The Importance of Cleansing

Why cleanse? Cleansing is probably the most important and significant way we can improve our health and rid ourselves of disease and disharmony on a root level.

There are over 70,000 chemicals being used in commercial production in the United States. The EPA has classified 65,000 of them potentially, if not definitely hazardous to human health. In addition, six thousand new chemicals are tested in the US each week. There are approximately three thousand chemicals that have been intentionally added to food supplies and over 700 in drinking water. This vast increase of chemicals in our environment, food, and medicine has greatly altered the body’s ability to rid itself of toxins. Many scientists believe it is this toxic overload that triggers many of today’s chronic health problems.

In order to regain our health and maintain it, it’s absolutely necessary to do regular cleansing. The major organs responsible for neutralizing and eliminating poisons and toxins are the bowel, liver and kidneys. Between the toxic environment we live in and poor dietary and lifestyle choices, we are constantly bombarding these organs with more than they can handle. These organs get bogged down and lose their ability to eliminate and neutralize toxins effectively. When this happens, toxins, poisons, chemicals and heavy metals begin to build up in the body. They circulate their way through major organs and body systems, including the brain, where they remain stored for an indefinite length of time causing all kinds of health problems from minor to more serious diseases and often times death.

So where do we begin cleansing? According to Dr. Richard Schulze, the first and most important step for preventing and healing disease is bowel cleansing. You’ve heard it said “death begins in the colon”. Just ask any coroner, as autopsies often reveal colons that are plugged up to 80% with waste material. Colon cancer kills 400% more people than Aids, and actually kills more men and woman than breast cancer or prostate cancer. Medical statistics say that every American will develop some type of colon disease, polyp, tumor or colon cancer in their lifetime. The colon is our primary means of elimination. Without proper elimination, we are subject to these diseases. Many Americans are not eliminating properly due to chronic constipation caused by fiberless diets and unhealthy eating habits. Chronic constipation sets up the perfect environment for parasites to proliferate and disease to take hold. If you are not eliminating two to three times a day, or having a bowel movement after each major meal, then more than likely you are suffering from some form of constipation or sluggish bowel.

You can’t effectively cleanse other organs until the bowel is cleansed and in good working order. If you are constipated and attempt to cleanse the liver or kidneys, you will end up with more toxins circulating in your system because they have no means of leaving the body if the colon is blocked. These circulating toxins can cause serious illness and even death. It’s absolutely necessary to cleanse the colon first.

How do we cleanse the colon? There are many different colon cleanses and products on the market. The most effective and beneficial colon cleanses are all natural and herbal in nature. Pharmaceutical laxatives can cause permanent damage to the bowels and are ineffective in killing parasites or repairing damage to a sick colon. Herbal colon cleanses along with a healthy diet will clear out old fecal matter, kill parasites, and restore the health and integrity of the colon. Regular colon cleansing can prevent many diseases including cancer. If you currently suffer from disease or cancer, colon cleansing (along with liver and kidney cleansing) is a natural and very effective way to rid your body of it.

There are a couple of colon cleanses I recommend to my patients that I have done myself with great success. The first is a product from Dr Natura, Colonix. (Dr Natura products can be ordered through the drnatura.com website.) Colonix is the product I would recommend for most people as it is easy to incorporate into busy lifestyles and doesn’t require a special diet or radical lifestyle changes. While I don’t advocate the continuance of unhealthy eating or unhealthy lifestyles, I find that trying to change everything all at once can be too overwhelming. Unless an individual is suffering from a terminal disease, a more gradual approach to cleansing can be more effective as it allows people to make changes over time for lasting results. The Dr Natura colon cleanse is a great place to start for most people. It is all natural and herbal in nature and incredibly effective. It is a three part system that includes parasite capsules taken first thing in the morning with a large glass of water, followed by an herbal fiber drink fifteen to twenty minutes later, and an herbal tea taken in the evening after dinner. That’s all there is to it. And you continue with your day as normal, eating what you would normally eat for breakfast lunch and dinner. This cleanse is recommended for at least two months, and three months if you suffer from chronic constipation. After completing the two to three month cleanse, it’s recommended to repeat the cleanse each year for a month.

While the cleanse will be effective regardless of your diet, it will be even more effective if the consumption of meats, dairy, sugar and white flour products, and processed foods are greatly limited. These are the foods that plug up our colon in the first place. You wouldn’t put the incorrect fuel in your car, so why would you put the incorrect “fuel” in your body knowing the systemic damage it can cause? As you proceed with this cleanse you will begin to feel the magnificent benefits of having a cleaner colon. The better you feel the more you will be compelled to incorporate healthier eating habits and let go of unhealthy ones, especially if you wish to continue feeling good.

If you are an individual with a terminal or serious disease, more aggressive cleansing will be necessary. In these cases, I recommend doing Dr. Richard Schulze’s colon, liver and kidney cleanses, or his Incurables Program. Dr. Richard Schulze’s cleanses can be found on his website, dr-schulze.com. Dr. Schulze’s cleanses include raw food diets, fresh fruit and vegetable juicing, and herbal teas and tinctures. These cleanses have a long history of success with the most difficult of diseases. I recommend his cleanses for anybody and everybody, not just those with terminal or serious diseases. They are especially good cleanses to do after completing the Dr Natura cleanse. Once you graduate from the “beginner’s” cleanse, I like to introduce people to Dr. Schulze’s cleanses as they incorporate the complete healthy lifestyle and encourage you to change all aspects of your life to support complete total body, mind and spirit health and well being.

