Do you need a detoxification program?—if you answer yes

to more than 5 of the following questions—most


Answer the questions on this list, and note your number of "yes" answers—the more the more you need to detox!!!

Do you have headaches more than occasionally?

Do you tend to get colds or viruses each year?

Do you have bowel movements less frequently than once a day?

Do you have bowel movements that are not soft and easily passed?

Do you have diarrhea more than very rarely?

Do you get itchy or watery eyes at certain times of the year?

Do you have allergies or hay fever?

Do you often get congested or mucousy?

Do you feel bloated after eating?

Do you have extra pounds that won’t come off with diet and exercise?

Do you have puffiness in areas of your face or body?

Do you have dark circles under your eyes?

Do you get heartburn?

Do you have gas more than occasionally?

Do you have bad breath or body odor?

Is there a thin white coating on the back of your tongue when you wake up?

Do you get cravings for certain kinds of foods, especially sugary, starchy or dairy foods?

Do you have a tendency toward restless sleep?

Do you have itchy skin, pimples, or any other troubling skin condition?

Do you get pain or stillness in your joints or muscles?

Do you have low moods or a foggy mind?

Do you find that you are forgetful, have difficulty concentrating, or can’t find words?

Do you feel apathetic and tired?

Do you feel angry or have bursts of irrational frustration?

Do you have higher-than-average sensitivity to odors?

Have you noticed an increasing sensitivity to toxins in everyday life, such as feeling nauseated when you smell dry-cleaning fluid or fill up your car’s tank with gas, noticing stronger effects of certain food additives, or having reactions to cleaning or personal-care products?

Do you use multiple prescription medications?

Do you have strange reactions to medications or supplements?

Do you use many potentially toxic chemicals in your home or work environment?

Do you have musculoskeletal aches and pains or symptoms suggestive of fibromyalgia?

Do you have tingling or numbness on one side?

Do you have recurrent edema?

Have you noticed a worsening of any troublesome symptoms after anesthesia or pregnancy?

If you answered “yes” to five or more of these questions, you may benefit a great deal from a detoxification.

What to do?

Detoxification 101 !

The first thing you should do to start a detox is to consult with a naturopathic doctor. A naturopath will determine when you should do the detoxification program and which one to follow.

The general detox steps listed below are not necessarily for everyone, and so it is important that you have consulted with a naturopath first.

If you cannot make an appointment with a naturopathic doctor then there are still a number of things you can do yourself. Make a commitment to yourself to follow the below steps for 7 days. You will feel much better and it will do wonders for your liver.

1. Eliminate all sugars, salt, caffeine, alcohol, saturated fats, dairy products, red meat, eggs, foods containing gluten. Go with gluten free bread/ —if you have to. It is better to stay totally clear.

2. Have 1 cup oatmeal in the morning with sprinkled with few cooked raisins, cinnamon and stevia as sweetener.

3. Have no animal products whatsoever—instead of meat have firm or extra firm tofu as a substitute. All vegetables can be used except potatoes.

4. Have 2 servings of salads/ 4 different greens/ sprouts/day--make sure you add some chopped parsley, garlic, avocado and dandelion/—use only 1 Tbsp. apple cider vinegar+1tsp honeyas dressing. This can be diluted with some distilled water.

5. Have 2 cups of different berries as two snacks-11am/3pm

6. In the evening have a large fruit salad, make sure it has papaya/pineapple/pears and at least 3 other fruits and a handful of blueberries. NO banana.

7. A great detoxifying agent is the fresh juice of a lemon or lime in a glass of distilled water first thing in the morning alternating every other morning with 1 IBs apple cider vinegar instead of lemon or lime./ and 3 oz beet juice/20oz carrot juice in the evening diluted 50/50 with some spring water.

8. Drink only distilled water / no spring or tap water.

9. Have a daily bath adding 1 cup of Epsom salts to the bathwater. Have the water to the most tolerable temperature so that you perspire.

10. Have a hot chamomile/ or rosehip/ tea with a teaspoonful of honey bundle up and make sure you continue to perspire.