Detoxification may produce symptoms of headaches, nausea, malaise and vomiting due to the toxins being released [Herxheimer
Reaction]. If this occurs, one should back off the program and proceed slowly. Proceeding to
fast with detoxification can have disastrous results when toxins are released into the circulation. Our body should be primed and ready to eliminate toxins
before they are released. We do this by getting the bowels working, keeping the skin clean and getting the kidneys and lungs operating. Only by having
all organs of elimination in proper operating order can our body begin to dump toxins efficiently and maximally. Keeping the skin clean and healthy is
of prime importance also.
Detoxification is essential for good health to exist. Our body must eliminate toxins daily or we would die immediately. Since our environment is more toxic
today, our livers are over stressed with environmental toxins to deal with daily. Processing other toxins, when the liver is stressed, may be delayed.
Detoxification is also a lifestyle change. For it is by the way we live that determines our health and how our liver processes toxins. Detoxification is
easy if we eat a wholesome natural organic diet and live life in a natural way. But for those who want their cake and eat it too, detoxification may be
compromised. A change your lifestyle may be needed and detoxification will be forthcoming. Nature has afforded us the chance to live in a toxic environment
and not be affected by it. Of course, we have to live right to get that
chance. Without detoxification we may not get a second chance.
Good health is within our reach, but first we must cleanse this "temple" and eat a wholesome natural diet that provides us with maximal nutrients and
fiber. Herbs can help us stimulate the liver, lungs, kidneys and bowels when needed, but diet is the first priority in any detoxification program. Don't
become overly dependent on herbal laxatives. When toxins are released one may feel bad for a day or two, but when our good health is restored we will have
renewed energy and will "soar on the wings of an eagle". Many people living today have never known what good health "feels" like. They survive with an
abundance of toxins and an existence less than healthy.
Good health is not hard to find, but does require diligence and life style changes which are compatible with toxin elimination. Sir Jason Winters Says,
"Death begins in the colon." With good toxin elimination through natural detoxification programs our health and energy are restored.
Detoxification should include some type of skin cleansing, because our skin is one of our best eliminative organs. Heavy metals are actually released
through the skin's pores when we sweat. Sauna baths and steam rooms are great for removing toxins from the skin and regenerating one's health and energy.
It has been documented that our skin's sweat glands when combined can perform
as much detoxification as one (or both) kidneys. Therefore, it is very important to support our skin for detoxification to be maximal. If our
kidneys are damaged, then helping the skin will help the kidneys ...indirectly, but effectively.
Good skin care is in order, if one's health is to benefit, also. Using chemicalized skin care products is not wise, even though they are cheaper.
These chemicals may be absorbed into our circulation and provide more "toxins" for our liver to deal with. We are not made out of cast iron, and
even the chemicals in our soaps and shampoos will make a difference with our health. Most people do not "see" the ill effects of these subtle chemicals,
because their liver is able to metabolize them. But, individuals who are environmentally toxic will see a great change in their health when using natural soaps and shampoos. We should take their advice and use only natural
skin care products.
Cleansing our skin is rather simple. First, we need to bathe daily using natural soaps. Then we need to care for the skin by using only natural oils
and products of natural origin. Even the clothes we wear can make a big difference in our health. Synthetic fibers do not absorb sweat (toxins),
while natural fibers, like cotton, will absorb toxins. Dry skin brushing helps in removing the outer dead skin layers and keeps the pores open.
Another good method of skin brushing is with vigorous toweling off after bathing. Towel roughly until the skin is slightly red. Change towels often
because they will contain toxins.
Good skin care also requires good nutrition Since our skin is mainly fat, we need high quality fats and oil from natural sources to give our skin
health. Butter and olive oil are two excellent natural oils, which keep the skin in good condition. As always, the fats/oils should be natural ... only.
for Detox Process
You may experience flu-like symptoms during the detoxification because your
body is ridding itself of poisons. You can get some relief from these
symptoms by taking baths using epsom salts (1 to 2 cups) and baking soda (1
cup) in a tub of water and soaking for 20 minutes (soaking for more than 20
minutes may cause you to get too exhausted). On off days, you can put 1 cup
of apple cider vinegar in the tub and soak.
Within a few minutes the water will turn murky and "dirty." The
the water is heavy metals coming out of the skin (aluminum and mercury). Do
this once a week during detox and once a month for maintenance.
Skin brushing can be very beneficial, because the skin is a primary avenue
for detoxification - along with the lungs, kidneys, liver, and colon. Use a
vegetable brush. You can purchase this at a health food store. You need to
brush all parts of the body toward the heart. Then follow with a sesame oil
massage. Massaging with sesame oil brings relief. This oil can be purchased
from the health food store. Massage the whole body for 5 minutes before
bathing or showering.
