Where the body is very dry, stressed and the elimination pathways are mostly blocked, food with a very gentle vibration is particularly important. So a ‘swollen diet’ which is alkalising, anti-inflammatory, very low in saturated fats and high in essential fatty acids will bring the right messages through the colon and allow the body to reach a state of calmness so that the cells can be effectively managed and renewed. Then a regime that promotes the rehydration of the cells will assist the rebalancing of the lymphatic, endocrine and the central nervous system. A careful and gentle approach will bring up the energy levels and vitality very gradually. Fundamental to your return to full health is to detoxify and deep cleanse your cells before beginning to re-nurture them. This will allow the body to regain its integrity to clear the cells efficiently, so the toxicity is released and removed.
Remove all diuretic, acidifying and dehydrating food and beverages. At the start of the healing regime it is essential that the diuretic, acidifying and dehydrating food and beverages are greatly reduced, if not completely removed. The colon conditions are central to body health, so as well as the focus on liver balance, it is necessary to pay attention to supporting the colon and digestion. It is important not to overload the digestion or to irritate it and to keep the system well lubricated so that peristalsis can work with gentle action.
Dietary step to turn off the “dehydration alert”. The first focus is on increasing water and swollen food to enable the message through the colon to switch off the “dehydration alert”. Therefore the diet should give the colon a message of rehydration. Whole grain rice and millet are ideal for this purpose as they are neutral and can hold a lot of fluid. When cooked and fully hydrated they should form 45% of the diet taken over 2 meals. Also at least 2 litres of water must be taken daily in small frequent amounts throughout the day and evening. Where the water is naturally ionised the uptake of water through the bowel wall is greatly improved. Drinking ‘green juice’ is nutrient laden, naturally ionised water and is a very effective method of increasing the uptake of water, minerals and vitamins (don’t use more than 25% content from fruit). This can also provided by consuming fresh leafy vegetable salad twice per day (lunch and supper). Hydration is also helped by drinking a pint of body-temperature water 1/2 hr before eating.
A little fruit can be taken; too much will stress the liver. Remove gluten and damaged fats. If you are blood group O you are more likely to be better adapted to digesting meat products than those who are blood group A. If you wish to continue to eat meat it is still necessary to avoid pork, and limit your intake to small portions (<10% of the total daily food intake) of chicken, beef and lamb 2-3 x per week and fish 2 x per week. If you find pulses hard to digest try fermented pulses, such as Tofu, to replace meat/fish for the other meals. Avoid all diuretics and stimulants. Vegetables, fresh and cooked, should comprise 45% of the diet and include plenty of sprouted seeds. There are plenty of sources of magnesium in this diet as it is found in fish, meat, pulses/legumes, apples, apricots, avocados, bananas, whole grain rice and millet, nuts, dark green vegetables, etc.. The richest sources of zinc in nature are to be found in seeds.
Long term diet. Maintain a mainly alkaline-forming diet, predominated by green leafy vegetables (through juicing, homemade soups and salads), and including cucurbits, pulses, fish, seeds, plus some types of fruits and root veg, will enable you to remain well and energetic. It is necessary to continue to avoid salt, sugar, tea, coffee, sweet drinks, alcohol, chocolate that are acid forming/stimulating /diuretic. Proportions of raw and cooked depend on the season (i.e the body does not like to detoxify and eliminate in the winter and the digestion needs warming during the dark cold period, so predominantly cooked is more appropriate). A diet that includes fish, 2-3 servings per week, is a good target level for omega-3s and bringing up fish-based EPA and DHA. All foods high in sugar, treated oils, wheat and salt quickly increase dampness and stress the liver, as do large meals and over-eating; these therefore should be avoided.
Cleansing the elimination pathways. The next step is to stimulate the elimination pathways, especially the liver and kidneys, to decongest and cleanse so they return to their healthy operating state and able to handle the high toxic load that will start to occur once the cells are able to open and release excess sodium, calcium and the cholesterol and toxins that are held around the cells. Once these elimination pathways are open and operating sufficiently, the full detoxification programme can begin.
Castor oil packing will enable this process to happen quickly and will need very little intervention. This will aid the release of the congestion, and will assist the organs to regain their functions. The most important organ to be cleansed is the liver and then the kidneys. To further assist the liver to decongest and to stimulate the lymphatic system, coffee enemas can be used once per week for 4 weeks. Skin brushing is an excellent way to stimulate lymphatic activity and drainage It encourages elimination through the skin and is an effective and gentle way of assisting the body to cleanse.
Epsom salt baths will also be very helpful and can be taken 3 consecutive evenings every two weeks, particularly during the winter months.
Hot and cold bathing will also be helpful.
Addressing the essential fatty acid (EFA) deficiency using nutritional supplements. Once the elimination pathways are open, cellular detoxification is taking place and the dehydration alert has been switched off, focus should now be on addressing the essential fatty acid (EFAs), the prostaglandins deficiencies, and the problem of the cell membrane, by taking nutritional supplements.
(i) To increase the EFAs, particularly omega 3, intake, soak golden linseed overnight. This will also help the inflamed digestion, the constipation and increasing the hydration message.
(ii) Lecithin is important as it has 60% omega 3 and omega 6 and contains phospholipids; it also breaks down the damaged fats. Therefore, lecithin is key dietary supplement for addressing EFA deficiency and to renew the damaged membranes.
(iii) Whole leaf aloe vera is very useful for bringing more messages to body that it is being hydrated. Aloe vera is an excellent calming, anti-inflammatory and nutritious supplement. It will assist the digestion to rebalance and heal, including the ulcers. Aloe vera will also assist the liver to detoxify.
(iv) Gammalinolenic acid (GLA) is helpful for eczema and blood pressure condition and for the endocrine. Evening primrose oil (EPO) has been shown as the most effective in providing GLA. As it contains phenylalanine it is very helpful for treating chronic muscle pain and headaches.
(v) To further assist the removing toxins from the digestive tract psyllium husk is ideal.
Addressing the electrolyte imbalance and magnesium deficit using specific supplements. Next, the focus is on addressing the electrolyte imbalance and magnesium deficiency to build up the prostaglandins, strengthening the endocrine, lymphatic, circulatory and central nervous systems. The supplements below are concentrated and to be used for periods of time; the effect should be carefully monitored. These should be introduced once the body is more hydrated, i.e., is not on dehydration alert.
(i) For prostaglandin production, magnesium, zinc, vit E and vit B3 and B6 is needed.
(ii) The magnesium, zinc, vit B6 and B3 will now start the prostaglandin production and start to boost the endocrine.
(iii) To move on further to address the issue of extreme electrolyte imbalance extra magnesium will be needed. By bringing in lots of magnesium we need to be prepared for lots of sodium to be excreted. It is important before taking this step, therefore, to make sure that the bowel is moving and liver is decongested in order to move it out of the body.
(iv) Phosphatydil Serine, a form of lecithin attached to an amino acid, gives greater potential of reaching the central nervous system. This will assist the cleansing of the membranes of the brain and better able to shift the electrolytes at head level.
(v) The introduction of Pyridoxal-5-phosphate (P5P) will ensure that the liver is able to use the vit B6 in its broken down form and able to access the potential of the zinc and the magnesium.
Author: S. A. Wren
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