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Detoxify Your Way to a New You!

by Klaus Ferlow(more info)

listed in detoxification, originally published in issue 229 - April 2016

Detoxifying your body is more important today than ever before.

Today toxins are in our air (Chemtrails, car exhaust etc.) we breathe, the water (acid rain) we drink, the food (especially processed food, most fruits and vegetables are sprayed growing on chemical fertilizer, except if they are certified organic, canned fish with mercury, fresh fish may be contaminated with nuclear radiation,  ducks and geese with carbolic acid) we eat,  pop drinks we drink, household and garden goods, cleaning products, flowers (did you know that almost all roses you buy in the flower shop are heavily sprayed with poisonous chemicals and even color?),  cosmetics and personal care products (statistically over 10,000 harmful synthetic chemicals are used), synthetic fragrance oils, also in sprays which can cause asthma, even in fabrics since many of them are sprayed in the process with harmful petrochemicals! Just smell when you buy new fabrics!

In addition to the health problems which humans have been experiencing for thousands of years, we are now exposed to a variety of environmental poisons inclusive of nano particles the naked eye can't see! Disease from toxicity is caused by the presence of bio-chemicals which poison the blood and spread via the circulation system. As a result, cells and tissues literally ‘swim’ in a contaminated environment. Detoxification is a treatment regimen which cleanses the blood by removing toxins from the body. One of the body's natural means for staying healthy is its ability to detoxify itself. The organs of detoxification are the liver, kidneys, bowels, lungs and the skin.

What about Mercury Amalgam Fillings?

Many people have mercury in their dental fillings, anaerobic bacteria in their root canals, abnormal bacterial flora in their intestines from antibiotics, lead in their bones from years in which leaded gasoline fuelled our vehicles and machines, and drugs in their bloodstream which throws liver metabolism out of balance. The proliferation of toxic sources demands that we consider detoxification.

Did you know for example that former Canadian Minister of Health Tony Clements had 55 toxins in his blood? Toxins that damage the cells of the body are invisible and insidious, breaking down the ‘in-environment’ of all the body's systems at the cellular level. This process occurs slowly day by day, year after year, and is difficult to detect until the actual onset of the disease.

Many therapies rest on the skin's abilities as a detoxifying organ, including the ever more popular infra-red sauna, which helps to promote sweating and thereby eliminating toxins from the body. A fever is the body's natural means of toxin elimination during sickness and should never be interfered with except if the temperature reaches 40 degrees Celsius. As a child I had fever many time; my mother always used pure elderberry juice with added lemon juice and honey, heated it up. I had to drink two cups, I went to bed and the next morning the fever was gone! The heat generated during a fever triggers chemical reactions which enhance the immune system and destroy bacteria and viruses.

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Effectiveness of Liquid Herbal Tinctures for Detoxifying

There are many detoxifying programs offered on the market today. One very effective cleansing method is the single Milk Thistle tincture or Milk Thistle combo (includes extracts of Milk Thistle, Dandelion, Nettle and Cat's Claw) which has these attributes:

  • Milk Thistle seeds regenerate the liver cells, stimulate the flow of bile, protect the liver from damage caused by hepatitis, has been known to reverse damage caused by alcoholism and drug abuse and helps to repair and reverse cirrhosis of the liver;
  • Dandelion root aids in the formation of bile, is a diuretic with a naturally high potassium level, acts to remove poisons from the body and is a blood purifier;
  • Nettle leaf helps to build and cleanse the blood, expels gravel from the bladder, is an excellent remedy for kidney ailments, contains high amounts of essential vitamins, minerals and nutrients and improves mucus conditions of the lungs;
  • Cat's Claw bark is an anti-inflammatory therapy for the treatment of a variety of inflammations, has been shown to greatly diminish the mutagenic substances of tobacco found in the urine of the cigarette smokers, helps inhibit the growth of cancer cells, boosts the immune system and works against Crohn's disease, ulcers, fibromyalgia and asthma.

Herbal tinctures are a great way to get the herbs you need without the unnecessary fillers and other synthetics that make up pressed tablets, gel caps or capsules. Tinctures are instantly absorbed with your saliva into the bloodstream and are therefore very effective. Combo herbal tinctures are very potent since the liquid herbal extracts work synergistically together and form a unit. An array of detoxifying kits and programs are readily available today which target specific organs such as the skin, kidneys, colon or the liver. The healing benefits of cleansing can be profound and detoxifying regimens are fast gaining popularity for treating chronic pain and fibromyalgia and arthritis.

The Four-Day Detoxification Diet

  • Day One: Eat only fruits as many as you like throughout the day excluding bananas. Apples, berries, watermelon, pears, peaches, cherries and whole citrus fruit;
  • Day Two: Consume only herbal teas, as often as you like throughout the day, raspberries, hyssops, chamomile or peppermint. You may sweeten the tea slightly with honey, maple syrup or stevia;
  • Day Three: Consume as many raw or steamed vegetables, or both, as you like;
  • Day Four:  Make a large pot of vegetable broth by boiling cauliflower, cabbage, onion, green peppers, parsley, or whatever vegetables you have on hand. Season with Himalayan or sea salt or vegetable broth cubes. Drink only this rich mineral broth throughout the day.

Healing Effects of the Detox Diet

  • Day One: The colon, your  body's waste basket is cleansed;
  • Day Two: Toxins, salt and excessive calcium deposits in the muscles, tissues, and organs are released;
  • Day Three:  the digestive tract is supplied with healthy, mineral rich bulk;
  • Day Four: blood, lymph and inner organs are mineralized.

A further suggestion is the Seneca Indian Cleansing Diet which can be found in Ageless Remedies

from Mother's Kitchen, by Grandmother of health, Hanna Kroeger.

Words of Wisdom

Health is not everything but without health everything is nothing.

Dr Bernard Jensen DC PhD

References

Gilmore Megan, Everyday Detox, Ten Speed Press, 2015.

Bennett Peter, Barrie Stephen, Faye Sara, 7-Day Detox Miracle, Prima Lifestyles, 1999.

Hyman Mark, 10-Day Detox Diet, Little Brown and Company, 2014.

Author’s Note

It is not our intention to make specific health claims. Any attempt to diagnose, prevent or treat disease should come under the direction of your health care practitioner.

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About Klaus Ferlow

Klaus Ferlow HMH (Honorary Master Herbalist, Dominion Herbal College, Burnaby, B.C., est. 1926), HA (professional Herbal Advocate Canadian Herbalist's Association B.C., Victoria, is a traditional herbalist, innovator, lecturer, researcher, writer, founder of Ferlow Botanicals, Vancouver, B.C., www.ferlowbotanicals.com now retired. Peter Ferlow is acting President, manufacturing/distributing herbal medicinal and personal care products with no harmful chemical ingredients to holistic practitioners and selected stores in traditional medicine in Canada and parts of USA since 1993; the company was founded in 1975. His educational articles about health, healing, herbs, nutrition have been published in health & women's magazines, newspapers, newsletter in Canada, United States, United Kingdom, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa in print and online and on the internet.
Klaus founded in 2013 NEEM RESEARCH, Mission, B.C. to protect and promote the precious healing gift of the Neem tree from India to humanity and with over 23 years experience working with Neem he published in 2016 the book Neem: Nature's Healing Gift to Humanitywww.neemresearch.ca and is also a co-author of the book 7stepsdentalhealth.com. He is a member of the National Health Federation, Monrovia, Ca., International Herb Association, Jacksonville, Fl, United Plant Savers, Rutland, OH, Neem Foundation, Bombay (Mumbai), India and may be contacted via neemresearch1@gmail.com

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