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?
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.
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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.
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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Detox drinks have become a primary component of health programs being designed all over the country today. The reason behind their growth in popularity is based on science and feel. People like the way they feel when they come off a cleanse, and when they eat a detox diet on an everyday basis.
I’ve heard clients tell me they feel lighter on their feet, now that they’re no longer bogged down with all the food they were used to eating before. Some say they enjoy a greater sense of clarity about their life, their goals, and what they want to do with the rest of their lives.
Still others just like the weight loss that can occur when you begin to drink detox drinks instead of certain meals, at certain times in the day. One of the ways I used to start my day was with a large glass of water. I would follow that up with a protein shake, and a green drink afterward.
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I wouldn’t eat again until around one in the afternoon. Mind you, I’m up at six in the morning, so that’s like five hours of grinding without eating anything – do you think my body is burning fat like crazy by the time I’m ready to eat?
You bet it is, and when you can add other elements to the mix like, a proper diet of green whole foods, and a movement program as well – you are going to see weight loss like you’ve never seen before. Another aspect of a detox that also helps with the weight loss is an increase in overall energy.
Once this energy builds up, you cannot help but get moving. This is when a movement program, designed to keep you in action, is going to help those pounds come right off. You can add walking, playing a certain sport or activity, a specialized workout routine – whatever you want – throw into an organized program you can implement throughout the course of a week – and get to it.
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From smoothies to hot herbal teas, from fresh juices to structured water, there are a number of detox drinks on the market that can help you achieve your desired outcomes. Here’s the deal – a detox can help you get everything that was outlined in this article, but the main reason you are detoxing is not to give you something, it’s to give your organs something.
You want to give them a chance to rest and revitalize before having to go back to work again. Zig Ziglar, an old school salesperson used to always tell the crowds he was presenting to, “You can have everything in life you want, if you will just help other people get what they want.”
The same holds true for you with your inner environment – when you give your organs what they want, and need, it will give you what you want, and also need – vibrancy, aliveness, and raw energy.
Dr. Mehmet Oz has been taking a lashing through social media at the time of this post, and most of it is because he has started to embrace alternative medicine. The majority of the people attacking him, call him a “quack,” simply because he is not following traditional western medicine to the letter.
One of the areas of health he is getting seriously bashed about is detoxing. Western medicine will have you believe that your body can detox itself. The sad facts are that one out of three people today are dying from lifestyle diseases, like cancer and heart disease.
These numbers didn’t exist half a century ago, how could they be at this level so fast? It’s one of the reasons why most people are overweight today – we are following a model of health and medicine that does not work; BUT we’ve been led to believe it does.
Many of our greatest minds, who we revere today, were put threw worse trials than what Dr. Oz is going through today. A little Twitter-hate is nothing like being burned at the stake, or being made to drink poison, for your beliefs like Socrates.
But in time, what was once ridiculed, becomes common knowledge. For example, the Geocentric belief that our world was the center of the universe. Yes, people believed this to be true at one point in time. However, thinkers, like Copernicus, Galileo, and Kepler during the 16th Century proved this to be wrong.
Do you think that was easy? They were faced with death for trying to lead people to the truth. Our culture is not as violent as that, however, the venom they spew onto social media shows our nature to hate what we don’t understand is still inherent in many of us.
I believe, in time, we will accept detoxes, and eating whole foods, as a real diet; the same way we believe buying fast food “makes sense.” To learn more ways to detox, join our newsletter by filling out the form with your name and email, and we’ll give you access to a mini-course outlining 7 key detox principles you can use to cleanse your body today.
From the good people over at Natural News, I was able to find a list of seven foods you want to add to your diet that will cleanse the liveron a regular basis. Now here’s the thing – if all you do is add these foods, and you continue to eat fast food every day, take a ton of drugs, drink hard liquor several times a week, and you never exercise, then guess what? You will become diseased at some point in time – plain and simple.
You cannot just “add” these foods, without adding other key components as well. With health, as it is with life, the more you can add to the pot over time, the better it’s going to be – it’s called progress. If all you can do is eat a salad from McDonalds without puking, then start with the McDonalds salad.
In time, you’ll develop the taste buds to add vegetables to that salad that Mickey Dees doesn’t offer. Soon thereafter you’re going to try a real salad, and realize the McDonald salad was a joke next to a real one. Not too long after that you’re going to be eating greens you once thought were disgusting, like kale.
It’s a progression over time. However, if all you do is add these foods, and you do not add other key components, like drinking water on a regular basis, creating a daily movement program, and taking time to breathe the stress out of your life, then you will be wasting your time.
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The first up is Garlic, and garlic is made up of compounds that contain sulfur, which activate enzymes that help to flush toxins from the body. It also contains allicin and selenium, two phytonutrients proven to protect the liver from damage, while also aiding in the liver’s normal detox process as well.
Next are grapefruits. I’ve always loved grapefruits, and really never knew they were great for helping the liver burn fat, and not just store it. Grapefruits make your face do all kind of stupid faces when you bite into them because they’re so tart, but then we do it all over again – what’s wrong with us?!
Green tea is brimming with catechins, a kind of plant antioxidant that studies have shown helps eliminate fat accumulation that occurs over time, which can lead to liver malfunction. In addition, green tea helps with protecting the liver as well.
Leafy green vegetables like spinach, arugula, dandelion greens, chicory, mustard greens, and bitter gourd contain a number of compounds that help stop damaging toxins in their place. Leafy greens also help to eliminate herbicides and pesticides from the body, while also helping with the production of bile.
