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Has anyone done a complete body cleanse? I saw one that I want to try it looks very good- for 5 days you eat only fruit and drink some sort of shake in the morning. Its suppose to take out all toxins and build up in the stored in your colon. Sounds healthy and you lose 5-10lbs. Its calle 5 Day Juice Detox.

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      Cynthia Schmidt wrote Aug 19, 2012
    • I hesitate supporting any sort of cleanse. Our bodies have good bacteria that builds up in our colons to fight infection, help to digest carbohydrates and help us absorb nutrients. When we rid ourselves of toxins our bodies don’t deliniate between the toxins and the healthy flora.




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      Vikki Hall wrote Aug 20, 2012
    • I’ve been looking into them too but am hesitant for the reasons Cynthia mentioned. If you do it let us know how it goes.




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      Linda L wrote Aug 20, 2012
    • I agree with Cynthia.




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      Kmarie wrote Aug 20, 2012
    • I have not tried one for so long a period. I have used the Arden Garden two day detox and I enjoyed it. I stick to there recommendation and if I get hungry I eat raw vegetables.




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      Marya1961 wrote Aug 20, 2012
    • I take a probiotic on a daily basis in a liquid form and it certainly does a very good job cleansing out the colon and that way the good flora stays put...try Good Belly.happy




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      Kmarie wrote Aug 21, 2012
    • Smoothies are a great way to boost your fruits and veggies daily intake.  It makes a delicious quick breakfast, a nice refreshing snack, a wonderful healthy dessert or a super post-training drink.  Not only the flavor combinations are infinite, you can prepare different recipes to benefit from specific health components from its ingredients.  One other great thing about smoothies is that to the opposite of simple juices, it keeps all the natural fiber, which help cleansing the digestive tract.  The powerful detox foods that go into it help your liver to detox naturally, and they can help you stay healthy and look great.

      Flat Tummy

      Rich in digestion supporting ingredients, this smoothie will help prevent bloating and digestive stress that can sabotage your tummy flattening efforts.

      3/4 c. papaya
      3/4 c. sliced peaches
      1/2 pear, sliced
      1 tsp fresh ginger
      2 mint leaves
      Water to thin
      Skin Saver

      Antioxidants in berries are known to help to fight wrinkles and other skin ageing signs.  Berries are also a great way to control blood sugar that can sabotage your complexion.  This smoothie also contains Omega 3, to fight inflammation, as well as vitamins E and C, both renown to help the skin.

      3/4 c blueberries
      3/4 c pitted cherries
      5 strawberries
      1/4 avocado, peeled and pitted
      2 tsp wheat germ (optional)
      2 tsp ground flaxseed
      Water, to thin
      Peanut Butter Energy Booster

      This protein-rich and minerals-filled smoothie will give you long-lasting energy.  Cinnamon will help to control your blood sugar so your energy level won't crash too quickly.

      1 big banana
      1 scoop of natural hemp protein powder
      2 tsp of natural peanut butter
      1 handful of fresh baby spinach
      1/2 tsp of cinnamon
      Water, to thin
      Bone Lover

      This vitamin-rich green smoothie contains calcium, magnesium and other bone building minerals to keep your bone strong and healthy.

      2 bananas
      1 handful of Swiss chard leaves, stems removed
      1 handful of kale leaves
      1 tsp of green Matcha powder
      1/2 cup of homemade almond milk
      Immune System Booster

      Rich in vitamin A, C and zinc, this smoothie can increase the production of white blood cells and antibodies to get your body ready to resist this season's infections.

      1/2 c. mango cubes
      1/2 c. cantaloupe cubes
      1/2 c. fresh pineapple cubes
      1/4 c. chopped pumpkin seeds
      Water, to thin
      Natural Skin Tanner

      Studies have proven that a beta-carotene rich diet can make your complexion glow, and that particular skin tone is usually considered healthier than a regular skin tan. This smoothie can help you get that healthy glow without risking your skin lying under the sun.

      1/2 cup of cantaloupe cubes
      1/2 cup of papaya
      Juice of 1 orange
      1/2 cup of carrot juice (or water)
      1 small knob of fresh ginger
      Antioxidant Power

      Feel the power of this detox foods-rich smoothie.  Very rich in antioxidants, this smoothie will help to support your liver to detox naturally and help your body stay healthy and young longer.

      1/3 cup of blueberries
      1/3 cup of raspberries
      1/3 cup of pomegranate kernels
      1/4 cup of beet juice (optional)
      1 banana
      Water to thin

      Want more great Detox Smoothies recipes? Check out Lifewithnature's 50 Best Green Detox Smoothies Ever!




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      Mzd3 wrote Aug 21, 2012
    • Thanks for those KMarie, I’ve been doing Smoothies for breakfast lately. May try some of them happy




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      Vikki Hall wrote Aug 21, 2012
    • I’m gonna have to try a few too happy




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      Butterfly13 wrote Aug 21, 2012
    • YUMMMY thanks for all the smoothie ideas- I bought my first blender only a year ago!! I have heard COCONUT WATER is very good for you-perhaps putting in a can of that would do a body good too!!




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