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Juice Recipes For Liver Cleansing

Being overweight is caused by a lot of factors: genetics, emotional eating, digestive problems, as well as depression. By going on a juicing diet, you can increase the speed of your metabolism and feel full longer, reducing the need to eat too much food. Likewise, it can make your body feel better and fill you up with energy. It also helps you to avoid stress and depression.

Cleanse the Body

Vegetables and fruits contain powerful anti-oxidants and other components that will help you feel better while transitioning you to a better body. As such, a juicing diet is one of the best ways to be healthy and strong. Why? By taking in more vegetables and fruits, you cleanse the body and rid it of toxins and waste, allowing you to feel full longer without the need for sugary or carbonated drinks.

How It Works

By starting your day with a fruit or vegetable juice, you allow your body's natural processes to kick in and function optimally. This sets your body in a positive tone for the day, where storing and utilizing energy occurs in healthy cycle. In order for the juicing diet to work, it needs to be part of your daily routine. Following this routine will help you to replace the need for sugary drinks.

Best Fruits and Vegetables to Use

The first guideline when purchasing produce for your juicing diet is to get vegetables and fruits that do not contain too much sugar. Good vegetable choices would be: carrots, cucumbers, beets, tomatoes, zucchini squash, romaine lettuce, sprouts, celery and cabbage. Some vegetables - such as carrots and zucchini - are better peeled before serving. Make sure to clean your vegetables thoroughly in order to remove any harmful fertilizers and pesticides. Combine your vegetables with apples, grapes, and melon juices. For even more variety, you can also try potatoes, eggplant, cucumber and Lima beans.

Be prepared to learn various recipes in order to reach your goals; this will also help to maintain your motivation.

A Few Tips to Remember

Remember that eating your fruits and vegetable raw allows you to ingest more enzymes that contain important vitamins and minerals. Avoid using corn and avocados in your juices as these can increase your chances eating too much sugar. When using celery, remember to use only small amounts in your recipe.

The Benefits

The benefits a juicing diet speaks for itself: lower blood sugar, help with eating disorders, and prevention of kidney disease, liver disease, malnutrition, diabetes, anemia and cancer. It can also help strengthen your immune system. If you are pregnant, consult a doctor before going on a juicing diet.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    What is the best full body cleanse recipe?
    Do they really work? A friend has recommended Hulda Clarks Liver cleanse. The problem is I am 30 to 40 pounds over weight. (was 65 pounds). I lost 25 pretty quick now I am 'stuck'. I walk 2 miles a day fast, I do a 35 minute work out. I eat like a bird. Lots of salad, little to no carbs. Haven't lost an ounce in weeks! I feel better but I want the pounds OFF. My friend says a body cleanse might help kick the weight loss back into gear? I am 44, 5.6 and weigh 193. I need to get at least 30 more pounds off to feel comfortable. Will a body cleanse help?
    I tried a body cleanse from the health store and I noticed NO difference in anything.It was called 'Total Body rapid cleanse by Renew Life. Was a waste of money from what I can tell.

    • ANSWER:
      It is very normal to plateau during stages of weight loss, and very disheartening! Just keep up your commitment. Things that help include lemon juice in warm-hot water every morning (like a shower on the inside) - for the first week just have one large glass of hot water with the juice of up to half a lemon (or lime - not orange) first thing. then if you can, go for a walk. Follow with a vegetable juice, preferably carrot, parsley and celery. then have a good breakfast with some protein, but no processed foods. Eat fresh fruit and veg, preferably no meat, but some fish is OK. Definitely no chicken (growth additives to their food make it hard to lose weight if you eat chicken). Cut out dairy. Nuts and green veg will provide the calcium you need. Eat enough to satisfy you, but don't eat if you are not hungry. It is important to eat enough so that your body doesn't go into "starvation mode" and store everything, ie keep up your metabolic rate.

      Before meals have a large teaspoon of psyllium husks mixed in water - the psyllium acts like a broom through the gut, and also fills you so that you won't eat so much.

      From the second week on, start each day with two large glasses of warm water and lemon juice. (2 glasses the first week can make the cleansing process too fast, resulting in headaches and a feeling of nausea)

      As a general rule: breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a pauper - what you eat at night you tend to store on the hips, but starving yourself just makes it easier to gain weight.

      Make sure you drink lots of water!!!! Add some lemon juice to help make it more palatable if you want.

      Before going to bed each night, spend 5 minutes imagining yourself slim, trim and terrific!

      Well done for getting as far as you have, and good luck with the remaining weight loss. Keep healthy and happy with who you are.

      I hope these tips help and wish you all the best.

  2. QUESTION:
    What is the difference between a lemon and a lime-in a liver cleanse it is advised to drink warm water with?
    fresh lemon juice squeezed in-would using juice from a lime serve the same purpose or is there a difference and what would that be?

    • ANSWER:
      I apologize for my previous reply. Thank you for the clarification.

      As you requested, I did some further research upon the topic and found that both lemons and limes seem to work the same way for this purpose.

      The use of lemon or lime varies depending on the area. For example, in some Latin America countries, what we call "Lemon" is called "Limon Amarillo" (Literally "Yellow Lemon"), and they call limes "Limones" ("Lemons")

      Depending on where did the recipe originated, you may find that they either use one or the other. Some will exclusively say "Lemon Juice", while others will say "Lime Juice"

      Several recipes call for either one or the other saying "lemon or lime juice"

      Since both are highly acidic the results seem to be pretty much the same.

      In conclusion, the only difference you will notice will be in the taste.

  3. QUESTION:
    Has anyone ever heard of a liver cleansing that you can do at home?
    Did you try it, and do you think it really worked?

    I was reading about this, and you're supposed to drink a lot of apple juice for 6 days and then drink water mixed with epsom salts and then another drink with grapefruit right before you sleep, then one more drink with epsom salt in the morning. Anyone heard of this? Anyone do it and can you tell me what you thought?
    This supposedly releases all of the gall stones that have accumulated in the liver. You poop them out after drinking all of this stuff.

    • ANSWER:
      Yes, yes, yes...I have done approx. 10

      A great place to talk to others and learn about it and post questions during your liver/gallbladder cleanse is the Liver Flush Forum at www.curezone.com. You're never alone in what you are experiencing...

      Good docs support this. The ones who would prefer to have your $$$$ for surgery to cut the BG out, NEVER will encourage you! Another example...loads of people take the stones to their docs/have analyzed by labs...the docs who are against anything that takes money out of their pockets will deny they are gallstones...but ER docs and those who see these stones all the time KNOW they are gallstones.

      I am getting ready to start them again this weekend actually...I prefer the Coke Flush (look under recipes at the top of CZ Liver Flush Support page)...get loads more out with that one and it's not as nasty to choke down.

      The goal is to get stones....if you are really congested, you will get what we call 'sand' or 'chaff' and it looks like cornmeal (broken stones)....if you are MASSIVELY congested... you will only get colored water for a flush or two.

      GOOD LUCK!! :)

  4. 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.

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

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

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

      Detoxifying Your Body

      Generally most detox diets will contain the following foods:

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

      Most detox programs will avoid the following:

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

      Reduction of Stress

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

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

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

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

      Ingredients

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

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

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

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

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

  6. QUESTION:
    What are some good recipes for juice fasting?
    I am beginning a juice fast in a couple of days and I am having trouble finding good recipes for juice short of having to purchase a book. Any suggestions?

    • ANSWER:
      Well, it depends on your goals. Are you doing an overall cleanse or are you hoping to concentrate on the liver, the kidneys or the digestive system?
      Here are some universal tips for a juice fast:
      1. Try to juice either a beet OR cabbage at least once per day in your fasting (assuming that you are juicing three or more times per day). Both have excellent cleansing agents.
      2. Make sure you have a good balance of fruit and vegetables.
      3. If you find yourself getting weak, ginger and cantalope are good energy boosters.
      4. You can always incorporate homemade vegetable broth into a juice fast. This might give you a change of scenery.
      5. Cucumber is good for cleaning the blood and pineapple is like the only natural source of bromine, which helps muscle cramps and just tastes good in general! :-) With both the cucumber and pineapple, keep the skin on.

      I have a juice book at home with an entire section devoted to this subject (I'm at work right now). I'll message you later w/ some of my favorite recipes!

  7. 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.

  8. QUESTION:
    How to Perform A Successful Liver Detox?
    I would like to know how to cleanse my liver, whether the remedies are a certain food, over-the-counter medicines, or a combination of the both. I feel tired and sluggish all of the time now and I believe it may be a result of toxins in my liver. If anyone has an answer I'd really appreciate it.

    • ANSWER:
      Go on a green juice diet. It will detox every cell in your body.
      http://livelighter.org/detox-drink-recipes/

  9. QUESTION:
    What's the best recipe for a Rapid Cleanse of your body?
    I'm looking for a way to use products at home to do a rapid cleanse (yes, I know it will be just water weight) my system before I start a healthy weight loss program. I've already lost about 7 lbs (in 3 weeks), but just want to kick start.

    • ANSWER:
      The one that I really like is Lemon juice, Maple syrup, cayenne pepper and warm water. It works really well and the little bit on maple syrup keeps you going so that can replace one or two of your meals in a day. Experiment with the amounts, I usually do about 1-2tablespoons lemon, 2teaspoons maple, pinch of cayenne in a mug full of warm water. It tastes pretty good once you get used to the cayenne.

      And actually if done right, this doesn't just purge your bowels as mentioned above. It is very good for cleansing intestinal parasites and your liver. Just be careful.

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

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

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

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

      Hope this helps

  11. QUESTION:
    Can liquid diet prove effective in colon cleansing?
    Which diet should I opt for effective colon cleansing?

    • ANSWER:
      A liquid diet is good for you entire system every once and a while it is good for the body to cleanse itself.....
      Hot lemonade cleanse is great! Here's the recipe:
      * 2 Tablespoons (1 fluid ounce) fresh-squeezed lemon or lime juice NOT BOTTLED JUICE!! (approx. 1/2 lemon),
      * 2 Tablespoons (1 fluid ounce) organic Grade B maple syrup,
      * 1/10 Teaspoon or more cayenne pepper (hot red pepper), and
      * 1 Cup (8 fluid ounces) purified or spring water, NOT fluoridated water.
      It's a great system cleansing good for liver, colon, gall bladder and kidney stones.......
      take care
      ~G~

  12. QUESTION:
    What is a good acne treatment if I am only getting it on the left side (your left) of my nose?
    i have a pretty clear face, but my nose has a bunch of blackheads and then on the left side, i get a lot of pimples. i use clean & clear right now, the whole 3 step thing, it's not working very well, but it smells good. Is there something more potent over the counter, or should i go to a dermatologist?

    • ANSWER:
      well you can try using lemon juice... it seem like it will help you because it unclogs pores

      Lemon juice contains one of the AHAs or Alpha Hydroxy Acids which is citric acid. It works by sloughing off dead skin, promoting skin elasticity, and enabling new skin cell growth rise from underneath. It also flushes out pores and keeps your skin feeling fresh and bright.

      Lemon Juice Topical Recipe / Instructions

      Ensure your skin is clean.
      Squeeze 1 teaspoon of lemon juice into a small bowl. Use a cotton ball to soak up some juice. Dilute it with water if it burns.
      Dab the juice onto your pimples, whiteheads, blackheads, and pimples.
      Leave on over night and rinse in the morning. Apply it again (under your makeup if you’re female).
      If you find the lemon juice too strong too leave on, even diluted with water, wash it off after 10 minutes in cold water.

      Expect improvements with this remedy after about 2 weeks. At this time, add a gentle cleanser with glycolic acid, like B. Kamins cleanser for normal to oily skin combination.

      Lemon Juice Drink for Acne

      You can use the lemon juice remedy for internal cleansing or detoxifying of the liver and for absorption of important minerals and vitamins. This drink is one of the healthiest juices for your skin and body that is refreshing, easy to drink, and simplest to make.

      In fact, it has so many health benefits aside from clearing acne, that everyone (who isn’t allergic) should be drinking it. This remedy's benefits include:

      eliminating acid waste because it contains minerals (potassium, Vitamin C),
      alleviating constipation,
      cleansing the liver with citric acid and building up enzymes to eliminate blood toxins,
      aiding in digestion
      removing kidney and pancreatic stones, and
      removing calcium deposits in the body.

      Recipe for cleansing acne:

      Lemon Juice Remedy Variation #1:

      Squeeze 1 lemon into glass or bottle.
      Add 2 cups of water (8oz each).
      Drink the juice throughout the day.

      Lemon Juice Remedy Variation #2:

      Squeeze 1 lemon 1 cup (8oz) of warm filtered or boiled water.
      Drink it first thing in the morning.
      Don’t drink or eat for half an hour after to allow the juice to cleanse your body.

      Do not use this remedy if you have allergies, ulcers, or arthritis.

  13. 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.

  14. QUESTION:
    How much weight can a person lose in 8 weeks?
    My friend weighs 340 LBs and wants to go on a fast. He needs to lose as much as possible, as soon as possible. How much can he lose in eight weeks or two months. He is getting married. Remember there is a lot of water to be lost in an obese person of that size.

    • ANSWER:
      He will lose significant and very noticeable weight in 8 weeks if he begins the liver cleansing diet. This is based on clever food choices, and men always do this much more easily than women much to my annoyance.

      Food choices are important because certain foods clog the liver and reduce its fat burning function, while other foods cleanse it and increase fat burning function. The liver cleansing diet lasts for 8 weeks but the principles of the diet can be adhered to for life. This diet allows you to eat well but just has some restrictions.

      It requires that you eliminate red meat, animal fats, dairy, all processed food and anything containing additives. Replace that with fresh fish/seafood (not fried), some lean chicken, lots of vegetables (raw is better), salads and fruit, wholemeal bread, pasta and rice. Drink lots of water and if you can make a fresh raw vegie juice each morning then the process will speed up.

      I do this myself every year to shed excess weight and usually lose around 2lb a week. It works if you don't cheat of course. Because I do this every year now my excess only ever amounts to 5-10lb per year which is easy to take off. Read the articles below that offer a better explanation, tips and an example diet plan. There are some relevant recipes attached also with photos. Best wishes.

  15. QUESTION:
    How can I get weed out of my system in one week?
    I've been an on off smoker. Maybe a blunt or two every 2 weeks. What should I do to get clean???

    • ANSWER:
      Probably not completely going to work but there are certain smoothies that can clean your system (also help with acne and aging lol) but they go through you fast and get ris I everything. Might by completely work but will help pretty well.
      Also please don't smoke weed!!!!
      Here are some detox drinks for you, also pee a lot.

      If you are looking to revive yourself from within while increasing your energy level and your overall well-being, a body detox may be in order. Detoxification is the process of eliminating toxic substances from your body. Before beginning any detox diet, it is always good to check with your doctor, especially if there are any health concerns.
      In their book 7-Day Detox Miracle, Sara Faye; Stephen Barrie, N.D.; and Peter Bennett, N.D., explain that detoxing with a whole body cleanse can enhance the body’s systems. According to the authors, detox drink recipes can assist in ridding your body of toxins and bringing it back into healthy balance.
      Lemonade cleanse

      Lemon consists of ascorbic acid, assisting in the cleansing process. Known also as the staple beverage of Stanley Burroughs' Master Cleanse, this detox drink is easy to make. Mix 2 tablespoons of freshly squeezed lemon juice, 2 tablespoons of pure maple syrup and one-tenth teaspoon of cayenne pepper in 8 ounces of purified water. Proponents of the Master Cleanse recommend you drink 6-8 glasses of this lemonade drink and eat nothing each day of your cleanse. Despite its popularity, nutritionists warn against the lack of essential nutrients in this drink.
      Green detox drink

      This vegetable detox drink is made up primarily of green vegetables, providing an effective natural body cleanse of the digestive system.
      In her book The Raw Food Detox Diet: The Five-Step Plan for Vibrant Health and Maximum Weight Loss, certified clinical nutritionist Natalia Rose discusses the importance of vegetables at length. For this detox drink, you will need:
      3 carrots
      3 kale leaves
      2 celery stalks
      2 beets
      1 turnip
      ½ bunch of spinach
      ½ cabbage
      ½ bunch of parsley
      ½ onion
      2 garlic cloves
      Mix all ingredients with water and puree in a blender.
      Detox dandelion tea

      According to classical homeopathic practitioner Sonya McLeod, B.A., D.C.H., dandelions are a great source of vitamin A, potassium, iron and calcium. According to McLeod, dandelion detox tea is a diuretic that will eliminate bodily toxins through your liver and kidneys. She recommends brewing 6 tablespoons of 1-year-old dried dandelion root and 12 tablespoons of fresh dandelion leaves in 4 cups of purified, boiling water. Other recipes call for simply adding 2 teaspoons of crushed dandelion leaves to a cup of boiling water and allowing it to brew for about 10 minutes.
      Fresh cranberry juice

      According to Mayo Clinic, there is some evidence to suggest that drinking cranberry juice may help prevent urinary tract infections and ulcers in healthy individuals. Cranberry juice also contains vitamin C, manganese and antioxidants. Though not advocated by any authoritative body, cranberry juice has become a popular detox drink, and according to Mayo Clinic, two 16-oz. glasses of full-strength juice can be safely consumed on a daily basis by healthy adults. To make this detox drink, dilute one part cranberry juice in four parts water. Then, add 1 tablespoon each of apple pectin and psyllium fiber to stimulate gentle intestinal elimination.
      Fruit detox drink

      Because fruit is high in fiber and packed with essential vitamins and minerals, it is a wonderful natural detox for the body. This recipe incorporates fruit, along with flax oil and lecithin, to provide essential fatty acids while you detox. In your blender, add:
      8 oz. of orange juice
      4 oz. of pure water
      ½ cup banana strawberries or yogurt
      ½-inch slice of ginger
      1 small garlic clove
      1 tablespoon flax oil
      1 tablespoon lecithin granules
      1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice if desired
      1 tablespoon of protein powder

  16. QUESTION:
    Can you get bile salts over the counter or do you have to have a perscription?
    I've been having indigestion because of gallstones. Can you get bile salts over the counter or do you have to get a prescription from your doctor?

    • ANSWER:
      Bile salts should be prescription free. They however form only a part of a possible remedy to your gallstones.

      Check this link for recipes to do a gallbladder flush :

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

      The recipe involving olive oil, bile salts and grapefruit juice works very well for me and I do it at least once a year.

      It sure beats waiting until surgery becomes inevitable !

  17. QUESTION:
    why do my acne medications work for a limited time?
    Two years ago my acne almost went completely away with a benzol peroxide medication. After about ten months my acne started coming back worst than ever. I got the big acne. After this I got a sulfur medication which cleared my face. Know my acne is returning after just eight months. Help!!! I ran out of medications. Antibiotics and silitric acid did not work for me. The other two that did do not anymore.

    • ANSWER:
      Because they are only a temporary fix for a symptom.

      To remove the problem go on a bowel cleanse, then parasites cleanse, then liver flush, then change your diet to raw vegan.

      Info on cleansing here: http://www.curezone.com

      Info on raw vegan diet here: http://rawfoodinfo.com/pictures/beforeafters_main.html

      Raw vegan diet is simple: No processed/canned/dehydrated/ frozen foods. No sugar, no sugar substitutes, no honey, no flour. Only raw fruits, vegetables, nuts, and seeds in their natural, unprocessed forms, and juice (fresh from your own home juicer) from the raw vegetables and fruits. Raw vegan recipes are available for fre here:
      http://www.living-foods.com/recipes/

      If you are not up to the changes, then you could always just cut sugar, sugar substitutes, honey, flour, and starchy foods completely out of your diet, drink plenty of water, and eat more raw fruits and vegetables. Also, don't be afraid to sweat. Sweating is good to clean out the pores and get rid of toxins.

      You have used antibiotics, and screwed up the balance of bacteria in your intestine. You really do need to get a good acidophilus supplement (preferrably in liquid form) and go on a good cleanse, at the very least. As much as 80% of the immune systems power comes from your intestines. You need to make them healthy again.

  18. QUESTION:
    How do you get rid of pimples without using products?
    Product as in proativ or something. It doesn't work for me.
    Proactiv*

    • ANSWER:
      Lemon Juice Applied Directly to Acne

      Lemon juice contains one of the AHAs or Alpha Hydroxy Acids which is citric acid. It works by sloughing off dead skin, promoting skin elasticity, and enabling new skin cell growth rise from underneath. It also flushes out pores and keeps your skin feeling fresh and bright.

      Lemon Juice Topical Recipe / Instructions

      1. Ensure your skin is clean.
      2. Squeeze 1 teaspoon of lemon juice into a small bowl. Use a cotton ball to soak up some juice. Dilute it with water if it burns.
      3. Dab the juice onto your pimples, whiteheads, blackheads, and pimples.
      4. Leave on over night and rinse in the morning. Apply it again (under your makeup if you’re female).
      5. If you find the lemon juice too strong too leave on, even diluted with water, wash it off after 10 minutes in cold water.

      Expect improvements with this remedy after about 2 weeks. At this time, add a gentle cleanser with glycolic acid, like B. Kamins cleanser for normal to oily skin combination.

      It is possible that your acne is only one symptom of your body not receiving enough nutrients, vitamins, minerals or liquids. Therefore, consider detoxifying your body, which gets to the root cause of many diseases, including acne.

      The e-book, Acne no More is an excellent read about the power of detoxifying your system, and learning how to care for your body the right way. I highly recommend it.

      Lemon Juice Drink for Acne

      You can use the lemon juice remedy for internal cleansing or detoxifying of the liver and for absorption of important minerals and vitamins. This drink is one of the healthiest juices for your skin and body that is refreshing, easy to drink, and simplest to make.

      In fact, it has so many health benefits aside from clearing acne, that everyone (who isn’t allergic) should be drinking it. This remedy's benefits include:

      * eliminating acid waste because it contains minerals (potassium, Vitamin C),
      * alleviating constipation,
      * cleansing the liver with citric acid and building up enzymes to eliminate blood toxins,
      * aiding in digestion
      * removing kidney and pancreatic stones, and
      * removing calcium deposits in the body.

      Recipe for cleansing acne:

      Lemon Juice Remedy Variation #1:

      1. Squeeze 1 lemon into glass or bottle.
      2. Add 2 cups of water (8oz each).
      3. Drink the juice throughout the day.

      Lemon Juice Remedy Variation #2:

      1. Squeeze 1 lemon 1 cup (8oz) of warm filtered or boiled water.
      2. Drink it first thing in the morning.
      3. Don’t drink or eat for half an hour after to allow the juice to cleanse your body.

      Do not use this remedy if you have allergies, ulcers, or arthritis.

  19. QUESTION:
    How to clear up acne, with at home products?
    Lately, my forehead has been breaking out so bad & also my right cheek .
    It's been bugging me because.. I just hate pimples, as does everyone else.
    Does anybody know some at-home products that could help cure or prevent acne or blackheads & such ? :)

    • ANSWER:
      Lemon Juice Applied Directly to Acne

      Lemon juice contains one of the AHAs or Alpha Hydroxy Acids which is citric acid. It works by sloughing off dead skin, promoting skin elasticity, and enabling new skin cell growth rise from underneath. It also flushes out pores and keeps your skin feeling fresh and bright.

      Lemon Juice Topical Recipe / Instructions

      1. Ensure your skin is clean.
      2. Squeeze 1 teaspoon of lemon juice into a small bowl. Use a cotton ball to soak up some juice. Dilute it with water if it burns.
      3. Dab the juice onto your pimples, whiteheads, blackheads, and pimples.
      4. Leave on over night and rinse in the morning. Apply it again (under your makeup if you’re female).
      5. If you find the lemon juice too strong too leave on, even diluted with water, wash it off after 10 minutes in cold water.

      Expect improvements with this remedy after about 2 weeks. At this time, add a gentle cleanser with glycolic acid, like B. Kamins cleanser for normal to oily skin combination.

      It is possible that your acne is only one symptom of your body not receiving enough nutrients, vitamins, minerals or liquids. Therefore, consider detoxifying your body, which gets to the root cause of many diseases, including acne.

      The e-book, Acne no More is an excellent read about the power of detoxifying your system, and learning how to care for your body the right way. I highly recommend it.

      Lemon Juice Drink for Acne

      You can use the lemon juice remedy for internal cleansing or detoxifying of the liver and for absorption of important minerals and vitamins. This drink is one of the healthiest juices for your skin and body that is refreshing, easy to drink, and simplest to make.

      In fact, it has so many health benefits aside from clearing acne, that everyone (who isn’t allergic) should be drinking it. This remedy's benefits include:

      * eliminating acid waste because it contains minerals (potassium, Vitamin C),
      * alleviating constipation,
      * cleansing the liver with citric acid and building up enzymes to eliminate blood toxins,
      * aiding in digestion
      * removing kidney and pancreatic stones, and
      * removing calcium deposits in the body.

      Recipe for cleansing acne:

      Lemon Juice Remedy Variation #1:

      1. Squeeze 1 lemon into glass or bottle.
      2. Add 2 cups of water (8oz each).
      3. Drink the juice throughout the day.

      Lemon Juice Remedy Variation #2:

      1. Squeeze 1 lemon 1 cup (8oz) of warm filtered or boiled water.
      2. Drink it first thing in the morning.
      3. Don’t drink or eat for half an hour after to allow the juice to cleanse your body.

  20. QUESTION:
    What should I eat When my gallbladder acts up?
    I have been having gallbladder problems for the past 8 months. It is now starting to act up again, I cant eat salty, greasy and spicy. I am on a med. called Nexium and every time i take it my gallbladder hurts ( really bad). What should I eat i can't eat nothing for the rest of my life until the summer. Oh, yeah I AM ONLY 13! pretty bad huh? They say i am healthy its just i got a bad gallbladder.

    • ANSWER:
      GOOD GOOD GOOD
      Beets
      Cucumbers
      Green beans - are NOT the same as dried
      Okra
      Sweet potatoes
      Avocados - a good way to get needed fats directly from food
      Vinegars all types
      Garlic and onions help with liver cleansing but not processed types like flakes or powder. But some people have trouble digesting them so pay attention
      Shallots
      Tomatoes - ripe
      cold water fish- salmon, trout
      Lemons (lemon juice in the morning with hot water helps to clean the liver)
      Grapes and fresh organic grape juice
      apples, berries, papaya, pears
      Omega 3 oils like flax or hemp. Use these with fresh lemon juice or vinegar on your salads. DO NOT COOK flax oil.

      Vegetable juices - Beet and cucumber are especially helpful to gallbladder You can add other green vegetables like tender baby greens, swiss chard, dandelion greens, beet greens, celery, carrots -- avoid the cabbage family)

      Avoid all fruit juices except organic grape juice and organic apple (self-juiced is best).

      All the vegetables listed above for juicing are good. Use baby mixed organic greens for salads and avoid the bitter greens for now.
      BAD BAD BAD
      Fiber such as found in fruits and vegetables and guar gum
      Eggs (Research showed that eggs caused symptoms in up to 95% of patients. Try substituting flax seed gel in recipes that require eggs for the "glue". That's 1 TBSP ground flax seed to 3 TBSP hot water. Let cool and add.)
      Pork
      Onions
      Fowl (turkey, chicken)
      Dairy (milk, cheese, cream)
      Gluten (wheat, barley, rye, spelt, kamut, etc.)
      Corn
      Coffee
      Oranges, grapefruit
      Nuts
      Trans fats, Hydrogenated, partially-hydrogenated oils
      Margarine
      Fried Foods
      Saturated fats
      (even coconut oil until feeling better)
      Red meats
      Coffee, regular or decaf
      Spicy foods
      Chocolate
      Ice cream
      Black tea
      Alcohol, beer, wine, liqueur
      Fruit juice
      Carbonated water
      Tap water
      Turnips
      Cabbage, cauliflower
      Colas and all sodas
      Oats (for some people)

      Avoid all artificial sweeteners, sugar, preservatives, refined and bleached foods (like white flour)

      Avoid smoking if possible as it can exacerbate the symptoms.

      Avoid all possible food allergens.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  22. QUESTION:
    How do i clean out my liver?:)?
    i just learned to lose weight you have to first clean out your liver.
    But what is the ingredient best to clean it out? how do i do this
    Thanks:)

    • ANSWER:
      Good question!

      It's true the liver must first be cleansed to lose weight. The liver absorbs all toxins that enter your body and it also regulates your metabolism. If your liver is taxed with too many toxins it will become sluggish trying to work through all the toxins thus affecting your metabolism, too.

      The best best best way to cleanse your liver is to eat and drink lots of fresh greens ie. Mustard Greens, Kale, Broccoli etc.

      I like doing a juice cleanse. Put some juice and greens in a blender. Drink this for breakfast. You can find lots of Green Juice recipes online.

  23. QUESTION:
    does a liquid diet help you lose wait or just cleanse your body?
    i want to do i liquid diest for about a week or until i lose 6 kilos/15 pounds, i was wondering does it help you lose weight or does it just cleanses your body also does anyone know good recipes?? thanks
    also does the weight stay of or will it come back?

    • 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.

  24. QUESTION:
    How to get good, flawless, red/pore free?
    Hi, i dont have a problem with spots but my nose and a little around it is always very red, and i have quite a few open pores, i cleanse, tone and moisturise everyday, can anyone reccomend anything? thankyou :)

    • ANSWER:
      Lemon juice and an egg mask are good ways to tighten your pores.

      http://www.healthrecipes.com/homemade_beauty_recipes.htm
      http://www.skin-care-recipes-and-remedies.com/facial-mask-recipe.html
      http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/233332/numerous_homemade_facial_mask_recipes.html?cat=69

      Aloe vera and chamomile tea (cold & wet) should take away some of the redness.

      Some of the toxins in your beauty products could be causing this irritation.

      Many beauty products on the market have harmful chemicals in them; do your favorite beauty products contain any of these things?:

      * Mineral Oil, Paraffin & Petrolatum – Petroleum products coat the skin like plastic, clogging pores and creating a build-up of toxins, which in turn accumulate and can lead to dermatological issues, like slowing cellular development, which can cause you to show earlier signs of aging. Suspected cause of cancer & Disruptive of hormonal activity.

      * PARABENS – Such as methyl- propyl- butyl- & ethyl- parabens: Widely used as preservatives in the cosmetic industry (including moisturizers). An estimated 13,200 cosmetic and skin care products contain parabens. Studies implicate their connection with cancer. They have hormone-disrupting qualities – mimicking estrogen – and interfere with the body’s endocrine system.

      * Phenol carbolic acid – Found in many lotions and skin creams. Can cause circulatory collapse, paralysis, convulsions, coma and even death from respiratory failure.

      * Propylene glycol – Used as a moisturizer in cosmetics and as a carrier in fragrance oils. Shown to cause dermatitis, kidney or liver abnormalities, may inhibit skin cell growth, and is a skin irritant and sensitizer.

      * Acrylamide – Found in many hand and face creams. Linked to mammary tumors in lab research.

      * Sodium laurel or lauryl sulfate (SLS), also known as sodium laureth sulfate (SLES) – Found in car washes, engine degreasers, garage floor cleaners… and in over 90% of personal care products! SLS breaks down the skin’s moisture barrier, easily penetrates the skin, and allows other chemicals to easily penetrate. Combined with other chemicals, SLS becomes a “nitrosamine”, a potent class of carcinogen. It can also cause hair loss. SLES is sometimes disguised with the labeling “comes from coconut” or “coconut-derived" - and is found in many popular body washes and toothpastes!

      * Toluene – Poison! Danger! Harmful or fatal if swallowed! Harmful if inhaled or absorbed through the skin. Made from petroleum or coal tar, and found in most synthetic fragrances. Chronic exposure linked to anemia, lowered blood cell count, liver or kidney damage, and may affect a developing fetus. Butylated hydroxytoluene (BHT) contains toluene. Other names may include benzoic and benzyl.

      * WAXES – Such as Paraffin, Candelilla Wax, Carnuba Wax: Waxes are widely used in cleansing creams, eye creams, and moisturizers. Waxes clog pores, creating blackheads and whiteheads. They also smother the skin, which over time creates an enlarged pore problem.

      * Lanolin – A yellow, semi-solid, fatty secretion from sheep’s wool is widely used in skin and beauty care products. It can cause an allergic reaction in some people, as well as enlarged pores.

      * Acetone – Used in nail polish and nail polish removers, this colorless, volatile liquid is often used in astringents, fresheners, or clarifying lotions. It is extremely toxic and will dehydrate the skin, while speeding up the aging process.

      * ALCOHOLS – Such as Isopropyl Alcohol, SD Alcohol 40, Ethyl Alcohol: Alcohols dissolve the body’s natural moisturizers and strip the skin of its protection, leaving it vulnerable to infection. Alcohols destroy skin’s pH balance, and since they absorb water, they speed up wrinkling.

      * FD&C – When this abbreviation precedes the name of a color, it means that the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) has certified it as safe for use in drugs and cosmetics, but not food. D&C colors are usually synthetic, coal tar colors. They’re toxic and should be avoided when at all possible.

      * Dioxane – Found in compounds known as PEG, Polysorbates, Laureth, ethoxylated alcohols. Common in a wide range of personal care products. The compounds are usually contaminated with high concentrations of highly volatile 1,4-dioxane, easily absorbed through the skin. Dioxane’s carcinogenicity was first reported in 1965 and later confirmed in studies including one from the National Cancer Institute in 1978. Nasal passages and liver are the most vulnerable. Dioxane is easily removed during the manufacturing process by “vacuum stripping”. Warning: It is a synthetic derivative of coconut. Watch for hidden language on labels, such as “comes from coconut”.

      IF SO, you should throw them away IMMEDIATELY and Tell ALL your friends and family!!! (Extra-virgin olive and/or coconut oils are great alternative moisturizers, and they contain natural sunscreens, until you find something else without these toxins) Hope this helps!!! Good luck!!!!!

  25. QUESTION:
    i have realy bad blackheads and oily skin how do i get rid of them both without using harsh chemicals?
    im 15 year old female and i have acne for almost 6 years and the blackheads are showing up everywhere. i have really oily skin and i tried proactive but it didnt work for me very well so if anyone has advice i would really love to know what it is.

    • ANSWER:
      For your acne and blackheads I recommend this:

      Lemon Juice Applied Directly to Acne

      Lemon juice contains one of the AHAs or Alpha Hydroxy Acids which is citric acid. It works by sloughing off dead skin, promoting skin elasticity, and enabling new skin cell growth rise from underneath. It also flushes out pores and keeps your skin feeling fresh and bright.

      Lemon Juice Topical Recipe / Instructions

      1. Ensure your skin is clean.
      2. Squeeze 1 teaspoon of lemon juice into a small bowl. Use a cotton ball to soak up some juice. Dilute it with water if it burns.
      3. Dab the juice onto your pimples, whiteheads, blackheads, and pimples.
      4. Leave on over night and rinse in the morning. Apply it again (under your makeup if you’re female).
      5. If you find the lemon juice too strong too leave on, even diluted with water, wash it off after 10 minutes in cold water.

      Expect improvements with this remedy after about 2 weeks. At this time, add a gentle cleanser with glycolic acid, like B. Kamins cleanser for normal to oily skin combination.

      It is possible that your acne is only one symptom of your body not receiving enough nutrients, vitamins, minerals or liquids. Therefore, consider detoxifying your body, which gets to the root cause of many diseases, including acne.

      The e-book, Acne no More is an excellent read about the power of detoxifying your system, and learning how to care for your body the right way. I highly recommend it.

      Lemon Juice Drink for Acne

      You can use the lemon juice remedy for internal cleansing or detoxifying of the liver and for absorption of important minerals and vitamins. This drink is one of the healthiest juices for your skin and body that is refreshing, easy to drink, and simplest to make.

      In fact, it has so many health benefits aside from clearing acne, that everyone (who isn’t allergic) should be drinking it. This remedy's benefits include:

      * eliminating acid waste because it contains minerals (potassium, Vitamin C),
      * alleviating constipation,
      * cleansing the liver with citric acid and building up enzymes to eliminate blood toxins,
      * aiding in digestion
      * removing kidney and pancreatic stones, and
      * removing calcium deposits in the body.

      Recipe for cleansing acne:

      Lemon Juice Remedy Variation #1:

      1. Squeeze 1 lemon into glass or bottle.
      2. Add 2 cups of water (8oz each).
      3. Drink the juice throughout the day.

      Lemon Juice Remedy Variation #2:

      1. Squeeze 1 lemon 1 cup (8oz) of warm filtered or boiled water.
      2. Drink it first thing in the morning.
      3. Don’t drink or eat for half an hour after to allow the juice to cleanse your body.

      Do not use this remedy if you have allergies, ulcers, or arthritis.

      ~~~

      For your oily skin I recommend:
      1. Use a gentle gel cleanser. A creamy face wash may leave a residue on your skin, prompting a greasy feel and oily look.

      2. Wash twice a day -- no more. Too much washing can dry out your skin, causing it to produce even more oil.

      3. Tone carefully. Look for a toner without alcohol, which can cause skin to become dry. Instead, choose a toner with witch hazel or other soothing ingredients, and use after every wash.

      4. Don't skip sunscreen. Many women with oily skin forego face lotion. But everyone, no matter what her skin type, needs sunscreen. Use a gel SPF formula.

      5. Avoid moisturizing makeup. Foundation for older skin is usually formulated to be moisturizing, which means it contains oils and humectants that your skin doesn't need. Instead, choose an oil-free foundation.

      6. Use powder. A translucent powder applied after your foundation will help the base stay smudge-proof all day, and will help curb mid-day greasiness.

      7. Blot away shine. Use a blotting paper, made especially to absorb oil without ruining makeup, during the day when you need to squelch shine. Don't cake on lots of powder, which can settle into fine lines and look heavy.

      8. Try a mask. A clay-based mask, used once or twice a week, cleanses pores (which often become blocked on women with oily skin).

      9. Go for powdered makeup. Eye shadow and blush in powder form will stay put on your oily skin longer than cream- or pencil-based products.

      10. Rule out any skin conditions. If you notice your skin becoming more oily, flaky, or breaking out more often, see your dermatologist. He or she may diagnose you with a mild skin condition such as rosacea or seborrhea, which are easily treatable with prescription topical medications.

  26. QUESTION:
    What's the best way to get rid of pimples?
    What are some of your creative ways to get rid of them? I wash my makeup off at night and apply the benzoyl peroxide or whatever spot treatment there is, but it just doesn't seem to really get it.

    Also, how do you guys get rid of acne scars? The small red blemishes, not the craters.

    • ANSWER:
      Lemon Juice Applied Directly to Acne

      Lemon juice contains one of the AHAs or Alpha Hydroxy Acids which is citric acid. It works by sloughing off dead skin, promoting skin elasticity, and enabling new skin cell growth rise from underneath. It also flushes out pores and keeps your skin feeling fresh and bright.

      Lemon Juice Topical Recipe / Instructions

      1. Ensure your skin is clean.
      2. Squeeze 1 teaspoon of lemon juice into a small bowl. Use a cotton ball to soak up some juice. Dilute it with water if it burns.
      3. Dab the juice onto your pimples, whiteheads, blackheads, and pimples.
      4. Leave on over night and rinse in the morning. Apply it again (under your makeup if you’re female).
      5. If you find the lemon juice too strong too leave on, even diluted with water, wash it off after 10 minutes in cold water.

      Expect improvements with this remedy after about 2 weeks. At this time, add a gentle cleanser with glycolic acid, like B. Kamins cleanser for normal to oily skin combination.

      It is possible that your acne is only one symptom of your body not receiving enough nutrients, vitamins, minerals or liquids. Therefore, consider detoxifying your body, which gets to the root cause of many diseases, including acne.

      The e-book, Acne no More is an excellent read about the power of detoxifying your system, and learning how to care for your body the right way. I highly recommend it.

      Lemon Juice Drink for Acne

      You can use the lemon juice remedy for internal cleansing or detoxifying of the liver and for absorption of important minerals and vitamins. This drink is one of the healthiest juices for your skin and body that is refreshing, easy to drink, and simplest to make.

      In fact, it has so many health benefits aside from clearing acne, that everyone (who isn’t allergic) should be drinking it. This remedy's benefits include:

      * eliminating acid waste because it contains minerals (potassium, Vitamin C),
      * alleviating constipation,
      * cleansing the liver with citric acid and building up enzymes to eliminate blood toxins,
      * aiding in digestion
      * removing kidney and pancreatic stones, and
      * removing calcium deposits in the body.

      Recipe for cleansing acne:

      Lemon Juice Remedy Variation #1:

      1. Squeeze 1 lemon into glass or bottle.
      2. Add 2 cups of water (8oz each).
      3. Drink the juice throughout the day.

      Lemon Juice Remedy Variation #2:

      1. Squeeze 1 lemon 1 cup (8oz) of warm filtered or boiled water.
      2. Drink it first thing in the morning.
      3. Don’t drink or eat for half an hour after to allow the juice to cleanse your body.

      Do not use this remedy if you have allergies, ulcers, or arthritis.

  27. QUESTION:
    Can you make a fleet enema at home?
    I want to know if there is a recipe to make a fleet enema so it can be used with the bottle I previously used. I dont want to waste so much money on the buying the enemas because the only one I can buy is at walgreens and it is a 4 pack xtra strength and it costs about 6 dollars.

    • ANSWER:
      Coffee Enema
      This type of enema helps in detoxification of the liver. The caffeine in coffee is directly absorbed into the system and enters the liver to detoxify it from the toxins. It causes the liver to produce more bile which is later flushed out from the small intestine. One should use regular ground coffee and not the instant coffee to make the enema solution.

      Yoghurt Enema
      Home made yoghurt is very good as it has live bacteria which helps in cleansing. Anyone suffering from inflammatory bowel disease, irritable bowel syndrome, constipation, colon cancer, hemorrhoids and many more problems can use this enema.

      Lemon Juice Enema
      It is very useful in cleansing your colon from the feces by using 1/3 cup of lemon juice per quart. In comparison to other enemas, it may cause further cramping. So, if you are ready to face the music, go ahead and take this lemon juice enema treatment.

      Garlic Epsom Salt Enema
      For this you will need 3 cloves of chopped garlic in 2 quarts of water. Bring it to boil and later simmer it for 5 minutes and add 2 tbsp of Epsom salt. When warm use it as your enema solution.

      Epsom Salt Enema
      This type of enema is very useful for the colon. The Epsom salt present in the water increases the amount of water absorbed by the intestine and provides a laxative effect. This has been highly recommended as a cleanser.

      Salt Water Enema
      The presence of salt in the enema solution reduces the transfer of water into and out of the colon. This prevents accumulation of water in kidneys and bladder therefore cutting down on your trips to the bathroom during this enema treatment.

      Milk Enema
      This can be made by using 1 1/2 quart of warm water with 16 oz. of warm milk and 1 tbsp olive oil. To maintain a proper temperature you can heat the milk in a microwave. Pour the warm milk, olive oil and warm water in the enema bag. To make a milk and honey recipe you can add 1 tbsp of honey.

      Salt and Soda Enema
      To make this solution you would need 1 tbsp sea salt, 1 tbsp baking soda and 2 quarts of water. This works greatly to clear away the toxins present in your colon.

      Glycerin and Mineral Oil Enema
      This cleansing agent requires 1 1/2 quart of warm water, 2 tbsp of salt, 2 tbsp of mineral oil and 2 tbsp of glycerin. This solution does wonders to your colon by cleansing it. The salt water maintains the absorption to a minimum and the oil and glycerin are useful for cleaning.

      Vinegar Enema
      You can use 2 tbsp white vinegar with 2 quarts of warm water. Similarly you can have wheat grass enema and mineral oil enema.

  28. QUESTION:
    I want to lose some weight what some advice and how do I stick to my plan?
    PS-I also want a new hairstyle once I lose some of this weight, well i want to lose 50 pounds or more this summer, and I also want to change my haircolor what would you suggest?

    • ANSWER:
      try soy milk

      make sure you get at least seven hours sleep a night and no more than nine hours

      ok lots of low fat foods have extra salt and sugar so be careful with those

      however use lowfat milk not no-fat because half the nutreints
      in milk are fat soluble

      try a new healthy food each week to keep yourself interested i've been doing this latetly and i've tried sunflower seeds which are tasty and i brought rhubarb yesterday

      make up a trail mix to snack on u can put
      dark chocolate, seeds,dried fruits
      nuts, cheese, yogurt drops

      drink 8 glasses of water a day
      and have some lemon slice/juice in warm water to start each day

      positive affirmations
      write them on cards and put on fridge, mirror, in wallet
      and some inspiring pictures and stick them around the house
      too

      try having 5 small each day this can be down by reducing the size of lunch and tea and incresing the size of afternoon and morning tea

      eat in relaxed seting put some music on eat slowly and savour every bite, open the window and le in rthe breeze and light, put some flowers in the eating area and arrange food nicely

      make a fruit salad to snack on put it in the fridge

      allow yourself treats but put these in opaque container at the back of the cupboard or only buy them when you out

      do not weigh yourself more than twice a week otherwise you will worry to much

      despite you wanting to lose alot of weight in only 4 months you are more likely to keep it off if you lose max 2 kilos a week

      grapefruit is anb excellant weight loss aid but tastes gross so why not add to some less tart fruit juice and add some water to your fruit juice

      believe it or not but strong coffee with a tiny bit of sugar and milk wil help you lose weight as will green tea

      add some fibre use wholemeal bread, have oats in your yogurt, put bran or lentils in your rice (it gives it a beautiful nutty taste)

      have fun with exercise
      dance to music
      play on swings
      splash around on beach
      play nwith the dog
      get a group of your friends and walk around the scenic part
      of town
      wrestle with your friends
      twirl ribbons ok maybe only for females

      learn about healthy options when eating out
      dark choc is better for you
      roast beef, tuna and chicken are better than salmani, ham
      choose wheat bread ar whole grain or multigrain
      tomato sauce is the best sauce
      choose red rooster or other grilled/bqq shops over KFC
      choose water/ juice/ milk
      avoid creamy dishes
      choose vegetables dishes
      have a gap in the meal for a few minutes to aid digestion

      have an early tea and then a small snack before bedtime such as yogurt, milk or nuts

      avoid alcohol

      buy a health cookbook or copy and paste some recipes from internet and have fun exploring

      drink iced water it boosts metabolism

      if you are in the contraception pill try using condoms for a whiule......women on the pill gain weight

      choose protein sources such as eggs,turkey, chicken, kangaroo, liver and fish which are low in fat

      when you stay away from fatty food for a day reward yourself such as a movie or store brougt facial
      put olive oil on bread instead of butter
      eat complex carbohydrates such as wholegrains, legumes, vegies
      sip apple sider vinegar
      popcorn is good
      cook with garlic and onion

      make your own lemonade: natural sparkiling mineral water
      lemon juice
      honey(dissolved)
      teaspoon of sugar
      ice cubes
      chew thoughly

      steam foods
      do not drink with meals

      use the colour red to incresae metabolim

      try the heartmoves dvd or bike riding

      fenugreek use tablets or seeds which are cheap they control appetite and and digestion

      lavender oil and flowers for relaxtion

      oregan grape tablets are excellant digestive tonic failing that eat grape seeds

      poke root caposules for bowel cleansing do not use decotion

  29. QUESTION:
    All Natural Liver and gallbladder cleanse question?
    i did a cleanse with olive oil..garlic..and grapefruit... about 200 pea size, green things came out but nothing as large as the photos i found from the cleanse recipe online.. what are those pea size green things? and do these homemade remedies really work? does anyone have any first hand experience with this? thanks

    • ANSWER:
      No they don't work, they don't do anything. They are a scam.

      The green things are not stones. Here is the explanation -

      From Quackwatch:
      They are "bile-stained "soaps" produced by partial saponification (soap formation) of the oil. A recent demonstration found that mixing equal volumes of oleic acid (the major component of olive oil) and lemon juice produced several semi-solid white balls after a small volume of potassium hydroxide solution was added. After air-drying at room temperature, these balls became quite solid and hard. When formed in the intestine, these objects absorb bile and become green."
      http://www.quackwatch.com/01QuackeryRelatedTopics/flushes.html

      EDIT:
      Tony - your are attacking the person, not the argument. What exactly is scientifically wrong this explanation? And putting forward survey results from websites selling products is not a valid argument either. At best its anecdotal, at worse it's either totally biased or completely made up.

      If you don't like quackwatch, how about the Mayo Clinic?
      http://www.mayoclinic.com/print/gallbladder-cleanse/AN01283/METHOD=print

  30. QUESTION:
    How to get rid of pimples in 2 and a half months????????????????
    In about 2 and a half months, my family and I will be going to Disney World.
    I have a lot of pimples on my forehead and chin and some on my cheek. I would like to get rid of them.
    I am 13, so am still growing so I have to eat dairy products. So what must I do, please-
    DON’T’T SEGEST:
    1.)ANY PRODUCTS OR HOME RECIPES FOR FACE

    Thanks, please answer???????????????????

    • ANSWER:
      Well I can suggest a few diet ideas but you HAVE to do your own research on them if you want to try them because you have to get enough of certain vitamins and stuff.

      Vegetarian: Why? Because meat isn't just meat when you buy it at the stores. Its filled with ridiculous chemicals that your body has a hard time processing and so your liver works over time and because 13 is the hormone years (and the worst years of your life it seems like) some of the hormones can go into your blood stream and clog your pores. So if you just cut out meat it might help a little bit

      Juice cleanse: So I read about this and all you do for 3 days/sometimes more (I think but you should do the research if you want to do this) is where you make your own fresh fruit smoothies or juice and you can only drink that for 3 days or more.
      The only problems with this is the fact that you would be getting basically no protein for a week and when your growing you need protein (so they say)
      The juice cleanse detoxifies the body and allows the liver to work more normally.

      Raw food diet: This is something similar to vegetarian but a whole lot more difficult. The raw food diet is a diet where you don't eat any processed foods. That means no chocolate/bread/meat/cheese/etc. (Again do research if your interested)

      Also I have heard that the entire "your bones need milk to grow" idea is just a way for dairy companies to make money (again do research before you think it would be okay to cut out dairy)

      And the problems with the juice cleanse an raw food diet is that they are both weight loss programs as well. (So if your thin and tend to lose weight easily then you would have to eat a lot more to keep your weight)

      http://www.rawradianthealth.com/beautifulskin.html
      http://www.youtube.com/user/RawRadiantHealth
      http://www.rawradianthealth.com/juicefasting.html
      http://www.rawradianthealth.com/7daychallenge.html
      So these websites ^ are information about the raw foods diet and juice cleanse
      And you don't have to buy the products if you do enough research on the diets

      Surprised acne has a lot to do with the liver?
      Actually most beauty ideas have to do with the liver (skin, weight, etc.)

      Anyways the reason I say to research it before you do it is because if you do it wrong and don't get enough calories or protein or vitamins then your body will have a much harder time functioning.
      But otherwise Good luck getting rid of your acne
      Wow this was a long post

  31. QUESTION:
    Information on vinegar, lemon & lime juice, honey, maple syrup?
    Okay so much is going on now-a-days with Bragg's vinegar, lemon, lime juice, unfiltered raw natural honey, and maple syrup? How are all of these suppose to support the body? Does anyone have any suggestions on these remedies that are suppose to clean the gallbladder, liver, the body etc.? I'm just trying to see if any of you have done these cleanses & what were your results? Were you happy? Do you still conduct the cleanses periodically? Thanks in advance!

    • ANSWER:
      These are all great whole food products. You can attain recipes that mix them in various ways. A pure, organic, aged vinegar (I prefer Italian white wine vinegar) contains natural acetic acid and acetobacteria - naturally occurring beneficial vinegar probiotics. Lemon/lime is acid to taste and highly beneficially alkaline in the body. It is know to assist in detoxification, targeting the kidneys as well as helping to balance pH. True, unheated, raw honey is an amazing food. It has legendary immune health benefits to support healthy digestion, skin, energy levels and to soothe sore throats. It is full of vitamins, minerals and other nutrients. Maple syrup, as an excellent source of manganese and a good source of zinc. Hope this helps. Best of health to you.

  32. QUESTION:
    How long does it take to lose 10 kilos naturally? Or what's the fastest way of doing so?

    • ANSWER:
      I've lost almost 10kg in 8 weeks by doing the liver cleansing diet. It just basically means you eat healthily and eliminate problem foods.

      Food choices are important because certain foods clog the liver and reduce its fat burning function, while other foods cleanse it and increase fat burning function. The liver cleansing diet lasts for 8 weeks but the principles of the diet can be adhered to for life. This diet allows you to eat well but just has some restrictions.

      It requires that you eliminate red meat, animal fats, dairy, all processed food and anything containing additives. Replace that with fresh fish/seafood (not fried), some lean chicken, lots of vegetables (raw is better), salads and fruit, wholemeal bread, pasta and rice. Drink lots of water and if you can make a fresh raw vegie juice each morning then the process will speed up.

      I do this myself every year to shed excess weight and usually lose around 1kg a week. It works if you don't cheat of course. Because I do this every year now my excess only ever amounts to 2-4kg per year which is easy to take off. Read the articles below that offer a better explanation, tips and an example diet plan. I've also added some recipes with photos for meals that are allowable on the diet. Best wishes.

  33. QUESTION:
    Ways to pass kidney stones at home?
    What are some at home remedies to pass kidney stones? I know drink lots of water etc. I've been drinking a lot of water, I even am taking a water pill and it's not helping! I just really want to pass this kidney stone already! Is there anything I can eat or drink to actually pass the stone? Not just break it down or help the pain. Oh and I am drinking a lot of lemonade because I heard the citric acid helps break it down. Please any information I will really appreciate!!!

    • ANSWER:
      Chanca piedra (stone breaker) is an herb that breaks down kidney and gallstones.

      Lemonade is a great idea. Be sure you are squeezing the lemons yourself so you are getting real lemon juice that is fresh.

      You can also drink lemon water - squeeze half a lemon into about a cup of warm water. That will help dissolve stones also. Great to drink first thing in the morning, then wait about 30 minutes to eat. Helps your kidneys, liver, and even dissolves mucus. Amazing healing drink.

      If your condition is serious enough, the best cleanse out there is Dr. Hulda Clark's kidney cleanse recipe. There are several herbs to buy and a procedure to follow, but it is very effective.

  34. QUESTION:
    I wondering if someone can give me the home made liver cleanse recipe?

    • ANSWER:
      Your liver doesn't need cleansing, it cleans itself. Lemon juice it good for it, diluted in water first thing in the a.m,

  35. QUESTION:
    Recovering from chronic illness - would you recommend a juice fast?
    Let's say someone was recovering from a chronic bacterial illness that casued fatigue. Would you recommend a juice fast, and if so what kind of juices.
    (I am guessing the liver needs to recouperate and their energy system needs to get back to normal. The liver has been stressed for a few years).

    • ANSWER:
      yes Dr Richard Schulze who cured the incurables of everything always said when sick or dying the first thing to do is juice fast.

      He also recommended colon cleansing and said 80% of his pateints got better on that alone.

      His colon cleanse is called intestinal cleanse #1 and #2 sold at herbdoc.com

      He allowed fruit and veggie juices, potassassium broth, and herb teas.

      Here is his potassium recipe

      http://www.curezone.com/schulze/herbal_5day_liver_cleanse.asp scroll down

      and here is a brief synopsis of his incurables program..for more see the book there are no incurable diseases sold at herbdocblog.com or better yet get his far far more comprehensive save your life manual and videos.

      They sometimes have these 12 hours of videos and 700 page manual at ebay or amaxon and I think Sam Biser has it currently for sale but not sure if he left things out or not.

      Seek more advice on this save your life incurable program at curezone,com

      Schulze said the best veggie jucie combo was 40% carrots, 40% beets and 20% beet tops (or other leafy green like kale)

      He said the best fruit one was 40% apple, 40% grapes and 20% berries.

      Dr Nornan Walker who lived to be 97 and was araw foodist back in the 40/50 had jucie reciopes for variuous ills in his book fruit and vegetable juices and I noticed nearly every illness had these two juices

      1 carrot juice

      2 carrot-spinach (10 oz carrot and 6 oz spinach)

      He also listed lemon a lot

      Also green juices (or green smoothies if you are not fasting)

      Any dark leafy green (there are dozens of these including veggies tops like carrot tops etc or even bok choy, broccoli or celery as well and safe wild plants like dandelion leaves or plaintain etc and juice (or blend if making a green smoothie) with any fruit you like --try a variety of them..if the fruit gies off little juice once in a while maybe blend it with a little water and strian it through a cloth to remove all pulp. Sweeten with natural sweetener if you do not like it such as raw agave nectar, raw honey, stevia etc

      Be sure if jucie fasting to consume no pulp as then the vital elements do not go to healing and repair but mostly digestion. Also drink within 20 minutes or so lest enzymes dissapit and make fresh each time. Green snoothies though if not juice fastign will stay in refrig about 2-3 days but juices deteriorate quicker so drink right away. Chew the juice.

      I liked being able to have the broth when I did my 30 and 50 day juice fast as sometimes when hungry it seemed more filling and more like food and kept me staying on it. also liked occassionally warm things. I saved the veggies in it and froze for later soup making.

      To mop up all bacteria take any of these

      1 raw garlic (at least 3 cloves or more a day)
      2 colloidal silver
      3 organic olive leaf (very good)
      4 grapefruit seed extract (very good but bitter so take with citrus juice)
      5 oil of oregano (I like oreganol)

      These also can help with any bacterial, viral, fungal and protozoan infection--3 and 4 have enough gotten rid of hiv virus, bird flu and swine flu and herpes etc according to a book I read on it by a doctor's doctor (that one was #3)

      When juicng in addtion to the jucies I mentioned an green juices, go for variety

      Remeber fruits are for cleansing and veggies for building..so if the healing crisis is to great add a little more vbeggies or potassium broth to slow it down a bit bewfore resuming f desired

      It will not hurt you as people who were super ill and dying months ago according to doctors did this.

      Take a little ginseng maybe if too fatigued and you must be sure you are colon cleanisng or at minimum taking somethign like prune juice or apple as if the toxins cannot get out, you could feel a lot worst.

      You might also want to look into Schulze liver cleansing at the link I provided to his patient handbook

      A slower way to recover would be going all raw vegan with a lot of green smoothies and some juices.

      Best of luck

      also be careful how you break the fast go slow maybe somethign like raw applesauce or a small salad or some steamed carrots. this is very important..

      http://www.curezone.com/schulze/handbook/TNIP.asp

  36. QUESTION:
    Question for people experienced with fasting?
    Is fasting frequently short periods of time over the course of a year as effective as fasting long periods of time infrequently over the course of a year? Thank you.

    • ANSWER:
      Although one should start with short juice fasts, I would think long ones would be most effective.

      that is when I got phenomenal results during my 30 and 50 day juice fast.

      Water fasts should generally not be undertaken and if they are, they should be short.

      A juice fast like I did includes fresh juiced fruits and veggies (drink juice within 15 minutes (lest enzymes dissipate) with no pulp (so the vital elements go to healing repair and not digestion and . do not hold over in the fridge. if you must put in a glass jar, fill jar to tiptop, open infrequently and put a lid on it.

      Though not recommended I occasionally did take (100% juice) commercial juices when I did not have access to fresh.on it) or tomato juice if taking a slew of nasty tasting tinctures at once to disguise taste.

      In addition to this, I took in potassium broth http://curezone.com/schulze/herbal_5day_liver_cleanse.asp (scroll down for recipes

      and herb teas and superfood drink (herbdoc). You could also take wheat grass juice fresh

      Be sure to take in lots of green juices made with leafy greens (Kale, beet tops, collards, romaine etc) and fruit mixed.

      Be cautious how you break a fast.

      To maintain health and weight, Patrica Braggs (daughter of man who opened first health food store in America) fasts one day a week and three days a month.

      I once heard a lady at the gym say she never felt as healthy in her life as when she did a 7 day fast.

      But short fasts do not get to the stages of cleansing that a long fast can as each day new things are being done to the body.

      I also lost a lot of weight during these even though I was taking in a lot of nutrition (I took herbdoc.com 's superfood that has a good deal of sea algae and seaweeds for protein)

      I would say definitely long fasts less frequently is the most healing. Start with shorter fasts and then work up to long fasts.

  37. QUESTION:
    What can I cook with Pure Lemon Juice?
    I need some ideas, cause I bought a bottle just for adding it to a bowl of soup, but there is gonna be long time again before I will become ill again to want some soup, so i need some cooking ideas to cook something with lemon juice

    • ANSWER:
      Pound Cake with Various Glaze Options RecipeIngredients:
      1 cup butter at room temperature
      3 cups granulated sugar
      5 eggs at room temperature
      1 cup milk or Half and Half
      3 cups Swan's Down Cake Flour or White Lily or Martha White All-Purpose Flour
      [Mod: These are brand names of low-gluten flours]
      1/2 teaspoon baking powder
      1/2 teaspoon salt
      2 teaspoons vanilla extract
      2 tablespoons Orange liquor, brandy or bourbon
      OR,
      2 tablespoons Orange juice Concentrate (Thawed)
      0000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000
      ***Lemon-Orange Glaze:***
      1 cup powdered sugar
      1 tablespoon Pure Vanilla Extract
      grated orange peel
      lemon juice
      ***Emeril's Orange Glaze***
      milk
      4 cups confectioners sugar
      1/2 cup fresh orange juice
      ***Lemon Glaze***
      3 cups confectioners' sugar
      1 teaspoon Pure Vanilla Extract
      2 tablespoons lemon juice
      2 tablespoons water
      **Orange Or Lemon Glaze***
      1 cup powdered confectioners' sugar
      1/2 cup pure fresh orange juice (for Orange Glaze)
      OR
      1/4 cup pure fresh lemon juice (for Lemon Glaze)
      1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter
      Turn this recipe into a puzzle! [click]

      Directions:

      Needed: Greased and floured tube or Bundt pan - I like Baker's Joy Spray for this. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Cream together (don't over beat) butter and granulated sugar Add, eggs one at a time, blending well: Add, 2 cups flour alternating with 1 cup milk or Half and Half Mix well. Then add 1 cup sifted flour mixed with baking powder and salt Add vanilla extract and Orange liquor, brandy or bourbon or orange juice concentrate Pour batter into greased and floured pan and gently drop upright pan on counter to bring any air bubbles to the top and slice through with a knife. Bake in preheated 350 degree F. oven for approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes. Drizzle with Glaze, if you want.
      I don't. Note: If you want to use sour cream in the cake instead of
      milk (or half & half), add 1/4 teaspoon baking soda to last flour mix. This recipe is delicious and is beautiful when baked at below 2500 feet altitude. See your cookbook to adjust flour for high altitude.

      Orange Glaze: Combine confectioners sugar, orange rind and orange juice. Drizzle over warm cake.

      Lemon-Orange Glaze: Glaze: Stir vanilla into sugar until a runny paste is formed. Stir in peel and enough juice to make glaze pourable. When cake is completely cooled, turn out of pan onto serving plate and drizzle glaze over the top.

      Emeril's Orange Glaze: For the orange syrup: In a saucepan, combine the juice of the oranges (about 1/2 cup) and the remaining 1 cup of sugar. Bring to a boil and cook for 2 minutes. Remove from the heat and cool completely. Brush the top of the cake with the orange syrup. Let the cake sit for 10 minutes.... ... In a mixing bowl, combine the powdered sugar, orange juice and some of the milk. Whisk until smooth. Pour the frosting over each cake letting the excess drip down the sides of the cake. Using a knife, spread the frosting evenly over the sides of the cakes... Allow the frosting to set.

      Lemon Glaze

      For glaze: Combine sugar, lemon juice and water in a saucepan. Stir smooth, then heat over very low heat, just until lukewarm. Add Pure Vanilla Extract. Drizzle over cake.

      Orange Or Lemon Glaze
      Melt butter, add sugar and slowly add orange juice, pour over warm cake.
      0000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000
      My son developed a taste for lemon juice in the morning. I squeeze a fresh lemon or tow, put a bit of brown sugar( honey would be better) but still it is good and he drinks it before any food. I have known lemon juice in the morning to be a liver cleanser. Well, I found this site where it tells us a bit more about it:
      Here is the excerpt:
      Master Cleanser: One cleansing beverage seems to work wonders and is not very difficult for most people. The following formula is adapted from the original.

      Master Cleanser formula:
      2 Tbs. fresh squeezed lemon or lime juice
      1-2 Tbs. pure 100% maple syrup, honey or stevia to taste
      1/8 tsp. cayenne pepper
      8 oz. pure water

      Drink the Master Cleanser beverage liberally (8 to 12 glasses) throughout the day. Make a concentrate and add water when you're ready to drink. Use the maple syrup to taste (less if you are sugar sensitive or want to consume fewer calories). Store the mixture in glass, not plastic. Also rinse your mouth and teeth with water after drinking to lessen the risk of lemon pulling calcium from your tooth enamel.

