How Often Should You Detox Your Body

Losing weight is more than just watching numbers plummet on a scale. For those who find themselves thinking, I need to lose weight and fast often, there can be many hidden dangers in doing almost anything to get the body you want. From subscribing to diets that basically starve your body into submission to trying diets that are purely liquid or deemed detoxifying, you need to be careful about how you approach your weight loss strategy. Any diet that controls your amount of calories to the point of fatigue, hunger, and lethargy is not empowering your body but instead tearing it down.Juice Diets: Why They Wont Offer the Best Diet Results You are Looking ForA juice diet is what I like to call controlled starving. Companies create a brew of water, some trace vitamins and some trace fruit and they call it a juice diet. If anyone cuts out all substantial calorie intake and basically waters it down to simply a liquid you will lose weight. This is the type of diet that cannot be sustained and can actually add to unwanted weight gain as soon as the last drop has been drunk.Not only are juice diets vapors in the reality of your struggle with weight loss and can easily perpetuate frustration, it can also be dangerous. Some of these juices are packed with chemicals and additives that are basically posing to your system. And even if you are on an all-natural juice diet, many of those contain high amounts of fructose, sugar or high fructose corn syrup, which can lead to an increase amount of fat stores while your body had to utilize muscle mass to create energy. Your body is basically eating itself in order to for you to see any numbers drop on the scale. This is a dangerous way to lose weight, and also one that will not yield long-term results. What is a Detox and Why Is It Not Recommended for the Diet Solution?Detox diets come in many different shapes and sizes. The reason the a detox is not a part of the Diet Solution, nor is it necessary to jumpstart weight loss before you begin you new way of eating is because the Diet Solution is a detoxifying diet in and of itself. Cleansing your system of impurities, toxins and chemicals is not just something you should do every few months or once a year, it is something that you should be doing every day. The foods that you feed your body should be high in minerals, naturally occurring fats, and high in quality-dense calories. This process of eating clean will naturally flush your system out and allow you to see significant weight loss. Drinking half of your body weight in water a day as well as staying away from commercially distributed and pre packaged foods are in a sense a detox, and will actually give you the same results- more energy and weight loss, but for a sustainable period of time. If you are looking for a long lasting weight loss solution then you should turn your focus to eating foods that the liver can easily process to naturally detoxify your system. This intake of organic fruits and veggies, lean cuts of free range poultry and grass fed beef on daily basis will ensure that your metabolism slow and your weight loss remains steady and consistent.

Frequently Asked Questions

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

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

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

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

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

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

    • ANSWER:
      water water water

  3. QUESTION:
    I often heard detox process.What is it and how does it work?
    I often heard of Detox process and I heard it is good for health as it eliminates all toxins internally.And also reduce weight loss.How does this work exactly?

    • 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

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

    • ANSWER:
      CAN BE DONE IN THE USA TOO

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  6. QUESTION:
    Any great ways to detox the body?
    I'm looking to detox my body from the impacted meats and air born microbes that I'm sure are jammed in there. I'm looking for a natural detox to do at home (forget the water and Juice fasting techniques). Herbal drugs are are okay, but I'm not going to spend on some chalky detoxing crap that pot smokers use to pass urine tests.

    Now I eat pretty healthy, drink around 60oz of water a day and exercise about 4 times a week. But I know I have impacted stuff in there, and looking to break it up, and I've been getting sick more often lately, so just looking for a "body restart"

    Any advice or recommendations would be greatly appreciated.

    Thank you in advance.

    • ANSWER:
      1. Detox Diets:
      Diet is an important part of detox. Vegetarian diets are the best naturally for detoxifying the body. Due to the fact that meat takes a lot of energy and enzymes to digest it. Also vegetables and fruit which vegetarians eat a lot of contain high amounts of anti-oxidants, vitamins, minerals, and enzymes which help the body cleanse itself.

      Chorophyl which is what gives plants their green colour is very detoxifying. Eating vegetables that are very green like spinach will help you get the chlorophyl you need.
      Adding spirulina to your diet will also greatly enhance your bodies ability to detox and heal. Spirulina will help speed the metabolism, and is very easy to digest due to it's very basic spiral cell structure. Spirulina is a type of blue/green algae that is full of amino acids (protein), minerals, anti-oxidants, and enzymes.

      2. Detox Baths:
      Salt Baths are an excellent way to detoxify the body. The salt will help clear toxins and lactic acid through the skin. Lactic acid causes aches in the muscles. It is good to take a detoxification bath once a week while on a cleanse or detox program. Otherwise once a month is good for maintenance.
      Use 1/2 cup of baking soda, or 1/2 cup of epsom salt, or 1/2 cup of sea salt.
      Adding a smoky quartz crystal to the bath water with help detoxification.
      Soak for 15-20 minutes.
      Scrub skin gently with a natural fiber scrubber (Loofa sponges work great).
      The water will turn murky due to toxins such as heavy metals coming out of the skin.

      3. Saunas, Steam Rooms, & Sweat Lodges:
      These are also excellent ways to remove toxins from the body through sweating them out. The high temperatures in saunas, steam rooms, and sweat lodges cause your muscles to relax which will allow those cells to release any toxins they were holding when they were tense. When your body is heated up to high temperatures you will sweat, and sweat is a natural way that your body rids itself of built up toxins. The sweat will safely remove these toxins from your body.
      Taking cayenne, ginger, lemon, and/or lemongrass will also help the body expell toxins through sweating. Taking any of these in tea form before or during your sweat lodge, steam room, or sauna sessions will greatly facilitate the cleansing process. Also showering after a sweat is important to make sure you've rinsed away any toxins that were eliminated.

      4. Tongue Cleansing:
      Whenever you go to sleep at night, your body will go into a deep state of healing and will work to remove toxins out of your body through your tongue. When you wake up with bad breath, that is a sign that you have released many toxins through your tongue. This can be seen as varying colours typically white, yellow, or brownish on your tongue. Ayurvedic and Chinese doctors sometimes diagnose people according to the colour of toxins eliminated through the tongue.
      It is important to clean your tongue in the morning before eating breakfast to avoid re-ingesting those toxins. To do this you can simply use a toothbrush to brush your tongue clean of the toxins released. Even better is to use an ayurvedic tongue cleaner. This is a device usually made of metal that is shaped with a loop that rakes over your tongue pulling off all the toxins.

      5. Juice Fasting:
      Juice fasting is an incredible way to detox and heal the body quickly. 30% of our bodies energy is devoted to digesting our food. When we fast we give our consistently hard working digestive system a break and free up that extra 30% of energy which gets re-directed to detoxifying and healing the body.
      Drinking vegetable and fruit juices are very cleansing and healthy. They are full of anti-oxidants, vitamins, minerals and enzymes all of which are very important for helping the body to detoxify and cleanse. You are also able to drink much more juice than you would be able to eat from fresh fruits and vegetables. For example, you can juice and drink the nutrients from 3 large carrots and a couple of heads of lettuce easily, whereas it would be harder to sit down and eat them all fresh without getting full.
      It is good general body upkeep to fast on a regular basis such as once a week 1-day fasts, or doing longer fasts/cleanses (3-12days) around the Spring or Fall Equinoxes.If you are planning a 3-day or more juice fast, I recommend consulting a health professional first to see if it is right for you and your body type and to make sure you will be getting the right nutrients. I also recommend adding Gelatinized Maca powder, Ayurvedic Herb: Shilajit, or spirulina to your juices or smoothies to increase your mineral, and vitamin intake.

