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Detox Diet Program

One of the new diet programs that are being introduced in the market right now is the detox diet. The name 'detox' is a shortened form of the word 'detoxification', which lies at the heart of the program. The diet makes use of the body's natural system of neutralizing and eliminating the various toxins that the body takes in. As an internal protective system, the body converts any material that may seem harmful to the body into a chemical form that is less dangerous. Toxins can take several forms depending on what is taken into the body. Examples of harmful toxins are external chemicals like pesticides and household cleaners that are accidentally ingested; food additives, drugs and other food materials that may affect the body in a bad way; and of course cigarettes. Some toxins come from the body such as ammonia, a chemical produced when proteins are broken down during digestion. Because of the ingrained system, all these toxins no longer stay in the body and are excreted and flushed out in the form of stools or urine. Basically, the term detox diet is used in the treatment of people who have become dependent on drugs and alcohol; but now with the birth of various kinds of diets, the term is used to any diet that helps in detoxifying the body. The diet itself focuses on taking in foods that provide vitamins, nutrients and other chemicals such as anti-oxidants that help the body purify itself. There is also much emphasis on lessening or reducing the chemicals that are being taken inside the body. This is why many people under detox diet prefer to eat organic food. Another technique with the detox diet is the emphasis on high fibers and water to help the body get rid of the toxins. People undergoing detox diet will experience headache during the first few days. Some may also suffer from excessive diarrhea so it is important to watch out for dehydration. There is also a risk if constipation if not enough water is taken in. Detox diet however is not for people who have anemia, diabetes and heart disease. It is also not recommended for women who are pregnant or those people who are suffering from kidney problems, liver disease, underweight issues and ulcer. People with low blood pressure, low immunity, hypothyroidism and epilepsy are also discouraged to go under a detox diet. From the name itself, the cabbage soup diet is a program that involves the cabbage soup as the central figure. It may seem absurd at first and quite different from other diet programs such as the Atkins diet and the South Beach diet but it actually has a rationale. The cabbage soup diet is based on the assumption that diets that contain high fiber but low in fat can help the body lose weight. The cabbage soup is usually made of cabbage, onions and tomatoes. The soup is supposed to fat-burning as it has a high fiber content. In fact, the more soup that you take in each day, the more calories you will burn and the more pounds you will lose. The taste will be bland so it has to be taken in with other foods. Unlike other diet programs, there are no restrictions in the food that you take in as long as you drink the cabbage soup with every meal. From low calorie vegetables to potatoes and beef, you can eat anything you want. Of course, dieters under the program are encouraged to take in fruits and vegetables as well as unsweetened fruit juices. One guideline, however, that must be strictly met is the fact that all meals should be broiled, baked or boiled. No fried meals for the duration of the diet. Another guideline is to avoid alcohol, bread and other carbonated drinks that hastens weight gain. One downside to the cabbage soup diet is the fact that it not for the long term. It can only be done for a period of seven days. By the end of the week, the person can lose as much as 15 pounds depending of course on the meal that he or she has eaten during the program and how much you have adhered to the guidelines. Beyond the prescribed week, continuing the program can be dangerous to one's health as too much weight will already be lost. Because of this, dieters often use the cabbage soup diet if they need to lose weight fast. In fact, most people use the program to get into shape before they enroll in a long term diet program. Some get into the cabbage soup diet program when they need to lose extra pounds for a special occasion.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    Do you have any simple program of detox diet ?
    Any simple food that i can get for detox diet program will be appreciated

    Thanks ^___^

    • ANSWER:
      You could just drink juices for a few days. Some have done it for a week or so. Bolthouse Farms, Odwalla,and Arthur's make some great filling juices. You can also drink 100% grape juice. I wouldn't suggest apple juice though, it's not very filing and can cause cravings.

      If you do get cravings, you can snack on whole nuts like cashews, almonds, walnuts, etc. Ideally a raw foods diet is good, but it can be a little hard to get adjusted to it, especially if you're around friends sometimes.

      Other foods you can try are potato soups, squash soups, etc. Anything vegetarian is good.

      But the simplest method is the juice fast. Green smoothies are particularly helpful I think, as they have superfoods in them like spirulina and wheat grass. But it's up to you what kind of juice fast you want to do-you could just drink grape juice all week if you wanted.

  2. 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!!!!

  3. 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.

  4. 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

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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

  9. 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.

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

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

  11. QUESTION:
    Has anyone tried the lemon juice detox and be successful?
    I recently stumbled upon the lemon juice detox diet on the livestrong website. I am currently doing a cleanse and after I am done with the pills for this one, I want to try out the lemon juice detox. I know its just a quick fix, but It will jump start my diet as I have 30lbs to lose (or more)!

    • ANSWER:
      Nothing with the words "cleanse" or "detox" should be taken very seriously as a proven method of weight loss or weight management. While many people make outrageous claims about the efficacy of these programs, there is no backing in medical science to prove these claims.

      The liver NATURALLY cleans the system daily -- that's what it does. The major component in all of these "cleansing" testimonials is that the people have cleaned up their diet in conjunction with these "detox" programs.

      That, by nature of pure logic, will of course work. If you have a filtration system that's working daily, and you stop adding more sludge, then naturally, the end product will be cleaner and the filter won't have to work so hard once all the dirt and grime is gone from the source.

      Cleanse/detox diets work more as a placebo for the participant, a tangible sign of committing to eating more natural foods, learning how to cook at home, and avoiding boxed frozen meals, fast food, and questionable cafeteria insta-meals.

      Learning to cook and shop for natural ingredients (meaning fresh veggies that you cut up and put into your dishes yourself instead of opening a box of dried mix) will do the same thing, but without the alt-med lifestyle required.

      The downside of "cleanse/detox" is that they often unnecessarily restrict certain components of a healthy diet, so while it may aid in removing the garbage from your system by mere virtue of not adding more, it also tends to prevent the intake of necessary nutrients, like protein and healthy dietary fats. They also cite ancient Asian lifestyles but completely misinterpret and misrepresent an actual Asian diet as well as the reasons why.

      Miso soup is not a complete dinner for a Japanese household, and it never was. Ancient Asian populations were also wracked with poverty and constant civil war, so if there was a dietary restriction back then, it was due to necessity, not out of choice. Neither is green tea.

      A sensible, balanced diet with all things in moderation may not be as much fun or exciting, but it's what works.

  12. QUESTION:
    Are there any diet detox programs where you don't have to shop?
    I've looked into some different diet detox programs like Isagenix and 21 pounds in 21 days, but with those you still have to buy stuff at a health food store or grocery store. Are there any diet detox program where you get every single item you need in the box and don't have to go out and buy more stuff?

    • ANSWER:
      4 day diet detox. u eat fruit and veggies. or you could fast for a week it isnt hard and if its about weight for you fasting takes off 2 pounds a day.

  13. 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

  14. QUESTION:
    What can I eat on the detox diet?
    I am on a detox dieting program in order to clear up my skin...what foods can I eat? These are a few that I'm wondering about but if you know of other foods I can eat that'd be great too...
    pistachios
    peanut butter

    also, where do you find fiber content on the label? Is it ''dietary fiber''? thank you!

    • ANSWER:
      I'm not sure but I would imagine lots of fresh fruits and veggies and avoid anything that comes in a box/can. Also, if you're craving something sweet, try honey - it's all-natural.

  15. QUESTION:
    Do you have a simple, fast (under 14 days) and cost effective detox diet you can share?
    I am looking for an effective and proven detox diet that does not involve costly (over for products - food not included) purchases.

    • ANSWER:
      WEIGHT LOSS DIET

      The program was developed in conjunction with the grant from U.S. Department of agriculture and their Food & Drug Administration. It was field tested at the John Hopkins Research Center and was approved by the Board of Directors of General Motor Corporation at a general meeting on August 15, 1995.

      It is management's intention to facilitate a welfare and fitness program for everyone. This program is designed for a target weight loss of 5 to 6 Kgs per week.

      It will also improve your attitude and emotions because of its systematic cleansing effects.

      The effectiveness of this seven day plan is that the foods eaten burn more calories than they give to the body in calorific value.

      This plan can be used as often as you like without any fear of complications. It is designed to flush your system of impurities and give you feeling of well being. After seven days you will begin to feel lighter by at least 10 pounds. You will have an abundance of Energy and an improved digestion.

      DURING THESE SEVEN DAYS YOU MUST DRINK 10 GLASSES OF WATER EACH DAY.

      Day One:

      All fruits except bananas: Your first day will consist of all fruits you want. It is suggested you consume lots of melons the first day, especially water melons.

      Day Two:

      All vegetables: You are encouraged to eat until you are stuffed with all the raw and cooked vegetables of your choice. There is no limit of the amount or type. Avoid Oil and coconut while cooking vegetables. Have a large boiled potato for breakfast.

      Day Three:

      Any mixture of fruits and vegetables of your choice: Any amount, any quantity. No bananas and no potatoes today.

      Day Four:

      Bananas and Milk: today you will eat as many as eight bananas and drink three glasses of milk. You can also have one bowl of vegetable soup.

      Day Five:

      Today is a feast day: You will eat 1 cup of rice. You also have to eat six whole tomatoes. Drink 13 glasses of water today to cleanse your system of the excess uric acid you will be producing.

      Day Six:

      Today is another all Vegetables day. You may eat 1 cup of rice today. Eat all vegetables you want cooked and uncooked to your hearts content.

      Day Seven:

      Today your food intake will consist of 1 cup of rice, fruit juices and all the vegetables you care to consume.

      Tomorrow Morning you will be five to eight Kgs lighter than 1 week ago. If you desire further weight loss, repeat the program again. Repeat this program as often as you like. However it is suggested that you rest for three days before every repetition.

      You have your system under control now and it will thank you for all the purging and cleansing you just gave it. Even more that a diet programs it is good to follow this diet once in a while to clean your digestive system and remove toxic substances that have accumulated in the system.

      ADDITIONAL COMMENTS:

      The most important element of the program is 10 tall glasses of water a day. You can also flavour the water with some lemon to make the drinking easier.

      While on program take only black coffee.

      Never more that 1 teaspoon of oil. Preferably do not use oil because of high calorific content. No fruit juices before day seven.

      Here is what happens to your body while you are on this program and how and why it works.

      Day One: you are preparing your system for upcoming program. Your only source of nutrition is fresh fruits. Fruits are nature's perfect food. They provide everything you can possibly want to sustain life except total balance and variety.

      Day two: Starts with mix of complex carbohydrates in the form of boiled potato. This is taken in the morning to provide energy and balance. The rest of day two consists of vegetables, which are virtually calorie free and provide essential nutrients and fibers.

      Day three eliminates the potato because you get your carbohydrates from fruits. Your system is now prepared to start burning excess pounds.

      Day four bananas and milk sound the least desirable. Today is the day you can have coffee with milk. You are in for a surprise. You probably will not be able to eat all the bananas allowed. But they are there for the potassium you have lost and sodium you may have missed in last three days. You will experience a definite loss of desire for sweets and you will be surprised how easy this day will go.

      Day five rice and tomatoes: The rice is for the carbohydrates and the tomatoes are for the digestion and the fiber. Lots and Lots of water purify your system. You should notice colorless urine today. Do not feel you have to eat 1 cup of rice, you may eat less. But you must eat the six tomatoes.

      Day six is similar to five. Vitamins and fiber from vegetables and carbohydrates from the rice. By now your system is in a total weigh loss inclination. There should be noticeable difference in the way you look today compared to day one.

      You may celebrate on day seven with Champaign. You may also have white wine instead of Champaign but in all practical programs and in all surveys done to measure success of the program, General Motors employees have always preferred Champaign to white wine.

      More than 1 cup of coffee with milk is especially forbidden. No oil either. Milk and oil add empty calories to your diet. Avid coffee lovers can console themselves with black coffee.

      However after the first week, it will help your digestion and settle your stomach. The key thing to remember is that you are not hungry at any time when dieting. The secret of this program is that you should never be hungry. If it is a vegetable day, eat as much vegetables that you are never hungry. If it is a fruits day, eat so much fruits that you are never hungry. You may be bored of eating vegetables all day, you should not be hungry. You can take any amount of General Motors wonder soup on any day.

      WONDER SOUP

      The following soup is intended as supplement to your diet. It can be eaten anytime of day in virtually unlimited quantities. You are encouraged to drink large quantities of this soup:

      Water

      Large Onions

      Green Peppers

      Whole tomatoes

      Cabbage

      Bunch celery

      Thanks & Regards,

  16. QUESTION:
    Has anyone had any success with an anti-yeast diet program?
    I have been reading that yeast overgrowth can cause a lot of physical ailments. I would like to try an anti-yeast diet program but there are many out there and I don't know which one to try. If anyone could share their experiences, that would be great. Thanks so much!

    • ANSWER:
      3 things- I would do this - The Phase I Diet (link below) . Also, I would go to the store and buy 2 two products- take" Primal Defense" by Garden of Life (good bacteria -anti fungus and yeast) and "Wild Oil Of Oregano P-73" to kill the fungus, yeast and bacteria that is already existing. They can all be done together with great success. Will go through a peiod of discomfort as the body goes through detox (frequent bathroom visits for 1-2 days, or body may ache). Start small dose and work up if too uncomfortable. Symptoms will start to dissappear quickly. This is temporary. I have used them for a long time. My whole family does. Can't remember the last time we went to the doctor. If you take it, don't stop. It takes time to start working. Be patient.

  17. QUESTION:
    What toxins frequently build up in the human body?
    There are many people who practice various detox programs everything from sweating in a Sauna to fasting to herbal teas. I believe that toxins do build up in the human body, but I've always wondered exactly which toxins they are. What are the specific toxins that build up in the human body and where do they frequently come from?

    .

    • ANSWER:
      Most of the worrying toxins seem to come from chemicals that we have produced ourselves (listed below). Those of most concern are those that have an affinity for fats (rather than water) and therefore accumulate in fat deposits in the food chain, rather than being expelled. And the concentrations increase the higher up the food chain you go, often making human beings with the highest concentrations. Studies in the Arctic show humans and animals with very high concentrations of industrial chemicals.

      In addition to chemical toxins, there are huge numbers of naturally occurring toxins, which is why we have a liver and kidneys to process and expel toxins from our body.

      The argument always seems to be that we have the ability to eliminate toxins, therefore we cannot accumulate toxins. However, this assumes that the body's systems are functioning effectively, AND that these systems can cope with the load. The classic example to contradict this assumption is a hangover, whereby the body has been overloaded to a point where the liver and kidneys cannot process the toxins quickly enough. In the normal course of time, these organs catch up, provided you do not continue to overload the system.

      Where we have problems is in:
      1. the quantity of toxins with which the body must now cope; and
      2. the efficiency of our elimination systems.

      Firstly, our environment does contain far more chemicals than ever before, despite the eradication of some horrendous products over time. It is a product of the number of chemicals used and the number of people using them.

      Secondly, our systems are often either run-down from the load, and/or our diets are sorely lacking such that our systems are unable to operate at optimum levels.

      I don't know much about a lot of the fad detox programs. I am sure that many things can help the body better process toxins, but I doubt a single drink (for example) is capable of performing major changes. However, changing your diet and living habits can reduce the load of toxins (giving your system a chance to catch up) and provide your body with the nutrients it needs to allow the system to work optimally.

      The original detox programs were designed for the above. They are simply very healthy diets and lifestyle changes that ensure the specific nutrients needed by the kidneys and liver are included.

      As for the list of toxins, they are listed below (further info in the links). I do not have any info on which of these might be fat soluble.

      - Mercury (Harms brain development and function) Accumulates in seafood.
      - Polyaromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) (Linked to cancer) Accumulates in food chain.
      - Polybrominated dibenzodioxins and furans (PBDD/F) (Toxic to developing endocrine, i.e. hormone system) Accumulate in food chain.
      - Perfluorinated chemicals (PFCs) (Linked to cancer, birth defects, and more) Accumulate in the environement and the food chain.
      - Polychlorinated dibenzodioxins and furans (PBCD/F) (Cause cancer in humans. Very toxic to developing endocrine, i.e. hormone system) Persist for decades in the environment.
      - Organochlorine pesticides (OCs) (Cause cancer and numerous reproductive effects) Persist for decades in the environment. Accumulate up the food chain to main.
      - Polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) (Adversely affects brain development and the thyroid) Accumulates in the food chain and human tissues.
      - Alkylphenol compounds – (Mimic natural estrogen hormones and have been shown to alter the sexual development in some organisms, for example in fish.
      - Polychlorinated Naphthalenese (PCNs) (Cause liver and kidney damage) Contaminate the food chain.
      - Polychlorinated buphenyls (PCBs) (Cause cancer and nervous system problems) Persist for decades in the environment. Accumulate up the food chain, to main.
      - Triclosan (Affect liver enzymes in rat studies; poses multidrug resistance to Pseudomonas aeruginosa, a cause of death in many hospital-acquired infections due to its intrinsic resistance to many antibiotics)
      - Artificial Musks (Disrupts hormones. One type, musk xylene, causes cancer at high concentrations, in animal studies) Due to their persistence and extensive use artificial musk have become widely distributed throughout the environment.
      - Perfluorinated compounds (Cause a wide range of toxic effects on the liver of exposed laboratory rats)
      - Phthalates (Some phthalates are reproductive toxicants and particularly affect the testes) Phthalates have become one of the most ubiquitous chemicals in the global environment.
      - DDT (The main DDT component is classified as possibly carcinogenic to humans. Reproductive disorders are well documented in animal studies, and exposure is also linked to human developmental disorders) Although their manufacture and application are now largely prohibited or restricted in industrialized western countries, they can still be found in the environment, in wildlife and in humans due to their persistence.

  18. QUESTION:
    Can i use pancake syrup instead of tree syrup for a lemon detox diet?
    Im starting the lemon detox diet tommorow and you need cayenn pepper,lemons and tree syrup...but all i could find is basic pancake syrup...could i substitute it and the diet still work?

    • ANSWER:
      No, sorry but the pancake syrup lacks essential nutrients your body needs while undergoing such a harsh detox program. Plus sugar levels are sky high... Not a good idea. I used Grade A Maple syrup, but it is recommended you use Grade B. Hope that helps. :)

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

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

  20. QUESTION:
    Has anyone ever done one of those detox programmes?
    I don't believe that the body need extra cleansing, but I am hoping that the "Lemon Detox Diet" I am beginning on Sunday will help to get rid of some bad eating habits that have accumulated over the last few months. Does anyone have any experience with this kind of programme (I am looking for the positive and negative - but be nice!!

    • ANSWER:
      Funny you should mention that, because just a couple of days ago I heard a doctor on the Today Show talking about them. He said they not only aren't of any benifit but in some cases they are downright dangerous.I suppose if you had something similar from a nutritionist or someone like that it would be safer, I don't know. But I wouldn't try them myself.

  21. QUESTION:
    What is a safe and effective detox program?
    I am looking for a safe fat flush/weight loss starter and toxin flush. I do not have the money to order a fancy program online, rather I would like to go to the grocery store and buy the ingredients. What do I need to get and how long do I need to do this for. Please be as specific as you can so I know how to do this correctly. Thanks in advance! Take Care!

    • ANSWER:
      TRY THIS.....IT IS WORKING FOR ME

      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

      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

  22. QUESTION:
    Has anyone ever done a body detox with awesome results in the way you feel afterward? If so, what did you do?
    I have always heard of those detox programs, but never actually tried one myself. However, I'm NOT interested in going to a doctor to get my colon cleansed. I just want a detox I can do at home.

    • ANSWER:
      One of the most powerful diet pills on the market is the Acai Berry. It has amazing vitamins and anti-oxidents and is even considered a super food. It is so amazing that it has been featured on Oprah and 60 minutes. When used in conjunction with the proper diet and exercise, people have lost over 40lbs in a matter of weeks.

  23. QUESTION:
    I'm on my 2nd day of the master cleanse detox diet. How soon will I lose weight?
    I am 5'11 about 175 lbs. I want to lose weight and I know this is just a detox but it is a detox that cause weight loss. ANyone try it before and what were your experiences like.

    • ANSWER:
      The Master Cleanse detox diet in my opinion is dangerous and unnecessary. Yes, I've tried it, for a full 10 days. But what I noticed is that the weight came right back as soon as I started eating again.

      For me what has been much more helpful is the natural detox diet. I'm including a link here to the program that I use.

  24. QUESTION:
    I want to detoxify but my stomach growls?
    There are several detox diets I want to try out and most of these include eating a fruit for breakfast with warm water, etc. My eating habit is so bad if I don't stuff my face, my stomach will growl loudly.
    How can I prevent my stomach growling in class?
    What detox program do you think is best?

    • ANSWER:
      Sometimes, if I've been too busy to eat lunch and have to run off to a class, I drink lots of water or whatever drink I can get quickly. Since this is a detox, you can drink water but I'm sure you can also drink herbal teas. Green tea is the best. It stops that empty feeling and it actually lasts me between meals. Chewing gum helps, too:)

      For detox I'd suggest anything that incorporates food in it. Liquid only ones (for extended periods), like the maple syrup one, are just dangerous. You can easily detox on a whole foods diet.

  25. QUESTION:
    What do you think of the grapefruit detox program?
    I'm planning to quit smoking on the1st January and thinking of doing the grapefruit detox program. I'm wondering if it safe to do and anybody quit successfully on it.

    • ANSWER:
      Quiting smoking is a great idea and will help your health problems. Hope you have a support system for smoking plan as it is hard to quit so don't get discouraged if you fail and back slide a couple of times, important thing is to keep trying.
      Detoxing is dangerous if you don't have medical support.
      Grapefruit is good for juicing and using juice to clean with and clean pesticides off other veg and fruit; but is not good if on thyroid meds. Some meds are altered by grapefruit.
      Please talk to pharmacist and doctor both before you do it.
      Best thing to do now is give up all diet product with artificial sweeteners.
      Nutrasweet/Aspartame causes lesions on the brain which is what ms is.

  26. QUESTION:
    How to get started ona detox diet?
    I would like to go on a detox diet, which I have never done before, as I have heard that would clear up my system and skin....can anyone suggest a diet chart and how to get started on that one.....

    • ANSWER:
      I use a detox program called Isagenix. It is a gentle cleansing system that helps with energy,skin and weight loss.
      There are not only toxins in our food but in our environment as well. It is a great idea to detox, Drink lots and lots of water. Epsom salts baths and infrared saunas also help detoxify from the outside

  27. QUESTION:
    Which of the following diets would you consider healthy?
    1/ Atkins or other low carbohydrate diet
    2/ Vegetarian
    3/ Vegan
    4/ Low GI (Glycemic Index)
    5/ Calorie controlled diet
    6/ Weightwatchers
    7/ Any detox diet
    8/ Mediterranean diet
    9/ Cabbage soup diet

    Can you give me your opinion on which you think are healthy and which are unhealthy?

    • ANSWER:
      I would pick Weight Watchers as the healthiest.

      I also found some info you may like to read:
      http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2007/05/07/earlyshow/health/main2770328.shtml
      http://www.cnn.com/2008/HEALTH/12/29/healthiest.diets/index.html
      http://www.consumersearch.com/weight-loss-programs/reviews
      http://www.consumerreports.org/cro/cu-press-room/pressroom/archive/2007/06/0706_eng07006dit.htm
      http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m0846/is_4_21/ai_82349506/

      Hope this helps!

  28. QUESTION:
    Lose weight and inches in a month and a half?
    Hey everyone! I need some input. Ive been working out and eating healthy since last November. Ive already lost weight and inches from my waist and hips, but my weight loss is slowing down. Also, Im going on a cruise on march 16th. I need some ideas/advice on quick ways to lose weight/inches. If you have any kind of quick diets or detox diets that would help me along Give me a heads up!

    • ANSWER:
      I recently started a program called the 31 day fat loss cure to get ready for my new year's resolution. I found it at http://boyels.com . After watching the video I decided to give it a try to see where it could take me in my journey to lose weight. I can say I’m pretty satisfied so far; I’ve lost about 23 pounds so far and still losing about 4 pounds a week. It's not easy though and it’s not for people half heartily wanting to lose weight. If you have the willpower to follow through with it and put in the effort, you will Lose Weight, they give you a guarantee on that. They don’t offer a magic pill to help you lose weight; they give and teach you the cold hard facts of weight loss to change your life. The main thing to remember is to never give up no matter and always put in 120% effort in everything you do to lose weight. I wish you the very best luck in your journey to lose weight and hope you stick with it.

  29. QUESTION:
    Will a detoxing diet help you lose fat or just water weight?
    If i go on a detoxing diet, i want to lose fat. So i will be working out for atleast an hour a day too. Detoxing diets seems like it only helps you lose water weight.

    • ANSWER:
      If you want to lose fat, why detox? Detox doesn't work, never worked, is not possible, and never has been possible. You can lose fat simply by eating a healthy diet and cutting portions to create a caloric deficit. The detox myth is not about fat, it's about some silly idea that you can purify your body.

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

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

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

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

      "The human body can defend itself very
      well against most environmental insults and the effects of occasional indulgence. If you’re generally healthy, stick to giving your body what it needs to maintain its own detox system— a healthful diet, adequate fluid intake, regular exercise, sufficient sleep, and all recommended medical check-ups. Don’t waste your money...follow a healthy, balanced lifestyle instead."
      Ref: http://www.lee-county.com/gov/dept/HumanResources/Wellness_Newsletters/Aug%2008.pdf

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

      The way to detox is to stop ingesting toxins and let your body cleanse itself naturally. If you have, for example, THC in your blood from smoking pot, there is no food, no flush, no purge, no cleanse that will make it go away. Your body will metabolize and excrete it naturally given sufficient time. The best diet for all normal adults hasn’t changed. It is still a varied, balanced, nutritious, and properly apportioned diet of high quality foods. Forget detox. If you want to burn fat, do this.

      Eat a diet of varied, wholesome, and high quality foods such that your daily caloric intake is about 500 calories less than your daily caloric burn while keeping your macronutrient ratios at about 55/25/20 (%calories from carbs/fats/protein) and not doing anything to defeat the foregoing plan such as taking supplements, drinking alcohol, abusing drugs, using cleanses or emetics, etc. That's it. It's that simple.

      Here's the only two websites you need to do that.
      1. This site has a wide range of information about foods, fat, diets, and exercise with calculators, diet tips, food facts, etc. ---> http://www.freedieting.com/

      2. This website is a great way to track calories, macronutrients, water, and exercise. It also does all the math for you and makes it super easy to look up foods to enter into your online food intake diary. There's a discussion forum where you can exchange info with thousands of other dieters. --->http://www.myfitnesspal.com/

      Here's my food intake diary as an example ---> http://www.myfitnesspal.com/food/diary/clickmaster

      Good luck and good health!!

  30. 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.

  31. QUESTION:
    Recommend any diet supplements that work?
    I have started a new healthy diet and would like to supplement the diet and exercise program with a pill that will help my weight loss. I only want something that is safe. Any recommendations?

    • ANSWER:
      4.3.2.1 Diet and Detox! Awesome!

  32. QUESTION:
    How can I detox my system without losing weight?
    Hi there,

    I want to detox my system to make myself/ my skin, organs etc healthier but I am already a UK size 8/ US size 4 so dont want to lose weight. Whats my best option???

    • ANSWER:
      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!!

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

    • ANSWER:
      Hello,

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

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

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

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

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

      Good Luck!

  34. QUESTION:
    What do you know about the Master Cleanse diet?
    I know Beyonce went on the diet and lost 20 pounds. Another lady went on the diet and lost 78 pounds. I need all the info. I can get. Please and thanks. Also, is it healthy and what are the health benifits?

    • ANSWER:
      Forget Beyonce. What you know about her is what her publicist and handlers want you to believe. It may or may not be true.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

      Good luck and good health!!

  35. QUESTION:
    What is a good natural, supplement free detox for the kidneys and liver?
    I want to avoid taking any supplements as i have a heap of allergies so i was thinking lots of water and vege juices etc. any ideas?
    Alternatively, how important and beneficial are the common detox supplements ie. milk thistle etc. for this sort of thing.

    • ANSWER:
      I like the old fashion mixture of apple cider vinegar, honey, lemon, cayenne, and water. mix a gallon in these parts and drink every day for 1 week.

      3/4 gal. water
      3 tbsp. Honey
      dash of cayenne
      fill the rest of the gallon with the apple cider vinegar

      It is good for detox and boosts metabolism. I would recommend a mostly vegan diet during this time. Use a lot of nuts or natural nut butter for protein. Grains in the morning, peanut butter at lunch, salads for dinner. Fruit and vegetables for snacks. I do this twice per year for detox and also recommend it to my patients. I also use supplements but it is not necessary. If you want more info on a regular healthy diet and exercise program I will send you my e-book for free. just let me know. Good luck.
      Dr. Bryan Schuetz

  36. QUESTION:
    Why do people get so concerned when dieting is involved?
    I am a healthy male in my mid 20's and I find it extremely depressing how people react when I talk about dieting.

    For example, this week I am doing a 2 day liquid diet for cleansing purposes. And once people found out about this my office it soon became a circle of concerned citizens, all focused on my health. As if I could just die by doing this...

    Why are people so deathly afraid of dieting or changes to ones diet?

    • ANSWER:
      This isn't really a diet issue. It's a psychological question about why you're so concerned about the reaction of other's that you find it "extremely depressing" and why they are concerned about your diet.

      People become fearful of things they don't understand. So, you're answer is "ignorance". People who are ignorant of what you're doing may become concerned.

      Why you're doing useless cleanses is another issue. Here's some verbiage about that.

      "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 to support the kidney's natural activity. 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.

      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

      So, you can cleanse for 2 days with no problem (apparently). Old people like me do it prior to colonoscopies as a matter of routine. However, we do it under the instruction of medical professionals. Faddist or people who cleanse for cultural or religious reasons or others who don't know it's a useless thing to do, don't do it with medical advice and consent so they could be jeopardizing their health. There are people with medical issues who should not cleanse...insulin dependent diabetics, hypoglycemics, and others would find cleanses are counter to their health maintenance.

      Good luck and good health!!

  37. QUESTION:
    What is the best way to detox your liver?
    I have been on a bit of a bender lately...way too much drinking. I want to cleanse my body and start the New Year fresh. Can anyone recommend a good detox?

    • ANSWER:
      You can't detox your body. You also will metabolize the alcohol quickly so there's nothing in your liver to detox from your "bender". You have done the damage and it can't be fixed. Just lay off the alcohol for the rest of your life if you want to have a healthy liver at 50.

      "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!!

  38. QUESTION:
    What do you call the short-term cleanse diets, usually about a week long?
    A lot of celebrities usually go on extreme diets a week before a big event, like actresses before the oscars this week or models before a show. What are these called and what are the most effective ones?
    I'm doing this for a very large event I have to go to in the next week (I just found out today that I'm going). I normally eat very healthy, but I know people who will drastically drop their calorie intake or have some special diet they follow a few days before a big event. I know it's not necessarily "healthy" but consider how well I eat all the time, I don't feel too bad about doing this to my body once. I don't plan on making it a regular thing, or keeping this weight off for good. I'm currently 5'7 and 128ibs, not to bad in my opinion but it'd be nice to cut off just that little bit for this event :)

    • ANSWER:
      I think your premise is wrong and following celebrities is not the way to be fit and healthy. Follow doctors and scientists instead.

      There's a difference between a diet and a "cleanse". They are not the same thing so don't get confused. A diet can hlep you lose fat when done properly. A cleanse can't help you do anything except purge your GI tract as a prep for a colonoscopy or surgical procedure.

      "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!!

  39. QUESTION:
    What are the normal side effects on a bowel cleanse diet/powder?
    I'm taking a bowel cleanse powder mixed with juice + a diet of fruit, veg, whole grains, nuts and legumes. The powder contains flax seed, apple pectin, bentonite clay, psyllium husk and seed, slippery elm, marshmallow root, fennel seed and activated willow charcoal. I feel mildly nauseous on and off through out the day usually about one hour after taking the powder and in the morning. My appetite has been abnormally poor since starting the diet. I'm on day 4 now, but I had this problem from day one.

    • ANSWER:
      Very often when people "detox" through a program like this bacteria and toxins are released from where they've been stored in the body and start to circulate. This is what is making you feel nauseous.
      Your body, as a self-preserving defense mechanism, shunts bacteria and toxins into fatty tissues to protect your major organs. Your detox program is working against the wisdom of your body and can be quite harmful to your well-being.
      If you eat a well-balanced diet, fresh meats, fruits and vegetables (stay away from bread, pasta, anything with sugar in it, esp. soft drinks, avoid fast, frozen, processed food) you will not only lose weight, but you'll also detox naturally without any special products or programs and save money at the same time.
      Bowel cleanses, colon cleanses, etc. are not necessary.
      Get some vitamin D3 and take 2,000 iu a day, and ascorbic acid (vitamin C) 1000 mg/3 times/day to boost your immune system.

  40. QUESTION:
    what are the side affects of the lemonade diet?
    Im starting the lemonade diet and im kind of nervous. What are the side effects and can you die from it ?

    • ANSWER:
      The lemonade diet is another name for the master cleanse diet.
      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.

  41. QUESTION:
    What is a good store brand juice to use for going on a juice fast?
    I am planning on going on a 2 week juice fast in order to lose weight and cleanse my body. I don't own a juicer and am trying to see what brands of juice are good for this type of diet. I was reading and saw that V8 juice was a no no so.....

    • ANSWER:
      Juice fasting is a terrible way to try to lose body fat. When you make juice, you remove the fiber and any nutrients it may contain depriving your digestive system of a satisfying meal. The best diets involve eating whole foods for obvious reasons. After all, we spent 100,000 years of evolution eating whole foods and no one has invented a better way to lose fat.

      Check out Scooby's video here --> http://www.youtube.com/user/scooby1961#p/u/0/tAFdWifkt0E He makes some excellent points about juicing and appetite satisfaction.

      Regarding your so-called "cleansing", detox dieting and cleansing is a myth. There is no diet which will cause your body to get rid of toxins, heavy metals, poisonous by-products from smoking, drugs, etc.

      Here's the truth about the detox diet myth.

      "'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

      You can find your own links debunking the detox diet myth just by Googling "detox diet myth".

      The way to detox is to stop ingesting toxins and let your body cleanse itself naturally. If you have, for example, THC in your blood from smoking pot, there is no food, no flush, no purge, no cleanse that will make it go away. Your body will catabolize or excrete it naturally given sufficient time. The best diet for all normal adults hasn’t changed. It is still a varied, balanced, nutritious, and properly apportioned diet of high quality foods.

      Good luck and good health!!

  42. QUESTION:
    I am doing the Master Cleanse detox diet. Will adding natural, sugar-free packets to my water affect the diet?
    I am anemic. Will taking my iron supplement affect the detox process or weight loss?

    Please share any tips that you may have concerning this diet. I am on day 4.

    • ANSWER:
      Detox is a myth and the basic principle behind the Master Cleanse is a detoxification fast.
      But he body and the colon are self cleansing.
      If your doctor has prescribed the iron and it does not upset your already irritated stomach lining, take it.
      The sugar free packets won't affect anything. As you are anaemic think again about continuing the cleanse.

      "Not only is this program hard to follow, and the drink hard to swallow, it is potentially dangerous as well. You are inhibiting your immune system, as well as your ability to process food.

      Purposefully irritating your gastro-intestinal tract is never a good idea, but salt water flushing actually removes healthy, helpful bacteria from the lining of your colon. By engaging in this practice for an extended period of time, you are effectively wiping out one of your first lines of defense against infection and sickness.

      In addition, prolonged 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. Proponants of the Master Cleanse will tell you that these are signs that the toxins in your body are being eliminated, but you would experience the same symptoms on a water-only fast."

  43. QUESTION:
    Is Isagenix worth the money, or will you gain the weight back?
    I've seen all the talk about Isagenix as a detox program. I'm on a limited budget and considering a detox program to start a cleaner diet and exercise program.

    Is Isagenix worth the money as a 9-day detox, or would it even matter?

    Has anyone used this program and actually kept the weight off...or does it come right back on?

    • ANSWER:
      Hi
      Isagenix is a great kick-start to a cleaner lifestyle.
      The 30 day is a "gentler" cleanse and people have great results with both the 9 and 30.
      When I did my first 9 day, I lost 12lbs and kept it off. I did stay on the shakes for breakfast because I really like them and it is so easy and perfect for me.

      But you will gain the weight back if you return to bad habits.

      I have a friend who does a 9 day cleanse every January and she looks great!

      I hope you give it a try and feel free to contact me with further questions.

  44. QUESTION:
    is it healthy to detox and cleanse the body using a kit?
    I was considering trying a detox and cleansing kit, 2-week program. Is this really healthy for a person to do, or is damaging towards the body/organs?

    • ANSWER:
      It is not healthy. Detox "diets" are a scam. They don't "cleanse" your body of "toxins" or anything like that. All they do is deprive you of calories, macronutrients and vitamins. If you feel like starving yourself for two weeks, then that's your prerogative, but you shouldn't be that cruel to your body.

