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HealthE NEWS January 2009

Topic Focus of the Month

Detoxification. Knowing that everyone is always discussing weight loss at this time of year, I thought I’d tackle the subject of detoxification instead. In my personal history of taking supplements, I have sprinkled a bit of this and that supplement for a moderate level of detoxing, but never had I taken on a full program. I took on a full-fledged detox program two years ago and was very impressed and excited about the results. Since then I found myself mentioning this process to many people as a great way to clean the slate, get a fresh start or regenerate certain organs or body functions.

Why detox?? Well, there are a million reasons to cleanse major areas of the body, and millions of approaches one can take. You can focus on one area in particular, or approach the project as a whole. Detoxification for some can be unpleasant, but my philosophy is if getting toxins out of the body is a little icky ( how’s that word for a scientific explanation ), better to get it out of my body now than have it wreak havoc in my body later.

Several medicinal herb products; Natural Laxative, Milk Thistle, Friendly Bacteria and Alfalfa, which are highlighted briefly below, contribute to a comprehensive detoxification program. Taken for 30 days, one will notice more energy, a clearer state of mind, regular and complete bowels and a stronger resistance to virus’s, flu or the common cold. Other products like Garlic, Fiber, and Digestive Enzymes are also great to add to the program. I also included a product that relieves stress  for state of mind detoxing and to blunt the over production of cortisol. Lastly, but never least, I drank a ton of water!! Water and Fiber are the 2 vehicles used to flush toxins from the body.

The colon is the most significant organ in our body, it is said that all health begins in the colon and I agree with that statement. Dr. William Donald Kelley a nationally known nutritional consultant says, 80% of people who take vitamins do not absorb them due to build up of waste material in the colon. It’s fair to say this statement applies to absorbing nutrients from the foods we eat as well. The natural healing profession has long known that well over 90% of degenerative disease conditions can be directly related to intestinal stasis, that is, a stagnant, fermenting condition within the bowels and related organs. This condition does not necessarily correspond to actual known constipation as one might think. A person can move their bowel many times a day, but not move the horrific debris that gathers, this accumulation can contribute to a circulation of toxins throughout the entire body
( ewwwwwwww! ) and give rise to an endless chain of disease conditions.

The founder of our Company created in 1917 (!!) an extremely impressive product based on how strongly he felt about the relationship of the colon to overall health. Herbal medicines have a fabulous and impressive history and in my opinion play a significant role in a solid health plan. Some herbs can be used daily. Others occasionally. While others are used for specific conditions as alternatives to medications. Natural Laxative, a signature product utilizes the herb senna and is safe to use daily. This product can not be compared to artificial television colon cleansers which often evoke an emergency response, are irritating to the tissues, sometimes even damaging. Good high quality products will strengthen, normalize, cleanse and detoxify the colon.

Note: Not all medicinal herbal products are created equal. Make sure to purchase from a company you can trust.

The Liver is an equally important organ that often gets overlooked. The liver is a filter for every single toxin that comes into our body and the toxins stay there. We change the filters of our cars, our furnaces and even our tap water, but how can we clean the liver?? Someone once described it to me like this; imagine never ever wiping the windshield off on your car ever, and imagine how grimey that windshield would get. How would that effect how we see out of our car? How can a major organ keep our body clean if the filter is not cleaned once in a while? 
Milk Thistle is an amazing medicinal herb
that can actually regenerate the cells in the liver. I am continually amazed at the wisdom of our human body, and when given the right tools how it can do amazing things.

Acidophilous Bifidus, huh? That’s a techy way of saying friendly bacteria!! Many know about this live culture which is often found in yogurt. Would you believe that by the time we reach adulthood that the balance of the friendly bacteria in our colon is greatly reduced or even depleted?

Why restore this important bacteria?

Better digestion, enhanced immune function and a stronger resistance to parasites and other microbial bad guys are just a few reasons! Our friendly bacteria  was product perfection in the making, it took them 8 years, but the teeny tiny pearl was worth the wait and more. Ours is the only product that can guarantee delivery of friendly bacteria to the colon. 500 million of the good guys each and every time!! Others on the market can not make that claim.

Another important herb in a detox program is Alfalfa, it’s deep deep root system pulls a zillion nutrients and minerals from the soil. It’s leaves are chlorophyll rich and is very, very cleansing.

Throughout the next few weeks I will share a bit more in depth about how they are wonderful detoxification tools.

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Know anyone who might benefit from a nutritional consultation?? My business is based entirely on word of mouth referrals, please dont keep me a secret!! Share this information with those you know.

karen hanrahan | wellness educator and consultant | writer
nutrition ~ green clean ~ inch loss  ~ anti-aging

Contact me:  708.482.0678 


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3 Responses to Detox!

  1. Mr Detox says:

    Hi KarenOn the button – colon and liver have to be ‘number 1’ when it comes to detox. Interesting to hear you mention alfalfa. You may know that was a favourite herb of Dr Bernard Jensen whose training I attended in… 1980 or 1981. Nice to be reminded of him.Happy new year.

  2. Karen Hanrahan says:

    Thank you Mr Detox – it’s true that alfalfa is often overlooked as a remarkable and valid medicinal herb!  Happy New Year to you too!

  3. Frank says:

    KarenI sent you a request last week for you to do a drop-shipment to my son Justin. Siunce you have not replied, as requested, I can only wonder if you blocked my e/m address. If you have blocked my e-mail address, then please unblock it.Our agreement that I will remain in your group presupposes that you will still provide service to me as required, just like you would with any other member. So, please e-mail me that you are ready to help me.I don’t see why this issue with the jewelry should disrupt things. Although, and apology for blaming my son for it’s theft would be appreciated.Frank

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