Preparation - Before you start
When you embark on a detox program you want to be take a few moments to get ready. To look at your home kitchen and see what foods and condiments and groceries that you need to let go of so that you are in alignment with the "new" person you are and will become.
Eat with love and embrace food gently. It is not a time to gorge and eat as those last comfort food It is a time to eat well so the cleanse will not be "painful" in the first few days.
It is those habits of eating like "my last cheat before I detox" can defeat the process. Our mind is powerful. Enjoy each day of the detox like a bright ray of sunshine. See the light cleansing all your organs and restoring this to their healthy state.
Pre-Detox Herbal Tea Ideas
It is good to start your cleansing program with nourishment to strengthen your system. Prior to starting your cleanse. Drink a mild antioxidant & immunity blend regularly 1 week prior to your cleanse.
Things to know
Drink at least 1.5 liters of water per day during a cleansing program. Please consult a doctor before starting cleansing regime, especially if any preexisting internal problems.
If during the detox you get hungry, feel tired, headachy, have some other symptoms... Call an expert (see contact information below) and to help you decide what is the right protocol for you today. If you need to add a little more protein beans, edmame, sprouts, nuts we can adjust for who you are. If you are doing a little more exercise or physical activity on your detox we want to make sure you have nutrition to have the energy to get through the day.
Food ideas during your cleanse
1) Selected herbal cleanse
2) Fresh citrus juice (e.g. orange, grape fruit, .... )
3) Slices of apple
4) 1 x up full of unsalted nuts
5) 1 x cup fresh juice (fruit)
6) 1 x cup fresh juice (veggie)
1) 1 x cup of fruit (e.g. grapes, sliced melon, berries, ...)
2) ½ x cup of almonds
1) Bowl of salad (prefer homemade dressing like lemon and EVOO)
2) 1 x cup of grains (i.e. quinoa)
3) 1 cup of fresh berries
4) 1 cup of antioxidant tea
1) 1 x cup of fresh fruit
2) ½ x cup of almonds
1) 1 x cup of with 1 teaspoon of psyllium husk (sugar free)
2) 1 x cup fresh juice (fruit)
3) 1 x cup fresh juice (veggie)
Foods to avoid
Fried & greasy
Foods with hormones
Food to add
Fresh whole un-cooked fruits and veggies
Grains Nuts, beans, legumes, sprouts...
Marian Bell, founder and owner of Marian Bell's healthy living is an expert contributor to this article.
Marian has been doing nutritional consultation for twenty-two years in the Houston area. She works with patients referred by physicians and health practitioners- people who have allergies, low energy, hypoglycemia, who want to move on from disease to wellness, or achieve a more appropriate weight.
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Cleansing the system even for short periods of time is a significant modification and should be taken seriously, especially by people with pre-existing health problems. If you have had any procedures and/or been medicated for digestive problems please carefully analyze every solution to determine the best plan for you. If you need help finding milder solutions contact our experts for ideas. Although there are mild purification solutions that are considered generally safe for children and specialty cases the solutions compiled for this program are more aggressive and generally not recommended for children, pregnant and lactating women. Therefore consult with your physician before taking. Keep out of reach of children under 12 years and pets.
This information is for educational purposes only and has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.
This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.