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Detoxification

By Tamar Yonah
4/9/2010, 12:00 AM
Is Matzah still stuck in your kishkas?  Detoxify - the natural way - without drugs or special costly 'natural' herbal formulas.  It just means eating right.  G-d wants us to be healthy, and we learn that our body is like a temple and should be treated with respect and dignity.
 
If you are like me, in your 40's older, you REALLY need to start taking care of yourself.  I have learned that we all harbor cancer cells in our body.  But whether we develop full fledged cancer in the future depends on if we feed these cancer cells or not. A healthy body and immune system will be able to keep these cells in check and prevent them from developing into tumours.  By keeping our organs and the rest of our bodies healthy and clean, we can keep those bad cancer cells in check, and hopefully be blessed with a long and happy life.
 
 
I am sorry to say that I am not a perfect example of the ideal healthy body.  I have my challenges when it comes to food, but I have at least eliminated white sugar and white flour and a lot of other garbage that I could put into my body, and I am always eating lots and lots of vegetables.  But, it's not enough.
 
It's after Pesach now and after several days of big, rich, matzah filled meals.  Our digestive tracts probably need a good cleaning and a good rest from all those protein rich foods.  Ever notice that it seems that heart attacks increase after Passover, maybe from all the rich foods and huge intake of eggs that we eat during that time?  It is for this reason that I am going to be doing a special show with Dr. Bob DeMaria, Natural Health Doctor and Chiropractor and author of several health books.  He will be my guest this Monday night, 12 midnight eastern time, -- or for our Israeli listeners, with the 7 hour time difference, it will be Tuesday morning at 7am.  He will be discussing 'Detoxification' of the body. 
 
Dr. Bob is the author of Dr. Bob's Drugless Guide to Detoxification.  You will discover that it is not what you take but what you EAT, drink and breathe that create stress to your major detoxifying organs.  Dr. Bob will tell you about the ABC's of Detoxification. You will learn why you are having more brown spots show up, spider veins, morning headaches, gassiness, bloating, etc...    go here and check out Dr. Bob's website & BLOG comments on Detoxification.  
 
Take this quiz below and keep the answers for the show to better know your body's present condition and how you can help clean it out and jeep that engine humming.
 
 Toxicity Questionnaire
 
   Section I:  Symptoms
   Rate each of the following based upon your health profile for the past 90 days.
 
   Circle the corresponding number.
   0  Rarely or never experience the symptom
   1  Occasionally experience the symptom;  Effect is not severe
   2  Occasionally experience the symptom; Effect is severe
   3   Frequently experience the symptom; Effect is not severe
   4  Frequently experience the symptom; Effect is severe

   1.  DIGESTIVE
   a.  Nausea and/or vomiting                     0    1    2    3    4
   b.  Diarrhea                                           0    1    2    3    4
   c.  Constipation                                     0    1    2    3    4
   d.  Bloated feeling                                  0    1    2    3    4
   e.  Belching and/or passing gas              0    1    2    3    4
   f.  Heartburn                                          0    1    2    3    4
   Total: _______

   2.  EARS
   a.  Itchy ears                                         0    1    2    3    4
   b.  Earaches, ear infections                    0    1    2    3    4
   c.  Drainage from ear                              0    1    2    3    4
   d.  Ringing in ears, hearing loss               0    1    2    3    4
    Total: _______

   3.  EMOTIONS
   a.  Mood swings                                   0    1    2    3    4
   b.  Anxiety, fear, nervousness                0    1    2    3    4
   c.  Anger, irritability                               0    1    2    3    4
   d.  Depression                                      0    1    2    3    4
   e.  Sense of despair                              0    1    2    3    4
   f.  Apathy / lethargy                              0    1    2    3    4
    Total: _______
 

   4.  ENERGY / ACTIVITY
   a.  Fatigue / sluggishness                    0    1    2    3    4
   b.  Hyperactivity                                  0    1    2    3    4
   c.  Restlessness                                 0    1    2    3    4
   d.  Insomnia                                        0    1    2    3    4
   e.  Startled awake at night                    0    1    2    3    4
   Total: _______

   5.  Eyes
   a.  Watery, itchy eyes                           0    1    2    3    4
   b.  Swollen, reddened or sticky eyelids   0    1    2    3    4
   c.  Dark circles under eyes                    0    1    2    3    4
   d.  Blurred / tunnel vision                       0    1    2    3    4
   Total: _______

   6.  HEAD
   a.  Headaches                                      0    1    2    3    4
   b.  Faintness                                        0    1    2    3    4
   c.  Dizziness                                        0    1    2    3    4
   d.  Pressure                                          0    1    2    3    4
   Total: _______

   7.  LUNGS
   a.  Chest congestion                            0    1    2    3    4
   b.  Asthma, Bronchitis                         0    1    2    3    4
   c.  Shortness of breath                         0    1    2    3    4
   d.  Difficulty breathing                          0    1    2    3    4
   Total: _______

   8.  MIND
   a.  Poor memory                                  0    1    2    3    4
   b.  Confusion                                       0    1    2    3    4
   c.  Poor concentration                          0    1    2    3    4
   d.  Poor coordination                            0    1    2    3    4
   e.  Difficulty making decisions               0    1    2    3    4
   f.  Stuttering, stammering                      0    1    2    3    4
   g.  Slurred speech                                0    1    2    3    4
   h.  Learning disabilities                         0    1    2    3    4
   Total: _______
 
