This author's purification program sounds a lot like my daily diet. Because it is based on all natural foods and supplements we can encourage our bodies to stay clean year round, and not just at special times when we are 'purifying' ourselves. The basic diet, without the supplements, would be safe and healthy for most people. Special concern should be taken by those taking blood thinners or having bleeding disorders.
down, exude energy, think clearer, digest peacefully, reduce symptoms of chronic
health conditions - it's all yours if you are focused on and dedicated to
unveiling the best version of yourself. Consider a clean out - a purification,
an internal overhaul that exercises your liver, gut and kidneys to breathe new
life into your worn out parts.
Toxins and the liver
The liver is constantly coordinating bodily
functions as it handles blood lipids, glucose, amino acids, vitamin D, thyroid
and other hormone conversions, in addition to the important job of neutralizing
toxins. Toxins lurk everywhere - in our drinking and bathing water (chlorine,
fluoride, Splenda, hormones, antidepressants); in BPA from plastics, cans, and
coating on nonstick cookware; detergents, cosmetics, pesticides, air pollution,
food additives, charbroiled foods, artificial sweeteners, alcohol, perfumes, and
pharmaceuticals. Our liver processes toxins to be eliminated either via the
gallbladder into the bile and out the bowel, or water soluble to the kidney and
out the urine.
Phase I enzymes initiate detoxification, but not all
toxins are neutralized fully in this first step, are considered reactive
intermediates, and are more toxic to the body until handled by the Phase II
enzymes of the liver. Now, if the liver is not functioning to full capacity or
is unable to process the incoming toxic load for elimination, any type of toxin,
including the damaging reactive intermediates, poisons the body tissues and will
be stored in the fat cells.
Supplements and diet recommendations useful in a purification
Whole food supplements, organic foods, high quality proteins, and
herbs supply the anti-oxidants and fuel needed to promote detoxification. Kale
and Brussels sprouts are both packed with flavonoids, sulfur for Phase II
detoxification, and contain glucosinolates that are converted to various
isothiocyanates proven to be cancer preventive in nature and essential for Phase
I and Phase II detoxification. Kale binds with bile acids from the gallbladder
so that fats from the intestine and cholesterol from the gallbladder are
eliminated rather than being absorbed back into circulation. Brussels sprouts
have a rare sulfur compound, D3T, which demonstrates high antioxidant activity.
Buckwheat and buckwheat leaf juice have high phenolic and antioxidant
properties, chlorophyll, amino acids, and rutin which is shown to strengthen
capillaries. A relative to broccoli and Brussel sprouts, Spanish black radish
contains a glucosinolate which is potent in regulating DNA transcription of
Phase I and Phase II enzymes and increasing Phase II enzyme activity. Burdock
root is used traditionally as a diuretic, blood cleanser and prebiotic for gut
health. Milk thistle, with its silymarin component, is highly researched in
respect to its antioxidant (increases serum levels of glutathione and
glutathione peroxidase), anti-inflammatory, and antibiotic properties;
supporting elimination of toxins through the bile; attenuating and reversing
liver cirrhosis and fibrosis; and improving hepatitis. It is also valued for
overall safety, particularly when used in conjunction with other
A purification diet includes eating twice as many fresh
organic vegetables as fruits; grass-fed beef; free-range chicken; wild caught
salmon, cod or sea bass; good fats like olive, coconut, flaxseed and grapeseed;
and 64 ounces of filtered water per day. Dietary fiber, such as soluble apple
pectin, bulks up the stool for better elimination. An omega-3 oil and probiotic
are recommended daily.
Pregnant and breastfeeding women should not
attempt a purification program, and a certified health care provider must assess
all interested patients for current health status and medication use to
ascertain the ability of the organs to handle toxins being released.
Purification programs should work slowly and gently (three weeks) to allow the
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