There is a lot of noise around the right way of dieting  or detoxing in the media.

Every other “expert” claims that their way of detoxing is the right way to do it and all others are incorrect. One day I hear a popular TV media personality touting his new book as God’s plan for Man , and swears that detoxing 2 days a week is the right way to do it.

And the next week I see another TV celebrity saying that detoxing 2 days a week is the surest way to hell!! This “expert” claims that we should only detox once in 2 weeks!

So how do we know who

is correct? Who do we follow?

Well, in my opinion there is no right answer. Each one’s body functions and metabolism is different. What is right for me may not be the right way for you. The best way to go about this is to listen to your body.

Do you feel sluggish and lethargic? If so its time to detox.

As part of our SEO company health mandate we were all required to detox the last friday of every month. Let me correct that – we were not “required” , but recommended we diet.

I gave it a shot and I must say I did see a difference in the way i felt the next day. I felt more energetic and lighter for the whole weekend infact! You can check more details here in our company

One of my good friends who works for a electrician company in Chicago  called  me . His company website now recommends them to detox once a week as part of their health insurance progran to qualify for low monthly premiums!

Whether you are working for an electrician company or for a tree service in Troy company, these days most companies recommend detoxing!

Learn more about the benefits of dieting here in WebMD website.


The concept of this diet revolves around four principles. The principles associated include eating raw fruits only, eating raw vegetables only, having enough sunlight, and having enough fresh air to breathe. This diet program lasts a total of 21 days .

This diet program has 70 recipes consisting of various cooked fish, assorted vegetable soups, delectable deserts, and entrees to anticipate. These contain the essential energy that the body requires.

This raw food detoxification program is more on revitaizing and body emphasis. This emphasis can result to having a stronger body that is more attractive both inside and outside. This program type is designed to help individuals forget the eating habits they used to have and to abandon the wrong practices they used to do. This program is known to have a new approach to weight loss, fitness, beauty, and health with every case presented.

This detox program emphasizes on raw food consumption. This involves more juicing with no grilling. For protein, some recipes include some dairy products and fish. However, there is no cooking involved in most of its dishes. Just as the natural hair salon ann arbor is emphasizing in the products they are using, naturals. Also, that salon is also eyelash extensions salon.

The enzymes required during metabolism will be destroyed when cooking is performed at a temperature of above 180 degrees Fahrenheit. Cooking below such temperature will render the food raw and will keep the enzymes necessary when losing weight. Doing such cooking promotes ideal metabolism for the body.

When using this specific diet program, a few golden rules must be followed and these include the following:

  1. Refrain from combining meat, seeds, nuts, fresh fruit, dried fruits, and brown starch in one meal.
  2. The combination of raw vegetables and condiments is allowed however combining fresh fruits with condiments is a no-no.
  3. The enemas are necessary.

To achieve the best result using this raw food diet program, seeds & nuts should be avoided. The primary focus should be on consumption of the foods mentioned below during the program ‘ s 7 to 30-day period.

  • Fresh fruits (with the exception of bananas)
  • Herbal teas
  • Homemade-style, vegetable soups
  • Raw vegetables
  • Culinary herbs
  • Homemade vegetable and fruit juices
  • Raw yoghurt, unsweetened

Skin detox – Skin Cleansing

Skin toxicity is a condition where your skin is unable to perform its intended function at optimal level. Some of the skin functions are temperature regulation, regulation of fluid absorption, secretion of an acidic substance that inhibits bacteria and excretion of waste materials via the sweat glands. Toxic heavy metals are also released out of the body when we sweat. It is said that the sweat glands of the skin can perform detoxification as one kidney. Thus it is important for the skin to be maintained so that it can perform detoxification at maximum levels. The detoxification function of the skin is especially important if someone have damaged kidneys.

The use of skin care products that are full of synthetic chemicals is not good. These chemicals can be absorbed into the circulatory system and it could provide more toxins inside the body. Most people would not feel the ill effects of these chemical additives instantly, because most of the time, the liver is able to metabolize and detoxify them. As much as possible clean your skin using natural soaps. Use skin care products that use material from natural origin. Wear clothes with natural fibers instead of synthetic. Natural fibers like cotton and wool can absorb toxins while synthetic fibers do not absorb toxins. Good nutrition is also important for the skin. Our skin is mainly fat so it is wise to eat high quality fats with natural origin. Olive oil and butter are great source of natural fats and oils.

