Raw Food Detox Diet

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The body is constantly going through some state of detoxification. The rate of detoxification plays a lot into what you are consuming and how much you are consuming.

Essentially the cleaner your diet becomes, the more your body will detox. Also, the less food you eat, the more your body will go through detox. The reason this happens is, when eating cleaner or fewer foods, your body has the time and resources to do the detoxifying. Whereas when your diet is poor and/or you consume a lot, your body has a lot of other functions to perform and unfortunately detoxifying may not be a priority.

When someone goes on a water fast, they are giving their body a great chance to detoxify. With very little stress from digestion, the body has a chance to purge toxins from the cells. Likewise, when on a 100% raw food plant based diet, the body is essentially taking in mostly water, again giving the body ample opportunity to purge toxic buildup.

Water fasting or a raw food detox could potentially bring on significant detox to the point of making you feel extremely uncomfortable. Lots of detox symptoms can occur like: skin breakouts, headaches, nausea, fatigue and a whole slew of others. Sometimes, it is necessary to slow things down a bit if the cleansing becomes too uncomfortable.

I liken detoxing to road construction. When there is less traffic (food), the workers (the body) are less distracted and have more “opportunity” to do their job. Additionally, when vehicles, i.e. traffic (food) is used that offer assistance (and less resistance) to the workers, more work can be done. Vehicles such as bulldozers, etc. (food like raw fruits and vegetables, smoothies, green juices, nuts, seeds and water) are ideal for the given situation, but regular traffic isn’t. The non-essential traffic (and food) will still exist, but it can just be diverted down someone else’s road for the time being 🙂 Also, during construction (detox), it may look and feel like a messy chaos, but the end result is often beautiful and more functional.

Often, herbs can be added to your daily regime to go deeper into detoxification. Some herbs are specific to the organ that it helps to detox, for example, milk thistle can help further detox the liver. It is often suggested to clean organs one at a time when going through a deliberate detox. Some people feel that it is only suggested to be done this way unethically so that people feel obligated to purchase all products (sometimes half a dozen or more) in order to feel fully clean. Others feel strongly that there is a purpose for organ detoxes to be done in stages. Different companies suggest different orders for detoxing, but it is the general consensus that the colon, and therefore going on a colon cleansing diet should be the first course of action. Full body cleanses are still very popular, effective, and some might argue, way less complicated.

There are ways to help the detox along, alleviating some of the onslaught of symptoms. Colon cleansing is often suggested during a water fast, a raw food detox diet, a juice fast (or feast), or a green smoothie fast. This helps to quickly eliminate toxins from your body that are dumped into the colon. Colon cleansing can also help clean the colon walls, which in turn reveals the villi, which are the little hairs that pull in nutrients from your food into the bloodstream as it passes through the digestive tract, resulting in greater assimilation of nutrients.

When looking at various protocols at several healing centers, specifically raw food healing centers, I noticed a pattern in what is to be removed from the diet and what is added to the diet in order to encourage healing. Patients are to remove meat, dairy, fish, eggs, bread, pasta, pizza, sugar, salt, coffee, alcohol and cooked food from their diets, essentially leaving only raw, organic, gluten-free, sugar-free, caffeine-free foods during healing. Eliminating the stress from digestion and in some cases, the poisons, is one battle defeated. Another important factor is giving your body the proper tools and resources, i.e. the right foods. Also.. what they commonly do is assist the detox by way of colonics and enemas. Other important factors may be to incorporate light exercise (walking and rebounding), and perhaps group therapy sessions, as well as ‘measuring’.

Measuring is important so that you know where you’ve been, where you are and how close you are to your goals. Many things might be “measured”, such as blood glucose levels for diabetics, vitamin & mineral & nutrient levels (in order to avoid deficiencies), weight, and more.

As mentioned, light exercise such as walking and/or rebounding is sometimes incorporated in the quest to becoming healthier during a detox. Rebounding is essentially jumping up and down on a mini-trampoline. Doing this assists the bodies lymphatic system to move around and do it’s job (move toxins out). Unlike other “systems” in the body, the lymphatic systems does not have a pump to help it “move” so exercise and massage is required so that it doesn’t get sluggish and begin to harbour toxins, bacteria and parasites. Using a rebounder is arguably the best way to get your lymphatic system movin’ and eliminatin’ 🙂

Possibly the best “non-food” way to detox is to bounce on a rebounder AND THEN hop in the sauna. Apparently this process flushes toxins and fat from the cells at a rapid pace!

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How to detox from drugs at home

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This is a sound approach for detoxing from just about anything, from the comfort of your home.

Rather than make you read the whole page to find the solution, the answer is: you can detox by simply stopping everything that you eat, smoke, drink, and apply to your skin & hair, and by then making cleaner, healthier choices.

Now, that’s a full onslaught of detoxification. Is that what you want? Probably not, because unless you “cheat” the detox systems with colon hydrotherapy (encourages much more detox through the colon, rather than allowing it to absorb back into the bloodstream), then this process will likely be very uncomfortable. So, it depends a great deal on your reasons, tolerance, and so forth.

But you certainly need to stop consuming what it is you want to detox from, and start including nutrient-rich foods into your diet that can help with repair

At any rate, the simplest approach is to stop what you eat currently, and consume cleaner foods. Now, the more absorbable, and nutrient rich the foods are, the more cleansing (and potentially uncomfortable), the detox will be. That’s where your tolerance level comes into play, or the desire to go the route of colon hydrotherapy. So, unless you build a colonics machine in your basement, this will take you out of the home. Your call. People go to colon hydrotherapy clinics (click for some in your area) for all sorts of reasons… to cleanse dairy, meat, sugar.. or because they heard it helps them heal from disease.

How to detox from drugs at home

Here are steps:

1) First is to stop what you are trying to detox from (provided of course that you are certain that’s the way to go, or check with your doctor perhaps, don’t do it just because it’s written here)

2) I would recommend drinking “green juices”. You ever see the show “The Cleaner”? That’s what that guy did to help people with detox. Green juices are nourishing and cleansing. Here are some recipes for green juices.

3) Optionally, find a colon hydrotherapy clinic in your area.

For the greens, you can just buy some from the local grocery store. However, without concerning yourself too much about it, I will list the ways to get the most cleanest/healthiest (potentially), down to the “OK” options.

  1. Local/wild greens (get a book first though)
  2. From YOUR organic garden
  3. From a local organic food delivery service
  4. From the local/organic food market or grocery store
  5. From YOUR non-organic garden, or any other non-organic sources available

It’s up to you. How clean do you want to be? It is suggested that even a little bit cleaner is advantageous to the body.

As for equipment, you will need a juicer. If money is no object consider the Norman Walker juicer, or the Green Star. Otherwise you can make do with a blender + strainer, or any of the cheaper juicers on the market.

Alright, best of luck with this! If it’s important to you, you can find a way 🙂

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