You are what you eat. You are what you absorb.
When it comes to cleanses, there are two meanings here. One if you don't supply the body with what it needs to heal your body won't heal and won't cleanse itself on a regular basis. What you absorb refers to whether or not your body digests and takes in the important nutrients you supply, If you have a lack of enzymes or digestive problems you may not be absorbing the nutrition you need. You are also what you hold on to. In cleansing body there are certain chemicals that are not easily released unless they have the proper chelating agents, which means there are certain chemicals/supplements that bind other harmful chemicals to them and then your body is able to excrete it from the body. For example, acetaldehyde which is a byproduct of yeast and alcohol consumption can impair memory. Molybedenum is a mineral which binds this chemical and allows your body to remove it. Dr. Best says his personal experience was "I knew I had a childhood, I just really couldn't remember many details about it ... after I took Molybedenum at 100 micro grams per day for 2 weeks, then 200 micro grams per day for 2 weeks and then 300 micro grams per day for 3 months, I could remember intricate details about my youth back to kindergarten." One word of caution, don't start with 300 micro grams per day right away as your body will have a severe cleansing reaction and may cause pain in your joints.
Secondly, what you absorb also refers to all those nasty toxins and chemicals in the food, air and water. Household cleaning supplies provide a plethora of chemicals which become airborne once you start using them. See TOXINS and there sources. Below are recommendations for cleansing and detoxifying the body. Click the topic to go to that page.
An incredible adjunct to any body detoxification especially for heavy metals.
Information on weight loss.
A long standing cleanse by Stanley Burroughs. This a minimum 10 day fast drinking and mixture of lemon juice, water, cayenne and grade B maple syrup. I recommend getting his small booklet which explains his theory on this cleanse. I personally have done this cleanse more than 1/2 dozen times. Always consult with your physician before taking on a major fast or cleanse.
One of the fastest ways to detoxify the liver and gallbladder, but may be to harsh for you. I have personally done this flush more than 1/2 dozen times. The first time was very rough and by the 4th time had very little detoxification side effects. Always consult with your physician before taking on a major fast or cleanse.
This is a great look at the good fats versus bad fats. Good fats produce anti-inflammatory prostaglandins which reduce swelling and inflammatory conditions. This diet may be wonderful for persons with arthritis, certain heart conditions, anti-cancer and other inflammatory conditions. My father dropped his cholesterol levels in half from high levels to low normal in only one month.
This is a chart of heavy metal toxins, their source, side effects and remedies.
You may feel a bit ill at ease, have diarrhea, nausea and headaches. These side effects can very greatly on how toxic your body is and how fast you are trying to detoxify. More is definitely not always better when detoxifying. Herxheimer reaction is due to excessive detoxifying where the body reacts by having symptoms similar to flu, this usually only lasts for a few hours. You want to avoid this type of reaction. This is because toxins are being released into the body quicker than they are being eliminated from the body and thus in a way is exposing your body to the toxins you are trying to eliminate. If you have this reaction you need to drink more water and decrease the level of detox regime you are doing. Remember it took awhile for your body to accumulate these toxins so give your body sometime to eliminate them. This is not to scare your from detoxifying your body. Heavy metal toxicity can result in debilitating diseases so detoxifying may be in your best interest, but be consistent rather than over zealous.
Cleanses are for short periods of time! You don't want to over do it! Your body also looses some good nutrients and minerals when you do a cleanse or detoxing program, so replenish and take a good multi-mineral and multivitamin support when your done for at least 1 month.
In some cases diseases that are due toxicity may require fast detoxification which is best done under the supervision of a detoxification specialist to avoid any of these complications.
A note on minerals, they are best taken separate from vitamins as they can oxidize and ruin your vitamins; also, take minerals on an empty stomach as you need an acidic stomach to break them down and absorb them. Take vitamins with meals.
Physical healing can also take place on many levels and many different modalities.
Dr. Best began his journey using Reiki and then moved into deep tissue neuromuscular reeducation. After becoming proficient in those areas, Dr. Best became a chiropractor. During his education he also studied Applied Kinesiology (AK) through the ICAK, as he had been helped directly from AK with his own back injuries, having broken his back at the age of 16.
Dr. Best found chiropractic and AK to be the fastest way to help heal physical disturbances in the body. Dr. Best is not your standard chiropractor only manipulating the spine for 5 minutes. Dr. Best utilizes his tools with soft tissue, muscle integration and balancing the muscular and nervous systems. The idea is that muscles move bones and integrating AK with physical adjustments allows the body to maintain its corrections.
Chiropractic adjustments don't have to hurt; in fact they shouldn't. There is no need to create more physical stress when releasing the chronic stress from the body. In some cases people are highly sensitive to touch, in these cases Dr. Best uses low force adjusting techniques like Activator, DNFT and respiratory corrections.
Ignoring the nutritional component in healing can prolong the time frame in which the body heals.
Dr. Best is highly skilled at finding what nutritional deficiencies may be creating or holding on to dysfunction in the body. The cells of the body need the proper balance of nutrients and alkalinity to heal properly.
Certain foods can be inflammatory to your system and may be the underlying culprit to a chronic injury. Dr. Best utilizes and non-inflammatory diet in weight loss protocols, but also where chronic inflammation is a problem in a patient's recovery.
Dr. Best also offer Allcat testing for an in depth look at inflammatory foods.
I found the best illustration of what explains the process in many forms of energy healing was the movie "What The Bleep Do We Know" , as it shows how the mere observation and intent of observer influences the behavior of the atomic structures and molecules. Light was observed to change its nature from a wave to a particle form just by being observed.
In Emoto's work "Messages from Water" we see how the physical structure is water at the molecular level is changed to form different crystal patterns based on intention and the vibration that is carried in words. This has huge relevance in our lives since we are more than 70% water and up to 90% water in the brain; in other words, if we are speaking degrading statements to ourselves we are affecting our own structure. Meditation and prayer also had a PROFOUND effect on the structure of the water.
When it comes to energy healing modalities some common sense still needs to be applied, because we are more than just 'light' energy bodies. We are also composed of denser frequencies of earth minerals which means that we may need healing with more than just 'light' energy, we may need minerals, herbs, medicine, surgery, exercise and chiropractic.