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8 Results To Expect From A Cleansing & Detoxification Program

Detoxification and Cleansing.  Doesn’t ‘cleansing’ negativity and bad health remnants sound like the right thing to do physically and spiritually?  And don’t we all want to Prevent Disease?  How can we think of preventing disease if we don’t consider using tools such as Detoxification?

The cleansing or purging of the intestines–detoxification–dates back to 2500 B.C. with Egyptian bowel specialists. The Greeks also used it, as did the American Indians. Detoxification has been known and used for ages. But this is the time in history it is the most needed and the most important. Foods have become denatured, devoid of enzymes, overly sugared, and just plain poisoned. Food and water have become more toxic. And our digestive systems are overloaded. Detoxification is absolutely imperative.

Your elders most likely practiced detoxification with you!  You may have memories of your grandmother or mother giving you a “clean-out” or “wash-out” every year right before the beginning of the school year…   Or you may remember being ill and watching your grandmother, or some family member, walk into the backyard,  pull some roots out of the ground, some leaves off a plant, wash them, and make you a potent tea that had you feeling light on your feet, energized, and brand new again in no time…

 

Detoxification has been called the ‘missing link to disease prevention’.  Unfortunately, with the amount of toxins in our foods and the environment, our bodies have difficulty performing such an automatic function alone. The process of eliminating or neutralizing toxins through vital eliminatory organs such as the liver, kidneys, lungs, skin,  and colon,  is something they were once capable of when they were not completely overloaded.  If these toxic substances are not eliminated, our intelligent bodies push toxins to one side, and surround it in mucous and fat in order for us not to suffer an imbalance or immune reaction.

Our emotions are also affected by a toxic, congested body.  The emotion of ‘Not Letting Go’ is associated with the health of the colon/large intestine.  Negativity is more difficult to ‘let go’ of’ in life if a person is not having minimum 2-3 bowel movements per day. The colon when impacted in this way brings a person to suffer constipation.  So consider a detoxification  a step towards cleansing emotionally also…

For those who have considered Detoxification to manage their weight, or to lose weight successfully, you should know you’re perfectly right in doing so!  Why? For the following reasons:  The body surrounds toxins with MUCOUS and FAT.   If the body is storing foreign substances in fatty deposits, this is a crucial reason for Detoxification.   The more Fat the body is storing, the more Toxic the body is.  And maintaining a low fat diet and low body fat in general is a form of disease prevention also.   People can be carrying between 5 and 16 pounds of mucous and fat that carry toxic waste!

A cleansing and detoxification program should do the following:

  • 1- to clean the digestive tract of accumulated waste and fermented bacteria
  • 2- purify the liver, blood, and kidneys
  • 3- clear excess congestion and mucous from the body
  • 4- correct craving dependencies of nicotine, alcohol, drugs, sugar and caffeine
  • 5- increase mental clarity
  • 6- balance hormones
  • 7- strengthen the immune system
  • 8- and change bad eating habits in a person so their stomach reduces to normal size

In other words,  I expect the best results from the program I choose to recommend. Here are my favorite detoxification and cleansing programs that  help you achieve true core health, weight management/weight loss, energy, fitness and balance:

CLEANSTART WILDBERRY

DIETERS’ CLEANSE

Click the above links to obtain these and get detailed information. Use these for minimum 30 days.

* The proof is in the faces and testimonies of marvelously joyous patients and clients.  To see their photos, become my Facebook friend and see photo albums  ‘Weight Loss Success, Before & After’  and ‘Mobile Uploads’. *

Prevent disease by incorporating a cleansing program at least 3 to 4 times per year or as needed. Be Well!

 

Courage and Boldness: What Emotions Can Stop Our Children From Being Great?

If we as parents are not careful, our children’s emotions can rule them instead of them mastering them… And to live a balanced life with Health and Joy, we, and our children, MUST do all in our power to master emotions. According to an article in The Lancet on Infectious Diseases, our emotions are also used against us. It reads: ‘We human beings are creatures not only of intellect but of emotion too. Understanding this very well, campaigners against medical advances appeal to the latter at least as much as the former. From battles over the earliest vaccines, through cornea grafting in the 1950s and heart transplantation in the 1960s, to embryo research today, opponents invariably deploy emotional ammunition as well as whatever rational arguments they can muster.’ So what emotions are poked and prodded to make us feel forced to do things that we should not, keeping our children from feeling truly bold and courageous in their lives, and making their health suffer?

Chinese medicine teaches us of seven (7) emotions that can cause disorders of our internal organs and disease. These seven emotions are: fear, shock, joy, sorrow, worry, contemplation, and anger. Of these there are specifically two (2) that must be focused on to help us overcome the others. These are Fear and Anger. Let me elaborate on these two main emotions.

