Everyday we are exposed to dangers in our environment that lead to biotoxin illness. It is hard to escape being exposed to mold, yeast, parasites, pfiesteria, aspergillus and other archaic single cell organisms. Also heavy metals such as mercury, lead, cadmium, arsenic or chlorinated pesticides, volatile solvents, PCBs Phtalates from plastics fill our air every day.
Many of us also have infections or conditions such as Lyme Disease, Mycoplasma or Leaky Gut syndrome that put off toxins in our blood. Fighting a disease like Lyme disease will also add to this load. When you start a treatment, there will usually be a “die off” of bacteria. You’re body has to fight to get rid of these toxins.
These biotoxins build up in our system and reak havok with our immune system, nervous system, and our mitochondria. People who are suffering from biotoxin illness begin to exhibit symptoms of severe fatigue, joint and muscle pain, memory loss, exercise intolerance, weight gain, headaches, depressed mood.
Our body detoxification and immune system consists of the digestive system, the urinary systems, the skin, the lungs, and the liver.
It all starts when a person is exposed to a biotoxin. In most people, the biotoxin is “tagged” and identified by the body’s immune system and is broken down and removed from the blood by the liver. However, some individuals do not have the genetics (HLA-DR genes) to code for the antibodies and in these cases the biotoxins are not tagged and remain in the body indefinitely, free to circulate and wreak havoc. Once present in the body, the biotoxins begin to set off a complex cascade of biochemical events. The biotoxin binds to surface receptors (toll receptor) in fat cells. This in turn causes a continual upregulation of cytokines .
To read about the stages of biotoxin illness please click here http://www.tonic.com/p/biotoxin-illness-what-we-need-to-know-moving-forward/
Some of the suggested ways to help you body detox are as follows:
Lemon Water – Lemon is a diuretic, it’s good for people with urinary tract infections and high uric acid problems. It flushes out toxins and bad bacteria. Lemon is known to relieve heartburn, bloating and belching. Lemons also increase perspiration, and is useful for treating cold and flu symptoms as well as breaking fevers.
Infrared Sauna– Infrared sauna therapy is one of the least costly, safest and most powerful
ways to eliminate toxic metals, toxic chemicals and chronic infections. Sauna use slowly restores elimination through the skin. The skin is the largest organ and plays a great role in detoxing. Infrared saunas help you to sweat out the toxins.
Dry Brushing – The skin is the largest elimination organ, it is known to be responsible for up to
15% of total body elimination. Dry skin brushing is a swift and powerful way to enhance the detoxification process . It’s easy, pleasant and yields tremendous benefits! This will improve the appearance of your skin by eliminating dead cells and helping new skin to regenerate. Dry brushing also stimulates blood circulation, the lymphatic system, and increases toxin elimination. Brushing the skin gently stimulates the lymphatic system and is considered to be one of the best natural lymphatic cleansers available. See Video Below
Detox Baths- Many people are helped with toxic/herx symptom by taking detox baths. A common bath is to add 1/2 cup of peroxide and 1/2 cup of Epsom salt to your bath water and soak in it. There are lots of different detox baths so make sure to share your favorite down below in the comments.
When a coffee enema is done, the caffeine from the coffee is absorbed into this system and goes directly to the liver where it becomes a very strong detoxicant. It causes the liver to produce more bile and helps to move the toxin filled bile out toward the small intestine for elimination.
Ionic Foot Bath
An ionic detox foot bath is a natural method of assisting the body in eliminating harmful toxins, heavy metals, and other harmful foreign matter. Medfield claims Ionic Foot Baths can aide in the purging of heavy metals, balancing pH levels, reducing inflammation, purging of yeast, detoxifying the liver, Internal cleansing with full-body purge, liver, kidney, and parasite cleansing, enhancing the immune system. Read more Here and check out this article, “The Ionic Foot Detox: Fact or Myth?”
Oil pulling is an ancient technique that involves swishing a tablespoon of oil in your mouth on an empty stomach for around 20 minutes. This is said to draw out toxins from your body, to improve both oral and overall health. Please read, “The 7 Benefits of Oil Pulling.”
Herbs/Supplements– Several herbs will help you detox such as:
Burbur– has been traditionally used for its cleansing properties. It is quite effective in
detoxifying the liver, kidneys lymphatic tissue and the interstitial matrix. Burbur has diuretic properties and also has beneficial effects on the Cytochrome P450 liver detoxifying system. The removal of pesticides, herbicides and chemicals is facilitated by Burbur.
Vitamin C– One of the most effective nutrients. The benefits of vitamin include protection against immune system deficiencies, cardiovascular disease, prenatal health problems, eye disease, and even skin wrinkling. It is also an antioxidant.
Cellular Zeolite – What makes zeolite so unique is its negatively charged, cage-like, honeycombed structure. This natural ACZ nano Zeolite mineral attracts and binds toxic heavy metals, chemical elements, and free radicals and is then excreted as selective detoxification. Please read more about Cellular Zeolite by visiting, ” Liquid zeolites provide cellular detox.”
Good for detoxification. Oddly enough Bentonite Clay is made from Volcanic ashes. It is said to help the body detox and heal. Bentonite clay has the ability to produce a charge that is electrical in nature when it comes in contact with liquid. When the clay touches any type of fluid, it takes on a different charge and is thought to bind to any present toxins within the fluid. Please read 10 Proven Bentonite Clay Benefits and Uses and Healing with Clay.
Activated Charcoal– Carbon is 100% alkaline and is spinning with electrons making the
substance highly electrical. Carbon is 100% alkaline and is spinning with electrons making the substance highly electrical. Carbon carries 2,000 times its own weight in toxins (heavy metal toxins), poisonous gases, and other chemicals. Carbon’s negative ionic charge attracts positive ionic charges (of toxins and poisons) causing them to bind and Carbon escorts them out of the body via the eliminative channel of the intestines.http://www.dherbs.com/articles/carbon-activated-charcoal-177.html#ixzz1gGmZkwUT
Sparga Sulphur Detox 1 Ounces by Nutramedix
Sparga Sulfur Detox from NutraMedix is an herbal detox supplement with asparagus root. Asparagus has been used for over 2,000 years. The root is a diaphoretic, a strong diuretic and a laxative. Nutramedix uses a proprietary extraction and enhancement procedure to supply an extremely bioactive, full-spectrum extract.
Natural Factors – Oil of Oregano, Certified Organic, 1 Fluid Ounce
From Dr Mercola: “Antioxidants for Immune System Support: One active agent in oregano is rosmarinic acid, which is a strong antioxidant that may support immune system health. Oregano has one of the highest antioxidant activity ratings, with 42 times the antioxidant punch of apples. Taken from, “What Are the Health Benefits of Oregano?”
Milk Thistle is an herb that helps to detox the liver. Milk thistle has been used for over 2,000 years as a natural treatment for liver disorders and for people who are on long term medications. If you want to learn more about how milk thistle works and what the benefits of using it are, visit, “What are the Health Benefits of Milk Thistle.”
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Good Detoxing Recipes
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- Cranberry juice (the one with no sugar, all natural, found in a health food or specialty store) add a couple of tsps. of Apple Cider Vinegar, 1/2 fresh squeezed lemon and because its so tart, I add in some stevia. it is a good liver detox which can get rid of toxins. it also helps with heartburn and acid reflux.
- Mean Green and yummy detoxing juices Visit:
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- Turmeric Broth Detox Soup
- Vegan Detox Soup to Make You Feel Awesome Recipe
- Super Green Detox Drink
- Cucumber Kale Juice
Cookbooks for Detoxing