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Detox The Body At Home

A body detox program shouldn't be all about suffering and sacrifice. It should be fun, too! Learn about some of the different spa treatments that you can try to give your natural body detox a boost:

1. The foot bath. So let's discuss your feet for a moment. Your feet? Yes. Many people involved in a whole body detox enjoy a detox foot bath. This is not the same as the plastic vibrating foot bath you got as a gift that you never use. A detox foot bath uses a metal container that puts an slight electric charge in the water. This charge won't hurt you, but it binds to the toxins in your body and transports them out through the pores in your feet. One thing you will notice is that your sinuses will drain almost immediately.

2. Skin brushing. This is a great pick-me-up for any whole body detox. It involves taking a brush with natural bristles and going over your entire body with it. Use a long handled brush. Do it before you shower. Start at the soles of your feet and work your way upward to the top of your head. This stimulates blood circulation and helps get the lymph system going. It also just plain feels good, too.

3. Contrast Showers. These are extremely popular and very easy to do at home. Simply jump in the shower and make it as hot as you can for about 3-5 minutes. This is important in any natural body detox as it helps remove toxins from your body. Next, turn the water to cold for anywhere between 30 seconds and 1 minute. This closes your pores to avoid any other toxins seeping in from the bathroom. It is also very invigorating.

4. Clay Baths. Claybentonite clay in particularis known for it's abilities in drawing toxins out from the body. While you may pay out the nose if you go to a spa for this, there are many versions you can do at home. The advantage of this treatment in your whole body detox is that it can draw metals out of your system that not many other treatments can. If you have never done a clay bath before, you will be surprised by how good it feels.

5. Herbal Steams. Ever hold your head over boiling water with a towel draped over your hair? Herbal treatments work the same, but have the added benefit of using certain plants with known detox properties. Boil up some today, place a couple of drops of essential oils on your forehead, and get to it!

6. Epsom Salt. This old-fashioned remedy is a boost to any whole body detox. Epsom salts supply sulfate to the body to aid in removing toxins. Dissolve some in a hot bath. Finish off with a shower in cold water to close pores to avoid any new toxins coming in. After that, cover up and go to bed so you can sweat toxins out overnight.

Using any and all of the methods above will not only help detox your body but make you feel pampered a little in the process. They are a great way to benefit your health and pamper yourself at the same time.

detox the body at home

Full Body Detox

Frequently Asked Questions

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

      Be Well....

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

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

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

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

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

    • ANSWER:
      "Detox" kits are scams.

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

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

    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.



      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

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

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

    • ANSWER:
      Time for a filter

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

    • ANSWER:

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

    • ANSWER:

    How early before event should I do 7 day full-body cleanse?
    I have a special event coming up in late July that I need to look great for. Should I do a full body cleanse this coming week and workout really hard for a month or should I do it vise versa by working out really hard for a month and then cleansing the week before my event?! Thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      Cleansing is a waste of time and an unhealthy thing to do according the health experts.

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

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

      "'Cleansing' diets may be worthless"

      "A day on a detox diet program probably won't hurt you, but there's little point in following these restrictive diets - and they can do far more harm than good, says Michelle May, MD,"

      "Detox diets are a waste of time and money, say scientists"

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

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

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

      Good luck and good health!!

    What is a full body cleansing flush?
    I am interested in taking a full body cleansing flush. I only want it to be 24 hours long, preferably in pill format. Any suggestions?

    • ANSWER:
      A body detox is a good idea , you would do better to look it up on google as there is such a lot of options..................

    How can i do a full body detox?
    I really want to detox my body. I want to clear all the toxins inside and get them out, and i want to clear my skin and be healthy. How can i do it at home, for a low price.

    • ANSWER:
      Your blood is cleaned each day. People who have kidney disease are hooked up to dialysis machines to do the work of the kidneys. Your kidneys are working right now to process waste and eliminate it. If you eat lots of foods with fiber, you will swiftly move food through your intestinal tract. Some foods that do the trick are melons, whole grains, beans, apples, and seeds. These are not expensive. Drink ample water. After a bath, rub your skin with a good towel, and you will sluff off dead skin cells. If you have access to a sauna, use it for the prescribed amount of time, probably ten minutes. Thus, you will be clean, inside and out at a low price.