      The perfect liver food, lemon is a great body cleanser containing vitamin C, potassium, and other minerals. Its astringent nature helps to tighten tissues which loosens and clears out toxins. Syrup adds wonderful energy and nutrients. Cayenne pepper helps clear the blood, eliminating mucus and toxins. Enjoy this tasty, spicy lemonade for 1-3 days with no other food.

  38. QUESTION:
    what can I expect from stomach cancer?
    started as breast cancer and progressed to stomach,leg,bone,brain and liver cancer.Is there a successful treatment for this. that you are aware of.

    • ANSWER:
      I think reading the information below, and the referenced reports will help you a great deal.

      I have always believed that the mainstream medical industry is not interested in finding a cure for cancer because it makes too much profit with its present barbarous methods.
      Eventually, I came across a detailed report which agreed with my findings, and I have included it in my web page at

      http://dgwa1.fortunecity.com/body/cancer.html

      By reading this report, you will also convince yourself that it is best to ignore the mainstream cancer industry, and seek alternative cures. Also you should bear in mind that the medical industry will do anything to protect its profitable position, including disparaging alternative healers or even creating bogus court cases.

      I believe that cancer is a whole body thing, which in 80 percent of cases manifests itself by producing symptoms in the weaker parts of the body, and therefore appearing localised. It is this treatment of symptoms instead of cause which creates the profitable, yet non-successful approach of mainstream medicine.

      Some cures are listed on the web page too.

      It is therefore obvious that a holistic approach is required, based on cleansing, diet, exercise and debugging.

      CLEANSING
      The best way of cleansing is to fast.

      http://www.phifoundation.org/menses.html
      http://www.healthy.net/scr/article.asp?ID=1996

      but if a patient is too weak for that, or does not fancy the idea, then alternative cleanses are available.

      Colon Cleanse
      http://www.soundfeelings.com/free/colon_cleansing.htm#recipe
      Bowel cleanse
      http://www.curezone.com/schulze/herbal_colon_cleanse_1_2.asp
      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

      DIET,
      The best diet is vegetarian, avoiding all processed, frozen or micro-waved foods and drinks, and based on fresh fruit, fresh vegetables - preferably organic, nuts and seeds. Drinks should be clean water or freshly squeezed orange juice.

      Many researchers promote the benefits of vitamin B17 as a healer. this can be found in the following foods:
      Apple seeds, alfalfa sprouts, apricot kernels, bamboo shoots, barley, beet tops, bitter almond, blackberries, boysenberries, brewer’s yeast, brown rice, buckwheat, cashews, cherry kernels, cranberries, currants, fava beans, flax seeds, garbanzo beans, gooseberries, huckleberries, lentils, lima beans, linseed meat, loganberries, macadamia nuts, millet, millet seed, peach kernels, pecans, plum kernels, quince, raspberries, sorghum cane syrup, spinach, sprouts (alfalfa, lentil, mung bean, buckwheat, garbanzo), strawberries, walnuts, watercress, yams.

      A commercial preparation of B17 is available called Laetrile.

      EXERCISE
      Exercise should be sufficient to create a sweat, but not sufficient to make you gasp for breath or feel over-tired. About one hours exercise every day is best.

      DEBUGGING
      There are various theories about how bugs create cancer.

      Hulda Clark suggests that parasites are the cause, and that they can be disposed of by using a zapper.

      Zappers are available from

      Super Zapper DeLuxe
      http://www.drclark.net Clark Zapper with amazing features get a free CD ROM

      http://www.paradevices.com/zapper_works.html

      Terminator Crystal Orgone Zapper Blood Purification Parasite Solution
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  39. QUESTION:
    If you've ever done a gall bladder/liver flush,is it painful/uncomfortable?
    u know those w/recipes of lemon juice, olive oil,ect
    u take a weekend off to drink weird stuff all day, follow instructions and then later all these gall bladder sones pass through?
    well answer ONLY if you've done this AND
    did you experience pains where ur gall bladder is located at all during any time of the "flush"

    I mean if it really is safe, why not do a "cleanse"

    • ANSWER:
      I've done it and there was really no pain at all considering I'm a veggie person. The only agonizing thing was the sticking to the routine with the flushing recipe, the trips to the toilet, and finally relieving yourself of the stones which were a plenty if it is the first time you're doing it. The funny thing is you hear funny sounds on the gallbladder side after you drink the olive oil stuff. Drinking the olive oil stuff was actually the worst part unless you temper it with lemon juice.

      On the other hand, my friend who was into eating a lot of meat had so much discomfort and pain that he did not push through with the flush. There is a 7-9 day flush recipe for meat eaters that starts with vegetarian meals for at least 3 days that should soften the bile to loosen the stones.

  40. QUESTION:
    What can I put with soda water or tap water?
    I'm not drinking much alcohol anymore and I just want some ideas for non alcoholic drinks. example soda water with lime.

    Thanks xox

    • ANSWER:
      The prefect recipe for tap water is to add a lemon.

      Health benefits :
      Lemons are antiseptic
      Lemon water has excellent digestive properties,can ease heartburn, bloating & other digestion problems
      Lemon water cleanses & stimulates the liver and kidneys
      Lemon juice contains calcium,magnesium & potassium
      Lemon juice has been known to relieve asthma
      Lemon water (hot) offers relief from cold & flu symptoms while providing some much needed Vitamin C
      Lemon juice is a great skin cleanser

      I drink chrysanthemum tea or green tea .

  41. QUESTION:
    What's the best at-home liver flush?
    I've been reading a lot about liver flushes/cleanses, and my doctor suggested I give it a try. So, I figured I'd give it a shot. There are SO MANY different options though, I don't know what's best.

    I'm looking to start either today or in the morning.......and hopefully do the 2-3 day flush type thing. I think the most common and successful ones consist of:

    *Filtered water
    *Lemon
    *Apple Juice
    *ACV
    *Olive oil

    ....So, have you tried a liver flush at home? What worked for you? What kind of success did you have? I'm looking for recipes, instructions, testimonials....whatever I can get.

    Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      Maybe you should think about changing your doctor if they are suggesting that.
      It is a quack treatment and has no medical value.

  42. QUESTION:
    Can anyone tell me about Colon cleanse?
    Are there any side effects in Colon cleanse?

    • ANSWER:
      Colon cleanse is nothing much complex as you are thinking so. It has gained lot of reputation in the recent past. But you need to know the complete procedure of colon cleanse .The process of colon cleanse is invasive and there are certain side effects if the procedure is not followed completely. You may have to face with headache, discomfort and nausea. You need to be aware and investigate regarding the side effects of the colon cleanse product. Warnings need to be taken strictly otherwise it will adversely affect the human body on huge extent.

      There are various options which can help you know about colon cleanse .There are many websites which provides with online colon cleanse recipe. There are organic herbs and solutions which help in preparation of colon cleanse recipe. Some recipes involve water fasting and some with fruit juice fasting. The person need to implement the advices and warnings before opting for colon cleanse recipe according to their choice. The main purpose of colon cleansing is to empty all the colons and fecal mater deposited in body organs especially in liver, kidney and intestines.

      Colon cleansing can also be performed in practitioners office but people feel that it is better to cleanse the colon in the home itself. You need not to be in a hurry to cleanse the colon as it need to be done in an easy and convenient manner otherwise it will lead to some side effects which can deteriorate the health

  43. QUESTION:
    Whats That Lemon Cleanser? The Recipe?? Its Suppose To Clean Out Your System And Help Someone Loose Weight?
    I dunno If It Was Lemonade Or Cranberry Juice
    You add 2 ingredients like ginsing and maple syrup?? i just wanna know the recipe it seem intersting my friend told me about.
    Its Like you drink it for a few days and eat nothing.

    • ANSWER:
      The Master Cleanser, or "The Lemonade Diet, is the widely popular fasting diet described in the book "The Master Cleanser - with Special Needs and Problems" by Stanley Burroughs...

      Master Cleanser
      2 tbsp lemon or lime juice (1/2 lemon)
      2 tbsp of pure grade B maple syrup
      1/10 tsp cayenne pepper (red) or to taste
      12 oz of purified water (very warm)
      Combine master cleanser ingredients and drink.
      You many double the Master Cleanser recipe and fill a large thermos bottle and drink all day long.

      The Master Cleanser helps purify the liver.
      The Master Cleanser helps dissolve and eliminate toxins and congestion that have formed in any part of the body
      The Master Cleanser helps cleanse the kidneys and the digestive system
      The Master Cleanser helps purify the glands and cells
      The Master Cleanser helps eliminate unusable waste and hardened material in the joints and muscles
      The Master Cleanser helps build a healthy blood stream
      The Master Cleanser helps relieve pressure and irritation in the nerves, arteries and blood vessels
      Grade B maple syrup contains a large variety of minerals and vitamins. These include: potassium, calcium, magnesium, manganese, iron, copper, phosphorus, sulfur, chlorine and silicon. Vitamin A, B1, B2, B6, C, nicotinic acid and pantothenic acid are also present.

      Before using the Master Cleanser therapeutically, we recommend reading "The Master Cleanser", by Stanley Burroughs, to have complete instructions to obtain optimum results.

  44. QUESTION:
    How To Get Rid Of Pimples?
    I have got acne on my back, and some acne on my forehead. i was wondering if therewas any home rremadesthat you use that could help, i have bought many acne products from stores but they never seem to do anything and my mum is now sick of buying them for me, so is there anything that i could find at home that would help at all, i have heard of toothpaste and tea tree oil but is there anything else? thankss :)

    • ANSWER:
      Lemon Juice Applied Directly to Acne

      Lemon juice contains one of the AHAs or Alpha Hydroxy Acids which is citric acid. It works by sloughing off dead skin, promoting skin elasticity, and enabling new skin cell growth rise from underneath. It also flushes out pores and keeps your skin feeling fresh and bright.

      Lemon Juice Topical Recipe / Instructions

      1. Ensure your skin is clean.
      2. Squeeze 1 teaspoon of lemon juice into a small bowl. Use a cotton ball to soak up some juice. Dilute it with water if it burns.
      3. Dab the juice onto your pimples, whiteheads, blackheads, and pimples.
      4. Leave on over night and rinse in the morning. Apply it again (under your makeup if you’re female).
      5. If you find the lemon juice too strong too leave on, even diluted with water, wash it off after 10 minutes in cold water.

      Expect improvements with this remedy after about 2 weeks. At this time, add a gentle cleanser with glycolic acid, like B. Kamins cleanser for normal to oily skin combination.

      It is possible that your acne is only one symptom of your body not receiving enough nutrients, vitamins, minerals or liquids. Therefore, consider detoxifying your body, which gets to the root cause of many diseases, including acne.

      The e-book, Acne no More is an excellent read about the power of detoxifying your system, and learning how to care for your body the right way. I highly recommend it.

      Lemon Juice Drink for Acne

      You can use the lemon juice remedy for internal cleansing or detoxifying of the liver and for absorption of important minerals and vitamins. This drink is one of the healthiest juices for your skin and body that is refreshing, easy to drink, and simplest to make.

      In fact, it has so many health benefits aside from clearing acne, that everyone (who isn’t allergic) should be drinking it. This remedy's benefits include:

      * eliminating acid waste because it contains minerals (potassium, Vitamin C),
      * alleviating constipation,
      * cleansing the liver with citric acid and building up enzymes to eliminate blood toxins,
      * aiding in digestion
      * removing kidney and pancreatic stones, and
      * removing calcium deposits in the body.

      Recipe for cleansing acne:

      Lemon Juice Remedy Variation #1:

      1. Squeeze 1 lemon into glass or bottle.
      2. Add 2 cups of water (8oz each).
      3. Drink the juice throughout the day.

      Lemon Juice Remedy Variation #2:

      1. Squeeze 1 lemon 1 cup (8oz) of warm filtered or boiled water.
      2. Drink it first thing in the morning.
      3. Don’t drink or eat for half an hour after to allow the juice to cleanse your body.

      Do not use this remedy if you have allergies, ulcers, or arthritis.

  45. QUESTION:
    How do I get rid of zits on my face?
    I have some red zits and just some skin colored bumps all over my face and I'm tired of people staring at me because of it! Is there anything I can do to get rid of them kind of quickly? Iv'e already tried proactive and it didn't really work for me so............ yea:)

    • ANSWER:
      Lemon Juice Applied Directly to Acne

      Lemon juice contains one of the AHAs or Alpha Hydroxy Acids which is citric acid. It works by sloughing off dead skin, promoting skin elasticity, and enabling new skin cell growth rise from underneath. It also flushes out pores and keeps your skin feeling fresh and bright.

      Lemon Juice Topical Recipe / Instructions

      1. Ensure your skin is clean.
      2. Squeeze 1 teaspoon of lemon juice into a small bowl. Use a cotton ball to soak up some juice. Dilute it with water if it burns.
      3. Dab the juice onto your pimples, whiteheads, blackheads, and pimples.
      4. Leave on over night and rinse in the morning. Apply it again (under your makeup if you’re female).
      5. If you find the lemon juice too strong too leave on, even diluted with water, wash it off after 10 minutes in cold water.

      Expect improvements with this remedy after about 2 weeks. At this time, add a gentle cleanser with glycolic acid, like B. Kamins cleanser for normal to oily skin combination.

      It is possible that your acne is only one symptom of your body not receiving enough nutrients, vitamins, minerals or liquids. Therefore, consider detoxifying your body, which gets to the root cause of many diseases, including acne.

      The e-book, Acne no More is an excellent read about the power of detoxifying your system, and learning how to care for your body the right way. I highly recommend it.

      Lemon Juice Drink for Acne

      You can use the lemon juice remedy for internal cleansing or detoxifying of the liver and for absorption of important minerals and vitamins. This drink is one of the healthiest juices for your skin and body that is refreshing, easy to drink, and simplest to make.

      In fact, it has so many health benefits aside from clearing acne, that everyone (who isn’t allergic) should be drinking it. This remedy's benefits include:

      * eliminating acid waste because it contains minerals (potassium, Vitamin C),
      * alleviating constipation,
      * cleansing the liver with citric acid and building up enzymes to eliminate blood toxins,
      * aiding in digestion
      * removing kidney and pancreatic stones, and
      * removing calcium deposits in the body.

      Recipe for cleansing acne:

      Lemon Juice Remedy Variation #1:

      1. Squeeze 1 lemon into glass or bottle.
      2. Add 2 cups of water (8oz each).
      3. Drink the juice throughout the day.

      Lemon Juice Remedy Variation #2:

      1. Squeeze 1 lemon 1 cup (8oz) of warm filtered or boiled water.
      2. Drink it first thing in the morning.
      3. Don’t drink or eat for half an hour after to allow the juice to cleanse your body.

      Do not use this remedy if you have allergies, ulcers, or arthritis.

  46. QUESTION:
    Will the radiation from Japan affect people all the way in Brooklyn, NY? Ifso what precautions should be taken?
    What precautions should I take, living in Brooklyn, NY to help prevent radiation poisoning

    • ANSWER:
      They say no but who knows knowing our government has lied in the past.

      If it was me & I was very worried. I would do a couple things.

      Iodine is said to help the thyroid from being affected as if the thyroid
      is saturated w/organic iodine, the radiation is not absorbed as much as the thyroid sucks up the radiation.

      I would take a lot of seaweed in the next month or so, & add it to my regular diet on occasion as well. In fact, I was not even thinking of the crisis & happened to eat a ton of seaweed lately during the last five days just cause I like it.

      I went to a Chinese buffet.They had this yummy seaweed (the best I ever had in fact so good I asked the waiter to check what kind it was. It had a sweet taste & I put a lot of the seaweed into my hot & sour soup. He said the pack only said it was Korean).

      I tried to find it at a local Asian market & got something but not sure if it was right but I tasted good. I was craving hot & sour soup when my car was broken so found an easy recipe for it that was vegan online (I am a vegan.)

      I added the seaweed in large amounts in fact I am eating the soup right now. It is very good.

      I even made a simpler version using veggie broth, vinegar (I used red wine or brown rice vinegar) & soy sauce. Then I added things.

      Things you might add besides the seaweed are the following:

      Carrots, bamboo shoots, tree ear or shitake or regular mushrooms, bok choy, spinach, miso, egg, scallions, etc

      Make a big batch, freeze it in baggies & take some daily or every few days.

      I also like dulse. Most people like this seaweed as it tastes the best. I gave it to a 2nd grade class when I was doing a unit on nutrition & the veggie part (sea veggie) & to my surprise, 2/3 of the class loved it & asked for more. I was student teaching *& the teacher was shocked..she had predicted noone would eat it as at lunch the kids at this school always threw away most nutritious things they were served like fruits, but they sure loved their dulse seaweed :)

      When my son was little, well both of them actually, begged for more & requested a lot of dulse baked in oven with cheese over it.

      Many people liked the ready made seaweed salad sold at stores like Krogers & giant eagle in the Asian section by the produce departments. Looks like this
      http://www.tastydays.com/f_images/474829980_37f171c0fd_z.jpg

      Seaweeds are very high in iodine that helps protect against radiation poisoning of the thyroid.

      So up those.

      If it was me, I would also do colon cleansing using the intestinal cleanse #1 & especially #2 as this 2nd formula removes 3000 drugs residues including strontium 90 (Radioactive) http://curezone.com/schulze/herbal_colon_cleanse_1_2.asp But one needs to take the intestinal cleanse #1unless maybe you are going to the bathroom 3 times a day or so.buy at herbdoc.com

      You could also do cleansing of the elimination organs (bladder/kidney cleanse, liver-gall bladder cleanse, blood cleansing, lung/mucus cleanse, skin brushing & lot of fresh juices.

      Eat as much raw food as you can (fruits, veggies, raw nuts & seeds, spouted grains & sprouted legumes, cold pressed oils & extra virgin olive oil, frozen produce & raw nut milks & soaked oats)

      Take in a lot of green smoothies & green juices.

      Even if you are not exposed the steps are not wasted as these things (good nutrition in & toxins out) greatly help the body.

      In summary, lots of seaweed, green juices & green smoothies (ie-mix leafy greens with fruits in blender or juicer).lots of raw foods, colon cleansing..optional other cleansing of the body elimination organs but the colon is the most important.

      I am telling you what I would do if I was worried. I do not think it is silly to be concerned despite what government says, They didn't t tell us about the nuclear testing in Nevada in the 50s when I was growing up hurting us & it is now known that the fallout came all the way over to Ohio & surrounding states, It is now thought this radiation especially in girls around puberty lead to breast cancer later in life. I myself got it at age 39.

      The government is not above lying. We now know that the oral polio vaccines we were given in the 50s in schools were designed to shed to the general population via the kids & thus immunize the parents etc but that they were contaminated with the sv40 virus. This is thought to be in part responsible for the increase in cancers later. This virus is present in most of the cancers.

      Also the US government has tested depleted uranium in our country & it has been said to be found 500 miles or more from the testing sites in populated cities, so they have no concern for their citizens.

      They also dropped depleted uranium in Iraq, Iran, Afghanistan & Kosevo They dropped both depleted & non-depleted uranium in gulf war 2 that was the equivalent of 1/4 million Nagasaki bombs. Knowing every place

  47. QUESTION:
    Fruit juice cocktail recipes for kids?
    Need recipies for a party

    • ANSWER:
      l

      Appetizer Fruit Cocktail -

      Servings:
      4

      Ingredients:

      2 cups apple juice
      1 tablespoon lemon juice
      1/2 teaspoon grated orange or lemon peel
      dash salt
      2 (3-inch) cinnamon sticks
      2 (about 3/4 lb.) Red Delicious apples, cored and diced
      1-1/2 cups diced fresh pineapple
      1 orange, peeled and sectioned

      Method:

      1) Combine apple juice, lemon juice, orange or lemon peel, salt and cinnamon sticks in saucepan.

      2) Bring to boil and simmer, uncovered, 10 minutes. Cool slightly.

      3) Remove cinnamon sticks. Combine apples, pineapple and orange. Pour syrup over fruit and chill.Fruit Juice Recipes
      Delicious Gold, Ruby, and Topaz Juices

      We've compiled a huge list of delicious fruit juice recipes for you to enjoy with your new juicer. All of these recipes are bursting with flavor, energy and vitamins, so enjoy!

      4 Fruit Juice

      Garlic Tomato Juice

      Pineapple Wheatgrass

      Alertness Juice

      Ginger Apple Juice

      Pomegranate Punch

      Allergy Enemy

      Glass of Beauty

      Really Red Grapefruit

      Apple Grass

      Honey Soother

      Really Red Juice

      Apple Pie Juice

      Kids Fun Animal Juice

      Slimming Cocktail

      Apple Radish Celery Juice

      Kiwi Energy Burst

      Sparkling Fruit Juice

      Apple Strawberry Blend

      Lemon and Lime Gingerale

      Spring Cocktail

      Apple Strawberry Delight

      Lip Smacking Cocktail

      Sunset Cocktail

      Apple Veggie Mix

      Liver Cleanse

      Strawberry Delight

      Be a Peach

      Mango Orange Apple Juice

      Sweet Grass

      Bluecherry Juice

      Melonade

      Tasty Digestive Juice

      Celery Grape Juice

      Nectarine Blend

      Tropical Juice Flair

      Celery Lemon Delight

      Orange Lemonade

      Tropical Passion Wheatgrass

      Citrus Blast Off

      Orangy Tangerines

      Urinary Tract Repair

      Delicious Fruit Juice

      Outstanding Cocktail

      Vibrant Cocktail

      Delicious Tomato Juice

      Peach Pear Apple Juice

      Vitamin C Health

      Energetic Cocktail

      Pearly Whites Juice

      Watermelon Kick

      Fruit and Veggie Blend

      Pineapple Delight

      Yummy Apple Juice

      Fruit Punch

      Kids Fun Animal Juice

      * 1 orange
      * 1 apple
      * Watermelon Chunks
      * Handful of strawberries

      Peel an orange so that the skin stays in one long piece. Cut the apple and orange into segments and juice. Pour into a glass and decorate it glass to look like an elephant by using the orange peel for a trunk and two large round slices of orange to form an elephant's ears.

      For the second glass of Animal Juice, juice the watermelon chunks and strawberries. Pour into a glass and decorate the glass to look like a pig with strawberry pig ears and nose.

      Citrus Blast Off

      * 1 grapefruit
      * 2 oranges
      * 2 tangerines
      * ¼ oz liquid ginseng

      Peel and cut the grapefruit, oranges and tangerines into segments and juice.

      Kiwi Energy Burst

      * 4 oz. of green grapes
      * 3 kiwis
      * 1 orange

      Cut the kiwis into wedges. Peel the oranges and cut it into segments. Juice all of the ingredients.

      Liver Cleanse

      * 2 Pink Grapefruits
      * 1 Lemon
      * 1 Lime
      * 1 Tbsp Olive Oil

      Peel and cut the pink grapefruits, lemon and lime into segments and juice

      To Top
      Pineapple Delight

      * 1/2 pineapple
      * 2 apples

      Peel the pineapple, core the apples and cut the fruit into sections. Juice everything in the order given in the ingredient list.

      Vitamin C Health

      * 1 pineapple round
      * 3 - 4 tangerines or oranges

      Cut the pineapple round into strips. Peel the tangerines or oranges, leaving on as much pith as possible, and cut into segments. Juice the ingredients and keep that cold you feel coming on at bay.

      Orangy Tangerines

      * 4 Tangerines
      * 4 Oranges
      * 1 Lime
      * ½ Organic Orange Skin

      Peel and cut the tangerines, oranges and lime into segments. Juice all of the ingredients.

      Really Red Juice

      * 1/2 beet with the greens
      * 3 to 4 medium sized apples

      Cut the beet and the apple into narrow wedges and process them in the juicer.

      Kidney Flush

      * 2 Apples
      * 3-5 Watermelon pieces with rind

      Cut the apples into narrow wedges and juice with the watermelon pieces.

      Energetic Cocktail

      * 6 carrots
      * 2 oranges
      * 1 apple
      * 1 stalk celery
      * 1 slice lemon

      Peel the oranges, core the apple and cut into sections. Juice everything in the order given in the ingredient list.

      Apple Pie Juice

      * 4 large sweet apples
      * 1 large carrot
      * ½ tsp of cinnamon
      * ½ a tsp of nutmeg

      Sprinkle the cinnamon and nutmeg into your juicer. Juice the apples and carrot. Drink immediately and enjoy fresh apple pie in a glass.

      Urinary Tract Repair

      * 2 Apples
      * 1/2 cup Cranberries

      Cut the apples into narrow wedges and pit the cranberries. Juice with your home juicer.

      Lip Smacking Cocktail

      * 2 apples
      * 3 carrots
      * 1 stalk celery

      Core the apples and cut into sections. Juice everything in the order given in the ingredient list.

      Tropical Juice Flair

      * ¼ of a pineapple
      * 1 mango
      * 1 medium tomato
      * 1 ½ ounces of rum (optional)

      Remove the skin of the pineapple and cut into pieces. Peel the mango and cut into spears. Juice the pineapple and mango pieces with the tomato. Place the juice in a sealable container and add the rum if desired. Shake the juice thoroughly and pour into glasses

      Allergy Enemy

      * 1 Apple
      * 1 Pear
      * 1 cup Pineapple cubes

      Cut the apple and pear into pieces. Combine apple, pear and pineapple cubes in your juicer.

      4 Fruit Juice

      * 3 slices of pineapple
      * ½ an orange
      * 4 strawberries
      * 1 bunch of red grapes

      Juice the pineapple first. Peel the orange and cut into pieces then juice with the strawberries and grapes. Stir and enjoy!

      Sparkling Fruit Juice

      * 1/2 mango
      * 1 orange
      * 1 kiwi
      * sparkling mineral water

      Peel the mango, orange and kiwi. Cut them all up into pieces and process in your juicer. Pour into a large glass and fill to the top with sparkling water to enjoy this sparkling treat.

      Celery Grape Juice

      * 1 bunch of grapes
      * 2 celery stalks

      Cut the celery into smaller sections and juice with the grapes. You can top this tasty juice with fresh mint leaves.

      Melonade

      * 1 lemon
      * ¼ watermelon

      Peel the lemon and cut the rind off of the watermelon. Cut both into pieces and juice.

      Nectarine Blend

      * 1 orange
      * ½ cup of raspberries
      * 1 nectarine

      Peel the orange and cut into sections. Pit the nectarine and section. Juice the ingredients in your juicer.

      To Top
      Celery Lemon Delight

      * 2 lemons
      * 1 handful of celery leaves
      * 1/2 cup raw sugar

      Peel the lemons. Juice the celery leaves, then the lemons. Stir in sugar, and add water to make a quart. This is best served over ice.

      To Top
      Bluecherry Juice

      * ¾ cup blueberries
      * handful of cherries
      * 1 apple

      Pit the cherries and cut the apple into pieces. Juice together and serve.

      To Top
      Tasty Digestive Juice

      * 1 apple
      * 2 thick pineapple slices
      * ½ papaya

      Cut the apple into pieces. Deseed the papaya and scoop out the fleshy fruit. Remove the skin of the pineapple and cut into sections. Juice together

      Pineapple Wheatgrass

      * 2 cups fresh pineapple
      * 1 orange
      * 1 papaya
      * 2-3 inch round of wheatgrass

      Peel the orange and cut all of the fruit into sections. Juice the ingredients, stir and enjoy a little taste of Hawaii

      Pomegranate Punch

      * 1 pomegranate
      * 1 orange
      * 1 pineapple ring
      * 1/4 lemon
      * Gingerale

      Peel and cut the orange and pineapple into sections. Juice all of the fruit and combine with gingerale.

      Tropical Passion Wheatgrass

      * 2 kiwis
      * 1 guava or papaya
      * 1 cup cubed pineapple
      * 5 strawberries
      * 1 orange
      * 3-4 inch round of wheatgrass

      Peel kiwi, guava, and orange, cut into sections. Combine all fruit and wheatgrass in your juicer and serve slightly chilled.

      Sunset Cocktail

      * 2 apples
      * 1 medium beet
      * 1 orange
      * 3 carrots

      Peel the orange, and then cut the orange, apple and beet into sections. Juice in the order given in ingredient list

      Be a Peach

      * 2 peaches
      * 1 pear
      * 1 apple

      Remove the pits from the peaches, cut all ingredients into sections and juice!

      Yummy Apple Juice

      * 2 sweet apples
      * 4 large carrots
      * 1 red bell pepper
      * 4 jicama spears

      Cut all of the fruits and vegetables into sections. Juice the apples and the carrots. Next, juice the red bell pepper and the jicama spears. Mix and enjoy.

      Lemon and Lime Gingerale

      * 1 apple
      * ½ inch fresh ginger
      * handful of grapes
      * 1/4 lemon
      * 1/2 lime
      * sparkling mineral water

      Remove the grapes from the stem and cut the apple into sections. Juice the apple and ginger together, then juice the rest of the fruit. Pour the juice in a large glass and fill to the top with sparkling water and serve with ice.

      Honey Soother

      * 4 Mandarins
      * ½ lemon
      * 1 tbsp honey

      Peel lemon and cut all of the fruit into sections. Juice the fruit, and add the honey after.

      Apple Strawberry Delight

      * 5-6 apples
      * 1 cup strawberries

      Cut the apples up into sections, juice the ingredients and enjoy!

      Ginger Apple Juice

      * 3 apples
      * 1 inch piece of ginger

      Cut the apples into sections and juice with the piece of ginger

      Watermelon Kick

      * 1/2 watermelon, without rind
      * 1 lemon
      * 5 oranges
      * 1/2 pineapple

      Peel lemon, oranges and pineapple. Cut all fruit into sections and juice together.

      Outstanding Cocktail

  48. QUESTION:
    why is it important to know about prostate cancer?

    • ANSWER:
      It is important to know about any kind of cancer.

      I have always believed that the mainstream medical industry is not interested in finding a cure for cancer because it makes too much profit with its present barbarous methods.
      Eventually, I came across a detailed report which agreed with my findings, and I have included it in my web page at

      http://dgwa1.fortunecity.com/body/cancer.html

      By reading this report, you will also convince yourself that it is best to ignore the mainstream cancer industry, and seek alternative cures. Also you should bear in mind that the medical industry will do anything to protect its profitable position, including disparaging alternative healers or even creating bogus court cases.

      I believe that cancer is a whole body thing, which in 80 percent of cases manifests itself by producing symptoms in the weaker parts of the body, and therefore appearing localised. It is this treatment of symptoms instead of cause which creates the profitable, yet non-successful approach of mainstream medicine.

      Some cures are listed on the web page too.

      It is therefore obvious that a holistic approach is required, based on cleansing, diet, exercise and debugging.

      CLEANSING
      The best way of cleansing is to fast.

      http://www.phifoundation.org/menses.html
      http://www.healthy.net/scr/article.asp?ID=1996

      but if a patient is too weak for that, or does not fancy the idea, then alternative cleanses are available.

      Colon Cleanse
      http://www.soundfeelings.com/free/colon_cleansing.htm#recipe
      Bowel cleanse
      http://www.curezone.com/schulze/herbal_colon_cleanse_1_2.asp
      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

      DIET,
      The best diet is vegetarian, avoiding all processed, frozen or micro-waved foods and drinks, and based on fresh fruit, fresh vegetables - preferably organic, nuts and seeds. Drinks should be clean water or freshly squeezed orange juice.

      Many researchers promote the benefits of vitamin B17 as a healer. this can be found in the following foods:
      Apple seeds, alfalfa sprouts, apricot kernels, bamboo shoots, barley, beet tops, bitter almond, blackberries, boysenberries, brewer’s yeast, brown rice, buckwheat, cashews, cherry kernels, cranberries, currants, fava beans, flax seeds, garbanzo beans, gooseberries, huckleberries, lentils, lima beans, linseed meat, loganberries, macadamia nuts, millet, millet seed, peach kernels, pecans, plum kernels, quince, raspberries, sorghum cane syrup, spinach, sprouts (alfalfa, lentil, mung bean, buckwheat, garbanzo), strawberries, walnuts, watercress, yams.

      A commercial preparation of B17 is available called Laetrile.

      EXERCISE
      Exercise should be sufficient to create a sweat, but not sufficient to make you gasp for breath or feel over-tired. About one hours exercise every day is best.

      DEBUGGING
      There are various theories about how bugs create cancer.

      Hulda Clark suggests that parasites are the cause, and that they can be disposed of by using a zapper.

      Zappers are available from

      Super Zapper DeLuxe
      http://www.drclark.net Clark Zapper with amazing features get a free CD ROM

      http://www.paradevices.com/zapper_works.html

      Terminator Crystal Orgone Zapper Blood Purification Parasite Solution
      Electrical stimulation devices for blood purification, parasites, relaxation, and addictions.
      http://www.elixa.com/estim/zap.htm

      High frequency parasite zapper. Includes product description and benefits.
      http://www.ess-in.com/

  49. QUESTION:
    Are there any home-remedies for detoxification?
    Are there any ways to "detoxify" your body without taking diet pills or any other over the counter pills?

    • ANSWER:
      There are many areas of the body which can be "detoxed" or cleansed, including the kidneys, liver, colon, gall bladder, bowels, blood and lymphatic system.

      Some good food and supplement items which help cleanse and detox are: Garlic, echinacea, ginger root, parsley leaf, fresh vegetables, such as broccoli, cauliflower, broccoli sprouts, onions and artichokes, and fresh fruits such as apples, pears, oranges, grapefruit, bananas, raisins, pineapple, mango, kiwi fruit, raspberries, strawberries, blackcurrants, melon, sultanas, nectarines and peaches.

      See: http://www.pureinsideout.com/detox-foods.html

      In addition, watermelon is a great kidney cleanser and kidney stone remedy - and when you have regular one fasts of consuming nothing but watermelon it will also help cleanse your bowels and colon.

      Beetroot juice and coconut oil are great for cleansing the liver and gall bladder and coffee enemas cleanse and help keep the bile ducts open and flowing (I know - yuck!).

      To detox heavy metals, use cilantro (coriander) and chlorella.

      Lemon water helps cleanse the blood. A more potent blood cleanser which can be made at home with a bit of effort is the Blood Tonic recipe of fifth generation herbalist Dru Browning. See:

      http://www.tbyil.com/Brownings_Blood_Tonic.htm

      And, for some good recipes for cleansing the liver and gall bladder, see:

      http://curezone.com/cleanse/liver/

  50. QUESTION:
    Health - what kind of diet is recommended for persons with gull-stones?

    • ANSWER:
      Do not avoid all fats unless you are in attack or close to attack mode. Even then, a small amount of the flax oil in the beet recipe can be helpful. Fat-free and low-fat diets can be a cause for gallbladder problems as well as too much of the wrong fats. The body needs fats. Use omega 3 oils like flax or hemp. These are both delicious on salads. Cold-pressed, extra-virgin olive oil is also recommended. Use with vinegar or fresh lemon juice.

      Beets
      Cucumbers
      Green beans - are NOT the same as dried
      Okra
      Sweet potatoes
      Avocados - a good way to get needed fats directly from food
      Vinegars all types
      Garlic and onions help with liver cleansing but not processed types like flakes or powder. But some people have trouble digesting them so pay attention
      Shallots
      Tomatoes - ripe
      cold water fish
      Lemons (lemon juice in the morning with hot water helps to clean the liver)
      Grapes and fresh organic grape juice
      apples, berries, papaya, pears
      Omega 3 oils like flax or hemp. Use these with fresh lemon juice or vinegar on your salads. DO NOT COOK flax oil.

      Vegetable juices - Beet and cucumber are especially helpful to gallbladder You can add other green vegetables like tender baby greens, swiss chard, dandelion greens, beet greens, celery, carrots -- avoid the cabbage family)

      Avoid all fruit juices except organic grape juice and organic apple (self-juiced is best).

      All the vegetables listed above for juicing are good. Use baby mixed organic greens for salads and avoid the bitter greens for now.

      Fiber such as found in fruits and vegetables and guar gum is also good.

      Hope this helps you.


juice recipes for liver cleansing

Colon Cleansing Powder

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    Are there side effects to the colon cleanse products I'm reading about?
    I've been reading about these over the counter colon cleanse powders and pills that are supposed to make you feel healthier, but I'm worried about side effects, like having to use the bathroom constantly. Has anyone out there tried products like Bromalite or Cleanse RX?

    • ANSWER:
      Colonic irrigation (colon cleansing) went out with high button shoes and I can't imagine why anyone thinks it is a good thing to do.

      There are dangers such as mechanical injury, introduction of pathogens, and loss of electrolytes.

      To feel and be healthy, eat well balanced meals containing adequate fiber, exercise, get adequate sleep, avoid ingesting and inhaling toxic substances.

  2. QUESTION:
    Is it better to take colon cleanse pills or the powder?
    Is it better to take colon cleanse pills or the powder?

    I bought colon cleanse powder and its DISGUSTING. but people say it works better then the pills

    Opinions on this?

    • ANSWER:
      I THINJ U SHOULD USE THE HERBALLIFE COLON CLEANSER IT REALLY WORKS I USED IT AND ITS NOT DISGUSTING!

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

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

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

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

  4. QUESTION:
    Looking for a good colon cleansing product?
    I had abdominal surgery six months ago and have had a few bouts with partial bowel obstructions. I've been able to work through them at home but I want to make sure I don't have to fight with this. There are many colon cleansing products out there and wondering what has worked. I'm trying Oxy Powder right now but not sure I'm having good results.

    • ANSWER:
      Surely your surgeon gave you some sound direction for after the surgery.
      Eating high fiber fresh foods is the best and only safe colon cleanser. Your colon stays clean with a healthy high fiber diet. It doesn't need cleansing.
      The best way to clean your system is to stop putting toxins in. The largest source is our modern diet of processed and refined foods loaded with preservatives, additives, and concentrates. These throw off the normal functions of the entire body.
      The best way to "cleanse and detox" is to reduce transit time - the amount of time it takes for food to exit the body. The average adult has a transit time of 50-60 hours. So something they ate for breakfast two days ago is still in their system. Yuck!
      This leads to a condition called auto toxicity where the digestive system is working slow enough for toxins to be reabsorbed through the large intestine.
      A high fiber diet can cut transit time to 24-30 hours. Search high fiber foods and focus on eating lots of those.

  5. QUESTION:
    What works better a colon cleanse (pills) or colon hydrotherapy?
    I just wanted to know if a colon cleanse dose as a good job as a colon hydrotherapy? Does the hydrotherapy romove more stuff?

    • ANSWER:
      It depends on what you're trying to do it for. If you're just trying to clean out the bad stuff and help regularity, then colon cleanses are best, although the powders are usually easier so you aren't swallowing a dozen pills at a time. Colon cleanses are typically mostly fiber and herbs that encourage regularity, so they are very beneficial and safe.
      If you are doing it for a colonoscopy or something where your colon needs to be REALLY clean, then hydrotherapy is the only option.

      If you're wondering which is safer, that would be the colon cleanser. There are some things that should be in your colon (specifically probiotics) that an enema would wash out which could be detrimental to long-term regularity. In other words, an enema is only a short-term help and will make you more constipated if you use them too often. Fiber products would work with your body's chemistry to keep things moving normally. Good luck and I hope I helped!

  6. QUESTION:
    How can i feel full while fasting/ colon cleansing?
    Ok so im doing the colon cleansing diet/ fasting. Im just starting so of course im gona feel a little full for a day or 2 but is there any way that i can feel full without eating a single thing. Would drinking a bottle of water with those crystal light powders in it be too sugary for my stomach and the fast will be worthless? Any thing you know about this, please tell

    • ANSWER:
      If you are fasting, ignore the other 2 posts. Fruit juice IS food and Flax is food as well (although the flax is a good way to "clean house") I have found that soda waters keep me quite full (e.g. canada dry makes some flavored ones and Lacroix makes them as well) They are usually by the bottled water/vitamin waters in the grocery store and are nothing but flavor and fizzy water. Crystal light is pretty much just chemicals and would prob be a very bad idea on an empty stomach.

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

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

  8. QUESTION:
    Where can I get a powder form of Magnesium Oxide?
    In order to colon cleanse, do you know where I could find a powder form of Magnesium Oxide you can mix with water and drink? It supposedly makes you feel like you're "shitting watter" and cleanses your colon.

    Help, please?

    • ANSWER:
      I did myself a colon cleanse and a (liver flush therapy) a couple of months ago, I bought several products including the Magnesium Oxide powder at.thecatalog.com, they do sell two high quality brands of supplements, now foods and Health Genesis. They have been around for a while (especially Now Foods).
      You will feel another person once you will do it. Also I suggest to do the Liver Flush as well ( it cleans your liver ) if you want more information about it, you can contact me.
      Below is the link to the product you are looking for:
      http://www.thecatalog.com/1310.html

  9. QUESTION:
    Has anyone used acai berry and colon cleanse?
    I need to lose my last 10 pounds, ok maybe 15. I am 40 years old, healthy and eat right. I ride my bike to and from work everyday. I just need to lose my last 10 - 15 pounds. Has anyone used acai berry and colon cleanse and succeeded? I do not want to buy it online. Can I get it over the counter?

    • ANSWER:
      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A%C3%A7a%C3%AD_palm#As_a_dietary_supplement

      Acai Berry pretty much has the same nutritional value as kiwi fruit - and when it is processed in pretty much any way, the nutritional value plummets (pill/powder etc).

      There is no logic behind a type of fruit mobilising fat into the blood stream, and no logic that (even if it did occur, which it doesn't) on a high carb (i.e. low fat) diet that it would be used as fuel.

      Short version: add vitamin c rich fruits for a better cheaper fresher more balanced alternative, never buy acai berry supplements.

      No clue about colon clense - personally if I wanted to loose weight quickly I'd switch to low carb, but resuming a high (+70% in the diet) intake of them would put the weight back.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  12. QUESTION:
    What type of internal cleansing products or compounds have any of you used? I would like recommendations.?
    I would like to do a colon cleanse or any other cleansing regimen that might be beneficial to good health.

    • ANSWER:
      I use OxyPowder. The stuff works so great. I get it from a guy on eBay for the best price I've found. He has lots of good info about how & why it works. Basically putting oxygen into your digestive track, melting the crud away. Cleans you out with no cramping. I now buy in bulk & take it just for maintenance or after I've eaten a heavy meal. I copied some info on it for you. Hope it helps you make your decision.

      Oxy-Powder® helps to gently cleanse, flush, and detoxify your colon without the dangerous and embarrassing side effects of laxatives and herbal colon cleansers!

      Oxy-Powder® is a scientifically formulated oxygen colon cleanser used to safely aid the body in relieving the irritation and constipation associated with a toxic colon. A clean, toxin-free, intestinal tract is the beginning of maintaining optimal health.

      Benefits of Oxy-Powder®:

      Some of the many benefits of Oxy-Powder® include:

      Helps Restore Regularity
      Cleanses, Refreshes, and Detoxifies
      Eliminates Build Ups That Clog Your Colon
      Promotes Renewed Vitality
      Promotes A Healthy Immune System
      Promotes Maximum Absorption Of Vital Nutrients
      What makes Oxy-Powder® so different from other colon cleansers?
      What makes Oxy-Powder® so unique is its ability to clean the entire 25-30 feet of the digestive tract. It's designed to clean, oxidize and reduce the amount of hard impacted fecal matter in the small intestine, large intestine and colon. Other cleansers focus on the colon and stimulate mucous production instead of breaking down hard fecal matter.

      As a colon cleanser Oxy-Powder® adds oxygen into the bloodstream and bowel and does so in a natural and non-toxic way. The average person by the age of 40 has between 10-20 pounds of hard compacted fecal matter lodged in their intestinal tract.Our intestinal tract is 25-30 feet in length and if you cut it open and spread it out, the surface area is the size of a tennis court. In order to clean the digestive tract you must turn that solid compaction into a liquid or gas, using time-released oxygen (oxidation/reduction). This is exactly what Oxy-Powder® does.

      By using Oxy-Powder® you can melt away or oxidize the compaction from the small intestine, the large intestine and the colon safely and effectively. This is important because a clean intestinal tract is an essential step in achieving optimal health.

      Bowel Dependence

      Oxy-Powder® will NOT cause bowel dependence, but if a pre-existing bowel dysfunction is present then it may seem as though Oxy-Powder® is continually needed. What is really happening is the Oxy-Powder® is actually helping the bowel to do a job which it has previously been unable to do. This should not be termed as dependence but actually giving needed help to the intestinal system to rid itself of harmful toxins and compaction, thereby reducing the load that the already dysfunctional intestinal tract has to handle.

      Weight Loss
      This product is not specifically intended for weight loss. While some people have reported weight loss ranging from 5 to 20 pounds when using Oxy-Powder®, this is not actual fat loss, but is due to the elimination of stored hard-compacted fecal matter throughout the whole length of the intestinal tract.

      Acid-Alkaline Balance
      The overall effect of Oxy-Powder® on the body should be mildly alkalizing. The magnesium compounds are alkaline and the natural citric acid actually raises the alkalinity in the body. There may be a temporary elevation in the acidity of the bowel itself while cleansing as many of the toxins removed can be quite acidic. Oxy-Powder® actually removes the acidic material from the body and helps to prevent re-absorption through the intestinal lining. The ingredients in Oxy-Powder® will not negatively affect the body's ability to achieve an alkaline state for optimal health.

      Your digestive system is your lifeline to good health! Each day approximately 2½ gallons of food, liquids, and body secretions are processed by your system. Everything works just fine until occasional constipation strikes. Then your life can become downright miserable.

  13. QUESTION:
    What is the best weight loss supplement for someone who has trouble losing weight?
    I have tried acai berry and colon cleanse combination, hydroxycut, lipozene, metabolife. And while i was on these i either did a 1000 calorie a day diet or weight watchers. I want a fat burner that actually stays true to the title as a fat burner. Im the biggest i have ever been and i need extreme work done

    • ANSWER:
      You have tried every unapproved diet pill available at the grocery. Weight loss supplements are called "supplements" because they are not proven drugs. Under a bad law passed in 1994 diet pills, protein powders, oils, even soaps can claim they cause weight loss as long as people don't report injury or harm. So we don't find out until injury has occurred before we know if they are safe or not. Quite a big difference from an approved drug that is extensively tested.
      80% of weight loss is diet.
      You can eat a healthy diet and lose weight.
      You can eat a healthy diet and exercise and lose more weight.
      You can exercise and eat a poor diet and not lose and even gain weight.
      A good healthy diet high in fiber, lean meats, eggs, complex carbohydrates, whole grains, antioxidant foods, healthy beverages and low in added sugar and salt help people lose weight, lower cholesterol, increase energy, improve brain function, lower blood pressure, reduce cancer risk and have a more positive lifestyle!
      You need to eat a lot more food and a lot more fiber!
      Diets that exclude foods from any food group are fad diets and do not lead to permanent weight loss or solve any other health issues.
      First, try to kick your fiber intake to 40 grams of both soluble and insoluble fiber.
      Whatever you do, get your fiber from your food, not from a jar.
      Fruits and vegetables have good fiber in them. A high fiber diet increases the metabolism.
      Try a breakfast cereal with at least 20% of recommended daily allowance of fiber in it. They are usually low in sugar so there is a double benefit. Blueberries or raspberries on top add more fiber and antioxidants. But fresh or frozen, not the kind in syrup.
      Raw nuts are a great source of fiber, healthy fats, and antioxidants. Avocados are the best.
      Lots of beans, peas, and grains are high fiber. Whole grain breads. Fiber kicks up the metabolism so you actually burn more calories. These foods will give you more gas in the beginning but if eaten daily, the bacteria in the digestive tract will elevate lowering the gas output.
      This will get you on the path for a healthy daily bowel movement. This helps clean the system and aids healthy digestion.
      I know it goes against everything you've heard but eating lots of the right foods will actually help you lose weight!
      Next, take an age appropriate basic daily multivitamin. Don't look at your multivitamin as nutrition but more as an insurance policy. Think of it as filling in the gaps in your daily diet as opposed to a primary source of nutrients.
      You have to drink lots of water to be healthy. But you can disguise it. Fill your glass all the way full with ice before pouring low sugar beverages. Try iced green tea with a splash of orange juice in it for sweet. More antioxidants. Add lemon juice to water for flavor. Slice up a cucumber and float it in pitcher of water. Gives it salty fresh taste. But you must drink up to 100 oz of water daily to help your body get rid of waste and the natural toxins.
      Last, you need to get 7-10 hours of quality sleep depending on your age. All recent sleep studies report a connection between poor sleep and weight gain.
      You must combine a healthy diet with exercise to multiply the benefit. Whether an hour a day in the weight room or just a 30 minute brisk walk every day, the added benefit of a regular exercise program really do increase and accelerate healthy weight loss.

      I lost 30 pounds in 5 months by spending my money at the grocery and gym and have kept it off for two years now. 3% of people that attempt weight loss lose it and keep it off for two years. It is not easy. It is a lifestyle change.
      Good luck and good health.

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

    • ANSWER:
      fresh fruits and veggies rich in fibers

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

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

  16. QUESTION:
    Whats the difference between an enema a colon cleanse and a laxative?
    i'm interested in doing an enema. if i do one, will i get bloatd? how long will it take to "cleanse" me
    does it hurt? will it be diarrhea?
    how much does it cost?
    do i have to get it prescribed?
    can i buy it at walmart?
    are there moer higher end stores that sell nicer kinds?
    what brand/prescription should i go with ?
    how often should i do an enema?
    how often is too much or just pointless?
    thanks

    • ANSWER:
      An enema is the insertion of a solution into the rectum and lower intestine( can be done at home by urself)

      Colon cleansing (also known as colon therapy) encompasses a number of alternative medical therapies intended to remove feces and nonspecific toxins from the colon and intestinal tract. Colon cleansing may take the form of colon hydrotherapy (also called a colonic or colonic irrigation) or oral cleansing regimens such as dietary supplements. During the 2000s internet marketing and infomercials of colon supplements increased.

      Laxative- A food or drug that stimulates evacuation of the bowels

      Enema's DO NOT hurt. they are special made bottles with special solution in it, that u insert in ur rectum. it does not hurt. u might feel ur belly weird, but it does not hurt. u are instructed to insert it sitting on a side, or with ur butt in the air. wait for 4 minutes, or untill u feel like u REALLY need to go, then get up and sit on the toilet. IT DOES NOT HURT when u go, u just GO.

      LAXATIVES--powders, pills, and foods, can make u have THE WORST CRAMPS EVER, and even doctors tell u to stay away from them, as ur colon will become depended on the, and u wont be able to go without them after a while.

      COLON CLEANSER, is something that u should do once every 5 years. it cleans out EVERYTHING in ur system, that ur body does not get rid of by itself.

      i had a bad case of constipation and here is a bit of insight i found out in the ER:

      after not being able to go for 2 weeks--I GOT SCARED.
      i tried Miralax, exlax, and other " really good" ones( yeah sure) none worked.
      i tried cramberry juice- same result.
      finally! went to the ER
      they gave me Magnezium Citrate( JEEZ!! DID THAT EVER WORK!!! its a small bottle of VERY VERY concentrated liquid...i chose lemon...u drink three quarters- to a bottle( depending on how bad it is) as fast as u can. follow that with a BIG tall glass of water, then wait..............about 4 hours, after that u explode. THAT IS THE MOST EFFICIENT WAY of getting rid of constipation without spending money on all kids of cr@p( provided that ur colon is not blocked by something)

  17. QUESTION:
    Should I do a 7-day detox pill plan, or should I take a colon cleanse pill everyday?
    I'm looking into doing detox, but I'm not sure which is more effective, the 7-day detox pills or the daily colon cleanse pill. If I do the 7-day detox pills, how often should I do it, twice a month, once a month? If I do the colon cleanser pill, is it safe to take it everyday, every other day, once a week?

    • ANSWER:
      Detox is *not* necessary. Really. Medically speaking there is no evidence that human beings need to exogenously 'detox' the colon , liver, etcetera. These detox's are designed to make money. I am not here to burst your bubble, but really, they are NOT necessary.

      The human body is more than capable of cleaning itself and does so constantly. Detoxing more likely to 'disrupt' this natural process than aid it.

      Given the above 'truth' -- I recommend you use the shortest, least invasive ... non stimulant detox available in your options.

      Further, don't use it more than once. If you feel you need to 'detox' yourself with some regularity -- Do it once a year, really -- Doing this sort of thing once a month or more is not healthy for the body.

      You will see a mass of 'stuff' come out during a colon detox,.. but this is not stored "excess" fecal matter that otherwise would not have come out. There is nothing pills or powders/drinks etc can do or 'get to' that your body wouldn't already expel. Think about it. Further, do some scientific research for medical studies proving any of it is beneficial.

      Again, I have to recommend the shortest course available, and simply follow the directions on the packaging.

      The Natrol Acaii Berry Weekend Cleanse is something I would recommend to someone who is adamant on 'detoxing'. This is designed to be effective, designed for the 'weekend' because detoxes require you to be on the toilet more than normal, thus it won't interfere with your work week. Further it is relatively short, I believe handles both the bowels/colon and liver -- as well as replenishing some pro-biotics (IE: Your healthy intestinal fauna/bacteria) and so forth.

      Good luck,

  18. QUESTION:
    Is oxy-powder colon cleanse safe during nursing?
    I want to try the acai berry/colon cleanse routine in order to lose weight, but I am still nursing. I've picked the organic option for acai berry supplement, but I am not sure if it would be safe to use the oxy-powder colon cleanse as well? I would appreciate you sharing some knowledge on the subject!
    Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      Not sure what you mean by oxy-powder, but I know that most colon cleansing pills are not recommended for pregnant or nursing women.

      I would recommend staying away from colon cleansing products until you are done nursing.

      What kind of colon cleansing pills are you taking? I've been using the Colon Clean system and it works great. I started taking it after I was done nursing, so there were no problems there. The results have been great. You can read my story at the site below.

  19. QUESTION:
    Does anyone know of an organic Candida cleansing kit in a powder or liquid form?
    I need to find a good Candida cleansing kit in powder or liquid form because I can not swallow pills. I prefer a kit that is organic. Can anyone tell me where I can find a kit such as I have described?

    • ANSWER:
      Ooh, sounds dangerous. I hope you're in contact with a doctor about this. Yahoo answers is a good place for quick info, but I wouldn't consider it the best place to get important health help.

      Have you done your homework on the condition? I like to use Amazon.com to track down books that have been highly rated by users. Just search on Candida and then start reading through all the reviews. If I'm not mistaken, Candida really needs to be controlled with diet as well as detox.

      Personally, I'm no expert on the condition so I'm not certain what type of detox you need. There are all sorts of different types and, in most cases, I've heard there's an order you should detox. Colon, then liver, then blood and kidneys, etc. I can't guarantee this is true, but I've read it.

      If colon detox is what you're after, I've used a system called Colonix by Dr. Natura. I like it best out of the few I've tried because I have trouble swallowing a lot of capsules myself. I also like the way the detox herbs are organized. It makes sense to me. Basically, the system is in 3 parts: powdered fiber and herbs that you mix into water, tea, and some capsules (significantly fewer than other systems. I think the most you ever take / day is 4). You can find out more from their extensive website, DrNatura.com. As a side note, the product is kind of pricey, but I really appreciated the ready customer service they made available because I did have questions.

      Whatever you do, I don't think we can stress enough how important it is to be in contact with a doctor about all this (if you're not already). Hope you're feeling well soon!

  20. QUESTION:
    Is it possible to have an odor coming from pores from eating salt? Is there a remedy?
    My fiance says i have an odor coming from pores, but he is the only one who can smell it. he is allergic to iodine so he thinks maybe it is from salt I eat. I have taken colon cleanse to clean system but fiance still smells odor. Any other suggestions what it could be since he is only one that smells it?

    • ANSWER:
      Powder the offensive area. "Sprinkling some baking soda, talc, baby powder or cornstarch under the arms or across the body will absorb and mask many of the odors produced," says Dr. Landow.

      Get the odor out of your clothes. Wash your clothes with an odor-fighting detergent. If necessary, take a change of clothes or underwear with you to work or school.

      Rub on some alcohol. "You may want to try directly applying a splash or two of some rubbing alcohol, witch hazel or hydrogen peroxide during the day just as some extra maintenance," recommends Dr. Landow. These substances help reduce the number of odor-causing bacteria. Aim your splash where bacteria hang out—under the arms, for instance.

      Avoid spicy, pungent foods. Frequent consumption of foods containing garlic, curry and cumin can cause some overpowering odors to emanate from your pores—often up to 24 hours after consumption. Try cutting back on these spices and see if it helps.

      Since he is the only one who smells it, and he is allergic to iodine, you might want to try salt without iodine.

  21. QUESTION:
    Anyone know what's the best thing to mix with super colon cleanse powder? How long should I use it?
    When I first took it I mixed 2 teaspoons to some juice and only took it that 1 time. I am going to try it again but how many times a day would it be best to do it.

    • ANSWER:
      I would say mix it with clear liquids like Sprite or Ginger ale.

  22. QUESTION:
    Should i buy colon cleanse or total cleanse?
    I got parasite and i used drug that dr recommended. So i am going to buy cleanse products but which of them is useful? Colon cleanse or total cleanse?

    • ANSWER:
      Don't bother. Both are overpriced products for something you can manage yourself far more cheaply.

      Prune juice and fiber powder such as Metamucil (Psyllium) or Inulin will do the same job for a fraction of the cost and without all the harsh chemicals in the commercial ripoffs.

      Start with a single glass of prune juice and add the recommended daily dose of the fiber powder of your choice. Slowly step up over the next few days to find the point at which you are being cleaned out but not dehydrated or miserable.

      It works like a charm for detox and weight loss.

  23. QUESTION:
    Do any of the diet vitamins work?
    I want to lose weight but i don't want to not eat and no extreme exercising so i was wondering if the acai berry and colon cleanse actually work or if they're just full of shit. I don't mind exercising just not extreme stuff. If you've tried the acai berry and it hasn't worked maybe suggest what's worked or working for you.

    Please don't comment if it's rude or unhelpful!

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

  24. QUESTION:
    Have any one ever use colon cleasne products and liver cleanse products?
    If you have did they work for you. After taking these supplements did you get more energy and feel better. Did it help you go to the bathroom more often.

    I am just wondering because I have just started taking a colon cleanse supplement, a liver cleanse supplement and a daily once a day woman vitamin and vitamin c. And it seems to be helping me. I feel better and not all sluggish, I have energy. I feel like my overall health is improving.

    • ANSWER:
      I have done both types of cleanses. i used oxy powder and livatrex. I started using the products three years ago and still continue using them today. by cleansing my liver i was able to help my metabolism and in turn lost allot of weight in the process along with changes in my diet and exercise. I also was able to get over the hump of depression with in turn gave me the motivation i needed to follow through with my new found lifestyle. a good book to read is health begins in the colon. in case you are wondering how much weight i lost i started at 265 and now am at 145.

  25. QUESTION:
    How long does it usually take for the "Power Colon Cleanse" pills/powder to start working?
    I recently got some in the mail, and was wondering how long it takes for it to start taking effect.
    Well I took one about an hour ago and it's still not working...I am severely constipated and also took a probiotic. Why hasn't it worked yet?

    • ANSWER:
      I would not stay far from the toilet or leave your home after taking it.

      Read the directions carefully before taking. Many of these products do not really have a health benefit, consult your doctor.

  26. QUESTION:
    does having diarrhea have the effect of a colon cleanse?
    just wondering if occasional diarrhea from bad food or something like that have the effect of a colon cleanse, or is that nasty stuff really that stuck in there that you have to buy a product to get it out?
    thanks for your answers - i definitely don't try to get sick - and very very rarely have digestive issues. i recently had what i think was bad fruit which caused diarrhea... i saw a commercial for a colon cleanse product and just wondered if diarrhea does the same thing. i do use a fiber drink mix whenever i dont have my high fiber cereal for breakfast.

    • ANSWER:
      Kind of... but not in a good way or as effective of a way.
      Bad food and other things that cause diarrhea is basically your body trying to get rid of the toxins as fast as it can. Needless to say, purposely making yourself sick to clean your colon is a very bad thing for your body and not as effective as eating fiber by any means.

      Eating extra fiber is a good and safe way to not only clean out what's in the colon, but to effectively scrub the walls of the intestines and/or the colon to keep it cleaner than just occasional diarrhea.
      If you don't like the fiber powders/drinks, don't use them... there are lots of more tasty sources of fiber, even from cereals, breads, grains, chips, crackers, etc, etc. Of course, you'll want to take into account the extra sugars, fats, etc that are in those foods and make sure you don't get too much of certain nutrients in your diet while trying to keep your colon clean. Good luck!

  27. QUESTION:
    does the dual action colon cleanse formula really work?
    what is the best way to cleanse your colon?

    • ANSWER:
      I haven't used the dual action cleanse. The one I prefer is Herbal Fiberblend. It's a powdered herb and fiber combo. It doesn't taste very good (I mix it with grape juice to make it easier), but it really works great.

      Obviously, eating right is the best choice for anyone, but even with that we tend to accumulate a lot of toxins, etc., in our system from a variety of sources. I think a yearly cleanse is a good healthy idea. This particular cleanse gets rid of any parasites you may have picked up along the way, too. :-)

      If you decide to go with a colon cleansing product, be sure to drink plenty of water. You won't get as good results if you don't.

  28. QUESTION:
    Can i cleanse my colon without using a colon cleanser?
    I can't afford a colon cleanser, but i still want to do this so i can lose weight. Any ideas?

    • ANSWER:
      That's not going to help you lose weight.

      I got a colonic once and it was just basically an enema. No weight loss there. No difference in anything except being voraciously hungry and weak for one day.

      Eat things like pancakes and syrup in the morning, mangoes between meals, and take Metamucil or fiber powder mixed with orange juice. Not all on day one, but know there are ways to get your body to drop what it's holding faster.

      Also, DO YOGA FOR ABS! I went six times in a day after the third session (TMI? yes. honest? you bet). And I did it at home with a DVD.

  29. QUESTION:
    is there a cure for a ongoing life long discharge with odor in females?
    is there a antibiotic that can help? a office visit colon cleanse? any suggestions will help

    • ANSWER:
      Body odors come from two sources. Cleanliness and diet.
      Many people go through life smelling to high heaven because their diet is full of processed and refined foods, drinks, supplements, coffee, tobacco, etc;
      By the same token healthy foods like onions, broccoli, asparagus, cabbage, curry powder, etc; can contribute to strong odors.
      Everything that goes in must come out.
      If your stool is offensive as well it is most likely diet.
      As for cleanliness wash that area with a basic unscented soap like ivory. Avoid perfumed products that may irritate.

  30. QUESTION:
    How long can I continously take colon cleansing pills before it is considered unhealthy?

    • ANSWER:
      Hi Lucy,

      It depends I suppose on the type of pills you are taking.

      I use a natural colon cleanse made from a combination of herbs and fiber (Herbal Fiberblend) and is in powder form. You can do a thorough cleanse for 3-4 months and then take a small amount each day for the rest of your life if you wanted to. There is nothing harmful in it at all.

      It isn't necessary to continue with a full colon cleanse indefinitely. If you are having trouble with constipation or other bowel issues, a short term colon cleanse should take care of the problem.

      If you are taking the colon cleansing pills as a way to try to keep your weight down over a long time, that isn't a good idea. A healthy diet and regular exercise is much more sensible.

      Although some people don't think colon cleansing is necessary, there are many fine doctors, both current and throughout history, who promote the importance of colon cleansing for digestive health.

  31. QUESTION:
    I'm going to get a colon cleanse and want to know what it's like?
    First off, I have Systemic Yeast and I heard this is good to do.

    I'm 19. Am I legally able to have a colon cleanse done or do you have to be a certain age?

    Also, does having one hurt? Are you put to sleep? I know you have a hose shoved up your butt but I want some more details than that.

    • ANSWER:
      Don't do it.
      The colon is self cleansing to start with.

      A common assertion made by colon cleansing marketers is that food "decays" in the colon, releasing "toxins" and "poisons" into the bloodstream. Gullible consumers can be lured to purchase colon cleansing products at the first sign of bowel irregularity.

      According to scientists the dangers of colon cleansing are irrefutable. When you do colon cleansing, you are interfering with the body’s natural cycle. This interference may disrupt the natural relationship of our body with that of the natural bacteria and chemicals present in our colon.

      Colon cleansers on the other hand are also not such a good idea. Most of these supplements are not FDA approved. You don’t know what kind of ingredients they put into those liquid or powdered colon cleansers. They can make declarations which are not backed by hard facts.

