Can we truly start to be more healthy, today? What can we do to turn on the body’s ability to heal, detox and protect against an increasing amount of chemicals in our food, toxins and viruses in the air or in our house and through many common items we use daily?
Do we really need to detoxify? How can we use biotechnology that is backed up by science to protect against a myriad of toxins we are exposed every day ? In today’s post, we will answer all these questions and talk about many other issues that we often encounter when we try to detoxify our body.
Before starting, let’s first take a look at the history behind detoxification. What are the body’s mechanisms involved in detoxification? Do we really need today to support the body’s natural mechanism of detoxification?
As we could easily guess, detoxification is a natural body process in charge with the removal of waste matter or toxins. It’s a key process without which we would fast die.
It involves historical methods extensively used in the last 100 years. Here I’m talking about vomiting, sweating, laxatives and purgatives, expectorants, astringents, lymphatics and many others.
Detoxification was used even 100 years ago, when the people’s toxic load was thousands of times lower than today’s toxic load. The last century is known as a century of toxicity with more than 10,000 toxic chemicals in the air, water and food supply, with radioactive particles from atomic bombs. As these were not enough, cell phone and computer technology were added, so the toxic load increased substantially and the amount of EMF we are daily exposed became dangerously high. These electrical toxins interfere with the natural electromagnetic field of our body. Dr. Klinghart wrote an amazing detailed article, backed up by science that emphasizes the electromog and its effect on the body. You can read it here.
Why am I insisting on the effects on excess EMF exposure ? Well, according to Dr. Klinghardt, body’s detoxification process is substantially slowed down by EMF. Toxins love electromagnetic radiation. We get cadmium from the car exhaust, mercury from dental amalgams or even eating fish, iron from meat. Cadmium, iron and mercury resonate with WI-FI. So, an efficient detoxification will involve removing metals from our body and reducing our exposure to electromagnetic radiation.
Our bodies have their own detoxifications organs: the liver and the kidney. If they are overburdened by toxic food their capacity to eliminate chemicals is reduced. Liver detoxifies your body in two phases: first, the chemicals are neutralized and broken in small pieces, secondly they are bound to different molecules, so as the toxins to be excreted in the bile, urine or stool. How can we stimulate the bile production from the liver? A simple and inexpensive way is by stimulation the vagus nerve ( the parasympathetic system responsible with rest and digest) through a diet rich in bitters. Dandelions, greens, grapefruit, coffee, chocolate, licorice, ginger, orange peel, turmeric, peppermint, fennel are all bitters. They stimulate the digestive juices, reduce sugar cravings and regulate the insulin with a direct impact on the ANS (autonomic nervous system).
An ANS in balance with a preponderance of the parasympathetic system is the key for proper detoxification. When in a fight and flight state, the energy is taken away from the digestive system, from liver, kidney and skin. All these organs play an important role in detoxification.
Kidneys also have a crucial role by filtrating the blood and removing the waste and excess water from the body.
Doctor Lawrence Wilson explains that according to chinese medicine, there are yang (heat) and yin (cold) detoxification methods. The heat or yang method includes the kelp wraps, bone broth, hyperthermia therapy and every other method that increases the body temperature with a drying effect on the body. Modern medicine also confirmed that many toxins, fungi and bacteria, including cancer cells are heat-sensitive. The white blood cells, as part of the immune system, get activated when more heat shock proteins are produced. Coffee, reflexology, chiropractic adjustments and infrared sauna are all increasing body temperature with a direct impact on heat shock proteins and immune system. All these support the natural body’s detoxification mechanisms.
A good strategy to help body detoxification would have to contain support for the most important organs that play a key role in body toxic load removal: the lymphatic system, the skin, large intestine, liver, kidney and lungs.
Whole body vibration is a pleasant and easy way to activate the circulation and the lymphatic system. The lymphatic system is responsible for the toxins transport toward the eliminative organs. Any lymphatic congestion will slow down the toxins circulation and removal process. Improving the balance and equilibrium, reducing the visceral fat ( there where the most toxins accumulate) more than the exercise alone, reducing pain and inflammation while activating the blood and the lymph circulation, are all the benefits of whole body vibration. For more on this, please read my previous post :”4 amazing immune system boosters that you will love”.
Once the lymph is free to flow and transport the toxins to the lymphatic nodes and eliminative organs, the next step should be to support those organs.
The bitters will increase the bile productions and stimulate the vagus nerve supporting a calm and relaxed nervous system that will help the detoxification process. B complex vitamins, glutathione, fish oils, flavonoids and amino acids from proteins will promote liver health.
One of the Heat or yang therapies that will greatly help the detoxification is infrared sauna or blanket. Fatigue, stress, decreased thyroid activity reduce body temperature. Cold extremities are also a result of poor circulation and an overactive nervous system. An interesting fact that many are not aware of is that depressed people often have a higher body temperature. It seems like a contradiction, but hyperthermia will actually help them by activating those heat shock proteins that will balance their body temperature and reduce their anxiety by stimulating the vagus nerve. HSP ( heat shock proteins) eliminate free radicals, repair damaged proteins while supporting the antioxidant mechanisms. Combining the heat stress with exercise is a good strategy to stimulate the lymphatic system while activating the sweat glands, increasing the production of HSP and supporting the skin toxins elimination system.
Adding the dry skin brushing immediately after exposure to heat will greatly remove the dead skin cells and remove all the residues from pores that now are opened. Start brushing from your feet up toward the center of your body.Then you can continue with your arms, back and stomach.
The best strategy to support body’ detoxification process will combine the heat and light. The infrared blanket uses far infrared radiation that promotes blood flow and HSP, while near- infrared light ( half of the energy of the sun is near infrared) has anti-aging effects, increases relaxation and stimulates mitochondria to produce more energy.
By combining red light (for anti-aging skin related benefits), near-infrared light ( that enhance cellular function) and far-infrared light ( promote circulation), heat stress ( increased HSP) and whole body vibration ( stress hormesis and immune system activation) you will considerably help the body to detoxify.
As a bonus, try also intravenous glutathione, that master antioxidant that will support the entire body detoxification. Glutathione plays an important role against reactive oxidative species while supporting liver detoxification and the cells membranes by removing the damaged lipids. For more information on how glutathione works and its role in the body, please read my other post “IV therapy- high-doses of vitamin C and glutathione…”