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We are concerned with self-purification, self-development and self-mastery. We run Lotus Retreats to guide participants through our detox programmes and workshops. The material presented here and taught at our retreats is based on over 20 years of detailed study and practice of effective natural healing therapies.
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Why Detoxify Now?
A hundred years ago cancer was a rare occurrence, killing less than 1 in 100. Today, cancer kills 1 in 4. Some 90% of all cancer cases can be traced to pollution, diet and stress. Today, it is estimated that by the time a person is 18, he will have consumed well over his body weight in additives and preservatives alone.
As with cancer, the current unprecedented levels of dis-ease conditions such as heart disease, lung disease, chronic fatigue, Alzheimer's, diabetes and arthritis are caused by tissue toxicity brought on mainly by pollution and the denatured food, full of preservatives, chemicals and additives that we now eat.
We can't do much about environmental pollution, but we can detoxify now and remove the accumulated poisons from our bodies before they kill us. Effective self-detoxification helps remove toxemia and can help eradicate the root cause of disease.
Pollution, Stress, Mental Health and the Modern World
We live in a polluted world. We consume dead, processed foods. We are subject to chemically contaminated air and water.
Even without all the additives, industrial pollutants and stress, our basic metabolic processes produce toxins even on the purest of foods, just as fire produces smoke and ash. You need to detoxify even if you live on the purest of foods.
The Yogi's in India, for example, rigidly eat pure foods, but they still follow very strict, scientific self-purification practices involving such things as Neti douches to clean the nasal passages and the entire digestive tract from the tongue to the anus via special yogic salt water cleanse rituals.The yogi's rigidly and regularly purify the body and the mind as a means or path to union and self-realization.
Today, our non-spiritual, mad-dash, faithless and fear filled life styles mean that we are overwhelmed by mental problems such as money, fear, stress, burnout, negativity, depression and general unhappiness.
Our bodies, minds and spirits have had more than they can take. We need to clean up our own act and detoxify now. There has never been a greater need for effective mind-body detox.
We can detoxify now and remove the poisons from our bodies and our minds. As we purify ourselves, in the same way that the Lotus seed transforms the pond it flowers in, we will help transform the world.
This is why the Prophets and Philosophers of old wrote so much about Fasting, Self-purification, Prayer and Meditation. Fasting and self-purification give the body an opportunity to cleanse itself, allowing the body to heal itself, and allow space for the knower to know his or her true self. The ancient Greeks also were practitioners of self-examination and self-detoxifiction. They had the words KNOW THYSELF engraved on entrance walls as a way to guide the students to the truth.
Pollution = Toxemia = Disease = Death
Detox = Health = Beauty = Vitality = Vibrant Life
Self-detoxification will help us:
To have more energy
To be more relaxed
To be free of stress and negativity
To look and feel good
To be in our natural state of vibrant health
To have a strong natural immunity to disease
To have more joy, pleasure and happiness in life
To live life to the full
Key Aspects of Health and Detox
Browse these pages at your leisure:
You can use a colema board to give yourself a home colonic when ever you need. This page gives detail of the Colema Board.
This are the supplements taken during the 7 day cleanse programme. Each item is listed with details.
This page lists some detox programmes that you can take up now at Lotus Retreats or at your own home.
Jupiter Water Ionizers
Sweat therapy is one of the most effective ways to detox. This page looks the history of sweating and modern infrared saunas.
The water ionizer is considered one of the most important health advances of this centuy. This page gives details of a particular water ionizer and how it works.
KDF technology allowd you to filter hot shower water. This page gives some details about KDF shower filters.
Detox diets generally don't work. What you need is a healthy, sensible life style where you are conscious of what you are consuming and what is best for you.
One of the most important books on detox for health. Daniel reid explains in details everything you need to jnow to live a healthy, happy life.
Ionized water is considered to have miraculous healing properties. This page looks at some of the pictures that speak volumes.
Amazing six filter water filteration system
A comprehensive Q&A about alkaline diet, and response to criticism from medical skeptics.
Sang whang explains one cause of aging, namely the accumulation of aciod wastes, and how to reverse aging by removing the acid wastes by using alkaline ionized water.
Detailed information about the magic of Bee Pollen.
Details about the Lotus Infrared Sauna, including the Dome and Upright saunas.
Super greens are amazing, nutritious, alkalizing and health enhacing substances. This page gives detaisl.