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

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

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

    What is the best Full body permanent detox.?
    I need A really powerful permanent detox because I have been smoking about 20 grams of pot a week. I Am 6'1 165lbs just under 5% bf. I am planning to run 5 miles a day for the remainder 10 days I have before I could be possibly lab drug tested tested at anytime. I appreciate your help!

    • ANSWER:
      "Permanent" means forever. "Permanent detox" does not really make sense.

    How to do a full body cleanse and or detox?
    I know there are some homemade ones which is what I want like I heard of the lemonizing body cleanse what is it and if I can make it how do I please do not give,me any fu facts or any warnings I just need a body cleansing detox ''recipie ''

    • ANSWER:

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

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

    How long will it take for a a full body detox cleanser to clear your system?
    Piurcehased at a head shop, deto meant for drug test. Consumed at 2 pm yest and my pee is still too yellow. Also exsperienced a huge migrain yest. What other side effects are possible?

    • ANSWER:
      i don't do drugs i drink Lipton Tea and i like it stronger than most people and it keeps me from kidney stones you can use 4 family size or 1 gallon size bag to make a gallon add sugar if you wish drink about a quart of tea and your pee will be clear and if your not careful you'll feel better to
      good luck.

    Revamping My Diet - What should I Eat?
    I want to start off by getting a full-body detox flush followed by a new diet of organic foods and taking a daily supplement.

    What are some good products? Websites? Anything will help!

    • ANSWER:

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

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

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

    where can i go to get a full body massage, facial, and nail treatment?.?
    Me and my friend, want to go get a full body massage, detox, manicure, pedicure, and facial, anyone know of anyplace in Charlotte area that can do this for a inexpensive price? or a reasonable price
    i know it will be somewhat expensive but i dont need to going like to ridiculousness amounts

    • ANSWER:
      Let me just tell you that if you want all that your bill won't be inexpensive no matter where you go.

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

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

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

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

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

      Hope after your cleanse you feel good.
      Good luck!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Anyone know of a good website or something?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Detoxing my body before I start a whole new lifestyle?
    My phone has an app that gives me a number of different diets. One of them is a 3 day detox, it's eating about 900 calories a day for 3 days. Is this safe to do before I start my new lifestyle of retraining myself to eat properly? I'd really like to flush my system and start over before I start.

    • ANSWER:
      The good news is that you really don't need to flush your system or detoxify your body before you embark on a new lifestyle. You already own some of the most effective filters known, in the form of your liver and kidneys. Despite the hype, your colon is not chock full of gunk and you are not a walking bag of toxins. Things that don't belong in the body are filtered out by the kidneys and livers, if they are even absorbed at all. All you have to do is simply start eating properly, and trust your body to do what it does best. A 900 calorie diet wouldn't necessarily hurt you, but it would not provide you with the best nutrients, nor the calories your body needed to operate at optimum levels. But skip on all those detox preps and the odd diet combos, because they really don't work. At best, they do nothing except leave you hungry. Most are fancy laxatives, which simply cause diarrhea. Diarrhea isn't a friend of anyone, and actually upsets the body a lot more than anything else. Your system doesn't need flushing, honestly. Just start your new routines, and you'll see the results without having to torture your body at all.

    I want a full body detox system. What are the best?
    I want to buy a complete body detox. What are the best detox systems?... It would be perferred that I can buy it in a pack that it all comes together so I know I've got everything I need for the complete body clense.

    • ANSWER:
      There are many good detox products on the store shelves. Always look for one that says "natural" and gentle" as these won't cause you to get stomach cramps or make you run to the bathroom or even make you stay in the bathroom for hours (some do). Also look for a product that you take for at least 2 days with 7 days being even better. Some detoxing that you see is only a one day product and it puts such a shock to your system with stimulants and laxatives that you are miserable during that time.

      If you want to get the best from any detox product it's a good idea to eat oatmeal daily or other high fiber bran type product starting the week before so that the high fiber can start the process ahead of time so when the actual dextoxing time comes you know when you will be needing the bathroom if you don't already have your body on a set schedule.

      Also be sure to drink plenty of water before, during and after the detox to continually clean your system.

