In this article on improving your health, I will address what may be the single most important issue related to staying healthy. Too many toxic substances and our body’s inability to get rid of them fast enough to prevent their continued accumulation in our tissues.
Food colorings, flavorings and preservatives that are manufactured in a lab rather than taken from whole foods; residues from pesticides, herbicides, fungicides and hormones; heavy metals in our fish and in our silver amalgam fillings, as well as numerous other toxic substances enter our bodies on a daily basis. The amounts of these toxins that even the most careful consumers are being exposed to is hundreds of thousands of times higher than what existed on this planet as recently as a few hundred years ago. Our bodies were never designed to handle this level of toxic load nor can they adapt to this increasing onslaught as fast as it is occurring (and escalating every year).
Our detoxification organs include the liver, kidneys, intestines, skin, and even the lungs as we take in oxygen and breathe out various poisons. The kidneys and liver try their best to help us to process and eliminate much of our toxic load, but they need help. Over the many decades of our lives, they are not able to do their jobs at optimal levels and our toxic load begins to increase. The fact that we generally eat three meals each day and yet only have an average of less than one bowel movement each day further aggravates the problem. If our eliminatory organs could keep up, all of the toxin associated conditions would be substantially less prevalent in our society. Cancer, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s, environmental illness/multiple chemical sensitivity and others are related in one or more ways to our toxic load.
In my practice, the first thing I address after giving instruction on correct food choices (all of which is contained in my two hour Eating for Optimal Health video) is the support for at least two months of both kidney and liver function. Although milk thistle can be very protective to the liver and both stinging nettle and asparagus can help support the kidneys, using only these herbs is not sufficient to help undo decades of toxic exposure.
In my office, I generally utilize energetic testing methods to determine the best kidney and liver product for each individual patient. Having tested many hundreds of people for these types of organ support, I have found only a few products which continually test as beneficial for the greatest number of my patients. Of these few top products, the only ones which are available to the general public are Kidney Rescue ® and Liver Balance Plus ® from the Pure Body Institute. Both are available on Elite Alternative.net web site. I utilize both of these excellent products with many patients. Most often, unless a person has been on a lot of drugs (legal or otherwise, including alcohol) or has long term exposure to toxins such as chlorine, solvents, paints etc., one large bottle of each is often all that is needed to bring these organs back up to a healthy level of operation.
Blood tests are extremely unreliable for testing liver and kidney function since both organs are able to hold their respective blood test values in the normal range even though they are not anywhere near optimal levels of function. Only challenge testing can show this problem and that type of test is rarely done by most physicians.
Kidney and liver support should be done correctly and at the proper speed for your body so as not to cause any reactions. I do not utilize any of the kidney or liver flushes that have been popularized for decades. They seem to have three problems that I do not like. Firstly, they can be too aggressive and there is no way to slowly increase them over time. Second, I do not believe that they can act deeply enough when compared to using a product daily for a couple of months. Third, and very important, I have met a number of physicians who has saved the green pellets that are released during this type of flush and sent them in to be analyzed. They were predominantly composed of the oil that was used for the flush, mixed with a little bile. They were NOT stones that were being cleared out by the body during the flush!
For a variety of reasons, some people cannot start both kidney and liver support at the same time. These people are so toxic that the liver product needs to be used for at least a couple of weeks before the kidney product can be added in, so as to avoid detox effects such as fatigue, loose stool, headaches or a rash. I try to avoid these effects at all costs and I proceed as slowly as necessary so that few or no symptoms are brought on during the support of these organs. Sensitive individuals should begin with one tablet with breakfast and dinner of the Liver Balance. After a couple of weeks I recommend an increase to 2 tablets at these meals and a week later adds a 5 th tablet at bedtime. The next step is to add in a Kidney tablet before breakfast and lunch and then raise it to 2 tablets at these two times of day till both bottles are empty. I always instruct patients to stop immediately if any problems occur. When the problem goes away, re-start at a lower dose and build up more slowly.
Although this is a very important overall benefit to the body for preventive reasons and will undoubtedly reduce the risks of various future health conditions, many can actually feel the benefits as better sleep more energy and a healthier feeling overall and sometimes better elimination. Please don’t be shy. Email us to let us know if you experience any benefits from using these products.
For those who wish to determine whether a particular supplement is beneficial for a particular person, you will need to learn muscle testing. This can be done from my three hour instructional video and some practice with friends and family. Click here to purchase this video. If you are a health care practitioner, you can purchase the entire professional video series that includes information on nutrition and supplements click here.