10 Steps To Detoxification

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10 Steps To Detoxification

By: Dr. Janet Starr Hull, PhD., CN

Technology. We live in a grand time of technological development. Computers, the Internet, cell phones, digital cameras and DVDs. But the human body has not 'kept up' with technology. Human beings certainly shouldn't eat technology! But that is happening today as a result of the onslaught of chemicals in our foods and environments, and with the impending threat of chemical warfare.

This very second, your physical body is mysteriously functioning internally exactly the way human bodies functioned 10,000 years ago. Because our bodies today are the same as in the past, it is critical to eat, drink, and live the same as in years past - centuries past. But modern societies are adopting one of the most unnatural lifestyles known to mankind. Cancer rates and cardiovascular disease in the United States alone are among the highest in the world as a result of technology interfering with our food supply and living environments.

SO WHY DETOX?

Have you ever washed greasy dishes without hot water or dish soap? The dishes don't get clean, do they? When toxic metals and chemical food additives get inside your body, it takes a strong "cleanser" to scrub your body clean from the inside out. The combination of vitamins and minerals through detoxification work in this fashion to remove toxins from your body tissues and body organs, from your water stores, fat deposits, and within your bloodstream. Natural cleansing is critical to remove body toxins, and protects from re-depositing them somewhere else in the body.

Toxins such as lead, mercury, and the side effects of aspartame's by-products of formic acid and formaldehyde, block nutrients from getting into normal body cells in the same fashion a lead shield blocks radiation during an x-ray.

If toxins are present within your body, oxygen and the body's "food supply" cannot get inside your cells to supply needed nutrients, nor can the cells' waste products get out. Diseases, such as cancer, now have an environment in which to form. When these body toxins are removed, your body can then restore a healthy balance.

IDENTIFY, REMOVE, AND RESTORE

The basic philosophy behind any effective detox program is to identify, remove, and restore.

Identify what toxins are at the root of your health problems.

Identify = hair analysis

Remove the toxins by cleansing your body.

Remove = detoxification

Restore lost nutrients.

Restore = nutritional supplements

Like pealing the layers off an onion, as each layer is removed through detoxification, the underlying layers reveal what's really behind disease symptoms. The deeper you go toward removing the 'core' of the problem, healing becomes long-term reality.

TEN STEPS TO DETOXIFICATION

Begin with detoxing your body of all residual chemical toxins and see if any adverse health symptoms remain. Try these steps for yourself, and within 30 days your symptoms should improve if not completely disappear.

The Ten Steps:

  1. Remove all chemicals from your diet.

  2. Learn to 'read' your body. Begin recording any health changes.

  3. Get a hair analysis.

  4. Be happy with yourself.

  5. Detoxify.

  6. Restore depleted nutrients.

  7. Exercise and get plenty of rest.

  8. Eat 75% raw foods at every meal.

  9. Drink water, water, water.

  10. Get control of your life.

Do not overlook the fact that healing from disease and illness takes faith, personal strength, and perseverance. Curing illness and degenerative diseases with a mind-body approach might be considered old-fashioned and ineffective when compared to today's high tech prescriptions, but it's essential that human beings remember that the roots of disease and their cures are as old-fashioned as the body itself, and healing begins with SELF.

WHAT IS A HAIR ANALYSIS?

A hair analysis determines exactly what chemicals are inside of you, including radiation. Generic medical lab tests don't identify deep tissue toxins nor nutrient depletions the same way a hair analysis does.

The protein in hair fiber holds the composition of the body tissues for a permanent period. By analyzing your hair fiber composition, you can tell what toxins have accumulated in the body tissues and what vitamins and minerals are depleted or too abundant causing imbalances in body function. By detoxifying unnatural chemicals and by replacing specific vitamins individual to your needs, proper health can be restored using nutrition. The human hair analysis points out these levels, making the hair analysis the BEST tool out there.

