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How Do You Detoxify Your Body

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    What are ways to detoxify your body of marijuana?
    I want to help out a friend who is looking to rid themselves of the trace of weed. He wants to get clean this summer and detoxify his body and needs drinks or methods to do so.

    He has a high metabolism, slim and size (around 169 and 6'1 ft tall). He only smoked for about a month atleast once of twice a week and stopped for a whole week once.

    Also what are some quick methods just in case he wants to apply for jobs?

    • ANSWER:
      So a couple of weeks ago I came in to apply for a job and found out that they were going to drug test once I was asked in for a interview, I was worried because I had a hit of weed just that last weekend. I wanted to rid my body of any THC before the interview, but didn't know how. I asked my boyfriend who is almost an occasional pot smoker of how to wash any remaining THC from my system. He told me that his cousin took shots of vinegar. I asked him if it worked for his cousin and my boyfriend said that when he got drug tested, the results came out negative. I took two shots of vinegar in two days, while plugging my nose; the shots went down pretty harshly, but they worked. Unfortunetly I never got drug tested after my interview, but if my cousin told me that vinegar has helped me more than once for a drug test I almost guarrentee that it will help your friend out too.

      Remember though, that all bodies are different. A person who smokes all the time will have THC in their body longer than an occasional weed smoker. From doing some research most weed websites have said the same thing about how long weed stays in the body, but some have said different things about how to get rid of the body. Another handy product that has worked for a lot of weed smokers trying to rid the weed from their system, is Quick Fix. Your friend can get it online for around to twenty or maybe thirty dollars, hopefully less. Hope this helped, and good luck to your friend:-)

  2. QUESTION:
    What is the best way for someone to detoxify their body of any drugs?
    And how long does it take?
    What is the quickest way to detoxify your body of any drugs?

    • ANSWER:
      To detoxify one's body of drug use, it takes time. First, the drug use has to stop. Secondly, one has to wait until nature rids the body of remnants of the drugs in one's system. Drink a lot of water to purify the body. Cranberry juice can also help cleanse the kidneys of infection.

  3. QUESTION:
    What are some ways to detoxify the body?
    What are some ways to detoxify the body without taking pills or herbals or anything?

    • ANSWER:
      When detoxing the accepted foods are (generally):

      -Fruit/PURE Fruit juice
      -Veggies
      -Unprocessed beans and lentils
      -Tofu
      -Oats
      -Fish
      -Unsalted nuts and seeds
      -Plain natural yogurt
      -Pure honey
      -Water
      -Herbal/green tea

      The foods you SHOULDN'T be eating are:

      -Red meat, chicken, turkey and most other meat products
      -Milk, cheese, eggs, cream
      -Butter and margarine
      -Any food that contains wheat including bread
      -Chocolate, sweets, jam and sugar
      -Processed foods
      -Alcohol, coffee, black or sweetened tea
      -Salt

      Detoxing should only be done for a short amount of time, maximum one week, to cleanse and detoxify your body.

  4. QUESTION:
    How does water detoxify your body? Is it that it just flushes you out like when you urinate or how's it work?
    I'd like to try and detoxify my body from junk food that I've eaten in the past. I've heard water is a great detoxifier. Is that all I need to do is drink lots of water to detoxify?

    • ANSWER:
      Water does flush out some toxins,and yes, it comes out in the Urine and also in the bowel movements But to get your digestive system flushed out you need to have a deeper cleanse.
      If you would care to contact me I can put you in touch with a friend who formulates a wonderful one.
      Also where do you live? I like to know that I have friends in different parts of this wide world.

  5. QUESTION:
    How to detoxify your body from medications?
    I took a medication called Clomipramine and I am getting lot of the side effects. And its making me really ill. I want to know how to detoxify my body so I can feel better. Symptoms are: nervousness, shakiness, nausea, perspiration, trouble sleeping, muscle twitching, and headaches.

    • ANSWER:
      Wow...medicines have an active life and I would suggest helping stay healthy by keeping hydrated and resting. Baths might help alleviate some of it. There are alternative medicine suggestions for detoxing like teas at health food stores that may help.

  6. QUESTION:
    What is the best program to clean your colon and/or detoxify your body?
    I would like to know if anyone knows a good medicine, liquid, program, etc to detoxify your body and if Dr.Naturas Colonix works

    • ANSWER:
      The one that i hear is good is the Renew Life

      http://www.renewlife.com/

  7. QUESTION:
    What is a good way to detoxify your body at home?
    I want to start off the new year right. And wanted to know what is a good way to detoxify your body.
    This is just so i can get an idea of how to make my life healthier. I don't do drugs or drink so i'm not doing this because of those things. i just want to feel better and loose some weight.

    • ANSWER:
      I've taken these entries from a website (source below) and re-arranged them to meet your needs. If you click on the link below I've omitted some that weren't "useful". Good luck

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

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

      3. Drink at least 2 quarts of water daily.

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

      5. Transform stress by emphasizing positive emotions.

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

      btw, Merry Christmas

  8. QUESTION:
    Does green apple really help to detoxify your body?
    Does green apple really help to detoxify your body? It tastes a bit sour than red apple.

    • ANSWER:
      No, your body is perfectly capable of "detoxing" and "cleansing" itself, that's what your kidneys, liver, and other organs are for. In fact, most "detox" diets do more harm to your bodies ability to cleanse toxins then just eating a normal diet.

  9. QUESTION:
    What is a trustful product to cleanse your colons and detoxify your body?
    Changing my life style...excersising, getting in better shape, giving up starchy foods, breads and especially red meat. I want to start the right way and one method I am interested in is to cleanse my body, intestines...pretty much detoxify my body. Suggestions, please?

    • ANSWER:
      There are many colonic cleansers commercially available, and a variety of ways of getting the toxins out of your body.

      I stay away from all of that, and stick to drinking green tea in the mornings (natural anti-oxidant) and cranberry juice in the afternoons and evenings (stay away from the sugary kinds - and keep on eye on the label, some 'cranberry' juice contains less than 5% actual cranberry juice). Drinking plenty of water is another often overlooked method of cleaning your body out. Take plenty of vitamins, and get regular exercise.

      A lot of people end up making themselves sick, or creating other problems by attempting to do too much to 'cleanse' themselves (especially all at once). Remember to enjoy yourself - as your mental health is equally as important as physical health. Go out and have fun, don't always worry about counting every calorie or staying away from foods you want to eat. I hold that you can eat nearly anything (within reason) and as long as you stay physically active, you won't put on extra weight or have other health issues.

  10. QUESTION:
    What is a good way to cheaply detoxify your body?
    A lot of health stores sell liver cleansing and colon cleaning regiments.... but is there a cheaper way of detoxifying your body?

    • ANSWER:
      Try a 1-3 day juice fast, drink only unsweetened natural fruit and vegetable juices along with plenty of water. Add a little salt especially if you are sweating a lot. Moderate exercise is ok but don't overexert yourself.

      If you feel like you need extra colon cleansing then include prune juice, but be prepared to spend a lot of time in the bathroom getting "cleansed" :)

  11. QUESTION:
    How often should I detoxify my body?
    When I detoxify my body I do the fruit juice fast but I need to no how long to do it for and how often. Thanks!!!

    • ANSWER:
      You shouldn't detoxify your body at all. Just eat healthy, normal meals. Your body will take care of itself.

  12. QUESTION:
    Best and easiest way to Detoxify my body?
    They advertise those foot pads on TV that you sleep in and they pull toxins out each night. That seems dumb to me, but what Would detoxify my body?

    • ANSWER:
      Attempt to eat very, very little sugar. None, if possible. Try to eat mostly raw foods - veggies mainly. See the source provided.

  13. QUESTION:
    is it safe to detoxify your body by drinking water and not eating for the whole day?
    i always feel guilty after i've had a day of just pigging out on junkfood...is it safe to just drink water the whole day the next day to detoxify your body?? i've never actually tried it coz im so weak lol but i just want to know if it's safe?

    • ANSWER:
      there is such a thing as non-purging bulimia and what you're proposing is on track to developing an eating disorder. your healthiest option would be to not eat junk food all day, whether or not you try to reverse it by supposedly detoxifying. the whole idea of detoxing by starving your body is b.s. and you're likely to screw up your metabolism by doing so.

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

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

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

  15. QUESTION:
    How one can detoxify the body?
    I am always of the opino ion that if blood and oxygen flow of one's body is appropriate then he/she will be free of serious disease. Does aleopathy have any medicine which can help in detoxifying the body or any medicine which can break the blockages which cause the heart attacks.

    • ANSWER:
      Oh my god in heaven

      This lady just recommended you to swallow pills to cleanse your body.

      I have somewhat of a weekly routine when I feel Im full of toxins and waste , I fast for a day, sometimes two and drink alot of water

      You cant flush out the toxins with more toxins , you need to clean out, you need to fast and drink water

  16. QUESTION:
    What weight loss program helps you detoxify and loss weight at a good rate?
    I want to detoxify my body and loss weight healthily and rapidly. I want to lose 90 lbs by the end of the year.

    • ANSWER:
      I did south beach and I lost about 50 pounds in not even 3 months. And I've kept it off for almost 2 years now. I found it to be the easiest diet because it pretty much told you what you could and couldn't eat and you didn't have to count points or anything like that. What I lost really isn't typical for the amount of time I did it but I know others who have done it and they got really good results from it as well.

  17. QUESTION:
    What weight loss program helps you detoxify and loss weight at a good rate?
    I want to detoxify my body and loss weight healthily and rapidly. I want to lose 90 lbs by the end of the year.

    • ANSWER:
      I did fatloss4idiots diet plan and I lost about 50 pounds in not even 3 months. And I've kept it off for almost 2 years now. I found it to be the easiest diet because it pretty much told you what you could and couldn't eat and you didn't have to count points or anything like that. What I lost really isn't typical for the amount of time I did it but I know others who have done it and they got really good results from it as well.

      http://beam.to/revealweightlossfact

  18. QUESTION:
    How do I detoxify my system correctly?
    I was just wondering what is correct way to detoxify your body safely?

    Another words, what foods and/or liquids should I intake in order to safely remove all the harmful toxins from my body?

    Thanks for your input.

    • ANSWER:
      Drinking purified water is an easy way to detoxify your body. And so is increasing your intake of fiber. Eating more fibrous foods will have your bowels moving more fluently and regularly.

  19. QUESTION:
    How do I detoxify my body?
    I have heard of things like the master detox diet and all that other stuff... but I just want to take a week and try a detoxifying diet. I just don't know exactly what to do. I do go to school therefore I still want to have energy, so what do you guys recommend? Oh and no I am not trying to do this to loose weight.... even though that will happen by the time i finish the diet, right now I really want to detoxify my body. SO help please :)

    • ANSWER:
      Detox improves health, energy, resistance to disease, mental state, digestion, as well as aiding in weight loss. Many dietitians, and doctors, however, regard 'detox diets' as less effective than drinking a glass of water, and view 'detox diets' as generally harmless but a waste of money."Detox" diets usually suggest that water, or fruits and vegetables compose a majority of one's food intake. Limiting this to unprocessed (and sometimes also non-GM) foods is often advocated. Limiting or eliminating alcohol is also a major factor, and drinking more water is similarly recommended. More tips here
      http://cashsunshine.blogspot.com/search/label/Detoxification

  20. QUESTION:
    How can my aunt detoxify her body when she's a diabetic?
    my aunt wants to detoxify her body and get prepared for more weight loss ..but shes a diabetic is there a special kind of detox because of her being a diabetic??? and how can i detoxify my body and im not a diabetic??
    Please help iw ould like proffesional advice please

    Recomend a doctor to answer

    • ANSWER:
      She can stop eating processed foods and fats.
      She can eat clean fruits, veggies and lean protein .
      Exercise and checking your sugars in important too.

  21. QUESTION:
    What other supplements can I take besides kelp and flax seed to benefit my body?
    I'm kind of a health freak, very healthy diet, strict workout plan, and some supplements mainly flax seed and kelp. Besides these, what other natural supplements could I take to benefit/detoxify my body long term?

    • ANSWER:
      Highly nutritious foods you should consider: sprouts, chlorella, spirulina, paprika, turnip greens, mustard greens, kale, garlic, brewers yeast, raw almonds, ground flax seeds & chia seeds.

      For optimal health, I advocate a low carb way of eating. As long as you have <9grams carbs per hour,
      you will maintain insulin control, which will balance hormones & allow your body to function properly. You shouldn't gain weight, no matter the calories, because insulin (the ONLY fat storage hormone) isn't activated.

      I personally believe in using fat as fuel instead of carbohydrates. Fat is totally benign in the absence of insulin. There aren't enough calories in vegetables & fruits to fuel the body, if you get enough calories from carbs to fuel the body, then you maintain an almost constant high insulin level with roller coaster blood glucose levels. I recommend fats from butter, coconut, olives, nuts, fish & meats, chia seeds & flax seeds.

      When you restrict higher carb, lower nutrition foods, it becomes much easier to greatly increase vegetables in your diet. Change your mindset just adapt it to low carb -
      replace bread with lettuce
      replace pasta with cabbage
      replace rice with cauliflower
      replace potatoes with brocolli

      Carbohydrates trigger insulin (the fat storage hormone). Protein triggers the fat burning hormone glucagon.

      High carb levels trigger insulin which unbalance other hormones, promote inflammation, weight gain, hunger. Controlling insulin levels will balance out other hormones and allow sex hormones (testosterone in men) & human growth hormone (HGH) to be produced naturally so lean muscle will be gained even without exercise.

      Paprika - 1 Tablespoon = 20 cal = 71% DV Vit.A - 8% DV Vit.C - 10% DV Vit.E - 14% DV Vit.B6 - 9% DV Iron & others way too many to list.

      Brewer's Yeast Powder - Two tblspns. provide a whole lot of nutrition! 158% RDA Chromium - 90% Selenium - 88% B2 - 80% B1 - 50% Copper - 50% Niacin - 40% B6

      Chia seeds sound so expensive but 1# will make 10# food - Amazon.com has couple lbs. for shipped to you. I buy in bulk (24#) from getchia.com for .83# with free shipping.

      Chia seeds - 3.5 oz is nearly 500 calories, half calories from fat (high in Omega3 fatty acids) 38g fiber 151%DV & 16grams of COMPLETE protein for 6grams carbs & 63% DV Calcium - 95% Phosphorus - 23% Zinc - 9% Copper - 108% Manganese.

      Faux tapioca - 2 cups of water, 5 scoops of low carb whey protein powder, stir together & add cup of chia seeds, after they have started to absorb the water, add in 2 cans of coconut milk & sweetener if you like and mix it all in. Can be eaten after an hour but will be better tomorrow. Cream a pkg. of cream cheese into a can of pumpkin and add to the faux tapioca for an even more nutritious pumpkin pie pudding.

      Ground flax seed (4 Tbsp) 1/4 cup water, sweetener, cinnamon & mix in a raw egg - let sit 10 min. to absorb liquid, put some cream cheese in the middle & nuke 2 minutes. Suggested for daily fiber needs.

      I make a "porridge" as suggested by Dr.Mercola - low carb whey powder & water, I add ground flax seeds, chia seeds, sunflower seeds, almonds, coconut milk, tahini (ground sesame seeds) & raw egg. All seeds & nuts are raw & soaked to germinate them.

      Flax seed - 3.5oz - 534 cal - 65% calories from fat (high in Omega3 fatty acids) for 2gram carb - 27g fiber 109%DV - 26% DV Calcium - 64% Phosphorus - 29% Zinc - 61% Copper - 124% Manganese - 36% Selenium - 98% Magnesium - 32% Iron - 110% Thiamin - 9% B2 Riboflavin - 15% B3 Niacin - 24% Vit.B6 - 22% Folate - 10% Vit.B5.- 39% Potassium

      Raw nuts are living and full of the energy of life and should be capable of building a tree. Roasted nuts are dead & they may still provide some nutrients, but none can compare to the nutrients and enzymes from a live food.

      Unfortunately, raw does not necessarily mean living.

      Commercially sold almonds are now required to be pasteurized turning a live food into a dead one. You can not sprout an almond that has been irradiated. I buy my almonds direct from growers off ebay. I get 20# for less than # including shipping.

      Almonds- 3.5oz - 575 cal - 72% calories from fat for 10gram carb & 26% DV Calcium - 48% Phosphorus - 21% Zinc - 50% Copper - 114% Manganese - 67% Magnesium - 21% Iron - 14% Thiamin - 60% B2 Riboflavin - 17% B3 Niacin - 131% Vit.E - Potassium 20%

      Sunflower seeds - 3.5oz - 81% Magnesium - 18% Potassium - 584 cal -11gram carb - 9g fiber 34%DV - 8% DV Calcium - 66% Phosphorus - 33% Zinc - 90% Copper - 97% Manganese - 76% Selenium - 29% Iron - 99% Thiamin - 21% B2 Riboflavin - 42% B3 Niacin - 67% Vit.B6 - 57% Folate - 11% Vit.B5. - 166% Vit.E

      Dried Cilantro 1oz - 49% Magnesium - 36% Potassium - 35% DV Calcium - 13% Phosphorus - 9% Zinc - 25% Copper - 89% Manganese - 12% Selenium - 66% Iron - 23% Thiamin - 25% B2 Riboflavin - 15% B3 Niacin - 9% Vit.B6 - 19% Folate - Vit.A 33% - vit C 264% - 476% Vit.K

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

      Good luck.

  23. QUESTION:
    How can I detoxify my body?
    How can I detoxify my body? And naturally? I heard you can use lemon juice and herbs. Also, how much weight will that help me lose?

    • ANSWER:

  24. QUESTION:
    Does Niacin work for cleasing your body quickly, and how do you use it?
    I need to know if niacin detoxifies your body. How long it takes, and how to use it properly to make it work.

    • ANSWER:
      yes i have done it mant times..it helps because it is a fat burner and marijuana store itself in fat.......dont listen ti idiots

  25. QUESTION:
    What are some good body cleansing kits i can buy at the store or health center?
    Please i need some cleansing diet kit names. So i can detoxify my body thnks :)

    • ANSWER:
      This cleansing fad is actually quite unhealthy. Your body will naturally "cleanse" itself if you eat a healthy diet with plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables. Make sure you grill or bake your meats instead of frying them.

      I wish you well.

  26. QUESTION:
    How can you detox your body before a drug test ?
    I'm 16 living in Miami, Fl and I'm applying for Burger King, I heard they give you a drug test and I smoke pot. So how can I detoxify my body ? Please no rude comments :) Help !

    • ANSWER:
      THC is fat soluble, meaning it remains in your fat cells and leaves through your urinary tract, sweat, feces, etc. Assuming its a urine test: Exercise and low fat diet for THC in the fat cells, cranberry extract for thc clinging to your urinary tract. Im assuming you have at least 2 weeks before the test since you haven't applied yet. so you should be fine.

      Most importantly, quit smoking now, obviously that will help more than anything.

      p.s. I worked for Burger King about 8 years ago. I never took a drug test for them. Then again its a franchise so it probably depends on the owner.

  27. QUESTION:
    Which organelle detoxifys the body from alcohol?
    I just CANT figure this out, which organelle detoxifys the body!?!?! I thought it was the Smooth ER but someof my friends say the Mitochondria! Some websites say its the mito, others say smooth Er! help!

    • ANSWER:
      What I found it says it's the Smooth ER.

  28. QUESTION:
    Am i detoxifying my body by losing weight?
    I have been on a better diet for about a month now and have lost 2 lbs a week.
    By cutting the fried food, oils like butter and sugar am i detoxifying my body?
    I also drink a lot of water, no soda's at all sometimes i have tea.

    • ANSWER:
      There is really no such thing as detoxifying. Your liver breaks down metabolites 24 hours a day and your kidneys excrete them. Toxins (with the exception of heavy metals) do not build up in the body (heavy metals do but you cant ever excrete them). You do not need to detox, just eat healthy to look after you body's natural detoxifiers.

      It is true that you can build up ketones if you are starving yourself but your weight loss of 2lb a week is fine and healthy. You wont be building up ketones at this rate.

      Cutting down on these foods is great, keep up the good work.

  29. QUESTION:
    How can I detox my body from toxin build-up?
    Does any one know of a fast or natural something that I can do to completely detoxify my body? I am not referring to a detox from drugs or alcohol, just from day to day toxins that build up in your body.

    Thanks.
    I'm not trying to loose weight. I am trying get healthy. I was diagnosed with an auto immunde disease and I was told that my body is very toxic. I need to get rid of the toxins so that I can get healthier.

    • ANSWER:
      Just soak yourself in the tub with salt and lemon for a whole night and you will be all set...

  30. QUESTION:
    Have you ever tried to detox your body through fasting?
    Just curious if anyone has any "real" knowledge about detoxifying their body through fasting. I am addicted to coffee/caffeine, sweets, processed foods. I constantly feel sluggish, no energy. Was considering a cleansing program of some sort and would be interested to hear from those who might have some first hand knowledge or experience.

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

      Beginner's Guide to Dieting - http://straightdiet.com

  31. QUESTION:
    How do you detoxify your system?
    I would like to start detoxifying my body. I've never done this before. I've heard that you should fast as well as drink only fruit juice etc. Also, I've heard that I should be taking some herbal pills to help with this process. Unsure of how long it takes to do this.

    I would love to hear from anyone in this field or anyone who practices this themselves.
    Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      I have had great results with a product called Isagenix.

      This product is only available by distributor.
      This is a great detox program.

      I have a video on line that you can watch from an actual doctor that talks about detoxing.

      Please email me at bignlild@msn.com to find out more.

      This product is all natural and has no side affects. It is also healthy

  32. QUESTION:
    How can I detox my body at home?
    I am a recovering alcoholic, however I feel that there is still residual toxins in my body. I am very fatigued, I have mood swings, and I do not feel very healthy like I did when I was in 21 day inpatient treatment. I know that going to the chiropractor always makes me feel better are there other ways to detoxify my body and get my glow and energy back?
    Another indication to me that I have built up toxins is that I have been getting panic attacks with increasing regularity.

    • ANSWER:
      I'm a recovered alcoholic. 11 years.

      1. Exercise.
      2. See a doctor about the panic attacks.

      Good luck.

  33. QUESTION:
    What are some ways to detox your body?
    I have been feeling kinda crappy lately and I want to detoxify my body to see if it helps. If anyone has any ideas about how I can do this at home without buying one of those detox kits, it would be great. THANKS!!

    • ANSWER:
      go on the master cleaners web sight,that the only detox that i know that fast and realy help,i had zits since i was 13 im 19 and it clearn my ance in like 7 days its beiity cool

  34. QUESTION:
    Does Laser Tattoo Removal Surgery really increase a risk of toxic metals from the ink and poisons the body?
    I am interested in getting a pretty large tattoo removed that i got on a whim without thinking and want it off due to my increased regret and unhappiness that is associated with this mistake. I have went to many dermatologists and laser centers for consultations to get more information on the procedure, and they all seem to be confidant that i can get results since I have light skin and it is black ink that i want removed. I also had a test spot to see how I would cope with the laser and i found it to be less painful and less uncomfortable than i initially thought. So i really want to go on with laser tattoo sessions but I am afraid of something else now. I read an article in my research that some colors can break down into highly toxic metals and get trapped inside the body and possibly harm it. Is this proven fact in the medical field or is it just a research going on??? Is Laser Tattoo Removal generally a safe procedure??? What methods can be used to DETOXIFY the body from such toxic materials in the event that there is true to this?? Thank you.

    • ANSWER:
      Chris, a dermatologist is also a doctor.
      Your dermatologist should be explaining ALL the pros and cons of the procedure.
      If your board certified dermatologist is not concerned, I would not be either.
      [ Though I have never gotten a tattoo. ]

  35. QUESTION:
    Is it bad to drink green tea if you are trying to detoxify your body? because its still tea isn't it?
    i read that you shouldn't drink tea and coffee if u are trying to detoxify ur body. the coffee bit makes sense. but if u stay away from tea does that mean u cant drink green tea either?

    • ANSWER:
      "detoxify" is thrown around way too much. It is just a thing made up by a bunch of yoga hippies wanting to make a few quick bucks.

  36. QUESTION:
    Whats the best way to detoxify your body?
    I ve heard that we should eat only fruit and vegetables one or two days in week to detoxify our bodies.
    What do u think is it the best way to do it?
    @Brett,from toxins obviously,what else? lol
    @Kerry S.,thanks a lot ^^

    • ANSWER:
      Organic fruits & veggies
      LOTS of water
      Stay off any prescription meds
      Eat Whole wheat breads, pasta & rice
      Avoid any processed foods
      Avoid soda and juices with refined sugar
      You could make your own fresh fruit juice

  37. QUESTION:
    How to detoxify body at home?
    Getting lots of yucky pimples and skin on face has been bad lately, also haven't been feeling great in the stomach for a few days.

    How to get toxins out and detoxify at home, without having to buy any drinks etc. thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      The fruit and vegetables detox is probably the easiest way to it as in http://au.search.yahoo.com/search?p=%22fruit+and+vegetables+detox%22&fr=ush-ans

  38. QUESTION:
    The best way to detox before becoming vegetarian?
    I need to cleanse by body after eating tons of meat and junk food over the last few days.
    What's is a natural way to detoxify my body?
    I'm not looking for a diet pill, or to buy anything besides some healthy foods. But I have no idea what I should eat and for how long.
    Can someone help me out?

    • ANSWER:
      You might try drinking acidic things- lemon juice, green teas, and apple cider vinegar. But only do those in addition to eating healthy foods- you don't need to do a dramatic purging cleansing of your body. If you gradually and healthily transition to a vegetarian lifestyle your body will cleanse itself over time. That's healthier and easier to maintain than an up-and-down, binge-and-purge cycle.

  39. QUESTION:
    Can bourbon with lot of OAK and FATTY OILS be much harder to detoxify?
    Id like to know if bourbons that have
    a lot of wood, big charring and lot of fatty tree oils left in be much harder to detoxify in body?

    I feel a big strain on my body. even weeks later when ever a drink these types of bourbons/whiskies with the characteristics i mention above.

    • ANSWER:
      Perhaps now that you are 71 you should ease up on the booze eh............

  40. QUESTION:
    How do you detoxify your body if the food you ate has mold?
    I know eating foods with mold can be very dangerous. But how can you detoxify or cure your body if the food you ate accidentally had molds in it?

    • ANSWER:
      if you aren't already sick, chances are that it was a beneficial mold, and is actually good for you. Not all mold is toxic, in fact, many antibiotics are produced from molds.

  41. QUESTION:
    How to Increase chances of passing hair follicle test?
    My friend needs to take a hair follicle drug test as soon as possible for a new job. She has been clean from everything for about 2 weeks. She knows that it is highly unlikely that she will pass but is there any kind of detox out there that might help? Maybe something to detoxify her body so that her system will be clean and then maybe she can shave her head (she has really short hair already) and wait for the new clean hair to grow out, and THEN she can go take the test. Does anyone have any ideas?

    • ANSWER:
      Shaving her head is not going to help a thing. They can get hair from anywhere on the body, and they do, even the pubic region! Your hair acts like rings in a tree trunk. Everything is stored there. Unfortunately, there is nothing she can do to pass a hair follicle test.

  42. QUESTION:
    Are fruit fasts effective and do they work?
    I'm wanting to go on a fruit fast which means eating nothing but fruit for two days to detoxify my body, will this work? Or will I gain weight? I've heard nothing but good things about it but I'm afraid it will be too much sugar i will be consuming low glycemic fruits such as berries,apples,peaches,nectarines and bananas

    • ANSWER:
      "Detox diet" is basically a euphemism for crash diet. You do not need to 'detox' if you have a healthy liver and kidneys; your body eliminates toxins on its own. Detoxes and fasts do not give you enough nutrients or energy, resulting in bad mood, low productivity, etc. You will lose some weight, but probably regain it if you just jump straight into your old eating habits. The best way to 'clean up' your body is to eat healthy and exercise.

      However, planned 'detox' programmes do have some benefits - they alkalise & evacuate your digestive system, as well as teach discipline in eating and allowing you to kick-start a long term diet plan. One that I have personally tried is the Nosh Detox ABC 3-day programme; noshdetox.com. It's tough, but it does work in the sense that it cleared up my skin, normalised my digestion, etc. But I've never eaten junk food or heavily processed food, for for me it was a matter of teaching me to savour smaller portions, etc. so to improve your health & lose weight long term you do need to do more than just a detox.

      As for sugar, fruit isn't added sugar, and won't give you diabetes. Especially not just two or three days. But that's not the point here; the point is that you will probably be unable to create a perfectly balanced plan yourself.

      So, the bottom line is, that if you really want to do a 'detox', go for a specialised programme and use it as a kick-start. Otherwise, just eat healthy. You can find very good advice on cleaning up your diet on eatingwell.com.

  43. QUESTION:
    Are fruit fasts effective and do they work?
    I'm wanting to go on a fruit fast which means eating nothing but fruit for two days to detoxify my body, will this work? Or will I gain weight? I've heard nothing but good things about it but I'm afraid it will be too much sugar i will be consuming low glycemic fruits such as berries,apples,peaches,nectarines and bananas

    • ANSWER:
      A fruit fast may be the closest thing to a perfect diet that has ever been created. In fruit fasting, you only eat and drink fresh fruits and fresh fruit juice. As the human body was created to be fed fruits and vegetables, it makes since this type of diet would still be a good weight loss option.

      One of the great things about a fruit fast is that your body continues to get all the nutrition it needs to keep running. Fruits are broken down into a sugar called glucose. This sugar is the main fuel for the brain. With lots of glucose present, your brain will continue to work at its best and you won’t suffer any lack of concentration during your diet.

      Fruits are also a good source of vitamins so your immune system will stay well fed also. The vitamins and antioxidants in fruits will also help your body to heal and to cleanse itself of toxins.

      Fruits are also a good diet food because you can eat a lot of fruit without consuming a great deal of calories. This allows you to snack on fruits throughout the day and not feel hungry.

      Fruits are also an easy food for the body to digest. They don’t clog up the digestive system like meats do. In fact, fruits are actually digested in the intestines, not the stomach.

      If you want to lose weight, but still eat a healthy diet a fruit fast may be the perfect choice for you.

  44. QUESTION:
    What is cranberry juice good for?
    I want to detoxify my body and clean it out with water and/or whatever I can.

    • ANSWER:
      I use cranberry juice for urinary tract infections! It has other benefits too. I enclosed a website below, and another link for information about detoxifying your body.

  45. QUESTION:
    How to detoxify my body? Physically and mentally?
    So my life story in short:
    I'm obviously not happy with my body, it's not that I'm fat, albeit not skinny. I used to be active like 2 years ago, but my motivation has since vanished. And since its the Christmas holiday period, I've kinda binged a little on the eating unhealthy side. *Sigh*. Sometimes I won't eat till like 4pm, and then when I do - I'm beyond stuffed and feeling nauseated. I'm sure this is a non-typical eating disorder, but I don't have bulimia (trust me) so ...I'm wondering on how to clean up my act? I don't eat on "time", I eat such terrible stuff (but I do know about eating healthy, I chose to ignore it) and I'm just feeling so dirty :/. Any tips? Oh and how do you detoxify your body, after all the crappy foods I've eaten?

    All help appreciated
    AJ

    • ANSWER:

  46. QUESTION:
    How can I go through a day without caving during a water fast?
    I can't seem to make it one day without eating or binge eating at the end of the day. Any tips? I've already emptied my food out of our place but I'm afraid I'll cave and eat some of my husbands food. (we live in a hotel on an air force base). I really want to detoxify my body and get over this. I've been trying for the last year without any success. Please help!!

    • ANSWER:
      Please don't fast! It won't help you!

      Just eat healthier foods, like fruits and vegatables, and lean meats.

      but if you really want to go through this water fast, you're going to have to eat SOMETHING. I recomend ritz crackers or rice without any additives.

      Please help me with mine:
      http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index;_ylt=Asfs.VIEGyfW7WMK1TvJPYwd53NG;_ylv=3?qid=20110124045315AApuHmc

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

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

      Hope it helps.

  48. QUESTION:
    What are the benefits that come with Lipton Green Tea with citrus?
    I've heard that it detoxifies your body in a way.
    I forgot to add that the drink is a diet green tea.

    • ANSWER:
      real green tea ( that comes in bags ) is good for you. a commercial beverage loaded with high fructose corn syrup, sugar, and artificial flavorings is not going to do your body any good.

  49. QUESTION:
    I see some responses with links to websites. How do I put a link in my responses?
    I'd like to include a link that will help people detoxify their bodies and help them lose weight.

    I have some other members whose responses contain links to their websites.

    I can't figure out how that is done.

    Any help would be appreciated.

    • ANSWER:
      At the top of your browser page is a line with the address of the website ( ie- http://answers.yahoo.com/questions......)
      Click and highlight that completely and copy the sites address. Then switch over to your answer page and paste it into your answer box.

  50. QUESTION:
    How much weight can I lose by this?
    Drinking only liquids for about a week or two. I want to detoxify my body, but im also wondering if i will lose weight?

    • ANSWER:
      http://www.hollywoodcookiediet.com/product_info.php?cPath=22&products_id=28
      ^^I've heard this works. You're supposed to lose 10 pounds within 2 days, while it detoxifies your body. The only problem is that you only lose water weight, not weight from fat.

      If you want to only drink liquids for a week, don't *only* drink water, soda, juice, or anything like that. You can drink those (except the sugared soda, of course) but you'll feel weak and deprived.

      Instead, try making a homemade smoothie using bananas, ground flaxseeds or nuts, skim milk, and any type of fruit. Drinking these (with the seeds for protien) will make you lose weight. Be sure to change the fruit up a bit from time to time, because you might get tired of the same stuff over and over. You can use more milk if you want to have less fruit.

      Just put this in a blender:
      ~1 cup of milk.
      ~3-4 ice cubes.
      ~Splenda packet (optional).
      ~Ground flaxseeds (optional).
      ~Any variety of fruit.


how do you detoxify your body

Detox Plans

Frequently Asked Questions

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

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

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

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

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

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

      Good luck!

  2. QUESTION:
    Any good detox plans for a 15 year old girl with acne?
    I'm 15 years old and not very healthy, I'm not fat but I'm not getting skinny either....anyways my point is I read that detoxing and cleaning my insides can help me get rid of acne...I've already stopped eating junk food for the past 2 weeks but I really need to get rid of the acne and I need a good detox plan to help me with this
    Any suggestions?

    • ANSWER:

  3. QUESTION:
    Does anyone know any good detox diet plans?
    I've been in Europe for about 3 weeks and I've eaten extremely unhealthy so I just want to get my body back on track when i get home in a few days. Does anyone know any simple, short detox diets? Does anyone know any good plans or links that have good detox plans? I really don't know much about detoxing and I barely know how to get myself started

    • ANSWER:
      Why do you not go to the local library as they have lots of books on detox and diet which will not cost you anything. If you have eaten badly in Europe for goodness sake do not come to America. Our food and life style will make you even more unhealthy. Good luck.

  4. QUESTION:
    Does anyone know a effective 2 or 3 day detox plan?
    Hello,

    I am currently dieting but does anyone know a effective 2 or 3 day detox plan to help shift a few extra pounds?

    • ANSWER:
      Detox is a total myth. The body is perfectly capable of detoxing itself.
      Some of those plans advocate purging and near starvation, but you only lose water weight, one long drink and it;s back...

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

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

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

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

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

  7. QUESTION:
    How do I lose Weight through detox?
    Any detox secrets? I am trying to only have a hot water with lemon squeezed in it for breakfast, then whole wheat bread, yogurt and veggies the rest of the day, mostly organic stuff.

    What are some good detox plans?

    • ANSWER:
      There is no secret - it doesn't work. The only thing that works is a healthy diet and plenty of exercise. Detoxing is not good for you.

  8. QUESTION:
    What is the best way to jump start losing belly fat?
    Im open to any help from detox plans to diet pills. Anything will help

    • ANSWER:

  9. QUESTION:
    How long does it take for vitamins to get out of your system?
    Just out of curiosity, how long does it take for vitamins to reach its "full effect"; how long do you have to take them for them to start working?

    background info:

    I'm sixteen years old.

    I've been taking all types of vitamins religiously for about 3 years and now I'm preparing for a hardcore detox.

    I've been off my vitamins for about 4 months or so and I plan on starting my detox plan next month.

    • ANSWER:
      It all depends on the kind of vitamin. Vitamins in which you take more that once a day have what is called a half life in which they may clear the system in hours. Others in which are recommended to be taken once a day stay in the system longer. If you have been off vitamins for four months those supplements you were taking back then have cleared your system and the nutritional benefits from them have stopped months ago. The only nutritional source you have had during this period is from what you have been eating.

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

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

  11. QUESTION:
    If i only eat fruit and vegies plus 2 litres of water for 2 weeks, how much weight will i lose?
    I have been perscribed a detox plan by my natupath that consists of only fruit andvegetables.

    If i weigh 138 pounds and am 5'1 tall (bmi-24) how much weight will i lose?

    • ANSWER:
      It depends on how many calories you consume, how much you exercise, your metabolic rate, and other factors. Most likely you can lose up to 3 to 4 pounds.

  12. QUESTION:
    Can you exercise while on the lemon detox diet?
    I want to go on the lemon detox plan, but i would also like to excercise while doing so. Am i allowed to exercise. Please do not state the dangers of being on this diet, i am aware of them

    • ANSWER:
      Yes you can exercise. Make sure you are drinking plenty of water and don't push yourself too hard. Just do light cardio. You don't want to do weights until you can increase your intake of protein. (after 10 days)

  13. QUESTION:
    Can someone recommend me a good detox diet?
    I heard from People Magazine that the stars go on Detox Diets to cleanse their bodies and lose weight quickly. I just recently gained a lot of weight over the past two or so months. I have a huge party to go to and I haven't seen most of the people there for a while. I want to look the way I did before I gained a lot of weight. What is a good three day detox plan (usually consists of eating the same low calorie food)?

    • ANSWER:
      u can try the water diet, which means before a meal drink 2 glasses of water. u will get full fast and it will digests faster, also workout, running, bikes stuff like that.

      hope this helps

  14. QUESTION:
    does anyone have a diet plan of a raw food detox diet plan please?
    please an easy raw food detox diet plan with fresh juices you can make....i am 8 1/2 stone over weight and people are telling me to eat raw it will help the number of health issues i have and make me shrink.

    • ANSWER:
      In her book Rose outlines five levels, which include raw foods to varying degrees. Dieters undertake a series of questions in order to determine which level is the most suitable for them to commence the diet with. As dieters adjust to one level they may then progress through the different levels of the diet at their own pace.

  15. QUESTION:
    How does a 7 day detox benefit your body?
    If I went on this detox and stuck to it for the time it says what are the benefits? I'm 17, female, a normal weight and healthy, if that helps.

    http://www.weightlossresources.co.uk/diet/detox/plan.htm

    • ANSWER:
      Ive done many, im known as the ' detox girl' lol. Anyways, it clears your skin, takes care of bloatiness, u feel clean and lighter and more energy after the detox is over. It caused me severe constipation and a little dizzy as the cons for a detox

  16. QUESTION:
    What should I eat for the next day or so if I ate something that irritated my stomach?
    I do deal with food intolerance ( beans,dairy, gluten, eggs, some grains like oat and wheat) which is probably the reason why my stomach is feeling this way. I feel my insides inflammed, burning, and some pain. What should I eat or drink for the next day or so, so I can start to heal? I would do BRAT but have no bananas. Anyways, should I do a liquid or strict meal plan and for how long? Maybe some sort of detox plan. It would be helpful if your able to create a meal or liquid meal plan that would be gluten free, egg free, legumes free, oat & wheat free that I could do. I really appreciate your help, Thank you

    • ANSWER:
      baked chicken
      boiled white rice

      no sauce

      i know that isn't a balanced diet, but it is good for a few days when your stomach has been very upset

  17. QUESTION:
    What should I eat for the next day or so if I ate something that irritated my stomach?
    I do deal with food intolerance ( beans,dairy, gluten, eggs, some grains like oat and wheat) which is probably the reason why my stomach is feeling this way. I feel my insides inflammed, burning, and some pain. What should I eat or drink for the next day or so, so I can start to heal? I would do BRAT but have no bananas. Anyways, should I do a liquid or strict meal plan and for how long? Maybe some sort of detox plan. It would be helpful if your able to create a meal or liquid meal plan that would be gluten free, egg free, legumes free, oat & wheat free that I could do. I really appreciate your help, Thank you

    • ANSWER:
      Hi Sally,

      Sounds like you are in a bad way. If you can get some pure apple cider vinegar (Braggs is a good brand) and take 1 tablespoon twice a day you will notice a difference. It was a blessing for my stomach problems which I no longer have. Drink LOTS of filtered water and avoid the foods that set you off for now. Then look at Dr. Joel Fuhrman's work to start to get yourself well. I hope this helps....it is based on my own experiences with food intolerance and stomach problems.

  18. QUESTION:
    Detox to kick start diet...will it lead to weight gain long term...?
    I'm planning to start a healthy eating plan/diet and wanted to detox to 'kick-start' my plan. However, I'm concerned that if I drastically cut calories on a detox, then raise my calories to 1200 calories after the detox has finished my body will start storing fat as a response to the dramatic drop in calories. Anyone had any experience of this?
    Also, whats a good detox plan to follow? Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      dont worry,,drink water and lots of it..this is the way to clean out your toxins in your body..but also eating healthy with do this gradually,,but quickly.

      changing your diet to only healthy foods is the best thing you can do and will ensure you will lose weight if combine with walking everyday especially.

      you can eat how much you like if you stay within these 3 guidelines and still lose fat naturally and gradually. You should lose 10lbs each month on average.

      1.eat only steamed lean meats, eggs, healthy fruits ,vegetables, nuts, grains, & yogurt..2. drink only water, juice, & milk..3. walk or do some physical exercise 1-3 hour every day.

      (btw, recommend you also to buy an electronic food steamer ((Very cheap)) and a rice cooker as makes it very easy to prepare healthy meals ,,add a bit of olive oil and pepper, spices on top of steamed vegeatables, fish or chicken to add more taste if wish as these are healthy too.)

  19. QUESTION:
    What are the best type of Oranges to buy for making juice?
    I just bought a new juicer and my first experience using was pretty gross. I'm blaming it on the oranges. The juice was extremely pulpy and had teeny tiny little seeds in it. It was hard to drink. Right now i"m on a detox plan that only lets me drink freshly squeezed juice. So any advice would be greatly appreciated!

    • ANSWER:
      typical juicing oranges are Valencias, but use your favorite should work too. I like blood oranges, but that gets kind of pricey.

      Pick oranges that feel heavy.

      Edit...
      I used to work at a juice bar. We'd filter the juices through a fine mesh strainer to catch some of the pulp and seed bits.

      If the pulp is bothering you, just use a strainer.

  20. QUESTION:
    How long will it take to lose 16lbs? Starting a new healthier lifestyle...?
    Female
    5'8
    11st 8lbs

    I'm not on any set diet just trying to loose excess fat.
    Finally old enough (14) to enrol at the gym, (please dont say I shouldn't be wanting to lose wait at 14- I want to start feeling healthier and looking healthier)
    I've been feeling down and unfit lately and want to do something about it.

    I'm planning going gym twice a week with a friend for less than 2 hours.
    Another friend of mine and I go on a walk every weekend all around the biggest park in our area.
    Following a few things on a detox plan and making meals my mum does from her slimming world cookbook.
    Hope that helps to give you a general idea :)

    • ANSWER:
      To loose the weight you want is tricky, but however it's very possible bc of your age. You'll want to settle on a 1500 cal to 2000 cal intake a day I'm take in 5 to 6000 a day but I'm athletic and have a high metabolic rate but anyway you want to burn more cals than you eat to do this look at the machine at the gym it'll tell you how many you've burned but remember to count cals if you do this and workout you should loose it in 1 to 2 months if that. But if you Wana loose fast take a high pace dance class that shit works

  21. QUESTION:
    What would happen if i only ate fruit and veg and drank water for a week?
    i want to kick off my weight loss and thought this would be like a detox plan?? and then start adding other essential foods weekly e.g dairy or carbs

    • ANSWER:
      You would lose weight really quickly I should think.
      But would be lacking in some essentials. So it isn't an excellent idea. Best thing to do, is maybe just to have at least one proper meal each day. The rest of the time eat just your fruit and veg.

  22. QUESTION:
    What is the best detox plan? One that refreshes you and possibly an added weight loss bonus?
    How long should I do a detox for and what should it consist of apart from drinking loads of water? What benefits will I get from doing this?

    • ANSWER:
      ehalton,

      Please don't detox. It's a fraud.

      What is "detoxing," anyway? Supposedly it's getting rid of "toxins" in our systems caused by our industrial society. So we go on a restrictive diet which is supposed to "flush" these things out of us.

      They don't work.

      Master Cleanse has been around since the 70s, and it's a terrible diet. Even Beyonce Knowles, who used it to lose some weight for her role in Dreamgirls, has gained back all the weight and now warns people away from this fraudulent diet.

      We have mulitple systems for getting rid of toxins--liver, kidneys, lungs, even the intestines--wihch do a great job of removing toxins. Nothing we can eat or not eat will help them do their job.

      I once asked people in a health food store how Goldenseal works. "It cleanses the blood," they said. "How?" I asked. "It removes the toxins." "How?" I asked. "By cleansing the blood."

      Oh.

      They had no idea.

      Now, do you know how a "detox" diet is supposed to work? What chemical reactions does it cause to remove toxins? Does it bind them? With what?

      And any diet that advocates flushing with a lot of water or especially using laxatives is to be avoided. That will remove food from your intestinal tract, but not toxins.

      The best way to detox is each day to eat a balanced, vegetable-based diet with at least ten times the calories as you want to weigh in pounds. Drink plenty of water, sure, but don't, please don't, fall for the 'detox' idea which just doesn't work. Eat well, eat happily, eat low fat, but enjoy your meals and your life.

  23. QUESTION:
    has anyone used health aid 2 day detox plan to pass a drug test?
    has any one used health aid 2 day detox plan to pass a drug test? if so did it work? beuse if not iam bring it back to the store.

    • ANSWER:
      yes i haved i had to take a drug test to get a job at a country club,i failed the drug test and dint get the job.i smoke a lot i haved tried a lot of things the only things that work's the best is drinking tons of water.but it might work for you depending on how much you smoke or what type of drug you are taking.

  24. QUESTION:
    At what point in my 28 day detox would a "sweat lodge" be most beneficial?
    I've just started a 28 day detox and plan to visit a local "sweat lodge" that has steam and sauna rooms set up with specific themes to aid detoxification. At what point in the detox process would the "sweat lodge" process be most beneficial?

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

  25. QUESTION:
    Does anyone know how to get rid of fluoride in the body?
    A detox plan if you know of one.

    • ANSWER:
      Good question, Fluoride is a nastly little bugger though, and it's very difficult to get out of the body.

      There are a variety of detoxification plans that can get some ammount out (and some is definitely better than none here), but the only thing I know of which gets large ammount requires drinking colloidal gold (since F is the only thing that reacts with Au, the FAu metal complex is harmless to the body and gets excreted rather than retained, and Au with bump F out of it's previous chemical bond).

      I don't think eating gold is very affordable however, so I am constantly looking for better approaches. The easiest thing to do is prevent F from getting in in the first place (which can be done by drinking water purified via reverse osmosis), and I would focus on preventing further absorbtion first, since it's a more realistic step.

      If you ever end up following through on something, please contact me about your experiences, because this is a topic I have been looking into for a long time, and I'm exteremely lacking in direct experiences.
      Hope I helped/you can help me!

  26. QUESTION:
    does anybody have a really good detox plan that you can make and follow yourself?
    if you can include website addresses it would be great. I want a plan that I can make and follow myself, rather than some shop bought concoction.

    • ANSWER:
      my cousins went on the lemon detox plan. i dont know how it went but

      i googled and found this
      http://www.lemondetox.com/the_lemon_detox_diet.htm

      theres alot of info on search results, look through a couple of them and see if its right for you

      good luck

  27. QUESTION:
    Need advice for my diet any suggestions?
    I am on a low carb diet but I am on vacation and it has been nothing but a week of eating only carbs. What I need is a good detox plan for when I get back on it. Also I need advice on how to deal with the carb withdrawal.

    • ANSWER:
      We need complex carbs in our daily diet.
      Avoid simple carbs like sugar, flour, and baked goods and you will be golden.

  28. QUESTION:
    Have any of you tried a good detox/cleanse juice fast or the likes?
    I was thinking about doing the lemon cleanse to revitalize myself and jump start my diet. Not so much about trying to lose weight easily..I just want to "clean" myself out and get rid of some gross cravings :) Any tips? Please tell me a detox/cleanse plan.

    • ANSWER:
      Isagenix is the nutritional leader for this and works amazingly well. It doesn't have any of the gross side effects some of the others do AND you get a coach to work with to make sure you follow the program and help you make adjustments for you and your lifestyle.