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Another one of my favorite veggie-fruits is avocado. I call them a veggie-fruit because I only ever eat these things with a salad – never by themselves. I can eat a mango all by itself. I can eat a watermelon all by itself. Avocado goes in a salad, with other vegetables – hence the name, veggie-fruit.
But these bad boys are loaded with compounds that help to produce glutathione, which helps protect the liver from a toxic overload. Some researchers have science that shows eating one or two avocados a day, for 30 days, can help repair a damaged liver.
Walnuts also contain glutathione, but they also are filled with amino acid called l-arginine, and omega-3 fatty acids; which helps detoxify the liverof ammonia. Surprisingly, a nut, like a walnut, helps to oxygenate the blood, and even their hard shells contain elements that can be used in liver-cleansing formulas.
The last food is Turmeric, which looks more like a powder, or spice, than an herb. This one food can actually help to regenerate damaged liver cells, boosts the production of bile, and helps to improve gallbladder function.
All these foods, when added to your daily diet, and in conjunction with water, the right amount of sleep, a movement program, and all the rest, will help you detox your liver almost on a daily basis. Can you handle that? Truth is most people won’t.
It doesn’t mean they aren’t able to, it just means they have decided not to become focused on what they want. If you’re more worried about a big screen TV, than you are your liver – guess what? You’re buying that big screen TV, no matter what’s going on with the lver. It’s all about focus and priorities.
When your health becomes apriority in your life, then all the stuff we talk about here on this site becomes a breeze. Until then, it’s all “hard” and “uncomfortable.” The day I decided to get real with myself, and get serious about my health, all the stuff that held me back just seemed to dis appear.
The same will happen for you. You just need to get serious. When you do, watch how much your body can deliver when you feed it the fuel it needs to burn at levels you once thought were impossible.
Detoxing your system has a bunch of benefits, but it can mentally drain you if you’re net ready. And if you’re doing a 14 day detox diet, if can seem quite daunting if you are not mentally prepared for what lies ahead.
Here’s the nightmare scenario – hope you’re ready. Days 1-4 are the absolute worst. Aren’t you glad you found this article about detoxing? See, you probably ended up here thinking I was going to give you a full menu of things you need to complete the cleanse, and all that jazz.
Listen, I’m a health and fitness enthusiast – not an expert. I love reading about this stuff, learning about it, and giving my two cents on it. I’m not going to sit here, and act like I know everything about everything when I don’t.
When I want to learn things, I go to the same sites you go to – Healthy Living. Dr. Oz, Dr. Weil, etc. I gather up all the material, study it, give it a day or two to marinate, and then I spew back onto the interwebs through my own lens – and when it comes to detoxes, I definitely have my own experiences and perspective.
And I think days 1-4 are as close to “Jonesing” as you’re going to get, if you have never been addicted to drugs. If you have no idea what that term is, it’s American slang for the feeling drug addicts get when they need more drugs in their system, and they don’t have any.
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The reason is simple – food has become a drug for the western civilization. Conspiracy theorists will say that the food is made in such a way now that forces you to want to go out and buy more of it. So you’re eating more of this food, but because it’s nutrient deficient, you’re getting a double whammy.
You’re getting fatter because you’re eating more, and you’re malnourished because the food you’re eating is essentially – non-foods. Do I believe this? I’m going to say that I do, but I honestly cannot say this is not the case either.
All I can do is observe, and what I’m seeing today is scary. Not only am I seeing more heavy people walking about, but with the case of men, the essence of what it means to be a man seems to be fading away fast.
Once again, this is only what I observe here in the northeast section of the country. Interestingly enough, this is supposed to be the one of “hardest” parts of the country because of gangs, crews, the mafia, etc. I’m not from that world, so I don’t see a lot of that; but what I do so are a bunch of sloppy fat guys who look like they’ve never worked out a day in their lives, and look like they would hand over their wallet if all you did was ask them to.
In fact, the women in this part of the country, are way tougher than the men. A large majority of the women here have no problem telling you how they feel if you step out of line. A guy will let someone totally disrespect him, and not stand up for himself – it’s amazing.
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Now you’re probably thinking – “What the heck does all this rambling have to do with a detox?” In a roundabout , help up to develop our natural instincts. If all you do is eat non-food, which is more readily available today than whole food is, you set yourself up to become addicted to that food, and end up becoming a weaker version of your true self in the process.
Why do you think so many people are standing in fast food lines, when they 200, 300, 400 pounds? Do you think it’s because they don’t care how they look? These people are ashamed of themselves, but they’re addicted to the food.
When you detox, and force yourself to stick to a strict diet of green whole foods, you cause your body to system restore; like what happens with PCs when you need to return them back to their original states after a virus attacks.
And believe me, this is coming from someone who was a food junkie – it’s an absolute nightmare. All you think about is food, you’re hungry, you have headaches, and like I mentioned earlier – you get as close to feeling what an addict feels when they need a fix.
Miraculously, after day 3 or 4, it goes away. What replaces it is really strange. You end up clear-headed, and energized. If you’re not careful, this is where most people screw p and fall off the wagon. Because you have more energy, you think, “Great, it’s time for me to start working out!”
Listen to me, until you build a strong enough tolerance, which comes after doing cleanses like this over and over again, you will end up hungrier than you’ve ever been, and you’ll eat something that is not in line with your program – and you will need to start all over again.
