Organ Detoxification In a Toxic World
PROTECT YOUR ORGANS FROM YOUR OWN KITCHEN—STARTING TODAY
By Roni Deluz ND, RN, Ph.D
We are fortunate to live in a world that offers us so many opportunities and resources to live a healthy life. Many of us think we are healthy, but even someone who eats right, exercises and manages stress is exposed to toxins and needs to detoxify their five organs. Our environment is full of contamination, to the extent that chemicals have flawed our diets. Our water supply has been extremely compromised by industrial waste. We’re at a point where nothing pure exists.
Toxins are all around us in the food we eat, the water we drink, and in the air we inhale. Harmful toxic substances include heavy metals, pesticides, addictive materials, and poisons. Toxins are harmful and our bodies are not able to remove these poisonous elements quickly enough.
How do you know you’re toxic? Many symptoms indicate your body is holding toxins, such as depression, stress, fatigued, insomnia, body odor, skin problems, weight gain, breathing problems, mental fog, a white or yellow tongue, rashes, watery eyes, bloating and passing foul gas. If you have any of these symptoms, then it’s time to listen to the information your body is giving you!
By taking simple actions to detoxify, you can prevent illness and might even save your life.
Here are few easy natural kitchen remedies for the five organs that require detoxifying.
The liver is responsible for many essential functions in addition to blood detoxification and purification. The liver is under attack by our toxic lifestyle; here are several important ways we can help detoxify it. First, adequate intake of water enables the liver to filter out excess toxins and function efficiently so you feel better. Add lemon to your drink, as lemon juice can stir up the liver’s production of bile, which helps to discard toxins. Drink dandelion juice and tea—they’re rich in antioxidants that assist the function of the liver by reducing fat deposits within the liver, and they increase potassium to help rid the body of excess fluid.
LIVER DETOX SMOOTHIE
1 cup of dandelion greens
1 cup of chopped pineapple
1 cup of unsweetened almond milk
¼ teaspoon turmeric
Blend until smooth. You may add ice or Stevia to taste.
The main job of the kidney is to cleanse the blood and help keep the body hydrated. The best way to cleanse the kidney is by drinking therapeutic water. You can make it yourself and its powerful. In 8 ounces of water just add one of these ingredients: One whole lemon, ¼ cup of organic fresh crushed cranberries, or one tablespoon of Apple Cider Vinegar. Or you can add ½ inch of ginger root to warm water for tea. Make sure to drink your therapeutic water three times a day to help clear out the urinary system and help the kidneys to do their job. Note: parsley juice increases the frequency of urination and helps flush out bacteria within the kidneys. Green apples can also help the kidneys to maintain acidity in urine, which can prevent growth of bacteria and improve kidney function.
Did you know that your state of the health is equivalent to the state of health of your colon? The colon’s primary jobs are absorption of water and minerals and elimination of toxic waste. It contains microflora bacteria to aid digestion and help the immune system. To receive the nutrients you need for a healthy colon, include the following in your life: coconut, kefir, garlic, ginger, activated charcoal, fennel, and fiber. For a detox drink, take an ounce of aloe vera, which helps to lubricate the colon, alkalize your body and keeps the bowels moving. It is better to drink aloe at night on an empty stomach. I am also a fan of colonics and coffee enemas during a detox.
Lymphatic System Detox
The lymphatic system lies underneath the skin and that’s why it’s considered your largest organ. The lymphatic system carries lymph that is like blood plasma. It is responsible for cleansing toxins and safeguarding the body against harmful invaders. It is an important part of our immune system. To detoxify your lymphatic system, drink 8 ounces of warm water with ¼ cup of lemon juice, a dash of cayenne pepper, and a pea’s size of fresh ginger for tea. Drink this first thing in the morning.
The lung organ is considered a detox organ because it mainly evacuates toxins in the form of carbonic gas. It may also excrete phlegm. Healthy membranes of the alveoli in the lungs do not let solid waste penetrate. However, due to constant irritation by infectious microbes and other irritants, the alveoli may become porous and act as an emergency exit for toxins that the liver, kidneys and the intestinal tract failed in eliminating. The best delicious detox drink for lungs have potent antioxidants such as acai berries, blueberries, cranberries, blackberries and ginger. This combination of berries and ginger has anti-inflammatory properties, and ginger can help clear the lungs naturally. These antioxidants fight free radicals which are derived from environmental toxins and cigarette smoke, to name a few.
It’s okay to detox one organ at a time or do all at once. There is no hard, fast rule.
Here’s an example of how you can fit all the detoxes into one day:
Breakfast: berry antioxidant
Mid-morning: liver detox smoothie
Noon/lunch: all veggies juice or soup
Midday: kidney therapeutic water
Dinner: more veggies or soup
After dinner: lymphatic therapeutic water
Bedtime: colon elixir aloe vera
Detoxification can be complex. We now know that our body has its own purifying systems that try to do their work efficiently to rid our body of a host of toxins. At the same time, our body must keep our organs from reabsorbing the “dirt” that has to be eliminated. You were given some easy but effective ways to detox your organs. There are many other ways, such as herbal cleanses, supplement protocols, oxygen or ozone therapy, elimination devices, sauna capsules, colonics and IV flushes. It is recommended that you consult a practitioner when you do them.
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