Detox Diaries: My One-Day Detox
A McDonald's-eating detox-newbie goes on her first cleanse. Can she do it? Will she change her fast food-eating ways? Find out
They weren't kidding about the "cleanse" partAlright, on to the gory details that are part of every detox (feel free to skip to the next slide if you're not into bathroom discussions). From the start of this little experiment, I've had the runs. While I do get them every once in awhile, they stayed with me throughout the week. Sure the extra fiber that I'm getting from all the veggies could account for my frequent jaunts to the ladies' room -- but why was it not, you know, solid? I talk to Gittleman about my case.
"It seems like your body needs a major cleansing of some sort of pathogenic bacteria that's possibly yeast-based," says Gittleman. "This diet illuminates an imbalance in your system." While my body's reaction is not common, Gittleman says it's not necessarily a bad thing, and suggests I consider my bathroom unpleasantries as a "parasitic dumping."
To help stabilize the bacterial balance in my intestines (and as a result, get me back on a more, shall I say, normal pooping schedule), Gittleman suggests I add a probiotic to my diet.
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