lingo28 wrote:American diet is horrendous. I stopped eating animals in the last year, I recommend it to everyone. I have also started using things like natural toothpaste and mouthwash, shampoo and body soap, and deodorant. I get a lot of these products from the Vitamin Shoppe. It's never too late to start. I have never felt better in my entire life.
I'm not really knowledgeable on this, but I did read that for a certain metabolic type (common in northern Europe apparently), a short period of time (days to weeks) on a vegetarian diet is a great way to detox and makes them feel great, but not medium or long term. There was another metabolic type that did the best on a southern med/middle east/Indian sub continent vegetarian type diet only. I forget about it now though. I'd worry that diet is not a one-shoe-fits-all policy and wouldn't try and shoe horn anyone down a particular path.
The best thing I notice for my health personally is mineral supplements. I also did a strong oral detox with multi-mineral ascorbates which made me feel absolutely elated for a couple of days, but with a severe detox reaction.
In 2007 I also did a herb bowl cleanse coupled with a fast. I managed to just complete the required 5 day period. All I drank was water and apple juice. One of the herb dosages was raw (not capsules) and was disgusting to take, but what came out of my bowels was gross. I did several no.2s over those 5 days culminating in the strangest looking bright yellow hairy worm parasite right at the last bowel movement on the 5th day. Most of the stuff was what they call mucloid plaque which had lined my intestine. By the end of the 5th day I couldn't take it any longer and had to have two giant half-pound cheese burgers. Even then, that only half satiated my hunger.
I tried it again in 2012, but it wasn't the same type of cleanse. It was only capsules and didn't have any effect on me. I forgot where I got the original disgusting 2007 cleanse herbs from, but they certainly did work.
I feel I'm in need of another major cleanse. A week just drinking juice and some kind of bowel cleanse would be very nice.
"When you have eliminated all which is impossible, then whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth."