For specific DETOX programs go to this page
(Herbal and/or Homeopathic support)
Signs You May Need To Cleanse
Because it can be very difficult to measure the exact toxin levels in our bodies, we need to pay attention to a variety of different symptoms we may have while experiencing a toxic overload. Symptoms that indicate the need for a detox or cleanse can vary greatly. Some common early indicators of exposure to toxic chemicals include fatigue or an overall lack of energy.
If you are getting enough sleep at night, eating right, and not exerting yourself too much physically yet you still feel tired and lethargic, it may be a sign that you need a cleanse.
Another early marker of toxic excess is mild intestinal discomfort including cramps, flatulence, gas, and bloating.
More common and even obvious symptoms that suggest you may need to detoxify include serious and widespread diseases like: Obesity, Diabetes, Heart disease, cancer.
Other issues that indicate a cleanse or detox program is needed may include:
Anemia, Arteriosclerosis, Bacterial infections, Bladder infections, Bone and Joints disorders, Dental problems, Infertility, Inflammation, Kidney stones, Muskulo-Skeleton disorders, Pancreatic dysfunction, Respiratory illness, Sinusitis, Thyroid disorders, Ulcers, Urinary issues.
Other Cleansing Products
Candida Clear is a 14- day cleansing program formulated to help maintain normal balance of Candida albicans colonization.
Certain factors can lead to overgrowth of Candida albicans within the gut and intestinal tract, which involves a host of intestinal and immune system issues.
* Helps to maintain healthy flora balance
* Supports the function of the intestinal and immune systems
* May improve digestion1 energy, mental clarity, and a feeling of well-being
* Is easy to use, portable, and effective
In today's world, digestive problems are prevalent for people of all ages. Plenty of good fiber is essential for good health. In America, the average daily consumption of fiber is about 15 grams less than half of the amount recommended daily for adults.
* Provides very gentle, soothing, helpful support for almost everybody
* Provides nutrients for the digestive and immune systems
* Promotes regularity without harsh fibers or refined sugars
* Is beneficial in the natural elimination of toxins and waste
NSP Para-Cleanse contains spices, herbs, and nutrients that work synergistically to encourage a balanced environment of friendly flora and microorganisms within the intestinal system. A healthy intestinal system benefits the other systems of the body, including the immune system.
* Helps detoxify and remove unwanted foreign invaders and microscopic organisms
* Supports a healthy intestinal flora of friendly microorganisms
* Provides quality, safe, natural, gentle, and effective ingredients
* Is conveniently packaged in individual servings for busy lives
Liquid Cleanse [Intestinal].
This effective herbal cleanse is easy to swallow, no tablets or capsules, and has a pleasant raspberry flavor.
Key ingredients include:
* Aloe vera leaf, which soothes the digestive tract;
* Red raspberry concentrate, which provides a pleasing flavor and antioxidant benefits; * Senna leaves, known for their laxative properties. Senna is used in the medical field to cleanse the bowels in preparation for a colonoscopy.
* Barberry root bark, which soothes the intestinal wall;
* Ginger rhizome, known to support digestion;
* Dandelion root, which helps the liver and gallbladder in removing waste;
* And capsicum fruit, a digestive aid.
* Provides nutritional support to the bowel and liver.
* Promotes regularity in maintaining healthy bowel movements.
When cleansing (or detoxifying the body) it is always a good idea to support the liver with Milk Thistle Combination
For specific DETOX programs go to this page (Herbal and/or Homeopathic support)
THE CLEANSING SOLUTIONS
A good time for cleansing?
How about following Labor Day, New-Year and Easter?
Toxins are all around us, in the containers that carry our food, in the carpet we walk on, in the food we eat and in the air we breathe. Read the National Geographic's article entitled "The Chemicals Within Us" and find out why detoxification is so important (Extracts below).
"Fifty years after the introduction of toxic chemicals into our environment - chemicals originally intended to enhance our lifestyles - we are left to wonder if our lives are truly enhanced. Or are we actually polluting our reproductive health, as well as our children's health with these "life-enhancing" environmental toxins?
