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Cleanses - The Key to Vitality

Here are some recipes for body cleanses provided by Walt Merriman of Water Divine. I have added below some natural products that have great cleansing properties and are worth including in your daily diet to help your body with its natural cleansing routines on an ongoing basis.

Body Cleanses

Bowel Cleanse
Liver Cleanse
Bacterial & Viral Cleanse
Arterial/HeartValve Cleanse
Parasite Cleanse
Toxins/Heavy Metals Cleanse
For more about dealing with internal parasites, Click Here.

Aids to Cleansing

It is very hard to "feel great" in a body that is dealing with an accumulation of toxins, and unfortunately for most of us, lack of natural daily exercise, coupled in many cases with poor dietary habits, set the stage for pollution in the body.

As well as using the cleanses outlined above from time to time, it is good practice to work into one's diet as many food elements as possible that help the body deal with toxins and the byproducts of incomplete digestion. If you can manage to integrate some of the following into your daily diet, you will reap the benefits, because you are also helping your system with its natural cleansing processes on a daily basis.

I feel the 3 herbs listed below are better taken as teas than in capsule form because they are more readily assimilated and also you have the benefit of increasing your fluid intake, rather than having to drink extra glasses of water with the capsules. Give your body help by learning to like the following:

Dandelion (Taraxacum officinale)
Dandelion has a great cleansing effect because it aids the function of the liver, and the liver has vital digestive and blood cleansing functions. Dandelion has the ability to clear obstructions and it stimulates the liver to detoxify poisons.
In the words of herbalist Louise Tenney (Today's Herbal Health):
"It should be regarded as a valuable survival food. It contains all the nutritive salts that are required for the body to purify the blood. It promotes a healthy circulation, strengthens weak arteries, cleanses skin blemishes and restores the gastric balance in persons who have suffered from severe vomiting."
It has gentle laxative properties, and eaten raw, it is said to improve the enamel of the teeth.

You can buy Organic Dandelion Coffee online from Golden Fields of New Zealand.

Burdock (Arctium lappa)
Burdock is another great blood purifier which works very well in conjunction with Dandelion. It has the ability to reduce swelling around the joints. This is because of its power to promote kidney function, enabling the kidneys to clear the blood of harmful acids that create joint swelling and pain. Herbalist Juliette de Bairacli Levy (The Illustrated Herbal Handbook) says this about it:
"Burdock is one of the most valued plants in herbal medicine. It rapidly increases the flow of urine. Uses: Remedy for all blood disorders, including the chronic ones - gout, rheumatism, arthritis, sciatica."
It also aids the pituitary gland in releasing an ample supply of protein to help adjust the body's hormone balance and it is helpful in all skin conditions, including eczema.

Look out for a true herbal combination of Dandelion and Burdock - NOT any of the soft drink or candy products by that name: the manufacturers are just freeloading on the reputation of the true herbal combination!

You can buy Organic Dandelion and Burdock Tea or Coffee online from Golden Fields of New Zealand, and from or Neal's Yard in USA. Neal's Yard also has a UK site Here

Nettle (Urtica dioica)
Nettle is one of the best blood purifiers. It contains alkaloids
that neutralise uric acid, and this helps with rheumatism and gout. It is also extremely rich in chlorophyll (another powerful blood cleanser), as well as iron, silicon and potassium. The whole plant is powerfully medicinal, from the roots to the seed.

Research with Nettle has indicated its value in treating Alzheimer's disease, arthritis, asthma, bladder infections, bronchitis, bursitis, gingivitis, gout, hives, kidney stones, laryngitis, multiple sclerosis, PMS, prostate enlargement, sciatica, and tendinitis. Externally it has been used to improve the appearance of the hair, and as a remedy for oily hair and dandruff.

The leaves when lightly boiled to neutralise the stinging quality can also be used to cleanse the blood, tone up the whole system and as a cure for anaemia, rheumatism, sciatica, arthritis and infertility.

The root is used in the treatment of dropsy, lymphatic ailments, and to remove gravel and stones from any organ in which they have formed, but especially from the kidneys.

Chlorella micro-algae
Chlorella is the greatest source of chlorophyll, together with more than 20 vitamins and minerals including B complex, beta-carotene, vitamins C and E, iron and calcium, almost 70% protein, and 19 of the 22 amino acids. The chlorophyll it contains is a liver detoxifier, a bowel cleanser, and a catalyst for the absorption of other elements, including iron. It is the highest source of the nucleic acids DNA and RNA, reduced levels of which are believed to be implicated in physical deterioration and ageing.

It boosts the immune system and fights infection.
It has been shown to increase the good bacteria in the gastrointestinal tract, which helps to treat ulcers, colitis, diverticulosis and Crohn's disease. Also used to treat constipation, fibromyalgia, high blood pressure and high cholesterol. Chlorella has been used to treat cancer and also help protect the body from the effects of cancer radiation treatment. It is effective in removing heavy metals fom the bloodstream.

Chlorella is popular in Asia as an energy-producing supplement. In Japan, it is traditionally used as a treatment for duodenal ulcers, gastritis, hypertension, diabetes, hypoglycemia, asthma, and constipation. Note: Check for more on Chlorella HERE.

Dose Rates for Chlorella:
3gm/day: Maintenance;
5-7gm/day: For improved results;
15-20gm/day: For heavy metal detox.

Note: The above information is offered not as a prescription or in place of proper medical care, but as a report on research findings which may be of interest. In cases of sickness, the attention and care of a nutritionally aware health professional are essential.

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