My experience of an Ayahuasca ceramony.
This pagfe list health conditions and the most therapeutic juices and foods to use to help alleviate the condition.
Typical foods and niutritional food profiles.
Tantra and Tao worlshops at our Lotus Retreats.
Some foods shuld not be combined together as they require different pH levels for the digestive enzymes to work. This page gives details.
A detailed response to scientific criticisms on ionized water and water ionizers for health.
Like the Tao, water gives life. Without water there would be no life on earth. This page looks at the nature of reality and the spiritual path: it explains what is real and what is maya, what our problems are and how to overcome them.
Meditate and free your self from the thoughts that plague and trouble you.
KNOW THYSELF: Who Are You?
The five fundamentals to knowing who you really are.
Air contains positive and negative ions in the same way that water has positive and negative ions. Negative ions are beneficial and life enhancing, and you can get a air ionizer based on water flow to generate negative ions for your home.
If you knew what was in your tap water you would seriously consider puirifying your drinking water with a water filter for your and your families health.
Some of the nasty substances lurking in our colon, and how to remove them.
Damiel reid interview.
History of Sex, love and massage. How attitudes have changed over the years, and how current society carries the baggage of the history of repression.
Looks at the tyoes of massage training currently available, as well as trhe unique non clinical massage training available at our Lotis Retreats.
Typical massage therapies used for health, well being and pleasure.
Lotus retreats offer a wide range of detox, massage, dance and yoga breaks by the sea.
Dohas of Kabir
These Dohas sumarize the essense of Kabir's message, in simple, easy to understand language
Songs of Kabir
Beautiful songs that explain to the sadhu what he needs to do and what is important in his brief life.
Love Poems of Rumi.
Poems of Passion by Rumi
Come join our raw food detox group where you will meet like minded people, go to pot luck parties and raw food detox retreats.
Seven Steps for Vibrant Health
Water is the most important nutrient for our body. Fresh Ionized water helps the body to:
- Flush's out acids and acid wastes
- Restore alkaline pH balance
- Provide Hydration, Oxygen and Anti-oxidants to the cells
- Drink 8-10 glasses ionized alkaline water per day.
Water ionizers are available from: www.glowing-health.co.uk
Remember to take Celtic Sea Salt as you increase your water intake. Celtic sea salt is obtained by the natural evaporation of sea water, in a natural process that is 2000 years old. It contains all the minerals and trace elements that the body needs.
Step 2: Regular Sweat Therapy
The skin is the largest organ in the body, and one of the most effective ways of removing toxins is by sweating them out.
Sweat Therapy has over the years been proven to be an effective way to maintain ones health. You can go to a Sauna/Spa or invest your own home sauna. New infrared portable home saunas are inexpensive, much better then traditional saunas, and well worth the investment..
More about sweat therapy and infrared saunas::
1. Sweat Therapy and the Infrared Saunas
2. The new Lotus Infrared Sauna or Lotus Dome Sauna use new Far Infrared (FIR) technology to significantly improve the health benefits from a sauna.
Step 3: Stop eating junk
With all the chemical concoctions that we now offered as 'food', what you don't eat is more important then what you eat!
Super Size anyone?
Step 4: Put some real nutrients in your body
Detox diets tend to be fads, and generally don't work.
Follow instead a good, natural diet, what we would c all a No Diet Detox Diet!!!!
Add what are called Super Greens to your diet. These are Spirulina, Wheat Grass and Barley Grass powders , onsidered to be wonder foods, with amazing properties for health and longevity.
Organic EFA Oils - Essential fatty acids are called "essential" because the body needs them and can not manufacture them. You must provide the body these vital substances by your diet - try to add at least a table spoon to your daily diet. Pumpkin seed, flax seed and Perilla seed oils are amongst the most potent sources of EFA oils.
Therapeutic Vegetable Juices - Fruit and Vegetable juices are one of natures most potent sources of easily digested nutrients. There are many reports of people being cured of all sorts of ills simply by fresh fruit and vegetable juices.
Follow a simple Food Combining diet. No mater what the experts say, the body finds it difficult to digest conflicting foods such as Carbohydrates and Proteins in the same meal as they interfere with the pH needed for the digestive enzymes to operate.
