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What is detoxification?

Most people associate the word detox with drugs or alcohol. Essentially it is the same thing except you don't just eliminate the drugs and/or alcohol you go beyond that in order to eliminate years of toxins that have built up inside your body since birth. Everyone has toxins, even people who have a relatively "clean" diet. No one can escape these toxins, they are in the air we breathe, the water we drink, the food we eat and whatever else is absorbed through the skin.

Most toxins are eliminated through the following main pathways:

  • Bowel
  • Kidneys
  • Liver
  • Lungs
  • Skin

Other pathways of elimination are the lymph and blood.

When our body gets overloaded with toxins these pathways can't do their job properly. Possible toxic overload includes allergens or substances each of us are allergic to like dust, pollen, mold, heavy metals and certain foodstuffs, just to name a few. This is when intervention through detoxification is needed. Detoxification is essential when a person is considering holistic therapy. Holistic Therapy is different from western medicine in that it uses the body to heal itself. The body can't heal itself if toxic substances are continually introduced into the system. This is one of the main reasons people get discouraged when starting a holistic therapy program because they don't see the results.

There is a certain order to detox. Are you kidding? No, seriously, your body is a very smart machine, you can't fool it no matter how hard you try. You can't just run out and but some pills or drink some tea and expect a good cleansing to take place. It must be done properly, otherwise you will just be going around in circles and re-introducing toxins into the body. You must first detox your colon - during this time you will also detox the kidneys. After that you will do a liver detox. Next you will work on the blood and the rest of the body.

Can't I just fast for detoxification? No, this only works when the body is already fine tuned and running efficiently. It takes years of short fasts and proper eating to attain a clean fast. You also need proper supervision, especially if you embark on a long fast, otherwise you will get seriously ill from the amount of toxins and the swiftness of their elimination from your organs into your bloodstream.

Ok so what do I do now?

  1. You need to drink plenty of clean water. Follow this rule for daily water consumption.
  2. Avoid sweets of all kinds, even artificial sweeteners.
  3. Avoid margarine and hydrogenated fats, especially fried foods.
  4. Avoid foods that contain preservatives and colorings.
  5. Cut down on animal protein during your cleanse, it overtaxes the digestive system, kidneys and liver.
  6. Do eat plenty of raw and lightly steamed vegetables. See Nutritional Counseling page for more.
  7. Exercise at least 20 minutes a day. Go for a walk during lunch instead of gabbing on the phone.
  8. Use herbal preparations to assist you in your detoxification.
  9. Get regular colonics.

Some herbal products to help assist you in your detoxification program can be found at the Ventura Center office:

Parasite Cleanse

Master Cleanser

Ultra Clear

Liver Flush

....... more to be added soon


Books about cleansing and detoxification:

The Master Cleanser by Stanley Burroughs

The Healthy Liver and Bowel Book by Dr. Sandra Cabot MD

Cleansing Made Simple by Cheryl Townsley

The Miracle of Fasting by Paul C. Bragg




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