By Donna Randolph
Sherrie Rogers, MD., of Syracuse, New York, one of the worlds leading authorities on environmental medicine states in her book “Detoxify or Die” that toxins are not normal to the body, they are not meant to be metabolized by the body and we do not have the metabolitic machinery to completely detoxify them.
Consequently, the body will have an allergic reaction when it is attempting to reject or expel the toxin or it will store the substance because it does not know how to handle it. Dr. Rogers also states that biopsy studies that were performed by the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) showed that 100% of the people in the study had dioxins, PCB’s, dichlorobenzene and dylem. The PCB’s are one of the most dangerous carcinogens known to man. Hazardous chemicals like these can be found in breast milk in women living in the Artic Circle.
As these toxins accumulate in our body they cause what the scientist calls “the body’s toxic load” or “toxic burden”. At first we “feel a little off”, but soon we become used to it. Then we start popping pills to feel a little better and consider this part of the aging process. We then resign ourselves to the thought that this is the general progression of time.
The FDA tests these substances for their toxic effect individually. No one, not the FDA, consumers or the Government knows exactly what effect consuming hundreds of these toxins on a daily basis will have on the body and, of course, it is impossible to test each person’s exposure to the thousands of new products released on the market each year.
Americans’ unhealthy relationship with food has caused us to gain weight. First of all we eat entirely too much. With 24-hour markets, drive-thru and fast food restaurants, we have access to food 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Most of the food that we consume is so nutrient deficient that the manufacture will enrich it with synthetic additives. These synthetic additives are not handled by the body so they accumulate inside us as toxins. Since most of us do not consume enough nutrients, we are actually starving the body, thus causing us to overeat.
Even though we are often called “the land of plenty” the average American consumes so few nutrients that they are not able to live a full healthy life until they die. Poor nutrition is the major reason that so many people gain weight, lose energy, and end up on the couch at night in front of the television. We are too tired to live our lives to the fullest, planning to have more time when we retire. The sad reality is that most people are too sick to enjoy their retirement after years of toxic buildup.
Professor Michael Pullan, University of California at Berkley, stated in his New York Times best seller “Omnivore’s Dilemma” that because of the over cultivation of the soil of our crop lands we would have to consume between 15 to 20 cups of spinach today to receive the same nutritional value as one cup of spinach in 1950. The nutritional shortfall exists not only in spinach but most of the conventional foods purchased today.
Eating sick food makes us pile on pounds. Many of us stay hungry and crave certain foods no matter how much we eat. It’s not because the body desperately desires ice cream and cookies, instead it is seeking some missing nutrients. The body craves these foods because we have trained it to know it can usually obtain certain nutrients from them, whether they are good for us or not. For instance, if we crave ice cream our body may need calcium, but you never hear of someone craving sardines, broccoli or kale to get your nutrients.
Thousands of artificial flavors, colors, preservatives, pesticides, hormones and anti-biotics are approved by the FDA for use in American foods. To check your toxic level visit this web site Hundred Year Lie.
Adding insult to injury these convenience foods are processed to the point that we cannot recognize the original product, such as fruit processed into fruit rollups and cheese processed into cheese food in aerosol cans. With more preservatives and additives each processed food has less nutritive value. They are also stripped of all or most enzymes and, therefore, indigestible. The digestive enzymes found in our foods break large molecules of food into smaller particles that can be transported by the blood into the cells.
There are three main types of digestive enzymes: Protease, amylase, and lipase. Together they help the body use foods, vitamins and minerals to grow and repair our cells. But as our bodies become more toxic we become less able to produce these essential enzymes.
This problem becomes compounded when we eat processed and devitalized foods that are short on enzymes. The body requires a large amount of energy to digest foods and we often get tired after eating because of this. Over time these enzyme shortages weaken our immune system and cause us to become ill.
It is vitally important for all of us to understand the difference between live food and dead food. Dead food is where the enzymes have been killed by processing. Live food means that man has not altered the food and has not destroyed the natural enzymes. The enzymes are still living and can assist with the digestive process of our body’s enzymes.
