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Foot Detox Machine

You have probably heard of Ionic detox foot baths centers which have becoe extremely popular during the latest several years. Today, a great number of people, women and men, enjoy going for an ionic detox foot bath if they often feel ill in winter, extremely hot in summer, or spend many night hours working or often entertain with alcohol. The reasons for going for these baths are really numerous and are suitable for all people who feel toxic. Some people regularly visit the detox foot bath center.

Generally speaking, Ionic detox foot baths are an effective and painless method of detoxifying your organism and making it healthier and even more young and attractive. So, the advantages of ionic detox foot baths are as follows:

1) They improve the human immune system;
2) They decrease recovery time from injuries and surgery;
3) They remove pain and arthritis joint stiffness;
4) They enhance sleep;
5) Remove heavy metals and blood clot material;
6) They enhance liver and kidney function, etc.

The major principle of work of ionic detox foot baths is the negative and positive ionic charges which work at the same time in the special manner to remove all toxic wastes from your body. Specifically speaking, it sends a current through the human body generating positively charged ions. In this way the process of neutralizing of the negatively charged toxins takes place due to the high concentration of the ion field in the body. This detoxification takes place through about 2000 pores located on the bottom of the human feet. The person who has gone for ionic detox foot baths will soon experience the natural acid-alkaline ph balance. This procedure is completely painless and takes approximately 30 minutes. Besides, it can be used by children above four years of age as well, but it should be done under parents' supervision.

Nowadays, a great number of people doubt about the advantages and effectiveness of ionic detox foot baths at all. They just can't believe that such a small foot baths machine with such an easy structure can work such wonders and detoxify excessive toxins from the human body via foot pores with the help of 30-minutes ionic detxo foot baths. Believe it or not, it's really true. And the most surprising thing of the ionic detox foot baths is that the color of water where your feet are kept for thirty minutes changes during the procedure. In simpler words, you'll see with your own eyes that different toxins are leaving your body. Besides, different colors can tell what part of the body is the most detoxified and needs to be treated. Follow the instructions as for the correct usage of the machine and check the received results according to the color chart attached to the machine. Nowadays, more and more people go for ionic detox foot baths.

Purchasing an ionic detox foot baths machine is extremely important for your health. The contemporary market offers a great variety of those machines. Probably, the most important thing you need to look for is the quality of ion Detox cleanse machine. The major process taking place in foot baths is electrolysis. If the ion Detox cleanse machine has a poor quality, you can experience lack of the effect. This is the reason why many people consider this way of treatment to be a real fraud. You can look for Ionic detox foot baths machines that offers the most advanced hydropathic products.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    Can someone discribe clearly how the process of the ion foot detox machine works?
    Some one went to my house and told that the ions pull the toxic molecules out of my body. How can a tiny ion pull out a molecule. He also said that he can tell what diseases I was prone to have depending on the color the water turned out to be. If this is true can some one elaborate like if I where a baby? I just want to hear other opinions.

    • ANSWER:
      It's a gimmick. There's no way it can "pull ions" out through the bottom of your feet, i.e. through 5 layers of keratinized epithelial cells. No way. Hoax, gimmick, etc.

  2. QUESTION:
    What do you know about detox foot spa treatments...that pull toxins out; are they a scam?
    I have tried the foot treatments from friends that own the machine. The water certainly does turn dark and sludgy. Is there really something to this...or is it a scam? What has been your experience if you have had it done?

    • ANSWER:
      A complete scam.

      A current passed through the water plus some salts result in a lot of brown sludge, supposedly 'toxins' from your body. Whatever is placed in the water, the same brown sludge will result.

      This was famously demonstrated by Ben Goldacre in his book Bad Science; he popped a Barbie doll's feet into the detox bath for the required amount of time - same result as when a person does it - brown sludge. One thoroughly detoxed Barbie.

      http://www.devicewatch.org/reports/aquadetox.shtml

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

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

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

      =]

  4. QUESTION:
    How long would it take for the metabolite benzoylecgonine to get out of both your urine and blood?
    I am 19 years of age,I was drinking at the time and realize it wasn't the smartest decision,and i heard alcohol makes the metabolite stay longer,it has been two weeks since the intake, I have been drinking about a bottle of water on the daily bases,I'm a male,5'8" and weigh 175lbs
    I have not been working out or trying to sweat it out,I am taking a mandatory drug test in about a day and wanted to know if I am going to be able to pass the test

    • ANSWER:
      Benzoylecgonine is the active metabolite in cocaine. It usually clears the blood in 24 hours. It can clear in the urine from as little as 2-3 days but remain as long as 30 days, although that is more typical of chronic users than an occasional or one time user.

      Alcohol does prolong the metabolism and while the length of time is very variable, a good rule of thumb is to allow twice as long for it to be metabolized. Some studies will say it's a much shorter duration but the longest study I recall reading says it can take twice as long to clear and you always want to err on the side of caution.

      The detection levels vary both with the person and with the type of the test that is done. The typical urine screen has a cut off of 300 nanograms but if they have reason to do GCMS screening they can pick up levels much more dilute than that - 150 ng/ml.( And that is ng - nanogram.)

      Your overall health and your use of drugs and alcohol are the most important determining factors in terms of how quickly you metabolize drugs. Like most drugs, cocaine is metabolized through the liver and excreted through the kidneys. If this was a one time thing, and if you are not alcoholic, you were probably clear within a few days after taking it. If you are someone who drinks regularly, uses marijuana and other drugs from time to time, you could have be in for a bit of a rough ride if the screen was conducted any sooner.

      If you are not a chronic, regular user of cocaine, if you don't drink alcohol daily, if this was just one of those one time really stupid things, and if you have been completely clear for two weeks, there is essentially no chance of this being picked up in blood or urine as it has had more than twice the maximum amount of time to completely clear your system. Usually by day 5, all traces are gone, even in an occasional user. It will be detectable in hair for much longer, but hair would never be a first line screen on a routine screen and by the way, cutting your hair won't help -- it's the hair closest to your scalp that would be affected.

      What I absolutely would not do is anything to try to "detox" just to be on the safe side before the test. Despite what your friends and other on-line posters would have you believe, the screen is not just looking for drugs but it's also looking for evidence that you are trying to cover up drug use. You can fail on that basis alone even if your urine is completely clear.

      The testing routinely screens your urine for specific gravity and creatinine - the two tests that can tell definitively that you tried to dilute your urine to flush out drugs. All the stuff they tell you to do to color your urine so it looks darker is just crap. The machine that tests it doesn't read color -- it reads the amount of dissolved protein and ions and the level of creatinine, which is a measure of kidney function.

      It's a myth anyway that you can flush drugs out of your system with water, cranberry juce,or any detox drink. Drugs are metabolized in the liver and excreted by the kidneys and if your urine is overly dilute, they will simply retest with a much more sensitive method that can detect micro amounts. More people test positive because they try to dilute their urine and that raises an index of suspicion and a much more sensitive test is then performed. So someone who would have passed a basic screen with a much higher threshold will get picked up on a GCMS screen because they shot themselves in the foot trying to fake out the test.

      They also test for the active ingredients that are contained in products marked to fool the testing, and that will be an automatic failure even if your urine is clear.

      My advice is to thank your lucky stars you did this two weeks ago and move forward and never do it again. Cocaine is deadly stuff. And death by cocaine is rarely just dose related. It is cardiotoxic and when I was working full time, we saw cases every month of people who died the first or swcond time they used "just a little bit" of it because it stopped their heart. This can happen at any time. The basketball player Len Bias is a classic example of this -- he was partying to celebrate being picked for the NBA draft and it stopped his very healthy heart cold. Please, your life is worth so much more than a weekend high with friends.

  5. QUESTION:
    How can i loose my thighs ?
    My Thighs are huge well not huge but big . loll . how can i get then thinner? Does the bicycle thingy work at the local ymca gym ? *please help*

    • ANSWER:
      How to lose thigh fat – Method 1
      The stepper is an effective way to lose thigh fat because it focuses on the butt muscles. More calories are burnt using stepper compared to the other cardio machines.
      How to lose thigh fat – Method 2
      Another beneficial exercise for butt and thigh is squats. This can be done with dumbbells or with just the weight of your body. You must do this properly and should not get too far forward otherwise it focuses excessively on the knee and front of the thigh.
      How to lose thigh fat – Method 3
      Weight training helps in toning hips and thighs, and because the lower body has the largest muscle groups, these muscles can elevate metabolism benefits. With increased muscle in the thighs, you can burn more calories while running because the thighs are now more powered to run longer and faster.
      How to lose thigh fat – Method 4
      Stick to a healthy diet. Cut down on your carbs intake like potato, rice, grains, pasta. Increase your lean protein intake such as chicken, egg whites, cottage cheese, protein shakes etc.
      How to lose thigh fat – Method 5
      To lose thigh fat you must exercise the inner thigh muscle, called the adductor. There is a machine called adductor machine specially designed for this purpose. You can also try this simple exercise if you can’t afford this machine. Lie on your back on an exercise mat with your feet straight up in the air. Keeping your legs straight, lower your legs outwards so that they form a V shape. Once you have gone down as much as you can, return your legs to the starting position. Do this 100 times every day.
      How to lose thigh fat – Method 6
      Detoxifying your body is also beneficial in losing those extra fats deposited on thighs. There are many different ways to detox your body, using juice diets, body wraps, fiber supplements and raw food dieting. Any and all of these methods will help you to lose weight quickly from your thighs if done right.

  6. QUESTION:
    I can`t stand the smell anymore?
    the question l have today is... my husband is throwing off a real bad odour. lt smells so bad where l can`t sleep with him in the same room. lts coming l think from his feet. everynight when he comes home from work he takes a bath right away cause l always tell him to go clean up cause he smells bad. what can l do to get rid of this bad smell?????

    • ANSWER:
      is it only when he wears a certain pair of shoes? is he wearing dirty socks? there's obviously something causing the smell, then making it worse.

      of course, like anything, what your body emits, as well as your skin, is caused by what's going on INSIDE his body.

      my suggestions, disinfect ALL of his shoes (wash sneakers in the washing machine if you can & spray them inside w/ disinfectant spray), and make sure they're dry before he wears any of them. make sure his clothes & socks are being washed really well. and you may need to spray your carpets w/ disinfectant spray, too, cause if he walks on them w/ smelly feet, he's making your carpets smell.

      put some vanilla candles in your house & burn them every day, to help disinfect the air that way, too.

      another thing is he may want to detox, and get rid of whatever is in his body that's making him smell.

  7. QUESTION:
    has anyone used an ace electro machine to cure aches and pains?
    I have just been given one of these machines which is supposed to use tiny micro currents to cure and stop pain . I have used a tens machine in the past for back pain and it seemed to work but this machine doesn't really seem to do anything apart from very slight minute tingles when you put it on unlike the tens where you certainly feel the electrical jolts.
    Just wondering if this machine is a complete con or if it does work . I was given it so it cost me nothing

    • ANSWER:
      i do not know what these machines are like
      but you will find some pain originates from toxins and their build up
      so a detox can help massively
      and look intoa machine called a violet ray --an edgar cayce device
      spiritual healing and reiki can also help
      and also karma therapy
      Testimonies
      Spiritual healing ,Seichim and Reiki healing
      When People speak about their condition and tell of the benefits which they have found by employing the treatments one can only feel humbled .These are just a few of the many thousands of comments which have been made .Sometimes the therapies have been literally a life saver bringing people back from the point of death, sometimes out of a life of years of misery and suffering, they are all interesting reading.
      Spiritual healing
      Harry Edwards recalled the case of a young man who, accompanied by a lady, was brought to me for healing. He was in great pain and eaten-up with arthritis. As the healing proceeded, so his pains left him, and his joints began to loosen and become free. When I had finished treating him, it was a real delight to see how wonderfully glad he was to be able to use his legs, feet, arms and hands again... and then he told me: "When I came here, I was convinced no one could help me, and I came only to please my Aunt, who brought me."

      You worked a miracle with his father when he was very ill 1983-84 when I wrote to you, but you will be pleased to know he is now working for the Council and lives a fairly normal life.

      I's report is complete - he is 100% fit and will have no trouble in resuming his sporting activities -considering the first reports, this is a miracle. I do not know how I would have managed without your wonderful help.

      You and the late Harry Edwards helped me so often and indeed I am still pressing on 18 years after I was expected to die from my last bout of cancer.

      I wrote to ask for healing for my sister who was to undergo an operation for aneurysm in the aorta. Her operation was very successful. After 1 day in intensive care and 2 days in progressive care she was back in her own room and has done extremely well. She was allowed home after 7 days when she had been told to expect to be in hospital for 10 to 15 days. Everyone was amazed at her recovery and the surgeon told her she had been a perfect patient. I feel sure the absent healing and our prayers were to a great extent responsible for this wonderful recovery and I thank you most sincerely for your help.

      I thought perhaps you would like to have a record of the people you have helped during the time I have been sending reports. M.L. -angina, complete recovery. D. L. -duodenal ulcer, complete healing. B.L. - Angina, complete recovery. P.D. - Leukaemia - apparent full recovery.

      On behalf of my mother, daughter and myself may I thank you for the lovely day at your Sanctuary last Tuesday. My mother is so much better it is truly amazing. She can stretch out her arms and even raise them to her head and her walking is much stronger. My daughter was very impressed, too. 1141/6
      My condition improved in as much as I now have much more self-confidence and ability to deal with my everyday life. 1145/6
      G.S. Good news. Up until recently he had to be helped to get into and out of his car. It is adapted to enable a disabled person to drive, The other day he got into his car entirely on his own and drove some 12 miles to a nearby town. Got out on his own and went into a shop to make a purchase. No wheelchair anymore! 1142/6
      You both, along with our friends in Spirit, have been directing healing for our daughter who, as I told you, has been given a full bill of health, thank you. 1146/6
      I must report to you the miracle that soon after writing to you about my husband's ill health due to smoking, he decided to give up the habit and has not smoked since. I never thought it possible. It has been well worth it all. His general health has improved considerably. 1148/6

  8. QUESTION:
    Do detox foot baths really work?
    These detox foot baths are a strange thing and when looking on youtube it is debunked again and again but there are always those die hards says "it really works". I just dont see how this stuff could come out of your feet or exude from your pores into the water. Anybody have any first hand experience with this?

    • ANSWER:
      No they dont work. They have been tested without putting feet in water and the brown color which is supposed to be coming out of feet actually comes from the machine when in contact with water. It is a scam.

  9. QUESTION:
    How do you loose thigh fat?
    I'm 15 years old and I do physical education at school and everything but I really want to do some exercises at home to get thinner thighs, I want a pronounced thigh gap. I also want just a toned body in general but I really want to work on my thighs. What are some good excercises that work out your thighs heaps but at the same time tone the rest of your body?

    • ANSWER:
      cycling
      How to lose thigh fat – Method 1
      The stepper is an effective way to lose thigh fat because it focuses on the butt muscles. More calories are burnt using stepper compared to the other cardio machines.
      How to lose thigh fat – Method 2
      Another beneficial exercise for butt and thigh is squats. This can be done with dumbbells or with just the weight of your body. You must do this properly and should not get too far forward otherwise it focuses excessively on the knee and front of the thigh.
      How to lose thigh fat – Method 3
      Weight training helps in toning hips and thighs, and because the lower body has the largest muscle groups, these muscles can elevate metabolism benefits. With increased muscle in the thighs, you can burn more calories while running because the thighs are now more powered to run longer and faster.
      How to lose thigh fat – Method 4
      Stick to a healthy diet. Cut down on your carbs intake like potato, rice, grains, pasta. Increase your lean protein intake such as chicken, egg whites, cottage cheese, protein shakes etc.
      How to lose thigh fat – Method 5
      To lose thigh fat you must exercise the inner thigh muscle, called the adductor. There is a machine called adductor machine specially designed for this purpose. You can also try this simple exercise if you can’t afford this machine. Lie on your back on an exercise mat with your feet straight up in the air. Keeping your legs straight, lower your legs outwards so that they form a V shape. Once you have gone down as much as you can, return your legs to the starting position. Do this 100 times every day.
      How to lose thigh fat – Method 6
      Detoxifying your body is also beneficial in losing those extra fats deposited on thighs. There are many different ways to detox your body, using juice diets, body wraps, fiber supplements and raw food dieting. Any and all of these methods will help you to lose weight quickly from your thighs if done right.

  10. QUESTION:
    what is the strongest Ionic foot Detox bath machine for in home ,spa & professional use?
    I am looking to buy the strongest Ionic foot Detox bath machine
    please tell me the best machine and why you feel it is the best.
    I DO NOT CARE IF IT IS IN HOME, SPA OR PROFESSIONAL USE, I JUST WANT IT TO BE THE STRONGEST AND THE BEST!!
    PLEASE PLEASE LIST ALL THAT YOU KNOW I SEE SO MUCH ON EBAY I AM UNSURE WHAT TO BUY. PLEASE PLEASE LIST PRICE & WEBSITE IF YOU CAN.
    I AM PAYING .00 A POP EVERY TIME I GO TO GET ONE DONE. PLEASE HELP

    • ANSWER:
      Do a websearch on "ionic footbath scams" and read up! Stop wasting your money!

  11. QUESTION:
    Will a foot detox ins help or hurt heart palpation's?
    A foot detox ins is a machine that you put your feet in and it has a magnet that you put inside and it pulls out the toxins that you have in your body!

    • ANSWER:
      sounds like quackery and a waste of $

      why not just place a magnet into your socks when you go to bed - same principal

  12. QUESTION:
    Does foot bath detox really remove toxins in the body? And whats with the color change?

    • ANSWER:
      There are no toxins, or for that matter anything leaving your feet except dead skin cells. The color change is entirely due to the fact that those stupid machines use two dissimiliar metals and a small electric current and it is a plating effect. One of the metals goes into solution and the water changes color. If you want to you could have the water tested and find the metals in it. Save your money. Your liver really does the cleaning of the body.

  13. QUESTION:
    Is [water electrolysis] ion foot spa detox medically proved?
    China is producing ion foot spa detox machines to detoxify body toxins in 30 minutes. They claim " use machine to remove toxins from your body through feet placed near array [electrode] in water tub using electrolysis or water ionization method "
    Is it medically proved? Water color changes due to extracted toxins ! Is it so simple to remove toxins out of body?
    If it is TRUE , please support your answer with medical document.
    Let us consider following points for assumed theory of Foot Detoxification
    [1] A mild electric current [say 15 volts , 500 mA] is passed [from the electronic device detox machine] through wrist belt acting as 'entry electrode' into the human body.
    [2] This flow of electric current, circulating / conducting through internal body parts [ lever, kidney, intestine etc.] and skin is finally directed out through feet placed in water tub.
    [3] The current exiting out from feet placed in conducting salt added water near touching "Array working as detox ion extractor electrode" causes electrolysis of salty water and the COLOR of the water changes, which is 'indicated as toxins removed' from the body.
    A Colour Chart is available in the booklet for describing the source of Body Parts from where the TOXINS are removed. The color of the water varies from person to person, for example dark brown color is indicated for tobacco user.

    • ANSWER:
      Toxin can also be removed by regularly eating garlics,black pepper.yes it has been proved.did u see this on T.V.?

      keerthi

  14. QUESTION:
    does anyone have any weight loss tips?
    I am 230 lbs and 6 foot 2 inches. I am 20 years old. I have been working out and burning about 700 calories a day on the cardio machines. I have been eating healthy too...

    I was wondering if anyone knew of anything to boost the weight loss. Like any special foods that increase metabolism.

    my goal is to look good. No love handles or man boobs. I would like to get down to 190.

    Please send your suggestions.

    Thanks,
    Brad
    Purdue University

    • ANSWER:
      Try a 10 day liquid detox.

      3-4 litres of lemon water a day
      green soups
      green drinks

      http://www.beatyourchest.co.uk

  15. QUESTION:
    I'm looking for low sodium salt for my detox foot machine?

    • ANSWER:
      Try Mrs. Dash It is a very good spice mix that contains no salt. It is especially for salt free diets. You can find it at most supermarkets or use the internet.

  16. QUESTION:
    Does the foot detox machine help remove the THC this is in weed from our system?
    thks

    • ANSWER:
      You don't need that.

      The day of the test, try to plan for it to be done later in the afternoon if possible (or else, get up really early). Drink water - all day - non stop. Urinate a lot. Drink more water. 1 hour before test, take Vitamin C (for color). Go to test and pass. If you're concerned about whether or not you'll pass, get a test kit at Walgreens for . Worth the peace of mind.

      Do not waste your time or money on the detox drinks. I learned the hard way they do not work.

  17. QUESTION:
    Does Ionic Detox really work?
    I have heard a lot of people talking about them lately, and i'm considering buying one for myself, A lot of people say they work and a lot say they dont, does anyone have any additional information these foot bath systems?

    • ANSWER:
      Yes it does work I purchased a machine from HealthandMed.com and it has been working wonders, in the past i would feel groggy everyday, coffee didnt wake me up, exercising made me more tired, but when i saw these being advertised i thought what the hell i will give it a try, ever since then I feel energized, and look forward to my next session as it not only helps me feel energized but while using it it can be quite relaxing . I was skeptical at first but give it a try for yourself and then make your own judgement. I hope this helps.

  18. QUESTION:
    Does the foot detox machine really works .or is it somekind of gimmick?

    • ANSWER:
      I know it seems silly, but I have seen it done, and it sure looks like it wokrs. i don't know how, but it looks like it dos

  19. QUESTION:
    Does the foot detox machine really works .or is it somekind of gimmick?

    • ANSWER:
      For sure, it's a gimmick.

  20. QUESTION:
    has anyone heard of a liver detox where you go to a chiropractor...?
    and they put your feet in hot water and hook some kind of machine and you sit for a 1/2 hour and in the end the water is all gross and they tell you all the stuff that is flushed out through your feet?

    • ANSWER:
      Its complete and utter rubbish. Its a chemical reaction between the water (with an additive!) and electrical current. Even if no feet were in there it would still change colour. Its money for snake oil!! Do not be taken in by it.

  21. QUESTION:
    does a foot spa detox take out things that should stay in the body? Maybe those things shouldn't be removed. ?
    FOR EXAMPLE, ON YOU TUBE THEY HOOK UP A CARROT TO THE MACHINE AND ALL THE GOOOD MINERALS ETC. FROM THE CARROT ARE REMOVED, LEAVING IT UNHEALTHY. DOES A FOOT SPA DETOX ACTUALLY TAKE THE GOOD THINGS OUT OF MY BODY LIKE THE CARROT? AND IS ALL A SCAM OR HOAX??

    • ANSWER:
      Personally, I do not know. I would assume it doesnt, but i'm not sure to be honest. Hopefully you get the answer your looking for. Sorry i couldnt be of more help, but i looked up a few website about it.

  22. QUESTION:
    detox foot spa salon in London?
    hey ive heard about the detox foot spa and i don't want to buy the machine i just want to go to a salon that offers that service so does anyone know where i can find a salon in London that offers detox foot spa sessions. thanks

    • ANSWER:
      It's a con, don't waste your money.
      "There are a number of electrical foot bath products on the market. The idea is that you stick your feet in the bath of salt water, usually with some herbal or homeopathic additive, plug it in and switch it on, and soak your feet. After a while the water turns a sickly brown, and this is claimed to be the toxins that have been drawn out of your body through your feet. One tester found that his water turned brown even when he did not put his feet in. The reason is that electrodes in the water corrode via eletrolysis, putting enough oxidized iron into the water to turn it brown."

  23. QUESTION:
    Problem with Ebay seller - Item Not As Described!!!?
    I had an ion detox foot bath at a clinic/spa and loved it. I saw the were selling similar machines on ebay. The listing said it would do everything the spa machine would do and better. I receieved it and it doesn't work at all. I contacted the seller and he doesn't seem interest in refunding me. What should I do? Has anyone had a similar experience? Should I contact Ebay? I really want to fight this and not get ripped off for 0.00.

    • ANSWER:

  24. QUESTION:
    anyone have detox bath experience?
    Does anyone have any experience doing detox baths? If so what did you use? Epsom salt? Baking soda? Ginger? Essential oils?
    How did it feel during and after?
    Did you feel detoxified?
    How often do you do it?
    What kind of differences do you notice in your sleep, appearance, digestion, complexion, weight, etc.?

    • ANSWER:
      No, there's no such thing as a 'detox bath'.

      Sure, soaking in nice smelling stuff might make you feel nice, but it won't have any effect on your body.

      Be aware of silly statements such as: "I did the foot bath detoxes, with the machine, that pulls heavy metals out of your body, and it helped to save my life."

      If a simple foot bath saved lives they'd have them in hospitals, lmao!

  25. QUESTION:
    retaining fluid 3 questions?
    Whenever I consume sodium/salt products or consume alcohol even little amounts, My fingers and feet start to swell. It's very uncomfortable, like I've been hungover even before I got started. I never used to be like this a few years ago, How did this happen all of a sudden? What can I do about this? and what's wrong with me?

    • ANSWER:
      To answer your first question, this didn't happen all of a sudden. Most problems we have in our bodies have built up over a long period of time through the toxins and lack of nutrients in the foods we eat; also the toxins in the water we drink, pharmaceuticals, and environment. When symptoms occur, it is like the check engine light in your car. It lets you know that something needs to be done soon to prevent major damage. The body is a unique and marvelous machine. It has many restoring and healing properties within itself. When it is cut, it is miraculously able to heal, when a bone is broken, a cast only keeps it in place; the body mends the bone. Although the body is able to get rid of toxins and protect itself in a hostile environment, eventually the toxic burden becomes overwhelming and that is when we see symptoms in the body, indicating enough is enough. All is not lost, because under the right conditions and environment, the body is very forgiving and is able to reverse and balance itself back to health.

      What to do? Detox, Replenish, and Restore. A heavy metal detox program is a good place to start along with a replenishing program. Search for information on the SAD (Sad American Diet) My family and I have had great results with Natural Cellular Defense, a FDA approved, safe, all natural, non-toxic, non-drug interactive heavy metal cleanse along with a liquid supplement , Essential Daily Nutrients, which contains everything the body needs within 1 oz. dose. For more details check out this link: http://my.waiora.com/home.php?223575, and or e-mail me for detox protocols.

      Here is another educational link on
      nutrition:http://www.hacres.com/home/home.asp

      It's time to take back your health.

  26. QUESTION:
    Does foot bath detox work?

    • ANSWER:
      No, of course it doesn't and detox is a myth anyway.
      We are not full of toxins, our body and our colon are self cleansing.

      The color of water changes due to a process called “electrolysis”. The brown toxins you see are from the rust generated by the corrosion of the iron electrodes! The color of water will change with or without soaking your feet in it.

      Dialysis results from several sources also show that the brown stuff that appears in the bathwater is iron-based, and that the bathwater showed no sign of urea or creatinine, supporting the fact that detoxification does not apply. In fact, some marketers admitted this and opted in emphasizing “energy balance” in their sales pitches. They also use pseudoscience of toxins, bio-energy, bio-stimulation, cellular energy, and other science jargons to mislead people.

      Also, among many commercialized detox foot spa machines, they claim that their machines create negative ions in the water that revitalize the dead cells and organs in the body. There is no proof that water can be ionized properly.

  27. QUESTION:
    Ion Cleanse Foot Spa?
    Can anyone please tell me anything they know about DR Detox Ion Cleanse Foot spa, do they work

    • ANSWER:
      They don't really do what they say they will do. They say the will pull toxins from your feet. They don't do any thing much more than soaking your feet in a warm salt solution. So at least your feet will feel better after doing it. I looked up the explanation of how the DR works. What it does is apply a current through water with several salts added. The machine periodically reverses the poles that are in the water.

      What is happening is an electrolysis of water. The salts help the current move easier from one pole to another. Doing this electrolysis was a demonstration that my science students liked because of all that was happening. On each pole you could see some bubbles forming. You may not see the bubbles with the DR. The poles my not be visible.

      On one pole hydrogen gas is being produced. You could collect it and burn it. On the other pole the gas being produced is the gas made of the negative ion's from the salt. More that likely the salts are chloride salts. The other gas being produced is chlorine. A precipitate is being formed so the water becomes a little scummy. They liked the idea that you could make a explosive gas and a poisonous gas at the same time. The the chlorine gas doesn't smell very good, so when the DR is working it might stink a little.

  28. QUESTION:
    Detoxing your....?
    My grandma wants me to go to the spa to go detox our feet and body so i said sure withput even knowing what it was???So what exactly am i getting myself into tomarrow???
    HELP!!!

    • ANSWER:
      It's basically a foot spa. Nothing big. Here is some information I looked up for you:

      However, none of Japanese manufacturers claim that it can do detoxification through feet. They just claim that it can help in rejuvenating your health, removing fatigue and other stress-oriented illnesses (e.g. neuralgia, rheumatism, lumbago, poor blood circulation, hemorrhoids, fatigue, dry skin, bruise, frostbite, chapped hand, miliaria (heat rash), allergies, pimples, migraine, insomnia, headaches, sinusitis, stiff neck and shoulders, sport injuries).

      The recommended temperature is 40-42 °C, and time duration of about 10-25 minutes per treatment. You can do it many times as you desire.

      *The Truth on Foot Detox*

      Is foot detox really true? Actually, there is no definite medical proof about foot detox. Our own research also indicates either "Yes" or "No". Whatever the results of our researches, it is true that foot detox with minerals or herbs or electrodes added, will help in relieving fatigue and stress, and energize the body system, leading you to good health.

      Also, our own research indicated that foot detox does not clean your body's wastes or toxic wastes as others claim. The public may be swayed by the water "miraculously" turning brown or black in color. However, it’s proven that the changes in color are caused basically by the "electrolysis" of water.

      And most of them claim that foot detox machines:

      1. Enhance body detoxification - UNCERTAIN
      2. Deactivate viruses, bacteria, yeast, and fungus - UNCERTAIN.
      3. Reduce pain - YES (muscle or lymph-oriented pain only)
      4. Purify the blood and lymph - NO (it helps in circulating them)
      5. Stimulate the immune system - NO
      6. Promote weight loss - YES and NO
      7. Relieve tension - YES
      8. Reduce inflammation - Depends on the sickness
      9. Toxic matters and toxic fats can be detoxicated - NO
      10. Improve oxygen levels in the body - YES and NO
      11. Balances negative ions in the body - NO
      12. Liver, kidney and parasite cleaning - NO
      13. Removes wrinkles, acne and other skin problems - YES and NO

  29. QUESTION:
    swelling pain in "balls" of feet below big toe?
    during football today i felt a great pain in the pad of the foot that touches the ground... its under the big toe only on both feet, its not as bad in the right foot. when observing it later, it looks like a whole new layer of skin, is swelling, and i cant walk directly on it.

    im pretty sure what caused it... the soles in my cleat are worn down and the way your on your feet when blocking just adds to it. but what can i do to heal it
    how long does it take for swelling to go down? will it get worse overnight? i have practice everyday this week and its not an option to miss....
    that was to rock, by the way. or anyone else that knows about it.

    • ANSWER:
      I Have the same problem the only difference is that I do not play football, I work in a shop wearing work boots If the souls of my boots are worn too thin and I am standing od the edge of a machine casting where there is too much pressure on a certain part of my foot It will swell and I cant walk on it it feels like a ball has been implanted in the sole of my foot. some times it itches like an allergic reaction. I found that my System is toxic. If this is happening to you. you must first soak your feet in a bath of vinigar and water. 2 oz. Viniger to 1 gal. warm water. 30 minutes and then switch to a warm water and 1/2 cup of Epson Salt 30 min. and then try MUDOKU Detox foot pads. this will detox your system. and you will sleep well and feel alot better. Please reply.

  30. QUESTION:
    Detoxing foot bath? I am not sure this is so real?
    My girlfriend borrowed this device from her friend. Her friend paid about 00 for it. You fill it with warm salty tap water, place your feet in it and turn it on. After 30 min the water is green on the bottom, with brown and grey floating in it. It also smells bad. The book says that the water turns color because all those toxins are sucked out of your feet into the water. I am skeptical. I have done this before with tap water using my own homemade machine and was able to duplicate the results without placing parts of my body in the water.

    I examined the power supply. The circuit looks much like the electroplating machine that a friend asked me to fix. I suspect that this machine is only perfoming electrolysis on the water.

    I asked her to wash it out and try it again without her feet in it. The water changed almost exactly the same, but not quite as dark, and it lacks much of the grey.

    I have a salt water softener, and a reverse osmosis device. I used that water. Without placing my feet in it, it just bubbled and the water only became slighly cloudy.

    We repeated the test with the reverse osmosis water and placed my feet in it. The water turned a little cloudy, with some grey but that was it.

    It appears that the brown was simply dissolved iron oxide from the city water pipes. The green is an oxide of copper from her pipes. The grey is dead skin and excess skin oil from our feet. I have concluded that this device is performing little more than a gentle exfoliation. Beyond that the bubbles make your feet feel good. Anything beyond that is likley "snake oil". Little or no toxins are being removed.

    I suspect it would be more effective to drink a lot of clean water, with lemon juice. This will dissolve toxins. Then do a good workout to sweat, and urinate out all the toxins with the water though your bodies own cleansing process.

    What do you think? Have you tried anything simular.

    • ANSWER:
      You're basically right. The electrodes in the water corrode via electrolysis, putting enough oxidized iron into the water to turn it brown. Occasionally you'll find someone putting packets of minerals into the water for "better detoxification", but these minerals are only useful for changing the color of the water to something more dramatic like blue or black.

      Ask someone who believes in the detox foot bath what kind of "toxins" are being drawn out... Odds are, they won't have an answer. Also, ask them if they believe the detox foot bath to be the most natural and effective why of ridding our bodies of these toxins... Odds are, they will say yes. Then you can let them in on your secret all-natural cleansing method using the most effective detoxification system known to man: 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. Any overpriced, pseudoscientific, potentially unsafe machinery can't compare to what we already have.

  31. QUESTION:
    excessive sweating - sign of weakness ?
    Is excessive sweating a sign of weakness - my friends have been telling me...
    I sweat profusely when there is little rise in temperature but i don't see people around me sweat as much as I do. I have to intake a lot of fluids otherwise I get dehydrated easily.
    I am 70 kgs and 6 feet tall. What can be the possible reason?

    • ANSWER:
      your body is a good detox machine. sweating actually is good for you as it detoxifies your body in the process.those who dont sweat are more susceptible to ailments.

  32. QUESTION:
    Can you really detox your body through your feet?
    I have seen at some salons/spas that they have you sit in a chair and put your feet in this almost water-like solution with some sort of electronic detoxifying machine that supposedly sucks out the toxins in your body through your feet. The end result is a very brownish and very murky water-like solution that your feet have been soaking in for like 20 minutes. Is this end result really your body being detoxified through your feet or is it some chemical reaction that happens when your feet meet this water-like solution for a few minutes? If it does work, how well does it REALLY work? Also, is there something you can do at home that REALLY works? Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      No! My sister is a doctor and she says that is pure crap and a marketing hoax. Those pad things they sell as de-tox pads you place on your feet don't work either.

      She says if we could de-tox through our feet doctors would tell their patients to do it, and all hospitals would do it...some people, such as diabetics, can actually cause damage to themselves by soaking their feet....

      This is pure crap...plain old epsom salts will make the water look murky...save your money and have your honey rub your feet...they won't be de-toxed, but the will feel better, feel softer, and it won't cost you a thing! (Except maybe a back-rub in exchange!)

  33. QUESTION:
    20-30 pounds in 44 days?!?
    Okay well in 44 days I have registration and uniform measurements for my new high school. And I NEED to lose 20-30 pounds in 44 days. I need FULL DETAILS on how I can lose this weight. I have a treadmill, and one of those stepping machine things I have a bike too. Your help will REALLY be appreciated. If you would like to keep helping me feel free to message me.

    • ANSWER:
      If you are an extremely disciplined individual, you could try the master cleanse. It is hard, & sometimes painful but it does offer results. This is not a "diet". It is a natural way of cleansing your body of all the excess toxins we all carry around in us. It is like a colon cleanse although alot less expensive & not to mention, alot easier to handle. In about 14-20 days, the average person sheds between 14-35 lbs but you must follow the program exactly. Alot of people who follow this regimine atleast twice per year also get sick alot less often, & have more energy. Some celebrity followers include David Blaine, Beyonce (who lost 30 lbs for the Dream girls role using this) & Robin Quivers from the Howard Stern Show:
      What you will need are:
      Fresh lemons (not bottled lemon juice & the lemons should preferably be organic)
      several gallons of distilled water
      cayenne pepper
      geuine ORGANIC maple syrup grade B (do NOT use the regular sugar laden syrups here).
      sea salt
      natural herbal tea (decaffeinated)

      What you do is replace every meal with a lemon drink substitute for ATLEAST 14 DAYS. Thats right, you will not eat any solid foot for atleast 2 weeks...but you will not starve as you will get sufficient calories from the drink. I drink the mixture between 6 -8 times per day when Im on the cleanse. The drink is actually not disgusting & after about 4 days you will find yourself craving it. The first four days are almost always the hardest. You may be tired, hungry, & irratable but this is just part of the detox.You may experience headaches if you normally drink alot of caffeine. At around the 5th day these side effects subside & you will have a tremendous amount of energy.You can find the directions for the drink here.
      http://mastercleansesecrets.com/step3.php

      Now here comes the unpleasant part. Atleast an hour or two before bed, drink the tea. This helps break up some of the hardened "waste" in your system. I must warn you that you will need to get up to use the restroom atleast 3 or 4 times during the night. I have a very sensitive stomach & found the tea to cause horrible cramping so I skipped this & instead used the salt water flush. You can choose to use one or both while on your cleanse.
      For the salt water flush, you need to mix 2 teaspoons of pure sea salt (found in the same aisle as regular salt) to about a quart of WARM distilled water. This drink is gross but it works. You need to be able to taste the salt. I usually put in 3 tsp as opposed to the 2. You need to drink this as fast as you can. I usually do this before bed & again first thing in the morning.(I warn you though do not do this in the morning unless you dont have to be somewhere for atleast 2 hours. If school/work begins at 7, get up at 5 & drink the drink) This mixture will help flush out excess water weight. You shouldnt cramp & the expulsions will not be painful. To say this as tactfully as possible, you will basically be excreting soup. (I told you this was unpleasant but like they say no pain no gain)
      You are encouraged to exercise while on the cleanse to help aid your body in the cleansing & in the weight loss. There are literally thousands of pages online to do more reasearch on this topic as well as many message boards for people currently on the cleanse to help & to encourage one another. In the search engine of your choosing, type in "Master Cleanse" or "Lemonade Diet". This method has been around since around the 50's I believe & It does work but like I said it takes a lot of discipline & most people give up within the first 3 or 4 days. I do wish you luck though.
      Some links to explore:
      http://www.yestheyrefake.net/lemonade_diet_cleanse_journal.htm (a journal of one woman who did the cleanse, packed with info & tips)
      http://www.thelemonadediet.com/
      http://www.mastercleanser.com/forum/

  34. QUESTION:
    Does this guy seem like he has a nice smile?? or would u think it's sleazy......?
    Click like if u think this is priceless>>>>>>>

    http://www.facebook.com/pages/I-wanna-put-my-dck-in-a-time-machine-and-have-babies-with-Marilyn-Monroe/504125206295342?ref=hl

    • ANSWER:
      Yeah. its hilarious. But I'd use a time machine to bring an entire team of doctors to detox her put her on her feet and again and start making movies

  35. QUESTION:
    How long would it take me to lose 30 pounds?
    I'm a male, standing at 6 foot 4, 230 pounds. I want to lose 30 pounds to get to 200. Im planning to go to the gym 5 days a week, 2 days off. I start off with 30 minutes of cardio. Then off to weightlifting.

    I eat healthy. Lots of protein, fruits, veggies, and drink water. I also eat 6 small meals a day to rev up my metabolism. I eat about 1700-1900 calories each day.

    Approximately how long would it take?
    Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      I'm a personal trainer, you want to lose the weight slowly so it doesn't come back (rebound affect 75% people are affected by this). Males, do lose weight faster than woman. I would say about 3-6 months, about 5-8 pounds a month, this way you'll lose fat not muscle. Those who lose weight too fast or too much , more than 10 pounds a month are losing muscle mass. Muscle weighs more than fat.
      This is what you should do, do not work out more than 5 days a week.
      This is an example I give to my clients:

      Monday-Start off with a warmup 7 min on a treadmill 3 min of those on 10 incline
      Weight Training day (1/3) You need to gain more muscle to lose the fat more quickly without gaining any weight, the muscle goes on, the fat is gone)
      work your whole body, 4 different things (remember this is about a little more than your strength- so when you think you could only do 20 pushups do 20 or 30)
      eg rowing machine 30sets, then 30 pushups, jumprope 2minutes straight-no stopping you need cardio between weights), then so 50 squats holding a cow bell (20lbs)
      take a 20sec break DO IT ALL OVER AGAIN FOR THREE TIMES
      the next exercise can be 30 lunges on each leg with 20lb weight on each side/50lb toe drags,jumprope 2min, and 60lb bench rest
      1 minute rest
      DO IT ALL OVER AGAIN FOR THREE TIMES
      make sure this lasts for about 1:15min
      rotate around the machines and do a similar pattern
      THEN AFTER DO 30-45MIN OF CARDIO (DO NOT USE THE SAME CARDIO MACHINE 2 DAYS IN A ROW)

      TUESDAY -ONLY DO A HOUR-1.5 OF CARDIO (CROSS TRAINER ETC, SOMETHING INTENSE

      WEDNESDAY- (2/3 WEIGHT TRAINING DAYS)
      DO SOMETHING SMILAR TO MONDAY BUT NOT THE EXACT SAME THING ROUTINE)
      30-45 MIN OF CARDIO ON A MACHINE
      Don't forget to warm up.

      THURSDAY- ONLY DO A HOUR-1.5 OF CARDIO (USE A DIFFERENT MACHINE FROM TUESDAY)

      FRIDAY- (3/3 WEIGHT TRAINING) DO THE EXACT SAME THING AS MONDAY.
      30-45MIN CARDIO AFTER WORKOUT
      Don't forget to warm up.

      This is the plan for the FIRST SIX WEEKS. After that, change the routine, more cardio(this is when the fat comes off easier because of the weight training you did the last six weeks). Now you will be burning calories at a faster pace because your muscle mass would have increased.
      Make sure after every workout you eat protein. Orange juice with protein powder in it (20g min, but not too much at one time -more than 40g thats 2 scoops). On workout days you need to have about 145-155 g of protein. That's a lot so you need to be drinking protein shakes/smoothies throughout the day. Every few hours, don't go more than 4.5 hours without food. On non-workout days you need about 135g of protein, MAKE SURE YOUR BODY GETS IT. Stick to lowfat meats, stay away from steak( it's about 20% protein, 80%saturated fat). Eat small meals every 3/4 hours throughout the day. Limit your sugar and carbs. Eat a lot of beans, vegetables, limit desserts, eat more fruit.
      One last thing, on your weight training when you work your abs or anything in the front, you need to do the exact amount of reps on your back (find a machine that targets back). THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT. Drink about minimum 2 liters of water everyday. This will detox you.

      GOOD LUCK!

  36. QUESTION:
    Japensese foot pads?
    Do they work?
    Like actually take out all the iron and toxins in your body?
    Do I need to worry about these toxins even?
    If they work, where can I get one?
    https://www.buykinoki.com/?cid=409599
    Where can I get these detox pads or machines?

    • ANSWER:
      yes, it is good for your health to get the toxins out.

      in fact, cellulite is mostly synthetic chemicals that the body could not break down stored in fat cells.

      I have been using the foot pads, and they do eventually come clean... however I am not sure how effective they are.

      The best way I have found to detox, is to do an Ionic foot detox.

      You can do these at health spas and chiropractors.

      My mom actually has a machine, so I have been able to experiment with it a little.

      You put your feet in a bucket of water and an arm-band sends positive and negative ions into your body, somehow drawing the toxins out into the water... as they attach to the ions.

      When you run the machine with no feet in the water, the water still becomes slightly discolored, (like tea) from pollution in the air and water itself.

      When you do the detox, with your feet in the water.... the most disgusting stuff I have ever seen in my life appears in the water.

      Everyones water is different, and changes as time goes by.

      Some things you see are: chunks of metal, a thick scum, greens, oranges, browns, and white foam. It sort of looks like toilet stool... and vomit

      in addition, you feel great after doing it. I always feel more energetic, refreshed, and clear-minded.

  37. QUESTION:
    So far i lost 10lb. what to do now?
    Ive gained somewhere between 70-80lb during my first pregnancy. I am 7 months post partum and i have only lost 25lb after labor. I am 5'6 and currently weigh 200lb after loosing 10lb. I know it is extreamly unhealthy and its something I would not continue for more than a month but I have been eating less than 1000 calories a day for now 17 days. 1000 calories came from mostly liquid. Coffee, yogurt smoothie. I feel like i hit my rock bottom. I actually lost 10lb at the 10th day but after that i was not able to loose any more weight. I want to loose another 15lb quick. I am planing on detox program hoping i can loose 10lb or more in couple of weeks.

    possible??

    • ANSWER:
      Well, with a name like "my baby loves cake" it doesn't sound like you or your child are set up for success. I would start by removing any processed food with sugar (or fake sugar - i.e. HFCS) from your house. Get rid of the candy, cake, cookies, chocolate, etc. Replace it with fruit, veggies, nuts, etc.

      Running...how many competitive long distance runners have you seen with big thighs/hips or belly. You won't be able to do it very fast but if you get started now and push it you should be able to make a significant improvement by summertime. Plus if you have a little one you can use a jogging stroller and take him/her along. I would recommend starting with ~1 mile and work your way up. Also, don't forget you need a balance of proper nutrition, resistance and cardio excercise, and sometimes good supplements (ripped fuel or any thermognenic fat burner).
      For thighs:
      - quads - do wall sits. Put your back against a wall and pretend you're sitting in a chair. Hold as long as you can. Back up, then repeat.
      - Butt/quads: do Lunges (no weights). Walk across the floor doing thigh bends (your knee should almost hit the ground). Go slow and concentrate
      - hamstrings - get an ab ball (can get for ~). lay on the ground and put your feet up on the ball (extended). With your butt off the ground use your hampstring muscles to pull the ball into your butt. Extend out and repeat
      - Also do inner/outer thigh machine or use resistance bands (get a trainer at the gym to show you). You can usually get a one time session for free and resistance bands don't cost that much (so you can buy some and do at home)
      - Eating and stomach (abs)
      You can (and should) eat 5-6 semi-small nutritious meals...speeds up your metabolism and prevents you from being too hungry. Don't load up with 'tons' of food and don't cut your calories to bare mininum (1K) as this slows down your metabolism.
      You can try eating various things: fresh fruit, chicken, brown rice, broccoli, beef jerky, protein shake, applesauce (no sugar added), veggies, lean ground turkey, turkey sausages, Low sugar protein bars (or try Kashi bars). Oh, and substitute any junk food with Odwalla bars (the choco. chip ones are fabulous and have 8 grams of protein).
      If you eat ~7 a.m. ~10 a.m. 1p.m. 4 p.m. 7p.m. (and 10 p.m. if you're up late you should be great. Get your excercise/workout in b/w any of those meals (or directly prior)
      You don't need many weights or machines. You can get one of those ab balls online or at a Target/Wal-mart for like -. Do abs using the ball...always works your core. Also get some resistance bands and you can work your legs (outer thighs) as well. Go for a run or do some sprints to get in better shape. Pick up some sports/activities with your friends.
      - Oblique exercises (twisting - works your 'love handles'). Do a lot of these using the ab ball: sit on the ball hold a 10 lb weight and walk your feet forward. 'Lay down' and with the weigh above you twist to one side-up-pause-twist to the other side. Ensure you're using your obliques to do the work.
      - Start taking a thermogenic fat burner (will burn fat faster when your body temp rises - i.e. working out), ripped fuel, or hydroxycut hardcore before your workouts. Don't exceed the daily recommended allowance and drink plenty of water. You don't NEED these, they just help burn fat faster while providing energy. You could take a multi-vitamin instead (relatively cheap at Wal-mart)

      Hope that helps...you should start making significant progress (while eating real food) if you follow this advice and work hard. Remember...you need the resistance training so don't exclude it (do circuit training if you need to). Lots or reps...15-20 and increase the resistance as you get stronger.

