Dr. Junger’s 5-Day Gut Flush Cleanse, as Featured on Dr. Oz

Dr.Oz_Ideal_detox_pt2By Ali Wetherbee

This detox aims to help your body heal the damage caused by fatty foods, processed sugar, and alcohol. Dr. Junger says that this diet can ease bloating and is ideal for those who carry extra weight around their midsection. If you crave salty, fatty, or fried foods, rely on fast food regularly, or drink alcohol frequently, this gut flush cleanse can give your digestive system a break and help you regain a good balance of beneficial bacteria in the gut.

The Basics:

  • The diet lasts for 5 days, with 2 liquid meals and a solid lunch each day. You may snack on veggies or 1 cup of almonds or blueberries.

Foods to avoid:

  • Grains — no wheat, oats, barley, quinoa, rice, or other grains
  • All alcohol
  • All processed foods
  • All processed sugar — no white sugar, brown sugar, agave, or substitutes (Equal, Splenda). Stevia is allowed.

Foods to focus on eating:

  • Whole vegetables, including sweet potatoes and yams; greens and fresh vegetable juices
  • Whole fruits, including berries (fresh or frozen), avocado, coconut
  • Wild-caught fish, grass-fed meat, eggs
  • Fermented foods
  • Nuts and seeds (including nut butters)
  • Caffeine — via green tea — in small amounts

Recommended Supplements:

Dr. Junger’s Sample Meal Plan (courtesy of doctoroz.com):

  • Day 1

Breakfast: Grasshopper Shake Lunch: Lamb Tacos Dinner: Cucumber Dill Bisque with Hard Boiled Eggs

  • Day 2

Breakfast: Green Coco Shake Lunch: Amazing Green Salad with Black Olives, Avocado and Almonds Dinner: Thai Coconut Chicken Soup

  • Day 3

Breakfast: Vanilla Almond Shake Lunch: Thai Chicken Salad Dinner: Carrot Parsnip Soup

  • Day 4

Breakfast: Chocolate Ginger Shake Lunch: Thai Coconut Chicken Soup Dinner: Acorn Wedges with Asian Broccoli Salad

  • Day 5

Breakfast: Purple Shake Lunch: Local Vegetable Frittata Dinner: Euro Nut Shake

Detox for Your Body Type Diets:

Dr. Junger’s 3-Day Liquid Cleanse

Dr. Junger’s 7-Day Vegan Cleanse for Inflammation

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