I'm 17 living in New York and I have been living on tap water for nearly 16 years and a very bad diet that consisted of white rice, non organic chicken, milk that was pasteurized lots of ramen noodles, chocolate and a lot of Chinese take out. Only last year did I discover how bad these foods truly were. Will I be able to detox all of these harmful things that have stored in body for so many years? Lately I have been drinking filtered water, eating organic foods and living the paleolithic lifestyle and supplementing with various multi vitamins, probiotics, EFAs and cleansing supplements. However I worry that sometimes these are not enough to cleanse my body. Should I water fast?
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our bodies are amazingly, mind-blowingly resilient. you can always change for the better, really.
To answer your question, no it's not recommended. If your concerned perhaps try some bone broth or you can sip on some lemon water. Anything to support the liver would help, but if your healthy it's not necessary.
I would say eating a wide array of nutrients is better than a water fast. Zinc for example is important in forming Metallothionein which helps to detox heavy metals. So I would say just eat up, sit back and let the magic happen.
Stress is worse for your body than all that you mentioned. Smile and eat with an awareness. It's all you can do :)
Wheat is much worse than rice. http://www.archevore.com/panu-weblog/2011/9/29/jimmy-moore-inquires-about-safe-starches.html
That diet's not "truly that bad" minus the ramen noodles and chinese take out. Chocolate every once and a while is fine. I don't know how bad your tap water is in new york. Rice is a staple in countries that people live a long time. Our bodies are pretty efficient at detoxing. Just make sure you exercise enough. Just add some fresh veggies or fruits in there for vitamins. Don't stress yourself over it too much buddy.