      6. Herbal Teas:
      Herbal teas are also an important part of a juice fast. By taking herbal teas that help cleanse and detox the body, you will greatly facilitate the healing process. Recommended herbal teas for juice fasting are: dandelion, fennel, licorice, ginger, cayenne, peppermint, goldenseal, juniper berry, chamomile, red clover.

      7. Detox Herbs
      There are a variety of herbal supplements one can take to help detox the body. I'll just list some of the main ones here: dandelion, goldenseal, milk thistle, neem, anantmul, tulsi, and manjistha. DETOX is a general organ cleanser and tonic, specifically including kidneys, liver, pancreas and gall bladder. Cleanses heavy metals and other poisons, such as mercury, lead, alcohol and a deficiency of the vitamin B complex, especially thiamin, from the blood, nerves and cells. A thiamin deficiency results in the impairment of nerve tissue so that it cannot utilize carbohydrates for energy. Also, DETOX is very good for providing a complete cleansing of the small intestine. Excellent for taking, following any intense experience of stress.

      8. Detox Foot Pouches:
      A wonderful and very easy way to detoxify while you sleep is by using a detox foot pouch. This is a wonderful method used by the Chinese and other Asian doctors. It is quite simply a small pouch filled with mandarin wood vinegar, tourmaline, and germanium. This pouch when placed on the foot creates a chemical reaction that causes the pouch to emit far infrared energy that stimulates the body's meridians and circulation of blood and lymph. This greatly helps the system detoxify and the pouch will then absorb toxins released by the body. These pouches are specifically placed on the foot's reflexology points to target specific areas of the body for stimulation and detoxification. They can also be placed on other acu-points on the body with similar results.

      good luck

  7. QUESTION:
    How often can i detox my body?
    I been using the SlimQuick Cleanse 7 day detox program and it works for me. It helped boost my weight loss while I was reducing my calorie intake/exercising at the same time. However, I was wondering when is the next time I will be able to do this detox program again? How often is it safe/beneficial to detox?

    • ANSWER:
      id say it would be safe every three months

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  9. QUESTION:
    What are some home remedies to detox the body?
    I have been experiencing adbominal bloating and problems with my skin lately. I have taken laxatives and herbal teas and nothing seems to help the bloatness. I want to cleanse my body from the inside out.......and just don't know how to do it!

    • ANSWER:
      Detoxification

      Home Remedies

      The body tends to heal itself if given the right support. Fruit, vegetables and herbs are a gentle way to promote healing.

      Herbs used in Detoxification

      Dandelion
      Dandelion is held in high regard as a detoxifier. Dandelion stimulates the elimination of toxins from every cell in the body. It is often used in comprehensive treatments for the liver. Dandelion also increases bile production and stimulates its flow to the gallbladder. The polysaccharide insulin found in dandelion is said to have white blood cell and immune-boosting properties.

      Licorice Root
      Licorice Root is regarded as an important herb for treating kidney ailments and is also recommended for the liver and respiratory tract. Licorice Root's antioxidant, antiviral, and antibody-stimulating properties make it a liver protectant and detoxifier.

      Cascara Sagrada
      Cascara Sagrada supports healthy bowel function by acting as a mild laxative. This herb can also be helpful in the treatment of gallstones and liver ailments. It also increases secretions of the stomach, liver and pancreas and is a potent cleansing herb.

      Black Walnut Hulls
      Black Walnut Hulls are known to help remove parasites from the intestinal tract and facilitate the removal of toxic buildup and fatty materials.

      Milk Thistle
      Milk thistle is best known as a liver tonic. The active ingredient is silymarin, which is reputed to repair liver damage due to alcohol, drugs (over-the-counter, prescription, and illicit), hepatitis, and exposure to toxins. In Germany, physicians are so impressed with the liver-protecting effects of milk thistle that they routinely prescribe this herb to patients with liver disorders. Milk thistle also strengthens and protects the liver in otherwise healthy people.

      Fruit and vegetable juices assist in detoxification.
      Fruit and vegetable juices are the cleansers, energizers, builders, and regenerators of the human system. A combination of either fresh, raw fruit or vegetable juices will supply all the enzymes, vitamins, minerals, protein and fats critical to increased vitality! By adding live juices to one's diet as a daily routine, many have experienced a rejuvenating effect and healing of various illnesses such as cancer, leukemia, arthritis, high blood pressure, kidney disorders, skin infections, liver disorders, alcoholism and smoking. Supplying the body with easily-absorbed nutrients, while the body is cleansing itself in the fasting state, avoids the dangers of total abstinence associated with water fasting. Be confident that this method is both safe and beneficial.

      Grapes: There are between 40 and 50 different varieties of grapes that come in a rainbow of greens, whites, reds and purples. Grapes fill the mouth with an explosion of delicious flavors. Grapes are an excellent source of potassium, which encourage an alkaline blood balance and also stimulate the kidneys and regulate heartbeat. The restorative power of grapes is phenomenal, cleansing the liver and removing the uric acid from the body. In France, many people go on a grape fast during harvest time. Studies have shown a lower incidence of cancer in the areas of France where this grape fast is practiced yearly.

      Asparagus: Available in early spring. It can be expensive due to the difficulty in cultivating. Its claim to fame is the amino acid aspargagine that is destroyed by cooking. Aspargagine is a strong diuretic, stimulating the kidneys. Asparagus is a great blood cleanser and excellent for healthy bowel maintenance.

      Parsley: Ancient civilizations have used parsley in medications and in poultices on wounds, boils, cysts and to draw the pus out of an infected cut. Parsley is one of the highest sources of life-giving chlorophyll, which acts like iron to oxidize the blood. Chlorophyll will help neutralize the strong odor of garlic, and is used in chewing gum to sweeten breath. It is a cleanser of the kidneys, liver, and urinary tract. Parsley is effective for upset stomachs by stimulating digestive enzymes. Excellent for the colon by encouraging the peristaltic wave in the intestines.

      Spinach: Never cook spinach. Oxalic acid is destroyed when heat transforms it into oxalic acid crystals that are harmful to the kidneys. It also binds to iron, making it unabsorbable.

      Sweet Potatoes
      Besides being a yummy source of beta-carotene, sweet potatoes and yams have an unusual health side effect: they can remove heavy metals from the body. In fact, doctors in the Soviet Union have prescribed a diet that's heavy on the spuds for factory workers continually exposed to toxic chemicals.

