beans, peas, and brown rice keep a system as healthy as it can be.
      Minimal alcohol, caffeine, soda.
      Read food labels. If you can't pronounce it, don't put it in your body.
      A healthy high fiber diet works every time.
      Increases the speed and efficiency of the digestive system and helps the body rid itself of both internal and environmental toxins.
      Cleanses actually flush out the beneficial bacteria and enzymes in the digestive system.
      Search gut flora to learn about the beneficial bacteria we need in our colon.
      We have more beneficial bacteria in our digestive systems than all the cells in our bodies!
      Did you know the digestive system is one of the largest contributors to our immune system?
      They don't tell you about the gas, cramping, and bloating you will experience when you start eating again and the body has to rebuild this bacteria population.
      Spend your money in the produce department.
      Good luck.

  15. QUESTION:
    What Should I Drink In The Morning B4 I Eat Anything To Detox My Body?
    i ate pretty crappy this week and now i need to fill my body with natural organic foods/drinks what should i drink the second i wake up to get rid of nasty chemicals and detox/cleanse my body?

    • ANSWER:
      That's what your liver is for.

  16. QUESTION:
    How can i detox and cleanse my liver?
    What are some natural and low cost ways to detox and cleanse my liver?

    • ANSWER:
      The healthy way is to have a healthy lifestyle.
      Adopt a healthy balanced eating plan, with a variety of fruits, vegetables, wholegrain, lean protein, healthy fats & low-fat dairy.
      Drink adequate water, keep the not-so-healthy foods to small portion sizes & don't over-indulge with alcohol.

  17. QUESTION:
    Good AND Reasonably Priced Detox Cleanse?
    Does anyone know of a good detox cleanse that I could do? I don't have a lot of excess money so I would even be willing to do something where you make everything yourself, and it just provides you with what you should eat for each meal each day, etc. Help please!! All I can seem to find is ridiculously overpriced juices.

    • ANSWER:
      Try a green smoothie cleanse. It actually tastes good and it detoxifies you. Look up 'healthyvegan green smoothie' and you'll find one that says 'best green smoothie recipe - healthy vegan recipes on video' Click it and watch

  18. QUESTION:
    what is a good book with natural remedies for womens health?
    i want to detox, cleanse, and get my uterus in shape. i dont have a period right now and im looking for natural fixes. what are some great books,websites, or google search keywords?

    • ANSWER:
      The best way to detox and cleanse your system is with natural foods. Try a raw food diet for a week or two- (fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds, fresh juices, filtered water) your body will cleanse itself and balance your hormones naturally. (My husband advises this diet for women trying to conceive- and it works the vast majority of the time.)

      The two books I would highly recommend are:
      Women's Bodies, Women's Wisdom by Christiane Northrup
      Prescription for Nutritional Healing by Balch & Balch

  19. QUESTION:
    is it healthy to detox and cleanse the body using a kit?
    I was considering trying a detox and cleansing kit, 2-week program. Is this really healthy for a person to do, or is damaging towards the body/organs?

    • ANSWER:
      It is not healthy. Detox "diets" are a scam. They don't "cleanse" your body of "toxins" or anything like that. All they do is deprive you of calories, macronutrients and vitamins. If you feel like starving yourself for two weeks, then that's your prerogative, but you shouldn't be that cruel to your body.

  20. QUESTION:
    What are some brands of 100% all natural fruit and/or vegetable juices?
    I am going on a 7-day all-juice detox cleanse and want to make sure I have plenty of options before I start. I need to stock up on juice, so what are some juices with no added sugar, no artificial colors and flavors, and no preservatives? I wish I had a juicer, this would make everything so much easier... (:

    • ANSWER:
      you could get a cheap juicer it may save you money in the long run
      check the ingredients before you buy

  21. QUESTION:
    Should I do a detox/cleanse to jumpstart my diet ?
    Can someone please tell me if they have done a detox/cleanse and had great sucess ? I wanna lose weight but I just need that jump start , I weight 192 , 5'6 thank you

    • ANSWER:
      Look,detox is nonsense.The kidneys and liver filter out all the crap.I know stupid magazines are full of this nonsense but please study some basic biology.

  22. QUESTION:
    what do you recommend to use for body detox and cleanse?
    i have not ever used a detox and cleanse system before but am very interested in doin it. what are some good, short (7day), inexpensive, and effective,systems i may try? thank you.

    • ANSWER:
      Try Waiora's Cellular Defense.

  23. QUESTION:
    What is the best and most affordable way to do a body detox?
    I'm looking to do a body detox to cleanse my body of chemicals etc (not drugs or alcohol) To start clean and fresh.

    What is the best method? I'm not looking for some expensive product or spam please.

    • ANSWER:
      go vegan for a week that would detox your system

      green leafy vegetables, avoid the starchy ones is possible

      lots of fruits and lots of water

      drink a glass or water and 2 tbs of lemon juice the first thing in the morning when you wake up

  24. QUESTION:
    Have you every traveled to a foreign country for a medical treatment / health program?
    I am wondering if any of you have traveled to a foreign country for any health / beauty /or medical treatment?
    (plastic surgery, detox, cleansing, anything...)
    What are your experiences? Any advises?

    • ANSWER:
      Nope!

  25. QUESTION:
    What are the best foods to eat to detox your body, to get ready for a diet?
    I've been on a diet for a while now, and I have not seen any results. I did not detox or cleanse my body before I started. Is that the reason I have failed? Will cleansing my system help with the weight loss?

    • ANSWER:
      I don't know if detoxing your body will help you achieve your dieting goals, but cranberry juice is a good detoxer. Are you exercising as well? One of the key components to losing weight is using more calories than you consume, so that your body has to take the extra needed calories (your body's energy source) from your fat cells. So my suggestion is just eat low calorie food, and exercise a lot. Ride a bike or walk to school or work instead of drive. Go for a jog instead of watch TV. Or find something you enjoy doing that is physically active, for me it is playing sports..

      sex is a good (and fun!) form of exercise as well, there is even something called sexercise where you purposely do difficult positions and other things like that to make your sex more of a workout. Look it up.
      Also, don't expect to lose 20 pounds instantly. Losing weight in a healthy manner is a slow process. If you lose 2 pounds a week your doing darn good! Make a plan and stick to it, you can do it!

  26. QUESTION:
    I am taking Metformin right now. Can I also take Jillian Michael's Detox and Cleanse?
    I am taking the Metformin for weight loss and I just purchased the Jillian Michael's Detox and Cleanse pills. Is it safe to take both at the same time, or should I stop taking the Metformin for the 7 days I take the Detox and Cleanse pills?

    • ANSWER:

  27. QUESTION:
    How long does weed resin take to get out of your system?
    Ok so I have a probation drugtest in 2 days and i was clean until today. i smoked a decent sized resin ball, that was it. i have 7 niacin and im gonna sweat/piss alot in the next 2 days, and no i dont have the ability to go buy any detox/cleansing products. so will i probably pass this drug test? any tips? and i dont want people saying 'you shouldnt have smoked in the first place'

    • ANSWER:
      Try "red" herbal tea from a local store, it worked on someone who had smoked the morning of and they passed, it was for a job though not a prob meeting. This situation reminds me of something my little bro would have done two days to go and cigar.. HAHA i hope you pass, good luck. Oh and i was on probation for a year and only got screened once, not sure your offense but mine wasn't related to a substance so they weren't to hard on me!

  28. QUESTION:
    Have those cleanse patches made anyone else sick?
    I tried the foot detox cleanse patches for several weeks and they made me feel sick all the time. I finally gave up and feel better. They were ridiculously expensive, too. Apparently, I need my toxins. :)

    • ANSWER:
      You should read up on them more, they don't work and it is impossible that they could work, I think if your were sick, you were going to be regardless of weather or not you got the foot detox cleansing patches.

  29. QUESTION:
    Do detox drinks cleanse your system and take THC out of your bloodstream?
    The last time I smoked was about 2 weeks ago, and it was like one bowl. I've smoked about 3 or 4 time this month. I bought a detox drink that I drink an hour before hand. But when I went to the doctors they wanted to have a blood test and urine test. Would the detox drink cleanse my bloodstream as well as the rest of my system? I took the test yesterday, and before the urine test I drank about 1 and half water bottles and peed 2 times. They asked for the Urine but since I couldn't pee they gave me another water bottle to drink. Is that enough to flush it out of my system? Also, the doctor said she was gonna do a blood test for everything, just to see if there were any biological problems, (...) but do you think the thc would pop up on the tests?

    • ANSWER:
      The only reliable way to beat a drug test is to not take drugs.

      Typically, those detox drinks just temporarily cover up the amount of illicit substances in your urine. They don't actually remove anything. And they are incredibly unreliable. I'm not sure how well they work for blood tests, but I wouldn't expect them to at all.

      Stating that you last smoked pot 2 weeks ago doesn't mean anything because it builds up in your body, so that if you smoked regularly before two weeks ago it will take longer to expel from your body than if you only smoked once in your life two weeks ago. As well, it's largely dependent on a bunch of other metabolic factors and there's no way to gauge from this short question.

      If they're pulling blood for "biological problems" I wouldn't expect them to test it for drugs, though they could. Doctors don't usually lie, telling you they're doing one thing when they're doing another.

      If you want to pass a drug test you have to stop smoking pot.

  30. QUESTION:
    What can I do to ease the symptoms of celiac disease?
    my wife has celiac disease and she's hasn't been feeling to good. She told me that her stomach hurts really bad and all the time. What could I do or buy her to make her feel good again? I was thinking some type of detox/cleanse for the body.

    • ANSWER:
      Is she following a STRICT gluten free diet and are you 100% sure that you are not cross contaminating her/her stuff with any gluten stuff in the house (meaning, you have different cooking utensils, pots, pans, cutting boards, cleaning sponges, etc.). The first step is letting her Gastroenterologist know she is having pain and getting her TTG/antibodies checked to make sure she is 100% gluten free.
      If those come out negative, and she has checked to make sure there are no sources of gluten (including makeup, shampoos, lotions, sunblock, etc.) then I would think that things like gerd, ulcers, etc. should be ruled out as well.
      Good luck, get her to get her antibodies tested asap! is my best advice, then once it is ruled out that her celiac isn't active, then other things need to be considered..

  31. QUESTION:
    Does the lemon detox actually work ?
    Does the lemon detox cleanse work? I literally found out about it less than 2 seconds ago, an im pretty entertained at the idea, so please inform me the ingredients on making the drink an if it works an how soon!

    • ANSWER:
      You can forget about it.

      "Detox" is short for detoxification and detoxification is a natural process involving your liver and kidneys and there is nothing you can do to effect it. It is impossible to detoxify a human once the toxin is in the blood with the possible exception of kidney dialysis, kelation therapy, and other expensive medical modalities. Currently "detox" is a faddist word, relatively meaningless, and is used to express that which the users cannot otherwise express because of ignorance of because the expression would be patently false.

      Detox diets, cleanses, and supplements don't work. There is no diet which will cause your body to get rid of toxins, heavy metals, poisonous by-products from smoking, drugs, etc. And cleanses for the purpose of weight loss don't work because they can only eliminate water and small amounts of waste which the body will replace very quickly.

      Check out these reliable references. Listen to experts, not a random bunch of strangers of unknown credibility in this and other forums. Here's what the experts have to say about cleanses.

      Article excerpt: "Colon Cleansing Has No Health Benefit, May Harm"
      Ref: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/news/fullstory_114876.html

      Article excerpt: "Although the reports show little evidence of any benefit, many studies reported side effects. These include cramping, bloating, nausea, vomiting, electrolyte imbalance, and kidney failure."
      Ref: http://www.webmd.com/balance/news/20110801/colon-cleansing-may-be-risky-study-finds

      Article excerpt: "The main concerns with colon cleansing are that it can: Increase your risk of dehydration, lead to bowel, perforations, increase the risk of infection, cause a rise in your electrolytes, which can be dangerous if you have kidney disease or heart disease."
      Ref: http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/colon-cleansing/AN00065

      Article excerpt: "fasting has many negative side effects, including all the symptoms that go along with malnutrition: insomnia, cravings, nausea, depressed mood, hair loss... the list goes on."
      Ref: http://maddieruud.hubpages.com/hub/Master-Cleanse-Lemonade-Diet

      Article excerpt:"Colon cleansing is a dubious and almost always useless procedure"
      Ref: http://www.sciencebasedmedicine.org/index.php/colon-cleanses-a-load-of-you-know-what/

      Article excerpt: "The human body can defend itself very
      well against most environmental insults and the effects of occasional indulgence. If you ’re generally healthy, stick to giving your body what it needs to maintain its own detox system— a healthful diet, adequate fluid intake, regular exercise, sufficient sleep, and all recommended medical check-ups. Don’ waste your money...follow a healthy, balanced lifestyle instead."
      Ref: http://www.lee-county.com/gov/dept/HumanResources/Wellness_Newsletters/Aug%2008.pdf

      Article excerpt: "A day on a detox diet program probably won't hurt you, but there's little point in following these restrictive diets - and they can do far more harm than good, says Michelle May, MD,"
      Ref: http://www.medicinenet.com/script/main/art.asp?articlekey=64306

      Article excerpt: "Detox diets are a waste of time and money, say scientists"
      Ref: http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/uk/article784402.ece

      Your body cleanses itself naturally. And cleanses, purges, emetics, enemas, alternative and homeopathic colon cleanses etc. cannot remove fat from your body or make your body lose fat and/or toxins. If fat is your problem, you're eventually going to realize that nothing works except a proper diet for life or surgery. The best diet for all normal adults hasn't changed. It is still a varied, balanced, nutritious, and properly apportioned diet of high quality foods.

      Detoxification is a fad and a fantasy only. If you have reason to believe you're toxic, consult with your doctor. Don't waste your time paying attention to advertising hype, naturopathic gurus, homeopathic charlatans, etc. The road to good health is paved with science. If you or someone you love gets deathly ill, you will take them to a place where medical science is practiced. So, where is the sense in abandoning medical science in favor of baseless and unscientific methods of quacks and charlatans.

      Good luck and good health!!

  32. QUESTION:
    Do detox drinks cleanse your system and take THC out of your bloodstream?
    The last time I smoked was about 2 weeks ago, and it was like one bowl. I've smoked about 3 or 4 time this month. I bought a detox drink that I drink an hour before hand. But when I went to the doctors they wanted to have a blood test and urine test. Would the detox drink cleanse my bloodstream as well as the rest of my system? I took the test yesterday, and before the urine test I drank about 1 and half water bottles and peed 2 times. They asked for the Urine but since I couldn't pee they gave me another water bottle to drink. Is that enough to flush it out of my system? Also, the doctor said she was gonna do a blood test for everything, just to see if there were any biological problems, (...) but do you think the thc would pop up on the tests?

    • ANSWER:

  33. QUESTION:
    How can I cleanse my body for a drug test?
    I have a week before taking a drug test, haven't done anything too bad. I need some advise on any detox or cleansing technique or supplements I can take. Thx!

    • ANSWER:
      Time is the only thing that will get the thc out of your system and here is why.

      Marijuana has a half-life in your system. How long it takes to leave your system depends on how much you smoke. But the time maxes out at around 45 days. One smoking session for someone with a clean system takes about 3-4 days to be clean. Smoke 2 days later and then have to wait about a week, and so on. The time it will take roughly doubles every time you smoke until it maxes at about 45 days to be clean. So if you are maxed out and you wait about 2 weeks and then smoke again, you're basically back to 45 days.
      Marijuana can be detected in urine for nearly a week after smoking. Blood tests can be more accurate, and it might take a month to be totally clear. Hair tests show every drug ever taken when that hair was growing - this is why you see so many drug addicts with shaved heads or buzz cuts, by the way. Also by the way: taking laxatives and drinking wacky chemicals won't "cheat" a drug test. It will just make you go to the bathroom! These drug tests are designed by experts who anticipate what the drug user might do.

      Be very careful of "remedies" for getting around drug tests. They flat out do not work and could do damage to your body.

  34. QUESTION:
    What is the best detox for body cleansing?
    What is the best detox for body cleansing? Was thinking of the drinks or the foot pads... Any suggestions?

    • ANSWER:
      Great post! I totally understand how you feel. I'm also trying to lose weight and I found this great product which is working for me (it's all 100% natural - a colon cleanse that was really gentle on my body. I feel so good and I lost 15 pounds). You can check the website at
      http://www.thin-diet-fun.us , I had a free trial and paid less than .00 shipping and handling. Best of luck!

  35. QUESTION:
    How to pass a drug court no tolerance test within 24 hours of use.?
    I had quit smoking for 13 days, then I smoked bud 3 times and took one o.c. 20mg, I have 24 hours until I take a piss test for drug court. The test is a no-tolerence test. What detox cleansing drink is recommended? Do I have any chance? If you have a smartass answer then dont bother replying.

    • ANSWER:
      nah bro ur fucked..ask someone with clean piss if they could piss into a ziplock baggy or a condom for you and bring it in with you. if you use the condom jus poke a hole on the tip wit somethin sharp. if you use a ziploc baggy jus triple bag it so it dont leak everywhere

      I also heard puttin bleach into the piss clears it up

  36. QUESTION:
    What is a good detox cleansing program for your body?
    I am getting married in a little over a month and I want to totally detox my body as far as health wise (not drugs). I want to have the clearest skin and the most energy for my special day. Anyone have any home-made recipes?

    • ANSWER:
      Type in "Healthy Detox Recipes" into your search bar and you will be very pleasantly surprised!

  37. QUESTION:
    What are some natural and simple personal care items that are good to use during a detox cleanse?
    In about 2 weeks I'm planning a detoxifying cleanse. I'll be obstaining from all the typical personal care items in favor of natural simple ones. Everything from shampoo and lotions to deoderents and tooth paste will be given up and switched out for 10 days.

    In the past when I've done this, I've stuck to just water for cleaning and olive oil for moisturizer. What are some other things I could use? Thanks in advance :)

    • ANSWER:

  38. QUESTION:
    does vale detox cleansing capsule work?
    i smoke heavily. daily. have a random UA coming up for the new jobsite we're on. The GC requires all subcontractors to take a drug screen for insurance purposes. how well, if it at all, does the vale detox cleansing capsule work?

    • ANSWER:
      Not at all. Heavy users like yourself take a MONTH of non-smoking to clean out the system. No flushes, no detox, no niacin. Just time.

  39. QUESTION:
    What is a good detox/cleanse to do that is healthy and wont starve me into insanity ?
    Im a 17 year old female and i want to do a detox diet to just shed a few pounds. I workout 6 days a week and do yoga about 3 or 4 times a week, which ive been keeping up with for a while now. I eat really good, no sodas, just low sugar juices lots of fruit and veg, multi grain bread alot of water and green teas, no lollies or chocolate or fast food, so my diet is very good, but id like to just do a short detox. I dont want a lecture about how im a young girl and shouldnt be doing this and that and blahblahblah. I'll know when i shouldnt be doing something to my body :) thanks

    • ANSWER:

  40. QUESTION:
    What kind of mind cleansers or detoxs called?
    I'm trying to detox or cleanse my mind , like some are going a week without meat or no technology for a week?
    Give me some examples? They can be physical too

    • ANSWER:
      Be like buddha and meditate for days on end in a park? I don't know, I caution your friends to make sure they're getting enough protein through plant sources if they're intent on avoiding meat for a week.

  41. QUESTION:
    What are the best Raw Vegan Retreats (offering cleanses & juice fasting) in British Columbia, Canada?
    Other areas of Canada would be fine as well, or even the United States. British Columbia would be preferred. Any ideas are welcome.

    Interested in retreats surrounding raw food, vegan food, detox/cleansing, juice fasting, and new age spirituality.

    • ANSWER:
      http://www.rawfoodplanet.com/Links/Vacationsretreats-links.html

      They have retreats in hope and winlove BC.

  42. QUESTION:
    What are some good body detox cleanses that work?
    I'm looking for body cleanses because I need to lose some weight. I need one that is somewhat easy & cheap. Please help!
    Thanks for your time!

    • ANSWER:
      For three days drink only water. Eat nothing. After that eat only fresh foods such as vegetables and fruit. Nothing that has seen the inside of a factory. Do this for another week and then you can start to eat whole foods. No refined foods containing white sugar or white flour or white rice etc. Stay off animal fats and and red meat. Eat stir fries using a little olive oil. You will lose weight, be healthy and you will detox for absolutely no cost.

  43. QUESTION:
    What Stores In LA,California Sell Acai Berry Detox &&Colon Cleanse?
    What stores in Los Angeles California sell Acai Berry Detox?&&Colon Cleanse? I've read so many good reviews about this combination that I want to try it for myself! :)

    I really want to lose weight! :) Like 30 pounds in 5 months (By the second week of Sept.). So any diets the are recommended will be appreciated. && any exercise rutines will also be appreciated.

    • ANSWER:
      A good way to cleanse your body is doing a colon flush or whole body cleanse twice a month. Usually what I will do is sign-up for a free trial then cancel it when i get my bottle. That way i have a month supply of cleanse for only - bucks instead of . I don't know what your looking for but you can potential loose a easy 5 to 15 pounds of waste without dehydrating yourself. Well I hope this helps. Here are the free trials I signed up for. It cost me about 10 bucks total and got about 3 months worth of cleasenes :) Also, the nice thing about these are they are all clean healthy ingredients. It allows me to eat like i'm 12 again without gaining a pound :) THESE PRODUCTS WILL JUMP START YOUR WEIGHTLOSS CAMPAIGN!!! GOOD LUCK I GOT MY BOTTLES IN ABOUT 3 DAYS!!! :) I also ran 30 minutes a day and lost about 35 pounds in 2 months

      http://kvors.com/click/?s=84696&c=132491
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  44. QUESTION:
    How long will it take chemo drugs to full leave my body?
    I recently stop chemotherapy and was wondering how long the drugs would last in my body? Also I was told the best was to detox or cleanse my body would be to drink lots of water, does anyone know of a detox or cleansing routine that would help get these drugs out of my body?

    • ANSWER:
      The following links provided may help answer some of your questions:

      How long does it take to get chemo, CMF, out of your system?
      Answers —Russell Portenoy, M.D.: It is important to distinguish the direct effects of chemotherapy as it circulates in the body from the long-term effect that can continue after the body has eliminated the chemotherapy through normal metabolic pathways. Most chemotherapy is eliminated from the body fairly quickly, and the fatigue that patients experience after treatment is a prolonged effect that continues long after the chemotherapy is gone. A person should not assume that feeling fatigued means that the chemotherapy is still in the body. As we said before, fatigue has many possible causes and the experience of severe fatigue should be evaluated so that these causes can be identified and treated.
      Marisa Weiss, M.D., president and founder: Among the many causes of fatigue, there are hormonal influences that can have a significant effect, including your thyroid gland function. In the evaluation for your fatigue, make sure that this is also checked out.

      How long does the chemotherapy stay in my body?
      A: Not very long. Most agents are completely metabolized and excreted within several hours. The damage sustained by cancer cells from chemotherapy agents, however, may not result in the death of the cell for several days.

      Also, on the question of detox, etc., speaking from my own experience (non-cancer) on alternative medicine, a certified and/or qualified health care practitioner (naturopath, integrative M.D.) should be sought if you would like to bring your body back to an enhanced state of health. These people can help you and even with before/after chemo/cancer treatment.
      Remember, it should be a qualified clinic with qualified people. Ask an association, etc., in your area concerning this field of medicine... and.... never self-medicate, always, always seek out the advice of those with expertise in their craft. Believe me, I know from experience. Good luck and all the best in health!

  45. QUESTION:
    what is a good detoxifying and cleansing drink?
    i'm starting a new diet in the next few days and i'm looking for a good detox and cleanse recipe that will flush me out and you know do its job.

    • ANSWER:
      I came across an interesting article offering colon cleanse advise at http://besthealthfitnessblog.com/ that might answer your question. Below the article are some colon cleansing products that people use. If you click on the product photos, you can read the product information as well as the reviews by people taking it. The prices are greatly discounted too. I hope that helps.

  46. QUESTION:
    Does a full body cleanse help lose weight?
    I've been doing a cleanse/detox (Cleanse for Life) for about 2 weeks now (its a 28 day thing) and all I've noticed so far is that I go to the bathroom alot! is it even going tp do anything beneficial or is it just a waste of time?
    Oh and I do work out and eat well to...I just got a stuborn 5 pounds to go!

    • ANSWER:
      Waste of time. If you lose any weight, it'll just be water weight. You'd be better off just eating healthy and exercising.

  47. QUESTION:
    How long should you wait between cleansers?
    Over a month ago I did the Jillian Michaels Detox and Cleanse and it didnt work at all. I actually gained weight. Well I want to try the QuickTrim 48 hour cleanser but I dont know if I should wait awhile since I did the other one over a month ago. Is it okay to do the QuickTrim cleanser?

    • ANSWER:
      tey are best avoided and you have found out they don't work.
      The body and the colon are self cleansing.
      Dr Roger Clements, a chemist at the USC school of pharmacy, said tests have proved that no extra toxins were expelled from the body on detox diets and that suggesting the digestive system needs a break is ludicrous.

      While retailers celebrate the arrival of the “detox season”, health specialists say that people’s drive to purge their bodies of toxins can, in fact, be harmful.

      Catherine Collins, chief dietician at St George’s Hospital in southwest London, said she saw dozens of patients suffering side-effects ranging from bowel problems to potassium depletion. “There is a fixation with the notion that we can detoxify the body through what we eat and drink, but the whole idea has no scientific basis,” said Dr Collins.

  48. QUESTION:
    How can I detox/cleanse my body through fasting?
    I have heard that fasting can do miracles for your energy level and overall well being. Does anyone have any suggestions on where to start and how to proceed? I also have heard that you must detox your colon prior to a fast otherwise you can get poisoned. Is it true and how do you do it?

    • ANSWER:
      Drink plenty of fluids for a good week.
      Eat lots of vegetables.
      Lots of vegetables.
      No meat.
      Once you think you are good and clean, drink broth.
      Drink broth for a week and then, you can fast.
      Make the broth from the vegetables, no meat.

      Good luck.

  49. QUESTION:
    Looking for a good detox/cleansing diet plan?
    Hi everyone. I was just wondering if anyone knows a good detox or cleansing diet plan i could follow. Nothing too drastic please. I am also planning on working out 3 or 4 times a week while i am on it so i will need energy. Thank you

    • ANSWER:
      Anyone interested in detoxifying their body might think about paying a little more attention to their body and less attention to the people trying to get their money. The body already has nature's most effective detoxification system. It's called the liver. The liver changes the chemical structure of foreign compounds so they can be filtered out of the blood by the kidneys, which then excrete them in the urine. I am left wondering why the alternative practitioners never mention this option to their customers. It's all-natural and proven effective.
      Nutrition experts have warned about the potential dangers of detox diets.
      Catherine Collins, chief dietician at St George’s Hospital in southwest London, said she saw dozens of patients suffering side-effects ranging from bowel problems to potassium depletion. “There is a fixation with the notion that we can detoxify the body through what we eat and drink, but the whole idea has no scientific basis,” said Dr Collins.

      “Your body does a perfectly good job of getting rid of toxins on its own,” says Dr. Nasir Moloo, a gastroenterologist with Capitol Gastroenterology Consultants Medical Group in Sacramento, Calif.

      Colon cleansing can increase the risk of dehydration, and in some cases, certain laxatives can raise the body's electrolyte level--a danger to those with kidney disease or heart disease.

      Working out, fine. Eat a varied and healthy diet. Let your body do the rest, it's good at it's job.

  50. QUESTION:
    How long should I do the saltwater detox/cleanse? Is 2 weeks too long?
    I think this the best cleansing combo but I maybe over doing it.

    • ANSWER:
      You are really just looking at a painful and drawn out way to empty your entire digestive tract.
      The lemon saltwater detox/master cleanse diet you are referring to is a calorie deficit program.
      You will lose weight on this diet. The average adult has eight meals in their digestive system. Five more than they should. By going on a deficit diet like this you can lose up to 10 pounds just by not eating. But it is only the weight of the food in your digestive system. At your current weight it will only be 2 or 3 pounds. So it does work. but it does not change your size. Pour the soda out of a bottle and the shape of the bottle doesn't change does it? Once you start eating again you just replace all the missing food in the system.
      The signal these starvation diets send the body is that there is no more food available. The body immediately stores any fat it can and begins to convert muscle and even organ tissue first for fuel instead of the stored fat. Stored fat will be used as a last resort when needed. The complete opposite of what you are trying to accomplish.
      There is no build up of bad plaque, toxins, or sludge in a normal, reasonably healthy system.
      If this was the case we would have people dying left and right from malnutrition since their small intestines couldn't absorb nutrients.
      The majority of the water from food and what we drink is reabsorbed through the colon, if our colons were clogged we would all be walking around looking like sponges right?
      Detoxing is ridding the system - liver, kidneys, and intestines of toxins both internal and environmental. Our liver and kidneys aren't clogged with toxins. Otherwise we would be dead. The liver does in fact get layered with fat if we become overweight.
      We "cleanse and detox" naturally 24 hours a day through respiration, sweat, liver, and kidneys.
      We can help by eating a healthy diet with minimal added sugar and salt. Lots of fresh fruit, vegetables, whole grain foods, beans, peas, and brown rice keep a system as healthy as it can be.
      Minimal alcohol, caffeine, soda.
      Read food labels. If you can't pronounce it, don't put it in your body.
      A healthy high fiber diet works every time.
      Increases the speed and efficiency of the digestive system and helps the body rid itself of both internal and environmental toxins.
      Cleanses actually flush out the beneficial bacteria and enzymes in the digestive system.
      Search "gut flora" to learn about the beneficial bacteria we need in our colon.
      We have more beneficial bacteria in our digestive systems than all the cells in our bodies!
      Did you know the digestive system is one of the largest contributors to our immune system?
      They don't tell you about the gas, cramping, and bloating you will experience when you start eating again and the body has to rebuild this bacteria population.
      Spend your money in the produce department.
      Good luck.


what is the best detox cleanse

Detox And Cleanse Diet

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    What is the Recipe for the Master Cleanse diet by the gallon?
    I am thinking about doing the Master Cleanse diet for 10 days to detox and drop some junk food weight that I know I have gained... I am going to be starting a diet of exercizing and eating right and I want to start fresh. Does anyone know what the recipe is to make this diet by the gallon so I can keep it in the fridge and not make it by the glass? N E help would be appreciated. THANX!

    • ANSWER:
      I don't recommend the master cleanse diet. Have you tried it before? I remember how last winter I wanted to do it for a week just for starters. The first day was so painful. I got such a bad headache and my breath got icky because I wasn't eating anything (did you know eating can actually help your breath to an extent?). I've read of other people complaining about the headaches and what not from doing that cleanse. I'd scratch it from your list of things to try because it's just not really worth it. If you want to clean out your system, try drinking senna teas like once (maybe even twice) every few weeks....much more effective.

  2. QUESTION:
    Looking for a good detox/cleansing diet plan?
    Hi everyone. I was just wondering if anyone knows a good detox or cleansing diet plan i could follow. Nothing too drastic please. I am also planning on working out 3 or 4 times a week while i am on it so i will need energy. Thank you

    • ANSWER:
      Anyone interested in detoxifying their body might think about paying a little more attention to their body and less attention to the people trying to get their money. The body already has nature's most effective detoxification system. It's called the liver. The liver changes the chemical structure of foreign compounds so they can be filtered out of the blood by the kidneys, which then excrete them in the urine. I am left wondering why the alternative practitioners never mention this option to their customers. It's all-natural and proven effective.
      Nutrition experts have warned about the potential dangers of detox diets.
      Catherine Collins, chief dietician at St George’s Hospital in southwest London, said she saw dozens of patients suffering side-effects ranging from bowel problems to potassium depletion. “There is a fixation with the notion that we can detoxify the body through what we eat and drink, but the whole idea has no scientific basis,” said Dr Collins.

      “Your body does a perfectly good job of getting rid of toxins on its own,” says Dr. Nasir Moloo, a gastroenterologist with Capitol Gastroenterology Consultants Medical Group in Sacramento, Calif.

      Colon cleansing can increase the risk of dehydration, and in some cases, certain laxatives can raise the body's electrolyte level--a danger to those with kidney disease or heart disease.

      Working out, fine. Eat a varied and healthy diet. Let your body do the rest, it's good at it's job.

  3. QUESTION:
    Can you drink water during the lemon detox diet?
    I am going to try the lemon detox diet, and I know it says you can't eat, but can I drink water?

    • ANSWER:
      Our bodies contain the #1 tools essential to cleanse and detox. A liver and a pair of kidneys.
      The only and easiest way to cleanse and detox is to stop putting all the chemicals, additives and concentrates from a diet of processed and refined foods in our daily diet.
      Most drugs, alcohol, and food chemicals exit the body through normal processing and filtering by the liver and kidneys over a period of 3 to 4 days.
      A healthy diet of whole fresh foods is the key to "cleansing" and "detoxing".
      There is no miracle diet or product that will accelerate the process.
      Our bodies are designed starting with the teeth to consume whole solid foods. The stomach, pancreas, gallbladder, intestines, and colon are all designed to work with solid foods, not highly concentrated juices. That is why we have teeth instead of blender blades in our mouths.
      Both soluble and insoluble fiber are part of a healthy diet. Juicing substantially reduces the value and effectiveness of insoluble fiber. Insoluble fiber keeps the nutrients and toxic cellular waste dumped back into the lower small intestine moving through the digestive tract. This reduces the amount of time waste spends in the body and lowers toxicity.
      While juicing concentrates nutrients, it also concentrates natural sugars in fruits. Liquids are absorbed much quicker in the small intestines resulting in spiking of blood sugar and insulin levels in the blood.
      WIthout complex carbohydrates and large insoluble fibers in the digestive system to extend and slow the absorption process, insulin spikes occur too often. A simple example is giving a diabetic with low blood sugar a glass of juice. It enters the bloodstream quickly. Constant insulin spikes increase appetite stimulation. So you can end up drinking even more juice. The problem with any fast or cleanse is things will change when it ends.
      A healthy life diet of whole fresh foods including lean meats, eggs, fish, dairy, whole grains, fresh fruits, and vegetables are the keys to health, proper weight, and overall wellness. Avoid as much processed and refined food as possible.
      Long I know but it is important to point out the change to a clean diet is the key yet we readily give the credit to the pill, potion, diet pill, detox, cleanse, or fad diet.
      Good luck and good health.

  4. QUESTION:
    Does a detox diet help to kickstart a weight loss program?
    Would anyone recommend or comment on a cleansing/detox diet they've done.

    • ANSWER:
      I did a 3 day detox last year. It was tough but totally worth it. You may have seen it on the internet, it's called the master cleanse. First you will need a gallon of distilled water, 2 lemons, 2 table spoons of cayenne peper and 2 teaspoons of grade B pure maple syrup. Distilled water, cayenne pepper, and lemon juice are great for leaching out impurities from your system. When you detox, you also eliminate the good too, vitamins and minerals. Believe it or not, the grade B maple syrup is high in vitamins and minerals and it makes the drink a little more tolerable.

      The first day is by far the toughest. You'll be cranky, annoyed, irritable, lonely and tired... HANG IN THERE!!! The next day you'll start feeling the effects and you'll be happy. Sometime in the afternoon, your head will start clearing out and you'll have more energy. The third day will be even better. Every once in a while you'll go through little irritable, foggy head phase, but that will pass.

      When you are done you'll be a little weak but in a day or two, you'll be back and better than ever. Really just as important as doing the fast, is putting good things in your body afterwards.

      Good luck!!!!

  5. QUESTION:
    How do I make a good home made body detox/cleanse?
    I want to detox / cleanse my body. I heard a lot of fat and toxins are stored and it's a good way to rid the body of you cleanse or detox. Are there any home made cleansing syrups or drinks you can make? What are the ingredients and how often to you drink them and for what length of time?

    • ANSWER:
      Your diet can be your detox! Eating a frugivore diet is the best way to help regenerate cells and restore great health. Reversing acidosis is the #1 choice for true detoxing. When we eat a diet consisting of 80% (of total calories daily) fruit, 15% greens and 5% good fats, we alkalize our bodies. If a person is very acidic and sufferers with dis-ease, they may also want to add some herbs or pure herbal formulas.

  6. QUESTION:
    What is the best detox/cleanse on the market?
    I just started the paleo diet and working out daily about 2 weeks ago, and I really want to do a cleanse whether is be a "weight loss" one, a colon one, or a total body one, whichever is best. What do you have the best experience with? I don't want to waste my money on something stupid. I've heard a lot about the Advocare cleanse and how well it worked for some people, however there are SOME terrible reviews. I tried looking on GNC's website and read reviews for a few and they are just too mixed. So, what's the best detox/cleanse out there and why? Please and thank you:)

    • ANSWER:
      For your body I recommend
      -SuperDetox
      -Fibre System Plus
      From 4life Research

      And for your Mind.
      Try to practice some sport or even Better a little YOGA.

      Find More at http://eatingyoga.com

  7. QUESTION:
    How can a do a detox diet at home by myself?
    Anyone who had done a detox diet, tell me about it. Did you notice changes?

    • ANSWER:
      if you eliminate all processed foods and simply eat fresh, preferably organic, fruits, veggies, and meat/eggs then your body will restore to its default settings(so to speak) and you will start cleansing.

      deeper cleansing involves abstaining from solid food and drinking only fresh organic juice(you would need your own juicer for this). remember: 1 glass of fruit for every 2 glasses of veggie juice.

      the deepest would be fasting from all calories. you would eat nothing and drink only water. 1 cup of purified for every 3 cups of distilled.

      if you cleanse in this order i would do the natural food diet for 3-4 weeks. then juice cleanse for 3-4 days. return to your natural food diet for another 6 weeks. then water fast for 3-4 days.

      if you do this you will feel awesome, lose weight, and look the best you ever have.

      if you're serious you can email me with any questions and i will try to help you out

  8. QUESTION:
    How long does a detox diet take to show results?
    k so i just started a detox diet yesterday...today sucks...i woke up with stomach cramps, and i had diarrhea.yuck.....i feel really tired and weird...i know this is your body cleaning itself out but how long does this last? and i was wondering how long it takes to see results from a detox diet? Anyone who has been through one? any tips???

    my diet consists of:
    green tea(no sugar, no anything, just the tea)
    fruits,
    vegetables and,
    lots and lots of water.

    i will be doing this diet for 1 month.