    Will doing a full body detox during early pregnancy harm the baby? Experts in this plz answer!?
    I want to know if I decide to do a detox such as the Master Cleanse or any recommended detox, will it be safe during pregnancy? Would the toxins go to the baby and harm him??!!! or will they be eliminated out of my body without affecting the baby thus having a positive effect on both mother and baby!

    I only want answers from natural health practitioners/ herbalists etc that understand and know what they're talking about.

    • ANSWER:
      Yes. It can cause many problems. The early part of the pregnancy is the most delicate part of the pregnancy. The toxins are filtered through your kidneys and liver and the blood stream. Yes you can make your baby sick. If you are having health issues, then a doctor monitored program with labs may be in order. Normally not.

    How long does marijuana stay in your body?
    Let's say I smoke a full blunt off marijuana. How long will it take for it to not show up on my urine test anymore?

    • ANSWER:
      it depends on a few things 1} how much do you whey. 2} what your diet is. if your under 150 lbs you could be clean in 5to 7 days. depending on your food & drink intake. DEtox & SWEAT GIRL ,there r plenty of ways to enjoy that Girl;)

    what are the natural remedies to detoxify mercury/led from the body?
    what are the natural remedies to detoxify mercury/led from the body? Since DMSA pulls it out too fast and while you are on SSRI, its not a good feeling. Garlic is thought to speed up the natural detoxification process

    Cilantro? Chlorella? Do they even work?
    Also, which one would not interact with Celexa SSRI?

    • ANSWER:
      There is nothing in alternative medicine that will 'detox' mercury or lead. 'Detox' in this respect is a scam. You don't have mercury or lead poisoning anyway. Garlic will have no 'speed up' effect on liver or kidney function.

      EDIT: I should have mentioned to beware of detox scams, the internet is abound with them. First they alarm you that you are full of accumulated 'toxins', they they will try to sell you some quack remedy with no proper science to support it. Stay skeptical.

      From Wiki:
      "Body cleansing and detoxification have been referred to as an elaborate hoax used by con artists to cure nonexistent illnesses. Most doctors contend that the 'toxins' in question do not even exist.[16][17] In response, alternative medicine proponents frequently cite heavy metals or pesticides as the source of toxification, however no evidence exists that detoxification approaches have a measurable effect on these or any other chemical levels. Medical experts state that body cleansing is unnecessary as the human body is naturally capable of maintaining itself, with several organs dedicated to cleansing the blood and gut."

      If you had mercury or lead poisoning, you would be extremely sick.

      EDIT: These things have been mentioned below:

      Ionic Detox Footbath = SCAM! Read: http://www.chem1.com/CQ/FootBathBunk.html

      Bentonite clay for detox = SCAM! Read: http://skeptoid.com/episodes/4083

      @Janie - you don't need to be an expert in alt med to identify scams and lack of evidence!

    What are the best full-body detox diets out there?

    I've been looking online for detox diets, and some say the acai berry and lemon detox diets are good,while others say they are rubbish.

    So..what is the best one out there?


    xx Sarah

    • ANSWER:
      Hi Lemon -
      I hope this is the answer you will listen to.
      Detoxing and/or cleansing have absolutely no medical benefit and are in fact harmful to the digestive system and internal organs. There is no build up of bad plaque in a normal system. If we had a layer of undigested foods or "toxins" lining our systems, we would all be dying of malnutrition since we would be unable to absorb any nutrients.
      Our bodies "detox" 24 hours a day through respiration, sweat, liver, and kidneys.
      We can help detox by eating a healthy diet with minimal added sugar and salt. Lots of fresh fruit, vegetables, whole grain foods, beans, peas, and brown rice keep a system as healthy as it can be. The less processed your food is, the better.
      Minimal alcohol, caffeine, soda. Try to drink 100 oz of ice cold water per day.
      Read food labels. If you can't pronounce it, don't put it in your body. Extreme detoxing diets or supplements actually flush out the beneficial bacteria and enzymes in the digestive system.
      To "cleanse" the digestive system, search foods high in soluble fiber. Soluble fiber "encapsulates" fatty acids and toxins as they pass through the system minimizing absorption of fats and
      re-absorption of toxins. 15 bean soup is a great hot food right now high in soluble fiber. Fiber foods give the intestines a good workout by giving them something to push against. Oh ya, that action (peristalsis) burns calories as well.
      Spend your money in the produce department instead of giving it to someone peddling unproven, unregulated, and even dangerous products.
      As for weight loss with these crazy fad diets, you can lose up to 10 pounds in a couple of days.
      I personally go through a 4 pound variation between bed time and waking. So with the diarrhea you will experience, the drop in water weight, and the lack of nutrients, you can easily drop ten pounds. None of it is body fat of course.
      After the fatigue sets in and you start eating and drinking normally you will put the weight back on since your body was tricked into experiencing famine.
      Good luck.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    How might one go about cleansing their body of thc in 5 days?
    Cranberry juice?
    Niacin pills?
    Detox? If so which

