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126 comments on “Day 4: Detox Your Kitchen
  1. Toni Glover says:

    I am not able to download the Day 4 Detox your kitchen MP3 audio. Any suggestions?

  2. Zoe Valery says:

    IΒ΄m sorry , I mean Flour,(jeje) so
    What about using Quinoa for replacing the flour for making pizza, pankakes muffins etc? is Quinoa good?

  3. Zoe Valery says:

    What about using Quinoafor replacing the fluor for making pizza, pankakes muffins etc? is Quinoa good?

  4. Zoe Valery says:

    How do you spell CHia (ΒΏbran? ) I mean the leftover from making the Chia oil , the thing you use for cooking and make pizza, muffins, pancakes etc.

  5. Zoe Valery says:

    How do you do the crackers?

    • Jon Gabriel says:

      Hi Zoe,

      I believe Den is posting a recipe for dehydrated flax and chia seed crackers. But you can also look on line as there are many different varieties and recipes. Just make sure there are no other flours or grain in the recipe. It should be just chia or flax seeds, other nuts and seeds, veges and seasonings.



    • Denaleigh B says:

      Hi Zoe,
      Here is the recipe:
      The following recipe is for Jon's Flax Crackers, of which Chia can be added to.

      1 cup flax seeds
      1 cup water (you may need more water if you add a little chia to this)
      1/2 teaspoon healthy salt
      1 teaspoon pepper
      1 tablespoon coconut palm sugar
      2 tablespoons olive oil

      Put all ingredients, except olive oil, into a bowl, blend for a few minutes using a stick blender until gelatinous
      Spread onto hydrator sheet
      Add oil on top to help with spreading
      Spread out as thinly and as uniformly as possible without gaps.
      Dehydrate1 hour - take out and score into squares or triangles
      Dehydrate for a further 12-14 hours at 40degrees C / 105degrees F
      Flip and dehydrate for 2-4 more hours until crunchy.

      NB If you don't have a dehydrator, you can use your oven, on the lowest setting possible and with the oven door open.
      Best regards
      Den - The GM Team

  6. Sheri Dahale says:

    What about vegetable oil for cooking. Didn't hear much about the use of this one. Love the program and all the information now and going forward.

  7. Evelien Van den Berg says:

    hej there down under. Thanks for this great experience!
    I was very happy with the MP3 downloads! But is it possible to also get them from day 3 an 4? and of course the last 2 day's as well? would be great!
    thanks again from a dark and cold Holland.

  8. cwalker@svcable.net says:

    What do you say about dark chocolate, 80%? There are lots of folks who say it is healthful. Better to stick with just cacao?
    Also, what about red palm oil for stir fry? I find coconut oil gives too strong a flavor.
    And finally, thank you for an awesome method and all the amazing support from you both.

  9. Su says:

    I have trouble coming up with breakfast ideas. I really feel the need for protein in the morning. My two mainstays are plain organic yogurt with berries and flax or chia seeds which doesn't tend to keep me filled up for very long and eggs with stir fried vegetables. Any suggestions?
    I also find I'm not satisfied with just meat and vegetables at dinner. I want some potato/starch like food. I don't need much but find I start looking for snacks in the evening when I just stick to vegetables. Any suggestions?
    It's more than twice the price of the product to order chia bran here in Canada. What's the best substitute flour until I chia becomes more readily available here?
    Thanks for the awesome job you've all been doing! Super team...eh?


    This program is phenomenal! I could NEVER have done this without your support. THANK YOU!
    Day 4 I felt fantastic after 3 days of challenges. Today, not so good --- weak & no energy.
    Yesterday, I probably overdid it out doing errands & did not dress warm enough [-25 degrees Celius]
    Would you talk about the effect of the cold during a detox. Your advice:- slow down, rest?
    Again, thank you both.