I have noticed these to be more prevalent today in the past 5 years
than ever before in my 20 years in practice. First, what organs do you think are weakened by Fear? The answer? The Kidneys. Before I continue, I must remind you to open up your minds. You must unlearn what you think you know about your bodies when I discuss Chinese Medicine. It is the only way to truly understand it and help the body to heal itself. Having said this, let’s continue…

Do you have a child with kidney problems? Bladder problems? Bedwetting problems? Frequent urination problems? Constant urinary infections and bladder infections? Have you noticed they are harboring fear or are dealing with unresolved forgiveness and unresolved fear issues? Chinese medicine focuses on strengthening these organs to help the child overcome this debilitating emotion. The kidneys are important organs in charge of growth, reproduction, and maintenance of the metabolic balance of water throughout the body. Everything from bone health, to a healthy puberty, and reproductive system health depends on kidney health. Think of those children you know with back pain, joint problems, ear problems, constant ear infections, or hearing problems, unfounded fears, etc.

Here are other specific symptoms Chinese Medicine teaches us are experienced when the kidneys are weak in children:

  • Weak legs
  • Brittle bones
  • Kidney inflammation
  • White/graying hair
  • Tinnitus (ringing in the ear)
  • Back problems
  • Problems when climate turns cold
  • Premature aging in a child
  • Ailments in the bones

To balance and help diminish an excess of the emotion known as Fear, strengthen the kidneys, and increase energy in the body, use both of the following natural therapies with children for minimum 3 months.  If the child has trouble swallowing capsules, they may be opened and mixed in 1-2 oz. of apple juice. Preferably organic.:

These provide a basic balancing of yin energy of the vital organs with specific focus on kidney health.

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And now, the second emotion,… Anger. This is the emotion related to the Liver. This negative emotion forces energy upward. Think of a child who’s face and/or eyes become red when angry. Heat rises and so this is the perfect example of how this negative energy flows within the body. This upwards energy, which comes from the chemical plant of the body, the liver, will have a child demonstrating symptoms of nausea, vomiting, vomiting blood and may even experience diarrhea containing undigested foods. Do you know a child who gets ‘ticked off’ quickly all the time? A child who throws constant temper tantrums? A child who lives angry at others all the time and/or angry at the world? Please know, these are symptoms of liver imbalances. Do you know a child that even at their tender young age has already been diagnosed with a liver disease? Most likely the child lives with underlying anger.

The liver is one of the most important internal organs in the human body. It is the filter of blood, fat and hormones. It stores and regulates the blood throughout the entire body and is also in control of extending and flexing muscles and joints. The liver loves to grow and disperse, and hates to be inhibited and oppressed. For this reason, when the liver is inhibited by the emotion of anger, it is harmed as a result. Anger and anxiety are even linked to heart disease according to an article this year in The Atlantic. Think of a child dealing with these negative emotions and suffering with early heart disease… All this contributes as a root problem to diseases of the liver. And therefore, when the liver is diseased, a child will demonstrate many more subsequent emotional problems.

Here are other specific symptoms Chinese Medicine teaches us demonstrate Yang liver imbalances:

  • Irritability, anger or hardheadedness
  • Throat irritation
  • Tonsil inflammation
  • Eye infections
  • Allergies
  • Digestive problems
  • Headaches, Migraines
  • Menstrual irregularities

To balance the liver, help bring more harmony within, and bring forth a more joyous child, use the following natural therapy with a child for minimum 3 months:

If we balance the emotional, the physical will follow.  Let’s do all in our power to help our children be happy, healthy, courageous, and bold so they may succeed in life;)

Liver Health – Why You Should Love Your Liver

 

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As the second largest organ in the body, liver health plays a significant role in the body’s overall health. The liver is a part of the hepatic portal system, which controls essential glucagon and insulin secretion throughout the body, monitors metabolism and digestion, acts as a detoxifying organ and produces cholesterol as well as blood-clotting substances.

If the health of the liver is jeopardized, all other systems in the body are affected. If you’re not careful, your liver health can be diminished. Alcohol,  medications, pollutants and even viral infections can damage the liver. Symptoms of liver problems may include everything from emotional imbalance leading to harboring increased emotional anger, reacting angrier in everyday situations, feeling less patient, chronic fatigue, yellow discolored skin and eyes,  nausea or loss of appetite. With the body relying on liver health, it is important that you do what you can to keep it strong.

Another few pluses to having a healthy, clean liver? Since the liver is the filter of blood, the filter of fat, and the filter of hormones, know that the healthier your liver is:

1-the healthier your skin will be since skin health is very much related to blood health

2-the easier your body can shed excess fat stores that attribute to general overall body weight gain, lymphatic congestion and cellulite formation

3- the easier you can prevent weight gain, and the easier you can shed that excess upper abdominal fat that seems to begin and protrude from just under the breasts/chest cavity that many complain about when they’ve gained weight

4- the easier it is to prevent hormonal imbalances that lead to many reproductive system challenges including from prostate inflammation to uterine fibroids, and the easier it is to overcome these health problems overall

There are certain herbs and supplements that are known to provide essential antioxidants and other nutrients that support liver health. Click on the link below to learn more about liver supplements that contain those essential antioxidants and nutrients that help one overcome liver challenges by cleansing and strengthening this vital organ.

HEPATIC SYSTEM PACK

Click here for All recommended supplements to help you achieve overall exquisite optimum health!