    • ANSWER:
      Yahoo! does not evaluate or guarantee the accuracy of any Yahoo! Answers content. Click here for the Full Disclaimer.

    i took a 0.5mg xanex thurs and detoxed friday pass test on sat?
    i took a 0.5 mg xanax thursday and did a full body detox friday do u think i passed my drug test today?

    • ANSWER:

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

    • ANSWER:
      Hi Lisa,

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

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

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

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

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

    can doing a detox interfere with birth control?
    a full body detox as in blood, liver, kidney, bowls, ect. Or Candistroy detox. both in pill form to move up to three bowl movements aday. Will either of these take my bc out of my system? I wasn't sure even though bc is hormonal and not in the boold.

    • ANSWER:
      I would say talk to your doctor to be sure. My guess is that as long as you aren't having very loose stools or vomiting, you will probably be fine. There are quite a few herbs in detox supplements, and often their interactions with prescription drugs haven't been tested extensively. You might want to use a second form of birth control until your next period just to be on the safe side.

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

    • ANSWER:

      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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    How does body detoxification work?
    I'm not looking into it for weight loss like a majority of people are but I've started taking an interest in body detoxification. I know there's this one yoga detox recipe that's been working for years but I need more information about this.

    I don't want to know about the pills and products I just want to know about the actual detoxification.
    Stop advertising your crap to me. I just want to know about how body detox works.

    • ANSWER:
      Detoxification is a fancy word for cleaning your blood. There are many programs available to help, but your body actually has its own way dealing with toxins. There are two major systems involved with detoxification: anti-oxidation, and the detoxification process in the liver.

      Oxidation is best illustrated by looking at rust, which is a reaction of metal to oxygen. When free radicals come in contact with the body, oxidation can occur. Oxidation causes all kinds of problems, such as allergies and certain types of sickness. The body has a natural anti-oxidation system which includes vitamins such as C, E, B2, bioflavonoid, beta-carotene and other substances to prevent oxidation. Oxidation occurs at the cellular level, so detox must occur there as well. Any deficiency of these in the diet causes problems removing toxins.

      What a good full body detox does is also remove impurities from the blood through the liver. The liver is an important organ, and is where toxins are processed. The body also uses other organs such as kidneys, intestines, lungs, lymph nodes and skin to remove toxins. Most toxins are not water-soluble. When toxins enter the liver, two groups of enzymes break down the toxins into water-soluble substances to be excreted via the kidneys and other organs. When this system is not functioning properly, toxins can go unfiltered and your whole body suffers.

      There are several ways a body detox program boosts your body’s clearing of toxins. Fasting for a short period of time is usually part of any full body detox. When you fast, your organs rest. This gives them time to rejuvenate themselves and assist with the cleansing. In addition to fasting, a good detox program will stimulate the liver to eliminate common toxins from your body the way it should have been doing all along. This also extends to elimination through the skin, kidneys and intestines.

      Circulation is always a big part of any natural body detox. Boosting circulation of the blood through exercise, deep breathing, and other means helps toxins be carried quickly out of the bloodstream. The simple act of breathing deeply brings more oxygen to your blood, thereby allowing for faster elimination of toxins. Even though oxygen contributes to oxidation, lack of oxygen can also cause serious problems. Blood flow helps push more blood through the liver, allowing more toxin removal.

