Detoxing...Why and How? There are many reasons for pretty much everyone to detox. Its no surprise that our world is filled with toxins, some we know about and many we don't. Everyday, unless we live in a bubble, inhale multiple chemicals, carcinogenics and allegens. Each causing a disturbance in our respirtory systems, then once absobed it is spread thoughout the bodies cells, doing something different to each one as it goes by. A healthy immune system has a response to eliminate the irritants, a cough, a sneeze or leaky eyes. A health body tries to remove it, then assesses the threat. Any compromised immune system will either not know there is a threat because it so busy fighting on so many other fronts, perhaps its just to tired to bother or it goes into hyperdrive reacting like WWIII has just been declared. Regardless the response isnt appropriate and you (aka the Battle Zone) are left with inflammation and subsequent pain and further dysfunction.
This happens over and over again, each time we expose ourselves to enviromental toxins.
The lymphatic system is a network of tissues and organs that help rid the body of toxins, waste and other unwanted materials. The primary function of the lymphatic system is to transport lymph, a fluid containing infection-fighting white blood cells, throughout the body.
The lymphatic system primarily consists of lymphatic vessels, which are similar to the circulatory system's veins and capillaries. The vessels are connected to lymph nodes, where the lymph is filtered. The tonsils, adenoids, spleen and thymus are all part of the lymphatic system.The spleen, which is located on the left side of the body just above the kidney, is the largest lymphatic organ. It controls the amount of red blood cells and blood storage in the body, and helps to fight infection. If the spleen detects potentially dangerous bacteria, viruses, or other microorganisms in the blood, it — along with the lymph nodes — creates white blood cells called lymphocytes, which act as defenders against invaders. The lymphocytes produce antibodies to kill the foreign microorganisms and stop infections from spreading. Inflammatory or autoimmune conditions occur when a person's immune system is active, and can result in enlargement of lymph nodes. This can happen in lupus, according to Hamrick.The most common diseases of the lymphatic system are enlargement of the lymph nodes (also known as lymphadenopathy), swelling due to lymph node blockage (also known as lymphedema) More
is made up of the gastrointestinal (GI) tract—also called the digestive tract—and the liver, pancreas, and gallbladder. The GI tract is a series of hollow organs joined in a long, twisting tube from the mouth to the anus. The hollow organs that make up the GI tract are the mouth, esophagus, stomach, small intestine, large intestine—which includes the rectum—and anus. Food enters the mouth and passes to the anus through the hollow organs of the GI tract. The liver, pancreas, and gallbladder are the solid organs of the digestive system. The digestive system helps the body digest food. More
The Digestive System
Bacteria in the GI tract, also called gut flora or microbiome, help with digestion. Parts of the nervous and circulatory systems also play roles in the digestive process. Together, a combination of nerves, hormones, bacteria, blood, and the organs of the digestive system completes the complex task of digesting the foods and liquids a person consumes each day. There is much research currently being done on the Microbiome and its nuerological effects, what they call the gut brain connection. Studies suggest that we are only a small part human dna and the majority of our cellular composition is that of differnet bacteria. With that being said we cannot afford to eliminate or annihalate any one part of ourselves. There are many health Care professionals whos practice centers around healing the gut and as a result healing a multitude of autoimmune disease symptoms. More
also known as the renal system, produces, stores and eliminates urine, the fluid waste excreted by the kidneys. The kidneys make urine by filtering wastes and extra water from blood. Urine travels from the kidneys through two thin tubes called ureters and fills the bladder. When the bladder is full, a person urinates through the urethra to eliminate the waste.The urinary system works with the lungs, skin and intestines to maintain the balance of chemicals and water in the body. Adults eliminate about 27 to 68 fluid ounces (800 to 2,000 milliliters) per day based on typical daily fluid intake of 68 ounces (2 liters).