    • gabrielmethod says:

      Hi Paulette,
      During a cleanse, it is particularly important to keep warm. Warm tea, broths and resting are very important.
      Hope you are feeling better soon!
      Best regards
      Den - The GM Team

  11. Merilyn's Green says:


    Just as this great course was starting, I had to have a minor heart surgery, so I won't be starting it for a few more days. Will you be pulling anything off line so I won't have access to it?

    2. May I let my brother have access to the emails I receive regarding this course?

    Thank you very much.
    Merilyn Green

  12. Janis Bonavito says:

    Thank you Jon for all your hard work with putting this all together!! It is jam packed with such vital information and teachings. You can tell you really care!! You also teamed up with a sweet, informative and caring person with Nadia. I love your new cookbook. Not only are the recipes wonderful but it has such great information about ingredients and a better way on how to enrich our lives. Peace, Janis

  13. gabrielmethod says:

    For anyone wanting more detailed recipes and instructions on how to make Nadia's Natural Cleaning products here are some links:
    HOMEMADE TOOTH SOAP AND OTHER TOOTH CLEANERS --> http://www.making-healthy-choices.com/homemade-toothpaste.html

    NO SHAMPOO (using Apple Cider Vinegar and Baking Soda for cleaning your hair) --> http://www.making-healthy-choices.com/no-shampoo.html

    HOMEMADE MAKEUP --> http://www.making-healthy-choices.com/lip-gloss-recipe.html

    HOMEMADE HAND SANITIZER --> http://www.making-healthy-choices.com/hand-sanitizer-spray.html

    HOMEMADE MOUTHWASH --> http://www.making-healthy-choices.com/homemade-mouthwash.html

    TONGUE SCRAPING --> http://www.making-healthy-choices.com/coated-tongue.html
    ALL PURPOSE CLEANER --> http://www.making-healthy-choices.com/homemade-household-cleaners.html

    Hope this helps.
    Den - The GM Team

  14. Sharon H says:

    You are like a lady version of Mr Wizard. My sink was slow and I but baking soda in the drain poured vinigar on it. WOW!!!! It foamed up, cleaned and fixed the problem. Thank you amazing. Sharon

  15. Marisol Rocha says:

    I have been finding that during this week my teeth have been feeling a sort of grime layer, some times even gritty. I have brushed with the baking soda/sea salt as well as my regular toothpaste and can't seem to get rid of it completely - is this normal and part of the detox reaction? How long before I can likely expect to feel my smooth teeth again?

  16. Marisol Rocha says:

    As I think to the post cleanse, I am totally on board and excited about running with this "re-start" button idea and listening to my body's cravings.

    I just wonder about emotional cravings...is it likely that our emotional mind will make us think we want things we used to crave, and how can you support yourself to know the difference? I really believe in Jon's "no deprivation" method, so what if my "go to" comfort of cheese and crackers pipes up, not because my body wants it, but because my mind believes it's what is missed?

    Would love some guidance on how to navigate these emotional cravings and also how to tell the difference between my body wanting it versus my mind. Thanks!

  17. Allison Miller says:

    Dear Jon and Nadia,
    Have you heard of Coconut Vinegar -- it says it is 'better than apple cider vinegar.' Would you recommend using it? Also, is it ok to use coconut aminos instead of sea salt? Thank you again for all your insights and assistance,

  18. Susan M says:

    Jon said he is doing a 12 day cleanse this time.

    Would Jon please talk about how he moved from shorter cleases to longer ones over the years?

    Also, before starting the detox, Jon said until now he'd been reluctant to recommend detoxing even though he'd done it himself. I'm wondering if he'd say what elements of this cleanse are different to what he used to do, and, like he put at the end of his book, the sources he drew on. It'd be interesting to understand more of the science of detoxing.

    • Jon Gabriel says:

      Hi Susan,

      I was able to do a longer cleanse this time because my body has been through the process a few times, so it's not scary or confusing. The first time you do a cleanse it's really important to keep it brief and give yourself as much support as you can, so that your body has a positive experience.

