toxic cleanse?

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   Posted 7/27/2010 5:57 PM (GMT -6)   
Have any of you tried a toxic cleanse? the kind where you eliminate all caffeine and eat all raw foods. My chiropractor said I should do this to help get rid of pain..... but I am still in limboland and waiting on a diagnosis (although I feel like I have Fibro) Either way, she said it could help with pain no matter what the health issue is because you are getting rid of toxins. I MAY try it after I find out what I have..... but it would be SO HARD to eliminate caffine... I almost don't care if I still have some pain... I have to have my coffee!!! devil

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   Posted 7/27/2010 6:05 PM (GMT -6)   
I've got to have my hot tea, scrambled eggs, meat, etc.  Nope, I obviously haven't tried this.  There are so many "fad" things out there and, if this truly did get rid of your pain, I think it would be all over the news!  I just try to eat a healthy, balanced diet and I don't eat fast foods or prepackaged foods.  There are things in them that I can't even pronounce!  shocked
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   Posted 7/27/2010 6:11 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Bridget, I havent tried this either because like you I would never be able to give up my coffee. lol To me it is torture to have to do a fasting because of the not being able to have my cup of coffee in the morning. I can live without food but stay away from my coffee. lol
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   Posted 7/27/2010 6:46 PM (GMT -6)   
I know what you mean - I tried a couple of weeks ago to forego coffee (trying an IBS diet) and man, did I get an awful headache! It lasted all day. It surprised me, because years ago I stopped drinking it for awhile and had no bad effects. I think it's because I've gotten so used to drinking more of it, and stronger. So I've cut back now, because I hate the idea of it affecting me so much.

As for the toxic cleanse, who knows? There are so many viewpoints as to what you should eat, it makes my head spin (well, a lot of things do that! :) Too many raw veggies gets my bowels in an uproar, but if you can hack it, I can't imagine that it would be bad for you.
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   Posted 7/27/2010 6:47 PM (GMT -6)   
Bridget, I'm leary of dietary changes that seem extreme. I'm " old school" and
believe in everything in moderation, except chocolate:)

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   Posted 7/27/2010 6:50 PM (GMT -6)   
There is no way I could do this.

If it's healthy then I probably don't like it. lol

I'm not a coffee drinker, but I have to have my coke.

I have cut back on them and am drinking more water and juices but still couldnt' do without it completely. And I am also a meat eater, big time. We were raised on meat and potatoes. :D

Hope you find something out soon one way or another.
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   Posted 7/27/2010 7:17 PM (GMT -6)   
I'd never survive it. I don't do caffeine anyway, but I have had to cut out too many foods already for my sensitive stomach - no way am I going on an all raw diet. Ptooey. (No offense to you - I'm just very grumpy tonight.)

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   Posted 7/27/2010 10:55 PM (GMT -6)   
"chicken princess", you didn't offend me! lol... that's too bad you have had to cut out so many foods.

Realistically, I probably won't do it. It just sounds too extreme to me. I am all about eating healthy, but only if it is something a person can continue for life. Something like this lasts two weeks-- and then what? If the pain comes back I'd have to do it all over again. I already have cut out anything fake-- corn syrup, preservatives, food coloring, anything like that. I do like my chips but I make sure and find ones that are all natural. And we try to buy meat with no hormones. I do have sweets once in awhile but I cannot imagine going without any sugar at all. I think some real sugar, in moderation, is better than the fake stuff at least. Anyway, I guess the only really "toxic" thing I put in my body is coffee, but with how tired I am, I just cannot do without it. I will put up with some pain to have it.I don't know if that sounds totally crazy, but at least I know I am in good company here!

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   Posted 7/28/2010 1:29 AM (GMT -6)   
I have a friend with Chronic fatigue who tried this diet and it made no difference what so ever.
So I will not be trying it.

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