Cleanse and detoxify the body

Most people suffering from chronic health conditions are dealing with a high toxic burden because there are 80,000 synthetic chemicals in the environment. This overwhelms their elimination organs, recirculates in the body and eventually gets lodged in organs and tissues. They weaken the immune system and trigger symptoms. Over 700 poisonous substances are present at detectable levels in the body of the average American adult, causing challenges to the immune system. The results of a study done by the Environmental Working Group revealed more than 300 toxic chemicals in newborn babies. It is important to eliminate all sources of synthetic chemicals in your environment, foods and beverages, and detoxify your body, especially if you are planning to get pregnant because the toxic load you are carrying can be transferred to your unborn fetus.

Each organ has a specific function in the detoxification process

Intestines

The selectively permeable mucous membrane of the intestine absorbs nutrients into the bloodstream and they are transported to the liver, while it provides a barrier that blocks toxins from the rest of the body. However, most people have some degree of leaky gut, so pathogens and contaminants enter, and cause great harm.

Intestinal disorders like IBS, IBD, Crohn’s or Colitis are considered “autoimmune diseases”, but it is simply inflammation in different locations in the intestines. The immune system is going after microbes that have become so deeply entrenched in the mucosal lining that it fails to root them out, but continues to try. Pathogens got past the stomach, where hydrochloric acid is supposed to kill them. Either the person stopped making sufficient hydrochloric acid, they are taking medication to reduce stomach acid production or they are eating combinations of foods that cause the pH in the stomach to be too alkaline for the complete digestion of proteins. Candida was designed to attack and kill the parasites, viruses and bacteria that make it past your first line of defense; your stomach. In a fungal form, Candida can’t do their job. Now these pathogens have made their home in your intestinal lining and are consuming your food, and producing waste that adds to your toxic burden, while at the same time preventing your intestines from absorbing nutrients. Malnutrition slowly progresses, and the structural integrity of the intestinal mucosa deteriorates; leaky gut. Also, other organs and systems begin to break down. The conventional medical model acknowledges that H. pylori is a prime cause of ulcers (inflammation in the stomach), but fails to make the same connection with various other well-known organisms that reside elsewhere in the intestinal tract. These syndromes are just an effect and nothing more.

You want your colon to function efficiently, so it can evacuate any toxic substances in the bile that come down from the gallbladder into the intestine as the bile is being excreted.

The second line of defense against internal contamination is the liver and kidneys.

Liver & Gallbladder

The liver is a very multi-tasking organ. Your liver is the largest and heaviest internal organ in the body, weighing about 3 pounds. It is found in the right upper abdomen, below the diaphragm. It takes up most of the space under the ribs and some space in the left upper abdomen. The two lobes are separated by a band of connective tissue that anchors the liver to the abdominal cavity. The gallbladder, where bile is stored, is found in a small hollow on the underside of the liver.

Liver tissue is made up of lots of smaller units of liver cells called lobules. Many canals carrying blood and bile run between the liver cells. Blood coming from the digestive organs flows through the portal vein to the liver, carrying nutrients and also toxic substances. Once they reach the liver, these substances are processed, stored, altered, detoxified, and passed back into the blood or released in the bowel to be eliminated. In this way the liver can separate that which is beneficial from that which is harmful.

The liver processes everything you eat, drink, wear, touch and breathe. The liver filters out harmful toxins before they contaminate the body, while aiding the body in the breakdown/use of fats, proteins and carbs, and converting the nutrients into substances that the body can use, stores these substances, and supplies cells with them when needed. It also takes up toxic substances and converts them into harmless substances or makes sure they are released from the body.

The liver plays a central role in all metabolic processes in the body.
Carbs: In the metabolism of carbohydrates, the liver helps to ensure that the level of sugar in your blood (blood glucose) stays constant. If your blood sugar levels increase, for example after a meal, the liver removes sugar from blood supplied by the portal vein and stores it in the form of glycogen. If someone’s blood sugar levels are too low, the liver breaks down glycogen and releases sugar into the blood. As well as sugar, the liver also stores vitamins and minerals (iron and copper), and releases them into the blood when needed.
Fats: The liver produces about 800 to 1,000 ml of bile per day. This yellow, brownish or olive green liquid is collected in small ducts and then passed on to the main bile duct, which carries the bile to a part of the small intestine called the duodenum. Bile is important for the breakdown and absorption of fats.
Proteins: The liver also plays an important role in the metabolism of proteins: liver cells change amino acids in foods so that they can be used to produce energy, or make carbohydrates or fats. A toxic substance called ammonia is a by-product of this process. The liver cells convert ammonia to a much less toxic substance called urea, which is released into the blood. Urea is then transported to the kidneys and passes out of the body in urine. With the help of vitamin K, the liver produces proteins that are important in blood clotting. It is also one of the organs that break down old or damaged blood cells.

