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How long does it take to detox dairy and eggs out of our system?

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I was given a latte at starbucks with milk in it not soy(which i ordered). I had to take a few sips to figure out if it was cow's milk or soy ..it has been so long since having cow's milk i wasn't sure. I finally went up and asked and the lady realized she had put milk in not soy. I tried to be polite and mentioned that some people are lactose intolerent and can get very ill if they drink milk etc. Anyway, i was wondering how long does it takes to detox after drinking a few sips of cow's milk. Also, Yesterday i accidentily ate a peanut butter cookie with egg in it too. I feel so gross!! Thanks for your answers!
post #2 of 7
You never completely detox from anything. Detoxification is generally described in terms of how long does half of it take to be removed. If 1/2 of it is removed in 6 hours, then 1/2 of what's left is removed in another 6 hours, etc. Every 6 hours, you have 1/2 as much as you had 6 hours before. As you can see, if you simply remove 1/2 of it, you never remove all of it. A month is 30 days, say. That is 120 6-hour periods. So multiply the amount of of a 6-hour half-life poison by 1 divided by (2 to the power 120), and you'll see what percentage of it you'll have left after a month.



You'll have the original amount times 7.5 with the decimal place moved 37 positions to the left of where it is above, that is, you'll have .00000000000000000000000000000000000075 times the original amount. This is not the same a not having any, for those of you obsessed with "all-or-nothing " concepts, or "any amount is too much" concepts.
post #3 of 7
What specifically are you trying to detox? What chemicals? Some of the vitamins in those foods are fat soluble and the specific molecules may never leave your body. The water soluble stuff leaves quite quickly if not used by your body to become some other, longer lasting substance. The proteins may be used to create useful substances in your body that may last a long time and are not able to be forcefully "detoxed" because they are now a part of your hormones, muscle, etc.



Perhaps you may want to think of detoxing on a spiritual level instead of a literal one. In that case, it is whatever makes you feel "clean" and at peace again.
post #4 of 7
hey soilman what about when it gets so small it cant be devided in terms of molecules. say you have 1 mole of a subtance and after 1000 days you have only 1 molecule left it can no longer be devided evenly so it must be possible (after an extreme period of time) to get rid of somthing completly unlike in mathmaticis where you can keep deviding for infinity.
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I asked b/c i've read that people with eczema who restrict *all* dairy, eggs, and wheat fromtheir diet need at least two weeks before they can safely rule out any food as the cause of the eczema.
post #6 of 7
Ah, interesting. I suppose then there is some protein that stimulates the immune system to over respond. I had eczema pretty bad in highschool. I wish I had tried no dairy. In addition, I also started to become lactose intolerant in HS, and didn't realize it until a lot later.
post #7 of 7
Magates asks what about when "you have only 1 molecule left [therefore] it can no longer be divided [into 2 equal parts]"



Oh oh, I think you out-thought soilman.



Indeed, when you get down to 1 molecule of a substance, you can no longer proceed toward having 1/2 of the amount of that substance, that you had before. You can only end up with 2 entirely different substances, and not necessarily an equal amount (mass) of each. If each of those substances in non-toxic, which could well be the case, then you have at last, completely "detoxed." Hmm. Didn't think of that.
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