In this segment Dr. Brown discusses the ways in which a nutritional detox can positively impact estrogen dominance.
In this segment Dr. Brown discusses the connection between detox and weight loss.
Unless you're a vegetarian, one of the staples of your 21 day UltraClear detox will be fish. The fish recommended on the modified elimination diet are: halibut, cod, tuna, salmon and mackerel. Fish recommendations are always controversial because of concerns with both toxicity and depletion. Toxicity also varies based on where you are located regionally.
Seafood Watch is a great place to go for information and they even have a handy iPhone and Android app. While on the detox and beyond, making choices about what we eat is complicated and always involves striking a balance between what is available, what is harmful and what is beneficial. Nutrition is never an all or nothing game.
One of the keys to successfully completing a nutritional cleanse is to plan ahead. Clear time on your calendar and make sure there are no upcoming events or travel that could interfere. Next, make sure that you have the foods you can eat available. On this detox you're eliminating dairy, gluten, citrus, sugar, alcohol and caffeine. There are other foods you may choose to eliminate, but these are the key ones. You should avoid processed and non-organic and GMO foods as well. Anything else is allowed. The modified elimination diet food list is not complete for our purposes. It is a basic list that you can use as a guideline.
We think a lot about what we put in our bodies, but what about what we put on our bodies. The skin is the largest organ in the body and so we also want to consider what we are putting on it. This includes: lotion, makeup, deodorant, soap, toothpaste, as well as hair and nail products. You can find out the safety of the cosmetics products you are using at the Environmental Working Group Skin Deep site. And here is a helpful list of general considerations for decreasing toxic load.
Dr. Christopher Brown and wife, Pam, discuss how to overcome some of the common obstacles and issues with detoxing.