8 Signs Your Body Needs A Skin Cleanse & Face Mapping

Most people feel that to have healthy skin takes a bit of work. And it is as if one wrong move can have you scarred and stressed about the appearance of your skin. From getting the wrong facial, to using the wrong razor to shave with, to using the wrong products on your skin. But some people have figured out a way to get their skin back, or better yet achieve the skin they always wanted, by focusing on some specific points…

(Side note: As my son watched me write this article, I was flattered to have him suggest I add a photo taken of us. He said, ‘If it’s about skin, mommy, you’ve got to put your picture!’ My child is so sweet… In addition am grateful, feeling blessed, and happy to embrace my age as I recently celebrated my 40th birthday this Summer 2014. The Goal: 60+ more years to go with optimum health~  Who’s joining me to celebrate 100+ years old?! 😉
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The skin is the cover that reflects what is happening inside the body. Healthy, young, glowing skin means a healthy, young, glowing interior. I’m sure you know the skin is the largest organ of the body. And if you feed your body ‘junk’, then junky skin you will have, my friend. It is the organ of elimination and detoxification; the backup for the other elimination organs. If your colon is congested, overloaded, and toxic because you aren’t eliminating minimum 2 to 3 times daily, then the skin also becomes dull, overloaded and riddled with toxins.

The liver is the filter of the blood and it is also known that everything that has to do with the skin is also related to the blood, so your liver must be in optimum performance if you want optimally healthy skin. If the liver can’t efficiently filter impurities coming from the digestive tract, your skin suffers, trying to compensate by releasing toxins through the pores. If you are suffering with constipation, you will specifically experience acne and rashes.

Your skin is also the largest organ of absorption and indigestion; both of nutrients and toxins. If you have a healthy diet, your skin will prove it. Highly processed food, junk foods, fried foods, foods bombarded with hormones and chemicals and nutritional deficiencies are the first to show on the skin. Toxins are excreted through the oil glands. This leads to, not only acne, as I mentioned prior, but also boils.

Even your emotions are relevant in your skin! It is a mirror of your emotional and hormone balance, too. Stress causes the skin to react negatively and hormonal imbalances are perceived as poor skin texture, spots and/of blemishes.

 

Having shared all this, what are the 8 signs that indicate you need a skin cleanse? They are the following:

  • Do you have sallow skin? Poor skin coloring may indicate waste buildup from liver malfunction or drug residues. Do you have age spots? Brown mottled spots on the hands, neck or face may reflect waste accumulation in the liver.
  • Do you have adult acne, or uneven skin texture?  Waste build- up from environmental pollutants, poor, liver exhaustion and stress allow increased free radical formation which attack skin cell membranes.
  • Do you have wrinkles, or sagging skin contours? Free radical activity also affects skin collagen and elastic proteins, resulting in wrinkling and dry skin.
  • Do you have puffy or swollen eyes, dark circles under eyes, or crusty, mucous forming in your eyes? If your breath is also bad, it’s a pretty solid sign your body has an overload of fluid wastes.
  • Do you have a skin disorder?  Psoriasis, dermatitis, seborrhea, and even dandruff, all indicate its time for a skin cleanse.
  • Do you have skin sores or rashes that aren’t healing? or hard bumps on the skin?  Your body may be overloaded with waste that your not eliminating.
  • Do you have usually oily skin? or scaly, itchy skin? or chronically chapped and red skin? A skin cleanse will probably help.
  • Do you have poor circulation? Cold hands and feet, swollen ankles, poor digestion and chronic constipation are also signs that your body lacks tissue oxygen uptake. Poor skin tone is a sign of an antioxidant deficiency.

Yes. It is possible to have healthy skin again. Even if you dealt with products that harmed skin or had procedures that harmed skin. YOU CAN have amazingly glowing healthy skin!

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Apart from the 8 signs I’ve detailed here, there is another tool you can use to unlock the cause of skin challenges.

As ‘Beauty Gypsy’ states in an article ‘Face mapping… combines Ayurveda and ancient Chinese medicine to explain how certain parts of your face are connected to other areas of your body. Put simply, think of your face as a map and blemishes as X’s on that landscape. Spots in different zones correspond to different problems.’ One can use the image above as a guide to help you address the underlying causes of your individual skin issue and at the same time take preventive measures to treat underlying health problems in time.

For the best combination focusing specifically on internal cleansing of the main eliminatory and vital organs that improves skin within just a short few weeks time using Ayurvedic and Chinese herbs, here is my favorite natural therapy combination for beautiful skin:

SKIN DETOX, Ayurvedic
TIAO HE CLEANSE
PAU D’ARCO LOTION

Use the prior combination for minimum 30 days. Then repeat every 3 months to maintain healthy skin always.

My Favorite Foods for Skin?

Water: Number one for hydrating skin from within naturally. Filtered water of course.

Papayas: Papayas are rich in vitamin C and help with collagen production. This fruit is also known to help nourish and heal dry, sagging skin.

Olive Oil (preferably Extra Virgin): Add this to your diet for EFA’s, the essential fatty acids needed for soft, fresh, healthy, young-looking skin. Olive Oil is best used raw, unheated, and drizzled on top of your food right before eating it after serving yourself on a plate. Also, it is recommended to rub Olive Oil on skin to lock in moisture. (Excellent during the fall and winter months.)

Green Tea: Wonderful for inflammatory, itchy skin conditions.

Celery, Tomatoes, Pears, and Lemon Juice: Chinese Medicine recommends preparing a juice blend of these. Prepare mixture and drink once per day for facial dark brown spots, itchiness, and acne.