      Feel free to contact me directly with any questions, I promise no sales pressure.

  29. QUESTION:
    What is the best detox plan for 10 days?
    I am getting married in 2 months and i need a plan to loose atleats 20 pounds any suggestions?

    • ANSWER:
      hey Jessy! Glad to know you are having your big day soon,i had the same issue as you did and i found this woderfull product i came acrross and i was shocked with the results try it and you will never forget me ever.10 days 25 pounds i lost.Just checkout the link.

  30. QUESTION:
    Do you know any good liquid detox plans to clean out the toxins?
    I want to do a healthy 3 day liquid detox to get rid of the toxins and eliminate sugar cravings.

    • ANSWER:
      Drink only Cranberry juice.
      It will detox your hole system, and is good for you.

  31. QUESTION:
    How do I go about detoxing?
    How should I go about taking my body through a detox stage? Are detox plans strictly beneficial? -- meaning there's no downside?

    I'm pretty clueless. Thanks in advance!

    • ANSWER:
      Water, water, water in a ridiculous amount. This will cleanse your body of all metabolic wastes and make your skin look great. Drink a fiber shake once a day every other day for regularity. Don't use too much as this will cause bloating and uncomfortableness. Also, try to avoid alcohol, drugs, red meat, salty foods and milk.

      Good luck!

  32. QUESTION:
    Does anyone know where can I download the book 21 pounds in 21 days on the internet for free?
    I would love to try this detox plan but the book is so expensive where I stay. So can anyone tell me where can I find it on the net, or can someone send it to me. Please!!

    • ANSWER:
      yes at a site i think is called something like "downloadfreestuffwithviruses.com"

  33. QUESTION:
    HOw to detox your body from toxins?
    I'm starting off the school year fresh and want to change my eating style so i can be more healthy. To start this I want to begin by detoxing my body from toxins. Whats a good detox plan?

    • ANSWER:
      Detox improves health, energy, resistance to disease, mental state, digestion, as well as aiding in weight loss. Many dietitians, and doctors, however, regard 'detox diets' as less effective than drinking a glass of water, and view 'detox diets' as generally harmless but a waste of money."Detox" diets usually suggest that water, or fruits and vegetables compose a majority of one's food intake. Limiting this to unprocessed (and sometimes also non-GM) foods is often advocated. Limiting or eliminating alcohol is also a major factor, and drinking more water is similarly recommended. More tips here
      http://cashsunshine.blogspot.com/search/label/Detoxification

  34. QUESTION:
    How can I lose some extra pounds in a week?
    Yes, I already exercise daily. But my weight has been stagnant at 7 pounds overweight. I am trying to do it for a life insurance examination. I am already on a low-calorie diet. I was thinking I can do a detox meal plan for a week, but I don't know where or what I should eat. Is there something that will get the extra fecal matter out of your gut? Like an enema or diuretic?

    • ANSWER:
      I know your dilemma because I have been there too. Its very frustrating when you are doing all the right things and nothing happens!

      You could try to change the activities you do to burn calories - or just up the intensity, for example, walk fast to the end of one block, jog slowly to the end of the next block, walk the next one, jog the following one etc...it will 'shock' your body into having to deal with the new routine.

      What you eat is harder, because if you drop too many calories your body will know it and begin to conserve energy which you DONT want!

      You want your body to be a furnace! I would try to do something different - eat 5 smaller meals or decide whether eating a bigger breakfast works better for you or if you prefer to 'fill up' at night with a large serving of vegetables and some protein.

      I find I can eat a smaller breakfast but I am hungry at lunchtime. I try to keep my blood sugar nice and even by eating fruit or a handful of nuts or lowfat yoghurt for a snack.

      Dont eat after 7 pm...that always seems to get me to lose weight - even if I dont do anything else! True!

      Try to fill up on lots of water and drinks like green tea or sugar free drinks.

      Good luck!

  35. QUESTION:
    is it possible to do an all liquid detox?
    So, not a fan of veggies so any online detox plans just annoy me. Its immature, but if I'm going to be successful on this diet, surely I want to enjoy the food I'm eating.
    So I want to do a detox diet, and so I'm wondering if I would physically manage to just drink nothing but homemade smoothies, herbal teas, and water for say a week to 10 days.
    If this is me being really ignorant, please don't be horrible! I'm just curious and also, would I be able to make all the smoothies for the day in the morning, freeze them and then defrost them as I need them?
    Thanks in advance x

    • ANSWER:
      It is certainly possible, but it will be tough if you have never gone without food before. After a few days, though, you will probably start getting a bit used to it.

      The important thing would be to get as many of the nutrients you need as possible, so it would be good to have smoothies made from natural foods - fruits (maybe veggies) - as opposed to man-made stuff.

      I don't know what your long term goal is, but vegetables are important for good health.

      All the best!

  36. QUESTION:
    What is the best 7 day detox plan?
    I'm already extremely healthy and active, but feel (with several xmas parties coming up) a week long detox will do me some good. I'm stocked up on organic fruit & veg, green tea, and acai berry juice!

    Any tips?

    • ANSWER:
      Detox as a concept is I am afraid an urban myth. It was created by constipated Edwardians who refused to eat vegetables as they considered them merely for the lower classes. They then spent their time taking laxatives and using enemas.

  37. QUESTION:
    Does anyone know a good detox liquid diet? and does it actually work?
    I am looking to do a detox diet plan. I was hoping someone has done it and or knows what kinds of liquids to consume. Any help would be great.

    • ANSWER:
      Perhaps you could try the lemon juice detox diet.

  38. QUESTION:
    How long in a day can I use a Sauna?
    I love the Sauna and what I want to do is to take 3 sessions a day for one week each session lasting 15 to 20 minutes at 80 Degree Celsius. This is a part of my detox diet plan where I shall be having purely vegetables and fruits in order to clean up my digestive system.

    • ANSWER:
      You are probably staying too long.
      Normally 10 to 15 minutes is enough.
      Depending on the break between sessions, that is, if you stay outside for a few hours then you could go inside again, but if you are only outside a few minutes then you should not go back inside for another session.

  39. QUESTION:
    What is the best diet pill out there?
    I'm not looking for a shortcut or anything of that sort. In the past few weeks I have started a new workout/diet. Mostly just get exercise and eat healthy sort of thing. I have heard that a good detox plan helps to flush the body.

    So I am curious what is the best detox pill or plan and does anyone know of any helpful diet pills. Not looking for anything to make me weigh 100lbs by next week just an extra weekly booster. Thank You!!

    • ANSWER:
      Cyanide

      Not really... but probably Hydroxycut. It works!

  40. QUESTION:
    Where can I find a *NO YEAST*NO GLUTEN* BREAD?
    Im in a detox plan and I need to avoid yeast and gluten!

    • ANSWER:
      Health food shop, or just cut out the bread entirely, go for rice cakes if you're on a detox.

  41. QUESTION:
    Any good ideas for going on a fruit & veg detox?
    I am looking for good ideas and creative ways to mix up fruits and veggies for a detox diet. Any good fruit and veggie combinations to blend up? Any detox advice? I am planning to follow the fat-flush method where you drink unsweetened cranberry-lemon water.

    • ANSWER:
      Check out the Master Cleanser Lemonade Diet. Simple, inexpensive, and you don't send your body into shock by starvation. It is intense so check into it carefully before considering it. There is a link below. I have the book, however, you can view the book online in its entirety. I am sorry that I couldn't find that link for you right away. Good luck and be safe in your detox no matter what you choose.

  42. QUESTION:
    What is the best detox diet?
    I'm thinking of doing a detox to cleanse my system before I seriously change my eating habits and start back to the gym. Does anyone have a good detox plan or recommend any good products?

    • ANSWER:
      This is what i do and im 13!! :
      1.Drink Detox Tea and Green Tea .
      2.Beet Juice with some Carrot Juice in it .
      3.Drink TONS of water !
      TIP: Make sure to use the bathroom a lot , because when you drink Beet Juice its cleaning your liver , and do not be freaked out when your pee is kinda orange or redish . My mom said its just helping you .

      Good Luck !! :)

  43. QUESTION:
    Does anyone know of a GOOD detox to lose weight?
    I had a baby almost 2 months ago. I gained 45 & lost 25 ; I need help with the rest. I'm looking for a detox plan to do before I start my diet. Thank you in advance

    • ANSWER:
      lots of veggies and fruits is the BEST detox =)

      this is mentioned in an episode of oprah.
      dr. oz was on there saying this.
      i think u have to do it about a week.

  44. QUESTION:
    Why do you wait a week in between cycles of the Orovo Detox diet?
    I just finished the first round of Orovo Detox, and am supposed to wait a week before I finish the bottle. Why do you have to wait a week in between? Is this normal for detox diets? I lost 5 lbs the first week, should I expect to keep that weight off? Do you lose as much weight the second round as the first?

    • ANSWER:
      Very normal for detox pills, at least the ones that are potent enough to do anything. I had tried a few, but nothing worked as good as Orovo Detox. I hope youre drinking a ton of water. You can expect to drink a gallon a day, and use the bathroom ten times in the morning on the detox plan, but the weight comes off. I was peaked the whole time, and the week off is because it is so strong, your body shouldnt be flushed constantly. That is why its every other week for one month. Dont be disappointed, but you probably wont lose as much the second week. I lost 6 lbs first week and only 3 the second, but that was 9 in one month. Ill take that anyday, or month

  45. QUESTION:
    Can you detox without buying expensive products?
    I am intrigued by the concept of body detox but am afraid the products are rip-offs. Aren't there common products that would do the same thing for a fraction of the price?

    • ANSWER:
      Of course! You can create yourself a very efficient Detox Plan using common ingredients from your local store!
      Be sure to include a good balance of the following in your diet;
      Fruit
      Fruit juice
      Vegetables
      Beans & lentils
      Tofu & quorn
      Oats
      Potatoes
      Brown rice and rice noodles
      Rye crackers, oat crackers
      Fresh fish
      Unsalted nuts
      Unsalted seeds
      Plain popcorn
      Live natural yoghurt (make sure it's live!)
      Garlic, ginger, fresh herbs
      Honey (gorgeous with lemon in tea)
      Water
      Herbal teas

      Avoid red meats and dairy products (milk, cheese etc), chocolate, alcohol, tobacco, salt, fizzy drinks and sauces like mayonnaise and Ranch.

      Exercise thoroughly (as much as you can whilst still enjoying it!). Detoxing doesn't have to burn a hole in your pocket, don't fall for the expensive products now on the market!
      Hope I helped :)

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

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

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

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

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

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

      Breakfast- Banana and fruit smoothie, glass of water.

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

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

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

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

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

  47. QUESTION:
    where can i find some detox diet recipe?
    my husband and i are planning to detox diet for a week. but i cant seem to find any recipes online.

    • ANSWER:
      http://www.living-foods.com/recipes/ has a great site that you can pick many recipes off of. I just completed a two week detox and this site was a blessing. Remember, no wheat, dairy, meat, caffeine or citrus fruit.

  48. QUESTION:
    How do you start the detox/ water diet?
    I've been trying to find out more about the detox diet, but I can't seem to find enough about it online.

    Is anybody on this diet?

    Does it really work? I heard that you can lose ALOT of weight in such a really short time! Is that good for your body, considering that you are on a diet?

    How do you exactly go about doing this diet? I heard that the diet ranges anywhere from 3 days to 3 weeks. So what do you have to do and/or take while on the diet?

    How much water am i supposed to drink each day?(not including the water in the mixture)

    Can you eat lemons?

    Is Cayenne pepper/ginger an essential ingredient or is this just to taste, can you have it without?
    I'm not saying that I'm going to give the diet a try. I just want to know more about it before seeing my doctor and/or actually starting the diet.

    • ANSWER:
      You don't! Going on any extreme diet like the following can be damaging to your body, just because Hollywood stars do it, it does not mean it is safe!

      You have to get that "diet" image out of your head. You need to rather think in terms of "healthy eating", and you need to include resistance training / cardio. There is no easy way out. People are always seeking for the magic pill / forumla that will help them lose the weight but this will lead to failure. If you are planning to lose muscle/water, then I suggest you go on the diet (well not really!), but what I am saying is if you don't care about your health, then by all means go ahead. But if you do, then don't go on it.

      I have attached the following link, which explains how you should lose the fat the right way, though it is basic article, it tells nearly everything you should know. Remember anyone can lose a heap of weight in a short period of time, but you have to ask yourself "How much of it was fat?". A majority of the time, the answer would probably be "nearly none".

      http://www.discussbodybuilding.com/m_111175/mpage_1/tm.htm

  49. QUESTION:
    How do you get rid of a migraine headache while you are on a Detox Diet?
    I'm doing a detox with water, fruits, veggies, and a 7 day supplement called detox 7. Im on my 3rd day, i feel great but when i wake up i have a massive, painful headache, its unbearable.. I had to take two excedrins, i know that defeats the detox but i has in pain.
    How can i get rid of the headache without taking excedrin.?
    I usually drink 6 cups of coffe and have 2 red bulls a day.

    • ANSWER:
      Unless you have been diagnosed as having migraine, I don't think this is migraine. Withdrawing from caffeine can throw you into a horrendous headache. Considering the amount of coffee and red bull you drink, this is not surprising.

      Many people consider a very bad headache to be a migraine. Migraine is a neurological disorder, which encompasses a large group of symptoms. It is not solely defined as a bad headache.

      In my opinion, you would be best to fore go this detoxification process and treat yourself in a more reasonable manner. Reduce your intake of caffeine gradually. I am pretty sure the drastic steps you have taken in regards to your caffeine intake have thrown you into this headache situation.

      Please be kind to yourself. Re-examine this detoxification plan. Why are you doing it? Is the "detox 7" a safe product? Is it FDA approved?

      You didn't start out drinking so many caffeinated drinks all at once. You shouldn't stop them all at once.

  50. QUESTION:
    What are the best foods to eat to detox your body, to get ready for a diet?
    I've been on a diet for a while now, and I have not seen any results. I did not detox or cleanse my body before I started. Is that the reason I have failed? Will cleansing my system help with the weight loss?

    • ANSWER:
      I don't know if detoxing your body will help you achieve your dieting goals, but cranberry juice is a good detoxer. Are you exercising as well? One of the key components to losing weight is using more calories than you consume, so that your body has to take the extra needed calories (your body's energy source) from your fat cells. So my suggestion is just eat low calorie food, and exercise a lot. Ride a bike or walk to school or work instead of drive. Go for a jog instead of watch TV. Or find something you enjoy doing that is physically active, for me it is playing sports..

      sex is a good (and fun!) form of exercise as well, there is even something called sexercise where you purposely do difficult positions and other things like that to make your sex more of a workout. Look it up.
      Also, don't expect to lose 20 pounds instantly. Losing weight in a healthy manner is a slow process. If you lose 2 pounds a week your doing darn good! Make a plan and stick to it, you can do it!


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What Is Good To Cleanse Your Body

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
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    Does the proactiv deep cleansing body wash work? If so how long does it take for it to work? This is for moderate to mild body acne. Also, if used with the body pads and/or body lotion by proactiv will this make it work faster too?

    • ANSWER:
      I've been in that situation and there is really nothing you can do about it. There are things you can do to try to reduce the blemishes and get rid of acne temporarily but you will always be finding yourself cleaning your face or your body depending on where it's at.

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  2. QUESTION:
    How do I cleanse my body of impurities and fat?
    I am wanting to cleanse my body of impurities and fat. How do I go about doing that?

    • ANSWER:
      i guess you have reade something about that or seen on tv?
      there is no need to do anything special - your body is cleansing itself with dietary fiber you get mostly from fruit and veggies.
      find calorie/fitness calculator on the net, enter all your stats and it will tell you how many calories you need a day to maintain, take off 300-400cal off that number and thats how much you need to lose.
      eat 5-6 small meals a day (eat every 2-3 hours)
      5-8 servings of fruit and veggies a day
      8 glasses of water
      have complex carbs for breakfast - they give you energy
      have lean meat (protein) for dinner - repairs muscle
      cardio exercise 4-6 times a week for 30-50min, light weight training
      dont consume foods that are made of white flour (white bread, cakes, past etc.), sugar loaded foods (cookies, icecream, candy etc) and nothing fried, oily.
      ofcourse you can spoil yourself once in a while with a little treat:)

  3. QUESTION:
    What do the chinese mean when they say to eat something to cleanse your body?
    I am half Chinese, and one day I was at the market and I saw these huge blocks of duck blood apparently and my dad said, we eat those to cleanse our body. I don't understand what he means by cleanse. Any ideas??
    I am trying to build some body mass. So should I add duck blood in my diet?

    • ANSWER:
      When chinese say cleanse body, they usually means by eating the food, it can remove toxic within our body.

      Clearing bowel is one of the way.

      For body mass, you need tons of carbo and protein food along with exercise to shape up your body.

      Edit:
      To all non Chinese out there claiming that TCM (traditional chinese medicine) and stuff are rubbish, please note that TCM are around for few hundreds of years. Those TCM products that are really beneficial for bodies. Although there are a lot of scams products out there, one should not deny the benefits of TCM.

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

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

  5. QUESTION:
    What is the best pill to take to cleanse your body?
    What is the best pill to cleanse your body.

    • ANSWER:
      Detox pills, and detoxification and cleansing in general, are neither useful nor necessary unless you have had long-term narcotic use or are chronically constipated. Detoxification and cleansing has no proven medical benefits for the average person whatsoever. It will NOT help you lose any significant amount of fat. Your intestines are clean unless you use large amounts of muscle relaxers, or have serious digestive illness.

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

  6. QUESTION:
    What's a simple home remedy to cleanse the body in order to increase energy?
    What's a simple home remedy to cleanse the body in order to increase energy?

    • ANSWER:
      Liquid chlorophyll helps.

  7. QUESTION:
    Can you suggest something to help cleanse my body?
    Been smoking, drinking, doing drugs and I want to start a new life. Please suggest some remedies to help cleanse my body of all these toxins i've been putting into it.

    Thank you.

    • ANSWER:
      Water is number one. You could also try aloe vera juice. Just avoid products that promise huge benefits. Simple, common sense answers are always best. Less beef, coffee, and sugar... more fish, tea, and fruit.

  8. QUESTION:
    What are some ways to cleanse your body and lose weight?
    I was just wondering how to cleanse my body naturally without pills and does cleansing your body really help you to lose weight at the same time?
    I have been exercising at least 2 hours a day and I have come to a point were I cant lose any more. I hope information I asked for will help me start to lose again

    • ANSWER:
      The only things you need to do to let your body clean itself is to stay well hydrated and eat enough fiber in your diet.

      One their own these things will not help you loose weight but will support a good weightloss effort.

  9. QUESTION:
    How long does it take to totally cleanse your body, tips?
    normally a healthy freak, I dont usually eat any processed foods or drink alcohol, the past 3 days I feel like I have trashed my body by eating a bunch of junk and drinking too much. How long would it take me to cleanse my body? I'm drinking lots of water, fasting starting tommorow and hitting the sauna twice a day. can you suggest any supps, or any tips to help me get clean?

    • ANSWER:
      drink 3 litres of bleach.

  10. QUESTION:
    How do I cleanse my body of THC and increase my chances of passing a drug test?
    I am 15 years old and weigh approximately 118 pounds. The last time I smoked was last thursday and I'm a daily marijuana smoker. I'm pretty thin so I can imagine I have a fast metabolism. I'm going to give a urine sample tomorrow, so please, give me any advice as to how to cleanse my body.

    • ANSWER:
      I'm no expert but I'd say that you'd be OK so long as you don't smoke any more before the test. If you really want to be sure, drinks a lot of water, drink lots of coffee and maybe even take a weak diuretic (don't overdo it, you don't want that showing up and raising eyebrows).

      I think to detect marijuana after that long a period they would have to take fat and blood samples. But I could be wrong.

  11. QUESTION:
    Is there some way to naturally detox or cleanse your body?
    Is there some way to naturally detox or cleanse your body?

    • ANSWER:
      There is a lot of hype around "detoxing" and "cleansing" these days. Most of what you'll hear is untrue, and can be just a waste of your time and money. There’s no evidence that detoxing and cleansing has any health benefit. Nonetheless, there are lifestyle changes you can make to “detox” your body. Cutting back on saturated fats, daily calories, refined grains, sugar, and sodium can help you reap all kinds of health benefits. Instead, choose fruits and vegetables, whole grains, fat-free or low-fat dairy, lean protein, seafood, and healthy fats.

  12. QUESTION:
    What is the best way to cleanse the body?
    What is the best way to cleanse the body of all the harmful toxins? Are there certain foods I can eat?

    • ANSWER:
      i heard that a shake of onions and pickles will do but if you don't want to suffer i suggest drinking herbalife shakes and tea or aloe water. yes, aloe water would be best :)

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

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

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

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

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

  14. QUESTION:
    What is the best way to detox and cleanse the body?
    I don't want to do a water fasting detox. I think I've heard of a cranberry juice one? Also, how much weight can you lose from detoxing and cleansing the body?

    • ANSWER:
      one of my friends lost heaps of weight on the high protein no carbs diet but i dont think its real good for you not long term anyway but she also drunk loads of water and no caffiene and loads of fruit and veg and no processed foods and she says shes feeling great.Im pretty sure there are heaps out there.

  15. QUESTION:
    Is a water fasting detox diet good to cleanse out your body?
    I really want to cleanse my body of toxins but don't want to gain any weight when i'm off it. should i still do it to clean out my body?

    • ANSWER:
      Your body doesn't need 'cleaning out'. We are not full of toxins, it's a myth.
      Eat a sensible diet and your body will look after itself.
      We have skin, lungs, liver and kidneys doing the job and the colon is self cleansing.
      The 'cleaning out' routines do more harm than good.

      If you must do it water is far better than some of the dubious concoctions online that result in diarrhoea, electrolyte imbalance and a damaged gut.

  16. QUESTION:
    What does green tea do to cleanse your body?
    I was just drinking my green tea and i have heard it cleanses your body and is very good for you. How does it do all of these things?

    • ANSWER:
      The basic answer is just that green tea is full of healthy nutrients such as antioxidants which help boost your immune system, and also gives you energy and can aid in weight loss.
      What happens is, the tea boosts your metabolism, so you burn fat quicker and more efficiently.

      I've never liked the taste very much, but I can't deny it does leave you feeling refreshed and healthy :)

  17. QUESTION:
    What is the best safest way to cleanse out my body?
    I am getting ready to try to start and lose weight but I feel like I should just flush and cleanse my body first. What is the best detox cleansing I could do? I am on spring break now so I want to do while I am at home. Should I just drink lots of water?

    • ANSWER:
      Yes drink a lot of water but not to much. Eat veggies and fruit alot. Raisens are very good along with pomegranate juice. Those will clean out your system very well

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

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

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

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

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

  19. QUESTION:
    would anyone recommend having capsules to cleanse your body from the inside is a good thing?
    i was researching on capsules that cleanses your body from the inside side out. they say that its good for the immune system, and good for the skin. what would you think?

    • ANSWER:
      no don't use tablets why not try colonic irrigation

  20. QUESTION:
    how to cleanse your body to get rid of a medicine like birth control?
    how to cleanse your body to get rid of a medicine like birth control

    • ANSWER:
      BC is in your blood you can't "cleanse" it out you have to wait for it to dissipate. So sorry, Its not in your digestive system.

  21. QUESTION:
    How do you cleanse your own body to become healthier ?
    I am leaving for the army in a month and i'm getting ready by exercising and trying to keep my body as healthy as possible. I am wondering how i can cleanse my body of anything bad such as recent food i ate that might of been too greasy or something like that so I can better help myself become more prepared.

    • ANSWER:

  22. QUESTION:
    what safe dietary supplements can i take to cleanse my body?
    they say that we should cleanse our body every now and then.i was told that the fullness sometimes of your belly is undigested food.so i cant take laxatives cause you might have heart failure if taken too many.what about castor oil?will that help cleanse your system and relieve the undigested food?

    • ANSWER:
      You could spend one day having green tea or just warm water to cleanse your body. Warm water has many benefits:
      You can loose weight and extra fat deposited
      in your body by drinking it.
      It makes the food digestion so faster
      and cleans the fat deposits,
      so if you want to lose weight you can go ahead.

      It really doesn't harm in any ways.
      .

  23. QUESTION:
    How a 13 year old can stay in shape?
    I'm skinny and i want to stay this way and also get stronger. Im wondering like how many push-ups and sit-ups and things like that i can do a day to stay in shape. Also what can i eat that will cleanse my body and make me healthier. Ps im a vegetarian, when i say cleanse body i dont mean like using the bathroom i mean like get rid of all the bad stuff in me. And im a girl.

    • ANSWER:
      Track is a joke. Try going out for SWIMMING. It works every muscle in your body and makes you stronger without you becoming "big". Plus, sexy guys in speedos.

  24. QUESTION:
    What effects does hot food have on your body?
    Does it really cleanse your body? And in that case, what kind of hot food is good? How does it work?

    • ANSWER:
      It does not cleanse your body. Your liver and kidneys do that job rather nicely. I don't know where people get these crackpot notions.

  25. QUESTION:
    Does apple cider vinegar really help cleanse your body ?
    does apple cider vinegar, two table spoons in a glass of water help cleanse you body ? i heard it does and they say lots of celebs do that once a week to cleanse, like megan fox and fergie, they said it on E news, so what do you guys think ?

    • ANSWER:
      No - it does not "cleanse your body". Your liver, kidneys and gastrointestinal system do that automatically.

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

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

  27. QUESTION:
    How can I reduce how much time I spend in the shower?
    I'm trying to "go green" but I always end up spending 20+ min. in the shower. Here's my routine:
    Wet hair/body, shampoo hair, cleanse face, rinse hair, condition hair, shave legs, rinse hair, cleanse body.
    I will admit, there are times that I will just stand there because the hot water feels nice, and I've been getting in the habit of not doing that anymore. But other than that, what other ways can I cut down on how much time I spend in the shower?

    • ANSWER:
      get a 2 in 1 shampoo and conditioner, that way, you only rinse your hair once. Don't shave constantly in the shower, you can shave somewhere else as well. Turn off water when soaping and stuff, just turn it on when washing it off. There is always the hippie way, don't shower that often, but I wouldn't recommend it.

  28. QUESTION:
    What is THE Best Way to Cleanse Your Body?
    Just as the question asks: What is the best way to cleanse your body of toxins? (internal and external -- if any)

    Also, as a secondary question, what is the best way to clean your skin of deep dirt? (besides the basic answers "shower/bath" and "soap and water" lol)

    • ANSWER:
      There is no build up of bad plaque, toxins, or sludge in a normal, reasonably healthy system. If this was the case we would have people dying left and right from malnutrition since their small intestines couldn't absorb nutrients.
      The majority of the water from food and what we drink is reabsorbed through the colon. If our colons were clogged we would all be walking around looking like sponges right?
      Detoxing is ridding the system - liver, kidneys, and intestines of toxins both internal and environmental. Additionally, many toxins are stored in our fat cells so in order to truly "detox", you need to lose excess body fat as well. Our liver and kidneys aren't clogged with toxins. Otherwise we would be dead.
      Our kidneys filter 50 gallons of fluids a day. And the liver filters 500 gallons a day! They are the detox superheroes. They send most of these toxins to your bladder.
      The liver does in fact get layered with fat when we become overweight.
      We "cleanse and detox" naturally 24 hours a day through respiration, sweat, liver, and kidneys.
      We can help by eating a healthy diet with minimal added sugar and salt. Lots of fresh fruit, lean meats, vegetables, whole grain foods, beans, peas, and brown rice keep a system as healthy as it can be.
      Minimal alcohol, caffeine, soda.
      Read food labels. If you can't pronounce it, don't put it in your body.
      A healthy high fiber diet works every time.
      Increases the speed and efficiency of the digestive system and helps the body rid itself of both internal and environmental toxins.
      Commercial cleanses actually flush out the beneficial bacteria and enzymes in the digestive system.
      Search gut flora to learn about the beneficial bacteria we need in our colon.
      We have more beneficial bacteria in our digestive systems than all the cells in our bodies!
      Did you know the digestive system is one of the largest contributors to our immune system?
      They don't tell you about the gas, cramping, and bloating you will experience when you start eating again and the body has to rebuild this bacteria population with a flush cleanse.
      Spend your money in the produce department.
      Good luck.

  29. QUESTION:
    How do I make a good home made body detox/cleanse?
    I want to detox / cleanse my body. I heard a lot of fat and toxins are stored and it's a good way to rid the body of you cleanse or detox. Are there any home made cleansing syrups or drinks you can make? What are the ingredients and how often to you drink them and for what length of time?

    • ANSWER:
      Your diet can be your detox! Eating a frugivore diet is the best way to help regenerate cells and restore great health. Reversing acidosis is the #1 choice for true detoxing. When we eat a diet consisting of 80% (of total calories daily) fruit, 15% greens and 5% good fats, we alkalize our bodies. If a person is very acidic and sufferers with dis-ease, they may also want to add some herbs or pure herbal formulas.

  30. QUESTION:
    What is the best way to detoxify your body at home?
    What is the best possible way to cleanse my body/clear the colon of toxins or to detoxify due to stressors, pollutants, toxins, and other such things?

    • ANSWER:
      Anyone interested in detoxifying their body might think about paying a little more attention to their body and less attention to the people trying to get their money. The body already has nature's most effective detoxification system. It's called the liver. The liver changes the chemical structure of foreign compounds so they can be filtered out of the blood by the kidneys, which then excrete them in the urine.

  31. QUESTION:
    What is a good NATURAL way to cleanse and detox my body?
    I don't want a diet! I just would like to cleanse my body of all the toxins and bad stuff to feel re-energized and healthy
    I don't want a diet! (However if the detox does have weight loss effects that's ok, just making it clear that i am not specifically looking for a weight loss detox)
    I just would like to cleanse my body of all the toxins and bad stuff to feel re-energized and healthy.

    • ANSWER:
      Detoxing is a myth (not to be confused with physician supervised drug detoxification). It is an idea that was never backed by science but by companies selling scam products. Look into it through reputable sources of information and don't waste your money. Just eat healthy, exercise and your body takes take of foreign and undesireable substances on its own.

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

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

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

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

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

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

      Breakfast- Banana and fruit smoothie, glass of water.

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

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

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

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

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

  33. QUESTION:
    What is a good and healthy way to cleanse you digestive system?
    am looking to cleanse my body and start a fresh new healthy eating me. so i will like to cleanse my digestive system.

    • ANSWER:
      Drink lots of water, and eat lots of fiber and vegetables.

      There is no need to actively "cleanse" your digestive system, you body will do that for you. I recommend NOT taking a fiber supplement, such as psyllium seed husk, unless you are having persisent digestive problems.

  34. QUESTION:
    How to detox my body in a month to lose weight without expensive potions?
    Well I'm 15 and I know I need to cleanse my body so it looks healthy for school. I exercise everyday but I just went on vacation and I think i need to cleanse the body. I don't want to use any expensive things from the store ; I rather go all natural. I it possible and is it healthy for my age?

    • ANSWER:
      lots and lots of water!

  35. QUESTION:
    What are the best foods to eat to detox your body, to get ready for a diet?
    I've been on a diet for a while now, and I have not seen any results. I did not detox or cleanse my body before I started. Is that the reason I have failed? Will cleansing my system help with the weight loss?

    • ANSWER:
      I don't know if detoxing your body will help you achieve your dieting goals, but cranberry juice is a good detoxer. Are you exercising as well? One of the key components to losing weight is using more calories than you consume, so that your body has to take the extra needed calories (your body's energy source) from your fat cells. So my suggestion is just eat low calorie food, and exercise a lot. Ride a bike or walk to school or work instead of drive. Go for a jog instead of watch TV. Or find something you enjoy doing that is physically active, for me it is playing sports..

      sex is a good (and fun!) form of exercise as well, there is even something called sexercise where you purposely do difficult positions and other things like that to make your sex more of a workout. Look it up.
      Also, don't expect to lose 20 pounds instantly. Losing weight in a healthy manner is a slow process. If you lose 2 pounds a week your doing darn good! Make a plan and stick to it, you can do it!

  36. QUESTION:
    What are some ways to give your body a fresh start?
    What are some ways to rid your body of toxins/bad things?

    I want to completely start over and cleanse my body so it can have a fresh start. Besides drinking water, what are some ways to completely replenish/refresh/restart yourself (anything, really. Just no marketing scams. I don't want to have to spend money on this or anything).

    and once I do, what are things I should keep from consuming, etc?

    • ANSWER:
      I am glad someone cares that much about there body and wants to be heathy =) here are somethings to eat to re fresh your body
      Green leafy vegetables Eat them raw, throw them into a broth, add them to juices. Their chlorophyll helps swab out environmental toxins (heavy metals, pesticides) and protects the liver.

      Lemons You need to keep the fluids flowing to wash out the body and fresh lemonade is ideal. Its vitamin C, considered the detox vitamin, helps convert toxins into a water-soluble form that's easily flushed away.

      Watercress Put a handful into salads, soups, and sandwiches. The peppery little green leaves have a diuretic effect that helps move things through your system. And cress is rich in minerals too.

      Garlic Add it to everything -- salads, sauces, spreads. In addition to the bulb's cardio benefits, it activates liver enzymes that help filter out junk.

      Green tea This antioxidant-rich brew is one of the healthiest ways to get more fluids into your system. Bonus: It contains catechins, which speed up liver activity.

      Broccoli sprouts Get 'em at your health-food store. They pack 20 to 50 times more cancer-fighting, enzyme-stimulating activity into each bite than the grown-up vegetable.

      Sesame seeds They're credited with protecting liver cells from the damaging effects of alcohol and other chemicals. For a concentrated form, try tahini, the yummy sesame seed paste that's a staple of Asian cooking.

      Cabbage There are two main types of detoxifying enzymes in the liver; this potent veggie helps activate both of them. Coleslaw, anyone?

      Psyllium A plant that's rich in soluble fiber, like oat bran, but more versatile. It mops up toxins (cholesterol too) and helps clear them out. Stir powdered psyllium into juice to help cleanse your colon, or have psyllium-fortified Bran Buds for breakfast.

      Fruits, fruits, fruits They're full of almost all the good things above: vitamin C, fiber, nutritious fluids, and all kinds of antioxidants. Besides, nothing tastes better than a ripe mango, fresh berries, or a perfect pear.

  37. QUESTION:
    What is the best way to detoxify your body?
    What is the best possible way to cleanse my body/clear the colon of toxins or to detoxify due to stressors, pollutants, toxins, and other such things?

    • ANSWER:
      Your own body is very efficient at doing this on it's own. Detox diets, flushes and cleanses are scams, not without risks.

  38. QUESTION:
    How much water is needed in order to rehydrate the body from drinking a cup of caffeinated beverage?
    In order to cleanse the body of impurities and caffeine
    Please provide with a source

    • ANSWER:
      All water intake counts equally including coffee and alcoholic drinks as any diuretic effect is minimal or non-existent; once accustomed to caffeinated drinks, these count and act as any other water intake.
      http://www.lsbu.ac.uk/water/health.html

      You may be surprised to learn that caffeinated beverages are
      not dehydrating, as is commonly believed. A 2004 report from
      the IOM concluded that caffeine-containing beverages such as
      regular coffee, tea and soft drinks contribute to total daily water
      intake, similar to beverages without caffeine. Although caffeine
      has a mild diuretic effect, it does not generally contribute to
      dehydration because the fluid in the beverage itself cancels out
      any fluid loss from the body. In fact, all beverages have a mild
      diuretic effect, even water. http://www.ific.org/publications/brochures/hydrationbro.cfm

      Studies have also shown that caffeine in amounts typical of a cup of coffee or tea or a cola drink do not have a dehydrating effect, so experts now agree that normal caffeine containing drinks can contribute to total water requirements. http://www.eufic.org/article/en/health-and-lifestyle/physical-activity/artid/water-balance-fluids-hydration/

      This article talks about a fairly recent study, that I'll bet is the basis for the entries above. It showed that the diuretic effects of coffee were on a par with drinking the same amount of water. Further, "Investigations comparing caffeine with water or placebo seldom found a statistical difference in urine volume, the author wrote. “In the 10 studies reviewed, consumption of a caffeinated beverage resulted in 0 to 84 percent retention of the initial volume ingested, whereas consumption of water resulted in 0 to 81 percent retention.”
      http://www.nytimes.com/2008/03/04/health/nutrition/04real.html

      Finally, one that recommends rehydrating after coffee (the only one I could find) I would question whether it came before or after the research above: If you drink Coffee, Tea or Alcohol, you need to have 2 glasses of water for every coffee, tea or alcoholic drink you consume. http://www.wellness-decisions.com/hydration.html

  39. QUESTION:
    Natural way to cleanse toxins from body?
    Are there natural, at home remedies to cleanse your body of toxins? I do not want to have to go out and spend 100.00 to get a cleanse, and I am not trying to get drugs out of my system, that is all I can seem to find information on. I just want to get all of the toxins out because I heard it can help with energy and such. Thanks ahead of time!!!!

    • ANSWER:
      Eat whole wheat food products that have enough fiber that is good for a healthy diet and avoid eating to much fried greasy foods.

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

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

  41. QUESTION:
    How do you cleanse your body?
    I want to try to cleanse my body... cause im curious :) hahahaha

    I heard its healthy..... and if you dont think it is thats okay cause i'm gannna show my mom before i do it... and shes a health freak lol so dontttttttttttttt worry people i dont know haha

    so what are some cleansing recipies????
    oh and is there any side effects???

    ♥Hayley
    something like those 10 day things... i dont want to take pills i dont believe in taking pills to fix your problems lol

    • ANSWER:
      As an adult I have taken my weight very seriously by cleansing my system of years of bad eating. I was searching online for a way to get completely healthy and decided to cleanse my system with the world famous Master Cleanse. I found a website comparing three different diet plans. I tried two of them and was extremely proud of how the master cleanse worked for me. You can visit the site yourself and check out all three diet plans and choose for yourself.

      Personally I believe that if you clean you system it prepares you for a great start of healthy eating so you can get to the skinny you really want to be. Go to the web site below and see for yourself. I love the master cleanse it’s the best thing I have ever done for my body. I lost 11 pounds in the first 7days, it wiped out my cravings for ALL junk and I mean ALL junk. I did not crave anything that was not good for my body especially cookies, cakes or candies. The information I got from this plan was priceless and I will be able to use it forever.

      Good luck,

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

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

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

      green leafy vegetables, avoid the starchy ones is possible

      lots of fruits and lots of water

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

  43. QUESTION:
    What are good ways to detox body after quitting smoking?
    I've been drinking heaps of green tea and water. Do you think this is enough.

    If i cleanse my body like this, is there a chance that the nicotine will get out of my body quicker?

    • ANSWER:
      First of all... Congrats on taking this step.

      Smoking means smoke and nicotine enters blood directly from the lungs. The lungs get coated or accumulate smog, ash, nicotine burns..etc.

      Abdominal breathing, pranayama, deep breathing... these will help to eject much of the collected smog. We all are lazy breathers and deep breathing needs to be learnt.
      This is a sure way of detoxification of lungs to eject residual nicotine.

      Exercise, sweating, proper eating helps remove the deposited 'smokers ash' collected below the skin... chain smokers get yellow/pale skin patches..

      Most important, keep that positive attitude.. detox the mind and stay strong.. Best wishes

  44. QUESTION:
    Is niacin plus a lot of Water and Cranberry Juice enough to Detoxify your body?
    If I start taking 100 mg(or a higher doesage) of niacin plus start drinking ALOT of Cranberry jucie and water for around 1 week enough to cleanse your body of THC. I AM trying to pass drug tests but I have approxiamtley 1 week or more before i am tested.

    • ANSWER:
      No, it will not help to clean THC out of your system and aside from the water, that's not going to detox at all.
      Niacin is a simple B vitamin that gives a "flushing effect" to your skin... not to your body. It makes your skin turn red (it makes your skin flush) because it helps with circulation. It won't burn your intestines (unless you're highly allergic to it), especially in that low of a dose... but it might turn your skin bright red.
      Cranberry juice just helps to make your urine a bit more acidic so it can help to cleanse out a Urinary Tract Infection... it doesn't specifically detox your body.

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

    Thanks

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

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

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

  46. QUESTION:
    What is the fastest method of removing THC from the body?
    Say someone had 10 days to cleanse their body of THC before taking a urine test, is there anyway it can be done?
    Other than detox kits. I have one but it says nothing about removing THC from the body, it is simply a generic detox kit that I picked up at the local vitamin store.

    • ANSWER:
      10 days should be fine if you drinks lots and lost of liquids. drink like a gallon the day before. cranberry juice is supposed to be good but water should do the job also

  47. QUESTION:
    Can I cleanse my colon with 2 bottles of magnesium citrate and fasting for a day ?
    I'm an athlete and I'm trying to cleanse my body from all those toxic and unhealthy things and was just wondering if a day of fasting and two 10 fluid oz bottles of oral solution magnesium citrate could do the trick. Please and Thank you!

    • ANSWER:

  48. QUESTION:
    How can you use charcoal to clean toxins out of your body?
    Does anyone have any info on this? I have A Fib and take medications,but I've heard that charcoal will cleanse the body from metals and toxins.I will call my doc, but alot of times they really don't listen.Any info on this?THX [plz be kind]

    • ANSWER:
      Yes it true.. Life Force is a company that sells alot of naturally based health products. I have taken it before. Its weird though. I just took a tea spoon in my mouth and drunk some water to wash it down. There are other ways to help release toxins but your right charcoal absorbs all the toxins in your collon and stomach. They use it alot for people who have overdose from drinking or drugs. I wouldn't recommend any charcoal like for grills. Please dont that usually has other stuff with it and can be very damaging to you. I suggest you look into clean eating Recharge book by Tosca Reno and How to master your metabolism by Jillian Michaels. It talks about toxins and what foods and drinks and teas will help. I drink a very warm glass of water with squeezed lemon in it everyday. It helps cleanses the liver to start. Look into other options so you can be more knowledgeable. Dont trust any product online. Get a book and check it out. Also you will feel a little sick almost flu like symptoms as it releases from your body. If you do this 1 week a month you wont feel so bad at all but to start off with you will just so you know.

  49. QUESTION:
    I need to know where to order or find (if its out there)a complete detox kit to cleanse body of toxins?
    I heard of a cleanser called " Completely Clean" it was in Indiana so Id like to find something here in Arkansas that i can get it or order it. It needs to cleanse the body of toxins.NOT A COVERUP, A CLEANOUT.

    • ANSWER:
      wal mart has a product called detox7...and most health food stores carry detox cleansers like for colon, liver, etc...
      or try drnatura.com

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

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


what is good to cleanse your body

Detox Diets

It is now widely believed that acne or pimples can be caused by the toxins and impurities in the blood and cleansing the blood of toxins and other impurities is the best way to get rid of this common skin condition. Blood cleansing can be achieved through several different methods, such as diet, fasting, and the intake of natural blood purifier herbs. There are many natural blood cleansing herbs that have traditionally been used to cure or prevent the outbreaks of several skin disorders, including acne, skin eruptions, rashes, boils, wounds, eczema, and psoriasis.

Neem is one of the potent natural blood cleanser herbs to cure pimples and acne. It does have antibacterial, antifungal, and inflammatory properties. This medicinal plant is used in Ayurveda to treat a host of skin ailments like acne, eczema, and psoriasis. Make a paste of neem leaves and add some turmeric powder to it. Rub this paste on your acne, let it dry for sometime, and then wash it off.

Red Clover is a powerful blood cleansing agent and is effective in the treatment of acne or pimples. It contains nutrients like flavonoids, isoflavones, lecithin, coumarins, magnesium, calcium, chromium, potassium, thiamine, phosphorus, and vitamin C. Red clover has the potential to cure respiratory problem, menopause symptoms, osteoporosis, and skin conditions like acne, psoriasis, rashes and eczema. It can also work as a diuretic. This herb can be taken internally to purify blood and to reduce acne breakouts.

Burdock root is another one among the natural blood cleansing herbs to cure pimples and herbs. It helps remove excessive toxins from the blood that cause skin conditions. Burdock root contains antifungal and antibacterial properties and can combat the acne-causing bacteria. Add one teaspoon of dried burdock root to two to three cups of water and boil it. When the water starts to boil, lower the heat and allow the mixture to simmer for about half an hour. Strain the tea. Drink a half cup of burdock root tea two to three times daily to cure your acne or pimples. Apply burdock root tea topically to the affected area with a cotton ball.

Tea made from dandelion root is also beneficial to cure acne or pimples. Dandelion is a known blood cleanser. It purifies blood, improves liver functions, and stimulates the flow of bile. Dandelion root contains potassium, zinc, iron, and vitamins A, B, C, and D. It is available in many forms, including tea, tincture, and capsule. Drinking dandelion tea regularly is considered to be a good remedy for acne. However, do not drink dandelion tea while using lithium, diuretics, or anti-depressant medications.

A further way to cleanse the blood and to cure the acne is to drink four cups of nettle tea a day. Nettle possesses blood cleansing and anti-inflammatory properties. Yellow dock also has blood cleansing properties. It can be used to cure many skin conditions, such as skin rashes, insect bites, psoriasis, and eczema. Milk thistle and Echinacea are other blood cleanser herbs to cure pimple and acne. It is very important to consult with your doctor before taking any herbal supplements for acne.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    Are detox diets healthy and safe? Where can I find a diet plan for a detox diet?
    I just started College a month ago and also started the birth control pill about that time and have put on a couple of pounds. Nothing to worry about but I don't want those 2 pounds to turn into 20. I've heard negative and positive things about detox diets. I'm just curious what your opinion is on it.

    • ANSWER:
      Detox diets are quackery, plain and simple. Not only is there no scientific evidence that detox diets work, there's no scientific evidence that the problem they're supposed to solve is real.

  2. QUESTION:
    What is the best home made detox diet to try?
    I want to lose some weight and i heard detox diets are a good start to kick off. I just need maybe like a laid out plan of the first week and go from there.

    • ANSWER:
      Hi Lorenzo,

      Be warned, the first day of this plan will be tough but if you stick with the strict fruit juice and yoghurt regime, it will kick start your detox. After that, the calorie intake for each day varies, from 800 calories on day 4, the special rice day, to 1300 calories on day 6. This carefully controlled low-fat, low-calorie diet will ensure you lose weight while the high concentration of fruit and veg will flood your system with vitamins and minerals. The result will be glowing skin and a lighter you!

      The large quantity of fruit and veg needed could be expensive and some of the meals are time consuming to prepare. This diet is probably best done during a week when you're not working as you might get a headache due to the detoxification process.

      If you think you can manage this process well enough, then try to follow the details as below :

      Day 1: 600 calories
      ----------------------------
      This is a fasting day. Drink loads of water and herbal teas throughout the day. Breakfast, lunch and evening meal are the same: 1 glass of unsweetened fruit or salt-free vegetable juice plus a carton of natural live yoghurt.
      Try to start this diet on a non-working, quiet day and don't worry, it does get easier!

      Day 2: 1200 calories
      -----------------------------
      Breakfast:
      This is the standard breakfast you'll eat for the rest of the week. 1 portion fresh fruit (vary throughout the week between apple, pear, mango, grapes, pineapple, grapefruit), 2 slices of wholemeal toast spread with low fat cottage cheese, a carton of low-fat live yoghurt, a small glass of skimmed milk and a cup of herb or weak Indian tea without milk or sugar.

      Lunch:
      1 kiwi fruit, a mixed raw vegetable salad (a bed of iceberg lettuce, filled with grated carrot, celeriac and beetroot, with a squeeze of lemon juice and a drizzle of olive oil) plus 150g (6oz) of any steamed vegetables, sprinkled with a chopped clove of garlic and a drizzle of olive oil. Herb or weak Indian tea.

      Dinner:
      50g (2 oz) blueberries and 100g (4oz) unsweetened muesli mixed with a tablespoon of orange juice and a carton of low fat live yoghurt. Herb or weak Indian tea.

      Day 3: 1100 calories
      ------------------------------
      Breakfast:
      As on day 2.

      Lunch:
      1 large mango, 150g (6 oz) mixed salad including watercress, fresh mint, spring onions, tomato, red and yellow peppers, chicory, baby spinach and beansprouts drizzled with a lemon juice and olive oil dressing.
      1 large jacket potato with 50g (2oz) low-fat fromage frais whipped with chopped chives and a clove of garlic. Vegetable juice.

      Dinner:
      1 carton of low-fat live yoghurt mixed with blackberries, blueberries and 1tsp of honey. 1 crusty wholemeal roll with a matchbox size piece of soft cheese (brie, camembert, or similar). Herb or weak Indian tea.

      Day 4: 800 calories
      ----------------------------
      This is a very special day where your main food will be rice. Start by preparing the rice for the whole day. You'll need 225g (9oz) dry brown rice cooked according to the packet's instructions. If you prefer, you can cook half the rice in water and the other half in vegetable stock for a more savoury flavour. Drink only water today.