Once the colon is sufficiently clean and in good working order we can proceed to liver and kidney cleansing. For this, I recommend Dr. Richard Schulze’s cleanses. I have used these cleanses with great success and so have many of my patients. I usually start with the liver cleanse first.

Why cleanse the liver? The liver cleanses your blood. That’s its primary job. It works around the clock to cleanse and detoxify your blood and acts as a filter to neutralize and eliminate anything and everything you inhale, consume or absorb. The liver has been referred to as our first line of defense. It literally serves as a barrier between what we take into our body and our blood. It blocks harmful substances from getting into our blood. Considering the environment we live in and the foods we consume, our liver is working overtime. In time, our livers become weak and unable to neutralize or filter out toxins properly and these toxins begin to circulate in our systems, poisoning the cells of our body, causing numerous diseases and eventually death. Medical doctors confer that before most diseases develop, the liver was not functioning properly, allowing the disease to ensue.

Doing regular liver cleanses keeps the liver clean and healthy and functioning properly so it can do its job of keeping us clean and healthy and disease free.

After colon and liver cleansing, it’s a good idea to do a kidney cleanse as it is a major detoxifying and eliminatory organ. The kidneys not only help filter blood, but they are responsible for regulating the physical properties and composition of the blood by monitoring the acid-alkaline balance. Many toxins, including heavy metals, are excreted via urine. It’s important to keep the kidneys healthy and in good working order as they too can get bogged down by toxic overload and unhealthy lifestyles.

I recommend Dr. Richard Schulze’s products and the Dr Natura products because they work. I have used them both with great success and so have many of my patients. Through years of research, I have found these to be the most powerful and effective cleanses on the market. I can confidently recommend them to you knowing they will make a powerful difference in your life. I receive no financial incentives from either of these companies. I simply recommend these products because they work!

Cleansing is a very powerful way to regain health and vitality. Below is a list of common ailments and diseases that have responded remarkably well to cleansing.

Colon Cleanse

• Anxiety
• Acid reflux
• Crohns
• Colitis
• Colon cancer
• Colon Polyps
• Constipation
• Depression
• Diverticulitis
• Gastrointestinal disorders

• Hemorrhoids
• Hiatal hernia
• Indigestion
• Infertility
• Irritable bowel syndrome
• Insomnia
• Rectal cancer
• Tumors
• Ulcers

Liver Cleanse

• Anger
• Depression
• High cholesterol
• Heavy metal toxicity

• Hypothyroid
• Infertility
• PMS
• Substance abuse

Kidney Cleanse

• Diabetes
• Kidney stones
• High blood pressure

• Prostate problems
• Urinary tract infections
• Frequent urination

This is just a partial list of common ailments and diseases. In the alternative world of medicine, there is no such thing as an incurable disease. All disease and disharmony can be overcome, and cleansing is a great place to start. Most people will find their ailments and diseases disappear with just these three simple cleanses. For others, repeated cleanses, and major dietary and lifestyle changes may be in order.

During the cleansing process, there are several tools you can utilize to accelerate your progress. One is a healthy diet. You can’t be in good health if you’re eating foods that do not contain enzymes, life force and nutrients. Dead, processed foods cause mucus, toxins and congestion, all of which lead to disease. The second tool is an exercise regime such as yoga, walking, or whatever you prefer. Physical movement is an important part of cleansing. It encourages organs to function better, eliminate more and it speeds up metabolism. Thirdly, incorporating stress reduction techniques into your life is key to lasting results. Massage, acupuncture, and meditation are great tools to help us relax and reduce stress. Our mental and emotional health plays a huge role in our physical well being and vice versa. We must address both to achieve the greatest success. Taking time to do more of the things you enjoy in life is also important.

A Word on Acupuncture

Acupuncture not only helps in stress reduction, it can aid you through the entire process of cleansing. Acupuncture helps to stimulate body systems to function at optimal rates making cleansing more effective. Often times people will have malfunctioning digestive systems that makes consuming raw foods in the cleansing diet difficult. Acupuncture can be used to strengthen this system so you can proceed more easily and effectively through your cleanse. There may be emotional issues that arise through the course of cleansing, and acupuncture can be used to balance those out, making your cleansing journey less stressful and more enjoyable. Often times our organs are so bogged down, it takes longer for them to respond to cleansing. Acupuncture can “jumpstart” these organs to help them function better, making the cleanse more effective. I find the combination of cleansing and acupuncture to be very effective in treating many disorders. Acupuncture makes the whole process a lot easier and smoother as it works on a core level to improve health.

Remember, all disharmony and disease can be overcome. It just takes a little effort on your part. And now you have the information and tools necessary to move forward. Good luck on your journey, I know you won’t be disappointed!