In order to build health in the body, a wise, common sense first step is to remove the offending substances causing a lowering of health in the first place. This means – detoxify.
A large spectrum of current health conditions are likely to disappear just by eliminating the storehouse of toxic material buildup from years of poor diet, breathing polluted air, drinking toxic water, eating chemically laden foods, taking toxic prescription medicines and recreational drugs, being treated or examined with radioactive equipment (chemo therapy, X-rays, mammograms, etc.), living with amalgam fillings, working & cleaning with chemicals, working in a high EMF environment, living in a toxic home built of unnatural materials, living close to nuclear power plants, military munitions factories, chemical factories, smelting mines, in a congested metropolis, and the list goes on.
Toxins abound in this society and we have all been influenced by them. The body is an amazingly durable bio-machine, able to withstand a tremendous amount of abuse, yet little by little, the effects of a toxic lifestyle reveal themselves - lower energy, sleepless nights, unexpected pains, fuzzy headedness, rashes, pimples, poor digestion or elimination, allergies, food and chemical sensitivities, and numerous other diseases – this list is also endless.
Who would have guessed that Nature has had a simple remedy available to us from the beginning of mankind’s walk upon the earth, for just such a day as the one we now live in? Who would have thought that the answer would be as simple and enjoyable as a soothing clay bath?
There is nothing more gentle in the realm of detoxification than a clay bath or shower slurry (for those who do not like baths). A shower slurry is accomplished by simply spreading a thin layer of a moist clay paste all over the body and hanging out in the shower for awhile. A clay bath is accomplished by adding a half cup or more (even several pounds) to your bath water and basking in the warmth for 30 minutes to an hour or more, as desired. The addition of salt and/or humic substances to your clay bath increases its detoxification potency.
A clay bath is a gentle, yet powerful detoxification method due to one simple fact – toxins are able to leave the body through every skin cell from head to toe at once.
More effective than foot baths, more effective than Epson Salt baths, and more effective than isolated poultices, clay baths draw toxins out of the body simultaneously from every square inch of the skin surface exposed to the clay.
Now, let’s discuss internal detoxification. There are a few natural substances when taken internally, that work powerfully well in combination with clay baths. The reason the two are recommended together is to reduce, as much as possible, detoxification reactions caused by doing too much, too fast.
Detox reactions are common early on in a good healing program, yet eventually the body processes them out and the detox symptoms go away. A clay bath will usually reduce or eliminate any detox reactions within minutes.
A detox reaction can show up in several ways: a sluggish feeling, a fuzzy head, a headache, a rash, a breakout, dry skin, aches and pains, flu-like symptoms, etc.
At the very beginning of an internal detox program it is best to be more cautious due to the possibility of unexpected heavy detoxing precipitated by something as simple as a teaspoon of chlorella, or a quarter cup of cilantro, or a teaspoon of clay, or a pinch of humic substances, or a few ounces of an extremely hydrating water source. From just these small amounts, surprisingly intense detox reactions have been experienced by some with a history of exposure to toxic substances.
By being sure to combine frequent baths with your internal detox program you provide yourself with the best chance of minimizing detox reactions and their potential duration. At the first sign of a detox reaction from an internal detox program, take a clay bath or a shower slurry, drink lots of pure water, and if you have the opportunity, do some sweating in a sauna.
So what are the best natural internal remedies for toxins, heavy metals, chemicals & radiation? In general, the best remedies come directly from the earth – water, clay, humic substances (from ancient composted forests), seaweeds, sea salt, specific herbs and chlorophyll-rich foods. These natural resources comprise the most effective detoxifying substances known on the earth today.
The advantage to using natural products manufactured by Mother Earth is that we are able benefit from her 5 billion+ years of product development. Unaltered natural resources, kept in their original condition to every degree possible, nourish the body with complex mineral and phytonutrient combinations of precise ratios, built-in electromagnetic influences, isotopes, rare earths, and many other factors of which today’s science knows very little about. In other words, we are nourished by Mother Nature in unfathomable ways.
When Nature designs a product, it is possible to be detoxified, nourished and rejuvenated all at the same time. This is the wisdom of Nature. However, for the sake of understanding the three most significant components of a good rejuvenation program, and how certain natural resources support each component, the next article will discuss these natural resources in light of their ability to powerfully nourish the body.
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