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BYE_PUDGE72 SparkPoints: (1,403)
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1/14/13 3:35 P

Thank you all for your input and ideas. It all makes sense.

RAINBOWCHARMER SparkPoints: (82,095)
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1/14/13 12:49 P

A true detox of your body is not starving or juicing or any of the "fads" out there.

Real detoxing is removing toxic chemicals from your daily life - pesticides, chemicals in processed foods, etc. And replacing those things with real foods - fruits, veggies, whole grains, plenty of water, etc. Your body is an amazing machine, and the organs that remove toxins from your body are incredibly good at it. When we overload them with crap, sure they can get less efficient, but the way to fix that is not to starve yourself - it's to feed yourself good foods.

LOVE4KITTIES Posts: 4,690
1/14/13 11:27 A

I've seen the SP experts write, numerous times, that SP does not advocate detoxes/cleanses and that it does not advocate eliminating food groups or foods such as wheat unless one has a medical problem (such as celiac disease) which has been diagnosed by a doctor. I have noticed, however, that there seem to be a group of SP members which repeatedly give advice contrary to that given by the SP experts (said advice often either related to misunderstanding science or upon pseudoscience and/or unfounded scientific conclusions found in a variety of books which typically seem to be written this or that doctor). So, if you saw something posted recommending a detox that involves anything other than just feeding yourself a good, balanced, diet filled with fruits, vegetables, lean meats and dairy and whole grains, then I highly suspect that it was not a SP article or advice from one of the SP experts.

DMJAKES Posts: 1,635
1/14/13 10:59 A

Could you be talking about the "breaking the sugar addiction" article that was posted a while back? If so, doing a search for "sugar addiction" might bring it up.

If it was a Spark article, it won't be advocating any type of cleanse or detox that involves weird concoctions, pills, all-liquid diets, or elimination of any food groups. Your body does quite well cleansing itself, especially if you feed it well. Most of these detoxes will just cleanse your wallet, but some can be quite harmful to your digestive tract. Worst of all, any weight you do lose is going to come right back once you finish the cleanse period.

Your best bet is going to be to settle in for the journey----set up your info in spark, use the food tracker every single day, and get in some exercise on most days of the week. Stay active here on spark and learn everything you can---the weight will come off if you trust the process.

SPARK_COACH_JEN Posts: 65,776
1/14/13 9:54 A

SparkPeople doesn't recommend any kind of detoxes or cleanses. The best way to "cleanse" your body is to eat healthy and exercise regularly. Here's an article with more info on this topic:

Coach Jen

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1/14/13 9:14 A

to the contrary, I believe studies have recently found that too little salt causes insulin resistance by cells

35BYMAY SparkPoints: (1,477)
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1/14/13 9:11 A

sunshine... where did you hear that too much salt tells the pancreas boost insulin production? Not saying it isn't true, but would like to see some info on this...

SUNSHINE6442 Posts: 2,297
1/14/13 8:50 A

Personally the best detox is to eliminate sugar, limiting sugars is CRITICAL to lipid health

Remove sodium from your diet...MSG and other sources of salt as eating too much salt boosts the production insulin, the hormone that tells the body to store fat. Im not kidding.
Some Canned veggies, canned soups, spaghetti sauce, potato chips, cheese puffs, pretzels, ketchup, relish, anchovies, capers, headache or heartburn medicines can contain sodium carbonate or bicarbonate. French Fries and fast foods are high in sodium, fat, and calories.

Wheat products as Dr, Davis says ...If you eliminate wheat from your diet, you're no longer hungry, cut out the appetite stimulant, and consequently you lose weight very quickly.

Wheat converts to sugar and rapidly accelerate aging and chronic illness. Since I stopped wheat I have no aches and pains, lost 94lbs and have a normal sugar level for the last 1 1/2 years.

There is a lot of salt in bread and cheese and breakfast cereals
Some brands of corn flakes have up to 266 mg of sodium per cup.
Some brands of raisin bran have up to 342 mg of sodium per cup.
One cup of vegetable juice cocktail 653 mg of sodium

Puffed rice and puffed wheat are sodium free...and these dont seem to bother me, but then I usually eat oatmeal with walnuts to protect my heart.

Good Luck...but this is the best detox....

BYE_PUDGE72 SparkPoints: (1,403)
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1/14/13 8:34 A

I know I saw an article or someone talking about something to use as a way to do a body cleanse/detox within the last couple of weeks. I thought I had saved it to my spark favorites, but now I cannot find it. Does anyone have idea what is best to use for something like this or know any articles that I may have seen? emoticon

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