It turns out, your body has its own built-in detox system, the product of a few million years' worth of evolution. Just as it cleans up and eliminates all the dead cells and waste products that accumulate daily, it also works with your immune system to identify and destroy infectious agents and other pathogens. If you're lucky, most of these toxins – which include heavy metals and aluminum – will be quietly ushered out of your body through one of its many orifices, and you'll never know you were at risk of contamination.
But it’s not a full-proof system. Two major hiccups get in the way of its normal function. One is a health problem, like inadequate nutrition or sleep, digestive difficulty, a suppressed immune system or an illness. The second hiccup relates to the environment. From air pollution to insecticides, food additives to municipal water treatment, electromagnetic interference to bio-warfare agents, the amount of toxins circulating around these days is beyond comprehension.
Add aluminum oxide from chemtrails to the mix, and you can see why supporting your natural defenses requires more than a multi-vitamin in the morning and an occasional home-cooked meal. If you plan to live a productive life from start to finish, consider making it your daily habit to consume a wholesome, organic diet, one that's bolstered when necessary by carefully chosen nutritional supplements.
According to Dr. Frank Lipman, “We need hundreds of enzymes, vitamins and other molecules to help rid the body of unwanted waste products and chemicals… Although the bulk of the work is done by the liver and the intestinal tract, the kidneys, lungs, lymphatic system and skin are all involved in this complex detoxification system.”
In fact, the liver filters out about 75% of toxic wastes, using bile to break this material down. The toxins are then sent to the colon for elimination in the form of stool. The kidneys, meanwhile, are constantly filtering the bloodstream, transferring all the water-soluble debris into the urinary tract. Other toxins exit the body through the lungs, the pores of the skin and hair follicles through sweating, or by way of mucus, ear wax and other excretions.
Long story short, it pays to remember that while chelating agents like chlorella and cilantro can extract toxins from the brain and elsewhere, these chelators are not responsible for breaking down the material and getting it out of your body. Instead, successful removal of metals like aluminum rests heavily on the present state of your health.
“Your diet should be low in carbohydrates, moderate-to-low in protein, and high in beneficial fats (as high as 50-70 percent),” says natural remedy guru Dr. Joseph Mercola. “Proteins repair mangled protein molecules and supply sulfur, and fats repair your cell membranes. This type of diet not only prepares your body for detoxification but also has the additional benefit of improving your insulin sensitivity and reversing Type 2 diabetes.”
Again, the liver is the organ most vulnerable to burnout when it comes to detoxification. According to LiverSupport.com, “When there is an overabundance of pollutants to filter or if the sieve is clogged, the waste backs up and may spark a variety of health problems.” These include fatigue, pain in the abdomen above the liver, acid reflux, bloating, headaches, joint pain, itchy skin and high blood pressure. It’s no wonder that detox experts emphasize the care of the liver when devising programs and making recommendations.
A few other points to keep in mind:
Here are some common foods and supplements that may help optimize your body’s detox capabilities:
Protein, especially glutathione
Protein provides the fuel for our cells and organs to do work. And when it comes to detoxing contaminants, glutathione is the one protein to emphasize in your diet. It’s especially helpful in detoxifying the liver.
The body naturally synthesizes glutathione from the amino acids cysteine, glutamate, and glycine. According to Livestrong.com, “Glutathione helps create lymphocytes, the cells of your immune system, which keep your body's defenses strong and producing antibodies. Although glutathione supplements are available, your body might not absorb them very well.”
So it’s best to get your protein from food Raw tomatoes and spinach, for instance, contain nearly 170 milligrams of glutathione on average per serving. Other sources include avocado, asparagus, grapefruit, strawberries, orange, cantaloupe, broccoli, okra, peach and zucchini, which are rich in the glutamate and glycine. Sources of cysteine include eggs, meat, Brussels sprouts, red peppers, garlic, onions, carrots, whey protein, and wheat germ.
You may not realize it, but your body is always a few seconds away from suffering a life-changing internal catasphrophe at the hands of chemicals known as free radicals. Your liver and other detox organs actually create these bad boys to help them break down metals and other toxins. But such destructive chemicals are supposed to disappear once their assignment is accomplished. Yet free radicals proliferate when another type of chemical known as anti-oxidant isn't present on the scene to keep them in check.