  32. QUESTION:
    Can anybody give me tips on how to lose weight in my stomach and naturally cleanse my colon?
    I want my thighs and legs to stay the same size, and I want my stomach to go down. How can I do that? I know most people say that it is hard or impossible to target one area to lose weight in. And can I cleanse my colon with stuff that I just have at home?

    • ANSWER:
      I say to eat from all of the food groups. Oh also lots of fiber will cleanse the colon. Fiber can be found in fruit. Also no junk food. its okay for some once in a while. For example say you want some chips i say eat a little [ no more then five because they are full of calories and fat that make you gain weight.If you really crave junk food a lot then only have a little one a month. And if your not really a fruit person then you could get benefiber. It has no taste and you can buy it in powders to put in water that taste great!! Last thing switch from soda to diet soda and water. Remember to excerise every day for at least 30 minuets! hope this helped!

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

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

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

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

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

      Hope after your cleanse you feel good.
      Good luck!

  34. 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.

  35. QUESTION:
    Which is the best route to take when cleansing the colon?
    I am sure you can go to a doctor and get a procedure.

    There are pills.

    Then there is that liquid concoction you can make at home.

    Which is the best way to get a clean colon?

    • ANSWER:
      When I had to get totally cleaned for surgery (hysterectomy) I had to drink a gallon of this powder you drink mixed with water. It really cleans you out and no cramps, you are clean as a whistle afterwards. Ask a pharmacist what it is, it's standard for surgery but you need a RX to get it.
      As long as you drink 8-10 glasses of water every day and eat fresh fruit you won't have any problems. Prune juice is good too.

  36. QUESTION:
    Does the acai berry and colon cleanse really help you to lose weight?
    I've already lost a lot of weight but can't anymore! I want to lose more though, I really would like to know if this really works before spending money on it. I read ads that say it does but those always lie. Has anyone tried it and had results?

    • ANSWER:
      Danielle - It does not.
      This whole acai berry thing is a scam.
      Acai berries don't have any more antioxidants in them than regular blueberries, strawberries, blackberries, or raspberries.
      A diet high in antioxidant foods can HELP you lose weight. Not just make you lose weight.
      That is the big lie these con artists are selling.
      The "cleanse" tablets that usually come with them usually contain nothing more than psyllium husk powder to help you poop more. This can deplete healthy bacteria and enzymes in the digestive system. And you can buy a quart jar of it for at the grocery, not 60 tablets.
      There is no such thing as a "fat burner pill".
      Burning more calories than you consume is the only fat burner.
      Alli is the only over the counter weight loss pill approved by the FDA. There are only three prescription weight loss medications approved. Do you think that if any of them REALLY worked we would have a billion a year industry in "weight loss" supplements?
      The big three pharmaceuticals would dominate the market.
      Approved or otherwise, none of these weight loss supplements guarantee anything unless you establish a healthy diet and exercise program.
      So why not just establish a healthy diet and exercise program and keep your money?
      You are spending somewhere between and per day on products that are not approved or guaranteed to do anything!
      Don't be surprised if some outrageous charges hit your debit/credit card if you buy online. Go to the terms and conditions at any "acai" web site. Most sites you sign up for have an "auto ship" program and you will be sent more product at , or 0 per month! Some people have to cancel their credit or debit cards just to get the automatic payment stopped.
      That kind of money pays for a great gym membership.
      The only weight loss supplement I recommend is a basic multivitamin.
      A healthy diet high in both soluble and insoluble fiber is the only safe way there is.
      Good Luck.

  37. QUESTION:
    How to treat Chronic Skin Rash all over body, yeast?
    My mom, in her 80's cannot sleep properly, has itching on her arms legs and back that feels like bees sting you. Im sure its yeast. I have tried olive leaf extract but its hard to get her to do enough to do any good...

    Im not interested in a topical treatment or referring her to a dermatoligists, she's been there. They said dermatitis and yeast. Dermatitis wow! Then prescribed 0 a tube medicine that wouldnt last 1 day and whose sample did no good. Topical treatment are only temporary. I need to get to the cause of the problem..

    I have suggested a colon cleanse, or colonics but she wont listen..

    Has anyone had similar experience, how did you treat it, and how do you get someone that won't listen because "thinking about it makes her itch and she's scared of doing to much.. Doesnt understand herbal treatment..

    I am open to medical rx treatments but not topically..

    • ANSWER:
      how about some good tasting yogurt with some powdered probiotics added into it.

      there are many anti fungals on the market, but expensive, as you already know. i would be cautious with the diflucan as it can be contraindicated if you are on certain other medications.

      try decreasing if not eliminating wheat from her diet.

      warm baths with ten drops of pure lavendar oil, or tea tree oil are anti fungal, anti viral as well as anti bacterial.

  38. QUESTION:
    Where in the US to order Colon Cleanser of the Japanese Imperial Han Tong?
    Can somebody please advise where I can obtain these cleansing pills in the US or something VERY MUCH alike? My wife needs these badly for her stomach.

    Many thanks!!

    • ANSWER:
      It's a Chinese fake-medicine which pretends to be Japanese. Those fake-medicines made in China are basically illegal in ordinary countries.
      And, Hang Tong is obviously a Chinese word. I think no one will be deceived here.
      If your wife really used these fake-medicines before, you should take her to hospital.
      These fake-medicines made in China generally includes poisonous materials or sinful things.
      For example, Chinese medicine popular in South Korea is made from dead babies.
      http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2140702/South-Korea-customs-officials-thousands-pills-filled-powdered-human-baby-flesh.html

  39. QUESTION:
    Is there a way to do a more natural colon cleansing without having to buy these expensive products?
    and get the same results?

    • ANSWER:
      Absolutely! Eat more fiber.
      No, it doesn't have to be one of those nasty powders or expensive concoctions... just eat more fruits, veggies, crackers, chips, cereal, pastas, breads, grains, etc. Sending more fiber through your digestive tract is basically what those expensive products do... they just use specific fibers. ;-)
      It's also a good idea to supplement with probiotics to help you keep regular and replenish anything that may have been pushed out. Good luck!

      [edit]: Oh, and Castor Oil is NOT good to take internally unless it's an emergency. It's generally recommended for external use only because the BM that it forces is literally your body trying to purge it out because it doesn't want it in there... that's not healthy.

  40. QUESTION:
    Does taking charcoal capsules help clean out your colon? And if so, how can you tell?
    I also hear that taking psyllium powder/capsules also helps with the cleansing. If I take these products, how do I know that it's working and actually cleaning my colon?

    • ANSWER:
      first off why do you think your colon is plugged up? you need to quit watching infomercials with greasy hucksters on the sci fi channel, instead of worrying because these snake oil guys have sold you a bag of goods write the sci fi channel and inform them you pay for programming not infomercials

  41. QUESTION:
    Protein powder mixed with Colon cleanse powder?
    I'm on a diet and recently started mixing a tablespoon of colon cleanse in with my protein. I'm starting to wonder if this is going to effect how the protein is digested. Does anyone know if this is ok to do or should I take them separately? I want to get the most out of my protein but I also want to maintain proper digestion since I have a tendency to get constipated fairly easy. The colon cleanse product contains strictly fiber and psyllum husk.

    • ANSWER:
      Fiber partially blocks the absorption of protein and nutrients. I have fiber from fruit and flax in my protein shakes, but to take a dedicated colon cleanse with your protein is, well, a little silly. You can do it, but you'll have to add a little more protein powder to get the same benefit. Or you can take the protein first and the fiber a little while later.

  42. QUESTION:
    Very serious Body Odor problem please help?
    First off if you're here for stupid remarks such as saying "take a shower" Well I'm taking 4 a day and please get the fuck out. This smell is beyond your imagination. I've been taking activated charcoal, chlorophil (chlorofresh), and colon cleanse and its only making it worse. I'm going to lose my job now, I used to work 35 hours a week now I'm working 10 hours a week and this change was just made today. I'm trying everything it's reeking my entire house I'm only 18 and I don't know what to do. I'm using antipersperant dedoerant because thats what many many sites recomend for deoderant. Also I've been noticing my skin is sweating POWDER not SALT its not grains of salt its POWDER and its extremely weird. My skin feels very powdery, and I'm seeing powder all over my body yes POWDER not SALT and this sucks I really am going to kill myself if the smell doesn't go away by the end of this month.

    • ANSWER:
      I think you should see a dermatologist or a physician They can do laser treatments to remove the sweat glands.
      Don't try to treat this yourself anymore. It seems to me that it could be from a medical condition, maybe thyroid or too much testosterone.
      I wish you the best of luck.
      FYI- if a physician doesn't take you seriously demand to see a specialist.

  43. QUESTION:
    What's the best colon cleaser on the market to clean impacted fecal matter?
    I'm ready to do it but I want the BEST product. I've seen them range in price from .00 for a one month supply to 9.00 for a three month supply.

    • ANSWER:
      Oxy-Powder® takes a totally different, all-natural approach to colon cleansing. Unlike harsh laxatives, it won't leave you a prisoner to your bathroom! That's because this revolutionary formula gradually releases its cleansing and refreshing powers over a 12 hour period, and that means that there's never any urgent rush.

      If you suffer with occasional bouts of constipation then Oxy-Powder® is what you need. It works to:

      Helps lift out deep-seated build-up that clogs your colon.
      Cleanses your intestines and colon like a refreshing shower with oxygen, germanium-132, and natural citric acid
      Helps maintain intestinal harmony while promoting friendly bacteria.
      Helps support better absorption of the vital nutritients your body needs.
      Promotes a healthy immune system where an estimated 70% of your body's defense system is located.

      .95
      Buy Two Bottles .20 each
      Buy 3 - 5 Bottles .95 each
      Buy 6 - 11 Bottles .95 each
      Buy 12 or More Bottles .99 each

  44. QUESTION:
    Where in Toronto can I buy Acai Cleanse and Colon Cleanse?
    I'm not really able to buy them online so if anyone knows where I can buy these or which Acai products work best for weight loss could you please let me know. Thanks.

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

      Looking at your other questions I would stop smoking dope and getting the munchies if weight is an issue....

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

      ***EDIT***

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

      peace baby

  46. QUESTION:
    I'm hearing and seeing a lot about these Colon Cleansing Products? Are they really that good for you?
    I've read that it is so good to clean all of that junk out of your body, that it can help you lose weight, make your stomach flatter, amoung other benefits. How do they work, how long does it take, and must you be near a toilet at all times?

    • ANSWER:
      Hi,
      I tried two different products, Oxy Powder Starter and Oxy Powder Complete, and both were very good. I feel healthy and now I bless who created these products. You can find them at this site >>>

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      In the same site you can find the revolutionary product that you can use for losing fat. Dr. Suzanne has discovered an amazing secret. I have lost 60 pounds in just 45 days. It is true. Take a look.

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  47. QUESTION:
    What is the easiest / best / cheapest way to cleanse your colon ?
    Serious answers only, please !

    I really want to do this, but I'm concerned because of the 'six degrees of separation' factor - I don't know anyone who knows anyone, etc. etc. who has sucessfully done this - it sounds great, but where's the testimonials, other than "John G. in Plainview, TX, and Mary C. in Anywheresville, USA"

    Reminds me of get rich quick through real estate schemes - if it's so easy, why don't you hear more about it - why isn't my brother in law's brother and my 2nd cousin rolling in dough for instance...

    • ANSWER:
      ok here is what i have found so far...

      1:OxyPowder is a natural high quality oxygen based full intestinal cleanser with NO side effects (I vouch from my own and others 'experience) which has been formulated to melt away and oxidize compaction in the bowel and provide oxygen to the intestinal tract and bloodstream. OxyPowder doesn’t just clean out the colon, it cleans the colon, small intestine, and large intestine—all without the side effects of laxatives or psyllium based cleansers. While psyllium and other fiber products simply scrape matter out through the center of a clogged colon, OxyPowder removes old, impacted fecal matter as it detoxifies and cleans the entire intestinal tract.

      2:The Colon Cleansing Kit is an eight-day intensive intestinal cleansing program that works by using two herbal formulas. The first, Digestive Stimulator, comes in capsule form and works gently to support normal bowel function.* The second, Toxin Absorber is a powder that is consumed five times per day after being mixed with organic apple juice. The herbs in this formula have traditionally been used for their strong absorptive properties and work powerfully to draw hardened mucus build-up and fecal matter out of the intestinal tract.* We recomment that you do a liquid only fast during five days of the eight days or Toxin Absorber will simply bind to the food you are eating and not to the waste you are trying to remove. For those who elect not to fast, there are two other options. One requires modified diet changes for eight days. The other is a 30 day program with optional diet changes.

      3:enema cleansing kit

  48. QUESTION:
    how do charcoal supplements work?
    and would it help take the iron overload I have in my body? My nurse said to do a colon cleanse after the tests were done, but would charcoal supplements be more effective?

    • ANSWER:
      Activated charcoal is type of carbon made from wood, vegetables and other materials. It looks like a fine black powder. Activated charcoal is believed to have a large adsorptive capacity, making it able to bind with unwanted substances and toxins in the gut.

      Charcoal supplements may help to lower cholesterol by interfering with enterohepatic circulation of bile acids. It has been found to lower total cholesterol and LDL cholesterol.

      I think it is better you consult a doctor about this case because it is really complicated and I personally think you should listen to the nurse and rather colon cleanse is safer^_^

  49. QUESTION:
    Colon cleanse for drug detoxication for drug test?
    im going to take a drug test soon and i smoked some marijuana thursday night.. do you think if i drink some colon cleanse powder thingy that my father uses i can take marijuana out my system?
    interview for sales associate at staples

    • ANSWER:
      it can help but what you really need to drink is lots of water. most urine tests wont show positive if it has being longer than 10 days. if its a swab about 24hrs

  50. QUESTION:
    Which colon cleanse system do you find works effectlvely? or reverse, which was the least effective?
    There are too many infomercials and advertisements on colon cleansing that it makes it hard for the consumer to decide which one is worth investing in. I want to hear from those who have actually tried some and get your candid feedback. Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      There's no doubt that a healthy colon is part of overall wellness. Many health problems, including constipation, diarrhea, and trouble losing weight, are attributed to a clogged colon. And while there are many methods to help remove blockages from the colon, only one method really cleanses the colon.

      An oxygen colon cleanser has several benefits. One of the major functions of this type of cleanser is to loosen built-up and impacted feces and toxins trapped inside the large intestine. This build-up is responsible for many health problems such as constipation, weight gain, and skin blemishes. When the colon is full of toxins and impacted feces, it also becomes a breeding ground for unhealthy bacteria.

      Many other colon cleansing options, such as colon hydrotherapy, also known as colonics, can help to remove impacted waste and unhealthy bacteria. So why then is oxygen cleansing the better option?

      The problem is that while other systems help remove unhealthy bacteria, they also remove healthy bacteria which aid the digestive system. Oxygen-based colon cleansers don't affect these "good" bacteria.

      In fact, oxygen-based colon cleansers help promote the growth and healthy function of the flora which naturally assist digestion.

      Other colon cleansing methods can only cleanse a small portion of the lower intestine. Oxygen-based cleansers, on the other hand, clean and refresh the entire intestinal tract. These cleansers also carry the added benefit of traveling to the kidneys and bladder to purify the urinary tract as well.

      I have tried fiber cleansers, I have tried laxitives, the most effective cleanser I have ever used is called Oxy-Powder. it is more effective than any other cleanse including colon hydrotharapy.

      you can see my blog page for more information about cleansing, I have posted all my cleanses here:
      www.cleansingblog.com

      it is a hard choice, there are many products out there!

      good luck to you, and be well!


colon cleansing powder

30 Day Colon Cleanse

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    How much Weight Can I lose in 30 days?
    How much weight can I lose in 30 days by becoming a vegetarian, drinking nothing but water and green tea and exercise for like a half hour after each of the 3 meals a day? I have also been using a colon cleanse.

    • ANSWER:
      Drink a glass of water before you start the meal. Water naturally needs some space so that you feel fuller without actually having to stuff yourself.

  2. QUESTION:
    Has anyone tried those free trials of Acai berry or colon cleanse on-line?
    I have seen these adds before for the Acai berry and the colon cleanse for a free 30 day trial but I'm afraid it is a rip off. Has anyone every ordered it and not gotten ripped off? Any success with weight loss? I have seen the juices and pills in GNC stores but not sure about those either. Comments?

    • ANSWER:
      These products are a waste of money and don't work. Please don't fall for all the spam adverts you see.

      There are a lot of scams around - people have lost a lot of money ordering these on line with the so called "free trials".

      No pill, potion or supplement will help. All you need to lose weight is a good healthy diet and exercise - it takes time and motivation :)

  3. QUESTION:
    What is your favorite colon cleanse system?
    I'm looking for a non-clinical (meaning not going into a clinic to have a tube stuck where the sun doesn't shine) colon cleanse system. I've seen one that is apparently popular in Canada and is now in the US, Jillian Michaels has one, there is a system I have seen on an infomercial.... there are just so many.

    And I want to know which is the best?

    • ANSWER:
      Dual action cleanse is a popular one that you can find in stores, but I prefer Ultimate Colon Cleanse. There is a 30 day online free trial.

      You can see a review/comparison over at http://top2reviews.com/dualactionvsultimatecleanse.html

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  5. QUESTION:
    How can I do a colon cleansing though supplements?
    I was wondering, is there a safe supplement I can take to do a home colon cleansing that I can get from GNC, Vitamin Shoppe, etc (or a local health store in Orange County, CA)? I don't want to order any product over the internet. Also, how long does it usually take to work? Can I do it all in one day? Because I am on meds that I have to take everyday, and I'm sure it would flush the meds out of my system, but if I could do it in the morning anad take my meds by night it should be fine. I don't want to have a colon irrigation procedure, so I'm looking for a safe home alternative. Thanks!!

    • ANSWER:
      BEST ONE: Women's Renew available at Super Supplements. It is very affordable! It's a three pill process that is actually very "light" on your body - no diarrhea and no cramping. It's specifically formulated for women (there is also one for men). It takes two weeks to complete one program, however you can extend it to a month. If you are using this as a dietary supplement, make sure you are eating healthy and try to get at least a walk in every day - trust me, it helps!

      Some tips with any intestenal cleansing:

      If you are on medications, take them 30 minutes prior to taking the Women's Renew - this gives your body the time to absorb the medication correctly.

      Drink LOTS of water!! Believe it or not, more water helps you go easier! :) Good tip for constipation, too.

      Include a supplement called "Jarro-Dopholius" - it's good bacteria that would otherwise be completely wiped out of your ssytem, and you do need some of it.

  6. QUESTION:
    What is the best weight loss supplement for someone who has trouble losing weight?
    I have tried acai berry and colon cleanse combination, hydroxycut, lipozene, metabolife. And while i was on these i either did a 1000 calorie a day diet or weight watchers. I want a fat burner that actually stays true to the title as a fat burner. Im the biggest i have ever been and i need extreme work done

    • ANSWER:
      You have tried every unapproved diet pill available at the grocery. Weight loss supplements are called "supplements" because they are not proven drugs. Under a bad law passed in 1994 diet pills, protein powders, oils, even soaps can claim they cause weight loss as long as people don't report injury or harm. So we don't find out until injury has occurred before we know if they are safe or not. Quite a big difference from an approved drug that is extensively tested.
      80% of weight loss is diet.
      You can eat a healthy diet and lose weight.
      You can eat a healthy diet and exercise and lose more weight.
      You can exercise and eat a poor diet and not lose and even gain weight.
      A good healthy diet high in fiber, lean meats, eggs, complex carbohydrates, whole grains, antioxidant foods, healthy beverages and low in added sugar and salt help people lose weight, lower cholesterol, increase energy, improve brain function, lower blood pressure, reduce cancer risk and have a more positive lifestyle!
      You need to eat a lot more food and a lot more fiber!
      Diets that exclude foods from any food group are fad diets and do not lead to permanent weight loss or solve any other health issues.
      First, try to kick your fiber intake to 40 grams of both soluble and insoluble fiber.
      Whatever you do, get your fiber from your food, not from a jar.
      Fruits and vegetables have good fiber in them. A high fiber diet increases the metabolism.
      Try a breakfast cereal with at least 20% of recommended daily allowance of fiber in it. They are usually low in sugar so there is a double benefit. Blueberries or raspberries on top add more fiber and antioxidants. But fresh or frozen, not the kind in syrup.
      Raw nuts are a great source of fiber, healthy fats, and antioxidants. Avocados are the best.
      Lots of beans, peas, and grains are high fiber. Whole grain breads. Fiber kicks up the metabolism so you actually burn more calories. These foods will give you more gas in the beginning but if eaten daily, the bacteria in the digestive tract will elevate lowering the gas output.
      This will get you on the path for a healthy daily bowel movement. This helps clean the system and aids healthy digestion.
      I know it goes against everything you've heard but eating lots of the right foods will actually help you lose weight!
      Next, take an age appropriate basic daily multivitamin. Don't look at your multivitamin as nutrition but more as an insurance policy. Think of it as filling in the gaps in your daily diet as opposed to a primary source of nutrients.
      You have to drink lots of water to be healthy. But you can disguise it. Fill your glass all the way full with ice before pouring low sugar beverages. Try iced green tea with a splash of orange juice in it for sweet. More antioxidants. Add lemon juice to water for flavor. Slice up a cucumber and float it in pitcher of water. Gives it salty fresh taste. But you must drink up to 100 oz of water daily to help your body get rid of waste and the natural toxins.
      Last, you need to get 7-10 hours of quality sleep depending on your age. All recent sleep studies report a connection between poor sleep and weight gain.
      You must combine a healthy diet with exercise to multiply the benefit. Whether an hour a day in the weight room or just a 30 minute brisk walk every day, the added benefit of a regular exercise program really do increase and accelerate healthy weight loss.

      I lost 30 pounds in 5 months by spending my money at the grocery and gym and have kept it off for two years now. 3% of people that attempt weight loss lose it and keep it off for two years. It is not easy. It is a lifestyle change.
      Good luck and good health.

  7. QUESTION:
    Looking for a good colon cleansing product?
    I had abdominal surgery six months ago and have had a few bouts with partial bowel obstructions. I've been able to work through them at home but I want to make sure I don't have to fight with this. There are many colon cleansing products out there and wondering what has worked. I'm trying Oxy Powder right now but not sure I'm having good results.

    • ANSWER:
      Surely your surgeon gave you some sound direction for after the surgery.
      Eating high fiber fresh foods is the best and only safe colon cleanser. Your colon stays clean with a healthy high fiber diet. It doesn't need cleansing.
      The best way to clean your system is to stop putting toxins in. The largest source is our modern diet of processed and refined foods loaded with preservatives, additives, and concentrates. These throw off the normal functions of the entire body.
      The best way to "cleanse and detox" is to reduce transit time - the amount of time it takes for food to exit the body. The average adult has a transit time of 50-60 hours. So something they ate for breakfast two days ago is still in their system. Yuck!
      This leads to a condition called auto toxicity where the digestive system is working slow enough for toxins to be reabsorbed through the large intestine.
      A high fiber diet can cut transit time to 24-30 hours. Search high fiber foods and focus on eating lots of those.

  8. QUESTION:
    Has anyone tried this Acai Berry/ Colon Cleansing diet that I keep hearing about?
    It seems too good to be true and even though there are offers of free trials, they aren't free if you don't return the product within two weeks. And the one that I research charged 90 dollars afterward for each bottle of 30 day supply. It seems like it could be a rip off and it seems expensive. Has anyone actually tried it and does it work?

    • ANSWER:
      t's a scam.

  9. QUESTION:
    What type of internal cleansing products or compounds have any of you used? I would like recommendations.?
    I would like to do a colon cleanse or any other cleansing regimen that might be beneficial to good health.

    • ANSWER:
      I use OxyPowder. The stuff works so great. I get it from a guy on eBay for the best price I've found. He has lots of good info about how & why it works. Basically putting oxygen into your digestive track, melting the crud away. Cleans you out with no cramping. I now buy in bulk & take it just for maintenance or after I've eaten a heavy meal. I copied some info on it for you. Hope it helps you make your decision.

      Oxy-Powder® helps to gently cleanse, flush, and detoxify your colon without the dangerous and embarrassing side effects of laxatives and herbal colon cleansers!

      Oxy-Powder® is a scientifically formulated oxygen colon cleanser used to safely aid the body in relieving the irritation and constipation associated with a toxic colon. A clean, toxin-free, intestinal tract is the beginning of maintaining optimal health.

      Benefits of Oxy-Powder®:

      Some of the many benefits of Oxy-Powder® include:

      Helps Restore Regularity
      Cleanses, Refreshes, and Detoxifies
      Eliminates Build Ups That Clog Your Colon
      Promotes Renewed Vitality
      Promotes A Healthy Immune System
      Promotes Maximum Absorption Of Vital Nutrients
      What makes Oxy-Powder® so different from other colon cleansers?
      What makes Oxy-Powder® so unique is its ability to clean the entire 25-30 feet of the digestive tract. It's designed to clean, oxidize and reduce the amount of hard impacted fecal matter in the small intestine, large intestine and colon. Other cleansers focus on the colon and stimulate mucous production instead of breaking down hard fecal matter.

      As a colon cleanser Oxy-Powder® adds oxygen into the bloodstream and bowel and does so in a natural and non-toxic way. The average person by the age of 40 has between 10-20 pounds of hard compacted fecal matter lodged in their intestinal tract.Our intestinal tract is 25-30 feet in length and if you cut it open and spread it out, the surface area is the size of a tennis court. In order to clean the digestive tract you must turn that solid compaction into a liquid or gas, using time-released oxygen (oxidation/reduction). This is exactly what Oxy-Powder® does.

      By using Oxy-Powder® you can melt away or oxidize the compaction from the small intestine, the large intestine and the colon safely and effectively. This is important because a clean intestinal tract is an essential step in achieving optimal health.

      Bowel Dependence

      Oxy-Powder® will NOT cause bowel dependence, but if a pre-existing bowel dysfunction is present then it may seem as though Oxy-Powder® is continually needed. What is really happening is the Oxy-Powder® is actually helping the bowel to do a job which it has previously been unable to do. This should not be termed as dependence but actually giving needed help to the intestinal system to rid itself of harmful toxins and compaction, thereby reducing the load that the already dysfunctional intestinal tract has to handle.

      Weight Loss
      This product is not specifically intended for weight loss. While some people have reported weight loss ranging from 5 to 20 pounds when using Oxy-Powder®, this is not actual fat loss, but is due to the elimination of stored hard-compacted fecal matter throughout the whole length of the intestinal tract.

      Acid-Alkaline Balance
      The overall effect of Oxy-Powder® on the body should be mildly alkalizing. The magnesium compounds are alkaline and the natural citric acid actually raises the alkalinity in the body. There may be a temporary elevation in the acidity of the bowel itself while cleansing as many of the toxins removed can be quite acidic. Oxy-Powder® actually removes the acidic material from the body and helps to prevent re-absorption through the intestinal lining. The ingredients in Oxy-Powder® will not negatively affect the body's ability to achieve an alkaline state for optimal health.

      Your digestive system is your lifeline to good health! Each day approximately 2½ gallons of food, liquids, and body secretions are processed by your system. Everything works just fine until occasional constipation strikes. Then your life can become downright miserable.

  10. QUESTION:
    My regular physical blood work came back with low platelets and white blood cells.?
    I had the blood work done while doing a colon cleanse from the health food store. Could this have affected my blood work? I have an appointment with the hemmatologist, but not for 4 months. Any other tests I should be doing in the meantime?

    • ANSWER:
      Colon cleanse. you can buy at walmart for like 5 dollars or you can buy online, it works everytime garaunteed and its natural, it doesn't make you feel like running 70 miles an hour to the nearest bathroom, unlike those pharmaceutical grade colon cleansers, (agh!)
      Also the average fiber intake is 24-30 grams of fiber every day, so, eating pop-corn (i get mine at big lots, its cheaper than walmart), fruits, applesauce, and double fiber bread(1.88 at walmart) will take care of that easily..and they're nice and tasty, so you can eat em all together, oh! and beans, any kind of bean is very good if you need fiber!

  11. QUESTION:
    How safe and effective is the Master Cleanse?
    I want to rid my body of waste and toxins as well as lose enough weight to join the military my goal is to lose 30lbs in 30 days.

    • ANSWER:
      Compared to a lot of the other cleansing products on the market, the Master Cleanse is actually pretty safe. Most of the products being sold today contain really harsh laxatives that wipe out the natural bacteria in the colon. The Master Cleanse recipe has been around for over 50 years, which is a pretty good indication that it's a safe program.

      As for losing 30 pounds in 30 days, that's pretty extreme, but it could happen depending on how much you have to lose and how long you do the cleanse. I'd say it's definitely worth looking more into.

  12. QUESTION:
    What are the effects of smoking marijuana while fasting.?
    I'm just curious. I smoke cigarettes and marijuana. Regularly. I'm going to fast for 30 days with only water. I'll quit smoking cigs and stop eating bad food. However I plan on smoking herb during the process. Will this mess with my metabolism after the fact?

    • ANSWER:
      Damn some people need education. Tobacco is harmful marijuana is not, two different freakin plants people.....not only that but you dont see companies adding in crazy ingredients to pot....as for cleansing, it really depends on whether your smokin a sativa or indica or hybrid and on the actual potency of the grow. Any thing you smoke while fasting is in my opinion gonna feel more intense....simply because we all know how it feels when we smoke then eat, we get less stoned...so same logic the other way around I guess. I am planning on a fast soon too, and the answer to your metabolism question is no more so then doing a fast without weed, but your metabolism will go up again, its just slow when you fast....this is a mechanism our bodies needed back in the day to avoid starving...and for the other people ignorant to think fasting and starving are the same, how do you think our ancestors made it....we are hunters and gatherers our bodies are meant to go with out from time to time, in fact its more taxing on our intestines and colon to be shoving food in it every other hour every day......either way happy toking and fasting.....

  13. QUESTION:
    I am going to start taking natrapure and elite acai blast. Will they affect my birth control?
    I take ortho tri cyclen low and i want to lose weight so im going to try the natrapure colon cleanse and the elite acai blast. Will these diet pills affect my birth control??

    • ANSWER:
      Check with your doc

      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.

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

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

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

      Other good cleanses Ive heard of is bowltrol or oxypowder.

  15. QUESTION:
    Can you detoxify your body by just eating the right stuff?
    I've been reading all these articles about liver cleanse and colon cleanse programs. I've been eating tons of trans fats, fast food, preservatives and other crap.
    Now my question is: do you really have to do that kind of stuff, or will keeping a healthy diet make the body detoxify by itself eventually? By healthy diet i mean mostly raw food (including meat).

    • ANSWER:
      A good healthy diet high in fiber, lean meats, eggs, complex carbohydrates, whole grains, antioxidant foods, healthy beverages and low in added sugar and salt help people lose weight, gain weight, lower cholesterol, increase energy, improve brain function, lower blood pressure, reduce cancer risk, heart disease and stroke risk, and have a more positive lifestyle!
      You need to eat a lot more food and a lot more fiber!
      Diets that exclude foods from any food group are fad diets and do not lead to permanent weight loss or solve any other health issues.
      First, try to kick your fiber intake to 40 grams of both soluble and insoluble fiber.
      Whatever you do, get your fiber from your food, not from a jar.
      Fruits and vegetables have good fiber in them.
      Try a breakfast cereal with at least 20% of recommended daily allowance of fiber in it. They are usually low in sugar so there is a double benefit. Blueberries or raspberries on top add more fiber and antioxidants. But fresh or frozen, not the kind in syrup.
      Raw nuts are a great source of fiber, healthy fats, and antioxidants. Avocados are the best.
      Lots of beans, peas, and grains are high fiber. Whole grain breads. Fiber kicks up the metabolism so you actually burn more calories. These foods will give you more gas in the beginning but if eaten daily, the bacteria in the digestive tract will elevate lowering the gas output.
      This will get you on the path for a healthy daily bowel movement. This helps clean the system and aids healthy digestion.
      I know it goes against everything you've heard but eating lots of the right foods will actually help you lose weight!
      Next, take a basic daily multivitamin. Don't look at your multivitamin as nutrition but more as an insurance policy. Think of it as filling in the gaps in your daily diet as opposed to a primary source of nutrients. If you are a woman, you may want a plus iron formula.
      Last, you HAVE to drink lots of water to be healthy. But you can disguise it. Fill your glass all the way full with ice before pouring low sugar beverages. Try iced green tea with a splash of orange juice in it for sweet. More antioxidants. Add lemon juice to water for flavor. Slice up a cucumber and float it in pitcher of water. Gives it salty fresh taste. But you must drink up to 100 oz of water daily to help your body get rid of waste and the toxins it contains.
      You must combine a healthy diet with exercise to multiply the benefit. Whether an hour a day in the weight room or just a 30 minute brisk walk every day, the added benefit of a regular exercise program really do increase and accelerate healthy weight loss.
      You will get motivated when the changes start happening, I promise.
      Good luck.

  16. QUESTION:
    Do Colon Cleansers make me go #2 in the restroom more? What other effects should I feel?
    I bought a 'Total Body Cleanse' Flush and Detoxifying Kit. Should I be expecting to go the restroom more often and going #2 when on this kit?

    What other visible effects should I expect from this kit?

    • ANSWER:
      The answer is YES! But, only if it's a GOOD ONE. They are not all created equal. You def. want to eliminate the built up toxins and spoiled food and things that have gotten stuck in your colon over the years. The ony way for that to happen is to go #2. That's exactly what you want out of a good colon cleanser.

      I've been cleansing my colon for over 15 years and happen to have used ALOT of different products.

      There are only a handful of good ones. The one I used to use for many years is "Sonnes" #7 and #9 but with all the contraversy around the "bentonite" I'm not sure I would recommend it. I used it up until about 5 years ago when a girlfriend of mine told me about this other one by Organica. I like it alot better and haven't used anything else since. I use it at least twice a year -- the company has been around for ages, the customer service is great, and the product does the best job of any colon cleanser I've ever used including the Dr. Hulda Clark cleansing program and Sonnes. That says alot!

      I like it better because it not only cleanses your colon but also includes all the top ingredients for parasite removal and some liver cleansing ingredients too. It's complete and the ingredients are what you would expect to find in an effective cleanser. Things like Psyllium Husk, Flax Seed, Slippery Elm Bark, Uva Ursi, Milk Thistle, Black Walnut Hulls, Pau D' Arco, etc.

      Be careful about all these scams... I did a search when I saw your question and I couldn't believe how many crazy claims are being made and how many scams are out there. If you want to find the one I use go to: www.keepyourcolonclean.com.

      This is a reputable website that rates colon cleansers not only from their own research but they also have live polls for viewers who have used the products to vote. They rate it as they're #1 colon cleanser. I have to agree. If you want to avoid being scammed and want a safe and reliable product that WORKS, my advice is do what I do and go to this site and order it there... www.keepyourcolonclean.com.

      Also, they have a great deal when you first try it and you don't even pay for it for 30 days -- after you've tried it and only if you love it. That says alot about this product too.
      I hope this helps -- goodluck! :)

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

    • ANSWER:
      Hi Mae

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

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

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

      Best of health to you

  18. QUESTION:
    what are the best colon cleansers to help lose 10-15 pounds?
    I have been looking up information on colon cleansers, but I am not sure if they work. Has anyone ever tried a colon cleanse that helped you lose 10-15 pounds?

    • ANSWER:
      Your colon stays clean with a healthy high fiber diet. It doesn't need cleansing.
      As for the "bad build up" promoted by homeopathic practitioners medically licensed gastroenterologists repeatedly state they rarely come across patients with any type of residue along the intestinal walls. The ones they do find are suffering from a specific disease or other severe symptom causing the digestive system to function improperly.
      The best way to clean your system is to stop putting toxins in. The largest source is our modern diet of processed and refined foods loaded with preservatives, additives, and concentrates. These throw off the normal functions of the entire body.
      The best way to "cleanse and detox" is to reduce transit time. The amount of time it takes for food to exit the body. The average adult has a transit time of 50-60 hours. So something they ate for breakfast two days ago is still in their system. Yuck!
      This leads to a condition called auto toxicity where the digestive system is working slow enough for toxins to be reabsorbed through the large intestine.
      A high fiber diet can cut transit time to 24-30 hours. Search high fiber foods and focus on eating lots of those.

  19. QUESTION:
    What is a great colon cleanse? Less than a 2 week process?
    I started working out a week ago and wanted to use a colon cleanse. Any suggestions?

    • ANSWER:
      Your colon stays clean with a healthy high fiber diet. It doesn't need cleansing.
      As for the "bad build up" promoted by homeopathic practitioners medically licensed gastroenterologists repeatedly state they rarely come across patients with any type of residue along the intestinal walls. The ones they do find are suffering from a specific disease or other severe symptom causing the digestive system to function improperly.
      The best way to clean your system is to stop putting toxins in. The largest source is our modern diet of processed and refined foods loaded with preservatives, additives, and concentrates. These throw off the normal functions of the entire body.
      The best way to "cleanse and detox" is to reduce transit time. The amount of time it takes for food to exit the body. The average adult has a transit time of 50-60 hours. So something they ate for breakfast two days ago is still in their system. Yuck!
      This leads to a condition called auto toxicity where the digestive system is working slow enough for toxins to be reabsorbed through the large intestine.
      A high fiber diet can cut transit time to 24-30 hours. Search high fiber foods and focus on eating lots of those.

  20. QUESTION:
    How do I break a water fast without gaining weight?
    I want to go on a water fast and I was wondering how many days do I do it for? And I know that after fasting, my metabolisim will be really slow so how would I break the fast with out gaining all of the weight back?

    • ANSWER:
      You need to be careful. And, yes, eating smaller portions is better for weight loss. But some people need to fast for religious reasons. But even if you DO want to fast to drop weight, it can be done. Please investigate the link below before you do it.

      WebMD says this about fasting for weight loss:

      If you weed through all the controversy, you'll find that most medical experts agree on one thing: fasting is not a healthy weight loss tool.

      "The appeal is that [fasting] is quick, but it is quick fluid loss, not substantial weight loss," says Madelyn Fernstrom, PhD, CNS, founder and director of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center's Weight Loss Management Center.

      "If it's easy off, it will come back quickly" -- as soon as you start eating normally again, she says.

      Even some proponents of fasting for other medical purposes do not support fasting for weight loss. Some say it can actually make weight problems worse.

      "Fasting is not a weight loss tool. Fasting slows your metabolic rate down so your diet from before the fast is even more fattening after you fast," says Joel Fuhrman MD, author of Eat to Live: The Revolutionary Plan for Fast and Sustained Weight Loss and Fasting and Eating for Health.

      Fasting for weight loss carries other health risks as well.

      While fasting for a day or two is rarely a problem if you are healthy, "it can be quite dangerous if you are not already eating a healthy diet, or if you've got liver or kidney problems, any kind of compromised immune system functioning, or are on medication -- even Tylenol," says Fuhrman, a family physician in Flemington, N.J..

      Even worse for dieters is that fasting for weight loss "distracts people from the real message of how to lose weight: lower fat intake, eat five fruits and vegetables a day, drink water and stop drinking other liquids, walk 30 minutes a day, and get more sleep," says Fernstrom, an associate professor of psychiatry, epidemiology, and surgery at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.

      In addition, other practices that are often combined with fasting for weight loss, such as colon cleansing, carry their own risks.

      "Fasts are sometimes accompanied with enemas to cleanse your intestinal tract, and that can be very dangerous," says Fernstrom. "The intestinal tract has a lot of good bacteria. When you are changing that balance, the good bacteria are affected, too."

      I have read that drinking juice only to start is a good way to break your fast. But PLEASE investigate this more to make sure you are doing this in a safe way.

  21. QUESTION:
    How often is our digestive system supposed to regulate itself?
    is that like once a day or like twice a day-
    i know a lot of toxins float in the body-
    so like excrement is removed like once a day- i guess! some say twice a day!
    wow i didnt know that about red meat beef and pork right?- but does chicken, seafood, and turkey do the same things?

    • ANSWER:
      The digestive system has a complex system of motility and secretion regulation which is vital for proper function. This task is accomplished via a system of long reflexes from the central nervous system (CNS), short reflexes from the enteric nervous system (ENS) and reflexes from GI peptides working in harmony with each other.

      Pork requires between five and six hours for its digestion.

      The transit time, or the amount of time it takes for food to move through the system, is a function of diet: for a vegetarian who eats a great deal of fiber, it will be on the short end, while for a meat eater who has just consumed a dinner of prime rib, it will take close to the maximum time.

      People who eat diets heavy in red meat or junk foods are also likely to experience a buildup, over time, of partially digested material on the linings of their intestines. Obviously, this is not a healthy situation, and to turn it around, a person may have to change his or her diet and perhaps even undergo some sort of colon-cleansing program.

      There is an easy way to test transit time in one's system: simply eat a large serving of corn or red beets, and measure how long it takes for these to fully work their way through the digestive system.

      I researched extensively till i found the following:

      DIGESTION TIME OF VARIOUS FOODS
      (approx. time spent in stomach before emptying). ........
      Water
      when stomach is empty, leaves immediately and goes into intestines,
      Juices
      Fruit vegetables, vegetable broth - 15 to 20 minutes.
      Semi-liquid
      (blended salad, vegetables or fruits) - 20 to 30 min.

      Fruits

      Watermelon - 20 min.digestion time.
      Other melons - Canteloupe, Cranshaw, Honeydew etc. - 30 min.
      Oranges, grapefruit, grapes - 30 min.
      Apples, pears, peaches, cherries etc. - digest in 40 min.

      Vegetables

      Raw tossed salad vegetables - tomato, lettuces, cucumber, celery, red or green pepper, other succulent vegetables - 30 to 40 min. digestion. -
      Steamed or cooked vegetables
      Leafy vegetables - escarole, spinach, kale, collards etc. - 40 min. - Zucchini, broccoli, cauliflower, string beans, yellow squash, corn on cob - all 45 min. digestion time
      Root vegetables - carrots, beets, parsnips, turnips etc. - 50 min.
      Semi-Concentrated Carbohydrates - Starches
      Jerusalem artichokes & leafy, acorn & butternut squashes, corn, potatoes, sweet potatoes, yam, chestnuts - all 60 min. digestion.

      Concentrated Carbohydrates - Grains

      Brown rice, millet, buckwheat, cornmeal, oats (first 3 vegetables best) - 90 min.
      Legumes & Beans - (Concentrated Carbohydrate & Protein)
      Lentils, limas, chick peas, peas, pigeon peas, kidney beans, etc. - 90 min. digestion time
      soy beans -120 min. digestion time
      Seeds & Nuts
      Seeds - Sunflower, pumpkin, pepita, sesame - Digestive time approx. 2 hours.
      Nuts - Almonds, filberts, peanuts (raw), cashews, brazil, walnuts, pecans etc. - 2 1/2 to 3 hours to digest.

      Dairy

      Skim milk, cottage or low fat pot cheese or ricotta - approx. 90 min. digestion time
      whole milk cottage cheese - 120 min. digestion
      whole milk hard cheese - 4 to 5 hours digestion time

      Animal proteins

      Egg yolk - 30 min. digestion time
      Whole egg - 45 min.
      Fish - cod, scrod, flounder, sole seafood - 30 min. digestion time
      Fish - salmon, salmon trout, herring, (more fatty fish) - 45 min. to 60 digestion time
      Chicken - 11/2 to 2 hours digestion time (without skin)
      Turkey - 2 to 2 1/4 hours digestion time (without skin)
      Beef, lamb - 3 to 4 hours digestion time
      Pork - 41/2 to 5 hours digestion time

      I hope this info helps!!!

  22. QUESTION:
    Does anyone have any good info. on Acai berry supplements?
    I have read a lot of good things about acai berry supplements online, but you never know if these things you read are true or if that person got paid to say those good things. So, if anyone has used these products, please let me know. I have a 30 day free trial coming this week. What should I expect? I am trying both the supplements & the colon cleanse.

    • ANSWER:
      acai does work. but the advertisements online, especially the spammers on yahoo answers over-exaggerate it completely. it's not that great, but it does work. there are doctors out there (like Dr. Perricone, just google him) that rate acai as the #1 superfood.

      would i personally recommend it? not worth the money.

      but a free trial couldn't hurt, acai definitely doesn't harm your body.

  23. QUESTION:
    What would cause your colon to become inflamed?
    I recently went to the ER with severe stomach pains. The doctor deduced that I had an inflamed colon. He gave me a prescription and told me that if it doesn't start to feel better within a couple hours to come back. Well, it started to feel better...I am fine now. Though, he never told me what caused me to get that way....I want to know so I can avoid doing it again. An inflamed colon hurts like heck :-S

    • ANSWER:
      I don't know if it's the same thing but I've got diverticulosis which can become infected and becomes diverticulititis. It's remarkably painful. The losis part is when little pockets are formed on the wall of the colon. The litis part is when these little pockets become infected.

      Even if this isn't exactly where your pain is coming from I know that the best way to keep your colon happy is to eat enough fiber, drink plenty of water and exercise. Fiber is natures way of cleaning your colon. Water is needed to enable the fiber to move along - otherwise you just have a big glob of fiber that can't pass. That's not good. Exercise is important because as you exercise the muscles move and help the colon move things along.

      To start with you could do a 24 hr fast, drinking lots of water to help clear out your colon. Many people who don't eat much fiber or drink much water have compacted waste in their colons. Fasting for a short time with water can help clear that out naturally. I don't agree with colon cleanse products. I believe they're to harsh and a simple fast is all you need.

      Adult men should get about 30-35 grams of fiber a day, adult women should get about 20-25 grams a day. After age 50 lower that by about 5 grams. There are fiber supplements but I like getting it from real food sources. I believe that there are important benefits that come from the real food rather than a supplement. Whole grain bread is an obvious choice. There are also whole grain tortillas that have great amounts of fiber and make yummy rollups. There are several high fiber cereals, Multi-grain Cherrios and Quaker Oatmeal Squares are our favorites. Pears and apples have lots of fiber as do other fruits and veggies.

      For lots of great advice about fiber see the following website. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/dietaryfiber.html

      Edited to add that as long as I get at least 20 grams of fiber I don't have any problems with diverticulitis. I eat popcorn, strawberries, nuts, anything I want - the fiber keeps my colon clean so it doesn't get infected. I haven't had a problem since Jan 06.

  24. QUESTION:
    Can anybody give me tips on how to lose weight in my stomach and naturally cleanse my colon?
    I want my thighs and legs to stay the same size, and I want my stomach to go down. How can I do that? I know most people say that it is hard or impossible to target one area to lose weight in. And can I cleanse my colon with stuff that I just have at home?

    • ANSWER:
      I say to eat from all of the food groups. Oh also lots of fiber will cleanse the colon. Fiber can be found in fruit. Also no junk food. its okay for some once in a while. For example say you want some chips i say eat a little [ no more then five because they are full of calories and fat that make you gain weight.If you really crave junk food a lot then only have a little one a month. And if your not really a fruit person then you could get benefiber. It has no taste and you can buy it in powders to put in water that taste great!! Last thing switch from soda to diet soda and water. Remember to excerise every day for at least 30 minuets! hope this helped!

  25. QUESTION:
    Best way to conceal dark undereye circles?
    I've always had dark circles, since I'm very light skinned. I use undereye concealer every day, but I would like to find a product/some way to just once and for all get rid of them! Any suggestions help! Thank you!

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

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

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

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

  26. QUESTION:
    What Stores In LA,California Sell Acai Berry Detox &&Colon Cleanse?
    What stores in Los Angeles California sell Acai Berry Detox?&&Colon Cleanse? I've read so many good reviews about this combination that I want to try it for myself! :)

    I really want to lose weight! :) Like 30 pounds in 5 months (By the second week of Sept.). So any diets the are recommended will be appreciated. && any exercise rutines will also be appreciated.

    • ANSWER:
      A good way to cleanse your body is doing a colon flush or whole body cleanse twice a month. Usually what I will do is sign-up for a free trial then cancel it when i get my bottle. That way i have a month supply of cleanse for only - bucks instead of . I don't know what your looking for but you can potential loose a easy 5 to 15 pounds of waste without dehydrating yourself. Well I hope this helps. Here are the free trials I signed up for. It cost me about 10 bucks total and got about 3 months worth of cleasenes :) Also, the nice thing about these are they are all clean healthy ingredients. It allows me to eat like i'm 12 again without gaining a pound :) THESE PRODUCTS WILL JUMP START YOUR WEIGHTLOSS CAMPAIGN!!! GOOD LUCK I GOT MY BOTTLES IN ABOUT 3 DAYS!!! :) I also ran 30 minutes a day and lost about 35 pounds in 2 months

      http://kvors.com/click/?s=84696&c=132491
      http://kvors.com/click/?s=84696&c=126924
      http://kvors.com/click/?s=84696&c=121237

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

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

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

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

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

  28. QUESTION:
    which is the best colon cleanser for my money? do you really get what you pay for or all they all the same?
    I am convinced of the necessity of colon cleansing but from my research, the products range from cheap to expensive. Some are 7 day and some are 30 day. How long do I want to do this and which product is the best. I don't mind spending the money on a superior product but if a cheaper one works as well, then I'm all for that!!!!

    • ANSWER:
      check out this page, they list top rated colon cleanse product available on the market based on customer review:

      http://www.coloncleansezone.com/colon-cleanser/best-colon-cleanser.html

      Hope this helps

  29. QUESTION:
    What are some good foods to eat whilst detoxting after a very food heavy holiday?
    I have just been on hoilday to Serbia and I did not stop eating there, I got fed up like a chubby little piggy! I even put on 5lbs. I am really trying to just detox myself after eating so much for 10 days, any suggestions?

    • ANSWER:
      Drink lots of water - at least 8 to 10 glasses a day

      Eat a diet that is 70% fruit and veggetables and 30% meat, fish, poultry, eggs, breads, pastas Leave the sauces, dressings and alcoholic beverages alone. This is the acid/alkaline balance diet. You can google for more info.

      It also couldn't hurt to do a colon cleanse to get your large intestine back to normal - this will also help with bloating. Check out a health food store. (It`s best to talk to someone in person, particularly if you are tring something new).

      Green tea - always a healthy idea - If you are looking to lose a few pounds, then look for `catechin`supplements. (This substance is found naturally in green tea and is what assists with weight loss).

      Get 7.5 to 8 hours of sleep every night.

      It will also help to get back to a normal routine.

      Hope this helps :)

  30. QUESTION:
    How Do I Get Rid Of Dark Circles Under My Eyes? Non Makeup Way Please!?
    Hey I am 13 and every day I have really dark circles under my eyes. I get about 9 hours of sleep each night, so I am very confused as to why I have these circles.

    Please no makeup answers I am not allowed to wear foundation or concealer yet.
    Is there a more natural way?

    By the way this is kind of obvious but if it helps I don't do drugs or smoke

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

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

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

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

  31. QUESTION:
    How long can you live without having a bowel movement?
    And how long before you should contact a doctor? My friend hasn't pooped for two days and it's unusual for her. Please help.

    • ANSWER:
      HI Shauna

      Modern lifestyle has taken its toll on our digestive/elimination organs. Refined, processed, low fiber foods, animal fats, a lack of exercise and an ever-increasing level of stress all contribute to our current gastrointestinal health crisis.

      The frequency at which a normal, healthy person should move their bowels has been a great misconception among the public and most medical professionals. For years, doctors have thought that anywhere between 1 bowel movement a day and 1 a week was normal. In the examination of more primitive peoples, we find that their bowels move much more frequently, 2 to 3 times daily on the average. This is due to the fact that these people eat better, get more exercise and have much less stress. What we have learned is that it is normal to have 1 bowel movement a day for each meal you eat, (if you eat 3 meals you should have 3 bowel movements).

      The Merck Manual, the medical industry's standard text for the diagnosis and treatment of disease, tells us that colon degeneration is on the rise. The incidence of diverticulosis has increased dramatically over the last 40 years. It states, that in 1950, only 10% of adults over the age of 45 had this disease, in 1955 15%, in 1972 30% and in 1987 almost ?. The latest edition states that the incidence "increases rapidly" over age 40 and that "every person will have many" if they live long enough. Every American adult will have herniation of the large intestine.

      Diverticula are saccular herniations that protrude through the wall of the colon. These "bowel pockets" are almost always asymptomatic, (you can't feel them). They are caused by a sluggish constipated bowel. These pockets fill with old fecal material which can be reabsorbed back into the bloodstream. This can infect the entire body causing all types of toxic reactions.

      A sluggish bowel can retain pounds of old, toxic and poisonous fecal matter. Many times the real cause behind sickness and disease is this retention and reabsorption of this toxic waste

      The first step in everyone's health program should be stimulating, cleaning and toning all the elimination organs, and the bowel is the best place to begin. Colon cleansing is the most important step to get the toxins moving out of the body for long term health. Be sure she drinks around a gallon of water a day as well (I do).

      Best of health to both of you

  32. QUESTION:
    How to regulate digestive tract?
    I have done just about everything I know to do, short of taking a bunch of laxatives. I have had colonic hydrotherapy, done a colon cleanse, I take probiotics daily, have 30-35 grams of fiber daily, and also eat activia yogurt 5 days a week, but still only go every three or four days. Any ideas of things I may try different?

    • ANSWER:
      Honestly you might want to see the doctor.... Other than that, mix cayenne pepper, honey, and a little lemon juice in just enough water to get it down and this will STRIP your colon bare. Be generous with the pepper. I heard of this YEARS ago, and thought it was crazy, but just heard of Beyonce using recently.

  33. QUESTION:
    Mixing the Master Cleanse with regular food to stretch the time from ten days to longer, would this work?
    I want to try the Master Cleanse diet.
    But I don't want to risk gaining all the weight after ten days if I go straight to regular/solid foods again.
    If I mix the two, lemonade and solid food, between the days, would I still get results?
    Like... instead of six to seven glasses a day, I drink 3. And small meals every now and then?
    Would this work out?
    I'll still do cardio everyday.

    • ANSWER:
      Firstly forget Stanley B.
      "Like modern-day diet scammer Kevin Trudeau, creator of the Master Cleanse Stanley Burroughs was plagued by accusations and lawsuits for his entire career. One patient, whom he convinced to ignore his doctor's advice for 30 days, actually died under his care. Burroughs was convicted of second-degree felony murder and felony practicing medicine without a license."

      You would do better to eat sensibly and exercise. The Master Cleanse is totally unhealthy.

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

  34. QUESTION:
    Anyone have major boils and know how to get rid of them?
    Hi all,
    Just wanting to know if anyone has easy solutions to getting rid of boils? I've had reoccurring boils for about 6 years now, and they're absolutely killing me.
    I've been on around 30 different types of antibiotics and basically, the doctors have given up.
    I've tried sugar soap and hot compresses on the boils, but nothing helps.
    I don't know the cause of them either, but I have been told that Aspartame can cause them?

    Thank you for any help!

    • ANSWER:
      Hi Sarah

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

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

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

      --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

      Natural Cures

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

      Colloidal silver applied topically can also result in marked improvements.

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

      Best of health to you

  35. QUESTION:
    How can i diet with busy work hours?
    I go to sixth form mainly all day 8:45 until 2:45
    I get home for around 3o'clock and have to leave again at 3:45 to go to work and don't get back in the house until 9:30 everyday.
    I really need to diet but never have time to have any tea. I normally eat cereal or a sandwich when i get in at 9:30.
    Can you please advise me on what i could eat for my dinner and tea, and when i could eat?
    Hope this isn't confusing, thank you.

    • ANSWER:
      I've used every diet in the book but nothing worked as well as colon cleanse. I know they say that pills don't work, nevertheless they certainly worked for me, and they have been shown on CBS News too. There's a free trial happening right now at http://lelunh.yourwell.info , try it out, what have you got to lose?

  36. QUESTION:
    How much weight did you lose on slim fast?
    And how fast did you lose it?

    I will be combining it with exercise from the very 1st day of taking it.Im not hoping for a quick fix- Just cant seem to get into a routine i need a kick.Any side effects?

    And please DONT send things saying "try this instead" i am going on the slim fast!

    • ANSWER:
      Slim fast works because your calorie intake is lower per meal but you must exercise even if it is just a walk outside.

      slim fast eating is a quick fix because you have not learned to eat healthy nor will you be learning to handle problems without looking for the support of food. Neverthe less, fasting is healthy if done right. keep in mind the following:

      You will not starve. You will not instantly become thin. Fasting is consuming only liquids. When the body does not have to deal with digesting solid food and getting rid of the waste that solid food creates, it can concentrate on getting rid of toxins. The most common reason to fast is to eliminate disease or from the body.

      How much weight will I lose?

      The main benefit offered by a fast, to those who wish to lose weight, is the speed of the weight loss. To see a person drop 30-to-40 pounds in a 30-day juice fast is to see a person totally transform his life. Self-esteem is given a boost and for the first time in their life, discipline becomes a lifestyle. The fast becomes a catalyst for a total life overhaul. People start dressing better, showing more confidence, becoming more organized, more dedicated in relationships and more at peace.

      Initially, weight loss can be as high as three-to-four pounds per day, but as the fast continues, the average loss will be one pound-per-day. If you are juice fasting and not losing weight, the juice is supplying all the calories you need. You may have to cut down on the juices or alternate between water fasting and juice fasting if losing weight is part of your goal. The slower your metabolism is the slower the weight loss.

      Try to stay focused on the healthy things you are doing to improve your life rather than being consumed with the number of pounds lost each day. Water retention can vary your weight five pounds so watching the scale can be frustrating. The best motivation to fast is for physical and spiritual health. Be patient; the fasting process is slow. Be thankful the toxins are leaving your body. Do not have unrealistic expectations. Give your body the time it needs to do the work of cleansing.

      Fasting And Metabolism

      The fear is that while fasting, the metabolism will slow down and afterward there will be more weight gained than before the fast. Initially, any calorie reduction will cause a lowering in the BMR or base metabolic rate. Cleansing will bring health that will increase metabolic performance and energy output. In other words, you will eat less and feel more energetic.

      After fasting, the body is more efficient. Digestion is better due to a cleaner colon. The colon walls have been cleansed of impacted feces, allowing improved absorption of nutrients. The good news is that greater efficiency equals enhanced energy. Healthy people burn more calories. They also eat less because they are more active and feel better about themselves. They don't need food as a security blanket.

      The greatest impact you can have on increasing your resting metabolism is exercise. After a workout, you can be sitting on the couch reading while burning calories, as the muscles are grabbing glucose from the blood to replace glycogen supplies. The key to weight loss is fewer calories and more exercise. A diet high in raw food provides fewer, low-density calories, and higher-fiber, more-filling foods.

      Oh, by the way, a slower metabolism diminishes aging. A tortoise can live to 400 hundred years of age.

  37. QUESTION:
    I need some help with losing more weight! What can I do?
    I need to lose 30 pounds in 3 months. I have already lost 28 I exercise everyday with cardio and strengthing and I eat about 1200 calories per day with the once a week treat for myself.
    At this rate I will never lose the rest in time!
    I am doing everything right! What else can I do!
    Supplements? Colon Cleanse? Eat only yogurt?

    • ANSWER:
      Try lots,and lots of sex.they say it is better then an arobic workout it burns more calories.

  38. QUESTION:
    how can i lose 30 pounds by october 15 from running?
    i run cross country, this is my first year. im 16, 5'7" and weigh 149. i want to get to 121. please give me exact guidelines if at all possible. or tell me if this goal is even possible. we run an average of 6 miles a day. sometimes less, sometimes more. i cant eat 6 meals a day tho, i really dont have the time at all.

    • ANSWER:
      That's my birthday :D

      Um
      Wow, you certainly run a lot!
      so i would say, cut out all the junk food and sweets
      and generally eat healthier stuff
      do a colon cleanse maybe?
      there's a load of junk in your intestinal tract which would she a hella load of pounds
      and you don't have to buy super expensive stuff as there are home remedies etc.

      hmm
      i really only answered because of the birthday thing (:

      good luck though!

  39. QUESTION:
    Can I do a full detox cleanse without ending up with acne for Christmas?
    I recently bought a full cleanse but I think maybe I best wait until after the holidays since Ive ehard that some people breakout during the cleanse? Its the Original CleansSmart 30 day program Advanced Cleanse Total Body by RenewLife

    • ANSWER:
      The reason you've heard that detoxes can make people break out is that they do, but not all the time. If it's a standard colon cleanse, it has a lower chance of doing it, but the whole body cleanses will clean out everything including the pores (which is what makes you break out). They doesn't always make everyone break out, but it's entirely possible.

      From the sound of the title, it sounds like it's closer to a whole body cleanse than a colon cleanse, so I would suggest waiting if you don't want to risk a breakout. Good luck!

  40. QUESTION:
    Has anyone tried AcaiSlim for weight loss and colon cleanse?
    Acai Slim is having a one month free trial. Has anyone out there used this that can tell me their experience with it and if it is safe, how much weight do you lose, do you recommend it etc. Please let me know.

    • ANSWER:
      It is a total scam, I ordered it because I was attracted to the idea of antioxidants. If you look at the ingredients it is nothing more than simple chromium. Also there is not a 30 day free trial, I should have known better having been a lawyer for so many years and a prosecutor who used to prosecute fraud cases. They charged my credit card almost immediately, probably because once you receive the product and realize it is a scam your card will have already been charged.

  41. QUESTION:
    Has anyone done the master cleanse that could share their loss numbers and time cleansing?
    I started today and want to go for 15 days and was wondering about what others have experienced with their weight/health while on it. thanks!

    • 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 added sugar and salt.
      Lots of fresh fruit, vegetables, whole grain foods, lean meat cuts, fresh fish, beans, peas, brown rice, raw nuts, and barley keep a system as healthy and as clean as it can be.
      Minimal alcohol, caffeine, soda.
      Read food labels. If you can't pronounce it, don't put it in your body.
      A healthy high fiber diet works every time. Increases the speed and efficiency of the digestive system and helps the body rid itself of both internal and environmental toxins.
      Cleanses actually flush out the beneficial bacteria and enzymes in the digestive system.
      Search "gut flora" to learn about the beneficial bacteria we need in our colon.
      We have more beneficial bacteria in our digestive systems than all the cells in our bodies!
      Did you know the digestive system is one of the largest contributors to our immune system?
      Spend your money in the produce department to speed your detox.
      Good luck and good health.

      I lost 30 lbs in 5 months with healthy diet and exercise. Two years ago.

  42. QUESTION:
    What is a good place to find diet and nutritional info for tennis players?
    I'm a 43 year old male - pretty out-of-shape - and back playing competitive recreational tennis after several years out of the game. I would like to know if there are any good sites that have comprehensive diet and nutritional info to help me get back in shape. I have an excercise plan, but I have yet to find a good nutritional site specific to active sports. Free sites would be nice, but I'm willing to pay a subsciption if the site is a quality one.

    • ANSWER:
      Don't try Acai Burn or any other SCAM acai or colon cleanse companies!

      It's a SCAM! THERE ARE SPAMMERS GOING AROUND HERE POSTING THEIR PRODUCT!!!!

      I didn't lose an ounce!

      I signed up for their 30 day free trial and paid the S&H .95. I got the first bottle. One month later they charged me .95. I guess the fine print stated that by getting the free trial I would be enrolled in a program where they automatically send you a bottle and charge .95. I never even got the 2nd bottle. I heard all of the acai and colon cleanser companies work this way.

  43. QUESTION:
    Why do some people go so long between bowel movements?
    Men especially. I know so many guys who say they go 3 or 4 days without sitting on the bowl, and that's just not right. You should be having at least one (and sometimes two) bowel movements per day. If you're constipated, you should be seeking treatment anyway.

    A couple of teaspoons of olive oil per day helps to keep the intestinal tract smooth and is a natural laxative, among the hundreds of other health benefits it has.

    Gotta keep cleansing your body of all that filfth and sludge that builds up inside your intestines.

    Wishing happy and healthy bowel movements to all.

    • ANSWER:
      Is this a informative ad for colon cleansing or a honest question? I think it could be both, depending on how you want to take it. I'll take it as both, but will answer the question too. Everyone has their own body rhythms. We don't all eat and/or exercise the same way. As a female I also used to go every other day when I was younger.(teens to 30's) Then I started to regulate into an every day rhythm. These are individual ways that everyone has. Gosh, if we were all the same we would be boring. The body works by the genetic make-up as I'm sure you already know. Haven't you ever heard of DNA? All this means is that we are a make up of our parents with environmental factors taken into account in our upbringing. Other than these possible reasons, I think that the answer is clear. Good luck with your other answers. I'm sure they should be very interesting. Again, good luck and God Bless

  44. QUESTION:
    What's the fastest way to lose 25lbs?
    I've got no idea what to do or how to start. I have no weights, and there isn't a gym within 50 miles from here. What do I need to do? What should my days look like? Such as, how many hours of exercises (probably walking.jogging) should I be doing a day? What should my diet look like? What foods should I be aware of?
    Any suggestions on what foods to eat and what foods not to eat?

