Many theorists point the finger at the thousands
of accumulated man-made chemicals in our food, water, soil and
air as the primary cause for the alarming rise in cancer in the last
75 years. It is common knowledge we ingest an array of toxic substances daily.
Toxins like mercury, tin and nickel leak steadily from dental fillings.
And many people who take prescription and over the counter drugs have accumulated residues in our bodies from
these. Most of these substances are laboratory
creations that never existed in nature as such prior to the
last 100 years.
It is typically the job of oxygen, the great purifier,
the immune system and the detoxifying organs like the liver and kidneys to
deal with these foreign materials. The body must work very hard to remove
these things one way or another. In fact, it can be overwhelming and this
is where many theorists believe the trouble starts.
Alternative practitioners assist in this important
work as much as possible by cleaning out the liver, digestive system, kidneys, lymph
and the bloodstream. A variety of detoxification approaches are used, including colon
cleansing, fasting, chelation, water therapy, heat therapy, and nutritional,
herbal, and homeopathic methods. In the early 1900s, Max Gerson introduced
coffee into the enema procedure, which causes the liver to release stored up
toxins into the digestive system to be eliminated.
Chelation: (key-lay-shun) therapies clear
toxins, particularly highly toxic metals like mercury, cadmium,
arsenic and lead from the bloodstream, tissues and organs. This common
sense "house-cleaning" has proven to be extremely effective,
in fact essential, in fighting all manner of disease, and has become a
routine for almost all alternative care practitioners.
Kidneys are flushed by drinking large amounts
of water containing special herbal preparations. The liver is cleansed using various means. The
coffee used in enemas, stimulates the liver to purge itself. Colonic irrigations help remove built-up waste
products in the colon, some of which may have been there for years.
therapeutic approach goes back literally thousands of years to the ancient
Egyptians, Romans and Greeks. Although a normal procedure in Europe for generations, Americans are still getting
used to this idea.