Dr. Ring shares some basic guidelines for healthy detoxification.
Basic guidelines for healthy detoxification include avoiding pesticides, trying to eat organic as much as possible, doing things like not cooking in plastic, not using cleaning chemicals and other sorts of substances, not smoking, avoiding alcohol – all of those are important.
In terms of the food and what you take in, most detoxification diets will advocate or will recommend not having wheat, not having dairy, avoiding meat, eating a lot of healthy spices and drinking a lot of fluids and fruits and vegetables. Those are some of the basic core recommendations that we’ll see in an appropriate detoxification diet.
About Dr. Ring, M.D.:
Melinda Ring, M.D., is an Integrative Medicine physician at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Dr. Ring believes the patient and physician are partners in the healing process. She uses evidence-based approaches from other cultures to complement Western medicine treatment and stimulates the body's innate healing abilities. Her philosophy embraces treating the whole person, physical, emotional and spiritual dimensions, to achieve optimal health. Dr. Ring received her medical degree from the University of Chicago/Pritzker School of Medicine and has been practicing medicine since 1997.