    • ANSWER:
      You should exercise about 3 times a day 30 minutes each time, try to do this before meals but make it fun, you don't have to go running or anything, go swimming are get a sit and bounce, whatever physical activity is fun for you. Also if you're not really into exercising you can just do a colon cleanse, that can flush out an excess of 25lbs of fecal matter and you will feel much healthier and energetic.

  45. QUESTION:
    Can you take acai berry capsules or Total Cleanse colon cleanser while breastfeeding?
    I am currently breastfeeding and the ingredients in these products are all natural, but I'm not sure if you can take these capsules. It just says to consult a physician.

    • 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.

  46. QUESTION:
    What is the easiest / best / cheapest way to cleanse your colon ?
    Serious answers only, please !

    I really want to do this, but I'm concerned because of the 'six degrees of separation' factor - I don't know anyone who knows anyone, etc. etc. who has sucessfully done this - it sounds great, but where's the testimonials, other than "John G. in Plainview, TX, and Mary C. in Anywheresville, USA"

    Reminds me of get rich quick through real estate schemes - if it's so easy, why don't you hear more about it - why isn't my brother in law's brother and my 2nd cousin rolling in dough for instance...

    • ANSWER:
      ok here is what i have found so far...

      1:OxyPowder is a natural high quality oxygen based full intestinal cleanser with NO side effects (I vouch from my own and others 'experience) which has been formulated to melt away and oxidize compaction in the bowel and provide oxygen to the intestinal tract and bloodstream. OxyPowder doesn’t just clean out the colon, it cleans the colon, small intestine, and large intestine—all without the side effects of laxatives or psyllium based cleansers. While psyllium and other fiber products simply scrape matter out through the center of a clogged colon, OxyPowder removes old, impacted fecal matter as it detoxifies and cleans the entire intestinal tract.

      2:The Colon Cleansing Kit is an eight-day intensive intestinal cleansing program that works by using two herbal formulas. The first, Digestive Stimulator, comes in capsule form and works gently to support normal bowel function.* The second, Toxin Absorber is a powder that is consumed five times per day after being mixed with organic apple juice. The herbs in this formula have traditionally been used for their strong absorptive properties and work powerfully to draw hardened mucus build-up and fecal matter out of the intestinal tract.* We recomment that you do a liquid only fast during five days of the eight days or Toxin Absorber will simply bind to the food you are eating and not to the waste you are trying to remove. For those who elect not to fast, there are two other options. One requires modified diet changes for eight days. The other is a 30 day program with optional diet changes.

      3:enema cleansing kit

  47. QUESTION:
    What can I do to get rid of blemishes and keep my skin looking clean and soft?
    I don't have bad acne, but I do have some spots. What kind of things can I do to get rid of it? What type of products do you recommend? What can I do besides using face products? All answers accepted.

    • ANSWER:
      Exercise daily or at least 3 times a week
      colon cleanse or detoxify your body
      drink tons of water
      get 30 mins of sunlight a day
      eat lots of fruits n veggies.....eat better
      dont overwash ur face this leads to more acne b/c of drying
      take control of your skins oil levels with zinc vitamins or ask dermatologist
      use facewashes that are mild and affective such as Cetaphil
      DONT USE PROACTIV:
      (it brings dependency is expensive and will end up drying your skin thus causing more acne)
      Retin-A has been known and is guaranteed to clear acne, bad texture and hyperpigmentation or brown spots for over 25 years.
      Meladerm is also known as a good product for brown spots

      Overall avoid over-the counter products that most ppl on here will mention b/c these actually make your dermis (inside layer of skin under epidermis) worse over time although the outer layer may appear clear.

  48. QUESTION:
    What is the best way to go about water fasting?
    I am very overweight and also very impatient. I know starving yourself to lose weight is not good because when you start eating again, you gain back even more. I think water fasting has a good reputation but I don't know the best way to start it and follow through with it and then of course to end it. What do I have to be careful about?

    • ANSWER:
      I did a liquid fast for 7 days and lost 10 pounds. I drink whatever I wanted, even milk shakes from McDonald's. I started back eating and put all the weight back on within 10 days plus some.

      I don't recommend it because you are not dealing with "why" you over eat, so when you are off the fast, you return to your same eating patterns and gain the weight back.

      Here is some information on fasting:

      You will not starve. You will not instantly become thin. Fasting is consuming only liquids. When the body does not have to deal with digesting solid food and getting rid of the waste that solid food creates, it can concentrate on getting rid of toxins. The most common reason to fast is to eliminate disease or from the body.

      How much weight will I lose?

      The main benefit offered by a fast, to those who wish to lose weight, is the speed of the weight loss. To see a person drop 30-to-40 pounds in a 30-day juice fast is to see a person totally transform his life. Self-esteem is given a boost and for the first time in their life, discipline becomes a lifestyle. The fast becomes a catalyst for a total life overhaul. People start dressing better, showing more confidence, becoming more organized, more dedicated in relationships and more at peace.

      Initially, weight loss can be as high as three-to-four pounds per day, but as the fast continues, the average loss will be one pound-per-day. If you are juice fasting and not losing weight, the juice is supplying all the calories you need. You may have to cut down on the juices or alternate between water fasting and juice fasting if losing weight is part of your goal. The slower your metabolism is the slower the weight loss.

      Try to stay focused on the healthy things you are doing to improve your life rather than being consumed with the number of pounds lost each day. Water retention can vary your weight five pounds so watching the scale can be frustrating. The best motivation to fast is for physical and spiritual health. Be patient; the fasting process is slow. Be thankful the toxins are leaving your body. Do not have unrealistic expectations. Give your body the time it needs to do the work of cleansing.

      Fasting And Metabolism

      The fear is that while fasting, the metabolism will slow down and afterward there will be more weight gained than before the fast. Initially, any calorie reduction will cause a lowering in the BMR or base metabolic rate. Cleansing will bring health that will increase metabolic performance and energy output. In other words, you will eat less and feel more energetic.

      After fasting, the body is more efficient. Digestion is better due to a cleaner colon. The colon walls have been cleansed of impacted feces, allowing improved absorption of nutrients. The good news is that greater efficiency equals enhanced energy. Healthy people burn more calories. They also eat less because they are more active and feel better about themselves. They don't need food as a security blanket.

      The greatest impact you can have on increasing your resting metabolism is exercise. After a workout, you can be sitting on the couch reading while burning calories, as the muscles are grabbing glucose from the blood to replace glycogen supplies. The key to weight loss is fewer calories and more exercise. A diet high in raw food provides fewer, low-density calories, and higher-fiber, more-filling foods.

      Oh, by the way, a slower metabolism diminishes aging. A tortoise can live to 400 hundred years of age.

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

    • ANSWER:
      Hi Ameena

      Here are some ideas to heal the issue.

      Quick Action Plan for SKin Issues

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

      Best of health to you

  50. QUESTION:
    How to lose weight without going on a diet?
    i know this may seem like a stupid question but i want to lose weight, without a going on a diet plan. i'm 13 and i feel overweight. is there anything i can do? please help me. i want to be able to go swimmimg and be confident about my body.

    • ANSWER:
      Don't try Acai Burn or any other SCAM acai or colon cleanse companies!

      It's a SCAM! THERE ARE SPAMMERS GOING AROUND HERE POSTING THEIR PRODUCT!!!!

      I didn't lose an ounce!

      I signed up for their 30 day free trial and paid the S&H .95. I got the first bottle. One month later they charged me .95. I guess the fine print stated that by getting the free trial I would be enrolled in a program where they automatically send you a bottle and charge .95. I never even got the 2nd bottle. I heard all of the acai and colon cleanser companies work this way.


30 day colon cleanse

Apple Cider Vinegar Colon Cleanse

Any living being in this world needs nutrition to live and this goes same in case of parasites too. A healthy intestinal tract is very important to prevent attacks by various microorganisms or pathogens. It is well known fact that parasites can be effectively prevented by taking high dosages of probiotics substances such as Lactobacillus acidophilus, bifidobacteria and L. bulgaricus.Many of the folk remedy experts favor taking food that is having strong odor, garlic being one of them. Garlic is considered to be having natural ant parasitic properties as well as antibacterial, fungal and viral action. Parasites present in the intestines do like sweet fruits and sugary foods. It can include juices, canned/frozen fruits, high fructose items, sugarcane, syrups etc. Refined flour items and sugary items are also to be avoided as much as possible. Fermented foods, bakery items, sweet sprouts, high gluten content foods, beans, starchy grains etc are to be avoided.On the other hand, yogurt, eggs, seafood, millet, amaranth, buckwheat can be taken since parasites do not like them. Goat milk, olive, pumpkin, sunflower and saffron are good to have since they create an environment that is not healthy for parasites present in the intestines. Some of the dieticians and naturopaths suggest taking soaked almonds (the best one), almond butter and caraway to inhibit the growth of the parasites. Turkey, chicken, brown rice, sweet potatoes, mint, coriander seeds and/or leaves, holy basils are good to have as all of them carry natural anthelminthic properties and hence they all can kill parasites and their eggs.Soymilk, onions, cloves, fennel seeds, apple cider vinegar, ginger and asafetida are few of the most effective edible items that works specific on parasites and their eggs present in the intestines and terminate them. In addition, they not only help you getting rid of parasites, but they also improve the digestion and also assimilation. They accelerate the metabolic rate in the body and hence restore the hormonal levels and keep the body healthy.Some of the herbs can also be taken as daily health supplements. Herbs like Butea monosperma, Neem, Terminalia belirica, Emblica ribes, cinnamon, cardamom are considered to be good for intestines since they improve digestion and also terminate parasites and their eggs. They help restoring the digestion and relieve abdominal cramp, diarrhea and other gastrointestinal related problems.Some of the ancient medical practitioner favors taking buttermilk with coriander seeds, cumin seed powder and little bit of rock salt. Such type of solution would be great treating any kind of parasites' infestation in the intestines. This solution can be taken daily without any worries. There are many detox diet that are readily available in the market in the name of 'intestinal detox diet' that contain pills made up of the blend of effective herbs and they are to be taken regularly for a certain period. Latest researches reveal that turmeric can also help getting rid of parasites and their eggs. One can take raw turmeric or can go for its powder.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    Has anyone done the apple cider vinegar detox?
    Or do you drink an apple cider vinegar drink in the morning to cleanse your system? If so, what have your results been? And how long have you been doing it? Thanks.
    note to dangerskilski--it is not to detox from drugs or alcohol, it is to detox your body from toxins found in our foods that have built up in our body!!

    • ANSWER:
      I do it all the time, and i lose anywhere from 10 to 15 pounds in a 14 day period, very cleansing and good for your colon too. I mix the vinegar with water about half and half and slam it as fast as I can, but you can only drink clear liquids for the first few days, then you can have veggies and fruit, on the last days, you can add chicken baked or grilled with some grilled veggies, I love this detox, and I have lots of energy, good luck, if you can stand the vinegar.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  3. QUESTION:
    How do i get rid of my warts?
    Ive been using apple cider vinegar the past 3 nights and they still havent turns black they are kinda getting black dots but thats it.

    how much longer will it take?

    • ANSWER:
      Hi Cami

      Here are some answers and remedies for your issue. Need to really look at your diet and learn about detoxing the body by doing a colon and liver cleanse to rid of the toxins in the blood.

      Causes
      Warts are caused by any of 35 viruses and are often a consequence of poor diet and nutrition, poor hygiene, and, in the cases of genital warts, unprotected sex. Warts also become more common as a consequence of aging with corresponding diminished immune function.

      Caution: Some warts can turn into cancerous tumors. If they do not seem benign, consult with a physician immediately.

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

      Natural Cures

      Note: Natural healing of warts may require one to two months of care, with the wart disappearing suddenly in one to three days.

      Aromatherapy: Lemon essential oil applied topically can speed healing. Thuja oil is also effective for dealing with warts.

      Diet: Eat an organic, whole foods diet, emphasizing foods that are high in vitamin A, such as dark green and yellow vegetables, cold-water fish, eggs, and sulfur, such as onions, garlic, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, and broccoli. Avoid all refined and processed foods, sugar, unhealthy fats, and excess animal proteins, as well as milk and dairy products.

      Be sure to drink up to a gallon of water a day to flush the toxins out of the blood.

      Herbs: a.Onions for Warts: Warts have been said to disappear when treated perseveringly with raw onion dipped in salt.

      b.Wild Lettuce for Warts: The expressed juice is "much regarded as an application to boils, abscesses and carbuncles, and if put upon warts will cause them to drop off.

      c.Garlic for Warts and Moles: Here is a very successful routine for removal of these unwanted growths called moles, or warts. Take a button of garlic, slice or cut in two, and placed the cup area over a wart of mole. Tape it on, and as it dries out put a fresh piece. Many users have reported good results.

      d.Cashew Oil: The cashew oil, which must be used with great caution, is used as an application to warts, corns, ringworms, cancerous ulcers.

      d.Potassium Deficiency for Warts and Moles: When cysts or tumors grow in places where they can be seen outside the body, often we react by having them cut out. This defeats healing by working on the effect instead of the cause. You can cut cysts out, tumors off, and burn warts off (which are also a potassium deficiency), or get rid of as many moles as you wish, but unless you go to the cause, they will grow back again, and you may end up with as many or more cysts, tumors, moles as before. Different signs of potassium deficiency will keep popping out on the body because the condition that needs correcting is on the inside. You have to go into the cause, Dr. Christopher always insisted, which is the way we have been eating.Potassium sources: There are several ways to receive your potassium. Dr. Bernard Jensen sells a potassium broth made from dehydrated vegetables. Dr. Bronner makes a similar, excellent product. You can also make your own potassium broth by simmering equal parts of red potatoes, celery, carrots, onions, and herbs to taste. Raw vegetable and fruit juices also flood the system with potassium.

      Homeopathy: Useful homeopathic remedies include Thuja, Causticum, Calc carb., Ruta grav., and Graphites.

      Nutritional Supplementation: Recommended nutrients include vitamin A, beta carotene, vitamin B complex, vitamin C, vitamin E, zinc, garlic capsules, and L-cysteine.

      Topical Treatment: A solution of garlic oil, vitamin E, castor oil, and zinc oxide cream can be applied topically to warts.

      Alternative Professional Care
      If your symptoms persist despite the above measures, seek the help of a qualified health professional. The following professional care therapies have all been shown to be useful for treating warts: Naturopathic Medicine, Orthomolecular Medicine, and Traditional Chinese Medicine.

      Best of health to you

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

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

  5. QUESTION:
    How do you cleanse your body internally?
    I want to lose weight.
    What are some ways I can clean out the toxins?
    Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      Liquid chlorophyll and apple cider vinegar are good colon cleansers and ACV speeds up your metabolism so it will help you to lose weight.

      All you really need is plenty of fiber that you can get from plenty of fruit and vegetables. Bread, cereals, pasta and rice also help. Meat clogs up the system and eggs don't help either.

      Enemas are unnessary.

  6. QUESTION:
    What approaches have worked best for you when you suffer from a migraine?
    Today I've been sensitive to light, my vision is blurred, and the room is spinning, nausea hits me every time I try to "work" around the house. And my Migraine medicine doesn't seem to be helping.

    • ANSWER:
      A lot of migraine medicines are just pain killers. They only help before a migraine starts to occur.

      Migraines usually occur when the person is Dehydrated, stressed, hormonal imbalances: Candida: food allergies: parsites: heavy metal toxicity, and allergies.

      When I turned 18, i began experiencing painful headaches that lasted a week or two. One day, I went to the doctor and told me that those painful headaches were migraines. The doctor told me it could be genetics because my parents had it. The doctor gave me painkillers but I denied the drug. I found it useless because I did not want unknown chemicals going into my body that could harm me (side effects). I later bought a book full of natural cures. It had pages full of natural cures medicines that would cure common diseases such as migraines, allergies, herpes, diabetes, etc.
      The books title is called Natural Cures.

      The cure that I found for migraines is Apple Cider Vinegar. (There is also Dr. Coldwell's stress reducing techniques; acupuncture; alphabiotics; cranial sacral therapy; chiropratic adjustments). You must eliminate artificial sweeteners and do all the cleanses (colon cleanse; liver/gallbladder cleanse, heavy metal cleanse, parasite cleanse, candida cleanse).

      One day, I slowly felt a migraine ready to cause me pain. I quickly ran to the kitchen and filled a glass of water and mix it with 1 Tablespoon (15ml) and 1Teaspoon (5ml). I drank it and within an hour and a half, my migraine was gone.

      Instructions:
      Since Apple Cider Vinegar is 5 percent acidic. I used two methods of indulging the acidic product.

      Eat it with a salad and 1 Tablespoon (15ml) and 1Teaspoon (5ml) of Apple Cider Vinegar
      or
      A 3/4 glass full of water and mix with 1 Tablespoon (15ml) and 1Teaspoon (5ml) of Apple Cider Vinegar.

      P.S. You can use the natural cure "while" having a migraine and it will take about an hour and a half for the pain to go away (the amount of time for the migraine to go away depends on the person). Please try it. It helped me, my parents, and my co-workers.

  7. QUESTION:
    I wanted to know what is the best way to gid rid of a heache or migraine without using medicine?

    I have a really bad headache and i get them alot and i am into that all natural stuff, so what do i do???

    • ANSWER:
      A lot of migraine medicines are just pain killers. They only help before a migraine starts to occur.

      Migraines usually occur when the person is Dehydrated, stressed, hormonal imbalances: Candida: food allergies: parsites: heavy metal toxicity, and allergies.

      When I turned 18, i began experiencing painful headaches that lasted a week or two. One day, I went to the doctor and told me that those painful headaches were migraines. The doctor told me it could be genetics because my parents had it. The doctor gave me painkillers but I denied the drug. I found it useless because I did not want unknown chemicals going into my body that could harm me (side effects). I later bought a book full of natural cures. It had pages full of natural cures medicines that would cure common diseases such as migraines, allergies, herpes, diabetes, etc.
      The books title is called Natural Cures “They don’t want you to know about”.

      The cure that I found for migraines is Apple Cider Vinegar. (There is also Dr. Coldwell's stress reducing techniques; acupuncture; alphabiotics; cranial sacral therapy; chiropratic adjustments). If you are serious of getting ride of you migraine, you must eliminate artificial sweeteners and do all the cleanses (colon cleanse; liver/gallbladder cleanse, heavy metal cleanse, parasite cleanse, candida cleanse).

      One day, I slowly felt a migraine ready to cause me pain. I quickly ran to the kitchen and filled a glass of water and mix it with 1 Tablespoon (15ml) and 1Teaspoon (5ml). I drank it and within an hour and a half, my migraine was gone.

      Instructions:
      Since Apple Cider Vinegar is 5 percent acidic. I used two methods of indulging the acidic product.

      Eat it with a salad and 1 Tablespoon (15ml) and 1Teaspoon (5ml) of Apple Cider Vinegar
      or
      A 3/4 glass full of water and mix with 1 Tablespoon (15ml) and 1Teaspoon (5ml) of Apple Cider Vinegar.

      P.S. You can use the natural cure "while" having a migraine and it will take about an hour and a half for the pain to go away (the amount of time for the migraine to go away depends on the person). Please try it. It helped me, my parents, and my co-workers.

  8. QUESTION:
    if i take the super colon cleanse and apple cider vinegar will i lose weight in 2 weeks?
    im tryna lose like 5 puonds in 2 weeks will this help?

    • ANSWER:
      No.1 to 2 lbs a week is the safe limit.
      You will upset your body's delicate balance with that rubbish.
      The colon is self cleansing.
      Just eat sensibly for a couple of weeks.
      No added salt, sugar, no fried foods or fast foods.
      Be energetic and stay healthy.

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

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

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

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

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

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

  10. QUESTION:
    What foods are better for digestive health?
    My stomach is often upset and rather than trying to avoid certain foods (because there seem to be so many of them that it is impossible to identify them all) I am curious to know if there are any foods that are supposed to be good for over-all digestive health, and if so, what are they? I know about yogurt already but is there anything else? Also are there any vitamins that are particularly helpful with this?

    (I'm a vegetarian, by the way, but I eat cheese, fish & eggs.)

    • ANSWER:
      For Better Digestion Follow this:

      1. Every morning before breakfast, freshly squeeze the juice of 1 - 2 lemons in 250ml - 500ml of spring or filtered water. This small but effective daily routine will help to cleanse the stomach of left over 'debris' and remove any excess acid.

      2. Another daily drink taken late morning or sometime before lunch will complement the cleanse in 'Tip 1' . This can include 1tsp - 1 tbsp of Organic Apple Cider Vinegar mixed with 250ml - 500ml apple juice (freshly squeezed is even better). This drink will balance digestive juices, specifically for low or high levels of Hydrochloric acid (HCl).

      3. Avoid cold drinks while eating. Food is digested more efficiently at around body temperature, therefore cold fluid can slow down the digestive processes. If you must drink while eating, try hot water or herbal teas. Caffeine can cause excess production of HCl so should be avoided, as should alcohol.

      4. Have you ever heard of Swedish Bitters? The taste of bitter herbs, foods, juices etc, 20 - 30mins before eating will increase digestive function by encouraging the release of digestive enzymes, juices and acids.

      5. Specific self massage and exercise techniques used as part of a daily routine will also contribute to better digestion.

      'LIVER EXERCISE' - This exercise massages the Liver and Gall Bladder, tonifying and cleansing these organs. It helps cope with abdominal wind, and assists digestion. Place the heel of the right hand on the right side of the body under the rib cage, and just above the hip bone. The fingers should point straight across the body. Pressing firmly, move the hand slowly across the body to the middle of the abdomen; you should end up with the heel of the hand over the navel. Repeat this action 10-20 times.

      'STOMACH EXERCISE' - This exercise is similar to the Liver Exercise, but is applied to the other side of the body. It benefits the digestion, the Spleen, and the Pancreas, as well as the Stomach. Method: Place the heel of the left hand between the rib cage and the left hip, with the fingers pointing across the body. Move the hand firmly and smoothly across to the centre of the body, until it is over the navel. Repeat 10-20 times.

      6. Short term fasting is one way to allow the digestive system a well deserved break. However "first time fasters"should try it for a maximum of 24hrs.

      Remember always to drink plenty of fruit and vegetable juice during your fast. Also plan your fasting for days when you will not be doing lots of hard physical work and can take plenty of rest.

      7. CHEW, CHEW, CHEW... One of the most important mechanisms of digestion, yet more often than not, the most forgotten!

      Chewing is the first stage of digestion. It not only physically breaks down foods, but signals the organs to secrete their digestive juices (pancreatic enzymes, stomach acids etc) in order to prepare for the incoming foods.

      Naturopaths believe that you should try to chew your food until it is near to a liquid consistency.

      8. 'Food Combining' can work well for many people. There are
      books available which explain the reasons for food combining, for
      example, 'The Hay Diet Made Easy: A Practical Guide to Food
      Combining' by Jackie & Alexandra Habgood. 'Food Combining' is not only for weight loss but can assist problems due to an imbalanced digestive system.

      Briefly, food combining involves the 3 main types of food/fuel i.e. Carbohydrates (bread, potatoes, rice), Proteins (meats, dairy, nuts, soya) and Fats (cooking oils, avocados). It is considered that one should not mix these types of food within one particular meal. For example, eat either carbohydrates alone or proteins alone, together with (non starchy) vegetables or salad.

      9. Colon Cleansing & Liver Cleansing through the use of herbs, foods and supplements will benefit the whole digestive system greatly. There are many companies and practitioners (Naturopathic) who recommend their own cleansing routines and you will find that many elements of the various routines will be similar.

      Any method is good if it does the job! Colon Cleansing & Liver Cleansing are two of the most popular approaches to getting started with detox, and detox benefits every part of the body by helping the body remove toxins which otherwise slow down every organ and every body function. Counteract this tendency by using Colon Cleansing & Liver Cleansing.

      10. Here are some herbs known to help with excess digestive juices & acids in conditions such as Hiatus Hernia and Stomach Ulcers: For example a great digestive tea can be made by comgined the excellent herbs Meadowsweet, Fennel, Comfrey and Peppermint.

      Slippery Elm Tea is a very soothing herbal tea, with a consistency like thin porridge. It is blended with water and drunk hot. Slippery Elm is also available in capsules as Slippery Elm Capsules, if you prefer this. Slippery Elm is a fantastic herb to soothe the bowel if there is IBS or Colitis.

      Bayberry and Wild Yam can also be used in drops (tincture or fluid extract) or as capsules or tablets. These herbs will help to soothe and heal an ulcerated or 'colicky' type of condition. Wild Yam is a great antispasmodic - it relaxes muscles in spasm. It is particularly helpful for the liver and also the bowel. It is also used by women to relax the uterus which can relieve pain during periods or menopause.

      Digestive Capsules or Drops are available as well as teas. Generally, take these for 3-4 months for a course, though you should start to see benefits - eg reduced indigestion - after 2-3 weeks. If not, see a herbalist for advice. Licorice Tea is made in the same way as Ginger Tea.

      Cardamom, Cloves, Fennel, Ginger and Cinnamon can all be made into a tea to be drunk after a meal. Simply place some seeds in half a pint or so of water in a non-aluminium pan. Bring to a gentle simmer and let simmer for a few minutes. Strain and drink. If using fresh ginger, cut a few slices (a few mm thick) and do the same.

      Foods such as Lemons, Apple Cider Vinegar, Garlic, Onion, Leek, Rice, Root Vegetables, Papaya, Pineapple and Artichokes can all aid proper digestion. Try to include some of these foods into your general daily diet.

      Good Luck! I hope this helps!

  11. QUESTION:
    What kind of foods to NOT eat if you have a gout?
    Hi, my dad has a gout on his foot... I'm concerned, and wondering if anyone can give me a list of what to eat and what NOT to eat if you have a gout. Help will be appreciated. Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      Hi Blah Blah

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

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

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

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

      Quick Action Plan for Gout

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

      Herbal Aids

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

      Best of health to you

  12. QUESTION:
    How do you detox your body?
    I am not wanting to detox because of drugs. I am wanting to do it to be healthier!

    • ANSWER:
      Drinking water will help to detox, and taking some supplements that work as cleansers may help as well. Specifically, Apple Cider Vinegar, Green Tea (decaffeinated), Chlorophyll (fantastic cleanser), and even good amounts of fiber and water helps some people (although it's not very comfortable for the lower level of detoxification you get).

      Those are all general detoxification products. Fiber will help to clean out your colon better as well, not to mention all the hundreds of "colon cleansing" products you're liable to get answers about.... but those are the simplest general cleansers available.

  13. QUESTION:
    What is the latest treatment, medicine for gout, please?
    I am having gout for the past five weeks. I am no over weight and eat food low in purines. I have been taking allopurinol but the pain just wont go away, I feel.

    • ANSWER:
      Hi TruthSeeker (right name)

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

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

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

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

      Quick Action Plan for Gout

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

      Herbal Aids

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

      Best of health to you

  14. QUESTION:
    How many calories do i need to eat and burn to lose weight?
    I'm 15 years old, 5'11, 190pounds with 29% body fat. i want to know howmany calories i need to eat and burn inorder to lose 1 pound a week

    • ANSWER:
      The Secrets have been in our family recipes, some even date back as far as 3000 BC. For years our Ancient

      ancestors have been using natural herbs and spices to heal and cure, even to take the weight off.

      For example: The Ancient Mayans used cayenne pepper which has been studied to increase the rate of metabolism of

      fats and carbohydrates. Some Additional research also indicates that cayenne increases production of epinephrine

      and nor epinephrine which together decrease appetite.

      The Chinese have used ginger root for years for all sorts of things like cleansing the colon, reduce spasms and

      cramps, stimulate water retention, earache, diarrhea, nausea and vomiting, stimulate circulation, and of course

      to aid the metabolism. HCA (Hydroxycitric Acid), a natural appetite suppressant found in the rind of a small

      tropical fruit, Garcinia cambogia has been used as a condiment in Thai and Indian cuisine for years.

      Bromelain which is found in pineapple is very useful in helping with the digestion of fat producing enzymes that

      help curve the appetite that has been used by the Hawaiians and Tahitians for many generations for medicine

      purposes.

      The powerful health and healing qualities of natural Apple Cider Vinegar have been known and used since 3,000

      B.C... Cider vinegar is a powerful detoxifying and purifying agent. It breaks down fatty, mucous and phlegm

      deposits within the body. The List goes on.

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

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

  16. QUESTION:
    How to get rid of acne on chin and red under nose?
    How to get rid of Perioral dermatitis?
    Perioral Dermatitis Please help?
    So I have had this since september and I just want to get rid of it it is on my chin and under my rose is all red and dry. I went to the dermo but the skin creams made my skin peal like uncontrolably I stop using it so theres no pealing but now the acne come back What should I do and advoid.
    It is mild but i want to get rid of it

    • ANSWER:
      Perioral dermatitis is a skin disorder characterized by tiny red papules (bumps) around the mouth. I never heard of it on the chin.

      However, Avoid using any topical steroids on your face, unless specifically directed by your dermatologist.

      Avoid sodium hydroxide, propylene glycol and sodium lauryl sulfate found in many soaps, toothpastes, shampoos, etc. These are a major factor in worsening eczema for a lot of people. The use of natural products will help but you should still read the labels as they will sometimes have these chemicals as well. Also, avoid using perfumes, deodorants and cosmetics that are not natural. The chemicals in these also trigger a reaction.

      Use natural laundry products that are free of dyes and perfumes and avoid fabric softeners. Vinegar is a natural fabric softener. Use 1/2 cup in the wash cycle. (But don't use bleach at the same time—mixing vinegar and bleach may create toxic fumes.) Absolutely don't use dryer sheets.

      People with allergies, asthma, eczema and other immune disorders usually have a weakened immune system. Beef it up with Echinacea capsules, L-Lysine tablets, Vit. C [along with daily vitamins] and Red Clover tablets which are blood purifiers.

      And keep the colon cleansed. Eat fiberous foods, Greens and Green Leaf Lettuce. Metamucil or Citrucel daily.

      Apple Cider Vinegar -- Take one to two tablespoons of apple cider vinegar and honey (if sugar isn't a problem) in a glass full of water three times a day. Use raw honey if possible. You can also apply it to your skin several times daily by mixing 1 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar into half a cup of water. If you want, you can put the mixture into a spray bottle and just spray it on your skin. There is usually a potassium deficiency in people suffering from eczema and apple cider vinegar has some potassium as well.

      Apple cider vinegar, good natural remedy for skin allergies.

      Zinc -- Chronic inflammation can place demands on the body's zinc load that may be more than what is available. A zinc deficiency can occur and may then cause inflammatory skin conditions, such as eczema. A zinc deficiency can also impair the body's ability to heal efficiently.

      B- Comple vitamin supplement espicially Vitamin B-12eczema tends to occur in people with a vitamin B12 deficiency.

      Fish Oil -- Fish oil O mega 3 can lesson the inflammatory symptoms that are associated with allergies such as hay fever, asthma, eczema and other skin conditions such as PD. The fatty acids that are in fish oil are part of the Omega 3 group of fatty acids. They can boost the immune system and reduce inflammation in the body.Also great for the heart!

      Zinc -- Chronic inflammation can place demands on the body's zinc load that may be more than what is available. A zinc deficiency can occur and may then cause inflammatory skin conditions, such as eczema. A zinc deficiency can also impair the body's ability to heal efficiently.
      __________________________________________________________

      Topically, Your skin condition 'could' be realted possibly to a yeast infection. You could try to put a "yogurt mask" on your face once a day and within two weeks the PD should be gone due to the ACIDOPHILUS, the good flora or good bacteria in yogurt and needed in our intestines.

      I hope I was able to help you. : D

      God Bless,

      ' J '

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

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

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

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

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

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

      Quick Action Plan for Gout

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

      Herbal Aids

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

  18. QUESTION:
    Can I reach my goal weight of 185 LBS with the calories I am consuming?
    I am a male; 5'8" tall, 243 LBS, 39 years old. I have lost weight from 278 LBS to my weight now of 243 LBS. I was eating 1800 calories which brought me down to 245 LBS.
    Could I possibly keep my calories at 1700-1800 calories and eventually reach 185 LBS?

    Thanks for the advice.

    • ANSWER:
      Yes, unless your diet excludes a key nutrient to weight loss such as omega 3's, zinc, a b-vitamin of some sort, etc. At which point you will eventually start burning muscle and not fat. Or the other possible scenario, although unlikely, is that as you lose weight, your metabolic needs decrease, since you're not expending as many calories day to day from lugging yourself around. If you really want to lose weight though calories should not be your focus as they can be made irrelevant.

      THE MOST important thing you can do is exercise--BOTH aerobic and weight lifting. The more muscle you have, the more calories you burn. JUST like how a powerful engine consumes a lot of gasoline. Strength training will also help you get through your day easier so that when it comes time to exercise you're not quite as tired or you simply have more energy than you would otherwise. Swimming is best, followed by running for aerobic exercises. You will want to exercise for at least 30 min a day when you finally get in shape, 40 would be best with 50 tops. Start out exercising every other day with a MAX of 30 min until you feel you can handle more, and gradually build from there. In addition, you MUST eat a healthy diet along with this. If you do not, you will simply find yourself eating more food and maintaining your current weight. There are also particular ingredients that you should completely avoid: High Fructose Corn Syrup, and Mono sodium glutamate. It would also be best to avoid anything with trans fats in it. While trans fats wont directly contribute to weight gain, the type of foods that trans fats are found in will. Finally, you MUST drink adequate amounts of water! You will find exercising difficult and may become apathetic if not well hydrated. Initially if you begin drinking water instead of soda or tea or any other dehydrating drink you will gain weight, BUT this is water weight and NOT fat, as your body is storing more water--which is heavy. And when I say drink water, I mean W A T E R, plain and simple you don't need or want anything else, not vitamin water, not Gatorade, water, it is your friend. You would do well to take a multiple b-vitamin with choline in it, as this will help spike energy levels and metabolism. You also MUST be getting adequate amounts of Omega 3’s; these are required for your body to burn fat. While not as important as taking the previous three, drinking Raw unfiltered Apple Cider vinegar will raise metabolism while providing you with all the essential amino acids. This will help with muscle production. There are many other things you can do in addition to this to help you lose weight, but I can guarantee you that if you do everything I just said, you WILL lose weight and keep it off. The problem is, sticking to this routine takes a lot of self discipline and hard work, but don't ever tell yourself you can't do it! Stick in there and watch the fat slide off like butter. One thing you must not forget, this is a LIFESTYLE change, not a diet change. Diets never work because when you get off the diet you go back to the lifestyle that had you putting on pounds in the first place. Get the required amount of sleep your body needs each night! Although expensive, barley life/green, freshly juiced beets and carrots will do wonders for your body, and help you to lose weight.

      Zinc will also help with the breakdown of protein, fat, and carbs.

      If Adrenals are stressed, losing weight may become difficult.

      Cirrhosis can lead to inability to use fat as energy due to improper liver processing of choline. Liver problems in general can also cause the same problems.

      Eat slowly.

      Get enough fiber. Fiber helps one to feel full and will help keep the body energized by helping to maintain blood glucose levels by acting as a slow release for carbohydrate digestion. Fiber will also help the body to cleanse itself of the food after it is digested, which will eliminate toxins lining the colon wall due to constipation, and ultimately also result in a feeling of more energy.

      Stay away from microwaves altogether. In fact, it would be best if you simply threw your microwave away. This is for two reasons, one is that food that is specifically intended to be microwaved is going to processed and more than likely contain at least one ingredient you want to avoid. The second reason being that microwaves are not a natural way to heat food, microwaves kill and destroy things much faster than regularly applying heat in other forms

  19. QUESTION:
    WHo has personally had intestinal worms before? What were the steps you took to get rid of them?
    I say personally because I want real life experience answers not speculation or hearsay. I would like to know how you discovered how you knew you had them, the changes it made or didnt make on your body while having them such as uncomfortable bowel movements etc. and the process of getting rid of them such as how long did it take to get rid of them once you received treatment and wat type of treatment. serious real life experiences only plz.

    • ANSWER:
      I had intestinal worms due to overconsumption of sushi. Human intestinal parasites worms infection air food water cause constipation, stomach bloating, disease health problems. Other symptoms include anemia, asthma, diarrhea, digestive disorders, fatigue, low immune system, nervousness, skin rash. Most will not face this reality or even want to think about this subject and will continue in their suffering.

      There can be over 100 different types of parasites worms living in human bodies. Some are microscopic in size while others can be seen quite easily. These common organisms can be found everywhere in our environment, in the air we breath, in the water we drink, or in the food we eat.

      Parasite is an organism that lives on or in other organisms from which it obtains nutrients to live and causes harm in the process. Its name comes from the Greek word para that means beside, and sitos, which means food.

      Most parasites require some host to complete their life cycle. Animals can also serve as the host. The parasite will vary in size from one-thousandth of one micron to whale tapeworms one hundred feet long.

      Allergies, Many allergies are caused by worm infections. Tissue becomes inflamed and reactions to foods are the result when eosinophils (white blood cells) are increased due to them. Extreme skin rashes with blisters and food allergies or sensitivities may result.

      Anemia, Worms leach nutrients from bodies causing anemia. When they are present in large numbers, they can create enough blood loss to cause anemia or iron deficiency in some people.

      Constipation, Some worms can obstruct certain organs like the colon causing constipation, liver and the bile duct.

      Diarrhea, Most of the time diarrhea is nature's way of removing toxins.

      Fatigue, Symptoms include tiredness, flue-like symptoms, apathy, depression and lack of concentration.

      Gas and Stomach Bloating, Some parasites live in the upper intestine, which can cause both gas and stomach bloating.

      Immune Dysfunction, Parasites depress the immune system by decreasing immunoglobulin.

      Nervousness, The waste products from parasites irritate the nervous system, resulting in anxiety and restlessness.

      Other Signs of Parasites in Children

      Blisters appear on the inside of the lower lip, wiping of the nose, restlessness and grinding of the teeth at night, dark circles under the eyes, hyperactive, bed wetting, headaches, sensitive to light, twitching eyelid, gum, rectum, or nose bleeding are signs they may have parasites.

      There are many natural foods, herbal cleansing products, and essential oils that one can take to rid themselves of worms. When taking herbal combinations, it is best taking them on an empty stomach. The best way to treat parasitic infection is to detoxify using good nutritional rebuilding programs that will restore balance and the immune system. Everyone infected with worms is deficient in the essential nutrients. All essential vitamin and mineral supplements are necessary.

      If parasites are the problem, it is very important to take larger doses of plant-derived nutrients due to deficiencies. Some worms suck your vitamins and minerals directly out of the blood. Others absorb your nutrients through their outer skin layer. The nutrients need replacing daily.

      High carbohydrate diet, low in protein, and high in alkaline has been found to make parasitic infections worse. Sugar should also be avoided because parasites thrive on it and it is possible you could have candida. This candida or yeast infections create an environment in the colon that equals the environment needed for them to thrive. Foods that lower pH from high alkaline conditions in the colon are apple cider vinegar and cranberry juice.

      Pumpkin seeds and onions mixed with soy milk is another remedy for worms. Herbal combinations for blood flukes are milkweed, pennyroyal and black walnut. Herbal combinations for liver flukes are cloves, goldenrod and goldenseal root. Bitter melon is effective against pinworms. Fasting on raw pineapples for three days helps with tapeworms.

      Another remedy for prevention is mixing one or two teaspoons of apple cider vinegar in one glass of water. Alternatively, you can take one tablespoon daily of 1 part apple cider vinegar, 2 parts apple juice, 1 part apple brandy.

      Constipation problems can be helped with friendly bacteria, cascara sagrada bark, chamomile tea, or elder flowers. Licorice added to herbal teas has slight laxative action.

      Liquid multi vitamin and mineral nutrients derived from plants will help clean and replace your vital nutrients. The OXY-MEGA oxygen supplement is more effective against parasites and cleaning the intestinal tract than herbs. High doses of herbs may make them retreat to the colon but to kill and eliminate the parasites you need to flush them out by colon irrigation and ozone.

      One can save money and create your own herb formulas by buying herbs in bulk, capsules, and capsule mac

  20. QUESTION:
    Can you continue taking apple cider vinegar supplements or drinking it while you are on HCG?

    • ANSWER:
      Really, here is some more you missed.
      There's the Atkins diet - eating high fats like meat. The vegan diet eating no meat.
      The raw food only diet. The cooked cabbage only diet.
      Eating one day and not eating the next. Fasting. Purging. Bulimia. Anorexia.
      The South Beach Diet. The Mediterranean diet. The Air Force diet.
      The grapefruit diet. The green tea diet. The fruit juice diet. The saltwater diet. The apple diet. The apple juice diet. The apple vinegar diet. The lemon detox diet. Cranberry juice diet. Honey diet.
      There is colon cleanses, master cleanses, diet detoxes, colon cleanse and detoxes, enemas, laxatives, diuretic, oral chelation, and fiber diets. There is the poop floats and the poop sinks diets.
      There is hundreds of diet pills that have killed dozens of people and damaged thousands of internal organs.
      And now we have the exotic miracle foods. Acai berry, maqui berry, gobi berry, moyo berry, african mango, hoodia, fruta planta.
      Then there is the meal plans. Weight Watchers, Nutrisystem, Isagenix, Herbalife, Nanci. and Nutrilite. Slimfast. Ensure. Lean Cuisine.
      Don't forget the magic elixirs. Mona Vie, Sea Sliver , Seaweed, blue algae. Liquid vitamins. Wheatgrass.
      How about Creatine, Muscle Milk, No Xplode, Miracle Whey, Black Powder, White Flood supplements.
      What about injecting crap into your body like fake HCG and other "hormones"?

      How am I doing?

      This is a billion a year industry right now and it is only going to get worse.
      We constantly hear "our bodies are all different." Our bodies are not all different!
      Every single one of us that wants to lose a pound of body fat needs to consume 3500 calories less than we burn. End of story. Over and out!
      A healthy diet and exercise work every single time! Every time.

  21. QUESTION:
    how to get rid of a migraine without medicine?
    i get really bad headaches sometimes. so bad that medicine doesnt help sometimes. what are some techniques i can use to get them to go away?

    • ANSWER:
      I been through migraines before and nothing works better than a natural cure.

      A lot of migraine medicines are just pain killers. They only help before a migraine starts to occur.

      Migraines usually occur when the person is Dehydrated, stressed, hormonal imbalances: Candida: food allergies: parasites: heavy metal toxicity, and allergies.

      When I turned 18, I began experiencing painful headaches that lasted a week or two.

      I bought a book full of natural cures. It had pages full of remedies that would cure common diseases such as migraines, allergies, herpes, diabetes, etc.
      The books title is called Natural Cures “They” Don’t want you to know about.

      The cure that I found for migraines is Apple Cider Vinegar. (There is also Dr. Coldwell's stress reducing techniques; acupuncture; alphabiotics; cranial sacral therapy; chiropractic adjustments). If you are serious of getting rid of your migraines, you must eliminate artificial sweeteners and do all the cleanses (colon cleanse; liver/gallbladder cleanse, heavy metal cleanse, parasite cleanse, Candida cleanse). Apple Cider Vinegar is available in any grocery store.

      One day, I slowly felt a migraine ready to cause me pain. I quickly ran to the kitchen and filled a glass of water and mix it with 1 Tablespoon (15ml) and 1Teaspoon (5ml). I drank it and within an hour and a half, my migraine was gone.

      Instructions:
      Since Apple Cider Vinegar is 5 percent acidic. I used two methods of indulging the acidic product.

      Eat it with a salad and 1 Tablespoon (15ml) and 1Teaspoon (5ml) of Apple Cider Vinegar
      Or
      A 3/4 glass full of water and mix with 1 Tablespoon (15ml) and 1Teaspoon (5ml) of Apple Cider Vinegar.

      P.S. You can use the natural cure "while" having a migraine and it will take about an hour and a half for the pain to go away (the amount of time for the migraine to go away depends on the person). Please try it. It helped me, my parents, and my co-workers.

  22. QUESTION:
    what kind of food should i avoid when i have gout?
    they say food with high purine etc.,should be avoided,but what exactly are those foods? i always ended up with oatmeal but i feel weeker,are eggs a no-no? please help,i cant hardly walk.

    • ANSWER:
      HI JOy

      Here are some ideas to heal the issue.

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

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

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

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

      Quick Action Plan for Gout

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

      Herbal Aids

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

      Best of health to you

  23. QUESTION:
    what is gout? and how is it prevented or cured? What kind of medication works for gout?
    what is best to prevent the attacks. A friend of mine is in constant pain from this.

    • ANSWER:
      Hi BunjiBear

      Here is how to heal the issue with your friend.

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

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

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

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

      Quick Action Plan for Gout

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

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

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

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

      5. Drink plenty of pure water, because it keeps urine diluted and promotes the excretion of uric acid. At least a gallon a day.

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

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

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

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

      Herbal Aids

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

      Best of health to you

  24. QUESTION:
    Looking for an alternative remedy for Acid Reflux?
    My four year old suffers from a horrible case of Acid Reflux which actually causes him to develop pneumonia, as he is aspirating fluids into his lungs. Can anybody recommend an alternative remedy (herbal preferably) to the Zantac that his pediatrician has prescribed?

    • ANSWER:
      Hi RedLakeDog

      Here is a long term action plan and #6 has the quick fix.

      Causes of Heartburn
      The most common causes of heartburn are overeating, and eating meals that are predominantly acid-forming and abundant in unhealthy fats, spices, and commercially processed foods. Heartburn can also be caused by low levels of hydrochloric acid (HCl), deficiencies in the body’s production of enzymes, poor adrenal and/or spleen function, and/or diminished liver function due to toxicity. Hiatal hernia, stress, or smoking, can cause heartburn, as well.

      In addition, food allergies lead to poor digestion which can also contribute to heartburn, as can combining too many different types of foods at the same meal. Heartburn can be brought on by drinking excess fluids during mealtime, eating too fast, or eating in a stressed environment. Heartburn can also be connected to constipation, similar to a backed up septic system. In this case, the body can have a difficult time digesting and processing the food coming in, if the previous meal is not going down and being eliminated properly.

      Quick Action Plan for Preventing and Treating Heartburn (Acid Reflux of GERD)
      .

      1. Conventional physicians recommend over-the-counter antacid medications for heartburn. Although these drugs can provide temporary relief, long-term use may be harmful, as they reduce the amount of stomach acids necessary for proper digestion and assimilation of food.

      2. Screen for food allergies, which contribute to poor digestion, thus leading to heartburn. Avoid the following: foods you are allergic to, eating too many different types of foods at the same meal, drinking excess fluids during the meal, wolfing down food, or eating under stress.

      3. Avoid overeating, do not eat acid forming foods, commercially-processed foods, overly spicy foods, refined sugars and carbohydrates, hydrogenated fats or oils, coffee, chocolate, sodas, excess alcohol, orange and grapefruit juice, tomato products, pasteurized milk or dairy products, and foods containing peppermint and spearmint.

      4. Eat an organic whole foods diet, full of organic fresh green vegetables and green vegetable juices, especially freshly-made cucumber juice, which can provide instant relief. Free-range organic meats and poultry, and wild-caught fish are recommended. Drink plenty of pure, filtered water throughout the day.

      5. Avoid overeating and eating meals late in the evening, and allow at least three hours between meals, unless blood sugar problems are an issue.

      6. For quick relief from heartburn symptoms, eat apples, raw cucumbers (peeled), brown rice, and walnuts. Try sipping a glass of pure, filtered water with a couple of teaspoons of raw, organic apple cider vinegar, or baking soda, which can quickly neutralize heartburn attacks.

      7. Useful herbs for heartburn include agrimony, aloe vera, angelica, fennel, garlic, gentian, goldenseal, licorice root, marshmallow root, parsley, and slippery elm. The tea, or essential oil of cardamom, relieves symptoms for many.

      8. Homeopathy remedies that help are Arsenicum album, Nux vomica, and Sulfur.

      9. If you smoke, stop, and begin an exercise program as soon as possible.

      10. Take digestive enzymes with every meal, along with calcium carbonate, 600 mg in liquid or chewable form every two to three hours until symptoms subside. Take Probiotics such as acidophilus and Bifidobacteria according to directions.

      11. Stress reduction techniques such as biofeedback, hypnotherapy, and relaxation exercises, along with meditation, can be highly effective.

      12. Do a colon cleanse to help remove excess waste and toxins in the blood. This will help filter in new blood cells to heal the issue.

      Best of health to you

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  26. QUESTION:
    If any one suggest where is best Hormone Therapy in Fremont in us?
    if any one give their valuable suggestions for best hormone therapy in fremont...i loss my energy levels and overall vitality by loosing hormones.

    • ANSWER:
      You are much better off trying to cure the underlying problem of lost vitality. Possible causes: overweight, constipation, disease and the list goes on. I would suggest starting with a basic colon cleanse to prepare yourself for a fast (if you are overweight). The colon cleanses that I have tried that you consume don't work good. Some contain clay (bentonite) which is utterly stupid. The best cleanse is the coffee enema preceded by a clean water enema. Do this daily for 3 weeks before attempting a fast. I just fasted for 3 days and then resumed small meals for a couple of days before repeating the fast. I felt more energy than I have had in years and lost 10 pounds. Other health issues can be addressed by taking 2 T. Braggs apple cider vinegar and honey in water, once or twice a day. Also take food grade hydrogen peroxide diluted with apple juice. Start with 6 drops a day (3 morning, 3 night) and increase from there as you see fit. Don't exceed 15 or 20. If you take care of your health, drastic steps like hormone replacement would not be necessary.

  27. QUESTION:
    It's been 3 days and still no bowel movement, HELP I am desperate?
    I am taking herbal fiber pills, I have eaten mangos, bananas, apples, prunes, oranges... I have even tried magnesium citrate and still nothing! I am desperate for some relief!! I am SUPER bloated, and it's very uncomfortable! Please help?!
    Don't have health insurance.

    • ANSWER:
      Go to the Doctor first. Drink a lot of water through the day. Then there is a Colon Cleanse you can get from a health food store. Also Organic Apple Cider Vinegar will help give you enzymes your stomach needs and it also has good bacteria in it that will help digest food and give you some relief.

  28. QUESTION:
    What is the weight loss cure that they don't want you to know about?
    The one that Keven Trudu speaks of. Has anyone read the book?
    Tell me and I want have to get the book.

    Thanx

    • ANSWER:
      I just recently bought both of Trudeau's books. In them he gives the following weight loss secrets:

      1. Eat breakfast - include meats (unprocessed organic beef, lamb, chicken); fish (wild salmon, sardines, tuna); fresh, organic fruits (grapefruit, apple, pear, strawberry, blueberry, plum, peaches, apricots)
      2. Eat foods that give you a high metabolism; i.e. organic and unprocessed.

      He also says that most fat people have a low metabolism (underactive thyroid, poorly functioning pancreas, clogged and sluggish liver, and digestive system); eat when they are not hungr; have a large appetite; hormonal imbalances; eat larger portions than thin people; consume more diet food; are highly toxic; eat before bed; are affected by growth hormone in meat and dairy products; and, see themselves as fat.

      He says the dirty little secret the food industry doesn't want you to know is that they run on the profit motive and benefit by you eating more and making foods cheaper including genetic engineering and spraying chemical poisons on foods so crops aren't damaged by disease, bugs, etc. And, that they lobby against the national campaign to "eat less, exercise more".

      To turn your body into a fat burning furnace and bring weight to its natural state he lists 32 steps.
      1. Drink a glass of water immediately upon arising
      2. Eat a big breakfast
      3. Drink eight glasses of distilled water each day
      4. Walk for at least one hour, non-stop, each day
      5. Do not eat after 6:00pm
      6. Do a candida cleanse
      7. Do a colon cleanse
      8. Consume 100% virgin and unrefined coconut oil
      9. Use infrared saunas
      10. Eat organic grapefruits all day
      11. Absolutely no aspartame or any artificial sweeteners
      12. Absolutely no MSG
      13. Take digestive enzymes
      14. Absolutely no diet sodas or diet food
      15. No fast food or chain restaurants
      16. No high fructose corn syrup
      17. No white sugar or white flour
      18. Eat organic apples all day
      19. Eat only organic meat, poultry and fish
      20. Limit dairy products
      21. Do a liver cleanse
      22. Eat a big huge salad at lunch and dinner
      23. Rebound (mini-trampoline)
      24. Add hot peppers
      25. Use organic apple cider vinegar
      26. Breathe, oxygen burns fat
      27. Wear magnetic finger rings
      28. Get 15 colonics in 30 days
      29. Add muscle
      30. Fast
      31. Cheat whenever you want...don't deprive yourself
      32. Reduce or eliminate the uncontrollable urge to eat when you are not hungry

  29. QUESTION:
    Kinda gross but how would a human know if they had worms?

    it suggested this category and i didnt know what else to put it in! and as far as i knew they were caught thru animals

    • ANSWER:
      Parasite Signs, Adults, Children
      Allergies, Many allergies are caused by worm infections. Tissue becomes inflamed and reactions to foods are the result when eosinophils (white blood cells) are increased due to them. Extreme skin rashes with blisters and food allergies or sensitivities may result.

      Anemia, Worms leach nutrients from bodies causing anemia. When they are present in large numbers, they can create enough blood loss to cause anemia or iron deficiency in some people.

      Constipation, Some worms can obstruct certain organs like the colon causing constipation, liver and the bile duct.

      Diarrhea, Most of the time diarrhea is nature's way of removing toxins.

      Fatigue, Symptoms include tiredness, flue-like symptoms, apathy, depression and lack of concentration.

      Gas and Stomach Bloating, Some parasites live in the upper intestine, which can cause both gas and stomach bloating.

      Immune Dysfunction, Parasites depress the immune system by decreasing immunoglobulin.

      Nervousness, The waste products from parasites irritate the nervous system, resulting in anxiety and restlessness.

      Other Signs of Parasites in Children

      Blisters appear on the inside of the lower lip, wiping of the nose, restlessness and grinding of the teeth at night, dark circles under the eyes, hyperactive, bed wetting, headaches, sensitive to light, twitching eyelid, gum, rectum, or nose bleeding are signs they may have parasites.

      There are many natural foods, herbal cleansing products, and essential oils that one can take to rid themselves of worms. When taking herbal combinations, it is best taking them on an empty stomach. The best way to treat parasitic infection is to detoxify using good nutritional rebuilding programs that will restore balance and the immune system. Everyone infected with worms is deficient in the essential nutrients. All essential vitamin and mineral supplements are necessary.

      If parasites are the problem, it is very important to take larger doses of plant-derived nutrients due to deficiencies. Some worms suck your vitamins and minerals directly out of the blood. Others absorb your nutrients through their outer skin layer. The nutrients need replacing daily.

      High carbohydrate diet, low in protein, and high in alkaline has been found to make parasitic infections worse. Sugar should also be avoided because parasites thrive on it and it is possible you could have candida. This candida or yeast infections create an environment in the colon that equals the environment needed for them to thrive. Foods that lower pH from high alkaline conditions in the colon are apple cider vinegar and cranberry juice.

      Pumpkin seeds and onions mixed with soy milk is another remedy for worms. Herbal combinations for blood flukes are milkweed, pennyroyal and black walnut. Herbal combinations for liver flukes are cloves, goldenrod and goldenseal root. Bitter melon is effective against pinworms. Fasting on raw pineapples for three days helps with tapeworms.

      Another remedy for prevention is mixing one or two teaspoons of apple cider vinegar in one glass of water. Alternatively, you can take one tablespoon daily of 1 part apple cider vinegar, 2 parts apple juice, 1 part apple brandy.

      Constipation problems can be helped with friendly bacteria, cascara sagrada bark, chamomile tea, or elder flowers. Licorice added to herbal teas has slight laxative action.

      Liquid multi vitamin and mineral nutrients derived from plants like those found in Tropical Sunrise will help clean and replace your vital nutrients. The OXY-MEGA oxygen supplement is more effective against parasites and cleaning the intestinal tract than herbs. High doses of herbs may make them retreat to the colon but to kill and eliminate the parasites you need to flush them out by colon irrigation and ozone.

      One can save money and create your own herb formulas by buying herbs in bulk, capsules, and capsule machine for filling the capsules. Mix the herbs equally and purchase high quality only. The book, The Breath of Life contains most all the herbs with anti-parasitic properties and the herbal combinations for mixing.

  30. QUESTION:
    Is there anything I can take to cleanse out my body?
    I feel really bloated or flabby. Is there anything I can take to cleanse out my body? I know there are things you can buy at the store to cleanse out your colon. Im not talking about that. And do those things even work? But is there anything I can do to kind of cleanse out?
    thanks for helping me!! :)

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

  31. QUESTION:
    What is the colon cleansing diet?
    Ok so im starting the diet today. I hear models do it, people who want to lose weight, and people who just want to cleanse their colons. So can any one help me out with what it really is, and how to do it like a pro, and im doing it for 6 days. maybe more

    • ANSWER:
      Acai Berries are just another fruit. They have no proven medical benefits whatsoever. Pomegranates, Concord grapes, blueberries, and red wine all have far more antioxidants. They will NOT help you lose any significant amount of fat.

      Apple cider vinegar is just a very healthy food additive. The only conclusive evidence of any medical benefit from it is that it has minor benefits to those with diabetes. It will NOT help you lose any significant amount of fat.

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

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

  32. QUESTION:
    Has anyone ever tried to fast and cleanse?
    If so..... what regimen did you follow and how did that work out for you?

    • ANSWER:
      Yes.
      Bragg has a great book.
      I've done brown rice fasts.
      Miso soup fasts
      Juice fasts
      Vegetable fasts
      Apple cider vinegar and honey fasts
      Elimination diets
      Candida diet

      -- to avoid flu symptoms, sweat in sauna or 30 min in bath daily, and get exercise at least 10-40 minutes daily.
      -- yoga is nice
      -- keep bowels moving with enemas, colon hydrotherapy, or laxative herbs like aloe vera or dr. christopher's intestinal formulas 1 or 2.
      -- tons of water.

      You can do 1 day or weekend fasts which are best ways to start.
      The longest I did was 3-4 weeks.
      2 weeks is ideal and slowly start reintroducing food groups every few days. Remember it takes 2x as long to break a fast as to begin one.
      The 4 week one, I was very weak.
      According to Chinese medicine, it's dangerous to do extended ones. Food is so powerful, try doing some short term tapas (sanskrit).

  33. QUESTION:
    Does anyone know if apple cider vinegar helps with Irritable Bowel Syndrome?

    • ANSWER:
      I tried yogurt to cure my IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome) and it did not help me at all. As said above it depends on what kind of IBS you suffer from. Maybe you need probiotics or detox your body. Just read this website for more help.

      I hope this helps it helped me.

      http://priornex.com/ultimate_colon_cleanse_review.html

  34. QUESTION:
    Have you used alternative medicine to treat acid reflux successfully ?
    I'm on Protonix now and the side effects are killing me.

    • ANSWER:
      Hi Bronco Billy

      Here are some ideas to heal your condition. Be sure to do a colon and liver cleanse to clean out the toxins in the blood.

      Causes of Heartburn/Gerd/or Acidois

      The most common causes of heartburn are overeating, and eating meals that are predominantly acid-forming and abundant in unhealthy fats, spices, and commercially processed foods. Heartburn can also be caused by low levels of hydrochloric acid (HCl), deficiencies in the body’s production of enzymes, poor adrenal and/or spleen function, and/or diminished liver function due to toxicity. Hiatal hernia, stress, or smoking, can cause heartburn, as well.

      In addition, food allergies lead to poor digestion which can also contribute to heartburn, as can combining too many different types of foods at the same meal. Heartburn can be brought on by drinking excess fluids during mealtime, eating too fast, or eating in a stressed environment. Heartburn can also be connected to constipation, similar to a backed up septic system. In this case, the body can have a difficult time digesting and processing the food coming in, if the previous meal is not going down and being eliminated properly.

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

      Natural Cures

      Aromatherapy: The essential oil of cardamon can relieve heartburn symptoms.

      Diet: Avoid all commercially processed foods, spicy foods, sugars, refined carbohydrates, unhealthy fats, coffee and other caffeine products, chocolate, sodas, commercial non-herbal teas, alcohol, orange and grapefruit juice, tomato products, milk and dairy products, and foods containing peppermint and spearmint. Also have yourself screened for potential food allergies and sensitivities and avoid those foods for which you test positive.

      Emphasize a diet rich in organic whole foods, especially organic fresh green vegetables and green vegetable drinks. Free-range organic meats and poultry, and wild-caught fish are also recommended. In addition, be sure to drink plenty of pure filtered water throughout the day.

      Avoid overeating and eating meals late in the evening. As a general rule of thumb, in order to prevent and reverse heartburn symptoms, eat meals that are predominantly alkalizing in nature, especially green vegetables. (For more information about how to eat alkalizing foods, see pH.) Meals should ideally consist of generous portions of fresh leafy green salads, bare or lightly dressed, with an equally generous portion of lightly steamed vegetables and a fist sized portion of steamed, baked, broiled or carefully grilled protein. Organically produced foods, and carefully chosen oils, such as raw virgin coconut butter/oil, extra virgin olive oil and high lignan flax seed oil are your safest options. Avoid all fried foods, and all hydrogenated fats and oils. Choose raw, rather than roasted nuts and seeds, both in whole and butter form. Raw almond butter is a better option than peanut butter, and is a great snack when spread on apple slices.

      Minimize your intake of both coffee and black tea, as well as alcoholic beverages. This is essential if heartburn is an issue.

      Foods that can often quickly resolve heartburn problems are apples, raw cucumbers (peeled), brown rice, and walnuts. Sipping a glass of pure, filtered water with a couple of teaspoons of raw organic apple cider vinegar or baking soda (one teaspoon to eight ounces of water) can also quickly neutralize heartburn attacks.

      Herbal Medicine: Useful herbs for heartburn include agrimony, aloe vera, angelica, fennel, garlic, gentian, goldenseal, licorice root, marshmallow root, parsley, and slippery elm.

      Homeopathy:
      Arsenicum album – for heartburn accompanied by anxiety, chills and thirst, abdominal cramping
      Nux vomica – for heartburn caused by fats or sour foods and/or accompanied by feelings of irritability
      Sulfur – for heartburn caused by overeating and/or accompanied by burping, late morning hunger, or early morning diarrhea.

      Juice Therapy: Fresh squeezed cucumber juice can often quickly resolve heartburn symptoms.

      Lifestyle: If you smoke, stop, and also avoid exposure to secondhand cigarette smoke. In addition, learn how to effectively cope with and manage stress. A regular exercise program is of the utmost importance as is a whole foods diet. Also avoid overeating and eating meals late in the evening. Allow at least 3 hours between meals, unless blood sugar problems are an issue, in which case, eating smaller frequent meals is an option.

      Nutritional Supplements: The most useful nutritional supplements for treating and preventing heartburn are digestive enzymes (taken with every meal) and calcium carbonate (take 600 mg in liquid or chewable form every two to three hours until symptoms subside).

      Probiotics such as acidophilus and Bifidobacteria, can also be helpful, as can fructo-oligosaccharides (FOS) and soil-based organisms. FOS is an all-natural carbohydrate microorganism that has been shown by researchers to serve as a fertilizing agent that enables Bifidobacteria to thrive in the large intestine, where it helps to protect against harmful bacteria.

      Soil-based organisms are beneficial microbes found in soil. Taken as a supplement, they go to work to detoxify the gastrointestinal tract while eliminating fungi, molds, parasites, viruses, and yeasts. They also help to improve absorption of nutrients and boost both immune and overall cell function, including the production of RNA and DNA. In addition, they act as natural antioxidants.

      Stress Reduction: Stress reduction techniques are often helpful in relieving heartburn caused or exacerbated by stress and unresolved emotions, such as anger, anxiety, depression, and irritability. Holistic health practitioners help their patients accomplish stress reduction through the use of various mind/body medicine techniques, such as biofeedback, hypnotherapy, and relaxation exercises.

      Alternative Professional Care
      The following therapies can also help to prevent and relieve heartburn: Acupressure, Acupuncture, Ayurveda, Biofeedback Training and Neurotherapy, Detoxification Therapy, Environmental Medicine, Enzyme Therapy, Flower Essences, Mind/Body Medicine, Naturopathic Medicine, Traditional Chinese Medicine, and Yoga

      Best of health to you

  35. QUESTION:
    What is a good way to detox?
    Detox in a diet context, not from any drugs or something.

    I'm thinking 2 days straight of just water and apple cider vinegar.

