The Fast Track Detox Diet

The Fast Track Detox Diet book is a simple guide for detox.  We especially like that it is focused on diet / nutrition and no supplements are necessary, although adding them is ok as well.  It can be modified to a shorter or longer course.  This is our summary.

The Fast Track Detox Diet

By, Ann Louise Gittleman, PhD, CNS

Prequel – 7 days

  1. Each day choose at least one Liver-Loving Food from each group:
  • Crucifers – cabbage, cauliflower, brussel sprouts, broccoli, broccoli sprouts
  • Green leafy vegetable and herbs – parsley, kale, watercress, cilantro, beet greens, collards, escarole, dandelion greens, mustard greens
  • Citrus – orange, lemon, lime
  • Sulfur-rich foods – garlic (1 clove), onions, eggs (2), daikon radish (1/4 c)
  • Liver-healers – artichoke, asparagus, celery, dandelion root teach, whey (1-2 scoops), nutritional yeast flakes (1-2 tsp)
  1. Each day choose at least two of the Colon-Caring Foods: powdered psyllium husks (1-2 tsp in 8 oz water), milled or ground flaxseeds (2-3 Tbs), carrot, apple, pear, berries
  • Fiber-Plex 1 to 2 caps 3x/day with meals
  1. Each day drink ½ your body weight in ounces of water
  2. Each day choose at least two servings of protein: lean beef, veal, lamb, skinless poultry, or fish.  Vegetarians at least 2 Tbs of high quality fermented soy (tempeh, natto, miso), blue-green algae or spirulina
  3. Each day have 1-2 Tbs of olive oil or flaxseed oil

Fast-Track One Day Detox

  1. Prepare “Miracle Juice
  2. Alternate drinking 1 cup water with 1 cup Miracle Juice throughout day
  3. One Colon-Caring food upon arising and at the end of the day
  4. Light Exercise

Sequel – 3 days

  1. Same as Prequel
  2. Replenish Probiotics or “good” bacteria
    • Each day choose one serving of Sauerkraut or yogurt
    • Or… each day take Multi-Probiotic 15 billion 3x/day with meals
  3. Betaine Plus 1 or more caps 3x/day with meals (avoid if causes upset stomach)
  4. Bilex 1 cap 3x/day with meals

Avoid Detox Detractors:

  • Excess fat, especially trans fats and hydrogenated oils from margarine and processed and fried foods
  • Sugar and all its relatives, including high-fructose corn syrup, honey, molasses, maple syrup, sugar cane crystals, sugar cane juice, evaporated cane juice, dried cane juice, maltodextrin, and sugars ending in “-ose” such as sucrose, dextrose, fructose, levulose.
  • Artificial sweeteners, including aspartame, sucralose (splenda), and sugar alcohols such as xylitol, sorbitol, mannitol, maltitol)
  • Refined carbohydrates, including white rice and products made from white flour
  • Gluten, found in wheat, barley and rye (includes spelt, kamut)
  • Soy Protein Isolates, found in low-carb “energy” bars and soy protein powders. Processed soy foods such as soy milk, soy cheese, soy ice cream, soy hot dogs and soy burgers.
  • Alcohol and caffeine
  • Mold, found on overly ripe fruits, especially melons, bananas and tropical fruits
  • Milk and cheese, including ice-cream, half-and-half, and any foods made with milk and cheese

Miracle Juice Recipe

  • 2 quarts cranberry water
    • 8 oz unsweetened cranberry juice or 3 Tbs concentrate
    • Add to enough water to make 2 quarts total
  • ½ tsp ground cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp ground ginger
  • ¼ tsp ground nutmeg
  • ¾ cup freshly squeezed orange juice
  • ¼ cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • Stevia to taste (2 packets is about right)
  1. Bring cranberry water to a light boil and reduce heat to low
  2. Place spices in tea ball and add to cranberry water
  3. Simmer 15-20 minutes then cool to room temperature
  4. Stir in orange and lemon juices; add stevia if desired

 

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