Select your foods properly: Food Profiles
If needed, add some Herbs and Plant Extracts to your daily diet
Step 5: Have regular Relaxation and Massage Therapies
a) Massage Therapies: relax with regular therapeutic massages:
Therapeutic Massage Therapies and Benefits of Massage
b) Massage Training: Learn to give a healing massage to friends and loved ones:
Massage Training: Clinical and Non-Clinical
If you have the inclination, learn about the History of Massage and the History of Repression
The History, Death, Clinical Rebirth and The Future of Massage
c) Come to our Lotus Detox and Massage Retreats
d) Relax and detox your mind:
Meditation and Mind Detox
This is probably the hardest step for most people, but the Irons/Reid:
7 Day Cleanse Programme will help you in more ways that you can imagine.
You can do this slowly, start by fasting for just a day on just alkaline water. Then do a weekend, with colonics and supplements as described by Dan Reid. Then take the plunge and go for the full 7 day program.
If you need motivation, look again at the these:
Colon Cleanse Pictures (Warning: Not for the faint hearted!!! )
Nauseating to even look at - do you want to carry these things inside you for the rest of your life?
If possible, come to our detox retreats, where you can do the 7 Day detox and cleanse program with other like minded persons in a relaxing and fun filled setting:
Lotus Retreats: Detox, fasting, cleansing, dancing and massage retreats
Step 7: Transdermal Magnesium Chloride Therapy
Magnesium is the most important mineral supplement for cellular detoxification. It is considered an elixir of life and a cell tonic. It is required in over 300 key metabolic functions.
Magnesium can be taken transdermally (via the skin), ideally as a magnesium oil massage, or by soaking in a magnesium chloride footbath. It can also be taken orally by as a magnesium oil spray into the mouth or with colonic hydrotherapy in the same way that epsom salts (magnesium sulphate) are used for colonics.
The body does not absorb magnesium sulphate well, it needs magnesium as a chloride, the same as the magnesium chloride found in sea water.
Water and Detox
Pure water is the key substance necessary for detox - it literally washes out the toxins and poisons from our body, and provides nourishment for the cells. Our cells have an absolute need for water. We have 75 trillion cells, and each one needs good quality water to function and live.
Water is the number one nutrient. We can live for several months without food, but only a few days without water. Our body is over 70% water and our brain over 90% water. In the womb we were 100% water, and the quantity of water declines as we age. Research shows that 75% of us are chronically dehydrated. We just don't drink enough water.
Dr Batmanghelidj, author of Your Body’s Many Cries for Water has demonstrated that the many illnesses that plague millions worldwide arise simply because we don’t drink enough water.
You should drink lots of pure water (preferable Ionized Alkaline Water) to wash out the accumulated toxins. 8 glasses per day are recommended by most medical practitioners. Others recommend that the optimal amount to drink is 5% of your body weight in liters, so if you weigh 60kg, drink 3 liters/day. Remember we lose some 1.5-3 liters of water daily from breathing, sweat and urine. This needs to be replaced by water - coffee, tea, soft drinks are diuretics and will make you lose more water then you'll gain.
This includes asthma, diabetes, arthritis, angina, obesity, Alzheimer's, high cholesterol and hypertension
Invest in a good quality Water Purifier
There is an initial expense involved in this, but it's an investment in your own and your families health. Avoid tap and even bottled water. Tap water has been found to contain 100's of toxic substances from industrial pollution, prescription drugs and medicines, as well as other chemical poisons that water authorities add to the water like chlorine and fluoride, to kill micro-organisms and they say, to protect children's teeth!
Fluoride was first used by the Nazi's on concentration camp prisoners as it made the inmates sterile, docile, stupid and obedient.
All water in the UK is chlorinated. Chlorinated water has been linked to bowel, bladder and kidney cancer, spina befida, infant heart problems and miscarriage.
This is a link to a UK Government paper, that references many studies. Read between the lines, in particular paragraph 6, which admits to an association between spontaneous abortion and chlorination and recommends a reduction of exposure to chlorine.
There is not a water authority in the world with the resources to check for and remove all toxic substances now found in our drinking water.
Bottled water is not the answer. Many studies have shown that bottled water can contain more contaminant then tap water, and is expensive when used a lot. Also, as it's stored in plastic bottles, some of the carcinogenic substances from the plastic get into the water.
In addition, the tons and tons of plastic bottles add to the pollution of the planet.
