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MoonFlower08
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Hi,

I am feeling the need to detox but I have never done it before. Does anyone know the "right" way to do it? For example how long should you do it for, what should you avoid and what dshoud yoy try to do?

It may sound a silly question but whe you search the net and find info on all these fad diets it makes you wonder what is healthy and what isn't!

Many thanks
x

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pops
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hi moonflower,

I have always found the best way to detox if your new to the whole thing is just to do the basics. Try cutting out any nasty jusk food including chocolate ect as well as meats which can be tricky to digest. Stick with lots of fresh fruits and veg and white fish. And exchange any drinks with caffine in them for fruit teas.

To be honest I find it best not to set time limits on yourself, this just causes me to obsess a little on the finish line. Just see how it makes you feel and go from there. Try it for a couple of weeks and then see how you feel.

I hope this helps

pops x

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beautystudent
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there is a tv series coming out soon called 'the truth about food'... one episode is about detoxing... i only saw a short piece of it but the outcome was that crazy detoxes didn't have any more benefits than just eating healthily and in moderation...so i agree with pops, just eat well and you will achieve a good result. also make sure you chew your food as much as you can, helps with digestion.
hth x

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jamesk
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Hi moonflower,

Get hold of a book called "The Tao of Detox" by Daniel Reid - he covers everything.

Hi,

I am feeling the need to detox but I have never done it before. Does anyone know the "right" way to do it? For example how long should you do it for, what should you avoid and what dshoud yoy try to do?

It may sound a silly question but whe you search the net and find info on all these fad diets it makes you wonder what is healthy and what isn't!

Many thanks
x

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Hekaterine
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I would agree with pops, above. The idea of a detox is to give your digestive system a bit of a break and de-stress your skin and liver so you simply cut out foods that are harder to digest like wheat, dairy and meat and also sugar and caffeine. I think a week at a time is the best way to go, that way you aren't setting yourself up to fail. Good luck and good health.

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curious_george
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And don't forget to drink plenty of water, and avoid salty foods too!

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HealthyLiving8
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You may try the so called "American magic". It is healthy and does not require too much preparation. Good luck!

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Herbal-D
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Try this link...
towards the end of the page it refers to the Liver Detox book - I read that and followed the diet for 6 weeks. it made a huge difference to my health - I'm back on the red wine now though!

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myarka
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You don't need to detox if you adopt a healthy lifestyle.

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eddy
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Drinking plenty of water is one of the best ways to detox your system.

One of the worst is colonic irrigation - it can flush away the good bacteria as well as the harmful toxins.

Read this article about [url]detox and colon cleansing[/url]

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nutriangel
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Drinking plenty of water is one of the best ways to detox your system.

One of the worst is colonic irrigation - it can flush away the good bacteria as well as the harmful toxins.

Read this article about [url]detox and colon cleansing[/url]

I have to disagree. Colonics will in fact, give the good bacteria a new clean home in which to thrive ([DLMURL] http://www.colonic-association.org/hydrotherapy.html[/DLMURL]). Additionally, there are pro & pre-biotics you can take to boost the levels of good bacteria - FOS being one and rejuvalac being another. Both are prebiotics ([DLMURL] http://www.whatreallyworks.co.uk/start/articles.asp?article_ID=248[/DLMURL]) meaning that the good bacteria will use these as food to grow in numbers and strength.

I have had colonics and have never felt better afterwards.

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YoungCollins
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Replace your current food with healthy foods, friuts, replace your drinks with fruit juices, excercise regularly

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Activated mineceuticals!!!!

I have tried a detox supplement that blew my mind! I seriously tried a lot and i use to do bodybuilding competitions and honestly when i tried this one, i was very pleased with the results. It's called "Activated Mineceuticals". I was doing research on it before hand and a lot of spas use a bentonite clay for baths and facials and other uses. Well, from what I found out is that this detox clay product is a K-Rectorite clay which is similar to the bentonite, but is a blue clay rather than red. Doesn't give that dry feeling after a bath in it and there are also capsules to use for internal detoxing. The 1 pound is for internal and topical use. I use it for my acid reflux. It's AWESOME! personally i think EVERYONE should use it! helps weight loss, it attracts metals, bacteria, and toxins and honestly so much more. I feel great! Seriously check it out! REALLY I AM NOT KIDDING ITS SO AWESOME AND A LOT CHEAPER THAN ALL THE OTHERS AND MUCH MORE EFFECTIVE!!!

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HealthyForever
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I have found that eating a natural diet and removing all processed foods from my diet is a great way to detox.

Also have you tried drinking lemon water, I do it occasionally and get great results. Just squeeze some lemon juice into a glass of water in the morning.

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Top Notch Luke
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Drinking plenty of water is one of the best ways to detox your system.

One of the worst is colonic irrigation - it can flush away the good bacteria as well as the harmful toxins.

Read this article about [url]detox and colon cleansing[/url]

That I did not know that it takes out good AND bad. Will keep that in mind, cheers.

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Brian Jones
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I have found that eating a natural diet and removing all processed foods from my diet is a great way to detox.