  45. QUESTION:
    what is the best way to get a cheerleaders body?
    So i want to ensure i am all toned up and belly flab free in the next few months. i finished cheerleading about a year and a half ago and i wantto do it an uni so i need to tone back up.my problem areas are my inner thighs and stomach. Also can any recommend a good detox diet?

    • ANSWER:
      I am not being paid to say this! I just know it works. Professional trainer jeff cavilier made a meal plan and work out regimen called ATHlean x ... It is a program for athletes and to obtain an athletic body. It's not too expensive. Beats the crap out of p90x

  46. QUESTION:
    Has anyone ever tried a diet supplement and do they work?
    I am 34 years old, 5'2" and weigh 222 lbs after having 3 kids. Luckily I can hide it well so I don't look that overweight. I have a lot of weight to lose and can't afford to go to Weight Watchers, LA Weight Loss, Nutrisystem, etc. My husband and I always see ads for TrimSpa, Stacker, Slim Quick, detoxes, etc. I want to know if they are worth the money and if they really do work. Anyone have experience with one? Please no smart alec answers as this is a really hard topic for me to deal with.

    • ANSWER:
      There is only one real way to lose weight and keep it off - eating healthier. Nutrisystem has really worked for me, as it teaches you what it means to eat healthily, but if you really can't afford it there are some places online that explain how to follow the diet using your own food. The best advice I can give you is to eat lots (at least one cup cooked) of healthy vegetables like broccoli, carrots, and tomatoes with each meal. Watch out for potatoes, peas, and carrots though, as they are much higher calories than most vegetables and really count more as starches. Good luck with the weight loss, and know that you can sign up and use the Nutrisystem support boards to ask questions for free - you don't have to buy the program.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

      EDIT:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  49. QUESTION:
    What's the best way to actually lose weight and keep it off healthily?
    I've tried pretty much every single diet known to man, and i don't want to "be on a diet", i want to permanently lose weight. I'm a very lazy person, but I'm willing to actually try because I'm tired of my less than gorgeous figure. Can anybody give me some tips on a specific eating plan or workout plan they know of that worked out well? Thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      Before you start any type of weight lose program you should do a body detox, first get a check up with your doctor.

      The reason is if you have had a diet high in fat and refined food, junk food, chips, fast food, alcohol, soda and coffee, fat builds up on the walls of your intestines.

      Do you have, or experiencing constipation, gassiness, bloating, irritable bowel syndrome, acid reflux, abdominal pain, intestinal parasitism or weight gain you most likely need a detox.

      There are many ways to detox your body, before you do you should see your doctor as there can be side affects. etc head-aches, weakness and dehydration.

      As to keep your weight down you should stay of fat, refined food eat less meat more fish.

      So eat 5 serving a day start of with a good source of carbs oats, eggs, fresh fruit, try to have the fruit first. During the day eat a good mix of vegs, fruit,nuts, fish, mix it up. At night have a light meal and make it the smallest of the day.

      You need to drink heaps of water filted water as the water that comes out of your taps is full of chemicals

      There is only one diet and that is to eat healthy. Don't forget to exercise daily go for a walk, bike riding etc

      Remember exercise, eat vegs, lean meats, fish, fruit, nuts and try to eat less refine sugar, high fat and filter your water, filted water really is so important to good health.

      At my site I have really good FREE resources on what I have spoken about above.

      Keep at it and you will be rewarded.

      Dont give up.

      my site

      http://www.recipes4health.net

      enjoy, stick to it, you will feel great and look real good

  50. QUESTION:
    How does the green tea diet work?
    when do you drink the tea how many times and also do i drink the boiled tea or the green tea thats in cold bottles @ the store.
    I dont need any i think answers i need someone 2 help that knows about or who is doing the diet.
    Thanks, I really need help.

    • ANSWER:
      Hi,

      I am a detox specialist and I specialize in helping people lose weight.

      While green tea is good for preventing fat absorption, that is about all that it does. If you are not putting new fat into your diet, you would hardly be preventing weight gain...

      But of course, it will also help your metabolic rate but my experience is that this is a very slow and not that healthy way to lose weight. You may lose weight but other parts of your body may suffer like your hair and skin.

      What is the point of becoming slim but looking haggard and ugly?

      The easiest and FASTEST way I know to lose weight is to detox.

      I myself have lost 33 pounds within 2 mths doing this detox programme.

      My mentor also lost 15 pounds within a week doing the detox ;)

      A detox is healthy because it brings balance back to your body and losing weight is just a by product of the detox. So at the end of the detox, you will find yourself get more energetic, healthier, more radiant looking as well.

      And the detox is simple. All you need to do is three things.

      Number one, follow the detox programme which requires you to change your diet a little bit. Eg, take more vege and less meat and seafoods.

      Number two, use 1 minute a day to take some natural health foods that I take to enhance the speed and the effect of the detox.

      Number three, drink lots of water to flush the toxins out..

      And that's it.

      The rest is up to you.

      So what do you think? ;)

      If you are keen to find out more about my detox programme, you can email me at verityy@yahoo.com


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Frequently Asked Questions

  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??

    • ANSWER:

  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:
    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....

  41. 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.

  42. 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.

  43. 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.

  44. 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

  45. 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!

  46. 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!

  47. 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

  48. 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!

  49. 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

  50. QUESTION:
    How can you detox your body?
    How can you detox you body and make sure all the bad stuff is out? Im trying to eat better and be healthy so I'd like to know of a way to start fresh.

    • ANSWER:
      There is an article on cleansing and a cleanse that was featured on ABC news and FOX news. For more information go to http://isagenixcleanse.bravehost.com/


what s the best way to detox your body

Kidney Detox

The main symptoms of kidney stones in women are low back pain in the kidney area. Other kidney stones symptoms may include a feeling of abdominal pain and burning sensation when urinating. Sometimes there may be discoloration and a strong smell of urine and frequent urination. Fever and chills may also be present. Many women experience pain in the lower abdomen from time to time before or during menstruation. At some point the cause of pain could be kidney stones, but women may not be able to recognize the difference. In this case the women should observe carefully if this pain is followed by a urinary tract infection, fever and nausea or vomiting.

Since approximately 80 percent of kidney stones are calcium stones, women should be careful with taking calcium supplements. Some medical studies have suggested that if supplements are taken in the context of a meal, rather than as a supplement to the food, the risk of kidney stones is reduced drastically. Although men are generally more prone to kidney stones, a series of studies in recent decades have proposed that women are more prone to struvite stones than men. The struvite stones are most commonly caused by chronic bacterial infection of the urinary tract which women are more prone to get.

How to Dissolve Your Kidney Stones

You can dissolve your kidney stones safely and naturally without surgery using an all natural product Renavive Kidney Cleanse. Renavive works on all types of kidney stones and helps protect from any urinary tract infections. Renavive can also be taken as a preventative to help avoid kidney stones from reoccurring. Renavive helps alleviate kidney stone attacks and pain by working on the stone itself. The longer a kidney stone remains in your urinary tract the more damage and pain it can potentially cause to the sensitive kidney tissue. In addition to taking Renavive it is beneficial to drink at least 8-10 glasses of water a day. By taking Renavive and drinking a lot of water will help ensure that the kidney stones will be flushed out of your body.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    Can someone give me a website or recipe for a liver detox?
    Is it crucial to do a colon and kidney detox before undergoing the liver detox? Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      It isn't crucial to detox at all.
      The idea of detoxifying or purifying the body of harmful substances has been around for centuries and cycles back into popularity now and again.

      We are not full of toxins, the body and the colon are self cleansing.
      season”, health specialists say that people’s drive to purge their bodies of toxins can, in fact, be harmful.

      Catherine Collins, chief dietician at St George’s Hospital in southwest London, said she saw dozens of patients suffering side-effects ranging from bowel problems to potassium depletion. “There is a fixation with the notion that we can detoxify the body through what we eat and drink, but the whole idea has no scientific basis,” said Dr Collins.

  2. QUESTION:
    What food do I need to eat to go on a kidney/liver detox?
    I want to go on a kidney/liver detox but I dont know where to start, any help?

    • ANSWER:
      no such thing as detox.

  3. QUESTION:
    How long will it take for MJ to leave my body?
    I'm 6'1 160 pounds I have a high metabolism and I work alot, like 50 hours a week. At my store I drink a lot of everyday kidney and liver detox tea. I go through bags if it., drink tons of water and liquid most days. And tomorrow will be the 24th day. Is it almost out?

    • ANSWER:
      It depends on the kind of drug test you have to take, but it will take at least 30 days, and most likely longer.

  4. 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!

  5. QUESTION:
    Is it safe for a 13 year old to apple detox to get rid of acne?
    Is it safe for a 13 year old to apple detox to get rid of acne? If you don't know what apple detoxing is, it basically mean you only eat and drink and apples and water for 3 whole days, nothing else, and only 3 days. Apparently it helps get rid of acne for several weeks.

    • ANSWER:
      I think that a fruit and juice detox is a great idea! HOWEVER, there is a correct way to do such things.

      Acne and most other skin conditions are the result of acidosis of the body. I don't care how much you wash your face, even with the most expensive products, this will not cure your acne. Acne, psoriasis, eczema, etc. is the skin reacting to the acids coming out of the body. Your skin is like your third kidney and whenever your kidneys are overwhelmed with filtering the lymph (where acids build up), your skin takes over some of the work. When you think of it, it's good that the acids are coming out and not festering inside the body. BUT, what we want to do here is alkalize the body (reversing acidosis so that skin conditions won't happen - the kidneys can do their job efficiently without the help of the skin).

      So, how does one go about alkalizing the body? The best course of action is a diet change: Eating and juicing fruits are key! Do you have a juicer? If not, you can find them everywhere, even used ones, if money is an issue. When you juice fruits as opposed to eating them, you are getting ample enough of your daily caloric requirements - juices are more concentrated nutrition also. Fruit is the best energizers, alkalizers and have the best astringent properties! In fact, fruit is the perfect food for humans! However, store-bought bottled juices are not an ideal option for this kind of alkalizing cleanse - heat required to process the fruit for bottling has depleted vital nutrients especially enzymes, for one thing. If you are going to drink juices, make fresh ones for optimal results.

      Now, you heard or read somewhere to eat/drink apples only. You might want to consider adding grapes and lemons to that detox. All 3 are great detoxifiers and you will be getting a much greater variety of nutrients. Mix and match them to your taste. You may even want to add an inch of ginger root to the juices for a nice kick. Just know that sometimes when you do a detox like this, things may get worse before they get better.... but the fact is, they WILL get better! It really wouldn't hurt you to do this detox diet for a week or so.... just listen to your body.

      I hope all of this info helped you to understand what is really going on in your body and how to correct it. If you have any other questions, you may pm me, I'd be happy to help you through this, if you may so choose. Good luck!

  6. 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.

  7. QUESTION:
    Can the human body naturally detox mercury its exposed to?
    How does the body get rid of mercury from fish, vaccinations, and amalgams naturally? Is a detox protocal necessary can it do this naturally? Is the toxin stored in the body for years?

    • ANSWER:
      Depends on the form.

      Methylmercury in fish is removed excruciatingly slowly, and there's no way to remove it faster. Fortunately it you'd have to be eating a lot of fish to expose an adult to enough to have any real effects. There's no 'protocol' for removing this any faster that I'm aware of, because it's bound in a small organic molecule.

      Amalgam basically doesn't expose the body to any mercury.

      Vaccinations which contain mercury have it bound in a form called thiomersal which is metabolized into ethyl mercury - a basically harmless incredibly stable compound that is removed from the body in about eighteen days.

      There's a LOT of paranoid BS out there about mercury - don't get taken in by it. Unless you're living somewhere like Clear Lake in California and eating the fish there, you've got absolutely nothing to worry about. The symptoms of mercury poisoning are incredibly obvious. There are quite a few sleezy or crazy practitioners of alternative treatments out there who will do things like perform bunk hair tests, claim you've been exposed to all sorts of toxins and sell you a crate of supplements which have no biological effect to fix you.

      Human beings are big, strong evolved creatures. We've got wonderful organs like kidneys. It's an extremely rare substance that they can't handle.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. QUESTION:
    What is the best way to detox and get started living healthy?
    I need to lose weight and I know eating healthy will do that for me because I lose weight every time I eat well. Thing is I have been so busy that my eating habits have been bad and I need to detox from fast food, junk food and salt.

    • ANSWER:
      detox by eating protein, fish, chicken, vegetables, water, and exercise. avoid "detox" products. they are expensive laxatives only. and your kidneys and liver are the detoxifying organs in your body. eating/sleep/exericise and the wt will come off. you can be malnourished from junk food, processed foods, which is all up and down the grocery store aisles. the real food is on the perimeters of the store if you notice. The shelved foods will stay there forever, there are so many preservatives in them. can't believe they bother to put an expiration date on them or eat by date. as this junk will rarely go bad.

  11. 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  13. 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.

  14. 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.

  15. QUESTION:
    What is a good natural, supplement free detox for the kidneys and liver?
    I want to avoid taking any supplements as i have a heap of allergies so i was thinking lots of water and vege juices etc. any ideas?
    Alternatively, how important and beneficial are the common detox supplements ie. milk thistle etc. for this sort of thing.

    • ANSWER:
      I like the old fashion mixture of apple cider vinegar, honey, lemon, cayenne, and water. mix a gallon in these parts and drink every day for 1 week.

      3/4 gal. water
      3 tbsp. Honey
      dash of cayenne
      fill the rest of the gallon with the apple cider vinegar

      It is good for detox and boosts metabolism. I would recommend a mostly vegan diet during this time. Use a lot of nuts or natural nut butter for protein. Grains in the morning, peanut butter at lunch, salads for dinner. Fruit and vegetables for snacks. I do this twice per year for detox and also recommend it to my patients. I also use supplements but it is not necessary. If you want more info on a regular healthy diet and exercise program I will send you my e-book for free. just let me know. Good luck.
      Dr. Bryan Schuetz

  16. QUESTION:
    What detox kit would you guys recommend?
    I've been wanting to detox, but I am not sure what's best.
    There is this one called the Acai Berry 14-day Cleanse which is loaded with anti oxidants. Would that be safe? What about a 48 hr. cleanser?
    Hmmm...

    Anyone know of a good website or something?

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

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

      For people suffering from depression, post-traumatic stress disorder or chemical dependency, detox can play a major role in helping you bring yourself back to a natural state of balance and harmony.

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

      You may get details on these remedies over here http://www.healthherbsandnutrition.com/remedies/d/detoxification.htm

  17. QUESTION:
    Can anyone tell me a remedy to get rid of kidney stones?
    My 74 year old dad was diagnosed with a kidney stone but he really doesnt like to undergo a surgery to remove the stone.Do you know of any herbal or any other remedy to remove the stones?

    • ANSWER:
      In my 30 years of study of alternative health, this man's products I have found to be the best.

      The first to links tell who he is and why his products are the best..

      The next link has an index for what formulas to take for kidney stones.

      The last three of the herb doc links contain his recommendations.

      The final link is from Linda Rector Page's book gives a number of other excellent recommendations.

      I predict you will have good results if you follow these suggestions.

      1. http://www.800herbdoc.com/p6.asp

      who is schulze

      2. http://www.800herbdoc.com/p8.asp

      why his products are the best

      3. http://www.800herbdoc.com/p64.asp

      index of ailments

      4. http://herbdoc.com/p31.asp

      kidney formula

      5. http://www.800herbdoc.com/p32.asp

      kidney tea

      6. http://www.800herbdoc.com/p35.asp

      5 day kidney cleanse and detox

      6. http://books.google.com/books?vid=ISBN188433489X&id=fuE5E5TFBpYC&pg=RA94-PP14&lpg=RA94-PP14&ots=x0aIhKtdMw&dq=healthy+healing+kidney+stones&sig=UjC7KZSMeWiuDEdso97uMIH6u6o

      further recommendations--excellent resource

  18. 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?

  19. QUESTION:
    Do I need to detox to kickstart my herbal life shapeworks program?
    Is it necessary to detox for three days?

    • ANSWER:
      Detoxification has been a lengthy discussion ever since. Whether to detox or not, is up to you.

      Even though you are 'healthy' this does not mean that you don't need to detox. Sure our body does this on a continual basis, our kidneys and livers are constantly working by cleaning out all the pollutants (smoke, caffeine, chemical-based products etc) in our body. Detox strengthen our organs back to optimal function.

  20. 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.

  21. QUESTION:
    How does a liver & kidney detox work?
    I'm not going to go into all the details of why, but because I've spent years eating foods I'm not supposed to. My organs are completely exhausted now. I've been reading "Food is your best medicine" by Dr. Henry G. Bieler. He says one of the best way to give your organs a break is to detox. I have hypoglycemia... so I can't ingest juices or anything.

    Is there a way I can safely give my organs a rest?

    • ANSWER:
      just drink water for a while. detoxing and flushings are nothing more than a mere way to make you feel like crap, so when you start to eat again, you feel better.
      dont waste your money, water is the best thing.

  22. QUESTION:
    Are there marijuana detox kits sold in Vitamin stores?
    Are there marijuana detox kits sold in Vitamin stores? Stores like Vitamin World of GMC? I've been told there are but I dont know the name. Or if they work. I need to pass a drug test soon.

    • ANSWER:
      Yes, there are quite a few things you can take if you want but if you have time, just wait for it to pass normally. You don't HAVE to take anything. Your metabolism will get rid of it in about 5 days or so, and you will pass a urine test with no problems, if you quit using.
      There are products you can take if you are skeptical, I would advise to stay clear of Golden Seal though. Some companies are wise to it and can test for it. And if it appears on the test that you may be trying to cover something up, you will not get the job.
      Just drink lots of fluids in the next few days to flush your kidneys out. After 5 days, the marijuana will not be detectable in the urine.

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

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

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

  24. QUESTION:
    I had a kidney transplant 13 years ago and wanted to know if its safe for me to take Apidexin and detox72?
    Im 20 years old and need to lose some belly fat, I did not want to put my only kidney in danger if this diet pill has major side effects. I did look all over the web to see who shouldnt take the pill but no answers came up.

    • ANSWER:
      i don't take any chances w/ my transplanted kidney (or pancreas). It is not worth it to take any pill that's not approved. Or, it could interfere with your immunosuppresants. Besides, it's entirely possible there are no studies that show if it's safe with an immunosuppresant. I sure would not let anyone use me as a test case for detox72.

      The detox stuff is mostly a hoax. There is good information about it on webmd.com

      Weight Watchers helped me to lose weight. It would be slow, but safe.

  25. 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.

  26. QUESTION:
    Just wondering if the Lemon Detox Diet is as good as they say?
    Thinking of doing this detox. Is it really hard to go without food for so long?

    • ANSWER:
      Yes, it is hard and it is bad for your body too. Any weight loss simply due to a lack of calories for an extended period of time. In addition to lacking calories from macro-nutrients (carbohydrates, fat, and protein), it is also lacking micro-nutrients (vitamins and minerals). This liquid diet of limited nutritional substance does raise concern and could be harmful and dangerous to some readers. People usually end up puuting more weight back on than they have lost, the body is starving!

      Experts say there's little evidence that extreme regimens such as the Master Cleanse or Fruit Flush do anything more than lead to unpleasant, unhealthy side effects.
      “Your body does a perfectly good job of getting rid of toxins on its own,” says Dr. Nasir Moloo, a gastroenterologist with Capitol Gastroenterology Consultants Medical Group in Sacramento, Calif. “There’s no evidence that these types of diets are necessary or helpful.”
      Healthy people already have a built-in detoxification system — the liver, kidneys, lungs and skin

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

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

  28. 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.

  29. 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.

  30. 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

      EDIT:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  32. QUESTION:
    How do I do a seven day detox?
    How would I do a seven day detox? Will it slow down my metabolism? And if so, how do I get back into nomal eating habits afterwards without gaininng weight?

    • 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.

  33. QUESTION:
    What is the best way to detox your liver?
    I have been on a bit of a bender lately...way too much drinking. I want to cleanse my body and start the New Year fresh. Can anyone recommend a good detox?

    • ANSWER:
      You can't detox your body. You also will metabolize the alcohol quickly so there's nothing in your liver to detox from your "bender". You have done the damage and it can't be fixed. Just lay off the alcohol for the rest of your life if you want to have a healthy liver at 50.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

      Good luck and good health!!

  34. QUESTION:
    which kidney cleanse or detox in general has worked for you?
    i want to do some cleanses and detox, etc. if you've tried something and it has worked, could you please let me know what exactly you did?
    uhh obviously you are poorly informed. i know of people whose live's have been saved be detoxing. and i wouldn't be wasting money as i am looking for a detox recipe that i can do at home. thank you very much. it would seem you need to do your research a bit better.

    • ANSWER:
      Your body does not need "cleansing." The idea of the "diet detox" is a moneymaking scam. Don't waste your time, money or health on a starvation diet.

  35. QUESTION:
    Do Detox pads that you place under your feet when you go to sleep really work to remove toxins from the body?
    such as Body Pure Detox Pads etc..and the brand on TV?
    Is this a gimmick or is there some realness to it?

    • ANSWER:
      It's a gimmick. You can't clean your blood from the outside. That's what your kidneys and your liver do.

  36. QUESTION:
    how long does it take to detox from years of alcohol abuse?
    A friend of mine has stopped drinking but, he feels hung over still. It has been one week. He has lost five pounds and has more energy. I afraid he is just in the honeymoon phase of quitting. (meaning it's easy at first and then it will hit him hard)I heard somewhere that alcohol detox is worse than heroin?! He is a major drinker for over thirteen years. Any advice?

    • ANSWER:
      depends on your methods of detoxing
      and your dedication.

      it can take 6month up to a year
      but detoxing is an ongoing helth improvement
      for any sickness or to prevent sickness.

      because the liver and kidneys are most affected by alcohol

      you need to consume lots of sour natural juices for the liver
      and lots of bitter juices for the kidney

      make sure to include the 5 elements of taste
      bitter,sour,sweet,salt and spicy.
      this will give you a complete detox of all the organs.

      for detoxing the blood you need lots of leafy green and assorted colored vegetables and fruits.

      The remedy you take will bind some other toxic elements in your system like led and other air pollutanta we breathe in everyday and healthy salts will wash them away.

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

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

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

  38. 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

  39. QUESTION:
    How long should i detox or fast for?
    I feel like I have a lot of toxins in my body and I'm detoxing to get clear skin cause I have a little bit of acne so how long should I detox or fast for? Thanks! (: please answer the question..

    • ANSWER:
      I've been noticing a lot of acne sufferers are turning to a detox to clear their skin. I think it's GREAT! It's about time the word is getting out that topical acne products aren't the answer! The problem lies within, peeps!

      Having a lot of toxins in the body and flushing them out isn't the answer either, per say. Essentially, what should be the focus is to reverse acidosis of the lymph system! We all should know that the lymph system is our "sewage system" of the body and when the acids accumulate there, the lymph fluid becomes sticky, sluggish and coagulates. Hence, the kidneys are overworked in trying to filter this mess out. It is said that the skin is our 3rd kidney - it picks up the slack when the kidneys get into a bind. Most all skin problems are mirrors to the health of our lymph, kidneys and even adrenal glands (that sit atop the kidneys).

      Best course of action is to consume a diet of alkalizing foods to reverse the acidosis to get the lymph fluid moving smoothly, the kidneys filtering optimally and the skin effectually clears up! Fruit is the most perfect food for alkalizing the body.

      All that being said, I believe that a good juice fast would be beneficial - freshly-made juices. The longer you can do it, the better. If you start out for a week and you feel good to keep going, keep going. If you want to quit after a few days or a week, take a week off and start again. Seriously, there are many variables in determining the length of time to remain on a detox. 30 - 60 days is ultimate. (Just don't overdo it - listen to your body.) A few days here and there for a longer period of time will always help, too. Bottom line, the more fruit you eat, the better off your skin and body will become. It's truly amazing!

  40. QUESTION:
    How do you detox? I heard will i lose alot of weight in less then a week? Is this true?
    Okay so im not like really fat or really skinny. I'm in between and wanting to lose fat. I'm 5 ft 1` 8st 7lbs. How do i detox? And how long should i do it for?

    • ANSWER:
      Miss Independent -
      Cleansing" or "detoxing" have absolutely no medical benefit and can in fact be harmful to the digestive system and internal organs.
      There is no "build up" of bad plaque or toxins in a normal system. Cleanses actually flush out the beneficial bacteria and enzymes in the digestive system.
      This cleanse is nothing more than a calorie deficient diet that does more harm than good.
      We cleanse and detox 24 hours a day through respiration, sweat, liver, and kidneys.
      We can help by eating a healthy diet with minimal added sugar and salt. Lots of fresh fruit, vegetables, whole grain foods, beans, peas, and brown rice keep a system as healthy as it can be.
      Minimal alcohol, caffeine, no soda. Read food labels. If you can't pronounce it, don't put it in your body. Get 30 minutes of brisk walking a day to help the body function properly.
      Good luck.

  41. QUESTION:
    What is the best method of detoxification besides the Lemonade/Cayenne Pepper thing?
    I want to detox. I have heard of detoxifying foods. I am considering a liquid detox, however, but the lemonade/cayenne pepper thing is just too difficult. I am trying to Jumpstart my weight loss.

    • ANSWER:
      I think the best method of detoxification is to wait and let your liver and kidneys break down and remove any toxins. That's what they're there for.

      Check out this link for more info on "detox": http://www.webmd.com/diet/features/detox-diets-purging-myths

  42. 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

  43. 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.

  44. QUESTION:
    I have just purchased orovo detox AND Relacore, can someone tell me if using these together is harmful?
    what is the proper way of using orovo detox? Do you really need to take 4 a half hour before eating to make it work?

    • ANSWER:
      Since neither of them do anything, they should be fine together as long as you don't have any underlying medical conditions like allergies, kidney or liver problems. Most of these things have no long term clinical tests done on them simply because they are a concoction of ground up leaves, caffeine and cayenne pepper they might give the average healthy person a tummy ache, a first class case of diarrhea or the jitters, nothing more...good luck

  45. 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.

  46. QUESTION:
    What toxins frequently build up in the human body?
    There are many people who practice various detox programs everything from sweating in a Sauna to fasting to herbal teas. I believe that toxins do build up in the human body, but I've always wondered exactly which toxins they are. What are the specific toxins that build up in the human body and where do they frequently come from?

    .

    • ANSWER:
      Most of the worrying toxins seem to come from chemicals that we have produced ourselves (listed below). Those of most concern are those that have an affinity for fats (rather than water) and therefore accumulate in fat deposits in the food chain, rather than being expelled. And the concentrations increase the higher up the food chain you go, often making human beings with the highest concentrations. Studies in the Arctic show humans and animals with very high concentrations of industrial chemicals.

      In addition to chemical toxins, there are huge numbers of naturally occurring toxins, which is why we have a liver and kidneys to process and expel toxins from our body.

      The argument always seems to be that we have the ability to eliminate toxins, therefore we cannot accumulate toxins. However, this assumes that the body's systems are functioning effectively, AND that these systems can cope with the load. The classic example to contradict this assumption is a hangover, whereby the body has been overloaded to a point where the liver and kidneys cannot process the toxins quickly enough. In the normal course of time, these organs catch up, provided you do not continue to overload the system.

      Where we have problems is in:
      1. the quantity of toxins with which the body must now cope; and
      2. the efficiency of our elimination systems.

      Firstly, our environment does contain far more chemicals than ever before, despite the eradication of some horrendous products over time. It is a product of the number of chemicals used and the number of people using them.

      Secondly, our systems are often either run-down from the load, and/or our diets are sorely lacking such that our systems are unable to operate at optimum levels.

      I don't know much about a lot of the fad detox programs. I am sure that many things can help the body better process toxins, but I doubt a single drink (for example) is capable of performing major changes. However, changing your diet and living habits can reduce the load of toxins (giving your system a chance to catch up) and provide your body with the nutrients it needs to allow the system to work optimally.

      The original detox programs were designed for the above. They are simply very healthy diets and lifestyle changes that ensure the specific nutrients needed by the kidneys and liver are included.

      As for the list of toxins, they are listed below (further info in the links). I do not have any info on which of these might be fat soluble.

      - Mercury (Harms brain development and function) Accumulates in seafood.
      - Polyaromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) (Linked to cancer) Accumulates in food chain.
      - Polybrominated dibenzodioxins and furans (PBDD/F) (Toxic to developing endocrine, i.e. hormone system) Accumulate in food chain.
      - Perfluorinated chemicals (PFCs) (Linked to cancer, birth defects, and more) Accumulate in the environement and the food chain.
      - Polychlorinated dibenzodioxins and furans (PBCD/F) (Cause cancer in humans. Very toxic to developing endocrine, i.e. hormone system) Persist for decades in the environment.
      - Organochlorine pesticides (OCs) (Cause cancer and numerous reproductive effects) Persist for decades in the environment. Accumulate up the food chain to main.
      - Polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) (Adversely affects brain development and the thyroid) Accumulates in the food chain and human tissues.
      - Alkylphenol compounds – (Mimic natural estrogen hormones and have been shown to alter the sexual development in some organisms, for example in fish.
      - Polychlorinated Naphthalenese (PCNs) (Cause liver and kidney damage) Contaminate the food chain.
      - Polychlorinated buphenyls (PCBs) (Cause cancer and nervous system problems) Persist for decades in the environment. Accumulate up the food chain, to main.
      - Triclosan (Affect liver enzymes in rat studies; poses multidrug resistance to Pseudomonas aeruginosa, a cause of death in many hospital-acquired infections due to its intrinsic resistance to many antibiotics)
      - Artificial Musks (Disrupts hormones. One type, musk xylene, causes cancer at high concentrations, in animal studies) Due to their persistence and extensive use artificial musk have become widely distributed throughout the environment.
      - Perfluorinated compounds (Cause a wide range of toxic effects on the liver of exposed laboratory rats)
      - Phthalates (Some phthalates are reproductive toxicants and particularly affect the testes) Phthalates have become one of the most ubiquitous chemicals in the global environment.
      - DDT (The main DDT component is classified as possibly carcinogenic to humans. Reproductive disorders are well documented in animal studies, and exposure is also linked to human developmental disorders) Although their manufacture and application are now largely prohibited or restricted in industrialized western countries, they can still be found in the environment, in wildlife and in humans due to their persistence.

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

    Suggestions?

    • ANSWER:
      Cleansing and detoxing have absolutely no medical benefit and are in fact harmful to the digestive tract.
      There is no "build up" of bad plaque or sludge in a normal system. If this was the case we would have people dying left and right from malnutrition since their bodies couldn't absorb nutrients.
      Since we reabsorb most of the water in our food and drink through the large intestine, If it was coated with toxic plaque we would all be sloshing around like sponges yes?
      Our liver and kidneys aren't clogged with toxins. Otherwise we would be dead. The liver does not store toxins of any kind and in fact filters them out of the bloodstream and sends them into the waste stream. Heavy metals and other environmental toxins can if fact concentrate in the liver but this is rare. The liver does in fact get layered with fat if we become overweight.
      We "cleanse and detox" 24 hours a day through respiration, sweat, liver, and kidneys..
      You didn't mention a diet. We can help detox by eating a healthy diet with minimal added sugar and salt. Lots of fresh fruit, vegetables, whole grain foods, beans, peas, and brown rice keep a system as healthy as it can be.
      Minimal alcohol, caffeine, soda.
      Read food labels. If you can't pronounce it, don't put it in your body.
      A healthy high fiber diet works every time.
      Increases the speed and efficiency of the digestive system and helps the body rid itself of both internal and environmental toxins.
      Good luck.

  48. QUESTION:
    If I drink a detox the night before the drug test will I be able to pass?
    I have a drug test tomorrow morning and I bought a detox drink and I want to know if I could drink it tonight and still pass tomorrow.

    • ANSWER:
      Unfortunately the whole concept of detox is an urban myth. It is based solely on the irrational rants of constipated Edwardians who refused to eat vegetables as the considered them food only fit for the lower classes to consume. As a result they had little option but to spend their time taking laxatives and purgatives and giving themselves enemas. Provided you have not already done too much damage to your body, your liver and kidneys will deal with problem of removing toxins from your body, as that was what they were designed to do. After that, tomorrow is the first day of the rest of your life and you can start afresh. It will have no effect at all on your impending drug test.

  49. QUESTION:
    What are your reactions to the following hypothetical case?
    A 58-year-old man has been admitted to the emergency room with symptoms of a heart attack. There is an obvious smell of alcohol on his breath, and the man appears to be in poor physical condition. Initial examination indicates that, in addition to his heart condition, his liver and kidney functions are also in distress. Moments later, a 32-year-old woman enters the hospital with symptoms of a heart attack also. Her overall physical condition appears to be excellent. In fact, she is wearing work-out clothing and appears to have experienced her problem during an exercise session. She is accompanied by her husband and two young children. Her husband claims that she has had a heart condition all her life and had been expecting to sign up for a heart transplant in the near future. Then a 25-year-old male motorcyclist enters the ER with a fatal head injury. He is pronounced dead on arrival and is identified as an organ donor on his driver’s license. The medical staff has learned that no other patients in the immediate organ service area need hearts, but that both of these patients need hearts as soon as
    possible. They have gathered to determine who gets the donor’s heart.

    What would your first questions be? What specific concerns would you have? What do you think are the two most important values to preserve in this case? What advice would you give to the staff and on what basis?

    • ANSWER:
      58 year old man: I would do what is necessary to stabilize the patient.
      I would ask about the pain occurring during this time period...if it comes
      and go or remains constant? I would ask if something help to relieve the
      pain, like sitting or leaning forward, etc.
      To the man or his family: How long has been his consumption of
      alcohol? Was he diagnosed as having Cirrhosis of the liver? Was he ever on
      dialysis for his kidneys? Does he go to any specialist doctors for care, like
      a gastroenterologist, cardiologist, nephrologist, urologist, etc?
      Those who are addicted to alcohol are not usually accepted
      to a Transplant Center unless they have been detoxed for a period
      of six months (under doctors care) prior to being evaluated for
      placement on the Transplant list. A Transplant Center could be
      contacted to find out if there are any exceptions to this rule and whether
      or not this rule applies to only certain organ transplants and which ones.
      Another thing to take into consideration...is the fact that the patient,
      if they need a transplant, has to be able to physically withstand
      the long hours of being under and living through the operation itself.
      More testing should be done to see how much damage has been done
      to the heart, liver, and kidneys...this would include blood, film testing
      (ultrasound, Ct scan, Echo, MRI, etc) and also maybe even a liver
      biopsy. The cells of these organs are what does the functions;
      so cell damage or death and how much each of these organs
      can still do the necessary functions, would have to be determined.

      For the woman: I would see that she is also stabilized.
      I would ask the same pain questions as above.
      I would ask her if her doctors have referred her to a Transplant Center
      to be evaluated for the transplant list? Since her physical condition
      appears to be excellant...it is highly unlikely that she would need
      a transplant right away. More testing would have to be done to be
      sure she definitely had a heart attack: Blood work, EKG, Holter monitor,
      Pet scan, etc. If the doctor hasn't already referred her to the
      Transplant Center, then she may need to be now...depending on
      how much heart damage there may be.

      You stated that both of these patients need hearts as soon as possible.
      Then UNOS...United network of organ sharing would have to be
      contacted. It is more likely that the woman would receive the heart
      before the gentleman since there may be an alcohol detox rule
      involved. However, most people are placed on the transplant list
      according to how much time they may have left to live without
      having a transplant...so it would be the one who may die the soonest...
      which would probably be the man (without testing this would be hard
      to determine)

      Not all hospitals are Transplant Centers...he/she would have to be
      lifelighted to the nearest Transplant Centers that do heart transplants

      Motorcyclist: Testing would have to be done to be sure of compatible blood
      type. In some countries, it would have to be determined if the patient
      (by signing the donor card) has told the family...as some family members
      can revoke him being a donor and also determine when the organ will
      be taken (like when he is brain dead or his heart stops beating).
      He also may list only that certain organs be donated.
      The Transplant doctors would be testing to see if he is a compatible
      donor to the recipients...so this may rule out one of those needing the
      transplant or both. Also, Transplant surgeons have a right to refuse an
      organ (if they do not believe it is suitable to transplant..past medical
      history of the donor or if they find something wrong with the organ
      itself)

      Hope this information would of been of some help to you.
      Best wishes.

  50. QUESTION:
    How do i clean my blood stream?
    I would like to detox my blood from anything that's not meant to be running in my system. I have never taken drugs or smoked but i used to drink beer a lot, so i feel i need to clean up my system. Its not a crisis but if i can do something to clean up there is no harm i guess. My intention is to start body building ion preparation for my wedding.

    • ANSWER:
      you don't need to do anything; there is no product that will do anything except waste your money.

      evolution gave you kidneys and a liver, and you'd soon know if they weren't working. The beer is long gone.

      ignore all quack remedies or ideas that this is necessary.