Dry Skin Brushing

To enable the skin to release more toxins away from your body, use a loofah sponge or dry skin brush. When you dry brush your skin, you are removing oils and dead skin cells which plug the pores. Unclogged skin pores are more efficient in releasing toxins away from the body. After dry brushing, white blood cells would also migrate into the skin, enhancing the immune system functions. Dry brushing can be performed easily by gently brushing the skin from the ends of the arms towards the trunk of the body. This is best done by using long strokes and a sweeping motion. Brush the feet, legs up towards the groin area. The best time to do dry brushing is prior to bathing.

Sauna (Heat Stress Detoxification)

Sauna can clear your body of fat soluble toxins. Studies show that there is an average of 21.3% reduction of at least 16 Toxic chemicals (PCB, PBB) inside the body after sauna or heat stress detoxification. The study also shows that the removal of harmful toxins from the body also continued for up to 4 months after discontinuing heat stress detoxification.

Cleansing baths

A cleansing bath involves the use of your bathtub plus additives that draws away toxins out of your skin. A simple cleansing bath employs hot water, 3 tbsp Hydrogen Peroxide and 2 cups of Epsom salt and baking soda. The idea with this cleansing bath is that the salts will pull out the toxins while the soda neutralizes the acids present in the toxins. Powdered ginger can also be added to the mixture which also helps draw out the toxins. For the cleansing bath to be effective, soak your entire body for at least 30 minutes and drink fresh water throughout the soak.

Benefits of Skin Detoxification:

  • Heat treatments allow the rise in body temperature which causes peripheral dilation and reduction in blood pressure
  • Increase in metabolism and stimulation of the immune system.
  • Heat allows sweating which causes the loss of water, salt, urea, uric acid, sulfates, creatinine, phosphates and lactic acid.
  • Increased oxygen availability to the body, decreasing lymphatic congestion and the removal of selected heavy metals.
  • Restoration of the natural Ph of the skin and hair.
  • Decrease the toxins inside the body.
  • Sedating and relaxing effects on the body.
  • Relief of minor aches and pains.
  • Risks of Skin Detoxification

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Lung Detox – Lung Cleanse

The lungs are organs that are directly exposed to the air on the outside world. They are actually in direct contact with the pollutants coming from the environment. Some of these pollutants can become trapped inside the lungs or they can be absorbed by the lungs. Some pollutants are very active that they can do damage to the lung tissues upon contact. The lung itself is also an active site for the removal of gaseous wastes inside our bodies. If the lungs, nostrils and/or the bronchial system are heavily coated with mucus, the ability of the lungs to remove waste gases is significantly reduced. This can cause buildup of waste and toxic gases in the blood stream and also hinder the absorption of oxygen from the atmosphere.

Breathing Exercises

This exercise is very helpful in the detoxification of the lungs. When you breathe in and out, there is an increased blood flow and your body is stimulated. Deep breathing also helps in eliminating the poisons from the tissues and enhances the immune system.


Drink lots and lots of fluids in the form of fruit juices or water. Avoid mucus forming foods like dairy products (cheese and milk). Anti-mucus foods like onions, garlic, pepper and ginger should be included in the diet as well. Chlorophyll rich foods can enhance lung cleansing; examples are chlorella, spirulina and barley. Fruits which contain bioflavonoids are considered “lung friendly” examples are apricots, peaches and plums.


Antioxidants are very important for the lungs. Make sure you have adequate intake of Vitamins A, C and E plus selenium, cysteine and Coenzyme Q10. Ant-infectives like olive leaf extract, colloidal silver and garlic are good for bronchitis. Quercitin taken between meals has powerful anti-histamine effect on the body.

Benefits of Lung detoxification

  • Promotes respiratory system health
  • Minimize irritation to the respiratory system caused environmental pollutants.
  • Cleaner lungs and air passage
  • Improvement in oxygen assimilation.
  • Promote the expulsion of mucous

Fenugreek (seed) – it has anti-inflammatory properties which is useful for bronchitis and sore throat.

Hyssop (aerial) – it has anti-spasmodic actions that is useful for coughs and bronchitis.

Mullein (aerial) – it is used for toning the mucous membrane of the respiratory system. It also facilitates expectoration.

Thyme (aerial) Thyme – relaxes the bronchial tubes in people with asthma, bronchitis and whooping cough. Thyme is also an expectorant and antimicrobial.

Horehound (aerial) – relaxes the muscles of the bronchus while promoting the production of mucus and facilitating expectoration.

Coltsfoot (aerial) – Useful in acute bronchitis, irritating coughs and whooping cough because it is an expectorant and anti-spasmodic.