If you do buy bottled water, try to get it in glass bottles. It is better though, to make your own fresh ionized water, and fill bottles with it to take to work.
Avoid distilled, reverse-osmosis water
You need a good quality water purifier that will remove all harmful substances from the water, but leave the beneficial ones intact.
Don't go overboard and remove everything from the water!
Water distillers/reverse-osmosis devices can leach valuable minerals from the body. See this paper by Dr Zoltan Rona:
Dangers of drinking distilled water: Early Death
Ionized Alkaline Water
Water purification and the Water Ionizer
The water purification device of choice is the water ionizer. It not only purifies the water, but also ionized the water. Ionized water is considered to be the healthiest substance in the world.
The ionization process also removes all the harmfully acid molecules from the water, and leaves the alkaline molecules intact. The resulting alkaline water has been called "the most significant health advance of the 21st century"
A water ionizer is a must for every home. Ionized water made by a water ionizer is at he heart of the detox health revolution.
A water ionizer is like having your own fresh spring water on tap. Ionized water is not dead like tap water; it’s alive, full of energy, minerals and excess oxygen. Water as it should be, and as it is in nature’s best waters like glacier waters.
Nature separates water into acid and alkaline - high altitude spring waters tend to be alkaline (for drinking), whereas hot spring waters are acidic. Ionized water is now available on tap with a water ionizer. This is a little expensive initially, but an investment in your health, and you will save money in the long run. We all should be drinking ionized water as a matter of priority. Read the literature and try it out for yourself.
We are 70% water. The health benefits from hydration and restoring proper alkaline balance dwarf anything else we can do for our bodies.
For more details, read Ionized Alkaline Wwater
Water and the Tao: stillness and depth
No detox will be effective unless you also examine your mental attitudes and thoughts. It was probably the thoughts that led you to the state of obesity or ill health, and it is the thoughts, the conditioning, that you need to change if you wish to live in a continuing state of vibrant health
Why water was likened to the Tao by Lao Tzu and the ancient Taoists?
Use water to flush out the toxins from the body. Mentally, we become like water to flush out the mental toxins that we attach to. This will allow us to drop or soothe away the thoughts that plague and trouble our minds.
Becoming like water means not attaching to any thoughts. Like water does not attach to the objects or ripples that are often found on it's surface.
Your thoughts and emotions are like 'ripples on the surface of being' as Eckhart Tolle puts it. Mentally, you ignore the ripples and become one with the silent depth of the infinite ocean within you.
VE Irons: pioneer of self-detox
Foremost in the field of body detox was VE Irons, who developed and perfected a system of self detoxification based on fasting and colon cleansing that is considered to be:
"One of the most important contributions to modern medicine and world health in the 20th century."
Irons was diagnosed with ankylosing spondylitis, a form of crippling arthritis that had no known cure.
Using pioneering natural fasting and self-cleansing methods, Irons managed to cure himself.
After curing himself, Irons spent his long life telling others how to do exactly the same.
This is my experience of the Irons/Reid Detox Program.
Pollution and the root cause of disease
A hundred years ago less then 1 in 1000 people died of cancer. Today in the UK 1 in 3 will be diagnosed with cancer, and 1 in 4 will die; lung disease kills 1 in 4. AIDS, cirrhosis of the liver, chronic pain and fatigue, hypertension, nervous disorders and a host of other maladies have spread like wildfire all over the world.
These staggering levels of disease are directly related to the toxins/poisons we put into our bodies.
External toxicity of food, air and water causes internal toxicity of blood, tissues and cellular fluids. This toxicity provides the breeding ground for bugs, disease and degeneration.
Behind the Pollution and the Insanity
Behind the unprecedented environmental pollution and disease there is a sick mind begging to be cured of its insanity. Just as cancer is a symptom of underlying toxemia, the deception, lies, scandals, frauds and cover ups briefly mentioned here are symptoms (the tip of a global iceberg) of a very sick 'mind' that is rotten to the core, and is about to destroy its host.
When you detox, you will play a part in transforming this sickness.
The microbe or the terrain?
Louis Pasteur, on his deathbed, finally recanted his germ theory by admitting that "The Microbe is nothing. The terrain is everything."
The terrain is not the immune system, but the normal alkaline and oxygenated environment of the human body. The immune system only kicks in when the terrain becomes acidic or lacks oxygen allowing pathogenic microbes to breed.
