The human body becomes toxic or polluted from both external (exogenous) sources and internal (endogenous) sources. The most common external pathways of toxicity are from inhalation (smoking, air pollution, dental amalgam fillings, sick buildings), ingestion (chemical residues on food, chemicals in water, drugs) injection (vaccinations, flu shots, tattoos), absorption (chemicals from synthetic fabrics, paints, plastics, pesticides and chemical fertilizers sprayed on lawns) and irradiation (medical x-rays, nuclear power plants, bomb testing, uranium mine tailings, cell phones and towers, computer monitors and televisions, microwave ovens, and power grid and radio and satellite transmissions).
The internal sources of toxicity are from fermentation, putrification, and rancidity from undigested foods consumed, and from dehydration, malnutrition, and toxic thoughts and emotions. This endogenous toxicity can also be caused from the effects of exogenous toxins contributing to malnutrition, and inhibition of digestion through damage to the nervous system, immune system, and enzyme systems.
There are 70,000 chemicals being used in commercial production in the US. The EPA has classified 65,000 of them potentially, if not definitely hazardous to human health. Over 6,000 new chemicals are tested in the US each week! Three thousand chemicals have been identified as intentionally added to food supplies and over 700 in drinking water. During food processing and storage, more than 10,000 other compounds can become an integral part of many commonly used foods. One of the major symptoms of chemical toxicity seems to be a breakdown of the immune function, which encourages all kinds of symptoms in the body.
Another major symptom is damage to the nervous system and nervousness. We aren’t rewarded immediately with good health and radiant well-being as soon as we change our “evil ways.” The vast increase of chemicals in our environment, foods and medicines has greatly altered the body’s ability to rid itself of toxins. Often, the recovery of health and improvement of the diet cause unpleasant symptoms. People truly seeking health have to decide to sacrifice their old comfortable diet patterns and habits to be rewarded by good health. It doesn’t take long before they discover that after improving their diet, they sometimes feel much worse (temporarily).
A common complaint is, “Do I really have to go through that?” They’re going through what is called detoxification. Poor health and illness is progressive; it does not occur overnight. Good health and well being is also progressive; it may take weeks, months, or years.
The number of people using cellular telephones has risen dramatically during the past decade, and is expected to continue increasing. According to the Cellular Telecommunications Industry Associaton (CTIA), there are currently (2002) over 110 million wireless telephone users in the United States. This number is increasing at a rate of about 46,000 new subscribers per day. Experts estimate that by 2005 there will be over 1.26 billion wireless telephone users worldwide. A study by scientists in Finland has found that mobile phone radiation can cause changes in human cells that might affect the brain. A study by scientists in Finland has found that mobile phone radiation can cause changes in human cells that might affect the brain.
The study at Finland’s Radiation and Nuclear Safety Authority found that exposure to radiation from mobile phones can cause increased activity in hundreds of proteins in human cells grown in a laboratory. Nonetheless the study, the initial findings of which were published June 2002, in the scientific journal Differentiation, raises new questions about whether mobile phone radiation can weaken the brain’s protective shield against harmful substances. The study focused on changes in cells that line blood vessels and on whether such changes could weaken the functioning of the blood-brain barrier, which prevents potentially harmful substances from entering the brain from the bloodstream.
They also found that one hour of exposure to mobile phone radiation caused cultured human cells to shrink. The researchers believe this is triggered by a response that normally only happens when a cell is damaged. In a person, such changes could disable safety mechanisms that prevent harmful substances from entering the brain from the bloodstream. Radiation-induced changes in the cells could also interfere with the normal death process of apoptosis. If cells that are “marked” to die do not, tumors can form. The study found that a protein called hsp27 linked to the functioning of the blood-brain barrier showed increased activity due to irradiation and pointed to a possibility that such activity could make the shield more permeable, he said. Increased protein activity might cause cells to shrink–not the blood vessels but the cells themselves–and then tiny gaps could appear between those cells through which some molecules could pass.
Life is a series of cycles of energy production, storage, and discharge. this general cycle defines all living organisms, from one-celled algae to man. All of nature follows the 24-hour cycle of a day. All creatures, from the oyster to the elephant, follow a daily pattern of work and rest, sleep and activity. There are biological rhythms within the body that dictate periods of tissue repair, tissue growth, waste elimination, and so forth. Body temperature, blood pressure, brain activity, hormone levels, and a host of other factors obey this rhythm, which scientists call circadian.
Circadian rhythms are a blend of interaction of an internal clock and external cues of the earth’s magnetism, electrical fields, gravitational fields and cosmic radiation, even the movement of other planets. Each of our twelve acupuncture meridians in our body have a two-hour period of heightened activity, together, totaling 24-hours–the circadian cycle of the earth’s rotation. The body has bio-rhythms of 14-days for the physical, 28-days for the emotional and 33-days for the mental aspects of ourselves. Healing occurs in cycles. Some days the body has a high-energy level and it rebuilds damaged tissues. On such days, we may feel great. On other days, the body must do its detoxification and remove accumulated toxins. When this happens, we may experience low levels of energy or even depression.
Most people lead a lifestyle and follow a diet that inhibits the body in its cyclical work. For instance, when the body is cleansing itself via a cold, people become impatient. They try to suppress the cleansing cycle with drugs or food and the body must abandon its efforts. The body behaves in a sort of roller-coaster fashion as it conducts its detoxification process. One day it may cleanse heavily and we feel like shit. The next day, the toxins have been removed and we feel great. We feel so great, in fact, that the body decides to dig a little deeper and remove some of the older toxins, and then we feel worse. This is a continuing cycle in the process of healing. Once a certain level of health has been reached, we don’t notice the cycles as much and they cause progressively less discomfort. The body goes through increased detoxification and healing crisis with every change of season. Notice how people seem to get sick at those particular times of the year. Fasting for 7-10 days with each seasonal change is practiced by those who understand the benefit gained from helping the body during these natural times of cleansing.
