Detox: Body, Mind, Soul
Detoxification is growing increasingly popular these days. It is not only your body you can detox, but there are a number of things in your live that can do with a little detox to make things better and healthier.
Your house, your immediate environment, your mind and your spirit, all these can do with a little help.
So what is detox exactly?
The basic thing is that our body accumulates more toxins in the modern world than its natural detoxification system can get rid of. This system includes your liver, kidneys and lungs.
Every day most of us encounter natural chemicals and other toxic substances that can cause irritation and damage to our bodies. Detoxing can help your system to deal with these toxins. Every cell in your body contributes to the detox process, which is the vital disposal of waste.
Toxins are naturally eliminated from your body through your liver. It converts many of the harmful chemicals you ingest or absorb into water-soluble molecules which then move to your kidneys and colon and then gets flushed out in your urine or feces.
The same way rubbish is left in an overfull bin in the kitchen or outside and not getting cleaned up, it can become a health hazard, so it is when our detox system cannot cope for whatever reason. Unwanted waste builds up in our bodies, which leaves us feeling tired and out off balance and can cause illness.
Our body’s natural ability to detox helps us live with chemicals that we really should avoid, like nicotine and alcohol. We tend to become addicted these and indulge more frequently. As a result there is less energy and nutrients to deal with toxins, this leads to an exhaustion stage which develops gradually as the body loses its reserves and can no longer adapt sufficiently to avoid symptoms. The first signs are the loss of energy; feeling tired all the time without good reason, digestive disturbances and a weakened immune system, which can lead to serious diseases.
Clearing out the toxins
So how exactly does our body deal with these toxins?
Our digestive system is one of the first systems in the line of defence. It breaks down food to release nutrients, regulates what the body absorbs and discharges any waste that is left. Effective elimination of waste from the bowel is essential, as it is one of the roots the liver uses to discharge unwanted toxins from our body.
Our liver is the hero here, the super hero actually, when it comes to fighting toxins. Your really want to take good care of this organ. Each minute it receives about 1.5 litres of blood for cleansing. Most of the food you consume is taken straight into your blood form the small intestines to the liver for detox. Only then is it released for circulation to the rest of the body.
The liver removes dead or abnormal cells, yeasts, bacteria, viruses, parasites, partly digested proteins, artificial chemicals and any other dangerous or foreign particles. WOW, right?
Unfortunately the liver is often the first organ to suffer when our detox system gets overwhelmed. Not only can it no longer perform its detox tasks, but many other symptoms can start happening.
Symptoms that can likely occur are things like poor digestion, bloating, headaches, mood changes, depression and poor concentration to name but a few.
I personally do a liver cleanse two to three times a year. It is amazing how good you feel afterwards and how much more energy you have.
Then again you also need to be mindful of what you put into your body. FIRST, you need to establish a healthy lifestyle and dietary habits, so you have a reserve that your body can draw from to allow your liver to do its job properly.
The lymphatic system
You lymphatic system also plays a major role in detoxing the body. If it is blocked in any way, you will feel the same symptoms and mostly also feel tired. Your lymphatic system is similar to your circulatory system; it runs right through your body and transports lymph fluid that transports infection fighting white blood cells. Your tonsils, thymus and spleen are part of this system. When the lymph nodes are blocked they tend to be swollen and can be felt in your neck, underarms and groin area. This condition can easily be cleared by going for a proper lymph massage, along with a good detox. You can contact me any day for a session or more. It is never cleared up in one session; most conditions need more than one round of TLC and assistance.
Parasite are also a big culprit in our daily lives, they make us feel unwell, tired and bloated. You might think you only get them from your furry friends, but you can even inhale them and get them in many other places, they are all around us every day. It is very important for you and your whole family nd pets to do proper parasite treatments.
Our kidneys also work very hard in this defense line. They filter blood and remove a number of toxins like urea which the liver has changed so they can dissolve in water. Our kidneys work best when we drink lots of water.
The skin is also an important organ which plays a large role in detox. Sweat contains urea and a number of other waist products, some of which are only eliminated thru the skin. As you detox, you will notice that your skin will glow and look younger again with less wrinkles to. Once again I cannot stress the importance of drinking water to help with this detox system of the body.
A good regular Epson salt bath is also very good for Detoxing, at least 30 min max.
There are many ways in which you can do a detox for your body and liver. Although Detoxing appears to be a modern thing, fasting and dietary changes have been used for many centuries to restore the body’s health. If you consider doing a detox, please do your proper research to see what is best for you, or consult your health practitioner. Please remember that you should avoid starting any detox treatment when you are sick.
