Q: Dear Dr. Mao,
What fast do you recommend for a good inner cleanse, as well as how to loose a few pounds over a seven-day period?
A: Fasting stresses the body so it is important to have a good understanding of your body’s current condition before specific recommendations can be made. There are several fasting protocols, which work specifically on various parts of the body. There are programs that cleanse the intestines, those that cleanse the liver and the interstices, and those that cleanse the mind.
However, I do not recommend fasting for the purpose of losing weight. It is a quick solution that will deplete the body and put the weight right back on. In order to obtain the proper fasting regiment, I suggest you contact and consult an acupuncturist/herbalist who can assist you with a program specially designed for your body.
Once you have that program, you may try supplementing it with the Traditions of Tao “Abundant Energy” and “B-Slim” herbal formulas; specifically for cleansing the body of toxins, you might wish to try “Internal Cleanse“. Of course, discuss with your physician before beginning any new health regime.