Also have you tried drinking lemon water, I do it occasionally and get great results. Just squeeze some lemon juice into a glass of water in the morning.

Nice post! though i never try this before, but looks promising!

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Crowan
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I have found that eating a natural diet and removing all processed foods from my diet is a great way to detox.

Isn't this simply a way of life, rather than a 'detox'? - Unless you intend to revert to processed food after a week or two.

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LiveLonger
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It is a complex topic as there are so many opinions out there. I like to take 3 to 7 days Just drinking Vegetable juices. I eat lots of fibre and supplement fibre on the run up to it and continue taking fibre (or you can eat some fresh veg and some fruits if just juice is too harsh for you) to make sure you are going to the loo regular.

Simple, and easy and seems to work well with little side effects.

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darrensurrey
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A load of rubbish. If your liver, etc isn't working seek a doctor otherwise you do not need any sort of "detox". Your body detoxes fine if you're healthy.

As for colonic irrigation, it's utter stupidity. Ask any colorectal surgeon what they think of it. Most have likely had to attempt to rescue someone who's had a "qualified" person perforate their bowel. Many have probably seen deaths as a result of colonic irrigation. Stay away.

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A load of rubbish. If your liver, etc isn't working seek a doctor otherwise you do not need any sort of "detox". Your body detoxes fine if you're healthy.

As for colonic irrigation, it's utter stupidity. Ask any colorectal surgeon what they think of it. Most have likely had to attempt to rescue someone who's had a "qualified" person perforate their bowel. Many have probably seen deaths as a result of colonic irrigation. Stay away.

Completely disagree.

The term detox is a very broad and probably over used term that incorporates some very dodgy practices but it should not be dismissed.

In today's world the liver needs help or at the very least a break.
If your liver isn't working see a doctor is not enough.

Perforation from "routine" colon exams cause many more problems than colon hydrotherapy.

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Tashanie
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The amazing thing about the liver is it continues to work even against all the odds. But giving the liver a break is a good idea. (which is why alcohol free days are recommended,) The other amazing thing about the liver is it has amazing powers of recuperation. Once you stop assaulting it it can bounce back. Thats why children can have cur down live transplants from a parent....and the parent ends up with a still fully functioning liver.

I really can't see extra water of raw vegetables helping the liver that much..

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LiveLonger
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Yes the liver is certainly amazing and its regenerative capabilities are very impressive.

The extra water from vegetables certainly helps to properly hydrate people which alone can be great but its the essential micro nutrients and plant chemicals that I feel are most beneficial. The extra vitamins such as vitamin C, B vitamins, many minerals and plant chemicals enhance the cells ability to function. The juice of various vegetables have also been shown to directly enhance enzyme pathways involved in detoxification.
In my opinion, the extra electric energy you get from live, fresh foods and their juices
is possibly even more important but that's a whole other story 🙂

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Completely disagree.

The term detox is a very broad and probably over used term that incorporates some very dodgy practices but it should not be dismissed.

In today's world the liver needs help or at the very least a break.
If your liver isn't working see a doctor is not enough.

Perforation from "routine" colon exams cause many more problems than colon hydrotherapy.

Apart from alcoholics, very few people suffer from liver problems.

The routine colon exams of which you speak are at least necessary. Perforations would cause no more problems from colonoscopies than irrigations but at least a colonoscopy is probably a requirement to check for the likes of bowel cancer.

And to disagree with being anti-colonic irrigation is your prerogative (it's your choice if you want to have that kind of therapy) but I would recommend everyone avoid it.

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I find that simply eating nothing but meat, vegetables, nuts, and some fruit and only drinking water tends to clean you out pretty well. If you are dead set on doing a "cleanse" then simply ask a doctor. Sometimes you can just call and ask if you're not fond of doctor visits. He or she will recommend the best way for you to go about it and might have some insight into how serious your issues may be.

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DebbieBenton
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Here are some simple ways to detox your body;

1. Drink plenty of water.
2. Cut down your alcohol and caffeinated drinks intake.
3. Avoid processed foods
4. Eat healthy foods such as vegetables and fruits
5. Cut back on sugar
6. Get at least 8 hours of sleep everyday.
7. Exercise

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Crowan
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Here are some simple ways to detox your body;

1. Drink plenty of water.
2. Cut down your alcohol and caffeinated drinks intake.
3. Avoid processed foods
4. Eat healthy foods such as vegetables and fruits
5. Cut back on sugar
6. Get at least 8 hours of sleep everyday.
7. Exercise

You make it sound so easy!

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Gilbo
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Detox is important if you want to have a healthy lifestyle, and detox is an important way towards recovery.

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hinna.akram.9
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Hi Moonflower,

According to my point of view, body detox is essential and it includes Juice cleanse. But it is important to follow a proper juice cleanse diet in which you take juices as well as some healthy meals. I recently tried a 5 day body detox diet plan and i really feel fresh. My mind is more creative and my skin has that glow =) If you want to try it too for five days then you can get your diet plan from:

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