    • ANSWER:
      Fad diets, starvation diets, fasting, and diet pills do not work. Any diet that is temporary will only produce results that are temporary at best.

      Losing fat any faster than about 4 lbs a week is impossible. Any additional weight you might lose would either be water weight, or your muscle atrophying.

      The only way to lose fat is a complete lifestyle change where you stop doing what made you obese in the first place and adopt healthy eating and exercise habits for the rest of your life.

      Detox pills, and detoxification and cleansing in general, are neither useful nor necessary unless you have had long-term narcotic use or are chronically constipated. Detoxification and cleansing has no proven medical benefits for the average person whatsoever. It will NOT help you lose any significant amount of fat. Your intestines are clean unless you use large amounts of muscle relaxers, or have serious digestive illness.

  9. QUESTION:
    Has anybody tried the lemon detox diet and does it work?
    I am curious if the lemon detox diet is worth considering.

    • ANSWER:
      The lemon detox or master cleanse/starvation diet you are referring to is a calorie deficit program.
      You will lose a few pounds but when you start eating again you will probably gain more weight. You will lose weight on this diet. The average adult American has eight meals in their digestive system. Five more than they should. By going on a deficit diet like this you can lose around 10 pounds just by not eating. But it is only the weight of the food in your digestive system.
      So you will lose weight but it does not change your size. Pour the soda out of a bottle and the shape of the bottle doesn't change does it?
      Once you start eating again you just replace all the missing food in the system. The signal these starvation diets send the body is that there is no more food available.
      The body immediately stores any fat it can and begins to burn muscle mass for fuel instead of the stored fat (metabolism). Stored fat will be used as a last resort when needed.
      The complete opposite of what you are trying to accomplish.
      There is no build up of bad plaque, toxins, or sludge in a normal, reasonably healthy system.
      If this was the case we would have people dying left and right from malnutrition since their small intestines couldn't absorb nutrients.
      The majority of the water from food and what we drink is reabsorbed through the colon, if our colons were clogged we would all be walking around looking like sponges right?
      Detoxing is ridding the system - liver, kidneys, and intestines of toxins both internal and environmental. Our liver and kidneys aren't clogged with toxins. Otherwise we would be dead.
      The liver does in fact get layered with fat when we become overweight.
      Additionally, many toxins are stored in our fat cells so in order to truly "detox", you need to lose excess body fat as well.
      We "cleanse and detox" naturally 24 hours a day through respiration, sweat, liver, and kidneys.
      We can help by eating a healthy diet with minimal added sugar and salt. Lots of fresh fruit, vegetables, whole grain foods, beans, peas, and brown rice keep a system as healthy as it can be.
      Minimal alcohol, caffeine, soda.
      Read food labels. If you can't pronounce it, don't put it in your body.
      A healthy high fiber diet works every time.
      Increases the speed and efficiency of the digestive system and helps the body rid itself of both internal and environmental toxins.
      Cleanses actually flush out the beneficial bacteria and enzymes in the digestive system.
      Search "gut flora" to learn about the beneficial bacteria we need in our colon.
      We have more beneficial bacteria in our digestive systems than all the cells in our bodies!
      Did you know the digestive system is one of the largest contributors to our immune system?
      They don't tell you about the gas, cramping, and bloating you will experience when you start eating again and the body has to rebuild this bacteria population.
      Spend your money in the produce department.
      Good luck.

  10. QUESTION:
    What order should I do a total body detox cleanse in?
    So I've done many detox and cleanse periods through my life and I live a pretty healthy life style (I've been a strict vegetarian for almost 15 years and an occasional hiker/runner) But none the less, I've been eating more junk food over the last few months and am feeling the need to do a detox/cleanse some time this month or next as I start to move to a more vegan lifestyle and get back into running.

    I normally tend to do the cleases slowly, taking two weeks to cut down sugar and caffeine etc. Then I do mostly raw food for a day or two, then an other 2 days all raw, then 2 days of juice fasting and two days of water fasting.

    But I'm wondering if this is the best order to do things or if I should reverse the process and do my weaning off caffeine etc. then go right into 2 or 3 days of water fasting followed by juice, then all raw, then mostly raw, then moving back into a normal (healthier) diet.

    What order (or any other suggestions) would you recommend? Thanks so much in advanced! :)

    • ANSWER:
      There's no wrong way of doing a detox.

      I've had great results doing a 16-24 hour fast, then pursue my habit of eating then on. It will eliminate toxins from your body and all that growth hormone producing during a fast will keep ya frisky...and will burn fat too

      Green tea works well, even while fasting.

      Good luck with the vegan lifestyle. I'm more of a steak and eggs person

  11. QUESTION:
    Should a skinny person go on a fast or liver cleanse diet?
    I'm currently on a liver cleanse diet to hopefully remove toxins from my body but the problem is I am skinny. I lose weight easily and by removing many foods from my diet, I feel like I will lose a lot of weight. Should I even be on this diet?

    • ANSWER:
      Cleansing has absolutely no medical benefit and is in fact harmful to the digestive tract.
      There is no "build up" of bad plaque or sludge in a normal system. If this was the case we would have people dying left and right from malnutrition since their bodies couldn't absorb nutrients.
      Since we reabsorb most of the water in our food and drink through the large intestine, If it was coated with "mucoid plaque", we would all be sloshing around like sponges yes?
      We "cleanse and detox" 24 hours a day through respiration, sweat, liver, and kidneys.
      We can help by eating a healthy diet with minimal added sugar and salt. Lots of fresh fruit, vegetables, whole grain foods, beans, peas, and brown rice keep a system as healthy as it can be.
      Minimal alcohol, caffeine, soda.
      Read food labels. If you can't pronounce it, don't put it in your body.
      Cleanses actually flush out the beneficial bacteria and enzymes in the digestive system.
      A high fiber diet works every time.
      Spend your money in the produce department instead of giving it away.

  12. QUESTION:
    any detoxes or cleansing diets anyone can recommend me do for a week?
    are there any detoxes or cleansing diets that can help me feel any better...more energetic or help kickstart a new diet with a bit of weight loss??

    • ANSWER:
      definitely the master cleanser.
      there is a book by stanley burroughs. its more of a pamphlet, and its about 6 dollars. the best 6 dollars you ever spent. it is the best out there, and it wont rip you off.

      check it out. they have an online version as well, just google it.

      but i bought the book, and it is like a second bible to me. lol.

      good luck with your cleanse. it takes mental and physical preparation, and if you got that, thats half the battle.

  13. QUESTION:
    How do I make the drink for The Master Cleanse diet?
    How do I make the drink for the master cleanse diet? What are some results that people have had? I am not doing this for weight loss, but to lose a few pounds would be great. I want to clean out my system, since I recently quit smoking. Does anyone have success stories doing this diet? Thanks

    • ANSWER:
      One thing that will help you lose weight: a colon cleanse. I was one of those who did not believe in them until I tried it. And I tried a few until I found a great one that works (its all natural too! - it's just pills, but you'll detox, lose weight, and fell much, much better). You can go to
      http://www.fit-diet-fun.us and order you free trial, also you only pay .95 shipping and handling. Good luck!

  14. QUESTION:
    Any suggestions for effective a cleansing Diet?
    I want to go on a Detox Diet that will clear up my skin and help me lose very little weight.But most importantly i want to clean my body of..u could say The Bad Stuff :)
    iam only 15 so i need something that isn't to costly and my mom won't freak out over
    Thanks so much 4 reading!

    • ANSWER:
      Don't do cleansing diets.Your body can "cleanse" itself. Just eat normal healthy food.

  15. QUESTION:
    What is the best way to do a full body detox cleanse? Ive been sluggish & tired lately, I want to start fresh!
    I want to do a full body detox cleanse. I have been so tired and sluggish lately, and need something to cleanse my system. I last did a cleanse about 4 months ago & it really helped, but they have since discontinued the product I used.
    I am a 24 y.o female, moderately active lifestyle, in s. ontario. I eat mainly organic and healthy foods, no fast food at all. Walk my dog every day with my son. Am on a budget, and some cleanse programs I checked out are ridiculously expensive. I'd like to find something that won't cost me anything outrageous, and is affordable to do every 3 months or so.
    I take a multi vitamin, B12, B6, and iron supplements.
    I have IBS, and cleansing seems to help calm it down a lot, too.

    Any info on how to do a really in depth, full detox would be fabulous. Thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      ... Sounds like you are doing a good job of taking care of yourself. Good for you. ...

      My personal experience is that fasting is the most powerful and most natural way to cleanse the body. ... Some folks believe that properly done juice fasting is the best way to do this,.. and others believe that straight water fasting is the only true way to fast. ........ Personally, I feel that juice fasting is by far the wiser choice for someone who has not already done a good deal of cleansing work on their system,.. or at least already well into a cleansing, organic and healthy vegetarian diet. ................. If you are talking about someone who is already on a pretty clean diet and who is not taking any sorts of medications or with any serious illnesses,.. than I would say that water fasting is a safe way to go.
      .... If a person is taking any sort of medications,... then I would definately not do any sort of fasting. In that case, I would encourage them to go on a cleansing diet, (such as you already follow). ............ If someone is dealing with any sort of serious illness,.. then I would reccommend that they only fast under professional supervision.

      Fasting, as a form of cleansing, is thousands of years old,... and of course, (if you are not juice fasting),.. it costs absolutely nothing financially. .. Fasting is an extremely powerful tool for promoting and maintaining health. .................. If you have never fasted before,. I would reccommend that you begin by doing a couple of 24 hour fasts once a week,.. followed by a couple of 3 day fasts once a month,.. followed by a seven day fast which you might do perhaps one month after your second 3 day fast. ................. After that,.. you can either move up to a 10 or a 14 day fast, if that feels right for you,.. (perhaps a few months or more after the 7 day fast), ........... and then You could do something like one 7 or 10 day fast once a year or once every six months,.. to continue to promote and maintain your health.
      .............. You need to know that fasting is a science,.. and there is much to learn about how to properly begin,.. undergo and then end and come out of a fast. .... There are some good books available which will instruct you on how to properly fast. Most of them offer somewhat different approaches and philosophies,.. but if you are talking about a straight water fast,... the important instruction pertains to how to begin and how to end the fast. ............ You could look into the books by such authors as; Paul Bragg or Paavo Airola (http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=br_ss_hs/103-4191513-9866213?platform=gurupa&url=index%3Dblended&keywords=Fasting&Go.x=7&Go.y=9) ....

      There is also information available for free on the web. You will definately find that everyone offers different advice and different approaches. You should choose the advice that feels right to you and your needs.

      If you do choose to fast,.. you may want to try and get some high colonics once or twice after you are well into the fast, to help clean out your colon. This is an excellent additional tool to go along with the cleansing process.

      Be Well....

  16. QUESTION:
    How do I start a detox diet?
    Ive been thinking of going on a detox diet to rid my body of toxins. Im 17 and weigh 107. I want to do a 7 day liquid detox diet...but since im so small will this hurt me? Im already a vegetarian so I already dont eat meats.

    • ANSWER:
      Hi Jessica

      You need to be really careful following a pure liquid detox. Your body can very quickly lose some important nutrients and can open your body's immune system to infections.

      The body is able to rid itself of toxins through the liver, kidneys and skin, if you follow a diet with plenty of fruits and vegetables and whole grains also drinking enough water - avoid all processed foods, sugar, stimulants, and alcohol. This is usually thought to be the best type of body cleansing as you get the necessary nutrients.

      Whatever you do take care!

      Kezzy

  17. QUESTION:
    Is this suppose to happen on a detox diet?
    I am on a detox diet to clear up my acne. I only eat natural foods like apples carrots and fish. Sometimes I cheat and eat a cookie or candy but very little. I also eat chicken and fish but lately I have been getting uncontrollable gas. Like I will be sitting in class and I will just fart without being able to hold it in and it's very embarasing. Why is that happening?

    • ANSWER:
      looking at foods your oils content is too high could be probably a sick gault bladder flatulance is often a sign of not enough vitamin C. Try lemon juice sure its strong its the whole idea, but when you drink water, flavour it with a squirt from a yellow bottle of lemon juice and some grape fruit and also some strong orange juice but absolutely no sugar. no salt and cut back on your oils, when you get up in the morning for example a far cheaper way of getting an omega 3 intake is to gargle in olive oil and swallow it, then pour raw lemon juice to remove the burning of the oil on tonsils and cleanse feeling its goodness being glad to swallow many opera singers practice this routine to clean the night time apnia dust from tonsils.

      Also 500 mg vit c tabs are a great way of loosing hypertension and opening arteries.
      Also if you have aneese star petals and want to make a clear teach which is tasty, this will create a blast of liver bile, the liver gauld bladder and pancreios are all inter related and its a natural therapay to just cleanse the body.

      I used to blast wind forty times a day folks said to make a joke of it when I worked in VIP protocol in the Prime Ministerial staff and give a statistic of folks flatulate an average of twenty times a day, can you imagine how embarrassing that is? I share your suffering and btw dont have wind or high BP either now.

      Good luck in your diet?
      An irrelevant fact? Saturated Fatty Acids contained in most junk foods are the leading cause of mental illness after illicit narcotic and cause stress.

  18. QUESTION:
    What happens to your body when you detox?
    I interested in finding out what happens to your body while your on one of those diet detox's. How does the detox cleanse out your body and how do you benefit?
    Also are there any side effects of detoxing both during and after?

    • ANSWER:
      Well you detox because throughout your life your body gets filled with harmful substances and toxins. Eating packaged food, second hand smoking, living near a chemical plant, drinking unfiltered tap water (what can I say), etc. There are so many ways to get chemicals and all types of things into your body that will make you feel tired, sick, broken down. Detoxification methods can help clean you out of those chemicals, foods like green tea helps protect the body against free radicals, one of the substances that ruin you inside out.

      Side effects of a detox? Only depends on what you're detoxing from. People who are undergoing drug and alcohol detoxes will suffer withdrawal symptoms, not really from detoxing but because they are addicted, taking them away from alcohol and drugs causes a reaction to the body because it was dependent on those things.

      Your body will be getting rid of toxins and chemicals during a detox, basically you'll see real dirty stuff coming out of you than you would when you take a shower/bath =P

  19. QUESTION:
    How to go out on a detox diet?
    Im gonna start a detox diet, just for a month and see how i feel but during that month, there is a work party (well, someone is leaving to have a baby) its something i cant get out of and im wondering how can i stay on detox while eating at a restaurant? I really don't wanna look stupid but i don't want to break the diet.
    Please dont leave messages against doing it, i just want advice.

    • ANSWER:
      Detox pills, and detoxification and cleansing in general, are neither useful nor necessary unless you have had long-term narcotic use or are chronically constipated. Detoxification and cleansing has no proven medical benefits for the average person whatsoever. It will NOT help you lose any significant amount of fat.

  20. QUESTION:
    Can anyone tell me the BEST, natural way to detox the body?
    I want to detox my body of certain chemicals and would like to know the best, fastest and natural way to do so. Im not looking to buy a magic bottle cause they dont work anyway. If you can help suggest a real good way to naturally detox the body that would be great. Ive read so far that "The Master Cleanse Diet" is good, havent tried it yet though. Any suggestions? Thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      Hi Jen

      You are right in saying "magic bottle cures" don't work, they don't. You need to set aside a period of about 10 days and eat organic fruit and vegetables in their raw state, no animal products, no alcohol and no drugs. Drink plenty of water and do some reasonably light exercise. The main problem is sticking to it cause it's tough. I found that I needed a plan or program which would discipline me into doing the right thing day by day. There are some pretty good detox programs online and some poor ones so choosing the right one isn't easy. If you got to a website which compares detox programs you can find what you need.

      Good luck

      Kezzy

  21. QUESTION:
    Can you use lemon juice for lemon detox diet?
    I've been interested in trying the "master cleanse" lemon detox diet. There seems to be a consensus that lemons have to be fresh squeezed and not from concentrate, or the detox effects will not be present. However, I was wondering if organic lemon juice would provide the same results? Also, any personal tips/experience anyone has with the diet would be helpful. Thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      You are really just looking at a painful and drawn out way to empty your entire digestive tract.
      The lemon detox/master cleanse diet you are referring to is a calorie deficit program.
      You will lose weight on this diet. The average adult American has eight meals in their digestive system. Five more than they should. By going on a deficit diet like this you can lose around 10 pounds just by not eating. But it is only the weight of the food in your digestive system.
      So it does work. but it does not change your size. Pour the soda out of a bottle and the shape of the bottle doesn't change does it? Once you start eating again you just replace all the missing food in the system.
      The signal these starvation diets send the body is that there is no more food available. The body immediately stores any fat it can and begins to convert muscle and even organ tissue first for fuel instead of the stored fat. Stored fat will be used as a last resort when needed. The complete opposite of what you are trying to accomplish.
      There is no build up of bad plaque, toxins, or sludge in a normal, reasonably healthy system.
      If this was the case we would have people dying left and right from malnutrition since their small intestines couldn't absorb nutrients.
      The majority of the water from food and what we drink is reabsorbed through the colon, if our colons were clogged we would all be walking around looking like sponges right?
      Detoxing is ridding the system - liver, kidneys, and intestines of toxins both internal and environmental. Our liver and kidneys aren't clogged with toxins. Otherwise we would be dead. The liver does in fact get layered with fat if we become overweight.
      Additionally, many toxins are stored in our fat cells so in order to truly "detox", you need to lose excess body fat as well.
      We "cleanse and detox" naturally 24 hours a day through respiration, sweat, liver, and kidneys.
      We can help by eating a healthy diet with minimal added sugar and salt. Lots of fresh fruit, vegetables, whole grain foods, beans, peas, and brown rice keep a system as healthy as it can be.
      Minimal alcohol, caffeine, soda.
      Read food labels. If you can't pronounce it, don't put it in your body.
      A healthy high fiber diet works every time.
      Increases the speed and efficiency of the digestive system and helps the body rid itself of both internal and environmental toxins.
      Cleanses actually flush out the beneficial bacteria and enzymes in the digestive system.
      Search "gut flora" to learn about the beneficial bacteria we need in our colon.
      We have more beneficial bacteria in our digestive systems than all the cells in our bodies!
      Did you know the digestive system is one of the largest contributors to our immune system?
      They don't tell you about the gas, cramping, and bloating you will experience when you start eating again and the body has to rebuild this bacteria population.
      Spend your money in the produce department.
      Good luck.

  22. QUESTION:
    What is the best method to cleanse your body?
    My girlfriend went on some lemonade cleansing diet, she couldn't eat anything so she stopped after 5 days. I was wondering if anyone is familiar with a good cleansing program, preferably one where you are allowed to eat something.

    • ANSWER:
      Hi,
      I detox with Isagenix. A bit of $$$, but so worth it. You are spending less on groceries and eating out during the cleanse too.
      They have a 9-day program, where the average loss is 7lbs. I lost 12lbs on my first 9 day.
      Best of luck!
      PS
      You do eat food on this program.

  23. QUESTION:
    Master cleanse diet and alot of excersize?
    Okay so tomorrow im getting a gym pass and im also goin to start the Master cleanse diet, also known as the lemon detox or Cayenne pepper diet. But anyways, so im planning on doin that along with 2-3 hours at the gym a day. I think it sounds great, but could there be any problems? (im healthy as far as i know of lol)

    • ANSWER:
      too many calories burned for the amount your consuming.

      too few calories for what you want to do at the gym.

  24. QUESTION:
    How do I plan out a five day detox or cleansing diet?
    I want to do a short cleansing diet next week(5 days). Is that a good idea? how do I do it?

    • ANSWER:
      Don't your risk of dying is triple when your on a diet best thing is call your family doctor.

  25. QUESTION:
    "what detox diet is the most effective short term way to lose alot of weight?
    Such as the master Cleanse/lemonade diet, are there any others?

    • ANSWER:
      Lots and lots of raw fruit (fresh if possible)....every other hour, eat an apple/orange/grapes, etc.The more citrus you can eat, the better. Every other hour drink a glass of water..a full 8-10 ounces. For no more than 3 days. (You will need other foods, too) After that eat only fruits and water every day until noon, then eat vegetables until 5-6 p.m. Then a meal is OK. That's what I do. OH, some people use a juicer and just drink their way through the 3 days. I've not had one, so I don't know.

  26. QUESTION:
    Other cleansing diet that can help me detox and lose weight at the same time?
    except for the MASTER CLEANSE diet.. are there any other cleansing diet? like just eating fruits?

    • ANSWER:
      There is no build up of bad plaque, toxins, or sludge in a normal, reasonably healthy system.
      If this was the case we would have people dying left and right from malnutrition since their small intestines couldn't absorb nutrients.
      The majority of the water from food and what we drink is reabsorbed through the colon, if our colons were clogged we would all be walking around looking like sponges right?
      Detoxing is ridding the system - liver, kidneys, and intestines of toxins both internal and environmental. Additionally, many toxins are stored in our fat cells so in order to truly "detox", you need to lose excess body fat as well to fully detox.
      Our liver and kidneys aren't clogged with toxins. Otherwise we would be dead.
      The liver does in fact get layered with fat when we become overweight.
      We "cleanse and detox" naturally 24 hours a day through respiration, sweat, liver, and kidneys.
      We can help by eating a healthy diet with minimal added sugar and salt. Lots of fresh fruit, vegetables, whole grain foods, beans, peas, and brown rice keep a system as healthy as it can be.
      Minimal alcohol, caffeine, soda.
      Read food labels. If you can't pronounce it, don't put it in your body.
      A healthy high fiber diet works every time.
      Increases the speed and efficiency of the digestive system and helps the body rid itself of both internal and environmental toxins.
      Cleanses actually flush out the beneficial bacteria and enzymes in the digestive system.
      Search gut flora to learn about the beneficial bacteria we need in our colon.
      We have more beneficial bacteria in our digestive systems than all the cells in our bodies!
      Did you know the digestive system is one of the largest contributors to our immune system?
      They don't tell you about the gas, cramping, and bloating you will experience when you start eating again and the body has to rebuild this bacteria population.
      Spend your money in the produce department.
      Good luck.

  27. QUESTION:
    Can you eat Subway(sandwich) on your detox diet?
    Im about to start my detox diet tomorrow ,so im planning my meal plans for the next 2 weeks.

    I wonder if i can have subway sub with wholegrain or wheat bread ?

    • ANSWER:
      The best way to detox is to get hold of a liver. Oh, you have one? Great. Now just stand there and let it detoxify your body. Partner it with some kidneys and you've got the most efficient body detox system known to man. And you don't even have to wait for it to come in the mail, or give a credit card number!
      There is no build up of bad plaque, toxins, or sludge in a normal, reasonably healthy system.
      If this was the case we would have people dying left and right from malnutrition since their small intestines couldn't absorb nutrients.
      The majority of the water from food and what we drink is reabsorbed through the colon, if our colons were clogged we would all be walking around looking like sponges right?
      Detoxing is ridding the system - liver, kidneys, and intestines of toxins both internal and environmental. Our liver and kidneys aren't clogged with toxins. Otherwise we would be dead.
      The liver does in fact get layered with fat when we become overweight.
      Additionally, many external toxins are stored in our fat cells so in order to truly detox you need to lose excess body fat as well.
      We "cleanse and detox" naturally 24 hours a day through respiration, sweat, liver, and kidneys.
      We can help by eating a healthy diet with minimal added sugar and salt. Lots of fresh fruit, vegetables, whole grain foods, beans, peas, and brown rice keep a system as healthy as it can be.
      Minimal alcohol, caffeine, soda.
      Read food labels. If you can't pronounce it, don't put it in your body.
      A healthy high fiber diet works every time.
      Increases the speed and efficiency of the digestive system and helps the body rid itself of both internal and environmental toxins.
      Cleanses actually flush out the beneficial bacteria and enzymes in the digestive system.
      Search "gut flora" to learn about the beneficial bacteria we need in our colon.
      We have more beneficial bacteria in our digestive systems than all the cells in our bodies!
      Did you know the digestive system is one of the largest contributors to our immune system?
      They don't tell you about the gas, cramping, and bloating you will experience when you start eating again and the body has to rebuild this bacteria population.
      Spend your money in the produce department.
      Good luck.

  28. QUESTION:
    What are the best foods to eat to detox your body, to get ready for a diet?
    I've been on a diet for a while now, and I have not seen any results. I did not detox or cleanse my body before I started. Is that the reason I have failed? Will cleansing my system help with the weight loss?

    • ANSWER:
      I don't know if detoxing your body will help you achieve your dieting goals, but cranberry juice is a good detoxer. Are you exercising as well? One of the key components to losing weight is using more calories than you consume, so that your body has to take the extra needed calories (your body's energy source) from your fat cells. So my suggestion is just eat low calorie food, and exercise a lot. Ride a bike or walk to school or work instead of drive. Go for a jog instead of watch TV. Or find something you enjoy doing that is physically active, for me it is playing sports..

      sex is a good (and fun!) form of exercise as well, there is even something called sexercise where you purposely do difficult positions and other things like that to make your sex more of a workout. Look it up.
      Also, don't expect to lose 20 pounds instantly. Losing weight in a healthy manner is a slow process. If you lose 2 pounds a week your doing darn good! Make a plan and stick to it, you can do it!

  29. QUESTION:
    is it healthy to detox and cleanse the body using a kit?
    I was considering trying a detox and cleansing kit, 2-week program. Is this really healthy for a person to do, or is damaging towards the body/organs?

    • ANSWER:
      It is not healthy. Detox "diets" are a scam. They don't "cleanse" your body of "toxins" or anything like that. All they do is deprive you of calories, macronutrients and vitamins. If you feel like starving yourself for two weeks, then that's your prerogative, but you shouldn't be that cruel to your body.

  30. QUESTION:
    Can someone recommend me a good detox diet?
    I heard from People Magazine that the stars go on Detox Diets to cleanse their bodies and lose weight quickly. I just recently gained a lot of weight over the past two or so months. I have a huge party to go to and I haven't seen most of the people there for a while. I want to look the way I did before I gained a lot of weight. What is a good three day detox plan (usually consists of eating the same low calorie food)?

    • ANSWER:
      u can try the water diet, which means before a meal drink 2 glasses of water. u will get full fast and it will digests faster, also workout, running, bikes stuff like that.

      hope this helps

  31. QUESTION:
    help do you know anything about the lemonade detox cleanse diet?
    is spring 100%pure all natural maple syrup grade B bolder flavor okay to use when i make the drink. and anyone have any tips or suggestions while doing this. will this diet work if i only stay on it for 6 days? is there nything i can eat while using it or should i just use the drink and not eat.

    • ANSWER:
      OMG! You should try this. I have lost 9 pounds in just 11 days! It totally worked for me! I highly recommend it!

      http://tinyurl.com/topdietprogram

  32. QUESTION:
    Has anyone experienced night sweats during a diet cleanse?
    I recently started a cleansing diet which includes a lot of green juices and I now have been experiencing night sweats. I am only 31 so no menopause.... could this be related?

    • ANSWER:
      Cleansing or detoxing have absolutely no medical benefit and are in fact harmful to the digestive system.
      There is no build up of bad plaque or sludge in a normal system.
      If this was the case we would have people dying left and right from malnutrition since their bodies couldn't absorb nutrients.
      We reabsorb most of the water we drink and from our food in the colon. If the colon wall is coated with toxins like these con artists try to sell, we would all be sloshing around like sponges right?
      We "cleanse and detox" 24 hours a day through respiration, sweat, liver, and kidneys.
      We can help by eating a healthy diet with minimal added sugar and salt. Lots of fresh fruit, vegetables, whole grain foods, beans, peas, and brown rice keep a system as healthy as it can be.
      Minimal alcohol, caffeine, soda.
      Read food labels. If you can't pronounce it, don't put it in your body.
      Colon cleanses actually flush out the beneficial bacteria and enzymes in the digestive system.
      Search gut flora to learn about the beneficial bacteria we need in our colon.
      They don't tell you about the gas, cramping, and bloating you will experience when you start eating again and the body has to rebuild this bacteria population.
      Some of these con artists have perfected a formula for coagulating your waste to make it look like the gross pictures they present, not to do anything else.
      Spend your money in the produce department instead of giving it away.

  33. QUESTION:
    What are the best brands to use for the master cleanse diet ?
    I plan on starting the first step, which is called it ease-in, on Monday. I am wondering if anyone has done the Master Cleanse, how successful they were, & their recommendations. Mainly, what brands of the cayenne pepper, syrup, & everything else, & where's the best place to get it all locally. I live in the metro area of Detroit, Michigan. Thanks!! >.<

    • ANSWER:
      You are really just looking at a painful and drawn out way to empty your entire digestive tract.
      The lemon detox/master cleanse diet you are referring to is a calorie deficit program.
      You will lose weight on this diet whether you are attempting weight loss or just trying to "cleanse". The average adult has eight meals in their digestive system. Five more than they should. By going on a deficit diet like this you can lose up to 10 pounds just by not eating. But it is only the weight of the food in your digestive system. Plus the weight of the lost glycogen stores, excess sodium and associated water. This can add up to 15-20 lbs depending on your build. So it does work but it does not change your size. Pour the soda out of a bottle and the shape of the bottle doesn't change does it? Once you start eating again you just replace all the missing food in the system.
      The signal these starvation diets send the body is that there is no more food available. The body immediately stores any fat it can and begins to convert muscle and even organ tissue first for fuel instead of the stored fat. Stored fat will be used as a last resort when needed. The complete opposite of what you are trying to accomplish. And sadly metabolism actually drops.
      There is no build up of bad plaque, toxins, or sludge in a normal, reasonably healthy system.
      If this was the case we would have people dying left and right from malnutrition since their small intestines couldn't absorb nutrients.
      The majority of the water from food and what we drink is reabsorbed through the colon, if our colons were clogged we would all be walking around looking like sponges right?
      Detoxing is ridding the system - liver, kidneys, and intestines of toxins both internal and environmental. Our liver and kidneys aren't clogged with toxins. Otherwise we would be dead. The liver does in fact get layered with fat if we become overweight.
      We "cleanse and detox" naturally 24 hours a day through respiration, sweat, liver, and kidneys.
      We can help by eating a healthy diet with minimal added sugar and salt. Lots of fresh fruit, vegetables, whole grain foods, beans, peas, and brown rice keep a system as healthy as it can be.
      Minimal alcohol, caffeine, soda.
      Read food labels. If you can't pronounce it, don't put it in your body.
      A healthy high fiber diet works every time.
      Increases the speed and efficiency of the digestive system and helps the body rid itself of both internal and environmental toxins.
      Cleanses actually flush out the beneficial bacteria and enzymes in the digestive system.
      Search "gut flora" to learn about the beneficial bacteria we need in our colon.
      We have more beneficial bacteria in our digestive systems than all the cells in our bodies!
      A healthy digestive system is one of the largest contributors to our immune system
      They don't tell you about the gas, cramping, and bloating you will experience when you start eating again and the body has to rebuild this bacteria population.
      Spend your money in the produce department.
      Good luck.

  34. QUESTION:
    what is a good book with natural remedies for womens health?
    i want to detox, cleanse, and get my uterus in shape. i dont have a period right now and im looking for natural fixes. what are some great books,websites, or google search keywords?

    • ANSWER:
      The best way to detox and cleanse your system is with natural foods. Try a raw food diet for a week or two- (fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds, fresh juices, filtered water) your body will cleanse itself and balance your hormones naturally. (My husband advises this diet for women trying to conceive- and it works the vast majority of the time.)

      The two books I would highly recommend are:
      Women's Bodies, Women's Wisdom by Christiane Northrup
      Prescription for Nutritional Healing by Balch & Balch

  35. QUESTION:
    does anybody know how to do the master cleanse diet?
    I was wondering if anyone can give me step by step in how to do the master cleanse diet!

    • ANSWER:
      I honestly wouldn't recommend it.
      I tried it and lasted three days. Worst three days of my life.
      And it also tastes so bad. Barf.
      But I suppose if you want to do it, no one can stop you.
      What you need is:
      60 oz water per day (or 10 oz per glass)
      12 tablespoons Organic Grade B Maple Syrup (or 2 tbsp. per glass)
      12 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice (or 2 tbsp. per glass)
      a little over half a teaspoon of cayenne pepper (or 1/10 tsp. per glass) or to taste

      And every morning you have to mix a bit of salt with water and drink it.
      and every night you have to have a cup of a herbal laxative tea.
      Don't do it to lose weight, thats not what it is meant for.. it is after all a "detox" diet.

  36. QUESTION:
    Has anyone been losing weight on HCG or the master cleanse diet?
    I went to GNC and once again I'm confused as to what to try. I've been to 2 different stores and 3 different people working there have told me 3 different things. 2 swear by the master cleanse diet with lemon, maple syrup and Cayenne pepper but then one guy says people come in looking different on HCG within weeks. What do you think?

    • ANSWER:
      You are really just looking at a painful and drawn out way to empty your entire digestive tract.
      The lemon detox/master cleanse diet you are referring to is a calorie deficit program.
      You will lose weight on this diet. The average adult American has eight meals in their digestive system. Five more than they should. By going on a deficit diet like this you can lose around 10 pounds just by not eating. But it is only the weight of the food in your digestive system.
      So it does work. but it does not change your size. Pour the soda out of a bottle and the shape of the bottle doesn't change does it? Once you start eating again you just replace all the missing food in the system.
      The signal these starvation diets send the body is that there is no more food available. The body immediately stores any fat it can and begins to convert muscle and even organ tissue first for fuel instead of the stored fat. Stored fat will be used as a last resort when needed. The complete opposite of what you are trying to accomplish.
      There is no build up of bad plaque, toxins, or sludge in a normal, reasonably healthy system.
      If this was the case we would have people dying left and right from malnutrition since their small intestines couldn't absorb nutrients.
      The majority of the water from food and what we drink is reabsorbed through the colon, if our colons were clogged we would all be walking around looking like sponges right?
      Detoxing is ridding the system - liver, kidneys, and intestines of toxins both internal and environmental. Our liver and kidneys aren't clogged with toxins. Otherwise we would be dead. The liver does in fact get layered with fat if we become overweight.
      Additionally, many toxins are stored in our fat cells so in order to truly "detox", you need to lose excess body fat as well.
      We "cleanse and detox" naturally 24 hours a day through respiration, sweat, liver, and kidneys.
      We can help by eating a healthy diet with minimal added sugar and salt. Lots of fresh fruit, vegetables, whole grain foods, beans, peas, and brown rice keep a system as healthy as it can be.
      Minimal alcohol, caffeine, soda.
      Read food labels. If you can't pronounce it, don't put it in your body.
      A healthy high fiber diet works every time.
      Increases the speed and efficiency of the digestive system and helps the body rid itself of both internal and environmental toxins.
      Cleanses actually flush out the beneficial bacteria and enzymes in the digestive system.
      Search "gut flora" to learn about the beneficial bacteria we need in our colon.
      We have more beneficial bacteria in our digestive systems than all the cells in our bodies!
      Did you know the digestive system is one of the largest contributors to our immune system?
      They don't tell you about the gas, cramping, and bloating you will experience when you start eating again and the body has to rebuild this bacteria population.
      Spend your money in the produce department.

      A 500 calorie per day diet is considered anorexic. Mix it with a hormone from pregnant women's urine and you get a miracle diet!
      All over the counter hcg products were announced as illegal and fraudulent by the FDA on January 24, 2011. Testing concluded that all over the counter oral and injection products on the market have little to no real hcg in them but most a similar synthetic hormone. I was in GNC several months ago. They carry three brands of hcg drops and not one of them has any hcg in them. The salesman in fact agreed when I mentioned it. They contain "similar hormones" or amino acids. Sort of like I'm going to sell you this Toyota Prius but it is really a Ford Focus but we're going to put a price tag on it that says it is a Toyota Prius. Excuse me?
      Anyone that lost weight especially with the drops did it because they ate fewer calories than they burned. The hcg acted as the placebo to help them lose the weight.
      Next year will mark 60 years since this fraudulent science was started.
      The only approved use for hcg is to increase fertility in both men and women.
      The doctors exploiting this benign hormone with the ability to prescribe injections can't even agree on how it works. Some say it releases stored fat calories into the system. Others say it acts as an appetite suppressant. Neither explanation justifies the weight loss in the individuals taking the oral drops with NO hcg in them that still lost weight.
      By the way, the expensive "clinical injections" are not covered by insurance since it is not FDA approved. What doctor wouldn't want to get an "all cash" practice going?

      The bottom line here is the exploitation of the law allowing a MD to prescribe an approved drug for a use other than what it is approved for. The FDA will step in someday. So the question is are you willing to risk your health based on testimonials, not research, and statements from doctors profiting in this all cash business?

  37. QUESTION:
    How do you use epsom salts on its own as a cleanse for the bowel , liver etc,?
    i have seen the liver cleanse diet using epson salts and olive oil and grapefruite juice , but i don't want to do all that .

    • ANSWER:
      Unfortunately the whole concept of detox is an urban myth. It is based solely on the irrational rants of constipated Edwardians who refused to eat vegetables as the considered them food only fit for the lower classes to consume. As a result they had little option but to spend their time taking laxatives and purgatives and giving themselves enemas. Provided you have not already done too much damage to your body, your liver and kidneys will deal with problem of removing toxins from your body, as that was what they were designed to do. After that, tomorrow is the first day of the rest of your life and you can start afresh.

  38. QUESTION:
    What is the best detox for body cleansing?
    What is the best detox for body cleansing? Was thinking of the drinks or the foot pads... Any suggestions?

    • ANSWER:
      Great post! I totally understand how you feel. I'm also trying to lose weight and I found this great product which is working for me (it's all 100% natural - a colon cleanse that was really gentle on my body. I feel so good and I lost 15 pounds). You can check the website at
      http://www.thin-diet-fun.us , I had a free trial and paid less than .00 shipping and handling. Best of luck!

  39. QUESTION:
    Help me figure out this cleansing diet please?
    I am making a detox diet plan that I am going to try for the first time and I have been getting conflicting information. Some sites that I go to say you can not use frozen fruit and others say it is fine. I am mainly looking at buying frozen berries like blueberries and raspberries for fruit smoothies because non frozen berries are stinking expensive! Also is yogurt acceptable to eat during this detox diet? Thanks in advance for the help.

