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We Spring Clean our Homes, What About Our Bodies?

By Dr. Ramsey Expert
 
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In the world of medicine there are two ways to approach health. Both have a place in all of our lives. One approach is to be proactive. This means to do everything we possibly can to enhance our quality of life (and most likely quantity).

Proactive effort includes optimizing nutrition, minimizing stress, exercising smarter not harder, sleeping a minimum of 8 hours each night without interruption, replacing declining hormones in a safe way and keeping our bodies clean (detoxification/cleansing) in this ever changing world with more and more industrialization.

The other approach is to be reactive. This means to react to a condition with a treatment that is most often suppressive in nature so that the symptoms go away. We can approach health conditions without suppressing, but it takes time, awareness and self commitment to be successful.

I have heard some physicians who practice reactive (with drugs and surgery) medicine say “the body naturally detoxifies itself and that cleansing the liver is all hype.” They are correct on one hand – the body does naturally detoxify itself – if it has the proper nutrients and if the colon is functioning well (having three bowel movements a day).

As we age, nutrient status depletes for a few reasons:

• Our food chain is becoming more deficient with over cultivation of the soil (unless you eat organically)
• Our load is increasing. “Load” refers to substances that pass through the liver every minute that need to be broken down and eliminated. The load is increasing because;
• The food industry allows ridiculous amounts of processing, which introduces dyes, preservatives and toxins to our body.
• The air that we breathe accumulates more pollutants daily. In fact, each year, 2,000 new chemicals are released on the market. Not all are fully tested for their effect on the human body.
• As we age, we also don’t digest as well, absorb or eliminate as efficiently. This puts us behind the 8-ball with eliminating waste and instead, we accumulate it.

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CharlotteSal

Great information. I was just talking about a family member who has liver disease and Type A hepatitis. I'm not sure he would be willing to do a cleanse but it's good to have the info if he ever changes his mind.

August 17, 2009 - 6:48am
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