   9.  MOUTH / THROAT
   a.  Chronic coughing                                0    1    2    3    4
   b.  Gagging, frequent need
        to clear throat                                     0    1    2    3    4
   c.  Swollen/discolored tongue, gums, lips  0    1    2    3    4
   d.  Canker sores                                      0    1    2    3    4
   Total: _______

   10.  NOSE
   a.  Stuffy nose                                      0    1    2    3    4
   b.  Sinus problems                                0    1    2    3    4
   c.  Hay fever                                         0    1    2    3    4
   d.  Sneezing attacks                             0    1    2    3    4
   e.  Excessive mucous                           0    1    2    3    4
   Total: _______

   11.  SKIN
   a.  Acne                                                 0    1    2    3    4
   b.  Hives, rashes, dry skin                       0    1    2    3    4
   c.  Hair loss                                           0    1    2    3    4
   d.  Flushing                                           0    1    2    3    4
   e.  Excessive sweating                           0    1    2    3    4
   Total: _______

   12.  HEART
   a.  Skipped heartbeats                        0    1    2    3    4
   b.  Rapid heartbeats                            0    1    2    3    4
   c.  Chest pain                                     0    1    2    3    4
   Total: _______

   13.  JOINTS / MUSCLES
   a.  Pain or aches in joints                    0    1    2    3    4
   b.  Rheumatoid arthritis                       0    1    2    3    4
   c.  Osteoarthritis                                 0    1    2   3    4
 

   13.  JOINTS / MUSCLES

   a.  Pain or aches in joints                   0    1    2    3    4

   b.  Rheumatoid arthritis                      0    1    2    3    4

   c.  Osteoarthritis                               0    1    2    3    4

   d.  Stiffness, limited movement           0    1    2    3    4

   e.  Pain, aches in muscles                 0    1    2    3    4

   f.  Recurrent back aches                    0    1    2    3    4

   g.  Feeling of weakness or tiredness   0    1    2    3    4

   Total: _______


   14.  WEIGHT

   a.  Binge eating / drinking                   0    1    2    3    4

   b.  Craving certain foods                     0    1    2    3    4

   c.  Excessive weight                          0    1    2    3    4

   d.  Compulsive eating                         0    1    2    3    4

   e.  Water retention                             0    1    2    3    4

   f.  Underweight                                   0    1    2    3    4

   Total: _______

 

  15.  OTHER

  a.  Frequent illness                               0    1    2    3    4

  b.  frequent or urgent urination         0    1    2    3    4

  c.  leaky bladder                                  0    1    2    3    4

  d.  genital itch, discharge                    0    1    2    3    4

  Total: _______

 

Section I Total: ________

 

 

Section II:  Risk of Exposure

Rate each of the following situations based upon your environmental profile for the past 120 days.

 

16. Circle the corresponding number for questions 16a – 16f below.

    0 Never

   1  Rarely

   2  Monthly

   3  Weekly

   4  Daily

 

a.  How often are strong chemicals used in your home?
    (disinfectants, bleaches, oven & drain cleaners, furniture
     polish, floor wax, window cleaners, etc.)

     0    1    2    3    4

b.  How often are pesticides used in your home?              

0    1    2    3    4

c.  How often do you have your home treated for insects?  

0    1    2    3    4

d.  How often are you exposed to dust, overstuffed
    furniture, tobacco smoke, mothballs, incense, or
    varnish in  your home or office?  

    0    1    2    3    4

e.  How often are you exposed to nail polish, perfume,
    hair spray, and other cosmetics?

     0    1    2    3    4

f.  How often aer you exposed to diesel fumes, exhaust
    fumes, or gasoline fumes?

     0    1    2    3    4

Total: _______

 

17.  Circle the corresponding number for questions 17a – 17b below.

   0  No

   1  Mild Change

   2  Moderate Change

   3  Drastic Change

 

   a.  Have you noticed any negative change in your health since you moved into your home or apartment? 

        0      1      2      3   

   b.  Have you noticed any negative change in  your health since you started your new job?

       0      1      2      3

Total: _______

 

 

18. Answer “Yes” or “No” and circle the corresponding number for questions 18a – 18d below.

   a.  Do you have a water purification system in  your home? 

        No = 2       YES =  0

   b.  Do you have any indoor pets?

        No = 0       YES =  2                            

   c.  Do you have an air purification system in your home?        

        No = 2       YES =  0

   d.  Are you a dentist, painter, farm worker, or construction worker? 

         No = 0      YES =  2   

                                                                                                                                                                                                        

Total: _______

 

Section II Total:

________

 

 

GRAND TOTAL (Section I & Section II)

Add up the numbers to arrive at a total for each section, and then add the totals for each section to arrive at the grand total.  If any individual section total is 6 or more, or the Grand Total is 40 or more, you may benefit from a Clinical Purification™ program.

Adapted with permission from the author of Clinical Purification™: A Complete Treatment and Reference Manual, Dr. Gina L. Nick.