Detox Techniques

When it comes to exposure to toxins, the body cannot excrete most of them with which it is exposed. If one’s body cannot excrete the toxins it encounters then it makes an attempt to burn them off. This is called inflammation. If burning them off does not work, the body then goes into a phase of deposition followed by impregnation and degeneration with the toxins packed into the joints, tissue and cellular structures.  This process of further invasion into the body as the body encounters more toxicity without relief places that body on a collision course. Our incremental exposure is quite small; however, by remaining in the body, even small incremental amounts result in significant amounts over time. As the ability of science to measure increasingly smaller amounts of toxins in the body improves, we are finding that it does not take very large amounts to degrade body functioning.

Our Toxic World

Tens of thousands of chemicals are produced in North America many of which are entering our food supply; and more than 10,000 chemicals in the form of solvents, emulsifiers, and preservatives are used in food processing, packaging, wrapping, and storage. So many aspects of our lives contribute to our toxic burden without our awareness. While many of us probably have some idea that being around pesticides or automobile exhaust probably isn’t good for us, most of us would probably be surprised to know that the fire retardants present in virtually everything in our homes (in the United States) also exposes us to toxins. Even our carpeting out gases over 12 chemicals known to cause cancer. Toxins damage cells, disrupt our endocrine systems, and impair the body’s ability to absorb nutrients and heal itself.

Get the Lead Out

One of the most effective, natural means of removing toxins from the body is through the use of the far infrared sauna. Far infrared technology has the ability to mobilize more toxins and in a safer manner than is possible in sweat resulting from just heat or activity. No other technology for removing toxins from the body can address both lipophilic (fat-stored) toxins and toxins already in the blood stream. The skin is the body’s first line of defense for excreting toxicity and often we find a rash or disturbance on the skin is correlated to an internal issue (bacterial, viral, fungal or other toxicity) as the body tries to move the poison away from the internal organs to the skin.  The Far Infrared waves have the ability to gently heat the body from the interior (1.5 inches deep) releasing the toxicity directly from the subcutaneous fat storage structures, mobilizing water molecules and with the body in a perspiring state, eliminate the toxicity directly through the skin and not into the blood stream (as other sauna methods might cause).

Excerpts from the Expert

“A sauna used to be thought of as a luxury. Studies now confirm that diet and environmental chemicals cause 95% of cancers. Furthermore, as the first generation of man exposed to such an unprecedented plethora of daily chemicals, we have learned that stored or non detoxified chemicals can mimic any disease. ‘ Incurable’ chronic diseases that were thought to have no known cause often disappear once toxic chemicals are gone. Since the far infrared sauna is the safest, most efficacious and economical way of deporting stored toxins, this makes it a household necessity.”

“Alcoholism is a biochemical disease, not a lack of will power.
And curing it requires (1) correcting fatty acids, amino acids, vitamins, minerals, and orphan nutrients, plus (2) removing toxic residues of drugs, alcohol, and other chemicals that damage normal function of brain chemistry responsible for pleasure sensation.”

“Unless you get rid of stored trash, it eventually causes disease and death. You have complete control. Is that heart disease really cadmium toxicity in disguise?”

“Far infrared rays are the healing, safe rays of the sun’s spectrum, responsible for photosynthesis. Without this wavelength, plants would be unable to make energy, and consequently, there would be no life on earth… the rays most vital to healing are 4-14 microns”

Sherry Rogers, M.D., Northeast Center for Environmental Med,  Detoxify or Die

Combination of Technologies

We at Basics to Wellness combine FIR Saunas with Lymphatic de-congestive techniques through instruction and the use of light therapy devices that are tuned to the lymphatic system. The Lymphstar device that we employ has the capability to liquefy the lymph fluid (that can get very thick like cottage cheese) allowing it to flow more effectively as well as open up the exit channels for it to get out. We have been trained in a particular style of Lymphatic de-congestion via Dr. Corey Carter in North Dakota (see link about). To learn more about the Lymph System and de-congestion techniques click here .