Fruit and Vegetable Cleansing

This gentle cleansing method as the elimination portion of the elimination-provocation challenge. In this challenge, you may eat all you want of fruits, vegetables, and rice and use olive and safflower oils as condiments for seven to ten days. Fresh fruit and vegetable juices are an excellent source of easily assimilated nutrients and alkalizing minerals and can enhance the detoxification pathways.

It’s important to eat every two to three hours to keep your blood sugar levels normal. The major benefit of this detox method is that you can do this on your own without professional supervision. Of course, if you are under a doctor’s care or taking medication of any kind, you’ll need to let your physician know of your plans.

The first few days may require mental and physical adjustments to your new regimen, but most people feel a sense of general well-being. You may notice that many of your outstanding symptoms have disappeared or become less aggravated. You may also experience some discomfort during the first three or four days.

Headaches, bad breath, skin breakouts, and changes in bowel habits are fairly common and may be the result of withdrawal from caffeine, sugar, alcohol, or other substances. They are an indicator that toxins are being flushed out or that your body is going through withdrawal.

To facilitate this, drink a lot of water, diluted juices, and all herbal teas except those containing caffeine. Dandelion tea is especially useful. Some people develop rashes or pimples as the skin works hard to eliminate toxins. Taking saunas, steambathing, and massaging your skin with a soft, dry brush or loofa can help your skin.

If you are constipated, make sure you eat enough fiber-rich fruits and vegetables (apples, broccoli, pears, sweet potatoes, peas, brussels sprouts, corn, potatoes, carrots, greens, blackberries, bananas, strawberries, raspberries, and spinach).

Constipation opens up a chance for toxins to be reabsorbed into your bloodstream, causing symptoms such as headaches and nausea. So add a fiber supplement; psyllium seeds or psyllium seed husks work well. Begin with 1 teaspoon in water, and drink up quickly before it turns into a gel.

Aloe vera juice may also help regulate your bowels. After the cleansing, slowly reintroduce healthful foods such as beans, tofu, chicken, and fish. Then add healthful grains, nuts, seeds, and cultured dairy products.