Methods of cleansing

June 23, 2015

Detox, June/July 2015 Issue

Methods of cleansing

Our liver is responsible for clearing out these toxins and pathogens because it is our detoxification organ.

Our liver is responsible for clearing out these toxins and pathogens because it is our detoxification organ.

by Victoria Bowmann, Ph.D. — 

Sometimes toxins evade us because we cannot see them. Insecticides, for example, are sprayed on most food. Produce from out of the country is frequently fumigated as it comes into the U.S. While buying 100 percent organic is a wonderful goal, it is not likely accomplished.

Our liver is responsible for clearing out these toxins and pathogens because it is our detoxification organ. The channels for elimination include the kidneys and bladder for liquid waste, the colon for solid waste, our skin through sweating and exhalation of our lungs via breath. The body is an amazing mechanism for working to keep us healthy.

However, in the toxic world we live in, it is important to give our detoxification systems periodic help. Having been a practitioner for three decades, the best place to start is with the colon and colonic irrigation. After all, you would not clean the kitchen if the garbage disposal did not work, would you?

I certainly felt apprehension before my first colonic, but my fears were unfounded. Occasionally, there are “rock and roll” feelings going on inside while the water is entering the area, and slight cramping as the wastes and water are eliminated through the disposable tubing; however, the benefits far outweigh these funny feelings.

There is a sense of cleanliness and freshness when the treatment is complete. Energy is generally better, and thinking is clearer.

It is important to have at least one bowel movement per day before beginning a liver cleanse. We certainly do not want to recirculate the toxins we have mobilized; we want them gone.

Numerous products are available to cleanse the liver; some have a dual purpose of colon support when there is constipation. Juicing can be beneficial by selecting vegetables that have lots of chlorophyll and liver support (such as beets). Castor oil packs can be useful for increasing immune support, detoxification and reduction of pain.

It is important to work with a health care professional with an emphasis in detoxification and cleansing. He or she can address your concerns, as well as determine the priority of cleansings for the most successful outcome.

 

Victoria Bowmann, Ph.D., is a licensed massage practitioner specializing in cleansing and detoxification. She has been in private practice in northeast Phoenix since 1978. 602-971-8392, vbowmann@cox.net or myrealhealth.com.

Reprinted from AzNetNews, Volume 34, Number 3, June/July 2015.

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