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Detoxification Diet

If you suffer from immune system problems or allergies that are untreatable by the conventional medicine than your body needs a detoxification therapy. There are many types of foods that help flush out toxins from the body. Detoxification is an essential preventive measure as well a tool that helps in increasing general health, vitality, and is disease resistant. Detox diets being used for many years, as well as certain foods to prevent diseases and chronic conditions.

Why is a detox more important now?

As a result of the prevailing environmental pollution, people have become more aware of the need to detoxify their bodies. Environmental pollution has caused an increase in heavy metal for instance cadmium, mercury and lead. Numerous synthetic agricultural chemicals have also increased substances in our water, food as well as the air we breathe.

These are just some of the reasons why detox diets have gained popularity. People are now conscious and are including certain herbs in their foods. You can use herbs such as cloves, Echinacea, garlic, eucalyptus, myrrh, red clover, ginger, parsley and boneset. Although there are several which you can detoxify your body through, that also includes supplements. It is important and crucial what type of supplement you choose. However, the best method to detoxify your body is through a detox diet by choosing natural and organic food.

Choosing the right food and supplements is crucial!

A lot of people don’t know that there are lots of different foods that help with detoxification of the body that are readily as well as cheaply available to them. The detox food items that you should include in your diet include fruits, green foods, oranges, limes, broccoli, sprouts, kale, spinach, green tea, omega 3 oils, raw vegetables, seeds and nuts. To help in reducing some of this daily food that is necessary every day for your detoxification diet you can use a supplement. There are not many that suit the bill; the supplement should have many organic fruits or veggies plus omega 3. There is such a supplement that has 19 organic fruits in a liquid form; it has glucosamine for flexibility in joints, and omega 3, a most essential oil the body cannot make by itself and must come from the diet or a supplement.

In making a detox diet work the way it should, and to get the best benefits it must have all the right natural ingredients. This nutritional regime involves a change in consumption habits in a bit to flush out toxins as well as other contaminants.

The benefit of a detox!

Detox diets have been proven a great benefit for people’s health, aid in weight loss, digestion, boost mental state, increase energy and resistance to disease. It is important that you limit or better still get rid of processed foods. Detox diets normally emphasize on including unprocessed foods as well as adding fresh vegetables and fruit. It is also important that you cut down on alcohol; on the contrary you should increase your daily intake of water. Although your kidney, skin, liver as well your lungs are capable to flush out toxins, detox diets come in handy to boost the detoxification process.

Critics warn that these are risky, arguing that some detox foods contain harmful substances. At the same time most experts believe that there is no evidence to support such fear based claims that believe people just pop a magic pill for almost everything. Detox diets have been proven to have many health benefits and are highly recommended.

About Toxic Ignorance

In the production of many foodstuff, cosmetics, food packaging, and generally most commercial products, synthetic chemicals are used in high quantity and only 2% out of thousands of chemicals have been tested for their carcinogenicity. This means we are at risk to more toxins than ever before, most chemicals have not been lab tested even though there is a general belief that government agencies are protecting our environment and health from the effects of toxic chemicals which is false. There is also the ignorance of complex chemical mixtures because most environmental health researchers use animals in laboratory testing and are exposed to one chemical variable at a time, meanwhile human beings are exposed to multiple mixture of chemicals which can have an added effect in humans and which long term exposure to such multiple chemicals may have culminative effects. The laboratory tests which would be able to test for multiple variables would incur high costs in time and money and therefore impractical, some will take as much as hundreds of years to test just a little number of chemicals. There are some reasons why environmental health and safety research is limited and these are:

A. The research is limited to one/two variables while there is no account for multiple variables which is common in humans.

B. Most researches are related only to the cancer paradigm meanwhile there can be other illnesses brought about by a combination of different chemicals.

c. High number of chemicals available for commercial purposes and more new chemicals being introduced every year makes it difficult to keep up with them.

There are some precautionary/solutions that can be taken to limit /curb the excesses of toxins in our environment and system and some of these are:

-Simple screening tests by manufacturers especially those chemicals in high volume use and the results should be available to the public.
-Replacement of certain chemicals with safer organic alternatives.
-Reduction in the number of chemicals in the market and used in the production of goods.

