I don't want any gimmicks or purchase any scammy products. I just want real, good food that will give me a good Spring clean.
If I were inclined to do a cleanse, I would be
drinking 3 or 4 green-based smoothies a day plus lots of mineral water with lemon. I would use kale, cucumber, perhaps some berries, parsley, an apple or some berries, water and ice. I would do it as a smoothie, not juicing.
Heck, it sounds so appealing I might join you!
Water. I'm not being facetious. I really believe that the best fast is a supervised water fast for about 10 days. Some people go as long as 30 with no ill effects.
I've just started taking a milk thistle supplement for my liver, but it may be gimmicky. I just figured it wouldn't hurt and it might help.
"Right is right, even if no one is doing it; wrong is wrong, even if everyone is doing it." - St. Augustine
Who says back fat is a bad thing? Maybe on a hairy guy at the beach, but not on a crab.
I knew a woman who did that "liver cleanse" where you drink a massive quantity of olive oil in addition to some non-food stuff. It just about destroyed her health, and after that she was never able to eat a normal diet again.
the liver required water and oils to "cleanse"
water soluble wastes and lipid soluble wastes
I have always used MCT to provide that lipid just because it gets converted to Ketones and not ( normally ) stored
the other thing to consider is that you want a cleanse. if your toilet was backed up you would use draino ( or something similar)
Magnesium and Vitamin C cause the bowel to empty allowing the liver to dump its toxins into an empty-ish tube of your intestines...
additionally controlling bacteria is important. a candida overgrowth can slow down movements. interestingly mag + mct + xylitol( made from birch only not corn) kills excess candida... which must be expressed out of the system
foods for thought
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I have done two of those 10-day lemon juice Master Cleanse things, and liked the effects very much. Both were before I knew about Primal, for what that is worth. If you are familiar with that particular protocol, I did not do the salt water, though - just couldn't do it, even though I tried.
I was thinking of a spring clean myself.
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