Detox Diets For Dummies book cover

Detox Diets For Dummies

Authors:
Matthew Brittain Phillips ,
Gerald Don Wootan
Published: March 8, 2010

Overview

Detox Diets For Dummies is your guide to making informed choices about cleansing your body and mind safely and conveniently

Researchers have found that we ingest dangerous chemicals every day in our food, water, and the air we breathe. Detox Diets For Dummies helps you understand the effects of these chemicals on your body and find safe, gentle methods to expel them from your system.

This comprehensive guide provides clear, reliable information on the leading detox plans so you can accurately assess your own needs and select the best plan for your desired detox goal. A screening quiz helps you identify the program and plan that best suits your lifestyle and personal detox objectives. Detox Diets For Dummies provides plenty of healthy recipes and exercises help clear your body of toxins without harmful or unpleasant side effects.

  • Helps you flush away harmful chemicals safely and easily
  • Reveals why some popular detox programs may cause more harm than good
  • Supplies a screening quiz to help you identify your personal detox needs and choose the right program
  • Recommends programs for quitting smoking or drinking, fighting allergies, and losing weight, calming stress and anxiety, increasing your energy, and revitalizing your spirit.
  • Includes more than 35 recipes for safe cleansing of toxins and other harmful agents

Whether you are motivated by weight loss, disease prevention, metal purification, or physical revival-Read Detox Diets For Dummies for a variety of detox programs that are all natural and fit every lifestyle.

Detox Diets For Dummies is your guide to making informed choices about cleansing your body and mind safely and conveniently

Researchers have found that we ingest dangerous chemicals every day in our food, water, and the air we breathe. Detox Diets For Dummies helps you understand the effects of these chemicals on your body and find safe, gentle methods to expel them from your system.

This comprehensive guide provides clear, reliable information on the leading detox plans so you can accurately assess your own needs and select the best plan for your desired detox goal. A screening quiz helps you identify the program and plan that best suits your lifestyle and personal detox objectives. Detox Diets For Dummies provides plenty of healthy recipes and exercises help clear your body

of toxins without harmful or unpleasant side effects.

  • Helps you flush away harmful chemicals safely and easily
  • Reveals why some popular detox programs may cause more harm than good
  • Supplies a screening quiz to help you identify your personal detox needs and choose the right program
  • Recommends programs for quitting smoking or drinking, fighting allergies, and losing weight, calming stress and anxiety, increasing your energy, and revitalizing your spirit.
  • Includes more than 35 recipes for safe cleansing of toxins and other harmful agents

Whether you are motivated by weight loss, disease prevention, metal purification, or physical revival-Read Detox Diets For Dummies for a variety of detox programs that are all natural and fit every lifestyle.

Detox Diets For Dummies Cheat Sheet

To be truly healthy, you have to limit the amount of toxins entering your system and be proactive about detoxifying the harmful substances already in your body. By making smart food choices, improving your eating habits, boosting your health with dietary supplements, and exercising every day, you can decrease your toxicity and improve your health naturally.

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Smart Grocery Shopping for a Detox Diet

Grocery stores are designed to encourage maximum sales, not maximum health. In fact, grocery store layouts discourage healthy food choices – the kinds of choices required by a detox diet. The aisles in the center are full of processed foods; you often have to walk past a bakery to get to the produce; and the last items you see as you’re waiting in line to check out are candy bars and sodas.

To make the healthiest, least toxic food choices when you’re shopping for food, keep these tips in mind:

  • Stick to the perimeter of the store. Even though you have to pass the bakery on this route, you also find the produce, meat, and dairy sections there. The less time you spend in the aisles full of canned and boxed foods, the better.

  • Read all food labels, and don’t buy foods with ingredients you can’t pronounce.

  • Whenever possible, buy foods that are 100 percent organic.

  • Don’t buy any item that contains high fructose corn syrup.

  • Buy fish with the lowest mercury content. Avoid any farm-raised fish, and opt for wild Alaskan salmon whenever possible.

  • Pick out plenty of spices to liven up your dishes and increase the amount of antioxidants you include in your diet.

  • If you’re going to eat beef, make sure it’s grass-fed and 100 percent organic.

  • Don’t buy or eat any white foods except cauliflower and mushrooms.

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Questions to Ask When Buying Dietary Supplements

All of us need to take vitamin, mineral, and other supplements to ensure good nutrition and to aid our bodies’ natural detoxification efforts. If you decide to purchase supplements, make sure you’re buying safe, effective varieties. Otherwise, you’re throwing your money away.

Here are some questions to ask when considering which supplements to purchase:

  • Are the products made in the United States? Standards for purity are generally higher in the United States than in many other countries. Stick with supplements made in the United States whenever possible.

  • Does the supplement company make its own products? Sometimes the company on the label is simply repackaging supplements that are made elsewhere. Buy from companies that make their own products.

  • Does the company have a research department? The answer you’re looking for is “yes.” You want to buy from a company that conducts thorough in-house research on its products and makes that research available to consumers.

  • Are the supplements made in a facility that follows Good Manufacturing Practice regulations (which are specified by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration)? If not, look elsewhere!

  • In a mineral product, is clay one of the ingredients? If so (which is often the case), don’t buy the product.

  • In a mineral product, are the minerals chelated? You want chelated minerals whenever you can get them.

  • Does the company test every batch of its supplements? Does it use an outside, independent lab for the tests? Can it provide you with the test results? You want a resounding “yes” to all three questions. When you find a company that answers “yes,” buy all your products from it.

  • In a calcium product, are you getting calcium hydroxylapatite, calcium citrate, or calcium carbonate? Hydroxylapatite is the best, citrate will do, and carbonate is not worth your money.

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Finding a Good Integrative Physician

If toxins are making you ill, you need to work with a doctor or other healthcare professional to get proper diagnosis and treatment. And if detoxification is a health priority for you — whether you’re sick or not — you need a doctor whose training goes beyond traditional medicine. The doctor you need will integrate ideas from traditional and alternative treatments to create the best treatment program for you. (Hence the term integrative physician.)

To locate a physician who is open to and familiar with detox dieting and the ideas behind detoxification, contact one these organizations:

  • American College for Advancement in Medicine (ACAM): Visit the Web site or call 1-800-532-3688 to tap into ACAM’s Physician Referral Service. You can search for a doctor by last name (if you already have someone in mind), by zip code, and/or by specialty.

  • International College of Integrative Medicine (ICIM): The ICIM Web site features a service called “Find a Practitioner.” You can search by state, zip code, and/or specialty. You can also e-mail ICIM to request information.