    Is this okay, or does my body require more time to "flush"?

    • ANSWER:
      A healthy detox diet can have a very positive impact on your health, but if you’ve never done a body detox before, you should learn how to detox your body safely and healthily before you begin any kind of liver detox or other detox diets.

      Detox is short for detoxification and invovles the removing of toxic substances from your body via the bloodstream. The human body has a natural detox function through the liver, kidneys and lower gastrointestinal tract. Before learning how to detox your body naturally, you need to understand the basics of how your body cleanses itself: The liver attempts to keep the body clean as it denies other toxins from entering the blood stream, however, over time, this body detox process is exposed to so many toxins that this natural fight mechanism can wear down – so learning how to detox your body can bring substantial benefits to your health and well being.

      We are constantly exposed to thousands of toxins and chemicals on a daily basis at our work locations, in our homes, through the air that we breathe or our food and water supply. In addition, our diets include more processed foods, sugars and non-healthy fats than ever before. These factors plus other contributors like illness, disease, alcohol, tobacco, illegal/pharmaceutical drugs, even over-eating, can cause your natural body detox process to struggle or become sluggish. This is where doing a liver detox with a healthy detox diet comes into it’s own.

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

      Learning how to detox is most often achieved through means like the modification of diet, the use of herbs or teas and more radical methods like colon hydrotherapy, body cleansing juice fasting and sweat lodges. These methods are said to jump start the body’s natural detoxification process. In certain cases artificial detox techniques such as dialysis may have to be implemented.

      The word detox is also used to describe the initial detoxification step in any drug or alcohol abuse rehabilitation program. Drug detox is the first step in the journey to abstinence and a drug-free life. The process must always be done under medical supervision and care since the patient will likely battle withdrawal symptoms while abstaining from whatever substance they are dependent on. Through learning how to detox your body and abstinence the body is cleansed from the toxins brought on from abusing their bodies. There should be a greater chance of the patient staying clean if counseling and other rehabilitation efforts are continued following detoxification.

      More people are aware of detoxification procedures in today’s world due to modern medicine’s link between colon health and overall health. There is a belief that many common complaints like fatigue, gas, bloating, constipation, headaches, indigestion and weight gain are due in large part to a build up of toxin-filled fecal matter that builds in the colon over time.

  36. QUESTION:
    How do you get rid of dandruff naturally?

    • ANSWER:
      Hi Sara

      Look closely at the causes of dandruff below. The blood has toxins and you need to do some cleanses (colon and liver). This will assist your internal organs to rid of the toxins and clear up your blood.

      Cause
      It is frequently due to digestive disturbances, and is highly related to the general health of the entire body.

      The most common cause of dandruff is seborrheic dermatitis, a mild scalp inflammation with excessive fatty secretions that usually starts as dry or greasy scaling of the skin, but may progress to yellow-red scaling bumps along the hairline, behind the ears, in the ear canals, on the eyebrows, on the bridge of the nose, in the folds around the nose, or on the breastbone. Don`t pick or your scratch scalp, as this will only exacerbate your condition.

      When infants get dandruff, it is called cradle cap, which is a yeast problem. Many skin experts in Europe consider dandruff in adults to also be a yeast problem. In other words, dandruff is often an external symptom of an internal problem. Therefore, dandruff treatments can be similar to those for treating candidiasis.

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

      Natural Cures for Dandruff
      Aromatherapy: Patchouli, rosemary, and/or tea tree oil can be massaged into the scalp.

      Diet: Increase raw foods as part of an overall organic, whole foods diet. Also eat more salads and green vegetables, avoid fried foods, and significantly reduce your intake of fats, sugar, dairy products, chocolate, seafood, and nuts.

      Flower Essences: Crab Apple can help with feelings of poor self-image due to dandruff.

      Herbs: Rinse your hair and scalp with a strong infusion of nettle, sage, and rosemary, and drink a cup of nettle tea and take evening primrose oil (three capsules) daily.

      Homeopathy: Arsen alb., Graphites, Lycopodium, Thuja, Sepia, Sulfur, and Cantharis are useful homeopathic remedies for dandruff.

      Hydrotherapy: Hydrotherapy is the application of water, ice, steam and hot and cold temperatures to maintain and restore health. Treatments include full body immersion, steam baths, saunas, sitz baths, colonic irrigation and the application of hot and/or cold compresses. Hydrotherapy is effective for treating a wide range of conditions and can easily be used in the home as part of a self-care program. Many Naturopathic Physicians, Physical Therapists and Day Spas use Hydrotherapy as part of treatment.

      *Purified water is essential for any hydrotherapy treatment.

      Nutritional Supplementation:
      The following nutrients are all useful for helping to prevent and reverse dandruff: vitamin B6, vitamin A, vitamin B complex, essential fatty acids (particularly omega-6), vitamin C, vitamin E, beta carotene, and zinc. Kelp tablets can also help.

      Topical Treatment: Soak your hair in a warm apple cider vinegar solution, the wrap your head in a towel. After one hour, wash your hair. In addition, you can apply vitamin E oil to your scalp each night for three weeks. Tea tree oil shampoo is also recommended.

      Alternative Professional Care
      If your symptoms persist despite the above measures, seek the help of a qualified health professional. The following professional care therapies have all been shown to be useful for treating and relieving the symptoms of dandruff: Detoxification Therapy, Environmental Medicine, Natural Hormone Replacement Therapy, Naturopathic Medicine, Oxygen Therapy

      Best of health to you

  37. QUESTION:
    What Do you think of alternative medicine?
    Eastern medicine- do you think it's quack or effective? Why?
    I'm just curious.
    (eastern medicine- acupuncture/pressure, herbs, TCM, qi gong... etc)

    • ANSWER:
      Effective! Things in nature are there and available for a reason!!! I have been dealing with health problems my entire life....chronic constipation (even though have a clean, natural diet that's high in fiber for the most part), severe back pain and tension headaches, severe depression and anxiety, acne-prone skin, painful heartburn/acid reflux, mood swings, etc. I have gone to countless doctors, had countless procedures done, and have been told over and over that there's nothing wrong, here's this prescription, have a nice day! Prescription drugs lessened the heartburn but made me sooo constipated and depressed. I finally decided one day to seek out alternative routes. I started by doing colon cleansing and had amazine results. No more heartburn, sking cleared up and is beautiful, depression went away...has given me a great outlook on life. Prescriptions will eventually suppress your liver's ability to function and your systems will eventually get backed up and become acidic. You're not curing the problem, you're only covering up the symptoms. I now get colonics, take traditional Chinese medicine (which actually has scientificly-tested studies, not just testimonials) for pain and to help fight off Candida (yeast), do oral chelation for heavy metal detox, do a lemon juice and maple syrup fast a few times a month for just a day or two, go to the chiroprator and get energy healings, practice Yoga, and follow many Ayervedic (Indian medicine) practices as well....cold showers, hydrogen peroxide therapy...as well as good 'ole Western folk medicine such as Apple Cider Vinegar and blackstrap molasses remedies.

      Doctors will tell you it's quackery because it hurts their business. The FDA and Big Pharma will definitely tell you it's quackery and dangerous because they can't patent something natural nor make any money off of it. If it's not mainstream or FDA approved, that doesn't mean it doesn't work. It simply means it's natural, probably just as effective if not moreso, and poses a huge financial threat to their industries. There are many natural ways to fight cancer, for example, but they will never be tested by the FDA because the Pharmacies make trillions of dollars from chemotherapy and radiation alone. If we find a natural cure for AIDS (remedies already exist). then the pharmacies lose out on billions of dollars from drugs being given to the patients. Do you see where this is headed? The FDA says that only a drug can cure or prevent a disease and that natural cures can be dangerous....if this is so then why do more people in this country now die from prescription drugs and medical malpractice than heart disease???

      Visit www.earthclinic.com and read up on lot of different alternative/natural medicines and cures. Hope that helps!

      And yes, I've been called an idiot, stupid, ridiculous...etc. You name it! But I am the one who feels great because of natural medicine while everyone else keeps catching colds, getting the flu, getting cancer. etc. And you must find what's right for you...obviously our body types are different and we react to things diffrently. Good luck!

  38. QUESTION:
    what is good for someone to clean out their body without pills?

    • ANSWER:
      Lots of water

      Swallow 2 tablespoons of raw, unfiltered organic apple cider vinegar each day (not on an empty stomach) and chase it down with a glass of water. It helps clean your insides and revs up your metabolism.

      Lemon and Grapefruit juice cleans your liver.

      Pure, unsweetened Cranberry Juice for your kidneys and uninary tract.

      Raw, organic fruits, vegetables & leafy greens and fiber rich foods to cleanse the colon.

      Avoid processed foods. Yucky!

      Hope this helps :-)

  39. QUESTION:
    has anyone ever tried acai berry detox and colon cleanse 3000?
    i just want to know if you've tried it,if it worked for you,and what it did for you

    • ANSWER:
      My friend drinks acai berry and apple cider vinegar she swears by it.

  40. QUESTION:
    How do you know if you have an intestinal parasite?

    • ANSWER:
      Allergies, Many allergies are caused by worm infections. Tissue becomes inflamed and reactions to foods are the result when eosinophils (white blood cells) are increased due to them. Extreme skin rashes with blisters and food allergies or sensitivities may result.

      Anemia, Worms leach nutrients from bodies causing anemia. When they are present in large numbers, they can create enough blood loss to cause anemia or iron deficiency in some people.

      Constipation, Some worms can obstruct certain organs like the colon causing constipation, liver and the bile duct.

      Diarrhea, Most of the time diarrhea is nature's way of removing toxins.

      Fatigue, Symptoms include tiredness, flue-like symptoms, apathy, depression and lack of concentration.

      Gas and Stomach Bloating, Some parasites live in the upper intestine, which can cause both gas and stomach bloating.

      Immune Dysfunction, Parasites depress the immune system by decreasing immunoglobulin.

      Nervousness, The waste products from parasites irritate the nervous system, resulting in anxiety and restlessness.

      Other Signs of Parasites in Children

      Blisters appear on the inside of the lower lip, wiping of the nose, restlessness and grinding of the teeth at night, dark circles under the eyes, hyperactive, bed wetting, headaches, sensitive to light, twitching eyelid, gum, rectum, or nose bleeding are signs they may have parasites.

      There are many natural foods, herbal cleansing products, and essential oils that one can take to rid themselves of worms. When taking herbal combinations, it is best taking them on an empty stomach. The best way to treat parasitic infection is to detoxify using good nutritional rebuilding programs that will restore balance and the immune system. Everyone infected with worms is deficient in the essential nutrients. All essential vitamin and mineral supplements are necessary.

      If parasites are the problem, it is very important to take larger doses of plant-derived nutrients due to deficiencies. Some worms suck your vitamins and minerals directly out of the blood. Others absorb your nutrients through their outer skin layer. The nutrients need replacing daily.

      High carbohydrate diet, low in protein, and high in alkaline has been found to make parasitic infections worse. Sugar should also be avoided because parasites thrive on it and it is possible you could have candida. This candida or yeast infections create an environment in the colon that equals the environment needed for them to thrive. Foods that lower pH from high alkaline conditions in the colon are apple cider vinegar and cranberry juice.

      Pumpkin seeds and onions mixed with soy milk is another remedy for worms. Herbal combinations for blood flukes are milkweed, pennyroyal and black walnut. Herbal combinations for liver flukes are cloves, goldenrod and goldenseal root. Bitter melon is effective against pinworms. Fasting on raw pineapples for three days helps with tapeworms.

      Another remedy for prevention is mixing one or two teaspoons of apple cider vinegar in one glass of water. Alternatively, you can take one tablespoon daily of 1 part apple cider vinegar, 2 parts apple juice, 1 part apple brandy.

      Constipation problems can be helped with friendly bacteria, cascara sagrada bark, chamomile tea, or elder flowers. Licorice added to herbal teas has slight laxative action.

      Liquid multi vitamin and mineral nutrients derived from plants will help clean and replace your vital nutrients. The OXY-MEGA oxygen supplement is more effective against parasites and cleaning the intestinal tract than herbs. High doses of herbs may make them retreat to the colon but to kill and eliminate the parasites you need to flush them out by colon irrigation and ozone.

      One can save money and create your own herb formulas by buying herbs in bulk, capsules, and capsule machine for filling the capsules. Mix the herbs equally and purchase high quality only. The book, The Breath of Life contains most all the herbs with anti-parasitic properties and the herbal combinations for mixing.

  41. QUESTION:
    I irrationally just ate some taco bell, now what's the best way to...?
    ...make it pass through the digestive tract as quick as possible and not let my body absorb the unnatural? I had some apple cider vinegar after I ate and now I'm trying to drink as much distilled water as I can without feeling too bloated. Any other tips?

    • ANSWER:
      yes take some activated charcoal..this prevents most chemicals and nutrients from being absorbed and that is why it is used in hospitals for poisoning and not recommended to be taken when taking herbs, food or vitamins as it can prevent them from being absorbed.

      One can make it from charred wood..there are directions online or get it at some health food stores in capsules or powder form.

      Keep some handy in the car for next time if it is too late to get it tonight.

      It is also used for gas and upset stomach and is put in some o the colon cleanses.

  42. QUESTION:
    Secrets to losing weight unnaturally?
    I'm doing a health project for school on weight loss. I'm trying to find out certain things besides eating healthy and being active. Things like starving yourself, throwing up, detox, the apple cider vinegar, diet pills, etc.

    thank you!

    • ANSWER:
      Okay - Here we go.
      There's the Atkins diet - eating mostly high fats like meat. The vegan eating no meat.
      The raw food only diet. The cooked cabbage only diet.
      Eating one day and not eating the next. Fasting. Purging. Bulimia. Anorexia.
      The South Beach Diet. The Mediterranean diet. The Air Force diet.
      The grapefruit diet. The master cleanse (lemon detox) diet. The green tea diet.
      The fruit juice diet. The saltwater diet. The apple diet. The apple juice diet. The apple vinegar diet. The lemon diet. Cranberry juice diet. Honey diet.
      There is colon cleanses, detoxes, colon cleanse and detoxes, enemas, laxatives, diuretic, oral chelation, and fiber diets. There is the poop floats and the poop sinks diets.
      There is hundreds of diet pills that have killed dozens of people and damaged thousands of internal organs.
      And now we have the exotic miracle foods. Acai berry, maqui berry, gobi berry, moyo berry, african mango, hoodia, fruta planta.
      Then there is the meal plans. Weight Watchers, Nutrisystem, Isagenix, Herbalife, Nanci. and Nutrilite. Slimfast. Ensure. Lean Cuisine.
      Don,t forget the magic elixers. Mona Vie, Sea Sliver , sea weed, blue algae. Liquid vitamins.
      How about Creatine, Muscle Milk, No Xplode, Miracle Whey, Black Powder, White Flood supplements.
      What about injecting crap into your body like HCG and other "hormones"?

      How am I doing?

      This is a billion a year industry right now and it is only going to get worse.
      We constantly hear "our bodies are all different." Our bodies are not all different!
      Every single one of us that wants to lose a pound of body fat needs to consume 3500 calories less than we burn. End of story. Over and out!
      A healthy diet and exercise work every single time! Every time.

  43. QUESTION:
    what foods and drinks can a person eat and drink when a person has acid reflux?

    • ANSWER:
      Hi Clarence

      Here is a long term action plan and #6 has the quick fix.

      Causes of Heartburn
      The most common causes of heartburn are overeating, and eating meals that are predominantly acid-forming and abundant in unhealthy fats, spices, and commercially processed foods. Heartburn can also be caused by low levels of hydrochloric acid (HCl), deficiencies in the body’s production of enzymes, poor adrenal and/or spleen function, and/or diminished liver function due to toxicity. Hiatal hernia, stress, or smoking, can cause heartburn, as well.

      In addition, food allergies lead to poor digestion which can also contribute to heartburn, as can combining too many different types of foods at the same meal. Heartburn can be brought on by drinking excess fluids during mealtime, eating too fast, or eating in a stressed environment. Heartburn can also be connected to constipation, similar to a backed up septic system. In this case, the body can have a difficult time digesting and processing the food coming in, if the previous meal is not going down and being eliminated properly.

      Quick Action Plan for Preventing and Treating Heartburn (Acid Reflux of GERD)
      .

      1. Conventional physicians recommend over-the-counter antacid medications for heartburn. Although these drugs can provide temporary relief, long-term use may be harmful, as they reduce the amount of stomach acids necessary for proper digestion and assimilation of food.

      2. Screen for food allergies, which contribute to poor digestion, thus leading to heartburn. Avoid the following: foods you are allergic to, eating too many different types of foods at the same meal, drinking excess fluids during the meal, wolfing down food, or eating under stress.

      3. Avoid overeating, do not eat acid forming foods, commercially-processed foods, overly spicy foods, refined sugars and carbohydrates, hydrogenated fats or oils, coffee, chocolate, sodas, excess alcohol, orange and grapefruit juice, tomato products, pasteurized milk or dairy products, and foods containing peppermint and spearmint.

      4. Eat an organic whole foods diet, full of organic fresh green vegetables and green vegetable juices, especially freshly-made cucumber juice, which can provide instant relief. Free-range organic meats and poultry, and wild-caught fish are recommended. Drink plenty of pure, filtered water throughout the day.

      5. Avoid overeating and eating meals late in the evening, and allow at least three hours between meals, unless blood sugar problems are an issue.

      6. For quick relief from heartburn symptoms, eat apples, raw cucumbers (peeled), brown rice, and walnuts. Try sipping a glass of pure, filtered water with a couple of teaspoons of raw, organic apple cider vinegar, or baking soda, which can quickly neutralize heartburn attacks.

      7. Useful herbs for heartburn include agrimony, aloe vera, angelica, fennel, garlic, gentian, goldenseal, licorice root, marshmallow root, parsley, and slippery elm. The tea, or essential oil of cardamom, relieves symptoms for many.

      8. Homeopathy remedies that help are Arsenicum album, Nux vomica, and Sulfur.

      9. If you smoke, stop, and begin an exercise program as soon as possible.

      10. Take digestive enzymes with every meal, along with calcium carbonate, 600 mg in liquid or chewable form every two to three hours until symptoms subside. Take Probiotics such as acidophilus and Bifidobacteria according to directions.

      11. Stress reduction techniques such as biofeedback, hypnotherapy, and relaxation exercises, along with meditation, can be highly effective.

      12. Do a colon cleanse to help remove excess waste and toxins in the blood. This will help filter in new blood cells to heal the issue.

      Best of health to you

  44. QUESTION:
    what is the best medicine for worms in the digestive tract?

    • ANSWER:
      Eat cranberries or papayas (paw paw) frequently. Fasting on raw pineapples for three days kills tapeworm. Cranberries, papaya and fresh pineapple contain enzymes that are anti-parasitic.
      Fry 5-10 seeds of bitter melon (Karela) in a little ghee. Take 2-3 times a day.
      Use cloves with every meal. It will help kill the eggs from parasites in the intestinal tract.
      Pumpkin seeds and onions mixed with soy milk is a good remedy for worms.
      For pinworms, eat bitter melon (bitter gourd, karela).
      Drink 2 tsp of apple cider vinegar in a glass of water to prevent worms.
      Eat only raw pineapples for three days to kill tapeworms.
      The most effective treatment in the large intestine is to cleanse the colon with ozonated water and hydrogen peroxide by colonic irrigation.
      Herbal Remedy: Herbal remedies work best on an empty stomach.
      Take tincture of garlic, pomegranate or pumpkin seeds.

  45. QUESTION:
    3 pills apple cider vinegar,acai berry,and colon cleanse?
    In what order and when would you take these please i need some information or advice on when to take them?

    • ANSWER:
      Skip them altogether, they're generally a scam. Laxatives (colon clense) will help lose weight, but it's all water weight, and relying on laxatives can hurt your digestive system. Overall, I'd say save your money, skip the pills, and just stick to common sense (diet & exercise). By the way, your question is most likely going to attract alot of spam/ads posting links-- I'd definitely steer clear of those.

  46. QUESTION:
    What can I do for gout? I take Allopurinol 300mg. Doesn't work!?
    I have been taking Alloporinal for three months and I still get gout severerly in my right hand. What else can I take or do?

    • ANSWER:
      Hi Cisco

      Here is the defination and some remedies to fix the issue.

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

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

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

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

      Quick Action Plan for Gout

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

      Herbal Aids

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

      Best of health to you.

      Cheers

  47. QUESTION:
    is there a natural way to colon cleanse?

    • ANSWER:
      All you need is plenty of fiber and that means plenty of fruit and vegetables. Bread, cereals, pasta and rice also help.

      Red meat is probably the worst food there is for clogging you up and eggs don't help either.

      Liquid chlorophyll and apple cider vinegar every day are both good colon cleansers.

      Enemas are unnecessary.

  48. QUESTION:
    Why can't I lose weight?
    I am so frustrated! Why can't I lose weight? I am 19, 5'4, and 165 pounds. I really want to lose about 25 pounds in the next couple of months, but I have been dieting and exercising for the past 3 months and have not lost more than 2 pounds! Before I started dieting in January, I ate horribly and NEVER exercised. Now, I eat so much less of so much healthier food, plus I go to the gym for 2 hours 5 times a week. I don't understand what I am doing wrong, does anyone know anything I can do? I have been taking supplements (apple cider vinegar, a colon cleanse, acai), drinking a lot of water, stretching, cutting down on sugar and white foods, eating breakfast (i never used to), none of which seem to work! I have cut down on snacking as well and I just don't know what to do, I don't even want to get on the scale anymore because all of my effort is not paying off and it causes me to lose all motivation...Any ideas? Help would be SO appreciated. Thanks

    • ANSWER:
      Try the diabetic Dtour diet. Drink one glass of water before each meal. Eat several small meals throughout the day. http://dtour.prevention.com/

      Do weight bearing exercises for at least 40 minutes. Weight bearing exercise is running, jumping rope, climbing, etc. Anything that forces you to carry all or most of your weight. Make sure you don't do the same exercise two days in a row if you can help it. It's better to confuse your muscles.
      http://womenshealth.suite101.com/article.cfm/weight_bearing_exercises

      Your calorie intake should be 10 times the goal you set for your new weight. So, if you want to be 140 pounds, you need to intake no more than 1400 calories. That's the hardest part but, you can count every mile of exercise as -100 calories. http://caloriecount.about.com/cc/calories-goal.php
      It doesn't matter when you eat as long as you only eat around 1400 calories. Do the calorie count test for a more accurate calorie intake. It's free.

      Hope this helps.

      ...

  49. QUESTION:
    What is Gout, is there a cure?
    My mother has just been told she has Gout in her left leg,the doctor say's she might have to have part of her leg amputated.
    Is there a cure?

    • ANSWER:
      Hi Cooky

      Here is a POA.

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

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

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

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

      Quick Action Plan for Gout

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

      Herbal Aids

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

      Best of health to both of you

  50. QUESTION:
    I need to lose weight. Help?
    I'm aiming to drop 25 lbs in the next month. And no, I know that's extremely unhealthy, but I NEED to lose it by February 1st. After that 25 lbs is dropped, I plan to do this properly. That is, hiring a nutritionist/trainer and taking my time.

    My plan:
    - A colon cleanse
    - 1 cup of green tea or herbal tea every day
    - Fish oil supplements, daily (1200 mg)
    - I tsp. of organic apple cider vinegar diluted by 1 cup of water.
    - 64 oz. of water, daily (no other liquids aside from tea)
    - Either half a grape fruit or half a lemon, daily.

    On top of this, I'm also going to eat only complex carbs (limited) and lean white meat (also limited). For protein, I'll rely on almonds, beans, and other vegetables. I'll also snack in between meals and such on fruits and vegetables low in sugar and calories. For the next month I'll eliminate all sauces/dressings in my food.

    As for exercising, I'm going to do a combination of jogging and power walking 4x a week as well as a bit of intense cardio and strength training to switch it up (I plan to exercise 6x a week). I'm also going to forgo public transportation and walk the bridge (2227 m) to school M-F.

    Do you think this would suffice? Is there anything else I could do to help me lose weight faster? I know that what I need to accomplish isn't healthy, but it's necessary. As soon Feb 1st hits and those lbs are dropped, I do plan on doing this properly.

    Thanks in advance!
    If it helps, I'm a female, 21, 5'9'', and I weigh 270 lbs.

    • ANSWER:
      London Weight Management, 100% works with hight technology.


apple cider vinegar colon cleanse

Colon Cleanse Uk

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    where can u buy castor oil from in the uk?
    for a colon cleanse. in sri lanka, they do it every month. i bought some already from a tamil shop but it's not working :(
    to clear the colon of toxins and stuff.

    • ANSWER:
      You should be able to buy it from any chemist. Or maybe only larger ones.

      By 'colon cleanse' do you mean taking it as a laxative.

      ETA: I wonder why I get a thumbs down for giving a correct answer and asking a question?

      25 years ago I bought a bottle from Boots the chemist. I used it as a laxative in preparation for going into labour. It worked rather too well, probably because I took too much.

      Colon 'cleansing' is nonsense and I'd recommend konjac fibre as a more palatable laxative.

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

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

  3. QUESTION:
    I have ordered acai berry and colon cleanse. How do I contact this company to cancel my order?
    They are based in the UK and supplied a dodgy email address : viv3labs. The phone no. doesn't connect either. Please help. They are charging my credit card for something I am not receiving.

    • ANSWER:
      Cancel your credit card now. Right now. The "trial" scam is widespread these days. They get your credit card number and keep charging as much as they can for as long as they can. You call them and if you get through, they'll promise to stop but it's only so they can charge you more.

      Call your bank or credit card issuer and tell them you lost your credit card and the charges to the acai berry company were not authorized. Ask your bank to charge back the charges.

      If you don't cancel your card, they'll just keep charging you, forever.

  4. QUESTION:
    What is a good cleanse / detox for a beginner?
    I love to work out at a fairly high intensity, and I do a pretty good job of eating healthy. I am really interested in doing a cleanse, but I want to be able to continue to work out while I am on it. A lot of the ones I have seen suggest that you work out at a low intensity, so I was hoping some one could point me i the right direction. Thanks.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

      Good luck and good health!!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

      Good luck and good health!!

  6. QUESTION:
    Where in the US to order Colon Cleanser of the Japanese Imperial Han Tong?
    Can somebody please advise where I can obtain these cleansing pills in the US or something VERY MUCH alike? My wife needs these badly for her stomach.

    Many thanks!!

    • ANSWER:
      It's a Chinese fake-medicine which pretends to be Japanese. Those fake-medicines made in China are basically illegal in ordinary countries.
      And, Hang Tong is obviously a Chinese word. I think no one will be deceived here.
      If your wife really used these fake-medicines before, you should take her to hospital.
      These fake-medicines made in China generally includes poisonous materials or sinful things.
      For example, Chinese medicine popular in South Korea is made from dead babies.
      http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2140702/South-Korea-customs-officials-thousands-pills-filled-powdered-human-baby-flesh.html

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

      Here's what the experts have to say about cleanses.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

      Good luck and good health!!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

      Good luck and good health!!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

      Good luck and good health!!

  10. QUESTION:
    I am looking to start a diet but need a good detox (system cleansing) diet, any suggestions?

    • ANSWER:
      There is no such thing as a detox diet because you cannot detox yourself. All you can do is avoid toxins and let your body do the detoxing.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

      Good luck and good health!!

  11. QUESTION:
    My mom is doing a weird cleanse diet, can our bodies not keep themselves clean?
    She eats all this gross food that makes her poop a lot to clean out her digestive track. Do we really need to do this? I've never done it and I don't suffer from any health problems because of it.

    • ANSWER:
      It's called "detoxing" or "cleansing" and it has no benefit for a healthy person.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

      Good luck and good health!!

  12. QUESTION:
    What Is The Best Cleansing Diet?? *please help?
    I have a wedding to go to in a week, and i dont want to show up feeling unconfident. What is a great cleansing diet that will help me lose fat FAST?? And I have already tried the lemonade cleanse. Thank you.

    • ANSWER:
      Detox diets, cleanses, and supplements don't work. Cleanses for the purpose of weight loss don't work because they can only eliminate water and small amounts of waste which the body will replace very quickly.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

      Good luck and good health!!

  13. QUESTION:
    How to naturally cleanse your colon.?
    I have been feeling very sluggish lately and have bowel movements once every two days. One of my friends suggested to cleanse my bowels but I am unsure how. How do I cleanse it naturally and keep healthy?

    • ANSWER:
      You would be wise to ignore your friend's advice and consult with people who know what they're talking about...professionals. If you take care of your colon, your colon will take care of you. And, btw, if you think it's not clean, don't worry. Colons are not clean places, dude. Jeeeez!

      Your colon cleans itself naturally every second of every day. It's constantly replenishing itself, working peristaltically to move your chyme through it, dehydrating your feces, and helping you purge the waste matter. I don't know what "feeling sluggish" means in regard to defecation and defecating every two days is probably normal for you. So, I don't think you've elucidated a real problem. However, if your colon is not doing what you think it should, then either you're not thinking right or your not eating right.

      You might want to consider evaluating how much fiber is in your diet. You need both soluble and insoluble fiber and you'll get them if you're eating properly.

      Now, here are some words about cleanses.

      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!!

  14. QUESTION:
    I want to become a personal trainer and a circuit trainer in the UK. What qualifications do I need to get?
    I have no current qualifications in this area. There are so many different companies offering courses, im confused.
    Any fitness instructors out there, can u please give some advice.
    Finally, any financial aid available

    • ANSWER:
      Great post! I totally understand how you feel. I'm also trying to lose weight and I found this great product which is working for me (it's all 100% natural - a colon cleanse that was really gentle on my body. I feel so good and I lost 15 pounds). You can check the website at
      http://thin-and-free.us , I had a free trial and paid less than .00 shipping and handling. Best of luck!

  15. QUESTION:
    Has anyone tried the one week diet pills being advertised on the TV in the UK? Or the green tea?colon cleanse?
    What did u think of the one week diet pills or the green tea purity/ colon cleanse pills?
    Thanks x

    • ANSWER:
      You probably dont need my advice but let me give it anyway.

      Get yourself a good fitness routine. Stick to it and eat healthily. Pills never work in the long term.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

      Good luck and good health!!

  17. QUESTION:
    Can someone inform me a cheaper alternative to 'Maximuscle Promax Diet Bars Chocolate ' ?
    Available in shops in the uk...

    • ANSWER:
      I have tried every diet known to mankind but nothing worked as good as colon cleanse. I acknowledge they say that pills won't work, nevertheless they certainly worked for me, and they've been showcased on CBS News too. There is a free trial going on right now at http://palirs.newexercise.info , try it, why not?

  18. QUESTION:
    How too get a tan with sensitive skin?
    Okay, it's roasting out :D but I get burnt easily :( what's a good way to tan? But I have no SPF lotions in my house.. If I use olive oil and sit in sun, would I get tanned?..or any suggestions?

    • ANSWER:
      OIL actually makes you burn more. You've got sensitive skin. Pale skin don't get tanned, INSTEAD, they get skin diseases and aged even faster than those who are not pale. Even MJ, got skin disorder, and he's not even pale.

      Take the Skin Picture Quiz - Identify These Common Skin Conditions on MedicineNet.

      I've been protecting myself from the sun since age 9, but no matter, I got Discoid Lupus. Google that one. It was like someone punched my chin and it gave a purplish mark. It took 12 years for that to fade, so now I'm using a wide brim hat or umbrella for protection. Gene Simmons & Shannon both have been seen hold an umbrella during an event. They were invented before beauty products, for a reason. Google also Bullous Pemphegoid, photos, another skin disorder.

      HOW OLD DO YOU LOOK . . . REALLY?
      Blame genetics all you want, but it's really about how you've treated your skin. Dr. Michael Roizen, M.D. internist & author of the RealAge books, to quantify the effect your habits have had. The quiz is designed with a 28yrs. old in mind. Damage is cumulative, so if you're older or younger than 28, the number on the right would be slightly higher or lower.

      Take your age and add the number of years listed on the right for every 'yes' answer.
      1. Have you had more than 10 bad sunburns in your life? + 25 years
      2. Do you have red, itchy eyes from allergies: + 25 years
      3. Are you a regular smoker? + 2 years
      4. Do you live in a highly polluted city? + 25 years

      Now subtract the number of years on the right for every 'yes' answer.
      1. Do you cleanse your skin every day? - 1.5 years
      2. Do you get seven to nine hours of sleep each night - 1.5 years
      3. Do you wear sunscreen regularly? - 1 year
      4. Do you have dark brown skin tone? - 1 year
      5. Do you regularly wear moisturizer? - 1 year

      Watch Mirror, Mirror when the evil queen played by Julia Roberts wanted to look as fair as the princess played by Lily Collins. I came from a vacay in Ireland, and many of the people there working in the profession (luxury hotels and banks, etc.) have beautiful white complexion!

      This is what beautiful flawless skin looks like:
      http://www.glamourmagazine.co.uk/dos-and-donts/hairstyle-pictures-today/2012/05/15/zooey-deschanel-side-swept-chocolate-curls
      http://www.glamourmagazine.co.uk/dos-and-donts/hairstyle-pictures-today/2012/05/14/kate-middleton-red-carpet-updo

      A new study conducted by the Indiana University School of Medicine Department of Dermatology has found that tanning bed exposure can be dangerous when tanners self-diagnose skin problems and use the radiation to treat skin eruptions. The study specifically found that a tanning bed user that used the radiation to treat a mild skin rash caused by an ibuprofen allergy developed a much more severe reaction called toxic epidermal necrolysis (TEN). When left untreated, TEN can be fatal.
      Melanoma is the leading cause of death from skin disease. An estimated 76,259 new cases of skin cancer will be reported particularly among women in their 20's & 30's, and that's 6,020 more than 2011, people died from the disease, according to the National Cancer Institute. Two million people are diagnosed with skin cancer in the US each year, according to the EPA's Sun-Wise Program. That's more than breast, colon, lung and prostate cancer cases combine!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

      Good luck and good health!!

  20. QUESTION:
    what are some good detox cleanse pills?
    I want to lose weight gradually, soo do you know any good detox pills for a 16 year old?

    • ANSWER:
      There are none.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

      Good luck and good health!!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

      Good luck and good health!!

  22. QUESTION:
    Does the lemon detox actually work ?
    Does the lemon detox cleanse work? I literally found out about it less than 2 seconds ago, an im pretty entertained at the idea, so please inform me the ingredients on making the drink an if it works an how soon!

    • ANSWER:
      You can forget about it.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

      Good luck and good health!!

  23. QUESTION:
    Does the Tengda Tone Detox chinese pills work?
    I just bought them but i would love to hear the results for any ody with these pills?

    • ANSWER:
      No. They don't work at all.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

      Read my answer about supplements here --> http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index;_ylt=AmA35VDViBrL0y9rSkKcLknty6IX;_ylv=3?qid=20111001134224AANB0OV

      Read my answer about supplement scamming here --> http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index;_ylt=Aii1OzUVjBo7o550CXhmvVbty6IX;_ylv=3?qid=20111014151252AAak0J4

      Good luck and good health!!

  24. QUESTION:
    Does Jillian Michael's Detox and Cleanse work for Marijuana Smokers?
    I am wondering if this product will aid or work in cleaning out my system from marijuana or THC, I a drug test that's coming up for Costco and I am wondering if this will aid, or if you guys have any suggestions of what type of detox method I should get from a conventional pharmacy store such as Walgreens, CVS or RITE AID? Any products there that can aid me or any advice?

    • ANSWER:
      No, it's just another one of Michaels' scams. You need to educate yourself before you start spending time, money, effort, and energy on stupid commercial products that are ripoffs.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

      Good luck and good health!!

  25. QUESTION:
    How long to detox from aspartame?
    iv chewed gum excessively for 5 years and after reading up on the negative effects of aspartame (artificial sweetener) i want to stop and get it out of my system

    how long would this take?? and what can i do to speed the process up??

    • ANSWER:
      Hiya,

      I have to disagree. I did a colon cleanse and I felt great afterwards. Aspartame can have huge long term your health. It's true that the body detoxes itself, but in this day and age we are consuming so many toxins, from things we can't avoid like pollution to things we put into our bodies i.e aspartame

      That's why detoxes are really good, because of they help our bodies with the overload of toxins that sometimes we just can't avoid.

      I think if you just do a normal length detox, but on a regular basis that is safe, then continue to avoid aspartame and other artificial sweeteners you'll be fine.

      There is some great info on www.themegacoloncleanse.co.uk. That's where I found my cleanse.

  26. QUESTION:
    What is a "cleanse" and how to do one?
    I've heard it helps you lose weight. 5-10 pounds in 1-2 weeks or something? Can you explain to me how to do it and if it works?
    Thanks

    • ANSWER:
      You heard wrong. A cleanse is simply taking laxatives and purging your colon of it's contents. Whatever weight is lose is waste matter which is quickly replaced. They're are a waste of time and effort. Here's the detox/cleanse story.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

      Good luck and good health!!

  27. QUESTION:
    Are those advertised "colon cleanse" products just a gimmic?
    Can't a person just drink too much fruit juice and flush out their system? Doesn't the body do it naturally?

    • ANSWER:
      First of all drinking lots of fruit juice is going to give you diarrhea and is bad for you as the natural acid in the fruit can cause problems (as too much of a good thing!!).
      drink water instead as that will help cleanse the system.
      the body can do it itself but if it is under stress of has been ill then its going to be sluggish.
      try aloe Vera tablets or juice as that is a natural cleanser.
      go to somewhere like Holland and Barrett (if you live in the UK) and they'll be able to help you out

  28. QUESTION:
    what are the best colon cleansing kits in the uk? where can i look at prices?
    im looking for the best quality home use kits in the UK. Nothing above £300 please :)

    • ANSWER:
      Colon cleansing has no health benefits at all!

  29. QUESTION:
    Is it possible to get marijuana out my system completly if i drink Everday Detox Tea?

    • ANSWER:
      Yes it is. However, you have the exact same possibility if you don't drink the tea.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

      Good luck and good health!!

  30. QUESTION:
    Is it a good idea to detoxify the body?
    I have never done a detox, as far as I can remember. Lately I have been feeling tired and worn out and was thinking maybe I need to detox because I have heard about it benefiting your body and renuing energy. What are the best (safe) detox kits out there?

    • ANSWER:
      You can't detox. That's a huge myth.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

      Good luck and good health!!

  31. QUESTION:
    Can someone thats done the master cleanse lemonade diet give me details on the right way to do it?

    • ANSWER:
      Forget it. It will only unbalance your macronutrients, deplete resources for anabolizing important muscle and organ tissues, and generally deprive you of important nutrition your body needs. Be smart. Learn how to eat right and don't get involved with extreme dieting which does not work, only causes rebound weight gain, and can make you unhealthy.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

      Good luck and good health!!

  32. QUESTION:
    are those slimming pills on the net at the pharmacy?
    i 'd like to bye colon cleanse but not in the internet bcos i don't want to take the risk by gigiving my bank details.thanks

    • ANSWER:
      You don't say where you are from but in the UK you can buy colon clense from Holland and Barratt

      http://www.hollandandbarrett.com/pages/product_detail.asp?pid=168&prodid=315

      They sell it in powder form that you mix with water, it tastes disgusting but it works a lot better than the tablets. Make sure you drink lots of water throughout the day as well.

  33. QUESTION:
    Does anyone here use those "colon cleansers" ? Do they work? Are they healthy? How often?
    I know, when it comes to making the pit stop after the cleanser, it is quite disgusting...but does this stuff really work?

    • ANSWER:
      Kenneth is talking complete rubbish.
      A study of the living human anatomy reveals that the colon is at no time dirty or clogged. Medical professionals believe that the colon is completely self-sufficient to handle regular cleansing, without any external intervention.
      The colon is self cleansing.
      Colon cleansers give you 'holistic diarrhoea' and can cause vomiting, nausea and abdominal cramps, a dangerous loss of water and electrolytes, which can lead to dehydration and even abnormal heart rhythms. It can upset the body's own finely-tuned bacterial balance.
      Read the skeptoid link below re 'harmful toxins and they also have a great deal of solidified fecal matter built up in there'.

      Re detoxing in general...
      http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/life_and_style/health/features/article1030633.ece
      From the above link...
      “We have this wonderful thing called a liver and gastrointestinal tract which is quite long,” he (Professor Peter Pressman, a lecturer in clinical medicine at USC) says. “Between them, these two manage everything shovelled into our bodies quite well. We are not made to give the system a rest.”

  34. QUESTION:
    Can the aventurine stone really bring forth good luck?

    • ANSWER:
      There is no such things as "Magic Stones".

      Quartz doesn't open up the psychic pathways.
      Amethyst does NOT help in healing...

      Aventurine is pretty, but that is ALL it does... It looks pretty.

      "But, But, But... The hippies at the herb shop I bought it from said that "Native Americans" have used magic stones for hundreds of years and it is 'proven' to... blah blah blah blah..."

      "But, But, But... The Indians, from the continent of India, have been using magic stones in their ayurvedic 'medicine' for THOUSANDS of years! IT HAS TO WORK!"

      NONSENSE.

      Have people been claiming that "Magic Stones" can cure broken bones, depression, and increase energy across the globe for thousands of years?

      Yes.

      Does that mean it actually does anything?

      No.

      It was believed that "Depression" was caused by "The Noonday Demon" and that you must have the demon exercised from your body to "Cure" your mental illness.

      It was believed that if you take a bath more than twice a year it removed the "Healthy" layer of dirt and made you more susceptible to the "Vapors and Demons" that cause illness.

      Do you believe that mental illness is caused by Demons or that it isn't bacteria that make us sick, but "Green Vapors"?

      Don't fall for the scams... For that is all they are.

      ✖ BBC Horizon: Homeopathy: The Test
      http://www.bbc.co.uk/science/horizon/2002/homeopathy.shtml

      Google Video Search: http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=bbc%20horizon%20homeopathy&um=1&ie=UTF-8&tbo=u&tbs=vid:1&source=og&sa=N&tab=wv

      ✖ Penn & Teller: Season 1 Episode 2: "Alternative Medicine"
      http://www.sho.com/site/ptbs/episodes.do?episodeid=118358&ep=102
      A look at chiropractic medicine, reflexology, magnet therapy, and a trip to an alternative medicine fair that ends in a "sting" operation at a crowded mall.

      Google Video Search: http://www.google.com/search?q=penn+teller+alternative+medicine&hl=en&prmd=v&source=lnms&tbs=vid:1&ei=qDAyTNbEGZTlnAft3NCJBA&sa=X&oi=mode_link&ct=mode&ved=0CAsQ_AU

      ✖ Penn & Teller: Season 5 Episode 4: "De-Toxing"
      http://www.sho.com/site/ptbs/episodes.do?episodeid=127161&ep=504
      Penn & Teller expose the truth behind our supposedly toxic insides. We find out about "colonics" and those "cleansing" diets including today's diet darling, the "Neera Super Cleanse." An actual Parasitologist — a scientist who studies parasites — tells us the truth about the parasites among and within us. A visit to the world's largest inflatable walk-through colon rounds out the episode.

      ✖ Penn & Teller: Season 6 Episode 2: "New Age Medicine"
      http://www.sho.com/site/ptbs/episodes.do?episodeid=130996&ep=602
      Nobody ever gets sick in China. Okay, that would be true if Eastern Medicine were actually worth a monkey's ass. But here's the truth: sticking acupuncture needles in your feet will not cure your asthma; the Chinese practice of cupping does nothing more than leave ugly red marks on your back; and the Japanese "art" of reiki won't channel your spiritual energy for healing — it'll just channel your money into the reiki "artist's" pocket. At least Tiger Penis soup tastes delicious, even if it — like all the other Chinese herbal potions — doesn't cure a damn thing. We're taking down the charlatans who prey on the seriously ill with this unproven, unscientific, and unbelievably dumb type of "medicine."

  35. QUESTION:
    Enzyme self treatment [ Kurzyme], does it do all it is said to do?
    I have heard of this self medication treatment and its great help for human health. Has any one knowledge of its worth?

    • ANSWER:
      It's just another of the huge amount of scams out there that prey on other's health concerns, see:
      http://66.102.9.132/search?q=cache:dQStzQis3hEJ:www.ripoffreport.com/supplemental-health-programs/swiss-labs/swiss-labs-kurzyme-trial-perio-65b78.htm+kurzyme&hl=en&gl=uk&strip=1

      This is similar to the acai and colon cleanse scams, avoid unless you want to have a LOT of money scammed from your credit card!

  36. QUESTION:
    Why are people so susceptible to scams like colon cleansing and homeopathy?
    http://www.quackwatch.com/01QuackeryRelatedTopics/gastro.html
    http://www.lisabarger.com/colon_cleansing_scams.htm
    http://www.skepdic.com/homeo.html
    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/4183916.stm

    • ANSWER:
      Because people dont want to do any work, most are all lazy and think if they cleanse their colon they will somehow be healthier instead of eating well and exercising. They want a quick fix.

  37. QUESTION:
    which website is not a scam i want to try the acai berry & colon cleanse who knows if it works?
    I have been trying to lose weight for ever now but its so hard for me to get the time with taking care of my baby so if anyone knows a really good way to lose weight from any supplements or if you do know if the acai & cleanse work please let me know

    • ANSWER:
      As far as I can tell, there are no proven weight loss benefits from the acai berry, juice, or capsules.

      It does seem to be a great supplement (I take it, but don't sell the stuff!) and is full of anti oxidents, which help prevent damage to your body. But that's what you should take it for, not weight loss or fat burning.

      The acai berry itself is an amazing thing - has a lot of anti oxidents etc and is really good for you.

      But there's nothing really to suggest in scientific terms that it helps with weight loss.

      And there are a lot of scams out there, be careful where you buy it from!

      I take it, and I think I feel healthier and better. But it's not some type of magic formula, sorry.

      You can buy it in different forms - juice, capsules, etc. Or as a powder which you can add to other juices or smoothies.

      You can buy it online, but be careful. Lots of sites selling it have a "free offer" thing, but to get it you have to sign up to a programme which sends you the stuff every month and bills you huge sums of money. Personally, I wouldn't buy from a website which is a company I've never heard of, there are too many scam artists in the business. If you are looking on-line, personally I'd go for a company which sells more than just one thing, and has a range of supplements or juices, they are more likely to be in it for the long term and not ripping you off.

      You can also buy it in local health food shops, do a search for ones near you. I've bought it from Amazon, and from Holland and Barrett, which is a UK health food shop.

  38. QUESTION:
    Does colon cleanse assist in weight loss?
    If it does assist in weight loss, how?

    • ANSWER:
      Only very temporarily. The colon is the large bowel where the feces are formed into stools after the nutrients have been extracted in the small bowel. Therefor, cleaning out your colon will not effect your nutrition or prevent nutrients such as fats and carbs from entering your blood. And, what is cleaned out will be replaced very quickly...after only a few meals. So, although you may lose a few pounds temporarily, cleanses will do nothing to promote long term fat loss or a stable ideal body weight.

      Good luck and good health!!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  39. QUESTION:
    Best for cleansing colon and detox?
    I have been feeling tired and sluggish, having allergy problems, as well as skin breakouts so I am going to try to detox and get a colon cleanser. after two semesters of caffeine, fast food, no sleep, work and school, I think it would be a spectacular idea. I plan to do a raw food diet but am not sure what to do about the colon cleanser (what brands, foods, ways to do it, etc.). any kind of expertise would be greatly appreciated!

    • ANSWER:
      Sorry but 'detox' is naturopathic nonsense. The term has no meaning outside of the clinical treatment of drug addiction or poisoning. Your body naturally gets rid of unwanted substances via the liver and kidneys, you cannot improve that without medical assistance.

      Your body is not crawling with accumulated 'toxins' and even if it were - you would probably be in hospital. You certainly would not be able to remove them by 'cleansing' your colon, which is self cleaning by the way.

      From Wiki, check the resources:
      "No scientific evidence supports the alleged benefits of colon cleansing.[3] The bowel itself is not dirty and barring drugs, disease or mechanical blockage, cleans itself naturally without assistance.[4]"

      "The human body naturally removes waste material, and colon cleansing is not necessary except preparatory to a colonoscopy.[4][14] Colon cleansing may disrupt the balance between bacteria and natural chemicals in the bowel, and may interfere with the colon's ability to shed dead cells.[15]"
      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colon_cleansing

      "Many alternative medicine practitioners promote various other types of detoxification such as "diet detoxification," but there is little evidence that detox diets have any health benefits.[5] Furthermore, Sense About Science, a UK-based charitable trust determined that most commercial products' "detox" claims lack any supporting evidence and can be considered a "waste of money".[6][7]"
      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Detoxification

      All you need to do is improve your diet and lifestyle. Don't hand over money to quacks.

  40. QUESTION:
    I am interested in the nutritonal cleanse. I cannot seem to answer back to replies?
    Pleas email me on leilamagrabi@hotmail.co.uk (Rick)

    • ANSWER:
      Save your time and money, Rick. "Cleansing" is a scam that does absolutely nothing for bodyfat levels other than the water weight and msucle you will lose from strict hyper calorie deficit. The follwing week when you eat normally, your colon will refill and your weight will probably end up higher than before you started this scam garbage.

  41. QUESTION:
    I want to fast for cleansing reasons tipps?
    Im doing a 5 day water fast got any tips

    • ANSWER:
      The best tip I can offer is don't do it.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

      Good luck and good health!!

  42. QUESTION:
    where can i buy unionised sea salt in the UK (West Sussex)?
    I'm looking to buy unionised sea salt for my colon cleanse, but i don't know where i would find it? Please can anyone tell me, i would be very thankful! x =)

    • ANSWER:
      Man you Brits are unionizing everything now innit? Factory workers, government workers, and now sea salt? It's time to stop the madness!

  43. QUESTION:
    Body detoxing after holiday season?
    What's the best way to detox your body after the holiday season? Not going to lie, I have definitely been eating not so healthy foods since the beginning of December. Quite honestly my body is just not happy with all the junk I've put into it! Besides exersizing and drinking water, what do you recommend to detoxify my body?

    • ANSWER:
      You can't detox your body!!!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

      Good luck and good health!!

  44. QUESTION:
    How do detox pills work?

    • ANSWER:
      They don't work.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

      Good luck and good health!!

  45. QUESTION:
    how should i start detoxing?
    i used to eat really healthy foods and rarely ever ate junk food, the holidays just recently finished and i ate so much junk :( and binged a lot, i want to be really fit but be healthy with good skin :)

    I did it once a long time ago for 3 days, i was thinking of doing just 1 day tomorrow
    then a week later 3 days then maybe a month later for a week?

    i heard it helps with your digestive system and i've been having problems!

    can anybody give me tips please?? :)

    • ANSWER:
      You heard wrong. You can't detox so you shouldn't even try.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

      Good luck and good health!!

  46. QUESTION:
    Does the lemonade detox thing work?
    I want to loose quick weight and detox my body, i have heard about the lemonade diet thing but I wanted to hear from people before trying it

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

      Good luck and good health!!

  47. QUESTION:
    ways to detoxify your body?
    I really need to cleanse my body.
    I was going to do the master cleanse, but it doesn't seem so safe and it brought me a severe headache on day 2 so I quit.
    I've been eating unhealthy food and am even getting buttocks pimples.
    Is there a safe way to cleanse my body?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

      Good luck and good health!!

  48. QUESTION:
    Acai berries supplements and colon cleanse, help if u have tried it!!?
    i want to give it a short but i don't want to be disappointed,does it really work?

    • ANSWER:
      As far as I can tell, there are no proven weight loss benefits from the acai berry, juice, or capsules.

      It does seem to be a great supplement (I take it, but don't sell the stuff!) and is full of anti oxidents, which help prevent damage to your body. But that's what you should take it for, not weight loss or fat burning.

      The acai berry itself is an amazing thing - has a lot of anti oxidents etc and is really good for you.

      But there's nothing really to suggest in scientific terms that it helps with weight loss.

      And there are a lot of scams out there, be careful where you buy it from!

      I take it, and I think I feel healthier and better. But it's not some type of magic formula, sorry.

      You can buy it in different forms - juice, capsules, etc. Or as a powder which you can add to other juices or smoothies.

      You can buy it online, but be careful. Lots of sites selling it have a "free offer" thing, but to get it you have to sign up to a programme which sends you the stuff every month and bills you huge sums of money. Personally, I wouldn't buy from a website which is a company I've never heard of, there are too many scam artists in the business. If you are looking on-line, personally I'd go for a company which sells more than just one thing, and has a range of supplements or juices, they are more likely to be in it for the long term and not ripping you off.

      You can also buy it in local health food shops, do a search for ones near you. I've bought it from Amazon, and from Holland and Barrett, which is a UK health food shop.

  49. QUESTION:
    Colon Cleanse - Laxative Tea and Saltwater Flush. Lil' Help.?
    Where in UK can i find Laxative Tea? Does it really have to be a tea, or can i just buy it in a capsule and make sure it has the senna ingredient? I'm wanting to do the colon cleanse thing, and have the saltwater flush aswell. Speaking of saltwater, where do i find this! Tesco? Holland and Barrett? Boots? lol. Someone tell me! Please.

    • ANSWER:
      Colon Cleanses are unhealthy and definitely not safe.

      If you eat a healthy diet with plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables and grill or bake your meat, chicken, pork of fish, you colon naturally cleans itself.

      I wish you the wisdom to make the smart choices in life.

  50. QUESTION:
    i have to go to this place with my family and i dont want to because i am on a diet.?
    wich do you think is the best option and how many calories do u think it contains? they dont know im on a diet. i know none of the options are very good.
    http://www.ultimateburger.co.uk/menu.html

    • ANSWER:
      I'm trying to lose weight too and it's sooo hard. My aunt is using a weight loss product and it's really working for her (100% natural). I'm gonna try it and I recommend you try it too. It's really a colon cleanse, and it's a healthy way to detox, not like most diet pills. Check their website at
      http://www.fit-quick-thin.us , my aunt got a free trial and paid only .95 shipping and handling.


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  1. QUESTION:
    Does the acai berry weight loss powder really work?
    Does the acai berry weight loss powder really help you lose wight? Is it okay for a 16 year old to take? Pleasee answer! Thank you!

    • ANSWER:
      No. I agree with the other posters, it doesn't work. Diets in general don't work because people expect an easy way out.

      If there was an easy way we'd all be thin and beautiful. But we aren't, because going to a fast food restaurant is the easy way, instead of eating healthy foods and taking time to exercise. It's the only way, just accept the truth now instead of wasting years (and money) on diets.

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    Where can I get FREE Acai Berry weight loss pill Samples/Trials with FREE shipping in New Zealand?
    Where can I get FREE Acai Berry weight loss pill Samples/Trials with FREE shipping in New Zealand?
    I really want to try them except I am fairly broke and have tried looking on google. So do any of you kiwis know? Chur.

    • ANSWER:
      Why are you trying to find a pill for weight loss. If a pill worked wouldn't all of the world know about it and use it? Stop looking for an easy instant gratification way out of your bad eating habits. Follow the information below and you will lose weight. I promise there is no pill that is going to suck fat off you. Here is weight loss information I put together. I always recommend that you educate yourself in addition to this about proper nutrition, after all, eating is something you will do the rest of your life. It is important that you understand how your body works. Each day when you wake up your metabolism rises to its highest level of the day. Metabolism is what you need to be concerned with for weight loss. As the day goes on your metabolism drops at a rate which is specific to every individual, but we can alter this metabolic drop with diet and exercise (a secondary factor). In order to raise your metabolism you need to space your meals apart into 6 rather than 3 meals. The reason being is that when your body is digesting food it raises your metabolism because your body is burning energy. To keep this burning going on, you need to eat more often throughout the day, but have smaller portions and proper foods. The next important factor is what food you are eating, one of the most important factors in weight loss. The main foods to eat are the following; poultry(chicken or turkey), eggs, fish(all types), whey protein shakes, beans, potatoes & yams, brown rice, oatmeal, whole grains (breads, crackers), green vegetables, nuts, fruits (bananas do the most for you) and some dairy (low fat yogurt, low fat cheese). Due to the media, we have been taught to hate all carbs, but the fact is that the media is notorious for leaving out information such as the difference between a good and bad carb. Good carbs are complex carbs (whole grains, oatmeal, beans and brown rice). Bad carbs are simple sugar carbs (candy, soda, table sugar, chips, pizza dough, and the list just goes on). You NEED to eat good carbs to lose weight, they are full of dietary fiber which helps your body flush out waste. If you have trouble losing weight you do not cut out a particular food all together, you just reduce the portion size. As bodybuilders/models prepare for photo shoots they rely on diets very similar to this and just lower their portion sizes as the weeks come closer to the event. This diet is already set low so try this for at least 2 weeks before adjusting it in any way. In order to remain healthy you must get the nutrients from ALL the foods included. Here is a sample meal plan;
      Breakfast- 2-3 Eggs (2 yolks removed) , ½ cup oatmeal, 1 piece of fruit, a low fat yogurt (light and go fit)
      Snack 1- 20-25 gram Whey protein shake, 1 piece of whole grain toast with 1 tbsp peanut butter, ½ piece of fruit
      Lunch- Grilled Chicken over salad with 2 tsp low fat dressing, 1 serving vegetables other than salad
      Snack 2- 20-25 gram Whey protein shake, handful of nuts or trail mix, ½ piece of fruit
      Dinner- Meat of your choice with either a ½ potato or 1/3 cup of brown rice, 2 servings of vegetables
      Snack 3- 20-25 gram Whey protein shake, 6-10 whole grain crackers with peanut butter or thinly sliced cheese.
      It is also very important to drink at minimum 64 ounces of water a day. Water will help flush your digestive track, keep you hydrated, feeling full, and help remove toxins from your body. This is a great meal plan, but what does exercise have to do with weight loss. Well here is a simple reminder to always remember; exercise = muscle toning, nutrition/diet = weight loss/weight gain. Exercise does play a very important role in our lives, but it is not the factor to weight loss. Exercise helps us raise our metabolism, which helps us burn fat at a faster rate. However, you can exercise and not lose a pound due to poor diet. Many people argue that they can jump on a treadmill for an hour and lose 2-3 lbs, but you’re not actually losing fat weight, just water that comes out in the form of sweat; this weight is then replaced when you drink water later on. I also want to debunk one more myth that not eating will lose weight, this could not be more far from the truth. The reason is that when the body is deprived of food it goes into what is known as starvation mode, this is when the body tries to use less energy (fat) and stores it for later on because it is not receiving enough nutrients now(slows metabolism). Not eating anything or enough is just going to cause reverse effects and you may lose weight at a very slow and unhealthy rate. Once that weight does come off you will actually become very ill and likely hospitalized with an IV in your arm or in your stomach feeding you for weeks or months. Do not take this route when weight loss is so easy just by eating the right foods daily. This is a starting point to achieve the weight loss goals you have, make sure you add in some exercise to speed up results.

  3. QUESTION:
    Can I use an Acai berry supplement from Whole Foods for weight loss?
    There are many free risk trials on the internet promoting an Acai Berry weight loss supplement. I have researched the ingredients but have not found anything stating that one works better than the others. It would be less stressful for me to go the a nutrition store and buy it in person rather than to place an order online and haveing to wait for the delivery, not including what they charge me if I don't cancel the free trial (about ).

    • ANSWER:
      Acai berry pills are a waste of money and don't work. The juice may taste nice but neither the juice nor the pills will help you.

      You are right to be worried about ordering on line - there are a lot of scams around. Type in "acai berry scams" to the search for questions and read answers. Many people have lost a lot of money.

      All you need to lose weight is a good healthy diet and exercise :)

  4. QUESTION:
    ladies have any of you tried acai berry extract pills and had results in regards to weight loss?
    i've seen where acai berry weight loss pills are all the rage.
    after reading that they contain fat binding products so basically any fat you eat will go straight through you giving you major diarrhea i've opted NOT to try the actual weight loss pills.
    BUT i AM considering trying pure acai berry extract suppliments. its just the acei pulp extract instead of a bunch of other crap mixed in.
    have you tried it and has it helped you lose any weight?

    • ANSWER:
      This whole acai berry thing is a scam.
      Acai berries are high in antioxidants.
      A diet high in antioxidant foods can help increase your metabolism.
      An increase in metabolism can burn more calories.
      More calories burned can result in weight loss.
      Acai berries cause weight loss!
      That is the "stretch" these con artists are selling.
      Acai berries don't have any more antioxidants in them than blueberries, strawberries, raspberries, or blackberries. At 10 times the price because they are "exotic".
      The cleanse pills that usually come with them contain nothing more than psyllium husk powder to help you poop more. There is no such thing as a fat burner. Burning more calories than you consume is the only fat burner. None of these weight loss supplements guarantee anything unless you establish a healthy diet and exercise program. So why not just establish a healthy diet and exercise program and keep your money?
      The same stretch of the imagination marketing applies to green tea capsules, maquiberry, hoodia, moyoberry, gojiberry, fruta planta, hoodia, konjac root, bitter orange, and african mango seed extract pills.
      Spending the same to a day on this junk would pay for a great gym membership.
      The only weight loss supplement I recommend is a basic multivitamin.
      A healthy diet high in both soluble and insoluble fiber is the only safe way there is.

  5. QUESTION:
    Are Acai Berry supplements good for weight loss?
    Are Acai Berry supplements good for weight loss? Which Acai Berry supplements are best and which stores can I find them in?

    • ANSWER:
      I'll tell you what I recommend first, then I'll explain why.

      What I recommend is to get a free trial of Extreme Acai, which you can get at the source link below. Then you should follow some of the other links on that site to find a sensible diet and a moderate exercise plan. Try to eat fewer carbs at night, and fewer calories over all if you think you can't lose weight. Give it 1 month and you should be able to lose 10-15 lbs easy.

      Now let me tell you why...

      Acai berries have far more antioxidants than any other fruit. Even more than blueberries! Besides that, the nutrients in acai berry supplements help many other diseases and maladies, from diabetes to arthritis to blood clotting. It really is a worthwhile supplement to add to your daily nutrition.

      As far as the acai berry assisting with fat loss, acai can be a great weight loss aid. The berry’s natural concoction of essential fatty acids, fiber, phytosterols and amino acids work together to help your body burn fat more efficiently, process food more quickly and shed the unwanted pounds that you’d like to lose.

      The fatty acids and amino acids aid in both muscle development and proper digestion, both of which are essential to fat loss. The fiber helps your body to move food out of your system quicker and also to help you feel full, as do fatty acids. Phytosterols help fortify your digestive tract, moving waste materials out and absorbing nutrients more efficiently.

      I wouldn't say that acai berries are the magic weight loss pill, but I would say that acai could be an important ingredient in your vitamin / supplement / weight loss arsenal. You must also exercise at least 3 times a week and stay away from junk food. This is what I do, and it has worked for me. Good luck!

  6. QUESTION:
    has anybody tried acai berry weight loss pills?
    Has anyone tried the Acai Berry weight loss pills? Their ads seem to be on almost every website. They say that it's been featured on Oprah, Rachael Ray, and the news. I'd like to lose weight quickly, so I am just wondering about them.

    • ANSWER:
      Well Nikki, it seems like acai berry is catching up fame among the dieters. Dr. Nicholas Perricone, the renowned dermatologist has ranked acai berry on the top of his list of top 10 super foods. Along with the other experts, yes, he has prescribed this diet to 'media queen' Oprah Winfrey who now weighs 200 pounds, but besides Oprah, Rachel Ray the known cook has also recommended this diet supplement on her show. Her guest on the show explaining the benefits of acai were Dr. Perricone & cardiac surgeon, Dr. Mehmet Oz.

      Acai supplements are made in varied forms such as pills, capsules, pulp, juices, etc. Several brands are manufacturing this product in various forms. Among the plethora of options available, Acai Burn diet is quite known. The persons who have used it, have reported their experiences in the form of comments & blogs. They say they have indeed benefited with this product.

      Because of the intense research and useful information found in the Perricone Promise Oprah Winfrey featured Perricone's book on her show which gave it national syndication, amongst the many super foods that Dr. Perricone mentions in his book, the one that caught everyone's attention was the super food mentioned as the number one, Acai berry.

      Acai is a berry which grows at the top of certain palm trees which can only be found at the Amazonian basin, this fruit has been categorized as the top superfood because it delivers many of the nutrients and compounds that our body means in order to maintain a healthy metabolic process and to a certain level slow down the aging process, this fruit was referred to as a natural product which should be used in order to achieve and maintain age defying beauty.

