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Is a juice detox safe?

Is a juice detox safe?

Depends...: Dr. Cole raises an important point. If you are using juicing in addition to a regular healthy diet to detox, then it is safe longterm. If you are doing a juice detox fast, then it can be problematic. The liver needs a tremendous amount of energy to work efficiently. Fasting longer than 24 hours can influence the metabolism of the liver. ...Read more

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I'm curious about this whole notion of "detoxing" via different programs (i.e. a juice detox) Under what circumstances are they safe to do? Is it true that highly processed foods are "addictive" and add toxins to your body? What about those types of foo

I'm curious about this whole notion of "detoxing" via different programs (i.e. a juice detox)  Under what circumstances are they safe to do?  Is it true that highly processed foods are "addictive" and add toxins to your body? What about those types of foo

Not proven: While the typical American diet with processed foods is not truly "addictive", eating a lot of processed foods, sugars, fats, alcohol, etc, presents a challenge to the body's metabolism. Relying on fasting & juices can affect fluid balance/electrolytes and be dangerous causing heart rhythm problems. Simplifying the diet and avoiding these foods over several weeks can be a safe "cleanse". ...Read more

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What are some good recipes for a juice detox?

What are some good recipes for a juice detox?

Detoc: Obtain a good juicer and blender. Use only organic and fresh fruits and vegetables. Use a higher proportion of densely colored fruits and vegetables in varous combinations to suit your taste. Vary the ingredients frequently. Drink slowly and drink juices that are cool but not ice cold. ...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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Is a juicing detox good for asthma?

Is a juicing detox good for  asthma?

Neutral: Asthma is not a toxic reaction but an inflammatory reaction in the airways. I am not aware of any detox program which works for asthma although fruit juices may have other benefits. ...Read more

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What homemade vegetable juice(s) can you drink to detox?

What homemade vegetable juice(s) can you drink to detox?

See below: Add 1-2 cups of water, or 1 cup soy or almond milk, your choice of fruit-berries, bananas, citrus, etc., 2-3 cups of vegetables-kale, spinach, dandelion greens, arugula, etc., 1 Tbsp of chia, flaxseed or hemp seeds, flavor-1 Tbsp of honey, 1 tsp of ginger crystals or cinnamon, 1 Tbsp yogurt, ice & blend. To flush out toxins stay well-hydrated, eat foods high in fiber, Vit C & antioxidants. ...Read more

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Can you get vitaminosis from veggie juicing - 40/oz juice/day + disc supplements. If so, are damage permanent or will body detox and heal itself?

Can you get vitaminosis from veggie juicing - 40/oz juice/day + disc supplements. If so, are damage permanent or will body detox and heal itself?

Highly unlikely: Vitamin toxicity is very rare. The only way to take too many vitamins is from over 50, 000 units of a/day for at least 18 mos, at least 40, 000 iu of d for many months, over 1000 units of vit e for months & over 250 mg of b6/day for months. The amount of these in juices is negligible. Most vitamin toxicity is reversible, though a could cause permanent liver damage & b6 permanent neuropathy. ...Read more

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I have nafld. I am advised to take beet root juice and and lemon for detox?

I have nafld. I am advised to take beet root juice and and lemon for detox?

Not evidence based: Most people with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease benefit most from changing to a fitness-focused lifestyle. Please forgive my frankness. Betaine in beet may help, but i hope you did not pay too much money to be told to take beet and lemon juice to be "detoxified" from imaginary poisons. I also suspect that you are writing healthtap because you believe this is silly. You are right to think this. ...Read more

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I attended for 1 week a Detox program based on Wheatgrass juices. I noticed coming back a significant increase in my transaminases. Is this normal?

I attended for 1 week a Detox program based on Wheatgrass juices.  I noticed coming back a significant increase in my transaminases. Is this normal?

Not normal but...: Wheatgrass is commonly used to detox but there's little research on it. Increased transaminases are a sign of liver inflammation. Wheatgrass should not directly cause this unless contaminated with mold (unlikely at a reputable program) but in detoxing the toxins coming out might have stressed your liver, or might be a coincidence. Cont. to monitor enzymes & see Dr. See https://tinyurl.com/l9ym533 ...Read more