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Frequently Asked Questions

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

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

      http://fatsoweightloss.com/

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

  2. QUESTION:
    What is the best and most affordable way to do a body detox?
    I'm looking to do a body detox to cleanse my body of chemicals etc (not drugs or alcohol) To start clean and fresh.

    What is the best method? I'm not looking for some expensive product or spam please.

    • ANSWER:
      go vegan for a week that would detox your system

      green leafy vegetables, avoid the starchy ones is possible

      lots of fruits and lots of water

      drink a glass or water and 2 tbs of lemon juice the first thing in the morning when you wake up

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

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

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

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

  5. 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..

  6. QUESTION:
    What is the best way to do a full body detox cleanse? Ive been sluggish & tired lately, I want to start fresh!
    I want to do a full body detox cleanse. I have been so tired and sluggish lately, and need something to cleanse my system. I last did a cleanse about 4 months ago & it really helped, but they have since discontinued the product I used.
    I am a 24 y.o female, moderately active lifestyle, in s. ontario. I eat mainly organic and healthy foods, no fast food at all. Walk my dog every day with my son. Am on a budget, and some cleanse programs I checked out are ridiculously expensive. I'd like to find something that won't cost me anything outrageous, and is affordable to do every 3 months or so.
    I take a multi vitamin, B12, B6, and iron supplements.
    I have IBS, and cleansing seems to help calm it down a lot, too.

    Any info on how to do a really in depth, full detox would be fabulous. Thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      ... Sounds like you are doing a good job of taking care of yourself. Good for you. ...

      My personal experience is that fasting is the most powerful and most natural way to cleanse the body. ... Some folks believe that properly done juice fasting is the best way to do this,.. and others believe that straight water fasting is the only true way to fast. ........ Personally, I feel that juice fasting is by far the wiser choice for someone who has not already done a good deal of cleansing work on their system,.. or at least already well into a cleansing, organic and healthy vegetarian diet. ................. If you are talking about someone who is already on a pretty clean diet and who is not taking any sorts of medications or with any serious illnesses,.. than I would say that water fasting is a safe way to go.
      .... If a person is taking any sort of medications,... then I would definately not do any sort of fasting. In that case, I would encourage them to go on a cleansing diet, (such as you already follow). ............ If someone is dealing with any sort of serious illness,.. then I would reccommend that they only fast under professional supervision.

      Fasting, as a form of cleansing, is thousands of years old,... and of course, (if you are not juice fasting),.. it costs absolutely nothing financially. .. Fasting is an extremely powerful tool for promoting and maintaining health. .................. If you have never fasted before,. I would reccommend that you begin by doing a couple of 24 hour fasts once a week,.. followed by a couple of 3 day fasts once a month,.. followed by a seven day fast which you might do perhaps one month after your second 3 day fast. ................. After that,.. you can either move up to a 10 or a 14 day fast, if that feels right for you,.. (perhaps a few months or more after the 7 day fast), ........... and then You could do something like one 7 or 10 day fast once a year or once every six months,.. to continue to promote and maintain your health.
      .............. You need to know that fasting is a science,.. and there is much to learn about how to properly begin,.. undergo and then end and come out of a fast. .... There are some good books available which will instruct you on how to properly fast. Most of them offer somewhat different approaches and philosophies,.. but if you are talking about a straight water fast,... the important instruction pertains to how to begin and how to end the fast. ............ You could look into the books by such authors as; Paul Bragg or Paavo Airola (http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=br_ss_hs/103-4191513-9866213?platform=gurupa&url=index%3Dblended&keywords=Fasting&Go.x=7&Go.y=9) ....

      There is also information available for free on the web. You will definately find that everyone offers different advice and different approaches. You should choose the advice that feels right to you and your needs.

      If you do choose to fast,.. you may want to try and get some high colonics once or twice after you are well into the fast, to help clean out your colon. This is an excellent additional tool to go along with the cleansing process.

      Be Well....

  7. QUESTION:
    What is a body detox and where can i get one?
    im trying this 3 day diet thing and it has a bunch of steps and one is to get a body detox. it said i can get one at a spa or buy it from a store?... what iis it and where can i get one?

    • ANSWER:
      its like laxatives.. you pretty much sh*t or cleanse everything out of your body., u can get it anywere..at a vitamin store.. local grocery stores. it comes in either tea bags.. or pill form. i suggest the tea.

      good luck

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

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

  9. 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.

  10. 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

  11. 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

  12. 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 :)

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

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

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

    • ANSWER:
      Flush with water!

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

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

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

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

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

      Good luck.

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

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

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

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

      A good website is www.isamovie.com

      or http://diamondd.infoseekdirect.com

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

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

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

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

      or visit http://diamondd.infoseekdirect.com

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

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

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

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

    • ANSWER:

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

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

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

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

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

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

  23. 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.

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

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

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

    • ANSWER:
      Tips for a Total body Cleanse to Detox Your Body:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

      Hope after your cleanse you feel good.
      Good luck!

  27. QUESTION:
    where can I get good over the counter acia berry?
    I want to find a good over the counter body detox.

    • ANSWER:
      Any local pharmacy or herbal store has OTC's ( Over The Counter )
      no need for a Rx ( prescription )

  28. 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.

  29. QUESTION:
    How safe is GNC complete cleansing detox ?
    Ive never did a body detox and I bought this one for 40 bucks is it safe? Has anyone tried it. The 2 week plan.

    • ANSWER:
      I did a two week detox, a short time ago. I felt that it gave me a new start to trying to stay on track with dieting and excercize, which i continue to do. It certainly had a cleansing effect, I felt good on it, and I would do it again. ( I don't really believe those nasty photos that people claim, will take place! They're really gross!) Probably nothing really "spectacular" will happen...but that's ok, it still flushes out the system, and will make you look and feel better. It cleanses the skin, too, and my color looks more radiant, because of the skin cleansing.
      Anyway, drink lots of pure water, and use the fiber cleanser, and I'm sure that your body will feel alot cleaner, afterward.
      Good luck...( and try to stay near bathrooms, as you are supposed to drink lots of water!)

  30. 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!

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

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

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

    • ANSWER:
      "Detox" kits are scams.

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

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

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

      x

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

    • ANSWER:
      The ONLY safe and effective detox is to stop eating processed garbage and feed your body nutritious, fresh, whole foods not loaded with salts, sugars, additives, preservatives, and concentrates.
      Unless you work in an industry with high exposure to heavy metals, all you need to do is give your liver and kidneys a chance to do their jobs and stop ingesting junk.
      You are really just looking at a painful and drawn out way to empty your entire digestive tract.
      There is no build up of bad plaque, toxins, or sludge in a normal, reasonably healthy system.
      If this was the case we would have people dying left and right from malnutrition since their small intestines couldn't absorb nutrients.
      The majority of the water from food and what we drink is reabsorbed through the colon, if our colons were clogged we would all be walking around looking like sponges right?
      Detoxing is ridding the system - liver, kidneys, and intestines of toxins both internal and environmental. Our liver and kidneys aren't clogged with toxins. Otherwise we would be dead. The liver does in fact get layered with fat if we become overweight.
      We "cleanse and detox" naturally 24 hours a day through respiration, sweat, liver, and kidneys.
      We can help by eating a healthy diet with minimal added sugar and salt. Lots of fresh fruit, vegetables, whole grain foods, beans, peas, and brown rice keep a system as healthy as it can be.
      Minimal alcohol, caffeine, soda.
      Read food labels. If you can't pronounce it, don't put it in your body.
      A healthy high fiber diet works every time.
      Increases the speed and efficiency of the digestive system and helps the body rid itself of both internal and environmental toxins.
      Cleanses actually flush out the beneficial bacteria and enzymes in the digestive system.
      Search "gut flora" to learn about the beneficial bacteria we need in our colon.
      We have more beneficial bacteria in our digestive systems than all the cells in our bodies!
      Did you know the digestive system is one of the largest contributors to our immune system?
      They don't tell you about the gas, cramping, and bloating you will experience when you start eating again and the body has to rebuild this bacteria population.
      Spend your money in the produce department.
      Good luck.

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

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

    • ANSWER:
      Time for a filter

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

    Thanks :)

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

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

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

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

    • ANSWER:
      Pure leaf white tea.

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

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

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

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

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

  40. 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

      EDIT:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  45. QUESTION:
    Can i do a detox while on adderall?
    I want to do a colon/body detox, (not so much the diet kind, but the kind that you drink something and it flushes out toxins). But my concern is i am on Adderall (20mgs extended release), so i'm wondering is that safe?

    • ANSWER:
      What have you decided you need to detox from, and why? It's obvious that this is not recommended by your MD or DO, or you would already have the answer to your question. Playing around with your body chemistry is ill-advised. Detox is dangerous enough even under close medical supervision. The flushing agent can become a toxin, and kill you.

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

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

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

  47. QUESTION:
    What are some good body detox cleanses that work?
    I'm looking for body cleanses because I need to lose some weight. I need one that is somewhat easy & cheap. Please help!
    Thanks for your time!

    • ANSWER:
      For three days drink only water. Eat nothing. After that eat only fresh foods such as vegetables and fruit. Nothing that has seen the inside of a factory. Do this for another week and then you can start to eat whole foods. No refined foods containing white sugar or white flour or white rice etc. Stay off animal fats and and red meat. Eat stir fries using a little olive oil. You will lose weight, be healthy and you will detox for absolutely no cost.

  48. QUESTION:
    Able to consume alcohol on the ReCleanse Herbal Cleanse?
    I want to start the Herbal Cleanse tomorrow and I was wondering if it's okay to consume alcohol while on the 7-day whole body detox?
    Has anyone taken this before?

    • ANSWER:
      I've never used that product, but my doctor had us stop all alcohol use during a detox. It works against what you are trying to do with the cleanse.

  49. QUESTION:
    Do liver and digest detox raise blood sugars for diabetics?
    I'm 22 years old and a diabetic. I am currently battling intestinal candida caused by excessive antibiotics for a kidney infection. I'm trying a herbal detox (Holista Body Clean Detox Kit to be exact) and my blood sugars have been through the roof. Why is this? I can't stop the detox because I want to get rid of the candida, but I hate when my sugars are high. Help!

    • ANSWER:
      Candida causes the high glucose levels because it is an infection. High glucose levels cause candida! It is a very nasty round robin thing.

      You must do the antibiotics, the lowering of the glucose as much as possible by diet exercise and meds for glucose.

      I don't think the detox will do anything for you at all.

      Talk to your doctor for the proper treatment for this round robin problem.

      And eat a lot of yogurts without added sugars in them.

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

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

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


good body detox

Super Detox

We've been talking a lot here at La Spa Therapie Malahide about colonic hydrotherapy also known as colonic rrigation or colonic cleansing and we've had some interesting responses from people basically wondering whether colonics is right for them. Deciding to undergo a course of colonics can be a big step, so it's best to know exactly what you can expect to achieve from a colonics treatment before you begin.

Looking for colonic hydrotherapy in Dublin?

Colonic hydrotherapy is no longer strictly for the rich and famous. More and more Dublin men and women are turning to this super cleanse to rid their bowels of impacted and toxic waste that can impair their health and wellbeing.

Here at La Spa Therapie Malahide, offer colonics treatments that give our Dublin clients that super cleanse without the super price tag.

So is colonics for you? Take a look at some of the benefits of a colonics cleanse below and decide for yourself...

What is colonic hydrotherapy?

Colonic hydrotherapy is a high power cleanse for your insides! Purified warm water is gently pumped through your colon to soften and remove impacted fecal matter that has built up over a lifetime.

The advantages of the colonic hydrotherapy treatment are numerous and can be broken down into four main areas...

Colonics Cleanse

During a colonic cleanse the toxic material that has built up in your colon is broken down and gently removed. By ridding your colon of this impacted material your cleansed colon can begin to function properly again.

Colonics Exercise

The build up of toxic debris can make your colon weak and sluggish, impairing its ability to function well. By gently filling the colon with purifying water and then emptying the contents, the colon is encouraged to contract and relax, making it stronger and more able to work efficiently in the future.

Colonics Reshape

The gentle action of pumping nourishing warm water through the colon helps to eliminate any bulging pockets of waste and narrowed constrictions, so your colon can return to its natural, healthy shape.

Colonics Stimulate

A colon hydrotherapy treatment can stimulate your whole body. Your nervous system and all the organs of your body are connected to the colon by reflex points. By stimulating these reflex points, the corresponding body parts are also stimulated - giving your entire body a boost.

Colonic hydrotherapy can have a huge range of health and wellbeing advantages that are different for each individual. If you are lethargic with a sluggish bowel, colonics can help you feel energised. If you are emotionally stressed or anxious, colonics can help relieve tension. If you suffer from irritable bowel, bloating or constipation, colonics can get you moving again. And of course, a colonics treatment can do wonders for your waste line!

But because we are all different, we all have different reactions to a treatment. If you are concerned about whether colonic hydrotherapy is uniquely suited to you (perhaps you are pregnant or on medication) consult your GP first.

If you'd like to speak with one of fully trained and highly skilled colonics experts to discuss whether colonics is right for you, give a call at La Spa today or visit there website for more information.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    How to rapidly detox my body of nicotine and it's metabolites?
    Is it just vitamin c and water and exercise? I have severely cut back on my smoking and I need to pass a blood test. I haven't smoked in 2 days, blood test is maybe 15-20 days away. I know that nicotine metabolites will still show up even though I've quit. I will not suffer in vain!!!!!!!!!!!! How do I super ultimate space marine detox this shit!!!!!

    • ANSWER:
      IM-FREAKING-POSSIBLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. QUESTION:
    I really need to know if qcarbo20 clear with super boost energy detox tablets will work for urine test the sam?
    Need to no if the qcarbo20 clearwith super boost energy detox tablets will work

    • ANSWER:
      Don't listen to the prudes who will answer on here and tell you you're a loser for smoking. Cover ups do work and I'm talking from experience. I don't know about that exact brand, but you should be fine. Follow the instructions as best you can. Don't listen to these haters on this site.

  3. QUESTION:
    What is a SUPER quick detox herb or detox method for marijuana?
    My hubby smoked and has a super important drug test coming up...we know the best way is to not smoke but he did and now we're screwed if he doesn't detox fast. Serious answers only please and assholes can keep their opinions to themselves please....everyone makes mistakes!

    • ANSWER:
      drinking water helps, but they will be able to tell on the test that it was diluted

      heres a guide i found on wikihow:
      http://www.wikihow.com/Pass-a-Drug-Test

      hope that helps

  4. QUESTION:
    What are some good natural supplements to give your dog and some good detox stuff?
    Maybe stuff we could sprinkle on her food (we feed wet food, yeah yeah not getting into an argument over it, lol) She's a two and a half year old Yorkie.We notice she likes eating a certain type of tall green grass when she's out walking, she doesn't just eat any type of grass, searches around for this specific type of grass.Think I heard it helps detox a doggies system or something like that? Thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      Some great supplements that all dogs could benefit from are omega 3 in the form of fish or krill oil. It is great for skin, coat and joint health. Dry and wet dog foods are cooked which destroys the natural omegas. So even if the bag says it contains them they are really useless. So adding them back in is a great idea.

      Digestive enzymes. Same as the omegas, enzymes are destroyed by heat. Dogs are not very efficient at making enzymes as normally they would rely on their raw foods to supply them with enzymes. So adding some will keep the digestive tract in great condition.

      Probiotics are good to add too. Not only do they aid with digestion but they also keep bad bacteria from growing out of control. Some high quality foods do add them, but again you never really know if the product has been damaged by sitting in a hot truck.

      Spirulina. It's a super green food made from algae. Even though dog foods are balanced there can be small gaps. Especially considering that the nutritional value depends on the soils that the plants are grown in. If the plants are grown in soils with little nutrients and then fed to animals that we feed our dogs that is going to lead to nutritional gaps. Spirulina will fill in those gaps and since it is a whole food you wont be overdosing in vitamins like you could be with a multivitamin.

      As for a detox the only product I have used that works is olive leaf extract. It works great at boosting the immune system and its also an antimicrobial. My dog is prone to some bad skin infections. I tried rounds and rounds of antibiotics, and it just kept coming back. Now I have her on the olive leaf and her skin problems are under control.

      I have also used raw apple cider vinegar. It is also supposed to be antimicrobial. I must admit I saw little difference using this product. But so many swear by it. So for some dogs it may work great. It just didn't do anything for mine.

      And remember buying cheap supplements kind of defeats the purpose. If your dog cant absorb it then you really are throwing your money away. A good fish oil will give you the amounts of EPA and DHA as well as specify if it is mercury and PCB free. A good proboitic and enzyme product will have multiple types of enzymes and bacteria not just one or two. Most of the brands you will find in a pet store have only one type of probiotic in it. Its worth it to spend a few dollars more and get one that includes 6 or 7 different bacterias and enzymes.

  5. QUESTION:
    How much does a alcholic have to drink to stay out of withdrawal?
    Before detox?
    I've had a case of the DTs before; not something that I want to happen again.

    • ANSWER:
      eventually you would get the DTs every single morning, until you get some alcohol into your system. it's basically like you are "sick" and that's your medicine. better to quit drinking while they're not too bad. it will only get worse. it super sucks to go through.

  6. QUESTION:
    Is there something that works the same as How Healthy: Super Colon Cleanse 1800 I can buy at a drugstore?
    In case you didn't know, How Healthy: Super Colon Cleanse 1800 is supposed to help you lose weight and clean out your colon. But I can't seem to find it at a drugstore where I live. Is there a product that works the same I could use and get the same effects?

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

  7. QUESTION:
    What do you think is the best tasting vegetable or fruit-vegetable juice that you can make at home?
    I'm getting one of those super juicers and i want to find out recipes.

    What do you think is the most nutritious and best tasting juice that is a combination of vegetables or both vegetables and fruits?

    • ANSWER:
      I have a Jack LaLanne Power Juicer, and love a combo of carrots, apples, ginger, parsley and celery for a veggie boost, and cantelope, apple, kiwi and radish.

      I do not peel any of the fruits or veg, wash them well and make sure to top or clean any bad spots.

      Both of the combo are good for a number of things, a detox, bowel cleanser, the ginger helps with gas, I even mix some plain yougart or buttermilk in the fruit based one for a morning breakfast substitute.

      I am a diabetic and take several arthritic meds so it is a great energizer and keeps my sugar levels down, and I have lost 30 pounds with a moderate juice diet and caloric diet reduction.

  8. QUESTION:
    How long does it take for weed to get out of your urine?
    I've only smoked twice. And not even that much to get super high. Smoked two weeks ago the first time. And one week ago the second time. I have to get a drug test in a little less than a month by peeing in a cup, will I be clean? What can I do to pass?

    • ANSWER:
      It takes a month to get out of your urine. Be glad they aren't doing a hair follicle test, that takes six months...lol.

      If you drink a lot of water and take detox pills and pee a LOT, you MIGHT get away with it, but there is no guarantee.

      Additional: When I say a LOT of water, I don't mean so much you can drown like the nurse said....

      If you take your body weight and half it, that is the amount of ounces you are supposed to drink daily. Say you are 180lbs., drink 90 oz a day, equal to 4 1/2 bottles (20oz) of water. It'll help to cleanse your system and make you healthier too.

      Good luck.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  10. QUESTION:
    How do I get really soft skin for the face?
    Right now, I bumpy skin. I've tried a lot of different products but none seem to work. They just irritate my skin even more and makes my skin burn/red. What do you suggest I do to get super soft skin?

    • ANSWER:
      I HAD the same problem. Thankfully, I've sorted it out.
      Detox your skin of product for a couple of days & let it breathe and resjust.
      Wash your skin with a cream cleanser (Origins & Clinique do nice ones or go for a natural one like Decleor, as your skin is sensitive, a more natural one may be better. I like Liz Earles Hot Polish cleanser). THEN remove your cream cleanser with a muslin cloth (or flannel) rinsed in hot water. This will gently exfoliate your skin.
      Get a good tube exfoliatior. I use Clarins Gentle Peeling (it really isn't as bad as it sounds!) but you can make a simple one with Salt & some almond oil, however cus salt can dry you, stick on a moisturiser straight after!! You could use sugar but I find it's too harsh on my face. Do this when you feel your skin needs an extra hand (I use it like once a fortnight if that now).
      After using a tube exfoliatior, I would make a face mask for my skin to soothe it :) You can make ones out of yoghurt.
      Also, look at your diet. I find that citrus fruits & tomato causes blotches and bumpiness in my skin.
      Avoid products with alcohol in as this will dry your skin!
      Hope this helps xx

  11. QUESTION:
    I want to do a sort of detox on my body because I have been eating really badly lately?
    I usually don't eat super badly but since college started, it just happened! Now I'm feeling the after math and I get bloated, tired and gassy a lot. So before I start eating normally again I need something to just get all the bad crap out of my system. Do you know of any products or healthy plans to sort of get all the bad stuff out and good stuff in? I need it to be cheap (yeah college) and or to be able for me to do at home. Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      a 2-3 day juice fast is a good option and easy to do.
      you want to start with a pre-fast first, for a day or two before you start, eat only fruits and veggies and nuts. this will give your body a head start to get rid of any carbs,dairy and protein in your system which can take longer to process, and will begin the detox. then start your fast by drinking only 50/50 water juice mixture, try to vary the type of juices you drink so you get a good variety of vitamins and nutrients. By drinking juice you can get the benifits of a water fast allowing you to detox and give your digestive system a rest, but you will also be getting small amounts of calories to keep your energy up and avoid the headaches you get from fasting. Its will also keep your hunger from getting out of control and keep your metabolism going longer.
      2-3 days is recommened, more than 3 days and you risk slowing your metabolism too much and thats not good. to break a juice fast, you want to make sure you start back eating the same as you did during your pre-fast. lots of fruits and veggies for a whole day, then begin introducing other foods back a little at a time, till your back to eating normally again.
      Its important to eat light when you break a fast because your want to make sure you dont gain weight if your metabolism has slowed too much. But with a couple of days of careful eating should be enough to avoid that if your juice fast wasnt so long.

  12. QUESTION:
    Has anyone ever done a body detox with awesome results in the way you feel afterward? If so, what did you do?
    I have always heard of those detox programs, but never actually tried one myself. However, I'm NOT interested in going to a doctor to get my colon cleansed. I just want a detox I can do at home.

    • ANSWER:
      One of the most powerful diet pills on the market is the Acai Berry. It has amazing vitamins and anti-oxidents and is even considered a super food. It is so amazing that it has been featured on Oprah and 60 minutes. When used in conjunction with the proper diet and exercise, people have lost over 40lbs in a matter of weeks.

  13. QUESTION:
    What is is a good and healthy way to lose weight in additional to exercise?
    I am a college athlete and condition and work out daily. no matter how hard I work, I cannot seem to lose any weight. I have "Fat" on my stomach that I want to slim. How much I way is not an issue. It is the fact I cannot get rid of my stomach no matter how much I try. I was wondering if there was anything as in detox or metabolism raisers that would help me.

    • ANSWER:
      Yes it might to get your body in tune in that way. Patrick Holford has a book called 6 weeks to super health, where you go through a natural (food-only) detox and tune up process. You might also want to do some different exercises in addition to what you are doing, or look at the intervals and how often you are training, what intensity etc. And perhaps eat more often, and "graze" rather than eat large hearty meals.

  14. QUESTION:
    What's the absolute best possible diet for detoxing, getting ripped fast, and getting healthy?
    I need a diet that will make a quick and radical change for losing weight, specifically a beer gut. As well as detoxing and improving overall health. I am willing to go to extremes with this as well. Also the cost of the food is not going to be an issue because of the long term rewards. So what's the best super-healthy diet to get everything going uphill from here?

    • ANSWER:
      Well I've been in the same situation many times. To lose the beer gut.. you must do cardio. If you burn more calories than you eat you are guaranteed to lose weight. As far as detoxing goes.. that will limit your diet a lot. Go to a whole foods store to buy as many organic fruits and vegetables as possible. Also organic meat is a necessity and it's more lean. Be care though organic meat is expensive and will go bad very fast if it's not frozen. There are many kinds of detox diets..look them up online. And I recommend Jillian Michaels detox pills that you take for 14 days, they will really make you feel better!

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

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

  16. QUESTION:
    What are some makeup/fashion tips to make yourself look thinner?
    I've been sick all week, and am now bloating and slightly fatter from laying around in bed drinking hot chocolate for a week straight.
    I know it's not healthy to lose weight super fast (although, if you do have unhealthy but useful tips...I'll take 'em, since I am not liking sitting through class with my jeans so tight), SO...

    Tips on how to look thinner from makeup/clothes...?

    Thank you :)

    • ANSWER:
      use saunas, they help you loose water weight and will help you look thinner temporarily (and remove those unhealthy toxins by sweating)

      you can go on a detox diet (lemon, maple syrup, cayenne pepper) it can help remove toxins and remove fat

      go vegan (like me!) and you'll loose weight (milk and meat do indeed make you fat...we aren't meant to be eating that stuff anyways), i lost a lot of weight when i went vegan

      i think the best way to loose weight is through good diet and exercise...its safe and the results can be great, but it does take time.

  17. QUESTION:
    How to lose the maximum amount of weight?
    So Im 150 at 5,5. Yes seems like alot but Im young and I grow really quickly. But whatever Im not fat Im just a little thick. So I have a week and a half to lose a few inches. Yes sounds like alot but Im young and my metabolism is super high. I have a treadmill and I play basketball every day but I havent seen any major changes. Also is it okay to fast for a day just to be cleansed. Please respond

    • ANSWER:
      If you are under 21, fasting isn't a great idea. If you are still growing then your body will need nutrients every day. If you really want to cleanse your body, use detox fluids such as herbal teas. Special detox teas can be found in any big supermarket, just ask a member of staff. It is very good that you play basketball every day and have a tread mill. However, it is not very good for your bones to run a lot. Why? When you run, you move your knees a lot more than with walking and your cartilage gets damaged and worn very quickly. By the time you are 40, your nerves will be rubbing against eachother causing a lot of pain in your knees. Rapid weight loss can be followed by rapid weight gain as your body is not used to being over worked and fed in little amounts. I suggest you eat healthy and give up on sweets and chocalate and walk a lot. Swimming is also an EXCELLENT sport to do if you want to get fit because when you swim, you literally excersise every part of your body at the same time! Plus, it is not even tiring. I love swimming and I think you would too! If you do not know how to swim, try doing areobic excersises in the water. I admit they are very hard because water is heavier than air and you have to move your muscles through it. It would be ideal to do at least 1-2 hrs a day if you really want to loose weight rapidly! If you don't have access to a pool, try doing lots of push ups, sit ups and stretches every day. Remember, you mmust also eat healthy and often- like 4 times a day but in small protions. Here is an approximate schedule for you:
      100 push ups a day- take pauses after every 25 you do.
      200 sit ups a day- take pauses after every 50 you do
      Stretches before and after you excersise
      Also, a good idea is to run up and down the stairs a lot too!
      :)

  18. QUESTION:
    Why is it when my husband quit smoking he lost his libido and it has been 2 wks since he quit?
    Does the body go into shock and kill the libido during detox? We always heard sex is better when you quit???? So far, that is inaccurate. Sex is non existent when my husband quit.

    Can any of you explain things on this subject?

    • ANSWER:
      His body has to rid itself of all the bad toxins & nicotine before things will get back to normal. Give it a good 90 days to be able to tell a noticeable difference. If he also drinks beer/ale/booze or does drugs - that also will interrupt blood flow to his penis resulting in diminished libido, erectile dysfunction or impotence.
      The following article could prove beneficial to him:

      Improve Sexual Virility - (For Guys)

      Many men suffer from a low sex drive, sexual performance problems, and an overall lack of male virility. These problems can negatively impact a man's self-esteem, sense of self-worth, and the quality of his romantic relationships. However, problems with male virility and sexual functioning can be, in most cases, remedied. What follows is a list of lifestyle, health, and dietary factors that promote strong male virility and improved sexual function and performance.

      Step 1 - GET ADEQUATE SLEEP

      Your body needs adequate amounts of sleep in order to maximize sexual performance and sexual virility. A lack of sleep is a major cause of low sex drive and/or sexual problems. Strive to get at least 7-9 hours of sleep each night to increase and maintain sexual virility. Take afternoon rests or naps when possible.

      Step 2 - DE-STRESS REGULARLY

      Chronic stress is toxic to the body and can negatively impact sexual virility and sexual function. Strive to keep stress levels as low as possible in order to maximize not only your health and well-being, but to increase your sexual virility and sex drive. Meditate on a regular basis; do yoga moves in addition to deep breathing exercises to help unwind and de-stress.

      Step 3 - EXERCISE REGULARLY

      In addition to improving mental and physical health, regular exercise promotes healthy sexual function and helps to improve sexual virility. Aim to exercise at least 4-5 times per week, incorporating moderate cardiovascular exercise in addition to strength training. Regular exercise promotes healthy blood circulation and increases testosterone and growth hormone levels, all of which promote increased sexual virility and sexual function.

      Step 4 - ELIMINATE JUNK FOOD

      Eating a healthy diet promotes physical and emotional health as well as healthy sexual function and virility. A poor diet, one lacking in adequate nutrients and antioxidants, can result in a low sex drive and sexual performance problems, including impotence. Eat a diet heavy in fruits and vegetables, whole grains, lean cuts of meat and fish, and low-fat dairy to increase sexual virility and improve sexual function.

      Step 5 - ADD GARLIC TO YOUR DIET

      Garlic is rich in allicin, which can improve blood flow to the sexual organs, which in turn promotes healthy sexual function and strong, hard erections. Cut up some garlic and sprinkle it on your favorite foods. Or take a garlic supplement. Garlic is a sexual super food that can increase your sexual virility.

      Step 6 - ADD AVOCADO TO YOUR DIET

      Avocados are rich in folic acid and high in vitamin B6, both of which help to regulate sexual hormone function, which in turn helps to optimize sexual health and sexual virility. Add some avocado slices to your salad or on your sandwich.

      Step 7 - EAT A BANANA DAILY

      Bananas are another sexual super food that can help improve sexual function and increase sexual virility. Bananas are high in bromelain and b vitamins, both of which are potent sexual hormone regulators that can help improve sexual function, sexual desire, and sexual virility. Add a banana to your daily diet.

  19. QUESTION:
    How does one remove the blue wear dot on invisalign if do not want to ingest chemical food color: Erioglaucine?
    I would like to know more about removing the blue dot that contains the chemical Erioglaucine disodium salt from my invisalign trays. I am over 40 and wear my aligners religiously as prescribed and have no need of a wear indicator. Also, I simply do not like the idea that I am ingesting more chemicals than the plastic/petrol of the aligners themselves. I am very health conscious and feel no need to eat a toxic chemical that I will only have to detox later. I have also had some allergic response to this including scratchy throat and watering eyes. I am extremely dissappointed that invisalign does not ask clients or at the very least warn them about the additive and its associated chemical exposure and risks. Please advise.

    • ANSWER:
      Perhaps you should have done more research before you got Invisalign. There is plenty of information available, and they were very helpful to me in providing samples of the types of materials used to make sure I wasn't allergic to them. Obviously you are super health conscience and this was a bad choice. However, remember that any braces material (plastic, metal or ceramic) has some chemical in it. You have to trade the bad for the good. The tiny blue dot surely can not have enough of anything to make a difference. It has to be medical grade and food grade. And it is highly unlikely that you would have a scratchy throat and watering eyes from the Invisalign trays unless you have a known chemical sensitivity.

  20. QUESTION:
    When will the weed be clean from my system?
    I smoked for the 3rd time in my life. I am 6'4" and 185 pounds. I have a fast metabolism. Today I took 2 hits of weed, (a steamroller for those who wonder) and I was wondering how long it would take to flush out of my urine? Please no detox drinks suggestions.

    • ANSWER:
      Im going to put it to you straight. All of the products they sell at GNC, Vitamin Shop, &Health food stores are absolute wastes of your money.

      If you are a small time user 1-2 times per month and have low body fat you should be clean within 2 weeks. If you are a chronic user it could take up to 6 weeks to detox.

      The metabolites of THC are lipid soluble, they are stored in fat cells. The individuals metabolism and exercise habits can make a difference in excretion of metabolites.

      A skinny person who exercises a lot and uses infrequently can test negative 3 days after using. A heavy person who doesnt exercise is in a bit of a bind.

      All those herbal extracts mentioned are now tested for first, before testing for illegal drugs, and may be considered by some labs to be a positive immediately. Some will forward it on for gas chromography analysis and a mass spectrography assay which will then find the metabolites you have tried to mask.

      Now I can tell you as a Medical Technologist and Pharmacist who conducted an experiments in a lab what does and doesnt work. The herbal masking agents do not work and will cause you more trouble then they are worth and will waste your money as well.

      You must detox using water. Large amounts of water must be ingested starting at least 36 hours before the test, up to 1 liter per 14.25kg of body weight per 24 hours. You must also supplement with creatine monohydrate, a bodybuilding supplement found in healthfood stores, at a rate of 1 teaspoon per 14.25kg of bodyweight. Just mix it with your liters of water. A prescription diuretic called Furosemide should also be added to ths water/creatine therapy at a dosage of 1 mg per kg of body weight per day administered in 2 doses. AM and Afternoon.

      When a specimen is examined they look for the diluteness of the sample by checking creatinine ( a byproduct of muscle metabolism) levels. Supplementing with creatine causes a sample taken after heavy water consumption to look as if normal creatinine levels are present. The diuretic which is very strong helps to flush the toxic and excess fluids from your body. Its like getting an oil change of sorts.

      THC metabolites may be present in your fat cells but you are essentially a faucet when you donate your specimen. The day of your test you should avoid excess physical activity and drink the water and creatine mixture and use the furosemide as stated above. You should also take Super B complex vitamins as well as vitamin C several times on the day of your test. This will provide color to the urine so that it does not appear as dilute. When you donate, urinate for a short time then hit the cup about 1/2 way through urination. This is so anything in the urethra is expelled prior to donation.

      Cranberry exctract may be added to the detox therapy above if you are concerned about kidney function while using the creatine monohydrate. I have been a regular smoker, 10-15 times per month, in average shpe, and used the above program to pass a screening exactly 7 days of no use.

      My colleagues have also used this method to test negative in screening. You may want to practice this several times, without the Furosemide. Follow the water and creatine method for 36-48 hours then get a clear glass and urinate in it as directed. Hold it up to the light and you should see the excess creatine monohydrate that has not been absorbed by the body floating in the urine like a suspension. Take your vitamins and repeat this process again. If you get a call from the testing agency inquiring about the creatinie in yoru urine simply tell then that you lift weights and jog and do use performance supplements. Good luck, this process has worked for many health care professionals who like to puff. That is why my colleagues and I set out to decifer a way to "pee clean". Good luck.

  21. QUESTION:
    What should I be doing to get ready?
    I am a 30 year old semi active person. I am about 60 pounds overweight. A few of the guys in the office are all going to BJJ classes with a fellow co worker who is an instructor at the gym. While none of my mates are super athletes, I am definitely the most out of shape. We have a couple of weeks before we start. What should I be doing in those couple of weeks to make it the least pathetic when I start?

    • ANSWER:
      You don't really have to do anything, as they will start you off at your own level and pace.
      But if you feel you need to do something, I suggest 1/ cutting out junk foods ie/ no sodas{or other sugary drinks} no takeaways or tv dinners or salty snacks of any kind etc.Snack on sweet apples, bananas etc for your sugar fix and eat some good veges {greens,carrots etc...avoid to many salads as your body can't process them as much as fruit and veg} 2/drink at least 2-3 litres of water a day ,to detox your body and hydrate it 3/go for a couple of mile brisk {fast enough to elevated your heart rate, but not enough that you burn out} walk each day {increase it every couple of day-distance wise} 4/ do some stretching.. easy {just until it feels uncomfortable} at first and build up to mild {just an ache} pain this helps your body get rid of extra rubbish {lactic acid etc} in your muscles and tissue, also you need to build you flexability to reduce injury when grappling. 5/Read up a little or search the net about BJJ so you are also mentally prepared.
      Don't worry to much about being overweight, but concentrate on healthy living. I myself am concidered overweight but have done and anjoyed martial arts for over 20 years.Samo Hung ...who is Jakki Chans mentor and a well known martial artist himself is also overweight and Steven Seigal aint no lightweight either.. just to name a few.
      Size may...especially in grapling situations..some times be an advantage.So don't concentrate on what you think is wrong... instead look at what you can get out of it and above all "ENJOY" the experience.

  22. QUESTION:
    How do i detox my body?
    I'm feeling super unhealthy and sick this morning and I really want a fresh start. My diet consists of WAY too much caffiene/sweets/chips etc. I really wanna detox myself but I don't know where to start. How do I clean out my system, in a natural and healthy way? Any advice is helpful thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      You don't need to "detox" your body. If you lay off the junk food, your body will do it in the REAL natural way.

