The Five Gates of Detoxification

First it is important to understand that there is a flow to detoxification which is the way the body naturally removes waste materials from the cellular level, channels of elimination, then out of the body. This flow is similar to the flow of water from a garden hose. If the hose becomes kinked at any point, the entire flow is stopped. Similarly, there are five "gates", within the body, where this flow of detoxification could be inhibited. These are not the five organs of elimination, but five areas or "gates" within the body where this natural flow could become obstructed. The first gate is the colon; the second gate is the lower back; the third gate is the gallbladder, or what I term the trash can for the liver; the fourth gate is the liver and the fifth gate is the lymphatic system.

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Let's review the importance of the first gate, the colon. Most of us, since childhood, have experienced constipation some time in our life, some without knowing it. This seems to be a common factor we all seem to be faced with as a result of processed foods, devoid of fiber and nutrients, we eat in our fast paced society, even for the person who has always prided themselves in being "regular" with their one bowel movement a day. This is actually a good example of constipation which adds to the toxic load of the body. To have three meals a day and only one bowel movement, indicates sluggishness in the intestinal tract which leads to autointoxication (self poisoning).

The colon not only functions as the garbage dump of the body, but it prevents dehydration by removing liquid from the intestines, this is why your stools become hard. The downfall is, if you do not drink enough water and eat enough fiber, which holds liquid in the colon, the cells are then bathed in dirty water from the colon to prevent dehydration, and you become toxic and constipated, leading to a host of problems. The result of retaining waste material in the body much longer than it was meant to be, causes many unpleasant problems similar to the results caused by any sewage system backing up.

To open the flow of detoxification, the first step is to speed the flow of waste within the colon out of the body as well as building bowel tone. When you have a lazy colon, the only exercise for rebuilding a lazy colon, is to move quantities of fiber through the colon, three times a day. This begins by using enough fiber, drinking enough water, and taking what ever quantity of herbal bowel stimulants it takes, on a daily basis, to produce three bowel movements a day. To wake up a lazy colon, it will be necessary to have three bowel movements a day, even if you only have one meal a day. You will find the use of enemas and colonic's to be of great help in speeding the cleansing and rebuilding of your colon.

The second gate that needs to be opened is the lower back. Whenever a problem exists within the body, there is two way communication between the effected internal organ and the area of the spine where nerve flow branches off from the spinal column. When the colon becomes sluggish, and has buildup on the walls, this two way communication causes related weakness, tension, pain, and congestion of tissue in the lower back, resulting in restriction of the nerve flow from the spinal cord to the colon, further complicating an already congested colon. This damming off of the colon further reduces the natural flow of this organ. Therefore, proper colon function will never resume until this nerve flow is restored by decongesting the tissue of the lower back, then toning those muscles. Deep tissue massage, Neural Muscular Massage, Accupressure, Acupuncture and Chiropractic care may be necessary to accomplish this, but your own stretching and toning exercises will definitely be necessary on a twice a day basis.

Let's now move on to the third gate that could restrict the flow of detoxification; the gall bladder. As mentioned before, I often refer to the gall bladder as the trash can of the liver. This is done in order to form a clear image of why an overloaded gall bladder could cause many problems. As a sewage receptacle for the liver, the gall bladder holds and excretes bile, which is a waste by product the body has brilliantly converted into an emulsifying agent to assist in the digestion of fats.

While the liver filters out from your blood, toxic metals, chemicals, hormones and many other waste products, the gall bladder stores and processes bile and cholesterol. Cholesterol naturally forms on the arterial wall as a lubricant for circulating blood. In time, when an excess of cholesterol begins to build up on the arterial wall, this build up forms a plaque material that begins to peal and flake. These small flakes of arterial plaque, joins the circulating blood, it is the liver that must filters it out.

Over the years, the average adult gall bladder begins to build little balls of this sticky waxy substance eventually becoming "gall stones." As the gall bladder fills with these cholesterol balls, the flow of elimination from the liver becomes reduced, congestion then takes place within the liver. The flow of elimination from the liver will then be restricted until these cholesterol balls are removed. This is where the disease process begins because toxins now begin to spill over into the blood, poisoning the entire body. This is not a surgical procedure, this is a process commonly referred to as the "Gall Bladder Flush." It would be in any persons best interest to closely follow this procedure so as to avoid the eventual removal of the gall bladder. Once the gall bladder is removed, one can develop a fatty liver, especially if one continues to eat a high fatty diet!

