The Honest Truth – Dr. Oz’s 3 Day Detox Cleanse

9 Mar

I have read many reviews, and researched a lot about Dr. Oz’s 3 Day Detox Cleanse, and over the past three days, participated in it myself.  Most reviews I have seen about this have mostly positive things to say, and I am going to give you the honest truth, my own personal and humble opinion about this detoxing cleanse. ((I am not a doctor, physician, psychic, psychologist, etc. I do not want to offend anyone, just gonna be blunt)).

For my review, I’m gonna start with an overall review, then go through my experience day by day ((by day… by day…)).

Getting straight to the point, I would rate it a 6 out of 10, great beginner’s cleanse, and great cleanse that would definitely benefit a person who is very toxicated ((maybe a smoker? meat-eater? junk-food junkie? fast fooder? pesticide/herbicide eater? coffee addict? any other kind of addict? etc.)), and I would definitely recommend this to you.  However, if you’re a vegetarian or vegan who already eats most of the foods on the shopping list Dr. Oz provides, and stays away from a lot of processed foods, this cleanse may not effect you much, and you probably need a more extreme cleanse to rid you of your toxins ((again, I am not a doctor, this is just my personal opinion)).


***EDIT:  I forgot to mention, Dr. Oz does not even give a before or after guidance for getting ready for this cleanse, and how and what to eat to ease out of this cleanse and keep your body as clean a can be.  That slightly bothered me.***


So Dr. Oz provides you with a simple sheet that outlines your cleanse itinerary and shopping list.  Morning detox tea, breakfast, lunch, snack, and dinner smoothies, with supplements in between, ending with a detox bath.  The smoothies generally contain ingredients with tons of vitamins and minerals, great brain food, and tons of fiber, to understand the cleanse in more detail, watch Dr. Oz’s video.  It is meant to detox and reset your body.

My experience:

Day 1:
Started with the tea…

This tea is supposed to be green tea bag, lemon slice and a tsp of stevia… WHAT!? Ok so first of all, I definitely did NOT use stevia because personally stevia is just creepy, I don’t care how natural or raw or anything it claims to be, I’m not buying it, so I used a tsp of organic agave nectar or honey.  If you think stevia is safe, by all means go for it, but I definitely do not recommend it, especially if you’re detoxing.

After the tea, I drank the first breakfast smoothie.  It was delicious, mmm and I love the richness the almond butter gave it, very filling too.  The most important part of the detox came shortly after… elimination.  I am just going to keep this G-rated, the elimination occurred in every type of matter, solid, liquid, and then gas for the rest of the day.  Just being honest, there’s nothing to be ashamed of, it’s a detox.


As for the omega 3, multivitamin, and probiotic… I did not take an omega 3, I did take a multivitamin each day which game me a little energy boost, and I’m leery on pill-form probiotics, so i added a tiny bit of almond yogurt to the second smoothie, I’m not too worried about this.

So then once i felt hungry a couple hours later I made the green lunch smoothie… I peeled the cucumbers, and made sure I really packed the pineapple to be one FULL cup to ensure it would help balance the bitterness of the vegetables, and it came out delicious.


Not my favorite smoothie ever, but definitely palateable.  My favorite ingredient in it was definitely the coconut oil.  I used this one…

It was thick and waxy, soooo delicious, also helped balance the flavors in the smoothie.  This smoothie was HUGE, heavy, and very filling.


There was still more in the blender that I had to finish up…

Snack smoothie, I just made the breakfast smoothie again, but with blueberries instead of raspberries, because I don’t really enjoy feeling the raspberry seeds when I’m drinking it.

I was getting pretty hungry again around 8pm, and halfway through the dinner smoothie felt extremely full and bloated, by 9pm I got the rest of it down, pretty spicy, but good taste.

Overall throughout the day I did not feel tired, I didn’t get a headache, did get hungry before each smoothie, full afterward.  The detox bath before bed was very relaxing, I have not taken a bath since I was about 8 or 9 years old so it was a little weird for me.  I passed out quickly afterward.

Day 2:

Very hungry when I woke up… same routine: tea, breakfast, elimination.  This day there was only solid elimination… phew.  By lunch and snack I was feeling hungrier than the day before.

No tiredness, no headache, very full again after the dinner smoothie.  I was cooking macaroni for my son, and to test their cooked-ness, I accidentally ate two before realizing I wasn’t supposed to eat anything!!!  IT FELT SO GREAT TO CHEW!!!

Anywho, very relaxed again after the detox bath, went right to sleep contemplating if this cleanse is right for me…

Day 3:

Very hungry again when I woke up… same thing: tea, breakfast, elimination.  Very hungry for lunch, ate the lunch smoothie… but I just wasn’t feeling all of the detox symptoms the first day, and these foods and smoothies are all things that I normally eat anyway, and I was “eliminating” at the same time as usual anyway, and just not feelin’ this cleanse.

So on top of that, and also in desperate need of chewing on something I had frozen leftover thai coconut soup, and broke the detox!! ::crowd gasps:: hahahaha

Honestly, whatever… haha.  I think my body is cleansed and reset enough.  I felt my normal self the whole time, so I will probably look for a better cleanse more fit to my needs and try it out in another few months to eliminate air, water, etc. pollution toxins, just a great purifying cleanse.  PLEASE LEAVE A COMMENT, ESPECIALLY IF YOU HAVE ANY CLEANSE SUGGESTIONS!!! I’d really appreciate it, thanks.

