I recently completed the "Wild Rose" 12 day herbal body cleansing detoxification. My starting body weight was 190 lbs. and after 5 days I dropped a whopping 12 pounds. My day job is physical and I workout 5 days a week with casual weightlifting. I'm not sure if it's the extra activity or my genes but I do know I feel great mentally and physically. This program works and I want to share the details with you.
The first question most people ask is what is a body cleansing detoxification and how does it benefit our health?
Detoxing your body with the right herbs and supplements is a natural way of removing unwanted toxins and heavy metals from the lymphatic system improving the overall immune system.
Toxin accumulation may also deplete our energy and leave us feeling sluggish and unfocused. It can also disrupt digestion and change our appetite.
The 12 Day Wild Rose Herbal D-Tox Program
The Wild Rose Herbal D-Tox consists of 4 herbal formulas, 3 in tablet form and 1 in a liquid form taken with morning and evening meals. The food choices are very important and there are no limits to how much you eat, as long as you stick to the list of foods in the program.
The first thing I thought about was "what can I eat during this program?" I was allowed to eat as much fish [ most recommended protein ] as I wanted, namely Salmon & Tuna which was convenient for lunches. Other acceptable protein foods below:
Protein Foods [Acid Forming]:
- beef, fresh dried beans, coffee [black /2 cup maximum], whole eggs, grains:barley, kasha, bulgar, spelt, kamut, amaranth, quinoa, oats, rye, brown rice, millet and buckwheat.
- lamb, lentils, liver, nuts, oatmeal, peas [dried], poultry, pork, prunes [cooked], rhubarb[cooked], rice [white], seeds [sunflower, flax], soy beans, tofu [plain & unsweetened], veal and wheatgerm.
Starch Foods [Alkaline Forming] like almonds, millet, buckwheat and brown rice are the most recommended. Other acceptable Starch Foods are as follows:
- apples, apricots, berries[strawberries/raspberries etc, cherries, lemons, peaches, pears, plums, nectarines, popcorn, baked potatoes, pumpkin, squash, sweet potato, yams, sesame seeds, soy milk[without sweeteners], tahini & fresh tomatoes.
Bulk Forming Natural [Neutral Foods]: Most recommended are chives, garlic, ginger, onions [leeks, green onions, shallots etc] , herbal tea [without milk], water.
- Acceptable Bulk Foods: arugula, artichokes, asparagus, avocado, dried green beans, beets and beet tops, bok choy, broccoli, brussel sprouts, butter, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, celery, collards, corn, chards, cucumbers, dandelion, eggplant, endive, escarole, seasoning herbs: basil, oregano, thyme, coriander etc, kale, kohlrabi, lettuce, mustard greens, okra, all oils except peanut oil [olive oil, flax & sunflower oil], parsley, parsnips, peas [green], peppermint, peppers [all], radiccio, radishes, rutabagas, seaweeds, sorrel, spinach, sprouts, turnips, veggie seasoning, water cress.
My Food List:
I stuck to a basic menu with a few organic foods combined namely almond butter, wheatgerm and soy milk. Other daily foods were whole eggs, shredded wheat cereal with soy milk, canned tuna and salmon [including fresh portions], lean chicken & turkey, leafy greens, tomatoes, apples, rice cakes, white potatoes, brown rice, black coffee [2 cups max.], green tea, and avocados and other veggies[mostly carrots & broccoli].
If you stick to the recommended foods you're going to feel great! As you can see there's no bread, refined products [ sugar is taboo!] and milk products. There's no limit to how much you can eat and I never felt hungry at night [Green tea was a nice pacifier along with an apple].
In conclusion I'm sticking with this diet regimen and will probably do another body cleansing detoxification in 6 months. I recommend the Wild Rose D-Tox [available at most health food stores] for the positive effects you will achieve both physically and mentally.