It is Time to Clean Your House!
by Mary Louise;Town Jaqua, Health Minister.....4-5-15
Forget the mops, pails, and rubber gloves, and go grab the
citrus fruit, greens, and garlic, for it is time to clean the inside
of your body! Yes, just as a house needs to be cleaned, the
body is a living place that must be cleaned, also. While most
people give diligence to cleaning the outside of the body,
more important is the cleansing of the interior. Removing
accummulated waste from body cells, tissues, and organs is
a necessary process in order to achieve superior health!
Everyone knows that a dirty house is not a healthy environment.
If no one vacuumed, dusted, cleaned the sinks and toilets, or
took out the trash, the house would quickly become uninhabitable.
Likewise, the human body responds unfavorably when toxins
build up inside. Toxins result when
- individual cells turn nutrients into energy via the
manufacturing process, producing by-products
- the body is exposed to polluting agents in the
environment, i.e. in the air, water, or ground
- the body is fed poor or inferior food
- pharmaceutical drugs are consumed
- vaccines are injected into the body
Toxins are poisons, and if they are not removed, they
become potential health risks, i.e. sickness and disease
in the making. These poisons are largely identified as
man-made chemicals and assorted heavy metals which
invade the body for the sole purpose of destroying it.
Parasites are also foreign invaders that are a toxic threat,
since they pollute the inner environment while sucking the
life out of the body. To protect and preserve the body's
well being, it is thus imperative to eliminate interior poisons
through a process called detoxification or cleansing.
Detoxification means cleaning the blood. This is done
by removing impurities from the blood in the liver, where
toxins are processed for elimination. The body also
eliminates toxins through the kidneys, intestines, lungs,
lymph nodes and skin. However, when this system is
overloaded, impurities aren't properly filtered and every
cell in the body is adversely affected.
Symptoms of a toxic body
The appearance of assorted health issues is often a sign
that the body is overburdened, aka polluted, and needs
to be cleaned out. Much like a car needs a periodic tune
up or an oil change, the body begs cleaning, too. A sluggish
liver and elimination system cause toxins to circulate and
recirculate in the blood. Hence, once the blood is purified,
cells, tissues, and organs can begin to function normally.
Common signs of a toxic overload include (but are not
- Unexplained fatigue
- Sluggish elimination
- Irritated skin
- Low-grade infections
- Puffy eye or bags under the eyes
- Menstrual problems
- Mental confusion
- Negative emotions
Cleansing: the benefits
Reading the body's alarm signals and helping it
naturally cleanse itself brings beneficial results.
Cleansing supports the body's well being by:
1. Resting the organs
2. Stimulating the liver to eliminate toxins
3. Promoting elimination through the
intestines, kidneys, lymph system, and skin
4. Improving circulation
5. Refueling the body with healthy nutrients
Many health problems are commonly resolved by
simply cleansing the body, proving that a clean
body promotes superior health. As toxins are
eliminated, the body responds with increased energy,
improved clarity of mind, emotional stability, balanced
weight, and more.
Cleansing: Where to begin
There are many ways to naturally cleanse the body.
Likewise, there are countless programs, methods,
products, and approaches that can effectively
eliminate toxins such as juice fasts, smoothie
cleanses, detox diets, colonics, enemas, oil
pulling, clay foot baths/baths, herbal cleanses,
charcoal drinks, body brushing, etc. While protocols
differ, basic principles of cleansing remain the same:
1. Improve your dietary choices:
- Incorporate more fresh, raw fruits and
vegetables (preferrably organic) into your
diet. Beets, radishes, artichokes, cabbage,
broccoli, spirulina, chlorella, and seaweed
are excellent elimination foods. Natural fiber
found in fresh foods aids the elimination
- Eliminate common sources of toxicity such
as alcoholic and caffeinated beverages,
processed and animal-based foods,
refined foods, wheat, and tobacco.
- Drink at least two quarts of purified
(preferrably distilled) water daily. Distilled
water pulls out toxins from the body. Add
fresh lemon juice to accelerate cleansing.
- Drink herbal teas to facilitate cleansing,
i.e. green tea, dandelion, ginger
- Eat fermented foods such as sauerkraut,
kimchi to aid intestinal health
2. Improve your lifestyle choices:
- Breathe deeply to increase oxygen intake
and improve circulation
- Dry-brush your skin
- Take detox baths or foot baths
- Sweat in a sauna to aid elimination through
- Get plenty of rest
- Learn to relax
- Avoid obvious environmental toxins,
including second-had smoke
- Avoid negative thinking
- Avoid negative relationships
- Avoid stress
3. Increase exercise
- Engage in a daily exercise routine that
causes the body to perspire. The skin
is the largest elimination organ in the
body. A good sweat pulls out toxins.
