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What Is The Best Body Detox

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    What is the best body detox treatment on the market?
    I'm looking to undergo (an affordable) body detox that will help me in regaining energy, jump starting weight loss, and feeling better overall. What kinds of products should I be looking into and where can I find them? Helpful suggestions are welcome!

    • ANSWER:
      well if you are looking for a detox. you may want to read a review at

      http://fatsoweightloss.com/

      they have a few detox kit reviews which maybe helpfull to you.

  2. 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

  3. QUESTION:
    What is the best body detox? Did it work for you? How long to see a feel/see a difference?
    I've been hearing about the body detox and i want to try it. From what i'm hearing and would like for myself and to get all the junk of my body. I would also feel more energy and see some weight loss.

    • ANSWER:
      Dr. OZ the world renound author, doctor and quest on the Oprah show say they are all scams. Eat well and drink lots of water and save your money. Go buy his book if you want more info on how to truly take care of yourself the right way.

  4. QUESTION:
    Anyone know a body detox treatment for in the home?
    I'm interested in doing a body detox. I want a cheap, natural, effective way to do one. Have any good suggestions?

    • ANSWER:
      Soap. water and a scrubbing brush..

  5. 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....

  6. QUESTION:
    What is the best Whole body Detox to do?
    Hi, I wanna know what is the best whole body detox that I can do, focusing on the liver, kidneys, blood and colon. I am looking for something that I can buy in the pharmarcy, I seen ( Thysilyn hBody Detox (15 day program) ) [any reviews on this?] I live in the Caribbean and not much choices are available, hence I mentioned the Thysilyn. And any tips on detox will be great!! thanks! =)

    • ANSWER:
      My tip on detox like you are talking about it to not to do it. It does absolutely nothing to help your body, but it will help make your wallet lighter. It does do really good things for the people getting rich off this nonsense. Do your body a favor and forget about it.

  7. QUESTION:
    I'd like to start a body cleanse/detox and don't know where to start?
    I am interested in starting a nutritional body cleansing or body detox sort of program. I'd like to mainly focus on the digestive track, liver, intestines, etc. Does anyone know of a good plan or some sort of kit that I could get started with?? If so, can you give me links so I can read more about them?

    • ANSWER:
      The BEST possible body clean/detox is the lemon fast.
      You take 12 tablespoons fresh squeezed lemon juice
      12 tablespoons grade B maple syrup
      1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
      60oz. water.
      Mix them together and only drink it every day, dont eat or drink anything else for three days and it will definitly cleanse your whole body. You will feel so much better, and your body will thank you.

  8. QUESTION:
    Does anyone know anything about a body detox?
    I want to do a natural body detox, preferably the lemon, chili powder and maple syrup detox....I'm always tired and getting sick so maybe if I try this it will help my immune system and energy level go up. Does anyone know of any other natural detoxes?

    • ANSWER:
      I AlwAys detox after a vacation and I go all pure. Start at 1week move up slowly. Eat only fresh fruits and vegetables. TAke all your vitamins And always have water to drink. Eat LOTS. It will flush your entire system(lots of bathroom breaks). Add flax to as much as you can. You're probBly failing on your other detox tries because you didn't eat often enough, didn't take vitamins and didn't drink enough. Good luck

  9. QUESTION:
    is there a way to detox your body without pills and supplements?
    I've been looking into body detox plan, all I've found is a bunch of 0 pill bottles and chemical plans that claim to be the best. It's confusing and really expensive, all for something that may not even do what it says. So that said, what is the best way to detox your body *without* online pill programs?

    • ANSWER:
      It doesn't make sense to add chemicals (in pills) to your body to detox. Depending exactly what you're trying to detox for depends on how to detox, but in most cases
      Water, fiber, or prune juice. Water should help you detox anything. It doesn't happen with one bottle, it will take quite a bit. Do not over do the fiber or prune juice or you will be in the bathroom and in pain!
      Good luck

  10. QUESTION:
    What exactly does a detox do and how much weight will i lose?
    My mom thinks we should do a 7 day body detox.

    • ANSWER:
      it cleanses your body and it is very healthy. if you do it you will normally get a sickness and thats how you know that your body has been cleansed. you have to cure the illness naturally, normaly just a cold. it is healthy, dont listen to that answer. your body gets rid of any extra weight. i do it once a month and every once in a while for a full month, my metabolism isnt messed up at all. good luck!

  11. QUESTION:
    How can you detox your body at home without having to buy any pills or anything like that?
    I am in need of a body detox at the present time; does anyone know an easy way of doing this, at home, without having to buy any of those pills or anything like that?

    • ANSWER:
      Flush with water!

  12. QUESTION:
    What juice helps with nic detox- quitting smoking?
    Is there a juice or something that will help the body detox faster to help minimize the time it takes to rid yourself of the withdrawl from cigs?
    We live on Braggs here, so I do have it..Thanks for the very helpful answer!

    • ANSWER:
      Yes a 50-50 combination fresh apple and carrot juice will detox the body quickly, as will wheat grass juice. The former, freshly done and unpasteurized, otherwise it is a waste. In place of wheat grass juice, you can consume wheat grass powder or liquid, and you'll find these in drug stores, health stores, and on the internet.

      An alternative is organic apple cider vinegar (most stores carry Braggs), not the Heinz pasteurized stuff, but organic, in a tonic of purified water and honey. Works like like a charm! Combine it with your carrot/apple juice, and you'll be detoxed in no time.

      And, load up on Vitamin C daily -- at least 3000 mg (5000 mg pref,). Keep increasing mg until you start experiencing a loose stool. There are many reasons for the C, but one of the major ones is to help alleviate any "ex-smoker's flu" at most people get.

      Which brings me to...you can feel absolutely miserable when detoxing -- all those toxins leaving your system frequently make you feel like you're about to die. Work through it, and soon all that will be gone.

      Good luck.

  13. QUESTION:
    After quitting smoking, how long does it take to get the harmful chemicals out of your body?
    And is there anyway to help the body detox and speed the process along?

    • ANSWER:
      You will detox naturally by healthy food ( reach in high quality proteins: fat fish, chicken; a lot of vegetables and none other animal fat), exercise is sure to make you recover, especially at high altitude above 3000 m. 2 - 6 weeks will make the difference. Unfortunately the risk of pulmonary cancer goes down to the risk level of non-smokers in 5 years.

  14. QUESTION:
    do you know a good body detox programme?
    i want to do a complete body detox. does anyone know a good book or website i can check out.

    • ANSWER:
      A good book is John Gray's diet and Exercise solution.

      A good website is www.isamovie.com

      or http://diamondd.infoseekdirect.com

      You can email me directly at bignlild@msn.com if you have more questions.

  15. QUESTION:
    do you know a good body detox programme?
    i want to do a complete body detox. does anyone know a good book or website i can check out.

    • ANSWER:
      Isagenix is great. This is an all natural product that cleanses, replenishes, and rejuvenates with a side benefit of safe weight loss. I have had great results with this product.

      If you would like more information please email me at bignlild@msn.com

      or visit http://diamondd.infoseekdirect.com

      I am personally happy to help guide you through the program.

  16. QUESTION:
    What is the best form of detox for diet purpose?
    Does anyone have an idea for a safe and gentle body detox?
    Has anyone ever used colon cleanse? Would you know of an alternate safe and gentle form of detoxification for body?

    • ANSWER:
      There are many forms of detox diets out there. This body detox is by far one of the best detox diets out there right now they offer a 30-day or 9-day detox to cleanse your body for more information go to link on bottom of page.

  17. QUESTION:
    Is it a must to eat only organics when doing body/skin detox?
    I am looking forward to try skin and body detox. My question is Do I must eat organics only? I mean fruits, veggies has to be organicetc OR It doesnt matter as long as I eat lots of fruits and veggies?
    Thanks

    • ANSWER:

  18. QUESTION:
    Can you give me a simple 2 week body cleanse process to do?
    I was told of a body detox that only required eating meat for 2 weeks and drinking water. Nothing else. What do you think of this detox?

    • ANSWER:
      u should do the colon cleanse. u cant have meat but the results are great. if u sometimes feel bloated when ur not on your period it means ur colon needs cleaning. my cousin did it for a month and went she used the bathroom everything came out. all the stuff that was in her colon was now gone. and she felt amazing afterword

  19. QUESTION:
    Question about an attempted body detox?
    I am attempting to do a body detox and I want to know if this may be dangerous in any way, What I plan on doing is im going to take half a gallon of distilled water and im going to mix in sea salt then im gonna drink the whole thing down to suck out all the toxins, Does this sound dangerous and do you think it will work?

    • ANSWER:
      It sounds stupid. How in the world does salt water detox your body? If anything, it's going to poison you, since your body won't be able to handle all the sodium in the water.

      People die when they drink ocean water. It's no different. You'll dehydrate yourself, overpower your kidneys, have renal problems, and end up in the hospital.

      Drink regular tap water and eat more oatmeal (fiber). That will detox you. Nothing else will.

  20. QUESTION:
    what are the benefits of using a sauna or dry bath?
    I know many say it detoxifies the body. But I also know that a lot of people don't believe in body detox. Others say weight loss. I know for sure that any weight you lose in a sauna is just water weight and will be gained back. Myself, I go in the sauna to relax after I swim or workout. But I'd like to know if there is any benefit?

    • ANSWER:
      I believe sweating out is one of the greatest ways to maintain/improve one's health as recommended by doctors. But I don't think sitting in a sauna would actually make you lose weight, even though it COULD burn some calories. It's from my own experience. However, the infrared sauna that I have has been helping me alot for cleansing and relaxation. Overall, you feel far better with regular sauna sessions. I found good info in the following website:

      Hope it helps.

  21. QUESTION:
    What is the best Body Detox?
    I am in need of a body detox and was interested in purchasing supplements or home kits. Has anyone tried the SlimQuick cleanse? If so, how did it work for you and if not, what would you recommend I purchase?

    • ANSWER:
      Hi Kirby!
      For the best Body Detox try this
      http://www.amazon.com/gp/redirect.html?ie=UTF8&location=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.amazon.com%2Fs%3Fie%3DUTF8%26ref_%3Dnb%5Fsb%5Fnoss%26field-keywords%3DBody%2bDetox%26url%3Dsearch-alias%253Dhpc&tag=digitsy-post-20&linkCode=ur2&camp=1789&creative=390957

  22. QUESTION:
    Any tips on Full Body Detox?
    a friend and i have started working out together and part of that is eating better. we were interested in doing a full body detox and cleansing for the health aspect. however, we don't want to go the drugstore route with dietary supplements nor are we interested in the laxative treatment. i know there is a natural, healthy way out there, but we are having trouble finding something that will work and is safe. a routine or guide to follow would be most helpful. thank you!

    • ANSWER:
      Tips for a Total body Cleanse to Detox 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.

      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.

  23. QUESTION:
    I am looking for a total body detox?
    I've never done this before and I feel like crap, I eat healthy, Love fruit n veggies. I eat whole grain I run every day and I just feel- nasty for some reason. I was thinking of a total body cleanse/detox, preferably all-natural and not just colon cleanse- I want whole body. Who has done this and has a favorite?

    • ANSWER:
      I am currently on a brand called Isagenix and it's working great for me so far. A few of the things kind of taste odd but you get used to it really fast. IMO best cleanse i have tried. It is a full months worth of cleanse/meals and worth every damn penny haha. It is super easy to follow and you arent completely restricted.

      Its 2 of the meal replacement shakes + 1 reasonable meal per day, along side 2 small pills and a glass of the detox powder.

      for 2 days during the month you do a fasting cleanse meaning you don't eat anything and you just have the drinks, but if you really want have some raw veggies or some fruit, but don't have too much otherwise it is pointless.

      Check it out: http://www.isagenix.com/us/en/home.dhtml?AspxAutoDetectCookieSupport=1

      Hope after your cleanse you feel good.
      Good luck!

  24. 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.

  25. QUESTION:
    How long does it take for pot to get out of my system?
    Okay well I just got a new job, which I really need too, Im probably going to start within the next 2 weeks. But the thing is I just found out that we need to have a drug test taken before we start there. It is going to be a urine test I know. I am by no means a pothead but a few nights ago (before I had any clue about the test) I had about 2 hits. Before that I havent smoked any pot since about 2 months ago. I am wondering how long will it take to get out of your system. I hear diffrent stuff like anywhere from 1 day to 2 months. I am a very infrequent user and I have a pretty high metabolism so I'm hoping to have it out by the next week or two. I take cranberry supplements and drink cranberry juice everyday (for diffrent reasons) so I dont know if that may help too. I am also on a detox program sort of. (I started before just to be healthy) its a whole body detox, with milk thistle and other crap. I wonder if that may help too? Any help is much appreciated

    • ANSWER:
      You can get something at GNC which is made for that purpose. Better get your butt down there pronto!

  26. QUESTION:
    How long does THC last in the body?
    Coming up on my first job hopefully in a week or two. They may or may not do a UA or follicle test. I smoked twice, two very tiny hits, only enough to feel a slight buzz, almost 3 months ago. I wanted to know how long the THC may last in my urine and hair? I'm doing an entire body detox to get sh*t outta my system, I was hoping it might help some.

    • ANSWER:
      If what you say is accurate, then you should be clear by now.

  27. QUESTION:
    is the all natural flora full body detox work or?
    is there any other natural full body detox out there that works cause i hear most of the other detox kits are bad for the body. I rather get a detox that is naturally organic and good for the body..

    • ANSWER:
      "Detox" kits are scams.

  28. QUESTION:
    Can you do a body detox with just water?
    I've read a few things on the internet about body detoxes, such as the one with apple products (cider, juice, apple sauce, actual apple) but i'm not sure that would work, couldn't you just drink water, or even green tea for 24-48 hours and do a cleanse?
    thanks : )
    you can live without food for 24 hours, as long as you have water.

    • ANSWER:
      No no no, fad diets are a WASTE of time. Firstly, they don't supply you with the energy you need to get throughout the day. Secondly, if you lose weight in a poor manner, you're more likely to put it back on quicker, once you go back to healthy eating

      If you want to lose weight/make yourself healthier, stick to water and meat and vegetables/fruit

      x

  29. QUESTION:
    is the all natural flora full body detox work or?
    is there any other natural full body detox out there that works cause i hear most of the other detox kits are bad for the body. I rather get a detox that is naturally organic and good for the body..

    • ANSWER:
      The ONLY safe and effective detox is to stop eating processed garbage and feed your body nutritious, fresh, whole foods not loaded with salts, sugars, additives, preservatives, and concentrates.
      Unless you work in an industry with high exposure to heavy metals, all you need to do is give your liver and kidneys a chance to do their jobs and stop ingesting junk.
      You are really just looking at a painful and drawn out way to empty your entire digestive tract.
      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.

  30. QUESTION:
    Why do I taste poison or metal when I drink a lot of water?
    I don't know if it has to do with my water. It's happened when I lived in a house with public water lines and even recently (we have a well right now). I chug water and then there's this gross aftertaste. It doesn't happen all the time.

    I'm wondering if this means I don't drink enough water, or whether I need a full body detox or something?

    • ANSWER:
      Time for a filter

  31. QUESTION:
    What is an effective homemade detox?
    I want to do a body detox at home. I knew a woman who did a detox that had pepper or something in it and she said it was very effective. Does anyone have any home recipies for a detox that I can make at home? I don't want to go out any buy a detox.

    Thanks :)

    • ANSWER:
      Detoxes are a myth. That is what your kidneys are for. However, lots of fresh or dried fruit will help your digestive tract. That's why they give old people prunes.

  32. QUESTION:
    How to make myself sweat major amounts?
    I'm doing a full body detox with just drinking water for a few days to flush everything out and I really want to sweat. The problem is, it's freezing out here in NY and whenever I run/do a workout, my heart rate increases but I never sweat a lot. It really makes me mad cause I want to be pouring with sweat at the end of a good workout. How can I make myself sweat a lot, like noticeably. It also helps acne which I'm struggling with, so I want it for my pores on my face to open and all that.

    • ANSWER:
      First off, sweat is bad. You don't want that because it contains bacteria in them, only going into your pores and sickening them to grow larger. Trust me, I have acne too. Just my advice is to not get sweat. I can see where water and excersise can help too. But if you really wanna sweat, then knock yourself out. You just need to do ridiculous workouts at home. Only because the surrounding area tempature is a difference. If its cold, then try indoors. That could help. And maybe do a non-stop hard excersise, that does a lot of sweating. But like I said, if you want acne to go away, then just try not to get sweaty a lot.

  33. QUESTION:
    What are some good foods and juices for a detox?
    I was thinking about doing a body cleansing detox, yet I have no clue where I should start when it comes to foods and juices I should eat and drink for the detox. Does anyone have any suggestions on what I should do?

    • ANSWER:
      Pure leaf white tea.

  34. QUESTION:
    Could a body detox hurt my fetus?
    My husband and I suspect that I am pregnant and since that is the case he suggested a body detox to get rid of the remaining birth control left in my system. Is there a natural way to do this? Which ones would be safe for my baby?

    • ANSWER:
      Wow. Where do you guys go to school?

      Your body detoxes itself. That's what the liver does.

      Assuming you have a functioning liver (the whites of your eyes would be yellow if you did not), you are wasting your money, and enriching those who produce product for the ignorant..... anything that is legal to separate you from your money.

      No wonder our poor are getting poorer, and our rich, richer.

  35. 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.

  36. QUESTION:
    A good vegetarian body detox diet?
    I'm a vegetarian and I want to have a good body detox. I can't really find any good ones, I've tried the kits and I don't know if they worked. Has anyone tried one where they actually felt like there were results?

    • ANSWER:
      The best detox/cleanse I know of is the Master Cleanser
      You can find complete information about the Master Cleanser here:
      http://www.angelfire.com/mb/manifestnow/nutrition/mastercleanser.html

      I do the master cleanser at least 3 times a year for detox and cleansing. It is even good if you doctor wants you to do cleansing for some medical procedure (like a colonoscopy - I do not want the chemicals, so I do a Master Cleanse for 5 days before)

  37. QUESTION:
    What are your thoughts on Cellular Detoxes, is there any validity?
    I recently had a Body Composition Analysis at a spa and was told I had 2 Liters of toxic liquid in my body. They said I should go on a full body cellular detox claiming that the body holds toxins in fat cells that cannot be removed without detox. They were promoting the Elemis brand internal detox system

    What are your thoughts on Cellular Detoxes, is there any validity? Has anyone tried one?

    • ANSWER:
      While it is true that the body has within it the means to remove toxins held in areas within it, ... the enormous onslaught of toxins which the body is exposed to in the modern world we live in, is extremely un-natural and the body is not designed to contend with such toxic assault on what amounts to a continuous basis.

      As well, the fact that many today do not eat a truly healthy diet and practice regular exercise etc, ... also does not support the body in cleansing itself of toxins which it accumulates over time. ..... A true detoxification process is one that supports the body in doing what it already knows how to do with respect to cleansing itself of toxins.

      There are specific herbal combinations which will gently support the liver and kidneys and colon etc. in cleansing the body of built up toxins. ...... Properly applied juice fasting is another natural tool that can be utilized towards supporting the body in eliminating toxins.

      A cleansing raw food diet which incorporates plenty of organic produce as well as juicing of fresh produce on a daily basis and accompanied with regular exercise are also very good tools that help to support the body in detoxifying.

      You can implement your own detoxifying program on your own and in some cases for free, ...so there's no need to pay anyone for this. .. All you need to do is educate yourself on how to do it properly and then implement it. .... There are some great books out there which will inform you on this.

      ==================

      EDIT:

      The Presidents Cancer Panel April 2010 report
      from The U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services
      seems to disagree with Weise Ent on the situation with toxic chemicals in modern life;

      "... • The Panel was particularly concerned to find that the true burden of environmentally induced cancer has been grossly underestimated. With nearly 80,000 chemicals on the market in the United States, many of which are used by millions of Americans in their daily lives and are un- or understudied and largely unregulated, exposure to potential environmental carcinogens is widespread. One such ubiquitous chemical, bisphenol A (BPA), is still found in many consumer products and remains unregulated in the United States, despite the growing link between BPA and several diseases, including various cancers.

      • However, the grievous harm from this group of carcinogens has not been addressed adequately by the National Cancer Program. The American people -- even before they are born -- are bombarded continually with myriad combinations of these dangerous exposures.

      • Some scientists maintain that current toxicity testing and exposure limit-setting methods fail to accurately represent the nature of human exposure to potentially harmful chemicals. Current toxicity testing relies heavily on animal studies that utilize doses substantially higher than those likely to be encountered by humans. These data -- and the exposure limits extrapolated from them -- fail to take into account harmful effects that may occur only at very low doses.

      • Only a few hundred of the more than 80,000 chemicals in use in the United States have been tested for safety.

      • While all Americans now carry many foreign chemicals in their bodies, women often have higher levels of many toxic and hormone-disrupting substances than do men. Some of these chemicals have been found in maternal blood, placental tissue, and breast milk samples from pregnant women and mothers who recently gave birth. Thus, chemical contaminants are being passed on to the next generation, both prenatally and during breastfeeding.

      • The entire U.S. population is exposed on a daily basis to numerous agricultural chemicals, some of which also are used in residential and commercial landscaping. Many of these chemicals have known or suspected carcinogenic or endocrine-disrupting properties. Pesticides (insecticides, herbicides, and fungicides) approved for use by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) contain nearly 900 active ingredients, many of which are toxic.

      • Many of the solvents, fillers, and other chemicals listed as inert ingredients on pesticide labels also are toxic, but are not required to be tested for their potential to cause chronic diseases such as cancer. In addition to pesticides, agricultural fertilizers and veterinary pharmaceuticals are major contributors to water pollution, both directly and as a result of chemical processes that form toxic by-products when these substances enter the water supply. ..."

      - http://deainfo.nci.nih.gov/advisory/pcp/pcp08-09rpt/PCP_Report_08-09_508.pdf

  38. QUESTION:
    I need to lose weight fast and I don't want to purchase any products?
    I will be going to mexico next month and would love to lose about 15 lbs before then. Does anyone have any suggestions that don't involve buying a product? Currently I am doing slim fast and walking 1-2 miles a day on the tredmile but would like to speed up the process. I have heard that I should do a "body detox" but, again, don't want to have to buy any product or pills. Thanks in advance for your help!

    • ANSWER:
      visit fitnessfun.page.tl. This website works great for all people. They help you through the hard times. They also set goals that challenge you to try hard. Try it for a week and see for you self.

  39. QUESTION:
    Has anyone tried EverClense Body Cleansing detox?
    I hear the evercleanse body cleansing detox ads on the radio and I want to try it? Have you tried and it and does it work?

    • ANSWER:
      I have tried it and it worked very well. I lost 10 pounds, and all the excess "crap" vanished. I felt 1000 times better, had more energy and my skin cleared up. It is a fiber based product, so it is NOT dangerous.

      Since I feel better and have more energy, I actually feel like working out and eating right. So it is a great way to get a jump start on being in shape and healthy.

  40. QUESTION:
    Is dangerous to take diet pills and Detox at the same time?
    Is it dangerous for me to take fat burning get pills and also drink complete body cleansing detox at the same time?

    • ANSWER:
      Probably more silly than dangerous.
      Fat burning pills do not burn fat. Only movement, exercise does that. They depend on caffeine, or it's equivalent, to make you feel more alert (or anxious), so you might just get up and exercise.

      Detox is a myth, we are not full of toxins, our body and our colon are self cleansing.
      So called detox stuff tends to depend on laxative ingredients, which upset the normal flora in a healthy colon.

  41. 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.

  42. QUESTION:
    How do I do a full body detox without and supplements or pills?
    I want to do a detox (I know it is hard) but my mom did it before and I know it helps you lose weight and feel better. I am thinking it will take about 5 weeks to do a full detox and I am ready to try I just need to know EXACTLY what I can and can't eat and how much and when.
    Thanks for your help

    • ANSWER:
      I tried to do a juicing detox (juice fresh veggies and fruit) but i got really hungry and weak feeling. And then did some research. These detox "diets" out there are not good for your body at all. The only reason you would need a detox is if you eat bad. Im a Vegan ( I don't eat meat or dairy products) I haven't always been vegan so im not pushing being vegan on anyone, But i think that if you go Vegan for a while 2-4 weeks you will be cleaned out and feel wonderful and it can kick start a diet. You need food to function so cutting out food and doing a liquid diet it so bad ( I don't know why I tried) I don't eat processed food, i do sneak in bread once in a while, But cutting out processed food is a wonderful way to clean your body out.

      I hope this has helped. and please be careful if you do a liquid detox or choose one veggie or fruit and eat it all day (the other answer someone has given you) they dont give your body everything it needs.

  43. QUESTION:
    I there such a thing as organic alcohol?
    I am cleansing my body with the "master cleanse" body detox.. when I am done i wanted to start eating healthier.
    I want to get the best alcohol that can obviously not be good but soften the blow of the impact of drinking it.

    • ANSWER:
      alcohol you consume is ethanol made from organic material. Depending on what you are drinking is what it is made from. Whiskey from grain, wine from grapes, beer from barley ect.. while ethanol can be distilled from crude oil it is not consumeable nor can you buy it in a way to consume it. If your cleansing your body i suggest an alcohol that is rich in antioxidants such as wines that aren't overly aged.

  44. QUESTION:
    Would it be unsafe for me to do a body detox? I'm a 15 year old girl.?
    I'm 15 and I want to detox my body, not for weight loss bt for a healthier me. I've been a vegetarian for almost a year and I feel like I have eaten more processed food since then, Would it be unsafe or unhealthy for me to do a body detox? I would eat fruits, vegetables, and beans. Also, would I be detoxifying correctly?

    • ANSWER:

  45. 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.

  46. QUESTION:
    What things help your body detox/release toxins faster?
    I've been a raw vegan for a week, off and on for about 6 months.
    How can I detox my body faster??
    So the breakouts and rashes go away faster

    • ANSWER:
      Hi Lilly

      Its quite impressive that you are keen to detox your body. Detoxification always helps in relaxing your body and filling it up with high energy levels.

      Ka Formula's Body Detox programs can be a great help for you. They have special 10 days and 20 days programs, that not only detoxify you body but also help in reducing weight and stress management. Check out the website http://clearthetoxins.com/cart/index.php?action=best_deals and find a best deal for yourself

  47. QUESTION:
    Will these foods I am eating help me loose weight faster?
    I am eating , oatmeal, hard boiled eggs,fat free yogurt,soups, canned light tuna, and fat free cottage cheese.. I only drink water or green tea. I don't eat sweets or fast food anymore either. I am going to start the gym on mon. What should i use , how may reps and how long! I want to loose 25 pounds. I am also going to do a body detox. Any recomendations. I want to purifie my body and start over.

    • ANSWER:
      The best thing that you could do immediately after getting into the gym is set down with a trainer and a nutritionist. The trainer will ask you how much you would like to lose and how quick you would like the results. With this information you and the trainer should come up with a customized workout only for you, most likely containing a lot of cardio. The nutritionist will be interested in what you are eating and what sizes you should have them, including how many times a day you should eat (generally 4 or 5 small meals). As for the detox the best that I have heard of is eating all fresh fruit and vegetables drinking only water for an entire week, but once again talk to the nutritionist for the healthiest solutions.

  48. QUESTION:
    How to do a full body cleanse and or detox?
    I know there are some homemade ones which is what I want like I heard of the lemonizing body cleanse what is it and if I can make it how do I please do not give,me any fu facts or any warnings I just need a body cleansing detox ''recipie ''

    • ANSWER:

  49. QUESTION:
    I want to do a body cleanse/detox, can anyone recommend one?
    I want to do either a colon cleanse or a body detox, but not one that is much longer than a week. Preferably just one that lasts a few days..can anyone recommend one?

    I basically want to be less bloated, clean the junk out of me, and maybe lose a few pounds...

    • ANSWER:
      Magnesium Citrate in a bottle. Can get it in any store near you. About 2 dollars and you don't have to go to hardcore measures like going to the doctors and getting your colon cleansed nor body pumping(EXPENSIVE) lol.It will help like nothing anyone can get for you. I personally use it every two weeks just to stay Healthy because I also have bloating problems.lol.It will cleanse you in about two days just make sure you are near a bathroom.By the way every time I use it HONESTLY i lose about 3 pounds and yes I fell Like A NEW MAN!!!!. Good luck:)

  50. QUESTION:
    How do I detox my body?
    I'd like to flush out my body and detox. I've heard there are several ways to do it. I know drinking a ton of water is a way, but I'd like to try any other methods that are safe?

    Suggestions?

    • ANSWER:
      Cleansing and detoxing have absolutely no medical benefit and are 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 toxic plaque we would all be sloshing around like sponges yes?
      Our liver and kidneys aren't clogged with toxins. Otherwise we would be dead. The liver does not store toxins of any kind and in fact filters them out of the bloodstream and sends them into the waste stream. Heavy metals and other environmental toxins can if fact concentrate in the liver but this is rare. The liver does in fact get layered with fat if we become overweight.
      We "cleanse and detox" 24 hours a day through respiration, sweat, liver, and kidneys..
      You didn't mention a diet. We can help detox 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.
      Good luck.


what is the best body detox

Healthiest Detox Cleanse

The key to acheiving success from your healthy detox program lies in taking account of ALL the forms of damaging and harmful toxins that affect your health. Many people think that performing a detox will act as cure all for their body's afflictions. However, this is not true. You must view all the factors which are toxic to your health, not simply the things we eat and drink.

Here is my list of few of other potentially damaging pressures we can inflict upon ourselves :-

Bad diet - express, convenience foods, foods ladened with chemical preservatives or pesticides, buttery or fatty foods, syrupy and sugary foods, alcohol, soda and effervescent drinks, drugs and nicotine.

Environmental factors - chemicals and gases in the air, unfiltered water, toxins from paint, from affected air fresheners, deodorants, unpurified water, cleansing products and washing powders.

Emotional contaminations - fright, fearfulness, anxiuosness, stressful demanding lifestyles, bad relationships, troublesome families and peer pressures.

Spiritual factors - lack of guidance, direction or pathways, substance, bad behavioural patterns, meaningful education and empty aims.

As you can appreciate from the above list a true Healthy Detox doesn't simply involve a change of diet and if you read betweeen the lines you can easily recognise that each category in the list can combine with others to manifest and magnify it's effects on the body. For example, after a disagreeable day at work we often make for comfort foods brimful of sugar that give us a temporary lift or nip down to the local pub for a swift drink. This is why many people who have undergone a healthy detox diet do not see considerable benefits and find they are disappointed but they haven't taken into account the other areas of toxicity. So if you expect to regain your vitalitywith a healthy detox you also need to deal with the added components which all bombard your body with toxic virulent "bullets". The real secretr to regaining your vitality and releasing your vigour means your detox plan must also solve the mental, emotional, environmental and lifestyle, aswell as the tangible, toxicities which bombard your body on a regular basis.

In Part Two, I will examine these added factors in more depth to give you a better picture of what they are and how they tend to affect the body. You can then determine from a position of clarity what you may need to do on top of a Healthy Detox plan to improve it's effectiveness.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. 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

  2. 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.

  3. 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....

  4. 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!

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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!

  9. 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!

  10. 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:

  11. 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.

  12. QUESTION:
    How often can you detox and cleanse your body?
    How often is too often to cleanse and detox your body? I just want to know because I did one about 3 weeks ago and I wanted to know if it's safe to do it now?

    • ANSWER:
      A common misconception is that detoxing or cleansing the body involves restricting your food and basically starving yourself for days on end. Not a very appealing thought, and you can understand why the people who attempt this ill-fated approach often fail and then renounce their new-found drive for a healthy lifestyle!

      A perfect example of a slightly crazy, and most definitely idiotic detox is the 'Lemonade Diet' popularised in the 1990's and somehow still being attempted across America today! This diet involves consuming nothing but homemade lemonade (containing maple syrup!) for anything up to 14 days and beyond, with the mantra - if you feel hungry, just have another glass of lemonade! I'm sure I do not have to explain the dozen flaws in this plan - but let me assure you, a proper detox is about abundance, not starvation.

      To give your body the tools it needs to detoxify, cleanse and regenerate a detox must give the body even more vitamins, minerals and nutrients than normal. This is often achieved through consuming fresh juices, soups and occasional supplements. A bottle of lemonade simply doesn't cut it I am afraid!

      As put perfectly on ivillage 'A detox regime increases your intake of foods and drinks that serve our bodies well as building blocks...(and) provides protective antioxidants and simultaneously cuts out those habits that rob you of nutrients and optimal health.

  13. QUESTION:
    going to start changing my lifestyle by eating clean and exercising and wanted some advice on becoming healthy?
    i am gonna drink a detox tea to cleanse my system and tommorrow hoping to eat natural clean foods and start exercising, i am gonna try and take a multivitamin daily along with omega and tumeric supplement and i am planning on drinking green tea twice a day with a few drops of peppermint oil (for digestive health)

    i am hoping to also loose weight in the process of becoming healthy roughly 15-20kg. i am going to take care of my skin more and drink plenty of water, i wont eat any junk and start exercising and building up my stamina and fitness. i wanted to know if i should add anything or change anything to this. i am in my early twenties and plan to start fresh and hope to undo at least some of the damage done to my body by cleaning out and eat clean.

    Thanks

    • ANSWER:
      I'm doing the exact same thing! I've been doing a lot of Google research, and following a healthy diet, as well as exercising, and cutting out fatty and junk foods... I've lost 10 pounds in 5 days so far :)

      Here are some tips to help:

      -Avoid "white" carbohydrates, such as bread, rice, cereal, potatoes, pasta, and fried food.

      -Healthy foods to eat: proteins, such as egg whites (take the yolk out, since it's quite fatty) with one whole egg for flavor, chicken breast or thigh, grass-fed organic beef and pork, lentils, black beans, pinto beans, vegetables such as spinach, asparagus, peas, corn and mixed vegetables.

      -I eat 4 small meals a day, with foods that will help you feel full (I find healthy oatmeal with no added sugar really helps, and contains a lot of fiber to help cleanse your digestive system)

      -Drink lots of water, unsweetened iced tea, tea, diet soda's, coffee (without sugar or cream), no calorie, or low calorie juice. Make sure you always keep yourself hydrated, as all these also help cleanse your digestive system (I find tea and coffee work the best)

      -And last but not least, exercise. I do about an hour a day, if you're out of shape, don't push yourself too hard. Walking, jogging, sprinting, bicycling, hiking, are all good workouts, or if you feel like staying home and doing a workout, I do sit ups, jogging in one place (put your hands out in front of you, and hit your hands with your knee's), jumping jacks, skipping with a weighted rope, or even dancing. Always make sure you stretch before doing any of these, otherwise you could end up pulling muscles, and it can be quite painful. Whatever makes you sweat is a good workout in my opinion. I also find going on YouTube and looking for a good exercise video really helps as well.

      Good luck! :)

  14. QUESTION:
    Is it safe to discontinue use of epilepsy medication during a detox?
    My boyfriend has grand mal nocturnal seizures and takes depakote for his epilepsy. He wants to start to change his life style and become healthier though, by going on a cleanse or detox; he wants to drink more fluids, eat mostly red meat, and stop all drugs (caffeine, weed, cigarettes, and his epilepsy medication).

    I am wary. I do not think abruptly stopping the depakote will be wise, but do not have any proof for or against that. If anyone has any articles or advice as to the safety of his decision, please help.

    • ANSWER:
      NO NO NO NO. First depakote or divalproex should not be stopped. Second most straight up stop and detox systems are more detrimental than maintaining the life style. Tell him to at least ween himself off the lifestyle. If he is dead set on stopping Depakote tell him to consult his doctor/neurologist first.

  15. QUESTION:
    What is your take on eating a cup of brown rice a day during the master cleanse?
    My dietitian told me to do the Master Cleanse for three days to jump start my diet and also said that it would be good to eat a cup of brown rice at night to help with blood sugar problems. I have looked for info on this all over the internet and haven't found that anybody else is concerned with this also. Your thoughts?

    • ANSWER:
      I would get a new dietitian. Is this person a member of the American Dietetic Association?
      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.

  16. 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.

  17. QUESTION:
    what are some good healthy ways to detox your body?
    I am on a mission to lose weight and I want to detox my body of all the unhealthy stufff that I have been eating over the past year. I have started out only drinking water. I just need some good advice and please I will not consider diet pills. thanks! What kinds of foods, drinks, anything else would be helpful as well!

    • ANSWER:
      First, if you really believe that unhealthy food you ate a year ago is still in your body in ANY form except fat cells, you're mistaken. The body doesn't "Hold onto" bad food and it certainly doesn't get clogged up.

      If you really want to detox your body, continue with what naturally happens: Drink water and add fiber to your diet. Water flushes the body anyway, it's God's detox. Fiber helps clean the colon and the intestines and the stomach. Our bodies were made to handle those two ingredients in the cleansing process. You don't need a special program and you don't need to starve yourself or fast to be healthy. You need to keep eating and drink more water.

      Good luck!

  18. QUESTION:
    Is it ok to buy a lot of lemons and juice them all for the Master Cleanse and preserve the juice in the fridge?
    Hello, Im doing the Master Cleanse Detox just to restart my system and make healthier choices but I wanted to know is it ok to buy a large amount of organic lemons so I dont have to keep running to the store. I plan to juice all the lemons at once and use the amount needed for the day then preserve the rest. Is that ok?

    • ANSWER:
      Juice the amount of lemons you`re planning to intake the morning you`re doing the cleanse or the next day. I hear that squeezed lemon juice stay fresh no longer than 2 days. Do not keep your freshly purchased lemons in the fridge for more than 10 days. I did, and they`ve got green mold growing on them (what a waste.)

  19. QUESTION:
    What is the best detox/ body cleanse system out there?
    I am trying to improve my nutrition habits by eating natural and organic foods but to begin, I'd like to do a body cleanse/flush or detox. There are a lot of options available but I would like the most gentle and safe option. Preferably something with medical approval. Thanks for your help!

    • ANSWER:
      threenorns 5-step cleansing process for a healthy mind and body

      this is 100% guaranteed safe and effective:

      1. drink minimum 2litres fresh clean water daily
      2. eat wholesome, nutritious food
      2b bin the junk - anything from a box, a packet, or a take-out menu, get rid of it.
      3. throw out your alarm clock. go to bed at a time that allows you to awake naturally at the time you need to be up.
      4. get rid of chemical crap in your house - not just tobacco smoke, lose the cleaners and antibacterials. you can get 100% of your house clean and sanitized using: baking soda, vinegar, a cut lemon, and a steam cleaner.
      5. 30 minutes brisk activity every day, without fail.

      quite frankly, anything else out there, the only "cleansing" you'll get done is the inside of your wallet.

      if you MUST spend money on a cleansing process, follow my tried-and-true system and send a donation to your local animal shelter.

  20. QUESTION:
    How can I have a healthy detox?
    Define DETOX: cleansing the body of poisons or toxins that may have accumulated through addictive habits.

    Welllll, I'm trying to live a healthier life style and drop a lot of my bad habits. And I'm trying to quit drinking sodas, energy drinks, and coffee. Just like stick to water. Also, I'm quiting smoking for another example. I'm mainly just trying to be as healthy as I can be.

    Well I was just wondering is there a way that I can detox at home and if so how?

    Opinions would be lovely. :)

    • ANSWER:
      just make sure you get enough fiber in your diet.

  21. 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.

  22. QUESTION:
    What are the healthiest foods for rapid detox and weight loss?
    I would like to go on a cleanse and start a healthy regimen for the new year. What are the best foods/combinations to do a detox and then a weight loss regimen? Are these cleansers like Puristat a bunch of hog wash or are they any good? I know to keep a low carb, low sugar, low fat diet, but are there any super food secrets I should know? Or juicing recipes that are great? Thanks so much!

    • ANSWER:
      I was just watching a segment on channel 3 news in Cleveland OHio about detoxing... I tried one that really did seem to work well... as long as I followed it to the t... which I didn't

      Anyway the segment basicially said that all the detox systems on the shelves aren't worth a whole lot, and basicially don't do a whole lot as a matter of fact when they contacted the companies they couldn't even tell you what detoxing is.... interesting

      anyway at the end of the segment all she said was that PLENTY of water and TONS of greens (veggies that are green... the greener the better)... I would add to that myself spices.. like cayenne pepper or the like or maybe some tabassico sauce (great metabo booster as well)

      I'm not saying that the detox boxes don't work but if you want a decent on your going to have to pay upwards 50 bucks.... and you may have a decent system that will work pretty effectivetly...

      also there is also the master clense diet... which is water lemon (squeeze in the water) a table spoon of maple syrup, and a table spoon of cayanne pepper.... 3 times a day, with 8 ounces of water...
      this is a fasting cleanse so you don't eat for 3-5 days depending.... but it doesn't detox... it just makes you poo and starve... but you lose the weight...

      I'd recommend TONS of WATER and GREEN VEGGIES.... stick to that for about 2 weeks (qhich is what a detox program calls for) your clean yourself out and be ready for a great start to a new life... P.S. as an added bonus----- you can take the money that you would have spent and go get yourself a colonic...yum.,

  23. 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.

  24. QUESTION:
    What is the best way to detox your body? like a colon cleanse, what brand is the best?
    Which one is the healthiest, do they really work? Are any of them dangerous or bad for you at all? Is it beneficial for a 24 year old?

    • ANSWER:
      Colon cleansing does work, especially if you eat a lot of meat or are not very active. Meat can get stuck in your colon and cause fatigue, weight gain, skin problems, and more.

      I use a colon cleanse product called IntraCleanse. They might still have some free trials left here -
      http://sarasweightloss.org/IntraCleanseFREEtrial

      So far the results have been great. Less bloating, more energy, and I'm losing a few pounds a week. But I'm over 40 and you are only 24. You may not have the same problems I used to :)

      I have not felt any negative side effects from IntraCleanse. I don't think it is dangerous.

      Read about my weight loss story below.

  25. QUESTION:
    When do the results from the master cleanse start showing?
    I am 15 years old, and my weight has been a real problem for me. I am 5'4 and weigh more than 180 pounds. So I have started the master cleanse but so far no resluts. I have not started feeling the urgency to go the bathroom. What should I do? Also drinking a lot of green tea and water and eating less solid food.

    • ANSWER:
      At your age you need nutrition!
      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!
      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.

  26. QUESTION:
    What should I do before I start eating healthy?
    I'm almost 15, and I am going to start eating healthier. I feel that I need to, because I feel really unhealthy. I came up with a plan to exercise, but is there something I should do before I start my healthy eating? Like a cleanse or detox?

    • ANSWER:

  27. 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.

  28. QUESTION:
    How do you do the master cleanse if you work a mixed schedule?
    I work 3 nights and 2 days a week and I want to do the Master Cleanse. Has anyone ever done the master cleanse while working the 3rd shift. Is there anyone who can give some suggestions.

    • 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. Your intestines are clean unless you use large amounts of muscle relaxers, or have serious digestive illness.

      The only thing that will help you lose weight is a healthy lifestyle that consists of a proper diet and frequent exercise.

  29. 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

  30. QUESTION:
    Has anyone every tried the Lemon Cayenne Pepper Detox Cleanse? Also known as the master cleanse?
    If so is it safe, and what were your experiences on the cleanse, good or bad?

    • ANSWER:
      I made it three days and that was all I could take. I WAS hungry and had headaches from lack of food (not from caffeine with-drawl).
      I don't think it's healthy. After 10 days you have to slowly work solids back into your diet and they recommend taking a pro-biotic to replace the GOOD bacteria that you've flushed out. That didn't sound healthy to me.
      The lemonade was actually tasty but after a day of it I was sick of it. The salt water flush wasn't too bad, if you do it try to get the "Celtic Grey Sea Salt" (more mild) and heat it up hot. Trick your mind into thinking it is Chicken soup broth and try it through a straw. I made myself drink it by counting the swallows during one drink..I tried to get 8 swallows in each time and finished the 32 ounces within 30 minutes (which is fast enough). I also did the Senna Lax Tea at night and had mild cramping. Maddi is wrong when she says you WILL puke, I have a severe phobia to vomit and would have NEVER done it if I thought for one second my stomach couldn't handle it. I didn't puke. The flush DOES work quickly, best to start when you don't have to work. I wouldn't say it's "un-safe" for otherwise healthy people but I don't think it's healthy by any means.

  31. 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.

  32. QUESTION:
    What is the best detox to help jump start diet?
    Im going to start a low carb diet and was wondering why kind of detox type thing would really help get things going? Suggestions anyone?

    • ANSWER:
      Hi There,

      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!

  33. QUESTION:
    What is a good Detox diet for an ectomorph body type?
    I am 20 years old and have been having digestion problems and a few health problem. Yes, I have seen a doctor about it and everything seems to have rational and easily fixed by medication. It was suggested to me that I do a detox diet just to try to clear out some of the bad stuff in my system. But its hard trying to find a diet I can actually do.

    I am about 5'1" and 105lbs. I have a naturally high metabolism and physically need protein though out the day and sustenance or I become ill, light headed, nauseous and irritable. I want to find a detox diet that won't require me to just drink a veggie/fruit juice. My body can't handle just those in a day.

    Any thoughts or suggestions?

    • ANSWER:
      If you had a high metabolism, you would have a host of symptoms and be under the care of an endocrinologist. If you're lean, it's your genetics...minimal adipocytes.

      If your doctor suggested the detox diet, you need a new doctor. You have some bad information for a 20 year old. You should get some books at the library and study. Don't try to learn from the internet.

      "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 or 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!!

  34. QUESTION:
    Is it ok to start Master Cleanse with a cold?
    I just started coming down with a cold, and was planning on starting the Master Cleanse. Is ok to start now, or should I wait till I feel better?

    • ANSWER:
      This is probably an answer you won't like, but I'll give it anyway.

      Master Cleanse is another one of those quirky detox/diet plans that has no scientific data to back it up. You may as well go get some colonic irrigation done while you're at it. People have been doing that for longer with about the same results. It's all snake oil based on assumption and pseudoscience and misinformation.

      You want to detox? Drink water. It's the best detoxifier available. You want to lose weight? Eat a healthy diet heavy on the fruits and veggies and get some exercise. These are the things that will make you feel better, feel stronger, fight infections, and look better too.

      Personally, I wouldn't recommend starting Master Cleanse even when you feel fine, much less when you are under the weather.

  35. QUESTION:
    How can you cleanse your body from weed for a drug test when you only have from 7-9 days to do it?
    I only smoked one joint but I need to clean out before next week. What are the healthiest ways to do this (and most quick ways) Also do the home drug test work and when should I take one?

    • ANSWER:
      If you only took a few hits you should be in the clear by the time you take your test. But if you do it more regularly or smoked more than literally 3 hits, odds are you're going to test positive. Your best and safest bet is to invest in an herbal detox tea. If used as directed they almost always work.

  36. 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.

  37. QUESTION:
    Do anyone know of a good way to detox your system without pills?
    I am trying to stop drinking and want to loose weight. I figure if I try to stop drinking and cleanse my body first then that will help or is this going about it the wrong way? Desperate to do both!

    • ANSWER:
      Green Tea...

      LOTS AND LOTS AND LOTS OF GREEN TEA.

      It has antioxidents to help your wounded insides heal from the alcohol and is supposidly able to aid in weight loss.

      AND It only has 1/6th the amount of caffieen as coffee!

      "They" say the average person should drink 6 cups of it a day just to stay healthy so if you make it in a huge quantity and keep it iced in the fridge with some lemon slices or mint then you can sip it all day instead of water.

      PLEASE...

      DON'T
      BUY
      THE
      CLAIMS
      OF
      "DETOX"
      PILLS
      AND
      DRINKS.

      They are TOTAL bullshit... Scams... No proof what so ever that they work...

      Your better off drinking wine then the bullshit 'lemon juice and cyanne pepper' drinks that they sell as a "Detox Flush".

      ANYTHING that has the words "DETOX" or "FLUSH" on the package are bullshit... A total waste of money!!

      Just drink tea, eat fresh fruits and veggies, and you will be fine.

  38. QUESTION:
    Is it safe to take breast enhancement pills and detox pills at the same time?
    I am doing a ten day detox kit, its called bio firm, and i want to start taking breast enhancement pills. Will this be harmful tome or wreck the results i could see in either one?

    • ANSWER:
      Okay, honestly? You aren't going to see a dang bit of effect from either of those pills. They are both scams. Detoxing is mostly a racket... your body is very good at cleansing itself of toxins, and unless you are willing to commit to a lifetime of healthy eating and lifestyle you will not see any permanent improvement. And breast enlargement is 100% a scam.

  39. QUESTION:
    What is the best way to detox your body?
    I can't take these grainy drinks, any advice? I want to cleanse and detox, hopefully lose weight in the process, to jump start healthy eating and exercise.

    Thanks in advance!

    • ANSWER:
      green tea and other kinds of herbal tea.

  40. QUESTION:
    For people who have undergone detoxification: Is it normal to experience thinning hair during and after detox?
    I'm not talking about dialysis or any other conventional detox. I'm referring to detox drinks / solution.

    Thank you.

    • ANSWER:
      If you noticed increased hair loss immediately after whatever you took for detoxing, it could well be a result, probably temporary, of vitamins and minerals essential for hair health being removed by the detox product and process. Hair loss frequently occurs when a person has inadequate B vitamins - especially B6, biotin, inositol and folic acid; and the minerals magnesium, sulfur and zinc. The B vitamins, especially B5 (pantothenic acid and B3 (niacin), are especially important for hair growth.

      A healthy diet and possibly the addition of a good whole foods derived multi-vitamin and mineral product and/or a good Vitamin B-Complex product may reverse your hair loss if it is due to nutrient depletion. If that does not work, see a doctor to find out what is going on.

      The product you took may or may not be of much use, but do not listen to those who say toxins are "made up". Since the turn of last century we have introduced almost 100,000 chemical compounds previously not found in nature into our environment. Only about 1000 of them have been studied for safety and many of those which were studied have been proven to be harmful, including carcinogens. Many of our environmental toxins such as the heavy metals can accumulate in the body and are not easily eliminated through the body's natural detoxification process. Yes, there are a lot of detox and cleansing scam products out there, but that does not mean that the idea of detoxing and cleansing is not a valuable one.

      Instead of spending your money on commercial detox products, consider using items such as parsley, chlorella and cilantro to remove heavy metals and an occasional one day fast where you consume nothing but water, or watermelon or dark grapes with seeds. Doing that and eating lots of good raw vegetables and fruits and other fiber should help you stay plenty cleansed.

      All the best!

  41. QUESTION:
    What is the best cleanse/detox to get rid of all your toxins and lose a few pounds?
    I want to feel a few pounds lighter and start new on a healthy life! What is the best way to do it?

    • ANSWER:
      So so many products, check a GOOD Healthfood store, large ones frequently have surprisingly knowlegeable personnel.

      My suggestion, start drinking green tea, cut down as much as possible on your red meats, sausage, and FAT.

      Experiment with new and unusual to you veggies and fruit. Stop eating snacks, concentrate on FRESH.

      Stop drinking booze/wine/soda.

  42. 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

  43. QUESTION:
    How early before event should I do 7 day full-body cleanse?
    I have a special event coming up in late July that I need to look great for. Should I do a full body cleanse this coming week and workout really hard for a month or should I do it vise versa by working out really hard for a month and then cleansing the week before my event?! Thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      Cleansing is a waste of time and an unhealthy thing to do according the health experts.

      Detox dieting is a myth. 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 be replaced very quickly.

      Check out the following references because you've probably been getting your information from unreliable sources.

      "'Cleansing' diets may be worthless"
      http://www.webmd.com/diet/features/detox-diets-purging-myths

      "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,"
      http://www.medicinenet.com/script/main/art.asp?articlekey=64306

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

      "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’t waste your money...follow a healthy,
      balanced lifestyle instead."
      Ref: http://www.lee-county.com/gov/dept/HumanResources/Wellness_Newsletters/Aug%2008.pdf

      You can find your own links debunking the detox diets, master cleanses, and other such nonsense by Googling "detox diet myth" or searching USA.gov for your appropriate key words.

      The way to detox is to stop ingesting toxins and let your body cleanse itself naturally. If you have, for example, THC in your blood from smoking pot, there is no food, no flush, no purge, no cleanse that will make it go away. Your body will catabolize or excrete it naturally given sufficient time. 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.

      Good luck and good health!!

  44. QUESTION:
    What is the best detox to help get rid of cellulite?
    I've read that one of the best ways to help get rid of cellulite (beyond diet and exercising) is to go through a detox. What is the best one to do? I'm getting married next year and I don't want lumpy thighs and butt for my honeymoon. Please Help!!

    • ANSWER:
      A healthy liver is hugely important for getting rid of cellulite. You can do liver cleanses or heal the liver other ways such as with herbs or a healthier diet focused on giving the liver what it needs. It does take time, but the results last (unlike a cellulite cream or other temporary method.) Definitely do a colon cleanse before you begin since you need a clean digestive tract to keep your liver from reabsorbing toxic bile.

      Also be sure you are doing strength training exercise, not just walking or other aerobic exercise. Strength training will add lean muscle that helps you burn fat fast. You will not bulk up but instead see your body composition change from flabby to sleek and fit. Makes a big difference.

      As far as diet goes, aside from the obvious things you know, be sure you completely avoid artificial sweeteners like aspartame. Those actually pack on the pounds along with causing lots of other problems. Cut back on sugar as much as possible since that is the main culprit behind fat gain.

      Hope you look amazing for your wedding. :-)

  45. QUESTION:
    Is it possible to go on a juice like cleanse without using laxatives?
    I want to go on a cleanse because I've felt slightly under the weather for the past few weeks, but I don't want to have to completely flush my system out by using laxatives, or being on the toilet every hour...Anybody have any ideas? Also, I can't handle taking vinegar shots, or anything of that sort. The lemon, cayenne pepper, maple syrup one sounds doable to be, but if anybody knows anything like that then please make your suggestion!

    • ANSWER:
      There are endless amounts of stuff out there that can help you cleanse your body and stop/prevent you from this ill feeling you have had for some time. I will give you a couple ideas and allow you to make the best decision for yourself based on your circumstances.

      Believe it or not, there's a microbial zoo living inside you, literally trillions of microscopic organisms―more than 10,000 different kinds of them―all working with each other and you! Over 80% of your immune system derives from inside your gut so when your not "regular", your immune system is suffering. Thus, you feelings sick all the time.

      Maintaining optimal gut flora by eating raw food grown in healthy, organic soil and 'reseeding' your gut with fermented foods and probiotics may be one of the most important steps you can take to improve your health. If you aren't eating fermented foods, you most likely need to supplement with a probiotic on a regular basis, especially if you're eating a lot of processed foods. Poor diet in general, especially one high in fructose and sugar extols a heavy price, as it tends to wipe out the beneficial bacteria in your gut, giving non-beneficial bacteria and other pathogens free rein to proliferate unchecked.

      Beyond fermented foods (sauerkraut is my favorite), you can purchase products to help your immune system. "https://erikwelker.my90forlife.com/shop/index.html?view=Products&Category=Products&default=vitamins_amp;_minerals" This is a system I sell as well as use myself. Its amazing. Everything you need to help boost your bodies natural defenses. All your vitamins and minerals that you need and are probably deficient in will work together to bring you back to optimal health.

      If that does not interest you, here are a few "remedies" you can try. You mentioned lemon, but ill expand on that.....
      Lemons or limes juiced mixed with spring water (to dilute). To that mixture, using a garlic press, press 2 cloves of garlic, and grate some raw ginger, using a veggie grater and then put the shreds into the garlic press and squeeze out the juice. Then add one tablespoon of olive oil (preferably organic virgin) to the mixture and shake to mix.............Then drink.

      That drink is best taken in the morning after stretching and breathing exercises. Try not to eat anything for one hour following the mixture.

      Alternatively you can try other detox support systems. Those include Hydrotherapy, Skin Brushing, Stretching and relaxation exercise (Yoga or Meditation), Aromatherapy, or just plain Aerobic Exercises. Help with these can be found at website below.

      If you require further help, do not hesitate to ask. Take care!

  46. QUESTION:
    Anyone have any diets for fasting, to cleanse your body of toxins?
    I want to do a 3 day fast to cleanse my body of all the toxins, and restart my digestive system. I've heard of all these juice only fast, or fruit only fasts etc. So, does anyone have any, that have worked well, or just anything at all?

    • ANSWER:
      Hi,Why do you want to cleanse your body?If you are worried about toxins,maybee your diet is not very good?
      Do not buy these detox packages they are a waiste of money,you need to sensibly look at why you feel the need to detox?have you had a bad month with Alcohol,or a bad fast food Month,or lots of candies,pastries,chocolates cookies etc?If you eat a healthy diet,with plenty of fruits,veggies,fish,etc there would be absolutely no need to Detox what so ever!A three day fast with drinking mineral water(lots!)with lemon juice,will help clear you out,but is not a substitute for a long term healthy diet and lifestyle.

  47. QUESTION:
    How to do a body cleanse in a healthy way?
    I want to do a body cleanse to rid my body of toxins but I don't want to starve myself to do it... any at home cleanses that are easy? or something similar to a cleanse?

    • ANSWER:
      There are supplements that you can take to detox your body. You can take individual supplements of Wheat Grass, Dandelion and Beet. Or, you can take an all in one pill like Slimatrol.

      You should try to detox from metals, artificial ingredients and overload of traditional nutrients.
      Along with taking supplements, also consider juicing or greening.

      Juicing is simply eating only liquids for a period of 1 - 3 weeks. The liquid contains only fruits and veggies, like celery, beet, blackberries, pear, spinach and cabbage. Blend together and drink this everyday. Take along with your Dandelion or Slimatrol.

      Greening is also easy. Greening is simply eating a green food shake 1 -2 times a day and nothing else. It should contain superfoods, like Spirulina and Chlorella. Your body will show the difference. You can find a great shake at Vitamin Shoppe or Trader Joes. Mix with Coconut Water and take with your supplement. Your body will look great.

  48. QUESTION:
    Is a detox cleanse a healthy thing to do?
    Just wondering. I keep getting headaches, and tension in my neck and shoulders nearly everyday. There is really no reason.

    • ANSWER:
      Try working out sessions like running, swimming.
      Sweat till you drop exercises.
      Do stretching exercises.
      Rather than going for detox, I would suggesting working out a lot every single day and refrain from drinking alcohol and eating artificial sugar, not smoking and not doing drugs.
      Always eat everything in moderation.

      Do yoga and sleep,sit and walk in correct posture.
      Stiffness of neck can be associated with stress as well.

  49. QUESTION:
    Best diet cleanse to kickoff a healthy diet for weightloss?
    I want to start eating healthier, exercising more, and loose weight. I want to try a cleanse or detox to kick off my diet, any suggestions on ones that have worked? If so, what were your results?

    • ANSWER:
      Thecleanse 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. the 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.and if you need any more help check out my diet blog .

  50. QUESTION:
    Can anyone tell me a good home remedy for a detox cleansing of the whole body.But mainly the digestive organs?
    Just looken for a good remedy that is cheap,I don't want to have to pay 0.00 to be healthy.That is just insane.I think maybe -40 should be enough.

    • ANSWER:
      I would recommend you something workable and cheap.Buy Mate tea, but the green one, which is not fermented and every day drink at least 2 to 3 cups of that tea. Make magics and you'll have also plenty of energy.I am great fan of Spirulina..again detoxicates the body and also supplies it with many healthy substances.. Best of luck!!


healthiest detox cleanse

Rescue Detox Ice

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    What is the best way to use rescue detox ice, Need directions asap!!!?
    I have a drug test tomorrow around 11 and i have a few different toxins in my system. I bought the drink rescue detox ice today and would like some more information on the directions on how to use it correctly because i know if you don't use it right it won't work. So anyone with info that can help please do so asap, Thank you!!!

    • ANSWER:
      So-called detoxers show up as masking agents and are an automatic fail.

      If it is important to pass a drug test, perhaps it is best not to use drugs. 100% pass rate that way.

  2. QUESTION:
    Rescue detox ice works?
    So its 8:27 am at the moment nd I have a probation meeting at 1pm. Im going to be tested today and I have been smoking weed...I bought a detox called 'rescue detox ice' I researched it for a few days nd most people said it works unlike other detoxes that they've tried. My question is if it will work for me today because I smoked yesterday and I'm planning on taking this detox at 10 am prior to going to probation to drop. If anyone knows if it will work for me please let me know..I'm just really nervous right now. HELP!

    • ANSWER:
      If you are talking about THC, weed, then you will fail. THC is fat soluble, so it will stay in your system for 30 days on average. Booze has always been the "drug" of choice because it leaves the system in hours, not weeks.

  3. QUESTION:
    Rescue Detox Ice... Does It Work?
    Would it work to pass a urine test? Will it show up in the results? This question is in regard to people who smoke marijuana regularly and want to use rescue detox ice to pass a drug test.

    • ANSWER:
      The only reliable detox is TIME.

  4. QUESTION:
    does detox rescue ice work?
    I havent smoked any weed for 2 weeks but ive read it takes habitual smokers longer to get clean. So i went to my local headshop and got rescue detox ice for 40 bucks. Im just wondering if anyone has used it and passed? My test is in 3 days, i know im close to being clean but i want to be sure. if anyone has any helpful advice id appreciate it. The anticipation is killing me i just want to get it in take the test and get out! and fire up :D

    • ANSWER:
      Detoxers show up as a masking agent and is an automatic fail.

      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.

  5. QUESTION:
    If I take rescue detox ice the morning of my drug test, but smoked last week, will it work?

    • ANSWER:
      No.
      THC is stored in fat in the body. For a regular user, it can take over a MONTH once smoking is stopped.

      The only reliable thing detox products do is empty your wallet.

      Drinks, fluids, niacin are all scams.

  6. QUESTION:
    Rescue Detox ice and my drug test?
    Okay Im starting an 11 month LPN program in september through eastern suffolk boces. I need to pass a drug test but 1 the date is "to be announced" and 2 im not sure if its blood urine or hair. the only drug i use is marijuana and its usually every day. I have orientation June 12th and im not sure if theyre going to give me the test then or not. Obviously i dont want to call and ask because itll look suspicious since im accepted and they have all my information. I bought this drink from a head shop called rescue detox ice and im going to take it the day of orientation. If youve done this program recently please help me out and tell me what type of drug test it is and when, and also if they can test for "rescue detox ice"
    Joshua C you can blow me..i dont smoke when i work and i have a 3.7 gpa so stop writing worthless answers that dont solve my problem and start helping. you honestly think your answers going to make me have an epiphany? fat chance.
    p.s. bite me.

    • ANSWER:
      Your going to be dealing with people's health. For your communities sake, I hope you get caught and fail the drug test and get banned from practicing medicine.

      It takes 30 days to clean up. Do the right thing, quit smoking and start living.

  7. QUESTION:
    Does herbal clean qcarbo16 mega strenght help all drugs on a drug test?
    Drug test

    • ANSWER:
      Dude unless it says guaranteed on the bottle to work than don't get it. Look up lots of reviews to see if it worked for other people. I bought a 30$ detox drink (rescue detox ice) and it did not work.

  8. QUESTION:
    i want use rescue ice detox for a test but i want make sure it actually works?

    • ANSWER:
      As far as I have heard, rescue ice detox is not very effective, and does not work well...

  9. QUESTION:
    i have a drug test coming up for a job,?
    so i use to be a huge heavy smoker of weed like very very heavy smoker every day, i am officially 3 weeks clean because i had a moment of weakness at a party (dec 20)and took a toke otherwise i would be a month clean now i officially stopped smoking on December 6 (other than my weakness on the 20) i have a detox drink Rescue Ice for more than 200 pound (im 170) will it detox my pee or will it not work, i also have the fake pee or a friend who is clean but is a type 1 diabetic?? i really want this job and have completely quit weed now and dont want to loose the opportunity because of my passed transgressions...please help

    • ANSWER:
      Drink cranberry juice like crazy. Stay away from anything dairy (milk, cheese, ice cream) etc. The dairy only helps the fat in your body retain THC. Make sure you keep drinking plenty of fluids. Buy another dextox drink and then take a home drug test. If you pass, then you will pass the actual drug test.

