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How to Empower Any Detox Protocol and Protect the Body from Detox Side Effects

November 17, 2021 7 min read

Herbs and clays that help keep the detox channels clear, accelerate the release of toxins from the cells, tissues, and organs, and protect the body from detox reactions. 

During a quality detoxification program the eliminative and blood purifying channels need to stay open so the toxins can flow through the system without detox side effects. This primarily includes the bowels, the lymph, the skin, the kidneys, the lungs, and the liver. 

The spleen also serves a key role as the central lymphatic organ and waste management system.

It is the lymph system that receives toxins and pathogens being purged by the liver, the blood, other organs, and the cells of the body, along with lipids from the intestines.

The lymph nodes then counter the pathogens, and process toxic waste before delivering a purified lymph to the blood for further processing, utilization, or elimination.

An effective detoxification program will include:

  • Herbal cleansers that purge organs and glands naturally

  • Herbal circulatory stimulants that accelerate the movement of toxins out of the organs, away from the cells, and toward the eliminative channels 

  • Natural methods of blood and cellular oxygenation (circulatory stimulants, deep breathing, physical activity) 

  • Lymphatic drainage herbs and exercises that keep the toxin-laden lymph fluids moving toward the lymph glands for decontamination before reintroducing the fluids back into the blood 

  • Sweat therapy - herbs, saunas, clay baths, and exercise that warm the body, open the pores, and promote perspiration to prevent toxin buildup at the skin surface

  • Natural mineral elements from clays, humates, and plant mineral sources that serve as bonding opposites for the heavy metals and chemicals, so as to neutralize them before they leave the body

The following herbal and clay resources are designed by Nature to keep the eliminative channels clear, accelerate the release of toxins from the cells, tissues, and organs, and protect the body from detox reactions:

Liver

The liver is responsible for cleansing toxins from the blood and small intestines and storing them in its deeper recesses if they cannot be efficiently delivered to other detoxification channels.

Our liver support formula is called Purify, and must be taken in small amounts to start, building gradually over several weeks (4-8 weeks) from 2 caps per day to 6 caps per day, split in two doses each day. Too much too fast will trigger flush of the liver resulting in itchy skin spots from excessive detoxification being delivered to the skin (which, however, would just require the application of Sacred Clay to magnetically draw the toxin out of the skin and stop the itch). 

Bowels

Digestive Bitters is the primary bowel cleansing formula. Bitter herbs stimulate the production of bile from the liver to be stored in the gallbladder (and concentrated 5-20 times) in preparation for its requirement following a meal when needed to emulsify (digest) the fats leaving the stomach.

Bile is the body's primary laxative, thus keeping the intestinal channel clear.

The bile also encapsulates and neutralizes toxins drawn out of the blood by the liver, thus assisting in keeping the liver and the blood clear of toxic waste.

The digestive spices in the formula stimulate digestive enzyme production from the pancreas which insure an improved breakdown of the food and the assimilation of the nutrients contained within it.

This combination of bitter herbs and digestive spices gradually clears intestinal mucoid plaque and old, stagnant bile lodged along the walls of the intestines.

Digestive Bitters is taken in amounts of 2-3 capsules per meal, and again just before bed. When hard to digest food is consumed (referring to constipating foods like meat, eggs, cheese, nuts, sugar, refined flour products, etc.) an extra capsule can be taken to alleviate the extra load on the digestive processes.

Spleen

The spleen has many functions, among which is the management of pathogens and toxic waste from the cells, the liver, and other organs.

The spleen is the largest lymphatic organ. The lymph system manages the neutralization of toxic waste and pathogens, thereby purifying the lymph fluids before redepositing them back into the blood.

The spleen also helps to reduce and thin the mucus buildup in the respiratory and sinus areas caused by fat, fruit, or sugar excesses. 

Spleen Builder is our primary lymph support formula and can be taken in amounts of 8 to 12 capsules per day, or more during intense detox periods. It is very safe and gentle. 

Skin

During a detox program the skin needs a daily rub of Sacred Clay, or a clay bath (Bath Kit), to draw out toxins delivered to the skin by the liver and lymph for sweating out.

Saunas are beneficial to accelerate the cleansing, yet need the clay application (or bath) before and after a sauna to achieve the maximum benefit of the sweat therapy power, so as to relieve the skin and subcutaneous fat (just below the skin) of its load of stored toxins.

Kidneys and Adrenals

The adrenals are employed during a detox program to counter toxins that are being flushed out of the system. They also manufacture anti-inflammatory cortisone. 

The kidneys are employed to manage the flow of toxins and beneficial fluids that are selected by the body to be processed out through the urine. 

A detox program needs these two support measures to prevent or lessen detox reactions and get the released toxins out of the body quickly.

When toxins float in the blood, or stagnate in the lymph, many of them will have to be reabsorbed by the liver or pushed into fat cells, in order to prevent a more serious detox reaction, and to protect the brain from their harmful influence.

During times of intense detoxification, the kidneys need help countering excesses of acidic and alkaline substances and to bond with various toxins/metals in order to neutralize them before entering the bladder. 

Kidney & Adrenal Builder can be taken for these purposes at the rate of 4 to 8 capsules twice a day plus 2 to 3 capsules just before bed to facilitate sleep.

This helps keep the energy levels up during the day and deepens sleep at night, by turning off the cortisol at night, and turning it back on during the day at the proper time and in proper amounts.

