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This Is What You Need To Do To Detox

It is that time of year when everyone is thinking or talking about detoxing. Some people like to do fasts, others juice cleanses. Everyone’s heard about the Master Cleanse, that’s the one where you drink water mixed with lemon, cayenne and maple syrup. A lot of doctors actually think the the Mater Cleanse is dangerous as it doesn’t give the body the nutrients it needs to support it. While you detox it’s important to nourish your body and support your liver function.

What if I told you that you could detox without adhering to a special diet?

That sounds good, right? Well, you can actually. You can detox easily and effectively while you continue to eat a balanced diet. Of course you should still eat a clean diet, with hormone free and chemical free proteins and organic fruits and vegetables. It goes without saying that you should also avoid sugar and processed foods while you are detoxing.

How can you detox in a safe, healthy way without starving yourself or depriving yourself of key nutrients?

One way to do it is by using homeopathics to detox. The HVS Homeopathic line was created 30 years ago by Dr. Kratz. His formulations are designed to rid your body of toxins at a cellular level. Each formulation is prepared with five potencies in a pure water base, totally harmless for your body and without side effects.

It was after Allen Kratz, PharmD explored the depths of both conventional and complementary medicine that he developed a therapeutic line of formulas to eliminate harmful substances from the body such as heavy metals, chemicals, parasites, molds and tobacco. Down the road these toxins may contribute to health problems.

How do homeopathics work?

The homeopathic line from Kratz is made up of individualized formulas called Detoxosodes. It works under the assumption that the “toxin” in the formula will affect the body by “training” it to recognize the harmful substance and ultimately purging it. The formulas contain small amounts of the substance that have been targeted for elimination.

The usual protocol is to take the Detoxosode for about two weeks to clear the unwanted substance and return your body back to homeostasis.

Dr. Kratz also designed Adaptosode and Biosode homeopathic formulations to serve as a support system while you detox. The Adaptasode formulas are also used for relief of fatigue, weariness, and to assist your body systems while purging these nasty invaders. The Biosode formulas are designed to support cell regeneration during this process.

The formulations created by HVS can be chosen to customize a cleanse.  Click Here for a complete list of HVS Detoxosode formulas.  

It is important that you are working with a health care practitioner to guide you in this process. Call us and we can recommend which formulas are right for you. The homeopathic line of HVS Detoxosodes are only available by phone oder.

If homeopathics are not right for you Garden of Life has a great one week Raw Cleanse Kit.

If you suspect you have toxins or parasites that are at the cause of your symptoms it’s a good idea to take a home test to get to the bottom of what unwanted organisms are in your system. Click here for the compete line of Doctors Data  and Genova at home tests.

How To Get the Most Out Of Your At Home Gut Test.

A yearly gut test is a really good idea if you want to know things about what resides in your gut. Your gut health is the most essential component to disease prevention and longevity.

What's in your gut?Your immune system lives in your gut, and most importantly your body’s ability to produce hormones is affected by your gut. Essentially you need to make sure it’s running properly before you have any symptoms. That’s why a yearly gut test ought to be done as a check up. 

A great test to take for yearly maintenance is the Doctors Data Comprehensive Stool Analysis Test.  or Genova Labs’ Comprehensive Digestive Stool Analysis.

Maybe you have constipation, gas, bloating, brain fog, diarrhea or chronic stomach pain. This could be due to a bacteria, yeast or a fungal overgrowth, or maybe even a parasite that you picked up on your travels. A gut test will also indicate that you may have a bacteria imbalance and need more good bacteria. We suggest Genova Comprehensive Parasitology or Doctors Data Comprehensive Parasitology Test. Both companies offer similar labs.

If you’ve already had a gut test and found your good bacteria levels to be low you may have started taking prebiotics and probiotics. If it’s been at least three months since you’ve been taking them, now is a good time to recheck.

You want to make sure that your probiotics are working to bring in more good bacteria and it’s actually taking up residency in your gut. A gut recheck ought to be a way to ensure that you’re taking the right probiotic for you and also let you know if you need prebiotic fiber to fertilize the probiotic.