  10. QUESTION:
    Info on detox drinks for drug test..?
    I am currently on a medication for nerve problems. Which after looking into the drug, I found out that it fails you on a drug test for.. A big word that I can't say, much less spell... I have my reasons for not being able to explain the medication to the school I'm trying to get into. So I bought the detox drink, rescue ice, and am hoping it will help me out. However, after looking into the detox drink, I read comments saying that you have to drink a gallon of water before. Someone said a gallon after. I know to refill twice with water and drink that within 30 minutes too. But does anyone have some exacts. I know too much water will make the results show that the urine is deluted (however you spell it). Does anyone know exactly how much water intake is needed. None of the gallon stuff. Not trying to pee just water. I'm not the best speller, but I'm no retard. Any help?
    Like I JUST said, I have my reasons for not being in the position to say what I'm taking and exactly why I'm taking it. I don't get my medication illegally. And if they don't work, I simply wonder how they did for my brother in the past. I'd gladly ask him, but he passed a year ago. Anyone have any real answers or help? Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      If you have a valid prescription for this drug all you have to do is produce it, the paperwork will be marked accordingly. If you are taking it illegally you are screwed, the drink won't work.

  11. QUESTION:
    Rescue Ice Detox/urine testing?
    I recently just acquired a new job and there is a mandatory drug screening before. I am a avid marijuana user daily for back pain, high grade type strains.. I had bought some Rescue Ice Green Tea for people 200 and over, I drank almost all of it and ended up throwing up most of it. I finished the rest and followed the directions. I only drink water and sometimes I drink up to 150 oz a day which I know can mess with the tests.. its not on purpose, I just am very thirsty haha. I'm just wondering if I would still pass my test.. I haven't been smoking quiet as often as I use to ( up to an 8th a day of high grade) and now if I smoke at all it would be a blunt or a few bowls.. what could I do to increase my chance of passing this drug test with some home remedies? I do understand water does not flush out the thc particles.. so any ideas anyone? The negativity towards marijuana can be left at the answer box. I don't want to see it. If its not a solution, no reason to comment.

    • ANSWER:
      With that heavy a use, nothing you try is going to work. You will only waste your money. I am sure you know it takes 30 days for THC metabolites to be out of the urine.

      The only thing left for you to decide is whether your continued use is worth not being able to hold down a steady job. That, you will have to decide for yourself.

  12. QUESTION:
    will a detox drink clean aderrall out of my system?
    so i just started working a night shift and wednesday night one of my coworkers gave me some aderall to help me stay awake. it was about 60mg over 8hrs. i have a drug test to complete tomorrow morning so i went out and bought a detox drink ("rescue ice") hoping that it will clean out the aderall. will this work? any help is appreciated.
    (i know this was a stupid thing to do. my drug test was random and if i had known it was coming up i wouldnt have taken it.)

    • ANSWER:
      adderall is amphetamine it stays in your system for 3 to 6 days just stop a week before your piss test

  13. QUESTION:
    Which spa package should I gift to my mom?
    I want to give my mom a day of relaxation for her b-day! I just am having a hard time choosing from one of the following packages.
    My mom is the most awesome lady in the world, and she NEVER treats herself, so she deserves something special, but she's not flashy, either.
    NOTE: Price doesn't really matter, except for comparative value.

    Miracullum Signature Escape Spa Package ~ 9/person (2.5 hrs)
    Back Relaxer Bed
    Tranquility Relaxing Massage
    Steam Canopy
    Foot Massage
    Spa Deep Pore Cleansing Facial

    Spa Sampler Package ~ 3/person (? hrs)
    Back Relaxer Bed
    Neck & Shoulder Massage
    Body Scrub
    Pick-Me-Up Facial

    Ultimate Day Spa Package ~ 9/person (3.5 hrs)
    Back Relaxer Bed
    Foot Rescue
    Tranquility Massage
    Body Scrub & Steam Canopy
    Scalp Massage
    Spa Facial

    My Mother and Me Spa Package ~ 0/two (? hrs)
    Back Relaxer Bed
    Spa Facial
    Eye Zone Treatment
    Foot Soak
    Foot Scrub
    Glass of Champagne (or sparkling water), Chocolate Truffle

    The Pleasant Sanctuary ~ 0/person (2.25 hrs)
    Quiet Time & Refreshments
    Vanilla L'Orange Foot Immersion
    Private Honey Milk Bath
    Swedish Massage or Personalized Facial

    The Heavenly Oasis ~ 0/person (2.5 hrs)
    Quiet Time & Refreshments
    English Rose Foot Immersion
    Warm Buttered Hand Treatment
    Personal Steam Canopy Session
    Swedish Massage

    The Peaceful Journey ~ 5/person (5.5 hrs)
    Quiet Time & Refreshments
    Tahitian Tropics Foot Immersion
    Swedish Massage
    Private Lavender Bath
    Signature Advanced Facial
    Spa Pedicure
    Complimentary Spa Lunch

    My Custom Set 1 ~ 5/person (2.75 hrs)
    Swedish Massage
    Body Sea Salt Glow
    Hot Jade Stone Pedicure

    My Custom Set 2 ~ 5/person (2.8 hrs)
    Aromatherapy Massage
    European Spa Facial
    Regenerating Hand Treatment

    Changes Full Day of Pampering ~ 8/person (5.5 hrs)
    Full Body Massage
    Ultra Hydration Facial
    Changes Manicure and Pedicure
    Shampoo, Blow-dry, Style
    Make-up Application
    Lunch

    Morning Delight ~ 7/person (3.5 hrs)
    Full Body Massage
    Changes Manicure
    Express Facial
    Shampoo, Blow-dry, Style
    Make-up Application

    Mini-Getaway Spa Package ~ 2/person (2.5 hrs)
    Full Body Massage w/ Spa Glow
    Spa Pedicure

    My Custom Set 3 ~ 9/person (2.5 hrs)
    Only Natural Body Facial
    Changes Signature Facial
    The Changes Pedicure

    My Custom Set 4 ~ 0/person (2.5 hrs)
    Fusion Stone Massage
    Changes Signature Facial
    Spa Manicure

    My Custom Set 5 ~ 0/person (3 hrs)
    Aromatic Body Polish
    Hot Stone Massage
    Custom Facial

    My Custom Set 6 ~ 0/person (3.5 hrs)
    Aroma Salt Glow
    Bella Mia's Prima Massage - 90 mins
    Eye Rescue
    Spa Manicure

    My Custom Set 7 ~ 4/person (3.5 hrs)
    Aroma Salt Glow
    Relaxation Massage
    Relaxation Facial
    Eye Rescue
    Ion Foot Detox

    My Custom Set 8 ~ 5/person (3 hrs)
    Swedish Massage
    Royale Signature Facial
    Ice Cream Sundae Mani/Pedi

    My Custom Set 9 ~ 3/person (3 hrs)
    Pear Green Apple Sugar Scrub
    Eye Quattro
    La Stone Massage - 90 mins

    My Custom Set 10 ~ 0/person (3 hrs)
    Sodona & French Red Clay Masque
    Swedish Massage - 90 mins
    Manicure

    • ANSWER:
      My Mother & Me sounds like your best bet. You and her can enjoy a mom/daughter spa day!

  14. QUESTION:
    Which spa package should I gift to my mom?
    I want to give my mom a day of relaxation for her b-day! I just am having a hard time choosing from one of the following packages.
    My mom is the most awesome lady in the world, and she NEVER treats herself, so she deserves something special, but she's not flashy, either.
    NOTE: Price doesn't really matter, except for comparative value.

    Miracullum Signature Escape Spa Package ~ 9/person (2.5 hrs)
    Back Relaxer Bed
    Tranquility Relaxing Massage
    Steam Canopy
    Foot Massage
    Spa Deep Pore Cleansing Facial

    Spa Sampler Package ~ 3/person (? hrs)
    Back Relaxer Bed
    Neck & Shoulder Massage
    Body Scrub
    Pick-Me-Up Facial

    Ultimate Day Spa Package ~ 9/person (3.5 hrs)
    Back Relaxer Bed
    Foot Rescue
    Tranquility Massage
    Body Scrub & Steam Canopy
    Scalp Massage
    Spa Facial

    My Mother and Me Spa Package ~ 0/two (? hrs)
    Back Relaxer Bed
    Spa Facial
    Eye Zone Treatment
    Foot Soak
    Foot Scrub
    Glass of Champagne (or sparkling water), Chocolate Truffle

    The Pleasant Sanctuary  ~  0/person (2.25 hrs) 
    Quiet Time & Refreshments
    Vanilla L'Orange Foot Immersion
    Private Honey Milk Bath
    Swedish Massage or Personalized Facial 

    The Heavenly Oasis  ~  0/person (2.5 hrs) 
    Quiet Time & Refreshments
    English Rose Foot Immersion
    Warm Buttered Hand Treatment
    Personal Steam Canopy Session
    Swedish Massage 

    The Peaceful Journey  ~  5/person (5.5 hrs) 
    Quiet Time & Refreshments
    Tahitian Tropics Foot Immersion
    Swedish Massage
    Private Lavender Bath
    Signature Advanced Facial
    Spa Pedicure
    Complimentary Spa Lunch

    My Custom Set 1 ~ 5/person (2.75 hrs)
    Swedish Massage
    Body Sea Salt Glow
    Hot Jade Stone Pedicure

    My Custom Set 2 ~ 5/person (2.8 hrs)
    Aromatherapy Massage
    European Spa Facial
    Regenerating Hand Treatment

    Changes Full Day of Pampering ~ 8/person (5.5 hrs)
    Full Body Massage
    Ultra Hydration Facial
    Changes Manicure and Pedicure
    Shampoo, Blow-dry, Style
    Make-up Application
    Lunch

    Morning Delight ~ 7/person (3.5 hrs)
    Full Body Massage
    Changes Manicure
    Express Facial
    Shampoo, Blow-dry, Style
    Make-up Application

    Mini-Getaway Spa Package ~ 2/person (2.5 hrs)
    Full Body Massage w/ Spa Glow
    Spa Pedicure

    My Custom Set 3 ~ 9/person (2.5 hrs)
    Only Natural Body Facial
    Changes Signature Facial
    The Changes Pedicure

    My Custom Set 4 ~ 0/person (2.5 hrs)
    Fusion Stone Massage
    Changes Signature Facial
    Spa Manicure

    My Custom Set 5 ~ 0/person (3 hrs)
    Aromatic Body Polish
    Hot Stone Massage
    Custom Facial

    My Custom Set 6 ~ 0/person (3.5 hrs)
    Aroma Salt Glow
    Bella Mia's Prima Massage - 90 mins
    Eye Rescue
    Spa Manicure

    My Custom Set 7 ~ 4/person (3.5 hrs)
    Aroma Salt Glow
    Relaxation Massage
    Relaxation Facial
    Eye Rescue
    Ion Foot Detox

    My Custom Set 8 ~ 5/person (3 hrs)
    Swedish Massage
    Royale Signature Facial
    Ice Cream Sundae Mani/Pedi

    My Custom Set 9 ~ 3/person (3 hrs)
    Pear Green Apple Sugar Scrub
    Eye Quattro
    La Stone Massage - 90 mins

    My Custom Set 10 ~ 0/person (3 hrs)
    Sodona & French Red Clay Masque
    Swedish Massage - 90 mins
    Manicure
    I am in high school so I still live at home, so I see/spend time with my mother every single day...

    • ANSWER:
      I would do the My Mother and Me Spa Package. im assuming your out and living on your own now because you can afford this, and moms always appreciate the time they can have with their daughters. you never know how much time you have left, so i would make the most of it, and have a spa day with her.


rescue detox ice

Detox Colon

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    What are the available detox colon cleansers in india?
    I'm goin to Bangalore 2morrow, i need to buy a detox colon cleanser product.so which ones r available from this list (Co-Clean, Dual Action Cleanse, Dr Natura's Colonex, Oxy Powder, Bowtrol, Ultimate Colon Cleanse, Almighty, Colon Blow, Puristat, Enuvia). Also, what r the range of prices? Thanx for ur time.

    • ANSWER:
      fresh fruits and veggies rich in fibers

  2. 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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  3. QUESTION:
    do colon cleanse products really detox the colon and are they really effective in losing weight?
    do colon cleanse products really detox the colon and are they really effective to lose weight?

    • ANSWER:
      I think so. I do a detox every so often and I always feel so good after. Since i started regularly detoxing I have been slowly loosing weight, I'm sure if i worked out the process would go a lot quicker ;)
      I use the Dr. Young Detox, this site has a lot of cool health stuff. Good luck on your weight loss!
      http://rawpeople.com/store/raw-food-super-foods-supplements/supplements/dr-young.html

  4. QUESTION:
    What is the BEST organic colon cleanse product available?
    I don't care how expensive it is. There are so many colon cleansing products it's impossible to tell which one is best. Can anyone tell me from experience/word of mouth which is the very best organic colon cleansing product in the world.

    I want to cleanse/detox my colon using an organic cleansing product -- can anyone advise on the very best. Please no spammy adverts.

    • ANSWER:
      In a healthy individual, on a diet with adequate fibre, transit time is quite rapid and it only takes around 24 hours for the bowel to be emptied and refilled with new material. This confirms that the colon cleanse concept is a mythological one.

  5. 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.

  6. QUESTION:
    What is colon detox or colon cleanser and how do I go about doing it at home?
    Hi,

    could someone please tell me more about what is colon detox and why or how it will improve/benefit my health? Could someone also please give me some step how I can do/have it done at home myself? I use to pick up a bottle of citracid from walgreen and drink the whole bottle in the morning in an empty stomach. It works really well, but I am not sure if thats good enough.

    any advice is greatly apreciatted.

    • ANSWER:
      Colon Cleansing is promoted very heavily and is not safe for your body. Everythign it cleans out will be right back after your first meal. Its a waste - There is absolutly no proven results from colon cleansing. Any type of laxatives should not be used frequently. Colon cleansing is 100% scam. I'm sorry.

  7. QUESTION:
    What is the best detox / Colon Clean cleanser I can buy at a store?
    Recently went out of country and when I got back my stomach has been uneasy.

    I wanted to clean out my system, this is not to lose weight, simply to detox.

    • ANSWER:
      Before my colonoscopy, the Doc had me take three doses of Correctal (or some other gental laxative) and then take a bottle of Miralax mixed with 64oz of Gatoraide to drink in 3 hours or less. No food for 24 hours while doing this. It was was not fun, but I sure was clean after that!! LOL You said it wasn't to loose weight, but you will probably loose some by cleaning out your system. I lost 6 pounds.

  8. QUESTION:
    What is in the detox or colon cleanse supplements that isn't in regular fiber?
    Does it work? What would make it cleanse the colon? What about that horrible tasting stuff you get in the green bottle at the pharmacy? Wouldn't that do the same thing?

    • ANSWER:
      I have researched and tried several and found that most are only gimmicks that provide a laxative effect on the bowl. They will only cleanse your money.
      I did find one product that worked very well for me and eliminated some very yucky stuff I also lost weight and my health improved quite a lot.
      The product I used unlike others on the market had to be used over a 3 month period and was a powder that contained many herbs that I mixed with water had took twice per day Morning and night for 3 months great stuff!
      I can not give the name because of spam rules but the web address below will tell you and give you all the info you need.
      They are the cheapest too as they sell it a wholesale prices.

  9. QUESTION:
    Side effects of taking too many weight loss pills?
    I know a person who is taking Wild Rose (detox), Internal Flush (type of detox), Bentonite Colon Cleanser (detox), and Fibre Smart (fibre pills). On top of this, they are taking about 14 various pills that are vitamins and minerals per day. They are also not eating very much food, drinking alcohol every night, and not keeping very hydrated with water.
    Is there any possible negative side effects of doing this? I am worried about them and the consequences this could have.
    Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      They might as well commit suicide

  10. QUESTION:
    Does the acia berry detox pills really work?
    I ordered the acai berry detox plus the colon cleanse stuff and i have yet to try it. I'm really timid when it comes to taking things that i really dont know much about. Has anyone ever tried this stuff, and what were your results???

    • ANSWER:
      Detoxing is a myth. It is an idea that was never backed by science but by companies selling scam products. Look into it through reputable sources of information and don't waste your money. Just eat healthy, exercise and your body takes take of foreign and undesirable substances on its own.
      http://www.health.harvard.edu/press_releases/detox-diets-procedures-generally-dont-promote-health.htm
      http://www.mbhs.org/healthgate/GetHGContent.aspx?token=9c315661-83b7-472d-a7ab-bc8582171f86&chunkiid=100544
      http://www.guardian.co.uk/befit/story/0,,1379231,00.html

  11. QUESTION:
    Can doing a detox interfere with birth control pills ?
    I am currently on birth control pills, yaz. I am also starting a 7 day detox body and colon cleansing system with the pills. Will this affect the effectiveness of my birth control pills ? Thanks

    • ANSWER:
      They shouldn't but you aren't going to be interested in much sexual activity anyway.
      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.

  12. QUESTION:
    do you have to drink acai berry detox with colon cleanse at the same time?
    do you have to drink acai berry detox with colon cleanse at the same time?

    • ANSWER:
      This whole acai berry thing is a scam.
      Acai berries are high in antioxidants.
      A diet high in antioxidant foods can increase your metabolism.
      An increase in metabolism can burn more calories.
      More calories burned can result in weight loss.
      Acai berries cause weight loss!
      That is the big "stretch" these con artists are selling.
      Acai berries don't have any more antioxidants in them than regular blueberries, strawberries, raspberries, or blackberries. At 10 times the price because they are "exotic".
      The "cleanse" that usually come with them contain nothing more than psyllium husk powder to help you poop more. This can deplete healthy bacteria and enzymes in the digestive system. And you can buy a quart jar of it for at the grocery, not 60 tablets.
      There is no such thing as a "fat burner ".
      Burning more calories than you consume is the only fat burner.
      None of these weight loss supplements guarantee anything unless you establish a healthy diet and exercise program.
      So why not just establish a healthy diet and exercise program and keep your money?
      You are spending somewhere between and per day on products that are not approved or guaranteed to do anything!
      The same "stretch of the imagination" applies to the green tea, maqui berry, hoodia, moyoberry, gojiberry, fruta planta, and african mango seed extract pills out there.
      That kind of money pays for a great gym membership.
      The only weight loss supplement I recommend is a basic multivitamin.
      A healthy diet high in both soluble and insoluble fiber is the only safe way there is.

      If I sounds like I am going off it is because I am tired of seeing people get ripped off!
      Put "acai and credit card" in the Search Y! Answers bar above and see what you get.

  13. QUESTION:
    Has anyone tried naturopathic remedies to cure their acne?
    Like going to see a naturopathic doctor, doing a detox diet, getting colon cleansing, doing an elimination diet, etc.? What were the results? I am 29 and am still plagued by acne and NOTHING I've tried has helped, including all the over-the-counter acne cleansers. I need to try something else.

    • ANSWER:
      Use a good toner. Spray onto face or wipe on with a cotton ball and wipe off with a clean, dry cotton ball. This gets rid of excess cleanser and tightens pores. Good, inexpensive choices include plain witch hazel for normal to dry skin, lemon juice, or 3% hydrogen peroxide for oily skin. 70% ethyl rubbing alcohol can also be used for severe oiliness, but it can really dry out your skin and irritate it more. Some toners are medicated, and this stage is the best for using a medicated product if you're only going to use one medication.

      Bacteria in pores is one cause of spots. Reduce the amount of bacteria by using toners containing anti-bacterial agents like alcohol, peroxide and benzalkonium chloride, and by using creams that contain benzoyl peroxide (ask your doctor about benzaclin, with moisturizer if you have dry skin, as it works better than just plain benzoyl because benzoyl takes up to 8 weeks before improvement is seen) which kill bacteria as well as cause the skin to regenerate faster.

      Maintain a routine. Most acne treatments take time to work. It usually takes between two and eight weeks before you see any significant improvement, so you are going to have to be patient. Once you've gotten your acne cleared up, it's important to continue with the treatment that's working so it does not return.

      Bye...

  14. QUESTION:
    What foods should I avoid during a detox?
    I'm detox-ing my colon/liver. What things should I avoid eating/drinking?

    • ANSWER:
      meats, sugars, grapefruit

  15. 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!

  16. 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.

  17. 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.

  18. QUESTION:
    Is bad to take laxative everyday? How often should you take laxative and colon cleansers?
    I've noticed that some detox systems require you to cleanse everyday. Does the same go for you stomach?

    • ANSWER:
      Hi, That is a good question. Laxatives & colon cleansers are meant an intervention only. Prolonged repeated use is highly discouraged. allot of people are getting hooked on laxatives & cleansers as it helps them compensate for damage their unhealthy lifestyles are causing.
      the fundamentals to health are eat right, sleep right & exercise right. in regards to your colon the most imporatant part would be eating right. Make sure you have an adequate intake of dietary fiber & are eating lots of fruits & vegetables.
      please don't use laxatives or colon cleansers more than they are absolutely needed. there are some that can almost seem to work miracles but it is still just a bandage to cover a syptom when we need to fix the root problem, our lifestyles.
      if you do need to take a laxative or colon cleanse (and we all do at some point) then I would recomend only an all natural product. anything with chemicals is just dangerous to be putting in your body. That said there are one or two products that I feel safe recomending to my patients. there are some that are 100% natural can be used as a laxative & colon cleanser. a good authoritative site to find reviews for various products & info on colon/digestive health is www.doctorcoloncleanse.com

  19. QUESTION:
    What is the truth about cleaning your colon?
    Should people detox themselves? Is there really pounds of undigested matter coating your intenstines? Should people try to get there intestines detoxed with herbs? I keep hearing things about this and I would like to know how much is true and how much is myth. Thank you for taking the time to answer this for me and happy holidays.

    • ANSWER:
      I've been looking into that for about 18 years now and I've read a load of books on it and mum has two Diplomas in related things. Well, the colon just needs ruffage [fibre] and that takes care of virtually everything. Further, cleaning out the colon, with irregation etc, takes away all of the friendly bugs which deal with things like lactose.

  20. QUESTION:
    Should i use a colon cleanser before i begin on alli?
    So I want o start alli weight loss this weekend, does anyone recommend me to use a detox such as colon cleansing to begin the diet?

    • ANSWER:
      if you want to use colon cleanser then you must choose best for you.

  21. QUESTION:
    What is the best detox to help get rid of cellulite?
    I've read that one of the best ways to help get rid of cellulite (beyond diet and exercising) is to go through a detox. What is the best one to do? I'm getting married next year and I don't want lumpy thighs and butt for my honeymoon. Please Help!!

    • ANSWER:
      A healthy liver is hugely important for getting rid of cellulite. You can do liver cleanses or heal the liver other ways such as with herbs or a healthier diet focused on giving the liver what it needs. It does take time, but the results last (unlike a cellulite cream or other temporary method.) Definitely do a colon cleanse before you begin since you need a clean digestive tract to keep your liver from reabsorbing toxic bile.

      Also be sure you are doing strength training exercise, not just walking or other aerobic exercise. Strength training will add lean muscle that helps you burn fat fast. You will not bulk up but instead see your body composition change from flabby to sleek and fit. Makes a big difference.

      As far as diet goes, aside from the obvious things you know, be sure you completely avoid artificial sweeteners like aspartame. Those actually pack on the pounds along with causing lots of other problems. Cut back on sugar as much as possible since that is the main culprit behind fat gain.

      Hope you look amazing for your wedding. :-)

  22. QUESTION:
    What can i use to detox or cleanse my colon out with no side effects?
    What can I use to cleanse my colon out with out pills or side effects? and after getting the colon cleansed out will it lower hyertension?

    • ANSWER:
      Ive actually had a lot of good experience with http://link.mavnt.com/cpa.php?50482.50907 I got a free sample, and it helped me feel a lot better.

      I was having problems going to the washroom, and this helped a lot. I now feel a lot more healthier and cleaner.

  23. QUESTION:
    How to detox body before starting a diet?
    Ive decided on saturday i am going to detox my body before starting loosing weight. I want to do this so my body can be fresh and get rid of all the bad stuff i have been eating recently. Obviously you need to drink alot of water but what else helps you to cleanse yourself from the inside? Thanks

    • ANSWER:
      I, for one, believe wholeheartedly in detox. But, only in the proper way otherwise it may make matters worse. Many folks assume that the body is quite capable of ridding itself of the plethora of "junk" it comes in contact with and come out smelling like roses - that's just plain ludicrous. Yes, the Supreme Being did create a wondrous marvel, our body, as we are designed with organs and systems (colon, liver, kidneys, bladder, lymph and skin) that work around the clock to rid the body of "toxins" (cellular waste, digestive waste, foreign proteins, heavy metals, etc.) that occur due to what we eat, drink, breathe, put on our skin and even from the stresses of our daily lives. Problems will and do arise when our organs/systems are overloaded with work, impeding proper function and elimination. Essentially, If our bodies could handle all of this, there would be no sickness and disease, point blank!

      When we feel below par or have symptoms of dis-ease, we are experiencing the effects of the build-up of toxins. This is another name for "acidosis" of the body. And, this is what needs to be addressed and reversed through a proper detox. Most people get it wrong when they think to "purge" the body of toxins with the many detox diets, programs or pills out in the marketplace that may do more harm than good. What needs to be done and is the real meaning of detox - Alkalize! This is the golden key that opens the door to health and vitality.

      Here's what happens: Acidosis causes obstructions in either one or more of the 3 energy flows of the body - blood, nerve and lymph. Looking at the lymphatic system (which is the main system that is stressed), lymph fluid should be free flowing towards the kidneys that should filter out the acids. With the accumulation of too many acids (acidosis), the lymph fluid becomes cationic - an environment where things start to get sticky and coagulate, allowing very little to be eliminated. Any good detox regimen should aid in removing the obstructions by changing the body fluids to alkaline. This is a major start down the road to repair and rebuilding of the body.

      Most detox diets/programs can be unhealthy and don't work only because they are not alkalizing. In many cases, they are designed to purge the body of so-called toxins. When purging is involved, what is happening is your body is being forced to function the way it should be functioning on its own. So, the solution to this inability to rid of something foreign in the body (obstructions) is to strengthen the cells so that they may perform this task of elimination optimally. Now, there are instances that a very "constipated" organ/system needs a little nudge and this nudge should be gotten through a natural means and for a short length of time, such as with the use of herbs - an alkalizing means…. not with chemicals that are acid-forming, making matters worse.

      Drinking tons of water to "flush" is not an advisable approach to detox. This is because, if you're acidic, your body will retain water as it tries to "put out the fire" of acidosis and bloating is experienced in most cases (and especially since most of the water people drink is acidic!) This approach holds no water (pun intended) since when you release your bladder, it is usually clear after drinking lots of water. The fact is, if your kidneys are filtering the lymph optimally, you would have cloudy and flakey pee.

      In essence, your diet should be your detox! A detox diet should include 80% (total calories) raw fruits or freshly-made fruit juices, 10 - 15% greens and 5 - 10% essential fatty acids. Meat, dairy products and even grain products hinder the natural detoxifying processes and should be totally avoided. They are acid-forming or congesting in the body. If your body is very acidic (sick and diseased) adding tissue-specific herbs or herbal formulas are a great plus. Even animals in the wild know which herbs to consume when they feel below par! By following this way of healthy eating, your body's elimination systems will be able to function optimally! Detoxing any other way sets you up for failure since it's most likely not an alkalizing protocol.

  24. QUESTION:
    How does the acai berry detox work?
    I just purchased the detox pills and the instructions state to take 1-2 capsules after lunch or after meals. I'm curious to how this product is suppose to work. Am I going to have the shits after every meal haha?
    I eat healthy and exercise...i'm 5'4 and weigh 125 pounds...I'm just looking for a product that does a "colon cleanse"

    • ANSWER:
      This site reviews different brands of Acai, it should help
      http://acai-for-health.onthewebs.com

      they talk about colon cleansing...

  25. 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

  26. QUESTION:
    Does Great Plains Bentonite detox get affected, and or become less potent by a temperature change?
    I am using Bentonite clay as a detox, and I initially had it stored in the fridge, but eventually took it out and it is now in one of my kitchen cabinets.
    I only want to know if that temperature change can affect the bentonite in a negative way? Thanks in advance. 10 points to the best answer.
    I failed to mention that I am using the Bentonite you drink for internal cleansing.

    • ANSWER:
      its ok..clay will not get affected by temp changes...check storage details on the bottle

      1. Use liquid bentonite, a colloidal-gel. I mix my powdered calcium bentonite in filtered water to form a gel-like constituency and keep it in a glass jar with a plastic cover. Do not use metal containers or metal spoons with clay.

      Calcium bentonite also called calcium montmorillonite is used for detox purposes whereas sodium bentonite is used for industrial purposes.

      2. Take one tablespoon of liquid bentonite in a glass of water first thing in the morning or at least an hour before food

      It has no taste. But, if you do not like the tasteless taste, take it with apple juice to make it more palatable.

      3. Drink at least eight glasses of water throughout the day to help bowel movements.

      4. As a result of its highly absorbent nature, it must be taken at least two hours before taking any medicine. It probably will absorb and eliminate the drug as well.

      5. After a week, if you are comfortable taking bentonite clay as a cleansing agent, increase the dosage to twice a day. First thing in the morning and before you go to bed. You can easily take bentonite clay for a few months, say six months.

      6. After two or three weeks you will find a lot of improvement in your bowel movements and your energy level.

      7. You can also make a paste of the bentonite and apply on your skin to eliminate acne and any form of skin rash.

      8. You can take bentonite clay with psyllium husk, probiotics and even liquid chlorophyll. The homemade colon cleanse in how to cleanse your colon will show you how.

  27. 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.

  28. 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.

  29. 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!

  30. QUESTION:
    what are some colon cleansers or detoxification methods that I can get over the counter at local drug stores?
    I know that one is supposed to detox their bodies every 6 months. The first time I did it was was in April and I did the Lemonade diet. Now, another one is past due but I want to try a different one. Anybody know of any other good detoxing systems?

    • ANSWER:
      Which idiot told you that you need to detox every 6 months? Its complete BS

  31. QUESTION:
    Is it bad to go on detox if you are under 18?
    I want to go on the lemon detox, but my friend said it's dangerous if you aren't an adult yet. I just wanted to know if this was true or not, and if it is, why?

    • ANSWER:
      Lemon detox is a fad but it's healthy for adults IF it's done for 5 days!!! If you are under 18, it is not recommended. You are not an adult and your body is not yet fully developed inside.

      You will become constipated if you don't drink tons of water because the detox works by emptying your colon and large intestines.

      Beyonce did it for 21 days because she had to for her movie role and she said it was very hard and she was tired all the time and dizzy. She also lost all her body fat and all her muscle and had to have a long rest afterwards.

      Squeeze half a lemon or one whole lemon in a glass of water every morning and evening to clean out your system. And drink lots of water to flush your system. That will help clear up buttons and acne and stuff. Nothing else is necessary.

  32. QUESTION:
    What is the difference between a "medical" colon cleanse and one that you can buy over the counter?
    Is there a difference other than the time frame involved? This is what I mean, when someone needs to get their colon checked for cancer or polyps or whatever at the doctor's office, they have to drink this nasty liquid stuff the day before that totally cleans your system out.

    Then there is the stuff you can buy over the counter or online. Something like this is what I am referring to....
    http://www.drnatura.com/colonix_program.php

    Why does one take so much longer than the other... is one more effective?

    What other factors should someone who is thinking about doing this take into consideration? I have heard of hydro cleansing but that is not an option due to the high cost. So that is why I am not inquiring about that now.

    Anyone have any first hand experience with either one of these, even both would be better. Thanks a lot everyone.

    • ANSWER:
      I'm not too familiar with medical cleanses, but I have taken an over the counter one and I work for a Vitamin company. Basically its all herbs that are for colon detox (ex. cascarda sagrada, slippery elm, etc) These and other herbs will slowly take the "toxic material" that is in your colon, and the fiber part of the cleanse will flush it out. The one I took was a 2-week whole body cleanse by Enzymatic therapy, and it consisted of liver cleansing herbs (milk thistle) Laxative formula and fiber pills. Basically in week one I took 4 fiber capsules in the morning, 3 laxative pills at night w/ 1 milk thistle tablet and 4 more fiber capsules. The second week it was the same amount of fiber but less laxative and more milk thistle. So, a colon cleanse product will be very close to this. Its inexpensive at some health stores (I've heard Dr. naturas products are good, but they are pricey) Anyways, I hope this helps some.

  33. QUESTION:
    How will I know to start a colon cleansing weight loss routine?
    I'm 35 and kind of overweight. My friend suggested I should think about colon cleansing.

    What are the symptoms of a bad colon? Does colon cleansing help weight loss?

    • ANSWER:
      If your colon is not as healthy as it should be you will feel a lack of energy, some bloat and possible constipation. Mind you, these are not the only symptoms, just a few possible one. The other benefit to a colon cleanse is that you will detox your system and get rid of harmful parasites that may be lurking about.

      Here is a site that I recommend you at least take a look at:

      http://coloncleansingathome.blogspot.com

  34. QUESTION:
    How can I do a cheap colon cleanse?
    I want to do a colon cleanse, but the stuff on the market is way out of my budget. If I just do some psyllium capsules and some pro-biotics (like acidophilus), will that work just as well as the expensive stuff like Evercleanse?

    • ANSWER:
      Forget the colon cleanse. Your colon is clean. Detox is an alt med scam and can be dangerous.

      TV show, "What's Good For You" recently tested detox products.

      Results:

      Weight loss. One member of the detox group dropped out on day four as she was experiencing dizziness, headaches and nausea. In this time she lost almost 3kgs. The two other members of the detox group lasted the week — and lost 2.5kg and 4kg each. Our expert, Associate Professor Katherine Samaras of the Garvan Institute, believes the weight loss will be put straight back on. Plus the diet may have also altered the detoxers' metabolisms making it more difficult for them to lose weight in the future.

      Blood tests. The blood tests showed decreased liver function in all members of the detox group. Their livers were shocked by the strict diet and weren't functioning very well. The blood tests also showed an increase in triglycerides (the bad blood fats that predict our risk to heart disease) and a decrease in the protective cholesterol.

      Conclusion
      Within our group of six people the liquid detox diet did not help the body eliminate toxins. In fact, the diet did them more harm than good! The body is fantastically designed to eliminate by-products without needing any assistance at all. If you have overindulged Professor Samaras recommends a light healthy diet for one or two days to let your body recover.
      http://health.ninemsn.com.au/article.aspx?id=826277

      From Skepdic.com:
      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.
      http://www.skepdic.com/detox.html

  35. QUESTION:
    how long should i do my first detox diet?
    I am doing a detox diet that consists of limiting some foods, lemon water, detoxifying tea once daily and a colon detox pill each day. How long should I do this diet?

    This is my first time to do a detox diet and I have been doing it for three days so far. I'm used to eating pretty healthy and organic, so my only side effects have been a little bit of an acne outbreak and my breath is a little more foul in the mornings than it usually is.

    Also, what should I do after I have cleansed the colon? Is it okay to start doing the detox baths at that point or should I take a rest?

    • ANSWER:
      Take at look at the Dos and Donts of fasting, the Natural Cure. Take care not to fast more than 7 days in a row.

      The common cause of all diseases is the accumulation of waste and poisonous matter in the body which results from overeating. The majority of persons eat too much and follow sedentary occupations which do not permit sufficient and proper exercise for utilisation of this large quantity of food. This surplus overburdens the digestive and assimilative organs and clogs up the system with impurities or poisons. Digestion and elimination become slow and the functional activity of the whole system gets deranged.

      The onset of disease is merely the process of ridding the system of these impurities. Every disease can be healed by only one remedy-by doing just the opposite of what causes it, i.e., by reducing the food intake or fasting.

      By depriving the body of food for a time, the organs of elimination such as the bowels, kidneys, skin, and lungs are given opportunity to expel, unhampered, the overload of accumulated waste from the system. Thus, fasting is merely the process of purification and an effective and quick method of cure. It assists nature in her continuous effort to expel foreign matter and disease producing waste from the body, thereby correcting the faults of improper diet and wrong living. It also leads to regeneration of the blood as well as the repair and regeneration of the various tissues of the body.

      Duration
      The duration of the fast depends upon the age of the patient, the nature of the disease and the amount and type of drugs previously used. The duration is important, because long periods of fasting can be dangerous if undertaken without competent professional guidance. It is, therefore, advisable to undertake a series of short fasts of two to three days and gradually increase the duration of each succeeding fast by a day or so. The period, however, should not exceed a week of total fasting at a time. This will enable the chronically sick body to gradually and slowly eliminate toxic waste matter without seriously affecting the natural functioning of the body. A correct mode of living and a balanced diet after the fast will restore vigour and vitality to the individual.

      Fasting is highly beneficial in practically all kinds of stomach and intestinal disorders and in serious conditions of the kidneys and liver. It is a miracle cure for eczema and other skin diseases and offers the only hope of permanent cure in many cases. The various nervous disorders also respond favourably to this mode of treatment.

      Fasting should, however, not be restored to in every illness. In cases of diabetes, advanced stages of tuberculosis, and extreme cases of neurasthenia, long fasts will be harmful. In most cases, however, no harm will accrue to fasting patients, provided they take rest, and are under proper professional care.

      Methods
      The best, safest and most effective method of fasting is juice fasting. Although the old classic form of fasting was a pure water fast, most of the leading authorities on fasting today agree that juice fasting is far superior to a water fast. According to Dr. Rangar Berg, the world -famous authority on nutrition, "During fasting the body burns up and excretes huge amounts of accumulated wastes. We can help this cleansing process by drinking alkaline juice instead of water while fasting ... Elimination of uric acid and other inorganic acids will be accelerated….. And sugars in juices will strengthen the heart... juice fasting is, therefore, the best form of fasting. " Vitamins, minerals, enzymes and trace elements in fresh, raw vegetable and fruit juices are extremely beneficial in normalising all the body processes. They supply essential elements for the body’s own healing activity and cell regeneration and thus speeding the recovery. All juices should be prepared from fresh fruit immediately before drinking. Canned or frozen juices should not be used.

      A precautionary measure which must be observed in all cases of fasting is the complete emptying of the bowels at the beginning of the fast by enema so that the patient is not bothered by gas or decomposing matter formed from the excrements remaining in the body. Enemas should be administered at least every alternate day during the fasting period. The patient should get as much fresh air as possible and should drink plain lukewarm water when thirsty. Fresh juices may be diluted with pure water. The total liquid intake should be approximately six to eight glasses.

      A lot of energy is spent during the fast in the process of eliminating accumulated poisons and toxic waste materials. It is, therefore, of utmost importance that the patients get as much physical rest and mental relaxation as possible during the fast. In cases of fasts in which fruit juices are taken, especially when fresh grapes, oranges or grapefruit are used exclusively, the toxic wastes enter the blood -stream rapidly, resulting in an overload of toxic matter, which affects normal bodily functions. This often results in dizzy spells, followed by diarrhoea and vomiting. If this physical reaction persists, it is advisable to discontinue the fast and take cooked vegetables containing adequate roughage such as spinach and beets until the body functioning returns to normal.

      The overweight person finds it much easier to go without food. Loss of weight causes no fear and the patient’s attitude makes fasting almost a pleasure. The first day’s hunger pangs are perhaps the most difficult to bear. The craving for food will, however, gradually decrease as the fast progresses. Seriously sick persons have no desire for food and fasting comes naturally to them. The simple rule is to stop eating until the appetite returns or until one feels completely well.

      Only very simple exercises like short walks may be undertaken during the fast. A warm water or neutral bath may be taken during the period. Cold baths are not advisable. Sun and air baths should be taken daily. Fasting sometimes produces a state of sleeplessness which can be overcome by a warm tub bath, hot water bottles at the feet and by drinking one or two glasses of hot water.

      Benefits: There are several benefit of fasting. During a long fast, the body feeds upon its reserves. Being deprived of needed nutrients, particularly of protein and fats, it will burn and digest its own tissues by the process of autolysis or self-digestion. But it will not do so indiscriminately. The body will first decompose and burn those cells and tissues which are diseased, damaged, aged or dead. The essential tissues and vital organs, the glands, the nervous system and the brain are not damaged or digested in fasting. Here lies the secret of the effectiveness of fasting as a curative and rejuvenative method. During fasting, the building of new and healthy cells are speeded up by the amino acids released from the diseased cells. The capacity of the eliminative organs, that is, lungs, liver, kidneys, and the skin is greatly increased, as they are relieved of the usual burden of digesting food and eliminating the resultant wastes. They are, therefore, able to quickly expel old accumulated wastes and toxins.

      Fasting affords a physiological rest to the digestive, assimilative and protective organs. As a result, the digestion of food and the utilisation of nutrients is greatly improved after fasting. The fast also exerts a normalising, stablising, and rejuvenating effect on all the vital physiological, nervous and mental functions.

      Breaking of Fast: The success of the fast depends largely on how it is broken. his is the most significant phase. The main rules for breaking the fast are: do not overeat, eat slowly and chew your food thoroughly; and take several days for the gradual change to the normal diet. If the transition to eating solid foods is carefully planned, there will be no discomfort or damage. The patient should also continue to take rest during the transition period. The right food after a fast is as important and decisive for proper results as the fast itself.

      Good Luck.

  36. QUESTION:
    Is there a way to do a colon cleanse while still eating?
    I'm a 16 year old girl. I get bad gas and a bloated stomach a lot. I've worked out that I need to do a colon cleanse, but I think it would be extremely unhealthy for me to only eat raw fruit and vegetables for such a length of time. Is there any way to do a colon cleanse while still eating normally? For example, drinking water, maple syrup, cayenne pepper and lemon on top of a healthy diet with wholemeal bread, fruit, veg and beans etc?

    • ANSWER:
      I'm currently having the same prob but I'm 14 soo my mom just makes me take laxatives.......

      I would try detox tea........

  37. QUESTION:
    How long should I do this colon cleanse?
    I am going to start taking Yerba Prima Psyllium Whole Husks Colon Cleanser Powder. How long should I take it before stopping. I read that your should do a colon cleanse for about three days. Is that long enough? How do I know if I've cleansed my system enough to stop?

    • ANSWER:
      You read wrong. If you need to clean your colon it is because you have a medical problem and should be consulting with your physician and not YA. If you don't have a medical problem, you shouldn't be cleaning your colon because cleanses are bogus fads which do nothing worthwhile.

      The problem with the internet is it is difficult to know what websites to trust. Especially in diet and fitness where there is no good proof and the US federal law tolerates all sorts of scams (eg: DHSEA1998), it is easy to be misled, scammed, and bilked. The way search engines work is to show you the most popular websites at the top and the least popular at the bottom...often buried in an mess of thousands of hits. And, popular does not mean good or true. It often means fad or trendy or mediocre or memetic or myth. And, is asking a bunch of strangers in YA really a good way to get information? Well, there are some excellent websites you CAN trust. They usually end in dot gov and contain some very heady scientific articles which are buried among other articles. The reason is the US government doesn't have the time or money to debunk all the junk, bogus, and just plain bad information on the web. So, if you want the truth, you're going to have to do your homework and dig for it. Here are some links to help you with your question.

      Detox diets and cleanses are 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.

      "'Cleansing' diets may be worthless"
      http://www.webmd.com/diet/features/detox-diets-purging-myths

      "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,"
      http://www.medicinenet.com/script/main/art.asp?articlekey=64306

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

      "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’t waste your money...follow a healthy, balanced lifestyle instead."
      Ref: http://www.lee-county.com/gov/dept/HumanResources/Wellness_Newsletters/Aug%2008.pdf

      The way to detox is to stop ingesting toxins and let your body cleanse itself naturally. And cleanses, purges, emetics, enemas, etc. cannot remove fat from your body or make your body lose fat. 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.

      With the help of the web and it's instant global communication, it only took about a week for the Oprah/Oz acai myth to span the globe. So, one thing is certain. If there was an easy way to detox or lose fat through cleansing, the whole world would know about it very quickly. Why hasn't that happened? Think about it.

      Good luck and good health!!

  38. QUESTION:
    what are some good healthy ways to detox your body?
    I am on a mission to lose weight and I want to detox my body of all the unhealthy stufff that I have been eating over the past year. I have started out only drinking water. I just need some good advice and please I will not consider diet pills. thanks! What kinds of foods, drinks, anything else would be helpful as well!

    • ANSWER:
      First, if you really believe that unhealthy food you ate a year ago is still in your body in ANY form except fat cells, you're mistaken. The body doesn't "Hold onto" bad food and it certainly doesn't get clogged up.

      If you really want to detox your body, continue with what naturally happens: Drink water and add fiber to your diet. Water flushes the body anyway, it's God's detox. Fiber helps clean the colon and the intestines and the stomach. Our bodies were made to handle those two ingredients in the cleansing process. You don't need a special program and you don't need to starve yourself or fast to be healthy. You need to keep eating and drink more water.

      Good luck!

  39. QUESTION:
    Can anyone suggest a good 7 day detox plan?
    I am looking to start a 7 day detox plan followed by a raw food plan and then a juice fast. Does anyone know any 7 day plans to start me off on my way? And can anyone tell me what the benefits are?
    Thank You!

    • ANSWER:
      I was exactly where you are last year when I started detoxing and a raw food diet.

      I have tried a few detox and colon cleansing plans over the past year and the one that I have continued with is called Sukkiri Detox out of Japan (don't worry, the ship worldwide cheap).

      There is a 3day pre-cleanse followed by a 7day detox. I have done it both while doing a juice fast and on my second cleanse I did it with organic raw foods.

      Benefits:
      I lost about 5 pounds, my tummy flattened out, the bumps around my temple for the most part disappeared and I felt extremely sharp. My mind was crisp. I guess everyone has different experiences but if you have done it you will know what I mean.

      I have done a good job staying on the raw foods diet because I cleanse every 3 months. That way, when I start to stray from my diet, I try to remember that I have a cleanse coming up and I have to prepare which helps me stick to it.

      Good luck!

  40. QUESTION:
    Where can i find a free detox diet program?
    i wanna start a detox plan one that will last 2 weeks at the most. help me lose a little weight but mostly cleans my body? maybe a liquid one?

    • 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.

  41. QUESTION:
    How well do probiotics and colon cleansers work?
    Are they really worth it?? I would like to totally detox myself...but Im not sure about some of these newer products. Any help? Thanks a lot!!!

    • ANSWER:
      I always thought colon cleansers were stupid. Probiotics are worth the money though, to prevent/cure diarrhea, yeast infections and minimize colds, and to keep your body stocked up on "friendly" bacteria.

  42. 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 :)

  43. QUESTION:
    Will drinking a lot of water help detox all the birth control out of my system?
    I have been on birth control for almost 9 years and my husband and I are ready to conceive. Now we're all excited about getting pregnant ASAP. I know that people trying to get drugs out of their system to pass a drug test drink lots or water to detox themselves. I figure the same thing should work for birth control. What do you think, and what are your experiences?

    • ANSWER:
      Each chemical is different and may react differently in the body. Some are soluble in water while others are not; some break down quickly while others reside in the body’s tissues for years.

      So the specific type of chemical that a person is exposed to may make a difference in how it affects them.

      Colon cleansing will eliminate toxins from your cells, tissues, organs, and organ systems.

  44. QUESTION:
    What's a good, natural, way to detox your system?
    I don't want to take any kind of pills, or some detox drink. I want to do a very natural detox.

    • ANSWER:
      "Research has indicated, even without the inevitable breakdown of our body detox functions, the human body is simply not capable of eliminating the variety of toxins and chemicals that are ingested on a daily basis. The toxins will accumulate in our cells (especially fat cells), blood, tissues, organs (colon, liver and brain) and remain stored for an indefinite length of time bringing all kinds of eventual health problems as time goes by."

      Detoxing works and the proof is recorded on film and indisputable. To read more>>>

      http://www.amandahamilton.co.uk/success-stories-c-334.html

      An excerpt

      Paul, Psoriasis

      suffered with psoriasis covering 90% of his body and was clinically obese. Within three months of undertaking a detox retreat the psoriasis was gone and he had lost three stone.

      *psoriasis has been stated by modern medicine to have no cure* O_o

      Juices are an excellent way to detox your system - both vegetable and fruit juices. Skin brushing is very good to get rid of toxins and adding epsom salt to your bath helps draw out the impurities and toxins. Massage, yoga, sauna (the heat will open up the pores to draw the toxins out), aromatherapy baths and walking are a great way to destress.

      A few links to read through about natural detoxing>>>
      http://www.amandahamilton.co.uk/media/Onlinewebdocuments/Detox%20101.pdf
      http://ezinearticles.com/?The-Best-Natural-Ways-to-Detox-Your-Body!&id=3299953
      http://www.naturaltherapypages.com.au/article/Detox_for_Summer
      http://healthrecipes.com/detox_diet.htm

  45. 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.

  46. QUESTION:
    Is there a homemade way to detox your body overnight or in a short amount of time?
    I was wondering if there is a way to detox your body overnight that you could make with household items

    • ANSWER:
      There is a method of detoxing the colon that has worked for centuries and was used extensively by many ancient healers. To detox the body, you need to be more specific about what organs, etc. Detoxing is a very good way of relieving the toxic build up that happens in our modern society. The method is called the SALT FLUSH. I have personally experienced this and it is quite effective. I recommend this to people getting a liver/gallbladder flush to free the colon of toxins prior to the dumping of gallbladder stones from the gallbladder and intrahepatic gallstones from the liver. This takes typically 1 to 2 hours. Make a solution of 2 teaspoons of AIR DRIED SEA SALT, not typical table salt in 1 quart of distilled water. Drink it down first thing in the morning. Then lie on your RIGHT side in bed for about 1/2 hour. You will hear some gurgling sounds, but not to worry, it's just working its magic. Then get up and go about your business, but stay close to a toilet.

      Sorry "GARY" but no one is selling any products here except some very inexpensive salt they will buy at the health food store. Additionally, GARY, you really should investigate the John's Hopkins Research group that discusses intrahepatic gallstones of the liver and how to detox those. I have several patients that have had incredible success in getting those stones and gallbladder stones out of their bodies with olive oil and grapefruit juice along with herbs to prepare the body for the detox of these stones. And yes, the gallbladder and liver functions improved greatly to solve some of their health problems. You do need to free yourself from the lies you believe.

      EDIT: "GARY" Boy are you wrong this time and only showing either your impossible agenda or complete ignorance. So, John Hopkin's Researchers are wrong now? The jars of stones that measure up to 1" or more that come out of patients doing the flush is wrong and not there? I'd like to have these people do what they do with their doctors that agree with you and show you the stones and then listen to the amazement of doctors that see these things. Hundreds of stones that come out of gallbladders and livers are more than proof. To see the radiance of patient's skin and to see them not have ANY MORE GALLBLADDER ATTACKS after a series of these flushes is more than proof you are wrong!

      The salt flush causes high blood pressure? Show me ONE study that says salt causes high blood pressure. Then show me ANY study that says a salt flush causes high sodium content in a body. You can't. You really need to get a life and stop making stupid statements and making this feeble attempt to validate your beliefs as if they are science backed. The quack watch is more of a quack group of pseudo scientists making feeble attempts to look credible. I believe the sad thing about all this is you will be doomed to live out your existence as a statistic in your own ignorance and belief's. You do need to free yourself from the lies you believe.

      good luck to you

  47. QUESTION:
    What do you think about body cleanses and detoxes?
    I ordered a cleanse to take, I am pretty excited to see how I feel afterwards. Has anyone done a cleanse/detox before? What are your experiences?

    • ANSWER:
      I used a colon cleanse awhile back and had a good experience
      by colonix. I actually felt 'lighter' after the cleanse which lasted for about 30 days.

      If you want to do it on your own, buy psyillium husk which is like a superfiber. Drink lots of water and eat fruits and veggies for a week or 2, that will clean out your system pretty good.

      Other good cleanses Ive heard of is bowltrol or oxypowder.

  48. QUESTION:
    Is it a good idea to detox before starting a new exercise/diet plan?
    I've never detoxed, and always had trouble losing weight. I've heard a buch of stuff about detoxing before cleaning up eating habits and starting to be more active.

    I don't want to take any pills and I know there's no magic fix...but is it a good idea to detox as part of the process? If so, what do you recommend?

    • ANSWER:
      Absolutely. I'm a trainer and I am an advocate of detox before trying to reshape your body. Detox will cleanse your colon of alot of build up thats in there from food. Your body carries tons of toxins that add weight. Odds are, you will probably lose somewhere between 3-8 pounds jsut from detox. Detoxing before starting a new exersize/diet plan will refresh your body so you can start clean slate on your new goal. I'd recommend Hollywood Diet or any Detox drink from GNC. I've had experience with all of them. Good luck!

  49. QUESTION:
    Is it safe to take colon cleanse products with the medication , Seroquel , and Ativan?
    I am trying to diet due to weight gain and I would also like to go on a detox? How about the weight loss pill Alli?
    OH and I also take the med LITHIUM.

    • ANSWER:
      I have tried every diet under the sun but nothing worked as effectively as acai berry. I know they say that pills do not work, nevertheless they certainly worked for me, and they have been featured on CBS News too. There's a free trial happening at the moment at http://dequls.mykeepfitpro.info , give it a try, why not?

  50. QUESTION:
    What is the best body cleansing/detox product out there on the market?
    best product to help cleanse the liver, kidney, colon & intestines?

    • ANSWER:
      Don't buy any of those products that claim to do that. Water and eating right is the only way to cleanse stuff from your body that you put there in the first place.

      You need to take a drug test. That is the only reason people try these things. You still have to wait the 3 to 6 weeks for the drugs to pass from your system.


detox colon

Natural Body Cleansing

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    What is the best natural body cleanse?
    I'm interested in doing a natural body cleanse. What is the best one that has worked for you and what does it consist of? I'd appreciate the recipe....thxs!

    • ANSWER:
      You have to be willing to get grossed out for this. But it is what you asked for, so here it is. Get off the coffee and the sodas and start with the green tea...hot green tea. BUT put one teaspoon of maple syrup in it and one quarter teaspoon of Cayenne Pepper and one tablespoon of Lemon Juice. Sip it. Finish it. Do your best to enjoy it. It is not horrible, but it is not yummy either. It will cleanse you without cramps but you will be sitting longer than usual. Great anti-oxidents in that mixture and that mixture will soothe your insides and help you to get rid of the rest of the stuff without hurting your tummy, cramping you, or giving you gas. You will have to go to the bathroom more often than usual, but that is part of the cleansing. Good luck. Also. Stop snacking.

  2. QUESTION:
    What are some all natural ways to detox ones body?
    Looking for a natural body cleansing solution.
    Natural meaning only things that come from the earth.

    • ANSWER:
      First you have to get yourself a liver. These things are difficult to catch but lucky people have one develop spontaneously. Second, you have to breathe. It keeps you alive. Third, eat food and drink water. It assists breathing with keeping you alive. Finally, just stand there. The liver does the rest.

  3. QUESTION:
    What are some good natural body scrubs for men ?
    I have sensitive skin. I dont like using anything with alchohol. Are there any products that contain all natural substances for body cleansing that i could get my hands on?

    • ANSWER:
      Hello,

      I have been using Isagenix. They are the worlds leader in nutritional cleansing. The products are 100% natural with no fillers. I have had amazing results!

      Send me an email if you want to discuss more
      mergirlprincess@msn.com

  4. QUESTION:
    How to cleanse your whole body naturally?
    I have trouble with energy lately. I wake up and I'm still tired. Although, doctors that I have seen said the same thing; nothing is wrong. My friend's mother suggested that I do a natural whole body cleanse; but how? I have seen many products claiming that they can help you people get back the energy they've once had and lose weight along with it. Can you tell me the best daily diet regimen to cleanse the whole body, lose weight, and weight management after losing the pounds?

    • ANSWER:
      Your whole body, liver, kidneys, skin, guts etc. is a natural purifying system - body cleanses will not make you feel better beyond the placebo effect, which to be fair does seem to work to some degree - if you believe in it that is.

      What should help is to have regular sleeping and waking times with a full night of sleep. Also eat varied and healthily and try to incorporate 6 pcs. of fruits or vegetable in your daily diet and make sure to drink enough water. Daily exercise will also help you feeling more energetic.

      I've found that the easiest and most reliable way to loose weight is to eat healthily and sensibly - and count calories. Look up your basic calorie consumption online - there are free programs that will calculate this for you based on your gender, height, weight and age and based on this eat and drink 500-1000 less calories a day than you burn naturally.

      Example:
      Say your basic calorie consumption is 2000 calorie/day
      This means that if you do nothing, but sit in front of the TV all day, you can eat 1000-1500 calories that day and still loose weight.

      If you jump on your exercise bike for an hour and burn 600 calories, then you can eat 1600-2100 calories that day and still loose weight.

      It's not rocket science and the calorie counting can be a good motivation. If you know that those cookies are 400 calories, then are they really worth that 1 1/2 hour walk, you'd have to take to burn off those 400 calories? :)

  5. 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!

  6. QUESTION:
    What is the best detox/ body cleanse system out there?
    I am trying to improve my nutrition habits by eating natural and organic foods but to begin, I'd like to do a body cleanse/flush or detox. There are a lot of options available but I would like the most gentle and safe option. Preferably something with medical approval. Thanks for your help!

    • ANSWER:
      threenorns 5-step cleansing process for a healthy mind and body

      this is 100% guaranteed safe and effective:

      1. drink minimum 2litres fresh clean water daily
      2. eat wholesome, nutritious food
      2b bin the junk - anything from a box, a packet, or a take-out menu, get rid of it.
      3. throw out your alarm clock. go to bed at a time that allows you to awake naturally at the time you need to be up.
      4. get rid of chemical crap in your house - not just tobacco smoke, lose the cleaners and antibacterials. you can get 100% of your house clean and sanitized using: baking soda, vinegar, a cut lemon, and a steam cleaner.
      5. 30 minutes brisk activity every day, without fail.

      quite frankly, anything else out there, the only "cleansing" you'll get done is the inside of your wallet.

      if you MUST spend money on a cleansing process, follow my tried-and-true system and send a donation to your local animal shelter.

  7. QUESTION:
    What is the best body cleansing system out there?
    I need a good quality overall body cleanse and was wondering which one would be the best to clean out my system? Anything is appreciated. Thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      Get on flax seed pills for only one month and drink plenty of water with it. Its natural and will do wonders for cleansing and losing weight.

  8. QUESTION:
    Has anyone ever used a body cleansing system?
    I recently purchased a body cleansing system from wal-mart where you have 3 different types of pills to take for 2 weeks. Has anyone ever used this and if so would you recomend it? I'm a little worried about it upsetting my stomach.

    • ANSWER:
      I have never used a pill - don't think I would recommend that. I did the master cleanse (aka lemonade diet). It worked wonders. It is all-natural, no chemicals are ingested. Follow this link for more information:
      http://therawfoodsite.com/mastercleanse.htm

  9. QUESTION:
    Can anyone recommend a body cleanse that actually tastes good?
    I am looking for a detox body cleanse that actually tastes good or doesn't taste at all, but has no after taste.
    NOTE: I already drink a detox tea, but am looking for a 7-day cleanse-type product. I have one I have used in the past, but can't get past the after taste anymore.
    I prefer something in liquid form since I do not believe that you get complete benefits from "pills".

    • ANSWER:
      eat barley bread and drink a lot of natural fruit and vegetable juices.

  10. QUESTION:
    What is a good natural healthy organic drink to cleanse your body?
    I need help in finding ingredients for a natural body cleanser. I have one recipe that calls for: cayenne pepper, honey, water and honey. I don't know how to mix it and I don't know if it is going to work either. I am open to any suggestions on what I should do. I also don't mind a trip to the health food store, I just don't know what to ask for. Please Help!

    • ANSWER:
      aloe vera juice is extremely cleansing for the body.. fairly inexpensive and doesn't taste too bad :) you can also buy it almost anywhere..

  11. QUESTION:
    What is a good natural Body cleanser?
    I want to start off the new year with eating heathy and getting heathy... i want to to do a body cleansing, I've heard of something like Chyanne pepper maple syrpe lemon juice and something else ! am not sure, does anyone have any tips or experinces they can share?

    • ANSWER:
      Drink several ounces of FRESH ORGANIC wheatgrass. Most quality health stores will have it. It can be kind of expensive, but its extremely healthy and can work as a detox. Good luck getting healthier!

  12. QUESTION:
    How bad will withdrawals be with a body cleanse?
    I'm a codeine addict of 8 months. If I do a 2-3 day body cleanse and go cold turkey,will my withdrawals last longer than the cleansing period is over and done with?

    im not talking about wanting to take pills again ( the emotional withdrawals) Im worried about the ancy nerves,headaches and sensitivity etc

    Thanks

    • ANSWER:
      You can cleanse your body as much as you want, it won't help that part of it.

      Your body has adapted by stopping production of natural painkillers, since you've been providing it with a steady flow of synthetic ones. There is nothing to "clean out" that will cause withdrawal symptoms to any significant degree.

      A good idea is to talk to a doctor about it. They can provide you with all of your options, including gradual decline or other, less powerful opioid drugs that can get your body to start production of the natural stuff that keeps you from having all of these problems.

      They can also tell you if it is safe/advisable to take NSAID pain relievers (motrin, naproxen...that sort of thing) to treat the withdrawal pain.

      You don't have to brave through this kind of thing on your own, and you won't get in trouble by seeking medical help.

      If you cannot seek medical help due to financial or other problems..bear in mind that the pain is entirely temporary. NSAID pain relievers are usually safe to treat it for someone who has only been an addict for a few months as you have. Codeine is generally paired with APAP, so avoid Tylenol, you need to give your body a rest from that stuff.

      Also remember that caffeine can help with the headaches...I would drink Green Tea if I were you. That will help with the nerves and give you enough caffeine to help with the headache.

      You can't skip over this miserable part, and it's rough. I've nursed a few people through it, and it ain't pretty. Like I said though...you don't have to make it harder on yourself. Talk to your doctor about it. Addiction is a medical problem, and should be treated with professional medical advice.

  13. QUESTION:
    Can I do candida and colon cleanses naturally without buying expensive supplements?
    I would seriously like to do whole-body cleanses but supplements are expensive and I don't really trust a lot that ar on the market today? Does anyone know of natural ways to do candida and colon cleanses?

    • ANSWER:
      I read alternative therapy books a lot, and from them I've learned a few things:
      1) Candida is a nasty conditions that causes a lot of problems.
      2) Most doctors don't awknowledge that it exists (and say it's in your head etc).
      3) It's really difficult to treat.

      One of my friends came up to me and told me that she had candida, and explained how it was messing her up and that the doctors she'd seen hadn't really done s**t (or perscribed anything that work). I asked her if she'd tried fixing her diet and not eating sugar. She said she had somewhat, and it helped a little, but it didn't really make a difference. She also had eaten probiotics, which helped a bit.

      I'd recently finished reading a book on oxygen therapies which said candida is exteremely difficult to cure, regardless of what you do, but hydrogen peroxide seemed to actually do the trick very quickly.
      They advocated intravenous injection (which is a pain to do), but I thought drinking it might work as well since candida hangs out in the gut. I had some lying around and I'd used it for other stuff, so I figured I had nothing to lose by trying it. Neither of us thought it would work.
      I checked back with autumn in a few days, and she said that she didnt think it would work, but she started noticing changes after about 3 days, and within 10 most of her symptoms had gone away (in 2 weeks she said she felt like she as 95% of where she had been before, and "wow I can't believe how much candida messed me up").
      At some point, she lost the peroxide I gave her, and then went for about a week without it, at which point she noticed she got a lot worse (to about 50% of where she had been before she started, and said "I hope I don't have to use this stuff for the rest of my life."). We talked about it, and I theorized that the peroxide would probably need longer to completely kill the candida, but it might also be necessary to inject it to get some of the candida hangingou out in the bloodstream outside of the gut (in all the case studies I'd seen where peroxide worked, it was done intravenously, which we did not yet want to do).
      A bit later, while still not having peroxide, she came across a drink called kefir (another strong probiotic one), and started using it. She said that it got her to the last push of 99.9%, and that she planned to use that from now on, and has been fine ever since.
      Total sucesses with candida are very rare (a lot of these herbal things people suggest might work on one person, but never have consistent success since the condition is hard to treat), but I thought I'd share that example since I'm certain it happened (first hand experience), and I'd advise trying something similar.

      Candida normally occurs when you have too many things in your guy that feed the fungus (ie sugar), or your stomach bacteria are supressed and can't contain the fungus. The latter commonly happens when people are overperscribed antiobiotics (which happens a lot since doctors use antiobiotics zealously). Ie, it's very common for people to get a candida infection immediately after being treated for pneumonia.

      In our approach to treating it, we first killed off most of the candida with peroxide. Then once it was mostly gone, we put a lot of friendly bacteria in to put the balance in the gut back to where it should be. I don't think doing the latter will work if the Candida population is there in full force to begin with.

