How to Do a Detox Cleanse the Right Way and Get Massive Results

Let’s talk about how to do a detox cleanse the right way. Because there’s a lot of misinformation out there about what a detox really is and what it should aim to accomplish. Frankly, most of the detox advice you find online is silly at best and dangerous at worst. As a triple-board certified OB-GYN, I’m here to set the record straight.

There are three main things a proper detox cleanse should target — your blood sugar, your liver, and your gut health. 

Let’s talk about why these three things are so important and how to do a natural detox.

#1 Blood Sugar: How To Do A Keto Detox

After the holidays or after any period of your life where you’ve been indulging a little more than usual, it’s totally natural to feel like you need to reset, detox, and help your body rejuvenate.

One of the biggest questions to ask at this point is how do I detox from sugar?  

Because so often, sugar is what’s driving your cravings. And your brain fog. And your weight gain. 

This is where the Keto-Green® diet positively shines.

If you’re not familiar with the magic of Keto-Green®, this is my signature way of eating that incorporates the blood sugar-balancing benefits of a keto diet with the power of vegetables. The Keto-Green® diet helps your body to stop craving sugar, support your hormones, lose weight, and clear that brain fog. It also prevents you from experiencing the keto flu and constipation — because it includes plenty of alkalinizing veggies to counteract those uncomfortable side effects of switching to a ketogenic diet. 

Even though I try to stick to a Keto-Green® diet year-round, I find that a keto detox a couple of times a year really helps me to feel refreshed and drop a couple of post-holiday pounds. 

I lead a group of other women through this keto detox too, and we call it the Keto-Green® 16 Challenge. During this 16-day quick detox method, we quickly get your body into ketosis while also focusing on keeping your liver and gut health front and center for the best weight loss detox you’ll ever find. The next round of the Keto-Green 16 Challenge starts January 8, 2024. You can join us here!   

If you’re not really a joiner, or you find this after the live challenge is over — that’s OK! You can do this detox cleanse at home at any time, just click here.  

#2 How Do You Detox Your Liver?

The second thing you really need to focus on when thinking about doing a detox is your liver. Your liver does a ton of the heavy lifting for your body’s natural detox pathways on a daily basis. It metabolizes your hormones, any medications you take, and fat-soluble vitamins. (1) 

And while the liver is a very powerful organ, it can get “backed up” when it’s forced to metabolize too much. This can happen due to weight gain, obesity, or type 2 diabetes. In fact, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease has become so common that it’s estimated a full quarter or more of the adult population in the U.S. is affected by it — and it’s only expected to get worse. (2-4) 

Problem is, there are a lot of potentially unsafe ‘liver detox’ products out there. You have to be very wary of any product that claims it can detox your liver asap

So, how do you do a liver cleanse naturally? 

Very carefully and gently. The key thing to embrace here is the idea of liver support. Giving your liver what it needs to thrive without overwhelming takes a special kind of balance. 

And when it comes to liver support, there’s no denying the powerful detoxifying benefits of milk thistle. Milk thistle has been shown to exhibit anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties and has been used for centuries to support liver function. (5)

I also love the natural liver support provided by natural compounds like spirulina and chlorella. There’s promising evidence that these ingredients can help reduce weight and make meaningful improvements in liver function markers. (6-9) 

I’ve included these kinds of gentle liver supporters in my Mighty Maca® Plus formula. It’s a powerful blend of all-natural, time-tested ingredients that help your entire body rejuvenate and detox safely. 

Mighty Maca® Plus is included in my Keto-Green® 16 Challenge Kit you can save up to 20% on by clicking this special link!        

#3  How To Do A Cleanse For Gut Health

When it comes to your weight, your mood, your immune system, and pretty much your whole body’s health, your gut microbiome is a key player. Seriously, the health of your gut affects everything. 

But keeping your gut happy isn’t always simple. Modern diets full of processed foods lack nutrients and fiber that help those microbes in your gut thrive.

And unfortunately, taking a probiotic daily while continuing to eat junk food and eat tons of sugar isn’t really enough to keep your gut health on point.

What your gut really needs to thrive is an abundance of plant fibers, which you get from eating lots of different kinds of vegetables. This creates what we call gut microbiome diversity. And this “diversity” is one of the key things the longest-living among us tend to have. Studies consistently show that the healthier a population is, the more diverse the microbes in their guts are. (10)

The real challenge is preparing all those veggies every day. Which I totally and completely advocate you do. 

But to make things simpler and more practical, I’ve also developed my phenomenally diverse Keto-Green® Shake. This is a protein-packed meal replacement shake you can drink every day and populate your gut with an abundance of plant fibers — without having to shop for or cook a single thing. 

My Keto-Green® Shake also plays a prominent role in my Keto-Green® 16 Day Detox. This shake allows you to detox with food, and because it’s so satisfying, it helps you stay fuller, longer throughout the day. This helps regulate your insulin sensitivity and lose weight. And when you try the Keto-Green® Shake as part of my detox kit, you can save up to 20% on it!

Don’t Forget: Food For Detoxification

A lot of detox and cleanse products suggest that you need to cut out food when you’re cleansing. 

I think that’s unwise and impractical. 

For one thing, food is a source of food for your body. Depriving your body of food in the name of a total detox is a recipe for failure. If you starve yourself, you’re starving your gut and your brain and robbing yourself of your sanity. 

The Keto-Green® 16-Day Challenge isn’t like that.

I believe that the best cleanses for detox include food. Delicious, gut-populating, liver-loving food. Yes, there are detoxifying foods and cleanse foods. No effective cleanse for detox and weight loss would include a ton of sugar and gluten, right?

But ultimately, a diet or a cleanse is meant to nourish you. To help you build healthy habits and change your lifestyle. That’s why I believe any cleanse for weight loss should include plenty of foods that detox.

Some of my favorite detox foods include:

  • Salmon
  • Avocado
  • Olive oil
  • Bone broth
  • Nuts + seeds
  • Cruciferous veggies and leafy greens like kale, spinach, and arugula (all drizzled in olive oil!)

If this sounds like the kind of cleansing foods you’d enjoy, I’d invite you to check out my Keto-Green® 16-Day Challenge. Although, is it really a “challenge” to eat delicious foods, hang out with other amazing women who are on the same path as you, and start a healthier lifestyle in the process? 

Honestly, there’s a reason that thousands of women have called this program the best cleanse and detox for weight loss on the planet. 

Click here to join us for the next round. It starts January 8, 2024, and we’d love to have you be there!

Final Thoughts On How To Do A Detox Cleanse

When it comes to resetting your body, your tastebuds, and your habits after a period of indulgence, there’s just nothing like a good detox to lose weight and clear your mind. 

If you do decide to embark on a detox cleanse at home, just make sure you’re including the three most important facets of an effective weight loss cleanse:

  1. Supporting your insulin sensitivity with keto-based foods
  2. Giving your liver the support it needs to detox properly
  3. Building up your gut microbiome diversity with an array of vegetable fibers

And of course, if you want to make it easy on yourself (and save up to 20%!), be sure to check out the Keto-Green® 16-Day Challenge Kit and start your detox cleanse at home


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Dr. Anna Cabeca

Dr. Anna Cabeca

Certified OB/GYN, Anti-Aging and Integrative Medicine expert and founder of The Girlfriend Doctor. During Dr. Anna’s health journey, she turned to research to create products to help thousands of women through menopause, hormones, and sexual health. She is the author of best-selling The Hormone Fix, and Keto-Green 16 and MenuPause.

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