The link below provides a sample hair analysis report of a twenty-year-old male toxic in mercury. Andy has been a vegetarian all of his life, and ate canned tuna most every day. His over-all toxins were low and his nutrients were fairly balanced, but his mercury level was dangerously high which, in turn, depleted his lithium stores. Lithium is a critical element that supports emotional and hormonal development. Thinking he was on a 'healthy' diet, Andy would never have known the potential health dangers within his tissues and bloodstream without having a hair analysis performed. He is relieved to know he prevented future health problems, and now knows how to adjust his diet and supplement program to achieve optimum health.

Andy's Hair Analysis: http://www.hairanalysisprogram.com/sample-hair-analysis.php

Good nutrition works.

  • Take the time to determine at which point you may have gotten off track nutritionally and what 'poisons' you have been exposed to.

  • Detox your body of all environmental and food chemicals you have been exposed to throughout your lifetime.

  • Restore depleted nutrients through proper supplements and whole foods.

Toxins are at the root of most diseases, and once they are removed, health and well being return. An effective detoxification plan removes the source of disease symptoms, such as aspartame or radiation poisoning, detoxifies toxic residue from the body, and replaces specific nutrients to regain a state of wellness. Detoxing the body removes toxins from chemicals quickly and can actually remove most chemical toxins from your body tissues and body organs, from your water stores, and from fat stores within your bloodstream, along with assisting in the elimination of those toxins via the bowels and pores of the body.

For more information about Dr. Hull's Detox Program, visit the link below:

http://www.detoxprogram.net/

About The Author

Dr. Hull is a Licensed Certified Nutritionist, certified fitness professional, and author of the best selling book, Sweet Poison. She currently holds a Doctorate in Nutrition, a Master's Degree in Environmental Science, is an international geographer and geologist, a former university professor, firefighter and Hazardous Waste Specialist and Emergency Responder.

Dr. Hull writes a monthly newsletter covering a wide range of important health topics including Government Safety Alerts, Q and A's, and more! To sign up for her newsletter or to view past articles visit the link below:


http://www.sweetpoison.com/newsletter/

Comments

dowwwe13 28.06.2009. 04:36

How do I know Perfect Cleanse worked? I just finished the 10-day three step Perfect-Cleanse detoxification program. Aside from going to the bathroom more frequently during that 10 days, what am I supposed to notice now? I don't feel any different, I'm not noticing anything.

dowwwe13

Admin 28.06.2009. 04:36

You are not noticing anything because detoxification programs are a scam! There are numerous scams in alternative medicine, detox is one of the worst. Ask any proponent what toxins exactly are being removed, and they won't be able to tell you.

From Wiki:
"Certain approaches in alternative medicine claim to remove toxins from the body through herbal, electrical or electromagnetic treatments (such as the Aqua Detox treatment). These toxins are undefined and have no scientific basis, making the validity of such techniques questionable. There is no evidence for toxic accumulation in these cases, as the liver and kidneys automatically detoxify and excrete many toxic materials including metabolic wastes. Under this theory if toxins are too rapidly released without being safely eliminated (such as burning fat that stores toxins) they can damage the body and cause malaise. Therapies include contrast showers, detoxification foot pads, oil pulling, Gerson therapy, snake-stones, body cleansing, Scientology's Purification Rundown, water fasting, and metabolic therapy."
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Detoxification

From skepdic.com:
It's an irrational concept, yet an intriguing idea, that modern life so fills us with poisons from polluted air and food additives that we need to be periodically "cleaned out" ("detoxified"). Never mind that natural chemicals in our foods are thousands of times more potent than additives, or that most Americans are healthier, live longer, and can choose from the most healthful food supply ever available. -- Frances M. Berg, M.S.

Real detoxification of foreign substances takes place in the liver, which modifies their chemical structure so they can be excreted by the kidneys which filter them from the blood into the urine. --Stephen Barrett, M.D.

"Toxin" is classic pseudoscience terminology. --Ben Goldacre, M.D.

