Culturally because of strong external stimulus like television our focus has become external to ourselves. As
a culture many no longer pay close attention to themselves both physically or spiritually because we are being conditioned to surrender that responsibility to others. Whereas in the past
people could and would listen to their conscience as well as their bodies more closely because they were not
as distracted through a constant and perpetual stream of external stimulus. Today many no longer believe that
it is possible to understand one's own inner workings and therefore surrender this responsibility to others
whom they have come to believe are more capable than themselves of knowing themselves.
By surrendering this very personal ground that is rightfully our own we then make ourselves subject to others.
Others, in general, it can be safely said, have their own interest in mind and not ours. Our only protection
we all have is exercising our ability to think for ourselves as much as possible.
Thinking for yourself and taking responsibility for your own problems saves us from the would be tyranny of others.
In the man-made world, who is better suited to fix a man-made product than the person or company that made it.
As a product of Nature (God), who then is better suited than Nature to maintain, sustain, and relieve us of
our maladies. The cut on a finger is not healed by the medicine we apply onto it; it is the nature of our body
to heal it. No one else can honestly or legitimately take credit for this. If nature will heal a cut finger,
it will heal much more as long as we do not get in its way. This includes getting sick in the first place.
According to Traditional Herbal Medicine many ailments (not all) start with an invading toxin - a pathogen.
The organs in their attempts to try to eliminate the toxin produce symptoms. In Traditional Healing every
symptom has a signature that is organ specific. Also, the pattern of ailments and the organs they affect
is quite predictable. Theoretically, the undoing and elimination of the symptoms is achieved through the
expulsion of the accumulated toxin. In order for a natural remedy to work, the remedy itself must be able
to circulate in the body. According to Traditional healing practices the Liver is the door to the body. It
must be "opened" in order for a natural remedy to enter and circulate freely throughout the entire
organism to do its work.
This is why the very first step in healing can often only be achieved by first unclogging or detoxifying the
Often, as countess people have already attested; by merely unclogging the liver and gallbladder and doing very
little else, the body will, on its own, restore its own health.
A Note of Caution:
A liver cleanse should not be done indiscriminately.
Depending on the circumstances it could hurt some more than it helps them. Some people are so badly clogged
that the accumulated substance that is in the tissue of the liver deforms the cell structure or is holding the
structure of the liver in it's functioning shape. To remove the waste material too quickly could be
devastating. This is rare but it does happen.
Even though the goal of achieving a clean
is always beneficial. With some people it will take longer because of the severity of the
clogging and how it may have affected not only the liver and gallbladder but also other organs. The heart,
stomach, spleen, pancreas, intestinal tract, kidneys, bladder, nervous system, circulatory system are all
affected by what we eat and the all important liver functions. Improving the diet always comes first and is
the easiest way of starting on the path towards better health.
A liver cleanse also entails the cleansing of the gallbladder. These two organs work very closely together,
like the kidneys and bladder, stomach and spleen/pancreas and so on.
Ineffective Remedies Due to A Clogged Liver
For reasons mentioned previously; often many remedies are given for a variety of
different ailments producing little or no effect. Assuming that the remedy was the
proper remedy there is a very common reason why they may not work. Often times the
organs that digest the remedy are for various reasons not capable of using, converting
the remedy into something useful for the body that will alleviate its malady,
aside from distributing the remedy after the body has prepared it. In this case
the proper remedy will have little or no effect. If basic life-sustaining substances
such as foods are not digested by an organ how then can a remedy be expected to properly be introduced
into the organism and be effective.
Organs sometimes function poorly or not at all for
various reasons. The most obvious and most overlooked reason is that the organs
may be clogged with various kinds of toxins & impurities (sludge) from various
obvious and not-so-obvious sources. This sludge can incapacitate our organs by
cutting off or restricting blood and/or air supply, effectively immobilizing the organ.
An organ weakened and in this diminished capacity will often start to accumulate
what is being fed to it because it becomes to weak to eliminate its own wastes.
