Category Archives: Cleansing / Detox

What Is Chelation Therapy?

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Chelation therapy is a method of medicine that is used to remove excess heavy metals from your bloodstream. This mainly refers to the excess mercury that can often exist inside your blood, which can cause harm to your cells, and therefore your body.

Chelation (pronounced kee-lay-shun) therapy is accomplished by intravenously introducing a chelating agent, Ethylene diamine tetra-acetic acid (EDTA), which is a synthetic amino acid. EDTA grabs onto the heavy metals and harmful minerals in the blood and allows them to be released in your urine. Sometimes another agent is used intravenously for extreme mercury detoxification, called DMPS. There are also oral chelating agents that are taken in pill form, and is an FDA-approved drug used for the treatment of lead poisoning. It is used to remove mercury from the body, combining with the metals in the bloodstream, then the metals and the drug are removed from the body by your kidneys and excreted through your urine.

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Detox Teas: Are They Helpful For Detoxification?

detoxteaBy Katie Adams

With more and more people putting more concern on their health and wellness, detoxification products such as detox teas are becoming all the more popular.

Why Detoxify? The human body is created with its own detoxification system, which includes the skin, liver, kidney and the colon. The liver and the kidney filter out the toxins in the body which goes out through the urinary system, the digestive system or as sweat through the skin. The body’s waste management system works well under normal circumstances, but given today’s fast paced lifestyle and extensive exposure to waste and toxins, the body can only deal with so much. This brings us to the need to detoxify, or cleanse the body and get rid of toxins and waste.

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The Benefits of Ayurvedic Medicine: Ashoka

Saraca Asoca flowers and leaves

Ashoka (saraca asoca/saraca indica) is the oldest known species of tree in India and is considered sacred in the Hindu faith; it’s name means “without sorrow” or “that which gives no grief” in Sanskrit. This evergreen is regarded as a universal panacea in Ayurvedic medicine, and with good reason. Ashoka is not only used as an individual Ayurvedic remedy, for a variety of ailments, but as part of synergistic blends and in pharmaceutical drug formulations as well. For the sake of brevity, I will only discuss the most documented health benefits associated with this legendary herb. …

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The Benefits of Ayurvedic Medicine: Arjuna

Bark of the Terminalia Arjuna tree

Arjuna is one of those herbs that doesn’t just improve a few aspects of one’s health, it greatly benefits overall health and well-being. For thousands of years, Arjuna has been used both alone and as a support herb in Ayurvedic medicine because it is useful for several common health issues, but can also support the functioning of other herbal remedies; so, it should come as no surprise that modern scientists have discovered that Arjuna also supports the effects of pharmaceutical drugs. … This article has been updated and moved to the new Holistic Health & Living blog:


The Benefits of Ayurvedic Medicine: Amla

Fresh Amla berries

Amla, also known as Amalaki and Indian gooseberry, is one of the most famous Ayurvedic herbs all time. It can be used inside and out. On the outside, it has been used to treat thinning hair and improve the look and feel of skin; on the inside, Amla has been used to treat diabetes, improve digestion and vision, boost immunity and relieve menstrual cramps. …

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The Importance of Fiber for Health & Well-Being

Fiber rich foods
Fiber rich foods

When most people hear the word “fiber” they think of bowel health; they imagine something that can alleviate constipation and prevent colon cancer. … Which is partially true. However, fiber is also beneficial for preventing heart disease and diabetes, helping you maintain a healthy weight, and even protecting the brain and improving mood. … Read on. (Content has been updated and moved to new Holistic Health & Living).

Detox Diet With Ayurvedic Herbs

curcuminBy Sandra Kim Leong

Ayurvedic herbs have long been used for detoxification and cleansing. They were used in ancient India but increasingly, they are becoming more popular as more people discover about their healing properties. For detoxification, there are certain Ayurvedic herbs that aid in liver cleansing. These herbs can be easily added to your detox diet.

The liver is an important organ where your body wastes are eliminated. These body wastes then turn into bile which comprises of metabolic waste and other toxins that are filtered out from the liver. The bile then goes to the gallbladder and to the intestines where fats are broken down. It also becomes a lubricating agent that prepares the body for bowel movement.

Ayurvedic herbs such as Triphala and Curcumin can help to jumpstart the production of bile. Curcumin is an active compound for bile production. Being an antioxidant, it doubles up the normal production of the bile, thus results to a more efficient bowel movement and excretion of body waste. You should expect that as dietary toxins are eliminated in a more frequent manner, you would become healthier.

Triphala is also used as treatment for gastrointestinal conditions and improves digestion. It increases bile excretion and keeps cholesterol at a normal level. It is also a potent antioxidant that fights free radical.

For thorough cleansing, an individualized detoxification regime involving Ayurvedic herbs can take as long as 45 days. You should however not fast or skip on your liquid diets as this may create an imbalance. Instead, you would need to avoid foods that may clog up your waste channels. Such foods are usually very hard to digest and add to your constipation problems. These include frozen, packed, canned and processed foods.

Ayurvedic herbs work best when added to fresh foods that promotes digestion. Examples of such foods are organic vegetables and fruits, soups and flat breads. To prepare for a detox diet that uses Ayurvedic herbs, you should first go on normal meals that include leafy green vegetables like Brussels sprouts and cabbage. Light grains are also recommended like barley, quinoa and small servings of rice. You also need to drink plenty of warm water to flush out toxins through the process of urination.

If you intend to adopt a detox diet, consider including Ayurvedic herbs. They can help in the removal of toxic waste from your body and can greatly improve your health and enhance your energy levels.

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Got constipation, weight gain, poor energy and bad breath? Need to detox and cleanse? Get free research and special reports by Sandra Kim Leong on detox diets, colon cleansing, liver cleansing and juice fasting here on Detox Cleansing Diet (www.detox-cleansing-diet(dot)com)