      Breakfast:
      75g (3oz) cooked rice with 125g (5oz) stewed apple flavoured with honey, cinnamon and grated lemon rind.

      Lunch:
      75g (3oz) cooked rice with 175g (7oz) steamed vegetables - celery, leek, carrot, tomato, spinach, broccoli and shredded cabbage.

      Dinner:
      75g (3oz) cooked rice mixed with soaked dried apricots, raisins, sultanas, and the flesh of a pink grapefruit.

      Day 5: 1100 calories
      -----------------------------
      Breakfast:
      As on day 2.

      Lunch:
      1 apple, 1 pear, 150g (6oz) raw vegetable salad (cauliflower and broccoli florets, carrot, spring onion, grated red cabbage, mange tout) tossed in olive oil and cider vinegar dressing, sprinkled with a teaspoon of raisins and 3 chopped brazil nuts. Large jacket potato filled with 75g (3oz) steamed spinach chopped with 2 teaspoons of olive oil, clove of garlic and a generous grating of nutmeg. Herb or weak Indian tea.

      Dinner:
      75g (3oz) fromage frais mixed with 1 carton of low-fat live yoghurt, poured over a generous bowl of mixed fruit salad, including kiwi, pineapple, orange, grapes, blueberries, apple. Cup of herb tea.

      Day 6: 1300 calories
      ------------------------------
      Breakfast:
      As on day 2.

      Lunch:
      1 banana, 150g (6oz) mixed salad (shredded iceberg lettuce tomato, olives, red pepper, carrot, spring onions, cucumber, a clove of garlic, fennel and watercress) with a dressing of lemon juice, walnut oil and tarragon. 1 large jacket potato with 75g (3oz) steamed French or runner beans with a dessertspoon of sunflower oil sprinkled with finely chopped onions. Herb or weak Indian tea.

      Dinner:
      75g (3oz) muesli mixed with lemon juice, 1tsp honey, grated apple and 1 carton of low-fat live yoghurt. 1 slice wholemeal bread with a matchbox sized piece of brie, camembert or similar soft

  3. QUESTION:
    Where can I find a good Detox Diet and workout schedule for a competitive swimmer?
    I am completely out of shape and unhealthy, and recently I heard Detox Diets can help.
    However, I have looked for a good one and a good workout schedule, but have found none. Can anyone help?

    • ANSWER:
      I would suggest a cleansing diet. I lost 12 pounds in 9 days and then 28 pounds in less than a month. I also lost a lot of inches too! I learned that cleansing will help the body get rid of impurities. Impurities come from a lot of things like fast food, pollution, food additives and preservatives and lots of other things. The impurities get stored in the fat in our body. To get rid of the fat, we have to get rid of the impurities by cleansing the body. This made sense to me and I decided to try a cleanse program and it worked. The weight came off fast and this kept me motivated to keep going, not like other diets where the weight loss it too slow. I did Jenny Craig, Weight Watcher and Medifast. If you want to learn more call the toll free number 1-877-587-4647 or check out the website. This was the first time I ever did a cleanse, it was easy and I feel better. Good luck whatever you decide to do! http://diet4cleansing.com

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

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

  5. QUESTION:
    Is it normal to feel thirstier than usual during a detox diet?
    I'm on day three of a detox diet. I'm not doing one of those fad "master cleanse" or juice diets. I've simply cut out processed foods, meat, etc. I'm also drinking a caffeine free tea that is used for detox. I mostly feel okay, but I've been a lot thirstier than normal. Is this a normal reaction to detoxing? My diet is already pretty raw except I usually am a chocoholic, so that's the main thing that's being cut out.

    • ANSWER:
      Hi Tina,
      The Side effects of using detox diet include excessive diarrhea, which can lead to dehydration and electrolyte loss. Constipation may occur if people consume excess fiber without also increasing their fluid intake. Other side effects can include tiredness, irritability, acne, weight loss, and hunger. Any worsening of symptoms or new symptoms that occur during a detox diet should prompt a visit to a qualified health professional.

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

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

  7. QUESTION:
    Why do you wait a week in between cycles of the Orovo Detox diet?
    I just finished the first round of Orovo Detox, and am supposed to wait a week before I finish the bottle. Why do you have to wait a week in between? Is this normal for detox diets? I lost 5 lbs the first week, should I expect to keep that weight off? Do you lose as much weight the second round as the first?

    • ANSWER:
      Very normal for detox pills, at least the ones that are potent enough to do anything. I had tried a few, but nothing worked as good as Orovo Detox. I hope youre drinking a ton of water. You can expect to drink a gallon a day, and use the bathroom ten times in the morning on the detox plan, but the weight comes off. I was peaked the whole time, and the week off is because it is so strong, your body shouldnt be flushed constantly. That is why its every other week for one month. Dont be disappointed, but you probably wont lose as much the second week. I lost 6 lbs first week and only 3 the second, but that was 9 in one month. Ill take that anyday, or month

  8. QUESTION:
    where can i find some detox diet recipe?
    my husband and i are planning to detox diet for a week. but i cant seem to find any recipes online.

    • ANSWER:
      http://www.living-foods.com/recipes/ has a great site that you can pick many recipes off of. I just completed a two week detox and this site was a blessing. Remember, no wheat, dairy, meat, caffeine or citrus fruit.

  9. QUESTION:
    What ingredients are in the lemon detox diet?
    has anyone tried this diet? or do you have any good detox diets that aren't quite so extreme?

    • ANSWER:
      i haven't been on it, but i think it's similar to the master cleanse, which i have been on. for this one you needed lemons, sea salt, grade B maple syrup, filtered water and cayenne pepper, you could also add a non caffine herbal tea.
      pretty much you just drink the stuff whenever you feel hungry, though i ate some fruit on some days and i still lost 4kgs in 2 weeks.

      another cleanse type diet is the Ph miracle, im not too sure about this though, but its less strict in some ways.

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

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

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

  11. QUESTION:
    Is there such thing is a Tomato Soup Detox diet?
    My cousin who is a personal trainer suggested that i do this "Detox Diet" prior to starting workout sessions with him. He says that i need to eat Tomato Soup for four days, so that my body will be cleansed and i will lose some weight prior to working out with him. How valid is this? Does anyone have any opinions?

    • ANSWER:
      Detox diets are basically bogus. Your body has its own detox system, liver and kidneys. If you stop putting junk into your system the body will cleanse itself. The best thing about this one is that you aren't required to buy some miracle product at 1000% markup, and it isn't going to harm you.

      Of course you'll lose weight if you eat nothing but tomato soup for 4 days.
      Not many calories and lots of water.

      And find out what qualifies your cousin as a "personal trainer". Is he certified by the state? Has he completed accredited courses?

  12. QUESTION:
    good detox diets to kick start weight loss?
    trying to jump start my diet, but i feel bogged down, any good detox diets out there?

    • ANSWER:
      When I detox I just fast. Two or three days of it and you won't be bogged down.

      == Heart Of Saturday Night ==

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  15. QUESTION:
    Does the lemon detox diet actually work?
    I am 135 pounds and I want to lose 30 pounds really quickly to look good for an event which is in a month. I want to try the lemon detox diet but before I do so, I need to know if it is worth it. Will it help me lose weight quickly? I don't need people telling me to eat properly and exercise, I already do! I go to the gym and eat healthy. I would like answers from people with experience, who've already tried the lemon detox diet.

    • ANSWER:
      I've done it multiple times, starting when I was 17. I did it for the last time about 18 months ago. Keeping in mind that it is a diet to detoxify the body. It is not a diet for permanent weight loss. The diet does result in very rapid weight loss, but that weight lost is mostly from water the body retains to process food, alcohol, etc. A small percentage comes from waste materials in the body. However, once you end the diet (it can only be sustained up to 3 weeks), you will start retaining water again and you're weight will go back to where it was. It's not that the diet doesn't work. It's just not intended for permanent weight loss.

      I have tried many different diets over the years to reduce my body fat percentage. The best piece of advice I have been given about diets is "Never do a diet with a name". Also, don't think of dieting as a temporary thing you do to lose weight. A diet simply means what you eat. It doesn't mean weight loss. Someone could eat 2 boxes of Crispy Creams and a case of beer and still be on a diet, although not a healthy one. The best thing you can do to loose weight is to learn some of the basic rules of nutrition and follow them. The best (and one of the shortest) books I've seen is "Food Rules: An Eater's Manual" by Michael Pollan. You can find it on Amazon for less than .

  16. QUESTION:
    How long does a detox diet take to show results?
    k so i just started a detox diet yesterday...today sucks...i woke up with stomach cramps, and i had diarrhea.yuck.....i feel really tired and weird...i know this is your body cleaning itself out but how long does this last? and i was wondering how long it takes to see results from a detox diet? Anyone who has been through one? any tips???

    my diet consists of:
    green tea(no sugar, no anything, just the tea)
    fruits,
    vegetables and,
    lots and lots of water.

    i will be doing this diet for 1 month.

    • ANSWER:
      Fad diets, starvation diets, fasting, and diet pills do not work. Any diet that is temporary will only produce results that are temporary at best.

      Losing fat any faster than about 4 lbs a week is impossible. Any additional weight you might lose would either be water weight, or your muscle atrophying.

      The only way to lose fat is a complete lifestyle change where you stop doing what made you obese in the first place and adopt healthy eating and exercise habits for the rest of your life.

      Detox pills, and detoxification and cleansing in general, are neither useful nor necessary unless you have had long-term narcotic use or are chronically constipated. Detoxification and cleansing has no proven medical benefits for the average person whatsoever. It will NOT help you lose any significant amount of fat. Your intestines are clean unless you use large amounts of muscle relaxers, or have serious digestive illness.

  17. QUESTION:
    Do you have to follow a specific eating regime while doing the Jillian Michaels detox diet?
    I bought Jillian Michaels' Detox diet pills and I thought there would be like instructions about what to eat for the two weeks, but there wasn't. Does anyone know if you have to eat specific foods or if you can just eat what you normally do? Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      You do realize, don't you, that any product or diet plan with the word 'detox' in it is a fraud? Regardless of celebrity endorsements.......

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

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

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

  19. QUESTION:
    Can you use lemon juice for lemon detox diet?
    I've been interested in trying the "master cleanse" lemon detox diet. There seems to be a consensus that lemons have to be fresh squeezed and not from concentrate, or the detox effects will not be present. However, I was wondering if organic lemon juice would provide the same results? Also, any personal tips/experience anyone has with the diet would be helpful. Thanks.

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

  20. QUESTION:
    Is the lemon detox diet suppose to taste bad and make you feel sick?
    I'm trying this lemon detox diet but it tastes so nasty. Is it suppose to taste this bad because it makes me feel sick.

    • ANSWER:
      Are you talking about the Lemonade Diet also called the Master Cleanse? If so, are you talking about the lemonade drink? If so, are you putting enough of the sweetener in it - honey or maple syrup? It should taste sorta like lemonade.

  21. QUESTION:
    Does a detox diet help to kickstart a weight loss program?
    Would anyone recommend or comment on a cleansing/detox diet they've done.

    • ANSWER:
      I did a 3 day detox last year. It was tough but totally worth it. You may have seen it on the internet, it's called the master cleanse. First you will need a gallon of distilled water, 2 lemons, 2 table spoons of cayenne peper and 2 teaspoons of grade B pure maple syrup. Distilled water, cayenne pepper, and lemon juice are great for leaching out impurities from your system. When you detox, you also eliminate the good too, vitamins and minerals. Believe it or not, the grade B maple syrup is high in vitamins and minerals and it makes the drink a little more tolerable.

      The first day is by far the toughest. You'll be cranky, annoyed, irritable, lonely and tired... HANG IN THERE!!! The next day you'll start feeling the effects and you'll be happy. Sometime in the afternoon, your head will start clearing out and you'll have more energy. The third day will be even better. Every once in a while you'll go through little irritable, foggy head phase, but that will pass.

      When you are done you'll be a little weak but in a day or two, you'll be back and better than ever. Really just as important as doing the fast, is putting good things in your body afterwards.

      Good luck!!!!

  22. QUESTION:
    Is the lemon detox diet safe and does it work?
    I'm wanting to do the lemon detox diet but i just want to make sure it's safe and just wondering if you've done it before how much weight did u lose?

    • ANSWER:
      It's proven to not work and it may be dangerous.

  23. QUESTION:
    Would there be any benefit of doing a 1 day detox diet of just eating fruit and drinking juices and water?
    Would there be any benefit of doing a 1 day detox diet of just eating fruit and drinking juices and water?

    • ANSWER:
      To tell you the truth, the only good that will come out of a one day detox diet of only eating fruit, eating drinks and water is that you'll probably end up being really hungry and/or sick and that the next day or night, you'll eat too much and maybe gain a little weight. I suggest that (if you want to lose weight) you try a longer eating regime for like a month or two and see how much better results you can achieve as well as how much better you could feel! I suggest you trying Xenical because it works much better than other diet pills like the Acai Berry!

  24. QUESTION:
    What are your views on the lemon detox diet?
    If you know what the lemon detox diet is, let me know what your views are on this.

    • ANSWER:
      they did a thing on the bbc where they looked at how effective detoxing is and found that it had no effect. it was a really interesting series - have a look -

      about detoxing -
      http://www.bbc.co.uk/sn/humanbody/truthaboutfood/young/detox.shtml

      and how to get slim (if you're interested!)
      http://www.bbc.co.uk/sn/humanbody/truthaboutfood/slim/
      xxx

  25. QUESTION:
    Is it possible to maintain your weight after the lemon detox diet?
    Do you know anyone who has been successful with the lemon detox diet and maintained it?

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

  26. QUESTION:
    Can I go on a detox diet without losing weight?
    I am 5'8" 135 lbs, and I haven't been taking care of my body lately. I would really like to clean out my system to help with my skin, digestive tract, and stamina, but I fear losing weight if I cut out such things as carbonated beverages that provide a good portion of my caloric intake. Are there any detox diets that can be followed without weight loss and healthy food substitutes that will sustain weight?

    • ANSWER:
      you take the fruit diet for 2 weeks and then strat eating wheat bread , brown rice and tuna ...cucumbers ..and jilt the soda . More water ...and eat 3 meals in a day

  27. QUESTION:
    what are some good liquid detox diets?
    I weigh 140 and want to lose 20 pounds. I googled detox diets and found one that's lose 21 pounds in 21 days. I would like to find other detox diets and ones that are healthy! If you have any good liquid detox diets or drinks i could drink i'd love to know them!

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

      Check out these reliable references. Listen to experts, not a bunch of strangers in this forum.

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

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

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

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

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

      Detoxification is a fad and a fantasy only. If you have reason to believe you're toxic, consult with your doctor. Don't waste your time paying attention to advertising hype, naturopathic gurus, homepathic charlatans, etc. The road to good health is paved with science.

      Good luck and good health!!

  28. QUESTION:
    Can you exercise while on a fruit detox diet?
    I want to try a fruit detox diet....But I like to exercise a lot at the gym. Usually I run on the treadmill for an hour burning around 400-600 calories a day (excluding weekends) Is it safe if I still do that and go on this diet? If not, what changes do I need to make on the diet?

    • ANSWER:
      I think it it possible

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

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

  30. QUESTION:
    Can you subsitute lemon juice from the bottle for the lemons in the lemon detox diet?
    Goin on a diet but every where i go the lemon r nasty so thats where the lemomn juice comes in. Also whats in the lemon detox diet. Thanks

    • ANSWER:
      Use only fresh organic lemons and not concentrated lemon juice. Organic fruits are not grown by chemical fertilizers and not sprayed with pesticides therefore they are chemical free. Bottled or canned lemon juice contains sugar and other preservatives which are some of the sources of toxicity levels in your system therefore stay away from them.

      http://www.detoxandcleansingdiets.com/detox-diets.php

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

      Good Luck.

  32. QUESTION:
    Does anyone have any advice on the best workout to go alongside a detox diet?
    I am trying to lose weight and am using a detox diet as it has worked wonders for me in the past but I am just wondering what type of exercise would be best suited to go along with this sort of diet.

    • ANSWER:
      do some light cardio vascular training.

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

    Why or why not?

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

  34. QUESTION:
    What flush/detox diet do you think is best?
    Normally I wouldnt use a flush or detox diet but I have a birthday party coming up in about a week and I need something fast to flatten my belly and the bloat. Does anyone know of one or have used one that works and preferably one that lets you eat with it, but any suggestions will help. Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      Oh! Best detox is the the Juice and Smoothie fast.

      For one week, whenever you're hungry don't eat but drink a fruit smoothie or some fruit juice. (not those smoothies with yogurt or ice cream, but the ones with fruit and ice)

      For one week, best detox I ever had. Flattened and firmed my belly, goes well with some cardio everyday too (but not a must)

  35. QUESTION:
    What is the best detox diet around?
    I want to be healthy! And start fresh and clean. So what is a great detox diet to clean out my system? I heard that the way to clean out your body, and lose some fat, but not lose any muscle, is to eat raw foods only, as in only fruit and veggies, and also a scoop of protein powder in water a day. That is to keep your muscle intact. Has anybody tried this? Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      i have heard the kim kardashian one works good. i think you can buy it at the drug store

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

    • ANSWER:
      Hi Jessica

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

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

      Whatever you do take care!

      Kezzy

  37. QUESTION:
    How old should you be to do the detox diet?
    How old can you be be to be able to do the detox diet? The one that involves cayenne pepper, lemon juice, syrup, etc: I'm 13... can i do it soon? THANKS!

    • ANSWER:
      100. Seriously, your body doesn't need help cleansing or detoxing itself if you eat a healthy diet rich in fiber along with portion control. Plus, that is just a fad starvation diet, not real weight loss. You lose weight from not eating, not the liquid. You gain it all back again once you start eating normally again. Clean up your diet instead if you want to lose weight and keep it off.

      Cut out sweet, fried, processed, junk, and fast foods. Eat lots of fresh fruits and veggies with each meal and as snacks instead of chips, cookies, crackers, bars, etc. Even supposedly healthy varieties and 100 calorie packs aren't as good for you. Drink just plain water. Do not skip meals. Switch to whole grains and lower portion sizes for rice, pasta, cereal, and bread.

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

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

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

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

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

  39. QUESTION:
    Can someone recommend me a good detox diet?
    I heard from People Magazine that the stars go on Detox Diets to cleanse their bodies and lose weight quickly. I just recently gained a lot of weight over the past two or so months. I have a huge party to go to and I haven't seen most of the people there for a while. I want to look the way I did before I gained a lot of weight. What is a good three day detox plan (usually consists of eating the same low calorie food)?

    • ANSWER:
      u can try the water diet, which means before a meal drink 2 glasses of water. u will get full fast and it will digests faster, also workout, running, bikes stuff like that.

      hope this helps

  40. QUESTION:
    How to go out on a detox diet?
    Im gonna start a detox diet, just for a month and see how i feel but during that month, there is a work party (well, someone is leaving to have a baby) its something i cant get out of and im wondering how can i stay on detox while eating at a restaurant? I really don't wanna look stupid but i don't want to break the diet.
    Please dont leave messages against doing it, i just want advice.

    • ANSWER:
      Detox pills, and detoxification and cleansing in general, are neither useful nor necessary unless you have had long-term narcotic use or are chronically constipated. Detoxification and cleansing has no proven medical benefits for the average person whatsoever. It will NOT help you lose any significant amount of fat.

  41. QUESTION:
    Some form of a detox diet before becoming vegetarian?
    I'm looking for a detox diet that will clean out all the junk in my system from eating meat. I don't want to starve myself and drink lemonade for 10 days, or anything crazy. Just something that will help cleanse my body quicker than waiting a month for it to do it on its own.
    Any suggestions?
    Skaytie: That's the type of junk I'm talking about and why I'm becoming a vegetarian again.

    • ANSWER:
      Lot of fiber the whole day, nothing after 7pm.
      That kicks ass.

  42. QUESTION:
    How do you start the detox/ water diet?
    I've been trying to find out more about the detox diet, but I can't seem to find enough about it online.

    Is anybody on this diet?

    Does it really work? I heard that you can lose ALOT of weight in such a really short time! Is that good for your body, considering that you are on a diet?

    How do you exactly go about doing this diet? I heard that the diet ranges anywhere from 3 days to 3 weeks. So what do you have to do and/or take while on the diet?

    How much water am i supposed to drink each day?(not including the water in the mixture)

    Can you eat lemons?

    Is Cayenne pepper/ginger an essential ingredient or is this just to taste, can you have it without?
    I'm not saying that I'm going to give the diet a try. I just want to know more about it before seeing my doctor and/or actually starting the diet.

    • ANSWER:
      You don't! Going on any extreme diet like the following can be damaging to your body, just because Hollywood stars do it, it does not mean it is safe!

      You have to get that "diet" image out of your head. You need to rather think in terms of "healthy eating", and you need to include resistance training / cardio. There is no easy way out. People are always seeking for the magic pill / forumla that will help them lose the weight but this will lead to failure. If you are planning to lose muscle/water, then I suggest you go on the diet (well not really!), but what I am saying is if you don't care about your health, then by all means go ahead. But if you do, then don't go on it.

      I have attached the following link, which explains how you should lose the fat the right way, though it is basic article, it tells nearly everything you should know. Remember anyone can lose a heap of weight in a short period of time, but you have to ask yourself "How much of it was fat?". A majority of the time, the answer would probably be "nearly none".

      http://www.discussbodybuilding.com/m_111175/mpage_1/tm.htm

  43. QUESTION:
    Detox diet for people with hypoglycemic tendencies?
    I am looking for a short-term detox diet or modified juice fast that will be safe for me, as I suffer from low blood sugar.
    If anyone has had any experience and can recommend a good simple plan, I would greatly appreciate it!
    Just to clarify, I am not interested in losing weight necessarily, but instead want to clear my body of excess toxins, build-up, etc, giving my digestive system a break and a clean start.

    • ANSWER:
      There is no such thing as a "detox" diet. The idea that you can rid yourself of toxins by dieting is a fad, not a scientific fact.

  44. QUESTION:
    how much weight can you lose from a detox diet for four days?
    i want to do a detox diet soon to clean out my body system. if i do this diet for four days would i lose weight? and how much?

    • ANSWER:
      You have to come up with some type of a reward system, this will help keep you motivated. One of the best things to do is make a contingency contract. Stating what you want to do, who will help you do it, and what do you get for doing it.

      Then also try to find a well balance diet program. My friend did this one diet program where the average weight lose is 7 pounds in 9 days. It might be the thing you are looking for, I know it's well balanced. If you want e-mail me and I can tell you more about either of these.

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

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

  46. QUESTION:
    Can I exercise during model detox diet 20-30 minutes cardio ?
    I'm 14 and I'm planning to make the model detox diet for 10 days ..I have some questions ..
    Can I exercise during model detox diet 20-30 minutes cardio ?

    • ANSWER:
      yeah of course... but if u feel dizzy u will have to stop...
      u can probably drink G2 Gatorade or powerade.. as its only 50 calories! its called G2.... not sure which company makes it...that will help get through the workout

      and do lower intensity....

  47. QUESTION:
    Are you allowed to chew gum on a detox diet?
    I'm planning on starting a 1-2 week detox diet tomorrow where i only eat fresh fruits and veggies and drink water, but i'm a chewing gum addict, so i was wondering if i can still chew gum while on this diet?

    • ANSWER:
      Unless your gum says "100% organic ingredients" and is made of real chicle -- not the synthetic rubber used in almost all chewing gums -- perhaps it would be better to avoid chewing it. Instead, buy good chewing gum off the net -- stuff made from chicle. Or you could buy a coconut or some oat groats. Both of those things will keep you chewing for an hour per mouthful.

      Hope this helps.

  48. QUESTION:
    How much weight can be lost with a detox diet for a female?
    Im trying to loose 30lbs in 40 days. can this be done with the detox diet?

    • ANSWER:
      just exercise and eat healthy!

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

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

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

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

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

  50. QUESTION:
    Does anyone know any good detox diet plans?
    I've been in Europe for about 3 weeks and I've eaten extremely unhealthy so I just want to get my body back on track when i get home in a few days. Does anyone know any simple, short detox diets? Does anyone know any good plans or links that have good detox plans? I really don't know much about detoxing and I barely know how to get myself started

    • ANSWER:
      Why do you not go to the local library as they have lots of books on detox and diet which will not cost you anything. If you have eaten badly in Europe for goodness sake do not come to America. Our food and life style will make you even more unhealthy. Good luck.


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Cranberry Juice Detox

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    Can cranberry juice really detox your body from toxins found in marijuana?
    If you drink a lot of cranberry juice, can that really get rid of all the toxins in your body from marijuana? How much would you have to drink? Should you drink cranberry juice cocktail or regular cranberry juice?

    • ANSWER:
      thats a myth. drinking cranberry juice won't flush your system of THC, and neither will water. it's obviously better to keep well hydrated but THC bonds to fat cells, but who knows, maybe drinking cranberry juice is a miracle weight loss drug that flushes out fat cells.
      exercising can help, and as far as i know is the only thing that can help besides good ol time. if you're trying to pass a test you could try some types of drink, i've heard drinking some type of gelatin something lol i forget what its called, but in just the right way it can effectively mask THC for ONE pee. but thats really a long shot and its really horrible stuff.
      try the fake pee, or someone else's.

  2. QUESTION:
    How long does it take for weed to be out of your system?
    I basically peer pressured my friend to take ONE hit for his birthday around January 6 but now it turns out he got a job at the airport and needs a drug test he's freaked out that he wont pass it I told him to do the cranberry juice detox he hasn't smoked ever since but you think it's out of his system by now?

    • ANSWER:
      It could take up to 2 weeks.
      Drink lots of water and use the restroom a lot.

  3. QUESTION:
    Can I drink pomegranate juice instead of cranberry juice for my detox?
    I don't have cranberry juice, but I have pomegranate juice. I want to do a lot of cardio and running right now to detoxify my body, so would pom juice work the same as cran juice would? What does cranberry do that makes it so cleansing vs pomegranate?

    • ANSWER:
      Anything cranberry juice does, pomegranate does better. It cleans your system while protecting your arteries, heart, and cartilage. I like both but I can't get enough of Pom.

  4. QUESTION:
    anyone know anything about how cranberry juice works to detox?
    What is it about cranberry juice that acts as a diuretic? Will cranberry pills work the same way? Is there any other food or drink that works as a detox or diuretic?

    • ANSWER:
      caffeinated products are diuretics.. coffee and tea, obviously...dont know about the cranberry stuff though.

  5. QUESTION:
    How long does Weed take to get out of your system for drug testing.?
    I spent about 7 weeks getting high everyday. It's now been 5 weeks since I've smoked. Some body just called me out of the blue and asked if I'ld apply for a job that would be a promotion. They asked if I could pass a drug test. Whats the truth. 30 days, 60 days, 90 days.
    I've heard drinking lots of water, green tea, cranberry juice, and detox kits from a drug store.

    • ANSWER:
      it might be out but after smoking so long, it'll take longer then a month

  6. QUESTION:
    Cranberry juice a detoxifier?
    Does cranberry juice help to detox? I've had headaches every day since i've started drinking cranberry juice past couple of days. I've been going to the bathroom more than usual.

    • ANSWER:
      Study Provides New Evidence That Cranberry Juice May Help Fight Heart Disease
      Science Daily — NEW ORLEANS, March 24 There's more good news about cranberry juice: Based on human studies, researchers have found that drinking three glasses a day significantly raises levels of "good cholesterol" in the blood and increases plasma antioxidant levels, reducing the risk of heart disease.

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      Although researchers have long suspected, based on laboratory tests, that the antioxidant-rich juice may help lower risk factors for heart disease, no human studies had established such a link until now. Their findings, the first long-term study of the effect of cranberry juice on cholesterol levels, were described today at the 225th national meeting of the American Chemical Society, the world's largest scientific society.

      "This study gives consumers another reason to consider drinking cranberry juice, which has more health benefits than previously believed. People should consider drinking it with their meals, perhaps as an alternative to soda," says Joe Vinson, Ph.D., the study's lead author and a professor of chemistry at the University of Scranton in Scranton, Penn.

      Besides heart benefits, previous studies have shown that cranberries can help prevent urinary tract infections and may reduce the risk of gum disease, stomach ulcers and cancer.

      In the current study, Vinson measured cholesterol levels in nineteen subjects with high cholesterol after a fasting, baseline blood sampling, followed by monthly samplings. Ten of the subjects were given cranberry juice with artificial sweetener but without high fructose corn syrup, while the other subjects drank cranberry juice with no added sugars. The drinks tested all contained approximately 27 percent pure cranberry juice by volume, like the common supermarket variety.

      Each subject was fed one glass (8 ounces) of juice a day for the first month, then two glasses a day for the next month, and three glasses a day during the third month of the study. Subjects were not monitored with respect to exercise, diet and alcohol consumption, the researcher says.

      While there were no changes in overall cholesterol levels, good cholesterol (high density lipoprotein, or HDL) appeared to significantly increase by an average of 10 percent after three servings of juice per day. Based on known epidemiological data on heart disease, this increase corresponds to an approximate 40 percent reduction in heart disease risk, says Vinson.

      Plasma antioxidant capacity, a measure of the total amount of antioxidants available for the body, was significantly increased by as much as 121 percent after 2 or 3 servings of juice per day, he says. Like elevated levels of good cholesterol, increased antioxidant levels are also associated with a decreased risk of heart disease.

      The mechanism by which cranberry juice changes cholesterol levels has not been clearly established. Vinson suspects that the effect may have to do with the fruit's high levels of polyphenols, a type of potent antioxidant. Previous studies by the researcher have shown that cranberries have among the highest levels of phenols in comparison to 20 of the most commonly consumed fruits.

      Eventually, Vinson plans to test the effect of cranberry juice consumption on subjects with normal cholesterol levels. To get the most health benefit from the juice, the researcher recommends drinking a low sugar version that contains an artificial sweetener.

      If you don't like cranberry juice, there are other heart-healthy alternatives. A recent study by another researcher showed that drinking three cups of orange juice per day similarly increased levels of good cholesterol. Unlike cranberry juice, however, it did not appear to increase plasma antioxidant capacity, says Vinson.

      As both juices are healthy, he suggests that people may want to include both types as part of their daily diet.

      Grape juice, another breakfast favorite, increases plasma antioxidant capacity but appears to lower the level of good cholesterol, according to another study by Vinson.

      There are many other types of juice whose effect on cholesterol levels is not known, he adds. But don't forget exercise: Studies have shown that vigorous aerobic exercise has also been linked to increases in good cholesterol, says Vinson.

      The current study underscores government health recommendations that people should eat more fruits and vegetables to help maintain a healthy diet and lifestyle.

      The Cranberry Institute provided funding for this study.

      Note: This story has been adapted from a news release issued by American Chemical Society
      ____________________________________________________Cranberry juice is said to be good for you for several reasons, the best of which is that it tastes nice! It can be rather bitter; so it is wise to ensure that your brand is not full of sugar or your dentist will not be too impressed with you.

      Cranberry juice is often suggested for women who are suffering from either pain on passing urine or frequency of passing urine; these symptoms will usually be attributed to cystitis, although there may not be any infection present. The juice has a high vitamin C content, and it is said to acidify the urine and thereby reduce the frequency of developing infections.

      It is very common for women to develop ‘cystitis’, and I do urge you to have a check to ensure that you do not have a urinary tract infection. Sometimes the symptoms of ‘cystitis’ occur immediately after or towards the end of a period, this can be related to the use of tampons. Probably a more common cause, although it is rarely discussed, is the occurrence of symptoms 24-48 hours after intercourse. It may well be that cranberry juice will help. But, if you continue to have symptoms that are originating in the lower urinary tract, these really should be assessed by your GP, and possibly a urologist.

      It is probably nothing to worry about, but do visit your doctor for a chat and a check up.
      ____________________________________________________

      Cranberry juice, the tart drink long touted as a treatment for urinary tract infections, also can take a bite out of tooth decay.

      A team led by oral biologist Hyun Koo, at the University of Rochester Medical Center in New York, found that cranberry juice protects teeth against Streptococcus mutans, the bacteria responsible for dental cavities. Streptococcus mutans create most cavities by eating sugars and then excreting acids that cause dental decay.

      The researchers found that cranberry juice disrupts the formation of plaque’s building block, known as a glucan. Bacteria use enzymes to build dental plaque, which covers teeth and gives bacteria a haven to thrive and produce acid. Cranberry juice inhibits those enzymes and stops additional bacteria from sticking to the tooth, thus preventing bacteria from forming plaque.

      “Something in the cranberry juice disarms the pathogens that cause tooth decay,” Koo said.

      Rather than advocate mass consumption of cranberry juice to prevent tooth decay, Koo is working with researchers at Rutgers University to isolate the compounds within the juice that pack an anti-cavity punch.
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      Good Luck!

      '-)

  7. QUESTION:
    Does cranberry juice cleanse your body of toxins or does it not?
    I have a drug test tomorrow morning. I have a bottle of detox I bought. But, I wanna know if Cranberry juice helps too? I want my chances to be as good as possible for testing! This is a new job and I worked hard to get it.

    • ANSWER:
      cranberry is best used for urinary tract infections and is a very good antioxidant but i dont think itd cleanse your body.. unless you drink it for like a week but i doubt it

  8. QUESTION:
    Does cranberry juice have any affect on people who take risperidol or medications?
    Cranberry juice is said to be a big detox drink.

    I haven't drunk it for years, but I'm wondering, does it affect a person's mindset/behavior if that personally normally takes anti-schizophrenic medication like risperidal?

    • ANSWER:
      I run a mental health group home. I have had many residents who take risperdal (and many many other psych meds). Typically, Grapefruit is the major "no-no" with psych meds. Residents in my house drink cranberry juice in moderation (8-12 oz daily) with no side effects.

  9. QUESTION:
    Why do people say cranberry juice helps with passing a drug test?
    I've heard people say drink a lot of cranberry juice to help pass a drug test, especially for THC. How does it help? That is, if it does.

    • ANSWER:
      cranberry juice is an anti oxidant so it does get thc outve your body quicker,i usually take a week to detox where as when i drink hella cranberry juice it takes 3-4 days

  10. QUESTION:
    how long does weed stay in your system?
    I'm 5'8 bout 125 pounds and if I smoked say 2 bowls tonight would I be clean within a week If I drank water worked out and drank orange juice? Oh also any tips besides(cranberry juice detox kits or vinegar) on how to get clean quick?

    • ANSWER:
      You would not be clean. Pot can stay in your system as much as a
      few months. Try eating solid, hearty food like pasta and fish instead.

      Bottom line if you wanna be "clean" don't smoke pot or drink alcohol.

  11. QUESTION:
    Does Cranberry juice detoxify your system? And can it help with weight loss?
    I have been drinking the Diet Cranberry Juice by oceanspray for about a week and my boyfriend said someone told him it helps detox/clean out your system. It that true? Or am I drinking the wrong kind of juice? And also, does detoxifying your system help promote weight loss if your already eating healthier and working out?

    • ANSWER:
      Cranberries, prunes, green bananas, unripe fruits and sulphured dried fruits are acidic in the body. Since detox should only be about alkalizing the body, we should avoid consuming them. Plus, the whole idea of detox is to eat a variety of natural whole foods - the "diet" juice that you are drinking has a sugar substitute added, most likely aspertame (Nutrisweet). Aspertame is considered the most toxic additive in processed foods! It is a very harmful neurotoxin!

      If you want to lose weight by drinking juices, try juicing your own fruits, getting a variety in. It can be fun and very rewarding for your health. If you want to maintain a healthy diet (that will also promote desirable weight) eat as close to a diet that we as frugivores are meant to eat (anatomically and physiologically) --
      According to total daily caloric intake:
      80% fruit and freshly-made fruit juices
      10-15% greens
      5-10% essential fatty acids

  12. QUESTION:
    How long does it take weed to get out of your system?
    I am 5'4, 143 lbs and I occasional smoke. Last time I smoked was last Wednesday and before Wednesday (I smoked the whole week) .

    I know you can drink plenty water, exercise, detox, cranberry juice. But, for someone like me would it still take a month? And I've also heard you can get it out faster, if you drink water, exercise and cranberry juice.

    All together, I've smoked about 6-7 times in June

    Thanks..Mature answers!

    • ANSWER:
      You want it out? Drink a hell of alot of water and cranberry juice. Pee like a motherfucker. Exercise helps too, but with all that you'll have a minimum of 2 weeks to get it out. Some people have really high metabolisms, and get sometimes get it out the next day! Also, THC can get trapped in your fat cells, which take longer to be released, but sometimes don't show up on drug tests.

      If I were to give a rough estimate for someone like you; I say 1 week- 2 1/2 weeks.

  13. QUESTION:
    What is the best way to detox and cleanse the body?
    I don't want to do a water fasting detox. I think I've heard of a cranberry juice one? Also, how much weight can you lose from detoxing and cleansing the body?

    • ANSWER:
      one of my friends lost heaps of weight on the high protein no carbs diet but i dont think its real good for you not long term anyway but she also drunk loads of water and no caffiene and loads of fruit and veg and no processed foods and she says shes feeling great.Im pretty sure there are heaps out there.

  14. QUESTION:
    Do detox products get marijuana out of your system faster?
    I heard cranberry juice helps a lot. I was just curious because I know it take about 30 days (one month) for marijuana to pass through the body. But to detox products work? Since its supposed to detoxify your body and get all the toxins out.

    • ANSWER:
      There are several different factors to consider when it comes to how long it takes THC to leave the body. THC stores in fat cells, so the more fat you have the longer it takes to get it out. A person with no THC in their body can smoke a joint and it will be out of their body within a week IF that person isnt just sitting around all day. This was told to me by a Dr. I dont know if detox products work for it or not. What does work is plenty of water (cranberry juice works too) and exercise. The better your metabolism, the faster it leaves the body. My boyfriends metabolism is so high, he smoked a joint with me, then went in to take a drug test the next day and passed. So it really depends on the person and their system.

  15. QUESTION:
    Is pomegranate juice good to drink to detox my body?
    I really want to detox my body naturally. I've heard of the master cleanse (the beyonce diet) but I doubt I can go 14 days without eating. Is pomegranate juice a good choice? Also, I heard cranberry juice and greentea was good for detoxing also.

    • ANSWER:
      a natural pomegrant works better then the juice because to the juices they add stuff to it inless you like make it yourself and squeez the pmegrant but never read the top ove the bottle read the nutrioun facts that tells the most truth

  16. QUESTION:
    How long does it take weed to get out of your system?
    I am 5'4, 143 lbs and I occasional smoke. Last time I smoked was last Wednesday and before Wednesday (I smoked the whole week) .

    I know you can drink plenty water, exercise, detox, cranberry juice. But, for someone like me would it still take a month? And I've also heard you can get it out faster, if you drink water, exercise and cranberry juice.

    All together, I've smoked about 6-7 times in June

    Thanks..Mature answers!

    • ANSWER:
      Since i have to give urine samples regularly, from my own experience, pot takes a good 30 days to leave your system.

  17. QUESTION:
    How long does it take weed to get out of your system?
    I am 5'4, 143 lbs and I occasional smoke. Last time I smoked was last Wednesday and before Wednesday (I smoked the whole week) .

    I know you can drink plenty water, exercise, detox, cranberry juice. But, for someone like me would it still take a month? And I've also heard you can get it out faster, if you drink water, exercise and cranberry juice.

    All together, I've smoked about 6-7 times in June

    Thanks..Mature answers!

    • ANSWER:
      If you 'chronic'ally smoke it about 30 days or so. for once a month, about a week

  18. QUESTION:
    Need a good way to flush drugs out from my system?
    Took E late fri night and drank late sat night. drug test at a lab tomorrow at 3. got cranberry juice and some detox drink from a smoke shop. what else should i do/will i be good?
    n dont say drugs r bad for u as a comment...we alll knowww that.

    • ANSWER:
      drugs r bad for u

  19. QUESTION:
    If i drink cranberry juice will it get rid of Marijuana in my body?
    ..My friends told me that if you drink cranberry juice for like 3 days then it will detox your body and get rid of any trace of it? any suggestions on what to do?
    i mean like in my blood. my mom is kinda crazy so if she tests me.. not the hair thing i know it stays there for like ever.

    • ANSWER:
      No food, drink or supplement will remove THC, or speed up the removal of THC from your body faster then by your body's own natural mechanisms. You can't improve metabolization if it's already healthy.

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

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

      This is what I found....

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      What Is Detoxification?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  21. QUESTION:
    Will just juice start your metabolism in the morning?
    Ok so they say you should eat breakfast to start your metabolism, would it start your metabolism any better than having nothing i have a glass of cranberry juice just the juice does it start my metabolism?

    • ANSWER:
      It does, yes, but having some light and healthy foods alongside the juice like say crackers with ham and cottage cheese, and some sliced bananas for energy etc, would boost your metabolism even more.

      By and by, cranberry juice is great for detox and expelling excess water from the body if you're suffering from water retention, so good for you that you like it!

  22. QUESTION:
    How can I pass a drug test that is looking for recreational drugs?
    I know that the cranberry juice method doesn't work, and you can be tested for detox pills. Is there any other way that I can get marijuana out of my system before my drug test?

    • ANSWER:
      There is one way: (you will need a willing friend for this) hang yourself upside down on a meat hook (rusty is perferred), get your friend to cut several of your main arteries, wait until you bleed out, replace your blood with blood take from an elephant (they have enough they won't miss a few gallons, come down from the meat hook and pass your drug test!

      Please note: If the elephant has smoked marijuana recently this will not work.

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

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

  24. QUESTION:
    which is better for detoxing the body cranberry juices or Green Tea?
    ok so i have quit smoking pot for bout a week and am doing exercising to burn fat because i know THC is fat soluble my thing is will drinking cranberry juice or green tea help me detox faster and if so which one would be best i don't have any near future drug test but would like to get it out of my system quickly as possible been eating a lot of berries for there antioxidants but mostly just water fruit and exercising
    so which green tea would be best?

    • ANSWER:
      If it's been a week ago your body has almost when through the detox process. Cranberry juice is calorie filled while green tea is almost zip. Go with the green tea it will flush out your body faster. Need a good fruit for antioxidants eat blueberries by far the best.

  25. QUESTION:
    Need to pass my drug test for Probation, what detox do i use?
    First of all i just want to say this right off the bat, this is genuine. Even though I'm probably going to get them, please no snide remarks. So basically I am on 30 day probation and they told me that they may or may not drug test me the final 10 days of my probation (i made them aware that i smoked the day before probation). Could someone tell me a good detox that will flush the thc or catalyze the process a bit faster? Does exercise help? Cranberry juice and water? Please help.

    • ANSWER:
      The ONLY reliable detox is TIME. No drinks, exercise, nada.

  26. QUESTION:
    How to safely,yet quickly lose fat on thighs,hips and stomach?
    are there any drinks, and foods that help with fat burning? i heard cranberry juice is a good detox. and if i only eat whats on my plate and no more will i lose the weight, and how long should i exercise, i wanna lose 5 jean sizes . any other advice would be helpful as well.

    • ANSWER:
      One of the best I'v found that has helped thousands lose weight is strip that fat program. You can find it here http://alturl.com/bnvu hope it helps, but at the end of the day its all about burning more calories than you consume.

  27. QUESTION:
    How long will it take for weed to get out of my system?
    I smoked a few hits of M.J fri night. The next day I found out I have to go in for a drug test sometime next week for my new job. I am by no means a stoner, I will take a few hits every so often. I think the last time I did it before this was in march and it was only like a hit or two. Well I have been drinking water/cranberry juice like crazy, I also am on this dietary detox thing (I started it before I even applied for the job) and it is supposed to clear my system of any toxins. I also am taking goldseal and I even tried that pickle juice thing. I have a pretty fast metabolism. I think I should be clean by a week, but does anyone know how long it should take to pass through, taking all the above into consideration. I dont really want to splurge for a drink unless I really need too. Im gonna take a home test in a few days to see if its out. But yeah...does anyone have any ideas on how long it should take to get out. I get so many diffrent answers I dont know what to believe!

    • ANSWER:
      I heard marijuana can stay from 2 days to 11 weeks in our system. Lots of Water is a great think if you are trying to flush the toxins out. Aloe Vera along with grapefruit, Liquid Chlorophyll or Chlorophyll Capsules are great cleansers.

      I would avoid any other types of toxins found in processed foods, stop smoking (regular cigarettes if I smoke), until the test is over.

      The website below advertises a Fast THC Marijuana Detox Kit. I have no idea if this is worth anything, the quality of the product, possible side effects. Also, I would be very cautious if I decided to go that route. good luck.

      PS. Well, it looks like people who answered had already an idea regarding these miracle products. I guess you can scratch this option. stay with the water and the herbs recognized as great cleansers.

  28. QUESTION:
    what is the best way to clear marijuana from your sustem in 6 days or less?
    i have pickle juice and cranberry juice. i know water helps but what is a way to cheat it if there is. no detox.

    • ANSWER:
      what i know about this.. is from people that had to take a test.. and they were users..
      what i have heard has worked for many people.. and worked very well is.. a product one can buy in gnc.. you know the place that sells vitamins..
      and its basicaly a liquid.. its in liquid form..
      dont know what the name is,, or if they call it simply a cleanser..
      but from what i remember one drinks it a day before .. and just hours before they have to take a test.
      or maybe not at all a day before.. but only hours before the test.
      Test will not show.. .. because it will be inconclusive.
      So thats that.. I guess any kid in gnc will know what you need..
      and from people that have told me about this.. they were long users and it worked for them.

  29. QUESTION:
    What are ya'lls go to methods for cleansing before drug test?
    Yes i understand that not smoking would be the best solution, but clearly I already do, and need to get it out now. I have been on a water and cranberry juice regiment and have been trying to sweat as much as possible. Any other suggestions to do this naturally, meaning no detox.

    I appreciate your answers, and not your criticisms please and thank you.

    • ANSWER:
      take a lot of B vitamins and drink a lot of water. it flushes your system out pretty quick and dilutes the trace amounts drugs in your urine.

  30. QUESTION:
    Is drinking apple cider vinegar good for cleaning yourself out?
    Like cranberry juice?
    and how long does it take to begin flushing you out?
    Im not saying its a complete detox,but i know it has detoxing properties,right?

    • ANSWER:
      I think the first answer was the most helpful. And I also heard that you can mix it with honey to help detoxify.

  31. QUESTION:
    Smoked for the first time and getting blood drawn in for Red Cross in two weeks?
    I got a little drunk and forgot i signed up to get my blood draw (2 weeks away). I took four bowl hits. If it was my first time will it expel from my body faster? Do i have time to detox (work out/ hydrate / drink cranberry juice) or should i cancel my donation?

    • ANSWER:
      Just drink lots of water, it'll wash out by then. Also, don't drink cranberry juice.

  32. QUESTION:
    What are some steps to take to pass a urine drug screen?
    "My friend" was smoking a little weed each day and needs to pass a test by the end of the month. He(or she) stopped 3 days ago. Other than drinking lots of water and cranberry juice and taking niacin, what other remedies are there? If you are going to say "Don't use drugs" keep it to yourself, nobody wants your opinion on how to live one's life.

    • ANSWER:
      Marijuana stays in your system for about 30 days as a casual user for a urine drug test. There are things you can do to speed up detox that includes both things you can do yourself and products.

      Be careful of the urban legends that are running around like just drink a lot of water or cranberry juice. These urban legends can get you into trouble quickly with modern tests. Some quick techniques for a urine test are: 1) Test Your self First And Know If You Can Pass , 2) Try Not To Take Your Test First Thing In The Morning, 3) Urinate Often And Right Before Your Test or 4) Use The Middle Of Your Urine Stream For The Sample. Check out other sites and if you feel you need to take a detox product to be safe - do it. A drug test is nothing to mess with.

  33. QUESTION:
    How long does THC stay in your system?
    I have been smoking weed since freshman year, and I am now a senior. I smoked pretty much on a daily basis since the beginning of junior year. Im now enlisting in the Marines, and I have to take a drug test in about a month. Is it possible to clear my system in a month with just cranberry juice and water, or do I need to buy a detox?

    • ANSWER:
      First off cranberry juice and water will not do anything that is just some stupid myth that's been passed around. THC is stored in your fat so flushing your system out makes absolutely no sense. Also those tests can pick up on those detox sets especially the marines. They are not stupid, joining the military is a big deal so they take that stuff seriously. A chronic smoker like yourself I could say a month but you maybe even need about two depending on how big your are and your metabolism because like I said it's in your fat so as fast as you can lose that fat the better!

      Basically run your ass off everyday to get that fat burned off!

  34. QUESTION:
    what is the best dirnk to detox your system?
    I know water and green tea and cranberry juice all work but what else?

    • ANSWER:
      I'd honestly say that green tea would be your best option.