    • ANSWER:
      As long as the berries are not packed in syrup they are equally beneficial as fresh. Analyze the cost per ounce between fresh and frozen. Many berries are on sale right now.
      The best way to cleanse and detox is to get hold of a liver. Oh, you have one? Great.
      Now just stand there and let it detoxify your body. Partner it with some kidneys and you've got the most efficient body cleanse and detox system known to man.
      And you don't even have to wait for it to come in the mail, or give a credit card number!
      There is no build up of bad plaque, toxins, or sludge in a normal, reasonably healthy system.
      If this was the case we would have people dying left and right from malnutrition since their small intestines couldn't absorb nutrients. The majority of the water from food and what we drink is reabsorbed through the colon, if our colons were clogged we would all be walking around looking like sponges right?
      Detoxing is ridding the system - liver, kidneys, and intestines of toxins both internal and environmental. Our liver and kidneys aren't clogged with toxins. Otherwise we would be dead. The liver does in fact get layered with fat if we become overweight.
      We "cleanse and detox" naturally 24 hours a day through respiration, sweat, liver, kidneys, urine, and feces.
      We can help by eating a healthy diet with minimal processed and refined foods. They are loaded with additives, concentrates, and preservatives mostly in added sugars and salts.
      Lots of fresh fruit, vegetables, whole grain foods, lean meat cuts, fresh fish, beans, peas, brown rice, raw nuts, and barley keep a system as healthy and as clean as it can be.
      Minimal alcohol, caffeine, soda.
      Read food labels. If you can't pronounce it, don't put it in your body.
      A healthy high fiber diet of whole fresh foods works every time. Increases the speed and efficiency of the digestive system and helps the body rid itself of both normal internal and environmental toxins.
      Cleanses actually flush out the beneficial bacteria and enzymes in the digestive system.
      Search "gut flora" to learn about the beneficial bacteria we need in our colon.
      We have more beneficial bacteria in our digestive systems than all the cells in our bodies!
      Did you know the digestive system is one of the largest contributors to our immune system?
      Spend your money in the produce department to speed your detox.
      Good luck and good health.

  40. QUESTION:
    I have cold symptoms and severe headache caused by detoxification and want to know how long it will last?
    I've been on a detox diet for a week now and i heard the symptoms of detoxification are bad, but mine are real uncomfortable. i want to know how long to expect these symptoms for.

    • ANSWER:
      Good luck with your detoxification. It will last as long as you have anything in your system. It usually takes a few weeks to be really cleansed. Hang in there. It will get better.

  41. QUESTION:
    i want to start the master cleanse diet but i dont know where to start?
    i don't know if were allowed to eat. and what are the symptoms. how long should i do this. anyting so would you give me any information to help start. anyone who did the master cleanse would be better.

    • ANSWER:
      You are really just looking at a painful and drawn out way to empty your entire digestive tract.
      The lemon detox/master cleanse diet you are referring to is a calorie deficit program.
      You will lose weight on this diet. The average adult American has eight meals in their digestive system. Five more than they should. By going on a deficit diet like this you can lose around 10 pounds just by not eating. But it is only the weight of the food in your digestive system.
      So it does work. but it does not change your size. Pour the soda out of a bottle and the shape of the bottle doesn't change does it? Once you start eating again you just replace all the missing food in the system.
      The signal these starvation diets send the body is that there is no more food available. The body immediately stores any fat it can and begins to convert muscle and even organ tissue first for fuel instead of the stored fat. Stored fat will be used as a last resort when needed. The complete opposite of what you are trying to accomplish.
      There is no build up of bad plaque, toxins, or sludge in a normal, reasonably healthy system.
      If this was the case we would have people dying left and right from malnutrition since their small intestines couldn't absorb nutrients.
      The majority of the water from food and what we drink is reabsorbed through the colon, if our colons were clogged we would all be walking around looking like sponges right?
      Detoxing is ridding the system - liver, kidneys, and intestines of toxins both internal and environmental. Our liver and kidneys aren't clogged with toxins. Otherwise we would be dead. The liver does in fact get layered with fat if we become overweight.
      Additionally, many toxins are stored in our fat cells so in order to truly "detox", you need to lose excess body fat as well.
      We "cleanse and detox" naturally 24 hours a day through respiration, sweat, liver, and kidneys.
      We can help by eating a healthy diet with minimal added sugar and salt. Lots of fresh fruit, vegetables, whole grain foods, beans, peas, and brown rice keep a system as healthy as it can be.
      Minimal alcohol, caffeine, soda.
      Read food labels. If you can't pronounce it, don't put it in your body.
      A healthy high fiber diet works every time.
      Increases the speed and efficiency of the digestive system and helps the body rid itself of both internal and environmental toxins.
      Cleanses actually flush out the beneficial bacteria and enzymes in the digestive system.
      Search "gut flora" to learn about the beneficial bacteria we need in our colon.
      We have more beneficial bacteria in our digestive systems than all the cells in our bodies!
      Did you know the digestive system is one of the largest contributors to our immune system?
      They don't tell you about the gas, cramping, and bloating you will experience when you start eating again and the body has to rebuild this bacteria population.
      Spend your money in the produce department.
      Good luck.

  42. QUESTION:
    will the master cleanse diet slow down my metabolism?
    i want to do the master cleanse diet because i heard its good for health and to wash out the wastes in your body. but i was wondering if it slows down your metabolism since its not a diet which allows me to eat a lot. i only want to do it for 5 days (if i can even last that long). has anybody tried it?
    and what do you do when your hungry?
    thank you!

    • ANSWER:
      Rachel -
      You need to research this a lot more based on your statement:
      "I heard its good for health and to wash out the wastes in your body."
      You are confusing cleansing and detoxing in their current definitions.
      Cleansing and detoxing have absolutely no medical benefit and is in fact harmful to the digestive tract.
      There is no "build up" of bad plaque or sludge in a normal system. If this was the case we would have people dying left and right from malnutrition since their bodies couldn't absorb nutrients.
      We "cleanse and detox" 24 hours a day through respiration, sweat, liver, and kidneys.
      Colon cleanses actually flush out the beneficial bacteria and enzymes in the digestive system.
      These con artists have perfected a formula for coagulating your waste to make it look like the gross pictures they present, not to do anything else.
      The master cleanse or starvation diet you are referring to is a calorie deficit program.
      You will lose a few pounds but when you start eating again you will probably gain more weight.
      The signal these starvation diets send the body is that there is no more food available.
      The body immediately stores any fat it can and begins to burn muscle mass for fuel (catabolism), not the stored fat (metabolism). Stored fat will be used as a last resort when needed.
      When you start eating again the body immediately stores any food as fat because it doesn't know when the next famine is coming.
      The complete opposite of what you are trying to accomplish.
      We can help by eating a healthy diet with minimal added sugar and salt. Lots of fresh fruit, vegetables, whole grain foods, beans, peas, and brown rice keep a system as healthy as it can be.
      Minimal alcohol, caffeine, soda.
      Read food labels. If you can't pronounce it, don't put it in your body.
      If you really want to lose some weight for good drink lots of ice water, 100 oz per day.
      Eat a healthy breakfast to kick start the metabolism.
      Eat a snack every two hours if possible. Eat three good meals a day, the largest at lunch.
      No food after 8 p.m. Maybe plain popcorn air popped or cooked in canola oil only.
      You need to eat tons of fiber. It cleans the system hourly and accelerates the metabolism.
      Eat to lose!
      Good luck

  43. QUESTION:
    Does a 3 day fruit detox diet really help you loose weight?
    I have heard that a 3day fruit detox diet can help you loose weight. Is this true and how much would you loose?
    no silly answers plez

    • ANSWER:
      It is a scam. You may lose water weight, but it will not be fat weight. The concept of detoxing is flawed, too. That is what our livers and kidneys are for. If you want to detox, then stop eating nasty foods. If you insist on doing a cleansing or detox, then drink lots of water and take a lot of fiber.

  44. QUESTION:
    I'm on my 2nd day of the master cleanse detox diet. How soon will I lose weight?
    I am 5'11 about 175 lbs. I want to lose weight and I know this is just a detox but it is a detox that cause weight loss. ANyone try it before and what were your experiences like.

    • ANSWER:
      The Master Cleanse detox diet in my opinion is dangerous and unnecessary. Yes, I've tried it, for a full 10 days. But what I noticed is that the weight came right back as soon as I started eating again.

      For me what has been much more helpful is the natural detox diet. I'm including a link here to the program that I use.

  45. QUESTION:
    Is it a good idea to detox and diet before back surgery?
    I will probably be having back surgery soon. I was thinking about doing a Master Cleanse detox and then switching to a vegetarian/vegan diet before my surgery. Is this a good idea? Or should I do both of these things after surgery?

    • ANSWER:
      The healthier you are prior to, the sooner you'll recover. My daughter went through it and the weight can be a real problem during recovery.
      Best of luck

  46. QUESTION:
    I'm ordering shakeology, how do I do a cleansing diet with it?
    I really want to do a cleansing diet with shakeology, but I have NO idea how. How many days do I do it? Do i eat/drink nothing BUT shakeology? Do I work out at the same time? Give me some details on exactly what I'm supposed to do. Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      Usually people do the cleanse for 3 days. Ideally you should do a cleanse every 3 months. These are the essentials that you should know:
      3 Shakeology shakes per day
      2 cups of green tea per day
      1 or 2 pieces of fruit per day (optional)
      1 salad for dinner—can include fish or poultry
      No dairy or extra sugars (this includes almond and soy milk)!
      Drink 2 to 4 liters of water every day
      Only use low-fat dressings, and go easy on the salt and/or pepper to taste
      2 snacks before/after any of the major meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner)
      Fruit is optional, and it is discouraged (however, some of you will need the calories while others may not)
      Power-workout participants (those who are already super conditioned) are recommended the higher numbers of calories
      For maximum results, do NOT use additives
      Dinner salad may include WHITE GRILLED PROTEIN—poultry or fish only

      The daily regimen should look like this:
      1 cup of green tea to start the day
      Breakfast:
      1 scoop Shakeology (140 calories) 1/2 cup of fruit (60 to 90 calories)—optional Ice to taste 8 to10 oz. of water
      Snack 1 (85 calories): 1 piece of fruit (apple, pear, orange, banana mango, etc.)
      Lunch:
      1 scoop Shakeology (140 calories) Ice to taste 8 to 10 oz. of water
      1 cup of green tea or a detox tea
      Snack 2: (you can have the second snack before or after dinner) 1 scoop Shakeology (140 calories) Ice to taste 8 to10 oz. of water
      Dinner:
      Salad with grilled white fish or poultry (roughly 340 calories)
      Greens—3 servings of vegetables, plus 4 oz. of grilled white meat (fish or poultry)
      2 tablespoons of dressing—no more!

      You should only be taking in about 800 to 1100 calories per day with this cleanse. If you have any questions please feel free to email me.

  47. QUESTION:
    What is a good way to get phlegm out of your chest?
    For half a year now, I have been coughing up thick phlegm. It is not yellow or a strange colour, it is just thick. My mum suggests I go on a detox diet to cleanse my body, elevating my immune system so this phlegm thing has a chance to go away. Then I can start eating normally again. I eat all the right foods, but what are some ways that I can get this thing away as it has been here for so long. All answers appreciated.

    • ANSWER:
      Push it! Push it good! P-p-push it real good!!!

  48. QUESTION:
    Is pomegranate juice good to drink to detox my body?
    I really want to detox my body naturally. I've heard of the master cleanse (the beyonce diet) but I doubt I can go 14 days without eating. Is pomegranate juice a good choice? Also, I heard cranberry juice and greentea was good for detoxing also.

    • ANSWER:
      a natural pomegrant works better then the juice because to the juices they add stuff to it inless you like make it yourself and squeez the pmegrant but never read the top ove the bottle read the nutrioun facts that tells the most truth

  49. QUESTION:
    What do you know about the Master Cleanse diet?
    I know Beyonce went on the diet and lost 20 pounds. Another lady went on the diet and lost 78 pounds. I need all the info. I can get. Please and thanks. Also, is it healthy and what are the health benifits?

    • ANSWER:
      Forget Beyonce. What you know about her is what her publicist and handlers want you to believe. It may or may not be true.

      Detox diets, cleanses, and supplements don't work. There is no diet which will cause your body to get rid of toxins, heavy metals, poisonous by-products from smoking, drugs, etc. And cleanses for the purpose of weight loss don't work because they can only eliminate water and small amounts of waste which the body will replace very quickly.

      Check out these reliable references. Listen to experts, not a random bunch of strangers of unknown credibility in this and other forums. Here's what the experts have to say about cleanses.

      Article excerpt: "Colon Cleansing Has No Health Benefit, May Harm"
      Ref: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/news/fullstory_114876.html

      Article excerpt: "Although the reports show little evidence of any benefit, many studies reported side effects. These include cramping, bloating, nausea, vomiting, electrolyte imbalance, and kidney failure."
      Ref: http://www.webmd.com/balance/news/20110801/colon-cleansing-may-be-risky-study-finds

      Article excerpt: "The main concerns with colon cleansing are that it can: Increase your risk of dehydration, lead to bowel, perforations, increase the risk of infection, cause a rise in your electrolytes, which can be dangerous if you have kidney disease or heart disease."
      Ref: http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/colon-cleansing/AN00065

      Article excerpt: "fasting has many negative side effects, including all the symptoms that go along with malnutrition: insomnia, cravings, nausea, depressed mood, hair loss... the list goes on."
      Ref: http://maddieruud.hubpages.com/hub/Master-Cleanse-Lemonade-Diet

      Article excerpt:"Colon cleansing is a dubious and almost always useless procedure"
      Ref: http://www.sciencebasedmedicine.org/index.php/colon-cleanses-a-load-of-you-know-what/

      Article excerpt: "The human body can defend itself very
      well against most environmental insults and the effects of occasional indulgence. If you ’re generally healthy, stick to giving your body what it needs to maintain its own detox system— a healthful diet, adequate fluid intake, regular exercise, sufficient sleep, and all recommended medical check-ups. Don’ waste your money...follow a healthy, balanced lifestyle instead."
      Ref: http://www.lee-county.com/gov/dept/HumanResources/Wellness_Newsletters/Aug%2008.pdf

      Article excerpt: "A day on a detox diet program probably won't hurt you, but there's little point in following these restrictive diets - and they can do far more harm than good, says Michelle May, MD,"
      Ref: http://www.medicinenet.com/script/main/art.asp?articlekey=64306

      Article excerpt: "Detox diets are a waste of time and money, say scientists"
      Ref: http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/uk/article784402.ece

      Your body cleanses itself naturally. And cleanses, purges, emetics, enemas, alternative and homeopathic colon cleanses etc. cannot remove fat from your body or make your body lose fat and/or toxins. If fat is your problem, you're eventually going to realize that nothing works except a proper diet for life or surgery. The best diet for all normal adults hasn't changed. It is still a varied, balanced, nutritious, and properly apportioned diet of high quality foods.

      Detoxification is a fad and a fantasy only. If you have reason to believe you're toxic, consult with your doctor. Don't waste your time paying attention to advertising hype, naturopathic gurus, homeopathic charlatans, celebrity spokespeople, etc. The road to good health is paved with science. If you or someone you love gets deathly ill, you will take them to a place where medical science is practiced. So, where is the sense in abandoning medical science in favor of baseless and unscientific methods of quacks and charlatans

      Good luck and good health!!

  50. QUESTION:
    What is a great detox diet that will help you lose weight too?
    I am 17 and weigh 125 I would like to weigh about 110. I exercise every day for two hours at least and run 2 miles every other day. I don't want to bulk up with a lot of exercise, and I want to become even healthier. How do I get down to 110, lose a little extra fat, and detox my body at the same time? Prom is in two months and I want to look good in my dress!

    • ANSWER:
      You can look into Isagenix fat and burn cleanse system. With Isagenix you lose weight natural and healthy. You Cleanse your body from all the toxins from your body. When this happens, you lose weight. For more information go to http://louisquezada.isagenix.com/


detox and cleanse diet

Home Alcohol Detox

Nopal Cactus or Opuntia vulgaris is a cactus of the desert, with beautiful flowers; is originated in Mexico and the United States, but can also be found in the Canary Islands. Occupy a prominent place on the lists of plants of the WHO. Nopal is rich in vitamins (C, B1, B2, and
B3), minerals (potassium, calcium) and fiber. It is a valuable source of easily digestible protein and bioflavonoids. It contains 17 types of amino acids, of which 8 are essential amino acids. The components listed positive influence in metabolism and digestion. A normal metabolism has a beneficial effect on body weight and decreases the risk of cellulite. In addition, Nopal desert cactus vegetable fibers regulate appetite, causing a feeling of fullness and thus reduce
appetite. Weight reduction is achieved by restoring the body's normal functions, with positive effects on general health and vitality.

Benefits of using Nopalin based on studies made with Nopal:

- Activation of metabolic processes;

- Adjust the gastrointestinal function;

- Cleaning the colon;

- Normalize the frequency of consistence and elimination of seats;

- Binding of bile acids salts;

- Improvement of liver function;

- Reduce fluid retention in the tissues;

- Detoxification;

- Adjust the sugar;

- Adjust blood cholesterol and triglycerides;

- Antioxidant;

- Reduce cellulite;

- Adjust the weight;

Due to its complex composition, has numerous beneficial effects, and therefore its use is more extensive.

Calivita Nopalin is a preparation containing dried strain of Nopal, rich in vitamins, minerals and fiber. Nopalin is a particularly valuable supplement, because besides the effect of metabolic
regulation contains useful body nutrients. Due to the high content of vegetable fiber, reduces cholesterol and trigliceridemia and normalize blood sugar. By supporting the healing process, increase the resilience of the body. Nopalin is a natural source of easily digestible protein, vitamin C and bioflavonoids.

Digestive System - Nopalin consumption can reduce some gastrointestinal disorders, vegetable fibers and mucilage because protect their intestinal mucosa and regulates gastric acid production. Nopalin ensure in this way, effective protection of people who eat spicy foods or undergo treatment with anti-inflammatory. Helps detoxify the liver and body in general.

Mucilage and pectin contained in Nopalin, along with water, forms a paste that covers, protects and cleans the intestinal tract being very helpful in irritable bowel syndrome. It also has
anti-inflammatory effect and of decreasing in hyperacidity, and is used to treat ulcers and gastritis. Pectins form complexes with bacteria, causing their elimination from the intestine through diarrhea.

Fibers soluble and insoluble in water help Nopalin absorption, providing easier passage of food through the digestive tract and a normal peristalsis, so treat constipation.

In conclusion, consumption of Nopal in form of Nopalin help maintain homeostasis (internal balance).

Nopalin consumption is recommended for:

- The natural source of multivitamins;

- People who want to lose weight;

- People who want to maintain their body weight;

- As a dietary supplement for diabetics;

- To normalize blood lipid levels;

Nopal cactus helps us in losing weight

After winter, when sedentary lifestyle and diets high in fat made their mark on our health, weight loss diet or detox is the right solution for extra energy. Alternating a diet with sports is not enough to achieve the desired results, so often have to help our body with natural supplements.

Nopal is rich in vitamins, minerals, fiber and amino acids. It is an easily digestible source of protein. These components help maintain a healthy metabolism and digestion, thereby helping to maintain body weight. Nopal vegetable fibers regulate appetite, provide a feeling of fullness and thus reduce appetite. Weight reduction is achieved by restoring the body's normal functions, with positive effects on general health and vitality.

Nopal is recognized as a good antioxidant, regulates blood sugar, reduces cholesterol and trigliceridemia, effectively regulates body weight, regulates gastrointestinal functions, cleanses the colon, and is a great supplement in vegetarian diet.

Nopal is known for effective weight control and weight loss by increasing satiety, thereby avoiding overeating by frequent snacks. It also reduces the risk of excessive cellulite and fluid retention.

You should take Nopalin with half an hour before meals, with plenty of fluids.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    Where is the cheapest place on the planet for alcohol detox?
    I have the money to go where ever I need to but that is part of my nest egg.I am not Bill Gates.Detox can be 1000's dollars in the U.S.I will pay the money to live but I don't want to spend too much.I live in Thailand now and there healthcare is cheap.If there is cheaper detox in the world let me know.

    • ANSWER:
      your home

  2. QUESTION:
    How can I help my fiance while he goes through alcohol detox, he is always tired, shaking, no appetite?
    I feel helpless, and don't know what to expect. He is going on his second day of no alcohol

    • ANSWER:
      Alcohol detox can be quite dangerous to do on your own - especially if the symptoms progress to having DT's. People can die from this.

      But, if you are going to do it at home there are a couple of things to keep in mind.

      1. Keep hydrated. Drink lots of water.

      2. Keep nourished. The body of an alcoholic is often low in a lot of different vitamins and minerals. Thiamine supplementation is essential in malnourished patients for the prevention of Wernicke's encephalopathy.

      3. The body has also become used to having a sedative (alcohol) in it and the body has increased the amount of certain neuro chemicals to compensate. Without the alcohol, these neurochemicals will be overabundant. This will cause restlessness, sweating, and possibly pins-and-needles feeling and inability to sleep. You can try to make the body more tired than it usually is by doing strenuous exercise. This may or may not be advised due to other health reasons. In treatment centers they often regulate all of this with some medications that are NOT available over-the-counter.

      4. It's also quite common for people going through alcohol detox to feel like they are hot or burning up. Keeping the room cool and placing a moist towel on his forehead/back of neck can relieve some of the discomfort.

      Again, the BEST way to deal with detox is through a professional Detox center - usually at a hospital.

  3. QUESTION:
    Do you of ANY Alcohol Detox remedies which can be made at home.?
    NO JUNK MAIL PLEASE. I SHALL DISCARD IT!. AL OF IT!!! I need to know of any actual homemade recipee's to asissit with alcohol withrd(as awl, for a longterm recovering alcoholic. She is detoxing from today) and although she is taking prescibed THIAMINE tablets and OLANZAPINE, any other remedies will of course be most helpful and gratefully received. Thank you, to all serious reccommendations!

    • ANSWER:
      Recipee is too omitted. Recipee is so much more acceptable

  4. QUESTION:
    Any ideas on how to detox at home? How to help with the tremor's or headaches?
    I am detoxing my sister at home & we are 7 day's in. Any advice on how to control the tremor's, or headaches, hot 1 min. & cold the next. Any adice or information from anyone evr gone through this will greatly help. We love our sister and just want any help or advice you have to give.

    • ANSWER:
      You, yourself will need support. Be sure to get her into AA meetings. Suffering through the withdrawals is something she will have to do on her own. Be sure to only by products(toothpaste & mouthwash) that Don't contain alcohol. Below is a website that may have many answers for you. Good Luck to both of you.

  5. QUESTION:
    how can i help my boyfriend during alcohol detox?
    my boyfriend is going to have a "home detox" soon and i want to know what i can do to help him. a nurse will visit once a day.
    for example i'm going to buy him some films and magazines to keep his mind occupied, make sure he has enough pain killers and eats properly etc
    any suggestions would be great

    • ANSWER:

  6. QUESTION:
    What should my bf and i do tonight that doesnt involve alcohol?
    As the question says really, we're trying to have a detox but getting bored!

    • ANSWER:
      you could just stay home rent some movies and split a big bag of weed, if not why not try going to the ghetto and see if you can get some hard core drugs then stay out all night doing heroin or what not. Hope that helps

  7. QUESTION:
    Suggestions for home alcoholic detox please?
    I'm monitoring my mother while she detoxes alcohol from her system. She is an alcoholic who drinks toxic amounts. I flew in last night. It's 9:15 am here. Her last drink must have been sometime shortly before 8pm last night. She is very hypersensitive to sound right now and has what seems like repeated panic attacks. I'm 18, all alone, and I don't know what to do for her.

    • ANSWER:
      Sugary beverages. Lots of fluids. But most important, be willing to take her to the ER if things get out of control. Alcohol withdrawal can, in some instances, be deadly. If your mom begins to hallucinate or have seizures, take her to the hospital right away.

      I do not agree with the sentiments of those who suggest AA for your mother or Al-Anon for you. I am a recovered alcoholic who was in AA for 9 years and, although I did "get sober" during my time there (and still am), I cannot in good conscience recommend the group to anyone else. It's cultish, full of sexual predators who love to prey on newcomers, and truly not a safe place. I wish I didn't have to say this...but it's true.

      I am not in Al-Anon, but from what I've seen (there's a good bit of overlap) it isn't much better.

  8. QUESTION:
    How long does it take for alcohol to ware off?
    If im drinking at a party and iahve a solid amount of alcohol (not like trashed) how muc htime until i will be able to drive

    • ANSWER:
      just dont worry about going home if you are drinking at a party unless you have a designated driver,,,
      it depends on your tolerance and your size and weight to determine when your body will detox from the alcohol,,could take 24 hours could take longer could take an hour or two fewer,,but its not gonna go away in a couple of hours,,
      be smart if you are gonna drink,,others on the road may not have been drinking and are heading somewhere,,,

      be careful if you are going to drink,,call a cab or a friend to get you home,,,,

  9. QUESTION:
    Is there a safe at home detox for someone addicted to presription drugs?
    I know someone who has been addicted to pain meds for years and has no health insurance. How can he get clean safely?

    • ANSWER:
      there are no absolute answers to your question, it can be both safe and unsafe. however many "treatment facilities" actually don't do much to detox you other than supportive care. If your detoxing narcotics at home  you need to monitor blood pressure to be sure it doesn't get too high.Mostly you would be physically very miserable, so treat the symptoms. take asprin or tylenol to help regulate body temp. as chills/'sweats are an issue. use immodium for diheria, hot tubs for muscle cramps. keep fluid intake up to combat dehydration. the only meds you absolutley have to have medical care for as the detox can be fatal is heroin and alcohol.Sometimes short of in patient treatment the best thing to do is come clean with one of the docs who wrote scripts, yes you ( by you I mean anyone) took them but they wrote them. they should at least offer you blood pressure meds , some of which do have a calming affect, chlonodine is common, anti dihhereals perhaps muscle relaxers or sleep aids. ( don't use over the counter sleep aids they'll just make it worse) If somenoe can keep the narcotics for him'her you can tapper them down to some degree. for example go from 20  Day to 10 for severaldays then 8 , 6, 4 for a week or more then 2 -0. thats hard too.ultram a non-narcotic pain med can really help, it fills some of the same brain receptors and can eleviate or eliminate lots of the suffering, eventually you'll have to tapper those as well.get a good support group like N.A. and God help you. It can be done you only have to do it once.

  10. QUESTION:
    I want to do something like an acai berry clense, but with home ingredients?
    I don't want to have to order something like that.
    Are there any cleanses that work as well as the acai berry one, but that I can make at home with natural ingredients?

    • ANSWER:
      The best way to cleanse and detox is to get hold of a liver. Oh, you have one? Great.
      Now just stand there and let it detoxify your body. Partner it with some kidneys and you've got the most efficient body cleanse and detox system known to man.
      And you don't even have to wait for it to come in the mail, or give a credit card number!
      There is no build up of bad plaque, toxins, or sludge in a normal, reasonably healthy system.
      If this was the case we would have people dying left and right from malnutrition since their small intestines couldn't absorb nutrients. The majority of the water from food and what we drink is reabsorbed through the colon, if our colons were clogged we would all be walking around looking like sponges right?
      Detoxing is ridding the system - liver, kidneys, and intestines of toxins both internal and environmental. Our liver and kidneys aren't clogged with toxins. Otherwise we would be dead. The liver does in fact get layered with fat if we become overweight.
      We "cleanse and detox" naturally 24 hours a day through respiration, sweat, liver, kidneys, urine, and feces.
      We can help by eating a healthy diet with minimal processed and refined foods. THey are loaded with additives, concentrates, and preservatives mostly in added sugars and salts.
      Lots of fresh fruit, vegetables, whole grain foods, lean meat cuts, fresh fish, beans, peas, brown rice, raw nuts, and barley keep a system as healthy and as clean as it can be.
      Minimal alcohol, caffeine, soda.
      Read food labels. If you can't pronounce it, don't put it in your body.
      A healthy high fiber diet of whole fresh foods works every time. Increases the speed and efficiency of the digestive system and helps the body rid itself of both normal internal and environmental toxins.
      Cleanses actually flush out the beneficial bacteria and enzymes in the digestive system.
      Search "gut flora" to learn about the beneficial bacteria we need in our colon.
      We have more beneficial bacteria in our digestive systems than all the cells in our bodies!
      Did you know the digestive system is one of the largest contributors to our immune system?
      Spend your money in the produce department to speed your detox.
      Good luck and good health.

  11. QUESTION:
    How long does it take to get marijuana out of your system?
    I stopped smoking almost two weeks ago. I just found out I have to start drug and alcohol classes and I need to get clean before my drug test. How long will it take me to get clean? Is there anything I can take to help?

    • ANSWER:
      It all depends. I'm 5'11'' and I weigh 156 pounds. I'm fairly muscular for my body type. Had been smoking for sometime (no cigarettes for 3.66 years). I don't do much aerobics, except for walks/jogs, but I do lift weights. I drink tons of water and eat well. I know this may seem irrelevant but I have a point.

      IF they test your hair. You better shave your head it never leaves your hair. Since you never know the length of your hair when you smoked or what length stops having the chemical they test for. IF they do a spinal tap (usually only done to get into high ranking government positions) you're screwed as that stays with you for life. Blood tests don't matter really it's all basically how close to when you last smoked. Unless they test (9-carboxy-THC) which can stay up to 2-3 weeks if you smoke A LOT and I mean A LOT for A LONG TIME. Nobody does blood tests they are expensive, much like hair and spinal taps. Also THC is fat soluble and not stored in your blood. I've been tested many many handfuls of times and never had a blood test (court, probation, jobs, school you name it). The 'mouth test' where they place a strip onto/under your tongue and cheeks (three days is sufficient). Onto the most common test... urine.

      Basically it depends on your BMI, how long you smoke and often. If you have smoked for years everyday, multiple times a day as I had it's going to take around two months. I'm a fairly skinny dude, not a stick, but I don't have a gut. It took 67 days for me to get clean. I don't have much fat and the concentration was enough for my high metabolism, working out, and drinking tons of water for it to take 67 days. 67 is a rough estimate of course. I did a test 30 days, 60 days and then a week later and I was clean. I failed the 30 and 60 day tests. 60-67 days. I took no supplements like weight loss or 'detox pills.'

      The best thing you can do to help is drink diuretics (cranberry juice) and begin a very strict exercise regiment. I suggest jogging and running for multiple hours, multiple times per day. It takes a lot physical exertion to generate the need to process that much energy in your body. Therefore it is not an easy thing to cycle out all your THC saturated fat-cells for non-THC saturated fat-cells.

      IF you were a casual smoker for less than a year not doing it everyday of the week multiple times a day. It drastically decreases. As I was never a casual smoker I have no data to give you other than a horrible range. It could clear out in one to three days of working out or it could take up to 21 days. I have no advice on how to handle actually taking the test as it may be a breach of federal law. Falsifying drug tests is very risky... very risky. You could end up in jail for more than you bargained for just for smoking a little weed.

      Plus the variance on the tests is difference in every drug testing facility. You can report small traces of the by-product in your urine and they count it as a PASS. You never know. Plus I used at-home tests bought at the store, they could always be wrong. I wish you the best of luck.

      Also... not to make you overly paranoid. IF you attempt to fake your results in any fashion. Taking pills, adding to urine, replacing urine etc. and they CAN PROVE it. You are in trouble. Potentially for violating whatever agreement landed you in these classes (probation etc.) as well as the law for falsifying a drug test in your state/province/country.

      I sure can't wait till it's legal ;)

  12. QUESTION:
    Any home remedies or suggestions to help get rid of acne?
    Ive tried using clearasil + clearasil pads, clean&clear and a few others including a prescription from my doctor. Seems the ones that smell, like, alcohol-ish lol, just make it like really red and more noticable lol. Anyone have any home remedies or good suggestions that could help me? :D would be appreciated

    • ANSWER:
      Step 1

      One of the most popular home remedies is to put toothpaste on your pimple before you go to bed .Make sure it is the paste and not the gel.

      Step 2

      Place strawberry leaves on the acne ,the alkalinity helps reduce the swelling.

      Step 3

      These are one of the smellier home remedies for getting rid of a pimple overnight.Crush a couple of garlic cloves and dabbed on the face 1-2 times daily.

      Step 4

      Grind orange peel with some water to a paste and apply on the pimple.Your pimple should disappear overnight or become less visible.

      Step 5

      Mix 1 teaspoon of finely ground cinnamon powder and 1 teaspoon of lemon juice and apply to your pimples frequently this should also do the trick.

      Step 6

      Put ice on the pimple before going to bed ,by morning it should be noticeably smaller.This works best on larger pimples that have not yet formed a head.

      Step 7

      Mix mint juice with turmeric powder and apply on affected area.Leave for about 15 minutes and wash off with lukewarm water.

      Step 8

      Combine together in a bowl some vinegar and salt in a bowl,dab this mixture on your pimples ,leave for about 15-20 minutes and the rinse off.

      Step 9

      Grind some nutmeg with milk and apply to affected area,this will make your pimples vanish without leaving any marks.Poof and it is gone.

      Step 10

      Apply juice of raw papaya including the skin and seed on swelling acne to get rid of overnight.

      Step 11

      Apply the pulp from ripe tomatoes on your blemish and leave for a hour,then wash and get rid of your pimple overnight.

      Step 12

      Apply grated potatoes on the skin to treat pimples and reduce swelling.

      Step 13

      Follow any one of the instructions above ,I am sure one will work for you and good luck.You going to need it because some pimples are very stubborn.

      Tea Tree Oil
      Tea Tree Oil is obtained from the Melaleuca alternifoliais tree from Australia. It is very effective against Acne as it contains bacteria-fighting substances called Terpenes. Acne is often caused by bacteria and the Terpenes either outright kill them or weaken them enough to be destroyed by protective antibodies. There are very little side effects from using Tea Tree Oil.

      Aloe Vera
      The watery gel from Aloe Vera plant is also a highly effective natural cure against Acne. The enzyme-rich gel has very soothing anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties. It can also be taken internally and helps clean up and detox the digestive tract. This in turn can help clear up the skin.

      Zinc
      Zinc is taken in the form of capsules. It helps to strengthen the human immune system and to repair the skin.

      Vitamin A
      Vitamin A tablets are also a natural and effective Acne cure. Vitamin A promotes healthy skin.

      Vitamin E
      Vitamin E also helps in countering Acne. It is a natural antioxidant and beneficial for the skin. Vitamin E comes in soft gelatin capsules that contain Vitamin E, Soybean Oil, Glycerin, and Water.

      Some Natural Homemade Cures to counter Acne
      The most important thing to do if you suffer from Acne is to drink at least four pints of water every day. Drinking a lot of water is very beneficial to your skin. Including fresh fruit and leafy green vegetables in your daily diet will also bring about a marked improvement in the quality of your complexion.

      Before bathing, apply a mixture of tomato pulp – real tomota pulp, not packaged one – honey and rose-water to your face and keep for twenty minutes before washing off.

      At night, before going to bed, apply a mix of cream, glycerine, and lemon juice to your face and again keep it on for a short while before washing.

      Regular Yoga exercises will also improve skin and overall health.

      Things to Avoid
      Avoid touching your face all the time, keep your hair away from your face, and avoid picking at pimples.

      Another important thing if you're prone to Acne is to avoid using heavy make-up – in fact, it is preferable to avoid make-up altogether. For an effective cure, stay as natural as possible.
      1 day ago

  13. QUESTION:
    How long does it take for your body & breath to relieve itself of Garlic?
    My friend and I were talking the other night and we couldn't help but wonder. They say, "you are what you eat" & the smell of certain foods, even the scent of alcohol can come through your skin. So how long does the process take before you rid yourself of these kind of strong odors.

    • ANSWER:
      Ive heard that once you seriously detox, would you still smell from the garlic? My understanding was the garlic is helping to push out toxins and that was what made you smell, not the garlic itself. Some home remedies are drinking lemon water the next day and using parsley while cooking with garlic to remove the odor from offending you or others later... Hope that helps.. not sure how long it will take but I would think it varies upon individuals. Good Luck and keep eating that good for you Garlic!

  14. QUESTION:
    Best ways to detoxify your system and get healthy?
    so long story short i have been drinking alot of alcohol and smoking cigs for the past half year. I used to work out all the time but ive really slowed down. I can feel the alcohol affecting my digestive track and the cigs affecting my lungs! i want to quit both at least for a while and im gonna start working out again every day.

    Im just wondering what are ways to clean your system better and faster than just working out. Like what viatamins i can take and what health drinks are best and what foods are better? Thanks for your answers!

    • ANSWER:
      That is awesome that you are trying to detox. Working out is definitely a good way to go, but you have to have energy for that. And for detox, nutrition is a good place to start.

      Carrot juice is a good place to start. You should get a juicer. Use the juice for nutritional healing, then use the pulp for a good colon cleanse that's better than any laxative; gentle, economical, and most effective.

      Vitamins aren't really necessary unless you can get the kind that is a whole food supplement; natural and complete, the best balance. If you go to the health food store, you can get a brand called Now or Alive that are awesome. There are also some tasty nutritional green drinks there that will give you the best boost; I like Amazing Greens Green Superfood drink mix that come in chocolate, orange and berry - so good for you. Then, there is the barleymax mint flavored from Hallelujah Acres. Many people get strong blenders and blend up greens at home like kale, carrot tops, edible weeds, parsley and some fruit juice for flavor. Cilantro drinks are good because cilantro carries out metal toxins like mercury.

      The best foods would be those that are high in fiber because fiber carries out toxins. You can only get fiber from plants, so if you went on a plant-based diet that would be totally cleansing as well as to give you lots of energy. You should get into cooking your own foods at home, have lots of salads, soups, and whole grain sandwiches and casseroles. Spices, onion, garlic, lemon, lime, apple cider vinegar are all super good for your goals too and will add awesome flavor. And, make sure you drink half your body weight in ounces of pure water daily for more cleansing.

  15. QUESTION:
    Is it possible to detox from alcohol at home?
    I understand it takes about 7 to 10 days to get past the withdrawal symptoms which seems to be the hardest part when you want to stop. Does anyone have any advise or know of anything that makes the process easier? Thank You.

