There are increasing toxins in our diet, lifestyle, and environment. With well over 77,000 artificial chemicals from the food we eat, personal care products, everyday household cleaners, and the water we drink, supporting the body's natural ability to detoxify is no longer just a choice – it's a necessity, even if you're healthy. There are many detox tips and different detoxes depending on your goals, but all are not equal. That's why a functional medicine liver detox is widely recommended to best support our primary detox organ and its essential function, detoxification. It uses extended fasting strategies with scientifically formulated herbal remedies and the key nutrients needed to mobilize the accumulation of harmful stored toxins and eliminate them more efficiently.

Here are the most asked questions (and answers) on what you can do to get the most out of your detox and what you may want to avoid. Of course, always use your best judgment based on your individual health and goals. Working with a certified health practitioner can help you understand what is best for you and any appropriate recommendations or adaptations to optimize your detoxification strategy.


Does the Daily Nutritional Support (DNS) Shake break a fasting state?

Most people will be kicked out of a fasting state by using the DNS powder since it does contain 15 g of protein, but the best way to test is by using a glucometer to measure blood sugar (below 95 for a fasting state). However, you do get many of the same benefits during Detox including anti-inflammatory effects, hormone balancing, blood sugar balancing, and ease of digestion, along with the 12-hour overnight fast as part of the Detox protocol. 

When will I receive my order?

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What is the Dr. Cabral 7-day Detox?

The Dr. Cabral Detox is a comprehensive detoxification program that allows your body 7, 14 or 21 days to reset and remove harmful toxins from your body. These toxins can cause weight gain, bloating, dry skin, brain fog, mood disorders, and hormone imbalances. The results from the 7-Day detox have been shown to improve many of these issues in most people. 

Does the Dr. Cabral Detox provide all meals or do I still have to purchase groceries in addition to it?

Each 7-day Dr. Cabral Detox comes with 7 breakfast and 7 afternoon shakes. The food shopping list is contained within the kit, but you would purchase your own lunch and dinners for days 3-7. (Days 1 and 2 are 4 shakes per day and are supplied for you.)

How many scoops of powder should I use?

Please only follow the directions on the mini-brochure enclosed in your Dr. Cabral Detox kit. You will be using 1 scoop for each shake four times a day on days 1-2. On days 3-7 you will be using two scoops for each breakfast and mid-afternoon shake.

Can I do the 7-day Detox for more than 7 days?

The Dr. Cabral Detox may be done for 7, 14, or 21-Days. The length of time is based on your goals and the results you are looking for. Generally, the longer you do the Dr. Cabral Detox the more benefits you will receieve.

How often can I do the Detox?

Typically, our wellness clients use the Dr. Cabral Detox 4 times per year (seasonally). However, many of our weight loss clients use it more often to help combat the effects of travel, holiday, and occasional slip-ups in their nutrition. We recommend the All-in-One Daily Detox Shake for every day maintenance use after your Dr. Cabral Detox is over.

Can I have coffee during my Detox?

We do not recommend having coffee/caffeine during the detox in order to see the best results. However, if you are not able to give up coffee we recommend only having about 6oz of black coffee or tea in the morning. 

Can I modify the detox to eat during the first 2 days?

We do not recommend eating during the first 2 days in order to give your body the time to remove toxins with out the stress of digesting food. However, if you are not trying to lose weight we do recommend using spinach and blueberries in your smoothies. If it is essential that you eat during the first 2 days you may follow the guidelines for days 3-7. 

Where can I find the Detox food guide and shopping list?

You can find the food guide and the shopping list here

What if I miss one of the capsules?

If you miss taking an AYU or FM capsule you can pick up with the next scheduled capsules – there is no need to take additional ones. 

How much water should I drink?

You should be consuming about 80-100oz of water each day throughout the detox. Much of this will be from the Dr. Cabral Detox shakes themselves (each one is about 20-24 ounces). Additional water is only needed if you feel thirsty.

Are nut milks allowed during the detox?

Yes, if you cannot do straight water with the powder you may use a 50/50 ratio of unsweetened nut milk with water.

If wishing to use coconut milk, it is okay to use about 1-2 tsp as part of a meal or recipe but is preferable that the main sources of fats are monounsaturated (avocado, olive oil) as they are easier to digest than saturated fats. 