Anyone who suffers from common constipation can easily see this. If the whole
body can be constipated, so can an individual cell, or organ.
This is why in the practice of Western Herbalism
there is an awareness that the cleaning of the body is often the first and most
towards it's healing. Without a clean body there is little hope of permanent and
sustained relief from an ailment. Once the body and its organs have been
properly cleansed all natural remedies as well as foods will work more effectively
and efficiently because the various organs will actually receive them, digest them
and eliminate the resulting wastes.
After being cleansed, even common artificial
toxic substances that produced no reaction before may produce a reaction more
quickly and more strongly than before. Be they in our food, in the air or water,
this is part of the body's early warning system that toxins are near and we
aware of them. Some might consider this a nuisance but, for those who would
rather be awake than asleep this is seen as a blessing. At the same time; the
cleaner you are the less prone you will be to severe ailments. Also, the
recuperation time from such things as colds is much less.
It should also be mentioned that
due to the increased ability of the body to digest after a proper liver cleanse
the ability to digest what may have been an allergen usually diminishes or
eliminates certain food allergies.
Although it is rarely mentioned in
the context of good health; death is a fact of life. Dieting naturally is highly
under rated. When death inevitably comes to a healthy person as a result of old
age, it comes without
torment - peacefully and painlessly. This too, is no longer the case in the
general population. Most people die in a state of torment.
When the body is made to cope with a huge quantity
of food and other chemicals of questionable nature and in the absence of
meaningful physical activity naturally, it becomes overwhelmed. While
the life spirit within the body is feverishly trying to manage these substances
it must prioritize what needs to be done in sequence and what should be
eliminated out of the organism first.
While the more essential substances
are being processed during digestion, often, the most toxic of substances
ingested with modern foods are not easy for the body to cope with. This results
in the temporary placement of these substances into various "pockets" throughout
the body often resulting in cysts or tumors. The encapsulation of these toxins
protects the body from them until the body is given the opportunity to safely
dissolve them. Often the opportunity never comes and they can turn into very
deadly problems. This is how the body, overwhelmed by waste material is trying
to save itself. A porous organ (example: the intestine, liver, kidney, etc.)
being so overloaded to overflowing that it can only disperse its contents by
allowing them to ooze through its outer membrane. The recently coined term
"leaky gut syndrome" is really a misnomer as the circumstances that produce it
are not reserved exclusively for the intestines; this concept and term can
therefore be used for any organ. It just isn't recognized as such. This is when
a new term is coined and personal credit is taken for something that the body
does as a matter of course.
The body's options at this point have become
limited by the habits of its user. This results into all kinds of other
complex problems. These many excess materials become the fat, plaque, cholesterol, uric
acid, etc., cysts, tumors, all manner of nondescript lumps, cancers, yeast,
fatigue and all manner of modern day syndromes that appear to have no
"officially sanctioned" cause.
When these accumulated substances
are being held in their would be temporary place in the body they often transform their original make-up through
fermentation. This produces a series of increasingly more toxic substances and,
as is the nature of heat through fermentation, a local inflammation and pain can
In severe situations these toxins assume a life of their own and can get
extremely "ugly" to the point of being deadly. These cellular distortions and
abnormalities in cell grow are erroneous attributed to genetics. Anyone who has
tended to plants will attest that any plant can either thrive or become
distorted by what it is being exposed to and its growing environment. In this
example it is not the plant itself that is at fault. In
principle our body and its organs and cells are no different.
Should one organ or another attempt
to remove these toxicities, their handling of these substances may produce pain
or dizziness, fatigue, depression, anxiety, candida yeast and so on in those
organs as the toxins concentrate within them or pass through them. They can
also, depending on their nature, cause cancers or tumors to grow.