      As far as hydrogen peroxide goes, the stuff is harmless good for you if a few safey measures are followed:
      1) It has to be in a very low concentration (if you drink 30% you will most likely die and it burns skin if you touch it, whereas .05% helps your health a lot).
      2) It can't have toxic additives in it (most peroxide sold does)
      3) It needs to be drank away from meals (when you eat the stomach acids and proteins in gut can turn it into OH-, which is bad for you).

      The procedure she followed was very simple.
      1) Get a little bit of food grade 35% hydrogen peroxide* from me (you can buy it online), and an eyedropper.
      *It should be stored in the freezer if not used.
      2) Put 1 drop of 35% in a glass of water and drink it on the first day as far away from meals as possible.
      2) 2 drops the next day
      3) Keep on increasing* until it feels like you've done as much as feels comfortable (10 is the absolute max, she settled at 7).
      Some people increase at a slower rate, such as 1 drop for a week, then 2 for the next instead of 1 per day.
      4) once it feels peroxide has cleaned you out, switch to kefir (you cannot use both at the same time, since peroxide will kill the recently added probiotics)

      I'm not an expert on probiotics, but I do know their quality greatly varies from source to source, so you need to make sure you get a good brand. All I can say is that Kaffir seems to work well. If you don't want to deal with this, you can also just keep on using peroxide, or consult a doctor that works with oxygen therapies (and say can give you intravenous injections).

      Sometimes when you use peroxide, it will detoxify your system, and cause a lot of crap that was stored in your to come out quickly. This can be unpleasant for a few days (toxic flush syndrome), but once it passes you feel a lot better than you did before.

      Everything I said can also be done with ozone, and ozone colonics for instance work really well (as does drinking ozonated water). However, I do not have personal experience with either and both are more expensive than peroxide (and you asked for cheaper approaches). Oxygen is really good for getting the body to purge and flush stuff out, and if you follow a peroxide regimen it will most likely get a lot out of your system.

      Anyhow, I hope this helps. Candida is very difficult to cure and has a profound effect on people's lives, but hopefully if you follow this you'll be able to get better. Considering how much it helped my friend, I figure it's my duty to pass the knowledge on.

      *Eating foods with a lot of fiber also helps clean the colon out.

  14. QUESTION:
    What natural bar soaps are the most healthy?
    I have sensitive skin and was looking for all natural body soaps and shampoos. Would you have any recommendations? My skin turns red super easily.

    • ANSWER:
      Any health food store will have a vegetable based, fragrance free soap (look for one that contains only saponified oils and possibly salt, nothing else).

      Brands will vary by region.

      Shampoo is far, far trickier - natural doesn't mean anything, and skin can be plenty allergic to natural substances.

      I have terribly sensitive skin and I happen to be very fond of this company:
      http://www.psico.com/products/vanicream_cleansing_bar.cfm
      http://www.psico.com/products/free_and_clear_shampoo.cfm
      http://www.psico.com/products/vaniply.cfm

  15. QUESTION:
    what should i do to speed my bodys natural detox method up?
    i have had answers telling me that detox kits at gnc and online will not work to clean marijuana/thc out of your system. is there anyway i can maybe speed up my bodys natural cleansing method? drinking water/cranberry juice or taking daily vitamins i heard can help. im about 170 lbs and have normal level of body fat, but i have smoked for a while now...

    • ANSWER:
      Hydration, A high fiber low fat diet and maintain exercise regimen.
      If smoking for a while means frequently for longer than a month then it will take a month and this will help the cleanse. If your asking a how to speed the cleanse for a test less than a month away it depends on how long you have to cleanse. Erowid.org is a good place to search.

  16. QUESTION:
    Has anyone ever done a full body cleanse?
    I am thinking about doing a full body cleanse so i can start taking better care of my body? But i don't know if it helps that much. Got any advice?

    • ANSWER:
      Yes, it helps quite a bit. Doing a full body cleanse helps like giving your body a fresh start.... a "clean slate" so to say.

      When your body has toxins and junk anywhere, it bogs your body down... makes you feel more "dragged down" and tired because your body is putting energy into removing those toxins and wastes. Your liver, kidneys, and general immune system are taxed more by trying to remove anything that shouldn't be in your body, so they won't be able to work as much on the things that you may need more help with (including fighting illnesses, removing toxins you ingest in your food, or sometimes even processing your food in general).
      When you clean out the junk, your body can operate the way that it was intended, so you will feel healthier, more energetic, and just generally better.... of course, the ending feeling will vary depending on how MUCH junk was in your system.

      The only warning I would give is that if you do have a lot of built up junk (meaning you haven't cleansed in a long time and/or don't have enough fiber in your diet), you might need to take that first day off and be close to a bathroom.... some cleansers are really powerful and may have you going to the bathroom a few times in that day to excrete a lot of the bad stuff in your system. It's perfectly normal and natural, but some people don't expect it.

  17. QUESTION:
    does anyone know a natural body cleanse?
    I'm trying to do a natural body any suggestions?

    • ANSWER:
      Your body's already as natural as it's ever going to be. "Cleanses" are fraudulent hoaxes designed to steal money from people.

  18. QUESTION:
    What are the real side effects of birth control’s that shorten periods?

    The first thing that comes to mind is that when you do want to get pregnant, it will be harder after taking this type of BC. Also, the menstrual cycle is a natural way of the body cleansing itself of hormones and estrogen so that you are balanced. I wonder if women who take this drug will have worse menopause problems then normal when they reach that age.

    Over all it just doesn’t sound safe. What do you think?

    • ANSWER:
      I found the pill really buggered with me, i was use to a period only ever 6 weeks then i went on the pill and i was getting them more often, they hurt i damn sight more then usual, lasted longer and were heavier. so i dont take them anymore. i feel better in myself day by day without them but i guess things are different for everyone, thats just my experience with them!

  19. QUESTION:
    Body and Colon Cleansing/detoxifying remedies you can do at home?
    im interested in doing a full natural body cleanse, at home, can anyone help?
    id rather do stuff i could buy at the healthfood store as oppose to ordering highly expensive detoxifyers

    • ANSWER:
      You're kidding, right?

      No health benefits. Potentially dangerous. Pure quackery.
      http://www.quackwatch.org/01QuackeryRelatedTopics/gastro.html

  20. QUESTION:
    I want to detoxify my body. What do I ask for at the health food store?
    My coworker told me I can go to a health food store and get a series of pills to take for several days to purify my body. I haven't been taking drugs or anything, but I just want to do a body cleanse to make myself feel a little better/healthier.
    Of course I will be drinking a lot of water too.

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

      The more wholegrains and cereals like organic brown rice and fresh low sugar fruits like strawberries, pears and watermelon 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 organic 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 and low sugar fruits ......... green vegies lightly stemed or raw like broccolli, celery, buk choy, kale, chard are all rich in calcium and magnesium (green vegies for magnesium and calcium fruits for calcium) 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.

      anything you can buy in a supplement, powder, tablet, pill ...... will never do the same job as actually paying attention to the way your body feels when you eat ....... and taking note of how the food you are eating makes you feel .......... if you get symptoms of headaches and migraines, irritability and moodiness, fatigue and exhaustion, nasty mood swings, achy bones, bloating and constipation after eating a particular food ........ eliminate it ........ strip your diet back to green vegie juice and organic brown rice or organic quinoa and slowly add in one food per day and note how your body reacts........ if it disagrees with you don't eat it.

      tedious and irritating to do sure but well worth the effort.

      ***EDIT***

      for those of us who have no perception of what is contained in tinned foods ........ two good examples would be processed sugar enmasse and MSG ....... both toxicsludge that will only ever serve to put extra strain on your liver and make your body and all your internal organs work just that much harder ....... to desperately try and eliminate them.

      peace baby

  21. 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....

  22. QUESTION:
    How to cleanse your body using natural ingredients?
    Hi Everyone, Just wuit smoking and quit coffee its tough but worth it and was wondering if anyone knows a good natural method of cleansing the body out? will any type of food or spice help?

    • ANSWER:
      Do you mean the outside of your body or the inside?

      FOr the outside of your body I recommend this all natural cleanser, organic: Dr. Bronner's
      http://www.drbronner.com/faqs_main.html#faq1

      The soaps are great for everything, cleaning your body, hair, the house, laundry.. etc and they smell great due to the essential oil used.
      -------------------

      For the inside of your body (detox) I recommend regularly ingesting any of the following:
      - clean water.. avoid soda, alcohol, etc.. also drink it at room temperature or warmer
      - vinegar (cleans out the body)
      - cayenne pepper (opens the blood vessels and thins the blood to allow for faster cleanse)
      - garlic: (kills bacteria)
      - cabbage: (cleans out the intestines due to high fiber content)
      - fresh fruit and veggies (cleans out the intestines due to high fiber content)
      - oatmeal and plenty of other grains (cleans out the intestines due to high fiber content)

  23. QUESTION:
    What is the best natural way to do full body cleansing without pills?
    colon cleansing,intestinal cleansing,etc.

    • ANSWER:
      Eat some fiber rich foods like some lentil soup or quinoa. They'll get everything cleaned out & unblocked after a few days. Avoid dairy and large amounts of meat during those few days too.

  24. QUESTION:
    what to do to prepare your body for pregnancy?
    I have read that taking folic acid is needed a few months prior to conception....what else do you think is needed to get your body in order so you will be nutritionally well off before trying to have a baby? I am into natural ways to treat the body so any cleansing techniques or suppliments would be a good start.....any one have any products they trust to be of good quality?

    • ANSWER:
      Just be as healthy as you can...

      Detoxing and eating whole foods would be a good start.

      You can take clay baths, as well as having the mercury fillings removed to get rid of some of the heavy metals in your body...

      Folic acid in whole foods is better than supplements.

      Whole foods are better than anything else for detoxing.

      Drink a lot of water, and make sure you are at a good starting weight before becoming pregnant, too...exercise to get your muscles strong to help you carry the baby well is also recommended.

  25. QUESTION:
    Are there any good Health benefits to eating nopale cacti?
    If so what is best, raw, steamed, or sautéed? Would it matter? What exactly would it be good for? I've heard it was high in fiber, could I use it to cleanse my system? I know it's important to do an occasional body cleanse.

    • ANSWER:
      I call it the prickly pear ...it is high in antioxidants & lowers cholesterol. It can be used in a variety of recipes.
      The pads are chopped or sliced, then sauteed witn onions & garlic for fajitas.It can be be eaten in raw vegetable medley made with tomatoes, onions, jalapeno peppers, & cilantro or served grilled & eaten raw in salads.

      This leaves the flesh and seeds of the fruit. Both are edible raw as is, or can be juiced .I usually just eat it raw .I think the health benefits are the same ,no matter how it is prepared.Here is a good article on that .............http://www.livestrong.com/article/115063-nopal-cactus-health-benefits/

      I never heard of it as a cleanse.I use natural -fresh lemons juice (juice of one lemon ) in about 10 oz of water for liver cleanse.,about once a month

      Hope this helps

  26. QUESTION:
    What is the best natural body cleanser to use?
    I can feel bloated a lot so im looking for some kind of supplement that will cleanse my body but will not harm it or take away all the good minerals needed.

    • ANSWER:
      Either of the followings may help :

      Take big glass of ENO with water
      Hot ginger tea (fresh ginger)
      Fresh reddish juice

  27. QUESTION:
    I am on an all natural body cleanse/detox that are pills. Can I take a fat burner while doing it?
    Or will that defeat the purpose?

    The pills are great, I got them at whole foods and spent on them. They have all types of extracts and roots.

    • ANSWER:
      you could try taking a natural supplement with the detox pills. i recently was recommended acai berry pills taken with a natural body clense. acai is a berry that grows in the rainforrest and considered a super food. being natural they wont hinder your efforts with the pills your currently taking. cost approx a month. alternatively most fat metabolisers are safe to take with them but best to check with the shop attendants on the individual product.

  28. QUESTION:
    Does anyone know a natural remedy for a colon cleanser?
    I have been trying to gather the most natural remedies to cleanse my colon I feel very sluggish and backed up. I know my colon is a mess. What can I do?

    • ANSWER:
      Fasting is the master remedy. Know how to do your fast and how to break it.

      Fasting refers to complete abstinence from food for a short or long period for a specific purpose. The word is derived from the old English, ‘feastan’ which means to fast, observe, be strict. Fasting is nature’s oldest, most effective and yet least expensive method of treating disease. It is recognised as the cornerstone of natural healing. Dr. Arnold Eheret, the originator of the musculus diet healing system, describes it as " nature’s only universal and omnipotent remedy of healing" and "nature’s only fundamental law of all healing and curing."

      Fasting in disease was advocated by the school of natural philosopher, Asclepiades, more than two thousand years ago. Throughout medical history, it has been regarded as one of the most dependable curative methods. Hippocrates, Galen, Paracelsus, and many other great authorities on medicine prescribed it. Many noted modern physicians have successfully employed this system of healing in the treatment of numerous diseases.

      The common cause of all diseases is the accumulation of waste and poisonous matter in the body which results from overeating. The majority of persons eat too much and follow sedentary occupations which do not permit sufficient and proper exercise for utilisation of this large quantity of food. This surplus overburdens the digestive and assimilative organs and clogs up the system with impurities or poisons. Digestion and elimination become slow and the functional activity of the whole system gets deranged.

      The onset of disease is merely the process of ridding the system of these impurities. Every disease can be healed by only one remedy-by doing just the opposite of what causes it, i.e., by reducing the food intake or fasting.

      By depriving the body of food for a time, the organs of elimination such as the bowels, kidneys, skin, and lungs are given opportunity to expel, unhampered, the overload of accumulated waste from the system. Thus, fasting is merely the process of purification and an effective and quick method of cure. It assists nature in her continuous effort to expel foreign matter and disease producing waste from the body, thereby correcting the faults of improper diet and wrong living. It also leads to regeneration of the blood as well as the repair and regeneration of the various tissues of the body.

      Duration: The duration of the fast depends upon the age of the patient, the nature of the disease and the amount and type of drugs previously used. The duration is important, because long periods of fasting can be dangerous if undertaken without competent professional guidance. It is, therefore, advisable to undertake a series of short fasts of two to three days and gradually increase the duration of each succeeding fast by a day or so. The period, however, should not exceed a week of total fasting at a time. This will enable the chronically sick body to gradually and slowly eliminate toxic waste matter without seriously affecting the natural functioning of the body. A correct mode of living and a balanced diet after the fast will restore vigour and vitality to the individual.

      Fasting is highly beneficial in practically all kinds of stomach and intestinal disorders and in serious conditions of the kidneys and liver. It is a miracle cure for eczema and other skin diseases and offers the only hope of permanent cure in many cases. The various nervous disorders also respond favourably to this mode of treatment.

      Fasting should, however, not be restored to in every illness. In cases of diabetes, advanced stages of tuberculosis, and extreme cases of neurasthenia, long fasts will be harmful. In most cases, however, no harm will accrue to fasting patients, provided they take rest, and are under proper professional care.

      Methods: The best, safest and most effective method of fasting is juice fasting. Although the old classic form of fasting was a pure water fast, most of the leading authorities on fasting today agree that juice fasting is far superior to a water fast. According to Dr. Rangar Berg, the world -famous authority on nutrition, "During fasting the body burns up and excretes huge amounts of accumulated wastes. We can help this cleansing process by drinking alkaline juice instead of water while fasting ... Elimination of uric acid and other inorganic acids will be accelerated….. And sugars in juices will strengthen the heart... juice fasting is, therefore, the best form of fasting. " Vitamins, minerals, enzymes and trace elements in fresh, raw vegetable and fruit juices are extremely beneficial in normalising all the body processes. They supply essential elements for the body’s own healing activity and cell regeneration and thus speeding the recovery. All juices should be prepared from fresh fruit immediately before drinking. Canned or frozen juices should not be used.

      A precautionary measure which must be observed in all cases of fasting is the complete emptying of the bowels at the beginning of the fast by enema so that the patient is not bothered by gas or decomposing matter formed from the excrements remaining in the body. Enemas should be administered at least every alternate day during the fasting period. The patient should get as much fresh air as possible and should drink plain lukewarm water when thirsty. Fresh juices may be diluted with pure water. The total liquid intake should be approximately six to eight glasses.

      A lot of energy is spent during the fast in the process of eliminating accumulated poisons and toxic waste materials. It is, therefore, of utmost importance that the patients get as much physical rest and mental relaxation as possible during the fast. In cases of fasts in which fruit juices are taken, especially when fresh grapes, oranges or grapefruit are used exclusively, the toxic wastes enter the blood -stream rapidly, resulting in an overload of toxic matter, which affects normal bodily functions. This often results in dizzy spells, followed by diarrhoea and vomiting. If this physical reaction persists, it is advisable to discontinue the fast and take cooked vegetables containing adequate roughage such as spinach and beets until the body functioning returns to normal.

      The overweight person finds it much easier to go without food. Loss of weight causes no fear and the patient’s attitude makes fasting almost a pleasure. The first day’s hunger pangs are perhaps the most difficult to bear. The craving for food will, however, gradually decrease as the fast progresses. Seriously sick persons have no desire for food and fasting comes naturally to them. The simple rule is to stop eating until the appetite returns or until one feels completely well.

      Only very simple exercises like short walks may be undertaken during the fast. A warm water or neutral bath may be taken during the period. Cold baths are not advisable. Sun and air baths should be taken daily. Fasting sometimes produces a state of sleeplessness which can be overcome by a warm tub bath, hot water bottles at the feet and by drinking one or two glasses of hot water.

      Benefits: There are several benefit of fasting. During a long fast, the body feeds upon its reserves. Being deprived of needed nutrients, particularly of protein and fats, it will burn and digest its own tissues by the process of autolysis or self-digestion. But it will not do so indiscriminately. The body will first decompose and burn those cells and tissues which are diseased, damaged, aged or dead. The essential tissues and vital organs, the glands, the nervous system and the brain are not damaged or digested in fasting. Here lies the secret of the effectiveness of fasting as a curative and rejuvenative method. During fasting, the building of new and healthy cells are speeded up by the amino acids released from the diseased cells. The capacity of the eliminative organs, that is, lungs, liver, kidneys, and the skin is greatly increased, as they are relieved of the usual burden of digesting food and eliminating the resultant wastes. They are, therefore, able to quickly expel old accumulated wastes and toxins.

      Fasting affords a physiological rest to the digestive, assimilative and protective organs. As a result, the digestion of food and the utilisation of nutrients is greatly improved after fasting. The fast also exerts a normalising, stablising, and rejuvenating effect on all the vital physiological, nervous and mental functions.

      Breaking of Fast: The success of the fast depends largely on how it is broken. his is the most significant phase. The main rules for breaking the fast are: do not overeat, eat slowly and chew your food thoroughly; and take several days for the gradual change to the normal diet. If the transition to eating solid foods is carefully planned, there will be no discomfort or damage. The patient should also continue to take rest during the transition period. The right food after a fast is as important and decisive for proper results as the fast itself.

      Hope this helps, Good Luck.

  29. QUESTION:
    Are mono fruit diets the same thing as a whole body cleanse like fasting?
    I was planning on doing 30 apples a day to cleanse my body and remove dead tissues. Do mono fruit diets accomplish that?

    • ANSWER:
      Theirs this thing call NOPALINA is natural is a powderand u put 2 spoon fulls or 1 in a glass of orange juice or water and you Drink it, It will clean your pipes if u wanna call it and it helps you lose a little and keep weight off and its good for you

      They sale it at Hispanic supermarkets, and Walgreens here in Chicago, I dont know about you, you can order it online, They also have pills but i dont rely like them

  30. QUESTION:
    What body cleanse (detox) would be the best to use?
    I am wanting to cleanse my body and am just wondering if anyone has any recommendations, guides, instructions, and so on. the more information the better. Thank-You!

    • ANSWER:
      I am glad you asked. Detoxing your body is essentially important, but you have to be very careful. On the web in in the stores are a lot of products and many of them have side effects. Also be sure the product you are going to use is completely natural. That would be the best choice. Also read guideline section before using it. There are some cases you shouldn't use, for example if diarrhea, or abdominal pain. Long time usage may have unpleasant results. One of the best you can try is CLEANSTART a Nature's Sunshine product. It is coming in 2 flavors APPLE/CINNAMON and WILDBERRY. Please check those links: http://www.boostherbs.com/ProductDetails.aspx?stockno=3992-6 or http://www.boostherbs.com/ProductDetails.aspx?stockno=3993-8.
      Have a great day

  31. QUESTION:
    What are the ingredients in Whole body cleanse products?
    What ingredients in products like this one cause the body to detoxify itself?

    • ANSWER:
      I am currently doing the cleanse right now and it is all natural. There are three parts to the cleanse. The first part is the Laxative formula which contains Magnesium Hydroxide, Slippery elm bark and marshmellow root. Those are the main ingredients in the laxative. It is not harsh at all. Then there is the Fiber Fusion which is made of fruit pectin and psyllium husk. It is easy on the stomach. The last part is the Super Milk Thistle which cleans the liver and has milk thistle, artichoke extract, licorice and dandelion which all work together to clean the liver. During the first part of the cleanse you take more of the fiber and laxative to clean the intestine and during the 2nd week it switches. Good luck if you decide to go it. I got mine on sale at the Vitamin Shoppe.

  32. QUESTION:
    What is the best natural cure for sinus headache's?
    I tried a "whole body cleanse" for two weeks and i never got a sinus headache. i was wondering what herb prevented these headaches. my headaches usually turn to migraines. once i stopped the program i was getting real bad sinus and headaches again.

    • ANSWER:
      try a neti pot- you can often get them at health food stores or even some drug stores- for sure online... you put slightly warm salt water in them & rinse the sinus once a day...
      my mom's ENT doc recommended it to her & I recommend it to my patients w/ sinus headache & allergy... it works wonders... (I'm a chiropractor).

  33. QUESTION:
    Beside Toxic shock syndrome, what are some cons of wearing tampons?
    Beside Toxic shock syndrome, what are some cons of wearing tampons? (Concerning health)
    Anything from minor to major

    Is it disrupting your netural body cleansing?

    • ANSWER:
      Tampons may irritate your vagina because they absorb everything, not just menstrual fluid. They may leave your vagina too dry.
      They definitely disrupt your body's natural cleansing process and in some women this leads to yeast infections.
      They may also cause irritation and infections by leaving tiny fibers behind and by causing very small tears and scratches on the vaginal wall during removal.

      All in all, enough reasons why more and more women don't want to use them anymore and switch to a menstrual cup. I can't recommend them enough, they're amazing.

  34. QUESTION:
    Hmmm.... How much weight will i lose per a week eating only fruits and veg?
    I really would like a natural way to lose weight!!! I dont want one of those 'Body cleanses" turns out some of them are really bad for you!!! So how much weight will i lose drinking only water( i drink bout 7-9 glasses every day) and eating only fruits and vegs!!
    i weigh about 140 5'7! i would like to get to the 125 mark!!

    • ANSWER:
      Vegetarian eating can be very healthy. Just be sure you are getting enough protein and carbs. Protein would be from things like peanut butter, legumes (peas, lentils, hummus), and beans. Also soy. While starch like rice and flour are your more common ways to get carbs, you can also get them from potatoes (including sweet potatoes, aka yams) and oatmeal. Try to eat a colorful variety of fruits and veggies each day to get the most nutritional variety. You may want to have some milk and eggs every few days to help with protein and calcium.

      Also be sure you don't cut your calories down to far because that puts your body in starvation mode and lowers metabolism. I'd say 1200-1300 calories would be the lowest you would want to do each day. Because fruits and veggies are lower calorie density, you will need to eat more than just 3 times a day. Add 2 large snacks.

      Yes. You will lose weight switching to vegetarian eating. Especially if you cut out refined carbs like anything made with white flour, pasta, and white rice. Use whole grain versions instead. The problem is that when you go back to eating normally again (if you do), you will likely gain weight back because vegetarian eating is generally low fat and lower calorie. To help keep this from happening, divide your plate into quarters. Fill at least half your plate with fruits and veggies. The other quarter and for protein and carb.

  35. QUESTION:
    How to cleanse the liver and/or Pancreas?
    Whats a good natural remedy to cleanse the liver and pancreas?

    • ANSWER:
      This page outlines the basic Liver Cleansing. This section contains eight pages of details related to the Liver and Gallbladder Cleanse. We hope you find this information useful.
      It is quite impossible to achieve complete health without having a clean body. If you want to build health and sustain it, the body must be made able to feed itself and remove its own wastes. This starts with a liver cleanse. When the liver is functioning it will clean the body at the cellular level provided that one eats good foods on a regular basis. At this point the food itself becomes a constant remedy. Eliminating the need for excessive supplementation.
      The Basic Ingredients needed for a successful Liver Gallbladder Cleanse or Flush:

      2-4 quarts of Organic Apple Juice
      6-12 fresh Organic Lemons
      A 16 ounce bottle of Extra virgin Olive oil, or Walnut oil which is much more palatable and just as effective.
      1 bottle of Digestorum or enough Paracelsus Elixir on hand to last for two or more weeks.
      http://www.amaluxherbal.com/liver%20cleanse.htm

  36. QUESTION:
    What are some NATURAL ways to boost my immune system to ward off the flu this year?
    I know about washing hands, blah blah blah. I'm interested in specific vitamins or other remedies that might help strengthen my body's ability to ward it off.

    If your answer is "get a flu shot" please don't bother as I am allergic so it's not an option. Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      we get sick because our immune system is weak.

      There are alot of things you can do to accelerate boosting your immune system. Some to by recognizing what caused your immune system to get weak, then avoiding those things as much as possible. Before I share many ways to boost your immune system, take a look at some possible reasons why our immune system gets weak.

      1) Toxins: Most people today have excess accumulation of toxins and waste material in their bodies causing their body to be acidic and adding stress to their immune system function. The two main reasons for this is
      a) People are putting huge amounts of toxins (mostly unknowingly) in their bodies on a regular basis and
      b) their elimination channels are clogged, slow or sluggish.
      c) toxins like "junk" food, medications(drugs), sugars, excess alcohol, allergens all stress your immune system, thus making it weak and unable to fight the germs when exposed to them.

      2) Nutritional Deficiency:
      When your body lacks nutrition, you will have a weak immune system.
      Since our bodies can not produce nutrients needed for optimal health, quality food plays a major factor in keeping our cells healthy and our immune system strong. Food not only provides energy to your body, but all the nutrients that are essential for a healthy immune system.

      3) Lack of drinking healthy water:
      Dehydration means the cells just simply do not have enough fluid. Dehydration cause medical problems including pain, arthritis, asthma, and allergies, among other medical issues. It can affect your energy and your sleep, and the ability to get toxins/waste material out of the body.

      4) Lack of physical activity:
      Lack of regular, moderate exercise appears to slow down cleansing the body of certain toxins and waste products

      5) Lack of sufficient rest:
      lack of sleep will stress your immune system and thus increase the risk of catching a bug.

      6) Chronic stress
      People who are under chronic stress have lower than normal white blood cell counts, are more vulnerable to colds and other viruses and take longer to recover from them. They are more likely to experience more severe symptoms than people who are not under a great deal of stress.

      The good news is you can strengthen your immune system by doing as many of the following list as possible....

      1) I know you heard about washing your hands, it does help, but obviously it is much more than that. Keep practicing good personal hygiene care, and wash your hands! The great plague of 1918 could have been avoided by practicing good personal hygiene.

      2) get plenty of rest. During deep sleep, our body release potent immune-enhancing substances that strengthen your immune system function. By not allowing our body sufficient rest, the immune system will sputter, and as a result, not function at full capacity. We then are more likely to become ill with common illnesses. A healthy, deep sleep allows our body to release a significant amount of growth hormone that boost the immune system and aids in the growth and repair of the body.

      3) get moderate and regular exercise
      An increase in blood flow associated with moderate exercise helps to circulate antibodies along with white blood cells necessary to fight infection more quickly. As a result, this provides our bodies with an early warning system to ward off potentially damaging germs. In addition, the increase in body temperature as a result of physical activity may aid in inhibiting the growth of bacteria; thus allowing the body to fight infection more effectively.

      4) Receiving a Regular Body Cleansing.
      Body cleansing is essential because our bodies need to properly eliminate the toxic build up that has formed in our intestines (colon), which may lead to sickness and disease. Our body organs and tissues must be free of toxins for the immune system to function optimally thus enabling our bodies to receive the essential nutrients our bodies need.

      5) Boost immune system by drinking plenty of filtered water.
      Water is essential for all living things and keeps our immune system operating optimally while improving the way we feel, look and live. Without sufficient amounts of water, you may experience routine fatigue, dry skin, headaches, constipation, and a decrease normal bodily function which may lead to your body unable to fight off diseases. Without water we would literally dehydrate which could result in the shutting down of vital organs and ultimately end in death.

      6) Eliminate all sugar and allergens from your diet.
      Just a small amount of sugar has been proven to impair white blood cells up to 50% for very short periods of time. By discovering what our personal food allergies are, then eliminating or desensitizing them will help strengthen your immune system. By removing these triggers, our immune cells are strengthened in order to combat other invaders such as influenza rather than the allergen. The elimination of sugar from your diet can also strengthen immune system.

      7) Eat nutritiously
      Good foods to eat include organic fruits and vegetables, chloretta, medicinal mushrooms like maitake, shiitake, reishi, or turkey tail. Besides water, wheatgrass juice, aloe vera juice, or green tea are good drinks. If it doesn’t rot or sprout, do without.
      Stay away from junk food like pop, bake goods, any processed foods. Bad foods contain stuff like refined sugar, sodium nitrite, Trans fats, Mono-sodium glutamate (MSG), Artificial colors, preservatives, and flavors.

      8) Take supplements
      Supplements are needed because our bodies can not produce the nutrients necessary to maintain optimum health. There are many nutrients needed in order to maintain a strong immune system. It is very challenging in the world we live in to obtain sufficient nutrition with the foods available to us. They are over processed and void of many essential nutrients. Additionally, food is grown in soils that have been over-planted and saturated with synthetic fertilizers and pesticides. Vitamin and mineral deficiency subjects us to more diseases, aging, sickness, and the weakening of our immune system.

      Best herbs include echinacea, goldenseal, garlic, olive leaf extract, elderberry, or astragalus.

      Best vitamins include Vitamin A, C, or E. These are a good source of antioxidants, which will boost your immune system.
      The minerals zinc and selenium also help with boosting your immune system.

      As you can see, there is no one magic cure, one supplement, or one way to ward off the flu, but there are many natural things you can do to help your situation.

      More details can be found at the website in the source box.

  37. QUESTION:
    System cleanse, ie; to pass a drug test?
    What are some natural body cleanses that i can do to pass my test?? I know they make that drink but its like 50 bucks, so what are some at home remedies i can clean my system with?? Test is next week...

    • ANSWER:
      The only way to pass a drug test is to not take drugs.

      I hope you fail.

  38. QUESTION:
    what is the best natural cleanse for your body that i can get at a natural food store?
    I want to do a cleanse, and it would be nice to know some opinions from people who have done them before. thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      Yerba Prima brand. It can be gotten at most health food stores. Its the best.

  39. QUESTION:
    What is the best all natural "body cleanse" to do?
    Any information or resources about healthy ways to cleanse would be very greatly appreciated!

    • ANSWER:
      I wouldn't recommend doing a short term detox to cleanse the body, but I would recommend incorporating more raw fruit and vegetables into your diet, and doing some research about the raw food lifestyle. There are some great books out there, look into Shazzie's books (try her website www.detoxyourworld.com) which has a big selection of good books. You could also try typing in "Raw Food" into Amazon, which should bring up a good selection of books.

      A good 3 week cleanse/ healthy eating plan can be found in Dr Joshi's books, they're fabulous!

      Hope this helps!

  40. QUESTION:
    What are the top 20 vegetables rich in fibers?
    I prefer to cleanse my body th natural way. S I need foods that are high in fibers.

    • ANSWER:
      Some high fiber foods, in no particular order:
      Beans
      Carrot
      Green peas
      Potato with skin
      Turnip
      Lima beans
      Broccoli
      Collard greens
      Sweet Potatoes
      Pumpkin, canned
      Chick Peas
      Black-eyed peas
      Garbanzo Beans
      Cabbage
      Peppers
      Kale

  41. QUESTION:
    What is the best cleanse to boost immunity and regain health?
    What is the best candida cleanse to boost immunity and get a bit heathier. I have recently quit smoking and have a bit of a whitish tongue and some bumps on the back of my tongue from Acid Reflux Disease. Would should I do to cleanse myself? Any tips from other people that have tried cleansing? Thank you!

    • ANSWER:
      Congratulations on stopping smoking.

      There are many products you can purchase that can help to flush out your system but I must warn that you may also flush out important flora, or good bacteria in your digestive tract. I recommend the book Nourishing Traditions by Sally Fallon. The making of whey is very simple you can buy organic yogurt at the grocery and drain it through a cheese cloth or dish towel into a jar. You use the whey to lacto ferment vegetables, the most healing of these is the beet Kavas which uses 2 large beets, 1Tsalt, enough water to fill a 2 qt jar after all ingredients are added and 1/4 C whey you leave them set 2 days to ferment then move to refrigeration.

      According to Her book "Periodic fasting is an age-old method for restoring and maintaining health. FASTING ON MEAT OR VEGETABLE BROTH OR ON LACTO-FERMENTED VEGETABLE JUICES allows your enzyme-producing and digestive mechanisms to rest so that other enzyme systems can work at repair, detoxification and healing. .... Healing fasts work best when carried out in conjunction with a program if intestinal cleansing through enemas or colonics."

      But the investment in 2 beets and a tub of organic yogurt is much cheaper, natural, and effective than expensive cleanses. Most cleanses you buy are attempting to recreate a similar effect but can not be the fresh natural effect you get with a lacto fermented fresh product.. She recommends you use this beet Kavas in you cooking regularly it has a sour almost like vinegar taste but will help with your digestion. On going I recommend you ad probiotics which you can purchase at a health food store to regulate the yeast and other helpful bacteria in your digestive tract.

      Regarding you Reflux I used to suffer from this as well and I have been seeing a naturopath to get off all of the meds the Prilosec, and similar drugs stop your body from absorbing some of the vital nutrients you eat so you would do well to treat this naturally. I have found the acid is due to an imbalance in my bodies acidity and alkalinity. I have found a great cure squeeze 1 organic lemon into a 20 oz glass filled with ice. ad 2-3 T grade b maple syrup (to ad sweetness and to ad minerals) and fill the rest of the way with water, you can adjust the ingredients to your liking. You will find 1 lemon a day will lower your bodie's acidity and keep you from having acid reflux.

      Hope this helps

  42. QUESTION:
    What are the side affects of taking chlorophyll internally?
    I've heard that taking it internally ( for long periods) can cause the body to depend on it .....basicly overriding the bodies natural ability to self cleanse

    • ANSWER:
      Well, it strengthens the cells and inhibits bacterial growth. Chlorophyll provides stronger blood which helps revitalize the vascular system in the legs, as well as being a rich source of vitamin K - the anti-hemorrhagic vitamin.
      Anything taken too much of for too long will cause damage.

  43. QUESTION:
    What is the best way to detox the body from MSG?
    I am allergic to MSG (Monosodium Glutomate), a flavor enhancer added to many fast foods and processed foods. When I get too much built up in my body I start showing symptoms such as fatique, body aches, stiff joints, muscle soreness, arythmia (irregular heart beat) and tachycardia (rapid heart beat). Is there a diet or process to eliminate MSG quickly from the body?

    • ANSWER:
      Try these out - see if they work for you:

      Charcol Tabs are a natural body cleansing supplement. Used for detoxification. You can find them at any drug store.

      Beets also detoxify by "scrubbing" the liver of toxins. Raw is best.

  44. QUESTION:
    What are the 6 natural ways that our bodies have against diseases?
    And how each defends the body.

    • ANSWER:
      Good health is much more than merely the absence of disease. People generally do not go from a healthy condition to a sick condition overnight – although it may seem that way if we focus only on the symptoms of illness. Your body is extremely effective at achieving and maintaining good health, if it is given what it needs.

      For some time, I have provided tools and guides to help visitors cleanse their bodies and naturally address specific ailments. However, upon reflection, it hasn’t been clear as to how to navigate through all of the information on this site. Do you do the Toxic Cleansing (cleansing your colon, kidneys, liver) first, or the Whole Body Cleansing? How do Natural Cures and Diet and Nutrition fit in?

      To help you better use the guides and techniques that I have provided, I have created this simple master guide, which gives six easy steps to good health.

      The first step on your path to good health is to drink sufficient amounts of water - This sounds like a strange first item to put into a top level guide. Doesn’t everyone drink water? It turns out that most people do not drink enough water. Dehydration is subtle... so subtle that most people are unaware of how much water they need. By the time you feel thirsty, you are already dehydrated. Statistically, more than 90% of us are dehydrated; we are not getting the amount of water our bodies need to operate at optimal capacity. Insufficient water consumption (dehydration) can make you feel tired, give you headaches, weaken your immune reactions or manifest itself in other seemingly unrelated symptoms. Water is the most important nutrient that our bodies need to function properly. It plays a critical role in the natural metabolic, digestive, and cellular regeneration processes. When our bodies become dehydrated, our organs suffer, which can result in various types of degenerative diseases. All major systems of the body depend on water. Drinking sufficient amounts of water should help many of your other health-related symptoms and will help to cleanse your body, in and of itself.

      Your next step towards achieving good health is to exercise regularly - Anyone, even someone not used to a regular exercise program, can instantly benefit from starting basic cardiovascular, aerobic exercise and strength training of one form or another. If you get little exercise, even walking 10 minutes a day can help immensely. In addition to helping to control your blood sugar and helping you lose weight, exercise also has a detoxifying effect on your body. While there are many forms of exercise, walking and trampoline exercise are the most easily accessible and beneficial.

      Next cleanse your elimination organs and eliminate parasites - The human body has been honed by millions of years of evolution to heal itself and fight disease – its natural state of being is a condition of good health. However, the environment that our bodies are exposed to has changed dramatically in the last 50 years – faster than the human body can adapt. Exposure to environmental factors such as processed foods, additives, pollution and toxins have left our bodies less able to cope with diseases. Resetting the body’s natural condition through a thorough body cleanse will help you achieve improved health, naturally.
      Start with a colon cleanse to cleanse your entire digestive tract. Why start with cleansing the colon to achieve good health? According to the Royal Academy of Physicians of Great Britain, 90% of all disease and discomfort is directly or indirectly related to an unclean colon. It is no wonder, given that your colon is the primary means for your body to eliminate waste. Additionally, poor digestion is one of the world’s major health problems. Your digestive system is a complex arrangement of organs and intestines, an assortment of acids, bacteria, and enzymes designed to nourish vital organs and body systems. Your food and drink must be broken down into small molecules of nutrients before they can be absorbed into the blood and carried to cells throughout the body. A clogged or poorly functioning digestive system prevents the absorption of nutrients your body needs, and inhibits the elimination of toxins which are damaging your liver, gallbladder, pancreas, and other vital organs. After your colon cleanse, make sure get enough fiber in your diet by eating high fiber food to keep your colon clean.

      Undertake a parasite cleanse - It is estimated that parasites infect up to 80% of the world population. Amazingly enough, these infestations are not limited to developing nations with poor sanitation. If you think you do not have parasites, you may be wrong. You can have a parasite infestation with few symptoms – but the overall effect can cause other illnesses to take a bigger toll on your body, due to a weakened immune system. Parasites can rob you of your goal to achieve good health. Undergo a parasite cleanse every 6 months, as it is easy to get re-infected – es

  45. QUESTION:
    What is the best and most natural method for a detox?
    I am doing some research on detox and various ways of going about it. I am looking for natural, organic methods of detox. My questions are, have you detoxed before? How long is the process? What does it do exactly? What are the outcomes? Do you think it's healthy and how often should it be done?

    • ANSWER:
      A herb called milkthistle is a natural way to clean out toxins from your liver, etc & it's a gentle way to do it. I used a product called Legalon I think, which was basically milkthistle in tablet form. I guess maybe doing this once or twice a year until the box or bottle is finished.

      I've also tried the drastic product called Colozone. It's very high in magnesium & you take it every night for 7 days & it flushes out your system just like a colonic. It's pretty drastic though, like every morning you have to run to the toilet because it all comes out like liquid diarrhea! It sure did work for cleaning out your system (you should only do this once per year) but it was quite an experience.

      Also psyillium husks are good for intestinal cleansing. It's a powder you put in orange juice & drink everyday, it's basically a gentle fibre & very good for your system, particularly if you tend to not have muesli or anything like that for breakfast. It basically just keeps you having a regular daily bowel movement. It's also very inexpensive & you can get it at your health store. Doctors often recommend it for people who don't consume enough fibre in their diet & maybe get constipated sometimes or aren't having a bowel movement every day.

      A product called HMD heavy metal detox is the best on the market for using if you think you are overloaded with chemicals from things like hair dye you've been using or maybe you've been doing something around chemicals like painting your house or something. It's quite expensive though & not worth it unless you think you're sensitive to chemicals. Also anti perspirants are bad re the chemicals they release into your body (like aluminium cholorhydrate) & you should only use ones with natural ingredients (although it can be a search to find one that actually stops the smell of sweat - I've only managed to find one - it's called Spring Fresh deoderant by Natures Gate in California). Try googling it to buy online if it's not available locally.

      How do I know all this? Trial & error & my naturopath has recommended all this to me & she knows all the good brands (as some are bad quality). So there you go, I've spend a few hundred dollars at my naturopath to find all this out & now you have the same info for free!

  46. QUESTION:
    What can i do to boost my body metabolism?
    I want to boost my body metabolism.Is it okay to take supplement or is there any effective diet to boost body metabolism?

    • ANSWER:
      Here's a post off my blog that may be of help to you it about Fat Burning Foods...

      Fat burning foods refer to specific type of foods that either burn fats accumulated in the body or improve metabolism. Adding these types of foods in your regular diet, you can easily wash out the fat from your body and keep yourself fit and healthy.

      Fat burning foods and exercises are the ideal solution for individuals who are on a weight loss program. Foods that burn more calories than the amount of calories contained in the food itself are also known as fat burning foods.

      fat burning foods that burn more calories during digestion then they contain are generally high in two things, fiber and water. Celery is a good example. fat burning foods, or negative calorie foods, are supposed to be so low in calories that digesting these foods burn more calories than they contain.

      Fat burning foods are readily available and will definitely fit into your budget as well. Fat burning foods not only helps us to lose weight naturally but also increase our body rate of weight loss. So include these foods in your daily diet helps speed up weight loss, build a healthier body and put you on the road to a healthier lifestyle.

      Plus eating every 2-3 hours is the basis of a good fat burning diet because it helps keep your metabolism burning your fat stores and also you do not have to concentrate on the food you’re taking in. Lack of activity combined with lack of attention to diet causes your body then ignores fat stores and works on what you are eating, packing the rest of the excess calories away for a rainy day since it feels you are not eating frequently enough.

      Try eating some of the following fat burning foods and do some exercise, it will boost your metabolism and burn calories (fat) at a faster rate for several hours even after exercise.

      Apples

      Apples are rich in Vitamin C and antioxidants need to fight disease. Apples are a fat burning food which will help shed and maintain extra pounds. Apples are simply terrific to deal with losing the fat. Pectin in apple restricts the cells to absorb the fat; and also encourages water absorption from the food which helps in releasing the fat deposits from the body.

      Beets

      Beets are a strong diuretic that focuses on the liver and kidneys. Beets flush out floating body fats. Beets flush out floating body fats and cleanse blood corpuscles that can contain fat deposits. Beets also contain chlorine that stimulates the lymph, which helps flush out fatty deposits.

      Garlic

      Garlic is known to break down fat deposits and is also an antiseptic and an antibiotic, making it a good component of any diet. Chili and cayenne peppers are considered fat burning foods and will also spice up some otherwise bland dishes. Garlic – A natural diuretic containing mustard oils that create a cleansing action in the body.

      Green Tea

      Green tea burners and diet supplements have been found to be very effective in lowering cholesterol so as to reduce the chances of stroke. By increasing the rate of calorie burning, green tea also helps in weight loss. Green tea is often cited as having the most potential. Although it is somewhat unclear as to weather it is the ingredients in the green tea that give benefits, or the green tea as a source of caffeine.

      Grapefruit

      Grapefruit has been shown to reduce insulin levels. If you are one of the many who are insulin resistant and your body is overloaded with insulin, try having half a grapefruit before each meal. Grapefruit may bring back memories of fad diets-gone bad, but the citrus fruit may actually help improve insulin levels, making us feel less hungry. Big on satiety from its high fiber and water content, grapefruit’s low in calories and can aid weight loss when incorporated into a healthy diet.

      Eat More Fruit

      In studies of peoples eating habits it was noticed that fruit eaters ate fewer calories overall, this could be because having a snack a couple of times a day with three reasonable meals will help to maintain a good blood sugar level, which helps to control your hunger.

      So, next time you need to satisfy a sugar craving, reach for this low-calorie, high-fiber snack. Fruits like apples, peaches, grapefruits, and oranges, at only 60-80 calories apiece (or less), are a great addition to almost any nutritional plan. Just make sure the majority of your carbohydrates are of the complex type. Fruits make for great snacks and should replace the high fat snacks that we normally eat.

      Fruits rich in vitamin C like limes, lemons, oranges, grapefruit and tangerines have fat burning properties. Some of the other fat burning foods are asparagus, beet root, broccoli, cabbage, carrot, apple, blueberries, and watermelon.
      Eat More Protein

      Eating protein can help you burn fat. One of the reasons is that it requires a lot of energy to digest protein and the body burns calories to get that energy.

      Finally

      Don’t expect fat burning foods to be

  47. QUESTION:
    What are some natural ways to get toxins out of your body?
    I like taking millions of examples from the home remedies which are natural, (from skin care, body etc) because i find & believe that beauty is definitely from the inside..but i haven't found out how do you have a natural way to release toxins out from your body? Besides drinking green tea..? =)

    • ANSWER:
      There's lots of ways to get out toxins.
      Some of the easier ways are:
      You could take a nice warm bath with some Epsom salts.
      You could buy a "cleanse" from a health food store, although be careful because some are pretty strong, just get a gentle one.
      You could go on a "juice fast" and only drink fresh squeezed fruit and veggie juices for a couple days. That helps your body clean out stuff and it's pretty healthy to do every few months or so.
      I usually take a super-food powder every day that has lots of good stuff like chrorella and spirunela and other natural plants in it, it's a very good nutritional supplement and I've found that slowly and gently gets toxins out of me.
      Hope these suggestions help!

  48. QUESTION:
    Can anybody tells me how efficient viralcide is at treating viral infections?
    The manufacturer claims this natural supplement can cleanse the body of any viral infection from HIV to Herpes, Flu,....
    Has anybody tested this or is that just another claim from people eager to make money on desperate patients?

    • ANSWER:
      If it cured anything it claimed to you would have heard about it on the news.

  49. QUESTION:
    What is the best way to cleanse your body?
    I would like to detoxify myself. I would prefer natural remedies but any you know would be helpful. Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      Teas, cranberry juice.. umm.. maybe prunes would help. Depends on what you're trying to cleanse your body of.

  50. QUESTION:
    How Often should you use epsom salt or sea salt as a laxative?
    And also is this a natural way to cleanse the colon?

    • ANSWER:
      You should never use epsom salt as a laxative if there are other alternatives around because this will dehydrate your body too much.


natural body cleansing

Natural Detoxing

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    Do you believe natural detox is effective, and if so why?
    Its been said that detoxing your body naturally can rid your body of toxins, viruses & even cancer!
    So...

    Do you believe this is true? Why?
    Could natural detoxing actually be a "cure" for reversing cancer, diabetes, herpes or HPV?

    Thanks for reading & answering! :)

    • ANSWER:
      When you change your diet, you can reverse chronic disease. Raw food diets have shown amazing results with reversing diseases. Detoxing also has undeniable results. The show spa of embarrassing illnesses shows the proof of reversing chronic disease. One patient had 90% of his body covered with psoraisis. After the detox he lost three stone and was free of psoraisis. Psoraisis is stated to be incurable.

      Detox success stories >>>
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z3alFc6o2KQ

      Food matters >>>

  2. QUESTION:
    I am going to start eating raw foods. Any advice, recipes, how to start?
    Hi everyone, within the last few weeks I have been researching natural cures, detoxing, and raw foods. From what I have seen it is an extremely healthy way to live. I am going to "ween" myself off cooked foods and am looking for a good way to start into raw foods. As well as recipes I could try. I am going to try to start off with some simple ones. :)
    Thank you very much!

    • ANSWER:
      Veggie Spring Roll =)

      This vegetarian Chinese-style spring roll recipe uses shiitake mushrooms and soy sauce for a very Asian flavor. You can also learn how to wrap spring rolls by following my illustrated step-by-step instructions here.
      INGREDIENTS:
      1/3 green cabbage, chopped into thin pieces
      2/3 cup fresh bean sprouts
      1/2 cup snow peas, sliced into thin strips
      3/4 cup shiitake or portabello mushrooms, sliced thin
      3 scallions, chopped
      2 carrots, grated
      2 tbsp soy sauce
      1 tbsp sesame oil
      one bunch fresh mint
      spring roll wrappers
      water
      PREPARATION:
      Combine all ingredients (except for wrappers and water) in a large mixing bowl, stirring well to coat the veggies with soy sauce and sesame oil.Submerge spring roll wrappers in water until pliable one at a time.Place 2 to 3 tablespoons in wrappers. Place two or three mint leaves on top and wrap your spring rolls. Serve with a dipping sauce.

  3. QUESTION:
    What's a good, natural, way to detox your system?
    I don't want to take any kind of pills, or some detox drink. I want to do a very natural detox.

    • ANSWER:
      "Research has indicated, even without the inevitable breakdown of our body detox functions, the human body is simply not capable of eliminating the variety of toxins and chemicals that are ingested on a daily basis. The toxins will accumulate in our cells (especially fat cells), blood, tissues, organs (colon, liver and brain) and remain stored for an indefinite length of time bringing all kinds of eventual health problems as time goes by."

      Detoxing works and the proof is recorded on film and indisputable. To read more>>>

      http://www.amandahamilton.co.uk/success-stories-c-334.html

      An excerpt

      Paul, Psoriasis

      suffered with psoriasis covering 90% of his body and was clinically obese. Within three months of undertaking a detox retreat the psoriasis was gone and he had lost three stone.

      *psoriasis has been stated by modern medicine to have no cure* O_o

      Juices are an excellent way to detox your system - both vegetable and fruit juices. Skin brushing is very good to get rid of toxins and adding epsom salt to your bath helps draw out the impurities and toxins. Massage, yoga, sauna (the heat will open up the pores to draw the toxins out), aromatherapy baths and walking are a great way to destress.

      A few links to read through about natural detoxing>>>
      http://www.amandahamilton.co.uk/media/Onlinewebdocuments/Detox%20101.pdf
      http://ezinearticles.com/?The-Best-Natural-Ways-to-Detox-Your-Body!&id=3299953
      http://www.naturaltherapypages.com.au/article/Detox_for_Summer
      http://healthrecipes.com/detox_diet.htm

  4. QUESTION:
    What would you like to ask?what is quickest natural way to detox from heroin?
    I am detoxing with no methadone or any other pharmacuetical any tricks to clean my systyem quicker??

    • ANSWER:
      What? I don't mean to be rude but why is it that using heroin was OK but using any prescription drug (and methadone is NOT the only option) is bad?

      The reality is if you are physically dependent, which you probably are, you will go into horrible physical withdrawal and if you are an addict (are you?) you will have psychological withdrawal.

      Heroin withdrawal won't kill you but it is bad enough that people do occasionally kill themselves and if people don't have some type of medical detox the risk of relapsing with heroin, the risk of relapsing and dying from an overdose, and the risk of a very protracted (long) withdrawal are all far HIGHER.

      The other thing is that you don't need to clear out your system, after just a few days of not using it will be gone. The problem is that your body has adapted to having heroin and if it can't have it anymore the body can function properly and it takes time for the body to start increasing endorphins (which are greatly reduced). The reason physical pain even without injury is a symptom is because there are not enough endorphins and the opioid receptors that endorphins and heroin bind to are desensitized.

      So the issue is not getting the heroin out, your body will do that quickly and with ease.

      The reason a drug like methadone is used it because it will stop the physical withdrawal by continuing to bind to opioid receptors (but it does not get you high) and it allows you time to work on changing and learning how to live without drugs. Just stopping drugs is not enough to control and addiction.

      There is a drug called buprenorphine that is much less "harsh" than methadone and rather than maintenance treatment (which is often what methadone becomes) it is normally used to tapper you off but it allows that to be comfortable.

      Although most doctors don't know about it but morphine (which is 100% natural by the way), especially a continuous-release form like MST CONTINUS, a UK brand, is actually very effective to help reduce the withdrawal symptoms.

      The other thing that is often done is prescribing sedatives and/or tranquilizers and other types of drugs to help control the symptoms. For example using temazepam to sleep, diazepam for mild sedation, promethazine for nausea, and loperamide for diarrhea.

      It is all up to you and there are no tricks. Just keep in mind that it will be the absence of heroin that will be terrible and your body will wash it out and does not need any help.

  5. 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.

  6. QUESTION:
    How does one do natural colon cleansing without having an tube inserted in your rectum.?
    I have heard that one should drink water all day which is boiled and nothing to eat except drinking water all day - does one have to add salt or sugar to it? If someone is an expert on natural colon cleansing without having to go through the pain of having a tube inserted through the rectum can you please give me the answer to this. many thanks. frank.

    • ANSWER:
      Research high fiber foods instead of researching how to do a colonic.
      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. Avoid the cleansing capsules. Most contain known fiber products anyway for a huge markup for the peddler.
      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.
      Good luck and good health.

  7. QUESTION:
    What is your opinion of a Homeopathic Doctor treating cancer?
    Do you believe in Natural or Homeopathic treatments for serious illnesses such as Cancer? Do you believe in any "alternative" treatments for illnesses? Is conventional health care the ONLY way to treat our bodies?

    • ANSWER:
      Alternative methods of treating cancer can be far better than the conventional treatments that statistically show 2% to 3% 5 year survival rates. That is less than a placebo effect. Hodgkin's and testis cancer treatments show between 30% and 40% success using those techniques, but those only account for about 3% of all cancers.

      Homeopathic medicine has many aspects to it that do not work, but you really have to define carefully what you mean by homeopathic treatments. Alternative treatments in many cases do not rely on the typical homeopathic type of treatments.

      A very good example is the GERSON clinic in Mexico that has had tremendous successes with fighting cancer and other degenerative diseases. Dr. Gabriel Cousins has successfully treated and cured diabetes type 2 in 30 days using detoxing and diet. He is a medical doctor trained in America that has rejected many of the typical medical treatments that he has found to be very ineffective in treating many degenerative diseases. Here's a video of what he did and the video shows the actual patients and interviews with them: http://topdocumentaryfilms.com/simply-raw-reversing-diabetes-in-30-days/

      Researchers have been trying to solve the cancer issue for over 100 years and the results are abominable at best. The typical clinical trial will use placebos or sugar pills to do double blind studies. If the results are less than 30% in these trials, it is assumed the drug failed and is no better than the sugar pill. The success for cancer treatments are far less than the sugar pill, so any treatment whether homeopathic or chemotherapy, radiation, or surgery are NOT WORKING.

      EDIT: Oh brother, Rhianna I see you are at it again, survival means surviving. Only 2% to 3% survive not die, the rest die. You are so busy defending the non-defensible you really need to get a life dear. The data is published everywhere how bad cancer treatments are doing, it's only new news to those that want to defend their profession at all costs. I see the usual suspects have shown up to put there typical skeptical remarks with no evidence to back up their claims. Where is the data that shows cancer treatments are better than the 2% to 3% other than a couple types of cancers. What about breast cancer? How is the medical "cures" doing on that one? If we were winning the war on cancer, why are the deaths overtaking heart disease as the number one killer.

      If the skeptics were really skeptics and not just people with a critics agenda against alternative medicine, they would be very vocal on how bad cancer treatments are doing. It is obvious to most people here that they are not clever or educated as they purport, but just want-a-be intellectuals with an agenda trolling the answers.

      EDIT: "lo-mcg" I like your answer, but you really need to talk to the Gerson people and go there to see the successes and talk to the patients in total remission. Dr. Gerson testified in the Congressional hearing in 1946 and showed case after case with a 50% cure rate for cancers and other degenerative diseases using his techniques. He was precluded from doing his research in the U.S. after that hearing where the FDA and two drug companies bought and paid for the Congressional results. Look where the drug treatments have gotten us. It's really disgusting the amount of money and time wasted on this BAD SCIENCE.

      EDIT: Dave, you need to free yourself from the lies you believe. Anyone will get thrown in jail if you use anything to attempt treating cancer in the U.S. other than the abusive, totally ineffective chemotherapy, radiation, and surgery that are approved. It has nothing to do with the success of the treatments because if it did, those using that abusive chemotherapy & radiation would be put in jail. It is working no better than a sugar pill. Talk about the definition of a quack! These guys are right up there in that category. Would you take your car to a mechanic that could only fix 2% to 3% of the cars he worked on? How long do you think he would be in business? Now if it were the only way you could get your car fixed by law, what would you think about that? I think you would probably start looking for alternatives. lol.

      good luck to you

  8. QUESTION:
    It is advised not to eat dairy/milk when on a detox, but why can you eat natural yoghurt?
    I thought natural yoghurt was dairy?

    • 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.
      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.

  9. QUESTION:
    I am 5' 8" and weigh 110 lbs. After two weeks of no weed smoking i had to take a drug test. can i pass?
    I drank lots of water and natural detoxing tea, and worked out a lot as well.

    I drank lots of water, natural detoxing tea, and worked out a lot. i also have a very fast metabolism. and the test was just a urinary one.

    • ANSWER:
      the night before the test drink lots of water, and wake up really early and drink more water.
      The first time you "go" in the morning has the most ..."build up" of sediments and such that's what you want to avoid. You just want to make sure that you go to the bathroom as many times as you can before hand. so that you are basically just passing water.

  10. 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

  11. 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.

  12. 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

  13. QUESTION:
    What is a good NATURAL routine to clease/detoxify your system. NO PILLS?
    I have gotten off track with my eating habits the past few weeks and I am feeling so yucky and sluggish. I am not looking for one of those "Lose 10lbs in a week gimmics". I just wants to know some natural ways to clean out my system without pills or starving myself.

    I am already drinking a gallon of water a day, but wanted different ideas.

    • ANSWER:
      All this 'cleansing' and 'detoxing' is so much rubbish. It has been invented for commercial purposes to scam money from people who have too little knowledge to know better. The body is quite capable of 'cleaning' itself without any sort of "detox". All the websites telling how good it is are also selling something, hmm, bit of a clue there. Break away, be sensible, and forget the cleansing/detoxing scam. There are NO benefits, and despite what some unfortunate uneducated people will tell you, NOTHING actually "detoxes" you. Nothing at all.

  14. QUESTION:
    What can I do to help my husband with his chronic throat problem?
    My husband has had what seems to be a chronic sore throat for the past 2 years. It comes and goes but never goes for long. Its sore and also causes flem build up and NASTY breath. Please dont bother saying "go to the doctor". I am looking for some natural vitamins or other remedies that could help this.

    Thanks

    • ANSWER:
      Oh dear, poor old lad!
      Sounds like he needs to detox. For a start, he should give up dairy products entirely for a while - also bananas, which do produce catarrh. If he can give up wheat, or at least swap white flour for wholemeal, that will help. Also white sugar, any refined, over-sweetened or additive-laden foods; this means having brown rice instead of white, wolemeal pasta, etc.
      Drink water, pure fruit juice (not if it says "drink" on the carton, that's just sugar-water and additives) or herb teas - again, make them proper herb teas, not the ones that say "flavourings" on the packet.
      No coffee if possible, no chocolate, very little meat if at all -and make it free-range/organic.
      Raw or lightly cooked vegetables.
      Little or no alcohol - real ales or organic wine if he must, half a unit a couple of times a week if it helps him chill out but no more.
      Again, look out for organic produce as much as possible.
      After a couple of days, the symptoms will get a lot worse, but then they'll get slowly better. I know it's slow, but how long has it taken him to get into this state?
      Can't answer for his mood while he's detoxing, but put up with it and support him for his own sake.
      All best wishes!

  15. QUESTION:
    How long does it take to regain energy after opiate withdrawl?
    I know everyone is different, it has been 7 weeks since my husband cold turkey put down pain killers, is addiction was only 4 months in duration, but he can not regain energy. We have tried B complex and flax seed, suggested by the Dr. Also the energy vitamin packs at GNC for men. I don't want him to become addicted to Mt Dew and Red Bull, or other energy drinks. I just ordered Maca today, a chinese organic product. He wants to stay O-natural! Any suggestions?

    • ANSWER:
      the thing is that opiates flood the body with enorphins. when addiction starts the body no longer produces enophins because the drug did it for them.

      but after detoxing it usualy takes a month or two for the body to get back into the swing of things. he NEEDS to excersize. its the best but also the most uncomfortable for someone in his condition. it will be painful and he realy wont like it but eventualy the endophins start flowing and he exersizing will be easy

  16. 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!

  17. QUESTION:
    How do i stay up all tomorrow?
    Its 4 am an i've been up since 3pm. Normally i'd indulge in herbal medication to curb my enthusiasm from staying online all night. I cant do this however as i've had a number of health issues lately.
    Does anyone have a method of correcting sleep patterns? I've been on and off everything that would normally alter my mind-state, detoxing for 4 weeks, in sleep cycles about midnight to 930 am or early in the morning to 2pm. Im extremely antisocial and need to change.
    I have no job or school and feel i need to improve my health before i can maintain a stable mindset to convict my soul to the work force.

    • ANSWER:
      Melatonin.Supermarket or drugstore.All natural sleeping pill. Non addictive. Start with a quarter pill of 3mg. Depending on how big u are. 1/2 a pill if youre really large. Will get you to sleep when you want. For tonight just drink tea, coffee, watch tv. Reason youre wide awake at 4am is cuz you got up at 3pm.

  18. QUESTION:
    what sweat things should I eat if i am avoiding sugar except that in fruit?
    I am trying to detox myslef from sweets so to speak. I am avoiding all sugar, artificial and natural, except that that is in fruit or milk. I am also ok to eat things like pasta and food that has sugar in it just no sweats like brownies, soda, cookies, etc.
    But what should I eat if i am craving something sweet and bananas and strawberries just aren't cutting it?

    • ANSWER:
      You're detoxing so you just have to bite the bullet and cut the sweets out.
      In other words, sugar is your crack, your heroin. Don't cut corners just kick it.

  19. 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

  20. QUESTION:
    ways to get rid of cellulite without buying treatments that wont work?
    i am curious on what natural ways will work?

    • ANSWER:
      anyone can get cellulite unfortunately. but to remove cellulite you have to do three things. firstly change you diet your diet you need to remove as much saturated fat as possible and to eat foods that are free of toxins. because foods that are high in saturated fats and toxins cause the fats cells in the cellulite area to become enlarged and group together creating dimples (cellulite) on the skins surface. the alterations of your diet don't need to be great it's easy to some up you just need to eat healthier more fruit and foods that are associated with detoxing

      secondly you need to exercise, both cardiovascular and anareaobic exercises. but specifically you want to perform exercises that are going to help your specific area such as lunges, running and sit ups

      to get the best results you need to get a cellulite cream because the cellulite has damaged the your skins connective tissues and skins cell structure you need to rejuvenate your skin help repair the damage, you need to strengthen these cells as there is no point in doing this work if the skins tissue will never have the strength to bring back the skins smoothness and firmness. the best cream that i have seen is from http://www.revitol.site88.net it's good stuff, 100% natural ingredients, no prescription needed, 100% safe and they have a reputable name and brand

      good luck

  21. 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.

  22. QUESTION:
    How to get rid of pimples quickly?
    I mean it's all over my face and my acne scars. Any natural and healthy ways that are quick?

    • ANSWER:
      Use some tissue oil to help the scars heal faster.

      For really quick acne and pimple removal you can try putting lemon juice directly on the acne/pimples, just remember to use moisturizer afterwards, so you don't dry out your skin and make the problem even worse.

