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What You Need To Create Your Own Homemade Detox Drinks

One of the biggest myths, or misconceptions, on the market today, is the belief that you need a detox kit, or product, to help you cleanse your system. People were detoxing over a hundred years ago. So how were they able to do it without all the products available today?
fresh homemade detox drinks
They created homemade detox drinks, and took a few days off from eating while they consumed these drinks; or they consumed these drinks in addition to their regular diet – you can do the same, and for a whole lot less than what many companies are charging for their products or service.

Homemade Detox Drinks With Apple Cider Vinegar

There are some key ingredients you’re going to need to consider before you put your batch together. Understand that a combination of these ingredients may taste great, while other combinations will taste downright horrible – but they all have a cleansing factor they bring to the table.

First up are lemons. He easiest homemade detox drink is lemon water; and yes, you make it exactly how it sounds. You take a glass of cold, filtered water, and add a squeeze of fresh lemon to it. Lemon water helps the body become more alkaline, and when your body’s alkalinity is balanced, it’s able to heal itself effectively.

Lemons also help with weight loss by stimulating the digestive system. If you add in mint and cucumber, and you now have even more vitamins and antioxidants that also taste great in the process. In addition, lemons are great at protecting the body from viruses, and the juice helps regulate pH levels – in other words, use lemons!

Apple cider vinegar is another cure-all you want in your list. It helps with sore throats, and literally acts as a decongestant. It helps lower blood pressure, regulates blood sugar, is great for the skin, helps with digestion, and promotes vitality. Nuff said.

Homemade Detox Drinks Video


A few more you may want to consider:

  • Cinnamon also helps regulate blood sugar
  • Cayenne pepper boosts metabolism.
  • Turmeric contains curcumin, which has been found to cleanse the liver, improve brain function, treat arthritis, and even fight certain cancers.

Obviously there are many more ingredients you can add to your homemade drink, but the best way is to start experimenting. Once you start doing that, you’re going to find that you will begin researching more ingredients you can use; and once that begins – you find that there is an endless amount of recipes you can concoct to help detox your body.

When it comes to health and fitness, someone can help you along your journey, but in the end, you are always going to be your best personal trainer and nutritionist. The fastest way to becoming that for yourself, is to learn the fundamentals of health and fitness.

And, of course, as it is with most things in life, there are sub-sets of everything. One sub-set of health is detoxing the body. If you want to learn more fundamentals of the detoxification process, join our newsletter, and get access to a mini-course I put together that thoroughly outlines seven principles to cleansing your system the right way.

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A 2 Day Juice Cleanse Can Do Wonders For You

I’ve expressed several times on this site, the value of cleansing out your digestive system to help regulate your inner environment, and maintain some sense of normalcy in a world that is bombarded by toxins – toxins that constantly find their way into your body.

The best way to accomplish is either through what we at DetoxCleansingDiet.org call detox fasting or detox cleansing. Although this may seem like semantics, we find that after we go over the differences between the two, our clients find it easy to understand, and even more important – easy to implement; so let’s get into it.

A detox fast consists of drinking liquid, and liquid only. Sure other fasts out there, are built around not eating at certain points in the day, and eating at others – and this is why we make sure our clients know that our way is just that – our way. It is not the definitive way, and if you want to go out and do your own thing; that’s your choice. But here at DetoxCleansingDiet.org a detox fast is drinking filtered, or distilled, water with a pinch of Himalayan sea salt, and a squirt of fresh lemon juice, to structure the water of for maximum benefits.

Himalayan sea salt is supposed to contain 84 minerals and elements, although I haven’t been able to find an actual study that outlines these elements; so it might be more hype than anything else. However, Dr. Barbara Hendel’s published work, titled, “Water and Salt, The Essence of Life” states that this kind of sea salt is important maintaining a healthy balance of electrolytes (the stuff you have no idea what they’re talking about in Gatorade commercials), helping the kidney get rid of excess acidity, and regulating blood sugar.

2 Day Juice Cleanses For Shedding Weight

The lemon juice helps you maintain a healthy amount of alkalinity in the body, balancing your pH levels. It helps reduce inflammation in the joints, helps flush out toxins, aids digestion and helps with the production of bile, and a whole host of benefits. So we take these two elements and add them together, and we stress that this structured water be consumed at room temperature – never cold. Cold water causes veins to constrict, which makes it harder for the trace elements to reach your blood stream.

Other drinks that are allowed are mixed greens that have been broken down into a fine powder you can mix with water. The producers of these greens claim that the greens “come to life” at the cellular level when they are mixed with water. Who’s to say if this is really true or just clever marketing, but one thing it doesn’t do is hurt you – that’s for sure. If you are going to buy greens, make sure to get a product with only the best quality of greens – organic.

The last liquid are fresh green juices, and these are juices with nothing else but green vegetables; which have a high level of chlorophyll in them. Chlorophyll helps the digestive process, helps formulate hemoglobin and red blood cells, and detoxifies toxins that can lead to cancer just to name a few of the benefits.

These three kinds of liquids are used during a fast, which can last as long as three days.  We don’t advocate going longer than three days on a fast because the metabolism actually slows down, as the body goes into self-preservation, believing it is in the beginning stages of a starvation. This process then releases the stress hormone known as cortisol, which causes a whole host of problems – most importantly, storing the belly fat known as “visceral fat.” Fasting can also damage muscles, which occurs because there are such high levels of cortisol in the system. All this cortisol releases amino acids from your muscles, and converts them into sugar. In other words, your muscles are being jacked for their amino acids – which then helps to break down your muscles.

2 Day Juice Cleanse Video


There are even more reasons why we don’t advocate fasting past a few days, but this is more than enough reason for most clients before they agree. If you want to do more, once again, that is your business; and we wish you good luck on your journey.

A cleanse is made up of everything found in a fast, but green smoothies are allowed, which is a blend of green foods. Salads can be consumed as well, and in some instances where some of our clients are not able to handle a full “green” cleanse, we give them the option of adding fruits to the mix as well. With a cleanse, because you can eat, and because a smoothie is, essentially, still a whole food that has not been stripped of important fiber, we focus on seven to ten day cleanses. Although it is possible to stay on a cleanse for as long as 30 days, we don’t advocate it; just because it isn’t very practical in the world we live today.

A very easy cleanse to do is a 2 day cleanse, which is just applying everything we talked about, spread out over the course of two days. I believe, anyone can do a 2 day cleanse, even children, although it’s probably not a good idea if they have not been brought up with cleansing as a part of their experience – better to let them grow into pre-teens before introducing the concept to them; and even then it’s going to be hard – believe me, I know from personal experience. My son looks at like I have two heads when I ask him to do a cleanse; but I’m determined, and I know I’ll get him to submit at some point in time!

So there you have it, a cleanse anyone can do. The question is, are you going to read this and say, “Wow, sounds like a good idea,” as you go about your day; or are you going to take the next step and actually implement it in your life? This stuff only works when you work it. Check it out, the worst that can happen is that you last one day – that’s one day more of rest than they are getting now, which only helps.