We don't have to be toxic
Your lifestyle may be killing you
In a world aimed at convenience, controlling what goes into our bodies can be quite challenging. This convenience-based approach to living has led to the increase of harmful chemicals in our food, on our bodies, in our homes, and even in our water. Over time, the toxins we ingest overwhelm our natural detoxifying mechanisms and build up in our blood and tissues. It's easy to be sucked into the "quick-fix" remedies marketed to us daily. However, it's important to remember, there’s no such thing as health in a bottle, no matter how good a remedy is. When tackling tough illnesses, one MUST employ different therapies and tools to achieve full and optimum health. We like to say that so many diseases are dynamically harmful to many aspects of the body, so it is absolutely vital that your counterattack be equally dynamic, reaching all different layers of the body. The good news in all of this is there is something we can do to combat the constant exposure to these toxins, a number of things really, but let's focus on removing the build-up. We can achieve a higher level of healing through regimented detox practices. Below, you will find all sorts of information on different detox practices you can implement into your healing journey.
Ease-in to Better Health
Our bodies eliminate toxins through four major organs: the colon (assisted by the liver), kidneys, lungs, and skin. A hydrogen peroxide bath can help to cleanse and purify our skin, destroy toxins, foreign organisms, and even pull out the residues left by soap. The Hydrogen Peroxide essentially draws out the toxins through the skin. We then add the benefits of Epsom Salts, which have been shown to reduce inflammation, arthritic symptoms, and improve circulation & heart health. These baths (through the skin) are also the best way to absorb Magnesium and Sulfate (both of which play an important roll in brain tissue and joint protein development.) Add in some essential oils for their added benefit, and you've got one POWERFUL bath. The first time you take one of these baths, be sure to notice the residue left behind afterward. You'll be amazed!
Full Body Epsom Salt/Hydrogen Peroxide Bath
- 2 quarts Hydrogen Peroxide
- 2-6 cups of Epsom Salts
- A few drops of your favorite JN remedy or essential oil
- A bathtub full of water as hot as you can tolerate
Pour hydrogen peroxide, Epsom Salt, and a few drops of your favorite JN Remedy or essential oil into a hot bath making sure to mix well as the tub fills. Ease in, relax and soak for no longer than 20 minutes. Repeat these baths for seven consecutive days, or as recommended by your healthcare practitioner. After the initial 7 days, we recommend a bath 3 times a week as needed. However, even weekly or monthly baths will provide some benefit.
Epsom Salt/Hydrogen Peroxide Foot Bath
- 1/2 quart Hydrogen Peroxide
- 1/2 cup Epsom Salts
- A few drops of your favorite JN remedy or essential oil
- Clean, non-toxic bucket
If irritation occurs, rinse yourself off with clear water immediately. You may want to try again using 1 pint of hydrogen peroxide. Women with vaginitis often experience temporary irritation and should begin with the lower dose. Always use caution when exiting a tub. Lightheadedness may occur.
The Mustard Foot Bath
The Mustard Foot Bath is truly an unsung hero. This foot soak is used for relief from general aches and pains, toxic headaches, and overall toxic conditions. It also seems to increase blood and lymph circulation, as well as promote an overall sense of wellbeing. These healing effects are produced because when the feet are in hot water, the blood that is congested in distant parts of the body is brought to the dilated vessels in the feet and legs. Surprisingly, congestion in the brain, lungs, abdominal, and pelvic organs can be relieved this way.
A hot foot bath covering the feet and ankles at temperatures ranging from 100° to 115° F, elevates the body temperature, relaxing tense muscles and increasing white blood cell activity. If that sounds high, remember the typical hot tub water temperature is about 102°.
Foot baths are really handy for when you don’t feel like you have time to take a full bath or when fully immersive baths are too much for your body to handle. And, just between you and me, this is also a great way to get those stubborn people who refuse to do other detox methods to get some home therapy in. It’s so easy to just make up the Mustard Foot Bath and set it in front of them to stick their feet in while they’re watching the football game, or working on emails, or playing video games, or doing homework.
You Will Need:
-2 tablespoons of dried mustard
-Pinch of cayenne
-Tub of hot/warm water
-Add cayenne and dried mustard to a bucket full of very warm water
-Stir the water
-Immerse your feet in the water for about 20 minutes
-Pat your feet dry with a clean towel
Spit It Out
Oil pulling is a very simple and inexpensive, yet highly effective, therapy that gets really quite remarkable results. We generally use unrefined coconut oil, but sesame oil, olive oil, and sunflower seed oil have been shown to be beneficial as well. Not only does it promote oral health by killing bacteria and whitening the teeth, but it also has been shown to improve the lymphatic system, relieve migraine headaches, reduce inflammation from arthritis, reduce a hangover after too much alcohol consumption, alleviate allergies, detoxify the body from harmful metals and organisms, just to name a few.