      Not only did Opera Winfrey covered the many benefits that Acai provides, NBC reported that "the Anomabi" Indians have believed for centuries that this fruit helps women recuperate after birth and it is also able to deliver a great deal of energy to anyone who drinks of its juice; the Vogue magazine calls it the next big workout cocktail and the London Times said that Acai is able to deliver such a high nutritional value that makes other fruits blush with inadequacy, a statement which is well put.

      The bottom line when it comes to this Brazilian berry is that it contains extremely high levels of antioxidants, omega-9, omega-9 and several other nutrients which have age slowing properties, can help lose weight and in recent laboratory studies an Acai extract triggered a self-destructive sequence amongst leukemia cells, this last finding may prove that Acai can do a lot more than just beautify your skin.

      There is a free trial offer for Acai Burn weight loss supplement in the source box below. So Far all I've heard is the Acai Burn supplement is helping people feel better. It provide more energy and antioxidants than you would normally get by drinking the Acai juice all day.

  7. QUESTION:
    Can I use Acai Berry and Colon Cleanse with Cambridge diet?
    I am currently doing the cambridge diet in a desparate attempt to loose some weight before my wedding, but I've been reading about the Acai Berry weight loss combined with the Colon Cleanse which is supposed to speed up weight loss. They're both natural apparently but I wonder If I can combine them with the Cambridge diet?

    • ANSWER:
      The Acai pills are a scam and do not have a significant impact on weight loss. You are better to try a regular diet and fitness program.

      Check these out:
      http://minnesota.bbb.org/index.php?PID=53094969c4&PGID=be692dae34&articleid=acai_berry

      http://cspinet.org/new/200903231.html

  8. QUESTION:
    What is it with this Acai Berry for weight loss?
    Anyone who asks a question about weight loss gets responses from various people with links to websites selling Acai Berry. The testimonials read word for word the same but the respondents names are different. Are people getting commission for recommending this stuff on Yahoo Answers or what?

    • ANSWER:
      I don't know if they're getting commission but i know it's annoying! i just posted a question about diet pills and got all the same crap answers from fake ppl. so i'm guessing acai berry and wu yi tea or w/e it's called is b.s!

  9. QUESTION:
    Does Acai berry actually help weight loss or is there some marketing scheme everyone's been sending me?
    everytime I ask a question about weight loss, someone sends a link to a free trial of acai berry for weight loss. Please explain. True or false?

    • ANSWER:
      Scam. If it actually worked do you think they'd have to advertise?

  10. QUESTION:
    Does the acai berry diet pill have carbs?
    I would like to know if acai berry weight loss pills have carbs. I am on a low carb diet.

    • ANSWER:
      Carbohydrates come in many different forms. I'm sure you've heard about "good" and "bad" carbohydrates. One of the good carbohydrates is fiber. The difference between fiber and most other carbohydrates is that fiber isn't digested. Because of this, fiber is generally not counted against "low carb" diets. Over 80% of the carbohydrates in Acai berry is fiber.

      So yes, Acai does have carbohydrates, but it should also be fine for a low carbohydrate diet.

      Personally, I recommend Acai Berry Select (check them out for a great deal: http://www.acaiberryselect.com/?aid=695100 ) if you want to try an Acai diet pill. They have a risk free money back guarantee, and an easy link on their website to their customer care center that allows you to cancel your free trial at any time without any hassle!

  11. QUESTION:
    What will happen if you take a weight loss pill and youre 12?
    My friend who is younger wants to know what the affect of being 12 and taking an acai berry pill (a weight loss pill) would be. Death? Sick? Or what? I predict not good.

    • ANSWER:
      At that age your friend shouldn't even be thinking about taking pills.

      Diet pills are a waste of money, don't work, and some are actually bad for you with nasty side effects. No pill, potion or supplement will help. Please don't fall for all the spam adverts you see.

      All you need is a good healthy diet - lots of fruit and veg, and exercise. It takes time and motivation :)

  12. QUESTION:
    Do acai berry capsules really work for weight loss?
    Hi, im just wondering wether these acai berries acturely work for weight loss because I have just ordered some, i've head they are EXCELLENT but then i heard they're a con.
    Does anybody know or have anyone tried these.

    Thanks a lot :)

    • ANSWER:
      They are a con. I mean if a berry really did help weight loss it would be all over the world. Do not order it. A capsule will not help you loose weight. All its doing is providing you with the necessary vitamins in the day. Well how boring, really... All of these websites that go "I lost 5 pounds in 3 days" are a complete fad. If you buy this product then your wasting your money.

  13. QUESTION:
    HAS ANYONE TRIED THE ACAI BERRY FOR WEIGHT LOSS?
    I am wanting to know if anyone has personally tried the acai berry and life cleanse for weight loss. I seen it on the oprah show and was thinking of trying it but would like feedback from someone who has tried it personally.

    • ANSWER:
      Acai berries are a relatively newly discovered berry that has some healthy characteristics. The acai berry is high in anti-oxidants and really helps people loose weight . There are lots of health advantages to acai berries, but they must be frozen right after harvest to make sure they retain thier potency. One of the most populat brands of acai suppliments is acai berry power 500. Many talk show hosts have done profiles on the health benefits of acai. http://www.findacaiberry.com

  14. QUESTION:
    What can you tell me about the acai berry?
    I have been hearing that the acai berry is supposed to aid in weight loss. What type of results should one expect to see from the use of it? What is it? Is it a safe method to use? Are these any side effects? Where can you buy it? at a local grocery/ health food store?

    • ANSWER:
      It's just an ordinary berry. It works the same as any other berry. All of the buzz about it being special is just people trying to make money and rip you off.

      Quoted from wikipedia regarding all of it's claimed unique benefits:

      "As of March 2009, there are no controlled studies backing up any of these claims. According to ABC News correspondent Susan Donaldson, these products have not been evaluated (in the United States) by the FDA, and their efficacy is questionable.[3] In late 2008, lawyers for The Oprah Winfrey Show began investigating alleged statements from supplement manufacturers who suggested that frequent Oprah guest Dr. Mehmet Oz had recommended their product or açai in general for weight loss.[4]"

      It is also stated on wikipedia that it's antioxidant levels are actually lower than that of acerola, mango, strawberry, and grapes.

      So don't go the extra mile to get a hold of the stuff, it's nothing special.

      (just to let you know, the guy with the lengthy response works for the acai berry website, he posts it everywhere. a lot of the info he is posting is not true, like it having 10 times the antioxidants as grapes)

  15. QUESTION:
    Does anyone have any good weight loss ways OTHER then acai berry?
    i need to lose weight. I dont want to do it on acai berry though. Im too young! So please do not say acai berry. I need real weight loss ways!, even a training diet if you have one :)

    • ANSWER:
      you shouold try weightwatchers
      i lost 10% of my body weight in 6 weeks with it!

  16. QUESTION:
    where i can find acai berry pills in mumbai plzzzzzzzz help me a lot if u know any pills for weight loss?
    Please tell me where i can get acai berry pills for weight loss in mumbai. plzzz tell me any other effectful weight loss pills without side effect?

    • ANSWER:
      I don't know about those pills you're mentioning but I've tried TOTAL CONTROL from Herbalife those are amazing! In one month I lost around 5 pounds, one pound per week! without taking them as suggested.. the only thing is that at the beginning it may cause you a light headache but within a week you get used to the pills and they do work! Believe me they are wonderful! (I don't sell that product but I used it and I can recommend it, it works.. visit the web page for further information)

      Without pills.. avoid meat (beef, pork, lamb, etc) just chicken breast and fish.. drink soup.. potato soup, carrot soup, zukini soup, broccoli soup.. everything NATURAL no artificial food.

      Another important thing when trying to be healthy is to drink a lot of water, no less than 8 glasses a day. No soft drinks.. everything must be NATURAL

      Good luck and be patient, organized and the most important aspect.. discipline.

      Hugs

  17. QUESTION:
    Does anyone know if there are prescription interactions with the acai berry supplement?
    I have heard so much about the acai berry supplement in helping your weight loss I really want to try it. I can't seem to find any drug interactions with it because it's "natural". Could anyone help me with finding out more info? Does anyone have any experience in taking this?

    • ANSWER:
      Please don't guess! All herbal supplements can have side effects -- it's not a good idea to just take them without considering possible interactions with prescriptions. Talk to your doctor -- your health comes first!

  18. QUESTION:
    What is the official site for Acai Berry?
    I know Acai Berry is a real weight loss pill because it was seen on Oprah and what not...But i can't find that offical site??!! help!
    oh my fucking gosh i don't want some sales person answering my question! I need a real person!

    • ANSWER:
      I have been using a great product that has the Acai Berry in it.. But it is not a pill so I am not sure if you would want it. The product I use is MonaVie and I LOVE IT!!!! I order my juice directly from a monavie website it allows you to order in bulk or order one bottle of juice at a time.. I have to say it taste wonderful. I drink the Original its the purple bottle I pay approx 39.00 for the product..
      the website to order the juice is www.mymonavie.com/brittanymoore
      Hope this works

  19. QUESTION:
    how many calories do I eat a day to lose weight?
    I am a 315 female age 32 height 5ft 6inches. I desperately need to lose weight and have tried everything there is to try it seems. Even acai berry and weight loss for idiots. So now I am back at the calorie thing. I am just worried about getting really hungry and binge eating at night. how many calories do I need to lose weight?

    • ANSWER:
      Ever heard of Medifast? You eat 800-1000 calories a day...and no, you arent hungry all the time :)

      I'm 20 years old and extremely overweight. I'm in the same situation you are in. I have tried everything to lose weight. I found Medifast and I knew this would be my last hope at losing any weight.

      I started one month ago on July 15th, and today, I swear to god, I am down 20 pounds (and not at risk for diabetis anymore). I went for a check up yesterday and rubbed it in my doctors face for doubting me. HAHA.

      I know what its like to want something so bad, but struggle so hard and get no where.

      I'm also a free health coach with Medifast. I offer discounts and big coupons. Plus, isnt it better when someone is going thru the same thing you are, and you are able to share experiences?

      my site- www.beatthescale.tsfl.com

      Kacie Schendel

  20. QUESTION:
    do acai berry supplements and detox really work for weight loss?
    i just bought a trial of acai berry supplements and detox pills do they really work for weight loss like they say they do?

    • ANSWER:
      NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOoooo
      The ONLY thing that works in a manner that will STAY and that is HEALTHY is regular exercise and nutricious food.
      Throw the pills in the trash and google healthy food choices for maintaing a healthy weight.
      Every 6 months there is a new "miracle" pill that will help you lose weight.
      its all a sham......
      Just empower yourself and do research on food choices, NOT dieting and you wil succeed.
      Trying biking to work, go on a dauily walk,
      I heard someone say the other day "Diets? I dont like them and I DONT do them. BUT I DO maintain an ACTIVE lifestyle"
      Thats key.
      pills will only make it worse in the long run
      You can do it!!

  21. QUESTION:
    With so many marketers of acai berry on the market, how do you know what's authentic?
    I want to try the acai berry drink/ supplement for health and weight loss, but I don't know where to start and who to trust. Anyone know who sells authentic acai? Also, is it sold in any stores at all?? I prefer to buy in the store of I can.
    Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      It's not sold in stores because it doesn't work. The reason it is selling so well online is because all the people who have ordered it and have complaints about it can't take their complaints to a real person. If there was any store selling the acai berry pills that they offer online, with the same business tactics of getting people to sign up for recurring billing by offering them a free trial, they wouldn't last long at all.

      Don't listen to what most people on the internet have to say about the Acai Berry pills. Anyone that gives you a link to an acai berry website is making a commission when you order through that link. They don't care if the diet pill really works or not, they just want to make their commission.

      The acai berry is so popular these days because when you sign up for a free trial and pay the in shipping, the person that got you to click the link gets commission. That's because you when you agree to the fine print when ordering your free trial, you are agreeing to have them automatically charge your credit card each month for more of the acai product.

      If you want honest unbiased reviews of diet pills, check out http://bestdietpillreviews.org. That site lets people who actually use diet pills sign up and submit reviews and rated iet pills on how well they work.

  22. QUESTION:
    Does acai berries work in a protein drink?
    So I realize that acai berries are very helpful in weight loss and that they're very healthy for your body. But would you still receive the effects of the acai berries if they were in an Acai/Apple protein drink at a local food store?

    • ANSWER:
      No, acai soes not aid weight loss. There is no medical evidence that the supplements work.
      It is a berry with a short shelf life that unscrupulous people have turned into an industry based on lies, fictional testimonials and airbrushed photographs.

      It has no more antioxidants (which do not aid weight loss) and other beneficial properties than locally bought fresh berries.

  23. QUESTION:
    What weight loss supplements can people with Bipolar condition take?
    I would like to know specifically what supplements to help aid weight loss for Bipolar people on weight gaining Bipolar medication (which slows the metabolism and increases appetitite)

    I already know of Green Tea to speed up metabolism and suppress appetite and Acai Berry DOES help you look a bit thinner in the face and relieves minimal bloat if taken moderately.

    What other supplements are safe?

    I want as much help as i can get!
    Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      I understand the problem with meds and weight gain. Going through it myself. However, I would not risk any supplement etc. This is because they may have something in them that could trigger a manic state. Supplements are not required to be tested by the FDA and we don't always know what is in these supplements and what might trigger an exacerbation in our symptoms. I do agree with the other poster about exercise. It is sooooo hard to do. I seriously have problems with staying motivated but my 15 year old (also bipolar) excercises everyday and she actually weighs less AND she eats whatever she wants. She just gets a lot of excercise and it works. Hope that helps.

  24. QUESTION:
    What fruits and veggies are good for promoting weight loss?
    I have been researching something called the "Acai berry" but i do not know where to get anything with the acai berry in it. So i was wondering, what are good fruits and vegetables that promote weight loss and metabolism. Please and thank you!

    • 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.

  25. QUESTION:
    Can somebody answer these questions about Acai Berry?
    01. Do you have to combine Acai Berry with a Colon Cleanser to ensure weight loss or will it work on it's own?

    02. Do you have to change your diet or do you just take it and eat what you normally would?

    • ANSWER:
      You need to use the colon cleanser to clean out the your colon. Colon cleansing is important so yes you need to take both.

      To make Acai Berry work you need to change your diet. Lots of water, fresh fruits and vegetables without a lot of butter. Foods with low calories, lots of exercise and right amount of rest will help you a lot.

  26. QUESTION:
    Is it legal to buy weight loss supplements as a minor?
    Such as the Acai berry pill thing (does that actually work by the way?) and other weight loss pills, shots, milkshakes, etc. I am 13 and I wanna loose weight so I am wondering if they will let me buy these things.

    • ANSWER:
      They advise that you need to be 18, but any age restriction will be printed on the container. Some stores make their own rules.

      At 13 you really need a doctor and/or a dietitian's help to lose weight.
      Unless you are obese it's better to aim at not gaining more weight because as you grow taller your BMI will level out.
      Read this advice...
      http://www.annecollins.com/teen-weight-loss-advice.htm

  27. QUESTION:
    What is the most recommended weight loss pill?
    What is a good weight loss pill to take with diet and exercise?

    I'm 18 years old, 19 soon. And if you recommend the Acai berry and cleansing pill I will report you. Do not spam my question with scams and cons please. I am very serious about this.
    When I said no cons or scams I meant it. PLEASE do not send me marketing scams! I am 100% serious about losing a few inches and I really don't want to waist money on something that isn't going to work.

    • ANSWER:
      Go to a Fat camp(boot camp programs only) , or get HCG(injections, oral doesn't work even half as well) and go on a VLCD (very low calorie diet). DO NOT go on a VLCD without a nutritionists help.

      *-+WEIGHT LOSS PILLS DO NOT WORK+-*

      That or cut all the bad stuff out of your diet.

      Good luck! (also don't buy it off the internet, find a doctor who will help you with HCG, natural remedy type doctors are best.)

  28. QUESTION:
    Where can I buy the Acai Berry supplements without getting ripped off online?
    I am wondering were to buy the Acai Berry pills without risking the possibility of getting a ridiculous online bill later on. Can you buy them at a health food store? Costco? Walmart? Shoppers Drug Mart? I heard they have amazing health benefits besides just weight loss.

    • ANSWER:
      You can buy acai berry supplements from walmart, but why you spent fortune without trying it first for free and no risk with this legit site
      http://get-acai-berry-benefit-4-free-trial.blogspot.com/
      to learn more about acai berry benefit and try acai berry for free (ex sh)

  29. QUESTION:
    Where can I buy the Acai Berry supplements without getting ripped off online?
    I am wondering were to buy the Acai Berry pills without risking the possibility of getting a ridiculous online bill later on. Can you buy them at a health food store? Costco? Walmart? Shoppers Drug Mart? I heard they have amazing health benefits besides just weight loss.

    • ANSWER:
      There are many companies that promote acai berry products as "free trial, pay only shipping, but don't fall for those offers. You will end up spending a fortune for something that you can buy from a reputable company or health food store. I know this from experience, as I got caught up in one of those schemes myself. You might want to read this article I wrote. http://www.ehow.com/how_4837334_buy-acai-berry-scams.html. I hope this helps! Kimberly

  30. QUESTION:
    How do you break a weight loss plateau?
    I've lost 30 lbs and can't seam to drop the last 15 lbs. I need some tips on how to break through a weight loss plateau. Any suggestions? Please no acai berry crap and other spammy stuff. I'm looking for legitimate ways.

    • ANSWER:
      This is a problem that many people come across when they're trying to lose weight. Whenever you hit a weight loss plateau, this is a sign that your body has acclimated to your diet and/or exercise routine.

      In effect your body has become more efficient at burning calories. What needs to happen is you need to change things up a bit. Some simple things you can try are increasing your exercise intensity levels. Another tip is to change up your diet some. Try doing a low carb diet for 2 weeks then switch back to your normal diet.

      Everyone who is trying to lose weight will eventually hit a weight loss plateau if they aren’t changing the things they are doing.

      I’ll leave you some ehow links below that talks about weight loss plateaus and how you can speed up your metabolism.

      Hope that helps and good luck.

  31. QUESTION:
    Why are there so many spammers on Yahoo Answers talking about Acai berry?
    Every question I post, whether or not its related to weight loss, I keep getting responses from spammers telling me that Acai berry is the answer to all my problems. What gives? Why doesn't Yahoo get rid of them?

    • ANSWER:
      Well when I had trouble with spammers I drank Acai berry juice and I felt much better!

      just kidding... these people are paid by the hour to promote products in this fashion. They usually sit in some house garage filled with laptops and tables.

      Flag em... but know the problem will persist, until forced to stop or the becomes unprofitable to do so.

      I gotta run... got to get a glass of that delicious Acai berry juice!!!

  32. QUESTION:
    Does Acai Berry combined with a Colon Cleanser really work?
    I have heard this combo of Acai Berry combined with a Colon Cleanser really works for weight loss, with exercise and healthy eating habits...I decided to buy a bottle of Acai Trim, which contains Acai Berry and Green Tea Extract today. I did not buy a Colon Cleanser though. Anyone know anything about this?
    I bought the Acai Trim at Walmart.

    • ANSWER:
      Acai Berry is good for your immune, digestive system,your skin and your hair It helps in the aging process but it does not help you lose weight. Green tea can help you lose weight but it depends for everyone. The colon cleanse is used to clean your body of toxin, this helps the weight loss product to work more effectively. You need to find what's right for your body. I have tried many of the weight loss supplement out there. I went to the gym 5 times a week They did not work for me. I am now on a natural diet and this is working for me. For the first time in years I actually find something that works. Maybe you will too. Good luck

  33. QUESTION:
    What is a new way to stay motivated to lose weight?
    I never get to eat at home and always on the go. I think all i need is a faster way to see results. Will the acai berry do any good for weight loss too?

    • ANSWER:
      Acai berries are a relatively newly discovered berry from south america that has some healthy characteristics. The acai berry is really high in anti-oxidants and really helps people loose weight quickly. There are lots of health advantages to acai berries, but they must be frozen right after harvest to make sure they retain thier potency. One of the most populat brands of acai suppliments is vital acai. Many talk show hosts have done profiles on the health benefits of acai. http://www.goodinternetdeals.com/Acai-Berry.html

  34. QUESTION:
    Where can I buy the Acai Berry supplements without getting ripped off online?
    I am wondering were to buy the Acai Berry pills without risking the possibility of getting a ridiculous online bill later on. Can you buy them at a health food store? Costco? Walmart? Shoppers Drug Mart? I heard they have amazing health benefits besides just weight loss.

    • ANSWER:
      Studies have shown that this little berry is one of the most nutritious and powerful foods in the world! …Hidden within its royal purple pigment is the magic that makes it nature's perfect energy fruit. Açaí is packed full of antioxidants, amino acids and essential fatty acids.

      I just started taking it 3 weeks ago and have lost 8 pounds. I have been working out and some time on the tread mill have helped as well. I ordered a free trial online and so far so good. You can purchase locally at stores but it was easier for me to have them shipped directly to my home.

      If you are really looking the best way to lose weight,
      I suggest doing what this mom did and combining the Acai diet with a cleansing program for the best result
      http://saradietexp.blogspot.com/

  35. QUESTION:
    Would Acai only work when it is a dietary supplement?
    So everyone's heard of the Acai berries, which apparently work miracles with weight loss.

    Would Acai only work when it is a dietary supplement? I try to stay away from things like that, and I like to drink Acai drinks that are just drinks, not meant for dieting or weight loss.

    I know the drinks I drink obviously would not work as well as the supplements, but would it have any help with weight loss just because it is Acai?

    • ANSWER:
      Acai berry is a fruit and fruit is good for you but it will not help with weight loss.

      The products you see advertised such as diet pills are a waste of money and don't work, and some have nasty side effects. No pill, potion or supplement will help. Please don't fall for all the spam adverts you see.

      All you need is a good healthy diet with lots of fruit and veg - it takes time and motivation :)

  36. QUESTION:
    Has anyone tried taking Acai Berry for weight loss?
    I bought a large tub of acai berry tablets/capsules from the health shop Holland & Barrett a few weeks ago. I haven't taken them yet but I'm going to start soon. My Auntie recommended them to me as she has them & said they supress her appetite therefore help weight loss. I have seen alot of stuff on the web about them but I know alot of it is scamming etc, Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      The suppression your auntie notices in her appetite is called the placebo effect. The best way to curb your appetite is to eat higher fiber content and drink more water.

  37. QUESTION:
    Is Acai Berry and Colon Cleanse effective for weight loss?
    So guys... I have been researching quite a lot after many failed attempts at losing weight i want to come down 3 dress sizes in a space of a year which i feel is fairly achievable, I was wondering whether the two products Acai Berry and Colon Cleanse are effective for weight loss as aparently their natural products obvisouly alongside my normal gym routine? And are the two products safe?

    Please try to explain as much as possible.. Thanks :)

    • ANSWER:
      the two products are expensively useless.
      Colon cleanse will give you diarrhoea - you lose fluid not fat.
      There are no magical berries from Brazil, it's a hyped up scam.
      There are more antioxidants in blueberries, black cherries and /concord grapes.
      Antioxidants will not aid weight loss.

      Oprah Winfrey, Mehmet Oz, and Rachael Ray have all publicly disassociated themselves from the açai sites that make unauthorized use their names.
      The diet 'bloggers' are just a mirage, their weight loss is courtesy of Photoshop, not açai.
      Source(s):
      http://www.complaintsboard.com/complaint…
      http://www.thefreelibrary.com/Oprah+Sues…

  38. QUESTION:
    what does everyone think about this new Acai berry weight loss product?
    I saw this product on the news, for Acai berry and cleansing product, if you guys know what im referring to can you please give me some tips on how well this works or not?

    • ANSWER:
      There are lots of weight loss products for sale at stores and online that contain Acai Berry right now and They all claim they'll help you loose weight. Check out this article that helped me decide if Acai berry was worth the money.

  39. QUESTION:
    Am I able to buy Acai Berries at Krogers or Walmart or someplace Similiar?
    I don't want to use the acai berries for any type of weight loss or anyone like that. I want to eat them, to see what they are actually like, and see what benefits I've read online are true or fake.

    • ANSWER:
      I understand they have very little taste. The amount of anti oxidants that they are known for depends on the process that is used to freeze dri them. Why don't you try Monavie which combines the Acai with 18 other fruits for a great tasting drink high in anti oxidants.

  40. QUESTION:
    What is the healthiest way to lose weight quickly?
    I would like to know how I can speed up the weight loss progress. I already eat healthily and excersize every day with a rest on Sundays. Is there a way to help my metabolism speed up? I heard of the Acai berry method but I doubt it works...any ideas? Please help?

    • ANSWER:
      1
      Get a workout buddy or support buddy. Find someone with similar goals and to support and keep you on track with your fitness goals. I have a friend I talk to daily on messenger and she helps me stay motivated and achieve my fitness goals.

      2
      Set a goal for yourself. Whether it be to lose 10 lbs or fit into those size 4 jeans, set a time frame and then when you reach that goal, reward yourself with some new clothes or your favorite free meal.

      3
      Take pictures. Take a picture of yourself in swim suit or shorts and after a couple weeks of workouts, take another picture and compare. It's a great motivational tool when you see the results!

      4
      Cut out a motivational picture. Look in magazines or online and choose a body type that you would like to have. Hang it on your fridge and look at it every day. Envision yourself looking like that picture. When you are on the treadmill and getting tired, think of that picture and push yourself to work even harder to reach that goal.

      5
      Plan your workouts. When you make a plan to go running or lift some weights, you are more likely to actually DO them, so sit down and plan when and what workouts you want to do for a whole week.

      Good Luck and Take care :-), you can do this!!

  41. QUESTION:
    Are these pills really effective for weight loss?
    I have tried a couple of pills already that didn't work for me, and as I was searching for some other weight loss pills, I came across a site selling Acai Berry Slim Pro. I am tempted to order, but first I want to know if these pills are truly effective; how does it help in weight loss and do the pills cause any side effects?

    • ANSWER:
      i tried them last year for 2 months
      i just wanted to lose some fat in my belly and under my bra
      u know it sucks to wear a fit top wen u hav fats hanging under a bra and above my pants!
      i also wantd 2 lose appetite because
      i hav this bad craving for fast foods!!!haha
      luckily it worked on me
      felt full always
      no side effects in the span of 2 months i used it.
      lost about 6 kg then
      hope it works on u as well
      i understand & feel u wen u say u have tried all weight loss pills but 2 no avail
      it sucks right?
      so heres hoping this is the 1 for you.
      good luck/

  42. QUESTION:
    So I've been hearing a lot about the Acai berry but im not too convinced. Is it really worth it? Does it work?
    I've been through countless websites that talk about the miracles this fruit has worked, but these websites don't seem too legitimate. I want to know if this stuff works and how it works. I also want to know which Acai berry product, that's in the market, is the most efficient. What are some benefits and risks of using this new method of weight loss?

    • ANSWER:
      Both acai berry and the colon cleansing supplements are sold by scammers on the internet who hype the products up in order to sell them. The vast majority of people agree that both are useless and serve only to enrich the sellers.

      Acai is a berry similar to strawberries or blueberries. Nothing special about them. They are rich in antioxidants and nutrients like all berries.

      Beware the scams. If you must buy acai berry supplements, buy them at Walmart, cvs Pharmacy, Walgreens or your local vitamin/drug store. Avoid the internet scam sites that want your credit card number for a low shipping fee. They'll charge your credit card for hundreds of dollars without your permission and keep charging you until you cancel your credit card.

  43. QUESTION:
    Does the Acai Berry really make you lose weight?
    I am reading online that this "Acai Berry" will help protect from heart attacks and other problems, make you lose weight and feel great without changing a thing.

    Has anybody tried these things and seen weight loss because of it?

    • ANSWER:
      I was interested in losing weight when I first started taking an acai drink called Monavie. I was skeptical at first, but as I continued to drink it, I found that I had more energy, and that I was losing weight and feeling healthier.

      The thing about acai is that is an amazingly powerful antioxidant. It rids your body of free radicals, and helps to improve your health and wellness. When you feel healthier, you feel great.

      I would recommend you try Monavie. It takes great, and it may help you lose the weight you want, and feel great.

  44. QUESTION:
    Does the Acai Berry stuff really do anything?
    Ok so my wife just bought some of Andrew Lessman's Acai Berry extract and I'm just wondering if it's worth taking? I'm not looking for a website or a business opportunity just some honest response from people who have taken it. I know there are a lot of claims for weight loss, and I've heard of some other benefits. So - does it really do anything?

    • ANSWER:
      Not really. You aren't gonna notice anything more than if you were eating a couple handfulls of blueberries on a daily basis.
      I've been taking acai supplements for a while "just because". Been trying to lose some weight for ages with no real success, and figured it wouldn't hurt to try.
      And really that's the thing. Acai supplements are generally safe to take and won't do any harm. So why not just add it in and hope for the best?
      I haven't had an increase in weight loss or experienced any of the other things the TV ads swear Acai can do, but I haven't had any problems either.
      I bought a name brand supplement after doing some research, found it on sale, and figured there wasn't much to lose besides 12 dollars. Oh, about 4 months of daily pill taking, no change for good or bad. Oh well. :)

  45. QUESTION:
    Does the Acai Berry Supplement actually work?
    Does the Acai Berry Supplement actually aid in weight loss or is it a scam?

    • ANSWER:
      personally, i would never trust any company or product that had to resort to spamming yahoo answers to find business.

      what aids in weight loss is exercise and really healthy diet. it is impossible not to loose weight (unless you have a medical condition) if you're eating nutritious whole foods, abstaining from junk, and getting exercise. all it takes is changing you're habits and lifestyle. that sounds like a lot, but when you do it a little at a time it's not a big deal.

      focus on being healthy, not skinny. eat fruits and veggies, nuts and whole grains, eat organic. try replacing some of your time in the car with walking or riding a bike. try to walk at least 30 minutes a day and do some yoga. if you did this stuff, you'd feel like you were the healthiest person alive and eventually you're body will come into alignment with how you feel.

  46. QUESTION:
    Should I get rid of these weight loss supplements?
    I have Triple Strength Fish Oil, Mega T Green Tea with Acai Berry and Hoodia extract pills, I also have over the counter Magnesium, Reservatrol diet pills, and Chromium Picolinate pills.

    Someone told me that it's hard to burn fat because the liver is trying to get rid of all the weight loss medications, workout supplements...so I thought about it and took what was said on this youtube video into consideration.

    Should I get rid of these pills or keep them?

    • ANSWER:
      That's a lot of supplements, but nothing bad for you in that mix. The fish oil, green tea and magnesium have positive health benefits beyond weight loss. I'd be suspicious of the diet pills.

  47. QUESTION:
    how much weight can i expect to lose with green tea?
    i started taking a green tea pill with acai berry in it, it is the fat burning one. what are your expeirences with weight loss and a green tea pill? also im dieting and working out, i just had a baby 3 months ago and need some help losing this weight so i can feel good about myself again. can anyone tell me a pill or something that will help me lose this weight a little faster pleaseeeee?

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

  48. QUESTION:
    How much weight can I lose doing this?
    I have been consuming 1500 calories and burning 1000 at the gym. I eat the 1500 calories in six small meals a day and eat little to no carbs and very little fat. How much weight can I expect to lose in one month? I am 5 feet 6 inches and I weight 145 pounds. Also, I don't want anyone to respond with links to weight loss supplements, acai berry, or anything that does not include pure diet and exercise.

    • ANSWER:
      try this website: acaiberry.com

  49. QUESTION:
    Has anyone heard of Acai Berry and does it work?
    There is this thing that I heard about called Acai Berry which I think are tablets or a drink..I don't know but its suppose to help with weight loss. Has anyone heard or have tried it?

    • ANSWER:
      Ashy,

      It's actually pretty solid stuff, I've taken it myself and it only helps. You can research it further by doing a search on Google for "Acai Berry." Although there is a bit of controversy surrounding it, just like most other "supplements" so you'll have to decide for yourself.

  50. QUESTION:
    where can you buy the product acai slim(the weight loss tablets) in townsville, australia?
    i want to buy acai slim, which is a product containing acai berry and which is used for weight loss. I have searched the internet for places to buy it in the city of townsville, in australia, but i couldnt find any. Can anybody help me?

    • ANSWER:
      acai berry is all hype. Yes it has some health benefits, but its effects are GREATLY exaggerated by internet ads. If you want to try it thats fine. But dont expect some miracle weight loss. You need a good lower cal diet and lots of cardio to lose weight, pills or no pills.

      All the people who rave about it here are all spammers just trying to sell stuff. In fact theyre not even real people, its just spam bots.


acai berry weight loss

Does Liver Cleansing Work

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    What is a liver cleanse that you have actually used?
    A doctor told me I need to do a liver cleanse. Is there one that you have actually used? How long did it take? Did you have to be close to a bathroom for more than 24 hours? I have a few weeks to figure out how to do this until I see him again.

    • ANSWER:
      No reputable doctor is going to tell a patient this off the wall treatment.

  2. QUESTION:
    What form of malic acid could I take to replace the 5 green apples per day in a liver cleanse?
    I just finished a 6 day liver cleanse eating 5 green apples per day. I have hypoglycemia and it was too much sugar for me. The malic acid is supposed to soften the gall stones. Can I get the Malic acid in another form to achieve the same softening effect?

    • ANSWER:
      yeah you can get it is magnesium malate (magnesium + malic acid). Found as Ultra Muscleze by Bioceuticals. See a naturopath for it.

  3. QUESTION:
    What is a liver cleanse that you have actually used?
    A doctor told me I need to do a liver cleanse. Is there one that you have actually used? How long did it take? Did you have to be close to a bathroom for more than 24 hours? I have a few weeks to figure out how to do this until I see him again.
    Oh, the doctor didn't say to just do one right away. It has to wait a few more weeks. I just want to know what to expect, thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      At Shoppers Drug Mart (Canadian) I did a detox of the liver colon and kidneys called triotox. its a 100% herbal cleanse and it was really easy -3 pills 3 x a day for 14 days with food and a multi vitamin. I could really feel the benefit right away. You will feel slightly sick for a while but that is because your body is adjusting to the cleanse. Drink about 8-10 glasses of water a day while on it or the cleanse will not work so great. Also I found herbal tyea to be stimuolating. I went to the bathroom a slight bit more than usual but it wasnt so bad. just one or 2 extra trips in the night.

      Good luck.

  4. QUESTION:
    How can I do I liver cleanse without the apple/olive oil mix?
    I want to do a liver cleanse but I don't want to do that extreme apple/olive oil lemon juice mixture.

    Is there a way that I can do it with eating certain foods a certain way, slowly over time?

    • ANSWER:
      Yes, there are many other ways to heal your liver, such as herbs like milk thistle or specially formulated liver supplements. Livatrex can help you painlessly pass stones like a liver flush with olive oil and lemon juice, but less dramatic.

      Also there is a liver flush that uses eggs, limes, and oil but is really mild. Some people have success with that.

      Changing your diet will help - healthy fats, cruciferous vegetables, whole grains, limiting sugar, eliminating bad fats. Karen Hurd has a protocol of eating legumes to decongest the liver. Just eating a lot of apples will help, one or two daily. The tart ones are best like Jonathan or Granny Smith.

      Daily lemon water also cleanses the liver and kidneys and is easy to add on to whatever you decide.

  5. QUESTION:
    Where will my liver gallstones come out of when i do a liver cleanse?
    I have done a colon cleanse, currently on a parasite kill, then i will jump to a liver cleanse by Dr. Hulda Clark Ph.D., N.D.
    I have heard that it hurts when guys urine gallstones, can liver stones be eliminated by the urine or by stole?

    • ANSWER:
      Gallbladder and liver excretion is through the intestines, not the bladder.

      Go ahead and do the flushes, they're completely phony therapies anyway.

      Read up on Dr. Clark while you're at it.
      http://www.quackwatch.org/01QuackeryRelatedTopics/Cancer/clark.html

  6. QUESTION:
    Will doing a colon and liver cleanse reduce the effectiveness of the birth control pill?
    I'm thinking about doing a colon cleanse and then a liver cleanse, but I am taking oral contraceptives and need to know if doing either of these two things will make the pill ineffective for the time being. I don't want to get pregnant!

    • ANSWER:
      ooo. that is a really good question. maybe contact the manufacturer or call your dr?

  7. QUESTION:
    what kind of liver cleanse herb can i use if i'm allergic to ragweed?
    I know that some common herbs like burdock and milk thistle are used for a liver cleanse,but should not be used if you're allergic to ragweed.Are there any alternatives?

    • ANSWER:
      In traditional Eastern European herbal medicine, nettle has been often used in liver cleansing mixtures. You can actually use nettle tea alone, or you can make a herbal mixture by using 20 parts of nettle leaves, 20 parts of taraxacum, 10 parts of horsetail, 5 parts of silver birch leaves and 5 parts of dog rose hips.

      I don't know if all of these plants are available where you live, but you can always stick with nettle.

      Hope that helped, cheers!

  8. QUESTION:
    Should a skinny person go on a fast or liver cleanse diet?
    I'm currently on a liver cleanse diet to hopefully remove toxins from my body but the problem is I am skinny. I lose weight easily and by removing many foods from my diet, I feel like I will lose a lot of weight. Should I even be on this diet?

    • ANSWER:
      Cleansing has absolutely no medical benefit and is in fact harmful to the digestive tract.
      There is no "build up" of bad plaque or sludge in a normal system. If this was the case we would have people dying left and right from malnutrition since their bodies couldn't absorb nutrients.
      Since we reabsorb most of the water in our food and drink through the large intestine, If it was coated with "mucoid plaque", we would all be sloshing around like sponges yes?
      We "cleanse and detox" 24 hours a day through respiration, sweat, liver, and kidneys.
      We can help by eating a healthy diet with minimal added sugar and salt. Lots of fresh fruit, vegetables, whole grain foods, beans, peas, and brown rice keep a system as healthy as it can be.
      Minimal alcohol, caffeine, soda.
      Read food labels. If you can't pronounce it, don't put it in your body.
      Cleanses actually flush out the beneficial bacteria and enzymes in the digestive system.
      A high fiber diet works every time.
      Spend your money in the produce department instead of giving it away.

  9. QUESTION:
    Where will my liver gallstones come out of when i do a liver cleanse?
    I have done a colon cleanse, currently on a parasite kill, then i will jump to a liver cleanse by Dr. Hulda Clark Ph.D., N.D.
    I have heard that it hurts when guys urine gallstones, can liver stones be eliminated by the urine or by stole?

    • ANSWER:
      No, you cannot flush gallstones at all. Those are ingredients for a salad dressing.

      If it were that easy, don't you believe that American insurance companies would force patients to use that inexpensive cure instead of going through costly medical surgery? Guess what: there are no peer-reviewed medical studies to show the efficacy of gallstone flushing. It doesn't work!

      Cholecystectomy and ERCP are the only cures for gallstones. They are relatively safe and effective where called for. Some people can survive their entire lives with gallstones. It all depends upon your individual situation and diet.

      See a real medical professional for proper advice.

      I am a survivor of many medical procedures, including cholecycstectomy (gallbladder removal) and endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography or ERCP for short.

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cholecystectomy
      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ERCP

  10. QUESTION:
    Does anybody Know how to do a real liver cleanse ?
    I had my gallbladder removed about 2 months ago. I really would like to do a liver cleanse or diet. I want something effective, that will not harm me in any way. If anyone could help I would be very thank full .

    • ANSWER:
      There is no such thing as a "liver cleanse." The body is excellent at keeping itself clean on the inside.

      Drink a glass of water, and be thankful that some people take science classes and know that such cleansing is nonsense.

  11. 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.

  12. QUESTION:
    Will doing a colon and liver cleanse reduce the effectiveness of the birth control pill?
    I'm thinking about doing a colon cleanse and then a liver cleanse, but I am taking oral contraceptives and need to know if doing either of these two things will make the pill ineffective for the time being. I don't want to get pregnant!

    • ANSWER:
      I would think a colon cleanse might affect the pill. They say if you get diarrhea for an extended period of time to use a backup method of birth control. And a colon cleanse probably messes up your electrolytes and flushes your system like diarrhea would. I don't know what the liver cleanse is, so I can't answer that one for you. But, a little word of advice: you don't need to do all those "cleansing" things if you're eating right and exercising. Your body is pretty good at getting rid of "toxins" all by itself, and some of those cleansing procedures can really screw up your electrolytes. Just be careful.

  13. QUESTION:
    Would a liver cleanse help clear up skin psoriasis?
    I heard that sometimes if your liver isn't functioning right you may develop skin psoriasis, and I think that's what might have happened to my boyfriend. So i was just wondering if anyone knows if a liver cleanse would be a good way to clear up psoriasis?

    • ANSWER:
      Its a possibility. The liver and kidneys to have a lot to do with other parts of the body and functions.Try it , there's only one way to find out. Good Luck.

  14. QUESTION:
    Can I do a liver cleanse earlier than 10pm?
    I am doing a liver cleanse - Epsom salts then oil - can I push everything early? Say Epsom salts at 4, 6 and oil at 8?

    • ANSWER:
      Sheer nonsense. This latest fad of "cleansing" is just not healthy. You want to "Cleanse" your body? Just make sure you eat several helpings of fresh fruits and vegetables each day ( frozen counts as fresh), and you will automatically "cleanse".

  15. QUESTION:
    Can a liver cleanse/detoxification clean my body of Depo-Provera?
    I know the liver basically cleanse your body of harmful things. If i do a liver cleanse could this detox my body of Depo-Provera, if so what vitamins should i take or is there anything i can do?

    • ANSWER:
      Let nature (your body) take its own course; i.e., body heal thyself.
      Excretion: MPA is almost exclusively eliminated via hepatic metabolism.

  16. QUESTION:
    Has anyone HERE ever done the Liver Cleanse & Does it really work?
    Hi,

    Has anyone here ever done a Liver Cleanse(by ingesting olive oil & lemon juice)? If so. What happened & did you benefit from it?

    Also can you guide me to a safe guidelines on the net for doing this?

    Thanks in advance.

    • ANSWER:
      I did the liver cleanse 5 times in 4 years. I have a very "lazy" gallbladder. I used to have migraines every other day, or one week in a row, tinnitus, and not to mention I was scheduled for surgery(gallbladder).After the first cleanse I felt awesome, and I got rid all of those symptoms. Make sure you take acidophilus for at least one week after this procedure. It balance the friendly bacteria, and make your digestive tract function better.
      http://home.bluegrass.net/~jclark/liver_cleanse.htm

  17. QUESTION:
    When you take liver cleanse pills, do you also need to limit your diet to vegetables, fruits, nuts, etc?
    I currently purchased Enzymatic Therapy Complete Liver Cleanse. It is a 2 week program (you take 3 pills in the morning and 3 before bedtime). I know that I should not be consuming alcohol while taking the pills, but I am not sure if I should also be on a special diet. I am a vegetarian so I don't consume meat or dairy, but should I also stay away from soy products?

    • ANSWER:
      I know that the pamphlet that comes with that kit mentions a "clean" diet while you are taking the cleanse. Basically-lots & lots of water, low sugar, whole grains, lean protein(including greens & legumes if you don't eat meat), fruits & vegetables. The less processed the better. Generally speaking, unless you're eating edamame, soy is processed to make it into tofu or "meat" etc. So I would definitely limit if not completely eliminate the soy while you're doing the cleanse. Hope that helps!

  18. QUESTION:
    Is there a natural liver cleanse that you have tried and would suggest?
    I've read about a lot of liver cleanses--juice fasts, lemon juice and cayenne, olive oil, epsom salts, herbal mixes, radish juice etc. Is there a natural (not packaged) liver cleanse that you've tried and would suggest?

    • ANSWER:
      Those "liver cleanses" are all a bunch of hoopla over nothing.
      There are some BASIC heathy things you can do for your liver:
      * more water
      * less alcohol and caffeine
      * less fat and animal proteins
      * fewer refined and processed foods
      * more healthful, whole, plant-based foods
      All the rest of is it just a way to sell books and products by making you think they are somehow doing something "special."

      Your liver functions as your liver, removing toxins from the food you eat and the liquids you drink. Over stimulating it by putting extra "toxins" into your body, like cayenne, lemon juice, etc. does not make it work any harder or better, and does NOT "flush your liver out."

      Eat healthy, drink MORE WATER (the biggest non-secret of all), and cut back on pre-processed foods, eating more fresh fruit and vegetables...

      If you do that, you just make it easier for your liver to function, period.
      Eating the "bad" stuff and not drinking enough water will overstress your liver, and no amount of olive oil and cayenne pepper will make things better...

  19. QUESTION:
    What is the best colon cleanse out there?
    What's the best colon cleanse, liver cleanse, gallbladder cleanse, kidney cleanse, Candida cleanse lung cleanse? Is there a all in 1 type cleanse? Is it safe to do all these cleanses after one another?

    • ANSWER:
      Colon Clenz pills.
      Go to Hulda Clark's GB/Liver cleanse page. Google it.
      All Candida cleanses are good. Try a Chinese one.
      You can do all at the same time.

  20. QUESTION:
    Is there a natural liver cleanse that you have tried and would suggest?
    I've read about a lot of liver cleanses--juice fasts, lemon juice and cayenne, olive oil, epsom salts, herbal mixes, radish juice etc. Is there a natural (not packaged) liver cleanse that you've tried and would suggest?

    • ANSWER:
      Milk thistle, dandelion and artichoke supplements.

  21. QUESTION:
    How Long Should a Liver Cleanse Last?
    I'm taking a Milk Thistle blend but not sure how long to take it as the instructions don't cite duration. I'm thinking 10 days at the most---has anyone else done a liver cleanse?

    • ANSWER:
      I've never done the milk thistle cleanse but I know there's an olive oil and lemon juice cleanse that you drink before going to bed and it's a one night thing though you can do it again in a few weeks.

      Go ahead, do 10 days and if you're still feeling sluggish then do it again in 2 weeks.

  22. QUESTION:
    How Long Should a Liver Cleanse Last?
    I'm taking a Milk Thistle blend but not sure how long to take it as the instructions don't cite duration. I'm thinking 10 days at the most---has anyone else done a liver cleanse?

    • ANSWER:
      Stop now. There's no need to cleanse your liver, your body does that naturally. Nothing you do can help your liver. You can instead keep it healthy by moderating your alcohol intake, maintaining a healthy weight and eating a balanced diet.

      I'm afraid you've wasted your money.

  23. QUESTION:
    What is the best full body cleanse recipe?
    Do they really work? A friend has recommended Hulda Clarks Liver cleanse. The problem is I am 30 to 40 pounds over weight. (was 65 pounds). I lost 25 pretty quick now I am 'stuck'. I walk 2 miles a day fast, I do a 35 minute work out. I eat like a bird. Lots of salad, little to no carbs. Haven't lost an ounce in weeks! I feel better but I want the pounds OFF. My friend says a body cleanse might help kick the weight loss back into gear? I am 44, 5.6 and weigh 193. I need to get at least 30 more pounds off to feel comfortable. Will a body cleanse help?
    I tried a body cleanse from the health store and I noticed NO difference in anything.It was called 'Total Body rapid cleanse by Renew Life. Was a waste of money from what I can tell.

    • ANSWER:
      It is very normal to plateau during stages of weight loss, and very disheartening! Just keep up your commitment. Things that help include lemon juice in warm-hot water every morning (like a shower on the inside) - for the first week just have one large glass of hot water with the juice of up to half a lemon (or lime - not orange) first thing. then if you can, go for a walk. Follow with a vegetable juice, preferably carrot, parsley and celery. then have a good breakfast with some protein, but no processed foods. Eat fresh fruit and veg, preferably no meat, but some fish is OK. Definitely no chicken (growth additives to their food make it hard to lose weight if you eat chicken). Cut out dairy. Nuts and green veg will provide the calcium you need. Eat enough to satisfy you, but don't eat if you are not hungry. It is important to eat enough so that your body doesn't go into "starvation mode" and store everything, ie keep up your metabolic rate.

      Before meals have a large teaspoon of psyllium husks mixed in water - the psyllium acts like a broom through the gut, and also fills you so that you won't eat so much.

      From the second week on, start each day with two large glasses of warm water and lemon juice. (2 glasses the first week can make the cleansing process too fast, resulting in headaches and a feeling of nausea)

      As a general rule: breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a pauper - what you eat at night you tend to store on the hips, but starving yourself just makes it easier to gain weight.

      Make sure you drink lots of water!!!! Add some lemon juice to help make it more palatable if you want.

      Before going to bed each night, spend 5 minutes imagining yourself slim, trim and terrific!

      Well done for getting as far as you have, and good luck with the remaining weight loss. Keep healthy and happy with who you are.

      I hope these tips help and wish you all the best.

  24. QUESTION:
    Does drinking a lot of apple juice negatively affect your liver?
    Does drinking a lot of apple juice negatively affect your liver? My liver feels uncomfortable after I drank a couple glasses of apple juice in the last few days. I researched it and it seems like this is called "liver cleansing". I am not sure if I should get this checked out or not since it is somewhat uncomfortable. I have been using the bathroom plenty in the last few days as well. Which makes me think that it is "liver cleansing".

    • ANSWER:
      I don't think so as it wouldn't be recommended to drink if so (e.g. would have the same reputation as alcohol), however it can cause acid erosion if you drink a lot! x

  25. QUESTION:
    What are some ways I can lower my liver count?
    I was told my liver count is above 200, but should be at 100. I do drink allot, but have been cutting back. I'm only 25, and don't want to be on the fast track to some liver disease. Are their any other liver cleansing techniques I can use?

    • ANSWER:
      There aren't any quick cleanses. I have a problem with my triglycerides (liver count)being to high. You need to go on a low fat diet along with watching your alcohol intake. If you can't do it that way there are medications such as Tricor that your Dr. can prescribe you to help lower them.

  26. 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" :)

  27. QUESTION:
    can you substitute sea salt for epsom salt while on the lemonade master cleanse?
    My friend is starting the lemonade master cleanse. She doesn't know what kind of salt water flush to use and neither do I. She was told to use the sea salt but it wasn't really do the job. So she heard that the Epsom salt would work better but I thought that was used for the liver cleanse. Should she use that or the sea salt. Also what are some brand types for the sea salt?

    • ANSWER:
      You can use either sea or epsom salt for the flush. I would advise using the epsom salts because you will have MUCH better eliminations with the epsom salts.

      I don't know any brand names off hand, but I would suggest shopping at Whole Foods if you happen to have one in your area.

      I would also suggest you read an article on the Master Cleanse. I read it and found the information to be extremely helpful.

      I hope this helps!

  28. QUESTION:
    Where do artificial colors go inside the body?
    I know the liver cleanses the blood but why don't artificial colors come out in the urine? If I eat a lot of blue food coloring why isn't my pee blue?

    • ANSWER:
      liver converts chemicals to other forms, altering colour. However it isnt always effective eg beetroot

  29. QUESTION:
    What is a good / safe cleanse for bowel and / or liver?
    I want to do a simple, safe bowel and / or liver cleanse but I need one that is safe to while on a beta-blocker for HBP. Any ideas?

    • ANSWER:
      Research the hundreds of products like that on the market at an unbiased source like NutritionalTree.com. They do not sell anything but do review many products. Also, read their Supplement Buying Guide. http://www.nutritionaltree.com/guide/buying_guide.aspx

  30. QUESTION:
    Liver cleansing diet - can anyone recommend a good one?
    My partner and I are looking to do a liver cleansing diet and I would like to find a good one... can anyone recommend one they have already done, and also are there any that are available to view online rather than books?

    • ANSWER:
      Have a quick read of this..tells you what to do andhas an online store for the things ou`l need. Or an easy at-http://www.the-natural-path.com/liver-cleanse.htmlhome one with things you can get from the shops :)

  31. QUESTION:
    Should I do a Liver Cleanse if my Gallbladder has been removed?
    I read a book and I think my stalled weight loss despite Lap Band surgery, low calorie, lots of exercise and small portions could be due to fatty liver. Want to cleanse it. Have read Fat Flush diet and Ultra Metabolism. Don't want to get sick though. Can I do a cleanse if I have no gallbladder?

    • ANSWER:
      You really can't cleanse the liver and you can't flush fat from it. Where does this stuff come from? Isn't this the 21st century? Shouldn't folks be better informed than to believe this nonsense?

  32. QUESTION:
    Can LIVER CLEANSE cure asthma and allergies?
    Can LIVER CLEANSE cure asthma and allergies?

    • ANSWER:
      no..

  33. QUESTION:
    How do I lower my total bilirubin level without the use of medication?
    I recently had a physical, and the results are that my liver panel is too high. According to the laboratory results, my total bilirubin is 1.3. My bilirubin level needs to be within "normal" limits because I am in the process of applying for a position in law enforcement.

    I have 15 days to get rechecked by a doctor and submit my paperwork. How would I get my bilirubin level down to normal limits without the use of over the counter medicines and prescription drugs? I prefer holistic methods, such as the use of total body cleanses. Would a liver cleanse work?

    Thanks to all who answer.

    • ANSWER:
      dear friend
      I used olive oil to lower my bilirubin level. 1 spoonful olive oil every 6 hrs. Ofcourse you can get "milk thisle" extract which does the same effect.

  34. QUESTION:
    How do you use epsom salts on its own as a cleanse for the bowel , liver etc,?
    i have seen the liver cleanse diet using epson salts and olive oil and grapefruite juice , but i don't want to do all that .

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

  35. QUESTION:
    Should I do a Liver Cleanse if my Gallbladder has been removed?
    I read a book and I think my stalled weight loss despite Lap Band surgery, low calorie, lots of exercise and small portions could be due to fatty liver. Want to cleanse it. Have read Fat Flush diet and Ultra Metabolism. Don't want to get sick though. Can I do a cleanse if I have no gallbladder?

    • ANSWER:
      Actually, there are several total-body cleanses available at your local health food store. Most are safe, effective, and gentle. Ask the clerks which one they would recommend for you.

  36. QUESTION:
    What would cause my period to last for more than a week?
    I am a 26 year old woman and in good physical condition. It's been going for a little over a week now. The only thing different I did that could effect my body was doing a liver cleanse about a week and a half ago. Any ideas what might cause this? I'm a bit perturbed and nervous about it because my mother started saying it could be a sign of pregnancy.

    • ANSWER:
      First off you are not pregnant if you are still bleeding.
      Second off the liver cleanse was foolish and depending on how and what you did could have caused hormonal imbalance.
      Cleanse your liver, kidneys, and digestive system by eating a diet of fresh whole foods and you will "clean" in a matter of days.

  37. QUESTION:
    Can you detoxify your body by just eating the right stuff?
    I've been reading all these articles about liver cleanse and colon cleanse programs. I've been eating tons of trans fats, fast food, preservatives and other crap.
    Now my question is: do you really have to do that kind of stuff, or will keeping a healthy diet make the body detoxify by itself eventually? By healthy diet i mean mostly raw food (including meat).

    • ANSWER:
      A good healthy diet high in fiber, lean meats, eggs, complex carbohydrates, whole grains, antioxidant foods, healthy beverages and low in added sugar and salt help people lose weight, gain weight, lower cholesterol, increase energy, improve brain function, lower blood pressure, reduce cancer risk, heart disease and stroke risk, and have a more positive lifestyle!
      You need to eat a lot more food and a lot more fiber!
      Diets that exclude foods from any food group are fad diets and do not lead to permanent weight loss or solve any other health issues.
      First, try to kick your fiber intake to 40 grams of both soluble and insoluble fiber.
      Whatever you do, get your fiber from your food, not from a jar.
      Fruits and vegetables have good fiber in them.
      Try a breakfast cereal with at least 20% of recommended daily allowance of fiber in it. They are usually low in sugar so there is a double benefit. Blueberries or raspberries on top add more fiber and antioxidants. But fresh or frozen, not the kind in syrup.
      Raw nuts are a great source of fiber, healthy fats, and antioxidants. Avocados are the best.
      Lots of beans, peas, and grains are high fiber. Whole grain breads. Fiber kicks up the metabolism so you actually burn more calories. These foods will give you more gas in the beginning but if eaten daily, the bacteria in the digestive tract will elevate lowering the gas output.
      This will get you on the path for a healthy daily bowel movement. This helps clean the system and aids healthy digestion.
      I know it goes against everything you've heard but eating lots of the right foods will actually help you lose weight!
      Next, take a basic daily multivitamin. Don't look at your multivitamin as nutrition but more as an insurance policy. Think of it as filling in the gaps in your daily diet as opposed to a primary source of nutrients. If you are a woman, you may want a plus iron formula.
      Last, you HAVE to drink lots of water to be healthy. But you can disguise it. Fill your glass all the way full with ice before pouring low sugar beverages. Try iced green tea with a splash of orange juice in it for sweet. More antioxidants. Add lemon juice to water for flavor. Slice up a cucumber and float it in pitcher of water. Gives it salty fresh taste. But you must drink up to 100 oz of water daily to help your body get rid of waste and the toxins it contains.
      You must combine a healthy diet with exercise to multiply the benefit. Whether an hour a day in the weight room or just a 30 minute brisk walk every day, the added benefit of a regular exercise program really do increase and accelerate healthy weight loss.
      You will get motivated when the changes start happening, I promise.
      Good luck.

  38. QUESTION:
    I am writing a book on dieting... What are some quirky/off-beat weight loss strategies I can try?
    I am a published author, working on a book on dieting. As part of it, I am looking to test various weight loss methods. I obviously will give the typical strategies a go (the Atkins, the Liver Cleansing, Jenny Craig etc). What are some other ways to lose weight that I can try?

    Any tested possibilities will get credited in the book... I will pay particular attention to any that you yourself have tried (regardless of if they have worked or not!)

    Cheers!

    • ANSWER:
      Diets don't work. Lifestyle changes do work.

      I'd love to contribute information and experience if you are providing sound guidance to your readers. Make sure to read books by Dr. Dean Ornish for some excellent scientific research on diet. Often, money-making diets are based on speculation rather than scientific research. We are in a profit-driven culture.

      There are many wacky diets out there including some that work (like food combining). This works because you are forced to choose your foods carefully. Read the book "Fit for Life" by the Diamond for information about his less conventional approach.

      The most boring approach is probably the most effective. It's is a low fat vegetarian diet as recommended by Dr. Dean Ornish (a heart specialist). His diet helps prevent high blood pressure, heart disease, obesity, some cancers, and Type II diabetes.

      I've had remarkable luck with the following which is my own adaptation:

      + Eat whole grains, brown rice, beans, vegetables, and fruit. Make sure to get a little oil through some vegetarian source like nuts or avocado. Otherwise, minimize fats/oils.

      + Control portion sizes by keeping track of calories. I just keep track in my head. This is a lifestyle change, not a temporary fix. If you eat too few calories or too many calories, this will hurt your diet. Remember that humans evolved through periods of feast and famine. Those who retained body fat during feasts survived. Today, we are in perpetual feast mode and our genetics have not adapted to this.

      + For health, get 30-60 minutes of aerobic exercise every day. Look up "aerobic exercise" and "heart rate."

      + For body shape, free weights are great. "Body for Life" is very helpful for body toning exercises. I'd ignore the diet part of this book.

      + Avoid excitotoxins like MSG or aspartame. MSG is fed to laboratory rats to make them fat. These substances have caused neurological damage to laboratory animals. Monsanto is evil (but you cannot publish that fact).

      + Minimize fats (vegetable and animal sources), sugars, refined carbs, milk, meat, and processed foods. Small quantities occasionally are OK. Milk in US usually contains genetically modified bovine growth hormone. Milk is not the best source of calcium, in fact, the proteins can deplete calcium from bones in adult humans. Milk has been linked to childhood diabetes as well. Milk is totally unnecessary for a healthy diet and many people believe dairy is unhealthy (allergies, calories, and intolerance, fats, and proteins).

      The problem is that the most profit can be found by selling the cheapest product that tastes the best. The short-cut are "natural flavors" which are toxic (excitotoxins), refined carbs, and also fats and salt. These make cheap food products that are very tasty and very profitable.

      The truth about food is obscured by heavy handed industry money machines. That includes wackos like the Atkins money machine.

  39. QUESTION:
    How long do you take an herb before cycling off of it?
    Milk thistle for liver cleansing says to cycle it

    after taking time off, do i go back to same herb (milk th) or go to another herb

    • ANSWER:
      Just take the recommended dosage.

  40. QUESTION:
    what kind of juices makes your liver best?
    i need to know what kind of juices makes your stomach work properly and helps digestion and improve your liver functionality....e.g liver cleanses,remove hotness of liver.

    • ANSWER:
      cranberry, alavera

  41. QUESTION:
    I always get sick a few days before my period?
    Every month just before my period I get sick. I normally get a cold or flu. This month I was so tired and ached all over I could barely move. The doctors have suggested taking multi vitamins, I am currently taking liver cleansing tablets which the natropath suggested but still to no avail. I really need some help. I can't tell you how annoying this is. Like other women I also get really hot and sweaty and have some weird dreams. Does any one have any suggestions that can help?

    • ANSWER:
      First off, I think you should stop taking the liver cleansers. Their mostly associated with people trying to pass or prevent stones/stone formation. If you are in fact trying to pass stones then you should stop reading this right now. :O)
      Before your body purges (loss of blood during your cycle), hormones are released in your body. They cause a number of different things to happen as well as invoking a number of different feelings and moods. The blood released in your menstral cycle is seperated from the 5L standard amount of blood in your body. From this we have, mild dehydration, mild to servere iron deficancy and a drop within your immune system's defensive capabilities seeing as how more white blood cells are withheld from your system. The loss of iron might be the root of your unrest. While you might be dehydrated, the fibers within your muscles have less lubrication during actin and myosin's stimulation (shortening and contraction of muscles). This causes fibers to break and the result is muscle pain. Your defense might just be lower then the average females immunal capabilities causing consistant sickness. If your doctor test your blood cell counts while you are not nearing or engaged in your period, something could be missed. I think you should take an iron pill and drink more water. Not an ungodly amount of water, just more water in general. The cleansers might be causing your body to purge things it shouldn't or doesn't need to be releasing. Being overweight, having an STD, asthma, smoking or even mild depression can add or create these symptoms as well and given I don't know your medical history, I can't be sure that anything that I tell you will work. Get a second opinion from a doctor you haven't seen before. Small practice doctors tend to be more mindful and follow up more often then PCF's at medical centers or hospitals. Hormones cause the weird dreams unless your dreaming of me because thats just pure lust!! (Joking :O) hahaha)
      Try the iron tabs. They might not fully cut back on your colds but I think it might help your feeling tired. A little more exercise helps as well to strengthen your immune system and muscles. Also, drink juices with a large concentrated (I don't mean a drink thats "from or not from concentrate) dosage of Vitamin C to boost your immune system before your period. Not to much though, you should see what 500% the daily recommended value of Vit-C does to a frogs heart. LoL. Good luck to you, hope the info helps a little. Sorry if its to much also :O).

  42. QUESTION:
    What is a good online health store that sells detox products and health foods?
    I'm trying to buy the candida cleanse, colon cleanse and liver cleanse......... but i also want to find diet foods like the bars and things like that....

    • ANSWER:
      I would suggest trying cleansing your body. I found cleansing to be the best weight loss program. I have ever tried. I lost 12 pounds in a week and 29 pounds in a month. I feel better since I removed the toxins from my body and shed some unwanted pounds. I did weight watchers, Jenny Craig and Medifast. I found that cleansing was the best since I saw results quickly and that kept me motivated to stick on the program. You can get info toll free at 1-877-587-4647 or online at http://diet4cleansing.tripod.com

  43. QUESTION:
    Would a liver cleanse as well as a colon cleanse take away any cravings for sugar?
    I was wondering with any cleanse would it take away any cravings for junk food.

    If so I was going to do one this weekend but I would like to know health perspectives of others!

    • ANSWER:
      There is no therapeutic effect to any colon cleanse or liver cleanse regimen. This is all a marketing ploy. I am a nurse and I work in the Gastroenterology Field. Any Gastro doctor will tell you it's a waste of time and money.

  44. QUESTION:
    Has anyone tried liver cleansing with epsom salt, olive oil, grapefruit juice?
    Liver cleanse supposedly get rid of gall stone, cures fatigue, improves brain function, is it true, does it work? Is it safe?

    • ANSWER:
      Don't drink epsom salts. Read the label for warnings. The olive oil and grapefruit juice won't hurt you unless you have an allergy or are taking medication that is incompatible with grapefruit juice (some meds should not be taken with grapefruit juice.)

  45. QUESTION:
    liver cleanse / detox without a gallbladder?
    I want to do a liver cleanse / detox (the one with epsom salt, then olive oil, apple juice every 2 hours etc), but had my gallbladder removed. Is this something I can still do without a gallbladder? It sounds like this process helps get rid of gallstones, but I thought there were only gallstones in the gallbladder, not in the liver too? please advise nurses or doctors!
    thanks :)
    alice - nothing about livers on the site.

