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Do humans need to detox with green juices?

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 You may wish to take a look at the news article, "Could symptoms of autism be improved by eating broccoli? Chemical which gives veg its bitter taste 'helps autistic teens become calmer and more sociable'" online asking whether the symptoms of autism could temporarily be improved by eating broccoli or broccoli sprouts, or other vegetables with similar chemical makeup such as cabbage and Brussels sprouts? 


How may some green juices be of benefit to almost anyone? 


Does the human body really need a detox meal? For generations, green juices such as kale juice or collards have been used as detox beverages along with a juiced, peeled raw potato, four stalks of celery, and beet-carrot-cucumber juice. But first peel the cucumber since the skins have been used in historic times to get rid of ants and other bugs. Some juices for detox include kale and parsley juice.
Do humans need to 'detox' with green juices? Or is the word 'detox' not seen as drinking some juice for the benefits of the greens? And mirepoix has been used for centuries to make a vegetable stock or broth by simmering onions, celery and carrots in water. The vegetable stock forms the basis of stews and soups or even comfort food casseroles with more nutrients such as legumes. You may wish to view the video, "Video: This Is your Brain on Sugar." 


When numerous green health enthusiasts and some nutritionists discuss studies on detoxing from the pollutants in the Sacramento air, water, or foods, a topic that may come up for discussion is the vitamin C, glutathione, and lipoic acid detox cocktail. 

Is there such a thing as a green health detox cocktail of nutrients or supplements? And should they come from food directly as in fresh, raw plant foods or extracts or from vitamins and any other supplements?


How would you know what is safe other than to read some of the medical studies published in credible science journals? Check out site such as, "Yabba Pot - 21 day raw food diet - instructions - YouTube," and Starting a Raw Food Diet


The detox cocktail that some physicians recommend is found in the book, The High Blood Pressure Hoax by Sherry A. Rogers, M.D. on pages 40-43. Detoxing starts with fighting free radicals. Dr. Rogers emphasizes that your detox cocktail consists of three ingredients: vitamin C, glutathione, and lipoic acid. 


Up to 75 percent of pantothenic acid, which is vitamin B5, is lost when food is canned or frozen. Yet according to a study at the University of Windsor, Canada, researchers found that tissue cells treated with pantothenic acid found in COQ10, detoxifies numerous synthetic compounds that you can absorb from drugs, herbicides, and insecticides, according to the book Healing with Vitamins, pages 14-15. 


Readers also should take into consideration that according to an answer the doctor noted in response to a viewer's question about lipoic acid on the Dr. Ray Sahanian’s site, heart rhythm disturbances have been reported from some people that were taking too high dosages of lipoic acid


“There are no indications that low doses of lipoic acid, such as 5 to 20 mg, have side effects,” reads the answer on Dr. Ray Sahelian’s site to a viewer’s question. The answer noted on Dr. Ray Sahelian’s site states, “In my personal experience, high dosages of alpha lipoic acid can cause insomnia and ALA (alpha lipoic acid) may cause heart rhythm disturbances. Until we know more about the long term side effects of these supplements, I prefer to take low dosages and take days off.” 


Different doctors will differ on the dose you need. You have to tailor what you take in the form of any detoxifiers to your own body and needs.


R-lipoic acid is recommended over alpha lipoic acid by numerous nutrition-oriented doctors. On page 132 of The Cholesterol Hoax, Dr. Rogers notes, "Make sure you at least get minimum 300 mgs of R-Lipoic Acid twice a day..." (to detox from plastics pollutants). 


Dr. Rogers notes that "Plastics that are the highest pollutant in the human body now also trigger insulin resistence." Three studies also are noted for reference on page 132 of The Cholesterol Hoax. The important point is to find the dose that's correct for you by working with your doctor if you want to detox from plastics pollutants or insecticide contamination. 


In the book, The High Blood Pressure Hoax by Sherry A. Rogers, M.D. on page 42, Dr. Rogers explains how to make your own personal detox cocktail: “It begins with one teaspoon of Ultrafine Pure Ascorbic acid.” (The doctor notes that if that gives you diarrhea, to “cut it back to half a teaspoon.” 


Add the glutathione. Dr. Rogers suggests “the best source I know of, Recancostat, 400-800mg and Lipoic Acid, 300-600 mg.” The ‘cocktail’ is to be taken with one to two glasses of water. The healthy goal on page 43 is to “boost your endothelial lining.”

In the book, The Cholesterol Hoax, Dr. Rogers also refers to the detox cocktail using vitamin C, R-Lipoic acid, and Recancostat. It’s also covered in Dr. Rogers book, Detoxify or Die. And statements on page 225 of The Cholesterol Hoax mention that “the daily detox cocktail not only lowers cholesterol, but also boosts your daily blood and gut detoxification." 


The book gives excellent sources of the various studies and also notes, “One very serious sign of a bad gut with hidden toxins is an elevated fibrinogen.(Patel). See the research study noted: Patel P, Carrington D, Strachean DP, Leatham E, Goggin P, Northfield TC, Mendall, MA, "Fibrinogen: a link between chronic infection and coronary heart disease," Lancet, 343; 1634-5, June 25, 1994. 


According to page 77 in the book titled, Is Your Cardiologist Killing You?, by Sherry R. Rogers, M.D., "Sometimes a vitamin B1 (thiamin) deficiency can't be corrected until a magnesium deficiency is corrected." (Zieve). See Zieve L, "Influence of magnesium deficiency on the normalization of thiamin," Annals of the NY Academy of Science, 162; 732-43, 1969. Also look at another book titled, The Magnesium Miracle, by Carolyn Dean, M.D., N.D. 


You also might read, The Calcium Lie, by Robert Thompson, M.D. and Kathleen Barnes. In the chapter titled, "The Vitamin Lie." On page 89, the book suggests that you take whole food vitamin C, not just the ascorbic acid part. You need the bioflavinoids contained in whole food vitamin C.


A statement on page 88 explains, "The body is completely dependent upon the whole vitamin C molecule." The chapter notes that ascorbic acid "also blocks the absorption of the whole C molecule as well as interfering with its benefits and causing its excretion in the urine, depleting your body's stores of this important molecule." 


Is the solution to take whole foods vitamin C, not merely ascorbic acid by itself? Or do you take your usual ascorbic acid followed by a capsule of citrus bioflavonoids? Watch the uTube video featuring Dr. Robert Thompson, speaking on balancing your minerals to avoid mineral deficiency and calcium excess, "The Calcium Lie - What Your Doctor Doesn't Know."


You also may wish to listen to my free audio podcast on Internet Archive, "How nutrigenomics fights childhood type 2 diabetes." Also: You may wish to see the slideshow of some of this author's books on Examiner.com of 50 of Hart's 91 paperback book covers. (Of the 91+ paperback books written over the various decades, 87 are at this date listed at Amazon.com and at the publisher's site.) 


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For more information: browse some my books: How Nutrigenomics Fights Childhood Type 2 Diabetes & Weight Issues (2009). Or see my books, How to Safely Tailor Your Foods, Medicines, & Cosmetics to Your Genes (2003) or How to Open DNA-driven Genealogy Reporting & Interpreting Businesses. (2007). 


Author's bio: Anne Hart, author of 87+ paperback books, nutrition anthropology journalist, began writing full time as an independent journalist, novelist, and nonfiction book author starting on June 17, 1959. She holds a graduate degree specializing in professional writing (M.A. in English/writing). 


Her writing emphasis is on nutrition and health journalism, science writing, creative writing and creativity enhancement, writing novels and stories, and reporting on culture in the media. Hart has written more than 7,000 articles online since 2009 and many more in print before and since 1995.