      Diet is another major component of a body detox program. It is important to get rid of any toxins in the diet. It is usually necessary to cut out all sugar, caffeine, nicotine and other harmful chemicals from your body. This is one of the most important components, and it is helpful to continue giving your body nutrients even after your program is complete.

      Abstaining from using certain chemicals also aids in toxin removal. Free radicals come from many household products. Perfumes, shampoos, household cleaners, sunscreens, and much more all contain toxins that get stuck in your body if there is no way to eliminate it. This is why abstinence and diet are two important ways to keep your body cleansed.

    Do peoples bodies detox when they stop smoking marijuana?
    I have been stoned almost everyday for the last three years and smoked on and off for about 5 years before this. I have decided to quit smoking pot, and i havent gotten stoned i two full days. but i dont feel so hot, icky taste, cold sweats, sick to my stomach, the runs, and i am so scatter-brained.

    • ANSWER:
      It is not physically addictive, so this may all be in your head.I have smoked for 31 yrs. daily, and go through dry periods,I have never gotten sick nor craved it.Your body does detox but not in the way you are mentioning opiates, would give you this type of detox . Your body clears out from pot just as a cigarette would making your body adjusting hormones from all the chemicals . Make sure you don't have one of those nasty bugs going around right now.

    Whats the most effective way to completely detoxify myself in a short time?
    I'm trying to naturally detox myself. I've been feeling like crap the last couple weeks, and feel i need to detox again. problem is, I'm on a budget, and can't afford the detox kits. I've heard of downing a gallon of vinegar and doing a double dose of B vitamins every day, but I'd like something a tad more pleasant if there's any. help please?

    • ANSWER:
      Try this way I did for myself
      Fasting 12 hours, while you drink 6 glasses mineral water and make a
      physical easy work, maybe in your home , just to be in permanent movement. I made an order in different corners of rooms
      Tomorrow start your day eating an apple. After this make a warm bath , but before , make a dry brushing of your skin and if you have the conditions ,even a peeling with papaya
      For middle meal eat a good soup of vegetables, especially carrots.
      For evening a portion of oceanus fish and an apple
      During this day, drink 6 glasses of plant tea. I prefer green tea.
      To detox your body completely is a long process,but in these two days you made your best to start this process. In a third day you'll feel full of energy and also an inner relief hard to explain in words.
      Now you can to add everything that makes you feel more relief such as meditation,nap,smile,get more organized vitamin supplements, deep breathing
      Very important ,once a week keep eating one day only fruits.
      And think what physical exercises are good for you. . Maybe adopt like me yoga.
      Good luck and good health to you

    How long will it take chemo drugs to full leave my body?
    I recently stop chemotherapy and was wondering how long the drugs would last in my body? Also I was told the best was to detox or cleanse my body would be to drink lots of water, does anyone know of a detox or cleansing routine that would help get these drugs out of my body?

    • ANSWER:
      The following links provided may help answer some of your questions:

      How long does it take to get chemo, CMF, out of your system?
      Answers —Russell Portenoy, M.D.: It is important to distinguish the direct effects of chemotherapy as it circulates in the body from the long-term effect that can continue after the body has eliminated the chemotherapy through normal metabolic pathways. Most chemotherapy is eliminated from the body fairly quickly, and the fatigue that patients experience after treatment is a prolonged effect that continues long after the chemotherapy is gone. A person should not assume that feeling fatigued means that the chemotherapy is still in the body. As we said before, fatigue has many possible causes and the experience of severe fatigue should be evaluated so that these causes can be identified and treated.
      Marisa Weiss, M.D., president and founder: Among the many causes of fatigue, there are hormonal influences that can have a significant effect, including your thyroid gland function. In the evaluation for your fatigue, make sure that this is also checked out.

      How long does the chemotherapy stay in my body?
      A: Not very long. Most agents are completely metabolized and excreted within several hours. The damage sustained by cancer cells from chemotherapy agents, however, may not result in the death of the cell for several days.

      Also, on the question of detox, etc., speaking from my own experience (non-cancer) on alternative medicine, a certified and/or qualified health care practitioner (naturopath, integrative M.D.) should be sought if you would like to bring your body back to an enhanced state of health. These people can help you and even with before/after chemo/cancer treatment.
      Remember, it should be a qualified clinic with qualified people. Ask an association, etc., in your area concerning this field of medicine... and.... never self-medicate, always, always seek out the advice of those with expertise in their craft. Believe me, I know from experience. Good luck and all the best in health!

