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Anyone done a one or two day liquid fast? I'm not trying to lose weight (gave that rat race up ages ago...ugh). But I feel like I need to do a small detox and give my body a break from the digestion. I have kidney issues so I cannot do a proper colon cleansing like Dr Natura or the like.

I've read a lot about the benefits of it but I'm wondering if anyone has any actual experience.
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I would bet firefaery has some good advice on this topic. She is the one I always hope replies to my health questions.
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Aloe juice?

Psyllium husks? I like this with some sort of fruit juice. Just make sure you drink tons of liquid with this, really gets things moving.

Can you ingest bentonite clay?

Hmm...I need to detox myself.
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err, i was wondering something similar: do you think my body could cope with milk-making for a 7mo babe if i were to do a 24-36 hour fast?? i seriously need to "re-set" my stomach and tastebuds

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I've been reading about it but I can't get a real "menu" that is consistent. Alot of sites say, "fruit and vegetable juices" but raw vegetables are high residue foods so how is that helpful?

I really don't know what to buy.

Okay where is this firefaery? We need some "professional" advice!!
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What about doing the 10 day master cleanse? I'm still looking for a buddy. I need someone to do it with me and DH refuses (he thinks it's stupid).
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What about doing the 10 day master cleanse? I'm still looking for a buddy. I need someone to do it with me and DH refuses (he thinks it's stupid).
I can't. I have kidney disease so I can't do anything like that. I've always wanted to but my nephrology team says NO WAY! They did okay a one day liquid fast, for 4 weeks. So one day a week for 4 weeks in a row.
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i like your name OP, but to answer your question. FME any time fasting eases the body's strain. I personally try to take 3+ days of water fasting when possible to ease strain on the liver,etc., but I don't think this takes expensive concoctions from healthfood stores. many people will do a diluted juice fast for a day or so, transition to water for a while, go back to juice and maybe light broth for another day or so. Honestly, staying simple will be just fine for you....the body is amazing when allowed to do its thing.
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