      Sweet potatoes contain something called "phytochelatins". This helps them bind to harmful substances like copper, cadmium, mercury and lead which most of us are exposed to on a regular basis from air pollution. The phytochelatins help pass these toxins out of the body."

      Cranberry Juice
      A powerful healing tonic filled with quinine, which changes to hippuric acid in the liver. Hippuric acid is able to assist in the removal of purines, uric acid, urea and toxic build-up in the prostate gland, testicles, kidneys and bladder.

  10. QUESTION:
    How can I 'detox' my body after a weekend of binging?
    I often have sleepovers with friends and it's heaps of fun and everything, but we do eat a lot of junk food and drink a couple of bottles... I do enjoy it but it's a lot of rubbish i'm consuming and the next day i feel crappy. How and what can I do to cleanse my system and get rid of all the crap?

    • ANSWER:
      You could drink lots of water the next day - or even start doing that before you go to sleep the same night. Water will cleanse your system, and rehydrate it.

      But even better than water, is fresh juices (not bottled or canned juices), which not only hydrate you, but give you heaps of nutrition as well. A juice fast, even for just 1 day, will help your body recover after a binge of junk food and alcohol. It's like a mini-detox.

      Get yourself a juicer, get hooked on juicing, you'll feel so much better all the time. Lots more benefits of juicing at the link below.

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

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

  12. QUESTION:
    What is the best way to detox your body?
    How long did it take? what results did you see? How often would you use your method?

    • ANSWER:
      Well.. I heard all these myths before. But the best way to do it is to drink tons of water to flush toxins out of your body, and a glass of wine with dinner doesn't hurt either. Ofcourse it helps to stop taking whatevery you're trying to detox out of your body in advance. If you are doing this to pass a drug test though, I suggest looking up the detox period for whatever you are trying to detox online.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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      EDIT:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

      Summarily:

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

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

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

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

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

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      Hope this helps, mate :)

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

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

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

  17. QUESTION:
    Can you recommend a simple 7-day detox routine for your body?
    I know of epsom salt baths and skin brushing, can you recommend any other simple things and what diet to have during that week. I am not interested in losing weight, just cleansing my body.
    Lisa i will let you know when i find out!

    • ANSWER:
      Today there are many people who are turning to a detox and weight loss diet to help them loose the weight they need to get rid of. However, sadly some of them turn to fad diets for detox instead of good detox diets that really help them to get rid of the weight while helping to detox their body. So, you may be wondering, are these detox diets for weight loss really safe? Well, let’s take a closer look at these diets, how they work, and whether or not they are really effective.

      Basically a detox and weight loss diet is used to help get rid of all the toxic chemicals that are in the body. Some of these diets include drinks and others require that you give up sugar and carbs for a certain amount of time. Usually after you have cleansed your body, you are allowed to add these foods back into your diets, but only in a limited amount. So, basically these diet focus on drinking a lot and eating a small amount so that you can cleanse out the body and rid the body of the toxins.

      The reason that a detox and weight loss diet can be effective is because the toxins that are in your body can not only be harmful to your health, but they can also make it more difficult to lose weight loss as well. Toxins are not supposed to be in the body, and many of the toxins that get there get in through what we inhale, drink, and eat. Often then end up making people sick and they can also keep people from losing the weight that they need to as well. So, avoiding all the things that contribute toxins to the body and eating natural foods is a great way to start getting rid of these toxins so that you are able to lose weight.

  18. QUESTION:
    Other than releasing chemicals such as dopamine into the body, what else do drugs do?
    Dopamine is the pleasure hormone, but drugs do more than just give pleasure. Cannabis, for increase, relaxes muscles and relieves nausea, while morphine kills pain. Both drugs interact with neurons to release more dopamine, but the two drugs have different properties.

    What else do these drugs do to the body?

    • ANSWER:
      Heroin is converted into morphine when it enters the brain. Its users experience a rush of euphoria, but with the side effects of "dry mouth, a warm flushing of the skin, heaviness of the extremities, and clouded mental functioning. Following this initial euphoria, the user goes “on the nod,” an alternately wakeful and drowsy state."
      However, the more you use heroin, the better the tolerance, which means you have to use more heroin to achieve the desired result of euphoria.
      Heroin can lead to fatal overdose, miscarriages, and can open you to infectious diseases.If you use it long enough, you may develop collapsed veins, abscesses, and liver or kidney disease, and its toxic chemicals clog blood vessels, which can result in damage to vital organs like your heart, lungs, and brain.
      Heroin addicts experience withdraw, which is always nasty, for the body becomes dependent on the drug. Without it, the person experiences symptoms that can include "restlessness, muscle and bone pain, insomnia, diarrhea and vomiting, cold flashes with goose bumps (“cold turkey”), and kicking movements (“kicking the habit”). Users also experience severe craving for the drug during withdrawal, which can precipitate continued abuse and/or relapse." Some patients, when going through withdraw, do not survive. My chemistry teacher in high school had to help people go through detox during the Vietnam war. Too often, the addicts would be found dead, slumped against the wall or crumpled on the floor in a puddle of their own feces, vomit, and blood.

      As for marijuana:
      "Short-term effects of marijuana use include euphoria, distorted perceptions, memory impairment, and difficulty thinking and solving problems." - NIDA
      You cannot overdose on it, and it drains your ambition, and makes you stupid and lazy, but it is not nearly as harmful as morphine/heroin.

  19. QUESTION:
    What are good ways to take care of yourself and avoid health problems?
    What are some good ways I might not know that people can take care of them self to avoid problems? How often should you exercise (I am 19)?

    • ANSWER:
      Do sports from time to time. Eat healthy. Also you can detox your body with fruits+herbal tee diet. But about the diet you must search in internet. I don't know websites in English.

  20. QUESTION:
    What does it mean when someone is on a detox?
    Like when someone is on a 5 day detox. What does that mean?

    • ANSWER:
      Substances that are bad for you are often said to be toxic. De- anything means to undo. Detox is abbreviated detoxification. To detox is to somehow remove from your body harmful substances or toxins. Drugs and alcohol are not the only toxic substances that people intentionally remove from their bodies.

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

    .

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  23. QUESTION:
    how can i detoxify my body effectively?
    how often should i detox my body? is it the often the better?

    • ANSWER:
      Hey! I thought I'd share with you a simple apple diet and detoxification routine that you can follow without making any major changes to your daily routine.

      Here's what you do:

      Eat nothing but apples - any variety you like - whenever you are hungry, from the time that you wake up to the time that you usually have dinner. Apples are a good choice for a diet and cleansing program because they don't tend to contribute to dental caries the way that large amounts of other fruits like bananas, dates, and oranges do.

      For dinner on your apple diet, you can have what you usually have. But it would be best if you could have your dinner meal consist of at least 50% green vegetables.