    • ANSWER:
      I wouldn't recommend detoxing at home. Stopping alcohol suddenly (especially if you are a heavy drinker) can cause many side effects including seizures, extreme emotional changes, fever, hallucinations, vomiting, insomnia, depression, and so on.

      If it's a matter of not being able to afford to go to an alcohol detox center (which by the way...they have medication you can take to help with the withdrawal symptoms), then find out if one of the local detox centers has a nurse that will visit your home daily to check on your progress. Additionally, you will need to have a friend or family member stay with you during the detox process. That way if there is a severe problem, they can contact your doctor, nurse or have you taken to the emergency room if needed.

      The next step is very important. After your initial detox, you need to deal with the psychological addiction component. You drink for a reason, and simply denying your body the coping method it uses to handle feelings or issues you don't want to deal with will only lead you into a relapse. You need to find the source of your drinking & develop other healthy coping skills.

      Best of luck to you. My father, sister & brother are all recovering alcoholics. My father had to stop because the alcohol became toxic to his body. My brother and sister wound up in jail because of it. Both my sister and brother got 3 DUI's and wound up serving a jail term, had to pay thousands of dollars in fines, 2 year license suspension, and they got their cars taken away from them. I'm not going to go into the physical damage long term alcohol use does to your body.

      You can do it.

  16. QUESTION:
    How can i detox at home without spending a fortune?
    My skin is in a state and my hair and nails are very brittle due to an excessive amount of partying including consuming large amounts of alcohol and recreational drug abuse. Im prone to breakouts of late and get hard little bumps under my skin that are not quite pimples. I have been using lots of crystal meth and ecstacy. Desperately in need of tips on how to detox in and externally and quickly!

    • ANSWER:
      If by 'detox', you are trying to flush your system for a drug test...

      First, Mr. Don't-die-of-water-intoxication is an idiot.

      Yes, drinking water (lots of it) is a safer method of attempting. Water intoxication occurs when you drink too much fluids, too fast, without eliminating them. The whole idea of drinking water is so that you piss as often as possible.

      When a drug is taken into the body, it is broken down and digested into microscopic wastes called metabolites. Basically, drug tests (urinalysis, usually) are aimed at detecting these metabolites in "cut-off" levels. Cut-off levels must be detected at a certain amount of metabolites per milliliter of urine. The more times you piss, the more metabolites are flushed.
      The only problem is it takes a period of time for the drug to be fully processed and digested into these metabolites. So you may be able to eliminate enough in one day, but more drug is digested the next day, you see?
      But drinking fluids is definitely a safe way to attempt this. Cranberry juice seems to work better for me than water.

      In addition to fluid intake, you may also try taking Niacin. It is OTC and can be purchased at most local stores with pharmaceutical departments (Walgreens, CVS, Wal-Mart, etc). Niacin flushes the system a little better, in combination with the fluid intake/release.

      Summarily:

      Drink fluids frequently to enable you to piss. Use good judgment - dont try to drink a whole lot at once, but rather a bit less of an amount more times.

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      Now, if by 'detox', you mean safely "come down" from the effects of the drugs in your system (meaning you aren't trying to beat a drug test, but rather just get them out so you can feel healthier), then that is a different story.

      The bumps under your arms are side-effects of methamphetamine. They are commonly called 'meth mites' by tweakers.
      They will go away, provided you don't use the drug for a short period of time. Don't pick at them, I've seen people with nasty scars from doing this.
      The brittle nails and hair state are also attributed to crystal. When you're tweaking out, water is being depleted from your cells. Drinking fluids and not taking the drug for a short period of time will help replentish water to your body. (You may also be experiencing extremely dry lips - another common effect).

      Sleeping and getting rest will also help if it is your health you are primarily concerned with.

      -------

      Either way it goes man, I'd take at least a short break from the using and drinking. I relate alottt to heavy drug binges and partying alot and having to let the body heal. It will feel like shit for a little while no matter what you do, its a "natural consequence", I guess you might say. Besides, you will enjoy yourself and have alot more fun after you have your health/energy back.

      -------

      Hope this helps, mate :)

  17. QUESTION:
    Whats the key to perfect skin or is it all in genetics?
    I have done it all. retin-A, differen, facials, pro-active,glycolic peels, microdermabrasion. My skin is very smooth & soft 2 the touch but doesnt look that way 2 the eye. I drink at least 4cups of water a day, 8 is just 2 much for my size. I eat pretty healthy, but do have junk every so often although they say that is not connected w/skin...my main problem is blemishes & very tiny little craters that almost look like enlarged pores ( i think i have these from messing w/my face 2 much, but they go away with microdermabrasion). I wish i could just have the skin of say Gabriele Union, I'm 24 should I just deal w/what I got or is there something out there? Right now i do the combo method, a little proactive, neutrogena deep pore, st ives apricot scrub, vichy cleanser, ddf acne scrub,vichy microdermabrasion @home, rubbing alcohol ( i know shoot me) & soy moisturizer w/spf this is just to maintain "decent" skin! I dont do all these things everyday, but they are worked into a weekly regimen.
    Ive done it all. Dermatologist, retin-A, differen, facials, pro-activ,glycolic peels, microdermabrasion. My skin is very smooth & soft 2 the touch but doesnt look that way 2 the eye. I drink at least 4cups of water a day, 8 is just 2 much 4 my size. I eat healthy, but do have junk every so often although they say that is not connected w/skin...my main problem is blemishes & very tiny little craters that almost look like enlarged pores ( i think i have these from messing w/my face 2 much, but they go away with microdermabrasion). I wish i could just have the skin of say Gabriele Union, I'm 24 should I just deal w/what I got /is there something out there? Right now i do the combo method, a little proactive, neutrogena deep pore, st ives apricot scrub, vichy cleanser, ddf acne scrub,vichy microdermabrasion @home, rubbing alcohol ( i know shoot me) & soy moisturizer w/spf this is just 2 maintain "decent" skin! I dont do all these things everyday, but they are worked n2 a weekly regimen.

    • ANSWER:
      I too have problem skin so I feel you yet first things first, you are using too many products on your skin. I am currently (topically) using Clinque. A little more expensive than neutrogena, but worth the money. Anything that helps minimize pores and control oil are key. Things with retinol are good, vitamin C, and soy (Aveeno) are good too. Also, try some internal treatment. Check out differents herbs that help cleans your blood. Removing toxins from your body this way help a "whole" lot. I like Burdock root...very inexpensive and helps with a lot of everyday things. Also yeast, a lot of people have more yeast in their bodies then what your organs can handle. Try a yeast and/or fungal detox....good too. HTH!

  18. QUESTION:
    How do i detox (safely) from alcohol at home?
    Please, I'm trying to make a change in my life, my grades are good, but I've become increasingly dependent on alcohol and have to have a drink to stop shakes or nausea before I go to class and I really need good, helpful, supportive answers. I don't have health insurance, and I have class on Monday, so that's why I'm asking about detoxing at home.

    • ANSWER:
      How much have you been drinking ?
      If your body has gotten to the point where you need to have a drink to STOP shaking,
      then I dont really think you can do it at home, sorry to say.
      but you can try :)
      you need to gradually stop and in the meantime,
      make sure you are eating healthy and even exercising,
      even if only 30 minutes a day !

      if you dont have insurance,
      there are always places where you can go and get help for free,
      look in your phone book
      or even call any local hospital for info
      good luck
      and i congradulate you for trying to turn your life around

  19. QUESTION:
    Are v8 juices good for you as a juice fast alternative?
    Im currently starting a juice fast at home, only problem is that i drive a truck for a living and have no way of bringing a juicer with me (team driver), will v8 juices work as an alternative while im on the road? Or what can you recommend that i do?

    • ANSWER:
      Like diet pills, teas, and fad diets, juice fasting gets the credit for a simple change in diet.
      Our bodies contain the #1 tools essential to cleanse and detox. A liver and a pair of kidneys.
      The only and easiest way to cleanse and detox is to stop putting all the chemicals, additives and concentrates from a diet of processed and refined foods in our daily diet.
      Most drugs, alcohol, and food chemicals exit the body through normal processing and filtering by the liver and kidneys over a period of 3 to 4 days.
      A healthy diet of whole fresh foods is the key to "cleansing" and "detoxing".
      There is no miracle diet or product that will accelerate the process.
      Our bodies are designed starting with the teeth to consume whole solid foods. The stomach, pancreas, gallbladder, intestines, and colon are all designed to work with solid foods, not highly concentrated juices. That is why we have teeth instead of blender blades in our mouths.
      Both soluble and insoluble fiber are part of a healthy diet. Juicing substantially reduces the value and effectiveness of insoluble fiber. Insoluble fiber keeps the nutrients and toxic cellular waste dumped back into the lower small intestine moving through the digestive tract. This reduces the amount of time waste spends in the body and lowers toxicity.
      While juicing concentrates nutrients, it also concentrates natural sugars in fruits. Liquids are absorbed much quicker in the small intestines resulting in spiking of blood sugar and insulin levels in the blood.
      WIthout complex carbohydrates and large insoluble fibers in the digestive system to extend and slow the absorption process, insulin spikes occur too often. A simple example is giving a diabetic with low blood sugar a glass of juice. It enters the bloodstream quickly. Constant insulin spikes increase appetite stimulation. So you can end up drinking even more juice. The problem with any fast or cleanse is things will change when it ends.
      A healthy life diet of whole fresh foods including lean meats, eggs, fish, dairy, whole grains, fresh fruits, and vegetables are the keys to health, proper weight, and overall wellness. Avoid as much processed and refined food as possible.
      Long I know but it is important to point out the change to a clean diet is the key yet we readily give the credit to the pill, potion, diet pill, detox, cleanse, or fad diet.
      Good luck and good health.

  20. QUESTION:
    How does someone go about OPENING up a GROUP HOME?
    Alls I have been thinking about lately is opening up a group home and from there a few more and from there a alcohol and drug facility for court mandated individuals. Does anyone know the steps I would need to take in order to achieve my goal? Further, does anyone know what else I could do to receive grants for homes like these? I was also wondering if anyone knew how much money one could make by opening up a group home...Thank you very much for helping me get one step closer to fulfilling my goals!
    Thanks again!

    • ANSWER:
      I would first contact the health department in your town /city and ask for the requirements to operate such a facility. Next, you'll need faculty, staff & training to provide such services. And then you'll need to comply w/any license required. The Court in your area, the Judges Office for Justice Court, Circuit Courts, and possibly even your local Youth Court could provide folks who need such a service. I would have a liability waiver prepared, and make sure you have any people who will be staying with you are waived from potential law suits... When people are going through detox you will occasion fights, arguments, and many tears... Be sure to pray and provide personalized service to achieve your goals. Remember, you are looking to do a noble service, let nothing get in your way! You'll do great! I will be looking forward to hearing from you once you've got this going!

  21. QUESTION:
    Does anyone know of an alcohol treatment center that accepts people with mobility issues?
    My husband went through a week of medical detox and then three weeks in a nursing home for physical and occupational therapy. The initial goal was to get him through the detox and then transfer him to an alcohol treatment center for the addiction. It's been three weeks that he has been in the nursing home and has not made any progress with the physical and occupational therapies. He has alcoholic neuropathy and can not do anything without help. He uses a wheelchair to get around.

    • ANSWER:
      Where do you live? Try ringing an advisory service like www.steps2rehab.com, they are likely to know of somewhere that can help.....

  22. QUESTION:
    Can anyone tell me the best or most effective way(s) of abstaining from alcohol?
    I do not drink daily or drink at home. I drink in the pub. I might drink 1 evening a week or 1 evening every two or three weeks. Depends on how I feel. Quite often it leads me to be aggressive, and verbally abusive. And, once I start I find it difficult to stop or set a limit. How can I resist a craving when it strikes? Thx.

    • ANSWER:
      If you do think you have a problem with drinking, there are a number of options available to you and people that can help. Contact your general practitioner and ask them about your treatment options and have them recommend a reputable treatment centre or support group. It is important to realize that while stopping drinking may be difficult; you don’t need to face it alone. There are plenty of people that will help you along your path to recovery.

      Natural Herbal and Homeopathic Remedies can help – While there are no specific cures for Alcoholism, natural herbal and homeopathic remedies may be greatly beneficial in helping to soothe the mind and steady anxious nerves during the recovery process. Ingredients such as St. John Wort help ease feelings of depression and reduce anxiety, while homeopathic formulas containing ingredients such as Ferrum Phosphoricum, Kalium Phosphate and Magnesium Phosphate help to relieve anxiety and quiet jittery nerves.

      In addition, certain remedies will also help to flush out and detox your body to help counteract some of the damage caused by excessive drinking. Herbs such as Milk Thistle and Dandelion which are renowned for effectively treating liver damage and promoting healthy liver functioning are commonly used in all natural remedies.

      * Admit that you have a problem. Denial is your worst enemy when it comes to addiction. The sooner you can truthfully admit the extent of your problem, the sooner you can successfully confront it. Be honest with yourself.
      * Don’t do it alone! Make use of professional support as well as the support of family and friends. Also tell others that you are giving up drinking. They will be less likely to offer you alcoholic drinks or invite you to a pub before you are ready, thus removing a large part of the temptation. They may also become a key source of encouragement and emotional support. No man is an island!
      * Replace a bad habit with a good habit. By adding positive habits such as meditation, exercise and drinking water, you will be less likely to replace your drinking habit with another vice. You will also find these positive life-style changes make you feel healthier and give you the mental energy to confront your problems.
      * Reward yourself. Calculate how much you generally spend on alcohol per week. Set this money aside and buy yourself something great such as saving for the overseas trip you’ve always dreamed of taking.
      * Stress less! Take on fewer responsibilities, go on a stress management course or seek counseling from a licensed professional to help you develop positive coping mechanisms and reduce the amount of stress in your daily life.
      * Beware of Guilt! Recovery is an up and down process so expect to have good days and bad. Some days the reasons you quit will seem obvious and you will feel positive about your choice. On other days, you may find yourself trying to justify why you shouldn’t just throw in the towel and have a drink. These thoughts and emotions are to be expected so don’t beat yourself up about them. If you do slip up, then don’t fall into a self-defeating hole of guilt, just try again. Remember to take it one day at a time.

  23. QUESTION:
    Would my boyfriend pass a home test for drugs if alcohol could dilute his urine?
    I want to give my boyfriend a home drug test, but I'm worried that if he drinks alcohol before I give him the test that the drugs won't show up. Does alcohol dilute your urine enough to make a test inconclusive or cover up drugs like cocaine or opiates?

    • ANSWER:
      Urine tests are the devil, first of all, becuase they're only used to prove you don't trust other people, and they don't f'ing work. They only tell you if the person is doing certain drugs, and within a certain span of time. If your boyfriends supposed drug use is so minimal that you need a drug test to prove he's using, he doesn't have a PROBLEM, and i would advise you against it, mainly becase of the trust factor. I'm a teenager who's been drug tested by my parents, and i lost a lot of respect for them. But i guess i shouldn't say becuase i don;t know what your situation is. Just a thought.

      But to answer your question, i don't think alchohol specifically will help him pass. the way to cheat a drug test is to drink so much liquid that your piss is white and not acidic enough to show up, so you can tell by the color. Most ppl drink water and cranberry juice to pass drug tests- not alcohol. If he knows your gonna test him, you can also by detox online that will clean your system out right away. Detox makes your skin blotchy and itchy sometimes though, so maybe you could tell.

  24. QUESTION:
    what is the best way to detox?
    I have to go back to school soon and i play golf for a college. anyway, we have to start running again and i just want to get the crap out of my body. simple detox remedies? something i can do at home... no money involved sort of thing! please! please! thanks!!

    • ANSWER:
      The main thing about detoxing is to eat only natural foods (Such as vegies, fruit and nuts etc.)

      This means no processed foods, bread, cereals and meats. You are also not to smoke for the duration of the detox. (Even better give up completely)

      You need to cut out all alcohol, softdrink, juices, tea and coffee. (You can drink green tea though).
      There are many different detox programs you can follow, 2 days, 4 days, 1 week, 2 weeks. The easiest to do is the 2 day detox.

      You may find you get a headache during the detox as your body is eliminating toxins. You shouldn't really have any panadol or asprin (But if you really need it...?) It is relaxing to have a epson salt bath, but make sure the water is not too hot or you will feel faint.

      * You should use a loafah everyday before a shower/bath using circular motions towards your heart.
      * Drink lots of water - Carry a bottle of water and sip throughout the day.
      * Start the morning with a lemon wedge/slice in a glass of warm water (It helps kickstart your liver)
      * Only do exercises such as yoga, pilates or a gentle walk.

      * Eat heaps of vegies (As fruit does have added sugar)
      * Make up a vegie soup using only fresh vegies and water. (Drink it when you feel hungry)
      * Boiled or steamed "brown" rice with vegies is a filling meal (Though I find not very tasty... but I can handle it for a few days)

      A good juice recipe is:-
      4 Green Apples
      1 Carrot
      Fresh Ginger to taste

      If you have any medical problems, see a doctor before hand as it can be a shock to your body to detox and you may need proper supervision while undergoing a detox.

  25. QUESTION:
    How do you clean out your system for a drug test?
    I have this really important job interview this thursday...
    and i have been "partying" quite a alot for the past month , gonna take a drug test
    what do you suggest i take?
    i heard about detox pills do they work?

    • ANSWER:
      Allot relies on your physical activity, height,weight,eating habits, type of test, (are they provides GC/MS or adulterant test), type of drug but
      generally.......
      Substance Detection Period by Urine Test
      Alcohol 12-24 hours
      Amphetamine 1-4 days
      Barbiturates 1- 21 days
      Benzodiazepines 1-42 days
      Cannabis (Single Use) 2-3 days
      Cannabis (Habitual Use) Up to 12 weeks
      Cocaine 4-5 days
      Codeine/Morphine 2-4 days
      Heroin 2-4 days
      Methamphetamines 3-5 days
      PCP 3-7

      clean friend’s urine or synthetic
      If you get caught, you will automatically fail.
      You will need to be able to get the sample into the testing room,to keep the sample between 91 to 97 degrees and you will need to know everything that your friend has consumed last 48 hours and or longer.

      detox
      is no absolutely 100% effective method (many don't work or you may fail because of this).

      Test yourself with a home drug test kit after using some system/detox make sure it is work for you.I use only one company for my tests because there systems work for me .They help with a phone consultation also (#1 252 489 4754 or www.drugtestfriend.com).

  26. QUESTION:
    Besides therapy and detox, are there other ways to STOP drinking alcohol ?
    lots of people around won`t to to detox and won`t talk to family due to gossips and don`t want to be judged and tagged.

    • ANSWER:
      I'm a recovered alcoholic in my 4th year of sobriety thanks to Alcoholics Anonymous, AA has helped millions of people around the world to recover just like myself.

      As the name implies, it's anonymous, you won't get 'tagged' or 'gossiped' about if you go to AA meetings, I go to 3 - 4 a week and haven't touched a drop of alcohol since day one.

      In Canada you can find a meeting near your through this link, http://www.aa.org/lang/en/meeting_finder.cfm?origpage=29 you won't have to say or do anything you don't want to, it's free and there's no commitment, but you will find people there in exactly the same position as yourself, just listen to how others have recovered from alcoholism through the AA 12 step program.

      You can detox yourself at home with your doctor's advice.

  27. QUESTION:
    What are some home remedies to detox the body?
    I have been experiencing adbominal bloating and problems with my skin lately. I have taken laxatives and herbal teas and nothing seems to help the bloatness. I want to cleanse my body from the inside out.......and just don't know how to do it!

    • ANSWER:
      Detoxification

      Home Remedies

      The body tends to heal itself if given the right support. Fruit, vegetables and herbs are a gentle way to promote healing.

      Herbs used in Detoxification

      Dandelion
      Dandelion is held in high regard as a detoxifier. Dandelion stimulates the elimination of toxins from every cell in the body. It is often used in comprehensive treatments for the liver. Dandelion also increases bile production and stimulates its flow to the gallbladder. The polysaccharide insulin found in dandelion is said to have white blood cell and immune-boosting properties.

      Licorice Root
      Licorice Root is regarded as an important herb for treating kidney ailments and is also recommended for the liver and respiratory tract. Licorice Root's antioxidant, antiviral, and antibody-stimulating properties make it a liver protectant and detoxifier.

      Cascara Sagrada
      Cascara Sagrada supports healthy bowel function by acting as a mild laxative. This herb can also be helpful in the treatment of gallstones and liver ailments. It also increases secretions of the stomach, liver and pancreas and is a potent cleansing herb.

      Black Walnut Hulls
      Black Walnut Hulls are known to help remove parasites from the intestinal tract and facilitate the removal of toxic buildup and fatty materials.

      Milk Thistle
      Milk thistle is best known as a liver tonic. The active ingredient is silymarin, which is reputed to repair liver damage due to alcohol, drugs (over-the-counter, prescription, and illicit), hepatitis, and exposure to toxins. In Germany, physicians are so impressed with the liver-protecting effects of milk thistle that they routinely prescribe this herb to patients with liver disorders. Milk thistle also strengthens and protects the liver in otherwise healthy people.

      Fruit and vegetable juices assist in detoxification.
      Fruit and vegetable juices are the cleansers, energizers, builders, and regenerators of the human system. A combination of either fresh, raw fruit or vegetable juices will supply all the enzymes, vitamins, minerals, protein and fats critical to increased vitality! By adding live juices to one's diet as a daily routine, many have experienced a rejuvenating effect and healing of various illnesses such as cancer, leukemia, arthritis, high blood pressure, kidney disorders, skin infections, liver disorders, alcoholism and smoking. Supplying the body with easily-absorbed nutrients, while the body is cleansing itself in the fasting state, avoids the dangers of total abstinence associated with water fasting. Be confident that this method is both safe and beneficial.

      Grapes: There are between 40 and 50 different varieties of grapes that come in a rainbow of greens, whites, reds and purples. Grapes fill the mouth with an explosion of delicious flavors. Grapes are an excellent source of potassium, which encourage an alkaline blood balance and also stimulate the kidneys and regulate heartbeat. The restorative power of grapes is phenomenal, cleansing the liver and removing the uric acid from the body. In France, many people go on a grape fast during harvest time. Studies have shown a lower incidence of cancer in the areas of France where this grape fast is practiced yearly.

      Asparagus: Available in early spring. It can be expensive due to the difficulty in cultivating. Its claim to fame is the amino acid aspargagine that is destroyed by cooking. Aspargagine is a strong diuretic, stimulating the kidneys. Asparagus is a great blood cleanser and excellent for healthy bowel maintenance.

      Parsley: Ancient civilizations have used parsley in medications and in poultices on wounds, boils, cysts and to draw the pus out of an infected cut. Parsley is one of the highest sources of life-giving chlorophyll, which acts like iron to oxidize the blood. Chlorophyll will help neutralize the strong odor of garlic, and is used in chewing gum to sweeten breath. It is a cleanser of the kidneys, liver, and urinary tract. Parsley is effective for upset stomachs by stimulating digestive enzymes. Excellent for the colon by encouraging the peristaltic wave in the intestines.

      Spinach: Never cook spinach. Oxalic acid is destroyed when heat transforms it into oxalic acid crystals that are harmful to the kidneys. It also binds to iron, making it unabsorbable.

      Sweet Potatoes
      Besides being a yummy source of beta-carotene, sweet potatoes and yams have an unusual health side effect: they can remove heavy metals from the body. In fact, doctors in the Soviet Union have prescribed a diet that's heavy on the spuds for factory workers continually exposed to toxic chemicals.

      Sweet potatoes contain something called "phytochelatins". This helps them bind to harmful substances like copper, cadmium, mercury and lead which most of us are exposed to on a regular basis from air pollution. The phytochelatins help pass these toxins out of the body."

      Cranberry Juice
      A powerful healing tonic filled with quinine, which changes to hippuric acid in the liver. Hippuric acid is able to assist in the removal of purines, uric acid, urea and toxic build-up in the prostate gland, testicles, kidneys and bladder.

  28. QUESTION:
    how long does it take for xanex to get out of your system and how can I get it out in 24 hours?
    I had to put our family pet to sleep and my husband has a prescription for xanex and gave me one to help me sleep because I was really upset. I have never taken this before and don't want any lectures just help. I have a job interview tomorrow. I am a stay at home mom and have not worked in 4 years. I really need this job. How can I make sure it will not show in a drug test?

    • ANSWER:
      I am not positive but I don't think you can get it out of your system in 24 hours. your best bet is to go to GNC and buy a drink called "stip". My friend works there and when I had a drug test he told me that was the BEST product they had and do not settle for detox pills because they are a waste of money. However, the drink is a bit pricy (around fifty dollars). If you are worried about a drug test for this interview I recomend diluting your urine. to do this simply drink a lot of water, tea, basically just liquids in general, however no alcohol or sugary drinks as these willcause your kidneyes to filter out the alcohol/sugar instead of the xanex. Drink the water/tea VERY frequently. you should be going to the bathroom about every hour the night before and then about every 20-30 minutes a few hours leading up to the test. The only drawback to this is that they might question the results due to the diluted sample and ask you to take another test, but at least it will buy you a bit more time. Good luck with the drug test and I hope this helps.

      P.S. I'm sorry about the loss of your pet. Goodluck with the job interview :-)

  29. QUESTION:
    Are you doing the work you think you'll do for the next 20 years?
    I don't myself. I'm sick of my work and what I'm studying.
    Next year I'm moving into Mental health/Drug alcohol detox.
    I just want to work or study in a field I find really interesting otherwise I feel like I'm wasting my time, no matter what the money is like.

    • ANSWER:
      many people do make the mistake of following a career path based off of knowing it is a path they are capable of and can make a lot more in then in other career paths. When it comes down to it, as long as your income covers your necessities, and a few extras, then a job you are happy in will be so much more fulfilling. You don't need to make 6 figures, have a huge home, ,000+ car. A huge home and expensive car and things will not make you happy when you are spending 40+ hours a week doing something that you dread.

      Me, i worked 8 years in food service just as a necessity as a single mom with a young child. Now am 2 years in a job that I could see myself working for 20 years in some capacity.....hopefully with some advancement, but otherwise the same. I have never had a day that i woke up and dreaded coming to work (well other then the day that i came back from vacation and really wished i was still at the beach.....but that really doesn't count.)

      Though I will comment on one thing. I have a friend that works in the mental health field....and the one thing i do know from him is it is very draining. Just think how it would be if almost everyone in your current environment was constantly unloading their problems on you.....some that you maybe give advise to and it helps, and that can be fulfilling, and many that you maybe give advise to, that they don't listen to, and continue to complain you about the same thing, and some that seem to listen for a while, so you have hope for them, and then the revert to the same thing as before......it is just a draining job environment. I know my friend has switched jobs within the field many times (sometimes between the same places) just to get a change of environement......working with kids at one place....in a crisis center was another.

      Now I'm not trying to discourage that pursuit, as yes it can be fulfilling if that is where your heart is at, but just wanted to let you know that it can be very draining, and you will need to take good care of yourself.

  30. QUESTION:
    How to get rid of acne on my back?
    Having acne on my back during the Summer is soooo annoying! Any ideas on how to get rid of it? (I'm willing to pay for products & of course home remedies.) Thank you so much! :)

    • ANSWER:
      3 Important Measures to Take for Acne Free Skin

      #1 - Detox
      If you were experiencing acne for a long period, and treatments aren't effective in your case, then think about detox plan. There are many approaches to detox our bodies. It is possible to follow one day or two day detox, or even a week's detox. Salt water flush is an excellent detox, that you can consider. However, in case you have a medical condition then talk to your doctor before you take up a detox plan. So, why am I emphasizing on detox? This is because a lot of people have problems with acne because of constipation. In case you have constipation related problems then under-going a detox will immensely help cleanse your whole body from the inside. This can bring a proper glow for a skin, and also steer clear of the acne condition.

      #2 - Healthy Skin Diet
      Unhealthy diets also contribute much to oily acne prone skin. However, eating the right fats can actually reinstate your skin's health. So, follow a skin-friendly diet. Skin friendly acne diet should be such that it have a great deal of fresh fruits and vegetables. Avoid foods that are fried, instead learn healthy strategies to cooking like grilling, steaming, baking, etc. Eat lean proteins like turkey. Also, avoid the bad fats and eat Mediterranean style fats like essential olive oil, nuts, fish, etc. Avoid alcohol, caffeine and sodas. Instead drink plenty of water the whole day and 2-3 servings of green tea. Drinking lots of water and green tea herb, behaves as your daily detox. One excellent way to fight acne would be to drink fresh carrot juice without sugar. Carrot juice has wonderful benefits for skin, enjoy it allows you fight acne, acne scars, environmental sun damage and helps to make the complexion brighter.

      #3 - Skin Cleansing
      Skin cleansing is an essential part to avoid and cure acne. There are lots of solutions to do it. A straightforward way to do this can be to maintain washing the face with lukewarm water. Acne occurs when the bacteria with a clogged skin pore grows. This causes inflammation giving rise to pimples. By washing see your face you may be removing dirt, and ultizing lukewarm water the sebum from skin will dissolve as well as the bacteria too will be washed away. For deeper cleansing, make use of a mild cleanser which suits your skin. Neat and Clear face wash is a good mild cleanser. You'll be able to wash see your face which has a face wash twice a day. Remaining day you may use lukewarm water to clean the face. In the event you don't possess lukewarm water, regular faucet water can do.

  31. QUESTION:
    What is the best way to do a Drug Intervention?
    My father Inlaw has been using drugs for 35 years now and my husband and I have found Meth in his garage and meth pipes also. My sister Inlaw wants all of us to get together and plan and Intervention on him. But im worried about doing it right. What should we say and how do we begin? We just want him to get help and to go rehab or detox willingly. Please give me good advice so that I can be helpful. Thanks alot!!!

    • ANSWER:
      Stonedpr gave some good answers. Because he is older, you will not be able to do the final part of the intervention, which is to have a rehab place ready, his luggage packed and a ride to the facility if he desires to go. This is done with a teenager, but an adult usually gets angry.
      If you try this, first read a good book on interventions. Yes, they do have them, through drug and rehab resources.
      An intervention is, as you may know, where all of the people who are affected by his drug use, sit in one room. Each person has a piece of paper where they have written down how this person's behavior has hurt/affected them. A boss can say how it has hurt the workplace; a wife can say how it has affected their home/sex/intimate life; a child can say how it has affected the child/parent relationship and how frightened they are of the behavior. You get the idea.
      But don't expect him to change; it has to come from him. He only has to hear the truth, and then your part is done. You continue to love him, but don't make life easy for him. Don't fur lineh the pig pen is an old saying in drug rehab...don't excuse his behavior once an intervention is done. Everyone must state what they are willing to do to help but also what they are going to stop doing for him if he continues destroying himself. Always speak with love! The wife must be ready to leave if that is the option she chooses. No one must say they will do something and then back down.
      Users are King-babies...they want everyone to think they are in charge, but they truly need everyone to continue to use their drugs. No one can be an addict without help. Helpers are called enablers.
      A good resource is Al-anon; you'll hear the stories there that will help you understand this disease; substitue the word drugs when you hear alcohol....alcohol IS a drug!
      All who love him should read a good book such as "Co-dependent No More" an old book but one of the best for family of users.
      Good luck..

  32. QUESTION:
    How do I detox chemicals from my body?
    I have been exposed, for the last six months, to chemicals from my shower... A new water heater was put in and caused the water to smell like "bug spray", the apartment complex didn't believe me nor did they give me a means to test it... Since I couldn't afford it, I couldn't buy a quality shower filter... At this point, it seems that my body may be at a threshold. Even touching the water, I feel sick... Any suggestions?
    I also react to things with rashes to my skin... I now have increased sensitivity.

    • ANSWER:
      Wow! I hope they've fixed it by now!! O_O

      First step is to stop putting anymore toxins into your body, especially the bad water. Avoid anything that could tax your liver - caffiene, alcohol, sugar, food preservative, chemicals and any meds, including pain killers and supplements (unless instructed otherwise by a doctor). Switching cleaning products can also help, don't use any skin care products that contain parabens or SLS, and use natural cleaners in your home (baking soda, vinegar, hydrogen peroxide, etc). Open the windows whenever it's mild out, even if not for long, to air your home out too.

      That's what to avoid, now what to take. Eat plenty of fruits and vegetables, this should make up most of your diet. Drink only water (clean!), herbal teas or fresh juices you make yourself (juice from the store contains preservative). Meat and dairy is best when organic. Take milk thistle, as a tea or a pill, whichever is easier. Drink fresh lemon juice in water once a day in the morning, or with every meal, and eat lots of root vegetables like beets and carrots. Make sure you are 'regular', this is your body's main way of expelling toxins so you should go everyday. If you aren't, eat more fruit or take aloe vera to help move things along.

      It may be a week or two before you see definite results, but stick with it. The first day or two you might have a headache or feel fatigued, just get as much sleep as you want and try to avoid taking pain killers

  33. QUESTION:
    Am planning to do a home Alcohol detox, what's the name of the drug used to help with any side effects?
    I'm in the UK(May be dif in US)
    Have been seeing a Therapist since my failed detox but feel I'm getting the support I need to succeed!:-) and will feel great if I can do it!
    Just thought I'd ask so my Doc knows I'm serious and have researched it

    • ANSWER:
      Librium is the medication prescribed for alcohol detox. Valium is inappropriate and I have never seen it given to someone detoxing as it is highly addictive.
      Librium reduces the chance of having DTs and other undesirable side effects (like anxiety). If you are a heavy drinker, it may not be safe to detox at home. Alcohol detox can cause seizures and coma--and working in the hospital I have seen it. When you talk with your Dr., be honest about the amount of alcohol you use so that you can have a safe detox. Good luck!

  34. QUESTION:
    If i put bleach in a drug test will it help me pass?
    It's an at home drug test that only testes for THC and all you have to do is pee in the cup and put the cap on and wait. If i go and pee and put a little bleach in it will it work and help me pass?

    • ANSWER:
      LMAO! no! your better off putting rubbing alcohol but even that wudnt help you you should have bought the detox kit 1week in advanced cvs 35$

  35. QUESTION:
    My wife has now entered detox after a long relationship with alcohol?
    and I have our daughters with me they are both 11 years old, while she is there. Our son who is 26 years has a problem with alcohol and lives with his mother. I have made it clear to him that he would pose a risk, while he continues to drink at home.

    I have offered him to stay with me but he has refused. Whatever way I turn with him he wants to make it difficult for me. I need help what to do?

    • ANSWER:
      it looks like your son is being selfish and as you probably know most people with addictions are. your son should be standing on his own 2 feet now and looking for his own place. once your wife has started her recovery then i think she will need to give him an ultimatum. stop the booze or move out.
      you should have a word about this to her councillor in order that she has a safe place to return to. also make sure you find time for yourself, living with an addict in your life is extremely difficult. it wont be a miracle cure after a spell in rehab. it gets harder for the people around her before it gets easier, so take as much help as you can get.....good luck with everything

  36. QUESTION:
    To those with mental illness: Do you have problems with alcohol and drug abuse in your family?
    Do you get concerned about yourself?

    Do you ever think about drinking to change your mood? What stops you?

    • ANSWER:
      1. Yes. My father's side has an alcoholic or two in the distant relatives but my mother's side of the family? ALBINO-Drug Addicted-WHITE TRASH.

      I'm actually ashamed FOR my father that he had such low standards as to "hit" that...

      My mother's side of the family only has one or two "Good" people... Out of the WHOLE family... The rest are drug/alcohol and/or mentally ill sacks of human waste that should be expunged from the planet for the good of the species.

      My mother got hooked on booze and, more importantly, opiate medications because of a legitimate illness... She was in a HORRIBLE accident (documented) when she was 21 that put her in to a coma for 3 or 4 months and she broke many many bones and sustained internal injury... The long term effects left her with serious and, at the beginning, legitimate pain management issues...

      After she started to be mobile again, she met my father and started to build a life... Unfortunately, they liked to party because my father was like 5 years younger than she was so he was in his "19 and stupid" phase while she wanted to start a family... She smoked a LOT of weed... She did a lot of acid... She did Ecstasy... (Which sure as hell didn't help her innate, biologically inherited mental illness...)

      She got hooked on her pain pills... Opiate addiction leads to the brain MAKING MORE PAIN to encourage the body to take more pills...

      She physically, verbally, and mentally abused me and caused me to develop Borderline Personality Disorder, PDSD, Depression, and Anxiety...

      2. I KNOW that if I let myself, I could easily become an alcoholic... When I do drink, I tend to not be able to drink "A Few" then go home... When I start to drink, I want to drink to excess... So even though I don't "Crave" booze, I know that if I were to allow myself to start to drink more than "Special Occasions", I could develop a momentum... I also know that I enjoy opiate pain medications...

      I have a hip condition that I inherited from my father's side of the family so I have a genetic pain management issue that has jacked up my life since the age of 10 when I had my first surgery...

      I was stuffed full of opiates to keep me quiet and I learned to like them.

      I was young enough, yet had to grow up so fast, that I learned early on that Addiction is a HORRIBLE THING...

      That knowledge alone has kept me sober my whole life so far.

      I just know that if I EVER let myself run wild, I would start doing opiates, drinking, hell... I'd do shrooms and meth and anything I can get my hands on... But I just don't allow myself to do those things because of the memory of what a sack of human filth my own mother was...

      I don't want to get knocked up, hooked on drugs/alcohol, and BECOME HER!

      Well, let me amend that statement... I did potentially addictive drugs in high school and college but I appear to have inherited more of the "Self Control" genes from my father than the addictive biology from my mother...

      I did acid, smoked copious amounts of weed, drank at parties, did A LOT of Cough Syrup...

      But I was biologically and mentally able to say "No... I'm done... I have more important things to focus on! That test won't get taken without me! or I have to go to work!"

      BUT... I know I LIKED drugs/alcohol...

      I know that though I seem to be able to walk away from a bong or bottle without the Psychological Dependancy that my mother had, I know that if I ALLOWED myself to run wild, I would just WANT to do drugs to the point where I wouldn't want to stop...

      But I know that if I ever went nuts and did drugs, if I was stopped by, say, the cops, I would detox and be able to walk away without the psychological addictions and cravings that my mother had.

