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Friday, February 19, 2010

We're not even close to finishing!

There were so many great questions submitted during the seminar that we've taken the time to do a little research in order to answer all of them.  Here we go...

Q: Acai pills?  Beneficial
A: Yes, and we recommend that you add them to a nutrition plan that includes mostly fruits and vegetables.

Q: Foot detox ....body detox?
A: During the seminar, we showed everyone how to use an ion detox spa, where one soaks the feet for 30 minutes and toxins are pulled from the body via the feet.  The manufacturer of the spa recommends that a person use the spa once a week.  There are different spas for sale out there so if you decide to buy an ion spa, make sure you follow the manufacturer's recommended use.

We also showed a line of body products that are used for weekly detox through the skin.  The line is made with ingredients from the sea.  They are made by Arbonne International.  This line is intended to detox the body while giving the user a spa experience at home.  The set includes bath soak, body wash, body and face mask, detox oil, hair mask, a body scrub, remineralizing lotion and body gel.  All of the products are botanically based and contain no toxic chemicals of any kind.

Q: Meat, can you blend?
A: Hmmmmm? yes, if you really wanted to but I don't recommend it.  I want to be clear about the fact that during the three week detox a person eliminates meat from their diet completely, so it would not be a part of their blended meals.

Q: Is a blended meal only fruit/veggies?
A: Yes

Q: Carbs?  What kind?
A:  During the detox you can relax and enjoy your meals without counting carbs, calories, figuring out what kind of carbs to eat and not to eat.  If you follow the three week detox as outlined in your handout, you will get all the nutrition you need and you will be eliminting harmful toxins out of your body.

Q: Proteins? What kind?
A: Great question.  There are many ways to get protein in your diet during the detox.  Here's a list.

PROTEIN IN LEGUMES: Garbanzo beans, Kidney beans, Lentils, Lima beans, Navy beans, Soybeans, Split peas
PROTEIN IN GRAINS: Barley, Brown rice, Buckwheat, Millet, Oatmeal, Quinoa, Rye, Wheat germ, Wheat, hard red, Wild rice
VEGETABLE PROTEIN: Artichokes, Beets, Broccoli, Brussels sprouts, Cabbage, Cauliflower, Cucumbers, Eggplant, Green peas, Green pepper, Kale, Lettuce, Mushrooms, Mustard green, Onions, Potatoes, Spinach, Tomatoes, Turnip greens, Watercress, Yams, Zucchini
PROTEIN IN FRUITS: Apple, Banana, Cantaloupe, Grape, Grapefruit, Honeydew melon, Orange, Papaya, Peach, Pear, Pineapple, Strawberry, Tangerine, Watermelon
PROTEIN IN NUTS AND SEEDS: Almonds, Cashews, Filberts, Hemp Seeds, Peanuts, Pumpkin seeds, Sesame seeds, Sunflower seeds, Walnuts (black)

One excellent ingredient to look for is hemp seed protein. Hemp seed is a nutritious dietary source of easily digestible gluten-free protein. It provides a well-balanced array of all the amino acids, including 34.6 grams of protein for each 100 grams. The fatty acid profile of the hemp seed is extremely beneficial, containing omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids in a virtually ideal ratio. Other beneficial aspects of hemp seed include a strongly favorable unsaturated-to-saturated fat ratio; a high content of antioxidants; and a wide variety of vitamins and minerals.

Q: Fruits to stay away from?
A: None that I can think of except if you know you are allergic to a specific fruit.  If you are diabetic, you may want to check with Dr. Masoud to talk about fruits that are high in sugar content and how to manage that.

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