DETOX DIET BASICS
DETOX DIET BASICS
Your body has the natural ability to rid itself of toxins and waste; however, most of our systems are overwhelmed with far more toxins than the body can get rid of.
Excess toxins and waste in the body can lead to depression, lack of energy, skin conditions, weight gain, joint pain, headaches, muscl
e-aches, chronic fatigue, allergies, gastrointestinal distress, and irritability. In addition to symptoms of toxin overload, there are chronic disease states that are correlated with high levels of toxins in the body including: Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, MS, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Lupus, autoimmune conditions, ADHD, Autism, Cancer, and Diabetes.
If we know these toxins are present in our bodies and that they can have detrimental effects, why are they allowed in products sold in the US?
The industries producing these toxins are protected by the Toxic Substance Control Act (TSCA) to deny citizens and federal regulators information about how substances are made and what their effects are. These billion dollar companies are able to invest in high profile teams of attorneys and researchers to bury information and skew data to approve these chemicals as Generally Recognized as Safe (GRAS) for human consumption. Once approved it is a costly and nearly impossible process for government or non-profit organizations to counteract.
It is important that we proactively participate in a medically validated Nutritional Detox to defend our system from the toxic build up.
A sound detox program supports the liver and kidneys, emphasizing the conversion of fat-soluble toxins into water solubility to be excreted through the urine. During periods of detoxification, certain nutrients are in increased demand to help turn toxic substances into harmless by-products for elimination from the body. With an increased rate of release of toxins during the process, most people have an imbalance of the Phase I & II detox pathways making it is essential to support them with the specific nutrients while following a detox diet plan.
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REQUIREMENTS FOR ADEQUATE NUTRITIONAL DETOX:
LOW CALORIE MEAL PLAN
Schedule an appointment with a Naturally Nourished Practitioner to find out what is recommended for you
LEAN CLEAN PROTEIN
Most will need a minimum 60g of protein per day. Clean sources of protein refers to hormone-free, antibiotic-free, wild caught etc.
SULFUR-CONTAINING AMINO ACIDS AND COMPOUNDS
Cysteine, methionine, taurine, glutathione are all sulfuer containing amino acids found in; cabbage, cauliflower, brussels sprouts, kale, egg yolks and aid in detoxification.
ABUNDANCE OF ANTIOXIDANTS
To aid in detox; aim for 6-7+ cups daily of a variety of sustainable or oganic fruits and vegetables.
REMOVE ANY IRRITANTS/POTENTIAL ALLERGENS FROM YOUR DIET
Inflammatory compounds such as corn, soy, gluten, poorly sourced proteins and processed foods as well as personal food sensitivities can hinder the detox process.
Aim for 25-35 grams of fiber per day to ensure motility and elimination of waste form the body.
Aim for 1/2 your body weight in fl oz of water daily and drink it separate from meal time so as not to dilute your digestive juices!
Bioflavonoids are responsible for the colors in the skins of fruits and vegetables. These compounds help to stop the growth of tumor cells and regenerate potent antioxidants.