"...these detox programs amount to a large quantity of excrement, both literally and figuratively.? --Peter Pressman, M.D.
http://www.skepdic.com/detox.html

http://www.diet-blog.com/share/2009/06/garden-of-life-perfect-cleanse-does-not-work.php

Sorry you have wasted your money on this alt med baloney.

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James R 29.12.2006. 18:39

What are the best medications currently available to treat PTSD? Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome. And why are the medicatiosn you selected effective at treating it? Please, serious, informed answers only. Thanks everyone. Best answer gets 10 points.

James R

Admin 29.12.2006. 18:39

Treatment of PTSD

A National Center for PTSD Fact Sheet

This fact sheet describes elements common to many treatment modalities for PTSD, including education, exposure, exploration of feelings and beliefs, and coping-skills training. Additionally, the most common treatment modalities are discussed, including cognitive-behavioral therapy, pharmacotherapy, EMDR, group treatment, and psychodynamic treatment.

Common Components of PTSD Treatment
Treatment for PTSD typically begins with a detailed evaluation and the development of a treatment plan that meets the unique needs of the survivor. Generally, PTSD-specific treatment is begun only after the survivor has been safely removed from a crisis situation. If a survivor is still being exposed to trauma (such as ongoing domestic or community violence, abuse, or homelessness), is severely depressed or suicidal, is experiencing extreme panic or disorganized thinking, or is in need of drug or alcohol detoxification, it is important to address these crisis problems as a part of the first phase of treatment.

It is important that the first phase of treatment include educating trauma survivors and their families about how persons get PTSD, how PTSD affects survivors and their loved ones, and other problems that commonly come along with PTSD symptoms. Understanding that PTSD is a medically recognized anxiety disorder that occurs in normal individuals under extremely stressful conditions is essential for effective treatment.
Exposure to the event via imagery allows the survivor to re-experience the event in a safe, controlled environment, while also carefully examining his or her reactions and beliefs in relation to that event.
One aspect of the first treatment phase is to have the survivor examine and resolve strong feelings such as anger, shame, or guilt, which are common among survivors of trauma.
Another step in the first phase is to teach the survivor to cope with posttraumatic memories, reminders, reactions, and feelings without becoming overwhelmed or emotionally numb. Trauma memories usually do not go away entirely as a result of therapy but become manageable with the mastery of new coping skills.
Therapeutic Approaches Commonly Used to Treat PTSD:
Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) involves working with cognitions to change emotions, thoughts, and behaviors. Exposure therapy is one form of CBT that is unique to trauma treatment. It uses careful, repeated, detailed imagining of the trauma (exposure) in a safe, controlled context to help the survivor face and gain control of the fear and distress that was overwhelming during the trauma. In some cases, trauma memories or reminders can be confronted all at once ("flooding"). For other individuals or traumas, it is preferable to work up to the most severe trauma gradually by using relaxation techniques and by starting with less upsetting life stresses or by taking the trauma one piece at a time ("desensitization").

Along with exposure, CBT for trauma includes:

learning skills for coping with anxiety (such as breathing retraining or biofeedback) and negative thoughts ("cognitive restructuring"),

managing anger,

preparing for stress reactions ("stress inoculation"),

handling future trauma symptoms,

addressing urges to use alcohol or drugs when trauma symptoms occur ("relapse prevention"), and

communicating and relating effectively with people (social skills or marital therapy).



Pharmacotherapy (medication) can reduce the anxiety, depression, and insomnia often experienced with PTSD, and in some cases, it may help relieve the distress and emotional numbness caused by trauma memories. Several kinds of antidepressant drugs have contributed to patient improvement in most (but not all) clinical trials, and some other classes of drugs have shown promise. At this time, no particular drug has emerged as a definitive treatment for PTSD. However, medication is clearly useful for symptom relief, which makes it possible for survivors to participate in psychotherapy.



Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is a relatively new treatment for traumatic memories that involves elements of exposure therapy and cognitive-behavioral therapy combined with techniques (eye movements, hand taps, sounds) that create an alternation of attention back and forth across the person's midline. While the theory and research are still evolving for this form of treatment, there is some evidence that the therapeutic element unique to EMDR, attentional alternation, may facilitate the accessing and processing of traumatic material.



Group treatment is often an ideal therapeutic setting because trauma survivors are able to share traumatic material within the safety, cohesion, and empathy provided by other survivors. As group members achieve greater understanding and resolution of their trauma, they often feel more confident and able to trust. As they discuss and share how they cope with trauma-related shame, guilt, rage, fear, doubt, and self-condemnation, they prepare themselves to focus on the present rather than the past. Telling one's story (the "trauma narrative") and directly facing the grief, anxiety, and guilt related to trauma enables many survivors to cope with their symptoms, memories, and other aspects of their lives.



Brief psychodynamic psychotherapy focuses on the emotional conflicts caused by the traumatic event, particularly as they relate to early life experiences. Through the retelling of the traumatic event to a calm, empathic, compassionate, and nonjudgmental therapist, the survivor achieves a greater sense of self-esteem, develops effective ways of thinking and coping, and learns to deal more successfully with intense emotions. The therapist helps the survivor identify current life situations that set off traumatic memories and worsen PTSD symptoms.


Psychiatric disorders that commonly co-occur with PTSD

Psychiatric disorders that commonly co-occur with PTSD include depression, alcohol/substance abuse, panic disorder, and other anxiety disorders. Although crises that threaten the safety of the survivor or others must be addressed first, the best treatment results are achieved when both PTSD and the other disorder(s) are treated together rather than one after the other. This is especially true for PTSD and alcohol/substance abuse.



Complex PTSD

Complex PTSD (sometimes called "Disorder of Extreme Stress") is found among individuals who have been exposed to prolonged traumatic circumstances, especially during childhood, such as childhood sexual abuse. Developmental research is revealing that many brain and hormonal changes may occur as a result of early, prolonged trauma, and these changes contribute to difficulties with memory, learning, and regulating impulses and emotions. Combined with a disruptive, abusive home environment that does not foster healthy interaction, these brain and hormonal changes may contribute to severe behavioral difficulties (such as impulsivity, aggression, sexual acting out, eating disorders, alcohol/drug abuse, and self-destructive actions), emotional regulation difficulties (such as intense rage, depression, or panic), and mental difficulties (such as extremely scattered thoughts, dissociation, and amnesia). As adults, these individuals often are diagnosed with depressive disorders, personality disorders, or dissociative disorders. Treatment often takes much longer than with regular PTSD, may progress at a much slower rate, and requires a sensitive and structured treatment program delivered by a trauma specialist.

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josh 10.08.2012. 16:57

How can I get weed out of my system in one week? I've been an on off smoker. Maybe a blunt or two every 2 weeks. What should I do to get clean???

josh

Admin 10.08.2012. 16:57

Probably not completely going to work but there are certain smoothies that can clean your system (also help with acne and aging lol) but they go through you fast and get ris I everything. Might by completely work but will help pretty well.
Also please don't smoke weed!!!!
Here are some detox drinks for you, also pee a lot.

If you are looking to revive yourself from within while increasing your energy level and your overall well-being, a body detox may be in order. Detoxification is the process of eliminating toxic substances from your body. Before beginning any detox diet, it is always good to check with your doctor, especially if there are any health concerns.
In their book 7-Day Detox Miracle, Sara Faye; Stephen Barrie, N.D.; and Peter Bennett, N.D., explain that detoxing with a whole body cleanse can enhance the body?s systems. According to the authors, detox drink recipes can assist in ridding your body of toxins and bringing it back into healthy balance.
Lemonade cleanse

