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by Ellen Landauer
Detox diet works best when you minimize or limit certain foods. Here are foods to avoid if you are doing a body cleanse.
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NOTE: List below is of commonly consumed items you ABSOLUTELY want to stay away from if you are serious about improving your health.
**A second list below this one itemizes so-called 'foods' you ALSO will want to eliminate from your diet if you are aiming for the highest level of health.**
Refined Grain Products: Eating much refined grains will defeat your colon cleanse ambitions! No detox diet can succeed without eliminating white flour.
Why? Because refined grain products become like 'paste' as they pass through your digestive tract.
Some of the most virulent life forms that you do NOT want in your gut THRIVE on residues of high-carb foods which 'gunk up' the walls of the colon. Candida yeast and other fungal infections, disease producing bacteria and (ugh!) parasites!
Alcoholic Beverages: Wine, beer and all hard liquor not only contain mycotoxins from the fermentation process, chemicals and preservatives. They are also 'super-carbs,' with blood sugar deranging effects greater than white sugar.
Candy: Even so-called 'natural' candies sweetened with such exotic potions as rice syrup, barley malt, fructose and agave syrup, to name just a few, are blood sugar spikers!
ALL white flour products including - bleached and 'fortified ones. Pasta, cakes, cookies, breads, etc.
Puffed ANYTHING! The process of making puffed cereals, and even such 'health foods' as brown rice cakes involves extremely high heat and pressure. This distorts the molecular structure of carbohydrates to such a degree that they become TOXINS to your body!
An experiment was performed in which 3 groups of rats were fed 3 different diets. The control group lived on a balanced commercial 'rat chow' formula. The second group only ate pure refined sugar. And the third group lived on puffed grain. OK, a little test for you! Which group of rats lived longest? Which group died first? (answers at the bottom of this section)
Refined, Processed Fats
Stay far away from ALL processed vegetable oils (popular ones are corn, safflower, canola and peanut oils).
Not only are they full of damaging free radicals - unless they are ORGANIC, the crops from which they are manufactured are usually heavily sprayed with very toxic pesticides. Cottonseed oil is one of the worst in this regard - ALWAYS avoid!
With the exception of first cold-pressed extra-virgin avocado oil, coconut oil or olive oil all vegetable oils contain a disproportionately large amount of omega-6 essential fatty acids compared to omega-3's.
Too much omega-6 and too little omega-3 essential fatty acids have been implicated in contributing to increased risk of cancer!
If you are knowledgeable, maybe you are asking,'What about flax oil? That has a lot of omega-3's, doesn't it?'
The big problem with flax oil is its instability. It becomes rancid VERY fast; most flax oil you buy is already spoiled, containing an abundance of damaging free radicals. Free radicals in the body are one of the things that increases cancer risk.
Best to avoid flax oil!
**(In the rat experiment, the chow-fed rats lived longest. The first group to die off was...the rats that ate puffed grains! Incredible that the rats living on REFINED SUGAR lived longer than the ones eating puffed grain!**
Advanced detox diet tips are for you if you are aiming high.
The great news is - following them will SAVE LOTS OF TIME - because the true species-appropriate diet for humans is SIMPLE and EASY!!
More good news - most people, myself included, get to eat our favorite foods - the ones that taste best and are most satisfying (once you cure yourself of carb addiction - challenging but greatly rewarding). EVEN BETTER NEWS - our ancestral diet is the one that is now bringing a rapidly growing number of people to better health than they dreamed possible.
Advanced detox diet tips - here is your simplified version of the food list:
PLANTS - NO!
GRASS FED PASTURE-RAISED MEATS AND DAIRY - YES!
IMPORTANT detox diet tip: *If you are new to this and wanting to move toward excellent health, you may want to consider a gradual shift.* This is because as you eliminate toxic 'foods' - which does include all plants - your body will need to eliminate said toxins.
First eliminate all the food and processed junk listed at the beginning of this article.
There ARE many folks who have achieved massive benefits going cold turkey onto the YES option listed above. However, certain toxins like oxalates can take TIME for your body to get rid of - and various kinds of discomfort can appear later. This is because it takes time for your metabolism to improve and optimal energy to return - at which time your body will say, 'OK, now we can march those poisons out the door!'
Oxalates are a prime example of a toxin that can do harm if detoxed too fast. At such times, it can help to add in just a little bit of oxalate-containing foods (like 3 - 5 almonds or a square or two of dark chocolate for example) back into the diet (for 3 days only).
Ellen Landauer is an expert with over 40 years in-depth study and experience of the safe and effective use of nutritional supplements, botanical extracts and detoxification methods.
She is Certified as an Advanced Practitioner of Structural Integration body therapy developed by Dr. Ida P. Rolf - also known as Rolfing. This hands-on therapy is the deepest, most comprehensive body alignment therapy.
Ellen Landauer is also a PUBLISHED AUTHOR!
To learn more about Ellen Landauer, see her detailed bio HERE
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