The Body’s Infinite Wisdom
Your body wants to live forever; it wants to be free from all pain and illness; it actively desires complete healing to take place within it at all times. Your body is your friend and partner in your effort to regain health. The body has the innate capacity, knowledge, and wisdom to heal itself at any time–if it is allowed to do so. The body possesses its own healing ability and the wisdom to direct this ability. The only thing we must do is let the body conduct its work with as little interference as possible. We can furnish it with the highest-quality raw foods when it needs it or abstain from food when it doesn’t desire it. We can exercise and rest the body, and give it fresh air and sunshine. Other than that, all we can really do is wait patiently and intelligently and not become alarmed by the symptoms of its healing or try to suppress those symptoms–even if we are healing heart disease, cancer, AIDS, or any other degenerative condition.
If you have faith and trust in your body’s ability to heal itself, the unpleasant symptoms, which may accompany this healing, become more bearable and are not a source of fear or misgiving. Ultimately, we must let our body perform its health-restoring work at its own pace. The real doctor is within–the body alone is capable of performing all the needed healing functions. The cellular intelligence driving the body is infinite in its capacity. We need not have any fears about its wisdom or ability to restore itself to the highest-possible level of health and well-being.
The liver is one of the most important organs in the body when it comes to detoxifying or getting rid of foreign substances or toxins. Glutathione, the most abundant sulfhydryl in the body, functions to chelate and detoxify heavy metals; mercury and lead have also been shown to combine or complex with glutathione. Once complexed together, the bile becomes a major route used by the body to excrete the complex, thereby reducing the amount of glutathione available. The primary source of the sulfur portion of cysteine is methionine. Cysteine cannot be taken up by hepatocytes (liver cells) easily, whereas methionine is taken up more readily, and is then metabolized into S-adenosylmethionine, homocysteine, cystathione, and cysteine. Cancer cells utilize methionine in order to grow and proliferate.
Cancer or tumor dependence on methionine for growth is an artificial condition, brought about by some earlier failure in the transsulfuration and transmethylation pathways. Therefore, if the availability of methionine is reduced, not only will the capability of the liver to detoxify be impaired, but there will also be less glutathione available to complex with foreign substances. Studies have demonstrated that a deficiency of methionine can, in itself, cause liver cancer without the presence of a carcinogen, and also that the deficiency of methionine can permit a heavy metal to cause toxic effects.
The colon is the sewer of your body. If it’s not cleansed, the waste from head to toes can’t get out. According to some estimates, about 70 million Americans suffer from bowel problems. These statistics cover only those people whose problems are severe enough to cause them to consult a medical doctor. The body’s tissues won’t eliminate wastes unless the colon is working. The bodily systems are connected. When the colon is cleaned out, the body will start pulling poisons out from everywhere, because it can. Wastes from the colon can leak out and pollute other organs. Other organs can be treated with natural methods–with only partial results–because these organs keep getting re-infected or re-irritated by poisons from the colon. The impacted colon creates diverticulosis which are herniations or pockets in the wall of the colon that contain fecal matter. If it stays in there long enough, it will leak into your body and cause what is called auto-intoxication. These diverticula cannot usually be detected inside the colon with colonoscopy, but on the outside of the colon where you can’t see. The bowel pockets leak pus, blood, and fecal matter back into the bloodstream.
When the body is toxic, the cells cannot receive nutrients from the blood because the interstitial fluid surrounding the cells is plugged-up with wastes from sluggish lymphatics. This internal poisoning also causes mental depression and morbid thoughts. It’s a vicious cycle–one condition feeding the other like a dog chasing its tail. Most people, instead of cleaning out their colons use incense, air wicks, underarm deodorants, foot powder, mouthwash, toothpaste, breath fresheners, perfumed sprays and colognes to cover up their stink because they are filled with impacted fecal matter. If the colon doesn’t get cleansed, the other organs can’t cleanse their waste. If a person can’t get the bowels cleaned out, even if they clean the plaque out of the arteries–it’s going to go back into the body. They’ll just re-absorb it. Unless they clean out the colon, they will never regain vibrant health.
The principle task of the kidney is to preserve the volume and composition of the extracellular fluid constant. This it must do despite a varying outside environment, and varying input. A part of this task–but only a part–is to remove from the body some of the waste by-products of metabolism which the cells cannot break down further. Thus the principal function of the kidney is not excretion, but regulation. We can move and live on dry land, even though we are three-quarters water, and survive; our cells tucked away in a carefully preserved ocean of extracellular fluid, whose composition is guarded with exquisite accuracy by the kidneys, a major part of our life-support system in this hostile environment. We can roam into deserts, and (usually) survive, or drink a six-pack of beer, or starve, or gorge, but essentially the extracellular soup remains of a constant composition, and because of this, the composition of the cells themselves is constant.
The kidney is less in control of the intracellular water, since if the kidneys do their job adequately, each cells is largely autonomous, and will extract and eject what it needs or does not need from the extracellular fluid. The kidney conserves what we need, but even more, it permits us the freedom of excess. That is, it allows us to take in more than we need of many necessities–water and salt for example–and excretes exactly what is not required. This is essential, since neither our ancestors nor we, animal or human know the composition of the foods we eat, and the only way to ensure a sufficiency of everything is to eat an excess of at least some. Finally, the kidneys preserve the volume of our body fluids as well as their composition. Given that we’re almost ¾ water, quite simply weighing oneself each day can assess the precision with which the kidney achieves this.
Despite variations in diet, exercise or fluid intake, the figures remain constant. The kidney performs its tasks, with a precision of as good as 1% and never worse than 5%, under extremely varying circumstances. If the kidneys fail suddenly, death occurs after a few days, partly because some of the accumulated metabolic waste products are toxic to the heart, which stops. More interesting, is the way in which the kidney can adapt to slow destruction by dysfunction, so that one can survive on as little as 5% of overall kidney function. The kidney has greater reserve capacity in the face of disorder than (for example) the heart or the lungs.
