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Start consuming ginger

Start consuming ginger

If you’re doing a juice fast to detox, experiencing some side effects is common. These symptoms are natural signs that your body is working hard to clean up your system. Symptoms result as a response to your body responding to removal of waste from your overall body including your brain, liver, colon and arteries. Here are some things you can do to help alleviate detox symptoms.

Schedule a colon hydrotherapy session

Either giving yourself a colon hydrotherapy, or scheduling an appointment with a trained professional will help alleviate detox diet side effects. Colon hydrotherapy uses water to flush out your digestive tract. The process may be uncomfortable, but will provide you with a feeling of freshness and cleanliness. Feeling better about yourself is crucial while recuperating from a detox diet.

Drink plenty of water

Water provides many health benefits as a way to alleviate detox diet side effects. Drink plenty of pure water throughout the day to keep your body properly hydrated. You also need to drink water to flush toxins from your body. Water is the ideal cleansing solution for your body to recuperate from any harmful detox effects. Water allows your body to remove toxins via your urine and/or feces. In addition to drinking plain water, consider choosing water-based drinks instead of carbonated beverages. Water-based drinks include decaffeinated coffee, hot or cold tea, fruit drinks and other similar beverages.

Start consuming ginger

Common side effects of a detox diet include digestive problems. A fantastic way to alleviate these symptoms is by consuming ginger. Ginger has been used in the Asian culture for centuries as a digestive aid. Make a hot ginger tea to settle your stomach and decrease nausea. Munching on pickled ginger is another way to enjoy this beneficial and medicinal plant.

Take alternating showers

Alleviate detox side effects by alternating your showers. When in the shower, set the temperature on warm to hot settings. Take a shower at this temperature for three minutes. Then, quickly change the temperature setting to cold and take a shower at this setting for one minutes. Alternating temperatures will support your detox process and keep your immune system operating at optimum levels. It also will reduce any aches and pains you may be experiencing. If you do not like showers, consider soaking in a tub filled with hot water and Epsom salts. These salts are known for causing toxins to seep out of the pores throughout your body.

Get plenty of rest

Fatigue and lack of energy are common side effects of undergoing a detox treatment. Rest is crucial for alleviating any detox side effects. Resting properly gives your body a chance to recuperate from the day’s activities. It also allows your body the opportunity to build and regenerate new cells. Take frequent, short naps throughout the day. Also get a good, solid night’s sleep by avoiding stressful situations for two hours prior to bedtime.

Put yourself into a restful state by doing meditation and enjoyable hobbies during the day. Relaxation exercises that involve deep breathing are crucial for getting a restful night’s sleep.

With all the benefits that a detox provides, you will have some side effects. Knowing how to alleviate these side effects will keep you operating at optimum, healthy levels.

Jennifer Fox writes on various diet and nutrition topics. She enjoys sharing her tips and insights on a number of sites around the web. Visit Skinny Limits for information on healthy juices for detoxing.


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How to Cure Your Cystic Acne in a Simple Way Mon, 17 Oct 2011 19:40:29 +0000 Healthy Eating

How to Cure Your Cystic Acne in a Simple Way


How to Cure Your Cystic Acne in a Simple Way

How to Cure Your Cystic Acne in a Simple Way

If you’re like most acne sufferers out there, you’ll agree with me. Why? Acne is hard to eliminate, especially if you have cystic acne. That big severe acne will be harder to remove from your face. Do you agree with me about this?

Okay, let’s forget about that for a while and let’s talk about how to remove your cystic acne. Sure, you want to remove them from your face, right? If so, don’t make a mistake. If you do it wrong, you will only make your face uglier. Sorry to say this, but it’s true. You need to refrain from products that are not compatible with your skin condition, trigger irritation in your skin, aggravate your cysts, and generally bring bad effects for your skin. You sure have tried those products, right? If so, I’m not going to scold you for that, but I suggest you to simply refrain from them.

Now, this is one thing that you may not know about acne. Let me tell you about this. Acne is all about the condition inside your body. Acne flourishes in a bad and unhealthy body.


Acne will not flourish in a good, clean, and healthy body.


Throughout the time, you accumulate toxins in your body through various sources, such as diet, sun exposure, bad lifestyle, irregular digestion, and so on. In this way, you pollute your body with toxins, making the condition inside your body bad and unhealthy. What’s the result then? You make acne to flourish on your skin. That’s the short story about your acne formation.

Now, there is one laser effective way to remove your cystic acne. What is it? It is simple. You just need to make the condition of your body good, clean, and healthy. This is the only way to stop acne cyst from spreading in your face. It’s just like cleaning your home from dirt and unnecessary things.