      Also, some more info that may help you:
      - get rid of the junk food in your house (and don't buy anymore). If it's around (and you're like me) you'll eat it. The less crap you eat the less your body will crave it...the more sugar and stuff you do eat the more your body will crave it.
      - get rid of all your 'fat' clothes. Reward your 'new' self when you get in good shape by buying new clothes. Buy a few items that are tight and/or body hugging. These will emphasize your nice shape, discourage you from expanding, and get quite expensive if you do 'expand'
      - find a workout(s) that you enjoy and mix it up. Find workout partners and friends who like to be active. The more you like it (and do it with others), the more you'll want to stick with it
      - set goals, track the goals, and get an accountability partner for those goals. this will help keep the 'pressure' on

  38. QUESTION:
    I need to lose weight before my beach vac in 2 weeks!?
    I'm leaving for Myrtle in 2 weeks and I already know all of the info about loosing weight to fast, I'm not a child or a teenager, so please don't give me advice on how to become "healthy", I attend the gym regularly, I eat whole grains, wheats, vegges and fruits, I am generally a healthy person....

    I just want to know if any of you have any ideas that would help me to lose a few extra pounds in the next 2 weeks, even something to detox.

    Thanks alot!

    • ANSWER:
      Well, it sounds like your doing all the right things but maybe you need to change some stuff if you don't already. For exercise, try switching it up (Monday work on arms, Tuesday work on stomach, Wednesday work on legs, Thursday Rest, Friday Arms, Saturday Stomach, Sunday Legs) though you can choose your own schedule/plan. Try maybe using different machines for stomach or legs or arms so your body doesn't get used to it.

      For eating, try portion control (70% of your diet is food intake but exercise is also important) eating the serving size and if there is no designated serving size, 1cup if it's a meal and 1/2 a cup if it's a snack.

      Breakfast- Whenever you choose
      Drink of choice- hour after breakfast (all other drinks being water; one cup of drink of choice)
      Lunch- 1hr after Drink of choice
      Snack- 1/2 cup, 1 hour after lunch
      Dinner- 2 hours after snack

      As for detox, try those little foot pads you put on when you sleep and they're usually on TV but also a Walgreens and stores like that :)
      Hope this helps!

  39. QUESTION:
    help? :( I'm 5'1 and 108 lbs, want to be 90-95?
    OK. I'm 13 years old, 5'1 ft, and I weigh 108 lbs (49.1 kg), and I would like to be 90-95, like most of the pretty girls at my school. I do AT LEAST 80-100 sit ups a day, do back exercises to counter them, but still have a freaking annoying pooch. I'm told by parents, and siblings that "it's normal, you're supposed to have that because you're 13". Yeah. Supposed to be a fat*ss? Riiiiight. I want to be a figure skater, and I believe that will motivate me to lose weight, but I only have so much time before the skating program starts. I also don't eat a lot (600-1100 calories a day usually), and I usually go walking for at least a mile or two every day, for about an hour or more. (I can't run because I am anemic) My sister and cousin try to convince me that i'm skinny, which is a lie to make me feel good about myself.but I'm pretty fat in case they haven't noticed. I have not lost any weight recently, and actually keep putting on a few pounds, like two weeks ago, I was a semi beautiful 104.7 lbs. Then easter came, and I was a stupid pig who ate waaayyy too much (1600 calories). My mom probably thought that was great, because she keeps trying to mess up my diet, because she doesn't want me to lose weight. I'm extremely annoyed; I know I have the potential to be pretty and 95 lbs, with a 15% bodyfat. My skinny gymnast and dancer friends seem to know something about being light and pretty. I have a friend in my class who is 5'2 feet, and she is 85 lbs! I CAN do this! But how? What should I eat, and how should I excercise to accomplish this?

    ps. No stupid answers. I want answers for real. Also, don't tell me to be happy with my body, because there is nothing that good to embrace except for thighfat and rolls of stomach fat. Also, no. No guy I have ever met said they like fat chicks more than skinny ones. That was the most bullshit lie anybody ever tried to even make up. Don't tell me that they want me to have meat on my bones anyway, because they obviously go for the ones who deserve it(have no personalities, sarcasm there). Sorry about the negativeness, just please help mee! :?

    • ANSWER:
      Okay, firstly I'm not one of those people that are just going to ignore your question and say something like "Don't worry your weight is fine, be happy with yourself" because I know how you feel. The weight is good, but the proportions of the weight isn't. So don't worry.

      Okay, eating wise I would just suggest maybe start taking fiber and green tea supplements, they boost the metabolism, and the green tea capsules are also good for your skin. Now food, you could go on a fruit detox for a couple of weeks. That's when you only eat fruits for a certain amount of time and at the end of it you shouldn't be craving any junk foods. If you eat a fruit, you have to wait an hour to eat a different type of fruit so it can digest properly. Why I said a couple of weeks, your body has to be doing something for at least 21 days for it to get completely use to it. After the fruit detox you could start working in some vegetables into your diet, make sure to eat ones that can be consumed raw. When you cook a vegetable, it gets rid of most of it's nutrition and adds unnecessary carbohydrates and sugars. Since only fruits and vegetables don't give you all the vitamins your body needs, along with the fiber and and green tea supplements you should also take Vitamin A, B, C, D, E, Calcium, Magnesium, Zinc, and Protein. Also you can also eat raw unsalted almonds for a good source of protein and when you want to eat something crunchy. You can find the vitamin supplements at Walmart, Target, CVS Pharmacy, Walgreens, or any heath food store.

      Now exercise. If your not use to a consistent work out I would suggest start working out on a machine first, like an elliptical. Then once your body starts getting use to it working out with your body shouldn't be too hard. Okay you said you have "pooch" that you want to get rid of and all you've been doing is sit ups and back workouts, well I don't know if this is bad news or not but if you are working out on a certain part of your body it doesn't mean you are going to burn fat there all it means is that you are going to build muscle so to burn fat you have to be working out your whole body. I can't explain certain workouts because that would make this answer way too long, even more than it already is. But on self.com they have a lot of good workouts for your body, and tips and tools like a BMI calculator and such. And you have to remember you figure skating is going to be good workout, because you need a lot of upper and lower body strength so don't make yourself tired with working out on the days you will be ice skating. Also if you workout a day either don't workout the next or only a little workout because if you continuously do extreme workout everyday you will pull a muscle and that will put you off your regimen for at least a week and a half, just make sure to give yourself a break now and then. If you have anymore questions, need help, etc. You can email me at alicedelanoy@yahoo.com ♥

  40. QUESTION:
    I am trying to decided to go to school for skin care/Esthetician Or Massage. See Below>>?
    The place I work at part time, the manager of the small spa told me that she has room for expansion in the back room, if could go to school for massage. They have one Esthetician already. The one massage therapist asked the Esthetician about going back to school for that as well. The Esthetician has both her license and a massage license. But... discouraged the massage therapist to go towards Esthetician.. because of the start up costs involved. Apparently you have to buy products.. some type of machine or two that cost over five hundred dollars.. and all the wrap creams ,, detox creams, facial creams, cleansers, make up and wax.This can add up. The Esthetician is also the manager there.. and perhaps she fears the competition. The massage therapist must make enough to come up with the money for the supplies she needs some how. My manager use to be a massage therapist and she said the tables are not expensive and they have them at spas usually... and the oils aren't much to start with. She was able to support herself before she was married and start the small spa business as well.

    Estheticians can make a lot because many services are close to and over one hundred dollars and people usually know to tip accordingly at these places. Many spas may even have the equipment and products they want you to use and the machines. Not sure. I plan to call some to see.

    Esthetician takes 4-5 months but requires full time days. I am unable to go full time days. The massage school is one year and you can go one or two full days or two week day nights.

    Which should I do? Or should I do both like the Esthetician has done? She said both have their high and low times of being busy.

    My friend has horses and suggested I can also take a class or two on animal massage and do dogs and or horses. She said horses need massages often and especially those who race them. She said the people have the money to pay well.

    Something on the side to think about.

    All opinions will be most helpful. Also.... the one place that I am considering for massage has three to choose from. One of the three is the energy massage track, and I want to get into energy healing work. I just don't think Esthetician would fit in. It seems more on the beauty end opposed to the healing end. The Esthetician said they go together.. I don't really see it that way. I can get how people who take care of their bodies with massages.. can also want to perhaps spend on a body wrap or waxing or facial. But.. massage is healing and energy work and massage go together like a well oiled vehicle. I think of Esthetics when I think of the beauty or glamour industry.

    Although.. I seen in Hawaii the Estheticians giving wraps outside with all natural products and that looked fun.

    Also.. people do have places you can just do facials only. They aren't many though. The place I work at is dark and brothel like. I hope to get into something more lively and bright one day.

    I am confused about these choices. In a way I don't want to over do it with school/cost. But then again.. I don't want to get stuck doing one and when its slow I have to call it a day.

    The last choice would be Aveda for skin, hair, pedicures, manicures . However .. I am not interested in the hair much . I do know under the umbrella I can do wraps if the place lets you . But.. from talking to others they seldom think there is enough training for an esthetic person to just do esthetics.. because the program by itself covers more hours.

    What would be best? Thanks So Much.

    • ANSWER:
      I am trained and licensed in massage therapy. Most of my training is in the area of Asian bodywork which includes energy therapy. I agree with you that esthetics (the western approach) does not seem to fit very well with massage therapy...and energy work in particular. The primary reason for that is because it is not an option in the west to learn esthetics from a health and wellness perspective.

      Fortunately, most states do allow some degree of overlap between esthetics and massage. For example, many states allow an esthetician to do a "relaxation" body rub as long as they don't use the word "massage" in their advertisement. Likewise, massage therapists are often allowed to perform facials, salt scrubs and body wraps as long as they don't advertise it as "esthetics" or "skin care". Each state is different so you would have to check the laws for the state you reside in.

      In Asia, it is not uncommon to find spas offering combination treatments. For example, when your massage therapist has you turn over she/he might apply a facial to be left on as they massage the front. If you go in for a facial, you will probably be given a foot massage once the mask is applied. If you go in for a salt scrub, you can expect it to be applied in a therapeutic manner...quite similar to a massage. This type of integration of therapies is quite rare in the USA and is a great way to gain a competitive edge.

      My best advice would be to: 1) Choose which approach suits your personality and interest the most; health and wellness...or glamour and beauty. Choose one and focus on mastering that first. 2) Take a look at your state laws to see what types of overlapping treatments they allow. Many of those treatments you can learn on your own or through a weekend seminar. 3) Find a spa that will give you some freedom to combine treatments if you wish and then get creative. From what I've seen, the salon/spa industry in the USA is very unimaginative in the treatments they offer and it shouldn't be very hard to set yourself apart this way.
      Good luck! I hope that this answer was helpful.

  41. QUESTION:
    You know your a nurse when?
    You can identify the following Syndromes:
    You've been exposed to so many x-rays that you consider it a form of birth control.

    Your bladder can expand to the same size as a Winnebago's water tank.

    You avoid unhealthy looking COPDers in the mall for fear that they'll drop near you and you'll have to do CPR on your day off.

    You've ever held a 14-gauge needle over someone's vein and said, "Now your going to feel a little stick."

    You can identify the "Kidney Stone Squirm" at 15 feet.

    You've ever had a patient with a nose ring, a brow ring and twelve earrings say, "I'm afraid of shots."

    You stare at someone in utter disbelief when they actually cover their mouth to cough.

    You automatically multiply by three the number of drinks a patient claims to have daily.

    You can keep a straight face when a patient responds, "Just two beers."

    You develop Carpal Tunnel Syndrome from constantly locking and unlocking the Narcotic Cabinet

    Your idea of a meal break is finishing your coffee before it gets cold

    Discussing dismemberment over a meal seems perfectly normal

    You believe the government should require a permit to reproduce

    You believe the 'On-call Nurse' program is a satanic plot

    You refer to vegetable and you don't mean the food group

    You know the local detox center number by heart

    You believe a book entitled 'Suicide: Getting it Right the First Time' will be your next project.

    You find humor in other people's stupidity

    Your idea of fine dining is sitting down to eat

    You believe a good tape job will fix anything

    You don't believe 90% of what you're told, and 75% of what you see

    You have your weekends off planned a year in advance

    You believe that "Shallow gene pool" should be a recognized medical diagnois

    You've ever had a patient look you dead in the eye and say, "I don't know how that got stuck in there"

    You have ever restrained someone...and it wasn't a sexual experience

    You have recurrent nightmares of being hit and run over by the portable x-ray machine

    • ANSWER:
      you can accessorize any clothing with white sneakers

  42. QUESTION:
    Change GYM Program to more than 3 days???
    I am looking to change up my gym program to more than 3 days a week, because I am not seeing results.
    I am trying to get toner and more cut and leaner, but Im already close just not close enough, Im 6 feet 175, but trying to get tighter, would increase my cardio workout to 4 or maybe 5 days a week, show any improvement or would it be unneccasary?

    My workout now consists of basically upper body cardio and lower body weights , an overall whole body workout 3 days a week,
    How can I change my program to get cutter and tigher, I've heard cabling, but I havent really felt comfortable doing cable machines, because I feel I'm not doing them right,

    Also are their any advantages to machines versus free weights when it comes to being tighter and leaner, I have always felt smoother and in control by using machines and have stayed away from free weights

    Any insight from professionals would be helpful

    Also, random thought, I want to have basketball player arms, lean and ripped, HOW?

    • ANSWER:
      One thing that will help you lose weight: a colon cleanse. I was one of those who did not believe in them until I tried it. And I tried a few until I found a great one that works (its all natural too! - it's just pills, but you'll detox, lose weight, and fell much, much better). You can go to
      http://www.no-strss-diet-help.us and order you free trial, also you only pay .95 shipping and handling. Good luck!

  43. QUESTION:
    Energy weapons, high frequincy Laser pointer and Microwave also called electro magntic and Radiation weapons,?
    Can anyone help me please, I need more information to save what is left from my body, my 1st Q is how to see a clear laser beam, do u know where to buy Gagles to see see a clear laser I need to find the location of those people who are turturing me 24/7 for more than a year now. can u imagine that sleep or breathing turn to be a luxury i don't get. let give an idea about energy weapons its the new age of torturing with out leaving a sign

    • ANSWER:
      Hi Mayogo,

      Call stores on the Internet, you also can buy necklace or put something in outlet
      to protect you at home, EMF Protection stores, and powerful MAGNETIC protection.

      You need also to detoxify your body on a regular basis.
      buy detox foot machine around 0.
      Good luck friend!

  44. QUESTION:
    How to lose thigh FAT in short amount of time!!!!?
    Hi.. so i'm a high schooler, and my stomach is fine and all
    but really my thighs are nasty.. well to me they are..
    i eat healthy, but lately have been slacking off!!!!
    I NEED TO HAVE BEAUTIFUL THIGHS BEFORE SCHOOL STARTS
    that's in about four weeks..

    please tell me how I can lose a lot of weight off my thighs..
    what to eat, how to exercise, how often to exercise, everything
    thanks!!

    i am really determined to change my body image( legs ), so please help me do it :)
    Do you think that if i run 3-4 times a day.. like a couple streets each time

    and substitute chips/ice cream for veggies and fruit..
    i'll be successful?

    • ANSWER:
      Here are some effective ways that will help you to lose your thigh fat.

      How to lose thigh fat – Method 1
      The stepper is an effective way to lose thigh fat because it focuses on the butt muscles. More calories are burnt using stepper compared to the other cardio machines.
      How to lose thigh fat – Method 2
      Another beneficial exercise for butt and thigh is squats. This can be done with dumbbells or with just the weight of your body. You must do this properly and should not get too far forward otherwise it focuses excessively on the knee and front of the thigh.
      How to lose thigh fat – Method 3
      Weight training helps in toning hips and thighs, and because the lower body has the largest muscle groups, these muscles can elevate metabolism benefits. With increased muscle in the thighs, you can burn more calories while running because the thighs are now more powered to run longer and faster.
      How to lose thigh fat – Method 4
      Stick to a healthy diet. Cut down on your carbs intake like potato, rice, grains, pasta. Increase your lean protein intake such as chicken, egg whites, cottage cheese, protein shakes etc.
      How to lose thigh fat – Method 5
      To lose thigh fat you must exercise the inner thigh muscle, called the adductor. There is a machine called adductor machine specially designed for this purpose. You can also try this simple exercise if you can’t afford this machine. Lie on your back on an exercise mat with your feet straight up in the air. Keeping your legs straight, lower your legs outwards so that they form a V shape. Once you have gone down as much as you can, return your legs to the starting position. Do this 100 times every day.
      How to lose thigh fat – Method 6
      Detoxifying your body is also beneficial in losing those extra fats deposited on thighs. There are many different ways to detox your body, using juice diets, body wraps, fiber supplements and raw food dieting. Any and all of these methods will help you to lose weight quickly from your thighs if done right.


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What Is A Natural Way To Detox Your Body

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    Whats a good natural way to detox my whole body?
    I have been Bulimic for 4 years and stopped 2 years ago. Every sense I stopped i have been eating fast food like crazy. i went from 185 to 260 pounds. My stomach gets bloated bad and Im now on Blood pressure meds. I figured that I need to cut the fast food but, was wondering a fast natural way to detox your body of these toxens.

    • ANSWER:
      Try out zeolite.

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  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:
    Can anyone tell me the BEST, natural way to detox the body?
    I want to detox my body of certain chemicals and would like to know the best, fastest and natural way to do so. Im not looking to buy a magic bottle cause they dont work anyway. If you can help suggest a real good way to naturally detox the body that would be great. Ive read so far that "The Master Cleanse Diet" is good, havent tried it yet though. Any suggestions? Thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      Hi Jen

      You are right in saying "magic bottle cures" don't work, they don't. You need to set aside a period of about 10 days and eat organic fruit and vegetables in their raw state, no animal products, no alcohol and no drugs. Drink plenty of water and do some reasonably light exercise. The main problem is sticking to it cause it's tough. I found that I needed a plan or program which would discipline me into doing the right thing day by day. There are some pretty good detox programs online and some poor ones so choosing the right one isn't easy. If you got to a website which compares detox programs you can find what you need.

      Good luck

      Kezzy

  4. 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

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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!

  8. 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

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

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

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

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

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

  10. 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

  11. QUESTION:
    Can slim to none colon cleansing detox clean weed out of my system?
    On the side of the bottle it says all natural detox I have been taking it to clean my colon but someone also told me I could get weed out of my system. Is this true and will it show up on a drug test?

    • ANSWER:
      No. It's not going to clean out your system and I doubt it will show up on drug tests. The typical drug test is a UA (urine analysis) and what they test for is the metabolites of drugs. That is what your body breaks the drugs down into.

      THC (the active drug in weed) metabolites cling to fat cells and can stay there for up to 45 days. Depending on a few factors. How often you smoke and how much body fat you have. If you smoke regularly, chances are you will be dirty for at least 7 days, assuming you have little to no body fat. If you have a lot of body fat (overweight) you can be dirty for longer than 45 days if you smoke regularly. If you smoke like once a month, you will be clean, even if you were drug tested the next day, because the amount of THC metabolites would be way under the tolerance levels of most drug tests.

  12. QUESTION:
    What is the best detox for ridding your body inside and out of bad chemicals?
    I am not feeling well and need to detox my body i feel it may be chemicals that i eat, drink or smoke (cigs). I am looking to detox from everything that may be hindering my health so as i detox i am quitting the smoking and drinking, and eating of nasty chemicals. I need some good advice on how to go about this safely ( i don't need to lose weight so no need for advice for that).

    • ANSWER:
      You can detox your body with excercise or by eating veggies or fruits by 60% of toxins of your body, what about those which are non soluble and do not get out with sweat (excercise & purified water), urine or stool (fruits & veggies)?

      you need something which detects toxins, pull them out from blood, cells, organs and remove them completely out from body, then regenerate body organs and improves your immune system to fight back harmfull diseases.

      i would suggest you to study about "Ganoderma Lucidium", its a mushroom which has minimum 200 medicinal values and works what i have told above, it comes in powder/tabs forms and can be taken with or without medical prescription and / or with any kind of regular medicine (if u r taking), its 100% natural way to detoxify your body with better health and immune system.

  13. QUESTION:
    What other than lemon can I add to water to make it detox more?
    What kinds of natural fresh ingredients can I add to water to make it detox my body more than plain water. I'm trying lemon now but I'm not sure.

    • ANSWER:
      hi

      this one has absolutely NO flavour, so it's like drinking plain warm water [which sucks] but
      one of my course tutors added fennal to her tea for detox

      I personally use pure Green Tea, works wonders

      Best of Luck xx

  14. 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

  15. 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

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

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

  17. QUESTION:
    What are NATURAL ways to detox my body at home?
    Anything you guys know about that I can make at home?
    I don't want to buy any fancy stuff. Something simple, with stuff I already have at home.
    I tried drinking water right after I wake up, but it's kinda hard.
    Im 16 , 185 lbs, 5ft 11".
    Im starting swimming soon, so I want to go with a detox formula to flush away my toxins and fat.
    I have chronic constipation also.

    • ANSWER:
      Look, you are not a walking bag of toxins and you do not need to drink or eat anything unusual to detoxify yourself. You already own the world's most efficient onboard filters for the purpose- you call them your liver and kidneys. Your body already removes waste, in urine and feces, on a regular basis. Nothing you can eat is going to leach things out of your body, at least not things like heavy metals. It just doesn't work that way. If you want to keep your body in tip top form for swimming, the best thing you could do is simply eat a well balanced diet, heavy on the whole grains, fruits and veggies, and light on refined foods, fast foods, red meat, and fats. Drinking water is fine, and you can do that whenever you drink liquid. It doesn't even have to be straight water either. Your body routinely gets the fluid it needs from all the food you eat, even if it's not drunk. Melons are primarily water and fiber, as are many fruits and veggies. You also will want to up the calcium intake, so you have material to build bone and muscle with. The best sources of that are still dairy products, but you just don't need all the fat. So stick with low to no fat dairy products like milk, cheese, and yogurt. Avoid the empty calories in junk foods and sodas. Do not try mixing up concoctions of strange things to eat or drink. They simply don't work, and your body won't appreciate the effort to help out. All you have to do is eat right, and trust your body knows what to do with the rest. That's the most natural way going.

  18. 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.

  19. QUESTION:
    What's a natural good way to detox your body?
    I'm starting a new work out system next week and want to detox but without the outrageous expensive pills that usually make you sick to your stomach.
    lol Erica hmmmmmm not from alcohol. I'm talking about just detoxing your body to purify your body.

    • ANSWER:
      If you are open to alternative health methods, I have had success with a 1) vegetable juice fast (inexpensive), a 2) liver detox (fairly inexpensive, some supplements involved), and 3) detox pads (on the more expensive side).

      1) If you have access to a juicer, celery is great to juice for detox. I've used the following combination to great effect (celery, garlic clove, lemon, cayenne pepper, salt to taste). In my experience, 2-4 weeks max without solids without becoming extremely depleted.

      2) Dr Hulda Clark's (controversial figure due to some pretty aggressive claims) liver cleanse. Although I think some of her materials are hard to believe, I've had great results with her liver detox (she publishes it for free on her site). There are some supplements involved, but fairly inexpensive, and you don't have to buy them from her. The cool thing is, at the end you will pass stones from your liver, and feel amazing for about a week.

      3) Detox foot pads - there is quite a bit of skepticism on whether these work. You wear them on your feet and toxins come out onto the pads.. I'm not sure if it's not just the herbs changing colors (they claim to test them), but they are doing something, as I sleep great with them.

      Several years ago I did a hair analysis test, then did the combination above for 2 months, and a second hair analysis that showed a significant decreases in toxic levels (especially aluminum, mercury, & pcb's).

  20. QUESTION:
    What is the best way to detox your body?
    I'm vegan, but I want to detox my entire body. Any suggestions?

    • ANSWER:
      CAN BE DONE IN THE USA TOO

      Hydrocolon Therapy - large intestine irrigation - detoxication, and purification of organism.

      The large intestine plays an important role in the human´s digestive tract. That is the reason why we offer you the possibility to purify this part of your organism by Hydrocolon therapy. This method was introduced in ancient times, and its modern form was developed in the US. Owing to this method we can help you to overcome consequences of unsuitable lifestyle, improper regime, and often impacts from taking modern medicaments, especially antibiotics on intestinal microflora.

      Why go through hydrocolon Therapy?
      In curves of large intestines are persistently cumulating food remainders that form culture medium for putrid, and fermentative processes. Yeasts, moulds, and bacteria multiply on these remainders, and disturb natural balance. They also produce increased amounts of toxins (poison) which pass through mucosas, simultaneously are absorbed into blood, and lymphatic systems. In a fundamental manner then weight down the organism, and immune system, and become the reason for an array of medical problems, and illnesses. They as well disturb abilities of intestinal mucosa to absorb significant vitamins, and nutrients. Among frequent complaints that are bound to this process belong for example:

      Acne, skin diseases, psoriasis, various mould ailments, allergies
      Overweight, enlarged abdomen, constipation, articulary problems, rheumatism, high blood pressure, pain in the small of the back
      Headaches, chronic weariness, weakened defensiveness, proneness to illnesses, anemia, bodily odour, bad breath
      Therapy progress
      The procedure is carried out in a lying position on the back by professional personnel - skilled nurses, and lasts approximately 45 to 60 minutes.
      To the client’s intestine is alternately pumped warm and cold water by a tube inserted into the rectum. Uneven temperatures stimulate peristalsis and clean the intestine. Hydrotherapy gently dissolves, and cleanses intestinal contents including toxic wastes, sediment mass, pathogenic micro-organisms, and parasites. Simultaneously activates immune system. Water with dregs is conducted away from the body without you smelling any stench, since the whole system is closed. Clients can observe the irrigated content in a transparent pipe during the procedure.
      Hydrocolon therapy is perceived pleasant, and creating content feeling. The therapy does not cause any pain or spasms. In certain phases of the procedure appears a feeling of full intestine.

      Preparation before the therapy
      One day before the irrigation is appropriate to consume only easily digestible food, for example: yogurt, kefir, puree, fish, pasta, vegetable soup, tea, juice. Inappropriate is flatulent food for example: legume, fresh bakery products, cabbage, kale, raw vegetables, and fruit, meat, milk.

      Recommended number of procedures
      Under the terms of this purgative method are completed 3 to 5 applications out of which are 1 to 3 completed in the first week. After the irrigation is recommended to take a preparation with microbial flora – lactoflora by Pharma Nord company. Subsequently is appropriate to go for a sustentative purification once a year.

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  21. QUESTION:
    Know of any good natural ways to detox the body?
    lately i have been feeling sluggish and lazy. i used to exercise and now i just do not have the energy. i hear these can be symptoms that it is time to detox. never have before so any advice or plans will help thank you.

    • ANSWER:
      Do a weekend liquid diet with lots of water, gatorade, sprite, clear broth, jello and multi vitamins. Also a little miralax a few times a day (over the counter to flush out the system). Then, slowly start replacing your old diet with lots of fresh fruits and vegetables and sandwiches with a multigrain bread instead of white. In other words eat healthy. Start exercising again. My son used to detox his body one a month for a weekend. It works. The doctor required it. Be sure to check with a doctor before you decide to do any type of diet.

  22. 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

  23. QUESTION:
    What is a great detox diet that will help you lose weight too?
    I am 17 and weigh 125 I would like to weigh about 110. I exercise every day for two hours at least and run 2 miles every other day. I don't want to bulk up with a lot of exercise, and I want to become even healthier. How do I get down to 110, lose a little extra fat, and detox my body at the same time? Prom is in two months and I want to look good in my dress!

    • ANSWER:
      You can look into Isagenix fat and burn cleanse system. With Isagenix you lose weight natural and healthy. You Cleanse your body from all the toxins from your body. When this happens, you lose weight. For more information go to http://louisquezada.isagenix.com/

  24. QUESTION:
    Where can I get information on leading a life of natural health?
    I would like to start eating organic food, and taking much better care of myself. Where can I find some websites that give more information on doing this and the benefits of the routine? I would also like to detox my body with maybe a juice diet or something of the sort. Where can I find information related to that as well?

    • ANSWER:
      http://www.drmcdougall.com

      An MD who got fed up with conventional medicine. Wonderful website. Lots of great info.

  25. 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.

  26. 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!!

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

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

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

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

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

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

      4. Drink at least 2 quarts of water daily.

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

      6. Transform stress by emphasizing positive emotions.

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

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

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

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

  28. QUESTION:
    Is it possible to cleanse my system of THC in a week, if i drink LOTS of water?
    Also, my buddies told me to drink 2 gallons of unsweetened cranberry juice and i'll be good to go, is vitamin C a natural detox? I smoke daily but when i smoke its only a bowl or two, so my THC levels shoulden't be high, or does the amount of MJ you smoke not effect the length of time THC will stay in your system?

    • ANSWER:
      Marijuana, for the light user (no pun intended), stays in the body a minimum of 4-7 days. The daily, heavy user can be detected up to 30-60 days depending on the users body fat. THC is stored in fat cells, so the more body fat you have the longer THC takes you leave your system.

      Drinking cranberry juice and consuming vitamin C isn't going to help a whole lot on it's own, especially if you're a chronic user.

  29. 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.

  30. QUESTION:
    Does anyone know of a detox program to speed up the reomoval of depo provera from our bodies?
    I have been on depo for 2yrs for contreception as well as management for my endometriosis. I now want to start a family & have just found out that depo can stay in our bodies for 18mths or more. Has anyone heard of any natural/alternative or even conventional treatments that detox our bodies of the depo hormones or neutralise the effects of the depo injections?

    • ANSWER:
      Because DMPA persists in the body for several months in women who have used it on a long-term basis, it can delay the return to fertility. Approximately 70% of former users desiring pregnancy conceive within 12 months, and 90% of former users conceive within 24 months. Similar to the delay in fertility after discontinuation of DMPA, other adverse effects, such as weight gain, depression, and menstrual irregularities, may continue for as long as 1 year after the last injection.

      The book Contraceptive Technology says: "It is not possible to discontinue Depo Provera immediately. Weight gain, depression, breast tenderness, allergic reactions, and menstrual irregularities may continue until Depo Provera is cleared from a woman's body, about 6 to 8 months after her last injection. After discontinuing Depo Provera, women may also have a 6 to 12 month delay in return of fertility."

      You might try cleansing techniques to detox or eliminate the synthetic hormone from where it is stored in your body's tissues: drink lots of water every day, eat lots of fresh raw organic vegetables, drink raw vegetable juice, sweat in a steam room or sauna, get lots of exercise and fresh air. You can also ask at a health food store about herbal formulas or teas that help detoxify your body or that balance female hormones, or talk with a naturopathic physician or herbalist.

      The FDA issued a "black-box" warning in November 2004, stating that bone loss from using Depo-Provera "may not be completely reversible" even after stopping the drug. The warning urged women not to use Depo-Provera on a long-term basis unless all other methods were inadequate.

      Most users of DMPA are teens at a crucial age for the building of bone density; about 10% of American females aged 15-19 years who use birth control use Depo-Provera, compared with 3% of women in the United States overall.

      Recent studies have contradicted the FDA warning. Women who stopped using DMPA experienced an average bone gain of 1.34% at the hip versus a loss of 0.19% for women who never took the drug. Spine density increased 2.86% for women who stopped using the drug, compared with an increase of 1.32% for nonusers. Furthermore, teens regained their bone density faster than older women using Depo-Provera.

  31. QUESTION:
    What Should I Drink In The Morning B4 I Eat Anything To Detox My Body?
    i ate pretty crappy this week and now i need to fill my body with natural organic foods/drinks what should i drink the second i wake up to get rid of nasty chemicals and detox/cleanse my body?

    • ANSWER:
      That's what your liver is for.

  32. QUESTION:
    Should I do a fast over the weekend to Kick start my healthy eating regime?
    Just drinking water for 2 days,nothing else.Just to detox my body and get my mind in the right place?

    • ANSWER:
      This is just my opinion, but I don't think fasting is really a natural thing to do to your body, because food is a survival instinct. Maybe a detox would be a better plan if you are serious about this regime? A four day detox would be a just as effective but gentler way of adapting. Also if you fast you may be more tempted to simply ditch the plan and go off the rails.

      For your detox i would suggest staying away from
      -coffee
      -seafood
      -sugar
      -tea
      -milk
      -salt and pepper
      -ciggarettes
      -eggs
      -carbonated beverages
      -alcohol
      -cheese
      -fried foods
      -red meat
      -cooking oil
      -commercial mayo
      -poultry
      -bread
      -mustard
      -fish
      -unneccessary medications

      Top Detox Foods include...
      -Fruit and vegetable juices
      -water
      -raw food/sprouts/greens
      -fruits, veggies, whole grains, legumes, seeds

      You could also try out skin brushing, make sure you take daily exercise and drink plenty!
      Good luck, hope I've helped.

  33. QUESTION:
    Does coffee remove toxic from the body or add to them?
    What are some all natural detox foods.

    • ANSWER:
      Coffee is considered a laxative so in a sense, yes it probably does remove toxins. The best thing to get rid of toxins though is to drink plenty of water. Other pros to coffee is it boosts your metabolism a bit, curbs your appetite, and helps reduce water weight (bloating in stomach).

  34. 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.

  35. QUESTION:
    Is it better to get a colon cleanse or to detoxify the body?
    I was gonna do a natural detox juicer searched for body detox and this site drnatura.com came up. The testimonies etc were disgusting . But I know its true I couldn't even look at the pics because my biggest fear is worms and just reading made me freak out. But I want a cleanse but would a colon cleanse from the Dr. be just as effective as the natural stuff.

    • ANSWER:
      A colon cleanse is good. It will give you lots of exra fiber to flush out your colon. A detox like you described is to rid the body of toxins and parasites. i have read that you can start with a detox and then do the colon cleanse.

  36. 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!

  37. 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!

  38. QUESTION:
    How can I rid my body of THC in about a week?
    I need a natural way to detox in about a week. I can't buy any online things. If there is a store I can get detox stuff from, what store?

    • ANSWER:
      You have a choice in life here. It's called a crux , I think. You have a choice, lose the drugs.
      Or be willing to lose at least 1/2 of all you've got. Get a job. Or lose your freedom, children, possibly your spouse (if you are married) And understand that you could end up in an institution.

      I realize that the high must be really good for you to even have to think about it.

      Tell them the day before the test , You would like to reschedule it. I think at least a month will be good. I talked to a guy that's a urine test orderly.. He said sometimes he gets 10 people who have taken the test, and as many as 8 of them fail for dirty urine.

  39. QUESTION:
    What are good natural detox foods?
    I've been staying with a friend for the past few weeks and they don't have a lot of healthy foods on the house - which I am used to eating on a fairly reguarly basis. So, I've been eating a lot of junk. I leave tomorrow and would love to detox my body. However, I don't have the money for one of those detox kits...are there certain foods I can eat that will help?

    • ANSWER:
      Get back to eating all those healthy foods, making sure you include a variety of colors.

      Red and pink protect your heart. That includes watermelon guava, pink grapefruit, fresh tomatoes, strawberries raspberries and beets.

      Green protects your liver. That includes avocados, green apples, green grapes, honeydews, kiwifruits, limes, green pears, artichokes, green beans and cabbage. The liver detoxes your blood, so focus on these foods for a detox diet. There's a well known cabbage diet.

      Black protects your kidneys. That includes black beans, chinese olives, black olives, eggplant, black berries, and black currants.

      White protects your lungs. That includes garlic, ginger, jicama, pears, potatoes, white mushrooms and white corn.

      Orange protects your spleen. That includes oranges, tangerines, melons, pumpkins, and papaya.

      Purple protects your brain. That includes grapes, blueberries, purple cabbages, and onions.

      You can find more great nutrition and detox advice in the book Stop Growing Older...Grow Younger by J Collin Towers.

  40. QUESTION:
    Will adding a sweetner to my water effect the cleansing process?
    Serious question.
    I have been adding a 5 calorie sweetner to my water but I
    was wondering if it could effect how waste are being eliminated
    from my body. You know how water detoxes the body and promotes
    weight loss but will the sweetner effect this?

    Please help, I can't find the answer anywhere.

    • ANSWER:
      A) don't use a low-calorie sweetener.
      B) don't do a detox cleanse (if that's what you're referring to

      Low-cal sweeteners increase appetite, and may contribute to developing diabetes. Eat natural things and you'll be much better.

      Detox diets are not balanced nor moderate. We should be balanced and moderate in all things. a book "the asian diet: simple secrets for eating right, losing weight, and being well, does a good job of explaining the principles. We can learn a lot from our Eastern cousins.

      Another good book is "Chinese system of food cures"

  41. QUESTION:
    using strip natural cleanser how long does it take for thc to exit your system?
    I usually smoke one time a day not very much and i was wondering using strip natural cleanser detox how long does it take for thc to leave your system?

    • ANSWER:
      It will still be in your body hair.

  42. QUESTION:
    How to Detox and cleans your body?
    What is the proper prosee to detox and cleans your body what products to use . After how do you keep your body cleanesed and what are the best things to eat and drink to keep your body healthy colen and all? What are things you can do to heal the damage you may have put on your body? Thanks for your time and help.

    • ANSWER:
      Hi Lisa,

      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.

      For more information on dietary habits and precautions one needs to take while detoxification, you may consult the link below

  43. 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..

  44. QUESTION:
    What foods are natural with no color, no preservatives and no artificial flavor and no packaging???
    My sis has hives and cannot eat anything with artificial flavor or preservatives or comes in any kind of packaging what so ever. She cant have sweets or anything like that becuz we are trying to detox her body because we think she has an allergic reaction to some kind of food. So any suggestions??

    • ANSWER:
      Raw foods.
      Fruit, all types,
      vegetables , all types.

      Brown rice, white rice, any kind of pulses like lentils, pinto beans, black eye peas, green peas, barley, oatmeal.

      I don't really understand your question actually. Unless you r sister only eats packaged food, then it's easy to eat "wholefood", that is the term for food that is straight as it grows in the field- without being cut, or processed in any heat/additive/cooking way. You get the whole piece of food on your plate.

      Buy her a fruit assortment, some vegetables that you can eat either steamed or raw( tomatoes, celery, lettuce, carrots, frozen peas, zucchini).
      make her plain bown rice, some boiled pinto beans, and eat that with plain steamed veg, seasalt and lemon juice.

      Nobody should eat preservative food anyway. Like, the human body doesn't know what to do with carnuba wax and blue lake 40.

      For cereal, eat oatmeal or plain shredded wheat ( it onl;y has one ingredient in it) with almond milk and honey for sweetner.

  45. QUESTION:
    What are some good "at home" laxatives and cleansers?
    I'm looking to kind of "detox" my body. Do you know of any natural remedies or at home ideas that work? Over the counter is fine, but I'd prefer it to be fairly simple and not too expensive.

    • ANSWER:
      Castor oil, senna tea, flax seed. And lots of water. Inexpensive and effective.

  46. 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.

  47. QUESTION:
    Can someone recommend me a special diet?
    I am not trying to loose weight. I just want to detox my body. I am sluggish, I have no energy and I have dark circles under my eyes. I am starting tomorrow with 8 glasses of water a day and at least 8 hours of sleep. But I would like to be on something that would give me energy, is natural, no pills, no starvation please. I want to get as healthy as possible.

    • ANSWER:
      Its called the Master Cleanse diet or as known as the 'Lemonade Cleanse'. Just google it.
      They call for 10 days of only drinking the lemonade drinks and thats it!
      I took if for 5 days and it made a huge difference with sleeping, skin got smoother.

  48. QUESTION:
    How to do a body flush for toxins without buying a kit?
    Trying to reduce toxins builtup in my body without buying a kit. I live in Southeast Asia and these kits are difficult to import. They have their own treatments, but I need to find an easy and inexpensive way to flush the system. Looking for some ideas.

    • ANSWER:
      Hi,

      Drinking a good amount of water daily, doing aerobic exercise by which you can sweat and your breating rate increases, are the great measures for fee detox of body.

      Additionally you can use Trifla or Haritaki powder as mentioned in Ayurveda. These are the natural herbal detox and rejuvenatives that can be used Round The Year.

      Regards,
      dr vikrama
      http://www.holistic-herbalist.com/terminalia-chebula.html

  49. QUESTION:
    What is a good detox diet that i should try without major health risks?
    I've looked into the lemon detox and it can apparently make you feel run down and gain wait after it is complete.
    I can deal with only drinking liquid i can manage fasting.
    Also i am bad with sticking to a diet unless it tells you what to eat and when, like a good guideline roster.
    Thanks
    I dont really care if they are a scam thats not the question i asked is it?

    • ANSWER:
      Try an all-natural diet. Limit the bad fats and sugars. Going on a fast or "detox" diet isn't going to do your body much good.

  50. 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.


what is a natural way to detox your body

Detox Your Body Diet

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    How can a do a detox diet at home by myself?
    Anyone who had done a detox diet, tell me about it. Did you notice changes?

    • ANSWER:
      if you eliminate all processed foods and simply eat fresh, preferably organic, fruits, veggies, and meat/eggs then your body will restore to its default settings(so to speak) and you will start cleansing.

      deeper cleansing involves abstaining from solid food and drinking only fresh organic juice(you would need your own juicer for this). remember: 1 glass of fruit for every 2 glasses of veggie juice.

      the deepest would be fasting from all calories. you would eat nothing and drink only water. 1 cup of purified for every 3 cups of distilled.

      if you cleanse in this order i would do the natural food diet for 3-4 weeks. then juice cleanse for 3-4 days. return to your natural food diet for another 6 weeks. then water fast for 3-4 days.

      if you do this you will feel awesome, lose weight, and look the best you ever have.

      if you're serious you can email me with any questions and i will try to help you out

  2. 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.

  3. QUESTION:
    Can you drink water during the lemon detox diet?
    I am going to try the lemon detox diet, and I know it says you can't eat, but can I drink water?

    • ANSWER:
      Our bodies contain the #1 tools essential to cleanse and detox. A liver and a pair of kidneys.
      The only and easiest way to cleanse and detox is to stop putting all the chemicals, additives and concentrates from a diet of processed and refined foods in our daily diet.
      Most drugs, alcohol, and food chemicals exit the body through normal processing and filtering by the liver and kidneys over a period of 3 to 4 days.
      A healthy diet of whole fresh foods is the key to "cleansing" and "detoxing".
      There is no miracle diet or product that will accelerate the process.
      Our bodies are designed starting with the teeth to consume whole solid foods. The stomach, pancreas, gallbladder, intestines, and colon are all designed to work with solid foods, not highly concentrated juices. That is why we have teeth instead of blender blades in our mouths.
      Both soluble and insoluble fiber are part of a healthy diet. Juicing substantially reduces the value and effectiveness of insoluble fiber. Insoluble fiber keeps the nutrients and toxic cellular waste dumped back into the lower small intestine moving through the digestive tract. This reduces the amount of time waste spends in the body and lowers toxicity.
      While juicing concentrates nutrients, it also concentrates natural sugars in fruits. Liquids are absorbed much quicker in the small intestines resulting in spiking of blood sugar and insulin levels in the blood.
      WIthout complex carbohydrates and large insoluble fibers in the digestive system to extend and slow the absorption process, insulin spikes occur too often. A simple example is giving a diabetic with low blood sugar a glass of juice. It enters the bloodstream quickly. Constant insulin spikes increase appetite stimulation. So you can end up drinking even more juice. The problem with any fast or cleanse is things will change when it ends.
      A healthy life diet of whole fresh foods including lean meats, eggs, fish, dairy, whole grains, fresh fruits, and vegetables are the keys to health, proper weight, and overall wellness. Avoid as much processed and refined food as possible.
      Long I know but it is important to point out the change to a clean diet is the key yet we readily give the credit to the pill, potion, diet pill, detox, cleanse, or fad diet.
      Good luck and good health.

  4. QUESTION:
    How to detox body before going on diet?
    I've been on diet for 3 weeks now, but so far I've not lost any inches, maybe I should detox my body first? How to do it?

    • ANSWER:
      No need for a detox, the body will detox itself. The best way to monitor diets is by using BMI readings rather than weight. You can reduce fat in your body but stay the same weight!! eg if you exercise lots you will build muscles, muscles are heavier than fat, so you become leaner but lose little weight if any. it is possible for women to drop 2 dress sizes but stay the same weight

  5. QUESTION:
    Is a detox diet effective to get rid or reduce acne?
    I'm planning to do a detox diet for three days-starting tomorrow- I've been gtying bad rwally bad acne and I would lioe to get rid of it or reduce it....what fruits and vegetable should I eat the most? Thanks in advanced

    • ANSWER:
      Lemons are really good for your skin and your body in general.

      I do a lemonade detox every 3-4 months and my skin always feels better afterward for at least a week or two. You can also do lemon based face peels and face masks to help clear your skin.

  6. QUESTION:
    What do you know about detox diets and weight loss?
    I'm interested in begining a detox diet that will greatly aide me in weight loss as well. Tips, suggestions and recipes are all very welcome! Thanks for your help! My goal here is to kick start me to help keep me motivated to loose the 90 pounds I'm aiming for.

    • ANSWER:
      It is a good idea to cleanse your body of some of the dodgy stuff. The best detox is fruit i think becasue it is essential that during the detox you still get the needed nutrients for your body. I also assume that eating fruit would give you much less calories than your used to so this would help in losing some weight.
      the thing to remember bout weight loss is that is can not be done too fast. Starving your body of fuel will cause it to store food as fat, somewhat a survival mechanism. keeping your metabolism going with fruit will be a good start.
      Once the detox is over start a all natural eating plan. only vegies fruit and meat that has not been processed, no packages. this will make so much difference to how you feel due to less preservatives, added sugar etc. it will also keep you on track for the goal you have.
      good luck

  7. 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!!!!

  8. QUESTION:
    Has anybody tried the lemon detox diet and does it work?
    I am curious if the lemon detox diet is worth considering.

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

  9. QUESTION:
    Why is maple syrup an ingredient in detox diets?
    I was just reading up about detox diets and I always see that maple syrup is an ingredient as well as lemon and Cayenne pepper. I understand the other two ingredients but I don't understand the use of the maple syrup. Isn't it loaded with sugar? How could that be healthy? If anyone knows about this, please explain.
    Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      It certainly sounds random. Probably, this business is an urban legend with no scientific backing. The body naturally cleans itself. If it didn't there wouldn't be a species of homo sapiens. We'd have been so toxic, we'd disappear, not even be an endangered species. I would wonder if someone just made this up for a joke and it was spread around and taken seriously. "Toxic" is a powerful word. Using it like this makes it sound valid, but there is no indication it is needed. Common sense, as you noted, indicates, it is silly.

  10. 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.

  11. QUESTION:
    What do you do after the Lemon Detox Diet?
    After you are done with the Lemon Detox Diet, what do you do? When I look online they say that you can gain the weight you lose back really fast. How can I prevent that from happening?

    • ANSWER:
      you should some of it slowly. Than gradually adjust to your body. Because you are clean from toxins. You craving for junk well be reduce. Just listen to your body. Eat only when you're hungry. You well be fine. Or you can get the book than tells you exactly how everythings works.

  12. QUESTION:
    Is this suppose to happen on a detox diet?
    I am on a detox diet to clear up my acne. I only eat natural foods like apples carrots and fish. Sometimes I cheat and eat a cookie or candy but very little. I also eat chicken and fish but lately I have been getting uncontrollable gas. Like I will be sitting in class and I will just fart without being able to hold it in and it's very embarasing. Why is that happening?

