30 DAY DETOX DIET
After I was off all medication and doing well I was introduced to the following Detox Diet. I tried this for 30 days with amazing success.
This Detox is not good for someone who has challenges with Night Shade Vegetables as it includes Tomatoes and Potatoes.
Always before doing any detox diet you should consult your physician.
At the end of the 30 days, slowly introduce foods back into your diet, keeping track of how you respond to each food. Any food that gives you trouble should be considered a food you may be intollerant to and probably adds to inflammation in your body.
I hope, if you choose to try this plan you have the success in finding the foods you should avoid, as I did.
For me, any breads are hard on my system and I will find that within 24 hours of eating bread I suffer some type of inflammation. Prior to the detox diet I had no idea that I had a challenge with bread, it was discovered when I attempted to add it back into my diet.
Also, please note, this detox diet is simply a healthy way to eat and can be maintained everyday.
Daily nutritional supplements should be continued throughout this diet.
Breakfast must consist of fresh fruit salad only. Only eat fruit in the morning and nothing else. Do not eat oranges, grapefruit, cantaloupe or honeydew during the program.
All fruits can be mixed except during Week 1*: grapes and watermelon eaten as directed. No grapes or watermelon allowed on other days during Week 1 but okay to mix grapes during the remaining weeks.
Fruit and vegetable intake is unlimited. Eat as much as you want!
All vegetables can and should be mixed during lunch and throughout the rest of the day.No Sugar or artificial sweeteners.
No refined Oils (avoid canola, corn, soybean, peanut and other oils)
No dairy products
No bread, wheat or gluten products.
NO skipping meals
Absolute minimum of 3 litres of water must be consumed daily. Water is the key to successfully elliminating toxins. Add fresh lemon juice if you prefer, it aids in alkalizing your body.
Brown rice or potato must be eaten during the evening meal daily.
Important! While on this program you MUST not consume the following items:Caffiene (black and green tea, coffee, chocolate, mate)
Dairy (milk, cheese, ice ream, yogurt, etc)
Grains except rice
Soy and soy products (soya milk, tofu, soy cheese, etc)
Citrus fruits (except lemon and lime)
Melons (except watermelon as directed)
Nuts (including peanuts)
Legumes (dried beans)
Dried fruits (raisins, dates, prunes, figs, etc.)
Eat Plenty! Do not consume small amounts. The secret to the success of this program is to EAT PLENTY – until you are full. Don’t worry you will not gain weight, you will only lose it.
The purpose of this program is to improve cell and enzyme function, assist the liver and kidneys with detoxifications, and to decrease the body’s fat stores. This is a detoxification program!
Meal Plan Basics:
The eating principles are simple to follow. You should follow the basic eating plan outlined below:
Vegetable Detox Soup (see recipe below) and mixed vegetable salad. (remember no preservatives in salad dressing) To prepare your own salad dressing I used, Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Balsamic Vinigre, and to season Mrs. Dash (no salt) seasonings.
Lean protein (no red meat)
2 – 3 different vegetables
Mixed vegetable and lettuce salad
Rice (brown) or potato
There are a few points that are critical:
Water Intake: Your daily water intake should be 3 litres.
Bowel movements: 2 or 3 daily is normal. 1 daily is essential. Clinical constipation is less than 2 bowel movements per day. If you are constipated this needs to be corrected.
Remember: Detoxification cannot occur if your bowels are not moving!
If you are hungry between meals, you can eat the meal items again (fruit salad for breakfast, soup and salad for lunch). You also are allowed to snack. You can snack up to 20 minutes prior to the next meal. Morning snacks should be fruit; afternoon snacks should be vegetables. Evening snacks can be either vegetables or apple(s).Week 1, Days 1,2 and 3: exclude grapes and watermelon from fruit salad.
Week 1, Days 4 and 5: Drink up to two glasses of 20% organic apple juice mixed with 80% water, plus eat various type of apples freely (the pectin in apples binds to toxins) The apples are in the morning, continue with lunch – detox soup/salad and a regular dinner.
Week 1, Day 6: Eat watermelon only for the morning, then proceed with the detox soup with salad at lunch and dinner as usual.
Week 1, Day 7: Eat grapes only, one handful at a time, Wait 20 minutes between handfuls. This is for the morning only then proceed with detox soup/salad and dinner as usual.
Weeks 2, 3 and 4 Eat regular fruit salad as you wish Excluding oranges, grapefruit, cantelope, honeydew, and watermelon.
Fruit may be eaten throughout the morning, stopping 20 minutes prior to lunch.
Vegetables may be eaten throughout the afternoon, stopping 20 minutes prior to dinner. Choose from carrots, celery and cucumber.
Meat/protein is eaten at dinner ONLY.
You may drink up to 6 cups per day of the following types of HERBAL TEA: Celestial Seasoning’s Lemon Zinger or Almond Sunset
Avoid ALL processed/packaged foods.
Drink lots of water.
Expect to have between 2 and 4 bowel movements per day. If you are having less than 2 then a herbal remedy needs to be used.
DETOX SOUP RECIPE
l Clove Garlic
l tbsp Fresh Parsley
4 cups water, organic vegetable or chicken broth
6 fresh tomatoes
1 tbsp Miso past (soy only, non-barley
1 tbsp tomato paste
2 small zucchini, chopped
1 tbsp chopped fresh basil (use less if using dried herbs)
2 medium carrots, chopped
1 medium stick celery, chopped
Put onion and garlic into a saucepan with a small amount of water and cook until soft. Add more water, carrots, celery, drained tomatoes and miso. Cover and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 5 minutes.
Add zucchini and cover. Simmer approximately 10 more minutes.
Stir in tomato paste, basil and parsley. Heat through and serve.
Note: You may add additional vegetables of your liking, including, asparagus, fresh artichokes, beetroot, broccoli, cauliflower, green peas, green beans, cabbage, fresh fennel, bell peppers or bean sprouts.
To season add any fresh or dried organic herbs you like. You may also season with Wheat free Tamari, Mrs. Dash No Salt Original, McCormics Seasoning, Bragg Seasoning, fresh garlic. DO NOT ADD salt or any seasoning containing salt.
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This information is not designed as or intended to be used as medical diagnosis or advice. Patients should consult their physicians about diagnosis and treatment.