Detoxify Your Body With Homeopathy by Genie Rowson,
Fellow of the British Institute of Homeopathy, mum of five, and author of There's a remedy for that!
Detox, short for detoxification, refers to the removal of toxic substances from the body. As the world around us becomes more and more polluted and therefore more toxic to our systems, our organs need to work a lot harder to get rid of these toxins. Every day, our hardworking bodies deal with the effects of environmental pollution, processed foods, preservatives, drugs, alcohol, additives and sedentary lifestyles – it’s no wonder so many of us are listless, sluggish, depressed, overweight and generally unwell.
The health of every single organ and cell in the body depends on its ability to eliminate the waste products of the life process. Homeopathy’s solution to detoxifying the body is called drainage therapy and involves the elimination of toxins that arise in the body as a result of disease or physiological dysfunction, or as a result of the pollutants in our environment. These toxins have a detrimental effect on the functioning of a particular organ and a person’s general wellbeing. Detox or drainage therapy therefore helps our organs and systems to do their job more effectively.
Starting with the kidneys & liver
The most important detoxification organs in the body are the kidneys and liver, and those of secondary importance include the lymphatic system, lungs, skin and colon. However, as the wise old saying goes, “before you throw out the garbage, you’d better open the back door!” Kidney and liver drainage must always come first in any detoxing programme and once these primary eliminating organs are drained and unburdened of toxins, and functioning optimally, then we can focus on other areas of the body needing help.
Signs of toxicity
The body is an interconnected, inter-dependent system. Once the liver and kidneys become overloaded with work and congested with toxins, they push the toxicity as far away from the internal organs as possible in order to protect them. Most people with kidney disorders would expect to experience pain in the kidney area or lower back pain, or right-sided abdominal pains for liver disorders.
However, they would be surprised to learn that numerous other pains such as pain in the shoulders, arms, hands, wrists, fingers, hips, legs and feet (especially pain under the heels and balls of the feet that feels like you are walking on sharp stones or needles) relate to kidney and liver disorders and can be improved upon with a suitable homeopathic drainage remedy.
Other signs that your body is crying out for a detox include allergies, headaches, poor concentration and memory, poor circulation, joint pain, frequent colds and flu, depression, a metallic taste in your mouth, digestive problems, inability to lose weight, candida and recurring yeast infections, and many, many others.
Health benefits of detox
Besides the obvious benefit of removing harmful toxins and improving the overall function of your bodily systems, detoxifying your body also:
• Increases kidney, liver and gallbladder function
• Encourages better digestion and absorption – resulting in decreased bloating and stomach distension
• Improves blood sugar control and balance
• Boosts metabolism
• Improves fat burning
• Improves skin quality
• Increases energy
• Improves eyesight
• Improves immune function
• Increases ability to deal with stress
In addition to these key benefits, detoxifying your body gives you a deeper understanding of how your body works and an appreciation of all it does for you. Lastly, a detox helps to balance your pH levels, decreasing acidity, which in turn decreases the likelihood of disease and illness in your body, since disease thrives in an acidic environment.
Genie’s top detox remedies:
Berberis Vulgaris – an excellent remedy to achieved combined kidney and liver drainage and detoxification.
Phytolacca – for drainage of the lymphatic system especially in the case of glandular swelling during and after illness, benign breast lumps, fatty lipomas, cellulite.
Nux Vom – general detox remedy especially after over-indulgence in stimulants, rich foods, coffee, cigarettes and alcohol. An excellent hangover remedy.
There’s a remedy for that! Detox formula – for drainage and detoxification of the liver, kidneys and lymphatic system.
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