Let me share one of my favourite fairytales with you that went horribly wrong…

Once upon a time the earth was blessed with soil comprising of a wealth of minerals, trace elements and rich humus soil teaming up with microbes. The soil was extremely fertile. Vegetation was lush and abundant. Remains were formed into oil deposits and coal. Evolution resulted into revolution – Kaboom… Polution… and the rest is history! Our soil became “sick” from poor agricultural practices, sterile conditions prohibiting microbial activity, chemical fertilizers, pesticides, erosions and mineral depletion to name but a few. A vicious cycle resulted in sick plants and yes, you’ve guessed correct – a sick nation.

Luckily… A knight in shining armour appeared by the name “Geologists”. They found unusual remains and called it humic deposits.

The humic deposits never turned into coal or oil. They are quite rare and rich in a little known substance called fulvic acid. Fulvic acid is of low molecular weight and biologically very active. It carries more than 70 minerals and trace elements in ideal natural organic form thus enhancing interaction with living cells. It is now for us to take action and detoxify all and claim life back in its purest form. Let the journey begins…

Dr. Norman Walker stated correctly: “Infirmity and sickness, at any age, is the direct result of loading up the body with food which contains no vitality, and at the same time allowing the intestines to remain with waste matter.”

What is detoxification: The process where the objective is recovering from the toxic effects of a drug, removing toxic properties from a poison, lessening the virulence of any pathogenic organism and the metabolic conversion of pharmacologically active principles to pharmacologically less active principles.

The liver is a complex organ that plays a key role in most metabolic processes, especially detoxification. These mechanisms include: Filtration of the blood, Formation of bile, Phase 1 detoxification (two-step enzymatic process for the neutralization of unwanted chemical compounds eg. Histamines, hormones, gut toxins, pesticides, certain drugs, caffeine), Phase 2 detoxification (involves a process called conjugation, in which various enzymes in the liver attach small chemicals to toxins eg. Glutathione-, Amino acid conjugation, Methylation and Sulfation to name but a few). Consult a registered health care practitioner specialising in Detox procedures.

Major detoxification systems also include the Skin (excretion through sweat), Intestines (mucosal detox and excretion through faeces) and Kidneys (excretion through urine).

A rational approach to aiding detoxification involves:
Adopt a healthy lifestyle, avoid alcohol and exercise regularly.
Eat an organic diet : fresh fruit and veggies, whole grains, legumes, seeds and nuts.
Consume foods that protect the liver from damage and improve liver function:
High Sulphur containing foods: Garlic, Onions, Eggs
Cabbage family vegetables: Cabbage, Broccoli, Brussel sprouts
Source of water soluble fibers: Pears, Oat bran, Apples
Artichokes, Beets, Carrots, Dandelion
Herbs such as Turmeric, Cinnamon and Licorice : Consult a registered Phytotherapist for medicinal herbs – Excellent.
Do a 3 day fast at the change of each season : Ensure a supervised fast as this can be dangerous if not followed correct.
Vit. C supplementation is a most cost effective method of raising Glutathione levels.
Glutathione is an important detoxification compound that I prescribe in my practice.
The flavonoid complex from Silybum Marianum (Milk Thistle) – Silymarin – is of utmost importance.
Lipotropic agents promote the flow of fat and bile to and from the liver
Nutrients include Choline, Folic Acid, Vit. B12, Betaine, Methionine, Vit. B6.
Consume good water and get enough sleep and rest.
FULVIC ACID – As prescribed by your healthcare professional – my first action of choice
Visit a Wellness Warehouse for all your specific needs and requirements.

I support the view of Patricia Kaminski: “The real frontier of new medicine will ‘treat’ thoughts, feelings, perceptions and values – the soul – and by changing those realities, also improve the health of the body”. Remember this when starting any detox program. This calls for an article on its own.

Optimal health is wher body, mind and soul collide. Happy Healthy Living!