Spring & Fall Cleansing & Detoxifying

Klaus Ferlow, HMH, HA—09/2015
Now is a good time to consider cleansing and detoxifying your body by following an effective detox program such as the four-day Seneca Indian Cleansing Diet that that cleanses the colon, muscles, tissues, organs, digestive track, blood and lymph.

THE SPRING AND FALL is the perfect time for cleansing and detoxifying your body to get back in shape. Detoxifying medicine is an ancient concept that appears as part of many health care systems around the world.

As a treatment detoxifying and cleansing yourself is more important today than ever before because in addition to the health problems humans been experiencing for thousands of years, we are now exposed to a huge variety of environmental poisons. Polluted air (our airplanes and chemtrails play a major part), rivers, lakes, oceans, synthetic artificial food enhancer (MSG), car exhaust, rubber from tires (has anybody ever thought what happened to the "old" tires when your car needs new tires?), forest and house fires, chemicals in household and garden goods, poison herbicides and pesticides in the agriculture business and the list goes on…!

Disease from toxicity is caused by the presence of bio-chemicals that poison the blood and spread via the circulation system. As a result, cells and tissues are literally "swimming" in a contaminated environment. Detoxification is a treatment regimen that cleanses the blood and removes toxin from the body. One of the body's natural means of staying healthy is its ability to detoxify itself. The major organs of detoxification are the liver (TCM doctors of Traditional Chinese Medicine treat the liver as our work horse!), kidneys, bowels, lungs and skin. Avoiding harmful substances such as fast junk food, pop drinks with artificial sweeteners, refined sugar and table salt, drugs, smoking and excess alcohol, as well as supporting the organs in their detoxifying action is vital in maintaining and restoring health. Sufficient fluid intake supports the elimination function of the kidneys, the bowels and the skin.

Did you know for example that a blood test of our former Canadian Minister of Health Tony Clement had 55 toxic chemicals in his body?

We often forget the skin's function as a detoxifying organ, and yet many therapies rest on this ability, including the ever more becoming popular infrared sauna that promotes sweating and the elimination of toxins. Fever is a natural means of getting rid of toxins from the body during sickness. The heat triggers chemical reactions, so don't repress it, that enhances the immune system, and destroys bacteria and viruses. As a young child I had often fever and my mother gave me always pure elderberry juice, heated it up and added lemon juice and honey to it. I had to drink two cups and it increased my own healing power and overnight I sweat it all out and the fever was gone the next morning!

What about mercury amalgam fillings in your teeth?

Most people have mercury amalgam fillings in their teeth and ecosystem, anaerobic bacteria in their root canals, abnormal bacteria flora in the guts from overuse of antibiotics, lead in their bones from years when leaded gasoline fueled our cars and machines, and drugs in their bloodstream that throw liver metabolism out of balance. Smart people caring for their health asked their dentist to remove the mercury amalgam fillings!

Toxins damage the cells of the body and are invisible and insidious. They break-down the "in-viroment" of all body systems at a cellular level. This happens slowly day-by-day, year after year and it is difficult to detect until the actual onset of disease. There are many detoxifying programs offered and here is another way to cleanse and detoxify your body with the Milk Thistle tincture, one of the best detoxifying herbs, also available in capsules.

Milk Thistle: The Milk Thistle seeds regenerate liver cells, stimulates the flow of bile, protects the liver from damage of hepatitis, has been known to reverse damage caused by excess consume of alcohol and drug abuse, helps repair and reverse cirrhosis of the liver.

Dandelion Root: Aids the formation of bile, is a diuretic with natural high potassium level, acts to remove poisons from the body and is a blood purifier. Early spring we are using the fresh young leaves and mix it int our green salad.

Stinging Nettle: The nettle leaf cleanses the blood, expels gravel from the bladder, excellent for kidney ailments, high in essential minerals, nutrients and vitamins and improves mucus conditions in the lungs. We drink in the spring 6-8 weeks daily in the morning nettle tea.

Cat's Claw bark: An anti-inflammatory therapy, has been shown diminishing the mutagenic substances of tobacco found in the urine of smokers, helps inhibit the growth of cancer cells, boosts the immune system and works against Crohn's disease, ulcers, asthma and fibromyalgia.

Herbal tinctures are a great way to get the herbs you need without unnecessary fillers and other synthetics that make up pressed tablets, gel caps or capsules. The tinctures are instantly absorbed into your bloodstream and is very effective.

Another suggestion is the Seneca Indian Cleansing Diet, that is easy on your body from the book "Ageless Remedies from Mother's Kitchen" by Hanna Kroeger, the grandmother of health.

Detoxifying Diet

First day:
Eat only fruits and all you want, try apples, berries, watermelon, pears, peaches, cherries, whole citrus fruits, but no bananas.

Second day:
Drink all the herb teas such as raspberry, hyssop, chamomile, peppermint, elderberry, rosehip, etc., you may want to sweeten slightly with honey, maple syrup or stevia

Third day:
Eat all vegetables you want, have them raw, steamed or both.

Fourth day:
Make a big pot of vegetable broth by boiling cauliflower, cabbage, onion, green pepper, parsley, or whatever is available. Season with Himalayan salt, sea salt or vegetable broth cubes. Drink only yhis rich mineral broth all day long

This diet has the following effect on your body:

The first day the colon, your waste basket is cleansed.
The second day you release toxins, salt and excessive calcium deposits in the muscles, tissues and organs.
The third day the digestive tract is supplied with healthful mineral rich bulk.
The fourth day the blood, lymph and inner organs are mineralized.

Try it and you might be surprised how you feel after!




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