Detoxing helps the body eliminate built up toxins that clog the system, preventing normal function. This is a natural way to cleanse the inner workings of the body. Traditional pharmaceutical based medicine refers to detoxing as quackery saying the body detoxes naturally, in fact the function of the liver is to detox. The largest problem with this theory is our food supply is loaded with chemicals, additives, fluoride, bromine, chlorine, preservatives and other toxic elements. Our bodies can only do so much before the toxic overload overwhelms our systems, throws off the pH of our body, minerals do not get absorbed with malnutrition resulting and basic function ceases to work properly.
Signs of a toxic liver are mood swings, anger, a general display of being uptight, chronic fatigue, malaise as well as others like unexplained tearfulness. The liver is the first organ of detox but if the liver is at maximum capacity the lungs kick into gear for cleansing. This is often evident with breathing issues or bronchial infections especially recurrent episodes.
Many people today are suffering from an overloaded toxic liver, even though they don’t drink alcohol. Many people are suffering from illnesses of the lungs even though they don’t smoke. In fact being diagnosed with fatty liver is becoming commonplace.
Patients who remove all chemical overload both from their food and beauty products then do detoxification methods, receive phenomenal healing results including recovery from autism, bipolar disorder, ADHD, depression, anxiety, brain fog, constipation, diarrhea and more.
Milk thistle is an herb that regenerates the liver three times faster than normal function. It helps with anti-aging. Thistle aids the liver, kidney and gall bladder. The University of Maryland Medical Center says, “Several scientific
studies suggest that substances in milk thistle (especially a flavonoid called silymarin) protect the liver from toxins, including certain drugs such as acetaminophen (Tylenol), which can cause liver damage in high doses. Silymarin has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, and it may help the liver repair itself by growing new cells.”
WebMD says, “Milk thistle seed might protect liver cells from toxic chemicals and drugs. It also seems to have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects. Milk thistle plant extract might enhance the effects of estrogen.”
They go on to say, “Some people use milk thistle for diabetes, hangover, diseases of the spleen, prostate cancer,
malaria, depression, uterine complaints, increasing breast milk flow, allergy symptoms, and starting menstrual flow. In foods, milk thistle leaves and flowers are eaten as a vegetable for salads and a substitute for spinach. The seeds are roasted for use as a coffee substitute.”
reported beneficial effects in arthritis, allergy, asthma, atherosclerosis, heart disease, Alzheimer’s disease, diabetes, and cancer might be due in part to its ability to modulate the immune system.”
The NIH lists 24 different studies showing the medicinal benefits of curcumin, the active aspect of turmeric and the medicinal effect of reducing inflammation and supporting healing within the body.
*Curcumin seems to delay liver damage that can eventually lead to cirrhosis, according to preliminary experimental research at the Medical University Graz in Austria. *Kansas State University research found that adding certain spices, including turmeric, can reduce the levels of heterocyclic amines — carcinogenic compounds that are formed when meats are barbecued, boiled or fried — by up to 40 percent.*Rodent studies at the University of Texas indicate that curcumin inhibits the growth of a skin cancer, melanoma and also slows the spread of breast cancer into the lungs.*Researchers from the University of South Dakota have found that pretreatment with curcumin makes cancer cells more vulnerable to chemo and radiotherapy.
*Epidemiologists have hypothesized that the turmeric that is part of daily curries eaten in India may help explain the low rate of Alzheimer’s disease in that country. Among people aged 70 to 79, the rate is less than one-quarter that of the United States.
Vitamin C is famous for reducing inflammation and supporting the adrenal glands.
News Medical says is is a powerful antioxidant with, “Dehydroascorbic acid, the main form of oxidized vitamin C in the body.” It has also shown to reduce neurological deficits and mortality.
It is most important to take vitamin C in food form like acerola (like this affiliate link) or sauerkraut (click here to read more). Synthetic vitamin C is frequently proving to not be absorbable, carries GMO factors like corn fillers which perpetuate bad bacteria overgrowth in the gut and strain the system. Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride, famous for healing auto-immune disorders, sites a case where a friend acquired scurvy while taking copious amounts of vitamin C capsules.
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*Nourishing Plot is written by a mom whose son has been delivered from the effects of autism (asperger’s syndrome), ADHD, bipolar disorder/manic depression, hypoglycemia and dyslexia through food. This is not a news article published by a paper trying to make money. This blog is put out by a mom who sees first hand the effects of nourishing food vs food-ish items. No company pays her for writing these blogs, she considers this a form of missionary work. It is her desire to scream it from the rooftops so that others don’t suffer from the damaging effect of today’s “food”.
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