Fortunately, there’s a simple antidote to free radicals running amuck, and that’s anti-osidants. Free radicals are often referred to as “oxidative stresses”, since the burning of heat involves oxygen. An anti-oxidant substance alleviates the stresses by destroying the free radicals. The body produces its own supply of the antidote, that production slows down as we age. Hence the recommendation to eat more produce, since those foods pack anti-oxidants. But you can get your fix elsewhere, as many foods, proteins, vitamins, fatty and amino acids have anti-osidants onboard.
Like millions of other folks before you, you might be stricken with nuclear sclerotic cataracts. Or you might contract one of many degenerative diseases, like Parkinson's or ALS. Older adults are considered most vulnerable to free radicals because the internal production of antioxidants slows with age. However, free radicals can attack anyone at any time.
Anti-oxidants are chemicals found in certain vitamins, minerals, enzymes and other substances. According to Prescription for Nutritional Healing, Vitamins A, E and C, and the mineral Selenium, are all anti-oxidants. Gamma-Linoleic acid (GLA), meanwhile, is a fatty acid anti-oxidant that regulates the critical T-Lymphocite function in the body. GLA relies on vitamins and minerals to carry out its work. Signs that you may be deficient in GLA include skin problems, high cholesterol, ADHD, polyps in the mouth and rheumatoid arthritis. One source of pre-formed GLA you can take if you think you might be deficient is Evening Primrose Oil.
As you've probably already heard, most fruits and vegetables deliver anti-oxidants to the body. Those with the highest levels include berries, prunes, Brussels sprouts, alfalfa sprouts, broccoli, beets, onions, and corn. Green teas also contain anti-oxidants. Bioflavonoids are a type of anti-oxidant that are particularly beneficial. Once referred to as Vitamin P, and nowadays described as "nature's biological response modifiers", bioflavonoids combat allergens, viruses, and carcinogens. They also protect collagen, a protein that acts as sort of glue holding all the body's connective tissue together. Food sources of bioflavonoids include citrus fruits (especially the white, stringy inner skin), berries, broccoli, eggplant, flax seeds, onions, legumes and red wine.
Enzymes serve as spark plugs for your body's digestive and metabolic functions. While the body produces its own supply, its production at times will run short, especially as we age. Signficantly, when digestive enzymes are absent, food will not get broken down properly, allowing large undigested molecules to pass through the intestinal wall and into the bloodstream. This unsavory scenario is known as “Leaky Gut Syndrome” and is blamed in part for the onset of a variety of degenerative diseases. The presence of these food clumps diverts the liver from its more pressing assignment of breaking down toxins. That's why your supply of enzymes should be maintained at an optimum level.
Besides the digestive enzymes, a second category known as metabolic enzymes support energy production and detoxification, ”governing all the body’s organs, tissues and cells,” according to Prescription for Nutritional Healing. Since enzymes are naturally synthesized by the body from protein, vegans are the most likely to be deficient in them. But there's a simple enough solution: Eat sprouts, avocados, papayas, pineapple, bananas, mangos and other foods high in enzymes. Alternatively, you can get your enzyme fix by grinding up dried papaya seeds and sprinkling them on your meal.
Because enzymes are heat-sensitive, they get destroyed whenever you cook food above 118 Fahrenheit. This is one reason why alternative healers are always promoting raw foods as the key to health. This is inaccurate marketing, of course, since most of us should be eating warming foods in the winter, like stews and soups. Otherwise, our digestive system might flounder from too much dampness. At any rate, raw or slightly cooked vegetables and fruits are preferable when it comes to enzymes.
You can also buy an enzyme supplement from one of many companies that sell them. Not all products are alike, however, so be sure to read the reviews on Amazon and elsewhere. A good supplement should contain the enzymes pancreatin, lipase, amylase and protease. Bromelain and papain are likewise beneficial. Dismutase is a metabolic enzyme that repairs cells and fights the common toxin known as superoxide.