Lack of Magnesium

Here we will point out some of the difficulties involved in making sure we get enough of this vital mineral.

1. Our food sources are no longer loaded with magnesium. Obviously soil quality will have a lot to do with the yields of magnesium-rich foods. It is estimated that an average diet from 100 years ago had yields twice as high in magnesium and other minerals as compared to an ordinary diet of today. Magnesium is one mineral that can be farmed out of soil, so eating food that normally yields high amounts of magnesium grown in depleted soil will obviously not yield as many benefits.

2. Herbicides can block absorption. Another excellent reason to buy organic food is because certain herbicides can act as chelators to block minerals such as magnesium from being absorbed into the system. So even if we do consume foods that are magnesium-rich they might be blocked by these chelators. Magnesium can also be effectively eliminated from foods by the way they are cooked or processed.

3. Other foods can inhibit magnesium absorption. Drinking excessive amounts of alcohol or eating a lot of sugar can cause the body to pass magnesium through the system before it is absorbed. Also elderly people, especially those that take medications can also have problems absorbing needed magnesium.

4. Supplements aren’t always the answer. Many people look to supplements as the answer to a mineral-deficient diet, but there are a lot of complications to taking supplements. Not all supplements are absorbed the same way as vitamins and minerals from natural food, plus there is the issue of the synergistic relationships with other vitamins, specifically vitamin K2 and D3. When you supplement you shall know exactly the reasons you’re using one, and keep them to a minimum.

5. There must be a good balance between calcium and magnesium. When you get those muscles cramps it could be that you have an imbalance of calcium and not enough magnesium. It is important especially when you exercise to not only drink plenty of water but to keep in mind your calcium, magnesium and potassium ratios. Otherwise you will likely have cramping issues.

Longer Life With Detox

There are many over the counter products that can detox your body. Interestingly, many of these products contain natural herbal ingredients. Your body’s intricate systems reacts differently to the various ingredients in the products. This leads to many products for the different systems to get the best results. The products vary according to use such as flushing out the bowels, the liver, the urinary system and the cardio vascular system. The most common known detox is the eat and live healthy method. This method includes drinking 8 glasses of water or about 2 quarts or of water and increasing your fiber intake. Other methods to clean out the body include a smoothie made by blending 1 cup kale remove stems, 1 cup chopped peeled apples remove cores, 1 peeled banana and 1 cup water added as needed to thin to desired thickness in the blender adding more water as needed. Other methods include juices such as carrot, kale, cabbage, apple, beets, cranberry and pineapple juices to detox the body. A drink made by making fresh lemon aide sweetened with maple syrup and adding a splash of Louisiana hot sauce or cayenne pepper to it is an excellent detox drink. To detox the digestive system simply increase the fiber by eating more vegetables, salads and fruits.The benefits of these actions will be noticeable both to yourself and others. Remember a healthy diet has no equal for your good health. Always seek sound medical advice when changing your diet and exercise norms.

Located at your grocery store are many foods that detox your body these include beets, radishes, artichokes, cabbage and seaweed. Do not worry there are many over the counter products that are affordable and will help you clean out your body. You can detox the liver with quality over the counter products that will produce excellent results. Maintaining a clean and healthy liver will increase your health and vitality. The natural methods of drinking green tea, combined with eating foods that contain vitamin c and drinking plenty of clean water will also aid the cleaning of the liver.

Eat Fermented Foods

Fermentation is a process which results in the breakdown of carbohydrates and other complex substances into simpler substances. This is an energy releasing process that happens without free oxygen. Different yeasts, molds, and bacteria get their energy through fermentation. The end result is determined by the microorganism and the medium which the fermentation occurs.

Many of the foods we eat today are a product of fermentation. Yogurt is bacteria fermented in milk, wine is yeast fermented in fruit juice, bread is yeast fermented in grain, sauerkraut and pickles are bacteria fermented with vegetables. The list can go on and on.

Sometimes when you open a jar of sauerkraut it can smell kinda funky. You might be thinking something along the line of, no way am I gonna eat that stinky stuff. Well it is time to get over that. That stinky stuff actually tastes really good. And it is really good for you.

