This program is safe for anyone
Before You Start
This gentle detoxification program should leave you feeling
you feel weak, dizzy, or unwell, stop and consult your doctor.
I do not recommend fasting. Fasting puts stress on the body and deprives the body of the nutrients your liver uses in detoxification. While it may be a good idea in certain circumstances, I believe that fasting should only be done with close medical supervision after thoughtful consideration of the benefits and risks.
Many supplements contain nutrients known to be important for the liver’s detoxification reactions. Some of these supplements claim to aid the body in detoxification. Very few of these claims have been evaluated. However, even if we assume them to be true, I urge caution. Detoxification is a finely tuned process. In the liver, it occurs in two stages, both of which must be working well to avoid harm. It is possible to do harm by causing increased detoxification. The potential harm occurs because initial steps in the detoxification pathway create byproducts, some of which can be more toxic than the original substance. Increasing the number of these intermediaries means that these new toxins can create damage while awaiting processing in the second phase of the detoxification system.
To address serious toxicity with herbs or other substances that promote the bodyís release of toxins from fat stores, you should work with a practitioner.
When you have a known detoxification pathway imbalance, such as in Gilbertís syndrome or multiple chemical sensitivity, it is best to work closely with a health care provider.
Never continue a program that leaves you feeling weak or ill.
Many of the people who have the greatest problems with toxicity avoid this sort of program because they do not like vegetables. There is no getting around the truth that you must eat these foods and in abundance to be healthy. It may help you to get hypnosis or counseling. You can change your tastes, and should change them so that the foods on this diet are appealing to you. Turnip greens taste better than heart disease.