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3-Day Detox Plan

Shake off the doldrums from the inside out with this 3-day, non-fasting cleanse.

3-Day Detox Plan
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Detox Diet
Include the following on each day of the program:
* 8 ounces of lean protein.
* Fresh vegetables, steamed or raw, favoring leafy greens (spinach, kale) and high-fiber options (broccoli, celery). Eat as much as you want.
* 4 servings of fruit, including 2 organic apples for fiber.
* Lots of filtered water, as well as the Master Cleanser and Cranberry Elixir as prescribed.

MASTER CLEANSER
Elson Haas, M.D., founder and director of the Preventive Medical Center of Matin in California and author of The New Detox Diet, recommends starting each day of your detox with this libation. Mix the ingredients together, and drink immediately.
8 ounces filtered water
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1 tablespoon maple syrup
dash cayenne pepper

CRANBERRY ELIXIR
Ann Louise Gittleman, Ph.D., author of The Fast Track One-Day Detox Diet, suggests this tonic concoction. Mix the ingredients together in a glass, and drink immediately.
1 ounce unsweetened cranberry juice
8 ounces water
2 teaspoons green superfood (chlorophyll/ antioxidant) mixture, such as Sweet Wheat wheatgrass powder

Three-Day Cleanse
You can expect visible results when you follow a healthful plan such as this one. Drink plenty of filtered water each day, take a multivitamin, and allow time for extra sleep. Whey protein powder, milk thistle seed, tincture of schisandra, flaxseed oil, dandelion tea, cod liver oil, and green superfood are available at natural-foods stores. (Prepare the milk thistle seed in a coffee or nut grinder, and store in the refrigerator for up to a week.)

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