Before people had refrigerators they fermented food. This is and was a way to preserve the harvest and ensure there is plenty to eat in the leaner months. Through this great process nutrients are retained and beneficial bacteria are saved because there is no cooking.

The wonderful thing about fermented food is the beneficial bacteria found within. In our “gut” (digestive tract) we have all kinds of different flora in there. In an article by Dr. Mercola, on his research about fermented foods, he says that probiotics are some of the best chelators, capable of drawing out a wide range of toxins and heavy metals.

Probiotics are bacteria that help maintain the balance of organisms in your body. These probiotic (pro-life) little friends reduce the growth of harmful bacteria. Which equals a healthy digestive system. Some have called the digestive system your second brain. So it makes sense to take care of it.

Lemonade Diet

Something else that usually comes up with this kind of diet is hunger. Anyone who has tried any fasting knows what I mean. It’s not merely the gnawing in the pit of your stomach but the psychological idea of eating. The more you think about eating, the more obsessed with eating you become.

Of course, something to think about is how much weight do you really need/want to lose? If you only have about five pounds to drop, you may not need the full 21 days. Many people find that they’re happy with just 7 or 10 days, and that’s fine.

So do you just drink lemonade and nothing else? Well, no. Every morning you start with a saltwater flush that’s supposed to clean out your digestive system. Just a word of caution, have plenty of toilet paper and reading material because you will use the bathroom… a lot. But, that’s a good thing because it’s expelling toxins which supposedly contributes to weight gain and lethargy.

Once you’ve had your flush, you can have as much lemonade as you want. Now, we’re not talking the powered kind you just mix with water. This lemonade is fresh squeezed lemon juice, maple or agave syrup, purified water, and cayenne pepper. According to sources this combination hydrates the system, flushing out more toxins, and cleanses the joints and muscles.

People who have stuck to this daily regimen of the saltwater flush in the morning (using sea salt and purified water), followed by unlimited quantities of lemonade, have experienced weight loss as significant as two pounds per day!

Of course, something to think about is that while you are on this cleanse, the calories and carbs you are drinking are much, much lower than you normally would consume. So while the Lemonade Diet may be quite challenging, its benefits and effectiveness are by no means in question. However, there are perhaps healthier options so please do your research.

About Vimax Detox

1. Apple Fiber

Water soluble apple fibers are wonderfully helpful to the heart and help reduce bad cholesterol levels and its advised that apple cider vinegar or pomegranate cider vinegar also have a similar effect by relieving conditions related to constipation as well as diminishing sugar spikes which lead to cravings and in reverse your body is forced to expend more energy or burn more fat in order to keep your energy levels up and your mood stable.

2. Senna Leaf

An effective appetite curber, the anthraquinone glycosides as they are known help flush food through the tubes before it is broken down and stored as fat and has been used by herbalists for generations as a means to loosen the stool.

3. Rhubarb Root

It doesn’t need explaining that rhubarb when digested has an interesting effect on the bowels – that is it gets things on the move!

As a child you may remember how rhubarb and custard helped firm ones stool while having a noticeable effect on how we feel after digesting it.

Used as a remedy for a blocked colon by the Chinese, the root of the rhubarb is used in the Far East for its ability to heal digestive problems.

4. Ginger Root

A strong anti-oxidant, ginger will help digestive issues, relieve blood pressure and ingest you with a strong dose of ant-oxidants that boost your auto-immune system.

5. Psyllium Husk

Administered for relieving diverticular disease and blocked bowels, Psyllium Husk is a natural dietary fibre that will firm up your waste in the colon, rather squeamishlyVimax Detox – 5 Natural Ingredients Proven to Flush Your Pipes allowing you to shed any parasitic worms that may be harboring in the pipelines.

Easily Detox in 20 Minutes

Oil pulling is extremely easy, entirely inoffensive, and very affordable. The price of a daily spoonful of your preferred oil is much cheaper and less costly than a trip to the doctor’s or dentist office This process is much cheaper than buying toxic tooth bleaching systems, oral gum products, or a pill to take to cover the root problem of an illness.

The first part of oil pulling, is toughest step for you to do, mentally speaking. Convince your mind to try this technique and swish oil in your mouth for 10 to 20 minutes.

