RULES TO EATING A DETOX DIET

Detox & Cleanse Informationon January 27, 2013Leave a Comment

By Dr. Heather L. Cardin

Each day drink half of your bodies weight in ounces in filtered or purified water.

AVOID THE FOLLOWING:  detoxifying detractors

• Excess fat, especially from margarine and processed and fried foods

• Sugar and all of its relatives, high fructose corn sugar, honey, molasses, maple syrup, evaporated cane juice, dried cane juice, cakes, cookies, pies, desserts, all products ending in “-ose” ( sucrose, dextrose, fructose….)

• Artificial sweeteners, aspartame, Sucralose, Splenda, Nutra sweet, xylitol, sorbitol….

• Refinded carbohydrates, all products made from white flour

• Gluten, found in wheat, rye, barley, oats, spelt, kamut, and off the their products ( including breads, pastas, crackers, pancakes, waffles, cookies and crusts).

• Soy protein isolates found in low carb “energy “ bars and soy protein powders: and processed soy foods ( soy milk, soy cheese, soy hot dogs and burgers, soy ice cream…….

• Alcohol & over the counter drugs and caffeine, including coffee, tea, soda and chocolate

• Milk and Cheese, including ice cream, half-and-half, any food made with milk or cheese

FOOD TO EAT DAILY: body detoxifiers helpers

•The crucifers veggies; (1 cup raw or 12/c cup cooked) cabbage, cauliflower, brussel sprouts, broccoli, broccoli sprouts, alfalfa sprouts, lentil sprouts

•Green leafy and herbs;(1 cup raw or 1/2 cup cooked) parsley, kale watercress, chard, cilantro, beet greens, collard mustard greens, dandelion greens

•Citrus : 1 orange, 1/2 juice of lemon or lime

•sulfur-rich foods: garlic, onion, eggs, radish

•Liver healers; artichoke, asparagus, beets, celery, dandelion root tea, whey, nutritional yeast flakes

•Colon caring foods; ( choose 2 daily) milled or ground flax seed (2-3 TBS), phyllium husk (1-2 tsp), carrot (raw), apple ( with skin), pear ( with skin), berries ( 1 cup)

•Protein; ( at least 2 serving the size of the palm of your hand) lean beef, veal, skinless turkey or chicken, fish, lamb

•Oils/fats; ( atleast 2 TBS daily) olive oil, flaxseed oil, black currents seed oil)

About drheather
I have been practicing alongside my husband, Dr. Ralph S. Cardin, for the past 12 years and have worked in the health care environment for over 29 years. Besides being a passionate practitioner, I am a proud mother of four beautiful boys. I am active in my church and my children’s school and enjoy cooking and exercising.

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