Cleansing & Detox
Here at the Natural Healing Centre, we pride ourselves in providing you with the knowledge and tools required to successfully complete any of our cleansing programs.
Our Naturopaths will ensure you have step by step instructions and any supplements/remedies needed can be purchased from either of the clinics.
Detox diets are extremely beneficial to help cleanse your body from the many toxins we accumulate from everyday life. These include pesticides and other chemicals, impure air, water, medication and general free radical toxic build up which has been linked to cancer.
Whenever the metabolism isn’t able to remove a toxic molecule, it stores it in the body, typically in the liver or fatty tissues. The toxins will begin to flush out as the metabolism
improves. This can be assisted by better nutrition, exercise, improved hormone balance, reduced stress, etc. This “cleansing process” is part of the body’s natural health building process
(The replacement of the cells).
There are several suggestions to assist with the cleansing process;
- Drink plenty of water (purified if possible). Approximately one litre per 45kgof body weight, per day.
- Include foods that are high in fibre, including fresh vegetables and whole fruits.
- Try to eat mainly fresh, whole foods. Avoid processed foods, refined foods and foods containing toxins.
- Reduce your exposure to environmental toxins and pollutants.
- Regular exercise.
- Listen to your body and do whatever you need to stay within a manageable comfort zone. For example enough sleep and relaxation time.
Liver and Gallbladder Cleanse
Cleansing the liver and gallbladder has a huge impact on gaining optimal health. It dramatically improves digestion, which is the basis of your whole health. You can expect your allergies to lessen also, more with each cleanse you do! Incredibly, it also eliminates shoulder, upper arm, upper back pain and knee pains. You will have more energy and an increased sense of well being.
Cleaning the liver bile ducts is the most powerful procedure that you can do to improve your body’s health.
But it should not be done before the parasite program, and for best results should follow the kidney cleanse and any dental work you may need.
You can’t clean the liver when it contains parasites as you may feel quite sick. We suggest completing the three week parasite cleansing program. It is extremely simple, all you need is the 3 in 1 herbs.
Completing the kidney rinse before cleansing the liver is also highly recommended. You want your kidney, bladder and urinary tract in top working condition so it can efficiently remove any undesirable substances. (Only if advised by the practitioner).
Do any dental work first, if possible. Your mouth should be metal free and bacteria free (cavities cleaned). A toxic mouth can put a heavy load on the liver, burdening it immediately after cleansing.
There are 10 drops of “peroxy” in the cleanse recipe to kill bacteria viruses as they come out of the bile ducts, also 10 drops of 3 in 1 Herbs, to kill any remaining parasites. These drops could make you quite ill by themselves, unless you work your way up to this dose ahead of time. Begin taking peroxy 5 days prior to commencing the cleanse.
Parasites are living organisms that are found within almost all living things, including animals and humans. Parasites, also known as worms, depend on other living organisms to survive and derive their nutrition from food ingested by the host (our body).
Although small amounts of parasites may not be directly harmful to the host, they will continue to multiply and can result in problems such as: intense stomach pains, eczema, bloating, itchy nose and waking up tired as if hung-over etc.. Basically, an overall deterioration of your health is the result.
It is because of this that we recommend periodically detoxifying parasites. Approximately three times yearly will assist your immune system to stay efficient, and keep up the good absorption of foods.
Upon your appointment with one of our Naturopaths, you will be given 3 in 1 Herbs to begin your cleansing process.
Cleansing and Lymphatic drainage
This includes mild fasting and cleansing diets. We have a 7 day and an 11 day cleanse that involves using juices and organic vegan foods only.
The lymphatic drainage is done by a light massage concentrated over the lymphatic glands. The lymph fluid is massaged towards the heart and may be repeated at one week intervals. Especially good for women that have had lymphatic glands removed under their arm due to cancer.
The kidney is one of the major organs that benefits the whole body. Once a kidney cleanse is completed, energy in increased along with improvement in fluid retention and many other conditions.
We suggest going on a 2-3 week cleanse. It is advisable to avoid smoking and do regular exercise during this process. Use the kidney cleanse herbs and an excellent cleansing diet. Our Naturopaths guide you through this process.
Following a low-protein vegetarian diet and drinking more water and less tea, coffee and alcohol gives your kidney’s a rest and is good for increasing kidney function.
Cranberry juice is also excellent for kidney stones and bladder infections, along with Marshmallow, Uva Ursi, Celery and other Herbs.
Herbs, Vitamins and Supplements also play a big role in your bodies cleansing process, not only during the cleanse, but also before and after. It is important to ensure you are getting the correct daily requirements to maximise the benefits during your cleanse. This will be assessed on an initial consultation.
Candida Albicans is the name of yeast. Friendly and unfriendly bacteria live everywhere, including in our bodies. Our intestines are full of friendly bacteria that work for us. There is also some yeast present in our intestines. It does not seem to have any beneficial function in our bodies nor does it do any harm if it is in small amounts. The good bacteria keep the yeast from growing into large colonies that could cause problems!
Antibiotics kill bacteria whether good or bad, but not yeast. For example Candida Albicans. When taken over a long period of time, the friendly bacteria in the intestines are killed, allowing the yeast to grow freely. The yeast then releases toxins into the blood stream causing a whole host of symptoms.
Some symptoms caused by Candida include:
- Digestive disturbances, such as Indigestion, Bloating, Constipation and Diarrhea
- Loss of concentration
- Poor memory
- Sensitivity to perfumes, fumes, chemical odours and tobacco smoke
- Recurring infections
- Painful joints
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Menstrual problems
- Sugar cravings
- Sleepy mid afternoon
- Skin rashes
- Allergic reactions
There are many factors that may assist in Candida overgrowth. Such causes may be: Excessive ingestion of sugar and refined white flour products, excessive consumption of antibiotics, Immune suppression drugs, such as corticosteroids and cytotoxic drugs (chemotherapy), and increased levels of female hormones, as in pregnancy, the pill and hormone replacement therapy. Stress is also a major contributing factor to yeast overgrowth.
The treatment of Candida involves four steps:
- Go on a yeast free diet
- Eliminate all sugars and white flour
- Reduce the amount of yeast in the bowel
- Replace the good bacteria
Our Naturopaths are extremely confident that they have all the resources to assist you when on the Candida Albicians diet. They offer advice and ways to help with restoring destroyed nutrients and probiotics (good bacteria). As well as offering nutritional advice to assist in your body regaining immune balance and excellent metabolism.
Cleaning up excessive Candida from your system also assists in weight loss for those who have experienced trouble loosing weight.
Our clinics are stocked with all the recommended vitamins/herbs needed to correct imbalances caused by Candida and to maintain a healthy digestive system.