How to Detox or Cleanse the Kidneys and Liver?
Our diet consists of additives, preservations, chemicals, dyes, pesticides, hormones, antibiotics, irradiated foods, genetically modified foods, simulated flavorings, aspartame, fillers that are added to our food chain to enhance the profit-motive, and certainly never for nutritional purposes.
There is a lot of work done by the FDA, on each individual additive, but no one is working on the chemical cocktail that we are consuming every day, three times a day. No one is doing any studies on the interaction of all of these chemicals, and how they may affect the human body.
There is no money out there for anything that may not bring a profit.
The body has to eliminate those foreign additives. They do not exist in nature. Over time the eliminating organs become overwhelmed. Sometimes, we cannot get rid of all of it and they become stored in our body. This is when disease begins and our weakest genetic link is under siege. The best way to rid your body of it is to detoxify.
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Detox is a means to clean out those eliminating organs, to get rid of the past history, and get those eliminating organs functioning efficiently so they can get rid of future toxins and better assimilate your nutrition and keep you healthy. There are many so called Detox supplements, and procedures out there, one for the liver, another for the kidneys, one for the gallbladder, another for the bowels. The most efficient way to detox is to clean out the complete body all at the same time.
Changing your diet without a detox procedure, will take you 12 years to clean out all the debris accumulated. Health and good energy, along with a clean body, will free up your preoccupation and let you get on with the job of discovering your meaningful purpose in life. The only contra indications are for pregnant mothers, and nursing mothers. You will have to wait. It would have been best to do this before you got pregnant, and experience a very different, vibrant, healthy and calm baby.
One form of detox involves a seven-day, fresh juice fast. All juices must be passed through a fine mesh sieve before ingesting, to remove the pulp-residue, which may pass through your juice extractor. This procedure will ensure that only liquid, and no pulp is entering the digestive tract. If some pulp is getting into the system, the body will try to digest it and the detox will not be as complete. On average, one should consume a minimum of 6 to 8, (10oz.) glasses of juice per day to maintain normal energy levels. Each person is different and should you feel a lack of energy or tiredness setting in, have an additional juice. Your energy requirements will vary from day to day and therefore, so also, should your number of juices. Fruit juices will give quick energy but do not last long. They are good for the morning to get you up and going. Vegetable juices contain more sustaining vitamins, minerals and less sugar to get you through the rest of the day.
When switching from a vegetable to a fruit juice or, vice versa, let one hour pass between, so as not to mix fruit and vegetable juices together in the stomach. This combination will create gas and /or cramping.
It is better to err on the side of having too many juices than not enough. All juices must be fresh from your juice extractor and nothing out of a bottle or a can, to maximize vitamin and mineral content. All fruit and vegetables must be well washed before juicing and organic if possible.
When beginning a juice fast, the body takes one day to rest then changes its function from digestion to elimination. It begins to eliminate the toxins from the digestive organs themselves. These toxins, accumulated over the years, are then thrown out into the eliminating organs of the body. Therefore, it is important during your juice fast that you begin a daily elimination procedure.
A juice fast without a daily elimination program is of much less value. Get the toxins out of the body.
The six major eliminating organs of the body are, the skin, the lungs, the liver, the kidneys, the colon, and the lymphatic system. The kidneys and the liver will be discussed in more detail.
The fruit juices: water melon, cantaloupe, apple, etc. are a natural diuretic and will help to eliminate any water retention in the body. The first urine of the day will be colored and the remainder of the day should be clear. Fruit juices are a lavage for the kidneys and you will be urinating a lot.
By the end of the weeks fast, if you are tuned in to your body, you should feel your skin less puffy and see your skeletal structure reappearing. The more toxic your body and the more clogged your eliminating systems are the more water retention you will have. When the body is unable to eliminate toxins rapidly due to a clogged elimination system it will keep them in suspension until such time as it can eliminate them.
Salt, also, contributes to water retention. The body doesn’t know what to do with it. It has no nutritional value. Elimination of salt from your daily diet will help rid your body of excess water, but you do need to find another source for iodine for your thyroid, like kelp, dulse, wakami or nori (sea vegetation).
The carrot juice, which comprises ¾ of each vegetable juice, stimulates the production of bile by the liver, which is in turn, thrown into the duodenum via the common bile duct. This bile is removed daily during the fast by the colon irrigation procedures. Bile is the waste product of normal body metabolism and is responsible for the color of your stool. The food we eat is multicolored and passes out of the body, after digestion, unrecognizable.
The use of wheat grass, chlorophyll implants, into a clean colon to stimulate a sluggish liver is beneficial during a juice fast. From up to 3 hours after the colon irrigation, 2 ½ oz. of fresh, sieved, wheat-grass juice may be implanted approximately 4 to 5 inches into the rectum by means of a syringe into the area of the hemorrhoidal vein where the chlorophyll is absorbed through the colon wall directly into the hemorrhoidal vein and transported by way of the portal vein to the liver where it stimulates the production of bile. This bile is eliminated the next day by way of the colonic irrigation.
A diluted enema of wheat grass can also be used to stimulate bile production and increase energy in a weak system.
Some colon therapists use coffee enemas to achieve this same result. However, I am loath to introduce caffeine back into a clean system, via the colon, when the wheat grass avoids caffeine and works as well. This is a matter of better choices.