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Artvoice Weekly Edition » Issue v13n10 (03/06/2014) » Health & Fitness Feature

Time To Cleanse

"Don't make the mistake many people do: Do not indulge the day before you start a detoxifying cleanse. Cookies, wine, and ice cream will still exist if you don't eat them."

Healthy eating habits and healing core issues related to weight gain can transform your mind and body

Winter nights are long, and comfort eating can substitute for being outdoors exercising. Our bodies can change during this time, when we age, during pregnancy or with emotional trauma. With a little help, you can be the healthiest you that you’ve longed to be now that spring and longer days are here.

Start with a commitment to change your diet. Stop addictive sugar, dairy, and wheat products. A week or two of guided liver colon cleansing and diet change will give you the opportunity to be healthier, live longer, have more energy, and look younger.

Your liver is your body’s filter system. Imagine if you didn’t change the filters in your car; it wouldn’t work as it should, and eventually the car will break down. An example of how important it is to clean your digestive system is established not only by the many digestive diseases recorded, but by the British Medical Society’s paper on the importance of cleaning the colon, which they state has a neurological arc to all other organs. The British scientists experimented with live chicken cells in petri dishes and found that if they cleaned the cells of waste products daily they stayed alive but if they missed a day or two the cells started to die. Recognizing how important it is to keep your body’s cells and organs detoxified and in good working order is part of the first step.

There are many choices on the market these days for cleansing these important organs. The best way of finding out what works for you is to seek out someone who is trained in nutrition and herbal remedies and has experience beyond a few years. My colleagues and I at Core Level Healing have 35 years of combined experience in private practice guiding people into healthy lifestyles, detoxifying, diet changes, and more. We can direct you as an individual keeping in mind that everyone is different. Some products for detoxing the liver and colon have combined several ingredients that are meant to do similar things. That sounds great, however, one or more of the ingredients in combinations like this may not be right for you. Therefore, we’ve incorporated ways to test you and direct you to the products and foods that are least allergenic to you.

Second, don’t make the mistake so many people do: Do not indulge the day before you start a detoxifying cleanse. Cookies, wine, and ice cream will still exist if you don’t eat them. However, you may not be interested in indulging in this type of food once your tastebuds wake up and develop new interests.

If you feel bloated, have stiff joints, diarrhea, flatulence, and stomach pain, and show early signs of depression, there are several things that could be happening. You may have developed a case of Candida ablicans due primarily to food fermenting in the intestinal tracks that cause yeast in the gut. This is caused by several factors, including diet—too much sugar, wheat, dairy, alcohol, and fermented foods. Other causative factors include environmental and emotional influences. Do not under estimate the influence of your emotional self with regards to body function or weight gain.

Many of the symptoms described here can also be caused by malabsorption, which is part of an inability to digest certain foods—wheat, dairy, soy, and fructose are common culprits, normal foods we’ve eaten since birth. Fruits are often viewed as a great part of a healthy diet unless they are eaten when fructose is of larger value than glucose in foods. Fructose is absorbed in the small intestine without the help of digestive enzymes. However, only about 25-50 grams of fructose per sitting can be properly absorbed even in healthy persons. Once in the large intestine, if fructose has not been adequately absorbed, it reduces the absorption of water osmotically and is metabolized by colonic bacteria into short-chain fatty acids, producing byproduct gases—hydrogen, carbon dioxide, and methane. Aside from gas, this makes one feel dehydrated even when drinking water.

It’s important to learn about your intolerance to different foods and how to keep your body healthy during detoxification and after. Certain eating habits and foods that have unknowingly caused you stress and digestive problems can be recognized and eliminated with our process of detoxification and healing the core emotional issues related to being unable to digest certain foods.

The liver, large and small intestines, and the colon process not only foods but emotions. The liver responds to the emotions of mental irritation, anger, and repression. Anger and repression can cause the liver to malfunction, and an overworked liver’s imbalance can cause anger. The small intestines regulate heat to the heart and relate to discernment and decision-making processes; the large intestines and colon relate to memory and to time, past, present, and future. Are we eating to indulge the old repressions that are remembered subconsciously?

As you detox you’ll notice that memories and emotions start to surface. Sometimes our behavior seems erratic during detox, which is why it’s important to get out of our heads and into our hearts through the oldest meditation practice. The shaman’s journey is a first-hand experience with your spiritual life, giving you the opportunity to connect with supportive spiritual help to keep you feeling safe and grounded.

Soul retrieval and past-life therapy work to help us understand the basis for the emotions and the bigger picture making it possible to clear up the core reasons for our health conditions. Detoxing, soul retrieval, and past-life therapy combined are your greatest support team for a healthy, abundant and happy life.

To learn more about transformational detoxing retreats and more, visit or call 858-401-3144.

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