How can you do this? First, eliminate toxins inside your body. Second, cleanse your body thoroughly. Third, remove your body waste regularly. Those are three ways that you need to do.

Let me explain further.

- First, you need to stop accumulating toxins in your body. Stop consuming foods that are bad for your skin. Stop junk foods, stop smoking and drinking alcohol, and stop polluting your body with harmful chemicals such as drugs and various chemical skin care products.

- Second, you need to cleanse your body thoroughly by eating foods that contain healthy nutrients for your body, such as fresh fruits and vegetables.

- And third, you should remove waste from your body regularly by expelling your bowel every day on a regular basis.

Simple, isn’t it? To remove your cystic acne, what you need to do is to clean your body. I’ve told you about the ways to do this. So, that’s it. Now, it’s time for you to apply this tip.

Acne vulgaris or cystic acne is a common human skin disease, characterized by areas of skin with seborrhea - scaly red skin, comedones -blackheads and whiteheads, papules , pustules, Nodules  and possibly scarring.

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Special Diets – Dietary Needs Tue, 14 Jun 2011 09:18:44 +0000 Healthy Eating

Special Diets – Dietary Needs


Adding a low GI food to a meal will lower the glycemic index of the whole meal.


Usually protein-restricted diets come with other restrictions as well, such as sodium, potassium, and/or phosphorus. The best way to manage this is to check the exact values at the back of the book for all nutrients in the recipe to be sure they fit into your daily allowances. The most generalized advice for using any recipe is to serve only half portions and bulk up the rest of the meal with pasta or rice. I have also provided variations on recipes that reduce the protein levels. Whenever possible I have substituted tofu, beans, or additional vegetables for the meat and where necessary increased some of the seasonings to compensate for the loss of the “meaty” flavors.

Special Diets

Special Diets


The recipes in this book are written without specific salt suggestions. If you are on a lowsodium diet, just don’t add any salt. That should be adequate for most “no salt added” diets. If you are on a restricted sodium diet, look for the low-sodium variations of the recipes. Wherever canned products are called for, use salt-free products or homemade products prepared without salt. Check the sodium content of each recipe in the back of the book to be sure you are staying within your prescribed guidelines.


Cholesterol and fat are two separate issues but they are frequently both of concern to the diabetic. Cholesterol is an issue for anyone at risk for heart disease, and as a diabetic your risk is greater than the general population. Therefore, many people with diabetes try to keep their cholesterol intake to less than 300 milligrams per day. Most of these recipes are moderate to low in fat and cholesterol. Whenever a recipe seems higher in cholesterol, I try to present a lower-cholesterol variation. The only fats that contain cholesterol are those that come from animal products, such as butter or ghee (clarified butter), lard, chicken fat, and suet. Of course there are also “invisible” fats such as the marble in meats or skin of poultry—or the not-soinvisible layer of fat outside a roast or ham. Oils from plants do not contain cholesterol. As a rule, any dish that is vegan (no meat/no dairy) is cholesterol-free. Look for reduced-protein variations to find vegetarian versions of meat/chicken/fish dishes that are also lower in cholesterol. Check for actual figures in the back of the book to see if the recipes fit in with your needs.


Although some physicians, such as Dean Ornish, prescribe very very low fat diets, not all sources agree with him. Many physicians feel that some fat is essential in the diet. Current findings indicate that eating monosaturates (molecules that have one double bond—consult your high school chemistry texts for further explanation), such as olive oil or canola oil, ctually protects your heart. Polyunsaturates (molecules that have more than one double bond) are also considered healthy oil. They are safflower, sunflower, corn, cottonseed, and peanut oils. However, saturated fats (molecules with no double bonds), which come primarily from animal fats, as well as tropical oils are extremely unhealthy and should be limited to less than 10 percent of the daily total fat intake.


Although weight control and heart disease are probably the leading reasons for people to watch their fat intake, there are other conditions such as gallbladder and liver disease that also require fat counting. Most recipes have less than 1 teaspoon of fat content per serving. Whenever possible I have variations for even lower-fat methods to prepare recipes.