Anyways, definitely do this cleanse if you think it will work for you.  I’m sure Dr. Oz knows what he’s talking about.  Thanks for reading, and good luck and have fun cleansing!

9 Responses to “The Honest Truth – Dr. Oz’s 3 Day Detox Cleanse”

  1. LK August 5, 2013 at 11:56 pm #

    Okay, I am on Day One of this thing. I am exhausted to the point I had to abort my workout. No one else has really said this. Am I weird? I appreciate the honesty of your experience because, like you, I’ve had to modify here and there today. I forgot half the stuff for my snack!!! It may be in carb withdrawal that I am experiencing. Don’t really care about the coffee. I can see if you eat high veggies and low caffeine that this may not be drastic. I am hoping I can focus better tomorrow. True about needing to pee. Lots of water to process. Hey, I ate three crackers thinking it would solve my blahs, it didn’t. Charging ahead!

  2. Nuvocleanse Diet April 25, 2013 at 2:57 pm #

    I leave a leave a response when I like a post on a site or if I
    have something to contribute to the discussion.
    Usually it’s caused by the passion communicated in the article I read. And after this post The Honest Truth – Dr. Ozs 3 Day Detox Cleanse | The Birch Perch. I was moved enough to post a comment 😉 I do have a few questions for you if you tend not to mind. Could it be just me or do a few of the comments look like they are coming from brain dead people? 😛 And, if you are posting on additional online social sites, I would like to keep up with you. Could you list all of all your social pages like your Facebook page, twitter feed, or linkedin profile?

    • thebirchperch August 21, 2013 at 5:26 pm #

      Hi, I’m really glad you commented, thanks! I don’t have any social pages other than my Pinterest page here:

  3. Lynne March 16, 2013 at 3:30 pm #

    So what you’re saying is that you don’t think it did much for you. Well, you didn’t follow the detox. This is a tried and tested detox to be done just the way it is prescribed. I have been on a few diets and when I don’t follow the plans and I change them so I get what I want or so they make me more comfortable, guess what, they don’t work. DUH! I appreciate the effort you went to in this report but I think you would have had better luck if you had followed it exactly. BTW – I only use honey, cook with coconut oil and red palm oil, and I only use Coconut milk and am sort of a food nazi. I also am a person who realizes that a few days of stevia, no yogurt, etc, won’t hurt you. It’s not like you were drinking cyanide. Just sayin’ ….

    • thebirchperch March 16, 2013 at 3:59 pm #

      Thanks for your input. I did follow the detox, a tsp or less of honey and a tsp of vegan almond yogurt instead of a probiotic pill does not change the detox at all in my opinion. This detox did not work for me, I believe, because I already eat these types of foods and smoothies in my everyday life and I did not “feel” the detox. I would never consider myself a Food Nazi, I have never been “on a diet” in my life, but I believe I educate myself about what goes into my body, and “eat clean” for the most part, but I still love a nice piece of pizza and spring rolls just like the next person. I was surprised and feel bad that someone responded so intensely to my post, because I do not think my tiny changes were that big of a deal or the reason why the detox didn’t work for me.
      I appreciate your opinion, but sometimes just taking a deep breath and realizing that everything’s not THAT serious can really help. PS: Coconut oil and red palm oil are loaded with saturated fat and are not exactly “healthy” alternative options, not to mention the incredible devastation palm oil causes the environment. Just sayin’… lol

      • thebirchperch March 16, 2013 at 5:56 pm #

        I just can’t resist… My point is everyone is blessed to have their own personal brain to use…
        If Dr. Oz tells me to “shake my Sensa” haha, or my obgyn recommends me to chug down a high fructose corn syrup yellow and red dye No. 2, 3, 5 drink while pregnant to check my glucose tolerance, or get a giant needle shoved into the neck of a 5 month embryo to see if it has downs syndrome… I, and everyone else on planet Earth, have the right to say “No”, based on using my own brain and personal opinion.
        This detox will probably work for most people, and Dr. Oz’s intentions are most likely good, but people should always remember to trust their own brain, and also that money is what makes this world go around.

    • Natalie March 16, 2013 at 6:05 pm #

      Food Nazi,

      Entertaining response/lecture. Surprisingly opinionated post. Has anyone ever referred to you as naive? Who has “tried and tested” this detox? What is Stevia? What are the health effects of Stevia? And don’t even get me started on coconut and palm oil… aside from the impacts they have on your cholesterol, the Bronx is now the only place you can go to see an orangutan… just sayin’

      I believe the purpose of the writer’s post (not report) was to provide only an opinion on how the detox affected her personally. To me, it was casual and honest. If you have read her other posts, you would see that there is not much toxicity in the foods that she is eating. That is probably the only reason this cleanse did not work for her personally… and that is exactly what she said. DUH! For the average American, however, who is home watching Dr. Oz, this is probably a fantastic detox! I don’t know how it will affect me personally, but I can’t wait to try it.

  4. Andrea March 14, 2013 at 11:35 am #

    So did you lose any weight with it? Dr Oz said he lost 2 lbs.

    • thebirchperch March 14, 2013 at 12:16 pm #

      The first day I gained one pound and felt bloated at the end of the day. The next two days I lost about 2.5 lbs, so altogether about 1.5 lbs lost. I’m not sure if that was toxic lbs or just water weight. I think a person could lose a pound or two doing this cleanse, but its mostly to “reset” your system.

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