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Foot Detox Spa

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One of the better ways is to utilize a foot detox spa. It is very therapeutic and calming. A great way to revitalize the body is to make use of a foot detox spa. All that you have to do is to fill the spa with warm water and add a few drops of peppermint. After mixing it in immerse your feet and just relax. You can do this for 10 minutes or up to 30 minutes. It depends on you. What you will find is that after it is complete you will feel totally re-energized and ready to face another day.

There are plenty ways available for you to cleanse your body. These methods include exercise, spa procedures, detox foot spas, foot detox pads, doing a detox diet, and many more. Certainly you need to find an option for you that isn’t only effective but is affordable and convenient as well. You can find the right option by doing research before starting any form of detox. Then you can pick a few to try out until you discover one that works for you.

Living a healthy lifestyle by exercising regularly and eating healthy foods will help keep your body clean and toxin free. Exercise is a form of detox because as you workout, you sweat and this is great way for toxins to be released from the body. Eating healthy foods on the other hand helps as well since some foods are known to have detoxifying elements such as fiber, that help flush out toxins from the body. Simply drinking the daily recommended amount of water each day will also contribute to cleansing.

Our body accumulates toxins and has organs, the liver, kidneys, and the intestines to clean your body from toxins, so why do we need to detoxify ourselves? Well, the answer to that question is simple in one way and complex in another. Simply put, however, we accumulate so many toxins in our lifetime these days that our detoxification organs, such as our liver and kidneys become overwhelmed. They physically can only filter so much blood and sometimes, when your blood is too laden with toxins and other impurities, the liver can take some out but not all. This is one of the reasons why alcoholics who drink heavily often get a condition called sorosis of the liver. What exactly is sorosis of the liver? Well, it basically is when the liver suffers too much damage from the toxins that the alcohol puts in your bloodstream. As the liver filters the blood and the toxins are too many, they tend to build up in the liver and then the liver begins to scar and thus the condition of sorosis is just that.

Detox has now gone beyond the halls of spa and hospitals and now reached stores and the masses. Health oriented people love to do foot detox. There are 360 acupuncture points on a human body and majority of these points are on the soles of the feet. Blood circulates throughout our body and the soles of the foot are the furthest away from the heart, a large number of people prefer foot detox over other detox solutions because it is pocket friendly and it is available to a much wider consumers. Not many people can afford spas or health institutions for other detox services. You can sit at home and achieve same results as other detox options by using detox foot bath products. If you do not wish to buy these products, simply go to a salon because these services are available everywhere.
By Sam Downing
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Detox Diets For Weight Loss

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Detox the body Detox diets for weight loss is a must for a healthy body, detoxing conjures up images in a lot of people’s minds drinks made from bland-tasting extracts from plants they never heard of. Well, that may have been true at one time, but no more. In fact, today’s detox diets for weight loss can be delicious, great tasting concoctions made from delicious fruits you’re already familiar with.
Made from fruits and vegetables like banana, lemons, mint, strawberries, celery, oranges, tomato and other great-tasting fruits and vegetables you find on your grocer’s shelves every day, these fabulous-tasting drinks make full body detoxing more of an enjoyment than a chore. Just think, you’ll now be able to lose weight while drinking refreshments that both taste great, and are good for you.
Heretofore, you have probably been told that too many calories are bad for you and vice-a-versa. But that isn’t altogether true. It all depends on what kind of sugars you ingest that determines whether its effect on your body will; be good or bad. For example, sugars from sweets not only pile on the calories, but it also has a tendency to spike insulin levels. So eating foods that contain natural sugars like fruits is a better choice and they make excellent detoxifiers.