In some people even the mildest attempt at a proper
cleanse can produce strong or even violent results because of the condition of
their organs and the toxins within them and their body in general. Often they will blame the
remedy instead of their own toxic build up. The correct remedy will always
produce an effect in proportion to the problem. A remedy that does not get to
the cause will produce no meaningful effect at all.
The premise of this is predicated
on a toxin being in the body; the ailment being in direct proportion to the
toxicity. If the correct remedy is taken then the result will be in proportion
to the pre-existing toxicity. Should the toxin is strong, so will the reaction
be when it leaves the body.
In the process of elimination of
these resident toxins the body and its organs are all trying to put these toxins into
the stomach, which is the only organ that can handle them in an attempt to
re-digest them and from there into the bowel and out of the body should the body
deem this to be the most expedient way of disposing of the is volatile waste. If
the wastes are too
many or too toxic for the bowel to cope with because of their toxic nature the organ removing
them has no option but to hold on to them. This will produce pain in those
organs. This is when a herbal remedy is best used.
When the body tries to eliminate
these poisons we naturally have discomfort depending on where the body is trying
to eliminate them through. If they come out through the skin we get a rash. If
they are in the muscles, they will ache. Should they be passing through the
kidney area commonly, the back; in the area of the kidneys becomes painful.
Simple natural remedies are can be very effective or an enema can also usually remove the pain
or even the rash under these circumstances.
If the toxins contaminate the
waters of the body contaminating sinovial fluids in the joints we might get a
localized inflammation called arthritis, etc. they can cause tissue like
cartilage to dehydrate causing joint, knee and back pain. This and other ailments like it are
seen as the body attacking itself, i.e. autoimmune diseases. How misunderstood
these very uncomfortable yet simple and completely removable and preventable
The body as such will not attack itself. Nature,
however, will attack whatever is outside of its order, with the intent of
removing what is foreign to it without destroying itself. Similarly, when a
sliver of wood is lodged in your finger. Removing it is temporarily painful but
will produce complete relief. Metaphorically, in the rest of the body this
"sliver" may have innumerable shapes and make-ups, but in principle the cause,
effect and consequence are the same.
The natural laws that provoke these effects are
blind and without prejudice. This order has always existed and is simple and
obvious to the observer of Nature. It is up to the individual to learn to
recognize them and abide by them for his own peace. As far as the body is
concerned our health is our own concern; we have brought about our own ailments
Seldom, can it be otherwise be said and equally seldom is the cause a mysterious gene or virus.
Excluding accidents; when it comes to ailments there are only three possibilities.
The body will prepare a certain
food for a certain organ, which intern will release a specific energy while
producing a specific excrement. If this excrement is overabundant and not
completely eliminated through the blood it is often stored or passed onto
another organ. Or, if the next organ in the natural sequence cannot receive it,
it is retained. Depending on the substance and the temperament the organ will either become 1)
too warm, 2) too cool or 3) stagnant, i.e... an inflammation, a clogging or a
functional disorder. A physical accident would be the fourth
possible cause of malady.
Logically, as there are various organs working with different
substances so are there various kinds of toxins and therefore there are specific
purges for the different organs.
Fasting as a Method of Detoxification.
Many believe that fasting to be an
effective way of letting the body clean itself. Which it is! But, imagine all of
the above mentioned toxins moving through the organs all at once, which a fast
can definitely provoke. This could be very uncomfortable as well as dangerous to
various organs, especially the heart.
Clearly, fasting alone may not be enough to
eliminate some of the very hardened substances within the organs. Once the
organs have been properly cleaned however, fasting is much more effective and
safer as well as easier. Then the full benefits of fasting can be realized.
There are fasts that are very beneficial to body, soul and spirit that should
definitely be examined and practiced.