Just so you know, you do not come off of a cleanse eating whatever you want. You need to work your way back to a normal diet. Instead of just a salad, you may throw a baked potato in there after coming off a cleanse; or adding beans to your salad – something light, but heavy enough so your body knows it needs to get back into action.
Making sure you detox on a regular basis is important. Whether you’re a conspiracy theorist, or a health wack job like myself, you need to make sure your body can get as close to where it’s naturally supposed to be in these weird times we live in. Detoxes can help you get there, so get started today.
When you start a liver detox, and you have no idea what to really expect, the tendency is to believe that things are going to experience some liver cleanse side effects; but at the end of the program, it will be worth it. Well here’s the truth – it absolutely sucks.
How about that? Didn’t expect that from a detox cleansing guru, huh? I’m glad you are taken aback, because one – I’m not a guru, expert, or doctor; so when I dish out my perspective, it’s coming from a real person’s point of view. Number two – even though I sell products online, I’m not the least bit interested in sugar-coating facts in order to get you to buy.
Think about it for a second. When you land on one of the many websites out there that focuses on health and fitness, you’re basically fed two voices. The all-knowing doctor voice that spews out facts about what you’re interested in; or the sleazy salesman – doesn’t matter if it’s a man or a woman, I’m talking about the persona.
You know what I mean, don’t you? From the minute you land on the page, they’ve designed the site in such a way that they’re selling you something from every angle. So those are the two choices we always have? Isn’t that a little depressing? Is there any wonder we aren’t able to get ourselves on track with our health in this country?
So when I say your detox is going to a pretty crappy experience, guess what? There’s a very good chance you’re not going to be happy while you’re on it. However, the point about it being worth once you get to the end is spot on.
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When you’re done, you’ve reset your system for the next 90 or so days. You can get proactive, and decide to adopt a diet that’s more in line with what a detox entails, or you can go back to the crappy foods you ate beforehand.
Just know that if you decide to go back to your old habits, you are probably going to experience the same stuff you felt during your first detox. Things like headaches, constantly going to the bathroom, constantly passing gas, felling like crap throughout most of the program, bad breath and/or a coated tongue, and last but not least – feeling hungry all the damn time!!
Now if you’re a newbie, and you’re doing this for the first time, like my main man Scar sang in, “The Lion King,” – be prepared. If you don’t experience any of this going through your first cleansing, you are already consuming a detox-like diet, so you’ve created a healthy terrain to begin with; or you are the luckiest SOB on the planet . . . and I salute you.
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How do you minimize this stuff? My question is, “why would you?” It’s your body trying to get rid of all the crap you have allowed into your body – why would you try to stop any of it from coming out? That’s why you’re doing this detox crap in the first place!
If you’re experiencing headaches, drink more water. If you find yourself going to the bathroom more often – good; drink more water. Passing gas a little more than you would like? Excellent – drink some water, and continue to let it rip.
Bad breath? Drink water – think I’m playing? Check it out before you talk bad about it. If that’s not enough, consider coconut oil pulling. Just search it online, there’s more than enough information out there to drive you nuts about it.
Got a coated tongue? Great, means that that the detox is working. Go out and buy a tongue scraper, and wipe all that nastiness off a few times throughout the day. And if you’re hungry, then consume more of the stuff you are allowed to consume during a cleanse – salads made up of nothing but green vegetables, herbal teas, fresh juices, delicious vegetable soups, and green smoothies.
I know it’s not the perfect menu, but honestly – that’s more than enough to get you through a 3 day, 7 day, or even the pimp daddy of them all – the 21 day cleanse. Remember one thing, a cleanse is not meant to be a “pleasurable experience.”
Whoever sold you on that hustled you lovely. It’s a detox because you’ve been polluted. If you can hear me now, I would’ve said that last sentence with my best Tony Montana voice, because it’s true. For your body to function at a high level until the day you meet your maker, you need to make sure you’re doing all the maintenance work under that hood to keep that engine fired up.
The reality is that most people will never get on a detox at all throughout the span of their life – that’s sad. Sure, you may be able to swim through unharmed, like say a George Burns, who smoked cigars every day until he passed away. That guy was incredibly lucky – most of us aren’t.
On a side note, George also said he worked out daily, by getting down on the floor and doing pushups. We have seven major systems of elimination in our body – the colon, liver, kidneys, lymphatics, lungs, skin, and blood.
When you cleanse one, you help them all. If you focus on eating foods that help to strengthen them all, then you give yourself the best chance to function at a really high level – who wouldn’t want to be able to say they experienced that feeling at some point in their life?
Yes, a liver cleanse, or any cleanse for that matter stinks – but you’re going to be thrilled with the results and once you start doing them on a regular basis, they don’t bother you much at all. Like anything else, in the beginning, it’s bad – but if you can persevere through all the discomfort, it gets better, and will you.
If you’re looking up 21 day detox diet plans, you are one bad mofo! I am a bonafide health nerd, and it took me a very long time to work up the nerve to do a 10 day cleanse, let alone a three week cleanse. So with that being said, I salute you for wanting to take that step.
I’ll be 100% transparent, I’ve never done a cleanse for that long, and that’s because I honestly have no interest in sticking to something so strict. Once again, I’m a health and fitness enthusiast, I’m not an expert.
I have no desire to show the world what’s possible with all-out mental focus. I commend those people, I think they’re awesome, but I’d rather be hanging out with friends eating a crappy salad, than doing anything like a 40 day fast, or 90 day cleanse.
