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Detoxification Guidelines


Start your day with a glass of good quality still water.  (Add the juice of a freshly squeezed lemon or a tablespoon of good quality apple cider vinegar – please fist discuss this with your health care physician, certain patients should avoid apple cider vinegar)


Avoid alcohol, processed foods, foods in cans, tins, plastic or foil wrappers and boxed food as they generally contain preservatives, added sugars and colorants.


Avoid fast foods and take away foods as they often contain added sugars, sauces, extra oil, etc.


Drink a freshly made vegetable juice daily. Include organic green vegetables (such as kale, spinach, celery, cucumber, cilantro, etc. (First discuss with your healthcare physician. Patients on Warfarin can NOT have green juices due to the Vitamin K content, they may rather have carrot, apple, etc.) 


Drink enough good quality water during the day. Aim for 6 glasses of water. This may vary depending on your activity level and health in general however. Patients engaging in activities that cause them to sweat or if you are in an environment that is very hot, you do require more water.


Avoid all sparkling and carbonated drinks, even sparkling mineral water as they induce an acid effect on the cells.


Try and eat mainly organically grown fruit and vegetables.


Dairy, eggs, meat, and poultry should be hormone free if possible.


Eat whole foods. Eat food in their natural state as nature provides to us.


Eat foods fresh after washing them very well, or gently steam, gentle boil or grill foods such as sweet potatoes, etc.


Do not peel and discard the outer skin or peel of vegetables and fruit for example the peel of apples peel, sweet potato skin, etc.  


Stay alkaline. Eat a variety of alkaline forming foods daily.


Chew your food well. Each mouthful should be chewed at least 10 times.


Ensure that you have a bowel movement every day. If you don’t have a stool every day, please consult with your health care physician.


Enjoy your food, eating is a celebration, you are refuelling your body in order for your body to have energy and to be able to perform at your optimum.


Certain supplements may be required to further support detoxification pathways in the body. If you get headaches or eczema, consult with your health care physician.


Eat 3 main meals a day and snack on healthy foods in between if so required.


A short fast is good but must be monitored by a healthcare physician.


Detoxification is not indicated for pregnant or breastfeeding women.

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