“Nonsense! How in the world could swishing oil around in your mouth have an effect on the rest of my body?” Well I’m glad you asked… Here’s a little-known fact for you: Each of your teeth, as well as many areas of the tongue, are “connected” to various organs, tissues, glands, etc in other areas of your body via energy highways called “meridians.”(Click here to view an interactive meridian tooth chart from the pros!) If there are harmful toxins or infections in your mouth that are affecting a tooth, it stands to reason that the organ/gland/etc is going to be affected as well.
Your teeth could be making you sick.
Still feeling a bit skeptical? Toothbody.com describes this concept in fuller detail. View a more detailed description of the steps, and find answers to some frequently asked questions at Oilpulling.com.
In the morning before you eat anything, pour 1 tablespoon of oil into your mouth.
Gently swish the oil around your mouth for 20 minutes. Make sure to get around your tongue, through your teeth, be thorough, but DO NOT GARGLE.
Spit the oil out preferably in a little baggy or a toilet since the oil will be now full of harmful toxins. Then rinse with sea salt water to get a complete rinse and to remove any remaining toxins.
A Better Way to Sweat
Infrared saunas are on a whole different level than those sweat boxes you’ll find in your local YMCA, and one of our favorite detox tools. Infrared light is the same as the heat you experience from the rays of sunshine that penetrate through the skin to activate a variety of invaluable bodily functions. Most toxins reside deep inside your cells, so simply heating up the air around you as regular saunas do isn’t going to get you very far. I couldn’t possibly stress enough how beneficial this could be to your healing…
Infrared saunas will help the body heal by increasing the body temperature to burn up the bacteria and viruses. It is also a good idea to take deep breaths to get the hot air into the lungs. The infrared sauna detoxifies the body of heavy metals and toxins that are locked up in the fat cells. Heavy metals and toxins are known to promote an environment in the body that is a microbe heaven. They cause over-cooling of the body, hypersensitivities, allergic tendencies, and direct toxic effects on the body as a whole.
When many people hear the word “sauna,” they immediately conjure up images of steamy sweat rooms that are intensely and uncomfortably hot. Infrared saunas are nothing like the old steam or dry convection heat saunas. Infrared saunas operate from between 100° F to 130°F, which is still very comfortable for most people, compared to the intense heat of traditional saunas which operate between 180° F to 235° F. The deep penetration of this heat is much more efficient than traditional saunas. Infrared really is a fascinating technology. Scientific research has now resulted in saunas that emit a finely tuned infrared energy output that closely matches the body’s own radiant energy. What this means is that almost 93% of the infrared waves are absorbed into the body. With this much absorption of the infrared waves, the body heats up, but the air in the sauna remains cooler. The cooler environment of the sauna is much more pleasant to sit in, and air is not so hot to breathe. Many people have them in their homes, and there are many different prices and sizes on infrared saunas.
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Liver & Gallbladder Flush
Time For A Tune Up?
To start off, a short physiology lesson. Just bear with me for a minute. The liver plays a huge role in one’s healing, as it deals heavily with removing and carrying away dangerous toxins, bacteria, and drugs in the bloodstream, fighting infections by activating immune system factors, and breaking down fats and carrying away waste through the production of bile, to name just a few things. The gallbladder, although generally taken for granted, stores the bile and then distributes the specific amount required into the stomach for optimum digestion, breaking down fats and nutrients, while it also neutralizes the acids produced by the stomach during digestion. Now, think of what might happen when if the organs in charge of all these functions became polluted, poisoned, and clogged. It’s not a pretty mental picture, is it? With all the heavy-duty filtering work these vital organs continuously perform, it is of utmost importance that they are refreshed and cleaned out so that they are able to function at an optimum level.
This Liver/Gallbladder Flush is a time-tested favorite of doctors around the world and is one of the best methods of cleansing the tissues of the liver and gallbladder. Detoxification is essential to any chronic illness program. If you do not relieve the body of toxins, the chances of recovery from many illnesses are greatly reduced. The Liver/Gallbladder flush can be repeated monthly, but at the minimum, one should do it every six months. It will be well worth the effort, as many people feel greatly improved after doing one of these flushes.