Loose stools, constipation, (or a combination of both) nausea, weakness after meals, light colored stools and/or floating stools are all an indication of a liver that is not functioning properly. It MUST make enough bile (acids) for digestion.

The liver is also the primary purifying organ of the body. It has to filter out all toxins that come into our bodies on a daily basis. Toxins from food (preservatives), air (pollution and air fresheners and such), prescription drugs, street drugs, over-the-counter drugs, alcohol and even chemicals in our water. When the liver becomes overburdened with toxin removal - the skin (which is the LARGEST purifying organ of the body) will jump in and help remove toxins too. This can cause all sorts of skin problems including acne, boils, eczema, etc. Toxins trying to leave the body through the skin cause rashes. An indication of gallbladder stagnation is itching skin. Bile salts go into the blood and cause itching.Toxins trapped in the body and recirculate, causing serious health problems. That’s what’s been happening, so opening the exits will stop that cycle from continuing. Sometimes getting the liver to function properly will clear up many skin problems. If the liver has to choose - the liver will remove toxins before it will create bile. A good liver cleanse will allow the liver to get rid of the toxins, which will then allow it to produce the correct amount of bile.

The liver helps detoxify your body, but when the liver isn’t functioning properly, your body is likely not absorbing, storing, or utilizing all the nutrients from your food, which can result in bloating, constipation, low energy, and an inability to lose or gain weight. Without a healthy liver, it’s nearly impossible to have a properly functioning metabolism, healthy circulation, beautiful skin and hair, balanced hormones, and strong digestion.

What can harm your liver?
  • Alcohol is the most well-known liver toxin. Alcohol creates a toxin called acetaldehyde, but Candida also creates toxic acetaldehyde and it’s your liver’s job to flush it out of your system. Alcoholic fatty liver is the earliest stage of much more serious liver damage.
  • Refined sugar can lead to fatty tissue buildup in the liver, which can lead to liver disease even if you’re not overweight. Sugar is just as damaging as alcohol. Candida lives on sugar and it will give you intense cravings for refined sugar and processed carbohydrates.
  • Soft Drinks are not only loaded with sugar, but also artificial sweetener, artificial color, solvents and other chemicals that can cause damage in the long-term.
  • Extra pounds can lead to non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). Fat buildup in your liver can harden, swell, and turn into scar tissue.
  • Acetaminophen is a very popular ingredient over-the-counter painkillers which are very toxic to the liver. Be sure to stay read all the ingredients on the label and know what you are taking into your body. What you consume becomes a part of you.
  • Oral medications must overwhelm the liver to pass through to the body, and over time many can cause liver damage in the process.
  • Hepatitis A, B, and E, and other Viruses can create serious problems for the liver.

When the liver is overwhelmed, it can’t keep up and dumps what it can’t manage back into general circulation in the blood stream, which then recirculates. That's how prescription and OTC drugs work. Eventually these toxins get deposited in tissues and organs, or the body dumps them in the lymphatic system to hopefully deal with them later and keep them from causing harm. Usually the toxic load is continuously high, so the body never gets a break long enough to handle the excess in storage, so it creates cysts and tumors to hold it all.

There are many reasons why it’s so important make maintaining liver health a top priority. My goal is to help get your liver into shape so you can start feeling healthy again; more energy, clear skin, keeping your hair, regular hormone cycles, stronger immunity, healthy digestion, better oral health, positive mood and longer life.

