What are some home remedies to detox the body?

January 22, 2012 by  
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Question by dmoore_quan: What are some home remedies to detox the body?
I have been experiencing adbominal bloating and problems with my skin lately. I have taken laxatives and herbal teas and nothing seems to help the bloatness. I want to cleanse my body from the inside out…….and just don’t know how to do it!

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12 Responses to “What are some home remedies to detox the body?”
  1. bmac says:

    Fiber, fiber, fiber. Don’t take pills. Eat high fiber foods. I eat a bowl of Fiber One cereal every morning and believe me…..that will clear the decks. LOL. I also eat a lot of vegetables and drink a lot of water. Teas are ok, but even the herbal ones can dehydrate you–making you feel gross and constipated.

  2. cutie girl says:


    Home Remedies

    The body tends to heal itself if given the right support. Fruit, vegetables and herbs are a gentle way to promote healing.

    Herbs used in Detoxification

    Dandelion is held in high regard as a detoxifier. Dandelion stimulates the elimination of toxins from every cell in the body. It is often used in comprehensive treatments for the liver. Dandelion also increases bile production and stimulates its flow to the gallbladder. The polysaccharide insulin found in dandelion is said to have white blood cell and immune-boosting properties.

    Licorice Root
    Licorice Root is regarded as an important herb for treating kidney ailments and is also recommended for the liver and respiratory tract. Licorice Root’s antioxidant, antiviral, and antibody-stimulating properties make it a liver protectant and detoxifier.

    Cascara Sagrada
    Cascara Sagrada supports healthy bowel function by acting as a mild laxative. This herb can also be helpful in the treatment of gallstones and liver ailments. It also increases secretions of the stomach, liver and pancreas and is a potent cleansing herb.

    Black Walnut Hulls
    Black Walnut Hulls are known to help remove parasites from the intestinal tract and facilitate the removal of toxic buildup and fatty materials.

    Milk Thistle
    Milk thistle is best known as a liver tonic. The active ingredient is silymarin, which is reputed to repair liver damage due to alcohol, drugs (over-the-counter, prescription, and illicit), hepatitis, and exposure to toxins. In Germany, physicians are so impressed with the liver-protecting effects of milk thistle that they routinely prescribe this herb to patients with liver disorders. Milk thistle also strengthens and protects the liver in otherwise healthy people.

    Fruit and vegetable juices assist in detoxification.
    Fruit and vegetable juices are the cleansers, energizers, builders, and regenerators of the human system. A combination of either fresh, raw fruit or vegetable juices will supply all the enzymes, vitamins, minerals, protein and fats critical to increased vitality! By adding live juices to one’s diet as a daily routine, many have experienced a rejuvenating effect and healing of various illnesses such as cancer, leukemia, arthritis, high blood pressure, kidney disorders, skin infections, liver disorders, alcoholism and smoking. Supplying the body with easily-absorbed nutrients, while the body is cleansing itself in the fasting state, avoids the dangers of total abstinence associated with water fasting. Be confident that this method is both safe and beneficial.

    Grapes: There are between 40 and 50 different varieties of grapes that come in a rainbow of greens, whites, reds and purples. Grapes fill the mouth with an explosion of delicious flavors. Grapes are an excellent source of potassium, which encourage an alkaline blood balance and also stimulate the kidneys and regulate heartbeat. The restorative power of grapes is phenomenal, cleansing the liver and removing the uric acid from the body. In France, many people go on a grape fast during harvest time. Studies have shown a lower incidence of cancer in the areas of France where this grape fast is practiced yearly.

    Asparagus: Available in early spring. It can be expensive due to the difficulty in cultivating. Its claim to fame is the amino acid aspargagine that is destroyed by cooking. Aspargagine is a strong diuretic, stimulating the kidneys. Asparagus is a great blood cleanser and excellent for healthy bowel maintenance.

    Parsley: Ancient civilizations have used parsley in medications and in poultices on wounds, boils, cysts and to draw the pus out of an infected cut. Parsley is one of the highest sources of life-giving chlorophyll, which acts like iron to oxidize the blood. Chlorophyll will help neutralize the strong odor of garlic, and is used in chewing gum to sweeten breath. It is a cleanser of the kidneys, liver, and urinary tract. Parsley is effective for upset stomachs by stimulating digestive enzymes. Excellent for the colon by encouraging the peristaltic wave in the intestines.

    Spinach: Never cook spinach. Oxalic acid is destroyed when heat transforms it into oxalic acid crystals that are harmful to the kidneys. It also binds to iron, making it unabsorbable.

