5 Lies You've Been Told About Fasting
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5 Lies You’ve Been Told About Fasting

“Should I do a fast?”  With fasting receiving so much attention, you may be asking yourself the same question.  Fasting advocates declare it the dietary approach to trump all others.  Everyone should be routinely fasting.  I say that is nonsense.  There is no universally acceptable diet strategy.  If there was, my job would be a lot easier.  I wouldn’t have to listen to patient input, order labs and dedicate my time to deciphering the results.  Instead, I could get away with recommending everyone follow pre-generated directions.

Instead, I want to apply some critical thinking to fasting.  I have been applying fasting for several years professionally and personally, but this is my first dive into writing some content around it.  I will be honest with you.  Fasting frustrates me.  Not because I am against it.  I actually lean on it hard at times.  It frustrates me because of all the misinformation about it.

So when asked, “Should I do a fast”, be prepared.  A 30 second answer is not going to follow.  This deserves more explanation.

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Detox Juicing Ingredients for Instant Energy
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Detox Juicing Ingredients for Instant Energy

The right detox juicing ingredients are essential if you want more energy, motivation and vitality.  Like many, you have probably heard of juicing, but just not quiet sure what it is.  How do you do it?  Does it really work?  Is juicing the best way to get nutrients in?  Can it really detox or is it a fad?

I have heard all of these questions.  And you are right to have a healthy dose of skepticism here.  I did.  In fact, at one point I shunned juicing.  It was cheating.  My declaration was that you should eat the food in its most natural state like you would find it in the garden.  Juicing is not the way we should consume food I would say.

That was then.  I was wrong.  Today my stance on juicing, especially for detox and repleting the body is much different.  There are times when juicing is critical.  Here is what I really learned.  Juicing must be done correctly.  With the right detox juicing ingredients it is unquestionably one of the most powerful revitalization practices you can implement.

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Before You Detox, Consider a Pre-Tox

Before You Detox, Consider a Pre-Tox

Before you plan a detox, consider implementing a Pre-Tox.  What is a pre-tox you ask.  It is the preparation you must do to get the most out of your detox.  Nearly everyone will benefit from doing a detox.  But in my experience, those that pre-tox always get more benefit than those that don’t.

Preparation is Key to Success

I highly recommend that my patients detox.  The best detox programs focus on supporting your body’s own detox systems.  After all, if you could not detox on your own, you could not handle the numerous environmental toxins that you are exposed to daily.  Good detox programs require specific nutrients that make toxin elimination efficient.  Unfortunately, many detox programs focus on using herbs and stimulants that purge the body, without providing true detoxification.  And they are certainly not prepping the body before hand.

It is critical to prep the body for detox.  Not just to get the most out of it.  Also to prevent “detox reactions”.  Detox reactions arise when all detox systems don’t work together optimally.  Think about it like your car.  If just one tire is flat, the car does not move even though nothing else might be wrong with it.

I have literally seen individuals lose up to 14 lbs in 14 days when prepping their body for a detox.

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daily detox tip
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5 Daily Detox Tips I Always Do

How selfish of me.  I realized this morning I have not given you my 5 Daily Detox Tips I always do.  When I say I do these, there are no exceptions.  These are going to happen.

Time saving, simple and effective are how I would describe these.  Don’t hesitate to keep reading.  These are not going to take a lot of time or be hard to do.

Most detox solutions are too complicated.  Diets that take a lot of planning, exercising for crazy amounts of time.  Nope, none of that here.  Instead I am going to give you my daily detox tips.  Daily is the key word here.  Focus on implementing these into your lifestyle, and before you now it, you are detoxing every day without realizing it.

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5 Must Eat Foods for Removing Heavy Metals from Body Tissues

Think heavy metals are a problem for you?  Removing heavy metals from body tissues is something that not just you, but just about everyone should consider.  However, very few take the next step in eliminating this massive burden from their body.  So, I commend you for taking the time to follow through and find out what you can do to remove heavy metals.  Let me reassure you that this is a wise decision on your part by sharing just a few the numerous ways that heavy metals affect your health.

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Why I Don’t Recommend Cascara and Senna for Detoxing

False expectations.  Don’t you just hate when someone makes a promise and does not follow through.  It just gets under my skin.  This is not all that different than the story associated with two herbs that are often found as part of detox programs.  These two herbs are cascara and senna.  They offer a lot of promise, but there role in detoxification is limited.  So why are they part of detox programs?

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Essentials for Every Successful Detox Diet Plan

Essentials for Every Successful Detox Diet Plan

Ever consider doing a detox?  Sure, you have.  Was it for weight loss?  No, wait, I know, you wanted more energy.  You probably thought it might even help your bloating.  So, what stopped you from moving forward with it?  After all, detoxes are all the craze.  You see them on TV, here about them on the radio, see them advertised, but there has always been that little question in your mind if this will work for you or not.

Detox Craze, Or Just Crazy

Let’s be honest.  There might be a detox craze right now, but most detox programs are just crazy.  The juice detox, the colon cleanse detox, and the “take this supplement” detox are all just a few examples.  If you have been hesitant of all of these types of programs, let me compliant you by saying that your intuition has served you well.  None of these are supporting your body’s own detox mechanisms.  My guess is that no one has even told you that.  Your body has its own detox systems.  If you give them what they need, you will detox every day.

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