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Doctor insights on: Fasting To Detoxify Your Body

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When you fast, does your body preferentially digest muscles in order to obtain glucose?

When you fast, does your body preferentially digest muscles in order to obtain glucose?

Not exactly: Glucose is stored as glycogen in the liver (mostly) and some other places. Fasting promotes release of glucose from storage. In prolonged fasts, muscle is broken down to provide Amino Acids which get converted to glucose. However, fatty acids are converted into ketones which also provide energy, primarily for brain and heart, during prolonged fasts. ...Read more

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Best way to cleanse your body internally ?

Best way to cleanse your body internally ?

No need: Eat healthy and exercise. Our bodies cleanse themselves beautfiully when cared for appropriately. Most marketed "cleansers" are just laxatives that can lead to complications with excess use and in some folks with any use. If you must do so, i suggest going on a fruit and water only diet for 2-3 days, along with age and health appropriate exercise; this will improve your bowel function a bit also. ...Read more

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What triggers your body to make bile salts?

What triggers your body to make bile salts?

Genetics: Production of bile salts is one of the many crucial functions of our liver. This is an innate metabolic function programmed by our genes. Bile salts are essential for proper digestion & detoxification. Unfortunately gallbaldder removal interferes with having adequate bile to digest fats, so it may be wise to take ox bile supplements. Certain herbs & foods can stimulate bile production. See comment:. ...Read more

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How to know your body is in ketosis?

How to know your body is in ketosis?

A couple ways: There are urine based (less accurate) and blood based (more accurate but expensive) options. Peter Attia, MD, author of "Eating Academy" blog and partners with Gary Taubes (author of the must read Why We Get Fat) recommends the Precision Ultra from Abbott for the blood based ketone measure. BTNX makes a good urine ketone strip I'v used but there are many options. Both available on amazon ...Read more

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Could hCG cause your body to detox through skin?

Could hCG cause your body to detox through skin?

No: Absolutely not, there is no detox property to hCG. ...Read more

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Anyone know what is a trustful product to cleanse your colons and detoxify your body?

Anyone know what is a trustful product to cleanse your colons and detoxify your body?

Your body: The concept 'cleanse' or 'detox' uses the idea that your body is full of toxins when in fact your organs are responsible for eliminating extraneous substances. Your body cleanses itself, in a sense. A product claiming to do what your organs already do may do nothing or it may in fact be harmful. ...Read more

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Can you explain how the body produces glucose in response to fasting?

Can you explain how the body produces glucose in response to fasting?

The pancreas: Produces glucagon which stimulates the liver to release glucose into the circulation. There are numerous other mechanisms, but this is the most important. Your body is very sophisticated and has many mechanisms to keep it normal during fasting -- otherwise you wouldn't be able to sleep at night without expiring. ...Read more

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How to detoxify mercury in our body?

How to detoxify mercury in our body?

Why: do you think you have mercury in your body? Do you work with mercury or mercurial chemicals? If not, you can relax. If you still want to be sure, a simple blood test will set your mind at ease. ...Read more

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What can be done to detoxify your body from medications?

What can be done to detoxify your body from medications?

Time: Drugs have what is called a half-life. This is the time for half the amount of a drug in your body to be excreted. They vary from drug to drug. In general, 3 to 5 half lives are needed to eliminate a drug almost 100%. Time is the safest, though not always the easiest way to go this route. Good luck. ...Read more

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How to cleanse your liver?

How to cleanse your liver?

Avoid meds/booze!: To improve liver functioning, stop alcohol and any recreational drug abuse. Avoid a lot of supplements and over the counter meds. Take meds only as prescribed. There is no way to detoxify using any supplement that promises to "clean your liver." Ads that say their diet or supplement will do so are all a bunch of malarkey. ...Read more

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Any foods to eat that help clean your system of THC when your pregnant?

Any foods to eat that help clean your system of THC when your pregnant?

No: There are no special foods to clean your system of thc, whether pregnant or not. Your body processes this as best it can, on its own. However, thc is stored in fat tissues and may last a long time in your body. Please don't smoke or use marijuana when pregnant. It's not safe for your baby. ...Read more

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Please recommend the best food and workouts to lose body fat?

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Low carb and HIIT: Body fat is stored when you eat too many sugars and starches. One way to get your body in a fat burning mode is to have your first meal of the day be protein and healthy fats(olive oil, coconut oil, grass fed butter, egg yolks) and NO carbs. The best exercise to shift your body into fat burning is high intensity interval training. ...Read more

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What is the best way to detox your body? A daily detox program aiming to improve health and wellbeing, eliminating toxins and free radicals.

Eat better: Detox programs haven't really been shown to work nearly as well as eliminating unhealthy foods from your diet and adding more fruits, vegetables, beans, nuts, seeds, whole grains, and wild fish like salmon and sardines. Focus on the long term health of your body and not on a gimmicky detox. ...Read more

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What will cause the body to waste potassium?

What will cause the body to waste potassium?

Lots of things: There are numerous medications that affect potassium balance as well as modify potassium removal from the body. One of the most common conditions in the U.S. Is a high sodium diet requiring the use of diuretics to avoid fluid overload giving the side effect low potassium. There are rare hormone causes of kidney potassium losses. Also vomiting or diarrhea can cause low potassium. Good luck. ...Read more

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How might you increase your body metabolism in order to naturally use more energy?

Balanced diet and ex: You can increase your metabolism by eating many small meals a day vs. Fewer larger meals. Studies show that eating smaller portions 6 times a day , regularly, speeds up your metabolism. Supplements such as ginsing and vit b. May help but ultimately it's important to maintain a balanced diet and to exercise frequently. Your md or dietitian may be able to provide other recommendations for you.. ...Read more

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What specific juices can be used to detox your body?

What specific juices can be used to detox your body?

1: The most helpful for detoxing are the cruciferous vegetables and lemon. These both help the liver and the kidneys. The cruciferous vegetables include broccoli, cauliflower, brussel sprouts, and cabbage. The inherent sulfur molecules help the liver to work much more effectively. Lemon juice helps the bile ducts put out more bile and helps the kidneys remove more in the urine. ...Read more

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How to detox your liver?

How to detox your liver?

Mixed up: Your liver detoxes your blood stream. It doesn't need to be detoxed, as it has its own enzymes to handle that. If it's "toxed" because of alcohol, abstinence will detox it. ...Read more

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