Saturday, December 18, 2010

Detoxing the Body - Key to Healing Cancer
Wheatgrass Detox Benefits
We live in a toxic world - there is no doubt about that. Toxins found in our environment (air, water, food, and all of the products that touch our skin) gradually build up over the years until we reach a personal level of toxicity that the body can no longer deal with and ultimately leads to a toxic crisis. Toxins can act as carcinogens which set the stage for cancer to begin.

A chronically stressful lifestyle and/or painful emotions suffered in the past also have the ability to turn on hormones that weaken the immune system, suppressing the body's natural  ability to stop cancer cells before they get out of control.

Healing from cancer is a two part approach: 1. Reduce the toxic burden in the body; 2. Flood the body with healing nutrients from living foods. If you don't discover what led to the toxic crisis in the first place, you will always find yourself back in the same place - in  a toxic crisis that leads to organic disease.

If you want to heal cancer, begin by detoxing the body and the emotions:

1. Stop physically stressing your body with toxins: Eat organic foods, free of pesticides, herbicides, antibiotics, hormones, artificial ingredients, chemicals, preservatives, etc.. Use non-toxic cleaning and skin care products. Purify your drinking and shower water. Reduce contact with pollutants that you breathe.

2. Stop mental and emotional stress, both past and present: Work with a therapist to process and dissolve the negative energy caused by past hurts that becomes stored or trapped in the body. Forgiveness is essential to healing - forgiving yourself as well as those who hurt you. Examine your present lifestyle and change the things that cause you stress. You may need to temporarily stop working so you can devote all of your energy to healing.

Past and present negative energy must be dissolved so that your body can use all of its vital energy on healing rather than on managing the effects of stress.

As soon as I was diagnosed with uterine leiomyosarcoma, I went to see a reputable naturopath who ordered various tests to check the source(s) of my toxicity. You can't guess at this; you need to go to a professional who can use laboratory tests to discover what is going on in your own body. For me, I had off-the-chart levels of parabens and pthalates, as well as some metals. The way my body dissolved estrogen (estrogen methylation) was producing more toxic chemicals, so I also needed to do something to alter that pathway.

My naturopath prescribed various supplements to help with my specific detoxification needs, and made it clear that if I didn't stop ingesting more toxins, the detox program would be useless. I was retested along the way to make sure the detoxification program was working, and indeed, it was!

Soon after, I attended the Optimum Health Institute where detoxification was a big part of the healing program. According to both OHI and the Hippocrates Health Institute, drinking wheat grass is an integral part of detoxification. It cleanses the body as well as flooding it with nutrients. Wheat grass nourishes the blood, lowers blood pressure, and removes toxins from the body. Used for decades by healthcare professionals,wheat grass can be consumed as part of a detox program to reduce illness and restore health. A wheat grass juice detox can improve the digestive system, remove heavy metals from the bloodstream, detox the liver, remove poisons and toxins from the body, increase energy and functionality, and nourish the blood.

Wheatgrass provides vitamins, minerals and living enzymes to the body. The nutrients within this beneficial plant remove toxins from the body and improve the health and functionality of the body without side effects.  When you have cancer, it should be consumed round the clock daily for optimum results.

Wheatgrass benefits the body by providing every amino acid, vitamin and mineral (some in only trace amounts) necessary for human nutrition. The nutritional value of wheatgrass is substantially higher than other vegetable and fruit options of equal weight. For example, it would take 2.5 lbs. of vegetables to match the nutritional value of 1 oz. of wheatgrass. Because wheatgrass packs such a strong nutritional punch, it can deliver antibacterial properties that cleanse the liver, antioxidants that strengthen the immune system and antiaging properties with just one shot of the juice (1 oz.). 

When I attended the Optimum Health Institute, we harvested our own wheatgrass and juiced it daily, drinking it throughout the day. We also used it for wheatgrass implants. This is where you give yourself an enema with purified water followed by an enema of wheatgrass which you try to retain for 10 minutes to "implant" the wheatgrass in the bowel. If you have cancer, this is a great aid in the detoxification of the liver. 

Once I returned home from the Institute, I continued to consume wheat grass. After careful research, I highly recommend BarleyMax wheatgrass from Hallelujah Acres. I think it is the best wheatgrass powder available, and believe it to be better than fresh wheatgrass that is quickly grown for commercial use at many 'juice bars'. BarleyMax is a certified organic whole-food concentrate made from the juice of young barley grass and alfalfa. It is kept enzymatically alive with low-temperature processing that does not damage heat sensitive nutrients. It contains no additives or fillers. It is a 100% pure juice powder that promotes detoxification and is a rich source of anti-oxidants. Because of its richness in nutrients, drinking BarleyMax and freshly extracted vegetable juices will aid the body in detoxification and in the activation of its self-healing.

I enjoy filling a shaker with purified ice and water, then adding a heaping tablespoon of BarleyMax Mint. It's refreshing spearmint taste makes it pleasurable to drink throughout the day. Try drinking at least 8 ounces every 2 hours from sunrise to bedtime. Alternate your wheat grass with 8 ounces of  freshly pressed vegetable juice every 2 hours. For example, 7AM - 8 ounces wheat grass; 8AM - 8 ounces freshly pressed carrot/apple juice; 9AM - 8 ounces wheat grass, etc. 

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