    Sweet Potatoes
    Besides being a yummy source of beta-carotene, sweet potatoes and yams have an unusual health side effect: they can remove heavy metals from the body. In fact, doctors in the Soviet Union have prescribed a diet that’s heavy on the spuds for factory workers continually exposed to toxic chemicals.

    Sweet potatoes contain something called “phytochelatins”. This helps them bind to harmful substances like copper, cadmium, mercury and lead which most of us are exposed to on a regular basis from air pollution. The phytochelatins help pass these toxins out of the body.”

    Cranberry Juice
    A powerful healing tonic filled with quinine, which changes to hippuric acid in the liver. Hippuric acid is able to assist in the removal of purines, uric acid, urea and toxic build-up in the prostate gland, testicles, kidneys and bladder.

  3. fdrbcs says:

    Put a teaspoon of APPLE CIDER VINEGAR in a glass of water 3 times daily…that’s the trick!! Centers the digestive track and purifies the blood. Feel better soon!

  4. trevorgl says:

    Have you tried drinking lots of clean water ? Try drinking lots of water and healthy organic food for a week or so.

  5. m c says:

    drink a lot of water, if this does not work, may need to get a check-up. adbominal bloating and skin problems can be caused by many different things. Best to see a doctor and let them find out what is causing it.

  6. gotham158 says:

    Try an herbal cleanse that has to do with two different types of natural pills that comes in a single package (with a CD on it).

    Go to your local health food place and you should see it there as it’s the only package (yellow) that has a CD that comes with it. It’s really helped me out.

  7. brainiac005 says:

    Check with your doctor first, especially if you have a rigorous lifestyle, but I recommend fasting. Take three days out where you just drink water (and 100% fruit juice on an occasional basis if you get dizzy spells). Let the body do the flushing for you. When you come off your fast, stay away from Mc-everything. Try only salads and fruits and the like for a few days after that and see if the results are desirable.

  8. joey322 says:

    try eating more fruits and veggies, drinking more water and getting lots of fiber.

    there are lots of ways to do this.
    i’d start by eating a great breakfast. try oatmeal, an apple and water. then, you won’t be so hungry to snack on bad things. if you get hungry, though, eat something good like raisins.

    then a good sandwich or something for lunch with some carrot sticks and mabe a banana or orange.

    then a good dinnner. and what the heck have some ice cream after dinner for being such a good eater all day!!

    take care.

    p.s. flaxseed oil will help clean out too…but don’t take it forever.

  9. sahajrob says:

    cutie girl gave some really good advice, i only want to add that although home treatment is good, sometimes its good to get a consult.

    in your case, if those suggestions dotn work, you can try to go to a chinese medicine doctor for accupuncture, which should help you with that problem.

    two other suggestions if you are stubborn about doing things at home or dont have options.

    1 is called MASTER CLEANSE, just google that you will get the info

    2nd would be basic macrobiotic diet (brown rice chewed many times) google or get books by osawa or aihara

    i am working on publishing a website on dietary issues, sorry it;s not done or i would point you there.

    one mroe way is colonics, you can buy something called a colema board if you want to do it at home, but note that i do NOT recommend it for more than once every 3 years but can be useful in serious cases. note that some people will recommend that in series of 10 – it is very powerful and I recommend no more than 1 (one) treatment every 3 years.

  10. snowflake says:

    before you have breakfast get a spoon, of extra virgin olive oil,take two spoon of the oil and dink a glass of warm water. that should do the trick also if you don’t feel like drinking the olive oil just get some dried prunes they usually in a box..

  11. meatball7 says:

    With symptoms such as you are experiencing,.. there is a very good chance that you have a Yeast Infection in your system. If this is the case, you are going to have to do some research about how to resolve that. … You may want to see a Naturopathic Physician to determine if you do have yeast. … If you do,.. then consuming fruits or grains of any sort (as well as certain other foods),.. are absolutely the wrong thing for you, because they will only feed the yeast and promote the problem.

    Symptoms of systemic yeast infections: fatigue, memory and concentration problems, bloating, digestive complaints, skin rashes and headaches, mostly due to the overuse of antibiotics.
    Even if you don’t take antibiotics directly, all commercially raised animals receive antibiotics, which are passed to consumers via consumption of meat and dairy. Estrogen-like hormones are also added to animal feed which further aggravates this problem. High blood sugar increases yeast infections.

    There are natural products on the market that will help to cure a Yeast Infection,.. otherise referred to as Candida, … One supplement you should be taking daily is a good “Probiotics” product. … Another would be such as the following: http://www.totaldiscountvitamins.com/Merchant/yeastframe.htm

    You also need to read up on the important dietary consideration where Candida is concerned. There is a good deal of information and books available on the subject which will better inform you on this.

  12. Jebenna says:

    grapefruit juice!

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