Nearly 80% of your total body weight is water. One-third of your body fluid is extracellular, meaning that it’s outside the cells. But only 12% of your body fluid is blood and 62% of your bodily fluid is inside the cells. What that means is that 36% of your fluid is lymph. Lymph is the fluid that surrounds all the cells. It is the cell’s environment. There’s 3-times more lymph fluid in the body than blood. Not all cells are surrounded by water. Bone minerals surround the bone cells. But all cells depend directly on extracellular water for food. The lymph fluid through minute channels feeds even bone cells. When waste material leaves the body cells, the two circulating body fluids, the blood and the lymph carry it away. The lymph is formed out of the blood but contains no red blood cells. Each cell in the body is bathed by the interstitial fluid, which consists of material from the bloodstream together with substances passed out of the cells. About 90% of the water and small molecules entering the interstitial fluid from the bloodstream are reabsorbed by local blood vessels. The remaining 10% of the water and small molecules plus the protein, other large molecules, and particles in the interstitial fluid collect in a network of tiny vessels.
The lymph vessels combine into larger ducts that eventually empty back into the blood stream. The lymph vessels contain one-way valves and are lined with muscle tissue that pumps the lymph through these valves. Because the lymphatic system carries away toxins from all body cells, its proper functioning is important to the health of the entire body. Lymph is filled with nutrients on their way to the cells, waste products thrown off by the cells hormones, and enzymes. Leukocytes, lymphocytes, monocytes, antibodies and other white blood cells are able to travel wherever water exists. Just as the air around your body is in motion constantly, the lymph fluid that surrounds the cells is also in constant motion. Cells are able to function better with fresh lymph fluid filled with the proper concentrations of hydrogen, oxygen, glucose and all other nutrients. Valves exist in all lymph channels. In the large lymphatics, valves exist every few millimeters, and in the smaller lymphatics, the valves are much closer than this. Motion pictures of exposed lymph vessels show that when a lymph vessel becomes stretched with fluid, the smooth muscles in the wall of the vessel automatically contract.
Furthermore, each segment of the lymph vessel between successive valves functions as a separate automatic pump. That is, the filling of a segment causes it to contract and the fluid is pumped through the valve to the next lymph segment. This fills the subsequent segment and a few seconds later, it too contracts. The process continues all along the lymphatic system until the fluid is finally emptied back into the blood stream from the thoracic duct into the vena cava right underneath the collarbones. When fresh supplies replace the waste products of cells–the toxins, bacteria viruses, poisons, trash and debris–cells are healthier, and so are you. The removal of proteins from the interstitial spaces is an absolutely essential function, without which we would die with 24 hours. The colon is the principal organ through which mucoid matter from the lymph is eliminated.
When the lymphatic system becomes extremely full of mucoid material, a pressure is created that is felt all over the body. It starts as a tension in the muscles that becomes an aching of the muscles as the pressure increases. One function of a fever is to thin the lymph mucoid, improving its ability to flow and to pass through the walls of the colon. All lymph-purifying influences reduce fever by lessening the necessity for using fever to thin the lymph. If the colon cannot perform the necessary rate of purification of the lymph, then the body uses the liver to do the work instead. The toxins taken up by the liver are excreted as part of the bile. When the flow of bile becomes excessive, bile backs up into the stomach, and the result is nausea. Most grasses are lymph purifiers, which is why animals eat grass when sick. Now we can see how problems can originate when the colon becomes clogged. When this happens, waste material gets backed up into the lymphatic system. As this process continues, waste material backs up into the body tissues and disease can result. This process can affect any body part because the lymphatic system serves all body cells.
Herbal Detox Patches
The herbal detox patch is a reservoir patch designed to promote stimulation of the body’s systems and detoxifying using a minus ion and far-infared reaction. This opens the pores allowing body waste, in the form of sweat, to be absorbed in the patch and the process of osmosis allows the healing properties of the herbs to be absorbed. Made of herbs traditionally used to help nutritionally support the normal cleansing of the body of waste materials, including those resulting from the activity of heavy metals and chemicals. The use of the patches is a traditional use that is not intended to be prescribed for, to treat or claim to cure any disease, including diseases involving heavy metals and chemicals.
The Japanese have been using this product to combat fatigue, improve circulation, increase metabolism, improve the quality of sleep, absorption of body toxins and as a general practice to staying healthy, clean and more energetic. The sole of your foot contains more than 60 reflexology points which means it is a very energetically active place on your body. The detox patches help detoxify your body by pulling the toxins out through the soles of your feet. The central-anterior area of the sole of the foot corresponds and connects to the kidneys and liver. By placing the detox-patches on the back of the foot the powder, made of genuine wood and bamboo vingear, draws out the body waste. Five hours after applying the detox-patches the blood circulates to the previous cold feet and raises the temperature of the feet.
If you look at the picture below you will see how the sole of the foot corresponds and connects to the various organs in your body.9( Click on link at end of this article to view the reflexology chart.)
The detox patches do not ease aches and pains by means of heat. They are not like a ‘chill plaster’, or a ‘deep heat’ method. It uses far infrared to stimulate the reflexology points on the soles of the feet and by doing so, the product affect the whole body’s circulation. The detox patches encourage ‘self-healing’ by promoting improved circulation.
The patches are composed of the very highest quality and most expensive ingredients including bamboo vinegar, wood vinegar, eucalyptus, houttuynia cordata, saururus chinesis, tourmaline, chitosan, Agaricus mushroom and starch. Tourmaline is a crystal that may help to move, direct and intensify energy in the human energy body.
Detox Patch Ingredients
Agaricus Mushrooms–Certified organic from Brazil , these mushrooms contain beta-glucan polysaccharides that improve the flow if the lymph system and boost the immune system to accelerate healing. Mushrooms have been shown to support cardiovascular health, have anti-tumor and anti-cancer properties.
Eucalyptus Extract (pyroligneous acid )–Also known as tree sap powder vinegar in the Orient, this ingredient stimulates the nervous system, has strong anti-virus properties and is helpful as a drawing agent. The highest quality wood sap vinegar extract comes from the nutrient rich eucalyptus trees from the soil-rich Brazilian rain forest (Other brands use less effective wood sap vinegar from less efficacious and more common trees.).
