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Detoxing Your Diet

The Martha Stewart Show, January 2010

You've probably heard about intense detoxification regimens that demand much in the way of discipline without offering much in the way of taste or satisfaction.

Detox doesn't have to be that way, says Dr. Alejandro Junger, author of "Clean" and creator of the detox program for our Whole Body Action Plan. True, you do need to limit your diet and forego certain indulgences before and during your detox. (Get a list of foods to include and avoid.) Our program calls for four days of light lunches and liquid breakfasts and dinners, which allow your digestive system to focus on driving out toxins.

However, there's no reason those nutrients can't come in a fresh, flavorful package. For liquid meals, try a Mango Smoothie or Fennel and Apple Juice, as prepared on "The Martha Stewart Show" by Martha and Dr. Junger. For lunch, see our detox-friendly lunch recipes.

Get a jump on total mind-and-body wellness with our four-week Whole Body Action Plan.

Comments (4)

  • sawhite50 25 Jul, 2010

    I can not find the hand reflexology chart Dr. Junger referred to on the show. How can I locate it? My e-mail is
    Thanks you.

  • lorboo 19 Jul, 2010

    Stevia is the only way to go and is great for diabetics!
    Yes, Splenda is a substitute and should be avoided.

  • sweetchula 19 Jul, 2010

    I am a diabetic, on your show today Dr. Alejandro said that even the sugar susbstituteas are bad for the body. So what do I use to substitute splenda or is spelanda a good sugar sub.?

  • maryannramos 4 Jan, 2010

    gonna start this tomorrow......