      Also, for longterm prevention, add a teaspoon of lemon juice, and a teaspoon of honey to a cup of hot water, and drink in the morning before eating anything (and preferably wait a few minutes before eating too.) That gets rid of some of the toxins inside that tend to cause acne and pimples, and is a good detoxing remedy too.

  23. QUESTION:
    Are natural health remedies a cure?
    When we feel sick, we expect a cure and a pill. But doctors are looking to integrate more natural remedies into there treatment regimens. So is alternative medicine the cure?

    • ANSWER:
      unlike the posters aboves advice, many doctors are including alternative medicine and herbs into their practice and have for years. both my females doctors did..one over 20 years ago and both got a 4.0 in college, are very smart and sensitive to their patients needs. The poster is back in the dark ages saying to change doctors.

      Unfortunately few doctors do this and many are afraid to as some have lost their licenses over this as the AMA does not wish to go this way except nominally and only because the consumer is demanding it.

      The problem is because we do not believe we create our illnesses due to the decadent lifestyles we live (smoking, drugs, junk foods, too much salt, sugar, lack of exercise, worry, out of control stress and so forth, we expect the doctors to fix us back up with a pill..this requires very potent drugs which often require the use of other drugs and often does more harm than good in the long run.

      Much alternative health works by working synergistically to help the body heal itself by stopping the bad habits and starting new ones.

      Many people do not want to do this...they want to feel great and live however they want..

      Alternative health is a very broad field encompasses many aura and types. some work great, some don't and some work on one part of our health and some work on the whole person.

      Herbs are in many cases superior as they are safe and designed to heal our bodies by nature or our creator while drugs are generally non-organic, man made chemicals the body accepts but at harm to it so herbs are safer..Just a tiny handful of people die from herbs while tens of thousands die from drugs and doctor errors etc.

      Also drugs create the symptom but herbs go to the root cause that is causing diverse symptoms the doctor calls by various disease names, thus the herb tends to while slower in the long run fix more problems we have than just the one we took it for.

      You can expect alternative health to not be as useful for emergency situations like a limb cut off in an accident or something like that but herbs to do better with chronic diseases

      You can expect if you know what you are doing and do a comprehensive multi part program combing things like a vegan diet, exercise, detoxing., cleansing the elimination organs, improving water and air, getting sunshine, taking herbs, doing affirmations and stress reduction, hydrotherapy, stopping bad habits, getting counseling or learning to love and be happier, etc all done together in an intense health building program to cure things doctors cannot like AIDS, pancreatic and lung cancers, neurological disease like ms, heart and circulatory problems, diabetes and terminal illnesses.

      Yes, natural health can certainly be a cure..that is not to say once in a while you won't maybe need a doctor but most things I have found we can fix ourselves..when we discover we cause many of our illnesses with our lifestyles, we can be empowered to discover that if we can make our self sick by living badly, we can make ourselves better and heal by living good.

      Generally, although doctors may be discovering the good things about alternative health and wanting to jump on the consumer bandwagon and thus incorporating alternative health into their stuff is good for them, it is not s good for you or alternative health as allopathic drugs etc can make it harder to recover naturally due to the harm of those things they often use.

      IMO there is a place for both..I was in a car wreck a while back and feel in that case I needed doctors but generally I am able to cure myself with herbs etc better with herbs, supplements etc.

      what is needed to make herbs and alternative health work better is education, people making their own organic tinctures (or finding a superior tincture supplier) and forgoing herbs in a capsule that are conventionally grown, understanding that herbs and foods work best in a comprehensive health building regime, doing most of their grocery shopping at natural food stores, farmer's markets, from small organic farmers and their own gardens., doing different cleanses one a season, thinking more positively and loving themselves and others better and learning to stop hating and forgive.

      this may be more complicated and difficult than going to a doctor and saying doctor heal me with a pill but it gains more long lasting results, saves lots of money and worry and gives us payoffs we can see and be proud of..also for every person who takes better care of themselves, health costs go down

  24. QUESTION:
    Is it true that drinking or eating orange juice or oranges makes your breath stink worse?
    I read somewhere online that oranges and orange juice makes your breath stink worse but then I read that having a "citrus smoothie" would improve your ability to evacuate naturally. I am really serious about detoxing naturally and would like to know what is the truth, especially since I also read that taking Vitamin C would improve your breath odor?

    • ANSWER:
      All sweet sugary things are bad for your breath, it feeds the bad bacteria that live on it, doesn't matter whether it's "natural" sugar or citrus or what not, it will feed the bacteria that cause bad breath.

  25. QUESTION:
    My skin is dry but breaks out really easy, what kind of products should I be using?
    If I use any kind of moisturizer it breaks my skin out, even if it's oil free. But if I don't use anything my skin gets really dry and ugly. I've tried natural products like that Say Yes to whatever products when I wash my face but it still doesn't work very well. Help?

    • ANSWER:
      Personally I have very oily skin, but here are some of the remedies I use, which might work for you:

      -Adding a teaspoon of lemon juice, and a teaspoon of honey to a cup of hot water, and drink in the morning before I eat anything (and preferably wait a few minutes before eating too.) That gets rid of some of the toxins inside that tend to cause acne, and is a good detoxing remedy too.

      -Using Dove beauty soap (the one with cucumber seems to work best).

      -Drinking a herbal tea called 'Rooibos', which comes from South Africa.

      -And making sure I'm drinking enough water every day.

  26. QUESTION:
    Can detoxing help get nicotine out of your system faster?
    If so, what are some good detoxing methods, that I can do that are natural?

    • ANSWER:
      No. Nicotine actually effects the brain and not the blood. You can reduce the amount of nicotine from your body but you are going to still have the same cravings for it as if you didn't detox. Your brain is still looking for the nicotine. You should try smoking less and less and then giving it up then or using something like a patch. Those are made to reduce the amount of nicotine in your system to the point where your body learns to cope without it with less severe side effects. Some people swear by cold turkey but the side effects are much worse.

  27. QUESTION:
    what to do to prepare your body for pregnancy?
    I have read that taking folic acid is needed a few months prior to conception....what else do you think is needed to get your body in order so you will be nutritionally well off before trying to have a baby? I am into natural ways to treat the body so any cleansing techniques or suppliments would be a good start.....any one have any products they trust to be of good quality?

    • ANSWER:
      Just be as healthy as you can...

      Detoxing and eating whole foods would be a good start.

      You can take clay baths, as well as having the mercury fillings removed to get rid of some of the heavy metals in your body...

      Folic acid in whole foods is better than supplements.

      Whole foods are better than anything else for detoxing.

      Drink a lot of water, and make sure you are at a good starting weight before becoming pregnant, too...exercise to get your muscles strong to help you carry the baby well is also recommended.

  28. 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.

  29. QUESTION:
    What is a good diet to detox your body?
    I hear that detoxing your body with diet/herbs can help trememndously. It helps to boost energy levels & immune system. Does anyone have any suggestions on diet...what's allowed or not allowed?

    • ANSWER:
      BumperBuffer is correct, there really is no such thing as "detoxing" your body. Because you can never completely regenerate your body like that (with the stuff that is in our food and the chemicals in the air--it is beyond impossible.) Plus when you drown yourself in herbs and diet shakes, you are only filling your body with more stuff. The key is natural stuff (the kind of natural that doesn't cost .95 per month)--I'm talking about 'al natural' water, food, and pure fun. However, I do understand what you mean---it is good to "clean out" your system and renew your body. Who doesn't want something like that?

      What helps when doing such a thing is focusing on the basic principles of your body: physical, emotional/mental, and social. Really, all you need is a weekend of just "you" time, then it naturally becomes part of your lifestyle. Drink water, eat fresh fruits and vegetables--then eat a piece of chocolate cake (it can be large too--as long as you only have one slice ;)), exercise, go shopping, have a girls' night with your friends...the key to a boosted metabolism is as much physical as it is mental. Chemicals probably effect it--but stress is a key factor to lowered metabolism/energy and weakened immune system.

      My point is you should watch you eat--but you don't have to count every calorie. You can eat that piece of apple pie or peach cobbler. You can experiment with exercises and workouts that make you feel like a million bucks afterward. You should drink water (64 ounces everyday)--but if you DO...you can have that glass of wine on Sunday. Talk to friends, read a book--WRITE a book, you know?

      Detoxing has nothing to do with herbal teas, diet pills, or cutting every ounce of unhealthly thing in your life. Balance: feel good about yourself. The best part is, when you are exercising...and you like what you are doing, you are confident, you love who you are and your stress level is at the bare minimum---check that metabolism rate, see how long you can go without nap, and count how many colds you get a year.

      Good luck.

  30. QUESTION:
    Can you recommend a detox that works?
    I've been wanting to try detoxing but I'm not sure of the right way to go about it as there are many different ways apparently. I'm very overweight (340+ pounds) and recently I have been having extreme heart pains and I'm scared. I'm ready to change my life. I'm turning 25 in April and I want to live to see more birthdays. Any help is greatly appreciated. Thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      JERF just eat real food, wheat and sugar are what made a large % of the population overweight, what used to be natural but now its been modified so much that when you eat it it has a higher gi than sugar meaning wheat is worse than sugar, and it is broken down so fast the carb makes a massive insulin spike making your body gain fat and compounds of the wheat are stored in the fat and make it hormonal , just eat fruit vegies meats full cream milk coconut oil chicken with the skin is all fine those are miedum chain fats they dont convert to body fat

      There was a tribe where everyone was healthy fine no obesity or heart problems, coke and white bread were introduced and in time people there started to get heart disease and became overweight, its not rocket science that agriculture caused this.

      Seriously cut all wheat and refined sugars or foods with sugars like sauce etc out of your diet and you will drop weights every week, all those low fat low carb diets make you loose weight and feel tired and miserable but hey weight coems rigt back because they turn the thyroid down and make you think your strving.

      The 100% most effective natural and healthy side free diet is the paleo diet and the recipes you can fnd are the bomb, check out peoples results! i 110% promise once you start this and break the wheat and sugar addictions you will get to where y want to be, and exercise 3 times a week helps too http://www.google.com.au/search?hl=en&tbo=d&site=imghp&tbm=isch&spell=1&q=paleo+diet+results&sa=X&ei=lLwdUbhMjqmSBZTXgbAN&ved=0CE8QvwUoAA&biw=1336&bih=600

      Heres an example of the food recipes, feasy to make and taste great, http://rawloulou.blogspot.com.au/2012/12/top-50-raw-food-blogs-2012.html#!/

  31. QUESTION:
    I am really small how can you detox without losing weight?
    Ive been sick and i would prefer to try detoxing the natural and safe way are there any herbs i could use instead of pills.

    • ANSWER:
      Actually, detoxing won't specifically force weight loss and often the weight that's lost just from the detox is either just a few ounces of toxins/wastes (not enough to notice a difference on the scale) or it's just feces that you will replenish when you eat food anyway (so it's only temporary weight loss).

      Either way, it's very negligible weight loss, so you won't have to worry about that. Also, if you're looking to gain weight, I would suggest consulting a nutritionist or dietitian to find the best and safest way to gain weight through diet and exercise (eg. weight lifting). Good luck and I hope I helped!

  32. QUESTION:
    What is a natural way to detox my body?
    I hate taking pills and have heard some bad things about a lot of them. I am really skeptical about this lemonade detox or diet. What should I do or what is best?
    I am not trying to spend a lot of money to do this either
    I am not trying to starve myself. So dont get the wrong idea.

    • ANSWER:
      drink lots of water and exercise, your body will detox itself

      If your looking to starve yourself to lose weight, then just say so

      sorry to be harsh, but i hate this whole detoxing fad

  33. 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!!

  34. QUESTION:
    What are the best natural remedies to cleanse your body?
    How effective is milk thistle. I know I could google this but would like to hear your personal experiences. Thank you in advance.

    • ANSWER:
      Opus is spot on. All this 'cleansing' and 'detoxing' is so much rubbish. It has been invented for commercial purposes to part people who have too little knowledge to know better. The liver is quite capable of 'cleaning' itself without any sort of thistle. All the websites telling how good it all is are also selling the stuff, hmm, bit of a clue there. And don't ever believe that natural is good, there are as many poisonous plants as there are edible ones. Break away, be sensible and forget the cleansing/detoxing scam.

      Check out this site. It is a non-profit organisation that explains the huge amount of money-making scams there are associated with health cures.
      http://www.quackwatch.org/01QuackeryRelatedTopics/detox.html

  35. QUESTION:
    What is a good NATURAL way to cleanse and detox my body?
    I don't want a diet! I just would like to cleanse my body of all the toxins and bad stuff to feel re-energized and healthy
    I don't want a diet! (However if the detox does have weight loss effects that's ok, just making it clear that i am not specifically looking for a weight loss detox)
    I just would like to cleanse my body of all the toxins and bad stuff to feel re-energized and healthy.

    • ANSWER:
      Detoxing is a myth (not to be confused with physician supervised drug detoxification). It is an idea that was never backed by science but by companies selling scam products. Look into it through reputable sources of information and don't waste your money. Just eat healthy, exercise and your body takes take of foreign and undesireable substances on its own.

  36. QUESTION:
    what kinds of fruits or vegetables are good for cleansing?
    need to know a colon cleanser . natural fruits or vegetables.

    • ANSWER:
      Apples contain a lot of water and pectin. the peels i believe are what is really good for pulling out toxins as they pass. celery is a light diuretic. I believe fennel seeds. Edgar cayce once claimed that 3 days of only water and apples would detox the body. You will find science has backed up the apples detoxing abilities. there are more but I cant think of them

  37. 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

  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:
    When detoxing, can you take Panadol or similar for withdrawal symptons?
    I am majoryly addicted to sugar, and after only 14 hrs of not having it I am getting a major headache.

    • ANSWER:
      Hi Sweetie,
      For a good detoxification I'd look for the Best Colon Cleanser u can get, even if U have to go to a Natural Food/Drug store, all of the sugar is stored & r bowels r a lrg part of it. Did u know they found 28lbs. of backed-up stool in him during the autopsy &
      he was an alcoholic 4 yrs. U r what U eat! & sugar is no exception. lol
      LOL, Diana D

  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 best way to detox from Oxycotin dependency?
    I have been prescribed oxycotin now for 5 years, first its was 10mg then 20mg and now at 40mg. I was told I would be on them the rest of my life because of my disability. I also have to take 120 Vicodin a month as well as 90 Valium, Cybalta and Maxalt. The days I forget to take the pain medicine as I did once on a vacation overseas for a week with family, I was in so much pain beyond normal and I was told this was because of detoxing from my pain killers. I have tried natural remedies already, shiatsu, acupuncre, deep massage therapy, creams, ointments, you name it. the only things that work are pain medicines and i hate the dependency on them, what can I do differant?
    To those who say ride out the pain, I dare you to try it with mine.

    To those understanding my problem:

    My disability is several things from Full Myofacail problems with my verterbrae, to sleep apnea major and a knee that is so shot i can barely walk. I get migraines 2-3 times a week the keep me bed ridden and throwing up.

    The Drs have tried PT, and walking and its not helping. i am a former Pro Athlete and have just done alot of damage to my body.

    I agree I should stick to the regiment and be careful and have help. I already have an LNA helping.

    • ANSWER:
      I too am in a similiar situaion just not as many medicines as you. YOu might want to talk to your Dr again about your concern. Maybe have someone else help you control your medicines so you do not forget them? IF you say you have to be on them the rest of your life and you have tried all these other remedies and I assume exercise as well as Physical Therapy. If they say you have to be on them then you just might have no choice. Just dont run out and make sure someone else can help youcontrol them.

      IF you dont need them Seboxin is great for Opiate additctions and dependancies.

  42. 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

  43. QUESTION:
    Detoxing: What is your best method of detoxing your body?
    I'm not talking about drug detox, just cleansing the body of all the bad stuff we put in it. There are so many things on the market and people say to go all liquids for 2 days. I'm not sure what to use or what to eat. It can be confusing.

    • ANSWER:
      Our bodies are under attack every day by toxins due to the environment, stress, unhealthy diets, careers and many other outside sources beyond our control. The effects of these toxins compile, causing a myriad of ailments and other more serious conditions. Regular detoxification can help rid your body of these harmful toxins. Detoxing can be done in 7 stages.

      Step One
      Drink only liquids in the first stage of detoxifying. Drink fresh vegetable or fruit juice, herbal teas or vegetable broth.

      Step Two
      Add fruit to your liquid diet. These alkaline foods help neutralize the acidic waste during detox. Apples, pineapples, mangoes, grapes and watermelon are the best and will act as a natural laxative.

      Step Three
      Add raw vegetables. Try raw garlic, fennel, watercress, dandelion leaves and parsley. Try adding these to raw veggie salads.

      Step Four
      Eat cooked vegetables and brown rice (which is easily digested). Cooking the veggies for a short time with a small amount of water will help them maintain as much of their nutrition as possible. Try leafy greens, leeks, globe and Jerusalem artichokes and beetroot.

      Step Five
      Try beans, lentils, raw nuts and seeds. These are great sources of protein, but they shouldn't be mixed with the starchy rice (it slows digestion to mix protein and starch).

      Step Six
      Add whole grains and yogurt with live cultures. Whole grains, such as rye, buckwheat, barley and oats are great sources of fiber and minerals. Avoid wheat while you're detoxing.

      Step Seven
      Begin eating fish. The essential fatty acids in cold-water fish will help with your complexion. At this stage, you can gradually start adding in the foods you had omitted during your detox diet, adding dairy and meat gradually, since they are more difficult to digest.

      Tips & Warnings

      Goat or Sheep's yogurt is easier to digest than cow's yogurt.

      Buy organic foods when possible.

      Drink plenty of water to help flush your system.

      Introduce solid foods gradually.

      Consult your physician before beginning this detox diet.

      Especially if you have any health issues.

      Don't try this diet if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
      If you are on any long-term medications, consult your doctor.

  44. QUESTION:
    Does the Foot Cleanse Patch product actually detox your body?
    It looks pretty cool and says its all natural, but I would like to know more about this before I go ahead and order it.

    • ANSWER:
      Other foot patch products I've picked up at the drugstore tend to be as cheap as their price tag,but the Cleanse Patch actually DOES work for detoxing the body. After trying a few too many worthless products I decided to get smart and do some more research, and came across the Cleanse Patch. It has some of the higher quality natural ingredients available and its amazing how I can see my body becoming cleaner each day that I use it. Its one of the better cleansing products around, and I like the convenience of ordering it online and having it delivered to me. Take a look at the site for more information and they have some good offers for purchasing it too.

  45. QUESTION:
    Is there any natural way to cleanse?
    Is there a way to cleanse and detox without using the products? LIke taking vitamins and using a few food supplements? i thought I heard about this some where. And if there is a totally natural program, does it actually work well?

    • ANSWER:
      Actually there is. Detoxing by eating the proper foods for your body is really the best, most natural way to detox. I have gone the route of using the suppliments too but have found most drastic changes when I watch what I eat and juice.
      I have been detoxing for the past 3 months myself.
      1. I have been juicing one beet (good for liver), one stalk of celery (good for alkalinization), one carrot, one apple, a small bunch of parsley, and a small piece of ginger.
      2. I have also been taking daily epsom salt and soda baths that are infused with an essential oil blend that I created for myself.
      3. ELIMINATE POP OF ALL KINDS, other sugars (breads, snack foods), and processed foods (means pre-made meatballs...you get the idea, salad dressings, sauces, even frozen veg...eat fresh, etc)
      4. Consider the cleaning supplies that you use and the cosmetics that you wear - to include perfume. Stop using these while you detox - it will make things go a lot faster.

      Yes this works. There is so much more that you can do as well, but detoxing naturally really requires a lifestyle change and lots of thinking before you eat!

      We Want to Live by Aajonus Vonderplanitz is other perspective. I know people highly recommend this diet.

      The Weston A Price Foundation is another storehouse of information.

      Good luck. Feel free to email with questions. I will help how I can.

  46. QUESTION:
    Is it effective to do a strict water only fast to detox my body & for how many days is it safe to do this?
    I asked about detoxing a while ago and alot of the answers I got were to go water fasts or to drink alot of water - Just wanna make sure it's safe but also really effective, so is it safe and effective to do the strict water ONLY fast for a few days, and how many days should I do the fast for?

    • ANSWER:
      Just drinking water will not detox your system fully and it is dangerous because you will starve your body of the essential nutrients, minerals and vitamins it needs to continually rebuild the cells that make up your body. I wuld suggest that you can actually get an all natural body detox that takes only three weeks and you can eat as normal. try the 21 day herbal cleanse from www.myhealthabcmall.com, I have used this several times myself and it is a great way to detox naturally and safely. the difference you will feel is truly aamzing. Dont try the water only thing it could do you some long term damage. good luck

  47. 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.

  48. QUESTION:
    Can you take prozac while detoxing from hydrocodone to ease depression?
    A friend gave me a 20mg prozac cause he saw me really depressed after battling hydrocodone addiction after a bad accident where i nearly lost a limb...

    • ANSWER:
      Yes. But, it should be a doctor, not your friend, prescribing prozac. I'm in the process of getting clean from opiates and am prescribed 40 mg prozac. There are a number of theories about why antidepressant can help people with addiction problems. First, many doctors believe that people become addicted because they are self-medicating. This was my issue. I was depressed and I found that Vicodin was a great antidepressant. However, Vicodin isn't really a great antidepressant because you become tolerant and need more and more and stronger and stronger opiates to get the same effect. This is called tolerance. Most doctors now agree that dual-diagnosis patients (patients with a mental disorder such as depression and a substance abuse problem) should be treated for both concurrently. Another reason why a doctor might put an opiate addict who is trying tol get clean on an antidepressant has to do with the way opiates work. Opiates make you feel good because they click into the brain's reward system - i.e., they cause the release of neurotransmitters such as dopamine and serotonin that make youi feel good. If you use too many opiates you can use up your natural supply of these neurotransmitters. Antidepressants such as Prozac can rebuild the natural balance so you can feel good without opiates.

  49. QUESTION:
    Do you lose weight with a detox diet?
    Ive been wanting to try some sort of detox, my main goal is to lose about 20 lbs (not just detoxing though, i extercise and and am going to eat better.)
    I dont know how it works so does it help you lose weight or does it just clean you out?
    A link to a detox website would be nice or recipes or something like that :]

    Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      It helps lose weight since a lot of the extra weight consists of toxic material stored in the fat cells.Here is a very good website on healthy living and natural remedies, not just for detox, you can ask all kinds of health related questions. The subscription is free but some reports may require payment:

      http://www.natures-healing-remedies.com

  50. QUESTION:
    what kind of foods are good for detoxing your body to lose wieght fast?
    i am stationed in turkey and i do not have lot of options here for gyms and diet planners. so i need your help. i want to lose 10 pounds in 1 month i will be doing carmen electra videos and a shena easten 7 min ab video that works. but i need to know what kind of foods i should be eating. i dont like fish so thats out but a good diet to stick to would help out a lot thanks

    • ANSWER:
      losing weight and detoxing are two different things, if you wanna lose weight fast, cut at least 600 calories from your diet daily and get at least 90 minutes of cardio 3 or 4 times a week.
      to detox, there are lots of over the counter products. one natural one i like (and it works, so be near a toilet till your tummy gets used to the regimen).

      1 cup warm water
      3 tablespoons lemon juice
      1 tablespoon 100% maple syrup
      pinch of cayenne pepper

      mix well, drink fast... this is a fasting detox, so, this is all you will have for 10 days. you can have a cup whenever you feel hungry. you might feel nauseous at first, but, after the fourth day you should be fine, you will probably start to poop yucky looking stuff, this is normal.

      * if you've never fasted before, you might wanna try eating very light, no solids, mainly broths.


natural detoxing

Chinese Detox Tea

Puerh tea is revered in China as a traditional medicinal tea with a lot of health benefits. It is regarded by tea connoisseurs as the King of Chinese Tea for it's unique flavor and aroma. Puerh tea gets it's name from the city Pu-erh in south western China, where the trade for Pu-erh tea was conducted.

Science shows that Chinese Puerh tea creates a surge in metabolism making it easier to burn excess fat. This is achieved by the catechin polyphenols in Puerh tea reacting with the chemical transmitter in the nervous system, this is known as Norepinephrine which will burn calories faster. Puerh tea has thermogenic properties which helps to encourage fat oxidation at a much higher rate than the caffeine in Puerh tea does.

PuErh Tea is a best of the chinese weight loss tea. A cup of PuErh Tea after each meal can effectively stimulate your metabolism and accelerate fat decomposition. Long-term drinking PuErh Tea can reduce cholesterol and triglycerides, so the long-term consumption of PuErh Tea has the function of the treatment of obesity.

Puerh Tea in all its forms are easy for the body to process and are perfect for those people who are on a detox or who have delicate digestive systems. Puerh Tea contains virtually no calories unless you add sugar and milk, so it is a great way to reduce your calorie intake as an alternative for more fattening drinks such as coffee. It is enjoyed by many as one of the more pleasant and convenient aids of losing weight.

Anti aging - PuErh Tea can anti-aging because Catechins in PuErh Tea have anti-aging of materials. Catechins of tea leaf of Yunnan, total is higher than other tea, so anti-aging effects is higher than other teas. Meanwhile, the PuErh Tea in the process, the macromolecular polysaccharides converted into a large number of new soluble monosaccharides and oligosaccharides, vitamin C greatly increased, these substances is very important for the immune system, it have health fitness and longevity effect.

Sober up - PuErh Tea can increase vascular contractility. Theophylline has a diuretic effect, can induce rapid excretion of alcohol. Using PuErh Tea sober up, would not harm the stomach, does not make a lot of drunk are vomiting, nausea and pain occur.

Protect the stomach - PuErh Tea does not produce a stimulating effect on the stomach. PuErh Tea thick, sweet slip, mellow, drinking into the stomach to form a membrane attached to the body surface of the stomach, produce the stomach's protective layer, long-term drinking PuErh Tea can protect the stomach. This is the main reason consumer title PuErh Tea as "beauty tea", "longevity tea" .

Anti-atherosclerosis - PuErh Tea can cause people vasodilation, lower blood pressure, slow heartbeat and reduce blood flow of the brain etc. physiological effects, so patients with hypertension and cerebral arteriosclerosis have a good therapeutic effect.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    Do detoxifying teas from a Chinese herbalist really work?
    An accupuncturist around the corner form my house has a little shoppe where you can purchase many Chines remedies. I bought a tube of something for acne, and it has helped. I also bought a box of Life Rising, Detox tea. It's supposed to clear toxins from your body, smooth bowel movements, maintain normal weight, and enhance skin beauty.

    Any feedback on this kind of therapy?
    Also, can anyone who's familiar with this sort of thing recommend a chinese herb for depression?

    • ANSWER:
      The short answer is yes, Traditional Chinese Medicine is effective. That's why it has been around for thousands of years.
      But before you try a herb for depression, you should have a diagnosis by a qualified TCM practitioner. What is recommended for you may be different for someone else with the same condition.

      The diagnosis should be inexpensive and consist of taking your pulse, looking at your tongue and asking some questions.

      That probably sounds like it wouldn't be valid, but when I had it done she knew I had asthma when I was a kid, but grew out of it, of course I never told her anything like that. She mentioned some other things that were spot on as well.

      When I went for accupuncture for a bad back, it was 80% better right away, and 100% within a week.

  2. QUESTION:
    What are the benefits Of drinking Chinese herbal tea?
    I Drink Chinese tea a lot and I an aware it does benefit you in some manner? I really don't Know all the scientific benifits and stuff ,

    How does Chinese tea benefit you in Health???

    does it Help your skin? health brain anything???

    • ANSWER:
      Hi

      I suppose it depends what sort of Chinese tea you are drinking.

      The best known Chinese tea is Green tea. This is known to be anti-oxidant and also has anti-cancer properties. It is better than normal black tea which undergoes processing under strong heat.

      An anti-oxidant neutralizes damaging free radicals which can damage our DNA. The anti-cancer properties are self explanatory.

      I drink Green tea daily and probably have three large cups daily. As well as being healthy in itself, it stops me wanting normal (black) tea in which I would have milk. (I think milk is best avoided.)

      To help brain and skin make sure you have enough exercise, and a good diet - high in vegetables, salads and fruit. On top of this, I believe it's good to have a detox now and again, to keep your detox organs - colon, liver, kidneys - working well. A 90-day programme can work well; or a 30 day one can be good too.

  3. 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.

  4. QUESTION:
    What vitamins supplements/natural remedies are dangerous during pregnancy?
    I'm currently on HEAPS of vitamins such as zinc, vitamin c, a, c10 etc as well as a chinese medicine immune-boosting tonic, as am recovering from galndular fever and recurring viruses. I'm hoping to become pregnant soon, as was wondering which ones to keep and which ones to stop if i were to fall pregnant

    • ANSWER:
      Herbs are consider unsafe during pregnancy because not enough research has been done on them but there is no reason why you should stop them until you are pregnant. If you are able to stop the herbs, I would do so the month you start ttc.
      I would just take a multivitamin like Centrum (or find one that has all the things it has in it). Centrum contains vitamins and minerals that our bodies need for fertility like selenium and copper. Don't take the others (unless the C10 is actually CoQ10, that's also great for fertility as well as your heart).

      Vitamin A over 10,000 before pregnancy and over 6,000 during pregnancy is know to cause birth defects.
      Vitamins A, D, E and K are fat soluble meaning they are stored in your fat cells so it's easy to have too much.
      Other others are water soluble and eliminated by the body mostly through urine so they can be taken at higher dosage prior to pregnancy but not at pregnancy.
      The only thing you should take during pregnancy is a prenatal vitamin and omega 3.

      Here's other things that boost fertility--

      Coral calcium (helps increase cm but you have to take it with water. Water helps absorption)
      PABA 300 mg
      DHEA 75 mg (makes ovaries behave youthful again after 3 months of taking)
      EPO and DHA (omega oils needed for fertility)
      Arginine (increases circulation to ovaries and uterus)
      Glutathione (an intracellular antioxidant found surrounding the egg before ovulation to protect the developing egg)
      Manganese (known as the maternal mineral. Lack causes infertility)
      Royal jelly (super food for cells)
      Coenzyme Q10 (for heart and circulation)
      Milk thistle and dandelonn (detox liver & improve toxic elimination in body)
      Pycnogenol (super anti-oxident)
      Alpha Lipoic acid (aids certain vitamins in body)
      Green tea (anti-oxident)
      Chlorophyll (balances insulin and feeds cells)
      Taurine (fertility amino acid)
      Acetyl L-Carnitine (amino like compound found in growing egg)
      Grape seed (aids fertility)

      And EVERYTHING that is found in the multi-vitamin called Centrum.

      Eat healthy and drink plenty of fluids. Stay away from things that degrade the growing egg-- sugar (even the sugar found in milk is toxic to developing follicle), white carbs, alcohol, caffine (it causes cortisol and inbalanced insulin levels), smoking, and any type of unnatural chemicals (natural meaning baking soda and vingar to clean) and fumes.

  5. QUESTION:
    Any great ways to detox the body?
    I'm looking to detox my body from the impacted meats and air born microbes that I'm sure are jammed in there. I'm looking for a natural detox to do at home (forget the water and Juice fasting techniques). Herbal drugs are are okay, but I'm not going to spend on some chalky detoxing crap that pot smokers use to pass urine tests.

    Now I eat pretty healthy, drink around 60oz of water a day and exercise about 4 times a week. But I know I have impacted stuff in there, and looking to break it up, and I've been getting sick more often lately, so just looking for a "body restart"

    Any advice or recommendations would be greatly appreciated.

    Thank you in advance.

    • ANSWER:
      1. Detox Diets:
      Diet is an important part of detox. Vegetarian diets are the best naturally for detoxifying the body. Due to the fact that meat takes a lot of energy and enzymes to digest it. Also vegetables and fruit which vegetarians eat a lot of contain high amounts of anti-oxidants, vitamins, minerals, and enzymes which help the body cleanse itself.

      Chorophyl which is what gives plants their green colour is very detoxifying. Eating vegetables that are very green like spinach will help you get the chlorophyl you need.
      Adding spirulina to your diet will also greatly enhance your bodies ability to detox and heal. Spirulina will help speed the metabolism, and is very easy to digest due to it's very basic spiral cell structure. Spirulina is a type of blue/green algae that is full of amino acids (protein), minerals, anti-oxidants, and enzymes.

      2. Detox Baths:
      Salt Baths are an excellent way to detoxify the body. The salt will help clear toxins and lactic acid through the skin. Lactic acid causes aches in the muscles. It is good to take a detoxification bath once a week while on a cleanse or detox program. Otherwise once a month is good for maintenance.
      Use 1/2 cup of baking soda, or 1/2 cup of epsom salt, or 1/2 cup of sea salt.
      Adding a smoky quartz crystal to the bath water with help detoxification.
      Soak for 15-20 minutes.
      Scrub skin gently with a natural fiber scrubber (Loofa sponges work great).
      The water will turn murky due to toxins such as heavy metals coming out of the skin.

      3. Saunas, Steam Rooms, & Sweat Lodges:
      These are also excellent ways to remove toxins from the body through sweating them out. The high temperatures in saunas, steam rooms, and sweat lodges cause your muscles to relax which will allow those cells to release any toxins they were holding when they were tense. When your body is heated up to high temperatures you will sweat, and sweat is a natural way that your body rids itself of built up toxins. The sweat will safely remove these toxins from your body.
      Taking cayenne, ginger, lemon, and/or lemongrass will also help the body expell toxins through sweating. Taking any of these in tea form before or during your sweat lodge, steam room, or sauna sessions will greatly facilitate the cleansing process. Also showering after a sweat is important to make sure you've rinsed away any toxins that were eliminated.

      4. Tongue Cleansing:
      Whenever you go to sleep at night, your body will go into a deep state of healing and will work to remove toxins out of your body through your tongue. When you wake up with bad breath, that is a sign that you have released many toxins through your tongue. This can be seen as varying colours typically white, yellow, or brownish on your tongue. Ayurvedic and Chinese doctors sometimes diagnose people according to the colour of toxins eliminated through the tongue.
      It is important to clean your tongue in the morning before eating breakfast to avoid re-ingesting those toxins. To do this you can simply use a toothbrush to brush your tongue clean of the toxins released. Even better is to use an ayurvedic tongue cleaner. This is a device usually made of metal that is shaped with a loop that rakes over your tongue pulling off all the toxins.

      5. Juice Fasting:
      Juice fasting is an incredible way to detox and heal the body quickly. 30% of our bodies energy is devoted to digesting our food. When we fast we give our consistently hard working digestive system a break and free up that extra 30% of energy which gets re-directed to detoxifying and healing the body.
      Drinking vegetable and fruit juices are very cleansing and healthy. They are full of anti-oxidants, vitamins, minerals and enzymes all of which are very important for helping the body to detoxify and cleanse. You are also able to drink much more juice than you would be able to eat from fresh fruits and vegetables. For example, you can juice and drink the nutrients from 3 large carrots and a couple of heads of lettuce easily, whereas it would be harder to sit down and eat them all fresh without getting full.
      It is good general body upkeep to fast on a regular basis such as once a week 1-day fasts, or doing longer fasts/cleanses (3-12days) around the Spring or Fall Equinoxes.If you are planning a 3-day or more juice fast, I recommend consulting a health professional first to see if it is right for you and your body type and to make sure you will be getting the right nutrients. I also recommend adding Gelatinized Maca powder, Ayurvedic Herb: Shilajit, or spirulina to your juices or smoothies to increase your mineral, and vitamin intake.

      6. Herbal Teas:
      Herbal teas are also an important part of a juice fast. By taking herbal teas that help cleanse and detox the body, you will greatly facilitate the healing process. Recommended herbal teas for juice fasting are: dandelion, fennel, licorice, ginger, cayenne, peppermint, goldenseal, juniper berry, chamomile, red clover.

      7. Detox Herbs
      There are a variety of herbal supplements one can take to help detox the body. I'll just list some of the main ones here: dandelion, goldenseal, milk thistle, neem, anantmul, tulsi, and manjistha. DETOX is a general organ cleanser and tonic, specifically including kidneys, liver, pancreas and gall bladder. Cleanses heavy metals and other poisons, such as mercury, lead, alcohol and a deficiency of the vitamin B complex, especially thiamin, from the blood, nerves and cells. A thiamin deficiency results in the impairment of nerve tissue so that it cannot utilize carbohydrates for energy. Also, DETOX is very good for providing a complete cleansing of the small intestine. Excellent for taking, following any intense experience of stress.

      8. Detox Foot Pouches:
      A wonderful and very easy way to detoxify while you sleep is by using a detox foot pouch. This is a wonderful method used by the Chinese and other Asian doctors. It is quite simply a small pouch filled with mandarin wood vinegar, tourmaline, and germanium. This pouch when placed on the foot creates a chemical reaction that causes the pouch to emit far infrared energy that stimulates the body's meridians and circulation of blood and lymph. This greatly helps the system detoxify and the pouch will then absorb toxins released by the body. These pouches are specifically placed on the foot's reflexology points to target specific areas of the body for stimulation and detoxification. They can also be placed on other acu-points on the body with similar results.

      good luck

  6. QUESTION:
    Has anyone tried any natural herbal supplements to help with kindey stones?
    I have suffered with kidney stones for over 2 years. I have spent so much money on doctors and testing, yet I'm still nowhere and in pain- I cant take it anymore. I have found a few supplments online that are supposed to dissolve kidney stones. Most are Chinese herbs that are imported and not regulated by the FDA. Has anyone tried this? Does it work? Is it safe?? I'm desparate!!!

    • ANSWER:
      Nothing can dissolve kidney stones. I too looked into these products and came across Kidney Dr. and Uriflow. Both are overpriced products that are not guaranteed to work.

      Leaving those aside, I did research herbs and herbal remedies as well. Frankly, it's quite confusing. Everything you read points you to something different! There were some commonalities between sources and I finally chose 4 that I was going to try - dandelion, goldenrod, cranberry and corn silk (zea mays). These herbs have diuretic (and thus detoxing) effects, so be sure not to take any licorice at the same time. And also be sure to double your liquid intake when using these.

      You could probably go to a vitamin store and buy a "detox" tea. They're likely to contain diuretic herbs that'll essentially do the same thing. And they'll be less expensive than those other products.

      But really the best thing is just copious amounts of water or other liquids. Not soda, but things like juices or lemonade. You don't mention it but you're probably already drinking a lot. If not, you should be! Try to take in 2-4 quarts per day.

      My research also led me to fiber, fish oils, magnesium and B6. I asked my urologist about those and about diuretics and he said "pffft." He thought fiber and magnesium would be fine, but his idea is that since people rarely stick with these things, drinking the water is the best thing you can do.

      It has effects on your system that you wouldn't realize and it's probably the easiest thing to maintain long term.

      It won't hurt you to try any herbal remedies, but research them carefully. There are some, like St. John's Wort, that everyone started taking without realizing that it has some serious side effects. So just learn about what you plan to take.

  7. QUESTION:
    Could you outline some 100% natural colon cleansers that have no side effects?
    I just want to detox naturally but i have read some adverse feedback against some colon cleansers.

    • ANSWER:
      "Colon Cleansers" have been debunked as a myth. The icky evacuation they cause, claimed to be the "gunk lining your colon" is actually caused by the so called "cure" and is not in you.

      Your body "detoxes" itself constantly. Drinking lots of water will do NOTHING to speed the process, despite what some fools believe.

      http://www.quackwatch.org/01QuackeryRelatedTopics/gastro.html

      To detox naturally, start with a magnesium citrate laxitive to help clear and serious blockages. Then, just follow this up with a healthy diet with plenty of fiber. Eat rasin bran, cheerios, oatmeal and other whole grain cereals for breakfast.
      Make sure lunch and dinner are balanced meals. snack on fruits and veggies. Drink fruit juices and teas and avoid soda and coffee. Alcohol should be avoided while detoxing. Taking a good multi-vitamin helps.

      I've used cleansing teas and things will come out of your body. Do a tea cleanse once a week, it's very gentle, you aren't on the toilet all day. There is no need to buy fancy and/or expensive preparations. Detox tea availible on your supermarket shelf at a reasonable price. It contains basically the same stuff you'd get from a chinese herbalist or holistic practitioner.

      Good Luck :-)

  8. QUESTION:
    How to get rid of sodium from the body?
    I just ate Chicken w/Broccoli and white rice A.K.A Chinese Sodium Attack and I'm a little worried about if I'm going to gain weight (Hoping to lose a bit) due to the water weight of all the salt. My first initiative is to do 45 minutes of exercise biking indoors because that's a good fat burner, but how can I detox myself of all this sodium I must have had? I think drinking water will help but I have no idea. Help ASAP. (:

    • ANSWER:
      You're exactly right. The best way to get rid of sodium in the body is to drink lots of water. Get a good water bottle and keep it with you at all times (in your backpack, on your desk at work, near the TV at home). I have several that I keep in places like I listed above.

      If you drink tea or coffee these are diuretics which means they gets rid of excess water in the body (that's why you pee more when you drink these two things). You may want to drink lots of water to stay hydrated and also have a daily glass of tea or coffee.

  9. QUESTION:
    How can you speed up your metabolism?
    Are there certain foods, exercises, ect. that speed up your metabolism?
    I diet and exercise, but I also have a really slow metabolism. I was wondering if there was anything that might help me out a little.

    Thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      MSG (Mono-Sodium Glumate), high fructose corn syrup and other processed ingredients are found in fast-foods (not just Chinese food) and also foods in the grocery store. You should stay away from these, because they help slow down American metabolisms. You should shop in the organic/natural foods section of the grocery store or go to Whole Foods/Farmers Market....

      Make sure you drink plenty of water....The amount of ounces you should be drinking is: divide your weight by 2 and that's the amount in ounces you should be drinking...The 8 glasses a day doesn't account for everyone!!

      Also, as far as exercise...You don't have to kill yourself with starting off with the high speed" fitness....start off small and work your way up!!

      Also, green fruits and veggies are good at burning fat....i.e. green tea is a great detox drink!!

      Hope this helps!

  10. QUESTION:
    Lemon detox, how easy did you find it, an what were your results?
    I am on the new lemon detox diet, i am at the end of my second day, an so far i have not had any problems... I just want to here some other ppls stories on how they went on it, an how were your results?

    • ANSWER:
      Hi,
      I'm on day 2 as well (Wednesday), and finding it suspiciously easy. Except when I see people eating! The smell of good food is proving a big temptation. Have you been using the laxative tea too? I'm taking a detox tea instead and it breaks up the taste of the lemon drink, which lets face it is pretty disgusting (although no worse that chinese remedies I've tried).

  11. QUESTION:
    How to get rid of bad Acne, Painful lumps, boils and blackheads.?
    I am an 18 year old male. I have had quite bad acne for about 4 or 5 years now. I have tried almsot every medicine and cream there is except accutane and I dont want to take it. I get painful boils on my neck and sometimes on my face. They can get quite big (up to an inch long) and I can feel either liquid inside them or a hard lump. Chinese herbal tea helped to reduce the swelling but did not cure them. Sometimes they flare up really badly and it hurts to turn my head, whereas sometimes they die down a bit but they never dissappear completely and when some of them heal up new ones grow somewhere else eventaully. I do get normal white head spots on my face, and my shoulders and chest are also a bit red and lumpy but my neck is the most annoying part. I dont know whether my diet affects them but I have tried a detox drink every morning for 2 weeks and that did help to reduce the swelling.
    Does anybody have the same problem or know how to help cure them?
    I also get blackheads and loads of these tiny little thick black hairs on my nose. What are they??? And please dont suggest things like clearasil or antibiotics I clearly need something much more stronger and that works from the inside also

    • ANSWER:
      You have to go to the dermatologist sweetie. There are scripts out there that can help you. Some are topical and some you need to take orally. They can help you!!
      Micro Retin for example.

  12. QUESTION:
    How should I clean my face?
    If i have combonation skin, only getting pimples on my nose and forehead. Because right now i use neutrogena face wash, then a burts bees garden tomato soap, then a toner. is that good enough?

    • ANSWER:
      Here is what you have to do to get rid of acne and how to avoid acne.

      1.Remove dead skin cells regularly by exfoliating. Use an abrasive cloth or scrub, or use an over-the-counter chemical exfoliant like salicylic acid and glycolic acid. Remember that over-exfoliating can actually increase the likelihood of red, dry skin by irritating the skin. REMEMBER:Before you wash your face, wash your hands first so then if your washing your face, your not putting more bacteria on your face!

      2.Remove bacteria from your pores. Your skin can become "allergic" to this bacteria. Use anti-bacterial products containing benzoyl peroxide by rubbing, twice daily, into the pores over the affected region or washing with a medicated bar soap or wash. Keep in mind that this may cause dryness, local irritation and redness.

      3.Avoid exposing your skin to other sources of oil and irritants.

      *Break the habit of touching your face (Even if you know that your hands is clean, there will be some left bacterias on your hands!).

      *Keep bangs off of your forehead. The oil in hair as well as hair products in general may clog pores.

      *If you use a phone a lot, don't let it touch your face.

      *Change your pillowcases and sheets once a week to prevent the build-up of oils and bacteria that can re-occupy your pores.

      *Use non-comedogenic moisturizers and makeup. Choose cosmetics that are water-based and hypoallergenic. Avoid oil-based products, coal tar derivatives, and heavy creams. Make sure you wash your skin thoroughly every night to remove makeup residue.

      4.Review your diet and the research surrounding the links between diet and acne. The relationship between food and acne is a debatable topic. Your diet may or may not have an effect on acne.

      *Studies have shown a correlation between milk and acne. Try substituting with soy milk and other calcium-rich foods.

      *Excessive consumption of foods high in iodine, such as seafood, may worsen acne, but probably won't trigger it.

      *Research suggests--but does not prove--that a diet with a low glycemic index may reduce the likelihood of acne. High glycemic foods to replace with healthier alternatives include:

      A)drinks (drink water instead)
      B)sweets (substitute with fruit)
      C)white bread (replace with whole wheat bread)

      5.Consult a dermatologist regarding your acne. Minimize use of medication containing halogens (iodides, chlorides, bromides), lithium, barbiturates, or androgens.

      6.Keep your bedsheets clean. Wash your pillow case on a regular schedule to reduce the transfer of natural body oils.

      7.Wash your face at least two times a day. Use face washes specifically designed to remove oils and bacteria that contribute to acne.

      TIPS

      *Watch your diet and observe the effects it has on your skin. Whatever science has to say, every body is different and how yours responds to certain conditions can best be determined by you alone. As with any common condition, keeping your body hydrated is sound advice.

      *Avoid drinking too much alcohol (especially beer) and eating spicy food. These increase the level of heat within, believed by the Chinese to be linked to acne. Salads, avocado etc will cool.

      *Drink herbal or green tea at least once a day to help detox your system.

      *Try Dan's regimen of gently washing your face twice a day, then applying generous amounts of benzoyl peroxide and finally putting on a good non-comodogenic moisturizer.
      Cleanse the colon by taking psyllium husks with water once or twice per day. This is another excellent way of detoxing the body. Psyllium can be found at most chemists, pharmacies, and drugstores.

      *Sometimes the best way of taking care of this condition is by doing it naturally, as in using natural products. Witch Hazel can help when applied with a cotton swab after washing your face.

      *It may not seem like it, but green apples are extremely good for preventing and fighting existing acne both on your face and around the body. To avoid acne, eat one green apple a day (cut it into slices if need be and eat it throughout the day). And to reduce existing acne, cut a green apple into quarters and rub two of those quarters over the acne areas. If needed, use the rest, or just eat them. Combine this with drinking plenty of water to achieve clear skin.

      *If all else fails and you have severe problems: Accutane (also referred to as Roaccutane) removes the underlying root of Acne and will in many cases rid you of the problem forever. It does however has several side effects and potential severe ones.

      *If you have glasses wash them so that all the oil is off your face.

      *There are no perfect creams or medicines that make your face smooth, soft and acne-free.

      Good luck!!!
      XXXXXXXX

  13. QUESTION:
    what is the best detox drink/tea/program?
    i want to detox my body. i tried this chinese tea, but it tasted very bad. any suggestions?

    • ANSWER:
      Most detox teas are herbal based teas. And to be quite frank... no herb actually tastes good. Over time you might get used to the taste and learn to enjoy, but it does take some getting used to.

      Detox teas are a very safe way to detoxify the body. With all the toxins and free radicals going into our body, it could use a little help in eliminating some of the junk.

      I personally use a variety of detox teas. The herbs/ingrediants you want to look for in the teas are dandelion root, burdock root, licorice root, juniper berries, ginger, red clover....etc. A favorite detox tea of mines even contains echinacea root which is excellent in building the immune system.

      Loose teas are a little more inconvenient when it comes to brewing... but if that's what you're interested in try checking out SBSteas.com. They have a great selection of teas... both gourmet and herbal. Yogitea.com carries an even wider variety of teas in bagged form. Both brands are good quality... I think you will find something that can suit both your taste and body.

      If you want a detox program, look into the Almighty Cleanse. Great product. I personally know Danny Vierra and have gone through 3 detox programs. In a few days I will be trying the Master Cleanse... I have not tried it before. Look into that as well. There are a ton of options out there. Detoxing is a great way to jump start a new lifestyle and get a fresh start. Good luck!!!

  14. QUESTION:
    I'm taking a personal day from work what should I do to pamper myself (spa enthusiasts please advise)?
    Got a unexpected bonus at work (~150 bucks) and I decided I needed to take a personal day and spend it on myself. I wanted to go to a day spa but I've never been to one before and am not sure if it is my speed.

    So if I do decide to spa it what should I expect? and if I avoid the whole spa-arena what should I do to relax and detox from my co-workers.

    • ANSWER:
      hi....i'm currently in school to be a holistic health practitioner, and i know many spas have package deals :) check them out...they can include a mini facial and massage, sometimes even a mani-pedi. if you just want to go for a massage sweedish is a basic relaxing massage, or you might want to try a hot rock massage, or something with aromatherapy. or you could try a body sugar scrub or salt glow treatment! you might want to check out a massage/spa school in your area they are often much cheaper :) and i'm sure you won't be disappointed. if you just want to do something to relax and detox at home take a sea salt bath and drink some detox tea, light some candles, and play a relaxing cd (Steve Halpern is my favorite) and maybe order a healthy chinese delivery and finish it off w/ a great movie :) what ever you decide i'm sure it'll be great...enjoy your day of peace.

  15. QUESTION:
    does acnease or acnepril work for an oral pill for acne?
    i read up on some reviews some say there good so if you have tried it does it work, if so which one and how long?

    • ANSWER:
      Acnepril review

      Acnepril is an oral supplement made of all natural products that is designed to treat acne by removing sebum from the body which is one of the causes of acne. In doing this Acnepril hopes to prevent future breakouts. Acnepril aims, like many other acne products, to treat acne from the inside out. The all natural products are aimed to balance hormones and detox the body to help treat acne. Acnepril also contains a number of nutrients to improve the overall look of the skin.

      Ingredients

      Green Tea, White Willow Bark, Mangosteen Juice, Noni Fruit, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Biotin, Glucosamine, Milk Thistle Seed,Witch Hazel Leaf, Pantothenic Acid as D-Calcium Pantothenate, Antioxidant Proprietary Blend, Alpha Lipoic Acid, DMAE, Apple Cider Vinegar, Licorice Root, Garlic, MSM and Dandelion Root.

      Price

      for 1 month supply up to 9.92 for a 4 month supply

      Positives

      * 90 day money back guarantee
      * Nutrients and vitamins in product can give the skin and body a glow
      * Not very many side effects

      Negatives

      * May take a long time to see results
      * May not treat severe acne effectively, as reported in customer feedback
      * Expensive treatment
      * May not have long lasting results, according to customer feedback

      Acnepril is probably a better alternative than harsh oral drugs like acctuane, due to its natural properties but considering the diverse customer feedback it might not be the most effective to treat severe acne.

      Acnease review

      Acnease is a herbal supplement acne treatment from Herborium designed to cool the blood and reduce toxins in the body. By cooling the blood and reduce toxins, Acnease hope to regulate endocrine, that regulates hormone production that causes some types of acne, thereby clearing the skin. The herbal supplement was designed on traditional Chinese medical principles that stipulate acne is caused by heat in the body. By cooling the body and regulating hormone production, Acnease aims to clear and prevent acne.

      Ingredients

      Gardenia Fruit, Balsom Pear, Mustard Leaf, Houttuynia, Dandelion and Scierotium.

      Price

      Ranges between – 6 plus P &H

      Positives
      - Herbal Supplement
      - Money back guaranteed

      Negatives
      - Only treats acne caused by hormonal problems
      - Doesn’t treat other causes of acne

      Although this product is natural and can help regulate acne produced by hormones it does not treat the other causes of acne which limit the products effectiveness for most acne sufferers who have more than one cause of acne.

  16. QUESTION:
    what are the best juicing recipes for detoxing?
    i want to fast as well as juice to get the vit. i need...but i don't any good recipes to help me detox faster...

    • ANSWER:
      If you talk about Juice , best what i heard is Orange Juice ( preferably Natural Juice).

      If any other drink it can be Tea and also Chinese Green tea, in addition to these there are lots of Detoxing drinks which you could try, but nothing like pure natural Orange juice.*

  17. QUESTION:
    Has anyone been cured by a Chinese herbalist?
    In this area chinese herbalists paint their shop windows with all the conditions they claim to be able to cure.If they work do we need a national health service? If they dont can we sue them for breach of contract? By the look of the Chinese we see on TV there seems to be plenty of business at home so why do they come here?

    • ANSWER:
      I have travelled to China on numerous occasions, and have been cured of the following ailments:
      Mouth Ulcers - herbal tea (tasted foul) and a topical ointment.
      Shoulder injury. - Manipulation & Acupuncture
      Back Injury. - Manipulation & Acupuncture.
      Hip injury - QiGong

      I am also taking a herbal detox tea at the moment, and have lost four pounds.

  18. QUESTION:
    I suffered from the pain of Pins and needles after taking B12 also no effect can i take neurontin?

    • ANSWER:
      does not make sense see a neurologist, my mom has this Dr ordered B12 shots, are you diabetic? did you see a chiropractor you probably have a pinched nerve its a subluxation so , now my mom uses those chinese foot patches for detoxing and she says she feels better drink pomegranet juice green tea and detox your body limit RX and OTC and alcohol start with the basics chiro first, then neurologist if the BLOOD tests are normal ,

  19. QUESTION:
    Does anyone know what the benefits of drinking chinese green tea? Any ill effects?

    • ANSWER:
      It's said to have antioxidant properties, which fights free radicals in cells and helps detox the body. Studies are still being done.

      The ill effects are that green tea has a tendency to cause diarrhea, and the usual causes from caffeine as a stimulant and a diuretic.

  20. QUESTION:
    Favorite brand of detox tea?
    I want to start drinking detox tea but there are sooo many different brands/types out there. What is your favorite? I want to improve my skin as well as aid with my new workout/diet. Just total body cleansing I guess.

    • ANSWER:
      Felicia -
      Green tea. Don't get into that junk loaded with all kinds of herbs and spices.
      Or magic ancient chinese magic blend that cures everything from cancer to cold sores.
      Teas do not "detox".
      Green tea is high in antioxidants.
      A diet high in antioxidants can boost metabolism.
      A boost in metabolism can burn more calories.
      Burning more calories can reduce excess body fat.
      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.
      I like my hot tea with a spot of coffee in it.
      I drink at least 2 1/2 cups a day cold with a splash of orange juice over lots of ice as my cold beverage of choice these days.

  21. QUESTION:
    How do i get rid of my ance?!?!?!?
    omg im started to have really bad acne on my face and i want it to go away. im kind of stressing out a lot and i drink a lot of sodas and i eat junk food.. i know i have to stop. Sometime i burst bumps, is that good? how do i get rid of my acne..Thanks

    • ANSWER:
      When your body is stressed, it makes you increase in stress hormones can and you can experience all sorts of changes, such as weight gain, increased blood pressure, and worsened acne.it increases the amount of oil your skin, which can clog pores and cause breakouts.Wash your face regularly.
      Change Your Diet
      Specific foods don’t cause acne. So, you can eat pizza and chocolate without guilt (at least, without guilt of worsening breakouts.)

      But some doctors are rethinking the way diet affects our skin. There have been a few studies that seem to show a correlation between eating a high-carb diet and acne severity.

      You may want to reduce your intake of high
      glycemic index foods (like white bread, white sugars, SODA etc.) and replace these foods with whole grain alternatives, fruits and veggies. It’s a healthy diet even if it doesn’t help your skin to clear, and it can be easily and safely used along with other acne medications.

      Some researchers also think eating a lot of dairy products, like milk, cheese and butter, can make acne breakouts worse. You could try reducing your intake, especially if you consume a lot of dairy, and see if it has a positive effect on your skin.

      These acne remedies may be worth a try, especially if they just inspire you to eat a healthier diet.
      Detoxing
      Detoxing has become very popular. There are many different “detox plans” from supplements and teas, to fasting, drinking lemon water or eating only raw foods.

      Detox proponents say toxic buildup within the body can cause a host of different health problems, including acne. The idea behind detoxing is to help the body rid itself of toxins that have accumulated from processed foods, caffeine, and the like. Believers say the skin will clear as the body is brought into a healthier state.

      There are plenty of doctors who believe detoxing is pure hogwash. And while it’s true that the skin is an organ of elimination, there isn’t yet proof that any sort of detox diet, tea or supplement can improve the look of your skin.

      Detoxing does have its believers, though. If you’d like to give detoxing a try, you should consult your primary care doctor first.

      Green Tea
      Green tea is a healthy drink loaded with antioxidants. But could green tea hold the key to clearing acne?

      studies that have shown topical application of a green tea lotion to be an effective treatment for mild to moderate acne.

      Green tea has been used in Chinese medicine for centuries as a remedy for many ailments, including acne. Traditionally in the culture, several cups of green tea were drunk per day. Today, some herbalists go one step further and suggest making a toner from strong-brewed green tea. There isn’t proof beyond anecdotal evidence that this is helpful for acne, though.

      Green tea extract is a common ingredient in many skin care products, but many don’t contain enough to really benefit your skin. Read the ingredients and shop around.

      Tea Tree Oil
      Here’s one alternative acne remedy that has some science behind it. Tea tree oil is probably the most well-studied of all natural acne remedies.

      Some studies have shown it to be as effective as benzoyl peroxide, although it does take longer to see results. Tea tree is a strong antiseptic and is believed to kill acne, the bacterium responsible for acne breakouts.

      Tea tree oil can be found at most natural food stores or health food stores. It is also incorporated into cleansers, soaps, toners, and lotions.

      Zinc
      Ensuring that you are getting enough of the necessary vitamins and minerals is important for your health. If you have acne, it may be doubly important to get enough zinc.

      Used both orally and topically, zinc may help reduce inflammatory acne. Some topical acne medications, like Theramycin Z, contain zinc.

      You can also get zinc tablets over the counter. Zinc can cause upset stomach and reduce the effectiveness of antibiotics. Don’t take super-doses of this mineral, because it can cause other health problems.

  22. QUESTION:
    Best detox to cleanse the liver?
    I've heard it helps to detox your liver. Best product or home remedy to do this? Whats the worst one you've used so I know to avoid it? :-)
    Do you feel better afterwards?

    • ANSWER:
      Best one is perhaps Milk Thistle (Silybium marianum). This is widely used in the UK for liver detoxing, especially after alcohol use. There is scientific evidence also to back up Milk Thistle's effectiveness for the health of the liver - acitve ingredients is Silymarin.

      If you are interested in the science - check ou the scientific abstracts here:

      http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?cmd=PureSearch&db=pubmed&details_term=%28%22liver%22%5BMeSH%20Terms%5D%20OR%20liver%5BText%20Word%5D%29%20AND%20%28%22milk%20thistle%22%5BMeSH%20Terms%5D%20OR%20milk%20thistle%5BText%20Word%5D%29

      Other herbs of benefit include Dandelion extract or tea, artichoke (globe) extract, Turmeric (active ingredient curcumin), Psyllium, |Yellow Dock and Gentian (used in Chinese medicine).
      Here is a reference:
      http://www.cenvall.com/liver.htm

  23. QUESTION:
    What kind of pre-hire drug screening does Canadian National do? And at what point do they administer it?

    • ANSWER:
      Translation: At what point do I need to worry about stopping my drug usage to successfully pass the drug screen because I want this job.

      Answer: It's done at the last stage when an offer is made with all companies. And there is no quick way to get around it. And no way to cheat. And no special, secret tea, detox or other formula that will purge your system. And you don't know if they want blood, urine or hair. And if you smoke a lot, it will be in your hair 30 days. And no, you can't claim the THC is from herbal teas or Chinese herbal drugs for health or exposure to other users, etc.

  24. QUESTION:
    Suggestions for Herbal Tea for Detoxification?
    What kind of teas are good to detoxify your body?

    • ANSWER:
      milk thistle will detox you liver and kidneys
      Milk thistle, (also known as Silymarin), is commonly used to protect the liver from damage, as well as help the liver regenerate after damage has occurred. Milk thistle can be useful for those who use phenobarbitol, which can be toxic to the liver.

      http://chetday.com/spencedetox.html
      Herbal Detoxification
      Generic diets for detoxification are good, but may not stimulate the liver, lungs or the kidneys as much as one would like. Therefore, herbal cleanses are indicated when we want to hone our cleanse to a "sharp edge" and be organ specific. 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. For example, herbal combinations that aid the liver may be found in many organic food stores. The list below shows how herbal combinations help the various organs.

      Herbal Combinations

      Liver
      LIV-A Dandelion, red beet, liverwort, parsley, horsetail, birch leaves, chamomile, blessed thistle, black cohosh, angelica, gentian, goldenrod

      Kidneys
      Uva ursi, parsley, dandelion, juniper berries JP-X Parsley, uva ursi, marshmallow, ginger, goldenseal, dong quai, cedar berries

      Lungs
      LH Comfrey, marshmallow, mullein, slippery elm, senega, Chinese ephedra

      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.

      Herbs may be used as teas, powders or extracts. Powders are usually encapsulated for easier swallowing, but are best when taken with meals and digestive enzymes. Extracts may be used when specific herbs are needed, but may be extracted with alcohol, which we need to avoid. Herbal teas are easily made and easily taken all throughout the day. They are mild and gentle and sometimes refreshing and sometimes bitter. Experimentation may be in order until one develops the right tea to drink. Herbal teas is a topic in itself, since there are so many and different ways to make them.

      Example Herbal Cleanse

      Rising
      Drink a glass of lemon water or drink a glass of water with added: one teaspoon of apple cider vinegar and one teaspoon of blackstrap molasses

      Morning
      Drink a glass of water with psyllium husk powder (follow with another glass of water).

      Meals
      Take 2-3 multi-digestive enzymes
      Take liver herbs

      In Between Meals
      Drink herbals teas which support the liver, including Dandelion/licorice/ginger/fennel

      Note: Following a good diet is mandatory for herbs to work optimally. See section on diets for detox.

      Skin Cleansing
      Detoxification should include some type of skin cleansing, because our skin it one of our best eliminative organs. Heavy metals are actually released through the skin's pores when we sweat. Sauna baths and steam rooms are great for removing toxins from the skin and regenerating one's health and energy. It has been documented that our skin's sweat glands when combined can perform as much detoxification as one (or both) kidneys. Therefore, it is very important to support our skin for detoxification to be maximal. If our kidneys are damaged, then helping the skin will help the kidneys ... indirectly, but effectively.

      Good skin care is in order, if one's health is to benefit, also. Using chemicalized skin care products is not wise, even though they are cheaper. These chemicals may be absorbed into our circulation and provide more "toxins" for our liver to deal with. We are not made out of cast iron, and even the chemicals in our soaps and shampoos will make a difference with our health. Most people do not "see" the ill effects of these subtle chemicals, because their liver is able to metabolize them. But, individuals who are environmentally toxic will see a great change in their health when using natural soaps and shampoos. We should take their advice and use only natural skin care products also.

      Cleansing our skin is rather simple. First, we need to bathe daily using natural soaps. Then we need to care for the skin by using only natural oils and products of natural origin. Even the clothes we wear can make a big difference in our health. Synthetic fibers do not absorb sweat (toxins), while natural fibers, like cotton, will absorb toxins. Dry skin brushing helps in removing the outer dead skin layers and keeps the pores open. Another good method of skin brushing is with vigorous toweling off after bathing. Towel roughly until the skin is slightly red. Change towels often because they will contain toxins.