Tourmaline–This mineral powers the negative ion and far-infared transdermal reaction. Tourmaline also emits anions (the atomic element of air) with a true electronic charge producing a high metabolic rate, strength, energy, and purifying the blood.
Wood Vinegar And Bamboo Vinegar Extract– The quality of our product is based on the purity of the Vinegar extract. The extract used in BodyPure is condensed five times and contains no synthetic vinegar or starch. After the initial extraction process, the extract is dried for a period of six months. It is then filtered four times using the highest quality Umbamegashi-Binchou Charcoal . It is then dried one more time for an additional six months before it can be considered for use. This process yields a very concentrated extract with an extremely high level of purity.
Houttuynia Cordata Extract– The plant is found in Japan , Java and Nepal at altitudes of over 6200 feet. It contains a variety of flavoids, flavonoid glycosides (afzerin, quercitrin, isoquercitrin) and pyridine alkaloids; the essential oil was found to consist mainly of decanal (capry aldehyd), dodecanal (lauryl aldehyd) and 2-hendecanon (methyl nonyl ketone). Since ancient times it has been valued for it absorption properties.
Loquat Leaf Extract–The Loquat leaf contains malic acid, tartaric acid, citric acid, tannate, carotene, vitamins A, B and C. It’s leaves and kernel contain amygdalin (amygdalin is otherwise known as vitamin B17, or laetrile). It promotes the secretion of body fluids and has antitussive, expectorant, antiemetic properties. It has 3000 years of history in muxibustion therapies and has been used extensively in Buddhist medicine. In India it has been called the king of herbal medicine.
Chitosan-– Chitosan is the result of biomass research by the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry in Japan The governmental body planned the Biomass research for ten years starting 1982. Chitosan is chemically extracted from the shell of a crab shrimp. Chitosan products have been used for over 30 years by water companies to trap toxins, such as greases, heavy metals, and oils. It is the second most plentiful fiber, after cellulose Chitosan products are also made for medical use to improve wound healing (such as burns) and skin inflammation. Studies have been conducted to explore it’s fat binding properties. The results found it to lower LDL (Bad) cholesterol by 6% and enhance the HDL (good) cholesterol by 10%. It has been marketed as a weight loss supplement.
Before and After
Directions for Use
Place three patches on the sole of each foot for the first one to two weeks of use. Afterwards, one patch can be placed on the most noticeable areas for an additional six to eight weeks. A maintenance of two to three times a week can be followed thereafter. When applied to the soles of the feet at bedtime, visual residue will be seen in the patches the next morning. Extended use can result in improved health from detoxification and stimulation of the body’s systems. The image to the right shows overnight results.
Specific body systems can be targeted by placing patches on known reflex zones on the feet and hands. They can also be placed directly on specific body organs and systems to coordinate with the reflex zones.
The visual evidence after using the lymphatic patches is compelling. The progress is apparent when used over a few consecutive days. Multiple samples of pads have been sent to a highly accredited Environmental Laboratory. The results demonstrated absorption into the patch of Nickel, Arsenic and Mercury amongst others. Extensive research in Japan has been conducted with the use of thermography (infrared technology). The pads have been tested for their healing activity by means of infrared sensors.
Rebound exercise utilizes a mini trampoline to move the body up and down and as a result, moves lymphatic fluid 16 to 20 times more than not rebounding. Something fascinating happens when you start moving up and down. You begin to subject your entire body to the forces of acceleration and deceleration, plus gravity. At the bottom of the bounce, your whole body stops. That’s deceleration. Then, it increases in speed upward. That’s acceleration. The combination of vertical deceleration followed instantly by vertical acceleration of your entire body, combining with the constant gravity, creates an increased G force, which is felt by every cell in your body. You no longer weigh 1 G force–you weigh more!
The cells react to this environmental stimulation the same way they react to any other environmental change; they adjust and become individually stronger. At the bottom of the bounce, every cell in your body identifies the combination of the three forces simply as an increase in the gravitational pull of the earth, much the same way they would react if they experienced your living on a larger planet than the earth with a greater G force. This happens a hundred times a minute! At the top of the bounce, as gravity counteracts the combined forces of the change in velocity, you become weightless for a fraction of a second a hundred times a minute. All cells of your body immediately become weightless. Virtually all immediate structural stresses and pressure are eliminated from all of your cells all at once.
Your cells depend upon diffusion of water through their semi-permeable membranes to carry oxygen, nutrients, hormones, and enzymes into the cell, and to flush out metabolic trash. The rate of diffusion of water into and out of the cells under normal conditions is 100 times the volume of fluid inside each cell each second. The oscillation of the cells of your body between an increase in G force and a no G force 200 times a minute increases the diffusion of water into each cell at least three fold! Nothing beats that kind of cellular cleansing. People who rebound regularly report a variety of benefits received, including boosted energy levels, clearer thinking processes, decreased amounts of back and joint pains, better attitudes, decrease in headaches, both in number and intensity, alleviation of arthritic symptoms, including pain and inflammation, breathing becomes easier, ease of weight loss, and more.
A lack of body awareness accompanies a sickened condition. It is this absence of consciousness that permits the body to degenerate. If a person is in tune to their body’s needs, s/he becomes aware when something is going wrong and then can fast, cleanse, juice, change diet, etc. Increasing good health also increases our awareness of the body. As the major pains and aches disappear, we become more sensitive to all the body’s needs. Minor irritations that were not noticed previously may now enter our awareness. On a raw food diet, your body awareness and sensitivity increase. Little indulgences will cause strong reactions. Overdosing on certain foods will throw your body off balance. You will become aware every time you do something wrong–your body will let you know. This can be seen as a blessing or a curse when you cannot indulge anymore!