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The reason behind a detox is to reset your system. After piling on pounds of noxious toxins into your body on a regular basis, it only makes sense that we give it a break every so often. I mean, we always find out how many weeks’ vacation they give us whenever we start a new job – why is that? Because we want to setup our time to chill out.
The same gos for your internal organs. They are working at all hours of the day. Many if us at times during the day that throw our system for a loop. So what ends up happening? You go to sleep at around midnight, and while you’re dead to the world, your body is still working like it’s the middle of the day.
Of course, many of us don’t get nearly the amount of sleep we really need to be functioning at a high level, so you end u sleep deprived, and your body is working from a deficit due to the lack of rest, while having to work overtime while your brain rested.
Now what happens? You force yourself up, take a shower, and start the day right by pounding down a cup of coffee, or energy drink, to get the system going. You follow this weird routine day in and day out, and then we wonder why heart disease, and cancer, are killing us off in waves.
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Hey, these diseases are not floating around in the sky. These arelifestyle diseases, and how we live, is going to determine just how healthy, or unhealthy, we will be as we begin to age. We’re all going to get old, you can make believe it doesn’t exist, and run the risk of living the last half of your life in a terrible state.
I’m more of a give-me-the-worst-case-best-case-scenario guy. If you tell me what’s ahead, and I actually get to make the choice as to what my chances are, then I’m going to do everything I need to do to put myself in the best positon possible.
If you’re here on this site, looking for information on cleansing for three weeks, than you are just like me; so here are some pearls you may want to use during your cleanse:
Stick to green whole foods most of the time for the best possible cleanse. Fruits tend to be of a sugary-nature, and you can avoid all that by staying with the greens.
Decide on a dummy-proof, boring diet you can follow with very little thought. If you end up buying all these complicated recipes that require pinches of herbs and spice that you need a magic man to provide, you’re going to give yourself more ammunition to drop off the program. Collect a few easy meals, and a few simple smoothies and juices; and get to work.
Try to avoid exercise during your cleanse if you’re a newbie; in other words, if you are new to the world of detoxes. Working out puts a strain on the body, and this is going to cause you to get ravenous. When all you’re eating is salads, and drinking smoothies, and you end up starving yourself – how good are the chances that you’re going to end the day on the program?
The chances dwindle rapidly with each rep and set you add to the workout. The best thing you can do is to walk at a brisk pace throughout your cleanse. This doesn’t put too much of a load on your system, and a few salads can handle that kind of work, so walk it out.
Lastly, make sure to make the cleanse itself a small part of your day. If this detox is one of your main priorities, you give it way too much thought, and could wind up losing it altogether. On the other hand, if you take it too lightly, you could end up eating, or drinking, something by mistake that takes you off the cleanse.
I think you need to keep everything in it’s proper perspective. You’re detoxing to become healthier – period, end of story. It doesn’t have to be the beginning of a new life, or the start of something grand. Sometimes we put too much emphasis on things that don’t deserve them.
You’re detoxing to help get you healthier, and when you get off the cleanse you’re going to continue eating a detox-like diet from that point on. If you say that to yourself, almost matter-of-factly, then it doesn’t become this thing that becomes bigger than what it really is.
I wish you all the lick in the world, and just know, that other have done cleanse for longer periods of time; so if they can do that, you can definitely do this!
So what’s the best liver cleanse on the market today? The answer is simple – the one you decide to put into action every single day. I’m not trying to sound “cute,” but it’s the truth. Too often we get wrapped up in believing that a detox is something you do one or twice a tear, and that’s it.
But just stop and think about the idea behind a detox. Why do we detox at all? We do it because the body is polluted with toxicities all day, every day, 365 days a year. If we don’t take a few days to reset our system, we run the risk of disease growing somewhere in the body.
Well, if we finish up a detox, and now the body is “clean,” in your mind – why wouldn’t you continue to keep it clean? Back in the days, people used to bathe but once a week. Some of my family members have a running joke about it. You’ll say something like, “Man, I feel great. I just took a nice warm shower.” And without missing a beat someone will, “Oh it’s Saturday already?”
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Think about that. How smelly would you be if all you took was one shower, or bath, a week? How toxic do you think your inner environment is if all you do is clean it out for three or four days, and go right back to what you were doing before you cleaned it out?
It’s why disease forms in people we would never think had a chance of becoming sick. There vegetarians and vegans who die from cancer. There are bodybuilders who die from heart disease, and cancer. There are Olympic athletes who die from all kinds of diseases. How can these people with amazing bodies die from diseases that affect average and ordinary people as well?
It’s because the Disease Triad affects us all. It’s made up of three area, and if you are suffering in jus one of these areas, it’s enough to create disease in the body. The areas are:
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Dehydration – if you’ve heard it once, you’ve heard it a thousand times. The world is made up mostly of water. The body is made up mostly of water. Your brain is made up mostly of water. So what do you think you should be drinking most of the time? That’s right – everything but water!!
There are some people that drink more juice, soda, and/or beer than they do water; and wonder how they ever developed the sicknesses they are now dealing with. This is one area that can be handled easily. Do not mess around. Cut out the calorie-laden drinks, and start drinking some more clean water
Dietary Deficiency – You can be 400 pounds and malnourished. You can be Ichabod Crane thin, and be malnourished. Being malnourished has nothing to do with how fat or skinny you are, and everything to do with what you are feeding your body on a regular basis.
