Liver Detox & Gallbladder Cleanse, Days & Weeks After Detox
To recap the instructions on Day 5, the next two to three days will determine how much of the benefit you retain. Once again, eat slowly and chew your food well. Don't overeat. Start small and build to normal portions over the next three days.
- Now that you have had your final morning drink, oil is not a problem. You can also start having flax oil or flax seed again if you want.
- Any salad combination is okay (organic if possible). Homemade olive oil dressings work best. Avoid dressings containing dairy. As much as possible, avoid commercial dressings made with refined vegetable oils.
- Use lettuce, spinach, kale, and sprouts of all kinds. Add avocados, zucchini, onion, artichoke hearts, palm hearts, shredded carrots or beets, mandarin oranges, raisins, or dried cranberries.
- Fresh fruit salad works too.
Over the next few weeks, this is the time to think about rebuilding your body after such an intense detox. For example, you just spent 5 days killing every type of virus, pathogen, fungi, and bacterium in your body.
Now you can continue to protect your natural defenses by rebuilding the beneficial bacterial in your intestinal tract and colon. So, start incorporating a probiotic into your daily health regimen. But don't stop there, continue with Jon Barron's complete Baseline of Health guideline! In case you have not read his free book yet that outlines this program, here is a quick summary...
After Detoxing, Jon's Daily Natural Health Guidelines:
After detoxing, probiotics, digestive enzymes, and proteolytic enzymes are pretty much Jon's sine qua non of health. If you do these regularly along with proper eating, periodic juice fasting, liver detoxing, and exercise, your health is going to be pretty darn good.
- At one time, Jon Barron used to consider a broad-based vitamin/mineral supplement the cornerstone of the Baseline of Health Program. Nowadays, he personally uses more Digestive Enzymes than any other single supplement. He says that if he had one single supplement to take, it would probably be digestive enzymes with every meal.
- It may no longer be number one on his list, but a broad-based vitamin/mineral supplement is still a major component of the program. He recommends you find one you like and use it regularly along with daily trace minerals.
- A good Probiotic Formula is essential to keep beneficial bacteria populations at optimum levels.
The rest of the items in this list are somewhat "optional." To put it another way, the more you do wrong in your daily life (i.e., eat badly, no exercise, etc.), the more of the following items become mandatory in terms of basic maintenance. If you're looking for optimum health, then the more of the following you do, the better, regardless of how well you're living. For what it's worth, Jon Barron says he does all of them:
- Jon says that the more he uses proteolytic enzymes, the more attached he's become to their benefits. He now considers them essential for optimum health.
- Superfood powder should become a regular part of your diet -- if not daily, at least 2-3 times a week. Find a good product and either mix it in juice, or blend it in fruit smoothies.
- Water soluble fiber in the form of freshly ground golden flaxseed, psyllium seed husks, or chia seeds should be used to supplement most diets.
- If you eat any grains or moderately high glycemic carbohydrates, you definitely want to be using a fiber based metabolic sugar enhancer to block receptor sites and slow the glycemic response.
- A full-spectrum antioxidant is essential to control free radical damage, prevent disease, slow down the degradation of organs such as your eyes, and extend life.
- The best sources of Omega-3 fatty acids are fish oil, krill oil, and high lignan cold-pressed, organic flax oil. Each has features that make it unique and invaluable. Use all three for a total of 3 grams worth each day.
- Vitamin D deficiency is emerging as a major source of age related conditions. 1000-2000 IU a day of D3 is not too much -- particularly if you don't spend much time in the sun. And even if you spend time in the sun, it's still worth supplementing -- particularly as you get older.
- Despite the odd (flawed) dissenting study, numerous studies have shown that high quality vitamin E supplementation promotes health. Make sure you use a full spectrum E that emphasizes gamma E and all of the tocotrienols.
- L-carnosine is an expensive supplement, but Jon swears it's also one of the reasons he doesn't look his age. Dosage is age-related. Jon uses 1500 mg a day in combination with DMAE and Acetyl-l-carnitine as found in his formula.
- For cardiovascular health, Jon suggests using ubiquinol CoQ10 at 50 mg a day.
- Jon rotates through immune boosters such as Echinacea, AHCC, and colostrum. He also uses pathogen destroyers semi-regularly (a couple of times a week) and on an as needed basis.
- Jon also swears by brain enhancing herbs such as bacopa monnieri. They definitely improve short term concentration and maximize the outlook for long term cognitive function.
P.S. If you would like to share your detox experiences, feel free to send us your testimonial. We would be grateful for your comments and feedback as we expand the self-guided detox program.
- Do you feel any different now?
- Did you lose any weight?
- Did you notice any change in your eyesight or sense of taste or smell?
- Did you notice anything unusual in your stools?
- Do you feel lighter, cleaner, sharper?
- What ups and downs did you experience?
- And doesn't all of that holiday eating now seem like a distant memory?
Thanks again for all your support. As Jon likes to say, "Good Health and Long Life" to you all.
PS: And remember to eat carefully for the next few days to maximize the benefits of the detox!