Fasting & Detoxification Methods

Written by Tom Coghill ·
4 Comments | 19,840 Views

Methods of Detoxification

Fasting is the best method for detoxification but even eating fruit in the morning will have a detoxifying effect. I recommend juice fasting but there are many alternatives that can suit your lifestyle and personal preferences.

Detoxification Method 1

Juice Fasting: The best choice for detoxification, because it supplies an abundance of nutrients, including enzymes and calories to reduce the cleansing intensity to a more comfortable level.

Detoxification Method 2

Fasting on Lemon Juice and Honey: This is easier than water fasting. The honey and lemon supply nutrients that assist detoxification and the honey reduces the rate of cleansing to a more comfortable level.

Detoxification Method 3

Juice Fasting with a Blender: If you do not have a juicer, you can fast by blending fruit and filtering it. You can add some Sucanat or Panela for sweetness (dehydrated cane sugar). An enema is not required as there is enough pulp to keep the digestive system moving.

Detoxification Method 4

Water Fasting: Water fasting demands the most calories, therefore the cleansing is more intense.

Detoxification Method 5

Raw Food Diet: Similar cleansing reactions experienced on a juice fast will also be experienced on a raw food or fruit diet, but the process is slower. Raw nuts, fish, or baked chicken are a good source of protein. The diet does not have to be totally raw to work. Dairy products, cooked starches or greasy food will halt the detoxification for several hours.

Detoxification Method 6

Eating Less: This is a good way to start the detoxification process but can require the greatest discipline. It is hard to change a lifetime habit. Chew food 30 times and eat smaller amounts. If you leave the table a little hungry, the hunger subsides in a few minutes but our emotions make this difficult to do.

Detoxification Method 7

Vegetarian Eating: A light, vegetarian diet will also aid detoxification. For example, fruit for breakfast, a salad for lunch and a meal of cooked vegetables with some raw nuts for dinner. For best results, sparingly eat cooked starches.

Detoxification Method 8

Exercise: During exercise, the lymphatic system is being flushed and the cells are being flooded with health-giving oxygen. Walking, aerobics, sports, stretching and light exercise can assist detoxification.

Detoxification Method 9

Colonic Irrigation and Enemas: An enema or colonic irrigation gently flushes the colon with water and provides an avenue for toxic bile to leave the body. The use of enemas should be limited to fasting time. Misuse of enemas can affect the normal bacterial flora of the intestine and cause a dependency on the enema for regular elimination. A colon flush can also greatly assist recovery from food poisoning, stomach flues and diarrhea.

Detoxification Method 10

Detoxification Procedures: This includes homeopathic remedies, ozone therapy and acupuncture, massage, thermal chambers (sauna), herbal liver and kidney cleansing formulas, antioxidants, mega vitamin/mineral supplements. Each have benefits but fasting and a diet high in raw food is always the most effective way to detoxify.

Detoxification Method 11

Detoxification Aids: To assist the cleansing process, drink fresh juice made with a juice extractor once a day. Daily take a high-quality, multi-vitamin supplement and antioxidants such as E and Q10, and one to two tablespoons of mixed essential oils daily such as Udo’s Choice (found in a health food store).

Detoxification Method 12

Sauna: Oh yeah, even if it detoxifies one pore, who cares? It feels so good. And for that extra rush, roll in the snow afterward.

opt: tom

By Tom Coghill of
Articles  may be copied or reproduced as long as the back links to are intact and the author’s name is included.

  • Share/Bookmark
Tags: detox proceedures, detox tips, detoxing methods, How to Fast, methods of detoxification, ways to detox
Posted in How to Fast

Tags: , , , ,

4 Responses to “Fasting & Detoxification Methods”

  • bri says:

    hi i was wondering for the juice fasting, how much do u take in a day?
    like cup wize or how much is my intake…

  • Tom Coghill Tom Coghill says:

    Hi Bri,
    It is up to you. When working physical labor about 20 glasses a day. When doing desk work, like writing post about 8 glasses of juice per day. The less you drink them faster you detox but generally feel weaker.

Leave a Reply

You must be logged in to post a comment.

Recent Comments:

  • Breaking An Extended Fast (23)
    • Stef: Leyla, I know your comment was months ago, but I am on an extended fast on my second week and this is the first day that my weight didnt change from one day to the next. So I ofcourse started to think that maybe the same thing may happen to me. Did you ever try another fast that worked...
  • Fasting Progress Reports (917)
    • Nikki: well i’m just wrappin up day 2 – nothing but water. i’m losing my voice today & getting a headache, nothing unbearable. i’m feelin pretty great overall so far! God is really in my corner sustaining me. :)
    • keith101: Hi Nikki im sure you will do fine on this new fast, have some quiet time to yourself and im sure youl get the answers you are looking for, on my last 30 day water fast i was so at peace within myself and others,its really hard to explain but i was a lot closer to god than i had ever...
  • Fasting Club Jan 2009 (499)
    • keith101: Hi Elisheba I break my fast with natural youghurt to line the gut with healthy bacteria with raw fruit and veg juice for 2 days then 3rd day organic soups, 4 day salad with a small chicken portion, skinless of curse. Long water fasts demand an alteration on breaking fasting. Hope this...
    • Tom Coghill: Hi SbInstuctor, Great to see you back and that you have maintained the weightloss. That will be an encouragement to many.
    • keith101: Hi Sblnstructor Yeah it been at least a few months since i have seen you on here, hows your brother? what diet have you been on? this the start of your fast again. Best wishes Keith.
    • SbInstructor: Hey everyone its been awhile. A Bit just wanted to let you all know im still at 197lbs. Im actually stuck at this weight it fluctuates between 193lbs to 199lbs never have I been over 200lbs since losing 40lbs. I want to get down to 185lbs now. Im 6′2″ athletic build so...
  • Psyllium Husk And Flaxseeds (5)
    • Tom Coghill: Hi Nikkig, I always recommend and enema at the minimum a few time during a water fast. Any food or the last meal sits in the colon. Fasting on juice of water is the best colon cleanse. No need to do it afterward. But hey give it a try, this is all about seeing what works and every...
    • keith101: Hi nikkig On my 30 day water fast i did take oral enemas 1 in every 4-5 days, even after day 21 on my fast i was still passing foul waste that had been lying around in the colone and intestines, it would have been more benificial for you to do the colone cleanse at the start of your...
  • Fasting Disasters, Blowing it Bad. (7)
    • keith101: Hi Kitty You have done well fasting for 4 days, not many make it past day 1, so well done, water fasting needs time out foryourself you have high stress loads bringing up a child, maby you should consider juice fasting Best wishes Keith.

---- Blogroll ----

---- Fasting Network ----

---- Health Recipes ----

---- Travel ----