You probably also heard that carbs are good for you, but feel you can only eat so much bread. Well, contrary to popular belief, you don’t have to binge out on a diet loaded down with whole-grain breads; vegetables are also an excellent source of carbs, so by modifying your diet to contain leafier, green vegetables, you are also fortifying your diet with more of the good carbs.
You may be asking yourself how eating healthier foods can help you lose weight. Well, unhealthy foods like junk food—which contain a lot of sugar—not only add weight by adding calories, but they also trap impurities in the tissues making you feel bloated and lackluster. On the other hand, healthy foods that are natural detoxifiers move through your system more easily and carry away impurities as they do so, enabling you to lose weight naturally.
However, for detox diets for weight loss many people prefer to flush impurities from their system by juicing. Juicing is the process by which fruits and vegetables are squeezed or pulverized and turned into a delicious drink that retains more of the nutrients than cooking would otherwise do. Many of the fruits and vegetables chosen for this process have high water contents, so they act as natural flushers. Others contain ingredients that stimulates the body’s organs to perform more efficiently at doing the job they were designed to do.
So whether you prefer to eat healthier foods that detoxify the body by carrying away impurities as they exit the body, or dink hydrating beverages that flush impurities from the body—replacing them with the healthy nutrients your body needs—the object is to remove those impurities that cause your tissues to retain weight and make you feel tired and bloated. The bottom line is detox diets for weight loss can be delicious and do their job well.


By Lane Sky



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Whole Body Cleanse

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A whole body cleanse has been used for centuries, it is a way to flush out toxins and impurities from your body thus allowing you to lose weight and live more healthily. There are many benefits, doing a whole body cleanse does not mean you have to spend a lot of money to rejuvenate your body you just have to eat natural foods and do activities that will suit your body. Generally, fasting once a week, light natural foods, drinks, and the right amount of exercise based on abilities is recommended for the duration of the whole body cleanse period. This period can be 2 to 4 weeks long depending on the condition of your body.

When considering cleansing your body, there are seven channels of elimination to keep in mind. They are: blood, colon, kidneys, liver, lungs, Lymphatic System, and skin. These seven channels of elimination are the bodies natural way of ridding itself of toxins and unwanted substances. When these channels of elimination are clogged, it can cause a lot of health problems. These include: low energy, chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia and other auto-immune diseases, cancers, and obesity. The modern human body, while equipped with the know-how to cleanse itself, is virtually overwhelmed by the impurities and toxins in our world. Hence the need for an agent that can cleanse the body from the inside out.

Each of these three organs is best purified by a combination of dietary changes, exercise and herbal supplements.  Dietary changes involve eating mostly fresh fruits and vegetables, while eliminating junk foods, processed foods and most dairy products and meat.  Exercise can be as simple as walking briskly for 15 minutes a day or as involved as committing to a series of yoga or pilates classes.  Finally, herbal supplements are used to give each organ the support it needs to rejuvenate itself.   The combination of herbs used and the amount of each one is very important and makes all the difference in getting the best cleansing results.

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You can start to flush your system out by increasing how much water you drink and how many foods you eat that are water based. By water based foods, I am referring to things like fruits and vegetables When you eat a high fiber diet, you are helping your body cleanse its colon in a natural way. If you preform a colon cleanse and make the dietary changes discussed in this article, you will find that you have a lot more energy and feel healthier because you eliminated the build up of toxic waste that has built up in your intestinal tract.

If you’re planning on doing any cleanse or detox please make sure that you are well prepared. Cleansing can be dangerous if it’s done inappropriately. The company producing any product should be reputable. You can contact me if you’d like me to look into any product specifically. Also, you really need to have complete instructions as to how to prepare for the detox, complete it and come off of it. Finally the program you choose should be realistic.

By Virgina J. Lord
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14 Day Detox

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The purpose of the 14 day detox is to purge the toxins from your body. Everyone is exposed to chemical toxins these days that come from food, water and the air. You even create toxins within your body every day from normal metabolic processes. Toxins damage cells and tissues if they are allowed to build up.

Your body has a very complex detox system that works as best it can but modern research has discovered that it simply cannot keep up with the chemical toxins you are bombarded with every day. Some of these chemicals are quite foreign to the detox system so they end up accumulating in your cells, tissues and organs. If you have been feeling off,slow, sluggish or just congested then a short detox can make a lot of difference.

You may find that your detox diet is done in one-week stages, during which the kinds of food you are allowed to eat will change. During the first seven days, you may be eating only fresh fruits and veggies (organic is always recommended) simply to let your body, which may not have seen either a while, to readjust to them. Eating this way will lessen your risks of ingesting toxic animal products and can lower your intake of toxins by up to one-half.

