We’ve got some big things coming at The Hullistic Network with my 10-Steps To Detoxification Program. Stay tuned!
To get things started, here are seven of my favorite tips to remember when you are detoxing.
#1 No Cheating!
Don’t cheat by using ANY chemical artificial sweeteners when detoxing.
Take the extra time to read all of your labels carefully to check for hidden diet sweeteners in products that are not labeled sugar-free, such as in gum and yogurt.
This means no:
Saccharin is okay if you must grab a colored sweetener packet from that restaurant tabletop, but choose stevia if you just can’t go without adding some sweetness.
My best advice during detoxing is to forego adding any extra sweetness. Period. Besides, natural foods taste naturally sweet. Learn to recognize and appreciate these organic flavors.
It’s always smart to get a hair analysis, but when you are detoxing, it’s important to know what your nutrient levels are – especially what your sodium levels are.
Surprisingly, many people are low in sodium, and they don’t have to avoid it as religiously as they do; but regardless, always use healthy forms of salt, like:
If you are high in sodium, do avoid it in your diet, but remember to choose the natural forms of salt when you are eating out.
And during any detox, avoid processed foods that are high in sodium.
#3 No food chemicals.
This means avoiding:
- processed foods
- frozen foods
- added preservatives
- food colorings
- processed oils
- white flour
- white rice
- refined sugars
So, what can you eat, you ask? What’s left???
Organic, farm-raised, pesticide-free, whole foods are what everyone should be eating at every meal.
Depending upon where you live, you may have to go to some trouble “chasing the good foods down“; you may have to buy groceries more often; and the better foods may cost a bit more, but when you are detoxing, don’t keep adding toxins to your body by eating junky, highly toxic foods.
Remember, when the toxins come out, you must immediately replace those voids and spaces with healthy nutrients – not with the same food toxins causing your problems in the first place.
#4 Be selective with dairy products.
Dairy isn’t for some people, but many enjoy dairy products. The key to dairy is to be selective with the dairy you choose.
- eat farm-fresh and free-range eggs
- drink organic milks
- use unsalted organic butter as opposed to margarines
- replace cow’s milk with coconut, almond or rice milk
- buy only fermented soy
- if you are a new mother, breastfeed for a minimum of 12 weeks (ideally, breastfeed until your baby is completely weaned) to avoid toxic baby formulas
- NO GMO – PERIOD
- select dry, white cheeses
- curb all dairy consumption at night
- buy only organic yogurts
#5 Use only cold pressed oils.
Cook with only cold-pressed, natural seed oils. These are my favorites:
- olive oil
- coconut oil
- grape seed oil
- hemp oil
These oils can be alternated between your preferred frying oils, baking oils, and salad oils.
#6 Eat 75% raw.
Every meal should be 75% raw or steamed. This way, you are providing your body needed nutrients as you detox.
Remember to let your body be the processing plant. This burns fat as you assimilate your foods, keeps your insulin and blood sugar levels in check, and provides a higher degree of food nutrients that your body needs, especially when detoxing.
I have a 75/25 Eating Chart in my pH Booklet.
#7 Detox Supplements.
I recommend taking the detox vitamin supplements seven days a week during detoxing because once you get toxins on the run, you don’t want to stop and drop them at another location inside of your body.
Stay dedicated and consistent when detoxing, and keep taking your detox supplements until your toxins are all the way out of your body.
Here are some detox vitamin tips:
- vitamin C should be taken seven days a week during and after detoxing
- digestive enzymes should be used after your meals
- take a quality multi-vitamin seven days a week when detoxing, and cut back to five days a week after detoxing – give your body a couple of days off every week
Detoxing takes time, effort, perseverance, and patience, but at the end of the day, you’ll feel healthier for it!
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