      I was reluctant to talk too much about detoxing prior to this cleanse because I didn't feel I could offer people the support that they would need until now and I didn't want people to go about it the wrong way.

      I gained a lot of insight about fasting from Joel Furhman's Fasting and Eating for Health and Dr. Alejandro Junger's book Cleanse. I also have participated in a various detox program. We put this one together drawing on all the best off each of the approaches that are out there. The biggest key that to making a detox successful is that you want to keep nourishing yourself as much as possible, so you're not too hungry, while still maintaining the detox state. Going out of the detox you want to restart your metabolism properly and you also want to bring the mind into the equation with visualization.

  19. Marisol Rocha says:

    I believe I just heard Jon mention we should refrigerate the Green Me Up Johnny. Does he mean in powder form as it arrived (putting the container in the fridge)? or once it is mixed with water if you are drinking in portions, make sure to refrigerate the drink?

    My powder has just been on my kitchen counter this week, might the live bacteria have gone bad?

    I also have a prep question: I know you don't want to make it with hot water, but is room temperature water okay or does the water have to be cold?

  20. Dargenstar says:

    What about beans? I know they have to be 'changed' in order to be eaten. I buy organic black or kidney beans, soak them and boil them, etc. Is it the glycemic thing with beans? Thanks. Megan

  21. Andrew Fiszer says:

    is soy milk ok to use?

    • Jon Gabriel says:

      I don't recommend soy milk or other un-fermented soy products. They can interfere with digestion and elevate estrogen levels, leading to insulin resistance and elevated insulin levels. Try instead nut milks and coconut milk/ coconut water.

  22. Daria J Howell says:

    Organic butter does not necessarily equal grass-fed. Organic grains fed would be free of GMOs but are still grain-fed, not grass-fed. Also, Mary's Gone Crackers are rice-based. FYI πŸ˜‰

  23. Andrew Fiszer says:

    do you need to keep coconut oil in the fridge once it is opened?

  24. Marisol Rocha says:

    I love hearing about cracker options (flax seed, chia seed, etc.) Are you familiar with the brand Mary's Gone Crackers? They seem to be made from flax seeds, sesame seeds and other seeds. They are also gluten free....is this the type of cracker you are talking about being okay?

    I love their texture (especially with goat brie cheese!) but have always wondered what holds it all together - what bad ingredients am I looking out for to know if this brand is like the healthy cracker options you mentioned?

  25. Daria J Howell says:

    Just so you know, I believe Braggs aminos is UNfermented soy! I have switched to organic gluten free tamari myself.

  26. Marisol Rocha says:

    Jon, it sounds like you have completely cut out wheat, but that you do have dairy here and there in form of cheese. Are there cheeses that you totally stay away from? If so, please list them. And what are the cheeses that you feel are best to use if you are going to use cheese.

    I am a HUGE cheese fan (have often chosen it over dessert when dining out!) but I want to ride this wave and be well informed when making cheese choices moving forward should my body crave it. Thank you for your recommendations πŸ™‚

    • Jon Gabriel says:

      Hi Marisol,

      I go by my gut ( literally ) when it comes to cheese. If the cheese bother's my stomach I stay away from it. But it's usually the more processed conventionally farmed cheeses that cause the problem for me. Again if you can get raw cheese it's a real win.

  27. Dargenstar says:

    Do whole flax seeds need to be refrigerated? Thanks, Megan

  28. Andrew Fiszer says:

    for breakfast prior to the cleanse i was blending, watermelon, strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, kiwi fruit, banana and a little frozen yoghurt. i also add freshly grounded flaxseeds and whey protein. is this still ok post cleanse?

  29. Susan M says:

    Those sprouted grain breads, they still have gluten in them do they?

    In the pre-cleanse it was suggested not to deep fry or bake - to eat raw or steam or boil instead. If you use stable oils is occasional frying a problem? What is the problem iwth baking?