One of the largest sources of body toxins is the prescription drugs people take to supposedly fight disease. Medicinal drugs are very strong–they have to be to overcome the body’s natural defense system. When such drugs are taken, they must either be eliminated from the body or stored within for later elimination. When drugs are discontinued, the old toxins may enter the bloodstream for elimination. The circulation of these old drug toxins in the system may produce bewildering symptoms that can be alarming. As drugs leave the body, you can taste them in your mouth. Every drug used, whether legal or illegal, leaves its mark upon the body. As the body regains health, the drug deposits are put into circulation for elimination. Old drugs that were taken, even many years ago, may reappear in the bloodstream as they leave fat tissue and the organs. Since a combination of past drug deposits may enter the bloodstream at once, disconcerting symptoms may arise. Drug toxin elimination may express itself in a series of rashes as they leave the body through the skin. Drug detoxification can be a lengthy process, but juicing and a diet high in fruits and green leafy vegetables and bitter-greens aid it.
Caffeine and Nicotine
Heavy smokers or coffee drinkers may experience similar symptoms when they withdraw from their drug. Nervous irritability and emotional outbreaks are common symptoms of these drug addicts when they are detoxifying. Nicotine and caffeine damage the nervous system and upset the vascular system, so symptoms such as headaches, edginess, extreme lassitude or mental cloudiness (feeling spaced out) are expected. Such symptoms from these drugs usually lessen after three to ten days.
Salt and Other Condiments
Once processed salt is stopped and the proper version is used, old salt deposits in the body exit through the skin and kidneys. Sometimes the elimination is so intense that a person may have a continual salty taste in the mouth.
Eliminating sugar from the diet may make a person feel slightly nervous and hyperactive until the energy levels adjust to a raw-food diet. Mood changes, however, are usually more noticeable than any physical symptoms when sugar is eliminated. Reformed sugar addicts may feel periods of unaccountable depression as their blood sugar level tries to right itself. Getting off the sugar roller coaster, with its rapid rises and falls in blood sugar levels, is easier when a raw-food diet high in salads and avocados is followed.
Deposits of heavy metals in the body poison almost everyone. Lead, aluminum, mercury, copper, cadmium, and arsenic collect in organs throughout the body. Because of their heavy weight, they are difficult to eliminate, and may cause discomfort as they leave the body. As these metals come out, headaches and a general achiness all through the body may occur. The gums may hurt and the kidneys may throb as these metals leave the organs and bones. Heavy metal poisoning can make you feel uncomfortable all over, and it is very common, due to all the environmental toxins and the amalgam fillings put into people’s teeth. As you eliminate these metals, if you can bear the uncomfortable body aches and realize that they are leaving your body forever, it will help you go through it more gracefully.
Meat Eating and Acidity
Excessive meat eating creates an acid condition in the body. When meat is limited or eliminated, the body tries to reestablish its naturally-healthy alkaline condition, from the addition of fruit and vegetables. As the acid condition of the body changes to one of alkalinity, symptoms may arise that may confuse you. A sour, disagreeable odor may emit from the body as the acids leave or are neutralized. The breath may turn foul. Urine may be very dark and a sharp, bitter taste may be in the mouth. Weakness of the arms and legs may occur. Many people confuse this weakness for protein deficiency. Instead, the weakness has resulted from a consumption of too much acid-forming protein in the past. The body’s energies are directed toward neutralizing these old toxins and so you may feel weak for a temporary period. Once the toxins are taken care of and an alkaline condition is reestablished, then strength returns to the limbs.
Most people who change to a predominantly raw-food diet and improve their health may experience one or more of the symptoms described below. Depending upon your past health, these symptoms may be mild or intense, short-term or long-term, temporary or recurrent. As you improve your health, however, and stay on mainly raw-foods, all symptoms will gradually disappear. Never use drugs to halt these symptoms. Also, don’t revert to cooked food or overeat as an attempt to stop these symptoms. Relief from some of these symptoms may come through fasting and rest primarily. Vigorous exercise (rebounding), is also indispensable. Sleep and freedom from stress (meditation, massage, etc.) is vital. Sunshine and fresh air are powerful helpers that you must seek at all cost.
A headache is the body’s chief warning signal of body toxicity. The toxic load in the body has increased so fast that poisons are circulating in the bloodstream and cause irritation and swelling in the brain and nerves. Also, dehydration will cause headaches. A quick way to get rid of a headache is to drink plenty of water or hydrate the colon with an enema. Rebound exercise for 10-15 minutes will pump the lymphatic system, increasing elimination, and provide much needed relief.
Upset Stomach and Diarrhea
When food is not being digested properly or is passing right through your body, then it is time to fast, like animals do when they are feeling ill. This is your body’s way of telling you it doesn’t require food at this time (especially if digestion is dysfunctional), but instead is busy cleansing.
A new diet may occasion temporary constipation. Rebounding daily will help end this problem. Increasing water content with fruits and vegetables and enemas/intestinal herbs is also very helpful.
Weight loss is entirely normal when going on a predominantly raw-food diet. Some individuals become alarmed when their weight falls rapidly. From five to fifteen pounds of water alone may be lost when the body releases toxins, as the body doesn’t need it to dilute those toxins anymore. In some individuals, five to twenty pounds of fecal matter is completely eliminated from the colon. The body will eliminate all diseased tissue in an effort to rebuild a healthy body. It will strip itself down to the bare foundations and then begin to add on only healthy tissue. Weight loss may occur for six months to a year. The body will then rebuild healthy tissue and the body weight will normalize itself. Exercise for muscle growth, such as rebound exercise, will help rebuild the body with lean, muscular tissue. Eating large green salads with avocados will help you gain weight. Also, consuming plenty of the healthy oils will increase the body’s mass. Almost all the symptoms experienced during a transition to a raw-food diet are due to the body’s effort to detoxify itself as rapidly as possible. You can help this process by fasting, juicing, rebounding, meditating, and getting plenty of rest and sunshine. Have faith in yourself! The end results will amaze you as you become a new person, healthier and more alive! Keep yourself motivated and educated by reading books such as this one on the subject of true health.
