The Holistic Approach to Detoxification

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Detoxification is an important aspect of healing, prevention and well-being. Detoxification is important to remove heavy metals, chemicals, and candida from the body. We take in so many heavy metals, chemicals and other toxins that get lodged in the cells of the body. These toxins are stored in the body cells and need to be flushed out through detoxification.

These toxins are taken in through the air, food, water, cleaning products, body products, and medications. They will then be housed in our cells. These toxins trigger chronic diseases and keep the body in a morbid state. In addition, processed, packaged, refined and unhealthy foods, as well as meat and dairy products, lead to Candida overgrowth in the gut as these foods acidify the body. An acidic, toxic body leads to candida.

Some of the best natural ways to detoxify the body and flush out heavy metals and chemicals built up in the cells of the body are: warm water with fresh lemon (drink this water a few times a day and add a teaspoon or two of Himalayan -Add salt to the warm drinks or a cold drink made from water and lemon), fresh coriander and parsley, a tea made from fresh coriander and parsley, Himalayan salt (a fully mineralized salt), green tea, a drink made from a teaspoon or two of diatomaceous earth or bentonite clay, activated charcoal supplements, pectin, chlorella and spirulina, chlorophyll, psyllium husk/corn silk, wheatgrass, turmeric, garlic, avocado, beets, broccoli, iodine, probiotic and digestive enzyme supplements, milk thistle, dandelion root supplements, apple cider vinegar, kidney flush supplements and colloidal trace minerals, silver and gold supplements, activated charcoal supplements, water with a teaspoon or two of ben tonite or kieselguhr and colloidal traces min Erale.

Detox your body and your home. Get rid of cleaning liquids, soap, lotions, shampoos and other body products that contain chemicals (your skin is porous and absorbs chemicals). Instead, use green and organic cleansing and body products.

Most chronic diseases are caused by Candida, a fungus that grows in the colon and lower intestine. In the context of detoxification, rid the colon and lower bowel of Candida overgrowth. Candida overgrowth leads to leaky gut syndrome and blocks the body’s ability to absorb needed nutrients from food and supplements. A Candida detox is often necessary to reverse chronic diseases.

Candida growth is often triggered by antibiotics and toxins in the air, food, and water (which kill both good and bad bacteria in the gut alike). We need the good bacteria to keep Candida growth in check. Processed, refined, unhealthy foods and sugar feed Candida, and an acidic body (as opposed to an alkaline body) encourages Candida growth.

By detoxing you kill the candida in our colon and lower intestines. For at least 4 to 8 weeks: Eat a strict diet of raw, whole, organic vegetables (salads and fresh vegetable juices). Eat lots of greens. Sprinkle salads with flaxseed and chia seeds as desired, or eat flaxseed and chia seeds separately. For dressing, use oil, vinegar, lemons and limes. You can get a lot of protein from a plant-based diet. However, if you feel the need for additional protein and iron, consider taking protein powder supplements and iron supplements.

This diet eliminates sugar and is basic (rather than acidic). Avoid all processed, refined and unhealthy foods. Avoid sugar. Avoid dairy products. Avoid starches including grains, potatoes, yams, and yams. All of this is sugar or turns into sugar. Sugar feeds Candida. Avoid meat. Meat is acidic and an acidic body allows Candida to grow. Avoid all fats except olive oil and coconut oil and whole oils from nuts and seeds.

Drink at least eight, eight ounce glasses of filtered or spring water daily. Drink some of your water with fresh lemon or lime. Take natural antifungal supplements daily, including bee propolis, oregano essential oil, colloidal silver, fresh garlic, grapefruit, grapefruit seed extract, coconut oil, carpylic acid, berberine, olive leaf extract, apple cider vinegar, and food-grade hydrogen peroxide diluted in water. It can take weeks or months to eliminate Candida. So have patience.

Also, detoxify the liver and kidneys with supplements like milk thistle, dandelion root, avocado, avocado seed, chlorella, spirulina, green leafy vegetables, and molybdenum.

Eat lots of grapefruit, drink grapefruit juice and eat grapefruit seeds and take grapefruit seed extract. Grapefruit kills candida. Also, food grade colloidal silver, oregano oil, bee propolis, and hydrogen peroxide diluted in water kill candida along with black walnut shell extract supplements, wormwood supplements, and clove supplements.

Repopulate your gut with beneficial bacteria. This helps the body digest and metabolize food and maximize the nutrients your body gets from food. You can repopulate your gut with beneficial bacteria by using probiotics and digestive enzymes. These come in supplement form. Fermented foods contain probiotics. These foods include sauerkraut, kimchi, kombucha tea, kefir, and coconut water. Many fresh, organic whole vegetables contain digestive enzymes. Heal Leaky Gut that may be caused by Candida with the detox diet and L-Glutamine and Quercetin supplements detailed in this article. This helps repair the cell wall of the gut that may have been damaged by a leaky gut.

Drink filtered, spring, distilled, or well water to reduce your consumption of toxins. Toxins damage cells and the immune system and other body systems, leading to inflammation and oxidation at the cellular level (resulting in chronic disease). Consider making your water further alkaline with an ozone machine. Drink at least eight glasses of spring water or filtered water every day. Drink water with fresh lemon or lime, drink water with baking soda, and take ionic foot baths to further improve your body’s pH balance.

Avoid processed, packaged, unhealthy, and refined foods, including refined sugars. Avoid or greatly reduce meat and dairy products. If you feel you need extra protein and iron, use protein powder and iron supplements. Avoid or greatly reduce starch during detox.

Follow the exercise program in The Ultimate Prevention and Wellness Program. This training program includes daily cardio, light weight lifting, and stretching. It’s especially important to walk at least 2 to 3 miles a day at a brisk pace, move and stretch your arms, legs and body, and lift light weights. Stretch, dance, and do yoga and tai chi.

Stretching and exercise help blood (and oxygen, nutrients, and life energy) flow freely throughout your body and to all your cells for repair. Be sure to get your heart rate up in your cardio.

Breathe deeply to maximize the oxygen in your body. Take deep, cleansing breaths often, and make sure your regular breathing is deep and slow. Go outside every day and get lots of sun, open the windows and let fresh air flow into your home. Put live plants and flowers in your home. All of this brings more oxygen into your body, which aids in the detoxification process.

Thanks to Michael E. Goldberg

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