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30 Nov 2004

Please could you help me with a affective de-tox for my system , i am fearly healthy and i do train but i drink a fair amount and i need a good detox so i can get myself back on track have you got some recipies or perhaps some advice for a good affective detox.


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01 Jan 0001

Hi Jay

I'm not a fan of detox, to be honest with you. I don't believe that the body functions in a way where you can 'clean it out' before the next round. I think that the far more effective way to do things is to make changes that are sustainable, and which involve healthy eating and then keep them going. For example, if you do feel that you drink slightly too much, then I believe that cutting back is more effective that cutting out for a while, then going back up. remember, that the body is a very well designed system - it is capable of dealing very well with most substances, though in excess they do cause damage. The problem is that once damage is caused, you can't really undo it with a few weeks of healthy living. So for example, if the liver has been affected by alcohol, then the long term solution is to reduce the alcohol and allow the body to regain its original state. Therefore, my advice is a healthy eating plan as a permanent measure, not a short term one.

As for what that involves, I would ask Diet Doc since that is a more diet related question, and I would not make any claims to be a dietary expert. I do however think it important that you see a dietician, and work out a diet that is best for you. Otherwise, if one size fitted all, everyone would be able to go onto one diet and we know that does not work. I belive that simply cutting out the alcohol, and perhaps looking at the fatty foods you eat is a huge step to start with.

Good luck
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