The toxins in your body are like huge rocky mountains, blocking up pathways and creating an excess workload for your liver. They are often stuck in our bodies, with no easy way to get out! This causes imbalances and problems that can come out in the form of diseases. Taking supplements and eating right will certainly help reduce that workload but it is like chipping away at a stone over many years.
There are more dramatic ways of detoxing the body, other than simply taking detoxification supplements. Over the last two years, I have adopted some of these methods and each time I have done so, I have noticed a much more dramatic improvement in the way I felt.
1. Juice Fasting
Juice Fasting essentially focuses on stopping our bodies’ constant work with digestion. The idea is that all our enzymes can focus their attention on healing the body and organs that need help, instead of just worrying about our digestion. By doing a juice fast, your body will finally be able to tackle that big mountain of toxins and eliminate them from the body. In some cases, this might be in the form of break-outs or pimples, or via your kidney or bowels.
2. The Chlorella Cleanse
I haven’t done this one yet but the idea is to take quite high doses of chlorella tablets for a short period. I believe it might be something like 10–12 500 g tablets per day for two weeks. Chlorella works by drawing out toxins from the body and also acts as an amazing alkalizer to the body. I will do one for us shortly and report back on the effects. If you have used chlorella as a cleanser for the body, I would love your feedback in the comments below.
3. The Niacin Flush
This is a method I first heard about through David Wolfe and his Longevity Programme. Essentially, it involves taking fairly high doses of niacin (vitamin B3) and essentially sweating out the toxins through the skin. You would exercise at a fairly high heart rate, take the niacin and then go into a sauna for thirty minutes. Afterwards you experience what is called the niacin flush, which is like a hot skin flush. This releases the toxins through the lymphatic system and the skin. I haven’t been anywhere with a sauna yet but am keen to try it soon.
4. The Liver Flush
Since the liver is the main organ responsible for flushing out toxins from the body, it is logical that we would focus on cleansing the liver. There is a method by which we can cleanse out calcified stones from the liver, through what is called a liver flush. I did find this method of detoxing to be quite hard on the body though and don’t actually recommend it within my program for this reason.
5. Bowel Cleanses
It’s a good idea to do regular bowel cleanse to flush out parasites and worms that unfortunately easily reside in our body.
If you are new to the whole natural healing journey with endometriosis, these methods might seem quite extreme or scary. Trust in how you feel right now but also know that these options are here for you, when you are ready. I know it took me two years to finally embrace doing a liver flush. The thought of it was far too scary when I first heard of it. I needed to build myself up a little first, through my diet and my mental stamina, before I could do it.
I personally believe detoxing is critical to bring back the balance in our bodies. Unfortunately, as Endo women, we tend to have a fairly high load of toxins through all those painkillers and hormonal treatments. Holding on to strong emotions and dwelling on them will also increase toxic load or bad biological reactions in the body.
You want to ensure you reduce the amount of toxins you have in the body and are potentially adding to the body as much as possible. Take careful note of the cleaning products you are using, the foods you are eating and make sure you de-stress as much as possible.
Have you tried any cleansing methods that you would like to share? Any others you would like to add that have been effective for you?