Natural Parenting & Fertility, Life Extension, Performance Enhancement, Fluoride Removal
The "convenience" of plastics in our fast paced lives is to the detriment of our health. The recent study published in the Guardian revealed billions of people globally are drinking tap water contaminated by plastic particles, with 83% of samples found to be polluted! This has me question; where is it from? The answer is, in part, it comes from burning it. The current disgraceful short-sighted move here in Ireland to weigh the rubbish is certainly not the answer. This only creates a burn it to save money mentality. Burning plastic releases carbon monoxide, dioxins and furans the most toxic chemicals known to science.
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 would like to discuss simple and effective detoxification techniques and the conditions that will benefit.
Fasting is not a fad - Fasting is Calorie restriction (CR). The benefits of CR diet scientific fact. A Therapeutic Fast simulates a CR Diet that scientists have touted for the main reason behind Okinawan longevity. Like CR, fasting also activates telomerase the anti-ageing enzyme. CR improves how cells respond to stress, how they break down (autophagy), induces apoptosis (programmed cell death ie in cancer cells), and alters hormonal balance. Autophagy in particular, is quality control inside cells. It is essential to maintain cell homeostasis and for efficient cellular response to stress. Autophagic activity declines with age, thus fasting is also anti-ageing. CR also enhances Phase II Detoxification thus will assist in the elimination of heavy metals, hormones and toxins. Read on to discover 2 types of fast, a low reactive diet and a traditional fast.
Beetroot - a powerful natural promotor of liver detoxification - Do you suffer from chronic fatigue, headaches, constipation, gall bladder disease/gall stones, aversion to fats, terrible hangovers etc? These are some common symptoms of what is known in naturopathic terms as a sluggish liver, or in other words a sign that your liver is overburdened by too many toxins. Toxin accumulation in liver is scientific fact. It is well accepted that alcohol is a toxic substance that damages liver cells. There are a plethora of environmental toxic chemicals that damage the liver and cause steatosis (fat accumulation in the liver). Doctors do ot discuss this because the drugs they prescribe are toxic to the liver and cause liver damage. Herbs prescribed by naturopaths on the the hand are hepatoprotective and can regenerate liver cells.
Removal of toxins from the body is an integral part of Ayurvedic, yogic, and naturopathic medicine. Symptoms of poor health in people free from diagnosed disease may be related to toxin build-up. Improved liver detoxification capacity contributes to overall health and well-being. Detoxification programmes may produce improvements in subjective health reports. (MacIntosh A1, Ball K. The effects of a short program of detoxification in disease-free individuals.Altern Ther Health Med. 2000 Jul;6(4):70-6). 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.