      Most of these "cleanses" haven't been tested and aren't very healthy. But if you're determined to do a detox, check out the link. http://health.yahoo.net/rodale/WH/a-cleanse-that-isn-t-crazy
      It has information and a cleanse that doesn't require any special products or make you starve yourself or drink some weird potion.

      Good luck.

  23. QUESTION:
    how can I get rid of all my acne in one month?
    my homecoming dance is coming up at the end of september and I'll be wearing a super cute strapless dress. However, I have acne on my face, shoulders, and my back! I've always thought clear smooth backs with strapless dresses are sexy and I want mine to be just like that.
    Please help!

    • ANSWER:
      Dear momo (: nice name! here:

      Suprisingly ,pimples are hereditary disease. but don't worry,there is something we can do to avoid and get rid of it. (: i had this problem for the last 2 years and now they are gone. Pimples breakout means poor digestive system,i mean not seriously,but a bit yeah. i dont really know cuz i'm not a doctor. pimple breakouts are way for your body to expel bad stuffs and toxins from the foods you consume,highly caused by foods if it isn't hereditary in your case. here's quick tips:

      1)Drink LOADS of water,water helps to flush out toxin and bad stuffs out of your body. But remember dont force yourself to drink if you feel very full. just increase your daily water intake.

      2) Eat vegetables and fruits. Mainly apples,many of them :D they are good,they have pectin which can absorb those toxins,which are then flush out. fibers are good to make your digestive system run clean

      3) Dont consume high carbohydrate stuffs,like white bread,modified noodles,cookies and all junk foods,they contain excessive sugar and synthetic materials,no good at all

      4) Detox,do buy a kit from a pharmacy,this can clean your digestive systems and get ridd of most toxins,do this once a month

      5) Exercise a lot. good blood circulation makes nutrients to go along your whole body and nourish them,(healing spots)

      6) Dont dont dont ever touch or squeeze the pimples.

      7) Wash pillowcase and change face towel regularly. thats right,you need a separate towel for your face.

      7b)Eat chicken,oily fish like salmon,make sure to reduce red meat,oily fried stuffs,do steam the meats and veges always. do take 1000mg Vitamin C,boost up your immunity (:

      8) Keep yourself emotionally happy (: and thatss it,remember,good foods,go to the toilet everyday(do big andd small one) to get rid of anything bad as soon as possible,you dont wanna give them chance to appear on your face, exercise. :D sweatt them out! and take shower as soon as you can after sweating,anddd dont pick pick pick on them.
      facial steamers are good,makes pores on your face to widen a bit and let toxins out. wine and alcohols are no good,they mess up with your liver,liver plays the main role in detoxifying your body.
      forgive me for such bad english and lots of toxin around.
      Good Luck!

      Drink half bottle of 1500ml water noww. :D

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

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

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

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

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

      Hope after your cleanse you feel good.
      Good luck!

  25. QUESTION:
    How long does Super Skunk stay in your system?
    I smoked a little bit of Super Skunk on Feb 25 .. First & last time.. It didnt do much to me & I have to take a drug test for a job.. When will I be safe

    • ANSWER:
      The THC that remains in your body fat has a half-life of 2 weeks. So every 2 weeks after smoking, the THC content will be decrease to 1/2 of its original content. Also whenever you do drugs they can drug test your hair to see if any of the chemicals in the drugs are in there. Until the hair is cut off the chemicals will remain in the hair forever. however it usually depends on the person, some people can pass a urine test any where from 2 weeks to a month after smoking. drink a lot of water and exercise a lot. Also you can also use certain detox drinks which supposedly clear it out of your system a lot faster.

  26. QUESTION:
    How to keep face from being greasy?
    My face is SUPER greasy, i wash it twice a day, i shower every morning, i use shower gels and acne pads (clean and clear products) and im still greasy and breaking out how do i stop this?!

    Male, 13

    • ANSWER:
      The easiest way to get rid of grease is to use a baking soda paste made from baking soda and water. Spread it on, and let it dry until hard. It is the main ingredient in instant acne removers. But instead of costing so much it is 2$ a box. do this every few days and put lotion on your face in the morning, if you supply the oils your skin needs it will stop producing them eventually. Washing it so often is telling it to produce more due to the lack of grease after washing. Your mom most likely has baking soda. Or for added help you can use warm honey or split garlic. Use the garlic at night. just cut it and rub it on. It will detox your face really well.

  27. QUESTION:
    Where can you purchase grade B maple syrup in the UK?
    I've tried, ASDA, sainsbury's, morrissons, tesco, marks & spencer, holland and barrat
    (need it for Master cleanse detox) is no.1 medium from holland and barrat OK then?

    • ANSWER:
      Super market.

  28. QUESTION:
    Can diet pills work if you don't have a thyroid?
    I purchased Orovo Detox and have been taking it for about 5 days. I am not experiencing any of the side effects or symptons that I have read about (no racing heart rate, no increase in energy, no jitters). I am also not losing even an ounce of weight. I know a lot of weight loss pills "manipulate" your thyroid to increase metabolism, but I didn't think this one was like that.

    • ANSWER:
      Rachel,

      I am an Orovo Independant Business Owner. I would be glad to assist you, and if the answer below isn't sufficient I do know that their Customer Service line is VERY helpful and can answer your questions for you.

      First, they key to unlocking the ower of Orovo's products is living a healthy active lifesytle. Orovo is a company that sells health and wellness products (for beauty, weight loss, etc.), and Orovo Detox is one of leading supplement they've sold so far. It is not a crash diet pill as some sites have suggested. It's not loaded with caffeine nor are there any harsh, unhealthy stimulants such as Ephedrine. It's a health food supplement containing a 10 Super Foods, an Antioxidant blend, and 31 all natural detoxifying ingredients. Join that with a healthy life style and it can help increase your weight loss. Many people have taken it and have seen different results (some with significant weight loss, and some shed a few pounds). Remember that everyone's body is going to metabolize it differently. So what my body does with it will be different than how your body utlilizes it.

      Althought I have not taken the Detox, I am taking the Multi-Vitamin, and my husband is taking the Original. I've had three families that began the Detox and each lost weight by the end of their cycle. Some in total body fat, and others in loss of inches.

      One person was able to take her work out to a higher level after taking the multi-vitamin and actually saw an increase in weight and inches, but it was because she was able to sustain a harder workout for a greater period of time and was building muscle mass. She supplemented with the Detox and as she continued that path, then she began to loose the body fat she wanted to get rid off. She's lost a few inches since then and is very happy with the results.

      Orovo Detox can increase, and aid in a continued, steady weight loss (considering there is not preexisting condition for weight gain - ei hyperthiroidism) when taken properly and combined with a healthy lifestyle. I have a friend who has lost over 25 pounds using the Orovo products. She has just began to plateau in her weight loss, but is already at her desired weight.

      Orovo has a a couple other products that were made specifically for people who are serious about loosing weight and want to take a healthier route. They have Orovo Extreme, 7DFB, 72 Hour Slimming Pill, and LipoSeduction 2250 depending on which fits better into your weight loss plan and schedule.

      If you decide to go with Orovo let us know what you think. They love to hear customer feedback. If you have any questions for need more information feel free to email me at angela@liverichopportunity.com

      To a Healthier You,
      Authentically Angela

      p.s. The most cost effective way to purchase the Detox is on Orovo's official website. I recommend putting your order on auto-ship and you will be able to purchase it at a lower cost (.99 plus S&H). From there you can edit your next order to 1, 3, or 6 months out. You don't have to receive it on a montly basis, but you can continue to purchase it at a discounted price.

      http://www.orovo.com/livingrichly
      http://www.liverichopportunity.com

  29. QUESTION:
    How much weight will I lose on a 2 week juice fast?
    I'm 5'10 and I weigh 145 pounds. I want to lose 15 pounds for a special event (I recently gained a lot of weight) and was wondering how much I would lose if I only consumed natural fruit and vegetable juices for 2 weeks. I realize this isn't super healthy, but it's a detox and I'm not looking for criticism.

    • ANSWER:
      Today people are having a hard time in searching for the best way for them, to reduce their weight. There are some who tried different diet programs and diet pills just to lose weight.

      There are some who are successful with their struggles but there are also end up frustrated with their goal. Though it is a little bit hard to find the right ways on how to lose weight, there are still a lot of them, who keep in trying. Keep in mind that once you give up trying you will not achieve your goal.

      You need to take hoodia supplements.The amount of weight you lose is completely up to you. If you commit and take hoodia regularly, then you can very well see substantial results. But if you simply "test" a hoodia diet out then you probably won't get much out of it.

      The hoodia diet is a great way to make big changes in your life, whether that be weight loss or an overall gain in health and well being. Hoodia gordonii extract is a very powerful naturally occurring substance and you will see great gains (as in weight loss) if you include it in your diet.

      Want to take advantage of hoodia gordonii's many health benefits for yourself? Visit the link below in order to gain access the some of the best information related to buying your own hoodia supplement. You'll find plenty of content which covers hoodia information, and also you can get a free trial.

      http://lose-weight-at-home-is-easy.blogspot.com/

  30. QUESTION:
    What is the best way to clean out ur system without goin broke?
    Hi anyone know of a home recipe to clean out ur system or something not too expensive that'll work? Milk of magnesia doesn't work for me neither does exlax or that lime laxative drink they sell @ the stores. I just had a baby and I'm trying to lose weight but id light to clean/ detox my system as well without having to purchase some super expensive cleaning product. Thank you =)

    • ANSWER:
      a shitload of prunes will clean you out-r

  31. QUESTION:
    When stopping eating meat, did you experience any physical detox symptoms?

    I mean the first week or so, not the long term benefits of not eating meat. Like Diarrhea.

    • ANSWER:
      Only positive changes... no more digestive upsets, more energy, sleeping way better, I even noticed a difference in the appearance of my finger nails they were super healthy looking and strong. My acne also cleared upt but I believe that was due to cutting out dairy from my diet.

  32. QUESTION:
    What is a safe way to Detox (clean out your inside)?
    I am looking for something to detox (clean out my inside) does anyone know a good way that is not harsh?

    • ANSWER:
      If you want super safe then just plain old water and lots of it. Depends on what your looking for though. There are detox programs for gall stones and on and on.

  33. QUESTION:
    How long does 2 bowls of weed stay in your body?
    I didnt know what it was and smoked it because my friend wanted to, i did it last weekend and two bowls. (feb 14 - feb 19). on sat i smoked one bowl and on sun i smoked one bowl. I need to take a drug test and im super nervous and have been drinking a lot of water and peeing at the most every 30 to 40 minutes. pleeeaassse ANSWER

    • ANSWER:
      It will show up in your urine for about a month or a bit longer, and peeing a lot won't make a damned bit of difference. It will show up in a hair test for years, unless you shave your head a lot, and then it will show up in the new growth for about a year after you smoke. Forget about drinking extra or buying those detox kits - they don't work. THC is fat soluble, so you're stuck with it in your system.

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  34. QUESTION:
    what is the difference between Orovo Detox and Lipovox?
    the both have similar background stories only orovo is by a mother and lipovox was done by a college student which is better or they both the same?

    • ANSWER:
      Lipovox only has 10 of the 31 Toxin Removing Super-Detox Agents that are in Orovo Detox. :)

  35. QUESTION:
    How long will it take me to pass a marijuana drug test?
    I'm 16
    I Weigh 100 lbs
    I'm 5 ft. 6 in.
    I have a super fast metabolism from what I'm told

    Any Suggestions for Detox Diet?

    • ANSWER:
      The Marijuana Drug Test detection time-urinalysis
      Light smoker or acute dosage 1-3 days
      Moderate use (4x / week) 3-5 days
      Heavy smoker (daily) 10 days
      Heavy, chronic use (5+ joints/day) 10-21+ days
      Oral ingestion 1-5 days

  36. QUESTION:
    How to detox pineal and poisons?
    So for the most part when I close my eyes and focus on my pineal there is much commotion. I got bit by a brown recluse spider over a year ago and I ended the antibiotic treatment early and the wound is still there, infact my entire hand has a purple tint at times. I am a guy and Im constantly being raped. I do not wish to consult a doctor, Id rather use natures finest. Any suggestions?

    • ANSWER:
      Fluoride from water in our drinking water, food, and showers, enters our bloodstream and has a half-life of over 20 years, causing massive brain damage to unborn fetuses and gradually impairs IQ, as well as depressing cell growth rate. Most of the fluoride accumulates in the pineal gland which is the 2nd highest organ which receives blood-flow in the body.

      Besides ratfish or skatefish liver oil which has been found to gradually help decalcify the pineal gland over time, and smart drugs like AlphaBrain, the natural rootbark of Iboga has been shown to do wonders on the pineal gland and overall fluoride and mercury detoxification. At Iboga House, we have had several patients who have come for mercury poisoning specifically and many showing signs of toxic poisoning. Many of these people have said they feel disconnected from themselves without enough will or strength to break free. Some call this depersonalization disorder. Besides clearing these toxic chemicals from your body, Iboga radically increases neuroplasticity in the brain, especially in certain regions such as the amygdala. Recent scans have shown that this super-connection that occurs during ibogaine (an iboga-alkaloid) treatment can be quite powerful in letting go of “wired” programming as well as overall increasing the potential of your mind by allowing clearer and increased mind potential.

  37. QUESTION:
    What is the best way to detox form opiates?
    I am super addicted and when i go even 5 hours without them i get soo soo sick so i have to take them. I do not have any money for rehab or any programs like that so I have to do it all on my own soo please please give me all your ideas about how I can do it in my own home.

    Thanks

    • ANSWER:
      People don't die from opiate withdrawal (unless there are other major factors involved). You might feel like you want to die, but it won't happen.

      Talk to a doctor, have him prescribe something to help you sleep through the worst of it. You'll be sick for about 3 days, like a bad case of the flu. Have someone check up on you, feed you broth and milkshakes as soon as you start to want anything.

  38. QUESTION:
    What healthy meal should I make tonight?
    Monday is always detox day after the weekend so please can anyone give me ideas for a super healthly, low carb, gluten free meal that I can make? I usually make a mediterranean veggie bake, or some sort of salad so new ideas would be great!

    • ANSWER:
      Grilled salmon on a bed of wilted spinach with Mediterranean style couscous

  39. QUESTION:
    When you stop consuming cocaine, do you stop it little by little, or completely?
    My friend wants to stop, but He said last time he stopped completely, he felt super sick.
    How should he stop?

    • ANSWER:
      When you stop abruptly you detox, he get sick for a day or two and then your free of the drug. You might go back to it, but then you'd have to detox to get rid of it again.

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

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

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

  41. QUESTION:
    What happened to the guy in the documentary "Super Size Me'?
    Like how much weight did he gain from eating mcdonalds for 30 days? How high did his cholesterol skyrocket to? What else happened?

    • ANSWER:
      The ExperimentSpurlock has specific rules governing his eating habits:

      He must fully eat three McDonald's meals per day: breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
      He must complete every item on the McDonald's menu at least once over the course of the 30 days (he managed this in nine days).
      He must only ingest items that are offered on the McDonald's menu. This includes bottled water. Any and all outside consumption of food is prohibited.
      He must Super Size the meal when asked, but only when asked. He is not able to Super Size by his own accord.
      He will attempt to walk about as much as a typical U.S citizen, based on a suggested figure of 5,000 standardized distance steps per day,[8] but he did not closely adhere to this, as he walked more while in New York than Houston.
      On February 1, Spurlock starts the month with breakfast near his home in Manhattan, where there are an average of four McDonald's (and 66,950 residents, and twice as many commuters) per square mile (2.6 km²). He aims to keep the distances he walks in line with the 5,000 steps (approximately two miles) walked per day by the average American.

      Day 2 brings Spurlock's first Super Size meal, at the McDonald's on 34th Street and Tenth Avenue, which happens to be a meal made of a Double Quarter Pounder with Cheese, Super Size French fries, and a 42 ounce Coke, which takes 22 minutes to eat. He experiences steadily increasing stomach aches during the process, and promptly vomits in the McDonald's parking lot.

      After five days Spurlock has gained 9.5 pounds (4.5 kg) (from 185.5 to about 195 pounds). It is not long before he finds himself with a feeling of depression, and he claims that his bouts of depression, lethargy, and headaches are relieved by a McDonald's meal. His general practitioner describes him as being "addicted." He has soon gained another 8 pounds (3.5 kg), putting his weight at 203.5 lb (92 kg). By the end of the month he weighs about 210 pounds (95.5 kg), an increase of about 24.5 pounds (about 11 kg). Because he could only eat McDonald's food for a month, Spurlock refused to take any medication at all. At one weigh-in Morgan lost 1 lb. from the previous weigh-in, and it was hypothesized by a nutritionist that he had lost muscle mass, which weighs more than an identical volume of fat. At another weigh-in, it was said by a nutritionist that he gained 17 pounds (8.5 kg) in 12 days.

      Spurlock's girlfriend, Alexandra Jamieson, attests to the fact that Spurlock has lost much of his energy and sex drive during his experiment. It was not clear at the time if Spurlock would be able to complete the full month of the high-fat, high-carbohydrate diet, and friends and family began to express concern.

      In Day 21, Spurlock has heart palpitations. His internist, Dr. Daryl Isaacs, advises him to stop what he is doing immediately to avoid any serious health problems. He compares Spurlock with the protagonist played by Nicolas Cage in the movie Leaving Las Vegas who intentionally drinks himself to death in a matter of weeks. Despite this warning, Spurlock decides to continue the experiment.

      On March 2, Spurlock makes it to day 30 and achieves his goal. In thirty days, he "Supersized" his meals nine times along the way (five of which were in Texas, three in New York City). His doctors are surprised at the degree of deterioration in Spurlock's health. He notes that he has eaten as many McDonald's meals as most nutritionists say the ordinary person should eat in 8 years (he ate 90 meals, which is close to 8 years of eating it once a month).

      [edit] FindingsAn end text states that it took Spurlock 5 months to lose 20 pounds (9 kg) and another 9 months to lose the last 4.5 pounds. His girlfriend Alexandra, (who has since become his wife), a vegan chef, began supervising his recovery with her "detox diet," which became the basis for her book, The Great American Detox Diet.[9]

      see more at wiki

  42. QUESTION:
    The back of my tongue feels really dry and irritated?
    So for the past few days, the back of my tongue felt really dry. It was not as bad at first, but lately its been driving me crazy. Today i looked back at it and it covered in white towards the back with small bumps (other than my tastebuds)..maybe this could be something? Its super annoying, and its bad when i think about it. Anyone ever have this? I tried gargling mouthwash and salt water, and nothing helped. Anybody got any advice? thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      Mouthwash with alcohol will dry things out further. Taking any medications? Even, like, Benadryl will dry out tissues. Some herbal remedies, detoxes and homeopathics will make the tongue feel dry. If you use a tongue scraper, it will help remove that layer. It'll still feel dry for a day or 2 but should recover

  43. QUESTION:
    How do I know if I have an eating disorder? Do I have one?
    I've got a few signs:

    Im male age 18. 6ft 5 tall, 175lbs, considerably normal weight.

    - history of obesity. Used to be 260lbs at 16.
    - low self esteem
    - obsession with diet and exercise
    - often overtrain in the gym.
    - practises fasting oftern
    - frequently skips meals
    - believes thin/toned = beautiful
    - has practised purging/vomiting after eating.
    - rapid noticable weight loss beyond "normal" weight.
    - smoking for weight loss.
    - target calorie intake of under 1200 a day when my bmr is close to 2800.

    I also have body dismorphia and think that I am fat. My parents sat me down to talk about my weight loss (I'd lost another 1 stone in 5 weeks) and had a serious conversation. I lied to them about my actual weighting, saying I was 6 lbs easier than I was.

    I also never eat in public (used to get ridiculed at school) and I won't eat at work or college, instead I will consume caffeine tablets and/or energy caffine drinks and smoke.

    I don't think I have an eating disorder, yet I feel extremely guilty when I do eat, unless I can justify it to myself like "I need this protein for muscle growth". Ive been cutting out carbs recently and trying to detox from sugar but it's so insanely hard when you're constantly around temptation (my parents are overweight and obese).

    I have such an illogical connection with food, today I was hungry and n a super market declining foods, and my dad is adding donuts and hot cross buns to the trolly. I took the donuts out and he shouted t me and out them back in, and I said I didn't want the hot cross buns but he said that I needed them for energy (his excuse for everything). I asked him not to buy them and he said they're not just for you (even thought no one else eats them). I lost and this is so illogical but I just walk off and started crying because I knew this food would be in my house and that I would eat it because I hadn't had carbs for days.

    Sure enough we got home, and I ate 2 of them when people had gone to bed, I felt so insanely sad I started crying uncontrollably and then forced myself to vomit it all up. I havnt vomited for weeks but I had been doing so well I wasn't going to come out of ketosis now for no crap reason.

    Help what should I do? I still feel so fat Im not even skinny enou to be diagnosed wih an eating disorder. I just want to drop my body fat to 10% and then pack on loads of muscle but it's so hard when you have family as frustrating as mine I have no control over what I eat.

    My dad will actually mock me for being thin and say stuff like I look like a girl or that I've got girl legs or a girl arse. I hate the insult behind it but actually why would that bother me women are beautiful and it means I'm loosing weight and is showing s other must see it too.

    • ANSWER:

  44. QUESTION:
    Do you think this is why my friend is an alcoholic?
    My friend will be 29 years old in several days. Anyway, he has been an alcoholic since he was a teen. He had a pretty normal childhood. However, when he was 14 years old he almost beaten to death by a group of gang members. Those losers were trying to steal his bike. My friend never received counseling for his attack. He was just told by his family to get over it and be a man.

    I think from then on he went down hill. I know he is super lovable and affectionate, but has tried to kill himself. Normally he has the biggest smile on his, but behind is a world of pain.

    • ANSWER:
      His psychological pain may feed his alcoholism and may well have pushed him past the alcohol "point of no return". Either way, if he is truly an alcoholic, he has to get help or he will surely die of this disease. Alcoholism causes worlds of mental anguish on its own, regardless of pre-existing mental pain. First treatment is AA meetings. If he needs detox then he must go there first. If he is a daily drinker then he may need detox. Withdrawing from alcohol can be fatal without calming medication. If he is a real alcoholic, he must stop drinking forever. There is no returning to normal drinking for an alcoholic. Please help him to see this. He needs friends now and you can help save his life. Alcoholism is always fatal unless the alcoholic seeks and finds help mainly in support groups. Good luck and God bless you both!

  45. QUESTION:
    What can I do to get super shiny, healthy hair?
    What shampoo should I use and what sort of products would help? I don't have to straighten my hair very often because it is naturally straight. I blow dry it a little bit so everything is in the right place, but I never use hot air. My hair has very little shine to it though. It's healthy and soft, but I really want to get a nice shine that doesn't look gross and oily.
    Thanks for the help :)

    • ANSWER:
      Yeah stop using a straightening iron all together and if you need to dry or straighten your hair, use a heat protecting spray. If you are adventurous enough, you could dye your hair with a colour that has different highlights or get highlights from your hairdresser. Wash you hair in cold water for like a minute after your regular shower. This seals the cuticle and allows the natural shine of your hair come through, works for me :) Use a deep conditioning treatment every so often to allow your hair to get the vitamins it needs. Eat healthy w/lots of fruits and veggies. Depending on your hair type, you should get a shampoo/conditioner that would be good for your type. Pantene has a line out that is called ice or something that supposively gives you great shine. OOooh....also use a boar bristle brush instead of a regular plastic or other brush. The natural bristles in the boar brush will clean your hair and increase the natural oils and shine. Also, you could use jojoba oil on your scalp. I know this is already long enough but this is from an article in my Seventeen magazine on 10 commandments for crazy-shiny hair:
      1. Slather on conditioner, put on a shower cap, and blast it with heat from your blow dryer
      2. Give your hair a serious detox with a claifying shampoo once a week to get rid of hair-dulling buildup.
      3. As well as using boar bristles, use a wide tooth comb or paddle brush on dry hair to distribute the natural oils from roots to end.
      4. Use ionic heat tools which will not only protect against frizz and flyaways but will also give you a mirrorlike sheen
      5. eat foods rich in vitamin E (or take vitamin E capsules. like pills kinda) this keeps hair shiny. Eg: wheat germ, sunflower seeds, pine nuts, sun-dried tomatoes, almonds
      6. Rinse with cold water-already said that above
      7. After you shampoo, really ring out your hair before conditioning. If hair is super-saturated, it can't soak up your conditioner's shine-enhancing ingredients.
      8. Towel dry gently-rubbing a towel can cause rough hair, so instead, pat hair firmly with a super-absorbant towel
      9. Look for "weightless" or "lightweight" hair products/styling products
      10. Use a deep condtioning mask-already said above
      Good luck:)

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

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

      Addendum and ignore KTC. He's go problems.

  47. QUESTION:
    How do I get super soft, hydrated skin?
    I have extremely dry, and rough/bumpy skin. I'm looking for a way to keep it moisturized and soft. Are hot showers better or cold? Thanks in advance.

    • ANSWER:
      Well... there are many expensive ways... but cheap ways work just as well... :)

      1. Drink LOTS of water, that is the main reason people have dry skin
      2. I would try Tone: Daily Detox bodywash (it's like )
      3. Get some lotion (natural is the way to go) that has shea butter in it (VERY moisturizing)
      4. Aloe is also a very good moisturizer... get some aloe from like publix (its in a bottle... like ) and just make sure if you purchase something else that has aloe in make sure it has no alchohol... and just rub it on the dry areas
      5. exfoliate... take hot showers and use the tone daily detox and an exfoliating washcloth... then rub the lotion/aloe on

      I hope I helped!

      For the face I would use aloe also and you can also make a honey mask like once a week... look up some vids on youtube for masks that moisturize ur skin....

      good luck! :D

  48. QUESTION:
    I would like to do the master cleanse to detoxify meself?
    But I'd rather not take the laxatives becasue I'm a teen and im I'm all 'mom, i need laxative tea' she'll think I have an eating disorder (shes super paranoid)
    Also, I'm afraid to lose weight, I like my current weight and am not looking to lose any, some say I'll lose loads, but others say I'll lose 5lbs but gain 10 back, is this true?

    • 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.

  49. QUESTION:
    How can i keep my naturally wavy hair from turning poofy & frizzy when it dries?
    I want my hair to not turn frizzy & poofy when it dries after i take a shower.
    Any products or tips ?

    • ANSWER:
      i stopped using traditional hair products before Thanksgiving, last year. So, I'm at about 8 months. I feel like it's been longer, though, and I feel like a dummy for spending so much money and exposing myself to so much chemical crap for so long without even questioning it. I was ignorant. But now, I've been educated. (I was blind but now I see?)

      My hair is: brown, super thick, med coarse, wavy, usually between shoulder and bra strap length. When it's healthy, my hair is really pretty, all bed-head waves and shiny. When my hair is unhappy, it poofs, harcore. Also, my scalp is finicky. It can be oily, dry, itchy and/or flaky. It's easily affected by stress, the weather and what I put on it. Which I didn't realize until that fateful day when I ditched the commercial cleansers. Here's the story:

      I have developed a sensitivity to smell over the past two years, due to chronic migraines. I am a compulsive googler, and while searching for ways to make my head feel better, I ran across babyslime and then this community. I read old posts and googled outside information for HOURS. This was all so fascinating. I had been using Pantene ultra-hydrating something or other with extra 'cones for your frizzing pleasure, then the 'cony conditioner and THEN a 'cony leave-in and sometimes a wax/mousse/gel to keep my hair from poofing too much. I had no clue that I was making it worse. I decided to try going without. I could do without the smells and chemicals, and if so many other people had found success, well, then I would too. Then I told a few friends and family what I was doing and they expressed doubt that it could be done without icky-girl ramifications. It then became a challenge. And I never back down from a challenge.

      I started off with baking soda and apple cider vinegar. It worked once. After the first time, the acv started building up in my hair and made it impossible to comb through, sticky and a little stinky. I switched to white vinegar, same ratio. It worked better, but my hair was still a little waxy. I was washing it about twice a week, braiding and ponytailing it constantly. I figured the waxiness was part of the detox stage and I just had to deal with it. I started using cornstarch about a month in, and that really helped extend my presentable days. But, it also seriously contributed to the waxy buildup I was experiencing and about a month later, I started having a breakdown. My hair felt disgusting at all times. It actually looked okay, but when I touched it, my hands came away coated in a resin. It was awful. I'm pretty fastidious when it comes to hygiene, so after a few weeks of feeling like I had the grossest head on the planet, I had to have clean hair and I would have done anything to get it. I tried an egg yolk wash and applesauce mask, both left chunks in my hair and didn't do enough to make picking bits off of my scalp for an hour worth it. I tried a tea rinse, which left my hair feeling producty, and a beer rinse which left me producty and REEKING of heineken, even after multiple thorough rinses. One day, out of desperation, I dumped several tablespoons of baking soda into a small water bottle with a little warm water and started spraying my scalp. I sprayed and sprayed. I have a lot of hair. Once my scalp was saturated, I started to scrub. It got slippery. Real slippery. I mean, I had heard about the sopanification of baking soda and head grease (or sebum, or oil, or whatever you call it) and had experienced it before, but not like this. It lathered. I had so much built up oil and cornstarch and beer and tea and whatever else was in there that when I started to feel it get clean, and I felt my actual hair, instead of a waxy coating on my hair, I started to cry.

      So, there I am, standing in my bathroom. It's morning and it's cold. I'm wearing my pajamas and my big, fluffy, bright blue robe. The first few inches of my hair are saturated while the rest is dry, sticking out in a thousand directions. I'm holding a spray bottle in my hand, and I'm crying. My boyfriend walks in and asks, "Are you...okay?" I nod and sniffle and breathe and smile. "I think it's working," I tell him. He laughs and congratulates me.

      Since then, I've had very little problems. Every 7-10 days, I spray my scalp down with a baking soda/water mixture of varying strength, depending on how dirty my hair is. I scrub it 'round, then hop in the shower and rinse. Then, I rinse with the white vinegar or citrus/water mixture and rinse again with water. This has been working so well for me, that I've had a bit of a lifestyle overhaul and have drastically cut my usage of commercial products otherwise

  50. QUESTION:
    How do I find a simple way to lose weight?
    It is so frustrating. I am 5'9" and 145 lbs, and I know that is not overweight, but I am faster when I weigh less because there is less junk in the trunk to carry. Any suggestions?

    • ANSWER:
      Well it depends really if you are a guy or a girl. Guys look okay with more weight on them and no you arent overweight but i always feel more comfertable with myself when i weigh less.I dont support diet pills but that is one option. There is the detox diet but thats pretty hard to follow. Loosing weight isnt fast and easy but building muscles is the fastest way to slim down. do ab crunches leg exercises. go for the muscles not writing down calories and keeping a super strict diet. exercise more and work on the muscles the most. dont eat pizza and ice cream for dinner but you dont have to eat salad every night.


super detox

Detox Therapy

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    What are the symptoms of a cocaine habit?
    ... in someone who probably doesn't want you to know. And what kind of detox therapy would be available?

    • ANSWER:
      being broke.....kick em out

  2. QUESTION:
    Where is the best place in the Atlanta Area for colonics?
    I am taking a poll to add to information I give to clients and am seeking the best holistic and wellness place in the atlanta and surrounding area for colonics and other detox therapies. I've heard that you cases where people have lost several pounds in one session.

    • ANSWER:
      Every year Americans invest billions of dollars in weight loss diets and gimmicks, many of which yield few results. However, the lure of quick, easy weight loss is hard to resist. Despite ineffective tools, most hopeful consumers are willing to give the next weight loss fad a chance. If you're planning to start a new diet, it is important to remember the following information.
      Food-specific diets: Have you ever tried the cabbage diet or the fruit-only diet? These are just a couple of examples of diets that promote one "specific" food that causes weight loss. No matter how much you think you'll enjoy ice cream at every meal, inevitably you will get bored with eating the same food repeatedly. As a result, you'll eat less food than needed to maintain your weight. This type of diet will not teach you healthier eating habits or provide a balance of nutrients, and consequently is not effective for long-term weight loss.

      High-protein, low-carbohydrate diets: One of the most recent trends in dieting, these diets are based on the concept that carbohydrates are "bad" and that everyone has some degree of insulin resistance, resulting in poor carbohydrate metabolism. Many proponents of these diets suggest that including carbohydrates in your diet will cause weight gain. The reality, though, is that eating more calories (whether as carbohydrate, fats, or protein) than you burn will cause weight gain.

      High-fiber, low-calorie diets: As I've noted in many previous blog entries, fiber-rich foods play an important role in a healthy diet. They are a helpful ingredient of weight loss efforts because they provide bulk to the diet, which helps you feel fuller sooner. Be careful, though: if you plan to increase the fiber in your diet, be sure to increase your fluid intake at the same time or you may experience cramping, bloating, and constipation. High-fiber diets will help with weight loss only if you restrict calories in conjunction with addition of extra grains, fruits and vegetables.

      Liquid diets: Consumers face a couple of different liquid diet options. Your local grocery store and pharmacy sell over-the-counter liquid meal replacements, which can be expensive and frequently add extra calories to daily consumption if not managed carefully. On the other hand are liquid diets that require medical supervision. These diets are usually very low in calories and may result in metabolic abnormalities if dieters are not carefully monitored. Neither type of liquid diet should be used for long‑term weight loss unless monitored by a health care professional. Radically changing your caloric intake in this way will not result in long-term behavior modification and healthy eating patterns.

      Fasting: As a way to cleanse the body or jump-start a weight-loss program, fasting has been recommended for years. However, all that fasting really does is deprive your body of nutrients and decrease your energy, leaving you feeling weak and lightheaded. If the right nutrients are not available for your cells to use as energy, your liver will convert fat stores to ketones for use as energy (ketosis). Long-term ketosis can be harmful to your health.
      No fad diet or gimmick will work magic for safe and effective weight loss. The following are some suggestions for ensuring a long-term healthy eating plan and getting your weight loss efforts off to an encouraging start:
      Eat a variety of foods. Remember, a balanced diet will ensure that you get all necessary nutrients.

      Get some physical activity every day. Calories in must be less than calories out to ensure successful weight loss. To keep "calories out" at a healthful level, make you get at least 30 minutes of physical activity every day.

      Include sources of fiber in your diet. They will add bulk and give you a feeling of fullness.

      Choose a diet low in fats, saturated fats, and cholesterol. You do need to consume some fat for good health. Aim for no more than 30 percent of your total calories as fat calories, of which no more than 10 percent should be saturated fat calories.

      Choose foods moderate in sugars. Foods that are high in simple sugars usually offer little nutritional value and will add unwanted calories.

      Choose foods moderate in salt and sodium. Remember that salt has been added to many foods during preparation or processing, so it's not necessary to add extra salt at the table.

  3. QUESTION:
    Should not pharmaceutical companies be responsible for helping people detox from their drugs?
    If the medication does not work as it should, but it causes extremely debilitating withdrawal symptoms, should not the makers of the drug be held responsible for detox therapy?

    I am referring to SSRI's, like Effexor, Lexipro, Paxil, Zoloft
    Wow, armed. we wouldn't need insurance companies if everyone thought like you.
    Have you ever heard of a Ford Pinto?
    here you go parker

    http://pn.psychiatryonline.org/cgi/content/full/38/8/13

    • ANSWER:
      Why would pharmaceutical companies want people to "detox"? That might mean no longer having a need for the drug! Why do you think every little negative thought or feeling nowadays is characterized as a "mental illness" "disorder" or "depression"? It's so that pharmaceutical giants can push drugs no one really needs. Guess what? Drugs are the new cigarettes.

  4. QUESTION:
    What are the instructions for the Detox Bath?
    I recently purchased the e-book The Detox Bath form the web page Pure Inside Out to see if it could help me with some health issues. Unfortunately, my computer crashed and some of my files were lost including this book. This happened before I could get around to read it and although I am dying to try this method, I am reluctant to pay the 30 dls for the e-book twice. So if anyone has read it or has the instructions for the Bath, I would greatly appreciate you helping me out.

    • ANSWER:
      It's shame you paid for it once, given it's a scam.

      From Wiki:
      "Certain approaches in alternative medicine claim to remove toxins from the body through herbal, electrical or electromagnetic treatments (such as the Aqua Detox treatment). These toxins are undefined and have no scientific basis, making the validity of such techniques questionable. There is no evidence for toxic accumulation in these cases, as the liver and kidneys automatically detoxify and excrete many toxic materials including metabolic wastes. Under this theory if toxins are too rapidly released without being safely eliminated (such as burning fat that stores toxins) they can damage the body and cause malaise. Therapies include contrast showers, detoxification foot pads, oil pulling, Gerson therapy, snake-stones, body cleansing, Scientology's Purification Rundown, water fasting, and metabolic therapy."
      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Detoxification

      I hope you find the instructions, but whatever you do, don't give the quacks another 30 bucks.