      Good skin care also requires good nutrition.[ii] Since our skin is mainly fat, we need high quality fats and oil from natural sources to give our skin health. Butter and olive oil are two excellent natural oils, which keep the skin in good condition. As always, the fats/oils should be natural ... only.

      Detoxification Baths
      Use 1/2 cup of baking soda or use 1/2 cup of Epsom salt or use 1/2 cup of sea salt. Soak for 15-20 minutes and then scrub the skin gently with soap on a natural fiber. Within a few minutes the water will turn murky and "dirty." The darkness to the water is heavy metals coming out of the skin (aluminum and mercury). Do this once a week during detox and once a month for maintenance.

      Juice Fasting
      Fasting with vegetable juices can be another excellent way to develop good health and cleanse the body of toxins. Juices, minus their pulp (fiber), contain an excellent source of vitamins, minerals and enzymes. When the pulp is not added, one is able to drink more juice than they are able to eat. For example, one can easily consume the juice of several heads of lettuce in one sitting, but may not be able to eat the lettuce whole. This allows the body to get an abundance of nutrients with minimal processing (digestion). Fasting on mono-juices also allows the body proper time to process these juices and helps to preserve our valuable digestive enzymes.

      Juice fasting has helped many people over come serious diseases like cancer, because it gave them optimal nutrition and allowed the body to cleanse itself of toxins. [According to many nutritionists, cancer is merely a toxic condition.] With some juicers, the pulp is discarded, but it may be saved and added back for fiber (not too much). Juices contain good sources of antioxidants and enzymes, both of which are needed for cleansing and eliminating toxins. Juices are also easy to digest and help those with digestive problems.

  25. QUESTION:
    Is it true if you dont eat food just water for a week will u lose weight?
    Is it true that if you dnt eat food for a week just water and apples will you lose weight and how much? PLS HELP

    • ANSWER:
      Well when you fast your body holds onto fat so it can survive but there are other fast diets. Plus that is really hard. I had a diet plan a while ago and I list 15 pounds.

      1. Start of eating on vegetables for a day.
      2. Next day you start of taking a glass of water with extra virgin oil (kind of gross but really healthy. Then half an hour later hav some daily detox tea ( chinese herb tea like 10 bucks at the local health store. Then every hour you can eat nuts (brazil or pecans etc) apples or green peppers and every two hours take the tea. You can have a veggie salad fir dinner if you are really hungry.
      3. Do the same the next day but no salad.
      4. The only thing you can have is juiced veggies or fruit and drink lots of water. Good combos are carrots and apples or green peppers and red beets. Experiment though. Don't have too much fruit.
      5. Only water and your juice.
      6. Water and juice
      7. Start of with of some juice and water and at 12 pm you can eat again but take it slow. Stick to veggies only
      8. Can go back to fruit. Only have veggies and fruit, avoid dairy meat grain. Eat meals until you are full not until the plate is empty.
      9. Eat like this for around 7 days and then you can repeat and start to increase the juice days.

      Good luck!

  26. QUESTION:
    Benefits of drinking green tea?
    I'm starting to drink hot green tea- either lipton or twinings (tea bags) Sometimes I drink lipton iced green tea. What are the benefits I'll be getting from drinking one cup of hot/cold green tea a day? Thanks :)
    By the way, I drink it plain. I don't add sugar or anything.

    • ANSWER:
      Do not drink the lipton iced tea, it's full of bad ingredients: With 200 calories, 13 teaspoons of added sugar and a long list of artificial ingredients, Lipton Iced Green Tea is more like a bottle of soft drink than tea.
      Youo better drink an organic green tea like allsvelte green tea. It's 100% Natural, no sugar, no artificial ingredients, it's good for you: it helps burn fat like every other green tea but also incorporates ganoderma lucidum which is a chinese herb that helps you lose weight but also enhance your health; It's amazing. It detoxes your body like no other product.
      I used to have many veins on my legs: all gone after 1 month. AMAZING....

  27. QUESTION:
    How to get a beautiful,flat tummy?Tell me the easiest way please....?

    • ANSWER:
      i do crunches and pilates..the easiest way? try chinese oolong tea.it helps to detox your body.keeps u feeling light especially on your tummy part...it works for me..

  28. QUESTION:
    Any LIVER EXPERTS HELP PLEASE! Detox Tea for the liver and kidney(NEED HELP! PLEASE)?
    I had high LFTs in a previous blood test and also pains in my lower right abdominal area. Ive gone on a diet and i just bought some detox tea that supposely helps the kidney and liver and cleanses the blood at Henrys Marketplace. I was wondering if anyone could help me identify these ingrediants and know if they do work:All Organic: Cinnamon Bark,Licorice Root,Ginger Root,Burdock Root,Dandelion Root, Cardamon Seed, Juniper Berry,Black Pepper,Clove Bud,Long Pepper Berry,Chinese Amur Cork Tree Bark,Japanese Honeysuckle Flower,Forsythia Fruit,Gardenia Flower,Skullcap Root, Black Cohosh Root,Chinese Goldenthread Root,Rhubarb Root,Wax Ground,Asian Psyllium Seed. I also bought fresh Danelion Root, i was wonder in if anyone know how i should go about consuming that? Raw? Brew it and drink the water and eat the Root? And does anyone know how many times i should drink that day per day? and also the Dandelion root? I really need all these questions answer and appreciate anyone who can help. =D

    • ANSWER:
      Hi,

      one way to figure out what all these are, what they are good for and probably how to use them too is if you go to a library and search for natural herbs or something along those lines you should be able to find lots of books that would contain information about different kinds of roots, and plants used for things like cleansing, or even if you search on the internet you would be able to find somehting. Good luck with the cleansing, it's a good and natural way to keep yourself healthy, with avoiding drugs.
      =)

  29. QUESTION:
    How long does it take for THC to clear out of your system by taking the proper detox procedures?
    I'm a college student who used to smoke a lot of weed dialy for about 1 & 1/2 years. I have a job offer coming up and most likely a drug screen that will come with it. I've stopped smoking weed and intaking all other toxins (alcohol, tobacco, etc.) for about 2 weeks now. I wont be tested for another 2 weeks, so in total i have about a 4 week detox period. I'm a male, 6' 1", and weigh about 190 lbs. Im athletic with less than 10% body fat. Lately Ive been drinking a ton of water and chinese herbal detox teas and flushing my system with niacin (500mg 1-2 times a day). In addition, ive been sweating perfusly by taking long runs or working out with Insanity...those whove done insanity know how much you sweat.

    I feel that i have taken the appropiate measures to detox my system on time, however i just wanted to get some insight on what the general public has to say about my detox and detoxing thc from your body in general. If you have any other great techniques please let me know.

    • ANSWER:
      You are in pretty good shape.
      Eat nothing but fresh whole foods and stay well hydrated.
      Eat and drink everything in its' simplest form.
      Eat an orange, don't drink the juice.
      By avoiding as much processed and refined foods as possible and increasing your fiber intake you will lower total toxicity.
      Search high fiber foods and focus on those. Oatmeal, whole grains, fruits, vegetables, raw nuts, lots of beans. High fiber reduces transit time and lowers toxicity. Lean meats for protein.
      Taking extreme amounts of vitamins or other supplements retard liver and kidney function and increase toxicity.
      DO NOT drink large amounts of water before testing.
      The test also measures proteins, hormones, urea, and other compounds in urine. A diluted sample automatically is flagged for a retest.

  30. QUESTION:
    Is it healthy to 'detox' your body?
    By just drinking things such as water and lemon tea.

    • ANSWER:
      Just listen to the medical people rant here about how detoxing does not work. Doctors are killing more people in America than any one major disease including Cancer, Heart Disease, Stroke, Diabetes, etc. Cancer is on the rise and is approaching heart disease as the number one disease killer today. What do doctors do about this? Drugs. No wonder they don't think people need to detox, just give them a drug. lol.

      Do doctors actually believe that because the body has the ability to detox that everyone is going to have perfectly working organs that will "Just take care of the toxins?" Eat a balanced diet; that is their answer to nutrition. "Eat more fruits and vegetables" and that will detox you just fine. Really?

      In July 2004, Gary Null Ph.D, Carolyn Dean M.D., N.D, Martin Feldman M.D., Debora Rasio M.D., Dorothy Smith Ph.D. wrote a paper that revealed very disturbing facts regarding an annual iatrogenic (induced inadvertently by a physician or surgeon or by medical treatment or diagnostic procedures) death rate of 783,936 in one year. It is further disturbing to realize that as few as 5 percent and only up to 20 percent of iatrogenic acts are ever reported. This means that that iatrogenic death rate of 783,936 is most likely much higher.

      As we look at the causes of death from degenerative diseases and other causes in America in 2004, it is obvious we are not good at solving this problem on any level.

      Heart Disease: 652,000;
      Cancer: 553,000;
      Stroke: 150,000;
      Diabetes: 73,000.

      When comparing the iatrogenic acts of modern medicine in America with the statistical numbers of people dying of any particular disease, it is evident that the American medical system is the leading cause of death and injury in the United States. And when we look at the cost of these iatrogenic deaths, the cost is in the billions.

      And these are the people telling us detoxing is a scam? Doctors "Manage disease and relieve symptoms" with drugs, but do not know how to find root causes of diseases or even want to take the time to do so. No wonder they say detoxing is a scam. These guys listen to drug companies and the drug company group, Quackwatch.com. Look at this: http://www.quackpotwatch.org/default.htm

      Yes detoxing works and is used extensively by thousands of practitioners around the world. It is important to do detoxing in a proper way to achieve the best results. Many products on the market are not good, but the Chinese have been practicing many forms of detoxing for over 5,000 years with great success.

      good luck to you

  31. QUESTION:
    chinese tea--weight loss??
    Hi! i have heard that chinese tea helps you lose weight....is that the one that causes you to go to the restroom?? does it actually help you lose weight? i dont want to drink it and be miserable in the restroom all day if it isnt going to help...if anybody knows about it or has tried it please let me know what it does & if it does really work.
    thanks!! :)

    • ANSWER:
      Not the normal tea-bag ones. Here, it actually refers to those traditionally brewed tea (from real dried tea leaves). Chinese tea works for your health if only you consume it on a daily basis for long-tem. Same here for Japanese tea. Results won't show up overnight, so don't expect miracle.

      For myself, I am drinking this brand of Chinese tea from HongKong - Zhu Zhu Shen Cha (Oolong Tea Flavour), which will helps to increase your body's metabolism and hence, burns up fat faster. Another function is: Detoxification of the body's toxics, which is the one that will make you go to the restroom more often in a day. One bonus is that it will energize your body, makes you feel more awake and can have concentrate better.

      Health benefits of drinking tea: Improves and nourishes one's looks, reduce cholesterol, burns up/clears away fat and slims the body, detox the body's toxics, cleans the blood cells, anti-aging, etc. These health benefits are based on tradition or medical research, including preventiion of cancer, promoting a healthy heart, preventing arthritis, and aiding weight loss.

      Other types of chinese tea: Oolong tea, Green tea, Jasmine tea, Flower tea, Ti Kuan Yin, Black tea, White tea, Yellow tea, etc.

      So, basically, you got to be sure what are the benefits of the brand of tea. Eg. If it is good for detoxing, chances are you'll feel like going to the restroom every few hours. Otherwise, there isn't much serious side effects for drink tea daily.

  32. QUESTION:
    Nutrition help....DO you think i should drink weight loss tea again or any other suggestions!!!?
    ok i took weight loss drinking chinese tea for two days and i think it works but the problem is that it gave me diarreha and it tastes like sh.it literally it makes me puke but now it has been 2 weeks and m gaining weight again what should i do????
    do u think i shd take it again or what
    u can link me to a good website if u want any help and suggestions would be awesome, thx

    • ANSWER:
      Well the chinese green tea is good if you need to do a detox, but to lose weight is plain simple you need to give your body time to digest the food.

      In other words don't eat between meals, eat to stay healthy, not to lose weight, don't diet, just change your eating habits, better choices.

      Making changes is what will help you lose weight, not a diet. Try eating vegetables once a week, instead of chocolate eat fruits.

      Just make baby steps and believe me you will lose weight.

  33. QUESTION:
    Where in Beijing can I buy..?
    I want ask as to where in Beijing can I buy Herbal detox tea & what it is called in Chinese. Your help needed.

    Thanks in advance..

    • ANSWER:
      Ten recommended Beijing shopping streets
      http://www.visitchn.com/2009/01/ten-recommended-beijing-shopping-streets.html

  34. QUESTION:
    Is any kind of tea good for a diet?

    • ANSWER:
      Green Tea is an excellent aid for weight loss. It is only effective if made correctly though.

      Steep tea bag or tea leaves for 3-5 minutes, MAX. Otherwise it changes it's medicinal properties. Green tea is a delicate tea & oversteeping destroys the antioxidants & internal cooling action of it.

      There is a wonderful Chinese tea that is a bit more difficult to find called Pu'er. This is most commonly used to detox & lose weight.

      Be aware that commercial green tea drinks are empty calories & usually have sugar. Stay away from those - the tea must be freshly steeply to use it medicinally.

  35. QUESTION:
    What kind of Astragalus is in TA-65?
    Are there any other supplements that can increase the length of your telomeres?

    • ANSWER:
      All I could find is "TA-65 is made from the chinese herb Astragalus". You have to be careful with Chinese herbs as most are cultured using sewage factory water that is high in toxic heavy metals. Here in California websites that sell Chinese herbs disclaim that they contain cancer causing heavy metals per Proposition 65. It would be best to go with Russian astragalus or at the very least, organic. If it contains contaminants, it defeats the purpose and ages you much faster. If you consume chemicals in your food and body care products (phthalates in perfumes/fragrances, air fresheners, BPA in plastics, heavy metals and other tox chems) you defeat the purpose.
      Also you should include a daily organic green tea in your diet for detox and youthful properties, as well as goji berries, the eternal youth berry. Will fwd you more info on that.

  36. QUESTION:
    Is this tea safe to drink while breastfeeding?
    I've always been an avid fan of teas. However, I almost always drank the cheaper generic green teas. I recently discovered the vast array of teas at 'DAVIDStea' and purchased quite a bit of the detox tea as well as the 'SKINNY' tea.

    I have been drinking a few cups of the skinny and the detox I drink twice a week. However, I do breastfeed. I breastfeed a lot less now because I have gone back to school full time and it is hard to find the time to pump but I do want to be able to give him a bottle of breast milk as often as I can.

    Can drinking these teas harm my milk and in turn harm my baby? Are these okay to drink?

    Here are the list of ingreidents in each tea
    'SKINNY'
    ingredients
    Organic Chinese oolong tea, organic Chinese pu’erh tea, organic ginger, organic ginseng, organic orange peel, natural orange and ginger flavouring*. *For flavouring information, consult our FAQ.

    DETOX
    ingredients
    Organic rooibos, organic sencha green tea, organic ginger, organic lemongrass, organic ginkgo, organic juniper berries, natural lemon flavouring*. *For flavouring information, consult our FAQ.

    • ANSWER:
      I shouldn't think one cup here or there will do MUCH harm at this stage but if you can stop drinking them......better to be safe than sorry, huh? Alot of the ingredients in both are recommended to be avoided.
      http://www.kellymom.com/herbal/herbs_to_avoid.html

  37. QUESTION:
    Does the Chinese Dieter's Tea really help you lose weight and how?

    • ANSWER:
      some of them are laxative
      be carefull.
      i bought detox tea (not laxative)
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  38. QUESTION:
    Chinese Oolong tea works for this or what . . . .?
    Alright I posted my concerns at another forum asking for a quick solution to a quick weight loss. But I will recap so if you have anything else that might work.

    My situation is I realize this is not going to be a permenant fix, I am just looking for something that can make me look and feel better for this weekend event that I am going to. I have started to cut back on my eating "bad food" and working out. I just need that extra boost, for this weekend. I sound like a teenager but I wanna impress this guy! :-)

    Well a poster said something about chinese oolong tea, that she lost 6 pounds in 5 days, so I am wondering does this work? Is that all that I need to take for the 5 days or what?

    Also I am also wanting other thoughts to other methods that could possibly work.

    Please nothing rude, because like I said I realize this is not a permenant fix just something to help me feel and look better for the weekend.

    Thanx in advance for the help...

    • ANSWER:
      Oolong tea is good for you but no...I don't think it will make you loose that much wt so quickly unless that is the only thing you are drinking. But if you do want to do a drastic diet like that...for just a few days...you might want to try the lemonade detox diet. Here is a website that describes it well and what you need to do. I have tried this...although I lasted only abt 5 days...but it did make me feel better and like I had cleansed my body...and of course lost quite a bit of water weight.

      http://therawfoodsite.com/mastercleanse.htm

      Hope this helps. Good Luck :)

  39. QUESTION:
    I just thought I would help those out that were on the Depo-provera and are now ttc. This article explains how?
    Depo can stay in your system up to 18mos to help get it out this website suggested these steps

    1 Drink LOTS of water: We all know there many health benefits of drinking water. Besides clear skin and weight loss, drinking at least 64 ounces per day can help rid the body of toxins and expel waste stored in the bodies tissue and prevent disease. Adding fresh squeezed lemon to water can help flush toxins out of the body because lemons are a natural diuretic.

    Step 2Exercise: At least 30 minutes of cardiovascular activity a day helps increase the blood flow to the organs, muscles and tissues. Exercise helps endorphin levels rise and remove toxins from the body. Sweating also helps remove waste and toxins. Daily walks outside in the fresh air also help the detoxification process.

    Step 3 Eat 6-11 (or more!) servings of fruit and vegetables a day: High in fiber to help move your bowels and loaded with anti-oxidants to help your body defend itself from any damaging toxins that enter it. Make sure you wash your produce well or chose organic if possible.

    Step 4 Try Acupuncture: A form of Traditional Chinese Medicine that helps rid the body of drug toxins by balancing the body and the mind.

    Step 5 Try a colon cleanse: A form of alternative medicine that removes feces and toxins from the colon and intestinal tract. Colon cleansers are composed of a combination of fiber, herbs, supplements and laxatives and can be purchased at your local health food store. Use as directed.

    Step 6 Drink detox tea: A combination of herbs used to rid the body of toxins by supporting liver and kidney function. Detox teas are organic and caffeine free and can be found in your local supermarket or health food store.

    Step 7Take a detox bath: Soak in a warm bath for 30 minutes with 1 cup of baking soda and 1 cup of Epsom salt. This helps the body eliminate toxins through the skin. After the bath you will feel refreshed and your skin will be soft and smooth. Rinse off with a cool shower.

    Step8Relax in a sauna: Heavy metals and toxins are expelled through the the skin as we sweat. Sitting in a sauna for 10 minutes helps open the pours and detoxifies the body. Consult your health care professional before trying a sauna detox.

    Step 9Take Probiotics: Also known as "good bacteria" that are necessary for digestive system health. Probiotics have been said to strengthen the immune system, allowing the body to fight off allergies, exposure to toxins and other diseases. Probiotics can be taken in supplement form, yogurt or shakes.
    it's usually people on the shot not the pill the shot causes the problems cause it leaves stuff behind and does not clear your system

    • ANSWER:
      I personally went on the pill for two months to "jump start" my period again after DEPO (on it for three years). It worked for me...I got pregnant the second month after stopping the pill. So I got pregnant pretty quickly after stopping the shot compared to most people.

  40. QUESTION:
    Period after only 1 Depo shot?
    I had only one shot of Depo. That was in June. So that means it wore off in September. Its now November and I still Haven't seen Aunt Flo. Has anybody only had one shot of Depo, or maybe a few? How long did it take for your period to get back to normal?

    • ANSWER:
      i had one shot in october, my time isn't due until december and im not etting another shot because of everything i heard about it, but wait until the middle of december to see if it has came yet, cleanse your body often !

      Depo can stay in your system up to 18mos to help get it out this website suggested these steps

      1 Drink LOTS of water: We all know there many health benefits of drinking water. Besides clear skin and weight loss, drinking at least 64 ounces per day can help rid the body of toxins and expel waste stored in the bodies tissue and prevent disease. Adding fresh squeezed lemon to water can help flush toxins out of the body because lemons are a natural diuretic.

      Step 2Exercise: At least 30 minutes of cardiovascular activity a day helps increase the blood flow to the organs, muscles and tissues. Exercise helps endorphin levels rise and remove toxins from the body. Sweating also helps remove waste and toxins. Daily walks outside in the fresh air also help the detoxification process.

      Step 3 Eat 6-11 (or more!) servings of fruit and vegetables a day: High in fiber to help move your bowels and loaded with anti-oxidants to help your body defend itself from any damaging toxins that enter it. Make sure you wash your produce well or chose organic if possible.

      Step 4 Try Acupuncture: A form of Traditional Chinese Medicine that helps rid the body of drug toxins by balancing the body and the mind.

      Step 5 Try a colon cleanse: A form of alternative medicine that removes feces and toxins from the colon and intestinal tract. Colon cleansers are composed of a combination of fiber, herbs, supplements and laxatives and can be purchased at your local health food store. Use as directed.

      Step 6 Drink detox tea: A combination of herbs used to rid the body of toxins by supporting liver and kidney function. Detox teas are organic and caffeine free and can be found in your local supermarket or health food store.

      Step 7Take a detox bath: Soak in a warm bath for 30 minutes with 1 cup of baking soda and 1 cup of Epsom salt. This helps the body eliminate toxins through the skin. After the bath you will feel refreshed and your skin will be soft and smooth. Rinse off with a cool shower.

      Step8Relax in a sauna: Heavy metals and toxins are expelled through the the skin as we sweat. Sitting in a sauna for 10 minutes helps open the pours and detoxifies the body. Consult your health care professional before trying a sauna detox.

      Step 9Take Probiotics: Also known as "good bacteria" that are necessary for digestive system health. Probiotics have been said to strengthen the immune system, allowing the body to fight off allergies, exposure to toxins and other diseases. Probiotics can be taken in supplement form, yogurt or shakes.
      it’s usually people on the shot not the pill the shot causes the problems cause it leaves stuff behind and does not clear your system

  41. QUESTION:
    Question about detox...?
    Is it really good for your body to detox by drinking chinese herbal tea and pooing ( 2 put it nicely!) it out. Is this process good for the body.

    • ANSWER:
      It's unlikely. Your body has its own methods for removing toxins; that's what your liver and kidneys are for.
      I've never seen any reliable evidence that detoxes work. It's much better to eat a healthy diet rich in fruit and veg, and drink plenty of water, than to splash out on expensive herbal teas or detox juices.

  42. QUESTION:
    Green Tea, Water, Fruit and Veggie Detox?
    Can I Detox By Only Eating And Drinking Green Tea, Water, Fruits and Vegetables? If not could you name something else that I would work that is at home. I want to for the health reasons and also weight loss. How Long should I do this detox for? Will there be any sort of symptoms during the detox?

    • ANSWER:
      I exercise 2 hours a day at least. I was more interested in muscle building than weight loss. I decided to start drinking green tea to help boost immunity (because it was found green tea drastically reduces sepsis and I have an upcoming surgery and prone to infection). After two weeks of drinking a quart of green tea (no sugar added) throughout the day, I dropped 5 pounds. I don't know that if you had poor habits that it'd be realistic to expect miracles in weight loss, but I do think the green tea may have given me a push.

      I drink cold green tea that brew I myself. Also, I put the teabag in the hot water for a minute to reduce the oxalates, caffeine, etc and throw out that first batch because tea bothers my stomach. Then I use the pre-steeped bags to steep again in the next batch of water which I actually end up drinking. I never drink the first brew tea. I also believe Japanese and Chinese tea rituals involve the same process, they throw out the first brew.

      The amount I drink is 2 green tea bags for quart of water. Drink this quart throughout the period of the day if you can. What you will first notice is that you have to urinate what seems a lot extra for the amount of green tea you're taking in. What green tea does is help push out retained water. You won't start losing weight right away. After a couple of weeks of this process and having to go to the bathroom a lot, you'll begin to see the weight loss. Also, the need to urinate so frequently tapers off and goes back to normal. Like I said after a couple of weeks, I dropped 5 pounds and hadn't changed anything.

      What happens is that water retention interferes with weight loss. Meaning, it seems that people who have an extra hard time losing weight (I never had a hard time with weight) also seem likely to retain water. If the body has a hard time releasing water, it also has a hard time pushing fat metabolism. And so green tea pushes the process with the water first.

      http://www.ajcn.org/cgi/content/abstract...

      P.S. Please eat protein in you diet plan. The lack of protein will affect your collagen production and affect your tendons and other tissue. Seriously.

  43. QUESTION:
    how can i prevent acne?
    how can i prevent acne,pimples etc...? everytime i use my pimple medicine, it goes away and sometimes it leaves black marks or spots on my face that will go off sooner or later.i have sensitive skin,its oily.somebody please help me!!

    • ANSWER:
      Here is what you have to do to get rid of acne and how to avoid acne.

      1.Remove dead skin cells regularly by exfoliating. Use an abrasive cloth or scrub, or use an over-the-counter chemical exfoliant like salicylic acid and glycolic acid. Remember that over-exfoliating can actually increase the likelihood of red, dry skin by irritating the skin. REMEMBER:Before you wash your face, wash your hands first so then if your washing your face, your not putting more bacteria on your face!

      2.Remove bacteria from your pores. Your skin can become "allergic" to this bacteria. Use anti-bacterial products containing benzoyl peroxide by rubbing, twice daily, into the pores over the affected region or washing with a medicated bar soap or wash. Keep in mind that this may cause dryness, local irritation and redness.

      3.Avoid exposing your skin to other sources of oil and irritants.

      *Break the habit of touching your face (Even if you know that your hands is clean, there will be some left bacterias on your hands!).

      *Keep bangs off of your forehead. The oil in hair as well as hair products in general may clog pores.

      *If you use a phone a lot, don't let it touch your face.

      *Change your pillowcases and sheets once a week to prevent the build-up of oils and bacteria that can re-occupy your pores.

      *Use non-comedogenic moisturizers and makeup. Choose cosmetics that are water-based and hypoallergenic. Avoid oil-based products, coal tar derivatives, and heavy creams. Make sure you wash your skin thoroughly every night to remove makeup residue.

      4.Review your diet and the research surrounding the links between diet and acne. The relationship between food and acne is a debatable topic. Your diet may or may not have an effect on acne.

      *Studies have shown a correlation between milk and acne. Try substituting with soy milk and other calcium-rich foods.

      *Excessive consumption of foods high in iodine, such as seafood, may worsen acne, but probably won't trigger it.

      *Research suggests--but does not prove--that a diet with a low glycemic index may reduce the likelihood of acne. High glycemic foods to replace with healthier alternatives include:

      A)drinks (drink water instead)
      B)sweets (substitute with fruit)
      C)white bread (replace with whole wheat bread)

      5.Consult a dermatologist regarding your acne. Minimize use of medication containing halogens (iodides, chlorides, bromides), lithium, barbiturates, or androgens.

      6.Keep your bedsheets clean. Wash your pillow case on a regular schedule to reduce the transfer of natural body oils.

      7.Wash your face at least two times a day. Use face washes specifically designed to remove oils and bacteria that contribute to acne.

      TIPS

      *Watch your diet and observe the effects it has on your skin. Whatever science has to say, every body is different and how yours responds to certain conditions can best be determined by you alone. As with any common condition, keeping your body hydrated is sound advice.

      *Avoid drinking too much alcohol (especially beer) and eating spicy food. These increase the level of heat within, believed by the Chinese to be linked to acne. Salads, avocado etc will cool.

      *Drink herbal or green tea at least once a day to help detox your system.

      *Try Dan's regimen of gently washing your face twice a day, then applying generous amounts of benzoyl peroxide and finally putting on a good non-comodogenic moisturizer.
      Cleanse the colon by taking psyllium husks with water once or twice per day. This is another excellent way of detoxing the body. Psyllium can be found at most chemists, pharmacies, and drugstores.

      *Sometimes the best way of taking care of this condition is by doing it naturally, as in using natural products. Witch Hazel can help when applied with a cotton swab after washing your face.

      *It may not seem like it, but green apples are extremely good for preventing and fighting existing acne both on your face and around the body. To avoid acne, eat one green apple a day (cut it into slices if need be and eat it throughout the day). And to reduce existing acne, cut a green apple into quarters and rub two of those quarters over the acne areas. If needed, use the rest, or just eat them. Combine this with drinking plenty of water to achieve clear skin.

      *If all else fails and you have severe problems: Accutane (also referred to as Roaccutane) removes the underlying root of Acne and will in many cases rid you of the problem forever. It does however has several side effects and potential severe ones.

      *If you have glasses wash them so that all the oil is off your face.

      *There are no perfect creams or medicines that make your face smooth, soft and acne-free.

      Good luck!!!
      XXXXXXXX

  44. QUESTION:
    What teas help with weight loss?
    Hi, I am starting a 5 month weight loss plan and I am starting it today. I have a lot of tea at my house and I was reading about how tea can help jump start weight loss. So I know that tea detox your body and I have school on Monday and cannot stay home because of a stomach ache, I also have IBS so I was wondering what teas are gentle enough to not like seriously hurt my stomach but still help with my weightless. So the teas I have are: Wu- Yi Source Authentic Chinese Tea; Lipton; Stash Premium Caffeine Free Herbal tea; Bigelow Raspberry Royale, Celestial Herbal Tea.
    So I know this wont help me loss weight but it will cleanse my body of the bad stuff so I can began to lose weight. If you have any tips or anything that would be great, oh and Also I CANNOT drink green tea no matter how good it may be for me I get very sick off of that stuff, the last time I drank a cup i stayed home for a few days cause I was so sick. So thank you for any tips on anything! XD

    • ANSWER:
      A combination of eating fresh, healthy, unprocessed food in smaller amounts, exercise, and staying away from alcohol, will help you lose weight. Tea has absolutely no bearing on losing weight. There is no magic formula for losing weight, only sensible living.

  45. QUESTION:
    Chinese Herbal Medicine and Acne?
    I went into see chinese herbal doctor because of my right cheek having bumps, redness, and occasional itchiness. I went to see my doctor and she called it a form of dermatitis. When I went to the herbal doctor, he said that I have a bad case of dampness in my body and prescribed me one week worth of medicine to make and drink.

    I drank them for a week already, the bumps that I have are gone but it is causing me to break out badly, some of them are now fading but are still present. Some of them are small blemishes around the mouth and are painful. When will they be gone? I am less red but still feels the itchiness possibly to scar trying to heal themselves. I just finished my medicine two days ago so I duno if I have to wait for another week to see more results?

    • ANSWER:
      The Herxhiemers Reaction or healing crisis is when the body detoxes of dirt, and can worsen symptoms, like acne, before the skin clears up. Personally I had bad acne all through my teens, and even after, I didn't like the bitter taste of Herbal tea, so I tried other things. As I will now detail, but it depends on the cause:

      ===============================================
      Acne or pimples have two causes:

      1) Hormone imbalance, causing the sebaceous glands in your skin to produce more oil, which feeds Acne bacteria, which causes the sebaceous glands to become inflammed, red, hot, and swollen, this happens so white blood cells can fight the acne bacteria. Thi occurs at pubery {usually}, or during pregnancy. This theory is accepted by conventional medicine/dermatologists.

      2) Candida overgrowth in the gut, produces many toxins, which leach into the bloodstream, and can result in acne, as this is one of the ways the body rids itself of toxins, if you do not drink enough water, {1/2 your body weight in ounces per day}, however, if the toxic load is high, as it is with candida, water alone will not cure acne.
      This is rejected by conventional medicine {due to various reasons, although I can vouch that this is a genuine medical condition, read 'The Yeast Connection' by Dr. Cook MD}, and is accepted by alternative medicine practionioners, Herbalists, and some Medical Doctors.

      Do the candida spit test, or find a local nutrition-based lab to test you for candida overgrowth, e.g Blood test {antibodies against Candida, not very accurate}, or Urine {to test for a metabolite of candida, 'D-mannitol Urine Test', most accurate, yet hard to find a lab that performs this test, pioneered by Japanese Researchers}, or a Comprehensive Stool Test {Good, 2nd best, yet can be too expensive}.

      Candida Spit Test Instructions, you can do this at home, immediately after waking up:
      http://www.thewolfeclinic.com/pdf/Spit_Test.pdf
      ======================================...
      The Good News Is

      In either case, there are things you can do to reduce/cure your acne.
      ======================================...
      1) If your acne is caused by a hormone-imbalance.

      Vitamin A - 10,000 IU per day, {no more than 5,000IU if pregnant, as this can cause birth defects similar to the drug Roaccutane}

      Vitamin B Complex

      Vitamin C - 1000 - 2000mg per day, as Low-acidity Magnesium Ascorbate Powder.

      Zinc - 20mg per day, in chelated amino acid/ bio-available form. 'Mineral' is a good brand, as is 'Higher Nature'

      DIM - Di-Indole-Methane, shown to regulate bad hormones that cause acne, andhas immune modulating effects on the skin, 100mg - 400mg per day. {DIM - Highly Reccommended supplement!, if you decide to take nothing else on this list, take this}

      Chromium - 400mcg - 600mcg per day
      ======================================...
      2) If Candida-overgrowth is causing your acne

      Severe Acne is often associated with Candida Overgrowth, please see the following website.

      http://www.significanthealing.com/Symptoms.htm

      I suffered from acne for years, I managed to cure my acne by following a nutritional approach/ a special 3 day Apple Fast, this was my supplement regime:
      ======================================...
      Fasting

      Day 1

      - 10-15 Red/Golden Delicious {most high in pectin, do not substitute for Green apples} Apples. {You can eat as many Apples as you like, on average I ate 10-15, just tot give you a figure for how many apples to buy. The best place to buy these apples in a Local Farmer's Market, in bulk, and its organic/cheap; Although even apples from the superstore will work as well}

      - 3 litres of Alkali Water, {to make alkali add 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda to every litre of filtered/spring water}

      - Coffee Enema, scientifically proven to detox the liver and kidneys. You will urinate alot after, so drink lots of water before/after.

      - 2x S. Boulardii Probiotic Supplement {this flushes out Candida Albicans, and lodged fecal matter, use this instead of imodium/laxatives}

      - Oil of Oregano Capsules x 4

      - Oxygen Elements Plus/Max by GHT, 21 drops, trice daily as 7 drops in a glass of filtered water

      - {Optional Step} 3 tablespoons of Colloidal Silver, in between meals, alternatively use diltued Iodine BP oral suspension {available at chemists}.
      ======================================...
      Day 2

      Same as Day 1, although substitute the 'Oil of Oregano Capsules x 4' for 4x Olive Leaf Extract {Optional, you can stick to taking Oil of Oregano for all 3 days, I just happened to have these other anti-fungals at home. I thought to cycle the anti-fungals, like Doctors do with antibiotics for Small Bowel Bacterial Overgrowth}
      ======================================...
      Day 3

      - Same as Day 2, although substitute '4 x Olive Leaf Extract' for 4 x High potency Ginger/Allicin Extract

      - Drink 1 glass of grape juice before bed

      - And 1-2 tablespoons of Extra Virgin Olive Oil, to restart digestion.

      - A Word of Caution - You will feel very down, and have a headache through this 3 day fast, if you have candida, this is known as the Healing crisis or Herxheimer's Reaction, tis is good as it means candida is dying, I reccommend if you decide to do the fast, do it in the holidays, or on a friday, then over the weekend so it does not interfere with work/university/whatever. The second day is the hardest.
      ======================================...
      After Care Day 4 - 60

      - 4.5g of Glutamine powder, before bed, to heal the gut/leaky Gut Syndrome, damage caused by Candida Albicans

      - Extra Virgin Cocconut Oil 4 tablespoons per day, after meals, this heals the gut also, and kills any remaining Candida Albicans/other pathogenic fungi, bacteria, viruses.

      - Oxygen Elements Max/Plus 21 drops, 7 drops thrice daily, or a cheaper alternative would be Hydrogen Peroxide 35% Food Grade, 1 drop to a pint of water, build up slowly, do not exceed 25 drops.

      - {Optional} Ginkgo Biloba 60mg per day - Increase blood circulation, , scientifically proven to improve memory and concentration

      - Vitamin/Mineral complex by Higher Nature 'Advanced Nutrition Complex', to eliminate dificiencies from the fast, and give the body what it needs to heals itself. 3 capsules daily. 1x Omega 3 by 'Nordic Naturals Ultimate Omega'

      - Kefir - made at home {join Yahoo Kefir Making Group, to obtain Kefir Grains} drink 1 pint for breakfast, 1 pint prior to bedtime. This is a probiotic drink.

      - {Optional} Fivelac probiotic supplement by GHT, 4 times daily, then twice daily for maintenance.

      - S. Boulardii x1 capsule, prior to bedtime.

      - {Optional} Consider also supplementing with Oxy Powder to oxygenate the gut/blood, and kills any remaining candida. Although this is an expensive supplement, I personally did not use this, as I had no knowledge of it.

      - Anti-Candida Diet, no sugar, yeasts, ect. Also stop cooking with Vegetable oils, and replace with Virgin Olive Oil, or better Virgin Coconut Oil {anti-candida, and anti-bacterial/acne}. Vegetable oils are rancid and causes alo of oxidation in the body, and hus aggrevate and can cause Inflammation, which is not good for your acne, which involves: Inflammation. Make sure it is 'Virgin' or 'Extra Virgin' {in the case of Olive oil}, these oils are more expensive, but worth it.
      Continue the anti-candida diet for 6 months, then leave the supplements, continue to eat healthy, eat sugar moderately, continue taking Vitamin/Mineral complex and Omega 3.

      ======================================...
      Alkalising the Body

      Candida or Acne bacteria cannot thrive in an alkalised, oxygen rich body, the following will help you alkalise your body to an optimal state:

      - Drink alkali water, add 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda to every litre of filtered water that you drink

      - Eat lots of dark green leafy vegetables with food.

      - Cut down on citrus fruits, soda's, sugar

      - Replace table sugar with Xylitol, this alkalises the body and promote health/ fights candida, and is a prebiotic.

      - {Optional} Consider buying a Bob Beck Ozonator, to oxygenate water before drinking, this also alkalises the body/ kills candida alibicans.

      ======================================...
      My Experience/ Life Story....Don't fall asleep...

      I suffered from severe acne in my teens, which was not long ago, I was on Roaccutane 4 times!, 16months in total {cumulative, 4 month/16wks period per treatment}, it worked great, clear skin, yet the acne returned after 3 months of stopping the treatment, when the drug began to wear off. The side-effects were also nasty, Migraine headaches, chapped lips, ect.
      I finally found the cure to acne, not in antibiotics or roaccutane {accutane} but in Herbs, Orthomolecular medicine and Alt. Medicine. My acne was caused both by Candida overgrowth {due to 6months of antibiotic use, tetracycline} and Hormonal imbalance, so I followed both of the above suggestions. The 3-day apple fast reaps brilliant results, I highly reccommend you look into this, do not do it near your period.

      Hope this helps.

      Almost forgot....
      ======================================...
      Topical Application to Acne Pimples

      - MSM cream or lotion is said to work well, I did not try this though, I was reccommended this by my Naturopath. Further, DMSO with help reduce inflammation, associated with the acne condition.

      - Apply Virgin Cocconut Oil to skin prior to bed {this will kill the acne bacteria}, in addiiton apply Aloe Vera Gel to the affected areas, Buy an Aloe Vera plant, this is best, cheap and most effective. You can cut a small portion of the leaf of and the Aloe Vera leaf with seal/heal the leak, it is easy to look after, 100ml of water watered weekly!

      - Salt Face Wash - Fill the sink with lupe warm water, add lots of salt, until the water becomes murky/cloudy, splash face with this water several times, covering

  46. QUESTION:
    Detoxing your body?
    Has anyone done these detoxing that they keep talking about? I hear the most about the lemonade detox, but heard a little about the others. Do they really work and did you find it worth the time? Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      There is a pro-biotic substance known as Kombucha, it is a delicately cultured bacteria that thrives within types of chinese tea. You can get it at your local grocery store; it comes in different flavors and types; you can find this at natural/organic foodstores as well. It sounds gross but isn't at all! It actually tastes pretty good. This substance already exists within your stomach and when you take penicillin it destroys this natural biotic in your body, making you more susceptible to illness.

  47. QUESTION:
    Chinese detox foot patches...?
    Has anyone tried them? Are they a scam, or something worthwhile? I bought some, and they never stopped turning brown and gross like in the commercial, BUT when I put them on before bed, my legs get all tingly and sleep like a bump on a log! It also seems to calm my PMS a bit. So the jury's out for me, but they DO seem to be very relaxing. Any opinions?

    • ANSWER:
      Scam.

      One of their ingredients is wood vinegar (pyroligneous acid) - it attracts and absorbs water in the same way those little silicon packets that come in electronic equipment do.If there is any moisture around, wood vinegar will absorb it and make a brown mush. The other main ingredient is basically sugar, which obviously gets sticky in sweat.

      Ben Goldacre suggests the following experiment - take a patch and squirt some water onto it, then pop a nice hot cup of tea onto it and wait ten minutes. You'll se a brown sludge forming. There are no toxins in porcelain.

      Scam. Amy benefits you feel are likely to be a placebo effect or coincidence.

  48. QUESTION:
    Question about fasting/detoxing?
    1) Is it okay to drink packaged tea or add real lemon juice to water during the seven days fast? Is that all I should consume?

    2) After three days of broth, where should I go from there?

    • ANSWER:
      Nowadays, there are so many different ways of fasting...It used to be just “not eating” but now, some people do not fast, they detox, hopefully with some natural food and not detox products or doing awful things to themselves (like enemas) and disrupting the normal function of their body.

      I believe in the “not eating” simple method as the body really cleans itself, if given a chance. You won’t disrupt a digestive system if it’s dormant as you’re not forcing it to do anything faster.

      For some people who eat junk food, detoxing is just eating super healthy and drinking more water for a few days.

      For others it is drinking/eating diuretics, so they pee a lot and would dehydrate if they would not drink a lot of water. So they drink a lot of water to avoid dehydration and they pee a lot because of the diuretics...water is in one way, out the other in an accelerated fashion (lots of bathroom trips) so you feel like you’re cleaning the inside of your body. You also need fruit juices and sport drinks to replenish your electrolytes.

      Diuretics are drinks like alcohol, tea, cranberry juice, and food like cucumbers, watermelons, fresh tomatoes, asparagus, artichokes, beets, carrots, lettuce, raw onions, oats, melon, celery, parsley and any veggie from the cabbage family...cabbage, Brussels sprouts, broccoli, Chinese broccoli (kay-lan), Chinese cabbage (bok choy), cress, cauliflower, turnips, kale, collard greens, mustard , canola (rapeseed), radish, horseradish, rutabaga, and hybrids like broccoflower (broccoli/cauliflower...green cauliflower and also Romanesco broccoli) or broccolini (broccoli/kay-lan) and 15 others...
      Usually, diuretic food are eaten with salty food to counteract dehydration with water retention so you don’t have to drink too much water.

      Now, to answer your question...

      Why would you want to add tea (or squeeze a lemon)? For flavor?
      Once your taste buds are dormant, water will just taste refreshing. You want your WHOLE digestive system to go dormant, once it is empty. Your taste buds are also part of the digestive system.

      I would avoid tea during a seven day complete fast. Tea could be good for a short detox as it is a diuretic but for a week long fast, you only want water. The last thing you want is a diuretic as you have to walk a tight rope between dehydration and over-hydration. You need to drink enough water to not be thirsty but just enough so you avoid electrolyte imbalance. When you’re not eating, the water goes through your body pretty fast as you don’t have to wait for your intestines to suck it out of your waste, since you have no waste (yeah, I’m getting gross there). Your pee is colorless...you feel that flushing is a waste of water.

      So I would avoid tea as to not dehydrate and not stimulate the dormant taste buds but I would also avoid lemon. That would be even a stronger taste buds stimulant (like a wakeup call) but really lemon is acidic (like vinegar) and would probably has an effect on your stomach, which usually use gastric acids to digest food BUT since you are fasting and your digestive system is dormant...I don’t think it would be advisable to wake up the beast!

      Only drink just enough water to not be thirsty.
      After the first 3 days of hunger, fasting is a great experience that clears your mind once your body does not have to digest anymore. Stay active, walk, swim, bike, and away from the smell or sight of food that is disgusting when you don’t eat (make sure you start with a few pounds of fat reserves).

      The 3 days of broth are really like clear liquids, then pureed soups and fruits/veggies juices, and then soups with soft pieces of food...go at your own speed.
      Imagine that you’re a toothless old person who does not like to eat with dentures or that you're a baby.
      Mashed potatoes are pretty good and contain electrolytes too. Any purée is good, put your cooked veggies in a blender.
      A ripe avocado with vinaigrette (extra virgin olive oil/vinegar/salt) is good to get electrolytes and soft food. Avocado are usually sold unripe (for transport), vibrant green and hard, and need about a week to 10 days to ripen to a dark green that yield under the thumb...so buy them at the beginning of your fast if they’re unripe at the store.
      Drink fruit juices. Usually fruits are better than the juices but after a fast, it’s the opposite. Soft fruits like ripe bananas are good (you can mash them with a fork).
      So basically, anything you like as long as it’s pureed of soft...and not too much fiber. Again, usually fiber is good but after a fast, do not go look for it, just eat/drink fruits/veggies.
      You’ll need about 5 days to resume BM.

  49. QUESTION:
    Went to Asian Market in Phoenix and got some Chinese Green Tea. DETOXIFICATION symptoms?
    Does this sound right? Been down for 5 days now... dizzy, faint, weak, headache, chills, muscle & joint ache.

    Sounds like DETOXIFICATION symptoms, right? I've read that if you experience this, you are actually detoxifying toxins and bad things from your body. My poop, is green! Not like the fiber green you get from eating veggies... Green Tea GREEN. It looks like I've pooped out what's inside the tea bags... Its really weird & starting to freak me out.

    Pooped twice since I drank the tea and its like pooping finely ground tea leaves. I'm still really dizzy with aches and symptoms. Anyone else ever experience something like this? When will it go away?

    • ANSWER:
      No, it does not sound like detoxification symptoms. Sounds more like dodgy tea, or a virus, or both. Its not uncommon for Chinese herbs to be contaminated.

      I don't know if you are actually trying to detox, but - detox in the alt med sense is baloney. ‘Detox’ has no meaning outside of the clinical treatment for drug addiction or poisoning. Your body naturally deals with foreign substances. The liver and kidneys automatically detoxify and excrete "toxic" materials including metabolic wastes. There is nothing you can do enhance this process.

      Furthermore, it can be dangerous.

      From wiki:
      "Many alternative medicine practitioners promote various other types of detoxification such as "diet detoxification," but there is no evidence that detox diets have any health benefits."

      "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."

      "Certain diets have an underlying assumption that the body accumulates toxins that must be removed, especially after periods of over-eating or the consumption of non-nutritious and processed foods. As with alternative medicine, the 'toxins' removed are undefined and are ascribed to foods, the environment and the body's own wastes, and there is no scientific basis for the hypothesis."
      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Detoxification

      Quit the tea and if you don't improve soon, see a doctor asap.

  50. QUESTION:
    What sort of foods should I eat while detoxing?
    So I've quit smoking marijuana very recently and I'm currently trying to clean out my system. I've heard of detox kits, but I'm kinda iffy on their effectiveness and any adverse side effects. I'm trying to just go the natural way: drink lots of water, take a few key vitamins(niacin and fiber), and do a couple of hours of calisthenics every day. I know the THC(active chemical in marijuana) is stored in fat, and it is my understanding that I am supposed to avoid foods with lots of fat or sugar. I was just wondering if anyone has any experience or knowledge of this, and if there are any things I have wrong or any other things I should avoid. Thanks in advance.

    • ANSWER:
      So...got into any fight recently?
      Try to manage your mood swings.
      One of my sons who is 21 just quit marijuana (he wants a summer job and has to be tested). He’s the perfect son, a college student with perfect grades, smart, athletic, has a great sense of humor and he’s loving and sensitive to me, his mother. I never even had any problems with him when he was a teenager. And then suddenly he’s screaming at me! I am who I am so I scream back and then wonder what is happening here?!? And then I realize (too late) that I was a bad mother, not realizing what he was going through. He needed my support and understanding, not my screaming at him back. Make sure your family knows what you’re going through and ask for their support...before you get into a screaming match, not after.

      I never smoked marijuana but I smoked and quit nicotine and the withdrawal symptoms are somewhat similar...headache, nervousness, restlessness, irritability, anger, aggression, anxiety, sleep problems, nightmares, depression, constipation coupled with diarrhea, like your whole body is out of whack. I made sure to ask for my friends/family support before I quit so they would let me rant and pace in peace.
      Marijuana withdrawals symptoms (not nicotine) also include vision problems like palinopsia and sensitivity to light. You also get loss of appetite...but it’s the opposite for nicotine withdrawal symptoms during which you need to munch all the time and ravenously eat carrots like a rabbit with rabies.

      I don’t know about the avoidance of food with lots of fat or sugar. Surely avoid junk food with a lot of saturated fats, not just because you quit smoking marijuana but on a regular basis, so you can eat healthier. I don’t see any problem in eating the good kind of fats that your body needs (your organs) like olive (olives and olive oils), avocado, nuts, fish...
      And you would need a lot of sugar (carbs) especially if you do a couple hours of calisthenics.
      Weight training is anaerobic so fat burning shuts down because it’s very intense and you could never get enough oxygen to use body fat. Your body has to use blood sugar, which is why you need to eat before so you get enough energy.
      Make sure you have a good high carbs meal one or two hours before you weight train.

      Do not use detox kits. You’d get the same results with natural diuretic food, some of them are very healthy (the cabbage family) and have no side effect.

      Diuretics are drinks like alcohol (my son who does not drink, asked me if he could drink my beer while quitting marijuana), tea (anything with caffeine like coffee), cranberry juice, and food like cucumbers, watermelons, fresh tomatoes, asparagus, artichokes, beets, carrots, lettuce, raw onions, oats, melon, celery, parsley and any veggie from the cabbage family...cabbage, Brussels sprouts, broccoli, Chinese broccoli (kay-lan), Chinese cabbage (bok choy), cress, cauliflower, turnips, kale, collard greens, mustard , canola (rapeseed), radish, horseradish, rutabaga, and hybrids like broccoflower (broccoli/cauliflower...green cauliflower and also Romanesco broccoli) or broccolini (broccoli/kay-lan) and 15 others...

      I usually eat diuretics with salty food as to not have to fight dehydration by having to drink too much water and also be bothered by having to pee a lot. You’re not peeing more because you drink more water but because of the effect of the diuretics and drinking more water just helps you not dehydrate (to avoid chapped lips and dry skin...).
      This is why some recipes have ingredients that complete one another. For example, cabbage is a diuretic so you have to eat it with something very salty in order to not dehydrate, like the “corned beef and cabbage” recipe I cook for St. Patrick’s Day...or sauerkraut/sausage combination, cauliflower/ham casserole, adding ham/bacon to your lettuce, tomato, onion sandwich, crunchy celery in your tuna salad, salty vinaigrette with artichokes or asparagus. If you eat a fresh tomato like an apple, biting into it (a good organic one, not tasteless commercial ones), it will taste much better with some salt, same with radishes, as your body knows that those are powerful diuretics.
      If you eat/drink sodium separately from your diuretics (as you don’t add salt to your tea!), try to do it before and not after. I cannot drink tea without having something containing sodium beforehand (anything salty or things like V8, cheese, any canned veggies like carrots, peas or green beans, tomato juice...).

      (End of my answer coming next...)


chinese detox tea

Body Cleanse Detox

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    How to do a full body cleanse and or detox?
    I know there are some homemade ones which is what I want like I heard of the lemonizing body cleanse what is it and if I can make it how do I please do not give,me any fu facts or any warnings I just need a body cleansing detox ''recipie ''

    • ANSWER:

  2. QUESTION:
    I'd like to start a body cleanse/detox and don't know where to start?
    I am interested in starting a nutritional body cleansing or body detox sort of program. I'd like to mainly focus on the digestive track, liver, intestines, etc. Does anyone know of a good plan or some sort of kit that I could get started with?? If so, can you give me links so I can read more about them?

    • ANSWER:
      The BEST possible body clean/detox is the lemon fast.
      You take 12 tablespoons fresh squeezed lemon juice
      12 tablespoons grade B maple syrup
      1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
      60oz. water.
      Mix them together and only drink it every day, dont eat or drink anything else for three days and it will definitly cleanse your whole body. You will feel so much better, and your body will thank you.

  3. QUESTION:
    Has anyone tried EverClense Body Cleansing detox?
    I hear the evercleanse body cleansing detox ads on the radio and I want to try it? Have you tried and it and does it work?

    • ANSWER:
      I have tried it and it worked very well. I lost 10 pounds, and all the excess "crap" vanished. I felt 1000 times better, had more energy and my skin cleared up. It is a fiber based product, so it is NOT dangerous.

      Since I feel better and have more energy, I actually feel like working out and eating right. So it is a great way to get a jump start on being in shape and healthy.

  4. QUESTION:
    What are some body cleanses or detox?
    I need to do my annually body cleanse.I'm tired of the Master cleanse,any other types of body cleanses or detox?

    • 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. Your intestines are clean unless you use large amounts of muscle relaxers, or have serious digestive illness.

  5. QUESTION:
    What is the best detox/ body cleanse system out there?
    I am trying to improve my nutrition habits by eating natural and organic foods but to begin, I'd like to do a body cleanse/flush or detox. There are a lot of options available but I would like the most gentle and safe option. Preferably something with medical approval. Thanks for your help!

    • ANSWER:
      threenorns 5-step cleansing process for a healthy mind and body

      this is 100% guaranteed safe and effective:

      1. drink minimum 2litres fresh clean water daily
      2. eat wholesome, nutritious food
      2b bin the junk - anything from a box, a packet, or a take-out menu, get rid of it.
      3. throw out your alarm clock. go to bed at a time that allows you to awake naturally at the time you need to be up.
      4. get rid of chemical crap in your house - not just tobacco smoke, lose the cleaners and antibacterials. you can get 100% of your house clean and sanitized using: baking soda, vinegar, a cut lemon, and a steam cleaner.
      5. 30 minutes brisk activity every day, without fail.

      quite frankly, anything else out there, the only "cleansing" you'll get done is the inside of your wallet.

      if you MUST spend money on a cleansing process, follow my tried-and-true system and send a donation to your local animal shelter.

  6. QUESTION:
    What are some good foods and juices for a detox?
    I was thinking about doing a body cleansing detox, yet I have no clue where I should start when it comes to foods and juices I should eat and drink for the detox. Does anyone have any suggestions on what I should do?

    • ANSWER:
      Pure leaf white tea.

  7. QUESTION:
    I am looking for a total body detox?
    I've never done this before and I feel like crap, I eat healthy, Love fruit n veggies. I eat whole grain I run every day and I just feel- nasty for some reason. I was thinking of a total body cleanse/detox, preferably all-natural and not just colon cleanse- I want whole body. Who has done this and has a favorite?

    • ANSWER:
      I am currently on a brand called Isagenix and it's working great for me so far. A few of the things kind of taste odd but you get used to it really fast. IMO best cleanse i have tried. It is a full months worth of cleanse/meals and worth every damn penny haha. It is super easy to follow and you arent completely restricted.

      Its 2 of the meal replacement shakes + 1 reasonable meal per day, along side 2 small pills and a glass of the detox powder.

      for 2 days during the month you do a fasting cleanse meaning you don't eat anything and you just have the drinks, but if you really want have some raw veggies or some fruit, but don't have too much otherwise it is pointless.

      Check it out: http://www.isagenix.com/us/en/home.dhtml?AspxAutoDetectCookieSupport=1

      Hope after your cleanse you feel good.
      Good luck!

  8. QUESTION:
    What is a good body cleanse/detox?
    A friend and I are going to try to get healthier this summer, so we're starting off by (hopefully) doing a body cleanse/detox. We've seen them on T.V. before where you can get loads of toxins out of your body by doing the cleanse and eating organically. We're looking to buy one at Walmart or Walgreens, and we were just wondering what brand is the best to go with. Does anyone know? Has anyone had a really positive experience with one of these types of things?

    • ANSWER:
      You would be a lot healthier and happier if you skip the whole detox/colon cleansing thing, and simply ate a healthy balanced diet. You are not a walking bag of toxins, despite what the makers of those things would like you to believe. Your colon is a self cleaning set up to start with, providing you eat properly. You don't have pockets of stuff hanging out in there, unless you had diverticulitis- in which case diarrhea is the last thing you'd need. And diarrhea isn't anybody's friend. Colon cleansers are nothing except high priced laxatives, and the only thing that gets clean is your bank account. You have some of the most efficient filters known already built in as well, you call them your kidneys and liver. They remove the majority of "toxins" from you all the time. Nothing you eat or drink is going to leach things like heavy metals out of your body either. That process, called chelation, is a nasty procedure that requires some pretty noxious chemicals that have to be given to you intravenously, in the hospital, and under the eye of doctors with specialized training. You also don't have to eat an all organic diet either, although you can if you like- there's no evidence that it is any healthier for you than regular food. What counts most is the freshness of the produce, and how well balanced your diet is overall. Do your body a favor and skip the whole cleansing/detox regimen. If you want to clean something, stick to your outsides and the windows. Spend your money buying fresh food from the farmer's market, and generally eating an overall well balanced diet, higher in whole grains and veggies, light on the red meat and fat. That will do a lot more to keep you healthy than a strange concoction meant to give you diarrhea.

  9. QUESTION:
    Is dangerous to take diet pills and Detox at the same time?
    Is it dangerous for me to take fat burning get pills and also drink complete body cleansing detox at the same time?

    • ANSWER:
      Probably more silly than dangerous.
      Fat burning pills do not burn fat. Only movement, exercise does that. They depend on caffeine, or it's equivalent, to make you feel more alert (or anxious), so you might just get up and exercise.

      Detox is a myth, we are not full of toxins, our body and our colon are self cleansing.
      So called detox stuff tends to depend on laxative ingredients, which upset the normal flora in a healthy colon.

  10. 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.

  11. 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!

  12. QUESTION:
    How can I detox my body?
    I've been reading into this body cleansing/detox thing, and I would like to give it a try. I have heard that a week long fruit & vegetable juice diet is one way to go. Does anybody have some advice or experience they could share?

    • ANSWER:
      eating detoxifying veggies anfd fruits is a great way to start...cut out fats and dairy and drink LOTS of water. water alone can help to move fibre thru your system and hydrate your bodya nd to flush out everything. it really makes a difference.

  13. QUESTION:
    What do you think about body cleanses and detoxes?
    I ordered a cleanse to take, I am pretty excited to see how I feel afterwards. Has anyone done a cleanse/detox before? What are your experiences?

    • ANSWER:
      I used a colon cleanse awhile back and had a good experience
      by colonix. I actually felt 'lighter' after the cleanse which lasted for about 30 days.

      If you want to do it on your own, buy psyillium husk which is like a superfiber. Drink lots of water and eat fruits and veggies for a week or 2, that will clean out your system pretty good.

      Other good cleanses Ive heard of is bowltrol or oxypowder.

  14. QUESTION:
    Does anyone know how to naturally cleanse/detox the body without purchasing a product?
    I want something or things I can buy and put together like ingredients or liquids to cleanse/detox my body without spending a fortune or relying on a product online unless someone knows of a guarenteed product. I have bowl back-up and need to cleanse all my insides.

    • ANSWER:
      I know a number of people who have followed the program below with great results:

      http://therawfoodsite.com/mastercleanse.htm

  15. QUESTION:
    anybody know of a body cleanse/detox i can do with home ingridients?
    im looking for something to cleanse/detox my body.
    i think i heard of green tea, and something with lemon.

    let me know of any.

    • ANSWER:
      yes green tea is good also there is the liver cleanse..its a 1/2 lemon lemon juice in a glass of water each morning before breakfast for a week.

  16. QUESTION:
    What can I use to Detox your body?
    I want to give my body a cleanse. Detox from all the junk I eat , drink and put in my body.

    • ANSWER:
      you can do a vegetable juice cleanse, lemon cleanse fruit juice cleanse, water cleanse, tea cleanse for the fruit and veggie one you'll need a juicer.

      good luck

  17. 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....

  18. QUESTION:
    How early before event should I do 7 day full-body cleanse?
    I have a special event coming up in late July that I need to look great for. Should I do a full body cleanse this coming week and workout really hard for a month or should I do it vise versa by working out really hard for a month and then cleansing the week before my event?! Thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      Cleansing is a waste of time and an unhealthy thing to do according the health experts.

      Detox dieting is a myth. 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 be replaced very quickly.

      Check out the following references because you've probably been getting your information from unreliable sources.

      "'Cleansing' diets may be worthless"
      http://www.webmd.com/diet/features/detox-diets-purging-myths

      "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,"
      http://www.medicinenet.com/script/main/art.asp?articlekey=64306

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

      "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’t waste your money...follow a healthy,
      balanced lifestyle instead."
      Ref: http://www.lee-county.com/gov/dept/HumanResources/Wellness_Newsletters/Aug%2008.pdf

      You can find your own links debunking the detox diets, master cleanses, and other such nonsense by Googling "detox diet myth" or searching USA.gov for your appropriate key words.

      The way to detox is to stop ingesting toxins and let your body cleanse itself naturally. If you have, for example, THC in your blood from smoking pot, there is no food, no flush, no purge, no cleanse that will make it go away. Your body will catabolize or excrete it naturally given sufficient time. 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.

      Good luck and good health!!

  19. 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.

  20. QUESTION:
    How to do a body cleanse in a healthy way?
    I want to do a body cleanse to rid my body of toxins but I don't want to starve myself to do it... any at home cleanses that are easy? or something similar to a cleanse?

    • ANSWER:
      There are supplements that you can take to detox your body. You can take individual supplements of Wheat Grass, Dandelion and Beet. Or, you can take an all in one pill like Slimatrol.

      You should try to detox from metals, artificial ingredients and overload of traditional nutrients.
      Along with taking supplements, also consider juicing or greening.

      Juicing is simply eating only liquids for a period of 1 - 3 weeks. The liquid contains only fruits and veggies, like celery, beet, blackberries, pear, spinach and cabbage. Blend together and drink this everyday. Take along with your Dandelion or Slimatrol.

      Greening is also easy. Greening is simply eating a green food shake 1 -2 times a day and nothing else. It should contain superfoods, like Spirulina and Chlorella. Your body will show the difference. You can find a great shake at Vitamin Shoppe or Trader Joes. Mix with Coconut Water and take with your supplement. Your body will look great.

  21. QUESTION:
    What is the role of creatine monhydrate in body cleansing products?
    At my work they have body cleansing drinks, particaularly aimed towards using prior to a drug test, though not claimed.

    Creatine monohydrate is the first ingredient on the list, followed by a megadose of B vits.

    • ANSWER:
      That doesn't make sense as creatine will hold water, the opposite of detox.

  22. QUESTION:
    What is the best body cleanse detox out there?
    I've 40yrs old and never did one. I've been experiencing low immune system (always sick, fatigue, no energy) for several years now. I work-out, started running, diet consist of vegetables/fruits, herbal teas, trying to drink more water. All of the detox remedies gear towards weight loss. I would like to know one best to clean out 40 yrs of toxins! Thanks for your help!

    • ANSWER:
      You may try out master cleanse which has already worked for many throughout the world. More information about it can be found at the resource.

  23. QUESTION:
    Does the following listing provide and efficient body cleansing or "detox"?
    Does the following listing provide and efficient body cleansing or "detox"?
    Buckthorn bark, triphala powder(amla, chebulic, myrobalan, belleric myrobalan) acidolphilus bifidus, fennel seed, foenugreek powder, papaya, ginger extract, barberry root, celery powder, peppermint, rose hips.

    The ingredients are combined in a pill, but I want to know if it will "detox" the liver, kidney, and muscles?

    • ANSWER:
      Thats a really strange and large combination.
      You didnt say specifically what your health concern is but in general it is best to avoid products that are heavily advertised over the net eg:products specifically saying things like Acaicleanse or detox formula etc.Some are ok but some arnt,so best to avoid things like you find at the first couple of entries of google(paid ads) or things which have free trials or credit card offers/autoship.
      Its best to see a N.d/Naturopath/Herbalist or at least purchase from companies that are health/herbal interested & have good quality standards & know about herbs and not just profit focused.

