Cleansing the physical body of bad toxins

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Re: Cleansing the physical body of bad toxins

Postby padma norbu » Sun Nov 03, 2013 7:41 pm

Virgo wrote:This is an excellent kriya for cleansing the body:



Maybe try 40 days of this, you can always combine or coordinate it with colorado cleanse, drinking more water, etcetera,

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Obviously, I guess this works well with Buddhist orientation even though it is not Buddhist, right?
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Re: Cleansing the physical body of bad toxins

Postby Lhug-Pa » Sun Nov 03, 2013 9:03 pm

Lhug-Pa wrote:This isn't from the periodic-cleanse side but is more from the maintainance side: stay away from all processed foods, GMO's, artificial colors & preservatives, and synthetic pesticides.

Water-wise: to remove fluoride, chlorine, chloramines, and other chemicals, get a reverse-osmosis system or use the reverse-osmosis systems that many grocery stores have and make sure to refill with BPA-free containers.

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Also it is best to add a few grains or so of Himalayan salt, or some drops of liquid trace-minerals, to every glass of reverse-osmosis treated water, in order to re-mineralize it.

Or take a good daily whole-food vitamin, such as the ones made by Garden of Life; because heavily-processed non-whole-food vitamins have actually been shown to be not only a waste of money, but are actually bad for you to boot. Non-whole-food heavily-processed "vitamins" also lack bio-flavonoids and enzymes.

Whole Vitamin C (such as from organically-grown citrus fruits, Ayurvedic Amla, Camu-Camu fruit, or lypo-spheric Vitamin C) is great for detoxing too.

The "ascorbic acid" found in heavily-processed non-whole-food vitamins is not really Vitamin C, as 'ascorbic acid' is only part of what makes up Vitamin C; and, 'ascorbic acid' lacks bioflavonoids too.
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Re: Cleansing the physical body of bad toxins

Postby Roland » Mon Dec 30, 2013 2:15 am

The body naturally detoxes itself, so there is nothing to worry about, unless there is a lot of body fat combined with higher than usual toxin exposure. Best to avoid toxins in the first place, obviously, if possible.

Some people have genetic mutations that can disrupt the normal detoxification pathways in the methylation cycle (up to 40% of people have a version of this mutation and some of those people have detox problems).

Personally, I've recently discovered I've been living in a highly toxic, moldy environment. I had quite violent reactions, so I'm doing everything I possibly can to keep the toxins from storing in my body. I take lots of Vitamin C for all the reasons to do so in addition to the fact that it is a precursor (along with NAC) to glutathione, which clears toxins from the body. I read a study, though can't find it right now, that meditation actually increases the body's production of glutathione. Activated charcoal helps as well. There are other things I do but I think the best supplement I have been taking to detox is bentonite clay. This stuff makes me feel amazing about 30 mins after taking it because it has been shown to bind to mold toxins in particular, which is what I'm trying to detox. I can feel strong, noticeable differences after taking bentonite clay.

This video deals with mycotoxins in particular, but some of the recommendations can be applied to other toxins as well:

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Re: Cleansing the physical body of bad toxins

Postby Roland » Mon Dec 30, 2013 4:15 am

Also, we are living in an increasingly toxic world so I think avoiding toxins and detox protocols are becoming more important than ever. However, I think there tends to be lots of scams out there, as with anything where profit can potentially be made...
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Re: Cleansing the physical body of bad toxins

Postby Johnny Dangerous » Tue Dec 31, 2013 6:31 pm

Along these lines, I go to a very good evidence-based naturopath, and his #1 health recommendation for 'detox" is weight loss, simply due to all the stuff that gets stored in fat. What he would recommend to someone at ideal weight I have no idea..but this being America, I doubt it comes up very often!
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Re: Cleansing the physical body of bad toxins

Postby Roland » Tue Dec 31, 2013 7:42 pm

Losing weight is really important for detoxing. The body stores toxins in fat cells to protect the brain from toxin exposure. I think this is responsible for a lot of extra weight on people. People get overloaded with toxins, increasing number of fat cells. Especially considering increased chemical use on crops, pollution, and other increasing environmental toxins these days.
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Re: Cleansing the physical body of bad toxins

Postby Dragon » Thu Jul 17, 2014 11:32 pm

This tends to be a controversial opinion, but, for me, water fasting and liver detoxes are, by far, the best. But you have to properly prep for both of them, or disaster could ensue. You also need to gently break the fast/detox properly with a raw vegan diet or, again, problems could arise. Just my $0.02.

Roland wrote:Losing weight is really important for detoxing. The body stores toxins in fat cells to protect the brain from toxin exposure. I think this is responsible for a lot of extra weight on people. People get overloaded with toxins, increasing number of fat cells. Especially considering increased chemical use on crops, pollution, and other increasing environmental toxins these days.


Agree.
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Re: Cleansing the physical body of bad toxins

Postby garudha » Fri Jul 18, 2014 12:19 am

Yes, fasting is very good for the body.

I like to fast as often as possible. At least once per week, for 36 hours, and am careful to not overload my digestive system.

After living this way for a few years I can quickly notice the effects of "bad food" as excessive mucus accumulates in my nose.

Of course water is essential to life but I prefer to drink as little as possible (that's still >litre per day) and let my body take water from vegetables instead.

As previously mentioned the body naturally detoxes when it gets the chance.
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Re: Cleansing the physical body of bad toxins

Postby LastLegend » Fri Jul 18, 2014 12:22 am

Pickled umeboshi. 2 years old and up.
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Re: Cleansing the physical body of bad toxins

Postby Dragon » Fri Jul 18, 2014 12:29 am

LastLegend wrote:Pickled umeboshi. 2 years old and up.


I was just about to post, "I think I just accidentally brought a really old thread back to life." :jumping:
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