If all you’re doing is slamming down cheese puffs and slurpies every day after work, how well do you think that’s going to be received in your gut? Your poor stomach, and digestive system, is going to give you the middle finger every time you decide to send those jokers down their path.
Focus on water-based foods – fruits and veggies. When you can make those two groups 60% of your normal, everyday, diet, you are on the road to living a much healthier life. If you want to optimize your diet even more, lower the amount of carbs you take in as well; and make sure the carbs you do consume are of the “clean” variety – sweet potatoes, quinoa, wild rice, etc.
Distress – I do not know one single person that does not have something in their life that causes them stress. Some of have us have more than others, and some of us cause more stress for ourselves than others, but we all have problems.
The key is in being able to handle yourself in a way that doesn’t allow these problems to rule your world. When you do, you emotionalize the situation, and now that isolated thing wraps itself around your every thought – this is unnecessary; and can be controlled.
There are a number of ways you can deal with this – from yoga, to deep breathing exercises, to meditation; it doesn’t matter what it is. Find what works for you and work it. Breathe all that stress right out of your life, and get busy working on ways to solve those problems, and get back to enjoying life.
When you keep the Disease Triad top-of-mind, you make those two detox weeks you put aside every year even more valuable. Now when you cleanse, you clean out a system that is not bogged down with gunk. It makes the detox more effective, and the benefits are felt on a much bigger scale.
The best way to start your detox career, at least in my opinion is with a 3 day detox diet program. It’ only 72 hours long, so even the weakest among us can handle it; and it’s because it’s so short, it cuts down on complications.
One of the issues I have with many of the diet plans today, whether they’re detox diets or regular diets, is the attention given to variety. Variety is the spice of life, but not when to comes to a detox. Detoxes are not meant to be an enjoyable experience, they’re a means to an end.
Even the word, “detox,” does that conjure images of happy times and soft flowers? No way, I picture someone huddled up in a corner, going through something most people will not want any parts of. Well guess what? A detox diet, thankfully, is nowhere close to that mental imagery I gave you, bit if it was – I would still do it; for the results it produces.
A detox allows you to reset the major systems that help to run your body, starting with the digestive system. Because everything in the body is interdependent, what happens to one area in the body, will affect all areas of the body.
So a detox, even though it may only focus on one area, will affect everything else; and it’s important that you allow your body time to rest, rejuvenate, and re-energize. So if that means eating the same three to four meals day-in-and-day-out, then that’s what I’m going to do to be able to get those benefits.
3 Day Detox Diet Delivers Real Health Benefits
Instead, you get these clever marketers that twist the truth all the way around to get you to part with your hard-earned money; for a rehashed variance of a detox diet. And I get more mad at people that allow themselves to believe they go through something, which requires sacrifice, with virtually no pain, than the marketers themselves.
It’s like going out to buy a used car back in the day. I remember going with my older brother to buy a used car, several times growing up, and I noticed he always had my uncle with him. I realized it was because my uncle knew a lot about the cars that were being sold at that time, so it made sense to have someone, who knew what they were talking about, walk you through the process.
When I became old enough to own a car, I would take one of my friends at the time, by the name of Moose, who knew a ton about cars, out to help me hunt a car down. See, I went out and found someone who proved to me that they knew what they were talking about, and only then did I feel comfortable buying something because this person could help walk me through the buying process.
I see people online today looking for presentation instead of substance. I understand how you present yourself to the marketplace is important, but if a person is more interested in the design of a website, than the information they went online to research, how can I be upset at a marketer for taking their money; and delivering a crappy product?
First things first, if you want to be comfortable, forget about detoxing altogether. Your insides are going to go through hell, but at least you won’t have discomfort. If you want to create more health in your world, then get ready for some discomfort – because that’s exactly what a detox is.
You can, however, mitigate this with some sensible planning, and creating a small list of salads, smoothies, teas, soups, and juices you can use to get you through the process. Think about what I just outlined for you – five different consumable items you can use during a cleanse, does this really sound like you’re doing hard time on Alcatraz?
And a 3 day detox is a short enough window, that by day three, when you’re about to lose your mind completely, you know that you’ll be off the cleanse within a few short hours. I always tell my private clients, that days three and four are the worst during a cleanse.
It seems like the body knows that I’s going to have to deal without eating any “normal” foods going forward, and it lashes out at you in a bad way. Once you move past day four, you level out, and it becomes a much easier process to deal with.
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If you’re just getting started though, the best place to start is with a 3 day detox. Of course I can go into all the specifics of a detox, but as I’ve mentioned many times here on this site, I teach principles – not practices.
Well that’s not entirely true, I teach practices to my private clients and members of our newsletter, but the public, people like you that end up on this site looking for freebies, I know nine out of ten of you won’t implement half the stuff I write about anyway – so why go into details?
I’d rather teach you a principal like resetting your system regularly with something like a cleanse or a fast. You can choose to do a fast, which can last 1 or 3 days, or a cleanse, which can last as long as 30 days in some instances.
Some people do 4 day fasts, others do 90 day cleanses, I’m not here to tell you what’s right or wrong, I’m just here to let you know that if you do not regularly schedule a detox for yourself, then you’re putting yourself at risk for developing disease in your body – how you go about it is entirely up to you.
If you want to learn more principals, I suggest you join our newsletter, and get access to free email mini-course I put together that outlines seven key principals you can use to help you detox your body regularly.
