Please investigate detoxification and all the natural healing and alternative methods, especially including healing foods. Self-healing is possible in fact it is very likely if you apply the different methods that we suggest here. Healing is a multifaceted process. It can be overwhelming when you began. Try one thing at a time and work it. Don't try to do too much at once.
Detoxification has become almost a name to drop at the water cooler. If you mention it people will believe you are in the know when it comes to natural healing or alternative health. But what is it?
Your body is naturally self-healing. It has the ability to keep itself naturally clean and poison free when it is operating at its optimal level. Our largest organ, the skin gets rid of toxins through perspiration. The lungs remove toxins through respiration. The liver and the kidneys produce urine and eliminate some toxins that way. The colon also removes toxins through fecal matter. However your body can become so overloaded with toxins that the natural systems in your body cannot handle getting rid of all of it. When this happens toxins build up and can affect every system in your body from head to toe.
We are so inundated with chemicals from our modern environment that it can be overwhelming to the body. Most drinking water today contains over 700 chemicals. Some 3000 chemicals are added to our food supply daily. As many as 10,000 chemicals in the form of solvents, preservatives, and emulsifiers are used to process many foods found in our grocery stores. The government has tallied 5,000 chemical ingredients in cosmetics; more than 3,200 chemicals added to food; 1,010 chemicals used in 11,700 consumer products; and 500 chemicals used as active ingredients in pesticides. This does not even begin to mention the chemicals used in building and cleaning our homes.Our body can break down and eliminate some of these chemicals. While doing this it takes metabolic energy. This energy than cannot be used for such things as keeping our immune system functioning correctly.
Our bodies can simply not afford to deal with the onslaught. The current level of chemicals in the food and water supply, and the indoor and outdoor environment, has lowered our threshold of resistance to disease and has altered our body’s metabolism, causing enzyme dysfunction, nutritional deficiencies, and hormonal imbalances.
Chemicals are not the only problem our bodies have to deal with. Three out of five Americans have parasites living in them. Scientists are just beginning to discover how powerful these tiny creatures can be. The average American diet produces a sick colon. The build up fecal matter in the system is perfect breeding ground for parasites. There can be a hundred different types of parasites from microscopic to tapeworms living in the human body. They can move throughout the body including the liver, lungs, muscles, joints, skin, blood, and even to the brain.
The parasites thrive within us taking the most valuable nutrients away from the host. So we not only deal with poor nutrition but being robbed of a little that we have. Parasites are usually not difficult to remove from the body. The biggest problem is recognizing that they are there.
The good news is we have a very resilient body. According to Dr. Andrew Weil, “Health is the condition of perfect balance, when all systems run smoothly and energy circulates freely. This is the natural condition, the one in which least effort is expended; therefore, when the body is out of balance, it wants to get back to it.” When we assist the body’s natural detoxification process we literally give ourselves extra nutrients, and extra energy. We help set the balance straight and get the process of detoxification back to where it's supposed to be.
Detoxification is a natural process. According to Dr. Elson Haas author of The Detox Diet, “The process of detoxification…is the missing link to rejuvenating the body and preventing such chronic diseases as cancer, cardiovascular problems, arthritis, diabetes, and obesity. The modern diet, with excess animal proteins, fats, caffeine, alcohol, and chemicals, inhibits the optimum function of our cells and tissues. The cleansing of toxins and waste products will restore function and vitality.”
Here are a few things to look for in any detoxification program:
1. Human friendly ingredients. Don't put any chemicals into your body to detoxify. Use 100% natural ingredients.
2. Anti-parasites component. A good program will have something that will help expel parasites and their eggs.
3. Intestinal support. Bowels must be consistently active. A slow colon can lead to many health problems. “Death begins in the colon.” Clichés are clichés because they hold an element of truth.
4. Pro-bionic Support. Make sure your colon is populated with friendly bacteria. The state of the digestive process immensely helps cut back on many daily complaints.
5. Multivitamin/minerals support. Cleaning your body increases its ability to utilize much-needed vitamins and minerals.
6. Oral Chelation. This is one of the most beneficial yet unknown treatments available today. Most Oral chelation supplements include EDTA. It is a naturally safe chemical that when it passes through the body takes toxins and heavy metals with it. According to current drug safety standards it is 3 1/2 times less toxic to the human system then aspirin.
It sounds like a big bill to fill but by staying within the guidelines above you can take a lot of hassle out of figurine out a program that is best for you.
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