      I will admit that I am addicted to food... I'm fat and disabled so I can't exercise without a LOT of pain and I eat when I get depressed...

      but other than that, I'm not even a smoker anymore... And I stopped smoking weed when I was 26 and it activated the neurological pathways for my anxiety disorder to blossom...

      It is complicated and hard to describe to others since there is no distinction in the "Average" person between Addiction and Dependance.

      I may become dependent upon a drug but after I detox, I am not Addicted and CRAVING it like the addict that has been 10 times in to rehab and just can't quit.

      I don't take advantage or push this distinction because I never know if I may push my luck and activate my biological addiction pathways in the brain and spin out of control.

      3. Yes, I think about it all the time... Every few months I like to take a friday night and just get trashed... If I don't get intoxicated to de-stress, my whole body gets thrown out of wack and I stop healing and my pain threshold drops...

      I don't do it often and I CONTROL MYSELF to once a month or LESS with iron fisted control due to my worry about dependancy and/or addiction.

      If you really want to know more about mental illness and addiction, read "Cracked" By Doctor Drew Pinsky.

      Cracked: Life on the Edge in a Rehab Clinic
      http://www.amazon.com/Cracked-Life-Edge-Rehab-Clinic/dp/0060096551/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1270610135&sr=8-1

      You can find it in used bookstores or at major retailers like Barns & Noble. (use the address www.bn.com/entertainment for 10% (or more) off any order thanks to the Entertainment Book special web address...)

  37. QUESTION:
    What vegies will give me the most nutrients?
    I am desperately trying to lose weight in the next three weeks but have very little money. Im planning to eat mostly fruit & veg and I just wanted to know which fruit and veg should I eat to get the most nutrients and goodness while Im eating very little meat and carbs. I am very worried about not getting enough iron in particular.

    • ANSWER:
      It is absolutely impossible to get a vitamin or mineral deficiently in just a three week period.

      Greeny leafy vegetables – kale, spinach, chard etc...contain iron.

      http://www.vrg.org/nutrition/iron.htm

      Carrots are exceptionally good for you but hard to chew on. I get round this by having juice instead. I have consumed 2 kilos worth of carrots today, by making and drinking 2 litres of fresh raw carrot juice.

      Use the vegetables to make home-made soup. Very filling and nourishing. Very basic, put cut up vegetables into pot, add water (or vegetable stock) season with herbs, boil until veggies soft. Remove from heat and mash or put through blender.

      During this weight-loss period, avoid all fizzy sodas, alcohol, caffeine, shop-brought juices and sports drinks. Also avoid animal flesh, cheese and all other dairy, grains, cereals and supermarket breads.

      Drink plenty of pure filtered water. Water helps to curb your appetite, by filling you up (drink 10 mins prior to meal, not with the meal) it also helps you to lose weight by flushing out toxins. Many people are actually overweight due to stored toxins.

      Also a 30 minute brisk walk everyday will assist with the weight loss.

      You won't lose THAT much in only 3 weeks but it is a start.

      You may also feel "off" in the first few days, due to your body detoxing. This will pass in a few days. If you get a headache, try not to take medication because you will only then have to re-detox it out of your system.

      .

  38. QUESTION:
    How long does it take for liver damage from alcoholism to occur?
    If a person drinks an average of 6 beers a day. Is it 10 years, 20 years? I'm doing research for a class and need to know a bit of information

    Thanks

    • ANSWER:
      This depends on a lot of factors, first thing is that the person that says they drink 6 beers a day really drinks 12 or more.

      Different people react differently to alcohol or "ETOH". and another factor is if they have had hepatitis expecially hepatitis C. You take alcohol and add hep.c you are asking for trouble, those people get scanned every month or so and when the hepatocellular cancer shows up then you treat the cancer. Unfortunatly liver cancer has a poor prognosis.

      different people will have different tolerances, those that have been drinking heavy for years that arent in liver failure probably go to detox and then rehab half of the time when they run out of money to buy their booze. The detox drugs are pretty good, and then a few weeks in rehab their liver will recover somewhat, then after the 21 day rehab they go out and drink on the way home (if they have a home)

      It isnt the alcohol that causes all of the brain damage, it is the liver, you get high ammonia levels and that is what fries your brain, one day you might be fine, then next day you could be yellow and be totally disoriented sometimes for good. rendering the person a vegetable. A lot of those with liver failure have enlarged abdomens called ascites they might have 5-10 gallons in there. sometimes you can tapp it sometimes you cant.

      Those that drink should not go off cold turkey, the only drug that can kill you going off of without medical help is alcohol!!! heroin, cocaine, pot, meth, you will be darn uncomfortable withdrawaling from them but it wont kill you.

      Alcohol has destroyed so many lives it is un real, there is so much money that goes just to treat those being drunk, then withdraw, then rehab, then their check comes and it starts all over again. When someone is presented to an ER drunk we have to admit them, we get some guys that do this every few weeks. They are never employed and never have insurance. Sometimes their wives need a break and she just dumps them off at the ER.

      The person that drinks 6 beers a day needs to examine why he does this, it might be dual diagnosis, which means they are trying to treat an underlying (and usually treatable) mental condition with booze. Others drink because they are retired and bored, others drink because they are with the buddies every evening at the bar and drink because everyone is.

      Those that drink that much may have risky behaviors that may expose them to hepatitis C, I think hep C is worse than AIDS. I have seen many more die from etoh and hepc than aides.

      this is probably more than what you needed to know and if we can scare the *&^%$ out of someone then cool.

      6 beers a day, for so many years, it is just so individual!!!!!!!!!

      A drink here or there is fine but if a person EVER had an addiction issue they shouldnt even smell the fumes of the e85 at the gas station!!

  39. QUESTION:
    what products can be used to pass a urine drug test and really works?
    Need a good job and dont want to spend money and fail. Please help the economy is tough without a good job. Thank you.

    • ANSWER:
      1. Clean friend’s urine. But be shure its clean !!!!!!!!!!!!! alot medication (Contac,Alka-Seltzer,Amoxicillin ,most prescription pain medications, ect ) have caused many tests to come up as a false positive, which is why you will need to know everything that your friend has consumed. So..use home drug test panel kit and check (12 panel for 100%)
      Most drug testing companies will provide a test that checks for five categories. These five categories include:

      · Cocaine – Includes Cocaine, Crack and Benzoylecognine
      · Cannabinoids – Includes Marijuana and Hash
      · Amphetamines – Includes Speed, Methamphetamines and amphetamines
      · Opiates – Includes Heroin, Opium, Codeine and Morphine
      · Phencyclidine – PCP (5 panel home test kit)
      But they can test for additional drugs such as:

      · Barbiturates – Including Phenobarbital, Scorbarbitol and Butalbital
      · Hydrocodone – Including Vicodin and Lortab
      · Benzodiazepines – Includes Valium, Xanax, Librium, Serax and Rohypnol
      · Methadone
      · Propoxyphene – Includes Darvon compounds
      · Ethanol – Known as Alcohol
      · MDMA or Ecstasy

      2. Natural clean.
      Allot relies on your height,weight,physical activity,eating habits,etc..
      Usually Cannabis detection time for single use-2-3 days, habitual use- up to 12 weeks

      For urine testing this will help.
      Exercising alot,but stop 3-4 days before the test so you aren't still breaking down fat and releasing stored THC.Eat a high fiber diet ( makes the metabolites cling to the fiber and send it out), red meat, proteins,daily multi vitamin,vitamin b-12 helps add creatine to the body if you must dilute.Stay very good hydrated. And 1-2 days before, test yourself. Use the first pee of the day. That is when your urine will have the highest concentration of THC metabolites.(1 panel THC home test kit from any walgreens or CVS ).
      3. Detox
      Is no absolutely 100% effective method (many don't work or you may fail the adulteration test because of this).So.. test yourself after using some system/detox make sure it is work for you.
      Check the site called drugtestfriend.com ,they have a phone consultation and will tell you truthfully if you need help.I use them from a long long time and they help me to keep my lifestyle and to passed with no problem.

  40. QUESTION:
    Is time spent drunk any more productive or healthy than time spent high on cannabis?
    Most people against cannabis cite the pointlessness of recreational drug use, but to me intoxication is pointless under both of those drugs. At least most people who smoke cannabis don't get into fist fights and wreck their car on the way home from the party.

    • ANSWER:
      No. I volunteer in a psych/detox hospital. Nobody has ever come through for marijuana, and nobody ever will. Over half are there for alcohol.

  41. QUESTION:
    What are the treatments for the teenagers who are abusing drugs and alcohol? and why it is a serious problem?
    Actually, this is a survey, so I need it on my thesis. can you answer this question? I'd appreciate it if you do. thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      Treatments vary, but the available ones include;
      inpatient detox & counseling-usually 30+ days
      outpatient counseling
      long term recovery homes (stays of 6 months + are within normal range)
      Short term (72 hours) psych holds for being harmful to self or others
      12 step recovery programs;AA, CA, NA, etc.

      As for why it is a serious problem,...
      1. teens can become addicted at a much faster rate than adults
      2. teen brain chemistry is not fully developed
      3. rampant depression made worse by drug abuse (lets face it---most teenagers are a bit manic depressive in their behavior
      4. Growing acceptance of drug use/abuse-particularly club drugs
      5. inherent dangers of using drugs that were not developed in a legitimate lab.
      6. lowered inhibitions make for more "social problems" like teen pregnancy, violence and suicide,...
      7. Common denial associated with teen drug abuse (The "I am not an addict" mentality) that most teen abusers have-they seem to think that just because they only do a little bit at clubs or parties, or that they only do harmless drugs like weed, or that true addicts inject their drugs, makes them immune to addiction. (Picture an ostrich with its head in the sand)
      8. the most obvious one; Intoxicated driving kills, maims, etc.

  42. QUESTION:
    How do I cope with my alcoholic father?
    I'm 14 years old, and my father is an alcoholic. Today he came home so drunk, after he lied to me saying he was going to work for a bit. My parents keep on fighting. He's smashed sleeping on the couch. It wouldn't be so bad if it didn't happen all the time. But it does. Almost everyday. There's no end to this. He will be good and sober for a few months but then he will fall into a cycle of being drunk every night. He went to AA for 2 years when I was born, then after my parents wedding he began drinking again. It really spiraled out of control when his sister passed away. That was over 10 years ago. I don't know what to do anymore. He used to be my hero, now i can't even look at him. I needed his help with homework for the last week but he hasn't been sober enough to help. Now my mom is talking about divorce. I don't know how to get through to him, or how I can make him realize how much he is hurting all of us. Please help.

    • ANSWER:
      I am so sorry to hear of your situation.

      I urge you to talk to your mum and school councillor.

      My husband was an alcoholic...

      Alcoholics will go to great lengths to justify their drinking -even if they know they are hurting the people who love them. They find it hard (impossible?) to see a life without alcohol, so refuse to even consider the idea...usually until it's too late. An alcoholic must really, really WANT to stop drinking.

      I am going to tell you my husbands story...it may not be relevant to you, but it might help you to see a little light.

      When we met, I knew he liked a drink. I was not a problem then, but as time went on his drinking stated to ge heavier and heavier.

      He was a mean, miserable drunk, and we argued. All the time.

      He lost his job..and he stated to drink even more.

      I would plead with him to stop. He would, for a little while...but then it would creep back up.

      Eventually I had enough. I decided I was going to leave him. He nearly fell over when I told him I was looking for somewhere else to live.

      He pleaded for me to stay. I gave him one last chance, on condition he got help.

      HE DID!!!

      He visited his GP who calculated that he was drinking more than 40 units of alcohol A DAY...government guideline are 20 ish per week. His GP told him he must NOT stop drinking as his body would go in to shock if he didn't keep up his alcohol levels!

      He was referred for blood tests and psych tests. Then he was sent to the local drug and alcohol service. He was given a medicated home detox. I had to take time off work while he did it as he was strictly forbidden to be alone...i even had to stand outside when he went to the bathroom! A specialist nurse visited everyday to breathalyse him.

      For the first 3 days he was HEAVILY sedated. This was to allow his body to process the alcohol in his system, without causing him too much discomfort. Then the sedatives were slowly reduced.

      That helped with the PHYSICAL addition...he now had to deal with the mental issues, like why he drank.

      It's now nearly 2 years since he had an alcoholic drink...and I am very very proud of him!

      So you see, it IS possible for him to stop drinking...but I am sad to say that it must be his decision!

      I you hink it I'll help ask your mum to help you talk to him, angle him know how you feel, and how much it hurts that he continues to drink. Just be prepared for him to make excuses, and continue to drink.

      Go online and find as much information as you can about the different organisation that operate in your area such as AA ( for yiur dad )and ALATEEN ( for you and your mum )etc. etc. etc.

      Message me if you would like.

      Hope this helped a little!

  43. QUESTION:
    What can we do for our country to help our economic standing in the world?
    I think we should use less gasoline(petro in England). There are others. What do you think?
    I like Tim Fries' idea of keeping energy money in the country.
    I agree with 1,5 and 6, completely, also 3 and 4. Big agreement on 6. Thank you for answers.

    • ANSWER:
      In my opinion...

      First, we need to develop a real energy policy that keeps our money within the country. When you consider how much money you spend on any single item or good, try to think about how much of that cost is related to energy, especially oil. We already spend more than 0-Billion on importing oil for our automobiles; but, if you think about all the stuff we import from China or other parts of the world a lot of that product cost is oil related as well... transportation of the product, workers, material costs, fertilizers and on and on - most of the cost of any good is energy related. Our trade deficit with China is only about -Billion a month - and again a lot of that money is going through China to oil producers. Even if we did end up paying more for hydrogen or whatever other fuel source, it wouldn't be that big of a problem in the long run because that money would be kept inside the country and would have a "money multiplier" affect, because it will keep changing hands and creating more wealth domestically. Shipping it out our cash to countries, especially ones that hate us, is bad policy.

      Secondly, we need to get on board with a universal healthcare system that provides a minimum level of healthcare service and then allow people to purchase supplemental. Of the top 30 industrialized nations, the US is the only country in the world that doesn't have universal care. Not only do the citizens of these other countries live longer than we do, but they only spend about 8% of their GDP as opposed to the 16% we spend. Additionally, this will allow for greater freedom of employees to pursue more profitable jobs and take entrepreneurial risks that will in turn lead to growth in our production/efficiency and it will put employers on more of an equal footing.

      Third, I'm in my mid-30's... so I think people of my generation and younger need to have their social security benefits pushed back. If we are going to be living into the 80's, 90's and beyond we need face facts and work longer also, we should cap the amount that someone can put in a tax havens as IRA's... it shouldn't be for millions and millions and millions of dollars.

      Fourth, we should stop the "drug war"... Put in penalties for providing drugs to minors and let it be taxed and regulated like alcohol. The prison/police/dea/attorneys/judges are costing more than 0 Billion a year in taxes and all it has done is create a black market for the goods, which are in ready supply despite all the effort, and allowed gangs and drug lords to prosper. People who make money off the system always talk about dangerous criminals, but the truth is that some crackhead isn't going to break into your house, steal your car, or commit other crimes to get money if drugs are cheap. I'd much rather hand an addict a giant bag of meth and let them commit suicide with it than have them break into my home, all we need to do is make sure that everyone is informed of the risks - a consumer given perfect information makes perfect decisions for themselves. We can put a tax on the drugs and pay for rehab/detox for anyone who want to go.

      Fifth, we should consider establishing a tariff on imported goods from countries that don't have the same health and welfare standards that we have. US manufacturing, and now other fields as well, can't compete against Chinese and other employees when their countries don't require their companies not to pollute, have a minimum wage, social security, and so forth. It just doesn't make sense to require US employers to follow those rules in the US, if we are going to let them avoid them by exporting the jobs... If this is done it should be on a gradual scale based on levels of domestic unemployment.

      Sixth, I would stop corporations and unions from donating to elected officials and set a 60-day moratorium on Super PAC (independent expenditure) advertisements in campaigns before each election. We are already absorbing the cost of what unions and corporations are doing now through union dues and increased prices in goods and services - let's cut out the middle man, as it were and free our elected officials up to make decisions based on information, not fear that some group is going to come along and pour millions of dollars against them in some trumped up ad campaign; if voters want the information they can find the information on a candidate's website and each state should have their Secretary of State create a clearing house for that information as well as a portal to receive and report campaign contributions...

      There are many other things, but these big ones could be real game changers...

  44. QUESTION:
    How to pass random drug tests and still smoke ganja?
    I love to smoke the ganj. I cannot help it. I don't want to hear any criticism but I have random drug testing at my work which gives me no time to clean my system and I don't want to have to quit smoking or my job. I work in a freezer so I'm not sure if putting synthetic urine under my nut sack will work. Does anybody know a way to always stay clean and smoke weed or am I gonna have to live a lame stressful life like everybody else?

    • ANSWER:
      Invest in small digital thermometer & hand warmers and start practice with some warm water/ your urine maintaining the right temp .. you may consider using a money belt and hand warmers or check the temp under your sack before and after shift . In general human urine comes out of the body at 37 degrees C/ or 98.6 F and most places accept a 91-99 F temp range. Better use clean friend not synthetic (some brands are detectable) its good for 7-8 hours room temp, a week refrigerated and for 2-3 monts in the freezer (keep it in an air tight container). Also check out this web drugtestfriend I use a hair program ( my company hair test randomly + test before every major project i consult for) and you can call ahead of time for free consultation or info.they cover urine 7 saliva tests also. If you need to use same day detox i recommend gnc herbal clean q carbo (pick one made for your body size and level of usage ) to insure your chances of success with Q or any detox..proper hydration (all detoxes directions listed drinking allot of water days prior ) and 2-3 or more days abstains .
      Other then this is your lifestyle and the key to keep thc levels low (or body detoxification) is physical activity, proper hydration and good nutritional intake ... Im on the heavy side (genetically), daily smoker and if I need to I can clean down for urine test in 7 days ....but I exercise at least 2 hours /3 times per week ( not only for fat burning but this affects the metabolic rate /resting metabolic rate ) , invest in good daily multivitamins and supplements (at least) ,drink allot of water (minimum daily amount is half of your body weight in ounces ,for example 60 oz daily if you are 120 lb ) and bunch of thc home test & S.V.T. test strips . So when I need to clean down (btw even hair tested i still do this before every test ... just in case if they decide to run urine check ) I increase the water intake, increase and concentrate on fat burning daily for 5-6 days (high- and low-intensity exercises ... low- can be sustained for longer and burns a higher % of fat from total, high- "afterburn" effect and less time if you have a limited workout window) , skip to vitamins B3, B12 and C (helps for fat burning, creatinine and C is antioxidant ) , cut the bad carbs (sweets, soda,alcohol,etc..) and limit the fat foods ... lay back for 1-2 days (time for any restored in the past days to get out also afterburn can last anywhere from 15 minutes to 12 and more hours) and some home testing.

  45. QUESTION:
    I am detoxing from alcohol today?
    Anyone know any home remedies that helps stop the jitters?

    • ANSWER:
      First off, congratulations for WANTING to quit drinking!!

      For the most part, when you deal with withdrawal, you'll just have to tough it out, but there are some things that can help cleanse out the toxins and may help to minimize some of the effects of withdrawal...
      Drinking water will help to detox, and taking some supplements that work as cleansers may help as well. Specifically, Apple Cider Vinegar, Green Tea (decaffeinated), Chlorophyll (fantastic cleanser), and even good amounts of fiber and water helps some people (although it's not very comfortable for the lower level of detoxification you get).

      All that being said, it's likely that the symptoms should stop relatively shortly after your last drink (it's never as long as it feels like it is). Your neurotransmitters don't take too terribly long to scream for something they are addicted to after you stop.
      Another important thing to note is that no matter how bad it gets, taking more of the poison (and yes, alcohol is a poison) will only make the withdrawal last longer and will be harder on you in the long run. Good luck, and congrats again!

  46. QUESTION:
    what do you think would happen if EVERYONE?
    totally stopped drinking alcohol completely. Personally: I think our Justice system would DECRIMINALIZE drunken driving, drinking age would be lowered and anything else needed to get people drinking again, there is a hell of a lot of money involved.

    • ANSWER:
      I assume that you mean that everyone voluntarily decided to stop drinking.
      1-The world would be a very interesting place while lots of people went through voluntary detox.
      2-The industry would spend all that they could afford to convince people of the healthful effects of their various products
      3-Alcohol engines would get a big growth spurt. Cars, generators, heck, whole power plants might be run off of it instead of gas or coal.
      4-Bars would go out of business
      5-Many restaurants would give up- it's their profit margin
      6-New Orleans would totally re-create iself, as would many other places that depend on happy (slightly drunk) people, especially casinos, they would put an incredible amount of capital into figuring out how to make people feel relaxed and happy about losing money.
      7-Once the world has adjusted, laws against producing it at home might be repealed, making it possible to produce your own energy.
      In short, the world economy would go through a massive reorganization. It wouldn't be pretty, but, in the end, it could work out just fine.
      But, what are the chances?

  47. QUESTION:
    has anyone got any information about detoxing from alcohol at home?
    i have a friend that has drank for most of his adult life and he refuses to get help from anyone but me. i am trying to make him some kind of plan to help him to do this thing at home on his own9 with my help of course. i am convincied that if he trys this that maybe he will decied that maybe he does need to get outside help. he is very scared and thinks that he might die if he goes to rehab or detox is there any thing out there tat you can do at home to help .

    • ANSWER:
      if it's a serious detox than he needs to be under medical supervision. things can go horribly wrong so fast when someone is going through that kind of emotional and physical stress which is why at rehab detoxing patients are monitored 24/7. Unfortunately I can't think of any other options other than for him to go to a certified rehab facility. Maybe someone else will have some good ideas though. Good luck to you both.

  48. QUESTION:
    My liver is getting bigger and hurting more every day, what else will happen to me?

    Im 51, haven't had alcohol for 3.5 years. I have Hep. -C from the military.
    My penis is too large to fall off.
    Baa Baa, no, its not a joke, i was referring to the 1st joker.
    Thanks for the info. I just had an operation for Diverticulitis. I still owe them tons of money i don't have.
    In my mind, i cant go back there because i owe them money.

    • ANSWER:
      You have gotten excellent advice from Baa Baa but I think that you should be aware that there are conditions under which hepatitis C (HCV) might be covered by VA, This is especially important if you have only had one of the two diverticulitis surgeries, as well as needing treatment for the HVC.
      http://www.hcvets.com/

      You can find a location near your home at the site below. Are you an enrolled veteran? If you are there may still be a co-payment. You will need to discuss this at a VA Health Center. You may also be able to open a claim for disability compensation.
      http://www2.va.gov/directory/guide/division.asp?dnum=1
      https://iris.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/596/related/1/session/L2F2LzEvdGltZS8xMjk5MDA5NzQyL3NpZC8tQUFRaFNuaw%3D%3D

      There doesn't seem to be a relationship between HCV and Diverticulitis. But you know that you probably need to make dietary adjustments to increase your fiber intake.

      You also need to make other lifestyle changes over and above not drinking any alcohol. According to one source "The protocol incorporates lifestyle change, and implements healthy diet, body cleansing, exercises and different traditional and natural therapies"

      I realize that no medical condition we can have which makes it easy to smile about the tensions of life but the less you stress your body, the easier it will be for your medical conditions. Smiling is a good start and being able to laugh is even better.

      There is no vaccine for Hep C but if you have you can take Milk Thistle an herb which will stimulate the liver in a positive way. We have used Silymarin or Silyburn marianum for medication detox in a few instances. There is anecdotal support for taking both Milk Thistle and Schizandra berries in combination to support liver health. The thing is, this therapy is usually done alone with Interferon and Ribavirin treatment.

      Left untreated, hep C will probably result in cirrhosis of the liver, it may already be happening. If you have not already contacted the Veterans Administration about your HVC, I suggest you do so because one possible treatment is Interferon and Ribavirin if other treatments have failed. Pegylated alpha Interferon and Ribavirin therapy is not cheap but it may be an option for you through VA, it will be worth the effort to at least check out your limited options.
      http://www.medpagetoday.com/Gastroenterology/Hepatitis/14501

      You can read more at the NIH website:
      http://digestive.niddk.nih.gov/ddiseases/pubs/chronichepc/

      Obviously if your liver continues to enlarge the inflammation caused by the Hep C and is not treated allowing cirrhosis (liver failure or liver cancer) to develop, your prognosis will be considerably bleaker.

      Please find online VA support should you file a claim and have it denied. There are veterans organizations which might be able to help you file and appeal (if the latter is necessary)

      Do not delay - the pain is telling you something serious.
      Oh yes, work out a repayment play with the hospital - they are usually willing to do so despite the way they talk to you.

      Best Wishes

  49. QUESTION:
    Do body wraps really give good results?
    If they do, which ones are best? At-home kits or at the spa. I know that at the spa would sound better but at-home kits have their pros too-privacy, less expensive, saves you visits to the spa all the time. And I know that at the spa would be good cus it's a more professional approach to it.

    But, does it really work? I would like some input on people who've tried it at a spa and who've tried it at home. Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      I am a big fan of Moor mud wraps. Moor mud is made from dense planes flooded by glaciers, the mud is one of the most mineral and vitamin rich compounds your can find. Google it. Anyway, I get them every month or so, and afterwords I feel amazing! I have chronic back pain and it has helped with that immensely. The Moor mud is great for detox too, I find that in the days afterwords my digestion and over-all body function is a lot smoother and I just feel so energized. I happen to be an esthetician so i perform this service as well as receive them, but to save money you could try doing it at home. Buy the mud online then paint it on your body with a body brush, wrap yourself up in some sheets and blankets. You want to be very very warm so that you start to sweat. Relax in your warm cacoon in the mud for about 30 minutes then rinse it off with warm water. Be sure to drink a lot of water afterwords to flush out toxins, and avoid alcohol.
      It's more relaxing to have it done in a spa, and it helps the process if after the mud is removed you can have a light massage ( I mean very light, too much and you will feel sick). I've done it at home once and didn't like it as much as when I get them at a Spa.

  50. QUESTION:
    does anyone know about alcohol detox and the side effects?
    does anyone know about alcohol detox and the side effects it has on the body. and what happens after they have left the clinic, will it be stessfull to come straight back home with 3 young children, ways of coping with living with someone after alcohol detox come on somebody must have gone through the same as iam going through at the moment. thanks

    • ANSWER:
      Delirium tremors in the past,had to be medicated with Librium.I am sure things have changed and it is not as traumatic.Alcoholism is a disease.There is no cure.Only remission.You as well as your loved one should go to AA meetings regularly.They need to stay busy,keep their mind focused on positive things,get a job.Al-anon is for the loved ones of alcoholics.Good Luck,you have a difficult journey and it won't be easy,you will need your higher power.


home alcohol detox

Foot Pads Detox

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    Do detox foot pads decrease the effectiveness of corticosteriod injections given for osteoporosis or arthriti?
    i had injections to both knees for the pain of arthritis, and am using detox foot pads to detox my body. Then i wondered if the foot pad might possibly remove the pain releiving properties in the steriod medications.

    • ANSWER:
      Detox pads remove nothing except money from your wallet. I saw an ad for them and can't believe anybody fell for it.

      There will be no effect with regard to your arthritis, because there is no effect. Period.

  2. QUESTION:
    How do those foot detox pads work? And do they actually detoxify your body of harmful stuff?
    What is that black junk that appears on the foot pads after wearing them overnight? Is that just dirt from the bottom of your feet or is it some chemical reaction that appears on the surface of the pad so it appears as if it came from your body?

    • ANSWER:
      Its junk. The reason they turn black is becuase a mixture of vingar and salts are inside of them and it reacts to the oils in your body.

      They are a waste of money, look them up on MSN webpage, they did a study of them.

  3. QUESTION:
    I have heard many positive things concerning the body cleansing detox foot pads and pills. thoughts?
    I have heard many positive things about the detox feet pads and pills . What are others peoples thoughts?

    • ANSWER:
      I think its snake oil.

  4. QUESTION:
    What is the best detox for body cleansing?
    What is the best detox for body cleansing? Was thinking of the drinks or the foot pads... Any suggestions?

    • ANSWER:
      Great post! I totally understand how you feel. I'm also trying to lose weight and I found this great product which is working for me (it's all 100% natural - a colon cleanse that was really gentle on my body. I feel so good and I lost 15 pounds). You can check the website at
      http://www.thin-diet-fun.us , I had a free trial and paid less than .00 shipping and handling. Best of luck!

  5. QUESTION:
    Is trhere a difference betwen kinoki and takara detox foot pads?
    What is the best brand for foot detox outthere and where to get them

    • ANSWER:
      I am in Nursing school and we just discussed an article on the foot pads...basically they are a bunch of crock...a product produced to make money on the nations ignorance of they physiology of the body. The bottom of your foot is one of the areas of your body that has the thickest skin...therefore toxins cannot be brought out by a pad ..... and even though they mostly say all natural...they are still chemicals...I would not by any means spend money on this worthless product....some may say they think it works...but then you have to take into consideration that if you think it will work...it will...a placebo type action...do some medical research..

  6. QUESTION:
    Detox Foot Pads and Numbness in the Lower Extremities?
    I would like to know if anyone has experienced numbness in their legs and feet after using detox foot pads.

    • ANSWER:
      My husband and I have been using them for a week now and have not experienced that. My foot that had the pad on it will be a little stiff when I first get up, but that is the only thing I have noticed. My husband hasn't had any problems.

  7. QUESTION:
    Kinoki Foot Detox Pads - Anyone get a recurring white spot?
    We are trying Kinoki foot pads, and on mine I have a white spot surrounded by the normal detox brown, is this indicative of yeast or ?? I am not interested in mole answers on how they are a "scam" thank you.

    • ANSWER:
      i've been using them too...but no white spots

  8. QUESTION:
    Kinoki Foot Detox Pads - Anyone get a recurring white spot?
    We are trying Kinoki foot pads, and on mine I have a white spot surrounded by the normal detox brown, is this indicative of yeast or ?? I am not interested in mole answers on how they are a "scam" thank you.

    • ANSWER:
      Might just be a reaction/allergy?

  9. QUESTION:
    I'd like to hear some personal stories about the ion foot cleanse. Anyone else try it?
    I've tried it as well as the foot detox pads - seems like somthing was happening and I know there is a lot of conflicting info about their efficacy (always is about alternative methods). I'd like to hear other personal experiances - What do you think? Any home products that would work as well(?) as the expensive units?

    • ANSWER:
      I tried it. The toxins flooded the water.

      Something was happening but I didn't feel different after the cleanse.

  10. QUESTION:
    when is it best to use detox foot pads after giving birth?
    i gave birth 3 weeks ago and have had some foot pads that draw out toxins from the body. i was told not to use them while i was pregnant but how long should i wait to use them after giving birth and will they cause an harm while i'm breast feeding?

    • ANSWER:
      Actually you never should. Several brands of those pads have shown to have lead in them. So better to be safe then sorry and not use them at all.

  11. QUESTION:
    Why shouldnt a nursing mother detox the body?
    Im currently having Brain Fog for the past weeks because of too much Vitamins and mineralS i WAS taking.I npw take Omega and a mix prenatal but my brain fog hasent gone away.I want to detox my body but Im still nursing my 16month old. Ive been thinking about using the foot pads but it says pregnant and nursing mothers should not use it.Why is this if its detoxing from the foot?

    • ANSWER:
      It's fake. Cannot detox the body this way. Do it naturally with plenty of water and real fiber from foods. Don't impact the nourishment of your child.

  12. QUESTION:
    What are the best type or brand of Detox foot pads on the market?
    Supposedly they are widely used in Japan and Japanese brand are the best. On line there are many brands and types, gold, silver, green tea(?) and they are very diverse in the pricing.Shuli pads are expensive and there are some on TV that are less money. Please , if you are in the health care profession and are experienced tell me if they do detoxify safely and which are the best. Many thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      They are a scam. There is tea hidden in the white pad. Water trapped by sweaty feet turns the pad brown. The FDA just released a warning about the safety of the substances found in some recently imported pads.

      The foot bath is comprised of metal that rusts when it comes in contact with ionic/charged water. It is also a scam.

      There is no medical research from Asia supporting these claims (as they report on the tv ads). It's a scam in Asia too!

  13. QUESTION:
    Has anyone used those detox pads you put on your feet at night? Any good?
    Just wandering. They seem too amazing. Why don't doctors recommend them? Or how about that Head on roll on headache stuff? There is so much crazy stuff out there. But I am really curious about those foot pads?

    • ANSWER:
      I spoke to a woman about two weeks ago who has been using them . She says that she has lost weight and never felt better .

      She has had to cut back on some of her meds on her doctors advice ....

      I'm probably going to get a box myself ...

  14. QUESTION:
    Will walking outside barefoot help detox your body?
    I was watching this add on T.V about detox foot pads. At first I thought it was ridiculous until I started learning about chakra energies. It would make sense that if you always wear socks,...and always wear shoes that your body toxins don't really have anywhere to escape to except in your socks or shoes. Most negative energy including in physical physics (ex. electricity) return to ground. That, for me, is only speculation though. Does anyone know that for sure?

    • ANSWER:
      Those patches you saw on tv are fakes. They contain a certain amount of black tea so that when your feet sweat a dark patch appears on the pad. It's a scam. (try it at home -- take a tea bag (black tea or Earl Grey, for example) and wet it, then let it sit for a few minutes and you will see the dark brown spots)

      I don't know about detoxing, but certainly walking barefoot would stimulate your senses (based on reflexology); plus it's natural and healthy, not to mention fun.

  15. QUESTION:
    what is a quick easy way to detox your body without the bad side effects?
    and don't say kinoki foot pads.

    • ANSWER:
      Honestly, drinking more water and eating foods with fiber. That's how the body naturally detoxes itself. Nature knows best!

  16. QUESTION:
    What is the substance in the de-tox foot pads that detoxifies your body and turns the pads dark?
    Does it really work? I saw something on a TV show that had a lady soaking her feet in a tub of water with something added to detox her body and it turned the water black after about 30 minutes. Snake Oil???? Or really possible?

    • ANSWER:
      They are a scam. There is tea hidden in the white pad. Water trapped by sweaty feet turns the pad brown. The FDA just released a warning about the safety of the substances found in some recently imported pads.

      The foot bath is comprised of metal that rusts when it comes in contact with ionic/charged water. It is also a scam.

  17. QUESTION:
    Can foot detox pads affect a foot tattoo?
    This might be a really stupid question but I was just wondering, I like to use those detox pads for your feet that remove toxins from your body and I was wondering if that could affect the way a foot tattoo looks. I'm getting my foot tattoo'd this week and know that there are supposed to be certain toxins in the inks that they use so I was just wondering if using those detox pads after I get my tattoo would affect it at all?

    • ANSWER:
      Honestly, those detox pads are a gimmick. Some chemical on the pad, absorbs your foot sweat. Then changes colors in response to the moisture.

      So, no the tattoo would not interfere with the foot pad.

  18. QUESTION:
    Can that foot pad really remove toxins from your body?
    The commercial says you put the pad on your feet and it turns black the next day due to toxins being removed. How is this even possible? Is this just hocus pocus bogus stuff like Head On?

    • ANSWER:
      I don't know about the foot pad but toxins can be released from your body via the skin. If you feel a need to detox a cheap way is a foot bath with a teaspoon of salt added in. Toxic wastes and where they come from can be determined by the colour of the water. Black residues are often indicative of liver detox. Yellow green colours; kidney, urinary tract and prostate/female organs.Orange; joints.Well that's what my mother told me.

      Looking up my anatomy textbook. The skin has three main types of glands; Sebaceous(secrete oil like substance(sebum) found in around your hair and face and lots more places), Sudoriferous (sweat) and Ceruminous(secrete cerumen(earwax)). There are two main types of sweat glands Eccrine(aka merocrine) and Apocrine.

      Eccrine glands are distrubuted thoughout the skin in most regions of the body espically the forehead, palms and soles. The 600ml (or so) of sweat released by the eccrine sweat glands contains water,ions, urea, uric acid, ammonia, amino acids, glucose and lactic acid.
      In short I think these kind of treatments work on speading up the secreation rate by increasing ion and molecule movements through the bilipid layer. The skin has a higher concentration of ions than the water around it so the ions move to be in the low concentration area. Thus dispelling toxins and small molecules at the same time.

      If thats too complex. The sole of the foot is made of thick skin.Toxins build up in the skin and the ions(salt) in the surrounding water attract the toxins drawing them out of the body.
      If that does not make sense ask me.

  19. QUESTION:
    how to make your own toxic removing food pads?
    I read in a magazine recently that you could make your own toxic removing foot pads. I can not remember what I was reading so I thought someone might have read it also. It was made from organic something from around the house like vinegar or somehting. They said it really worked. Does anyone know what it could be or how it is done?

    • ANSWER:
      you know that's crap right. the pads turn black by a chemical reaction, not by removing toxins. It's a scam.
      eating better and avoiding toxins is more effective, although there are detox diets that seem to be effective too. My bro is on a detox for mercury etc. it's a real pain.

  20. QUESTION:
    What are the instructions for the Detox Bath?
    I recently purchased the e-book The Detox Bath form the web page Pure Inside Out to see if it could help me with some health issues. Unfortunately, my computer crashed and some of my files were lost including this book. This happened before I could get around to read it and although I am dying to try this method, I am reluctant to pay the 30 dls for the e-book twice. So if anyone has read it or has the instructions for the Bath, I would greatly appreciate you helping me out.

    • ANSWER:
      It's shame you paid for it once, given it's a scam.

      From Wiki:
      "Certain approaches in alternative medicine claim to remove toxins from the body through herbal, electrical or electromagnetic treatments (such as the Aqua Detox treatment). These toxins are undefined and have no scientific basis, making the validity of such techniques questionable. There is no evidence for toxic accumulation in these cases, as the liver and kidneys automatically detoxify and excrete many toxic materials including metabolic wastes. Under this theory if toxins are too rapidly released without being safely eliminated (such as burning fat that stores toxins) they can damage the body and cause malaise. Therapies include contrast showers, detoxification foot pads, oil pulling, Gerson therapy, snake-stones, body cleansing, Scientology's Purification Rundown, water fasting, and metabolic therapy."
      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Detoxification

      I hope you find the instructions, but whatever you do, don't give the quacks another 30 bucks.