      Here are a few examples of optimal dinner meals on the apple diet:

      Example A
      Steamed broccoli
      Brown rice
      Avocado
      Healthy salad dressing

      Example B
      Steamed kale
      Quinoa
      2 organic eggs, scrambled
      Healthy salad dressing

      Example C
      Steamed asparagus, spinach, and green peas
      3 ounces of wild salmon
      Healthy salad dressing

      If you find yourself looking for a snack later on at night, go back to munching on apples.

      Hope this helps!

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

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

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

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

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

  25. QUESTION:
    How long and what can I do to pass a drug test?
    This past month, I smoked weed almost every day. Before that, I hadn't smoked weed for 6 months. Last Thursday, I stopped smoking weed, and two nights ago, I slipped up and smoked. I haven't smoked since then, and I'm wondering how long it will take for the THC to exit my body? And what can I do to speed up the process? I've been trying to quit for a while now, and it's proving to be a lot harder than you'd think.

    • ANSWER:
      1] THC stays is detectable in urine for 30 to 60 days, depending on how much and how often you smoke
      2] only time cleans out all the THC - you cannot flush, sweat, exercise, or drink it out
      3] it does not matter what your body build is either
      4] dilute [ from drinking too much water ] , cold urine [ borrowed form someone else ] or detox agents in your urine are automatic fails

  26. QUESTION:
    How safe is it to detox at home from Oxycodone..without assistance?
    Our friend is detoxing at home from a pretty serious Oxycodone use habit. He is not using anything at all to detox and right now he's vomiting. I'm really worried about him. What do I need to know? How can I help?

    • ANSWER:
      Oxycodone, of course, is an opiate and opiate withdrawals are miserable but generally not life-threatening. Ibuprofen is useful for the body aches and over the counter antidiarrheals are useful for the diarrhea that often comes.

      Unfortunately, the vomiting is not readily dealt with using over the counter medications - best thing to do at home is to take slow but continuous amounts of water... 1 sip of water every minute - that sort of thing.

      If vomiting is still a problem, a trip to the doctor to confess all and to secure a prescription for antinausea medicine will be required (the antinausea medicine won't make your friend high and it's not addicting).

      People often get through the withdrawal OK but the big trouble is that for up to a year after stopping opiate abuse, life feels depressing, "washed-out," and grey... it's hard to enjoy anything. A lot of support is needed during this time to keep from going back to the opiates. Consider recommending Narcotics Anonymous to your friend for support during this time.

      Best of luck!

  27. QUESTION:
    How do you know when a colon cleanse is working?
    I am using the Michael's brand "Ultimate Detox & Cleanse" and do not notice any results.

    • ANSWER:
      You may notice either diarrhea or that your poop is a bit bulkier than normal. Be SURE that you are getting enough water. Two liters a day is ideal during a cleanse... at least that!

      Signs and Sounds of Healthy Poop:
      http://www.oprah.com/health/yourbody/slide/slide_yourbody_digestion_101.jhtml

      If you have poor digestion, irritable bowel, or food sensitivities, I recommend another option to you, though. How healthy are your small intestines? Because of antibiotics in our diets, we often kill the healthy bacteria needed to help break down food in our small intestines. Our small intestines are the organ in our body that is most like our brains. There are loads of neurotransmitters and complicated communications mechanisms. By putting such a taxing burden on our small intestines by our processed diets and antibiotics, many people have created a semi-permeable lining of the small intestines. Our intestines have lost the some of the ability to protect us from harmful molecules. Thus we can more easily develop food intolerances. Be sure you take probiotics AND the following elements are the fundamental elements in repairing your small intestines:

      "L-Glutamine helps protect the mucosal cells of the small and large intestine, which provide a protective barrier against infection.
      Studies using L-Glutamine have shown excellent results in helping to relieve digestive disorders.
      N-Acetyl-D-Glucosamine is one of the building blocks of cellular tissue.
      Gamma Linolenic Acid (GLA) is a precursor to the series 1 anti-inflammatory prostaglandins.
      Gamma Oryzanol (natural extract of rice bran oil) is a soothing intestinal plant substance, rich in phytochemicals and antioxidants, such as phytosterols, beta sitosterol and ferulic acid esters.
      Gamma Oryzanol’s mechanism of action is thought to be its ability to help normalise the nervous system’s control of digestive secretions."

      (These are ingredients found in Nutri's Permeability Factors. Recommended in a book that is an authority on chronic fatigue syndrome, which seems to have a lot of symptoms that are tied to digestion).

      I wouldn't be satisfied with just a colon cleanse because the colon really isn't key to digesting and metabolizing nutrients... though it does play a role in poop consistency... look to healing your small intestines. More people have a problem with candida or gut permeability than doctors are aware of. :) There are even home test kits online.

  28. QUESTION:
    What are some good anti-acne fruits/vegitables and body wash products?
    I've got some gross bacne, and it's starting to bug me. What are some good anti-acne fruits/vegitables and body wash products that can get rid of it? Thanks :)

    • ANSWER:
      There's a lot more to acne than eating more fruit and veges and putting something on your face will cure.
      Acne is basically a liver overload problem. Doctors generally speaking don't know about this and will give you meds which will make the underlying problem worse.
      Your best bet is to go and see a naturopath and listen to what they have to say. If they tell you you need liver support and a liver cleansing program then you're on the money. If not, try another one.

      As well as that, you need to clean your face IN A WAY WHICH DOESN'T DRY OUT THE OILS IN YOUR SKIN. I know it sounds wrong, you think that oil is the cause of acne, but it's not. When it mixes with dirt and gets stuck in the pores it does form plugs, but oil itself is the way to dissolve the plugs and clean the pores out. Using soap and strong cleansers, especially ones with alcohol, will make it worse. It'll look like it's working at first but it'll quickly go back to worse than it was before.
      Organic castor oil mixed with organic sunflower seed oil is an excellent cleanser. Read all about it here.

      http://www.theoilcleansingmethod.com/

      Finally, you need to stop exposing yourself to chemicals which will add to your liver detox overload. If you're a teenager going thru puberty, a big factor in this is the hormones your body is making. These have to be broken down and eliminated from your body. You can’t do much about that but it makes it doubly important to address the other sources of chemical overload – from junk food and drinks, smoking, drugs, alcohol, your environment, personal products etc.
      Dairy products are also apparently a problem for acne, and gluten in flour is another problem food. Cut them out completely.

      If you suffer from stress, same thing - major load of hormone breakdown products for your liver to deal with. Cut out all alcohol and anything else which damages your liver. That includes paracetamol (Panadol). Clean up your diet, avoid inhaling chemicals and putting them on your skin. Check the labels on your bath products and laundry detergent. They all end up inside your body and add to the liver overload.

      Exercise regularly and intensively - every day if you can. That's a great way to help get toxins out of your body,, sweating and puffing and making your heart race.
      Cut out all sugar and especially sugar substitutes from your diet. Cut out soft drinks. Go on a low-carb diet – ask your naturopath how to do that.

