5. Keep Your Elimination
Drink copious amounts of pure water to
keep your system flushed. If you're not used to
it, take the time to train yourself.
Eight large glasses a day is
Next, exercise. Among its numerous
benefits is the fact that it makes you sweat, and that
flushes your system. Make it a point to sweat
regularly and thoroughly. If you can't exercise
for some reason, sit in a sauna.
Third, consume plenty of organic
fiber. Fruits, vegetables and grains are an
excellent source of fiber.
There are also numerous fiber products
on the market. Many people find psyllium seed to
be too harsh, and prefer more gentle fibers such as
those made from apple or grapefruit pectin.
Fiber acts like a broom to sweep away toxins as they
are released into your colon.
Adding probiotics (healthy bugs) is
another way to support chemical detoxification. That's
because probiotics help make sure your colon has the
right bacteria to help digest what comes
6. Provide Plenty of
Sulfur is essential for
detoxification. Here's why:
Your liver has two metabolic pathways
it uses to detoxify anything your body needs to
eliminate, and both those pathways use
A good food source of sulfur is garlic.
It protects against damage from free radicals that
damage body tissues, helps maintain normal cholesterol
and triglyceride levels and a healthy flow of blood
through the circulatory system.
7. Use Herbs That Support
A great variety of herbs exist that
support detoxification in various ways.
In choosing an herb, first make certain
that it is organic. Many herbs (such
as some imported from China) have been found to be
contaminated with metals, and many from this country
have been sprayed. If you use these, you will be
spending your money to add an additional source of
Then, choose the right herb for the
job. For that, you may require the services of a
holistic health professional who has access to whole
organic, therapeutic strength herbs and knows how to
evaluate whether you need to detox from pesticides,
food additives or what.
Some herbs, Chlorella, for example, can
help detoxify your body of environmental pollutants
from food, air and water because its cell wall
attracts and binds with hydrocarbon pesticides and
insecticides such as DDT, PCB and Kepone. This
enables the body to carry them out - to eliminate
Organic Spanish Black Radish is a good
colon detoxifying herb that is also good for reducing
liver congestion, diarrhea, virus load and
constipation. It's high in sulfluothane, which
grabs cancer cells.
Still other herbs are immune system
boosters, blood cleansers, liver function supporters,
bile production enhancers, promoters of cellular
health, and so on. They have names like
Echinacea, Turmeric, Andrographus, Ginger and
These are far ranging in their ability
to help the body release toxins. Many are
formulated specific to the toxin.
For example, remedies exist for
cellular release of tobacco, dust, hydrocarbons,
molds, radiation (such as U.V., microwaves, radon,
cobalt, x-rays, TV's video display terminals and
geopathic disturbances), sulfur dioxide, sulphurous
acid (the principle ingredient in acid rain), heavy
metals, residual toxins from infections (bacterial,
viral, yeast, parasite, or nematode), food
additives (food colorings, flavorings, preservatives,
sweeteners, acidulents, bleaches, emulsifiers,
humectants and thickeners, hormones, leavenings and
solvents such as acetone and hexane), insecticides,
phenolics and dental materials (alloys containing
chromium, copper, nickel, silver, tin, zinc, mercury,
cements, resents, chlorine and fluoride.
One word of caution: many homeopathics
are prepared in a base of lactose, so if you're
lactose intolerant, be sure to check before taking
9. Know When to Get
If you are currently having symptoms of
toxicity, it may be time to seek the services of a
competent health professional. You can get
yourself into a lot of trouble by trying to detoxify
yourself by yourself.
Cloudy thinking, inability to make good
choices, lassitude, lack of motivation and inability
to follow through are all symptoms of toxicity.
When you're already in that state and then stimulate
your body to release even more toxins, you can become
profoundly ill, especially when releasing very
damaging substances such as heavy metals and certain
A competent professional can assess
your particular state of toxicity, monitor how quickly
or slowly you need to detoxify and from what, choose
the right products, whether herbs, homeopathics or
whole food concentrates, determine your food
intolerances and help you avoid further
Nobody knows for sure whether a higher
chemical body burden means a higher risk of cancer, but
most health professionals would warrant that the dramatic
rise in cancer rates and the dramatic rise in chemical
toxicity are related. By systematically
detoxifying, you'll definitely think better, function
better, have more energy and feel better. And, you
may lower your risk of a variety of health problems, not
just cancer. And that's worth a lot.