Of course, the longer you swish the oil, the better the results you will get. The rest of the know-how, is the proverbial “a piece of cake,” because all you do is get out that small, kitchen teaspoon from the utensils drawer and slowly pour your organic, pure oil of choice into your mouth.

At this point, the slime factor may be telling your mind some pretty strange statements about spitting out this bizarre substance. Pay no heed to your initial reactions, because this is one of the best health decisions you can make for yourself and probably one of the easiest to do in your daily routine.

Swishing triggers the enzymes and the enzymes wrench toxins out of your blood. The oil cannot be swallowed because it becomes toxic matter. Although, if you did accidentally swallow it, you aren’t going to die. Might be grossed out a bit, but you will live.

As the time in your mouth ticks forward on, the oil gets more diluted and white in color. This is a good thing. If the oil remains the same color as you started the process with, you are not finished with your swishing job.

When you complete with your 20 minutes of health glory, make sure to spit out those toxins in the trash can. Forget about spitting the goo in the sink or toilet because this will mess up your home’s plumbing system after a short amount of time by clogging up your pipes as the oil cools.

Next, use regular, pure water and give your mouth a gentle finger massage to clean any excess oil away. Make sure to wash your hands before and after this process to keep any unwanted germs or bacteria from entering your body from your hands.

This is important because if you could to see one single drop of the liquid magnified 600 times under a microscope, you would see microbes in their first stage of development. These microbes are very powerful and are oldest form of life that ever started on earth.

The first time I did oil pulling, I was curious to view the “results.” So, I put the post-swished mixture into a clear glass to see if the oil really changed. Yes, indeed it did! The oil I began with was a clear organic, yellow sesame oil. But, the end result was brown, gross gunk.

That was “proof in the pudding” for me. I made sure to put my human made contaminants in the trash can and sterilize the glass by washing it in the dish washer.

Your choice of oil is of a personal decision and mainly taste factor is the vital to enjoyment of the process and creating a good habit of it. Most people use olive oil, coconut oil, sunflower oil or my favorite, sesame oil. I picked sesame oil because it reminds me of delicious Asian food. It has a somewhat stronger flavor and less slippery, which is a familiar food taste for most people. Sunflower oil has a milder taste if your prefer less flavor.

Coconut oil is a popular taste for many people. It has a cooler energy than sesame oil, so it’s helpful for people who are hot in their body all the time. Numerous people state that coconut oil is more intensely detoxifying. This may not be good for a very sick person.

It is always sensible to be careful about detoxing and start gradually. Only buy organic, unrefined, cold pressed oils with the life force of the core essences in the oils still intact. It is not that much more in cost and completely essential for your good health.

Remember you are putting this oil in your mouth with the intention to detoxify and feel better. Use the best quality oil you can get. You deserve the best oil for your body to gain wellness. Purchase oils that do not contain chemical residues.

Oil pulling is very unique to each person. It is said that the most commonly used traditional oil is sesame. If you are okay with taste, you could start with that and move on from there.

Sesame oil is more warming than other oils and is said to be more gently detoxifying than other oils that are “colder” energetically. Maybe you might try coconut oil to give you a mental vacay in the tropics.

A thought that might help you come to the realization is that the people of the past took an inexpensive, pure organic oil that they made and that was readily available to them. By doing so, they saved their own lives, by clearing their bodies of toxins in a simply way. If a natural remedy is easy to do, it most likely works.

The point is to choose an oil you know you already enjoy the taste of because this will be in your mouth swishing around for the goal of 20 minutes.

How to do Oil Pulling

1. Put the oil in your mouth. The oil is considered a fat that will add to the detox formula you are creating within your mouth combined with saliva.

It is important to take note of that the recommended oils to use are sunflower, sesame oil and olive oil. Most importantly to use cold pressed oil as a first choice.

2. Whoosh the oil with your saliva. This is the water and enzymes combination that is adding to make a short-term mixture, which has the natural know-how of binding oil and water soluble molecules, blanketing them both into the currents in your mouth.

3. Rinse your mouth out thoroughly with pure, cool water. Give yourself a moment to adjust back to not swishing any oil liquid in your mouth. Your saliva glands will need a few minutes to readjust to not having to move and swish. You may need to additionally spit out more saliva for a few more minutes. This is normal and good to do.

