Learn To detox Like A Rock Star: the Ultimate Guide to Supercharging your Life
Detoxification is a great way to reset the body’s chemistry and release old emotional and mental patterns that are keeping us stuck.Our body is a super-smart living machine. If we give it the right tools and remove the interference from toxic and denatured foods, it can heal itself. Detoxification is a natural process where we remove accumulated toxins and debris from the blood, organs, and tissues by putting the body on a special program consisting of high vibration foods, special herbs and superfoods, and highly specific acupuncture protocols that supercharge the removal of wastes and stagnation from the body.At Alchemy Radiant Health we recommend a detox at least twice every year. As well as helping the body to eliminate the many toxins and chemicals that we are exposed to in our environment on a daily basis, detoxification is a great way to reset the body’s chemistry and release old emotional and mental patterns that are keeping us stuck. The main organs and tissues involved in detoxification include the liver, kidneys, the gut, and the lymph fluid. A good detox is an opportunity transform on every level.
Good health begins in the gut.We are what we eat. The choices we make around food affect not just our gut but also our brain performance. Whether you are suffering from poor memory, a foggy head, headaches, depression or anxiety – your diet might be the chief culprit.Having difficulty losing weight? No matter how hard you try, can’t seem to lose that spare tire around your stomach? Parasites and yeast might have something to do with that!
The Foundation of the Alchemy Detox Program is Getting Clear on the relationship between the foods we eat and the results that show up our bodyWe have designed a program that helps you to connect the dots. Poor health is self-inflicted from living a lifestyle that treats our body as if it is a beat up old car instead of the Ferrari it was meant to be. We pour bad fuel in the form of rancid fats, high fructose corn syrup, and trans-fats into our body – and then expect a quick fix when pain and loss of organ function occurs. Miracle drugs or surgery can’t fix a toxic condition. They can take away the symptoms for a period, but eventually our lifestyle catches up with us and we are forced to pay the piper.
A key part of our philosophy at Alchemy Radiant Health is to “Live the Tao.”This means to live in harmony with the Laws of Nature. An extension of this is to eat as nature intended us to eat. Whole plant-based foods with maximum nutrition and life-force, superfoods and regenerative tonic herbs to rebuild our organs, enhance our longevity and feed our brains. What do you think happens to our bodies through the law of resonance if we eat toxic lifeless food grown in cruel conditions with profit being the main motivating factor? When we replace these denatured foods with foods of a high vibration, old negative emotions, fears, depression and pain start to dissolve.In Chinese medicine there are three things which are important in the prognosis of disease:
- The Spirit or Shen,
- The Stomach Qi (Qi means life force energy) and,
- The root, or kidneys.
3 Key Elements to the Prognosis of Disease
Western medicine tends to focus on the branches.Specialists can cut out and replace diseased branches such as our organs but unless we treat the root, the gut, it is like cutting heads off the hydra – cut off one head only to have another surface. We end up chasing pain and organ dysfunction, while the true cause goes ignored. Most people are on medication of some sort or another.Medication is very effective at suppressing the symptoms, but as many people get older and the amount of medications they take increase, the side effects themselves become toxic. However, more progressive medical professionals are starting to make the connection between our gut health and inflammation and dysfunction in the rest of our body. Imbalances in the gut such as a yeast overgrowth from intestinal flora dysfunction (due for example, to the excessive use of antibiotics), and compromised digestion from poor food combining are the root cause of many health problems.Even if we are taking supplements, we often experience poor absorption of the nutrients – either that or they are being greedily eaten by the parasites and yeasts competing for nutrition with the good intestinal inhabitants that share our gut. A comprehensive detox program will completely restore our gut ecosystem and make sure we get maximum results from our supplementation program.
Why Do I need to Detox?
There’s an old saying about the Law of Resonance. “As above so below.”What this means in every day language is that when we poison our oceans and waterways, the toxicity shows up as pollution in our the waterways of our bodies. Our bodies are 70% water. All the poisons dumped into the macrocosmic ecosystems of nature eventually poison the microcosmic systems of the body. Toxic tissues and blood become the breeding ground for viruses and bacteria.The latest research is discovering that it is the terrain that matters, not the pathogen. Regular detox of all the systems in the body is an important investment in your health. Detox deals with the tap root, eliminating toxins that pollute the blood and tissues, attracting pathogens and weakening immunity. Toxicity is self-inflicted from living a lifestyle that treats our body as if it is a slum instead of the temple it was meant to be. We drink sodas loaded with high fructose corn syrup or laced with neurotoxins like aspartame, eat engineered highly-processed fast foods with artificial flavors and sweeteners, get almost no exercise, and spend most of our days indoors staring at computer screens – and then look for a magic bullet when pain and loss of organ function follows.Life exacts a price for this kind of neglect and despite the promises of TV ads, drugs and surgery can’t fix a toxic condition – they only take away the symptoms. The price usually comes in the form of arthritic pain, insomnia, inability to think clearly, poor memory and a feeling of sub-health and low energy – ultimately leading to serious chronic health conditions.