      "It's an irrational concept, yet an intriguing idea, that modern life so fills us with poisons from polluted air and food additives that we need to be periodically "cleaned out" ("detoxified"). Never mind that natural chemicals in our foods are thousands of times more potent than additives, or that most Americans are healthier, live longer, and can choose from the most healthful food supply ever available. -- Frances M. Berg, M.S.

      Real detoxification of foreign substances takes place in the liver, which modifies their chemical structure so they can be excreted by the kidneys which filter them from the blood into the urine. --Stephen Barrett, M.D.

      "Toxin" is classic pseudoscience terminology. --Ben Goldacre, M.D.

      "...these detox programs amount to a large quantity of excrement, both literally and figuratively.” --Peter Pressman, M.D.

  5. 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.

      Make an appointment, if you want.

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      Price services
      Services Period Price
      subscription 3 application - all crust 0 min 2100 CZK
      next application after crust 60 min 700 CZK
      1 alone application 60 min 1190 CZK

  6. QUESTION:
    What is the best way to detox from Oxycotin dependency?
    I have been prescribed oxycotin now for 5 years, first its was 10mg then 20mg and now at 40mg. I was told I would be on them the rest of my life because of my disability. I also have to take 120 Vicodin a month as well as 90 Valium, Cybalta and Maxalt. The days I forget to take the pain medicine as I did once on a vacation overseas for a week with family, I was in so much pain beyond normal and I was told this was because of detoxing from my pain killers. I have tried natural remedies already, shiatsu, acupuncre, deep massage therapy, creams, ointments, you name it. the only things that work are pain medicines and i hate the dependency on them, what can I do differant?
    To those who say ride out the pain, I dare you to try it with mine.

    To those understanding my problem:

    My disability is several things from Full Myofacail problems with my verterbrae, to sleep apnea major and a knee that is so shot i can barely walk. I get migraines 2-3 times a week the keep me bed ridden and throwing up.

    The Drs have tried PT, and walking and its not helping. i am a former Pro Athlete and have just done alot of damage to my body.

    I agree I should stick to the regiment and be careful and have help. I already have an LNA helping.

    • ANSWER:
      I too am in a similiar situaion just not as many medicines as you. YOu might want to talk to your Dr again about your concern. Maybe have someone else help you control your medicines so you do not forget them? IF you say you have to be on them the rest of your life and you have tried all these other remedies and I assume exercise as well as Physical Therapy. If they say you have to be on them then you just might have no choice. Just dont run out and make sure someone else can help youcontrol them.

      IF you dont need them Seboxin is great for Opiate additctions and dependancies.

  7. QUESTION:
    How can I detox at a cellular level?
    I may have some toxicity from an antibiotic, and I need to cleanse my cells of it before I can start a physical therapy. Sauna, cleanse, etc.?

    • ANSWER:
      you can,t. you can,t really force any detox in your body . you just need to drink plenty of water; and eat a healthy diet. the body does all the rest. i was advised by my fitness center owner, and two surgeons to never attempt any detox regimen of any kind without consulting a doctor. most detox just make you poop too much; and often dehydrate you.

  8. QUESTION:
    What is the best way to detox your liver?
    I have been on a bit of a bender lately...way too much drinking. I want to cleanse my body and start the New Year fresh. Can anyone recommend a good detox?

    • ANSWER:
      You can't detox your body. You also will metabolize the alcohol quickly so there's nothing in your liver to detox from your "bender". You have done the damage and it can't be fixed. Just lay off the alcohol for the rest of your life if you want to have a healthy liver at 50.

      "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!!

  9. QUESTION:
    im thinking of doing a detox diet to clean myself of toxins. i havent been feeling well lately?
    im 17. for the last couple of days i have been getting these waves of sharp pain in my chest and throughout my abdominal area. they happen a few times a day and last for several minutes. i think i need to detox or something. what would a detox diet consist of? how long should i do one?

    • ANSWER:
      All these fancy fad detox therapys are a load of bull and are just money making schemes....the best, cheapest and most natural way to detox your body is to get at least 8 hours of sleep,drink 8 glasses of fresh water each day,stay away from tea and coffee,drink herbal teas only eg green tea helps flush out the toxins and prevents water retention, cut out all processed foods, eat a diet low in animal and trans fats but rich in fresh fruit,vegetables, white fish and oily fish and nuts. cheap and easy !!!!! oh and take a least 20 mins of heart pumping excercise each day...a brisk walk on the beach does the trick,blow the cobwebs away !!!

  10. QUESTION:
    Besides therapy and detox, are there other ways to STOP drinking alcohol ?
    lots of people around won`t to to detox and won`t talk to family due to gossips and don`t want to be judged and tagged.

    • ANSWER:
      I'm a recovered alcoholic in my 4th year of sobriety thanks to Alcoholics Anonymous, AA has helped millions of people around the world to recover just like myself.

      As the name implies, it's anonymous, you won't get 'tagged' or 'gossiped' about if you go to AA meetings, I go to 3 - 4 a week and haven't touched a drop of alcohol since day one.

      In Canada you can find a meeting near your through this link, http://www.aa.org/lang/en/meeting_finder.cfm?origpage=29 you won't have to say or do anything you don't want to, it's free and there's no commitment, but you will find people there in exactly the same position as yourself, just listen to how others have recovered from alcoholism through the AA 12 step program.

      You can detox yourself at home with your doctor's advice.

  11. QUESTION:
    I'm looking for a spa in Cornwall, UK, where I can check in for 2-3days, relax and detox.?
    The pool needs to be large, the rooms need to be luxurious and the treatments need to include detox therapies and massage, preferably some yoga or exercise classes and serve organic food....

    Can anyone recommend anywhere?

    • ANSWER:
      I went to Fistral Spa in Newquay, Cornwall and It was really good. All sorts of detox therapies.

      http://www.newquay-hotels.co.uk/fistralSpa/day_spa.html

  12. QUESTION:
    Would massage therapy be indicated or contraindicated to a person trying to quit smoking?
    also like if the patient receiving the massage has affected their nervous system and/or lungs significantly.Could massage therapy help them in quitting smoking? Thanks!!!

    • ANSWER:
      I doubt you would find any text to support whether or not it is contraindicated. There is also no supported evidence testing the idea of helping a person to quit smoking. There have been some recent studies that support the idea of regular massages having a positive affect during detox rehab for alcoholics. The regular massages seemed to decrease the adverse affects of detox. Check out this website for a little more info.
      www.amtamassage.org
      If the massages can be used as a form of reward for helping to quit smoke, then that can be a motivating factor. For example, stop smoking for a full week, then treat yourself to a massage as a reward. You will definitely need day-to-day or even hour-to-hour tricks to get you through the immediate tough spots though.

  13. QUESTION:
    What is the best method for internal cleansing for weight loss?
    I am looking for some detox methods so weight loss will be easier. Any suggestions?
    @Betty B, what's the big deal? Cleanses are the best thing you could do for your body. I'm just looking for the best kind to do prior to weight loss.

    • ANSWER:
      Hi! You can do water therapy it is the safest way of cleansing your body then you can do tea drinking and exercise will do also. after that, if there is no change, consult your local health care provider and ask for ways and suggestions for what suits you do the most for body cleansing.

  14. QUESTION:
    What do you think are the causes of the autism epidemic we are facing today?
    If its 1 in 150 children, why isnt any vigorous research being made or any type of therapy known through our government health agencies?

    Why hasnt this question came up an epidemic that is at its full speed in ANY presidential debate from both parties?

    • ANSWER:
      Mercury in vaccines (which is used since it's a cheaper preservative). There's a huge amount of fairly irrefutable evidence for it, unfortunately anyone that claims this is a "quack who does not know what they're talking about."
      Fortunately, if you're aware of this fact it makes it easier to deal with autism since you can opt out of vaccinations and detox the mercury. It's a fairly common practice for the powers that be to not want to remove a toxic poison from public exposure if they profit off of its usage, and hinder and attempts towards addressing the problem. Autism is just another cause.
      Other sources of mercury (ie tuna), and all the food additives are believed to be contributing causes but the link is much harder to prove. Hence the best answer is probably mercury in vaccines.

  15. QUESTION:
    What are the advantages of using suboxone for addiction treatment?
    Is it used as a detox option, or for maintenance?

    • ANSWER:
      One of the advantages of suboxone is the fact that it is less rigidly controlled as compared to methadone because it has a lower potential for abuse and is a lot less dangerous in cases of overdose. Also, as patients progress opn therapy, the physician may write a prescription and let the patient take home a supply of the medication.

      Suboxone can be used for detoxification, but it is used mostly for maintenance purposes. It relieves cravings and puts the individual on the way to a better lifestyle.

  16. QUESTION:
    How long does pill detox take?
    I've been on pills for a long time now but starting back in June it started to be everyday; anything, ranging from tramdol to hydro's and percocet. Now I'm all out of sources and am now without them all together. how long is the detox process? not necessarily the physical but more the mental?

    • ANSWER:
      Ive had this problem before, the physical withdrawal only lasted a week for me. This week is known as the "week of hell". This is actually the easy part in my opinion. The mental part is still going on with me and it has been 6 months. It's not easy dealing with this but NA meetings and therapy help me a lot. My therapist told me it can take up from anywhere from a few months to even years and years depending how bad the addiction was. I hope this is what you were looking for.

  17. QUESTION:
    When will the weed be clean from my system?
    I smoked for the 3rd time in my life. I am 6'4" and 185 pounds. I have a fast metabolism. Today I took 2 hits of weed, (a steamroller for those who wonder) and I was wondering how long it would take to flush out of my urine? Please no detox drinks suggestions.

    • ANSWER:
      Im going to put it to you straight. All of the products they sell at GNC, Vitamin Shop, &Health food stores are absolute wastes of your money.

      If you are a small time user 1-2 times per month and have low body fat you should be clean within 2 weeks. If you are a chronic user it could take up to 6 weeks to detox.

      The metabolites of THC are lipid soluble, they are stored in fat cells. The individuals metabolism and exercise habits can make a difference in excretion of metabolites.

      A skinny person who exercises a lot and uses infrequently can test negative 3 days after using. A heavy person who doesnt exercise is in a bit of a bind.

      All those herbal extracts mentioned are now tested for first, before testing for illegal drugs, and may be considered by some labs to be a positive immediately. Some will forward it on for gas chromography analysis and a mass spectrography assay which will then find the metabolites you have tried to mask.

      Now I can tell you as a Medical Technologist and Pharmacist who conducted an experiments in a lab what does and doesnt work. The herbal masking agents do not work and will cause you more trouble then they are worth and will waste your money as well.

      You must detox using water. Large amounts of water must be ingested starting at least 36 hours before the test, up to 1 liter per 14.25kg of body weight per 24 hours. You must also supplement with creatine monohydrate, a bodybuilding supplement found in healthfood stores, at a rate of 1 teaspoon per 14.25kg of bodyweight. Just mix it with your liters of water. A prescription diuretic called Furosemide should also be added to ths water/creatine therapy at a dosage of 1 mg per kg of body weight per day administered in 2 doses. AM and Afternoon.

      When a specimen is examined they look for the diluteness of the sample by checking creatinine ( a byproduct of muscle metabolism) levels. Supplementing with creatine causes a sample taken after heavy water consumption to look as if normal creatinine levels are present. The diuretic which is very strong helps to flush the toxic and excess fluids from your body. Its like getting an oil change of sorts.

      THC metabolites may be present in your fat cells but you are essentially a faucet when you donate your specimen. The day of your test you should avoid excess physical activity and drink the water and creatine mixture and use the furosemide as stated above. You should also take Super B complex vitamins as well as vitamin C several times on the day of your test. This will provide color to the urine so that it does not appear as dilute. When you donate, urinate for a short time then hit the cup about 1/2 way through urination. This is so anything in the urethra is expelled prior to donation.

      Cranberry exctract may be added to the detox therapy above if you are concerned about kidney function while using the creatine monohydrate. I have been a regular smoker, 10-15 times per month, in average shpe, and used the above program to pass a screening exactly 7 days of no use.

      My colleagues have also used this method to test negative in screening. You may want to practice this several times, without the Furosemide. Follow the water and creatine method for 36-48 hours then get a clear glass and urinate in it as directed. Hold it up to the light and you should see the excess creatine monohydrate that has not been absorbed by the body floating in the urine like a suspension. Take your vitamins and repeat this process again. If you get a call from the testing agency inquiring about the creatinie in yoru urine simply tell then that you lift weights and jog and do use performance supplements. Good luck, this process has worked for many health care professionals who like to puff. That is why my colleagues and I set out to decifer a way to "pee clean". Good luck.

  18. 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!!

  19. QUESTION:
    I want to work in a Spa. What college schools and classes should I look into taking?
    I want to be able to do the following...

    -cellulite treatments
    -face lifts
    -waxing
    -seaweed, detox, and energize wraps
    -massages
    -facials
    -exfoliating salt glow
    -distress aromatherapy cocoons
    -lazer hair removal
    -anti aging masks

    Should I go to a Beauty School or Cosmetology School? Are those the same thing? Are these the things Esthetics's do?

    • ANSWER:
      The laws are different in different states, but a basic cosmetology license should cover you except for the massages. You will have to go to massage therapy school for that.

  20. QUESTION:
    Can I use regular unsweetened Lipton tea for detox?
    I don't want to use green tea. (party because I just lost my job and have no cash to spend to buy some)
    If not what would be a good detox I could do that would work in a pinch.
    Any information would help.

    • ANSWER:
      It does not work for detox purposes and it is an extremely unhealthy way to try to lose fat. It's no more than a really bad fad.

      "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 therapies. 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!!

  21. QUESTION:
    What things would cause you to be sick if not washed hands after touching?
    Just out of interest as I recently have started my therapy for OCD of hand washing through fear of not washing efficientally enough therefore making me and my family sick? Thanks

    • ANSWER:
      going to the loo and not washing hands after.
      preparing raw food and not washing your hands after. they are the two that i always have to wash after doing
      i use detox spray on my worktops, etc, but only as part of my general cleaning up
      It is more bad for you to be ocd clean than to accept that germs are part of life.
      from an early age, coming into contact with germs may make you sick, but that then give you immunity from them in the future.
      that is the basis of immunisation, to give you a small dose of the virus or germs, your body will then fight them by producing antibodies that protect you for the rest of your life.
      You have to use common sense to maintain basic hygiene and cleanliness, while realising that your body will regulate your immunity.

  22. QUESTION:
    How have people recovered from meth addictions how hard is it?
    I am 23 about to go into a detox program recovering form a ice addiction wanting to know experiences of other survivors.how hard is it? am i going to make it. Im also in a domestic violent relationship trying to get out of that also!!!
    Im staying in a refuge at the moment for a couple of days untill there is enough room in the detox program i cant go home my partner was mentally and physically abusing me i have a broken nose at the moment but i was never ever strong enough to say enough is enough untill now.... just some words of advise would be wonderful. Thankyou

    • ANSWER:
      It is very difficult. But if you are determined, and you stick with it, you can do it. Recognizing you have a problem and seeking help is the best sign that you'll make it. Take full advantage of the therapy offered. Find out why you have addictions. Get to the root of the problem.

      Best of luck to you.

  23. QUESTION:
    How do we know barak hussein obama is drud-free?
    Did he complete a Detox program, or go through Therapy? I think these are questions Americans deserve an honest answer about.
    Sorry, I ment drugs.

    • ANSWER:
      I've read many articles in the 1990s that stated that Bill used to allow drug shipments through Arkansas all the time. So perhaps your question should also include: Are Hillary and Bill still selling this poison to Americans? Did she inhale or not? Does Obama looked drugged to you? I can't tell. Hillary looks like she is on something like Valium, hence her erratic behavior.

  24. QUESTION:
    best herbs or natural treatments to cure social phobia?
    I'm reading about all these medications and herbs. I'm seeing stuff about cognitive therapy. I took meds like Lexapro and Zoloft in the past without much success. I have to take some steps to change my life, but don't want to hit another dead end.

    • ANSWER:
      Some might look at natural treatments of social phobias/ depression as 'voodoo', pseudo-science and the other stock adjectives but as for me I too had a very bad run of doctors giving me meds that did not provide relief. I do not know if my problems are bad enough to only be treated by professionals but since it seems that they are just throwing darts at a board in treating me through meds what can it hurt for me to try some plant based treatments? Much cheaper and way less side effects.

      Valerian, wild lettuce, hops, passionflower, chamomile, catnip, linden, st. john's wort are some of the herbs that can help relax a body gently. Won't stop a panic attack in its tracks mind you but that's not how this stuff works- consistent use for a few weeks or months will show results if it is right (except valerian root- the basis of Valium without the addictive quality nor hangover effect after usage). A detox program can help as well to get things started but beware- if you have collected a whole bunch of bad stuff (heavy metals, 'toxins', debris in the colon) the detox process will dredge up some bad feelings and thoughts as your body sheds these unwanted poisons. Don't know your situation, your diet nor your health so can't give firm advice but once again if doctors are shooting blanks in giving you meds to help what can it hurt?

  25. QUESTION:
    how do you get rid of mercury poisoning in your body?
    I just found out i have a high level of mercury in my system, what's the best and safest way to detox quickly? where do i start? i'm lost!

    • ANSWER:
      Identifying and removing the source of the mercury is crucial. Decontamination requires removal of clothes, washing skin with soap and water, and flushing the eyes with saline solution as needed. Inorganic ingestion such as mercuric chloride should be approached as the ingestion of any other serious caustic. Immediate chelation therapy is the standard of care for a patient showing symptoms of severe mercury poisoning or the laboratory evidence of a large total mercury load.
      Chelation therapy is the administration of chelating agents to remove heavy metals from the body. For the most common forms of heavy metal intoxication—those involving lead, arsenic or mercury—the standard of care in the USA dictates the use of dimercaptosuccinic acid (DMSA). Other chelating agents, such as 2,3-dimercapto-1-propanesulfonic acid (DMPS) and alpha lipoic acid (ALA), are used in conventional and alternative medicine.

  26. QUESTION:
    over the counter supplements and painkillers/medicines to ease heroin withdrawal symptoms?
    someone close to me is struggling with heroin. he stays with me sometimes when it gets too much and he needs to detox. sometimes he takes valium to ease the symptoms, which also isnt a good drug to be taking but it helps, but i want to know what i can do to make him more comfortable, the best painkillers/sleeping pills/herbal treatments or even practical things like low lighting, anything at all that will make it less painful. please dont just throw information at me without justification, its a pretty sensitive subject and i dont want to give him things that someone has recommended just for the sake of answering another question.

    • ANSWER:
      I wouldn't put herbs up against heroin, I'm not a dietitian anyways, and am not aware of interactions that may occur. I can pass on some things that are mildly effective. Quinine, or cinchona (homeopathic) is good for upset stomach and gas, it's also advertised as a leg cramp therapy. It can be found in tonic water. Simple coca cola is also good for simple nausea, even the diet, or zero version. It's actually the phosphoric acid that does the trick. I've never had success with Valerian, except in tea. That along with Chamomile tea is the best I can do for calming the nerves.

  27. QUESTION:
    What to do with a person that has drinking problems?
    I am so frustrated right now with my spouse who has drinking problems. I've been dealing with this issue for 4 years now and it's at the point where I'm starting to resent him. I tried my best to help him, advice him, and even took him to therapy with me. I have a son from a previous relationship and I hate for him to go through seeing how this person acts like a jerk. What can I do at this moment? I'm at the point where I can't even sleep next to him. And to top it off, he talks negatively, forgets majority of what he does and says, and he thinks he's high and mighty. Moody like there is not a day that he does not nit pick. I literally am afraid to touch the food in the house because he has a habit of saying I bought the food, so where is it? I believe his drinking has changed him or yet made him even worse...?

    • ANSWER:
      Of course you know that this is a very unhealthy situation for You and your Son. My Mother had a friend like this and what She did, she told her that they were going to the Store and My Mother actually drove her to a DETOX center for Alcoholics and that was the best thing that happened to that Woman. If you are not able to do that, then you need to seek out some assistance in the State that you Live in for You and your Son.

      I will tell you what you been dealing with this 4 years to long, it is time you move on and live your Life for you and your Son and let this Grown Man become a Man and stand on his own two feet...You can not help someone who does not want to help Himself...You can try and see what happens but in the meantime you are putting off what you need to do for yourself. Just remember people do to us what we allow and you are allowing this Man do bring you down...Let it stop now, reach out and get what you need and keep it moving. If he catches up in the future then it was meant to be if not then you are better off without him.

      Take care and stay Focused and Mindful..Many Blessings.

  28. QUESTION:
    Has anyone ever taken Detoxamin during their pregnancy?
    Or also chelatin or some sort of chelation therapy while pregnant? And Thank you in advance for you answers.

    • ANSWER:
      I just looked up both drugs in a database of drug information in Australia and neither are sold (at least under those brand names here) however going from the name Detoxamin - its supposed to be some sort of vitamin that is designed to detox your body? My suggestion dont - it might clean out more than what you want it to - at the very least go to your Dr or even a pharmacist and ask what category the drug is and if it is safe in pregnancy - all I know is there are even some laxatives you can and some you cant take in pregnancy as some can cause the onset of early labour

  29. QUESTION:
    what are some good detox cleanse pills?
    I want to lose weight gradually, soo do you know any good detox pills for a 16 year old?

    • ANSWER:
      There are none.

      "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 therapies. 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!!

  30. QUESTION:
    What therapy/counselling and medication should i expect to have?
    I have recently been to see the local community mental health team and they said I am defiantly suffering from ocd, intrusive thoughts, anxiety, panic attacks and could be depressed and suffering post-traumatic stress.
    It was my first meeting so of course I will have to go back to find out definitely what is wrong with me.

    I was wondering if anyone could tell me what to expect in the way of therapy/counselling and medication for those conditions.

    Also I was wondering if I get offered medication should go for that option?
    As I have done some research and seen a lot of negative things about certain medication.

    I started smoking cannabis when I was 11 years old till fifteen and then swapped it to drinking alcohol every day and became an alcoholic. I was drinking every day for 8 years. I was self-medicating, I know alcohol does not help but my head was in a real bad way from seeing some traumatic things like close family members and friends dying in horrible ways also I was attacked many times in that period (I have been stabbed 3 times) I have been to an alcohol detox and rehab and have been alcohol and drug free for 6 months now (I’m 23 years old) and I was thinking will I just get better in time and do I need medication?

    As I have stopped so many of my compulsions from my ocd and even though I feel pretty bad most days I am certainly feeling better than when I was drinking. I have been feeling suicidal on and off for years but I am still feeling like that now because I’m getting disheartened as I feel I will never get better.

    If someone could (I know they can’t but) give me a date when I would be feeling a lot better then I would have something to aim for and keep going till then.

    I don’t think I would actully kill myself as I still have hope for getting better and have a lot to live for it’s the intrusive thoughts that really get me down as I feel so bad for having them I’ve had them for 8 years and only just got help for them.

    • ANSWER:
      Your doctors need to identify the root cause of the anxiety, panic attacks and other types of psychological disorders you're experiencing. All of these disorders may have a neurologic root cause that should be investigated through studies of your brain function and the physical structures of your brain.

      Qeeg brain mapping is used in conjunction with SPECT scanning. Qeeg identifies problems with brain function while SPECT scanning identifies problems with the physical structure of the brain to see if physical damage is present.

      I think Crosby is the only rehab center in the US with advanced brain scanning facilities. Crosby has a specialized center for each of the psychological / behavioral disorders you mentioned. They offer 14 - 90 day treatment programs and if you have insurance, it may even cover the cost of your care.

      Crosby helped my friend recover, and that was two years ago and he is doing great, i'm pretty sure they can help you too.

  31. QUESTION:
    How can I raise money to get recovery and sober living help?
    I know that I've tried to get off of prescription medications for years, and I've tried state funded programs, and detoxes in hospitals....... But the truth is, I need a good holistic approach program. I know I need intense individual therapy to figure out why I take substances to escapes life. I may not have money, but I have a strong desire, stronger than most, because if I had cash, I'd already be gone! I just want to be clean and happy. Then pay it forward by getting involved with helping struggling current addicts. Can I have a fundraiser? I'm going to die if I don't get the right help!! I need positive suggestions! Please no mean comments, cuz it's hard enough to admit this publicly. I've had people suggest to write to Ellen/ Dr. Phil/ Oprah. That would be nice but that's a far reach. I need good original advice! Please , positive support only!!!!!!!

    • ANSWER:
      Here's a guide teach you how to make money online chaosdarkness.com I started using the guide last month and I made about 0 already :) its not bad considering that Im only a 15 year old :P

  32. QUESTION:
    My sister will be getting out of drug rehab in Dec. How can I help?
    My sister is in detox right now for cocaine use. Next month she goes into a rehabilitation program that will last until December. What can I do to help her through this??! Is there anything that I can do that might help once she's out?? I don't want to do anything that might interfere with her recovery. Please give me some advice!

    • ANSWER:
      Ask if you can be involved in family therapy by attending family specific sessions. This will educate you regarding the care she is obtaining, enabling and how to avoid it, and how to continue your part once she is home. Addiction affects the entire family.

  33. QUESTION:
    Are urine enemas really good for you ?
    I have just had one tonight from my wife as she said it would be the best way to detox my system .I have never done this before and think it is a bit strange have you recieved this before or recomended it ?

    • ANSWER:
      Urine enemas work very well in cleansing the colon and in providing a direct immune stimulant.

      Urine therapy entails using your own urine externally or internally as a way to promote or maintain good health. Sometimes when all else fails, AUT will turn a patient around.

      see link below

  34. QUESTION:
    How can I convince my friend to detox from heroin?
    I understand that I can't force anyone to do anything they don't want to and that they have to be mentally ready to make those kind of changes in their life. But I really love this friend of mine and I want to get under her skin enough to make her want to quit the drug. Anyone have any ideas? Thanks in advance!

    • ANSWER:
      Nope. Tell her once, if possible with a group of friends who all agree, and that`s it.
      Otherwise you will be a typical co-dependent person who gets involved in other people`s problems to no avail. Your friend needs to get herself detoxed and in therapy- and you cannot help her to do that if she doesnt want to, herself. In fact, pretty soon she wont be your friend anymore, either- because she wont have any other friend than her drug.
      And heroin is very very bad. It is a downhill ride. They say that you have to hit rock bottom in order to want to get off that trainride yourself. And that`s the whole clue- you have to want it bad enough yourself- otherwise you cannot bring up the energy to quit.

  35. QUESTION:
    Anyone know the similarities between ionic foot detox and chelation therapy?
    I wonder if either or both are a hoax.

    • ANSWER:
      Both help remove impurities from the body. Chelation can be either oral (herbals) or through IV therapy (that one scares me). Herbal chelation worked great for my Dad. You really need to consult a good herbalist who can guide you in selecting the appropriate supplements for you.

      I know two people who have purchased ionic foot baths. One had to use hers ten times before the water was clear after her treatment. She said all her liver spots disappeared. The other person has only used hers a couple of times, but she seems quite pleased with it. It is my feeling that this is a safe, effective detox therapy.

      I would caution you, though, that more is not always better in either case. If you have other questions, please feel free to email me.

  36. QUESTION:
    What type of education would I need to become an RN at a substance abuse detox facility?
    I am currently going to school for pre-health with a nursing concentration, until I have the requirements to apply for nursing. I would like to be able to work as an RN in a substance abuse facility. I was wondering if anyone could give me any advise as to how to go about doing this? I do not know if I will need to specialize in a certain area in order to do so or not? If anyone could help me out in regards to what to do education wise I would really appreciate it! Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      Hi,

      First off, good for you for wanting to work in addiction treatment! I'm an addictions counselor and have been working in mental health (mostly suicide prevention) for 7 years and we certainly need more qualified RNs in the field. So I think you will have an easy time finding work once you're finished with school.

      As for your question... To become an RN, you need to go to nursing school. Although I'm sure you already know this. As for specializing in addiction treatment, I don't believe there are any additional requirements, but it would be good if you have experience working with addicts or at least a greater knowledge of treating clients with addiction. So I would suggest trying to get an internship of some sort with a treatment center in your area. They may not let you do much while you're in school, but you will be able to put it on your resume. You can learn a lot from observing how things work in treatment. The other suggestion I have would be to take some extra classes that focus on substance abuse. Drug addicts and alcoholics face a variety of special issues separate from the "normal" population you would be working with in a hospital. Most community colleges and some universities now offer programs where you can learn more about these issues. I don't know where you live, but you may want to start looking for college programs titled "Addictions Counseling" or "Addictions Studies." Classes you may want to take would be any type of pharmacology, a bloodborne pathogens/infectious disease class, and even alternative treatments to addiction classes. It could also help to take a few classes for addictions counselors like group therapy, individual therapy, or something similar. These will definitely help you in the future in terms of communicating with your clients.

      The most important thing I would think an RN working in addiction should have to be educated about is prescription drugs of abuse. Normally when I do an intake on a client coming into treatment, they have been medically prescribed multiple addictive drugs that only contribute to and exacerbate their disease (addiction). Usually these include opiate painkillers, benzodiazepines, and other sedatives and tranquilizers. I had a client once who was on NINE different benzos which she had been on for years, all prescribed by doctors for things like insomnia, anxiety, and even hypothyroidism. This is so egregious and disgusting to me! They were killing her. She obviously had to be medically detoxed for risk of seizures and death from her meds. And needless to say, after being evaluated by our MD, she didn't NEED any of the pills.

      Anyway, I'm rambling. Just excited to see someone wanting to help in the field of addiction treatment. It is rare these days, it seems. But what a satisfying and rewarding job. Good luck to you!!!

  37. QUESTION:
    Does Jillian Michael's Detox and Cleanse work for Marijuana Smokers?
    I am wondering if this product will aid or work in cleaning out my system from marijuana or THC, I a drug test that's coming up for Costco and I am wondering if this will aid, or if you guys have any suggestions of what type of detox method I should get from a conventional pharmacy store such as Walgreens, CVS or RITE AID? Any products there that can aid me or any advice?

    • ANSWER:
      No, it's just another one of Michaels' scams. You need to educate yourself before you start spending time, money, effort, and energy on stupid commercial products that are ripoffs.

      "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!!

  38. QUESTION:
    Girlfriend has cysts on her overies help?
    My partner has cysts on her overies and when her monthleys arrive she is in excrusiating pain.

    there is a injection she could get that would stop her monthleys but are worried that it will stop our ability to have a baby.

    she is planning to start a diet that is all healthy foods and herbal basicly its a detox diet.

    is this likley to help

    and is there anything else she can do to lessen the pain.

    • ANSWER:
      Most likely, she has a PCOS problem that over a million American women suffer from each year. Drugs are NOT the answer and only will give her "MAKE BELIEVE HEALTH."

      There are many natural medicines which I have seen, and which have been shown in the medical literature to help PCOS. The first is the protomorphogen extract from Standard Process called Symplex F. This is a mixture of specially processed glandular extracts from the four organs that make up the so-called pituitary axis--the pituitary, thyroid, adrenal glands and the ovaries.

      Please, do yourself a huge favor and deal with the PCOS problem in a nutritional way and solve the problem.

      "Normalizing" hormones by simply giving you synthetic hormone pills like medical doctors seem to feel this is the way to approach this problem, violates the basic principle of healing. Instead, whenever possible, you should strive to normalize the hormones on your own. By changing your diet, your friend can start on the road to healing.

      The reason why changing to a diet based on the principles of "Nourishing Traditions," a book by Sally Fallon and Mary G. Enig, Ph.D. is the first step in the therapy of PCOS. Your ovaries need the animal fats, and yes, even the cholesterol found in food in order to make estrogen and progesterone, the correct female hormones.

      Swollen ovaries is a condition analogous to goiter, when the thyroid swells in response to iodine deficiency. Goiters often also result in a hormonal imbalance leading to hypothyroidism. In the case of PCOS, the starvation of the ovaries causes them to BECOME CYSTIC, swollen and eventually unable to regulate the synthesis of their hormones.

      The other main dietary trigger for this imbalance is that when the proper dietary fats are missing, they are inevitably replaced by excessive carbohydrate consumption. This results in excessive insulin production, weight gain, abdominal bloating, and eventually will itself cause hormonal shifts. The biochemistry of this process is well described in the book, "The Schwarzbein Principle" which also suggests a diet based on the principles in the book, "Nourishing Traditions," along with a restriction to about 75 grams of carbohydrates per day. More good fats and fewer carbohydrate foods should help in restoring your hormones to their proper balance.

      We now know that these glands compensate for each other, and that they all get ill as a group. I usually give a dose of 1-2 tablets per day for one whole year to help normalize the function of these important organs.

      The final therapy that I use for PCOS is a 50/50 mixture of the herbal extracts of Peony lactiflora and Glycyrrhiza uralensis (commonly known as licorice). There have been three studies in the literature showing that this combination of herbs can result in a complete remission in PCOS, and that it does so by normalizing adrenal function and reducing testosterone levels. It is important to use the correct dosages, which were also indicated in these studies. I use the Mediherb extracts and give them at a dose of 1/2 to 1 teaspoon of the mixture, 2-3 times per day. I usually use this mixture for six months with breaks of a week or two every 4-6 weeks."

      The last girl I suggested this too, had complete change in acne production, her hair became normal, and she lost her oily skin in 3 weeks. Her next concern was to ask me how to get rid of the acne scars from the PCOS she had suffered with for several years. She said doctors were no help to her and she was at her wits end.

      Birth control pills are the worst way to deal with PCOS. All that does is give you more of the "make believe health" and demonstrating very clearly that doctors have NO clue about what they are doing in regard to nutrition and how the body works in regard to nutrition that nourishes the body and does NOT abuse it with drugs.

      This solution is not expensive, by the way, and your friend should see results in a few weeks.

      good luck to you

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

      INTERVIEWER: Not even using the rest of your program?

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

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

      INTERVIEWER: And they cured cancer? Are you sure?

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

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

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

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

  40. QUESTION:
    does the ION therapy detox foot bath really work or is it a hoax?
    It seems as though this is just another way to get people to spend there money. Does anyone agree with me or am I all wrong.

    • ANSWER:
      Hoax. It "works" for the incredibly gullible.

  41. QUESTION:
    How can I detox quickly and get all the toxins out of my body?
    What food and liquids will I need to drink to speed up this process?

    • ANSWER:
      The best way to help your body is to eat a well balanced diet, heavy on the fruits, veggies and whole grains, and to drink plenty of fluid. Your body is designed well, and you already have built in "toxin" filters and eliminators. They are called your liver, kidneys, and colon. If you eat right and drink plenty of fluid, they can do the job nicely without your assistance. All those potions they sell for detox are nothing but expensive laxatives. Leaching heavy metals out of the body requires chelation therapy, which uses very dangerous chemicals delivered through an IV. It's only done in a hospital, under direct supervision of a doctor who knows what the heck he's doing- otherwise it can be dangerous and deadly. You are not a walking bag of toxins here, you don't have pockets of stuff hanging out in your intestines or liver gumming up the place- at least as long as you aren't seriously constipated. Your colon contains a great many bacteria that are actually beneficial to you, if you didn't- you would already have diarrhea and would not be looking for a detox method. Save your money and buy real food. Not fast food, not junk, and definitely not the overpriced laxative-detox preps. It's not a question of what particular food or foods, or liquids - it's a decent diet of real food that will do the most for your body. If you are picky about the fuel you put in the body, you don't have to worry about leaching things out. Have some faith in your own design. Humans have lived thousands of years without the need to cleanse our innards. I do believe we can safely survive another thousand or so without starting. If you really want to clean something up- try the environment. Clean the closets, the carpet, the windows- whatever. Just leave your innards alone. They know their business, and really won't appreciate the help.

  42. QUESTION:
    How do I go about 'detoxing' my body?
    I am a morbidly obese 31 y/o mother of 2 small children. I have hypothyroidism and am unable to be treated with the conventional hormone therapies. I want to try radically changing my diet and have recently gone nearly meatless as I still eat chicken and seafood. Besides letting go almost completely of caffeine, sugar, and salt, what else can I do to detox my system and really cleanse myself to sort of re-start my metabolism? Are there any really good foods to aid me? And what about antioxidants? What are they good for? As you can see, I am really uneducated in this area of holistic foods.

    • ANSWER:
      I would suggest green tea, or slimming tea [i call them both green tea :P] you can get those at a local grocery store and they work wonders. It cleanses the system of toxins and it provides fast, temporary calorie burning. I have lost 2 pounds in one week just from having 2 cups of it but mostly I've noticed that i'm not as tired and my stomach, although not losing alot of weight, is still a flatter than what it was before. The longer you let the tea bag sit in the water, the more potent it is. It isn't alot, but every little bit counts. Good luck

  43. QUESTION:
    Do you actually feel glad you made the choice to detox and stop using vicodin?
    Or, do you wish you had never stopped? Do you wish you still had access to the vicodin for your pain. Thanks for your honest answers.

    • ANSWER:
      i have been using 325mg of vicodin once or twice a day since knee replacement surgery on 6/23. it is very useful before i go for phys. therapy. i will continue to use it as long as i am very uncomfortable. it has no side effects that i am aware of, except a tendency to become constipated. this was a problem the 2 days in was in the hospital. i was maxing the dosage of vicodin because of surgery.