Whenever anti-biotics are needed to treat an infection, a pro-biotic supplement is prescribed with them. Pro-biotics are the good bacteria that live in the intestinal tract and help your enzymes break down food. Having a full tank of these tiny critters prevents bad bacteria from colonizing, since there’s no room for these evildoers to settle in. Products containing natural pro-biotics include yogurt, kefir, non-processed cheese, sauerkraut, miso and tempeh, along with other cultured or fermented foods.
A good supplement will contain L. acidophilus, B. Longum and B. bifidum. L. fermentum and L. rhamnosus provide other benefits to the digestive system. Be sure to check the expiration date on the supplement, since pro-biotics have a relatively short life span. You may also need to keep them refrigerated.
Garlic and Other Sulfur-Rich Foods
A natural chelator, garlic is a must in today’s world of metal toxification and weaponized viruses on the prowl. In addition to its detoxing capacity, garlic wards off viruses, lowers blood pressure and cholesterol, and is an antioxidant. The sulfur compound in garlic, allicin, is undoubtedly worth its weight in gold, since it has antibacterial, antifungal, and anti-parasitic properties. Garlic is also high in Vit. C, B6 and manganese.
Keep in mind, heating destroys many of the beneficial properties of garlic. If you can't stomach raw garlic, you can buy an aged and odorless form of it from health food stores or online. Kyolic is a popular brand. You should wait 10 minutes after cutting garlic to cook it or eat it raw. This allows the allicin to form.
According to Livestrong.com, “Cruciferous vegetables, such as broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, kale, Brussels sprouts, turnips, bok choy and kohlrabi, are rich sources of sulfur-containing substances known as glucosinolates… Protein-rich foods, such as fish, poultry, meats, nuts and legumes… are good dietary sources of sulfur… While the majority of amino acid sulfur is needed for making protein, it also serves as a cofactor for certain enzymes,”
The article continues, “Allium vegetables, such as garlic, onions, leeks and chives, contain organosulfur compounds -- organic compounds that contain sulfur. An article published in ‘Environmental Health Perspectives’ in September 2001 noted that the presence of organosulfur compounds in these foods appears to inhibit the formation of cancer in the esophagus, colon, forestomach, mammary glandsand lungs of experimental animals.” Egg whites also contain a small amount of sulfur.
Magnesium instead of Calcium Supplementations
Thanks to modern agricultural methods, most people are deficient in the magnesium, zinc and other minerals needed to support bone and brain health, along with other parts of our anatomy. Exacerbating the problem of depleted soils on most big farms, the use of NPK fertilizers is antagonistic to magnesium. So most non-organic crops may be nearly nil in this mineral.
Dr. Carolyn Dean states in an article entitled Magnificent Magnesium, “Research indicates that ample magnesium will protect brain cells from the damaging effects of aluminum, beryllium, cadmium, lead, mercury and nickel. We also know that low levels of brain magnesium contribute to the deposition of heavy metals in the brain that heralds Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s. It appears that the metals compete with magnesium for entry into the brain cells. If magnesium is low, metals gain access much more readily… There is also competition in the small intestine for absorption of minerals. If there is enough magnesium, aluminum won’t be absorbed.”
Fluoridated water also interferes with the body’s absorption of magnesium. Spring water is a better choice, not only because it’s fluoride-free, but also because it gets pumped from underground, ostensibly a place that aluminum oxide from chemtrails won’t reach.
In addition to counteracting metals contamination, magnesium also appears to do a better job of replenishing the body's calcium supply than either calcium supplements or a dairy-rich diet. In his book Healing With Whole Foods, Paul Pitchford explains that in China, where traditionally almost no dairy is consumed, arthritis and bone deterioration not not major problems. Recent studies, meanwhile, suggest that a magnesium-rich diet is the answer. "Magnesium stimulates calcitonin production [a hormone] and therefore increases calcium in the bones while drawing it out of soft tissue," Pitchford states, adding "Many forms of arthritis are characterized by excess calcium appearing in the soft tissue while skeletal calciums is lacking."
