Eight Day Detox
A Note from Life Enthusiast
This is one of many, many ways to detoxify. This particular regime is promoted by Dr. Terry Hambrick and Gary Scott. Consult with your primary health advisor before making any drastic alterations in your diet and lifestyle. This is a simple 8-day plan to introduce you to a nutritive cleanse that also initiates and helps dietary detoxification. It is optimal to schedule this so that days four and five fall on a weekend or a time when you can rest more and be more contemplative.
DAY 1- Eliminate all gluten grains, corn and DAIRY from your diet. Eliminate all processed food, refined sugars, candy, sweets, pastries, baked goods, food additives, artificial sweeteners and soft drinks from your life. Use only the following protein sources: cage free organic eggs, fresh deep-water/cold-water fish, organic soy products such as tofu and tempeh, wild game meats, organically fed poultry (in moderation). Consume as many raw greens and lightly steamed fresh, organic vegetables (root and green, leafy) as possible. Consume moderate amounts of low-glycemic fruits (apple, apricots, blackberries, blueberries, cherries, grapes, grapefruit, kiwi, lemon, lime, nectarine, orange, peaches, pear, pineapple, plum, raspberries, strawberries, tangerines. Drink large amounts (8 twelve ounce glasses, at least) of pure water. Drinking fresh squeezed, low glycemic fruit juices and vegetable juices (green drinks, not lots of carrots and beets) in moderation as well as the water is acceptable. Use only well-protected FLAXSEED OIL as a food oil during days 1-3 and 6-7.
DAY 2- Eliminate all protein sources, except soy, from your diet, consuming only the non-gluten grains, raw and lightly cooked vegetables, fruits and soy protein. Continue with water and juices.
DAY 3- Eliminate the soy protein and all grains; continue with vegetables, fruits and fresh juices. Continue with water intake.
DAY 4-5- Consume only the freshly squeezed juices, water and either or both of the following broths:
- 2 medium zucchini
- 3/4 cup green beans, stems removed (may substitute spinach)
- 2 stalks celery
- 1/2 cup parsley, chopped
Using pure water, steam zucchini, green beans and celery until soft (about 15 minutes). Place vegetables, steaming water and chopped parsley in blender for 1-2 minutes until smooth. Eat it hot for the best flavor. Adding Bragg Liquid Amino Acids is encouraged.
- 1 and 1/2 quarts pure water
- 2 potatoes
- 1 sweet potato
- 1/2 cup onion, sliced
- 1 cup carrots, coarsely chopped
- 1 cup celery, coarsely chopped, with leaves
- 1 cup broccoli or other available vegetable
Use earthenware, enamel or stainless steel pots, not aluminum. Fill pot with water. Do not peel the vegetables; just be sure they are cleaned well. Cover and cook slowly for at least a half-hour. Let stand another half-hour until warm rather than hot. Strain broth and discard vegetables. Drink only the broth.
DAY 6- Reintroduce steamed and raw vegetables, fruit. Continue with water and juices.
DAY 7- Reintroduce non-gluten grains and soy protein sources.
DAY 8- Reintroduce fish, wild game, eggs and poultry as protein sources. Do not reintroduce dairy until after the 8th day.
Following day 8, it is valuable to watch how you feel as you reintroduce foods that are more common to your diet. This gives you a chance to see if any given food, gluten (wheat) or chocolate for example, causes headaches, joint pains, skin rashes or other symptoms that you had not associated with the food before. For this reason, introduce new, especially suspect foods, individually during this phase. Throughout the above process be sure to maintain your eliminative functions with light activity that raises your respiration. Walking is usually sufficient. Deep breathing, holotropic breath work, yoga are all excellent ways to move things out of your lungs.
To help cleanse the skin and lymphatic system, have massages, skin brushing, stretching, saunas, steam baths, salt and soda bath (1 pound of sea salt and 1 pound of baking soda in a tub full of hot water) and spa treatments to keep this largest organ in your body (the skin) cleaned and open. The colon can be helped with enemas, properly administered, colonic irrigation (professionally administered), drinking lots of water and eating large amounts of high fiber fruits and vegetables. To assist the kidneys drink lots of pure water, juices, lemon juice and water and add in herbs such as uva ursi, and parsley.
Eating this way cannot help but change you for the better. Then I thought imagine what good this would do for the world if we all ate this way. Think of the reduced demand on our land, our fossil fuel resources and so many other aspects of life. Also think what would happen if we live this way and began to lead the world by living as glowing healthy, slim good example instead of overweight, always consuming bullies. Just a few changes for eight days a month. I’ll bet we could change the world. Don’t you? Until next message, I hope your world is great!
Learn to comfortably and easily eliminate food cravings. Experience the difference of understanding your metabolic patterns and how to feed them properly for elimination of symptoms and enhanced energy. Understand the source of food induced pain patterns and how to change them. Change your habits and obsessions about food. Remove old patterns of behavior. Health is your birthright. You will reclaim that most vital commodity through understanding, personal treatment sessions, diagnostic evaluations, group interaction, specific dietary recommendations, rest, relaxation, rejuvenation and detoxification. Forget all of your past experiences and expectations about dietary programs – this is a nutritive cleansing process which leaves you feeling energetic, alive and empowered. You may contact Dr. Hambrick ([email protected]) and the facilitators ([email protected]) of the program.