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Below you will see the basic food categories which indicate maximum amounts for foods recommended. Your vegetable intake must represent minimum 40% of the total kilojoule intake which will amount to around 2.5kg daily - hence the use of juicing. Always add equal quantities of organic apples to the vegetables when you juice.


Animal protein
In the first 4-6 weeks of treatment, a vegetarian approach is recommended as the exclusion of animal protein will speed up the process. After this, if you are not vegetarian then you may include fish twice weekly. For those who are taking it easy do not have more than 5 animal protein meals weekly (2 fish, 2 organic chicken and 1 organic red meat). Keep two days of the week strictly vegan (no animal produce). Do not take any salted, smoked, cured or processed fish and meat products.
Dairy & Eggs
Regard eggs as animal protein. Either remove eggs or limit to two a week. Exclude dairy products such as milk and cheese. Goat, sheep's yoghurt or biodynamic cow's yoghurt maybe included either on the slower detoxification plan, or on vegetarian regimes if tolerated.
Vegetables & Juicing
Vegetables will form around 40%-60% of the diet and therefore should be included at lunch and dinner. Take in the form of soups, salads and cooked whole vegetables. Never discard the cooking water as all the vitamins and minerals will have leeched into the water. Potatoes and peas are not vegetables and mushrooms should be avoided with fungal infections. Vegetable juicing (organic only) is highly recommended. I would recommend at starting at 750mls daily (taken as 3 serves of 250mls each). Click here for more information and recipes. 
These include the peas, beans and lentils. Eat with your brown rice or millet, daily (except on days with animal protein). As with vegetables, do not discard the cooking water - either use in the recipe or try to use the minimum amount required for cooking. Always use purified water.
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Generally, all whole grain cereals except wheat and rye are encouraged. Watch out for wheat in bread or bakery products (cakes, biscuits, pastry) and pasta. Use organic produce where possible and include: Oats, rice, millet, buckwheat, barley and corn (maize). Wheatgerm is allowed. As with vegetables, do not discard the cooking water - either use in the recipe or try to use the minimum amount required for cooking. Always use purified water.
Nuts and seeds
It is best if these are omitted at the beginning of treatment (first 4-6 weeks). After this time, use in moderation - not for snacking and as part of a meal. Limit walnuts and brazils. Peanuts are excluded.
Soy preparations
It is best to omit soy products at the beginning of treatment. Later your plan may include sparing amounts of soy drink, tofu etc.  High dietary intake of soy over a prolonged period of time is associated with mineral depletion.
2 - 3 servings a day.  Watch citrus fruits and pineapple which may be too aggressive giving rise to symptoms. Dried fruit (unsulphured) may be used but not for snacking. Green apples can be used liberally in juicing.
Fats and oils
Fats and oils should be omitted at the beginning of treatment and thereafter reduced to a minimum. Use only small amounts of unrefined organic flaxseed oil, safflower or sunflower oil as a dressing and minimal amounts of virgin olive oil in cooking. For serious detoxers only use organic, unrefined flaxseed oil - never heat this oil.
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Tea, coffee and alcohol are omitted as are any of the carbonated or popular soft drinks (coke, squash etc.). Mineral water (non-carbonated) is allowed as are the various herb teas and rooibosch tea. Watch out on prepared brands of coffee substitutes for additives (lactose, wheat derivatives) if they are to be avoided on your diet sheet
Honey is allowed but restricted to between 2-4tsp/day. Apple cider vinegar is also usually allowed in salad dressing. Herbs and mild spices, garlic and ginger are allowed. Cornflour and arrowroot are allowed for thickening.
Texturised soya.
Yeast extracts - Marmite, Bovril, Vecon, Vegemite, stock cubes and products using hydrolysed protein. These products have a high sodium content.
Soy sauce, Tamari and Miso.
Vinegar, other than apple cider vinegar
Refined and processed food
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