(NOTE: Baths should be taken on a daily basis during detox and rotated,
switching to a different type of bath each day. After detoxing, use whichever
bath seems appropriate to meet your current needs.)
EPSOM SALTS AND GINGER:
This bath opens pores and eliminates toxins and also helps to eliminate pain.
Stir one cup of epsom salts and 2 tablespoons of ginger in a cup of water
first, then add to the bath. Do not remain in the tub for more than 30
SALT AND SODA:
This bath counteracts the effects of radiation, whether from X-rays, cancer
treatment radiation, fallout from the atmosphere, or television radiation. 1
cup of baking soda and 1 to 2 cups of ordinary coarse salt (or epsom salts or
sea salt) to a tub of water. You can soak for 20 minutes.
EPSOM SALTS, SEA SALT, AND SESAME OIL:
This bath helps with dry skin and stress. Take 1 cup of Epsom salt, 1 cup of
sea salt (from the health food store), and 1 cup of sesame oil and put into a
warm to hot tub of water and soak for 20 minutes. Pat yourself dry.
This is used when the body is too acidic. This is a quick way of restoring
the acid-alkaline balance. 1 cup to 2 quarts of 100% apple cider vinegar to a
bathtub of warm water. Soak 40 to 45 minutes. This is excellent for excess
uric acid in the body and especially for the joints, arthritis, bursitis,
tendonitis, and gout.
The use of antioxidants, like vitamins A, E, and especially C, are very
essential for detoxification since they are involved with the detoxification
of toxins. Antioxidants are involved with helping cells to neutralize free
radicals that can cause mutations and cellular damage. As these free radicals
are neutralized, the antioxidant vitamins will be used and exhibit low
levels. Vitamin A and E are fat soluble and will be found in our fat
tissues/stores, but vitamin C is water soluble and will be found mainly in
our skin (between the cells according to Reams). Vitamin C is also involved
with many other important bodily functions, like collagen formation, wound
healing, energy production and fighting off colds (viruses).
The function of antioxidants is so important that any deficiency of them will
be seen as catastrophic to one's health. When our antioxidants are low,
energy is not available and detoxification cannot take place in a normal
fashion. Therefore, toxins accumulate or are stored until they can be
processed. The liver and many other organs are compromised in their
functions when antioxidants are low. Just the lack of energy is enough to
cause the body to have compromised or poor health, because it is energy that
is required for the removal of toxins and wastes.
Vitamin C should be taken with bioflavinoids to ensure that all the
components of the vitamin C complex are taken together, since they work
together. Pure ascorbic acid is called vitamin C, but does little by itself.
We tend to think that ascorbic acid as vitamin C, but it is only part of the
vitamin C complex. Vitamin C is very essential to any detoxification program,
because that is what the body uses for energy to process and eliminate these
toxic wast Vitamin C can be taken in very high doses until the bowel
tolerance level [BTL] is achieved. This BTL is different for different
people. Some persons reach tolerance at 4-5 grams (4,000-5,000 mg), while
others may not reach tolerance until 10-15 grams (10,000-15,000 mg). Cancer
patients notorously can take 20-30 grams (20,000-30,000 mg) of vitamin C
before tolerance is reached ... meaning that they needed more vitamin C than
By taking vitamin C to its tolerance level we find out 1) what our BTL is and
2) how saturated our body is with Vitamin C. Vitamin C was found by Linus
Pauling and Ewan Cameron to be very effective in helping many patients to
over come that killer disease, called cancer. Perhaps, this was because
vitamin C was needed for detoxification of toxins, which "caused" the
in the first place. Although Pauling and Cameron were greatly criticized for
their work with vitamin C, they were able to help many people overcome cancer
and without compromising their health as toxic chemicals.
The Herxheimer Reaction occurs when the body is detoxifying too rapidly and
toxins are being released faster than the body can eliminate them.[v] When
this occurs, one will suffer from headaches, nausea, vomiting, and malaise.
Even though this is but a short period of the health program, it can be
severe and deter one from reaching their intended goals. Also, the person
may not know what they are experiencing and think that they are regressing.
To minimize the Herxheimer Reaction
Drinks lots of pure distilled water
Get minimal exercise daily
Lots of sunshine
Take detoxification slowly... one step at a time
Don't increase the dose of herbals
Keep the organs of elimination (bowels, lungs, skin, kidneys) open
Take detox baths
Use aromatherapy oils for aches -like peppermint, birch, and wintergreen
Sweat by using exercise, saunas, baths, and herbs
Avoid foreign chemicals and refined processed foods
If the Herxheimer reaction occurs, cut back on your health detoxification
program. Reduce the dose of herbs and follow the above outline to reduce the
symptoms of toxin elimination. The more toxins there are to eliminate, the
sicker one is when they come out. Generally, one will feel better when all is
over and health is restored again. Just remember, don't give up.