I have a food sensitivity. Can I still do the detox?

The Dr. Cabral 7-Day Detox is gluten-free, dairy-free, nut-free, egg-free, soy-free. However, if any of your allergies lie outside of these specification please check the ingredient list to be sure that that foods that you are sensitive too are not in any of the products. You can find the ingredient labels on ... coming soon...

Do my detox products expire?

The detox products do have an expiration date; each product will have a stamp for the date that it will expire. Since they’re made in small batches, the one you’re getting is going to be fresh and will not expire most likely for 2 years.

Can I use herbs and spices?

Yes, herbs and spices are okay to use for seasoning your food.

*Note: some herbs including garlic and onion can act as a prebiotic and cause bloating which may slow weight loss and increase gut dysfunction. If this happens on days 3-7 we recommend cutting back on those products. 

Is there anyone that should NOT do the detox?

Please consult your healthcare practitioner if you are under 18, pregnant or lactating, have liver or kidney disease, gallbladder conditions, appendicitis, eating disorder, type 1 diabetes, or if any of your medications are contraindicated with any of these ingredients. 

Should I continue with any prescribed medication during the detox?

During the detox you should stay on all prescription medication prescribed by your healthcare practitioner, please also confirm that none of your medications are contraindicated with any of the ingredients in the detox. 

How do I maintain my results after the detox?

Out goal is to help you get the best results humanly possible, while at the same time teaching you a healthy lifestyle plan. To maintain all your results we simply recommend a daily breakfast or mid-afternoon smoothie with the Food List recommendations. It is what our most successful clients do to stay feeling healthy & looking great! 

What do I eat after the 21-day detox?

Continue with the Daily Nutritional Support for breakfast, but add in some berries and other superfoods.

Smoothie Recipes

Daily Nutritional Support Shake

For lunch you can continue on with a vegan or vegetarian lunch or begin to add in Paleo type protein if you prefer.

Snack is optional and it can be another smoothie, just the shake and powder, or a snack such as: a handful of nuts, cut up veggies and guacamole or hummus, a cup of fruit, or a fresh vegetable juice. Dinner can be the same style as lunch.

Lunch and dinner can also include some gluten-free starch if you are not trying to lose weight.

You can also do one to two cheat meals per week as desired based on your goals.  

Can I use vinegar during the detox?

We do not recommend vinegar on the detox because it is acidic and it can feed yeast or bacterial overgrowth. Instead, try using lemon or lime for acidity/flavor instead. 

Do you offer support during the Dr Cabral Detox?

Absolutely! Inside your mini-brochure you’ll see a sign-up page to get daily instructive & motivational emails directly from Dr. Cabral, and you can always email us at [email protected] – We’re here to help and make sure you succeed!

Can I change the timing of my shakes ?

If you need to wake up earlier than the example times listed on the instructions, you should drink lemon water upon waking up. Then have your first shake no earlier than 6:00am and have the remaining shakes 3.5-4 hours apart. 

Can I drink anything beside water?

Yes, you may also drink unsweetened and caffeine-free herbal teas; especially ginger tea. Please avoid coconut water or any beverages with sugar (natural or added). 

Should I be having daily bowel movements?

Decreased bowel movements during the first 2 days of the detox is normal because you are not consuming whole foods and only drinking liquids. After you introduce meals again on day 3, bowel movements should begin returning to normal. To increase bowel activity add in magnesium citrate powder and/or 3-5 capsules of psyllium husk fiber at night. 

Can I exercise during the detox?

If this is your first detox, we do not recommend exercising on the fasting days. Exercising on the meal days is okay, but don’t overdo it and pay close attention to how your body is feeling. The main goal of the detox is also to give your body time to rest and rejuvenate.

If you have done the detox before and know that you always have enough energy to exercise when fasting, then go ahead. Make sure to only do light exercise and continue to stay aware of how your body is feeling. 

Can I cook my food during the detox?

Yes, you may cook your food. It is best not to cook in oil, but instead, either steam, bake, broil, slow cook, or sauté (pan-fry) in a little water to prevent sticking. You may then add 1-2 TBSP of olive oil as a dressing along with a squeeze of lemon.