Your 14 day detox diet will almost certainly have specific menus to which you must adhere, and in the second seven days you will enter the live-food stage, eating raw fresh foods and two daily “smoothies,” easily digestible blended drinks. You’ll be provided with a list of acceptable organic live foods, again designed to reduce your cravings for refined foods and to boost your nutrient intake.

The most extreme detox diet is one in which an individual consumes only water for 3 consecutive days. Before beginning a detoxing it is important to be very specific in choosing which day to begin the diet. This is to ensure the diet occurs on restful days. For example, you should begin your detoxing on Friday, if you work Monday through Friday. This will allow you to relax at home during the course of your detox. Rest is an important aspect of this diet. You should refrain from any high levels of activity, because most people feel a significant lack of energy while on this type of diet.

You should be dropping red meat, sugar, eggs, junk food, and wheat from your diet. Also drink lots of water. Water is the only liquid you should be consuming during your detoxification – unless you are having a vegetable soup, raw fruit, or vegetable juices. It’s recommended that you have at least one gallon of water each day of your detox, unless you’re only doing a one day detox, then you should have one and a half gallons of water. Fluids are always an essential part of any detox diet. Your body gets dehydrated throughout the day and water is a relatively pure way of replacing those fluids, and flushing out your system
  A successful and well-planned detox will likely have you experience:
  • more energy
  • lower cholesterol
  • normalized hormonal levels
  • restful sleep
  • clearer skin
  • weight loss (if needed)
  • brighter eyes
  • a stronger immune system
  • greater mental clarity
  • increased self-confidence
  • and when necessary a great boost against illness.
By Virgina J. Lord
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Herbal Colon Cleanse

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Taking a herbal colon cleanse is one of the most natural things that you can do for your body .There are actually 5 ways to cleanse the colon. First and most simple is using the cleansing diet during which you eat a diet based on fresh high fiber foods. This can be done by anyone. Second is fasting on water or juice. This is a more radical approach that supports the entire digestive system to detox and cleanse. Third are water based colon cleansers such as enemas, colemas and colonics (colon hydrotherapy). While generally effective these water colon cleanses can be expensive and uncomfortable. Fourth are oxygen based cleanses which require you to change your diet some and swallow a powder that contains magnesium oxide. Finally, there are herbal colon cleanses.

It’s good that there are more options now to get a colon cleanse. Many years ago, colon cleansing was limited mainly to hospital facilities, but these days, you can have a colon cleanse practically anywhere you are comfortable in – including your house! If used as intended, colon cleansing products can protect you from many diseases. The colon, as you must know, is the organ responsible in eliminating toxins. Over a period of time, the colon can get clogged which can then manifest in digestive problems and colon cancer.


Many herbal colon cleansers are very effective in making colon work perfectly and ensuring that all other digestive systems are in perfect health and working conditions thereby giving the boy human system an overall quality health state. As good as these products might be, the side effects of herbal cleansing products are quite significant. A lot of herbal cleansing kits do contain Anthraquinones which collaborate with the bacteria present in the intestine to cause blockages to moving waste material.

As herbs are naturally grown, absolutely there will be no harm to any parts of the body. But it is harmful for the poisonous substance in the body that harms us. Herbal colon cleanse will solve most of the problems that are listed below.- Constipation
– Gas formation
– Toxin accumulation
– Irregular bowel action
– Head acheUsing a herbal colon cleansing supplement is both simple to implement and maintain, not to mention far more convenient than regular trips to a clinic for colonic irrigation (although Do It Yourself kits are now available.) There is also a wide range of herbs to choose from which these days are easily available both from high street stockists and online. Because there are generally no harmful side effects they are also very safe, providing of course, you follow the instructions on the label. However just as a precaution, if you are taking prescription or over the counter drugs it pays to check with your doctor for possible complications, as certain medications may not mix well with some supplements.


By Virgina Lord

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7 day colon cleanse

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7 day colon cleanseLooking to do a 7 day colon cleanse, there are plenty of colon cleanse products on the market, and the time frame suggested can range from a 7-day colon cleanse to a 30-day program. The reason that a 7-day colon cleanse is quite appealing is that it can be a quick and effective way to a cleaner colon and a healthier lifestyle. There are many different types of 7-day colon cleanse products available, so you can find the most ideal program that best applies to your current needs and setting.