One of the best lines I ever heard was from a movie titled, “Usual Suspects.” In it a character by the name of Kaizer Soze, who is played by Kevin Spacey, says “the greatest trick the devil ever pulled was convincing the world he did not exist.”
Well, the greatest trick the marketing world ever did was make the American public believe it needed supplements, cleansing kits, medication, exercise equipment, and a million other things, to be healthy and fit.
When it comes to cleansing the liver, of course you can buy products that help with the process; and I’m not here saying they don’t work, but they should only be used after all other natural options have been exhausted first.
Once again, this is my personal philosophy, and it’s how I believe people should go about doing a detox cleanse of any kind. Once you have followed through on all those options, then you can bring in additional products to help make sure the job is really getting done.
So what are some of the natural ways to cleanse liver issues away? First things first – get rid of crap that does more harm to the liver than good. For example, caffeine and alcohol depot toxins in your liver when consumed in large quantities.
I never drank coffee, and I’m never going to start. I don’t like the way it tastes, so it’s not my cup of tea (pun intended.) However, my mother, and brother, drink the stuff like it’s going out of style, so I understand where a coffee-lover is coming from.
How To Cleanse The Liver
There are some steps you can take to reduce the damage coffee does to the liver. First off, stop drinking the stuff from high-traffic commercial places like Dunkin’ Donuts and Starbucks. And I say this for one reason, and one reason only – you don’t know how the coffee was made.
See, my brother is a java junkie, so he found a way to minimize the damage so he could keep drinking it. First of all you want to get the highest grade bean possible. That means if you can get it organic – you should.
Next, you want to ground the beans up with a coffee grinder, and brew the coffee within fifteen minutes of grinding the beans. This is coffee at it’s freshest. You want to avoid using commercial sugar, and stick organic alternatives; and avoid adding commercial milk, or creamers, as well.
When you drink fresh coffee like this, you reduce the amount of damage it does on the liver – but do not be mistaken; caffeine does not do a body “good.” Do your best to start reducing the amount of caffeine you take into your system on a regular basis.
The next culprit you want to avoid is alcohol; and there has been so much research done on it, with so much information available about it, it would be a waste of my time even trying to compete with the doctors and experts. Find your favorite search engine, and just search the term “alcohol effect on the liver,” and watch the show begin. You want to reduce the amount of alcohol you drink, but realistically – you want to work on getting it out of your life for the rest of your natural life.
After you get rid of those two jokers, you want to start flooding your system with clean water. Something that is readily available for us to drink, is hardly consumed by the majority of folks here in the U.S. I was watching a podcast with one of my favorite comedians interviewing someone, and the lady being interviewed is talking about her problems with diabetes as she pounds down a liter of Coca-Cola.
See, that to me is insane; but she doesn’t see it – so to her it’s fine. If she really knew had bad that was to her system, in general, never mind the fact that she already has diabetes, I believe she would never touch the stuff.
The amount of water you want to drink is entirely up to you. I’ll tell you what I do. I’m 165 lbs. on a regular basis. Sometimes I go up when I start lifting heavy, other times I fall down into 50s when I start playing basketball on a regular basis – but on the whole, you can catch at 165 for the most part. I drink half that amount in ounces, which would be about 80 ounces of water a day. In other words, a little more than half a gallon of water a day.
How To Do A Liver Cleanse Video
And because our water pipes have been around for 100 years, and longer, at certain places in the city I live in, I need to make sure that water is filtered. I believe everyone drinking from the tap should do the same. Whether you drink well water, or your water is tapped into a city line – throw on a filter, and get to drinking.
Next you want to add lemon to your water and tea. Oh yeah, I forgot to tell you – start drinking tea instead of coffee if you can. In fact, you probably want to make it green tea, without sugar, which has antioxidants in it that help increase the liver’s ability to function properly. The reason you want to use lemon in this tea, and in your water is because it has agents that help the liver produce bile, and prevent the buildup of gallstones.
Lastly, you want to begin adopting a detox diet on a normal basis. Once or twice a week, you may want to substitute a meal for a green smoothie. You want to make sure that 60% of your overall diet is water-based, meaning is made up of fruits and vegetables. You want to eat in a way that resembles the diet of our cousins, the primates.
I know, sounds nutty. I understand, but when you realize that our genetic makeup is almost identical to them – you start to notice how we’re different, and yet, how we are exactly the same. They do not have our ability to think, and reason – but we don’t have their muscle density, bone structure, and strength. Everything else is basically the same.
They have a chain of command that looks the same as we find in our world. Every pack is dominated by an alpha, pretty much the same way we live in our own society. And it’s the same with both men and women – there is one person that dominates, while the rest just follow his or her lead.
However, the way they eat is something we almost never take a look at; and align with our own eating behavior. Primates eat a diet made up mostly of water-based foods, but every now and again they eat meat – and that’s pretty much the same way I believe we should eat as well.
Eat fruits and veggies for the most part, with veggies making up the largest part of your water-based foods; which means making fish, fowl, or meat a smaller part of your plate – with carbs being the smallest.
When you can adopt these simple steps into your life, you help your liver function at a high level, and you give yourself the best chance to live a much healthier and, I believe, happier life.
Let’s face it, when you’re in the middle of a detox, it requires a mental focus to get through that thing, and see it to the end, am I right? If you’ve never been on a detox, you need how crazy it can make you at times.