    How effective is drinking lemon water for weight loss?
    It is told that lemon water helps with weight loss, but how effective is it? Not the detox diet, but just drinking lemon water throughout the day, how much weight could you possibly lose in a week? In a month? I am curious to know how effective it really is in losing weight.

    • ANSWER:
      Actually, just drinking any kind of water will significantly help with weight loss.

      Water helps to improve liver function. Your liver helps you metabolize and burn fat easily. But when you are dehydrated, your kidneys will have trouble functioning, and your liver will have to pick up the slack.

      Now, let's think about this for a minute...

      If you were your liver, would you be more concerned with burning fat, or helping out your ailing kidneys? That's what I thought! And that's exactly what your liver does.

      So, if you want to start your body's natural fat-burning process, make sure you stay hydrated.

      Also, drinking water, whether it's got lemon in it or not, will help you feel fuller throughout the day. This will keep you from snacking on unhealthy foods and help you limit your portion sizes too.

      I hope this helps.

    How do I use apple cider vinegar as a detox?
    I would like to use this to get rid of toxins in the body. How many times a day do I take it? When is the best time. Is it better on an empty stomach? How much do I use a day? Do I dilute it in a little bit of water? For how long do I take it? Thank you for your help!

    • ANSWER:
      Hi there I'm actually using it at the moment....make up some Luke warm water into a glass and add two table spoons or cap fulls of apple cider vinegar and mix and its done.

      Best time to have it is in the Morning!!!!!

    Has anyone gone through a natural healing?
    I've been on a natural path to healing my health problems that all started because of a poor diet. I just want to see if I can find anyone that has gone through either a ph balancing or a total body detox to get input on your symptoms and how long it took.

    • ANSWER:
      Look at longitivity warehouse,and their Earthing products,and the book Earthing.Just going barefooted can heal.Click on some of their earthing products to hear videos,of what earthing does.Use full spectrum minerals with amino acid chelate.Good minerals displace bad minerals .Alge and alfalfa can heal and detox,spirulina and chlorella.

    DETOX - How to detox at home, not at a salon etc....?
    how would you go about doing a full body detox...?

    someone suggested drinking lots of water but is that good enough on its own...?


    • ANSWER:
      Drink lots of water. This craze about colon cleansers, laxatives, blood purifiers, etc. are just b.s. It's almost the same as using worms to leech out foul toxins in your blood, there's just no need for them, and they can end up doing more harm than good.

    Will my brain and body heal if I stop taking ecstasy ?
    I've been doing E for 3 years, and do it like every week. Now I feel weaker, my heart beats abnormally, my stomach feel weird after I eat. Now I decide to stop doing E. SO will my body and brain heal ?

    • ANSWER:
      Yes and no. Some (probably MOST) of the damage that has been done to your body will heal but the reality is that some of the damage is probably permanent.


      Just stopping the use of Ecstasy may not be enough to allow yourself to heal as completely as possible. You may need to seek out a Narcanon program that can help you to remove the residual Ecstasy that will remain in your tissues even if you stop taking the drug.

      From this website here:

      Effects of Ecstacy Detox

      Ecstasy has a crystalline chemical structure which tends to lodge in the fat cells and other tissue of the body for many years. Ecstasy has been compared closely to LSD due to its similar crystalline structure and effect of "flashing back", or being brought back in to action in the body, years later. Ecstasy like other drugs, is essentially a poison to the body. Ecstasy presents a danger to the body and burns out nerve messengers called neuro-transmitters like serotonin and dopamine: these messengers are made unavailable creating depression and long term mental health problems. Whether ecstasy is neuro-toxic to humans like it is to small animals is still debated. What is known is that depression is an effect of ecstasy in long term ecstasy users or addicts. Ecstasy Detox would have to fully remove the drug and its chemical residues totally from the body of the user before the body would be able to re-build and repair itself fully.

