Detox: Week 2

Well, Week 1 was a success. We even managed to go to a Happy Hour meeting without indulging in the foamy, delicious, malty brews and greasy, salty fries. Not that I haven’t been fantasizing about them since then.

Anyway, we are heading into the second week of detoxing and here are the ground rules. The major changes for us are going to be no fish this week – completely vegetarian now!

Please note that most of this is a repost from when we detoxed in 2010. If you want to learn more about why we are detoxing, check out this post.

Eliminate Completely

Coffee, Alcohol, Sugar, Refined Carbs, Dairy, Animal Products, Processed Foods, Fruit Juices, Chemicals, Nicotine, Refined Oils

Continue to Increase

Water, Herbal/Green Teas, Veggies  – focus on colorful veggies and lots of green!! Asparagus, artichoke, broccoli, cauliflower, brussel sprouts, cabbage, kale, collards, dandelion greens, watercress, beets, radishes, burdock root, spinach, chard, squash, sweet potatoes, Fruit – BRIGHT colors! Berries, apples, melons, Plant sources of protein, Whole Grains, Nuts/Seeds, Spices & Herbs, Unrefined Oils

Begin to Include in your day:

Spirulina – We are doing a greens supplement (similar to Amazing Grass)

Lemon Juice/Apple Cider Vinegar – just add to water or cook with

Daily Detox Powder – in smoothie or milk. I will not be doing this. I think Amazing grass + the following has me covered. Gotsa ta save $$!

Detox Tea – should contain burdock root or dandelion, I like Yogi brand.

Milk Thistle – I will not be doing this as it makes me nauseous.

Green/White Tea – try Kukicha (twig tea)

Rice/Almond/Oat milk – already stated, we do rice and almond.

Seaweed – hijiki, arame, dulse, I’m thinking miso soup.

Olive/Sesame Oil – sauté veggies or make a dressing

Flaxseeds/oil, hempseed

Increase healthy spices and fresh herbs

Advanced Support for the Program

Sauna

Exercise

7-8 hrs Sleep/night

Body Brushing (exfoliate)

Epsom Salt Bath

Meditation

Stretching/Yoga

Deep Breathing

Chewing!

Massage

Acupuncture

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3 Responses

  1. I jelous you .. I wanna start tooo!!!

  2. How strict is the removal of “chemicals”? Does this mean that anything bottled/packaged/boxed isn’t eaten? Thanks for your clarification!

    • Pretty much! It can even be interpreted further as to include toiletries, etc. We already use all natural detergents but my make up and moistirizer isn’t, for example.

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