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

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

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

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

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

  37. QUESTION:
    How to pass a drug test in a week?
    My drug test is in 1wk n Im a heavy smoker. Is there anyway to pass a drug test if I drink a crap load of water n cranberry juice? Or how can I pass without a detox?

    • ANSWER:
      You will fail. No amount of drinking anything will help as you can not flush it out of your system. THC is stored in fat cells. In general it takes about 30 days for it to be out of your system provided you are not a heavy smoker and unfortunately, as you have stated, you are.

  38. QUESTION:
    Can liver detox help shrink my pot belly?
    I suspect my liver is large because my belly protrudes (and not just because of fat) and I usually get hammered twice per week. Can a liver detox help me? What is the best way to do that? How long should it take? Does cranberry juice help?

    • ANSWER:
      There is no such thing as a liver detox.
      The only thing we can do is avoid as much processed and refined food as possible, cut back on drugs legal or otherwise, and stop getting "hammered" twice a week.
      Look up cirrhosis and see what you are up to.

  39. QUESTION:
    What can i use to clean my system of thc besides those pricy drinks that detox it?
    Im an everyday pot smoker. i have a drug test coming in about 2 1/2 weeks. im wondering if pickle juice or vinegar or cranberry juice or niacin or whatever ways really work. ive heard it before but it sometimes seems hard to believe. im also wondering what really works so i can pass my upcoming drug test with out spending a bunch of money at a shop on a drink.

    opinions wanted

    • ANSWER:
      It seems to me that by using these methods you would be making yourself a drug cheat. The only way to keep clean would be to live clean.

  40. QUESTION:
    How long does it take to get weed out of ur system?
    Everyone says a month but I find that hard to belive. How can u get rid of it fast besides taking vinager shots? I'm drinking a lot of tea water and cranberry juice. Any tips to get it out faster?

    • ANSWER:
      The more body fat you have, the longer weed will stay in your system.

      If you are in desperate need of passing a drug test, go buy a Detox at any Smoke Shop. They are like 25-35 bucks and are worth it for a job obviously.

      If you are trying to get it out of ur system without a Detox, then the fastest way is to sweat everyday (maybe uphill walks or go running if you are athletic enough), drinking green tea, cranberry, and pomegrante juice (any antioxidants) many many times a day.

      Pretty much ur best bet is to pee a lot and sweat a lot if you aren't using a detox.

  41. QUESTION:
    What is the safest and quickest way to flush out my system for a drug test?
    How do I flush out marijuana in my system to prepare for a drug test? I heard LOTS of water and cranberry juice cocktail. Is this effective?

    • ANSWER:
      good luck, you cant flush it! I am a registerd nurse working in a detox center, and there is no way to remove marijuana (thc) from your system in less than 30 days. Also, even after the 30 days you can have a hair sample tested and it can tell you when and what drugs you have used, for up to a period of years. If you are so worried about testing positive, maybe you should consider a treatment program to help you stop using.

  42. QUESTION:
    Will I pass my drug test after doing a home detox?
    I only smoke weed about once a day. Once I got the call for interview, I stopped smoking and started slamming down water, cranberry juice, and green tea. I did this for 4-5 days. Will I be clean for my drug screen?

    • ANSWER:
      Barducci is a "quack" doctor !!!

  43. QUESTION:
    Is niacin plus a lot of Water and Cranberry Juice enough to Detoxify your body?
    If I start taking 100 mg(or a higher doesage) of niacin plus start drinking ALOT of Cranberry jucie and water for around 1 week enough to cleanse your body of THC. I AM trying to pass drug tests but I have approxiamtley 1 week or more before i am tested.

    • ANSWER:
      No, it will not help to clean THC out of your system and aside from the water, that's not going to detox at all.
      Niacin is a simple B vitamin that gives a "flushing effect" to your skin... not to your body. It makes your skin turn red (it makes your skin flush) because it helps with circulation. It won't burn your intestines (unless you're highly allergic to it), especially in that low of a dose... but it might turn your skin bright red.
      Cranberry juice just helps to make your urine a bit more acidic so it can help to cleanse out a Urinary Tract Infection... it doesn't specifically detox your body.

  44. QUESTION:
    If i smoked 40 hours before a drug test and took detox would it work?
    I found out 10 min after i smoked that I needed to a drug test within the next 48 hours i bought a omni detox kit and 2 64oz cranberry juices if i drank the 2 cranberry juices and finished them the night before and took the detox the morning of the test will i pass?

    • ANSWER:
      NO
      NO!
      NO!!
      *&*
      NO!!!!!!!!!!!!!
      NOTHING works....all are SCAMS....you're SOL!

  45. QUESTION:
    How long would it take me to pass a urine test?
    I have been smoking weed about everyday for about 1 1/2 months. I need to get clean to find a job, how long should it take me to detox if I drink lots of cranberry juice, water, raw foods?

    I am 19, 5'7", 140 lbs. thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      No one can tell you exactly how long. It depends on what you eat, how much you drink, your age and weight which is given, but other factors will affect as well. Get a test kit and test it before you go for a urine test. Use the certified urine water test kit such as petix test kit.

  46. QUESTION:
    Can you use ocean Cranberry spray for detox diet?
    I wanted to clean out my insides by drinking cranberry juice. Does using the diet ocean Cranberry spray work to lose 6lbs and clean my insides?
    Will i be able to lose 6lbs in 2 weeks or less just by drinking Diet ocean Cranberry Spray?

    • ANSWER:
      It helps your kidneys. Make sure you get it without sugar in it.

  47. QUESTION:
    What cleansing or diet pills can I take to help me pass a drug test?
    I heard of cleansing pills that are sold in places like GNC. What are they called? Are there any specific brands? I'm pretty sure I can't go in the store and asked for drug cleansing pills. I'm already drinking a shit load of cranberry juice. How much should i try to drink? I'm thinking two 64oz jugs? What can I do to pass my drug test for jobs. I'm a heavier guy so it will be a little longer to get out of my system right?

    • ANSWER:
      Wrong. If you're talking weed, a regular smoker will take a minimum of a MONTH of no smoking to be clean. Detox "potions" don't work.

  48. QUESTION:
    does Blends Body Clean work to pass a drugtest?
    I only smoke pot and will be clean from it two-four days before the test. I am gonna spend those days drinking water, apple cidar vinegar, and cranberry juice. I also have the certo stuff to drink before the test too. Does my plan seem like it will work?
    I have passed a test before with just home remedies, so don't be so smug, assholes. I actually have more time to prepare this time.

    • ANSWER:
      THC is stored in your fat cells, it doesn't matter what you ingest - you cannot get rid of it any faster than your body can naturally metabolize it. Those metabolites will be in your urine for several weeks, the 'detox' kits and body cleansing products are masking agents which are easily detectable and an automatic fail. Diluting urine with water doesn't work.

  49. QUESTION:
    How do you clean marijuana out of your system fast?
    Ive had people tell me that vinegar, cranberry juice, tea, water,etc.. helps you rid thc from your system. I used to be an everyday smoker then i got a union job. I slipped up and took a couple of hits the other day. Im afraid they might do a random. I heard tea was a good thing but i thought tea stains your system. And ive had older people tell me to drink apple cider vinegar with an herb called mother in it. Its a digestive helper. I just need to know what is effective other than lots of water. And i know the best thing is not to smoke at all. I just slipped please help

    • ANSWER:
      take a detox. you'll be clean in hours. it doesn't take that much time at all. if you don't plan on smoking again then you don't have anything to worry about. if you ever "slip up" again, keep a detox drink on hand so you don't have to run to the store in a panic each time. water is your friend but you're going to hate those visits to the potty every twenty minutes.

      don't let these chumps scare you. they obviously never had to get clean fast.

  50. QUESTION:
    How to get THC out of system really fast if you're an avid smoker ?
    I should be taking a drug test really soon for a job and I haven't smoked for the past 3 days but before that i would smoke daily. I plan on taking detox today as well as over indulging myself in cranberry juice and water,are my chances of passing still high let's say if the test was given tomorrow ?

    • ANSWER:
      Your chances are zero to none at this point.


cranberry juice detox

Methadone Detox

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    does the cincinnati veterans affair offer in patient methadone detox? not methadone maintenance?
    i was wondering if the cincinnati V.A.has an in patinet(30days) methadone detox clinic. I know they have methadone matience..give you methadone but what about detoxing from methadone?

    • ANSWER:
      Here's information about the Cincinnati V.A. inpatient programs:

      http://www.cincinnati.va.gov/services/Sudep_Mental_Health.asp

      You may have to call to find out if they offer methadone detox.

  2. QUESTION:
    Is Methadone a bad idea to use for opiate withdrawals?
    I'm sure your thinking, "No, thats what methadone is for dummy". I have been a opiate abuser for 6 years now. I never tried heroine, something my mother or a DARE counselor had once told me apparently worked because just the word "heroine" alone scares the crap out of me. Anyways, I got surgery in 2007 on my knee, before and after the surgery they prescribed me percocets. The recovery took longer than normal, so I was prescrined them for about 6 months. Long story short, I fell in love with the feeling of opiates. I was also a cocaine addict at the time, so I was using the two together for a long time and it produced a powerful (and extremely dangerous) high. I quit using cocaine in 2011, no particular reason why, just one day I decided I didn't want to do it anymore. My nose was falling off my face and I had been in and out of jail twice, so I stopped. I didn't stop taking percocets, roxycets, oxy's, or anything else that I could get my hands on. i was doctor shopping, buying off the streets, having friends give them to me etc. My new years resolution this year was to stop, so I have tried going cold turkey twice--and it didn't work. The physical pain, sweats, chills, aches, I could deal with. It was annoying as sh** but it was tolerable, I kept telling myself "I just have the flu, I just have the flu, this will pass." What I couldn't deal with was the mental part of the withdrawals. The severe depression, the fogginess, the confusion, the blahhhh..... Anyone who's experienced this knows exactly what I'm talking about. I felt like I was disassociated with myself and my world around me. I already have a severe case of bipolar and depression, so I didn't need to add on top of it. Monday morning I went to the methadone clinic and got an intake evaluation. They started me off on 30 mg daily, a single dose that I have to go there everyday and take. The first day I puked four hours later but felt amazing the rest of the day, second day I was a bit more sick, and slept all day. Day three (Wed) I couldn't stop throwing up all day and night, couldn't get out of bed, realized I hadn't eaten since Sunday so I decided to skip my Thursday dose and stay home instead. I felt fine except I woke up with severe pain in my back and legs and was craving the pain pills, I hadn't had a craving since sunday so I went in today (Fri) and they had already started lowering my dose, I am now on 25mg. What I am trying to ask is, has anyone ever been on the 30 day methadone detox? Am I taking too much? When the 30 days comes around am I going to be addicted to methadone? I just want to have ME back. I would do anything to just be me again.

    • ANSWER:

  3. QUESTION:
    I need help finding a rehab for methadone detox with no insurance?
    I just started a new job that dosent offer insurance. im desperatly trying to get of Methadone because its holding me back and i cant afford it. Is there any rehab that will take me in with no insurance and little money up front. I live in Nashville TN but it dosent have to be here.

    • ANSWER:
      I'm not too sure about the insurance aspect, but I would recommend that you take a look at this site, http://www.drugabuse.com/drug-abuse-help.html?utm_source=ans&utm_medium=pv&utm_content=ld&utm_campaign=rcx, and on there you will find a lot of useful and helpful information about drug abuse, and treatment options that are available.

      There also is a toll-free helpline number that I think you should call, and a trained professional will be able to answer your questions, and hopefully help you get back on track and moving in the right direction going forward.

      Good Luck to you, and Best Wishes

  4. QUESTION:
    What do you think about, and know about, METHADONE treatment?
    I'm writing a paper about methadone treatment (for addiction, nor for pain), whether or not it works well and what society thinks about it.

    I would be very grateful if you could help me by telling me what you know about methadone treatment, where you have learned what you know, and what you think about the treatment, or whatever other comments you may have about the topic. I'm looking for as many comments as possible from "the general public".

    Please keep the comments/opinions coming.

    Thank you!

    • ANSWER:
      Methadone detox is a three phase process designed to rid the methadone addict from the grip of methadone addiction. The most effective methadone treatment combines a safe atmosphere, knowledgeable staff, skilled physicians, effective medications and proper nutrition. The greatest fear methadone addicts have is the fear of methadone withdrawal symptoms. This fear can keep a person in their methadone addiction for years and years. The key to a successful methadone detox is to relieve the addict from the perceived threat of pain, nausea and insomnia. At Orange County Detox we go to great lengths assuage that fear. The fact is, Orange County Detox has developed a methadone treatment program that practically eliminates pain from the methadone detox process. The main concepts employed within our methadone detox process are “efficacy” and “compassion.” Orange County Detox believes in a humane methadone detox for anyone suffering from methadone addiction. The fact is within 24 hours after admission most clients are amazed that they feel so well. We use a specialized methadone detox program just for methadone addicts unlike the protocol methadone detox programs of many other detox centers. We are opponents of the methadone maintenance programs that are found throughout the United States. Even Suboxone maintenance is a dangerous option. Orange County Detox is a suboxone detox center and a believer in total abstinence after opiate detox is complete. Orange County Detox (suboxone detox California) recommends that a methadone addict can never safely use any opiate again. We recommend full disclosure to any and all physicians including dentists for the rest of their life.

  5. QUESTION:
    Where can I find detailed information on methadone withdrawal?
    My girlfriend has been on methadone for about 2-3 months for chronic pain. At max, she was taking 60-80mgs a day. Everything I read on the internet regarding withdrawal symptoms is regarding people who have been on 200mgs a day for years. She is obviously in a different criteria. Does anyone have a good resource regarding what to expect, and the best ways to get off of short-term methadone use in relation to withdrawal symptoms it will product?

    • ANSWER:
      DO NOT GOTO A METHADONE CLINIC...only about 10% have a legit program that works.Most clinic are just about the money.I will give you 2 options or advice.If she was taking the methadone for pain and it was prescribed,then the doctor should wean her down...if he/she wont,then another doctor will since it was prescribed.However,if you were getting them off the street,a doctor will refer you to a clinic.I have posted a link to a drug forum and a detox forum with people who have experience.My suggestion to you is KRATOM.Kratom is a great herb that has saved my life.Be aware that kratom can be addicting to,so please do your research before attempting kratom use.I will also post a link to kratom info.Its long,but you can scroll right down to its uses and pharmacology section.Its being considered as a methadone replacement.Methadone is BAD,BAD and by the way 60 to 80mgs of methadone a day aint a cake walk to come off from.It may seem small compared to the other doses...but it definately aint fun coming off 40mgs a day.That was extremely hard for me.Enough to NEVER do methadone again.OH and I was only on it for about 28days...but in fairness I was using methadone to come off hydrocodone SO i already had a dependant to hydrocodone...but coming off hydrocodone was a cake walk in the past compared to methadone.But me being stupid,listened to an aquaintance the recommended methadone to fight my withdrawal symptom...I thought.WHY NOT?Bad choice on my part.I pray that she comes off ok one way or another.All I can say is kratom worked for me.Good luck

      Oh and BALI strain of kratom is best for opiate withdrawals

  6. QUESTION:
    How do you get methadone to get off of narcotics? Do you have to do inpatient?
    I am wondering how the whole process goes to get methadone to get off of narcotic pain killers? Would I have to do inpatient care, or could I just see a therapist like once a week and still have the methadone to help? And also, since I have a child would she be taken away from me? I am afraid afraid to call the treatment service because I am afraid of the unknown.

    • ANSWER:
      Methadone withdrawal duration can take up to 4 times longer, if you can get oxymorphine treatment it has a much higher sucess rate and none of the side effects of methadone.
      http://www.stopyouraddiction.com/drug-information/oxymorphine-addiction/oxymorphine-addiction-treatment/
      http://www.heroin-detox.org/methadone-effects.htm

  7. QUESTION:
    If I use Oxycontin after withdrawing from Methadone for ten days will it start the withdrawals all over again.?
    I have been doing Methadone for three years, now I am trying to get off of it. I am ten days into it. It is the hardest thing anyone could go through. I was wondering if I use oxycontin after withdrawing from methadone for ten days will it start the withdrawals all over again.

    • ANSWER:
      If you have been on methadone for 3yrs then you SHOULD NOT DETOX COLD TURKEY because it can kill you! Methadone should be weaned off of slowly and the slower the better. The previous post was correct about using an opiate after being without. You may relieve the pain with another opiate but you will become re addicted much faser and yes have withdrawals again. Go to a methadone clinic and have them detox you slowly or try Suboxone. Good Luck

  8. QUESTION:
    How much is a treatment that detoxs heroin in US?
    I don't have any insurance that i can claim, have to pay for myself, what is the painless way to detox heroin? And how much is it?

    • ANSWER:
      I don't know how much it is. But here in the UK the most commonly used method is Methadone which you take every day and then gradually the amount is reduced. The taxpayer pays for it so at the moment it is receiving a lot of publicity, but perhaps you could find out if there was a programme in the states that offered methadone detox.

  9. QUESTION:
    How long does it take methadone to wear off completely?
    I've been taking 85mgs of methadone now for 3 months. I want it out of my system how long will it take?

    • ANSWER:
      Dolophine/Methadose (methadone HCL) certainly stays in your system longer than three days!

      Some studies show methadone lasting as long as 17 days. The thing about methadone is it has an extremely long half life but a short acting analgesic effect. In short summary it stays in your system for a LONG time but doesn't work for very long.

      I would suggest you consult your health care provider about inpatient drug detox.

  10. QUESTION:
    How long would you be on heroin to need methadone?
    I know it depends on various factors such as dosage, purity and route of administration, but how do you know if you need methadone for withdrawal?

    For example, if someone was smoking small doses of average-quality powder heroin twice a day for three weeks, and then IV'd tiny doses three times, would they need methadone? If not, how long would the withdrawals last? The person in question is a female teenager, 5'7" tall and weighs around 125lbs.
    Yeah she's physically sick. Every morning she wakes up feeling like crap until she gets her smoke.

    • ANSWER:
      The person you are describing would not qualify for methadone treatment. In order to get methadone for withdrawal or addiction you would have to go to a methadone clinic and they will only accept you if you have been addicted for at least one year. Some inpatient detox clinics will also give methadone but only for three days and they are not going to give it to someone who has been using for less than a month.

      The person you're talking about would most likely not need methadone anyway. In fact it could do more harm than good in her case. After three weeks of using heroin any physical dependency would be mild if any at all. Nothing that would warrant taking methadone which is a very strong drug that can be dangerous for someone who has a low tolerance which this girl would. In fact it could even kill her at small doses if taken for several days because if the fact that methadone builds up in your system due to its long half life.

      It is possible to become physically dependent on heroin if you use daily for 3-4 weeks so it's not impossible that your friend (or you?) feel some withdrawal in the morning. I would suspect that some of it is psychological though. Either way if she stops now she can get through the withdrawal with some help. Heroin withdrawal will only last for 3-4 days at this point. The worst day is usually the second. After 5-6 days or so she should be back to normal.
      What she needs to do is to make sure that she is able to stay home and be sick for a few days (take time off work, etc.). She should stock up with easy to eat and quick to make foods and medications to help with the symptoms. Eating and drinking properly is very important. I'd recommend getting some yoghurt and popsicles in case she will feel nauseas. Saltine crackers help too. Make sure to drink a lot of fluids so she doen't get dehydrated. If drinking is hard eat popsicles instead. Get a bucket in case she vomits. She most likely won't but it's not impossible. Exercise is also highly recommended.

      The medications I would recommend to get are Immodium, Ibuprofen, Dramamine, Benadryl and Anti-Nausea Liquid. Immodium will help diarrhea. She probably won't have that problem either but I'd get some Immodium just in case. Immodium is also an opiate, like heroin, so if taken in higher doses it can relieve withdrawal symptoms. It will not make you high though because it doesn't pass the blood-brain barrier. I wouldn't take any more than 20mg. The Ibuprofen will help any muscle ache. Dramamine will help nausea and can help you sleep. Benadryl will also help you sleep and can help runny nose and eyes. Take the Benadryl at night, no more than 2-3 pills. Insomnia is fairly common when in withdrawal. The Anti-Nausea Liquid will of course help the nausea a bit.

      If going to the doctor is an option there are a couple of prescription medication that can help. The main on is called clonodine (aka katapress). It's really a blood pressure medication but it is commonly used to treat withdrawal. Phenergan is also helpful for nausea.
      I don't think this girl will need any prescription medications though. The over the counter meds I mentioned should be okay. Most likely she will only need to take something for 2-3 days. I don't think her symptoms will be that bad. Most likely not much worse than a cold or a mild flu.

      Keep in mind that if she takes any opiate while she is still in withdrawal she will be back on square one. If she would start using heroin again in the future she would develop a physical dependency a lot quicker since she has been dependent before.

      I hope she will stop using heroin now and stay away from it forever. Being a heroin addict is hell on earth and after a few months of using heroin you don't even get high anymore. It's really not worth it.

  11. QUESTION:
    How do I go about finding a doctor who prescribes methadone for heroin addiction?
    I have a son who is in a methadone program. He cannot travel and spend time away from home because he has to go to the clinic every day to pick up his methadone. How do I go about finding a physician in my area who will prescribe methadone for him so that he can travel or even come home to live ( the nearest clinic to my home is an hours drive away )

    • ANSWER:
      If you live in the US, this is strictly illegal. You will not find a doctor who will do this in this country. A doctor can prescribe methadone for pain management, or prescribe opiates for a short-term medical detox, but this doesn't really help you.

      If your son is compliant with his methadone program, he'll start getting take-home doses as quickly as a few months. This will allow him to travel: he just needs to avoid skipping days and pass his drug screens. The exact rules vary by state, but the number of days you can take home build up and generally after a year or two of good behavior you only have to go once a month.

      There is, in most places, something called "hardship" dosing. You can sometimes set up a program where you go once a week to the clinic and get a take-home supply. Then you have to coordinate with a nearby program that does monitoring and provides the necessary addiction treatment.

      If your son just wants to take a trip and he's been in the program for a while, there's also something called "exception" dosing. This will let the clinic give him a one-time set of doses to take with him during the trip. The rules on this vary by state, but it's usually for patients who have been there long enough for take-home doses but haven't been compliant enough to get them.

      There is another drug called buprenorphine that a doctor can prescribe for opiate dependency on an outpatient basis. If your son wants to come live with you, he could find a doctor in your town and set up a treatment. This is usually pretty expensive compared to methadone, and switching from methadone requires you to go about three days into detox from methadone or it will make you very sick. Some buprenorphine doctors refuse to take methadone patients for this reason.

      Also, it's really important that you treat the addiction in addition to the chemical dependency on opiates. An outpatient buprenorphine program typically doesn't include any addiction treatment, just a chemical dependency treatment. This puts a higher burden on your son to get treatment himself.

      If you want to try buprenorphine, check out http://buprenorphine.samhsa.gov/bwns_locator/ and talk to some of the local doctors. You could also call your local clinic about hardship dosing.

      Good luck to your son. Methadone treatment can help you switch off the dangerous and highly disruptive short-acting opiates, but dealing with the addiction and mental health issues that led him there takes a lot of work. For this reason, people generally stay on methadone for years before they are ready to stop. The chemical dependency is the easy part of this situation.

  12. QUESTION:
    Is the combination of methadone and clonizapam life threatening, and if so, and what should u get off first?
    I have a friend who has a mother that is on methadone and is now taking the medication clonizapam, and I have heard and read that the combination could be lethal. Is this true? And if so, what should be the first medication to get off of and why? Also, I do think that she will not be getting off the methadone any time soon, so what is the best, most painless as you can get,remedy?

    • ANSWER:
      yes it can be very dangerous...Although many people prescribed methadone enjoy mixing it with benzodiazapines to achieve a high, the combination is potentially life threatening due to the synergistic effect of the two substances. While detox from opiates is NOT generally life threatening (unless there is an underlying medical condition), detox from benzodiazapines is life threatening and the risk of seizures is severe.

      The only safe way to detox is with medical supervision.

  13. QUESTION:
    How long is Methadone rehab and what is the process?
    My soon to be x husband is in a Methadon rehab program. I haven't spoke to him in 2 months. I am worried about him and would like to know what he is going through. Is he able to use a phone and can he leave for a weekend. Also how long is this type of program. He had been addicted to pain medicine for 6 years and methadone for about two years.

    • ANSWER:
      Obviously he is in an inpatient program, cause they do have meth clinics you go to daily. from what you say, 6 yearsof opiate addiction he was probably admitted into a detox first(hospital floor for addicts closed off to everyone else) depending on the amount of pills he was taking and the dose of meth he was on will depend on how long he stays usually 9-14 days they give you the methadone the highest dose they will give u is 40mg and they take you down 5 at a time until u r clear. they hold u a day w/o any meds and release u the day after usually. if u havent spoke to him in 2 mths they probably talked him in to going straight to a 28 day rehab, which is what they try to do with everyone provided u have insurance! its pretty strict when u first go in cause when you leave detox u r still pretty sick. I guess depending on where he went, the rules would vary, but i never heard of a place that didnt allow u to call your family. Im guessing he doesnt want to talk to u. I wouldnt take it personal, hes probably feeling pretty crappy, it takes a good few months to feel better and sometimes almost a year before u can sleep normally and just feel comfortable in your own skin. The rehab is completely drug free and its alot of groups and AA/NA meetings if he went in volontarally he could leave when he wants. If he was mandated by the courts he could get stuck in a program more like a TC, theraputic community which could be anywhere from 6mths to 2 years. some places allow visits 1a week like sundays. dont worry, he is in the best place he can be. methadone sucks, and it really takes a toll on the body. i swear i think heroin is easier to detox off than that crap. it feels like forever. Im sure you will hear something soon. but keep in mind hes in there to fix himself so sometimes the outside world is too much for someone to deal with, hes got enough problems of his own in there to bring in stuff that will mess w/ his head and throw him off track. i hope this was helpful and didnt put you to sleep.

  14. QUESTION:
    What happens when you get off methadone?
    I know someone who is getting off of Methadone as a opiate replacement theorpy. I was wondering what are the side effects of coming off of Methadone? Will the attitude change from happy to grumpy or bitchy? Complete personality change? What should I expect from this person? How can she correct any side effects. Thank you in advance

    • ANSWER:
      It depends entirely on how they are getting off methadone- properly, with a slow weaning process; administratively, as in a punitive action where they reduce the dose 10mg a day until down to zero, or cold turkey- having walked off or been kicked off the program,and therefor,not completing the process properly.
      I'm going to post a commentary I wrote from a website I run on MMT advocacy regarding the recommended process for coming off methadone~ it mainly details the pharmacological process though. In terms of how they will be emotionally~ the best thing you can do is encourage them to do this properly, with guidance from her MMT clinic- and to be supportive by educating yourself on the process. Knowing what to expect, and being supportive is the best thing you can do.
      Typically, the best chance at success when detoxing from MMT is to start out with a weekly decrease of no more than 5mg & no less than 2mg, once every week, depending at the stabilized dose you have been at. 80-100 mg is considered an average dose, and the typical start wean/decrease for that range is a 2-3mg decrease once a week. You should try not going lower than those 2-3 m, and if you're having a hard time with that, consider taking your weaning schedule to every other week~ one thing we tend to overlook as addicts is that methadone, unlike heroin and other opiates, is a time released medication. It works for exactly that reason, but it also makes for a longer acute withdrawal period. Where as with a heroin detox, you can expect a typical 5-7 days for to get through the worst of it worst of it, methadone takes closer to 3-4 weeks before the full brunt of the acute withdrawal abates. This is because that slow acting, time releases aspect has also allowed a residual to build up in your system~ the same applies for getting stabilized: remember when you started at 20 or 30mg, and were having a hell of a time feeling normal, but they insisted you wait 7 days minimum before getting an increase? That’s because the medication needs time to build up in your system; the same way it needs time to leave your system.
      If this is just your first take down in mg, this might not be as applicable, but if you’re being weaned a few mg every week for a month or longer, you might just be starting to feel the long term effects of those first initial dose decreases.
      It will vary for every client~ someone at a higher dose, say 150mg+ ~ may be able to handle coming down at 5mg a week, b/c their residual will be slightly larger. It can also vary with body type- people who are heavier may retain more medication in their system. There is also supported evidence that clients can be “fast” or “slow” metabolizers- one person may be able to go up to 72 hours before feeling the onset of withdrawal (“slow” metabolizers); others feel it in 12 hours- (these are fast metabolizers, and often the solution is split dosing- taking half in the morning, the other half 12 hours later). While this is another issue altogether, it should be noted many clinics do not support this process, since the bulk of their clients require supervised dosing. I will discuss that issue in another note in the near future, but for the time being, if you’ve got take homes, you may want to try doing a split dose for a few days- even if you weren’t a fast metabolizer in the past, as you come down in dosage, you may find this pattern- smaller, more frequent dosing- helps you get through it.
      Once your dose gets smaller- in the under 40mg per day range- it is common to decrease the # of mg you cut each week. So, for example, if you’re at 100 mg, and you start to wean yourself down at 5mg each week, you may feel fine until you reach a daily dose of 45mg, then suddenly find yourself feeling horrible. It’s normal in that scenario to switch your weaning schedule from decreasing your dose 5mg each week, to 2mg every OTHER week~ because not only are you feeling the effects of your weekly decrease, but that of the residual build up leaving your system, on top of the discomfort from forcing your body to adjust to a lower dosage.
      Those who successfully stay sober continually demonstrate following this type of pattern~ taking their time, allowing for the need to possibly decrease their original cut back. As you move into the 30mg range, you should be considering detox. Detox is tricky- no detox facility is permitted to detox a MMT patient without correlating with the MMT clinic, in most states, by law. This is meant to deter MMT clients who break the rules & are given administrative detoxes from thinking they can get away with it, since a detox will fix it. An emergency room will treat you, if they feel your life is in danger, but as we all know, detox from opiates & opioid agonists like methadone, won’t kill you (unless you have a pre-existing condition that is exacerbated by the withdrawal). It might feel like it- and yes, MMT withdrawal is overall a longer, harder detox-but it won’t kill you. So an ER doctor is at liberty to pick and choose if they will treat withdrawal symptoms before sending you on your way, and the stigma of the disease of addiction makes our plight somewhat unsympathetic, so odds are slim. They cannot, however, send you to a detox in the event they take up your cause, that is out of their hands (unless, again, your life is in danger, or the patient is pregnant, since the withdrawal can bring about miscarriage).
      The exception to the case being, a proper weaning through your clinic. A client who decides to take the big step and begin their extradition from MMT has options: and at about 0-30mg, detox is indeed one of them, and a wise one.
      Your clinic should have some familial relationship with a couple detox facilities who are equipped and educated to handle such a withdrawal~ and it will often be the difference between success and failure. I know many clients who went through 2-3 years of being weaned 5mg a week, who never felt uncomfortable~ but who, at 10mg, were switched from being weaned 5mg to only 2mg a week- who came back the next day begging for their 2mg back. It all relates to the individual, and to the long term decrease of residual and dose.
      You should have a plan arranged at the onset of your weaning: your counselor and your MMT clinic physician should explain the process to you in detail, and all of you should agree on what steps you will take~ including hypothetical ones. You may not need the detox, you may find 5mg a week never really bothers you; you may find 1mg does- so be prepared for those obstacles, BEFORE you reach them~ because if there’s one thing we can all agree on, it’s that we don’t make well-planed decisions when we’re dope sick.
      There are also medications your MMT clinic physician can prescribe to help with some of the discomfort through out your withdrawal; though you shouldn’t rely on them until you’ve reached a considerably low dose. Starting to rely on them too soon will leave you ill-prepared for the long haul. Common meds used in detox apply here- vistaril, trazadone, ultram~ but will vary by clinic & physician. Also be sure to account for any changes in your own life: weight loss/gain; a new medication (OTC or Rx- even the simple ones can make a change in the way you metabolize your dose). Stress, grief, job loss, and other emotional issues can also be factors.
      It should also be mentioned that while there is no specific, tried and true formula, the vast majority of MMT clients who succeed in weaning themselves completely off have been on MMT for a minimum of 2 years. And I mean 2 years of MMT without any other chemical abuse; 2 years attending every group, counseling session and other appt- even when you don’t want to; 2 years of having a stable home life, a job you enjoy (or at minimum, one that doesn’t make you suicidal, lol), 2 years free of unresolved court cases, warrants, probation, parole, etc. Two years of having the life you had- or wanted- BEFORE you got hooked on the junk. We’ve already got the odds stacked against us: opiate addiction is hands down, statistically, the hardest addiction to beat, and has the lowest success rate. It doesn’t need any help to make us fail; you need a life you consider worth fighting for.

      Remember to take it slow, and not rush yourself- MMT has the highest success rate of any opiate addiction treatment, but it doesn’t happen overnight- allow your body the time it needs to adjust to each take down. Your clinic should be very much in agreement with this. Unless you’re going through an administrative detox (typically administrative detox means going down 10mg a day until you’re at zero mg; and administrative detox IS NOT intended to keep you sober- it’s a punitive action taken when a client is not paying their bill, coming up dirty repeatedly on tox screens, gets arrested, or is missing groups)- if you’re going through a planned withdrawal, your clinic should be very supportive in spacing out your weaning- if you’re feeling pressured about going faster, and you’re NOT being admin. detoxed, then you have rights, and you can invoke them. If you’re having issues with this, email me; I will help you find the right channels to deal with it; and don’t be afraid to reach out to the other folks on this site. We have nurses, counselors, MMT clients, & folks who’ve completed MMT & are now clean, and no one knows more about how to fight for their right to sobriety.

      Don’t be afraid to take a step back, either- if you were stable at 100mg for several years, and you’re at 80mg now, and having a hard time, there’s no fault in going to 85mg- you’re still progressing.

  15. QUESTION:
    Is suboxone a non narcotic and is it good to take to get off methadone?
    Okay I don't know too much about this stuff but I'm trying to help my dad get off methadone. He has stopped for only two days and he really needs some help. We're from jacksonville florida. Any places we can call for him to take something to get off of it? Please help!

    • ANSWER:
      As the previous replier explained, Suboxone is a maintenance based for of treatment for opiate addiction, like methadone- however, you don't want to take suboxone if you're also taking (or have recently taken) methadone.
      Suboxone contains a Narcan like proponent, that makes the user sick if they take other opiates- methadone is an opioid agonist; a synthetic opiate that binds to the same receptors in the brain that opiates do.
      Suboxone has become the darling of the opiate treatment community over the last few years for many reasons; the most obvious one being that it's a little easier to obtain than methadone is.
      The Harrison Drug Act made it illegal for a general practitioner or physician to prescribe methadone for opiate addiction treatment. Methadone has two uses: as a maintenance based therapy for opiate addiction, and as a pain management medication for chronic, severe pain. While a physician may prescribe it for pain, only a state run and certified Methadone Maintenance Clinic (MMT) may do so for opiate addiction. To do so, they are required to follow rigorous regulations and clients must adhere to these policies, or they will lose their place in the program.
      These regulations include (but are not limited to) taking frequent, random, supervised drug test screens; participation in both one on one & group counseling; completing tri-monthly treatment goal plans that are used to demonstrate the patient is moving forward with their life not only in terms of sobriety, but as well as in establishing a stable home situation, getting gainfully employed, and anything else that their individual situation warranted. There are also annual physicals, periodic well-checks, routine blood work; occasional state required class completions (mainly educational- for ex: a class on HIV/AIDS, or Hepatitis C awareness may be mandated by the state; parenting classes, GED completion, etc.).
      Methadone, when taken properly, does not impair cognitive function or slow motor skills- nor does it give the user a feeling of euphoria (in other words, it won't get you high). Suboxone CAN give the patient feelings of euphoria, and has a high risk for abuse.
      I'm assuming we're all familiar with the science of addiction, but if not: the long and short of it is that our bodies produce endorphins- natural pain killers- in small amounts, as needed. Opiates- drugs derived from the poppy plant- (heroin, vicodin, Darvon, oxycontin, morphine, dilaudid, etc.)- when taken, cause an influx of these endorphins. When a person takes opiates on a regular basis, the human body, which is extremely adept at conserving it’s natural resources- recognizes that the person is providing them with more than enough synthetic endorphins through opiates- and the body stops producing it’s small amounts. So when an opiate addict suddenly stops using opiates, the body goes into an endorphin-deficiency, causing the person to become very ill.
      The first thing you need to understand is that methadone for opiate addiction is not a quick fix. Abstinence should always be the ultimate goal, and there are many forms of treatment available to you- detox, residential rehab, IOP, etc- but if those methods fail, repeatedly, then methadone is a very good option.
      It has a lot of negative stigma b/c people are simply ignorant and uneducated about how it works- they consider it a bad drug, and a substitute high- when it reality, it is neither. In comparison to most medications, methadone has few side effects- nor does it get you high. It does require daily dosing to keep the patient from going into acute withdrawal, but it eliminates the use of needles, the potential for overdose or buying something mixed that is dirty and potentially dangerous; and it allows the addict to stop hustling, and begin turning his or her life around. Saying methadone should be banned b/c it's a bad medication is like saying chemotherapy should be banned b/c it's terrible- in some ways, yes, it is- but if you have cancer, it's a damn good way to beat it.
      The bulk of the negativity we hear now has been the result of a few celebrity deaths I the tabloids- what most don't know however, is that none- ZERO- of those deaths- or any others- were related to a person taking methadone as prescribed. They were the result of taking it improperly, and in conjunction with other medications- and they were not getting their methadone from MMT clinics, but from physicians or friends they mislead.
      MMT clinics don't give take home doses until the client has been in the program for a long period, and in total compliance through out- and even then, they are only given them in small increments (1-2 at a time)- the longer they're there and comply, the more they can earn, but it is rare for a clinic to ever give more than 5 or 6 at a time. When a client earns those, they must pick them up in a locked box and be willing to bring in any unused doses they should have left, within 24 hours, if the clinic calls them for a routine check.
      Now- Suboxone.
      Suboxone, as a rule, is not a bad drug- but methadone has, and remains to be, the most successful form of treatment for opiate addiction- among both maintenance and abstinence based programs. Some years back, a medication called ORALAM came out, and people were jumping for it: it required dosing only every other day, which gave the client more freedom.
      After a heavy push to switch, many patients developed heart problems; and eventually, ORALAM was discontinued and the patients returned to methadone. Later, a study of client activity indicated a higher rate of relapse and drug abuse when they were on ORALAM, versus when they were on methadone.
      Suboxone seems to be the latest ORALAM- but unlike ORALAM, or methadone- it can be prescribed by a general practitioner. All they have to do is complete a weekend long in service to get certified, and agree to not take on more than 25 Suboxone patients. Since then, they've popped up left and right. The patient has very little required of them other than taking their suboxone, and the doctors can give them a 30 day supply from day one.
      Many patients on methadone made the switch, b/c it sounded like freedom. Most relapsed, and many returned to methadone.
      The caveat is this: in order for a methadone patient to go to suboxone from methadone,they must first get down to a methadone dose of about 20-30mg (at the rate of 1-5mg decreases a week). Once there, they must stop using methadone for several days, and allow themselves to go into withdrawal- only then can they start suboxone- b/c again, suboxone has a narcan element that will make the user ill if they use opiates in conjunction with suboxone.
      Most importantly- to get off methadone for suboxone makes little sense- it is very much trading one addiction for another. Suboxone is not a quick fix either, but it's less effective, and has less success.
      I don't know the particulars of your father's situation- if he's using for pain or opiate addiction- or most importantly, why he wants to quit.
      The longer a patient stays in an MMT program, the higher the success of his sobriety after. This has been proven time and time again, for decade after decade. Programs will never tell you to get off or stay on; it's the individual's decision, but they will warn any less than 2 years is highly unlikely to keep you sober. Many patients stay on it for years, and go on to live happy, productive lives.
      If your father has personally made the choice to get off, then there is a process. Before I explain it though, I have to reiterate how vital it is that this be his choice- not b/c of family pressure. Many families don't understand how MMT works, and urge their loved ones to get off- at the expense of the addicts sobriety. It doesn't work like that- if it did, they wouldn't have needed it in the first place. I suspect Suboxone will not last long, at least for the indication of treatment for addiction- it lacks any requirements on behalf of the addict to change their lifestyle, which they must do if they want to stay clean. We lose not just our ability to not use in opiate addiction- we lose everything; and we must restart by building back up the things we tore down. MMT clinics help addicts do that; Suboxone on the other hand- well, it is exactly what most people think of methadone- little more than a legal daily dose. No treatment, no discipline, no responsibilty.
      In addition, the person should have their life in order: a stable home environment, a good job they enjoy, strong- repaired- relationships with loved ones; hobbies and activities they enjoy. Without these, they stand no chance- opiate addiction has the lowest success rate of any addiction, and withdrawal from methadone is a thousand times harder than that from heroin or other opiates.
      If your father falls under all these categories, then there is a process for weaning off that ease the transition and withdrawal. I know of very few people who did it a different way and made it through, the method is in place for a reason.

      http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=106559159942&ref=ts

      I strongly urge you to read it.
      If you have more questions, or need help locating something, please don't hesitate to email me, either through here or on the website board (I'm the creator/admin). Best of luck,

  16. QUESTION:
    Are heroin addicts allowed methadone while being interrogated in America?
    I know in Ireland that when a heroin addict comes in for interrogation for a long time period, the police are supposed to supply them methadone. Is this the case in the United States?

    • ANSWER:
      I would say yes. Heroin and alcohol have some of the worst detox symptoms and can be deadly. so, depending on the extent of their addiction, etc.... I would say that they are prescribed a methadone maintenance treatment while in custody.

  17. QUESTION:
    Has anyone ever had a baby that was on a methadone program?
    How long does the detox last? And how long does it take? Does the baby go through a lot of pain?
    Serious answers from people who have gone through it please.

    • ANSWER:
      I'll be frank with you so that you have an honest understanding of the experience, but please don't take anything personally, because I'm not trying to scare you. I applaud that you are asking ahead of time and not taking it lightly, because many people do take it very lightly and it's offensive to the nurses who care for their children, sometimes up to 2-3 months in our nursery, and even longer in the NICU.

      The withdrawal is dependent on how much methadone a person is on....obviously the more methadone, the harder the withdrawal for the infant.It can take a week, it can take months. I'm sure you know that drug use can result in premature birth, and for our purposes, methadone is a drug, and if a baby is premature, that could affect the withdrawal, too.

      We routinely assess the babies for their withdrawal symtoms. We are looking for how well they eat, how much the vomit, if they have tremors or seizures, how long they stay asleep in between feedings, and what their cry sounds like...is it a piercing cry or a normal cry? They get scored on a scale and then the score is totalled. You want the scores to be lower each day...often they are not, and the score is what determines when a baby gets to go home. A higher score may mean long term hospitalization or even intensive care unit hospitalization (especially with seizures).

      In order to treat the symptoms and help with the withdrawal, the babies are given a solution called DDTO, which is an opiate, just like heroin. This solution makes the symptoms less intense, just like a drug abuser using their drug of choice...but instead of increasing the amount of drug, like a user would, we have to decrease the drug to help withdraw the baby.

      THis often results in a great deal of discomfort for the baby. They often have very acidic stools that cause terrible excoriation on their bottoms, and the scream for the better part of the day when they're awake, often. I have to say honestly that its terrible to watch. It's hard for the nurses to watch. The babies long for attention and crave soothing. We need to keep their cribs away from stimulation, and sometimes cover them to keep the light low....often we place simple black and white drawings to let them focus on so that they can learn to entertain themselves.

      As a parent, what you can do to help the situation is to visit your baby often. Come and feed him, bathe him, and change his diaper. The separation a baby experiences while in a nursery can be developmentally harmful, so if you minimize that separation, your baby will be in a better situation.

      One other note, often we find that addictive personalities tend to try and make the nurses turn against each other. They find a particular nurse that they like, and they will bad mouth other nurses to that person. It's a destructive behavior and doesn't make you look like a better parent, which is why we think people do this....It is frustrating because the nursery nurses are all there because they geniunely care for those babies.

      Good luck!

  18. QUESTION:
    whats the best way to detox from heroin using medication at home?
    What medications would be best prescribed to detox from heroin at home? Is it difficult to find a doctor to prescribe medications to detox from heroin at home? And last, is there a special doctor that would need to be seen to prescribe the medication?

    • ANSWER:
      methadone, subutex, bupromorphine, naltraxone, these are home detoxes that are used in uk, pick ups required from chemist regular, a g,p can prescribe methadone but more likely at local drug service in your area

  19. QUESTION:
    How can I detox a low-dose methadone addiction at home?
    I have been an opioid addict for 6years. Percocets(100-130mg a day) to heroin(a bundle a day). I detoxed myself off of the heroin 4 years ago cold turkey and stayed clean for a year before returning to perks and eventually methadone. I buy 10mg pills off the street and have been maintaining 10-30mgs a day for 5months. I have only taken it to keep from withdrawling and am desperate to be totally clean. PLEASE HELP ME.Any advice will be greatly appreciated, I have no insurance and am a 33 yr old mother of a beautiful babygirl.

    • ANSWER:
      Since u detoxed from heroin u know that, while opiate withdrawal can be horribly uncomfortable, it's not physically dangerous. I've heard methadone is harder to get off than heroin (which I've done) because methadone has a longer half life. But here's the good news. 10-30. Mg of methadone a day is a fairly low dose. One of the times I detoxed off heroin I did it in an inpatient setting. They gave me small amounts of methadone to help with withdrawal symptoms. The first day they gave me 20 mg, the next day 15 mg and kept cutting it by 5 mg a day. Within a few days I was off both the heroin and methadone. It took about 12 days until I felt totally normal. But that was probably cause I was still detoxing from the heroin. I think if u taper off the methadone as slowly as possible u should be fine.

  20. QUESTION:
    What is this medicine used for heroin detox?
    I was telling a friend about some medicine that is given to people who are trying to quit a heroin addiction. My friend is a recovering addict. The medicine I am thinking of is not methadone. I know that much.

    I know it is a large orange colored pill and from what I hear, it almost taste like candy. I hear it has a nice taste to it which really isn't what you'd expect when you think of a pill.

    I am pretty sure this pill is also addictive and most likely abused.

    • ANSWER:
      "Bupe", buprenorphine (Suboxone)

      http://www.wired.com/wired/archive/13.04/bupe.html

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  22. QUESTION:
    Will a drugs detox program hurt my baby?
    I am on a detox program for my addiction to heroin. I've been on it almost two weeks and I'm planning to stick to it as in the past I would only half complete it but I'm doing the whole thing for my baby, myself and Ty - my boyfriend.

    But I'm just wondering if the detox program will hurt my baby? I was on heroin for the first few weeks of pregnancy but I'm not taking it anymore and I'm almost 3 months pregnant.

    • ANSWER:
      Good for you for getting the help you need.

      As long as you let the detox program know you are pregnant, they will not give you any medications that are too risky to your baby. I've seen women coming off heroin who are on methadone protocols and eventually they wean off and their babies do just fine.

      Good luck, stay strong!

  23. QUESTION:
    Should I start Methadone assisted detox?
    Ive been taking up to 160mg of oxycontin a day, everyday. I cant seem to detox cold turkey on my own and cant afford to buy enough drugs to detox myself slowly. I'm not sure if methadone is good because of the come down, addictive properties, etc. I really dont want to go to a full inpatient 30 day rehab either. I dont know what to do.

    • ANSWER:
      With taking that much oxycontin you really are going to need help getting off it. Your best bet is getting help. Believe you me i've seen it and want the best for you!

  24. 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.

  25. QUESTION:
    Anyone ever able to FULLY get off of methadone?
    My wife started taking methadone for opiate withdrawl in febuary. I wasnt keen on the idea but she was breaking the law to get her vicodens. Now I have a methadone bill of 0 a month and a wife who is still fucked up - Has a low libido - and is gaining ton of weight - but is finally not breaking the law. Any suggestions?

    • ANSWER:
      Edit - I just had to add that while the guy above me's examples aren't rare I don't think they're very common so long as methadone is the only mind altering drug the person is taking or if they're not taking too much. Someone on an appropriate dose of methadone. If it makes someone sleep all day they are probably on too much although less often this can supposedly be caused by being on too little.

      Someone stabilized on methadone taking no other mind altering drugs get absolutely no high. They usually get reduced cravings and feel normal and that's it. Methadone has a very bad stigma as people getting a legal high. This isn't the case at ALL. You could never tell if someone was on methadone. The stereotypical methadone user drooling on themselves all day are the ones taking other drugs, especially benzos. If they take benzos WITH their methadone then they are going to catch a buzz (and its very dangerous). Or they're on a very high dose in which case they probably sleep all day. As he says in his case he was on 200mg which is too most for I'd guesstimate 90 + % of people.

      I also don't know about some of the other stuff like taking it for 4 days and catching a habit if you've never had one before. Catching a dependent habit takes a while the first time around getting situated on opiates/opiods. Some people can use daily for up to a month and not catch one the very first time. Although more realistically is probably around the 2 week mark. Once you've had a previous habit then sure it could take as little as 2 days but everyones different. I guess its a little irrelevant to your Q anyways though.
      Anyways back to the answer.

