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24 February, 2009

How To-119: "How to Go on a Detox Diet"

How to Go on a Detox Diet

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Feeling sluggish? Need to be rejuvenated? Try a foot or diet detox. It's like a spring cleaning. It's a natural way to rid toxins and waste products. Some aspects may be easily incorporated into your daily routine for a healthier lifestyle. Take the time to learn more about this process:


  1. Search online with the following keywords for further direction:
    • Detox drinks
    • Herb detox soup
    • Detox raw recipes
    • Detox eating plans
    • Detox drink
    • Detox flush fruits
    • Cleansing detox cure
    • Body cleansing detox
    • Detox juice
    • Rapid detox
    • Detox snacks
    • Colon cleansing
  2. Look for natural products.
  3. Choose your detox method according to your schedule. Twice a month on a weekend is a good place to begin.
  4. Start slowly with a foot detox if you have never done this before. Thereafter, try a detox drink. However, do not do a master cleanse until you are more comfortable with the process.
  5. Obtain foot detox pads or a detox foot spa.
  6. Use a juicer for fruit and vegetable detox drinks. Be careful not to overdo. Some fruits are so tasty that you may want to have more than is necessary.
  7. Plan on drinking at least two litres of water each day. This helps to flush the toxins and waste products. It also eases the stress being placed on your liver and kidneys.
  8. Rest quietly. Do not over exert yourself. Find a good book or movie. Do your housework or physical exercise at another time during the week.
  9. Expect side effects. These may include headache, nausea or poor appetite. These may occur for a few days following the detox. You may have bad breath for up to two weeks.
  10. Expect to have more energy and hunger following the detox. Introduce a light, uncomplicated diet.
  11. Invest in a cookbook geared towards a more cleansing diet for future health and longevity.
  12. Refrain from drugs, alcohol and excessive medications, because they burden your organs. They deteriorate your emotional and physical well being.
  13. Good Luck! Some people have lost 7 pounds in 7 days!


  • Detox is considered to be an alternative method to heal the body.
  • Slow and periodic cleansing is less taxing on your organs.
  • Use sea salt as it is very cleansing. It is equivalent to the salt within our bodies. Refined table salt causes fluid retention.
  • Select formulas with Aloe Vera. It is a natural ingredient that soothes and heals irritated tissue.
  • Wean slowly from processed food. Rapid or acute changes may cause discomfort.


  • Consult your physician prior to detoxing.
  • Do not attempt detox if you are ill. This could cause increased fatigue and a slower recovery.
  • Consult your physician for specifics in regard to drug detox.

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Sandy said...

Detox worked for me. I recovered from chronic fatigue with intensive juicing and detox enemas and a few natural remedies.

Side effects can often be prevented if you support the body with nutrients designed for detox.

SURI said...

Thank you, Sandy, thank you very much for the feedback.