Toxic Relief: Restore Health and Energy Through Fasting and Detoxification

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We live in a toxic world. And it is only getting more toxic by the day.

You need toxic relief!

In this new revised and expanded edition of Toxic Relief, Dr. Don Colbert provides an easy to understand and comprehensive explanation of the toxic battle you’re in and a proven program to cleanse your body in just thirty days.

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We live in a toxic world. And it is only getting more toxic by the day.

You need toxic relief!

In this new revised and expanded edition of Toxic Relief, Dr. Don Colbert provides an easy to understand and comprehensive explanation of the toxic battle you’re in and a proven program to cleanse your body in just thirty days.

• Learn about dangerous foods to avoid and healthy substitutions you can make.
• Detoxify your body with a rotational juice fasting program.
• Overcome fatigue! Learn how to find the right foods and supplements.
• Explore the spiritual and physical aspects of fasting.
• Find out why saunas and exfoliating detox your body.

Deep cleansing your body down to the cellular level will renew your vitality, restore your energy, reclaim your health, shed toxic fat, lengthen your life, and give you a healthy glow you haven’t had in years. Brighten your outlook and change your attitude as Dr. Colbert guides you to healthy living body, mind, and spirit. 

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780884197607
  • Publisher: Charisma Media
  • Publication date: 7/5/2001
  • Pages: 240
  • Sales rank: 1,464,892
  • Product dimensions: 6.29 (w) x 9.32 (h) x 0.97 (d)

Meet the Author

Dr. Don Colbert is a board-certified family practice medical doctor who specializes in nutritional medicine, treating over 17,000 patients. Since 1984, Dr. Colbert has helped thousands of patients regain good health and live pain free after years of suffering. A graduate of Oral Roberts School of Medicine, he has received extensive training in nutritional medicine. As a result, he has founded and developed his own nutritional supplement line, Divine Health Nutritional Products. Dr. Colbert also co-hosts Golden Eagle Network's "Your Health Matters" with his wife, Mary. They frequently lead health seminars at home and abroad, the address health and nutrition issues as guests on national talk shows and news broadcasts. Don and Mary make their home in Central Florida.