What You Will Need:
- Homemade Whipping Cream (1 pint)
- One pint of Epsom Salts (Magnesium Sulfate)
- Bentonite Clay (purified for human consumption)
- One gallon of Apple Juice – Organic, unfiltered, and unsweetened
- ½ cup (100ml) of lemon juice or grapefruit juice
- Cold-pressed, Extra Virgin Olive Oil (other oils are suggested later)
- Fresh Fruit (Preferably miscellaneous berries)
- One bottle of Calc-Acid (by Nutri-West) or Calcium Phosphate
- One bottle of Phos-Drops (by Nutri-West)
- One bottle of Total Liver Detox (by Nutri-West)
- One bottle of Molybdenum (by Jernigan Nutraceuticals)
- Two 4” x 6” x ½” ceramic MRBT magnets
More About the Optional Remedies
Calc-Acid from Nutri-West:
An acidifying calcium formula often chosen to support inflammatory conditions
40mg of Elemental Calcium compounded to ensure Acidic PH as:
- Calcium (as phosphate) 105 mg
- Calcium (as ascorbate) 50 mg
- Calcium (as aspartate) 35 mg
- Ammonium Chloride 100 mg
- Betaine HCL 15 mg
- L-Glutamic Acid 120 mg
Phos Drops (by Nutri West):
An easy & convenient way to potentially maintain healthy phosphorus levels in the body.
Ortho Phosphoric Acid-Inositol-Choline. Each Drop Supplies:
- Ortho Phosphoric Acid (75%) 13mg
- Inositol 570mcg
- Choline Bitartrate 270mcg
Follow these instructions completely:
**Over the next 4 days, drink all juice between meals at the rate of 3-4 glasses per day.**
Wednesday, Thursday — Light diet including salads. Drink all the apple juice between meals at the rate of 3-4 glasses per day.
Friday — Reduce fat intake to zero. No oils, no dressings, no meat, nothing with fat in it. Continue light diet including plenty of apples and apple juice.
Saturday Breakfast & Lunch— Fruits, vegetables, miso soup, bread and rice are all OK. Eat no fat, oils, butter or mayonnaise at all. And drink your apple juice in between meals.
Saturday at 2 pm — Don’t eat anything , it’s time to fast. Mix 5 ml (1 teaspoon) of Epsom salt into 200 ml (1 cup) of high-quality apple juice. Stir thoroughly and drink back quickly. (You can drink this through a straw if it helps.) Follow this with a cup of plain water.
Saturday at 5 pm- Mix 5 ml (1 teaspoon) of Epsom salt into 200 ml (1 cup) of high quality apple juice. Stir thoroughly and drink back quickly. (You can drink this through a straw if it helps.) Follow this with a cup of plain water.
**Drink plenty of water so that you are well hydrated (the Epsom salts will dehydrate you.)**
Saturday at 6 pm- Eat a dinner of Homemade Whipping Cream and fruit; the whipping cream contracts the gallbladder; any fruit is acceptable, but berries are best, either fresh or frozen.
Saturday, Half an hour before bedtime- put 1 tablespoon of the Bentonite in 1 glass of water, mix well (Start by adding water slowly), and drink.
Saturday at Bedtime drink ½ cup of Olive Oil; ½ cup of grapefruit, or lemon juice may be added, if desired. **Shake the oil and citrus juice together in a jar until frothy.** Take a deep breath. Drink the mixture “briskly” or take sips over 5 to 10 minutes. Sipping this “salad dressing” through a straw is the easiest for many people. You may feel a little nauseous, which is natural. Breathe deeply! Brush your teeth well and head for bed. Don’t clean up the kitchen.
**Note: You can replace Olive Oil with another cold pressed oil like: sunflower oil, coconut oil, walnut oil, almond oil, hazelnut oil, cashew oil, peanut oil, grape seed oil, sesame seeds oil, hemp oil, flax seeds oil, or other natural plant oil. If you are using lemon juice, it may be easier to sip each liquid separately, using the lemon juice as a chaser for the oil, as the two tend to form a gel when mixed which may be more challenging to swallow. Grapefruit juice doesn’t usually gel in this way.**
**It is important that you lie down immediately** after taking the oil in order to release the most stones. Lie on your RIGHT side with your knees tucked if you can (fetal position). Stay still for at least 20 minutes before you change positions. You will likely hear a lot of gurgling “down there” which is a good sign that the oil is at work. Of course, you can change positions during the night. Go to sleep and stay in bed as long as possible.
Sunday afternoon — Don’t plan to go ANYWHERE. You may feel weak and will be busy cleansing. Break your fast with juice and fruit, light soup and steamed vegetables. You can resume your regular healthy eating habits Sunday evening starting with some leafy green vegetables.
Best Ways to Free Your Body From Bio-Toxins
Biotoxins that are present in the body from built-up mold, fungus, and yeast aggravate Lyme symptoms or vice versa. It doesn’t stop there though. As if that wasn’t enough, biotoxins don’t only affect Lyme, but there’s also a list a mile long of different symptoms they cause, including allergies, fatigue, depression, etc. Allermac is a great way to help the body heal from these toxins. Another bonus that comes with this dynamic product is that I am not aware of many people herxing when taking this remedy, especially when taken along with Molybdenum to help the body flush out the toxins so they don’t cause painful herxes. Enough with the introduction though. You know what’s going on, now let’s talk about how to fix it.