    Here's a recipe for making ghee at home:
    1. Preheat oven to 60 - 120 degrees C (250F).
    2. Place a large block of quality grass fed butter into an oven proof container (I use Pyrex), and into oven.
    3. Leave in oven for 45 - 60 minutes, then take it out and carefully pour the golden fat from the top, making sure that the white liquid at the bottom stays in the container.
    4. Discard white liquid, and keep ghee in the fridge.

  30. Erik Smith says:

    Regarding wheat and bread generally, is it OK to eat refrigerated sprouted bread? There are a few different types on the market. As a vegetarian my options are somewhat limited.

    • Jon Gabriel says:

      Yes the refrigerated sprouted grain breads are best.

      • Ludmilla wolf Wolf says:

        I've always made my bread with sour dough, which it's supposed to treat the gluten differently from brewer's yeast. I also stone ground my own wheat, obviously organic, so it is not processed. Is this still very inflammatory as said in the video? If I make my grain sprout, do I grind it in the same way, with the stone mill? How else can I do? Every time I've tried gluten free flours the results have been quite sad. Does anyone have some good recipe for gluten free bread with sour dough? thx a lot

  31. Louis Schneidman says:

    John's suggestion to go to Donna Schwenk's wwwCulturedFoodLife.com site is so important that it might be worth repeating. I went there and plan on making my own Kefir and cultured food from now on. For only $10, a person can join for 1 month and have access to all of Donna's how to videos. I invite you to share this with all the people on the detox as well as reminding them the value of adding cultured food to our diet and how easy it is!!

  32. Shayndel Kahn says:

    Can palm sugar be used in baking?

  33. Graham Howells says:

    Is there any further benefit from using a wide variety of the healthy oils rather than using one or two?

  34. Jody Plecas says:

    Rice bran oil - is this OK?

    • Jon Gabriel says:

      Cold pressed rice bran oil is good as a cooking oil because it's resistant to heat. But ONLY for that reason. Other than that it's a bit high in omega 6. We want more omega 3 and less omega 6. So seed oils are great and vegetable and grain oils not as good.

  35. Erik Smith says:

    I'm feeling very light headed and I have a headache. I had to leave work because I felt like I could pass out. I am sure that I'm not getting enough calories so I added as much extra juice as I can. Is there a threshold level of calories that we should have? I'm 6'3 220lbs. Thanks.

  36. Robert Walsh says:

    I've lost 60 pounds in the last two and a half months. I worry that these past two weeks might be really slowing down my metabolism. I love the program but can you tell me how long it might take to get my body used to eating dairy and wheat again without a huge weight gain? I plan on incorporating many elements of the cleanse in my diet, but can't realistically stick to no wheat/no dairy. Thanks!

  37. Susan M says:

    This is a great program, it's making detoxing accessible - I had never dared as my body is sensitive: it means a lot that you answer questions. I have mercury to detox, is that something that needs a more specific detox program than this? Do you know where I could find supervision for that kind of detox at home? I've read about live-in programs in USA, but I'm in Melbourne Australia and am yet to find a sauna and whole foods based detox experts here. I would prefer to be supervised at home for a food and sauna detox, even if it is by skype.

    • Susan M says:

      Also, whenever I next do a cleanse, is it possible I might meet similar symptoms to this time (maybe reduced)? My back resurfaced an injury from 4 years ago last week and Nadia said that can happen. Have you found that people sometimes revisit symptoms a few times over separate cleanses - it'd be good to have some idea if this back problem might recur when I cleanse again some time next year.

      • Jon Gabriel says:

        I never experienced that, nor have I heard of that happened. But Nadia would be the one to check with on that, as she's worked with thousands of people.

      • Nadia says:

        Hi Susan,

        Every time you do a cleanse it may feel different... hard to say for sure what you will experience next time. Some people release all they need to in one particular area (ie back pain) during one cleanse and others keep releasing during subsequent cleanses. Your body knows what it is doing and will release only what it is able to during each cleanse.. trust that as you move forward.