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Table of Contents

Foreword xiii
Introduction 1
Section I You Need Toxic Relief
1 Our Toxic Earth 5
Sick and Toxic 7
Awash in Chemical Chaos 7
Indoor Pollution 8
Sick Building Syndrome 9
Are You Breathing In Bacteria, Mold and Yeast? 10
Pesticide Pollution 11
Are You Being Forced to Inhale Secondhand Smoke? 12
Toxins in Our Food and Land 12
Waxes That Don't Wash Off 14
Pesticides in Animal Feed 15
Toxic Fat? 15
In the Brain 15
In the Breasts 16
Toxins in Our Water 16
Chemical Chaos and Wildlife 18
The Dangers of Solvents 19
Food Additives and Flavorings 20
2 A Toxic Battle Within 21
The Antibiotic Attack 21
The Nightmare of Candida 22
The Molecular Warfare of Free Radicals 23
A Way of Escape 26
Your Program for Toxic Relief 27
3 Overnourished While Starving? 29
Facing the Terrible Truth About the American Diet 29
Sugar addicts 30
Processed foods 30
Dead foods 30
Fat abusers 31
Fast foods 31
Genetically engineered foods 31
Obese While Starving? 32
Eating Too Much of the Wrong Stuff? 32
Undernourishment and Disease 33
Why Conventional Medicine Can't Help 35
Stop and Think About How We Eat 35
Stressed Out? 36
Change the Way You Think 36
Health-First Eating 37
Five Alive 37
Limit Meats 38
Avoid High-Protein Diets 39
In Conclusion 39
Section II Dr. C's Program for Detoxification
4 Toxic Relief Through Fasting 43
What's Your Body Trying To Tell You? 44
Finding Relief Through Fasting 45
Periodic Fasting 45
Fasting-a Natural Principle of Healing 46
General Benefits to Fasting 47
Fasting Energizes Cells 48
Rejuvenate Physically, Mentally and Spiritually 49
A Cellular Garbage Dump? 49
Let's Talk About Fasting 50
Fasting--What Is It All About? 50
Total fasting 50
A water-only fast 51
Juice fasting 51
Restoring Nature's Delicate Balance 52
Cellular Constipation? 52
Giving Your Gut a Rest 53
Juice vs. Water Only 53
Muscle loss 53
Antioxidants 54
Healing 54
Juice Fasting and Weight Loss 55
No metabolically induced weight gain 55
Stay energized 56
Liver friendly 57
Keeping the Colon in the Game 57
In Conclusion 58
5 The Joy of Juice 59
Your Juice Fasting Program 60
Cellular Spring Cleaning 61
The Wonders of Juice 61
Vital Vegetables 62
Enzyme Energy 63
Phyto Power! 64
Selecting Your Vegetables and Fruit for Juicing 65
Carotenoids 65
Lycopene 65
Lutein 66
Other carotenoids 66
Carotenoids and smoking 66
Cruciferous Vegetables 67
Flavonoids 68
Flavonoids and younger-looking skin 69
Grape seed extract and pine bark extract 69
Quercetin 69
Chlorophyll 70
Chlorophyllin 70
Green Superfood 71
Allium 71
Ellagic acid 72
Vitamins and Minerals Through Juicing 72
Magnesium 73
Folic acid 73
Vitamin C 73
Coming Attractions 74
6 Dr. C's Detox Fast 75
Before Your Fast 76
How Long Should I Fast? 76
Watch Out for... 77
Let's Get Started 80
What If I Can't Use Organics? 80
Look for thicker peels 81
Produce with thin peels 81
Washing Off Produce Waxes 81
Specially prepared cleansers 81
Hydrogen peroxide 82
Clorox bleach 82
Choose a Juicer 82
Guidelines for Your Fast 83
The day before your fast 83
Fast on the weekends 83
Don't use prepared juices 83
Don't drink alcohol, coffee or soft drinks 83
Sip juices slowly 83
Preparing Produce 84
Best Fruit and Veggie Choices 84
The Basics of Juice Fasting 85
Suggested Juicing Recipes 86
Breakfast juices 86
Midmorning juice snacks 87
Lunch juices 88
Evening juices 89
Cruciferous Veggies Are Important! 89
Soups 90
To Spice It Up 91
Herb Teas 91
Milk thistle tea and dandelion tea 91
Asparagus tea and nettle tea 91
Green tea 92
Chamomile tea 92
Sleepy Time tea 92
Smooth Move tea 92
Breaking Your Fast 92
The first day after your fast 93
The second day after your fast 93
Day three after your fast 93
Day four after your fast 93
Special Advice for Special Problems 93
Candidiasis, food allergies, parasites 94
Hypoglycemia 94
Sensitive GI tract 94
Selecting Fruits and Vegetables According to Your Blood Type 95
Type A 95
Type B 96
Type AB 97
Type O 98
Consider Making Juicing a Lifestyle 99
Shopping List 100
The Lemonade Fast "Master Cleanse" 101
In Conclusion 101
7 Your Champion Prize Fighter 102
Your Body's Natural Detox System 104
How This Giant Works 104
Your Giant Filter 105
Watch for the Signs 107
What About You? 107
Liver Detox Method #2 108
Liver Detox Method #3 109
Phase One Detoxification-Your Chemical Factory 110
What Happens During Phase Two? 111
Eating for Your Liver 112
Slowing Down the Process 113
Detoxing Too Quickly 114
In Conclusion 115
8 A Nutritional Program for a Healthy Liver 116
