- Acidosis - is when excessive acids (low pH) in the body fluids lead to an immune response and inflammation (for acidic conditions think sticky, congested, and stagnated).
- Toxicity - leads to congestion, impairing body functions and damaging cells and tissues.
- Tissue / Cellular Weakness - caused by genetics, or by 1. and 2. above (acidosis and/or toxicity).
- Alkalize - take in substances that neutralize acids.
- Detox - basically, do house cleaning! Detox is the removal of toxins from the body.
- Energize - enhance the function of the ability of ALL the cells to regenerate healthy cells and tissues!
Potential Benefits of Cleansing & Detoxification
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How Do I Detox?
- Stronger - instead of eating fruit, do a juice feast by fasting on fresh, raw fruit juices.
- Moderate - eat fruit all day, or eat fruit all day and then have a big salad for dinner
- Milder - eat fruit then have a salad for lunch and fruit later, or fruit and salads for lunch and dinner
To break your fast, if you were on juice only, start by eating fruit for a few days, then gradually add in other foods.
*Are you worried about your blood sugar, candida, and diabetes with all the fruit? Stay tuned for my next article which will dispel myths about fruit being bad! Hint: nature is not wrong! Ping me an email if you need some direction about this right now.
How Long Should I Fast?
Listen to your body! When you genuinely feel hungry (true hunger usually goes away once you start this program), when you feel intuitively like you're "done", or if the thick coating on your tongue clears up - these are all signs that you have accomplished some detoxification and can begin incorporating other foods to your diet again, gradually.
Do I Need to Take Supplements to Detox?
You will benefit at varying degrees from cleansing solely on fruit juice, green juice, a fruit diet, or a raw vegan diet. However, to get deeper into the cells, and to assist the detoxification of the elimination organs, it is highly recommended to fast or cleanse in conjunction with herbs.
If you are interested or need to go deeper into your detoxification to deal with a health challenge, please fill out this intensive health questionnaire and schedule a consultation. I consult with people at Community Acupuncture of Marin in Novato, CA that serves Marin and Sonoma counties locally as well as via Skype.
The purpose of filling out this questionnaire is to provide your detailed health information. This information will form the backbone of individualizing an herbal regimen to accompany a true cellular detoxification program for you. It takes approximately 20-30 minutes to complete.
The addition of herbs can assist the body in alkalizing, moving lymph (our body's sewer system), eliminating toxins through the kidneys, liver, and intestines, as well as ridding the body of parasites. Herbs can also help with fatigue and can mitigate symptoms when necessary.
Coming soon - find more articles about cleansing and detoxification to learn about the acid alkaline balance, the importance of the kidneys and lymph, food combining, candida, diabetes, adrenal and thyroid concerns, handling a healing crisis, weight loss, boosting the metabolism, degeneration and REgeneration, and what to expect from a detox.