    • ANSWER:
      looking at foods your oils content is too high could be probably a sick gault bladder flatulance is often a sign of not enough vitamin C. Try lemon juice sure its strong its the whole idea, but when you drink water, flavour it with a squirt from a yellow bottle of lemon juice and some grape fruit and also some strong orange juice but absolutely no sugar. no salt and cut back on your oils, when you get up in the morning for example a far cheaper way of getting an omega 3 intake is to gargle in olive oil and swallow it, then pour raw lemon juice to remove the burning of the oil on tonsils and cleanse feeling its goodness being glad to swallow many opera singers practice this routine to clean the night time apnia dust from tonsils.

      Also 500 mg vit c tabs are a great way of loosing hypertension and opening arteries.
      Also if you have aneese star petals and want to make a clear teach which is tasty, this will create a blast of liver bile, the liver gauld bladder and pancreios are all inter related and its a natural therapay to just cleanse the body.

      I used to blast wind forty times a day folks said to make a joke of it when I worked in VIP protocol in the Prime Ministerial staff and give a statistic of folks flatulate an average of twenty times a day, can you imagine how embarrassing that is? I share your suffering and btw dont have wind or high BP either now.

      Good luck in your diet?
      An irrelevant fact? Saturated Fatty Acids contained in most junk foods are the leading cause of mental illness after illicit narcotic and cause stress.

  13. QUESTION:
    What is the healthiest way to detox my body?
    What kind of diet should I be on and what kind of habits should I start to detox my body in the healthiest way?

    • ANSWER:
      started this Diet (lifestyle change) in the middle of November at 140lbs, and now at 119lbs

      A DIET IS WHAT YOU EAT....there for we are all on a diet....
      THINK LIFESTYLE CHANGE

      You got the change the way you think and feel about food

      TRY THIS, and stick to it.

      The first 3-4 weeks are the hardest until your body adjusts to the change.
      Results will be in about the same time

      Fruits and Veggies

      Eat more plants and keep away from stuff that was made in plants.

      Don't eat anything that comes in a can, box or package....
      .....THEY HAVE ADDITIVES IN THEM THAT MAKE YOU ADDICTED TO THE FOOD.....
      If man made it, don't eat it

      NO white BREAD or SUGAR

      NO FRIED FOOD...

      Stay away from FAST FOOD

      NO POP, SODA or FIZZY DRINKS

      Walk your dog, or walk a friends dog

      Don't think of it as a diet, but think of it as a lifestyle change

      I have lost 25.5 pounds in 2 months, drink lots of water. I usually eat a meal of what ever I want once a week....controlled portion....this really works.........

      Write down every thing you eat

  14. QUESTION:
    Does the lemon detox diet actually work?
    Does the lemon detox diet actually work?

    Why or why not?

    • ANSWER:
      no its actually kinda bad for your body because you need more vitamins in your body then you can get from the lemon detox diet and when your body cant get the vitamins and nutrients it needs it takes them from other parts of your body that you need i.e bones and soft tissue

  15. QUESTION:
    Do detox diets really help you loose weight?
    I have heard that some detox diets can help you loose weight, because your colon can be blocked with rubbish and poisons (mostly from meat). Is this true?

    • ANSWER:
      yep.
      but dont expect to loose much.
      in the long run you will loose more after the detox.. since your body will become very responsive.
      for example, exercixe will be much easier and results will come much faster.

      be careful tough, since people somtimes confuse detox wiht starvation and that can kill you fast.

  16. 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

  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:
    What is a great detox diet that will help you lose weight too?
    I am 17 and weigh 125 I would like to weigh about 110. I exercise every day for two hours at least and run 2 miles every other day. I don't want to bulk up with a lot of exercise, and I want to become even healthier. How do I get down to 110, lose a little extra fat, and detox my body at the same time? Prom is in two months and I want to look good in my dress!

    • ANSWER:
      You can look into Isagenix fat and burn cleanse system. With Isagenix you lose weight natural and healthy. You Cleanse your body from all the toxins from your body. When this happens, you lose weight. For more information go to http://louisquezada.isagenix.com/

  19. 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!

  20. QUESTION:
    How does a diet detox make you feel? How extreme should it be?
    I've found several detox diets, ranging from a week to three months, and from all fruits and vegtables, to only certain ones and salt water. I was wondering if anyone has been on a detox diet before, which kind it was, and how it made you feel. Feedback? Suggestions?

    • ANSWER:
      you outline one problem with detox diets; there are about a million of them (I exaggerate a bit).

      What are your goals? For a simple detox, your goals should be to eliminate the toxins that are residual in your body (such as insecticide, herbacide biproducts, addatives, formaldehyde constituents, animal hormones, antibiotics, etc.)

      That being said, you don't need anything very severe. What I recommend for the majority of my patients is the Whole Food Farmacy detox. It's a modest 13 days, includes essentially everything needed, and is achieving great results. Many people have the added goal of weight loss, and the average case I've had loses weight.

      I'd be happy to answer any more specific questions you might have with detox diets. I will say, some are simply alarming and downright dangerous. So do be careful!

  21. QUESTION:
    Can anyone tell me the BEST, natural way to detox the body?
    I want to detox my body of certain chemicals and would like to know the best, fastest and natural way to do so. Im not looking to buy a magic bottle cause they dont work anyway. If you can help suggest a real good way to naturally detox the body that would be great. Ive read so far that "The Master Cleanse Diet" is good, havent tried it yet though. Any suggestions? Thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      Hi Jen

      You are right in saying "magic bottle cures" don't work, they don't. You need to set aside a period of about 10 days and eat organic fruit and vegetables in their raw state, no animal products, no alcohol and no drugs. Drink plenty of water and do some reasonably light exercise. The main problem is sticking to it cause it's tough. I found that I needed a plan or program which would discipline me into doing the right thing day by day. There are some pretty good detox programs online and some poor ones so choosing the right one isn't easy. If you got to a website which compares detox programs you can find what you need.

      Good luck

      Kezzy

  22. QUESTION:
    Is there any food or drink you can consume that will work for detox?
    I know there are all these detox diets. Is there anything you can do that will cleanse you system.
    I heard you can drink a lot of vinegar and water and that will cleanse you. I dont know it that is true. Is that true or anything else you could drink?
    Thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      Although there are a lot of issues concerning detox dieting, there continues to be a lot of young people using this as an addition to their dieting regimen. They detox to lose weight, stay fit and get rid of body toxins the easy way. And why shouldn't they? The procedure of detoxifying your body is not as difficult as exercising like crazy however it isn't that easy either. Detoxing requires a lot of conviction and will power to really finish the cleansing process.

      There are several different detoxing methods. Choosing one over another will depend on you, the type of diet you can handle and what you can actually commit to for the success of staying fit.

  23. QUESTION:
    How do i detox my body from eating bad for a vacation weekend?
    For the past couple months I have turned my life around and lost 30 pounds from eating well and exercise. This past week i went on vacation and ate a lot of junk food and did not exercise at all. I feel sluggish and i have cramps and gas from all this junk food that my body is not used too. Does any one know any remedies or tips to detox my body?

    • ANSWER:
      The liver and kidneys are pretty amazing body parts. Just get back to your healthy diet and they will take care of the rest.
      That is the ONLY way we detox.

  24. QUESTION:
    What diet will make me lose 20 pounds in 30 days exactly?
    I need a detox diet or something, and a lot of details. I must lose this amount of weight, and i have tried everything. I have more pressure than beyonce had to lose for dream girls. Exactly 30 days.

    • ANSWER:
      I don't know what ur reason is for wanting to lose this much weight soooo fast, but I can tell you that it would be veryyyyyy unhealthy!!! I wouldn't recommend this at all! The only way that I have heard of losing this amount of weight sooo fast would be to literally lay in bed for 30 days and use absolutely NOOOOO energy and eat only steamed non-salted vegetables (and not any veggie, but things like lettuce, spinich and greens). But just so you know, you won't be losing any fat from your body...only water. So you might appear thinner, but you'll gain it back immediately once you start eating again.

      Please please please don't do this though! Nothing can be this important. I'd say, go to the gym, and get a personal trainer and watch what you eat...they'll tell you what is best for you!

      God Luck! ;o)

  25. QUESTION:
    does the lemon detox diet really help you loose weight?
    i am going to do the lemon detox diet but does it really work? do you really loose weight? im going to do it for 2 weeks so i need to know..thanks! (strongly prefer answers from people that has already done this diet) and if you exercise will you loose twice as much weight?

    • ANSWER:
      No, it's a worthless at best fraud.

      http://www.presidentschallenge.org/challenge/active/index.shtml Scientifically sound fitness programs

      http://www.fitness.gov/

      http://health.nih.gov/ National Institue of Health’s health info page according to body system/location, & population groups: teens, women, seniors, etc.

      http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/fitness/MY00396

      http://lpi.oregonstate.edu/ Linus Pauling Institute

      http://www.fda.gov/Food/LabelingNutrition/ConsumerInformation/default.htm

      http://www.latimes.com/health/

      http://www.aolnews.com/2011/02/23/eating-5-burgers-a-week-increases-cancer-risk-british-say/

      http://content.usatoday.com/topics/site/yourlife/food/diet-nutrition/1

      http://hp2010.nhlbihin.net/menuplanner/menu.cgi National Institutes of Health, interactive grid for finding how many calories in user-selected food items, snacks or full meals

  26. QUESTION:
    Can you eat Subway(sandwich) on your detox diet?
    Im about to start my detox diet tomorrow ,so im planning my meal plans for the next 2 weeks.

    I wonder if i can have subway sub with wholegrain or wheat bread ?

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

  27. 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!!

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

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

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

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

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

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

      Breakfast- Banana and fruit smoothie, glass of water.

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

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

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

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

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

  29. QUESTION:
    How do you do a detox diet?
    I have seen a lot of things about detox diet but what do you do each day?

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

  30. QUESTION:
    Are there any good fast ways I can detox my body of Depo-Provera?
    I have had only one shot of Depo and I am not going back for my 2nd shot. I hate the side affects and the whole shot together. I have been looking up ways to detox my body of the hormones but I have yet to find what I am looking for. I'm not looking to get pregnant I just really want to get these hormones out of my system so I can return to the pill. Can anybody help?

    • ANSWER:
      The idea of detox doesn't actually work--be it in the realm of dieting or trying to rid something out of your body.

      Depo has to leave your body on its own. Depo is hormones. You can't flush hormones out of your body.

  31. 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!

  32. QUESTION:
    I want to try out a diet does the water diet work?
    Okay so im not talki about the water detox diet im talking about the one where you have a glass of water before during and after every meal which supposedly melts away fat cause you eat less cause the water makes you fuller does it really work?

    • ANSWER:
      it deffinatly does not 'melt away fat' but it will make you feel fuller, it can also help the body determine wether your actually hungy or thirsy, as your body can confuse the two often.
      good luck:)

  33. 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.

  34. QUESTION:
    Where can I get information on leading a life of natural health?
    I would like to start eating organic food, and taking much better care of myself. Where can I find some websites that give more information on doing this and the benefits of the routine? I would also like to detox my body with maybe a juice diet or something of the sort. Where can I find information related to that as well?

    • ANSWER:
      http://www.drmcdougall.com

      An MD who got fed up with conventional medicine. Wonderful website. Lots of great info.

  35. QUESTION:
    How to detox your body?
    I would like to detox my body and then start a diet...Is it better to detox with a certain product or is it better to do a detox diet....What product would I use or what diet would I use to detox my body?

    • ANSWER:

  36. QUESTION:
    Is it necessary to juice fast in order to detox?
    I have been wanting to do a juice fast for a long time, but I keep having doubts. I have kidney problems so I don't want the detox to be "too much" for my kidneys. Is it possible to slowly, but surely, detox my body just by eating a very healthy diet free of processed foods and animal products? Or is it necessary to do some sort of fast to rid your body of the toxins?

    • ANSWER:
      The absolute best thing to do is to switch over to a healthy diet with plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables. Make sure you grill or bake your fish, chicken, pork or meat. Try not to fry it. If you do this, your body safely and automatically will "detox" itself.

  37. 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.

  38. QUESTION:
    If I want to detox my body what should I eat?
    I want to lose weight and start eating healthier, but before i do that i want to detox my body from all the fat and just everything, what should i eat and for how long can I do it? Like detox it from EVERYTHING!

    • ANSWER:
      "Detoxing" is a complete fallacy, there IS no such thing, your body can "clean itself" if you are healthy, and if you are not you need medicine or surgery, not a "special diet"....the whole 'detox' thing was invented to separate gullible consumers from their money...

      Want proof?

      Go to a "health food" store and find a product that claims to "detox your body", then look on the packaging for details on the specific toxins it is supposed to remove...when you cannot find any, ask the store owner which toxins it is effective at removing....and unless they are too stupid to know better, (in which case you can sue them for fraud and false advertising) they will not be able to tell you.

      It's a scam...

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

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

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

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

  40. QUESTION:
    Is there a way to measure my metabolism rate?
    I just finished the lemon detox diet (I know it was stupid doing it you dont have to tell me!). If you know about this diet, you eat NOTHING for seven whole days, and all you drink is the lemon detox drink, which practically has nothing in it. My question is, I didnt eat anything for seven days, and I didnt lose weight, not 0.1 of a kilo. My questions is, is there way to measure how slowly your metabolism runs, andm what the heck is wrong with me!

    • ANSWER:
      Not eating food lowers your metabolism rate. That was a terribly wrong decision for your body to suddenly stop eating. Your metabolism is most likely rather slow, because of you not eating food that whole week.

  41. QUESTION:
    Can you smoke cigarettes on the Sacred Heart Medical Diet?
    It is a fasting diet for 7 days to help rapid weight loss and detox your body for more engergy, and for heart patients before they receive surgery. I am not getting surgery done, I am doing it as a detox. I ocassionally smoke though, is it okay if I do so on this?

    • ANSWER:
      Well, you could buy a packet of cigarettes and smoke them, but you'll just be ruining your detox. After all, it isn't a detox if you are polluting your own body with harmful chemicals.

  42. QUESTION:
    does diet cranberry juice have the same benefits as regular?
    I want to use it to help detox my body mainly, among the many other benefits. Does it matter which one i get?

    • ANSWER:
      If you want to detox your body, I would avoid any commercially produced product including juices and dairy additives. Commercial fruit juices have high concentrations of fluoride compounds (used in rat poison) and chlorine. In addition, the processing removes much of the valuable fiber.

      Cranberry juice is a big concern, because the low-calorie option uses a sugar substitute such as sucralose or aspartame or another artificial sweetener. These sweeteners increase appetite and some artificial sweeteners such as aspartame are carcinogenic and have other negative side effects.

      Eating fresh and washed cranberries is vastly superior to commercial juices. If you want a smoothie, just wash them and mix them in a powerful blender with ice, water and other fruits and vegetables of your choice. Look up "green smoothie" on the Internet for some excellent recipes.

  43. QUESTION:
    What do I do to detox my body?
    I saw some references as to how inner toxicity can be a minor/major cause of acne depending on the person especially in a teenager due to their traditional diet (hamburgers, fries, soft drinks, chips, etc).

    I'm 15 and I've had acne since 11.

    First it used to be mild but then it gotten to be all over my face and it's really bad now.

    I want to try something to detox my kidney, livers, colon, lungs, etc etc my body to see if I see improvement in my skin since your skin is an organ that does eliminate your body's wastes.

    What are some detox regimens I can use at home and not the stuff that you sell. I hear that fasting is a good way to detox and clean your body? Does diet play a role?

    • ANSWER:
      Absolutely most of what you buy in the store, help speed the process and replaces vitamins. Diet is 100% of detox. You can do like a 3 day fast to start. Only eat raw vegetables and drink natural fruit juices (no additives or preservatives) and lots and lots of water. Don't eat meat,dairy,wheat or gluten,caffeine,yeast and anything processed. Start on a friday.Drink a minimum of 8 glasses of water per day, warm or room temperature. Water is essential to clear waste from the blood. Thirst is often mistaken for hunger Do not drink liquids around mealtime. Dilute fruit juice with 50% water.take the time to chew food well, especially grains.

  44. 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  46. QUESTION:
    How do I start a detox diet?
    Ive been thinking of going on a detox diet to rid my body of toxins. Im 17 and weigh 107. I want to do a 7 day liquid detox diet...but since im so small will this hurt me? Im already a vegetarian so I already dont eat meats.

    • ANSWER:
      Hi Jessica

      You need to be really careful following a pure liquid detox. Your body can very quickly lose some important nutrients and can open your body's immune system to infections.

      The body is able to rid itself of toxins through the liver, kidneys and skin, if you follow a diet with plenty of fruits and vegetables and whole grains also drinking enough water - avoid all processed foods, sugar, stimulants, and alcohol. This is usually thought to be the best type of body cleansing as you get the necessary nutrients.

      Whatever you do take care!

      Kezzy

  47. QUESTION:
    What foods can you eat on detox diet?
    Are detox diets on one type, like just fruit? or can you eat fruit, vegetables..and etc?
    What can you actuallly eat ?

    • ANSWER:
      Don't waste your time and put yourself through the agony. There is no legit doctor out there that endorses this stuff. its a scam/fad. The body does not need to "detoxify" your organs do that naturally every minute of the day.

  48. QUESTION:
    How can i detox my body?
    A few people i know have done the lemon detox diet. I dont think i could not eat for 5 days. Are there some foods or drinks that i could have that would detox my body?

    • ANSWER:
      Definitely.
      One way detox diets work is by the body not needing to digest food. There's one food that requires little digestion -- Fruit!

      I've done many fruit diets lasting 3-5 days over the last 15 years. I recently studied fruitarian type diets and it makes perfect sense.....so I just did a 2 week fruit cleanse! I think it's better becuase the fiber helps cleanse, and takes care of the hunger.

      The best fruit cleansers are:
      Lemon
      Oranges
      Pineapple
      Apple

      You may want to have some celery for sodium, etc.

  49. QUESTION:
    What do you think of the Lemon Cayenne Pepper diet?
    It's a detoxing diet.
    Water,lemon juice,organic maple syrup, and cayenne pepper.
    I really want to try it! I'm going to be a vegetarian soon and I'd love to detox my body first! Losing a few pounds would be good to!

    But what do you guys think of the diet?
    What modifications would make it healthier?

    • ANSWER:

  50. QUESTION:
    What is your favorite piece of fitness mis-information?
    Among my favorites are detox-diet scams and spot-fat-reduction. What information is out there that makes you chuckle every time you see it because it is so utterly ludicrous?

    • ANSWER:
      All the ab equipment that they say will give you six pack abs. I absolutely love the fact that they skip over the two essentials to a perfect stomach, cardio and a healthy balanced diet.

      Basically in general any fitness "expert" that doesn't teach how its diet, resistance training, and cardio that builds a perfectly healthy body.

      Oh, Oh I forgot to mention diet pills. I don't even know where to begin with that one!


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  1. QUESTION:
    Does facial fat also dissolve during detox body wraps?
    Hello,

    Im planning on getting a detox body wrap soon. At the moment I forgot to ask this question but does the face also lose fat during a detox wrap? According to the receptionist, the wrap will be from my neck down but what will happen to my face?
    Thanks, I though detox meant melting the toxins out of your body and releasing them through your pores. But the toxins are just water weight? I guess toxins and fat are two different things?

    • ANSWER:
      Yup you are going to lose water weight. That's why most of them label as inches loss, not weight loss. You will wrap yourself in that thing and sweat. You will sweat a lot and pee a lot. It is like a last minute resort if you need to fit in a dress in some special occasion.

      Since water go around your body, you face will loss slimmer if the water store inside your body is gone

  2. QUESTION:
    What are the side effects of detox body wrap?
    Read some reviews about detox body wrap but what are the side effects?

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  3. 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.

  4. QUESTION:
    How to detox body before going on diet?
    I've been on diet for 3 weeks now, but so far I've not lost any inches, maybe I should detox my body first? How to do it?

    • ANSWER:
      No need for a detox, the body will detox itself. The best way to monitor diets is by using BMI readings rather than weight. You can reduce fat in your body but stay the same weight!! eg if you exercise lots you will build muscles, muscles are heavier than fat, so you become leaner but lose little weight if any. it is possible for women to drop 2 dress sizes but stay the same weight

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

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

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

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

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

  7. QUESTION:
    How to detox body after weeks of oily food?
    I don't usually eat that much oily food or foods that are cooked in butter but for the two weeks I stayed at a friends I had lots of fried stuff like steak and sausages that where cooked in butter (also in a frying pan so all the fat/oil from the meat stayed in). Now if I have anything that is slightly oily I feel bloated for hours, is there any way to detox my body??

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  8. 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!

  9. QUESTION:
    What is a comfertable way to detox my body?
    I want to empty my bowels, and detox my body just because I will feel better and my body will digest food better. Let me know.

    • ANSWER:
      You can try supplements. Just be careful about which ones you choose and i would ask a doctor before buying. I used Nature Cleanse which worked well for me but may work different for other people. If you do decide to try one, try to stick with one thats well known and has good reviews. I hear a lot about Purity 12 also. It has some good ratings. If you want to read up some more on them you can go here. http://www.puritycleanse.com
      http://www.nature-cleanse.webs.com

      hope this helps.

  10. QUESTION:
    What is the healthiest way to detox my body?
    What kind of diet should I be on and what kind of habits should I start to detox my body in the healthiest way?

    • ANSWER:
      started this Diet (lifestyle change) in the middle of November at 140lbs, and now at 119lbs

      A DIET IS WHAT YOU EAT....there for we are all on a diet....
      THINK LIFESTYLE CHANGE

      You got the change the way you think and feel about food

      TRY THIS, and stick to it.

      The first 3-4 weeks are the hardest until your body adjusts to the change.
      Results will be in about the same time

      Fruits and Veggies

      Eat more plants and keep away from stuff that was made in plants.

      Don't eat anything that comes in a can, box or package....
      .....THEY HAVE ADDITIVES IN THEM THAT MAKE YOU ADDICTED TO THE FOOD.....
      If man made it, don't eat it

      NO white BREAD or SUGAR

      NO FRIED FOOD...

      Stay away from FAST FOOD

      NO POP, SODA or FIZZY DRINKS

      Walk your dog, or walk a friends dog

      Don't think of it as a diet, but think of it as a lifestyle change

      I have lost 25.5 pounds in 2 months, drink lots of water. I usually eat a meal of what ever I want once a week....controlled portion....this really works.........

      Write down every thing you eat

  11. 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

  12. QUESTION:
    What is a good way to detox the body without vitamins etc?
    I have been feeling tired lately and not eating as i should so i want to detox my body and get into a good routine. I dont want to by herbal detox things i want to use actual food/drink...

    Any suggestions?

    • ANSWER:
      green tea and cranberry juice work best.

  13. 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

  14. QUESTION:
    any ways to detox your body without pills or drinks?
    I have been reading all the ways to detox your body on the internet thru pills and drinks. I was wondering if there were ways out there to do it naturally without taking anything. I would do something like the acai berry products but they all require a credit card to get them even if you just pay shipping and handling, I dont have a credit card so that way is out. Any suggestions other than ask a friend to use their credit card.

    • ANSWER:
      Hi Lisa, I have tried a couple of ways in the past. You can do steamed vegies and boiled brown rice for 5 days only. Drinking water as well of course. And that is it for 5 days, no longer apparently it can be bad for you if you extend the time. 5 days for any detox is the max. Another suggestion is to cut out all processed foods, starches like potatoes, all bread, no spices or salt and pepper and you can do this gradually as well, for example, the first week or every couple of days you can cut out a section of food. For example cheeses and dairy, then the next week can be starches... this is guaranteed to wipe off the kilos. Just remember to drink lots of water. A few guys a know have done a detox from blessedherbs.com and they have raved about it. You do need a credit card for that one though.
      Good luck with it all, and whenever you feel thats it's getting hard, just think, it only 5 days out of your whole life!
      Enjoy your day

  15. QUESTION:
    How do you detox your body of all animal product?
    I want to detox my body and see how its effects my health and I want to detox it of ALL! animal products what foods should I eat and what foods should I avoid?
    Thanks best answer gets 10 points!:]
    Bbritney-If you have something to say you may email me but please do not spam Y!A I reported you. That's 10- points for you hun:].

    • ANSWER:
      Avoid all animal products - eat lots of fresh fruits, vegetables, whole grains, seeds and nuts.

  16. QUESTION:
    How do i detox my body from eating bad for a vacation weekend?
    For the past couple months I have turned my life around and lost 30 pounds from eating well and exercise. This past week i went on vacation and ate a lot of junk food and did not exercise at all. I feel sluggish and i have cramps and gas from all this junk food that my body is not used too. Does any one know any remedies or tips to detox my body?

    • ANSWER:
      The liver and kidneys are pretty amazing body parts. Just get back to your healthy diet and they will take care of the rest.
      That is the ONLY way we detox.

  17. QUESTION:
    Can anyone tell me the BEST, natural way to detox the body?
    I want to detox my body of certain chemicals and would like to know the best, fastest and natural way to do so. Im not looking to buy a magic bottle cause they dont work anyway. If you can help suggest a real good way to naturally detox the body that would be great. Ive read so far that "The Master Cleanse Diet" is good, havent tried it yet though. Any suggestions? Thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      Hi Jen

      You are right in saying "magic bottle cures" don't work, they don't. You need to set aside a period of about 10 days and eat organic fruit and vegetables in their raw state, no animal products, no alcohol and no drugs. Drink plenty of water and do some reasonably light exercise. The main problem is sticking to it cause it's tough. I found that I needed a plan or program which would discipline me into doing the right thing day by day. There are some pretty good detox programs online and some poor ones so choosing the right one isn't easy. If you got to a website which compares detox programs you can find what you need.

      Good luck

      Kezzy

  18. QUESTION:
    How can I detox my body of the depo shot?
    I am suppose to go get my next depo July 9, only had one shot, how can I detox my body to get it out quicker?

    • ANSWER:
      You can't. The depo shot uses hormones, not drugs, and you cannot take hormones out of your system. The shot will last 12-14 weeks no matter what you do and it can take longer after that to get pregnant depending on your body.

  19. QUESTION:
    How do you detox your body after a night of drinking?
    I really don't drink that often, and today I am reminded why...
    I drank too much last night, I feel horrible.
    How can I "detox" my body of the bad toxins and go to work tomorrow feeling good?

    • ANSWER:
      water water water

  20. QUESTION:
    How to detox body of vitamins?
    Ive overdosed on B vitamins, among others, and am wondering how to detox my body safely. I havent taken them for about 4 weeks but still have symptoma

    • ANSWER:
      Drinking clean water does the trick. It dilutes it in your system, causes you to need to urinate and out will go all of your unnecessary vitamins, minerals and amino acids, with some other things! :)

  21. QUESTION:
    If I want to detox my body what should I eat?
    I want to lose weight and start eating healthier, but before i do that i want to detox my body from all the fat and just everything, what should i eat and for how long can I do it? Like detox it from EVERYTHING!

    • ANSWER:
      "Detoxing" is a complete fallacy, there IS no such thing, your body can "clean itself" if you are healthy, and if you are not you need medicine or surgery, not a "special diet"....the whole 'detox' thing was invented to separate gullible consumers from their money...

      Want proof?

      Go to a "health food" store and find a product that claims to "detox your body", then look on the packaging for details on the specific toxins it is supposed to remove...when you cannot find any, ask the store owner which toxins it is effective at removing....and unless they are too stupid to know better, (in which case you can sue them for fraud and false advertising) they will not be able to tell you.

      It's a scam...

  22. 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

  23. QUESTION:
    Are there any good fast ways I can detox my body of Depo-Provera?
    I have had only one shot of Depo and I am not going back for my 2nd shot. I hate the side affects and the whole shot together. I have been looking up ways to detox my body of the hormones but I have yet to find what I am looking for. I'm not looking to get pregnant I just really want to get these hormones out of my system so I can return to the pill. Can anybody help?

    • ANSWER:
      The idea of detox doesn't actually work--be it in the realm of dieting or trying to rid something out of your body.

      Depo has to leave your body on its own. Depo is hormones. You can't flush hormones out of your body.

  24. QUESTION:
    What is the name of the Indian food ingredient that is used to detox the body?
    I was talking with an Indian friend at work and she mentioned something about a common food ingredient that is used alot in India to naturally detox the body if somebody is feeling sick or in need of detox. I forgot the name of the ingredient and cannot find it anywhere online.

    Does anybody know of this ingredient? Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      I use turmeric take it in capsules

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

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

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

      Hope these tips help.

  26. 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.

  27. QUESTION:
    What are good sources of fiber to help detox my body and intestines ?
    I have CFIDS and my bowels seem to be stopped, I was at the dentist for 3 1/2 hours so imagine all the lovely chemicals my body is trying to get rid of plus I am sick with the flu. I was reading an article that said to drink tons of water and eat fiber as they both help detox the body. What sources of fiber would you suggest ? I have not appetite, but I'll give it a shot ! thanks

    • ANSWER:
      wheat bran from healthfood store;8 /8oz glasses of fluids a day,genl guideline;green veggies are good source of fier too,kale,cabbage,collards,spinach,broccoli,cauliflower,brussel sprouts,too.

  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:
    How do i detox my body for marijuana?
    I've been smoking for a year now and I'm not looking for a quick home remedy no I know detoxing Ur body is a process, I want to detox my body for a better paying job but they do hair folicle tests. I know the best way is to stop smoking but is there a way to speed up the detox process?

    • ANSWER:
      Quit smoking for good? That works.

  30. 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

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

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

  32. QUESTION:
    How can i detox my body?
    I've been feeling really sluggish and down and I think I really need to detox my body. But I want to know if their is an inexpensive way for me to do it or what else can i use?

    • ANSWER:
      Here is a really good short article that tells you some of the best and safest ways to detoxify your body. Cheers,
      http://www.ehow.com/how_4816220_detoxify-your-body.html

  33. QUESTION:
    What is the best detox for ridding your body inside and out of bad chemicals?
    I am not feeling well and need to detox my body i feel it may be chemicals that i eat, drink or smoke (cigs). I am looking to detox from everything that may be hindering my health so as i detox i am quitting the smoking and drinking, and eating of nasty chemicals. I need some good advice on how to go about this safely ( i don't need to lose weight so no need for advice for that).

    • ANSWER:
      You can detox your body with excercise or by eating veggies or fruits by 60% of toxins of your body, what about those which are non soluble and do not get out with sweat (excercise & purified water), urine or stool (fruits & veggies)?

      you need something which detects toxins, pull them out from blood, cells, organs and remove them completely out from body, then regenerate body organs and improves your immune system to fight back harmfull diseases.

      i would suggest you to study about "Ganoderma Lucidium", its a mushroom which has minimum 200 medicinal values and works what i have told above, it comes in powder/tabs forms and can be taken with or without medical prescription and / or with any kind of regular medicine (if u r taking), its 100% natural way to detoxify your body with better health and immune system.

  34. QUESTION:
    How can I detox my body from weed?
    I need to detox my body for a drug test for probation. I smoked in total about a eight of weed in 3 whole days, but I had stopped smoking for a whole year. If you have any legit answers and will help me fast.
    Thanks

    • ANSWER:
      Let's see, you were on probation, knew you were subject to drug testing and still smoked. Not the smartest idea I've ever heard. Well, There is absolutely nothing that will get the thc out of your system except time and here is why.

      Marijuana has a half-life in your system. How long it takes to leave your system depends on how much you smoke. But the time maxes out at around 45 days. One smoking session for someone with a clean system takes about 3-4 days to be clean. Smoke 2 days later and then have to wait about a week, and so on. The time it will take roughly doubles every time you smoke until it maxes at about 45 days to be clean. So if you are maxed out and you wait about 2 weeks and then smoke again, you're basically back to 45 days.
      Marijuana can be detected in urine for nearly a week after smoking. Blood tests can be more accurate, and it might take a month to be totally clear. Hair tests show every drug ever taken when that hair was growing - this is why you see so many drug addicts with shaved heads or buzz cuts, by the way. Also by the way: taking laxatives and drinking wacky chemicals won't "cheat" a drug test. It will just make you go to the bathroom! These drug tests are designed by experts who anticipate what the drug user might do.

      Be very careful of "remedies" for getting around drug tests. They flat out do not work and could do damage to your body.

  35. QUESTION:
    What's a great way to detox your body?
    I am headed to Las Vegas for New Year's Eve this year and I'd like to detox my body and shed a couple of pounds before I go. Does anyone have any tips on great detox and weight-loss programs for a short period of time? Not looking to spend a great deal of money either. Mainly, just want to "feel" better if you know what I mean. Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      There is are "detox" blends of tea available from various brands, such as Yogi Tea and Celestial Seasonings. These are usually available in the organic foods section of many grocery stores, if not just in the tea aisle. They have a taste which is rather difficult to acquire... But, if you can make yourself drink a whole cup about an hour before lunch, and an hour before dinner, it helps a lot.

      If you can't get used to the dandelion-root & chamomile flavour of the detox teas, any other kind of tea will serve a similar purpose, just not quite so completely.

      Also, don't eat your biggest meal of the day at the end of it - have a big breakfast or lunch, but take it easy for dinner. Eat your last large meal at least four hours before you become totally sedentary for the evening (either sleeping or watching T.V.), and drink lots and lots and lots of water. Yes, it will make you pee, but remind yourself that's a Good Thing.

      One solid month of discipline will make your New Year resolution a breeze to keep!

  36. QUESTION:
    how can i detox my body with out taking pills?
    what kind of remedies can i use to detox my body .

    • ANSWER:
      kidney cleanse
      http://www.curezone.com/cleanse/kidney/default.asp
      http://www.ehow.com/how_12678_kidney-cleansing-fast.html
      http://www.falconblanco.com/health/cleansing/kidney.html
      http://www.healingdaily.com/colon-kidney-detoxification.htm
      http://www.healthfree.com/cleansing_programs_kidney.html
      Liver cleanse
      http://www.drclark.net/en/drclark_protocol/illnesses/liver_cleanse.php
      Gallbladder cleanse
      http://www.curezone.com/cleanse/liver/default.asp
      http://www.curezone.com/cleanse/liver/huldas_recipe.asp
      Pancreas cleanse
      http://curezone.com/dis/1.asp?C0=261

  37. QUESTION:
    Is niacin a safe way to detox your body?
    I've heard from several sorces that taking niacin is a safe and easy way to detox the body in a short period of time....some say to include cranberry extract...is any of this true/reliable?

    • ANSWER:
      yes and yes, but if you take niacin be ready for the side effects like a very uncomfortable albeit brief rash all over the body and an extreme heat flash. it goes away in like 15 min though. But this will not be a full detox.

  38. QUESTION:
    what are some foods to eat that will detox your body?
    I want to eat foods that will detox my body and help me lose weight what foods can I eat?

    • ANSWER:
      roll up a fat one! that will detox your body aight!

  39. 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!!

  40. 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.

  41. QUESTION:
    Is there a way you can detox ur body from marijuana quick?
    My boyfriend has to take a urine test tomorrow mornin is there any he can detox his body overnitght so he can pass his test?? Not sure when the last time he smoked tho..

    • ANSWER:
      no he cant but i wish him good luck....

  42. QUESTION:
    Can Internal Flush dietary supplement clean out THC from body? If so, how long does it take to get all out?
    I have a drug test coming up and i have these dietary supplements capsules called Internal Flush and it says they detox body so does that mean it also cleans out THC? If it does how long does it usually take. It says to take 3 to 6 capsules before bed time.

    • ANSWER:
      This product is intended to cleanse the gastrointestinal tract.

      THC is stored in fat cells, not in the gastrointestinal tract.

      I have been watching students be drug-tested for many years. There is no single method that is guaranteed to help someone pass a urine-drug-screen if the person has been smoking marijuana. I have seen students drink cranberry juice, lemon juice, vinegar, and huge amounts of water and still fail. I have seen students do nothing and pass (when they shouldn't have). There are simply too many factors involved for one method to work for everyone.

      I realize this isn't the Answer you wanted, but it's an honest one, and it's one based on 20+ years of observation.

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

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

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

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

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

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

      4. Drink at least 2 quarts of water daily.

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

      6. Transform stress by emphasizing positive emotions.

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

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

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

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

  44. QUESTION:
    How to detox your body naturally?
    Is there a way to detox your body at home naturally?
    Without using harsh commercial prescriptions........Many thanks,araucano.

    • ANSWER:
      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.

      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.

  45. 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

  46. QUESTION:
    How can I detox my body?
    I stopped drinking alcohol. Now I want to detox my body from it. I have gained so much weight. Anyone have a quick detox plan?

    • ANSWER:
      One or two days of raw fruits and vegetables. Specifically those designed to target your liver!

  47. 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!

  48. 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

  49. QUESTION:
    Where can i buy seaweed from to use in a home made detox wrap??
    I have been given a homemade recipe for a detox body wrap that uses seaweed but i can't find it anywhere. Does anyone have any idea where i can buy it from?
    I live in South Wales but am happy to order it on line if there are no shops near that sell it
    cheers joey x
    Violetstar- you thick bitch just because a question is posted on the veggie section doesn't mean the asker is a veggie, Cheers everyone else for ur answers joey x

    • ANSWER:
      If you looking for sheet of seaweed using for Sushi then you can buy those at Tesco. It actually called 'Nori'. If there isn't any Tesco near yours, you might find in the health food shop or some Chinese(or Asian) shop in your town.
      If you looking for dried seaweed ( it's really thick peace of dried seaweed and called 'Konbu'), I've seen at Sainsbury's and Hearth food shop.
      If it's Japanese food and you know the name of it, you could order through the net from Japanese shop in London.
      Sorry I might be talking about completely wrong thing for you, but anyway hope you'll find it somewhere in the end.
      Good luck!

  50. 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


how to detox your body

Natural Ways To Detox Your Body At Home

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    What are NATURAL ways to detox my body at home?
    Anything you guys know about that I can make at home?
    I don't want to buy any fancy stuff. Something simple, with stuff I already have at home.
    I tried drinking water right after I wake up, but it's kinda hard.
    Im 16 , 185 lbs, 5ft 11".
    Im starting swimming soon, so I want to go with a detox formula to flush away my toxins and fat.
    I have chronic constipation also.

    • ANSWER:
      Look, you are not a walking bag of toxins and you do not need to drink or eat anything unusual to detoxify yourself. You already own the world's most efficient onboard filters for the purpose- you call them your liver and kidneys. Your body already removes waste, in urine and feces, on a regular basis. Nothing you can eat is going to leach things out of your body, at least not things like heavy metals. It just doesn't work that way. If you want to keep your body in tip top form for swimming, the best thing you could do is simply eat a well balanced diet, heavy on the whole grains, fruits and veggies, and light on refined foods, fast foods, red meat, and fats. Drinking water is fine, and you can do that whenever you drink liquid. It doesn't even have to be straight water either. Your body routinely gets the fluid it needs from all the food you eat, even if it's not drunk. Melons are primarily water and fiber, as are many fruits and veggies. You also will want to up the calcium intake, so you have material to build bone and muscle with. The best sources of that are still dairy products, but you just don't need all the fat. So stick with low to no fat dairy products like milk, cheese, and yogurt. Avoid the empty calories in junk foods and sodas. Do not try mixing up concoctions of strange things to eat or drink. They simply don't work, and your body won't appreciate the effort to help out. All you have to do is eat right, and trust your body knows what to do with the rest. That's the most natural way going.

  2. QUESTION:
    Are there natural ways to detox at home?
    I"m not into those expensive systems you see in health stores. Are there certain foods to eat, things to drink, vitamins to take that will aid in flushing out toxins from my body that I can do at home? Also, I am taking a pro biotic, will it interfere with that?

    • ANSWER:
      You can get a green tea drink will detox your body.It will move your bowels anywhere from 3-6 hrs. after drinking it.The only problem is,it's hard to find,so I order it from the Internet and the shipping is a little steep.The name of it is "3 BALLERINA green tea. The tea itself is very cheap(less than .00 for 30 tea bags). It is also a diet drink

  3. 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:
      Drink vinegar water for a couple days. That'll clean you out

  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:
    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:
    Can anyon e tell me natural ways to detox my body at home without expenisve kits?

    • ANSWER:
      yep they have herbal tea they sell at the health food stores that detoxify your body trust me it works

  7. QUESTION:
    How can i detox at home without spending a fortune?
    My skin is in a state and my hair and nails are very brittle due to an excessive amount of partying including consuming large amounts of alcohol and recreational drug abuse. Im prone to breakouts of late and get hard little bumps under my skin that are not quite pimples. I have been using lots of crystal meth and ecstacy. Desperately in need of tips on how to detox in and externally and quickly!

    • ANSWER:
      If by 'detox', you are trying to flush your system for a drug test...

      First, Mr. Don't-die-of-water-intoxication is an idiot.

      Yes, drinking water (lots of it) is a safer method of attempting. Water intoxication occurs when you drink too much fluids, too fast, without eliminating them. The whole idea of drinking water is so that you piss as often as possible.

      When a drug is taken into the body, it is broken down and digested into microscopic wastes called metabolites. Basically, drug tests (urinalysis, usually) are aimed at detecting these metabolites in "cut-off" levels. Cut-off levels must be detected at a certain amount of metabolites per milliliter of urine. The more times you piss, the more metabolites are flushed.
      The only problem is it takes a period of time for the drug to be fully processed and digested into these metabolites. So you may be able to eliminate enough in one day, but more drug is digested the next day, you see?
      But drinking fluids is definitely a safe way to attempt this. Cranberry juice seems to work better for me than water.

      In addition to fluid intake, you may also try taking Niacin. It is OTC and can be purchased at most local stores with pharmaceutical departments (Walgreens, CVS, Wal-Mart, etc). Niacin flushes the system a little better, in combination with the fluid intake/release.

      Summarily:

      Drink fluids frequently to enable you to piss. Use good judgment - dont try to drink a whole lot at once, but rather a bit less of an amount more times.

      -------

      Now, if by 'detox', you mean safely "come down" from the effects of the drugs in your system (meaning you aren't trying to beat a drug test, but rather just get them out so you can feel healthier), then that is a different story.

      The bumps under your arms are side-effects of methamphetamine. They are commonly called 'meth mites' by tweakers.
      They will go away, provided you don't use the drug for a short period of time. Don't pick at them, I've seen people with nasty scars from doing this.
      The brittle nails and hair state are also attributed to crystal. When you're tweaking out, water is being depleted from your cells. Drinking fluids and not taking the drug for a short period of time will help replentish water to your body. (You may also be experiencing extremely dry lips - another common effect).

      Sleeping and getting rest will also help if it is your health you are primarily concerned with.

      -------

      Either way it goes man, I'd take at least a short break from the using and drinking. I relate alottt to heavy drug binges and partying alot and having to let the body heal. It will feel like shit for a little while no matter what you do, its a "natural consequence", I guess you might say. Besides, you will enjoy yourself and have alot more fun after you have your health/energy back.

      -------

      Hope this helps, mate :)

  8. 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.

  9. QUESTION:
    Best ways to detoxify your system and get healthy?
    so long story short i have been drinking alot of alcohol and smoking cigs for the past half year. I used to work out all the time but ive really slowed down. I can feel the alcohol affecting my digestive track and the cigs affecting my lungs! i want to quit both at least for a while and im gonna start working out again every day.

    Im just wondering what are ways to clean your system better and faster than just working out. Like what viatamins i can take and what health drinks are best and what foods are better? Thanks for your answers!

    • ANSWER:
      That is awesome that you are trying to detox. Working out is definitely a good way to go, but you have to have energy for that. And for detox, nutrition is a good place to start.

      Carrot juice is a good place to start. You should get a juicer. Use the juice for nutritional healing, then use the pulp for a good colon cleanse that's better than any laxative; gentle, economical, and most effective.

      Vitamins aren't really necessary unless you can get the kind that is a whole food supplement; natural and complete, the best balance. If you go to the health food store, you can get a brand called Now or Alive that are awesome. There are also some tasty nutritional green drinks there that will give you the best boost; I like Amazing Greens Green Superfood drink mix that come in chocolate, orange and berry - so good for you. Then, there is the barleymax mint flavored from Hallelujah Acres. Many people get strong blenders and blend up greens at home like kale, carrot tops, edible weeds, parsley and some fruit juice for flavor. Cilantro drinks are good because cilantro carries out metal toxins like mercury.

      The best foods would be those that are high in fiber because fiber carries out toxins. You can only get fiber from plants, so if you went on a plant-based diet that would be totally cleansing as well as to give you lots of energy. You should get into cooking your own foods at home, have lots of salads, soups, and whole grain sandwiches and casseroles. Spices, onion, garlic, lemon, lime, apple cider vinegar are all super good for your goals too and will add awesome flavor. And, make sure you drink half your body weight in ounces of pure water daily for more cleansing.

  10. QUESTION:
    How do I detox chemicals from my body?
    I have been exposed, for the last six months, to chemicals from my shower... A new water heater was put in and caused the water to smell like "bug spray", the apartment complex didn't believe me nor did they give me a means to test it... Since I couldn't afford it, I couldn't buy a quality shower filter... At this point, it seems that my body may be at a threshold. Even touching the water, I feel sick... Any suggestions?
    I also react to things with rashes to my skin... I now have increased sensitivity.

    • ANSWER:
      Wow! I hope they've fixed it by now!! O_O

      First step is to stop putting anymore toxins into your body, especially the bad water. Avoid anything that could tax your liver - caffiene, alcohol, sugar, food preservative, chemicals and any meds, including pain killers and supplements (unless instructed otherwise by a doctor). Switching cleaning products can also help, don't use any skin care products that contain parabens or SLS, and use natural cleaners in your home (baking soda, vinegar, hydrogen peroxide, etc). Open the windows whenever it's mild out, even if not for long, to air your home out too.

      That's what to avoid, now what to take. Eat plenty of fruits and vegetables, this should make up most of your diet. Drink only water (clean!), herbal teas or fresh juices you make yourself (juice from the store contains preservative). Meat and dairy is best when organic. Take milk thistle, as a tea or a pill, whichever is easier. Drink fresh lemon juice in water once a day in the morning, or with every meal, and eat lots of root vegetables like beets and carrots. Make sure you are 'regular', this is your body's main way of expelling toxins so you should go everyday. If you aren't, eat more fruit or take aloe vera to help move things along.

      It may be a week or two before you see definite results, but stick with it. The first day or two you might have a headache or feel fatigued, just get as much sleep as you want and try to avoid taking pain killers

  11. QUESTION:
    How can i prevent over active sweating?
    I sweat a lot,

    I was just wondering if anyone could help me with some ideas on how to not sweat so much,

    Any home remedies i could try ?
    Or any good ideas that could help ?

    Thanks so much.

    • ANSWER:
      There is a medical condition that I can’t remember the name of, which causes some people to sweat a LOT.

      There is also an operation / medical procedure you can have to correct this if you are diagnosed with this medical condition.

      However, sweating is normal and healthy. It is a way for the body to cool itself and get rid of toxins from your system, and really should not be suppressed in anyway.

      Does your sweat smell? If so, you could try changing your diet:

      http://www.naturalnews.com/004417.html

      If I eat a lot of meat, dairy, spicy foods or junk, I get BO.

      Other things that may contribute to sweating a lot could include:

      Being overweight

      Wearing unnatural manmade fibres that don’t allow your skin to breath. Try some certified organic cotton underwear or shirts instead.

      Excessive exercising.

      Spending a lot of time under artificial lights. Try allowing your skin to breath in natural sunlight.

      Swimming in chlorine pools. Try swimming in saltwater or freshwater.

      Otherwise, things like dry skin brushing, saunas, steam rooms and hydrothermal therapy may help to balance your skin out in the long run.

      http://www.earthclinic.com/Remedies/showers.html

      http://www.naturalnews.com/027785_skin_brushing_detox.html

      Diet, dry skin brushing and hydrothermal therapy are all inexpensive home remedies that are quick and easy to do.

