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Why? Don't do it!: This has been addressed many times on healthtap, and the repeated answer is: don't cleanse! it doen't matter whether the snake oil (sorry "detox cleanse") you choose is "organic" or not--there is no enduring value to cleansing. Rather, there is considerable risk to your health. Pull the prior healthtap answers on this subject, and please don't do it. ...Read more
Neither : Neither of these approaches will do anything to help your health in the long run. If you are concerned about your diet, general policies such as eating fewer calories, eating more fiber and healthy green leafy vegetables, less meat, and getting plenty of exercise are the best things that you could do for your health. No short-term cleanses or other things will make any difference in the long run. ...Read more
Juice ok; no cleanse: Healthtap physicians have repeatedly addressed this subject with a clear "no" answer to your question. There is virtually no value to colon flushes, cleansers, enemas, irrigation machines when the technique is accomplished to "detox" or eliminate "accumulated waste" or for weight loss. Enjoy benefits of fruits and vegetables ad lib for their own sake please. ...Read more
I am now starting a juice cleanse tomorrow for one week so i'm thinking if I do an aloe cleanse for one week will i get sick?
Aloe Vera.: According to nih – when whole leaf aloe vera juice is used longer than a week it can lead to laxative dependency. It can also lead to v absorption of medications. Please don't use more than recommended amount of aloe as you could end up with loose stools and abdominal cramping. ...Read more
Yes but Don't: While I am not familiar,with,this,particular cleanse, most of them are not healthy. While you may lose weight, it will be short term. In addition, cleanses don't typically provide the full range of vitamins and nutrients which can lead to other problems. Any quick weight loss approach is likely to lead to a rebound weight increase. This explains the observation that diets lead to weight gain! ...Read more
I am doing a 3 day juice cleanse. It has six 16 oz. juices a day. I am on day 3 and am VERY bloated. What should I do?
Up to you!: So you're on day 3 of 3 day cleanse. Whether you finish (assuming you haven't) is up to you. What did instructions tell you to do? to expect? What were you hoping to achieve? Assuming you eat healthy, there's no need to "cleanse". Go see your Family Doc & discuss your healthy. Consider requesting consult w/nutritionist to help achieve your health goals. ...Read more
What's the safest, most effective (re weight loss) juice cleanse right now? Or are all "cleanses" inherently not good for your body?
Prob not healthy : No specific juice cleanse proven either healthy or more effective. You could just do bowel cleanse like prescribed for a preparation for colonoscopy if you feel need to cleanse your bowels. However, the bowel is self cleansing. Bowel cleansing doesn't result in weight loss. Healthy levels of good bacteria in colon recently linked to protection against obesity so instead consider taking probiotic. ...Read more
Weight loss: There are many smarter ways to get weight loss. Your diet needs attention and I suggest you go on-line to "NuVal" and learn what food s are good, not so good, or bad for you. If you don't have access to a computer your local library will help. The next step is to get into the habit of exercising. Start low and gradually get more strength and confidence. Your family and friends will be surprised. ...Read more
Weight loss: My best advice is that you have your doctor set you up with a Dietitian. ...Read more
Im a relatively thin person, yet I have belly fat that I want gone. I work out, eat good but it wont purge.I was thinking monthly juice cleanse.safe?
Consider tea: Thank you for your question regarding stubborn belly fat. Consider the simple first step of increasing your water intake by adding hot beverages to your diet. The increased temperature is thought to improve bowel activity without concern about imbalance. Favor complete meals with all the tastes represented: sweet, sour, salty, pungent (spices), bitter and astringent. Experiment with herbal teas. ...Read more
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