If your previous assessment results have shown that you have candida, and you followed a protocol and change of diet, you can retest to make sure the protocol has worked and the candida is under control.  At this point you will know if you should continue with the protocol.

Do you know that there is a specific parasite test? There’s a great one from Genova Diagnostics. 

If you tested positive for parasites you most likely followed a protocol to cleanse the digestive tract and then recolonized your gut and strengthened your immune system. Once the treatment protocol is finished you need to retest to ensure the parasites are gone.   

Need help? Please call us toll free at 877.240.7528 M-F 10-3 PST to set up a consult.

Digestive Enzymes are Important

Most people will benefit from supplementing their diet with digestive enzymes. Some of the immediate benefits you’ll notice are regular bowel movements, decreased gas, speedier emptying of the stomach, feeling less full after meals.

Enzymes are found naturally in raw fruits and vegetables. Once they are cooked or processed the enzymes are lost.

How Can You Get More Digestive Enzymes?

  •  Eat raw food
  •  Supplement with digestive enzymes before each meal
  •  Supplement with proteolytic digestive enzymes on an empty stomach

6 More Reasons to Supplement with Digestive Enzymes

  • Increase the amount of nutrients your body can utilize
  • Help break down your food to be utilized by your good gut bacteria.
  • Give your overworked, weary digestive processes a vacation so it can rest and rebuild
  • Strengthens weakened digestion caused by a less than perfect diet, eating processed foods and stress of a modern lifestyle.
  • Combat the decline of our enzymes which occurs naturally in aging. Our digestive enzymes drop to about 50% starting as early as age 30.
  • Helps the immune system control pathogens and parasites by reducing bacteria and improving circulation
  • Back in 2004, research from the National Enzyme Company showed that taking supplements of enzymes improves digestion.

Here’s what’s really strange:

The study found that availability of glucose increased 400% in the healthy digestive system mode, and 700% in a model for impaired digestion.

Interesting, eh?

The findings provided scientific confirmation for what we only previously suspected from patients telling us:

Skin Candy Chocolate Mint Abdominal Massage

Skin Candy Chocolate Mint is Perfect to Use for Abdominal Massage.

Skin Candy Cocoa Butter for Abdominal Massage

What is Abdominal Massage?

It’s when the abdomen and intestinal areas are massaged with different motions and pressure. The massage action naturally helps to stimulate peristalsis, decrease
colonic transit time and increase the frequency of bowel movements. It also reduces the discomfort typically associated with constipation.

Abdominal Massage can also benefit the digestive system by relaxing the digestive organs, stimulating digestion and increasing blood flow throughout the system.

What techniques are used in abdominal massage?

The techniques vary depending on the type of massage being used, yet they all work to improve digestion and elimination. Abdominal massage is concentrated on the stomach, small and large intestines, and the muscles surrounding these organs.

Self-applied stomach massage can alleviate gas and digestive issues, as well as strengthen underlying muscle tissue. It stimulates your internal organs, including your gallbladder and liver.

Increased blood and oxygen flow helps to improve organ function. In the case of your gallbladder and liver, improved function means efficient release and removal of waste products. Improved blood circulation benefits the blood vessels of the entire abdominal cavity.

How To Do Self Massage.​

Lay down with your knees up and moving your knees from left to right. This helps the flow. Remember to breathe deeply while you massage as it helps with oxygen flow and relaxation.

Now apply Chocolate Mint Skin Candy onto your abdomen. With a gentle light pressure, using both hands, massage your stomach using clockwise circular strokes.

As your abdomen relaxes you can apply a little more pressure.

Massage for 15 minutes twice a day.

It has been found that performing the massage with essential oils of peppermint offers an additional aromatherapeutic benefit and helps to improve constipation symptoms even more than massage alone.

Why Peppermint?

Peppermint​ is an herb that belongs to the Lamiaceae family in the genus Mentha and botanically named Mentha piperita. Originally native to Europe, peppermint is now cultivated in nearly all regions globally.