  44. QUESTION:
    Do detoxifying teas from a Chinese herbalist really work?
    An accupuncturist around the corner form my house has a little shoppe where you can purchase many Chines remedies. I bought a tube of something for acne, and it has helped. I also bought a box of Life Rising, Detox tea. It's supposed to clear toxins from your body, smooth bowel movements, maintain normal weight, and enhance skin beauty.

    Any feedback on this kind of therapy?
    Also, can anyone who's familiar with this sort of thing recommend a chinese herb for depression?

    • ANSWER:
      The short answer is yes, Traditional Chinese Medicine is effective. That's why it has been around for thousands of years.
      But before you try a herb for depression, you should have a diagnosis by a qualified TCM practitioner. What is recommended for you may be different for someone else with the same condition.

      The diagnosis should be inexpensive and consist of taking your pulse, looking at your tongue and asking some questions.

      That probably sounds like it wouldn't be valid, but when I had it done she knew I had asthma when I was a kid, but grew out of it, of course I never told her anything like that. She mentioned some other things that were spot on as well.

      When I went for accupuncture for a bad back, it was 80% better right away, and 100% within a week.

  45. QUESTION:
    Does anyone know of an alcohol treatment center that accepts people with mobility issues?
    My husband went through a week of medical detox and then three weeks in a nursing home for physical and occupational therapy. The initial goal was to get him through the detox and then transfer him to an alcohol treatment center for the addiction. It's been three weeks that he has been in the nursing home and has not made any progress with the physical and occupational therapies. He has alcoholic neuropathy and can not do anything without help. He uses a wheelchair to get around.

    • ANSWER:
      Where do you live? Try ringing an advisory service like www.steps2rehab.com, they are likely to know of somewhere that can help.....

  46. QUESTION:
    How do I get over a drug addiction?
    Ive tried therapy, doctor help, patches, and nothings working. help?

    • ANSWER:
      If you want to stop using drugs maybe you should consider inpatient detox or addiction treatment. I agree with the other person that it does take motivation and hard work. Working with a mental health counselor who is also a certified addiction professional may also help give you other options to use instead of using. I would contact Alcoholics Anonymous or Narcotics Anonymous depending on what your drug of choice is and seek support. Good Luck!

  47. QUESTION:
    Do Ion Foot Spas realy work at Detoxing your system?
    Anyone here tried the latest detox craze: The Ion foot spa, its supposed to detox your system in 30 minutes with no effort at all, is this too good to be true?

    Have you tried it?

    • ANSWER:
      Never tried it myself but i was in attendance of a beauty therapy trade show with a pal who tried one and she reckoned the whole detoxing thing was a load of tosh too good to be true and claimed the 'foot spa' was not plugged in at the time despite the water going a yucky brown color after the 30 minutes

  48. QUESTION:
    Does the lemon detox actually work ?
    Does the lemon detox cleanse work? I literally found out about it less than 2 seconds ago, an im pretty entertained at the idea, so please inform me the ingredients on making the drink an if it works an how soon!

    • ANSWER:
      You can forget about it.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

      Good luck and good health!!

  49. QUESTION:
    How to get over agoraphobia after detoxing from Klonopin...?
    I am going to go in and detox from Klonopin because I have been abusing that and Xanax for about a year now. But the anxiety used to be so bad I couldn't get into the car. I am afraid that is going to happen all over again once I go off of the Klonopin. Is there any advice out there for this disorder besides just therapy? What if I find I am too anxious to go to therapy? Will they help me when I detox? Advice please?

    • ANSWER:
      Congratulations on your decision. Don't feel bad about abusing Klonopin and Xanax, they are the type of drugs that quickly cause addiction, and they cause withdrawal symptoms between doses when your tolerance builds. They are benzodiazepines, subtle monsters that take over your life.

      Agoraphobia is tough to overcome, with or without medication. But with all my heart, I believe it is easier without the Benzodiazepines. I did it without them. It was very difficult and sometimes terrifying, but I pushed myself beyond my comfort zone every day. Little by little I walked further and further each day, little by little I could sit in my car, then turn it on, then go back and forth in the driveway, crying and shaking. At first my leg was shaking so bad I couldn't control the gas pedal, but I just kept practicing.

      I finally made it to town in my car, in the parking lot of Tops supermarket and would get panicky and feel lost, and at first I couldn't even get out of the car. I'd sit and shake and cry, it was so paingful, but I knew I was improving. I got out of the car one day and into the store and seized up with a panic, it had been so long since I'd been around people and it was such a big place, and so much stuff, and I started toward an aisle and got lost. Nothing felt reaI and I felt like an idiot, but mostly I felt scared and I wanted to run but my silly legs wouldn't function.

      I thought I was going to collapse right there but I just kept asking God to help me, I wanted to keep going so badly and I didn't want help from anyone. And I made it out into the parking lot, and I simply could not find my car. It looked and felt like I had never been there before in my life. I was overwhelmed , nearly in tears looking for my car, and the next thing I remember, vaguely, was pulling into my driveway - I do not remember getting into my car or driving the 13 miles home. Maybe it was dissociation and maybe it was God, but I made it home safely, and I don't know how.

      So what I can tell you is you're in for a painful detox, you may feel like you're losing your mind, your thoughts may race and be scrambled and you might have an emotional breakdown, but there are sedatives and wonderful nurses, counselors and doctors who will support you thru it because they want you free and well. For me it took six days to detox from Klonopin, and it felt like I was losing y mind, but I didn't - I was getting my mind back and letting the illusion go, letting the addiction go so I could find me again. And so I could be free.

      And your trip back into reality will be painful too. And it takes time. Some days I would be all ready to go somewhere, usually to therapy or outpatient appointments, and get to the front door and seize up with panic, and the anxiety would be so great I couldn't get out the door, I'd freeze up right there and feel so frustrated and guilty, but I knew that little setbacks are a part of recovery, not relapse. And I would call the person I was supposed to see and tell them what happened. i had to be honest and I had to face all my fears no matter how scared I was. I just did it scared. And you can do it too, you can do it kicking and screaming, you can do it full of fear and panic, you can do it, and when you can't do it anymore, ask God for comfort and strength, you will be amazed.

      I did not want to go back into the madness of being housebound and totally dependent on someone that was very bad for me, and I never have gone back. It was too difficult to get where I am, and I've earned my freedom...I was battered and beaten and isolated in that place......

      And I prayed to God for help every morning and I thanked Him every night for the gains I made and for all the little things I used to take for granted, strong hands, a roof over my head, good health, good digestion, enough money, enough food, a vehicle, etc...And one day I moved out of that hell for good, and I never looked back, it was the greatest thing I ever accomplished. If I can do this, you can.

      I wish you every good thing and pray all your dreams come true. Be strong and of good courage. God Bless You and help you accomplish this great thing. Set yourself free.

  50. QUESTION:
    Amino Acid Therapy for alcoholism or substance abuse issues?
    Does anyone have any experience with this newer treatment. It is based on replenishing lacking brain chemicals which are causing a "reward deficiency" . The Amino acids are given either through IV or orally. Is this medically accepted? More importantly does it work to prevent relapses? Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      I worked with this therapy for a year. The patients still required a medical detox, the time frame for withdrawal tremors was too narrow for Amino acid therapy to be safe.
      The patients who followed the South Beach diet did far better than those on IV amino therapy. The IV therapy has to be repeated every 3-6 months to be effective. Use of Naltrexone to help cease cravings and cognitive behavior modification help. Sleep will be the biggest complaint but is easily resolved with several methods.


detox therapy

Goop Detox

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    How is a body wrap done to detoxify it?
    At the spa how is a body wrap done (what materials are used) ? to help detox the body?

    • ANSWER:
      I honestly don't believe it does anything... the skin can absorb medication, like dmso and other topicals like lidocaine, but not the mud baths and goop they put on you at the spa...

      Most of that stuff is strictly feel good, not actually medicinal.

  2. QUESTION:
    how do you find personal food recipe blogs/websites, by normal people? more specifically, detox-safe recipes?
    I hate recipe websites.. but I absolutely love recipe blogs and such.
    i.e..
    pipandebby.com
    goop.com
    and anything at blogspot
    or other blogging websites

    much love:) xx
    google doesnt work very well :/

    • ANSWER:
      I don't know about detox-safe (not even sure what you mean by that - no alcohol?) - but foodgawker.com is my favorite site for finding recipes. It's a site that combines posts from a bunch of different food blogs. Very pretty food pics.

  3. QUESTION:
    what is a good detox to cleanse the body of all the impurities?

    • ANSWER:
      For 7 full days, eat only fruits and veggies and drink water. No coffee, no caffeine, no meat, and no sugar other than the sugar that naturally is in the fruits.

      You can eat all you want but only fruits and veggies. They can be fresh or frozen BUT absolutely no canned fruits or veggies because cans contain added sugar, salt, and lots of preservatives.

      If you really want to cleanse your body, make sure the produce is organice and that way you aren't eating the pesticides too.

      Do that for 7 days and it will cleanse your body.

      By the way, although it will cleanse your colon, it will also cleanse your liver.........if your liver is particularly stopped up with goop, you may get a flu like symptoms as you are cleansing it. Basically, when you cleanse the liver, it releases those toxins in your colon to be removed from your body in the waste, but it can cause a "stomach flu" illness because these are toxins.

      So, basically, your detox may not feel that great as you are releasing those toxins, but you do need to get those toxins out.

      Good luck and Good for you!!

  4. QUESTION:
    POLL: What is the Stupidest thing you have ever done?
    I stapled my hand yesterday in my reading class. My teacher didn't let me go to the Nurse's office 'because of my stupidity'. I was laughing the whole time. The staple was deep in my hand but I couldn't stop laughing cuz it was funny. XDD

    • ANSWER:
      Bathing in horse poop!
      I am lucky enough to not have many neighbors around that will bother or see me so quite often in the summer so I can lay out nude and try to get a tan.
      With that I have super oily skin that I have been able to adress with regular field "mud" I use on my skin.
      Anyways I had just got done tanning and was super oily, my legs,back, face, and hair. I mean oil my curly brown hair had a glow to it.
      So I had a choice between a shower or a freshly plowed farm field which had just been slightly flooded. I choose the farm field!
      I knew the mud would get the oil off and help "detox".
      With that I grabbed a cigarette and headed towards the 3 acre mud hole, it was sooo much fun, my first step I sank up to my butt cheeks in blackish brown goop. I enjoyed myself for about an hour before making my way back to my yard, when I was able to get on solid ground and wanted to shake the mud off I noticed flies trying to land in my saturated hair and on my breasts, I thought wtf!
      So while shoooing the flies off I glanced up and saw what they where after, the place where I had bathed was black compared to all the rest of the field which was a shiny clay tan and brown. I knew what it was, manure had collected into one spot after the storm! OMG I am standing there completely covered in "poop", I started balling, I had poop which I thought was mud running down my face, hair, back, I was covered, kind of looked like I fell into brownie mix, and it was sooo heavy I weigh about 115lbs, this easily added another ten to my frame, OMG I ran to the hose and rinsed, I had just spent an hour sitting enjoying myself naked in some kind of poop!

  5. QUESTION:
    what was the juice detox they talked about on Enews?
    the site they named

    • ANSWER:
      Hi there.

      the juice detox talked in enews is a three-week-long “Clean” detox program designed by New York cardiologist and detoxification specialist Dr. Alejandro Junger.

      Here is the article I read about it:

      GOOP: What is Clean?

      Dr. Alejandro Junger: Clean is a program for achieving vibrant health and restoring the body’s own natural ability to heal itself. Clean is a detox program you can easily do at home, with freshly made foods and drinks (A meal replacement shake-supplement version of it is also available in a kit from www.cleanprogram.com.) Under my medical supervision, hundreds of patients over the years have experienced stunning results. Consistently they have reported no complications, and most have found it simple to follow.

      I developed the Clean Program to help treat the chronic symptoms many of us face by addressing them at the root level and restoring our bodies to optimum functioning.

      When our systems are overtaxed, they begin to break down in a multitude of ways. Allergies, headaches, depression, irritable bowel syndrome, fatigue, weight gain and insomnia are just a few of the symptoms that can result. The majority of these common ailments are the direct result of toxin build-up in our systems that has accumulated during the course of our daily lives.

      Dr. Alejandro Junger: After medical school, I moved to New York to complete my postgraduate training. The drastic change in lifestyle left me 20 pounds overweight, with severe allergies, irritable bowel syndrome and depression, visits to three specialists and taking seven prescription medications. The verdict: “I had a chemical imbalance – my brain was not producing enough serotonin.”

      The human body comes equipped with a highly effective detox system, a team of organs working together to eliminate the toxic waste of normal metabolism, such as uric acid, lactic acid, carbon dioxide, ammonia and homocysteine. Somehow it can even detoxify most of the modern chemicals. The problem is that when the detox organs get overwhelmed, toxins continue circulating and cause inflammation. As a defense, the body generates mucus to coat toxins and trap them in the tissues where they remain when digestion is kept working day in, day out. If they persist over time, toxin and mucus accumulation can cause increased acidity, malfunction and eventually the collapse of all systems, one by one.

      Global toxicity is enough to overflow the body’s detox capacity. Modern habits worsen the problem by keeping the detox process slow. All the different organs of the body need energy to function. Energy distribution has to be prioritized when many systems are being used at the same time or there won’t be enough. The body still gives priority to digestion over detox. For centuries, food was hard to come by. Only recently in evolution do we have food available and eat it 24/7, but our genes still act as if each feeding is the last meal and slow down everything else to concentrate on food. With digestion a full-time job, detox has to wait its turn while toxins keep coming in.

      Modern medicine is detox-blind. Even though this information could save your life, there are no medical specialists dedicated to detect and treat the effects of global toxicity.
      GOOP: How does the Clean Program help to remove these toxins? Is it different from the many other programs out there?

      For more information:

      • Visit www.cleanrevolution.tv for educational videos.

      • Visit www.cleanprogram.com for the supplement-meal replacement kit, formulated with all natural nutrients of the highest quality. This is perfect for busy people with no time to prepare the recipes in the book, masterfully designed by Jill Pettijohn, live food chef, nurse and detox specialist.

      • Visit www.my.cleanprogram.com, an interactive web community where hundreds of people around the country and the world are doing the Clean Program together. You will be able to share your experience and tips and inspire others to get “Clean.”"

      http://goop.com/newsletter/42/

  6. QUESTION:
    totaly original bauty tips?
    any beauty tips on: skincare - make up - hair etc... thankss :)

    10 poins to best tips :D

    • ANSWER:
      1. almond oil is good for moisture in hair
      2. amla oil is good for strengthening hair
      3. fade out good for scars blemishes spot marks
      4. draw eyebrows on finish with cotton bud and concealer shaping into arch
      5. dress before you do make up
      6. hair before makeup
      7. go 3 days without products in hair a week
      8. always wash face before bed
      9. rose water good for face
      10. aussie curl and bounce serum great!!
      11. clean make up goop in eyes with toothpick carefully!!
      12. toothpicks are good for eye mk up inc brows to shape, lips that bleed lipstick tidy up with toothpick
      13. never touch face throughout the day it creates spots and you will forever be reapplying makeup
      14. hold in stomach and walk tall, look slimmer
      15. heels make your thighs look slimmer
      16. long cardigans hide a big bum or thighs, new look has great thin ones for summer
      17. change pillowcase every 5 days, turn pillow over everynight
      18. st.ives blemish face scrub really does work!
      19. diet pills do not work...detoxing does!
      20. madal badal detox is great, beyonce detox!
      21. learn to belly dance, its sexy!
      22. take CARE of hands and nails- men look at these things too!
      23. do not wear too much make up, if you are vamping your eyes, lips should be subtle. if lips are brightly coloured, go for a sleek black top liner or just mascara.
      24. always use nivea lipcare blue one!
      25. shower daily, you are a woman, smell like one!
      26. never leave the house until you have checked for bogey, eye goop and lipstick at corner of mouths!
      27. always have tissue on you
      28. try not to eat anything big outside, save that for indoors, no one likes a woman who gorges on food in public!
      29. if you must eat,do not go to fast food restaurants go to a nandos and have your salad if you must! the atmosphere will make you feel more attractive.
      30. check your breath!
      31. keep toothpicks in your bag, and cotton buds...also a tampon!
      32. always smell good, its attractive.
      33. use dove original cream anti perspiring it works!
      34. blow your nose every morning after brushing teeth, it clears up any phlegm left in your throat or sinus.
      35. use your toothbrush and scrub your tongue till it goes pink, if there is any white or yellow its not clean. bad breath comes from having an uncean tongue as well as decaying teeth.
      36. put sudocream on spots before bed to dry them out
      37. clean your bellybutton twice a week with a cotton bud and some baby lotion
      38. clean ears with cotton bud and baby oil
      39. try ot to smoke after 11pm you will get a dry sore throat in the morning
      40. drink skimmed milk only its healthier and you will lose weight
      41. trim pubic hair weekly
      42. do not use feminine wipes! just have a wash!
      43. wash bras by hand they keep their shape longer, esp from la senza.
      44. new look has the best fashion for cheaper.
      45. dorothy perkins is actually very cool!
      46. learn how to cook, no one likes a woman who can't cook! not even women like women who can't cook!
      47. tidy up after yourself, even at home and esp at others homes.
      48. cover your mouth when yawning or coughing, its polite and 'sweet' to men!
      49. never get too drunk, its always a bad thing, do not follow your friends and don't think you will have the friends you have now, forever, you won't.
      50. when i was younger i never listened to what my father told me, now im a mother and my son wn't listen...rule 50 but by no means the last to be followed, always listen to your parents, they do know best, they are always right and they have all been there before. go to school, even if you hate it, it does pay off in the end,i never went and im unemployed at age 29 while my friends are earning over 40k a year! if you are pregnant at an early age, yes it will be the hardest thing you will ever do, try not to get pregnant so early, its not you who suffers, its the child. never let yourself 'go', the min you let it all go you have lost to the skinny cow who lives next door whose looking to take your man!! keep to the beauty rules and never over eat or drink too much.
      thanks!!


goop detox

Master Cleanse

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    How long after the master cleanse should i wait to eat normal again?
    After the master cleanse people suggest that you should eat raw foods in order to not gain the weight you lost back. How long should I do this for before I can start eating normally again?

    • ANSWER:
      The Master Cleanse will help you manage your eating habbits. When I did it I lost 30lbs(I did it 3x). I learned how to eat reasonable and cut all of my bad eating habbits.

      You don't have to eat raw foods only. Just eat right and work out to maintain your healthy weight.

  2. QUESTION:
    What is the Recipe for the Master Cleanse diet by the gallon?
    I am thinking about doing the Master Cleanse diet for 10 days to detox and drop some junk food weight that I know I have gained... I am going to be starting a diet of exercizing and eating right and I want to start fresh. Does anyone know what the recipe is to make this diet by the gallon so I can keep it in the fridge and not make it by the glass? N E help would be appreciated. THANX!

    • ANSWER:
      I don't recommend the master cleanse diet. Have you tried it before? I remember how last winter I wanted to do it for a week just for starters. The first day was so painful. I got such a bad headache and my breath got icky because I wasn't eating anything (did you know eating can actually help your breath to an extent?). I've read of other people complaining about the headaches and what not from doing that cleanse. I'd scratch it from your list of things to try because it's just not really worth it. If you want to clean out your system, try drinking senna teas like once (maybe even twice) every few weeks....much more effective.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  6. QUESTION:
    Is it dangerous to do the master cleanse program while on methadone maintenence?
    I am on day two of the master cleanse, but I am taking methadone daily because of a past addiction to opiates. Is this dangerous?

    • ANSWER:
      You really should address this question with your doctor. It can be dangerous and sometimes life threatening to do different things while on certain medications.

      Although the Master Cleanse is not a medicine or drug etc it does have an effect on your body so it should be reviewed with your doctor prior to starting.

      Good Luck.

  7. QUESTION:
    Is the Master Cleanse really as beneficial as it is made out to be? Why not just fast?
    I was planning on performing the Master Cleanse very soon, but after doing a bit of research, I've found some who argue that the same results could be achieved by simply fasting. If I was to leave out the lemonade drink, but perform the "salt water flush" and consume the tea daily, would I achieve the same results? What is it about the lemonade beverage that is so beneficial? Any information would be of great help. Thank you in advance.
    Sincerely,
    Re-L Cherie.

    • ANSWER:
      you would get the same results! i you would but the lemonade drink gives you energy and make you not hungry and it gets you through the day. If you just do the salt water you will be SOOOO hungry and i doubt you will be able to do that for long because of the hunger.. I did the master cleanse for 14 days and lost 22 lbs im so happy with my results i look great.. im a model so i had no choice

  8. QUESTION:
    How do I prepare for this master cleanse?
    I'm about to go on a 10 day master cleanse, in which you only consume a lemonade mix and nothing else.

    • ANSWER:
      You should be prepared for possible side effects, like dizziness and moodiness. You will need to go to the bathroom more frequently so you need to be somewhere close to a restroom the first couple of days. I am starting the master cleanse today, but am consumig fruits and veges, just as Beyonce did with her master cleanse.

  9. QUESTION:
    How long will it take to get a flat stomach with the master cleanse?
    Im 5'4 and 135lbs and im gonna take the master cleanse pretty soon and i wanted to know how long it would take to get a flat stomach if any of you knoww.

    thankss.

    • ANSWER:
      The master cleanse or starvation diet you are referring to is a calorie deficit program.
      You will lose a few pounds but when you start eating again you will probably gain more weight.
      The signal these starvation diets send the body is that there is no more food available. The body immediately stores any fat it can and begins to burn muscle mass for fuel, not the stored fat. Stored fat will be used as a last resort when needed.
      When you start eating again the body immediately stores any food as fat because it doesn't know when the next famine is coming. The complete opposite of what you are trying to accomplish.
      If you really want to lose some weight for good drink lots of ice water, 100 oz per day. Eat a healthy breakfast to kick start the metabolism. Eat a snack every two hours if possible. Eat three good meals a day, the largest at lunch. No food after 8 p.m. Maybe plain popcorn air popped or cooked in canola oil only.
      You need to eat tons of fiber. It cleans the system hourly and accelerates the metabolism.
      Eat to lose!
      Good luck

  10. QUESTION:
    How many of you done the master cleanse diet?
    Do you have to be on a diet while your on the master cleanse diet? Does it really work? On a scale of 1-10 what do you rate it? how much weight have you lose? is it fast? Do you still have to excercise? if i wanted to lose up to 25 pounds how long will i have to stay on it? thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      The main purpose of the Master Cleanse is not to lose weight but to detox. If you don't eat a healthy nutrient dense diet the master cleanse will not give you permanent weight loss. You will gain it all back. However the cleanse or any viable fasting program such as a water fast or juice fast will correct things like high blood pressure...

  11. QUESTION:
    Can I incorporate a salt-water flush and the Master Cleanse drink into my normal diet?
    I'm on day 1 of the master cleanse now, and I'm wondering if I can make the Salt Water Flush and the MC lemonade as part of my regular diet? Perhaps not doing the SWF every morning, but a few times a week? And perhaps drinking the MC lemonade a few times a day? Or would regular lemon-water be a better option for everyday?

    • ANSWER:
      No,
      the salt water flush is there to eliminate toxins DURING the cleanse - help the movement of intestines in absence of solid food, which would normally enable elimination.

      If you have a healthy balanced diet (especially rich in fibre), there is no need for you to resort to induced bowel movements. It would actually be a dangerous thing to do. Think of it as laxative abuse. Not only will you flush out all the essential nutrients from your body, you will also most likely irreversibly damage your body's ability to absorb them , but also you will become dependent on the flush to have a bowel movement. So you'd risk many problems arising if you decide to do that (digestive, malnutrition, bowel problems and even some types of cancer)
      So you can only make yourself ill by practicing this + it will be for nothing because of course it won't have the same effect as detoxing, because you need to immobilize the toxins (lemonade) but without taking any in (normal diet) i.e. it needs to be lemonade fast (basically the Master Cleanse only, for at least 10 days) So it is truly counter productive.

      As to the lemonade - again, it won't have the same effect. You could incorporate it to some extend.
      I have done this: Have a glass of lukewarm water with lemon and cayenne pepper first thing in the morning. Skip the maple as you don't need it - in the cleanse it serves as a source of energy, but you'll get energy from your normal diet. So yeh, you can drink that to get your digestive juices flowing and get your stomach ready for some food.

      If you want to detoxify, you could perhaps repeat the cleanse every 3-4 months. Remember that the Master Cleanse is a specially designed plan - all ingredients have a purpose and are combined in a way to bring you benefits and avoid harm.
      + if you did incorporate it into your diet and you were to do the cleanse again, it would not work as your body would have gotten used to it.

      Just enjoy the benefits of the cleanse now and after you finish it, make a lifestyle change and eat as healthy as possible (that's one of the outcomes of the cleanse anyway btw - you should crave the stuff that is good for you n not the junk)
      Your system will be refreshed and so will your energy levels - you will naturally eliminate more efficiently so you shouldn't need any help from external sources other than healthy diet.

      Oh and don't forget to break the fast right.

  12. QUESTION:
    Does the master cleanse diet actually works and if so what results did you get?
    I plan on doing the master cleanse for 14 days hoping to lose 20lbs and cleansing my system of impurities! After the 14 day is over I will do the raw food diet and start working out religiously to keep the weight off and shed more pounds! Please no negative comments of spam Thanks in advance!

    • ANSWER:
      Hi! I'm on the Master Cleanse right now. It's day 5, and I feel good. It's really hard, cause my family is eating all those yummy things, and I live on a lemonade :D. Day 4 was the hardest day for now, but i lost 4.4 kg (9.7 lbs.). I will do 10 more days and see what happens... Overweight people will lose more weight, so if you are a little bit heavier than a normal person, you'll lose a lot less weight than I did. Hope it works for you, just as it does for me. Cheerio! :)

  13. QUESTION:
    What type of lemon juice for the master cleanse diet?
    I want to do the master cleanse diet but would already squeezed lemon juice work for this diet?

    • ANSWER:
      Justina - Reads like "rocket scientist night" here on Yahoo tonight.
      I know you didn't ask whether you should or shouldn't but I will give you my opinion anyway.
      The master cleanse or starvation diet you are referring to is a calorie deficit program.
      You will lose a few pounds but when you start eating again you will probably gain more weight.
      The signal these starvation diets send the body is that there is no more food available.
      The body immediately stores any fat it can and begins to burn muscle mass for fuel not the stored fat (metabolism). Stored fat will be used as a last resort when needed.
      When you start eating again the body immediately stores any food as fat because it doesn't know when the next famine is coming.
      The complete opposite of what you are trying to accomplish.
      If you really want a healthy body for good drink lots of ice water, 100 oz per day. Eat a healthy breakfast to kick start the metabolism. Eat a snack every two hours if possible. Eat three good meals a day, the largest at lunch. No food after 8 p.m. Maybe plain popcorn air popped or cooked in canola oil only.
      You need to eat tons of fiber. It cleans the system hourly and accelerates the metabolism.
      Eat for health.
      Good luck.

  14. QUESTION:
    Does the Master Cleanse really work and is it safe?
    I am starting the Master Cleanse tomorrow which involves the homemade lemonade and detox system. has anyone tried it? Is it worth it? It seems hard but rewarding. Also, I have dance rehearsals all week so I need to have enough energy to not pass out. Will this be extremely difficult?

    • ANSWER:
      I agree with the last person about waiting. I have just completed it a couple days ago for my 3rd time. I truly do believe the master cleanse works and is safe for most people, people that are generally healthy to begin with. And yes, it's tough.

      From my experience, you will need a good 2 to 2 1/2 hours in the AM after you do the salt water flush to be near a bathroom, trust me on this one! Bowel movements can come out of nowhere! So if you work in the daytime, I would try go in a little late if possible. If you don't do the salt water flush on any day, the morning bathroom runs won't be that bad, but that kind of defeats the purpose.

      As for energy, the first day will be the worst, especially if you regularly drink coffee or regular tea, as you will your body will be going through caffeine withdrawal. You will be tired, and most likely will have a headache for most of the day.

      Day two should be better, but you will still have low energy until about day 4 or 5, until most of the bad stuff has left your body. 1st time doing it, could be up to 7 days until your energy increases.

      Don't forget the cayenne pepper (fresh as you can), this is important.

      The worst part of the cleanse is the salt water flush. If you can deal with that, the rest is a piece of cake, and you also might be dreaming of cake two days in, dreaming of all food, thinking of recipes, basically food will be on your mind constantly.

      Try to stay strong, and you will be glad you accomplished it. Your intestines will thank you for cleaning them out.

      Good luck!

  15. QUESTION:
    How much Will I lose on the master cleanse diet?
    I am 5'5 and 137lbs. How much will i lose on the master cleanse diet if i do it for 10 days?
    Also do people usually gain the weight they lost on the diet back after the diet is over?

    • ANSWER:
      The master cleanse diet will not increase your metabolic rate of how fast your body burns fat cells. It will cleanse the problematic abdominal areas to where you may loose between 5 and 10 pounds, but not a significant amount of weight as if you were working out doing cardio exercising that is the only way to increase your heart rate to in turn increase your metabolism. I would not be upset with 137lbs at 5'5" but if you are looking to loose on average of 5 more pounds, the master cleanse will most likely do the trick. To be upfront, if you workout on lets say a stationery bicycle or on a treadmill doing cardio - it will only take 2 weeks at the very maximum to loose 5 lbs or more. Good luck.

  16. QUESTION:
    Can you go to work and eat while doing the master cleanse diet?
    I want to start the master cleanse diet. i work at wells fargo and im a waitress at night for the most part i work about 7 days a week. i wanna do the cleanse for 10 days and i need to still be able to go to work during the day and evening. and i want to know if im allowed to consume any vegetables and fruits or juices like V8. any suggestions will help! thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      no the master cleanse is soo bad! its only for special occasions and if u want really fast results. You will start to gain the weight back plus more once u quit the master cleanse. it does work but its not healthy. you need to eat. just do a regular diet. that will cleanse ur body.

  17. QUESTION:
    What will happen to my birth control on the master cleanse?
    I am on my 3rd day of the master cleanse, and I am worried if the master cleanse will flush out the bc. I am on the depo povera ( every 3 months).
    I got my updated shot of this month.

    • ANSWER:
      what is the master clense?

  18. QUESTION:
    What happens if I exclude grade b maple syrup in the Master Cleanse recipe, will that not give me the benefits
    What happens if I include all the ingredients in the Master Cleanse (juice of fresh lemon, pure water, and cayenne pepper) except for the grade b maple syrup? Is that okay? Will I still reap the benefits that the Master Cleanse has to offer?

    Also, approximately how many pounds will I lose in 7 days? 10 days?

    • ANSWER:
      You need the syrup for energy without it you will not get the appropriate nutrients and will not be doing the cleanse properly. You will definitely look and feel much thinner. In the master cleanse book it says you will probably loose about 10 pounds. This will most likely be water weight.

  19. QUESTION:
    During the Master Cleanse is it normal to experience difficulty breathing?
    I am on day 8 of the master cleanse and the past two days I have found it difficult to breathe. When lying down, I am able to breathe much easier. Is this something that will past or has my body reached it's limit?

    • ANSWER:
      It is ****Never***** normal to experience difficulty breathing. You should get into your doctor as soon as possible. You should also consider seeking medical advice prior to starting any "cleanse" as it may be causing you to undergo complications.

      Don't let anyone tell you that this is normal, because if it is normal with this program, then the program is unsafe.

  20. QUESTION:
    How do I do the Master Cleanse diet?
    I want to do it the right way and links that I can print out would be awesome. A master cleanse diet buddy wold be great too!
    Also any tips or success stories would be great!

    • ANSWER:
      Please do your research!!

      Stanley Burroughs, who created the Master Cleanse, was not a doctor. He was a quack, and people have died from his "treatments".

      https://www.fastcase.com/Google/Start.aspx?C=efa07f7a9146458d22057ceb44ba070c0828aded0c84746f&D=d88dd62ffd202e5c2f45ecb8854e96705b89b992667f91d4

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

    • ANSWER:
      Detox pills, and detoxification and cleansing in general, are neither useful nor necessary unless you have had long-term narcotic use or are chronically constipated. Detoxification and cleansing has no proven medical benefits for the average person whatsoever. It will NOT help you lose any significant amount of fat. Your intestines are clean unless you use large amounts of muscle relaxers, or have serious digestive illness.

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

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

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

  23. QUESTION:
    Can you take advil or any other pain relief pill during the master cleanse diet?
    I am going to start the lemonade or master cleanse diet. I can tolerate the headaches can I take pain relief pill any time I have headache during the diet?
    can I stop it before 10 days if it gets too difficult for me?
    also if any one has any helpful advise about the diet I appreciate that.

    • ANSWER:
      Yes you could take pain relief for a headache.
      I haven't tried (nor would I do) the Master cleanse, all I can offer is a link with information and posts from people who have.

  24. QUESTION:
    How bad is it to eat during the Master Cleanse?
    Well I'm planning to go on the master cleanse. And I can only do it during the weekend, but I was hoping to also do it and eat regular food. Will it do anything bad or is it just pointless? PLEASE NO CRITISISIM!

    • ANSWER:
      I think that defeats the purpose of the cleansing diet.

  25. QUESTION:
    How exactly is the Master Cleanse Fast supposed to get rid of gallstones?
    I've read that the Master Cleanse can get rid of gallstones. Does it do it by dissolving the stones? If not, then why don't the stones just pass by themselves...even WITHOUT the master cleanse?

    • ANSWER:
      A kidney stone can be flushed because the stone may be in the urine stream. The force of the moving urine can force them out. The gallbladder does not work this way, there is no forceful flow of anything. When you eat a meal with fat, hormones signal the gallbladder to simply contract. This will empty the bile into the first part of the small intestine, through an orifice the diameter of a pencil lead. Stones will not leave the gallbladder, they can be the size of a shooting marble and some people have made jewelry out of them. So no flush will do anything only surgical procedures can remove them.

  26. QUESTION:
    Has anyone tried the master cleanse? How are you to drink it throughout the day?
    I would like to know for those who have tried the master cleanse, how you have managed to drink this cleansing potion throughout the day. Because for us who have busy lives I don't how we are supposed to have this drink ready to drink. I think the drink has to be lukewarm, no? I can see making bulk of this stuff but what happens when it has to be warm?

    • ANSWER:
      It doesn't have to be warm. I went to Bed Bath & Beyond and got a 74 oz jug that looks like a water cooler bottle. I made my mix in there for the whole day and just chugged on it all day. Good luck. It's a tough commitment, especially if you like to eat.

      The warm part is the salt-water solution you have to drink in the morning to get things moving. Good luck with that part. I think it was def the most difficult aspect of the cleanse because it tasted ghastly. The first time, I think I threw up.

  27. QUESTION:
    i want to start the master cleanse diet but i dont know where to start?
    i don't know if were allowed to eat. and what are the symptoms. how long should i do this. anyting so would you give me any information to help start. anyone who did the master cleanse would be better.

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

  28. QUESTION:
    Can i do a master cleanse with a thyroid problem?
    I am hypothyroid and i wanted to do the master cleanse diet, can i do this with my hypothyroid?

    • ANSWER:
      yes, you can cleanse. I have been working really hard to get a lean body. I go to the gym every day, watch what I eat, but still could not get the body I wanted. That was until I found this body cleansing stuff. I was able to get the great body I wanted in 9 days. I did a 9 day cleanse and lost 15 pounds and 17 inches, 3 inches from my waist! I had been working so hard for over a year to get this, and this program gave me what I wanted in 9 days. I found out that many body builders use this to get ready for competitions because the protein in the shakes builds muscle and the cleanse helps to get rid of the toxins stored in the fat cells. When the toxins are removed, the fat cells shrink and you definitely can tell in the way your clothes fit! I recommend this product for anyone wanting to get a better looking body quickly. I found out about it at this toll free number 1-877-587-4647. It is not a cheap program, but it is worth it! You can also get it at this website
      http://GetAnewBod.com

  29. QUESTION:
    Is it bad to do squats and crunches on the Master Cleanse?
    Im starting the master cleanse tomorrow and am very excited. But I heard it could be dangerous to do any kind of workout while on the cleanse. I was hoping to tighten up my mid section and thighs while on the cleanse but didnt know if it is dangerous or not considering I wont be taking in any protien. Any help?