Before we continue, let me be real clear – I’m not talking about losing your mind three hours into your detox, or even two days – that kind of stuff most people can do standing on their head. I mean days four, five, and six, of a seven day cleanse can be absolute torture; if you’re not firing the mentals on all cylinders.
So knowing that I gathered up a few detox cleanse recipes from around the net you can use to spice things up during your next cleanse. And before you jump into conspiracy theory mode, you should know I have no affiliation with any of these companies. I just took the time to find a few recipes I thought you might want to use on your next cleanse.
Now before I list them out to you, you should know that one of the things I stress here on the site is not just cleansing once or twice a year, but adopting a cleansing diet as a way of life. It’s my personal belief when you are consuming foods that help your inner world, on a regular basis, you set yourself up to win for the long-term.
Detox Cleanse Recipes
Jack Lalanne, one of my heroes in this health and fitness game, lived to be as old as he was, in the shape he was in, because he was all about juicing, eating whole foods, and working out every single day. I see 30 year old men, and women, in handi-cap scooters because their hips are all out of sorts; and it’s sad that a poor diet, and lack of movement, forces people into that kind of predicament.
What’s interesting, and it took me many years to adopt this mindset, so please don’t think I’m being an arrogant S.O.B. when I say this, and that’s that we have become soft as a nation. Just the idea of eating or drinking something that we doesn’t agree with us is enough to cause us to swear it off – even at our own expense.
This is a nation that was built by great people. People that knew what words like work, sacrifice, and honor meant. Nowadays, you ask someone to drink a green juice a few times a week to help keep your inner world balanced, and they’ll look at you like you’re crazy. Sure it tastes like crap, but it’s good for you – and I’m more inclined to drink something that tastes like crap, then to feel and look like crap because I always want to eat whatever I feel like, whenever I want to eat it.
And that last sentence is very important, because it ties into something I whole-heartedly believe in; and that’s this – you can have whatever you want, as long as you’re putting in the work to warrant that kind of behavior. If you went into the gym and hoisted up real weight, or went out and biked for 20 miles – then I can see you getting away with walking into IHOP and ordering a stack of pancakes.
Detox Recipe Video
But if you haven’t done anything, and I mean absolutely nothing to back that decision up – you are lying to yourself. And here’s the thing about natural law, it doesn’t matter what you feel about it – it works whether you believe in it or not. So if you want to lie to yourself about all the work you’re doing, that’s fine – but the fat is still going to build, the arteries are still going to get clogged, and at some point in time you’re going to reach a point of no return – and you either die, live in a weakened state the rest of your life, or get lucky with a second chance. Why in the heck would you want to put yourself in a position where those are your only options?
Maybe I’m crazy, and maybe I see it differently – but for me, I’d rather have fun while I’m alive, and be physically capable of doing everything I can do, while I can do it, and go to the grave with no regrets. If you think that way too, then here are some recipes you may want to use for your next detox:
The juice fast is a great way to detox the system, restore your digestive system, and help to create balance in your inner environment. Juice fasts have been shown to alleviate arthritis, constipation, headaches, and even anemia – but what it was never meant to be, which is what it seems to be associated with today, is a weight loss tool.
Sure you can lose weight with a juice fast, but losing weight is a by-product of all the other benefits it provides. The issue that arises when you use a juice fast to drop a few pounds, is that once you get off the fast, and especially fi you go back to the same diet you had before the fast, the weight is steadily going to creep it’s way back onto your frame.
When you focus on a fast, the juices and water flush out toxins form your system. However, after a few days of returning to a normal diet, the water that was flushed out returns. So the 10 pounds you lost, over the course of two or three weeks, will make it’s way back if you don’t start exercising or adapting a new diet.
The intelligent thing to do would be to do both, you would think right? Unfortunately that isn’t the case with most people living here in the U.S. But if you were to ask someone you know who was brave enough to get on a fast for a few days, what their experience was like, they would most likely say it was horrible. They would say they were hungry, and couldn’t wait to eat the minute their fast was over.
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I experienced this myself to be honest. I remember being on a fast for four days, and I was so sick by day four, I couldn’t take it anymore and that’s because I did the whole process completely wrong. At the time I thought I was spot on, but looking back I laugh at just how idiotic I was.
I was juicing everything in one day, and leaving it in plastic container sin the fridge so all I had to do was grab a juice and keep going. That is exactly what you DO NOT want to do when you’re juicing. A juice needs to be consumed immediately after it’s done. The longer it hits the air, the more oxygen attacks it, and destroys the nutrients it has. To make it worse I was putting all this juice into plastic containers. The juice will start to strip the plastic within the container, and some of that plastic ends up in the juice itself, which you take into you system when you drink it.
Even if had done that part correctly, I would’ve still had to have dealt with all the hunger pangs; and that was because I didn’t prepare for the fast, and I didn’t drink the amount of water I was supposed to – which would’ve kept the hunger feeling away. Before getting on a fast, and remember, although many people see a cleanse as a fast, here at detoxcleansingdiet.org – we don’t. A cleanse is made up of green foods and drinks, including juices, and smoothies. A fast is just juices and structured water – nothing else.
Apple Cleanse Juice Video
So in our little world, there is no such thing as a juice cleanse, only a juice fast or juice detox. Now that we cleared that up, you want to make sure you eat only water-based foods leading up to your fast – at least three days before you start. You also want to make a good portion of those foods organic apples – and yes, eat the skin.
