Spring Detox

Detox or Body Cleanse
In modern life, everything around us contains dangerous chemicals and
poisons. It has never been more critical to detoxify our bodies. Reducing or
eliminating the poisons inside the body can shield us from illness and promote
wellbeing. The procedure focuses on our interior organs, particularly those
that eliminate waste from our bodies, such as the liver and the colon.

The function of the liver in eliminating toxins
The liver plays a key role in the majority of metabolic processes, including
and most importantly detoxification. It is a filter, designed to remove toxins
and debris from the blood system. The liver neutralizes a wide range of toxic
chemicals, both those originating in the environment and those produced by
the body.

This occurs in a two-phased enzymatic process:

  • Phase One entails the breakdown of enzymes and neutralization of toxins;
  • Phase Two entails the synthesis and elimination of bile, which is the carrier of toxic substances.

The liver works very hard and non-stop in order to breakdown toxic substances.
When working properly, it cleans 99% of the toxins in our bodies. However,
when the liver is damaged or when metabolic processes are inhibited, due to
poor nutrition, alcoholism, allergies and other factors, the level and type of
toxins increases and can cause a wide range of problems: weight gain, digestive problems, skin conditions, headaches and migraines, back pain, mood swings, fatigue, sleep disturbances, and more.

Proper diet and periodic detoxification can alleviate these conditions.

What is a detoxification diet?
Detoxification diet is a broad term for a wide range of diets in which the overload
of bodily waste is reduced to enable the liver and elimination mechanisms
to restore proper functioning.

Detox diets are not a passing, contemporary trend. Toxic cleansing has been
an integral aspect of philosophies of healing in many ancient cultures, such as
Chinese and Indian, where it is considered essential to well-being. Many known
healers, such as the Rambam and Eben Sineh, for example, advocated detoxification
as a means of repairing and restoring the body to
effective functioning.

You may have heard of all sorts of extreme detoxification diets and be
concerned that you will feel hungry on such a diet. In fact, this is not
the case at all! The following pages will explain why.

Preparing the body for detoxification
It is a good idea to prepare yourself in advance for detoxification. This entails
providing the body with essential minerals, vitamins, anti-oxidants, amino
acids, etc. It is also important to maintain a diet that is rich in fresh fruit and
vegetables, sprouts and legumes for several weeks before the process. Finally,
one should gradually reduce the intake of caffeine in order to prevent headaches
during the period of detoxification. Detoxification can be carried out at home, but it is important that it not be extreme.

The first days should be accompanied by side - effects and reactions to
the treatment, which are normal signs that the process is working as expected.

 

Some of the expected side-effects and reactions

  • Headaches
  • Diarrhea, constipation or both
  • Skin rash
  • Common cold symptoms
  • Nausea
  • Fatigue or weakness
  • Nervousness
  • Strong smell of bodily discharges
  • Temporary worsening of existing conditions

 

Sample detox diet (2-4 weeks) suitable for carrying out at home

Foods to be avoided

  • Sugar or products containing sugar
  • All forms and types of wheat
  • Yeast and products containing yeast
  • Milk products (with the exception of yogurt)
  • All types of chicken and beef
  • Seafood
  • Fish (for the first two weeks and then no more than twice a week)
  • Caffeine, alcohol, sweetened beverages
  • Dry fruits, peanuts, and products containing peanutsProcessed foods, food coloring, artificial candies, etc.
  • Seasonings that contain MSG

Recommended foods

  • All types of fresh or steamed vegetables, especially garlic, green leafy vegetables, artichoke, ginger, 3-4 portions of fruit a day, especially wild
  • berries and lemon
  • Almonds and various types of nuts in natural form
  • Tahini and sesame butter
  • Olive oil
  • 2-3 eggs a week
  • Whole grains (with the exception of wheat): rice, quinoa, pearl barley, quaked oats
  • Beans, humus, lentils, soy beans, as alternative to protein
  • Shakes from leafy vegetables or fruit once or twice a day (not suitable for diabetics)
  • Ten glasses of water a day (at least)
  • Infusions (caffeine free)
  • Fresh herbs and spices (such as cumin, rosemary, oregano, mint, coriander, thyme, etc).

 

Sample daily diet for mild liver detoxification

First thing in the morning: Glass of water with juice from half a fresh lemon

Breakfast: Quaker cereal with water and cinnamon, grated apple, nuts; slice of
whole rye bread (no preservatives) with tahini or almond spread

In-between: Fruit and 10 almonds or unsweetened bio-yogurt Lunch: Vegetable
soup (see recipe below), salad of leafy greens with dressing of lemon juice
and olive oil, antipasti from a variety of vegetables, quinoa and a green salad,
whole rice with lentils

In-between: Energy shake or fruit with unsweetened bio yogurt and 10 almonds

Dinner: Leafy vegetable salad with oli ve oi l and lemon juice; hardboiled egg
(twice a week); 2 slices of whole rye bread (no preservatives) with tahini/avocado/
bio yogurt or quaked oats with fruit and almonds or other nuts

Nighttime: Infusion- mint/louisa/lemonit/melisa

 

Sample lunch recipes
Whole grain rice with lentils Ingredients
Large onions, chopped
Garlic cloves, finely chopped 1 tablespoon olive oil
2 cups of whole grain round rice 2 cups green lentils
2 teaspoons salt
2 teaspoons cumin Coarse black pepper 6 cups of water
Directions
Heat the onion and the garlic in oil until they are golden color.
Add the rice and mix for several minutes
Add the lentils, water, and seasoning and mix well
Bring to a boil and then continue to cook on a low flame until the water
evaporates. Correct the seasoning.

Hearty vegetable stew ingredients
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 large onion, finely chopped
1 large leek (white portion) cut in half and sliced 1 large piece of pumpkin cut
in cubes
5 carrots cut in half and sliced 5 zucchini cut in cubes
1 basket of mushrooms cut in quarters 3-4 red tomatoes cut in cubes
Cut up broccoli
1/4 cabbage cut in strips 1 beet cut into cubes
10 stalks of celery cut into small cubes A handful of chopped parsley
1/3 cup of small white beans 1/3 cup of lentils
1/2 cup of pearl barley, washed and drained Salt and pepper
Water to cover vegetables
Directions
In a large pot, heat the oil and lightly fry the onion and leek. Add the rest of the
vegetables, the beans and the lentils and cover with boiling water. Mix, bring
to a boil and continue cooking over a low flame for 45 minutes. Add the barley
and seasoning, mix and continue cooking for 15 minutes.

detox - Nature’s assitance supplement
Medicinal plants help promote and support effective detoxification and protect
the liver during the process. “detox” is a great supplement to use during
the detox process. It is suitable for general, seasonal detoxification and purification
of the liver as well as for treatment of skin conditions, joint diseases,
autoimmune diseases as a side effect of a good detox process.

Components of detox
artichoke, thistle, calendula, dandelion, rosemary, hosrstail
Essential oils of: mint, caraway, star anise and rosemary.
It is a natural vegan and cruely free supplement with highly effective
ingredients
It is prodcued under GMP and HACCP internation standards

Research-supported uses
Detoxification and treatment for those suffering from chronic toxic conditions
such as psoriasis, nettle rash, acne, inflammation of the joints, autoimmune
diseases.
Dosage and directions for use
10 drops in 1/2 cup of water, 3 times a day on an empty stomach

Not recommended for use by:
Pregnant women, children or elderly
If you suffer from liver disease, renal failure
If you are taking medications (only after consulting your physician)

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