    • Jon Gabriel says:

      Dr. Howard Leibowitz from the leibowitz Longevity Center in the US, helps people with heavy mercury using a process called chelation. Please visit his site and maybe send his office and email to learn more about it.

      Spirolina and chlorella are also very good at assisting the body in removing heavy metals.

    • Nadia says:

      Hi Susan,

      This is a great cleanse for allowing your body to release anything toxic that it can during this time. I believe that heavy metals will be released over time by continuing to move towards a detoxifying lifestyle and doing cleanses like this one once or twice a year.

      Cilantro is great to help with releasing mercury. Add it to your green juices.

    • Ludmilla wolf Wolf says:

      since you are in Australia, try to look up for kinergetics, its founder is in Tasmania and there are many practitioners in Australia. It's quite effective for mercury removal. HTH

  38. Jan Wren says:

    First of all a huge thank you to John and Nadia. My questions:
    In one juice I have added fennel which has quite a sweet taste. Should I regard this as a celery substitute or closer to beets and carrots?

    Also, at the end of day 3 I was very hungry so had some broth, but later wondered whether metabolically a flax seed shake or coconut tea might have been a better choice to stabilise my blood sugar? My hunger was accompanied by a major sugar craving which I managed to resist (but only just), thanks to the visualisations.

    Thanks Nadia for the oil pulling tip. I have been using coconut oil, but didn't like the texture in my mouth while waiting for it to melt; sesame oil is a much nicer experience. I have also bought unscented castile soap so am looking forward to playing around with your soap "recipes" in the next few days. I got the impression that you dilute the Castile soap with water when you add the essential oil. Is this correct?

    Lastly, just as a comment, my tip for the next round of people is spend as much as you can afford on a juicer, but don't worry about the blender. I have made both the tea and the shakes by just whisking with a spoon or fork.

    Am feeling great, thanks so much.

    • gabrielmethod says:

      This question was answered in today's webinar, but an answer will be posted here shortly.
      The GM Team

      • Nadia says:

        Fennel is great to add to juices.

        If you keep coconut oil out of the fridge, it will remain in a liquid state. Good quality sesame oil is also good.

        For hand soap, dilute castile soap 1 part soap to 5 parts water, then add a few drops of essential oil. For dish soap I don't add essential oils.

  39. Susan M says:

    Is Cell Food something that would be okay to add to water during the cleanse or pre-cleanse?

  40. Shayndel Kahn says:

    I meant to say 2 tBSp. of chia seeds for omega supplementation.

  41. Shayndel Kahn says:

    Wondering about organic Greek yogurt for after the detox on day 2 or 3, and what you think of yogurt. Also, I take an omega supplement and wondering if 2 TbSp are enough.
    Just had the chia shake with some coconut water and it is fabulous. Didn't need to drink as many juices today. Listening to my body.

  42. Jane says:

    I've increased the juices to 4 litres a day as I've been craving more and more of them!
    I also had an immediate relief from detox symptoms by having a colonic, and my tongue scraper is needed every hour !
    Arthritis pain is greatly improved and my glucose levels are reading as normal for the first time in years ! All in a few days ! Thank you for your guidance.

  43. Jane says:

    This detox program is the best I have come across ! Thank you so much for providing such incredible information, youv'e thought of everything !
    I am planning to continue the detox until my body tells me its time to stop, as the benifits are incredible!
    Is it at all possible to have a written list of the ingredients and quantities of the home made body care and household cleaning goods that you talked about ?

  44. Ludmilla wolf Wolf says:

    do you have specific advices on how to sprout? I always end up with mold πŸ™
    I thought it might be not enough warmth or too much water but even varying that the end result is poor. How is the proper way to sprout seeds? Thanks a lot

  45. Ludmilla wolf Wolf says:

    coconut oil is very hard to find in Italy and the one I found online is quite expensive. Since it is used raw, would cold press organic olive oil be a good substitute in general, if not for the cleanse?

