Ok, it’s finally detox season here in Maine, which happens right after we finally have to take our snow tires off at the end of April. I tend to do one day detoxes, involving not eating and then breaking my fast with vegetables.
But evidently I’m not thinking big enough. Dr. Oz has a three day detox that involves a range of things.
Day One: Go shopping for a bunch of things. The top of Dr. Oz’s page says it will cost me $16 dollars a day or a total of $48 for everything. Can we go through the list, please?
Three cups raspberries (3 packs-$4 a pack) $12
Three cups blueberries (2 packs-$4 a pack) $8
Two mangos ($1.50 each) $3
One pineapple ($3)
A bunch more fruit ($20)
A bunch of teas ($20)
And three supplements: multivitamin, omega 3, and probiotic. Each of these alone will be at least $20. So I put a very conservative $120 for three days, minimum.
But it’s worth it, because we’re detoxing.
The detox involves seven events, including the preparation of three drinks a day, possibly more. There are also multiple cups of tea to prepare. So unless you live at home or have a blender and a refrigerator handy, you can forget this detox. You also need a claw foot bathtub and an hour to soak every night, so forget having a family life as well.
So I have no family, I live alone in my house and never leave, and I can do the detox. how effective is this at detoxing me?
Not terribly. Given the amount of stuff coming in, your liver won’t have a chance to really get ahead of the game. The liver does best when it is given a break, and can decrease the amount of ammonia (a natural breakdown product of our muscles, and what makes up the urea in our urine) by about 40% with an 18 hour water fast. That’s eating dinner and skipping breakfast for the busy person. What I would call this is a antioxidant diet, which has its own rewards, but isn’t really a true detox program.
- Dr. Oz 3 Day Detox Jumpstart with Alejandro Junger (peacefulplanetblog.wordpress.com)
- Why your Detox Cleanse is GARBAGE!!! (breakthroughfp.wordpress.com)
- The Dr. Oz Show: The Detox Cleanse Week (carolinegirouxh.wordpress.com)
- Detox foot spa,a beauty equipment for human health (shanaheshana.wordpress.com)
- Detox (imperfectlypoised.com)
- Dr. Oz’s 3 day detox (themadradish.wordpress.com)
- Dr. Oz’s 3 day detox (themadradish.com)
- Dr. Oz’s Three Day Detox (livinglavidalinda.wordpress.com)
- Review of Dr. Oz’s Three Day Detox (livinglavidalinda.wordpress.com)
- Dr. Oz Talks About Poop, Or Does He? (alternativendhealth.wordpress.com)