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Topic of this week is: Detox – The necessity to good health or fools gold.

Tammy Wilson is an authority on this matter.

I met with Tammy to get her insight on the subject.    


Question Fab40

Tammy, what are the reasons that we need to detox?

Answer: Tammy:

The general principle behind detox diets seems to be that our bodies can't cope with all the toxins that modern life throws at us — pollution, cigarette smoke, pesticides, preservatives, caffeine and alcohol. These toxins are said to cause a myriad of problems from fatigue and headaches to weight gain and lowered immunity. The idea is that by detoxing, you'll lose weight and feel great. The problem is, that maybe people detox to lose weight (hence the many varieties of starvation).

Question Fab40: Opinion from experts very on this matter, what do the experts say?

Answer Tammy:

According to Dr Carey, if we are relatively healthy, our bodies should be able to deal with toxins all on their own — that's what your liver, kidneys and skin are for. "Some detox programmes are really bad for you. It is never good to starve your body and things like colonic irrigation can be very dangerous. Just be careful what you choose and make sure you supplement. The best option is a healthy lifestyle."

Question Fab40

What can you recommend to our group of fabulous women on how to aquire Healthy habits?

Answer Tammy

While we can't necessarily control the levels of pollution, we can definitely limit some of the toxins that get into our bodies. The most obvious measures are to cut out smoking completely and to cut back on alcohol and caffeine. By *eating organic foods and reducing your intake of 'junk' or processed foods, you'll decrease your intake of preservatives and pesticides. Those well-worn words of wisdom — eat lots of fruit and veggies and drink at least two liters of water a day — have some validity. While you could probably cut back on 'unhealthy' red or fatty meat, it is important to get in all your food groups. Rooibos tea, which is full of antioxidants (but no caffeine) is a good alternative to coffee.

A healthy lifestyle is not only about what you eat. Exercising regularly will speed up your metabolism and help you to eliminate toxins through sweat. Plenty of sleep and de-stressing exercises such as yoga or meditation will also lead to a healthy happy body (and mind).

Question Fab40  

You mentioned that you tried several diets in order to keep yourself lean but gave them up and went on this program that changed your life.

Answer Tammy

I've decided to toss those diet tricks aside and make a serious commitment to my health. I plan to eat more fruit, drink water instead of tea and opt for organic food. Spring is all about fresh beginnings, so banish all thoughts of a quick fix from your mind and commit to habits that'll leave you healthy and happy.

Question Fab40 Thank you for taking the time to talk to us.

Answer Tammy

I'm thrilled to share this plan with my sorority sisters that worked so well for me. If anyone has any question, I'm here to help, please feel free to call me or contact me at 858 525-1400through my site at:


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