      Good Luck

  12. 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.

  13. QUESTION:
    What do I do to detox my body?
    I saw some references as to how inner toxicity can be a minor/major cause of acne depending on the person especially in a teenager due to their traditional diet (hamburgers, fries, soft drinks, chips, etc).

    I'm 15 and I've had acne since 11.

    First it used to be mild but then it gotten to be all over my face and it's really bad now.

    I want to try something to detox my kidney, livers, colon, lungs, etc etc my body to see if I see improvement in my skin since your skin is an organ that does eliminate your body's wastes.

    What are some detox regimens I can use at home and not the stuff that you sell. I hear that fasting is a good way to detox and clean your body? Does diet play a role?

    • ANSWER:
      Absolutely most of what you buy in the store, help speed the process and replaces vitamins. Diet is 100% of detox. You can do like a 3 day fast to start. Only eat raw vegetables and drink natural fruit juices (no additives or preservatives) and lots and lots of water. Don't eat meat,dairy,wheat or gluten,caffeine,yeast and anything processed. Start on a friday.Drink a minimum of 8 glasses of water per day, warm or room temperature. Water is essential to clear waste from the blood. Thirst is often mistaken for hunger Do not drink liquids around mealtime. Dilute fruit juice with 50% water.take the time to chew food well, especially grains.

  14. QUESTION:
    I'm bipolar and have been a guinea pig to many drugs with bad side effects. Does Chinese medicine work?
    in any way for that and anxiety? I'm not a severe case where I'd whack somebody, I just get down and anxious and fight it all the time even with meds to be happy go lucky like I want to be. What about accupuncture? Thanks for your help!

    • ANSWER:
      Curing Bipolar Disorder

      ‘They {the medical establishment} hate that word {cure}, like the devil hates holy water’
      Dr. Royal Raymond Rife
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      Intestinal Dysbiosis/Candida Overgrowth

      ‘All diseases begin in the gut’ Hippocrates 460-370BC

      Mental illness starts not in the Brain but the Gut. Do you have digestive problems like colic, bloating, flatulence, diarrhoea, constipation, and malnourishment {are you very skinny and find it difficult to put on weight?}, and do you have a white/yellow-coating on your tongue? Do you suffer from frequent headaches, mood swings, depression, fatigue, and other symptoms related to ‘candida overgrowth?’

      Read 'Gut And Psychology Syndrome' By. Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride MD, NMedSci{neurology}, MMedSci{nutrition}
      This doctor, who has a clinic in Cambridge for treating mental illnesses like Autism, Dyspraxia, Dyslexia, ADD/ADHD, Depression, Schizophrenia, and Bipolar Disorder. Her son suffered from Autism, she found the cure and the root cause, and believes that all mental illness can be cured.

      I found that my bipolar disorder was caused or worsened by Candida overgrowth or Candida Related Complex. You should consult a Naturopathic Doctor {not a homeopath, they're different}, a Nutritionist that has treated Bipolar disorder before, and an orthomolecular medicine doctor.

      Candida thrive on sugar, so Cut out all sugar, unstable/imbalanced blood sugar levels can cause depression and hyperactivity, replace table sugar with Xylitol {much more healthier and beneficial and tastes the same in the same portions! you wont notice too much of a difference, don’t go near NutraSweet or Aspartame, monosodium glutamate - avoid like the plague}.Cut out stimulants like caffeine, and soda soft drinks.

      S. Boulardii is a good probiotic that flushes out candida from the body. Look into Kefir Making, this home-made free probiotic drink in itself will bring you much improvement in your mental health and well being, all you need is Kefir Grains to get started, google ‘Kefir Making’ and look at Doms Kefir Making website, it tells you everything you want/need to know.

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      Fasting & Detoxification

      Do a detox fast a 3-day apple fast, only red/golden delicious apples, and fresh water, along with coffee enema's, this is all stated in 'Cure your acne in 3 days' but it works great for bipolar disorder, most BP's have bad skin according to one conventional website i was reading. This will help rid your body of the accumulated toxins affecting your brain, and kill a lot of Candida Yeast.

      See the outlined 3-day fast here, although for acne, it will work for bipolar disorder also:

      http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index;_ylt=ApSkpEDAvDkxo2PRN3DFZ7Tty6IX;_ylv=3?qid=20080709071408AAIc9x0&show=7#profile-info-D0W5kyt1aa

      Recent studies have shown that Prozac {a popular antidepressant} has anti-fungal/candida properties, and inhibits its growth, this is due to Serotonin. Further, Sodium Valporate {used as a mood stabiliser} has been shown to stop the growth of harmful pathogenic microorganisms/worms in the gut. This is very interesting findings, as it supports that mental illness is due to problems in the gut or intestinal dysbiosis.

      Go on the anti-candida diet. Source: 'The Yeast Connection' Book

      Drink Alkali water, add 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda to every litre of purified water you drink, this will prevent disease and reduce the growth of Candida. Source: Mr X Acne e-book

      Look also into Gerson Therapy/Juicing, this has cured many diseases, not just cancer, it will help with mental illness. But start this after you have rid yourself of candida.
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      Correcting Nutritional Deficiencies

      -Nordic Naturals Ultimate Omega 3 supplements or Carlson’s Brand 2-3g per day has been shown in scientific studies to reduce manic-depression significantly. Strictly, the brands mentioned as they are pure pharmaceutical grade, and are used in clinical trials, plus the Carlson’s Brand has added fat-soluble vitamins.
      Google it to see the research with omega 3 and its remarkable effects on mental illness, yet more evidence that mental illness is due to nutritional deficiencies, which has been aggravated by Candida overgrowth/Intestinal Dysbiosis.

      -EM Power Plus + by TrueHope, has been shown to be very effective, look at the testimonies on mcmillans BiPolar website. Personally i have not used this, as my current nutrition programs works great.

      -A multivitamin/ mineral supplement in a bioavailable form, E.g . Higher Nature brand

      SAMe - 400mg per day, this will boost your energy levels. And has been called the ‘instant antidepressant’, please have the histamine blood test done with the help of a mental-health orientated nutritionist, before taking this. If you are high-histamine {google it}, you will need to take methionine 1000-2000mg per day.

      ======================================...
      Getting to the ‘Cause’ of mental illness

      Get blood tests, to test for:

      - Histamine {high histamine is the cause of many bipolar type symptoms, highly recommend this test}

      -Nutritional deficiencies/Nutritional profile.

      - Adrenal exhaustion,

      - Homocysteine,

      - Pyroluria, http://www.kryptopyrrole.com/

      - Allergies, Allergies to certain foods can cause psychological problmes/mental instability, the most common offenders are Milk, Gluten, Egg, in that order, try eliminating each one for atleast 72hours and see how you feel.

      - Candida Comprehensive Stool test, or D-Mannitol Urine Test {best and most accurate, bu hard to find a lab/scientist that does this, as its new}

      - Thyroid disorders, including Wilson's Thyroid disorder, although this involves monitoring youe body temperature immediately on waking, I think it should be above 97.5F, I am not sure, check this first/research.

      -heavy metal toxicity, Ever heard some on say his as 'Mad as a Shoe Maker', well shoe makers used to use harmful chemicals like mercury, lead which made them go mad.

      Your nutritionist can arrange these test through a local lab, or you could..., Biolab in London does this.

      ===============================================
      The Cure for Mental illness was Found Decades Ago!!!

      Read Carl Pfeiffer's PhD book 'Nutrition and Mental Illness', he was a pioneer with orthomolecular medicine and cured many people of bipolar disorder.
      The Brain Bio Centre in London continues his work, as does the one in Princeton US, although it is very expensive. And in my opinion you can recover and save the money if you read and search for the knowledge.

      Dr. Carl Pfieffer MD PhD cured bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, depression, OCD and many other mental illnesses, 30 years ago, he used mega doses of bitamins/mineral to cure the patient, he claimed Schizophrenics had a genetic predisposition to be dificient of niacin. And Bipolars were High Histamine, which can be reduced by taking Vitamin C 1000 - 2000mg as Magnesium Ascorbate and L-Methionine amino acid supplement.

      Exercise as much as you can! especially in the morning, 30mins per day minimum, or Yoga, swimming, meditation, do something relaxing.

      Take Coenzyme Q10 30mg to boost energy levels, when you feel tired, also SAMe.

      ======================================...
      Knowledge is Power

      Watch the videos on youtube.com, type in 'psychetruth' and watch the 'Nutrition by Natalie' videos especially.

      Take 5HTP to boost the feel good serotonin levels, and melatonin at night if you are having sleep problems. Since the circadian clock of bipolar in usually out of synch. If this is the case, watch the sunrise, and set, this will help synchronise your clock and sleep patterns to normality.

      ===============================================
      Why does my Doctor/Psychiatrist not know this?

      Conventional medicine is crap at treating mental illness, alternative medicine has the answers. Just try it out first, regardless of what your Dr. will tell you. Just try it.

      Psychiatrists make a lot of money from chronic life long mental illnesses, which they claim is genetic and incurable, which is a load of BS. Further drug companies make a lot of money from you; since most mental illness cannot be cured {according to the Doctors, since they are merely repeating what they learnt at med school} you have to stay on medication for a life-time {as maintenance}

      Psychiatrists examine mental illness from various angles, although they are helpful, they do not address the cause of chronic mental illnesses like BP disorder. Psychiatrists will look at genetics, childhood experiences, and psychological influences, the last thing they will consider looking at is your digestive system. Strange that, since medical history gives plenty of examples where severe psychiatric conditions were cured simply by ‘cleaning out’ the patients gut.

      Unfortunetly Dr. Carl Pfieffer MD PhD could not afford the expensive 0M+ clinical trials demanded by conventional medicine, as 'evidence', so his work is ignored by doctors, but accepted by naturopaths, nutritionists and herbalists.

      Renowned Japanese Professor Kazudzo Nishi, estimates that 1 in 10 psychiatric conditions are due to self-intoxificiation coming from the gut, the odds are muh higher for the westerner, due to poor diet, abundant use of antibiotics/lack of probiotics in diet/fermented food.

      Read: ‘Politics in Healing’ for more information. Also check out my answer here, which begins with 'This is not new', as its in voting, my username is not displayed:

      http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index;_ylt=AvTFll2Ik4dqUfNIaw6Dt.vty6IX;_ylv=3?qid=20080704172613AAZgAV7&show=7#profile-info-jbINJGI7aa

      http://www.consumerhealth.org/articles/display.cfm?ID=20060216161340 talks about Mental illness

  15. QUESTION:
    Are v8 juices good for you as a juice fast alternative?
    Im currently starting a juice fast at home, only problem is that i drive a truck for a living and have no way of bringing a juicer with me (team driver), will v8 juices work as an alternative while im on the road? Or what can you recommend that i do?

    • ANSWER:
      Like diet pills, teas, and fad diets, juice fasting gets the credit for a simple change in diet.
      Our bodies contain the #1 tools essential to cleanse and detox. A liver and a pair of kidneys.
      The only and easiest way to cleanse and detox is to stop putting all the chemicals, additives and concentrates from a diet of processed and refined foods in our daily diet.
      Most drugs, alcohol, and food chemicals exit the body through normal processing and filtering by the liver and kidneys over a period of 3 to 4 days.
      A healthy diet of whole fresh foods is the key to "cleansing" and "detoxing".
      There is no miracle diet or product that will accelerate the process.
      Our bodies are designed starting with the teeth to consume whole solid foods. The stomach, pancreas, gallbladder, intestines, and colon are all designed to work with solid foods, not highly concentrated juices. That is why we have teeth instead of blender blades in our mouths.
      Both soluble and insoluble fiber are part of a healthy diet. Juicing substantially reduces the value and effectiveness of insoluble fiber. Insoluble fiber keeps the nutrients and toxic cellular waste dumped back into the lower small intestine moving through the digestive tract. This reduces the amount of time waste spends in the body and lowers toxicity.
      While juicing concentrates nutrients, it also concentrates natural sugars in fruits. Liquids are absorbed much quicker in the small intestines resulting in spiking of blood sugar and insulin levels in the blood.
      WIthout complex carbohydrates and large insoluble fibers in the digestive system to extend and slow the absorption process, insulin spikes occur too often. A simple example is giving a diabetic with low blood sugar a glass of juice. It enters the bloodstream quickly. Constant insulin spikes increase appetite stimulation. So you can end up drinking even more juice. The problem with any fast or cleanse is things will change when it ends.
      A healthy life diet of whole fresh foods including lean meats, eggs, fish, dairy, whole grains, fresh fruits, and vegetables are the keys to health, proper weight, and overall wellness. Avoid as much processed and refined food as possible.
      Long I know but it is important to point out the change to a clean diet is the key yet we readily give the credit to the pill, potion, diet pill, detox, cleanse, or fad diet.
      Good luck and good health.

  16. QUESTION:
    Can anyone tell me the best or most effective way(s) of abstaining from alcohol?
    I do not drink daily or drink at home. I drink in the pub. I might drink 1 evening a week or 1 evening every two or three weeks. Depends on how I feel. Quite often it leads me to be aggressive, and verbally abusive. And, once I start I find it difficult to stop or set a limit. How can I resist a craving when it strikes? Thx.

    • ANSWER:
      If you do think you have a problem with drinking, there are a number of options available to you and people that can help. Contact your general practitioner and ask them about your treatment options and have them recommend a reputable treatment centre or support group. It is important to realize that while stopping drinking may be difficult; you don’t need to face it alone. There are plenty of people that will help you along your path to recovery.

      Natural Herbal and Homeopathic Remedies can help – While there are no specific cures for Alcoholism, natural herbal and homeopathic remedies may be greatly beneficial in helping to soothe the mind and steady anxious nerves during the recovery process. Ingredients such as St. John Wort help ease feelings of depression and reduce anxiety, while homeopathic formulas containing ingredients such as Ferrum Phosphoricum, Kalium Phosphate and Magnesium Phosphate help to relieve anxiety and quiet jittery nerves.

      In addition, certain remedies will also help to flush out and detox your body to help counteract some of the damage caused by excessive drinking. Herbs such as Milk Thistle and Dandelion which are renowned for effectively treating liver damage and promoting healthy liver functioning are commonly used in all natural remedies.

      * Admit that you have a problem. Denial is your worst enemy when it comes to addiction. The sooner you can truthfully admit the extent of your problem, the sooner you can successfully confront it. Be honest with yourself.
      * Don’t do it alone! Make use of professional support as well as the support of family and friends. Also tell others that you are giving up drinking. They will be less likely to offer you alcoholic drinks or invite you to a pub before you are ready, thus removing a large part of the temptation. They may also become a key source of encouragement and emotional support. No man is an island!
      * Replace a bad habit with a good habit. By adding positive habits such as meditation, exercise and drinking water, you will be less likely to replace your drinking habit with another vice. You will also find these positive life-style changes make you feel healthier and give you the mental energy to confront your problems.
      * Reward yourself. Calculate how much you generally spend on alcohol per week. Set this money aside and buy yourself something great such as saving for the overseas trip you’ve always dreamed of taking.
      * Stress less! Take on fewer responsibilities, go on a stress management course or seek counseling from a licensed professional to help you develop positive coping mechanisms and reduce the amount of stress in your daily life.
      * Beware of Guilt! Recovery is an up and down process so expect to have good days and bad. Some days the reasons you quit will seem obvious and you will feel positive about your choice. On other days, you may find yourself trying to justify why you shouldn’t just throw in the towel and have a drink. These thoughts and emotions are to be expected so don’t beat yourself up about them. If you do slip up, then don’t fall into a self-defeating hole of guilt, just try again. Remember to take it one day at a time.

  17. QUESTION:
    Do you know of any natural hunger supperssor?
    I know of drugs ... But i would like something natural... After having my daughter (its been a year) I cant stop eating ..Maybe its stress or just fact that im home all day ... I keep busy I clean, play with my daughter, change diapers... My problem is I need something to keep me from eating !!!! Do you know any batural rememdies or any thing that will keep me from eating?

    • ANSWER:
      The natural way to suppress hunger is to give your body the nutrients that it needs to be satisfied. You may need to detox first because what you've been eating is stored in your fat cells and drives you to eat more. But, you basically provide for your needs, vitamins, minerals, essential fatty acids, essential amino acids, and food enzymes and your body will eventually settle down and be satisfied. Generally, if you are trying to lose weight that means eating nutrient dense foods and probably some whole food, natural supplements.

      If you don't already, take vitamins, I would suggest a quality liquid vitamin and mineral supplement.

  18. QUESTION:
    What is the quickest way to get rid of / fade age/sun spots, product or home remedy?
    I have sun spots all over my face... I dont like to wear too much makeup on my face so I need to clear these up, HELP :)

    • ANSWER:
      Age spots

      Despite their name, these flat or rounded brown spots that can appear on the face or backs of the hands are not caused by age. We all have Melanin in our skin - the dark pigment that gives our skin its normal color. When we tan extra melanin is produced to protect the deeper layers of our skin. Unfortunately when we age extra melanin becomes "clumped" or is produced in higher concentrations than normal, leading to the creation of age spots.

      They are simply due to decades of exposure to sun rays. Some drugs can also make you more vulnerable to sun damage and related age spots. These include diuretics, tetracycline, and drugs for diabetes and high blood pressure.

      Tips to prevent these spots

      Minimize your sun exposure! If you must be in the sun, use a sunscreen with a sun protection factor (SPF) of at least 15 that blocks both ultraviolet A (UVA) and ultraviolet B (UVB) rays.

      The sun's rays are most damaging from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m so reduce the time you spend outdoors during these hours.

      Wear protective clothing. Long-sleeved shirts, long pants and wide-brimmed hats are good choices to protect delicate skin. Also, tightly woven fabrics are better than loosely woven fabrics – always research the pros and cons of different fabrics for sun protection.

      Apply sunscreen liberally 30 minutes before going outdoors so that your skin has time to absorb the sunscreen and always reapply after swimming – and about every hour for preventative measures.

      Herbal and homeopathic remedies can help keep skin supple and moisturized in a gentle manner, without disrupting the harmony of the skin. Herbal and homeopathic remedies present a gentle option – without the harsh side effects of chemicals and synthetics.

      Spirulina can help to promote skin metabolism and lessen scarring and fine lines while the herb Dandelion can be used to naturally detox the skin and purify the blood and lymphatic system, thus promoting an inner glow that helps create translucent skin and discourage dry facial skin.

      Other herbs such as Horsetail and Rosemary can also be beneficial – helping to smooth texture, strengthen and tone the skin while Kali sulph and Silicea nourish skin cells from the inside on a cellular level.

      Aloe ferox, Glycorrhiza glabra and Vitamin E oil have been used as natural skin treatments to keep skin nourished and moisturized, ensuring healthy, supple hydrated skin. Galium aparine and Bulbinella frutescens are also regarded as highly effective and gentle remedies for spots.

      As far as taking care of the oxidation taking place in your body, some herbs have been found to be extremely effective in fighting it out. One such ingredient is Aspalathus linearis (Rooibos) – an all round supportive tonic, and has powerful anti-oxidant properties, fighting free radicals due to its superoxide dismutase (SOD) mimetic properties.

      Grapeseed extract is a potent source of proanthocyanidins, or pycnogenols containing naturally occurring proanthocyanidins – a natural and powerful Antioxidant. Proanthocyanidins also have an affinity for cell membranes, providing support to reduce capillary permeability and fragility.

      You may get additional details on these over here http://www.healthherbsandnutrition.com/remedies/a/agingskinwrinklesbagsundertheeyes.htm

  19. QUESTION:
    What are the benefits of drinking tea regularly?
    By drinking tea daily, how might someone benefit? Which types of tea are best for you and why?

    • ANSWER:
      I starred this question because I was curious to see the other answers, but it looks like no one's hit it yet, so I'll offer my two cents (or so) -

      There are several primary kinds of tea - black, green, red, white, etc., and then infinite flavour variations among those different kinds. I don't know exactly which benefits match up with which colours, but I know that some benefits of tea include boosted alertness, cleansing of the system (teas are often used as detox tools to kind of clean your body out of pollutants), promotion of a healthy digestive and immune system, prevention of heart disease, and even prevention of certain kinds of cancer (red tea). There are loads more; I just can't remember them all! But that's what the trusty Y!A community is for!

      In addition, I'll add another dimension to this and bring up the fact that tea has the amazing ability to put you in a higher place. Does this translate to getting high? In a way, yes. Tea is the purest of all drinks, and has long been regarded as a highly spiritual brew that can make a person more connected with their mind and intuition. It opens up a higher channel, if you will. Good for meditation and all that. Not sure if you're into this sort of thing, but worth pointing out anyway.

      Bottom line? It's the best stuff for you. And in Japan, where it's not uncommon to polish off 5-6 cups a day, they have outstanding longevity rates!! Connection? Methinks maybe.

      One word of caution - take heed with those "bottled teas" that come prepackaged as "iced teas" in stores. Some brands add sugar as well as preservatives and other flavouring to the tea, and this can lessen the benefits of whatever tea is actually in the bottle. Best to stick to organic or all-natural, unsweetened iced teas when buying them in stores, and full-leaf teas when brewing your own at home!

  20. QUESTION:
    What is the best way to cleanse your system from marijuana for a pee test?

    • ANSWER:
      acutally none of those things will work! If you want to get clean, you are gonna have to detox the body with natural products that contain all the levels of hormones and stuff they test for. Go to this website and look under super detox
      www.kasscabel.com
      dont waste your time on stupid home remedies that will only fail you

  21. QUESTION:
    What is the best overnight non-prescription acne medication?
    I used to use retinae which worked pretty well, but now my prescription is over. And instead of going back to the dermatologist, I want to try something non-prescription, that I can get at CVS or the grocery. What is the best working acne medication cream that you put on for OVERNIGHT before you go to bed, and let it do it's magic while you are asleep?

    • ANSWER:
      Apple Cider Vinegar [Unfiltered]

      One of the best and certainly a very effective product to eliminate pimples is garlic. Garlic contains antibiotic properties that are proven safe and effective in treating pimples as well as acne. To use it: get whole garlic, mash it and apply it on the face with extra caution on the area rear the eyes. Let the garlic take effect for 10-15 minutes. Then wash it off with warm cloth.

      Here are more home remedies to cure pimples:

      1. Combine 1 tsp. of cinnamon powder and 1 tsp of lemon juice. Apply it to the affected area.
      2. Combine cinnamon powder with honey and form it into paste. Right before sleeping, apply the mixture to your face and wash it the next morning. Do this every night for about 2 weeks and you will no longer worry about pimples.
      3. Mixing grind nutmeg with milk will work to remove pimples instantly.
      4. Applying an orange peel paste on the area of your face with pimples is another effective way. The orange peel should become a paste by grinding it with little water.
      5. For additional protection from the formation of blackheads, combine 1 part fresh lime juice with 1 part groundnut oil. Apply the mixture to your face.
      6. Blend raw papaya fruit to create a juice. This includes the seed and the skin. Apply it on swelling pimples.
      7. Use boiled milk combined with fresh lime juice as facial wash for cracked skin, blackheads, and pimples.
      8. Combine 1 part of rose water to 1 part of lime juice and apply it in the pimples. Leave it for about 20-30 minutes. Wash it off with lukewarm water.
      9. Apply on the affected area for at least 1 hour the pulp of ripe tomatoes. Wash it off with water.
      10. Potatoes grated and applied on affected area can cure pimples. It is also effective on curing boils, whiteheads, blackheads, and other skin blemishes.
      11. A powdered pomgranate skin & roasted paste mixed with lime juice can treat pimples effectively. This mixture could also treat whiteheads, blackheads, and boils.
      12. Ground radish seeds formed into paste and mixed with water remove blackheads.
      13. Mix lime juice with ground drumstick pods and leaves. Apply it on the pimples.
      14. Mint juice when applied on every evening can treat pimples as well. It also effective in treating scabies, insect stings, skin infections, and eczema.
      15. Combine ground sesame seeds paste with water. Apply it on the affected area. It is also effective in treating skin rashes and allergies.
      16. To prevent pimples, apply on the face mixture of fresh fenugreek leaves and water. Wash it on the next day with warm water.
      17. Mix an equal amount of groundnut oil and fresh lime juice. Apply it on the affected area. Wash it off after about 10-15 minutes. It also prevents blackheads.

      Tea Tree Oil is obtained from the Melaleuca alternifoliais tree from Australia. It is very effective against Acne as it contains bacteria-fighting substances called Terpenes. Acne is often caused by bacteria and the Terpenes either outright kill them or weaken them enough to be destroyed by protective antibodies. There are very little side effects from using Tea Tree Oil.

      The watery gel from Aloe Vera plant is also a highly effective natural cure against Acne. The enzyme-rich gel has very soothing anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties. It can also be taken internally and helps clean up and detox the digestive tract. This in turn can help clear up the skin.

      Zinc is taken in the form of capsules. It helps to strengthen the human immune system and to repair the skin.

      Vitamin A tablets are also a natural and effective Acne cure. Vitamin A promotes healthy skin.

      Vitamin E also helps in countering Acne. It is a natural antioxidant and beneficial for the skin.

      Vitamin C 3000 - 5000 mg daily protects the body and for its antioxidant properties that are important for healthy skin.

      The most important thing to do if you suffer from Acne is to drink at least four pints of water every day. Drinking a lot of water is very beneficial to your skin. Including fresh fruit and leafy green vegetables in your daily diet will also bring about a marked improvement in the quality of your complexion.

      Before bathing, apply a mixture of tomato pulp – real tomoto pulp, not packaged or genetically modified – honey and rose-water to your face and keep for twenty minutes before washing off.

      At night, before going to bed, apply a mix of cream, glycerin, and lemon juice to your face and again keep it on for a short while before washing.

      Regular Yoga exercises will also improve skin and overall health.

      Avoid touching your face all the time, keep your hair away from your face, and avoid picking at pimples.

      Another important thing if you're prone to Acne is to avoid using heavy make-up – in fact, it is preferable to avoid make-up altogether. For an effective cure, stay as natural as possible.

  22. QUESTION:
    How does your liver affect acne?
    I've heard that your liver is responsible for clearing out any toxins in your blood, and if your blood gets overloaded with toxins it can overwhelm your liver causing outbreaks. Can anyone shed some light on this topic on if thats true or how to cleanse your liver?

    • ANSWER:
      I've heard similar things, and because of that some doctors will recommend liver cleanses, or similar cleanses (detoxes) to help clear up acne. Basically, at the heart of it, what's going on inside your body surely has an effect on what comes out your body. When toxins need to be released they come out in a number of ways. One way is via your natural elimination system, another can be through sweat, and another (but not the only other way), is through your skin.

      Here is a link for some different liver cleanses that you can do from home:

      http://www.curezone.com/cleanse/liver/default.asp

      Curezone in general, has a lot of good cleansing ideas, so if you go to the homepage, just go through some of the forums and ask questions there. They're really on top of things, so they'll post back pretty quickly.

      Good luck!

  23. QUESTION:
    My liver is getting bigger and hurting more every day, what else will happen to me?

    Im 51, haven't had alcohol for 3.5 years. I have Hep. -C from the military.
    My penis is too large to fall off.
    Baa Baa, no, its not a joke, i was referring to the 1st joker.
    Thanks for the info. I just had an operation for Diverticulitis. I still owe them tons of money i don't have.
    In my mind, i cant go back there because i owe them money.

    • ANSWER:
      You have gotten excellent advice from Baa Baa but I think that you should be aware that there are conditions under which hepatitis C (HCV) might be covered by VA, This is especially important if you have only had one of the two diverticulitis surgeries, as well as needing treatment for the HVC.
      http://www.hcvets.com/

      You can find a location near your home at the site below. Are you an enrolled veteran? If you are there may still be a co-payment. You will need to discuss this at a VA Health Center. You may also be able to open a claim for disability compensation.
      http://www2.va.gov/directory/guide/division.asp?dnum=1
      https://iris.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/596/related/1/session/L2F2LzEvdGltZS8xMjk5MDA5NzQyL3NpZC8tQUFRaFNuaw%3D%3D

      There doesn't seem to be a relationship between HCV and Diverticulitis. But you know that you probably need to make dietary adjustments to increase your fiber intake.

      You also need to make other lifestyle changes over and above not drinking any alcohol. According to one source "The protocol incorporates lifestyle change, and implements healthy diet, body cleansing, exercises and different traditional and natural therapies"

      I realize that no medical condition we can have which makes it easy to smile about the tensions of life but the less you stress your body, the easier it will be for your medical conditions. Smiling is a good start and being able to laugh is even better.

      There is no vaccine for Hep C but if you have you can take Milk Thistle an herb which will stimulate the liver in a positive way. We have used Silymarin or Silyburn marianum for medication detox in a few instances. There is anecdotal support for taking both Milk Thistle and Schizandra berries in combination to support liver health. The thing is, this therapy is usually done alone with Interferon and Ribavirin treatment.

      Left untreated, hep C will probably result in cirrhosis of the liver, it may already be happening. If you have not already contacted the Veterans Administration about your HVC, I suggest you do so because one possible treatment is Interferon and Ribavirin if other treatments have failed. Pegylated alpha Interferon and Ribavirin therapy is not cheap but it may be an option for you through VA, it will be worth the effort to at least check out your limited options.
      http://www.medpagetoday.com/Gastroenterology/Hepatitis/14501

      You can read more at the NIH website:
      http://digestive.niddk.nih.gov/ddiseases/pubs/chronichepc/

      Obviously if your liver continues to enlarge the inflammation caused by the Hep C and is not treated allowing cirrhosis (liver failure or liver cancer) to develop, your prognosis will be considerably bleaker.

      Please find online VA support should you file a claim and have it denied. There are veterans organizations which might be able to help you file and appeal (if the latter is necessary)

      Do not delay - the pain is telling you something serious.
      Oh yes, work out a repayment play with the hospital - they are usually willing to do so despite the way they talk to you.

      Best Wishes

  24. QUESTION:
    How to pass a drug test in one day?
    well i have been clean for almost 2 weeks. and when i did smoke before that, within the past month, it was about 4 times, and it wasnt really that much each time. ive drinken alot of water and orange juice and peeed a hell lot, but im just reallly paranoid. i just want to make sure its all out. any suggestions?

    • ANSWER:
      hi There is no simple answer to this question and there is many different ways to do this but allot relies on your height, weight, physical activity,eating habits, test type .....I can suggest to you- check yourself with a home drug test, get a single panel thc test kit found at any Walgreen's or CVS they run anywhere from .95 to .95. Also there are things you can do to clean your body of thc (THC is the metabolite of marijuana) : speeding up your metabolism , eating a high fiber diet, eating a red meat , taking a fiber addative ,taking vitamin b-12 , drinking alot of water and natural diuretic. Or I have to take alot piss tests for probation and still smoke daily (also hair and saliva tests). And I use the site called drugtestfriend .They sell a formula(29.99) that I can make my own detox drink at home and provides a counsler to help me. Once you have the formula you don't have to pay anymore and you can call after for up to 3 years.

  25. QUESTION:
    What can i use from homemade ingrediants to treat cellulite?

    • ANSWER:
      Here is some information I found for you ...

      Cellulite Natural and Home Remedies - Cellulite Tips

      To reduce cellulite, you may follow the below listed home and natural remedies:

      * Use a soft body brush on damp or dry skin, brushing in long sweeping movements over the afflicted area, and working in the direction of the heart.
      * Use a massage glove or rough sisal mitt in the same way as above.
      * Always massage a cellulite cream thoroughly with your fingertips. It makes them double effective. Remember, the massaging action is more important than the cellulite cream.
      * For those dimpled areas, take caffeinated coffee, grind it into dust & mix with cheap hand lotion, rub this into your problem spots for 60 second a day,then shower it off & watch those cellulite areas become smoother & firmer!

      Make your own natural cellulite cream in your home

      Try this aromatherapy recipe. Add two drops each of rosemary and fennel essential oils to three teaspoons of carrier oil, such as almond oil. Massage this mixture daily thoroughly into the affected areas.

      Another home remedy for cellulite is to follow a detox diet - a healthy low-fat, high fiber diet containing plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables. More on cellulite diet.

      This site has alot of good information on it ....

      http://www.ultimate-cosmetics.com/beauty/homemade-recipes/cellulite-remedies.htm

      Hope this was somewhat helpful ~~~

  26. QUESTION:
    I want to lose weight and I was wondering if there are any detox drinks that I can make at home?
    I'm 16 years old, 5"4', and weigh 140 pounds. I want to get down to 120-125. I heard that you can make drinks at home to detox and lose weight. Any suggestions?

    • ANSWER:
      Nature makes us all equally beautiful. And if we stay natural with the nature it will never degrade the quality of our lives. We are not made to either be obese or anorexic. Its our unnatural habits that pulls us 'away' from the natural beautiful body we were born with. Weight imbalance is a result of an imbalanced lifestyle. Simply try to balance the lifestyle in a holistic manner and you will notice the benefits. Start with small steps and build upon it. Make small changes to start with and one day you will notice your growth you had never thought of!
      Natural and safe weight loss falls between 1.5 - 2.0 lbs a week. But if we intensify ways to achieving the goal may be we can crack the deal :
      1. Drink only lukewarm water whenever you are thirsty, not more than 10 glasses a day
      2. Cut down on salt completely, drink a glass of warm water before your any workouts
      3. Every morning (before breakfast and after loo) and in the evening about sunset time practice
      Sun Salutation for 6 rounds each time
      4. Drink lime and honey every morning mixed in room temperature water
      5. Avoid fats, spices and oily food
      6. When hungry prefer seasonal fruits and vegetables instead
      7. When you eat just think that 'this bite i'm chewing is getting efficiently absorbed and
      nourishing my body'. Then even you eat on the go you "eat consciously"
      8. Detox every morning:
      a. Drink one glass of water and practice Palm Tree Pose 10 times
      b. Drink second glass of water and practice Swaying Palm Tree 10 times
      c. Drink third glass of water and practice Waist Rotation Pose 10 times
      d. Drink fourth glass of water and go to the toilet and sit for 5 mins
      e. Then go to toilet and stay there for 5-7 mins without efforts and let the stomach clean itself.
      9. Workouts; Sun Salutation (morning & evenings), jog & run (as you have been doing but not
      on a treadmill but in real), Easy Bow Pose, Boat Pose, Back Stretch Pose, Universal Spinal Twist

      Out of all only restricting water intake and salt are a bit unnatural ways otherwise everything else is healthy :)
      Keep up the spirits!

      Rishi
      Yoga Teacher
      DIVINE WELLNESS- Delivering Yoga at Your Home

  27. QUESTION:
    what is the natural home remedie for a body detox??
    I have gained a lot of weight in the last month. I need a complete detox then start eating healthier.

    • ANSWER:
      Detox depends heavily on your body's natural ability to clean out the filth we feed it. The body is such a great thing that even in spite of all the nasty stuff that we eat it still keeps going. But it can't keep going that way forever... which is the reason for modern illnesses such as cancer and diabetes which didn't use to exist in the past...

      Well anyways... Eat plenty of fresh and raw fruits and vegetables. Not cooked ones as this kills the enzymes and nutritional content. Also, drinking fresh fruit and vegetable juices is a great way for the body to absorb the nutrients quickly. It is best to use a juicer that squeezes the juices out at a slow speed, as fast blenders generate a lot of heat which kills the active enzymes.

      Try to reduce or if possible completely eliminate salt and sugar from your diet. There are also a lot of great natural supplements that you can take if you want to do a simple detox. Like pure honey (no sugar added), apple cider vinegar (a tablespoon or two a day), yogurt (again no sugar added), and distilled water.

      A diet consisting of just fresh fruits and vegetables would be great and is personally what I do myself for detox. Mix a variety of fruits so that they can fill your appetite. Melons are especially good for this. For dessert make a fruit yogurt dish.

  28. QUESTION:
    Does anybody have any ideas for a spa bath that i can create myself?
    Im a big fan of spa baths. I have soap rose petals, fizz balls, etc. I was just wondering if I could make up my own by putting lotion, or whatever in it. Does anybody have some ideas?

    • ANSWER:
      Spa At Home Tips by James2.0

      Turn off the TV, turn off the phone, or at least find a quiet place. To benefit from any TLC or beauty treatments at home, taking the time to disconnect from the outside world is a must. A relaxed mind contributes to a more beautiful and healthy you!
      Light a candle. Better yet, light an aromatherapy candle or get a diffuser that heats up relaxing aromatherapy oils. Look for lavender, sage, rose geranium and sandalwood blends.

      Body spa - one of the best tips to revive the skin is to exfoliate before you get in the shower. The ancient spas of Japan were known for their dry brushing techniques. All it takes is a soft body brush, look for one with natural bristles. Gently brush your body in circular motions starting at the feet and working your way up. This light brushing technique, stimulates circulation, providing an at home "detox" treatment while removing dead skin cells that prevent moisturizer from being absorbed. Follow with a warm shower, using a gentle exfoliating and hydrating body gel - Try Murad Exfoliating Body Cleansing Gel with gentle rice beads. Pat skin dry and immediately follow with a luxuriously rich body cream.

      For face - exfoliate with a mild AHA cleanser in the shower. Then gently steam face over a pot of hot water. (sprinkle in some dried herbs or use chamomile tea bags) Place towel over head and steam for 5-10 minutes. Pat skin dry and immediately apply a facial mask. For oily or combination skin, use a clay based mask, for dry or dehydrated skin, use a hydrating gel mask. Even better use, the clay mask on the t-zone area, use a hydrating mask on the cheeks around eyes and on neck. Immediately sit down and put your feet up for 5 minutes, close eyes. (Put the chamomile tea bags in the fridge and place over eyes a few minutes before you get out of bed to reduce any early morning puffiness).

  29. QUESTION:
    what acne products will work on my skin?
    i am 13 years old. my skin is oily. i use clerasil cleansing pads but they don't seem to work for me. what acne products will work on my skin?

    • ANSWER:
      One of the best and certainly a very effective product to eliminate pimples is garlic. Garlic contains antibiotic properties that are proven safe and effective in treating pimples as well as acne. To use it: get whole garlic, mash it and apply it on the face with extra caution on the area rear the eyes. Let the garlic take effect for 10-15 minutes. Then wash it off with warm cloth.

      Here are more home remedies to cure pimples:

      1. Combine 1 tsp. of cinnamon powder and 1 tsp of lemon juice. Apply it to the affected area.
      2. Combine cinnamon powder with honey and form it into paste. Right before sleeping, apply the mixture to your face and wash it the next morning. Do this every night for about 2 weeks and you will no longer worry about pimples.
      3. Mixing grind nutmeg with milk will work to remove pimples instantly.
      4. Applying an orange peel paste on the area of your face with pimples is another effective way. The orange peel should become a paste by grinding it with little water.
      5. For additional protection from the formation of blackheads, combine 1 part fresh lime juice with 1 part groundnut oil. Apply the mixture to your face.
      6. Blend raw papaya fruit to create a juice. This includes the seed and the skin. Apply it on swelling pimples.
      7. Use boiled milk combined with fresh lime juice as facial wash for cracked skin, blackheads, and pimples.
      8. Combine 1 part of rose water to 1 part of lime juice and apply it in the pimples. Leave it for about 20-30 minutes. Wash it off with lukewarm water.
      9. Apply on the affected area for at least 1 hour the pulp of ripe tomatoes. Wash it off with water.
      10. Potatoes grated and applied on affected area can cure pimples. It is also effective on curing boils, whiteheads, blackheads, and other skin blemishes.
      11. A powdered pomgranate skin & roasted paste mixed with lime juice can treat pimples effectively. This mixture could also treat whiteheads, blackheads, and boils.
      12. Ground radish seeds formed into paste and mixed with water remove blackheads.
      13. Mix lime juice with ground drumstick pods and leaves. Apply it on the pimples.
      14. Mint juice when applied on every evening can treat pimples as well. It also effective in treating scabies, insect stings, skin infections, and eczema.
      15. Combine ground sesame seeds paste with water. Apply it on the affected area. It is also effective in treating skin rashes and allergies.
      16. To prevent pimples, apply on the face mixture of fresh fenugreek leaves and water. Wash it on the next day with warm water.
      17. Mix an equal amount of groundnut oil and fresh lime juice. Apply it on the affected area. Wash it off after about 10-15 minutes. It also prevents blackheads.

      Tea Tree Oil is very effective against Acne as it contains bacteria-fighting substances. Acne is often caused by bacteria and the Terpenes in TTO either outright kills them, or weakens them enough to be destroyed by protective antibodies. There are very little side effects from using Tea Tree Oil.

      The watery gel from Aloe Vera plant is also a highly effective natural cure against Acne. The enzyme-rich gel has very soothing anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties. It can also be taken internally and helps clean up and detox the digestive tract. This in turn can help clear up the skin.

      Zinc is taken in the form of capsules. It helps to strengthen the human immune system and to repair the skin.

      Vitamin A tablets are also a natural and effective Acne cure. Vitamin A promotes healthy skin.

      Vitamin E also helps in countering Acne. It is a natural antioxidant and beneficial for the skin.

      Vitamin C 3000 - 5000 mg daily protects the body and for its antioxidant properties that are important for healthy skin.

      Drink at least four pints of water every day; it's very beneficial to your skin by helping to flush toxins out of the body. Including fresh fruit and leafy green vegetables in your daily diet will also bring about a marked improvement in the quality of your complexion.

      Before bathing, apply a mixture of tomato pulp – real tomoto pulp, not packaged or genetically modified – honey and rose-water to your face and keep for twenty minutes before washing off.

      At night, before going to bed, apply a mix of cream, glycerin, and lemon juice to your face and again keep it on for a short while before washing. Then treat with unfiltered apple cider vinegar.

      Regular Yoga exercises will also improve skin and overall health.

      Avoid touching your face all the time, keep your hair away from your face, and avoid picking at pimples.

      Another important thing if you're prone to Acne is to avoid using heavy make-up – in fact, it is preferable to avoid make-up altogether. For an effective cure, stay as natural as possible.

  30. QUESTION:
    How do I do a body cleanse?
    I've just been eating very unhealthy lately and would like to do a cleanse but I am not sure about how to go about doing it. Any information would be appreciated.

    • ANSWER:
      Hi! I've never done any cleansing but my boss did once. He was very happy with the result.

      I've done some research for you and found an interesting product. There was even site where you can get a free trial, but I place it in source. Just have a look on the description of that and I hope you gonna find something useful for you.

      Colon cleansing is preventative health care, rather than a treatment for a disease. It is critical because it helps to detoxify your body of all the unnecessary and unwanted toxins that build up in your body. It is also regarded as a safe and alternative method to treat many of our symptoms and problems. Colon cleansing is a procedure of cleansing the body, resulting in the release of toxins, poisons, carcinogens and free radicals. Natural colon cleansers are also available and if you think you don't have much time and money for clinic sessions, you can do colon cleansing at home.

      Detoxification is necessary to rid our body of toxins that accumulate as a result of an unhealthy diet, environmental pollution and chemicals, and a constant use of antibiotics. Cleansing your body with an effective, all natural colon treatment is a good way to approach parasites cleansing, weight gain, IBS, severe gas and bloating, etc. Cleansing, also called detoxification, is our body's normal process of elimination, a function that occurs daily through our colon, liver, kidney, lungs, lymph and skin. Cleansing reactions are part of cleansing and are not the same as "side effects" normally associated with medication.

      Naturally, the colon in our digestive system is responsible for holding wastes. Natural colon cleansing involves a cleansing diet, which consists of some efficient herbs that are known for killing certain harmful parasites and worms. Body detox is one of the effective way to keep us healthy, help our digestion system and put all the toxins out of the body. Natural colon cleansing involves taking a balanced diet and additionally, a few herbal supplements that help kill the harmful bacteria and in removing excess of toxins.

      Colon cleansing herbs are of paramount importance to the health of the body as they can eliminate the many toxins in the body system which the body cannot

      normally expel. Colon cleansing herbs are available in two different forms -- namely, a pre-made formula or just as single herbs. Colon cleansing herbs are simply mixtures of herbs that have been found to help expedite the removal of waste from a person's body in an efficient way.

      Bowtrol is a special blend of herbs that have unique abilities to clean your colon and complement it for optimal health. Bowtrol is the only natural remedy that is clinically proven effective for Irritable Bowel Syndrome.

      P.S.: Happy Holidays!!!

  31. QUESTION:
    does advanced detox solutions immediate cleanser 2 work?
    It's only for a pre employment drug test...I don't do any hard drugs but I am a smoker. I smoke almost everyday once or twice a day.

    • ANSWER:
      Hi There,

      Natural detox solutions include using herbs, certain foods and making changes in lifestyle to allow normal detoxification to occur daily. Given that many people eat hurried meals sprung from cardboard boxes or fast food restaurants, constipation and irregularity is common. Eating highly refined, processed foods with low fiber content contributes to the problem as the body needs fiber to move waste of out the colon.

      Eating more home-cooked meals that include whole vegetables, fruits, whole grains and avoiding junk food will help. Using lemons, triphala (an Ayurveda food supplement) and senna to clear the colon are all ways to help reestablish a normal daily bowel movement. See your doctor if making these changes do not relieve minor irregularity.

  32. QUESTION:
    What is The Best Diet Program without exercise?
    Give me solution for:

    What is The Best Diet Program without exercise every day?

    • ANSWER:
      The last thing to do is taking some exercise every day. These activities will make you physically healthy. Exercise is the best way to burn calories inside the body.

      Some people feel doubt when they have to start their diet plan. Don’t be! Why? It is because you can arrange your detox diet programs by yourself. There are some ways that you can do to get diet plan and one of those ways is from here. These are some detox diet menus that you can have. These menus are simple and very easy to make at home.

      Here Some Diet Menus That You Can Have To Make Easier Your 5 Day Detox Diet Plan.
      Day 1
      Breakfast: Banana porridge
      This is made from porridge and topped with natural yogurt, banana, raisins and add with honey

      Lunch: Mediterranean salad with rice cakes
      Rice cakes served with avocado, tomatoes, fresh basil and black pepper. If you like
      you can add a handful of unsalted nuts.

      Dinner: Baked salmon with jacket potato
      First bake a salmon and then serve it with a jacket potato. It will become special
      when you add steamed vegetables.
      Day 2
      Breakfast: Fruit salad with yoghurt and oat
      This is made from fresh fruit and added with natural yoghurt and sprinkled with oat.

      Lunch: Vegetables soup and oatcakes
      It is a bowl of vegetables soup with oatcakes

      Dinner: Tuna and prawns with noodles
      Fry some vegetables such as onions, mushrooms, peppers and leek with olive oil. And then add a handful of prawns. Cook for a few minutes, then add tomatoes, black pepper and tuna (It can be fresh or canned tuna). Cook for a minute and then serve with rice noodles.

      Day 3
      Breakfast: Fresh fruit and yoghurt
      This is made from fresh fruit and natural yoghurt sweetened with honey.

      Lunch: Avocado and prawn salad
      Fresh avocado served with prawn, salad, balsamic vinegar and lemon juice

      Dinner: Potato and bean casserole
      Fry some vegetables such as onions, mushrooms, and carrots in olive oil with garlic. And then add a diced potato and fry a few minutes, then add some fresh vegetables such as tomatoes, black pepper and beans.

      Find the next day in site

  33. QUESTION:
    whats the best way to get rid of cellulite?
    im a very skinny person and i always have been but after going on the pill ive gained a little weight (not much at all, im still a stick) but a dont have any muscle mass anymore and a little cellulite around the back of my legs. im just not used to seeing my body like this, anything i can do? good workouts maybe?

    • ANSWER:
      Doing some cardio such as running and swimming will help tone your muscles and also you need to drink lots of water as this will help. I found a list of options as well for home treatment so I hope this helps.

      * Go on a home detox diet. This means eating lots of fruits and leafy greens. Make them organic when possible.

      * Avoid junk food, diet soda, processed food and saturated fats such as butter and animal fats.

      * Avoid toxins like excessive alcohol and cigarettes.