Drink two tablespoons of olive oil on the night before the fast, which helps with digestion, and you want to break the fast with fresh orange juice. You follow this routine for three months in a row, and you are detoxed for the year. Understand this is just one way to detox. There are many more, and each provides it’s own unique set of benefits.
Detoxing the body is important, for a whole host of reasons. The easiest way to think about it is to see your body as your car. If you aren’t maintaining your car properly, then it’s going to break down, and you may need to buy a whole new car altogether. Well, you don’t get the same chances with your body. If you let your body break down, you may not get a second shot at making things work.
My father had a ton of opportunities to get his life back on track, but just refused to take the simple steps to requiring health in his life, and it cost him. He passed away at an age most people are getting ready to enjoy their retirement years. And just so that it hits home – this was after years of punishing his body with all the wrong stuff. The human body is like a miracle. It takes a tremendous amount of abuse and keeps on going. Rather than use that as an excuse to keep punishing your body, why not harness that power to live well into your old age, instead of just getting old.
We have a course we put together that we made available to anyone who joins our newsletter. It’s seven fundamentals of detoxing you need to have in place to full detox the body, and it’s 100% free of charge. All you need to do is enter in your name and email so we can send you the first module today. I trust this article was a resource, and until next time, take care – Nicolas.
When people hear the phrase “juice cleanse,” they can get all bent out of shape, because they visualize all their favorite foods going away, and being replaced with creepy-looking juices they have to pound down all day long. And you know what’s kind of interesting? They’re absolutely right!
Hey, I’m a health enthusiast, not a health expert; so I don’t fake myself out like I know many experts tend to do. They’ll tell you, it’s not going to be nearly as bad as you think it is. It’s going to taste like this, you can get it taste almost like that – it’s all nonsense. Crappy food tastes unbelievable at times, and it’s why we continue to eat it.
With that being said, the reason why we love the bad foods that we eat on a regular basis, is because our taste buds have de-sensitized due to all the toxins we have in our body. If we were “cleaned out” so to speak, we would not have to fight our way through something like a juice cleanse. But that’s the whole point of a cleanse, isn’t it? We need to get cleaned out, and it has to start somewhere, if it’s going to happen at all – so that means we need to bite the bullet and get ready to go through the process.
Now here’s the thing – even though the title of this has the word cleanse in it, it really isn’t. To be more specific, we at Detox.CleansingDiet.org believe a cleanse is different from a fast, and when you consume only juices, like were talking about in this article, that’s essentially what a fast is. A cleanse is made up of juices, smoothies, fruits, salads, and basically anything water-based – which is why a cleanse can last up to 30 days, but a juice detox (like we like to call a juice fast) can last only a few days at most, before it starts doing more harm than good in the body.
Finding Detox Juice Recipes
When I did my first juice detox I nearly lost my mind, and that was because I did it all wrong to be quite honest. Today, I know how to do it so that it’s a breeze, but for someone getting started, I can tell you this – it’s going to be hard, it’s going to suck at times, and you’re not going to like it. But couldn’t that be said about going to work? It’s going to be hard getting up every day to go to work, at times it’s going to totally suck, and there will be times when you’re not going to like it – but you do it anyway!
Why do we go to work? Because we want that paycheck at the end of the week, to be able to provide for our family, right? Well, that’s the same thing here. We do a juice detox because of what we want to be able to do for our body; and that’s being healthy. I don’t go through a fast because I really like it. I’d be lying if I said that. I do it because I know it’s going to help me stay healthy, and if that means I have to suck it up, and go through some discomfort – not pain – just discomfort, for a few days to achieve that goal, then bring it on!
Not to wander too far off the path here, but one of the beefs I have with our society is not how fat we are as a nation today, but how soft we’ve become as a people. I’ve known some fat people that are plain hard as nails; and they’re fat because they want to be fat – plain and simple. These folks are more than capable of shedding it all off if they really wanted to, but for whatever reason, choose to live their life that way. Doesn’t make much sense to me, but hey – to each his own.
Juice Detox Recipes Video
What I’m talking about is all the soft, whiny talk that goes on now.
“Oh man, my wifi isn’t working, what am I going to do?!”
“I have to walk to the store? Can’t you drive me?”
Or in this case,
“I have to stop eating solid food for a few days, so I can let my organs rest and revitalize? How am I going to do that?”
I think we totally forget where we come from as a nation. We came from people that had to go through unbelievable hardships to be able to develop the land as it is today – so if you have to “rough it” for a few days without food, is that too much to ask?
I’m not saying, no water, juice, or food for three days – that would be hard; and that’s what many of our ancestors had to go through at times. I’m saying drink fresh juices, with nutrients in them, for a few days – that’s it! So helpfully that step back, and view of the big picture, makes this an easier process.
Now the easiest way to find juice cleanse recipes is, of course, the same way you came across this article – the internet. However, the reason for this article was to give you a baseline for how to go around searching. If you come across recipes that tell you to blend foods together, you know that’s not a juice detox, that’s a detox cleanse. If a recipe, or program, outlines juicing during the day, and eating fruit at might – that’s also a cleanse. If it stresses juicing during the day, and blending only green superfoods at night – that’s a cleanse as well. A juice detox is a juice fast; and a fast is drinking only liquids.
Once you have this two labels in your mind, you can find a ton of recipes out there that fit well into both categories. Happy hunting, and until next time – learn to take good care of yourself, you’re really the only who can – Nicolas