Thursday, May 19, 2011

21 Day Detox & Purification, after Class 1

Here are some questions that came up recently that you may find helpful as you embark on the program. My wife and I are gearing up this weekend to officially start on Monday. Stay tuned for more:

1. Where do I find the recipes with the asterisk that are not written out on the recipe List?
The recipes are at the end of the handout. They may not be in the order they appear in the menu. I noticed the Carrot Curry recipe was not there. I've added it here:

Carrot Curry with Brown Rice

Carrots – 3 or 4

Onion – 1 small (chopped)

Green chilli – 3 or 4

Ginger – 1 inch piece (finely chopped)

Small Green lentils – 2 tsp

Mustards seeds – ½ tsp

Cumin seeds – ½ tsp

Coriander seed, ground- ¼ tsp

Sea Salt – to taste

Clarified butter (ghee) or Coconut Oil – 1 tbsp

Wash, peel and grate carrots. Place in a sauce pan and add enough water to just cover the carrot, add a dash of sea salt, cover and cook till it is 80% done, drain the water and set side.

Heat a separate frying pan on med, add oil or ghee, when heated, add lentil and fry for 30 sec., then add mustard seeds, cumin seeds and let them crackle, then add chopped ginger, coriander, green chili and fry for 1 min.

Now add chopped onion and cook till they are soft.

Now add grated carrot, mix well, and adjust salt, add and cook for 5 min on medium heat.

Serve hot with ½ cup cooked brown rice.

2. Do I continue using the supplements I was taking or stop until the 21 days are over?
You can stop all supplements. You can continue to use those recommended by your ND guiding you through the program.
3. Do I stop my prescriptions?
Again check with your doctor. In many if not most cases you will be able to come off of most of your medications.
4. One recipe calls for canned tomatoes? The detox program says no canned items. Do I not use that recipe?
Good question. Not all of the recipes are perfect for the program. You can substitute fresh cooked tomato or use an organic canned version (Eden Foods or Muir Glen). Just keep the canned foods to a minimum and without any additives like sugar and preservatives.
5. Do I have to make my own broth or can I use the vegetable broth or chicken broth in the carton?
You can use some carton broths, but what I wrote above applies; no prohibited additives. Look in Fred Meyers natural and organic section or Huckleberries.
6. Can I use ground flax instead of flaxseed oil?
Yes, but in moderation. No more that 1 tablespoon per day at first. Remember you're getting lots of fiber in the program. Use a variety of acceptable oils if possible, to get the healing fats you need. If you are not using flax oil, definitely take fish or krill oil.
7. We eat a lot of bell peppers and tomatoes. Since I haven't noticed a reaction, I assume I can eat these. I do find I belch when I have green peppers. Should I avoid them?
Given your symptoms with green peppers, I'd avoid them. If you tolerate other nightshades (tomato, pepper, eggplant) they should be fine.
I realize you have probably answered these questions before but my memory is one of my problems at present.
That is OK. Many of these details don't get addressed until you ask. If you stick to the key principles of the program and are able to tolerate the shakes, you should do well. It's OK to vary from the menu plan and substitute as you are able. The BIG things to avoid are the dairy, wheat, sugar, and packaged/processed foods, while getting lots of fresh produce.

Dr. G


Anonymous said...

I was told that I was toxic by a chiropractor. I tried a powdered green drink, as well as Dr. Schulzes bowel detox and had to discontinue due to constipation. Can you tell me why? I would like to try the 21 day detox tht you are doing. Will that be posted on your site somewhere?

David Graves, ND said...
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David Graves, ND said...

There are a number of reasons constipation may occur while attempting a "detox." Without knowing your specific situation, I can't say why this happened for you. Many detox products are not appropriate for some individuals and I'd recommend you consult with a licensed naturopathic physician to determine your unique needs.

Some get constipation from too much fiber, especially if they've had a fiberless diet prior. This can also be from not enough water intake. Psyllium can cause this. If one gets constipated while taking any kind of detox supplements they need to stop or consult their doctor. A beet a day can sometimes do the trick.

I prefer the SP 21 Day Purification program because it is safe and effective without any gimmicks. I can provide email or phone support for anyone interested in completing this program. See SP link for more info:

Anonymous said...

Hi, I couldn't find the link you gave for the 21 day purification diet. Is there another location to find it?

David Graves, ND said...

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