The Guerrilla Diet Detox Regimen for Clearing Toxins from the Body

Sometimes the body may need some extra help in fighting off frequent infections, strengthening the immune system, getting rid of toxic metals and stubborn weight, as well as improving skin quality and energy levels. At such times, a helpful approach is to follow a diet that promotes detoxification.

A diet that promotes detoxification also helps increase nutrient absorption, and reduces free radical damage.

The Guerrilla Diet detox is not merely a diet for weight loss or detoxification; it is a complete dietary and lifestyle method that integrates the detox process into everyday life.   

In the Guerrilla Diet detox, the following practices should also be included into the detoxification process.
  1. Eating meals peacefully to help the body focus on digestion
  2. Daily outdoor walks to improve the diversity of the microbiome
  3. Regular scrubbing of the skin to help eliminate toxins and improve circulation. Note that the skin is the largest organ of the body, with a total area of about 20 square feet and therefore is very important in the detoxification process.
  4. Peaceful sleep for balancing hormones
  5. Daily sunshine for sufficient vitamin D
  6. Adequate hydration

In the Guerrilla Diet, we approach detoxification as a natural part of healthy living. Detoxification is a natural part of health ensuring any excess waste gathered throughout our day-to-day existence is removed from the body.

How food is consumed and the food choices are other important aspect of the detox process.

Regular meal times with fiber-rich whole, natural foods including whole grains, legumes, and vegetables are the focus of this detox process for health and increased metabolism.

Metabolism is improved by the promotion of healthy circulation, physical activity, peaceful attitude, and hydration.

The detoxification process, although focused on elimination needs to supply sufficient nourishment for the body and mind to heal, repair and energize the cells while eliminating excess waste build-up.

Waste comes from many different sources including the ongoing bodily functions,  environmental toxins including heavy metals,  air pollution, plastics, radiation, and from our food, as well as our attitude.

The more simple and natural our diet, the fewer toxins it will have, although in all foods there will be toxins. The difference between natural foods and processed, refined foods is that our body knows how to cope with natural toxins.

Sluggish digestion comes from consuming foods lacking in fiber and nutrients. A weak functioning digestive system will have difficulty digesting foods, removing excess, and absorbing nutrients from foods leading to overeating, depression, weight gain, and disease.

Our intestines, liver, kidneys, lungs, and skin are all detoxifying organs, and our diet influences all of these organs directly.

Many people assume that a detox regimen only involves juice cleanses; however, there are problems associated with juicing to cleanse the body. Firstly, if a common juicer is used, then much of the fruit fiber is lost in the juicing process and more so if you are peeling the skin from the fruits or vegetables. Second, if you are using a blender, the indigestible fiber found in fruits and vegetables is broken down through the blending process leaving little fiber and much more available sugar in the juice than is obtainable in the whole fruit. This can actually lead to pancreatic disorders, spikes in blood sugar levels, hormonal imbalance and will disrupt digestion.

In fact, this type of diet places a burden on the detoxifying organs including the liver, kidneys, and intestines.

A better way of detoxing is to follow whole food cleanse.

When you detox with whole foods that are rich in fiber following The Guerrilla Diet guidelines, you are not only helping in the elimination of toxins from your body,  you are also nourishing your cells and significantly improving your health, while also speeding your metabolism.

A whole foods detox is rich in dietary fiber from vegetables, beans, and unprocessed organically grown grains soaked overnight, washed and drained. This cleansing diet emphasizes consuming fresh and natural plant foods and sea vegetables over animal products, and processed foods.

The soluble fiber also soaks up excess estrogen and unhealthy fats before your body gets the chance to digest them. Furthermore, according to a study released in Advances in Nutrition, increased dietary fiber intake dramatically affects the gut microbiome and regulates nutrient management and detoxification in the body. [1]

If done regularly, this cleanse will also delay aging by increasing skin elasticity, and will promote healthy hair growth, and will support health by improving your cholesterol profile, resolving nutritional deficiencies, diversifying the microbe population in the gut, detoxifying the body of heavy metals and pollutants, balancing thyroid function and supporting healthy elimination of waste from the body.

So how do you do a Guerrilla Diet whole foods detox?