Lemon consists of ascorbic acid, assisting in the cleansing process. Known also as the staple beverage of Stanley Burroughs' Master Cleanse, this detox drink is easy to make. Mix 2 tablespoons of freshly squeezed lemon juice, 2 tablespoons of pure maple syrup and one-tenth teaspoon of cayenne pepper in 8 ounces of purified water. Proponents of the Master Cleanse recommend you drink 6-8 glasses of this lemonade drink and eat nothing each day of your cleanse. Despite its popularity, nutritionists warn against the lack of essential nutrients in this drink.
Green detox drink

This vegetable detox drink is made up primarily of green vegetables, providing an effective natural body cleanse of the digestive system.
In her book The Raw Food Detox Diet: The Five-Step Plan for Vibrant Health and Maximum Weight Loss, certified clinical nutritionist Natalia Rose discusses the importance of vegetables at length. For this detox drink, you will need:
3 carrots
3 kale leaves
2 celery stalks
2 beets
1 turnip
bunch of spinach
cabbage
bunch of parsley
onion
2 garlic cloves
Mix all ingredients with water and puree in a blender.
Detox dandelion tea

According to classical homeopathic practitioner Sonya McLeod, B.A., D.C.H., dandelions are a great source of vitamin A, potassium, iron and calcium. According to McLeod, dandelion detox tea is a diuretic that will eliminate bodily toxins through your liver and kidneys. She recommends brewing 6 tablespoons of 1-year-old dried dandelion root and 12 tablespoons of fresh dandelion leaves in 4 cups of purified, boiling water. Other recipes call for simply adding 2 teaspoons of crushed dandelion leaves to a cup of boiling water and allowing it to brew for about 10 minutes.
Fresh cranberry juice

According to Mayo Clinic, there is some evidence to suggest that drinking cranberry juice may help prevent urinary tract infections and ulcers in healthy individuals. Cranberry juice also contains vitamin C, manganese and antioxidants. Though not advocated by any authoritative body, cranberry juice has become a popular detox drink, and according to Mayo Clinic, two 16-oz. glasses of full-strength juice can be safely consumed on a daily basis by healthy adults. To make this detox drink, dilute one part cranberry juice in four parts water. Then, add 1 tablespoon each of apple pectin and psyllium fiber to stimulate gentle intestinal elimination.
Fruit detox drink

Because fruit is high in fiber and packed with essential vitamins and minerals, it is a wonderful natural detox for the body. This recipe incorporates fruit, along with flax oil and lecithin, to provide essential fatty acids while you detox. In your blender, add:
8 oz. of orange juice
4 oz. of pure water
cup banana strawberries or yogurt
-inch slice of ginger
1 small garlic clove
1 tablespoon flax oil
1 tablespoon lecithin granules
1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice if desired
1 tablespoon of protein powder

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Chris 01.07.2010. 00:35

What foods or natural remedies would anyone recommend for good kidney health? Array

Chris

Admin 01.07.2010. 00:35

you will find great help at this comprehensive program I did here

http://www.curezone.com/forums/fm.asp?i=1224263#i

I would recommend Dr Schulze's 5 day kidney cleanse (his herbs are at herbdoc.com)

http://www.curezone.com/schulze/herbal_5day_kidney_cleanse.asp

there are many foods, juices and herbs and other things listed in there

Off the top of my head add the mushrooms Agaricus bisporas extract and Cordyceps Mushroom - Premier Kidney and Lung Tonic mentioned in steps 3 and 4 (see that for why they are so good) , the coq10 (step 2) , the organic burdock root tincture, the organic parsley root tincture (steps 4 and 5) , the dandelion juice (step 10). juices (step 11) , diaphoretic teas (step 15) the hot saunas and the "works like a modern day kidney dialysis machine" suggestion (step 19 and 20) and those important kidney foods (step 16) etc

Also email me and I can send you the link to his incurables manual and video where he discusses his cleanse and there are also two free online books on it there by master healer of the incurables Dr Richard Schulze --25 ways to the cleanest kidneys and another one he did (name escapes me just now)..these are free for the reading just email me and ask for the links to his incurables and his two kidney books but definitely look over that links I gave. It took me months to compile and write all that.