Detoxification Make Skin Glow

Colon cleanse

Exclusive of other poisonous substances that we socially consume like tobacco, alcohol and drugs, there are many products that dump toxic wastes into the bile, from there to the small intestines and finally to the large intestines before excretion. This means that our colon must be functioning efficiently to be able to drain out all these waste. When we don’t detoxify, we become constipated and the waste in the colon turn out to be putrefied, rotten and produces toxic gases that gets absorbed in the blood; sometimes these toxic gases try to exit through the skin because the colon is blocked causing body odour and halitosis (mouth odour), acne, pimples and blemishes.

Other times colon cancer can develop since the good bacteria (Lactobacillis acidophulus and bifidus) can be overtaken by the bad bacteria which then may start to synthesize carcinogenic compounds. You can take a capsule of these good bacteria two or three times a day or eat non-sweetened yogurt to neutralize the bad bacteria.

Plants for colon cleansing are aloes, Cascara, Castor beans, psyllium, cassia, senna and many other laxative herbs. Colon cleansing through enema is also very useful as it keep us looking younger.

Kidney cleanse.

The best way to detoxify the kidney is by drinking a lot of water. This organ is very vital in the filtration of toxins in our system; it also re-distributes and re-absorbs 99% of these chemicals back into our blood and only 0.1% is eliminated as urine.

Plants for the kidney includes diuretics such as mistletoe, kidney beans, borage, carrot, nettle, onion, pineapple, cane, agave and juniper. These plants promote the elimination of waste substances, eliminate uric acid (in gout and arthritis), urea, oxalates and phosphates (that causes kidney stones).

Liver cleanse

As the main organ of detoxification, the liver synthesizes and secretes up to one quart of bile which carries toxin through to the intestines for elimination. The liver also contains enzymes that break down chemical bonds in toxic wastes and turns them to water soluble products for elimination. These enzymes also attach to chemically active components and flushes out the chemical intermediates formed through the colon. Being the biggest gland in the body, the liver produces bile, which is needed to transform nutrients into other components, as well as digest fat and perform blood cleansing.

Plants for the liver are plants with cholerectic properties i.e. those that favour bile production by hepatics cells; reduces congestion and enhances liver function. These include onion, vervian, milk thistle, dandelion, liqorice, bitterleaf, calendula, chicory, etc. Plants that regenerate the production of hepatics cells when they have been damaged (by viruses, medicines, toxic substances) are also useful. Examples are peppermint, grapevine, radish, spirulina, artichoke, etc. In addition, cabbage, oatmeal, cauliflower, soybeans, flaxseed oil and all good fats are excellent for liver functions.

Gallbladder and Pancreas cleanse

Other plants facilitate gall bladder dysfunction and serve to empty the stored bile at the right time for digestion to continue. These plants are olive oil, linden flowers, quassia, javan tea, St John’swort, dandelion, boldo, etc. For the health of the pancreas which promotes the production of the pancreatic juice for digestion; nettle, papaya leaves and St Benedict’s thistle (leaves) are all good for the proper functioning of the pancreas.

So next time you are worried about achieving a flawless and smooth skin tone, think of cleansing your insides first. When the system is clean there will not be breakouts and your confidence will increase.

Barefoot Technology

To cleanse the body of these positive charged neurons it is recommended that you sit, barefoot in your lawn for at least thirty minutes a day.

That’s wonderful. But what if you don’t have a lawn? What do you do during the winter months if you live in the North Eastern United States, for example? Or a part of the world where there is no grass? If you are a suburbanite, you most likely fertilize your lawn, use weed killers, and various other chemical treatments to maintain that ever-green lawn look.

More importantly, what if you don’t have the time? You are busy working, taking care of children, or serving as a primary care giver for an invalid parent, how to you get thirty minutes into your already very full schedule? There is an answer.

There are programs and products that provide the necessary detoxification. A series of floor mats, wrist bands, bed sheets, blankets, pillows and shoes all designed to reduce the positive neurons built up in your body are now on the market. As with any product, the results vary from person to person. With these products, you can work at your computer, or sleep on them, or walk in them; thus removing the need for the thirty minutes a day routine.