      "It's an irrational concept, yet an intriguing idea, that modern life so fills us with poisons from polluted air and food additives that we need to be periodically "cleaned out" ("detoxified"). Never mind that natural chemicals in our foods are thousands of times more potent than additives, or that most Americans are healthier, live longer, and can choose from the most healthful food supply ever available. -- Frances M. Berg, M.S.

      Real detoxification of foreign substances takes place in the liver, which modifies their chemical structure so they can be excreted by the kidneys which filter them from the blood into the urine. --Stephen Barrett, M.D.

      "Toxin" is classic pseudoscience terminology. --Ben Goldacre, M.D.

      "...these detox programs amount to a large quantity of excrement, both literally and figuratively.” --Peter Pressman, M.D.

  21. QUESTION:
    What's a natural good way to detox your body?
    I'm starting a new work out system next week and want to detox but without the outrageous expensive pills that usually make you sick to your stomach.
    lol Erica hmmmmmm not from alcohol. I'm talking about just detoxing your body to purify your body.

    • ANSWER:
      If you are open to alternative health methods, I have had success with a 1) vegetable juice fast (inexpensive), a 2) liver detox (fairly inexpensive, some supplements involved), and 3) detox pads (on the more expensive side).

      1) If you have access to a juicer, celery is great to juice for detox. I've used the following combination to great effect (celery, garlic clove, lemon, cayenne pepper, salt to taste). In my experience, 2-4 weeks max without solids without becoming extremely depleted.

      2) Dr Hulda Clark's (controversial figure due to some pretty aggressive claims) liver cleanse. Although I think some of her materials are hard to believe, I've had great results with her liver detox (she publishes it for free on her site). There are some supplements involved, but fairly inexpensive, and you don't have to buy them from her. The cool thing is, at the end you will pass stones from your liver, and feel amazing for about a week.

      3) Detox foot pads - there is quite a bit of skepticism on whether these work. You wear them on your feet and toxins come out onto the pads.. I'm not sure if it's not just the herbs changing colors (they claim to test them), but they are doing something, as I sleep great with them.

      Several years ago I did a hair analysis test, then did the combination above for 2 months, and a second hair analysis that showed a significant decreases in toxic levels (especially aluminum, mercury, & pcb's).

  22. QUESTION:
    Do the foot strips being advertised as pulling toxins out of your feet & onto the pads overnight work? ?
    Has anyone tried them. They are foot detox strips, is the best way I can describe them. Thank you!

    • ANSWER:
      No, they don't. All they do is empty your wallet and fill the bank account of the company owners. Honestly you can't leach anything out of the body that way. You can't do it by eating or drinking strange potions either. The process of removing true toxins is called chelation. It requires some nasty chemicals that can only be delivered in an IV, in the hospital, while you are closely monitored by doctors who specialize in that sort of thing. You aren't going to manage to suck anything out of your feet, that's for sure. So skip on all those promised "detox" specialties. That includes the fancy laxatives they sell as colon cleansers too. If you want to spend money on something that will actually keep you healthy, buy real food and eat it.

  23. QUESTION:
    Do Detox pads that you place under your feet when you go to sleep really work to remove toxins from the body?
    such as Body Pure Detox Pads etc..and the brand on TV?
    Is this a gimmick or is there some realness to it?

    • ANSWER:
      I LOVE being the dissenting voice here!!!!! As the body is able to take on toxins through the skin so it is able to release them through the skin!!! Sweating is an example as to how toxins are released!! Sweat is oderless UNLESS it is carrying another product such as a toxin -yet we all know what a sweaty person smells like!!!!!:-) The detox pads do just that but in an enhanced way with the ingredients in the pad!! I know of other cases besides myself who have had high levels of arsenic in the blood and used the pads to remove it !! I was tested after the use and my level was normal!! It takes a while but the results were there!! The pads can be tested as well for many of the toxins !!!

  24. QUESTION:
    Do Detox pads that you place under your feet when you go to sleep really work to remove toxins from the body?
    such as Body Pure Detox Pads etc..and the brand on TV?
    Is this a gimmick or is there some realness to it?

    • ANSWER:
      Scientifically-speaking, it seems impossible. How would the pad know which chemicals to "remove"? The skin on the feet is not permeable, so the pad would have to be able to break that permeability barrier. DMSO is a universal solvent, so this could be on the pad: but then you are just dissolving your feet. Not so good. Also, what would stop such a pad from taking toxins OUT, and not putting them in? And even if all of these problems were resolved, how long would it take for every toxin in your body to circulate down to your feet. Oh, and there are some substances that dont travel at all, what about those: the pad would never get to them.

      Besides, if it was that easy: why not use those pads to pull cancer cells out of the body? That would have been done if such pads actually did anything.

      I did say "scientifically-speaking".

      And

  25. QUESTION:
    Do Detox pads that you place under your feet when you go to sleep really work to remove toxins from the body?
    such as Body Pure Detox Pads etc..and the brand on TV?
    Is this a gimmick or is there some realness to it?

    • ANSWER:
      Skin is pretty waterproof (particularly the soles of the feet); otherwise you would leak all over the place; on the flip side; very little gets through it from the outside as well (drug patches are specially formulated); so I would think those pads are pretty useless.

  26. QUESTION:
    Do Detox pads that you place under your feet when you go to sleep really work to remove toxins from the body?
    such as Body Pure Detox Pads etc..and the brand on TV?
    Is this a gimmick or is there some realness to it?

    • ANSWER:
      If you believe that, I have a fantastic bridge in NY to sell you. And some "waterfront" property in Florida.

      Want to be free of "toxins"? Don't smoke, eat a healthy diet with few processed foods and lots of natural fruits and veggies, get some exercise and drink a few glasses of water a day.

      That advice won't make anybody any money, so they don't sell it on TV.

  27. QUESTION:
    Do Detox pads that you place under your feet when you go to sleep really work to remove toxins from the body?
    such as Body Pure Detox Pads etc..and the brand on TV?
    Is this a gimmick or is there some realness to it?

    • ANSWER:
      It's a gimmick. You can't clean your blood from the outside. That's what your kidneys and your liver do.

  28. QUESTION:
    Do those shitagi pads on the commercial work?
    To me, I think it just removes dirt, from the bottom of your feet and nothing else, has anyone tried these, do you feel more energised.

    • ANSWER:
      Japanese Detox Foot Pads: Ancient Japanese Secret is a Scam
      http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/689865/japanese_detox_foot_pads_ancient_japanese.html?cat=5

  29. QUESTION:
    Scam or the real deal? Do the pads that remove toxins through your feet actually work?
    You know those things you put on your feet at night that supposedly remove toxins while you sleep? Are they actually beneficial or just a scam?

    • ANSWER:
      No they dont work at all. The ABC show 20/20 actually did a report on that product. Search the ABC 20/20 site for it. They had several people use the product and it was fake. They came to the conclusion that the product probably turned dark when it touched moisture.
      There are no toxins or detox things you can do for your body. it is a scam product.

  30. QUESTION:
    How to detox your body at home through your feet?
    without buying those pads, or the foot spa system that does that, im wondering if the same stuff that's in the pads or in the spa system,is it something that already lying around our house or something we can buy that will be cheaper? I like to try my home remedies.So if anyone has done it themselves at home, and actually seen results, please feel free to give me some info, Because i would love to try it!
    WOW thanks for all that information. It was very interesting! :-)

    • ANSWER:
      Detoxification is more effective if initiated by internal means. Adjusting you diet to include more fresh, raw vegetable and fruits in key. Limit of avoid meat, dairy, processed grains and sugar. Try some live-source, natural herbal cleansing formulas. Foot soaks can assist the detox process. A blend of unheated sea salts with sea vegetables and herbs has been shown to be very helpful. When the feet are immersed in the solution, ion exchange occurs. Nutritive minerals are taken up through the many sensitive acupressure areas of the feet into systemic circulation and simultaneously, there is a gentle exchange
      of toxic compounds which are dispersed into the water from the
      body. The foot soak procedure is helpful in conjunction but not so much alone. Hope this help. Best of health to you!

  31. QUESTION:
    What are some good ways to detox your body?
    Im not talking about drugs or anything just like the normal stuff that builds up in your system. Has anyone tried those pads that go on your feet at night? Is there something at the health food store that removes toxins?

    • ANSWER:
      I heard Japanese green tea (the more authentic, the better) is a great detox drink. A Middle East sauce called tehini (I'm probably spelling it wrong) is another one. I read a top ten list on the main page's featured stuff about a year ago. I don't know if it's still there though.

  32. QUESTION:
    what are detox foot pads expected to do?
    for science homework i have to come up with a short definition of what detox foot pads actually do??? :)

    • ANSWER:
      What they are supposed to do: draw the toxins out of the body. To show that they have worked, the pad turns a yucky brown, this is supposed to be the toxins removed.

      What the detox pad actually do: NOTHING. they will even turn brown on their own after they get wet. A total waste of money.

  33. QUESTION:
    do accupressure and foot detox pads really work??
    does it really work? i've tried before and it does nothing. am i hitting the wrong spots? i don't know. also, does someone know a good site(s) tog et pressure points and tips from?? [pictures would be wonderful] and... do the foot detox pads really work?

    • ANSWER:
      foot detox pads do NOT work. They have chemical in them that basically smell terrible and would eventually turn black anyway (without you putting them on your foot), so you THINK theyre working and theyre not. There was a study done just recently that showed that there was nothing in the pads after someone used them...no metals, no chemicals that needed to be released from th body...nothing, just the original crap that was in the pad.

      As for Accupressure (and accupuncture) I believe they do work. I used accupressure for my migraines and it doesn work. Myabe its just my subconcious wanting it to work, but either way it helps. I think that it all depends on the person, if you can really become intune with your body and want it to work, I think it will.

  34. QUESTION:
    are detox foot pads okay to use if you are trying to get preg?
    i know some people think that they are a scam. but for me personally they have worked. i feel better. sleep better. basically they seem to remove heavy metals. and too much heavy metal in your body can cause infertility. now is it okay to use these if i am trying to get pregnant?

    • ANSWER:
      Well, since they have been proven by doctors to not work then yes they should be safe.
      Ask your doctor if you are worried.

  35. QUESTION:
    How can I lose the holiday pounds that I gained?
    I have a goal to lose 5 jean sizes by spring. Any advice would be much helpful. and do those detox pads you put on your feet help you lose weight?

    • ANSWER:
      When you are losing weight, you should exercise and diet together.
      If you exercise without dieting, you will get bigger appetite, which
      will lead to increase of weight, or muscle grow
      underneath the fat layer, and make you bulkier. If you diet without
      exercising, you will become flabby and will have excess skin. For
      diet, go wheat free. No pasta, pizza, bread and so on. And no food
      after 7 p.m. People achieve marvellous results with it. Depending on
      your initial weight, you can drop upwards from 20 pounds a month. If
      you don't eat wheat then you don't eat all those sticky, fatty goey
      cakes, you don't eat junk food, and you don't eat biscuits. But your
      diet is still balanced. It costs nothing, and you do not have to
      calculate points or to buy special meals or plans. For exercising,
      start with walking, and then switch to running/jogging. Running is the
      most efficient and calorie-burn exercise ever. If you are overweight a
      lot, walk first or you may have health complications (heart attack,
      disjointed bones and so on). Weight lifting is a good means to target
      your problem areas for men and women. It's not necessarily to become a
      bodybuilder or even join a gym - a couple of dumbbells will help you
      to target your problem areas (stomach, butt, legs, arms, chest).

  36. QUESTION:
    Do detox foot pads (Kinoki pads) really work?
    I've been seeing the commercial for these things called Kinoki foot pads. You put them on the bottom of your feet at night, ang in the morning, take them off. When they show them in the commercial, they are filthy when the people take them off? Do they really work, what causes them to get dirty overnight if they don't work? Also, IF they do work, will they take the prescription meds I take for lupus out of my system?

    • ANSWER:
      Nope, its a scam. Wet it and the tea hidden in the pad turns brown. Sweat from feet, trapped by adhesive, does that.

  37. QUESTION:
    Does anyone know what those Asian foot pads that supposedly remove toxins from your body are called?
    I saw them on a commercial. Anyone know?

    • ANSWER:
      I believe they are called:

      Takara Detox Foot Patches

      you can find them here:

      http://www.amazon.com/Takara-Detox-Foot-Patches-Detoxification/dp/B000EHL1RA

      Hope I helped!!

      *~*~hailey~*~*

  38. QUESTION:
    does the japanese foot detox work?
    ive seen commercials for foot pads and foot spas that release toxins through your feet. I've seen it happen too with the baths, even with chuncks and mucus. what is this and it is good for you?

    • ANSWER:
      Yes they do -quite well!! Holistic practitioners do use them!! They can be tested as well for the toxins that are removed!! A GOOD brand is from bio-pure -they have awebsiteand will test the pads for you!!
      Reason for working is the reverse of absorption through the skin of toxins -ex. benzine or any solvent!!! You can put them on any part of the body but the soles of the foot are sensitive to sweating -which in itself will release toxins!!
      You can see or smell that when sweating under the arms!! Sweat perse has no odor but as a vehicle for carrying toxins -it will smell!! I know of one case where it helped to detox someone of arsenic whose level was extremely high!!

  39. QUESTION:
    Need holistic advice on how to detox lead?
    Lead poisoning is a very serious condition. Just found out my youngest son has rising levels of lead from his recent test. Outside of the prevention aspect (We are currently looking to get everything in the immediate environment tested and corrected), what can I do to get the lead out...no pun intended. Is there some sort of holistic remedy that can be used that is safe and effective for a 2 yr. old? Do those foot pads that you wear at night really work? Please help.

    • ANSWER:
      those foot pads are total lies. Go here:http://www.answers.com/topic/chelation-therapy. lead poisoning is not something done at a home go to the web site, read the infoo and see a doctor now

  40. QUESTION:
    Has anybody ever used Kinoki Detox Foot Pads that you stick on your feet over night and turn colors from the?
    toxins that are pulled out of your feet? I'm just curious if they really do have stuff on them when you wake up? Not really thinking about buying them.

    • ANSWER:
      someone had asked this question a few weeks ago and someone had posted a response with a website address. I really wish i Remember the website address!!
      but it had explain how it was a scam. they stick to your feet and have certain chemicals in them that turn color when you have dead skin cells on your body. thats why if you use them again and again they become clear. so eventually they just ex foliate your feet!

  41. QUESTION:
    can any one give me some information on detox foot pads?
    are they worth .00 will the clean me out good . please give me a real answer.the tv shows them removing something black from your feet but is it real intoxions?

    • ANSWER:
      The black debris that attaches to the pad is a mixture of sweat and bacteria buildup that happens as you sleep throughout the night.
      Most people sweat during the night, but they don't try to funnel it into a white pad and then look at it.
      I checked a reverse address lookup for their headquarters, which was suggested by one of the comments on a myth debugging website, and it is a fake address- It belongs to several different "store fronts". So you'd never get your money back.
      I hope this helps!
      If you want to try it at home, just soak some strips of linen in vinegar, squeeze them out, and wrap your feet before you go to bed. Should do the trick.

  42. QUESTION:
    Is it safe to use detox patches? Can there be any negative sides?

    I used last nite and now one of my feet, the tips of my foot are like burning. I removed the patch in the morning.

    • ANSWER:
      Detox has no meaning outside of the clinical treatment of drug addiction and poisoning.

      So-called detox products you buy are a scam I'm afraid. Especially detox foot pads.

      For more info, read:
      "The Detox Foot Pad Scam"
      http://www.devicewatch.org/reports/kinoki.shtml

  43. QUESTION:
    What are those asian things you put on your feet?
    when you go to sleep, and they turn black, and clean out your body systems or somthing?

    • ANSWER:
      think you are referring to some herbal feet detox patches which you put on your feet to detox your system. I am not sure how effective it is . Have tried it but was exhausted and dehydrated when i got up.
      anyway..have a look at this if this is what you are talking about. All the information are here. good luck.

      http://www.detox-foot-pad.com/

  44. QUESTION:
    Has anyone tried those detox pads you put on your feet at night? Do they actually work?
    How do they work? Did they work?

    I always wondered if they did anything or if they were made to turn black after a while or what!

    • ANSWER:
      I use them once in a while - they are really gross when you wake up - all black and stuff - I used it on my knee too - and it seemed to work, but i dont know if it was like a plecebo effect or not. I got an ionic foot bath one time and that really made me feel like i detoxed I felt clean and energized the whole day!

  45. QUESTION:
    Does anyone know how Kinoki Detox Foot-Pads work, or at least have a REASONABLE theory?
    They claim that they can remove Mercury and all these other heavy metals but I seem to remember my Chemistry Teacher saying that heavy metals couldn't be removed and that they build up in your body until they got to toxic levels; ie lead.

    • ANSWER:
      I've never studied or done research on this, but my theory is that the pad only changes to the dark color due to the oils on your skin reacting with pre-existing chemicals on the pad.

      It doesn't explain how there are less of the reaction after multiple uses though. (or maybe you have less oil secretion?)

  46. QUESTION:
    Has anyone tried those stupid foot detox pads? Do they work or is it just another typical hoax?

    • ANSWER:
      It's a hoax. 20/20 investigated it.

  47. QUESTION:
    Has anyone used the detox foot pads?
    Has anyone used these and if so, do they work?
    To Trish and Beenthere.....You're both very sweet to answer with such detail! Thanks so much for all you've said;-)
    Oh thanks to Jenny to for her informative info. Heck, Thanks to you all for even bothering to take a glance at my question!

    • ANSWER:
      Well , I have tried them.. however I didn't use them as they said to.. I put them on every once in a while to pull stuff out .. we do sweat thru our feet... therefore we do eliminate some toxins from there.. I will say when I use them.. they come off the next morning full of stuff.. what it is I don't know.. But they do something, and haven't had any bad effects... unless you are allergic to adhesives... that is how you keep them on... I think if you want to try them you should.. No one know everything..If they did .. we wouldn't have millions of books.. all saying different things.. we are all human and what works for some people doesn't work for others... Good Luck... : )

  48. QUESTION:
    what are those patches that u put on ur feet and its supposed to detox or something?
    what are they called i seen it on tv and wanted to get some but i dont know what they are called........
    wow i will never buy these.... i thot they supposed to b life changing!

    • ANSWER:
      I bought detox foot pads and would not recommend them. There is a load of evidence saying the detox foot pads are a scam. Yes, when you wake up in the morning, you will see the pad has turned dark brown.

      There is no evidence that the change in color means you are detoxifying. The color change is simply a reaction to the sweat and oils your skin naturally produces. After using the pads for close to a month, I felt no health improvement at all. The only good thing about the company that sold them to me is that they offered a money-back guarantee. So I got a complete refund.

      If you still decide to purchase the patches, make sure the company offers a money-back guarantee.

      There is some very revealing info on this link. http://www.google.com/search?sourceid=navclient&ie=UTF-8&rlz=1T4DKUS_enUS302US302&q=detox+pad+scam

  49. QUESTION:
    What will happen if you drink the kinoki detoxifying pads? My grandmother accidently mistaken it for a tea.?
    Is it poisonous? What should she do?

    • ANSWER:
      Shouldn't be too bad..
      Apparently it's all natural

      from their site:
      Kinoki Detox Foot Pads contain only 100% pure & natural ingredients: bamboo vinegar, tourmaline, chitin and detox herbs.

  50. QUESTION:
    how well do kinoki detox foot pads work?
    did anybody feel better/different after going through the treatment?

    • ANSWER:
      I tried Kinoki. They did work. But I found a brand that works WAY better after trying different brands. Don't listen to the first person that answered your question. These detox pads work. All the brands I tried worked, so if you go with Kinoki I'd say it's better than nothing. I was just determined to find the best one and I kept looking and researching until I found it.

      If you read the online blogs/boards about Detox Pads, you will find that *most* of the people who are skeptical and rude about the patches are the ones that have not tried them. (You're a moron if you think these work. It's a scam!! Only an idiot would believe this, etc. etc......... Then they admit that they haven't tried them because they're not "dumb enough" to.)

      Then you will notice that the people on the discussion boards who are excited about the patches have given them an honest try.

      I have TMJ pain that is so bad, you wouldn't believe it. I get headaches and pain in my jaw/neck/shoulders. Even touching my face hurts sometimes.

      I also have arthritis in my hands, wrists, ankles, and the tops of my feet. Some days I can't walk or use my hands at all. I can't bend my fingers on some days. I am only 34.

      I do take medication, but the IV treatments are only every 6 weeks because of my insurance. The medication starts wearing off after about 4 1/2 weeks, so I have to endure 1 1/2 weeks of HORRIBLE pain until the next treatment.

      I was frantically searching for help with this because it's unbearable. I found Takara detox pads and people on the boards were saying that they help with pain.
      http://www.takarapatch.com/

      (I have tried a few cheaper brands, but Takara works the best. They rated highest in consumer review trials, which is another reason I tried them in the first place: http://www.consumerwatchreview.com/footp... )

      Takara patches have the highest content of wood vinegar (67%) compared to other brands at about 25% or so. I have found, after trying different brands, that Takara pulls the most toxins out because the pads get more brown/gooey and also because they relieve my pain WAY better.

      I don't put them on the bottom of my feet. I put them straight on top of the pain. I stick them on my face/jaw joints for the TMJ, on my fingers, hands, ankles, wrists, etc for the arthritis.

      To be fair, I will say that the patches totally eliminate my pain on some days. On other days they at least keep it under control enough for me to function.

      Another benefit is that I sleep better with them.

      If I skip using the pads for even one day during that 1 1/2 weeks that I'm waiting for another IV infusion, my pain comes back immediately.

      That's my best answer. I think you should try them. They're not that expensive, so it's not like you're investing a huge amount of money. If you have pain, GET THEM!! If you're looking to detox, I believe they work.

      Good luck.

      P.S. Don't confuse Takara with My Takara. These are 2 different brands. Takara is the superior product that I'm talking about. My Takara is not the same thing.


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Good Cleansing Diets

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    What are the benefits of a cleansing diet? Should I go on one?
    Ok so I've done a little research and haven't found any evidence that conclusively proves or disprove cleansing diets and, to be honest, the evidence for them and scientific reasoning sounds very vague and unconvincing. I'm attempting to pass a fitness test in 10 days would a cleanse be worth it? I wonder if the benefits of the cleanse outweigh the loss of protein in my diet. by the way I'm 19 6 foot 1 inch( 180 or so cm) and 203 pounds, so a little overweight.

    • ANSWER:
      You are really just looking at a painful and drawn out way to empty your entire digestive tract.
      Detox and cleanse diets are calorie deficit programs.
      You will lose weight on this diet. The average adult American has eight meals in their digestive system. Five more than they should. By going on a deficit diet like this you can lose around 10 pounds just by not eating. But it is only the weight of the food in your digestive system.
      The signal these starvation diets send the body is that there is no more food available. The body immediately stores any fat it can and begins to convert muscle and even organ tissue first for fuel instead of the stored fat. Stored fat will be used as a last resort when needed.
      There is no build up of bad plaque, toxins, or sludge in a normal, reasonably healthy system.
      If this was the case we would have people dying left and right from malnutrition since their small intestines couldn't absorb nutrients.
      The majority of the water from food and what we drink is reabsorbed through the colon, if our colons were clogged we would all be walking around looking like sponges right?
      Detoxing is ridding the system - liver, kidneys, and intestines of toxins both internal and environmental. Our liver and kidneys aren't clogged with toxins. Otherwise we would be dead. The liver and other organs can get layered with fat if we are overweight.
      We "cleanse and detox" naturally 24 hours a day through respiration, sweat, liver, and kidneys.
      We can help by eating a healthy diet with minimal added sugar and salt. Lots of fresh fruit, vegetables, whole grain foods, beans, peas, and brown rice keep a system as healthy as it can be.
      Minimal alcohol, caffeine, soda.
      Read food labels. If you can't pronounce it, don't put it in your body.
      A healthy high fiber diet works every time.
      Increases the speed and efficiency of the digestive system and helps the body rid itself of both internal and environmental toxins.
      Cleanses actually flush out the beneficial bacteria and enzymes in the digestive system.
      Search "gut flora" to learn about the beneficial bacteria we need in our colon.
      We have more beneficial bacteria in our digestive systems than all the cells in our bodies!
      Did you know the digestive system is one of the largest contributors to our immune system?
      They don't tell you about the gas, cramping, and bloating you will experience when you start eating again and the body has to rebuild this bacteria population.
      Spend your money in the produce department.
      Good luck.

  2. QUESTION:
    If I were to go on a cleansing diet, would I still have enough energy to accomplish my daily activities?
    I would like to go on a cleansing diet but I don't want to compromise my daily activities. I do some heavy house cleaning everyday, wash the car, and all the household chores. I also do some strength training exercises. I am worried that if I go on a cleansing diet, I wouldn't have enough energy because I wouldn't have any protein.

    • ANSWER:
      Well Donna, you're on the right track there with your questions, and I must say I am impressed. I'd say in this case following your instincts would be a very wise decision, especially since the "cleansing diets" are usually very rough on your body while only "cleaning" out good things, not bad. I'd suggest more research on this in google if you are interested.

      It sounds like you are already very busy on a daily basis, so I won't get into exercising. However, if you are still interested in a diet, I have been hearing great things about calorie shifting. The whole idea behind it is to confuse your metabolism, check it out for more information. Good luck losing your unwanted fat!

  3. QUESTION:
    Where can i find the ingredients for the master cleansing diet?
    I am going on the master cleansing diet and i dont know where to find the ingredients...Is it just lemons, cayenne peper, the grade b maple syrup, and this laxitive tea? where do i find all this? please help.

    • ANSWER:
      Why?

      My doctor has not recommended using cleansing diets. Increase your dialy intake of fibre to 25 grams per day and drink lots of water.

  4. QUESTION:
    What is the Recipe for the Master Cleanse diet by the gallon?
    I am thinking about doing the Master Cleanse diet for 10 days to detox and drop some junk food weight that I know I have gained... I am going to be starting a diet of exercizing and eating right and I want to start fresh. Does anyone know what the recipe is to make this diet by the gallon so I can keep it in the fridge and not make it by the glass? N E help would be appreciated. THANX!

    • ANSWER:
      I don't recommend the master cleanse diet. Have you tried it before? I remember how last winter I wanted to do it for a week just for starters. The first day was so painful. I got such a bad headache and my breath got icky because I wasn't eating anything (did you know eating can actually help your breath to an extent?). I've read of other people complaining about the headaches and what not from doing that cleanse. I'd scratch it from your list of things to try because it's just not really worth it. If you want to clean out your system, try drinking senna teas like once (maybe even twice) every few weeks....much more effective.

  5. QUESTION:
    How much weight would i loose if i did the cleansing diet for 6days?
    IM planning on doing the cleansing diet with lemon n maple syrup till ssaturday n i was wondering if u could calculate how much weight i'd loose do u think i'd look thinner?

    • ANSWER:
      First check out what is your blood group and what diet is good for your health .

      Basically there are 3 types of Diet

      + ----- HIGHLY BENEFICIAL, FOOD ACTS LIKE MEDICINE
      O ----- NEUTRAL FOOD
      X ----- AVOID, FOOD ACTS LIKE A POISON

      First check out what diet helps lose or gain weight and what diet is really good to be healthy based on your blood group .

      -Blood group O is for Old.- Type O.

      http://www.diskovery.co.in/how_to_loose_weight__how_to_gain_weight

      "FOODS ENCOURAGE WEIGHT GAIN"
      Sweetcorn
      Kidney beans
      Cabbage
      Brussel sprout
      Cauliflower

      "FOODS ENCOURAGE WEIGHT LOSS"
      Liv 52
      Sea food
      Iodized salt
      Liver
      Red meat
      Spinach
      Broccoli

      -Blood group A is for Agrarian.-__ Type A.

      http://www.diskovery.co.in/how_to_loose_weight__how_to_gain_weight

      "FOODS ENCOURAGE WEIGHT GAIN"
      Meat
      Dairy foods
      Kidney beans
      Lima beans
      Wheat

      "FOODS ENCOURAGE WEIGHT LOSS"
      Liv 52
      Vegetable oils
      Soya foods
      Vegetables
      Pineapple

      -Blood group B is for Balance.-__ Type B.

      http://www.diskovery.co.in/how_to_loose_weight__how_to_gain_weight

      "FOODS ENCOURAGE WEIGHT GAIN"
      Lentils
      Sweetcorn
      Peanuts
      Sesame seeds
      Buckwheat
      Wheat

      "FOODS ENCOURAGE WEIGHT LOSS"
      Liv 52
      Green vege
      Meat
      Lamb Liver
      Eggs

      __ Blood group Type AB.

      http://www.diskovery.co.in/how_to_loose_weight__how_to_gain_weight

      "FOODS ENCOURAGE WEIGHT GAIN"
      Red meat
      Kidney beans
      Seeds
      Sweetcorn
      Buckwheat

      "FOODS ENCOURAGE WEIGHT LOSS"
      Liv 52
      Tofu
      Seafood
      Green vege
      Dairy products
      Alkaline fruits
      Pineapples

  6. QUESTION:
    Does anyone know anything about the body cleansing diets?
    I've heard alot about a body cleansing diet that is supposed to remove the toxins and such from your body therefore making you lose weight. What do you know about it? Have any of you tried it?

    • ANSWER:
      my mom did a two week cleansing diet and lost about 10-15 pounds! It also dropped her stress level and she felt MUCH better!

  7. QUESTION:
    Is it better to start the lemonade cleanse diet right after a normal diet, or slowly proceeding into it?
    I'm planning on starting the lemonade cleanse diet again (and make it last for more than four days this time!)
    & I was wondering, I've been eating a lot recently.

    Is it better to do like a water fast or a vegetable fast for two or three days, and then start the lemonade cleanse diet?

    or is it okay to just jump right into the lemonade diet ?
    personal opinions?

    • ANSWER:
      I wouldn't advice you to do any water fast or veggie fasting weight loss before you start out your lemonade cleanse diet. What i'm worried most is you are not getting enough nutrients and your poor gastric might not be able to take it.

      It would be much better if you start to consume a low fat diet ,cut down the intake of processed food e.g sausages and proceed to the lemonade diet right after. As far as most dieters are concerned,this diet plan will assist their body to expel the toxins ( it is known that such toxins in our bodies are the key factors for making us overweight)

  8. QUESTION:
    What is a good cleansing diet that I can do with my own groceries?
    I am looking to just clean out my insides. I was wondering if anybody knew any cleansing diets that I could do just by shopping at my local grocery store? Instead of buying expensive products online. I also wanted to loose about 5-10lbs. I am an active person so I would like to keep my energy levels up. Ideally I would like to do it in a shorter period of time....Thanks for the help!!!

    • ANSWER:
      Try eliminating red meat from your diet (no pork or beef), cook with olive oil, eat plenty of salads and other vegetables and fruits, cut sweets from your diet, dramatically cut down on milk products, only drink water, and increase your intake of whole grains.

      That should give you a pretty good start!

  9. QUESTION:
    What is the best cleanse diet for weight loss?
    I want to lose weight before the New Years. I'm 5'4 and weigh 170lbs. That's a lot but i've recently lost some of the weight during the time at the gym. But I want a quicker way to lose some of it.

    What is the best cleanse diet for weight loss? Is there a pill or is it just drinking?

    • ANSWER:
      Cleanse diets might not be good for your body in the long-run. Instead, try exercising regularly and eating healthy. Soon, you should see some noticeable and perhaps more permanent changes!

  10. QUESTION:
    How much Will I lose on the master cleanse diet?
    I am 5'5 and 137lbs. How much will i lose on the master cleanse diet if i do it for 10 days?
    Also do people usually gain the weight they lost on the diet back after the diet is over?

    • ANSWER:
      The master cleanse diet will not increase your metabolic rate of how fast your body burns fat cells. It will cleanse the problematic abdominal areas to where you may loose between 5 and 10 pounds, but not a significant amount of weight as if you were working out doing cardio exercising that is the only way to increase your heart rate to in turn increase your metabolism. I would not be upset with 137lbs at 5'5" but if you are looking to loose on average of 5 more pounds, the master cleanse will most likely do the trick. To be upfront, if you workout on lets say a stationery bicycle or on a treadmill doing cardio - it will only take 2 weeks at the very maximum to loose 5 lbs or more. Good luck.

  11. QUESTION:
    How much weight have you lost with the Master Cleansing diet?
    Have you ever done the Master Cleansing diet "aka" the lemonade diet? if you did, how much weight did you loose and did you do it with the salt water flusch or with out it?
    Please respond only if you have done the diet, I am not looking for suggestions for other diet, I just want to know your experience.

    • ANSWER:
      11 lbs in 8 days.

  12. QUESTION:
    Can anyone give me the ingredients for the Master Cleansing diet?
    I have had no luck finding the ingredients for the Cleansing diet. Does anyone know where to find them on the internet for free? Or do one of you happen to have them?

    • ANSWER:
      Google it

  13. QUESTION:
    Is the Master Cleanse Diet a healthy way to lose weight?
    I'm considering doing the Master Cleanse Diet as a way of cleansing my body and a way of losing weight. If I do this, will I gain weight again after doing the cleanse?

    • ANSWER:
      The mistake a lot of people make is using this as a crash diet. It's a cleanse, and it's meant to be done slowly. When you get off of it, you can't just go back to eating whatever you want. If you do, your digestive system will hate you. Also, be very careful in trying to lose weight quickly. A number of people don't know this, but losing weight too quickly can cause gallstones, especially when your health isn't in an optimal state. I'll send you a link.

      http://digestive.niddk.nih.gov/ddiseases/pubs/gallstones/#2

      Please do additional research about going on a cleanse.

  14. QUESTION:
    How much weight will I lose on the master cleanse diet?
    I'm planning on starting the master cleanse diet. Don't tell me how it's going to effect me or how it's. Or good for me... I know the side effects and I've done my research on it. I'm currently 210 pounds and 5'7 and I'm looking to get down to atleast 150 by the third week in JaN. because I'm going on vacation to the Bahamas. I just need to know if I would be able to lose at least 60 pounds by that time. Please don't say anything negative, all I'm wondering is if I'm capable to lose that much. And don't say even if I dolose it, that I'll gain it back because I'm going to ease out of the diet and not over eat after this diet like most people do. Thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      No, you won't be able to lose 60 pounds in just a month. We don't know for sure how much you could lose. You haven't given us enough information to figure it out. We would need to know your current weight, your height, your fitness level, how many calories you intend to consume each day, how long you work out, how intensely you work out, whether you are male or female, and so on. You need to have a calorie deficit of 3500 calories to lose a pound. You can go to this site and it will help you figure out how much you will lose but you do need to have specific information and you do need to count calories to a certain degree.

      http://www.freedieting.com/tools/calorie_calculator.htm

  15. QUESTION:
    What is the expected weightloss on the lemonade/master cleanse diet?
    I am on day 4 of the lemonade/master cleanse diet.
    I was just wondering if anyone has done this diet and how much weight they lost. For some reason I haven't lost anything yet and I am almost half way done. (10 day cleanse) I am kind of concerned.
    Thanks for any feedback.

    • ANSWER:
      I tried it. A lot of people from my work were on it and they said they lost a lot of weight. It was horrible. I tried it for I think 10-14 days (it was a while ago, i cant remember exactly). I lost 5 or 6 lbs on it, but it was not worth it to me-especially for what you have to do! I think maybe that the other people that I knew on it lost a lot more weight than me because they all had a lot more to lose than me. They were all very overweight. I am not, I do not have the much weight to lose, its more of a personal preference than a need. So I have heard it works, but I did not like it.

  16. QUESTION:
    What type of lemon juice for the master cleanse diet?
    I want to do the master cleanse diet but would already squeezed lemon juice work for this diet?

    • ANSWER:
      Justina - Reads like "rocket scientist night" here on Yahoo tonight.
      I know you didn't ask whether you should or shouldn't but I will give you my opinion anyway.
      The master cleanse or starvation diet you are referring to is a calorie deficit program.
      You will lose a few pounds but when you start eating again you will probably gain more weight.
      The signal these starvation diets send the body is that there is no more food available.
      The body immediately stores any fat it can and begins to burn muscle mass for fuel not the stored fat (metabolism). Stored fat will be used as a last resort when needed.
      When you start eating again the body immediately stores any food as fat because it doesn't know when the next famine is coming.
      The complete opposite of what you are trying to accomplish.
      If you really want a healthy body for good drink lots of ice water, 100 oz per day. Eat a healthy breakfast to kick start the metabolism. Eat a snack every two hours if possible. Eat three good meals a day, the largest at lunch. No food after 8 p.m. Maybe plain popcorn air popped or cooked in canola oil only.
      You need to eat tons of fiber. It cleans the system hourly and accelerates the metabolism.
      Eat for health.
      Good luck.

  17. QUESTION:
    How many of you done the master cleanse diet?
    Do you have to be on a diet while your on the master cleanse diet? Does it really work? On a scale of 1-10 what do you rate it? how much weight have you lose? is it fast? Do you still have to excercise? if i wanted to lose up to 25 pounds how long will i have to stay on it? thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      The main purpose of the Master Cleanse is not to lose weight but to detox. If you don't eat a healthy nutrient dense diet the master cleanse will not give you permanent weight loss. You will gain it all back. However the cleanse or any viable fasting program such as a water fast or juice fast will correct things like high blood pressure...

  18. QUESTION:
    Can I exercise during the Master Cleanse diet?
    Hello. Im starting the master cleanse diet, but I dont know if i can do my regular excersise during the diet. I excersise aprox. 1hr every day. I will appreciate your respectful help. Thanks a lot.
    My mind is so clear and i want to do this diet, so my question is about excersising during this process not for another types of diets.

    • ANSWER:
      take it easy dnt lift weights and stuff if you want to work out to a light easy workout
      check out the website below it gives you a lot of info

  19. QUESTION:
    Can you eat dairy products when you are on a master cleansing diet?
    Well.. i am trying to lose 50 pounds, so i am trying the master cleansing diet tomorrow and i know that u can not eat bread but what about dairy products? if not what can u eat when u are in a master cleansing diet?

    • ANSWER:
      One thing that will help you lose weight: diet pills. I was one of those who did not believe in them until I tried it. And I tried a few until I found a great one that works (its all natural too!). You can go to
      http://www.easy-fit.us and order you free trial, also you only pay .95 shipping and handling. Good luck!