The Urinary System
The primary organs of the urinary system are the kidneys, which are bean-shaped organs that are located just below the rib cage in the middle of the back. The kidneys remove urea — waste product formed by the breakdown of proteins — from the blood through small filtering units called nephron. Each nephron consists of a ball formed of small blood capillaries, called a glomerulus, and a small tube called a renal tubule. Urea, together with water and other waste substances, forms the urine as it passes through the nephrons and down the renal tubules of the kidney.From the kidneys, urine travels down two thin tubes, called ureters, to the bladder. The ureters are about 8 to 10 inches long (20 to 25 centimeters)Muscles in the ureter walls continuously tighten and relax to force urine away from the kidneys. Small amounts of urine are emptied into the bladder from the ureters about every 10 to 15 seconds.The bladder is a hollow, balloon-shaped organ that is located in the pelvis. It is held in place by ligaments attached to other organs and the pelvic bones. The bladder stores urine until the brain signals the bladder that the person is ready to empty it. A normal healthy bladder can hold up to 16 ounces (almost half a liter) of urine comfortably for two to five hours. More
DETOXING YOUR LYMPHATIC SYSTEM
Unlike our blood, lymphatic system does not have a pump. It relies on the relaxation and the contraction of the muscles and joints to move it. Your lymphatic system can easily become stagnant, especially when it becomes overwhelmed with toxic debris. This not only leads impaired immunity and disease, but the development of cellulite, edema (fluid retention), chronic pain and fatty deposits. A sluggish lymphatic flow can also be a root cause of chronic sinusitis; swollen glands, ankles and eyes; eczema; arthritis; upper respiratory, sinus and ear infections; throat problems; colds; tonsillitis; bronchitis and pneumonia.
The good news is that keeping the lymph moving doesn’t take much – just a few daily exercises, plenty of water, and the inclusion of raw foods and herbs. When the lymph is working well, we stay healthy; and if we’re ill, it helps us to regain our health again. more
Water, Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV)
Here is a the key points of the water detox diet plan for detoxing your body only drinking water to be taken as a guide for anyone wishing to try out the water detox for themselves.
Drink 1 and a half liters of mineral water per day
Never drink more than a cup in one sitting
Pace yourself taking 9-10 water breaks throughout the day
Don’t use a lot of ACV – dilute 1 to 2 tablespoons in a large glass of water More
Salt Detox Bath Recipe
1/4 cup Sea Salt or Himalayan Salt
1/4 cup Epsom Salt
1/4 cup Baking Soda
1/3 cup Apple Cider Vinegar
Favorite essential oil if desired (I use 10 drops of peppermint or lavender)
Oxygen Detox Bath Recipe
2 cups (or more) of Hydrogen Peroxide
1 Tablespoon dried Ginger Powder
Clay Detox Bath Recipe
1/2 cup bentonite clay
1/2 cup epsom salts
essential oils if desired more
Epsom/Baking Soda Recipe
* 2 cups epsom salts
* 1-2 cups baking soda
* 10 drops of lavender or
Yoga works in multiple ways to increase the flow
of the lymph, relieving congestion and encouraging
its detoxification. To start, inversions such as
handstands, headstands and shoulder stands,
and even placing the legs up the wall, reverse the
effect of gravity. Much like the inversion table, this
helpsto drain the lymph towards the heart, escalating the rate in which it’s cleaned and filtered.
Twists are also a great way to stimulate lymphatic flow. Through the practice of twisting the abdomen, the organs and muscles are squeezed, forcing the lymph out of the tissues. Finally, the natural dynamic flow through the yoga poses cause the muscles in the body to contract and relax, which is the primary way lymph moves through the body. This allows for a free flow of lymph, which prevents its stagnation and accumulation of toxins.