      Briefly-

      Buckthorn bark used as laxative.
      ↓Triphala=G.I disorders,liver disorders.
      amalaki
      haritaki
      bibhitaki
      Acidophilus bifidus is a probiotic for good bacteria.
      Fennel seed is used for gas,increasing breast milk.
      Fenugreek is used for lowering triglycerides amongst other things.
      Papaya is used for enzymes.
      Ginger for some types of nausea and rheumatoid arthritis.
      European Barberry is used for kidneys,antimicrobial etc.
      Celery powder for diuretic,arthritis,potassium,blood pressure.
      Peppermint is used for sore throat,headaches,IBS etc.
      Rose Hips i dont find much value in personally.

      They are also used for other things too.

      This tablet i dont find a well thought out formula with just different things thrown in together like a bad recipe.

  24. QUESTION:
    Will a detox help me get a tight belly?
    I want to lose my belly fat and was wondering if I use a body cleansing detox will help with that. Will taking the detox and doing exercises make me get a tight belly fast?

    • ANSWER:
      You are really just looking at a painful and drawn out way to empty your entire digestive tract. So you will have a flatter stomach but you will not lose any of the subcutaneous fat there.
      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!
      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.

  25. QUESTION:
    Can you give me a simple 2 week body cleanse process to do?
    I was told of a body detox that only required eating meat for 2 weeks and drinking water. Nothing else. What do you think of this detox?

    • ANSWER:
      u should do the colon cleanse. u cant have meat but the results are great. if u sometimes feel bloated when ur not on your period it means ur colon needs cleaning. my cousin did it for a month and went she used the bathroom everything came out. all the stuff that was in her colon was now gone. and she felt amazing afterword

  26. QUESTION:
    Can i stack a complete body cleanse with hydroxycut hardcore x?
    i wanna lose some weight before spring break. i workout regularly and run and play lots of basketball. i was advised to do a complete body cleanse and get on some hydroxycut im wondering if i should do the cleanse first or if i can do them at the same time?

    • ANSWER:
      Justin -
      Detoxing and cleansing have absolutely no medical benefit and are in fact harmful to the dietary tract and internal organs. There is no "build up" of bad plaque in a normal system. Our bodies "detox" 24 hours a day through respiration, sweat, liver, and kidneys.
      We can help detox naturally 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. Extreme detoxing diets or supplements actually flush out the beneficial bacteria and enzymes in the digestive system.
      As for Hydroxycut it is nothing but a reformulated mix of herbs - at a premium price.
      One manufacturer had to pay back million for making unsubstantiated claims.
      The original formula was banned by the FDA.

      "On May 1, 2009, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a warning after some Hydroxycut products were linked to liver damage, rhabdomyolysis, and at least one death. The manufacturer then recalled the products. Shortly after the recall, Hydroxycut was "reformulated" with reportedly some different ingredients and placed back for sale."
      Good luck.

  27. 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.

  28. QUESTION:
    What is the best body cleansing/detox product out there on the market?
    best product to help cleanse the liver, kidney, colon & intestines?

    • ANSWER:
      Don't buy any of those products that claim to do that. Water and eating right is the only way to cleanse stuff from your body that you put there in the first place.

      You need to take a drug test. That is the only reason people try these things. You still have to wait the 3 to 6 weeks for the drugs to pass from your system.

  29. QUESTION:
    What body cleanse (detox) would be the best to use?
    I am wanting to cleanse my body and am just wondering if anyone has any recommendations, guides, instructions, and so on. the more information the better. Thank-You!

    • ANSWER:
      I am glad you asked. Detoxing your body is essentially important, but you have to be very careful. On the web in in the stores are a lot of products and many of them have side effects. Also be sure the product you are going to use is completely natural. That would be the best choice. Also read guideline section before using it. There are some cases you shouldn't use, for example if diarrhea, or abdominal pain. Long time usage may have unpleasant results. One of the best you can try is CLEANSTART a Nature's Sunshine product. It is coming in 2 flavors APPLE/CINNAMON and WILDBERRY. Please check those links: http://www.boostherbs.com/ProductDetails.aspx?stockno=3992-6 or http://www.boostherbs.com/ProductDetails.aspx?stockno=3993-8.
      Have a great day

  30. QUESTION:
    How to cleanse my body in a natural and fast way?
    I want to know what's the best way to CLEANSE or DETOX my body (all organs). I'm going through vigorous training, so I need to eat, that's why the faster the method, the better. I was going to try the "Master Cleanse" but it's a 10 day fast and I don't now if I can do it...My goal is to reset my body, have everything clean to where all my nutrients are being absorbed properly, and processed well. Thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      Take psyllium husk and coconut oil before every meal. This is a very gentle but effective colon cleanse. The psyllium husk is pure fibre and will 'scrub' the inside walls of your digestive tract. The coconut oil lubricates everything so foods passes through more easily and is also antibacterial and antifungal so it cleans. Also regularly eat foods that are high in Probiotics. I like kefir (strawberry flavour tastes like a fruit smoothie!) But yogurt and fermented vegetables are also good sources. Good bacteria helps you digest better

      Drink bitter teas after each meal. This may not sound pleasant but bitter foods stimulate your liver and help strengthen it so it works better. Look for ingredients like dandelion, burdock, milk thistle, licorise, cinnamon, etc. Don't take capsules, they are way less effective

      Drink lots of water, this flushes out your urinary tract (kidneys, etc). If your tap water has fluoride added, drink bottled instead. Fluoride is a chemical that is not good for you! If your water is fluoride-free but contains chlorine, boil it or leave it out overnight. The chlorine will evaporate and leave your water clean but chemical free

      And obviously, if you really want to detox, you should avoid putting more 'toxins' in your body. This means you should avoid all drugs (including pain killers, cold meds, etc), alcohol, caffeine, and processed foods

  31. QUESTION:
    should i do this before I start my fitness training?
    do you think that starting with year off with a body cleansing is a good idea (detox) before using other supplements before lifting? I saw an item at GNC that is a 7 day cleansing.

    • ANSWER:
      Yes thats a good ideal!

  32. QUESTION:
    How about that master body cleanse?
    Soooo, has anyone done the master body cleanse? If so, did it work well and did you lose weight from it?

    • ANSWER:
      Hi Sharea -
      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. It took me some time to figure it out but 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.
      You may lose a pound or two of body fat. So it does work. but it does not change your SIZE. Once you start eating again you just replace all the missing food in the system. Pour the soda out of a bottle and the shape of the bottle doesn't change does it?
      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.

  33. QUESTION:
    Is it necessary to do a body cleanse?
    I have read a few articles on cleansing and have done a few cleanses in the past but I would like to know if it is necessary or helpful to even do a body cleanse?
    The cleanse am using is suppose to detox my kidney, liver, colon and circulatory system but some people have told me that your liver and kidneys etc don't need cleansing.

    • ANSWER:
      These people have told you the truth. Each day, eat multi-grain bread, fresh or tinned fruit, keep your fluids up, and your organs know how to clean themselves!

  34. QUESTION:
    Should i do a colon cleanse before a whole body detox/cleanse?
    I've heard that a colon cleanse was necessary if your trying to get healthier. I've heard about a cellular cleanse, total body cleanse, toxin removals and a colon cleanse. Which is the.best and where can I find out better info on all these.

    • ANSWER:
      Do the colon cleanse first, it will be easier to do the whole body cleanse. Also consider a Gallbladder/liver cleanse and candida cleanse.
      It's easy to do these and you can find the steps on line for the GB cleanse. Google Hulda Clark. She has the best one.

  35. 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!!!!

  36. QUESTION:
    what should i do to speed my bodys natural detox method up?
    i have had answers telling me that detox kits at gnc and online will not work to clean marijuana/thc out of your system. is there anyway i can maybe speed up my bodys natural cleansing method? drinking water/cranberry juice or taking daily vitamins i heard can help. im about 170 lbs and have normal level of body fat, but i have smoked for a while now...

    • ANSWER:
      Hydration, A high fiber low fat diet and maintain exercise regimen.
      If smoking for a while means frequently for longer than a month then it will take a month and this will help the cleanse. If your asking a how to speed the cleanse for a test less than a month away it depends on how long you have to cleanse. Erowid.org is a good place to search.

  37. 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

  38. QUESTION:
    How can I cleanse my body in 1 week to feel healthier?
    I'm looking for a plan that cleanses and detoxes my body in one week so I can just feel healthier and better about my body. any suggestions?

    • ANSWER:
      nope sorry

  39. 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.

  40. QUESTION:
    What are some all natural ways to detox ones body?
    Looking for a natural body cleansing solution.
    Natural meaning only things that come from the earth.

    • ANSWER:
      First you have to get yourself a liver. These things are difficult to catch but lucky people have one develop spontaneously. Second, you have to breathe. It keeps you alive. Third, eat food and drink water. It assists breathing with keeping you alive. Finally, just stand there. The liver does the rest.

  41. QUESTION:
    Any one day body cleanse recipes?
    I am in good shape, already eat healthy but am looking for a one to two day body cleanse recipe.

    • ANSWER:
      Drinking just water and herbal teas for one day is a good way to detox. If you want to do it longer, you can add a day eating only melon. Cantaloupe (rock melon), which is both warming and a good laxative, and/or water melon which is cooling and is very good both both the liver and the kidneys, and if you are experienced in fasting, you can practically stay on this diet for several days.
      Or go on a banana day, which is good for detoxification, removing drug deposits from the medulla in the brain and rebuilding worn body tissue.

  42. QUESTION:
    How to cleanse/detox your body of marijuana and nicotine?
    Other than water and working out, what else can clean nicotine out of your body. i heard vitamin c was really good. any other suggestions?

    • ANSWER:
      Stop using illegal drugs!

  43. QUESTION:
    What is a good natural Body cleanser?
    I want to start off the new year with eating heathy and getting heathy... i want to to do a body cleansing, I've heard of something like Chyanne pepper maple syrpe lemon juice and something else ! am not sure, does anyone have any tips or experinces they can share?

    • ANSWER:
      Drink several ounces of FRESH ORGANIC wheatgrass. Most quality health stores will have it. It can be kind of expensive, but its extremely healthy and can work as a detox. Good luck getting healthier!

  44. 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.

  45. QUESTION:
    What is the best way to detox your body?
    I can't take these grainy drinks, any advice? I want to cleanse and detox, hopefully lose weight in the process, to jump start healthy eating and exercise.

    Thanks in advance!

    • ANSWER:
      green tea and other kinds of herbal tea.

  46. QUESTION:
    Best diet cleanse to kickoff a healthy diet for weightloss?
    I want to start eating healthier, exercising more, and loose weight. I want to try a cleanse or detox to kick off my diet, any suggestions on ones that have worked? If so, what were your results?

    • ANSWER:
      Thecleanse 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. the 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.and if you need any more help check out my diet blog .

  47. QUESTION:
    Is there such thing as a safe, healthy cleanse?
    I understand that colon cleanses are generally believed to be harmful, but is there such things as healthy body cleanse? I am not trying to lose weight, but I am attracted to the idea of helping my body to detox itself. I aspire to commit to some major lifestyle changes to improve my health.

    • ANSWER:
      Yes! Try the "Clean" program. It's very safe and has a lot of good backup research about how it works and why it's effective. It's a long cleanse, but not one where you need to juice or starve yourself.

  48. 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

  49. QUESTION:
    What is the best body cleanse/detox have you ever used?

    What exactly is the lemon detox?

    And what acai product would you recommend most?

    • ANSWER:
      Don't eat any dairy products. Drink tea and Acai Berry juice, and eat oatmeal and metamuscil. Cleans you out like none other.

      A lemon detox includes drinking lemonade and eating lemons. The acid in lemons helps with digestion and speeds up the metabolism when eaten habitually.

      If you are looking for good Acai products I recommend trying a local Whole Foods store. You'll get the Acai berry antioxidant juice without all the sugar found in mainstream store brands. I'm still trying to pick a favorite, but I'll get back to you later.

      Also try some dietary supplements, and eat tons of leafy greens like spinach.

  50. 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.


body cleanse detox

Body Cleansing Diet For Women

Human Chorionic Gonadotropin is a naturally occurring hormone produced in the placenta in a pregnant woman. In fact, this hormone plays a vital role in controlling the metabolic function of the body during pregnancy period. But after extensive studies made by scientists, a HCG diet menu has been developed for different weight loss programs.

HCG diet menu consists of three phase. The first phase of HCG diet plan is sort of an introductory phase in which your body to get use to different types of intakes such increased daily water intake, walking for about one hour daily at any convenient time (most probably in the morning) and going through body cleansing process by adopting recommended HCG diet supplements. In most of the cases professional dieters also advise for eating apples and breadfruit on a daily basis in the first phase.

Second phase of HCG diet menu usually starts after three days. In the second phase, you need to increase you food take substantially. Also in the second phase it is advised to dieter to eat anything and everything. This exercise of excess eating increases overall energy of the person for the next couple of weeks. After first three days, the 500 calorie diet, known as VLCD or very low calorie diet has started. Different HCG diet menus have bit different plans but having the same purpose in them that is to reduce the weight of the dieter. Second phase of HCG diet menu can go for 25 to 45 days depending on the individual situation that how much one wants to lose his or her weight.

Third phase of HCG diet menu usually consists of controlled diet plan. In the third phase, a dieter need to adjust his food intake plus he only has to eat normal, healthy foods. In the third phase, only foods, which do not contain artificial sweetener or sugar is recommended. The third phase also limit dieter from easting any fast food and cold drinks as usually these two types of foods may contain a high level of artificial sweeteners or other ingredients, which may jeopardize all the exercise which a dieter has done over the past couple of weeks.

Post HCT diet maintenance phase is the last and final stage of any HCG diet menu. The last and fourth stage starts when a dieter succeeds in reducing his weight to some extent. The fourth stage is a continuous plan for a dieter in which he continues to eat healthy food, which helps him to maintain his weight at a desirable level. Nevertheless to mention here that a daily work out even simple walk for a mere one hour help a lot to maintain a healthy lifestyle along with healthy-food intake on a daily basis.

It is particularly important to note that there is various HCG diet menu available with experience professionals and physicians those specializing in HCG diet. Every HCG diet menu has its own benefits from which you can advantage over the time.

You may come across with VLCD of 500 calories per day and some physicians also recommend VLCD plan of 800 calories per day. All HCG diet menus give positive results provided that dieter remain stick to his diet plan and follow the instructions strictly. It is always advisable to take expert opinion of your doctor before you start any HCG diet menu because every menu cannot give 100% results to everyone but with the consultation of your physicians and by choosing right HCG diet menu plan, you may achieve your desired results.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    How often do internal body cleanses need to be repeated?
    Also, when is it safe to begin another one? The particular one I am talking about is the Woman's Renew Internal Body Cleanse by Yerba Prima.

    • ANSWER:
      As often as you need it.
      If you don't eat a lot of processed foods and/or have a lot of fiber in your diet, you probably don't need a body cleanse very often at all.... maybe once every year or two.

      If you eat a lot of processed foods, you may need one every 4-6 months or so to keep clean... but I'd recommend just having some more fiber in your daily diet.

  2. QUESTION:
    Would a change in my diet for the better change my bowel movements for the worse?
    About a week ago I changed my diet up. Eating a bit more clean, less processed foods. Drinking more water, also excersizing more. And my bowel movements are really inconsistant. I used to poop maybe once a day (if that) but today its not even 5 oclock in the evening and I've pooped about 4 times. Could this just be my body cleansing itself? Or what?

    • ANSWER:
      More water is the best change, especially for females. Women should drink 8 glasses of water a day and pee every 2 hours to keep your urinary system flushed and prevent UTI's.

      More water also helps you poo. How often you go depends mostly on what you eat. "Normal" can be anywhere from 3 times a day to 3 times a week. It's whatever is normal for you.

      If you feel like you're not going enough I'd recommend a warm water enema. I'd recommend one about once a week or if you haven't gone for 3 days or more. It works in a few minutes and doesn't cause cramps or "accidents" like laxatives can.

      Stay away from fiber supplements, they're an expensive scam. It's like eating sawdust. Fiber stuffs your colon full and forces you to go. They can cause constipation in many people. (including me)

  3. QUESTION:
    How much weight can I lose in two months on a 1500 calorie diet? And do I really have to drink 64oz of water?
    I'm on a 1500 calorie diet. I write everything down that I eat. I treat it like a checkbook. I'm not drinking the recommended 64oz a day of water. And I still eat bread. Is it possible to lose at least 20lbs in the next two months?
    And I workout 3 times a week too! Forgot to mention that!

    • ANSWER:
      the key to losing weight is burning more calories than you take in. most people don't lose weight from dieting alone, especially women. you have to throw exercise into the mix. so by you saying you're only eating 1500 calories a day, it doesn't really mean anything.. i usually eat about 800 calories worth of food a day, and i lost about 8 pounds at first when i started that, but then i hit a plateau.. and nothing more would come off without exercising! and yes! water is VERY important. 64 ounces sounds like a lot, but it's really not.. just drink as much as you can stand to start with and work your way up. it helps cleanse the body of impurities. oh, and no calories is also a plus lol (: luck with your diet. they're hard, but very rewarding! <3

  4. QUESTION:
    Can you suggest some good lotions for body/face and also products for hair loss?
    I was looking for some good body and face lotions/creams/moisturizers. Also, my hair is thinning as it falls almost everyday.Can you please suggest some good products for both? Thanks in advance!

    • ANSWER:
      Vaseline Intensive Lotion or Cetaphil. For face, Oil of Olay, the orig. pink bottle.

      For hair loss, find the cause, before you find solution. Eliminate them and your hair will improve.
      Find the cause before you find solution. Eliminate the cause and your hair will improve.

      Reasons why that might have happened, below is a short form of why.

      1. During the last 3 years, OK 2, how have you been styling or have you been straightening & dyeing or highlighting your hair?
      Google FDA website Hair dye & relaxers. Those are 75% the reason why.

      2. Have you been taking supplements or using hair oil? Supplements ( billions are wasted and could hurt your lungs, liver, organs even HAIR LOSS). FDA has found that from face creams to soaps and other items of personal care, cosmetics companies are taking the general public for a ride. Oil could be coming from eels or shark. Another 5% why. CNN, Slate, Consumer Reports, MSN, YAHOO have posted them online for years how people spend billion per year on vitamins and supplements.  According to Everyday Health, here's an article that will tell you why . . . those PRODUCTS by any other name do NOT WORK.  It is false advertisements. Google: Are Supplements Good For You? About 3,350,000,000 results results (0.13 seconds).  Google: Are vitamins & supplements good for you? About 230,000,000 results (0.14 seconds) Some can actually shorten your life! The Food & Drug do not approve of them!

      3. Have you been stressed out or changed your diet? Genetics of balding runs in your family? Another 10% why.

      4. Have you been taking medications with testosterone, certain antidepressants, menopause, anti-acne? Even birth control pills can cause hair loss. The medication most often prescribed for thyroid disorders can actually cause hair loss. Another 10% why you have hair falls. All medicines may cause side effects, but many people have no, or minor, side effects.
      5. Google "Boise teen goes on Today Show to talk about losing her hair." She's got Alopecia, 100% why you have hair loss.

      Dove hairfall facts:
      1. Humidity makes hair dry and brittle, leading to hairfall
      2. Colouring the hair damages the hair strands leading to breakage
      3. Pollution is also an unseen killer of healthy hair
      4. Tangled hair is the most common reason for hair fall
      5. While shampooing cleanses your hair, regular conditioning is required for adequate moisturization. Regular use of conditioner post shampoo also solves the problem of entangling which is the major cause of hairfall.
      For women: A simple blood test can reveal the root of the problem. Unfortunately, those who do see a physician right away make the mistake of going to a dermatologist rather than their primary care physician. Most dermatologists will review the physical signs of hair loss and diagnose it as female pattern baldness.  Your primary care physician will run tests to diagnose the problem so you can take steps to correct it.

      Eliminate cause and your hair will improve. Not overnight, it could take weeks, months, even years, since it took that long to start the hair loss.

      If you think they're from your beauty or hair products:
      Take it back to where you bought it.
      Stop using it ASAP.
      You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs & cosmetics to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

      Google: Glossary of Hair Loss Terms. There are 179 entries in this glossary. Stress is just one of the 179 listed.
      Again, a simple rule of thumb: Look for the American Hair Loss Association seal when considering purchasing any product or service to treat your hair loss.

      > > > ONE treatment called DNCB -- applying an ointment that burns the scalp in hopes of stimulating hair growth. It was a treatment so painful that her head was at times left feeling raw.

      Negative experienced: Advance Hair Studio - Fraud Company posted 1-8-12 & others.

  5. QUESTION:
    How can I lose weight on my lower half of my body?
    I have lost around 35lbs and it seems that I have only lost weight on the top half of my body. You can basically see and count my ribs at the moment, but my bottom half seems the same as it was 35lbs ago. It looks really strange. How can I lose weight on my bottom half?

    • ANSWER:
      Despite all the information out there, I still hear this kind of question quite frequently. "I really can’t lose weight off my lower body and my butt in particular. Well anymore weight is more accurate since I have made some progress. What should I do?"

      How about this one that is common for women that train. Have you ever found yourself in this type of situation and making these kinds of statements to yourself?

      "I am 31, five foot six and 127 pounds, which I am sure sounds fine to you, but not to me. I have tried everything to get down to 120. Currently I walk 3 times a week for 40 minutes and do 300 crunches and pilates everyday. My upper body is really nice and tight and small. It is my lower body that wont move. Very fat legs, butt and big upper thighs. I am a size 5 on top and a 7 or 8 on the bottom. I hate it so much. I am getting tired of eating less and less and still no weight is coming off. And I do eat very clean. How do I fix this? What should I do to get that perfect lower body?"

      One of my favourites is how often people think that sauna's are a weight loss tool.

      "I like to sit in the sauna for about a half an hour when I go to the gym. Would it be better for me to lose weight and inches in my glutes and upper thighs if I go in the sauna before I do my weights and cardio, or after my work out?"

      Let me address the fist issue, give an answer and work my way down.

      As far as someone being on a program of yoga and pilates and not seeing results this is my opinion. I am guessing it is a problem with resistance training and possibly the fact that the person is not eating enough. Extremely great physiques require extreme workouts. Pilates and yoga and other activities are great for staying in shape and increasing health but cannot produce the VISUAL extremes that resistance training combined with dedicated cardio does.

      Now for using the sauna as a tool for losing weight off your lower body and glutes. It doesn’t really matter when you do it because all you are losing is water weight through perspiration. As soon as you drink some water after, your right back where you started. The benefits of the sauna are mostly in the relaxation and cleansing.

      The last point I would like to address is how many calories you are eating. If you have reduced your caloric intake too much, you will never lose fat off your upper thighs. There is a guideline of going no lower than 1100 calories unless advised by a doctor. Even when doctors use this for their own reasons in extremely obese patients, I cringed. Taking in less than this puts you in starvation mode and the only thing your body cares about is retaining and saving all the calories it can so you continue to live!

      Eat balanced, small meals and for someone like yourself, you should be eating around 1715 calories when active and go no lower than 1372 in extreme dieting cases.

  6. QUESTION:
    How an obese women 90kg to lose weight fast?
    how to burn fat quick and lose weight safely? diet alone is not enough. exercise is difficult to maintain. any guide or product recommendation?

    • ANSWER:
      For weight loss, dieting is more effective than exercising.

      Perhaps you could try The Great Australian Diet discussed below.

      Created by Australian health guru Dr John Tickell, the Great Australian Diet is touted as a return to natural foods and natural eating patterns. Tickell, an obstetrician turned sports medicine specialist, claims that after travelling the world and studying foods, he has discovered several simple rules which can help anyone lose weight healthily.

      He describes the Great Australian Diet as "anti-Atkins, anti-CSIRO" and emphasises the importance of carbohydrates in the diet, saying that the "two most important foods we eat -fruits and vegetables- are carbohydrates". Dr John also criticises the low GI diet because, he says, it frightens people off eating carbs.

      The Great Australian Diet is actually rather complicated, and may not be as easy to follow as Dr Tickell seems to think. First of all, he replaces the glycemic index with the HI, or 'Human Interference' factor. This means that foods which have been highly processed, such as salami, white bread and white rice, are considered unhealthy, and are replaced by unprocessed alternatives- raw and lightly cooked vegetables, fish, especially deep water fish and sardines, and small amounts of lean meat. 2/3 of the diet should be composed of vegetables and fruits, and 1/3 'bonus' foods, which are essentially lean proteins, and after the initial two day cleansing period, which is very low calorie, 15 different types of plants should be eaten every day.

      Since no calorie guidelines are given, and only vague instructions to eat 4 or 5 nuts and so on, this may be the downfall of many dieters. After all, its pretty easy to forget how many nuts, seeds and grains you have eaten. It may also be hard for people on busy schedules to keep to such a demanding diet, since eating out is restricted really to grilled fish and an occasional steak and vegetables.

      But the Great Australian Diet is much more than just an eating plan. Dieters get points for watching the sunset, hugging their children and other 'coping' activities, and use gentle exercise techniques to strengthen trunk and arm muscles. Walking is also part of the diet, which claims over 91 days to re-educate the body into natural rhythms. One of the selling points for me at least, is the resting weeks- after each three weeks on the diet, there are two weeks when you are allowed to eat freely, and recuperate. However, although it seems pretty healthy, the Great Australian Diet is never going to be voted easiest diet of the year.

      You can see further details in http://au.search.yahoo.com/search?p=%22the+great+australian+diet%22&fr=ush-ans

  7. QUESTION:
    What is the safest way to lose weight?
    Diet and exercise or Diet pills and weight loss shakes?

    • ANSWER:
      If you are talking SHORT TERM, this two-week-long weight loss program will work. It has worked for me, for Renee Zellweger (after her Bridgett Jones movies) and for many others who need fast weight loss. Follow these steps religiously:

      1.Drink lots of fresh water every day using this formula: (your current weight) divided by 2 = ounces of water to consume each day. I like to drink room temperature water from a bottle because it’s easier to “chug.” I put four of the bottles on the kitchen counter and make sure they are all empty by the end of the day. Best to consume them throughout the day.

      2.Don’t drink any alcohol of caffeine. No soft drinks. Only green teas. REMEMBER, THIS IS ONLY 14 DAYS. YOU CAN DO IT IF YOU REALLY WANT YOUR GOAL.

      3.Fast walk or run for at least 60 minutes each day. It’s best to exercise in the morning since it will rev up your metabolism and keep our calorie-burn rate high throughout the day. You can do this by walking in place, using a treadmill, or walking outside. Whatever works for you.

      4.Do at least 50 crunches each day. I break mine into 2 or 3 different sessions. Also, if I need to do 20 crunches, I play a little trick with my mind and I “pretend” I am going to count to 25. It’s amazing how this helps the body get to all of the crunches with the same intensity.

      5.Eat only fresh vegetables! This is the key to the whole thing. Eat as many as you want, but DON’T eat any of the following: starchy vegetables including potatoes, squashes, pumpkins, and the like. They will work against you. Limit carrots, snow peas, and other veggies that are high in sugar content. NO GRAINS. Just fresh vegetables. You can eat salads, stir-fries, steamed, etc. But this is at the heart of your success.

      6.Don’t eat anything after 7:00 p.m.

      7.Put photographs (from magazines) up all over your house of trim, fit women. They will serve as motivators.

      8.Several times each day – especially when you first get up and when you go to bed, say something like: “I am enjoying my weight of (your goal weight).” Put it in the present tense and say it many times – with feeling! This will affect your subconscious mind to help you achieve your goal. Also, post these words in the same places where you post the photographs.

      Also, don’t be surprised if you start feeling better than you have felt in a long time. You will have more energy, most aches and pains will be gone, and your whole body will look brighter. One warning, early on your elimination will be a little “urgent.” You may have some cramping. But this will all go away soon. Your body is in a deep cleanse.

  8. QUESTION:
    What are the alternative treatments available in India on Breast cancer?
    I am treating my wife with the help of an experienced Naturopath with mainly 'wheat grass' juce as main ingradient for last three months since she had been dignosed for the cancer. Though it has not spread anywhere in the body, it is quite under controll. I want to know is there other remedy which will add to fast recovery. We are working on the way shown by Ann Wigmore. Will anybody from this group will suggest any thing else from Wheat Grass therepy?

    • ANSWER:
      Alternatives treatments take time, they are slow and cure to the grassroot level.

      Here is a natural cure for Cancer,

      CANCER

      The word ‘cancer ‘ comes from the latin "carcinoma" meaning crab. It is the most dreaded disease and refers to all malignant tumors caused by the abnormal growth of a body cell or a group of cells. It is today the second largest killer in the world, next only to heart ailments. The term covers more than 200 diseases.

      The majority of cancers occur in the age group 50-60. Sex does not affect the incidence of the disease. It, however, affects the site of growth. In men, cancer is usually found in the intestines, the prostate and the lungs. In women, it occurs mostly in the breast tissues, uterus, gall bladder, and thyroid.

      Symptoms
      The symptoms of cancer vary according to the site of the growth. The American Cancer Society has prescribed seven signs or danger signals in general which may indicate the presence of cancer. These are: a sore that does not heal; change in bowel or bladder habits; unusual bleeding or discharge; thickening or lump in breast or elsewhere; indigestion or difficulty in swallowing; obvious change in a wart or a mole, and a persistent and nagging cough or hoarseness. Other symptoms may include unexplained loss of weight, particularly in older people, a change in skin color, and changes in the menstrual periods, especially bleeding between periods.

      Causes
      The prime cause of cancer is not known. Certain cancer- causing substances, known as carcinogens, however, increase the chances of getting the disease. About 80% of cancers are caused by environmental factors, 40% of male cancers in India are linked with tobacco, a known cancer-causing agent. The consumption of pan, bettlenut, tobacco, and slaked lime has been linked with lung and throat cancers. Heavy consumption of alcoholic drinks can cause esophageal, stomach, and liver cancers. Occupational exposure to industrial pollutants such as asbestos, nickel, tar, soot, and high doses of x-rays can lead to skin and lung cancers and leukemia. Other factors contributing to cancer are vital infections, trauma, hormone imbalance, and malnutrition. Many well-known biologists and naturopaths, however, believe that a faulty diet is the root cause of cancer. Investigations indicate that the cancer incidence is in direct proportion to the amount of animal protein, particularly meat, in the diet. Dr. Willard J. Visek, a renowned research scientist explained recently a link between excessive meat eating and cancer. According to him, the villain is ammonia, the carcinogenic by-product of meat digestion.

      Treatment
      The effective treatment of cancer consists of a complete change in diet, besides total elimination of all environmental sources of carcinogens, such as smoking and carcinogenic chemicals in air, water and food. There has recently been a surge of popular interest in the concept that diet is not just a minor, but rather a major factor in both the development and the prevention of cancer. The disease can be prevented and even treated by dietary programs that include ‘natural foods ‘ and the use of megavitamin supplements.

      As a first step, the patient should cleanse the system by thoroughly relieving constipation and making all the organs of elimination - the skin, lungs, liver, kidneys and bowels - active. Enemas should be used to cleanse the colon. For the first four or five days, the patient should take only juicy fruits like oranges, grapefruits, lemons, apples, peaches, pears, pineapples and tomatoes. Vegetable juices are also useful, especially carrot juice.

      After a few days of an exclusive fruit diet, the patient may be given a nourishing alkaline-based diet. It should consist of 100 per cent natural foods, with emphasis on raw fruits and vegetables, particularly carrots, green leafy vegetables, cabbage, onion, garlic , cucumber, asparagus, beets, and tomatoes. A minimum requirement of high quality protein, mostly from vegetable sources such as almonds, millet, sesame seeds, sprouted seeds and grains, may be added to the diet.

      Dr. Ann Wigmore of Boston, U.S.A., the well-known naturopath and a pioneer in the field of living food nutrition, has been testing the effect of a drink made of fresh wheatgrass in the treatment of leukemia. She claims to have cured several cases of this disease by this method. Dr. Wigmore points out that by furnishing the body with live minerals, vitamins, trace elements, and chlorophyll through wheatgrass juice, it may be able to repair itself.

      Johanna Brandt, the author of the book ‘The Grape Cure‘ has advocated an exclusive grape diet for the treatment of cancer. She discovered this mode of cure in 1925, while experimenting on herself by fasting and dieting alternately in the course of her nine-year battle with cancer. She claimed to have cured herself by this mode of treatment. She recommends a fast for two or three days so as to prepare the system for the change of diet.

      After the short fast, the patient should have a grape meat every two hours from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. This should be followed for a week or two even a month or two, in chronic cases of long standing. The patient should begin the grape cure with a small quantity of 30, 60, to 90 grams per meal, gradually increasing this to double the quantity. In course of time, about 250 grams may safely be taken as a meal.

      Recent researches have shown that certain vitamins can be successfully employed in the fight against cancer and that they can increase the life expectancy of some terminal cancer patients. According to recent Swedish studies vitamin C in large doses can be an effective prophylactic agent against cancer. Noted Japanese scientist, Dr. Fukunir Morishige, and his colleagues who have been examining the healing potential of vitamin C for the last 30 years, have recently found that a mixture of vitamin C and copper compound has lethal effects on cancer.

      According to several studies, vitamin A exerts an inhibiting effect on carcinogenesis. It is one of the most important aids to the body’s defense system to fight and prevent cancer. Dr. Leonida Santamaria and his colleagues at the University of Pavia in Italy have uncovered preliminary evidence suggesting that beta-carotene, a precursor of vitamin A may actually inhibit skin cancer by helping the body thwart the cancer-causing process known as oxidation.

      Recent studies from all over the world suggest that a liberal use of green and yellow vegetables and fruits can prevent cancer. The 20-years old, ongoing Japanese study found that people who ate green and yellow vegetables every day had a decreased risk of developing lung, stomach, and other cancers. A Harvard University study of more than 1,200 elderly Massachusetts residents found that those who reported the highest consumption of carrots, squash, tomatoes, salads, or leafy green vegetables, dried fruits, fresh strawberries or melon had a decreased risk of cancer.

      The other useful measures are plenty of rest, complete freedom from worries and mental stress and plenty of fresh pure air.

  9. QUESTION:
    What is the best way to lose a few pounds in two weeks?
    I just want to look my best and do not want to do Master Cleanse. My co-worker and I tried it and couldn't last the morning :) I am 5'3" and am 127 lbs, a little overweight. What are some small things I could do to look better in two weeks? Any suggestions would be appreciated!

    • ANSWER:
      Okay...I only started two Mondays ago and All I do is walk one hour every morning. I wear a calorie counter monitor to loose weight by the numbers. I have already lost one pant size and 10 pounds. I am a woman and have three kids and this is the method I use when I gain weight.. I am now at a size two and everyone is always amazed that I have had three kids. This is what I do below when I throw on a few extra pounds. It always works..No diet pills, no energy drinks..just me walking and getting the water I need. Of course I watch what I eat and the Lean Cuisine meals are great for that since the calories per box are 180 to 380 per box. Just make sure you eat healthy every three to four hours so your body will perform at its max.

      Here it is:

      Helpful Tips for weight loss:

      1)A good way to loose weight is to use a calorie counter watch

      Keep to a 1,200 food intake

      Add 1,200 plus 3,500 (equals one pound of fat) ...and that is the total amount of calories you need to burn each day. Its actually really easy once you start watching the numbers and it doesn't seem like work or exercise. Its just a matter of changing the way you think about loosing weight.

      I use this method when i gain some pounds. The first time I did this I went from 168 to 127

      2) Most people do not get enough water in their system. Water is your body's principal chemical component, comprising, on average, 60 percent of your weight. Every system in your body depends on water. For example, water flushes toxins out of vital organs, carries nutrients to your cells and provides a moist environment for ear, nose and throat tissues.

      Lack of water can lead to dehydration, a condition that occurs when you don't have enough water in your body to carry out normal functions. To determine if you are getting enough water use this simple formula.. Take your weight, for example 150 pounds and divide by 2. Take your answer which is 75 lbs and change it to ounces, in this case 75 ounces. That is how many ounces of water you need a day. Your body performs mostly on water. If you make sure you get enough water everyday your body will perform at top notch and your body will no longer have the cravings of junk food. You will have a better performing body system to help you work out and feel better thru out your day

  10. 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?

  11. QUESTION:
    How well does a juice fast work?
    I want to lose weight, but I also want to cleanse my body of the toxins. Does anyone know if this actually works? If so how long do you fast? And any advice?

    • ANSWER:
      Juice fasting is one of the oldest methods to help purify your body. It can also be very useful in helping to break old eating habits in order to trim extra body mass.

      Check with a health practitioner, but some people should not fast. These include pregnant or nursing women, diabetics, and others. Check out the first site below:

      One need to be careful in several areas during a juice fast. The first is to realize that most juice contains little or no fiber and so you should probably never fast more than five days to a week without returning to regular meals. This is much more important for older people than for youth.

      The next area is to make sure that you do not take an overabundance of acid juices (citrus and tomato are acidic). These taste sour and can change blood pH more than needed. Balance sour juices with others. You should be able to find the right balance. A slight acid pH shift is okay. Just do not overdo it, no matter what you may have read about detox.

      The last is making sure to get adequate vitamins and minerals. The water soluble ones will flush through your system. Take an over the counter multiple vitamin if necessary. Spinach juice is good for iron.

      It is best to start with 5 days to one week and check the overall results. Then switch to a light regular diet high in fiber for about one week, then try 3 days of fast.

      Pay attention to your mind and body during this entire time. And Keep Off The Scales.

  12. QUESTION:
    What are your thoughts on Cellular Detoxes, is there any validity?
    I recently had a Body Composition Analysis at a spa and was told I had 2 Liters of toxic liquid in my body. They said I should go on a full body cellular detox claiming that the body holds toxins in fat cells that cannot be removed without detox. They were promoting the Elemis brand internal detox system

    What are your thoughts on Cellular Detoxes, is there any validity? Has anyone tried one?

    • ANSWER:
      While it is true that the body has within it the means to remove toxins held in areas within it, ... the enormous onslaught of toxins which the body is exposed to in the modern world we live in, is extremely un-natural and the body is not designed to contend with such toxic assault on what amounts to a continuous basis.

      As well, the fact that many today do not eat a truly healthy diet and practice regular exercise etc, ... also does not support the body in cleansing itself of toxins which it accumulates over time. ..... A true detoxification process is one that supports the body in doing what it already knows how to do with respect to cleansing itself of toxins.

      There are specific herbal combinations which will gently support the liver and kidneys and colon etc. in cleansing the body of built up toxins. ...... Properly applied juice fasting is another natural tool that can be utilized towards supporting the body in eliminating toxins.

      A cleansing raw food diet which incorporates plenty of organic produce as well as juicing of fresh produce on a daily basis and accompanied with regular exercise are also very good tools that help to support the body in detoxifying.

      You can implement your own detoxifying program on your own and in some cases for free, ...so there's no need to pay anyone for this. .. All you need to do is educate yourself on how to do it properly and then implement it. .... There are some great books out there which will inform you on this.

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      EDIT:

      The Presidents Cancer Panel April 2010 report
      from The U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services
      seems to disagree with Weise Ent on the situation with toxic chemicals in modern life;

      "... • The Panel was particularly concerned to find that the true burden of environmentally induced cancer has been grossly underestimated. With nearly 80,000 chemicals on the market in the United States, many of which are used by millions of Americans in their daily lives and are un- or understudied and largely unregulated, exposure to potential environmental carcinogens is widespread. One such ubiquitous chemical, bisphenol A (BPA), is still found in many consumer products and remains unregulated in the United States, despite the growing link between BPA and several diseases, including various cancers.

      • However, the grievous harm from this group of carcinogens has not been addressed adequately by the National Cancer Program. The American people -- even before they are born -- are bombarded continually with myriad combinations of these dangerous exposures.

      • Some scientists maintain that current toxicity testing and exposure limit-setting methods fail to accurately represent the nature of human exposure to potentially harmful chemicals. Current toxicity testing relies heavily on animal studies that utilize doses substantially higher than those likely to be encountered by humans. These data -- and the exposure limits extrapolated from them -- fail to take into account harmful effects that may occur only at very low doses.

      • Only a few hundred of the more than 80,000 chemicals in use in the United States have been tested for safety.

      • While all Americans now carry many foreign chemicals in their bodies, women often have higher levels of many toxic and hormone-disrupting substances than do men. Some of these chemicals have been found in maternal blood, placental tissue, and breast milk samples from pregnant women and mothers who recently gave birth. Thus, chemical contaminants are being passed on to the next generation, both prenatally and during breastfeeding.

      • The entire U.S. population is exposed on a daily basis to numerous agricultural chemicals, some of which also are used in residential and commercial landscaping. Many of these chemicals have known or suspected carcinogenic or endocrine-disrupting properties. Pesticides (insecticides, herbicides, and fungicides) approved for use by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) contain nearly 900 active ingredients, many of which are toxic.

      • Many of the solvents, fillers, and other chemicals listed as inert ingredients on pesticide labels also are toxic, but are not required to be tested for their potential to cause chronic diseases such as cancer. In addition to pesticides, agricultural fertilizers and veterinary pharmaceuticals are major contributors to water pollution, both directly and as a result of chemical processes that form toxic by-products when these substances enter the water supply. ..."

      - http://deainfo.nci.nih.gov/advisory/pcp/pcp08-09rpt/PCP_Report_08-09_508.pdf

  13. QUESTION:
    How can I increase my pheromone output?
    I have lousy luck with women and I recently heard that people are attracted to each other through pheromones. Is there any cheap, natural, and easy way to increase my pheromones?

    • ANSWER:
      Yep, 1st) go on a detox to cleanse the body
      2nd) when taking a bath use a rough as you can tolerate loofah sponge
      3rd) avoid meats in the diet to prevent strong offensive body odor, especially pork and seafood.
      4th) use a crystal type deodorant/antiperspirant for underarm and foot odor.

      /impish jerome

  14. 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

  15. QUESTION:
    Can you detoxify your body by just eating the right stuff?
    I've been reading all these articles about liver cleanse and colon cleanse programs. I've been eating tons of trans fats, fast food, preservatives and other crap.
    Now my question is: do you really have to do that kind of stuff, or will keeping a healthy diet make the body detoxify by itself eventually? By healthy diet i mean mostly raw food (including meat).

    • ANSWER:
      A good healthy diet high in fiber, lean meats, eggs, complex carbohydrates, whole grains, antioxidant foods, healthy beverages and low in added sugar and salt help people lose weight, gain weight, lower cholesterol, increase energy, improve brain function, lower blood pressure, reduce cancer risk, heart disease and stroke risk, and have a more positive lifestyle!
      You need to eat a lot more food and a lot more fiber!
      Diets that exclude foods from any food group are fad diets and do not lead to permanent weight loss or solve any other health issues.
      First, try to kick your fiber intake to 40 grams of both soluble and insoluble fiber.
      Whatever you do, get your fiber from your food, not from a jar.
      Fruits and vegetables have good fiber in them.
      Try a breakfast cereal with at least 20% of recommended daily allowance of fiber in it. They are usually low in sugar so there is a double benefit. Blueberries or raspberries on top add more fiber and antioxidants. But fresh or frozen, not the kind in syrup.
      Raw nuts are a great source of fiber, healthy fats, and antioxidants. Avocados are the best.
      Lots of beans, peas, and grains are high fiber. Whole grain breads. Fiber kicks up the metabolism so you actually burn more calories. These foods will give you more gas in the beginning but if eaten daily, the bacteria in the digestive tract will elevate lowering the gas output.
      This will get you on the path for a healthy daily bowel movement. This helps clean the system and aids healthy digestion.
      I know it goes against everything you've heard but eating lots of the right foods will actually help you lose weight!
      Next, take a basic daily multivitamin. Don't look at your multivitamin as nutrition but more as an insurance policy. Think of it as filling in the gaps in your daily diet as opposed to a primary source of nutrients. If you are a woman, you may want a plus iron formula.
      Last, you HAVE to drink lots of water to be healthy. But you can disguise it. Fill your glass all the way full with ice before pouring low sugar beverages. Try iced green tea with a splash of orange juice in it for sweet. More antioxidants. Add lemon juice to water for flavor. Slice up a cucumber and float it in pitcher of water. Gives it salty fresh taste. But you must drink up to 100 oz of water daily to help your body get rid of waste and the toxins it contains.
      You must combine a healthy diet with exercise to multiply the benefit. Whether an hour a day in the weight room or just a 30 minute brisk walk every day, the added benefit of a regular exercise program really do increase and accelerate healthy weight loss.
      You will get motivated when the changes start happening, I promise.
      Good luck.

  16. QUESTION:
    How to lose weight around the thighs?
    I'm a petite 5"1 tall Australian women's size 6, but I want to lose weight around my thighs as I feel like they're quite stocky and make me look shorter rather than in proportion for my height. How can I lose weight around my thighs?

    • ANSWER:
      Weight lose Keys

      Set Goal
      Set realistic goals to lose weight

      Eat breakfast daily
      Start your day with breakfast. Your body burns calories at a slower rate as you sleep. Breakfast is important as it will jump-start your metabolism. It will kick it into the calorie-burning mode. If you skip breakfast, you may ultimately burn fewer calories during the day. Plus, when you do eat, you'll probably grab the first high-fat snack you see.

      Drink a Grapefruit juice
      Drink a glass of freshly squeezed grapefruit juice every morning. This helps to cleanse, help break down fats, and suppress appetite.

      NEVER skip your meals. NEVER!
      Skipping a meal might seem like cutting on calories but that’s not the case. You are basically starving yourself which is very wrong. The next meal that you eat will be converted to pure fat. This will eventually cause you to gain weight rather than losing any.

      Push in two fruits or vegetables with every meal you eat
      This will fill your stomach and help you cut down on the calories you would take in from the other foods.

      Eat Beans
      Eat beans every now and then. Add a handful to your salads to curb your hunger pangs longer.

      Drink A LOT of water.
      This is one of the most essential components of your diet plan. One glass of water every hour would do wonders to your body. It helps you eat lesser without making you feel hungry. The large amount of water intake also flushes out all the unwanted waste in your body and helps in digestion too. Drink at least two to three liters of water daily

      Eat slowly. Munch and chew every bite
      Chew your food at least 20 times per forkful and eat mindfully. There are several good reasons why thoroughly chewing food is healthier than gulping it down. You'll digest it better-and give your stomach time to signal when it's full.
      Medical research has shown that people who chew more slowly tend to burn up considerably more body fat than those who shovel it in. Slower eaters also have fewer digestive problems. So, eat your food slow. Enjoy the color, taste and flavor. Don't read or watch TV while eating. Like in the old days make it a family meal

      Don’t eat late night
      Don’t eat that late night snack - Try not to eat for at least 2 hours before going to bed.

      Don't eat on auto-pilot.
      For example: Tasting the food you are cooking, noshing from the serving bowl etc

      Don’t Break your diet Plan
      Fight your temptation. Don't break your whole diet plan just because of one outing with friends of family. Order just steamed veggies or maybe a grilled sandwich or even a soup and salad combo. Reduce Portions and Frequency of your favorite dish/dissert

      Don’t Drink Wine
      Drinking a few glasses of sweet wine a day can mean an extra 6,700 calories a month, which can result in a two to three pound weight gain

      Stay away from buffets
      Stay away from buffets. All-you-can-eat buffets induce you to eat more than you need.

      Exercise
      Exercise greatly improves a person's ability to maintain weight loss. No other method has been shown to be more effective in weight maintenance. So, any weight control program without exercise is not going to be lasting.

      ‘’Believe in yourself. You can and will succeed.’’

  17. QUESTION:
    What are the most effective ways to look younger?
    I'm a 34 year old non smoker and I'd love to know of great,natural ways to look younger.
    I'm aware that genes play a big part in how young a woman ages but I'd like to be someone who looks like they're in their twenties.
    Does body shape or being chubby/overweight influence how young a woman can look?

    • ANSWER:
      If you're a smoker, that add 10 years more to your age. THE SUN & too much soaking in the tub or pool, add another 10 more years to your age. Avoid both, you're now 20 years younger.

      HOW OLD DO YOU LOOK . . . REALLY?
      Blame genetics all you want, but it's really about how you've treated your skin. Dr. Michael Roizen, M.D. internist & author of the RealAge books, to quantify the effect your habits have had. The quiz is designed with a 28yrs. old in mind. Damage is cumulative, so if you're older or younger than 28, the number on the right would be slightly higher or lower.

      Take your age and add the number of years listed on the right for every 'yes' answer.
      1. Have you had more than 10 bad sunburns in your life? + 25 years
      2. Do you have red, itchy eyes from allergies: + 25 years
      3. Are you a regular smoker? + 2 years
      4. Do you live in a highly polluted city? + 25 years

      Now subtract the number of years on the right for every 'yes' answer.
      1. Do you cleanse your skin every day? - 1.5 years
      2. Do you get seven to nine hours of sleep each night - 1.5 years
      3. Do you wear sunscreen regularly? - 1 year
      4. Do you have dark brown skin tone? - 1 year
      5. Do you regularly wear moisturizer? - 1 year

      EATING a good balance diet, helps with the rest of you. Google: FIVE FOODS TO EAT FOR BEAUTIFUL SKIN
      All the vitamins & minerals you need for good skin care comes from all the healthy foods you eat from Mother Nature.

      How you cut or style your hair helps also: I have hair down to my knees, if I style my hair down, I'd look like I'm 12, but if I put my hair up, I look mature for my almost 60 years age. Short hair can aged anyone, ASAP, just take a look @ all the seniors with short hair @ the senior center where I do volunteer work.

      I've been protecting myself from the sun, since age 9. 5 decades of good skin & hair helps.
      You can be 94 years old, but if you've got wrinkles, it just doesn't look well with clothes looking like 13. But many women my own age dressed like 13, and they looked like 94 years old. There are many clothes than can make one look younger, just saying. It's all in the attitude, too, and how you present yourself to the world.

  18. QUESTION:
    What does the candida cleanse consists of?
    I am needing a total body cleanse before becoming pregnant...I would the cleanse to fast acting..please help...taking all sugesstions and ideas..

    • ANSWER:
      Have you actually been diagnosed with a candida overgrowth? If so there are a number of medications that your doctor can prescribe to eliminate the overgrowth. However, you ought to look at the root cause of the problem or it may well come back.

      Diet is a great way to keep candida in check. It is an organism that lives quite happily in our GI tract and other places on and in the body and normally causes no problems at all. The 'good' bacteria and a healthy immune system tend to keep the candida at levels that do us no harm.

      However, should these be no longer able to cope, then the candida can start to grow and cause problems.

      For women, vaginal yeast infections are caused by candida and this is normally down to hormanal changes that turn the vaginal environment from its normal acidic state which keeps yeast in check, to one that allows the infection to take hold.

      So a candida diet works in a number of ways. It aims to starve the candida yeast while nourishing the body to increase the good bacteria and boost the immune system.

      Eliminating sugar and foods containing sugar is a great way of starving the candida as it is a yeast that relies on sugars to grow.

      Also avoid products that contain yeast (like breads and alcohol) and fungi (aged cheeses and mushrooms).

      Choose processed foods carefully and avoid them if possible. They can contain hidden sugars and other ingredients that will 'feed' the candida. Your best bet is to eat fresh foods that you prepare yourself for maximum nutritional value.

      Also, try to introduce some probiotic foods into your diet. These are foods that help to replace the good bacteria - things like 'live' yogurt or probiotic drinks or supplements.

  19. QUESTION:
    Can drinking too much water be harmful to baby? Could it take away the nutrients in my body?
    I know this seems like a silly question, but I'm currently 37 weeks pregnant and I have been drinking massive amounts of water. My urine is very clear because I'm drinking so much. It's really hot outside and I know that water is good for me and the baby, but could it possibly be washing away all of the nutrients and vitamins in my body also? Should I take extra pre-natal vitamins to supplement the water cleansing my body? Please only serious answers..........

    • ANSWER:
      Are we talking quarts each day, or gallons? While in general we think of water as very healthy for pregnant women, there are a few potential problems with drinking gallons of water.

      Occasionally having great thirst and drinking large amounts of water is a sign of a medical condition like diabetes. If you are drinking because of severe thirst, as opposed to habit, be sure to tell your doctor.

      Water should not displace nutrient- and vitamin-rich foods in your diet. You need to eat a balanced diet and to gain weight appropriately through pregnancy. Drinking water alone will not cause you to gain weight, although the scale may show weight gain between the time that you drink it and the time that you eliminate it by urinating.

      There is a condition of pregnancy called pica in which the mother-to-be craves non-nutritious foods, like ice, laundry starch or even clay dirt. If you are really craving lots and lots of ice water, you may have this condition. The biggest problem with pica is that these non-nutritious foods substitute for healthful foods. There also is some thought that pica can be a sign of iron-poor blood or anemia, which can be assessed at a prenatal visit.
      The best advice I can give you is to talk with your doctor or midwife about your diet and see if she has any concerns in your particular situation.

      A pregnant woman should strive for at least 8-10 glasses of water a day, which does not include soda, coffee, tea, or milk. Those beverages are extra after the water consumption. Try to drink as much water as possible during the pregnancy. It's good for both mother and baby.
      Why water? Water helps with the blood flow, and it improves uterine profusion, meaning that it optimizes blood flow to the uterus. The benefits: the baby gets more oxygen and the exchange of waste and nutrients between mother and baby becomes more efficient. Insuring adequate water intake can contribute toward having a normal amount of amniotic fluid around the baby. The amniotic fluid keeps the baby floating and keeps the umbilical cord from being compressed. With a lower amount of amniotic fluid, there is more of a risk of the baby sitting on the cord and compressing it in the later stages of pregnancy. Unfortunately, you might not know this until you perceived less movement in the baby.

      So...drink up! You can't hurt yourself by drinking too much water as long as your diet is well balanced.

  20. QUESTION:
    Is it bad to do this diet for ten days?
    im planning on only drinking orange juice for 10 days so i can cleanse my body, lose some pounds, and clear my face a bit. i have an orange tree and a juicer so its going to be all natural juice. is this a bad idea?? how many calories should i eat?

    • ANSWER:
      Hi Warmmyheart

      It's not a good idea to do that.

      One of the most important substance in our diet foods is water. Let's take a look at the importance of water in our bodies. Babies have approximately 75 - 80% water. As we grow older, this is reduced to approximately 60 - 65% for men and 50 - 60% for women. Our brain contains about 85% water and our bones has approximately 10 to 15% water. so drink LOTS of water

      You need to eat lots of healthy fat which are MUFAs or PUFAs when you are on diet. Healthy fats can be found in raw nuts, nuts butters, avocadoes, coconut oil etc and they contain enough fatty acids for your body to function. so eat healthy fat

      Fiber helps prevent constipation, which happens when there's a sudden dietary change.Fiber make you feel full quickly and remain that way between meals. so Eat PLENTY of Fibre

      Hope this helps

  21. QUESTION:
    Natual Remidies to help Constipation for Diabetics?
    Hi , My gran is a 70 years old woman. She does not have any physical activity and suffers from constipation a lot. Do any of you have natural remedies to help her . I would prefer her not to take any medication.

    • ANSWER:
      Constipation is when you have a bowel movement less than three times per week. When you do go, the stool is hard and difficult to pass. There are several natural ways to prevent this condition. Most of them take just minutes a day.

      Your Garnny should follow these steps to cure the constipation naturally.

      Drink plenty of water. Most people who suffer from constipation are dehydrated. Water is essential in moving waste matter through the colon. Drinking 6 to 8 8-oz. glasses of water can help prevent constipation.

      Eat a high fiber diet. Fiber is an important element in promoting healthy digestion. Fiber helps to add bulk to stools, making them easier to pass through the bowel. Your diet should include fiber-rich foods such as fruits, vegetables and whole grains.

      Avoid dehydrating liquids such as soda, coffee and tea. Avoid too much alcohol consumption, as alcohol also has a dehydrating effect on the body. Cut your intake of meat, eggs, cheese and refined processed foods.

      If possible ask her to walk ,regular walk can prevent constipation.

      Cleanse your colon with natural remedies such as Colon Sweep. There are products available that are made with natural ingredients, including psyllium husks, and can help to cleanse your colon of built-up waste resulting from constipation.

      Take natural remedies such as Natural Moves that can relax the bowel, ease tension and promote regular bowel movements. Many such products are available online or at health food stores.

      for more diabetes related issues visit
      http://www.reddiabetes.com

  22. QUESTION:
    I want to lose 20 lbs within a month, is that unhealthy and is it doable?
    I currently weight 20 pounds more than what I want and should weight. I am not a small built woman, but I am short. I am not built to be skinny and usually when I work out, even in just cardio or sports, I get muscular. How do I lose the wieght without getting muscular?

    • ANSWER:
      I would suggest a cleansing diet. I did this and lost 12 pounds and 19 inches in 9 days. I continued and lost 29 pounds in a month. I like the program since it works by giving your body nutrition through protein shakes with digestive enzymes and vitamins and then cleansing out the toxins. We get toxins in our bodies from pesticides, preservatives, water, pollution, medications, food additives etc…. These toxins enter our bodies and get stored in our fat cells. To shrink the fat, we need to get rid of the toxins through cleansing. The program also has a natural diet pill to help your metabolism and curb cravings. It works and it works fast. My skin has improved from the cleansing. It is pricey but worth it! I think cleansing is really important to health and weight loss. Call the toll free 1-877-587-4647 Give it a try and good luck! http://diet4cleansing.tripod.com

  23. QUESTION:
    What causes dark shades to appear bilaterally on the cheeks in Women & Near the eyes & on upper?
    Cheeks in Men ?

    These dark shading or colouration do not go away by application of Fairness Cream.

    Some say it is due to some Liver Disorder.

    Does intake of Coffee, Tea , Oily Food cause this colouration ?

    Is it due to some intake of Anti Biotics ?

    Will I get any serious answer from (1) The Medical Fraternity (2) Someone who had it before & got it succesfully treated ?

    • ANSWER:
      The first step to a healthy glow is more about what goes in your body than on it. The most important thing you can do for your skin is to stay hydrated and drink plenty of water throughout the day. This maintains the balance in the skin keeping it fresh, supple and radiant. Avoid things that dehydrate you, such as caffeine and soft drinks. Alternatively drink green tea and fresh fruit juices. These are full of anti-oxidants, another secret to healthy skin. Alcohol may be the worst reason in dulling ones natural glow so try avoiding large quantities of the same. Eating a healthy nutritious diet and regular exercise also contributes to maintaining healthy skin.
      Normal Skin
      - Even healthy skin needs looking after to retain that natural beauty. Bathing and cleansing the skin at least once a day is extremely important. Moisturising and pampering the skin with good products nourishes, and restores the skin cells keeping them balanced, soft and taut. Shiff Soap contains the unique combination of moisturizers which pamper the skin, comes equipped with Active Germ Fighters that protect the skin from bacteria keeping the skin soft, velvety smooth and attractive.
      Dry Skin
      - Dry skin can cause itchiness and irritation which is aggravated during the winter season and also when exposed to direct sunlight. To tackle this skin type one must use a gentle cream based soap which is high in TFM (Total Fatty Matter). This re-hydrates the skin making it smooth, and additionally the high oil content within the soap acts as a lubricant throughout the day. Along with this one must keep the skin moisturized with a good body cream (not lotion) and Sun block is a must (preferably one for sensitive skin). A soap which is great for battling this skin type is: Doy Care Crème (A great smelling Cream based Soap, made with vegetable oils with a TFM content of 80%). An alternative to soap is a Shower ‘Gel’ which washes off leaving the natural body oils undamaged and intact.
      Oily Skin
      - Over productive sebaceous glands under the skin are responsible for creating larger pores leaving the skin greasy. This is aggravated by heat and pollution. For this skin type one must use a glycerin based soap which has the properties of rejuvenating the skin leaving it fresh and oil free. Also use oil-free based products thereafter like oil-free makeup on the face, and oil free moisturizers for the skin (body lotions are better to use than creams). Sun block is a must but should also be oil-free. Doy Care Aloe Vera, a glycerin based soap with the refreshing properties of Aloe Vera is ideal for this skin type. Aloe Vera has for centuries been very highly regarded across the world as a remarkable natural skin cleanser with healing properties that moisturize your skin and also revitalize it. Doy Care Aloe Vera with glycerin is a beautiful translucent green skincare soap containing genuine Aloe extracts which provide you with all the benefits of Aloe Vera, keeping your skin beautiful, fresh and glowing all around the year; be it spring, summer, monsoon, or winter.
      Aging Skin
      - Everyone would like flawless, baby soft skin. However, as time goes by, the environment and other factors, damage our skin casing wrinkles and blemishes. There are four major components that make up a successful anti-aging skin care routine: -A moisturizer that penetrates deeply into the skin will help reduce sunspots, fine lines and wrinkles. Some skin types may require a larger or smaller amount of moisturizer to produce the desired results. -Antioxidants that can stop the oxidation process will lead to diminish the visible effects of skin aging. –Sunscreen protects you from harmful UV rays and keeps your skin looking smooth and young. –Exfoliating the skin is helpful to renew and replenish the skin. A soap with glycerin like Doy Care Aloe Vera as mentioned above or Jo Herbal – a soap, complete with the goodness of Neem, Tulsi, Aloe Vera and Glycerin is ideal to keep the skin looking fresh and young.
      The secret to healthy skin is simple. Maintain a healthy balanced lifestyle by incorporating plenty of water with a good wholesome diet, some amount of exercise and of course nourish and pamper you skin with the products it requires. This will no doubt result in glowing fresh and young skin all year round.

  24. QUESTION:
    How long will it take to loss weight or a toned body with pilates?
    If I do it half an hour for 5 days a week...how long will it take until i notice a difference. Does pilates really work?

    • ANSWER:
      If you want to lose weight

      The most important thing is...you would need a radical shift in diet. Your goal should be to integrate living foods into your diet. The regimen should be additive. The options are raw vegetables, raw nuts raw seeds and raw fruits.

      This is referred to as a raw food diet. No you do not eat raw meats or eggs. If you are trying to lose weigh ti would suggest beginning with at least 50% raw nutrition.

      Lets start with foods. For 5 dollars you can buy a jar of organic cocnut oil. In order to burn fat you need good fats. Make sure the coconut oil is raw. Cold filtered/pressed what have you.. it should be. Cocount oil speeds up metabolism, but be mindful, you should only integrate higher than moderate amounts of coconut oil if you have been integrating living plant based foods into your diet, because it is high in saturated fat. Not bad saturated fats, the good ones but still its content is high.

      Read this article. http://www.natural-green-guide.com/raw-f...

      it outlines the basics. If you were to spend your money on a product to rapidly drop pounds id say go for a colon cleanse. drink as much clean water as you can (NOT TAP WATER) distilled is good for detoxing. I can give you a few reccomendations for a colon cleanse, Let nature be your pharmacy.

      I began a raw food diet about 4 months ago, starting with a living food smoothie in the morning, though i used vega as an additive which is relatively expensive but way way worth the price. 1 banana, frozen berries and whatever fresh fruits available plus a scoop or so of vega. (its a full spectrum source of protein plus a whole food optimizer)

      Within 3 months i had lost 50 pounds. Call me a liar until you try it yourself. Mind you i had been a vegetarian for a few years prior but you can still be a vegetarian and completely unhealthy.

      The most important things is to stimulate your digestive system. Clean it out. Give your body the nutrients it needs. the easiest way to do it is to COMMIT to it. And it will not be a chore.

      If you switch to a plant based diet your pilates wont just be easier and give you more results, but you will actually build and retain muscle as well. I can dispell the protein myth if you like. Animal proteins especially cooked animal products deteriorate your bodies functioning over time

      I spoke to a woman who was about 10 years older than my mother who had recently switched to a raw vegan diet and everyone she knew was astounded upon learning she was eating live plant based foods thinking it was some sort of incredible sacrafice when really it becomes the best thing to have ever done. Feel good, reach your ideal body weight, and get in tune with your body at a cellular level. No one else will do it for you, and most people around you are clueless. If youre going to take charge of your health do it regaurdless of what others around you are doing.

      well i sure hope you like reading! I type things out and forget when enoughs enough. I hope I've been a help and hope to hear about your positive changes! I also do health and wellness coaching as well as raw food coaching and consulting, feel free to contact me further and visit the website!

      http://www.natural-green-guide.com
      If your going to Live...Live Well.

  25. QUESTION:
    How can i lose 5 lbs in 3 days?
    I need to go on a quick diet/exercise routine. Now that its summer I'm able to run an hour a day, also I am only eating 300 calories a day. Will I be able to lose the weight. Would it be safe to do for a month? Any other weight loss ideas are welcome.

