The Necessary Guidelines of the Intensive Detox Stage

During the Intensive Stage, you still keep out the high allergen foods. This is essential to yield the best results possible and stay focused as you work towards your detoxing goals.

Alcoholic beverages

 Beer, brandy, rum, whiskey, wine or other fermented or aged liquors

Baked goods

Including rolls, bread, coffee cakes, and pastries

Dairy products

Including milk, yogurt, cheese, and cottage cheese

Fruits (listed ones tend to contain molds, yeast, and/or have high sugar content)

Including oranges, tangerines, pineapples, grapes and all melons as well as fruit juice

Dried and canned fruit

Dried and canned fruit is high in simple sugars and may contain sulfates


Mainly edible mushrooms and truffles

Hydrogenated oils

Including margarine, shortening, palm oils, lard, and other oil that is hydrogenated or partially hydrogenated

Malt products

Including cereals, candies, and malt beverages

Some meats and fish (many are cured or pickled with nitrates or nitrites or are difficult for the body to digest when detoxifying)

Including ham, all pickled meats, smoked meats and fish, sausages, hot dogs, luncheon meats, corned beef, pastrami, pickled herring

Nuts: (the list has nuts and seeds that tend to be roasted in oil or have a high mold content)

Peanuts, cashews, chestnuts, hazelnuts, pecans, pine nuts, and walnuts

Sugar and refined sugar (simple sugars release glucose too quickly into blood stream)

Including 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


Including all wheat breads, rolls, pastas, and cereals


Including baker’s yeast and brewer’s yeast (all vinegar) 

What Can You Do?

Now however, your foods begin to broaden and are less restrictive. (Changes from Phase 1 are noted in italics)

Foods to Consume

Fresh Vegetables. Eat 5-7 servings of veggies per day. These veggies can be raw or cooked. (Limit your intake of high-glycemic vegetables for example Lima beans, corn, white potato, sweet potato, yams to once a week)

Fresh Fruits. Consume 1-3 servings a day o fruits such as blueberries, cherries, and peaches. Limit fruits high in carbohydrates such as bananas, prunes, and figs to once a week.

Fats. 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. 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.

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

*Note. The detox is a collection of information I have learned throughout the years. From Dr. LaValle, to Life Time’s approach, to various seminars and professional speakers

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