Detox! De-junk Your Body I
Malignant growth or growths in a cell and the illnesses caused by those growths - this is cancer simplified. Known as neoplasms (new growth), these cells, which reproduce at will, compete with normal cells for energy and nutrition.
Two known characteristics make cancer life threatening:
1. It invades tissue and spread into vital organs. When this happens, cancer cells then compress, obstruct, or destroy the vital function of the organ.
2. As cancerous tumors attach themselves to organs, tissues become oxygen starved. Cancer cells acquire amino acids and nutrients from the organ, hence, the growth of tumor while the rest of the body experiences deficiency and often, wasting.
Most cancer cases have long been linked to faulty lifestyle, the number one offender being diet. Intake of fat, sugar, junk, food, alcohol; and/or ingestion of chemicals in the form of preservatives, pesticides, and additives - all these pile up in the body as toxins. This causes overload, just as waste materials build up at a garbage dump, depending on the amount, frequency, or potency of toxins. Eliminating toxic substances from the body requires cleansing - a process known in contemporary science as detoxification. Below is the list of body organs specifically prescribed for cleansing. These organs are known as THE PRIMARY CHANNELS OF DETOXIFICATION.
This article introduces you to the different organs of the body that one has to give much attention to, with suggestions on organic products that can be used for cleansing; nutritional supplements for maintaining their healthy state; as well as factors or products that should be avoided when under the process of detoxification.
Key organ of detoxification; produces bile, which breaks down fat; purifies blood; puts off toxins
Cruciferous vegetables - cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli, Brussels sprouts and kale are rich in anti-cancer chemical indole-3-carbinol.
Sulfur-containing foods - red peppers, garlic, and onion assist in sulfation (joining of sulfur compounds with toxins to make them benign).
Liver-support foods - artichoke, peas, parsnips, pumpkin, sweet potatoes, squash, yams, carrots, celery, chives, cucumber, eggplant, kohlrabi, mustard greens, okra, parsley.
Copper for breaking down the free radical superoxide.
Magnesium for maintenance of detoxification rate, zinc for enzymatic reactions.
Folic Acid for methylation (regulation of protein function); Vitamin C for detoxifying sulfa drugs and antibiotics.
Vitamin C is best absorbed when combined with bioflavonoids.
Alcohol, drugs, caffeine, nicotine, high-fat food Grapefruit Magnesium
Small intestine - the largest portion of nutrient absorption occurs here.
Large intestine - primary function is waste storage and absorption of water and electrolytes
Fresh apple juice has an abundance of soluble fiber (pectin) that holds moisture. If using commercial variety, choose unfiltered and unprocessed (apple juice is acidic). Collard greens, almonds, dandelion greens, watercress, sunflower and sesame seeds, spinach Hazelnuts, pecans, walnuts, millet, coconut, corn, avocado, Swiss chard
Calcium and Magnesium for muscle contraction, and good bowel tone and activity.
Heightened emotions of fear, worry, anxiety, anger or grief.
Removes water and solutes, helps regulate blood ph and removes toxic waste from the blood
Cranberry, millet, barley, tofu, string beans, black beans, mung bean/sprouts and kidney beans kuzu root, watermelon and other melons, blackberry, mulberry, huckleberry, water chestnut, wheat germ, potato, seaweeds, Spirulina, chlorella, and black sesame seed.
Nettles is a kidney tonic
Magnesium citrate slows down crystalline growth of calcium salts
Toxins in air, food, water, and soil
Alcohol, marijuana, cocaine, coffee, tobacco
Too much sweet flavored foods, too much protein, heavy metals such as lead, mercury and aluminum