Running The Body Hungry
Since hunger is a basic survival need, your stomach is actually following orders from your hypothalamus. An area along the side of the hypothalamus detects low levels of glucose and fatty acids in your blood, and then sends a message to your stomach to contract–an event you experience as hunger pangs. Your hypothalamus starts things off by making you feel a craving for food. Your limbic system quickly supplies all the emotional associations of eating. As mammals, which are always nursed at the start of life, our brains are wired to associate eating not only with physical comfort and pleasure but also with emotional security and companionship. Your prefrontal cortex then obligingly cooks up a menu plan, which may come complete with full-color fantasy illustrations you can almost smell and taste. Your frontal cortex will then direct your basal ganglia to “Take me to the refrigerator!” Parts of the brain concerned with actually moving your muscles then spring into action. This is the reason that people that are undertaking a cleansing program that involves resting the digestive tract by not eating whole food, experience emotional insecurity and emptiness. Digesting food burns 80% of the body’s total energy. This is the reason why it’s so important to abstain from eating when the body is experiencing symptoms. If you look to Nature, when animals aren’t feeling well, they STOP EATING. When you stop eating, your body will shift the energy, which would have been used to digest food, to clean house, rebuild and repair the tissues, and restore normal function. As is the case with cats–after they kill they gorge–then they lounge. It is only when their stomachs and digestive organs are empty do they have the speed, strength, and stamina that is necessary to take down their prey. Hunger makes you potent and powerful.
According to the current consensus, calorie restriction is the only reliable way to extend maximum life span. Caloric restriction translates into lower levels of free radical production in the mitochondria (power plant) in every cell in the body. Caloric restriction is known to reduce serum glucose and insulin levels, decreasing the formation of harmful glycation products as glucose cross-links with body proteins such as collagen.This reduces insulin, which when elevated, can have a number of harmful effects, including more production of inflammatory prostaglandins, suppressing the immune response, among many other negative consequences. Calorie restriction also produces an elevation in the levels of stress hormones known as glucocorticoids. It is a moderate stressor, mobilizing the body’s defenses in a benign way. Calorie-restricted animals show evidence both of lower production of free radicals in the mitochondria, and of better antioxidant defenses, as shown by increased catalase activity. There is a difference in long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids and increased oleic acid in the tissues of calorie-restricted individuals, resulting in lower levels of proinflammatory prostaglandins, derived from arachidonic acid.
The detoxification capability of Chlorella is due to its unique cell wall and the material associated with it. The cell walls of Chlorella have been shown to have three layers of which the thicker middle layer contains cellulose microfibrils. Atkinson et al found a 14nm thick trilaminar layer outside the cell wall proper which was extremely resistant to breakage and thought to be composed of a polymerised carotene like material…..Laboratory studies showed that there were two active absorbing substances – sporopollenin (a naturally occurring carotene like polymer which is resistant to degradation) and the algae cell walls.” Chlorella’s ability to detoxify the body is very significant because of the large amount of chemicals we are exposed to in today’s modern world. This ability to detoxify chemicals is also one of the important differences between Chlorella and other “green” products.”
Quite accidentally, a researcher named Dr. Yoshiaki Omura discovered that some patients were excreting more toxic metals after consuming a Chinese soup containing Cilantro. Cilantro is a common herb whose seed, coriander, is a familiar culinary spice. In China, Cilantro is called Chinese parsley, and it is used in cooking. It is also common in some Italian dishes. It is a member of the carrot family and has a distinct taste that most people either love or hate. Cilantro can mobilize mercury and other toxic metals rapidly from the CNS. The mobilized mercury appears to be either excreted via the stool, the urine, or translocated into more peripheral tissues. This is a revolutionary discovery and makes Cilantro one of the first known substances that mobilizes mercury from the CNS. After Cilantro consumption, rapid changes in the brain and spinal chord can be seen when using autonomic response testing, and the appearance of mercury in more peripheral tissues (liver, intestines) becomes evident as a result of mercury mobilization.
Clay is renowned to have many uses in promoting health in plants, animals and humans. Bentonite, Montmorillonite, Pascalite, as well as other types of healing clays, have been used by indigenous cultures since before recorded history. The use of volcanic ashes internally is almost older than civilization itself. Primitive tribes of various continents have used various types of clay for conditions of toxicity. Studies show that the use of volcanic ash clay internally goes back to the Indians of the high Andes mountains, tribes in Central Africa and the aborigines of Australia . The Native Americans call it “Ee-Wah-Kee” meaning “The-Mud-That-Heals” Bentonite, as well as other types of healing clay, has been used by indigenous cultures since before recorded history. The Amargosians (predecessors to the Aztecs ), the Aborigines, and natives of Mexico and South America all recognized the benefit of clays.
Clay has been used for thousands of years by the Egyptians, Mayans, and the Native American Indians, and yet no one has been able to pin down what makes it a healer. Various observers offer differing perspectives how clay works. Raymond Dextreit, the French naturopath who popularized the clay cure in his own country, believes clay’s powers, particularly from bentonite, a particular kind of clay, transcend its purely three-dimensional physical properties. “From a thermodynamic point of view,” he writes, “clay cannot be the sole source of energy of the phenomenon it produces. Clay is a dynamic presence–a catalyst rather than an agent itself. This is possible because clay is alive.” Most of the poisons in the body Dextreit notes, are positively charged, whereas clay has a negative electrical attraction. Thus, he writes, “These toxins cannot resist being drawn toward the clay.” Robert T. Martin, a mineralogist at MIT, points to bentonite’s minute particles, which create a large surface area in charged particles or toxins.”
The crystalline lattice of clay gives it the ability to store energy and then re-emit it. Certain bentonite clays are a powerful agent of stimulation, transformation and transmission of energy. It has a natural magnetic action and transmits an extraordinary strength to the organism, and helps to rebuild vital potential through the liberation of latent energy. This natural Earth remedy is a quick and inexpensive way to pull those toxic substances out of the body. It is crucial to use “clean clay.” One example of a clean clay is from LL’s Magnetic Clay Detox Baths. Another is Aztec Secret clay. The industrial clays found in may health food stores, contain aluminum, and contain chemical emulsifiers, defeating the whole purpose of the treatment. The clays can be used for hydrotherapy immersions, or it can be consumed orally to detox the digestive system and bloodstream.