    • 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 up to 10 pounds just by not eating. But it is only the weight of the food in your digestive system. At your current weight it will only be 2 or 3 pounds. So it does work. but it does not change your size. Pour the soda out of a bottle and the shape of the bottle doesn't change does it? Once you start eating again you just replace all the missing food in the system.
      The signal these starvation diets send the body is that there is no more food available. The body immediately stores any fat it can and begins to convert muscle and even organ tissue first for fuel instead of the stored fat. Stored fat will be used as a last resort when needed. The complete opposite of what you are trying to accomplish.
      There is no build up of bad plaque, toxins, or sludge in a normal, reasonably healthy system.
      If this was the case we would have people dying left and right from malnutrition since their small intestines couldn't absorb nutrients.
      The majority of the water from food and what we drink is reabsorbed through the colon, if our colons were clogged we would all be walking around looking like sponges right?
      Detoxing is ridding the system - liver, kidneys, and intestines of toxins both internal and environmental. Our liver and kidneys aren't clogged with toxins. Otherwise we would be dead. The liver does in fact get layered with fat if we become overweight.
      We "cleanse and detox" naturally 24 hours a day through respiration, sweat, liver, and kidneys.
      We can help by eating a healthy diet with minimal added sugar and salt. Lots of fresh fruit, vegetables, whole grain foods, beans, peas, and brown rice keep a system as healthy as it can be.
      Minimal alcohol, caffeine, soda.
      Read food labels. If you can't pronounce it, don't put it in your body.
      A healthy high fiber diet works every time.
      Increases the speed and efficiency of the digestive system and helps the body rid itself of both internal and environmental toxins.
      Cleanses actually flush out the beneficial bacteria and enzymes in the digestive system.
      Search "gut flora" to learn about the beneficial bacteria we need in our colon.
      We have more beneficial bacteria in our digestive systems than all the cells in our bodies!
      Did you know the digestive system is one of the largest contributors to our immune system?
      They don't tell you about the gas, cramping, and bloating you will experience when you start eating again and the body has to rebuild this bacteria population.
      Spend your money in the produce department.
      Good luck.

  30. QUESTION:
    How much can I lose in exactly 30 days while doing the master cleanse?
    has anyone heard of the master cleanse diet? how many poounds can you lose in 30 days if you do the master cleanse? like on average?

    • ANSWER:
      Initially the weight loss will be great but will tail off towards the end as your body gets used to the reduced calories.

      At a rough estimation I would say 40-50 pounds, although that all depends on how much weight you have to lose initially and how bad your diet was prior to taking on the cleanse.

      30 days on the cleanse is a big commitment, i would suggest initially aiming for 10 days if on day 10 you still feel committed, do another couple of days, then another etc.

      You will also need a lot of support, maybe sign up to a forum and post your daily thoughts?

      good luck!

  31. QUESTION:
    I want to start the master cleanse, how should i change my diet to prepare priorto the cleanse?
    I've been reading alot out there on "The Master Cleanse" or the "Lemonade Diet", I want to reap as many benifits with as little side affects as possible. A friend mentioned a week prior to consume an all veggie diet to prepare, anyone heard or tried this method? Is it required? What are it's benefits?

    • ANSWER:
      i have heard of this
      this is so that it is easier for you not to eat anything because you are cutting back the week before

  32. QUESTION:
    when do you start seeing results on the master cleanse?
    im on day 2 of the master cleanse but i feel the same i haven't seen any weight loss. what am i doing wrong? is it ok to skip the lemonade drink for one day (because i ran out of the maple syrup) but still do the salt water flush in the morning, the tea at night and drink plenty of water through out the day and start drinking the lemonade the next day? please help...
    i almost forgot can i use spring water?

    • ANSWER:
      You're not doing anything wrong, it takes time.
      And no, it's not ok to skip a day. That will fu*k up your metabolism for the cleanse, and you'll feel awful.
      And yeah, you can use spring or tap water.

      xoxo

  33. QUESTION:
    How do i succesfully do the "master cleanse" diet?
    I am trying to learn how to do the "master cleanse" or lemonade diet. I have done some research on it but want to see some input!
    Whats the best method?
    Are the laxatives important and why?
    What are the best ingredients?
    Does it actually work?

    Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      Try and think again, when so called celebs do it they have doctors, dietitians and domestic staff in attendance.

      "Master Cleanse Dangers
      The promise that people will lose 2 pounds a day may be true, but the possible side effects of master cleanse diet cannot be ruled out. Some common master cleanse dangers are listed below.

      Nutrient Deficiency
      For the proper functioning of your body, essential vitamins and minerals are also required, which we get from our daily diet. Although there are claims that these nutrients are present in lemon juice and maple syrup, it isn't sufficient to ensure proper and smooth functioning of the body.

      Metabolism Changes
      When a person follows a detoxification diet, there is insufficient intake of calories required to perform daily tasks. Since the consumption of carbohydrates is reduced, some of the muscles are converted to generate energy. This disrupts the metabolism rate of the body, slowing it down considerately.

      Diarrhea
      There are chances that the person may suffer from chronic diarrhea because of starvation during the master cleanse diet.

      Weight Gain and Over-eating
      After completing the master cleanse diet program, people have a tendency to over eat. As they haven't been able to eat for a long time, they immediately rush to eat all that they have missed. But this is again bad for health. People should ideally visit their dietitian and go in for a diet plan which helps the body restore itself. Also binge eating can result in the body gaining weight again, rendering the master cleanse diet useless.

      Since the master cleanse program cleans the colon, there are possibilities that certain useful bacteria being destroyed. Dehydration is a common side effect of the master cleanse diet, as water content in the body is reduced. No new muscles are formed in the body as there is no intake of proteins or carbohydrates during the fast.Insomnia, nausea, depression and craving are other master cleanse dangers."

      Our insides are not dirty, the body and the colon are self cleansing.

  34. QUESTION:
    the difference between doing the master cleanse and the one day barium cleanse for colostomy?
    I did the Master cleanse for 10 days and someone asked why 10 days and why not just do the barium for 1 day like they do for a colostomy. I could not find anything by searching the internet. any ideas?
    My question is not about if I should do it, it's what is the difference??

    • ANSWER:
      long term cleanses are not healthy, and do nothing for "cleansing", or weight loss. a single day cleanse for medical/surgical reasons is bad enough. i,ve had to do about seven cleanses for pre op surgical reasons. why anyone would voluntarily do this is beyond me. two of my surgeons, and my gym owner/trainer said specifically to never do any cleanse without a medical reason. they are tough on the entire body. the body cleanses itself automatically if you give it plenty of water and a healthy diet.

  35. QUESTION:
    how much plain water can you drink on the master cleanse?
    I am going on the master cleanse. I like to drink a lot of water and don't really want to measure how much I am drinking. Also can I use grade a maple syrup instead of grade b?

    • ANSWER:
      How much water you can handle depends on your body mass. Too much can kill you; you really only need about 1.2 liters per day.

      The maple syrup is simply a source of calories in the master cleanse diet; it stops you from starving at a faster rate than if it were not included. The grade doesn't matter - sugar is sugar as far as your body is concerned.

      See: http://www.everydayhealth.com/blog/zimney-health-and-medical-news-you-can-use/master-cleanse-diet-master-scam/

  36. QUESTION:
    what is the post master cleanse diet if i am stopping on 3rd day?
    I am stopping my master cleanse due to unexpected travel plans, should i follow the same steps for the ten day/two week cleanse or is there a short cut?

    thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      OMG! You should try "master cleanse diet". I have lost 9 pounds in just 11 days! It totally worked for me! There is a link to their website.

  37. QUESTION:
    Mixing the Master Cleanse with regular food to stretch the time from ten days to longer, would this work?
    I want to try the Master Cleanse diet.
    But I don't want to risk gaining all the weight after ten days if I go straight to regular/solid foods again.
    If I mix the two, lemonade and solid food, between the days, would I still get results?
    Like... instead of six to seven glasses a day, I drink 3. And small meals every now and then?
    Would this work out?
    I'll still do cardio everyday.

    • ANSWER:
      Firstly forget Stanley B.
      "Like modern-day diet scammer Kevin Trudeau, creator of the Master Cleanse Stanley Burroughs was plagued by accusations and lawsuits for his entire career. One patient, whom he convinced to ignore his doctor's advice for 30 days, actually died under his care. Burroughs was convicted of second-degree felony murder and felony practicing medicine without a license."

      You would do better to eat sensibly and exercise. The Master Cleanse is totally unhealthy.

      "Purposefully irritating your gastro-intestinal tract is never a good idea, but salt water flushing actually removes healthy, helpful bacteria from the lining of your colon. By engaging in this practice for an extended period of time, you are effectively wiping out one of your first lines of defense against infection and sickness."

  38. QUESTION:
    How much weight will I lose on the master cleanse diet?
    I'm planning on starting the master cleanse diet. Don't tell me how it's going to effect me or how it's. Or good for me... I know the side effects and I've done my research on it. I'm currently 210 pounds and 5'7 and I'm looking to get down to atleast 150 by the third week in JaN. because I'm going on vacation to the Bahamas. I just need to know if I would be able to lose at least 60 pounds by that time. Please don't say anything negative, all I'm wondering is if I'm capable to lose that much. And don't say even if I dolose it, that I'll gain it back because I'm going to ease out of the diet and not over eat after this diet like most people do. Thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      No, you won't be able to lose 60 pounds in just a month. We don't know for sure how much you could lose. You haven't given us enough information to figure it out. We would need to know your current weight, your height, your fitness level, how many calories you intend to consume each day, how long you work out, how intensely you work out, whether you are male or female, and so on. You need to have a calorie deficit of 3500 calories to lose a pound. You can go to this site and it will help you figure out how much you will lose but you do need to have specific information and you do need to count calories to a certain degree.

      http://www.freedieting.com/tools/calorie_calculator.htm

  39. QUESTION:
    What is the expected weightloss on the lemonade/master cleanse diet?
    I am on day 4 of the lemonade/master cleanse diet.
    I was just wondering if anyone has done this diet and how much weight they lost. For some reason I haven't lost anything yet and I am almost half way done. (10 day cleanse) I am kind of concerned.
    Thanks for any feedback.

    • ANSWER:
      I tried it. A lot of people from my work were on it and they said they lost a lot of weight. It was horrible. I tried it for I think 10-14 days (it was a while ago, i cant remember exactly). I lost 5 or 6 lbs on it, but it was not worth it to me-especially for what you have to do! I think maybe that the other people that I knew on it lost a lot more weight than me because they all had a lot more to lose than me. They were all very overweight. I am not, I do not have the much weight to lose, its more of a personal preference than a need. So I have heard it works, but I did not like it.

  40. QUESTION:
    can you substitute sea salt for epsom salt while on the lemonade master cleanse?
    My friend is starting the lemonade master cleanse. She doesn't know what kind of salt water flush to use and neither do I. She was told to use the sea salt but it wasn't really do the job. So she heard that the Epsom salt would work better but I thought that was used for the liver cleanse. Should she use that or the sea salt. Also what are some brand types for the sea salt?

    • ANSWER:
      You can use either sea or epsom salt for the flush. I would advise using the epsom salts because you will have MUCH better eliminations with the epsom salts.

      I don't know any brand names off hand, but I would suggest shopping at Whole Foods if you happen to have one in your area.

      I would also suggest you read an article on the Master Cleanse. I read it and found the information to be extremely helpful.

      I hope this helps!

  41. QUESTION:
    Will the Master Cleanse diet be affected if you do use different ingredients?
    I'm doing the Master Cleanse right now and I checked the internet last night and realized that I've been using Grade A maple syrup instead of Grade B. Also, this morning, I used lime juice instead of lemon juice.

    Will these slight changes affect the diet?

    • ANSWER:
      you can use honey and molasses too if you didn't have access to pure maple syrup.
      so the pure maple syrup you are using is fine.
      and limes are fine too.
      i got this info from the Detox Miracle Sourcebook.

  42. QUESTION:
    Can you eat during the master cleanse?
    I wanna know if you can eat during master cleanse because im doing it to lose weight but since im 11 i dont know how long im doing it for , maybe 3-5 days. Here are the things i wanna know if i can eat/drink-

    Hot sauce (0 calories)
    Ice cream (lol im pretty sure i cnt but its worth a try)
    fiber one bar ( fiber!)

    Lol can i eat these things and if not what can i eat?

    • ANSWER:
      If you want to follow the Master Cleanse diet strictly, then you are not supposed to eat anything at all during the whole time you are doing the diet.

      You should only take the lemonade drink plus do the saltwater flush or laxative tea.

  43. QUESTION:
    Is the Master Cleanse Diet a healthy way to lose weight?
    I'm considering doing the Master Cleanse Diet as a way of cleansing my body and a way of losing weight. If I do this, will I gain weight again after doing the cleanse?

    • ANSWER:
      The mistake a lot of people make is using this as a crash diet. It's a cleanse, and it's meant to be done slowly. When you get off of it, you can't just go back to eating whatever you want. If you do, your digestive system will hate you. Also, be very careful in trying to lose weight quickly. A number of people don't know this, but losing weight too quickly can cause gallstones, especially when your health isn't in an optimal state. I'll send you a link.

      http://digestive.niddk.nih.gov/ddiseases/pubs/gallstones/#2

      Please do additional research about going on a cleanse.

  44. QUESTION:
    How to avoid weight gain after master cleanse?
    Has anyone done the master cleanse and then after gained none or just a couple of the pounds back? How do i do it?

    • ANSWER:

  45. QUESTION:
    Is it common to feel ill while on the master cleanse/lemonade diet ?
    Well I've been on the master cleanse for three days now. I have been following the rules pretty well and I'm just wondering if its common to feel ill on it. The first two days I felt absolutely no sickness but this morning I got three hours of sleep and woke up really sick, dry heaving and everything. I have no fever however, I was just wondering if this is common on the master cleanse or is this just normal sickness caused by some sort of virus ?

    • ANSWER:
      Hi
      I felt weak for the first 3 - 4 days. I did feel ill when I think about it. I remeber having great difficulty I think on day 3 trying to consume the Lemon and syrup mix. This all passed however after day 4. Only other thing was there were a couple of nights were I just could not get proper sleep. i believe you are probably experiencing a normal condition associated with following the diet strictly.
      Good luck.
      i thought I would paste an answer to another question below as it may contain some usefull info (but maybe not) for you.

      I have just completed a similar detox (though I purchased the actual Madal Lemon Detox. the syrup is a combination of palm and maple.
      In the promotional booklet, I believe it mentioned that you should not spend more than 14 days on the cleanse without first seeking medical advice.
      The mix I used was 140ml with arround 4 - 6 lemons and 1/2 tsp of cayene pepper and added suffcient water to make 2 litres.
      I had a cup of Senna tea at night (for me this was gross) in the morning I used to drink 1 litre of water mixed with 3 teaspoons of sea salt. (this was drunk within about 10 minutes on an empty stomach) The sea salt mix travels through the body quickly and be sure to stay close to the toilet for about an hour.
      So per day, I had 1 litre of salt water, 1 - 2 litres of pure mineral water the 2 litres of prepared Lemon detox mix and the horrid Senna tea at night. ( it may just be a personal dislike of the Senna tea, as I havnt noticed anyone else complain about it)

      I stayed on this for the full 14 days. I had big difficulties up untill day 4 I felt weak, and my weight appeared to have actually increased!!
      After day 4, it became quite easy as if something in the body just switched over. I would have had no problem staying on it longer, but I thought 14 days was probably long enough without solid food.
      Incidently, I felt that I suffered significant muscle wasting using the diet. I did little or no exercise as my understanding is if you do a lot of exercise while on the diet you will lose muscle. This was the negative side.

      the positive side?? I did actually feel better physicaly and mentaly. I felt motivated and commenced an exercise program (after completion of the diet) and my weight loss?? Well I droped arround a stone in weight and the weight loss was noticed by everyone I new. So, for me it was worth while.
      Good Luck.

  46. QUESTION:
    Is it okay to make a gallon of the master cleanse for work?
    I am about to start the master cleanse and i will have to work in the afternoon so i was wanting to make a gallon and just keep it in the cooler at work so i won't run out. would you suggest this?

    • ANSWER:
      I lost my weight through diet and exercise.
      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 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 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.

  47. QUESTION:
    How many calories in the Master Cleanse drink?
    I was just wondering how many calories were in the master cleanse drink, i've tried to find it everywhere and can't, i even went out and bought a book about it. I obsessively count calories and when i can't i don't eat it so i would really like to know, just to ease my mind.
    I do not need weight loss tips, trust me, it's a horrible thing to tell me.

    • ANSWER:
      It is 60 calories per glass (approx 250mL)
      It's on the side of the bottle in you buy the maldal bal tree syrup, but the calories are the just the same if you use maple syrup because they are very simler energy value.

  48. QUESTION:
    Does the lemon diet/master cleanse also work without taking the sea salt solution?
    I'd like to do the master cleanse soon but the thought of having to flush down sea salt makes me sick already. Does anyone have any experience whether the detox still works if I only drink laxative tea but no sea salt?

    • ANSWER:
      Hi Songbird;
      The cleanse will work fine if you avoid the salt water flush and use a laxative tea instead. Drink the tea at night before you go to sleep. Wishing you health!

  49. QUESTION:
    What happens if you eat solid foods immediately after master cleanse?
    On my last day of the master cleanse and currently away from home. All I have available to me is solid foods. I need to know what will happen if i begin eating regular solid foods tomorrow

    • ANSWER:
      I started on solids straingt after and I got really bad indigestion and ended up vominthing, it was awlful I strongly suggest you take it SLOWLY if solid food is all you have avaible make sure you only eat a tiny ammount to begin with.

  50. QUESTION:
    Can someone give me all the ingredients for the diabetic master cleanse?
    I'm a pre diabetic, please don't say not to do it. I have made up my mind to do the cleanse. I've done it before when i wasn't a pre diabetic. Does anyone know ALL the ingredients to the diabetic master cleanse?

    I would appreciate it!

    • ANSWER:
      The Diabetic Master Cleanse is a revolutionary diet system that was designed by Stanley Burroughs to detox and cleanse your body in just 10 days, all naturally and not damaging your health like some of the other detox diets do.

      The system does work, very well. But first you need to know the master cleanse directions before you can do it properly.

      1.) The Ingredients

      The main secret weapon of the master cleanse is the famous lemonade drink. You will need to make sure you have water, fresh lemon juice, cayenne pepper, grade b maple syrup and sea salt.

      2.) The Recipe

      Next you need to mix the ingredients (preferably using a blender) so that you have:

      2 tbsp of Lemon Juice
      2 tbsp of syrup
      1/10 tsp of red cayenne pepper
      10 oz pure water (mineral, not tap water!)
      1 tsp sea salt

      Once all of this is properly mixed together and you have your lemonade mixture, move onto the next step of the master cleanse directions.

      3.) How to drink it

      Now you have the drink, you need to consume the drink around 4 times per day. Good times for this are usually breakfast, lunch, dinner and before bed. You need to drink a good glass full each time and you can eat normally (but healthily!) and don't have to starve yourself or anything horrible like that.

      4.) Keep going for 10 days

      Yes, in just 10 days this great diet will have cleansed and detoxed your body and you should be feeling a lot better both physically and mentally. It really is that powerful and starts to work very quickly indeed.


master cleanse

What Is The Best Detox

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. 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.

  2. QUESTION:
    What is a good detox for cleaning your system?
    Just wondering what types of detox can be recommended for cleaning out your body of toxins. A detox that prepares you for a new diet or even weight loss?

    • ANSWER:
      i recommend certain types of organic teas without any sugar. there are teas for fasting and detox which do the trick. They usually contain dandelion and dont taste the best.

  3. QUESTION:
    How to pay for detox from perscription drugs?
    My mom is addicted to Norco and Xanax. She desperately wants to get off, but all these detox programs in our area cost thousands of dollars we don't have. She is currently living off of SSI and I am a full time college student. Is there some way we could do this cheaply or for free? Are there any charities out there that do this kind of thing for people? She's been addicted for over five years and her health is starting to deteriorate as a result. She's tried cold turkey, as well as every relevant phone number in the book (including local churches). It seems like we've exhausted every possible option we know of. Any suggestions?
    I live in northern California, San Fransisco Bay Area

    • ANSWER:
      There are programs available that are free. You did not mention the state you live. I had a family member who was addicted to prescription drugs and the detox (2 week stay) was free. She was receiving little income before her treatment,,so I'm not sure if low-income was a factor.

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

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

      http://fatsoweightloss.com/

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

  5. QUESTION:
    How do I make a good home made body detox/cleanse?
    I want to detox / cleanse my body. I heard a lot of fat and toxins are stored and it's a good way to rid the body of you cleanse or detox. Are there any home made cleansing syrups or drinks you can make? What are the ingredients and how often to you drink them and for what length of time?

    • ANSWER:
      Your diet can be your detox! Eating a frugivore diet is the best way to help regenerate cells and restore great health. Reversing acidosis is the #1 choice for true detoxing. When we eat a diet consisting of 80% (of total calories daily) fruit, 15% greens and 5% good fats, we alkalize our bodies. If a person is very acidic and sufferers with dis-ease, they may also want to add some herbs or pure herbal formulas.

  6. QUESTION:
    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.

  7. QUESTION:
    What detox system works the best for cleansing your body of marijuana?
    My parents are making me take a drug test before I get my car back. Until then I am unable to leave the house. I want to buy a detox kit, but it has to be somewhat cheap and I have to be able to buy it at a store. Do they even really work?
    Whats the best kind and where do I get it?

    • ANSWER:
      Heres a few things to keep in mind - as far as I know, you can only buy detox kits online. Think about it, do you think the corner store is going to carry "hey, you took illegal drugs, heres a kit to pass the drug test!"... yeah, I dont think so either. If you do buy a kit, be prepared for it to cost you anywhere from for urine detox to to up to a couple of hundred dollars for detox kits that you buy online. And.. from what I know, no they dont really work. Theres no definite testing that shows that detox kits work, and most require you to drink tons of water with them - which in itself is shown to help remove traces from your system.

      My advice - hang onto your money. These things are scams for desperate people who are willing to try anything. Dont play into their trap.

      Also if youre getting a hair analysis test, you are for lack of better terminology, screwed. Traces will remain in your hair follicles for 6 months or more, and nothings going to detox it out.

  8. 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!

  9. QUESTION:
    How well do detox products made for passing drug tests work?
    I have smoked marijuana roughly everyday for a couple months. I'm going to have a drug test in about two weeks and am looking at some detox products on the web. I have heard anecdotal stories that people have used these products and still tested dirty. So i'd like to know if any actually work to make you test clean, and if so what is the best one? Thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      Dont listen to dumbass Laredo... he doesnt know wat hes talkin bout... detox works.. a gift from god for daily smokers.. i personally havnt had to use them.. but my buddies use it all the time... they smoke even the day b4 the test... just go to your nearest head shop (hippie store).. and ask them for detox... explain to them your situation and they'll direct you to the right product. ( the head shop i go to are open to discussions like that... idk how urs will be)

  10. 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.

  11. 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.

  12. 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!

  13. 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.

  14. 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

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

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

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

  16. QUESTION:
    Are the Beats by Dre Detox Pro any different then the original Pro besides limited edition and color?
    I am really considering getting the Beats by Dre Detox Pro...but before I spend 500 on some headphones I want to know are they any different from the original Pros quality wise or are they just more because they're limited edition? Please help!

    • ANSWER:
      Detox are the same as Pros beside color. Sound quality is the same.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    • ANSWER:
      Hi There,

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

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

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

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

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

      Good Luck!

  19. QUESTION:
    What is the best detox to kick off a health kick?
    I am wanting to do a weekend to a week length detox to start a health kick because i am feeling quite 'blegh' lately with eating rubbish. Does anyone has any suggestions that don't cost the earth with ingredients etc?? Has anyone had weightless success on one??

    • ANSWER:
      Planning to undergo detox will not require you much time and effort to do. You can simply do it only at home. To give you an idea, liver, skin and your intestines play big roles in detoxification process. So you need to think ways on how to make them healthy. Provided the question that you have posted, here are some tips you can use to make your body healthy and detoxify the wastes successfully.

      1.Increase your water intake with at least 8 glasses up to 2 liters a day.
      2.Avoid drinking alcoholic drinks or reduce it into moderate amount if you can’t avoid it.
      3.Keep away from franchised foods or canned goods.
      4.Eat green leafy vegetables and 2 varieties of fresh fruits at least twice or thrice a day.
      5.Take appropriate and enough time of rest to avoid stress.
      6.Do simple exercise like breathing, walking or walking up and down the stairs. This would allow you skin to reopen and a chance to flush out any toxic materials through your skin.
      7.Take shower and make bowel movement regularly.

      With these basic and simple ways, you would be able to make it and successful detox yourself. No need for big amount of money, just self-discipline

  20. QUESTION:
    What is the difference between OROVO and OROVO DETOX?
    Orovo just released a new product called OROVO Detox. Does anybody know if it works as well as the original, and what the difference is?

    • ANSWER:
      The Orovo SuperFoods Supplement is a revolutionary new combination of the best ten superfoods in the world: barley, acai, cayenne pepper, buckwheat, flaxseed, alfalfa sprouts, lactobacillus acidophilus, soybean, garlic, and wheat grass. It also includes green tea, alpha-lipoic acid, DMAE, and Idebenone. What this means for you is a wrinkle erasing, acne fighting, weight loss supplement and that also combines antioxidants, vitamins and minerals all in one easy-to-take pill...

      Orovo Detox contains original 10 SuperFoods plus 31 of Mother Nature's BEST TOXIN Removing SuperDetox Agents.
      The 31 Toxin Removing SuperDetox Agents are: Aloe Vera ,Alpha Lipoic Acid , Apple Cider Vinegar , B6
      Buchu Leaves , Couch Grass
      Dandelion, DMAE,Ginger
      Grape Seed , Grapefruit Seed
      Green Tea,Idebenone, Juniper Berries
      Lemon , Licorice Root,
      Magnesium Stearate,
      Mangosteen, Milk Thistle
      Noni Fruit, Papaya Fruit
      Parsley Leaves, Peppermint Leaves
      Pomegranate, Pomegranate Leaves
      Potassium Gluconate, Raspberry
      Red Clover, Sage Leaf
      Senna Leaf, and Uva Ursi .

      This is a lot of ingredients in one pill. I'm interested myself if anyone has tried it for a month and what exactly were the results. I'd also like to know the starting and ending weight of the participants. I'll continue to search the net, but I'd like some real-life testimonials before I invest.

  21. 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.

  22. 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!

  23. QUESTION:
    Is it safe for a 13 year old to apple detox to get rid of acne?
    Is it safe for a 13 year old to apple detox to get rid of acne? If you don't know what apple detoxing is, it basically mean you only eat and drink and apples and water for 3 whole days, nothing else, and only 3 days. Apparently it helps get rid of acne for several weeks.

    • ANSWER:
      I think that a fruit and juice detox is a great idea! HOWEVER, there is a correct way to do such things.

      Acne and most other skin conditions are the result of acidosis of the body. I don't care how much you wash your face, even with the most expensive products, this will not cure your acne. Acne, psoriasis, eczema, etc. is the skin reacting to the acids coming out of the body. Your skin is like your third kidney and whenever your kidneys are overwhelmed with filtering the lymph (where acids build up), your skin takes over some of the work. When you think of it, it's good that the acids are coming out and not festering inside the body. BUT, what we want to do here is alkalize the body (reversing acidosis so that skin conditions won't happen - the kidneys can do their job efficiently without the help of the skin).

      So, how does one go about alkalizing the body? The best course of action is a diet change: Eating and juicing fruits are key! Do you have a juicer? If not, you can find them everywhere, even used ones, if money is an issue. When you juice fruits as opposed to eating them, you are getting ample enough of your daily caloric requirements - juices are more concentrated nutrition also. Fruit is the best energizers, alkalizers and have the best astringent properties! In fact, fruit is the perfect food for humans! However, store-bought bottled juices are not an ideal option for this kind of alkalizing cleanse - heat required to process the fruit for bottling has depleted vital nutrients especially enzymes, for one thing. If you are going to drink juices, make fresh ones for optimal results.

      Now, you heard or read somewhere to eat/drink apples only. You might want to consider adding grapes and lemons to that detox. All 3 are great detoxifiers and you will be getting a much greater variety of nutrients. Mix and match them to your taste. You may even want to add an inch of ginger root to the juices for a nice kick. Just know that sometimes when you do a detox like this, things may get worse before they get better.... but the fact is, they WILL get better! It really wouldn't hurt you to do this detox diet for a week or so.... just listen to your body.

      I hope all of this info helped you to understand what is really going on in your body and how to correct it. If you have any other questions, you may pm me, I'd be happy to help you through this, if you may so choose. Good luck!

  24. QUESTION:
    How long does someone usually have to stay in a Detox place?
    My boyfriend went into Detox and he has been in there for 5 days. Any idea how long they are usually in there? I miss him. I know that this is what he needs so however long it takes is fine. I am just wondering. They don't give out any info for privacy purposes of course.

    • ANSWER:
      As some have answered, it takes a different amount of time to withdraw from different drugs and it may depend on how long they have used them.

      Then, it also depends on whether the person is only in to detox or whether the person is also in to get treatment as this takes longer. Of course, as far as treatment goes, how long of an inpatient treatment a person may get also depends on how long insurance or someone else will agree to pay for.

      I'm sorry I have no real answer for you. I hope that something I have written has been helpful.

      If your b/f has parents who are involved with him, they might have some idea of how long he will stay in detox.

  25. 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.

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

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

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

  27. 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.

  28. QUESTION:
    What are the risks of eating ,,heavy'' food after a massive detox?
    I am currently on a detox diet called ,,oshawa'' which is basically 10 days of eating nothing but rice and wheat and drinking water. I did it before and I felt amazing and refreshed each time I finished the ten days. However, after this diet it is recommended that the person eats only fruits and vegetables for a 3-5 days and then add dairy and then, in a week one shall add meat. I have to go to a wedding which takes place one day after I finish this diet. I am aware that will not be healthy , but what could happen to the body if you eat meat and fatty food suddenly after such a diet? Thank you!

    • ANSWER:
      That doesn't sound like a detox diet. Grains are very starchy. Yes, they have fiber if they are whole grain variety, but you need to eat lots of fruits and veggies with them. Otherwise, they can actually clog your digestion, not clean it out. Eating heavy foods after that would lead to severe cramping and constipation. Plus grains are much easier to digest than meats and heavy foods so you may even throw up if your body rids itself of what it can't handle.

  29. 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!

  30. QUESTION:
    Is it possible to lose an autism diagnosis after a year of diet and detox?
    Jenny McCarthy claims that her son Evan lost his "Autism Diagnosis" after a year of diet and detox. Is this really possible? My understanding is that either you have it or you don't there is no in between. Looking for some medical professionals answers here.

    • ANSWER:
      True autism, that which is genetic, would remain after a year of diet and detox, although their compliance and ability to control their own behaviour would improve on the diet.

  31. 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.

  32. 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.......

  33. 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  36. QUESTION:
    How long does a detox diet take to show results?
    k so i just started a detox diet yesterday...today sucks...i woke up with stomach cramps, and i had diarrhea.yuck.....i feel really tired and weird...i know this is your body cleaning itself out but how long does this last? and i was wondering how long it takes to see results from a detox diet? Anyone who has been through one? any tips???

    my diet consists of:
    green tea(no sugar, no anything, just the tea)
    fruits,
    vegetables and,
    lots and lots of water.

    i will be doing this diet for 1 month.

    • ANSWER:
      Fad diets, starvation diets, fasting, and diet pills do not work. Any diet that is temporary will only produce results that are temporary at best.

      Losing fat any faster than about 4 lbs a week is impossible. Any additional weight you might lose would either be water weight, or your muscle atrophying.

      The only way to lose fat is a complete lifestyle change where you stop doing what made you obese in the first place and adopt healthy eating and exercise habits for the rest of your life.

      Detox pills, and detoxification and cleansing in general, are neither useful nor necessary unless you have had long-term narcotic use or are chronically constipated. Detoxification and cleansing has no proven medical benefits for the average person whatsoever. It will NOT help you lose any significant amount of fat. Your intestines are clean unless you use large amounts of muscle relaxers, or have serious digestive illness.

  37. QUESTION:
    How dose detox work for alcoholics in a hospital?
    I drink too much and cannot stop right now to get the never up to go to AA.How does detox work?

    • ANSWER:
      IN the ER and on standard hospital floors we have a scale used to tell what level of detox a patient is going through and what medication and amount is needed to help. The CIWA scale measures a variety of indicators such as nausea/vomiting (including frequency and severity), pulse, blood pressure, tactile disturbances (pins and needles feelings), tremor severity, visual and auditory disturbances, sweating, anxiety, agitation, light sensitivity, headache, level of orientation/disorientation, etc. These can be observed by the nurse and/or reported by the patient. Based on these assessment, the patient is given a score. That score indicates what and how much medication is needed for the patient and how soon the patient needs to be reassessed, depending on if the score is rising, falling or remaining constant.

      The generalized idea is to control the symptoms of withdrawl from the start, while they are manageable before the patient experience severe symptoms of withdrawl that can possible lead to seizures, suffering, pain and even death.

      Find a treatment center and get the help you need - this site can offer help for all forms of substance abuse, not just alcohol.
      www.findtreatment.samhsa.gov

  38. 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.

  39. 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

  40. QUESTION:
    What is the best way to detox before a drug test?
    I'm not exactly sure when i will be drug tested but i need to detox asap.
    i smoked weed like a few days ago and REALLY need to pass this drug test in order to stay in school. please help!

    • ANSWER:
      I'll tell you my inexpensive secret! see the head shops will charge you like bucks for those nasty tastingdrinks (and they are discusting)

      see this way you dont detox...first drink water so you pee all the bad stuff out then you just get clear gellitan at the grocery store and mix it with water and drink it, it will coat your stoach. then drink water (to pee out for the drug test)

      the water will not mix with toxins in yourr body and you will pass every time! but be sure to do it bout an hour before.

  41. QUESTION:
    What raw fruits and veggies should I eat while doing a 3 day detox?
    Im familiar with how a 3 day detox works but, I'm not sure of what fruits and veggies I should eat for those 3 days.

    Any help?

    Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      For a week or so before your three day detox diet, prepare your body for the diet by eliminating alcohol and caffeine from your diet. Limit or eliminate your intake of "junk food," sugar, and red meat. Increase your intake of fresh fruits and vegetables. Drink at least ten glasses of water each day.

      During the 3 day detox diet, drink nothing but filtered water. If you like, you can add a little fresh-squeezed organic lemon juice to the water. This will help flush the toxins out of your system. Eat light meals of steamed vegetables, fresh organic fruit, and a little brown rice.

      Do some moderate exercise during your detox diet. It will improve your circulation, helping the toxins to leave your body, and sweating will help flush toxins from your body. Make sure to drink plenty of water so you stay well hydrated, though.

      Following the three day detox diet, don't rush out to McDonald's. Eat lightly for the next several days. Eat fresh fruits and vegetables. Soups are good. Continue to drink at least ten glasses of water each day.

      You can use an herbal supplement along with the 3 day detox diet to increase its effectiveness. Dandelion is a good herb to use, because it has a diuretic effect, meaning it helps flush toxins from your system, and it also supports liver functioning.

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

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

  43. QUESTION:
    Will a three day raw fruit and vegetable detox help me lose weight?
    I'm 5'2 and I weigh about 137 lbs (62 kgs). I'm also female. I'm planning to only eat raw fruits and vegetables for the next three days. I'm hoping this will kick start my weight loss but also clear my skin and body. I've read that you can lose up to 6lbs on this three day detox but I somehow don't believe that. How much weight will I lose? Do I need to keep on this longer than three days? Is it safe to do so?

    • ANSWER:
      Detox isn't necessarily healthy but a lifestyle change would help you reach that. 3 days doesn't last but a lifestyle change will last forever. Research first before hopping in with your detox.

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

    • ANSWER:
      Hello,

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

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

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

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

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

      Good Luck!

  45. QUESTION:
    When will I start to see detox symptoms?
    I have been on the raw food diet for 3 days and am waiting for detox symptoms to show up. I just want these things to happen to let me that I am detoxing and I can clean myself up faster.

    • ANSWER:
      No such thing as "detox".
      That's hype.

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

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

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

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

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

  47. QUESTION:
    What is a good natural, supplement free detox for the kidneys and liver?
    I want to avoid taking any supplements as i have a heap of allergies so i was thinking lots of water and vege juices etc. any ideas?
    Alternatively, how important and beneficial are the common detox supplements ie. milk thistle etc. for this sort of thing.

    • ANSWER:
      I like the old fashion mixture of apple cider vinegar, honey, lemon, cayenne, and water. mix a gallon in these parts and drink every day for 1 week.

      3/4 gal. water
      3 tbsp. Honey
      dash of cayenne
      fill the rest of the gallon with the apple cider vinegar

      It is good for detox and boosts metabolism. I would recommend a mostly vegan diet during this time. Use a lot of nuts or natural nut butter for protein. Grains in the morning, peanut butter at lunch, salads for dinner. Fruit and vegetables for snacks. I do this twice per year for detox and also recommend it to my patients. I also use supplements but it is not necessary. If you want more info on a regular healthy diet and exercise program I will send you my e-book for free. just let me know. Good luck.
      Dr. Bryan Schuetz

  48. QUESTION:
    What is the best way to detox and get started living healthy?
    I need to lose weight and I know eating healthy will do that for me because I lose weight every time I eat well. Thing is I have been so busy that my eating habits have been bad and I need to detox from fast food, junk food and salt.

