The theme for spring, Inspiration, has inspired me to write about a therapeutic fast. There is nothing like a fast to inspire you! Fasting is extremely beneficial for the mind, Fasting provides a time for self observation and a time to learn about yourself. The spiritual, psychological and emotional challenges of fasting can help address inner demons. When the body is resting, the mind can climb mountains. Fasting exercises one's will power and is an accomplishment, which improves self-esteem.
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Spring is traditionally time to detox. Here are instructions for a detox including a Liver Flush, originally used by a Dr. Schulze. Dr. Richard Schulze, N.D., M.H . is one of the foremost authorities on natural medicine and herbalism in the World. He operated Natural Cure Clinics in New York, Southern California and Europe for almost 20 years up until 1994. The following method for a Liver Flush formed part of his programme for treatment of so-called “incurable” diseases. After both his parents unfortunately dying of heart attacks at an early age and he himself being diagnosed with an incurable disease, Dr Schulze changed his lifestyle and got better. The following is part of his treatment protocol.
Inside the liver cells there are sophisticated mechanisms that have evolved over millions of years to break down toxic substances. Every drug, artificial chemical, pesticide and hormone, is broken down (metabolised) by enzyme pathways inside the liver cells.
Many of the toxic chemicals that enter the body are fat-soluble, which means they dissolve only in fatty or oily solutions and not in water. This makes them difficult for the body to excrete. Fat soluble chemicals have a high affinity for fat tissues and cell membranes, which are made of fatty substances. In these fatty parts of the body, toxins may be stored for years, being released during times of exercise, stress or fasting. During the release of these toxins, symptoms such as headaches, poor memory, stomach pain, nausea, fatigue, dizziness and palpitations may occur. The body's primary defence against metabolic poisoning is carried out by the liver.
The liver has two mechanisms designed to convert fat-soluble chemicals into water soluble chemicals so that they may then be easily excreted from the body via watery fluids such as bile and urine.
Spring is traditionally the time to think about detoxing or fasting. Just as the energy is moving from the roots to the new shoots in spring, so to is the energy inside our bodies. Winter is a time to conserve and store our energy, while Spring on the other hand, is a time when our energy moves upwards and outwards. We can take advantage of this natural energy flow and use it to promote an internal clean. Spring is also the time when allergies worsen. As the weather warms up (I hope!) I would like to discuss simple and effective detoxification techniques and the conditions that will benefit.