  46. Phyllis Goble says:

    After the cleanse is over, would store-bought marinated artichokes be OK to have? I really enjoy them as a weekly treat.

    • gabrielmethod says:

      Hi Phyllis,
      If you enjoy these then it is okay to continue to have them. Try to pick a product that has as little added ingredients as possible.
      Best regards
      Den - GM Team

  47. Deborah Freisinger says:

    I know I am getting ahead of myself, but I am feeling fabulous. I can walk down the stairs without my knees hurting, which has been a problem for me for years! The cleanse has been "effortless". But I'm worried about introducing food again. My diet and weight has been a 50 year long battle. I am afraid that when I go back to eating, things will go downhill. I will be tempted to eat lousy food and go back to my old ways. I also recognize from this program that those thought are the ones that will stress out my body and turn my fat programs on. Any advice? Thanks for all your support on this program!

    • gabrielmethod says:

      Hi Deborah,
      You will find that your body will not be able to handle a lot of the old types of food anyway, but visualisations and continuing to add the big 3 to your meals will help to get you through the transition back to eating foods again.
      Den - GM Team

  48. Allison Miller says:

    I am finding that I am very hungry. Should I just drink more juices or detox broth? Any ideas about why I'm staying so hungry rather than moving into "detox mode?" I'm following the plan. Thank you so much for all you're doing. I really appreciate all the energy you're putting into this detox and how much you're offering. It's very supportive.

  49. Susanne says:

    So far, its going surprisingly well, thank you so much - i drink a lot of water and enjoy the juices (especially Green me up Jonny with chia) and the tea with coconut (i could drink it all day, and i really get Tibetans drinking butter tea, since it helps keeping warm and nourished) and the broth is super good. Today, i am feeling a bit weak, though. My challenge is sugar addiction, and i have not been craving it at all - that is so great!
    My question is, what would you suggest for bringing down high cholesterol (about 8), as my doctor wants me on medication, if my levels have not gone down in about 2 weeks time...i definitely will not not take statins, and i hope this detox is helping. There is so much out about cholesterol, it is confusing.

  50. Margaret says:

    Hi Jon, I'm having success on the DETOX and feel great. However, I work full time. So between buying all the vegetables and making the broth and the green juices I'm finding it difficult to keep up with the webinars. There is so much great information to assimilate. So my question is, will these Q&As be monitored following the DETOX in case someone has questions they don't think of now? Or how will that be managed?

    • gabrielmethod says:

      Hi Margaret,
      These forums will be still be monitored after the Detox is over so do not hesitate to ask a question if you think of it later.
      Best regards
      Den - The GM Team

  51. Barb says:

    How soon after the Cleanse can I eat Sun Warrior Veggie protein? Any other good proteins to eat after the Cleanse? Are there any proteins that I can eat during a Cleanse? I am always hungry on a program that doesn't allow protein.
    This was an excellent program. Best one I've ever done! Thank you so much!

    • gabrielmethod says:

      Hi Barb,
      It takes a lot of energy for your digestive system to digest Protein, and the aim of a cleanse is to give your digestive system a break. Therefore, it is best to avoid protein during a cleanse. The first one or two meals you have post cleanse should also still be a gentle transition back to eating, so it would be best to save having Protein, including the Sun Warrior Veggie protein for your third meal if you can.
      Best Regards
      Den - The GM Team

  52. Wendy Furlong says:

    Can I ask about coconut yoghurt (co yo) it is gluten free and dairy free, is this safe if you have high cholesterol?

  53. Margaret says:

    I have a question from yesterday's webinar. How do you use the ACV for washing your hair. Do you cover your hair with the ACV, leave it a while and then rinse? Or how exactly should it be used?