*Extra Tip* Always wash face with cold water. This way you do not strip skin of its natural oils and prevent premature aging. As for skin on the body, do not take scalding hot showers. Instead, take showers in which the water is as cool as you can stand it.

Wellness to you! And enjoy healthy, glowing skin again!

Fear and Anger: 2 Main Emotions That Cause Disease

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If we are not careful, our emotions can rule us instead of us mastering them… And to live a balanced life in  Health , Joy, and Wealth, we MUST do all in our power to master them. According to an article in The Lancet on Infectious Diseases, our emotions are also used against us. It reads: ‘We human beings are creatures not only of intellect but of emotion too. Understanding this very well, campaigners against medical advances appeal to the latter at least as much as the former. From battles over the earliest vaccines, through cornea grafting in the 1950s and heart transplantation in the 1960s, to embryo research today, opponents invariably deploy emotional ammunition as well as whatever rational arguments they can muster.’ So what emotions are poked and prodded to make us feel forced to do things with our health that we should not?

Chinese medicine teaches us of seven (7) emotions that can cause disorders of our internal organs and disease. These seven emotions are: fear, shock, joy, sorrow, worry, contemplation, and anger. Of these there are specifically two (2) that must be focused on to help us overcome the others. These are Fear and Anger. Let me elaborate on these two main emotions.

I have noticed these to be more prevalent today in the past 5 years
than ever before in my 20 years in practice. First, what organs do you think are weakened by Fear? The answer? The Kidneys. Before I continue, I must remind you to open up your minds. You must unlearn what you think you know about your bodies when I discuss Chinese Medicine. It is the only way to truly understand it and help your bodies heal themselves. Having said this, let’s continue…

Do you know someone with kidney problems? Have you noticed they are harboring fear or are dealing with unresolved forgiveness and unresolved fear issues? Chinese medicine focuses on strengthening these organs to help the person overcome this debilitating emotion. The kidneys are important organs in charge of growth, reproduction, and maintenance of the metabolic balance of water throughout the body. Everything from bone health, to fertility, to blood pressure health depends on kidney health. Think of those you know with back pain, joint problems, infertility issues, ear problems or hearing problems, low or high blood pressure, edema, unfounded fears, etc.

Here are other specific symptoms Chinese Medicine teaches us are experienced when the kidneys are weak:

  • Impotence
  • Weak legs
  • Brittle bones
  • Arthritis
  • Kidney inflammation
  • Osteoporosis/ Premature over calcification
  • White/graying hair
  • Tinnitus (ringing in the ear)
  • Back problems
  • Problems when climate turns cold
  • Premature aging
  • Ailments in the bones

To balance and help diminish an excess of the emotion known as Fear, strengthen the kidneys, and increase energy in the body, use both of the following natural therapies for minimum 3 months:

These provide a basic balancing of yin energy of the vital organs with specific focus on kidney health.

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And now, the second emotion,… Anger. This is the emotion related to the Liver. This negative emotion forces energy upward. Think of someone who’s face and/or eyes become red when angry. Heat rises and so this is the perfect example of how this negative energy flows within the body. This upwards energy, which comes from the chemical plant of the body, the liver, will have a person demonstrating symptoms of nausea, vomiting, vomiting blood and diarrhea containing undigested foods. Do you know someone who gets ‘ticked off’ all the time? Someone who lives angry at others all the time and/or angry at the world? Please know, these are symptoms of liver imbalances. Do you know someone who has already been diagnosed with a liver disease? Most likely the person lives with underlying anger. The liver is one of the most important internal organs in the human body. It is the filter of blood, fat and hormones. It stores and regulates the blood throughout the entire body and is also in control of extending and flexing muscles and joints. The liver loves to grow and disperse, and hates to be inhibited and oppressed. For this reason, when the liver is inhibited by the emotion of anger, it is harmed as a result. Anger and anxiety are even linked to heart disease according to an article this year in The Atlantic. All this contributes as a root problem to diseases of the liver. And  therefore, when the liver is diseased, a person demonstrates many more subsequent emotional problems.

Here are specific symptoms Chinese Medicine teaches us demonstrate Yang liver imbalances:

  • Gastric acidity-gastric
  • High triglyceride count
  • Irritability, anger or hardheadedness
  • Throat irritation
  • Tonsil inflammation
  • Gallbladder stones
  • Eye infections (ex: sties)
  • Allergies
  • Digestive problems
  • Migraines
  • Menstrual irregularities

To balance the liver, and help bring more harmony within, more joy to the body and self, use the following natural therapy for minimum 3 months:

If we balance the emotional, the physical will follow.

Detoxify And Cleanse To Survive A Toxic World

 

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(Article from my Healthy Living Blog with additional statistics and information.)

