Eliminate harmful toxins and reset your body with this detox cleanse from Dr. Oz. All you need is 3 days, a blender and $16 a day!
Check out Dr Oz's detox preparation tips to help plan an easier transistion for your body to begin the cleanse
Mark Hyman MD, author of The Blood Sugar Solution was co-lead, along with Julieanna Hever MS Plant-Based Dietitian. Together, with Dr Oz's medical research team, they formulated a 3 day detox plan that met all of the guidelines including about 1200 calories/per day, along with many vitamins, minerals, and very important to a cleanse, fiber.
Initially they debated including solid food such as salads and whole fruit, but instead opted for only smoothies. This is because most of us do not chew our food effectively enough to destroy the cellulose wall to release the nutrients inside. When fruit and vegetables are turned into a smoothie, the blender does all of the work, allowing the nutrients to quickly enter our system, and not just travel through the body and be eliminated.
Dr Hyman reports the Standard American Diet (SAD diet) is generally what is making us sick. We are consuming more chemicals than ever before. Our bodies become toxic when this load of toxins becomes greater than our normal body detoxification system can manage. This then can affect every system in the body.
Signs you may need a detox cleanse: Headaches, muscle ache, fatigue, constipation, weight gain, bloating, skin conditions such as acne.
Components in the fruit and vegetables are natures pharmacy, fighting against toxins, and supporting the kidney and liver throughout the process.
Start Every Morning Off Right
The first step- lemon green tea. You should drink this as soon as you get up in the morning.
Green tea has catechins to help get rid of toxins, it binds metals in liver, helps with caffeine withdrawl. The coffee drinkers will appreciate this drink each morning.
The lemon has phytochemicals which boosts detox of the liver and cleanses the bowel.
1 green tea bag, 1/2 sliced lemon, 1 tsp stevia or honey
The main purpose for this mixture is to start the elimination process and reduce bloating.
1 cup water
1 tbsp flax seed
1 cup raspberries
¼ cup spinach
1tbsp almond butter
2 tsp lemon juice
All of the ingredients in this drink work together for maximum effect. The almond butter is high in calcium, vitamin E, and fat to absorb the fat soluble nutrients. The raspberries have vitamin c to help absorb the iron from the spinach. Make sure to start with whole flax seeds, and blend until they are pulverized, or you will not get the benefit from them.
Now that bloating has subsided, we need to increase energy. This is like natures energy drink.
4 celery stocks
1 cup kale
½ green apple
1 tbsp coconut oil
½ cup almond milk
1 cup pineapple (fresh)
Dr Hydman insisted on the coconut oil in this shake.
It is a healthy fat to fuel your brain cells, reduce inflammation, and fills you up.
This drink is all about hydration.
½ cup mango
½ cup blueberries
1 ½ cup coconut water
1 cup kale
1/4 of an avocado
1 tbsp lemon juice
1 tbsp flax seeds
pinch of Cayenne pepper.
Dr Hydman quotes a basic lesson from medical school "The solution to pollution is dilution". It is time to flush out the toxins from the bowels. Coconut water helps with this. It also replaces the electrolytes that may inadvertently be flushed out as well.
High in fat due to the avocado and flax seeds, this helps to absorb fat soluble vitamins and minerals. Also, this drink is very high in fibre. ½ avocado has half of the daily recommended amount of fibre.
Repeat any of the 3 smoothies mid afternoon for a snack. I, along with Dr oz preferred the dinner drink.
Sweating out the toxins is very important for a detox, as some chemicals exit the body this way. Take this bath each night of the cleanse for maximum results.
Fill the tub with very hot water, 10 drops lavender, 2 ½ cups Epson salts.
Soak for 20-30 minutes.
This gets the lymphatic system and circulation moving, sweating out the toxins. The Epson salts contain magnesium to activate enzymenes, and sulfur to boost glutathione, the body's most important detoxing compound in the body.
When you ease back into regular food, your metabolism is rebooted, so try and eat well after the cleanse. Keep some of the smoothies in your diet if you can, for example as a breakfast alternative. "Un Junk your diet" Dr. Hyman says. Eat plenty of fruit and vegetables to keep feeling your best.
Dr Oz tried the cleanse, and lost 2 lbs. He polled 2 people in his audience that also tried it, and they both found they were less bloated and had more energy. Focus and clarity were also side effects. But the best side effect was one lost 2 inches and one 3 inches at the waist, and they both lost 5 lbs.