      Get a good dose of sunlight as often as you can, in the middle of the day. Just 10 minutes a day at first. All over your body not just your face. The vitamin D which it produces in your body will help greatly.

      Do all that and you should get rid of it in 90% of cases. If not you may have some unusual cause which needs further investigation. But don’t try to save money by treating it yourself. Go and get professional help, from a wholistic practitioner. Don’t use pharmaceutical drugs except as a last resort, they are usually not the answer and cause a lot of damage in many patients
      .
      I have a 13yo son who had bad acne and this is how he cured it, and I’ve treated quite a few cases of acne in teens and adults as a former nutrition therapist.

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

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

  30. QUESTION:
    What is the best way to clar my face of zits and blackheads?
    Tell me products, steps or what ever it is u use to keep ur skin clear and how often.

    • ANSWER:
      Hormones is the cause and here is why.....
      If your thyroid is sluggish...this means that you don't have enough digestive enzymes in your stomach, which because of this causes your blood to become dirty, then the liver becomes so overloaded that it cannot filter out the excess hormones and other toxicity in the body. Also the lymph glands need to be drained often, the body does not do this by itself you have to do it.
      So what you need to do is detox, drink plenty of water, take your vitimans and make sure what you eat is mostly good, and when you do eat I highly recommend taking digestive enzymes with whatever you eat, these are inexpensive and absoulty will not hurt you. Acne is a red flag that there is a bigger problem on the inside of your body, if you fix the inside, then you can fix the outside.
      I hope I helped if you have anymore questions just let me know!

  31. 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.

  32. QUESTION:
    What are natural remedies that speed up heroin withdrawal / detoxification?
    Natural/ Homeopathic remedies (vitamins/minerals/herbs etc.) that eliminate toxins from the body quicker and/or easier.
    I've done research have learned some things are: water, vitamins A&C, liver cleansers, fibers, and a few others. Is there anything that is essential or used for withdrawal / detoxification?

    • ANSWER:
      Use Gentain and Dandelion root as well as Milk Thistle all together in combination, in equal parts in a tea. These are all good detox herbs. They tea will taste foul but this is the most potent way to get the herbs. Drink a cup 3-5 times daily. Keep up the vitamins and electrolytes as well.

      Also on the end of the index fingernail on the inside (thumb side) is the accupuncture point for the beginning of the large intestine meridian, tap here around 20 times, then on the side of the hand where you would hit if you did a karate chop, this is the small intestine meridian point, tap here straight after tapping the index finger. keep doing this repeatedly as often as you can throughout the detox, it help tremedously.
      Best of luck.

      Craig - Naturopath.

  33. QUESTION:
    How can I cope with panic attacks if I have no medical insurance?
    The panic attacks I've experienced very infrequently over the last several years have suddenly become horrifying and almost constant since I quit drinking.

    I am twenty-seven, uninsured, and have very little money. My options seem to be: 1. Keep drinking (and even this is becoming less effective); or 2. Buy some kind of benzodiazapines off the street.

    Any suggestions? Is there some kind of free detox program?

    • ANSWER:
      Funny you should ask; that sounds very similar to my situation for the past few years. I also used to self-medicate with alcohol...caused me a lot of court-mandated stuff and general misery. I've since quit drinking, but I remember the initial period was rough with the anxiety.

      If you're in the U.S., I think most average-sized towns have a health facility for flu shots and counseling for lower income folks. It is possible to go in and see a counselor about the anxiety, and possibly a psychiatrist will prescribe small-dose Xanax tablets (Alprazolam). I take 1-2 .5 milligram pills when needed. I must stress however, that these are considered addictive and classed as such. A lot depends on a person's individual body chemistry. Alprazolam is the most widely-used and also the most effective short-term treatment of anxiety, if my memory serves me well.

      The most important part is that I finally learned that when I drank, I actually had MORE anxiety. Because the morning after, you're coming up from extreme relaxation into what seems like an agitated state, in comparison.

      I tend to be long-winded, but mostly try to get in and see one of those counselors. It's nothing to be embarrassed about, by the way. Everyone and their dog needs to see a counselor every so often.

      Also, please note that I am just an average Joe- A Professional will have the real answers.

  34. QUESTION:
    With the Acai Berry pills, it says it will flush out your system. How often a day do you end up "flushing"?
    I know it's kind of sick. But if you're a person who is in class all day, it's not like you're going to have to "go" in the middle of every class are you? I've tried finding this out online, but I really can't find anything in detail. How about you users out there? How often do you get "flushed out"?

    • ANSWER:
      Like the previous poster mentioned, you can't get acai 'cleansing' formulas confused with products that are known as colon cleansers. The acai supplements will improve your digestion and help your intestines process food better. I still only visit the restroom 1-2 times a day to make 'deposits', which is normal for me.

      I recommend you get a free trial of Extreme Acai from the source link below. This is the product I use, and honestly I feel better every day.

      Now let me tell you why I recommend Extreme Acai over all other acai supplements...

      Extreme Acai is a 100% acai capsule (pill) type supplement. Capsules are superior to juices, cleansers, and detoxifiers. Juices are diluted and are filled with sugar, cleansers and detox supplements tend to promote abdominal discomfort, and they are all way overpriced. Most likely you will only find sugar filled acai juice supplements at your local GNC.

      How good is acai for your health?

      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.

      Acai can also 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.

      Acai has great anti-aging benefits, will cleanse and detoxify you, and has destroyed cancer cells in recent studies. You really can't go wrong by adding an acai supplement to your daily vitamin regimen. So far it's working for me by helping my digestion, curbing my appetite, and by giving me more energy each day... I don't even get sleepy around 3pm anymore.

      Remember, just stick with a regular 100% acai supplement in capsule form like Extreme Acai, you can try the free trial at the source link below.

  35. QUESTION:
    Can ingesting baking soda detox your body of amphetamines and thc?
    I have a drug test in 2 days what can i do?

    • ANSWER:
      If this is a test your parents are giving you or the school MAYBE. Put if it goes to a Toxicology Lab-NO. It will show that your urine has been altered. I have been a counselor for over 25 yrs and a Parole officer for over 9 yrs. Not only will you get a violation for drugs but for altering the urinalysis. Meth is in your system on good test for 3-4 days, depending on how much and how often you use. Marijuana is in your system, even if you consider yourself a "social Marijuana user" What can you do? is step up to the plate, get honest and get treatment, after owning all the drugs you have been using. Treatment is an option I realize that you are aware that methamphetamine will KILL you. Now is the time to take care of the addiction. It will not be easy, but it is the best for you, your family and your loved ones. Trust me I know getting clean is like giving up your long time friend and can not imagine life without it. I have been clean for 28+ yrs and there is so much more out there.Give Recovery a one year hard effort. Trust me if at the one year you cn always go back to the using. The drug dealer will be still selling it But for the sake of those that really care about give you. Give it your best effort. I would be honored to take to you about recovery. Read my profile and consider IM or emailing me and lets chat. God Bless ReggieR

  36. QUESTION:
    How long does marijuana last in your body?
    so i don't smoke weed often but a week ago i smoke 3 days in a row. a blunt on each day. i'm looking for a job and they said i have to take a urine drug test. how long should i wait before i take this test? any advice on how to speed up the process of getting rid of marijuana in your body?

