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How to Detox with Psyllium Husk

author image Robin Coe
Based in Ann Arbor, Mich., Robin Coe has reported on a variety of subjects for more than 15 years. Coe has worked on environmental health and safety issues in communities across Ohio and Michigan. Coe holds a Bachelor of Science in journalism with a double-major in international politics from Bowling Green State University. She has also received training and experience as a nurse aide.
How to Detox with Psyllium Husk
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In any detox program, it's important to make sure that the wastes being drawn from the body are able to leave the body as well. Psyllium husk acts as a natural laxative, and is an ingredient in Metamucil. Psyllium husk comes from the seed of the plant Plantago ovata. It's important to use psyllium husk with the proper amount of water during a detox; otherwise, the psyllium husk can actually obstruct the gastrointestinal tract.

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Step 1

Take any vitamins and supplements you need first thing in the morning when you wake. Wait two hours to begin detoxing with psyllium husk.

Step 2

Grind 1 tsp. of your psyllium husk in the blender to turn it into a powder. Add a little bit of water to assist with blending the psyllium husk.

Step 3

Mix your psyllium into an 8-oz. glass of water until it is well-mixed. Drink the glass of psyllium water and then drink another ½ to full cup of water to help wash the psyllium through your digestive system. Take 2 tbsp. of bentonite clay prior to taking the psyllium if you want to increase the detoxification process. The clay helps to draw out chemicals and metals in the body.

Step 4

Drink an 8-oz. glass of water every few hours so that you are getting at least 8 glasses of water while taking the psyllium husk.

Step 5

Eat light meals of steamed vegetables with brown rice at lunch, and add fish or beans at dinner. Take another teaspoon of ground psyllium husk mixed in an 8-oz. glass of water before you go to bed. Repeat the process for a period of up to seven days.

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