What about all the toxic chemicals we are subjected to in our environment?Even though individual chemicals may be below the level where they are considered a toxic threat, multiple chemicals may combine and accumulate, eventually resulting in an overwhelmed body that can no longer deal with the toxic load. For example, World Health Organization cancer expert Professor Christopher Portier has stated that “Glyphosate is definitely genotoxic. There is no doubt in my mind.” (Genotoxic means that it causes damage to the genes). Glyphosate is found in “Roundup”, the most commonly used pesticide in the States. It gets into the food supply and damages the liver. (Another good reason to eat organic)One in three Americans will be diagnosed with cancer, often before the age of 65. According to the New York Times, “The World Cancer Research Fund published a report in 2007 concluding that a majority of cancer cases in Western societies could be avoided with life-style measures: 40 percent from changes in diet and physical activity (more vegetables and fruits, less sugar, less red meat, regular walking or the equivalent activity 30 minutes six times per week), 30 percent from smoking cessation, and about 10 percent from reduced alcohol consumption.”Other environmental toxins we are exposed to on a daily basis include:
- Heavy metals: mercury, lead, and aluminum. Larger, older fish are more likely to contain bigger doses of mercury, from eating many small fish and accumulating mercury. A safe fish choice is wild-caught Alaskan salmon
- Liver toxins: alcohol, drugs, pesticides, and toxic chemicals.
- pesticides and fertilizers: such as Roundup (only organic foods are free from these)
- Yeast, bacteria, and toxic mold: Foods that contain yeast include corn, wheat, gluten, sugar, peanuts and cheese.
- Arsenic: Rice from China, India and Bangladesh has been shown to have the potential to contain arsenic
How Do I Know if I Need to Detox?
- Do you wake up in the morning feeling groggy and tired?
- Do you have difficulty losing weight even though you diet and exercise?
- Do you crave certain foods or engage in binge eating?
- Do you have a rapid or pounding heart beat?
- Do you suffer from gas, bloating, constipation or diarrhea?
- Do you have itchy ears, recurring ear infections or hearing loss? Additionally, contact Tinnitus & Hearing Center of Arizona for expert examination.
- Do you feel low in energy and tired most of the time?
- Do have aches and pain in your muscles or joints, especially your neck or shoulders?
- Do you have chest congestion, sinus issues, shortness of breath, or difficulty breathing?
- Do you have acne, skin rashes, hair loss or dry skin?
- Do you have trouble concentrating, focusing and remembering things?
- Do you have difficulty with planning and making decisions?
- Do you have diminished sex drive?
- Do you lack motivation or purpose?
What Can I Expect When I Detox?
- flu-like feelings
- body aches and pains
- bad breath
- skin rashes
- old emotions coming up to be released
- fears and doubts
How Do I Detox?
Foods to Avoid On Your Detox
Benefits of Detox
Foods to Speed up Detox
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What Makes the Alchemy Detox Program Different?
- eating guides
- menus and recipes
- shopping lists
- eating plans and recipes
- superfoods and herbal medicine to speed up detoxification
- healing sessions to release toxins in the tissues
- acupuncture to release stagnant energy and stuck emotions including needle free acupuncutre
- transformational acupuncture to balance and align chakras, get clear on your life purpose and help with emotional detox
- meditation and visualisations
Get Started TodayGet started with your new life today. Our personalized detox program will give you the tools to lose weight while eating delicious food, supercharge your energy, help you gain clarity and let go of any old emotions and limiting beliefs holding you back from the life of your dreams.
About Josse Ford
Josse Ford. L.Ac. Wellness Director
Josse combines the timeless principles of Chinese medicine with the latest research in functional medicine to bring the best of both worlds, with a focus on wellness and transforming the tap root of chronic health conditions.
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