    • ANSWER:
      2 to 4 weeks. Drinking a lot of water does help, and you can even buy a detox that speeds it up a lot. Since you can really do it at any time, if I were you I'd wait like 3 to 4 weeks and drink a lot of water just to be on the safe side.

  37. QUESTION:
    Will detox help get medication out of your system?
    I am going off a medication and want to I guess "cleanse" me of it. I was wondering if at home detox methods would help.

    • ANSWER:
      The problems with detox methods and prescription medication(s):

      If a doctor has tapered your doses off before having you stop, you risk harm to your body. Some medications take over a function or replace a substance lacking or out of whack in your body. Tapering allows time for your body to resume that production. Stopping short puts you at risk for major side effects and a trip to the hospital.

      Other medications. If a doctor prescribes you a medication for two weeks, for example, he wants you to take it for the two full weeks. Not 9 days. Not 20. But 14 days. Sometimes after you start feeling better you think you are well. But the little critters in your system that caused the illness are not quite gone. And stopping short only makes them come back angry and ready to attack. And now they are resistant to that medication. Forcing you to take stronger medication to fix the problem and prolonging your illness. Not to mention emptying your pocketbook.

      The ingredients in detox remedies often contain herbs. Some herbs do not combine well with medication. And have nasty and sometimes fatal effects.

      The herbs in some detox remedies can cause a caffeine like effect only more intensified. Not at all good for your heart. And again, can result in death.

      The medicine will leave your system in a timely manner. There is no real need to detox. Just eat right, drink your water, get your exercise and get a full night's sleep each night. Your body takes care of the rest just fine.

  38. QUESTION:
    How long does marijuana take to get out of your system?
    How long does marijuana take to get out of your system if you haven't ingested in 4 months and then you ingest it a little one day? is it still 30 days or does it get out a lot faster since my body was already clean?

    • ANSWER:
      This question is asked wayyy too often, haha.

      It can be out of your system in as little as 3-5 days if you smoke or ingest a little, only once, after being clean like you were.
      Average time it takes for THC to get out of the system is about 14-20 days. It can take up to 30 days if you were an every day chronic smoker or if you smoke a LOT when you smoke 2-5 days a week or whatever it is for that particular person. Sometimes, for those with slow metabolisms, high body fat percentage, and who do no "detox" work whatsoever, it can take up to 45 days. Most people have it completely out of their system in 30 days and in 14 days drug tests are usually passable, especially if the drug tests are by THC not being above a certain amount or percentage point - as it is in my state.

      Hope this helps :)

  39. QUESTION:
    What effects does a 3 day only fresh fruit juice diet have?
    Does it cleanse your body, or help you lose weight?

    • ANSWER:
      It depends on how much pulp is in the juice, I suggest you use a strainer with this. This would be considered a "juice fast" to detox your system, shutting down your digestive system and letting the energy work elsewhere in your body.
      This is good, but it only really begins to have the most effect after 72 hours, because your body will lose the the physical addiction to food, and begin to go into ketosis (fat burning). At this stage it becomes about your mind and learning the difference between real hunger, and cravings. IE, you want a peice of chocolate, but not an apple... if you were hungry, anything would suffice. That's generally how you can tell the difference.
      It is recomended that if you do a juice fast you remain on it for atleast ten days, because anything less then this can confuse the body too much. And it's not something you want to do too often.
      You wont lose much fat, first you will lost mostly water weight, and your body will use the remaining things in your digestive system which have been in there for a while (you would be surprised at how slowly some things digest-up to a week or 2). Then you will lose some muscle for a few days, this is when excersize is important because if your body sees that it needs these muscles it will stop using them for a fuel source, and then it will move onto fat burning.
      But, that only happens after a good amount of time. And you need discipline. But the effects are amazing. I did one for 14 days and my stretch marks and skin cleared. I was really amazed.
      Oh yeah, and you will gain it all back if you don't make some serious adjustments to your diet. You can't break right back into food, it's a slow process. And you wont want to overload your body with too much too fast. It's really a good kick start in the right direction for a full lifestyle change. If you're not up for that, then it's useless because it will all come back.

  40. QUESTION:
    How long would it take to lose...?
    I was just wondering how long would it take to lose around 6kilograms considering i'll detox completely as in cut out the bad foods, will swim and exercise daily + do toning exercises. I just need a rough perspective. I'm generally on the slim side but my friend's wedding is coming up and i want to look my best. Thanks you guys!

    • ANSWER:
      To maintain good health, you should do exactly what you propose. But, if you want to tone up fast and develop good fitness throughout life, read on.
      This is a serious answer. I hope it helps.

      *If want to get fit and/or lose weight, here's my Weight Loss Program through Body Building and Nutrition. It works! First, don't Use Diet Pills. They are bad for you. Most of them are just a scam or they are addictive. Counting calories is a pain in the neck.  It will drive you nuts. But, losing weight is simple. You just have to do the right things. 

      *(If you are older and have not exercised in many years you should see your doctor and have a stress test done to be sure your heart is ok before starting this program. Also, walking eveyday is a good lifelong practice.)

      *Fad diets sometimes work but, you can be sure that at least 25% of the weight you lose will be muscle. Then when you stop the diet you will gain back all of the weight you lost but no muscle. So, you will have 25% more fat than you did before! Fad diets just aren't worth the bother. 

      *Fasting or skipping meals will teach your body that famine is common in your world and your body will begin to store more fat to get you through the next period when food is not available. It's better to eat healthy foods often to teach your body that food is plentiful and that there is no need to store calories as fat.
      Eat a vegetablw or frui every two hours.

      *Here's a simple trick that can help you lose weight without doing anything else. Drink a litre of water as soon as you wake up in the morning and then drink two more throughout the day. You'll notice a difference the first month. 

      *Here's another trick that works. For every pound of muscle that you add, your body will burn 3000 calories (1lb) of fat every day. That means that just by having an extra pound of muscle on your body you will burn a pound of fat every day! So, add muscle! 

      *This is the fastest way to add a pound of muscle. Squats and Pushups! You do them on alternate days; squats one day, pushups the next. And you do them SuperSlow style. That is, you do the easy part twice as slow as the hard part. That way you fatigue the muscles quickly. Then you rest the muscles for 48 hours which gives the body a chance to make new muscles.

      *Squats should be done with a wide stance and all the way to the floor. Pushups the with palms shoulder width apart and all the way to the floor, then all the way up. Use the full range of motion of the muscle group you are trying to develop. If you are too weak to do pushups, try them with your knees on the floor or do them with your feet on the floor and your hands an the bed.