Redesigning Our Approach to Cleansing Eliminating Functions

DAILY
WEEKLY
MONTHLY
QUARTERLY
ANNUALLY
THE GOAL: To give you the tools to design the programs you personally need

OUR BODIES PERFORM 2 MAIN FUNCTIONS:

CLEANSING/DRAINING: dislodging, breaking down, and moving toxic materials through the body and out through the eliminative channels (CATABOLIC FUNCTIONS)

BUILDING/ENERGIZING/HEALING: This involves the constant repair and upkeep of our bodies. (ANABOLIC FUNCTIONS)

Why We Need to Detoxify Regularly

Carcinogenic Chemicals in our Water
Carcinogenic Occupational Toxins
Dietary Sources of Pollutants
Cleaning Chemicals
Personal Care Product Chemicals
Air Pollution
Harmful Xenoestrogen Sources

The Chemical Load Begins Before Birth ” …up to 232 toxic chemicals in the umbilical cord blood of 10 babies…The findings constitute hard evidence that each child was exposed to a host of dangerous substances while still in its mother’s womb.”

STARTLING TOXIC STATISTICS

More than 7 million accidental poisonings occur each year, with more than 75% involving children under age 6! —The Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons

According to the U.S. Poison Control Centers, “A child is accidentally poisoned every 30 seconds at home…”

In 2007, 4.1 billion pounds of approx. 650 chemicals were produced by industry and federal facilities.

Toxic chemicals released by industries this year 2014 to date:
4,531,550+ tons

Toxic chemical release – Each and every second 310 Kg of toxic chemicals are released into our air, land, and water by industrial facilities around the world.

This amounts to approximately 10 million tons (over 21 billion pounds) of toxic chemicals released into our environment by industries each year.

Of these, over 2 million tons (over 4.5 billion pounds) per year are recognized carcinogens. This amounts to about 65 Kg each second.

Toxic Inventory Release Database **We have approximately 75,000 chemicals produced to date. We are plagued by cancers of our eliminative channels with lung cancer in the lead followed by colon cancer.

Lung cancer: 226,160 new cases yearly, Colon cancer: 103,170 new cases yearly, Urinary cancer: 141,140 new cases yearly, Skin cancer: 81,240 new cases yearly.

***National Cancer Institute 2012 http://www.cancer.org/acs/groups/content/@epidemiologysurveilance/documents/document/acspc-031941.pdf

Environmental Medicine

“Chemical compounds ubiquitous in our food, air and water are now found in every person. The bioaccumulation of these compounds in some individuals can lead to a variety of metabolic and system dysfunctions… The primary classes of the most common toxic offenders are solvents, pesticides, and heavy metals. Of heavy metals, mercury is the one most individuals are burdened by. The systems most affected…include the immune, neurological and endocrine system.”

** Walter J. Crinnion ND. Alternative Medicine Review, Vol 5, 2000.

According to the website search.epa.gov, 80% of people’s exposure to chemicals occurs in the HOME. EPA (5 year study)– many homes had chemical levels 70 times higher than that of outside air. Common household cleaners are 3 times more likely to cause cancer than outdoor air pollution.

Harmful Estrogens Are Found Everywhere
Foreign or xenoestrogens are found in:

The plastic or styrofoam cup holding your morning coffee
The PVC piping used in your homes and lawns
Detergents, cleaners, pesticides, lawn fertilizers, meat, unfiltered water, cosmetics
Microwaving foods in plastic can enhance the transfer of the plastics or phthalates into our bodies

Universal Chemicals found in Human Fat (EPA stats,1982)

Styrene from Styrofoam cups
Dichlorobenzenes from moth balls/deodorants
Xylene from gasoline
Ethylphenol from drinking water
OCDD from wood and treatment chemicals The first 4 are solvents. The 5th is a dioxin. The word, “universal” means that the average person has all of these in their body.

What about Children and Toxic Exposure?

The book, ‘Textbook of Children’s Environmental Health’ written by Landrigan Philip, published this year 2014, states how ‘in studying a cohort of inner city children in New York City, my colleagues and I are finding that many of the children were exposed prenatally to various air pollutants, pesticides, endocrine-disrupting chemicals, and metals. By age 7 years, 25% of the children were overweight or obese, more than 25% had a diagnosis of asthma, and 15% had experienced delayed cognitive or motor development that could affect their ability to learn. One boy in the study is affected by asthma and developmental problems. Biomarkers in his cord blood showed measurable exposure to a number of toxic chemicals.’

And What About Sex Toys And Sexual Lubricants?

According to,’When Sex Goes Toxic’, ‘most sexual intimate toys and sexual lubricants are chock full of toxic ingredients like parabens, sodium benzoate, glycerin, petrochemicals and even propylene glycol—a common ingredient in brake fluid! Recent studies have also shown that many such products — especially personal lubes — can seriously damage the cell lining, potentially enhancing our susceptibility to sexually-transmitted bags o’ fun like gonorrhea, Chlamydia, syphilis, genital herpes, hepatitis B and, of course, HIV.’

‘According to market research firm Iri, Americans plunk down roughly $200 million annually on lube alone, a substance that sort of faces Food and Drug Administration scrutiny but not necessarily in the ways you might expect. That’s because the FDA classifies lube as something “to lubricate a body orifice to facilitate entry of a diagnostic or therapeutic device.” (And if that doesn’t get you all hot and bothered nothing will.)’

‘The problem with classifying lubricants this way, as a de facto medical device, is twofold. First, thanks to the glorious idiosyncrasies of language, such products only face FDA scrutiny if they explicitly portend to be “vaginal lubricants.” Such a stipulation imposes a stipulation that the manufacturer must submit a host of applications (called “510k clearances”) to the FDA. But it doesn’t necessarily mean it has to prove the product is safe for repeat contact.’