The fourth gate we need to keep open is the liver. The liver is the chemistry lab for the entire body producing thousands of enzymatic functions, and when we allow the liver to load up with poisonous materials, the important functions of this chemistry lab are then restricted. The liver is also the filter of the body. When this filter is clogged with debree, toxins spill over into the blood and cause autointoxication, leading to flu like symptoms, unclear thinking, skin eruptions and a host of other problems.

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The importance of doing everything possible to take care of the liver, can never be over emphasized. When the liver becomes overloaded, this is when women's breast become painful and develop lumps, and when fibroids begin to form as well as other reproductive disorders. This is also when men begin to develop the first signs of prostrate disorders. When the liver isn't capable of cleansing the blood, the entire body begins to saturate with toxic waste and begins to break down!
The liver is a key organ in your body's self-defense system. It changes, or detoxifies, many harmful substances into forms that your body can safely eliminate. In today's world of processed foods and pollution, toxic substances exist almost everywhere from the food and water you put into your body to the air you breathe. Your body even produces toxins as it processes and converts substances for elimination. When the liver is not in peak health it cannot detoxify substances as rapidly or as completely as it should which results in more toxic substances circulating in the body. These toxins can be stored in fatty body tissue and in the brain and central nervous system cell. Stored toxins may be slowly released into the blood,especially during weight loss contributing to many chronic illnesses. The symptoms and signals of toxicity are many. Some of them are as follows; diarrhea, belching/gas, heartburn, mood swings, depression, fatigue, apathy, lethargy, hyperactivity, blurred vision, dark circles under eyes, headaches, faintness, insomnia, shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, poor memory, confusion, poor concentration, slurred speech, gagging, frequent need to clear throat, stuffy nose, hay fever, excessive mucus, acne, body odor, rashes, dry skin, hair loss, excessive weight, compulsive eating, binge eating/drinking, pain in joints, arthritis, stiffness, or chest pain. Many people in America today do suffer to some extent from toxicity. However, nutritional support is available. With a proper cleansing program the body can clear itself of unhealthful toxins and restore the liver so that it may function properly. A cleansing program provides simple, yet specific dietary guidelines in combination with complete and nutritionally balanced supplemental support.

After the gall bladder is cleared out, the next biggest concern for protecting the liver, is improving the intestinal flow. As the liver releases the waste being filtered from the blood, if this material isn't carried rapidly out through the intestinal tract and eliminated from the bowel, a certain amount of this poison is drawn back through the colon wall, and recycled throughout the body, at this point it is more concentrated. The liver has to work harder to filter it again. This recycling process, is the body's way of preventing dehydration. It's quite natural, and will continue on, but we must stop allowing waste matter to remain in the colon for any longer than is absolutely necessary in order to prevent the overloading of the liver. Once these toxins are removed from the body, you will experience a level of radiant health, clarity of mind, glowing skin, anti aging, and literally feel like you did at 12 years old!

Before moving on, I'd like to just remind you of the large quantity of arterial plaque that is constantly being eliminated from your gall bladder into the intestinal tract. Do you see now, that by speeding the intestinal flow and by producing three bowel movements a day, you will reduce your blood levels of cholesterol, because it will be eliminated from your body rather than be recycled from the colon, back into your system.

Right now, I'd like to share with you what I believe to be a very important monthly cleansing time for both men and women. Just as women have their own personal cleansing cycle every month, I believe there's a special time, every month, that's ideal for everyone to cleanse. This time is during the full moon. On the day before the full moon, the day of the full moon, and the day after, the full moon exerts a magnetic influence on the human body, which triggers the release of toxic waste materials from the liver into the intestinal tract for elimination. Part of the waste materials being released from the liver each full moon, is the toxic metal, copper. Because of the common use of copper in our plumbing, we probably have for more of this toxic metal in our bodies than any other humans in history. Besides this copper excess, I believe we generally have the most toxic livers in history as well, and I believe the higher levels of toxic copper, are a major contributing factor.

