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  • Alatariel75Alatariel75 Posts: 17,806Member Member Posts: 17,806Member Member
    ohhello35 wrote: »
    Have you thought of the "master cleanse"? It's water, lemon, cheyenne pepper, maple syrup, and some form of fiber or laxative. This way you'll have some form of nutrients. Otherwise I think it's just starvation...

    Lol.

    Literally no better than nothing but water.

    Actually probably worse.

    Yup, I would think worse. Same lack of anything, but with added digestive stimulation.
  • queenliz99queenliz99 Posts: 15,358Member Member Posts: 15,358Member Member
    ohhello35 wrote: »
    Have you thought of the "master cleanse"? It's water, lemon, cheyenne pepper, maple syrup, and some form of fiber or laxative. This way you'll have some form of nutrients. Otherwise I think it's just starvation...

    Lol.

    Literally no better than nothing but water.

    Actually probably worse.

    Yup, I would think worse. Same lack of anything, but with added digestive stimulation.
    Especially when comes shooting out. Ice cream!!!
  • Alyssa_Is_LosingItAlyssa_Is_LosingIt Posts: 4,684Member Member Posts: 4,684Member Member
    ohhello35 wrote: »
    Have you thought of the "master cleanse"? It's water, lemon, cheyenne pepper, maple syrup, and some form of fiber or laxative. This way you'll have some form of nutrients. Otherwise I think it's just starvation...

    Lol.

    Literally no better than nothing but water.

    Actually probably worse.

    Yup, I would think worse. Same lack of anything, but with added digestive stimulation.

    Not to mention the literal pain in the @ss from all the cayenne pepper on top of the digestive stimulation.

    No thanks!
  • Alatariel75Alatariel75 Posts: 17,806Member Member Posts: 17,806Member Member
    ohhello35 wrote: »
    Have you thought of the "master cleanse"? It's water, lemon, cheyenne pepper, maple syrup, and some form of fiber or laxative. This way you'll have some form of nutrients. Otherwise I think it's just starvation...

    Lol.

    Literally no better than nothing but water.

    Actually probably worse.

    Yup, I would think worse. Same lack of anything, but with added digestive stimulation.

    Not to mention the literal pain in the @ss from all the cayenne pepper on top of the digestive stimulation.

    No thanks!

    Master Cleanse always makes me think of the guy who posted about starting it, then waking up in the middle of the night, uncontrollably spraying liquid poop all over himself, his bed and his girlfriend.
  • Carlos_421Carlos_421 Posts: 4,992Member, Premium Member Posts: 4,992Member, Premium Member
    ohhello35 wrote: »
    Have you thought of the "master cleanse"? It's water, lemon, cheyenne pepper, maple syrup, and some form of fiber or laxative. This way you'll have some form of nutrients. Otherwise I think it's just starvation...

    Please...read this again...and again until you see how insane of a suggestion that it is...

    Step one: eat no food
    Step two: drink a concoction with cayenne pepper and a laxative
    Step three: experience fiery diarrhea
  • tawnyamorgan1983tawnyamorgan1983 Posts: 70Member Member Posts: 70Member Member
    I've wondered about this myself.
  • GuinivereGuinivere Posts: 360Member Member Posts: 360Member Member
    Surely a better detox is to just stop eating processed food?
  • senecarrsenecarr Posts: 5,377Member Member Posts: 5,377Member Member
    Guinivere wrote: »
    Surely a better detox is to just stop eating processed food?

    What is in processed food that needs detoxing?
  • AnvilHeadAnvilHead Posts: 18,543Member Member Posts: 18,543Member Member
    Guinivere wrote: »
    Surely a better detox is to just stop eating processed food?

    What precisely will I be detoxing from if I stop eating steam-in-the-bag packaged brussels sprouts? They're definitely processed (packaged in a plastic bag with a bar code on it, frozen), but the ingredient list says: "Ingredients: Brussels Sprouts".


