Let’s Paint a Clear Picture
Imagine your body is like a car. Cars we tend to take for a regular service to help them to run better. To get a longer life. We clean the filters and give our cars an oil change. Likewise, now imagine that your lymphatic system is like the filters of the car, the liver is the oil change and the central nervous system that supplies your body from brain to vertebra and your entire body is your dashboard. We look at that dashboard to tell us what is wrong.
However with symptoms, like the lights on the dashboard, are our bodies way of telling us there is something not quite right. Mostly we ignore these symptoms and put up with them. Because of this, over time our bodies will not give us the best that they can. And wait too long before a service and you may have to trade in. In conclusion…When was the last time you took your car for a service? or let me put it this way when was the last time you gave your body a break? A service? A reboot or detox?
What is a Detox?
Toxicity in today’s world is more prevalent than ever before. We are using more chemicals in our foods, on our bodies and in our environment than ever before. We have air pollution, water pollution and radiation all around us. Soils are depleted of nutrients from being over farmed and we are fueling our bodies on refined carbs to get us through the day. We also have the highest sugar intake ever in the history of man, leading to rising diabetes rates, heart disease, obesity, and other diseases. As well as this We are also being given more drugs than ever before, as well as many stimulants and sedatives to get us through our stressful days. Cancer and cardiovascular disease are on the rise, arthritis, allergies, obesity, Alzheimer’s, and diabetes are all commonplace and these are all Man-Made Diseases! Sorry depressing part over….
So increased toxicity and increased disease – is there a parallel? I would say. So how can we overcome this? Well, a great way to start is to Hydrate well and DETOX/CLEANSE regularly to help the body to eliminate these. Eventually, your mindset will change to daily detox as you will notice how wonderful you feel. And those nigglings symptoms you tick off the Body Symptoms list will melt away and the body will be in a state of health. I have researched some compelling stuff that I share with you below and in the posts follow.
I have identified 4 key areas. I put them all in great importance.
What’s happening in our body?
On a cellular level, our body produces toxins through normal everyday functions. Biochemical and cellular activities generate substances that need to be eliminated. The unstable molecules are called FREE RADICALS. They are biochemical toxins and are considered a common factor in chronic disease.
|DETOXIFICATION SYSTEMS IN THE BODY
|GASTROINTESTINAL – Liver, Gallbladder, Colon and GI Tract
|URINARY – Kidneys, Bladder, and Urethra
|LYMPHATIC – Lymph Channels and Lymph Nodes
|SKIN AND DERMAL – Sweat and Sebaceous Glands and Tears
Our body handles toxins, but neutralizing, transforming and eliminating them in the liver. By consuming nutrient-rich foods that are high in antioxidants, such as vitamin C, Vitamin E, Beta Carotene, Zinc and Selenium may neutralize the free-radical molecules.
The liver with the kidneys helps to deal with this, and may argue that this is enough. But from what I can see this is just not the case, our bodies are overloaded. However, the skin clears toxins from sweating and heat. Clearing the mind of negative thought patterns is essential too. Such as anger, resentment, fear, frustrations and replace them with forgiveness and love, joy and hope. So during cleansing, you may experience a new clarity or purpose in life, this is your journey.
Who Should Detox?
If you are eating a western diet, overloading on salt, sugar, and fats. Living life in stress and fast pace. then you should detox. If you have symptoms that are niggling you, if you have an auto-immune disease then you should detox. The aim I like to get to is to detox daily. As well as periodic fasting or rebooting as we call it nowadays, like the juice fast. Did you know Gerson Therapy uses it in conjunction with other things to reverse cancer? Our bodies need a break from time to time. Just like taking a car for a service. We need a service too.
Some need to do more frequently than others. If you are in good health then twice a year with mini days off here and there would be great. If you have many symptoms that are not clearing up and your hormones are off balance then I would recommend quarterly and that is what my guided detoxes are all about.
This is what we want to eliminate this month
Think about Detox as a holiday for your body. Detoxing can help to combat many symptoms that you have in your daily life, weight management, as well as acute and chronic illnesses. I certainly found that to be true when I first started after my cancer diagnosis. After I reshaped my mind and body with a fantastic and life-changing first reboot, I then helped my mum to lose 20kgs in 3 months and stabilize her diabetes type 2 blood sugars. She literally healed herself in front of our eyes. With the doctor’s approval, she was able to come off her medications and went down to taking one slow releasing insulin once a day and no blood pressure medications were needed. and her kidney function at one point went up from 14 close to dialysis to 23 due to the plant-based vegan diet she has been put on. Juicing fasts are used in the Gerson therapy to heal diseases such as cancer and other immune diseases. It’s very successful in boosting the body with all it needs to heal and repair.
What is Detox?
It’s a process of clearing toxins from the body and neutralizing or transforming them, and hence clearing excess mucus and congestion. Fats especially oxidized fats and cholesterol, free radicals, and other irritating molecules act as toxins inside of us. We are healing these when juicing and liver loving and the body is able to boot them out so to speak.
Detox helps the function of the liver, digestion, proper working of the colon and helping the kidneys, respiratory and skin to eliminate. Be proud of yourself that you have taken this journey.
Can I Over Detox?
Yes, you can. This can happen from extreme fasting, laxative taking, enemas without replenishing the nutrients, diuretics, and even over exercise and exertion. These can cause deficiencies such as vitamins and mineral. You can re-toxify your body, so you if your liver is bunged up with toxins like chemo drugs the last thing you want to do is re-toxify your body. You need just the right balance.
Here is a table by Dr. Gabriel Cousins, I love his work as she is a pioneer in longevity, why we have disease and how to overcome disease.
CELL IS PUT UNDER STRESS FROM
- Acid Diet
- Acid Thoughts & Emotions
- Polluted Environment
- Low Oxygen
CREATION OF ACID TERRAIN
A western diet means that the RECYCLE BUTTON is PUSHED
The CYCLE OF CELL starts to ROT AND FERMENT as the healthy cell, starts to adapt to the acid environment from the foods, environmental factors and daily toxins that enter our body.
CELLS LOSE HEALTHY ELECTRICAL CHARGE as they ferment & become electromagnetically disturbed and begin to clump. Eating less live foods ie raw living plant foods will speed this up.
SLIGHTLY UNHEALTHY CELLS BECOME MORE UNHEALTHY
Healthy Cells PLEMORPHICALLLY CHANGE TO VIRUSES, BACTERIA, FUNGUS & MOULD
FUNGUS, MOULD, AND BACTERIA give off waster products acetaldehyde, uric acid, lactic acid, alcohol, oxalic acid, – all of which disrupt cellular & organ function.
CELLS & BODY go into chronic disease state and or die & composting completes in the earth ‘from dust to dust” as Dr Gabriel says… This is from his book Rainbow Green Live Food Cuisine. And a very interesting way to think of how our bodies go into a dis-ease situation and break down