This was echoed by Rudolph Virchow (Father of Pathology) said :
"If I could live my life over again, I would devote it to proving that germs seek their natural habitat, diseased tissue, rather than being the cause of the diseased tissue; e.g., mosquitoes seek the stagnant water, but do not cause the pool to become stagnant. "
Dr John Tilden, author of Toxemia:
"Without toxemia there can be no disease, retention of metabolic toxins is the first and only cause of disease. The first thing to do to get rid of any disease is to get rid of toxemia, for it is this state of the blood that makes disease possible."
Dr Theodore Baroody, author of Alkalize or Die :
"The countless names attached to illness do not really mater. What does matter is that they all come from the same root cause: too much tissue acid waste in the body."
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Cancer: causes, prevention and remedies
What is the real cause of cancer?
Daniel Reid explains the Causes of Cancer
Daniel Reid, best selling author and leading expert on Eastern philosophy and medicine, in The Tao of Detox says:
"The fact is that 80-90 per cent of all cancer cases can be traced back to basic environmental factors.
Cancer is the final, fatal stage of tissue toxicity. Toxemia provides the breeding ground for germs and thereby becomes the root cause of all disease...
The presence of germs in the blood is not the root cause of any disease, but rather a symptom of toxemia. Bacterial, viral and fungal infections cannot develop in tissues that are sufficiently alkalized and oxygenated, and almost all microbes and toxins are neutralized by the presence of alkaline and oxygen elements.
Virtually all germs that infect the human body are anaerobic, which means they thrive in oxygen-deficient environments, such as toxic tissues.
Ever since Louis Pasteur proposed his germ theory of disease, modern Western medicine has become obsessed with the simplistic view that every disease must be caused by the very specific germs that appear in diseased tissues, and that the cure is to kill the specific germs associated with its symptoms.
As a result, modern Western medicine engages in an ever escalating campaign of 'chemical warfare' against germs, fought on the battleground of the human body.
This approach fails entirely to account for the fact that under precisely the same conditions of exposure, some people become infected and get sick, while others do not."
"All microbes have a very narrow range of conditions in which they can survive and reproduce. The two most basic conditions that allow pathogenic microbes to colonize human tissue are excess acidity and insufficient oxygen.
Ask any wine or beer maker to testify to the fact that the bacteria they use to ferment their products require an acid medium of very specific degree, without exposure to oxygen, in order to function."
Dr Otto Warburg and the Real Cause of Cancer
Dr Otto Warburg discovered the real cause of cancer in 1923 and he received the Nobel Prize for doing so in 1931.
Dr Warburg has made it clear that the prime cause of cancer is oxygen deficiency (brought about by Toxemia).
Dr Warburg discovered that cancer cells are anaerobic (do not breathe oxygen) and cannot survive in the presence of high levels of oxygen.
There can be many secondary causes of cancer (smoking, radiation, electric pylons, stress, etc), but the the primary cause which is present in every case is a lack of oxygen and acidity in the tissues where cancer occurs.
"All normal cells have an absolute requirement for oxygen, but cancer cells can live without oxygen - a rule without exception." - Dr. Otto Warburg
"Deprive a cell 35% of its oxygen for 48 hours and it may become cancerous." Otto Warburg.
Cancerous tissues are acidic, whereas healthy tissues are alkaline.
At a cellular level, oxygen acts in an ionic stable bias form. Water contains H+ and OH- ions, if there is an access of H+, it is acidic; if there is an access of OH- ions, then it is alkaline. Blood at pH 7.5 contains 65% more excess oxygen then blood at pH 7.3.
Ionized Alkaline Water had an abundance of OH- ions, which together with the micro-clusters mean that it can penetrate, hydrate and detoxify the cells much more effectively. Regular drinking of ionized water is being advised by a growing number health practitioners as an aid to cancer prevention.
Naturopaths that have taken blood cell photographs clearly see the benefits of drink ionized water, and are advising their clients drink ionized water.
Chemotherapy and cancer treatment
The Facts about Cancer article gives the true cancer and cancer treatment facts .
These disturbing facts are after over $50 billion have been spent on cancer research and countless number of deaths by chemotherapy.
Dr Glen Warner, M.D. oncologist said:
"We have a multi-billion dollar industry that is killing people, right and left, just for financial gain. Their idea of research is to see whether two doses of this poison is better than three doses of that poison."