Further to the six lifestyle guidelines mentioned above, here is a 3-day diet plan for detoxifying your body with high-fiber whole foods. This detox regimen may be continued for 10 days using the guidelines for foods to include and exclude from the regimen in the lists following the 3 day plan below:

DAY 1

Pre Breakfast:

3 cups chamomile tea

Shower and scrub

Walk 30 minutes outdoors (preferably in nature, but can also be to work, train station, etc.)

Breakfast:

Brown rice porridge with sesame seeds and cashews

1 cup Japanese green tea

Lunch:

Split pea soup (or any other legume soup) with whole buckwheat crackers

Steamed Brussels sprouts (or any other vegetable from the list below)

Green tea

Snack:

Cantaloupe (or any other fruit from the list below)

Dinner:

Steamed tofu with sea vegetables (see list below)

Chamomile tea

Fasting:

From the end of dinnertime for 12 hours (drinking is allowed)

Bedtime:

Shower and scrub

DAY 2

Pre Breakfast:

3 cups chamomile tea

Shower and scrub

Walk 30 minutes outdoors (preferably in nature, but can also be to work, train station, etc.)

Breakfast:

2 cups of whole oatmeal with raw seeds of your choice

1 cup Japanese green tea

Lunch:

Miso soup and natural whole grain crackers

Steamed Kale

1 cup Edamame

1 cup Jasmine tea

Snack:

Apple

Dinner:

Steamed artichoke and brown rice

Seaweed salad

Dandelion tea

Fasting:

From the end of dinnertime for 12 hours (drinking is allowed)

Bedtime:

Shower and scrub

DAY 3

Pre Breakfast:

3 cups chamomile tea

Shower and scrub

Walk 30 minutes outdoors (preferably in nature, but can also be to work, train station, etc.)

Breakfast:

Whole grain cereal with oat milk

Lunch:

Black bean soup

Grated beetroot

Green tea

Snack:

Celery, and carrot sticks

Dinner:

Cooked lentils with root vegetables

Herb tea

Fasting:

From the end of dinnertime for 12 hours (drinking is allowed)

Bedtime:

Shower and scrub

You can get creative with your detox process by finding tasty combinations of naturally detoxifying foods from the list below. To preserve the nutrients in your food, steam, boil, or lightly bake them. You may also quickly sauté these foods with some water in a stainless steel pan. Be careful not to overcook your food which could strip away some valuable nutrients.

Here is a list of foods to include on the detox:

  • Cabbage
  • Bok choy
  • Yams
  • Cucumber
  • Mushrooms
  • Broccoli
  • Cauliflower
  • Carrots
  • Beets
  • Watercress
  • Sea vegetables
    • Arame, a brown seaweed
    • Kombu, a popular ingredient in miso soup
    • Hijiki, a black seaweed
    • Agar
    • Sea lettuce
    • Kelp
    • Dulse
    • Irish Sea Moss – especially great for youthful skin
    • Seaweed
  • Tofu
  • Black beans
  • Edamame
  • Sesame seeds
  • Pumpkin seeds
  • Cashews
  • Brown rice noodles
  • Soba
  • Brown rice
  • Millet
  • Quinoa
  • Barley
  • Oats
  • Buckwheat
  • Organically grown corn
  • Seasonal fruit:
    • avocados
    • dates
    • blackberries
    • raspberries
    • apples
    • strawberries
    • watermelon
    • honey dew

Here are some foods to avoid during the detox:

  • Dairy products
  • Meat
  • Refined sugar and sweeteners
  • Processed food
  • Fried food
  • Chocolate or cocoa products
  • Eggs
  • Caffeine
  • Coffee
  • Tropical fruits
  • Peppers, Eggplant

By regularly eating a diet that is high in fiber, you prevent the build-up of toxins in your digestive system, and you populate your gut with health promoting bacteria. Eat food peacefully. Detoxification doesn’t only rely on what you eat but also how much physical activity you get, the amount of natural sunlight and vitamin D your body absorbs, and how peacefully you sleep.

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References:

[1] Adv Nutr. 2016 November; 7(6): 1111–1121. Published online 2016 November 10. doi:  10.3945/an.116.013219

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