For the past couple of months my body has been sore, achey, like I have the flu constantly. I wrote a blog a few back on acidosis. This focused on acidity in the bloodstream. Yet this morning when I woke up I had the title for this blog swimming in my consciousness..not for the first time.
After 2 weeks of detox, including 2 hours of body treatments daily, yoga, meditation and blood purifying herbs and an easily digestable diet, my body has given up the aches. My lymphs feel like they’ve drained..water retention has gone, tissue feels relaxed. Even my neck is less stiff. And I still have one more week to go.
Dispelling the toxins has allowed my mind to function with a little more clarity.
Why does the body succumb to disease?
From a physiological view, bacteria, fungus, virus or protozoa enter the system. They attach to cells and multiply. If the bodys natural defence systems can’t overcome the invasion, the body succumbs to disease.
When does the sickness become serious illness?
Serious illness does not happen overnight. Its not like an accident where force or a Godlike event intervenes. It takes time for acidity and toxicity to build up in the body. It takes time for tissue, cells, blood and bone to become contaminated.
As soon as the system is unbalanced ie moving away from homeostasis, the body compensates in a million and one different ways to move back to its equilibrium.
Overwhelming disease occurs when the blood and lymphatic system are flooded, the immune system is shot and hasn’t enough soldiers standing to hold the frontline. The endocrine system is confused and can’t produce the correct levels of hormones let alone secrete them. Its like an orchestra without a conductor. All because the conductor ie THE MIND cannot do its job with the disharmony created. Every organ is playing its own tune and the melody is shattering.
Ayurveda protocol for serious disease
Rejuvenation to preserve life
Balance the doshas to strengthen the patient and weaken the disease
Panchakarma to purify the system
Removal of emotional cause of the condition when the patient is ready for it (theta healing)
Mopping up the mess
…So the body is out of balance?
…Then we add in MORE aliens ie medicine to fix it…(whether it be pharmaceutical or herbal)
The medicine does it job, but in the process of all the little micro organisms dying, toxic refuse and evacuated debris is stuck in suspension…
The body experiences the die off effect.
The die off prolongs feelings of illness. The body can’t rebalance itself enough to continue healing until its mess is ‘mopped up’
Some ways to do this :
Skin brushing and scrubbing. Most toxins leave via the skin, usually resulting in outbreaks and a layer of scum.
Bentonite mud body pack (or bath). Mix bentonite with water to make a mud. Have fun applying. Leave on for 15-30 minutes before showering.
Oil pulling. An old practice of swishing coconut or olive oil in the mouth to remove toxins.
Massage specifically Lymphatic drainage.
Epsom salt baths – a handful of epsom salts, a couple tablespoons of baking soda and a few drops of essential oil.
Colonic hydrotherapy/enemas to empty the GI intestines of buildup, old and new.
Liver cleanse and flush. Usually toxins ‘backflush’ to the liver which is already overloaded. The liver also holds negative emotions.
Beneficial bacteria – Replace flora in the gut with probiotics.
Hydrate – lots of ginger tea, some room temperature lemon water.
Diet of whole/superfoods, lots of leafy greens. Or in the case of rejuvenation programs, easily digested meals.
Detoxifying supplements – add a few to your food. Eg Bentonite, zeolite, psyllium, linseed, aloe vera, wheatgrass, chlorella, spirulina, turmeric, moringa, noni.
Herbs and adaptagens
Hormone balancing – Maca, shatavari, dong quai, ashwaghanda, rhodiola.
Gut cleansers – oregano oil, diatomaceous earth, castor oil.
Blood purifiers – bitter herbs like dandelion, red clover, burdock, yellow dock, echinacea,
chaparral, goldenseal, mistletoe, sheep sorrell, cats claw, bloodroot, cayenne (most of these have strong cancer killing qualities). Pau d’arco.
Ayurvedic: Manjista, Neem, Bhumi-Amalaki, Guduchi, Kutki
Adaptagens – Maca, gingseng, rhodiola, ashwaghanda, chaga or reishi mushroom.
Antioxidants – olive leaf extract, glutathione, beta-carotene, vitamin C, A, E, zinc, selenium.
Ghee, activated charcoal to bind to toxins and help them leave the body
Sweating. To open channels and help expel toxicity through the skin.
Yoga. To connect the mind and body. To stimulate energy flow. To stimulate the lymphatic system. To release emotions stuck in the body.
Meditation. To still the mind allowing it to relinquish its hold on chaotic and confusing signals to the body. To create space for healing.
Nourishing treatments – oil massage, facials and pampering to feed the Soul.
Rest and sleep – minimum of 6 hours of sleep a night.