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How do I do a cleansing detox?

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  • AMehmet Oz, MD, Cardiology, answered
    Kathy Freston, author of The Quantum Wellness Cleanse, suggests doing a "cleanse" once or twice a year to detox the body.

    Here's how: Eliminate caffeine, alcohol, gluten, animal products, and sugar from your diet for three weeks. During that time, eat healthy foods. Freston highly recommends foods associated with the Mediterranean diet, an eating lifestyle praised for its ties to heart health and longevity. Some Mediterranean-diet staples include walnuts, chickpeas and other legumes, vitamin-rich leafy greens like kale, heart-healthy olive oil, and fresh fruit, which is packed with phytonutrients. 

    Freston's detox plan may seem challenging, but you'll be rewarded with amazing energy and probably shed a few pounds to boot.

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  • AStephen H. Atkins, PhD, Functional Medicine, answered
    Dr. Stephen Atkins - How do I do a cleansing detox?
    According to Dr. Stephen Atkins, an integrative medicine specialist, there are many different ways you can do a cleansing detox. Watch this video to learn how to make your detox an exhilarating experience.
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