programs and three- to seven-day juice fasts (drinking only fresh fruit and vegetable juices and water) can be an effective way to release toxins from the body. However, this type of detox can be too extreme and stress your body and depending on your existing health condition they can introduce potential risks to your health, e.g., if you have a tendency for diabetes, they can increase your blood sugar levels. Therefore, if you are suffering from a chronic illness or if you prefer a gently cleanse, I recommend an elimination diet approach where you can cleanse while at the same time you nourish your body.
Similarly, for proper nutritional content and for helping to cleanse the liver, you should incorporate a balance of all flavors (salty, sweet, sour, and bitter) and colors in your diet. Buy organic produce whenever possible to limit your exposure to pesticides, GMOs, and other environmental toxins. Additionally, organic fruits and vegetables are considerably more nutritious than nonorganic.
During this cleansing period, you will want to focus on eliminating common toxic foods and eating a nutrient-dense diet. The foods to remove from your diet include:
Incorporate in your diet fresh, organic vegetarian meals, that contain whole grains, legumes, vegetables, and fruits. The following foods nourish the body while helping you detoxify:
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Dr. Toni is a Best-selling author, Holistic Health Practitioner (HHP) & Registered Herbalist in San Diego, California. She holds a PhD in psychology, and a Clinical Herbalist Certificate, an HHP certificate and is a Certified Trainer in the Success Principles. In private practice as a HHP she has been influenced by a variety of clinical modalities and orientations, and by the diverse life experiences of her clients. Toni’s approach to healing is holistic & transpersonal. In her work, she integrates the principles of Eastern and Western nutrition, herbololgy, energy medicine, Buddhist mindfulness and personal counseling to assist others in working through their physical or emotional blocks to attain optimal health.