Ralph Havens, PT, OCS, IMTC
There’s a lot we know about detox but there’s a lot we don’t understand about how to help a body detox.
I like to support and shift the ways the body already knows how to detox. Detox is the liver, gall bladder, kidneys and the GUT’s job. So getting those areas healthier is a very good and safe way to detox.
Using food is much safer and more effective in my opinion than trying this or that supplement or drug. Those individual supplements and ways can cause other issues. And the body, your body, can simply do it better.
So how to do this?
* Sweating saunas,
Avoid processed foods and sugar, eating organic, eating good saturated fats to keep membrane walls intact.
Drinking good spring water (fluoride free)
* Eating raw liver . . . (email me and I can how you can do this in an easy and palatable way)
Eating broccoli raw ( activates a compound that is a powerful for detox)
Eating Liver cleansing foods including garlic, turmeric, flaxseeds, milk thistle, lemons, limes, and avocados, stinging nettles, tamarind
Drinking at least two cups of freshly extracted juice will provide you with lots of essential vitamins, magnesium, selenium, zinc and other minerals, amino acids and many more nutrients, which a lot of people are deficient in. Juicing helps to remove nutritional deficiencies faster.
* Quercetin protects heart against fluoride oxidative stress. Some of the top sources of Quercetin to add to your diet include:
Dark cherries and berries (blueberries, bilberries, blackberries and others)
Cruciferous veggies, including broccoli, cabbage and sprouts
seaweed, spirulina & algae, coriander & other herbs
* Blackberry juice counters the oxidative damage of fluoride and also repairs the effects of fluoride liver toxicity.
* Holy or hot basil
Warm baths using additions of 1/2 – 1 cup of (alternating):
Apple cider vinegar
Slowly work up to higher temperatures and longer bath times, as it increases the effect, with the optimal being 30 – 50 minutes at a nice hot temperature. Baths can bring a detox reaction so again, start slowly (5 – 10 minutes), with a quick rinse afterward.
* Iodine Flushes Out Fluoride and perchlorate.
Fluoride is not a heavy metal. It’s a halide in the same family as bromine and chlorine. Fluoride, bromine, chlorine, and perchlorate all bind to iodine receptors in the body and displace iodine.
The best dietary source of iodine is seaweed. Sea vegetables like wakame, nori, kombu (kelp), arame, and dulse are the richest edible sources of iodine. Just one tablespoon of dried dulse flakes contains about 750 mcg of iodine. The government’s daily recommended amount is about 150 mcg.
Other good iodine sources include seafood (salmon, lobster, scallops, cod and shrimp). Cranberries, yogurt, potatoes, strawberries, and navy beans also contain iodine but in much lower amounts.
And always drink plenty of water when detoxing. Divide your weight by two and drink that number of ounces of fluoride-free water each day to help flush the toxins.