      The law makes it difficult. In actuality methadone is the hardest of all opiates/opioids to detox from, but guess what? As you said, it's legal! Corporate profit. Ideally it's better to detox off something fast acting it may be initially more intense but it's over quick. Methadone withdraw can last for a full month compared to a week max for something short acting. It just drags on and on and you aren't sleeping in detox. So while methadone isn't usually as extreme a detox as something like heroin although high doses can be close the fact that it just drags on and on makes it FAR worse than any other withdrawal. Those time frames are with long term withdrawal effects not included...It's tough.

      The bottom line is either way she has to WANT to come off first and foremost. That's not up to you or even really up to her. You can't really want to come off if you don't want to come off, ya know.

      In reality getting on methadone for a hydrocodone habit is like using a hammer to treat a headache. Really bad decision typically, but once again it comes back to legality. Legally it's not a bad move but addiction-wise oh boy.

      Even if you wean it has to be incredibly slow once she gets to the point where it becomes uncomfortable. She may be able to detox quite quick to start but once she hits the thresh-hold where WD kicks in it has to go really slow.

      Yes people have weaned off methadone. Ideally it'd be better to be in a controlled situation where she could take hydros and wean off of them if it were possible if they even work after being on methadone.

      There's really not much that can be said. If you have more specifics Q's I could help more but not much else to say. It's possible but it's going to take a looong time. Don't stress her out about going too fast. As much as it sucks thats the WORST thing you can do especially if she is in mild detoxes.

      Opiate withdraw, particularly methadone withdrawal is the most HORRIBLY EVIL SADISTIC cruel thing she will ever go through, so be supportive. It's an unimaginable hell. Rushing her off might seem like a good idea but it's the worst thing you can do. If you really want to help you have to have honest open communication without giving her crap for not doing it your way or the highway. There's no real answer.

      Really shouldn't have gotten on it for hydros but thats in retrospect. Some people really need to (arguably) be on this for life, but it doesn't sound like she is likely one of them. These are people who naturally produce very small amounts of endorphins or as (is debated) people who have used or abused opiates for a long period have permanently damaged their brains ability to produce endorphins is sufficient quantities to live a normal life.

      Even after a detox the months following if not up to a year or so will be very hard, the brains endorphin system has to get rolling on its own again. Initially sleep will be scarce and slowly get back to normal.

      Sadly enough there are many other options that in most cases would be much better and easier to detox people off of opiates but our drug laws are designed for profit and not compassion.

      If she doesn't truly want to quit then a forced detox at this point will only do harm. If she is time for a slow detox. However, depending on how much shes on (most likely shes on way too much, esp if her history is just hydros) so she can probably jump quite a bit initially (forget babystepping to start) once she finds the level where detox kicks in she can start slowly reducing at something like 5% per WEEK.

      Something very important to keep in mind when detoxing off of done is to keep in mind the HALF-LIFE and what the methadone levels are in the bloodstream on average go by that instead of the dose when figuring out how much to drop (typically half-life is about 24 hours). That's a very good tip.

      Also, is she has take-homes or can talk her clinic into split dosing that's better for detoxing because it keeps the level of methadone more even. This way the body won't drop to as low an amount as if you dosed once a day and this will allow you to take less. It should also make detoxing easier. Keep in mind how she feels mentally too. Even if she's not physically detolxing she may get to a point where cravings hit but physical symptoms don't.

      Don't necessarily listen to what the clinic says is best for detoxing or when she should detox. If you haven't realized it almost all clinics are a complete joke. Uneducated or greedy.

      She may need to be on methadone for a while, especially if its helping her with cravings that she can't otherwise control. Sometimes people just need time. She isn't getting any high off of methadone as is widely believed, she's just feeling OK. If it controls her craving for a good while then eventually she may think less and less of using and then be ready for a detox.

      Regardless of what she does she should wean at least a good amount if not completely. Either way it will be hell but cold turkey, especially methadone, would be complete insanity. Just from seeing others go through it, I wouldn't wish it on my worst enemy.

      Good Luck!

      The two websites below both have forums discussing methadone. ATWatchdog is specifically related to methadone and they know the stuff inside out, if you want solid knowledgable answers. Although they are very pro-methadone. Answers here at Yahoo are typically a total crapshoot.

  26. QUESTION:
    How much Methadone should I take?
    Im an experienced vicodin user but havent use any in a few weeks. My tolerance has gone down and i can get pretty messed up off of 20 mg right now. I have a bottle of 5mg methadone pills and am wondering how much i should take to get me that good vicodin feeling.

    • ANSWER:
      I suggest- DETOX!

  27. QUESTION:
    Is there an easier methadone detox?
    Ive recently opened up to someone close, and found out that they are trying to go thru a methadone detox. By the way he describes it, theres nothing worse! With technology today, there has to be an easier less expensive way to help him!! He doesnt want to be at this substances' mercy any longer. Any suggestions???

    • ANSWER:
      Methadone is a very long acting medication. It is used in opioid addiction treatment for precisely that reason--because it need only be taken once per day to sustain a stable level in the blood for 24 hours. However, it also takes much longer to taper off than short acting opioids.

      If someone were to cease using heroin abruptly, for example, they would be physically ill for 3-5 days. With methadone, the acute physical withdrawals are more like 3-5 weeks. It isn't that the symptoms are more severe--they simply last much longer, and the human body can only withstand so much vomiting, diarrhea, high blood pressure, sweating, etc. In fact, people can and have died from methadone withdrawals--usually in jail where they are unable to seek help, and usually from cardiac arrest stemming from electrolyte imbalance due to dehydration, or stroke due to high blood pressure.

      The recommended rate of tapering, in order to avoid withdrawal symptoms, is no more than 10% of their dose every 2-4 weeks (this would be for someone on a methadone clinic or taking it for pain), all the way down to 1 mg before stepping off. Anything less will produce withdrawals. It can take awhile to do a proper taper, obviously, and people tend to get impatient and go too fast or stop too soon, causing them to become sicker than they ever expected to feel. They usually relapse and end up having to start all over again.

      However if your friend is using street methadone that is a different matter. They should get into a methadone clinic and allow the clinic to complete a safe taper for him

  28. QUESTION:
    How can I find a drug rehab center for someone without insurance?
    My son is 30 years old, unemployed with no insurance. He is using methadone, but would like to get off of that and get his life back together.

    • ANSWER:
      He needs to talk to the doctor who has him on the methadone. They will certainly be able to tell him where he can go for detox and rehab. That is, IF your son wants to get off the methadone. If it's just something you want for him, he's not going to stick with it. He has to want this for himself.

  29. QUESTION:
    What are the downsides to using methadone for addiction treatment?
    I have a friend who has finally decided to get herself treated for her heroin addiction. I've heard a lot of good things about buprenorphine as a detox option, but I know that a lot of people are still banking on methadone as a good way of detoxing. I just want to know the disadvantages of using methadone so that I can warn my friend as well as help her in making a decision.

    • ANSWER:
      Methadone does help opiate dependent persons to stop abusing drugs by decreasing cravings and withdrawal symptoms. However, using methadone does have its own disadvantages. Due to the fact that methadone can only be administered in licensed methadone treatment clinics, the patients must deal with making daily trips to a methadone clinic. These clinics are mostly located in or near urban centers, so driving long distances happens to be part of the daily routine of patients in rural areas. Another disadvantage to using methadone is the fact that it can also lead to addiction. Methadone abuse is increasing in the Northeast region, and can result to overdose deaths.

  30. QUESTION:
    My friend needs to detox off heroin naturally, what is the best home remedy WITHOUT any methadone/suboxone?
    What is the best possible way to detox off heroin without any narcotics or drugs to make it better. What will help ease the symptoms? Please specify! Thank you!

    • ANSWER:
      The other answers are really good in describing the symptoms you'll be dealing with. One thing that your friend can do, or try to do before going cold turkey is to cut back on heroin use first. The lower their daily dose, the milder the symptoms will be. Problem is, sometimes it is hard to cut back without feeling sick.

      Also, remember that the withdrawal from narcotics can be life-threatening, so in addition to being there to help them with cold drinks and sugar and love, make sure you have a solid emergency medical plan in place in case things start to go bad.

      Good luck, it's worth the effort.

  31. QUESTION:
    How long does it take for methadone to get out of your system ?
    I have to go to a job interview in the morning and it requires a drug test somewhere along the line but I go to a methadone clinic and so I am wondering how long it takes to show up as clean.I know I sure don't want to ten day detox,that's for sure.

    • ANSWER:
      You won't be clean of Methadone if they test for that. If you have been taking it for days on end, it will take maybe a week or more for it to go away. I failed one of these tests.

      Could you lie and say you take it for pain relief, or would they contact the addiction clinic? MEthadone is perfectly good for fibromyalgia, which you very well may have if you seek out narcotics. I know i seeeked out narcotics for pain i had in my body, not just cuz I wanted to get high. Show them the prescriptions and explain it's for chronic pain and they will havve nothing to say and not be able to deny your application unless there are many other better ones who are more qualiffied...............GOOD LUCK HUN! ..:(

      And even if you are addicted to methadone and need to be on it, I believe that is a disability and they cannot discriminate against you if you can do the work that needs to be done. I live in Canada an It's a disability to be on methadone maintenance. Drug abuse is a disability which will get you 930$ a month here for rent and food etc, it's still not enough to live but I have my family who make it better by getting me better food.

      You should just be honest and tell them what the methadone treatment is for, andthat you are able to do the jobs required and that it is a disability and you deserve a fair chance with someone who is not disabled.

      You will pee dirty most likely and they probably wont hire you unless you can talk up a storm to let them know why you re better than the other person(s) who are applying.

  32. QUESTION:
    How long would it take to get addicted to Methadone?
    Please don't give me any sarcastic or give me problems because of what I do. I don't need anyone preaching to me or telling me I shouldn’t use drugs. I am addicted to heroin and have been for 7 months. I am trying to quit but there aren’t any recourses for detox where I live and I don't want to take methadone for any long amounts of time. My plain is to take it for a few days to get over the worst part of withdrawals, I was thinking 3-4 days. I just want to know how many days of taking methadone it would take before I would become addicted to it. I know some people are going to want to say that it doesn’t work that way. I know people who have kicked this way so I know it gets you through the worst part of the kick. The problem is I can't get a straight answer about how long I should take it for. If I could get a reason or reference to how you came up with your answer that would be great. Thanx.

    • ANSWER:
      Please whatever you do, during and afterward, get counseling, and dont forget to apologize to the people you have hurt during your drug abuse.
      Maybe you could go to a nother town and get help?
      Or check your self into a program? Maybe it would be better to get away from your hometown while you detox.
      good luck to you, glad you want to get off the stuff

  33. QUESTION:
    How dangerous is it to quit oxycodone 30 mg when you are shooting 15-18 per day?
    I just detoxed from oxycodone, shooting 15-18 per day intraveneously. I tried to do it myself, but ended up in hospital. then detox center. Could I have died from this had I not sought medical help?

    • ANSWER:
      It is rare to die from opiate withdrawal, but not unheard of. It's not nearly as common as death from alcohol, benzo, or barbiturate withdrawal.

      Opiate withdrawal excites the CNS and raises blood pressure immensely. A person withdrawing from large amounts of opiates can have a heart attack, stroke, or seizure.

      I myself was a long-term heroin and pharmaceutical user, using the equivalent of 1g morphine IV daily. I could not detox cold turkey; I got on a drug called Suboxone, used to taper-detox or maintain addicts. It's like methadone, but you get a prescription from the doctor and don't have to go to the clinic every day. It's not as good at relieving withdrawal symptoms and cravings, but does a fair job.

      Buprenorphine, the active constituent of suboxone, is a mixed agonist-antagonist (this means there is a "ceiling effect" above which more drug will not cause increased effects). It is 40x as potent as morphine, with a half life of 12-70 hours. The ceiling effect is exhibited around 8mg = 320mg of morphine, by mouth, around the clock. If your tolerance is higher than this, you will experience mild withdrawal while your tolerance decreases to this point. If the doctor puts you on a higher dose than 8mg, it will not reduce w/d any more than 8mg will - but it will block you from getting high, or pain relief if you were in say, a car wreck - much better.

      8mg is as good as 24mg as keeping you out of withdrawal. But 24mg is far superior at blocking all other opiates from having any effect.

      Remember, when your tolerance is decreasing, you're in withdrawal. When you get high, your tolerance is increasing.

      Rehab is a good first step.

      Take AA with a grain of salt; many people come out of it loopy, and it shows all the signs of cult religion. Google "The Orange Papers" for the history of AA..

  34. QUESTION:
    is it ok to eat valium and methadone at the same time?
    I gotta friend who is getting off pain killers and they just put him on methadone- he also takes anti-anxiety meds everyonce and awhile. He didn't want to tell the clinic that b/c he was scared they would deny him the methadone procedure b/c of the recreational drug use during the treatment- so my q is- will it have a bad reaction if he takes both?

    • ANSWER:
      Valium is pretty common with methadone maintenance programs,, he will be fine as long as he isn't taking more than 5-10mg. But they are going to do a random drug screen on him every month,,, so he needs to be aware of that,,, I don't think they test for things like valium or xanex,,, they mainly want to make sure you have methadone in your system,,, and that you aren't using cocaine, meth or heroin,,, They never use to test for,, or didn't care about pot,,, but it's been a few years since I was in a methadone program.

      Tell him the faster he weens down off the methadone the better off he will be,,, the clinics are in business to make money,, they will keep him on the crap forever as long as someone pays for it,,,

      I've known people on it for over 20 years,,, it's just being a legal junkie is all it is,,, if he is smart he will get on the 14 day detox,,, unless he was really using high doses of pain meds for more than just a few months he won't have very bad withdrawls on the 14 day program.

      Methadone really is just as bad as heroin,,, actually worse,, it effects your liver even worse and it is far easier to OD on it,,, you can die on as little as 40mg.

      Here is a site you should show you friend,,it's on methadone clinics and it may save his life
      http://www.whitehousedrugpolicy.gov/publications/factsht/methadone/index.html

      I was on methadone for a few years for opiates/heroin addiction

  35. QUESTION:
    How does detox work? For opiates or hydrocodone?
    Is it a comfortable detox?
    1-What would they do for severe restless leg?
    2-does saboxone get rid of the restless leg ( dope kick)?

    • ANSWER:
      HA, detoxing was one of the worst experiences of my life. Suboxone and methadone will both get rid of the restless leg and the other physical symptoms, but I would recommend taking one of them for a week then STOPPING. You'll be detoxed by that point, and should be able to go without the optiate or the detox drug fairly comfortably. You'll be amazed at how much energy you have, and how great you feel. That stuff is more addictive than whatever type of opiate that you're trying to kick. That is what I did, and I'm happy to say that I've been sober for over a year now, while my other friends are stuck taking sub every day or going to the methadone clinic. Good luck!!

  36. QUESTION:
    Does teen challenge accept people who get methadone?
    I'm coming off of methadone soon but I struggle with alcohol and want to enter their program.

    • ANSWER:
      Teen Challenge does not have a medical detox. You have to be clean to enter, and they will not allow you to continue taking methadone or psychotropic medications while in their program. I hear it is a pretty good program, but very structured, very regimented. Good luck with your recovery.

  37. QUESTION:
    If you ask a dr to prescribe a specific medication for heroin detox are they likely to prescribe?
    I heard dihydrocodeine was a good script to help get off heroin. Safer, less toxic, less expensive, and equally effective as methadone. How do you find a Dr. to prescribe this medication or maybe a different one that would help with heroin detox?

    • ANSWER:
      methadone is typically perscribed. and you would need to go to a rehab clinic and do your 28 days

      sorry edits to add another med is Buprenaphine and if your unhappy with your meds just tell the doctor what you asked here.

  38. QUESTION:
    How can someone detox from Methadone?
    A very good friend has been on methadone maintenance for about 6 years and has completely stopped heroin use. To return to a normal life would mean "detoxing " from methadone but the methadone programs don't promote this as a goal for the clients. Why is this? and what can a methadone addict to to get free from this evil savior?

    • ANSWER:
      cleansing
      spiritual physical detox
      Spiritual healing ,Seichim and Reiki healing
      This is the application of spiritual energies to the effect of helping people on all levels of their being .
      That includes
      Your mental well being
      Your emotional well being
      Your physical well being
      Your spiritual well being .
      There are millions of these therapists around the world and people travel from far and wide to them .Billions of people have been helped from these therapies .

      And like all therapists there are good and not so good and some specialise in certain conditions like the physical and some do the mental etc .It is important to find the therapist which suits your complaint .
      But you must bear this in mind all healing comes under what is known as spiritual law =you will be healed to the extent that you have earnt .ie your karma –the reaping and sowing of all deeds done 0ften from past lives .And what you are doing for the service of others in this life .
      Thus you may easily two people with the same complaint go for healing and only one of them gets healed .which is why voluntary work is vital for your healing.

      You must Find good therapists in your area /and a good spiritualist church who often give their services for free as an offering to the divine .

      All you do is usually sit down in a comfortable chair and relax and think good loving thoughts –the healer may or may not place their hands upon you .That depends on how they are working .

      You can even put your names healing books where believe it or not healing is sent to you by thought and that can be very powerful as well.

      Spiritual healing -- study the healing of harry edwards google search

      Harry Edwards recalled the case of a young man who, accompanied by a lady, was brought to me for healing. He was in great pain and eaten-up with arthritis. As the healing proceeded, so his pains left him, and his joints began to loosen and become free. When I had finished treating him, it was a real delight to see how wonderfully glad he was to be able to use his legs, feet, arms and hands again... and then he told me: "When I came here, I was convinced no one could help me, and I came only to please my Aunt, who brought me."

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

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

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

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

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

      On behalf of my mother, daughter and myself may I thank you for the lovely day at your Sanctuary last Tuesday. My mother is so much better it is truly amazing. She can stretch out her arms and even raise them to her head and her walking is much stronger. My daughter was very impressed, too. 1141/6
      My condition improved in as much as I now have much more self-confidence and ability to deal with my everyday life. 1145/6
      G.S. Good news. Up until recently he had to be helped to get into and out of his car. It is adapted to enable a disabled person to drive, The other day he got into his car entirely on his own and drove some 12 miles to a nearby town. Got out on his own and went into a shop to make a purchase. No wheelchair anymore! 1142/6

  39. QUESTION:
    What is the conventional detox for opiates?
    A patient was detoxed from a high milligram of opiates by using one night of phenobarbital and then the prescribed does of Loritab. I assumed the correct detox from opiate abuse was methadone. The hospital didn't know the true elevated dosage the patient was taking. The result was that the 77 year old patient was rendered senile with just a few days.

    Shouldn't this patient have been detoxed using methadone?

    • ANSWER:
      There are multiple ways to detox a patient from opiates. Methadone is not one of them; methadone is itself an opiate, so, technically, any patient prescribed it is still on opiates. (There's a reason it's called "methadone maintenance.")

      The way a patient "should" be treated is based on a doctor's opinion of what the best treatment is based on the information given by the patient and the patient's family, and found in prior medical records and lab tests. It is also based on the patient's preferences and opinions; under most circumstances, the patient has the final word on what treatment he or she will accept. When you refer to the "true elevated dosage," I'm not sure whether you mean the other opiates or the Lortabs; one piece of information doctors frequently use is the results of lab tests that show levels of opiates, barbiturates, etc. I would assume that, in a hospital, these tests would be used to determine "true dosages" or blood levels of all the substances involved. If not, I would question *why* not.

      It would not surprise me to hear that detox from alcohol caused brain damage ("senility") because of the increase in blood pressure. I have not personally seen it in opiate detox. Has a disease process been identified in the "senility"? How has this been related to the opiates?

  40. QUESTION:
    Acupuncture support for drug detox- did it work for you?
    I've heard acupuncture can work as well as methadone.. Has it worked for you?

    • ANSWER:
      With all due respect to Dr.Frank and his great dedication to healing, he doesn't know what he's talking about here.

      What you want to look for is an acupuncture detox clinic in your area that is NADA (National Acupuncture Detoxification Association) certified/associated. These clinics are community-based and use acupuncture as PART of a comprehensive recovery program in group setings. The acupuncture itself is used to combat the withdrawal symptoms, while other techniques (including behavioral counseling, etc.) are used to adjust habits, etc.

      DO NOT just go to any acupuncturist in the phone book for this. It's been shown that using acupuncture BY ITSELF doesn't help that much, but it does help a great deal in conjunction with the other therapies, per the NADA model.

  41. QUESTION:
    Has anyone ever been addicted to methadone?
    I used methadone for years, now i cant get it anymore and I am in withdrawl so bad!

    Has anyone else ever had this problem? If so, how did you handle it?

    • ANSWER:
      Checking into a detox and rehab may help. Your body has become physically dependent upon it, hence the feeling sick, aches, sweats and all the other symptoms that go along with withdrawal. Methadone is used to ween people off of heroin and it's fairly common that they become dependent on it in the process. Checking into a detox can help with some of the symptoms and following up in a rehab can help. If you've been using methadone for years, besides the physical addiction, you've probably also have a mental obsession with it. 28 days usually doesn't fix years of abuse. Look into support groups, such as NA(Narcotics Anonymous). Being around people that can relate to what you are going through can help and more importantly keep you sober. Good luck.

  42. QUESTION:
    how can I get off methadone quickly?
    I am on about 100 mg of methadone daily, and I reallllllllly want to get off- I drive 45 min to a clinic EVERY DAY and it sucks, plus the side effects are bothering me- ne way, i really want to get off but I am afraid of the withdrawal, and I want to do it fast. I have to do it at home (no insurance). Is there a way?

    • ANSWER:
      Unfortunately, there is no quick fix for getting off Methadone and the relapse rate is really high. Have you considered switching to Suboxone? Many people switch because they do not like the clinic regulations and are afforded a little more flexibility with Suboxone. They have a clinic locater and info at http://www.naabt.com Anyway, it is very dangerous and painful to come off Methadone without a doctors supervision so my suggestion would be to have the clinic detox you. The slower the better. Research shows higher success rates with slower detoxes although none are very high. It takes a very long time so good luck.

  43. QUESTION:
    my son says he is on per script methadone to detox from other opiates i heard he was on heroine how can i tell?
    I have heard from others that he on heroine but im not familiar with that . I know he would not shoot up but dont know how else heroine can be taken . He says he is addicted to other opiates so he's on methadone to get off but i don' t know please help !!!!!

    • ANSWER:

  44. QUESTION:
    Does anyone know how to detox yourself from methadone?
    I started taking methadone about a year ago from a friend and now I dont know what to do! Is there some kind of prescription you can get to ease the withdrawl symptoms? Help

    • ANSWER:
      You don't want to go through detox alone. I HIGHLY suggest that you do this at a medical facility. Without proper control, you could hurt or kill yourself during detox or break and take so much that you have an overdose.

  45. QUESTION:
    can people get off heroin successfully with methadone maintenance combined with therapy?
    how about methadone clients who switch to suboxone???

    • ANSWER:
      I've been taking Suboxone for the last 2 years and finally feel that I am strong enough to go down milligram by milligram... I'm down to 1 and next month it'll be half and then I should be done. Getting of heroin is extremely hard... it's one of the hardest things I've ever had to do... I've never been on the methadone program, but I have a few friends that are... The higher they up their dose (usually to get high) the longer it'll take to come off of it... and with methadone weening yourself off is a long and slow process. A friend of mine who was on the program was recently incarcerated all while he was on high doses of methadone. Obviously they don't give you your daily methadone in jail so he had to detox from it and he said it was almost as excruciating as heroin withdrawals...

      To answer your question, I think it is possible for anyone to pull themselves out of addiction. Suboxone is a better choice (even better than Subutex) because it contains Naloxone. Naloxone is a pure opiate antagonist which is normally given to someone who has just overdosed from opiates. It blocks the opiate receptors in the brain so you can't get high... and trust me... in the beggining of my treatment I did try... The Naloxone in the Suboxone also prevents the user from crushing, diluting, and then shooting it up... I've been happy with it and it's worked well for me.

      In the end, recovering from heroin addiction should be taken step by step and relapse happens a lot... I guess you just really have to want to be sober to actually get sober...

  46. QUESTION:
    Whats a good way to detox yourself from herion?
    Help, I dont know what to do, and I cant miss work over this, but I need to get off of it bad, it's killing me, along with all my dreams. Can I order methadone online with out a doctor, or vicodin to help ease the pain?

    • ANSWER:
      If you absolutely cannot afford for one reason or another to go into rehab, you can probably detox if you have someone who is willing to stay with you while you are doing so. While it is very uncomfortable, withdrawal from opiates is not as life-threatening as some other drugs. You might feel like you are going to die, but you won't. You need someone with you who can make sure that you get enough fluids, nourishing food and preferably vitamins. It usually takes about three days before you feel human again, so take say a Friday and Monday off with a bad cold. Then when you go back to work on Tuesday looking terrible, they will believe you have been sick. Get rid of all your stashes, eat and sleep as well as possible, and drink plenty of fluids. Pick someone to be with you who will be firm enough with you not to allow you to leave no matter how mean and insulting you become. Tell them ahead of time that this will just be the drugs talking.

      Once the really bad time is over, start going to AA. There are plenty of ex-addicts there. Find a sponsor who's been there and can offer support when you need it. This can help more than you know. Good luck to you in this endeavor.

  47. QUESTION:
    Anybody out there on methadone for pain management due to herniated disks?
    My son has herniated and bulged disks due to automobile accident. He became addicted to narcotic medication that was given to control his pain. Went through detox but doctor wants him to go to methadone clinic to manage his pain. He completed detox 3 weeks ago and has had no narcotic pain pills since, but today started on the methadone program. I am having a hard time understanding this, can anyone give me insight from personal experience?

    • ANSWER:
      I took methadone for pain in my hand (I had a flesh eating bacteria in my hand and lost one finger.) They had been giving me large doses of pain meds in the hospital, and I slowly built up a tolerance to them. Methadone is an excellent pain releiver, but it is something to respect also. It is potent and if he already has an addictive personality he should be aware that someone will monitor how much he is taking. If he is going through a clinic, they will only give him what he needs for a set period, to prevent him from abusing it. Remind him not to take it with any other narcotic he may have or sleeping pills and absolutely no alcohol. Evidently he is being given the methadone through a program, because of his previous addiction to the other narcotic meds, and this is a very good idea. The program should only give him small doses and he will not be able to get more than he should be taking. That is probably why his doctor decided to go this route. The methadone program will treat his pain, it is not being used to detox him from the previous narcotics. He needs to also be aware that if he goes to any hospital, he absolutely must tell the doctors and staff that he is on methadone, so they do not give him anything to interfer with his treatment. Good Luck and I hope this helped.

  48. QUESTION:
    whats the best way to detox from methadone?
    Ive been trying a detox for two months. I decrease 2mg. a week. Is there any way to speed it up,without hurting,or missing work?

    • ANSWER:
      no you should consult a doctor. there could be serious side affects which could both be physical and mentally damaging. a doctor would be able to tell you how much to decrease, and how often with out being harmful. doing it yourself could cause you to relapse and it sounds like thats the last thing you want to do.

  49. QUESTION:
    What would happen if I quit methadone cold turkey today?
    I've already had my dose today. I've been on 100mg daily for maintenance for about 3 months. What would happen if I just quit cold turkey today (meaning I don't dose tomorrow or ever again).
    Id like to PM someone who replied to this for alternatives BUT I don't know how to PM! Can anyone tell me?

    • ANSWER:
      Quitting methadone at 100mg is an extremely bad idea. A horrible, horrible idea. Since methadone has a long half life you would probably be okay for a couple of days but then your withdrawal symptoms would start. At day 3 or 4 the worst symptoms start. You usually vomit quite a bit. You get diarrhea and stomach cramps. It's not uncommon that people going through methadone withdrawal crap their pants because the diarrhea is that bad. You will freeze and have chills and then get really hot. You will have pain in your whole body and a creepy, crawly feeling like you have thousands of ants running around under your skin. You will have no energy to the point where walking to the bathroom is like running a marathon. You won't be able to eat and you'd be lucky if you can sleep. Your senses will be enhanced to where light hurts your eyes and gives you headaches, any smells will be stronger and will nauseate you even more. Imagine the worst flu you've ever had times ten. Because of the long half life methadone has this sickness will last for weeks.
      Once you start feeling better physically after a few weeks you may have other symptoms that lasts for months like anxiety, agitation, insomnia and fatigue. Methadone withdrawal is torture and anyone who would go in to it willingly is a real fool. If you've ever experienced oxycontin or heroin withdrawal and thinks that's bad, well methadone is kind of like that but it doesn't just last for a week or so. It lasts for several weeks.

      I've been through methadone withdrawal and I wouldn't wish it on my worst enemy. It's brutal. I would rather have the flu, food poisoning and a broken leg at the same time rather than go through a cold turkey methadone detox.
      Fortunately though you don't have to suffer to get off methadone if that's what you want to do. If you reduce your dose little by little over several months, like you're supposed to, you will not feel any significant withdrawal symptoms, if any. It takes time and patience but it's the only way to do it without suffering and putting yourself at a high risk of relapse.

      ADDED TEXT:

      "Id like to PM someone who replied to this for alternatives BUT I don't know how to PM! Can anyone tell me?"

      You would click on the user's name and see if they have it set up to IM or email them. Not everyone does.
      Really though, there are NO alternatives to tapering your dose slowly if you want to get off methadone. There are medications you can take to help the withdrawal symptoms but you will still have them for several weeks. Sadly there are no short cuts. A girl I know tried to get off methadone fast so she went to a detox clinic that tapered her dose down to 30mg quickly and then switched her over to Suboxone and tapered that in 3 weeks. Over 3 months after her last dose of Suboxone she was still sick and couldn't function at all. A week ago she ended up relapsing because she just couldn't stand it any longer. A few days ago she went back on Suboxone because she couldn't stand being sick any longer. Now she will have to start over and taper the Suboxone slowly over many months so that she won't have these extreme withdrawal symptoms.

      Some say it's easier to taper off Suboxone while other thinks it's about the same but that is an option. But to switch to Suboxone you have to be on less than 30mg of methadone.

      I hope you will take my advice and not jump off methadone without slowly tapering it first. I can assure you that you will regret it. There are no other options or alternatives to a slow taper unless you want to get extremely sick for months. You just have to do what you have to do.
      If you decide to go cold turkey from methadone anyway please make sure that you can get back on the clinic if you need to. I'd also find a doctor who can prescribe you medications for the symptoms like Clonodine, Phergan and sleeping pills. Although it's very rare there have been people who have died from going cold turkey off methadone.

  50. QUESTION:
    I would like to find addiction treatment centers in Clymer, New York. How?
    I especially want to find one that administers buprenorphine. My cousin is thinking about detoxing and I want to suggest buprenorphine because I heard that it's better than methadone.

    • ANSWER:
      I too, have heard that buprenorphine is more appealing than methadone as a detox option. However, I think a doctor will be better suited to making a decision about whether your cousin should take methadone or buprenorphine.

      Anyway, the links below will help in your search. Good luck!


methadone detox

Detox Lungs

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    Is there a Natural way to detox your lungs?
    How do you detox your lungs from exposure to cigarette smoke...NATURALLY?

    • ANSWER:
      From ehow.com:
      "When a smoker quits smoking, it is important to cleanse and detoxify the lungs to clear out all potential cancer-causing toxins. Coltsfoot and uva ursi are two of the most common herbs used by former smokers for this type of detoxification. These herbs not only cleanse the lungs, but also strengthen, maintain and nourish the entire respiratory system.
      Herbs which help to clear mucus are horehound and nettle. Other herbs that are used to cleanse the lungs are fenugreek, Irish moss, eucalyptus, licorice root, goldenseal and peppermint."

      You can find these herbal supplements at your local health food store in capsules or in liquid tinctures or you can consult with a professional herbalist.

      The anti-alternative medicine trolls will tell you everything is crap, there's no such thing, etc. The fact is there's nothing in conventional medicine that does anything, so the competition has to be smeared any way possible.

      Read more: Lung Cleanse Herbs | eHow.com http://www.ehow.com/way_5318197_lung-cleanse-herbs.html#ixzz1NJe4WdKn

  2. QUESTION:
    What foods detox a smokers lungs?
    I've heard that detoxing your lungs and increasing air capacity can be helped by eating certain foods and taking vitamins. Does anybody know what foods/vitamins these are. Many thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      Pineapple juice helps clear the lungs and taking vit c. Also seeing a naturalpath will help with herbs but he need to quit for it all to help. I know how hard it is to quit, I am still a smoker but always trying to shake the habit.

  3. 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.

  4. QUESTION:
    Help! How to detox my lungs of Diesel soot and pollution?
    Hi,
    I have diesel soot and pollution in my lungs. Any ideas how to specifically detox the stuff out of my lungs and system. I worked for 26 months in a garage type situation with no ventilation. Did not know the danger involved. Thanks in advance for any help.

    • ANSWER:
      Get some really high quality salts (not the junk salt sold in regular grocery stores). You need mineral salts like Himalayan crystal salts or Chac Mool Natural Mineral Salts. Then go to a pharmacy and buy one of those vaporizers that you put your face into. They sell them at alot of pharmacies like walgreens etc. You put your face in the steamer and steam your lungs with salt.

      Another thing you can do is make herbal teas that heal and detox the lungs. Buy lungwort, plueresy, lobellia and make a tea with these herbs. They will help to detox your lungs. I purchased mine from herbalhealer.com

      Another thing you can do is take an oxygen bath. I use opaline solutions detox bath granules. place in bath and sit in the bath for 30 minutes. It steams my lungs and i feel better. opalinesolutions.com

      You can buy a far infrared pad such as the MPS far infrared pad and place it on top of your chest while laying down. It will push toxicities out of your cells and lungs. http://FarInfraredShop.com

      I've used all of the above for lung issues. I hope this helps someone as having lung issues can be scary. But if i have gotten over it after thinking i would die of suffocation. I used the above methods.

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

    • ANSWER:
      Hi Lisa,

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

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

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

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

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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. QUESTION:
    what is the best liver detox for a person with liver disease?
    I have a severe liver disease & need to detox rapidly, I go to bed my abdomen a size 14, I wake up to an abdomen sized 26, any suggestions would be appreciated

    • ANSWER:
      If your fluid retention is due to liver disease, there is no detox in the world that is going to help other than if you have liver disease from alcohol abuse and you mean that kind of detox. If that is the case, then you need to talk to your doctor about how to detox safely. I assume this fluid retention you are talking about is in your abdomen and you might need a paracentesis done to get rid of the fluid. This is done in a hospital setting. You will be a lot more comfortable once you get rid of the extra fluid. If the fluid continues to increase and you do not seek treatment, it can actually be fatal. The fluid will accumulate and eventually squeeze on major organs such as the heart and lungs making it difficult to breathe. You must seek medical help for your problem if this is the case.

  9. 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.

  10. QUESTION:
    How do you know if you have ammonia damage to the lungs?
    And how can it be cured will they need to open up my lungs and heal the damage.

    • ANSWER:
      I`m not sure if it damages the lungs,but it may.It accumaltes in the blood and brain.If you can`t break down animal protein,this causes high amounts of ammonia.This is very common in autistic children.Google detoxong ammonia and autism and you will find lots of articles about how to detox.I use prebiotics,but there are other things you can do,and getting off animal protein is number 1.

  11. 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

  12. QUESTION:
    Does anyone know how to heal your lungs and throat after quitting smoking?
    I am 36 years old and started smoking when I was in 7th and 8th grade. Already a little over 20 years... Crazy how time flies... Anyways, besides long runs and cycling rides any specifics I should know that will help detox and heal?

    • ANSWER:
      Time is the only thing. Try to avoid irritants as much as possible and keep exercising. Your on the right track, I think time is your answer. Good Luck

  13. QUESTION:
    if i smoked weed two days ago will a detox drink make me pass a home urine test? and if so which drinks work?
    please dont fill me in about other information that im not asking. Like smoking is bad, what it does to your lungs, or anything else that doesnt directly answer my question.

    • ANSWER:
      check out one of these head shops

      the herb import dot com
      or
      the ra shop dot com

  14. QUESTION:
    Why don't detox pills clean out the body system for good?
    If I take 2 pills a day for 3 days would that clean me out for good instead of just 5 hours if I take 2 pills only. They are called champ detox.

    • ANSWER:
      .
      Never buy detox from a store. I have done detox that I bought from a chiropractor and the detox program is made from organic whole-food. It is over three weeks and only after the first week I could feel a big change to the better in my body. This detox cleans your lungs, hart, liver, kidney and other organs. And another good thing, you loose a lot of fat too. I had stigma and that went away. It was so many good results I had with it, so I have done twice a year.
      These detoxes are made from Standard Process Inc., but never buy it from other than a chiropractor or other health care person, because no one shall make profit from it.

  15. QUESTION:
    What is a good lung detox to get rid of tar and possible unhealthy gas pollutions.?
    What are some lung detox kits that work. What's a good lung detox diet. Overall how can I purify my lungs. What are some good foods, spices, liquids, for this.

    • ANSWER:
      Garlic...boiling water into a bowl, towel over head, inhale the vapour, meditation with breathing techniques...i know what your thinking about that one but seriously, just while your falling asleep, imagine inhaling a blue and gold air, holding it for 4 seconds, and exhaling a horrible black smoke ( signifying your getting rid of bad energy), seriously it works, takes nothing to give it a try while going to sleep.

  16. QUESTION:
    How long after you quit smoking do you have regular cravings for?
    I'm quitting smoking. Its been 2 days now and I've heard that's how long it takes to detox from nicotine. How long until the regular cravings subside?

    • ANSWER:
      First of all Congratulations for Quitting. You have no idea how big a favor you did to yourself.

      Detox is a term that refers to the removal of all your toxins from your lungs, brain, throat, etc. The detoxification takes a very long time naturally. So let me answer this question in two parts:

      1. How long until your regular cravings subside?
      The answer to this question depends on how long have you been smoking, how much did you smoke, and what is the reason for you to quit.

      That's right. Your reason to quit plays an important role in determining how much you crave nicotine. If you quit smoking with the awareness of what cigarette smoking was doing to you (like in this video: http://www.how-to-quit-cigarettes.com/effects-of-smoking-cigarettes ) then you would not take the craving as a craving, rather take it as a challenge that you must overcome to live a healthy life.

      Craving is strongest on day 1 and then it starts subsiding and goes away totally within 10 - 14 days. However some people have felt cravings till the 21st day.

      2. How much time does it take for your body to detox from smoking?
      - 20 Minutes after you quit smoking your blood pressure and heart rate drops.
      - 12 hours after you stop smoking your carbon monoxide levels in your blood drops.
      - 2 weeks after you stop smoking your lung function starts getting better and your stamina starts increasing.
      - It will take 1 to 9 months before your cough totally goes away.
      - After one year of quitting cigarettes your risk of heart disease reduces (this means your heart clears most of the toxins within one year)
      - 5 years after you quit smoking your risk of stroke decreases (so it does take up to a few years before your blood and brain clear of toxins)
      - 10 years after your quit smoking your risk of lung cancer is reduced to 50%.

      This is because the tar and other material desposited on your lungs are cancerous in nature and can affect you even years after you quit smoking. So it is important for you to start your lung detoxification exercises to accelerate lung cleansing.

  17. QUESTION:
    How long does it take nicotine to leave the blood?
    I am going to my family doctor for a physical exam in two weeks. They will be conducting a blood test while I am there.
    I smoke only about one or two cigarettes per week.

    If I were to stop smoking right now, would the blood test be able to detect the nicotine in my blood?

    If not, how long would it take my body to detox the nicotine from my body completely?

    • ANSWER:
      The quantity depends on the amount of nicotine in the cigarette and the manner in which a person smokes - such as how deeply they inhale. Concentrations are higher in urine than in blood or saliva. Nicotine doesn't stick around your body for too long. It has a half-life of about 60 minutes, meaning that six hours after a cigarette, only about 0.031 mg of the 1 mg of nicotine you inhaled remains in your body for up to 48 hours to be precise. After this it cannot be detected in the blood or urine. However, the metabolite of nicotine which is known as Cotinine leaves its traces in blood as well as in urine for up to 7 days. About 85 to 90 per cent of the nicotine which is present in your blood is metabolised by the liver and is thrown out of your system by the kidney. But due to the higher concentration, many a times, it still persists in the blood stream. Nicotine is a very highly addictive chemical that is the main component of cigarettes. Your body, especially your heart and lungs, will usually begin to heal at 12 hours after you've had your last cigarette/ stopped smoking.

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

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

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

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

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

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

  19. QUESTION:
    The effects of taking Crstal Meth and what it does to you physically?
    Please help me! My two children are both addicted to Crystal Meth. I need to know where to go to on the net to find more information about the effects of the drug on the body from a medical standpoint and how to begin the detox process for them. They both want to quit and have tried, but cannot do it alone. We have no health insurance to speak of and live in California.. They 24 and 21 years of age and have been using for about three years.

    • ANSWER:
      Methamphetamine affects your brain. In the short term, meth causes mind and mood changes such as anxiety, euphoria, and depression. Long-term effects can include chronic fatigue, paranoid or delusional thinking, and permanent psychological damage.

      Methamphetamine affects your body. Over “amping” on any type of speed is pretty risky. Creating a false sense of energy, these drugs push the body faster and further than it's meant to go. It increases the heart rate, blood pressure, and risk of stroke.

      Methamphetamine affects your self-control. Meth is a powerfully addictive drug that can cause aggression and violent or psychotic behavior.

      Methamphetamine is not what it seems. Even speed drugs are not always safe. Giga-jolts of the well-known stimulants caffeine or ephedrine can cause stroke or cardiac arrest when overused or used by people with a sensitivity to them.

      Methamphetamine can kill you. An overdose of meth can result in heart failure. Long-term physical effects such as liver, kidney, and lung damage may also kill you.

      There are many places to get free help and support. Here are a few:
      http://www.crystalmeth.org/
      http://www.addict-help.com/
      http://www.methmadness.com/recoverylinks.html

  20. QUESTION:
    How to get over drowsiness from medications?
    I took a teaspoon of Tussionex yesterday for a bad flu and I'm still feeling the affects. Is there a fast way to 'detox' yourself from it or wake yourself up at least? I have to work in an hour and I can barely keep my head up or walk straight. It might be a problem..

    • ANSWER:
      Tussionex.

      "Side effects may include:
      Anxiety,
      constipation,
      decreased mental and physical performance,
      difficulty breathing,
      difficulty urinating,
      dizziness,
      drowsiness,
      dry throat,
      emotional dependence,
      exaggerated feeling of depression,
      extreme calm (sedation),
      exaggerated sense of well-being, fear,
      itching, mental clouding, mood changes,
      nausea, rash, restlessness, sluggishness,
      tightness in chest, vomiting

      "Special warnings about this medication:
      Tussionex contains a mild narcotic that can cause dependence and tolerance when the drug is used for several weeks. However, it is unlikely that dependence will develop when Tussionex is used for the short-term treatment of a cough. Like all narcotics, Tussionex may produce slowed or irregular breathing. If you have lung disease or a breathing disorder, use this medication cautiously. Use Tussionex with care if you have the eye condition known as narrow-angle glaucoma, asthma, an enlarged prostate gland, urinary difficulties, an intestinal disorder, liver or kidney disease, an underactive thyroid gland, or Addison’s disease (a disorder of the adrenal glands), or if you have recently suffered a head injury.
      Extra caution should be used when giving Tussionex to the elderly and those in a weakened condition.
      Remember that Tussionex can cause drowsiness."

      "Brand Name: VICODIN
      Generic ingredients: Hydrocodone bitartrate, Acetaminophen
      Other brand names: Anexsia, Lortab, Zydone

      "Why is this drug prescribed?
      Vicodin combines a narcotic analgesic (painkiller) and cough reliever with a non-narcotic analgesic for the relief of moderate to moderately severe pain.

      "Most important fact about this drug:
      Vicodin can be habit-forming. If you take this drug over a long period of time, you can become mentally and physically dependent on it, and you may find the drug no longer works for you at the prescribed dosage.

      "What side effects may occur?
      Side effects cannot be anticipated. If any develop or change in intensity, inform your doctor as soon as possible. Only your doctor can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking Vicodin.

      "More common side effects may include:
      Dizziness
      Light-headedness
      Nausea
      Sedation
      Vomiting
      If these side effects occur, it may help if you lie down after taking the medication.

      "Less common or rare side effects may include:
      Allergic reactions,
      anxiety,
      blood disorders,
      constipation,
      decreased mental and physical capability,
      difficulty urinating,
      drowsiness,
      fear,
      mental clouding,
      mood changes,
      restlessness,
      skin rash,
      sluggishness,
      troubled, irregular, or slowed breathing"

      Call your Doctor!

  21. QUESTION:
    How do I increase my lung capacity?
    Am I stuck with just running (or attempting to). The main problem being that I'm 38 years old and until about a month ago I was smoking 30 a day and had been for 23 years.

    Having finally seen the light (?), I decided to try and get somewhere approaching fit. I can jog merrily for about 10 mins and then I feel as though my lungs are going to give out. I just wondered if there is any other way to increase lung capacity to supplement the running.

    All help greatly appreciated.

    • ANSWER:
      (1) walk briskly
      when you feel your getting better and can walk briskly for longer, try walking uphill.

      NOTE: rememeber it takes time, your cardiac muscles are not ready for a full-blown marathon...they need time to build its strength.

      (2) try detox.

      (3) Breathing exercises are good, not only to get relaxed but also for lungs.

      Importantly, most importantly be patient with yourself...it wont happen over night...you need to build your self up, build up health and lung capacity should increase itself.

      hope it helps.

  22. QUESTION:
    How long does it take marijuana out your system?
    i smoke mostly everyday for the past two years, i'm going thru detox period now on my own, how long does it take for marijuana to get fully out your system?

    • ANSWER:
      THC is absorbed through the lungs into the blood stream in a matter of seconds after it is smoked. Marijuana is fat-soluble. This means that it is absorbed into fat cells in the body and is retained by the tissues of the lungs, liver, reproductive organs and brains for at least one month after usage.

      Good luck with the detox. I've been there and done that and it is hard. You should be proud of yourself for going through it alone. When I gave up I swapped joints for normal tobacco smokes. Everytime I got a craving I had a smoke. It helped and I am now clean. I hope I can say the same for you in a years time. Good luck once again.

  23. QUESTION:
    How does body detoxification work?
    I'm not looking into it for weight loss like a majority of people are but I've started taking an interest in body detoxification. I know there's this one yoga detox recipe that's been working for years but I need more information about this.

    I don't want to know about the pills and products I just want to know about the actual detoxification.
    Stop advertising your crap to me. I just want to know about how body detox works.

    • ANSWER:
      Detoxification is a fancy word for cleaning your blood. There are many programs available to help, but your body actually has its own way dealing with toxins. There are two major systems involved with detoxification: anti-oxidation, and the detoxification process in the liver.

      Oxidation is best illustrated by looking at rust, which is a reaction of metal to oxygen. When free radicals come in contact with the body, oxidation can occur. Oxidation causes all kinds of problems, such as allergies and certain types of sickness. The body has a natural anti-oxidation system which includes vitamins such as C, E, B2, bioflavonoid, beta-carotene and other substances to prevent oxidation. Oxidation occurs at the cellular level, so detox must occur there as well. Any deficiency of these in the diet causes problems removing toxins.

      What a good full body detox does is also remove impurities from the blood through the liver. The liver is an important organ, and is where toxins are processed. The body also uses other organs such as kidneys, intestines, lungs, lymph nodes and skin to remove toxins. Most toxins are not water-soluble. When toxins enter the liver, two groups of enzymes break down the toxins into water-soluble substances to be excreted via the kidneys and other organs. When this system is not functioning properly, toxins can go unfiltered and your whole body suffers.

      There are several ways a body detox program boosts your body’s clearing of toxins. Fasting for a short period of time is usually part of any full body detox. When you fast, your organs rest. This gives them time to rejuvenate themselves and assist with the cleansing. In addition to fasting, a good detox program will stimulate the liver to eliminate common toxins from your body the way it should have been doing all along. This also extends to elimination through the skin, kidneys and intestines.

      Circulation is always a big part of any natural body detox. Boosting circulation of the blood through exercise, deep breathing, and other means helps toxins be carried quickly out of the bloodstream. The simple act of breathing deeply brings more oxygen to your blood, thereby allowing for faster elimination of toxins. Even though oxygen contributes to oxidation, lack of oxygen can also cause serious problems. Blood flow helps push more blood through the liver, allowing more toxin removal.

      Diet is another major component of a body detox program. It is important to get rid of any toxins in the diet. It is usually necessary to cut out all sugar, caffeine, nicotine and other harmful chemicals from your body. This is one of the most important components, and it is helpful to continue giving your body nutrients even after your program is complete.