Kidneys

The kidneys are an important part of the elimination of toxins too. The kidneys' main function is to purify the blood by removing nitrogenous waste products produced by metabolic processes and excreting them in the urine. Nitrogen combines with other molecules in the body to produce toxic compounds such as ammonia, which has only one nitrogen per molecule, but it is very toxic. It requires a great deal of water to be flushed out of the body. We metabolize ammonia into a less toxic molecule called urea, which is less toxic than ammonia and requires less water to flush out of the system. Your urine is composed mainly of nitrogenous waste or urea nitrogen. The renal system also controls the fluid and ion (mineral) levels in the body by excreting any excesses. This kidneys regulate the body's salt, potassium and acid content. The production of urine involves highly complex steps of excretion and re-absorption. This process is necessary to maintain a stable balance of body chemicals. The kidneys also produce hormones that affect the function of other organs, and regulate blood pressure. The kidneys produce an active form of vitamin D that promotes strong, healthy bones and control the production of red blood cells.

There are two kidneys, each about the size of a fist, located on either side of the spine at the lowest level of the rib cage. If you're having an ache or pain in that area, it's often mistaken as low back pain, but it may be your kidneys talking to you through the language of symptom and asking you to look closer.

Each kidney consists of a million functioning units called nephrons. A nephron consists of a filtering unit of tiny blood vessels called a glomerulus attached to a tubule. When blood enters the glomerulus, it is filtered and the remaining fluid then passes along the tubule. In the tubule, chemicals and water are either added to or removed from this filtered fluid according to the body's needs, the final product being the urine we excrete.

The kidneys perform their life-sustaining job of filtering and returning to the bloodstream about 200 quarts of fluid every 24 hours. About two quarts are removed from the body in the form of urine, and about 198 quarts are recovered. The urine we excrete has been stored in the bladder for anywhere from 1 hour during the day to 8 hours while we sleep.

When the kidney's tiny filtering units called the glomeruli become inflamed, it may cause progressive loss of kidney function. Kidneys can develop cysts that enlarge over time and may cause serious kidney damage or even kidney failure. Cysts are usually the result of the body's attempt to immobilize and imprison a parasite. Kidney stones are formed by drinking black tea (15.5-20 mg oxalic acid per cup), coffee, cocoa or eating chocolate, because they contain oxalic acid, which forms into stones. Too much phosphate contained in meats, breads, cereals, pastas and carbonated drinks also cause crystals to form. These collect to form kidney stones, which cause severe back pain. Drugs, OTC pain relievers, toxins, pesticides and parasites can harm the kidneys and cause damage.

Kidney disease usually affects both kidneys. If the kidneys' ability to filter the blood is seriously damaged by disease, wastes and excess fluid may build up in the body. Although many forms of kidney disease do not produce symptoms until late in the course of the disease, there are six warning signs of kidney disease:

  • High blood pressure.
  • Blood and/or protein in the urine.
  • A creatinine and Blood Urea Nitrogen (BUN) blood test, outside the normal range. BUN and creatinine are waste that build up in your blood when your kidney function is reduced.
  • A glomerular filtration rate (GFR) less than 60. GFR is a measure of kidney function.
  • More frequent urination, particularly at night; difficult or painful urination.
  • Puffiness around eyes, swelling of hands and feet.

My goal is to help you prevent loss of kidney function by coaching you on how to take care of your kidneys.

Parasites
An organ can’t cleanse if it’s burdened with parasites, viruses and bacteria; wee-beasts.
Organs that are laboring with parasites can’t function, so it is important to route out the parasites that are clogging the plumbing so your cleanse will be easier and more complete. A liver cleanse can’t be done until the parasites are first eliminated.There are some things that block the movement of bile from the liver into the bile tree. Endotoxin are the membrane parts of gram negative bacteria. When they move through a leaky gut wall and get into circulation, they cause inflammation and activate the immune system. They enter the liver and block toxin flow out of the liver. When that passage way is blocked, toxins take another route and go back into the blood. Toxins go everywhere; the brain and cause neurological inflammation, and brain fog. They go to the kidney, causing lower back pain.

True healing comes when the invading pathogens are eliminated, so the immune system no longer has any reason to attack and then normal body functions can return. If this condition continues, the damage increases with every passing year and diagnosis multiply, but this can easily be turned around and the damage doesn’t have to be permanent.

70% of all parasites that can live in the human body are microscopic. Only 30% are visible to the naked eye.

Malaria is a microscopic infection. The "worm" parasites can range from ¼ inch to 33 feet long! This is not ALL of them, but this will give you a pretty good idea of what a PARASITE CLEANSE removes:
Ringworm, tapeworms, pinworms, candida albicans (yeast infections) and plasmodia (which is the malaria causing parasite), roundworms including ascaris, hookworms, whipworms, flukes including the blood fluke the anisakid worm and microscopic parasites and all parasitic larvae and eggs.

All microscopic protoza (including blastocystis hominis ) , tuberculosis (Mycobacterium tuberculosis), cholera, scabies, viruses, bacteria and fungi including, pseudomonas aeruginosa, all species of shigella, staph (staph aureus) and strep (Streptococcus), bacteria, fungal infections (ie: yeast infections), threadworms and skin parasites (including scabies).

Cryptococcus neoformans, Aspergillus, Saprolegnia, and Zygorhynchus species. Salmonella typhimurium, and other bacterial species (including sixty + types of fungi and twenty + types of bacteria, including some of the most potent viruses known to man), B. subtilis, P. mirabilis, Salmonella typhi, methicillin-resistant Staph aureus, Staph faecalis, salmonella enteritidis, and V. cholerae , Escherichia, Proteus, Providencia, Citrobacter, Klebsiella, Hafnia, Aeromonas, Vibrio and Bacillus genera, Microsporum, Epidermophyton, Trichophyton, Rhodotorula, Torulopsis, Trichosporon, Cryptococcus neoformans, Entamoeba histolytica and Paramecium caudatum, the herpes simplex virus, and viral infections.
Also cystitis, prostatitis, gonorrhea, and syphilis, cholera, giardia, salmonella, and Eschorichia Coli.

AVOID REINFECTION!

Restoring health

The first step to restoring health is to eliminate all the things that cause harm to the body and protect it from exposure to contaminates and reinfection.
This process will require an investment in time and money, but also lifestyle changes. For those who want to improve their health without rearranging their lives, there are supplements that claim to boost liver health, but they are copycats of other liver support formulas, as if they are purchasing the same ingredients or product from one pill manufacturer and applying a different label and price. These manufactured supplements add to the already high toxic load, and are nothing more than bandaids that alleviate symptoms and produce "false positive" results. Some of them contain ingredients that are not biochemically compatible with certain blood types. They are often used to avoid the cost and inconvenience of lifestyle changes, while opting out of prescription drugs and invasive treatments which come with their own side effects. Unfortunately, this strategy doesn't work and costs more in the long run. Health challenges are calling us to pay attention and see that how we are doing life and taking care of our bodies isn't working. Symptoms are the language of the body communicating there is a problem and they point to the problem. In truth, purchasing the herbs to make a tea cost less than the supplements and the tea contains ingredients that are compatible specifically for your biochemistry.

How do you determine your toxic burden?

If you ate fast food or used toxic personal hygiene, hair and skin care products, yesterday, 5 or even 20 years ago, your body has bioaccumulated all of it. You have absorbed and consumed plasticizers (a group of chemicals used to increase the polymers flexibility and make plastics more flexible and harder to break. They leach out of PVC plumbing, and are used as dissolving agents for other materials,, so you will not see them listed in the ingredients of packaged foods and are in personal-care products - shampoos, soaps, cosmetics and lotions. They are not only found in packaged foods from China and Taiwan, but in all processed foods. Phthalates are not converted into breakdown-products (metabolites) in the body because it's not designed to break down these chemicals, so they don’t pass out of the body via the urine or stool. Your liver and gallbladder were never designed to identify and process those chemicals, so the liver excretes them into the gallbladder for storage. When the gallbladder gets filled up with green and black (very old and toxic) stones, it gets infected and they have to remove it. We eat artificial food, and this is what happens to an increasing number of people. Cholesterol stones, pigment stones, mixed stones, Calcium stones. Medical doctors will not tell you to flush your liver and gallbladder. They will just tell you that your liver is sick and prescribe medications or schedule you for a transplant or remove your gallbladder and wish you luck with digesting fats.

Most people suffering from chronic health conditions are dealing with a high toxic burden. By answering the questions below, you may gain some insight as to your current toxic burden, which is the amount of toxins that your body needs to process. Do you or have you in the past, used, consumed or been exposed to the following …

  • processed foods, GMO’s, preservatives, additives, dyes / colors, or mold inhibitors
  • non-organic fruits, vegetables, meat, poultry, farm raised fish?
  • use artificial sweeteners?
  • fast foods and /or eat out at restaurants?
  • grilled, fried or charbroil foods?
  • drink coffee, beer, wine, alcohol or tap water?
  • mercury amalgam fillings, tattoos, hair treatments, cosmetics.
  • perfume / cologne, tobacco smoke, air fresheners.
  • unnatural personal care, laundry products, dry cleaning chemicals.
  • pharmaceutical / OTC medications?