      Full Ecstasy Detox and Recovery

      Ecstasy recovery or full treatment for the consequences of ecstasy intoxication and addiction, should include a full and complete Ecstasy Detox. As Ecstasy gets trapped deep in the body tissues, a long sauna detox sweat out program would be needed to remove the build up of these chemical residues from the body. The body has an amazing ability to repair itself and rebuild itself once there is no more threat to its survival. I liken ecstasy to a virus that infects the body and cells and prevents the body from properly repairing itself. Like a dirty cut that remains sore and does not heal, ecstasy residues dirty the cells and makes full repair difficult while present. Removing or detox'ing these chemical residues from the cells, gives new life and reduces the burden on the body that these drugs create. Some sauna detoxifications can take a month or more, but the change to the persons health and outlook is attested to by 1000's of happy people who complete the New Life Detoxification Program ® delivered by Narconon ®.

      Good luck to you! You've made a good decision to improve your life and whatever long term damage you might have done with drug use....it will be less if you stop right now rather than three months from now.

    How long does it take Triple Leaf Herbal Detox Tea to get THC out of your system?
    Someone told me they usually take it a week before their drug test, but does it take a full week to completely cleanse you? And does drinking water with it help?
    Also, will you be completely rid of the THC? or only just for a little bit like some cleansers...

    • ANSWER:
      Samantha, save you money. So called detoxers show up as masking agents which is an automatic fail. Time is the only thing that will get the thc out of your system and here is why.

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

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

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

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

    Full body detox? Will a full day of just water clean out my body?
    I've been dieting and exercising more lately but I feel like I need to detox my body if I go a whole day just drinking water will that be a detox and clean out my body?

    • ANSWER:
      No, drinking just water for a day will not help you achieve any health/fitness goals. If you want to do a detox just consult your doctor and he will inform you on some good ones.

    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.

    if i do the lemon detox diet for 3 days will it improve my metabolism?
    i have chronic constipation and im only 15. :(
    im 5'2 and weigh 93 pounds. i dont want to lose to much weight as im already skinny but i want to improve my digestion. i was thinking if i ate a bowl full of fruit salad ( for breakfast) and just drank like 3 liters of water a day would that help? thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      There is nothing wrong with your metabolism. If there was, you would have many symptoms and be under the care of an endocrinologist.

      You cannot detox diet. There is no such thing. There are only silly fad diets ignorant people who don't know any better call detox diets. Our bodies do their own detoxing naturally.

      If you start eating a proper diet with plenty of fiber, you're problems will go away. However, you sound like an eating disorder waiting to happen, so you should take your issues up with your doctor.

      • Anorexia is the most deadly mental illness.
      • A study by the National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders reported that 5 – 10% of anorexics die within 10 years after contracting the disease; 18-20% of anorexics will be dead after 20 years and only 30 – 40% ever fully recover
      • About 8 million Americans suffer from an eating disorder (does not include over eaters)
      • 0.5% of American women suffers from anorexia.
      • 2.5% of American women suffers from bulimia.
      • 1.1% - 4.2% of females suffer from bulimia nervosa in their lifetime.
      • About 10% of college women suffer from a clinical or nearly clinical eating disorder, including 5.1% who suffer from bulimia nervosa.
      • Studies indicate that by their first year of college, 4.5 to 18% of women and 0.4% of men have a history of bulimia.

      Here are some links you may find useful. The websites have loads of information for you.
      • NEDA Helpline 1-800-931-2237 (9-5 Eastern Time Weekdays only)
      • NEDA Website --> http://www.edap.org/
      • NEDA Video --> http://vimeo.com/2567743
      • ANAD --> http://www.anad.org/
      • Nemours on ED --> http://kidshealth.org/teen/food_fitness/problems/eat_disorder.html
      • Obsessed with dieting? --> http://kidshealth.org/teen/expert/body/diet_query.html
      • What is BDD? --> http://kidshealth.org/teen/your_mind/body_image/body_image_problem.html
      • Take an ED Quiz --> http://eatingdisorder.org/about_eating_disorders/resources/quiz.php
      • Where to get help --> http://www.edreferral.com/
      • More ED Videos --> http://vimeo.com/user638254/videos/sort:newest/format:detail
      • Mayo Clinic on ED --> http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/eating-disorders/DS00294

      Good luck and good health!!

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