  20. QUESTION:
    How much weight will i lose on the master cleanse diet?
    I want to lose some weight asap i'm considering trying the master cleanse diet but around how much would i lose?

    • ANSWER:
      There is a diet called the The Fat Flush plan by Dr. Ann Louise Gittleman. I lost 10 lbs in two weeks and I was not even following it to a tee. This doctor's diet is centered around cleaning out your liver and getting rid of the toxins so that it can process and burn calories better. Our liver is what helps us burn calories but if it is all junked up with fast food and junk food and sodas, it will not process the fat correctly, thus burn more calories.

  21. QUESTION:
    How do I do the Master Cleanse diet?
    I want to do it the right way and links that I can print out would be awesome. A master cleanse diet buddy wold be great too!
    Also any tips or success stories would be great!

    • ANSWER:
      Please do your research!!

      Stanley Burroughs, who created the Master Cleanse, was not a doctor. He was a quack, and people have died from his "treatments".

      https://www.fastcase.com/Google/Start.aspx?C=efa07f7a9146458d22057ceb44ba070c0828aded0c84746f&D=d88dd62ffd202e5c2f45ecb8854e96705b89b992667f91d4

  22. QUESTION:
    How much water do you use in one glass of the master cleanse diet?
    im looking to start the master cleanse diet but i was wondering how much water you use in one glass of the master cleanse diet? i thought it was supposed to be half your body weight, but is this through out the diet or each day? or is it just 8 pints a day? also the salt water flush? what salt do you use?

    • ANSWER:
      Use a ten oz glass of water for a single serving. Or you can use 60 oz of water for a full days worth.
      And for the salt water flush use sea salt NOT table salt. Table salt will dehydrate you and can mess up your kidneys. People should stay away from table salt altogether.

  23. QUESTION:
    Can you take advil or any other pain relief pill during the master cleanse diet?
    I am going to start the lemonade or master cleanse diet. I can tolerate the headaches can I take pain relief pill any time I have headache during the diet?
    can I stop it before 10 days if it gets too difficult for me?
    also if any one has any helpful advise about the diet I appreciate that.

    • ANSWER:
      Yes you could take pain relief for a headache.
      I haven't tried (nor would I do) the Master cleanse, all I can offer is a link with information and posts from people who have.

  24. QUESTION:
    Should a skinny person go on a fast or liver cleanse diet?
    I'm currently on a liver cleanse diet to hopefully remove toxins from my body but the problem is I am skinny. I lose weight easily and by removing many foods from my diet, I feel like I will lose a lot of weight. Should I even be on this diet?

    • ANSWER:
      Cleansing has absolutely no medical benefit and is in fact harmful to the digestive tract.
      There is no "build up" of bad plaque or sludge in a normal system. If this was the case we would have people dying left and right from malnutrition since their bodies couldn't absorb nutrients.
      Since we reabsorb most of the water in our food and drink through the large intestine, If it was coated with "mucoid plaque", we would all be sloshing around like sponges yes?
      We "cleanse and detox" 24 hours a day through respiration, sweat, liver, and kidneys.
      We can help by eating a healthy diet with minimal added sugar and salt. Lots of fresh fruit, vegetables, whole grain foods, beans, peas, and brown rice keep a system as healthy as it can be.
      Minimal alcohol, caffeine, soda.
      Read food labels. If you can't pronounce it, don't put it in your body.
      Cleanses actually flush out the beneficial bacteria and enzymes in the digestive system.
      A high fiber diet works every time.
      Spend your money in the produce department instead of giving it away.

  25. QUESTION:
    Do you really need to use a laxative or sea salt when doing the master cleanse diet?
    I am about to try the master cleanse diet but I am not looking forward to the laxative, herbal tea or sea salt drink at night. Is it absolutely necessary?
    If so what what brand of tea did you use?

    • ANSWER:
      Yes it is necessary, it's either that or an enema.

      For teas, Super Dieter's Tea or Smooth Move Tea by Traditional are the most common and easiest to find. But any senna based tea will do. I do not find it necessary to do both the sea salt drink and the laxative tea, one or the other is fine. And you probably won't have to use it every day, by day 3 or 4, you really should have flushed everything out of you colon. This is gross, but when only liquid is coming out, you can ditch the laxative.

  26. QUESTION:
    Can you go to work and eat while doing the master cleanse diet?
    I want to start the master cleanse diet. i work at wells fargo and im a waitress at night for the most part i work about 7 days a week. i wanna do the cleanse for 10 days and i need to still be able to go to work during the day and evening. and i want to know if im allowed to consume any vegetables and fruits or juices like V8. any suggestions will help! thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      no the master cleanse is soo bad! its only for special occasions and if u want really fast results. You will start to gain the weight back plus more once u quit the master cleanse. it does work but its not healthy. you need to eat. just do a regular diet. that will cleanse ur body.

  27. QUESTION:
    How do I make the drink for The Master Cleanse diet?
    How do I make the drink for the master cleanse diet? What are some results that people have had? I am not doing this for weight loss, but to lose a few pounds would be great. I want to clean out my system, since I recently quit smoking. Does anyone have success stories doing this diet? Thanks

    • ANSWER:
      One thing that will help you lose weight: a colon cleanse. I was one of those who did not believe in them until I tried it. And I tried a few until I found a great one that works (its all natural too! - it's just pills, but you'll detox, lose weight, and fell much, much better). You can go to
      http://www.fit-diet-fun.us and order you free trial, also you only pay .95 shipping and handling. Good luck!

  28. QUESTION:
    What are cleansing diets all about?
    What's the deal with cleansing diets? Effective? Are they for real or just the latest marketing scam? Who should consider them? What are the most popular/effective ones to try? What do I need to know before picking one and trying it?

    • ANSWER:
      There are several types. One type is where you drink a high fiber drink that helps you to go to the bathroom several times a day clearing out all the junk from your colon and such. The other type is not so much fiber and you drink much more and urinate lots therefor cleaning out your system. Ask your doctor before trying any of these to make sure that it is a healthy choice for you.

  29. QUESTION:
    What is the procedure of Cleansing Diet?
    what is the procedure of cleansing diet,what fruits and vegetables should i eat and how long should i take?

    • ANSWER:
      Eat fruits and vegetables which had a higher fiber content. You can refer or seek help for a dietitian or nutritionist to give you right fruits and vegetables that had higher fiber. You should eat fruits regularly than eating cholesterol foods. Partner it with drinking lots of water so that your body will be cleanse. Avoid also eating junk foods and drinking soft drinks, it won't help you, water is the best. Then, don't eat too much of carbohydrates because there is a sugar in it.

      Like, when you eat your meal, don't eat too much on rice. Prefer to eat fish than meat. Then eat fruits 30 minutes before you eat your meal to have easy digestion. Do not eat fast instead take time to eat your meal well. Avoid also drinking something cold. Also you must have your daily routine exercise to burn your calories and boost your metabolism. To complete it all, be motivated of what your doing.

  30. QUESTION:
    do you have to do the salt water flush to get results for the master cleanse diet?
    im doing the master cleanse diet for two weeks, hoping to lose 15-20 pounds! im not over weight or anything, i just need to fit into my prom dress! does this diet work as efficently on non overweight people? and also in order to get results, do i need to do the salt water flush? or can i just drink the 6-12 glasses of lemonade each day and still lose weight? thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      DONT DO THIS. It doesn't work. it does more harm then good. You won't lose 15-20 lbs. That's hype and myth.

      There are TWO things that "cleanse" the digestive tract. Insoluble fiber (from fruit, veggies, and whole grains like oats) and water. That's it... nothing more. Don't fall for marketing scams.

  31. QUESTION:
    Acai berry and colon cleanse diet. How frequent do you take these pills and how much? They dont really specify?
    I have taken an interest in the Acai berry and colon cleanse diet. I recieved both bottles and they both say take two capsules a day but not whether I should take them together, or through out the day. The only really thing I know for certain is not at night! Now I work out 3 to 4 times a week and hoping this will help on my pursuit to a healthy life. Does anyone with some back ground in this have any ideas?

    • ANSWER:
      Seriously this sh!t does not work, just drink plenty of water healthy eating and regular exercise. Get a wii fit, and purchase mario olympics its a wicked work out and its fun too

  32. QUESTION:
    Is the Master Cleanse Diet safe to use if your a working person?
    I know celebritys have lost weight with it, but im sure they have the time to do things alot of people do not. Has anybody tried the master cleanse diet? From the way i've read of it, it doesn't seem very safe to be on while your at work due to the fact all of the waste is passing.. i've even read you will pass gallstones, which has never happened to me but i hear they hurt badly. any feedback? Thanks

    • ANSWER:
      while your using it, it would be best to stay near a bathroom... preferably @ home unless you wanna shit in your pants lol

  33. QUESTION:
    what are tips for the master cleanse diet?
    I want to do the master cleanse diet aka lemonaid diet. But I wondererd when your done with the diet does the wieght come back fast or does it stay off. Any recomendations or experiemces would be great!

    • ANSWER:
      One tip, don't do it in the first place.
      As it is classified under alternative medicine, anyone with a hint of intelligence should be skeptical of it, and under further investigation, realize that nothing of what it has claimed can be accomplished other than the obvious, short-lived weight loss.

  34. QUESTION:
    What kind of mapple syrup for cleanse diet?
    I was wondering what type of syrup do you need for the master cleanse diet and where to I buy it !!?

    • ANSWER:
      Grade B maple syrup is what you need. If you have a Whole Foods Market near you, they sell it there. Other health food stores may have it. Or you can just order it online, which is what I did.

  35. QUESTION:
    Can I do the Master cleanse diet an take oxy elite diet pills at the same time? ?
    I want to do the Master cleanse diet to cleanse my body. I also just got the oxy elite diet pills. I eat healthy and maintain regular exercise but it is mostly just cardio and running a few miles a day. I want to start incorporating weights. However, my question is if I can start my 10 day cleanse and use he oxy elite pills or will that be too extreme or not be of any use?

    • ANSWER:
      No. When you do master cleanse you are not suppose to eat/drink anything else. Not even coffee or cigarette. So no, not diet pill when you are doing master cleanse

      the cleanse is suppose to stop your body from taking anything in so it can expel all the bad stuff out of your body

  36. QUESTION:
    Has anyone tried the Master Cleanse diet that Beyonce did and was successful at losing your desired weight?
    I'm starting the diet today in an effort to lose about 20lbs in 10 days. I just want to hear more success stories other than just reports of Beyonce's success with it. For those of you who don't know, the Master Cleanse diet consists of just drinking a mixture of fresh lemon juice, grade b maple syrup and cayenne pepper. Supposedly after drinking this alone for 10 days, you will receive optimal results.

    • ANSWER:
      Please do your research!

      Stanley Burroughs, who created the Master Cleanse, was not a doctor. He was a quack, and people have died from his "treatments".

      https://www.fastcase.com/Google/Start.aspx?C=efa07f7a9146458d22057ceb44ba070c0828aded0c84746f&D=d88dd62ffd202e5c2f45ecb8854e96705b89b992667f91d4

  37. QUESTION:
    Can I use any 100 percent natural maple syrup for cleanse diet?
    I am starting the Master Cleanse diet tomorrow but I couldnt find the oeganic Grade B maple syrup. Is it ok if I use the 100 percent all natural Grade A maple syrup dark amber instead?
    Please no nonsence please...

    • ANSWER:
      I don't see why not, as long as it is natural.... And it look like your doing the lemonade cleanse, GOOD LUCK with that, its hard but stick to it, it works good!

  38. QUESTION:
    Does the Master Cleanse Diet really work and if so then what are the main ingredients and how do you make it?
    I am thinking on trying out this Master Cleanse Diet and am wondering if it really does work or not and please be specific in details and explanation of how what ingredients are needed and how you prepare it...

    THANKS!

    • ANSWER:
      Yes, it does work! This is my first time doing it, and I only planned on doing 10 days, but I have felt so good that I kept going. Today is day 29 and I've lost 21 pounds. I might go off it tomorrow but I'll see how I feel. The max you can stay on it is 40 days. I find the lemonade mixture to be delicious!!!

      The first week was difficult, but after that it's been a breeze. Here is a website with the lemonade ingredients: http://calorielab.com/news/2008/07/17/master-cleanse-in-detail/

      I usually drink around 6-7 lemonades a day, but you can drink up to 12. Make sure the maple syrup is Grade "B". You'll need about 2 32 oz bottles for 10 days and I've been using about 3-4 lemons a day.

  39. QUESTION:
    how much water do you use in one glass of the master cleanse diet?
    im looking to start the master cleanse diet but i was wondering how much water you use in one glass of the master cleanse diet? i thought it was supposed to be half your body weight, but is this through out the diet or each day? or is it just 8 pints a day? also the salt water flush? what salt do you use?

    • ANSWER:
      Use a ten oz glass of water for a single serving. Or you can use 60 oz of water for a full days worth.
      But before you do the Master Cleanse make sure you are ready to go 10 days without food. You might want to try a easier fast first. I'm preparing for the MC myself and I just did a fruit and vegetable fast for 5 days and it was a little tough. Have you ever fasted before?

  40. QUESTION:
    Has anyone tried and like the acai berry and colon cleanse diet?
    cleanse diet?
    Ok so i have heard about this diet all over, and i am very interested in trying it out. But i wanted to get some feedback from people who have actually tried it out. Is there a certain brand of products that i should buy that work best together? Please if you have tried this out let me know how it worked out for you! I am really interested in these answers thanks guys!

    • ANSWER:
      Acai Berry is a scam but colon cleanse diet is very important for everyone to prevent colon cancer, visit this site

      http://how-to-prevent-colon-cancer.blogspot.com/

      to learn how to cleanse your colons, improve your digestion and conquer colon cancer, number 2 cancer killer.

  41. QUESTION:
    What exactly is the Master Cleanse Diet?
    What exactly is the Master Cleanse Diet? & What would you have to do on it?

    • ANSWER:
      also known as the lemonade diet, it is a diet where you eat no food. All you do is drink a mixture of pure lemon juice, water, cayenne pepper and maple syrup for a number of days. Normally, you would drink several litres of this mixture per day. Its recommended that you do this for at least 7 days, but preferably more.

      The intent of the diet is to remove 'toxins' from your body that are stored in your adipose (fat) tissue. These 'toxins' are normally environmental contaminants, food preservatives, etc, basically any chemical that we are exposed to, of which there are hundreds of thousands likely.

  42. QUESTION:
    What happens after master cleanse diet?
    I'm thinking about doing a master cleanse diet. I wonder how much pounds I'm gonna lose and does it also helps your skin glow or get rid of acne spots?

    • ANSWER:
      i'm on day two, and i'm so surprised, i don't even feel hungry, i felt week this morning, but after a few, of the drinks, i felt better!
      i don't think ive lost weight yet, i havn't checked on the scales. but i feel a bit lighter
      good luck

  43. QUESTION:
    Can you use normal breakfast maple syrup for the Master Cleanse Diet?
    I am going to try a new diet, called the Master Cleanse Diet, and was wondering if it was ok to use normal pancake syrup or it is completely a no no. Do help, and share some tips if you were on this diet!!!

    • ANSWER:
      Try the Lemonade weight Loss Diet - It's the master cleanse but in a pill form! You don't have to fast and you can lose 5, 10, up to 17 pounds.

      You can learn more at www.lwldiet.com also watch videos at www.youtube.com/lwldiet

  44. QUESTION:
    what exactly can you eat while on a cleansing diet? has anyone here every tried one?
    I've been researching the cleansing diet and i can't quite understand what you can or cannot eat. Anyone who has tried it? are there any side effects?

    • ANSWER:
      Actually, you don't need to "diet" per se in order to lose weight, I read this at the website in the box below, they have lots of tips and tricks, I shed 5 pounds by following their techniques.

  45. QUESTION:
    Other cleansing diet that can help me detox and lose weight at the same time?
    except for the MASTER CLEANSE diet.. are there any other cleansing diet? like just eating fruits?

    • ANSWER:
      There is no build up of bad plaque, toxins, or sludge in a normal, reasonably healthy system.
      If this was the case we would have people dying left and right from malnutrition since their small intestines couldn't absorb nutrients.
      The majority of the water from food and what we drink is reabsorbed through the colon, if our colons were clogged we would all be walking around looking like sponges right?
      Detoxing is ridding the system - liver, kidneys, and intestines of toxins both internal and environmental. Additionally, many toxins are stored in our fat cells so in order to truly "detox", you need to lose excess body fat as well to fully detox.
      Our liver and kidneys aren't clogged with toxins. Otherwise we would be dead.
      The liver does in fact get layered with fat when we become overweight.
      We "cleanse and detox" naturally 24 hours a day through respiration, sweat, liver, and kidneys.
      We can help by eating a healthy diet with minimal added sugar and salt. Lots of fresh fruit, vegetables, whole grain foods, beans, peas, and brown rice keep a system as healthy as it can be.
      Minimal alcohol, caffeine, soda.
      Read food labels. If you can't pronounce it, don't put it in your body.
      A healthy high fiber diet works every time.
      Increases the speed and efficiency of the digestive system and helps the body rid itself of both internal and environmental toxins.
      Cleanses actually flush out the beneficial bacteria and enzymes in the digestive system.
      Search gut flora to learn about the beneficial bacteria we need in our colon.
      We have more beneficial bacteria in our digestive systems than all the cells in our bodies!
      Did you know the digestive system is one of the largest contributors to our immune system?
      They don't tell you about the gas, cramping, and bloating you will experience when you start eating again and the body has to rebuild this bacteria population.
      Spend your money in the produce department.
      Good luck.

  46. QUESTION:
    How much weight could be lost on a 10 day "Master cleanse" diet?
    How much weight could be lost on a 10 day Master cleanse diet for someone who weights 80 kg/176lbs. I asked the same question for a water fast (drinking only water).
    My goal is to cleanse/detox my body and lose weight (fat and water, since you rarely lose fat without water weight).

    Thanks ahead.

    • ANSWER:
      your body needs neither cleansing nor detoxing, and fasting will make you put on weight even faster as soon as you stop. Of course if you don't stop fasting you will die. 'water weight' is nonsense.

      no 'cleanses', no 'water fasts', no pills, quack remedies, magic spells. If you actually want to be thinner, you need to eat less, eat healthily and move more. There are no quick fixes but there are a lot of scams and a lot of ways to make things worse.

      think how you got like this - what do you eat? How much exercise do you do? Do you use quack remedies?

      you know what you have to do.

  47. QUESTION:
    Do you exercise while on the master cleanse diet? And if so what exercises are best?
    I plan on doing the master cleanse diet for 14 days. My usual work out routine includes running 3 miles every day and doing ab work outs ...will I be able to do that? Or by just doing the diet and not exercising will I lose 1-3 lbs every day? Or should I just lift light weights and do ab work outs? What work outs did beyonce do while on the master cleanse? HELP!!!

    • ANSWER:
      Since I started to work out I was looking for a good exercise health info. I was on a diet but I felt that I needed a little "help" so check info from this website at
      http://kitasihat.blogspot.com

      summore, 20minit 3 days a week is good. and the most powerfull exercise is going up stairs and down.

  48. QUESTION:
    how many pounds would i use on the master cleanse diet?
    okay i weigh 140 pounds, how much would i lose if i went on the master cleanse diet ?
    you guys don't help, but also how much water and salt for the salt water cleanse?

    • ANSWER:
      It depends on how overweight you are to begin with, but on average people lose 2 lbs a day on the Master Cleanse (for the full 10 days). Currently I'm doing the Master Cleanse and I am on Day 9. So far I've lost 13 lbs. I plan on doing the Master Cleanse for 12 or 13 days.

      For the salt water flush, it's 2 level-teaspoons of NON-IONIDIZED sea salt in 1 quart of water (4 cups). Teaspoons, not tablespoons (many pple accidentally think it's tablespoons). Non-Ionidized sea salt will make it easier to drink. You have to drink it as fast as you can. For me, it gave me a gag reflex. I did it for a few days and had to stop. An alternative to the salt water flush is to take the laxative tea instead, which is what I am now doing.

      Good luck!

  49. QUESTION:
    how to prepare Master cleanse diet and here to buy?
    Hhat do i need to do in rder to prepare the master cleanse diet, where can i buy the goods? tesco?where?

    How much do ou think that i will spend nd how man KG can i lose?

    • ANSWER:
      The Master Cleanse has been getting a lot of attention lately as a was to lose weight fast. Most people who go on the Master Cleanse do lose weight. Many lose a lot of weight, as much as 20 pounds.
      Much of the weight lost while on the Master Cleanse is fecal matter that has built up over the years inside your body. You will also lose water weight while on the cleanse.
      It is important to know that the Master Cleanse is essentially a fast of sorts. It does provide you with all the nutrients you need to be healthy and be energized, but at the same time it is not a long term diet and it would be unhealthy to use it similar to, say, the Atkins diet. The Master Cleanse is a short term, usually 10 days, fast that is meant to only be done periodically.
      Because the Master Cleanse is a fast, there will be some pretty drastic weight loss initially. The weight loss surprises many people and scares some into quitting early. However, it is important to note that the Master Cleanse will not cause you to lose weight unhealthily. Yes, it will promote healthy fat loss. There will be a few pounds of fat shed on the diet, this is good.
      But do know that the Master Cleanse is not designed to use as a weight loss diet. That is not its intention at all. It promotes health, and it will promote the loss of fat, but the Master Cleanse is a detoxification diet.
      The Master Cleanse, used appropriately, and in the right intervals, is extremely healthy and will help to cleanse your body. But the majority of the year you will not be on the Master Cleanse and during these times it is important to practice good eating habits.
      The Real Weight Loss Comes After You Finish The Master Cleanse
      What the Master Cleanse does do in the long run in terms of weight loss is promote craving control. The Master Cleanse requires much discipline in the first place, a valuable lesson to learn since controlling cravings is all about discipline, and the nutrition being taken in during the Master Cleanse also promotes craving control. This is greatly to your advantage.
      By using the Master Cleanse, you will be better able to control your cravings even when you are not on the Master Cleanse, allowing you to be able to cut those pounds and be healthier throughout the year.
      By having a good diet program and watching what you eat you will be able to lose weight successfully, keep it off, and promote more health benefits even when you are not actively on the Master Cleanse.
      I don't think you can buy it in the UK not in Tesco's thats for sure

  50. QUESTION:
    What are some easy cleansing diets to follow?
    so yeah...i was just wondering if anyone knew of some cleansing diets that were (somewhat) easy to follow...i really need to cleanse my body...after everything thats gone in it...i cant imagine what its like!

    • ANSWER:
      Find information on the "abs diet" it's good for cleansing!!!


good cleansing diets

How To Detoxify Liver

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    How can i detoxify/decongest my liver naturally for clearer skin and overall well being?
    I was told that if i detox/decongest my liver that i'll have clearer skin because the skin is a major outlet of everything else that is going on in your body.Right now i'm doing a colon cleanse kit.I just started.Will this interfere with naturally cleansing my liver or can i continue to take them?So how can i naturally detoxify my liver for clearer skin and overall well being?

    • ANSWER:
      I'm sorry to be a downer, but the alternative medicine claims that your body needs "detox" are false. Your liver is incredibly efficient at removing things that shouldn't be there. You don't need anything special to remove things.

      Drink lots of water. You don't need to drink aloe juice, and colon cleansing can be dangerous to the bacterial flora in your intestines. I wouldn't recommend it.

      You should see a dermatologist if you want to help clear your skin up. I went through about 15 prescription medicines that did nothing until I got Accutane, which worked perfectly. Each person is a little different.

  2. QUESTION:
    How can i detoxify/decongest my liver naturally for clearer skin and overall well being?
    I was told that if i detox/decongest my liver that i'll have clearer skin because the skin is a major outlet of everything else that is going on in your body.Right now i'm doing a colon cleanse kit.I just started.Will this interfere with naturally cleansing my liver or can i continue to take them?So how can i naturally detoxify my liver for clearer skin and overall well being?

    • ANSWER:
      We have Top quality Health and fitness products that will meet your specific liver nutrient need. Since we use the products my skin is totally different! Please contact us and we will send you this information;

  3. QUESTION:
    How to detox liver in a natural way?
    I've been reading some stuff about natural products that can help to detoxify your liver, anyone know anything about this or know where I can find out more?

    • ANSWER:
      The best (and easiest and cheapest!) thing you can do is to eat a diet of at least 75% raw foods. (Fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds, fresh juices, lots of filtered water.)

      Keep the colon clean to facilitate toxin elimination from the liver: Eating plenty of raw fibrous vegetables, like carrots, celery and cauliflower, will sweep out your colon nicely.

      Foods high in Vitamin K (leafy greens, alfalfa sprouts) are especially beneficial.

      Eat plenty of raw almonds, Brazil nuts, coconut, walnuts, cashews, sunflower seeds, or pumpkin seeds. These contain arginine, an amino acid which helps to detoxify ammonia, a by-product of protein digestion which accumulates in the liver.

  4. QUESTION:
    How can I detoxify my Liver?
    I'm looking for something that I can do to detoxify my Liver to help with my acne.

    • ANSWER:
      raw dark green leafy vegetables,especially dandelion greens.
      if you will go to the video below and forward it to about the 10min mark the guy will tell you what he ate for his acne.
      and you are right. i was to detox his liver.

  5. QUESTION:
    Does the central vein of the liver carry away wastes or purified blood?
    I know that the liver detoxifies the blood and processes the nutrients from food, but where does all of that go? Through the central vein, or out of the liver by some other means? Or does the central vein carry only pure, "clean" blood?
    Thanks, what happens to the wastes?
    To clarify: the toxins and other wastes the hepatocytes filter out.

    • ANSWER:
      no such thing as the central vein. Portal vein carries blood to the liver to be filters. Hepatic veins carry blood away from the liver post filtration.

  6. QUESTION:
    Whats the most fast and result promising way to Detoxify yourself naturally?
    I need to detoxify, To begin my new year
    I want to do it naturally, i don't no wear to start.

    • ANSWER:
      Let your liver and kidneys do what they are designed to do.

  7. QUESTION:
    what are the natural remedies to detoxify mercury/led from the body?
    what are the natural remedies to detoxify mercury/led from the body? Since DMSA pulls it out too fast and while you are on SSRI, its not a good feeling. Garlic is thought to speed up the natural detoxification process

    Cilantro? Chlorella? Do they even work?
    Also, which one would not interact with Celexa SSRI?

    • ANSWER:
      There is nothing in alternative medicine that will 'detox' mercury or lead. 'Detox' in this respect is a scam. You don't have mercury or lead poisoning anyway. Garlic will have no 'speed up' effect on liver or kidney function.

      -------
      EDIT: I should have mentioned to beware of detox scams, the internet is abound with them. First they alarm you that you are full of accumulated 'toxins', they they will try to sell you some quack remedy with no proper science to support it. Stay skeptical.

      From Wiki:
      "Body cleansing and detoxification have been referred to as an elaborate hoax used by con artists to cure nonexistent illnesses. Most doctors contend that the 'toxins' in question do not even exist.[16][17] In response, alternative medicine proponents frequently cite heavy metals or pesticides as the source of toxification, however no evidence exists that detoxification approaches have a measurable effect on these or any other chemical levels. Medical experts state that body cleansing is unnecessary as the human body is naturally capable of maintaining itself, with several organs dedicated to cleansing the blood and gut."
      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Body_cleansing

      If you had mercury or lead poisoning, you would be extremely sick.

      -------
      EDIT: These things have been mentioned below:

      Ionic Detox Footbath = SCAM! Read: http://www.chem1.com/CQ/FootBathBunk.html

      Bentonite clay for detox = SCAM! Read: http://skeptoid.com/episodes/4083

      @Janie - you don't need to be an expert in alt med to identify scams and lack of evidence!

  8. QUESTION:
    What is a good diet for liver functionality?
    My father in law has been a 25 year alcoholic, and the doctor has convinced him to stop. His liver is still about 30 percent operational, but the doctors say like they do not know what type of diet or vitamin supplements he should take to help with functionality. Even the dieticians are stumped. QUACKS!

    • ANSWER:
      A healthy way to help your liver naturally detoxify is to eat cruciferous vegetables. These include: broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, Brussels sprouts, kale, watercress, and radish. 5-7 servings per week from this category. A serving is one cup for leafy greens such as kale and a half-cup for the other vegetables listed. These foods can help your body produce enzymes, which aid in detoxification.

  9. QUESTION:
    What are some ways to detoxify your body without chemicals?
    I'm not doing any of that chemical cleanser or enema stuff. What are some other ways to detoxify? I've be drinking distilled water, which seems to work great.

    • ANSWER:
      The amino acid cysteine bonds with heavy metals, so adding cysteine to your diet as a supplement or as a food is a very good idea. The wiki entry has a listing of different foods that contain higher levels of cysteine (eggs are a personal favorite of mine, for instance - good sources of protein, good source of nutrition, taste great).

      Without water you can't flush anything out, so drink lots of water. Sweating, preferably through excercise, and urination are the only ways you can "flush" anything out of your system (in the way that you mean flush).

      Most chemical cleansers are combinations of different herbs that have diuretic properties. If you consume an herb that makes your urinate more, you will drink more water. Ergo, the flush. That said, why not just drink water? You're on the right track, there. Herbs are drugs, and you should be careful about what drugs you put into your body. Just because they're natural doesn't mean they're safe. Caffeine is a diuretic - drink some coffee or an energy drink if you need that kind've thing.

      Water doesn't have to be distilled - as long as its reasonably clean you're okay. Your body has built in purifiers (liver, kidneys, etc), and they can handle some trace elements and a bit of salt in your water.

      Enemas are a waste of time, as far as "cleansing" or "flushing" goes.

      Saul

      EDIT: Do NOT eat 2 cups of nutmeg! WTF are you thinking? This will accelerate your heart, could potentially make you feel like fainting or like your chest is pounding or your heart is in your throaght, you will probably get the sweats.... this is a reallly really really really bad idea. Nutmeg is an herb that is used as a spice, and is to be used carefully when cooking, and certainly not to be used in large quantities!

      Jeez... just be safe, okay? You can purify your body by eating less processed foods (no fast food!), drinking lots of water, getting plenty of good sleep, and excercising at a healthy level for your age and medical condition. There are no silver bullets, no magic compounds that will "do it all" for you, no electroshock therapy treatments at a spa that will "purify" you, it takes some dedication but it can be done.

      There are a lot of people who want to take shortcuts, who don't want to spend the time it takes to do it right. These shortcuts are either ineffective, fraudulent, or dangerous. 'Nuff said.

  10. QUESTION:
    How long does it take your liver to detox?
    I've been unhealthy for a while now. I eat fast food, take sleep aids, and drink alcohol on a regular basis.
    Bottom line, my liver isn't in peak condition.

    My question is how long does it take the liver to naturally cleanse itself? Does the length of an unhealthy lifestyle complicate the process?

    • ANSWER:
      You've been sucked into a bunch of garbage pseudoscience. Your liver is constantly detoxifying the substances you put into it. Within a few hours of consuming alcohol, your liver has broken it down to harmless compounds and prepared it for excretion from the body.
      Stop thinking in terms of "cleansing" the body. You've been abusing your body with this disgusting lifestyle, but that doesn't mean that you're "dirty," only that your body is overworked and run-down.

  11. QUESTION:
    What is the best way to detoxify your body at home?
    What is the best possible way to cleanse my body/clear the colon of toxins or to detoxify due to stressors, pollutants, toxins, and other such things?

    • ANSWER:
      Anyone interested in detoxifying their body might think about paying a little more attention to their body and less attention to the people trying to get their money. The body already has nature's most effective detoxification system. It's called the liver. The liver changes the chemical structure of foreign compounds so they can be filtered out of the blood by the kidneys, which then excrete them in the urine.

  12. QUESTION:
    How effective is milk thistle for liver problems?
    Also, can anyone suggest any other things good for the liver. Thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      "Liver problems" is quite a vague term. There is no good evidence to demonstrate that milk thistle has any detoxifying or enhancing effects on the liver. Some studies have looked at Milk thistle in people who have Hep B and C and people with alcoholic liver issues, but it hasn't been found to have any medicinal effects.

  13. QUESTION:
    How long will it take my liver to heal?
    Hi,

    I was recently on some fairly heavy medication that can damage your liver. Just had a liver function test and been told my liver is borderline. No treatment required but the meds have been stopped. I haven't drunk since being on the meds, I don't normally drink much to begin with. How long will it take my liver to go from borderline to normal?

    Is there anything I can do to help my liver along with healing?

    • ANSWER:
      You might want to do a green juice fast (google Victoria Boutenko for more information). raw leafy greens help to detoxify the body. and make sure you're drinking plenty of water.

  14. QUESTION:
    Is it good to detoxify? If so, what detoxification supplement can be taken?
    I have heard a lot of people talking about detoxifying their body. Is it good to that? Is there something better one can do to feel energized and healthy? If detoxifying the body is good to do, what is the best detoxification process to take? Please help me and thank you.

    • ANSWER:
      Detoxing your body is a great thing to do if you have been abusing it. That doesn't have to mean lots of alcohol or drugs, just that you have been loading it up with more toxins than your body can handle. You also need to consider whether you spend a lot of your time in a toxic environment - big cities, lots of exhaust fumes, industries near where you live pumping out crap into the air you breathe, contaminated drinking water ...

      The body uses the liver and kidneys in particular to process and eliminate toxins. Too much and these organs cannot cope, so your body stores them in fat.

      I've never taken supplements to detox, although I have friends and relatives who have used them and agree they help. Metagenics is the brand that they use, and they provide you with a booklet giving you a program and diet to follow.

      You can, however, detox just by changing your diet for about 6 weeks. If you want detailed info Dr Sandra Cabot wrote two books for the Liver and Bowel Cleansing diet, including plenty of recipes.

      As a start, here is what a general detox diet looks like:

      - Eliminate wheat and dairy
      - Eliminate gluten - rice, millet, tapioca, soy products are okay
      - Eat only fish and chicken as meat products, but not tuna, and try to get organic chicken or at least chicken that has not been fed hormones or treated with a lot of chemicals
      - Avoid peanuts, but almonds are very good
      - Eat eggs, chickpeas, and other legumes to keep your protein up
      - Avoid tinned and other highly processed foods
      - Eat plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables, but not bananas, and keep fruit to 2 or 3 pieces a day
      - Avoid cane sugar, use substitutes such as fructose or concentrated apple juice
      - Drink plenty of water to help flush out the toxins, try for filtered or natural spring water
      - No caffeine, and FYI green tea has caffeine in it
      - No alcohol, cigarettes, or other manufactured pharmaceuticals

      There is nothing wrong with taking on this diet anyway, even if you are not detoxing. I have found that I feel lighter after a meal and have more energy overall.

      To make sticking to the diet easier, I allow myself to have a meal a week where I don't worry about the diet.

      To find recipes, you can search on google, particularly good are gluten free recipes - it's amazing how many foods and products contain gluten.

      As for detox diets that identify a few specific foods or products that will perform the detox alone, without any change to your diet, I haven't tried any. I have my doubts that it is that simple.

      You can also take the detox diet a step further and eliminate all animal products. If you are going to try that method, then you need to be very careful to ensure that you have enough protein in your diet. It means you will need to eat a lot of legumes and nuts as substitutes.

      Good luck.

  15. QUESTION:
    Whats the best way to strengthen the liver?
    I have been suffering from body odour since my childhood. I had to face isolation, loniliness, bullying and many other bad things. I have shower every day but it doesn't seem to help. My confidence and self esteem has depleted and i seem to be more depressed. Recently i found out that my liver is weak. Whats the best way to strengthen the liver?

    • ANSWER:
      I would suggest a couple things:

      Go to your local health food store or co-op and ask a salesclerk for help purchasing:
      -a natural effective deodorant
      -chlorophyll capsules or liquid, this is the "green" from plants and it helps detoxify and deodorize the body

      If you really want to strengthen the liver beyond that, look into milk thistle, turmeric, buplureum, or NAC as supplements. I think the two items above would do enough.

      Good luck :)

      PS - If you eat a lot of garlic in your diet, make sure to eat lots of parsley too as the chlorophyll and aromatic oils in parsley will help balance the garlic.

  16. QUESTION:
    Can someone give me a website or recipe for a liver detox?
    Is it crucial to do a colon and kidney detox before undergoing the liver detox? Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      It isn't crucial to detox at all.
      The idea of detoxifying or purifying the body of harmful substances has been around for centuries and cycles back into popularity now and again.

      We are not full of toxins, the body and the colon are self cleansing.
      season”, health specialists say that people’s drive to purge their bodies of toxins can, in fact, be harmful.

      Catherine Collins, chief dietician at St George’s Hospital in southwest London, said she saw dozens of patients suffering side-effects ranging from bowel problems to potassium depletion. “There is a fixation with the notion that we can detoxify the body through what we eat and drink, but the whole idea has no scientific basis,” said Dr Collins.

  17. QUESTION:
    Does anyone know where I can find a complete list of liver functions?
    I need a complete list of the functions of a liver. I have only been able to find website that only listed a few. Please help!