Eliminate Toxins 116
Make Liver-Friendly Diet Choices 117
Liver-Friendly Starches 120
Starches to Shun 120
Fabulous Liver-Friendly Fats 120
Beverages Are Important, Too! 121
Powerful Detox Proteins 121
The Golden Rule of Liver Care 122
Nutrients for the Liver 122
A Good Multivitamin/Mineral Supplement 123
Minerals 124
Antioxidants 125
Vitamin C 125
Lipoic acid 125
Vitamin E 125
Coenzyme Q[subscript 10] 125
Bioflavonoids 126
Milk thistle 126
Green tea 127
Pine bark extract and grape seed extract 127
Curcumin 128
Amino Acids 128
NAC (N-acetyl-cysteine) 128
Glycine 129
Glutamine 129
Lipotropic Supplements 130
Lecithin 130
Beets 130
Herbs for Detoxing 131
Conclusion 131
9 "Eliminate the Negative" 132
Your First Line of Defense 134
A Look Inside 134
Digestion and Toxicity 135
Diluting Your Stomach Acid 135
The Path Your Food Travels 136
Getting Rid of the Waste 137
Natural Diet vs. Amercan Diet 138
What's Affecting You? 139
Relax ... Breathe ... Take a Minute 140
Overloading 140
Intestinal Permeability 140
The Effects of Food Allergies 141
Watch for These Symptoms 142
Repairing Your Intestines 142
Good Bacteria, Bad Bacteria and Yeast 143
Bacteria and Your Immune System 144
Counterfeit Proteins Running Amuck 145
Partially Digested Food 146
Finding Friendly Bacteria 146
Acidophilus and bifido bacteria 147
FOS 147
Yogurt 147
Lactobacillus plantarum 148
Parasites That Plunder 148
The protozoa 148
The worms (helminths) 149
The arthropods 150
The Gift of Garlic 150
The Curse of Constipation 150
Laxatives 151
Vitamin C 151
Chlorophyll drinks 151
Three Main Factors 152
Fantastic Fiber 152
Nature's Detoxifier 153
Fiber foods 153
Microcrystaline cellulose 154
Flaxseed 154
Citrus pectin 154
In Conclusion 155
10 Finding Healing Through Fasting 156
For Colds and Flus 159
Fasting for Autoimmune Diseases 160
Fasting for Coronary Disease 162
Hypertension 163
Fasting for Psoriasis and Eczema 163
Fasting for Crohn's Disease and Ulcerative Colitis 164
Fasting for Allergies and Asthma 165
Fasting for Type 2 Diabetes 166
Fasting for Benign Tumors 167
When You Should Not Fast 167
Conclusion 170
Section III Detoxing Your Whole Person
11 Spiritual Fasting--What It's All About 173
Gaining Control 174
The Destructive Power of Uncontrolled Desires 176
Fleshly Cravings 178
Fasting to Control the Lower Nature 179
The War Between Your Flesh and Spirit 180
Abiding in the Word of God 181
Abiding in Christlike Speech 182
The Why of Spiritual Fasting 183
Builds godly character 183
Looses chains of bondage 184
Humbles ourselves 185
Fasting for Spiritual Healing, Glory and Refreshing 185
Finding the Presence of God 186
Fasting Delivers Us From Error 189
Fasting for Healing 190
The When of Spiritual Fasting 190
Regularly Scheduled Fasts 192
In Conclusion 193
12 Spiritual Fasting Throughout the Bible 194
Corporate Fasting for Forgiveness of Sins 196
The Esther Fast--for Protection, Deliverance and Divine Favor 197
The Ezra Fast--for Direction and Protection 199
The Elijah Fast--to Combat Spiritual Enemies 200
The Daniel Fast--to Overcome the Flesh 202
The Second Daniel Fast--for Spiritual Breakthroughs 203
The Disciples' Fast--for Em
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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 26, 2005

    good read

    I just brought this book the other day and i can not put it down. it's very interesting to know and be informed about these harmful toxic that are harmful to our bodies. This will be my wake-up call to take care of my body and eat a little heathy than i have been. we all can live a little longer. thanks to great books like this one keeping people updated on the latest info. and how to take care and clean your system out. Its wonderful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 26, 2002

    Awesome awakening

    Makes you take a look at your environment and an inward look at your body. Realistic and 'doable' methods to overcome the toxic elements we expose ourselves to daily.

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  • Posted July 1, 2009

    Don Colbert's book, Toxic Relief is a great book!

    Very informative with easy to follow diet recipes. I have tried it and it truly works. Not only does my complexion look much better, I feel much better also. Friends have stopped me to compliment me on my complexion and asked me what I am doing.....Dr.Colbert's Toxic Relief diet and book is what I have recommended to them.

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