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Detox Diets For Dummies

ISBN: 978-0-470-61874-5
360 pages
February 2010
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Detox Diets For Dummies is your guide to making informed choices about cleansing your body and mind safely and conveniently

Researchers have found that we ingest dangerous chemicals every day in our food, water, and the air we breathe. Detox Diets For Dummies helps you understand the effects of these chemicals on your body and find safe, gentle methods to expel them from your system.

This comprehensive guide provides clear, reliable information on the leading detox plans so you can accurately assess your own needs and select the best plan for your desired detox goal. A screening quiz helps you identify the program and plan that best suits your lifestyle and personal detox objectives. Detox Diets For Dummies provides plenty of healthy recipes and exercises help clear your body of toxins without harmful or unpleasant side effects.

  • Helps you flush away harmful chemicals safely and easily
  • Reveals why some popular detox programs may cause more harm than good
  • Supplies a screening quiz to help you identify your personal detox needs and choose the right program
  • Recommends programs for quitting smoking or drinking, fighting allergies, and losing weight, calming stress and anxiety, increasing your energy, and revitalizing your spirit.
  • Includes more than 35 recipes for safe cleansing of toxins and other harmful agents

Whether you are motivated by weight loss, disease prevention, metal purification, or physical revival-Read Detox Diets For Dummies for a variety of detox programs that are all natural and fit every lifestyle.

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Introduction.

Part I: Getting to the Bottom of Natural Detoxification.

Chapter 1: Understanding Detoxifi cation and Detox Dieting.

Chapter 2: Tackling the Different Types of Toxins and Their Effects on You.

Chapter 3: Discovering Where Toxins Come From (And How to Avoid Them!).

Chapter 4: Understanding How Your Body Detoxifi es Itself.

Part II: Working toward a Detoxified Life: Getting Started.

Chapter 5: Taking the Detoxifi cation Initiative: The Basics of Detoxing Your Body.

Chapter 6: Recognizing Toxin-filled and Otherwise Unhealthy Foods.

Chapter 7: Deciding on the Best Foods for a Toxin-free Dinner Table.

Chapter 8: How Toxic Are You? The Detoxifi cation Quiz.

Part III: Enhancing Wellness through Detoxification.

Chapter 9: Reaching Your Ideal Weight (And Staying There!) with Detox Dieting.

Chapter 10: Boosting Your Immune System.

Chapter 11: Increasing Your Energy Level.

Chapter 12: Fighting Allergies.

Chapter 13: Improving Circulation.

Chapter 14: Using Detoxifi cation to Help Your Body Heal after a Smoking Addiction.

Chapter 15: Drowning Alcohol Abuse.

Chapter 16: Enhancing Mental Health with Detoxification.

Part IV: Maintaining Healthy Detoxification Habits.

Chapter 17: Supporting Healthy Body Chemistry.

Chapter 18: Trying a Few Other Kinds of Detoxification.

Part V: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 19: Ten Foods to Leave at the Store.

Chapter 20: Ten Ways to Tell That Your Detox Diet Is Working. 

Chapter 21: Ten Supplements to Take Daily.

Chapter 22: Ten Common Detoxifi cation Pitfalls.

Index.

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Dr. Gerald Don Wootan, DO, M.Ed., is a board-certified osteopathic physician and the medical director of Jenks Health Team, a medical practice that specializes in integrative medicine with an emphasis on natural detoxification and nutritional supplementation. M. Brittain Phillips is a freelance writer.

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