Change of seasons
You can even detox with the seasons.
Spring provides an ideal time to shake of the winter blues. Summer brings new seasons vegetables and fruits, which are very nice to juice for detox. Autumn is cooler, nice hot cooked food and some ginger and cinnamon in your drinks, always works. While winter is not a time for fasting or Detoxing, because you will need all the nutrition and nourishment to build your immune system to fight off colds and flu.
A clean space
Let’s look at Detoxing your house and environment; you will not obtain the maximum benefit from a detox program unless you reduce the chemical pollution that creeps into your house disguised as cleaning agents, try to buy natural. We are also exposed to several hundred pollutants in a normal house or office. These include Dust, smoke, cleaning products, glues, sprays, airborne bacteria, pesticides etc.
Life without electricity is hard to imagine, all electrical appliances give of electromagnetic energy. Researchers believe this may affect our health. Strong electromagnetic frequencies (EMF’s) can enter your body and interfere with the natural way your body works. This can affect any system in your body, form sleep cycles to your stress levels, immunity and your DNA. Possible problems that can occur include headaches, heart problems, fatigue, digestive problems, sleep disorders and depression.
As a general rule, you can just place it close to where you want the effect. Underneath your pillow if you have trouble sleeping, near or on any electrical device in your home or office to protect form EMF radiation, or you can carry it in your pocket or wear it as a pendant. You even get small ones to stick on you cell phone. There is literally one in every room of my house.
The solution to this problem can be solved by an Orgonite. Orgonites are energy healing devices made from crystal, metal and resin. This idea was inspired by an Austrian psychiatrist Dr W. Reich. These devices are used to provide protection against EMF radiation and to balance and strengthen your energy field.
A breath of fresh air
Ventilating your home by opening a few windows, even if it’s for just a few minutes a day, will improve your indoor air quality. Nothing is as good as inhaling fresh air to brighten your day.
Indoor plants are a great way to clean the air and they are so beautiful at the same time. Plants like the Peace Lilly, Gerbera and Snake plant to name a few.
Detoxing your mind is another important thing to do. Most of us seem to constantly juggle with too many commitments and too little time. Our minds seem to be very busy, would it not be nice to have space in your mind to think about the important things and all the little small unimportant stuff is something of the past. We would make so many better decisions.
The best practice and investment one can do for better mind health and mind detox is the Universal Kabbalah.
Kabbalah is a way of life and will assist you to quite your mind and clear that mind clutter, it will also increase your focus. You can find more information here: http://www.liminalucem.co.za/services/kabbalah/
You can of course also do meditation and yoga for relaxation and quieting the mind.
If you really want to be successful with your detox, it is so important to do it on all levels of life, not only the physical, but also the spiritual side.
At the Modern Mystery School we have a Holistic and Spiritual Reconfiguration to Detox and Purify your Body, Mind and Aura.
Addiction induces loss of clarity and focus of the mind, deterioration of the physical body and builds chemical toxicity.
Spiritual detoxification brings back together the pieces which have been separated.
This healing will help you become whole again, by working with the energetic parts of your body and the DNA, creating regeneration in the cells and restoring emotional harmony.
For more information on this healing you can visit: http://www.liminalucem.co.za/services/drug-detox/
I think your first question to yourself should be: do I feel drained all the time for no reason, even if I sleep well, do I feel kind of sick even though I do not look ill. This will be the start to know if you need to make a plan to detox.
Keeping it natural
Here is a recipe for a natural cleaning agent:
All purpose cleaner
2 tsp baking soda
4 tbsp white vinegar
Place ingredients in a squirt bottle and shake to mix well.
I would love to leave you with these 4 tasty detox juice recipes. No 3 is my favourite!
Happy Detoxing till next time ….
My name is Rica Grové,
I started my journey never really knowing what I wanted to do in life, but I always had this interest in the healing properties of foods and a few years back I really found my passion in life, the natural healing of herbs. Living as natural and healthy and earth friendly as possible.
It is so amazing to know the gifts that nature has in store for us, the medicinal properties of plants that God created gave to us. We must just use it! For century’s people has been using plants to heal. It is my passion and mission in life to know as much as possible of natural healing and the amazing benefits of all the plant medicines and to put it to practice to help heal people and animals in the best way possible. I even started my own range of natural ointments and oils.
Practising alternative healings gives me so much Joy in life. Not just healing the body, but the mind and the Soul. I am also a Life Activation Practitioner & Kabbalist in the Modern Mystery School.
I would love to share my knowledge with all of you who wish to learn to heal yourselves the natural way.
Contact Rica at Rica@LiminaLucem.co.za