      * Drink a lot of water to hydrate your body and flush out toxins. Eight to ten glasses a day are recommended.

      * Brush your skin daily, preferably before bathing. The best is a Tampico Skin Brush (compare prices) made with natural agave plant fiber. This simple technique stimulates blood and lymph flow, removes dead skin cells and encourages new cell growth. (Skin brushing is also inexpensive. You can get a good quality body brush for -.

      * Maintain your healthiest weight.

      * Finish your daily shower with a cold rinse to tone your skin.

      * Take Glucosamine supplements (Buy Direct), which helps your body repair the dermis and connective tissue.

      * Find a spa that specializes in treating cellulite. Spa Montage in Laguna Beach, one of the best resort spas in the country , has treatments that address cellulite, including Algae Cellulite Massage, Clay Body Sculpting to improve the skin’s appearance, and Manual Lymph Drainage.

      * Bathe in a comfortable, warm (not too hot!) seaweed bath to re-mineralize and increase circulation, ideally three times a week.

      * When the cellulite is severe, avoid high-pressure massage so as not to damage lymphatic function and micro-circulation. Also avoid high-impact exercise.

      * Apply an essential oil blend designed to stimulate the circulatory and lymphatic systems to the back of your knees and at the top of your thighs near your bikini line. Naturopathica Deep Forest Bath and Body Oil (compare prices) is a good one.

      While regular treatment cannot completely rid the body of cellulite, it can help prevent further deterioration of the tissues and reduce both pain and swelling.

  34. QUESTION:
    How to loose a dress size in 1 week ?
    Last minute holiday booked and none of my clothes from last summer really fit me, a bit tight whats the best form of excersize and foods i should be doing and eating

    • ANSWER:
      Natural and safe weight loss falls between 1.5 - 2.0 lbs a week. But if we intensify ways to achieving the goal may be we can crack the deal.
      So for this month:
      1. Drink only lukewarm water whenever you are thirsty, not more than 10 glasses a day
      2. Cut down on salt completely, drink a glass of warm water before your any workouts
      3. Every morning (before breakfast and after loo) and in the evening about sunset time practice
      Sun Salutation for 6 rounds each time
      4. Drink lime and honey every morning mixed in room temperature water
      5. Avoid fats, spices and oily food
      6. When hungry prefer seasonal fruits and vegetables instead
      7. When you eat just think that 'this bite i'm chewing is getting efficiently absorbed and
      nourishing my body'. Then even you eat on the go you "eat consciously"
      8. Detox every morning:
      a. Drink one glass of water and practice Palm Tree Pose 10 times
      b. Drink second glass of water and practice Swaying Palm Tree 10 times
      c. Drink third glass of water and practice Waist Rotation Pose 10 times
      d. Drink fourth glass of water and go to the toilet and sit for 5 mins
      e. Then go to toilet and stay there for 5-7 mins without efforts and let the stomach clean itself.
      9. Workouts; Sun Salutation (morning & evenings), jog & run (as you have been doing but not
      on a treadmill but in real), Easy Bow Pose, Boat Pose, Back Stretch Pose, Universal Spinal Twist

      Out of all only restricting water intake and salt are a bit unnatural ways otherwise everything else is healthy :)
      Keep up the spirits!

      Rishi
      Yoga Teacher
      DIVINE WELLNESS- Delivering Yoga at Your Home

  35. QUESTION:
    How to Pass a Drug Test in One Week?
    I have to take a drug test for my job in one week and unfortunately, I have smoked a lot of marijuana recently. I don't trust those GNC detox drinks/pills, so I am wondering... How can I flush out my system of the THC and pass my drug test with only one week to prepare? I know that height and weight affect it, so I am 5'6" female and 125 lbs. Please Help! THANKS! :]

    • ANSWER:
      assuming urine drug test ...and how recently you smoked for the past 25-35 days,plus quality of the weed , this are important factors also.
      1* The natural way- THC is stored in fat cells so the best thing to do would be exercising ,sauna and drink large amount of water per day to keep your body properly hydrated. I will suggest on daily base Creatin supplements because if its a Lab test they validate a urine sample by checking the Creatinine level, low level indicate diluted urine. Also B3 vitamin (niacin) daily for next 5 days, helps for fat burning, but careful ,large dosages cause problems.
      Also low carbo diet will help allot and your body will start to burn fat tissues reserve . Stop exercising and taking niacin 2-3 days before the real test, your body need time to move out restored THC and home drug test your self. Test kit you can buy from any pharmacy or order online and have on mind the first morning urine have the highest concentration.
      2* find clean friend to pee for you and use substitute method
      3* "detox" if you decide to use this option I will recommend you this website and their phone counselor

  36. QUESTION:
    whats the best home remedy body cleanser? i heard lemon in water?
    whats the best cleansing drink? i heard fresh lemon squeezed into water cleanses the body. PLEASE give me some home remedies i can drink that cleanses out the body! and will make me lose wight

    • ANSWER:
      Putting lemon into water makes it more flavorful and easier for some people to drink, and it also lends it a slight diuretic quality, so it certainly helps. The real trick there, however, is just drinking water. 64 oz a day will stave off dehydration, which helps to curb hunger (when you aren't getting enough fluids, your body attempts to get fluids from food and you get hungry).
      Lots of people swear by apple cider vinegar for weight loss. John Travolta says when he needs to lose weight for a movie he sprinkles it on everything he eats. I believe that works because I think apple cider vinegar tastes like vomit, and if it were on all of my food I wouldn't eat anything! But apple cider vinegar boasts a lot of other health benefits. I used it to successfully treat a case of thrush while I was pregnant, and its used world over to treat yeast infections (take a warm bath with a cup of vinegar in it). I also use it as a shampoo most days, and as a toner on my skin. It works wonders. If your blonde, you can also rinse your hair with it after swimming, and it will keep the clorine from turning your hair green.
      But you want to know how to use it to aid in weight loss. Fergie takes shots of it, or so she said in a Yahoo news story yesterday. A lot of people I know mix a couple of table spoons in a glass of warm water with honey, or a glass of juice and drink it that way. I take an apple cider vinegar tablet, because I can't stand the taste.
      Also, you will want to increase your fiber consumption. Replace all refined grains in your diet with whole grains, for starters. When you eat a refined grain (white bread, white rice) you might as well be eating pure sugar. Whole grains provide you with fiber and EFOs and protien and a whole plethora of vitamins. Fiber is like a broom that totally sweeps toxins and fat right out of your system. Look for things that say 100% whole grain in the first few ingredients, if it says anything else its meaningless.
      Then you might want to consider a store bought detox system, if you're really going hard core, but they are expensive and their results are negliable. Most of them are just natural laxitives.
      Also, a heads up, you might want to avoid exposing yourself to beauty products that contain parabens and endocrine disruptors and dioxins and all those nasty chemicals. They can change your hormone production, making your body cling to more fat. Several studies point to parabens as possible contributors to the obesity epidemic. Stick with products with short ingredient lists and only stuff you can easily pronounce on the list. If there's anything on the list that ends with the letters "aben", don't use it. Not only could it be contributing to weight gain, but it can cause infertility for you and your future children! Yikes!

      You know, come to think of it, I'm going to add that fruits and veggies are great sources of fiber too, as well as being great sources of antioxidants, which will help you to detox. I like pomegranite and blue berries, for high antioxidant fruits, and spinach for veggies, but all fruits and veggies are packed with them. Try googling super foods.
      Also, you can take fiber supplements. Sometimes I do. Cutting back on meat will help with detoxing and weight loss, or at least making your meat choices lean and/or organic. Growth hormones used in conventional meat make you grow too! Organic dairy would also be a good choice for avoiding growth hormones, but you don't have to go organic on eggs, since egg laying chickens aren't given growth hormones.
      I have tried every wacky diet in the book, and I have found that works best is following the food pyramid and getting plenty of exercise. Of course, I try to eat and use as much organic products as I can, because they are better for you, I pay strict attention to portion control and I choose whole grains over refined whenever I can.
      You'd be surprised how many pesticides and other chemicals are in your system. Remember your skin absorbs 60% of what is on it, plus all the crap thats put in our food, its unreal. Theres no way to avoid it all, but you can google the dirty dozen fruits and veggies that have the most pesticides and get them organic if you can't afford all organic, and that alone will dramatically cut your pesticide exposure.

  37. QUESTION:
    How to cover/get rid of cellulite when you're skinny?!?
    I am not fat. I'm about 110 lbs and average sized.
    I have a bubble butt and I have a tiny bit of cellulite (not a lot) but it makes me self concious.
    Is there a way I can cover it up since I can't lose any weight to get rid of it?

    Ughh I need to fix it by the end of the month! Helpppp

    • ANSWER:
      How Do I Get Rid Of Cellulite?

      To repair cellulite, you need to strengthen and hydrate your body's cells and the connective tissue in your body. Here's what will help:

      * Go on a home detox diet. This means eating lots of fruits and leafy greens. Make them organic when possible.

      * Avoid junk food, diet soda, processed food and saturated fats such as butter and animal fats.

      * Avoid toxins like excessive alcohol and cigarettes.

      * Drink a lot of water to hydrate your body and flush out toxins. Eight to ten glasses a day are recommended.

      * Brush your skin daily, preferably before bathing. The best is a Tampico Skin Brush (compare prices) made with natural agave plant fiber. This simple technique stimulates blood and lymph flow, removes dead skin cells and encourages new cell growth. (Skin brushing is also inexpensive. You can get a good quality body brush for -.

      * Maintain your healthiest weight.

      * Finish your daily shower with a cold rinse to tone your skin.

      * Take Glucosamine supplements (Buy Direct), which helps your body repair the dermis and connective tissue.

      * Find a spa that specializes in treating cellulite. Spa Montage in Laguna Beach, one of the best resort spas in the country , has treatments that address cellulite, including Algae Cellulite Massage, Clay Body Sculpting to improve the skin’s appearance, and Manual Lymph Drainage.

      * Bathe in a comfortable, warm (not too hot!) seaweed bath to re-mineralize and increase circulation, ideally three times a week.

      * When the cellulite is severe, avoid high-pressure massage so as not to damage lymphatic function and micro-circulation. Also avoid high-impact exercise.

      * Apply an essential oil blend designed to stimulate the circulatory and lymphatic systems to the back of your knees and at the top of your thighs near your bikini line. Naturopathica Deep Forest Bath and Body Oil (compare prices) is a good one.

      While regular treatment cannot completely rid the body of cellulite, it can help prevent further deterioration of the tissues and reduce both pain and swelling.

      What Won't Get Rid of Cellulite?

      * Wearing inflatable plastic shorts around the house.

      * Getting liposuction. In fact, it might make the problem more noticeable.

      * Slathering on topical creams and getting body wraps that promise to reduce the diameter of your thigh by one inch. They might help somewhat as long as you follow the lifestyle tips above, but they don't do much on their own.

      * Using detox foot pads. The moisture itself turns them dark, not toxins leaving your body.

  38. QUESTION:
    How can a person,that is suffering from Black Mold Poisoning, dislodge the spores and detox holistically ?

    • ANSWER:
      There are essential oils that when used properly can help you detox your body. Doing this would probably take some time depending on the amount of exposure to the Black mold and how sensitive you are to it.

      The essential oils that I use are 100% therapeutic grade without any synthetics or chemicals added. They are distilled in a way to preserve the essence of the plants they are distilled from. The reason these are so effective at helping you remove these types of toxins from the body is because the plant has natural defenses to prevent mold from entering it's system. When the plants are distilled properly you are effectively able to use the plants defenses to help remove mold from your body. The other nice thing is that since they don't have any synthetic or chemically additives they work with your body so no strange side effects.

      I have been using these oils for about 10-12 years now. These oils have also been approved by the FDA as a food supplement. Finally these oils have been used by Dr. Edward Close to help remove mold from homes and keep it gone. When I say remove I don't mean killed but actually gone completely. This is done in the air and on surfaces which is better than any other product out there.

      My source has more information on these oils if you would like to purchase them, or you can contact me and I can help you with a detoxification program using 100% therapeutic grade essential oils.

  39. QUESTION:
    How to use flax seed as a colon sweep...?
    I'm going to start a juice fast in a couple weeks, and I would like to use flax seed (drunk with water) as a toxin absorber and colonic broom. Can someone please point me to directions, warnings, etc.? Thank you!

    • ANSWER:
      You can use flax seeds in a number of ways, starting now, leading up to your juice fast.

      Grind them up (or buy them pre-ground in a sealed air-tight container) and sprinkle them into yogurt, on a salad, over brown rice, etc...

      If you would like more info on colon cleanses you can do at home with simple ingredients visit http://www.candida-cure-recipes.com/colon-cleanse-recipe.html

      For more info on natural detoxing with herbs visit http://www.candida-cure-recipes.com/detox-with-herbs.html

      Another page about natural ways to cleanse and detox http://www.candida-cure-recipes.com/natural-detox-body-cleansing.html

      Hope you'll find these links helpful!

  40. QUESTION:
    i used to had very clean and clear skin.but nowadays it has developed some white blisters and some rash?
    plz can u suggest me some home remedies to cure it.it might be because of changing seasons.
    i am drinking lots and lots of water.will it help.
    they are very small in size

    • ANSWER:
      I would first recommend a herbal detox, it may just be that your system needs to be flushed. Just use one herbal supplement at a time, as each has its own great benefits. Red Clover tea, hyssop tea, dandelion tea, milk thistle tea, sage tea are all great herbs to start with and can easily be purchased online or from your local natural foods store. I like the Avita brand teas and you can find instructions for tea infusion right on the box.

      Yes, I believe drinking lots of water will help. I feel that room tempature water is the best for skin conditions, and just plain filtered or distilled water, not the enhanced or flavored versions. I always recommend drinking water in addition to herbal flush teas

      You should take a closer look at the detergents you are using and may want to stay away from fabric softeners and fragranced detergents replacing them with distilled vinegar or water down what you are currently using. What kind of clothes are you wearing? In the winter, I still try to wear cotton or a cotton blend closest to my skin as this allows it to breathe the best.

      Your eating plan may also need adjustment. Eating more veggies is another herbal remedy that is often ignored (home grown is always best and yes I do recommend veggies that are grown without chemicals or animal waste do not have that wax coating layer on them.) I always recommend lowering/nixing the candy, refined sugar, meat, dairy, and wheat based grains and replacing them with healthy roots such as cassava and southern yams.

      Emotions can also come into play. Have you been really stressed out recently? Are you sleeping enough? Not enough sleep and high stress can reek havoc on the skin. Ginger tea or chamomile tea are great relaxers.

      The body also cleanses itself through breathing. You may want to look up deep breathing exercises. this is also a stress minimizer.

      And finally, one of the best ways to flush your system, is exercise. I know everyone says just jump right into something vigorous, but when my clients display skin problems, I usually recommend taking a more stress free route. 45 min - 1hr casual walking sessions at least 2x a day followed by relaxing stress lowering stretches like the forward bend standing and sitting, downward dog, and relaxing in child's pose http://www.yogajournal.com/practice/home_practice

  41. QUESTION:
    What acne system should I use?
    I tend to get acne that is very small and pink on my forehead and cheeks. They take a very long time to disappear, and my current acne system fails to get rid of them. Any suggestions?

    • ANSWER:
      The main causes of acne is toxins build up in the body and clogged pores caused by excessive oil and deadskin cells. These conditions provide a fertile ground for acne bacteria to spread and thrive.

      Most acne products only treat the symptoms and not the source. Over the counter products such as gel and cream only make your skin dry & sensitive instead of treating acne at the source.
      Prolonged use can even lead to premature aging and other health issues.

      The only way to effectively fight acne and prevent acne from coming back is to attack acne from inside the body as well as outside on the skin. So, look for an acne product that fights acne internally as well as externally. They should also contains natural ingredients since they're more safer to use and has less side effects.

      There are also things you can do at home to get rid of acne. Take actions to detoxify your body and take care of your skin and soon, you will permanently end your acne and have clear, radiant, beautiful skin!

      For the next couple of weeks, stick to the regimen below:
      -Drink a glass of warm water with lemon and honey in the morning and evening
      -Drink lots of water throughout the day to flush out the toxins
      -Eat oatmeal for breakfast
      -Eat 2 cups of yogurt a day - yogurt boost ur immune system and contain microbiotic organisms that help your digestive system and control the acid/yeast
      -Exercise regularly
      -Eat lots of green veggies (organic if possible)
      -Stay away from coffee, sugar, carbohydrates, fatty and fried food, processed food.
      -Take aloe vera pills - Aloe vera pills contains essential antioxidants and vitamins to nourish the skin and detox ur body. Go to www.amazingacnecure.com/healing_aloe.html
      -Stay out of stress - stress cause the body to produce excessive oil, which can clog the pores. Take some time to mediate and do deep breathing. That will help u to control stress.
      -Wash your face in morning and evening with gentle cleanser, use natural toner, and follow up with oil-free moisturizer

      If you have mild acne, following the above guideline should help you to control acne outbreak. However, if you have moderate to sever acne, it's best to use an acne treatment system that treat acne from the inside as well as the outside. Check out http://www.amazingacnecure.com/products_review.html for review of the best acne treatment system that can permenantly cure your acne.

  42. QUESTION:
    How can I get a Skinner bum?
    My boyfriend says he has seen pictures of Taylor Swifts bum and it is really skinny and wishes mine was like it how do I make mine skinnier?

    • ANSWER:
      Natural and safe weight loss falls between 1.5 - 2.0 lbs a week. But if we intensify ways to achieving the goal may be we can crack the deal.
      So for this month:
      1. Drink only lukewarm water whenever you are thirsty, not more than 10 glasses a day
      2. Cut down on salt completely, drink a glass of warm water before your any workouts
      3. Every morning (before breakfast and after loo) and in the evening about sunset time practice
      Sun Salutation for 6 rounds each time
      4. Drink lime and honey every morning mixed in room temperature water
      5. Avoid fats, spices and oily food
      6. When hungry prefer seasonal fruits and vegetables instead
      7. When you eat just think that 'this bite i'm chewing is getting efficiently absorbed and
      nourishing my body'. Then even you eat on the go you "eat consciously"
      8. Detox every morning:
      a. Drink one glass of water and practice Palm Tree Pose 10 times
      b. Drink second glass of water and practice Swaying Palm Tree 10 times
      c. Drink third glass of water and practice Waist Rotation Pose 10 times
      d. Drink fourth glass of water and go to the toilet and sit for 5 mins
      e. Then go to toilet and stay there for 5-7 mins without efforts and let the stomach clean itself.
      9. Workouts; Sun Salutation (morning & evenings), jog & run (as you have been doing but not
      on a treadmill but in real), Easy Bow Pose, Boat Pose, Back Stretch Pose, Universal Spinal Twist

      Out of all only restricting water intake and salt are a bit unnatural ways otherwise everything else is healthy :)
      Keep up the spirits!

      Rishi
      Yoga Teacher
      DIVINE WELLNESS- Delivering Yoga at Your Home

  43. QUESTION:
    is there a home made "recipe" that can be used to clean your colon?
    im looking for a more natural way to do this.. so now pills or mix this powder with water etc..

    • ANSWER:
      A great way to detox naturally, aside from the obvious of drinking loads of fresh filtered water, is to drink a herbal tea called Dandelion Tea. Tea made from the roots and leaves of the Dandelion plant have been traditionally used to bolster and support liver function, which is the human body's major organ of detoxification ....................... simply put 2 - 3 teaspoons organic loose leaf dandelion tea (any health food store should be able to supply you) in a teapot and infuse with hot water for 10 minutes ........... as the taste is a bit bland simply pep up the taste with an organic peppermint tea bag or flavor of your choice. When lemongrass is added to dandelion tea, it has a tonic effect on sluggish kidneys - if you have dark circles under your eyes then this is a sign of weakened kidney function.

      Drinking Dandelion tea is one of the most effective ways to detoxify your body, because it stimulates digestive enzymes and bile to allow the easier metabolism of fatty foods.

      Make sure you also drink plenty of fresh filtered water too ......... Dandelion tea is excellent for ridding the body of excess fluid. 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.

      Include loads of antioxidant rich fresh brightly colored fruits and vegies in your diet as well as this will bulk up your stools and make the elmination process far smoother.

      CHEERS

      GOOD LUCK

  44. QUESTION:
    How do ensure that I get proper sleep in the night?

    • ANSWER:
      1) Avoid watching TV before bed…especially in bed!- The bed should be reserved for two things…sleep and romance…not Desperate Housewives or football! Research shows that those who experienced the most sleep disturbances had televisions in their bedrooms and used the TV to fall asleep.

      2) Try a different pillow or mattress. It’s scary to think how long some of us have been sleeping on the same pillows and mattresses for years and years. Does your mattress provide the support you like? Do you wake with your back aching? Is there enough room for you and your sleep partner? Do you sleep better, or worse, when you sleep away from home? These are all things to ask
      yourself to determine if your mattress could be the “sabotager” of your good night’s sleep. Or more simply, just replacing your pillow with a new, fresh, higher quality version could be all that you need.

      3) Avoid caffeine late in the day. Did you know that even a small amount of caffeine even 10-12 hours before bedtime can cause problems falling asleep! Try eliminating the tea, soda and even chocolate and see if sleep improves.

      4) Listen to relaxing music. Establishing a relaxing bedtime routine, such as listening to music, could be just the thing you need to signal your body it is time to sleep. So, dim the lights and throw some slow jazz or purchase a “relaxing sounds” CD to help slow your mind and body down for an evening of peaceful sleep.

      5) Try mind- body techniques. After an action-packed day, your brain and body need to unwind and detox before sleep can occur (a.k.a. you need to chill!) Create a “ritual” for bedtime - take a bath, meditate, do some easy stretches or yoga. Try to do your “ritual” in the same way, in the same place, at the same time each night. The repetition will trigger your mind and body that it is time to relax and sleep.

      6) Try a natural sleep aid. For many people, while the above tips and suggestions may help, it often isn’t enough. if you are one of those people who really have a hard time getting to sleep and staying asleep, you may want to try a natural sleep aid.

      While over the counter sleep medications may help you fall asleep, they cannot be taken long-term and have risky side effects. A sleep aid that uses natural ingredients is a better approach to getting a solid night’s sleep.

  45. QUESTION:
    what is a creative idea for a research paper on camping?
    the paper includes why camping is a good summer get a way and then the con's about camping. all the 101 for camping basically for my english class
    i need a title, an interesting and eye catching title.

    • ANSWER:
      Why I LOVE to Camp (Ok that's your title for your con's on camping) Here are your reasons in no particular order:

      *Bugs- Kids can take butterfly nets, chase lightning bugs and learn about the environment

      *No indoor plumbing= The wonderful feeling of washing your hair in a clear running stream with biodegradable soap. Soaking in a natural hotspring, and lying in the hot sun until you're dry.

      *sleeping on the ground on top of your Thermarest pad, cozy in a warm sleeping bag with the crisp night air, cicadas and coyotes singing off in the distance , and gazing at shooting stars until you drift off to sleep. What could be better?

      *Bears or racoons getting in your food - Knowing that your food needs to be put away at night, because you keep your campsite clean just like you do your home kitchen. Animal proofing your kitchen supplies is a simple thing, and it protects future campers by preventing animals from associating campers with a food source. It's our responsibility.

      *Big hairy wolf spiders - gazing at the amazing dew-covered architecture of spiderwebs in the crook of a tree, or between blades of tall grass as you take an early morning walk with a cup of hot cocoa.

      * Rain creates mud and puts out camp fires - Listening to the rain pitter patter on the roof of your tent or tarp, as it sets the rhythm to your day: the rhythm of nature. All while you are dry and comfortable, relaxing to the sound and noticing the fresh smell of the rain on the ground. Best aromatherapy there is!

      * No place to plug in a curling iron/Hard to apply makeup - What freedom! There is no expectation of false beauty. Only true beauty of clean, anadorned skin and hair. And you can treat your hair and pores to a much needed relief -- time free of harsh chemicals and laboratory created scents from makeup and hairspray! Great way to detox your body!

      *Cooking over a fire (ever try that?) - Once you try it, you'll love it! There's something so right about cooking this way - the way our ancestors cooked. The beautiful flavor of oak absorbing into the citrus marinaded salmon filet, the popcorn you cook over the open fire, eggs & bacon sizzling in an old cast iron pan, the hot water you heat to make a cup of coffee. The best food comes off a campfire!

      *Setting up/putting a way a tent - Setting up the tent is a joy. Putting it away is a struggle, only because it signifies the end of your time away, and your return to a civilization that is overrun with unhappy people who rush towards the graveyard without ever experiencing the real world they ought to live in. They only experience the concrete one we've created and imposed upon each other. Most of those people would greatly benefit from a camping trip like you just had!

      *Lugging all your gear way into the woods & hauling it all back is a small price to pay for an amazing experience!

      *Cleaning/sanitizing dishes and utensils (especially those with egg on them). Prompt cleaning/ washing dishes while camping is no different from doing the dishes at home. Oh wait, yeah, no dishwashers in the woods. Gee, I wonder how the pioneers in the westward expansion tackled this one?? (scratchng head). lol

      *Too much work to "live" with nature. Watch Animal planet instead and you will be just as satisfied. MMM... Animal planet is a great channel, as are Discovery and PBS. It's painful to watch most mainstream TV channels. Stick to Survivorman, Nature and Meerkat Manor for quality TV. But any amount of "work" to get outside beats TV any day of the week.

  46. QUESTION:
    I'm looking for a natural way to detox my liver (Indian Ways)?
    Hi,I'm looking for a natural and home made remedy to detox the liver, instead of buying products that I'm not sure about.Love to hear some feedback!!

    • ANSWER:
      There is no way to detox your liver using products you buy in shops or concoctions you mix up at home. And truthfully, there isn't anything in your liver you need to remove- your liver cleans it's own house so to speak, that is what it does for a living. Anything you could take by mouth that would actually leach something from your body would not be very good for the rest of you either. The process you are looking at is called chelation. It's used to remove heavy metals from the body, if they have reached levels that are dangerous or causing problems. It's hazardous enough done in a hospital setting by doctors who are trained to do it, using chemicals designed to do it. The products sold to "detox" parts of the body are really nothing more than fancy laxatives. They do a number on your whole body, because diarrhea upsets everything. As long as you stick to a healthy balanced diet, your body is quite well designed to take care of itself. It doesn't need your help and doesn't appreciate the interference. Humans have existed for thousands of years without trying to cleanse their insides, and you should just trust your own body to do what it does best.

  47. QUESTION:
    How does detox work???
    I heard green tea and detox is really good for your body and loosing weight. But I know nothing about how it works, so please explain it to me. Oh and I'm 17 if that changes anything. Thanks soooooooo much!! <3

    • ANSWER:
      I think this tells it all

      Testimonials

      "I’ve lost weight, need less sleep, have more energy and the brain fog is gone!"

      "I ran into the DrNatura web site by just simply checking my email one day. My email web page ran a headline that said ‘Are you clean inside?’ I clicked on the banner and the DrNatura website popped up. I was so happy with what I was seeing because I have had colon problems all of my life and, being 42 years old, I needed to do something that would help me with low energy, brain fog, etc. However, I was pregnant at the time that I ran across the website and was upset that I would not be able to start the program until months later, after I finished nursing my babies!

      I told my sister about the program and she ordered it for our mom and for my teenage son. I was so jealous! The time came for me to order and start the program, finally! I started the first day with the capsules and one scoop of fiber and the tea for later at night. Nothing to really report after that. However, one week into the program, things started moving with regular movements; one in the morning and two or three throughout the day. I did get headaches and felt tired but I knew my body was detoxifying so I didn't mind the symptoms.

      About one month into the program with two scoops of fiber and steeping the tea for about 30 minutes, I was started to release old, greenish matter with striations. It was simply disgusting. It looked so old, like it had been decaying and sitting in my body for years! So gross! Later on, I noticed my movements were colorful, also just like I read about on the website. There were bright red things, especially. Scary!

      Then after two months taking Colonix, I went out of town for the weekend. I really started releasing huge movements about every 4 hours. I felt sorry for the people on the plane who had to sit next to the restroom after I went in! I was waking in the morning with bags under my eyes with dark circles. I've never had these ‘bags’ before, like there was fluid under my eyes. One morning, the bags were there but this time, they were red and itchy. I knew it was because of the program and I just figured the herbs were killing the parasites in my body. Sure enough, I was going to the bathroom with each time releasing large amounts of matter.

      A few weeks later, I started seeing little white things that looked like grains of rice in my movements practically every time I had to go. There were lots of them and it was disgusting but I was so glad that I was getting rid of these things from my body!

      I am now finished with three months on the program and feel like a new person. I try to tell anyone who will listen how wonderful this program is! I have lost so much weight (I don't weight myself, but believe me, I can tell with the way my clothes fit and how I can now wear things that just weren't fitting before!), I need less sleep at night, have much more energy and best of all no more brain fog! I had the classic stomach ‘pooch’ like so many people have described, but it's gone now! Like I said before, I was plagued by all the classic symptoms of terrible constipation all my life but no more!

      I can't stand the thought of drinking a soda or eating any candy, white bread, just about anything that's not wholesome and natural. I feel and look great! Everyone has got to try it to believe it. Colonix is worth every cent. I just ordered packs for three months for my husband, who is working overseas and is complaining of feeling bloated and lethargic. The Colonix packs will be here when he returns home next week. It's so fulfilling to be able to help people that you love to feel better and become healthy. Colonix has changed my life."
      - Margaret G., San Antonio, TX, Sep 21, 2007

  48. QUESTION:
    Doctors, Are accutane for ACNE really that bad for you in the long run?
    Im a male and im already thinking of taking it again for the third time. The previous doctor told me that there is a 20% chance of failure and have to take it again. The first time I took it was 6 years ago. IT cured me but it came back a year and a half later. And it came back pretty bad as well. Then the second time I took it really cured me. Until now which is a 4 year time lapse since I took it. Although this time was not as bad as previous one, but I noticed that its getting worst and it could get worst if I dont control what I eat. So doctors,Im taking some medication but its not helping much., It got better but still not as effective as accutane would have. I mean I have to be very strict on what I eat yet it still comes out every now and then. I want to take the accutane again!
    Although I know some of the potential consequences, I'm concern about any possible long term effect of taking this medication. Is there any long term effect? And should I consider taking it again?

    • ANSWER:
      Hi, If you take the Accutane again it might help again short term but the ance will keep comming back and each time you take it you could be further damaging your health for the long term. Topical treatments i.e cleansers and lotions will only treat the outside and may help mild acne, but i'm guessing if you got Roaccutane that your ance is more serious. Ance as you more than likely know is an enternal problem not much to do with oily skin or bacteria that is just a result. I think your best bet to cure your ance once and for all would be to find out exactly what hormones/internal problems are causing it. You can buy hormone tests to do at home and send away to a lab to get the results if you dont have a local endocrinologist (hormone specialist). Excess Testosterone causes excess sebum (skin oil) and tends to be a main factor in ance, there are natural herbs that can help balance testosterone levels such as saw palmetto. What you eat can trigger ance in a sense since the skin is the largest filteration organ in the body so if you have a toxic build up and your liver and kidneys are over worked the body naturally expels it through the skin, a detoxification program may work for you. Hormonal imbalance throws the whole body outta whack and can cause toxic build up. think of it this way if not alot of toxins are going in to your body then they can't come out either through your skin. You need to detox your system incourage liver function as to stop toxic build up and balance your hormones. If you have a local naturopath then i would recommend going to see them. I'm not a doctor however i was an ance sufferer due to a hormonal imbalance. Roaccutane is high levels of a chemical similiar to vitamin A it temporaly suppresses skin oil production.

      More common accutane side effects may include:
      Conjunctivitis (``pinkeye''), dry or fragile skin, dry or cracked lips, dry mouth, dry nose, itching, joint pains, nosebleed

      Less common accutane side effects may include:
      Bowel inflammation and pain, chest pain, decreased night vision, decreased tolerance to contact lenses, delay in wound healing, depression, fatigue, headache, nausea, peeling palms or soles, rash, skin infections, stomach and intestinal discomfort, sunburn-sensitive skin, thinning hair, urinary discomfort, vision problems, vomiting

      It is definelty not recommended for long term or repeated use.

      If you do however choose to use it again please make an informed decision and consult your doctor with any concerns.

      Also if roaccutane works for you, you might want to try this it acts in the same way roaccutane does without the side effects.
      http://www.vilantae.co.uk/?gclid=CKXHwfOlgosCFQU6EAoduzk2Gw

      Also try this website where better to go for advise than to people with the same problem as you
      http://acne.org/

      Good luck hope this helps

  49. QUESTION:
    Best way to cure headaches?
    I have had headaches every day since I was a child. My doctor has prescribed me many preventative migraine and headache medicines over the years but nothing has worked! Does anyone know of a medicine that works or any at home natural remedies for curing headaches? Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      first of all stop medication if it's not working and get a goOd whole-food multivitamin like Essential Multiple (link 1) or Alive! Whole Food Energizer Multivitamin (link 2).

      2) headaches are inflicted by stress mostly or dehydration i.e. always make sure that you are well hydrated (remember our bodies are 70% water) and try to not worry so much about things.

      3) If the headacheas come from staying up trying to work but your brain's all fuzzy, you can try Go Heads Up! (link 3) which a natural supplement which is taken as needed i.e. when you are supposed to be focused but your brain is doing fuzzy logic. (I can personally attest to this cause as a final year university student with deadline apon deadlines)

      4)If is overall stress, close your eyes and put a cold rag on it and go lie down. You can also take a rest and/or rub/massage in a fingertip of lavendar oil on your temples

      you may also try taking a detox based on how much junk food you consume

      PS NO VITAMIN/SUPPLEMENT WILL WORK TO ITS MAX POTENTIAL IF YOU ARE NOT EATING AND RESTING PROPERLY. THEY CAN ONLY HELP YOUR BODY REACH THAT FAR.

      hope this helps

  50. QUESTION:
    what kind of acne treatments are the best?
    i like proavtiv, skin id, clearsil, clean and clear, biore, and nuetrogeena
    what is the best or worst
    any other ones i should try

    • ANSWER:
      The main causes of acne is toxins build up in the body and clogged pores caused by excessive oil and deadskin cells. These conditions provide a fertile ground for acne bacteria to spread and thrive.

      Most acne products only treat the symptoms and not the source. Over the counter products such as gel and cream only make your skin dry & sensitive instead of treating acne at the source.
      Prolonged use can even lead to premature aging and other health issues.

      The only way to effectively fight acne and prevent acne from coming back is to attack acne from inside the body as well as outside on the skin. So, look for an acne product that fights acne internally as well as externally. They should also contains natural ingredients since they're more safer to use and has less side effects.

      There are also things you can do at home to get rid of acne. Take actions to detoxify your body and take care of your skin and soon, you will permanently end your acne and have clear, radiant, beautiful skin!

      For the next couple of weeks, stick to the regimen below:
      -Drink a glass of warm water with lemon and honey in the morning and evening
      -Drink lots of water throughout the day to flush out the toxins
      -Eat oatmeal for breakfast
      -Eat 2 cups of yogurt a day - yogurt boost ur immune system and contain microbiotic organisms that help your digestive system and control the acid/yeast
      -Exercise regularly
      -Eat lots of green veggies (organic if possible)
      -Stay away from coffee, sugar, carbohydrates, fatty and fried food, processed food.
      -Take aloe vera pills - Aloe vera pills contains essential antioxidants and vitamins to nourish the skin and detox ur body. Go to www.amazingacnecure.com/healing_aloe.html
      -Stay out of stress - stress cause the body to produce excessive oil, which can clog the pores. Take some time to mediate and do deep breathing. That will help u to control stress.
      -Wash your face in morning and evening with gentle cleanser, use natural toner, and follow up with oil-free moisturizer

      If you have mild acne, following the above guideline should help you to control acne outbreak. However, if you have moderate to sever acne, it's best to use an acne treatment system that treat acne from the inside as well as the outside. Check out http://www.amazingacnecure.com/products_review.html for review of the best acne treatment system that can permenantly cure your acne.


natural ways to detox your body at home

How Do You Detoxify Your Body

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    What are ways to detoxify your body of marijuana?
    I want to help out a friend who is looking to rid themselves of the trace of weed. He wants to get clean this summer and detoxify his body and needs drinks or methods to do so.

    He has a high metabolism, slim and size (around 169 and 6'1 ft tall). He only smoked for about a month atleast once of twice a week and stopped for a whole week once.

    Also what are some quick methods just in case he wants to apply for jobs?

    • ANSWER:
      So a couple of weeks ago I came in to apply for a job and found out that they were going to drug test once I was asked in for a interview, I was worried because I had a hit of weed just that last weekend. I wanted to rid my body of any THC before the interview, but didn't know how. I asked my boyfriend who is almost an occasional pot smoker of how to wash any remaining THC from my system. He told me that his cousin took shots of vinegar. I asked him if it worked for his cousin and my boyfriend said that when he got drug tested, the results came out negative. I took two shots of vinegar in two days, while plugging my nose; the shots went down pretty harshly, but they worked. Unfortunetly I never got drug tested after my interview, but if my cousin told me that vinegar has helped me more than once for a drug test I almost guarrentee that it will help your friend out too.

      Remember though, that all bodies are different. A person who smokes all the time will have THC in their body longer than an occasional weed smoker. From doing some research most weed websites have said the same thing about how long weed stays in the body, but some have said different things about how to get rid of the body. Another handy product that has worked for a lot of weed smokers trying to rid the weed from their system, is Quick Fix. Your friend can get it online for around to twenty or maybe thirty dollars, hopefully less. Hope this helped, and good luck to your friend:-)

  2. QUESTION:
    What is the best way for someone to detoxify their body of any drugs?
    And how long does it take?
    What is the quickest way to detoxify your body of any drugs?

    • ANSWER:
      To detoxify one's body of drug use, it takes time. First, the drug use has to stop. Secondly, one has to wait until nature rids the body of remnants of the drugs in one's system. Drink a lot of water to purify the body. Cranberry juice can also help cleanse the kidneys of infection.

  3. QUESTION:
    What are some ways to detoxify the body?
    What are some ways to detoxify the body without taking pills or herbals or anything?

    • ANSWER:
      When detoxing the accepted foods are (generally):

      -Fruit/PURE Fruit juice
      -Veggies
      -Unprocessed beans and lentils
      -Tofu
      -Oats
      -Fish
      -Unsalted nuts and seeds
      -Plain natural yogurt
      -Pure honey
      -Water
      -Herbal/green tea

      The foods you SHOULDN'T be eating are:

      -Red meat, chicken, turkey and most other meat products
      -Milk, cheese, eggs, cream
      -Butter and margarine
      -Any food that contains wheat including bread
      -Chocolate, sweets, jam and sugar
      -Processed foods
      -Alcohol, coffee, black or sweetened tea
      -Salt

      Detoxing should only be done for a short amount of time, maximum one week, to cleanse and detoxify your body.

  4. QUESTION:
    How does water detoxify your body? Is it that it just flushes you out like when you urinate or how's it work?
    I'd like to try and detoxify my body from junk food that I've eaten in the past. I've heard water is a great detoxifier. Is that all I need to do is drink lots of water to detoxify?

    • ANSWER:
      Water does flush out some toxins,and yes, it comes out in the Urine and also in the bowel movements But to get your digestive system flushed out you need to have a deeper cleanse.
      If you would care to contact me I can put you in touch with a friend who formulates a wonderful one.
      Also where do you live? I like to know that I have friends in different parts of this wide world.

  5. QUESTION:
    How to detoxify your body from medications?
    I took a medication called Clomipramine and I am getting lot of the side effects. And its making me really ill. I want to know how to detoxify my body so I can feel better. Symptoms are: nervousness, shakiness, nausea, perspiration, trouble sleeping, muscle twitching, and headaches.

    • ANSWER:
      Wow...medicines have an active life and I would suggest helping stay healthy by keeping hydrated and resting. Baths might help alleviate some of it. There are alternative medicine suggestions for detoxing like teas at health food stores that may help.

  6. QUESTION:
    What is the best program to clean your colon and/or detoxify your body?
    I would like to know if anyone knows a good medicine, liquid, program, etc to detoxify your body and if Dr.Naturas Colonix works

    • ANSWER:
      The one that i hear is good is the Renew Life

      http://www.renewlife.com/

  7. QUESTION:
    What is a good way to detoxify your body at home?
    I want to start off the new year right. And wanted to know what is a good way to detoxify your body.
    This is just so i can get an idea of how to make my life healthier. I don't do drugs or drink so i'm not doing this because of those things. i just want to feel better and loose some weight.

    • ANSWER:
      I've taken these entries from a website (source below) and re-arranged them to meet your needs. If you click on the link below I've omitted some that weren't "useful". Good luck

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

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

      3. Drink at least 2 quarts of water daily.

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

      5. Transform stress by emphasizing positive emotions.

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

      btw, Merry Christmas

  8. QUESTION:
    Does green apple really help to detoxify your body?
    Does green apple really help to detoxify your body? It tastes a bit sour than red apple.

    • ANSWER:
      No, your body is perfectly capable of "detoxing" and "cleansing" itself, that's what your kidneys, liver, and other organs are for. In fact, most "detox" diets do more harm to your bodies ability to cleanse toxins then just eating a normal diet.

  9. QUESTION:
    What is a trustful product to cleanse your colons and detoxify your body?
    Changing my life style...excersising, getting in better shape, giving up starchy foods, breads and especially red meat. I want to start the right way and one method I am interested in is to cleanse my body, intestines...pretty much detoxify my body. Suggestions, please?

    • ANSWER:
      There are many colonic cleansers commercially available, and a variety of ways of getting the toxins out of your body.

      I stay away from all of that, and stick to drinking green tea in the mornings (natural anti-oxidant) and cranberry juice in the afternoons and evenings (stay away from the sugary kinds - and keep on eye on the label, some 'cranberry' juice contains less than 5% actual cranberry juice). Drinking plenty of water is another often overlooked method of cleaning your body out. Take plenty of vitamins, and get regular exercise.

      A lot of people end up making themselves sick, or creating other problems by attempting to do too much to 'cleanse' themselves (especially all at once). Remember to enjoy yourself - as your mental health is equally as important as physical health. Go out and have fun, don't always worry about counting every calorie or staying away from foods you want to eat. I hold that you can eat nearly anything (within reason) and as long as you stay physically active, you won't put on extra weight or have other health issues.

  10. QUESTION:
    What is a good way to cheaply detoxify your body?
    A lot of health stores sell liver cleansing and colon cleaning regiments.... but is there a cheaper way of detoxifying your body?

    • ANSWER:
      Try a 1-3 day juice fast, drink only unsweetened natural fruit and vegetable juices along with plenty of water. Add a little salt especially if you are sweating a lot. Moderate exercise is ok but don't overexert yourself.

      If you feel like you need extra colon cleansing then include prune juice, but be prepared to spend a lot of time in the bathroom getting "cleansed" :)

  11. QUESTION:
    How often should I detoxify my body?
    When I detoxify my body I do the fruit juice fast but I need to no how long to do it for and how often. Thanks!!!

    • ANSWER:
      You shouldn't detoxify your body at all. Just eat healthy, normal meals. Your body will take care of itself.

  12. QUESTION:
    Best and easiest way to Detoxify my body?
    They advertise those foot pads on TV that you sleep in and they pull toxins out each night. That seems dumb to me, but what Would detoxify my body?

    • ANSWER:
      Attempt to eat very, very little sugar. None, if possible. Try to eat mostly raw foods - veggies mainly. See the source provided.

  13. QUESTION:
    is it safe to detoxify your body by drinking water and not eating for the whole day?
    i always feel guilty after i've had a day of just pigging out on junkfood...is it safe to just drink water the whole day the next day to detoxify your body?? i've never actually tried it coz im so weak lol but i just want to know if it's safe?

    • ANSWER:
      there is such a thing as non-purging bulimia and what you're proposing is on track to developing an eating disorder. your healthiest option would be to not eat junk food all day, whether or not you try to reverse it by supposedly detoxifying. the whole idea of detoxing by starving your body is b.s. and you're likely to screw up your metabolism by doing so.

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

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

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

  15. QUESTION:
    How one can detoxify the body?
    I am always of the opino ion that if blood and oxygen flow of one's body is appropriate then he/she will be free of serious disease. Does aleopathy have any medicine which can help in detoxifying the body or any medicine which can break the blockages which cause the heart attacks.

    • ANSWER:
      Oh my god in heaven

      This lady just recommended you to swallow pills to cleanse your body.

      I have somewhat of a weekly routine when I feel Im full of toxins and waste , I fast for a day, sometimes two and drink alot of water

      You cant flush out the toxins with more toxins , you need to clean out, you need to fast and drink water

  16. QUESTION:
    What weight loss program helps you detoxify and loss weight at a good rate?
    I want to detoxify my body and loss weight healthily and rapidly. I want to lose 90 lbs by the end of the year.

    • ANSWER:
      I did south beach and I lost about 50 pounds in not even 3 months. And I've kept it off for almost 2 years now. I found it to be the easiest diet because it pretty much told you what you could and couldn't eat and you didn't have to count points or anything like that. What I lost really isn't typical for the amount of time I did it but I know others who have done it and they got really good results from it as well.

  17. QUESTION:
    What weight loss program helps you detoxify and loss weight at a good rate?
    I want to detoxify my body and loss weight healthily and rapidly. I want to lose 90 lbs by the end of the year.

    • ANSWER:
      I did fatloss4idiots diet plan and I lost about 50 pounds in not even 3 months. And I've kept it off for almost 2 years now. I found it to be the easiest diet because it pretty much told you what you could and couldn't eat and you didn't have to count points or anything like that. What I lost really isn't typical for the amount of time I did it but I know others who have done it and they got really good results from it as well.

      http://beam.to/revealweightlossfact

  18. QUESTION:
    How do I detoxify my system correctly?
    I was just wondering what is correct way to detoxify your body safely?

    Another words, what foods and/or liquids should I intake in order to safely remove all the harmful toxins from my body?

    Thanks for your input.

    • ANSWER:
      Drinking purified water is an easy way to detoxify your body. And so is increasing your intake of fiber. Eating more fibrous foods will have your bowels moving more fluently and regularly.

  19. QUESTION:
    How do I detoxify my body?
    I have heard of things like the master detox diet and all that other stuff... but I just want to take a week and try a detoxifying diet. I just don't know exactly what to do. I do go to school therefore I still want to have energy, so what do you guys recommend? Oh and no I am not trying to do this to loose weight.... even though that will happen by the time i finish the diet, right now I really want to detoxify my body. SO help please :)

    • ANSWER:
      Detox improves health, energy, resistance to disease, mental state, digestion, as well as aiding in weight loss. Many dietitians, and doctors, however, regard 'detox diets' as less effective than drinking a glass of water, and view 'detox diets' as generally harmless but a waste of money."Detox" diets usually suggest that water, or fruits and vegetables compose a majority of one's food intake. Limiting this to unprocessed (and sometimes also non-GM) foods is often advocated. Limiting or eliminating alcohol is also a major factor, and drinking more water is similarly recommended. More tips here
      http://cashsunshine.blogspot.com/search/label/Detoxification

  20. QUESTION:
    How can my aunt detoxify her body when she's a diabetic?
    my aunt wants to detoxify her body and get prepared for more weight loss ..but shes a diabetic is there a special kind of detox because of her being a diabetic??? and how can i detoxify my body and im not a diabetic??
    Please help iw ould like proffesional advice please

    Recomend a doctor to answer

    • ANSWER:
      She can stop eating processed foods and fats.
      She can eat clean fruits, veggies and lean protein .
      Exercise and checking your sugars in important too.

  21. QUESTION:
    What other supplements can I take besides kelp and flax seed to benefit my body?
    I'm kind of a health freak, very healthy diet, strict workout plan, and some supplements mainly flax seed and kelp. Besides these, what other natural supplements could I take to benefit/detoxify my body long term?