      Abstaining from using certain chemicals also aids in toxin removal. Free radicals come from many household products. Perfumes, shampoos, household cleaners, sunscreens, and much more all contain toxins that get stuck in your body if there is no way to eliminate it. This is why abstinence and diet are two important ways to keep your body cleansed.

  24. QUESTION:
    What are detox symptoms of fighting cancer naturally?
    can building up of fluid in the lungs be one?

    • ANSWER:
      Sorry but - fluid in and around the lungs is called pleural effusion. This symptom has nothing to do with detoxification but is simply another manifestation of the cancer's progressive growth.

      http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000086.htm

      A surgical oncologist can remove the fluid and make the person much more comfortable.

  25. QUESTION:
    Which supplements are good for patients undergoing chemotherapy/?
    My grandfather is currently undergoing chemotherapy for Lung Cancer and we are trying to do everything possible to help him feel comfortable. He often speaks about loss of energy and loss of appetite. My family and I have been trying to incorporate some natural supplements into the little amount of food that he does eat so that he can try to remedy the issues he is dealing with. So far Noni Juice has been a success, but we are on the lookout for more. Can anyone suggest some other options? Those that can be incorporated in smoothies and soups are ideal, because these are the foods he enjoys most. Thank you!

    • ANSWER:
      look into Rife technology, www.rife.de, oncotherm make good machines, the GB4000 is good as well.

      Also alkalise your body by eating lots of raw veg/fruit dark green leafy vegetables especially, Read a book called 'The pH Miracle' it sells on amazon. Cancer patients usually have an internal acidic environment, ideal for cancer and pathogenic microbes to thrive.

      Also see an orthomolecular medicine doctor, take 1000mg-2000mg of Vitamin C per day in the form of magnesium ascorbate. Cut out all meat, cheese, sugar, from your diet. Look into Laetrile as well, as wlell as Dr. Hulda Clark's book 'Cure for all advanced cancers', she is a ND naturopath, and has natural remedies for all types of cancers.

      Make a detox tea, watch 'Jerry Brunetti's videos, his a cancer survivor, he had non-hodgkins lymphoma, and he used alternative medicine alone. I think they are on google video or youtube. It include Pau De' Arco, and other antimicrobial ingredients. Look into HyperImmune Milk, the MERCK Patent, its all on Bruunetti's videos, 'A personal odyssey/nutrition' and 'Food as Medicine'

      http://www.cancerdecisions.com/order.htm...

      Also look into the Moss Reports, they cost money to buy the rport, but trust me it is worth it. Ralph Moss takes a scientific approach when evaluating alternative medicine for cancer, specific to whatever cancer that you have, he has a report for all of them. I believe his daughter died of cancer from conventional medicine route.http://www.cancerdecisions.com/order.htm...

      I would recommend you see a good naturopath, nutritionist, and an open minded medical doctor to help you fight this. Ask them if they have treated cancer before, and leukemia, and ask for testomies and whether you could talk to their previous patients ect. As well as an orthomolecular doctor {sometimes a good nutritionist is trained in this area also}, as well as a good western botanical medicine herbalist.

      Consider supplement with 'Oxygen Elements Plus' by GHT, as well as oxygen/ozone therapy. Look into DCA a new drug to restart mitochondria in cancer cells, not on prescription yet, but i heard people are getting their hands on it somehow from chemical companies. Enzyme Therapy and Laetrile work for tumors, find out if it does work for your grandfather's condition

      Also ultilise the Bob Beck Protocol and look into Gerson Therapy, watch 'Dying To Have Known' available on Bit Che program search, download using bittorrent, or buy it. Gerson Therapy, is a cancer therapy that involves juicing raw organic carrots/apples, and dark green leafy vegetables. Serious, research this further.

      Please also visit the Rifeforum.com for more information. One doctor in Italy, uses sodium bicarbonate {yes, ordinary baking soda} intravenous for cancer patients, and has had remarkeable success/cure in his patients. Research this further, sorry i dont remember the name, it should be on google or the rife forum.

      Instead of yoghurt, have Kefir, look into Kefir making, this has more probitoics in it, and its free to make at home.

      Hope this helps. Dont hesitate to email me. put IMPORTANT as the subject, as i have hundreds of emails in my inbox

  26. QUESTION:
    How do become unaddicted to pain meds ?
    I have a lung disease and in the past year I have had multiple surgeries and been on pain meds for up to 2 months at a time im only 17 and every time I seem to ween myself off I have to have another surgery I am so tired if the withdrawals and cravings and professional help just is not doing it please help me I cant take it anymore.

    • ANSWER:
      Sounds like you might need to be medically detoxed. Sometimes it is very hard to detox on your own.

  27. 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.

  28. QUESTION:
    how to clear the lungs and the brain of ciggerate toxins?
    im looking for a way to kinda detox the brain and the lungs from the toxins of ciggerates.

    • ANSWER:
      Astragalus root is good for the lungs.Might find a good homeopathic remedy to clear the toxins from the brain.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  32. QUESTION:
    How long will it take my lungs to heal from occasional smoking?
    Well, I'm really paranoid. I used to run 20 minutes as a warm up easily without even breathing, now I can barely do 10 without dying. I haven't done cardio for a while which I think is the major problem, but I've also smoked a couple of times, about 2 packs of cigarettes and a couple of hookah sessions. So what do you think? Is it because I haven't done cardio or what?

    • ANSWER:
      I think it's both. But, definitely quit the smoking before it becomes a worse habit. Although some might not understand it this way or agree, I believe nature has a consciousness and that plants like that don't need to be abused, and it's part of why so many people get sick from smoking too much tobacco. After probably a week or two of practicing some more cardio and refraining from the cigarettes (you may also benefit from giving your body a break with healthier foods and some detox herbs/foods for a minute) you will likely notice some differences. Soon, you'll go back to normal, as it sounds like you are routinely a relatively healthy person anyways.

  33. QUESTION:
    A family member of mine has lung cancer of both lungs, is there some type of body detoxer that gets the lungs?
    You know how people get body detoxers that cleans out their body of toxins.Well I'm looking for something to help her get rid of ALL the toxins as well as in the lungs, such as the cancer ,and it's getting to me to see her suffer like that,it really does.Anyone that can help please?

    • ANSWER:
      "Detox" remedies never really work, and if they cured cancer, the doctor would have administered it already.

      Sorry you're going through this. There is no cure for cancer, and lung cancer is extremely hard to treat. Just be there for her.

  34. QUESTION:
    After I quit smoking, does my body slowly gets rid of all the toxin over time?
    I've only been smoking for 1 and a half years and I'm cutting down already, so not long until I quit smoking completely. I'm just curious as to whether my body will slowly gets rid of all the toxin, Will the damage I've done to my lungs recover? what about the risk of cancer later on in life course by this year and a half of smoking?

    • ANSWER:
      I wouldn't count on the body slowly getting rid of toxins. Even w/o smoking, our bodies are still susceptible to them. I saw x-rays of my lungs several years after I quit smoking and there was a spot. It wasn't anything and I only smoked for 6 mos.

      Anyway, here's a supplement you could take that helps the body get rid of toxins:
      http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/1880480/livercare_by_himalaya_protect_against.html

      If you're interested, here's a great product to stop smoking and detox the body and believe me, IT WORKS!:
      http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/1793678/how_to_stop_smoking_the_easy_way_product.html

      Also, here's a cheap way to detox the whole body:
      http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/2381070/learn_body_detoxification_using_dry.html

  35. QUESTION:
    What are good ways to detox body after quitting smoking?
    I've been drinking heaps of green tea and water. Do you think this is enough.

    If i cleanse my body like this, is there a chance that the nicotine will get out of my body quicker?

    • ANSWER:
      First of all... Congrats on taking this step.

      Smoking means smoke and nicotine enters blood directly from the lungs. The lungs get coated or accumulate smog, ash, nicotine burns..etc.

      Abdominal breathing, pranayama, deep breathing... these will help to eject much of the collected smog. We all are lazy breathers and deep breathing needs to be learnt.
      This is a sure way of detoxification of lungs to eject residual nicotine.

      Exercise, sweating, proper eating helps remove the deposited 'smokers ash' collected below the skin... chain smokers get yellow/pale skin patches..

      Most important, keep that positive attitude.. detox the mind and stay strong.. Best wishes

  36. QUESTION:
    Is a water fasting detox diet good to cleanse out your body?
    I really want to cleanse my body of toxins but don't want to gain any weight when i'm off it. should i still do it to clean out my body?

    • ANSWER:
      Your body doesn't need 'cleaning out'. We are not full of toxins, it's a myth.
      Eat a sensible diet and your body will look after itself.
      We have skin, lungs, liver and kidneys doing the job and the colon is self cleansing.
      The 'cleaning out' routines do more harm than good.

      If you must do it water is far better than some of the dubious concoctions online that result in diarrhoea, electrolyte imbalance and a damaged gut.

  37. QUESTION:
    What to eat after a one week lemon water fast?
    Hey the title says it all!! this was manly to detox my body! and I lost 10 lbs and I just want to keep it off. I got a gym membership too :) so I'll be going there as well

    • ANSWER:
      I am a Certified Personal Trainer: You need to remember that sugar is stored in the belly. So any sugar that you consume will store in the belly. Things like bread, pasta, etc. all turn to sugar so that is where it will store. Even stuff like beer will store in the belly. I lost 80 pounds doing this in 3.5 months and kept it off. Eat apples. Here are some helpful tips. Apples are known to keep the doctor away, but recent studies have shown that three apples a day can also help you lose weight. Dietitian Tammi Flynn who advised her clients to have an apple at mealtimes first noticed the effectiveness of three apples a day. This enabled her clients to break the weight loss plateau even when their diet and lifestyle was not changed.

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

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

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

      Here are some tips to losing weight:
      If you want to lose weight and keep the weight off, it's not enough to reduce your diet. You will have to exercise as well. If you are not used to exercise, start by walking for 30 minutes a day, and then if you can manage that, gradually increase the time and your speed. Make sure you are changing up your workout. Do not be repetitious with exercising. Anything like swimming, biking, dancing, you can use things like milk jugs or cans that are full of food to tone as long as you are changing it up everyday. I think that the ideal would be to do these two forms of exercise on different days (or one in the morning and one in the evening), so that you can devote maximum effort and get the maximum benefit from each.

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

      Eat as many vegetables with protein every day and reduce the amount of red meat you eat. Stick to lean fish or turkey if you can. This website will help you more info: http://www.squidoo.com/apples-weight-loss

  38. QUESTION:
    What are the symptoms after you stop smoking and have had the flu at the same time?
    Ok so it all started with a cough. Friday evening (December 1st). the next day (Saturday the 2nd) I was bed ridden and could not move for a good day and a half (Almost 2 days). I had the typical flu like symptoms (Achy hips, legs, joints, fever, cough, etc). Now that it's the 11th of December I am almost better with the exception of a cough and still feeling tired.

    I was going through a period of time where every time that I got up and then sat back down, I needed to catch my breath. That's is now GONE and I am breathing fine now. I am finding myself a little dizzy and light headed when I stand up. I no longer have a fever or the aches and pains. Just the cough and this problem standing up for long periods of time. I am not nauseated and I do not feel sick to my stomach. I've been able to eat normally now.

    So I am trying to figure out if I am still trying to get over the flu or if I am going through some sort of detox, OR if I am going through both at the same time.

    Again, I feel tired, a LITTLE dizzy and light headed and coughing. (Yes I am coughing up stuff) I am dealing with second hand smoke in the house as well. But I stay in my room away from the other smokers, BUT it still seeps through the house.

    Thanks everyone in advance for your answers.

    • ANSWER:
      First, after many viral upper respiratory infections, a residual cough is left - often for weeks after the main illness is gone. Increasing your water intake and possibly taking something for the cough would be common sense. The mild dizziness can be coming from continued head congestion and should resolve on it's own as your body heals. Staying away from smoke as much as possible is also common sense when you are ill since smoke is an irritant to the lungs. Expect this to take a couple more weeks to resolve - maybe more.

  39. QUESTION:
    Can someone list the steps to that new lung detox program?
    Just list all that u know of.

    • ANSWER:
      There isn't one that has a thing to do with cancer.

  40. QUESTION:
    Should I take my herbal and vitamin supplements whilst on a detox diet?

    In one book I have written by a naturopath, she says not to take supplements whilst on a detox, but she doesn't explain why. Maybe because you are already getting maximum vitamins from all the fresh juices etc that any excess will just be more stuff that your body needs to excrete, and therefore it might actually inhibit the detox? Just a guess, but if anyone has any real knowledge about this, let me know!

    • ANSWER:
      Better not to detox at all, it is a myth.

      Intestinal experts say we don't need an extreme diet to cleanse our insides.

      “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.”

      While there are medical conditions that interfere with organ function and prevent the body from clearing toxins, healthy people already have a built-in detoxification system — the liver, kidneys, lungs and skin, says Moloo.

      And by attempting to flush out the “bad stuff” from our intestines, Sandon warns, you're also "flushing out the good bacteria that keep the intestines healthy.”

  41. QUESTION:
    whats a good way to detox your system from chemicals?
    im trying to be more aware and careful about what i eat and get more all around healthy.

    i want to now what are the best things to eat to detox the system from all the bad chemicals and toxins the body gets everyday.

    • ANSWER:
      Drink lots and lots of water.
      Water is the best, healthiest, most natural method to help clean all of the toxins out of your body.
      Your body is estimated to be about 60 to 70 percent water. Blood is mostly water, and your muscles, lungs, and brain all contain a lot of water. Your body needs water to regulate body temperature and to provide the means for nutrients to travel to all your organs. Water also transports oxygen to your cells, removes waste, and protects your joints and organs. Hope this helps!

  42. QUESTION:
    How does the Lemon Detox Diet?
    I was wondering how this diet actually works because I heard it helps lose weight (mostly water weight I bet) but mainly used to detox your body of all the toxins. My question is, does fat loss become easier with the usual use of healthy eating lifestyle (usually called a diet) and exercise routine to achieve after the detox diet? is it possible that fat loss comes to a halt or crawl because of all the toxins in your body?

    • ANSWER:
      Detox is a myth.
      We have a perfect detox system built in - liver, kidneys, skin, lungs. Toxins do not lurk in our body.
      That lemon diet will give you diarrhoea, tast awful and the minute you resume eating - even a healthy diet, the water weight you have lost will go straight back on.
      Holistic diarrhoea, that's all it is.

  43. QUESTION:
    Is it true that most people parasites and toxic gunk in their bodies?
    A woman I know recently told me about a detoxification program she went through when she had graves disease and all the disgusting things that came out of her body...I have lupus and kidney disease and would like to do a detox but I'm not sure what kind of program I need to go on....your thoughts?
    typo: is it true that most people HAVE parasites....etc.

    • ANSWER:
      I believe that a detox can help.

      I'm actually on one right now to get all the excess synthetic hormones (from birth control stopped 5 months ago), toxins, and built up colon matter.

      BTW, to the 2 posters who are asking what "toxins" are... There are so many, that natural health companies probably can't list them all, and there's that small problem of the government and Big Pharma controlling what they put on their labels. They can't claim it helps anything, as no one besides the natural health company makes any profit from it, and Big Pharma can't patent it. Toxins include pesticides, air pollution breathed, and any other synthetic particles that aren't supposed to be in your system. As well, most people do not have normal bowel movements, especially people with constipation. Most of your body's toxins are released from your body through the colon (through feces). When you're constipated, it allow toxins in the feces to be reabsorbed into your bloodstream, as your bowels aren't moving as fast.

      Most skeptics have never experienced a cleanse before. Only 2 weeks into my cleanse, I already feel a difference. The only difference that I can notice right now is my libido change (sorry for the personal info, but it has to be explained). I used to have perfectly fine sexual health, until I started birth control pills 4 years ago. After going through 5 brands of birth control pills, having: no libido, migraines, severe GAD (caused by the BCP's), and the onset of menopause (also the cause of BCP, I'm in my early 20's, the 'menopause' symptoms stopped when I stopped the pills). Even after stopping my birth control, I didn't find any change in my sexual health/libido. Only now, taking my cleanse, I'm finally noticing a BIG difference!

      As for which detox you want to take, anything that cleanses the kidneys I guess, which is almost all of them.
      The cleanse I'm taking right now is called Cleanse Smart by Renew Life. It cleanses the 7 channels of elimination: lungs, blood, liver, kidneys, colon, skin, and lymphatic system.
      Another cleanse that is really popular is Colonix.

      Hope this helps!
      Good luck with your cleanse.

  44. QUESTION:
    How do i get a book published?
    I have been a heavy chain smoker for 13 years ..I quite for 13 months , but then when my grandpa died i started smoking again , then quite again ...needless to say i was thinking of writing a book on the dangerous of smoking , and seems how i am able to get through 72 hours of nicotine detox , teying to help otheres whith tips ...i would donate the money to charity for lung caner or something ..how would i get it published

    • ANSWER:
      It's great that you've this ambition, but you can't shop an idea to publishers. If you'd like to publish traditionally, you need to (1) complete your manuscript and (2) have it edited by several parties, including outside persons who are objective, I always suggest aspiring authors take the time to purchase Writers' Market and/or Literary Market Place (it has a big ol' LMP on the spine). (I hate to say it, but if your question has typos in it, you most likely should get your work edited.) Both will explain how to publish one's book and contains the names, addresses, and contact information for literary agencies and publishing houses. Many people would like to believe that they could just mail their work to publishing houses without representation, and I can assure that many, if not most, publishing houses DO NOT accept unsolicited manuscripts. They DO accept submissions from literary agents--like Pippin Properties, Lord Literistics, and Writers House (NOT to be confused with Authors House).

      It is worth the energy and the cost (for fees) to hire a literary agent. An agent will be better able--and with better connections than you, it's not hard to see why not--to shop your manuscript around to potential publishers. Once you've figured out which agent you would like to go with, follow up by finding out what their submissions guidelines are. Most agencies (and houses) ask for the first three chapters, a synopsis of your work, a cover letter, a query letter, and a SASE. Other than the agency fees, you should not have to pay one dime to have your book published.

      If you insist on not going with an agent and attempting to do submissions on your own, you will still need to follow the publishers' submissions guidelines. It's very, VERY rare that a publisher will accept an unsolicited manuscript, but not unheard of. If by chance your work is acquired, please be sure to find a lawyer who specializes in publishing to review your contract. You still should not be paying out any money to have your book published (other than stamps, Xeroxing, etc.). Oh, and just because it was a question on Yahoo!Answers once, do not expect your submission to be returned to you. The SASE is simply for the publisher's reply.

      Another question I often see is whether or not to have your work copyrighted prior to the submissions process and that is an emphatic NO! For one thing, your work is already copyrighted the minute you right it down. What most people are worried about are plagiarism, and I can tell you that is the most tacky, most unsportsman-like thing for a REPUTABLE agency and/or house to do. I can assure you that in the more than ten years I've been in publishing, I have never heard or read of ANY house/agency doing this. In any case, you may be thinking that you should get the work registered with the US Copyright office anyway. Shouldn't hurt, right? This is incorrect! Every word, every comma, every em dash in your work would be registered with them. Yes, this will protect your work in a court of law. If you wanted to file suit against someone for plagiarism, registering your work would be a great idea. However, once your manuscripts is acquired, it WILL be edited, it WILL be copyedited, and the resultant body of work will be vastly different from the original, which is what is under copyright protection. This new body of work will not longer be protected under the copyright laws. You should not have to worry yourself about such things. Once the work is "final," the publisher will be the one responsible for registering the completed manuscript.

      I strongly advise against self-publishing and vanity presses, only because they aren't worth their wait with award committees (such as the Caldecott, the Printz, the Newbery committees) and also because you are the one will be financially responsible for getting your book out there, for selling it, for marketing it. Why do that when a publishing house has people who will do that for you?

      I don't mean to be discouraging, and it's admirable that you'd like to help people. It's just that traditional publishing is notoriously difficult to break into. To effect more change, perhaps you should contact the American Heart and Lung Association. You could perhaps write for them on how to quit; for either any publication they would produce or for their online site. You may not make any money from it, but you'd still be helping them, which sounds to be your ultimate goal.

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

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

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

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

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

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

  46. QUESTION:
    How do you detox your body?
    I'm looking to loose weight. I just want to get all of the toxins out of my body. I was thinking something along the lines of 3 days.

    • ANSWER:
      Hi, When your energy levels are very low, your body aches and your mind is drained, it is time to detox your body. Detoxification mostly involves blood cleansing by way of eliminating impurities from the blood in the liver, through kidneys, lungs, intestines, lymph and skin.
      How to detox your body:
      First, you must decrease toxins in your body. You need to reduce cigarettes, alcohol, coffee, eating foods with refined sugars and saturated fats. Next, you should reduce the use of personal health care products such as toothpaste, shampoos, deodorants and cleansers as well as chemically-based household cleaners.
      There are lots of ways to detox your body and you should select those that suit your lifestyle and preference.
      - Juice fasting involves drinking only fresh fruits and vegetables such as carrot, spinach, celery, cabbage, apple, pineapple and cranberry (no citrus fruits). Duration of juice fasting is typically one to three days.
      - Water fasting means that only water is consumed. This way your digestive tract and organs rest completely and toxin build-ups are eliminated.
      - Change your diet. Include in your daily diet whole grains, fresh fruits and vegetables instead of packaged and fast foods that are rich in fats and sugar.
      - Use sauna as a regular part of detox. It is a fantastic way of removing chemical buildups in fat cells.
      - Skin brushing removes old skin cells, stimulates the lymph system and draws out toxins through the skin. You should use a dry skin brush made of soft vegetable bristles. Before you take a shower, lightly brush your feet in circular motion towards the chest area for 2 minutes.
      These are just a few cleansing methods that will improve your health. It is vital to know the different ways on how to detox your body before you start with the different programs.
      However, there is a much faster and simpler way to detox your body. You can achieve the detoxification while sleeping or working. If you want to learn more about the best method of achieving a cleaner body go here http://www.weightlossimproves.com/

  47. QUESTION:
    Should I detox before my restart workout on Monday?
    I ate like crap this weekend, but I think that maybe on Sunday, I can drink extra glasses of water and eat nothing but fruits and veggies with little meat... Is this a good idea and what do you recommend?

    • ANSWER:
      No.

      Get informed on diet bc you'r going from one bad thing to a nuther.

      Eating only fruit n veg & a lil meat wont "detox" and lacks many nutrients needed daily.

      =============
      http://health.nih.gov/topic/VitaminandMineralSupplements/FoodNutritionandMetabolism National Institutes of Health

      http://lpi.oregonstate.edu/lpirx2.html Diet & exercise. Linus Pauling Institute

      http://hp2010.nhlbihin.net/menuplanner/menu.cgi National Institutes of Health, Heart, Lung & Blood Institute: Calories of food items: fruit, veg, dairy, grains & starches, animal flesh, beverages, fats [butter, mayo, oils, etc]

      http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/exercise/SM00109 Exercise, diet & losing excess bod fat. Chart for how many cals burned per hr by various exercises.

      http://www.dukehealth.org/health_library/health_articles/the-unquestionable-benefits-of-strength-training ..Sets of 8-10 reps to fatigue is more efficient than 12-15 in building muscle.

      http://www.cspinet.org/nah/index.htm "Nutrition Action [newsletter published by CSIPI] has profoundly altered the way America eats."...U.S. New & World Report

      http://www.avvo.com/ask-a-doctor?ref=footer

  48. QUESTION:
    can I take my fat burners pills with detox and cleans pills ?
    I started taking fat burner pills 5 weeks ago. I just bought some Jillian Michaels detox and cleans can I take them together ?

    • ANSWER:
      You are so wasting your money. The only thing that burns fat or raises metabolism is exercise.
      Detox and cleanse is a myth.
      The body and the colon are self cleansing. We already have nature's most effective detoxification system. It's called the liver. The liver changes the chemical structure of foreign compounds so they can be filtered out of the blood by the kidneys, which then excrete them in the urine. Aided by the kidneys, lungs and skin.
      A study of the living human anatomy reveals that the colon is at no time dirty or clogged. Colon cleansing is known to disrupt the balance between natural enzymes and bacteria in the digestive tract.
      All we need to do is eat a sensible diet, take exercise and keep hydrated.

  49. QUESTION:
    question about detoxing the lungs?
    So I have quit smoking cigarettes and I am feeling much better already. I am just wonder what type of vitamins I should be taking that have the ability to break up the tar in my lungs and even heal my lungs over time. Any other tips or things I should do that could help me detox my lungs is greatly appreciated.

    • ANSWER:
      In my opinion, your best bet is to start eating lots of raw fruits and vegetables. They contain all kinds of minerals, vitamins, and antioxidants that will help your body recover from the damage of smoking. Although diet is key, supplements may be helpful also, such resveratrol, vitamin C, and a good rice-bran based mixed tocopherol vitamin E supplement.

      Another supplement that may be beneficial for you is NAC, or n-acetyl-cysteine. It is supposedly very good for lung and liver complaints, and is used in hospitals to help patients detox from tylenol overdose.

      You might also look into sea salt, or Halotherapy, an ancient remedy for lung ailments. Learn more by scrolling down the page at this location: http://www.health-benefit-of-water.com/sea-salt.html

      As always, use caution with any supplements, and ask your doctor before using them to rule out any interactions they may have with your medications (if you are taking any.)

  50. QUESTION:
    What supplement or vitamin would you take under the following circumstances?
    In my sixties on a low-fat diet, breathing problems, fat reduction should help with breathing need to lose about 25 lbs. Does anyone know of a product, like a vitamin, that would help both breathing and weight loss. Any suggestions and I'll do further research myself. Already have suggestion by Dr. but am still looking for another source to research. Thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      Breathing problem is usually related to the lungs being inflammed, either due to a chronic infection or the pollutants in the air. You will need Vitamin C, an antioxidant that will help build up the protective fluids in the lining within the lungs, which will in turn help build up your immune response and thereby eradicate your breathing problem eventually.

      Depending on your current weight/height ratio, losing 25lbs at your age must be acted with due prudence and care, especially when it is not your body weight that causes your breathing problem. Like I have mentioned earlier, your breathing problem may largely due to a chronic infection or the pollutants in the air, and not because you are over weight.

      To help in both your breathing and weight loss, detox is first the way to go. Only then should you begin with your regimen of health supplement for optimum absorption and effectiveness. Vitamin C is a must for your lungs as mentioned earlier. You will also need a good multi-vitamin to further boost your immunity which will also aid your system in effective weight loss.

      I would highly recommend the books both by Dr. Ray D Strand, M.D. for the solutions you are seeking:-

      "What Your Doctor Doesn't Know About Nutritional Medicine May Be Killing You" - turbo charge your body's natural healing power, start your anti-aging strategy now and protect yourself against the dark-side of oxygen, and

      "Healthy For Life" - developing healthy lifestyles that have a side effect of permanent fat loss.

      Happy reading!


detox lungs

Stinger Detox

If you are an alcoholic, then you must learn how to quit drinking alcohol before it affects your relationships, your health, and your job. You have to learn how to quit drinking alcohol and do it as soon as possible because the more you wait, the more addicted you become and the harder it is for you to quit. If you learn how to quit consuming alcohol and you succeeded in quitting your drinking habit, you can enjoy many benefits such as better health and stronger relationships. Here you will find some tips from experts on how to quit consuming alcohol successfully.

Overcome The Drinking Habit Successfully

Before you learn how to quit consuming alcohol, you need to feel that you really want to do it for yourself and make sure that you don't feel forced. Remember that you are quitting alcohol because you are doing it for yourself in order to become a better and healthier person. Once you have decided that you really want to quit drinking alcohol, visit your doctor for some advice on how to quit consuming alcohol. Your doctor can give you some health care tips and let you know about the alcohol withdrawal symptoms you might experience after you quit consuming alcohol.

Once you have decided that you want to learn how to quit consuming alcohol, remove all the sources and traces of alcohol from your home such as beer cans and wine bottles. These will help prevent temptation and increase your chances of succeeding in quitting your drinking habit. You should also make a list of the places and times where you drank alcohol and avoid going to these places. Think of something else to do during your old "alcohol drinking time" such as reading a good book or watching a movie.

You can quit drinking alcohol with the substitution method

According to experts, the best way to learn how to quit consuming alcohol is to drink something else whenever you find yourself craving for alcohol. Make a list of beverages that don't contain alcohol such as cranberry juice and fruit soda and order one of them whenever you are craving alcohol. Drinking water can also help reduce the alcohol cravings that you might feel after you have just quit consuming alcohol. Once you have developed a taste for these non-alcoholic drinks, you will be able to enjoy them and you will not even think of drinking alcohol anymore.

Remember that learning how to quit consuming alcohol is not enough to make you successful in quitting your drinking habit. You need to remind yourself of the good things in your life such as your passions, your family, and your job. Remind yourself that you don't need alcohol to enjoy life and that drinking alcohol will only hurt the good things in your life. By reminding yourself of all these things, you will realize that you don't need alcohol in your life and you will be able to live more happily and healthily. Follow these simple tips and learn how to quit consuming alcohol on your own without medications and professional help.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    will a stinger detox work if I have smoked with in the past 24hrs?
    I just got called in for a interview, they stated they would need me to take the drug test today. I was able to get the Stinger Detox and have heard great reviews. The only thing is is that it says not to take any toxins for 48hrs and I smoked yesterday night and ate some pretty greasy taco's before bed. I weigh about 140 lbs and want to know if I will be clean.

    • ANSWER:
      No way to be sure...
      But drink as much water as you can and maybe exercise a little bit. Stinger Detox isn't foolproof, but if you want to be positive before you go you can pick up a at home drug test at any local pharmacy or drug store.

  2. QUESTION:
    can i smoke weed a day prior to taking a drug test but have stinger detox which says take 60-90 minutes before?
    im higher then a kite!but if i take this stinger detox tomarrow 60-90 minutes orior to drug test should i come out clean?

    • ANSWER:
      If I were you I would get Ultimate Gold Detox. I got it and smoked the day before mine and it worked. I drank it at 10 and took my test at 5 and passed. I got the drink at the tobacco store, it tastes like shit but works!

  3. QUESTION:
    will the regular bottle of stinger detox work for a daily user?
    im 5foot 6inches tall i weigh roughly 140 pounds and im an 18 year old male and i regularly smoke marijuana so im wondering if i only have one bottle of the regular stinger detox if i follow the directions exactly will i be able to pass. and don't tell me not to smoke or that drugs are bad cause im only looking for some help not anyone to try and school me in life. thanks for any help in advance - Cesar B

    • ANSWER:
      you know detoxes dont do anything right? they flush your body from poop. thats it

  4. QUESTION:
    Does Stinger Total detox with b2 and creatine whole body cleanser clean your urine for a urine drug test?
    I've been clean for a month, but i just wanted to make sure that i pass the urine test? anybody know about Stinger Total detox, im 6 feet 8 inches, weigh 215 lbs. I also have a very fast metabolism.

    • ANSWER:
      NO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
      As is posted here hundreds of times per day=NOTHING DOES!
      ALL ARE SCAMS.

  5. QUESTION:
    I found out monday, right after smoking weed, that i have a drug test on thursday.?
    I have been taking B12, niacin, and cranberry extract like no other along with gallons upon gallons of water. I also bought a stinger detox drink. With this combination and the stinger on the day of the test should I be alright with the test?

    • ANSWER:
      Hm. Well it depends how often you smoke. People who smoke on a daily basis can take up to two weeks to get it out of their system. If this was your first time smoking in a long time, you should be fine.

      Don't bother drinking lots of water or anything until the day of the test, it won't get it out of your system any faster. On thursday, however, drink lots and lots of water that way you have a higher concentration of water and a lower concentration of metabolites in your urine.

  6. QUESTION:
    Wondering if the detox was my system?
    Im not a heavy smoker. And I havent smoked weed in 2 weeks. One of those weeks I was very sick and consumed a lot of fluids and Vit. C. My drug test for pre employment was Friday. I took a Stinger Detox drink a few mins ( not rly an hour) before my drug test. I pee before i took the Stinger, but I was unable to when I got to the site. The detox sat in my body for 40-45 mins. Im asking if anyone knew if it took or not. My pee was very watered but light yellow. Also I peed in the toilet for a couple of seconds before I peed in the cup. Yes I have ask this question before, i have not heard from the job or Lab Corp yet.

    • ANSWER:
      Generally, you do not want to use a detox as they show up as a masking agent on the test.

      I wish you well

  7. QUESTION:
    Is it possible for me to pass this drug test?
    I didnt know i would have to take the test until the day of. it had been 25 hours sence i last smoked. I took stingers detox drink and also 4 of the pills(they say they will basically hide the levels when its been about 90 mins) i also drank tonsssss of water.

    has anyone ever had an experience like this? any positive feedback?

    PLEASE DO NOT MOTHER ME>>>I KNOW DONT SMOKE ITS STUPID>

    • ANSWER:
      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.

      So no, you will not pass the test. sorry

  8. QUESTION:
    What stores can i find the Stinger detox drink at?
    I havent done any drugs or anything but my friend wants to know.
    Stores like rite aid, waldbaums or seven eleven...idk

    • ANSWER:
      Try this site

  9. QUESTION:
    Am i going to pass my drug test?
    I have not smoked marijuana in four weeks and I have a drug test next friday. I tried a stinger permanent detox last month and took a drug store test and passed with a faint line. What are other ways and methods to ensure I pass?

    • ANSWER:
      Drink alot of water or drink vinegar and that should clean u out vinegar helps but it's gonna taste like shit

  10. QUESTION:
    Am i going to pass my drug test?
    I have not smoked marijuana in four weeks and I have a drug test next friday. I tried a stinger permanent detox last month and took a drug store test and passed with a faint line. What are other ways and methods to ensure I pass?

    • ANSWER:
      Agree with Jordan and will suggest home test ur self ...For real answer test ur first morning urine ... have the highest concentration. If u pass this ... nothing to worry
      other method for passing is urine substitution also I recommend this company ,check out their web and call for more info or free consultation www.urinetestsolutions.com

      btw faint line on the test indicate that the drug in the sample could be near the cut-off level for detection... however any line no matter how faint in the 'Test' window should be interpreted as a negative test..... line appears in the 'Control ' window, but the 'T' window remains blank, its a positive... both the 'C' and 'T' windows fail to produce a line after 5 minutes, the kit is defective or the test wasn't performed properly.
      Also there is different home tests you can take , anyway if u be lab tested is best to pass a home check with solid line

  11. QUESTION:
    Will Delta Urine Test detect Detox Pills?
    I recently bought stinger total detox pills for , the worker told me if taken correctly he was positive i should be ok, i just want to be sure, anyone have any info?? PLEASE EXCLUDE UNHELPFUL/JUDGEMENTAL COMMENTS.

    • ANSWER:
      I have some good news and some bad news.

      The good news:

      Detox pills won't show up in any kind of urine test.

      The bad news:

      Detox pills don't do anything, so if you had some kind of illegal drug in your system at detectable levels it will still be there. Detoxing is a gimmick, it doesn't really work.

  12. QUESTION:
    How long would it take me to be able to pass a drug test?
    I haven't smoked weed in the past 3months. I'm going to smoke a lot in one day next week and i won't be smoking any more after that. I have a pretty fast metabolism if that helps. So how long would it take for me to pass a drug test?

    • ANSWER:
      There are lots of ways to pass a drug test, a few are more effective than others. I've had to take one with little notice after I went for a position once and, as a heavy user of cannabis, this obviously freaked me out. After searching the net I discovered that pee tests can detect weed for up to four to six weeks|a month to a month and a half}. I believed I was definitely going to fail until I searched ways to help pass the test, which I am going to list here. A few of these genuinely detoxify your system of THC, while the others will 'fool' the test into indicating that you've got no Weed in your system...

      1) Drink tons of water

      Drinking a great deal of water prior to the test cleanses your system very fast, although temporarily. You notice when you drink loads of water that your urine is clear, meaning it is mostly clear of toxins from your body, mainly the Weed you just smoked. This can be a really successful method, however sometimes testers can determine that you have chugged a lot of water in a small amount of time and they'll think you might be aiming to fool the examination, in which case they may have you take it again on a later date or even give you an automatic failing result. If you would like try a less risky method, you could try...

      2) Synthetic urine

      There are companies that offer fake pee that's really close in chemical make up to authentic human urine. You strap it close to your body, usually the pelvic area, a couple of hours prior to the test so the urine can reach your body temperature (testers that discover that a pee sample is way too cold to have come from your own body will probably automatically fail you). This is a good and simple approach to pass a test, however it won't work if the tester will be watching you provide the sample (which certain places do)...they are going to find out you're using fake pee instantly. Also, the pouch can display a visible bulge which could give you away to a tester, or even accidentaly bust open prior to taking the exam. For a much more surefire way, consider the next technique...

      3) Detox kit

      There are actually kits available that can cleanse Weed from your body very fast. They consist of capsules or in some cases a beverage that you ingest that flushes out the toxins in the body so your test results come up clean. There's no need to worry about consuming gallons of water or walking around with a plastic bag of urine strapped to you, just take what's inside the kit and you're done. This is the method I used and it cleansed my body in just a matter of days and I was able to pass the test. There are actually kits that work in as soon as 1 day and ones that may take up to 7 days to totally detoxify your system, so they are great for people who are surprised with a test in one day as well as for people who know days ahead of time when they will be testing. I personally used the Stinger 5X 7 Day Permanent Detox and it provided me with great results. It's a liquid that all you have to do is drink and it flushes out your system without having bad side effects. It even included drug tests I was able to take at home so I could see I was clean before I went to take the real test. If you would like read up on it or use it yourself I'll provide you the website link below.

      Hopefully these tips make it easier to pass your test. Personally, I think the tests are not fair because cannabis is a pretty harmless drug, but some people do not agree and unfortunately we have to pass these tests to get a job. Good luck!

      Stinger 5X 7 Day Permanent Detox Kit:

      amzn.to/NuDOGD

  13. QUESTION:
    What is the best way to hide THC in a drug test?
    I am applying for a corporate internship, I am a regular user of marijuana and I might have an interview coming up which will drug test me. The interview came a lot earlier than expected, how should i proceed?
    I know that quitting is the best choice but that alone won't fit the time constraint.

    • ANSWER:
      Find out what type of test ...urine , hair , saliva, etc...
      Saliva test- no standards for detection , approximately detection period - usually1-3 days, possible up to 8-10 days.So 5-10 days abstinence or Saliva detox (masking) - online, head shops, some vitamin stores.
      Hair test- if you apply for good position you may be hair tested. Low cut off levels for detection, long detection period - approx. 90 days. To pass you need cortex cleanser not masking shampoos (labs pre clean the hair and this remove masking type of products for passing ).
      Urine test - detection period for regular user can be from 2-3 weeks up to 6-10 weeks , depending on amount and quality you use, body type and physical activity, testing level , etc..
      You can use "urine substitution" from clean friend or synthetic. Look online for correct temperature (maine factor) and how to do it.
      Urine detox drinks (masking) again from GNC, head shops, online. Look for same day type of detox ( Q carbo,Stinger ,etc..) ,you drink it 2-3 hours before testing and should mask for 3-5 hours . Factors that increase or decrease detoxes effectiveness are abstain period,weed quality and THC build up , body hydration.Or company like urinetestsolutions.com ... they can teach you how to pass using products available in most stores and you have phone counselor to help you with it.Also you can call for free consultation and they help for this 3 types of drug tests.
      Dilution ( with water & vitamins, diuretics, etc..) is not a good option for regular user or lab testing (labs check for creatine, gravity, ph, etc.. )

  14. QUESTION:
    Does stinger detox work?
    Now the controversy with detox is abrupt almost all the time. People keep buying it and state they passed a piss test. Others on the other hand say they do not, but the majority does. So I would like to know exactly if I will pass or not using the stinger detox. Remember people keep buying it, people keep making it so...?

    • ANSWER:
      So called detoxers show up as masking agents on drug tests, which is an automatic fail.

  15. QUESTION:
    How long does thc stay in the system?
    I'm on the football team and they made us sign a paper that says they have the right to drug test us if they think we are using drugs. I smoked weed like, a week ago and I want to know how long it typically takes for the thc to completely leave the system.I'm not a frequent smoker at all, if that matters. I've done it probably like 4 it 5 times all summer. Practice starts Monday, so I don't know if i'll be good by then if they decide to test us.

    • ANSWER:
      There are numerous ways to pass a drug test, some work better than others. I have had to take a test with little notice after I applied for a job one time and, being a heavy user of marijuana, this naturally freaked me out. After researching I found that urine tests can pick up on weed for up to four to six weeks|a month to a month and a half}. I figured I was bound to fail right until I explored ways to help pass the test, which I'll reveal to you. A few of these actually clean your system of marijuana, while the others 'trick' the test into showing that you have no Weed in your body...

      1) Drink tons of water

      Drinking a great deal of water prior to the test flushes your system very fast, although temporarily. You'll see when you drink loads of water that your pee comes out clear, meaning it is largely devoid of toxins from your system, mainly the Weed you just smoked. This is sometimes a incredibly effective method, but occasionally the test giver can determine that you've chugged lots of water in a short amount of time and they'll assume you are trying to fool the test, in which case they will request you to take it again on a later date or simply give you an automatic fail. If you wish to use a less risky method, you could try...

      2) Fake pee

      There are companies that provide synthetic urine that's really similar in chemical composition to real human pee. You tie it against your body, ideally the pelvic region, a couple hours before the test so that the pee can warm up to your body temp (testers that determine that a urine sample is too cold to have come from your own body definitely will instantly fail you). This is a good as well as simple method to pass a test, however it is not going to work if the tester is looking at you deliver the sample (which some places do)...they are going to discover you're using synthetic urine immediately. Additionally, the pouch can display an evident bulge that can give you away to a tester, or even accidentaly break open before the test. For a much more guaranteed way, try the next approach...

      3) Detox kit

      There are many kits available for purchase that can purge Weed from your body very quickly. They include tablets or sometimes a drink that you ingest which eliminates the toxins from your system so your test results come up clean. You won't have to be worried about chugging liters of water or walking around with a bag of pee strapped to you, just take whats inside the kit and you're done. This is actually the method I used and it cleaned out my body in just a matter of days and I was able to pass the test. There are a few kits that work in as soon as one day and ones that may require one week to fully detoxify your system, so they are great for those who are surprised with a test in 1 day and for people that know days in advance when they will be testing. Personally, I used the Stinger 5X 7 Day Permanent Detox and it provided great results. It's a beverage that all you have to do is drink and it detoxifies your system without any bad side effects. It even had drug tests I was able to take at home so that I could make sure I was clean well before I went to take the actual test. If you wish to research it or use it yourself I'll provide you the link below.

      I hope these tips help you to pass your test. Personally, I think the tests are unfair because marijuana is a pretty safe drug, however some people do not agree and unfortunately we need to pass these tests to have a job. Good luck!

      Stinger 5X 7 Day Permanent Detox Kit:

      amzn.to/NuDOGD

  16. QUESTION:
    How can I get weed out of my system fast?
    I RARELY smoke weed. It probably had been a year since I had. 2 weeks ago I took exactly 3 hits of weed. Well I got a job offer and they want to do a BLOOD drug test. Which will prob be next week sometime. Can you help me get it out of my system FAST.

    • ANSWER:
      Do you have an upcoming drug test for your job interview or for your sports physical but you currently have THC in your system? In this article you'll discover the proven methods many pot smokers have done these past decades to pass urine tests at a high success rate.
      .Difficulty: Moderately Easy

      Things You'll Need:

      Water
      Cranberry Juice
      Vinegar
      Access To A Gym
      Red Bull
      Niacin (non flush-free)
      System Cleaners
      GoldenSeal/Green Tea
      Vitamin C Tablets
      Garlic
      Steam Room/Sauna
      Fast Metabolism
      Time
      Dedication

      1

      The most common method to get THC out is to drink tons of water. Water will help you urinate and sooner or later you'll flush all traces of THC if done consistently for a week. A gallon of water a day is recommended (each gallon contains 128oz, which equals to 8 water bottles). Add in a shot of vinegar to each water bottle here and there to help speed things up.

      2

      Cranberry juice is another fluid that aids in this process. Make sure the cranberry is 100% real juice for maximum results. The reason being so is because cranberry juice is a diuretic, which helps you urinate a lot. Other popular fruit drinks are apple juice and grape juice which will also aid in toxin elimination.

      3

      Give yourself an intense workout. If you have access to a gym, then this would be totally beneficial. THC is stored in the fat cells of your body, and working out will help burn off all of the extra fat you have so no traces of THC can be detected once the THC is released into your bloodstream. Research online for the best hardcore workouts, and you'll be clean in no time.

      4

      Buy an over-the-counter product called "Niacin." It helps flush out your system in a few hours as reported. Make sure it is not the flush-free version, otherwise you will not have any results. If you're not having any luck finding this particular product, then buy a Red Bull from any local store. Red Bull (contains 100% niacin) speeds up the metabolism which also helps get rid of THC.

      5

      System cleaners (mainly bought from GNC) guarantee that within 3-7 days you'll test negative on any urine test! Popular products are: Stinger Total Detox, Super Detox Formula, and Powerful Liver Detoxification. Be sure to speak with a sales associate at GNC and read the directions carefully! Note: some products can be expensive. Other cheap alternatives can be Golden Seal or green tea. Both can work as low budget detox systems.

      6

      It is recommended to take 2000 mg of Vitamin C pills a day so you can help build your immune system. This vitamin traps and destroys toxins stored in every cell of your body, including THC. Garlic can have the same effect, too. Eat garlic with every meal if possible to help cleanse the body for good.

      7

      Take a trip to the steam room and/or the sauna for about an hour a day. It may seem harsh but sweating is an effective way to help you release THC through your skin.

      8

      Lastly, you must use the bathroom at least once prior to the urine test because the first morning leak is also the dirtiest. When urinating in the cup you must not use your first drop of pee nor the last; just use your middle stream.
      .

  17. QUESTION:
    Does the Stinger Total Detox drink really work for THC removal?
    I want to make sure this drink is good to pass a urine drug test. Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      What is wrong with you people? Don't do drugs...that's not an answer to the question the person asked. Do you feel smart saying that oh don't do drugs that always works. No shit sherlock but seriously if you come on here to judge people and say smack then why bother to answer the question? Get that stick out your asses and realize that the people in the top positions in companies snort like hell or are high as kites. Don't be ignorant to think that drugs aren't everywhere, whether it be in a legal, or illegal way. Alcohol is just as bad if not worse than weed. It's just the public view and acceptance level as a society that makes it soooo wrong to smoke. Anyways, you suckers who have nothing else to do but give shotty answers, I'll answer the question. Yes this worked for me but i'm not an everyday smoker. Hopefully you will have the same luck as me.

  18. QUESTION:
    Will I pass my drug test if I take the Stinger 7 Day total detox?
    I don't have a week, should I ration it, or should I take it all an hour before and repeat four times with water? the 7 day one is all the store had.

    • ANSWER:
      Stringer is a good name (my personal experience is with q carbo but some of my thc friends have had very good results with stinger same day detoxes ). But don't used like same day detox , better take double daily dose (if its 2 take 4 spoons per day but not 6 ..you look skinny) because main difference between same day and 5-7 days detoxes is concentration . And one of the reason why some of this detoxes are detectable its because very high concentration of some of the ingredients can affect the urine and show abnormal levels on the SVT (sample validation test - check for urine pH, gravity, creatinine and also temperature during collection) . If this is a lab test they need to run second.. confirmation svt test or adulteration test (check for acids, bases, nitrite, chromium , halogens, glutaraldehyde, pyridine, and surfactants concentrations). Check the link for info if this test is for gov job , if its private company allot depends on how much $ they pay for drug testing..
      Will you pass ... depensd ... first its detox for 7 not 2-3 days , second ...type of drug, amounts and frequency of use,your height and weight, physical activity ,etc...
      However if you have it use it .. definitely will increase your body detoxification ability and will drop down the drug concentration.
      Other Tips ;
      Its best to take it on an empty stomach with some water 1-2 glasses ....or at least 3-4 hours without eating before and after .
      Drink lots of water throughout the day, at least half your body weight in ounces (150 lbs: drink 75 oz. water daily)... body needs water to flush out.
      Do not take daily multivitamin or other vitamins with this detox ... they can interact with detox ingredients .
      Avoid drinking alcohol and caffeine .... if you can eat a light diet and avoid /limit foods high in fat and sugar.
      Any physical activity are plus ... this increase the metabolic rate and decrease a build up (stop 2 days prior testing)
      Also take a home drug test prior your real test .. you can find test kit at any major pharmacy.

  19. QUESTION:
    What do yall think about "stinger" detox drink?

    • ANSWER:
      most detox drinks are just fruit juice and flavorings.

      best way to detox is time, and possibly cranberry juice

  20. QUESTION:
    Does "Stinger" Detox really work for urine test?
    Please don;t give me the run down on how "I shouldn't smoke or do drugs" ECT. Just a straight forward answer please. Anyone ever used the stuff and had good results? Thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      as far as i know, none of the detox drinks work.