Nettles (aerial) – relieves allergies like hay fever and asthma.

Sage (aerial) – an antiseptic which makes it an effective treatment for colds, sore throats and tonsillitis.

Long Pepper fruit – Helps to stimulate the lungs.

Lobelia – relaxes the lungs.

Extract of Turkey Tails Mushroom – Great for supporting the lungs and reducing phlegm.

Ginger root – Lung stimulant.

Sweet Violet Flower and Leaf – Provides additional support for the lungs.

Cordyceps – Helps stimulate the antioxidant of the body known as superoxide dismutase.

 This detoxification method was developed by Stanley Burroughs and it was published in his book, Healing for the Age of Enlightments. The lemon detox or master cleanse is best described on Burroughs book and it would be advisable to read his book for a complete description. Lemonade diet is used by people who want to improve their health or if they want to lose weight quickly. Detoxification using this method lasts for at least ten days while other practitioners says that this method can be used for up to 40 days. The master cleanse or lemon detox can be done three to four times a year. Detoxification is complete when the buildup of white material (candida yeast) on the tongue fades and it appears light pink again. The lemon detox diet is said to make someone feel more energy and mental clarity. After detoxification, there is break-in period before you can resume normal eating habits. The first day after lemon detox, you can only take orange juice. During the second day more orange juice is taken with vegetable soup. On the third day, salads, vegetables and fruits are allowed. Normal diet is resumed on the 4th day.


Lemon – This citrus fruit is used in the master cleanse because it is considered as a healing food in alternative medicine and it is rich in vitamins and minerals particularly vitamin-C and potassium. Lemon also makes the body more alkaline and makes the cleansing more effective.

Maple Syrup – Is considered to be a “good sugar” that provides micronutrients and calories to the body. It is rich in minerals like zinc and manganese. Burroughs recommends the use of grade B maple syrup because it has more minerals than grade A (light grade). “Grade-A” syrup has higher chances of being contaminated with formaldehyde. Agave may be substituted for maples syrup if you prefer it.

The master cleanse requires 6 to 12 glasses a day of:

  • Juice of 1/2 a lemon
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1/10 tsp cayenne pepper (depends on your taste)
  • 8 oz water

The daily intake is equivalent to the juice of 3 to 6 lemons and 3/4 to 1 1/2 cups of maple syrup. You can serve the master cleans as cold or hot. Since the master cleanse does not involve the intake of dietary fibers or solid food, care must be taken to avoid constipation. Laxative tea should be taken every night coupled with saltwater drink every morning. The tea and saltwater drink facilitates normal bowel movement.

Side Effects

Most people would feel dizzy and extremely hungry when they start the lemon detox diet. Diarrhea or loose tools are commonly seen on this type of diet due to the laxative tea and saltwater drink. It is encouraged to have frequent bowel movements as this action is believed to eliminate toxins inside the body. Since this diet is very low on calories, one potential side effect is rapid weight loss which could lead to the formation of gallstones. People who are suffering from diabetes, cancer, anemia and gallstones should not use this detoxification method.

liverThe liver plays a major role in removing toxic and allergy causing substances in the bloodstream. There are nutrients that are required by the liver so that the liver detoxification would be carried out successfully. First, there must be an adequate supply of the key antioxidants which are important in preventing further liver damage.


Milk thistle extract, Vitamins A, C, E, Selenium, Beta Carotene are very powerful antioxidants that are very helpful in liver detoxification. SAM-e or S-Adenosyl-Methionine also helps in liver detoxification and at the same time helps with depression.


B-Vitamins also aid in liver detoxification, this include Riboflavin and Niacin. Vitamin B6, Folic acid and vitamin B12 are special nutritional products that are needed to promote better liver decongestion and also for improved liver function and fat metabolism.


Cruciferous vegetables like broccoli, brussel sprouts, cabbage and cauliflower are reported to enhance the detoxification of the liver. Choline is required so that the body can metabolize fat.

Amino Acids

Methionine and Cysteine are sulfur containing amino acids that protect the liver and aids in the conversion of fat soluble toxins into water soluble compounds that can be excreted through the urine.

High Fiber Diet

Eat a high-fiber diet to eliminate toxins The fiber in fruits and vegetables binds to the bile inside the large intestines. Fibers make the bowel and bile move out of the body faster. Fat soluble toxins in the body are also eliminated by combining it with bile. So the faster you can excrete bile, the better is the detoxification process of the body.