Early writers described the widespread use of kanwa (earth from a lick near Lake Chad) for animals and humans in Nigeria . Long journeys were made to this lick to obtain a tribal supply of this earth, and it was then issued as rations to cattle and humans. Taken internally, it supports the intestinal system in the elimination of toxins. Healing mud not only draws toxic material out of the body if taken internally, but also reduces pain and infection in open wounds on both humans and animals. Many wild animals, and some people, develop pica when ill, a craving to eat earth–particularly clay, which assuages diarrhea and binds to many plant poisons. Among the most famous clay-eaters are the parrots of the Amazon. Scarlet macaws, blue and gold macaws, and hosts of smaller birds perch together in their hundreds to excavate the best clay layer along a riverbank. Parrots’ regular diet is tree seeds, which the trees defend with toxic chemicals, and clay is an essential buffer to the toxins. The application of clay has achieved miraculous healing of Buruli Ulcer – mycobacterium ulcerans which is similar to leprosy and tuberculosis mycobacterium or flesh eating disease.
Calcium montmorillonite, also known as “living clay,” principally consists of minerals that enhance the production of enzymes in all living organisms. Calcium montmorillonite mineral deposits have been used by Native American healers for centuries as an internal and external healing agent. The Native Americans would use mineral rich clay on open wounds and for stomach or intestinal distress. The key to these benefits is the natural form in which these minerals are found.
Clay’s adsorptive and absorptive qualities may be the key to its multifaceted healing abilities. The clay first adsorbs toxins (heavy metals, free radicals, pesticides), attracting them to its extensive surface area where they adhere like flies to sticky paper; then it absorbs the toxins, taking them in the way a sponge mops up a kitchen counter mess.
Scientific research has shown that bentonite’s absorptive action is due to five characteristics. First, it has a large and varied mineral content. Second, it has a negative electrical attraction for positively-charged particles. Third, its particles (being shaped like calling cards), have the wide surfaces negative-polarized and the edges positive-polarized, which give it an incredible negative pulling power. Fourth, the very minuteness of the particles of bentonite gives a large surface area in proportion to the volume used, thus enabling it to pick up many times its own weight in positively-charged particles. Fifth, to obtain maximum effectiveness in the human body, it must be put in a liquid colloidal-gel state.
Since bentonite has such strong absorptive powers, some may be concerned about whether it might absorb necessary nutrients from the alimentary canal as well. Independent experiments designed to find out how much this absorption would adversely affect the growth and health of animals indicated no ill effects when the intake of bentonite was 25% of the total diet, but did adversely affect the health of the animals when the intake of bentonite was increased to 50% of the total diet. It is important not to take any nutritional supplement at the same time as the bentonite. Especially when used with psyllium, the bentonite will absorb anything of nutritional value such as herbs, friendly bacteria, and vitamins, as well as toxins, bad bacteria and parasites. Be sure to wait 1 hour after doing a bentonite shake before taking anything nutritional.
Calcium montmorillonite clay is reported to contain no less than 67 minerals. This impressive assortment of minerals includes calcium, iron, magnesium, potassium, manganese, and silica as well as trace elements, those appearing in very tiny amounts. The mineral content being extremely high sets the stage for replenishing dietary deficiencies. Today more than ever before, diets are lacking essential trace minerals and micronutrients. Without the basic minerals, life cannot exist; without trace minerals, major deficiencies may develop. Lack of either will make it impossible for the body to maintain good health and function properly. In clay the minerals occur in natural proportion to one another encouraging their absorption in the intestinal tract, after being processed by intestinal bacteria. Natural calcium montmorillonite then restores minerals in the tissues where they are needed. Furthermore, minerals are the carriers of the electrical potential in the cells which enable the hormones, vitamins, and enzymes to function properly.
Sodium montmorillonite is commonly known as bentonite; the name is derived from the location of the first commercial deposit mined at Fort Benton , Wyoming USA . Bentonite principally consists of sodium montmorillonite in combination with 10 to 20% of various mineral impurities such as feldspars, calcite, silica, gypsum, etc. Sodium montmorillonite clays are the industrial clays used in things like: plaster, oil well drilling mud, cat litter, matches, cement tiles, lubricating grease, paints, copy paper, dynamite, shoe polish, concrete, cleaning agents, wall boards, crayons, and bleaching agents to mention a few.
Calcium montmorillonite, the second type of montmorillonite, is also known as “living clay” for it principally consists of minerals that enhance the production of enzymes in all living organisms. Benefits of calcium montmorillonite minerals have been documented in research conducted by many scientists and leading universities. “In addition to the role it plays as a potent detoxifier, Calcium Montmorillonite Clay has also been used extensively in the treatment of pain, open wounds, colitis, diarrhea, hemorrhoids, stomach ulcers, intestinal problems, acne, anemia, and a variety of other health issues.”
Pascalite clay is a rare cream-colored calcium bentonite, formed thirty million years ago as the froth and foam of the fiery and convulsive era atop the Big Horn Mountains in Wyoming . Over the centuries, it captured the calcium from that limestone formation, and many other minerals (now known to be vital to life) in trace amounts migrated into it –manganese, cobalt, copper, etc… Technically, Pascalite is a calcium-based bentonite. Pascalites rare calcium content suggests a very unique synergism which is not completely understood. It differs from other clays having some unique special qualities. Perhaps it is due to its containing a vary high frequency at an energetic level. A biodynamics engineer, Harvey C. Lisle, established Pascalite, as a “rock dust” that is “alive,” radiating energy 100 feet, and possesses the ability to negate noxious energy! This clay is solar dried, and being very sterile, it can be ingested internally when used alone. Pascalite has been used as an effective pain reliever. Pascalite also removes toxins from the body.