    • ANSWER:
      Highly nutritious foods you should consider: sprouts, chlorella, spirulina, paprika, turnip greens, mustard greens, kale, garlic, brewers yeast, raw almonds, ground flax seeds & chia seeds.

      For optimal health, I advocate a low carb way of eating. As long as you have <9grams carbs per hour,
      you will maintain insulin control, which will balance hormones & allow your body to function properly. You shouldn't gain weight, no matter the calories, because insulin (the ONLY fat storage hormone) isn't activated.

      I personally believe in using fat as fuel instead of carbohydrates. Fat is totally benign in the absence of insulin. There aren't enough calories in vegetables & fruits to fuel the body, if you get enough calories from carbs to fuel the body, then you maintain an almost constant high insulin level with roller coaster blood glucose levels. I recommend fats from butter, coconut, olives, nuts, fish & meats, chia seeds & flax seeds.

      When you restrict higher carb, lower nutrition foods, it becomes much easier to greatly increase vegetables in your diet. Change your mindset just adapt it to low carb -
      replace bread with lettuce
      replace pasta with cabbage
      replace rice with cauliflower
      replace potatoes with brocolli

      Carbohydrates trigger insulin (the fat storage hormone). Protein triggers the fat burning hormone glucagon.

      High carb levels trigger insulin which unbalance other hormones, promote inflammation, weight gain, hunger. Controlling insulin levels will balance out other hormones and allow sex hormones (testosterone in men) & human growth hormone (HGH) to be produced naturally so lean muscle will be gained even without exercise.

      Paprika - 1 Tablespoon = 20 cal = 71% DV Vit.A - 8% DV Vit.C - 10% DV Vit.E - 14% DV Vit.B6 - 9% DV Iron & others way too many to list.

      Brewer's Yeast Powder - Two tblspns. provide a whole lot of nutrition! 158% RDA Chromium - 90% Selenium - 88% B2 - 80% B1 - 50% Copper - 50% Niacin - 40% B6

      Chia seeds sound so expensive but 1# will make 10# food - Amazon.com has couple lbs. for shipped to you. I buy in bulk (24#) from getchia.com for .83# with free shipping.

      Chia seeds - 3.5 oz is nearly 500 calories, half calories from fat (high in Omega3 fatty acids) 38g fiber 151%DV & 16grams of COMPLETE protein for 6grams carbs & 63% DV Calcium - 95% Phosphorus - 23% Zinc - 9% Copper - 108% Manganese.

      Faux tapioca - 2 cups of water, 5 scoops of low carb whey protein powder, stir together & add cup of chia seeds, after they have started to absorb the water, add in 2 cans of coconut milk & sweetener if you like and mix it all in. Can be eaten after an hour but will be better tomorrow. Cream a pkg. of cream cheese into a can of pumpkin and add to the faux tapioca for an even more nutritious pumpkin pie pudding.

      Ground flax seed (4 Tbsp) 1/4 cup water, sweetener, cinnamon & mix in a raw egg - let sit 10 min. to absorb liquid, put some cream cheese in the middle & nuke 2 minutes. Suggested for daily fiber needs.

      I make a "porridge" as suggested by Dr.Mercola - low carb whey powder & water, I add ground flax seeds, chia seeds, sunflower seeds, almonds, coconut milk, tahini (ground sesame seeds) & raw egg. All seeds & nuts are raw & soaked to germinate them.

      Flax seed - 3.5oz - 534 cal - 65% calories from fat (high in Omega3 fatty acids) for 2gram carb - 27g fiber 109%DV - 26% DV Calcium - 64% Phosphorus - 29% Zinc - 61% Copper - 124% Manganese - 36% Selenium - 98% Magnesium - 32% Iron - 110% Thiamin - 9% B2 Riboflavin - 15% B3 Niacin - 24% Vit.B6 - 22% Folate - 10% Vit.B5.- 39% Potassium

      Raw nuts are living and full of the energy of life and should be capable of building a tree. Roasted nuts are dead & they may still provide some nutrients, but none can compare to the nutrients and enzymes from a live food.

      Unfortunately, raw does not necessarily mean living.

      Commercially sold almonds are now required to be pasteurized turning a live food into a dead one. You can not sprout an almond that has been irradiated. I buy my almonds direct from growers off ebay. I get 20# for less than # including shipping.

      Almonds- 3.5oz - 575 cal - 72% calories from fat for 10gram carb & 26% DV Calcium - 48% Phosphorus - 21% Zinc - 50% Copper - 114% Manganese - 67% Magnesium - 21% Iron - 14% Thiamin - 60% B2 Riboflavin - 17% B3 Niacin - 131% Vit.E - Potassium 20%

      Sunflower seeds - 3.5oz - 81% Magnesium - 18% Potassium - 584 cal -11gram carb - 9g fiber 34%DV - 8% DV Calcium - 66% Phosphorus - 33% Zinc - 90% Copper - 97% Manganese - 76% Selenium - 29% Iron - 99% Thiamin - 21% B2 Riboflavin - 42% B3 Niacin - 67% Vit.B6 - 57% Folate - 11% Vit.B5. - 166% Vit.E

      Dried Cilantro 1oz - 49% Magnesium - 36% Potassium - 35% DV Calcium - 13% Phosphorus - 9% Zinc - 25% Copper - 89% Manganese - 12% Selenium - 66% Iron - 23% Thiamin - 25% B2 Riboflavin - 15% B3 Niacin - 9% Vit.B6 - 19% Folate - Vit.A 33% - vit C 264% - 476% Vit.K

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

      Good luck.

  23. QUESTION:
    How can I detoxify my body?
    How can I detoxify my body? And naturally? I heard you can use lemon juice and herbs. Also, how much weight will that help me lose?

    • ANSWER:

  24. QUESTION:
    Does Niacin work for cleasing your body quickly, and how do you use it?
    I need to know if niacin detoxifies your body. How long it takes, and how to use it properly to make it work.

    • ANSWER:
      yes i have done it mant times..it helps because it is a fat burner and marijuana store itself in fat.......dont listen ti idiots

  25. QUESTION:
    What are some good body cleansing kits i can buy at the store or health center?
    Please i need some cleansing diet kit names. So i can detoxify my body thnks :)

    • ANSWER:
      This cleansing fad is actually quite unhealthy. Your body will naturally "cleanse" itself if you eat a healthy diet with plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables. Make sure you grill or bake your meats instead of frying them.

      I wish you well.

  26. QUESTION:
    How can you detox your body before a drug test ?
    I'm 16 living in Miami, Fl and I'm applying for Burger King, I heard they give you a drug test and I smoke pot. So how can I detoxify my body ? Please no rude comments :) Help !

    • ANSWER:
      THC is fat soluble, meaning it remains in your fat cells and leaves through your urinary tract, sweat, feces, etc. Assuming its a urine test: Exercise and low fat diet for THC in the fat cells, cranberry extract for thc clinging to your urinary tract. Im assuming you have at least 2 weeks before the test since you haven't applied yet. so you should be fine.

      Most importantly, quit smoking now, obviously that will help more than anything.

      p.s. I worked for Burger King about 8 years ago. I never took a drug test for them. Then again its a franchise so it probably depends on the owner.

  27. QUESTION:
    Which organelle detoxifys the body from alcohol?
    I just CANT figure this out, which organelle detoxifys the body!?!?! I thought it was the Smooth ER but someof my friends say the Mitochondria! Some websites say its the mito, others say smooth Er! help!

    • ANSWER:
      What I found it says it's the Smooth ER.

  28. QUESTION:
    Am i detoxifying my body by losing weight?
    I have been on a better diet for about a month now and have lost 2 lbs a week.
    By cutting the fried food, oils like butter and sugar am i detoxifying my body?
    I also drink a lot of water, no soda's at all sometimes i have tea.

    • ANSWER:
      There is really no such thing as detoxifying. Your liver breaks down metabolites 24 hours a day and your kidneys excrete them. Toxins (with the exception of heavy metals) do not build up in the body (heavy metals do but you cant ever excrete them). You do not need to detox, just eat healthy to look after you body's natural detoxifiers.

      It is true that you can build up ketones if you are starving yourself but your weight loss of 2lb a week is fine and healthy. You wont be building up ketones at this rate.

      Cutting down on these foods is great, keep up the good work.

  29. QUESTION:
    How can I detox my body from toxin build-up?
    Does any one know of a fast or natural something that I can do to completely detoxify my body? I am not referring to a detox from drugs or alcohol, just from day to day toxins that build up in your body.

    Thanks.
    I'm not trying to loose weight. I am trying get healthy. I was diagnosed with an auto immunde disease and I was told that my body is very toxic. I need to get rid of the toxins so that I can get healthier.

    • ANSWER:
      Just soak yourself in the tub with salt and lemon for a whole night and you will be all set...

  30. QUESTION:
    Have you ever tried to detox your body through fasting?
    Just curious if anyone has any "real" knowledge about detoxifying their body through fasting. I am addicted to coffee/caffeine, sweets, processed foods. I constantly feel sluggish, no energy. Was considering a cleansing program of some sort and would be interested to hear from those who might have some first hand knowledge or experience.

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

      Beginner's Guide to Dieting - http://straightdiet.com

  31. QUESTION:
    How do you detoxify your system?
    I would like to start detoxifying my body. I've never done this before. I've heard that you should fast as well as drink only fruit juice etc. Also, I've heard that I should be taking some herbal pills to help with this process. Unsure of how long it takes to do this.

    I would love to hear from anyone in this field or anyone who practices this themselves.
    Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      I have had great results with a product called Isagenix.

      This product is only available by distributor.
      This is a great detox program.

      I have a video on line that you can watch from an actual doctor that talks about detoxing.

      Please email me at bignlild@msn.com to find out more.

      This product is all natural and has no side affects. It is also healthy

  32. QUESTION:
    How can I detox my body at home?
    I am a recovering alcoholic, however I feel that there is still residual toxins in my body. I am very fatigued, I have mood swings, and I do not feel very healthy like I did when I was in 21 day inpatient treatment. I know that going to the chiropractor always makes me feel better are there other ways to detoxify my body and get my glow and energy back?
    Another indication to me that I have built up toxins is that I have been getting panic attacks with increasing regularity.

    • ANSWER:
      I'm a recovered alcoholic. 11 years.

      1. Exercise.
      2. See a doctor about the panic attacks.

      Good luck.

  33. QUESTION:
    What are some ways to detox your body?
    I have been feeling kinda crappy lately and I want to detoxify my body to see if it helps. If anyone has any ideas about how I can do this at home without buying one of those detox kits, it would be great. THANKS!!

    • ANSWER:
      go on the master cleaners web sight,that the only detox that i know that fast and realy help,i had zits since i was 13 im 19 and it clearn my ance in like 7 days its beiity cool

  34. QUESTION:
    Does Laser Tattoo Removal Surgery really increase a risk of toxic metals from the ink and poisons the body?
    I am interested in getting a pretty large tattoo removed that i got on a whim without thinking and want it off due to my increased regret and unhappiness that is associated with this mistake. I have went to many dermatologists and laser centers for consultations to get more information on the procedure, and they all seem to be confidant that i can get results since I have light skin and it is black ink that i want removed. I also had a test spot to see how I would cope with the laser and i found it to be less painful and less uncomfortable than i initially thought. So i really want to go on with laser tattoo sessions but I am afraid of something else now. I read an article in my research that some colors can break down into highly toxic metals and get trapped inside the body and possibly harm it. Is this proven fact in the medical field or is it just a research going on??? Is Laser Tattoo Removal generally a safe procedure??? What methods can be used to DETOXIFY the body from such toxic materials in the event that there is true to this?? Thank you.

    • ANSWER:
      Chris, a dermatologist is also a doctor.
      Your dermatologist should be explaining ALL the pros and cons of the procedure.
      If your board certified dermatologist is not concerned, I would not be either.
      [ Though I have never gotten a tattoo. ]

  35. QUESTION:
    Is it bad to drink green tea if you are trying to detoxify your body? because its still tea isn't it?
    i read that you shouldn't drink tea and coffee if u are trying to detoxify ur body. the coffee bit makes sense. but if u stay away from tea does that mean u cant drink green tea either?

    • ANSWER:
      "detoxify" is thrown around way too much. It is just a thing made up by a bunch of yoga hippies wanting to make a few quick bucks.

  36. QUESTION:
    Whats the best way to detoxify your body?
    I ve heard that we should eat only fruit and vegetables one or two days in week to detoxify our bodies.
    What do u think is it the best way to do it?
    @Brett,from toxins obviously,what else? lol
    @Kerry S.,thanks a lot ^^

    • ANSWER:
      Organic fruits & veggies
      LOTS of water
      Stay off any prescription meds
      Eat Whole wheat breads, pasta & rice
      Avoid any processed foods
      Avoid soda and juices with refined sugar
      You could make your own fresh fruit juice

  37. QUESTION:
    How to detoxify body at home?
    Getting lots of yucky pimples and skin on face has been bad lately, also haven't been feeling great in the stomach for a few days.

    How to get toxins out and detoxify at home, without having to buy any drinks etc. thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      The fruit and vegetables detox is probably the easiest way to it as in http://au.search.yahoo.com/search?p=%22fruit+and+vegetables+detox%22&fr=ush-ans

  38. QUESTION:
    The best way to detox before becoming vegetarian?
    I need to cleanse by body after eating tons of meat and junk food over the last few days.
    What's is a natural way to detoxify my body?
    I'm not looking for a diet pill, or to buy anything besides some healthy foods. But I have no idea what I should eat and for how long.
    Can someone help me out?

    • ANSWER:
      You might try drinking acidic things- lemon juice, green teas, and apple cider vinegar. But only do those in addition to eating healthy foods- you don't need to do a dramatic purging cleansing of your body. If you gradually and healthily transition to a vegetarian lifestyle your body will cleanse itself over time. That's healthier and easier to maintain than an up-and-down, binge-and-purge cycle.

  39. QUESTION:
    Can bourbon with lot of OAK and FATTY OILS be much harder to detoxify?
    Id like to know if bourbons that have
    a lot of wood, big charring and lot of fatty tree oils left in be much harder to detoxify in body?

    I feel a big strain on my body. even weeks later when ever a drink these types of bourbons/whiskies with the characteristics i mention above.

    • ANSWER:
      Perhaps now that you are 71 you should ease up on the booze eh............

  40. QUESTION:
    How do you detoxify your body if the food you ate has mold?
    I know eating foods with mold can be very dangerous. But how can you detoxify or cure your body if the food you ate accidentally had molds in it?

    • ANSWER:
      if you aren't already sick, chances are that it was a beneficial mold, and is actually good for you. Not all mold is toxic, in fact, many antibiotics are produced from molds.

  41. QUESTION:
    How to Increase chances of passing hair follicle test?
    My friend needs to take a hair follicle drug test as soon as possible for a new job. She has been clean from everything for about 2 weeks. She knows that it is highly unlikely that she will pass but is there any kind of detox out there that might help? Maybe something to detoxify her body so that her system will be clean and then maybe she can shave her head (she has really short hair already) and wait for the new clean hair to grow out, and THEN she can go take the test. Does anyone have any ideas?

    • ANSWER:
      Shaving her head is not going to help a thing. They can get hair from anywhere on the body, and they do, even the pubic region! Your hair acts like rings in a tree trunk. Everything is stored there. Unfortunately, there is nothing she can do to pass a hair follicle test.

  42. QUESTION:
    Are fruit fasts effective and do they work?
    I'm wanting to go on a fruit fast which means eating nothing but fruit for two days to detoxify my body, will this work? Or will I gain weight? I've heard nothing but good things about it but I'm afraid it will be too much sugar i will be consuming low glycemic fruits such as berries,apples,peaches,nectarines and bananas

    • ANSWER:
      "Detox diet" is basically a euphemism for crash diet. You do not need to 'detox' if you have a healthy liver and kidneys; your body eliminates toxins on its own. Detoxes and fasts do not give you enough nutrients or energy, resulting in bad mood, low productivity, etc. You will lose some weight, but probably regain it if you just jump straight into your old eating habits. The best way to 'clean up' your body is to eat healthy and exercise.

      However, planned 'detox' programmes do have some benefits - they alkalise & evacuate your digestive system, as well as teach discipline in eating and allowing you to kick-start a long term diet plan. One that I have personally tried is the Nosh Detox ABC 3-day programme; noshdetox.com. It's tough, but it does work in the sense that it cleared up my skin, normalised my digestion, etc. But I've never eaten junk food or heavily processed food, for for me it was a matter of teaching me to savour smaller portions, etc. so to improve your health & lose weight long term you do need to do more than just a detox.

      As for sugar, fruit isn't added sugar, and won't give you diabetes. Especially not just two or three days. But that's not the point here; the point is that you will probably be unable to create a perfectly balanced plan yourself.

      So, the bottom line is, that if you really want to do a 'detox', go for a specialised programme and use it as a kick-start. Otherwise, just eat healthy. You can find very good advice on cleaning up your diet on eatingwell.com.

  43. QUESTION:
    Are fruit fasts effective and do they work?
    I'm wanting to go on a fruit fast which means eating nothing but fruit for two days to detoxify my body, will this work? Or will I gain weight? I've heard nothing but good things about it but I'm afraid it will be too much sugar i will be consuming low glycemic fruits such as berries,apples,peaches,nectarines and bananas

    • ANSWER:
      A fruit fast may be the closest thing to a perfect diet that has ever been created. In fruit fasting, you only eat and drink fresh fruits and fresh fruit juice. As the human body was created to be fed fruits and vegetables, it makes since this type of diet would still be a good weight loss option.

      One of the great things about a fruit fast is that your body continues to get all the nutrition it needs to keep running. Fruits are broken down into a sugar called glucose. This sugar is the main fuel for the brain. With lots of glucose present, your brain will continue to work at its best and you won’t suffer any lack of concentration during your diet.

      Fruits are also a good source of vitamins so your immune system will stay well fed also. The vitamins and antioxidants in fruits will also help your body to heal and to cleanse itself of toxins.

      Fruits are also a good diet food because you can eat a lot of fruit without consuming a great deal of calories. This allows you to snack on fruits throughout the day and not feel hungry.

      Fruits are also an easy food for the body to digest. They don’t clog up the digestive system like meats do. In fact, fruits are actually digested in the intestines, not the stomach.

      If you want to lose weight, but still eat a healthy diet a fruit fast may be the perfect choice for you.

  44. QUESTION:
    What is cranberry juice good for?
    I want to detoxify my body and clean it out with water and/or whatever I can.

    • ANSWER:
      I use cranberry juice for urinary tract infections! It has other benefits too. I enclosed a website below, and another link for information about detoxifying your body.

  45. QUESTION:
    How to detoxify my body? Physically and mentally?
    So my life story in short:
    I'm obviously not happy with my body, it's not that I'm fat, albeit not skinny. I used to be active like 2 years ago, but my motivation has since vanished. And since its the Christmas holiday period, I've kinda binged a little on the eating unhealthy side. *Sigh*. Sometimes I won't eat till like 4pm, and then when I do - I'm beyond stuffed and feeling nauseated. I'm sure this is a non-typical eating disorder, but I don't have bulimia (trust me) so ...I'm wondering on how to clean up my act? I don't eat on "time", I eat such terrible stuff (but I do know about eating healthy, I chose to ignore it) and I'm just feeling so dirty :/. Any tips? Oh and how do you detoxify your body, after all the crappy foods I've eaten?

    All help appreciated
    AJ

    • ANSWER:

  46. QUESTION:
    How can I go through a day without caving during a water fast?
    I can't seem to make it one day without eating or binge eating at the end of the day. Any tips? I've already emptied my food out of our place but I'm afraid I'll cave and eat some of my husbands food. (we live in a hotel on an air force base). I really want to detoxify my body and get over this. I've been trying for the last year without any success. Please help!!

    • ANSWER:
      Please don't fast! It won't help you!

      Just eat healthier foods, like fruits and vegatables, and lean meats.

      but if you really want to go through this water fast, you're going to have to eat SOMETHING. I recomend ritz crackers or rice without any additives.

      Please help me with mine:
      http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index;_ylt=Asfs.VIEGyfW7WMK1TvJPYwd53NG;_ylv=3?qid=20110124045315AApuHmc

  47. 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.

  48. QUESTION:
    What are the benefits that come with Lipton Green Tea with citrus?
    I've heard that it detoxifies your body in a way.
    I forgot to add that the drink is a diet green tea.

    • ANSWER:
      real green tea ( that comes in bags ) is good for you. a commercial beverage loaded with high fructose corn syrup, sugar, and artificial flavorings is not going to do your body any good.

  49. QUESTION:
    I see some responses with links to websites. How do I put a link in my responses?
    I'd like to include a link that will help people detoxify their bodies and help them lose weight.

    I have some other members whose responses contain links to their websites.

    I can't figure out how that is done.

    Any help would be appreciated.

    • ANSWER:
      At the top of your browser page is a line with the address of the website ( ie- http://answers.yahoo.com/questions......)
      Click and highlight that completely and copy the sites address. Then switch over to your answer page and paste it into your answer box.

  50. QUESTION:
    How much weight can I lose by this?
    Drinking only liquids for about a week or two. I want to detoxify my body, but im also wondering if i will lose weight?

    • ANSWER:
      http://www.hollywoodcookiediet.com/product_info.php?cPath=22&products_id=28
      ^^I've heard this works. You're supposed to lose 10 pounds within 2 days, while it detoxifies your body. The only problem is that you only lose water weight, not weight from fat.

      If you want to only drink liquids for a week, don't *only* drink water, soda, juice, or anything like that. You can drink those (except the sugared soda, of course) but you'll feel weak and deprived.

      Instead, try making a homemade smoothie using bananas, ground flaxseeds or nuts, skim milk, and any type of fruit. Drinking these (with the seeds for protien) will make you lose weight. Be sure to change the fruit up a bit from time to time, because you might get tired of the same stuff over and over. You can use more milk if you want to have less fruit.

      Just put this in a blender:
      ~1 cup of milk.
      ~3-4 ice cubes.
      ~Splenda packet (optional).
      ~Ground flaxseeds (optional).
      ~Any variety of fruit.


how do you detoxify your body

Detox Plans

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. 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!

  2. QUESTION:
    Any good detox plans for a 15 year old girl with acne?
    I'm 15 years old and not very healthy, I'm not fat but I'm not getting skinny either....anyways my point is I read that detoxing and cleaning my insides can help me get rid of acne...I've already stopped eating junk food for the past 2 weeks but I really need to get rid of the acne and I need a good detox plan to help me with this
    Any suggestions?

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  3. QUESTION:
    Does anyone know any good detox diet plans?
    I've been in Europe for about 3 weeks and I've eaten extremely unhealthy so I just want to get my body back on track when i get home in a few days. Does anyone know any simple, short detox diets? Does anyone know any good plans or links that have good detox plans? I really don't know much about detoxing and I barely know how to get myself started

    • ANSWER:
      Why do you not go to the local library as they have lots of books on detox and diet which will not cost you anything. If you have eaten badly in Europe for goodness sake do not come to America. Our food and life style will make you even more unhealthy. Good luck.

  4. QUESTION:
    Does anyone know a effective 2 or 3 day detox plan?
    Hello,

    I am currently dieting but does anyone know a effective 2 or 3 day detox plan to help shift a few extra pounds?

    • ANSWER:
      Detox is a total myth. The body is perfectly capable of detoxing itself.
      Some of those plans advocate purging and near starvation, but you only lose water weight, one long drink and it;s back...

      Catherine Collins, chief dietician at St George’s Hospital in southwest London, said she saw dozens of patients suffering side-effects ranging from bowel problems to potassium depletion. “There is a fixation with the notion that we can detoxify the body through what we eat and drink, but the whole idea has no scientific basis,” said Dr Collins.

  5. 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

  6. 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.

  7. QUESTION:
    How do I lose Weight through detox?
    Any detox secrets? I am trying to only have a hot water with lemon squeezed in it for breakfast, then whole wheat bread, yogurt and veggies the rest of the day, mostly organic stuff.

    What are some good detox plans?

    • ANSWER:
      There is no secret - it doesn't work. The only thing that works is a healthy diet and plenty of exercise. Detoxing is not good for you.

  8. QUESTION:
    What is the best way to jump start losing belly fat?
    Im open to any help from detox plans to diet pills. Anything will help

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  9. QUESTION:
    How long does it take for vitamins to get out of your system?
    Just out of curiosity, how long does it take for vitamins to reach its "full effect"; how long do you have to take them for them to start working?

    background info:

    I'm sixteen years old.

    I've been taking all types of vitamins religiously for about 3 years and now I'm preparing for a hardcore detox.

    I've been off my vitamins for about 4 months or so and I plan on starting my detox plan next month.

    • ANSWER:
      It all depends on the kind of vitamin. Vitamins in which you take more that once a day have what is called a half life in which they may clear the system in hours. Others in which are recommended to be taken once a day stay in the system longer. If you have been off vitamins for four months those supplements you were taking back then have cleared your system and the nutritional benefits from them have stopped months ago. The only nutritional source you have had during this period is from what you have been eating.

  10. QUESTION:
    How can I detox my body?
    I stopped drinking alcohol. Now I want to detox my body from it. I have gained so much weight. Anyone have a quick detox plan?

    • ANSWER:
      One or two days of raw fruits and vegetables. Specifically those designed to target your liver!

  11. QUESTION:
    If i only eat fruit and vegies plus 2 litres of water for 2 weeks, how much weight will i lose?
    I have been perscribed a detox plan by my natupath that consists of only fruit andvegetables.

    If i weigh 138 pounds and am 5'1 tall (bmi-24) how much weight will i lose?

    • ANSWER:
      It depends on how many calories you consume, how much you exercise, your metabolic rate, and other factors. Most likely you can lose up to 3 to 4 pounds.

  12. QUESTION:
    Can you exercise while on the lemon detox diet?
    I want to go on the lemon detox plan, but i would also like to excercise while doing so. Am i allowed to exercise. Please do not state the dangers of being on this diet, i am aware of them

    • ANSWER:
      Yes you can exercise. Make sure you are drinking plenty of water and don't push yourself too hard. Just do light cardio. You don't want to do weights until you can increase your intake of protein. (after 10 days)

  13. QUESTION:
    Can someone recommend me a good detox diet?
    I heard from People Magazine that the stars go on Detox Diets to cleanse their bodies and lose weight quickly. I just recently gained a lot of weight over the past two or so months. I have a huge party to go to and I haven't seen most of the people there for a while. I want to look the way I did before I gained a lot of weight. What is a good three day detox plan (usually consists of eating the same low calorie food)?

    • ANSWER:
      u can try the water diet, which means before a meal drink 2 glasses of water. u will get full fast and it will digests faster, also workout, running, bikes stuff like that.

      hope this helps

  14. QUESTION:
    does anyone have a diet plan of a raw food detox diet plan please?
    please an easy raw food detox diet plan with fresh juices you can make....i am 8 1/2 stone over weight and people are telling me to eat raw it will help the number of health issues i have and make me shrink.

    • ANSWER:
      In her book Rose outlines five levels, which include raw foods to varying degrees. Dieters undertake a series of questions in order to determine which level is the most suitable for them to commence the diet with. As dieters adjust to one level they may then progress through the different levels of the diet at their own pace.

  15. QUESTION:
    How does a 7 day detox benefit your body?
    If I went on this detox and stuck to it for the time it says what are the benefits? I'm 17, female, a normal weight and healthy, if that helps.

    http://www.weightlossresources.co.uk/diet/detox/plan.htm

    • ANSWER:
      Ive done many, im known as the ' detox girl' lol. Anyways, it clears your skin, takes care of bloatiness, u feel clean and lighter and more energy after the detox is over. It caused me severe constipation and a little dizzy as the cons for a detox

  16. QUESTION:
    What should I eat for the next day or so if I ate something that irritated my stomach?
    I do deal with food intolerance ( beans,dairy, gluten, eggs, some grains like oat and wheat) which is probably the reason why my stomach is feeling this way. I feel my insides inflammed, burning, and some pain. What should I eat or drink for the next day or so, so I can start to heal? I would do BRAT but have no bananas. Anyways, should I do a liquid or strict meal plan and for how long? Maybe some sort of detox plan. It would be helpful if your able to create a meal or liquid meal plan that would be gluten free, egg free, legumes free, oat & wheat free that I could do. I really appreciate your help, Thank you

    • ANSWER:
      baked chicken
      boiled white rice

      no sauce

      i know that isn't a balanced diet, but it is good for a few days when your stomach has been very upset

  17. QUESTION:
    What should I eat for the next day or so if I ate something that irritated my stomach?
    I do deal with food intolerance ( beans,dairy, gluten, eggs, some grains like oat and wheat) which is probably the reason why my stomach is feeling this way. I feel my insides inflammed, burning, and some pain. What should I eat or drink for the next day or so, so I can start to heal? I would do BRAT but have no bananas. Anyways, should I do a liquid or strict meal plan and for how long? Maybe some sort of detox plan. It would be helpful if your able to create a meal or liquid meal plan that would be gluten free, egg free, legumes free, oat & wheat free that I could do. I really appreciate your help, Thank you

    • ANSWER:
      Hi Sally,

      Sounds like you are in a bad way. If you can get some pure apple cider vinegar (Braggs is a good brand) and take 1 tablespoon twice a day you will notice a difference. It was a blessing for my stomach problems which I no longer have. Drink LOTS of filtered water and avoid the foods that set you off for now. Then look at Dr. Joel Fuhrman's work to start to get yourself well. I hope this helps....it is based on my own experiences with food intolerance and stomach problems.

  18. QUESTION:
    Detox to kick start diet...will it lead to weight gain long term...?
    I'm planning to start a healthy eating plan/diet and wanted to detox to 'kick-start' my plan. However, I'm concerned that if I drastically cut calories on a detox, then raise my calories to 1200 calories after the detox has finished my body will start storing fat as a response to the dramatic drop in calories. Anyone had any experience of this?
    Also, whats a good detox plan to follow? Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      dont worry,,drink water and lots of it..this is the way to clean out your toxins in your body..but also eating healthy with do this gradually,,but quickly.

      changing your diet to only healthy foods is the best thing you can do and will ensure you will lose weight if combine with walking everyday especially.

      you can eat how much you like if you stay within these 3 guidelines and still lose fat naturally and gradually. You should lose 10lbs each month on average.

      1.eat only steamed lean meats, eggs, healthy fruits ,vegetables, nuts, grains, & yogurt..2. drink only water, juice, & milk..3. walk or do some physical exercise 1-3 hour every day.

      (btw, recommend you also to buy an electronic food steamer ((Very cheap)) and a rice cooker as makes it very easy to prepare healthy meals ,,add a bit of olive oil and pepper, spices on top of steamed vegeatables, fish or chicken to add more taste if wish as these are healthy too.)

  19. QUESTION:
    What are the best type of Oranges to buy for making juice?
    I just bought a new juicer and my first experience using was pretty gross. I'm blaming it on the oranges. The juice was extremely pulpy and had teeny tiny little seeds in it. It was hard to drink. Right now i"m on a detox plan that only lets me drink freshly squeezed juice. So any advice would be greatly appreciated!

    • ANSWER:
      typical juicing oranges are Valencias, but use your favorite should work too. I like blood oranges, but that gets kind of pricey.

      Pick oranges that feel heavy.

      Edit...
      I used to work at a juice bar. We'd filter the juices through a fine mesh strainer to catch some of the pulp and seed bits.

      If the pulp is bothering you, just use a strainer.

  20. QUESTION:
    How long will it take to lose 16lbs? Starting a new healthier lifestyle...?
    Female
    5'8
    11st 8lbs

    I'm not on any set diet just trying to loose excess fat.
    Finally old enough (14) to enrol at the gym, (please dont say I shouldn't be wanting to lose wait at 14- I want to start feeling healthier and looking healthier)
    I've been feeling down and unfit lately and want to do something about it.

    I'm planning going gym twice a week with a friend for less than 2 hours.
    Another friend of mine and I go on a walk every weekend all around the biggest park in our area.
    Following a few things on a detox plan and making meals my mum does from her slimming world cookbook.
    Hope that helps to give you a general idea :)

    • ANSWER:
      To loose the weight you want is tricky, but however it's very possible bc of your age. You'll want to settle on a 1500 cal to 2000 cal intake a day I'm take in 5 to 6000 a day but I'm athletic and have a high metabolic rate but anyway you want to burn more cals than you eat to do this look at the machine at the gym it'll tell you how many you've burned but remember to count cals if you do this and workout you should loose it in 1 to 2 months if that. But if you Wana loose fast take a high pace dance class that shit works

  21. QUESTION:
    What would happen if i only ate fruit and veg and drank water for a week?
    i want to kick off my weight loss and thought this would be like a detox plan?? and then start adding other essential foods weekly e.g dairy or carbs

    • ANSWER:
      You would lose weight really quickly I should think.
      But would be lacking in some essentials. So it isn't an excellent idea. Best thing to do, is maybe just to have at least one proper meal each day. The rest of the time eat just your fruit and veg.

  22. QUESTION:
    What is the best detox plan? One that refreshes you and possibly an added weight loss bonus?
    How long should I do a detox for and what should it consist of apart from drinking loads of water? What benefits will I get from doing this?

    • ANSWER:
      ehalton,

      Please don't detox. It's a fraud.

      What is "detoxing," anyway? Supposedly it's getting rid of "toxins" in our systems caused by our industrial society. So we go on a restrictive diet which is supposed to "flush" these things out of us.

      They don't work.

      Master Cleanse has been around since the 70s, and it's a terrible diet. Even Beyonce Knowles, who used it to lose some weight for her role in Dreamgirls, has gained back all the weight and now warns people away from this fraudulent diet.

      We have mulitple systems for getting rid of toxins--liver, kidneys, lungs, even the intestines--wihch do a great job of removing toxins. Nothing we can eat or not eat will help them do their job.

      I once asked people in a health food store how Goldenseal works. "It cleanses the blood," they said. "How?" I asked. "It removes the toxins." "How?" I asked. "By cleansing the blood."

      Oh.

      They had no idea.

      Now, do you know how a "detox" diet is supposed to work? What chemical reactions does it cause to remove toxins? Does it bind them? With what?

      And any diet that advocates flushing with a lot of water or especially using laxatives is to be avoided. That will remove food from your intestinal tract, but not toxins.

      The best way to detox is each day to eat a balanced, vegetable-based diet with at least ten times the calories as you want to weigh in pounds. Drink plenty of water, sure, but don't, please don't, fall for the 'detox' idea which just doesn't work. Eat well, eat happily, eat low fat, but enjoy your meals and your life.

  23. QUESTION:
    has anyone used health aid 2 day detox plan to pass a drug test?
    has any one used health aid 2 day detox plan to pass a drug test? if so did it work? beuse if not iam bring it back to the store.

    • ANSWER:
      yes i haved i had to take a drug test to get a job at a country club,i failed the drug test and dint get the job.i smoke a lot i haved tried a lot of things the only things that work's the best is drinking tons of water.but it might work for you depending on how much you smoke or what type of drug you are taking.

  24. QUESTION:
    At what point in my 28 day detox would a "sweat lodge" be most beneficial?
    I've just started a 28 day detox and plan to visit a local "sweat lodge" that has steam and sauna rooms set up with specific themes to aid detoxification. At what point in the detox process would the "sweat lodge" process be most beneficial?

    • 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.

  25. QUESTION:
    Does anyone know how to get rid of fluoride in the body?
    A detox plan if you know of one.

    • ANSWER:
      Good question, Fluoride is a nastly little bugger though, and it's very difficult to get out of the body.

      There are a variety of detoxification plans that can get some ammount out (and some is definitely better than none here), but the only thing I know of which gets large ammount requires drinking colloidal gold (since F is the only thing that reacts with Au, the FAu metal complex is harmless to the body and gets excreted rather than retained, and Au with bump F out of it's previous chemical bond).

      I don't think eating gold is very affordable however, so I am constantly looking for better approaches. The easiest thing to do is prevent F from getting in in the first place (which can be done by drinking water purified via reverse osmosis), and I would focus on preventing further absorbtion first, since it's a more realistic step.

      If you ever end up following through on something, please contact me about your experiences, because this is a topic I have been looking into for a long time, and I'm exteremely lacking in direct experiences.
      Hope I helped/you can help me!

  26. QUESTION:
    does anybody have a really good detox plan that you can make and follow yourself?
    if you can include website addresses it would be great. I want a plan that I can make and follow myself, rather than some shop bought concoction.

    • ANSWER:
      my cousins went on the lemon detox plan. i dont know how it went but

      i googled and found this
      http://www.lemondetox.com/the_lemon_detox_diet.htm

      theres alot of info on search results, look through a couple of them and see if its right for you

      good luck

  27. QUESTION:
    Need advice for my diet any suggestions?
    I am on a low carb diet but I am on vacation and it has been nothing but a week of eating only carbs. What I need is a good detox plan for when I get back on it. Also I need advice on how to deal with the carb withdrawal.

    • ANSWER:
      We need complex carbs in our daily diet.
      Avoid simple carbs like sugar, flour, and baked goods and you will be golden.

  28. QUESTION:
    Have any of you tried a good detox/cleanse juice fast or the likes?
    I was thinking about doing the lemon cleanse to revitalize myself and jump start my diet. Not so much about trying to lose weight easily..I just want to "clean" myself out and get rid of some gross cravings :) Any tips? Please tell me a detox/cleanse plan.

    • ANSWER:
      Isagenix is the nutritional leader for this and works amazingly well. It doesn't have any of the gross side effects some of the others do AND you get a coach to work with to make sure you follow the program and help you make adjustments for you and your lifestyle.

      Feel free to contact me directly with any questions, I promise no sales pressure.

  29. QUESTION:
    What is the best detox plan for 10 days?
    I am getting married in 2 months and i need a plan to loose atleats 20 pounds any suggestions?

    • ANSWER:
      hey Jessy! Glad to know you are having your big day soon,i had the same issue as you did and i found this woderfull product i came acrross and i was shocked with the results try it and you will never forget me ever.10 days 25 pounds i lost.Just checkout the link.

  30. QUESTION:
    Do you know any good liquid detox plans to clean out the toxins?
    I want to do a healthy 3 day liquid detox to get rid of the toxins and eliminate sugar cravings.

    • ANSWER:
      Drink only Cranberry juice.
      It will detox your hole system, and is good for you.

  31. QUESTION:
    How do I go about detoxing?
    How should I go about taking my body through a detox stage? Are detox plans strictly beneficial? -- meaning there's no downside?

    I'm pretty clueless. Thanks in advance!

    • ANSWER:
      Water, water, water in a ridiculous amount. This will cleanse your body of all metabolic wastes and make your skin look great. Drink a fiber shake once a day every other day for regularity. Don't use too much as this will cause bloating and uncomfortableness. Also, try to avoid alcohol, drugs, red meat, salty foods and milk.

      Good luck!

  32. QUESTION:
    Does anyone know where can I download the book 21 pounds in 21 days on the internet for free?
    I would love to try this detox plan but the book is so expensive where I stay. So can anyone tell me where can I find it on the net, or can someone send it to me. Please!!

    • ANSWER:
      yes at a site i think is called something like "downloadfreestuffwithviruses.com"

  33. QUESTION:
    HOw to detox your body from toxins?
    I'm starting off the school year fresh and want to change my eating style so i can be more healthy. To start this I want to begin by detoxing my body from toxins. Whats a good detox plan?

    • ANSWER:
      Detox improves health, energy, resistance to disease, mental state, digestion, as well as aiding in weight loss. Many dietitians, and doctors, however, regard 'detox diets' as less effective than drinking a glass of water, and view 'detox diets' as generally harmless but a waste of money."Detox" diets usually suggest that water, or fruits and vegetables compose a majority of one's food intake. Limiting this to unprocessed (and sometimes also non-GM) foods is often advocated. Limiting or eliminating alcohol is also a major factor, and drinking more water is similarly recommended. More tips here
      http://cashsunshine.blogspot.com/search/label/Detoxification

  34. QUESTION:
    How can I lose some extra pounds in a week?
    Yes, I already exercise daily. But my weight has been stagnant at 7 pounds overweight. I am trying to do it for a life insurance examination. I am already on a low-calorie diet. I was thinking I can do a detox meal plan for a week, but I don't know where or what I should eat. Is there something that will get the extra fecal matter out of your gut? Like an enema or diuretic?

    • ANSWER:
      I know your dilemma because I have been there too. Its very frustrating when you are doing all the right things and nothing happens!

      You could try to change the activities you do to burn calories - or just up the intensity, for example, walk fast to the end of one block, jog slowly to the end of the next block, walk the next one, jog the following one etc...it will 'shock' your body into having to deal with the new routine.

      What you eat is harder, because if you drop too many calories your body will know it and begin to conserve energy which you DONT want!

      You want your body to be a furnace! I would try to do something different - eat 5 smaller meals or decide whether eating a bigger breakfast works better for you or if you prefer to 'fill up' at night with a large serving of vegetables and some protein.

      I find I can eat a smaller breakfast but I am hungry at lunchtime. I try to keep my blood sugar nice and even by eating fruit or a handful of nuts or lowfat yoghurt for a snack.

      Dont eat after 7 pm...that always seems to get me to lose weight - even if I dont do anything else! True!

      Try to fill up on lots of water and drinks like green tea or sugar free drinks.

      Good luck!

  35. QUESTION:
    is it possible to do an all liquid detox?
    So, not a fan of veggies so any online detox plans just annoy me. Its immature, but if I'm going to be successful on this diet, surely I want to enjoy the food I'm eating.
    So I want to do a detox diet, and so I'm wondering if I would physically manage to just drink nothing but homemade smoothies, herbal teas, and water for say a week to 10 days.
    If this is me being really ignorant, please don't be horrible! I'm just curious and also, would I be able to make all the smoothies for the day in the morning, freeze them and then defrost them as I need them?
    Thanks in advance x

    • ANSWER:
      It is certainly possible, but it will be tough if you have never gone without food before. After a few days, though, you will probably start getting a bit used to it.

      The important thing would be to get as many of the nutrients you need as possible, so it would be good to have smoothies made from natural foods - fruits (maybe veggies) - as opposed to man-made stuff.

      I don't know what your long term goal is, but vegetables are important for good health.

      All the best!

  36. QUESTION:
    What is the best 7 day detox plan?
    I'm already extremely healthy and active, but feel (with several xmas parties coming up) a week long detox will do me some good. I'm stocked up on organic fruit & veg, green tea, and acai berry juice!

    Any tips?

    • ANSWER:
      Detox as a concept is I am afraid an urban myth. It was created by constipated Edwardians who refused to eat vegetables as they considered them merely for the lower classes. They then spent their time taking laxatives and using enemas.

  37. QUESTION:
    Does anyone know a good detox liquid diet? and does it actually work?
    I am looking to do a detox diet plan. I was hoping someone has done it and or knows what kinds of liquids to consume. Any help would be great.

    • ANSWER:
      Perhaps you could try the lemon juice detox diet.

  38. QUESTION:
    How long in a day can I use a Sauna?
    I love the Sauna and what I want to do is to take 3 sessions a day for one week each session lasting 15 to 20 minutes at 80 Degree Celsius. This is a part of my detox diet plan where I shall be having purely vegetables and fruits in order to clean up my digestive system.

    • ANSWER:
      You are probably staying too long.
      Normally 10 to 15 minutes is enough.
      Depending on the break between sessions, that is, if you stay outside for a few hours then you could go inside again, but if you are only outside a few minutes then you should not go back inside for another session.

  39. QUESTION:
    What is the best diet pill out there?
    I'm not looking for a shortcut or anything of that sort. In the past few weeks I have started a new workout/diet. Mostly just get exercise and eat healthy sort of thing. I have heard that a good detox plan helps to flush the body.

    So I am curious what is the best detox pill or plan and does anyone know of any helpful diet pills. Not looking for anything to make me weigh 100lbs by next week just an extra weekly booster. Thank You!!

    • ANSWER:
      Cyanide

      Not really... but probably Hydroxycut. It works!

  40. QUESTION:
    Where can I find a *NO YEAST*NO GLUTEN* BREAD?
    Im in a detox plan and I need to avoid yeast and gluten!

    • ANSWER:
      Health food shop, or just cut out the bread entirely, go for rice cakes if you're on a detox.

  41. QUESTION:
    Any good ideas for going on a fruit & veg detox?
    I am looking for good ideas and creative ways to mix up fruits and veggies for a detox diet. Any good fruit and veggie combinations to blend up? Any detox advice? I am planning to follow the fat-flush method where you drink unsweetened cranberry-lemon water.

    • ANSWER:
      Check out the Master Cleanser Lemonade Diet. Simple, inexpensive, and you don't send your body into shock by starvation. It is intense so check into it carefully before considering it. There is a link below. I have the book, however, you can view the book online in its entirety. I am sorry that I couldn't find that link for you right away. Good luck and be safe in your detox no matter what you choose.

  42. QUESTION:
    What is the best detox diet?
    I'm thinking of doing a detox to cleanse my system before I seriously change my eating habits and start back to the gym. Does anyone have a good detox plan or recommend any good products?

    • ANSWER:
      This is what i do and im 13!! :
      1.Drink Detox Tea and Green Tea .
      2.Beet Juice with some Carrot Juice in it .
      3.Drink TONS of water !
      TIP: Make sure to use the bathroom a lot , because when you drink Beet Juice its cleaning your liver , and do not be freaked out when your pee is kinda orange or redish . My mom said its just helping you .

      Good Luck !! :)

  43. QUESTION:
    Does anyone know of a GOOD detox to lose weight?
    I had a baby almost 2 months ago. I gained 45 & lost 25 ; I need help with the rest. I'm looking for a detox plan to do before I start my diet. Thank you in advance

    • ANSWER:
      lots of veggies and fruits is the BEST detox =)

      this is mentioned in an episode of oprah.
      dr. oz was on there saying this.
      i think u have to do it about a week.

  44. QUESTION:
    Why do you wait a week in between cycles of the Orovo Detox diet?
    I just finished the first round of Orovo Detox, and am supposed to wait a week before I finish the bottle. Why do you have to wait a week in between? Is this normal for detox diets? I lost 5 lbs the first week, should I expect to keep that weight off? Do you lose as much weight the second round as the first?

    • ANSWER:
      Very normal for detox pills, at least the ones that are potent enough to do anything. I had tried a few, but nothing worked as good as Orovo Detox. I hope youre drinking a ton of water. You can expect to drink a gallon a day, and use the bathroom ten times in the morning on the detox plan, but the weight comes off. I was peaked the whole time, and the week off is because it is so strong, your body shouldnt be flushed constantly. That is why its every other week for one month. Dont be disappointed, but you probably wont lose as much the second week. I lost 6 lbs first week and only 3 the second, but that was 9 in one month. Ill take that anyday, or month

  45. QUESTION:
    Can you detox without buying expensive products?
    I am intrigued by the concept of body detox but am afraid the products are rip-offs. Aren't there common products that would do the same thing for a fraction of the price?

    • ANSWER:
      Of course! You can create yourself a very efficient Detox Plan using common ingredients from your local store!
      Be sure to include a good balance of the following in your diet;
      Fruit
      Fruit juice
      Vegetables
      Beans & lentils
      Tofu & quorn
      Oats
      Potatoes
      Brown rice and rice noodles
      Rye crackers, oat crackers
      Fresh fish
      Unsalted nuts
      Unsalted seeds
      Plain popcorn
      Live natural yoghurt (make sure it's live!)
      Garlic, ginger, fresh herbs
      Honey (gorgeous with lemon in tea)
      Water
      Herbal teas

      Avoid red meats and dairy products (milk, cheese etc), chocolate, alcohol, tobacco, salt, fizzy drinks and sauces like mayonnaise and Ranch.

      Exercise thoroughly (as much as you can whilst still enjoying it!). Detoxing doesn't have to burn a hole in your pocket, don't fall for the expensive products now on the market!
      Hope I helped :)

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

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

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

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

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

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

      Breakfast- Banana and fruit smoothie, glass of water.

