Detox, or detoxification, is the removal of potentially toxic substances from the body. Special diets, supplements, herbs, enemas and other methods help remove environmental and dietary toxins from the body. To make your own juice at home, buy an inexpensive juicer with cutting blades and a centrifugal spin. If possible, you want to look for a juicer that operates a lower speeds to avoid heating and thereby damaging nutrients, adding oxygen to the juice and eliminating impact shock to the fruit or vegetable. Otherwise, you can press juice or squeeze juice by hand or using a presser.
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If you have been diagnosed as a chronic alcoholic or drug addict, the following recipes might help you restore balance to your internal organs and systems. Please consult with a medical doctor before using any of the recipes to be sure that your body is prepared for the cleansing nature of these juices.
1. Carrot, beet juice
3-4 small beets
This is one of the most detoxing juices for the body and specifically for the kidneys. If you are new to juicing, you may want to start with half a dose at first just to test for dizziness, when detoxification starts.
2. Carrot, beet juice+
1 stick celery
This is a great breakfast drink and is very effective in liver cleansing.
3. Citrus blend
1 small lemon
Feel free to add 1 teaspoonful of honey, if the juice is too bitter. As with many other juices, this treatment works best if you drink it in the morning before breakfast.
4. Cabbage juice +
2 pears or 2 carrots
1/2 small cabbage
2 sticks celery
Caw cabbage juice tastes a little sharp to say the leas but it aids digestion and prevents fluid retention and constipation. Cabbage also contains compounds that help the liver function properly as well as protecting against cancer. Celery, watercress, pears or carrots are also powerful intestinal cleansers and contribute to the detoxification process. You can modify this liver detox juice recipe by adding more watercress, spinach or even pear to balance the bitterness.
5. Wheatgrass juice
You must purchase a special wheatgrass extractor (looks like a meat grinder) in order to correctly juice wheatgrass. Wheatgrass is high in chlorophyll which can clean the body, works as a natural antiseptic, neutralize toxins and even slows the aging process.
6. Super Green
2 celery sticks
2 handfuls spinach
TIP: Add the celery and cucumbers last, as these vegetables will help flush the fibres of the other leafy greens from the juicer.
7. Fruit liver cleanse
1 bunch grapes
8. Carrot apple cleanser
handful dandelion leaves
This is a good detox juice recipe that uses dandelion.
9. Alkaline liver cleanse
2 cloves garlic, grated
2 inches ginger, grated
2 Tbs flax oil
1 tsp acidophilus
dash of cayenne (optional)
Juice the lemon and the grapefruit, then add the other ingredients to the juice. This is said to be a cure for a hangover, but contains all of the most potent liver cleansing ingredients. The alkaline liver cleanse gives your liver a gentle flush and the opportunity to heal itself.
10. Extreme liver cleanse
1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
3 cups water
4 TBS Epsom salt
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