Clean Up Your Diet
A natural diet of fruit, vegetables, grass-fed meat (barring moral objections & allergies), and simple grains is the foundation for delivering the nutrients needed for a balanced human body. Remove processed foods from your diet. If it comes in a package, it's probably not for you (there are some exceptions). This will help you with two of the bigger diet-related problems we face today, an over-consumption of refined sugars, and the growing intolerance to proteins found in wheat (gluten intolerance).
Start A Remedy Regimen
20 years of Clinical experience has proven these 4 products (Allermac, any Neuro-Antitox formula, Yeast-Ease Plus, & Molybdenum) to be shockingly effective in enabling the body to heal itself from the vicious biotoxins from harmful microbes such as mold. One of the ways we confirmed each success was by using the VCS test to check the improvement of the patients since symptoms (or lack there-of) alone don’t always tell the whole story and can be unreliable sources when it comes to tracking the overall progress.
Create A Clean Healing Environment
A natural diet of fruit, vegetables, grass-fed meat (barring moral objections & allergies), and simple grains is the foundation for delivering the nutrients needed for a balanced human body. Remove processed foods from your diet. If it comes in a package, it's probably not for you (there are some exceptions). This will help you with two of the bigger diet-related problems we face today, an overconsumption of refined sugars, and the growing intolerance to proteins found in wheat (gluten intolerance).
Pretty Hair, Poisoned Head
We all know the skin is very absorbent (and if you didn’t, well, now you do). Nothing changes when you make a trip to the salon. As much as we don’t like to think about it, all the chemicals in the pastes and products, “loaded with all sorts of questionably safe chemicals including ammonia, formaldehyde, sodium laurel sulphates, and parabens, to name a few” (Adams) are slurped in through the gazillion pores on our heads. Some bodies handle it better than others, but toxic is toxic and you can bet it’ll get you one way or another. Going blonde to red or covering up those pesky gray hairs might be perfectly on trend, but according to Dr. Mercola, the ingredients in standard hair dye could also be linked to cancer, developmental and reproductive toxicity, neurotoxicity, immunotoxicity and organ toxicity, allergies and irritation of the eyes, skin, or lungs. The Hansa Center for Optimum Health also concludes that the ammonia in the hair dye alone could cause symptoms that might include, but not be limited to “severe muscular weakness, fatigue, heart palpitations, headaches, and brain fog/confusion.“
In this day and age though, how can they really ask us to give up our precious flare? Most of us would rather suffer the consequences than sacrifice our colors. We are all too ready accept that “beauty hurts.” Statistics say that “more than one in three women, and one in 10 men over 40, throughout Europe, North America and Japan use some type of hair color” (Mercola). While using all-natural products is always going to be the best thing to do, our wallets and favorite salons aren’t always so accommodating. Don’t worry!
I’ve got a plan B for you.
The best thing you can do once the crime has been committed is to detox. However, in this case, a good detox tea is going to be a bit too generalized to do your head much good, though it never hurts. My favorite thing to do is take Neuro-Antitox II CNS/PNS right afterwards because it “specifically helps the body breakdown ammonia and eliminate inflammation caused by ammonia” (Hansacenter.blogspot.com). This remedy contains homeo-energetic potencies that are thought to send the medicinal properties of the detox remedy to your brain and its area of influence. I also apply it topically to my head when I can. Then I follow that up with a trace mineral called Molybdenum, which is a fantastic complement to the Neuro-Antitox II CNS/PNS, boosting the body’s ability to get the toxins out of the body.
Clean Up the Mess:
Oil pulling would also be an effective (and cheap) counteractive, as I have found it useful in relieving toxic headaches, toothaches, and the like. It is also claimed to provide extensive detoxification for the whole body, as well as benefiting many systemic diseases. Not to mention being indisputably beneficial for your oral health!
If you’re really feeling the toxic effects, or you want to be brilliantly careful, go ahead and pour yourself a hydrogen peroxide and epsom salt bath>. You can find the ingredients at just about any of your local grocery stores, it’s very budget-friendly, and only takes 20 minutes. This is an AMAZING tool. Check it out!
Can Hair Dyes Give You Cancer?by Dr. Joseph Mercola
Question About Breathing In Hair Dye Fumes by the Hansa Center for Optimum Health
Why I Decided To Ditch Chemicals And Go Organic With My Hair Dyeby Rebecca Adams, Huffington Post
*This article is for educational purposes. Before implementing any supplements/remedies always consult with your healthcare professional. Due to the complexity of the human condition there remains the possibility of symptoms getting worse. Again, discuss the ideas presented here with your health care professional before beginning, and stop, or get support, if your condition worsens. This information is not intended to treat, cure, diagnose, or mitigate any disease or illness, and has not been evaluated by the FDA. Jernigan Nutraceuticals does not treat named diseases, but seeks to restore the body’s optimum structural and functional integrity so that the body can rapidly heal itself.