Logically, the first organs to be
brought back into functioning order should be the digestive and eliminatory
organs as they prepare the food for the rest of the body as well as eliminating
The Liver, Stomach, Spleen, Kidneys & Lungs should
be looked at first with special emphasis on the Liver as a starting point. The
Liver is the largest organ in the body whose function is to build and maintain
the flesh and remove toxins out of
the blood. If the Liver function is not restored proper health will not be
achieved. Female functions are always improved in the restoration of the main
Cleansing the Bowel Alone
Although a colonic irrigation may be very useful,
those who believe that to cleanse the colon is the ultimate cleanse will be
surprised to learn that a good liver cleanse and an ongoing proper diet will
ultimately clean the entire bowel and keep it clean and healthy more thoroughly than any kind of colonic
irrigation. Although in the process of cleaning the body some enemas may be
necessary and often the only relief from the discomforts caused by the great
volumes of toxins that will be expelled due to the liver cleanse.
Furthermore, how can a colonic
clean organs that are not reached through the colon. The kidneys for instance,
which receive the overflow of waters from the liver and with it, often due to
improper diet, receive solid wastes not suited to their function, which can
cause pain or inflammation, or will accumulate producing mucus, gravel and
stones. A a colonic or purging of the bowel can not remove these accumulations.
The reason why cleaning
the bowel is so relieving is that the bowels, just like all organs, are still digesting what is left of
our foods and their toxins. In modern society the bowel literally becomes a
garbage dump that due to their natural tendency, the intestines re-absorb the mucousy toxic
sludge being desperately cast there by the body. This often produces aches,
headaches and much, much more. At this stage to clean the bowel is extremely beneficial and relief
giving. Even though there are natural remedies that help purge the bowel, a remedy for purging the bowel will seldom work as well
or as fast as an enema.
Many consider an occasional simple
purge to be sufficient. Although the principle is correct this usually will only
produce a larger than normal bowel evacuation. This occasional freeing of wastes
from the bowels makes many people feel much better than before. Many will
consider this an all encompassing cleanse. On the whole too much attention is
paid to this very superficial approach.
Certainly a clean bowel is of great benefit. But consider
that if proper food were being eaten 90% of the time the other major organs
would be properly maintained and functioning and by default the bowels would likely never get into a serious state.
Although there are various ways of cleaning the body and maintaining its
cleanliness, eating properly on an ongoing basis is the very best and perhaps
the only real way of maintaining good health.
When the Liver and Kidneys are cleaned and brought back to
health the Lungs will usually balance themselves and because the body's
digestion and elimination has been restored with proper food total health is
achievable. Also, should one be in need of a homeopathic remedy they will also
be much more complete in their effectiveness once the liver is functioning
With these cleanses (Liver, Kidney,
(Lungs balance themselves)) the bodies three main filtering systems have also
been opened in order that the solid, liquid, and gaseous foods we require to
live can be properly converted into energy, and healthy flesh and blood.
The Modern, More Orthodox Perspective
Although the concept of toxins in the system is being quietly accepted by modern
medicine in order to placate what many are finding out for themselves, it is
These toxins that have been talked about are often invisible to modern technologies.
They see an ailment but not its cause. And, even if they are seen there is
little that can intelligently be done about them by their methods. Also, it
should be understood that many of these substances are accepted as normal by
modern day thinkers.
There is a certain methodology of
thought that is prevalent in our modern world that due to its high mindedness it
refuses to see its own folly or that of others having the same mentality.
Consequently, the products, by-products and methods of the related industries
having the same mentality will not be called into question by those of the same
mentality because it would
produce a monetary and/or intellectual conflict of interest. The arrogance
inherent in those who assume this position, even though it impacts them as well,
makes it very difficult for them to conceive of their view as being flawed.
In other words; those who are
supposed to be in a position to be helpful in an accepted professional capacity
cannot admit to themselves and to those who would seek out their help that they
really do not know how to help them. Therefore, many people in real pain are
often told that, "everything is normal," or, "it's all in your head," or
"it's not your fault or we do not understand, or the cause is in your genes,"
or there is nothing that can be done. Or, they may say. "We have no cures, only
endless and expensive treatments."
With this premise is it any wonder
that so many are not healed?