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M.S. - The Simple Detox Plan

By Daryl H. Bryant (547 words)
Posted in Living with MS on November 23, 2012

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M.S. - The Simple Detox Plan

Detoxification is the process of cleansing your body. It is essential for your health and wellness because when your body is toxic, it loses its natural ability to cleanse itself properly. The metabolic processes that remove waste slow down. Detoxification is becoming increasing necessary because the environmental air pollution and the Standard American Diet is responsible for pushing your body beyond its threshold. There is a limit to how much your body's detoxification can handle before you lose your ability to naturally dispense metabolic waste products. You will know if you have become too toxic because everything will be affected—you will have numerous aches and pains, and you may even become sick quite often.

A Three-Step Plan

When detoxing, there are three things to consider:

1. Why you need to do it.

2. How long you should do it.

3. How you should prepare for it.

The Steps In Detail

A detox is recommended if you are experiencing some or all of the following symptoms:

  • Frequent constipation
  • Experience headaches on a regular basis
  • Muscle and body aches
  • Losing weight more quickly than normal
  • Noticing skin issues such as breakouts or eczema

The total length of time required to perform a detox cleanse depends on you and your willpower. Your level of toxicity can be measured by the number and severity of the symptoms that you have been experiencing. The usual range of time it takes to detox is between 7 to 45 days. You should consult a doctor before deciding to commit to a detox cleanse and so that your unique tolerance level can be determined.

A quick checklist of how you can prepare for your detox:

  • Lists- Make a list of everything you need to do--from the foods you need to buy to the times you need to eat them. Prepare for the week well in advance so that your program runs smoothly, and you stay motivated.
  • Journal- Begin journaling to help you through the emotional experiences that you will go through as your body clears out toxins.


  • Supplements- Buy any supplements that you need and that have been recommended by your health care provider to use in conjunction to your detox cleanse.
  • Exercise- Create an exercise program. Remember, you need a gentle program, not something strenuous, like yoga.
  • Rest- Plan plenty of time for relaxation as your body begins to purge. You will require lots of resting during your cleanse.

There are plenty of reasons as to why you should take the time to prepare yourself, you do not want to suffer from constipation during your detox cleanse. Make sure to always have plenty of clean drinking water (not tap water.) If you are not a big fan of drinking water, due to its taste; adding lemon may help you enjoy drinking water on a regular basis. It is also important to fully prepare yourself, because you do not want to experience any food allergies that could cause flare ups.


When you use this three step plan of recognizing why you need to detox, determining how long you should do it, and preparing for it, then your simple detox plan will work amazingly well!

Comments (5)

Tim posted on: November 27, 2012

I am doing well without doing this, but I think some people will benefit from it.

Donna Pioli posted on: November 27, 2012

I have a very low immune system. As well as MS, I also have Pulmonary Fibrosis, Fibromyalgia , Diabetes,
Celiac disease, and osteoporosis. Some of these are caused by the Prednisone I have to take, others?
I also take a lot of Meds, I could not stop taking.
Would a Detox help me?

Lisbeth J. Veillat posted on: November 27, 2012

I do not wish to deprive people of hope, but neither do I want to give them false hope. Therefore I recommend people reading health blogs to read the book "Bad Science" by Ben Goldacre. This will allow you to make your own informed assessments of health blogs like this one.

I'm not by any means affiliated with the book, the author or the publisher, and am in no way benefitting from the above recommendation. I am however, a MS patient since 2007 and have myself benefitted from reading this book. I hope the books insights can be beneficial to others as well.

Lisbeth Jørgensen Veillat

Daryl posted on: November 27, 2012

Hello Lisbeth,

Thank you for commenting on my blog. You mention this was a health blog, but I would like to adjust that just a bit in that I like to make it known I am in no way a medical professional and post blogs about what activities and methods work for me and my MS.

I, of course, encourage everyone to make their own informed decisions and consult their doctor or medical professional before making any drastic changes to their daily lifestyle.

Have a great day :)

- Daryl

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