  21. QUESTION:
    Does stinger detox 5x really work ?
    these are the ones i have
    http://www.amazon.com/Stinger-Buzz-Strength-Total-Detox/dp/B005LCMW6C/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1357683020&sr=8-1&keywords=stinger+detox

    thanx

    • ANSWER:

  22. QUESTION:
    How can I pass a drug test?
    I was just offered a job at a local grocery. I'm really excited but also nervous. I may have to take a drug test in a few days and I smoked weed about 2 weeks ago. Is there anything I can do to help myself pass? I've been going to the gym and sweating a lot as well as drinking water. What else can I do to ensure I pass?

    • ANSWER:
      If I was you first I will test my self.. thc home test kit from any pharmacy (-15). Have on mind, first morning urine have the highest concentration, so if you pass don't worry (2 weeks for light smoker, low to mid grade weed, low body fat, physical active and good hydrated person can be enough time to pass clean). If you fail ... urine substitution (from clean friend or buy synthetic) info about correct temperature and how to do it you will find online. Detox (head shops, vitamin stores like GNS, online) look for same day type of detox (Q carbo,Stinger ,etc..) usually you should take it 2-3 hours before testing and drink should mask (not detox or clean) drug metabolites in your urine for 3-5 hours. Other option is company like urinetestsolutions.com ... they can teach you how to pass using products available in most stores and you have phone counselor to help you with it. btw you can call for free consultation .
      Dilution ( with water and some vitamins for colour) is 50-50 because any lab (and many test collecting cups) check for creatine, gravity, ph, etc... btw you still can come diluted and positive.
      Also not much to ensure if you have a few days ... you can start taking B12 vitamin (as prescribed ) helps with creatine level and stop working out / sweating 1-2 days before testing (restored metabolites needs time to get out ).
      Btw don't worry for saliva test , you will pass (after 2 weeks ) and I don't think they will hair tested for grocery job
      luck

  23. QUESTION:
    (urgent help) can i get weed out of my system in 21 days?
    ok i just got back from my probation i have 21 days before my next drug test i have been clean for a long time i want to know if its ok if i smoke a little tonight just like 4 hits, i plan to take a stinger detox to help me out.

    • ANSWER:
      Lay off the weed if you want to pass your drug test. 21 days isn't enough to get it out of your system. Those stinger detoxes don't work either. If your P.O. decides to do a blood or hair sample, your weed usage will show farther than 21 days.

  24. QUESTION:
    which stinger detox product is better to use two hours before your test?

    • ANSWER:
      NOTHING does squat.....ALL are SCAMS!

  25. QUESTION:
    have anyone taken stinger detox drink to pass a marijuana drug test?

    • ANSWER:
      I have, and my readings immediately came out, "Positive," as the test results indicated that I had significant amounts of ecstasy, heroine, and titanium alloy in my bloodstream.

  26. QUESTION:
    what stores can i find the detox stinger drink to get rid of drugs?

    • ANSWER:
      Walgreens, or HEB

  27. QUESTION:
    Need help with a thc detox!!?
    I have not smoked or been around marijuana in 33 days. I have been taking the stinger detox products and I have been drinking lots of water and exercising. I also take cranberry pills, raspberry pills, and exercise. I have lost 7 lbs. I am buying niacin today.
    I have a drug test on 11/26 which is 22 days away. My at home tests still come back positive.
    Beyond continuing my work is there anything anyone can suggest? Thanks

    • ANSWER:
      Stop the detox drinks, they show up as a masking agent on the test which is an automatic fail.

      if your test is still 22 days away you should pass 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.

  28. QUESTION:
    Does an over the counter detox drink, specifically stinger. will it work for ecstacy as well?

    • ANSWER:
      NONE of those stupid SCAMS does squat for ANYTHING....just empties wallets.

  29. QUESTION:
    Passing my urine Drug test?
    I smoked last night and i have a drug test sometime this week i don't know when? But i heard Stinger detox is the best to take, i need to know how much this stinger detox costs, how much come in a bottle or package or whatever, and where i can find it....and how long before the drug test should i take it

    Need help quick thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      stinger detox is pretty good stuff. i have never taken it, but know someone whose tried it and it works!!!. you have to drink a whole bottle about an hour before your test and drink tons of water (it says it works in under an hour) .it lasts for about 6 hours and cost about bucks a bottle....pretty expensive. they sell them at any head shop.

  30. QUESTION:
    will i pass a drug test?
    i am not a regular weed smoker or any other type of smoker for that matter but i have smoked weed all last week pretty much and i have a drug test coming up on march 9th. this is in about 2 weeks. if i take alot of Azos and a stinger detox and alot of water do u think i will pass.
    no negetive comments please. thannks

    • ANSWER:
      You're not a regular week smoker but you smoked ALL last week?? Someone is in denial. Anyway, good luck with that. Time will tell...

  31. QUESTION:
    If I took adderall today and i have a drug test tommorow will it still show up if use the detox stinger?

    • ANSWER:
      It may, it may not. I imagine like most detox drinks, stinger mainly works by simply diluting your urine. Adderall is a mixture of four different amphetamine salts, such that it will show up positive for amphetamines in your urine for about 4-5 days. I don't recommend this, but if you can, try to acquire clean urine,place it in a condom near your privates and use this to take the urine screen.

  32. QUESTION:
    does stinger detox work on drug test(weed) and how is the best way to take it?

    • ANSWER:
      Wondering if you worded this right.

      Can't find anything in Wikipedia on Stinger detoxification or Stinger detox.

  33. QUESTION:
    Not sure if i passed. Please help?
    I stopped smoking weed for about 2 weeks. Before the 2 weeks I had a light smoke session. I had a drug test for pre employment Friday. So I took a Stinger Detox drink. My drug test was schedule for 11. So I took the drink at 10. But when I got there the lady told me to go ahead and sit in the back to takr the test. I wasnt able to pee and I was told you were suppose to pee at least 3-4 times before the drink was in your sysyem. Also it wasnt an hour when I began taking it. It was between 40-45 mins. My pee was a light yellow. I didnt pee right away though. I pee into the toilet for about a min. Im not sure if i pee the "dirty pee". I could really use some help. The week before I was really sick and consumed a lot of fluids and Vit. C. And lost a bit of weight. I doubt if that is helpful, but I wanted to add that. Thank you to anyone who is actually trying to help. It was my first time smoking, and im quitting because I hate feeling like an idiot if I didnt pass this drug test.

    • ANSWER:
      I would expect you will test positive and will loose the job as a consequence.

      You say that you quit for two weeks, then smoked in that 2 weeks period. So that means you really didn't quit, just slowed down. Weed stays in the system for 30 days because it is fat-soluble. No detox will work for something fat-soluble, only water soluble.

  34. QUESTION:
    Will Stinger Total Detox with b2 and creatine whole body cleanser clean my system for urine drug test?
    Ok so i have not smoked marijuana for exactly a month now. I weigh 215 lbs and i am 6 feet 8 inches tall. My metabolism is very fast. Im talking about i piss about 5 to 10 times a day, also do number 2 very often. Usually it takes about a month for a system to clear but i bought this detox cleanser just so everything goes smoothly, meaning passing the Urine Drug Test. I haven't found a job yet but in the next two weeks i am aiming to get hired somewhere like Fry's Electronics or BestBuy. So i want to know if "Stinger Total Detox 1 hour extra strength with B2 and Creatine whole body cleanser" help me pass the Urine Drug Test.

    Ps. Anyone against marijuana do not answer this question, because i usually see people talking smack about marijuana on here. Marijuana is not a bad drug. Some people say its not bad, but it ruins peoples lives. I am a very smart person and smoking marijuana just makes me relaxed and have a good time with my friends. I am a college student and i know whats right and whats wrong. Also my friends are not dumb, we know what we are doing. I am not an addict when it comes to marijuana, and i don't know how thats possible. I've quit marijuana plenty of times. So please just people that know about my situation. Thank you

    • ANSWER:
      Everyone is entitled to do what they want with their bodies. As long as you are not harming anyone else I say smoke on. Anyway if this product is designed especially for drug detoxing you should be fine. I am not to familiar with the product personally but I would try a product from this site. They are dedicated to helping people pass drug tests.
      http://www.passyourdrugtest.com/timetable.htm

  35. QUESTION:
    Stinger detox. please help! drug test tomorrow!?
    Okay. i bought some stinger 5x strength detox. The directions are to take it 60 to 90 minutes before wanting to be clean. and avoid unwanted toxins for 48 hours (thc, drugs.) well this morning around 5 am i smoked some herbal incense (spice) im not sure if that counts as a toxin or not. I only weigh 120. and this detox is for people who have been heavily exposed (smoked alotttt of weed) and for larger individuals. my test is tomorrow. not sure what time. thinkin around noon. i plan on drinking a bunch of water and cranberry juice today and tomorrow. and take that stinger. I just want some reviews if anyone has taken stinger before.
    Oh and by the way. dont post answers saying its not going to work.or nothing works or. its just a scam. Because you dont know sh*t. Ive known plenty of people who have passed a drug test with detox. and other methods of cleansing. I passed just by chugging water for 2 days straight. I just want some straight answers.

    • ANSWER:
      o wow all yall are dumb. if you do not smoke or know people who have used this, how are u gon say its a scam or it doesnt work?.. but yea i know for sure if you havent smoked for at least 3-7 days and take this drink you will show up clean on drug tests. I know someone that passed a walmart drug test within 5 days of smoking weed. And his nephew that did the same to pass a p.o. test so from what i can tell it works. And theirs werent even the 5x strength one just the regular one. so justt try to work out or run a little bit to contribute to the cleanness if you have time to. Good luck to anyone tryin to pass a drug test!

  36. QUESTION:
    Will I pass a labcorp drug test if I passed a home drug test twice?
    I smoked about 5 days ago and have a labcorp test in 2 days. Ive used a stinger detox drink as well as a 2 day detox drink from GNC. Ive also went to the gym and used the sauna.Today and yesterday Ive taken a firstcheck marijuana test from cvs and passed both times. And please dont give me the if you dont do drugs this wont happen speech!!!!

    • ANSWER:

  37. QUESTION:
    (urgent) someone please help me, its about drugtesting?
    i have a drug test for probation in a week i smoked about 2 joints 13 days ago and before that i was drug free, now i know im stupid and i know i messed up im never going to touch that Poison as long as i live. so sense then i have started drinking lipton green tea AOX (antioxidant), two large cups almost every day, and i also plan on buying an extra strength stinger detox on the day of the test. so my question is am i going to be ok do you think i will pass?

    • ANSWER:
      Cut the detox stuff. It doesn't do anything except for the hours before the test. It's been almost two weeks since you smoked, and you have another week to go. You'll be fine.

      If there's anything you want to do for more confidence, or if you slip and smoke again, drink a detox the morning of the test. Drink a lot of water before the test, but not so your urine turns clear. With the detox stuff, it should still be yellow. Make sure you pee every 30 minutes starting a couple hours prior, and your body won't have enough time to let the metabolites from the THC into your urine. Because you'll have to pee by then!

      Good luck, and best wishes for staying clean in the future.

  38. QUESTION:
    >>so i have this drug test right....<<?
    it is for probation, and it is tomorrow morning at 11 am. I smoked half a bowl 4 and a half weeks ago, ive been running, staying very active, taking niacin, cranberry pills, drinking a ton of water. I just bought a store bought test and failed it with a SOLID line... and im a small dude, i weigh like 130 and have very little fat. A girl that goes to my probation office got away with using a stinger detox drink, i would get one but it is already too late.

    I am on probation for doing stupid shit with a friend while he was drunk. We got a class b misdemeanor and for me it was not drug, alcohol or violence related. So if i told my PO straight up what would be likely to happen?>

    ..i just enrolled in school and finally found a job and this is going to mess everything up for me.

    i need your help plz. I do not smoke at all anymore and dont plan on it even after probation. I know i should not have smoked.

    • ANSWER:

  39. QUESTION:
    I need to pass a drug test probably within the next 2 weeks.?
    I'm a quite heavy smoker, smoking between 1, or 2 grams a day. I have a job interview on feb 20th with Union Pacific, and with my aunt being a current employee with the railroad I know they drug test. I really don't wanna trust a detox as all they do is "mask" the THC and even though they've aparently worked for a bunch of people I know, i also read alot that most are scams. I looked at 7 day stinger, which is supposed to fully clean you out after 7 days, but also dont trust it as it costs , i can probably get a bottle for dirt cheap from my local smoke shop (close with owner) but still, any other things I should do?

    maybe borrow someones urine? how do I keep it warm? and how do i bring it into the clinic?

    • ANSWER:

  40. QUESTION:
    (Urgent) can i get clean from THC in 20 days, please help i dont do this often im not a bad kid?
    i have a drug test for probation in a week i smoked about 2 joints 13 days ago and before that i was drug free, now i know im stupid and i know i messed up im never going to touch that Poison as long as i live. so sense then i have started drinking lipton green tea AOX (antioxidant), two large cups almost every day, and i also plan on buying an extra strength stinger detox on the day of the test. so my question is am i going to be ok do you think i will pass?

    • ANSWER:
      Drink lots of water! It'll help flush it out. Drink at least 8 glasses a day. You should get a small tube container and pay someone pee in it for you then use it for the test. Unless they watch you pee. And the person has to be clean of drugs obviously lol.

  41. QUESTION:
    Please help how can i get clean in twenty days?
    ok i know i messed up really bad im so stupid i hate myself for this. i smoked a joint friday night and again on saturday night, i now have twenty days before my next probation appointment and if i fail i go to jail for 6 months. i need to pass this i have learned my lesson i will never touch that poison again. if anyone out there can help me i would sincerely appreciate it, im not a bad kid im really not. im actually trying to stay on God's path he has helped me so much and i just keep messing up one way or another i wont give up though. if anyone would please take the time to help me i would be very thankful. i weigh 140 pounds i plan to drink three glasses of lipton green tea A.O.X every day before the test and im going to buy a stinger detox right before the test as well. im hoping this works if anyone knows any other steps please tell me, i also plan on riding my bike alot so i can sweat. God bless

    • ANSWER:
      stay in a sauna or steam room for a long time so that u sweat heaps
      athletes do it before they do a sport so they sweat and lose weight so it must work

  42. QUESTION:
    im in big trouble please someone help me, how can i get clean?
    ok i know i messed up really bad im so stupid i hate myself for this. i smoked a joint friday night and again on saturday night, i now have twenty days before my next probation appointment and if i fail i go to jail for 6 months. i need to pass this i have learned my lesson i will never touch that poison again. if anyone out there can help me i would sincerely appreciate it, im not a bad kid im really not. im actually trying to stay on God's path he has helped me so much and i just keep messing up one way or another i wont give up though. if anyone would please take the time to help me i would be very thankful. i weigh 140 pounds i plan to drink three glasses of lipton green tea A.O.X every day before the test and im going to buy a stinger detox right before the test as well. im hoping this works if anyone knows any other steps please tell me, i also plan on riding my bike alot so i can sweat. God bless

    • ANSWER:

  43. QUESTION:
    (urgent) how can i get T.H.C. out of my body please help?
    ok i know i messed up really bad im so stupid i hate myself for this. i smoked a joint friday night and again on saturday night, i now have twenty days before my next probation appointment and if i fail i go to jail for 6 months. i need to pass this i have learned my lesson i will never touch that poison again. if anyone out there can help me i would sincerely appreciate it, im not a bad kid im really not. im actually trying to stay on God's path he has helped me so much and i just keep messing up one way or another i wont give up though. if anyone would please take the time to help me i would be very thankful. i weigh 140 pounds i plan to drink three glasses of lipton green tea A.O.X every day before the test and im going to buy a stinger detox right before the test as well. im hoping this works if anyone knows any other steps please tell me, i also plan on riding my bike alot so i can sweat. God bless

    • ANSWER:
      Alright, You Just Need To Stop It From Now On

      Walk On The Right Path
      Do The Things Your Planning To Do..
      Don't Go Back There Again

      Bcuz Gods Giving You Another Chance!
      20 Days! You Can Change It All Around!

      Believe In Yourself ?.. Right?
      Believe In God ?.. Right?

      Then God Will Save You This Time As Well!
      If You Truly Are Going To Change, Then No1 Can Stop You From Succeeding!

      Good Luck

      Hope This Helps!

      ;)

      Bless

      D.D<3

  44. QUESTION:
    Has anyone use stinger buzz 5x detox?
    Does it work?

    • ANSWER:
      Sorry, but the only reliably detox is TIME.

  45. QUESTION:
    How Do i get weed outta my system like FASSTTTT?!?!?
    HELP!

    • ANSWER:
      OK I HAVE ONE EVEN BETTER THAN "KUSH" ! WEED HAS NO "SET TIME" OF BEING IN UR SYSTEM. IT ALL DEPENDS ON BODY WEIGHT. THC (WEED) STAYS IN UR FAT CELLS. i AM 5'8 140 PDS. I GET DRUG TESTED 2 A MONTH, SO I KNOW WHAT IM TALKING ABOUT.

      R U LISTENING.

      cRANBERRY JUICE CRANBERRY HUICE HAS ANTIOXIDENTS IN IT. IM DRINKIN IT RIGHT NOW CAUSE I PISS ON FRIDAY. JUST SMOKED LAST NIGHT. ANYTHING LIKE GREEN TEA, CRANBERRY JUICE OR PILLS, WATER. DRINK ALOT.

      THIS IS HOW I DO IT.

      DRINK REGULAR AMOUNTS OF WATER,CRANBERRY ETC. ABOUT 4-6 GLASSES DAILY. UNTIL ABOUT 3 DAYS BEFORE UR DRUG TEST. THEN START POUNDING. DRINK ABOUT 2-3 GLASSES AFTER U WAKE UP AND TAKE UR MORNING PEE. EVRY TIME U PEE AFTER THAT DRINK AT LEAST 1 GLASS TO REFILL WHAT U JUST LOST. IF U CANT STAND TO DRINK ALOT THERES THIS DETOX DRINK U CAN GET AT A HEAD SHOP ITS CALLED "STINGER" THE BLUE KIND IS THE BEST. ITS ABOUT 25.00 U MOGHT WANT TO GO TO WALMART OR RITE AIDE AND BUY ONE OF THOSE AT HOME TEST. MAKE SURE U GET ONE JUST FOR THC ITS ABOUT 15.00 JUST TO MAKE SURE.

      BEST OF LUCK TO U, IF U HAVE ANYMORE QUESTIONS OR NEED TO ME TO CLEAR SOMETHING UP FEEL FREE TO EMAIL ME.

      BEST OF LUCK TO U!!!

  46. QUESTION:
    Does STINGER TOTAL DETOX really work for drug tests?
    I smoked a litttle bit of thc on last saturday for the first time in like 6 months. I have a drug test for a job (at a lab) on tuesday... the guy
    said it would work... But i want some opinions and experience!

    BTW IF UR GONNA TELL ME NOT TO DO DRUGS...GO SCREWWWW YERSELF! :)

    • ANSWER:
      well im not 100% familar with "Stinger Total Detox" but based on things ive herad about it and other detox drinks is that they dont do anything special, This is because most detox drinks are just diturics (diturics are things that make you pee alot) which can help with getting urine out and such BUT you can do the exact same thing but drink alot of vitamin water/ water or most other liquids lol. But there are some other things that can help you like for my tests (im court ordered to drop ere week) i still smoke like a couple times a week but like 2-3 days before the test stop. (bacause THC only takes a couple days to leave your system, unless you been smokin alot because then it piles on itself making it take like a month). anyways some things to help you pass
      Before Test:
      1. drink alot of water (but not like a super alot because they can test for the creatine level nd see you diluted it)
      2. take 4 asprin a couple hours before the test ( asprin is a blood thinner so less THC gets dropped of into your urine from your blood)
      3. dont work out a day or less before test(THC gets stored up in fat and when you work out you burn fat which releases the THC in the fat)
      During Test
      1. make sure its not your first piss of the day (your first piss is your dirty piss the later the better)
      2. when peeing do your first stream into the toilet then the 2nd stream in the cup nd then the rest in the toilet. (so your first 1/3 of your piss in the toilet, 2/3 of it in the cup , and the rest in the toilet) the middle piss is supposed to be the cleanist idk why tho
      3. fill up the cup only to what is required (usually the first line on it, but you can ask them like "How high does it have to goto?") so the lab has less to work with and less thc :D
      and you theres more i just dont know of the top of my head
      anyway Good luck with the test and hope you get the job :D

  47. QUESTION:
    Will I pass my drug test?
    Just got offered a great job, but my employment is pending upon a drug test. I occasionally smoke cigars with friends. the other day someone had passed me a "cigar" that they told me was just tobacco and i believed them -____-. Turns out it was weed. "corn" to be exact. I realized it was weed as soon as I took the first hit, but after that they kept on passing it to me, and I was already high so I took some more hits, not really thinking. This was at about 7-8pm on august 2nd. I was given a urine test today at about 4:30. This was the first (and last) time I have ever smoked marijuana. Needless to say I'm quite pissed at my friends I once trusted, seeing as they knew I was actively looking for a job and could have a drug test very soon. Anyways to the technical stuff - - I'm about 6'2'', 196lbs. so a small amount over weight. I took a stinger brand detox a few hours before, and drank plenty of water afterwards. The detox is supposed to give u a 5 hour window of cleanliness. Someone told me that there was a specific amount of water I was supposed to drink and no more or else I would have flushed away the detox. Anyways, I know there's people from all walks of life on here, and people who have been where I am before, and am wondering if anyone knows if I will pass or not. This job would be paying me almost 3 times as much as I have been making for years, so I am really stressing about this. .

    • ANSWER:
      First of all, why are you so pissed at your friends when you said you knew there was weed and kept puffing? That is your own fault. Also I am not sure about companies who don't give you the results on the spot. Every place I have ever been to uses the strips to test, so they can do it right away and tell you on the spot, or tell the employer that same day.
      What is "corn" I have never heard that term for weed before. Sounds like something a stupid kid made up.
      Chances are you won't pop on a test if it was a one time thing and you just took a few tokes. You need to be a regular smoker to have an effect on the test or blaze the whole night before if you are not a smoker. The detox drinks are a load of shit. They are not worth the money. Most people get the shits from them or constipated. Yes, you have to have an exact amount of water with it (Detox Drinks) otherwise it affects the outcome. It does not flush you out, those drink only mask the drugs in your system, and eventually flushes out of your system, usually 5 hours.
      Synthetic urine is what you want to use. If you are a smoker and have tests it is good to have one on hand. And don't count on that money back guarantee they advertise either on the detox drinks. The companies have never paid out a failed test to my knowledge, and I have dealt with it over 100 times now.

  48. QUESTION:
    I smoked the day b4 my drug test. but drank detox drink?
    i smoke the day b4 my drug test. well i am a heavy smoker i weight about 150 im 19. i smoked off nd on the week b4 and was clean monday-wednesday then i smoked thursday i hit a few bowls from the bong. and smoked half a blunt. well the next day i went to take my drug test i pissed b4 i took the drink i drank the stinger total body detox drink. then filled the bottle 4 times with water than. pissed about 45 min later then went take my drug test i caught mid stream off my pee. it was clear. will i pass my drug test!!!!
    and no one tell me i shouldnt b smokin in the first place jus answer the question please

    • ANSWER:
      Detox products are scams.

      The only true detox is time. In the case of a "heavy smoker", 4 - 6 WEEKS.
      No shortcuts.

  49. QUESTION:
    Detox for nicotine, stinger drink help?
    I currently smoke cigaretts and I am applying to work at a hospital that is nicotine/Tabacco free. I have an interview later this week and can't have nicotine in my system. I bought a stinger whole body cleanser. On the bottle is says to avoid toxins 48 hour prior to drinking the detox drink... If I smoke up until the day before my interview an drink it before my interview will it not work?!

    • ANSWER:
      It is probably doubtful whether it will "work" at all.

      Most of these drinks work on the premise of dilution. By putting a lot of liquid in, you are hoping to cut the metabolites down under the cut-off. (That is why they only "work" for a limited period of time - they aren't actually clearing anything out of your body)

      It is also why you aren't supposed to take anything for 48 hours before using the drink - after 48 hours, you'll have got rid of the bulk of the metabolites naturally.

      The only way to be certain that there is nothing in your system is to stop using whatever the drug is. If you rely on these "detox" products, you have to be prepared to fail a drugs screen.

  50. QUESTION:
    Will i pass this drug test?
    I've been clean for a month and a half, I smoked about a .8 over the course of 2 days of a very high potency strain if bud. If I don't smoked until my court ordered drug test in 19 days will I pass? If notnwhatncan I do to pass? Thanks

    • ANSWER:
      8 is not much but higher THC content stays in your system longer than regular. If you have 19 days start exercising daily (next 7-10 days) drink allot of water and start taking daily multivitamins for proper body nutrition ( helps if u need to use detox). Also order online home test kit , any thc kit will work (almost any pharmacy have some type of drug test kits). Get lethargic for day or 2 (after this 7-10 days) and take a home test .. use your first morning pee (with highest concentration) if you pass u be good for blood test too.
      I don't think u can substitute so If needed use same day detox , good and easy to get from most GNCs are Q carbo and Stinger or website called drugtestfriend (can also help for hair & saliva tests or with phone consultation )
      btw double check what type of test u have to take, court can require hair, blood or saliva test also. But anyway you be good for saliva test


stinger detox

Detox Recipe

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    What is the recipe for the lemonade & cayenne pepper detox?
    I'm looking for the lemonade, cayenne pepper, and maple syrup detox recipe.

    Also, is it okay to consume small amounts of protein to stay sustained? Or just best to stay away from all during this. My concern is that I wake up early for work and want to be able to focus and be alert throughout the whole day. Can you work out on this diet or will you not have enough energy?

    • ANSWER:
      PURCHASE INGREDIENTS FOR THE LEMONADE CLEANSING DIET!!

      - Lemons (depending on the time of the year ask friends/family for access to a lemon tree. This will cut costs dramatically. Lemons, however are inexpensive and can be purchased at any grocery chain or discount store) Figure you will need 3-5 lemons per day per individual on the Master Cleanser Diet.

      - Organic Grade B Maple Syrup (Call the store before purchasing!! We went to several different stores before finding it at Trader Joes and there were only 2 left. You will go through this quickly, once again - stock up!)

      - Herbal Tea Laxative, Cayenne Pepper, Uniodized Salt (should be able to purchase at any store, make sure to get caffeine free tea)

      - Purified or Spring Water (if you don't already drink purified water, consider investing in a cheap filter, you can also fill up the gallons for .50 a piece).

      Step 2MAKE YOUR LEMONADE CLEANSING DIET SERVINGS FOR THE ENTIRE DAY!!

      It is recommended that you drink 6-10 servings per day. If you want more calories, drink more servings, if you want a little less drink less, but do your best to stay within the recommended amount.

      The following equals 1 serving of the Master Cleanser Lemonade Diet:

      - 2 tbsp (1 fluid oz) freshly squeezed lemon/lime juice (NOT BOTTLED JUICE)
      - 2 tbsp (1 fluid oz) organic grade b maple syrup
      - 1/10 tsp or more cayenne pepper
      - 1 cup (8 fluid oz) purified or filtered water (NOT fluoridated water)

      Get a large pitcher and mix daily serving of Lemonade Cleanser Diet according to your preferred # of servings. Once again, it is recommended 6-10 servings per day.

      Step 3DRINK THE LEMONADE CLEANSING DIET THROUGHOUT THE DAY!

      Put the master cleansing diet in a thermos/coffee cup/water bottle and carry with you throughout the day. Drink whenever feeling hungry. Make sure to bring a refill for your thermos. You will be amazed how the lemonade cleansing diet completely satisfies your hunger and after the first two days, your cravings as well.

      Look through the resource section for Frequently Asked Questions and forums. Consider buying and reading through the book the diet is based on, The Master Cleanser by Stanley Burroughs.

      Enjoy your cleansed body and your renewed independence from cravings and food.

  2. QUESTION:
    Liver Detox recipes that dont require a juicer?
    I'm looking for easy liver detox recipes that taste ok and dont require a juicer to make them. Also they have to be easy ingredients to find. Thanks..

    • ANSWER:
      use the same detox recipe and use a blender to make a smoothie instead.
      youtube video on how and what to use.
      you can leave out the stevia which to me isn't necessary.

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

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

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

      Detoxifying Your Body

      Generally most detox diets will contain the following foods:

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

      Most detox programs will avoid the following:

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

      Reduction of Stress

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

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

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

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

      Ingredients

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

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

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

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

      ~ drink within 10 minutes to gain the optimal benefits from this juice and to avoid oxidation and loss of vital nutrients and enzymes.
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  4. QUESTION:
    Can someone help me with these measures from a recipe?
    So, I'm Spanish and I don't really understand these measures from a detox recipe I found. I mean, I don't need them converted to the european ones, just tell me what the Ts and the oz means.

    2T of lemon juice
    2T grade B maple syrup
    1/10 t of ground cayenne pepper (the red one is the best one to use)
    10 oz of filtered water

    thanks for your help

    • ANSWER:
      T=tablespoon
      t=teaspoon
      oz=ounce

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

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

      Fast.

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

  6. QUESTION:
    What specifically does a detox diet do?
    I'm 56yr old male, just recently hit the gym and would like to know if anyone can point me to a site with detox recipes.

    Many thanks in advance

    • ANSWER:

  7. QUESTION:
    In baking detox need recipe for pizzelle cookies.?
    My oven is broken and my family wants homemade cookies.
    I have my grandmothers pizzelle iron, however lost her pizzelle recipe.
    If you have a recipe or know where I can find one please write.

    • ANSWER:
      Pizzelle cookies

      6 large eggs, beaten
      2 cups granulated sugar
      1/2 cup margarine, melted (not butter)
      1/2 cup canola oil
      1 teaspoon vanilla, to taste
      1 teaspoon almond extract, to taste (optional)
      3 tablespoons anise extract (one whole 1 ounce bottle)
      4 cups all-purpose white flour
      4 teaspoons baking powder
      powdered sugar, to dust cookies (optional)

      Prepare pizzelle iron according to manufacture's instructions.
      Beat eggs well with sugar, then blend in the slightly cooled melted margarine.
      Add oil, extracts, baking powder, and flour (add this 1 cup at a time, mixing in slowly).
      Pour small ladlefuls of batter onto your heated pizzelle iron and cook for just 30 seconds to 1 minute or according to the directions on your pizzelle iron.
      They will be lightly golden when cooked, but still soft -- remove quickly with tongs to a cooling rack.
      As the next cookie is baking, the first cookie will cool and get crisp -- dust both sides with powdered sugar, and remove to plate.
      Serve with coffee.

  8. QUESTION:
    Any detox juicing recipes that are really good?
    I want to use my juicer and am curious if anyone has some really good recipes.

    • ANSWER:
      Squeeze 2 Organic lemon, put some grade b maple syrup, put cayenne pepper, and filtered water. I know... weird right? But according to a lot of people who tried it... the stuff works! Beyonce lost 20 lbs using this Lemon juice protocol. Good luck!

  9. QUESTION:
    Does anyone know of any good detox recipes?
    I am training for a marathon and will be starting a work out/diet routine this week. I have heard that a good way to get a jump start is by drinking some type of detoxification drink. I was hoping someone may have a good recipe that they have used. I feel more comfortable making the drink myself than buying it (so I know exactly what is in it). Please include the amount per serving/day.

    Thanks :)

    • ANSWER:
      Do not buy into all this detox crap. Your body will naturally detox you. All detoxes do is make you starve, give you diarrhea, and dehydrate you. Eating healthy and exercising is what will detox you. You do not need to put your body through the ringer for this to happen.

  10. 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.

  11. QUESTION:
    What do I need to go on the 21 pounds and 21 days diet detox or something similar?
    Can someone give me a list of what I need to buy to go on the 21 pounds and 21 days diet detox? I'm looking for items I can buy at my local heath food store or grocery store.

    • ANSWER:
      it's just liquid so get juices and smoothies. Maybe get a juice recipe book.

  12. QUESTION:
    What is a good 5-7 day detox drink recipe?
    I've looked on the internet for 2 hours and havn't found anything. What is a recipe (please list the ingredients) for a detox drink? Im thinking a drink that you can only have, no eating, drinking anything else, to 5-7 days. Please dont list a smoothie recipe, something to cleanse your system please!

    • ANSWER:
      There's this broth and it really works and helps your digestive system.

      For every 3 Qt water add 2 sliced carrots 1 chopped onion one cup cubed squash 1 cup root veggies (like turnips) 2 cups chopped greens (like kale or parsley) 2 celery stalks 1/2 cup shredded cabbage 4 1/2 slices fresh ginger and 2 cloves of garlic.

      Add Sea Salt and spice to taste and boil on low for 1 hour. (Or longer depending on taste) Cool and strain (discard cooked veggies) then store in a sealed glass container in the fridge. Heat 1 serving at a time as needed (3-4 times a day)

      GOOD LUCK!!!

  13. QUESTION:
    What does a body cleanse and detox do? Do they help you loose some weight?
    I retain water in my middle area. I am going somewhere in a month. Would doing a detox help? What kind would you recomend?

    • ANSWER:
      Yes a detox will help. I lost a lot of weight while on lemonade fasting diet. I recommend you to do master cleanse diet,

      The lemonade diet recipe detail is here:
      •2 tablespoons of freshly squeezed lemon.
      •2 tablespoons of grade B Maple Syrup.
      •Add cayenne pepper according to your preference
      •A glass of pure water.

      Then drink a laxative tea in the morning or night and DON'T Drink the salt water potion although the diet required you to.

      The concoction is hard to swallow and sort of bringing my stomach content to my mouth, I skipped it and my diet was perfect.

      When in hunger resort to fresh salad and it's okay to add baked potato but not for everyday. Don't overdo this diet though, you should know your limit.

  14. QUESTION:
    i need a drinkable detox recipe?
    can anyone give me a good drinkable detox recipe that i dont need a blender for please thx :)
    i need something to loose weight

    • ANSWER:
      First i would go to a store and buy ginger and msg and pulverize it into a paste ( you will need this later) then i would go and take one lemon and take the juice out of it and take some zest. After that take one table spoon of salt and mix it with the paste that you have and add the lemon juice to it. Let this sit in the fridge while you are preparing the other ingriients. If you have an onion in hand then you can use that. Take the skin of the onion and crumble it. (the skin has a chemical that is very potent) Once you have all those ingridnets together mix and then make a solution by adding water. Make sure you eat this with some kimichi as it will multiply the effect.

  15. QUESTION:
    What is a good recipe for an underactive thyroid?
    I am studying Food Science and Technology, AS Applied Science, and I have chosen hypothyroidism as my client group, what I really need help on is to get some good recipes that are low in calories but rich in iodine. However to add to this challenge is that these recipes have to be able to be made in under 1 hour (this is the time slot I am given by the school). Please I really need the help!!!

    • ANSWER:
      Low Thyroid Recipes.Here are a few recipes that might be able to help with your low thyroid function. Bon appetit!

      Guacamole
      Avocado is good for a low thyroid diet
      Ingredients:
      2 avocados
      1 tomato
      Half an onion
      1 clove garlic, grated
      Lemon/lime juice, fresh
      Cilantro (coriander)
      Salt

      This is a quick and easy 10-minute recipe that will impress house guests. The avocado is great for your thyroid too. Just chop and mash up all the ingredients in a bowl, then throw a couple of sprigs of cilantro on top for presentation.
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      Banana Nut Bread

      Ingredients:
      2 bananas, mashed
      1 1/2 cups brown rice flour
      1 tsp. baking powder
      3/4 cup brown rice, old fashioned
      3 egg whites
      1/2 cup raisins
      1/3 cup applesauce
      1/3 cup chopped up Brazil nuts
      1 tsp cinnamon

      All the ingredients in this recipe are excellent for thyroid function. especially Iodine in the bananas and the Selenium in the Brazil nut.

      Combine all wet ingredients: banana, apple sauce, eggs and vanilla. Set aside. Now combine the remaining dry ingredients in a separate bowl. Add the dry mixture to wet mixture slowly, and stir until the two are just combined.

      Spray loaf pan with non-stick spray and pour in the cake mixture. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C), until the top is brown and there are cracks along the top.
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      Lima Bean Hummus
      Ingredients:
      1 can of lima beans
      1/3 cup lemon juice
      1 to 2 cloves minced garlic
      1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
      1/4 cup finely minced parsley leaves
      1 tablespoon paprika
      salt

      This is a great, low fat, hummus snack. The lima beans are an excellent source of Tyrosine for your thyroid, and will also stabilize your blood sugar levels.

      Just take all the above ingredients (except the parsley) and blend until pureed.

      Then take out of the blender and mix in the parsley leaves, and leave in the refrigerator for a few hours. Lastly, add the paprika as a garnish and serve with chopped vegetables like carrots or celery.
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      Brown Rice with Tomato & Avocado
      Ingredients:
      1 cup of brown rice
      15 cherry tomatoes
      1 avocado
      Few sprigs cilantro
      2 garlic cloves (minced)
      1 tablespoon olive oil
      1 lemon (squeezed)

      A delicious recipe with brown rice and avocado, both essential for your thyroid.

      Cook brown rice as directed. Mix all ingredients together, then season to taste and serve on a flat plate. This should serve 2 people, and at 300 calories each its great for a light lunch or dinner.
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      Vegetable Soup

      Ingredients:
      1 Medium Onion, finely chopped
      2 Large Carrots, grated
      1 Leek, finely chopped
      4 New Potatoes, grated
      1 can of Flageolet Beans, drained
      1 Organic Vegetable Stock Cube, mixed with 1ltr of boiled water.
      Salt/Pepper to season
      2 tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil

      Put 1 tbsp of the olive oil into the pot and sauté the onions over a medium heat for approx 4 minutes. Add the grated potatoes and carrots and cook for a further 5 minutes, then add the leek/celery and heat until all of the vegetables are al dente (approx 3 mins).

      Pour in the vegetable stock and keep on the heat until it boils, then take off the heat and slowly puree in your blender. Once it's all been blended to your liking, pour back into the pot and place over a low heat. You can add in Chilli flakes now if you wish (they increase your metabolism) and extra salt/pepper to taste.

      Once it's boiling again, add in the can of Flageolet Beans and cook for a further 2 minutes. Turn off the heat and allow to sit for a few minutes before serving.
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      Liver Detox Shake
      Ingredients:
      1/2 cucumber
      1 apple
      1 banana
      1 lemon (squeezed)
      Half a chili pepper (optional)
      1 garlic clove or as much as desired (optional)
      1 glass of water

      This a delicious, easy drink to make. Add all ingredients into the blender and voila!

      For a little variety, try it with some cilantro, parsley, mint or any other raw food of your choice.
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      Easy Goat Cheese Salad
      Ingredients:
      Rocket lettuce
      Tomato, sliced in half
      Goat cheese
      Pesto

      Goat cheese is a good source of Tyrosine, an amino acid that's essential for your thyroid.

      Cut tomato in half and place on a bed of rocket. Drizzle some pesto sauce on it, then add a slice of goat cheese. Put in the oven for a few minutes until cheese softens.
      http://www.lowthyroiddiet.com/low-thyroid-recipes.htm

  16. QUESTION:
    What's the detox that involves ceyenne peppers? And what are the ingredients and measurements?
    If anyone watches LA Ink, Kat Von D did it for like 5 days but you're really supposed to do it for 10. Anyone have the recipe?

    • ANSWER:
      i think your talkin about the Master Cleanse diet , it has water, lemon juice, ceyenne pepper, and grade b maple syrup , you can look it up in google for the exact directions and recipe

  17. QUESTION:
    What are some tastey detox recipes that can make me lose weight on the spot?
    i am kind of over weight and i need to slim it dwon a little before April&June (my prom in june) HELP!

    • ANSWER:
      prune and date smoothie lose about 4 lbs of fecal matter-r

  18. 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.

  19. QUESTION:
    good home recipes to getting rid of acne?
    i would like to know some good home recipes on getting rid of acne. without buying acne products at the store.

    • ANSWER:
      In the US, millions of dollars are being spent each year on acne medication, and acne skin care products; however, as most people who suffer from acne can attest, the majority of these products only give temporary relief, with the added downside of mild to severe side effects.

      If you're someone who's struggling with mild to moderate acne, you can control it with natural products you can find around the house, or your garden. Here are 5 great acne home remedy recipes that you can prepare right in your kitchen. These are things you can use safely to keep your pores closed, to treat surface infection, reduce swelling, and soften your skin.

      Thyme As An Astringent

      Thyme is excellent for treating acne. Add about 1 tablespoon of dried thyme, or a small bunch of fresh thyme to 1 cup of boiling water, and steep for at least fifteen minutes. Strain and store in a jar in the refrigerator. Apply to skin as an astringent to tighten pores. Keep in the refrigerator for about one week.

      Calendula as a Toner

      Calendula (marigold) is one of those power herbs that has many uses. Taken internally, calendula has been used to reduce inflammation, as a detox to cleanse the liver and gallbladder, and to treat digestive disorders. Calendula is also an excellent skin care herb for the treatment of acne. It soothes inflammation, and it's effective in healing damaged tissue caused by acne.

      Use calendula toner as part of your daily acne skin care regimen. To make the toner, add one teaspoon of dried calendula flowers to one cup of boiling water, and steep until it cools. Strain, and store in a clean jar with a tightly fitting lid. Keep in the refrigerator for about a week.

      Keep Your Pores Clean With Garlic.

      There have been many reports evidencing the healing benefits of garlic when applied to the skin to treat acne. Apply a paste of two crushed cloves of garlic to the face taking care not to get any of it in your eyes. Leave on for no more than 15 minutes. If the smell bothers you, lather your face with pure African black soap, and rinse with warm water.

      This is a good treatment for acne, but you should use it with extreme caution if you have sensitive skin as garlic is very strong, and can burn, or irritate your skin. It's recommended that you do a skin test before applying it to your full face. You can also use garlic juice by crushing the garlic and squeezing the juice through a garlic press. Do spot treatment directly on the pimples, and zits. Leave on for 5 minutes then rinse with warm water.

      Baking Soda As A Mask And Exfoliator

      You can use baking soda to treat acne either as a mask or a scrub. When used as a facial mask, baking powder will absorb all the surface oil, tighten your pores, and leave your skin incredibly soft. To make the mask, mix baking soda with a little water into a paste. Apply to your face, and leave on for ten minutes, or until the mask is dry. Rinse with warm water.

      You can also use baking soda as a scrub to eliminate flaking skin, and excess dirt from you pores. Rinse your face in warm water. While your skin is still dripping wet, begin to massage the baking powder into your skin in a circular motion, apply more water as needed. Follow with your favorite toner or astringent.

      Clay Mask

      Clay has been used as a healing therapy since ancient times. Many animals in the wild, and primitive tribes around the world have used clay instinctively to eliminate toxins from the body, to regulate digestive problems, and to treat skin disorders.

      A clay facial mask does wonders for any kind of skin. In the case of a acne, regular use of clay masks reduce infection, swelling, and help close the pores while leaving you with a glowing skin. If you chose to use clay masks to treat acne, I recommend that you get pure living, therapeutic clay such as montmorillonite, bentonite, or pascalite. There are many prepared clay masks that you can find over the counter; however, most of them contain other ingredients, and preservatives.

      As a remedy to treat acne, I recommend you apply a mask made of pure living clay at least once a week. Mix the clay with water to make a paste, apply to your face avoiding the eyes. Leave on until the clay dries then, rinse off with warm water.

  20. 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!

  21. QUESTION:
    does anyone know the recipe for the detox drink that kat von d & pixie used on LA Ink?
    I am looking for the drink recipe for it. They were drinking it instead of eating and when they felt like doing something unhealthy. It was supposed to cleanse the body. Does anyone have the recipe? I do remember that it looked yellow-ish and it had paprika in it [[ew?]].

    • ANSWER:
      I don't know if this is the one they used but it sounds like the Master Cleanse. I don't have the exact recipe but I know it is water, fresh lemon juice, maple syrup, and cayenne pepper.

      Hope that helps!

  22. 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.

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

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

  24. QUESTION:
    what is a good detoxifying and cleansing drink?
    i'm starting a new diet in the next few days and i'm looking for a good detox and cleanse recipe that will flush me out and you know do its job.

    • ANSWER:
      I came across an interesting article offering colon cleanse advise at http://besthealthfitnessblog.com/ that might answer your question. Below the article are some colon cleansing products that people use. If you click on the product photos, you can read the product information as well as the reviews by people taking it. The prices are greatly discounted too. I hope that helps.

  25. QUESTION:
    Do you have a detox recipe that works?
    Im 13 years old and i weigh 130ish and i've tried everything to lose weight i really want to detox but i cant seem to find a recipe that works can you help me?

    • ANSWER:
      Detox is a dangerous and irresponsible way to lose weight. Your liver and kidneys are all the detox you need. Trust me, you have not tried everything to lose weight. This is not me passing judgment, but the only way to lose weight is to eat right and exercise. If you do that right, you will lose weight. It is that simple.

      If you must do something that is like a detox, get a fiber supplement. Dump a heaping spoonful in a glass of water before each meal. Drink lots of water, too. This is the best way to "detox".

  26. QUESTION:
    What is a good recipe for this situation?
    So i just recently started this cleanse program and it requires me to only eat Vegan i can not eat any sugar and i can only have Ezekiel Bread which i believe is made from sprouted grain or something like that. Does anyone have any recipes that are good. I can't stand to have another bland salad!!

    • ANSWER:
      You should look this up. This is pretty much the diet you want to follow for your detox. There are good recipes here. You can have more than salad.
      http://www.oprah.com/food/Oprahs-21-Day-Cleanse-Menu-Plans

      Good luck

  27. 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

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

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

    Thanks!

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

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

  29. QUESTION:
    What are some great tasting alkaline recipes for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and dessert?
    I have recently started a detox diet and want to know some great tasting alkaline recipes that are quick and easy. I have a very busy schedule and constantly on the go. So, I need to be able to whip something together fast that’s filling and tasty.

    • ANSWER:
      For Breakfast:

      A raw fruit and vegetable smoothie is a great breakfast alkaline recipe. In a blender add a handful of organic raw spinach, one banana, the juice from one orange (and the pulp if wanted), five to six organic baby carrots and eight ounces of aloe vera juice (this will counter balance the acidity of the orange juice, but you will still get the taste).

      Answer: For Lunch or Dinner:

      A quick lunch and/or dinner alkaline recipe is an organic vegetable soup. In a slow cooker place your favorite organic vegetables (e.g. spinach, broccoli, and carrots or green beans, corn, leeks, and potatoes). Pour organic low sodium vegetable broth on top and season with Braggs Amino. Cook until vegetables are tender, blend half the soup then mix back in for a creamier texture.

      Answer: For Dessert:

      A fast and delicious alkaline recipe for dessert is an organic fruit-yogurt sorbet. Just blend half a cup of each of organic blueberries, strawberries, mango, and vanilla Greek yogurt. Pour into a freezer safe container and chill until the mixture has become thickened. Keep on hand to fulfill your sweet tooth.

  30. QUESTION:
    what is a good detox drink recipe?
    Im trying to drop some weight, and I know this probably isnt the best method, but Im not looking for people to tell me this is bad, I just want a recipe, any ideas?

    • 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.

  31. 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.,

  32. QUESTION:
    What natural herbs,nutrients would you use in a steaming for face?
    I am allergic to everything under the sun,natural included. I would like to start steaming my face with a mild salt, tea or herb. What would be the best to help detox the surface,nothing that smells strong.
    I am looking in my cabinets not stores thanks in advance.

    • ANSWER:
      please use aloe vera gel . buy some plants of aloe vera use only gel of leaf not green part . lot of recipe available on aloe vera web you can select . before using of aloe vera simply check reaction rub the gel on Your arm and see result of Allergy. please visit ( aloe vera uses )

  33. QUESTION:
    what are some good recipes for vegetable juices detoxifiers?
    I am wanting to do the Marthas Vineyard Detox Diet. I am needing to get more recipes for different juices.

    • ANSWER:
      Leafy green veg, beets, carrots, fruits like melons and herbs too, I make up a veggie juice blend and fine it detoxes me and keeps my bowel clean, I also add some brewed organic green tea, for the antioxident principals in it also.

  34. QUESTION:
    What are some good fruit and vegetable meal plans?
    My husband wants to go on a 20 day fruit and vegetable detox but I am having troubles to come up with meal plans for these 20 days. Any ideas?

    • ANSWER:
      Gordon Ramsay's broccoli soup recipe is very simple and incredibly delicious. Bring some water to a boil, add lots of sea salt and pepper, add fresh broccoli, cover with more sea salt and pepper and simmer until tender. Then blend it with some of the broccoli water until smooth. Serve with a drizzle of olive oil. It's amazing for something with just a few ingredients!

  35. 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.

