by Bill Haggard, All About Health
Detoxification is More Important than Nutrition
We live in a very toxic world. We breathe global stench, all of our water sources are polluted to varying degrees, our food is loaded with various chemicals and many of our work environments are hazardous to our health. Many of our thoughts are toxic; our negative emotions are harmful and if not restrained, controlled and appropriately resolved, they cause harm not only to ourselves, but also to others.
Emotions such as anger, hate, rage, resentment, vengeance, bitterness, fear, worry, anxiety, panic, etc., all produce ACID (or you might say poison), that needs to be cleaned up, neutralized or removed.
Acid eats away at things, destroying and dissolving. What can it destroy in your body? One thing is the valuable myelin sheath that covers our nerves, bones, cartilage, muscles, tendon and organs. An acid environment supports and aids in the overgrowth of candida, fungus, harmful bacteria, viruses, parasites and yes, even cancer. How do I know if my body is too acidic? Indications are many but some include tiredness, exhaustion, chronic fatigue, inflammation, over-heating, aches and pains, bloating, constipation and diarrhea, gout, bone spurs and more.
Viewing the body as a storage container, it has limits. When the maximum is reached, there is nowhere for the excess to go. It will overflow, making a mess. We begin collecting toxins at birth, from parents, grandparents, etc. Depending on how they lived will determine what gets delivered to you. If they enjoyed a healthy, balanced life, full of good choices, lived long and productively, your chances are good – in fact better than most in doing the same. Being healthy, vibrant, balanced, and productive has a lot to do with choice. In the beginning, choices are made for us by our parents, our tribe, our culture, our peers. At some point, we begin making our own choices.
When our choices provoke toxic accumulation and ultimate overload, symptoms surface, most often causing us to seek a doctor for advice. In general, the symptoms are treated and the focus, the cause, is overlooked or not investigated.
This toxic accumulation from birth to the present results in the body’s overload, break down, discomfort and disease. Diet, nutrition, supplementation, bodywork and natural therapies alone or in tandem, will not totally eliminate the problem. Assisting the body in the ridding of toxins is key! Enemas, colon therapy (“colonics”), saunas, salt and soda baths and fasting all help.
Beginning a healthier lifestyle might cause you to feel sick at first, as the body starts the process of moving the ‘garbage’ out. When you have bodywork, afterwards you are instructed to drink plenty of clean water. That’s because the toxins that were buried in the muscles and connective tissues are liberated. The water will dilute the toxins, making their exit easier than in a concentrated state.
In my own healing journey, I learned the importance of detoxification and the role the colon played. I always scheduled a colonic following a bodywork session, acupuncture, chiropractic, chelation, herbal detoxing or fasting. The body wants to be well and needs help getting rid of the buried toxins.
Most toxins exit the body through the colon, kidney/bladder and the skin. When the colon can’t handle the overload, it will shut down and divert some of the excess to the kidney/bladder. When the kidney/bladder gets upset due to toxins, you may feel pain or pressure in the lower back area. You may experience a urinary tract infection (UTI), or you may encounter skin irritations or breakouts.
Weekly colonics are recommended for some, monthly sessions for others, seasonal colonics for healthier clients. Enemas are helpful, and a colonic will clean out probably 30 times more than an enema, with less mess.
Here is a gentle suggestion to reclaim your health from the inside out. Take care of your colon and it will take care of you.