Detox Support Tips

This list provides supplements and activities to minimize detox reactions during a fast or any other cleanse.

1. Coffee Enemas – This is absolutely the quickest, most efficient way to eliminate detox headaches and pains. Do as little as one a day or as many as one per hour.
2. NAC (N-Acetyl-Cysteine) is great for overall toxin relief; it helps the liver deal with the pollutants more effectively. It is actually a precursor amino acid for the powerful antioxidant glutathione. NAC is great for detox headaches and body pains. Even the medical community is beginning to admit the benefits of this powerful source of liver support. The body needs NAC to make glutathione which is actually what is neutralizing the toxins in the body. Glutathione supplements are sold; however, the cheap ones are unstable and not absorbed well by the body. There are some brands that are absorbable and stable; however. they are much more expensive than NAC.
3. Milk thistle is an herb that can help protect the liver and minimize detox symptoms.
4. Powdered Vitamin C is wonderful for all detox symptoms because vitamin C neutralizes several major toxins in the body that will be eliminated during the fast—a food source (like acerola cherry powder) is always best!
5. MSM (methylsulfonylmethane) is great for anything that feels like allergies (runny nose, congestion, hives) and also joint pains to some extent. MSM is a natural source of sulfur. (MSM should be from an organic food source and not the petroleum industry.)
6. Green tea can be good for headaches and detox from heavy metal chelation but use sparingly on a fast because of the caffeine.
7. Chlorella and spirulina are blue-green algae that are packed with vitamins, minerals, and amino acids. Both are excellent toxin-neutralizers and provide bioavailable protein while fasting.
8. Fiber mixed with bentonite clay. Apple pectin tablets scrub the colon; and it, or other fiber sources, can be combined with bentonite clay or hydrated bentonite clay to absorb toxins out of the small/large intestine and help minimize detox symptoms. This is a great way to reduce painful symptoms and rid the body of toxins. Note: Anything consumed within 90 minutes of the bentonite clay will be absorbed by it, so be sure to save its absorption powers for your toxic colon and not any healthy foods or juices along the way.

Avoid all over-the-counter or pharmaceutical drugs (this means no Tylenol or Advil). All synthetic drugs put extreme stress on the liver and other detoxification organs.