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Posted by Dr. Mark Hyman

If you’re one of the millions of Americans suffering from obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure or even just plain feeling crummy as a result of the Standard American Diet (SAD), you’ll want to seriously consider detoxifying.

Unfortunately, feeling lousy has become the “new normal” for many people. We dismiss things like carrying around extra weight, feeling achy, constantly being tired, having no sex drive, and increased risk for disease as natural side effects of aging.

A well-designed detoxification plan such as the 10-Day Detox can help to reset the body and kickstart our health. One of the key components of the 10-Day Detox is including a plethora of foods that help boost the body’s natural detoxification processes.

These foods include:

  • - Cruciferous vegetables daily – at least 1 cup daily – includes broccoli, kale, collards, Brussels sprouts and cauliflower

  • - Garlic cloves – 2 to 3 every day (or take a garlic supplement)

  • - organic green tea in the morning instead of coffee

  • - Fresh vegetable juices – including celery, cilantro, parsley and ginger

  • - Prepared herbal detoxification teas containing a mixture of burdock root, dandelion root, ginger root, licorice root, sarsaparilla root, cardamom seed, cinnamon bark and other herbs

  • - High-quality, sulfur-containing proteins includes eggs, whey protein, garlic and onions

  • - Bioflavonoids which are found in grapes, berries and citrus fruits

  • - Dandelion greens to help liver detoxification, improve the flow of bile and increase urine flow.

  • - Celery to increase the urine flow and aid in detoxification.

  • - Cilantro which may help remove heavy metals

  • - Rosemary, which contains carnosol, a potent booster of detoxification enzymes

  • - Curcuminoids (turmeric and curry) for their antioxidant and anti-inflammatory action

  • - Chlorophyll found in dark-green leafy vegetables and in wheat grass

 Dr. Hyman is a practicing family physician, a ten-time #1 New York Times bestselling author, and an internationally recognized leader, speaker, educator, and advocate in his field. He is the Director the Cleveland Clinic Center for Functional Medicine. He is also the founder and medical director of The UltraWellness Center, chairman of the board of the Institute for Functional Medicine, a medical editor of The Huffington Post, and was a regular medical contributor on many television shows including CBS This Morning, Today Show, Good Morning America, CNN, and The View, Katie and The Dr. Oz Show.

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