Also alternative herbs help the kidneys by cleaning the blood although some work better for different organs. see Dr Christopher's book the school of natural healing for more info on various alternative herbs. I did go through this for my mom with kidney disease and felt the best was burdock root. This and parsley root helped her even when she had zero functioning in both kidneys (so much so that after 10 years of unsuccessfully trying, she finally decided to try what I know but unfortunately was killed by hospital while we were ordering the herbs.

Be sure your herbs or organic or wildcrafted (burdock is so plentiful you can harvest the root yourself and parsley root is sometimes sold at stores like meijer's in the produce dept (but not organic)

and also in the form of tinctures. The average dose for tinctures is 60 drops (2 dropperfuils) 3=5 times a day. If much above or below 150 email me for the rule for dosing (called Clark's rule also this is on curezone in Dr Schulze patient handbook in the table of contents under doing for children and animals)

Here is info I have been compiling yesterday on various types of herbs from gaines site etc

Alterative
Herbs which purify the blood. They are also called blood sweeteners. Most alteratives promote the cleaning action of the spleen, liver, kidneys, and bowels. Alterative herbs are generally used over a long period of time, to allow for gradual detoxification of the entire bloodstream which will, in turn, improve digestion, assimilation, and glandular secretions.

Apparently, some alterative herbs contain hormones or hormone-like substances that act like endocrine secretions. Others seem to improve the function of the endocrine glands, so that they better produce their own secretions. A list of Alterative herbs is available.

alternative herbs


The following herbs have alterative properties.

Alfalfa
Barberry
Bayberry
Black Cohosh
Blessed Thistle
Burdock Root
Cayenne
Chaparral
Chickweed
Cleaver
Comfrey
Dandelion
Devil's Claw
Echinacea
Elderberry
Elder Flower
Eyebright
Garlic
Ginseng
Goldenseal
Gotu Kola
Kelp
Licorice Root
Mandrake
Marshmallow
Nettles
Oregon Grape Root
Pipsissewa
Plantain
Poke Root
PricklyAsh
Raspberry
Red Clover
Rhubarb
Sarsaparilla
Sassafras
St. John's Wort
Turkey Rhubarb
Uva Ursi
Wood Betony
Yellow Dock

Never take capsules as they are rarely absorbed also organic or wildcrafted herbs can be 7-10 times higher in the phytochemcials that cure and prevent disease.

But for the most help go to that link..it has tons of foods etc that help the kidneys and though it is a lot of info to wade through it i most complete and helpful and recommended as valuable by the site.

Again go here

http://curezone.com/forums/fm.asp?i=1224263#i (info all the way to #36)==very long thread with a tons of info there is a section on there with foods for the kidneys also

and email me for the links ot those books on helping the kidneys (they are not that long)

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s 30.12.2010. 05:01

In my drug rehabilitation class this girl was taking Sopoxin for an addiction. What addiction is this for and? What is Sopoxin? I don't know if I spelled it right.

s

Admin 30.12.2010. 05:01

I agree with 'N', I work in a drug/alcohol clinic in the UK, we have clients with all kinds of addictions, heroin, cocaine and alcohol being the primary ones.

Apart from using the 12 step program which originated with Alcoholics Anonymous, we use different drugs over a short period 10 - 14 days to help addicts 'come down' from their drug of choice.

Suboxone is a narcotic medication used for heroin addicts.

http://www.suboxone.com/

As with all therapies, they have to be prescribed by our resident doctor, and the course of detoxification is completed long before they finish their rehabilitation course, they are completely drug/alcohol free when they leave us but are urged to continue their meetings with NA, CA or AA which they attend regularly during their treatment.

It's a life long commitment, I'm a recovered alcoholic myself.

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