(NaturalNews) Some people talk about detoxing like it's the easiest thing to do. The truth is, that detoxing is not fun and in some cases can produce unpleasant side-effects ranging from dizziness, to headaches, nausea, diarrhea, joint pain, breathing problems, insomnia and seizures.
All detoxing agents force toxins from their deepest recesses to the surface for removal; however, several simple ingredients will accomplish the job, minimizing side-effects. When you learn these few tricks, you're going to want to smack yourself for being a wuss and ask yourself why you haven't done a detox sooner.
Drink water every day that is either filtered or from natural springs. Drink the equivalent of half an ounce per pound of body weight. You may need more during detoxing.
The pH drink
It's very important to maintain your pH and keep it slightly alkaline during and after a detox. The easiest, least expensive way to do this is with a pH drink -- and, the drink is also one of the best, most gentle methods of pain-free detoxing.
Mix two ounces of fresh lime or lemon juice with half a teaspoon of baking soda in a tall glass. Allow it to foam until it's completely flat. Add 12 ounces of water and drink immediately. It should taste like flat lime or lemon with a slightly sweet aftertaste. Drink one to three glasses a day. The pH drink will remove all noxious chemicals and heavy metals and make you feel good as a bonus. It relieves gout, arthritis, acid reflux, headaches, and a host of other physical and mental symptoms.
Juicing and pectin
All fruits and vegetables contain some amount of pectin, with apples and citrus fruits being highest. Pectin is a natural fiber that attracts and binds to heavy metals and toxins, lifting them from bodily tissues. Any form of fresh vegetable or fruit juicing will promote your detox. The more apples, carrots and citrus fruits you include in your juices, the heavier and faster the detox rate. Control your detox and any side-effects by using fewer of these fruits and more leafy, green veggies. One small juice drink daily consisting of about four ounces of juice is adequate for most cowards for healthy detoxing.
Special mercury detox
Mercury is one of the most toxic substances on the planet; and exposure through foods, vaccines and dental amalgums causes it to become deeply embedded in every cell... never to leave, unless you actively detox. Detoxing from mercury is very unpleasant and often causes pain and discomfort physically and mentally. Before efficient mercury removal can be accomplished, you must have dental amalgums removed.
The above methods discussed will gently and slowly remove mercury; however, you may experience symptoms as the mercury is released into your blood. Most detoxing agents will remove mercury from your body, and all will create symptoms to some degree. The homeopathic remedy Hepar Sulf 4X eliminates the symptoms of mercury toxicity during the detox. Take one dose daily by dissolving one pellet of remedy in four ounces of water and sipping one teaspoon.
If symptoms increase, stop the remedy. Do not use homeopathic Mercurius during a mercury detox. It can aggravate symptoms.
The detoxing agent releases noxious substances into the blood stream; but they still need to be removed from the body. Water and pectin assist this process. Another easy method for removing toxins is by eating bread and butter. You heard right. Both bread and butter bind to toxins, especially heavy metals, and escort them from the body through elimination. Eat only organic bread and butter, and if you're vegetarian, plain bread will work.
JB Bardot is an herbalist and a classical homeopath, and has a post graduate degree in holistic nutrition. Bardot cares for both people and animals, using alternative approaches to health care and lifestyle. She writes about wellness, green living, alternative medicine, holistic nutrition, homeopathy, herbs and naturopathic medicine. You can find her at The JB Bardot Archives at www.jbbardot.com and on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/jbbardot23 or on Twitter at jbbardot23 or https://twitter.com/jbbardot23