  36. QUESTION:
    What are some good detox juicing recipes?
    I am new to juicing so any pointers are good. I can't do Beets they taste terrible.

    • ANSWER:
      You should never juice just beets and drink that - that will make you throw up! Can you mix them in with other ingredients? I've never met anyone who doesn't like beets!! ;) Well, here are some juicing recipes that I do (a couple of them do include beets, but you can do without them):

      Mean Green Juice
      6 kale leaves (or any other leafy greens available)
      4 celery stalks
      2 apples
      1 cucumber
      1/2 lemon
      1 thumb size of ginger

      Fruit Juice #1
      watermelon
      pineapple
      ginger

      Fruit Juice #2
      apples
      oranges
      ginger

      Grape Feast
      grapes + lemon
      or
      grapes + apple

      Red Juice
      2 peeled beets
      3 large carrots
      1 green apple
      1/2 lemon
      1" ginger

      Radiant Lemonade
      1 large carrot, topped, tailed, and peeled if not organic

      10 radishes, topped and tailed

      1 apple, quartered

      1 beet, topped and tailed
      
juice and finely grated zest of 2 lemons
      
up to 1.25 cups naturally sparkling mineral water (optional)

      ~ Juice the first 4 ingredients. Add the lemon juice and zest. If you want a longer, fizzy drink, add the mineral water.

  37. QUESTION:
    Does anyone have the detox juice diet recipes that were in Women's World magazine in Summer of 2008?
    The article was about losing 30 pounds in 2 weeks.There were about six different juice recipes to make.

    • ANSWER:
      Hi Erose

      I'm afraid I don't have those recipes but I just wanted to say that if you are serious about losing weight you do need much more than just recipes.

      You really need to follow a plan which will take into account every aspect of detoxing.

      One thing I would say is that 30lbs in 2 weeks is a bit extreme, that's over 2lbs a day every day for 14 days, and realistically that's not going to happen without making you feel ill. I would set a target of 1llb per day and you would lose the 30 lbs in 1 month, which is pretty good!

      Detoxing is not easy and to go back to what I said before, if you follow a plan you are much more likely to succeed. There are some good programs online which are for people who want to detox and lose weight at the same time.

      I know some of these can be purchased for less than 40 bucks so my advice to you is to do that then follow the program to the letter and I'll bet you will have lost your 30 lbs in 1 month or less and feel a whole lot healthier!

      Best of luck!

      Kezzy

  38. 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.

  39. QUESTION:
    Will my metabolism be negatively affected of I juice for a week?
    I have a juicer and recipes because it's something my mom wanted to try for a while and now I want to juice for a week to cleanse and drop unwanted bodyfat - paired with exercise of course. My concerns: will I mess up my metabolism? Will I lose muscle mass? Will it be beneficial to me?

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

  40. QUESTION:
    How does the lemon detox diet work?
    Whats the recipe?
    Do you only drink, the drink or can you eat food?
    How does it work?
    Side effects?
    anything else i need to know will be greatly appreciated
    Thank You
    Merry Christmas

    • ANSWER:
      I found those links. There are many variations of this diet. But the main thing is fresh lemons (or Limes) and water. Lemons/Limes release the toxins in your system(Bacteria and other waste). It is also known to burn fat. The one diet I saw says you must drink the miz 8-10 times a day and eat no food. But it's up to you. This cleanses your system and makes you lose a couple pounds. I hope I helped a bit.
      Merry CHristmas :)

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

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

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

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

  42. QUESTION:
    What are some good tasting recipes for a vegetable and fruit juice cleanse?
    I am beginning my seven day fruit and vegi detox and was wondering if anyone had some tasty recipes they would like to share? I have already made a few and lets just say I never made it through the whole cup. If I am going to survive this entire week I need juices that dont taste like something out of the garbage disposal! So I would love some recipes that I can tolerate and can you also give me the amount needed of each ingredient because I am going to try to make a big batch to last me at least a whole day or two.
    So far I have foods such as
    -apples, carrots, kale, cucumbers, blueberries, lemon, lime, ginger root, celery, broccoli, and I can buy more if I need to.
    If you have done this before and have any feedback on how you did and your results I would love to hear them! Also if you have any tips on how to survive the detox!?
    Would it be acceptable to eat one normal meal a day? Like oatmeal with fruit for breakfast then juice the rest of the day, or would that just defeat the purpose?
    When on this detox, can I also eat fruit and vegis without juicing them or will that not have the same affect?
    Thanks for the help!!!! Cant wait t get started!!

    • ANSWER:

  43. 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!

  44. QUESTION:
    Does anyone have a homemade recipe for a body detox?
    I just started working out at the gym and walking. I am obese but I am trying to lose weight. Since working out and sweating, i have noticed a foul odor coming out of my sweat. This is not my sweat from childhood, believe me. So I assumed I needed to detox. Help with that.

    • ANSWER:
      Golden seal capsules. Find them at the local health food store.

  45. QUESTION:
    What is a good way to kickstart a diet?
    If you get a good start, you usually are so pleased you keep on the right track. The only thing i have tried before is a 3 day detox, practically starvation, and I don't want to do it again!

    • ANSWER:
      First: DON'T STARVE YOURSELF! It's painful, and starving yourself makes your body resort to cannibalism. Plus, if you lose that weight quickly due to severe dieting, you have a 75% chance of gaining it all back once you stop dieting. Not cool, I know, but it's the truth.

      The best way to diet is to eat less and exercise more. (I have done so much research and diet-searching, and this really does work the best. There is no miracle pill or drink that sheds the pounds.)

      I would suggest starting with 20 to 30 minutes of cardio (swimming, running, jump roping, etc.) for the first week and gradually increasing your workout times. Trust me, just jumping from 0 hours to 2 hours of exercise will only make you feel burned out. Also, remember to give yourself a rest day so you won't feel helpless if you really hate exercising.

      When you're on your diet, remember that every food is good in moderation. Cutting out certain foods, like good fats (which are found in nuts, olive oil, seeds), will not help you lose weight; it'll only compromise your health. Try eating a balanced diet including a little from each food group. Whole grains and low-fat dairy products in addition to a healthy diet and exercise have been known to make smaller waists. Foods rich in fiber (whole grains, pastas, vegetables) will fill you up faster and make you feel full longer. Eat smaller portions and cut back on junk food. Don't make your favorite chips forbidden, or you'll only want it even more. (speaking from experience here.) Try subsituting low-fat frozen yogurt for high-fat ice cream, or potato chips for fat-free Pringles. Do a search on yahoo for recipes light in calories but big on taste, and try some. Getting involved in light cooking helps most people get motivated to eat healthier.

      Counting calories will help, though it's not completely necessary. For your weight loss goals, you want to keep your caloric intake somewhere around 1,500 to 1,700. An active woman should never get less than 1,400 calories a day, and an active man should never get less than 1,600 calories a day.

      Little changes in your diet and lifestyle will help loads. For example, take the stairs instead of the elevator. Keeping a list of heart healthy snacks on the fridge will make junk food less tempting. Instead of topping your cheese sandwich with mayo, make it with a tomato slice instead. Whole grain foods and low-fat milk products have been tested in many weight loss experiments and have been found to help you lose weight. And the almighty sugarless chewing gum: Chewing it helped me stop snacking endlessly and lose 15 pounds over 6 months. (Mind you, it's okay to snack, but it helped me stop snacking on junk food.)

      And finally, don't get discouraged! Dieting takes willpower, but if you really want to have a slimmer, healthy-looking figure and you work at it, the results WILL come up, I promise. Good luck!

  46. QUESTION:
    How to do the lemonade diet?
    i want to detox? whats the recipe for it, and how long do you do it for?

    • ANSWER:
      i don't think a lemonade diet would work for detox to be honest

  47. QUESTION:
    Can anyone tell me anything about the detox diet?
    What is it? Can someone give me a recipe? How many times a day do i have to drink or eat whatever it is?
    how many times can i do the diet? does it have a limit?

    • ANSWER:

  48. QUESTION:
    What is a simple detox drink recipe with out lemon and cayenne pepper?
    I'm try to lose weight fast for the summer so please help?? Btw I'm 13

    • ANSWER:
      Iced Ginger-Green Tea
      Both green tea and ginger have fat-blasting properties. The green tea contains nutrients that help block fat absorption. And both the tea and ginger help raise metabolism and help your body utilize carbs more efficiently.

      Ingredients
      12 quarter-inch slices of fresh ginger
      4 tbsp loose green tea or 12 bags
      3 cups water

      Directions
      Bring the water to a boil. Turn off the heat and let the tea and ginger soak in the boiling water for 5 minutes. Remove the tea bags or leaves and pour the concentrated tea into a jug. Fill the rest of the jug with cool water. Put the tea in the refrigerator for 2-3 hours to chill. Then enjoy!

  49. QUESTION:
    Does anyone have the recipe for a weight loss detox drink?
    It contains water, caynenne pepper, maple syrup, and lemon juice. It was recently used by Beyonce. Any help would be greatly appreciated. The recipe was once used in a magazine, but unfortunately i threw it out.

    • ANSWER:
      The maple syrup diet, i heard beyonce tried it, i'm sure if you typed in google maple syrup diet it would come up with it i wanna try it!

  50. QUESTION:
    Does anybody know of any good homemade detox recipes?
    Easy 10 points
    Easy 10 points,

    detox smoothies, hot drinks..Whatever you know will help. =)
    Why is everyone talking about DRUGS?! I mean like maple syrpy diet, hot water and herbs type thing. Hahah

    • ANSWER:
      I am sort of doing a detox atm for summer!
      This is what I am doing...
      Breakfast: either a fresh fruit & veg juice or fresh fruit
      Lunch: I make a big salad with cos lettuce, cucumber, capsicum, tomato, a can of bean mix, lemon juice & sea salt
      Dinner: Last night I had 4 rice cakes with tahini & honey only because I didnt wanna eat more fruit & veg.
      Snacks: almonds, brazil nuts, dried apricots, grapes

      I hope this helps in some way!


detox recipe

3 Day Cleanse

There are people who underwent the three-day detoxification system as a method for rapid weight loss whereas other people undergo it in order to detox their bodies. The basis why people undergo this sort of detoxification program are mainly because: 1) losing weight, 2) body cleansing, and 3) begin a diet and undertake daily life changes.

One of these three may possibly be your reason and this can actually be your inspiration in order to be successful, whatever your goal may be. This article can offer an independent look on each of the top explanations why people are undertaking body detoxification. This can truly help make an expectation on the things that can be attained as well. Assertions such as "My body has lost ten pounds in only three days!" can actually be seen today. There is reality in these sayings for the reason that in just 3 straight days, around five to ten pounds have already been taken away from your body. This is just amazing if you like to get rid of a few pounds fast.

The only problem that you can encounter is the maintenance of your weight once the detoxification has already been done. If you happen to prolong your old life and not apply the changes that you have succesfully done during the cleansing, then you can definitely acquire the lost weight in no time. Most people do not really want to lose and gain and vice versa all the time. This can truly do you more harm than good if this persists. That is the explanation why there is a requirement for a weight loss and a weight management method also. The three-day detoxification diet is formed to cleanse the contaminations and toxins located in the body and reducing weight is just another side effect. By drinking lots of water, fresh fruits and vegetable juices, and removing foods that can only contribute contamination in the body, the impurities can effectively be rid off.

Also, by doing this constantly, the body goes through a natural way of removing the poisons in the body which can bring about a more relaxed feeling. Make the three-day detoxification program as a starting point in order for you to arrive at your bigger objective of attaining a healthy living. Executing this involves a constant process and not just a quick detoxification diet. Transforming some things in your life can truly help you to acquire the aim that you like to have. The modifications may be big or small but even the small changes can actually cause a lot of fantastic improvements. For example, do a detoxification diet for three days and obligate to drinking two liters of water each day.

After that, add an orange more willingly than a pop-tart for your breakfast and an apple at lunch as opposed to chips. This doing has already increased your intake of the good stuff and diminished your intake of the awful stuff. You only must get used to the little changes and never discontinue until they become daily habits such as a thirty minute brisk walk everyday. You will be amazed how these small alterations can actually make a great change in your future life. Simply set some goals and do everything you can to achieve them.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    What could happen if I go on a 3 day grape and prune diet?
    I haven't been eating very well and I feel like cleaning my system before I do more damage on the holiday parties. So I though maybe go on a 3 day cleansing diet. Eating only prunes, grapes water. And a vitamin tablet. Do you think that might be too much crashing?

    • ANSWER:
      mm that sounds good...i feel that way too. i'm no health expert but i think that would be fine. just check the calorie content of prunes so you don't eat too many - dried fruit has more calories than you would think

      hope i helped!!

  2. QUESTION:
    What to eat right after cleanse to keep metabolism speedy?
    After a 3 day cleanse of only drinking lots of water and green tea, exactly what should I eat and in what proportions to get my metabolism going again at a healthy pace? (I'm 5 ft 8 in and weigh 190).

    • ANSWER:
      after 3 days of only drinking those your metabolism will be very very very slow, anything you eat will go straight to fat storage!

      have fun gaining 3-5 pounds!!

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

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

    Thanks

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  4. QUESTION:
    What are good 3-day cleanses that won't leave me feeling like a zombie?
    Lately, I haven't been feeling entirely up to par and I want to do a three day cleanse to flush my body. I am a student, so it is of paramount importance that the cleanse doesn't leave me extremely tired. I was thinking of the lemon water cleanse, but I think that would be dangerous to do for three days. What are some other cleanses that I can do for three days that won't leave be de-energized?

    • ANSWER:
      You’re having a Freudian moment.
      You want to “flush” your body...like “down the toilet” (that is where I would flush things).

      You’re a student, and in some countries (like the US), if you’re a student, you eat crappy school or university food with some junk fast food for good measure.
      You’ll never be up to par with a bad diet if you do not eat home cooked healthy meals.

      If you have a bad diet, you have no energy. If you have no energy, you’re not very active. If you’re not very active, you lack muscle mass. If you lack muscle mass, you feel weak...no amount of lemons will fix that problem.

      Also “cleanse” ≠ clean. Cleansing = messing up the natural balance of your digestive system. Your body is cleaning itself. Do not mess up with the natural flora of your digestive system, your colon or your vagina.

      If you want energy then eat a lot, eat healthy food, be very active and the more muscle mass you’ll get, the stronger you’ll feel.
      Just watch out about not developing an exercise addiction.
      After about 30 minutes in your THR zone, the body starts releasing chemicals to prevent pain so you can keep going. Those natural chemicals (endorphins, epinephrine, serotonin, and dopamine, among others) make you feel so good…happy, energetic...

      If you cannot wait to exercise and hurt if you don’t, take a 3 weeks break.

  5. QUESTION:
    3 day cleanse-fruit, veggies, liquids, plus extra hour of yoga-does this work?
    I heard of a 3 day cleanse. You eat only fruit, veggies, and liquids, like water, 100% juice, and maybe some vitamin water of sorts. You are also suppose to do an extra hour of exercise, I was thinking yoga. Do you know if this works?

    • ANSWER:
      3 days is kind of short i would extend it to 6 days. this will fully cleanse you as well as drop some good weight. best of luck

  6. QUESTION:
    Is the Shakeology 3-Days Cleanse work?
    I've been taking Shakeology for about 5 months already. I've always herd about 3-Day Cleanse and decided I want to try but want to make sure I do it right. Tips/Answer. Thanks

    • ANSWER:
      Ok so the Shakeology cleanse

      3 shakes for each meal for 3 days.

      Shakeology mixed with water and ice.

      Drink green tea in the morning and in the evening

      With your shake for dinner eat a salad with 4 oz of white protein (fish, chicken)

      You are allowed 2 fruits a day if you need more energy

      Don't do any heavy exercise such as Insanity or P90X - you won't be eating enough calories to sustain the workout.

      Hope this helps

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

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

  8. QUESTION:
    Does anyone know what the cleanse is at Medical Weight Loss Clinic?
    I heard it is a 3 day cleanse.

    • ANSWER:
      I have been through it all and know what's it about. The main thing is to stick in there. You can't be an addict to food and never exercise if you want to live a healthy life and keep the weight off. I've worked out, done every diet, and all types of classes.

      Nothing works, besides dedication and intelligence towards the subject of losing weight.

      First, depending on how much weight you need to lose, your diet is the first concern. You can't eat 10,000 calories a day and expect the weight to come off, even if you are exercising a lot. Which brings us to the next thing. Duh, Exercising...

      This is a must especially if you need to a lot of weight. Get at least 30 mins of some good hardcore exercising. Do some cardio, in the long run, it's good for the heart.

      However, I find the most hardest part of losing weight/keeping it off, in my diet. It's so hard to keep your fingers out of the cookie jar or those chocolate goodies. I've found a great addition to help any one out, it's a natural weight loss supplement called Proactol. Now don't get all crazy on me and say diet pills don't work. That is true, but not in this case. This one isn't meant to burn pounds while you sit on the couch. It's an appetite suppressant, along with being a fat binder. I saved money on the pills at theweightlossplace. com along with getting some good info. It basically makes those fingers not go towards the cookie jar. For me it's the best pill I've tried and I've tried cupboards full. Now this doesn't mean you have to follow my foot steps but I've successfully lost roughly 70 pounds and keeping it off til this day.

      Well good luck and remember what I said, Dedicate.

  9. 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?

  10. QUESTION:
    Help ho can I make premade food for 3 days?
    Ok my mom is doing a cleanse for 3 days! I am 13 and pretty good at cooking so don't simplify things to much! Tips on HEALTHY homemade meals that u can make in advance? I want to try to loose some pounds(not in 3 days) but start a diet! So any tips? We are going to the grocery store soon thats why I ask so I can make my food! And I don't have time @ lunch(homeschool) to make myself lunch! Thank You! :)

    • ANSWER:
      casseroles and freeze mac and cheese , rice and stir fry, meat balls and pasta,chili , meatballs marinara etc.

  11. QUESTION:
    Is there any gentle colon / bowel cleanse that I can do without buying any fancy kit?
    I do use the Renew life cleanses often, but would like to be able to do a 3 day or week cleanse on my own without the purchase of a kit - any ideas?

    • ANSWER:
      Eat a lot of prunes and dates. Wash them down with apple juice. It will clean you out fast.

  12. QUESTION:
    Can I have lemon in warm water on a fast or iwll it start my digestion?
    Hi. I am planning to do a 3 day water fast to cleanse myself. My goal is clearer thinking and loss of addiction. I know that the main goal of a fast is for the stomach to stop working so the body has more energy to do other cleansing tasks. If I dirnk lemon in warm water will that stop that happening? Is it better to fast just n filtered water?

    • ANSWER:
      You won't be thinking very clearly if you starve yourself. You also won't have "loss of addiction".

  13. QUESTION:
    I want to grow a beard but my face gets itchy?
    I want to grow a beard but my face gets itchy after 2 or 3 days? I cleanse it daily but it is still itchy? How to grow unitchy?

    • ANSWER:
      If you can last more than a few days, as the beard growth gets longer, it won't itch so much.

  14. QUESTION:
    Master cleanse - can I use raw honey instead of maple syrup?
    I want to do a 3 day master cleanse and there is no maple syrup in the town where I am visiting.

    • ANSWER:
      I'd stick with the maple syrup. If you aren't able to buy it, you could order some online ahead of time to take with you. Lots of little shops have websites and you can even find it on sites like Amazon.com (actually for a lot cheaper than you can get it in the stores!).

  15. QUESTION:
    Why cant I use Biore Ultra Deep Cleansing Pore Strips more than once in a 3 day peroid? What will happen?
    I just got a box of Biore Ultra Deep Cleansing Pore Strips, and it says I cant use more than one in a 3 day period? What will happen if I do?
    Used another strip today...pulled out more blackheads, and my nose isnt dried out. Im gonna wait 1 day then use it again.

    • ANSWER:
      Your skin will get very dry. The chemicals in the strips are designed to remove excess oil, as well as cleaning your skin, and overuse will remove too much oil to the point where your skin is very dry. You can use them more than the package recommends, but it's risky. Stick to what the package suggests and everything should be fine.

  16. QUESTION:
    how will water fasting for 3 days effect my cup size?
    I've decided to water fast for 3 days with the purpose of mental cleansing, and have worked out a plan to get my metabolism back on track. But because i'm doing this purely for the mental cleansing experience, i'm worried how it will effect my body. though i could chafe off a few pounds, im comfortable with my weight, so im concerned on how it will effect my breast, because that and my stomach are where the majority of my visible fat is. So i guess my real question is will i most likely lose the fat and if so, where? my breast, stomach or both?

    • ANSWER:
      I don't think that will make a difference

  17. QUESTION:
    what is the best/healthiest 3-day cleanse?
    i'm looking to do a 3-day detox cleanse, but i want to do it in the healthiest way possible. nothing too sparse or wildly expensive. anyone have any luck with a good plan?

    • ANSWER:

  18. QUESTION:
    How to get rid of pimples within 2-3 days?
    I'm going to a birthday in about 3 days and need to get rid of all my pimples and acne. I usually wear makeup to cover it up; problem is it's a pool party. I don't have waterproof makeup and don't want to buy it. Anyone have any remedies? Preferably home remedies. I have sensitive/dry skin also. Thank you!

    • ANSWER:
      My skin's cleared up really well with the following routine:
      Wash your face with a gentle wash
      Cleanse with oatmeal, just damp a handful of oats and gently scrub your face with it. Rinse off and pat dry.
      Tone by splashing with cold water
      Rub pure honey over your face (you might have to heat it a tiny bit - like 10 seconds in the microwave) and leave it for 5-10 minutes as a moisturiser, and rinse off.

      You could also try steaming your face. And maybe make an exfoliator. I normally make green tea, let it cool, and then add a bit of it to sugar. Just rub it into your face gently for a few minutes and rinse off.
      Drink water, do exercise, avoid fatty foods and rest.
      Oh, and apparently putting toothpaste on a spot works, but I've never tried this.

  19. QUESTION:
    How to get rid of acne permanently in 3 days?
    Theres this books called How To Get Rid Of Acne in 3 Days. But I don't know where to buy it, or get the money to. Has anyone read it? Does it actually work? How do I get rid of acne in 3 days please give extra detail? Thank you !

    • ANSWER:
      Acnes are identified to strike at will. Particularly if you are a teen, the probabilities are that you may be suffering from both blackheads or whiteheads. To be able to get rid of them, you would be required to cleanse your face with contemporary water and delicate soap. You merely need to take away the surplus oil out of your face.

  20. QUESTION:
    Can you have tea while you are fasting?
    I am going to try to fast for 3 days to cleanse my body. I have never done it before and don't know what you can drink. I thought you could drink only water, but would plain green tea be acceptable (I don't add honey/sweetner or cream)? Anyone have any advice about this?

    • ANSWER:
      It is possible to lose weight rapidly but you should be realistic and accept that if you lose weight quickly then you will without doubt put it all back on again just as quickly. I lost 9 pounds over the past few weeks when I had a wedding to attend, and I did it by following the guidance given on the site in the box below.

  21. QUESTION:
    what is the best cleanse diet for aprox 3 days?
    id like to lose as much as possible in 3-5 days. through a cleanse. i've heard of the lemonade diet. some citrus diet with cayenne pepper. etc. please help!

    • ANSWER:
      The only weight that you will lose will be water weight that you will gain back once you sip anything.

      The only thing a cleanse diet (jeez, just call it what it REALLY is, which is the laxative diet) will do is keep you within ten feet of your bathroom.

  22. QUESTION:
    what are some good gifts to give someone on a diet?
    I have a friend who just finished a 3 day cleanse and she is very dedicated to her dieting (although she doesn't need it) and I wanted to give her something special to help or just motivate or congratulate her on her continued success... any help?

    • ANSWER:
      Some tea maybe, If she's dieting maybe something to keep her stomach cleansed. If she likes sweets except of a gift give her a nice day and make her some marshmallow milk (you heat marshmallows and mix it with milk it actually helps dieting) and just treat her nice. All I know not to much food not too much stress.

  23. QUESTION:
    Have you ever done a fast to rid your body of toxins?
    I want to do a 2-3 day juice fast to cleanse my body of toxins (from non-organic food ie: pesticides, herbicides, dyes etc.). (NOT for weight loss or any other crazy purpose)

    I'm looking for advice from people who have actually done one on how to prepare for it and finish it so I don't mess up my good metabolism and put myself into starvation mode.

    Please only reply if you have experience. Please do not reply and just tell me not to do it. Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      Hey there....

      I've done some fasting in my day! You mentioned specifically a juice fast.....

      I have experience with the grape fast. You can eat as many grapes as you like....well washed of course! Drink unlimited amounts of grape juice and water. You should do this monofast for two days then slowly come back to eating normally, adding food groups from vegan up as you go. If you wish, you can add a small salad at the end of each day.

      Hope I've helped!

  24. QUESTION:
    After a 4 day binge with alcohol whats the best way to cleanse the liver and kidneys?
    I'm healthy. I run 5 miles a day but I just partyd way too hard for 3 days. I am looking to cleanse and flush get the toxins out and rehydrate for a big event coming up.

    • ANSWER:
      Water lots of Water

  25. QUESTION:
    How long does it take to totally cleanse your body, tips?
    normally a healthy freak, I dont usually eat any processed foods or drink alcohol, the past 3 days I feel like I have trashed my body by eating a bunch of junk and drinking too much. How long would it take me to cleanse my body? I'm drinking lots of water, fasting starting tommorow and hitting the sauna twice a day. can you suggest any supps, or any tips to help me get clean?

    • ANSWER:
      drink 3 litres of bleach.

  26. QUESTION:
    what is the best body cleanse to do before starting a diet?
    This weekend was my birthday weekend and I ate WAY more than i should have for the past 3 days. I am getting back on track with exercising and eating healthy starting tomorrow. I was just wondering what the best body cleanse to do before starting a diet was.

    Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      If you really want a body cleanse you can try the new diet of Revital Cleanse Diet Detox Program.You can benefit because this offer a free trial, so you can test yourself and see if it is effective for you (check the source box site).
      Hope this help you !

  27. QUESTION:
    I am looking for a cleanse to clear out my system. I need suggestions for easy-to-make home cleanses please.?
    I need to start some sort of 3-5 day cleanse to clear out my system! I've been feeling lazy and lethargic and I want to start eating healthier. I want to try home-made stuff but if you know of a product out there that is easily found and inexpensive I'm willing to try it too! ive heard of the lemon pepper and honey thing.. it doesn't sound like I'd be able to hang with that. Any suggestions guys?

    • ANSWER:
      Just eat raw fruit (different types) and veggies for 3-5 days and your whole system will be cleansed. On top of that your skin will look as bright as the sun.

      Also, (spicy) peppers are best for cleansing the body out of toxins. Though any peppers would still help towards it.

  28. QUESTION:
    What are the good and bad things about cleanses, are they worth it?
    I'm starting a cleanses tomorrow and I need to know if it's worth it. I'm going on a juice cleanse which means I have a schedule for when I can drink it. When I wake up I drink 16oz of prune juice, then every 30 minutes I switch from 8oz water to 8oz apple juice and do that every half hour for the rest of the day. I will be doing this for 3 days.

    • ANSWER:
      They are ok for people who are bored with a normal diet. Have fun with the prune juice, why not just eat a normal diet, people have survived thousands of years without " cleansing". I'm sure we will survive another decade or so.

  29. QUESTION:
    I have smoked pot every night for the passed 60 days. I am 6 ft 175lbs. How Long will it take before I'm clean?
    For the passed 3 days I have not smoked and I have drinken 2 gallons of water each day with a few glasses of cranberry juice mixed in. I have also started working out and eating extremely healthy. I started a 2 days cleanse from gnc this morning. Not saying that the cleanse will get rid of thc. Any helpful hints or passed experiences?

    • ANSWER:
      hahaa 3 weeks, is he having a laught. it will take at least 3-4 years

  30. QUESTION:
    is it worth doing the master cleanse for only 3 days?
    my mom and i are doing the master cleanse together and were only planning to do it for 3 days because neither of us have done a fast like this before.... is it worth it for only 3 days?

    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!
      Did you know the digestive system is one of the largest contributors to our immune system?
      They don't tell you about the gas, cramping, and bloating you will experience when you start eating again and the body has to rebuild this bacteria population.
      Spend your money in the produce department.
      Good luck.

  31. QUESTION:
    How long are you suppose to stay on the master cleanse?
    I am going to buy the laxative tea, oraganic maple syrup, lemons and canyenne pepper tomorrow.
    How long do I stay on the cleanse, 2 weeks?
    I know that after you finish the cleanse you drink orange juice the 1st day you finished and then you drink orange juice and vegetable soup the 2nd day you finished and fruits and veggies the 3rd day you finish - I am just confused on how long I am suppose to stay on this cleanse, if any of you know - please tell me.

    Thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      for as long as you want. but you probably shouldnt do it for too long because it would end up draining your energy. not to forget you may become malnourished. 2 weeks sounds good to me! good luck

  32. QUESTION:
    How much weight did you loose on the isagenix 30 day program and details on your experience.?
    I am 21yrs old and I have just started the isagenix 30 day program.My goal is to loose 20 pounds by march 17th. I'm on my 3rd day now my first cleanse day.Im a pretty strong person so im not hungry,but I am having alot of stomach pains.nothing to serious though.also headaches but nothing to serious either.but im afraid to take aspirin since i really havent eaten.I do feel really good though.energy is up.not as tired.AND i have lost 5 lbs. in just these 3 days!weird..any sugestions?

    • ANSWER:
      Water Water Water....
      I add a little "want more energy" to it for variety. Also herbal tea..
      It is not weird....it is an adjustment for sure.
      You can have a couple of almonds with your snacks too.
      I have had an apple on a cleanse day too.

      You have a good chance of reaching that goal..Stay strong!!

  33. QUESTION:
    What home remedies help clean out my stomach?
    So I haven’t gone #2 in like 2-3 days? What can I do or take to cleanse my stomach? Do you know about any teas or household products? Oh BTW I smoke do you think this has anything to do with it? I also throw everything up every night :/ Let me know if there is something to fix all this.

    Thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      The inability to defecate in your usual pattern (which varies person to person), coupled with constantly throwing up may indicate a bowel obstruction. Bowel obstruction can be a fatal condition if not treated quickly. See your family Dr ASAP.

  34. QUESTION:
    What if I eat apples for the rest of the year?
    I want to lose weight, I work out, I have a weight loss program, buncha DVDs. I want to do the 3 day Apple and Water Cleanse, where all you eat is apples and drink a lot of water, and cleanse your body of toxins and other stuff. I want to do this and exercise. But for more than 3 days. is it okay? for dinner I will def eat some raw veggies and I drink V8 juice, and I drink whey protein after my workout.

    • ANSWER:

  35. QUESTION:
    Should I go on a 3 day cleanse before going vegan?
    I really wanna go vegan, and I've been a meat eater all my life. How can I make this transition is a cleanse wise?

    • ANSWER:
      If you're talking detox, they are not backed up by science and to be honest usually leave you feeling weak and dizzy. Turning vegan will be detox enough, trust me.

  36. QUESTION:
    3 days from gastric bypass, on the liquid diet for 3 days, how much weight should I lose in these 3 day?
    I've been almost crash dieting, well eating really really healthy! I was told if I gain any weight back in the next 3 days my surgery is cancelled. I am starting the liquid diet. Should I worry that I ate a little more than usual today or should I not worry because I'll lose weight on the liquid diet? I will lose weight, right?

    • ANSWER:
      You will lose. Don't worry about it.

      You are on the liquid diet right now to shrink your fatty liver. So be very compliant right now because if your liver is too fatty and large, and the surgeon cannot work around it, he/she won't be able to do the surgery. You are also doing some sort of bowel cleanse the night before, right? That will drop a pound or two.

      MOST IMPORTANT! do NOT weigh yourself right now. It is crazy enough. If you are following your doctor's guidelines then you have nothing to worry about.

  37. QUESTION:
    How much water should I drink a day to get rid of acne?
    I'm a 15 year old girl, 125 ibs and workout 3 days a week. I want to know how much water I should drink a day to get rid of my acne and how long before it starts to work

    • ANSWER:
      How to Get Rid of Acne: ..................Thanks to Mama Bear for the following.

      Lemon Juice
      Rub fresh lemon juice on your pimples with a gentle hand. The bleaching properties of lemon juice lighten the skin and thus reduce its appearance. Moreover, it removes the topmost layer of the skin surface where bacteria grows and controls the infection. Thus the healthy underlying skin is revealed. If you hesitate to use concentrated lemon juice on the pimple as you fear it may cause skin irritation, then you can dilute it with rose water.

      Application of Ice
      This is an easy way to get rid of pimples overnight. You have to pack up some crushed ice in an aluminum foil in order to prevent them from getting melted quickly. Then put it inside a plastic bag and wrap up the pack with a thin towel. Now apply it over the pimples for 10 to 15 minutes. This will shrink the pores forcing the oil and dirt out of it. When the two main culprits are out, you can expect the pimple to clear up in no time.

      Toothpaste
      You can get rid of pimples overnight using toothpaste. Many people find it highly beneficial for this purpose. Take some toothpaste on the tip of your finger and apply it on the pimple in such a way that the entire pimple is covered up with the toothpaste properly. Leave it on the pimple overnight. Next morning when you wash it off with warm water, you will be pleasantly surprised with the result. The trick is that the toothpaste absorb all the oil from the pimple and reduce its size so much that it becomes invisible. However, a toothpaste with gel content is not suitable for this treatment.

      Baking Soda
      Baking soda is considered as one of the best home remedies for getting rid of pimples overnight. Prepare a thick paste using one cup of baking soda, 3 tablespoons of salt and some water. Rub this paste gently over the affected areas of your face making small circular motions. Leave it on the acne for few minutes and then wash your face with cool water. The exfoliant property of the salt removes the dead skin cells from the pores. The baking soda soften up the skin and restore the normal pH balance of the skin. As a result, the pimple clears up fast.

      Egg Mask
      A simple egg mask can help you in getting rid of pimples from your face. Take one or two eggs as per your requirement. Break them and separate the white portion of the eggs from the yolk. It is the egg white that you need to apply as facial mask on your face. Keep it on the face overnight and then wash off with cold water.

      Apple Cider Vinegar
      Apple cider vinegar is known for its healing and disinfecting properties. To apply it, start with washing the face thoroughly with an antibacterial soap. Pat dry with a towel and then taking a cotton ball apply apple cider vinegar evenly on the affected skin. Leave on for fifteen minutes before washing it off with cold water.

      Steam and Clean
      In the very initial stages of acne when it is still a small zit or just in the form of whitehead and blackhead you can try doing this. Clean your face with cleansing milk using cotton pads. Now scrub it with a gentle face scrub. Take steam on your face for about 8-10 minutes. Now take a sterilized blackhead remover and clean the blackheads and whiteheads. You can also try squeezing pimples if they are very small. Use a clean cotton pad to clean the pus or blood that flows out. Now finish by cleaning the area with an antiseptic lotion or a toner. This procedure will help keep your skin clean and avoid further acne breakouts. Following this everyday before going to bed is one of the easiest ways to get rid of acne fast at home.

      Acne Prevention Tips
      •Do not touch the skin areas which are affected by acne with your fingers, as it can spread the infection to other skin areas as well.
      •Maintain hygiene i.e., use clean bed sheets, pillow cases and towels. Dirty towels can be the breeding ground of germs and bacteria, thereby causing severe cases of acne breakouts.
      •Dandruff and oil in hair can cause acne too, so to prevent that, avoid doing such hair styles which make your hair touch or fall on your face.
      •Exercise everyday as it helps in proper blood circulation, and adequate transfer of oxygen to all the body cells. Exercising will help in both reducing stress and preventing acne.
      •Take shower after undertaking any kind of exercise or physical activity to prevent dirt and sweat from getting accumulated in the skin pores.
      •Drink lots of fluids and water as it will help in elimination of wastes and toxins from the body, resulting in a blemish free, glowing skin.

      Take care! Mama Bear

  38. QUESTION:
    What is suitable fast to go on?
    I would like to know of a good 2 to 7 day fast a person could go on if they have an active lifestyle. I would like to avoid losing weight from it if I can! And would prefer one without any refined sugar (want it to be healthy as possible)
    I have tried the "Master cleanse" for 3 days before and I lost 5 pounds that I did NOT wan't to lose. Not sure if I am being unrealistic, but would appreciate advice from someone who has (experianc) with fasting.

    • ANSWER:
      I wouldn't recommend fasting at all while maintaining an active lifestyle. Some people find short fasts consisting of water and fresh vegetable juice to be purifying. If you absolutely must fast, do it for a very short period of time (1-2 days) and be sure to drink lots of fluids. Do not participate in any strenuous activities. Try to keep somewhat quiet and use the time to rest and relax.

  39. QUESTION:
    Can carpet cleansing after flood can be bad for my cat after 3 days?
    I'm going to visit my family with my cat today. their house just got flooded so some people cleaned and sanitized the carpet. this was three days ago. however, the man asked if there are no animals to make sure no harm is done. can this still be dangerous for my cat after 3 days?

    • ANSWER:
      Yes, it could be dangerous for your cat after three days, especially if you don't have the windows open to ventilate the house. I would wait at least a week before allowing your cat to walk on the carpet.

  40. QUESTION:
    What's the fastest way to cleanse my colon for weight loss?
    I'm suffering from obesity to be completely honest and I'm constipated and haven't been able to use the bathroom in 3 days!

    • ANSWER:
      The most effective way to accelerate weight loss and clean your colon, like you're asking for - you should try Acai Berry. It helps clean out your body AND produce faster weight loss results. You can get a free trial from my link below if you want.

  41. QUESTION:
    How do you do a juice cleanse?
    I'm not sure how to go about doing a juice cleanse. I've heard of some pretty drastic month long ones, and I want nothing like that. Anywhere from 1-3 days would probably be best for me.

    Any advice? Is it even safe? The more the better! Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      juice cleanse????

  42. QUESTION:
    Constant Gas after a 3 day Colon Cleanse?
    I had been taking Chinese Cleansing teas for 3 days and while it took about 12-14 hours from the time I drank the teas to the actually "releasing" of the toxins, I have been eating pro-biotics but today is the first day I went without the teas and I have been having non-stop painful gas. Is this normal and if so why am I experiencing this?
    Thankss!

    • ANSWER:
      Gas pains are usually intense, but brief. Once the gas is gone, your pain often disappears.

      When painful gas and bloating becomes more of a daily burden than an occasional annoyance, it's time for a trip to the doctor to rule out serious illness.

  43. QUESTION:
    How long does it take to detox when a person is addicted to crack?
    This person was addicted to crack, this person spent 3 days at a church in a bathtub being prayed over. When this person got out of the bathtub, they were no longer addicted, they were delivered. Has anyone heard of this method and with how your body reacts when it is detoxing, Is this possible?

    • ANSWER:
      Detoxing is one thing but cleansing the mind is something else.

      Being detoxified - having toxins removed doesn't change the urge at all. Crack cocaine only stays detectible in the body for 1 to 5 days where a urinalysis is concerned.

      The only way for someone to permanently stop smoking crack is to take away their access to it, take them out of that environment, take away their ability to get it, or correct the reason they use it in the first place. Cocaine is a powerful substance. It enhances so many senses that its a difficult feeling to replace or go without...despite the harm it does. That's why its illegal. 3 days in a bathtub doesn't sound like enough.

  44. QUESTION:
    Does the whizzinator/synthetic urine work for employment urine test?
    Just found out I will need to take a urine test in 3 days (I would've cleansed but I will not have enough time). I bought a whizzinator a year & a half ago.

    Will it work? I've searched online about synthetic urine & I've read that it works and that it doesn't work. Thanks to all.

    • ANSWER:
      No, it does not. It is better to fail the test, than to get caught cheating the test.

      If you are a good worker, they might work with you regarding the results of the test. However if you are caught trying to cheat, then the job is gone.

  45. QUESTION:
    What order should I do a total body detox cleanse in?
    So I've done many detox and cleanse periods through my life and I live a pretty healthy life style (I've been a strict vegetarian for almost 15 years and an occasional hiker/runner) But none the less, I've been eating more junk food over the last few months and am feeling the need to do a detox/cleanse some time this month or next as I start to move to a more vegan lifestyle and get back into running.

    I normally tend to do the cleases slowly, taking two weeks to cut down sugar and caffeine etc. Then I do mostly raw food for a day or two, then an other 2 days all raw, then 2 days of juice fasting and two days of water fasting.

    But I'm wondering if this is the best order to do things or if I should reverse the process and do my weaning off caffeine etc. then go right into 2 or 3 days of water fasting followed by juice, then all raw, then mostly raw, then moving back into a normal (healthier) diet.

    What order (or any other suggestions) would you recommend? Thanks so much in advanced! :)

    • ANSWER:
      There's no wrong way of doing a detox.

      I've had great results doing a 16-24 hour fast, then pursue my habit of eating then on. It will eliminate toxins from your body and all that growth hormone producing during a fast will keep ya frisky...and will burn fat too

      Green tea works well, even while fasting.

      Good luck with the vegan lifestyle. I'm more of a steak and eggs person

  46. QUESTION:
    How can I clear up my skin in a couple of days?
    My acne isn't too bad. I just have little, annoying pimples scattered across my face and I'm wondering how I could get rid of them in 2-3 days. I also have a few on my back and chest that need to go. Acne creams and treatments dry my face out to fast and it just ends up red, plimply AND flakey. Washes are fine, but they don't seem to do enough, if anything.

    • ANSWER:
      this tips help me a lot i hope it help u too! sorry it long tips
      Neutrogena Deep Clean: Ideal for normal to oily complexions, remove dirt, oil and makeup also removes dead skin cells. do this 3 times in week

      try Neutrogena Oil-Free Acne Wash.
      it works for me and it take 4-5 days acne gone i do once a day
      tips: when i feel pimple come up i wash my face with Neutrogena until it gone

      for Acne, Whitehead and Blackhead look ingredients in products
      Salicylic Acid: is ideal for unclogging pores and treating blackheads and whiteheads, Bbenzoyl Peroxide: is ideal for acne it kills the bacteria in the pores that cause inflammation and acne.
      retinoids like Retin-A or Differin and lotions containing alpha hydroxy or salicylic acid can help shrink the opening of the pores
      __________________
      Acne treatments such as benzoyl peroxide, topical antibiotics, alpha- and beta-hydroxy acid creams, and tretinoin
      For acne-prone skin, try one of these:

      * Clinique's Acne Solutions Cleansing Foam
      * Clean & Clear Advantage Acne Cleanser
      * Topix Benzoyl Peroxide 5% Wash
      ____________
      Best Practices
      # Wear protective clothing and hats as an additional measure of protection.
      # Avoid the sun during peak hours (10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.)
      #Apply sunscreen at least 30 minutes BEFORE you go out into the sun
      If you go into the sun immediately after applying sunscreen, stay in the shade for the first 30 minutes.
      #Reapply your sunscreen about every 2 hours.
      #Use an SPF-containing lip balm whenever you are out in the sun.

      Tips for Preventing Breakouts
      * Choose "noncomedogenic" hair, skin, & makeup products.
      * Avoid touching your face with your hands. Hands can spread bacteria to facial pores.
      * Rinse off soon after working out to help prevent sweat and skin oils from mixing and clogging pores.
      * Avoid overwashing or using harsh scrubs. These can cause excess oil production.
      * Keep stress under control. Stress doesn't cause acne, but it may lead to overproduction of skin oils.

      Acne Prevention Tips
      1. Cleanse regularly
      2. Exfoliate
      3. Use salicyclic acid
      4. Use benzoyl peroxide

      "Its a process of the pores getting clogged, bacteria growing in the pores, [and pores] getting inflamed," Things you need to do are deep cleansing, using benzyl peroxide & using salicylic acid.

      Natural Acne Remedies
      The most effective means of treating acne-prone skin is to employ varying water temperatures. Washing your face with warm to hot water removes dirt, oil and makeup and opens the skin's pores; rinsing with cool water will then shrink pores and stimulate circulation.
      "Cool water is actually a bit of an anti-inflammatory,
      additional acne treatment: pumpkin.
      Mix 200 grams of pumpkin pulp with 1 tablespoon of non-fat sour cream and apply it to your face. Leave it on for 20 minutes and then rinse with cool water. This will cleanse your face, open up your pores and give your skin a glow!

      For another simple pimple remedy, recommends soaking a chamomile teabag in warm water, then applying the teabag to the affected area for 15 minutes. The teabag works as a warm compress and contains flavonoids and bisabolol, which have anti-inflammatory properties that help soothe the pimple and reduce redness.

  47. QUESTION:
    How long does a bladder infection last?
    I have had one since Wensday. On Thursday my doctor gave me a 3 day antibiotic. I still have pain/cramps in my pelvic area. When will it go away? This morning I took the last pill. When can I have sex again?

    • ANSWER:
      A physician or other health care provider can treat urinary tract infections. The first thing your doctor will do is confirm that you have a UTI by taking a clean-catch urine specimen. At the office or clinic, you'll be asked to wash your genital area with disposable wipes and then urinate into a sterile (bacteria-free) cup. If an infection is found when the specimen is examined, you'll be given antibiotics. Since there are many different antibiotics available, the doctor may then use your urine specimen for a urine culture, which is a test to identify the exact type of bacteria causing your infection. It takes about 48 hours to get results from a urine culture, so you may have to switch antibiotics depending on the results.

      Although antibiotics begin fighting the infection right away, they can't stop all the symptoms right away. If you have a lot of pain, your health care provider may recommend a medication to relieve the pain in your bladder, This medicine will clear up the painful symptoms in about 3 days, although it will usually make you much more comfortable within hours. It's important to take the antibiotics until the prescription is finished. Many people stop taking the medication when they begin to feel better, but that doesn't allow the antibiotics to completely kill the bacteria, which increases the risk that the infection will reappear. If you ever develop a rash from an antibiotic or have difficulty breathing, STOP taking it immediately and call the health care provider who prescribed the medication! For some infections, you may only have to take antibiotics for 3 days, but usually you'll be on medication for 7 to 14 days.

      It's important to drink lots of water during and after treatment because each time you urinate, the bladder cleanses itself a little bit more. Cranberry juice also has been shown to have positive effects on UTIs. DON'T use the kind of juice that says "Juice Cocktail" on the label. That has too much sugar and is not concentrated enough with cranberries. Make sure the cranberry juice is 100% juice, many brands are now 100% cranberry. Quality cranberry juice produces hippuric acid in the urine which acidifies the urine and prevents bacteria from sticking to the walls of the bladder. If pure cranberry juice is not available, cranberry capsules can be substituted. They can be found in most health food stores. Always take these with a large glass of water.

      - You can have sex when your cured.

  48. QUESTION:
    When did you start noticing results with the 14 day acai berry fat burn cleanse and colon cleanse duo?
    I have been taking it for about 3 days, and barely noticed anything

    • ANSWER:
      I have been reading up on the acai berry myself. The acai berry's natural combination of antioxidants, essential fatty acids, phytosterols, and amino acids work together to assit your body and make it function better. Your body will process food more easily and burn fat more efficiently.
      The acai berry has around twenty times the antioxidants of red grapes. It is a wonderful protein, and has a large amount of dietary fiber. The fats contained in the acai berry are healthy omega fats.
      The acai berry is loaded with amino acids, which muscles need to function properly and benefit from exercise. These amino acids combined with fatty acids allow the body to burn fat more effectively and help tone your muscles.

      I have found the following informational site very informative - http://www.acai-health-diet.com.

  49. QUESTION:
    Would it be safe to use laxatives for a one time cleanse?
    I've changed my diet and I'm eating more healthy and I've taken up working out again. I walk about 7 miles a day and I drink a bottle of water or more a day. But I do not have regular bowel movements and I get 20g of fiber a day as well. I'm thinking of trying a 3-day water fast for this weekend to maybe help but I don't think it alone will work so should I maybe take 1 laxative to help with my bowel movements? I don't plan on repeatedly using them or anything I just want to get rid of anything that may be backed up?? I just want to know if it would be safe and okay for me to do?

    • ANSWER:
      Yes, just use a little @ a time. Start w/ 1/3 of the recommended amount.
      When l was really young, some 1 put lots of laxatives in my food & drinks & l got severely sick. Going to the bathroom a lot & throwing up. l lost 8 pounds. lt took me a week to adjust back to food & liquids. l culd only eat & drink a little @ time every day.
      So just have a little laxatives or U'll have to go to the bathroom too much.

  50. QUESTION:
    How long does spice, and nicotine stay in your blood stream?
    I have to take a blood test in about week, and i really got to pass. I haven't smoked spice since yesterday, and i haven't smoked a cigarette in 3 days. How long does spice and nicotine stay in your blood stream? cause it would really suck if that showed up! Any tips on how i can speed up a cleansing process besides detoxing? I plan to drink a lot of water, and green tea, exorcizing daily, and staying clean but please help!

    • ANSWER:
      They don't test for the chemicals in spice and tobacco is not tested for on a standard drug test either.


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