When you say carbohydrates many people think bread, pasta/grain/cereal, beans, and potatoes. These carbohydrates are also known as starches. Although they are carbohydrates, they are just a small part of the carbohydrate universe. There are other foods that are also sources of carbohydrates: fruits, vegetables, dairy products, and sugars (including sugar, honey, molasses, syrups, and all the other sugars that can be hidden in prepared foods). Sugars are known as simple carbohydrates. They consist of one or two molecules and not much else. These are foods that enter your bloodstream quickly. They are frequently eferred to as “empty” calories because nutritionally they contribute very little to your daily equirements. Simple carbohydrates should be used sparingly, if at all. Besides sugar, other “empty” calories are found in candies, sodas (diet soda is okay), sweet wines, and chewing gum (sugarfree is okay). In addition to empty calories, there are foods that are not good carbohydrate choices: jellies, jams, candy, cakes and cookies, puddings and pies, fruit juices, and sweetened condensed milk or sweetened coconut milk. Although the current ADA guidelines suggest that you can find a place for sugars in your diet, it is still not advisable to do so often.
Complex carbohydrates are longer chains of molecules and provide other nutrients such as fiber, minerals, and vitamins as well as possibly some fat and/or protein. Even within the complex carbohydrate group there are some that impact your blood sugar more than others. The starches are higher in carbohydrates (that is, they have more grams of carbohydrate per 100 grams of weight) than vegetables. And there are some vegetables that are higher in arbohydrates than others. The starchy vegetables are artichokes, brussels sprouts, carrots, corn, kale, okra, onions (including onion family members such as leeks, scallions, chives), peas, red peppers, tomatoes, turnips, and winter squash. These vegetables should be counted and portions should be controlled more closely than the “watery” vegetables. Vegetables with a lower ratio of grams of carbohydrate to weight, such as asparagus, broccoli, cabbage, cucumbers, lettuce, mushrooms, summer squash—you know, “vegetables”—can be eaten with much less regard to portion size, unless of course your physician or nutritionist has you on a very low carbohydrate diet.


Patients with renal complications may have specific limitations on some minerals—such as sodium, phosphorus, potassium, and others. This is something that you must keep track of carefully. For you, it is best to pick recipes by looking at the tables in the back and finding recipes with the amounts of minerals that fit in your daily food plan.


Diabetes is not picky—it strikes all populations, including vegetarians. Maintaining a healthy diabetic diet as a vegetarian can be a little trickier than for the meat eater. As usual, my dvice is to consult your nutritionist. If you get the go-ahead, the best way to use this book is to look at the low-protein variations of the recipes. Many of them substitute tofu or beans for meat. When recipes call for broth, use vegetable broth instead of chicken or beef.


Different physicians and nutritionists have different theories on the best way to manage diabetes. Some recommend three meals plus a snack. Others recommend smaller, more frequent meals. The portions in this book are suitable for the three-meal-a-day plan. If you are on a many-small-meals plan you can use any recipe in this book, but eat half of the serving suggestion. Other good small meals are soup-and-salad, if it is a hearty soup. If it is a vegetable soup, you might want soup plus a piece of bread or other starch. Appetizers are by definition small portions. Many of the appetizers would make suitable small meals, as would salads.


When considering a menu, it’s best to decide what the entr?e will be, and then build the meal around it. If you have chosen a dish that is primarily protein, such as a grilled or saut?ed chicken breast, or a fish fillet, then try to include a starch such as a grain, pasta, or starchy vegetable plus at least one nonstarchy vegetable. After you’ve chosen your side dishes, consider adding a soup and/or salad and/or appetizer, and after that, see if you feel there’s room in your allowances for a dessert. I have included menu suggestions after each entr?e recipe. You do not have to make the entire meal. You certainly can skip the soup, appetizer, or dessert and still have an adequate meal.


HIGH CALORIE 400 calories (20% of daily intake of 2000 calories) or more
LOW CALORIE 40 calories (~2% of daily intake of 2000 calories) or less

HIGH FAT 13g or more
LOW FAT 3g or less


HIGH PROTEIN 10g (20% of adult women’s recommended daily requirement) or more
LOW PROTEIN 2.5g (5% of adult women’s recommended daily requirement) or less

HIGH CARBOHYDRATE 25g (20% of recommended daily carbohydrate intake for healthy
person) or more
LOW CARBOHYDRATE 3g (~2% of recommended daily carbohydrate intake for healthy
person) or less

HIGH FIBER 5g or more (FDA)
LOW FIBER 2g or less

HIGH CHOLESTEROL 60mg (20% of maximum daily recommendation of 300mg) or more
LOW CHOLESTEROL 20mg or less (FDA)

HIGH CALCIUM 160mg (20% of recommended daily requirement) or more
LOW CALCIUM 40mg (5% or less of recommended daily requirement) or less

HIGH IRON 3mg (20% of adult women’s recommended daily requirement)
or more
LOW IRON .75mg (5% of adult women’s recommended daily requirement)
or less

HIGH MAGNESIUM 36mg (20% of recommended daily requirement) or more
LOW MAGNESIUM 14mg (5% or less of recommended daily requirement for women)
or less