    • ANSWER:
      The liver does over 500 functions and I have not been able to find a complete listing anywhere, either.
      However, this gives a short version of what the liver does:
      REGULATION, SYNTHESIS, SECRETION, STORAGE, PURIFICATION, TRANSFORMATION, AND CLEARANCE

      Here is my list:
      *Metabolizes proteins, fats, and carbohydrates, thus providing energy and nutrients
      * Produces Proteins and monitors the supply and demand of proteins
      *Stores vitamins, minerals, and sugars
      *Filters the blood and helps remove harmful chemicals and bacteria
      *Creates bile which breaks down fats
      *Helps to assimilate and store fat soluble vitamins (A, E, D, K)
      *Stores extra blood which can be quickly released when needed
      *Creates serum proteins which maintain fluid balance and act as carriers
      *Helps maintain electrolyte and water balance
      *Creates immune substances such as gamma globulin
      *Breaks down and eliminates excess hormones
      *Vascular (blood management)
      *Provides blood clotting factors
      *Breaks down ammonia (and other toxins) created in the colon by bacteria; thus preventing death
      *Helps to maintain blood pressure
      *Constructs cholesterol and estrogen, reconstructs hormones
      *Humanizes nutrients, metabolizes protein, carbohydrates, fat for energy
      *Synthesizes urea, constructs blood protein, interconverts amino acids
      *Constructs 50,000 systems of enzymes to govern metabolic activity throughout the body
      *Removes damaged red blood cells
      *Converts the thyroid hormone thyroxine (T4) into it more active form triiodothyronine (T3).
      *Creates GTF (Glucose Tolerance Factor) from chromium, niacin and possibly glutathione.
      *Manufactures bile salts which emulsify fats and the fat-soluble vitamins A, D, E, and K for proper absorption.
      *The liver also removes some fat-soluble toxins from the body.
      *Activates B vitamins into their biologically active coenzyme forms. Virtually every nutrient must be biotransformed by the liver into its proper biochemical form before the nutrient can be stored, transported or used in cellular metabolism.
      *Stores various nutrients, especially A, D, B-12 and iron for release as needed. Also stores copper and zinc
      * If a patient loses large quantities of blood the liver can shunt whole blood with all of its constituents into the general circulation (Liver has approx 15% of all blood in the body at any given time.
      *Manufactures carnitine from lysine and other nutrients. Carnitine is the only known bionutrient which can escort fats into the mitochondria
      where they are used to generate ATP energy. The mitochondria generate 90% of the ATP energy at the cellular level.
      *Converts lactic acid from a toxic waste to an important storage fuel. Lactic acid is produced when glucose is metabolized through the energy production cycle. When excessive levels accumulate, you experience sore muscles. A healthy liver will extract lactic acid from the bloodstream and convert it into the reserve endurance fuel, glycogen.
      *Serves as the main glucose buffer, preventing high or low extremes of blood sugar. The liver is the key regulator of blood sugar between meals due to its manufacture, storage, and release of glycogen, the starch form of glucose. When blood sugar is low, a healthy liver converts stored glycogen into glucose, releasing it into the bloodstream to raise blood sugar levels. When blood sugar is high, a healthy liver will convert the excess into stored glycogen or fat.
      *Chief regulator of protein metabolism. The liver converts different amino acids into each other as needed.
      *Produces cholesterol and converts it into the various forms needed for blood transport.
      *Converts essential fatty acids such as GLA, EPA, and DHA into the lipoprotein forms necessary to allow transport via the bloodstream to the 50 trillion cells requiring fatty acids.
      *Main poison-detoxifying organ in the body. The liver must break down every substance toxic to the body including metabolic wastes, insecticide and pesticide residues, drugs, alcohol, etc. Failure of this function will usually cause death in 12 to 24 hours.
      *Removes ammonia, a toxic by-product of animal protein metabolism, from the body.
      *Breaks down hormones after they have served their function. i.e., if the liver does not break down insulin fast enough, hypoglycemia results because the circulating insulin continues to lower blood sugar.
      *The liver is vital to a host of other metabolic functions, but this brief overview should serve to illustrate the central role the liver plays in maintaining good health and the importance of implementing life-style change if necessary.
      * one/third of the manufacture of lymph is done in the liver. Lymph carries proteins, sodium, potassium and other minerals around the body, besides protecting the body to neutralise bacterial and pathogens.
      * Stress hormones, such as adrenalin is stored in the liver for up to a year. The presents of stored adrenalin in the liver may add to emotional im

  18. QUESTION:
    Can anyone provide me simple and effective colon & liver cleanse recipe please?
    Hi there,
    I am thinking to do a liver cleanse 1st time in my 24 years of my life.After reading a lot of articles,I have learnt that it it is ideal to perform a colon cleanse before doing a liver cleanse.I am hoping that it will be help me in lose weight and also help me with my acne problems.I would really appreciate it if anyone have a simple and effective homemade recipe.Thank you.

    • ANSWER:
      The best way to detox is to get hold of a liver. Oh, you have one? Great.
      Now just stand there and let it detoxify your body. Partner it with some kidneys and you've got the most efficient body detox system known to man.
      And you don't even have to wait for it to come in the mail, or give a credit card number!
      There is no build up of bad plaque, toxins, or sludge in a normal, reasonably healthy system.
      If this was the case we would have people dying left and right from malnutrition since their small intestines couldn't absorb nutrients.
      The majority of the water from food and what we drink is reabsorbed through the colon, if our colons were clogged we would all be walking around looking like sponges right?
      Detoxing is ridding the system - liver, kidneys, and intestines of toxins both internal and environmental. Our liver and kidneys aren't clogged with toxins. Otherwise we would be dead.
      The liver does in fact get layered with fat if we become overweight.
      We "cleanse and detox" naturally 24 hours a day through respiration, sweat, liver, kidneys, urine, and feces.
      We can help by eating a healthy diet with minimal added sugar and salt.
      Lots of fresh fruit, vegetables, whole grain foods, lean meat cuts, fresh fish, beans, peas, brown rice, raw nuts, and barley keep a system as healthy and as clean as it can be.
      Minimal alcohol, caffeine, soda.
      Read food labels. If you can't pronounce it, don't put it in your body.
      A healthy high fiber diet works every time. Increases the speed and efficiency of the digestive system and helps the body rid itself of both internal and environmental toxins.
      Cleanses actually flush out the beneficial bacteria and enzymes in the digestive system.
      Search "gut flora" to learn about the beneficial bacteria we need in our colon.
      We have more beneficial bacteria in our digestive systems than all the cells in our bodies!
      Did you know the digestive system is one of the largest contributors to our immune system?
      Spend your money in the produce department to speed your detox.
      A healthy diet will also help the acne.
      Good luck and good health.

  19. QUESTION:
    What is good to flush the liver of toxins?
    My x just died if liver disease..he drank hard all his life..I mean all day..i drink beer..but have always worked all day..I am not as bad as he was but still worry,,is there anything i can drink or eat to protect or flush toxins?

    • ANSWER:
      Misfit -
      as a rule we are not able to reverse the damage to our livers through drug, alcohol and food abuse.
      Your best bet is to start a healthy diet and exercise program. The body is designed to detoxify itself 24 hours per day if given the chance.
      If you can cut back on the toxins going in you will allow the liver to focus on the toxins created through normal body function.
      Good luck dear. Sorry for your loss.

  20. QUESTION:
    What is a good way to detoxify your body at home?
    I want to start off the new year right. And wanted to know what is a good way to detoxify your body.
    This is just so i can get an idea of how to make my life healthier. I don't do drugs or drink so i'm not doing this because of those things. i just want to feel better and loose some weight.

    • ANSWER:
      I've taken these entries from a website (source below) and re-arranged them to meet your needs. If you click on the link below I've omitted some that weren't "useful". Good luck

      1. Eat plenty of fiber, including brown rice and organically-grown fresh fruits and vegetables. Beets, radishes, artichokes, cabbage, broccoli, spirulina, chlorella, and seaweed are excellent detoxifying foods.

      2. Take vitamin C, which helps the body produce glutathione, a liver compound that drives away toxins.

      3. Drink at least 2 quarts of water daily.

      4. Breathe deeply to allow oxygen to circulate more completely through your system.

      5. Transform stress by emphasizing positive emotions.

      6. Practice hydrotherapy by taking a very hot shower for five minutes, allowing the water to run on your back. Follow with cold water for 30 seconds. Do this three times, and then get into bed for 30 minutes.

      btw, Merry Christmas

  21. QUESTION:
    How can I improve my liver function?
    I think I may have a sluggish/poorly functioning liver, because I have acne, I am fatigued a lot, I have digestion problems, I don't tolerate fatty foods well, I am very sensitive to caffeine, I get headaches for unexplainable reasons, excessive body odor even though I shower every morning and wear deodorant, which all of those I have read are symptoms of a sluggish liver.

    What can I do to improve my liver function?

    • ANSWER:
      It sounds like you definitely have a very sluggish, slow liver. Our livers are the work horses of our bodies. I had breast cancer a couple of years ago, and when you take chemotherapy, it damages the liver to a certain extent. My naturopathic doctor told me that People/Me should clean out our Livers 2 (twice) a year. In the spring, so that we are healthy throughout the summer months, and then in the fall in October so we are as healthy as possible before the winter months come. There are many natural supplements at Health food stores & Drug stores. One that is very good is called Liver Flush, and it helps to detoxify the liver while promoting liver Tissue regeneration. There is also a supplement called Milk Thistle & the active ingredient in it is called Silymarin and this supplement also helps to regenerate new Liver cells within a month. When you take these supplements you only need to take them for One Month. This is all the time it takes to regenerate new Liver cells. So try to do this in April and October of each year and you will feel much better. You will have more energy, your acne will get better, you will Not have as many headaches. For your digestion problems, you should buy/get a bottle of Digestive enzymes and take 2 capusules before each meal. It really does help to digest your meals. As we get older our bodies do not make as many enzymes and it is much harder to digest all the food we eat. Salads/leafy greens, fruits and vegetables have tons of natural enzymes, but you did not mention if you eat alot of salads, or fruits or vegetables to get the enzymes naturally.

  22. QUESTION:
    Does green apple really help to detoxify your body?
    Does green apple really help to detoxify your body? It tastes a bit sour than red apple.

    • ANSWER:
      No, your body is perfectly capable of "detoxing" and "cleansing" itself, that's what your kidneys, liver, and other organs are for. In fact, most "detox" diets do more harm to your bodies ability to cleanse toxins then just eating a normal diet.

  23. QUESTION:
    milk thistle vitamin pills cause stomach discomfort?
    I am trying to detoxify my liver, my doctor says my liver is not functioning optimally, so i took some milk thistle and my stomach (or something else inside)feels horrible. Should i keep on taking them?

    • ANSWER:
      I have never had any problems with milk thistle. Some say when you detox and your body it starts to release toxins and you may feel a bit strange. When I do candida cleanses may body feels strange for the first couple days. You may also have an allergy to that type of plant.

  24. QUESTION:
    Does cleansing your liver help you lose weight?
    I've been trying to lose weight for a while now with some success but i heard that If you cleanse your liver you will lose weight faster is this true?

    • ANSWER:
      Every gastrointestinal specialist I know laughs until they cry when people ask about colon and liver cleansing.

      Your body has its own detoxifying process. If you drink enough water, eat fruits and vegetables, fiber and lean protein, your liver (and other organs) will be able to their jobs. You should also avoid artificial ingredients (anything that looks like you need a chemistry degree to read it) and excess fat.

      The liver, kidneys, colon, and skin are involved in detoxing your body and they normally do it very well. Unless you have a specific medical condition where your physician tells you to do a cleansing or detox diet, you should simply eat healthy, get sufficient exercise and sleep, and drink plenty of water.

      Congratulations on your weight loss! Don't try to lose too quickly. It may help to remember that if you're overweight, you didn't become so in a few months. Most people gain weight slowly over years, and it can take almost that long to take it off again.

  25. QUESTION:
    What is a good and cheap liver flush?
    I would like to find a liver flush that is easy to use. Where can I find one?

    • ANSWER:
      There is no such thing as a safe and approved liver flush product.
      The best way to cleanse and detox is to get hold of a liver. Oh, you have one? Great.
      Now just stand there and let it detoxify your body. Partner it with some kidneys and you've got the most efficient body cleanse and detox system known to man.
      There is no build up of bad plaque, toxins, or sludge in a normal, reasonably healthy system.
      If this was the case we would have people dying left and right from malnutrition since their small intestines couldn't absorb nutrients. The majority of the water from food and what we drink is reabsorbed through the colon, if our colons were clogged we would all be walking around looking like sponges right?
      Detoxing is ridding the system - liver, kidneys, and intestines of toxins both internal and environmental. Our liver and kidneys aren't clogged with toxins. Otherwise we would be dead. The liver does in fact get layered with fat if we become overweight.
      We "cleanse and detox" naturally 24 hours a day through respiration, sweat, liver, kidneys, urine, and feces.
      We can help by eating a healthy diet with minimal processed and refined foods. They are loaded with additives, concentrates, and preservatives mostly in added sugars and salts.
      Lots of fresh fruit, vegetables, whole grain foods, lean meat cuts, fresh fish, beans, peas, brown rice, raw nuts, and barley keep a system as healthy and as clean as it can be.
      Minimal alcohol, caffeine, soda.
      Read food labels. If you can't pronounce it, don't put it in your body.
      A healthy high fiber diet of whole fresh foods works every time. Increases the speed and efficiency of the digestive system and helps the body rid itself of both normal internal and environmental toxins.
      Cleanses actually flush out the beneficial bacteria and enzymes in the digestive system.
      We have more beneficial bacteria in our digestive systems than all the cells in our bodies.
      A healthy digestive system is one of the largest contributors to our immune system.
      Spend your money in the produce department to speed your detox.
      Good luck and good health.

  26. QUESTION:
    The liver plays an important role by detoxifying many compounds in the body.?
    Which organelle would you expect to find in high quantities in the liver, and why?

    • ANSWER:
      peroxisomes. Their major function is to rid the body of toxic peroxides using special enzymes unique to it.

  27. QUESTION:
    What is the best diet for a "fatty" liver?
    I have multiple lipomas (benign fatty bumps) that I understand are due to a "sluggish" liver. What diet will help get and keep my liver healthy?

    • ANSWER:
      The best (and easiest and cheapest!) thing you can do is to eat a diet of at least 75% raw foods. (Fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds, fresh juices, lots of filtered water.)

      Keep the colon clean to facilitate toxin elimination from the liver: Eating plenty of raw fibrous vegetables, like carrots, celery and cauliflower, will sweep out your colon nicely.

      Foods high in Vitamin K (leafy greens, alfalfa sprouts) are especially beneficial.

      Eat plenty of raw almonds, Brazil nuts, coconut, walnuts, cashews, sunflower seeds, or pumpkin seeds. These contain arginine, an amino acid which helps to detoxify ammonia, a by-product of protein digestion.

      Best of luck.

  28. QUESTION:
    Does Hair of the Dog Energy Drink really detox your liver?
    If so, what are the ingredients that detoxify?

    • ANSWER:
      Detoxification is a myth spread by people who have something to sell you.

      If you are exposed to toxins, those toxins will be eliminated by your liver, but in the process they will kill some of your liver cells. Nothing will bring them back to life. They will turn over and be replaced, but if you kill too many too quickly, scarring and other damage will occur that does not heal.

  29. QUESTION:
    does taking vitamins and supplements damage your liver?
    i am currently taking vitamins like D3 and supplements like oregano oil and grape fruit extract and garlic and other stuff. i wanna know if they harm your liver. if they do, why?

    • ANSWER:
      Caitlyn,

      Most everything is detoxified by your liver and excreted by your kidneys. Supplements can damage the livers, particularly of patients who have an undiagnosed liver issue anyway. The best course of action is to consult your physician and your pharmacist. The problem is often not one component of your supplements, but the fact that many of these supplements have never been studied when given in combination. It's best to check. Best wishes.

  30. QUESTION:
    How many days would I need to fast for body detoxification?
    I want to detoxify by doing a juice fast, how many days would detoxification take? Is there a way to properly fast? Is a juice fast better than a water fast?

    • ANSWER:
      Your liver, kidneys and colon detox your body just fine without fasting or special teas or any of that stuff. The body is an efficient self cleaning mechanism.

      Fasting is an individual experience. Some take nothing but water. Some allow a little bread. Some drink a little juice or tea. It is totally up to you to decide what you will or will not eat/drink when you fast or how long you choose to fast.

  31. QUESTION:
    what happens to the immune system during liver cancer?
    i.e are there any changes occuring to the liver cells and its immune system?

    • ANSWER:
      Hi Ricky,

      I agree with Memere RN/BA, at no point does the immune system ever attack cancer cells, but it does attack chemo.

      The official story on cancer is that cancer is a horrible disease that either comes out of no-where or is genetic; doctors often tell people that if their parents had cancer, then they are at greater risk! (Despite the fact that in certain areas such as Okinawa, cancer was unheard of until McDonalds showed up!) Thankfully, heroic pharmaceutical companies are doing everything they can to find a cure, and if people just keep donating to cancer research, a cure is just around the corner!

      In reality, cancer is a perfectly normal part of a healthy body. The subconscious mind orders the creation of millions of new cancer cells every day. They work hand in hand with the immune system. So it's little bit silly when someone says 'I've got cancer!'. We've all got cancer!

      However the medical establishment can only detect cancer cells when there are over a billion in the body. Then they say 'You've got cancer!', and if the number falls below a billion they say 'You're cancer free!, but watch out, your cancer might come back!' (as if it went anywhere!).

      So what is the purpose of cancer? When there is a build-up of toxins in a part of the body, and the immune system is unable to deal with it, cancer cells rush to the area to isolate the toxins so that they can't spread to the heart, brain or other areas. So cancer is a defence mechanism, that protects your body. No one has ever died of cancer cells! Personally, I'm grateful that my body is full of cancer!

      These areas of the body that cancer cells have quarantined are known as tumours. They also contain white blood cells called T-cells that are dealing with the problem (the build up of toxins), but at no point do the T-cells ever attack the cancer cells, because they know that they're the good-guys!

      On average we all have 3 tumours during the course of our lives that are dealt with by our bodies under the direction of our subconscious minds, without us ever consciously realizing it!

      Sometimes however, the body is unable to deal with this build up of toxins, and the tumour grows or a new tumour appears in another part of the body as 'the cancer spreads', and the person needs to consciously take action. One of the most effective treatments is Gerson Therapy. The reason that Gerson Therapy is so effective in curing this condition is that it detoxifies the body through coffee enemas and a detox diet, as well as boosts the immune system, through fresh fruit and vegetable juices.

      For information on Gerson therapy, watch 'The Beautiful Truth' on youtube.

      Now for the bad news! The cancer industry is a multi-billion dollar industry!, and the last thing that the pharmaceutical companies want is healthy, informed people!

      So oncologists are told by the pharmaceutical companies to sell chemotherapy, radiation and surgery while the American Cancer Association (owned by the Rockefeller family, that also own large pharmaceutical companies) discredits Gerson Therapy.

      Chemo, by the way is one of the worlds top causes of death. After all, that's what it's designed to do, it's a mixture of toxins designed to kill cells! Oncologists try to use it to kill the tissue around cancer cells but despite the efforts of the immune system and cancer cells it gets into the bloodstream and kills cells all over the body (that's why chemotherapy victims often lose their hair).

      Interestingly, in a recent survey, 85% of oncologists said that they would never use chemotherapy on themselves or a member of their own family.

  32. QUESTION:
    Detoxifying body tips after quitting smoking?
    I want to quit smoking. I set the date this week and i want to quit forever. I've been smoking 1 pack a day for nearly 10 years. I can hardly breathe even though i am only 26. I cough up all the time. My nose is running alll day literally. Been like this for years.. My skin is so tired and dirty looking and is covered with cystic acne which m my dermatologist says it's a sign my body is poisoned on the inside. I am lethargic and tired all day.

    Will the harm be undone after i quit?

    How long will it take?

    Any tips to clean my body on the inside and detoxify my cells from the dirt accumulated from years of smoking ?

    • ANSWER:
      When im feeling like ive bein living excessively i detox by only eating good healthy food for like 3 days, loads of greens an salad, no carbs. Have a berocca each morning they r great for energy. Take "milk thistle" one or two a day, these protect ur liver, which is effected by smoking and drinking. Squeeze half a lemon into ur bottle of water, its delicious and a natural antioxidant....and up the fluids...green tea is gud for flushing toxins too, and is lovely aswel.

  33. QUESTION:
    How long does it take to get better from using herbs like chinese herbs?
    essiac tea to clean the blood and body...... liver cleaning stuff and pineal and pituitary cleaning drops
    guggul extract to help with hormones
    ive been taking them for 7 months for cleansing the whole body but mostly for depression...anyone know how long itll take to get better? doesnt 7 months seem like a long time? and i dont drink or anything try to eat properly so as not to contradict any benefits of the herbs.....do i still need to wait or does 7 months seem like enough time to quit now?

    • ANSWER:
      Hi Gurjit

      The best way to cleanse your system is with a colon cleanse. Then do a liver cleanse afterwards. You need to educate yourself on detoxifying the body through these cleanses. DO these programs on herbdoc.com (or another site) and your life will change. Take charge or your health and you'll be in control of your destiny!

      Best of health to you

  34. QUESTION:
    Can someone explain the digestive system to me in simple terms?
    I'm doing the digestive system and the alimentary canal in school, but to be honest, the textbook has really complicated, long sentences, and the internet isn't helping any.

    I know the basics of what happens, but I would like a walk through please.

    Also, what are simple definitions of:
    The Liver
    The Kidney
    Appendix

    ?
    Thank you!

    • ANSWER:
      In simple terms?

      The digestive system consists of a complex tube through which ingested food passes. It is subjected to physical digestion (mouth) followed by chemical digestion (stomach), both of which reduce the food to basic molecules which are then absorbed (intestine) and detoxified (liver). Any materials not absorbed are concentrated (by reabsorption of water) and removed as waste products (colon).

      Along the way, enzymes (pancreas, stomach) and emulsifiers (gall bladder) are added to help chemically digest the food.

      The definitions you can look up ...

  35. QUESTION:
    Has anyone ever used Niacin to detoxify your body?
    I heard Niacin is used to detoxify all the toxins that you have ingested, consumed and or inhaled. Has anyone used this product to clean your system and did it work? I have heard this works for people who gets migranes. Has anyone lost weight using this product? How do you know if the toxins are cleaned out of your system? What have people used this for and where the results what you expected?
    Thanks to all the post and to the mom the nurse, we breath, consume and injest toxins from the air we breath, the foods we eat that have streoids and other additives, second hand smoke, ect.... and as a nurse you should know that. Thanks you Tony T for the web page. Doomjockey and Amy Scrubs thanks for your input also.

    • ANSWER:
      Although Niacin, Vitamin B3 is used to help folks with high cholesterol, it has to be very carefully monitored and adjusted. In high doses it has some very unsavory side effects, such as skin rashes and heart arrythmias. If it gets bad enough, it can even cause liver failure. There have been scientific studies done on it's ability to "flush" a system but they haven't found any benefit. What they have found is that in the normal person the side effects and toxicity prove far more dangerous than any benefit they might have. For the average person there are no toxins that you need concern yourself with trying to remove, and really none you can remove with things available for sale. The digestive system is a self cleaning system, set up to absorb nutrients from what you've eaten. It doesn't allow things to flow into the system from the other direction. The job of waste removal from the blood falls to the liver and kidneys, which is where any intake of B3 would be dealt with. They would try to remove the excess amounts you took, and in the process likely get overloaded, causing the side effects I mentioned. It's not a good idea to overload them either, since permanent damage is nearly impossible to fix. In cases where somebody has actually gotten a toxic substance into the body, there are methods to attempt to leach it out, using forms of chemotherapy to do it. It's not easy, and it comes with risks all it's own. And finally, there is a portion of the population that is somewhat allergic to the supplemental forms, and their reactions to large doses are really not good. It can make you go blind, even kill you. As a health regimen, taking more than the 100% recommended allowance isn't just not sensible, it's dangerous. You can't clean your system, and more to the point, you don't need to. Do it the old fashioned way, eat right, drink plenty of fluids, and exercise. Your body is designed to function quite well if you do these things, and without any other assistance from you. People live quite well without ever even trying to clean out their insides, and some of those who have tried have died due to their efforts to meddle. Do yourself a favor, don't waste you money on the supplements like this. Just buy good food to eat,and trust your body knows what it needs to do.

  36. QUESTION:
    What is the best method of detoxification besides the Lemonade/Cayenne Pepper thing?
    I want to detox. I have heard of detoxifying foods. I am considering a liquid detox, however, but the lemonade/cayenne pepper thing is just too difficult. I am trying to Jumpstart my weight loss.

    • ANSWER:
      I think the best method of detoxification is to wait and let your liver and kidneys break down and remove any toxins. That's what they're there for.

      Check out this link for more info on "detox": http://www.webmd.com/diet/features/detox-diets-purging-myths

  37. QUESTION:
    Why isn't there a medicine to make the liver just accept alcohol without detoxifying it?
    Someone wants to be drunk all day. Why not drink just one glass of whisky and be drunk for six hours? Why isn't there a drug that makes the liver just pass the alcohol directly to the brain. Alcohol is different than most of the other chemicals that get in the liver so it would be extremely easy to make a drug that prevents the liver of trying to stop it. Why not? Because alcoholics should die if they continue to be alcoholics. Right? Just sayin...

    • ANSWER:
      Alcohol does brain damage too. Didn't you ever see a picture of the brain from an alcoholic who died of liver failure from alcohol abuse? I think you should check it out and you wouldn't be so anxious to bypass the liver and send it to the brain. When the liver takes in too much alcohol for it to handle, that's when it starts affecting the brain and you get drunk. Damage occurs to both organs with long term alcohol abuse. It's hard to make poison harmless to your body. It would solve a lot of problems if we could. Too much poison such as alcohol can destroy vital organs. Alcohol is a toxin to the body. I'm sure any scientist or medical research doctor would be able to explain it to you. I'm neither. If it was that easy, I'm sure it would have been done long ago. People have been trying to come up with ways to protect the liver forever.

  38. QUESTION:
    Are fruit fasts effective and do they work?
    I'm wanting to go on a fruit fast which means eating nothing but fruit for two days to detoxify my body, will this work? Or will I gain weight? I've heard nothing but good things about it but I'm afraid it will be too much sugar i will be consuming low glycemic fruits such as berries,apples,peaches,nectarines and bananas

    • ANSWER:
      "Detox diet" is basically a euphemism for crash diet. You do not need to 'detox' if you have a healthy liver and kidneys; your body eliminates toxins on its own. Detoxes and fasts do not give you enough nutrients or energy, resulting in bad mood, low productivity, etc. You will lose some weight, but probably regain it if you just jump straight into your old eating habits. The best way to 'clean up' your body is to eat healthy and exercise.

      However, planned 'detox' programmes do have some benefits - they alkalise & evacuate your digestive system, as well as teach discipline in eating and allowing you to kick-start a long term diet plan. One that I have personally tried is the Nosh Detox ABC 3-day programme; noshdetox.com. It's tough, but it does work in the sense that it cleared up my skin, normalised my digestion, etc. But I've never eaten junk food or heavily processed food, for for me it was a matter of teaching me to savour smaller portions, etc. so to improve your health & lose weight long term you do need to do more than just a detox.

      As for sugar, fruit isn't added sugar, and won't give you diabetes. Especially not just two or three days. But that's not the point here; the point is that you will probably be unable to create a perfectly balanced plan yourself.

      So, the bottom line is, that if you really want to do a 'detox', go for a specialised programme and use it as a kick-start. Otherwise, just eat healthy. You can find very good advice on cleaning up your diet on eatingwell.com.

  39. QUESTION:
    is taking supplements for the liver helpful? Does it help with energy and focus?
    and whats the best way to take care of your liver?

    • ANSWER:
      Yes, taking supplements for liver health are very beneficial for the fact that they help to nourish the liver and when the liver is healthier, it's able to clean itself out more efficiently, which in turn will help to clean out the rest of the body.
      The liver is one of the main detoxifying organs in the body, so if it's not working right, it can lead to all sorts of problems including lack of energy (which I suppose could affect focus) and many other things.

      The best way to take care of your liver in general is to drink little if any alcohol and minimize the drugs that are harmful to the liver. If you need extra help, you could always try Milk Thistle, Dandelion, Yellow Dock, Parsley, Black Radish, N-Acetyl-Cysteine, and/or TMG to help give support to nourish and cleanse the liver. Good luck and I hope I helped!

  40. QUESTION:
    What is the source of blood in the hepatic portal system ?
    Why is this blood carried to the liver before it enters systemic circulation?

    • ANSWER:
      Almost all of the blood coming from the digestive system drains into a special venous circulation called the portal circulation (via the hepatic portal vein). This is because the blood contains all the nutrients and toxins that have been absorbed along the digestive tract from ingested food. Before these absorbed substances can go into the systemic circulation (the main blood circulation in the body), it must be filtered first to remove or "detoxify" toxic substances first. This filtering and detoxification is one of the functions of the liver.
      In other words:
      The hepatic portal vein (often "portal vein" for short) is a portal vein in the human body that drains blood from the digestive system (and its associated glands) into the liver. It is one of the main components of the hepatic portal venous system.

  41. QUESTION:
    Have not had mono symptoms for 2 weeks can i drink?
    Seriously, do you really have to wait several months before you start drinking alcohol? Is your liver actually inflamed? Based on my research it seems that not everyone gets their liver inflamed when they have mono and that it seems most people based their answers and facts from tiny statistics and do not want to be held accountable for being the one telling someone it is okay to drink alcohol. Can you have a couple drinks when your liver is not enlarged and have previously been diagnosed with mono?

    • ANSWER:
      Hi you really need to wait. Mono is really hard on your system and liver. Your liver detoxifies everything and that is why people who are alcoholics end up killing their liver off. It is your body but if you are a young person and have the rest of your life ahead of you why screw it up? Wait like the doctors tell you and stay healthy. Sorry to be a bearer of bad thoughts but this is the truth.

  42. QUESTION:
    What does detoxifying your skin mean?
    I just bought these Garnier Nurtritioniste cleansing towelettes and it says that it helps detoxify your skin..... What does that mean?

    • ANSWER:
      When your energy levels are very low, your body aches and your mind is drained, it is time to detox your body. Detoxification mostly involves blood cleansing by way of eliminating impurities from the blood in the liver, through kidneys, lungs, intestines, lymph and skin.

      How to detox your body:

      First, you must decrease toxins in your body. You need to reduce cigarettes, alcohol, coffee, eating foods with refined sugars and saturated fats. Next, you should reduce the use of personal health care products such as toothpaste, shampoos, deodorants and cleansers as well as chemically-based household cleaners.

      There are lots of ways to detox your body and you should select those that suit your lifestyle and preference.

      - Juice fasting involves drinking only fresh fruits and vegetables such as carrot, spinach, celery, cabbage, apple, pineapple and cranberry (no citrus fruits). Duration of juice fasting is typically one to three days.

      - Water fasting means that only water is consumed. This way your digestive tract and organs rest completely and toxin build-ups are eliminated.

      - Change your diet. Include in your daily diet whole grains, fresh fruits and vegetables instead of packaged and fast foods that are rich in fats and sugar.

      - Use sauna as a regular part of detox. It is a fantastic way of removing chemical buildups in fat cells.

      - Skin brushing removes old skin cells, stimulates the lymph system and draws out toxins through the skin. You should use a dry skin brush made of soft vegetable bristles. Before you take a shower, lightly brush your feet in circular motion towards the chest area for 2 minutes.

      These are just a few cleansing methods that will improve your health. It is vital to know the different ways on how to detox your body before you start with the different programs.

  43. QUESTION:
    why is the liver so dark red in the living animal?
    why is the liver so dark red in the living animal?

    • ANSWER:
      The liver is the only organ(besides your skin) that is able to regenerate after injury or illness. God designed it so, as it has the primary function of cleansing the blood. It also produces bile for digestion of intestinal waste. Bile is usually dark green to blackish in color..hence, the dark red appearance The liver also makes good and bad cholesterol..so harming your liver is bad..and detoxifying it through healthful eating habits is good. When the liver is ill, a person or animal will become jaundice, having a yellowish cast to skin and the white part of the eyes..also, in extreme liver disease, the abdomen will become distended..as the the toxins are not leaving the body and fluid builds up in the abdomen.

  44. QUESTION:
    What are Core Level C, Core Level Health Reserve and Core Level Liver supplements?
    I have searched ALL over the internet to find these certain pills. They are for detoxifying aluminum out of the blood stream, something I really really need! Can anyone help me find these?

    • ANSWER:
      "Core Level" is the name brand of the products. After doing a quick search on Yahoo, I found the following pages:
      http://shopping.yahoo.com/t-Nutrition-Vitamins-Supplements-10/core-level
      http://www.calibex.com/core-level-supplements/zzcalibex2zB1z0--search-html?nxtg=2c83f0a24052a-8CDDB6A21B9A36E6

      I have never personally heard of the brand before, but it looks like pretty standard complexes of nutrients. The "Core Level C" is a standard Vitamin C, the "Core Level Health Reserve" is a pretty normal combo for immune system boosting, and "Core Level Liver" is a common combo for liver health.
      All that being said, the prices are rather high for the simple assortment of nutrients (especially the Vitamin C). Personally, I would shop around for lower priced options that will be similar quality... I know of a few good quality companies that have options like that. Good luck!

  45. QUESTION:
    What is the best way to detox without pills or patches?
    I want to know the best way to cleanse the body of toxins without using pills or patches and how long detoxifying my body should take.

    thanks in advance!

    • ANSWER:
      Foods like vegetables and fruits have antioxidents in them. Drink lots of water and craberry juice. Exercise as much as you can but not to the point your run down. Get plenty of sleep. Should start to feel better in a couple days and great in a week. All this stuff helps but your kidneys and liver do most of the work and they just need time, so as long as your not putting anything bad into you it will naturally take its course and work the toxins out.

  46. QUESTION:
    Which of the following is not a main function of the liver?
    to detoxify drugs and alcohol, to degrade hormones, to make cholesterol, or to add ammonia to the blood?

    • ANSWER:
      Making Cholesterol is not the main function of a liver.

      The liver does not add ammonia to the blood either. It deaminates (removes the amino group) excess amino acids from the hepatic portal vein. This produces ammonia which is toxic. The ammonia is then quickly converted to non-toxic urea.

  47. QUESTION:
    Do Colon Cleansers make me go #2 in the restroom more? What other effects should I feel?
    I bought a 'Total Body Cleanse' Flush and Detoxifying Kit. Should I be expecting to go the restroom more often and going #2 when on this kit?

    What other visible effects should I expect from this kit?

    • ANSWER:
      The answer is YES! But, only if it's a GOOD ONE. They are not all created equal. You def. want to eliminate the built up toxins and spoiled food and things that have gotten stuck in your colon over the years. The ony way for that to happen is to go #2. That's exactly what you want out of a good colon cleanser.

      I've been cleansing my colon for over 15 years and happen to have used ALOT of different products.

      There are only a handful of good ones. The one I used to use for many years is "Sonnes" #7 and #9 but with all the contraversy around the "bentonite" I'm not sure I would recommend it. I used it up until about 5 years ago when a girlfriend of mine told me about this other one by Organica. I like it alot better and haven't used anything else since. I use it at least twice a year -- the company has been around for ages, the customer service is great, and the product does the best job of any colon cleanser I've ever used including the Dr. Hulda Clark cleansing program and Sonnes. That says alot!

      I like it better because it not only cleanses your colon but also includes all the top ingredients for parasite removal and some liver cleansing ingredients too. It's complete and the ingredients are what you would expect to find in an effective cleanser. Things like Psyllium Husk, Flax Seed, Slippery Elm Bark, Uva Ursi, Milk Thistle, Black Walnut Hulls, Pau D' Arco, etc.

      Be careful about all these scams... I did a search when I saw your question and I couldn't believe how many crazy claims are being made and how many scams are out there. If you want to find the one I use go to: www.keepyourcolonclean.com.

      This is a reputable website that rates colon cleansers not only from their own research but they also have live polls for viewers who have used the products to vote. They rate it as they're #1 colon cleanser. I have to agree. If you want to avoid being scammed and want a safe and reliable product that WORKS, my advice is do what I do and go to this site and order it there... www.keepyourcolonclean.com.

      Also, they have a great deal when you first try it and you don't even pay for it for 30 days -- after you've tried it and only if you love it. That says alot about this product too.
      I hope this helps -- goodluck! :)

  48. QUESTION:
    What is a good way to cheaply detoxify your body?
    A lot of health stores sell liver cleansing and colon cleaning regiments.... but is there a cheaper way of detoxifying your body?

    • ANSWER:
      Try a 1-3 day juice fast, drink only unsweetened natural fruit and vegetable juices along with plenty of water. Add a little salt especially if you are sweating a lot. Moderate exercise is ok but don't overexert yourself.

      If you feel like you need extra colon cleansing then include prune juice, but be prepared to spend a lot of time in the bathroom getting "cleansed" :)

  49. QUESTION:
    What detoxifies alcohol in the liver?
    What specific organelle does this function, that is located in the liver?

    • ANSWER:

  50. QUESTION:
    Which foods are good/healthy to eat when you're on a diet?
    I am planning to go on a diet starting this month [or after getting answers from you people] and I don't really know how to start. My ultimate goal actually is to lose about 20 pounds. I heard that fruits are good because they help detoxify the body but I am also worrying about its sugar contents... Diabetes runs in the family you see. Please advise me on what to do.

    • ANSWER:
      As a whole plant vegan who avoids refined carbohydrates, I find a previous recommendation misleading and inaccurate. Animal protein and fats are unhealthy and lead to cancers, diabetes, heart disease, and obesity. Read a book called "The China Study" for details. Here is how I'd breakdown the foods:

      UNHEALTHY:
      - Margarine, oils, fats, lard, dressings.
      - Refined carbohydrates, white breads, white pasta
      - Sugar, high fructose corn syrup, artificial sweeteners, honey
      - Baloney, hot dogs, deli meats.
      - Lean deli meats (turkey, chicken, ham, roast beef, etc...)
      - Meat alternatives (eggs, nuts, peanut butter, etc...) In particular peanut butter can be contaminated with a common carcinogen known to cause liver cancers. Although rare in the US, it's not uncommon in other countries.
      - Low-fat dairy (skim- 1% milk, low-fat yogurt, cottage cheese, 2oz of cheese, cheese string, light laughing cow cheese, light cream cheese) Dairy is very dangerous and not required for a healthy diet.
      - REFINED Wheat pasta with tomato sauce (not cream sauces)
      - COMMERCIAL Soups (vegetable/ broth based- not cream)
      - COMMERCIAL Wheat/ Grain bread/ wholegrain crackers
      - Wholegrain/ fiber cereal- granola
      - QUICK OR INSTANT Oatmeal
      - Canned baked beans (in syrup)
      - Grilled chicken or other grilled meats

      HEALTHY FOODS:
      + Leafy Green Vegetables (instead of dairy)
      + Legumes
      + Brown rice or whole grains (unrefined)
      + Dried fruit, whole fruit, berries, etc...
      + Whole vegetables WITHOUT COMMERCIAL DIP
      + A limited quantity of seeds and nuts.
      + An omega-3 source and B-12 vitamins.
      + Get sunshine or buy vitamin D, but don't exceed recommendations on this.


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