The truth is that, today, more than 70,000 synthetic chemicals are used commercially and approximately a thousand more new chemicals are introduced into our environment each year. It's hard to know exactly how many of these chemicals are actually harmful environmental toxins that may damage our reproductive health, as well as our general health and the health of our children. This is especially true when we consider the fact that only a handful of these potential environmental toxins have been adequately tested to determine their effect on humans and other forms of life. "
From Tracee Cornforth - Your Guide to Women's Health.
Even though many health statistics have been improving over the past few decades, a few illnesses are rising mysteriously. From the early 1980s through the late 1990s, autism increased tenfold; from the early 1970s through the mid-1990s, one type of leukemia was up 62 percent, male birth defects doubled, and childhood brain cancer was up 40 percent. Some experts suspect a link to the man-made chemicals that pervade our food, water, and air. There's little firm evidence. But over the years, one chemical after another that was thought to be harmless turned out otherwise once the facts were in (National Geographic).
Toxins & the body
Toxins are discharged from the body by the liver, kidneys, lymphatic system, colon, lungs and skin.
As more and more toxins accumulate in our system, they place severe stress on these organs of elimination. With continued accumulation, the liver, kidneys, and other organs begin to malfunction, causing a weakening of the immune system. The endocrine glands no longer secrete the proper amounts of hormones into the bloodstream - metabolism slows, producing a hospitable environment for illness.
The gradual accumulation of low levels of toxins cannot yet be measured by conventional analytical methods, so many doctors deny their existence. As instrumentation and measuring methods become more sophisticated, such toxic states will be recognized as dangerous.
Read this extract from an article written by David Ewing Duncan in National Geographic
"Modern chemistry keeps insects from ravaging crops, lifts stains from carpets, and saves lives. But the ubiquity of chemicals is taking a toll. Many of the compounds absorbed by the body stay there for years and fears about their health effects are growing. (National Geographic)
My journalist-as-guinea-pig experiment is taking a disturbing turn. A Swedish chemist is on the phone, talking about flame retardants, chemicals added for safety to just about any product that can burn. Found in mattresses, carpets, the plastic casing of televisions, electronic circuit boards, and automobiles, flame retardants save hundreds of lives a year in the United States alone. These, however, are where they should not be: inside my body.
Ake Bergman of Stockholm University tells me he has received the results of a chemical analysis of my blood, which measured levels of flame-retarding compounds called polybrominated diphenyl ethers. In mice and rats, high doses of PBDEs interfere with thyroid function, cause reproductive and neurological problems, and hamper neurological development. Little is known about their impact on human health.
"I hope you are not nervous, but this concentration is very high, Bergman says with a light Swedish accent. My blood level of one particularly toxic PBDE, found primarily in U.S.-made products, is 10 times the average found in a small study of U.S. residents and more than 200 times the average in Sweden. The news about another PBDE variant, also toxic to animals is nearly as bad. My levels would be high even if I were a worker in a factory making the stuff, Bergman says.
The European Union gave initial approval to a measure called REACH "Registration, Evaluation, and Authorization of Chemicals" which would require companies to prove the substances they market or use are safe, or that the benefits outweigh any risks. The bill, which the chemical industry and the U.S. government oppose, would also encourage companies to find safer alternatives to suspect flame retardants, pesticides, solvents, and other chemicals. That would give a boost to the so-called green chemistry movement, a search for alternatives that is already under way in laboratories on both sides of the Atlantic.
In fact I'm a writer engaged in a journey of chemical self-discovery. Last fall I had myself tested for 320 chemicals I might have picked up from food, drink, the air I breathe, and the products that touch my skin, and my own secret stash of compounds acquired by merely living. It includes older chemicals that I might have been exposed to decades ago, such as DDT and PCBs; pollutants like lead, mercury, and dioxins; newer pesticides and plastic ingredients; and the near-miraculous compounds that lurk just beneath the surface of modern life, making shampoos fragrant, pans nonstick, and fabrics water-resistant and fire-safe.
The tests are too expensive for most individuals. National Geographic paid for mine, which would normally cost around $15,000 and only a few labs have the technical expertise to detect the trace amounts involved. I ran the tests to learn what substances build up in a typical American over a lifetime, and where they might come from. I was also searching for a way to think about risks, benefits, and uncertainty -the complex trade-offs embodied in the chemical "body burden" that swirls around inside all of us."
David Ewing Duncan
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