is a powerful tool for emergency cleansing of the gastrointestinal tract, perhaps the most effective remedy known today. It can be used in cases of poisoning from virtually any toxic substance. Activated charcoal reduces the absorption of poisonous substances up to 60%. Activated charcoal is a sponge-like substance that is made from different carbon-containing substances of natural origin. DOES NOT deplete your body of nutrients. You can find it various forms such as powder form, liquid form and chewable tablets. More
When ingested into the body, either in a drink form or by eating the clay, its vitamins and minerals are absorbed similarly to how a supplement would be. Therefore some people use it as a supplement since the clay is a natural source of important dietary nutrients. The clay has negatively charged electrons intact, most toxins and heavy metals have positively charged electrons. This allows the two to bind together easily and stay united while the toxin removal process happens. More
Enzymes are produced by the body to break down food substances and to expedite countless metabolic processes. They are also utilized by the body to clear toxic-waste buildup in the lymph and blood, making their supplementation a key way to improve lymphatic health. Using proteolytic enzymes between meals can help to “digest” or breakdown organic debris in the circulatory and lymph systems, increasing lymphatic flow. They also help to ease the burden of allergy-like compounds, freeing the immune fractions traveling in the lymph system for other work.
Dry Skin Brushing
is a technique commonly utilized in Ayurveda for assisting in lymphatic flow and boosting circulation. You simply take a dry brush with coarse bristle and brush the skin towards the heart. This stimulates the sweat glands, opens pores, and gets rid of dead skin cells. It also encourages the movement of lymph and blood in underlying organs and tissues of the body, which helps clear built-up toxins. As a result, it can be beneficial in improving skin conditions and reducing cellulite.
Rebounding is one of the easiest ways to pump the lymph. Rebounding is the practice of jumping on a trampoline (yes, remember when we did this for fun!?) for ten to thirty minutes. This passively moves the lymph while stimulating the circulation of blood throughout the body. Numerous studies have proven its efficacy, and have even shown it to improve muscle tone.
In addition to removing toxins from the body, coffee enemas can:
Ø Clean and heal the colon
Ø Detoxify the liver and colon and help rebuild the liver.
Ø Reduce many types of pain.
Ø Help eliminate many parasites.
Ø Reduce and get rid of many symptoms of general toxicity.
Ø Help with depression, confusion, and general nervous tension.
Ø Increase mental clarity, improve energy levels, increase joy and happiness, improve digestion, and reduce anger.
Ø Enable clients to get through difficult healing and purification reactions. More
I have found a variety of coffee recipes, they vary between 1/3 of a cup of water to a full litre or 4 cups. The Stength of the coffee is anywhere between 1-5 scoops(varied by water used) of organic coffee grounds. I started doing 2 cups at first, then progressed to 4 cups, which I use daily. The four cups (filtered/distilled (sea salt)is brought to boil and turned down to low. I put in 3 TBSPs of coffee in and let steep for 12-14 mins. I filter it though to a cup to allow to cool to a warm temp. Temp is preferencial and other then shock value: ;-) I havent found has made a difference. Once cooled lay in a right lateral decubitus position( right side) knees up. See Photo. Ttry to stay on your right side for 10 mins then you can try either a back position and massage your abdomine or roll over to your left side. The urge to go will be strong, try to stay for 5-15 mins. Move quickly to tiolet. Void. I have on several occassions followed with a water only enema. It isnt uncommon to not have as much liquid come out as went it. We are frequently dehydrated in the morning and our colons absorb a great deal of it. You will find that if you dont void rectally you will have an increase in urinary output. Helping detox that as well.
Foods and Herbs that Help Detox
1. Dandelion Greens
5. Reishi Mushroom:
8. Brussels Sprouts
10. Coconut oil
11. Burdock Root
12. Sauerkraut: Fermented foods are one of the best ways to support the detoxification process.
13. Green Tea
15. Milk Thistle more
16. Black Walnut
18. Alfalfa Leaf
21. Stinging Nettle more
28. Olive Oil
34. Artichokes More
Many of these techniques have I tried personally. Some I found effective and others I didn't, I want to remind my readers that anything done in excess is harmful. This includes too much water and oxygen strangely enough. Please remember to use reason and moderation. You can deplete your body of too much of one thing with the addition of another...Be your best advocate and get all the information before making a change. I also suggest making one change at a time. Give each change 3-5 days to note any improvements or side effects you might personally experience. If too many things are started at once you will never know who to blame or credit.