HIGH PHOSPHORUS 160mg (20% of recommended daily requirement) or more
LOW PHOSPHORUS 80mg (5% of recommended daily requirement) or less

HIGH POTASSIUM 350mg (10% of recommended daily requirement) or more
LOW POTASSIUM 100mg (~5% of minimum daily requirement) or less

HIGH SODIUM 400mg or more (FDA)
LOW SODIUM 140mg or less (FDA)


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What You Must Know and Understand About The Detox Diet Mon, 06 Jun 2011 16:36:47 +0000 Healthy Eating

What You Must Know and Understand About The Detox Diet

For hundreds and hundreds of years, many people from a variety of cultures have been using cleansing diets. With the increase in popularity of alternative health in the United States, diets for detoxification are being used more often. There are certain types of people who should refrain from using a detoxification diet. A detoxification diet program could be dangerous for you, if you happen to have a kidney disease, or perhaps diabetes, or even anemia. If you are a woman who happens to be pregnant or nursing, then you should wait before trying a detoxification diet. But very many people have availed themselves of the this method with no ill effects. Detoxification of your body gives you multiple health benefits that you should know about.

Your Weight Gain Is Not Your Fault… It’s Just a Symptom of a Much BIGGER Problem!

Detox Diet

Detox diet plans can help you lose weight, and rejuvenate your body.  In a world filled with toxins detox diets are becoming ever more important.

We will be discussing what toxin evidence does in the physical sense. Nevertheless, it is important to note that many reasons could be had for seeing these frequent side effects. Thus, stay away from making incorrect assumptions regarding that. Although there are numerous kinds of diets that detoxify, definitely they are not created to assist in the healing of a disease. They are meant for support on a short term basis, as above mentioned. Continuation of any detox diet is not something you should ever do. The juice fast is considered a detox diet even though you will probably lose weight on it, too. This diet has you drinking only fresh juice made from vegetables or fruit. On this one, we would definitely recommend you are cleared to do this safely from your doctor. There are many different types of juices available, and each one has its own set of benefits and uses. Some examples are wheatgrass juice, beet juice and water. We would also highly suggest you buy your vegetables from an organic health or grocery store. The reason for this is organically grown foods will be certified free of pesticides and other undesirable chemicals.

When you start searching for a detox plan for yourself, you will find that there are many different ones from all over the world. Many more than we can talk about in this report. One example are various approaches that draw on the Ayurvedic tradition from India. Pancha Karma – an Ayurvedic cleansing approach that is very popular – has three Phases – Preparation, Cleansing, and Rejuvenation. The second phase, Pancha Karma, has five steps. While all five are usually followed in India, in most Western cultures only three of the practices are used – enemas, laxatives, and nasal cleansing. Enhancement of the metabolism and the elimination of toxins and wastes that have been allowed to build up in the body are treated with Ayurvedic herbs and special foods. The whole body is the target of the Ayurvedic cleanse.

Detox Diet

Detox Diet

People have used detox diets for years in unique shapes and civilizations. Practiced Western medicine has been in the middle of the controversy caused by this admitted alternative medicine. Just be sure your pursuits in this area are done safely and with moderation.

Most people are quite capable of doing a three day water fast. Be sure to obtain purified water only Detox Diet. During these three days, slow down your daily activities – specially physical activities. Some may even find it is better to take to bed and keep warm if the weather is cold.

Detox Diet - Breakfast

Breakfast could be melon only. Eat as much as you like and feel satisfied that you have had enough. All types of melons are good. Honeydew, Cantaloupe, Gala or Watermelon.

Detox Diet – Lunchtime

Eat only oranges and grapefruit or pineapples or plums whatever you fancy but don’t mix the fruits. Eat till hunger is satisfied.
4 p.m. Have a large (12 oz.) glass of freshly pressed carrot juice.

Detox Diet – Dinner

Chinese veg Stir Fry

Stir fry a selection of veggies which include spring onions, mushrooms, bamboo shoots and bean sprouts in a small olive oil. offer with brown rice.

Baked Salmon Fillet

Salmon fillet served with a jacket potato and steamed / boiled vegetables.

Tuna and prawns with noodles

Gently fry a selection of veggies which include onions, mushrooms, peppers, courgette and leek in a small olive oil. When lightly browned, add a handful of prawns. Cook for any few minutes, after which add canned tomatoes, tomato puree, dim pepper and tuna canned in water. Bring to the boil and simmer till the sauce thickens. offer with rice noodles.

Detox Diet – Drinks

Drink only drinking water of fresh juices.




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