Dr Ralph Moss said: "2 to 4% of cancers respond to chemotherapy"
John Robbins explains:
Percentage of cancer patients whose lives are predictably saved by chemotherapy:3%
Conclusive evidence (majority of cancers) that chemotherapy has any positive influence on survival or quality of life: none.
Percentage of oncologist's who said if they had cancer they would not participate in chemotherapy trials due to its "ineffectiveness and its unacceptable toxicity":75%
Percentage of people with cancer in the U.S. who receive chemotherapy - 75%
Dr Alan Levin said:
"Most cancer patients in this country die of chemotherapy. Chemotherapy does not eliminate breast, colon or lung cancers. This fact has been documented for over a decade. Yet doctors still use chemotherapy for these tumors Women with breast cancer are likely to die faster with chemo than without it."
Dr Ulrich Abel said:
"Success of most chemotherapy is appalling. There is no scientific evidence for its ability to extend in any appreciable way the lives of patients suffering from the most common organic cancer chemotherapy for malignancies too advanced for surgery which accounts for 80% of all cancers is a scientific wasteland."
Dr Diamond, M.D. said:
"Finding a cure for cancer is absolutely contraindicated by the profits of the cancer industry's chemotherapy, radiation, and surgery cash trough."
This mountain of evidence suggests that rather then using Chemicals, simple natural remedies such as Water Fasting, Colon Cleansing and Juicing could be more helpful for cancer prevention and cancer cases.
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Daniel Reid and the Tao of Health
Daniel Reid author of The Tao of Health is a living Taoist master. He has devoted most of his life to the study and practice of ancient Taoist healing arts, as well as in the practice and promotion of effective detox programs developed by western luminaries such as V.E.Irons. His books and published articles contain the distilled essence of the best health and longevity guidelines from the east and the west.
Reid's books are a minefield of practical information for anyone wishing to detox, improve their health and vitality. They have revived and brought the ancient wisdom of the Tao to the world.
This is an interview with Reid in which he talks about Ionized Alkaline Water and other things: Daniel Reid Interview.
This is Daniel's web site: www.danreid.org
Daniel Reid explains that drinking ample quantities of Ionized Alkaline Water (microwater), Fasting and using the FIR sauna regularly are three major steps on the road to detoxifying your body.
The silent revolution
A silent revolution is now happening in the fields of health and preventive medicine; it is the use means such as of ionized alkaline water, infrared saunas, juicing, fasting and cleansing to detoxify your body.
Ionized water is at the heart of the silent revolution - if you don't do anything else for your body, just drink plenty pure ionized alkaline water or microwater daily.
Primary perception, water and mind detox
The Dr Emoto photographs, the Dr. Mu Shik Jhon and other research is evidence that not only is pure natural water good for us, but also why clearing the mind or Mind Detox is so important; your mind will create poisons in your body in the form of poisonous water clusters, if you think poisonous thoughts. This includes worry, stress, anger and so on.
Conversely, if you think loving thoughts your body will reflect this at the molecular and cellular levels. Our cells are actually highly intelligent, far more then 'we' are. Cells have been shown to display primary perception, something that 'we' (who are 'we' if not our cells? an occupying alien?), with all our senses, technology and instruments are unable to do.
Chi Gung: the breath of life
The easiest way to obtain oxygen is to breath deeply and regularly. Chi gung consists of regular breathing exercises, together with guidelines on gentle movement, posture and mental stillness. Regular Chi gung practice is one of the best things you could do for your health, it is the breath of life.
Not only does it supply your body with ample quantities of oxygen, it also supplies 'Chi', or 'Prana'. Deep, rhythmic breathing also gives you countless other benefits.
Chi Gung is the central basis of the Taoist system of medicine, health and longevity. Daniel Reid, for example, gives detailed Chi Gung instructions in almost every book that he has written about eastern medicine and health.
With Chi Gung you make a direct, energetic connection with and harness the 'Power of the Cosmos' as Reid explains in his comprehensive book Chi Gung.
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Fasting and colonics
The process of digestion requires a lot of energy. This is why you feel sleepy after eating a large meal (particularly if its something like a steak and potatoes).
The body will stop other bodily functions such as house cleaning, removing toxins, to process the food that you supply it. When you stop eating for 24 hours, the body starts to detox. This means that that the tissues and cells in our bodies start to remove both the ingested poisons from the environment and the waste products of metabolism.
