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Started 21-Day Detox with 1-Ingredient food
« on: January 27, 2013, 09:48:49 AM »
I've been Paleo for over a year now.  In the beginning I lost almost 15 pounds in 2 months, and best of all I never went hungry.  With that being said, I still struggled with bathroom time  :( and feeling bloated  :o.  I began to supplement with enzymes and hydrochloric acid to help me digest the protein better.  Helped a little bit. 

I did some research around the web during the holidays and found that cleansing might be a good option for me.  I found this digestive health detox by a company called Botanic Choice.  I decided to try it because it wasn't too crazy of a price.  The hanbook that comes with a diet recommends foods that contain 1 ingredient, plus the nutritionist selected foods that she considers are the most beneficial and "low allergenic"  It also comes with a fiber/colon supplement (seems pretty standard), probiotics and grapefruit seed extract.  I never heard of grapefruit extract before so I google it.  I guess it works with helping get rid of yeast in the digestive tract.  I was taking a probiotic prior, so I wonder if the grapefruit S E had anything to do with getting rid of my bloating?  Has anyone used GSE?

I'm now on day 15 and feel really, and I mean, really good.  She advises to use these kale shots in the morning to get the system going.  Best of all I don't have to buy one of those $$$$$ blenders.  I use $40.00 Target find!

Has anyone heard of this: 21 Day Digestive Health Detox? www.21daydigestivehealthdetox.com
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Re: Started 21-Day Detox with 1-Ingredient food
« Reply #1 on: January 27, 2013, 10:20:56 AM »
1 thing I found that helps me digest copious amounts of protein is to not drink within 30 minutes of eating. 

So if I plan to eat at 12 noon no water or other liquids from 11:30a - 12:30pm.  It takes some getting used to at first, but if you're consuming enough water anyway at other times you really don't NEED it with your meals.


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Re: Started 21-Day Detox with 1-Ingredient food
« Reply #2 on: January 27, 2013, 12:58:46 PM »
Hi Eric!  Yes, I agree...drinking fluids are a big no no.  I grew up with Japanese next door neighbors and I remember them telling me not to drink before, during and after food.  I've come to the conclusion (with Paleo) that it does work, but for women, we have to pay special attention to not overdoing the protein.  My boyfriend started paleo the same time I did and had A+ results with no bloating and went to bathroom without problems.   :)

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Re: Started 21-Day Detox with 1-Ingredient food
« Reply #3 on: January 27, 2013, 04:27:58 PM »
If you're eating good stuff, i.e. real food, you'll be fine always.  99% of the population is on a garbage in garbage out diet (see Health Care industry, Pharmaceuticals, Drug use, Depression, etc.)

Though some benefit trying to balance out acids with alkalines.  Also, protein is almost always good in my opinion, but then again I do a lot of strength workouts.

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Re: Started 21-Day Detox with 1-Ingredient food
« Reply #4 on: January 29, 2013, 08:40:17 AM »
I agree Eric!  Do you know of any studies out there regarding men vs. women and higher protein intake & digestion?  I've also had girlfriends tell me the same about going low carb/paleo and bloat/constipation. 


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Re: Started 21-Day Detox with 1-Ingredient food
« Reply #5 on: February 05, 2013, 01:10:51 PM »
Done with the cleanse and added eggs back into my diet.  So, my experience wasn't so great.  I became bloated within 5 minutes.  I cooked the eggs with coconut oil and spinach.  The eggs are organic, fyi.  I'm back on the detox diet again and feel no bloating.  She advises to add stuff back in and if there's a bad symptom that comes about, remove it and go back to the preselected ingredients.  Will continue with these foods for 3 more days then I'll add some quinoa and a shot of espresso to see how I do.  I'm still motivated!  Feeling A++++++++++++++ 8) 8) 8) 8) 8)