Flushing Out The Poisons...

Poisons... - Poisons...
@twoey68 (13651)
United States
September 2, 2009 7:43am CST
As some of you know from my other discussion, I am going vegetarian starting this month. As one of the things I want to do, I want to clean out all the old poisons in my body. I know there are things you can mix up on your own to take or buy already made that will flush out the impurities but I’m not sure what they are. I’d like to find something that will flush out the different organs in the body so that I can start with a clean slate. Does anyone have any suggestions that they know work well? Are their any drawbacks to doing it or anything I need to consider before doing it? [b]~~AT PEACE WITHIN~~ **STAND STRONG IN YOUR BELIEFS**[/b]
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@mentalward (14695)
• United States
2 Sep 09
The only thing I am aware of, aside from water, is cranberry juice for the kidneys. Cranberry juice is also good for bladder infections. Apparently, it is a natural antibiotic of sorts with the ability to flush out the bad stuff. Still, it tastes pretty nasty, all by itself. At least, that's my opinion. I prefer it with apple juice. Oh, right! Apple juice and prune juice are great for cleaning out the intestines. Prune juice may be the most well-known for this but apple juice actually works just about as well and tastes a WHOLE lot better! Aside from that, I dunno. A diet high in fiber helps to move things along. Water, though, I think that's number one when it comes to flushing out impurities. Too much water is bad because you can become intoxicated by it but most of us are not guilty of drinking too much water; the opposite is true in most cases. Good luck with your new diet! I love veggies but something in me starts screaming loudly "BEEF! BEEF!" if I don't eat beef in awhile. I've gone to a diet of more chicken and fish than beef, and more veggies and fruits than meat but there are times when my body tells my brain that it wants beef and nothing else will do. So, I doubt I'll ever become a full vegetarian. Is there such a thing as a part-time vegetarian?
@hotsummer (10449)
• Philippines
2 Sep 09
i have read that those natural juice on groceries are not that good too. i don't know if it is true. that it is important to take them straight from the fruit itself but it will expensive though. yeah me too love beef before and even now but i am able to avoid it cause i just tried to enjoy other foods that are more healthy. what i hate with beef is after eating it i could feel that oil of the beef on my tongue and my whole mouth and so i hate that feeling of oil in my mouth so i avoid it now. and i have gotten too fat already because of meat and now i am trying to lose weight and be in normal weight again by eating lots of salad.
@mentalward (14695)
• United States
2 Sep 09
Hi, hotsummer. You are very correct about making juice yourself from the vegetables and fruits is best. The reason the store-bought juices aren't as good is that they are usually watered down too much. Plus, the nutritional value of juice you make yourself is very much higher than something that may have sat on a shelf for months. It does cost more to make it unless you grow the fruits and vegetables yourself, which is one reason I've always wanted a few acres of land to grow all the fruits and vegetables that I want. Since moving to this home, with 3 1/2 acres of land, I've planted many fruit trees and berry bushes, plus I have a vegetable garden that gets larger every year. That brings the cost of my juices down considerably. Of course, not everyone has the room. The only thing I can suggest, then, is to buy fruits/vegetables from a local grower in the area. Where I live, there are many independent fruit, vegetable and meat markets, with everything grown locally. I used to live in a very large city but even then there was a Farmer's Market right in the middle of the city where local farmers sold their stock. The prices are usually better when you buy locally grown stuff than if you bought them in a grocery store, plus they are fresher. As for beef, I'll compromise and make sure to only buy beef with the lowest fat content. It's easy to do if you have a local meat farmer because they don't usually inject fats or growth hormones into their stock. I prefer to buy locally raised chickens and eggs, too, because they are free-range chickens, at least around here they are. They aren't caged or force-fed. So, while I can't quite bring myself to stop eating meat, I refuse to buy beef or chickens (or even eggs) unless I know that they were not tortured or injected with anything artificial. I eat a lot of salads myself because I also needed to lose some weight. I've lost the weight I wanted to by going on this diet of more fruits and vegetables and less meat and plan to stay on it.
@anniefannie (1743)
• United States
15 Sep 09
i have never used anything to flush out my body only the stuff they gave me before i had test run on my colin something like that would be safe i think good luck
@ladym33 (11007)
• United States
4 Sep 09
You can go to your local health food stores and get kits. I have bought one of those kits before but I didn't get past the first day of doing it, most of them are 3 day packs. Don't do it for more than three days, as long as you are in generally good health you should be fine. Best of luck to you.
@littleowl (7157)
4 Sep 09
Hi twoey, This is something I have been wanting to do for a long time but have been unsure how to so it will be interesting to read what people have to say maybe I can get some idea too what to do..as for me I am not vegetarian but don't eat meat very much at all it is mainly vegetables that is my main diet...LoLo
@celticeagle (120478)
• Boise, Idaho
3 Sep 09
Check online for the Lemon Flush (diet?) I think it is called. You can find other flushes for the other organs as well but you must be careful. The lemon thing is excellent and the same author may have some advice on the other organ flushes as well. I know beet juice is good for the liver but not sure of other organs. Ceyenne is a blood purifier. Check online. A really good site for product is: www. bioinnovations.com. Dr. Becker on his program called Our Health is very informative on these very issues. It is on the family channel of 394 on cable.