    • ANSWER:
      'Liver cleanses' and 'gallbladder flushes' are not advisable. Firstly, it's impossible to 'cleanse' or 'flush' the liver or the gallbladder with anything. Nothing that you swallow enters your gallbladder at any point in the digestive process, and by the time any nutrients from your drink reach your liver, they will not be in a form that have any cleansing effect. The process does not get rid of gallstones, and drinking oil is very, VERY stupid for someone who has gallstones as fatty foods aggravate the problem and can cause a lot of pain and inflammation.

      Also, no, gallstones are not present in the liver. They can pass from the gallbladder into the stomach (which tends to be very painful - trust me, I've experienced it) but not into the liver. There are no stones in your liver. If you want a healthy liver, drinking epsom salts, olive oil and apple juice is not going to help you in the slightest, and will simply make you feel ill and cause you to pass lumps of undigested solidified oil in your excrement (which people often mistake for 'stones' - hence the myth that this 'detox' flushes out gallstones).

      If you want a healthy liver, then eat healthily, don't consume too much saturated fat and only drink alcohol in moderation. It really is that simple. 'Liver cleansing' is a quack remedy that achieves nothing, and will likely make you feel nauseous and do you more harm than good.

      Think about it: if it was possible to cleanse the liver in this way, doctors would recommend it and health insurance companies would make do this cheap process rather than paying out for them to have bona fide medical treatment.

  46. QUESTION:
    When is it bad to do a liver cleanse?
    I know a fellow that intends to quit drinking in the New Year.I think he should wait a month or two before doing the cleanse.He thinks the sooner the better.He has 18-20 beers nightly. I believe he should heal a little first. I welcome your opinions.Merry Christmas to all.

    • ANSWER:
      Baa-Baa is right regarding the liver cleanse... His liver will cleanse itself if he can just quit tormenting it.

      What is very important is, that he taper down a bit before going cold turkey. Going from 20 drinks a day to zero all at once is very dangerous if it isn't done with medication. Benzo's, Librium, Valium, Xanax etc will greatly reduce the trauma of quitting. Doctors are wary about prescribing these meds to someone who admits he is still drinking, but if you go with him to his doctor and promise you will only allow him to take these meds if he is sober, the doc may agree to give him some.

      Without Benzo's, he must taper back for a period of about a week if he doesn't want to risk seizures and possible death. Get some non-alcoholic beer and let him start on this during the day or early evening. Allow him only 12 light beers per night for 2 days or so; then 8, then 6. Once he's down to 6 light beers per night for a few days, it's probably safe to make the jump to sobriety.

      He should be taking vitamin B-Complex, before, during, and after his reduction/quitting. This can prevent some of the more dangerous effects of withdrawal. If he becomes very ill, or acts strangely during this process, he must be seen by a doctor at once.

      Good Luck & GodSpeed to you both!

  47. QUESTION:
    does having lemon juice first thing in the morning kills sperms ?
    hi i am pretty much concerned after hearing that having lemon juice daily in the mornning with hot water kills sperms.
    as i was doing this for liver cleansing.

    is it true?

    • ANSWER:
      I dont think so... unless you put the lemon juice down your pee hole

  48. QUESTION:
    How long does it take your liver to detox?
    I've been unhealthy for a while now. I eat fast food, take sleep aids, and drink alcohol on a regular basis.
    Bottom line, my liver isn't in peak condition.

    My question is how long does it take the liver to naturally cleanse itself? Does the length of an unhealthy lifestyle complicate the process?

    • ANSWER:
      You've been sucked into a bunch of garbage pseudoscience. Your liver is constantly detoxifying the substances you put into it. Within a few hours of consuming alcohol, your liver has broken it down to harmless compounds and prepared it for excretion from the body.
      Stop thinking in terms of "cleansing" the body. You've been abusing your body with this disgusting lifestyle, but that doesn't mean that you're "dirty," only that your body is overworked and run-down.

  49. QUESTION:
    how to cleanse your liver without pills?
    I want to try a nice liver cleanse, but I'd really like to avoid taking any pills... is there something else I can do? A one-week diet where I eat--this will sound stupid--liver-cleansing foods? :D I'm willing to do anything that doesn't include taking more pills or anything artificial.
    Thank you!

    • ANSWER:
      Heather -
      We "cleanse" 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, raw nuts, vegetables,lean meats, whole grain foods, beans, peas, and brown rice keep a system as healthy as it can be.
      Lots of water ,green tea (antioxidant), and diluted fruit juices.
      Minimal alcohol, caffeine, soda. Read food labels. If you can't pronounce it, don't put it in your body. Some cleanses actually flush out the beneficial bacteria and enzymes in the digestive system.
      Spend your money in the produce department and your body will cleanse itself..
      Good luck.

  50. QUESTION:
    Can young people benefit from kidney and liver cleansing?
    i am a male 21 years old five foot 6inches 154 pounds and is in good health. Ive brought Higasan(liver cleanser blend and Rinosan(kidney cleanser blend. They are made from botanical herb extracts and made by a company called Nuestra Salud. Would I benifit from this and if so can i drink them both together? Also can i mix them together in the same cup?
    i already drunk one cup. will this harm me?

    • ANSWER:
      1. There is no rational reason why you should want to cleanse your liver and kidneys.
      2. There is no evidence that these cleanses work, there is no plausible mechanism for them to work.


does liver cleansing work

Colonic Hydrotherapy Weight Loss

Recently, there's been an outburst of great interest in colon cleaning - being an agent of weight reduction. What lengths is connection relevant?

Colonics is a kind of alternative recovery process where the colon is lightly cleaned of mucus, toxic wastes, sludge, hardened deposits and unwanted organisms. The primary objective of colonics is to help individuals facing issues with their digestive tract. These complaints are manifested in lots of ways like irregularity, wind, fatigue, food allergic reactions, putting on weight, heartburn, hair loss, skin problems, acid reflux and slowness.

Colonics helps patients overcome the above mentioned problems. Because the cause of many illnesses, discomforts and scenarios is based on the colon, patients frequently derive numerous unpredicted returns. Weight reduction is just one of these benefits.

So how exactly does Anaheim colonics help weight reduction:

Colonic irrigation isn't a miracle formula to lose weight. Actually, the primary objective of colonics isn't weight reduction. However, colon cleaning helps weight reduction in many ways.
The most important weight reduction experience is a by which immediate weight reduction happens consequently of eliminating out harmful toxins in the colon. Processed meals, oily, salty meals and meals that contains chemicals clog the colon. These are merely some good examples of meals which are dangerous for that colon. Even individuals who consume a diet wealthy in fruits and veggies aren't beyond risk because several items contain dangerous pesticide sprays and pesticides. These meals aren't removed directly from the colon. They harden and cling towards the spaces and cracks from the colon, where they form huge sediments. When these huge deposits of waste are removed, many people experience immediate weight reduction.A proper digestive tract is at the bottom of excellent health. Healthy digestion means enhanced metabolic process. When meals are absorbed correctly and waste is removed effectively, the likelihood of putting on weight are reduced. It should be appreciated that the sluggish metabolic process is connected with putting on weight. Colonics Anaheim revitalizes the metabolic process.Consequently of the re-energized metabolic process, several advantages are experienced. It's thought that metabolic problems lie at the bottom of food urges. With proper elimination, food urges are controlled. Thus, excess calories don't understand in to the system, stopping putting on weight.Food allergic reactions are recognized to result in putting on weight through fluid retention. Colonics removes fluid retention. Consequently of the, patients frequently feel lighter, slimmer, more healthy and much more energetic. Although fluid retention might not lead to significant putting on weight, it will result in bloating. When excess liquids are removed, patients may feel physical changes for example shedding dress dimensions.
Thus, the advantages of colonics are lots of along with a couple of these directly impact unhealthy weight. For this reason individuals who struggle constantly with unhealthy weight are encouraged to undergo regular colon cleaning.

So if you have been looking for a reliable Anaheim colonic center where you can have the cleaning of your colon and sustain a better health, you can simply go on with http://www.anaheimcolonics.net

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    How safe and effective are colonics? What are the benefits and do they outweigh the risks?
    I have read info about colonics from websites selling their products promising everything from weight loss to headache relief and everything in between, and I know the FDA's negative stand on colonics (as well as most herbal / alternative medicines ), but I would love to hear from someone who has actually done one and experienced any results or harmful effects.

    • ANSWER:
      I had a friend who did it and was pleased with the results. I plan on having one done when I go back to the states in May.

      While it is possible to loose weight from the procedure, this is not the main goal. The main goal of the procedure is to remove parasites from the colon.

      Colonic irrigation is also known as hydrotherapy of the colon, high colonic, entero-lavage, or simply colonic. It is the process of cleansing the colon by passing several gallons of water through it with the use of special equipment. It is similar to an enema but treats the whole colon, not just the lower bowel. This has the effect of flushing out impacted fecal matter, toxins, mucous, and even parasites, that often build up over the passage of time. It is a procedure that should only be undertaken by a qualified practitioner.

      The cost of colonic irrigation treatments varies, but is generally between -70 per session, which may last from 45 minutes to one hour.

  2. QUESTION:
    I have hypo thyroid and I been trying to loose the weight HELP?
    I have gain 45 pounds I have tryed to walk go to the gym and nothing is seeming to work.

    • ANSWER:
      Hi Stacy

      Here is the cause and some remedies to correct it.

      Cause: Hypothyroidism can be caused by food allergies, excess stress, environmental toxins, insufficient exercise, B vitamin deficiencies, lack of iron, lack of digestive enzymes, liver disease, hormone imbalances, and/or parasites. All of these factors need to be screened for and addressed before lasting relief can be achieved.

      Sulfa drugs, lithium, synthetic estrogen, and antihistamines can exacerbate hypothyroidism symptoms. In addition, if you are on thyroid medication, increase calcium supplementation to reduce the risk of bone loss.

      Low thyroid function may also be due to Hashimoto`s disease, a condition in which the body becomes allergic to its own thyroid gland and forms antibodies that attack it, thus lowering thyroid hormone output.

      Caution: If you suspect you are suffering from Hashimoto`s disease, consult a physician immediately.

      --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

      Natural Cures

      Broda Barnes Home Thyroid Test: The following simple test was developed by Broda Barnes, one of the first physicians to recognize the widespread incidence of hypothyroidism. Place a thermometer by the side of your bed before you go to sleep. In the morning before getting out of bed, lie still and place the thermometer under your armpit for 15 minutes, then check your temperature. A temperature below 97.5° F may indicate a problem with the thyroid gland. Take the temperature in this manner for three days, except for the first few days of the menstrual cycle and the middle day of the cycle, and calculate the average temperature. If it is consistently low, it is an indicator that your have hypothyroidism. The lower your body temperature is, the greater your degree of hypothyroidism.

      Diet: Eat an organic, whole foods diet, emphasizing foods that are naturally high in iodine such as fish, kelp, vegetables, and root vegetables (such as potatoes). Also, increase your daily consumption of foods rich in vitamin B complex, such as whole grains and raw nuts and seeds, and foods rich in vitamin A, such as dark green and yellow vegetables. But avoid foods that slow down production of thyroid hormone, such as cabbage, Brussels sprouts, mustard greens, broccoli, turnips, kale, spinach, peaches, and pears.

      Herbs: Mild cases of hypothyroidism can be helped by herbal bitters such as gentian or mugwort, while constipation due to low thyroid function can be improved by yellowdock, butternut, or cascara sagrada. St. John`s wort can also be helpful.

      Homeopathy: Calc carb. in a dose of 1M once a day is very useful for treating hypothyroidism and improving overall thyroid function.

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

      Lifestyle: Regular aerobic exercise can play an important role in helping to regulate thyroid hormone production.

      Nutritional Supplementation: Organic thyroid glandular extracts can help restore normal thyroid function, but should only be used under the supervision of your physician. Other useful nutrients include vitamin A, vitamin B complex, essential fatty acids, iodine, kelp, calcium, magnesium, and zinc.

      Alternative Professional Care: If your symptoms persist despite the above measures, seek the help of a qualified health professional. The following professional care therapies have all been shown to be useful for treating hypothyroidism include: Acupuncture, Biofeedback Training, Cell Therapy, Detoxification Therapy, Environmental Medicine, Homeopathy, Magnetic Field Therapy, Naturopathic Medicine, Osteopathy, Qigong, Traditional Chinese Medicine and Yoga

      Best of health to you.

      Cheers

  3. QUESTION:
    Does Colonic Hydrotherapy help with weight loss?
    Is there any "instant" weight loss.... long term weight loss benefits associates with this treatment?

    • ANSWER:
      NO. It makes you retain more water & then you will be like 800 pounds. Extreme obesity is never a good thing.

  4. QUESTION:
    What makes a 4 year old's TSH level high, but not the T3 and T4?
    She hasn't gained much weight over the past year and has some eye problems. I know these are all signs of hyperthyroidism, but her hormone levels were normal, but not her TSH. She's going to the doctor Friday.

    • ANSWER:
      Hypothyroidism

      Definition: Hypothyroidism is caused by under active production of thyroid hormone by the thyroid gland.

      Symptoms: It is a very common but often overlooked condition with symptoms that include fatigue, weight gain, slowed heart rate, constipation, irritability, sensitivities to cold, mental depression, slowness or slurring of speech, drooping and swollen eyes, swollen face, recurrent infections, increased allergic reactions, headaches, hair loss, brittleness of hair, female problems (such as heavy menstrual flow, painful periods, and premenstrual tension), decreased immune functioning, and calcium metabolism problems. In children, hypothyroidism can also retard normal growth and development. If undiagnosed and untreated, hypothyroidism can cause or contribute to many other recurring or otherwise non-responsive health problems.

      Cause: Hypothyroidism can be caused by food allergies, excess stress, environmental toxins, insufficient exercise, B vitamin deficiencies, lack of iron, lack of digestive enzymes, liver disease, hormone imbalances, and/or parasites. All of these factors need to be screened for and addressed before lasting relief can be achieved.

      Sulfa drugs, lithium, synthetic estrogen, and antihistamines can exacerbate hypothyroidism symptoms. In addition, if you are on thyroid medication, increase calcium supplementation to reduce the risk of bone loss.

      Low thyroid function may also be due to Hashimoto`s disease, a condition in which the body becomes allergic to its own thyroid gland and forms antibodies that attack it, thus lowering thyroid hormone output.

      Caution: If you suspect you are suffering from Hashimoto`s disease, consult a physician immediately.

      --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

      Natural Cures

      Broda Barnes Home Thyroid Test: The following simple test was developed by Broda Barnes, one of the first physicians to recognize the widespread incidence of hypothyroidism. Place a thermometer by the side of your bed before you go to sleep. In the morning before getting out of bed, lie still and place the thermometer under your armpit for 15 minutes, then check your temperature. A temperature below 97.5° F may indicate a problem with the thyroid gland. Take the temperature in this manner for three days, except for the first few days of the menstrual cycle and the middle day of the cycle, and calculate the average temperature. If it is consistently low, it is an indicator that your have hypothyroidism. The lower your body temperature is, the greater your degree of hypothyroidism.

      Diet: Eat an organic, whole foods diet, emphasizing foods that are naturally high in iodine such as fish, kelp, vegetables, and root vegetables (such as potatoes). Also, increase your daily consumption of foods rich in vitamin B complex, such as whole grains and raw nuts and seeds, and foods rich in vitamin A, such as dark green and yellow vegetables. But avoid foods that slow down production of thyroid hormone, such as cabbage, Brussels sprouts, mustard greens, broccoli, turnips, kale, spinach, peaches, and pears.

      Herbs: Mild cases of hypothyroidism can be helped by herbal bitters such as gentian or mugwort, while constipation due to low thyroid function can be improved by yellowdock, butternut, or cascara sagrada. St. John`s wort can also be helpful.

      Homeopathy: Calc carb. in a dose of 1M once a day is very useful for treating hypothyroidism and improving overall thyroid function.

      Hydrotherapy: Hydrotherapy is the application of water, ice, steam and hot and cold temperatures to maintain and restore health. Treatments include full body immersion, steam baths, saunas, sitz baths, colonic irrigation and the application of hot and/or cold compresses. Hydrotherapy is effective for treating a wide range of conditions and can easily be used in the home as part of a self-care program. Many Naturopathic Physicians, Physical Therapists and Day Spas use Hydrotherapy as part of treatment. We suggest several at-home hydrotherapy treatments. Please seek the advice of your alternative health care practitioner before undergoing these procedures to make sure they are appropriate for you.
      *Purified water is essential for any hydrotherapy treatment. Remedies for Treating Chlorinated Bath Water offers clear instructions and recommendations.

      Lifestyle: Regular aerobic exercise can play an important role in helping to regulate thyroid hormone production.

      Nutritional Supplementation: Organic thyroid glandular extracts can help restore normal thyroid function, but should only be used under the supervision of your physician. Other useful nutrients include vitamin A, vitamin B complex, essential fatty acids, iodine, kelp, calcium, magnesium, and zinc.

      Alternative Professional Care: If your symptoms persist despite the above measures, seek the help of a qualified health professional. The following professional care therapies have all been shown to be useful for treating hypothyroidism include: Acupuncture, Biofeedback Training, Cell Therapy, Detoxification Therapy, Environmental Medicine, Homeopathy, Magnetic Field Therapy, Naturopathic Medicine, Osteopathy, Qigong, Traditional Chinese Medicine and Yoga. (See Glossary for descriptions of these Alternative Therapies.)

  5. QUESTION:
    if I am showing signs of thyroid problems should I go to an er? if I dont have health benefits?
    signs I have shown in the past several months;fatigue all the time skin problems weight gain;depression;inability to concentrate

    • ANSWER:
      Hi Bri

      Here are some ideas to fix your thyroid.

      Cause: Hypothyroidism can be caused by food allergies, excess stress, environmental toxins, insufficient exercise, B vitamin deficiencies, lack of iron, lack of digestive enzymes, liver disease, hormone imbalances, and/or parasites. All of these factors need to be screened for and addressed before lasting relief can be achieved.

      Sulfa drugs, lithium, synthetic estrogen, and antihistamines can exacerbate hypothyroidism symptoms. In addition, if you are on thyroid medication, increase calcium supplementation to reduce the risk of bone loss.

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

      Natural Cures

      Broda Barnes Home Thyroid Test: The following simple test was developed by Broda Barnes, one of the first physicians to recognize the widespread incidence of hypothyroidism. Place a thermometer by the side of your bed before you go to sleep. In the morning before getting out of bed, lie still and place the thermometer under your armpit for 15 minutes, then check your temperature. A temperature below 97.5° F may indicate a problem with the thyroid gland. Take the temperature in this manner for three days, except for the first few days of the menstrual cycle and the middle day of the cycle, and calculate the average temperature. If it is consistently low, it is an indicator that your have hypothyroidism. The lower your body temperature is, the greater your degree of hypothyroidism.

      Diet: Eat an organic, whole foods diet, emphasizing foods that are naturally high in iodine such as fish, kelp, vegetables, and root vegetables (such as potatoes). Also, increase your daily consumption of foods rich in vitamin B complex, such as whole grains and raw nuts and seeds, and foods rich in vitamin A, such as dark green and yellow vegetables. But avoid foods that slow down production of thyroid hormone, such as cabbage, Brussels sprouts, mustard greens, broccoli, turnips, kale, spinach, peaches, and pears.

      Herbs: Mild cases of hypothyroidism can be helped by herbal bitters such as gentian or mugwort, while constipation due to low thyroid function can be improved by yellowdock, butternut, or cascara sagrada. St. John`s wort can also be helpful.

      Homeopathy: Calc carb. in a dose of 1M once a day is very useful for treating hypothyroidism and improving overall thyroid function.

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

      Lifestyle: Regular aerobic exercise can play an important role in helping to regulate thyroid hormone production.

      Nutritional Supplementation: Organic thyroid glandular extracts can help restore normal thyroid function, but should only be used under the supervision of your physician. Other useful nutrients include vitamin A, vitamin B complex, essential fatty acids, iodine, kelp, calcium, magnesium, and zinc.

      Best of health to you.

      Cheers

  6. QUESTION:
    Have symptoms of thyroid but doctors tell me no.What is it then?
    I have all the clinically llisted symptoms of having a thyroid problem:weight problem, excessive thirst, dry/brittle hair and nails.,cold hands/feet constantly and tired all the time. my hair is falling out in the handfulls..low blood pressure.. oh heck I can go on and on..does anyone know what else may mimic thyriod symptoms?..because my doctors are no help..
    have been checked for diabetes and am neg..i have been to numerous doctors but i can not seem to find one that really takes me serious and/or are willing to take that extra step.

    • ANSWER:
      Hi Styling

      This could be the answer.

      Symptoms: It is a very common but often overlooked condition with symptoms that include fatigue, weight gain, slowed heart rate, constipation, irritability, sensitivities to cold, mental depression, slowness or slurring of speech, drooping and swollen eyes, swollen face, recurrent infections, increased allergic reactions, headaches, hair loss, brittleness of hair, female problems (such as heavy menstrual flow, painful periods, and premenstrual tension), decreased immune functioning, and calcium metabolism problems. In children, hypothyroidism can also retard normal growth and development. If undiagnosed and untreated, hypothyroidism can cause or contribute to many other recurring or otherwise non-responsive health problems.

      Cause: Hypothyroidism can be caused by food allergies, excess stress, environmental toxins, insufficient exercise, B vitamin deficiencies, lack of iron, lack of digestive enzymes, liver disease, hormone imbalances, and/or parasites. All of these factors need to be screened for and addressed before lasting relief can be achieved.

      Sulfa drugs, lithium, synthetic estrogen, and antihistamines can exacerbate hypothyroidism symptoms. In addition, if you are on thyroid medication, increase calcium supplementation to reduce the risk of bone loss.

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

      Natural Cures

      Broda Barnes Home Thyroid Test: The following simple test was developed by Broda Barnes, one of the first physicians to recognize the widespread incidence of hypothyroidism. Place a thermometer by the side of your bed before you go to sleep. In the morning before getting out of bed, lie still and place the thermometer under your armpit for 15 minutes, then check your temperature. A temperature below 97.5° F may indicate a problem with the thyroid gland. Take the temperature in this manner for three days, except for the first few days of the menstrual cycle and the middle day of the cycle, and calculate the average temperature. If it is consistently low, it is an indicator that your have hypothyroidism. The lower your body temperature is, the greater your degree of hypothyroidism.

      Diet: Eat an organic, whole foods diet, emphasizing foods that are naturally high in iodine such as fish, kelp, vegetables, and root vegetables (such as potatoes). Also, increase your daily consumption of foods rich in vitamin B complex, such as whole grains and raw nuts and seeds, and foods rich in vitamin A, such as dark green and yellow vegetables. But avoid foods that slow down production of thyroid hormone, such as cabbage, Brussels sprouts, mustard greens, broccoli, turnips, kale, spinach, peaches, and pears.

      Herbs: Mild cases of hypothyroidism can be helped by herbal bitters such as gentian or mugwort, while constipation due to low thyroid function can be improved by yellowdock, butternut, or cascara sagrada. St. John`s wort can also be helpful.

      Homeopathy: Calc carb. in a dose of 1M once a day is very useful for treating hypothyroidism and improving overall thyroid function.

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

      Lifestyle: Regular aerobic exercise can play an important role in helping to regulate thyroid hormone production.

      Nutritional Supplementation: Organic thyroid glandular extracts can help restore normal thyroid function, but should only be used under the supervision of your physician. Other useful nutrients include vitamin A, vitamin B complex, essential fatty acids, iodine, kelp, calcium, magnesium, and zinc.

      Best of health to you

      Cheers

  7. QUESTION:
    Anyone ever had colon hydrotherapy?
    I'm suppose to go get my colon cleanse tommorrow. I was wondering if anyone has ever had it done before? Does it really help you start being more regular with your bowel movements. Does it help you loose weight or is it just water weight that comes back on you the next day.

    • ANSWER:
      There is absolutely NO evidence that colonics are useful, much less beneficial. If you look at the "research" advocating colonic use you will find that these unregulated manufacturers are paying people to do research that is slanted to their side.

      There are many side-effects to using colon cleansing materials. They are really nothing more than an enema. There are numerous valid scientific articles on the dangers of misusing enemas. Overuse of enemas, or colonics, can disrupt the normal bacterial flora of the intestinal tract, upset the electrolyte balance, and affect absorption. There is no correlation between weight loss and colonics.

      Don't trust your health to preparations that are purchased over-the-counter with little to no safeguards.

  8. QUESTION:
    What causes hypoparathyroidism?

    • ANSWER:
      Hi Lynn

      Here is your answer and solutions to the issue.

      Definition: Hypothyroidism is caused by under active production of thyroid hormone by the thyroid gland.

      Symptoms: It is a very common but often overlooked condition with symptoms that include fatigue, weight gain, slowed heart rate, constipation, irritability, sensitivities to cold, mental depression, slowness or slurring of speech, drooping and swollen eyes, swollen face, recurrent infections, increased allergic reactions, headaches, hair loss, brittleness of hair, female problems (such as heavy menstrual flow, painful periods, and premenstrual tension), decreased immune functioning, and calcium metabolism problems. In children, hypothyroidism can also retard normal growth and development. If undiagnosed and untreated, hypothyroidism can cause or contribute to many other recurring or otherwise non-responsive health problems.

      Cause: Hypothyroidism can be caused by food allergies, excess stress, environmental toxins, insufficient exercise, B vitamin deficiencies, lack of iron, lack of digestive enzymes, liver disease, hormone imbalances, and/or parasites. All of these factors need to be screened for and addressed before lasting relief can be achieved.

      Sulfa drugs, lithium, synthetic estrogen, and antihistamines can exacerbate hypothyroidism symptoms. In addition, if you are on thyroid medication, increase calcium supplementation to reduce the risk of bone loss.

      Low thyroid function may also be due to Hashimoto`s disease, a condition in which the body becomes allergic to its own thyroid gland and forms antibodies that attack it, thus lowering thyroid hormone output.

      Caution: If you suspect you are suffering from Hashimoto`s disease, consult a physician immediately.

      --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

      Natural Cures

      Broda Barnes Home Thyroid Test: The following simple test was developed by Broda Barnes, one of the first physicians to recognize the widespread incidence of hypothyroidism. Place a thermometer by the side of your bed before you go to sleep. In the morning before getting out of bed, lie still and place the thermometer under your armpit for 15 minutes, then check your temperature. A temperature below 97.5° F may indicate a problem with the thyroid gland. Take the temperature in this manner for three days, except for the first few days of the menstrual cycle and the middle day of the cycle, and calculate the average temperature. If it is consistently low, it is an indicator that your have hypothyroidism. The lower your body temperature is, the greater your degree of hypothyroidism.

      Diet: Eat an organic, whole foods diet, emphasizing foods that are naturally high in iodine such as fish, kelp, vegetables, and root vegetables (such as potatoes). Also, increase your daily consumption of foods rich in vitamin B complex, such as whole grains and raw nuts and seeds, and foods rich in vitamin A, such as dark green and yellow vegetables. But avoid foods that slow down production of thyroid hormone, such as cabbage, Brussels sprouts, mustard greens, broccoli, turnips, kale, spinach, peaches, and pears.

      Herbs: Mild cases of hypothyroidism can be helped by herbal bitters such as gentian or mugwort, while constipation due to low thyroid function can be improved by yellowdock, butternut, or cascara sagrada. St. John`s wort can also be helpful.

      Homeopathy: Calc carb. in a dose of 1M once a day is very useful for treating hypothyroidism and improving overall thyroid function.

      Hydrotherapy: Hydrotherapy is the application of water, ice, steam and hot and cold temperatures to maintain and restore health. Treatments include full body immersion, steam baths, saunas, sitz baths, colonic irrigation and the application of hot and/or cold compresses. Hydrotherapy is effective for treating a wide range of conditions and can easily be used in the home as part of a self-care program. Many Naturopathic Physicians, Physical Therapists and Day Spas use Hydrotherapy as part of treatment. We suggest several at-home hydrotherapy treatments. Please seek the advice of your alternative health care practitioner before undergoing these procedures to make sure they are appropriate for you.
      *Purified water is essential for any hydrotherapy treatment. Remedies for Treating Chlorinated Bath Water offers clear instructions and recommendations.

      Lifestyle: Regular aerobic exercise can play an important role in helping to regulate thyroid hormone production.

      Nutritional Supplementation: Organic thyroid glandular extracts can help restore normal thyroid function, but should only be used under the supervision of your physician. Other useful nutrients include vitamin A, vitamin B complex, essential fatty acids, iodine, kelp, calcium, magnesium, and zinc.

      Alternative Professional Care: If your symptoms persist despite the above measures, seek the help of a qualified health professional. The following professional care therapies have all been shown to be useful for treating hypothyroidism include: Acupuncture, Biofeedback Training, Cell Therapy, Detoxification Therapy, Environmental Medicine, Homeopathy, Magnetic Field Therapy, Naturopathic Medicine, Osteopathy, Qigong, Traditional Chinese Medicine and Yoga. (See Glossary for descriptions of these Alternative Therapies.)

      Best of health to you.

      Cheers

  9. QUESTION:
    I am suffering from severe hypothyroidism?
    This lead to weight gain, irregular cycles, difficulty in conceiving. I am presently medicated with Eltroxin 200mg. Please tell me what food can I eat [ indian recipes ONLY ].

    • ANSWER:
      Hi Baby

      Here are some ideas to help with the healing process.

      Cause: Hypothyroidism can be caused by food allergies, excess stress, environmental toxins, insufficient exercise, B vitamin deficiencies, lack of iron, lack of digestive enzymes, liver disease, hormone imbalances, and/or parasites. All of these factors need to be screened for and addressed before lasting relief can be achieved.

      Sulfa drugs, lithium, synthetic estrogen, and antihistamines can exacerbate hypothyroidism symptoms. In addition, if you are on thyroid medication, increase calcium supplementation to reduce the risk of bone loss.

      Low thyroid function may also be due to Hashimoto`s disease, a condition in which the body becomes allergic to its own thyroid gland and forms antibodies that attack it, thus lowering thyroid hormone output.

      --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

      Natural Cures

      Broda Barnes Home Thyroid Test: The following simple test was developed by Broda Barnes, one of the first physicians to recognize the widespread incidence of hypothyroidism. Place a thermometer by the side of your bed before you go to sleep. In the morning before getting out of bed, lie still and place the thermometer under your armpit for 15 minutes, then check your temperature. A temperature below 97.5° F may indicate a problem with the thyroid gland. Take the temperature in this manner for three days, except for the first few days of the menstrual cycle and the middle day of the cycle, and calculate the average temperature. If it is consistently low, it is an indicator that your have hypothyroidism. The lower your body temperature is, the greater your degree of hypothyroidism.

      Diet: Eat an organic, whole foods diet, emphasizing foods that are naturally high in iodine such as fish, kelp, vegetables, and root vegetables (such as potatoes). Also, increase your daily consumption of foods rich in vitamin B complex, such as whole grains and raw nuts and seeds, and foods rich in vitamin A, such as dark green and yellow vegetables. But avoid foods that slow down production of thyroid hormone, such as cabbage, Brussels sprouts, mustard greens, broccoli, turnips, kale, spinach, peaches, and pears.

      Herbs: Mild cases of hypothyroidism can be helped by herbal bitters such as gentian or mugwort, while constipation due to low thyroid function can be improved by yellowdock, butternut, or cascara sagrada. St. John`s wort can also be helpful.

      Homeopathy: Calc carb. in a dose of 1M once a day is very useful for treating hypothyroidism and improving overall thyroid function.

      Hydrotherapy: Hydrotherapy is the application of water, ice, steam and hot and cold temperatures to maintain and restore health. Treatments include full body immersion, steam baths, saunas, sitz baths, colonic irrigation and the application of hot and/or cold compresses. Hydrotherapy is effective for treating a wide range of conditions and can easily be used in the home as part of a self-care program. Many Naturopathic Physicians, Physical Therapists and Day Spas use Hydrotherapy as part of treatment. I suggest several at-home hydrotherapy treatments.

      Lifestyle: Regular aerobic exercise can play an important role in helping to regulate thyroid hormone production.

      Nutritional Supplementation: Organic thyroid glandular extracts can help restore normal thyroid function, but should only be used under the supervision of your physician. Other useful nutrients include vitamin A, vitamin B complex, essential fatty acids, iodine, kelp, calcium, magnesium, and zinc.

      Alternative Professional Care: If your symptoms persist despite the above measures, seek the help of a qualified health professional. The following professional care therapies have all been shown to be useful for treating hypothyroidism include: Acupuncture, Biofeedback Training, Cell Therapy, Detoxification Therapy, Environmental Medicine, Homeopathy, Magnetic Field Therapy, Naturopathic Medicine, Osteopathy, Qigong, Traditional Chinese Medicine and Yoga.

      Best of health to you

      Cheers

  10. QUESTION:
    Has anyone here taken ALLI (the diet aid) what was your experience....?
    I am about to start taking Alli the weight loss pill in about 2 weeks time. I think I'm a good candidate for this to work well as I know how to eat healthily (am on Weight watchers) and exercise 5 times a week but sadly have very little will power and never manage to lose weight as I binge alot (will be perfect and then ruin it all with a massive binge) and no this will never change so Alli will MAKE me stop doing this and then I will stop the binging and lose the weight I need to lose (24 pounds),

    ANYWAY I would really like to hear from people that have actually taken ALLI or know people that have:
    - What were you experiences
    - Did it work for you (how much did you lose, timescales etc)
    - Did the side effects only happen when you ate stupid (as in high fat) things
    - If you follow the guidelines on the medications will you avoid the treatment effects?

    Any Informationon would be really great

    And in the nicest way unless you have used it or know someone that has used saying just 'diet and excercise' isn't really what I want answering I know this is what I need to do and am - but at the end of the day I simply dont have the willpower to stop the Binges so need something like this to force me to stop!!

    Oh and sorry to be gross but do you think it is a good idea to do have colonic hydrotherapy before staing to take the pill as I have heard that eve if you eat perfectly once starting the pill you will still get the treatment effects if you have eaten badly beofre startig as that fat will be flushed out I was thinking a colonic would get rid of this???

    • ANSWER:
      MY friend used it when it was prescribed by her GP. She had some embarrassing experiences and stopped taking it. She described times when she had wind but had diarrhea as well. Be prepared I think it works but you have to be careful not to have fatty foods. She also described that the fatty food passed into the toilet and it was bad.

      Just watch the foods your eat and wear panty liners to prevent embarrassment.

      Good luck.

  11. QUESTION:
    Has anyone ever had colon hydrotherapy?
    What was your experience like? Is it painful? Was it worth it? Any bad side effects?

    • ANSWER:
      I've had it a few times, it wasn't painful at all and and I felt much better afterward with no side effects. Was it worth it? It was to me. The thing to remember is they're just flushing you out with water. If somebody is charging more than about they're ripping you off. Any advertisement of special concoctions or aligning your ying & yang or promises of weight loss is all hooey.

      Home colonic units are also available.

  12. QUESTION:
    would it be possible for me to have hydrotherapy?
    06/16/92 , 188 pounds, Male

    i was reading up on it, apparently you can lose 10 pounds easily. I know its all body waist but i remember i was watching *Dr. Oz* on TV and he said the if u clear the body waist slowly your waist will shrink. I don't remember exactly what he said but it was something like that.
    Also if u know how much it would cost me
    thx :)

    • ANSWER:
      I think you may be confusing hydrotherapy with a colonic.

      Hydrotherapy involves using water that is either heated or chilled to treat medical conditions by inducing a thermoregulatory effect. It's commonly used to treat fevers as well as joint inflammation and pain.

      Colonic hydrotherapy, more commonly known as a colonic irrigation, involves injecting water into the colon, sometimes with oral regimens of laxatives and a modified diet to completely empty the colon of supposed accumulated waste material that adheres to the lining of the colon and is not eliminated during defecation.

      This supposedly retained material is thought to pose a health risk. This theory dates back to ancient Greece and Egypt and has been completely discredited and found to be lacking in scientific validity and when not done properly, can result in serious cardiac complications and life threatening electrolyte imbalances..

      That said, it has become a fashionable way to rapidly lose weight since it evacuates the colon of all weight and often pulls water from the vascular tree into the colon as well. Any apparent weight loss is temporary - until the next time you eat and fecal material collects in the bowel.

      If you want to lose weight, I would forget hydrotherapy and concentrate on diet and exercise. it's much better for you, and it actually works.

  13. QUESTION:
    Crohns disease, what can I do?
    Im 14 and recently got crohns. I am currently on methotrexate, lialda, the scd diet, fish oils and probiotics. I need to know anything im missing that I can do. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

    • ANSWER:
      I drink Alpine tea which is a gentle laxative tea every day and eat a couple of rows of chocolate each day. I stopped eating carbs all the time like potatoes and bread because it can block you up. Eat lots of vegetables and I started eating gluten free which is actually really good for your digestive system. There is also a really gentle procedure you can get done at most beauty places which rinses? out your bow and even helps weight loss and it doesn't hurt at all it's actually quite relaxing. It's called colonic hydrotherapy try Bowen therapy too. Primrose and olive leaf oil help too. Good luck

  14. QUESTION:
    Is There A Diet That Can Help With Thyroid Problems?
    I'M 27 AND I THINK I HAVE A THYROID PROBLEM- MY MOM HAS A THYROID PROBLEM( SHE IS ON SENTHYROID FOR THE REST OF HER LIFE - SHES 58 YRS OLD- SHE HAS BEEN ON IT FOR LIKE 5 YEARS) MY COUSIN HAS A THYROID PROBLEM( SHE HAS IT REALLY BAD) - I AM ALWAYS COLD
    I HAVE ALL THE SYMPTOMS- I DONT WANT TO BE ON MEDICATION FOR THE REST OF MY LIFE IF I HAVE IT.
    IF ANY OF U PEOPLE KNOW ABOUT THYROID PROBLEMS PLEASE POST BACK -THANK YOU SOO MUCH AND HAVE A GREAT DAY :):):):):):):

    • ANSWER:
      Hi cuddly

      Here are soem remedies, if you are referring to

      Hypothyroidism

      Definition: Hypothyroidism is caused by under active production of thyroid hormone by the thyroid gland.

      Symptoms: It is a very common but often overlooked condition with symptoms that include fatigue, weight gain, slowed heart rate, constipation, irritability, sensitivities to cold, mental depression, slowness or slurring of speech, drooping and swollen eyes, swollen face, recurrent infections, increased allergic reactions, headaches, hair loss, brittleness of hair, female problems (such as heavy menstrual flow, painful periods, and premenstrual tension), decreased immune functioning, and calcium metabolism problems. In children, hypothyroidism can also retard normal growth and development. If undiagnosed and untreated, hypothyroidism can cause or contribute to many other recurring or otherwise non-responsive health problems.

      Cause: Hypothyroidism can be caused by food allergies, excess stress, environmental toxins, insufficient exercise, B vitamin deficiencies, lack of iron, lack of digestive enzymes, liver disease, hormone imbalances, and/or parasites. All of these factors need to be screened for and addressed before lasting relief can be achieved.

      Sulfa drugs, lithium, synthetic estrogen, and antihistamines can exacerbate hypothyroidism symptoms. In addition, if you are on thyroid medication, increase calcium supplementation to reduce the risk of bone loss.

      Low thyroid function may also be due to Hashimoto`s disease, a condition in which the body becomes allergic to its own thyroid gland and forms antibodies that attack it, thus lowering thyroid hormone output.

      Caution: If you suspect you are suffering from Hashimoto`s disease, consult a physician immediately.

      --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

      Natural Cures

      Broda Barnes Home Thyroid Test: The following simple test was developed by Broda Barnes, one of the first physicians to recognize the widespread incidence of hypothyroidism. Place a thermometer by the side of your bed before you go to sleep. In the morning before getting out of bed, lie still and place the thermometer under your armpit for 15 minutes, then check your temperature. A temperature below 97.5° F may indicate a problem with the thyroid gland. Take the temperature in this manner for three days, except for the first few days of the menstrual cycle and the middle day of the cycle, and calculate the average temperature. If it is consistently low, it is an indicator that your have hypothyroidism. The lower your body temperature is, the greater your degree of hypothyroidism.

      Diet: Eat an organic, whole foods diet, emphasizing foods that are naturally high in iodine such as fish, kelp, vegetables, and root vegetables (such as potatoes). Also, increase your daily consumption of foods rich in vitamin B complex, such as whole grains and raw nuts and seeds, and foods rich in vitamin A, such as dark green and yellow vegetables. But avoid foods that slow down production of thyroid hormone, such as cabbage, Brussels sprouts, mustard greens, broccoli, turnips, kale, spinach, peaches, and pears.

      Herbs: Mild cases of hypothyroidism can be helped by herbal bitters such as gentian or mugwort, while constipation due to low thyroid function can be improved by yellowdock, butternut, or cascara sagrada. St. John`s wort can also be helpful.

      Homeopathy: Calc carb. in a dose of 1M once a day is very useful for treating hypothyroidism and improving overall thyroid function.

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

      Lifestyle: Regular aerobic exercise can play an important role in helping to regulate thyroid hormone production.

      Nutritional Supplementation: Organic thyroid glandular extracts can help restore normal thyroid function, but should only be used under the supervision of your physician. Other useful nutrients include vitamin A, vitamin B complex, essential fatty acids, iodine, kelp, calcium, magnesium, and zinc.

      Alternative Professional Care: If your symptoms persist despite the above measures, seek the help of a qualified health professional. The following professional care therapies have all been shown to be useful for treating hypothyroidism include: Acupuncture, Biofeedback Training, Cell Therapy, Detoxification Therapy, Environmental Medicine, Homeopathy, Magnetic Field Therapy, Naturopathic Medicine, Osteopathy, Qigong, Traditional Chinese Medicine and Yoga.

      Best of health to both of you

      Cheers

  15. QUESTION:
    does any body know wer i can get a clonic massage in manchester/derbyshire?

    • ANSWER:
      Check the following sites.

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  16. QUESTION:
    I need info about hypothyroidism. Has anyone been had this and been treated? Did you gain weight?
    If you gained weight, did you lose it quickly after getting treatment? What are the dangers? What about going untreated for like four years?

    • ANSWER:
      Hi Fallen Angel (I dont think youve fallen)

      Here are some ideas to heal your condition.

      Cause: Hypothyroidism can be caused by food allergies, excess stress, environmental toxins, insufficient exercise, B vitamin deficiencies, lack of iron, lack of digestive enzymes, liver disease, hormone imbalances, and/or parasites. All of these factors need to be screened for and addressed before lasting relief can be achieved.

      Sulfa drugs, lithium, synthetic estrogen, and antihistamines can exacerbate hypothyroidism symptoms. In addition, if you are on thyroid medication, increase calcium supplementation to reduce the risk of bone loss.

      --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

      Natural Cures

      Broda Barnes Home Thyroid Test: The following simple test was developed by Broda Barnes, one of the first physicians to recognize the widespread incidence of hypothyroidism. Place a thermometer by the side of your bed before you go to sleep. In the morning before getting out of bed, lie still and place the thermometer under your armpit for 15 minutes, then check your temperature. A temperature below 97.5° F may indicate a problem with the thyroid gland. Take the temperature in this manner for three days, except for the first few days of the menstrual cycle and the middle day of the cycle, and calculate the average temperature. If it is consistently low, it is an indicator that your have hypothyroidism. The lower your body temperature is, the greater your degree of hypothyroidism.

      Diet: Eat an organic, whole foods diet, emphasizing foods that are naturally high in iodine such as fish, kelp, vegetables, and root vegetables (such as potatoes). Also, increase your daily consumption of foods rich in vitamin B complex, such as whole grains and raw nuts and seeds, and foods rich in vitamin A, such as dark green and yellow vegetables. But avoid foods that slow down production of thyroid hormone, such as cabbage, Brussels sprouts, mustard greens, broccoli, turnips, kale, spinach, peaches, and pears.

      Herbs: Mild cases of hypothyroidism can be helped by herbal bitters such as gentian or mugwort, while constipation due to low thyroid function can be improved by yellowdock, butternut, or cascara sagrada. St. John`s wort can also be helpful.

      Homeopathy: Calc carb. in a dose of 1M once a day is very useful for treating hypothyroidism and improving overall thyroid function.

      Hydrotherapy: Hydrotherapy is the application of water, ice, steam and hot and cold temperatures to maintain and restore health. Treatments include full body immersion, steam baths, saunas, sitz baths, colonic irrigation and the application of hot and/or cold compresses. Hydrotherapy is effective for treating a wide range of conditions and can easily be used in the home as part of a self-care program. Many Naturopathic Physicians, Physical Therapists and Day Spas use Hydrotherapy as part of treatment. I suggest several at-home hydrotherapy treatments.

      Lifestyle: Regular aerobic exercise can play an important role in helping to regulate thyroid hormone production.

      Nutritional Supplementation: Organic thyroid glandular extracts can help restore normal thyroid function, but should only be used under the supervision of your physician. Other useful nutrients include vitamin A, vitamin B complex, essential fatty acids, iodine, kelp, calcium, magnesium, and zinc.

      Alternative Professional Care: If your symptoms persist despite the above measures, seek the help of a qualified health professional. The following professional care therapies have all been shown to be useful for treating hypothyroidism include: Acupuncture, Biofeedback Training, Cell Therapy, Detoxification Therapy, Environmental Medicine, Homeopathy, Magnetic Field Therapy, Naturopathic Medicine, Osteopathy, Qigong, Traditional Chinese Medicine and Yoga

      Best of health to you

  17. QUESTION:
    Underactive Thyroid for a 14 year old male?
    I went to the doctors about a week ago, because I was tired of being so fat. I never had any energy at all, barely enough to get out of bed and go to school. I finally decided to go to the doctors and see about a diet. I had to get a blood test done, and supposily they told me that one of my thyroid hormones are working, and the other one is all weird, and like doesn't work. They're not going to put me on the pills for it yet, because they want me to have an ultrasound done on my thyroid first. I'm really scared. Will I stay fat forever? I thought I was fat because I eat so much, and I have been fat (not just 10-20 lbs overweight) since I was around 3 years old.. (I had pheumonia when I was 2, and it seemed after I got over it I started to get a huge appitite)..

    Would anyone be able to recommend anything?
    Will I alwyas be fat?
    Once I take the thyroid pill, and see the dietitan about a diet plan/exercise plan that works for me.. will I eventually loose weight?? [I'm 5'11 and 14]

    • ANSWER:
      Hi Adam

      Here are some ideas to heal your condition. It will take some work and education on your part to learn some of these methods, but they work without using drugs which Surpress the issue instead of healing it.

      Cause: Hypothyroidism can be caused by food allergies, excess stress, environmental toxins, insufficient exercise, B vitamin deficiencies, lack of iron, lack of digestive enzymes, liver disease, hormone imbalances, and/or parasites. All of these factors need to be screened for and addressed before lasting relief can be achieved.

      Sulfa drugs, lithium, synthetic estrogen, and antihistamines can exacerbate hypothyroidism symptoms. In addition, if you are on thyroid medication, increase calcium supplementation to reduce the risk of bone loss.

      Low thyroid function may also be due to Hashimoto`s disease, a condition in which the body becomes allergic to its own thyroid gland and forms antibodies that attack it, thus lowering thyroid hormone output.

      --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

      Natural Cures

      Diet: Eat an organic, whole foods diet, emphasizing foods that are naturally high in iodine such as fish, kelp, vegetables, and root vegetables (such as potatoes). Also, increase your daily consumption of foods rich in vitamin B complex, such as whole grains and raw nuts and seeds, and foods rich in vitamin A, such as dark green and yellow vegetables. But avoid foods that slow down production of thyroid hormone, such as cabbage, Brussels sprouts, mustard greens, broccoli, turnips, kale, spinach, peaches, and pears.

      Herbs: Mild cases of hypothyroidism can be helped by herbal bitters such as gentian or mugwort, while constipation due to low thyroid function can be improved by yellowdock, butternut, or cascara sagrada. St. John`s wort can also be helpful. Great Idea to do a colon and liver cleanse to push out the toxins in the blood.

      Homeopathy: Calc carb. in a dose of 1M once a day is very useful for treating hypothyroidism and improving overall thyroid function.

      Hydrotherapy: Hydrotherapy is the application of water, ice, steam and hot and cold temperatures to maintain and restore health. Treatments include full body immersion, steam baths, saunas, sitz baths, colonic irrigation and the application of hot and/or cold compresses. Hydrotherapy is effective for treating a wide range of conditions and can easily be used in the home as part of a self-care program. Many Naturopathic Physicians, Physical Therapists and Day Spas use Hydrotherapy as part of treatment. I suggest several at-home hydrotherapy treatments.

      Lifestyle: Regular aerobic exercise can play an important role in helping to regulate thyroid hormone production.

      Nutritional Supplementation: Organic thyroid glandular extracts can help restore normal thyroid function, but should only be used under the supervision of your physician. Other useful nutrients include vitamin A, vitamin B complex, essential fatty acids, iodine, kelp, calcium, magnesium, and zinc.

      Best of health to you

  18. QUESTION:
    Do hydroCOLONICS (colon therapy) really work?
    I'm in NYC and thinking about getting a few sessions..but they are quite pricey...in the 0-150/per session range. However, I have struggled with cravings and allover sluggishness. I feel like it could possibly kick start my weight loss if I continue to eat healthy afterwards...I was thinking perhaps my body would absorb nutrients better. My two guy friends go it done (once a week for about 2 months) and ended up losing 20-25 pounds in a 3 month span after that. I'm not looking to find an easy way out...but are they reallllly worth it? ..or just a gimmick?

    • ANSWER:
      I have had colon hydrotherapy before and find it very useful. http://www.colonhealth.net/colon_hydrotherapy/chthrapy.htm
      You can find some video on YouTube if you want to see what a session is like. Here are the reasons I use it.
      Although, good fiber, good bacteria, and healthy living will do the same thing over time, I like a good kick start especially when my living hasn't been so healthy. CH is a good way to clear the deck and start fresh. It helps to quickly clear out accumulated waste, gas, bacteria (good and bad so you need to put the good back when you have one done http://www.natren.com/healthy_trinity.asp and http://www.newchapter.com/products/all-flora ) and yeast. I don't know if you feel "cleaner" when done but certainly "lighter" and I have found my thinking is less cloudy, my spirit feels lighter and my outlook just generally improves. Once the colonic is done I'm sure to eat light for the next day or two with plenty of raw fruits and vegi's. I use colonics as a mini cleanse about 4-5 times a year. You could continue eating frequent small meals high in raw fruits and vegi's, getting at least 25 grams of fiber per day, drinking at least 1/2 your body weight in ounces of water everyday, and eating whole grains (brown rice, whole or steel cut oats, barley, millet, quinoa, etc.) instead of processed flour products and sugar.

      You would likely be very pleased with the results from this.

  19. QUESTION:
    Taking meds for hypothyroid hashimotos's but still having symptoms, tired, irratible, emotional, weight gain..
    Am I crazy or shouldn't these symptoms go away with treatment with meds? My levels are fine with the dose I am taking. Or is it possible I could also have an adrenal gland or cortisol problem? Oh and I also am experiencing shortness of breathe and some heart palpitations.

    • ANSWER:
      Hi There

      Here are some remedies to help the healing process. Medication surpress' symptoms not heal them. I wish the doctors were educated on that. Be sure to do a colon and liver cleanse to clean out the toxins in the body.

      Cause: Hypothyroidism can be caused by food allergies, excess stress, environmental toxins, insufficient exercise, B vitamin deficiencies, lack of iron, lack of digestive enzymes, liver disease, hormone imbalances, and/or parasites. All of these factors need to be screened for and addressed before lasting relief can be achieved.

      Sulfa drugs, lithium, synthetic estrogen, and antihistamines can exacerbate hypothyroidism symptoms. In addition, if you are on thyroid medication, increase calcium supplementation to reduce the risk of bone loss.

      Low thyroid function may also be due to Hashimoto`s disease, a condition in which the body becomes allergic to its own thyroid gland and forms antibodies that attack it, thus lowering thyroid hormone output.

      ---------------------------------------------------------------------------

      Natural Cures

      Diet: Eat an organic, whole foods diet, emphasizing foods that are naturally high in iodine such as fish, kelp, vegetables, and root vegetables (such as potatoes). Also, increase your daily consumption of foods rich in vitamin B complex, such as whole grains and raw nuts and seeds, and foods rich in vitamin A, such as dark green and yellow vegetables. But avoid foods that slow down production of thyroid hormone, such as cabbage, Brussels sprouts, mustard greens, broccoli, turnips, kale, spinach, peaches, and pears.

      Herbs: Mild cases of hypothyroidism can be helped by herbal bitters such as gentian or mugwort, while constipation due to low thyroid function can be improved by yellowdock, butternut, or cascara sagrada. St. John`s wort can also be helpful.

      Homeopathy: Calc carb. in a dose of 1M once a day is very useful for treating hypothyroidism and improving overall thyroid function.

      Hydrotherapy: Hydrotherapy is the application of water, ice, steam and hot and cold temperatures to maintain and restore health. Treatments include full body immersion, steam baths, saunas, sitz baths, colonic irrigation and the application of hot and/or cold compresses. Hydrotherapy is effective for treating a wide range of conditions and can easily be used in the home as part of a self-care program. Many Naturopathic Physicians, Physical Therapists and Day Spas use Hydrotherapy as part of treatment. I suggest several at-home hydrotherapy treatments.

      Lifestyle: Regular aerobic exercise can play an important role in helping to regulate thyroid hormone production.

      Nutritional Supplementation: Organic thyroid glandular extracts can help restore normal thyroid function, but should only be used under the supervision of your physician. Other useful nutrients include vitamin A, vitamin B complex, essential fatty acids, iodine, kelp, calcium, magnesium, and zinc.

      Alternative Professional Care: If your symptoms persist despite the above measures, seek the help of a qualified health professional. The following professional care therapies have all been shown to be useful for treating hypothyroidism include: Acupuncture, Biofeedback Training, Cell Therapy, Detoxification Therapy, Environmental Medicine, Homeopathy, Magnetic Field Therapy, Naturopathic Medicine, Osteopathy, Qigong, Traditional Chinese Medicine and Yoga.

      Info on naturalcures.com

      Best of health to you

  20. QUESTION:
    I have hypothyroid. my levels are fine but ..?
    gaining weight. what Appetite supp. can I take safely? Doc won't help. I have begged even. I am always hungery. I try my best to no eat but so very hard.
    gaining weight. what Appetite supp. can I take safely? Doc won't help. I have begged even. I am always hungery. I try my best to no eat but so very hard I should have also said that I walk 5 miles a day and bike 5 mile everyotherday and on the others do areobics for a hour. I do not eat over 1200 calories 27 fat grams and 60 to 90 carbs a day. I eat 5 to 6 small meals a day.

    • ANSWER:
      Hi Cry 7-24

      Here are some ideas to get healed.

      Cause: Hypothyroidism can be caused by food allergies, excess stress, environmental toxins, insufficient exercise, B vitamin deficiencies, lack of iron, lack of digestive enzymes, liver disease, hormone imbalances, and/or parasites. All of these factors need to be screened for and addressed before lasting relief can be achieved.

      Sulfa drugs, lithium, synthetic estrogen, and antihistamines can exacerbate hypothyroidism symptoms. In addition, if you are on thyroid medication, increase calcium supplementation to reduce the risk of bone loss.

      Low thyroid function may also be due to Hashimoto`s disease, a condition in which the body becomes allergic to its own thyroid gland and forms antibodies that attack it, thus lowering thyroid hormone output.

      --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

      Natural Cures

      Diet: Eat an organic, whole foods diet, emphasizing foods that are naturally high in iodine such as fish, kelp, vegetables, and root vegetables (such as potatoes). Also, increase your daily consumption of foods rich in vitamin B complex, such as whole grains and raw nuts and seeds, and foods rich in vitamin A, such as dark green and yellow vegetables. But avoid foods that slow down production of thyroid hormone, such as cabbage, Brussels sprouts, mustard greens, broccoli, turnips, kale, spinach, peaches, and pears.

      Herbs: Mild cases of hypothyroidism can be helped by herbal bitters such as gentian or mugwort, while constipation due to low thyroid function can be improved by yellowdock, butternut, or cascara sagrada. St. John`s wort can also be helpful.

      Homeopathy: Calc carb. in a dose of 1M once a day is very useful for treating hypothyroidism and improving overall thyroid function.

      Hydrotherapy: Hydrotherapy is the application of water, ice, steam and hot and cold temperatures to maintain and restore health. Treatments include full body immersion, steam baths, saunas, sitz baths, colonic irrigation and the application of hot and/or cold compresses. Hydrotherapy is effective for treating a wide range of conditions and can easily be used in the home as part of a self-care program. Many Naturopathic Physicians, Physical Therapists and Day Spas use Hydrotherapy as part of treatment. I suggest several at-home hydrotherapy treatments.

      Lifestyle: Regular aerobic exercise can play an important role in helping to regulate thyroid hormone production.

      Nutritional Supplementation: Organic thyroid glandular extracts can help restore normal thyroid function, but should only be used under the supervision of your physician. Other useful nutrients include vitamin A, vitamin B complex, essential fatty acids, iodine, kelp, calcium, magnesium, and zinc.

      Alternative Professional Care: If your symptoms persist despite the above measures, seek the help of a qualified health professional. The following professional care therapies have all been shown to be useful for treating hypothyroidism include: Acupuncture, Biofeedback Training, Cell Therapy, Detoxification Therapy, Environmental Medicine, Homeopathy, Magnetic Field Therapy, Naturopathic Medicine, Osteopathy, Qigong, Traditional Chinese Medicine and Yoga.

      Best of health to you

  21. QUESTION:
    hypo thyroid?
    what can I take to bring my energy up while on levothyroxine? lose weight would be good too.

    • ANSWER:
      Hi AJ

      Here are some remedies to correct your health.

      Cause: Hypothyroidism can be caused by food allergies, excess stress, environmental toxins, insufficient exercise, B vitamin deficiencies, lack of iron, lack of digestive enzymes, liver disease, hormone imbalances, and/or parasites. All of these factors need to be screened for and addressed before lasting relief can be achieved.

      Sulfa drugs, lithium, synthetic estrogen, and antihistamines can exacerbate hypothyroidism symptoms. In addition, if you are on thyroid medication, increase calcium supplementation to reduce the risk of bone loss.

      Low thyroid function may also be due to Hashimoto`s disease, a condition in which the body becomes allergic to its own thyroid gland and forms antibodies that attack it, thus lowering thyroid hormone output.

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      Natural Cures

      Detoxification: Colon, liver, and Kidney cleanses are very beneficial for the thyroid.

      Diet: Eat an organic, whole foods diet, emphasizing foods that are naturally high in iodine such as fish, kelp, vegetables, and root vegetables (such as potatoes). Also, increase your daily consumption of foods rich in vitamin B complex, such as whole grains and raw nuts and seeds, and foods rich in vitamin A, such as dark green and yellow vegetables. But avoid foods that slow down production of thyroid hormone, such as cabbage, Brussels sprouts, mustard greens, broccoli, turnips, kale, spinach, peaches, and pears.

      Herbs: Mild cases of hypothyroidism can be helped by herbal bitters such as gentian or mugwort, while constipation due to low thyroid function can be improved by yellowdock, butternut, or cascara sagrada. St. John`s wort can also be helpful.

      Homeopathy: Calc carb. in a dose of 1M once a day is very useful for treating hypothyroidism and improving overall thyroid function.

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

      Lifestyle: Regular aerobic exercise can play an important role in helping to regulate thyroid hormone production.

      Nutritional Supplementation: Organic thyroid glandular extracts can help restore normal thyroid function, but should only be used under the supervision of your physician. Other useful nutrients include vitamin A, vitamin B complex, essential fatty acids, iodine, kelp, calcium, magnesium, and zinc.

      Best of health to you

      Cheers


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Cleanse Liver Naturally

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    How can i detoxify/decongest my liver naturally for clearer skin and overall well being?
    I was told that if i detox/decongest my liver that i'll have clearer skin because the skin is a major outlet of everything else that is going on in your body.Right now i'm doing a colon cleanse kit.I just started.Will this interfere with naturally cleansing my liver or can i continue to take them?So how can i naturally detoxify my liver for clearer skin and overall well being?

    • ANSWER:
      We have Top quality Health and fitness products that will meet your specific liver nutrient need. Since we use the products my skin is totally different! Please contact us and we will send you this information;

  2. QUESTION:
    How can i detoxify/decongest my liver naturally for clearer skin and overall well being?
    I was told that if i detox/decongest my liver that i'll have clearer skin because the skin is a major outlet of everything else that is going on in your body.Right now i'm doing a colon cleanse kit.I just started.Will this interfere with naturally cleansing my liver or can i continue to take them?So how can i naturally detoxify my liver for clearer skin and overall well being?

    • ANSWER:
      I'm sorry to be a downer, but the alternative medicine claims that your body needs "detox" are false. Your liver is incredibly efficient at removing things that shouldn't be there. You don't need anything special to remove things.

      Drink lots of water. You don't need to drink aloe juice, and colon cleansing can be dangerous to the bacterial flora in your intestines. I wouldn't recommend it.

      You should see a dermatologist if you want to help clear your skin up. I went through about 15 prescription medicines that did nothing until I got Accutane, which worked perfectly. Each person is a little different.

  3. QUESTION:
    How can you cleanse your liver?
    How can you naturally cleanse your liver.
    It's part of a natural cholesterol treatment that i'm researching.

    • ANSWER:
      wish i new !!! my husband has sarcoidosis in his liver , also his lungs ,we been told nothing can be done

  4. QUESTION:
    How long does it take your liver to detox?
    I've been unhealthy for a while now. I eat fast food, take sleep aids, and drink alcohol on a regular basis.
    Bottom line, my liver isn't in peak condition.

    My question is how long does it take the liver to naturally cleanse itself? Does the length of an unhealthy lifestyle complicate the process?

    • ANSWER:
      You've been sucked into a bunch of garbage pseudoscience. Your liver is constantly detoxifying the substances you put into it. Within a few hours of consuming alcohol, your liver has broken it down to harmless compounds and prepared it for excretion from the body.
      Stop thinking in terms of "cleansing" the body. You've been abusing your body with this disgusting lifestyle, but that doesn't mean that you're "dirty," only that your body is overworked and run-down.

  5. QUESTION:
    is there any food you can eat to cleanse your liver?
    I am on several meds, and would like to eat some foods that will help my liver detox naturally...Any suggestions?
    I wanted to stay away from herbs if possible. Any WHOLE FOODS I can add to my diet?

    • ANSWER:
      milk thistle herb..www.healingfoodreference.com and supplementreference.com look up www.wellnessresources.com they have some great stuff...

  6. 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  10. QUESTION:
    What is the best body cleanse geared toward weight loss?
    I am not overweight at this time but more or less, a little unhappy with the weight I have around my stomach, hips and thighs. I am going to the beach in two weeks and would like to do a cleanse to help jump start some weight loss. I have started running/walking 2 miles everyday about a week ago. I have read about a lot of different 48 hours cleanses but I need to get a better idea of what will actually work.

    Thanks

    • ANSWER:
      Hi Brook p

      If you are looking to lose weight, burn fat, and rid your body and your colon of harmful toxins, you may be interested in trying a colon cleanse diet. The point of this diet is to eat foods high in antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals, in order to free your body of the toxins that enter our body during the course of the day through things like processed food, alcohol, and pollutants in the air. It is also meant to free your colon of nasty build up which contains a high concentration of toxins as well.

      When done correctly, these diets can be very helpful to your overall health. They contain foods high in nutrients, which will make you feel more energetic and alert naturally. Your overall body and mind will feel more healthy and your stress levels will go down as well.

      On top of the above benefits, these diets can help prevent sicknesses like cancer and other health problems. They will decrease your risk of heart attack, liver disease, and many other illnesses. You can help restore cells in your body and prevent any other damage from occurring.

      If you are faced with a substance abuse problem, alcohol problem, or smoking addiction, a cleansing diet may be what you need to free your body of the harmful build up of toxins in your body that keep your dependence on them going. With an alcohol problem, for example, over time the alcohol builds up in your body and your tolerance for it goes up. This means that after a while, you are forced to drink more and more to get intoxicated, which in turn causes you to put more toxins into your body, and over time the problem gets worse and worse. If you think of alcohol just as you think of any other toxin or free radical in your body, you will see how a colon cleansing diet can help you with your problem.