      *The idea is to tire the muscles out completely so do a set of squats until you can't do another, then rest for a couple of minutes and do it again. Do that 3 times and you're done for the day. The following day, don't do squats but do pushups. Do them the same way, going down twice as slow as you come up.

      *You will lose weight fast, unless you add more junk food and fat to your diet. Instead, eat at least 5 to 7 different raw vegetables and fruits every day. Cut out anything that comes in a bag, box, can, bottle or any kind of package. In other words, cut out all processed foods, soft drinks and sweets. Eat more grains and less red meat. Check out the Food Pyramid.

      *If you really want to give your body the best possible chance to be healthy and fat free, go to infinity2.com and order their weight loss formula and Essentials for Life. That will give you all the vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and probiotics that your body needs and will keep you feeling better and healthier. They also have a Proteabolic Mass Formula for serious athletes who want to build muscle mass quickly and safely.

      *Weight loss without exercise is not good. You need to eat healthy, exercise and get your rest. You will feel better, look better and be healthier. Try it for a week. You will notice a difference. You will feel better and that will motivate you to continue.

      *Losing weight only in specific areas of the body is impossible.  You can't just lose weight around the belly, for instance. So, if you want tight, rippled abs, do crunches and leg raises every other day the way I described above.

      *One last point, stretching is essential for a number of reasons. Pick up a copy of ''Stretching'' by Bob Anderson. Read the intro and understand his reasoning before you do the exercisis. Good luck!

      *This information is based on my personal and professional experience. Check these links:
      http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/fn-an/food-guide-aliment/index_e.html
      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Food_guide_pyramid
      http://www.infinity2.com Sponsor ID 3290988

  41. QUESTION:
    Can using detox pills aid in weight loss?
    I have currently began a new diet & exercise "lifestyle" and have already lost over 8 pounds but was wondering if by detoxifying my body using "3-day detox pills" it would allow my body to eliminate toxic waste - essentially making it easier to lose weight? Has anyone had experience with detox pills & their effects before? Thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      You do tend to lose some short term weight will detoxing. Often you get a little dehydrated and you perhaps aren't eating as much. Elimating toxic waste isn't really going to make your body more effeicent of anything. You should feel better and your body will be better because of it though.

  42. QUESTION:
    What should I eat after a 10 day water fast?
    What should I eat for the next few days after my 10-day water fast?
    I just came off a 10 day fast where I drank only water and ate nothing. THe first 2 days sucked but overall it was a great way to detox my system, and it gave me lots of energy. I guess the only thing I didn't think about before I started was this: What do I eat first? This fast was not a weight-loss plan (I only lost 2 pounds anyway) but I still DON'T want to gain weight when I start eating. What's the best thing to start back with? Should I go the next week on vegetables or something? I just don't want to gain weight because my weight is ideal for me right now.
    I am not thinking about doing this - I already did it, so don't lecture me please! Also, I am NOT overweight, and I did NOT fast for weight loss - it was for detoxing and also spiritual reasons.

    • ANSWER:
      One thing I've learned from years of fasting....NEVER break a fast too fast. You've got the right idea with starting slow on fruits and vegetables. I'd start with juices, teas fresh fruit and raw veggie soups and salads for the next week. Add cooked veggies and brown rice the next week. Stay away from processed foods because it's a real slippery slope to "re-toxing" yourself. Add proteins in on the third week. Eat smaller meals more often throughout the day. Drink water with slices of cucumber or citrus to help hydrate more efficiently. Your body is still detoxing, so keep foods simple and healthy for longterm results.

  43. QUESTION:
    What can i do to clean my system from thc in a quick way? ?
    My gf is about 5'5 weighs 110ish and is slim. What can she do to clean her system . Tips and stuff would help. She stopped smoking about a week ago and used to smoke sort of often. We think the thc will be in her system for a while but just tips on how to get clean the quickest would be really helpful.

    • ANSWER:
      It is stored in fat so there isn't much if anything that can be done to significantly increase the rate of oxygenation of THC into water soluble metabolites. It stays in the fat until it is metabolized primarily by certain cytochrome p450 enzymes. They normally operate in a steady manner and release THC metabolites into the blood at the rate of about half every couple of days for most people. Some are quicker and some slower but there isn't any known way to increase the rate of specific cytochrome p450 enzymes. There probably are things you could do that would help pass. They aren't in any detox kit ingredients I ever saw. It would be ingesting some compound that is metabolized by the same enzymes. It would have to be very non toxic and it would be hard and probably expensive to prove that. That would tie up the enzyme with another compound. At the same time the person drinks a lot of water starting about 5 hours before the test. Then take another glass of water 1 hour before with a b2 pill to color the urine. Both of those should temporarily reduce the concentration of metabolites. They don't actually get THC out any faster since they don't affect the rate of how fast the enzymes work though it might be possible to slow down the enzyme but no such compound exists that interferes but I imagine one of the synthetic cannabinoids would qualify. Using another compound to tie up the enzymes like that would only work if taken about 5 hours before the test. It would actually make the THC stay in the body longer.

  44. QUESTION:
    I think my getting giddiness, gas and skin problems due to long steorid medication.I What to do now ?
    Due to severe respiratory problem, I have been prescribed with 'steroid' for long time.Now I feel very weak often with severe gas problem, I have developed dry skin besides giddiness.I have to use the steroid to overcome breathing problems. Any way to get rid of it through Ayurveda means .Otherwise what are the possibilities?

    • ANSWER:
      first go for a thorough detox. remove as much of the chemical components in your body as possible. you can do that for one week. and stop taking those steroids. i know its going to be a difficult and painful task but once you're through it, no worries. that is absolutely necessary as STEROIDS ARE ADDICTIVE.then go for a different type of medicine, if possible, ayurvedic. considering that you have been taking steroids for a long time, you can't stop at once, so reduce the dosage every week. work toward one goal- NO STEROIDS IN YOUR BODY ANYMORE !

  45. QUESTION:
    People who use benzodiazepines daily or regularly, do you detox for a few days?
    when you find your body become tolerant? How often do you do this and say for instance you take 3 pills daily, should you start when you end up taking double or could you just alternate your medication with other pills.

    • ANSWER:
      If you've been taking benzodiazepines for long enough to build up a tolerance, or find that you need more of them to acheive the same effect then you are in a very dangerous place and reducing the dosage or stopping to 'detox' is something that should never be done without close medical/nursing supervision. Discuss your concerns with your doctor, as there is a standard 'reducing dosage' regimen available to doctors specifically for addressing this issue. Don't change the dosage of ANY prescription drug without discussing it with medical/nursing staff - it was originally prescribed for a reason!

  46. QUESTION:
    How do you know when you should Detox?
    How do you know when you need to or should detox? And how often?

    • ANSWER:
      You do not EVER "need to detox", it is an entirely invented industry created to sell books, pills & potions for splendid profits. Your regular body usually does a perfectly good job of keeping itself functional, and when it doesn't, you need actual medicine, not a "detox regime".