Zeolite clay is natural, inert, non-toxic, environmentally friendly substances that is known to remove toxic metals from waste water, land, septic systems and the air. Zeolites can adsorb huge amounts of materials such as ions or gas molecules. Zeolite clay has an unusual crystalline structure and is tetrahedral in shape, similar to a honeycomb appearance. The channels and holes in the sponge-like structure of zeolite have a uniform shape and size. It is this unique crystalline structure that gives zeolite clay such unusual capabilities of filtering, mineralizing, and absorbing toxic wastes. In one gram of zeolite, the channels in its structure provide up to several hundred square meters of surface area on which adsorption and chemical reactions can take place. Its unique structure acts like sieves, or “shape-selective catalyst,” catching only molecules small enough to fit into the cavities, while excluding larger molecules.
There are around 50 different kinds of natural zeolites and about 150 synthetic versions with varying physical and chemical properties. Natural zeolites were discovered as major constituents of numerous volcanic tuffs in saline-like deposits. Zeolite contains the minerals potassium, calcium, silicon, hydrogen, oxygen, aluminum and sodium. Zeolite clay has been beneficial in re-mineralizing and re-establishing pollution control in the soil and for use in hydroponic plant growth. The high purity of the natural deposits has aroused considerable commercial interest in the United States and abroad. The name “zeolite” literally means “boiling stones.”
Zeolite clay has been a medium for air filters, water filters, and odor control. It is environmentally friendly for waste dump sites and has been used as a filter medium for the removal of radioactive wastes and for the removal of heavy chemical toxins and heavy metals such as iron, zinc, cadmium, lead, and copper, deemed hazardous by the government, from individuals as well as from mining and water waste sites. Zeolite clay has been used successfully for the extraction of radionuclides from human beings and animals.
The natural zeolites can absorb up to 30% of their dry weight of gases, such as nitrogen or ammonia. Toxic gases, chemicals, mold, mildew, formaldehyde, and other toxins are drawn by the natural negative electrical charge into the crystal micro pores of the clay. The odors and gases are removed, not merely covered up. Research is now being done by several companies for its use as an absorbent of excess moisture, molds, and fungi. “Pouches” of zeolite clay are now available for, not only odor control, but the elimination of toxic gases and chemicals, smoke, and radioactive gases. These “pouches” are placed in a room, and act like a magnetic sponge.
The British Nuclear Fuels (BNF) uses this specific type of zeolite to remove radioactive strontium and cesium and, therefore, reduces the radioactivity of liquid waste discharged into the Irish Sea . The Hanford , Washington nuclear weapons facility, uses this same kind of zeolite to prevent contamination. This type of zeolite also had a role in the cleanup after the atomic energy plant accident at Three Mile Island . A Swedish study showed another kind of zeolite could decontaminate live animals and meat affected by the Chernobyl disaster.
Some people are concerned about the aluminum in bentonite. Aluminum is one of the most abundant minerals on the earth. However, bentonite has a negative electrical charge, and epithelium cells of the gut are also negatively charged, so bentonite cannot be absorbed by the body. Like the polar opposites of two magnets repelling one another, the cells of our intestines repel the bentonite from entering the inner sanctum of our bodies.
Of all the elements, oxygen is most essential to life. Lack of oxygen in our blood and tissues is called hypoxia, and can be caused by a number of factors. Hypoxia can cause seizures, irreversible damage to vital organs, and death. In addition to its life-sustaining properties, oxygen can be detrimental. We know that oxygen is principally responsible for the corrosion of metal–that is, rust–and the deterioration of rubber products. This process is called oxidation, and it also occurs in our bodies. Fire, another oxidation process, is beneficial when controlled, but destructive when uncontrolled. Similarly, we have to be careful in regulating the oxidation processes within our bodies. Oxidation, as mentioned earlier, is a chemical process in which oxygen combines with a substance, causing the substance to lose electrons, creating free-radicals; highly-reactive, unstable molecules that pull electrons from cell membranes and DNA, causing serious damage. Understanding the dichotomy of oxygen and its impact on our body’s biochemistry, we can minimize possible adverse consequences and maximize vital qualities. Misuse of oxygen therapy can potentially cause more harm than good.
Dioxychlor is a natural antibiotic that kills bacteria by supplying generous amounts of oxygen to bacteria that normally thrive in little or no oxygen. It is an effective antiviral, antibacterial and antifungal product. By administering Dioxychlor, the immune system is assisted in carrying out the normal body process of defense against invading microorganisms, with little or no toxicity to normal tissues. Research studies from around the world indicate that the product is extremely effective when used on the following conditions: Gum inflammation (periodontitis); Epstein-Barr Virus (EBV); Candida Albicans; Immune System Problems. Dioxychlor Formula: A specially formulated homeopathic-dilution of oxidized natrium chloride containing biologically important trace minerals. This product contains no sugar, starch, preservatives, artificial colors or flavors and is yeast, corn, rice, milk and gluten-free. When using DC3 internally, always be sure to simultaneously be taking a lactobacillus acidophilus product. It may be used sublingually, 2-20 drops 2-3 times daily. Hold in your mouth as long as possible before swallowing. Use 4 days & stop for 3, then keep repeating this on/off dosing. Start at lower dose and gradually increase as needed. Dosing varies greatly. Sensitive individuals may need to start with 1-2 drops in 2 oz water & build up to 20 drops. Others with more resistant ongoing dysfunction may need doses up to 40 drops in water.
May be used as a nasal douche for fungus or other problems in your sinus/nasal area, or used in your ears for ear fungus. Mix 5-20 drops of DC3 in 1 oz of Cooper sterile saline contact lens solution (1/2 physiological saline;) place in an appropriate squeeze bottle & apply once daily. It inhibits the growth of disease bacteria in water: Add 10 drops per gallon of water.
Insect bites: Saturate a small piece of cotton or cloth & place on bite.
Cuts: Put a few drops directly on cut.
Preserve freshness of milk: Add 20 drops per quart. Milk stays fresh 3-4 weeks.
Food poisoning/Amoebic Dysentery or Diarrhea: Add 20 drops in water; drink every 2-3 hours, three times daily.
Bacteria contamination on food (vegetables, seafood, poultry, pork:) Add 60 drops (3ml) to a gallon of water. Soak food for 10-15 seconds. When water becomes dirty, filter through a coffee filter and re-use. Keep water out of direct sunlight.