    • ANSWER:
      Here are some ideas to try. I personally FEEL like I lost weight after a workout because it produces endorphins (they make you feel pleasure and happiness).
      EXERCISE -
      *cardio
      *yoga
      *Zumba
      *weight lifting
      *walking/jogging/running
      *dancing
      *basically any type of exercise is better than non. In my opinion, cardio is the best for target areas (such as love handles), but walking is more enjoyable. A goal of 20 minutes in the beginning is a good start.
      *Don't forget to give yourself a couple days off during the week for muscle repair.
      *If you focus on your arms one day, focus on another part of your body (such as your legs) another day.

      HEALTHY EATING -
      *100% whole wheat bread instead of white
      *Plenty of vegetables, fruits, grains, dairy, etc
      *No late eating - like no food after 8 or 9:00pm. Of course if you are starving though, don't starve yourself. We all get hungry late at night every once in a while. Just have something small, like a yogurt - not a bag of chips.
      *Drinking lots of water.
      *Drinking lots of fluids in general - most of the time when we think we are hungry, we are actually thirsty.
      *No sweets unless they are approved for your diet (ex. Weight Watchers, Jenny Craig)
      *Eat a healthy breakfast. Eating breakfast helps you to focus, is delicious, and can help you to lose weight. "Researchers from the National Weight Control Registry, a database of more than 3,000 people who have lost at least 60 pounds and kept it off for an average of 6 years, found that eating breakfast every day was a weight control strategy for 78% of the people in the registry. People who kept off weight long-term also reported eating a low-fat diet and exercising for an hour or more each day." http://www.mrbreakfast.com/article.asp?a… If you're not a big breakfast person, you can just have a yogurt or whole wheat toast with organic peanut butter.
      *Do not starve yourself. This is probably the worst thing you could do. These types of crash diets "deny yourself of the nutrition your body needs to function, you will 'crash', literally, from fatigue and weakness. More than likely you will then 'crash' into the pantry and eat everything in sight to satisfy your hunger." Why set yourself up to fail?

      FIBER
      *Fiber helps you to feel full. Try incorporating products with fiber as a snack, or take about 2 fiber supplements a day. These supplements can be found at vitamin stores (ex. GNC) and now come in yummy flavors.
      *Fiber also helps you poop (you should not be having diarrhea though). So really, it gets all of the "crap" (no pun intended) out of your system.

      PROTEIN SHAKES
      *Protein shakes can help you gain muscle mass and lose weight. There are some that are designed for a woman's body at local vitamin stores. This is because a woman's body can only gain so much muscle, while a man's body can gain a lot more. They come in sweet flavors, so they can crave your sweet tooth, and can be combined with water before or after a workout. These are not cleanses - they will not "clean out" your body. Just help enhance your workout and metabolism. But of course, you also need to do some type of workout for this to be effective.

      Of course every body is different. What works for me may not work for others. Also, do not push your body - if it is telling your something, listen.

  26. QUESTION:
    What are the benefits of Wheatgrass and where can I find some?
    I saw it them talking about it on TV and how it can provide numerous vitamins.

    • ANSWER:
      Supposedly, the juice of wheatgrass is a cure for cancer but this claim has yet to be proven scientifically. It was also claimed that this was part of the diet of a people known as the Essenes and that manuscripts were found in the secret stacks of the Vatican library. Wheatgrass is indigestible but the common method of ingestion is from juicing. People claim it has a detoxifying effect on their bodies.

      * cleanses and builds your blood,
      * improves skin and hair,
      * builds muscle and endurance
      * fights infections,
      * lowers blood pressure,
      * dissolves tumors,
      * acts as an appetite suppressant.
      Pretty amazing claims..from a woman in the business of selling the stuff. I'm a bit dubious of all the claims myself.

      Check the link for more info

  27. QUESTION:
    Is it true that you can poop yourself while giving birth?
    I was watching a show called "The Office" and pam was going through contractions so a girl named kelly looked up things about giving birth. She said you can poop yourself. Is that true? I'm 9 months pregnant and I would really like to know how I can improve my chances of NOT pooping myself without harming the diet of my baby.
    Sorry if this sounded silly haha :-)

    Thank you SO much for your answer!

    • ANSWER:
      Its very common for women to poop during labor simply because you are using the same type of pushing. The Dr will tell you push like you're pooping and if you do poop its a good sign because it means you are pushing correctly.
      I don't think there is anything you can do to avoid this. Its simply a spacial issue. Normally before you go into labor your body goes through a cleansing process. You will probably be pooping a ton right before you go into labor (or you may throw up a ton).

  28. 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.

  29. QUESTION:
    How can one hint to these overweight women to slim down without referring to a hamster wheer?
    I see these "hamsters" at the bagel shop, for instance, they become irate when I suggest a diet change, Im only trying to help.

    • ANSWER:
      as long as you cleanse your body....you will be fine....it's like giving yourself and oil change..... My family and I have been using the best cleansing technology...:)the first time I did it, I lost 13 pounds in 9 days:).....check out this site…

      http://www.cleansewithcgnj.com/

      It will change your life:)

  30. QUESTION:
    what is the quickest way to lose Weight?
    yesterday i just found out that i weighted 201lbs.
    Is that to big for a 18 year old?
    and what is the fastest way to lose weight?

    • ANSWER:
      201 may be on the overweight side, depending on your height. The only way to truely tell if you are overweight is by calculating your BMI, or Body Mass Index.

      First, visit http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/bmi-calculator/NU00597 to calculate your BMI and determine if you need to lose weight.

      The FASTEST way to lose weight is honestly by doing a detox diet program. With detox diets, you are not allowed to eat anything, but you have to drink a TON of a special concoction (usually plain water mixed with weird stuff, like chilli powder or maple syrup...yeah it's really gross.) The benefit of this is that you will lose a lot of weight in a short period of time without excerise. HOWEVER, the major drawback is that the weight that you lose is going to be mainly water weight, and maybe even muscle mass (which is very dangerous to lose because it will slow down your metabolism, meaning you don't burn as many calories as you used to.) And, you will more than likely gain all the weight back and more once you complete the program.

      I do NOT reccomend a crash diet like this. However, you will read that some detox programs can help you "cleanse your body of toxins", there are really no scientific facts that back that theory up. Keep that in mind.

      However, I will reccomend diets such as The Fat Smash diet, which was used on Celebrity Fit Club on VH1. You can check out the book at your local library. It's a program that is set over 90 days, and incorporates ways to overhaul your eating habits, add in excerise to your daily life, and change your life completly. I would also reccomend the ABS Diet For Women, which you can also check out at your local library. This diet is also a lifestyle change, but I would not reccomend this if you are completly unfarmiliar with nutrition, because it might not make sense if you don't understand the importance of protiens, fiber, fatty acids etc.

      Bottom Line - losing weight effectively takes time. There is no way to drop 30 pounds a month and be able to keep it off. However, if you check out The Fat Smash Diet and like what it has say ( I think you will) the program will overhaul your life in 3 months if you stick to it. You can expect to lose about 30 pounds in THREE months (which is an AWESOME realistic goal - however it depends on your size).

      Good luck my dear! I hope I helped. Trust me, check out the book - it's a short read and will help you out a lot!! =]

  31. QUESTION:
    Is it dangerous for a women of 52 years old, to take Acai berry 7 day cleanse?
    My mother in law wants to take a cleanser to start her HEALTHY diet and workout plan. Is Acai berry 7 day cleanse safe for her to take?

    • ANSWER:
      there is no such thing as a "cleanse" the human body just does not work like that the scammers who sell this stuff depend on gullible people for their income, 5 days of diarrhea doesn't amount to a "cleanse"

  32. QUESTION:
    Any tips on how to lose belly fat and slim thighs?
    I'l 12 but amazingly, I am 5'6. I weigh 130 pounds right now, though I lost 2 in the past two days from diet & excersing. (woo-hoo!) I want to lose my bellyfat and slim my thighs. Will it go away if I continue losing weight? I bike ride everyday on an average of 20 minutes, do 3 sets of 30 on the ab lounge, have gym class once a week, and do jump rope. I want to get down to 110/115 lbs, fcousing on my thighs and stomach. Do you know of any foods that may help me cleanse and shrink my thighs and belly faster? Any exersises?

    I will pick a best answer!

    • ANSWER:
      It should slowly go away if you continually exercise and eat right. Just remember that women are supposed to have hips and thighs. So, even though your 12 you have probably already started developing a womanly body. Those two areas are the hardest for all women to lose. Less carbs like pasta and potatoes will also help with the belly fat though.

  33. QUESTION:
    I need to lose weight badly in like 2 weeks. Should i be bullemic?
    I need to lose weight badly for my friends pool party. My body makes me sick. I was thinking of bullemia. Any suggestions?

    • ANSWER:
      no don't bebulimicc.

      Fasting is better and healthy.

      Fasting has been a source of healing and cleansing for ages. The media has however portrayed it as a method for weight loss. Now fasting often causes weightless, but that isn’t the focus. Fasting is done to purify and cleanse the body. Weight loss typically happens as the body eliminates any excess buildup.

      Animals instinctively know to fast when they are ill. After all, if they get sick, they immediately believe it was due to something they ate.

      Fasting tends to be more useful for problems associated with over-nutrition rather than malnutrition. This occurs more often in the western world as opposed to 3rd world countries. Because food is abundant the U.S. suffers as the most obese nation in the world. This is tied to many illnesses that occur much more frequently here.

      Fasting is often performed by avoiding solid foods and temporarily using an all liquid diet. But it is important to remember that fasting is about detoxifying the body. It can be a little tough at first, but people tend to experience more energy and an improvement in their overall health afterwards.

      Juice Fasting is likely the most effective because the focus is on making sure the body receives the vitamins and nutrients it needs, while it is cleansing.

      What does juice fasting usually involve?

      - Spring is believed to be the best time of the year for fasting. It is suggested that you fast during warm months.

      - 1 week before fasting you should cut out many things from your diet, and go back to the basics. This includes fresh fruits vegetables, and beans. Sorry, no more beer.

      - During the fast you should generally avoid citrus fruits, and instead have juices composed of celery, carrots, kale, cabbage, apple, pineapple, cranberry, spinach, beets, and greens. You should drink about 32 – 64 ounces of juice per day.

      - You should also drink 6 glasses of water each day. Warm water is best as it is easier on your system.

      - Organic fruits and vegetables are recommended. If you can not get these, then you should wash and peel the skin from your fruits and vegetables.

      - Green vegetables are especially healthy because they contain chlorophyll.

      - Juice diets can vary. Some are strict and have you drinking ONLY juice. Others may allow a healthy meal once a day.

      - Certain fruits and vegetables should not be juiced though, such as: peach pits, apricots, cherries, apple seeds, citrus peels, carrot and rhubarb tops, bananas, avocados, and tough skins from kiwi, pinapple and mangoes.

      It is always best to consider talking to your doctor before going on a fast. There are some people who should never fast. These people include:

      - people who are too thin or emaciated. - people prone to anorexia, bulimia, or behavioral disorders. - people with anemia. - people who have tumors, cancer, blood diseases, bleeding ulcers, or heart disease. - people who have diabetes, hyperglycemia, or any other blood sugar problems. - women who are pregnant or nursing.

      Prohibited foods include animal flesh, fish, eggs, poultry, and dairy products. Honey may be allowed in a tablespoon once a day.

      The general rule is to continue the juice fast until you have been free from any symptoms of detoxification for 2 days. The symptoms of detoxification can sometimes be harsh. But, continue the fast. The benefits will be well worth it.

  34. QUESTION:
    Does anyone know of any herbal medicines that stimulate hair growth?
    I'm only 26 women but my hair is starting to thin and almost recede at the temples. It used to be thicker

    • ANSWER:
      Well hair loss can occur with women just as it does for men even when all are healthy according to both allopathic & naturopathic guidelines; so there is not always a specific health problem as such that is the cause of hair loss other than pure genetics that allow it to happen in the first place (which is evolution, hard written code that cannot be changed - Simply something we have to live with such as skin colour and height etc).

      More often than not when a woman is starting to lose hair (especially at an early age) it's vitally important to look at her liver as that is most likely to be needing attention.

      Second to that Stress is something else; if you consider that you have a stress level that is more than you'd consider to be the every day average... try doing something each day that takes your mind off things... whether it's exercise, something you truly love or just spending time chilling out etc... believe it or not but this greatly decreases stress levels.

      Stress is a major player in the disfunction of the body.

      A diet high in sugar, saturated fats, salt, dairy, alcohol, caffeine, drugs (both prescription & over the counter), artificial colours, flavours & preservatives are definitely things that will pollute the liver thus greatly reduce it's function.

      Garlic is great for it's sulphur content, Ginger greatly increases circulation to the surface of your skin (aka scalp); Feel free to include these into meals liberally each day.

      A liver cleanse you can have daily is equal parts Carrot, Celery & Beetroot juiced.

  35. QUESTION:
    How long can peanuts stay in your system if you you have peanut allergy?
    Okay well I just found out i was allergic to peanuts about 3 months ago, then like about 4 weeks ago i started to brake out in hives. and i went to the doctors and they said it could be peanuts but how long could peanuts stay in your system if you are allergic?

    • ANSWER:
      I used to have really bad food allergies. They probably (hopefully) told you that there are two types of food allergies: short-term and long-term. Short-term ones are when you eat something and within minutes or hours, you are having symptoms. Long-term ones, the symptoms don't show up for several days and can affect you for a couple weeks. If you have known for three months, you should be fine by now. However, believe it or not, if you are sensitive enough, you can get symptoms just from BEING IN THE SAME ROOM as a food. This is more rare but can happen in extreme cases. I know a woman who cannot TOUCH certain fruit, i.e. pick it up, because she will break out in a rash just from skin contact.

      You should also be aware that it's probably pretty rare for a food allergy to exist on its own. Most people that are allergic are allergic to several different things. When I was tested, all kinds of things showed up as potential culprits. The only way to be sure is to go on a food allergy cleansing diet. You eat only VERY basic foods, cutting out almost everything else, for up to a month. The ONLY grain you eat is barley. It is very difficult to do and is a real hassle but that's the only way to completely clear your blood of the histamines and crap from the allergens. Then, you start re-introducing foods one by one and attempt to see if they affect you in any way. You keep records and eventually you have some data that hopefully tells you what is problematic.

      I no longer remember exactly what this diet is but it is very strict. I did go on it as a teen. You may be able to find it on the Internet or ask your doctor about it. Food allergies are a very specialized field and if you are with a general doctor, you may not get all of the care you need. I went to a doctor who specialized specifically in food allergies. It was a long and painful battle for me, but after a few years of diet alterations, my body became desensitized and I now have no (or very mild) problems with food allergies.

      Good luck; hope this helps! :)

      P.S. That first person is right also. Many packaged foods have a warning that although the food does not contain peanuts, it may be "processed on equipment that also processes peanuts." Peanut allergies are notoriously severe and just those tiny, tiny particles can cause a reaction. Hopefully for you, that's all it was. Would save a lot of trouble avoiding other foods!

  36. QUESTION:
    Is there any benefits/disability allowance available for those with Endometriosis?
    I suffer very badly with pain caused from Endometriosis, working full time is very hard when I am in such bad pain. I have been to the Doctor's so many times and percribed with pain killers which just don't do the job or stop the problem. I am currently considering surgery to finally put a stop to the problem. Just wondered if there is any allowance for those suffering with the problem? Thanks

    • ANSWER:
      I also suffer from Endometriosis and no amount of pain medication could completely dull my pain. There's been some research done that suggests Endo is actually an autoimmune disorder. Many Endo sufferers also tend to have problems with chronic infections (throat, ear and vaginal yeast infections) as well as allergies.

      Research suggests that women with Endo are actually allergic to candida albicans or yeast bacteria. Many people live with yeast bacteria present in their bodies with no discernible symptoms. However somebody with an allergy to the bacteria would have some different reactions. Yeast has been shown to bind with estrogen, which means when the immune system attacks, it also attacks and flags the estrogen compound as well, effectively making you allergic to your own estrogen. Adhesions or endometrial growths emit their own estrogen meaning it becomes a breeding ground for candida albicans. The immune system rages and what you get is inflammation, pain and the creation of scar tissue common in other autoimmune disorders like Crohn's.

      Medications can't effectively kill all of the yeast bacteria but interestingly enough diet can. There are certain foods that create environments that Candida albicans thrives in like sugars and carbs. I've been on a diet (kind of like a cleanse diet - where foods are slowly reintroduced) which has been the ONLY THING that has had any effect on my pain symptoms. I know a large percentage of Endo sufferers have undergone the diet with great results, which is actually the only reason I tried it because I was so skeptical. That and the fact that I was in constant pain and had nothing to lose really, but I'm glad I did it. I feel human again.

      http://www.thecandidadiet.com/

      So I haven't directly answered your question but I hope I've given you some options. Are you talking about a Laparoscopic surgery to remove adhesions? Or a hysterectomy? Some adhesions are actually microscopic and will grow back with time. I've had the laparoscopic surgery twice but I did feel better afterwards for a time, with the pain slowly returning over time. I would avoid a hysterectomy as a solution since it's the adhesions emitting estrogen themselves that cause the problems. Also the supplementation of estrogen afterwards to prevent bone loss tends to spur on tissue growth unless there is a waiting period between the surgery and the estrogen doses.

      The yeast theory does make sense why some women with alot of growths don't experience alot of pain, while others with less growths can experience tremendous pain. It's not the growths themselves, it's how your body is reacting to them. If you have an allergy to yeast your body is likely to wage war and make you miserable. I really do recommend you try the diet. I've had really good results and want to shout it from the mountain tops because I was in horrible pain for soo long. The first bit of the diet is hard and can actually make you feel flu-ish from a massive die-off of bacteria but after that it's smooth sailing.

      I have heard of people with chronic pain on disability pension or allowance. Chronic pain is kind of an umbrella term with many different causes. I think this is really up to the judgement and perception of your doctor since he/she is likely to be the one filling out the medical forms. You could try starting a pain journal, rating your pain from 1-10 at differing times of the day, what you were doing when the pain initiated or changed and explaining to what degree it incapacitates you. If a doctor sees the volume of logs and to what degree the pain interupts your life disability may seem like a viable option for you.

      Hope this helps! =)

  37. QUESTION:
    Can a lack of vitamins contribute to cancer?
    I have been taking swiss men's Ultivites and was wondering if a lack of vitamins can cause cancer.

    Do they also happen if there is too much vitamins?

    • ANSWER:
      1. yes. 2. no.

      3. Causes of cancer--------------

      1. Chronic & severe constipation [+ heavy quantum of accumulated feces in the rectum & the large intestine] with a displaced solar plexus. Bad diet with pizzas, burgers, deep freeze and deep fried chicken/pork/hot dogs, high rich calorie diets-obesity, etc. As a result, most of the Americans/Europeans are cancer victims due to chronic constipation issues.
      3. Hormonal imbalance. Hormone Therapy after Menopause.
      4. Heavy exposure to asbestos, pollution from industrial wastes, tobacco consumption and or smoking.
      5. Chronic & Unhealed wounds/injuries caused by bacterial/viral/metabolic syndromes/diseases with blocked energy + toxins in any internal organ.
      6. Sexual promiscuity, Perverted anal/oral sex, hetero-sex [not mono-sex], homosex amongst transgenders, resulting in chronic and unhealed STDs/infections/wounds/injuries, etc., bad personal hygiene [not washing gonads after coitus] & indiscriminate consumption of birth control pills 'with no' medical supervision by endocrinologist/gynecologist/physician.
      7. Chronic Stress & Strain.
      8. Lack of exercise & ever increasing obese bodies.
      9. Out of every 10 lung cancer patients, 9 are smokers. Tobacco dipping, chewing and smoking [pot]/hukka by females hasten menopause and for the males lung/throat/esophageal/oral cancer assured—an American study published in WebMD.com.

      10. Regular consumption of ‘colas’ with heavy doses of insecticides, freely available in India. Regular & excessive alcohol consumption.
      11. Skin Cancer Exposure to Sun’s rays @ odd hours [90 minutes after sunrise, beyond 60 minutes before sunset and anytime during strong winds] and excessive exposure to radiation emanating from cell phones, transmission towers, etc.,
      24/7-- Wearing of bra by the modern woman. In the 'Bra and Breast Cancer Study' in the United States , It was discovered that women with breast cancer had a history of sporting tighter and longer bra-wearing than did the women who had not (yet) developed the disease.
      In fact, virtually the entire cancer group wore bras over 12 hours. When a woman wears a tight bra, she subjects her breasts to pressure, closing off the lymphatic pathway from the breast to the nodes. This causes fluid built-up swelling, tenderness and cyst formation. Toxins must be flushed out via the lymphatic. However, a bra-constricted breast cannot adequately perform this cleansing process, resulting in toxin accumulation in the breast.
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      12. Late marriages and late pregnancies, avoiding breast feeding the child—breast cancer.
      13. Genetic pre-dispositions with more cancer striken breast cancer predecessors.
      CANCER/HIV PREVENTION & Cure:--
      1. Beware of Cancer Symptoms: Sudden loss of weight/stamina, anemia, unbearable pains in any organ despite medication, neuralgia, getting extremely tired for a little or no work, loss of appetite, unhealed wound in any part of the body for years together, chronic constipation, chronic hemorrhages, hemoptysis, etc. Cancer may affect from any organ to any organ[s]/system[s].
      PS. If satisfied/benefited with, inform others to browse 'Yahoo Answers’ on any health issue.

  38. QUESTION:
    Why is it that some women can pig out & still have a flat belly,where as women like myself look like a stuffed?
    Pig after we eat? Is there a secret or should I just live on water for the rest of my life?

    • ANSWER:
      Metabolism.
      It doesn’t really matter what you eat and when you eat it, as long as it has the nutrients your body needs and you give it to your body when it needs it. You cant forget protein, which is not only a main building block for your body but for your mind as well. I will explain.
      One of the worst things you can do to your body is stop eating. Your body needs fuel just like your car needs fuel. And just like your car, the better the fuel and oil is, the better the cars performance, the better the food and liquid is that you put in your body with too make you "run" better.
      If you are trying to lose fat. Try to raise your metabolism by eating smaller meals, more nutritious meals, and about five or six meals throughout the day.
      If you do not want to eat five or six small meals a day. Eat three meals a day, smaller portions, then between breakfast and lunch have a healthy snack or meal replacement shake, and another between lunch and dinner.
      The idea is to teach your body to get rid of all extra fuel it doesn’t need, which are fats, carbs, and simple sugars for the most part. And once your body begins to understand that you are giving it the fuel it needs when it needs it, then your body will no longer store fat cells as a fuel reserve.
      It is also a good idea to use a body cleanser, or detoxify before beginning any change in diet. Especially if you are going to begin eating healthier. The process might cause head aches or muscle cramps depending on what your body has become used to. Also diarrhea is a common side effect of most cleansing programs, but don’t worry this is a sign that your body is getting rid of the toxic substances. The cleans will help your body to easily extract the nutrients it needs from the food you intake and bypass the rest as waste.
      To expedite the process it always helps to concentrate on full body workouts to keep energy storage empty. Also, drink water, water is used to clean your body inside and out. Stay away from caffeine and soda.
      This will take time. But once you are able to achieve routine with your eating habits it is one of the easiest ways to keep the fat off.
      So with this, your diet can be very flexible as well. You can have sweets and things but for best results I would stay away from all simple sugars, like candy.
      Good luck and God bless.

  39. QUESTION:
    How do I cleanse all the toxins from my body?
    Do I have to drink alot of water?, or is there other things. no pills please

    • ANSWER:
      You can't rid your body of all the "toxins" because your body relies on some of the toxins and bacteria to thrive. For example, those people who are firm believers in getting their "colon cleansed" can't do it too often because that would deplete your bowels of the natural bacteria that lives there (E.Coli). We all have good bacteria in our body, and if we get rid of all of it, then we're basically defenseless against the other microorganisms that find their way into our systems.
      If you want to be "healthy" then proper diet, exercise, and sleep is a start. Do not drink an over abundance of water, because you could end up with water toxicity (it throws off your electrolytes and is potentially fatal). Taking one multivitamin everyday is also advisable, but if you dont want to take a pill, then you could eat 2 flintstones vitamins. They are about the equivalent of a pretty good multivitamin. Women who are pregnant and who can't take those gigantic prenatal pills are advised to do the same thing.
      Exercise is probably the very best way to rid your body of any excess "toxins", without causing undue stress and harm to your body. Good luck! ;)

  40. QUESTION:
    How do you get rid of acne naturally?
    I have a lot of acne and it bothers me because all of my other friends have near perfect skin and they all say they use proactiv but that didn't work on me at ALL so could anyone tell me if there are really good natural ways to get rid of acne?

    • ANSWER:
      ACNE:

      Once viewed as the bane of burger-eating, cola-guzzling teenagers, acne also affects plenty of adults as well.
      In spite of what your friends have told you, breakouts aren't the product of poor hygiene or poor diet. At the root of the of the problem is an over production of sebum, a waxy substance that clog the pores and leads to blackheads, whiteheads and pimples.

      So what you can do when your skin won't act its age? Treat it with kid gloves. That means no harsh soaps or frenzied scrubbing. Women should avoid oil-based cosmetics, which can clog pores and encourage breakouts. The natural remedies found below - used in conjunction with everyday hygiene - may help prevent or relieve acne, according to some health professionals.

      Aromatherapy:

      Tea tree oil is a natural antiseptic that is gentle to the skin and speeds the healing of blemishes, says Laos Angeles aromatherapist Michael Scholes, of Aromatherapy Seminars, an organization that trains professionals and others in the use of essential oils. He suggests apply a single drop of tea tree oil directly to the blemish after cleansing.

      Ayurveda:

      Angry-looking red pimples filled with a yellowish discharge are a sign of excess pitta dosha says Vasant Lad, B.A.M.S., M.A.Sc., director of the Ayurvedic Institute in Albuquerque, New Mexico. To control acne, he suggests adopting a diet that includes plenty of bland foods such as oatmeal, applesauce and basmati rice and eliminates fried foods, spicy foods and citrus fruits.

      Dr. Lad recommends this daily routine for cleansing your face: First, wash your face with chick-pea paste, made by mixing one teaspoon of chick-pea flour (available in most health food stores) with a little water. Dry with a clean towel. Then apply a paste made by mixing one teaspoon of almond powder(you can make your own by grinding peeled almonds in a coffee grinder0 with a cup of goat's milk (available in most health food stores). Let this almond-paste mask dry on your face for a few minutes before washing it off.

      Food Therapy:

      Acne may be cause by consuming the wrong foods, says Elson Haas, M.D., director of the Preventive Medical Center of Marin in San Rafael, California. For some people, acne may be triggered because they're sensitive to sugar, wheat, chocolate - foods that are more acid irritating in the body," he says.

      "What happens is these foods can cause more mucus and pus in the hair follicles, clogging up pores. Other times, acne may be the result of intestinal yeast, and when you give up cheeses, baked goods, sugar and other yeast-producing foods, the skin clears up."

      Herbal Therapy:

      Take black currant seed oil or evening primrose oil, both of which are available in most health food stores, says Barre, Vermont, herbalist Rosemary Gladstar, author of Herbal Healing for Women and other books about herbs. The standard adult dosage for both of these herb is three 500-milligrams capsules a day, according to Gladstar.

      She suggests taking this dosage every day for thee months or until your acne clears up, whichever comes first. Black currant seed oil is less expensive than evening primrose oil and works just as well, he says.

      Juice Therapy:

      "Acne is a signal that the organs of excretion aren't functioning optimally," says Elaine Gillaspie, N.D., a naturopathic physician in Portland, Oregon. She recommends stimulating the liver with a blend of one part beet juice, three parts carrot juice and two parts water to help clear the complexion from the inside out.

  41. QUESTION:
    what can i do to control acne during pregnancy?
    I know your hormones are out of control, but is there anything that will help acne breakouts?

    • ANSWER:
      I can't see why you can't use "tea tree oil" i use Thursday Plantation 100% pure Tea Tree Oil..and i use redwin hand wash on my face to cleanse...it's soap free/ph balanced/no perfume..costs for 750ml..and a pure witch hazel toner. I moisturise with neutrogena oil free moistuizer for sensitive skin...i find this combo works for me as i have monthly breakouts.
      Just note what not to use below "sacylic acid is one of them" so im thinking stay away from harsh chemicals that absorb into the skin.
      Here's the article i found--
      The changes that a woman’s body goes through during pregnancy are numerous, and often frustrating. Acne is one of those problems. Breaking out in acne during pregnancy is a fairly common occurrence. This is especially the case for the woman who is naturally prone to having acne breakouts. Changes in hormones and hormone levels during pregnancy result in the skin producing more oils, and thus more acne. This increased oils production is probably also responsible for the “glow” that many pregnant women seem to have. During pregnancy, acne can break out not only on the face, but also on the body. Fortunately, there are some things that you can try to use to deal with breaking out in acne during your pregnancy.

      One of the most obvious but also the most effective ways to deal with breaking out in acne during pregnancy is to keep your skin clean. After you clean your skin, rinse thoroughly with lukewarm water to remove any soap residue that might be left over. Use an oil-free facial cleanser, and avoid soaps that contain oils or other irritating substances.

      Another important part about dealing with acne during pregnancy has to do with prevention. Specifically, it is important to keep your hands off. Here, it is important to keep in mind that touching your acne will only make it worse. Keep your hands off those pimples. As tempting as it is to pop them or pick at them, this can cause the bacteria to spread. Picking at them can create acne scars.

      During pregnancy, stress management is extremely important, not only in terms of your overall health, but in terms of your acne breakouts. Controlling stress may help to control your acne. Along with stress, keeping an healthy diet and regularly exercising can help control acne. Regular daily exercise can help to increase blood flow to the skin, and will help it to be more tone and stay more healthy.

      Finally, you should take caution when using acne medications during pregnancy. Over-the-counter Acne treatments that include benzoyl peroxide have been tested as safe to use while pregnant. A prescription treatment called Oral erythromycin is an alternative to tetracycline that is safe for use in pregnant women and young children. There are also many natural skin-care products that may be safe for both you and baby. Stay away from any acne medications that contain Tetracycline, Salicyclic Acid (a common ingredient in over-the-counter acne treatments), Tretinon (sold under the brand name Retin-A), and Isotrentinoin (sold under the brand name Accutane).

      With some extra care and a little patience, you may find that you can avoid or reduce breaking out in acne during pregnancy

  42. QUESTION:
    What is a good skin care routine to get great skin?
    I'm starting a new skin care routine in the morning.
    What is your routine and what products do you use?

    I'm looking for a cleanser, toner, moisturizer, exfoliator, mask to all have on hand. Thank you :)

    • ANSWER:
      I have/had issues with my skin big time. I would be dry and flakey, oily in areas creating blackheads, acne, whiteheads. Ugh, and during THAT time of the month? Forget it.

      I've recently started a new treatment, which mainly has been all about diet along with some of my favorite products and my skin is FABULOUS. I can't even tell you. This morning I looked in the mirror and it was GLOWING. My skin tone was even, no red patches, no bumps, small pores, blackheads are almost entirely gone.

      Here is everything I use and WHEN I use it.

      1. Aveeno Clear Complexion Daily Cleansing Pads w/ Salycilic acid. I use these at night to get rid of all the dirt and oil that has accumulated throughout the day.

      2. Neutrogena Blackhead Clearing 2 in 1 Pads: I use these TWICE a week. They are very strong and when I used them daily they actually made me break out more, but they really helped with the blackheads, so I cut back to using this pad at night only 2x per week.

      3. Biore Blemish Fighting Ice Cleaner: I use this in the MORNING 2x per week. I tend to use a lot of products so I alternate days so I'm not going too crazy. One morning I'll wake up and just rinse my face with warm water, the next day I'll use this stuff, the next day just warm water, and so forth.

      4. Proactive Refining Mask: I find this stuff in the mall on the Proactive carts. I hate Proactive, would never recommend it but the Refining Mask is GOLDEN for spot treatments if you break out. It's a sulfur based mask which is PHENOMENAL at drying out acne over night and making it noticeablly smaller and less red by morning. You can use it either as spot treatment, OR as an entire face mask. I do it both ways and actually sleep with this stuff on my face. It's gentle and doesn't leave red blotches on my skin that other spot treatments do.

      5. Olay Regenerist Microdermabrasion: I use this ONCE every two weeks. It is a great scrub to get rid of the dull surface skin cells, to turn over skin and to get the baby butt skin hiding underneath. It smooths, evens skin tone, and makes your face super soft.

      6. I've been drinking 1 Liter of water PER day. I get a gigantic Poland Spring and keep it with me all day.

      7. I've been cutting out red meat. I eat lean meats, turkey, chicken, tuna fish, and eating fruits and vegetables every single day. In the morning I'll have a mix of blueberries, raspberries, blackberries and strawberries, these fruits are LOADED with antioxidants which clear your skin of impurities. Lunch, i'll have lean meat, tomatoes, eggplants, apples, and a snack of some almonds.

      I've literally cut out ALL garbage from my diet. No cookies, chips, cakes, pasteries, donuts, etc. You'll be surprised, I thought it would be so hard to get rid of junk but just after a couple of days getting the nutrients I SHOULD be getting, I am never hungry, I eat small meals 4x per day, and I never crave junk.

      8. Most important! I've been taking a daily multivitamin, One a Day women's active vitamin (every morning), along with an Omega-3 Fish Oil 1000mg supplement (2x per day, AM and PM) The Omega-3 is something that pretty much everyone does not get enough of. It improves dry skin, it clears complexion, it evens skin tone. (If you decide on starting a Fish Oil supplement, be careful because some brands are not as pure as others, and may contain toxins and metals found in the fish. Make sure if you pick up an oil that it says "Molecularly distlled to remove pesticides, PCB's and heavy metals." I like Natrol Omega-3 Fish Oil. It's definitely a bit more expensive, but there's no way I'm putting toxins and metals into my body. Get the lemon flavored ones as well. It cuts back on "fish burps" XP

      9. I've also been running! The exertion and sweat from running has totally been clearing my complexion up as well.

      10. Don't forget the SPF moisturizer in the day! I use Aveeno calming lotion w/SPF every morning.

      11. Get 7-8 hours of sleep!

      I know it sounds like a lot, but nothing has ever worked for me. I suddenly got all this motivation and my skin has NEVER looked as good as it does now.

      Holy crap this was long. :X

  43. QUESTION:
    Will working out on an eliptical help me get rid of cellulite?
    I'll be doing it 30 minutes a day 3 times a week. Will this help me? Is there something else I can do to help get rid of my cellulite? Thanks for your help :)

    • ANSWER:
      It doesn't matter how thick or thin you are, most women are prone to deposits of cellulite. These are gender specific (that's right for women only!) deposits of dense fat that are caught in the network of fibers that make up the structure of the body.

      To understand this you have to picture your body as being enclosed in a large network of tissue that looks like a fish net of interconnecting tissue. How much this tissue can expand is non negotiable. Since the connective tissue is not as elastic as the skin,it will only stretch so far while being acted on by the force of expanding fat cells. When fat deposits become trapped beneath this network, called the superficial fascia, the net is stretched and its fatty contents bulge out in an unattractive way that is often described as looking like cottage cheese, orange peel or gravel.

      Why don't these stubborn deposits of fat just melt away like regular fat? The law of Mother Nature in this case is that the greater the area of fat concentration the harder it is to get rid of. The minute your total body fat exceeds 25% in a woman, you will develop cellulite.

      Sometimes you can get rid of the fat but not the gnarly connective tissue that was created to accommodate the extra fat cells in the first place. Areas of the body that have a high ratio of fat to muscle (for example the thighs, hips and buttock area in women) are particularly hard to smooth out once they have become pocked with cellulite.

      Getting rid of cellulite is not as easy as exercising and limiting your caloric intake. As many women know you can get extremely thin, almost skeletal and still have lumps of cellulite showing In fact, if you lose too much weight the cellulite bumps and dents can be even further highlighted.

      Usually getting rid of cellulite requires a complete lifestyle overhaul. This usually starts with some kind of detoxifying or cleansing diet and then a permanent modification of your exercise and eating habits. Circuit training that involves an hour of aerobic exercise (including elliptical) and weight training is thought to be the best cure for this common problem. Drinking tons of water and eating fruits and vegetables that are water dense may also help get rid of these stubborn deposits of fat.

      http://nomorecellulite.org

  44. QUESTION:
    Any good recipes for fruit juice mix?smoothies or whatever?
    I am on diet that only allow me to drink and not having meal, the doctor recommend fruit juices and smoothies...

    I'd be glad if you can tell me nice recipes for this...I prefer strawberries, lemon and watermelon

    • ANSWER:
      I have a Juice Factory, it works great! Some of these sound strange but are really tasty!

      Juice Recipes
      Jogger’s Paradise
      3 oranges
      2 hard pears
      1 small yam
      Here is a muscle-blasting, power-pushing juice recipe for joggers. Clean blood, clean muscles, and enzyme-rich, nutrient-packed, fuel make for intense aerobic activity. Try this juice out on a five-mile jog. Add a little crushed ice and let your taste buds sing. Sip slowly.

      Flying Orange
      2 pears
      3 pink grapefruit
      1 sweet potato
      A delicious alcohol free party pleaser that will blow both socks off. Ask the host if you can take your juicer to the party. Enjoy an enzyme high without a nasty hangover.

      Taste of Heaven
      2 carrots
      1 sweet potato
      2 apples
      thin slice of Spanish onion
      pinch dulse powder
      He renews our youth—to run and not grow weary. The Lord renews our strength so that we will mount up on wings like eagles. It’s time to let go and let God. To trust, and have hope. He is with you and will never forsake you. And joy shall flow from your heart, like a child.

      Athlete’s Super Fuel
      1/2 watermelon
      1 lemon
      5 oranges
      1 can frozen pineapple concentrate

      So you're just entered the iron man contest. Fixed and resolute, driven and focused, yet child-like and joyful. Strong, yet dependent on God.

      Fantastic Fertility
      3 hard pears
      1 cantaloupe
      1 sweet potato
      A delightful surprise to both men and women is the increased vitality. Juicing cleanses all the organs nutritious juices. God created sex to be enjoyed, giving fulfillment to the sacred bond of marriage.
      Citrus Slurp
      1 grapefruit
      1 orange
      Citrus juice made from a hand citrus juicer and a centrifugal force juice extractor can be quite different. The electric juice extractor produces a thick frothy juice, which is more tart. The quality and the nutritional value of the two are similar so it is only a matter of preference. This is an awesome wake-up and is healthier than coffee. It may take a little more time to make, but you will gain time because of the sharp mind that you will have in whatever you do.

      The Hyper House Cleaner
      2 yams
      1 beet
      1 slice Spanish onion
      2 lemons
      1 celery
      slice of ginger
      So you're ready to clean house, To cut a trail through the kid's bedroom. Get ready for an aerobic house-cleaning workout.

      Pineapple Piper
      1 pineapple
      1 sweet potato
      4 oranges

      As far as taste this has to be one of my favorites. Even the most skeptical taster will be won over by this sweet treat.

      Race Runner
      1 lemon
      2 radish
      1 beet
      1 slice Spanish onion
      2 sweet potato
      1 celery
      2 Tbs. cider vinegar

      A sweet and zingy flavor. Choose raw cider vinegar with mother present. A great detoxifier.

      Red Ice
      1 beet
      1 sweet potato
      2 apples
      1 lemon
      1 tomato
      thin slice of Spanish onion
      1 garlic clove
      1/2 can of frozen apple concentrate

      Crush ice or blend with water till slush. Add juice and get ready to chill out. Cool down those forces of frustration. Be at peace in the storm. This drink is made to refresh your cells like the Spirit is made to refresh your soul. Sit back and consider your blessings. Look at what is with in. You are kind, loving, encouraging, full of hope and at peace. A sign that God is at work within.

      The Pain Remover
      1 lemon
      1 orange
      3 hard pears
      3 apples

      Bruises, aches and sprains can be irritated by a toxic bloodstream and a high-protein diet. But a low-protein, natural diet, lessens irritation and reduces inflammation. Not only does this juice taste delightful, it assists in the healing process. Adam and Eve never woke up stiff with arthritis. Perfect food sustaining perfect bodies. It is our heritage to be healthy and pain free.

      The Brain Stimulator

      1 oranges
      1 hard pears
      1 yam
      1 grapefruit
      1 apple

      Scientists have determined that we use only 10 percent of the brain. Living on coffee and donuts reduces that percentage to 2 percent. Here is a juice to stimulate all of that unused percentage back into activity. For this juice to be effective, you need a five-day juice fast to clear the coffee, donut and junk food residues out of the bloodstream. Once clear, this wide-spectrum, nutrient-rich juice will stir the brain into super-activity. Better memory, sharper thinking and good study techniques are the tools for great marks. No more morning brain fog. Now you can leap out of bed to study while brushing your teeth and preparing for the day.

      Super Duper Spicy Tomato

      3 ripe tomatoes
      1/2 green or red pepper
      1 celery stock
      1 apple
      1 Tbs. Good Tasting Yeast
      1/2 tsp. onion powder
      1/2 Tsp. garlic powder
      1 tsp. Worcestershire
      pinch of freshly ground black pepper
      3 drops Louisiana Hot Sauce (optional for the real man)

      Do you enjoy bungi jumping? How about sky diving? If you have an adventurous personality, then this is the perfect juice for you. When you are fasting, drinking this juice may make you feel like you have just eaten a large pizza. If you are on a cleansing fast, eliminate the good tasting yeast.

      Fabulous Fennel

      1 fennel bulb
      1/2 beet with greens
      2 apples

      If you enjoy the taste of licorice, you will love fennel. This unusual vegetable looks like fat celery with feathers. Fennel helps your eyes to increase in sensitivity, overcoming night blindness. Some have found fennel juice good for relieving migraine headaches.

      Garlic Breath Delight

      2 tomatoes
      2 apples
      1 clove of garlic
      sprig of parsley

      This bacteria buster means business. Garlic reduces blood pressure, helps with the problem of blood clotting, lowering the LDL which increases bad cholesterol. Garlic boosts the immune system and encourages the recovery of heart attack victims. Garlic contains allicin which inhibits bacterial growth and fungus, helping with yeast over-growths, and useful in treating candida. Garlic increases the flow of digestive enzymes and encourages detoxification through the skin. The addition of parsley helps in combating the unpleasant odor of garlic. This juice is worth losing a few friends over.

      The Cancer Killer

      1 beet
      1 carrot
      1 celery stick
      1/2 potato
      1 radish

      Rudolf Breuss's, anticancer mixture has helped thousands of suffering people. This juice blend, during fasting, exerts a death blow on cancer. This was attested by over 24,000 patients who wrote him describing relief from their diseases. His patients were given small amounts of this juice over 42 days. A tea composed of nettle, St. John's wart, marigold, artemisi and monarda was also given. By "starving out" the cancer, Rudolf Breuss reported a 96% success rate for the thousands of patients he treated over 30 years of practice. (Rudolf Breuss died in 1989 at 93 years of age.)

      Its composition is: 55% beet root, 20% celery root, 20% carrot, 3% potato, 2% radish.

      Apple-berry Better Bladder

      2 apples
      1 1/4 cups of cranberries

      Cranberry juice is 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. An excellent preventative juice for North American men who are battling the increased risk of prostate cancer. It is a wonderful defense against yeast infections for women. Cut apples into wedges, seeds and all.

      The Niagara Falls Cleanser

      1 wedge watermelon
      1/2 lb. red grapes

      Watermelon rind has chlorophyll, vitamin A, protein, potassium, zinc, iodine, nucleic acids and enzymes which aid digestion. Ninety-five percent of the nutritional content in watermelon is in the rind. The seeds may be a little noisy but are harmless to the juicer.

      You may be curious about the name. When you put a sloppy wet piece of watermelon in the juicer it comes out like Niagara Falls. Because watermelon is a great diuretic, your kidneys and bladder will experience a honeymoon of youthful health.

      If you are short on money, watermelon juice is the ticket. You can add just about anything to watermelon juice, so again, we encourage you to have some fun.

      Tom's Favorite

      one cantaloupe
      5 ice cubes
      2 Tbs. of Sucanat
      dash of cinnamon

      Juice the cantaloupe and blend with Sucanat, cinnamon and ice cubes.

      This juice recipe has become our favorite drink. Stunningly refreshing and full of flavor. Has more than 15,000 I.U. of vitamin A and over three times the vitamin C content of an apple. It also contains myoinositol, a lipid which helps with anxiety, insomnia and in battling hardening of the arteries. It also contains the greatest amount of digestive enzymes. Melons are recommended by the American Cancer Society as powerful agents in the fight against intestinal and skin cancer. Cantaloupe contains approximately 100 calories, yet it is dense in nutrients. This makes melon a perfect food for healing and weight loss. Delicious, filling and low in calories.

      Check out our lineup of Breville Juicers

  45. QUESTION:
    What is your Favorite New Years Diet?
    Like most of the women in this world, one of my resolutions is to loose weight. Mainly my baby weight from having my daughter 7months ago.
    I have looked at a few diet programs, but I am wondering what diets have worked best for you?
    Did you give up carbs, or sugar? Did you count calories, did you do a master cleanse?

    • ANSWER:
      Don't go on a fad diet. They DON'T work. The best "diet" that has worked for me is to eat less and move more. Even if it is taking a 30 minute walk every night..you are still moving.
      Just eat healthy. You don't have to go completely organic and stick to salads, chicken, fruits, and veggies. There are lots of healthy foods out there. 97% fat free hot dogs and a whole wheat hot dog bun isn't what most people would define as eating healthy, but it isn't fatty and fits into my diet so I eat it.

      Buy a gym membership.
      If you can't do that then simply start jogging in the morning, or go for a 45 minute morning walk or hike. What is great about doing that is you can do it with your daughter. Put her in a stroller and go walking or jogging with her. Or have someone watch her and go on a hike with a friend. You can also ride a bike, swim, or jump rope. There are so many ways of being active and it is actually really fun. Buy dumbbells and other exercise equipment and tapes if you can't go to a gym.

      Here is a diet plan:
      Eat 1,500 calories, 35 grams of fat (as little of saturated fat (the bad fat) as possible..and ZERO trans fat), about 200 grams of healthy carbs, and lots of protein. Your body burns about 1,200 calories a day just living. The number goes up when you start getting active. So if you start moving around more you will burn more than you consume.
      Don't go on a low carb diet. Your body NEEDS carbs..they are your bodies main source of fuel. Want to know why people lose so much weight so fast on a low carb diet? Because they are losing water weight not fat. When they eat a normal diet they will gain all that weight back. Eat complex carbs from whole wheat products, fruits, and vegetables.
      You can have sugar on a diet but try to restrict it as much as possible. Try to get only about 10 grams of granulated sugar in a day. Don't worry about natural sugar from dairy products, fruits, and vegetables.
      After a few weeks of losing weight (like when you hit a 15 pound weight loss mark) you could start having a splurge day once a week where you eat something you are craving. Most people do this because it is motivating, it doesn't affect your weight if it is just one day, and it helps keep you from binging.
      Make yummy healthy food. SparkRecipes has a lot of good healthy recipes..they also have the nutrition facts included with them.

      You can replace a lot of things with healthy options. Fat free milk and cheese instead of the full fat version. Egg beaters or egg whites (egg beaters taste better) instead of eggs. Fat free cream cheese and whole wheat bagels instead of full fat cream cheese and regular bagels. Look around at the grocery store and you will see that there are lots of healthy options.

      You don't need to do some ridiculous diet like low-carb, pickle diet, grape fruit diet, etc..
      Just move more and eat healthy. Having a healthy lifestyle can be fun.

      I hope I helped :) Good luck!

  46. QUESTION:
    Does the lump you get from testicular cancer grow and increase in size?
    If so how fast would the lump grow?

    • ANSWER:
      If the following causes are not taken care of, lump is most likely to grow very fast, say in months.

      1. Chronic & severe constipation [+ heavy quantum of accumulated feces in the rectum & the large intestine] with a displaced solar plexus. Bad diet with pizzas, burgers, deep freeze and deep fried chicken/pork/hot dogs, high rich calorie diets-obesity, etc. As a result, most of the Americans/Europeans are cancer victims due to chronic constipation issues.
      3. Hormonal imbalance. Hormone Therapy after Menopause.
      4. Heavy exposure to asbestos, pollution from industrial wastes, tobacco consumption and or smoking.
      5. Chronic & Unhealed wounds/injuries caused by bacterial/viral/metabolic syndromes/diseases with blocked energy + toxins in any internal organ.
      6. Sexual promiscuity, Perverted anal/oral sex, hetero-sex [not mono-sex], homosex amongst transgenders, resulting in chronic and unhealed STDs/infections/wounds/injuries, etc., bad personal hygiene [not washing gonads after coitus] & indiscriminate consumption of birth control pills 'with no' medical supervision by endocrinologist/gynecologist/physician.
      7. Chronic Stress & Strain.
      8. Lack of exercise & ever increasing obese bodies.
      9. Out of every 10 lung cancer patients, 9 are smokers. Tobacco dipping, chewing and smoking [pot]/hukka by females hasten menopause and for the males lung/throat/esophageal/oral cancer assured—an American study published in WebMD.com.

      10. Regular consumption of ‘colas’ with heavy doses of insecticides, freely available in India. Regular & excessive alcohol consumption.
      11. Skin Cancer Exposure to Sun’s rays @ odd hours [90 minutes after sunrise, beyond 60 minutes before sunset and anytime during strong winds] and excessive exposure to radiation emanating from cell phones, transmission towers, etc.,
      24/7-- Wearing of bra by the modern woman. In the 'Bra and Breast Cancer Study' in the United States , It was discovered that women with breast cancer had a history of sporting tighter and longer bra-wearing than did the women who had not (yet) developed the disease.
      In fact, virtually the entire cancer group wore bras over 12 hours. When a woman wears a tight bra, she subjects her breasts to pressure, closing off the lymphatic pathway from the breast to the nodes. This causes fluid built-up swelling, tenderness and cyst formation. Toxins must be flushed out via the lymphatic. However, a bra-constricted breast cannot adequately perform this cleansing process, resulting in toxin accumulation in the breast.
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      12. Late marriages and late pregnancies, avoiding breast feeding the child—breast cancer.
      13. Genetic pre-dispositions with more cancer striken breast cancer predecessors.
      PS: If satisfied/benefited with, U may inform others to browse ‘Yahoo Answers’ on any health

  47. QUESTION:
    What are some alternative/holistic treatments for eczema?
    My 6 yr old son has been suffering from moderate to severe eczema since he was two. We have tried every known medicine and even allergy shots. Today we had a visit to Duke Med Center and they had nothing new to offer us. I would like to try some alternatives to traditional/western medicine. If anyone has any suggestions (books, websites, ect), advice or similar experinces, I would love to hear.
    Thanks.
    thanks for all the answers. we are exploring food allergies, using some new natural products and trying to live a healthy and as minimally as possible. i will put it to vote.

    • ANSWER:
      If we offered you a miracle remedy that prevents "eczema" would you buy it? Certainly you would. You won’t find it in a Pharmacy but at the Grocery Store.

      Try the Natural Cures for Eczema.

      The term ‘eczema’ is derived from a Greek word meaning ‘to boil.’ It refers to an inflammation of the skin, which results in the formation of vesicles or pustules. It is the most common and most troublesome of all skin diseases.

      Eczema is essentially a constitutional disease, resulting from a toxic condition of the system. The disease covers a wide variety of forms, the majority of them being of a chronic variety.

      Symptoms: Eczema in its acute form is indicated by redness and swelling of the skin, the formation of minute vesicles and severe heat. If the vesicles rupture, a raw, moist surface is formed. From this, a colourless discharge oozes, which forms skin crusts when it accumulates. The disease is usually worst at night when the heat of the body is retained by the bedclothes.

      The skin itches at all stages. In the wet stage, it may become infected with bacteria. The healing of the condition is affected by scratching in response to the irritation. Scratching not only spreads infection but also lengthens the stage of dryness and scaling.

      Causes: Allergies play an important part in causing eczema. Some women get eczema on their hands due to an allergy to soap or detergents used to wash clothes or dishes. Some persons develop it around the fingers when they wear rings because of allergy to metals. Researchers at the University of Texas Health Science Centre at San Antonio, in a recent study of children with atrophic eczema, found that 75% were allergic to a number of foods. The most common triggers for sensitive persons are eggs, peanuts, chocolate, wheat, cow’s milk, chicken, and potato.

      The real cause of eczema, however, is the failure of the human system to excrete the poisons from the various orifices of the body. Waste matter is excreted from the rectum through stools, from the bladder through urine, from the lungs through breath and from the pores of the skin through sweat. Sometime the pores of the skin are overworked, as waste matter is not properly eliminated from the other orifices. If the pores are not given the chance to perform their normal function, the sweat will be full of morbid matter and this gives rise to skin diseases like eczema, acne, boils, and other eruptions.

      Other causes include faulty metabolism, constipation, nutritional deficiencies, and stress brought about by nagging spouses, jealousy, frustration, and a host of other emotions. Suppressive drug treatment of the formal disease is also a most potent subsidiary causative factor in many cases.

      The Cure: Skin applications to cure eczema may give temporary relief. If the exudation is suppressed, some other more serious disease may develop. The best way to deal with eczema is to cleanse the blood stream and the body.

      The treatment should start with a fast on orange juice and water from five to days, depending on the severity and duration of the trouble. Juice fasting will help eliminate toxic waste from the body and lead to substantial improvement. In some cases, the condition may worsen in the beginning of the fast due to the increased elimination of waste matter through the skin. But as fasting continues, improvement will manifest itself.

      Fruits, salt free, raw or steamed vegetables with whole meal bread or chappatis may be taken after the juice fast. Carrot and musk melon are particularly beneficial. Coconut oil may be used instead of ghee. After a few days, curd and milk may be added to the diet. The patients may thereafter gradually embark upon a well-balanced diet of three basic food groups, namely (i) seeds, nuts, and grains, (ii) vegetables, and (iii) fruits. The large proportion of the diet should consist of raw foods. Seeds and beans such as alfalfa, mung, and soyabeans can be sprouted.

      This diet may be supplemented with cold-pressed vegetable oils, honey, and yeast. Juice fasting may be repeated at intervals of two months or so, depending on the progress being made, in chronic and more difficult cases of eczema, patient should fast at least once a week till he is cured.

      The patient should avoid tea, coffee, alcoholic beverages, and all condiments and highly flavoured dishes. He should also avoid sugar, white flour products, denatured cereals like polished rice, and pearled barley and tinned or bottled foods. He should eat only pure and wholesome foods.

      Raw vegetable juices, especially carrot juice in combination with spinach juice, have proved highly beneficial in the treatment of eczema. The formula proportions considered helpful in this combination are carrot 300 mL and spinach 200 mL to make 500 mL or half a litre of juice. The patient should get as much fresh air as possible. Restrictive clothing should not be worn. 2-3 L of water should be taken daily and the patient must bath twice or thrice a day. The skin, with the exception of the parts affected with eczema, should be vigorously rubbed with the palms of the hands before taking the bath.

      Coconut oil may be applied to the portions with eczema. It will help the skin to stay soft. Walking or jogging should be resorted to in order to inactivate the bowels. Sun bathing is also beneficial as it kills the harmful bacteria and should be resorted to early in the morning, in the first light of dawn. A light mudpack should be applied over the sites of the eczema is also helpful. The pack should be applied for an hour at a time and should be repeated twice or thrice a day.

      Water Treatment: In cases of acute eczema, cold compress, or cold-wet fomentations are beneficial. The affected part should be wrapped with a thick soft cloth. The cloth should be moistened with cold water (55-60 degrees F) every 15-30 minutes for two hours at a time. The bandage should be left intact, keeping the cloth cold. There may be intensification of itching or pain initially but this will soon subside. A cold compress may be applied twice daily for a week or so.

      Hope this helps, Good Luck.

  48. QUESTION:
    How can you get rid of a urinary tract infection (UTI)?
    I'm in a lot of pain, feel like I have to pee every minute but only ends up painful with a couple drops including blood coming out and some pink fleshy material. The clinic is closed today, don't have insurance, not sure what I can do. I've been eating a lot of water and yogurt but not helping and in the past when I have cranberry juice all the sugar in it makes it worse.

    • ANSWER:
      It sounds like you really do need to see a doctor and get some antibiotics but here are some other tips you can try:

      Urinary Tract Infection (UTI) home remedies and natural cures, Questions and answers

      Treating Urinary Tract Function by use of Baking Soda
      A mixture of 1/2 tsp baking soda in eight ounce glass of water can be very helpful on the first signs of urinary tract infection. The presence of baking soda in your system raises the acid-base balance of the acidic urine.

      Treating Urinary Tract Infection by drinking water or fluids
      It is very important for your system to have a good flow of urine. This can be done by consuming plenty of water. It cleanses your body by diluting and flushing out the unwanted substance.

      Treating Urinary Tract Infection by Cranberry Juice
      Cranberry juice disallows bacteria to cling to the cell, which line the urinary tract. It is a great remedy to fight this infection. If you cannot have the cranberry juice directly you can mix it with apple juice to add some taste.

      Treating Urinary Tract Infection by Aromatherapy
      You can make an essential oil by using equal parts of sandalwood, bergamot, tea tree, frankincense and juniper. Mix all these ingredients to make an oil to be rubbed over your bladder area. Continue this massaging technique for three to four days once the symptoms subside.

      Treating Urinary Tract Infection by Echinacea
      You can consume at least two capsules three times a day of Echinacea and Oregon grape root or goldenseal to fight the infection.

      Treating Urinary Tract Infection by Tincture
      In acute cases try having 1/2 tsp of tincture every hour. Severe infection needs severe measures. Blend equal parts of pipsissewa, buchu, echinacea, and uva ursi tinctures. Have 20 drops of this blended mixture every two hours for first two days and later 1 tsp four times a day, till you have completely recovered. Have a soothing tea such as marshmallow root to counter the strong antiseptic effect of urva ursi.

      Urinary Tract Infection Diet
      Urinary Tract Infection (UTI) : Home Remedies suggested by users
      Increase the intake of vitamins C
      Vitamin C prevents the bacterial growth due to the acidic environment created in the bladder and the urinary tract. It is very important to have a healthy diet which is rich in minerals and other supplements for your daily quota. You can maintain the alkaline content in urine by a rich diet of milk, fruits, and fresh vegetables.

      Fresh berry juice
      Women consuming fresh berry juice as part of the daily diet, turns out to be very useful in the long run.

      Avoid irritant foods
      A diet which consists of processed food like cheese, chocolate, dairy products should be avoided. You should also avoid spicy food, caffeine, alcohol and cigarettes which otherwise is also harmful. Avoid carbonated drinks like beer, soda or any other drink with fizz.

      Stay away from artificial sweetener
      Aspartame is one of a kind of artificial sweetener. You will find many artificial sweeteners in the market which should be avoided. It is mainly consumed by diabetic patients and is used in many beverages and other foods.

      Other suggestions for Urinary Tract Infection
      Hot compression
      You can place a heating pad on the lower abdominal area to provide some relief to your pain.

      Reflexology
      Working on the bladder or kidney points can provide you some relief from this infection.

      Dressing comfortably
      Wearing loose-fitting and cotton clothes helps a great deal. Wearing tight undergarments and tight fitting clothes creates more room for infection.

      Good luck!

  49. QUESTION:
    How do Japanese people have such nice skin?
    All the people in Japan that I have seen have nice skin! I am just wondering how they get there skin so clear!

    • ANSWER:
      - Cos it is in our genes.
      - Surely it`s due to our diet.
      - Skin `n body care.
      - The enviroment we live in.

      Genes : This connecting to our diet, as we grow in the tummies of our mothers, we are fed with food that are high in nutritional value `n considered with care for our health when brought out to the world.

      Diet : This is the most important thing, cos Japanese are crazy when it comes to their diets, their intake in nutrion. Therefore eating healthy leads to a glowing skin `n feeling fresh. Yes, green tea is one pointer. Green tea after meals, `n green tea is believed to fight off aging skin `n clean out toxins from our bodies. So more about our diets, we eat alot of food that are low in use of oils, or even no use of oils, mostly foods that are low in fat! Constantly eating fries everyday, with every meal can actually damage your skin. I know this due to people from countries in SEA, where their foods are so oily. `N there`s eating fish~ fishes like sardine, salmon, mackarel, etc. As we all know fishes such as salmon contain fatty acids that aids in moisturizing our skins as well as beautifying them. Eating a variety of vegetables as well as fruits is a must. A veggie like radish is also known to flush out unwanted wastes from our bodies. Also, it is well known among Japanese women, that by eating seaweed, kelps, konnyaku, clams, these foods have been popular for making our skins glow `n keep our skins to be healthy.

      Skin care : Use of quality skin care products daily (no cheap stuff.) In the morning `n in the evening/ night. Diet alone cannot help you maintain a healthy skin. Sometimes you gotta compile it with popular skin products for toning, moisturizing `n softening like from Kanebo, Kose or Shiseido (all Japanese brands.) Besides these liquid form products, there`s an ocassional use of facial masks, `n cleansing our faces with softening/ anti-aging facial foams.

      Enviroment : This is a bit vague but a few examples would be going to onsen (hot spring), now `n then. Also, other than tanned Japanese many girls with pale complexions will try to cover up their faces from the sun with a hat or an umbrella to keep their skins from damaging.

  50. QUESTION:
    Is 18 too young to go on the lemon detox diet?
    My mom recently went on it with great results. I weigh 134lbs, 6''6 tall.
    my goal weight is 120lbs.
    my mom keeps telling me im too young and i dont need to go on it, i really want to and i also want to detox my body, so not just to loose weight. would it be bad for me to go on the lemon detox diet?

    • ANSWER:
      WOW!!!! 120 would make you anorexic. I'm 5'6" and 120 is the weight my doctor wants me at. A general rule of thumb for a woman's weight, (If you don't want to factor in the medium and large build body types) is to say 100lbs at 5ft, and 10lbs for every inch over that. The best thing you can do is just factor your BMI. (Body Mass Index.) it will tell you where you need to be.

      http://www.halls.md/body-mass-index/bmi.htm

      Please check this out. Plus, a detox is not a diet, it is meant to "Detoxify" aka remove toxins from the body. If you really want to go on something like that, do a whole body cleanse from someone like Renew life, Garden of life, or Enzymatic. It will remove any "Built up waste" in your system, and you can still eat and live like a normal person.

      Please, please consider this before you send yourself into a body shock. You should really consult a doctor before doing anything like this.


body cleansing diet for women

Liver Cleanser

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    What's the purpose of cayenne pepper in the homemade recipe liver cleanser drink?
    The liver cleanser consists of citrus, olive oil, cloves, nutmeg and is designed to create energy but fill you up at the same time. What is the purpose of the pepper?

    • ANSWER:
      From
      http://www.healingdaily.com/detoxification-diet/cayenne.htm
      Cayenne pepper for improved blood flow
      Cayenne pepper (also called Capsicum frutescens) is a stimulating herb made from the dried pods of chili peppers and is well known for its pungent taste and smell. Cayenne is a popular spice used in many different regional styles of cooking, but it has also been used medicinally for thousands of years. Cayenne is often referred to as chili, which is the Aztec name for cayenne pepper.

      The main medicinal properties of cayenne are derived from a chemical called capsaicin. Capsaicin is the ingredient which gives peppers their HEAT. A pepper's capsaicin content ranges from 0-1.5%. Peppers are measured according to heat units. The degree of heat determines the peppers' usage and value. Generally, the hotter the pepper, the more capsaicin it contains. In addition to adding heat to the pepper, capsaicin acts to reduce platelet stickiness and relieve pain. Other constituents of cayenne are vitamins E, vitamin C and carotenoids.

      Today cayenne is used worldwide to treat a variety of health conditions, including poor circulation, weak digestion, heart disease, chronic pain, sore throats, headaches and toothache.

      Ayurveda also utilizes cayenne to treat poor digestion and gas. Chinese medicine uses cayenne for digestive ailments.

      When taken internally, cayenne soothes the digestive tract and stimulates the flow of stomach secretions and saliva. These secretions contain substances which help digest food.

      Cayenne is the greatest herbal aid to circulation and can be used on a regular basis. Dr. Richard Schulze, the medical herbalist, says that "If you master only one herb in your life, master cayenne pepper. It is more powerful than any other."

      Cayenne moves blood
      There is no other herb which increases your blood flow faster than cayenne. Cayenne moves blood. When people ask Dr. Schultze, "What are the 10 most important herbs to have in the home?" He tells them, "At the top of the list is cayenne pepper, because it will make the other 9 work better."