      The ONLY thing detoxing removes from you is your cash!

      Eat a balanced diet, stay physically fit, avoid tobacco, avoid too much alcohol, and have good genes from your parents!

      http://www.dietriffic.com/2007/06/04/detox-diets-a-complete-scam/

      It is HILARIOUS that "Sunset" (answer above) posted WebMD as a source, if you go to their site, it says; "Most natural liver detox diets have little science supporting them. Additionally, detox diets are very restrictive and can cause harm if they're not used with care."

  47. QUESTION:
    Is there a way to pass a drug test without buying a detox?
    my work has been doing random drug tests, and i have had to buy like 4 detox's and its getting expensive because every time they test my piss they tell me its to diluted therefore telling them i detoxed or did something to not make the test as accurate, i need something that will completely drain my system of everything.

    • ANSWER:
      For fluid testing (urine,saliva,blood) this will help.
      Exercising alot,but stop 2-3 days before the test so you aren't still breaking down fat and releasing stored THC.Eat a high fiber diet with metamucil ( makes the metabolites cling to the fiber and send it out), red meat, daily multi vitamin,vitamin b-12 helps add creatine to the body if you must dilute.Stay very good hydrated. And test yourself. Use the first pee of the day. That is when your urine will have the highest concentration of THC metabolites.Pee 3 or 4 times and check again. (1 panel THC test kit you can find at any walgreens or CVS ).If you are a small person with a low body mass and good metabolism you can be ok to go but alot depends on how often and how much you smoke.

      Also...Clean friend’s urine (you have to keep the sample between 91 to 97 degrees, to be able to get the sample into the testing room and make sure its not older than 18 hours).

      And many Detox don't work.You need to try, try, try to be sure it is work for you.

      I use Detox for my tests (''masking agent'' and works for a Lab test ).Check the site called drugtestfriend.com ,they have a phone consultation too. The give you a formula for passing that you can make from your local store, a counsler to help you and you pay once but you can call after for up to 3 years, sounds to good to be true but its a real service.

  48. QUESTION:
    Will going 3 days eating Veggies, fruit and nuts detox me?
    I am trying to do 2 things here, detox and drop some weight. I am going to try no meat because I hardly eat it anyway. Will this help detox by body at all?

    • ANSWER:
      Eating meat wont affect you detoxing first off. But if you want to detox eat lots fiber LOTS of it, this really gets your GI tract back on track, but your stool will be watery. Drink lots of fluids Urinate and defecate often don't hold it.

      If your trying to loose weight don't eat as much sugar[and starch and milk they turn into sugar], sugar is turned into fat in your body and stored in the adipocytes. fat in food is not stored it is used to transfer fat soluble vitamins, and can get caught in veins and arteries if not broken down properly.

  49. QUESTION:
    Does detox tea make you break out more?
    Iv recently started drinking Get georgious republic of tea. I noticed my face was getting clearer. I decided to also add the Get clean in my diet which helps detox your body and mainly your liver. Well I follow the amount to drink a day and its herbal tea so no caffiene but Iv noticed wwith the detox tea im breaking out more and its mostly on my forehead which I dont usually break out there very much. They are just many tiny little bumps. Anyone know why?

    • ANSWER:
      any kind of detox often shows up on your skin, this is the toxins being released from your body. it will clear up if you keep going, just wait it out. If it starts to itch, though, or gets red or irritated, you may be having an allergic reaction.

  50. QUESTION:
    Which supplements are good for patients undergoing chemotherapy/?
    My grandfather is currently undergoing chemotherapy for Lung Cancer and we are trying to do everything possible to help him feel comfortable. He often speaks about loss of energy and loss of appetite. My family and I have been trying to incorporate some natural supplements into the little amount of food that he does eat so that he can try to remedy the issues he is dealing with. So far Noni Juice has been a success, but we are on the lookout for more. Can anyone suggest some other options? Those that can be incorporated in smoothies and soups are ideal, because these are the foods he enjoys most. Thank you!

    • ANSWER:
      look into Rife technology, www.rife.de, oncotherm make good machines, the GB4000 is good as well.

      Also alkalise your body by eating lots of raw veg/fruit dark green leafy vegetables especially, Read a book called 'The pH Miracle' it sells on amazon. Cancer patients usually have an internal acidic environment, ideal for cancer and pathogenic microbes to thrive.

      Also see an orthomolecular medicine doctor, take 1000mg-2000mg of Vitamin C per day in the form of magnesium ascorbate. Cut out all meat, cheese, sugar, from your diet. Look into Laetrile as well, as wlell as Dr. Hulda Clark's book 'Cure for all advanced cancers', she is a ND naturopath, and has natural remedies for all types of cancers.

      Make a detox tea, watch 'Jerry Brunetti's videos, his a cancer survivor, he had non-hodgkins lymphoma, and he used alternative medicine alone. I think they are on google video or youtube. It include Pau De' Arco, and other antimicrobial ingredients. Look into HyperImmune Milk, the MERCK Patent, its all on Bruunetti's videos, 'A personal odyssey/nutrition' and 'Food as Medicine'

      http://www.cancerdecisions.com/order.htm...

      Also look into the Moss Reports, they cost money to buy the rport, but trust me it is worth it. Ralph Moss takes a scientific approach when evaluating alternative medicine for cancer, specific to whatever cancer that you have, he has a report for all of them. I believe his daughter died of cancer from conventional medicine route.http://www.cancerdecisions.com/order.htm...

      I would recommend you see a good naturopath, nutritionist, and an open minded medical doctor to help you fight this. Ask them if they have treated cancer before, and leukemia, and ask for testomies and whether you could talk to their previous patients ect. As well as an orthomolecular doctor {sometimes a good nutritionist is trained in this area also}, as well as a good western botanical medicine herbalist.

      Consider supplement with 'Oxygen Elements Plus' by GHT, as well as oxygen/ozone therapy. Look into DCA a new drug to restart mitochondria in cancer cells, not on prescription yet, but i heard people are getting their hands on it somehow from chemical companies. Enzyme Therapy and Laetrile work for tumors, find out if it does work for your grandfather's condition

      Also ultilise the Bob Beck Protocol and look into Gerson Therapy, watch 'Dying To Have Known' available on Bit Che program search, download using bittorrent, or buy it. Gerson Therapy, is a cancer therapy that involves juicing raw organic carrots/apples, and dark green leafy vegetables. Serious, research this further.

      Please also visit the Rifeforum.com for more information. One doctor in Italy, uses sodium bicarbonate {yes, ordinary baking soda} intravenous for cancer patients, and has had remarkeable success/cure in his patients. Research this further, sorry i dont remember the name, it should be on google or the rife forum.

      Instead of yoghurt, have Kefir, look into Kefir making, this has more probitoics in it, and its free to make at home.

      Hope this helps. Dont hesitate to email me. put IMPORTANT as the subject, as i have hundreds of emails in my inbox


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