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

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

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

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

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

  47. QUESTION:
    where can i find some detox diet recipe?
    my husband and i are planning to detox diet for a week. but i cant seem to find any recipes online.

    • ANSWER:
      http://www.living-foods.com/recipes/ has a great site that you can pick many recipes off of. I just completed a two week detox and this site was a blessing. Remember, no wheat, dairy, meat, caffeine or citrus fruit.

  48. QUESTION:
    How do you start the detox/ water diet?
    I've been trying to find out more about the detox diet, but I can't seem to find enough about it online.

    Is anybody on this diet?

    Does it really work? I heard that you can lose ALOT of weight in such a really short time! Is that good for your body, considering that you are on a diet?

    How do you exactly go about doing this diet? I heard that the diet ranges anywhere from 3 days to 3 weeks. So what do you have to do and/or take while on the diet?

    How much water am i supposed to drink each day?(not including the water in the mixture)

    Can you eat lemons?

    Is Cayenne pepper/ginger an essential ingredient or is this just to taste, can you have it without?
    I'm not saying that I'm going to give the diet a try. I just want to know more about it before seeing my doctor and/or actually starting the diet.

    • ANSWER:
      You don't! Going on any extreme diet like the following can be damaging to your body, just because Hollywood stars do it, it does not mean it is safe!

      You have to get that "diet" image out of your head. You need to rather think in terms of "healthy eating", and you need to include resistance training / cardio. There is no easy way out. People are always seeking for the magic pill / forumla that will help them lose the weight but this will lead to failure. If you are planning to lose muscle/water, then I suggest you go on the diet (well not really!), but what I am saying is if you don't care about your health, then by all means go ahead. But if you do, then don't go on it.

      I have attached the following link, which explains how you should lose the fat the right way, though it is basic article, it tells nearly everything you should know. Remember anyone can lose a heap of weight in a short period of time, but you have to ask yourself "How much of it was fat?". A majority of the time, the answer would probably be "nearly none".

      http://www.discussbodybuilding.com/m_111175/mpage_1/tm.htm

  49. QUESTION:
    How do you get rid of a migraine headache while you are on a Detox Diet?
    I'm doing a detox with water, fruits, veggies, and a 7 day supplement called detox 7. Im on my 3rd day, i feel great but when i wake up i have a massive, painful headache, its unbearable.. I had to take two excedrins, i know that defeats the detox but i has in pain.
    How can i get rid of the headache without taking excedrin.?
    I usually drink 6 cups of coffe and have 2 red bulls a day.

    • ANSWER:
      Unless you have been diagnosed as having migraine, I don't think this is migraine. Withdrawing from caffeine can throw you into a horrendous headache. Considering the amount of coffee and red bull you drink, this is not surprising.

      Many people consider a very bad headache to be a migraine. Migraine is a neurological disorder, which encompasses a large group of symptoms. It is not solely defined as a bad headache.

      In my opinion, you would be best to fore go this detoxification process and treat yourself in a more reasonable manner. Reduce your intake of caffeine gradually. I am pretty sure the drastic steps you have taken in regards to your caffeine intake have thrown you into this headache situation.

      Please be kind to yourself. Re-examine this detoxification plan. Why are you doing it? Is the "detox 7" a safe product? Is it FDA approved?

      You didn't start out drinking so many caffeinated drinks all at once. You shouldn't stop them all at once.

  50. 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!


detox plans

What Is Good To Cleanse Your Body

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    How fast does proactiv's deep cleansing body wash work?
    Does the proactiv deep cleansing body wash work? If so how long does it take for it to work? This is for moderate to mild body acne. Also, if used with the body pads and/or body lotion by proactiv will this make it work faster too?

    • ANSWER:
      I've been in that situation and there is really nothing you can do about it. There are things you can do to try to reduce the blemishes and get rid of acne temporarily but you will always be finding yourself cleaning your face or your body depending on where it's at.

      I mean of course your acne should go away eventually but for some this is the case their whole life.

      I'm 29 years old and have been suffering from these little pests since I was a teenager. I tried all sorts of face washes from the local grocery store and what not, but nothing seemed to work. If anything it would just make my skin dry and itchy.

      Literally the best acne face wash I've ever used has been this stuff called clearpores. It has got rid of the acne to quickest and has been a success ever since I got it. It's unique cause of it's herbal supplement you take a long with it that helps your skin from the inside out. I saved money on it at skincleansingsystem.com at the time which was helpful.

      You should really look into this stuff and if you can to assure the best results, get the 3 month supply because if it doesn't work it will still save you butt on the return policy.

      Well good luck and best wishes.

  2. QUESTION:
    How do I cleanse my body of impurities and fat?
    I am wanting to cleanse my body of impurities and fat. How do I go about doing that?

    • ANSWER:
      i guess you have reade something about that or seen on tv?
      there is no need to do anything special - your body is cleansing itself with dietary fiber you get mostly from fruit and veggies.
      find calorie/fitness calculator on the net, enter all your stats and it will tell you how many calories you need a day to maintain, take off 300-400cal off that number and thats how much you need to lose.
      eat 5-6 small meals a day (eat every 2-3 hours)
      5-8 servings of fruit and veggies a day
      8 glasses of water
      have complex carbs for breakfast - they give you energy
      have lean meat (protein) for dinner - repairs muscle
      cardio exercise 4-6 times a week for 30-50min, light weight training
      dont consume foods that are made of white flour (white bread, cakes, past etc.), sugar loaded foods (cookies, icecream, candy etc) and nothing fried, oily.
      ofcourse you can spoil yourself once in a while with a little treat:)

  3. QUESTION:
    What do the chinese mean when they say to eat something to cleanse your body?
    I am half Chinese, and one day I was at the market and I saw these huge blocks of duck blood apparently and my dad said, we eat those to cleanse our body. I don't understand what he means by cleanse. Any ideas??
    I am trying to build some body mass. So should I add duck blood in my diet?

    • ANSWER:
      When chinese say cleanse body, they usually means by eating the food, it can remove toxic within our body.

      Clearing bowel is one of the way.

      For body mass, you need tons of carbo and protein food along with exercise to shape up your body.

      Edit:
      To all non Chinese out there claiming that TCM (traditional chinese medicine) and stuff are rubbish, please note that TCM are around for few hundreds of years. Those TCM products that are really beneficial for bodies. Although there are a lot of scams products out there, one should not deny the benefits of TCM.

  4. 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.

  5. QUESTION:
    What is the best pill to take to cleanse your body?
    What is the best pill to cleanse your body.

    • 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.

  6. QUESTION:
    What's a simple home remedy to cleanse the body in order to increase energy?
    What's a simple home remedy to cleanse the body in order to increase energy?

    • ANSWER:
      Liquid chlorophyll helps.

  7. QUESTION:
    Can you suggest something to help cleanse my body?
    Been smoking, drinking, doing drugs and I want to start a new life. Please suggest some remedies to help cleanse my body of all these toxins i've been putting into it.

    Thank you.

    • ANSWER:
      Water is number one. You could also try aloe vera juice. Just avoid products that promise huge benefits. Simple, common sense answers are always best. Less beef, coffee, and sugar... more fish, tea, and fruit.

  8. QUESTION:
    What are some ways to cleanse your body and lose weight?
    I was just wondering how to cleanse my body naturally without pills and does cleansing your body really help you to lose weight at the same time?
    I have been exercising at least 2 hours a day and I have come to a point were I cant lose any more. I hope information I asked for will help me start to lose again

    • ANSWER:
      The only things you need to do to let your body clean itself is to stay well hydrated and eat enough fiber in your diet.

      One their own these things will not help you loose weight but will support a good weightloss effort.

  9. QUESTION:
    How long does it take to totally cleanse your body, tips?
    normally a healthy freak, I dont usually eat any processed foods or drink alcohol, the past 3 days I feel like I have trashed my body by eating a bunch of junk and drinking too much. How long would it take me to cleanse my body? I'm drinking lots of water, fasting starting tommorow and hitting the sauna twice a day. can you suggest any supps, or any tips to help me get clean?

    • ANSWER:
      drink 3 litres of bleach.

  10. QUESTION:
    How do I cleanse my body of THC and increase my chances of passing a drug test?
    I am 15 years old and weigh approximately 118 pounds. The last time I smoked was last thursday and I'm a daily marijuana smoker. I'm pretty thin so I can imagine I have a fast metabolism. I'm going to give a urine sample tomorrow, so please, give me any advice as to how to cleanse my body.

    • ANSWER:
      I'm no expert but I'd say that you'd be OK so long as you don't smoke any more before the test. If you really want to be sure, drinks a lot of water, drink lots of coffee and maybe even take a weak diuretic (don't overdo it, you don't want that showing up and raising eyebrows).

      I think to detect marijuana after that long a period they would have to take fat and blood samples. But I could be wrong.

  11. 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.

  12. QUESTION:
    What is the best way to cleanse the body?
    What is the best way to cleanse the body of all the harmful toxins? Are there certain foods I can eat?

    • ANSWER:
      i heard that a shake of onions and pickles will do but if you don't want to suffer i suggest drinking herbalife shakes and tea or aloe water. yes, aloe water would be best :)

  13. 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)

  14. QUESTION:
    What is the best way to detox and cleanse the body?
    I don't want to do a water fasting detox. I think I've heard of a cranberry juice one? Also, how much weight can you lose from detoxing and cleansing the body?

    • ANSWER:
      one of my friends lost heaps of weight on the high protein no carbs diet but i dont think its real good for you not long term anyway but she also drunk loads of water and no caffiene and loads of fruit and veg and no processed foods and she says shes feeling great.Im pretty sure there are heaps out there.

  15. QUESTION:
    Is a water fasting detox diet good to cleanse out your body?
    I really want to cleanse my body of toxins but don't want to gain any weight when i'm off it. should i still do it to clean out my body?

    • ANSWER:
      Your body doesn't need 'cleaning out'. We are not full of toxins, it's a myth.
      Eat a sensible diet and your body will look after itself.
      We have skin, lungs, liver and kidneys doing the job and the colon is self cleansing.
      The 'cleaning out' routines do more harm than good.

      If you must do it water is far better than some of the dubious concoctions online that result in diarrhoea, electrolyte imbalance and a damaged gut.

  16. QUESTION:
    What does green tea do to cleanse your body?
    I was just drinking my green tea and i have heard it cleanses your body and is very good for you. How does it do all of these things?

    • ANSWER:
      The basic answer is just that green tea is full of healthy nutrients such as antioxidants which help boost your immune system, and also gives you energy and can aid in weight loss.
      What happens is, the tea boosts your metabolism, so you burn fat quicker and more efficiently.

      I've never liked the taste very much, but I can't deny it does leave you feeling refreshed and healthy :)

  17. QUESTION:
    What is the best safest way to cleanse out my body?
    I am getting ready to try to start and lose weight but I feel like I should just flush and cleanse my body first. What is the best detox cleansing I could do? I am on spring break now so I want to do while I am at home. Should I just drink lots of water?

    • ANSWER:
      Yes drink a lot of water but not to much. Eat veggies and fruit alot. Raisens are very good along with pomegranate juice. Those will clean out your system very well

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

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

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

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

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

  19. QUESTION:
    would anyone recommend having capsules to cleanse your body from the inside is a good thing?
    i was researching on capsules that cleanses your body from the inside side out. they say that its good for the immune system, and good for the skin. what would you think?

    • ANSWER:
      no don't use tablets why not try colonic irrigation

  20. QUESTION:
    how to cleanse your body to get rid of a medicine like birth control?
    how to cleanse your body to get rid of a medicine like birth control

    • ANSWER:
      BC is in your blood you can't "cleanse" it out you have to wait for it to dissipate. So sorry, Its not in your digestive system.

  21. QUESTION:
    How do you cleanse your own body to become healthier ?
    I am leaving for the army in a month and i'm getting ready by exercising and trying to keep my body as healthy as possible. I am wondering how i can cleanse my body of anything bad such as recent food i ate that might of been too greasy or something like that so I can better help myself become more prepared.

    • ANSWER:

  22. QUESTION:
    what safe dietary supplements can i take to cleanse my body?
    they say that we should cleanse our body every now and then.i was told that the fullness sometimes of your belly is undigested food.so i cant take laxatives cause you might have heart failure if taken too many.what about castor oil?will that help cleanse your system and relieve the undigested food?

    • ANSWER:
      You could spend one day having green tea or just warm water to cleanse your body. Warm water has many benefits:
      You can loose weight and extra fat deposited
      in your body by drinking it.
      It makes the food digestion so faster
      and cleans the fat deposits,
      so if you want to lose weight you can go ahead.

      It really doesn't harm in any ways.
      .

  23. QUESTION:
    How a 13 year old can stay in shape?
    I'm skinny and i want to stay this way and also get stronger. Im wondering like how many push-ups and sit-ups and things like that i can do a day to stay in shape. Also what can i eat that will cleanse my body and make me healthier. Ps im a vegetarian, when i say cleanse body i dont mean like using the bathroom i mean like get rid of all the bad stuff in me. And im a girl.

    • ANSWER:
      Track is a joke. Try going out for SWIMMING. It works every muscle in your body and makes you stronger without you becoming "big". Plus, sexy guys in speedos.

  24. QUESTION:
    What effects does hot food have on your body?
    Does it really cleanse your body? And in that case, what kind of hot food is good? How does it work?

    • ANSWER:
      It does not cleanse your body. Your liver and kidneys do that job rather nicely. I don't know where people get these crackpot notions.

  25. QUESTION:
    Does apple cider vinegar really help cleanse your body ?
    does apple cider vinegar, two table spoons in a glass of water help cleanse you body ? i heard it does and they say lots of celebs do that once a week to cleanse, like megan fox and fergie, they said it on E news, so what do you guys think ?

    • ANSWER:
      No - it does not "cleanse your body". Your liver, kidneys and gastrointestinal system do that automatically.

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

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

  27. QUESTION:
    How can I reduce how much time I spend in the shower?
    I'm trying to "go green" but I always end up spending 20+ min. in the shower. Here's my routine:
    Wet hair/body, shampoo hair, cleanse face, rinse hair, condition hair, shave legs, rinse hair, cleanse body.
    I will admit, there are times that I will just stand there because the hot water feels nice, and I've been getting in the habit of not doing that anymore. But other than that, what other ways can I cut down on how much time I spend in the shower?

    • ANSWER:
      get a 2 in 1 shampoo and conditioner, that way, you only rinse your hair once. Don't shave constantly in the shower, you can shave somewhere else as well. Turn off water when soaping and stuff, just turn it on when washing it off. There is always the hippie way, don't shower that often, but I wouldn't recommend it.

  28. QUESTION:
    What is THE Best Way to Cleanse Your Body?
    Just as the question asks: What is the best way to cleanse your body of toxins? (internal and external -- if any)

    Also, as a secondary question, what is the best way to clean your skin of deep dirt? (besides the basic answers "shower/bath" and "soap and water" lol)

    • ANSWER:
      There is no build up of bad plaque, toxins, or sludge in a normal, reasonably healthy system. If this was the case we would have people dying left and right from malnutrition since their small intestines couldn't absorb nutrients.
      The majority of the water from food and what we drink is reabsorbed through the colon. If our colons were clogged we would all be walking around looking like sponges right?
      Detoxing is ridding the system - liver, kidneys, and intestines of toxins both internal and environmental. Additionally, many toxins are stored in our fat cells so in order to truly "detox", you need to lose excess body fat as well. Our liver and kidneys aren't clogged with toxins. Otherwise we would be dead.
      Our kidneys filter 50 gallons of fluids a day. And the liver filters 500 gallons a day! They are the detox superheroes. They send most of these toxins to your bladder.
      The liver does in fact get layered with fat when we become overweight.
      We "cleanse and detox" naturally 24 hours a day through respiration, sweat, liver, and kidneys.
      We can help by eating a healthy diet with minimal added sugar and salt. Lots of fresh fruit, lean meats, vegetables, whole grain foods, beans, peas, and brown rice keep a system as healthy as it can be.
      Minimal alcohol, caffeine, soda.
      Read food labels. If you can't pronounce it, don't put it in your body.
      A healthy high fiber diet works every time.
      Increases the speed and efficiency of the digestive system and helps the body rid itself of both internal and environmental toxins.
      Commercial 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 with a flush cleanse.
      Spend your money in the produce department.
      Good luck.

  29. 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.

  30. QUESTION:
    What is the best way to detoxify your body at home?
    What is the best possible way to cleanse my body/clear the colon of toxins or to detoxify due to stressors, pollutants, toxins, and other such things?

    • ANSWER:
      Anyone interested in detoxifying their body might think about paying a little more attention to their body and less attention to the people trying to get their money. The body already has nature's most effective detoxification system. It's called the liver. The liver changes the chemical structure of foreign compounds so they can be filtered out of the blood by the kidneys, which then excrete them in the urine.

  31. 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

      Breakfast- Banana and fruit smoothie, glass of water.

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

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

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

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

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

  33. QUESTION:
    What is a good and healthy way to cleanse you digestive system?
    am looking to cleanse my body and start a fresh new healthy eating me. so i will like to cleanse my digestive system.

    • ANSWER:
      Drink lots of water, and eat lots of fiber and vegetables.

      There is no need to actively "cleanse" your digestive system, you body will do that for you. I recommend NOT taking a fiber supplement, such as psyllium seed husk, unless you are having persisent digestive problems.

  34. QUESTION:
    How to detox my body in a month to lose weight without expensive potions?
    Well I'm 15 and I know I need to cleanse my body so it looks healthy for school. I exercise everyday but I just went on vacation and I think i need to cleanse the body. I don't want to use any expensive things from the store ; I rather go all natural. I it possible and is it healthy for my age?

    • ANSWER:
      lots and lots of water!

  35. 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!

  36. QUESTION:
    What are some ways to give your body a fresh start?
    What are some ways to rid your body of toxins/bad things?

    I want to completely start over and cleanse my body so it can have a fresh start. Besides drinking water, what are some ways to completely replenish/refresh/restart yourself (anything, really. Just no marketing scams. I don't want to have to spend money on this or anything).

    and once I do, what are things I should keep from consuming, etc?

    • ANSWER:
      I am glad someone cares that much about there body and wants to be heathy =) here are somethings to eat to re fresh your body
      Green leafy vegetables Eat them raw, throw them into a broth, add them to juices. Their chlorophyll helps swab out environmental toxins (heavy metals, pesticides) and protects the liver.

      Lemons You need to keep the fluids flowing to wash out the body and fresh lemonade is ideal. Its vitamin C, considered the detox vitamin, helps convert toxins into a water-soluble form that's easily flushed away.

      Watercress Put a handful into salads, soups, and sandwiches. The peppery little green leaves have a diuretic effect that helps move things through your system. And cress is rich in minerals too.

      Garlic Add it to everything -- salads, sauces, spreads. In addition to the bulb's cardio benefits, it activates liver enzymes that help filter out junk.

      Green tea This antioxidant-rich brew is one of the healthiest ways to get more fluids into your system. Bonus: It contains catechins, which speed up liver activity.

      Broccoli sprouts Get 'em at your health-food store. They pack 20 to 50 times more cancer-fighting, enzyme-stimulating activity into each bite than the grown-up vegetable.

      Sesame seeds They're credited with protecting liver cells from the damaging effects of alcohol and other chemicals. For a concentrated form, try tahini, the yummy sesame seed paste that's a staple of Asian cooking.

      Cabbage There are two main types of detoxifying enzymes in the liver; this potent veggie helps activate both of them. Coleslaw, anyone?

      Psyllium A plant that's rich in soluble fiber, like oat bran, but more versatile. It mops up toxins (cholesterol too) and helps clear them out. Stir powdered psyllium into juice to help cleanse your colon, or have psyllium-fortified Bran Buds for breakfast.

      Fruits, fruits, fruits They're full of almost all the good things above: vitamin C, fiber, nutritious fluids, and all kinds of antioxidants. Besides, nothing tastes better than a ripe mango, fresh berries, or a perfect pear.

  37. QUESTION:
    What is the best way to detoxify your body?
    What is the best possible way to cleanse my body/clear the colon of toxins or to detoxify due to stressors, pollutants, toxins, and other such things?

    • ANSWER:
      Your own body is very efficient at doing this on it's own. Detox diets, flushes and cleanses are scams, not without risks.

  38. QUESTION:
    How much water is needed in order to rehydrate the body from drinking a cup of caffeinated beverage?
    In order to cleanse the body of impurities and caffeine
    Please provide with a source

    • ANSWER:
      All water intake counts equally including coffee and alcoholic drinks as any diuretic effect is minimal or non-existent; once accustomed to caffeinated drinks, these count and act as any other water intake.
      http://www.lsbu.ac.uk/water/health.html

      You may be surprised to learn that caffeinated beverages are
      not dehydrating, as is commonly believed. A 2004 report from
      the IOM concluded that caffeine-containing beverages such as
      regular coffee, tea and soft drinks contribute to total daily water
      intake, similar to beverages without caffeine. Although caffeine
      has a mild diuretic effect, it does not generally contribute to
      dehydration because the fluid in the beverage itself cancels out
      any fluid loss from the body. In fact, all beverages have a mild
      diuretic effect, even water. http://www.ific.org/publications/brochures/hydrationbro.cfm

      Studies have also shown that caffeine in amounts typical of a cup of coffee or tea or a cola drink do not have a dehydrating effect, so experts now agree that normal caffeine containing drinks can contribute to total water requirements. http://www.eufic.org/article/en/health-and-lifestyle/physical-activity/artid/water-balance-fluids-hydration/

      This article talks about a fairly recent study, that I'll bet is the basis for the entries above. It showed that the diuretic effects of coffee were on a par with drinking the same amount of water. Further, "Investigations comparing caffeine with water or placebo seldom found a statistical difference in urine volume, the author wrote. “In the 10 studies reviewed, consumption of a caffeinated beverage resulted in 0 to 84 percent retention of the initial volume ingested, whereas consumption of water resulted in 0 to 81 percent retention.”
      http://www.nytimes.com/2008/03/04/health/nutrition/04real.html

      Finally, one that recommends rehydrating after coffee (the only one I could find) I would question whether it came before or after the research above: If you drink Coffee, Tea or Alcohol, you need to have 2 glasses of water for every coffee, tea or alcoholic drink you consume. http://www.wellness-decisions.com/hydration.html

  39. QUESTION:
    Natural way to cleanse toxins from body?
    Are there natural, at home remedies to cleanse your body of toxins? I do not want to have to go out and spend 100.00 to get a cleanse, and I am not trying to get drugs out of my system, that is all I can seem to find information on. I just want to get all of the toxins out because I heard it can help with energy and such. Thanks ahead of time!!!!

    • ANSWER:
      Eat whole wheat food products that have enough fiber that is good for a healthy diet and avoid eating to much fried greasy foods.

  40. 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

  41. QUESTION:
    How do you cleanse your body?
    I want to try to cleanse my body... cause im curious :) hahahaha

    I heard its healthy..... and if you dont think it is thats okay cause i'm gannna show my mom before i do it... and shes a health freak lol so dontttttttttttttt worry people i dont know haha

    so what are some cleansing recipies????
    oh and is there any side effects???

    ♥Hayley
    something like those 10 day things... i dont want to take pills i dont believe in taking pills to fix your problems lol

    • ANSWER:
      As an adult I have taken my weight very seriously by cleansing my system of years of bad eating. I was searching online for a way to get completely healthy and decided to cleanse my system with the world famous Master Cleanse. I found a website comparing three different diet plans. I tried two of them and was extremely proud of how the master cleanse worked for me. You can visit the site yourself and check out all three diet plans and choose for yourself.

      Personally I believe that if you clean you system it prepares you for a great start of healthy eating so you can get to the skinny you really want to be. Go to the web site below and see for yourself. I love the master cleanse it’s the best thing I have ever done for my body. I lost 11 pounds in the first 7days, it wiped out my cravings for ALL junk and I mean ALL junk. I did not crave anything that was not good for my body especially cookies, cakes or candies. The information I got from this plan was priceless and I will be able to use it forever.

      Good luck,

  42. 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

  43. QUESTION:
    What are good ways to detox body after quitting smoking?
    I've been drinking heaps of green tea and water. Do you think this is enough.

    If i cleanse my body like this, is there a chance that the nicotine will get out of my body quicker?

    • ANSWER:
      First of all... Congrats on taking this step.

      Smoking means smoke and nicotine enters blood directly from the lungs. The lungs get coated or accumulate smog, ash, nicotine burns..etc.

      Abdominal breathing, pranayama, deep breathing... these will help to eject much of the collected smog. We all are lazy breathers and deep breathing needs to be learnt.
      This is a sure way of detoxification of lungs to eject residual nicotine.

      Exercise, sweating, proper eating helps remove the deposited 'smokers ash' collected below the skin... chain smokers get yellow/pale skin patches..

      Most important, keep that positive attitude.. detox the mind and stay strong.. Best wishes

  44. QUESTION:
    Is niacin plus a lot of Water and Cranberry Juice enough to Detoxify your body?
    If I start taking 100 mg(or a higher doesage) of niacin plus start drinking ALOT of Cranberry jucie and water for around 1 week enough to cleanse your body of THC. I AM trying to pass drug tests but I have approxiamtley 1 week or more before i am tested.

    • ANSWER:
      No, it will not help to clean THC out of your system and aside from the water, that's not going to detox at all.
      Niacin is a simple B vitamin that gives a "flushing effect" to your skin... not to your body. It makes your skin turn red (it makes your skin flush) because it helps with circulation. It won't burn your intestines (unless you're highly allergic to it), especially in that low of a dose... but it might turn your skin bright red.
      Cranberry juice just helps to make your urine a bit more acidic so it can help to cleanse out a Urinary Tract Infection... it doesn't specifically detox your body.

  45. 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.

  46. QUESTION:
    What is the fastest method of removing THC from the body?
    Say someone had 10 days to cleanse their body of THC before taking a urine test, is there anyway it can be done?
    Other than detox kits. I have one but it says nothing about removing THC from the body, it is simply a generic detox kit that I picked up at the local vitamin store.

    • ANSWER:
      10 days should be fine if you drinks lots and lost of liquids. drink like a gallon the day before. cranberry juice is supposed to be good but water should do the job also

  47. QUESTION:
    Can I cleanse my colon with 2 bottles of magnesium citrate and fasting for a day ?
    I'm an athlete and I'm trying to cleanse my body from all those toxic and unhealthy things and was just wondering if a day of fasting and two 10 fluid oz bottles of oral solution magnesium citrate could do the trick. Please and Thank you!

    • ANSWER:

  48. QUESTION:
    How can you use charcoal to clean toxins out of your body?
    Does anyone have any info on this? I have A Fib and take medications,but I've heard that charcoal will cleanse the body from metals and toxins.I will call my doc, but alot of times they really don't listen.Any info on this?THX [plz be kind]

    • ANSWER:
      Yes it true.. Life Force is a company that sells alot of naturally based health products. I have taken it before. Its weird though. I just took a tea spoon in my mouth and drunk some water to wash it down. There are other ways to help release toxins but your right charcoal absorbs all the toxins in your collon and stomach. They use it alot for people who have overdose from drinking or drugs. I wouldn't recommend any charcoal like for grills. Please dont that usually has other stuff with it and can be very damaging to you. I suggest you look into clean eating Recharge book by Tosca Reno and How to master your metabolism by Jillian Michaels. It talks about toxins and what foods and drinks and teas will help. I drink a very warm glass of water with squeezed lemon in it everyday. It helps cleanses the liver to start. Look into other options so you can be more knowledgeable. Dont trust any product online. Get a book and check it out. Also you will feel a little sick almost flu like symptoms as it releases from your body. If you do this 1 week a month you wont feel so bad at all but to start off with you will just so you know.

  49. 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

  50. 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.


what is good to cleanse your body

Detox Diets

It is now widely believed that acne or pimples can be caused by the toxins and impurities in the blood and cleansing the blood of toxins and other impurities is the best way to get rid of this common skin condition. Blood cleansing can be achieved through several different methods, such as diet, fasting, and the intake of natural blood purifier herbs. There are many natural blood cleansing herbs that have traditionally been used to cure or prevent the outbreaks of several skin disorders, including acne, skin eruptions, rashes, boils, wounds, eczema, and psoriasis.

Neem is one of the potent natural blood cleanser herbs to cure pimples and acne. It does have antibacterial, antifungal, and inflammatory properties. This medicinal plant is used in Ayurveda to treat a host of skin ailments like acne, eczema, and psoriasis. Make a paste of neem leaves and add some turmeric powder to it. Rub this paste on your acne, let it dry for sometime, and then wash it off.

Red Clover is a powerful blood cleansing agent and is effective in the treatment of acne or pimples. It contains nutrients like flavonoids, isoflavones, lecithin, coumarins, magnesium, calcium, chromium, potassium, thiamine, phosphorus, and vitamin C. Red clover has the potential to cure respiratory problem, menopause symptoms, osteoporosis, and skin conditions like acne, psoriasis, rashes and eczema. It can also work as a diuretic. This herb can be taken internally to purify blood and to reduce acne breakouts.

Burdock root is another one among the natural blood cleansing herbs to cure pimples and herbs. It helps remove excessive toxins from the blood that cause skin conditions. Burdock root contains antifungal and antibacterial properties and can combat the acne-causing bacteria. Add one teaspoon of dried burdock root to two to three cups of water and boil it. When the water starts to boil, lower the heat and allow the mixture to simmer for about half an hour. Strain the tea. Drink a half cup of burdock root tea two to three times daily to cure your acne or pimples. Apply burdock root tea topically to the affected area with a cotton ball.

Tea made from dandelion root is also beneficial to cure acne or pimples. Dandelion is a known blood cleanser. It purifies blood, improves liver functions, and stimulates the flow of bile. Dandelion root contains potassium, zinc, iron, and vitamins A, B, C, and D. It is available in many forms, including tea, tincture, and capsule. Drinking dandelion tea regularly is considered to be a good remedy for acne. However, do not drink dandelion tea while using lithium, diuretics, or anti-depressant medications.

A further way to cleanse the blood and to cure the acne is to drink four cups of nettle tea a day. Nettle possesses blood cleansing and anti-inflammatory properties. Yellow dock also has blood cleansing properties. It can be used to cure many skin conditions, such as skin rashes, insect bites, psoriasis, and eczema. Milk thistle and Echinacea are other blood cleanser herbs to cure pimple and acne. It is very important to consult with your doctor before taking any herbal supplements for acne.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    Are detox diets healthy and safe? Where can I find a diet plan for a detox diet?
    I just started College a month ago and also started the birth control pill about that time and have put on a couple of pounds. Nothing to worry about but I don't want those 2 pounds to turn into 20. I've heard negative and positive things about detox diets. I'm just curious what your opinion is on it.

    • ANSWER:
      Detox diets are quackery, plain and simple. Not only is there no scientific evidence that detox diets work, there's no scientific evidence that the problem they're supposed to solve is real.

  2. QUESTION:
    What is the best home made detox diet to try?
    I want to lose some weight and i heard detox diets are a good start to kick off. I just need maybe like a laid out plan of the first week and go from there.

    • ANSWER:
      Hi Lorenzo,

      Be warned, the first day of this plan will be tough but if you stick with the strict fruit juice and yoghurt regime, it will kick start your detox. After that, the calorie intake for each day varies, from 800 calories on day 4, the special rice day, to 1300 calories on day 6. This carefully controlled low-fat, low-calorie diet will ensure you lose weight while the high concentration of fruit and veg will flood your system with vitamins and minerals. The result will be glowing skin and a lighter you!

      The large quantity of fruit and veg needed could be expensive and some of the meals are time consuming to prepare. This diet is probably best done during a week when you're not working as you might get a headache due to the detoxification process.

      If you think you can manage this process well enough, then try to follow the details as below :

      Day 1: 600 calories
      ----------------------------
      This is a fasting day. Drink loads of water and herbal teas throughout the day. Breakfast, lunch and evening meal are the same: 1 glass of unsweetened fruit or salt-free vegetable juice plus a carton of natural live yoghurt.
      Try to start this diet on a non-working, quiet day and don't worry, it does get easier!

      Day 2: 1200 calories
      -----------------------------
      Breakfast:
      This is the standard breakfast you'll eat for the rest of the week. 1 portion fresh fruit (vary throughout the week between apple, pear, mango, grapes, pineapple, grapefruit), 2 slices of wholemeal toast spread with low fat cottage cheese, a carton of low-fat live yoghurt, a small glass of skimmed milk and a cup of herb or weak Indian tea without milk or sugar.

      Lunch:
      1 kiwi fruit, a mixed raw vegetable salad (a bed of iceberg lettuce, filled with grated carrot, celeriac and beetroot, with a squeeze of lemon juice and a drizzle of olive oil) plus 150g (6oz) of any steamed vegetables, sprinkled with a chopped clove of garlic and a drizzle of olive oil. Herb or weak Indian tea.

      Dinner:
      50g (2 oz) blueberries and 100g (4oz) unsweetened muesli mixed with a tablespoon of orange juice and a carton of low fat live yoghurt. Herb or weak Indian tea.

      Day 3: 1100 calories
      ------------------------------
      Breakfast:
      As on day 2.

      Lunch:
      1 large mango, 150g (6 oz) mixed salad including watercress, fresh mint, spring onions, tomato, red and yellow peppers, chicory, baby spinach and beansprouts drizzled with a lemon juice and olive oil dressing.
      1 large jacket potato with 50g (2oz) low-fat fromage frais whipped with chopped chives and a clove of garlic. Vegetable juice.

      Dinner:
      1 carton of low-fat live yoghurt mixed with blackberries, blueberries and 1tsp of honey. 1 crusty wholemeal roll with a matchbox size piece of soft cheese (brie, camembert, or similar). Herb or weak Indian tea.

      Day 4: 800 calories
      ----------------------------
      This is a very special day where your main food will be rice. Start by preparing the rice for the whole day. You'll need 225g (9oz) dry brown rice cooked according to the packet's instructions. If you prefer, you can cook half the rice in water and the other half in vegetable stock for a more savoury flavour. Drink only water today.

      Breakfast:
      75g (3oz) cooked rice with 125g (5oz) stewed apple flavoured with honey, cinnamon and grated lemon rind.

      Lunch:
      75g (3oz) cooked rice with 175g (7oz) steamed vegetables - celery, leek, carrot, tomato, spinach, broccoli and shredded cabbage.

      Dinner:
      75g (3oz) cooked rice mixed with soaked dried apricots, raisins, sultanas, and the flesh of a pink grapefruit.

      Day 5: 1100 calories
      -----------------------------
      Breakfast:
      As on day 2.

      Lunch:
      1 apple, 1 pear, 150g (6oz) raw vegetable salad (cauliflower and broccoli florets, carrot, spring onion, grated red cabbage, mange tout) tossed in olive oil and cider vinegar dressing, sprinkled with a teaspoon of raisins and 3 chopped brazil nuts. Large jacket potato filled with 75g (3oz) steamed spinach chopped with 2 teaspoons of olive oil, clove of garlic and a generous grating of nutmeg. Herb or weak Indian tea.

      Dinner:
      75g (3oz) fromage frais mixed with 1 carton of low-fat live yoghurt, poured over a generous bowl of mixed fruit salad, including kiwi, pineapple, orange, grapes, blueberries, apple. Cup of herb tea.

      Day 6: 1300 calories
      ------------------------------
      Breakfast:
      As on day 2.

      Lunch:
      1 banana, 150g (6oz) mixed salad (shredded iceberg lettuce tomato, olives, red pepper, carrot, spring onions, cucumber, a clove of garlic, fennel and watercress) with a dressing of lemon juice, walnut oil and tarragon. 1 large jacket potato with 75g (3oz) steamed French or runner beans with a dessertspoon of sunflower oil sprinkled with finely chopped onions. Herb or weak Indian tea.

      Dinner:
      75g (3oz) muesli mixed with lemon juice, 1tsp honey, grated apple and 1 carton of low-fat live yoghurt. 1 slice wholemeal bread with a matchbox sized piece of brie, camembert or similar soft

  3. QUESTION:
    Where can I find a good Detox Diet and workout schedule for a competitive swimmer?
    I am completely out of shape and unhealthy, and recently I heard Detox Diets can help.
    However, I have looked for a good one and a good workout schedule, but have found none. Can anyone help?

    • ANSWER:
      I would suggest a cleansing diet. I lost 12 pounds in 9 days and then 28 pounds in less than a month. I also lost a lot of inches too! I learned that cleansing will help the body get rid of impurities. Impurities come from a lot of things like fast food, pollution, food additives and preservatives and lots of other things. The impurities get stored in the fat in our body. To get rid of the fat, we have to get rid of the impurities by cleansing the body. This made sense to me and I decided to try a cleanse program and it worked. The weight came off fast and this kept me motivated to keep going, not like other diets where the weight loss it too slow. I did Jenny Craig, Weight Watcher and Medifast. If you want to learn more call the toll free number 1-877-587-4647 or check out the website. This was the first time I ever did a cleanse, it was easy and I feel better. Good luck whatever you decide to do! http://diet4cleansing.com

  4. QUESTION:
    Why is maple syrup an ingredient in detox diets?
    I was just reading up about detox diets and I always see that maple syrup is an ingredient as well as lemon and Cayenne pepper. I understand the other two ingredients but I don't understand the use of the maple syrup. Isn't it loaded with sugar? How could that be healthy? If anyone knows about this, please explain.
    Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      It certainly sounds random. Probably, this business is an urban legend with no scientific backing. The body naturally cleans itself. If it didn't there wouldn't be a species of homo sapiens. We'd have been so toxic, we'd disappear, not even be an endangered species. I would wonder if someone just made this up for a joke and it was spread around and taken seriously. "Toxic" is a powerful word. Using it like this makes it sound valid, but there is no indication it is needed. Common sense, as you noted, indicates, it is silly.

  5. QUESTION:
    Is it normal to feel thirstier than usual during a detox diet?
    I'm on day three of a detox diet. I'm not doing one of those fad "master cleanse" or juice diets. I've simply cut out processed foods, meat, etc. I'm also drinking a caffeine free tea that is used for detox. I mostly feel okay, but I've been a lot thirstier than normal. Is this a normal reaction to detoxing? My diet is already pretty raw except I usually am a chocoholic, so that's the main thing that's being cut out.

    • ANSWER:
      Hi Tina,
      The Side effects of using detox diet include excessive diarrhea, which can lead to dehydration and electrolyte loss. Constipation may occur if people consume excess fiber without also increasing their fluid intake. Other side effects can include tiredness, irritability, acne, weight loss, and hunger. Any worsening of symptoms or new symptoms that occur during a detox diet should prompt a visit to a qualified health professional.

  6. QUESTION:
    What do you know about detox diets and weight loss?
    I'm interested in begining a detox diet that will greatly aide me in weight loss as well. Tips, suggestions and recipes are all very welcome! Thanks for your help! My goal here is to kick start me to help keep me motivated to loose the 90 pounds I'm aiming for.

    • ANSWER:
      It is a good idea to cleanse your body of some of the dodgy stuff. The best detox is fruit i think becasue it is essential that during the detox you still get the needed nutrients for your body. I also assume that eating fruit would give you much less calories than your used to so this would help in losing some weight.
      the thing to remember bout weight loss is that is can not be done too fast. Starving your body of fuel will cause it to store food as fat, somewhat a survival mechanism. keeping your metabolism going with fruit will be a good start.
      Once the detox is over start a all natural eating plan. only vegies fruit and meat that has not been processed, no packages. this will make so much difference to how you feel due to less preservatives, added sugar etc. it will also keep you on track for the goal you have.
      good luck

  7. QUESTION:
    Why do you wait a week in between cycles of the Orovo Detox diet?
    I just finished the first round of Orovo Detox, and am supposed to wait a week before I finish the bottle. Why do you have to wait a week in between? Is this normal for detox diets? I lost 5 lbs the first week, should I expect to keep that weight off? Do you lose as much weight the second round as the first?

    • ANSWER:
      Very normal for detox pills, at least the ones that are potent enough to do anything. I had tried a few, but nothing worked as good as Orovo Detox. I hope youre drinking a ton of water. You can expect to drink a gallon a day, and use the bathroom ten times in the morning on the detox plan, but the weight comes off. I was peaked the whole time, and the week off is because it is so strong, your body shouldnt be flushed constantly. That is why its every other week for one month. Dont be disappointed, but you probably wont lose as much the second week. I lost 6 lbs first week and only 3 the second, but that was 9 in one month. Ill take that anyday, or month

  8. QUESTION:
    where can i find some detox diet recipe?
    my husband and i are planning to detox diet for a week. but i cant seem to find any recipes online.

    • ANSWER:
      http://www.living-foods.com/recipes/ has a great site that you can pick many recipes off of. I just completed a two week detox and this site was a blessing. Remember, no wheat, dairy, meat, caffeine or citrus fruit.

  9. QUESTION:
    What ingredients are in the lemon detox diet?
    has anyone tried this diet? or do you have any good detox diets that aren't quite so extreme?

    • ANSWER:
      i haven't been on it, but i think it's similar to the master cleanse, which i have been on. for this one you needed lemons, sea salt, grade B maple syrup, filtered water and cayenne pepper, you could also add a non caffine herbal tea.
      pretty much you just drink the stuff whenever you feel hungry, though i ate some fruit on some days and i still lost 4kgs in 2 weeks.

      another cleanse type diet is the Ph miracle, im not too sure about this though, but its less strict in some ways.

  10. QUESTION:
    Do detox diets really help you loose weight?
    I have heard that some detox diets can help you loose weight, because your colon can be blocked with rubbish and poisons (mostly from meat). Is this true?

    • ANSWER:
      yep.
      but dont expect to loose much.
      in the long run you will loose more after the detox.. since your body will become very responsive.
      for example, exercixe will be much easier and results will come much faster.

      be careful tough, since people somtimes confuse detox wiht starvation and that can kill you fast.

  11. QUESTION:
    Is there such thing is a Tomato Soup Detox diet?
    My cousin who is a personal trainer suggested that i do this "Detox Diet" prior to starting workout sessions with him. He says that i need to eat Tomato Soup for four days, so that my body will be cleansed and i will lose some weight prior to working out with him. How valid is this? Does anyone have any opinions?

    • ANSWER:
      Detox diets are basically bogus. Your body has its own detox system, liver and kidneys. If you stop putting junk into your system the body will cleanse itself. The best thing about this one is that you aren't required to buy some miracle product at 1000% markup, and it isn't going to harm you.

      Of course you'll lose weight if you eat nothing but tomato soup for 4 days.
      Not many calories and lots of water.

      And find out what qualifies your cousin as a "personal trainer". Is he certified by the state? Has he completed accredited courses?

  12. QUESTION:
    good detox diets to kick start weight loss?
    trying to jump start my diet, but i feel bogged down, any good detox diets out there?

    • ANSWER:
      When I detox I just fast. Two or three days of it and you won't be bogged down.

      == Heart Of Saturday Night ==

  13. QUESTION:
    How can a do a detox diet at home by myself?
    Anyone who had done a detox diet, tell me about it. Did you notice changes?

    • ANSWER:
      if you eliminate all processed foods and simply eat fresh, preferably organic, fruits, veggies, and meat/eggs then your body will restore to its default settings(so to speak) and you will start cleansing.

      deeper cleansing involves abstaining from solid food and drinking only fresh organic juice(you would need your own juicer for this). remember: 1 glass of fruit for every 2 glasses of veggie juice.

      the deepest would be fasting from all calories. you would eat nothing and drink only water. 1 cup of purified for every 3 cups of distilled.

      if you cleanse in this order i would do the natural food diet for 3-4 weeks. then juice cleanse for 3-4 days. return to your natural food diet for another 6 weeks. then water fast for 3-4 days.

      if you do this you will feel awesome, lose weight, and look the best you ever have.

      if you're serious you can email me with any questions and i will try to help you out

  14. 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.

  15. QUESTION:
    Does the lemon detox diet actually work?
    I am 135 pounds and I want to lose 30 pounds really quickly to look good for an event which is in a month. I want to try the lemon detox diet but before I do so, I need to know if it is worth it. Will it help me lose weight quickly? I don't need people telling me to eat properly and exercise, I already do! I go to the gym and eat healthy. I would like answers from people with experience, who've already tried the lemon detox diet.

    • ANSWER:
      I've done it multiple times, starting when I was 17. I did it for the last time about 18 months ago. Keeping in mind that it is a diet to detoxify the body. It is not a diet for permanent weight loss. The diet does result in very rapid weight loss, but that weight lost is mostly from water the body retains to process food, alcohol, etc. A small percentage comes from waste materials in the body. However, once you end the diet (it can only be sustained up to 3 weeks), you will start retaining water again and you're weight will go back to where it was. It's not that the diet doesn't work. It's just not intended for permanent weight loss.

      I have tried many different diets over the years to reduce my body fat percentage. The best piece of advice I have been given about diets is "Never do a diet with a name". Also, don't think of dieting as a temporary thing you do to lose weight. A diet simply means what you eat. It doesn't mean weight loss. Someone could eat 2 boxes of Crispy Creams and a case of beer and still be on a diet, although not a healthy one. The best thing you can do to loose weight is to learn some of the basic rules of nutrition and follow them. The best (and one of the shortest) books I've seen is "Food Rules: An Eater's Manual" by Michael Pollan. You can find it on Amazon for less than .

  16. 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.

  17. QUESTION:
    Do you have to follow a specific eating regime while doing the Jillian Michaels detox diet?
    I bought Jillian Michaels' Detox diet pills and I thought there would be like instructions about what to eat for the two weeks, but there wasn't. Does anyone know if you have to eat specific foods or if you can just eat what you normally do? Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      You do realize, don't you, that any product or diet plan with the word 'detox' in it is a fraud? Regardless of celebrity endorsements.......

  18. QUESTION:
    Is a detox diet effective to get rid or reduce acne?
    I'm planning to do a detox diet for three days-starting tomorrow- I've been gtying bad rwally bad acne and I would lioe to get rid of it or reduce it....what fruits and vegetable should I eat the most? Thanks in advanced

    • ANSWER:
      Lemons are really good for your skin and your body in general.

      I do a lemonade detox every 3-4 months and my skin always feels better afterward for at least a week or two. You can also do lemon based face peels and face masks to help clear your skin.

  19. 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.

  20. QUESTION:
    Is the lemon detox diet suppose to taste bad and make you feel sick?
    I'm trying this lemon detox diet but it tastes so nasty. Is it suppose to taste this bad because it makes me feel sick.

    • ANSWER:
      Are you talking about the Lemonade Diet also called the Master Cleanse? If so, are you talking about the lemonade drink? If so, are you putting enough of the sweetener in it - honey or maple syrup? It should taste sorta like lemonade.

  21. 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!!!!

  22. QUESTION:
    Is the lemon detox diet safe and does it work?
    I'm wanting to do the lemon detox diet but i just want to make sure it's safe and just wondering if you've done it before how much weight did u lose?

    • ANSWER:
      It's proven to not work and it may be dangerous.

  23. QUESTION:
    Would there be any benefit of doing a 1 day detox diet of just eating fruit and drinking juices and water?
    Would there be any benefit of doing a 1 day detox diet of just eating fruit and drinking juices and water?

    • ANSWER:
      To tell you the truth, the only good that will come out of a one day detox diet of only eating fruit, eating drinks and water is that you'll probably end up being really hungry and/or sick and that the next day or night, you'll eat too much and maybe gain a little weight. I suggest that (if you want to lose weight) you try a longer eating regime for like a month or two and see how much better results you can achieve as well as how much better you could feel! I suggest you trying Xenical because it works much better than other diet pills like the Acai Berry!

  24. QUESTION:
    What are your views on the lemon detox diet?
    If you know what the lemon detox diet is, let me know what your views are on this.

