Cleansing has always had a place among humans, throughout all ages and cultures. For thousands of years, body purification has been a part of our rituals for health and well-being. It was also used in ancient times as a way to reconnect with God.
Diets have just been in vogue during the last 150 years or so. You can look at the word diet in different ways. It has that painful reference to cutting way back on all the foods you love. It also can refer to a set of foods you allow yourself to consume without limit.
Recently diet products and supplements have turned into diet “systems”. Diet products used to just burn fat or boost your metabolism so you burned more calories. They were fat burners. Now diet systems involve a cleanse portion as well, a metabolism booster and sometimes a natural appetite suppressant like Hoodia.
So, what is the best way to healthy weight loss? Let’s talk about what a colon cleanse can do for healthy weight loss.
Detox or cleansing is a way to clean out all the toxins, environmental pollutants, and wastes from all the drugs, toxins and chemicals ingested into our bodies. Think about all environmental poisoning from just the pesticides, insecticides and other contaminants that are on most of our foods. Think about all the chemicals in our air and water, food additives in processed food, antibiotics and more that we absorb into our cells. These environmental toxins and stresses assault our liver, blood and colon on a daily basis. Our liver removes many of these toxins, but in today’s world our liver is overloaded it just keeps dumping toxins into our colon and blood systems because it can’t take the toxic load we are giving it. Repeated exposure to these toxins, pesticides, and antibiotics can take its toll on the body resulting in suppressed immune systems, unexplained aches, depression, weight gain, loss of memory, and low levels of energy.
“The colon is a sewage system, but by neglect and abuse it becomes a cesspool. When it is clean and normal, we are well and happy; let it stagnate, and it will distill the poisons of decay, fermentation and putrefaction into the blood, poisoning the brain and nervous system so that we become mentally depressed and irritable; it will poison the heart so that we are weak and listless; poisons the lungs so that the breath is foul; poisons the digestive organs so that we are distressed and bloated; and poisons the blood so that the skin is sallow and unhealthy. In short, every organ of the body is poisoned, and we age prematurely, look and feel old, the joints are stiff and painful, neuritis, dull eyes and a sluggish brain overtake us; the pleasure of living is gone.”
- Dr. Bernard Jensen
Healthy weight loss starts with a colon cleanse. If the colon is cleansed on a regular basis it is better able to absorb nutrients into our cells. If our colon is full of compacted old waste it absorbs very little of the actual nutrients we eat. That is why the body keeps telling you that you are hungry and calls for more food. It is a vicious cycle. Healthy weight loss, weight loss that lasts, comes from fine tuning your system, starting with a colon cleanse. A good colon cleanse will eliminate most sugar and salt cravings making that healthy weight loss even easier! To keep your body running in top shape with high energy levels you should consider a colon, liver, blood and kidney cleanse once every three months or once every season. You can also buy some “health assurance” by adding a green superfood to your diet daily. That is what I call a diet!
The more the world is getting invaded by the environmental pollutants; more the people are leaning towards the alternative means of treatments. The detoxification is one of the major therapies that have sparked off hope among the people of disease torn world of today.
The detoxification as process uses a number of tools. Several kinds of herbs are most important among them. These herbs support and enhance the healthy functioning of all the major detox organs like liver, kidneys, colon, skin and lungs for maximum detoxification.
These herbs are often consumed as supplements, but there are many more that are used to prepare detox friendly and tasteful herbal tea. Here re the descriptions of some well known herbs used for making herbal tea.
This is a very well known ingredient to be found in almost all households. The milk thistle seeds are particularly good for lever detoxification. Apart from being used as a protector of entire digestive system including liver, gall bladder and spleen, the milk thistle seeds help you to detox after alcohol consumption.
Another very well known herb is dandelion. It is also a liver friendly herb. Its magical diuretic properties stimulate the liver to eliminate toxins from the blood. The high potassium content makes dandelion a balanced diuretic. It is also good in clearing obstructions from the spleen, pancreas, gall bladder, bladder and kidneys.
This exotic flower has a strong tonical value and had been in use in Egypt for thousands of years as a healer in stomach ailments. It also comes with laxative properties and thus good for colon detoxification.
If you feel congested all the time or suffer from the bouts of cough and cold, drink the tea made with fenugreek seeds. This herb would support your lung by helping expel mucous and phlegm from the bronchial tubes. This herb works magically in healing with lung infection and helps expel toxic wastes through the lymphatic system. When mixed with milk thistle, Fenugreek boosts up liver functions.
We are all familiar with the exotic flavor of ginger, but little we know about the therapeutic qualities of ginger roots. It has a cleansing effect on the bowels, kidneys and skin. It also works as a stimulant for the circulatory system.
You can combine a number of herbs to make your customized detox tea and drink it up in the morning to help the body continue its cleansing process throughout the day for a complete cleanse.