The health benefits of peppermint oil include its ability to treat indigestion, respiratory problems, headache, nausea, fever, stomach and bowel spasms, as well as for pain relief.

It is extremely helpful as an aid for digestion.

You see peppermint is what is known as a carminative and therefore helps in removing excess gas. It is also a good for those who have a low appetite, and it helps treating motion sickness, nausea and upset stomachs.

Peppermint calms the muscles of the stomach and improves the flow of bile, which the body uses to digest fats.

Menthol and methyl salicylate, the main ingredients in peppermint, have antispasmodic effects, with calming effects on the gastrointestinal tract.

A number of studies have also shown it to be a great reliever of Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS).

The stimulating effects of peppermint oil have been shown to increase blood circulation. In fact, studies have shown that as soon as the essential oil vapor touches the end of the olfactory nerve endings, there is an almost instant increase in pulse rate and blood circulation. The stimulating effect of increased blood circulation helps to oxygenate
the body’s organs and increase metabolism.

Take advantage of the introductory 2 pack discount offer of Skin Candy’s Chocolate Mint Cocoa Butter. Use Coupon code CANDY50 and get 50% off your second bottle.

Intestinal Repair Capsules to the Rescue

Do you sometimes experience discomfort in your tummy and you don’t know why?

Perhaps you try and relate it to something you’ve eaten? Maybe you ‘over’ ate, partied hard or are under a lot of stress …. could be many reasons but you don’t really know what it’s all about and what’s worse is that it doesn’t go away as quickly as you expected.

Intestinal Repair Caps BiogenesisThat’s when Intestinal Repair Capsules are the perfect answer to help get rid of your symptoms, no matter what caused the sudden symptoms you experience.

Why?

When you look at the ingredients in this great formula you can tell why.

To start with it has 2000 IUs of Vitamin A Palmitate, the one that is absorbed better by the body and known to help nausea and diarrhea and 100 IUs of Vitamin E Succinate. This type of Vitamin E is a form of vitamin E that contains a chemical alpha-tocopheryl known to have antioxidant effects that can help counteract any harmful toxins you may have been exposed to.
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Then there’s Glutamine, which is an amino acid used as fuel by the cells that line the intestines to keep them healthy. It has been shown to heal Leaky Gut. Glutamine levels can be depleted when the body is under prolonged stress leaving you vulnerable to Leaky Gut.

In addition to Glutamine this product has other standout ingredients such as:

N-acetyl glucosamine
It helps to heal the tight junctions in the gut. These are the spaces between the intestinal cells. The health of these cells is crucial. When they are not functioning healthy, food particles can leak out of the intestines and get into the blood stream. This is toxic to our systems and know as Leaky Gut Syndrome.

Quercitin
A very potent antioxidant. Antioxidants fight against free radicals which are the chemically reactive compounds that damage cell membranes and DNA and also cause cell death. It helps to lessen the effects of oxidative stress on the body. Oxidative stress takes place in all of us but is increased by things like a poor diet, high levels of stress, a lack of sleep and exposure to chemical toxins.

Cat’s Claw
Helps reduce pain and inflammation. Dr Axe says that cat’s claw is one of the best antiviral herbs to boost the immune system and fight infection. It’s used to treat many digestive disorders like colitis, diverticulitis, gastritis, hemorrhoids, stomach ulcers and leaky gut.

Okra
High in fiber, vitamin C and folate and also helps with pain related to inflammation. 

Glucosamine
Has a role in healing the gut because it forms a major part of the mucosal layer in the GI tract. It works to help heal inflamed, damaged soft tissues of the gut.

Zinc Glycinate
Helps to promote healing and strengthen the immune system. It promotes a feeling of well being and reduces stress.

If your symptoms are persistent or if you suspect you have Leaky Gut Syndrome, you can always take the easy to administer Genova Lab Intestinal Permeability home urine test to find out more.

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Sheryl Cohen January 21, 2017