- Take a brisk, 20 minute walk daily
- Begin a stretching routine
Cleansing: What to expect
As the body is actively dislodging and expelling
toxins, discomfort can result. While this discomfort
is temporary, it is common to experience symptoms
- Stomach ache
- Skin eruptions/rash
- Clogged sinus
- Emotional stress
Though adverse, these symptoms should be
regarded as a good sign that the cleansing
process is working. A clean body is in the
making! As toxins leave, it is not uncommon
to have putrid body odor and/or bad breath.
Such is the nature of poisons, often identified
as residue from pesticides, herbicides, and
chemicals that are found in certain foods,
pharaceutical drugs, air/water/environment.
Cleansing: how much, how long
The amount of toxic build up in the body
determines the length of the cleansing process.
How best to approach cleansing thus becomes
a personal choice and experience. While improved
diet, lifestyle choices, and proper exercise naturally
engage the cleansing process, they do not necessarily
eliminate the need for a periodic cleansing. Some
health professionals recommend monthly maintenance,
while others suggest a bi-annual cleanse of the two
major filtering organs: the liver and kidneys. Studies
show that most people have an average of 100 gall
stones, so cleansing the gall bladder to expell stones
is recommended. A whole body cleanse, especially
the intestinal tract, should be done periodically to
maintain the integrity of the digestive system. Some
cleanses need to be repeated until the desired goal
Because uncomfortable side affects often accompany
a cleansing program, some people elect to abort a
cleanse. While such a decision is understandable,
stopping a cleanse prematurely negates its effectiveness.
Thus it is sometimes wise to cleanse the body in short
rather than long episodes. Nevertheless, individual
discretion/preference is advised.
Aiding the body in the cleansing process can be
achieved with herbal supplements such as
- Burdock- works on the excretory system to
release toxins; purifies the blood and facilitates
the elimination of toxins through the skin
- Nettles- a highly nutritious plant that decreases
- Psyllium- helps remove wastes from the intestines
- Dandelion- a natural diuretic that cleanses the
blood and helps kidneys excrete water and salt.
Also supports liver, gall bladder, and intestines.
- Milk Thistle- helps repair liver cells damaged by
toxins; encourages liver cells to create more bile
which aids digestion and absorption of nutrients.
Herbal laxatives can also effectively eliminate toxins.
Likewise probiotics can aid in the cleansing process
by replenishing healthy bacteria in the gut. Herbal
formulas for various cleansing applications, including
parasites, are available on the market, though personal
research and discretion is advised.
For many people cleansing the body is a strange
idea of which they want no part. To them the notion
that the body periodically needs an internal house
cleaning is sheer poppycock. Such is the perspective
of those who yet remain unenlightened concerning
how the human body works.
Before the Hallelujah Diet came into our lives, we at
The Living Way were introduced to the concept and
benefits of cleansing through a publication entitled,
Cleansing or Surgery. The title alone convinced us
that we were cleansing candidates. Thus, we cleaned
out our kidneys, liver, gall bladder, intestines, and our
whole body. These cleanses took a few months to
complete, but when we finished, each of us felt a
marked improvement in our health, namely increased
energy, mental clarity, lightness of being, and greater
emotional strength. After the cleanses, I personally
lost my appetite for eggs, dairy, and most meats.
Little did I know that I was being prepared for the
For almost twenty years now, I have been on the
Hallelujah Diet, the last fifteen of which I have been
eating 100% raw, organic foods. Given my healthy
diet and lifestyle, I am often asked if I still cleanse.
The answer is yes. Depending on daily wear and tear,
the body periodically needs a 'tune-up.' Cleansing
revitalizes the blood and cells, essentially 'rebooting'
the body for better performance.
No matter the approach, cleansing the body is a
worthwhile experience that supports total well being.
Furthermore, it proves the body's remarkable, innate
ability to heal itself, often resolving even chronic
and life-threatening conditions. Given the right diet
and life style choices, the body naturally corrects
imbalances and finds its proper weight. No surgery,
pills, or medical modalities are needed. Resolving
health problems could not be simpler. Discover
the wonderful world of wellness by cleaning
your house today!
I will give thanks unto thee;
for I am fearfully and wonderfully made:
Wonderful are thy works; And that my
soul knoweth right well.
References and further reading-
28 Simple and Natural Ways to Detox Your Body
10 Ways to Detoxify Your Body
15 Foods that Naturally Detox and Cleanse the Body
Cleanliness is next to godliness
Being clean is a sign of spiritual purity or goodness.
This phrase was first recorded in a sermon by
John Wesley in 1778, but the idea is ancient,
found in Babylonian and Hebrew religious tracts.
It is still invoked, often as an admonition to wash or clean up.
Cleanliness is Next to Godliness
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Intestinal Colon Cleanse Lemonade Diet Tooth Cleanse
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