If any of your answers are "yes," then it is likely that your diet and lifestyle contributes significantly to your toxic load.

If you are thinking of cleansing the whole body - here is the correct order

If you have mercury amalgam fillings, it is critical that they be replaced with composite fillings by a qualified biological dentist who has the proper equipment necessary for their safe removal and is trained in the latest decontamination processes. Mercury in dental fillings constantly seeps into the body from the mouth and is more toxic than lead. Some of it travels to the brain and spinal cord. Long-term, low-level exposure has been associated with fatigue and every neurological symptom and diagnosis from Alzheimer’s to Multiple Sclerosis. When I had 5 amalgam fillings replaced by a biological dentist, my immune system danced for joy, because it felt like an elephant was taken off my back. Your mouth should be metal and bacteria free (cavitations cleaned). A toxic mouth puts a heavy load on the liver. Eliminate the source of the problem first, for best results.

Colon cleanse for one week, Kidney cleanse for 3 weeks, Parasite cleanse for 30 days, the liver cleanse 5 days, and gallbladder cleanse for two days. All 5 cleanses should be repeated several times with a minimum of one month of rest between each round of the 5 cleanses. Cleansing and detoxifying are hard work for the body, so more time may be required after each cleanse. The removal of filth from the body may take months or even years, and should always be done slowly and carefully under the guidance of someone who's knowledgeable about such things.

The liver cleanse should not be done before the parasite cleanse and should also follow a kidney cleanse.

I use a very broad spectrum system that will gently clean the entire body.

FAQ’s:

Can a liver cleanse be performed if the gallbladder has been removed?
Yes. When the gallbladder is removed, the body compensates for its absence. The bile duct, found on the visceral side of the liver, will increase in size to take over the task of bile storage. Some patients experience diarrhea, IBS and some GI disorders whereas other exhibit no post-surgery symptoms at all.

How will I know when my liver is clean?
Every person will have different results depending upon many factors; age, diet, exercise, physical and emotional stress levels. The liver and gallbladder are never 100% clean since their intended function is to metabolize toxic and potentially toxic material. Most people require a minimum of 3 initial cleansing sessions, followed by periodic cleanses once or twice yearly for maintenance. Some people will notice a foul smell in the initial stages of cleansing. Over time, there should be a noticeable decrease in foul-smelling bowel movements and other bodily excretions; sweat, breath, etc.

Will I experience a healing crisis?
You may feel worse during and after you do a liver cleanse than you did before you started. The accumulation of toxic material must be processed to be removed from the body. This process can include physical indications caused by these toxins as they are further metabolized or oxidized. The most common indications include: fatigue, headache, minor rash, lack of mental clarity, joint or muscle ache, inability or difficulty sleeping or sleeping too much, or mood swings. Some people experience multiple indications while others have just one or none. These indications will go away in 2-3 days as the body naturally expels these toxins. However, many people report feeling energetic and experience an increased sense of well being after the initial liver cleanse. If you feel worse, you may need to continue with the cleansing process and repeat it a couple more times. In addition, an organic whole foods diet and drinking only natural water, in addition to plenty of rest, will help you feel better. Massage, an occasional total body clay mask, Epsom Salts baths and sweating may also help to eliminate toxins from the body.

Can I take medications during a liver cleanse?
Yes, but take any medications far away from the liver cleanse ingredients. I suggest working with a practitioner who can assist you more directly with these accommodations.

How quickly can I get this done?
The western mindset of doing too much, too quickly causes problems for the body. The body likes slow. Even a sudden positive change can throw the balance so far off that is causes a severe healing crisis. Some people have previously used other products and strategies to clean the body. They report that it was too harsh and I agree, if used too aggressively any strategy can be. Some ingredients in the cleanses kill Candida and other microbes, so it makes sense that anyone with fungal dysbiosis or SIBO could experience some die-off symptoms as a result, but if done properly they shouldn’t be too uncomfortable.

How can you help me?
My passion and purpose as a health coach is to help you understand what's sabotaging your healing efforts, give you valuable information to make wise decisions, recommend strategies that will set you up for success, and provide support and encouragement as I walk beside you in your journey from illness to wellness.

I wish you optimal health, safe travels and many blessings.
Johnna Wheeler