‘Second, companies that don’t explicitly state their products are intended for vaginal lubrication — even if everybody knows they are — face barely any regulation at all. So, unless people’s junk starts spontaneously bursting into flames after rubbing on some Liquid Sexy Heat, most manufacturers just keep on peddling.’

‘From a toxicity perspective, we know that many intimate-use products currently on the market (most of which come from China, by way of Unregulatedville) contain a host of parabens. Parabens are known endocrine disruptors, and endocrine disruptors have, for some time, been linked to birth defects, reduced sperm count, tumors, immune deficiencies and a seemingly endless list of nasty business, like the “feminization of boys.”’

‘Furthermore, while the U.S. lags behind regulating the toxins we come in contact with, the entire European Union is seeking to ban parabens in any product meant for children under 6 years old. Officials at the World Health Organization, meanwhile, have stated outright that endocrine disruptors can potentially lead to “obesity, infertility or reduced fertility, learning and memory difficulties, Type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease, as well as a variety of other diseases.”’

‘“We don’t have categorical proof that the toxic substances found in (these products) will kill you,” admits Dr. Peter Anton, who recently co-authored an in-depth study on lubricant use. “But if you could easily avoid them why wouldn’t you?”‘

The Benefits of Detoxification?

Opening the door to promoting healing and rejuvenation and greater longevity.
May promote slowing degeneration and aging.
It provides an internal shower and tune-up.
To be a personal tool for elimination of toxic waste accumulations, environmental toxins, acids, opportunistic organisms, mucus, excess fat, fluid buildup.
Inspires us to design for ourselves programs for healthier skin and complexion, weight management, reduction or elimination of aches and pains, more energy, more even moods, positive life outlook and more.

Prepare Your Mind to Meet Your Goals

We must have 100% commitment to truly get well. We may have to do some things we enjoy less than others. But what if we could change our thought processes and enjoy it all? That would be huge!! For every belief, there is a result. The faster we change our thinking, the faster the shift that brings the desired result.

Goals of Colon Cleansing

To reduce transit time (the time it takes for food to exit the body).
Transit time can range from 10 to 100 hours.
This reduces harmful chemical generation of bowel toxins.
Improve digestion.
To improve absorption of water soluble vitamins (B,C).
To maintain already normal range cholesterol levels.
To reduce the amount of pathogenic organisms.
To increase the natural healthy colon flora A clean environment may reduce toxins reabsorbing into body tissues.

13 Lifestyle Changes to a Healthy Colon

Breakfast like a king, Lunch like a queen, Dinner like a pauper. This decreases digestive burden at night.
Chew your food well.
Eat a high fiber diet.
Eat only until satisfied
Eat in a relaxed atmosphere
Drink no more than 6 oz of fluid at a meal.
Avoid milk, juice, and coffee with meals
Make half of your plate fresh, raw, or lightly steamed veggies.
Drink fresh pure water: 8 cups/daily.
Eat pickled vegetables and fermented foods like sauerkraut.
Eat fruit alone.
Exercise.
Release hatred, anger, rage, fear, stress, anxiety, worry verbally, and verbally replace with the opposite weekly.

Cleansing Impacts the Kidneys

“Kidneys are the body’s last-route filtering system. If the kidneys don’t work correctly, toxins build up.” — articlesbase.com/diseases-and-conditions-articles/what-is-kidney-disease.

Cleansing Impacts the Lungs

IN CHINESE MEDICINE, the respiratory system governs the mucus balance of the body as well as the voice volume and flow of Chi energy. It belongs to the Metal Element, which includes of principle of immunity and protection to the body.

Cleansing impacts the skin

Elasticity, moisture regulation, and pigment control are only a few of the functions occurring within the skin. This marvelous organ functions as a protective barrier to disease-causing organisms. The skin often is a mirror of inner toxicity. It is an eliminative organ. Overload here may signal congestive lymph, colon, kidneys, and liver.

Cleansing impacts Cellular Health

Keeping cells clean has many benefits: Healthy aging. Better mental and physical well-being. An overall reduction of health challenges.

Detox Products to Use

Liquid Chlorophyll Daily

Daily cleansing! Strengthens cells. Promotes a strong immune system. Helps promote the natural blood-cleansing function of the body. Deodorizes the body, including the bowel. Supports the female reproductive system and the circulatory system. One of most popular products now Extra Strength.

Cleanstart

Supports natural daily cleansing of waste. Supports natural elimination, no dangerous side effects. Energizes, promotes a feeling of well-being. Capsule Packet and a Fiber Packet (10 grams). Digestive/fiber cleansers– Bentonite, Aloe vera, Chlorophyll, Psyllium Colon cleansers (LBS II) –Cascara sagrada, buckthorn, turkey rhubarb Liver and blood cleansers (Envirodetox) — Burdock, dandelion,red clover, milk thistle.

Tiao He Cleanse Periodically with Chinese Liver Balance Formula

Combines Chinese and Western knowledge. Supports elimination of waste in the colon. Nutritive herbs to support and build digestive and intestinal systems. Liver and blood cleansers –Yellow dock, Oregon grape. Cellular detoxifiers — All cell detox, safflowers, gentian. Colon cleansers — LBS II, slippery elm, psyllium, black walnut atc, burdock.

