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Cleansing Diet for Detoxification

The following are some simple recommendations for a simple cleansing diet for detoxification. Cleanses can be done for a short time, to several weeks.

Eat only the following foods during your cleanse. All foods must be organically grown.

The approach to meals

Eat only fruit for breakfast. Steam the vegetables you're going to have for lunch. Save the broth. Drink the broth from the vegetable steamer at 11:00 AM with a little sea salt. Eat the steamed vegetables and some kind of grain for lunch. Have steamed vegetables, grain, and chicken or fish for dinner.

Steamed vegetables

The primary reason for using steamed vegetables is that steaming improves the utilization or the availability of the food substances and it reduces the irritating residue in the gut, allowing it to restore itself. Eat a variety of any and all vegetables that you tolerate. Do not use aluminum cookware or a microwave.


Eat one to two cups of cooked grains per day of those you tolerate. Allowed grains are: millet, basmati or brown rice, quinoa, and amaranth. Other grain foods that may be eaten are rice crisps and wasa crackers.

Fish and Chicken

Deep sea fish is preferred - no shellfish. The fish should be poached, baked, steamed, or broiled. Eat only white meat and do not eat the skin. The chicken may be baked, broiled, or steamed.


Eat 1 or 2 pieces of any fruit except citrus.


Very small amounts of maple syrup and honey may be used. Absolutely no sugar, Nutrasweet, or any other sweetener is allowed. Stevia tincture may be used.

Butter and Oils

For butter, mix together 1 pound of butter and 1 cup of extra virgin olive oil (from a new dark jar). Whip at room temperature and store in the refrigerator. This provides the benefits and taste of butter and essential fatty acids. Use extra virgin olive oil for all other situations requiring oil.

Herbal teas and good water to drink

Drink 8 to 10 glasses of reverse-osmosis filtered water every day. Drink 2 to 4 cups of herbal tea. Herbal teas are best taken in the evening, sipped slowly. You might try taking them by the teaspoonful for a time. Daily Detox Tea is recommended.

For the time-being, avoid the following foods

Milk, Cheese, and Eggs; Breads and White flour; Fried food of any kind; Tea, Coffee, and Alcohol; Peanuts and peanut butter; Citrus except for lemon; Meat - red meat and especially pork and pork products; Sugar, Nutrasweet, and all sweeteners (except maple syrup and honey).


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