Food sources high in magnesium include almonds, cashews, sesame seeds, buckwheat and chlorofyll-rich foods. Organic leafy greens, unrefined sea salt, seeds, other tree nuts and whole grains also contain magnesium. According to the previously cited article Magnificent Magnesium, “Certain wild-crafted forage foods really stand out, however, such as nettles (860 mg per 100 grams) and chickweed (529 mg per 100 grams), and add many tonic and nutritive benefits to both human and livestock diets largely due to their high mineral content. Kelp, ancient denizen of the sea, contains spectacular levels, as do most sea vegetables…. Utilizing bone broths on a daily basis will provide another excellent source of minerals, including magnesium, in a highly assimilable form."
(In the case of kelp and seaweed generally, contamination by metals has been a problem for some time, while arsenic has been found in many top of the line supplement brands. Norwegian kelp is thought to be uncontaminated but be sure to do some research before buying it.)
As for taking a magnesium supplement, it’s generally considered safe to take the suggested dosage even if your levels are already normal. Loose, dark greasy stools may indicate an excess amount in your system. However, you shouldn’t take magnesium at all (except as prescribed by a doctor) if you have kidney problems, a slow heart rate, a bowel obstruction, Lyme Disease or some other type of chronic infection. In recent years, concerns have been raised about magnesium and other minerals providing cover for the biofilms that help harmful bacteria colonize.
Spelt (Wheat Substitute)
Before wheat became hybridized centuries ago, it was known as spelt. Nearly all of today’s wheat (organic and conventional) is the genetically modified version from the 1960’s and should be considered toxic. Each time you eat it, you introduce a couple dozen unknown carbohydrates, proteins and other molecules into your gut. The title of Dr. William Davis’s book, Wheat Belly, pretty much sums up the end result of this consumption. While more expensive than wheat, spelt tastes just like it and provides all the health perks of a whole grain food. Organic spelt flour is available at natural food stores, so you can make your own pancake and muffin mixes, cookies and other baked treats from it. You can lower the cost by cutting it with another flour, like oat or rice. Fortunately, a loaf of spelt bread is widely available from both organic and conventional grocers, so you don’t have to bake that from scratch as well.
Milk thistle (Silymarin)
This is a flowering herb that’s considered highly beneficial to the liver. Many studies have proven its efficacy. It’s used to treat cirrhosis, jaundice, hepatitis, and gallbladder disorders, as well as Type 2 diabetes and high cholesterol.
Herbs, Essential Oils and Aromatherapy
Herbs and spices provide many beneficial properties, don’t cost an arm and a leg, and are easy to absorb. Consider getting up to speed on this traditional method of healing. Rosemary Gladstar’s Herbal Recipes for Vibrant Health: 175 Teas, Tonics, Oils, Salves, Tinctures, and Other Natural Remedies for the Entire Family pretty much covers the subject of herbs. Kathy Keville’s Aromatherapy, meanwhile, sheds light on vibrational healing. When those three Magi brought Frankincense and Myrrh to baby Jesus in the manger – as the story goes - they weren’t just trying to be fashionable.
Yoga, Breath Work and Chakras
While it may sound over the top, eastern healing modalities have a long history of turning lives around and generating good will across the planet. Unlike supplements, you will often feel instant relief when working with the “subtle body”, as it’s sometimes called. For one thing, many people are bad breathers, spawning a litany of health problems with their short, shallow breaths, not exhaling CO2 properly, and not really inhaling enough oxygen to begin with. Since we breathe roughly 18,000 times a day, this impacts our lives at the cellular level in a myriad of ways. By spending 15 minutes a day breathing in and out in an easy, unlabored manner, you can re-program your lungs, experience instant relaxation, and rejuvenate your cells by refilling them with life-giving oxygen.
Yoga stretching (known as Hatha Yoga) can unblock energy bottlenecks and give your internal organs room to expand. And your diaphragm could probably use that extra space. Stretching also helps elongate your spine, which allows the adjacent ligaments, tissue and muscles to get out from under the pinch of the vertebrae.
The word chakra means “wheel”. Like acupuncture meridians, several of these wheels channel an invisible pathway of energy through your body. If you read Anodea Judith’s book, Wheels of Life, you’ll learn a common-sense approach to lifting the fortunes of your body, mind and spirit without having to spend another dime on talk therapy. This title and her follow-up volume, The Sevenfold Journey, are highly recommended for anyone dealing with multiple challenges, both healthwise and heartwise.
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