Processing food kills the naturally occurring enzymes. Dead enzymes equals dead food. You can not be energetic, vibrant and lively if you eat dead foods. That’s why people experience more energy when they shift from processed to fresh and organic foods.
Over the course of a lifetime as these toxins are shoved into our fat cells and on top of our fat cells, these fat cells get crowded and congested. As they get congested you feel congested. We also develop cellulite, which is garbage stored in the fat cells. It is not supposed to be there and as these fat cells get stuffed fuller and fuller we bloat and our clothes get tighter and tighter. Over time our cells get crowded so closely together that they can not get enough oxygen. In an effort to store more junk, more fat cells are created and they too get crammed full of toxins. As these cells suffocate, the eliminative organs become congested with dead cells and toxins that they are trying to eliminate from the body.
That is why there are so many books on the market about Detoxification. People are finally taking control of their own health and seeking out information on how they can do internal cleanses to live a longer, healthier life. Internal detoxification is often neglected, overlooked or misunderstood by the general public.
Kevin Trudeau has written several books: “Natural Cures They Don’t Want You To Know About”, “More Natural ‘Cures’ Revealed” and his newest one “The Weight Loss Cure”. In each book he spells out steps that can lead a person to a cleaner life. One of his biggest detoxification programs is colonic therapy. His books suggest 15 colonics in 30 days to completely detox the eliminative organs.
Colon hydrotherapy or “colonics” have become popular over the last 20 years and widely used by the movie stars and royalty. But it has just been in the last few years that people are actually talking about it. Mae West started the ball rolling and now Rockin’ Robin Quivers and Courtney Love are boasting that colonics helped them lose weight and regain their health.
When the colon builds up undigested foods, toxins form, pass through the intestinal wall and the DIS-EASE process begins. Gas, belching, constipation, indigestion, food cravings, headaches, fatigue, allergies, yeast and other infections are only a few of the beginning symptoms. These are the signals of an imbalance. In order to facilitate the eliminative process, many people use laxative products. This only serves to propel the waste through the system resulting in weak colon muscles. These weak muscles then begin to rely on the laxatives and dependency develops.
Colon hydrotherapy is an effective, gentle and safe process that uses only pure filtered water to gently bathe the five feet of large intestine. The treatment is performed while the client is comfortably lying on a table draped for privacy. Disposable tubing is attached to the machine and water is slowly and gradually infused into the client through the small tube attached to the speculum. This entire process happens while the client is comfortably relaxing and the waste material is contained entirely within the disposable tubing. It is a closed system, so there are no unpleasant odors or exposed bacterial waste. There is a viewing tube where the client can see the waste product and this allows the practitioner to evaluate the feces and make recommendations to the client after the treatment is completed. Used in conjunction with a nutritional program, this process allows for balance in the system to occur in a natural, safe and effective way. Our goal is to provide a safe space for the client’s process, while practicing respect and reverence at all times. A series of sessions often yields remarkable results.
The amount of treatments is different from client to client and it also depends on what your goals are. For weight loss colonics once or twice a week along with a cleansing diet will not only help you lose weight, but will eliminate the withdrawal symptoms that most people have when they stop eating toxic foods.
For reducing heavy metals from the body a regiment of detoxing herbs and colonics twice a week will keep the toxins from reabsorbing into the bloodstream and speed the detoxification process.
As a general maintenance plan, after the colon is clean, most people have a colonic once a month as part of their total health program. This has a two fold effect of keeping clients reminded of good eating habits and keeps the mucus membrane of the colon wall free of toxic debris
Donna Randolph is a Certified Colon Hydrotherapist and a member of the International Association for Colon Hydrotherapy (I-ACT) at the Advanced Level. She graduated from the International School of Colon Hydrotherapy. Donna is now offering colon hydrotherapy at Carolina’s Natural Health Center. For more information about colonics please call (704)708-4404 to schedule a FREE 15 minute consultation.