Have the popularity of detox gone too far?
Long extreme detox plans are not only potentially dangerous, they are also very hard to stick to.
That is where the ADF or Alternate-Day Fast comes in.
Fasting one day and then eating normal the next.
The ADF is much easier to stick to and you can still go about your social life as usual during the days when you are not fasting. But is it effective?
A study on mice showed that even eating half the food every other day and normal amounts the next gave a fat cell loss of 35%.
Read more in Times Online article Is detox safe?
More about Alternative Day Diet:
You probably never thought about it but your shampoo is very likely to contain silicone derivatives.
The Good thing is that silicone derivatives adds luster and sheen to your hair.
The Bad thing is that they cause tumor in lungs and thorax.
How they work
Silicone derivatives are use in 99% of the shampoos on the market today. They make the hair look shiny as they coat the hair in a plastic like rap. This might feel ok until you learn that the same plastic coat causes cancer when it is put on lab rats.
Maybe you want to detox to secure your spring weight loss or because of the unhealthy food we stuff ourselves with, spring is a great time to detox. I find detox much easier than fasting. All you need is to find some good recipes and get started. Today I scanned the web and look what I found.
No matter where I turn the message is there:
The foundation of health begins in our digestive system.
For me the idea that a lot of our undigested food gets stuck in our intestines is revolting. Our intestine gets thicker and thicker while the canal where the food passes gets smaller and smaller.
But how can I know just how good or bad MY digestive system is working?
It is very easy. Chances are fair that you have all you need at home and can get started in about 30 sec. Basically as soon as you’ve finished reading this post.
Simply do this:
Grab a handful of shelled sunflower seeds and swallow them with as little chewing as possible.
Now all you have to do is look out for when then seeds come out in the other end.
If the seeds show up in up to 12 hours you’re in pretty good shape. But if it is more maybe even several days. Well, then you know you need to do something about it.
Remember to keep looking for a couple of days because it might be that some show up after 12 hours but that some take several days to pass.
More reading from around the web:
Can a single meal be dangerous?
According to TIME magazine it takes only one high-fat, high-sugar meal can trigger a biochemical cascade, causing inflammation of blood vessels and immediate, detrimental changes to the nervous system.
Sounds pretty scary. Does this mean that we ALWAYS have to watch out with EVERYTHING we eat?
Of course not. I want to live a long healthy life and I’m really conscious about what I eat but still I’m only human.
I believe in the 80 / 20 rule.
If you eat healthy 80 percent of the time you can eat unhealthy the other 20. Read more
I am one of those people who gain around the waist first. I’m allways trying to find new fun ways to trim my waistline. Therefore I’d like to share this great Yoga exercise that helps your body detox and…trims your waistline.
I really like Yoga. It gives you strength, flexibility and peace of mind. Ever since I started working (spending a lot of time in front of the computer) I’ve had problems with back ache. For long periods I could not do any workout since I had too much pain. This was until I found Yoga.