Learn the secrets for an effective detox with this easy four-step program based on nutrition, exercise, the weekend cleanse and a support network. Fasting on a regular basis is a proven technique for safe and effective detox. Readers will learn about "The Weekend Cleanse", a total fasting program for resting the digestive system and allowing the body to release accumulated toxic substances. This cleanse will also help you get in touch with your true sense of hunger and help you reset your appetite once you go off the fast. Total Cleansing will also show you how a healthy intestinal system works, what medications and illnesses can disrupt the natural cleansing process; why regular use of laxatives and enemas can be detrimental; and how to use natural cleansing to reduce the symptoms of IBS and protect against colon cancer. This hands-on approach will enable most individuals to maintain and improve their intestinal health with both immediate and long-term benefits. Included are recipes, diagrams, charts, and full-color photographs.