Since the nutrients we eat are absorbed and waste is eliminated through the digestive tract, it’s not far fetched to believe that our poor eating habits are wreaking havoc on our digestive tracts. In as much, a diet that consists of too much fat and sugar can create more waste than the body can eliminate and this will create a build up of toxins in the colon. A seven day colon cleanse is one way to effectively remove these toxins from your body.

Some colon cleansers are marketed as individual items, and others are sold as a kit with different items to be used together. Some colon cleansing regimes also suggest taking enemas or performing colon irrigations to empty your bowels as completely as possible. Some of the cleansing plans also include special diets and fasting, sometimes only allowing water to be ingested during the seven day cleansing period.

Some may wonder why the length of the colon cleanse is so often seven days. There are many possibilities, one being that a week is so familiar, and while it is a substantial time commitment, it is not so long a time as to put people off completely. Some also see seven days as a natural time cycle related to the length of the phases of the moon or the menstrual cycle, or believe that it takes exactly seven days to “clear” toxins from the blood or lymphatic system. However, the 7 day colon cleanse has become the standard.

Colon cleansing becomes necessary when you feel loss of energy during the middle of the day. It may be necessary if you have bad breath and there are stinking stools while you visit the rest room. There are many who suffer constipation and Irritable Bowel Syndrome who are badly in need of a colon cleanse. Sooner they start, better will it be for them. There are several types of colon cleansing. There is something called Master cleanse. There is something called 30 day cleanse. There is even something called biblical colon cleansing. 7 day colon cleanse method I am discussing in this article is called the 7 day colon cleanse. It takes a full seven days. One of the main benefits of doing this type of cleanse is that you can do this cleanse once every three to four months.

Of course, there are products available for a 7 day colon cleanse but many contain harsh chemicals with side effects – particularly the destruction of intestinal flora. This is particularly true with products that state they will destroy the parasites and bacteria in the colon as they will probably also destroy the intestinal flora. Intestinal flora is crucial to your health and without it your digestion can slow down and harmful bacteria can get in as there are no more intestinal flora defending your colon.

The best advice is to read the product label. There are lots of products out there and many are natural. Some also come in two phases. Your local health store is a good place to start as well as looking products up online where you will find lots of information.



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Colon Cleanse At Home

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colon cleanse at homeColon cleanse at home is a huge benefit, cleaning your colon can help to rid the body of built up toxins inside the digestive tract and the colon. People who have tried products which cleanse the colon also report that they no longer suffer from headaches. Many people who have tried colon cleansing at home have reported that they feel a lot more energized. They don’t feel tired anymore. Others have reported that after cleaning their colon it helped to get rid of their constipation. Many people who have cleansed their colon say they just feel better all around after the cleanse.

The basic principal behind colon cleansing is to utilize one or more laxatives that are typically abrasive to clean the colon from the inside and pass the built up wastes along with the feces. This can be achieved in a number of ways, one of the most passive and effective of which is to consume a diet high in fiber and low in processed sugar and flour. Processed white flour is one of the chief substances that clings to the walls of the colon and impedes the absorptive abilities of the colon wall. Most of our ancestors received enough fiber in their rough diet that consisted primarily of whole foods, and because of this they enjoyed a clean colon year around and better general health. With today’s focus on fast food, convenience, and processed pre-packaged foods it is becoming more difficult for the average person to eat properly. Because the average diet doesn’t supply the fiber that is required to keep the colon clean naturally, individuals today must go about the process of purposely consuming large amounts of abrasive laxatives to clean their colons and enjoy better health.

Heres a great except about colon cleanse at home 

“Yes. Regardless of positive intention, most people eat poorly. Doing a cleanse increases vegetable and fruit consumption, adding fiber and a host of nutrients that a typical diet is devoid or lacking in. The result can be witnessed by improved skin, better regularity, bright eyes and overall feelings of wellness.

Another side effect of going through detox is that the taste buds are invariably changed. By eating clean for a period of time, the once blasé donut and coffee in the morning meeting now is a sugar and caffeine explosion.”