Besides the many other very disruptive effects of copper toxicity, copper causes an excitability in the neurotransmitters of the brain causing agitation, insomnia and anxiety as well as rage. So when the full moon activates a release of the waste material stored in the liver, the copper, being a part of this waste, decreases the intestinal flow, causing a portion of this waste, as well as the copper, to be drawn back into the body. When the copper is drawn back into the blood stream, it is then transported into the brain. Copper has the effect of speeding the activity of the brain. When the speed of the brain is increased it will often cause the person to experience nights of insomnia and anxiety. The world feels like it is uncomfortably moving a little faster and some will find it hard to deal with, so they become a little agitated, and begin to act, a little "loony." It's the presence of toxic copper that causes the stir that fills the jails and emergency rooms during the full moon. During the full moon is the best time to do a parasite cleanse and the parasites are also more active.

So, for many reasons, the best thing to do during the three days of the full moon, is either follow a three day cleanse, or at least keep the intestinal tract moving very well.

As the tissues of the body become burdened with this toxic material, we call it "the natural aging process." This is considered natural, but not because it's a natural process of life, but because it seems to happen to most everyone over a lifetime.

The final gate to keep open is the lymphatic system. When any of the gates we have already discussed are closed, because of the clogging effects of waste materials blocking the flow of detoxification, the lymphatic system becomes excessively saturated with poisons. The lymphatic system is part of the immune system, it is imperative to keep you immune system in peak function, especially with the new super bugs we are faced with today.

When the lymphatic's are saturated with acid waste, the tissues and cells cannot be cleansed. It is important to note that the lymph system does not have a pump, like our heart pumps our blood, the major muscles move the lymph, so as you exercise, instead of feeling invigorated as you should, you feel tired, achy and may even swell with a backing up of toxic lymphatic fluids. This is an indication that you are toxic and are in need of cleansing! Lymphatic Drainage Massage will aid in the elimination of waste within the Lymphatic System.

The real solution should now be logical as well as obvious. That is to open the five gates that are inhibiting the flow of detoxification, and completely remove these tissue destroying wastes from the body.

The most effective way to stimulate the movement of the lymphatic system is through Lymphatic Drainage Massage, then dry brush your body for fifteen minutes daily and jog on a mini trampoline for fifteen minutes twice a day. You can also incorporate a technique to keep the flow of detoxification going internally through the largest organ of the body, the skin. This technique is called sweating. It can be done numerous ways utilizing our "Infra Red Spa, taking Detox Spas or baths by using a combination of certain ingredients that promote sweating and absorb toxins from the tissues. This is done by adding to your bath water a combination of powdered ginger, baking soda, Epsom salt or mineral salts. Pour 20 oz. of this mixture into a full tub of very hot water. Next, lie in the tub for approximately 30 minutes, scrubbing your entire body every ten minutes while drinking ginger tea and water. When finishes you will find yourself very refreshed. By doing this twice a week, you'll be supporting a healthy elimination through the skin, without imbalancing your electrolytes. The more you can eliminate through the skin and colon will reduce the burden on the liver.

To unlock the five gates of detoxification you will of course need the "Keys", which we offer here at Complete Health. I highly suggest you begin this process by calling our office and setting up a five step detox program which will be explained in great depth during a consultation.

Call today, for your consultation, why wait, your health is a stake? If you ignore your health long enough it will go away! Why have mediocre health when you can have abundant radiant health?

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WHAT IS A HEALING CRISIS? When fasting a person need not go through a healing crisis if the livers detoxification pathways are working up to par.  In fact, a healing crisis is not desirable.  Usually oxidative damage is happening during a so called healing crisis. Begin a detoxification program today and follow the instructions closely and faithfully so you can be on your way to vibrant health.

HOW OFTEN SHOULD I GO ON A LIVER DETOXIFICATION PROGRAM?  Because we are continually bombarded to numerous toxic substances on a daily basis you should do liver detoxification at the change of every season (every 3 month) to prevent the build-up of potentially carcinogenic substances in our bodies.

Colon cleansing should be done at least twice a year where a complete colon cleansing is done.

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Teresa Rispoli has her Ph.D. in Nutrition, is a licensed Acupuncturist and clinical researcher. She has been in practice for well over 25 years. It is through her clinical practice that she has gained insights into chronic health conditions. If you are suffering from unexplained symptoms that come and go you may have hidden allergies. Find out today call for a Nutritional Consultation with Dr. Rispoli.

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