Advanced Detoxing: Eliminating Allergy Inducing Foods

For those who want to truly maximize their results and dedicate themselves even further to the detox process. The beginning stage of a beginner and advanced detox both include the elimination stage. However, instead of only eliminating some of the allergy provoking foods, we will focus on all foods that typically cause issues with people.

Foods to Avoid

Alcoholic beverages: beer, brandy, rum, whiskey, wine or other fermented or aged liquors.

Baked goods (Gluten and gluten-free):Including rolls, bread, coffee cakes, and pastries.

Dairy products: Milk, yogurt, cheese, and cottage cheese.

Fruits: Oranges, tangerines, pineapples, grapes and all melons as well as fruit juice (these fruits tend to contain molds, yeast, and/or have high sugar content.

Dried and canned fruit: Too high in simple sugars and may contain sulfates.

Fungi: Edible mushrooms and truffles.

Hydrogenated oils: Margarine, shortening, palm oils, lard, and other oil that is hydrogenated or partially hydrogenated.

Malt products: Cereals, candies, and malt beverages.

Processed meats and fish: Ham, all pickled meats, smoked meats and fish, sausages, hot dogs, luncheon meats, corned beef, pastrami, pickled herring. Many of these meants are cured or pickled with nitrates or nitrites or are difficult for the body to digest when detoxifying.

Selected Nuts: Peanuts, cashews, chestnuts, hazelnuts, pecans, pine nuts, and walnuts. The nuts and seeds listed that tend to be roasted in oil or have a high mold content.

Sugar and refined sugar: All desserts, ice cream, candy, soda, and any product containing:  sucrose, dextrose, fructose, maltose, lactose, glucose, mannitol, sorbitol, honey, molasses, maple syrup, date sugar, brown sugar, and turbinado sugar. Simple sugars release glucose too quickly into blood stream.

Wheat: All wheat breads, rolls, pastas, and cereals.

Yeast: Baker’s yeast and brewer’s yeast (all vinegar). 

As well as the foods listed above, eliminate the foods from the article detoxing for beginners: put these foods on the naughty list.

What Should You Focus On?

Fresh Vegetables

Eat 5-7 servings of veggies per day.   These veggies can be raw or cooked. Avoid your intake of high-glycemic vegetables (Lima beans, corn, white potato, sweet potato, yams)

Fresh Fruits 

Consume 1-3 servings a day o fruits such as blueberries, cherries, and peaches. Avoid fruits high in carbohydrates such as bananas, prunes, and figs.


Consume fish oils, olive oil, and other sources of Omega 3 fats.  Coconut, avocado, palm oil are all okay to consume. Minimize fats from animals which are not grass-fed, free range, wild caught.   Avoid canola and vegetable oils.


Fiber will help the body eliminate toxins through the intestines.

Quality protein 

Consume 3-4 servings per day.  Invest in grass fed, free range meats. It’s okay to consume a protein shake but make sure that the ingredients are not on the “naughty list”. Beef, venison, buffalo, pork (no ham or cured pork), chicken, cod, turkey, halibut, white fish, lamb are all great sources.


Try to drink at least eight 8-oz glasses of water ever day. Water is essential to detoxification by eliminating toxins from the bloodstream, lubricates and flushes wastes and toxins from all cells.

The information provided in this series of detox articles is knowledge I have learned throughout the years. From Dr. LaValle, to Life Time’s approach, to various seminars and professional speakers.

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