Liver detoxification programs include "The Fast Track One-Day Detox Diet," based on the book by Ann Louise Gittleman, and Dr. Oz's "48-hour Weekend Cleanse." While some express great confidence in liver detoxification systems, Mayo Clinic warns that these programs may not truly accomplish detoxification of major organs.Continue Reading
Although the Fast Track detoxification program emphasizes a one-day system, preparation begins during the week prior to the day of detoxification. Each day in the week prior, a person must eat a variety of green vegetables, citrus fruits and foods high in sulphur such as onions and garlic, as stated by Experience Life magazine. Flaxseeds, lean proteins and a high volume of water are also daily requirements prior to the liver cleanse. On the day of detoxification, the person drinks only a "Miracle Juice" made up of cranberry juice, water, citrus juices and various spices.
Dr. Oz recommends a 48-hour detoxification program in which he outlines the exact foods to eat for each meal during the two-day period. Breakfast foods include quinoa with prunes, followed by a fruit smoothie for lunch and a vegetable broth soup for dinner. Between meals, the individual is permitted to drink juice and water blends. Dr. Oz also encourages those who are completing a detoxification program to avoid eating after 7 p.m. and to try Epsom salt baths along with dandelion root tea.Learn more about Nutrition & Diets