For this reason, it is good to fast periodically. The idea is not to torture yourself, but to assist the body to clean itself. In the detox program developed by V.E.Irons, you won't feel hungry.
These are some quotes by medical and other experts on the need and benefits of fasting and detox: fasting quotes.
For a real, effective detox you must remove the accumulated rubbish and toxins from your colon; unless you do this you will not assimilate nutrients properly, and you will be prone to ill health, no matter how good your diet.
You need to get to the root of the problem, which is your gut.
Its a very simple process, I have been doing it for over a decade, so have countless others.
This is something that you need to try once (properly!) and then you'll do it for the rest of your life. The process is described in detail by Daniel Reid:
Fasting and Colonics
Webcleanse: Daniel Reid's Internet based detox and cleanse program.
Doing a complete 7 day detox program, or a mini 3 day program, as outlined by Irons and Reid is probably the most important thing that you will ever do for your health and the quality of your life.
Diet, detox and weight loss
It's well to remember that most of the toxins, the poisons that we accumulate in our bodies were put there by us from the food that we have been eating. Detox is about removing the toxins as well as limiting the intake new toxins. To do this we need to be selective in what we eat; we need to stop eating processed foods, junk food and start eating whole foods.
The no-diet detox diet
Detox Diets don't work because you'll just put back any weight that soon after you come off the near starvation diet, you might even put more weight on as you might start eating with a new found vengeance after having been starved.
A good no-detox detox diet is not about limiting calories; it is not a starvation diet.
It is simply a common sense mechanism for providing the body the best nutrients that it needs and cutting out the junk.
Aim for natural detox diet that will become a way of life for you, and will in the long run be the most effective. You will not be on a diet, you will just be eating the right things for your body as a habit.
For more detailed information, please read:
Food Combining Diet
Therapeutic Juices and Foods
Mediation and Mind-body detox
Pollution = toxemia = disease = death
Meditation leads to relaxation, peace, and bliss
Body detox is removing the poisons from our bodies. Meditation and Mind detox is about removing the compulsive thoughts, fears, hates and worries from our mind.
You 'drop the crap' that you've accumulated over the years in your body. You relax and drop the thoughts, stresses and negative emotions that have occupied you.
For some good mind body detox guidelines read these excerpts from The Tao of Detox
Remember, compulsive thoughts and negative emotions are toxic and can kill you just as poisons can. Mediation, massage and body work helps to switch off the sympathetic nervous system (the 'action circuit' or 'fight or flight response') and switch on the para-sympathetic nervous system (the 'rest and relaxation circuit').
You do this by relaxing, deep breathing, moving out if the mind and into the body. As you do this, remember to not attaching to negative, stressful thoughts.
It's difficult to stop being carried and occupied by thoughts. The trick in Meditation is to observe and just let them be, but stop identifying with them. Don't focus on them, focus on the breath and the body.
Thoughts just come and go, they just come and go. Anything that comes and goes, is transient, fleeting and ultimately unreal. Try not to attach to it. You are the awareness behind the thoughts. You are like the silent depth of the ocean and your deep silence is not effected by the surface ripples (thoughts).
Both body detox and mind detox have had pioneers like VE Irons, Dr Bernard Jensen and Daniel Reid that have led the Way; people that were determined to find the root cause of our ills and then develop effective, simple, practical solutions for our ills.
We need to change our lifestyle from a fast, mad-dash, stress filled life to a relaxed life style. We need to get out of the rat race.
For another perspective of life, read:
KNOW THYSELF: The Five Fundamentals
Water and the Tao
Non duality: Seeing Here Now
Eckhart Tolle and The Power of Now
For information on Zen, Zen Koans and stories, read:
Relaxing the mind, mind detox, means not taking your thoughts seriously, letting them go, being free from them.
Compulsive thoughts are just as toxic as the environmental toxins that we are surrounded with. The mind is a good tool, but if left unchecked, left in charge, it becomes a tyrant.
Eckhart Tolle and The Power of Now
Eckhart Tolle's magnificent book 'The Power of Now' is an effective guide to moving from the state where you are living under the tyranny of the mind to a state of inner peace and bliss.
It can be thought of as the Tao Teh Ching for the modern world.