      Cayenne is the greatest blood circulation stimulant known. You can take all the milk thistle you want, but if you have bad circulation to your liver, it's not going to do you any good. Cayenne increases your blood circulation immediately within seconds, more than any other herb.

      When you have a sick area, there's often a restriction of blood flow to that area. Blood flow is what takes nutrition and the healing properties of herbs to those cells. Blood flow is also what carries out and removes waste material. Cayenne pepper is like TNT. It blasts through all that blockage to get to that area which is sick, taking with it all the minerals and vitamins from the foods you eat, and all the vital chemicals from the herbs you take - all the way to the sick area.

      Cayenne pepper is usually labeled 40,000, 60,000, 90,000 or more heat units. Generally, the higher the number of heat units, the more beneficial. The lower-heat cayenne peppers are a lot less efficient, and they are the ones which are most highly contaminated. These are the ones you see labeled for 30,000 heat units. These are the ones to stay away from.

      People who are not used to cayenne just need to work their way up. One problem people have is that they blow their mouths with cayenne, right off the bat. For those who have never used cayenne pepper before, a good initial dosage is 1/16th of a teaspoonful in some juice. Work your way up in dosage slowly. Put a small amount in some juice, stir and drink. Delicious.

      Cayenne powder
      It is recommended that the cayenne powder be used, as opposed to capsules. It is believed that you are only getting a small part of the potential effect of cayenne pepper by taking it in capsules. When you put cayenne in your mouth, your stomach secretes digestive juices before the cayenne ever gets there. So when the cayenne gets down there, your stomach is ready for it.

      But if you swallow a capsule, your tongue tastes nothing. A capsule goes down in your stomach, and your stomach notices nothing, at first. Then, 5 minutes later the gelatin bursts, and you have a 1/2 teaspoon of cayenne pepper in your stomach and your body is shocked. You surprised it.

      What is going on is that some of cayenne's healing action occurs right in your mouth. As cayenne touches your tongue, the cayenne absorbs in seconds and nerve endings send signals throughout the body - sending waves of fresh blood throughout your body.

      My favorite source for high quality, non-irradiated cayenne pepper 90,000 heat units by the pound is here. (If the link goes to a blank page, just search their site for 'cayenne'.) I also like Puritan Pride's special "Buy 2 Get 3 FREE" promotions on cayenne.

      I highly recommend the book "The Health Benefits of Cayenne" by John Heinerman if you want to learn more about the power of cayenne. There is no other herb stronger or more effective than cayenne to make immediate physiological and metabolic changes in the body.

      Sure, there are a few heating herbs like ginger and horseradish, but what other herb can you put in somebody's mouth and all of a sudden it makes their faces look like cherries? I don't know another herb that will do that, and cayenne does that through your whole body. Use it to improve blood flow throughout your body.

      http://www.healingdaily.com/detoxification-diet/cayenne.htm

  2. QUESTION:
    Can Sea Salt be used as a natural liver cleanser?
    I was just wondering if sea salt can be used as a natural liver cleanser because i heard that some where and i just wanted other opinions. If so, how exactly do you use it? Also, are there any other natural rememdies good for cleansing the body of toxins?

    • ANSWER:
      The three answers above me are all trolls.
      Do not take any notice.

      The best detox products are micronized and liquid Zeolites, activated charcoal and some special types of clays.

  3. QUESTION:
    Can young people benefit from kidney and liver cleansing?
    i am a male 21 years old five foot 6inches 154 pounds and is in good health. Ive brought Higasan(liver cleanser blend and Rinosan(kidney cleanser blend. They are made from botanical herb extracts and made by a company called Nuestra Salud. Would I benifit from this and if so can i drink them both together? Also can i mix them together in the same cup?
    i already drunk one cup. will this harm me?

    • ANSWER:
      1. There is no rational reason why you should want to cleanse your liver and kidneys.
      2. There is no evidence that these cleanses work, there is no plausible mechanism for them to work.

  4. QUESTION:
    Is it bad to take too many pills at once? Will my liver or any other internal organ be affected later in life?
    I take at least 4-8 pills a day (no illegal substances). I've been doing this for about two years now and I'm 17. Two of the pills used to be acne pills, but I haven't been on acne pills for about two months. I just want to make sure this won't cause any digestion or internal organ problems later in life. I take a multivitamin, liver cleanser, pro biotic, B6 pill, and on and off I take a testosterone booster for lifting. I drink on occasion too. Thank you

    • ANSWER:
      The things that are prescribed would be something you would have to talk to a doctor about.

      But I am sure that the multivitamin will not harm you, but I do know that boosters for lifting are terrible for your liver! So if you are not willing to discontinue taking those, don't take those throughout your life, and quit as soon as you (want) can. The muscle booster are also noted that you should be 18 to use, because of stunted growth.

      and also, the liver is the only organ that can regenerate itself, so it you mess up now, it will be healed within a few years! (if you don't cause fatal damage that is)

  5. QUESTION:
    what is the best liver cleanser?
    I have read that a liver cleanser helps with the burning fat as liver is the major fat burning organ in the body. It is the only organ that can pump fat out of the body. Now my question is there are so many liver cleanser in the market but which is the best one. i was checking on ebay and the price range is from -. Does anyone here has any experiences with using one and what brand. is there a particular brand which is good in terms of doing the job. please advice
    thanks

    • ANSWER:
      Be very careful with liver cleansing herbs,for two reasons first because you can waste your money on a product that does not have enough active herb and instead contains lots of fillers and the product will not perform well.And number 2 herbs are not regulated by the FDA for quality and potency therefore you need to do a little research before selecting the company you buy your herbs from.Milk thistle has allot of scientific as well as alternative medicine peer review.I would start with Milk thistle which helps to actually repair the liver.Also a book reccomendation,find a copy of Dr Sandra Cabots Liver cleansing diet at either your library or purchase it from amazon.com.You can also get some useful information at her website.http://liverdoctor.com/

  6. QUESTION:
    I have white vaginal discharge, how does fish oil 1000mg help it?
    My doctor says because i have excessive estrogen in my bloodstream, it causes my reproductive system to produce excessive hormones and cause wetness.

    He encouraged me to get take a liver cleanser to clean out the excessive estrogen liver, and to take fish oil 1000 mg per meal.

    How does the fish oil help my situation? what is the effectiveness and benefits of fish oil?

    • ANSWER:
      its the stuff inside it which calms down your hormones like ur estrogen level will calm down as the viamins and other ingredients soothe ur hormones!
      so take it drink lots of water and have lote of fruit n veg!
      good luckxxx

  7. QUESTION:
    I have dark spots on my face or maybe sundamage for 5yrs.?
    I did laser, chemical pealing , lightiner cream, skin rejuvenation, wear %60sunblock and took liver cleanser .... Its geting worse whats the solution for this ?

    • ANSWER:
      birth mark? idk, maybe

  8. QUESTION:
    i recently started taking an otc pill to clean out my liver.?
    the only thing i have noticed is that my stool is a greenish color. someone told me that it could be excreting bile. it that a good thing or a bad thing. is that what a liver cleanser is supposed to do.

    • ANSWER:

  9. QUESTION:
    how do I detox and internally cleasnse?
    I really need a detox and internal cleanse. I'm gaining weight, tired, and I look horrible. I found colon cleansers, liver cleansers, and detoxers at the drug store but they're so expensive and I really can't afford them. What are homemade recipes I can make?

    • ANSWER:
      There is no way. All that detox and internally cleanse stuff is just pseudoscience combined with snake oil salesmen wanting your money. I swear some of the stuff they say is so laughable.
      The only time you need a detox, and I mean a true detox is if you're an alcohol or drug abuser. And that's done in a hospital with an IV or drugs under the supervision of a doctor.
      I don't know what's in liver cleansers but colon cleansers are just overpriced fiber and laxatives. The only time you need a clean colon is if you're going in for a colonscopy and the hospital give syou instructions for that.

  10. QUESTION:
    I am looking for a good liver cleanser?
    i recently when to the doctor and was check out for psoriasis. i ask the doctor what could i do. he said that there is know cure, but he suggusted that i get a liver cleanser. he did not know one. said that any problems with the skin the liver isn't working right. i have this pproblem for years

    • ANSWER:
      MY PEE

  11. QUESTION:
    What kind of facial cleanser can I use to control mild acne?
    I have very mild acne but I want a cheap facial cleanser to use everyday to help control my 1-2 breakouts per month. I have very pale and sensitive skin.

    • ANSWER:
      Let me tell you RIGHT NOW. Do you notice how most responses involve you purchasing a product ?
      Now I will tell you right now that to CURE your acne you must trust what is below.

      Hi there,

      First let me explain briefly that no topicals will ever, EVER.. CURE acne. This is a fact backed by the Health & Pharmaceutical industry.
      Have you ever wondered why anti-biotic supplements can treat acne even though nothing topically changes ? The answer is simply because acne is caused internally, therefore no topical will cure it!

      The cause of acne is Toxins. The manufacturer of these toxins are: candida, parasites & yeasts. Once the latter are removed the internal organs are not burdened and are able to eliminate via the primary channels of the body, namely the kidneys, liver & lymphatic system.

      When toxins within the body are excessive the body is no longer capable of eliminating via the primary channels and must therefore resort to using the skin as an elimination channel.

      The result is toxins surfacing to the 3 layers of the skin. The only way to CURE acne is to eliminate the manufacturers of toxins: parasites & yeasts, additionally reducing candida to its natural balance.

      I have personally created a site which WILL help every acne sufferer across the globe. There is no intention to profit on people's vulnerability. This is the only way to cure acne. Please rememver acne is not a "condition" or "dis-ease" it is a Symptom!

      Now after looking at my site & reading all the responses. Ask yourself what is everyones intention towards you. To make money directly/indirectly OR To genuinely help you ?

      | www.acnedied.com |

      Kind regards,

      Ethical Care

  12. QUESTION:
    How effective are colon cleansers for losing weight?
    I already eat practically a perfect diet, consisting of mainly fruits, veggies, nuts, beans, whole grains, and probiotics. I also exersise, however, I'm still not as thin as I'd like to be. Would purchasing a quality colon cleanser from Whole Foods do the trick? I also want to start drinking prune juice regularly. How effective are colon cleansers? What was your experience with them?

    • ANSWER:
      Not.
      A study of the living human anatomy reveals that the colon is at no time dirty or clogged. Colon cleansing is known to disrupt the balance between natural enzymes and bacteria in the digestive tract.

      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.

  13. QUESTION:
    Can you use proactiv cleanser and tanning lotion at the same time?
    im wondering if tanning lotion would work on me.. since i use proactiv 3-steps products..cleanser, toner and lotion..
    and i know that the cleanser exfoliates greatly..
    will tanning lotion work on me at all.. if i use proactiv morning and night? i don't want the tan to clear off everytime i wash my face.

    • ANSWER:
      Many beauty products on the market have harmful chemicals in them; do your favorite beauty products contain any of these things?:

      * Mineral Oil, Paraffin, and Petrolatum – Petroleum products that coat the skin like plastic, clogging pores and creating a build-up of toxins, which in turn accumulate and can lead to dermatologic issues. Slows cellular development, which can cause you to show earlier signs of aging. Suspected cause of cancer. Disruptive of hormonal activity. By the way, when there’s an oil spill in the ocean, don’t they rush to clean it up – fast? Why put that stuff on your skin?
      * Parabens – Widely used as preservatives in the cosmetic industry (including moisturizers). An estimated 13,200 cosmetic and skin care products contain parabens. Studies implicate their connection with cancer. They have hormone-disrupting qualities – mimicking estrogen – and interfere with the body’s endocrine system.

      * Phenol carbolic acid– Found in many lotions and skin creams. Can cause circulatory collapse, paralysis, convulsions, coma and even death from respiratory failure.
      * Propylene glycol – Used as a moisturizer in cosmetics and as a carrier in fragrance oils. Shown to cause dermatitis, kidney or liver abnormalities, and may inhibit skin cell growth or cause skin irritation.
      * Acrylamide– Found in many hand and face creams. Linked to mammary tumors in lab research.
      * Sodium laurel or lauryl sulfate (SLS), also known as sodium laureth sulfate (SLES)– Found in car washes, engine degreasers, garage floor cleaners… and in over 90% of personal care products! SLS breaks down the skin’s moisture barrier, easily penetrates the skin, and allows other chemicals to easily penetrate. Combined with other chemicals, SLS becomes a “nitrosamine”, a potent class of carcinogen. It can also cause hair loss. SLES is sometimes disguised with the labeling “comes from coconut” or “coconut-derived

      * Toluene – Poison! Danger! Harmful or fatal if swallowed! Harmful if inhaled or absorbed through the skin. Made from petroleum or coal tar, and found in most synthetic fragrances. Chronic exposure linked to anemia, lowered blood cell count, liver or kidney damage, and may affect a developing fetus. Butylated hydroxytoluene (BHT) contains toluene. Other names may include benzoic and benzyl.
      * Dioxane– Found in compounds known as PEG, Polysorbates, Laureth, ethoxylated alcohols. Common in a wide range of personal care products. The compounds are usually contaminated with high concentrations of highly volatile 1,4-dioxane, easily absorbed through the skin.
      Dioxane’s carcinogenicity was first reported in 1965 and later confirmed in studies including one from the National Cancer Institute in 1978. Nasal passages and liver are the most vulnerable. Dioxane is easily removed during the manufacturing process by “vacuum stripping”.

      Warning: It is a synthetic derivative of coconut. Watch for hidden language on labels, such as “comes from coconut”.

      IF SO, you should throw them away IMMEDIATELY and substitute virgin/extra virgin olive oil or a natural coconut oil to moisturize in the meantime until you find a better alternative!!! Tell ALL your friends and family!!!

  14. 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.

  15. QUESTION:
    For growth tech by bodytech, Would i need to take a liver cleanser also?
    I just dont want to do something wrong. Any suggestions would be great, thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      No, Just eat a healthy diet.

  16. 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.

  17. QUESTION:
    What are some alternative methods to treat fibromyalgia?
    My mom has had Fibro for 3 years now and is on TONS of pain killers. I worry a lot about her liver and quality of life on them and wonder what alternative methods there are. She is allergic to lyrica so please don't leave a ton of posts about that drug. Serious answers only please!

    • ANSWER:
      Natural recommendations for treatment of fibromyalgia:

      Supplements:
      Co enzyme Q10 75 mg daily (improves oxygenation, boosts immune system)
      Acidophilus as directed (replaces friendly bacteria)
      Lecithin as directed - with meals (promotes energy, improves circulation)
      Malic acid & Magnesium as directed (energy production, chronic pain)
      Manganese 5 mg daily - (influences metabolic rate)
      Photolytic enzymes - as directed- (reduces inflammation, aids tissue repair)
      Vitamin A - 25,000 iu daily for 1 month, then slowly reduce to 10,000 iu daily.
      Vitamin E. - 800 iu daily for 1 month, then slowly reduce to 400 iu daily.
      Vitamin C - 5000 mg daily - (antiviral, boosts energy)
      Vitamin B complex - 100 mg 3x daily (energy)
      Amino acid complex - as directed- (repair tissues)
      Grape seed extract - as directed - (antioxidant)
      Garlic - 2 capsules 3x daily (immune function, energy)

      Herbs:
      Echinacea, Astragalus, Burdock Root, Dandelion, Red Clover
      Ginkgo Biloba.

      Dietary:
      Eat a well balanced diet of 50% raw foods and live (fresh) juices. The diet should consist of mainly vegetables, fruits, whole grains, raw nuts and seeds. Do not eat meat or dairy products as they increase inflammation- increasing pain; and interfere with circulation- increasing fatigue.
      Eat 4-5 small meals per day, and drink plenty of filtered water, herbal teas and juices.
      No caffeine, alcohol, sugar or honey, as they increase fatigue.
      Avoid green peppers, eggplant, tomatoes and white potatoes. These contain solanine, and may increase pain or discomfort.

      Rid your environment of chemicals: cleansers, detergents, pesticides, perfumes, air fresheners etc. Health food stores and large grocery stores carry natural alternatives.

      Get moderate exercise and plenty of sleep.

  18. QUESTION:
    What causes dark shades to appear bilaterally on the cheeks in Women & Near the eyes & on upper?
    Cheeks in Men ?

    These dark shading or colouration do not go away by application of Fairness Cream.

    Some say it is due to some Liver Disorder.

    Does intake of Coffee, Tea , Oily Food cause this colouration ?

    Is it due to some intake of Anti Biotics ?

    Will I get any serious answer from (1) The Medical Fraternity (2) Someone who had it before & got it succesfully treated ?

    • ANSWER:
      The first step to a healthy glow is more about what goes in your body than on it. The most important thing you can do for your skin is to stay hydrated and drink plenty of water throughout the day. This maintains the balance in the skin keeping it fresh, supple and radiant. Avoid things that dehydrate you, such as caffeine and soft drinks. Alternatively drink green tea and fresh fruit juices. These are full of anti-oxidants, another secret to healthy skin. Alcohol may be the worst reason in dulling ones natural glow so try avoiding large quantities of the same. Eating a healthy nutritious diet and regular exercise also contributes to maintaining healthy skin.
      Normal Skin
      - Even healthy skin needs looking after to retain that natural beauty. Bathing and cleansing the skin at least once a day is extremely important. Moisturising and pampering the skin with good products nourishes, and restores the skin cells keeping them balanced, soft and taut. Shiff Soap contains the unique combination of moisturizers which pamper the skin, comes equipped with Active Germ Fighters that protect the skin from bacteria keeping the skin soft, velvety smooth and attractive.
      Dry Skin
      - Dry skin can cause itchiness and irritation which is aggravated during the winter season and also when exposed to direct sunlight. To tackle this skin type one must use a gentle cream based soap which is high in TFM (Total Fatty Matter). This re-hydrates the skin making it smooth, and additionally the high oil content within the soap acts as a lubricant throughout the day. Along with this one must keep the skin moisturized with a good body cream (not lotion) and Sun block is a must (preferably one for sensitive skin). A soap which is great for battling this skin type is: Doy Care Crème (A great smelling Cream based Soap, made with vegetable oils with a TFM content of 80%). An alternative to soap is a Shower ‘Gel’ which washes off leaving the natural body oils undamaged and intact.
      Oily Skin
      - Over productive sebaceous glands under the skin are responsible for creating larger pores leaving the skin greasy. This is aggravated by heat and pollution. For this skin type one must use a glycerin based soap which has the properties of rejuvenating the skin leaving it fresh and oil free. Also use oil-free based products thereafter like oil-free makeup on the face, and oil free moisturizers for the skin (body lotions are better to use than creams). Sun block is a must but should also be oil-free. Doy Care Aloe Vera, a glycerin based soap with the refreshing properties of Aloe Vera is ideal for this skin type. Aloe Vera has for centuries been very highly regarded across the world as a remarkable natural skin cleanser with healing properties that moisturize your skin and also revitalize it. Doy Care Aloe Vera with glycerin is a beautiful translucent green skincare soap containing genuine Aloe extracts which provide you with all the benefits of Aloe Vera, keeping your skin beautiful, fresh and glowing all around the year; be it spring, summer, monsoon, or winter.
      Aging Skin
      - Everyone would like flawless, baby soft skin. However, as time goes by, the environment and other factors, damage our skin casing wrinkles and blemishes. There are four major components that make up a successful anti-aging skin care routine: -A moisturizer that penetrates deeply into the skin will help reduce sunspots, fine lines and wrinkles. Some skin types may require a larger or smaller amount of moisturizer to produce the desired results. -Antioxidants that can stop the oxidation process will lead to diminish the visible effects of skin aging. –Sunscreen protects you from harmful UV rays and keeps your skin looking smooth and young. –Exfoliating the skin is helpful to renew and replenish the skin. A soap with glycerin like Doy Care Aloe Vera as mentioned above or Jo Herbal – a soap, complete with the goodness of Neem, Tulsi, Aloe Vera and Glycerin is ideal to keep the skin looking fresh and young.
      The secret to healthy skin is simple. Maintain a healthy balanced lifestyle by incorporating plenty of water with a good wholesome diet, some amount of exercise and of course nourish and pamper you skin with the products it requires. This will no doubt result in glowing fresh and young skin all year round.

  19. QUESTION:
    What are some herbs and essential oils I should get for my cabinet?
    I'm going homeopathic, dawg.

    I'm not talking about marijuana. Seems like half the stuff in western medicine causes 69423 other symptoms. Take asprin, get liver disease or something.

    Sometimes, I don't feel like trading my period in for a stroke.

    So I'm just wondering what the herbs and essential oils we should have in our medicine cabinet, and why.

    • ANSWER:
      Homeopathy does use herbs, look up the actual definition on wikipedia. Conversely, "holistic" has nothing to do with herbs, although traditionally most holistic practioners prefer them. The two ideologies work together quite well.

      Some of the hardest working multitasking herbs are as follows:

      echinicea - immune booster, helps with allergies, acne, promotes cell growth and healing
      aloe vera - antibacterial, antiseptic, antimicrobial, promotes cell growth and healing, when used internally is a cleanser
      kelp - can remove toxic metals from the body, promotes cell growth and healing, regulates metabolism
      gingko biloba - antioxidant, helps with memory, promotes good circulation
      chamomile - immune booster, calming effect, antimicrobial
      black cohosh - regulates hormones, can increase libido, prevent mood swings/pms etc (this stuff really works, let me tell you!)

      things you may already have in your pantry:

      cinnamon - relieves intestinal gassiness
      garlic - lowers blood pressure and cholesterol, antioxidant, may prevent cancer
      ginger - helps with upset stomach, indigestion, or nausea, promotes good circulation

      before you begin using herbs it's always a good idea to research thoroughly to make sure you have no health issues that would contraindicate the herb you would like to use. For example, kelp regulates metablism by stimulating the thyroid gland, so people with thyroid issues should not use it.

  20. QUESTION:
    Does anyone know any facial products that actually work for sensitive skin?
    I have sensitive facial skin and have tried quite a few products on the market that my skin just doesn't agree with. I always come up with small rash type bumps, my face is never clear.
    Can anyone with sensitive skin recommend a facial cleanser and moisture-riser that actually works for this type of skin?

    • ANSWER:
      Probably reacting allergically to lotions or the chlorine/fluoride that is being re-absorbed through the skin after the hot water washes out all the skin oils.

      IF I may let me explain why if I were you I would make the choice to look for "toxic-triggers" and to reduce them in order to make the skin-organ stronger.

      In the past I also have had many problems with asthma and with skin rashes and itchings. I have learned that all the things that trigger these problems are very very toxic to everyone's health and I have learned to ‘run’ from them.

      I also 'eventually' learned that my nutrition was below what it needed to be, so that I could easily have an allergic reaction to something that was toxic, AND my skin and/or lymph and/or kidney and/or liver organs were not strong enough to deal with it quickly, so the rash/itchings were a continual 'warning.'

      I have since learned that better nutrition will make the skin and 'purifying' organs stronger in order that they can more easily deal with toxins that we all might have a hard time identifying and running from. (Google browse: “Pellagra-Wikipedia”)

      I know this from my own experiences with myself and others since these were also my triggers and when we are all under stress we usually consume-apply things that are more toxic to us, whether alcohol, cigarettes, pharmaceuticals, or eating too many calories or high- glycemic calories from carb-sugar-starches.

      Toxins include chlorine and fluoride in the drinking and shower water, or pesticides preservatives nitrates chemicals synthetics or enrichments in foods, or pharmaceuticals you have consumed or applied on your skin, or molds or smoke or aerosols.

      I hope you learn your triggers and make the choices to become stronger.

      A1
      Source:

      IF you are interested, I feel I have become an expert on rashes and pruritus itchings after many years of off and on flare ups. So to do my part to make a difference in the world I now take a little time each week to help others understand why better nutrition is so important, and I have posted much of my own story via the link at: http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20091016160457AAkysKW
      . I hope you will have learned something today from my own mistakes and would not duplicate them. My best to you and yours. A1- nutritionist

  21. QUESTION:
    What Organic facial products work for you?
    I'm looking for facial products and prefer organic or all natural. I am particularly looking for cleanser, exfoliant and wrinkle cream. Please let me know if you have experience with anything that you are happy with, and if you can leave me a web site link. Thanks :)

    (I am posting this same question in two sections, just in case you see it more than once).

    • ANSWER:
      Cleanser:
      Desert Essence Thoroughly Clean Face Wash. Makes my face feel really clean but not dry. Contains tea tree oil for cleansing.

      Exfoliate:
      I usually try at home remedies for this, such as corn meal and sugar mixed with honey or olive oil. You can find tons of recipes online for homemade organic scrubs.

      Cream:
      I use organic coconut oil as my moisturizer. It's nature's gift to skin. Coconut oil softens the skin, protects it against damage, promotes healing and gives it a more youthful, healthy appearance. It can help to keep the skin from developing liver spots, and other blemishes caused by aging and over exposure to sunlight. It helps to keep connective tissues strong and supple so that the skin doesn't sag and wrinkle.

  22. QUESTION:
    In the past, did parents used to give sick children cod liver oil?
    I heard that in the past, this was a common practice among parents? Did your mother used to do this for you, and how did she do it?

    Also, do you take cod liver oil? If so, how has it improved your skin?

    • ANSWER:
      My mum does feed me with cod liver oil but only up till I'm 5 or 6. As I am a sick cat, this really helps and till now theres hardly any pimples on my face ( in fact that I don't use face cleanser)

  23. QUESTION:
    Who on here is an experienced Master Cleanser?
    I am not referring to anything else but the Master Cleanse that was developed by Stanley Burroughs. I am searching for other experienced and devoted Master Cleansers. Thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      Our good friend Gary Y is partially correct, and partially incorrect. There is a lot of junk science nowadays being used as solid foundation to validate many of the "black holes" in holistic medicine. And much of what has been attributed to normal body physiology is rampant speculation which benefit only a few and harm the rest.

      But the world of metabolic toxins is not exclusive of the field of toxicology, as we know it from universities. Toxins produced by the body as a normal result of our daily wear-out, are real and if allowed to accumulate unduly may result in a set of processes which could jeopardize our biology.

      Of course, it should be understood that regular cell detoxification is something our body does of and by itself unassisted. However, when our false lifestyle and poor dietary habits enervate those organs and systems in charge of keeping our metabolism in tune and in shape, toxins tend to build up gradually to the point that, in time and if unchecked, will disrupt those organs and systems' delicate balance.

      I am trying to put in simple terms what others have taken the time to elaborate extensively in biomedical books and magazines. But the reason why many serious and honest truth-seekers, like our friend Gary, end up rejecting the whole idea is because the way many otherwise sound physicians have approached the issue--so biased and business-oriented--is disheartening to say the least.

      Our whole system is constantly striving to keep a balance between cellular repair mechanisms and detox ones. As we age this system is badly upset, and the result is a weakened biological adaptation process that "suffocates" tissues and organs to the point of rendering them almost inoperable. And then we would have to go forward dissecting the biology of chronic diseases, which in part are triggered by the body's already hindered ability to process, convert, and get rid of toxins successfully at the right rate.

      Enervation gives way to toxins build up, cellular irritation, inflammation, etc. It all goes in sequence. And no, I didn't learn this firsthand from natural medicine textbooks. It was part of my formal training in my specialty.

      But going on the same track as Gary, I would discourage anyone trying to assist his/her own body in its normal detox process by buying unproven "magic formulas" that aim at nothing, and that confuse those searching for honest answers when it comes to health and healthy living.

      There are many physicians who have done fine research on this field, whose publications, though many times ignored, have contributed to a better understanding of the whole issue.

      In the other hand, there is not such a thing as a Master Cleanser. If your goal is to "cleanse" your system in a general way--assuming you're not afflicted by none of the many chronic diseases so common today--then your safest route would be to fast on juices from fruits or vegetables rich in sulfur, or magnesium, or both, for no more than 36 hours, which will help your body in many ways. Besides, you need to understand that when it comes to cleansing organs or tissues, such as the blood itself, you have to bring into the equation the liver, the lymphatic system, the rest of the emunctories (kidneys, colon, skin. etc.)--and not only the colon, as many Master Cleansers emphasize.

      Beware of those books written using many semi-medical terminology and which final goal is to sell you something. They are all biased, and exploit, in most cases, concepts and conclusions that medical nor biological sciences have validated in no way.

      For more information on environmental toxins, health, energy, and the body's handling of them all, I am referring you to this highly biologically sound textbook: "Physiological Ecology: How Animals Process Energy, Nutrients, and Toxins," by William H. Karasov and Carlos Martinez del Rio.

  24. QUESTION:
    What should i use with my Roaccutane 20mg?
    My doctor prescribed roaccutane 20mg for my acne and i have no idea what to use with it
    My freind told me to use sunscreen and moisturizers
    But is there any thing else that i need to use?
    Like eyedrops or certain kind of cleanser ?
    Do i need to wear sunglasses alot?

    • ANSWER:
      Other than keeping your skin cleansed, don't be applying anything else to it. Also, avoid exposure to sunlight because your skin and vision will be more sensitive to it.

      Overall, get liver function tests done after 1 month of taking Accutance (brand name: Roaccutane) and follow up with your prescribing physician.

      To find more information and detailed side effects associated to Accutane, visit the following link:
      http://www.drugs.com/accutane.html

      Good Health!

  25. QUESTION:
    I want to begin a colon cleansing program, do I need to stay home to do this?
    I have very large uterine fibroids. I want to begin a program where I will cleanse out my colon, liver and kidneys. I want to start the colon cleanse first but am afraid that I will be stuck on the toilet. I am starting a new job tomorrow and can't be stuck on the toilet with the runs. Is this the way a colon cleanse works? Please help.

    • ANSWER:
      Hello Caramel Deluxe,

      I suggest you take natural supplements to cleanse your colon. being in the proper shape and having a healthy digestive system is something you would desire especially in your first day of work.

      as a herbalist myself. i am using Bowtrol Colon Cleanser product. its all natural herbal colon cleansing treatment and thus far, i loved it. Bowtrol is also designed for people suffering from constipation and maximizes colon health.

      if you want to know more about Bowtrol Colon Cleanser product, check in the source below.

      Wish you Good Health Always.

  26. QUESTION:
    What detox kit would you guys recommend?
    I've been wanting to detox, but I am not sure what's best.
    There is this one called the Acai Berry 14-day Cleanse which is loaded with anti oxidants. Would that be safe? What about a 48 hr. cleanser?
    Hmmm...

    Anyone know of a good website or something?

    • 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.

      For people suffering from depression, post-traumatic stress disorder or chemical dependency, detox can play a major role in helping you bring yourself back to a natural state of balance and harmony.

      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.

      You may get details on these remedies over here http://www.healthherbsandnutrition.com/remedies/d/detoxification.htm

  27. QUESTION:
    Does our body grow immune to herb supplements over time?
    I was taking a liver cleanser with milk thistle dandelion red clover and artichoke for my acne, my face looked amazing for like two weeks and then it stopped working and my acne came back.

    I read some things that u should cycle these herbs but i just dont know

    i need someone elses opinion?! pleaseee

    • ANSWER:
      Well some of this stuff doesn't even work and hasn't had proper clinical trials. I thought milk thistle was for alcoholism.

      Our bodies do get resistant to everything over time.

      Seems strange it got better then got worse, acne - just go get anti biotics if you got it bad.

  28. QUESTION:
    How to get rid of acne inflamation on the cheeks?
    rosaceat really sure if its infammed but its really red and it never goes away.. its in my upper cheeks near the center of my nose. I dont think it is rosacea because sometimes the redness dies down a little bit but not completely, also sometimes it has the yellow puss, and its not s webby roacea. Any suggestions? cleansers or treatment?

    • ANSWER:
      Beside advising you to see a dermatologist. Why don't you follow this method.

      Avoid alcohol products to tone your skin. Alcohol is a strong astringent that strips the top layer of the skin causing sebaceous glands to produce more oil.

      Do not squeeze or pick the acne with fingernails, pins or any other thing. It forces the bacteria deeper into the skin and often leaves a permanent acne scar.

      Exercising regularly can also help reduce stress and it increases blood circulation and oxygen penetration to the skin, which may help with acne prevention.

      Drink plenty of water a day to help "detoxify" the body from the inside out.

      Consume food rich in Vitamin A, Vitamin B-2, Vitamin B-3, Vitamin E and Zinc like eggs, nuts, liver, milk, fish and leafy green vegetables.

      Proper sleep and a life without stress and emotional anxiety can reduce acne.

  29. QUESTION:
    How do u make ur skin smoother and more milky?
    If u r an asian girl like me u prob no that yellowy tanned skin is not so nice and skin that's whiter and milkier is a better combination( I'm not trying 2 b offensive, i think the skins of other races are beautiful!)
    Is there an effective cleanser or cream to make ur skin milkier?( I HATE MY SKIN!!)

    • ANSWER:
      I would recommend exfoliating them with a good mineral based exfoliator like Lluvia's crystal exfoliator and then following it with a good oil like their Deep Nourishing Oil and then your regular moisturizer.

      I've never had many good things to say about cosmetics and skin care products, because if you want to be honest about it, probably 98 percent of the skin care products on the market are complete garbage. They do nothing whatsoever to beautify your skin, and, in fact, most of them actually harm your health, because they contain artificial fragrances composed of cancer-causing chemicals. When you put this stuff on your skin, it gets absorbed into your bloodstream and causes liver damage, or even DNA damage. It is a direct promoter of cancer. In fact, according to federal law, nearly all bottles of perfume, deodorant, lotion, shampoo and skin care products are illegally labeled, because they contain cancer-causing ingredients, and yet they have no warnings on the labels whatsoever to alert consumers about those ingredients.

      But now there's a new skincare product line from the Amazon Herb Company that is actually healthy. It actually contains only helpful ingredients. None of those harmful ingredients found in most other skin care and cosmetic products are found in this line. The line is called Lluvia, and it's the first line of personal care products that I have been willing to stand up and talk about as being healthy. These products contain potent rain forest botanicals, but more importantly, they have no artificial fragrance, no fillers and no sodium laureth sulfate. They are not made with things like transmission fluid and brake fluid, which are the chemicals found in most other cosmetic products. This is an exceptional product line.
      My strategy is to create healthy skin from the inside, through outstanding nutrition. I do this by eating raw foods and drinking raw food juices. If you ever want to see a bunch of people with a really vibrant, healthy glow in their skin, just go to a raw food group. Those who have been eating raw foods the longest will probably have the best skin.
      But most of the world isn't going to convert to raw foods, so most people need external nutrition for their skin, and in that case, I think this Lluvia product line is the very best I've found yet. If you're going to put something on your skin, let it be this.
      Lluvia has all the products you might expect in a skin care line: Cleanser, moisturizer, a deep penetrating oil that gives healthy oils to your skin tissues and a nice spray to spritz your face. In addition to these products, they have a camu C serum, which is loaded with camu fruit. As you may know, camu is very high in antioxidants and contains an extremely high level of vitamin C. If you put this serum on your skin, there's no question about it: These nutrients will be absorbed into the skin and provide external nutritional.

      Check it out at http://herbdoctor.amazonherb.net

  30. QUESTION:
    How do I get rid of the acne?
    I've had acne for 2 years and it won't go away. I've tried Neutrogena, AcneFree, Oxy Clinical, and BenzaClin. I'm unsure what to do next. It won't go away. Oxy Clinical works the best, but the face cleanser (face pads) cause blackheads on my face and causes my nose and throat to sting. What else can I do?

    My scalp is very dry, and my hair is oily.

    • ANSWER:
      If you REALLY REALLY REALLY want to get rid of it COMPLETELY, take Isotrentinoin. You need your dermatologist's approval, but if you go through the 6 month treatment, 99.99% of people had CLEARER skin, while 93% of people had COMPLETELY CLEARED skin. However, this medicine has major, major side effects. First off, the short-term side effects are extreme dryness everywhere, fatigue, nosebleeds, and there are a few other rarer ones. The long-term side effects can be deadly, it has been confirmed that it contributes to liver failure among other things. Take this only if you feel that it's worth it.

      You can also take prescription strength creams like azealaic acid which mostly treats moderate acne. You need the approval of your doctor for this.

      Finally, if Oxy and AcneFree isn't really working, then most of the other generic, over the counter brands probably won't do much either.

      My suggestion is to try weaker prescription medicines like azealaic acid before moving on to the ultimate acne killer (Isotrentinoin). Talk to your doctor/dermatologist, they will help you out.

  31. QUESTION:
    How to lighten skin with convenient products?
    Should I mix lemon juice into my body wash and cleanser? What are some good drugstore products that I can buy to lighten my skin and body? Please don't give me online stores. Also, what are some tip and tricks to lighten my skin quickly? thanks! :)

    • ANSWER:
      why would you do that to your entire body. anything that will lighten skin on the entire surface is guaranteed to be toxic to your liver and overall organism. i noticed that using benzoyl peroxide on my face lightens the skin as well as my chest from dripping down after repeated exposure.

      Soul Man
      http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0091991/

  32. QUESTION:
    I always get sick a few days before my period?
    Every month just before my period I get sick. I normally get a cold or flu. This month I was so tired and ached all over I could barely move. The doctors have suggested taking multi vitamins, I am currently taking liver cleansing tablets which the natropath suggested but still to no avail. I really need some help. I can't tell you how annoying this is. Like other women I also get really hot and sweaty and have some weird dreams. Does any one have any suggestions that can help?

    • ANSWER:
      First off, I think you should stop taking the liver cleansers. Their mostly associated with people trying to pass or prevent stones/stone formation. If you are in fact trying to pass stones then you should stop reading this right now. :O)
      Before your body purges (loss of blood during your cycle), hormones are released in your body. They cause a number of different things to happen as well as invoking a number of different feelings and moods. The blood released in your menstral cycle is seperated from the 5L standard amount of blood in your body. From this we have, mild dehydration, mild to servere iron deficancy and a drop within your immune system's defensive capabilities seeing as how more white blood cells are withheld from your system. The loss of iron might be the root of your unrest. While you might be dehydrated, the fibers within your muscles have less lubrication during actin and myosin's stimulation (shortening and contraction of muscles). This causes fibers to break and the result is muscle pain. Your defense might just be lower then the average females immunal capabilities causing consistant sickness. If your doctor test your blood cell counts while you are not nearing or engaged in your period, something could be missed. I think you should take an iron pill and drink more water. Not an ungodly amount of water, just more water in general. The cleansers might be causing your body to purge things it shouldn't or doesn't need to be releasing. Being overweight, having an STD, asthma, smoking or even mild depression can add or create these symptoms as well and given I don't know your medical history, I can't be sure that anything that I tell you will work. Get a second opinion from a doctor you haven't seen before. Small practice doctors tend to be more mindful and follow up more often then PCF's at medical centers or hospitals. Hormones cause the weird dreams unless your dreaming of me because thats just pure lust!! (Joking :O) hahaha)
      Try the iron tabs. They might not fully cut back on your colds but I think it might help your feeling tired. A little more exercise helps as well to strengthen your immune system and muscles. Also, drink juices with a large concentrated (I don't mean a drink thats "from or not from concentrate) dosage of Vitamin C to boost your immune system before your period. Not to much though, you should see what 500% the daily recommended value of Vit-C does to a frogs heart. LoL. Good luck to you, hope the info helps a little. Sorry if its to much also :O).

  33. QUESTION:
    How to lose weight with this diet plan?
    I want to lose at least 20 pounds by March. I know it's possible, but what would I have to do to lose this weight. I have a colon cleanser and acai burn, so how can i use these 2 supplements to also help me lose weight. Thanks a ton!!

    • 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 .

      -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

  34. QUESTION:
    How to get clear skin like celebrities?
    I really don't like my skin. I have tons of blackheads on my nose and a few on my forehead, and I have about one or two pimples. I know that I'm not supposed to squeeze my pimples and blackheads, but I do because they annoy me so much. What's a good face cleanser and moisturiser thats less than , oh, and I'm from Australia so I can't get anything thats American only or from England or something like that.

    Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      I'm not a celeb. I dont know how and if their skin really looks the way we see it. But through a lot of trial and error i have been able to clear my skin and in the process trying to help my friends with their skin problems.

      First i learnt that you dont need a lot of products to get clear skin, you actually have to minimize the amount of products you use to minimize the amount of chemicals you put on your face. You dont even need to spend a lot of money. The soap i use is and the cream is .

      If you have bad skin you may have a vitamin A and D deficiency. The most readily digestible form of these vitamins are containded in cod liver, halibut liver and shark liver oil. I take cod liver oil 10ml a day. Vitamin A is an important vitamin for healthy skin. Vitamin A deficiency can prevent new skin cells from reaching the surface causing them to die; this leads to dry and flaky skin, blocked pores and blackheads. Vitamin D has antioxidant and anti-carcinogen properties that help heal and protect the skin. A cod liver oil supplement, combined with added vitamin E, protects the natural vitamin A in the supplement, helping the skin to retain moisture and combat dry skin problems.

      At night when i wash my face i use exfoliating gloves. http://www.amazon.com/Exfoliating-Gloves-exfoliate-exfoliator-polishing/dp/B000660MQU This revives your skin by cleaning and exfoliate, ridding the face of daily harmful pollutants and dead skin cells. Use regularly for polished, RADIANT skin.

      Mud masks should also become your best friend. The most appreciated aspect is the fact that the mask helps you get rid of excess facial oil, which is the cause for most skin related problems, such as acne and blemishes. Tension lines and wrinkles are also reduced because the mask makes your facial skin more flexible. A nicer, less shinier skin texture is also noticed with people using mud masks properly. Even muscle relaxation is possible, as the drying action of the mud performs the equivalent of a massage on your face muscles. The cleaning effects of the mask are even more profound, as the drying mud traps bacteria and dead skin cells, which are then completely removed.

      Facial steaming is by far one of the most overlooked ways to get rid of acne. virtually eliminates clogged pores is the reason why it is so effective. When you eliminate the clogged pores, acne simply cannot form. Not to mention, steaming is free and can be done with minimal tools, cost nearly nothing and can be done as often as necessary. The basic idea behind steaming is that you boil water (or get a steamer) and then simply let the steam do the rest for 10-15 minutes. There are ways to enhance the effectiveness of the steam which are natural and will promote healthier skin if used correctly. Some of the tricks involve putting salt into the boiling water and using baking powder after to wipe off all the impurities. When the water is finished boiling, you must put your face a few inches away from the steam and leave it there. A word of caution however, you do not want to burn your skin. The high temperatures from the steam can actually damage your skin and blood vessels, therefore if you feel your skin becoming too hot, move your face away for a few seconds and then return. The simple act of moving away will let some steam evaporate and the temperature will be lower after.

      If you skin needs more help try creams containing Alpha/Beta Hydroxy Acids like Palmer's Cocoa Butter Formula Facial Moisturizer with Alpha/Beta Hydroxy Acids. A combination of Cocoa Butter, Alpha and Beta Hydroxy Acids, Vitamin E and SPF 15 to moisturize, exfoliate, and protect skin. Alpha/Beta Hydroxy acids helps to remove dry, dead skin cells and minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Leaves behind smoother, younger looking skin. I like using this as a night cream because it can be oily so during the day is like a no no.

      Also keep the little things in mind. drink 8 glasses of water daily, wash make up at night.

      so recap.

      in the morning: wash you face with a gentle cleanser (i prefer bar soaps but its a personal option), apply toner and face cream and make up whatever you do in the morning.
      during the day: drink lots of water. eat plenty of fruits and veggies for vitamins and minerals. dont forget cod liver oil supplements (again i prefer the liquid form).
      at night: wash your face using exfoliating gloves. twice a week steam your face and apply your mud mask. when you rinse off apply night cream containing Alpha/Beta Hydroxy Acids. and ta-da.

      For me, this regime has worked for me and for my friends.I dont remember the last time i bought or used foundation. i know everyone is different but these are general tips that why i did not suggest any brands. i am happy with my skin now the way it is.

      Give it a shot i hope it works for you.

      goodluck.. <3

  35. QUESTION:
    Anybody ever tried some home made body cleanses?
    I want a cleanser I can use at home to flush me out a little. Any ideas. I hear they assist with weightloss.

    • ANSWER:
      The best thing you can do is change you diet for a minimum of 6 weeks. This is where the original idea of liver cleansing and detoxing came from - just a diet that is easy on your body and maximises the health and therefore performance of your liver and kidneys, which are primarily responsible for "cleansing".

      You can get plenty of details from Metagenics or books by Dr Sandra Cabot, or perhaps see a Naturopath. But this is the basics -

      - No dairy, although small amounts of butter and yoghurt are okay
      - No gluten, which means for grains stick to rice
      - Try for organic food, where possible
      - No red meat or deli meats
      - Of protein use chicken or turkey, fish (not tuna), chickpeas and almonds
      - No heavily processed foods - exclude most canned goods, frozen foods and dried fruits
      - No alcohol, no cigarettes, no caffeine (green tea has caffeine)
      - Plenty of water, best is water that has been boiled within 3 or 4 hours
      - Lentils, peanuts, potatoes and bananas are out
      - Keep fruit to 3 pieces a day
      - Eat as much fresh vegetables as you like, excepting root vegetables. Make sure you include plenty of green leafy ones.
      - For snacks, sunflower seeds, mung beans or sprouts, and almonds are great.

      Most people using this diet will lose weight. You will find you have more energy, and crappy foods will be less tempting.

  36. QUESTION:
    How do liver cleansing supplements work. I just started on Liverrite Liver Aid w/ Milk Thistle?
    I took the first two capsules so far. I am just wondering how does it actually work? Am I going to poop out stones or go to the bathroom more or how am I going to know that it is actually working?

    • ANSWER:
      In and of itself, Milk Thistle and other liver supporting items actually nourish the liver. When the liver is healthier, it's able to clean itself out and clean out the body more efficiently, which is what helps clean in general.
      Most people don't notice a major difference in their stools, but for bigger liver cleansers, they tend to notice more toxins coming out in their stools as more of a yellow tint to their stools. It's not very common to find stones or to poop more with liver cleanses (unless they have a lot of extra fiber to help clean the colon as well), but it depends on what kind of toxins and junk are in your body that need to be cleaned out.

      I like the mental image of a child that doesn't want to do chores... you give them the treat they want and they can work easier to clean themselves and clean their room. ;-) Regardless of how you look at it, that's the nature of what it does. I hope I helped!

  37. QUESTION:
    What is a really good body cleansers?
    Im looking for a really good body cleanser that has worked for you before, i dont care about feeling thin i just want to rid my body of all the junk it doesnt need

    • ANSWER:
      The body and the colon are self cleansing. Most cleanses give people diarrhoea. We are not full of toxins to start with.
      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.

      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.

  38. QUESTION:
    Is it okay to use an appetite suppresent during the master cleanser diet?
    I am starting the master cleanse diet. I am going to do it for 10 days. It is an all liquid diet with no solid foods. Would it be okay to use some kind of appetite suppresent? Like some kind of pill?

    • ANSWER:
      No there is not.
      Master cleanse is wrong any way.
      The body is self cleansing and you upset it's delicate balance.
      The colon is self cleansing, if you get diarrhoea you destroy healthy flora in it.
      We have skin, lungs, kidneys and liver to do the cleansing.
      You will end up losing water weigh and upsetting your electrolytes (essential minerals).
      As soon as the cleanse ends and you eat normally the weight will go back on and you will have suffered in vain leaving your poor body to recover.

  39. QUESTION:
    Does anyone know a natural remedy for a colon cleanser?
    I have been trying to gather the most natural remedies to cleanse my colon I feel very sluggish and backed up. I know my colon is a mess. What can I do?

    • ANSWER:
      Fasting is the master remedy. Know how to do your fast and how to break it.

      Fasting refers to complete abstinence from food for a short or long period for a specific purpose. The word is derived from the old English, ‘feastan’ which means to fast, observe, be strict. Fasting is nature’s oldest, most effective and yet least expensive method of treating disease. It is recognised as the cornerstone of natural healing. Dr. Arnold Eheret, the originator of the musculus diet healing system, describes it as " nature’s only universal and omnipotent remedy of healing" and "nature’s only fundamental law of all healing and curing."

      Fasting in disease was advocated by the school of natural philosopher, Asclepiades, more than two thousand years ago. Throughout medical history, it has been regarded as one of the most dependable curative methods. Hippocrates, Galen, Paracelsus, and many other great authorities on medicine prescribed it. Many noted modern physicians have successfully employed this system of healing in the treatment of numerous diseases.

      The common cause of all diseases is the accumulation of waste and poisonous matter in the body which results from overeating. The majority of persons eat too much and follow sedentary occupations which do not permit sufficient and proper exercise for utilisation of this large quantity of food. This surplus overburdens the digestive and assimilative organs and clogs up the system with impurities or poisons. Digestion and elimination become slow and the functional activity of the whole system gets deranged.

      The onset of disease is merely the process of ridding the system of these impurities. Every disease can be healed by only one remedy-by doing just the opposite of what causes it, i.e., by reducing the food intake or fasting.

      By depriving the body of food for a time, the organs of elimination such as the bowels, kidneys, skin, and lungs are given opportunity to expel, unhampered, the overload of accumulated waste from the system. Thus, fasting is merely the process of purification and an effective and quick method of cure. It assists nature in her continuous effort to expel foreign matter and disease producing waste from the body, thereby correcting the faults of improper diet and wrong living. It also leads to regeneration of the blood as well as the repair and regeneration of the various tissues of the body.

      Duration: The duration of the fast depends upon the age of the patient, the nature of the disease and the amount and type of drugs previously used. The duration is important, because long periods of fasting can be dangerous if undertaken without competent professional guidance. It is, therefore, advisable to undertake a series of short fasts of two to three days and gradually increase the duration of each succeeding fast by a day or so. The period, however, should not exceed a week of total fasting at a time. This will enable the chronically sick body to gradually and slowly eliminate toxic waste matter without seriously affecting the natural functioning of the body. A correct mode of living and a balanced diet after the fast will restore vigour and vitality to the individual.

      Fasting is highly beneficial in practically all kinds of stomach and intestinal disorders and in serious conditions of the kidneys and liver. It is a miracle cure for eczema and other skin diseases and offers the only hope of permanent cure in many cases. The various nervous disorders also respond favourably to this mode of treatment.

      Fasting should, however, not be restored to in every illness. In cases of diabetes, advanced stages of tuberculosis, and extreme cases of neurasthenia, long fasts will be harmful. In most cases, however, no harm will accrue to fasting patients, provided they take rest, and are under proper professional care.

      Methods: The best, safest and most effective method of fasting is juice fasting. Although the old classic form of fasting was a pure water fast, most of the leading authorities on fasting today agree that juice fasting is far superior to a water fast. According to Dr. Rangar Berg, the world -famous authority on nutrition, "During fasting the body burns up and excretes huge amounts of accumulated wastes. We can help this cleansing process by drinking alkaline juice instead of water while fasting ... Elimination of uric acid and other inorganic acids will be accelerated….. And sugars in juices will strengthen the heart... juice fasting is, therefore, the best form of fasting. " Vitamins, minerals, enzymes and trace elements in fresh, raw vegetable and fruit juices are extremely beneficial in normalising all the body processes. They supply essential elements for the body’s own healing activity and cell regeneration and thus speeding the recovery. All juices should be prepared from fresh fruit immediately before drinking. Canned or frozen juices should not be used.

      A precautionary measure which must be observed in all cases of fasting is the complete emptying of the bowels at the beginning of the fast by enema so that the patient is not bothered by gas or decomposing matter formed from the excrements remaining in the body. Enemas should be administered at least every alternate day during the fasting period. The patient should get as much fresh air as possible and should drink plain lukewarm water when thirsty. Fresh juices may be diluted with pure water. The total liquid intake should be approximately six to eight glasses.

      A lot of energy is spent during the fast in the process of eliminating accumulated poisons and toxic waste materials. It is, therefore, of utmost importance that the patients get as much physical rest and mental relaxation as possible during the fast. In cases of fasts in which fruit juices are taken, especially when fresh grapes, oranges or grapefruit are used exclusively, the toxic wastes enter the blood -stream rapidly, resulting in an overload of toxic matter, which affects normal bodily functions. This often results in dizzy spells, followed by diarrhoea and vomiting. If this physical reaction persists, it is advisable to discontinue the fast and take cooked vegetables containing adequate roughage such as spinach and beets until the body functioning returns to normal.

      The overweight person finds it much easier to go without food. Loss of weight causes no fear and the patient’s attitude makes fasting almost a pleasure. The first day’s hunger pangs are perhaps the most difficult to bear. The craving for food will, however, gradually decrease as the fast progresses. Seriously sick persons have no desire for food and fasting comes naturally to them. The simple rule is to stop eating until the appetite returns or until one feels completely well.

      Only very simple exercises like short walks may be undertaken during the fast. A warm water or neutral bath may be taken during the period. Cold baths are not advisable. Sun and air baths should be taken daily. Fasting sometimes produces a state of sleeplessness which can be overcome by a warm tub bath, hot water bottles at the feet and by drinking one or two glasses of hot water.

      Benefits: There are several benefit of fasting. During a long fast, the body feeds upon its reserves. Being deprived of needed nutrients, particularly of protein and fats, it will burn and digest its own tissues by the process of autolysis or self-digestion. But it will not do so indiscriminately. The body will first decompose and burn those cells and tissues which are diseased, damaged, aged or dead. The essential tissues and vital organs, the glands, the nervous system and the brain are not damaged or digested in fasting. Here lies the secret of the effectiveness of fasting as a curative and rejuvenative method. During fasting, the building of new and healthy cells are speeded up by the amino acids released from the diseased cells. The capacity of the eliminative organs, that is, lungs, liver, kidneys, and the skin is greatly increased, as they are relieved of the usual burden of digesting food and eliminating the resultant wastes. They are, therefore, able to quickly expel old accumulated wastes and toxins.

      Fasting affords a physiological rest to the digestive, assimilative and protective organs. As a result, the digestion of food and the utilisation of nutrients is greatly improved after fasting. The fast also exerts a normalising, stablising, and rejuvenating effect on all the vital physiological, nervous and mental functions.

      Breaking of Fast: The success of the fast depends largely on how it is broken. his is the most significant phase. The main rules for breaking the fast are: do not overeat, eat slowly and chew your food thoroughly; and take several days for the gradual change to the normal diet. If the transition to eating solid foods is carefully planned, there will be no discomfort or damage. The patient should also continue to take rest during the transition period. The right food after a fast is as important and decisive for proper results as the fast itself.

      Hope this helps, Good Luck.

  40. 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! :)

  41. QUESTION:
    Whats the theory on which detox diets work..do they actually work?
    Suggest a good liver cleanser / kidney cleanser..

    • ANSWER:
      fruit or fruit juice fasting are the best detox diets and yes they do work. the best liver/kidney cleanse would be the watermelon diet.

  42. QUESTION:
    What kind of cleanse pills work? And how much are they?
    I want to get pills that cleanse your body, but I don't know which ones work. What do you do when your on the pill cleansers? Can you eat? How long to take them? Will they help you lose weight? What do they do? How much do they cost? Everything that you know about them and which ones work. Please comment.

    • ANSWER:
      They do absolutely nothing. If you are talking about a 'toxin' cleanse, they are bunk. There are some cleanses that make you poop but if its a 'liver toxin cleanse' it does absolutely nothing and is a scam.

  43. QUESTION:
    What is the proper, best and most effective way to do a liver cleanse?

    • ANSWER:
      milk thistle is a natural liver cleanser so you can drink tea with it or take supplements. A ton of water and if you really want to go crazy you can juice to help detox.

  44. QUESTION:
    How long after taking the Black Dragon Lab Testanate50 should I start my Post Cycle Therapy?

    • ANSWER:
      Usually with supplements such as this one you should go no longer than 30 days. I would also recommend taking a liver cleanser while you're on this and during PCT.

  45. QUESTION:
    Should a 16 year old go on the Lemonade Master Cleanser Diet?
    It would be for about 4 days, rather than the 14 days suggested. The diet detoxifies the body and also helps to lose weight fast. The diet consists of drinking only lemonade (water, cayenne pepper, lemon juice, and grade B maple syrup) for those four days, nothing else, except water and tea.

    • ANSWER:
      We are not 'dirty' inside, nor are we full of toxins.
      NUTRITION experts have warned about the potential dangers of detox diets. We already have 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.
      “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. “There’s no evidence that these types of diets are necessary or helpful.”

      Re lemonade diet...
      Downsides:
      Liquid bowel movements are a messy side effect. Going without food, and with only a minimal amount of nutrients (given the drink’s ingredients) can add unnecessary stress on the body.

  46. QUESTION:
    how much weight can you lose by using a whole body cleanser?
    Just wondering because I just bought from the vitamin shoppe "whole body cleanse: internal cleansing system" trying to see if it would make me lose a little or a lot of weight. What do you think or know?

    • ANSWER:
      Just depends on how full of sh!t you are :)

      My Hubby lost 20 lbs in one night doing just a liver cleanse-- He was really full of Sh!t.

  47. QUESTION:
    Does Dove sensitive skin cleanser and lotion work?
    Does it work well?Does it give pimples bc of the oil in it?Is it good for sensitive skin?:)
    Thanks alot!

    • ANSWER:
      If it contains any of these ingredients, don't use it:

      * Mineral Oil, Paraffin & Petrolatum – Petroleum products coat the skin like plastic, clogging pores and creating a build-up of toxins, which in turn accumulate and can lead to dermatological issues, like slowing cellular development, which can cause you to show earlier signs of aging, and vitamin deficiency. Suspected cause of cancer & disruptive of hormonal activity. Mineral oils contain hydrocarbons, a real danger to the stomach and especially the lungs.

      * PARABENS – Such as methyl- propyl- butyl- & ethyl- parabens: Widely used as preservatives in the cosmetic industry (including moisturizers). An estimated 13,200 cosmetic and skin care products contain parabens. Studies implicate their connection with cancer. They have hormone-disrupting qualities – mimicking estrogen – and interfere with the body’s endocrine system.

      * Propylene Glycol – Used as a moisturizer in cosmetics and as a carrier in fragrance oils. Shown to cause dermatitis, kidney or liver abnormalities, may inhibit skin cell growth, and is a skin irritant and sensitizer.

      * ALCOHOLS – Such as Isopropyl Alcohol, SD Alcohol 40, Ethyl Alcohol: Alcohols dissolve the body’s natural moisturizers and strip the skin of its protection, leaving it vulnerable to infection. Alcohols destroy skin’s pH balance, and since they absorb water, they speed up wrinkling.

      * Sodium laurel or lauryl sulfate (SLS), also known as sodium laureth sulfate (SLES) – Found in car washes, engine degreasers, garage floor cleaners… and in OVER 90% of personal care products! SLS breaks down the skin’s moisture barrier, easily penetrates the skin, and allows other chemicals to easily penetrate. Combined with other chemicals, SLS becomes a “nitrosamine”, a potent class of carcinogen. It can also cause hair loss. SLES is sometimes disguised with the labeling “comes from coconut” or “coconut-derived" - and is found in many popular body washes and toothpastes!

      * Toluene – Poison! Danger! Harmful or fatal if swallowed! Harmful if inhaled or absorbed through the skin. Made from petroleum or coal tar, and found in most synthetic fragrances. Chronic exposure linked to anemia, lowered blood cell count, liver or kidney damage, and may affect a developing fetus. Butylated hydroxytoluene (BHT) contains toluene. Other names may include benzoic and benzyl.

      * WAXES – Such as Paraffin, Candelilla Wax, Carnuba Wax: Waxes are widely used in cleansing creams, eye creams, and moisturizers. Waxes clog pores, creating blackheads and whiteheads. They also smother the skin, which over time creates an enlarged pore problem.

      * FD&C – When this abbreviation precedes the name of a color, it means that the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) has certified it as safe for use in drugs and cosmetics, but not food. D&C colors are usually synthetic, coal tar colors. They’re toxic and should be avoided when at all possible.

      * PHTHALATES – These chemicals rarely find their way onto an ingredients list, but they are present in many health and beauty products just the same. Wherever you see “perfume” or “fragrance,” phthalates are present, because they are used to preserve these synthetic scents. Recent studies have shown that phthalates may be mutagenic, carcinogenic, and adversely affect male sperm, that they increase levels of testosterone and estrogen in humans, and are central to breast cancer risk. They are an ingredient in nail polish and other lacquers, and in soft plastics (e.g., infant chew toys).

      * Lanolin – A yellow, semi-solid, fatty secretion from sheep’s wool is widely used in skin and beauty care products. It can cause an allergic reaction in some people, as well as enlarged pores.

      * Acetone – Used in nail polish and nail polish removers, this colorless, volatile liquid is often used in astringents, fresheners, or clarifying lotions. It is extremely toxic and will dehydrate the skin, while speeding up the aging process.

      * Acrylamide – Found in many hand and face creams. Linked to mammary tumors in lab research.

      * Phenol carbolic acid – Found in many lotions and skin creams. Can cause circulatory collapse, paralysis, convulsions, coma and even death from respiratory failure.

      * Dioxane – Found in compounds known as PEG, Polysorbates, Laureth, ethoxylated alcohols. Common in a wide range of personal care products. The compounds are usually contaminated with high concentrations of highly volatile 1,4-dioxane, easily absorbed through the skin. Dioxane’s carcinogenicity was first reported in 1965 and later confirmed in studies including one from the National Cancer Institute in 1978. Nasal passages and liver are the most vulnerable. Dioxane is easily removed during the manufacturing process by “vacuum stripping”. Warning: It is a synthetic derivative of coconut. Watch for hidden language on labels, such as “comes from coconut”.

      IF SO, you should throw them away IMMEDIATELY and Tell ALL your friends and family!!! (Extra-virgin olive and/or coconut oils are great alternative moisturizers, and they contain natural sunscreens, until you find something else without these toxins) Hope this helps!!! Good Luck!!!!!

  48. QUESTION:
    I need to know where to order or find (if its out there)a complete detox kit to cleanse body of toxins?
    I heard of a cleanser called " Completely Clean" it was in Indiana so Id like to find something here in Arkansas that i can get it or order it. It needs to cleanse the body of toxins.NOT A COVERUP, A CLEANOUT.

    • ANSWER:
      wal mart has a product called detox7...and most health food stores carry detox cleansers like for colon, liver, etc...
      or try drnatura.com

  49. QUESTION:
    What are some ways to detox from a unhealthy diet?
    Tips and tricks.I wake up swollen and my skin is oily and i wake upwith bad breath also im always constipated,overweight and i feel unhealthy.

    • ANSWER:
      A detox diet is short, focused diet program focused on eliminating environmental and dietary toxins from your system. Although there are many types of detox diets, the foods that are allowed are often quite similar, unless it is a juice fast.

      http://altmedicine.about.com/od/detoxcleansing/a/Foods_Eat.htm

      *** g01 3/22 p. 28 Watching the World ***
      That Amazing Weed—The Dandelion
      Dandelions “are reviled as Public Enemy No. One by golf course superintendents and fastidious lawn owners everywhere” and as “the weed that won’t go away,” states The News of Mexico City. Yet, the dandelion “is one of the world’s most healthful plants” and can contribute much to your health and diet. Rich in Vitamin A and potassium, the dandelion is more nutritious than broccoli or spinach. All its parts are useful. The young leaves can be used as greens in salads or in almost any recipe calling for spinach; the dried, roasted roots, for a coffeelike beverage; and the blossoms, for wine. Historically dandelion has been used as a liver tonic and cleanser, as a blood purifier and builder, and as a mild diuretic. The dandelion is “one of the top six herbs in the Chinese medicine chest,” declares The News. And for people who have a lawn or access to a pasture, dandelions are free.

  50. QUESTION:
    Have you ever had a horrible bad taste in your mouth while taking milk thistle?
    Ever since starting milk thistle (one in the am, one in the pm) I've had this terrible taste in my mouth. Has anyone else had this side effect?

    • ANSWER:
      I have taken milk thistle several times and in combination with other herbs but never experienced this. When using this herb, which is a cleanser of the blood, through the urinary tract and bowel, it is important to keep the kidneys & bowel moving freely so the toxins being removed cannot reabsorb into your system. That means lots of fiber, lots of water and maybe consider supplementing with a healthy oil. Most liver cleansers use milk thistle (aka silymarin) in combination with burdock root and dandelion root, as it seems to work best that way.

      You might check the label on your supplement and see if there is anything else in it. Be sure you are drinking plenty of water or you could wind up with more ill health.

      See the link for some possible side effects of milk thistle.


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