Avoid Cleansing Diets (for now): An Explanation of What I Mean When I Use the Term “Cleanse”
In my practice, cleansing refers to the release of stored acids from your organs into your blood and bowel. This creates symptoms, weight gain, and bad blood tests when your bowel is too unhealthy to completely eliminate these acids.
The consumption of a larger amount of cleansing food in your diet is, by far, the number one cause of discomfort on this program—or failure to see quick improvements in your symptoms or weight. Failure is rarely due to the Bowel Strength or bentonite.
Foods that are cleansing yield glucose or other sugars when they are digested. This glucose stimulates the movement of acids from your organs into your blood. This is only good, and valuable, if these acids can be eliminated from your body once they become released. It will take some time before you are healthy enough to eliminate a lot of acids.
If you have started his program and are not looking or feeling better, check the list of cleansing foods below and make sure you have not added more into your diet (compared to the quantity you ate before you started this program.)
Eating a more cleansing diet is by far the number one cause of discomfort, poor stools , bad blood tests, and a lack of change in your weight or symptoms while you are healing your bowel and body!
Most/Very highly cleansing foods: fruit and fruit juices, sugar and sugar-containing foods like desserts and sodas
Highly cleansing foods: carbohydrates like bread, pasta, bagels, cereal, rice and other grains
Moderately cleansing foods: dairy products (as they yield milk sugar when digested), like yogurt (fruit-flavored are much more cleansing than plain yogurt), milk, cottage cheese, cheese, and beans, including soy/tofu
Non-cleansing foods: animal protein like chicken, beef, turkey and fish; green leafy vegetables (while the “dreaded” evil veggies like carrots and potatoes are slightly cleansing); fats like nuts, butter, and avocadoes
Note: alcohol, coffee, and cigarettes are not cleansing. They are highly acidic and damaging to your body and bowel, but in the short-term they often make you feel good, not bad (hence our addictions!). Likewise, over the long run they will make it much harder for you to eliminate acids and to look and feel good. Notice that many of the diets that ultra-thin celebrities consume contain animal protein, vegetables, alcohol and coffee (they are photographed with “Starbuck” cups all the time), because they have learned how to eat in a way to stop the movement of acids into their blood, helping them become thin (at a steep price later on, of course. And note how many of these celebrities “balloon up and gain large quantities of weight in a short period of time (think Janet Jackson), when they stop this horrible diet…)
Many cleansing foods are healthy for you, but until you are healthy, eating them will make you look and feel worse!
To better understand this concept, go to www.YouTube.com, type my name, Donna Pessin, into the search field and watch the video titled “Avoid Cleansing Diets!”