    • ANSWER:
      they did a thing on the bbc where they looked at how effective detoxing is and found that it had no effect. it was a really interesting series - have a look -

      about detoxing -
      http://www.bbc.co.uk/sn/humanbody/truthaboutfood/young/detox.shtml

      and how to get slim (if you're interested!)
      http://www.bbc.co.uk/sn/humanbody/truthaboutfood/slim/
      xxx

  25. QUESTION:
    Is it possible to maintain your weight after the lemon detox diet?
    Do you know anyone who has been successful with the lemon detox diet and maintained it?

    • ANSWER:
      You will gain 10-20 lbs back depending on your size just refilling your digestive system and energy reserves.
      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:
    Can I go on a detox diet without losing weight?
    I am 5'8" 135 lbs, and I haven't been taking care of my body lately. I would really like to clean out my system to help with my skin, digestive tract, and stamina, but I fear losing weight if I cut out such things as carbonated beverages that provide a good portion of my caloric intake. Are there any detox diets that can be followed without weight loss and healthy food substitutes that will sustain weight?

    • ANSWER:
      you take the fruit diet for 2 weeks and then strat eating wheat bread , brown rice and tuna ...cucumbers ..and jilt the soda . More water ...and eat 3 meals in a day

  27. QUESTION:
    what are some good liquid detox diets?
    I weigh 140 and want to lose 20 pounds. I googled detox diets and found one that's lose 21 pounds in 21 days. I would like to find other detox diets and ones that are healthy! If you have any good liquid detox diets or drinks i could drink i'd love to know them!

    • ANSWER:
      There are no good detox diets. 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 bunch of strangers in this forum.

      "'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

      Your body cleanses itself naturally. And cleanses, purges, emetics, enemas, 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, homepathic charlatans, etc. The road to good health is paved with science.

      Good luck and good health!!

  28. QUESTION:
    Can you exercise while on a fruit detox diet?
    I want to try a fruit detox diet....But I like to exercise a lot at the gym. Usually I run on the treadmill for an hour burning around 400-600 calories a day (excluding weekends) Is it safe if I still do that and go on this diet? If not, what changes do I need to make on the diet?

    • ANSWER:
      I think it it possible

  29. QUESTION:
    Has anybody tried the lemon detox diet and does it work?
    I am curious if the lemon detox diet is worth considering.

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

  30. QUESTION:
    Can you subsitute lemon juice from the bottle for the lemons in the lemon detox diet?
    Goin on a diet but every where i go the lemon r nasty so thats where the lemomn juice comes in. Also whats in the lemon detox diet. Thanks

    • ANSWER:
      Use only fresh organic lemons and not concentrated lemon juice. Organic fruits are not grown by chemical fertilizers and not sprayed with pesticides therefore they are chemical free. Bottled or canned lemon juice contains sugar and other preservatives which are some of the sources of toxicity levels in your system therefore stay away from them.

      http://www.detoxandcleansingdiets.com/detox-diets.php

  31. 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.

  32. QUESTION:
    Does anyone have any advice on the best workout to go alongside a detox diet?
    I am trying to lose weight and am using a detox diet as it has worked wonders for me in the past but I am just wondering what type of exercise would be best suited to go along with this sort of diet.

    • ANSWER:
      do some light cardio vascular training.

  33. QUESTION:
    Does the lemon detox diet actually work?
    Does the lemon detox diet actually work?

    Why or why not?

    • ANSWER:
      no its actually kinda bad for your body because you need more vitamins in your body then you can get from the lemon detox diet and when your body cant get the vitamins and nutrients it needs it takes them from other parts of your body that you need i.e bones and soft tissue

  34. QUESTION:
    What flush/detox diet do you think is best?
    Normally I wouldnt use a flush or detox diet but I have a birthday party coming up in about a week and I need something fast to flatten my belly and the bloat. Does anyone know of one or have used one that works and preferably one that lets you eat with it, but any suggestions will help. Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      Oh! Best detox is the the Juice and Smoothie fast.

      For one week, whenever you're hungry don't eat but drink a fruit smoothie or some fruit juice. (not those smoothies with yogurt or ice cream, but the ones with fruit and ice)

      For one week, best detox I ever had. Flattened and firmed my belly, goes well with some cardio everyday too (but not a must)

  35. QUESTION:
    What is the best detox diet around?
    I want to be healthy! And start fresh and clean. So what is a great detox diet to clean out my system? I heard that the way to clean out your body, and lose some fat, but not lose any muscle, is to eat raw foods only, as in only fruit and veggies, and also a scoop of protein powder in water a day. That is to keep your muscle intact. Has anybody tried this? Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      i have heard the kim kardashian one works good. i think you can buy it at the drug store

  36. QUESTION:
    How do I start a detox diet?
    Ive been thinking of going on a detox diet to rid my body of toxins. Im 17 and weigh 107. I want to do a 7 day liquid detox diet...but since im so small will this hurt me? Im already a vegetarian so I already dont eat meats.

    • ANSWER:
      Hi Jessica

      You need to be really careful following a pure liquid detox. Your body can very quickly lose some important nutrients and can open your body's immune system to infections.

      The body is able to rid itself of toxins through the liver, kidneys and skin, if you follow a diet with plenty of fruits and vegetables and whole grains also drinking enough water - avoid all processed foods, sugar, stimulants, and alcohol. This is usually thought to be the best type of body cleansing as you get the necessary nutrients.

      Whatever you do take care!

      Kezzy

  37. QUESTION:
    How old should you be to do the detox diet?
    How old can you be be to be able to do the detox diet? The one that involves cayenne pepper, lemon juice, syrup, etc: I'm 13... can i do it soon? THANKS!

    • ANSWER:
      100. Seriously, your body doesn't need help cleansing or detoxing itself if you eat a healthy diet rich in fiber along with portion control. Plus, that is just a fad starvation diet, not real weight loss. You lose weight from not eating, not the liquid. You gain it all back again once you start eating normally again. Clean up your diet instead if you want to lose weight and keep it off.

      Cut out sweet, fried, processed, junk, and fast foods. Eat lots of fresh fruits and veggies with each meal and as snacks instead of chips, cookies, crackers, bars, etc. Even supposedly healthy varieties and 100 calorie packs aren't as good for you. Drink just plain water. Do not skip meals. Switch to whole grains and lower portion sizes for rice, pasta, cereal, and bread.

  38. QUESTION:
    Is this suppose to happen on a detox diet?
    I am on a detox diet to clear up my acne. I only eat natural foods like apples carrots and fish. Sometimes I cheat and eat a cookie or candy but very little. I also eat chicken and fish but lately I have been getting uncontrollable gas. Like I will be sitting in class and I will just fart without being able to hold it in and it's very embarasing. Why is that happening?

    • ANSWER:
      looking at foods your oils content is too high could be probably a sick gault bladder flatulance is often a sign of not enough vitamin C. Try lemon juice sure its strong its the whole idea, but when you drink water, flavour it with a squirt from a yellow bottle of lemon juice and some grape fruit and also some strong orange juice but absolutely no sugar. no salt and cut back on your oils, when you get up in the morning for example a far cheaper way of getting an omega 3 intake is to gargle in olive oil and swallow it, then pour raw lemon juice to remove the burning of the oil on tonsils and cleanse feeling its goodness being glad to swallow many opera singers practice this routine to clean the night time apnia dust from tonsils.

      Also 500 mg vit c tabs are a great way of loosing hypertension and opening arteries.
      Also if you have aneese star petals and want to make a clear teach which is tasty, this will create a blast of liver bile, the liver gauld bladder and pancreios are all inter related and its a natural therapay to just cleanse the body.

      I used to blast wind forty times a day folks said to make a joke of it when I worked in VIP protocol in the Prime Ministerial staff and give a statistic of folks flatulate an average of twenty times a day, can you imagine how embarrassing that is? I share your suffering and btw dont have wind or high BP either now.

      Good luck in your diet?
      An irrelevant fact? Saturated Fatty Acids contained in most junk foods are the leading cause of mental illness after illicit narcotic and cause stress.

  39. QUESTION:
    Can someone recommend me a good detox diet?
    I heard from People Magazine that the stars go on Detox Diets to cleanse their bodies and lose weight quickly. I just recently gained a lot of weight over the past two or so months. I have a huge party to go to and I haven't seen most of the people there for a while. I want to look the way I did before I gained a lot of weight. What is a good three day detox plan (usually consists of eating the same low calorie food)?

    • ANSWER:
      u can try the water diet, which means before a meal drink 2 glasses of water. u will get full fast and it will digests faster, also workout, running, bikes stuff like that.

      hope this helps

  40. QUESTION:
    How to go out on a detox diet?
    Im gonna start a detox diet, just for a month and see how i feel but during that month, there is a work party (well, someone is leaving to have a baby) its something i cant get out of and im wondering how can i stay on detox while eating at a restaurant? I really don't wanna look stupid but i don't want to break the diet.
    Please dont leave messages against doing it, i just want advice.

    • ANSWER:
      Detox pills, and detoxification and cleansing in general, are neither useful nor necessary unless you have had long-term narcotic use or are chronically constipated. Detoxification and cleansing has no proven medical benefits for the average person whatsoever. It will NOT help you lose any significant amount of fat.

  41. QUESTION:
    Some form of a detox diet before becoming vegetarian?
    I'm looking for a detox diet that will clean out all the junk in my system from eating meat. I don't want to starve myself and drink lemonade for 10 days, or anything crazy. Just something that will help cleanse my body quicker than waiting a month for it to do it on its own.
    Any suggestions?
    Skaytie: That's the type of junk I'm talking about and why I'm becoming a vegetarian again.

    • ANSWER:
      Lot of fiber the whole day, nothing after 7pm.
      That kicks ass.

  42. QUESTION:
    How do you start the detox/ water diet?
    I've been trying to find out more about the detox diet, but I can't seem to find enough about it online.

    Is anybody on this diet?

    Does it really work? I heard that you can lose ALOT of weight in such a really short time! Is that good for your body, considering that you are on a diet?

    How do you exactly go about doing this diet? I heard that the diet ranges anywhere from 3 days to 3 weeks. So what do you have to do and/or take while on the diet?

    How much water am i supposed to drink each day?(not including the water in the mixture)

    Can you eat lemons?

    Is Cayenne pepper/ginger an essential ingredient or is this just to taste, can you have it without?
    I'm not saying that I'm going to give the diet a try. I just want to know more about it before seeing my doctor and/or actually starting the diet.

    • ANSWER:
      You don't! Going on any extreme diet like the following can be damaging to your body, just because Hollywood stars do it, it does not mean it is safe!

      You have to get that "diet" image out of your head. You need to rather think in terms of "healthy eating", and you need to include resistance training / cardio. There is no easy way out. People are always seeking for the magic pill / forumla that will help them lose the weight but this will lead to failure. If you are planning to lose muscle/water, then I suggest you go on the diet (well not really!), but what I am saying is if you don't care about your health, then by all means go ahead. But if you do, then don't go on it.

      I have attached the following link, which explains how you should lose the fat the right way, though it is basic article, it tells nearly everything you should know. Remember anyone can lose a heap of weight in a short period of time, but you have to ask yourself "How much of it was fat?". A majority of the time, the answer would probably be "nearly none".

      http://www.discussbodybuilding.com/m_111175/mpage_1/tm.htm

  43. QUESTION:
    Detox diet for people with hypoglycemic tendencies?
    I am looking for a short-term detox diet or modified juice fast that will be safe for me, as I suffer from low blood sugar.
    If anyone has had any experience and can recommend a good simple plan, I would greatly appreciate it!
    Just to clarify, I am not interested in losing weight necessarily, but instead want to clear my body of excess toxins, build-up, etc, giving my digestive system a break and a clean start.

    • ANSWER:
      There is no such thing as a "detox" diet. The idea that you can rid yourself of toxins by dieting is a fad, not a scientific fact.

  44. QUESTION:
    how much weight can you lose from a detox diet for four days?
    i want to do a detox diet soon to clean out my body system. if i do this diet for four days would i lose weight? and how much?

    • ANSWER:
      You have to come up with some type of a reward system, this will help keep you motivated. One of the best things to do is make a contingency contract. Stating what you want to do, who will help you do it, and what do you get for doing it.

      Then also try to find a well balance diet program. My friend did this one diet program where the average weight lose is 7 pounds in 9 days. It might be the thing you are looking for, I know it's well balanced. If you want e-mail me and I can tell you more about either of these.

  45. QUESTION:
    What do you do after the Lemon Detox Diet?
    After you are done with the Lemon Detox Diet, what do you do? When I look online they say that you can gain the weight you lose back really fast. How can I prevent that from happening?

    • ANSWER:
      you should some of it slowly. Than gradually adjust to your body. Because you are clean from toxins. You craving for junk well be reduce. Just listen to your body. Eat only when you're hungry. You well be fine. Or you can get the book than tells you exactly how everythings works.

  46. QUESTION:
    Can I exercise during model detox diet 20-30 minutes cardio ?
    I'm 14 and I'm planning to make the model detox diet for 10 days ..I have some questions ..
    Can I exercise during model detox diet 20-30 minutes cardio ?

    • ANSWER:
      yeah of course... but if u feel dizzy u will have to stop...
      u can probably drink G2 Gatorade or powerade.. as its only 50 calories! its called G2.... not sure which company makes it...that will help get through the workout

      and do lower intensity....

  47. QUESTION:
    Are you allowed to chew gum on a detox diet?
    I'm planning on starting a 1-2 week detox diet tomorrow where i only eat fresh fruits and veggies and drink water, but i'm a chewing gum addict, so i was wondering if i can still chew gum while on this diet?

    • ANSWER:
      Unless your gum says "100% organic ingredients" and is made of real chicle -- not the synthetic rubber used in almost all chewing gums -- perhaps it would be better to avoid chewing it. Instead, buy good chewing gum off the net -- stuff made from chicle. Or you could buy a coconut or some oat groats. Both of those things will keep you chewing for an hour per mouthful.

      Hope this helps.

  48. QUESTION:
    How much weight can be lost with a detox diet for a female?
    Im trying to loose 30lbs in 40 days. can this be done with the detox diet?

    • ANSWER:
      just exercise and eat healthy!

  49. QUESTION:
    How does a diet detox make you feel? How extreme should it be?
    I've found several detox diets, ranging from a week to three months, and from all fruits and vegtables, to only certain ones and salt water. I was wondering if anyone has been on a detox diet before, which kind it was, and how it made you feel. Feedback? Suggestions?

    • ANSWER:
      you outline one problem with detox diets; there are about a million of them (I exaggerate a bit).

      What are your goals? For a simple detox, your goals should be to eliminate the toxins that are residual in your body (such as insecticide, herbacide biproducts, addatives, formaldehyde constituents, animal hormones, antibiotics, etc.)

      That being said, you don't need anything very severe. What I recommend for the majority of my patients is the Whole Food Farmacy detox. It's a modest 13 days, includes essentially everything needed, and is achieving great results. Many people have the added goal of weight loss, and the average case I've had loses weight.

      I'd be happy to answer any more specific questions you might have with detox diets. I will say, some are simply alarming and downright dangerous. So do be careful!

  50. QUESTION:
    Does anyone know any good detox diet plans?
    I've been in Europe for about 3 weeks and I've eaten extremely unhealthy so I just want to get my body back on track when i get home in a few days. Does anyone know any simple, short detox diets? Does anyone know any good plans or links that have good detox plans? I really don't know much about detoxing and I barely know how to get myself started

    • ANSWER:
      Why do you not go to the local library as they have lots of books on detox and diet which will not cost you anything. If you have eaten badly in Europe for goodness sake do not come to America. Our food and life style will make you even more unhealthy. Good luck.


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Cranberry Juice Detox

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    Can cranberry juice really detox your body from toxins found in marijuana?
    If you drink a lot of cranberry juice, can that really get rid of all the toxins in your body from marijuana? How much would you have to drink? Should you drink cranberry juice cocktail or regular cranberry juice?

    • ANSWER:
      thats a myth. drinking cranberry juice won't flush your system of THC, and neither will water. it's obviously better to keep well hydrated but THC bonds to fat cells, but who knows, maybe drinking cranberry juice is a miracle weight loss drug that flushes out fat cells.
      exercising can help, and as far as i know is the only thing that can help besides good ol time. if you're trying to pass a test you could try some types of drink, i've heard drinking some type of gelatin something lol i forget what its called, but in just the right way it can effectively mask THC for ONE pee. but thats really a long shot and its really horrible stuff.
      try the fake pee, or someone else's.

  2. QUESTION:
    How long does it take for weed to be out of your system?
    I basically peer pressured my friend to take ONE hit for his birthday around January 6 but now it turns out he got a job at the airport and needs a drug test he's freaked out that he wont pass it I told him to do the cranberry juice detox he hasn't smoked ever since but you think it's out of his system by now?

    • ANSWER:
      It could take up to 2 weeks.
      Drink lots of water and use the restroom a lot.

  3. QUESTION:
    Can I drink pomegranate juice instead of cranberry juice for my detox?
    I don't have cranberry juice, but I have pomegranate juice. I want to do a lot of cardio and running right now to detoxify my body, so would pom juice work the same as cran juice would? What does cranberry do that makes it so cleansing vs pomegranate?

    • ANSWER:
      Anything cranberry juice does, pomegranate does better. It cleans your system while protecting your arteries, heart, and cartilage. I like both but I can't get enough of Pom.

  4. QUESTION:
    anyone know anything about how cranberry juice works to detox?
    What is it about cranberry juice that acts as a diuretic? Will cranberry pills work the same way? Is there any other food or drink that works as a detox or diuretic?

    • ANSWER:
      caffeinated products are diuretics.. coffee and tea, obviously...dont know about the cranberry stuff though.

  5. QUESTION:
    How long does Weed take to get out of your system for drug testing.?
    I spent about 7 weeks getting high everyday. It's now been 5 weeks since I've smoked. Some body just called me out of the blue and asked if I'ld apply for a job that would be a promotion. They asked if I could pass a drug test. Whats the truth. 30 days, 60 days, 90 days.
    I've heard drinking lots of water, green tea, cranberry juice, and detox kits from a drug store.

    • ANSWER:
      it might be out but after smoking so long, it'll take longer then a month

  6. QUESTION:
    Cranberry juice a detoxifier?
    Does cranberry juice help to detox? I've had headaches every day since i've started drinking cranberry juice past couple of days. I've been going to the bathroom more than usual.

    • ANSWER:
      Study Provides New Evidence That Cranberry Juice May Help Fight Heart Disease
      Science Daily — NEW ORLEANS, March 24 There's more good news about cranberry juice: Based on human studies, researchers have found that drinking three glasses a day significantly raises levels of "good cholesterol" in the blood and increases plasma antioxidant levels, reducing the risk of heart disease.

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      Although researchers have long suspected, based on laboratory tests, that the antioxidant-rich juice may help lower risk factors for heart disease, no human studies had established such a link until now. Their findings, the first long-term study of the effect of cranberry juice on cholesterol levels, were described today at the 225th national meeting of the American Chemical Society, the world's largest scientific society.

      "This study gives consumers another reason to consider drinking cranberry juice, which has more health benefits than previously believed. People should consider drinking it with their meals, perhaps as an alternative to soda," says Joe Vinson, Ph.D., the study's lead author and a professor of chemistry at the University of Scranton in Scranton, Penn.

      Besides heart benefits, previous studies have shown that cranberries can help prevent urinary tract infections and may reduce the risk of gum disease, stomach ulcers and cancer.

      In the current study, Vinson measured cholesterol levels in nineteen subjects with high cholesterol after a fasting, baseline blood sampling, followed by monthly samplings. Ten of the subjects were given cranberry juice with artificial sweetener but without high fructose corn syrup, while the other subjects drank cranberry juice with no added sugars. The drinks tested all contained approximately 27 percent pure cranberry juice by volume, like the common supermarket variety.

      Each subject was fed one glass (8 ounces) of juice a day for the first month, then two glasses a day for the next month, and three glasses a day during the third month of the study. Subjects were not monitored with respect to exercise, diet and alcohol consumption, the researcher says.

      While there were no changes in overall cholesterol levels, good cholesterol (high density lipoprotein, or HDL) appeared to significantly increase by an average of 10 percent after three servings of juice per day. Based on known epidemiological data on heart disease, this increase corresponds to an approximate 40 percent reduction in heart disease risk, says Vinson.

      Plasma antioxidant capacity, a measure of the total amount of antioxidants available for the body, was significantly increased by as much as 121 percent after 2 or 3 servings of juice per day, he says. Like elevated levels of good cholesterol, increased antioxidant levels are also associated with a decreased risk of heart disease.

      The mechanism by which cranberry juice changes cholesterol levels has not been clearly established. Vinson suspects that the effect may have to do with the fruit's high levels of polyphenols, a type of potent antioxidant. Previous studies by the researcher have shown that cranberries have among the highest levels of phenols in comparison to 20 of the most commonly consumed fruits.

      Eventually, Vinson plans to test the effect of cranberry juice consumption on subjects with normal cholesterol levels. To get the most health benefit from the juice, the researcher recommends drinking a low sugar version that contains an artificial sweetener.

      If you don't like cranberry juice, there are other heart-healthy alternatives. A recent study by another researcher showed that drinking three cups of orange juice per day similarly increased levels of good cholesterol. Unlike cranberry juice, however, it did not appear to increase plasma antioxidant capacity, says Vinson.

      As both juices are healthy, he suggests that people may want to include both types as part of their daily diet.

      Grape juice, another breakfast favorite, increases plasma antioxidant capacity but appears to lower the level of good cholesterol, according to another study by Vinson.

      There are many other types of juice whose effect on cholesterol levels is not known, he adds. But don't forget exercise: Studies have shown that vigorous aerobic exercise has also been linked to increases in good cholesterol, says Vinson.

      The current study underscores government health recommendations that people should eat more fruits and vegetables to help maintain a healthy diet and lifestyle.

      The Cranberry Institute provided funding for this study.

      Note: This story has been adapted from a news release issued by American Chemical Society
      ____________________________________________________Cranberry juice is said to be good for you for several reasons, the best of which is that it tastes nice! It can be rather bitter; so it is wise to ensure that your brand is not full of sugar or your dentist will not be too impressed with you.

      Cranberry juice is often suggested for women who are suffering from either pain on passing urine or frequency of passing urine; these symptoms will usually be attributed to cystitis, although there may not be any infection present. The juice has a high vitamin C content, and it is said to acidify the urine and thereby reduce the frequency of developing infections.

      It is very common for women to develop ‘cystitis’, and I do urge you to have a check to ensure that you do not have a urinary tract infection. Sometimes the symptoms of ‘cystitis’ occur immediately after or towards the end of a period, this can be related to the use of tampons. Probably a more common cause, although it is rarely discussed, is the occurrence of symptoms 24-48 hours after intercourse. It may well be that cranberry juice will help. But, if you continue to have symptoms that are originating in the lower urinary tract, these really should be assessed by your GP, and possibly a urologist.

      It is probably nothing to worry about, but do visit your doctor for a chat and a check up.
      ____________________________________________________

      Cranberry juice, the tart drink long touted as a treatment for urinary tract infections, also can take a bite out of tooth decay.

      A team led by oral biologist Hyun Koo, at the University of Rochester Medical Center in New York, found that cranberry juice protects teeth against Streptococcus mutans, the bacteria responsible for dental cavities. Streptococcus mutans create most cavities by eating sugars and then excreting acids that cause dental decay.

      The researchers found that cranberry juice disrupts the formation of plaque’s building block, known as a glucan. Bacteria use enzymes to build dental plaque, which covers teeth and gives bacteria a haven to thrive and produce acid. Cranberry juice inhibits those enzymes and stops additional bacteria from sticking to the tooth, thus preventing bacteria from forming plaque.

      “Something in the cranberry juice disarms the pathogens that cause tooth decay,” Koo said.

      Rather than advocate mass consumption of cranberry juice to prevent tooth decay, Koo is working with researchers at Rutgers University to isolate the compounds within the juice that pack an anti-cavity punch.
      ____________________________________________________

      Good Luck!

      '-)

  7. QUESTION:
    Does cranberry juice cleanse your body of toxins or does it not?
    I have a drug test tomorrow morning. I have a bottle of detox I bought. But, I wanna know if Cranberry juice helps too? I want my chances to be as good as possible for testing! This is a new job and I worked hard to get it.

    • ANSWER:
      cranberry is best used for urinary tract infections and is a very good antioxidant but i dont think itd cleanse your body.. unless you drink it for like a week but i doubt it

  8. QUESTION:
    Does cranberry juice have any affect on people who take risperidol or medications?
    Cranberry juice is said to be a big detox drink.

    I haven't drunk it for years, but I'm wondering, does it affect a person's mindset/behavior if that personally normally takes anti-schizophrenic medication like risperidal?

    • ANSWER:
      I run a mental health group home. I have had many residents who take risperdal (and many many other psych meds). Typically, Grapefruit is the major "no-no" with psych meds. Residents in my house drink cranberry juice in moderation (8-12 oz daily) with no side effects.

  9. QUESTION:
    Why do people say cranberry juice helps with passing a drug test?
    I've heard people say drink a lot of cranberry juice to help pass a drug test, especially for THC. How does it help? That is, if it does.

    • ANSWER:
      cranberry juice is an anti oxidant so it does get thc outve your body quicker,i usually take a week to detox where as when i drink hella cranberry juice it takes 3-4 days

  10. QUESTION:
    how long does weed stay in your system?
    I'm 5'8 bout 125 pounds and if I smoked say 2 bowls tonight would I be clean within a week If I drank water worked out and drank orange juice? Oh also any tips besides(cranberry juice detox kits or vinegar) on how to get clean quick?

    • ANSWER:
      You would not be clean. Pot can stay in your system as much as a
      few months. Try eating solid, hearty food like pasta and fish instead.

      Bottom line if you wanna be "clean" don't smoke pot or drink alcohol.

  11. QUESTION:
    Does Cranberry juice detoxify your system? And can it help with weight loss?
    I have been drinking the Diet Cranberry Juice by oceanspray for about a week and my boyfriend said someone told him it helps detox/clean out your system. It that true? Or am I drinking the wrong kind of juice? And also, does detoxifying your system help promote weight loss if your already eating healthier and working out?

    • ANSWER:
      Cranberries, prunes, green bananas, unripe fruits and sulphured dried fruits are acidic in the body. Since detox should only be about alkalizing the body, we should avoid consuming them. Plus, the whole idea of detox is to eat a variety of natural whole foods - the "diet" juice that you are drinking has a sugar substitute added, most likely aspertame (Nutrisweet). Aspertame is considered the most toxic additive in processed foods! It is a very harmful neurotoxin!

      If you want to lose weight by drinking juices, try juicing your own fruits, getting a variety in. It can be fun and very rewarding for your health. If you want to maintain a healthy diet (that will also promote desirable weight) eat as close to a diet that we as frugivores are meant to eat (anatomically and physiologically) --
      According to total daily caloric intake:
      80% fruit and freshly-made fruit juices
      10-15% greens
      5-10% essential fatty acids

  12. QUESTION:
    How long does it take weed to get out of your system?
    I am 5'4, 143 lbs and I occasional smoke. Last time I smoked was last Wednesday and before Wednesday (I smoked the whole week) .

    I know you can drink plenty water, exercise, detox, cranberry juice. But, for someone like me would it still take a month? And I've also heard you can get it out faster, if you drink water, exercise and cranberry juice.

    All together, I've smoked about 6-7 times in June

    Thanks..Mature answers!

    • ANSWER:
      You want it out? Drink a hell of alot of water and cranberry juice. Pee like a motherfucker. Exercise helps too, but with all that you'll have a minimum of 2 weeks to get it out. Some people have really high metabolisms, and get sometimes get it out the next day! Also, THC can get trapped in your fat cells, which take longer to be released, but sometimes don't show up on drug tests.

      If I were to give a rough estimate for someone like you; I say 1 week- 2 1/2 weeks.

  13. QUESTION:
    What is the best way to detox and cleanse the body?
    I don't want to do a water fasting detox. I think I've heard of a cranberry juice one? Also, how much weight can you lose from detoxing and cleansing the body?

    • ANSWER:
      one of my friends lost heaps of weight on the high protein no carbs diet but i dont think its real good for you not long term anyway but she also drunk loads of water and no caffiene and loads of fruit and veg and no processed foods and she says shes feeling great.Im pretty sure there are heaps out there.

  14. QUESTION:
    Do detox products get marijuana out of your system faster?
    I heard cranberry juice helps a lot. I was just curious because I know it take about 30 days (one month) for marijuana to pass through the body. But to detox products work? Since its supposed to detoxify your body and get all the toxins out.

    • ANSWER:
      There are several different factors to consider when it comes to how long it takes THC to leave the body. THC stores in fat cells, so the more fat you have the longer it takes to get it out. A person with no THC in their body can smoke a joint and it will be out of their body within a week IF that person isnt just sitting around all day. This was told to me by a Dr. I dont know if detox products work for it or not. What does work is plenty of water (cranberry juice works too) and exercise. The better your metabolism, the faster it leaves the body. My boyfriends metabolism is so high, he smoked a joint with me, then went in to take a drug test the next day and passed. So it really depends on the person and their system.

  15. 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

  16. QUESTION:
    How long does it take weed to get out of your system?
    I am 5'4, 143 lbs and I occasional smoke. Last time I smoked was last Wednesday and before Wednesday (I smoked the whole week) .

    I know you can drink plenty water, exercise, detox, cranberry juice. But, for someone like me would it still take a month? And I've also heard you can get it out faster, if you drink water, exercise and cranberry juice.

    All together, I've smoked about 6-7 times in June

    Thanks..Mature answers!

    • ANSWER:
      Since i have to give urine samples regularly, from my own experience, pot takes a good 30 days to leave your system.

  17. QUESTION:
    How long does it take weed to get out of your system?
    I am 5'4, 143 lbs and I occasional smoke. Last time I smoked was last Wednesday and before Wednesday (I smoked the whole week) .

    I know you can drink plenty water, exercise, detox, cranberry juice. But, for someone like me would it still take a month? And I've also heard you can get it out faster, if you drink water, exercise and cranberry juice.

    All together, I've smoked about 6-7 times in June

    Thanks..Mature answers!

    • ANSWER:
      If you 'chronic'ally smoke it about 30 days or so. for once a month, about a week

  18. QUESTION:
    Need a good way to flush drugs out from my system?
    Took E late fri night and drank late sat night. drug test at a lab tomorrow at 3. got cranberry juice and some detox drink from a smoke shop. what else should i do/will i be good?
    n dont say drugs r bad for u as a comment...we alll knowww that.

    • ANSWER:
      drugs r bad for u

  19. QUESTION:
    If i drink cranberry juice will it get rid of Marijuana in my body?
    ..My friends told me that if you drink cranberry juice for like 3 days then it will detox your body and get rid of any trace of it? any suggestions on what to do?
    i mean like in my blood. my mom is kinda crazy so if she tests me.. not the hair thing i know it stays there for like ever.

    • ANSWER:
      No food, drink or supplement will remove THC, or speed up the removal of THC from your body faster then by your body's own natural mechanisms. You can't improve metabolization if it's already healthy.

  20. 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

  21. QUESTION:
    Will just juice start your metabolism in the morning?
    Ok so they say you should eat breakfast to start your metabolism, would it start your metabolism any better than having nothing i have a glass of cranberry juice just the juice does it start my metabolism?

    • ANSWER:
      It does, yes, but having some light and healthy foods alongside the juice like say crackers with ham and cottage cheese, and some sliced bananas for energy etc, would boost your metabolism even more.

      By and by, cranberry juice is great for detox and expelling excess water from the body if you're suffering from water retention, so good for you that you like it!

  22. QUESTION:
    How can I pass a drug test that is looking for recreational drugs?
    I know that the cranberry juice method doesn't work, and you can be tested for detox pills. Is there any other way that I can get marijuana out of my system before my drug test?

    • ANSWER:
      There is one way: (you will need a willing friend for this) hang yourself upside down on a meat hook (rusty is perferred), get your friend to cut several of your main arteries, wait until you bleed out, replace your blood with blood take from an elephant (they have enough they won't miss a few gallons, come down from the meat hook and pass your drug test!

      Please note: If the elephant has smoked marijuana recently this will not work.

  23. 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.

  24. QUESTION:
    which is better for detoxing the body cranberry juices or Green Tea?
    ok so i have quit smoking pot for bout a week and am doing exercising to burn fat because i know THC is fat soluble my thing is will drinking cranberry juice or green tea help me detox faster and if so which one would be best i don't have any near future drug test but would like to get it out of my system quickly as possible been eating a lot of berries for there antioxidants but mostly just water fruit and exercising
    so which green tea would be best?

    • ANSWER:
      If it's been a week ago your body has almost when through the detox process. Cranberry juice is calorie filled while green tea is almost zip. Go with the green tea it will flush out your body faster. Need a good fruit for antioxidants eat blueberries by far the best.

  25. QUESTION:
    Need to pass my drug test for Probation, what detox do i use?
    First of all i just want to say this right off the bat, this is genuine. Even though I'm probably going to get them, please no snide remarks. So basically I am on 30 day probation and they told me that they may or may not drug test me the final 10 days of my probation (i made them aware that i smoked the day before probation). Could someone tell me a good detox that will flush the thc or catalyze the process a bit faster? Does exercise help? Cranberry juice and water? Please help.

    • ANSWER:
      The ONLY reliable detox is TIME. No drinks, exercise, nada.

  26. QUESTION:
    How to safely,yet quickly lose fat on thighs,hips and stomach?
    are there any drinks, and foods that help with fat burning? i heard cranberry juice is a good detox. and if i only eat whats on my plate and no more will i lose the weight, and how long should i exercise, i wanna lose 5 jean sizes . any other advice would be helpful as well.

    • ANSWER:
      One of the best I'v found that has helped thousands lose weight is strip that fat program. You can find it here http://alturl.com/bnvu hope it helps, but at the end of the day its all about burning more calories than you consume.

  27. QUESTION:
    How long will it take for weed to get out of my system?
    I smoked a few hits of M.J fri night. The next day I found out I have to go in for a drug test sometime next week for my new job. I am by no means a stoner, I will take a few hits every so often. I think the last time I did it before this was in march and it was only like a hit or two. Well I have been drinking water/cranberry juice like crazy, I also am on this dietary detox thing (I started it before I even applied for the job) and it is supposed to clear my system of any toxins. I also am taking goldseal and I even tried that pickle juice thing. I have a pretty fast metabolism. I think I should be clean by a week, but does anyone know how long it should take to pass through, taking all the above into consideration. I dont really want to splurge for a drink unless I really need too. Im gonna take a home test in a few days to see if its out. But yeah...does anyone have any ideas on how long it should take to get out. I get so many diffrent answers I dont know what to believe!

    • ANSWER:
      I heard marijuana can stay from 2 days to 11 weeks in our system. Lots of Water is a great think if you are trying to flush the toxins out. Aloe Vera along with grapefruit, Liquid Chlorophyll or Chlorophyll Capsules are great cleansers.

      I would avoid any other types of toxins found in processed foods, stop smoking (regular cigarettes if I smoke), until the test is over.

      The website below advertises a Fast THC Marijuana Detox Kit. I have no idea if this is worth anything, the quality of the product, possible side effects. Also, I would be very cautious if I decided to go that route. good luck.

      PS. Well, it looks like people who answered had already an idea regarding these miracle products. I guess you can scratch this option. stay with the water and the herbs recognized as great cleansers.

  28. QUESTION:
    what is the best way to clear marijuana from your sustem in 6 days or less?
    i have pickle juice and cranberry juice. i know water helps but what is a way to cheat it if there is. no detox.

    • ANSWER:
      what i know about this.. is from people that had to take a test.. and they were users..
      what i have heard has worked for many people.. and worked very well is.. a product one can buy in gnc.. you know the place that sells vitamins..
      and its basicaly a liquid.. its in liquid form..
      dont know what the name is,, or if they call it simply a cleanser..
      but from what i remember one drinks it a day before .. and just hours before they have to take a test.
      or maybe not at all a day before.. but only hours before the test.
      Test will not show.. .. because it will be inconclusive.
      So thats that.. I guess any kid in gnc will know what you need..
      and from people that have told me about this.. they were long users and it worked for them.

  29. QUESTION:
    What are ya'lls go to methods for cleansing before drug test?
    Yes i understand that not smoking would be the best solution, but clearly I already do, and need to get it out now. I have been on a water and cranberry juice regiment and have been trying to sweat as much as possible. Any other suggestions to do this naturally, meaning no detox.

    I appreciate your answers, and not your criticisms please and thank you.

    • ANSWER:
      take a lot of B vitamins and drink a lot of water. it flushes your system out pretty quick and dilutes the trace amounts drugs in your urine.

  30. QUESTION:
    Is drinking apple cider vinegar good for cleaning yourself out?
    Like cranberry juice?
    and how long does it take to begin flushing you out?
    Im not saying its a complete detox,but i know it has detoxing properties,right?

    • ANSWER:
      I think the first answer was the most helpful. And I also heard that you can mix it with honey to help detoxify.

  31. QUESTION:
    Smoked for the first time and getting blood drawn in for Red Cross in two weeks?
    I got a little drunk and forgot i signed up to get my blood draw (2 weeks away). I took four bowl hits. If it was my first time will it expel from my body faster? Do i have time to detox (work out/ hydrate / drink cranberry juice) or should i cancel my donation?

    • ANSWER:
      Just drink lots of water, it'll wash out by then. Also, don't drink cranberry juice.

  32. QUESTION:
    What are some steps to take to pass a urine drug screen?
    "My friend" was smoking a little weed each day and needs to pass a test by the end of the month. He(or she) stopped 3 days ago. Other than drinking lots of water and cranberry juice and taking niacin, what other remedies are there? If you are going to say "Don't use drugs" keep it to yourself, nobody wants your opinion on how to live one's life.

    • ANSWER:
      Marijuana stays in your system for about 30 days as a casual user for a urine drug test. There are things you can do to speed up detox that includes both things you can do yourself and products.

      Be careful of the urban legends that are running around like just drink a lot of water or cranberry juice. These urban legends can get you into trouble quickly with modern tests. Some quick techniques for a urine test are: 1) Test Your self First And Know If You Can Pass , 2) Try Not To Take Your Test First Thing In The Morning, 3) Urinate Often And Right Before Your Test or 4) Use The Middle Of Your Urine Stream For The Sample. Check out other sites and if you feel you need to take a detox product to be safe - do it. A drug test is nothing to mess with.

  33. QUESTION:
    How long does THC stay in your system?
    I have been smoking weed since freshman year, and I am now a senior. I smoked pretty much on a daily basis since the beginning of junior year. Im now enlisting in the Marines, and I have to take a drug test in about a month. Is it possible to clear my system in a month with just cranberry juice and water, or do I need to buy a detox?

    • ANSWER:
      First off cranberry juice and water will not do anything that is just some stupid myth that's been passed around. THC is stored in your fat so flushing your system out makes absolutely no sense. Also those tests can pick up on those detox sets especially the marines. They are not stupid, joining the military is a big deal so they take that stuff seriously. A chronic smoker like yourself I could say a month but you maybe even need about two depending on how big your are and your metabolism because like I said it's in your fat so as fast as you can lose that fat the better!

      Basically run your ass off everyday to get that fat burned off!

  34. QUESTION:
    what is the best dirnk to detox your system?
    I know water and green tea and cranberry juice all work but what else?

    • ANSWER:
      I'd honestly say that green tea would be your best option.

  35. 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!

  36. QUESTION:
    Is it possible to cleanse my system of THC in a week, if i drink LOTS of water?
    Also, my buddies told me to drink 2 gallons of unsweetened cranberry juice and i'll be good to go, is vitamin C a natural detox? I smoke daily but when i smoke its only a bowl or two, so my THC levels shoulden't be high, or does the amount of MJ you smoke not effect the length of time THC will stay in your system?

    • ANSWER:
      Marijuana, for the light user (no pun intended), stays in the body a minimum of 4-7 days. The daily, heavy user can be detected up to 30-60 days depending on the users body fat. THC is stored in fat cells, so the more body fat you have the longer THC takes you leave your system.

      Drinking cranberry juice and consuming vitamin C isn't going to help a whole lot on it's own, especially if you're a chronic user.

  37. QUESTION:
    How to pass a drug test in a week?
    My drug test is in 1wk n Im a heavy smoker. Is there anyway to pass a drug test if I drink a crap load of water n cranberry juice? Or how can I pass without a detox?

    • ANSWER:
      You will fail. No amount of drinking anything will help as you can not flush it out of your system. THC is stored in fat cells. In general it takes about 30 days for it to be out of your system provided you are not a heavy smoker and unfortunately, as you have stated, you are.

  38. QUESTION:
    Can liver detox help shrink my pot belly?
    I suspect my liver is large because my belly protrudes (and not just because of fat) and I usually get hammered twice per week. Can a liver detox help me? What is the best way to do that? How long should it take? Does cranberry juice help?

    • ANSWER:
      There is no such thing as a liver detox.
      The only thing we can do is avoid as much processed and refined food as possible, cut back on drugs legal or otherwise, and stop getting "hammered" twice a week.
      Look up cirrhosis and see what you are up to.

  39. QUESTION:
    What can i use to clean my system of thc besides those pricy drinks that detox it?
    Im an everyday pot smoker. i have a drug test coming in about 2 1/2 weeks. im wondering if pickle juice or vinegar or cranberry juice or niacin or whatever ways really work. ive heard it before but it sometimes seems hard to believe. im also wondering what really works so i can pass my upcoming drug test with out spending a bunch of money at a shop on a drink.

    opinions wanted

    • ANSWER:
      It seems to me that by using these methods you would be making yourself a drug cheat. The only way to keep clean would be to live clean.

  40. QUESTION:
    How long does it take to get weed out of ur system?
    Everyone says a month but I find that hard to belive. How can u get rid of it fast besides taking vinager shots? I'm drinking a lot of tea water and cranberry juice. Any tips to get it out faster?

    • ANSWER:
      The more body fat you have, the longer weed will stay in your system.

      If you are in desperate need of passing a drug test, go buy a Detox at any Smoke Shop. They are like 25-35 bucks and are worth it for a job obviously.

      If you are trying to get it out of ur system without a Detox, then the fastest way is to sweat everyday (maybe uphill walks or go running if you are athletic enough), drinking green tea, cranberry, and pomegrante juice (any antioxidants) many many times a day.

      Pretty much ur best bet is to pee a lot and sweat a lot if you aren't using a detox.

  41. QUESTION:
    What is the safest and quickest way to flush out my system for a drug test?
    How do I flush out marijuana in my system to prepare for a drug test? I heard LOTS of water and cranberry juice cocktail. Is this effective?

    • ANSWER:
      good luck, you cant flush it! I am a registerd nurse working in a detox center, and there is no way to remove marijuana (thc) from your system in less than 30 days. Also, even after the 30 days you can have a hair sample tested and it can tell you when and what drugs you have used, for up to a period of years. If you are so worried about testing positive, maybe you should consider a treatment program to help you stop using.

  42. QUESTION:
    Will I pass my drug test after doing a home detox?
    I only smoke weed about once a day. Once I got the call for interview, I stopped smoking and started slamming down water, cranberry juice, and green tea. I did this for 4-5 days. Will I be clean for my drug screen?

    • ANSWER:
      Barducci is a "quack" doctor !!!

  43. QUESTION:
    Is niacin plus a lot of Water and Cranberry Juice enough to Detoxify your body?
    If I start taking 100 mg(or a higher doesage) of niacin plus start drinking ALOT of Cranberry jucie and water for around 1 week enough to cleanse your body of THC. I AM trying to pass drug tests but I have approxiamtley 1 week or more before i am tested.

    • ANSWER:
      No, it will not help to clean THC out of your system and aside from the water, that's not going to detox at all.
      Niacin is a simple B vitamin that gives a "flushing effect" to your skin... not to your body. It makes your skin turn red (it makes your skin flush) because it helps with circulation. It won't burn your intestines (unless you're highly allergic to it), especially in that low of a dose... but it might turn your skin bright red.
      Cranberry juice just helps to make your urine a bit more acidic so it can help to cleanse out a Urinary Tract Infection... it doesn't specifically detox your body.

  44. QUESTION:
    If i smoked 40 hours before a drug test and took detox would it work?
    I found out 10 min after i smoked that I needed to a drug test within the next 48 hours i bought a omni detox kit and 2 64oz cranberry juices if i drank the 2 cranberry juices and finished them the night before and took the detox the morning of the test will i pass?

    • ANSWER:
      NO
      NO!
      NO!!
      *&*
      NO!!!!!!!!!!!!!
      NOTHING works....all are SCAMS....you're SOL!

  45. QUESTION:
    How long would it take me to pass a urine test?
    I have been smoking weed about everyday for about 1 1/2 months. I need to get clean to find a job, how long should it take me to detox if I drink lots of cranberry juice, water, raw foods?

    I am 19, 5'7", 140 lbs. thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      No one can tell you exactly how long. It depends on what you eat, how much you drink, your age and weight which is given, but other factors will affect as well. Get a test kit and test it before you go for a urine test. Use the certified urine water test kit such as petix test kit.

  46. QUESTION:
    Can you use ocean Cranberry spray for detox diet?
    I wanted to clean out my insides by drinking cranberry juice. Does using the diet ocean Cranberry spray work to lose 6lbs and clean my insides?
    Will i be able to lose 6lbs in 2 weeks or less just by drinking Diet ocean Cranberry Spray?

    • ANSWER:
      It helps your kidneys. Make sure you get it without sugar in it.

  47. QUESTION:
    What cleansing or diet pills can I take to help me pass a drug test?
    I heard of cleansing pills that are sold in places like GNC. What are they called? Are there any specific brands? I'm pretty sure I can't go in the store and asked for drug cleansing pills. I'm already drinking a shit load of cranberry juice. How much should i try to drink? I'm thinking two 64oz jugs? What can I do to pass my drug test for jobs. I'm a heavier guy so it will be a little longer to get out of my system right?

    • ANSWER:
      Wrong. If you're talking weed, a regular smoker will take a minimum of a MONTH of no smoking to be clean. Detox "potions" don't work.

  48. QUESTION:
    does Blends Body Clean work to pass a drugtest?
    I only smoke pot and will be clean from it two-four days before the test. I am gonna spend those days drinking water, apple cidar vinegar, and cranberry juice. I also have the certo stuff to drink before the test too. Does my plan seem like it will work?
    I have passed a test before with just home remedies, so don't be so smug, assholes. I actually have more time to prepare this time.

    • ANSWER:
      THC is stored in your fat cells, it doesn't matter what you ingest - you cannot get rid of it any faster than your body can naturally metabolize it. Those metabolites will be in your urine for several weeks, the 'detox' kits and body cleansing products are masking agents which are easily detectable and an automatic fail. Diluting urine with water doesn't work.

  49. QUESTION:
    How do you clean marijuana out of your system fast?
    Ive had people tell me that vinegar, cranberry juice, tea, water,etc.. helps you rid thc from your system. I used to be an everyday smoker then i got a union job. I slipped up and took a couple of hits the other day. Im afraid they might do a random. I heard tea was a good thing but i thought tea stains your system. And ive had older people tell me to drink apple cider vinegar with an herb called mother in it. Its a digestive helper. I just need to know what is effective other than lots of water. And i know the best thing is not to smoke at all. I just slipped please help

    • ANSWER:
      take a detox. you'll be clean in hours. it doesn't take that much time at all. if you don't plan on smoking again then you don't have anything to worry about. if you ever "slip up" again, keep a detox drink on hand so you don't have to run to the store in a panic each time. water is your friend but you're going to hate those visits to the potty every twenty minutes.

      don't let these chumps scare you. they obviously never had to get clean fast.

  50. QUESTION:
    How to get THC out of system really fast if you're an avid smoker ?
    I should be taking a drug test really soon for a job and I haven't smoked for the past 3 days but before that i would smoke daily. I plan on taking detox today as well as over indulging myself in cranberry juice and water,are my chances of passing still high let's say if the test was given tomorrow ?

    • ANSWER:
      Your chances are zero to none at this point.


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