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How about detoxing?

Okay, most of the time when I see somebody saying you need to get all of the toxins out of your body because you're all full of toxins and need to flush them out, blah-de-blah, I think "this is a bunch of baloney." Mostly because the traditional health industry says that it's a bunch of baloney, that your body does a fine job flushing its own toxins, etc. But I'm curious what everyone else thinks, or if someone else has had experience with this.

Thu. Jun 28, 11:35pm

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MY OPINION

I love the whole DETOX diet. I really feel that it does get rid of toxins and other things such as caffeine, alcohol, and whatever else that's in your body. I'm not a doctor so I wouldn't know for sure, but because the results are so great and the feeling is even better, I'll stick with my judgement on DETOX.
Maybe you should try it out? It might be better to experience Detox first hand, rather than to base your opinion upon the testimonies of others, since we all have different opinions.
If you ever try it out, I would love to know your thoughts about it! Good Luck!


Friday, June 29, 2007, 12:59 AM

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I think its generally baloney but there is truth to it too. Doctors know that your organs, if your body is normally healthy, "detox" your body as much as it needs. A lot of detox diets are gimmicks. BUT if you have a lot of caffeine, refined sugar, alcohol, etc in your diet its obvious that your body is not as healthy as should be and its working overtime to get all of that unnecessary stuff out of you. So I think its a great idea to spend some time drinking only water and freshly squeezed juice and eating raw foods. If you can do it on a long weekend, or for a week, or as some people do, your whole life, I think its helpful to quit that stuff cold turkey and let it all "run its course" through you and then resolve to eat healthier. The resolve is the biggest part though.

Friday, June 29, 2007, 2:09 AM

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2:09 Hello! "I think its generally baloney but there is truth to it too"

Are you purposely trying to contradict yourself? How can you generally think its baloney and true at the same time?

Friday, June 29, 2007, 2:19 AM

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I'm not 2:09, but I think it's baloney for weight loss but not a terrible idea for health reasons depending on your circumstances.

Friday, June 29, 2007, 6:01 AM

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Our bodies are quite complicated scientifically speaking. I don't think detoxing is at all baloney and you should use google for more info. In the winter, I regularly drink a detox tea (traditional medicines everyday detox ) and I do feel a difference when it comes to drinking alcohol. (it's a liver cleanser).

The 'linked' link is an interesting article about detox...it's from May, 2004. The copy/paste link below is a complete detox plan. A friend of mine does it once a year and she swears by it.


http://www.lifetimefitness.com/magazine/index.cfm?strWebAction=article_detail&intArticleId=370

Link

Friday, June 29, 2007, 10:33 AM

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thanks for the link... she does make sense, but she's also trying to sell a book, which takes away some credibility. i had seen that book on amazon, where it has very mixed reviews. some people, like your friend, swear by it. others (who followed the entire program to the letter) said it was worthless. of course, that doesn't discount the entire idea of detoxing, just maybe that particular method.

Friday, June 29, 2007, 10:52 AM

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Selling a book itsn't necessarily a bad thing. Think about how many people swear by colonic irrigation or regular massage treatments. Speaking of massages...

When I was 50 lbs heavier, I would feel really nauseous after getting a massage. You're supposed to drink tons of water after getting one to help flush out the toxins that are released in the process.

Didn't John Wayne's colon weigh 40 lbs from eating too much meat? (wink)

Friday, June 29, 2007, 11:14 AM

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eww...

11:14-- THERE'S a piece of info I could have gone all year without hearing and still been happy! =)

Friday, June 29, 2007, 12:02 PM

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don't do this

whatever you do, DON'T, I mean DON'T go to the DrNatura website that's promoted at the top of this thread. and i don't care how curious you are, DON'T go to the picture gallery. i don't think i can eat at all today!!!!!! ew ew ew ew ew!

Friday, June 29, 2007, 12:24 PM

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Interesting post

Wednesday, July 04, 2007, 9:13 AM

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I do something similar to "detoxing" ...I survive on lotsa fruits and water for one day and I try to do it once in two weeks or so. I don't do it for weight loss. I feel I have given up on a lot of "toxic" intakes....ex., soda, caffeine, sugary drinks, artificial sweeteners.., once I started this lifestyle. I don't know if "detoxing" is true or not, but I believe soda/coffee/artificial sweeteners, etc are not good for you and cutting them out is only gonna help you live better!

Thursday, July 05, 2007, 2:30 PM

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Colonic

A great detox jumpstart is to have a colonic. It helps to remove alot of waste and impacted feces from your colon, and continuing with your usual fruits and veggies or other detox methods only enhances the entire process.

dont knock it till you've tried it. Your energy level will expode through the roof once you've gotten that stuff flushed outta you.

Thursday, July 05, 2007, 2:35 PM

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I'm 2:09. Maybe I worded it wrong but if you read my entire post, I said that while I think a lot of it is gimmicks for money making, just like most things there is that grain of truth. Eating very healthy foods without preservatives and the like will make you healthier and your body will not have to work so hard to purify itself. So while extreme detoxes are just that - extreme - certain aspects of detoxing can be good for you, if you just use common sense.

Thursday, July 05, 2007, 2:45 PM

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