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The Dangers of Detox

By |June 9th, 2014|

Eliminating toxins and excess weight in the body is the “in” thing to do these days. Are detoxes and cleanses really healthy for you?

Some detox diets can be unhealthy due to the lack of essential nutrients. They can even be dangerous when they’re extreme.  Others are great!

Let’s look at 3 Different Detoxes:

1. Extreme Detoxes

Whenever I hear that someone is doing an Extreme Detox, it concerns me. Consider how your body reacts to a week with no protein or fat and fewer than 1,000 calories a day.

  • A detox kit purchased at either a health food store or a drug store.

These kits promise a whole life/body change in one week or one month. Think about it:  how long did it take you to get filled with all those toxins and put on all that extra weight? This is not going to change in such a short time! There is no evidence that detox kits do all they claim to do.

  • Fruit Fast Only.

Fruit full of “natural sugar” will create a sugar high. The resulting rush of insulin from the pancreas will plummet your blood sugar level in minutes and leave you weak and imbalanced.

Fruits are high-glycemic-index foods and eating lots can lead to an increased risk for type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and weight gain. Also, high glycemic diets may be linked to macular degeneration, ovulatory infertility and colorectal cancer according to Harvard School of Public Health.

  • Master Cleanse where you consume lemon juice, cayenne pepper and maple syrup for 10 days.

Lemons are great in so many ways but my concern is: if you use the amount of lemons recommended then this will be the equivalent of consuming 3/4 cup of maple syrup each day. That does not sound healthy to me. Does it to you?

Yes, there are some nutrients in maple syrup such as phenolics, but this sweet sauce is still 67 percent sugar according to the University of New Hampshire. Better to get phenolics from fruits and whole grains. Caution: if you are diabetic or at risk for developing diabetes, be very careful about how much maple syrup you consume.

  • Water Fast.

This is the only one that can be called a fast. The only thing you consume is water, no food or juices.  You cannot do this one safely at all.  I did a 21 day water fast which was medically supervised in a clinic with a doctor.  The attending doctor there, Dr. Scott, explained that doing a long fast is like having major surgery.  I was close to death, which is why I was on it.

2. Moderate Detox

  • All Raw Food for one week to one month.

This can work for most if it is done at the right time of year.

Why? You’re eating a wide range of foods with lots of fiber and even get protein and healthy carbohydrates into your diet.

  • Smoothies for a week to a month.

If the smoothies have lots of vegetables, some nuts, seeds and sprouted lentils or beans instead of just fruit–this can work for a short time.

3. Sensible Detoxes.

  • 1 Day of eating very light vegan food

This detox consists of mostly vegetables and fruits that are chopped, juiced or blended in smoothies.

  • Eliminating Foods Detox

This is a diet that eliminates the common foods that most people are sensitive to like gluten foods, dairy, eggs and soya. When you eliminate those stresses the body naturally does it’s cleansing job! There […]

Free Webinar – How to do a Summer Detox

By |May 6th, 2014|

Learn How to Cleanse Your Body

And Remove Toxins

At Home Without Expensive Spa Treatments

Have you ever done a detox, a cleanse, or a fast? […]

Free Webinar – How to Detox With A Spring Cleanse

By |March 4th, 2014|

Learn How To Do a Spring Cleanse How to Deep Clean Your Body And Keep It Clean In the Comfort of Your Home This webinar is recorded, register to watch the recording now. You have maybe heard of the benefits of a spring cleanse or detox which include:

Why I Detox

By |July 20th, 2013|

woman taking deep breath in field

Your body is amazing! It deals with a constant deluge of toxins from within and without and still ‘keeps on ticking’.

The body is not invincible though.  I consider it only right that we give our bodies some help!

 Toxins from Outside:

 The toxins from the outside are what most people think of when they think of toxins. […]

Learn How To Easily Do a Spring Cleanse

By |May 6th, 2013|

Have you done your spring cleanse yet? Here are 10 benefits and 8 tips to get you going. Just as our house needs a thorough cleaning of all the corners of our home to freshen it for summer, so does our body. The cells in our body are always producing waste so cleansing w always naturally takes place to keep it functioning. Unfortunately, due to our toxic environment and unhealthy lifestyles, our cleansing systems are often overworked. Overwork your cleansing organs, such as your liver long enough, and eventually they cannot do their job well and waste builds up. This allows chronic conditions to develop and is one of the ways our body degenerates over time. Having a healthy elimination system is important. You can see why it is a good idea to do a spring cleanse.