Fasting & Detoxification Methods

Methods of Detoxification

Fasting is the best method for detoxification but even eating fruit in the morning will have a detoxifying effect. I recommend juice fasting but there are many alternatives that can suit your lifestyle and personal preferences.

Detoxification Method 1

Juice Fasting: The best choice for detoxification, because it supplies an abundance of nutrients, including enzymes and calories to reduce the cleansing intensity to a more comfortable level.

Detoxification Method 2

Fasting on Lemon Juice and Honey: This is easier than water fasting. The honey and lemon supply nutrients that assist detoxification and the honey reduces the rate of cleansing to a more comfortable level.

Detoxification Method 3

Juice Fasting with a Blender: If you do not have a juicer, you can fast by blending fruit and filtering it. You can add some Sucanat or Panela for sweetness (dehydrated cane sugar). An enema is not required as there is enough pulp to keep the digestive system moving.

Detoxification Method 4

Water Fasting: Water fasting demands the most calories, therefore the cleansing is more intense.

Detoxification Method 5

Raw Food Diet: Similar cleansing reactions experienced on a juice fast will also be experienced on a raw food or fruit diet, but the process is slower. Raw nuts, fish, or baked chicken are a good source of protein. The diet does not have to be totally raw to work. Dairy products, cooked starches or greasy food will halt the detoxification for several hours.

Detoxification Method 6

Eating Less: This is a good way to start the detoxification process but can require the greatest discipline. It is hard to change a lifetime habit. Chew food 30 times and eat smaller amounts. If you leave the table a little hungry, the hunger subsides in a few minutes but our emotions make this difficult to do.

Detoxification Method 7

Vegetarian Eating: A light, vegetarian diet will also aid detoxification. For example, fruit for breakfast, a salad for lunch and a meal of cooked vegetables with some raw nuts for dinner. For best results, sparingly eat cooked starches.

Detoxification Method 8

Exercise: During exercise, the lymphatic system is being flushed and the cells are being flooded with health-giving oxygen. Walking, aerobics, sports, stretching and light exercise can assist detoxification.

Detoxification Method 9

Colonic Irrigation and Enemas: An enema or colonic irrigation gently flushes the colon with water and provides an avenue for toxic bile to leave the body. The use of enemas should be limited to fasting time. Misuse of enemas can affect the normal bacterial flora of the intestine and cause a dependency on the enema for regular elimination. A colon flush can also greatly assist recovery from food poisoning, stomach flues and diarrhea.

Detoxification Method 10

Detoxification Procedures: This includes homeopathic remedies, ozone therapy and acupuncture, massage, thermal chambers (sauna), herbal liver and kidney cleansing formulas, antioxidants, mega vitamin/mineral supplements. Each have benefits but fasting and a diet high in raw food is always the most effective way to detoxify.

Detoxification Method 11

Detoxification Aids: To assist the cleansing process, drink fresh juice made with a juice extractor once a day. Daily take a high-quality, multi-vitamin supplement and antioxidants such as E and Q10, and one to two tablespoons of mixed essential oils daily such as Udo’s Choice (found in a health food store).

Detoxification Method 12

Sauna: Oh yeah, even if it detoxifies one pore, who cares? It feels so good. And for that extra rush, roll in the snow afterward.

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