CLEANSE, DETOXIFY, REJUVENATE ~ Whole Body Cleanse - A safe, natural,
and effective 2-week internal cleanse
Cleansing and Detoxification
The body has
effective ways of dealing with toxins and waste products. Sometimes these
pathways are not working up to speed or become blocked. The back up of
waste material makes it harder for the rest of the body to function normally
and ultimately leads to disease.
Since the environment in which we live makes it impossible for us to
maintain a pristine lifestyle, regular cleansing is essential.
Detoxification involves dietary, supplemental and physical interventions.
It usually focuses on one or more of the main organs of detoxification, the
liver, kidneys, bowels, lungs or skin.
Help Detoxify Your Body Daily By:
- Drinking water with a squeeze of fresh lemon, upon waking.
- Taking a greens drink, daily.
- Consuming natural, fresh fruit and vegetables daily.
- Avoiding refined foods, sugar and processed and packaged foods.
- Exercising daily.
- Taking milk thistle or other cleansing herbs.
- Dry Brushing the skin.
- Consuming at least 8 glasses of pure water daily.
- Taking a fiber supplement,.
A back up of
fecal matter in the colon allows toxins to be reabsorbed into the system.
Therefore cleansing of the colon itself is important but colon function is
also important when you are cleansing any other organ. Herbal teas: To heal
use calendula, fennel, peppermint, slippery elm, To detoxify use burdock,
horsetail, To flush use barberry, cascara sagrada, senna, triphala, To
remove mucus use elecampane, fenugreek, yarrow, To eliminate parasites use
clove, garlic, wormwood.
processes the majority of toxins in the body. It excretes most of the
processed toxins through the bile and into the intestine. Most medications
are also processed in the liver. If you are on prescription medication
consult your health professional before cleansing the liver.
and juices: To heal – milk thistle, To detoxify – artichoke, dandelion root,
milk thistle, To flush – beet juice, lemon juice, black radish, dandelion
has vital functions with regards to the processing and excretion of
water-soluble toxins and heavy metals. Poor kidney function affects the
cardiovascular system through blood pressure because of fluid regulation.
It can also affect joint health through the build up of irritants such as
uric acid. Juices: blueberry, cherry, cranberry, garlic, parsley.
Herbal teas: To heal – birch leaf, goldenrod, horsetail, slippery elm, To
flush – birch leaf, dandelion leaf, hydrangea, To eliminate bacteria –
bearberry, buchu, garlic, goldenseal.
The lungs are
responsible for filtering out particulate matter from the air. Their
fragile surface is constantly exposed to microbes and toxins. When the
liver, kidney and bowel are overwhelmed with toxins the lungs are used as an
excretory organ. Herbal teas and juices: To heal – coltsfoot, ginger,
lungwort, peppermint, slippery elm, To detoxify – chickweed, cordyceps,
gingko biloba, goldenseal, To remove mucus – elecampane, horehound, hyssop,
Diet & Lifestyle Support for Healthy Liver Function
Liver supportive foods
include artichokes, black radish, beets, carrots, spinach, sauerkraut,
tomatoes and watercress. Make sure that you are getting enough
water-soluble fibre in your diet, as found in apples, oats and supplemental
inulin. They help to eliminate bile and toxins from the intestines. Avoid
sugar, alcohol, red meat, trans-fatty acids and processed foods. They are
difficult for the liver to process. Avoid high doses of niacin and vitamin
A because they can raise liver enzymes.
Avoid excessive use of alcohol, medications and recreational drugs.
Exercise promotes liver health by increasing circulation. It also
stimulates the bowels to release processed toxins. Slow bowel transit time
allows toxins to re-circulate in the body and forces the liver to repeat its
Traditional Asian medicine identifies emotions as a contributing agent in
many disease processes. The liver is affected by anger. Anger reduction
techniques, like biofeedback, or activities, such as yoga, can improve liver
Sometimes the liver’s pathways are not working up to speed or become
blocked. The back up of waste material makes it harder for the rest of the
body to function normally and ultimately leads to disease. Since the
environment in which we live makes it impossible for us to maintain a
pristine lifestyle, regular liver cleansing is essential. Liver
detoxification involves dietary, supplemental and physical interventions.
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