The only real problem with trying to do a colon cleansing at home is that a lot of people don’t really know how to prepare an effective colon cleansing “tonic” that will get the job done quickly and safely. Sure, there are a lot of homemade colon cleansing recipes out there, and a lot of folk remedies that are floating around on the Internet, but I’m not so sure that any of them are as effective as some of the natural colon cleansing products that are on the market today. That’s not to say that all of these products or supplements are created equal. In fact, there are some that are far and away superior to others, so you have to really pay attention.

Cleaning the colon can result in temporary loss of vital nutrients and supplements. Be certain to compensate the loss with natural vitamin and nutrient supplements. Try and intake supplements rich in Vitamin C, as it keeps the immune system strong. Probiotics must be taken while doing colon cleaning at home. During the process certain useful bacteria are eliminated along with the harmful bacteria. So, probiotics can compensate the loss of these useful bacteria by generating good bacteria in the colon.

How To Detox The Body

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Learning how to detox the body the human body is able to regulate itself most of the time. However toxins get trapped in certain parts of the body especially in the colon. Over time the toxins can build up and cause a person to gain weight as well as contribute to health problems. These toxins are left over waste that does not pass through the body. Some common toxins are fats, free radicals, and cholesterol. The toxins can build up due to poor digestions, dysfunction of the colon, and troubles with the kidneys.
Every some often a person needs to detox the body and remove these toxins to prevent further buildup. A person should eat a diet low in refined and processed foods in order to prevent the toxins for forming. Alcohol and tobacco are also common causes of toxins. Making these lifestyle changes can help a person feel better. Probiotics should also be added as a part of a healthy diet to support proper digestion and put less stress on the digestive track.
Sometimes the body needs some help removing the toxins. The best colon cleanse is a way to help the body get rid of the toxins and restore proper health. If a person does not have regular bowel movements meaning at least one a day they are already storing up toxins in the body. The foods that people are eating can be causing them to relieve themselves less often. Some people also suffer from constipation and hard stool. If the toxins are left in the body they can contribute to the onset of colon cancer.

There are ways in which a person can help the body. The best colon cleansers will help remove these toxins. The average person has as much as four pounds of waste that needs to be removed. Products such as Colon Renewal uses natural ingredients to increase good bacteria in the colon. It will work to remove toxins that are built up as well as improve the digestive system. Products like this are also used to help those with constipation. Once the toxins are removed from the body a person will notice that they have more energy and they feel lighter. When using this product and similar products be sure to be near a restroom. The waste and toxins will have to be excreted from the body.
In addition to using colon cleansing products there are some steps that a person can take to improve their health and reduce the build up of waste. Eating plenty of raw fruits and vegetables will promote digestion. A person should also drastically reduce their intake of process foods which are not properly digested. These types of food lead to the buildup.
When looking to clean out the colon there are certain things that aid in the process. Psyllium is a herb that is commonly used to clean out the colon and reduce waste. Colon health is very important and a person should take care of their colon to make sure it is free of other impurities and other toxins.

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Improve Your Health With Colon Cleansing Foods

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The colon works hard every day digesting the foods we put into our mouths, and this is no easy task for some colons. It takes approximately sixteen hours to complete the process of breaking down food. The colon does this by eliminating water, and absorbing vital vitamins, minerals and nutrients for the body to use. The remainder, the unusable matter is sent on its way to the rectum for elimination.

It is important to keep your colon healthy and functioning at its optimum to work efficiently. One way to help maintain good colon health is with a colon cleansing diet, a simple change of diet to a healthier, all natural diet for several weeks to several months.

Improve your health with colon cleansing foods that are known to rid your colon of harmful toxins that can build-up and cause illness, intestinal bacteria and a sluggish colon.

Foods that cleanse the colon include:

• Fruits:

Fruits contain a substantial amount of water, an essential component to good colon health. Fruits also contain a high level of antioxidants, vitamins and nutrients, all necessary for a healthy colon. It’s been found that people who eat a diet rich in fruits are less likely to develop colon cancer.

For your colon cleanse, be sure to stock up on plenty of fresh fruits: oranges, grapefruits, apples, kiwis and more. For the best results, buy organic fruits which are free from pesticides and other toxins that are harmful to your colon.

