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Detoxifying cleanse

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I know some don't like Dr. Oz, but he has a pretty open mind and leans Paleo. Today he presented a 3 day cleanse designed with Dr Hyman. It looks Paleo-friendly and consists of smoothies made of fruits and veg with a detoxifying bath at the end of the day. Is this something that you would recommend to someone starting Paleo or who fell off the wagon? Also, what would be a substitute for lavender in the bath if one were allergic?

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on March 09, 2013
at 03:02 AM

yea me too and its not terribly expensive...Seaweed stuff might be on the pricier side but im not sure-Also what if its fukishima seaweed and its radioactive! ...youll glow in the dark and surely mess up circadium rythymns.. kidding :) kinda

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on March 08, 2013
at 03:53 PM

See, now, this is the kind of thing makes me really really dubious about detox claims. The idea of eating fruit and seeds to detox from all the meat I ate is the exact opposite of what I actually do, and what works for me. After a meat-only day I feel, look and perform so much better than a high fructose or carb-heavy day.

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on March 08, 2013
at 11:40 AM

I find the same thing. The body is good at removing toxins, as long as you don't overload your body with a shitty diet you should be dumping them at a regular rate by just eating cleanly.

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on March 08, 2013
at 11:35 AM

Toxins are stored in fat

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on March 08, 2013
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At least 10% of me is composed of '96 McRibs!

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I like plain old epsom salts. I've also heard of people using a seaweed detox bath. (I think that's from GAPS diet).

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I agree that it can spike sugar, but I think the purpose of a "detox" is to get rid of toxins other then fat.

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on March 07, 2013
at 10:41 PM

What exactly is cleansed/ detoxed?

What am I holding onto that my body doesn???t' already do a great job of removing...are we talking heavy elements here? That Mcrib I had in '96?

Cleanses just seem so...so...hokey?

Truth.

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on March 08, 2013
at 01:29 AM

At least 10% of me is composed of '96 McRibs!

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on March 08, 2013
at 03:25 PM

Please tell me the name of ONE toxic substances that builds up following a paleo diet. Bet you can't. there a big difference between food that are bad for you, And things that are toxic. DR oz job is to SELL, SELL, SELL, SELL,

http://www.quackwatch.org/01QuackeryRelatedTopics/detox_overview.html

but there is one thing you can take that can kill bacteria your not going to like it. it's going to make you stink.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Garlic

"When garlic is crushed, Allium sativum yields allicin, an antibiotic[72] and antifungal compound (phytoncide) discovered by Chester J. Cavallito and colleagues in 1944. Fresh or crushed garlic also affords the sulfur-containing compounds alliin, ajoene, diallyl polysulfides, vinyldithiins, S-allylcysteine, and enzymes, B vitamins, proteins, minerals, saponins, flavonoids, and Maillard reaction products, which are not sulfur-containing compounds".

wiki

eat raw garlic have a nice day :D

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on March 08, 2013
at 12:26 PM

This is just a more or less random selection of fruits and vegetables. There's no benefit to be gained from this particular combination of plants, to the avoidance of meat or to the presence of lavender in your bath. It would also only be beneficial to avoid the flax seeds. Indeed, it would be a positive benefit to include some animal products, so you don't miss out on some compounds that genuinely are necessary for 'detoxing' (if the term has any meaning), to wit: methionine, taurine and choline.

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on March 08, 2013
at 03:40 AM

I never recommend cleanses... I find eating a clean diet full of healthy foods is a cleanse in itself.

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on March 08, 2013
at 11:40 AM

I find the same thing. The body is good at removing toxins, as long as you don't overload your body with a shitty diet you should be dumping them at a regular rate by just eating cleanly.

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on March 07, 2013
at 09:42 PM

Cleanses don't sit well with me. They imply that what we're eating on a day-to-day basis isn't clean already. If you've got your Paleo/Primal diet honed in, you're already eating clean. If you're "off the wagon" how is drinking every meal supposed to help? It certainly wouldn't fill me up. The whole notion that our digestive system needs a break from normal food seems too vegan-oriented to me to take seriously.

If you really want to "cleanse" your body do a water fast.

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on March 07, 2013
at 11:05 PM

It sounds safe enough as its only 3 days..but you'd prolly do better taking the 30 day challenge of paleo. As far as substitue for lavender in the bath you could try oatmeal ( especially for sensitive skin..) or plain old epsom salts.

oatmeal prep- http://babyparenting.about.com/cs/healthissues/a/oatmealbath.htm

89fa2da4805b0b4e54b77a5a20a2e206

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on March 09, 2013
at 03:02 AM

yea me too and its not terribly expensive...Seaweed stuff might be on the pricier side but im not sure-Also what if its fukishima seaweed and its radioactive! ...youll glow in the dark and surely mess up circadium rythymns.. kidding :) kinda

32652cb696b75182cb121009ee4edea3

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on March 07, 2013
at 11:50 PM

I like plain old epsom salts. I've also heard of people using a seaweed detox bath. (I think that's from GAPS diet).

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on March 08, 2013
at 12:03 PM

Hi, Detoxification is an alternative medicine approach that proponents claim rids the body of "toxins", accumulated harmful substances that are alleged to exert undesirable effects on individual health. Detoxification usually includes one or more of: dieting, fasting, consuming exclusively or avoiding specific foods. One of the best way is diet detox is natural way to flush out the toxin.

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on March 08, 2013
at 03:53 PM

See, now, this is the kind of thing makes me really really dubious about detox claims. The idea of eating fruit and seeds to detox from all the meat I ate is the exact opposite of what I actually do, and what works for me. After a meat-only day I feel, look and perform so much better than a high fructose or carb-heavy day.

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on March 08, 2013
at 12:45 AM

I'm skeptical of cleanses, even though I've done them and I'm currently trying one again.

My main motivations: rosacea and ongoing gut flora imbalance.

Paleo allows for lots of fruit, and I think even fruit juice and dried fruit, which are full of sugar. Since I'm trying to minimize gut and other inflammation, I'm avoiding sugars and carbs. I'm also taking a one week break from meat and eggs. That's what cleanse people advocate, so I'm givin' it a try. It's what a naturopath calls "digestive rest" the internet calls the candida diet, and regular doctors might call a low-glycemic liquid diet.

The honest truth is that I'm still drinking bone broth, so obviously I'm not totally in the raw-food-vegan-alkaline camp.

Cleanse advocates claim that if your digestive system isn't working so hard, you are also taking detoxifying herbs and drinking tons of water, that your organs will start to shed "toxins" into your digestive system to be purged. I don't know if that's true, but that's the theory. As noted in a previous post, our organs already do that normally. The idea of a cleanse is to get them really focused on it.

My bottomline advice:

-don't abrade your gut with insane amounts of laxatives or abrasives. You can get dehydrated and upset your flora.

-don't jump on the cleanse bandwagon, quit eating, and become some version of anorexic. It will mess you up in the long run.

-introduce foods slowly once you're done.

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on March 07, 2013
at 10:31 PM

i watched this, too. seems he has a ton of different cleanses. i don't think it's too great to be drinking nothing but fruits/veggies for 3 days. the people on the show only lost poop weight. it wasn't actual fat loss. obviously, you'll be fine and it won't hurt you. i just think it's pointless. paleo is such a healthy diet already. these smoothies will most like spike your blood sugar.

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on March 08, 2013
at 11:35 AM

Toxins are stored in fat

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on March 07, 2013
at 11:06 PM

I agree that it can spike sugar, but I think the purpose of a "detox" is to get rid of toxins other then fat.

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