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How to Detoxify Body Naturally in 7 Days?

Posted on: January 2nd, 2011 by Rakesh Sethi 11 Comments

Vacation and holidays are fun!  But we all know when we have over eaten, over drunk, over enjoyed, over done and all at the expense of our body.  Our body goes out of balance (health) and if we continue such a life style, we feel lethargic, dull, lack of energy, low appetite, gas, bloating, constipation, and we gain weight. Just like we do oil change & tune up for our car, now is good time to do “oil change”, that is to detoxify body naturally.

Your body, overtime, has accumulated toxins and body systems functions are compromised and if you do not detoxify whole body now, you may land yourself some illness.  If you have come to this point, taking a short cut with vitamins or energy drinks is not the answer. In fact your “digestive fire” is already compromised & you may be harming your body by putting unnecessary doses of vitamins plus throwing your hard earned money down the drain. So  at this time go with the total body cleanse and also as a general maintenance to do a whole body cleanse is good for you.

Let me show you exactly how you can detoxify body naturally in 6 to 7 days gently following simple steps:

detoxify-body-naturally1.  Start first day with ONLY 32 oz. – 48 oz. of warm to hot water in the morning. Have warm light vegetable soup for lunch.  Or if you can manage with fruits only choose cooked apple or pear or uncooked grapefruit or pomegranate. In the afternoon have only fresh Ginger tea.  Evening meal if you can skip great, if not, have only Moong lentil soup.  Rest & avoid exercising on this day.

2.  For the next 5-6 days:

    • Have warm light easy to digest foods like chicken broth soups, rice & Moong lentil soups, or other light meals
    • Drink hot fresh cut ginger tea 3 cups and only hot water through out the day
  • Take 1000mg Turmeric (2x500mg capsules) after each meal w/ warm water
  • Take 2000mg Triphala (2x1000mg tablets) Not after dinner but 1 hour before bedtime w/ warm water

3.  AVOID the following during these days:

Icy cold drinks, Fried foods, Red Meats, Cheese, Heavy creamy & sugary foods, Raw vegetables, Cold foods

Follow the above steps and you will detoxify body naturally of accumulated toxins in a matter of days.  No shock & aw or synthetic chemicals- all natural gentle process.  If you do not see enough improvement in 7 days, extend it for 3 more days.  A good measure is – Your energy level & robust appetite will return.

For more gradual and gentle detoxification, use herbal formula Eliminate Toxins.

Caution: Do NOT detoxify body, if pregnant.  Also if you have any medical condition, check with your physician before starting any procedure.

Note: If you like, you can practice “mini” version of the detox by following the above steps EXCEPT rather than five to six days in step two, do this step for only for two days. Use this mini version to detoxify body naturally more frequently (every or every other month) for it to be effective. Consult with your Ayurveda practitioner how often to detoxify the body.

If you liked this article then biggest compliment you can give is by sharing this wellness with others.  As always keep in mind natural health tips along with right eating offer preventive care and promote health and wellness naturally.  Be Well!

Rakesh Sethi

PS:  To know more if you are Eating Right Foods as per your unique Mind-Body constitution and create less toxins in the body, please subscribe to the FREE “simple secrets to good health with right eating” mini course.

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11 Responses

  1. Rakesh Sethi says:

    Make sure to stick to the light easy to digest diet

  2. passianilkumar says:

    Your kind of people are needed in transforming corporate consciousness. Come and join me. I am leaving for North East tour on 16 Jan .

  3. The best I had heard about How to detoxify body naturally, before Holidays Chistmas Time for example.

  4. Very great post. I simply stumbled upon your blog and wanted to mention that I’ve really loved browsing your blog posts. After all I will be subscribing for your feed and I hope you write once more soon!

  5. Alida Lopez says:

    Why dont you recomend raw vegetables if the have all the enzymes to help you with digestion??

    • Rakesh Sethi says:

      Some raw vegetables are good to eat, if taken with hot cooked food as a side but not as a main dish and try to avoid raw foods in the winter time. Remember all raw things put in the stomach are “cooked” to some level for proper digestion. If someone’s body constitution or health condition lacks the ability to “cook” then it can create a problem. To help you digest, you can add ginger or black pepper in your food to your taste. Be Well!

  6. Jimmy says:

    Some of the best information I have read about detoxing naturally.

  7. Shannon says:

    Two questions:
    1. Why should all the food be warm or cooked, even the apple?
    2. I am still nursing my baby but only as a supplement to his regular diet. (He is 17 months old and very healthy.) Would it be safe to do the detox for a week? I am NOT healthy and really need to detox. Thank you for such an informative article and not requiring people pay you to learn the basic program. 🙂

    • Rakesh Sethi says:

      Shannon, the idea is that cooked food is easier for your digestive system to process and create less toxins while your detoxifying as body with toxins has compromised digestive “fire”. After the detox use diet suitable to your unique body type. You can learn this intelligence in my book “Health + Happiness = Wellness”.
      I would recommend you do NOT detox while nursing. However, you can certainly shift to diet and spices more suitable to your body type and start using ginger in your diet. Wish you well.

  8. Caroline says:

    What about tomatoes and cucumbers? Do those count towards raw veggies? or could I eat that for “easily digestible foods”? And this may seem like a very silly question but how important is it to stay away from salt while detoxing your body? Very excited to feel better after this week and start back to being on the healthy life style road again.

    • Rakesh Sethi says:

      Caroline, while detoxifying you want to put food in GI track that is soft and easy to digest. Yes cucumber is small amount is fine. Tomato should be cooked. Small amount of salt and little pepper also if you like cumin seeds are fine and needed for digestion. Follow the instructions in Health + Happiness = Wellness book to eat diet suitable for your constitution and seasonal adjustments etc. Wish you the best.

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