How to use Tiao He Cleanse

1 PACKET up to twice daily for 15 days with 8 oz water. Follow with 8 oz water. Goal: 2-3 colon evacuations daily. Not intended for prolonged use. (My personal recommendation, 3 cycles continuous maximum.) Not recommended for children. (cascara sagrada, buckthorn, turkey rhubarb, ginseng) If stool is too loose, reduce packets. (Can reduce to 1 packet daily for a 30 day cleanse.)

Children’s Cleanse

Liquid Chlorophyll, LB extract (promotes regularity). Red Clover extract (facial /liver signs). Black Walnut extract (teeth/healthy flora). Nature’s Harvest or Love and Peas with a little added Fiber of choice.

Dieter’s Cleanse

2 WEEKS WORTH OF SUPPLEMENTS SUPPORTS NATURAL HEALTHY ELIMINATION WHILE DIETING. SUPPORTS NATURAL GLANDULAR FUNCTION. MAY IMPROVE NUTRITIONAL ABSORPTION. GREAT TO KICK OFF A WEIGHT MANAGEMENT PROGRAM! Ingredients: Bowel detox, Liver Cleanse, Mastergland, Envirodetox, LBS II, SF, Chromium

Para-Cleanse: 1-2 times yearly

Cleanses the body and creates a healthy intestinal flora. Creates an environment inhospitable to invaders.

Candida Clear: 1-2 Times a Year

Helps balance the colonization of Candida (Yeast). Supports the body’s immune function. Supports the intestinal tract. Contains the herbs Pau d’Arco, Oregano, Garlic, Black Walnut, Elecampane Root and Caprylic Acid. Enzymes that break down components in candida’s cell wall. Contains enzymes to which Candida’s cell wall may be vulnerable.

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Weight Gain & Body Shape: Are You An Apple or A Pear?

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When it comes to gaining weight, most people fall into 3 very specific types. And losing weight only in the specific area of weight gain isn’t easy to achieve with just diet and exercise. However, some have overcome this problem by focusing on nourishing and stimulating those glands and organs responsible for the weight gain in that targeted area.

There are 3 most common body shape types most overweight people fall in are: 1. Apple Shape
2. Pear Shape
3. Oval Shape

The Apple shape, or ‘Thyroid-type’ body is when a person’s most weight is above the waist (upper body weight gain). This includes from moderate to excessive abdominal fat, heavy fatty arms, if a woman she most likely is dealing with heavy and large breasts, and accumulated fat around the neck and face to the point of having a swollen appearance. A Man with this body type usually demonstrates excessive abdominal fat and/or protruding belly or gut, as some would call it. The lower half of the body consists of usually slim legs, and a smaller derrière/gluts, or tush, in proportion to the rest of the body. In other words, a woman may being dealing with having to purchase two sizes differently with a two-piece outfit: a L (Large) or bigger blouse size, and a M (medium) or smaller skirt or pants size.

The gland that must be stimulated so an Apple shaped person can stimulate metabolism in the upper body is the Thyroid Gland. Overweight Men suffer most with this body type appearance although many Women do as well. (The following is what I have shared with you about the Thyroid Gland in the article, “If You Desire Weight Loss, Support Those Glands!” from my Healthy Living blog.)

And a culprit responsible for weight management (also) is the Thyroid gland. The thyroid is a gland located in the front part of the neck, below the Adam’s apple. The thyroid produces hormones that regulate metabolism and are important in regulating energy, body temperature, basal metabolic rate, the use of other hormones, as well as helping to regulate growth and development. The thyroid gland and the other endocrine organs may play a role in how the body responds to changes in diet and exercise. With increasing age, metabolism naturally slows down. This occurs primarily because of normal muscle mass atrophy and a natural decrease in levels of hormones such as T3 and testosterone. An increase in the production of a hormone called Cortisol, in response to stress, may also impact weight-management efforts. T3, or triiodothyronine, is an iodine-containing hormone produced by the thyroid gland. It is synthesized under the influence of thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) by attaching iodine atoms to the amino acid tyrosine. A lack of proper nutrition can have a negative effect on the thyroid and on metabolic rate. Healthy thyroid status is dependent on the presence of multiple elements necessary for the synthesis and metabolism of thyroid hormones. Irish moss, kelp and black walnut are good sources of iodine. Iodine plays a central role in thyroid function, being both a major constituent of thyroid hormones and a regulator of thyroid gland function. Zinc intake is also important as suboptimal dietary intakes of zinc can adversely affect thyroid hormone function. 7-keto, a metabolite of DHEA, may increase the production of T3, supporting metabolism and weight loss. Cortisol, a hormone produced by the adrenal glands, plays multiple roles throughout the body. In addition to its best-known role as the “stress hormone,” it is involved in glucose metabolism, regulation of blood pressure and in immune function. Cortisol levels naturally fluctuate and are highest in the morning and lowest at night. Bursts of cortisol are also released in response to physical or psychological stress. While small amounts of cortisol have positive effects, research has shown that prolonged elevated cortisol levels are connected with increased amounts of abdominal fat and also cause increased consumption of calories. Nutritional ingredients commonly suggested to counteract the physiological effects of stress associated with elevated cortisol levels include magnolia bark extract, phellodendron extract, holy basil, l-theanine and DHEA. The combination of magnolia bark extract and phellodendron extract has been shown to help curb stress related eating and mild anxiety.