@horsesrule (1960)
• United States
3 Sep 09
Other than drinking plenty of water, not sure if you really need to do anything else. I mean water would be the safest. Some of the other methods, they may make you uncomfortable intestinally. I have gone vegetarian before (fell off the wagon some years back though) and I had to work pretty hard to balance all the essential ammnio acids so I got enough protein. Such as making sure to get the right combination of foods such as wheat and peas, rice and beans in one meal to complete all ammino acids. What type of vegetarian will you become: Total Vegetarian; Vegan;Lacto-Vegetarian;Lacto-Ovo-Vegetarian;Pesco-Vegetarian; or Pollo-Vegetarians?
• United States
3 Sep 09
Hi I have been thinking a lot about going vegetarian, both from an ethical and also a health point of view. My struggle with it is mainly that I have to cook for my husband and he is a huge red meat eater. However I am trying to work it in by starting out making us two meat free meals a week, to get him used to the fact that I can cook good meals that way, and it doesn't all taste horrible! I have started collecting some recipes from magazines etc and friends. I have a friend who has been vegetarian for years and he is the most amazing cook - if you taste his food you would want to turn veggie....lol I don't know the answer to your flushing question really, except to drink water, but I will read the rest of the comments and see what others come up with! Good luck with it ")
@laken02 (3067)
• United States
3 Sep 09
I am considering going vegetarian as well.. im starting slow by cutting out all the pork in my diet.. after i accomplish this i will take it a step further , that way my Body can get use to the changes, slowly..
• United States
3 Sep 09
If you have a local nutrition store usually the people working there are pretty knowledgeable in this sort of area. You might want to try them first, and ask the questions you want answered so you feel more sure about it. Congratulations on your new adventure, hope it all works out for you.
@rusty2rusty (6766)
• Defiance, Ohio
2 Sep 09
I have no idea how to flush the body out. But it is something I have thought about myself. I will be keeping an eye on this thread to see what other mebers come up with. I do have a question, once you go vegetarian, do you plan to stay a vegetarian? Or are you doing this just to clean your body out?
@Barbietre (1440)
• United States
2 Sep 09
I applaud your efforts, however I would never go veggie as I know eliminating all sugars will do the same thing. I suggest you drink lots and lots of water, but not too much, it can lead to water intoxication.
@savypat (20246)
• United States
2 Sep 09
Just your change of diet will flush out your system, make sure you drink a lot of water and green tea. You may not feel good for a few days while your body becomes adjusted but hang in there. Best wishes
@MissAmie (720)
• United States
2 Sep 09
First of all - CONGRATULATIONS on making the switch to vegetarian. I have a Vegan friend that tries to convert me all the time. In all honesty, I would love to do it...I just can't find enough food that I like to eat without adding meat and animal products. And besides...I kinda believe that animals were put here to be used by humans. I like to fish...I eat what I catch or catch and release. I release way more than kill. The fish live, they just have a sore lip. No big deal. Even though I love meat, I would also love to have the willpower to give it up. I really admire you for choosing that path and I hope you'll keep us posted on how it goes for you.
@lesnan (538)
• United States
2 Sep 09
I sell a couple of excellent products. Cran Aloe and Ultrabody Cleanser. I can even get you a discount, if you decide to purchase. http://tiny.cc/newbody09 Go to the Nutrition Section
@Sissygrl (10915)
• Canada
2 Sep 09
I am not sure about any of that, but i know that cranberry juice flushes and helps to keep your UT cleaned out.. if you get a bladder infection or anything cranberry juice really helps a lot.. so it'd probably work that way too.. plus the white cran tastes so good! I wouldnt take any weird pills or anything either.. i'm sure if you only eat healthy food and drink, and drink a lot of water, your body flushes it self out doesn't it ? after all.. that's exactly what your liver is for!
@vivasuzi (4125)
• United States
2 Sep 09
I'm going on 10 years of not eating meat and I don't recall doing anything special when I quit. It was more just weaning myself off. I believe that over time your body will cleanse itself just because of the food you are eating. I wouldn't do anything special to flush it out, it will work itself out over time.
@slickcut (8141)
• United States
2 Sep 09
I don't have a clue...I would probably go with a laxative & plenty of water...
@dragon54u (31638)
• United States
2 Sep 09
The best thing you can do is to fast for 24 hours and drink only water. That will flush out all the bad stuff in your liver and give your digestive system a rest.
• United States
2 Sep 09
I have heard a lot about some of these over the counter aids to flushing your system also takes out the good along with the bad. I would consult with my doctor for his/her input of perhaps refer you to as nutritionist first before taking any drastic measures.
@cyberfluf (5005)
• Netherlands
2 Sep 09
There are lots of things to consider when going vegetarian. Let me start off by telling you that I admire you for your choice. I have been a vegetarian for some time but had trouble keeping comitted to it. I do eat meat nowadays, but only a little. It's the best compromise I could make for myself. When you are a vegetarian you will miss certain vitamines and fats your body needs. There are certain oils and products that can help you to sustain a healthy diet. For cleansing your body my mom knows a selery type drink you can make yourself. It's some sort of extract that cleanses your body; I'd have to check with her to give you the details. It's 100% natural and it does work. All the best!