    • ANSWER:
      detox by eating protein, fish, chicken, vegetables, water, and exercise. avoid "detox" products. they are expensive laxatives only. and your kidneys and liver are the detoxifying organs in your body. eating/sleep/exericise and the wt will come off. you can be malnourished from junk food, processed foods, which is all up and down the grocery store aisles. the real food is on the perimeters of the store if you notice. The shelved foods will stay there forever, there are so many preservatives in them. can't believe they bother to put an expiration date on them or eat by date. as this junk will rarely go bad.

  49. QUESTION:
    How long does it take for detox pills not to show up on a drug test?
    I'm looking for a job but I know I will be drug tested if a place decides to hire me. I havent smoked in a week and i've been taking AZO cranberry pills and drinking tons of water a day. I hear getting detox pills or something like it will clean out your system but will also show up on a drug test. How long will it stay in your system to show that you took some sort of detox?

    • ANSWER:
      Yes, detox products can alter human urine. A lot of the detox products do nothing, but the ones that do work will change your urine. If the person testing you uses an "Adulteration Test" they can see if you provided a "good urine sample". That is, a urine adulteration test performed will show that there is something unusual about your urine: creatinine, nitrite, PH, etc. levels may be off and show them that you have “altered” your urine sample. They will then probably throw out the test and call it positive. For more information, see http://www.uatests.com/types-of-drug-tests/urine-adulteration-test.html - complete information on urine adulteration, altered urine samples.

  50. QUESTION:
    Why do I have bad nightmares only when I wear detox foot patches?
    Since I started using detox foot patches I have been having the worst nightmares. I wake up during the night and walk around the house to try and get rid of it and then when I go back to sleep I continue the same dream. It has been happening every night except for the nights I forgot to put on the patches. Is it a coincidence or could it be related? All the sites say there are no side effects.

    • ANSWER:
      The real question is, why would you buy into a scam like "detox foot patches"? Those foot patches aren't collecting anything from your body, they collect dirt from walking around. You had might as well call socks "detox foot patches", because they do the same thing. As for the nightmare, no they're not related.


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Vinegar Detox

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    What is the most effective way to pass a drug test?
    I'm no Michael Phelps, but I am a division 1 swimmer, and the NCAA is rumored to be on campus, preparing a drug test for a random team(s) at my university. If I fail (have more than 15 ng/mL of thc in my urine), then I get a loss of 1 year of eligibility, a big deal to someone like me who cares a lot about their sport. I am a recreational pot smoker and have been since high school. I smoke probably about half a gram 2 out of every 3 days or so. I do also take fairly frequent week long breaks from smoking. I am about 6ft 190 lbs with very little body fat, as I do work out 4-5 hours everyday. There are a few ways that I've heard about to detox my body.

    1. Niacin detox ( http://www.ehow.com/how_8165011_use-clean-thc-out-system.html )
    2. 72 hour vinegar-water detox ( http://www.rollitup.org/toke-n-talk/165598-72-hour-thc-detox.html )
    3. flush your system the old fashioned way (with water and vitamins found in gatorade or other sports drinks)
    4. Oil Change (not sure how credible that one is)

    but basically what I need is for someone who has more knowledge than me to help me decide which course of action is best. I'd greatly appreciate any answers, but time is of the essence, so please hurry if you could.

    • ANSWER:
      Joey, time is the only thing that will get the thc out of your system, the only thing. So called detoxers show up as masking agents and are an automatic fail.

      Niacin would help you beat tests from 15-20 years ago, but it doesn't help at all on modern tests.

      Like another person said, you want to pass a drug test, don't use drugs.

      A simple concept yet so hard for many to grasp.

  2. QUESTION:
    I have a drug test in two days for thc. How do I pass?
    I need quick, affordable, and effective results. I am overweight, so I know that thc likes to cling to fat cells...other than water, vinegar, detox teas, and sweating, what else? Is there something else someone can tell me? Thank you.

    • ANSWER:
      So glad I watch Spike TV's Blue Mountain State!

      Are you familiar with an Oil Change? Season 1 Episode 12: Piss Test.

      All you have to do is get your hands on clean piss. Pee everything out of there, and get some plastic tubing. Have you ever seen the kind for a fish-tank air pump? Okay, so you stick that down your urethra, until the resistance stops. That means you made it down your penis and into the bladder. Now you take a syringe with the clean piss and shoot it down the tube until you have a reasonable amount. Also, make sure the piss donor is clean and has no illnesses or infections.

  3. QUESTION:
    Do detox drinks really work for getting rid of THC?
    I purchased a bottle of "ProTox" in attempts to detox myself for a drug test.

    It's been about 10 days, since I smoked and I haven't smoked before that in a very long time.

    I hear from some people that this just masks my urine and some companies will see this and "bad" things happen?

    • ANSWER:
      I am a former Medical Marijuana patient. None of those kits work. They do one thing, they waste your money. People have tried water, teas, coffee, cranberry juice, various herbs, vinegar, niacin, excersise, sweating, not eating, AZO cranberry pills. They know if you had diluted your urine, they know if you had taken niacin (it doesn't affect the test, but is an instant red flag, 'gottcha'). People try to use someone else's pee. They put temp sensing dots on the specimen cup. It changes color if you use cold urine. They know everything that people have tried to fool tests, and have designed the tests to catch you.

      I never kept it a secret, so I was never tested. I had used marijuana as a medication when my doctors had told me that they had nothing to offer me. Go home and die, they had said. I was living in a small town in IA then. The local police are decent folk. I had smoked with a lady who had a pinched nerve in her spine. She was allergic to all Rx pain meds. She used marijuana to treat pain. The local police had left all medical marijuana patients in peace. No law was needed, just decency, and the local police are great human beings. They catch the sex perverts, and the dangerous nuts. Glad to have them around.

  4. QUESTION:
    What are good things to put in apple cider vinegar?
    I LOVE vinegar for some reason, but I'm running out of things to put in it. Any ideas?

    • ANSWER:
      BEAUTY:

      Hair: It is widely known that apple cider vinegar can be used as a rinse for your hair after shampooing to add healthy body and shine. Recycle an old shampoo bottle and fill it with 1/2 a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar and a cup of cold water. Pour through your hair after shampooing several times a week.

      Face: Did you know that apple cider vinegar can help regulate the pH of your skin? Dilute apple cider vinegar with two parts water, and spread the concoction over your face with a cotton ball as a toner. You can do this at night after washing, and in the morning before you apply your moisturizer. You can also dab apple cider vinegar directly onto age spots and leave them on overnight to lighten their color.

      Hands and Feet: Are your hands and feet feeling tired and swollen after a long day? Treat yourself to a personal spa massage by rubbing apple cider vinegar onto them.

      Sunburn: Suffering from a bad sunburn? Add a cup of apple cider vinegar to your bath and soak for 10 minutes.

      Teeth: Did you know that apple cider vinegar can help remove stains from teeth? Rub teeth directly with apple cider vinegar and rinse out.

      Aftershave: Fill a bottle with equal parts apple cider vinegar and water and shake to blend.

      HEALTH:

      Weight-Loss: For daily weight and pH balance maintenance, add 2 teaspoons of apple cider vinegar to 16 oz of water. Sip this concoction throughout the day.

      Detox: Add 2 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar to a 1 or 2 liter filtered water bottle. Drink this throughout the day to cleanse your body and kidneys all day long.

      HOME AND PETS

      Cleaning: Mix 1/2 cup of apple cider vinegar with 1 cup water. You can use this concoction to clean microwaves, bathroom tiles, kitchen surfaces, windows, glasses and mirrors. This mixture also works as a disinfectant.

      Flea Reduction: Rub apple cider vinegar onto your pet’s skin. Add a little bit of apple cider vinegar to their water. Spray apple cider vinegar, diluted 50 percent with water, onto your pets and onto your furniture to repel the presence of fleas.

  5. QUESTION:
    What is a good natural, supplement free detox for the kidneys and liver?
    I want to avoid taking any supplements as i have a heap of allergies so i was thinking lots of water and vege juices etc. any ideas?
    Alternatively, how important and beneficial are the common detox supplements ie. milk thistle etc. for this sort of thing.

    • ANSWER:
      I like the old fashion mixture of apple cider vinegar, honey, lemon, cayenne, and water. mix a gallon in these parts and drink every day for 1 week.

      3/4 gal. water
      3 tbsp. Honey
      dash of cayenne
      fill the rest of the gallon with the apple cider vinegar

      It is good for detox and boosts metabolism. I would recommend a mostly vegan diet during this time. Use a lot of nuts or natural nut butter for protein. Grains in the morning, peanut butter at lunch, salads for dinner. Fruit and vegetables for snacks. I do this twice per year for detox and also recommend it to my patients. I also use supplements but it is not necessary. If you want more info on a regular healthy diet and exercise program I will send you my e-book for free. just let me know. Good luck.
      Dr. Bryan Schuetz

  6. QUESTION:
    How much vinegar would I need to drink to pass my urine drug test?
    And does advil help mask it too? Also let me say only if you know what you're talking about because I know this trick does work just need to know how much to drink to mask it without changing the ph too much, don't come in here talking about stupid detox drinks.

    • ANSWER:
      Drinking vinegar to fool a drug test is a myth.

  7. 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.

  8. QUESTION:
    Has anyone done the apple cider vinegar detox?
    Or do you drink an apple cider vinegar drink in the morning to cleanse your system? If so, what have your results been? And how long have you been doing it? Thanks.
    note to dangerskilski--it is not to detox from drugs or alcohol, it is to detox your body from toxins found in our foods that have built up in our body!!

    • ANSWER:
      I do it all the time, and i lose anywhere from 10 to 15 pounds in a 14 day period, very cleansing and good for your colon too. I mix the vinegar with water about half and half and slam it as fast as I can, but you can only drink clear liquids for the first few days, then you can have veggies and fruit, on the last days, you can add chicken baked or grilled with some grilled veggies, I love this detox, and I have lots of energy, good luck, if you can stand the vinegar.

  9. QUESTION:
    What are some good natural supplements to give your dog and some good detox stuff?
    Maybe stuff we could sprinkle on her food (we feed wet food, yeah yeah not getting into an argument over it, lol) She's a two and a half year old Yorkie.We notice she likes eating a certain type of tall green grass when she's out walking, she doesn't just eat any type of grass, searches around for this specific type of grass.Think I heard it helps detox a doggies system or something like that? Thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      Some great supplements that all dogs could benefit from are omega 3 in the form of fish or krill oil. It is great for skin, coat and joint health. Dry and wet dog foods are cooked which destroys the natural omegas. So even if the bag says it contains them they are really useless. So adding them back in is a great idea.

      Digestive enzymes. Same as the omegas, enzymes are destroyed by heat. Dogs are not very efficient at making enzymes as normally they would rely on their raw foods to supply them with enzymes. So adding some will keep the digestive tract in great condition.

      Probiotics are good to add too. Not only do they aid with digestion but they also keep bad bacteria from growing out of control. Some high quality foods do add them, but again you never really know if the product has been damaged by sitting in a hot truck.

      Spirulina. It's a super green food made from algae. Even though dog foods are balanced there can be small gaps. Especially considering that the nutritional value depends on the soils that the plants are grown in. If the plants are grown in soils with little nutrients and then fed to animals that we feed our dogs that is going to lead to nutritional gaps. Spirulina will fill in those gaps and since it is a whole food you wont be overdosing in vitamins like you could be with a multivitamin.

      As for a detox the only product I have used that works is olive leaf extract. It works great at boosting the immune system and its also an antimicrobial. My dog is prone to some bad skin infections. I tried rounds and rounds of antibiotics, and it just kept coming back. Now I have her on the olive leaf and her skin problems are under control.

      I have also used raw apple cider vinegar. It is also supposed to be antimicrobial. I must admit I saw little difference using this product. But so many swear by it. So for some dogs it may work great. It just didn't do anything for mine.

      And remember buying cheap supplements kind of defeats the purpose. If your dog cant absorb it then you really are throwing your money away. A good fish oil will give you the amounts of EPA and DHA as well as specify if it is mercury and PCB free. A good proboitic and enzyme product will have multiple types of enzymes and bacteria not just one or two. Most of the brands you will find in a pet store have only one type of probiotic in it. Its worth it to spend a few dollars more and get one that includes 6 or 7 different bacterias and enzymes.

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

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

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

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

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

      Good luck.

  11. QUESTION:
    How long does apple cider vinegar take to work?
    Hi
    I am suffering from water retention (not hormone related) & i have heard apple cider vinegar is good but i am not sure how much to take & when i can be expecting for it to take effect.
    I have 400mg capsules (i tried the straight liquid vinegar & it was foul)
    Blood tests are fine so its nothing serious, the low dose diuretics my doctor prescribed did not help & i don't want to take a stronger chemical diuretics

    If anyone has had any experiences they can share or ideas i would be grateful

    • ANSWER:
      The herbal remedy for water retention is dandelion. You can get the herbal extract or tincture at a health food store. This gets rid of water retention and helps to detox your liver and kidneys without throwing your potassium levels out of kilter and making you light-headed like diuretics. Diuretics rob your system of electrolytes.
      Apple cider vinegar alkalizes your system but it doesn't have much effect on water retention.

  12. 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.

  13. QUESTION:
    How to detox after quitting marijuana?
    Me and my fiance have decided to quit smoking marijuana. We want to be healthier, more focused, but also because he is trying to get a new job. When he gets hired, he will have to do one drug test at the beginning, thats it. I know because I also work there ( I grandfathered the test rule). How can we detox the quickest, without him using anything artificial?

    • ANSWER:
      I smoke marijuana and still do. I've passed many drug test in my life. Just drink and eat a lot of antioxidant's (these cleanse your body) such as, cranberry juice, pomegranate juice,and a lot of water ext. If you can i'd recommend taking shots of apple cider vinegar, it purifies the body's imbalance's.

  14. QUESTION:
    What are the health benefits of Vinegar?
    What type of vinegar & how much should one have daily?

    • ANSWER:
      There are really none to speak of, honestly. Vinegar is slightly acidic, but has nothing on the contents of your stomach at all. In the stomach and small instestine, it's just treated like the water it mostly is- absorbed into the bloodstream as required. If it was apple cider vinegar, the minimal amounts of vitamin C might be absorbed- but it's really minimal amounts unless you are seriously citrus deprived. It won't do anything miraculous otherwise. It doesn't magically melt away fat, it doesn't "detox" your liver or kidneys- or anything else for that matter. As a low calorie dressing for a salad, it's pretty good. As a dietary supplement, it leaves a lot to be desired. On the other hand, if you have troubles with stinky feet, diluted in water it can be of help in controlling the various gerbies that cause the odor. It will also soothe a sunburn. But those are about the only things it is useful for.

  15. QUESTION:
    Does vinegar do damage to an open wound?
    Also, I've heard that a full strength application of vinegar will turn things such as a mole black (because it will kill the tissue). Can this be true for other healthy areas of skin?

    • ANSWER:
      Vinegar is one of the best all purpose products out there! You can cook, clean, even drink the stuff as a detox, the list goes on and on! And no vinegar won't damage an open wound but actually make it heal faster.

      Here is a couple websites about the use of vinegar if you want to know more

      http://lacetoleather.com/wondrugpag3.html

      http://www.alive.com/823a3a2.php?subject_bread_cramb=282

  16. QUESTION:
    How do you detox your body?
    I am not wanting to detox because of drugs. I am wanting to do it to be healthier!

    • ANSWER:
      Drinking water will help to detox, and taking some supplements that work as cleansers may help as well. Specifically, Apple Cider Vinegar, Green Tea (decaffeinated), Chlorophyll (fantastic cleanser), and even good amounts of fiber and water helps some people (although it's not very comfortable for the lower level of detoxification you get).

      Those are all general detoxification products. Fiber will help to clean out your colon better as well, not to mention all the hundreds of "colon cleansing" products you're liable to get answers about.... but those are the simplest general cleansers available.

  17. QUESTION:
    For overall effects, how long does it take for bragg's organic apple cider vinegar to show visable results?
    By overall results I mean, weight, hairloss, detox, skin. Someone who actually knows the answers to this would be great. I take 3 teaspoons daily with not the best diet in the world but by no means not the worst diet. Im skinny so im not worried about weight, I just want to know how long it takes for skin and hair to show results.

    • ANSWER:

  18. QUESTION:
    Is Apple Cider Vinegar really good to be used as a detox?
    I heard Megan Fox drank Apple Cider Vinegar and Water to detox her system as well as it helps her shed the water weight. I want to try it myself. Has anyone used it? How am I suppose to take it?

    • ANSWER:
      Nope.

      There is no medical need to detox. Your body cleanses itself naturally. And there is no reason why apple cider vinegar would help someone lose weight - you lose weight by burning more calories than you consume.

  19. 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.

  20. QUESTION:
    I need to detox by tomorrow can any one give me any suggestions?
    I'm not a heavy smoker but have to pass a drug test tomorrow, I've heard about apple cider vinegar I'm wondering if it really works? I've been drinking lots of water since early this morning, I went to a smoke shop and all the products said you have to be clean 48 hours before using. I smoked some last night. Hopefully some one can help me thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      dude no way thats BS... they have emergency detox pills and drinks... get a drink!!!! you drink it like an hour before you go plus like a gallon of water and you SHOULD be good.

      check this site, search it LOTS of info

      www.cannabishq.com

  21. QUESTION:
    What are the ways to improve face skin after quitting smoking?
    I'll be turning 30 at the end of the year and I've quit smoking for 4 months now (yaaah!). Btw, I was a light on & off smoker for about 7 years, max 10 and sometimes none per day. Ever since I quit, I have been eating healthy (a lot of detox food), drinking lots of water, exercising regularly and sleeping well. However, my skin heals pretty slowly after a zit or 2, blemish doesn't go away easily and it doesn't seem to have that glow like before. Judging from the signs, I gather that the blood circulation to my face isn't all that good. I haven't thoroughly explored facial products option but I do have practise a basic regime, like exfoliating, face-washing, toning & moisturising. At this point, I'm desperate and I welcome ANY helpful hints. Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      Do deep breathing exercises to increase oxygen, and you might want to get a rebounder [mini trampoline] to use daily to increase your overall circulation.A good website about benefits of rebounding is Reboundair.com.And a good book on deep breathing exercises is Jumpstart Your Metabolism by Pam Grout.
      You may need to add a good vitamin regimen to your routine as well,the B vitamins and vitamin E are necessary for repair.
      What you should focus on is internal nutritional support verses external facial products.
      Although one thing that you can use on the skin that will rush blood immediately to the surface of your skin is Apple Cider Vinegar.Put some on a cotton ball and apply all over your face,yes it stinks and don't get in your eyes.You will see immediately that your face is turning red as the blood is rushed to the area,it will fade so don't panic,it is refreshing and restorative,drinking it is also good for you,especially if you add honey to it.
      Don't drink colloidal silver it turns your skin silver and is toxic to the body,the silver skin is irreversible!

  22. 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.

  23. QUESTION:
    Drowning a cold with home remedies besides fruit?
    I am slowly developing a cold and I'm trying to suppress it the I can before it's a full blown kill. I already choked down orange juice (and I hate orange juice). Besides fruits and teas what other foods can help me rid of this cold quicker. Any suggestions for home remedies? (Obviously I'm not expecting a miracle food since there is no cure for the common cold but any other detox food suggestions would be great). Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      Put one tablespoon of vinegar and one tablespoon of honey in a glass of water, stir to disolve the honey and drink it 3-4 times a day...

  24. 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.

  25. 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  27. QUESTION:
    What can I eat or drink to detox/clease my inner body?
    I just started a new diet and I want to clease my body of the old fatty food that might be stuck in my digestive system, I have heard drinking lemon juice and vinegar works but I was wondering if there is any other ways...no pills. Things I can find in the house.

    • ANSWER:
      Plenty of water, bread on its own, lemsip, lemon juice. But water mainly, try drink at least 2 liters a day

  28. QUESTION:
    Why does apple cider vinegar give me an instant headache?
    I'm trying to drink apple cider vinegar for the health benefits, but instead it gives me an immediate, throbbing headache in my sinuses. It only last about 15 minutes before it starts to dissipate. Does anyone have any ideas as to why my body responds like this?

    • ANSWER:
      I too get a head ache when I first start using apple cider vinegar. What you are experiencing is detox effect. Your body is trying flush toxins out of your system. Your sinuses contain a lot of mucus and toxins and probably need to be flushed. You need to drink more water to assist it. You may want to use less ACV initially. To relieve the sinus pressure, you may want to rub and or squeeze the muscles in the back of your neck. This promotes sinus drainage. A nasal flush with saline solution and water may also help.

  29. QUESTION:
    Can drinking too much apple cider vinegar cause a UTI?
    I was trying to detox so I put 1/4 cup of ACV in 20 0z of water, ever since that day my pee has been dark and not clear. It's been a week now that i've had funky pee.

    • ANSWER:
      Actually drinking to much of anything isnt good for you but its actually really hard to drink to much ACV as in you couldnt get it down. Actually what you are seeing is actually what you were trying to accomplish, your detoxing. I would make sure that you are drinking more then 64oz of water a day to help.

  30. QUESTION:
    how would you prepare a really tasty chopped salad?
    i am about to embark on a 3 week detox, so any ideas to make a salad more exciting...

    • ANSWER:
      Just think of all the salads you enjoy and do them in chop form. Not sure what foods you can have, but i have chopped these salads with great success:

      cobb - blue cheese, bacon (hmmm, if no meat i guess leave out), tomato, avocado, ranch dressing

      oriental - mandarin oranges, snow peas, water chestnuts, sesame seeds, cilantro, red onion (add chicken when doing meat), then sesame ginger dressing (paul newman does a really good low fat one)

      southwest bbq - corn, cilantro, onion, green pepper, pinto beans if you can have them. For the dressing mix a tad of bbq sauce into a premade balsamic viniagrette or ranch if you prefer. You can sprinkle fried onions on top and add chicken or shrimp when not detoxing.

      I love to chop jicama, apples, onions, and snow peas with romaine and use a poppyseed dressing.

      Also, doing a layered chopped is fun...one layer of green peas, one layer of chopped egg, one layer of grated carrot, one layer of green/red bell pepper, etc....

      also, not chopped, but a great salad..just use your mixed greens and put whatever veggies you like. If you can add some feta and chicken, do. For the dressing you saute some mushrooms, then to the hot pans add some more oil (for your dressing), then chopped onions and saute, then some balsamic vinegar, then some brown sugar, until it is all hot and emulsified together (don't over cook). Then pour it over your salad and mix, it's great.

      I also like to make a fajita salad. You can leave out the meat and saute onions, bell peppers, mushrooms, and corn...then use a scoop of guacamole, a scoop of sour cream, a scoop of salsa for your dressing....

  31. QUESTION:
    I need to pass a marijuana supervised urine screen each month 4 work. Do the detox preparations they sell work?
    Flushing is not an option as my creatinine level will also be checked. I smoke approx 3-4 times a week and am desperate to keep my job. I need to know if anyone has tried the detox preps they sell on the net actually work or will I get caught out??? Please only respond for authentic advice...........Not another lecture Thanks i really need help

    • ANSWER:
      Speaking as someone who has watched students being drug-screened for many years, detox kits do not work reliably.

      THC is stored in fat cells and can remain there for up to 6 months. Theoretically, THC metabolites can remain in the body for years, being occasionally excreted in the urine. THC metabolites are the most difficult substance to "clean" from the lipid (fat) cells.

      What also doesn't work? Overdosing on vinegar, water, lemon juice, cranberry juice. Artificial urine doesn't work. Using someone else's urine doesn't work (unless you store it in your own bladder or mouth, the temperature will be wrong). Yes, you can store someone else's urine in your bladder, but it is a nasty uncomfortable procedure involving a urinary catheter. And you don't really want someone else's urine in your bladder.

      Although some illnesses and medications (liver disease, kidney disease, some analgesics such as Ibuprofen and Aleve) can theoretically cause false-positive THC tests, claiming these circumstances doesn't work either, as you will simply be retested.

      This isn't the Answer you were looking for, but it's an accurate one based on years of watching students being tested and listening to students very candidly tell me what drugs they do and what methods they're trying to use to prevent being caught.

      No lecture, but again, THC is the hardest substance to rid your body of. Your simplest option would be to choose a job that doesn't drug-test or to stop smoking marijuana. You don't mention what your job is, but (no lecture, just facts) an employer has the right to insist that their employees be drug-free. There are jobs that don't drug-test, so if you have one of those jobs you won't have to worry.

  32. 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.

  33. QUESTION:
    How can I pass my urine test for marijuana?
    I am a regular user of pot for years now. I have found myself needing to take a urine test for pre employment. I purchased the urinator for 159.00 and got it and they sent synthetic piss with it but I can use my girlfriends pee if need be cause its real and she doesnt smoke. My problem is that Im real nervous about it. Ive looked on here to see if anyone has had succcess with it but all the posts are so old.Ive read alot of horror stories about different detoxes and synthetic piss so I wanted to stay away from those things and all the stuff they sell in head shops cause I havent found anything concrete so I felt the safest with the urinator. My friend used it a few years ago for dot and he loved it so I ordered one. Im just afraid of something going wrong with it. I dont need anyone to reply with mean or rude comments. Im a 42 year old man that just so happens to enjoy smoking good herbin the privacy of my own home and just seeking some ideas or answers so if you have nothing nice or helpful to say no need to reply. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks

    • ANSWER:
      Hate to tell you, your best bet is to stop smoking the weed before applying for jobs long enough for it to get out of your system. That's your only 100% fool-proof way of passing.

      Aside from that, I have heard of people passing the tests with drinking significant amounts of vinegar, though my thought is they have probably found tests to fix that.

      You could also go to dollar tree if they have them in your area and pick up the weed tester kits for a buck each and test out the synthetic pee on them.

  34. QUESTION:
    How long does the hair detox (transition) period after going no poo?
    Its been 6days that I shunned shampoo and I intend to continue. Ofcourse I am using natural homemade recipes like washing my hair with apple cider vinegar, baking soda etc but my hair is going through a detox period thereby rendering it greasy. So I was wondering how long will this continue?

    • ANSWER:
      Hair does not go through a detox period - in fact , your body does not go through detox - it is a mythical situation made up by companies wanting to sell overpriced , fraudulent products

  35. QUESTION:
    Has anyone ever used a Detox drink to pass a drug test?
    I bought a detox drink at my local smoke shop and i took it the way the directions said and I drank a ton of water. Today they called and said that my specimen was diluted possibly because I drank too much water. Should I do another detox drink and drink less water? Or am I good cause I did the other detox already. BTW: I last smoked weed about 2 weeks ago and I took the detox drink on Friday (3 days ago) when I was a week out from last smoking.

    • ANSWER:
      My advice is to stop smoking weed altogether or at least until you pass the test. As for the detox drink it works and if you havent smoked in a week or so just drink plenty of water and vinegar and cranberry juice (not mixed together alternate between them) daily this will help to cleanse your system. But you still have a problem..... when you go back to retest, because your initial specimen was diluted you will more than likely be made to submit a blood or hair sample this is usually how it is done when that happens because now you have already raised the red flag. Good luck too you and remember if the choice is between your well-being and getting high your supplier is NOT going to help you pay your bills.

  36. QUESTION:
    Has anyone tried the Gall stone Detox method?
    I have gall stones and am facing having my gall bladder surgically removed. I have read a lot about a way you can actually pass your gall stones using apple vinegar and olive oil. Just wondering if anyone has tried this and if so does it hurt? My attacks are excruciatingly painful so if it is anything like that I would rather go for surgery. Also if you have tried it how many did you have and how big were they? I have three and they are 17mm each ( I think that is about 3/4 inch for those not on metric) Thanks heaps!

    • ANSWER:
      You are NEVER going to get a 17 mm gallstone through your cystic duct. Ain't gonna happen. It would be like trying to push a marble through a soda straw.

      Find yourself a good general surgeon, and get rid of the gall bladder. Laparoscopic cholcystecomies are usually quick and easy.

  37. QUESTION:
    Apple cider vinegar drug detox. Nice helpful answers only pls?
    Does apple cider vinegar detox marijuana? I last smoked friday and its now wednesday. Ive been drinking lots of apple cider vinegar.

    Also will bleaching my hair get rid of drug impurities? My friend said she bleached her sisters hair and she passed her hair test.

    • ANSWER:
      No, and No.
      Sorry!
      Your friend is a lyer (or was told a lie and believes it).
      Hair tests go back 90-120 days, and CANNOT be fooled. EVERY chemical in your body goes into hair. Hair is like tree rings, as it grows, everything in the blood that touches it becomes part of the 'tree ring'. The ONLY way to get drugs out of your hair is to cut it off as it grows out. An inch of hair is about 2 months growth, so you can't just lop off 1/4 inch and be fine.
      You'd have to cut it ALL off.
      And if you do that, they just take pubic or body hair.
      Shave everywhere they know you have something to hide and just fail you.
      NOTHING you put in your mouth will detox ANY drug. Drug detox occurs via the LIVER, not the kidneys. Anything you can put in your mouth only makes you pee. It doesn't affect the liver at all.

  38. QUESTION:
    Got any suggestions for using a detox before a drug test?
    I had decided to quit smoking last month but my 30 days isn't up in fact its only been about 20-23 days so im cutting it short. I went drinking last night for cinco de mayo... and i took some vinegar today. I purchased two detoxs (drinks) and was told to take it two hours before the test. Is there anything else i should be aware of or do to double my chances of passing?

    • ANSWER:
      Just make sure that you drink plenty of water. Take the drink an hour or two before the test and make sure you urinate at least three times before the test.

  39. QUESTION:
    Is it possible to lose a lot of weight in 5 months?
    I feel like a fat moo cow and and need to lose approx 30kg to get to my goal weight of 60kg.

    Do you think it's possible to lose 30kg (66.1 pounds) in about 5 months?

    What can I do to motivate myself to exercise more and is it ok just to live on salad, tuna, salmon and apple cider vinegar for 5 months?

    • ANSWER:
      That is a totally reasonable goal. I lost almost 25 lbs in just 2 months on a test program I was a part of from mid-Nov until last week! It wasn't like living on tuna, salmon and apple cider vinegar at all. I ate very delicious foods and didn't feel hungry at all.

      And...STOP with the dang Apple Cider Vinegar...that stuff is horrendous!! I have a much better way to detox and alkalize that doesn't make you want to barf!!

      If you are interested in learning more about my diet, supplement and exercise regimen you can message me!

      Good luck!

  40. QUESTION:
    How do I use apple cider vinegar as a detox?
    I would like to use this to get rid of toxins in the body. How many times a day do I take it? When is the best time. Is it better on an empty stomach? How much do I use a day? Do I dilute it in a little bit of water? For how long do I take it? Thank you for your help!

    • ANSWER:
      Hi there I'm actually using it at the moment....make up some Luke warm water into a glass and add two table spoons or cap fulls of apple cider vinegar and mix and its done.

      Best time to have it is in the Morning!!!!!

  41. QUESTION:
    How do you get weed out of your body fast?

    How do get weed out of your body fast!! with a home remedy do vinegar really help to get it out??? My friend say taking shots of vinegar a day helps get it out of your body....

    • ANSWER:
      theres really no detox.. buy synthetic piss @ the smoke shop. if its a blood test then your screwed.

  42. QUESTION:
    Whats the most effective way to completely detoxify myself in a short time?
    I'm trying to naturally detox myself. I've been feeling like crap the last couple weeks, and feel i need to detox again. problem is, I'm on a budget, and can't afford the detox kits. I've heard of downing a gallon of vinegar and doing a double dose of B vitamins every day, but I'd like something a tad more pleasant if there's any. help please?

    • ANSWER:
      Try this way I did for myself
      Fasting 12 hours, while you drink 6 glasses mineral water and make a
      physical easy work, maybe in your home , just to be in permanent movement. I made an order in different corners of rooms
      Tomorrow start your day eating an apple. After this make a warm bath , but before , make a dry brushing of your skin and if you have the conditions ,even a peeling with papaya
      For middle meal eat a good soup of vegetables, especially carrots.
      For evening a portion of oceanus fish and an apple
      During this day, drink 6 glasses of plant tea. I prefer green tea.
      To detox your body completely is a long process,but in these two days you made your best to start this process. In a third day you'll feel full of energy and also an inner relief hard to explain in words.
      Now you can to add everything that makes you feel more relief such as meditation,nap,smile,get more organized vitamin supplements, deep breathing
      Very important ,once a week keep eating one day only fruits.
      And think what physical exercises are good for you. . Maybe adopt like me yoga.
      Good luck and good health to you

  43. QUESTION:
    How can I get THC/Marijuana out of my body?
    I a have a drug test coming up, because im an idiot. The test is in a month, i read some were it can take up to 12 weeks to get THC out of your system, how can I speed up the process without expensive detoxes

    • ANSWER:
      Everything you need to know about detoxing before a drug test.

      http://norml.org/index.cfm?Group_ID=4934

      The one thing NORML does not mention is detoxing with a tonic of ORGANIC apple cider vinegar, purified water, and honey. This is an incredible detoxer, and as this apple cider vinegar tonic flushes out fat cells -- were thc likes to linger -- it helps the process greatly. Braggs is carried at most supermarkets in the organic/health section, and the recipie for their tonic is on the bottle.

      Good luck.

  44. QUESTION:
    What's the fastest way to get THC out of your system without detox?
    I smoked heavily for two and a half months, and it needs to be out of my system in two weeks.

    • ANSWER:
      A method I've heard works is:

      Drink water mixed with vinegar 1:1, while sitting in a sauna.

      Sweating will remove toxins from your body, and you can do this very quickly if you're committed. Take VITAMINS and drink GATORADE to replenish vitamins and minerals lost from sweating.

      If you don't have a sauna, heavy exercise to generate as much sweat as possible works as well.

  45. 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.

  46. QUESTION:
    Should I start taking a tablespoon of apple cidar vinegar to lose weight?
    Should i dilute it in water too?

    • ANSWER:
      That's more of a detox, if you're just taking vinegar and not eating better, exercising or changing your lifestyle it will be useless.

      The question needs to be more specific...

      how much weight are you trying to lose?

      what is your time frame in trying to lose this weight?

      is there a specific part of your body you're trying to lose it from?

      what are your normal eating and work out habits?

  47. QUESTION:
    Does red wine vinegar have any natural or added sugars or carbs?
    I am currently on a low carb/atkins diet for the short term as directed by the doctor to detox my body and lose some weight for health reasons.
    The bottle does not shed any light on this.

    Is white vinegar a better alternative?

    Also, on a different topic, for maximum results, is it better to avoid dairy?
    If so, why?

    Many thanks!!
    No sales plugs for other diets please. I will following the diet that the doctor has put me on because he is aware of my health. I will not be converting to another diet. Thank you.

    • ANSWER:
      vinegar has no sugar or carbs. Dairy has many benefits, so I wouldn't avoid it if I had a choice.

  48. QUESTION:
    How can I detox my body in a healthy way?
    I eat a lot of bad foods and drink a lot of soda. I want to start the year off right and lose some weight so I can feel better about myself and feel better physically. I keep hearing about people losing weight by detoxing. How do I do this in a healthy way?

    • ANSWER:
      Detox is a system you can find at health marts like Henry's or Trader Joe's. Follow the instructions, and you'll feel great! If you don't want to go buy a system, here's what to do.

      Cardio-walking or swimming-go walking with a friend for twenty minutes every other day or go for a leisurley swim.
      why it works-sweat purges your body of impurities like clogged pores, excess oils, oxidants, dirt, bacteria, and other unhealthy things.

      Drink about ten cups of water a day. You can do this by having a tall glass at every meal and one in between each. Most water bottles are also two cups of water.
      why it works- hydration means plumper, clearer skin, a fuller stomach, more calories burned (it's a heat thing), and more purged toxins release with the water waste.

      Eating salad before dinner with a vinegar dressing or no dressing- sald before dinner means more nutrients and less room calorie dense stuff that may have toxins.

      Make sure snacks are healthy- no chocodiles;]

      Give into cravings occasionally. Not giving into cravings can affect thinking power.

      Do it for a reason other than weight loss. Do it because you feel better when you do it.

      Hope that helped;]

      best wishes,
      Alia<3

  49. 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.

  50. QUESTION:
    Ive been smoking marijuana for about 5 years and have a drug test in 2 days. I bought the champs detox?
    I smoked last night but stopped for now, ill be drinking a full glass of vinegar as well. I also was told to put a tad bit of toilet water in the cup as well to dilute the drugs. HELP?!?!

    • ANSWER:
      Might be too late for help. Weed usually takes 30 full days to flush out of a system. Sometimes those drinks work, sometimes they don't. I hope it works out for you.


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