When you have read my article about Diet and Fitness, you know what
Natural Hygiene means.
The underlying basis of Natural Hygiene is that the body is self-cleansing, self-healing and self-maintaining. It is based on the idea that all the healing power of the universe is in the human body; that nature is always correct and cannot be improved upon.
When we talk about detox your body, we have to take note of the
Three Natural Body Cycles
These cycles are based on rather obvious functions of the human body.
On a daily basis we take in food (appropriation), we absorb and use some of that food, (assimilation), and we get rid of what we don’t use (elimination).
Although each of these three functions is always going on to some extent, each is more intense during certain hours of the day.
1) Noon to 8 P.M. Appropriation (eating and digestion)
2) 8 P.M. To 4 A.M. Assimilation ( absorption and use)
3) 4 A.M. To noon Elimination ( of body wastes and food debris)
We know how we maintain metabolic balance and accomplish the removal of
toxic waste from the system while still enjoying our food.
We have to follow three principles or tools,to assist us in doing just that.
The first of these tools is:
The principle of High-water-content Food
When we talk about high-water-content food, there are only two types of food
that have that high water content: they are fruits and vegetables.
They should predominate in our diet.
Besides carrying nutrients into the body, water performs the essential function
of cleansing the body of toxic wastes.
All three of our body cycles function with the greatest ease when supplied with
the water in fruits and vegetables on a regular basis.
If you want to be vibrantly and vigorously alive, in the best possible shape,
you have to eat food that’s alive.
The second principle is: The importance of proper food combining.
Food combining teaches us that the human body is not designed to digest
more than one concentrated food in the stomach at the same time.
Any food that is not a fruit or a vegetable is concentrated.
The principle of correct food combining is based on 11 different food groups
and associated individual foods. You can get a food combining chart from
“Laugh with Health” from the Internet.
Another important thing to keep in mind is that drinking any liquid during a meal
will upset the natural digestive process of the juices in the stomach.
You should not drink within an hour before a meal or within two hours after a meal.
Most people like fruit but don’t know how and when to eat it.
The correct consumption of fruit is closely associated with proper food combining.
Fruit is, without doubt, the most beneficial, energy giving, food you can eat.
Fruit has the highest water content of any food. Fruit requires less energy to be
digested than any other food, in fact, almost none.Fruit is glucose in the body.
Fruit does not digest in the stomach. It is essential to eat it on an empty stomach
and you should never eat it with or immediately following anything else.
This is also very important. Fruit is the most important food that you can eat.
The third principle is: when to eat fruit.
How long do you have to wait before you can eat fruit, depends on the type
of food. After a salad or raw vegetables you have to wait 2 hours.
After a properly combined meal without meat – 3 hours
After a properly combined meal with meat – 4 hours
After any improperly combined meal – 8 hours
From the time you wake up in the morning till noon, eat ONLY fresh fruit and
fruit juice. When you eat fresh fruit on an empty stomach, it has only a positive
effect, it accelerates weight loss.
The detoxification of your body should be your primary goal.
Although it is sometimes not the most pleasant phase of creating an environment for weight loss, it is necessary. If detoxification is too fast it can create discomfort.
The building up of toxic waste in your body may have taken twenty up to fifty years, or more, so detoxification is not something that is achieved overnight.
It is absolutely essential for your system to be cleaned so that energy comes free to be used to reduce weight. As long there is toxic waste in your system, much of your energy will be used to eliminate it. The success of any weight loss program depends on your system being cleaned.
Detoxification is cleansing, which is the key to it all.
The possible degree of discomfort depends on how toxic your system is.
People with a high level of toxicity or have taken drugs, on a regular basis, are more likely to experience some temporary discomfort than those who are less toxic.
The elimination of toxic wastes can be uncomfortable.
It’s important for a person’s diet to be such that cleansing can take place, but not at breakneck speed.
The most frequent possible discomfort is bloating of the system, as the application of the principle of eating fruit on an empty stomach till 12 AM can stir up toxic wastes, creating gas and bloat. Generally, this bloating passes within forty-eight hours.
The cleansing process of fruit washes impacted fecal matter from the intestinal walls and flushes it out of the system in the form of loose stools.
You may also experience nausea as the toxins in your system are stirred up.
The total elimination of all toxicity from your body can take months or years,
but within days you will lose weight and feel enormously more energetic and vibrant.
The ongoing elimination usually continues without any outward signs or discomforts.
The increase of fruits and vegetables in your diet can decrease the risk of
cancer and heart disease. Antioxidants in fruits and vegetables not only
neutralize free radicals, but also increase your resistance to all kinds of toxins.
Sugar’s quick absorption into your blood stream causes an excess insulin burst from the pancreas. On reaching your liver, excess insulin,which is toxic, is converted to neutral triglycerides, which are the type of fats that are stored in all your adipose cells. Eat complex carbohydrates instead of sugar.
Alu is a toxic metal and causes multiple forms of brain damage and is strongly linked with Alzheimer’s disease. Eliminate it from your life in water cooking, utensils, antacids and personal care products, like anti- perspire and shampoos.
There are other toxic metals, Alu is just one of them.
Give your body a change to function at its highest possible level.unimpeded by toxic waste and overweight. Your body wants to shine, it does not want to be overweight.
It wants to have the shape you know it can have. All you have to do is make it easy for the natural processes to work properly, and you can start to enjoy the body you can be proud of.
You can eat well and enjoy your food. Avoid of putting yourself through those self-depriving two or four weeks ordeals that bring you nothing but frustration and temporary results. You now have a realistic, lifelong approach that you can live with – naturally!