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Kick Off The New Year With Detox


After indulging in chocolate, wine, and cookies during the holiday and festive season its time to kick off the new year with a two week detox diet.

The whole idea of a detox  program is to remove the toxins from you body caused by substances such as alcohol, tobacco and food consumed during the festive period. This program helps your body by cleaning out the toxins that you have absorbed, by passing them from your skin, liver and kidneys, which act as cleansing filters. The whole idea of a detox diet is to strengthen up the organs that your body uses to carry out detoxification of the toxins on a normal day-to-day basis and release the toxins that have become stored up in your body. The program involves fasting on liquids for two days, followed by a carefully-planned five-day diet to allow the digestive system to rest.

Different Ways to Detox:

Other Ways to Detox are:

Sample list of foods to avoid on a detox diet.

Includes sugar, products containing sugar, and hidden forms of sugar, such as sucrose, dextrose, corn syrup, brown sugar, and turbinado. Artificial sweeteners are usually not recommended. Stevia and erythritol are allowed natural sweeteners.
Dairy Products
Milk, butter, cream cheese, sour cream, and other dairy products.
Wheat and products containing wheat, such as pasta and bread.
All gluten-containing grains: wheat (including spelt, triticale, and kamut), rye, and barley.
Although most detox diets recommend avoiding coffee, both regular and decaffeinated, one cup a day is usually acceptable and may reduce the occurrence of caffeine withdrawal headaches.

Other Foods to Avoid



Food additives and preservatives


High-Fat Foods

Where Do You Begin?
First, lighten up your toxin load. Eliminate alcohol, coffee, cigarettes, refined sugars and saturated fats, all of which act as toxins in the body and are obstacles to your healing process. Also, minimize use of chemical-based household cleaners and personal health care products (cleansers, shampoos, deodorants and toothpastes), and substitute natural alternatives.

Another deterrent to good health is stress, which triggers your body to release stress hormones into your system. While these hormones can provide the “adrenaline rush” to win a race or meet a deadline, in large amounts they create toxins and slow down detoxification enzymes in the liver. So it’s a good idea to detox stressful life situations along with detoxifying your body. Yoga and meditation are simple and effective ways to relieve stress by resetting your physical and mental reactions to the inevitable stress life will bring.

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