The Pear shaped body is distinguished when a person’s most weight is below the waist (lower body weight gain). This includes minimal to moderate abdominal fat, and excessive fat stores around hips, and legs which may include an appearance of cellulite and even possibly varicose veins. The upper half of the body consists of usually small to average breast size, moderate to slim arms, and usually a slim neck and face in proportion to the rest of the body. In other words, a woman may be dealing with having to purchase two different sizes with a two-piece outfit in the following manner: a L/M (large /medium) or smaller blouse size, and a XL/L (extra large/large) or smaller skirt or pants size.

The Pear shaped body requires that a person stimulate and nourish a sluggish Liver and correct the hormonal imbalance of estrogen dominance. The liver is the filter of blood, the filter of fat and the filter of hormones. If the liver is overloaded, toxic, and exhausted, it cannot burn fat stores the same as when it is functioning properly. In the US, the staple diet high in calories, alcohol, sugar and fat, has the large majority of people suffering with liver malfunction. And even if your liver is healthy, it is crucial to maintain it fortified so it can handle exposure to drugs, toxic chemicals, GMO’s, solvents, food chemicals, pesticides and food additives. A combination of herbs that stimulates the Liver to metabolize lower body fat and help with bringing the body back to proportion is Cellu-Smooth.

The Oval shaped body is one that has weight gain fat stores generally evenly distributed all over the body. In this case, the focus must be on the organs and glands specified for both apple and pear shapes. Use the above recommended supplements combined to metabolize fat stores and achieve weight loss all over the body.

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Headaches & Migraines, Persistent & Debilitating

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Newly updated March 21, 2016.

NSAID drugs like ibuprofen and aspirin send 76,000 people to the hospital and kill 7,600 to 8,000 per year. These are the main pain killers people use on a regular basis to help alleviate headaches and migraines.

These medications (in reality, all medications) eventually damage the liver with time also. And the main cause of headaches and migraines is a congested and overloaded liver. If liver congestion/liver overload is one of the main causes of migraines, are you truly correcting the problem with the above mentioned medications? It’s time for a new natural healthier method.

To prevent further persistent, debilitating headaches/migraines, cleanse and support the liver, and increase oxygen and blood flow to the brain. To achieve this, use these three supplements combined for minimum 3 months:

HEPATIC SYSTEM PACK

SUPER TRIO

 THAI GO

Eliminate foods that trigger headaches and migraines such as:
-red meat
-chocolate
-fried foods
-Reduce dairy products.

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HEPATITIS – A Modern Epidemic

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Newly updated May 10, 2016.

The severe viral liver infection that has reached incredible epidemic proportions in the US, and now internationally, is Hepatitis. Sadly, many don’t know they have it.

According to WHO (World Health Organization) in a draft published November 13, 2015:

‘Viral hepatitis is an international public health challenge, comparable to other major communicable diseases, including HIV, tuberculosis and malaria. Despite the significant burden it places on communities across all global regions, hepatitis has been largely ignored as a health and development priority until recently.’

WHO also states that currently there are between 6 and 10 million cases of hepatitis. What is the current goal? To eliminate viral hepatitis as a major public health threat by the year 2030.

There are various types of Hepatitis:

Type A: The CDC has stated that well over 1/3 of people in the US show present or past infection of this viral infection passed by contaminated food or through feces and/or blood.

Type B: a viral infection transmitted sexually by dirty needles, semen, blood, saliva, and infects over 350,000 people in the US per year. T

Type C: a virus transmitted post-transfusion and affects close to 5 million Americans, about 250,000 new cases diagnosed each year.

Type D: caused by cytomegalovirus (of the viral group herpes virus) and Epstein-Barr virus.

Non-A, Non-B: also passed by transfusions, these are higher mortality viruses.

Symptoms of  hepatitis include: diarrhea, flu-like exhaustion, severe fatigue, loss of appetite to the point of anorexia, a congested, enlarged, painfully tender liver, dark urine, nausea, gray stools, depression, skin jaundice, irritated bowel, cirrhosis of the liver, digestive problems, abnormal skin paleness, and histamine itching.

How do you contract hepatitis? Over 92% of intravenous drug users are infected. And medical workers are definitely at risk. Conventional medical experts believe that hepatitis may have triggers that haven’t been discovered yet since hundreds of thousands of people with hepatitis C aren’t in any high risk group.

Intravenous interferon therapy has many side effects that can cause depression, infertility, severe fatigue and psychosis. Knowing the side effects of interferon therapy, many use natural alternatives to treat hepatitis with profound success.

I have recommended to patients and clients a natural therapy program that will cleanse the liver of toxins, heal liver tissue, inhibit viral replication, increase immunity and continuously support the liver, the vital organ known as the chemical plant of the body. To help the body heal and fight hepatitis, use the following supplements combined for 3 cycles:

HEPATIC SYSTEM PACK

CHINESE NEGATIVE PACK

IMMUNE SYSTEM PACK