    I'll repost a link I posted earlier in the thread: https://sciencebasedpharmacy.wordpress.com/2013/01/04/the-detox-delusion/
    edited March 2016
  • ClosetBayesianClosetBayesian Posts: 834Member Member Posts: 834Member Member
    Guinivere wrote: »
    Surely a better detox is to just stop eating processed food?

    Cottage cheese is one of my main sources of protein. What in it is toxic, such that I should detox from it?
  • MommyMeggoMommyMeggo Posts: 1,222Member Member Posts: 1,222Member Member
    There is no better detox than the liver and kidneys provide assuming there are no underlying medical issues.
    Your digestive system doesnt need a jump start- its not a car battery.
    Aside from a sluggish bowel simply water and fiber.
  • wackyfunsterwackyfunster Posts: 945Member Member Posts: 945Member Member
    The "detox" claim is questionable, but a 3 day water fast dramatically increases expression of FOXO, increases autophagy, and provides a variety of health and metabolic benefits that are not otherwise easily attainable. In plain english, your body eats the old/bad cells and starts repairing itself in ways that it does not ever do to a significant extent if you maintain a fed state constantly. It appears that the optimal duration is 3 days... minimal effects occur at 48 hours, and muscle wasting and negative side effects begin around 96, depending on activity level.

    I wouldn't use it as a weight loss technique, but as an anti-aging/general health thing then once or twice a year would be beneficial. It's not as bad as people make it sound... it's not like we didn't spend millions of years going periods of time between feedings from an evolutionary perspective. Physiological hunger is gone by the end of the first day, and energy levels don't start dropping dramatically until the end of the third day.
  • faithsstaircasefaithsstaircase Posts: 97Member, Premium Member Posts: 97Member, Premium Member
    In my opinion, eating clean is the best form of detox there is. You don't have to starve yourself to do it. :-)
  • senecarrsenecarr Posts: 5,377Member Member Posts: 5,377Member Member
    In my opinion, eating clean is the best form of detox there is. You don't have to starve yourself to do it. :-)

    What will it detox one from? What do you consider eating clean?
  • ndj1979ndj1979 Posts: 29,021Member Member Posts: 29,021Member Member
    In my opinion, eating clean is the best form of detox there is. You don't have to starve yourself to do it. :-)

    what does eating clean detox me from??? common sense?
  • nsa352nsa352 Posts: 40Member Member Posts: 40Member Member
    I think detox ( except when it is for medical detox ) is dangerous if prolonged . The same with green smoothies. What toxins? Your body already has a detox system , your liver and kidney. Your body gets rid of waste through urine, feces, breath and perspiration.
    Do you have a liver disease or kidney failure to need a detox? If no, you don't need to do a detox. Instead eat healthy and change your lifestyle.
  • markrgeary1markrgeary1 Posts: 853Member Member Posts: 853Member Member
    I came into the world with a cool option. My owners manual says I'm self detoxing! No need for the detox, check out your owners manual maybe you are too.☺
  • Carlos_421Carlos_421 Posts: 4,992Member, Premium Member Posts: 4,992Member, Premium Member
    I came into the world with a cool option. My owners manual says I'm self detoxing! No need for the detox, check out your owners manual maybe you are too.☺

    No one ever keeps the manual.
  • kgj4105kgj4105 Posts: 41Member Member Posts: 41Member Member
    The only version of a detox I do is cutting out processed foods for a few days when I feel I need to - I stick with whole grains, whole fruits/veggies, cut out added sugar, etc etc. As far as I'm concerned, my body is perfectly capable of detoxing itself without fasting for days on end, assuming all my organs are functioning properly, which they are. Cutting out processed stuff for a few days just helps me feel 'cleaner' and get me and my body back on track with junk food cravings.
  • andobrnandobrn Posts: 1Member Member Posts: 1Member Member
    From one of the most successful nutrition coaching groups in the world:
    http://www.precisionnutrition.com/detox-cleanse-diets

    Hint: you have a liver. You have kidneys. You're "detoxing" 24/7. It may also be worthwhile to ask "what toxins? Name them, where they came from, what they do, and why they aren't leaving (they are)."
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