Detoxing Your Body

I hope that some of you out there have been listening online to the 2nd Annual Healing Cancer World Summit like I have these last few days.  For five nights the summit has included interviews with some of the leading alternative medicine Doctors and cancer heroes and has been such a thrill to listen to.

One of the topics that keeps coming up is about detoxing our bodies to eliminate disease, avoid disease, and lead to better health.  We are constantly subjecting our bodies to impurities by what we eat, drink, and breathe, but also by the pollutants of stress, heavy metals and electromagnetic fields.  Our bodies need help getting rid of all the pollutants and there are many ways we can make it happy again.

Fasting
-Fasting helps the organs in our bodies to “rest”.  They are working 24 hours a day and when we eat poorly, have a lot of stress, and don’t get enough rest we are putting a lot of strain on our organs.
-There have been numerous studies done with animals and humans that suggest a relationship between calorie restriction and longevity.  The fast is not necessarily to lose weight but to slow down your metabolism, conserve energy, and eliminate toxins.
-A 3 to 7 day juice fast includes reducing your calorie intake to approximately 650 calories and drinking healthy fruit and vegetable juices, smoothies, pureed soups, miso soup, and oils (hemp, flax, coconut, sesame, and pumpkin seed).

Improving Circulation
-There are many ways to improve your circulation and by circulation I mean not only your blood flow but also the important lymphatic system and getting the lymph fluid flowing.
-Drinking plenty of filtered water and exercising regularly is an easy way to help circulation.
-Dry body brushing and massage also help with circulation and improve body flow and function.
-Eating healthy!  Lots of raw, organic, fruits and vegetables help your body to move along the way it was intended and ward off toxins and disease.

Supplements that help with liver detoxification
-There are many liver detox supplements that help the liver release toxins and function at it’s best capacity.  Some of these include; green tea, milk thistle, dandelion root, burdock, wheatgrass, turmeric, cayenne, cumin, and Vitamin C which produces glutathione a liver compound that drives toxins away.
-Increasing fiber with some of the following foods also helps.  Beets, radishes, artichokes, cabbage, broccoli, spirulina, chlorella, and seaweed.  Limes, lemons, carrots and celery are also wonderful foods in helping your liver function properly.

Coffee Enemas
-This topic has been brought up by nearly every person at the Healing Cancer Summit as a way of helping your body detox.  There is research dating way back to suggest that coffee enemas are super healing for your body.  One of my personal heroes and favorite Aussie, Jess Ainscough explains coffee enemas and actually takes you step by step through the process.  Check out the link.
http://www.thewellnesswarrior.com.au/2012/10/healthtalks-episode-2-all-about-coffee-enemas/?doing_wp_cron=1352639729.8975970745086669921875

Signs of a sluggish liver include headaches, constipation, and digestive problems.  Eating all of the fats, oils, and starches in the Standard American Diet leads the liver to have difficulty in breaking down toxins and releasing them naturally.  We need to ditch foods like caffeine, sugar, alcohol, dairy, processed foods, GMO foods, and meat to help our body function at its best and avoid disease and sickness.

Let us get on the path to wellness and the road to better health.

-Kristen
Choosing healthy living over dying 🙂

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5 thoughts on “Detoxing Your Body

  1. G’Day! Healthy Cancer Chick,
    This might be off topic, however, I’m planning on doing a detox with water by drinking about 6liters of water a day for about 3-4 days. I’m not worried about low electrolyte levels because I plan on eating a higher amount of salt on these days to balance everything out. What other minerals etc should I keep in mind of that are also affected by a water detox?
    Keep up the posts!

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