      So, now that you know the basics of the cleansing diet, you know that it helps you not only to free yourself of toxins and other free radicals that are roaming around in your body, but that it can help you lose weight, burn fat, and restore cells in your body as well.

  11. QUESTION:
    How can my wife ease her liver pain?
    My wife has high cholesterol. She developed gallstones in 2011 and had to have her gall bladder removed. Since then, she periodically develops pain in her liver. I think it has something to due with high levels of bile in the liver blocking a duct. She normally just deals with it until the pain goes away, but she is in pain until it does and it incapacitates her somewhat. I know what to do to avoid it from happening. But once it does, what can she do to make it go away quickly?

    • ANSWER:
      I am so sorry to hear about your wife's continued pain. It is actually pretty common to have pain after gallbladder removal, which is very discouraging. I don't know why doctors don't make that more clear!

      Has she tried liver cleanses or other liver supplements? These are painless ways to naturally pass or dissolve the stones, which also will lower her cholesterol.

      Her pain is likely caused by blocked ducts, as you suspect, from thickened bile and remaining stones. The good news is she can definitely clear the stones/sludge and lower her cholesterol naturally.

      For the pain she is experiencing, she might try a natural remedy like a tablespoon Epsom salt mixed with a little water -OR- a tablespoon of vinegar mixed with water. The pain should subside within the hour.

      Hope she feels better soon.

  12. QUESTION:
    i want to start the master cleanse diet but i dont know where to start?
    i don't know if were allowed to eat. and what are the symptoms. how long should i do this. anyting so would you give me any information to help start. anyone who did the master cleanse would be better.

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

  13. QUESTION:
    Is it bad to do squats and crunches on the Master Cleanse?
    Im starting the master cleanse tomorrow and am very excited. But I heard it could be dangerous to do any kind of workout while on the cleanse. I was hoping to tighten up my mid section and thighs while on the cleanse but didnt know if it is dangerous or not considering I wont be taking in any protien. Any help?

    • ANSWER:
      You are really just looking at a painful and drawn out way to empty your entire digestive tract.
      The lemon detox/master cleanse diet you are referring to is a calorie deficit program.
      You will lose weight on this diet. The average adult American has eight meals in their digestive system. Five more than they should. By going on a deficit diet like this you can lose up to 10 pounds just by not eating. But it is only the weight of the food in your digestive system. At your current weight it will only be 2 or 3 pounds. So it does work. but it does not change your size. Pour the soda out of a bottle and the shape of the bottle doesn't change does it? Once you start eating again you just replace all the missing food in the system.
      The signal these starvation diets send the body is that there is no more food available. The body immediately stores any fat it can and begins to convert muscle and even organ tissue first for fuel instead of the stored fat. Stored fat will be used as a last resort when needed. The complete opposite of what you are trying to accomplish.
      There is no build up of bad plaque, toxins, or sludge in a normal, reasonably healthy system.
      If this was the case we would have people dying left and right from malnutrition since their small intestines couldn't absorb nutrients.
      The majority of the water from food and what we drink is reabsorbed through the colon, if our colons were clogged we would all be walking around looking like sponges right?
      Detoxing is ridding the system - liver, kidneys, and intestines of toxins both internal and environmental. Our liver and kidneys aren't clogged with toxins. Otherwise we would be dead. The liver does in fact get layered with fat if we become overweight.
      We "cleanse and detox" naturally 24 hours a day through respiration, sweat, liver, and kidneys.
      We can help by eating a healthy diet with minimal added sugar and salt. Lots of fresh fruit, vegetables, whole grain foods, beans, peas, and brown rice keep a system as healthy as it can be.
      Minimal alcohol, caffeine, soda.
      Read food labels. If you can't pronounce it, don't put it in your body.
      A healthy high fiber diet works every time.
      Increases the speed and efficiency of the digestive system and helps the body rid itself of both internal and environmental toxins.
      Cleanses actually flush out the beneficial bacteria and enzymes in the digestive system.
      Search "gut flora" to learn about the beneficial bacteria we need in our colon.
      We have more beneficial bacteria in our digestive systems than all the cells in our bodies!
      Did you know the digestive system is one of the largest contributors to our immune system?
      They don't tell you about the gas, cramping, and bloating you will experience when you start eating again and the body has to rebuild this bacteria population.
      Spend your money in the produce department.
      Good luck.

  14. QUESTION:
    What is a good cleanse / detox for a beginner?
    I love to work out at a fairly high intensity, and I do a pretty good job of eating healthy. I am really interested in doing a cleanse, but I want to be able to continue to work out while I am on it. A lot of the ones I have seen suggest that you work out at a low intensity, so I was hoping some one could point me i the right direction. Thanks.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

      Good luck and good health!!

  15. QUESTION:
    What are the benefits of a cleansing diet? Should I go on one?
    Ok so I've done a little research and haven't found any evidence that conclusively proves or disprove cleansing diets and, to be honest, the evidence for them and scientific reasoning sounds very vague and unconvincing. I'm attempting to pass a fitness test in 10 days would a cleanse be worth it? I wonder if the benefits of the cleanse outweigh the loss of protein in my diet. by the way I'm 19 6 foot 1 inch( 180 or so cm) and 203 pounds, so a little overweight.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

      Good luck and good health!!

  17. QUESTION:
    Is it okay to make a gallon of the master cleanse for work?
    I am about to start the master cleanse and i will have to work in the afternoon so i was wanting to make a gallon and just keep it in the cooler at work so i won't run out. would you suggest this?

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

  18. QUESTION:
    What is the best way to detox without pills or patches?
    I want to know the best way to cleanse the body of toxins without using pills or patches and how long detoxifying my body should take.

    thanks in advance!

    • ANSWER:
      Foods like vegetables and fruits have antioxidents in them. Drink lots of water and craberry juice. Exercise as much as you can but not to the point your run down. Get plenty of sleep. Should start to feel better in a couple days and great in a week. All this stuff helps but your kidneys and liver do most of the work and they just need time, so as long as your not putting anything bad into you it will naturally take its course and work the toxins out.

  19. 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.

  20. QUESTION:
    Can i stack a complete body cleanse with hydroxycut hardcore x?
    i wanna lose some weight before spring break. i workout regularly and run and play lots of basketball. i was advised to do a complete body cleanse and get on some hydroxycut im wondering if i should do the cleanse first or if i can do them at the same time?

    • ANSWER:
      Justin -
      Detoxing and cleansing have absolutely no medical benefit and are in fact harmful to the dietary tract and internal organs. There is no "build up" of bad plaque in a normal system. Our bodies "detox" 24 hours a day through respiration, sweat, liver, and kidneys.
      We can help detox naturally by eating a healthy diet with minimal added sugar and salt. Lots of fresh fruit, vegetables, whole grain foods, beans, peas, and brown rice keep a system as healthy as it can be.
      Minimal alcohol, caffeine, soda. Read food labels. If you can't pronounce it, don't put it in your body. Extreme detoxing diets or supplements actually flush out the beneficial bacteria and enzymes in the digestive system.
      As for Hydroxycut it is nothing but a reformulated mix of herbs - at a premium price.
      One manufacturer had to pay back million for making unsubstantiated claims.
      The original formula was banned by the FDA.

      "On May 1, 2009, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a warning after some Hydroxycut products were linked to liver damage, rhabdomyolysis, and at least one death. The manufacturer then recalled the products. Shortly after the recall, Hydroxycut was "reformulated" with reportedly some different ingredients and placed back for sale."
      Good luck.

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

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

  22. QUESTION:
    How much weight will I lose water fasting for 7 days?
    I want to cleanse my body, and I'm curious to know how much weight I'll lose. I'm female, 5'4 and weigh 120lbs (54.4kg / 8st 8lbs). Please no lecturing about 'starving myself' and whatnot. This is about cleansing.

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

  23. QUESTION:
    How often should I be on a citrus cleanse?
    You see I have been researching and I see that you can lose over five to fifteen pounds by doin a citrus or lemonade diet or cleanse and I need that to became a healthy at the rate weight individual and if I were to successfully complete the diet or cleanse how often would I have to do it and how do you do it in descretion??

    • 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 has eight meals in their digestive system. Five more than they should. By going on a deficit diet like this you can lose up to 10 pounds just by not eating. But it is only the weight of the food in your digestive system. At your current weight it will only be 2 or 3 pounds. So it does work. but it does not change your size. Pour the soda out of a bottle and the shape of the bottle doesn't change does it? Once you start eating again you just replace all the missing food in the system.
      The signal these starvation diets send the body is that there is no more food available. The body immediately stores any fat it can and begins to convert muscle and even organ tissue first for fuel instead of the stored fat. Stored fat will be used as a last resort when needed. The complete opposite of what you are trying to accomplish.
      There is no build up of bad plaque, toxins, or sludge in a normal, reasonably healthy system.
      If this was the case we would have people dying left and right from malnutrition since their small intestines couldn't absorb nutrients.
      The majority of the water from food and what we drink is reabsorbed through the colon, if our colons were clogged we would all be walking around looking like sponges right?
      Detoxing is ridding the system - liver, kidneys, and intestines of toxins both internal and environmental. Our liver and kidneys aren't clogged with toxins. Otherwise we would be dead. The liver does in fact get layered with fat if we become overweight.
      We "cleanse and detox" naturally 24 hours a day through respiration, sweat, liver, and kidneys.
      We can help by eating a healthy diet with minimal added sugar and salt. Lots of fresh fruit, vegetables, whole grain foods, beans, peas, and brown rice keep a system as healthy as it can be.
      Minimal alcohol, caffeine, soda.
      Read food labels. If you can't pronounce it, don't put it in your body.
      A healthy high fiber diet works every time.
      Increases the speed and efficiency of the digestive system and helps the body rid itself of both internal and environmental toxins.
      Cleanses actually flush out the beneficial bacteria and enzymes in the digestive system.
      Search "gut flora" to learn about the beneficial bacteria we need in our colon.
      We have more beneficial bacteria in our digestive systems than all the cells in our bodies!
      Did you know the digestive system is one of the largest contributors to our immune system?
      They don't tell you about the gas, cramping, and bloating you will experience when you start eating again and the body has to rebuild this bacteria population.
      Spend your money in the produce department.
      Good luck.

  24. QUESTION:
    What are the best laxatives on the market?
    I'm doing a cleanse that requires a salt water flush daily. I tried it last night and it was terrible! I felt extremely sick and nauseous for an hour or more and almost threw up. I don't think I could take that everyday for the next 10 days. Lol anyone know any good store bought laxatives?

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

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

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

  26. QUESTION:
    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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  28. QUESTION:
    Does anyone know what the 3-day pre-cleanse to the master cleanse consists of?
    Is it eating clean, such as fruit, vegetables, and protein a few days before you start the actual cleanse?

    • ANSWER:
      Yes, it's an extra added layer of nonsense. Cleanses are unsafe, unproven, and nothing more than marketing.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  30. QUESTION:
    I want to do something like an acai berry clense, but with home ingredients?
    I don't want to have to order something like that.
    Are there any cleanses that work as well as the acai berry one, but that I can make at home with natural ingredients?

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

  31. QUESTION:
    Does the Master Cleanse diet actually work?
    Does it help cleanse your system, remove toxins and increase energy levels? Cause I really need that.

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

  32. QUESTION:
    How long should I do the saltwater detox/cleanse? Is 2 weeks too long?
    I think this the best cleansing combo but I maybe over doing it.

    • ANSWER:
      You are really just looking at a painful and drawn out way to empty your entire digestive tract.
      The lemon saltwater detox/master cleanse diet you are referring to is a calorie deficit program.
      You will lose weight on this diet. The average adult has eight meals in their digestive system. Five more than they should. By going on a deficit diet like this you can lose up to 10 pounds just by not eating. But it is only the weight of the food in your digestive system. At your current weight it will only be 2 or 3 pounds. So it does work. but it does not change your size. Pour the soda out of a bottle and the shape of the bottle doesn't change does it? Once you start eating again you just replace all the missing food in the system.
      The signal these starvation diets send the body is that there is no more food available. The body immediately stores any fat it can and begins to convert muscle and even organ tissue first for fuel instead of the stored fat. Stored fat will be used as a last resort when needed. The complete opposite of what you are trying to accomplish.
      There is no build up of bad plaque, toxins, or sludge in a normal, reasonably healthy system.
      If this was the case we would have people dying left and right from malnutrition since their small intestines couldn't absorb nutrients.
      The majority of the water from food and what we drink is reabsorbed through the colon, if our colons were clogged we would all be walking around looking like sponges right?
      Detoxing is ridding the system - liver, kidneys, and intestines of toxins both internal and environmental. Our liver and kidneys aren't clogged with toxins. Otherwise we would be dead. The liver does in fact get layered with fat if we become overweight.
      We "cleanse and detox" naturally 24 hours a day through respiration, sweat, liver, and kidneys.
      We can help by eating a healthy diet with minimal added sugar and salt. Lots of fresh fruit, vegetables, whole grain foods, beans, peas, and brown rice keep a system as healthy as it can be.
      Minimal alcohol, caffeine, soda.
      Read food labels. If you can't pronounce it, don't put it in your body.
      A healthy high fiber diet works every time.
      Increases the speed and efficiency of the digestive system and helps the body rid itself of both internal and environmental toxins.
      Cleanses actually flush out the beneficial bacteria and enzymes in the digestive system.
      Search "gut flora" to learn about the beneficial bacteria we need in our colon.
      We have more beneficial bacteria in our digestive systems than all the cells in our bodies!
      Did you know the digestive system is one of the largest contributors to our immune system?
      They don't tell you about the gas, cramping, and bloating you will experience when you start eating again and the body has to rebuild this bacteria population.
      Spend your money in the produce department.
      Good luck.

  33. QUESTION:
    What foods/vegetables are good for the liver?
    What foods/vegetables are good for the liver?

    which can help get it in better shape

    or

    which can help sustain it the way it is

    • ANSWER:
      Eating healthy foods for the liver can improve and support liver
      function on a daily basis. Having a healthy liver results in greater
      energy and general well-being.
      A poorly functioning liver can result in tiredness, headaches, bad
      breath, allergies and intolerances, problem skin and weight gain.
      Foods that are healthy for the liver fall into two main categories.
      First are those that promote the detoxification process of the liver.
      And second, are those that are high in antioxidants and therefore
      protect the liver while it's carrying out its detoxification
      processes. Below are a list of the top eight foods that are considered
      to be good for your liver.
      Garlic and onions.
      Garlic contains allicin which is a sulphur-based compound needed by
      the liver for effective detoxification. Garlic helps the liver rid the
      body of mercury, certain food additives and the hormone oestrogen.
      Cruciferous vegetables (broccoli, Brussel sprouts, cauliflower,
      cabbage).
      These vegetables are very powerful detoxifiers of the liver. They
      contain chemicals that neutralise certain toxins such as nitrosamines
      found in cigarette smoke and aflotoxin found in peanuts. They also
      contain glucosinolates that help the liver to produce enzymes it needs
      for its detoxification processes.
      Freshly squeezed lemon in hot water.
      Drinking freshly squeezed lemon juice in a cup of boiled water first
      thing in the morning helps to cleanse the liver and promote
      detoxification. It also stimulates bile production, cleanses the
      stomach and bowel and stimulates a bowel motion.
      Beetroot (Beets).
      It's a blood-purifying tonic that is also capable of absorbing heavy
      metals. More information on beets
      High-antioxidant fruits.
      In a study done by the US Department of Agriculture at Tuffs
      University, it was found that the following list of fruits had the
      highest levels of antioxidants (in descending order): Prunes, raisons,
      blueberries, blackberries, strawberries, raspberries, plums, oranges,
      pink grapefruit, cantaloupe, apples and pears. Antioxidants help to
      protect the liver from the high levels of free radicals that are
      naturally produced during the process of detoxification.
      Apples.
      Apples contain pectin that bind to heavy metals in the body (in
      particular in the colon) and help their excretion. This reduces the
      load on the liver and its detoxification capacities.
      Artichoke.
      Increases bile production. One of the jobs of bile is to remove
      toxins through the bowel, as well as 'unfriendly' micro-organisms. It
      has been suggested that 30 minutes after eating globe artichoke, bile
      flow is increased by over 100%.
      Bitter leafy salad greens (dandelion, chicory, endive, rocket).
      The bitterness of these foods helps to stimulate bile flow within the
      liver.

  34. QUESTION:
    Is it ok to take xanax while on the Master Cleanse?
    I am on day 2 of my master cleanse and my doctor has prescribed me xanax and wondering if it is ok? Any health issues I should worry about.

    • ANSWER:
      Lack of food will intensify the effects of the drug.
      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.

  35. QUESTION:
    Fast and drink only water for two days help cleanse my body?
    I have been doing a lot of drinking recently and a lot of crappy food (normally I eat healthy foods). Would drinking only water and fasting for two days help cleanse some of the toxins and reduce the damage on my liver from all the drinking?

    • ANSWER:
      Just cut out the excess drinking and eat as you should. Your body will naturally take care of doing as it should without you stressing it with just water and no food.

  36. QUESTION:
    Whats a good way to cleanse your digestive system?
    Colon cleansing spammers. EFF OFF! I feel blocked and my stomach is huge.

    • ANSWER:
      Natasha, you can't cleanse your digestive system, it just does not work that way, there is nothing to clean. Your liver and kidneys deal naturally with the vast majority of foreign substances. Toxins in the alt med sense are undefinable and do not accumulate in your body.
      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Detoxification
      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Digestive_system

      If you are constipated, try extra fiber, or see a doctor. Or if you are on any medication, see if it causes constipation.
      http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/constipation.html

      I agree about the spammers! They love this section.

  37. 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.

  38. QUESTION:
    Does the Master Cleanse Diet actually work?
    I'm 13 and was looking for diets that would work. One that popped up was the Master Cleanse. Does it work? Are there any bad side effects? What would be the best laxative to use?

    • 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.

  39. QUESTION:
    Im 22 and ive been getting bloated often any suggestions?
    I was thinking it was time for a cleanse, because i get bloated every time i eat, i know it isn't normal. If you know of a diet that would be great as well. Thank you!

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

  40. QUESTION:
    Master Cleanse: Does anyone use Organic Agave Nectar for their cleanse instead of maple syrup grade b?
    Does anyone use Organic Agave Nectar for their cleanse instead of maple syrup grade b? If so how effective has it been, and have you lost any weight? Does anyone know if its better to use the Maple Syrup or the Agave? Does it matter?

    • 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.

  41. QUESTION:
    Can a colon cleanse help jump start my weight loss?
    I am starting a diet this week, and I am just wondering if it could be a good idea to start off with a good colon cleanse. I have never tried this before, but I've heard a lot about it lately...I had a very sudden weight gain...about 50 pounds in the past 4 years or so, and all I eat is fast food, and pop, and processed food...seriously!!! I'm changing!!

    • ANSWER:
      Guess what? These people are trying to scam you! Big shocker, I know.

      Here are a couple of facts:

      Diets, in the modern sense, do not work.

      Miracle cures are bogus.

      You don't need a colon cleanse. Your body rids itself of toxins naturally. This is what the liver and kidneys are for. You also don't need to 'go on a diet.' What you do need to do is make a fundamental, permanent lifestyle change. Cut out the soda, even diet soda. Cut out drive thrus and never eat in your car. Eat food that you prepare yourself, from scratch, using fresh ingredients. Try not to eat meat every day. Eating meat is fine and healthy, but not in the quantities that we typically consume it. Try two new vegetables every week. Some you will hate, some you will like. Keep the ones you like in your diet. I recommend parsnips. They make a great replacement for potatoes. You don't need a colon cleanse, you just need more fiber in your diet. Eat a couple of apples every day, skin included. Hunt around for some good salad recipes that use mixed greens, arugula, fresh spinach, or leaf lettuce. Stay away from iceberg, it is nothing but water. Look for nutrient dense, calorie light foods. I am not going to lie to you, you are going to probably end up spending more on food than you do now, for less food, but the food you eat will be a lot healthier, and it will taste a lot better. Don't 100 percent cut out the things you like. Allow yourself dessert, although no more than once a week. Allow yourself a soft drink, but no more than once a week, and get one that is made with real sugar instead of high fructose corn syrup.

      Here comes the difficult part: never stop doing this. Diets fail because they are finite. People start them and stop them. True change comes with permanence.

      Eating right is only half of the equation. You also need to increase your level of physical activity. A great way to do this is to get a good, comfortable bicycle and use it for any trip that is three to five miles each way or less instead of your car. You don't have to wear stupid looking lycra clothes, there are plenty of bikes that are designed so you can ride them in your normal every day clothes. You can get bikes with baskets, racks, and bags so you can even carry a week's worth of groceries on your bike. The other advantage to this is that even though you will be spending more on food, you will be spending less on gasoline and car maintenance, so it will balance out.

      It isn't easy at first, but it becomes easier with time. If you can keep it up, you will never want to go back to your old ways.

      Good luck!

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

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

  43. QUESTION:
    What is the best way to naturally detox the body?
    What calories, foods, and liquids are necessary? Supplements not too pricey?

    • ANSWER:
      FASTING - Cleansing of the inner body. Don't be mistaken by the word FASTING. It's not a measure of starvation but inner Detoxification of your body. :D

      The three ways our bodies handle toxins are neutralizing, transforming or eliminating them. Antioxidants neutralize free radicals. The liver transforms toxic substances into harmless agents. And blood carries waste to the kidneys or liver, eliminating through the bladder or intestines. Elimination can also occur through sweating during exercise or heat. These are only a few examples of the built-in cleaning mechanisms, working hard to maintain the thousands of miles of tubes and membranes. If all these systems are working well, and we are taking in fewer toxins than the body can detoxify; the result will be vibrant health and long life.

      The Result
      Ø Mental clarity is improved

      Ø Rapid, safe weight loss is achieved without flabbiness

      Ø The nervous system is balanced

      Ø Energy level is increased

      Ø Organs are revitalized

      Ø Cellular biochemistry is harmonized

      Ø The skin becomes silky, soft, and sensitive

      Ø There is greater ease of movement

      Ø Breathing becomes fuller, freer and deeper

      Ø The digestive system is given a well-deserved rest

      People testify that after making changes toward better eating, fasting becomes easier. You could say fasting is a measure of lifestyle.

      METHODS OF DETOXIFICATION

      Juice Fasting

      This is the best choice for detoxification because it supplies an abundance of nutrients, including enzymes and calories to reduce the cleansing intensity to a more comfortable level. Using an enema during a juice fast will flush the lymphatic system attached to the lower colon with water and help remove hardened fecal matter from the intestinal wall, while giving the digestive tract a chance to rest and heal.

      Water Fasting

      Water fasting demands more calories therefore cleansing will be intensified.

      Raw Food Diet

      The same cleansing reaction that is experienced on a juice fast will also be experienced on a raw food diet of fruit and vegetables but the process is slower.

      Eating Less

      This is a good way to start the detoxification process but can require the greatest discipline. Chew food 30 times and eat smaller amounts.

      Vegetarian Eating

      A light vegetarian diet will also aid detoxification. For example, fruit for breakfast, a salad for lunch and a meal of cooked vegetables with some raw nuts or beans and brown rice for dinner.

      Exercise

      During exercise the lymphatic system is being flushed and the cells are being flooded with health-giving oxygen. Walking, stretching and light exercise can benefit the body during a juice fast or cleansing diet.

      Best of luck on cleansing your body. :D

  44. QUESTION:
    Can you start the Master Cleanse Diet in the middle of the day?
    I've had coffee with soy milk creamer and truvia, and a cup of strawberry fields cereal with almond milk. I'm really anxious to just start this. Would this be a bad idea to start now? If anyone has had experiences I'd also like to hear about that! :) Thanks

    Also, don't tell me not to do it or how "unhealthy" it is or whatever. I'm doing it. Please just positive answers.

    • ANSWER:
      I'll make my response as positive as possible.
      You are really just looking at a way to empty your entire digestive tract.
      This 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.
      The signal these starvation diets send the body is that there is no more food available. The body immediately stores any fat it can and begins to convert muscle and even organ tissue first for fuel instead of the stored fat. Stored fat will be used as a last resort when needed.
      There is no build up of bad plaque, toxins, or sludge in a normal, reasonably healthy system.
      Detoxing is ridding the system - liver, kidneys, and intestines of toxins both internal and environmental. Our liver and kidneys aren't clogged with toxins.
      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 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?
      You will experience gas, cramping, and bloating when you start eating again and the body has to rebuild this bacteria population.
      Good luck.

      *I edited my much more detailed answer to be as positive as possible. So you can start your cleanse anytime.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

      P.S.: Happy Holidays!!!

  46. QUESTION:
    How about that master body cleanse?
    Soooo, has anyone done the master body cleanse? If so, did it work well and did you lose weight from it?

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

  47. QUESTION:
    How Long Should a Liver Cleanse Last?
    I'm taking a Milk Thistle blend but not sure how long to take it as the instructions don't cite duration. I'm thinking 10 days at the most---has anyone else done a liver cleanse?

    • ANSWER:
      Stop now. There's no need to cleanse your liver, your body does that naturally. Nothing you do can help your liver. You can instead keep it healthy by moderating your alcohol intake, maintaining a healthy weight and eating a balanced diet.

      I'm afraid you've wasted your money.

  48. 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.

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

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

  50. QUESTION:
    Do you need to perform an enema while juice fasting?
    I can't find a straight answer for this. I have read sites that don't exactly say to use an enema for colon cleansing, like the master cleanse, it just requires the drinking of saline wash, and other forumes say that you should do an enema at least once a day for the first few days of fasting. I don't know if I even want to perform this, plus I don't money to buy all this crap that the sites say to buy because I have no job and I am a little embarased trying to ask one of my parents to purchase the needed equipment to perform an enema. Who can answer this question? Do I need to perform an enema during a juice fast?

    • ANSWER:
      NO.
      I am a doctor, BTW. These fasts are pure BS. There is no need to "cleanse" or "purge" or "remove toxins" from your body in any way, shape, or form. Your liver and kidneys remove toxins naturally, and that is how God made you.

      Did you know that "dietary supplements" and other items like they sell on the internet have NO government regulation at all? Did you know that they are a multi BILLION dollar industry that has NO requirement to prove either safety or effectiveness? People complain about the "evil" drug companies, but the "natural supplement" companies are making much more money and are completely without basis in scientific fact.

      If you are doing a vegetable juice diet for weight loss, there will be TONS of fiber in the veggie juice and it is the fiber that makes the bowels move. Yes, fiber is good. Yes, hydration is good. These are facts. You never ever ever need to give yourself an enema for any reason unless you are planning to get a colon examination or you haven't pooped in about a decade. Don't waste your money.

      Check out quackwatch.com for more info


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Colon Cleanse Blog

colon cancer. As a rule cases of colon cancer begin as insignificant, noncancerous (benign) clumps of cells called adenomatous polyps. Cancerous tumors found in the colon or rectum also may broaden to other parts of the body. Cancer of the colon and rectum (colorectal cancer) is a evil tumor arising from the inner wall of the big intestine. If signs and symptoms of colon cancer do materialize, they may include changes in bowel Practice, blood in your stool, persistent cramping, gas or abdominal ache. Since colon cancer can spread for years without causing any symptoms, it's best to get recurring colon cancer screenings. Almost all men and women age 50 and older should have a colon cancer screening. Screening tests can help Put off colorectal cancer by finding pre-cancerous polyps so they can be detached before they turn into cancer. For typical risk individuals, screening tests begin at age 50 and the number one method is a inspection colonoscopy every 10 years; an alternate strategy consists of once a year stool test for blood and a adaptable sigmoidoscopic exam every 3 to 5 years.

Elite screening programs are used for those with a family record of colorectal cancer. Colonoscopic investigation (also called screening colonoscopy) needs to be accessible at more numerous intervals for those at high risk for colon cancer (for instance, those with a personal history of colorectal cancer or adenomatous polyps; family history of colorectal cancer; non-genetic polyposis; colorectal cancer; or a pre-disposing circumstance such as inflammatory bowel disease. Since your genes cannot be changed, if there is a family history of colon polyps or cancer, a colonoscopy should be performed to remove the polyps before they become malignant. In the subject of prevention, researchers are looking at the effects of curcumin (establish in curry), resveratrol (found in red wine), ginger and the Mediterranean diet on the advance and development of colon cancer.Current exploration suggests that a high fiber, low-fat diet plays a role in prevention; how great a role it plays is unclear. Although the accuratecause of colorectal cancer is not known, it is On the cards to inhibit numerous colon cancers through: diet and exercise. It is important to control the risk factors you can control, such as diet and exercise. A detox program, inThe majoritycases shall include a mental change in approach towards diet, improving nutrition, removing toxins, returning the most wanted flora in your inside system, maintaining a balanced pH level in the body and improving the whole mind and body relationship. Diet plays an important role in preventing the expansion of colon cancer. Diets high in fat and low in fruits and vegetables, such as those that include red meat, fried foods and high-fat dairy foodstuffs, may increase the probability of colorectal cancer. A body rinse diet, is a diet that aims to clean and remove harmful toxins from your body.

A well known detox diet for your body is the increasingly popular lemon detox diet, which incorporates a number of ingredients and requires you to consume a drink of these ingredients once everymorning, then drinking water with a hint of lemon juice right through the day.Usually, a healthy and safe detox diet will not want you to starve yourself, and it contains highly nutritious food that can help to boost your metabolism. Despite the fact that you are doing your colon cleanse, make certainyou are getting heaps of sleep and exercise. Exercise is believed to reduce the peril of colon cancer. Light exercise is also a good way of getting the blood circulating in your body. Gentle, no-impact exercise safe and beneficial for persons of all ages.

There are tons of exercise programs and plans out there, or just walking for at least 12-15 minutes a day is beneficial to the colon function. Detoxification is a helpful process of removing toxins from the body. The bodies natural detoxification system has basically not evolved to deal with the future man made pollutants that were to come. With the increase of toxins within the environment and foods we eat, it is not surprising that the massof people are at a level of toxicity that is past the point that the bodies own natural detoxification system can cope with.Repeated detoxification will help forestall serious problems and keep you feeling better, both mentally and physically. Detoxification kits may be bought from health food stores, or a competent practitioner or natural physician can vouch for detox products.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    If I use acai burn will I get the same results without using colon cleanse?
    I am a teenager, I have read that this is a healthy supplement. I just want to know that if I use acai burn alone will it give me the same results as using colon cleanse and acai burn together?

    • ANSWER:
      Hi Megan,

      Since you're still a teenager, I'd really recommend not using any supplements at all - whether it's colon cleanse products or acai berries. Colon cleanse products especially can mess with the natural level of bacteria in your intestines (depending on the specific brand you use and whether or not it contains a probiotic supplement). Since your body is still growing and developing, it's best to stick with a healthy diet and exercise alone.

      However, if you're dead set on using a colon cleanse product, check out the Colon Clean brand specifically. I used that one with an acai berry supplement to lose about 43 pounds in the last three months, and can recommend it as a solid brand. If you want to learn more, check out my blog at:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  4. QUESTION:
    anyone tried a the acai berry and colon cleanse diet?
    im getting acai berry supplements and colon cleanse supplements from a local health food store, so the products are not a scam. has anyone tried a diet of combining those two supplements and lost weight? and if so how much?

    • ANSWER:
      Hey there,

      I've actually had a lot of success using those two together - I've lost about 43 pounds in 3 months using both the acai berry supplements and a colon cleanse product.

      Of course, your results may vary, and it's important to remember that neither product is a miracle cure - you need to be eating healthy and exercising too if you want them to work. You can't just sit around eating pizza and ice cream and expect the pounds to magically go away :) lol

      Anyways, good luck with your weight loss goals. Feel free to contact me on my blog if you want to talk about the products more!

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

    • ANSWER:
      Hey Angela,

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

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

      Hope this helps!

  6. QUESTION:
    How can I maintain good functioning colon?
    How can I keep my colon healthy?
    Cause I usually dont feel that I need to go to the toelit. I feel that I need to go to the toelit like every 3 days.

    • ANSWER:
      Most people fail to realize the importance of maintaining a healthy colon. While this organ doesn't usually receive much attention, a colon that is not healthy can lead to a number of physical problems, ranging from skin problems to chronic fatigue and headaches or even cancer. Therefore, in order to maintain optimum colon health, it is beneficial to cleanse the colon on a regular basis.

      While dietary changes and getting exercise will help you with keeping your colon healthy, there is nothing better than a full colon cleanse to really lift out the fecal matter embedded in your colon. By cleaning this waste out, you are less likely to become constipated in the future. So, even if you are not experiencing constipation, an occasional colon cleanse is a wise addition to your regular health regimen - just like going to the dentist for a regular checkup every six months.

      Check out my cleansing blog, it may help you as well:
      www.cleansingblog.com
      You can ask me questions there as well.

      There is more information through the source link, good luck to you!

  7. QUESTION:
    How does the master cleanse help you effectivly lose weight?
    What to the diet other than nothing getting enough calories. Because when you fast, you gain the weight back so fast. How is this sustainable?

    • ANSWER:
      The restricted calories contribute to the weight loss, along with the cleansing of the colon. Many people report losing 10 - 12 lbs of impacted fecal matter during a colon cleanse. Your weight loss is going to be dramatic however you must have a healthy eating plan in place after the cleanse or you may gain all that weight back. It's important to realize that the Master Cleanse is a fast, and not a diet. Try my blog for more tips.
      http://www.cayennepepperdietblog.com

      Good luck!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  12. QUESTION:
    How do I remove dark circles under my eyes?
    My eyes look puffy all the time & I can see wrinkles coming under my eyes. I am really worried , because I am only 21 right now. Please I need your help.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  14. QUESTION:
    How to get rid of circles under eyes?
    It seems like I always have dark rings under my eyes. It doesn't matter if I get enough sleep or not they're always there! I've even tried a cream by L'Oreal for it and it didn't work. Is there anything I can do to get rid of them? Maybe a certain vitamin or food that will help?

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

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

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

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

  15. QUESTION:
    How to get rid of dark circles around my eyes?
    I used cold potato slices and cucumber and tea bags and i can't get rid of them, do you have the solution? Have you tried anything of that? Help please, thanks.
    i want to get rid of them not cover them and yes i will be able to buy things

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

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

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

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

  16. QUESTION:
    What exactly causes dark circles around the eyes?
    Why do they darken or become sunken if you are sick? Why are they dark sometimes even in healthy people?

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

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

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

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

  17. QUESTION:
    Best way to conceal dark undereye circles?
    I've always had dark circles, since I'm very light skinned. I use undereye concealer every day, but I would like to find a product/some way to just once and for all get rid of them! Any suggestions help! Thank you!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  19. QUESTION:
    How to get rid of eye bags and dark circles?
    Years of poor sleeping have left me with really saggy eye bags and dark circles, I look more like a drug addict that Pete Doherty on Sunday morning!
    Can anyone tell me the best way to get rid of them?

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

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

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

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

  20. QUESTION:
    How can I get rid of dark circles under my eyes?
    I'm a teenager and get 8 or more hours of sleep, I don't party all night, I don't drink or smoke yet I still have terrible circles under my eyes. What can I do? They are not little bags or light circles they are actual dark circles under my eyes so concelear will not help. Please help with any ideas, creams, medications, vitamins, comments, etc.

    Thanks in advance.

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

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

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

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

  21. QUESTION:
    How can you get rid of bags or dark circles under your eyes??
    I have really bad bags under my eyes from getting pretty much no sleep. I was wondering if there was any way I could make the appear lighter or make them go away without using makeup.

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

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

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

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

  22. QUESTION:
    Which colon cleanse system do you find works effectlvely? or reverse, which was the least effective?
    There are too many infomercials and advertisements on colon cleansing that it makes it hard for the consumer to decide which one is worth investing in. I want to hear from those who have actually tried some and get your candid feedback. Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      There's no doubt that a healthy colon is part of overall wellness. Many health problems, including constipation, diarrhea, and trouble losing weight, are attributed to a clogged colon. And while there are many methods to help remove blockages from the colon, only one method really cleanses the colon.

      An oxygen colon cleanser has several benefits. One of the major functions of this type of cleanser is to loosen built-up and impacted feces and toxins trapped inside the large intestine. This build-up is responsible for many health problems such as constipation, weight gain, and skin blemishes. When the colon is full of toxins and impacted feces, it also becomes a breeding ground for unhealthy bacteria.

      Many other colon cleansing options, such as colon hydrotherapy, also known as colonics, can help to remove impacted waste and unhealthy bacteria. So why then is oxygen cleansing the better option?

      The problem is that while other systems help remove unhealthy bacteria, they also remove healthy bacteria which aid the digestive system. Oxygen-based colon cleansers don't affect these "good" bacteria.

      In fact, oxygen-based colon cleansers help promote the growth and healthy function of the flora which naturally assist digestion.

      Other colon cleansing methods can only cleanse a small portion of the lower intestine. Oxygen-based cleansers, on the other hand, clean and refresh the entire intestinal tract. These cleansers also carry the added benefit of traveling to the kidneys and bladder to purify the urinary tract as well.

      I have tried fiber cleansers, I have tried laxitives, the most effective cleanser I have ever used is called Oxy-Powder. it is more effective than any other cleanse including colon hydrotharapy.

      you can see my blog page for more information about cleansing, I have posted all my cleanses here:
      www.cleansingblog.com

      it is a hard choice, there are many products out there!

      good luck to you, and be well!

  23. QUESTION:
    How do I get rid of dark circle under my eyes?
    I eat right, sleep about 7 hours a night and have huge ugly dark circles under my eyes. I use a yellow concealer to try and hide them but is there a way to just get rid of them for good? Help! They're making me look old!

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

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

      http://www.mydarkcirclesblog.com ... .. tips on how to reduce dark circles, the causes of dark circles, home remedies, eye creams reviews, make up tips, and natural healer.

      http://www.cleansecolonblog.com Cleanse colon blog writes about cleanse colon home remedies and review cleanse colon product

  24. QUESTION:
    How to get rid of dark circles?
    I have really bad dark eye circles. Is there an eye cream I can use? And please don't tell me I need more sleep, cause I get a lot of sleep, something else must be causing it.

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

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

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

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

  25. QUESTION:
    Is there anyway to rid yourself of dark circles around your eyes?
    I have this problem that I've been noticing a lot lately. Regardless how much sleep I get, by midday I have discoloration around my eyes, and in most light it appears dark or purple. It's annoying because at times it is to the point where it looks like I'm wearing eye shadow. What does this mean, if anything, and what can I do to reduce or eliminate this problem?

    I have noticed it seems a little worse under certain circumstances, for instance when my allergies are bad, my sleep was interrupted, or if I go on the computer for a long period of time. Maybe I'm noticing it more than others, but still, it bothers me and I want to do what I can to prevent it.

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

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

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

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

  26. QUESTION:
    What is the best way to eliminate dark circles (under eyes)?
    I am male, so do not give me products for girls that I would be ashamed to buy.

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

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

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

      http://www.cleansecolonblog.com Cleanse Colon Blog writes about colon cleanse home remedies and review colon cleanse products.

  27. QUESTION:
    What is the best way/product to disguise/eliminiate under-eye circles?
    I have very dark (hereditary) circles under my eyes. It makes me look a lot older than I am. (OK - a little past the half century mark!) Is there a product out there that REALLY helps diminish these circles? My daughter is getting married soon and I don't want these things to show up in the pictures. Help!

    • ANSWER:
      There are many causes of dark circles, from age, heredity, allergies, cold or sinus infection, bone structure and glasses which are not so commonly known.
      http://www.mydarkcirclesblog.com/2006/11/27/causes-of-dark-circles/

      If you would like to apply home remedies to reduce dark circles, here are some of my suggestions:
      Buy a box of regular, old fashioned unflavored gelatin (e.g. Knox) from grocery store. Take a small cup or bowl and put in 1 teaspoon of the gelatin mix. Add one tablespoon of boiling water & stir for a minute. Test it on your wrist to make sure it is not too hot. Then, using a cotton ball, pat it under your eyes as you would an eye cream or gel. Go lie down and listen to some music, or take a bath & let it stay on for at least 30 minutes. Then just rinse it off.Gelatin is very high in Vitamin K & Biotin. It will not remove your dark circles on the first application (but you will notice a difference), but if you do it daily for a week, and then 2-3 times a week for maintenance, you should notice a drastic reduction in dark circles.
      http://www.mydarkcirclesblog.com/2007/01/01/special-spa-home-remedy-to-reduce-dark-circles/

      To hide dark circles, you can use YSL concealer or salmon concealer..
      http://www.mydarkcirclesblog.com tips on how to reduce dark circles, the causes of dark circles, home remedies, eye creams reviews, make up tips, and natural healer.

      http://www.cleansecolonblog.com Cleanse Colon Blog writes about colon cleanse home remedies and review colon cleanse products.

  28. QUESTION:
    How do i get rid of the dark circles under my eyes?
    and i do sleep a lot, so i don't need more sleep.

    • ANSWER:
      There are many causes of dark circles, from age, heredity, allergies, cold or sinus infection, bone structure and glasses which are not so commonly known.
      http://www.mydarkcirclesblog.com/2006/11/27/causes-of-dark-circles/

      If you would like to apply home remedies to reduce dark circles, here are some of my suggestions:
      Buy a box of regular, old fashioned unflavored gelatin (e.g. Knox) from grocery store. Take a small cup or bowl and put in 1 teaspoon of the gelatin mix. Add one tablespoon of boiling water & stir for a minute. Test it on your wrist to make sure it is not too hot. Then, using a cotton ball, pat it under your eyes as you would an eye cream or gel. Go lie down and listen to some music, or take a bath & let it stay on for at least 30 minutes. Then just rinse it off.Gelatin is very high in Vitamin K & Biotin. It will not remove your dark circles on the first application (but you will notice a difference), but if you do it daily for a week, and then 2-3 times a week for maintenance, you should notice a drastic reduction in dark circles.
      http://www.mydarkcirclesblog.com/2007/01/01/special-spa-home-remedy-to-reduce-dark-circles/

      To hide dark circles, you can use YSL concealer or salmon concealer..
      http://www.mydarkcirclesblog.com tips on how to reduce dark circles, the causes of dark circles, home remedies, eye creams reviews, make up tips, and natural healer.

      http://www.cleansecolonblog.com Cleanse Colon Blog writes about colon cleanse home remedies and review colons cleanse products.

  29. QUESTION:
    My eyes have dark circles and bags under them I donot wear makeup?
    what other remedies can you recomend besides sleep?

    • ANSWER:
      There are many causes of dark circles, from age, heredity, allergies, cold or sinus infection, bone structure and glasses which are not so commonly known.
      http://www.mydarkcirclesblog.com/2006/11/27/causes-of-dark-circles/

      If you would like to apply home remedies to reduce dark circles, here are some of my suggestions:
      Buy a box of regular, old fashioned unflavored gelatin (e.g. Knox) from grocery store. Take a small cup or bowl and put in 1 teaspoon of the gelatin mix. Add one tablespoon of boiling water & stir for a minute. Test it on your wrist to make sure it is not too hot. Then, using a cotton ball, pat it under your eyes as you would an eye cream or gel. Go lie down and listen to some music, or take a bath & let it stay on for at least 30 minutes. Then just rinse it off. Gelatin is very high in Vitamin K & Biotin. It will not remove your dark circles on the first application (but you will notice a difference), but if you do it daily for a week, and then 2-3 times a week for maintenance, you should notice a drastic reduction in dark circles.
      http://www.mydarkcirclesblog.com/2007/01/01/special-spa-home-remedy-to-reduce-dark-circles/

      To hide dark circles, you can use YSL concealer or salmon concealer.
      http://www.mydarkcirclesblog.com tips on how to reduce dark circles, the causes of dark circles, home remedies; eye creams reviews, make up tips, and natural healer.

      http://www.cleansecolonblog.com Cleanse Colon Blog writes about colon cleanse home remedies and review colons cleanse products.

  30. QUESTION:
    How to eat healthy in this world and society?
    I want to -really- start eating incredibly healthy and nutritious natural foods, but... I dont exactly know how to go about it :P Im used to fast food, pre-packaged foods, and restaurants. But I want to change in hopes of becoming a healthier person. Does any one have any good tips, advice, and such?

    Btw, im looking for natural foods. Nothing processed, prepackaged, etc etc.
    Ugh, why are their so many spammers in the diet and fitness section?!??!?!

    • ANSWER:
      Focus on cutting out all fatty, fried and fast foods. No sodas either – no diet sodas. Drink a lot of water, a good formula is half your body weight in ounces of water a day. Make sure you get at least 5 servings of fruits and vegetables a day and eat whole grains. Try a yogurt drink with probiotics to keep your digestive tract healthy. This helps to cut down on weight by elminating toxins that are stored in fats and fluids. An herbal colon cleansing program can help you lose stubborn fat and even inches. You should also exercise 5 days a week for 30 minutes. Do interval training and strengthening too. For details on exercise and more diet tips check out my blog at http://buzz.prevention.com/community/category/bcronin
      Good luck – you can do it!!!
      I just wrote an article about going organic on a budget.

  31. QUESTION:
    How Do I Get Rid Of Dark Circles Under My Eyes? Non Makeup Way Please!?
    Hey I am 13 and every day I have really dark circles under my eyes. I get about 9 hours of sleep each night, so I am very confused as to why I have these circles.

    Please no makeup answers I am not allowed to wear foundation or concealer yet.
    Is there a more natural way?

    By the way this is kind of obvious but if it helps I don't do drugs or smoke

    • ANSWER:
      There are many causes of dark circles, from age, heredity, allergies, cold or sinus infection, bone structure and glasses which are not so commonly known.
      http://www.mydarkcirclesblog.com/2006/11/27/causes-of-dark-circles/

      If you would like to apply home remedies to reduce dark circles, here are some of my suggestions:
      Buy a box of regular, old fashioned unflavored gelatin (e.g. Knox) from grocery store. Take a small cup or bowl and put in 1 teaspoon of the gelatin mix. Add one tablespoon of boiling water & stir for a minute. Test it on your wrist to make sure it is not too hot. Then, using a cotton ball, pat it under your eyes as you would an eye cream or gel. Go lie down and listen to some music, or take a bath & let it stay on for at least 30 minutes. Then just rinse it off.Gelatin is very high in Vitamin K & Biotin. It will not remove your dark circles on the first application (but you will notice a difference), but if you do it daily for a week, and then 2-3 times a week for maintenance, you should notice a drastic reduction in dark circles.
      http://www.mydarkcirclesblog.com/2007/01/01/special-spa-home-remedy-to-reduce-dark-circles/

      To hide dark circles, you can use YSL concealer or salmon concealer..
      http://www.mydarkcirclesblog.com tips on how to reduce dark circles, the causes of dark circles, home remedies, eye creams reviews, make up tips, and natural healer.

      http://www.cleansecolonblog.com Cleanse Colon Blog writes about colon cleanse home remedies and review colon cleanse products.

  32. QUESTION:
    How can I cleanse my colon with no drinks or pills? ?
    I have heard the cleansing you colon can help with natural weight loss and is just over all healthy. Most sites that offer colon detox's look very corny and fake. I don't want to buy one. I would like to know if I can do this at home on my own. Or are there any that actually work?

    Thank you for your help.

    • ANSWER:

      1. To begin the process of colon cleansing, you should make certain alterations to your diet. Your diet should be full of natural ingredients such as fruits, green vegetables, minerals and water. You have to change your diet in nature intended manner.

      2. Enhancements in food frequently bring sufficient results by you, and the cleansing of colon starts here naturally. The adequate amount of fiber is essential for starting a cleansing. The amount should be at least 25-30 grams regularly with food or with water.

      3. Drinking water is necessary for a strong colon. To excite the natural peristaltic exploit, you should drink at least 6 or more glasses of pure water daily full of minerals. If you take sufficient water and use an enough amount of thread, after half or one month your colon surely will restore all its function.

      4. Herbs are the big way to achieve a gentle colon cleansing. Recopies made with herbals help us in removing harmful parasites, bacteria, fecal matter, and prevent toxin configuration. It also improves the task of colon muscles for promoting regular and natural movements of bowel.

      Check my blog for more info!

  33. QUESTION:
    How many times a day should I cleanse my colon?
    After every meal? Please help! It is really dirty!

    • ANSWER:
      I think 3 times per week should be sufficient..

      For colon cleansing home remedies, the best thing would be going for juice fasting for 3- 5 days or eat a diet high in fiber and drink your recommended amount of water.

      For colon cleansing products, Cellular Research, Dr. Natura, Dr. Schulze, Enuvia, Health Plus, Nature's Secret and Oxy-Powder are quite among popular among the industry.

      http://www.cleansecolonblog.com/ is a blog that review colon cleanse product, colon cleanse home remedies and more.

  34. QUESTION:
    What product could i use to eliminate bad breath?
    i dont have any medical conditons but i seem to always have bad breath. please help me!!!

    • ANSWER:
      Many people are surprised to learn bad breath is one of the constipation symptoms most commonly overlooked. However, it is not difficult to understand really. The mouth and stomach are connected. Constipation and other disturbances in the intestines can cause poor digestion. A digestive tract that is sluggish due to constipation can cause the mouth to have a putrid odor. This is due to gases rising up from the stomach and lingering in the mouth.

      Think about doing a colon cleanse, it helpd me considerably!
      check out my blog page, it has all of my cleansing information there, Maybe good to get a better idea as to what you can expect.

      good luck!

  35. QUESTION:
    Why do you get dark circles under your eyes when you are tired?
    thats basically it. why makes that happen?

    • ANSWER:
      There are many causes of dark circles, from age, heredity, allergies, cold or sinus infection, bone structure and glasses which are not so commonly known.
      http://www.mydarkcirclesblog.com/2006/11/27/causes-of-dark-circles/

      If you would like to apply home remedies to reduce dark circles, here are some of my suggestions:
      Buy a box of regular, old fashioned unflavored gelatin (e.g. Knox) from grocery store. Take a small cup or bowl and put in 1 teaspoon of the gelatin mix. Add one tablespoon of boiling water & stir for a minute. Test it on your wrist to make sure it is not too hot. Then, using a cotton ball, pat it under your eyes as you would an eye cream or gel. Go lie down and listen to some music, or take a bath & let it stay on for at least 30 minutes. Then just rinse it off.Gelatin is very high in Vitamin K & Biotin. It will not remove your dark circles on the first application (but you will notice a difference), but if you do it daily for a week, and then 2-3 times a week for maintenance, you should notice a drastic reduction in dark circles.

      http://www.mydarkcirclesblog.com/2007/01/01/special-spa-home-remedy-to-reduce-dark-circles/

      To hide dark circles, you can use YSL concealer or salmon concealer..
      http://www.mydarkcirclesblog.com tips on how to reduce dark circles, the causes of dark circles, home remedies, eye creams reviews, make up tips, and natural healer.

      http://www.cleansecolonblog.com Cleanse Colon Blog writes about colon cleanse home remedies and review colon cleanse products.

  36. QUESTION:
    How old do you have to be to do the Acai berry diet?
    I'm only 13 and overweight and was looking in the Acai berry diet. Am I old enough?

    • ANSWER:
      The acai berry has no special properties and has nothing to do with fat loss. The myth began when a doctor, Dr. Mehmet Oz, from Columbia Uni mentioned the berry on the Oprah show and supplements makers, being the scammers they are, began promoting products using acai as having beneficial properties they don't have often invoking the names of Oprah an Dr. Oz. Oprah and Oz filed suit against many supplements makets and the acai myth was born. Go here to read about it --> http://abcnews.go.com/GMA/story?id=8369105 Consumers, being credulous and ignorant of how supplements scammers bilk the public, began repeating and propagating the myth to the point of it becoming a global meme.

      Forget the acai berry..uness you're familiar with it and happen to like it. It does nothing special. End of story.

      There is a lesson to be learned from the acai berry phenomena and that is that most supplement makers are frauds, fakes, and only interested in taking your money. In particular the areas of diet and fitness are plagued with such charlatans and beset with countless myths and you'll see them every day in this forum. From protein shakes and muscle building supplements to silly Shake Weight and Ab Circle equipment to fad diets and green tea and Shape-Up toning shoes and on and on the BS runs rampant in Diet & Fitness. So, always be skeptical of and apply critical thinking to all advertising, reviews, articles, blogs, testimonials, and anything else which can be subverted by scammers. If a scammer can use it, they are.

      Good luck and good health!!

      References:
      http://www.oprah.com/health/Can-Drinking-Acai-Berry-Juice-Really-Improve-Health
      http://www.oprah.com/health/The-Truth-About-Oprah-Dr-Oz-Acai-Resveratrol-and-Colon-Cleanse

  37. QUESTION:
    What can i do to get rid of the dark circle under my eyes?

    • ANSWER:
      There are many causes of dark circles, from age, heredity, allergies, cold or sinus infection, bone structure and glasses which are not so commonly known.
      http://www.mydarkcirclesblog.com/2006/11/27/causes-of-dark-circles/

      If you would like to apply home remedies to reduce dark circles, here are some of my suggestions:
      Buy a box of regular, old fashioned unflavored gelatin (e.g. Knox) from grocery store. Take a small cup or bowl and put in 1 teaspoon of the gelatin mix. Add one tablespoon of boiling water & stir for a minute. Test it on your wrist to make sure it is not too hot. Then, using a cotton ball, pat it under your eyes as you would an eye cream or gel. Go lie down and listen to some music, or take a bath & let it stay on for at least 30 minutes. Then just rinse it off.Gelatin is very high in Vitamin K & Biotin. It will not remove your dark circles on the first application (but you will notice a difference), but if you do it daily for a week, and then 2-3 times a week for maintenance, you should notice a drastic reduction in dark circles.

      http://www.mydarkcirclesblog.com/2007/01/01/special-spa-home-remedy-to-reduce-dark-circles/

      To hide dark circles, you can use YSL concealer or salmon concealer..
      http://www.mydarkcirclesblog.com tips on how to reduce dark circles, the causes of dark circles, home remedies, eye creams reviews, make up tips, and natural healer.

      http://www.cleansecolonblog.com Cleanse Colon Blog writes about colon cleanse home remedies and review colon cleanse products.

  38. QUESTION:
    how do you get rid of dark circles?
    I do use the computer late until I have to sleep but that's not mandatory. I have to finish my work. Is there a way I can get rid of my dark circles without stuff like concealers, drugs, or creams?

    • ANSWER:
      There are many causes of dark circles, from age, heredity, allergies, cold or sinus infection, bone structure and glasses which are not so commonly known.
      http://www.mydarkcirclesblog.com/2006/11/27/causes-of-dark-circles/

      If you would like to apply home remedies to reduce dark circles, here are some of my suggestions:
      Buy a box of regular, old fashioned unflavored gelatin (e.g. Knox) from grocery store. Take a small cup or bowl and put in 1 teaspoon of the gelatin mix. Add one tablespoon of boiling water & stir for a minute. Test it on your wrist to make sure it is not too hot. Then, using a cotton ball, pat it under your eyes as you would an eye cream or gel. Go lie down and listen to some music, or take a bath & let it stay on for at least 30 minutes. Then just rinse it off. Gelatin is very high in Vitamin K & Biotin. It will not remove your dark circles on the first application (but you will notice a difference), but if you do it daily for a week, and then 2-3 times a week for maintenance, you should notice a drastic reduction in dark circles.
      http://www.mydarkcirclesblog.com/2007/01/01/special-spa-home-remedy-to-reduce-dark-circles/

      To hide dark circles, you can use YSL concealer or salmon concealer..
      http://www.mydarkcirclesblog.com tips on how to reduce dark circles, the causes of dark circles, home remedies; eye creams reviews, make up tips, and natural healer.

      http://www.cleansecolonblog.com Cleanse Colon Blog writes about colon cleanse home remedies and review colons cleanse products.

  39. QUESTION:
    how long does acai berry capsules take to make you lose weight?
    and how much weight can they make you lose in like a month...also do they help marks and scars on your skin?

    • ANSWER:
      I am afraid they do not help anyone lose weight. Nor will they do anything more than locally bought fresh berries will do.
      The berry has a short shelf life so unscrupulous people have turned it into an industry based on lies, fictional testimonials and fake photographs.

      "The Center for Science in the Public Interest said companies offering free trials of diet pills made with the acai berries have bilked thousands of consumers using fake celebrity endorsements and blogs to lure customers.
      Claims of weight loss are unfounded, said the CSPI.
      'There's no evidence whatsoever to suggest that acai pills will help shed pounds, flatten tummies, cleanse colon, enhance sexual desire, or perform any of the other commonly advertised functions,' according to the organization's press release. "

  40. QUESTION:
    how do i get rid of dark circles under my eyes?
    i have very dark under eyes circles for the past 5 years.
    i have tried everything but yet nothing seems to work.
    i am soo embarrased of them that i wear eye glasses ALL the time.
    please help me....

    • ANSWER:
      There are many causes of dark circles, from age, heredity, allergies, cold or sinus infection, bone structure and glasses which are not so commonly known.
      http://www.mydarkcirclesblog.com/2006/11/27/causes-of-dark-circles/

      If you would like to apply home remedies to reduce dark circles, here are some of my suggestions:
      Buy a box of regular, old fashioned unflavored gelatin (e.g. Knox) from grocery store. Take a small cup or bowl and put in 1 teaspoon of the gelatin mix. Add one tablespoon of boiling water & stir for a minute. Test it on your wrist to make sure it is not too hot. Then, using a cotton ball, pat it under your eyes as you would an eye cream or gel. Go lie down and listen to some music, or take a bath & let it stay on for at least 30 minutes. Then just rinse it off.Gelatin is very high in Vitamin K & Biotin. It will not remove your dark circles on the first application (but you will notice a difference), but if you do it daily for a week, and then 2-3 times a week for maintenance, you should notice a drastic reduction in dark circles.

      http://www.mydarkcirclesblog.com/2007/01/01/special-spa-home-remedy-to-reduce-dark-circles/

      To hide dark circles, you can use YSL concealer or salmon concealer..
      http://www.mydarkcirclesblog.com tips on how to reduce dark circles, the causes of dark circles, home remedies, eye creams reviews, make up tips, and natural healer.

      http://www.cleansecolonblog.com Cleanse Colon Blog writes about colon cleanse home remedies and review colon cleanse products.

  41. QUESTION:
    I heard restylane is the best way to get rid of hollowness under the eyes. Is this true?
    I've had hollowness and dark circles under my eyes my whole life.

    • ANSWER:
      There are many causes of dark circles, from age, heredity, allergies, cold or sinus infection, bone structure and glasses which are not so commonly known.
      http://www.mydarkcirclesblog.com/2006/11/27/causes-of-dark-circles/

      If you would like to apply home remedies to reduce dark circles, here are some of my suggestions:
      Buy a box of regular, old fashioned unflavored gelatin (e.g. Knox) from grocery store. Take a small cup or bowl and put in 1 teaspoon of the gelatin mix. Add one tablespoon of boiling water & stir for a minute. Test it on your wrist to make sure it is not too hot. Then, using a cotton ball, pat it under your eyes as you would an eye cream or gel. Go lie down and listen to some music, or take a bath & let it stay on for at least 30 minutes. Then just rinse it off.Gelatin is very high in Vitamin K & Biotin. It will not remove your dark circles on the first application (but you will notice a difference), but if you do it daily for a week, and then 2-3 times a week for maintenance, you should notice a drastic reduction in dark circles.
      http://www.mydarkcirclesblog.com/2007/01/01/special-spa-home-remedy-to-reduce-dark-circles/

      To hide dark circles, you can use YSL concealer or salmon concealer..
      http://www.mydarkcirclesblog.com .. tips on how to reduce dark circles, the causes of dark circles, home remedies, eye creams reviews, make up tips, and natural healer.

      http://www.cleansecolonblog.com Cleanse Colon Blog writes about colon cleanse home remedies and review colon cleanse products.

  42. QUESTION:
    Dark circles under my eye! How can i get rid of them?
    I'm a college student and stay up quite late doing homework. so now i have dark circles under my eyes! i try taking naps to make up for my sleep but it doesn't seem to help. I also wear glasses and i heard that glasses give you dark circles...true?

    • ANSWER:
      There are many causes of dark circles, from age, heredity, allergies, cold or sinus infection, bone structure and glasses which are not so commonly known.
      http://www.mydarkcirclesblog.com/2006/11/27/causes-of-dark-circles/

      If you would like to apply home remedies to reduce dark circles, here are some of my suggestions:
      Buy a box of regular, old fashioned unflavored gelatin (e.g. Knox) from grocery store. Take a small cup or bowl and put in 1 teaspoon of the gelatin mix. Add one tablespoon of boiling water & stir for a minute. Test it on your wrist to make sure it is not too hot. Then, using a cotton ball, pat it under your eyes as you would an eye cream or gel. Go lie down and listen to some music, or take a bath & let it stay on for at least 30 minutes. Then just rinse it off. Gelatin is very high in Vitamin K & Biotin. It will not remove your dark circles on the first application (but you will notice a difference), but if you do it daily for a week, and then 2-3 times a week for maintenance, you should notice a drastic reduction in dark circles.
      http://www.mydarkcirclesblog.com/2007/01/01/special-spa-home-remedy-to-reduce-dark-circles/

      To hide dark circles, you can use YSL concealer or salmon concealer..
      http://www.mydarkcirclesblog.com tips on how to reduce dark circles, the causes of dark circles, home remedies; eye creams reviews, make up tips, and natural healer.

      http://www.cleansecolonblog.com Cleanse Colon Blog writes about colon cleanse home remedies and review colons cleanse products.

  43. QUESTION:
    how do i get rid of under eye circles?
    i've tried everything from creams and liquid concealer and stick concealer to smoothing a cold spoon over my eyes. i have dark deep circles under my eyes that show through makeup and if they don't then they look puffy and caked with make-up. I have spent loads of money over the years on products that dont work. What can i do to make them disapear?

    • ANSWER:
      There are many causes of dark circles, from age, heredity, allergies, cold or sinus infection, bone structure and glasses which are not so commonly known.
      http://www.mydarkcirclesblog.com/2006/11/27/causes-of-dark-circles/

      If you would like to apply home remedies to reduce dark circles, here are some of my suggestions:
      Buy a box of regular, old fashioned unflavored gelatin (e.g. Knox) from grocery store. Take a small cup or bowl and put in 1 teaspoon of the gelatin mix. Add one tablespoon of boiling water & stir for a minute. Test it on your wrist to make sure it is not too hot. Then, using a cotton ball, pat it under your eyes as you would an eye cream or gel. Go lie down and listen to some music, or take a bath & let it stay on for at least 30 minutes. Then just rinse it off. Gelatin is very high in Vitamin K & Biotin. It will not remove your dark circles on the first application (but you will notice a difference), but if you do it daily for a week, and then 2-3 times a week for maintenance, you should notice a drastic reduction in dark circles.
      http://www.mydarkcirclesblog.com/2007/01/01/special-spa-home-remedy-to-reduce-dark-circles/

      To hide dark circles, you can use YSL concealer or salmon concealer..
      http://www.mydarkcirclesblog.com tips on how to reduce dark circles, the causes of dark circles, home remedies; eye creams reviews, make up tips, and natural healer.

      http://www.cleansecolonblog.com Cleanse Colon Blog writes about colon cleanse home remedies and review colons cleanse products.

  44. QUESTION:
    how do i get rid of bags under my eyes?
    i have had huge dark circles under my eyes sinse i was about 3, and i'm 14 now, and no matter what i do to them, they wont go away, or lighten or anything.
    any ideas?

    • ANSWER:
      There are many causes of dark circles, from age, heredity, allergies, cold or sinus infection, bone structure and glasses which are not so commonly known.
      http://www.mydarkcirclesblog.com/2006/11/27/causes-of-dark-circles/

      If you would like to apply home remedies to reduce dark circles, here are some of my suggestions:
      Buy a box of regular, old fashioned unflavored gelatin (e.g. Knox) from grocery store. Take a small cup or bowl and put in 1 teaspoon of the gelatin mix. Add one tablespoon of boiling water & stir for a minute. Test it on your wrist to make sure it is not too hot. Then, using a cotton ball, pat it under your eyes as you would an eye cream or gel. Go lie down and listen to some music, or take a bath & let it stay on for at least 30 minutes. Then just rinse it off.Gelatin is very high in Vitamin K & Biotin. It will not remove your dark circles on the first application (but you will notice a difference), but if you do it daily for a week, and then 2-3 times a week for maintenance, you should notice a drastic reduction in dark circles.
      http://www.mydarkcirclesblog.com/2007/01/01/special-spa-home-remedy-to-reduce-dark-circles/

      To hide dark circles, you can use YSL concealer or salmon concealer..
      http://www.mydarkcirclesblog.com tips on how to reduce dark circles, the causes of dark circles, home remedies, eye creams reviews, make up tips,