A colon cleansing diet works best if you plan to eat the majority of your fruits for breakfast when your colon does most of its cleansing. Fruits are naturally easier to digest due to their high component of water. This helps the colon’s natural cleansing process.

• Vegetables:

Vegetables are an important part of your diet. Green leafy vegetables are the recommended choices of vegetables along with raw vegetables. If your system has difficulty digesting many raw vegetables in the beginning, consider starting slowly by introducing raw veges on a salad for lunch and have steamed veges for dinner.

Your colon needs a high fiber diet to help move the sludge build-up, collected over time from your regular diet. Vegetables contain high amounts of fiber and nutrients to help cleanse the colon. Some of the most beneficial vegetables for an effective colon cleansing diet are: alfalfa, spinach and salad greens. As recommended for the fruits, organic vegetables are always the best choice.

• Fresh juices:

For a faster result with a colon cleanse, fresh fruit and vegetable juices are not only extremely healthy for your intestinal track but work much faster in cleansing due to the lack of fiber in the juice to slow the process down. Again, organic fruits and vegetables are the healthiest choices.

Nuts, seeds and grains:

Nuts and seeds are an excellent source of vitamins, minerals and especially fiber. Whole grains such as wheat bran, brown rice, oats and barley are also a great source of fiber along with beans and legumes.

When choosing high-fiber grains, be sure to avoid white bread, white pasta and white rice. These are not whole grains and are not part of a colon cleansing diet. High fiber grains work best when eaten in large quantities, preferably five servings a day.

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What are the Benefits Of A Colon Cleanse Diet ?

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A colon cleanse diet is simple to do and the long-term effects are extremely beneficial. So what are the benefits of a colon cleanse diet? Once you learn the basics of doing a colon cleanse weight loss regimen, including what you should eat and what you shouldn’t eat, you will have all of the basic tools required to detox your digestive system and begin the road to a healthier you.
What is a Colon Cleanse Diet? The colon is the part of your body where waste products are eliminated. However, overtime, waste gradually builds up along the walls of the intestines, which leads to the formation of toxic chemicals building up in the intestines and colon. The longer the waste is left to build up in the intestines and colon, the greater the risk is for you to experience serious health problems.

A colon cleanse weight loss means you eat specifically types of foods that will help remove the toxins and waste buildup from your body. Most people typically follow this style of eating for 7 to 30 days, depending on the amount of detox you want to do. The longer you are able to follow the diet, the better it will be for your health.
What you should not eat when you are doing a colon cleanse weight loss diet, it is extremely important to avoid eating certain foods, including:*Processed meat*Pasteurized dairy products*Flour products, including bread and pasta*Refined sugar*Soda*Caffeine*Alcohol*Processed oil*All processed foods that contain artificial flavorings and/or other chemicals
The primary goal of eliminating these foods from your diet is to reduce the amount of harmful foods that are going through your digestive system. These types of food items can cause the digestive system to slow down, which in turn leads to buildup of waste in your system.

What You Should Eat The primary foods you eat must be high in dietary fiber. Fiber is naturally derived from plants and is an excellent resource for removing waste from your digestive system. Many people who convert their diet to include more dietary fiber no longer experience symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome or other digestive problems. Some of the best sources of dietary fiber include, pears, flax seeds, certain beans, berries and peas. While you are doing a colon cleansing , it is essential that you eat 35-50 grams of dietary fiber daily. You must also eat a lot of fresh, raw fruits and vegetables. Raw vegetables and fruit have natural enzymes that help to promote a healthy digestive system as well as more fiber than cooked fruits and vegetables. It is recommended that your meal consists of 60% to 100% fruits and vegetables when on a colon cleanse weight loss diet.

A colon cleanse weight loss plan will provide benefits for your entire body. Once the toxins have been eliminated and your digestive system is functioning properly, all of the nutrients you consume will be rapidly absorbed by your body, which will help to restore health and increase your metabolism rate. Once you have completely finished the colon cleanse diet, you will experience better sleeping patterns, no headaches, significant weight loss, increased energy and a boost in your metabolism.



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