Toxin Removal and Detoxification
It takes real awareness and dedication to route toxins from our homes, but
hundreds of thousands of allergy and asthma sufferers attest to the fact that when homes are toxin-free, they are symptom-free and can frequently become medication- free.
Purifying the diet with sound nutrition (and appropriate amounts of water per day!) for not only you but also your animals (and yes, your soil, too), is the best start to detoxifying your system from most metabolic waste build-up, but sometimes a little help is needed even there when there has been toxic overload for quite some time.
METABOLIC DETOXIFICATION - Having Louisa Beatty, DC (her husband was
the famous naturopath/chiropractor Herman Beatty) and Hanna Kroeger, a Master Herbalist, as my mentorsback in the early 1960's in Boulder, I learned my lessons well about the necessity of cleansing the inside of the body thoroughly but gently. Harsh cleansers can harm the body greatly. They also were the first people I ran across who believed that various parasite, including liver flukes, had a great deal to do with ill-health; the emphasis on environmental toxins was yet to come.
Along with purifying the diet and using various gentle vegetable juice cleanses (of which I speak in my book Living Energetically), Hanna also suggested the Sonne's products #7 (a Bentonite Clay product) and #9 (psyllium seed product) still available from her herb shop (www.hannasherbshop.com) along with numerous other herbal and homeopathic products for more specialized cleanses and everything else. Dynamite Specialty Products also offers an ultra-pure Bentonite Clay (called Miracle Clay) plus two formulated detoxifiers, Excel and Herbal Tonic, each of which is made and marketed strictly for animal use - although I, and many others, have happily utilized them for ourselves as well as for our animals.
However, one of the best organic/wildcrafted herbal cleansers I have recently found have been those formulated by Dr. Richard Schultze, a Master Herbalist and Naturopath. He has a 2-part cleansing program, Intestinal Formula #1 and Intestinal Formula #2 to be taken only when all the on-line criteria are met. Both of these are in easy-to-take capsule form although his Herbal Detox Tea is very helpful if added to the capsules. Then there is his Liver/GallBladder Tincture which I advise taking only after the other two are well on their way. Do read all about Dr. Schultze's preparations and his complete instructions at www.herbdoc.com/abptoc.asp.
Another cleansing system, from Carol Spenser, M.D., is purported to be even more gentle yet still effective. Go to www.ultimatecoloncleanse.com to learn more.
ADDITIONAL TOXIN INFORMATION