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Fasting To Detoxify Your Body
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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