Saturday, 26 February 2011

My Three Day Detox Program

This is originally posted on my other blog at http://sharosem.wordpress.com (My Three Day Detox Program )

This is one of those spur of the moment and compulsive things I have done so far. Well, it’s not like I am going to endanger myself by consuming detox drugs or starve myself to death by fasting because I am not.

This detox program I came up with requires intake of liquids only and no solid foods for 2 and 1/2 days and uses only natural and easily available materials. Some detox programs may require fasting for a few days or use ornathaine amino acids and epsom salt. I am afraid to use these due to possible side effects. This is the reason why I have created my own detox program which I believe is suitable for me and will help me achieve my objectives.

The objective of this detoxification program is to cleanse my entire system and help me clear out or treat my acne and allergies (which had developed and worsen since I got to Singapore more than 2 years ago), kidney, liver, gallbladder, and colon problem as well as to lose weight. I am crossing my fingers that this will also help me conceive better and get pregnant once and for all.

Before starting with this detox program, choosing the best days to do this is necessary. It is ideal that on the 2nd and third day, one has to stay at home and without any obligations whatsoever (You don’t want to be in a meeting or in the mall when you get the urge to defecate right?)

Here’s my detox program, I have kept a tab on this and you can check it out under my entry on Goal 47: Week 6 – Detoxifying time which I will be posting maybe tonight or tomorrow.

First and Second Day:

1) Drink the Lemon juice-olive oil tonic the moment I get out of the bed. This will stimulate the digestive system.

Lemon Juice-Olive Oil tonic ; equal amounts of freshly juiced lemon juice ( juice the whole fruit including the skin, strain to remove pulp and other solid particles) and extra virgin olive oil (50-100ml each) mixed with 500 ml of warm water.

2) Drink 500 ml of prune juice after 1 to 2 hours from the time I have ingested the lemon juice-olive oil tonic. After 30 minutes, drink 500 ml of lukewarm plain water.

3) Consume at least1 liter of freshly squeezed apple juice (10 medium size apples can make 1 liter of juice) everyday. Alternately drink 250 ml of apple juice and 250 ml of water for the whole day.

4) Drink 250 ml of freshly juiced pear or 300 ml of freshly juiced carrots for supper.

5) By 9pm, drink another bout of lemon juice-olive oil tonic then go immediately to bed.

Do not eat anything solid on these days. Make sure that pulps from the juices are removed.

Third Day :

1) Drink the Lemon juice-olive oil tonic the moment I get out of the bed.

2) Drink 500 ml of prune juice after 1 to 2 hours from the time I have ingested the lemon juice-olive oil tonic. After 30 minutes, drink 500 ml of lukewarm plain water

3) Alternately drink 250 ml of apple juice and 250 ml of lukewarm plain water. Consume 500 ml of freshly squeezed apple juice at least 30 minutes before lunch.

4) Have a light lunch but do not eat red meat, oily foods, dairy foods, foods high in sugar, caffeine, carbonated drinks, and alcohol.

5) Have a light supper consuming only vegetables or better make vegetable juices

6) After supper drink another round of the lemon juice-olive oil tonic then retire to bed early.

It is advisable to drink hommemade freshly juiced fruits and vegetables rather than buying the packed or bottled ones that are made from concentrates and come with preservatives and loads of sugar. Also, drink only lukewarm water and room temperature juices, do not ever drink cold water during the 3 day detox program and until the 2day after completing this program. According to most detox programs I’ve read, intake of cold liquids might chill the liver and the gallbladder. Warm water on the other hand is preferred, as according to my husband Frederick, warm water promotes motility in the digestive tract, thus, making bowel movement easier.

After the 3 day program, It is advisable to eat only light food and avoid red meat and other oily food as well as alcohols, caffeine, carbonated drink for at least a week. Well, that is to avoid upsetting the stomach.

Exercising and other strenuous physical acivities are discouraged during these 3 days. One can resume their exercise after the 3 day program but limit it only to light exercises like walking, at least for a week.

Like any other program efficacy and effectiveness of this depends on how one has followed and executed the instructions and rules.

I hope this will help. Good luck :-)

- Sharosem(26February2011)

Recommended readings : Should you wish to know about the causes and symptoms of constipation, please read my post on Battling Constipation: Knowing about it .

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