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Program Basics

No Animal Protein for the First 10 Days

This allows your liver to rest and focus on detoxification. On Day 11, you may eat organic, hormone-free, cage-free chicken, and wild-caught fish. Favor lighter animal protein like fish and chicken. Grass-fed beef and game are allowed in moderation. Avoid pork.

Exercise

Exercise is vital in removing toxins from your tissues and your body. Exercise until you sweat. Walk 20–30 minutes minimum daily if you’re new to physical activity. Daily walks, incorporating deep breathing, are recommended for everyone.

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Water

Water should comprise half of your daily intake. This flushes toxins and prevents constipation and headaches. Spring or mineral water is best. Fresh-squeezed lemon or lime may be added to your water.

 


Eat frequently
throughout the day.
DO NOT skip meals.

The Detox Shake

To stabilize your normal blood-sugar levels, avoid all juice and sugary fruits. This includes avoiding shakes made with fruit juice. Use Stevia (not sugar or artificial sweeteners) to sweeten the shake, if desired.

Over-the-Counter Medicine

They mask your symptoms while adding to your toxic load, prolonging the cleansing process. Prescribed medicines are fine, but never change medications without consulting your physician.

HELPFUL HINTS

• Drink water plentifully throughout the detox program to more quickly flush toxins from your system. Your optimal amount of daily water consumption is calculated by dividing your weight in half and drinking that amount in ounces per day.

• If you desire more weight loss, replace meals with detox shakes.

• Make your detox enjoyable by adding a variety of fresh herbs and spices. Prepare your meals in a variety of ways (grilling, stir frying, pan-roasting, using parchment, etc.) to avoid monotony. Delight your eyes, nose, and taste buds by trying brand-new foods. Open your palate to new experiences.

• Consume half your vegetables raw. Steam or stir-fry prepared vegetables for 4 minutes over low heat. Your vegetable intake should be twice the amount of your fruit intake.

• Avoid alcohol, caffeine, tobacco, and other stimulants. If you are a heavy caffeine user, sip 1 teaspoon of coffee to avoid withdrawal headaches (but for no more than 3 days maximum).

Note: Individuals with joint pain should consider avoiding food derived from the nightshade family of plants, such as tomatoes, white potatoes, eggplants, and peppers of all kinds. This includes paprika and cayenne powder but not black pepper. Use homemade (not store-bought) salad dressings.