This formula is particularly important if caffeine of any kind is being consumed at any time of day or night, in order to help restore balance to the kidneys and reduce frequent urination or chronic fatigue caused by the caffeine.

Licorice Root Powder

It is important to mention the role of Licorice Root in countering anaphylactic responses to toxic chemicals and metals.

Taken in moderation (1/8 teaspoon 2-3 times per day) a gradual improvement in one's ability to ward off allergies and anaphylactic reactions is developed naturally. Licorice Root nourishes the adrenal cortex which produces the steroidal anti-inflammatories that make this possible. 

A larger amount (1/2-1 teaspoon) can be taken during an emergency for brief periods, however, if taken regularly in this amount, chronic fatigue and high blood pressure are possible results.

So moderation and a respect for the power of this gift from Nature is important to keep in mind.

Lungs and Sinuses

Lung Support (along with the Spleen Builder) helps the lungs clear mucus from the respiratory tract, although its action is more focused on the lungs, with a minor influence on the sinuses. It also has some effective immune enhancement properties for bronchial conditions. It is taken at the rate of 4-8 capsules twice per day.

Herbal Oxygen and Spleen Complement are used to focus more on clearing the sinus areas. These two can also be taken at the rate of 4-8 capsules twice per day, or more frequently if congestion is more intense.

Immune System

Immune Power is an important adjunct to any detox program since toxins attract pathogens and cause them to multiply. So maintaining a strong immune response during a detox program is critical to overall success. 

Immune Power can be taken for preventative purposes at the rate of 4-8 capsules per day, or 6-12 capsules several times per day (especially just before bed) during times of more intense immune compromises.

Deep Organ Cleanse

A deeper detoxification experience can be obtained by drinking Hyssop Mint Tea and taking the Deep Level Cleanse formula, since hyssop (in both) draw heat, toxins, and inflammation from the deep recesses of organs and glands. They can both be taken regularly throughout the day as desired to accelerate and deepen whole body detoxification.

Detoxification Nutrients

Another source that empowers detoxification are the sea vegetables and land plant superfoods. This includes seaweeds, algae, plankton, nettle, moringa, alfalfa, and other nutrient dense herbs. 

Superfood nutrition triggers an automatic flush of toxins from the cells as their nutrients enter through the cell wall.  

Sea Vegetable Blend plus Moringa helps in this regard by providing alkalizing influences, a complete storehouse of nutrients, including a full spectrum of amino acids, vitamins, minerals, and hormone balancers.

Alternatives include the more comprehensive herbal formulas Earth & Sea Greens or Vital Cleanse & Nutrify.

Humates and Beneficial Bacteria

Humic/Fulvic Earth holds an array of mineral bonding opposites for metal and chemical toxins. It also serves as your most ideal medium for protecting and growing probiotics as they pass through the digestive tract. 

Beneficial microbes play an important role in neutralizing or consuming toxic waste, at which point it becomes important to flush both the toxin and the microbe out through the eliminative channels.

Friendly Flora provides both the humate and the beneficial bacteria, along with prebiotics (food sources for the probiotics) to enhance the elimination of toxic waste.

Sweat therapy, laxative bitters, pancreatic digestive enzymes (stimulated by digestive spices), and circulatory stimulants complete the exit of the toxins and related microbes from the system. 

Pine Tea and Circulatory Stimulants

To further enhance a detox and immune building program two other natural resources have a broad range of health benefits that include immune enhancement, detoxification, and hormonal support, along with youthing and regenerative properties.

These two are Pine Needle Tea and Cayenne Pepper (or other hot peppers).  (See 9 Ways to Make Pine Needle Tea)

Pine Tea is harvested locally or ordered online. Follow the instructions in the article to glean its benefits and how to use it. 

Pine needles contain glutathione, quercetin, vitamin C, vitamin D, zinc, boron, resveratrol, antioxidants, and nitrogen, all of which are important for detoxification and immune system health.

The goal is to consume 1-2 liters of strong pine needle/twig tea daily. It produces some immediate benefits (like improved mental acuity, more restful sleep, and greater physical stamina during the day), with a gradual movement toward improved overall health over the course of several weeks and months.  

Cayenne Pepper in any amount stimulates circulation (thus detoxification, oxygenation, pathogen reduction, and nutrient assimilation).

It softens the arteries and clears arterial plaque, thus restoring normal blood pressure levels.  Cayenne has a long-standing reputation of stopping a heart attack within seconds, while providing steady cardiovascular improvements over time, and serves as an exceptional preventative.

The goal is to build up gradually to 2-3 teaspoons of Cayenne Pepper (or equivalent in hotter peppers) per day added to your food.

Ginger and Prickly Ash Bark are suitable milder alternatives to the heat of hot peppers when looking for a way to accelerate capillary circulation, improve oxygenation, and enhance detoxification.

The above is a comprehensive approach in support of a good detox program. 

Many blessings of health and success.
Enjoy the many gifts from Nature!

Michael King
Michael King

Michael King is a Life Enrichment Consultant, a natural intuitive, a researcher of Nature's most powerful healing resources the world over, the author of "Detoxify, Nourish & Build – Three Essentials for Vibrant Health", the Vital Health News Updates – a periodic newsletter documenting the most life-building natural resources on the planet, and the co-author of Life Chats with Oversoul – an ongoing dialogue designed to gain clarity and direction while navigating the immense changes going into the New Era. Michael is also an advocate of sustainable gardening, environmental responsibility, and an architect of ways to increase global food production.



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