Eckhart Tolle is a modern exponent of the ancient way, a living Buddha.
Daily mini detox and the water habit
When you drink ample quantities of Ionized Alkaline Water (microwater) and relax in the FIR sauna, you give yourself a mini detox, each time you do it.
Get into a routine, get into the 'water habit'. Drink 2-3 large glasses of water first thing in the morning, another glass or two after every couple of hours or so throughout the day.
Drink ionized water as a snack. Keep in mind that just by drinking microwater, you are giving your body exactly what it needs the most. Microwater contains ionic bio-active alkaline minerals and micro-clusters so the water will easily penetrate and hydrate all your cells.
You need to drink plenty of it; there are some 73 trillion cells that need to be hydrated, and you need to drink it regularly.
After a few weeks or months of ionized alkaline water, you might want to try a 3 day detox or a full 7 day detox program.
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Celebrities, detox and health fads
Detox and detox diets are now becoming very popular, with the likes of Britney Spears going for alcohol detox. Other celebrities, entertainers, media personalities and hollywood stars are also doing detox. They are also into things like the Atkins Diet, which I would avoid because a diet of access proteins is detrimental to our health. However, Atkins has made a major contribution to the awareness of the need for a low-carb diet.
There are many 'celebrity' detox programs now available. Though these programs do work to an extent, they do not get to the root of the problem. They seem to me to be passing fads, that will be replaced in a few years time by another 'celebrity' marketing something else!
In my experience the original self-detoxification system perfected by V.E.Irons around the 1940's is the best and most effective way to detox.
Only the Irons/Reid Detox Program gets to the root of the problem, something that other programs seem too shy to face or don't even know about. Try it, and it may become a way of life for you as it has for me.
You will add years to your life, and life to your years each time you do it.
Health, disease and disinformation
If you do any genuine research into the real causes of disease and ill health, you'll soon realize that there is a lot of disinformation and outright lies given out by the health authorities, pharmaceutical and other multi-national companies and other health information bodies.
Why is this?
Surely, they wouldn't put peoples health before profits, would they?
I have explained in Lies, Damned Lies and 911 who is behind it all.
You may not agree with me, which is your choice.
However, one thing is clear: We are being lied to.
Does HIV cause AIDS?
It might sound like heresy, but the truth is that HIV does not cause AIDS. We are being lied to.
Do your own research. This is a well researched article that lists 100 reasons why HIV does not cause AIDS - even one reason would have been sufficient.
What causes AIDS then? Drugs (legal and recreational) and life style.
This is an introduction to Professor Duesberg and The AIDS Dilemma. Duesberg is an expert on Retro-Viruses and has done a lot of genuine research into the true cause of AIDS. Duesberg explains that drugs and lifestyle are the cause of AIDS, not HIV.
For example, Duesberg in 1987 presented over 4000 cases of patients who have the symptoms of AIDS, but no HIV antibodies.
Presumably, these 4000 consumed drugs and led unhealthy lifestyles that eventually led to immune dysfunction.
Since the 1980's when Robert Gallo announced to the world without any evidence that he had isolated the virus that caused AIDS, thousands of scientists have shown that this is not the case. Duesberg and many other ethical academics have amassed an extensive resource of research articles, interviews and books to explain that the HIV causes AIDS theory is a myth. These writers and researchers that have been working and writing to expose the lies behind AIDS, and exposing the pharmaceutical cartels that are profiting from the lies.
Do a search in Google for 'HIV does not cause AIDS' and see for yourself.
Watch this google video: HIV = AIDS, Fact or Fiction, and decide for yourself.
In Diabetes Deception Thomas Smith, a medical investigator who cured his diabetes, explains the deception that is behind diabetes, and how it can be cured by diet and alternate, holistic therapies.
Pharmaceutical drug rackets and fraud
Pharmaceutical Drug Rackets 1 and Part 2 explains how the pharmaceutical industry functions. The Vaccination Dangers and Vaccine Cover up tells the truth behind the vaccination campaigns. The Prozac Story tells the true story behind Prozac. The Aspartame Scandal and Aspartame Disease articles tell the truth behind Aspartame and who is behind it.
Detox, Alcoholism and Drug Addiction
Although we are primarily concerned with detox for health, detox has also been used to successfully cure alcoholism and drug addictions, including Heroin and Opiate addictions as well as detox from narcotic medications.