I feel bloated after having the shake and supplements. Is this normal?

Bloating after consuming the shake and supplements is often a sign of weak digestion. If this occurs, it is best to drink the shake slowly over the course of 60 minutes. 

I am doing a 14 or 21-detox. Do I repeat the 2 days fast at the beginning of each week?

Yes, for best results, we recommend repeating the 2 day fast each week. If weight-loss is not your main goal, then it is okay to only do the first 2 day fast and then follow the day 3-7 meal plan for the rest of the detox. Another option is only doing 1 liquid fast day per week for 2 or 3 week of a longer Dr. Cabral Detox. 

Can I have sparkling water during the detox?

We recommend avoiding all carbonated drinks during the detox. After you complete the detox sparkling water is okay. 

If I cannot swallow capsules, can I open them up and mix into my water?

Yes, you can mix the powder from the capsules into the shakes or even mix them up with a little raw honey or 1 tsp of apple sauce. Please keep in mind that the powder may taste bitter due to the vitamins and herbs. 

I do not want to lose weight. Can I still do the detox?

Absolutely! If you are not trying to lose weight, we do recommend adding 1c of blueberries in your smoothies on days 3-7. There is a section on the food shopping list of fruits and carbs that you can eat if weight loss is not your main goal. Also, if you are completing a 14-day or 21-day detox, only the first 2 days of fasting is recommended and you can follow the instructions for days 3-7 for the rest of the detox. 

If I am feeling really hungry still after day 3, can I add more food?

To help with hunger we recommend adding green leafy vegetables and blueberries in your smoothies. Less weight may be lost, but you will still experience great detox results. 

Do I need to do all 7 days or can I do less and still get the results?

If you cannot commit to a full 7-day detox, you can still receive great benefits from doing only 5 days. Simply complete the 1st 5 days out of the 7 day Dr. Cabral Detox and then just use the daily shake powder for your morning smoothies after that. 

Can I do the detox without using the pills and just do the all-in-one powder?

The Dr. Cabral Detox was specifically formulated to include all 3 products. Each product is unique in its own way. The Daily Nutritional Support powder is a full multi-vitamin, mineral, electrolyte, and antioxidant formula that has light detox effects by itself, but it is the FM Detox that provides the higher level of Phase 1 and 2 liver detox support. The AYU Detox allows for greater bowel motility and has anti-inflammatory and cleansing properties. 

Why may I experience headaches, fatigue, nausea, or skin breakouts?

This can be a sign that your body is detoxing, which is called a Herxheimer reaction. This is due to the fact your body is releasing stored toxins, which your body is trying to process and eliminate as quickly as possible. Headaches, fatigue, and nausea are also common if you have altered your normal routine and are no longer consuming processed foods, caffeine, alcohol, etc. This causes your body to have withdrawal symptoms from these items, especially during the first 2 days. It should be gone by the end of day 3. Please discontinue the Dr. Cabral Detox, or move onto the Day 3 meal plan should a headache become severe or last more than the 1st 2 days. 

Is the detox gluten-free, dairy-free, soy-free, egg-free, caffeine-free, nut-free, vegan/vegetarian?

Yes, the detox was created to be free of all major allergens including gluten, dairy, soy, egg, and nuts. The detox is also caffeine free and is made with pea/rice protein so it is also vegan/vegetarian. It has also been 3rd party tested for purity and contains no heavy metals. 

Can I complete the detox while pregnant or nursing?

No, we do not recommend completing the detox while pregnant or nursing because that may expose your child to toxins your body will be releasing. 

Can I do an infrared sauna, or coffee enema, or colonic while completing the detox?

If you would like to use an infrared sauna, coffee enema, or colonic while completing the detox, it is best to do so during days 3-7, after you have completed the fasting portion so that your body is stronger and able to work with the increased detoxification treatments. 

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Determine what is your Toxic load

The only requirement for taking part in the FM Detox is to purchase a 7-, 14-, or 21-day Dr. Cabral Detox Kit (also known as a Functional Medicine Detox) using the link below.

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Benefits of Detoxing

  • Enhances liver function
  • Improves digestion
  • Reduces inflammation
  • Helps in weight loss
  • Improves skin
  • Boosts energy

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