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Doctors, Toxicity & Detoxification

Melissa Villamizar August 22, 2011 Health, Lifestyle 1 Comment
Doctors, Toxicity & Detoxification

Doctors. They’re supposed to help us, right? We see them when we have issues we can’t solve on our own. We make an appointment, it takes weeks to see them, we wait through long delays in the waiting room, then when we see them, we put our trust in them that they will help get our bodies back to functioning normally. Not to mention that we also pay them pretty good money to do so. Unfortunately, after all that, it is a very difficult task these days to find a doctor that will take the time to listen to you, to help you find the right solution to your problems.

Think about the typical experience once the doctor actually gets around to seeing you. On average, they spent 5-7 minutes with you, if that, their prescription pad in their hand the entire time. You barely get done speaking, and they’ve already got 2 prescriptions written for you. Even worse, if you’ve seen this doctor, or any other doctor before, chances are good this is your fourth or fifth prescription. In my experience, every single medication you take treats one thing, but leaves you with several other unwanted side effects. So how to you put an end to those side effects? With more medication of course! Is anyone paying attention to all the medications we’re currently taking, and what their chemical interactions with each other are? It kills me. I suppose it’s literally killing me as well. Which is why I’ve decided to rid myself of all medication. It’s been a slow process, as it should be, but I know it will be worth it in the end.

Even when I was younger, I didn’t like changing doctors often, because I felt like it took so long for the current doctor to get to know me and my body, I didn’t want to have to start all over. How can someone help me if they don’t know the whole story? They can’t. I generally don’t feel like doctors do a very good job of fixing the problem, because they’re always treating the symptoms and not looking for the root cause. I don’t blame them entirely, I know that most of them are just doing what they have been trained to do in our Western world, regardless of their intentions. Dr. Junger (creator of the CLEAN Program) was able to travel to India to learn and practice medicine and healing there. He brought back to the United States his Eastern practices, which include using ancient herbs, chiropractic care, diet, massage, acupuncture and hands-on healing. He began getting to the root of his patients’ troubles, he didn’t just treat the symptoms. He refers to it as common sense. I love that.

In today’s society, we are sent to specialists for just about everything. According to Dr. Junger, many of the health problems that trouble so many modern humans and cost society so much money can be alleviated by taking a broader approach, focusing on reactivating the potential of the detoxification system.

“A focused period of detoxifying is a reset for the whole physical and mental body. It delivers an all-access pass to boundless reserves of energy you didn’t know you had. You find that every part of your body works better, imbalances are rectified, and irritating symptoms get a chance to melt away on their own—all by your simply “switching on” a system that you were born with and that has been patiently waiting to serve you.” (4)

Maybe you don’t have a serious health concern, but you feel “off.” There’s something to be said for that. Symptoms like bloating, fatigue, itchiness, moodiness, sneezing, constipation, mental fog, nightmares and swelling may indicate that you are just slightly off balance, or that some type of disorder is about to surface. It’s important to stay ahead of this game, so that you don’t have to worry about reversing diseases later in life.

Toxicity isn’t recognized as a condition in modern medicine. And sadly, if you ask some doctors about it, they will call it quackery.

According to Dr. Junger, “Doctors who are skeptical about the value of detox programs such as Clean will argue that there is nothing in “the literature” to support it. What they mean is that when you search the medical database, you find no scientific studies or published research on such detox programs. Databases only contain what the editors decide to include, making them biased toward Western medical studies with Western protocols. The research game is biased before it begins. The cost of large-scale double-controlled placebo studies makes pharmaceutical companies the only ones that can afford to fund them. It’s not good for business to prove that vegetables and fruits can be the most powerful medicine.” (4)

We live in a modern world, with modern inventions and technology, but our planet is becoming more and more toxic. From the air we breathe, to the foods we eat, the water we shower in and even the clothes we put on our body, we are overexposing ourselves to harmful chemicals. Our bodies aren’t able to handle this overload, and so we become toxic, damaged and out of balance. “Our thinking and habits need to evolve or our bodies will die of dust while we hold a state-of-the-art vacuum cleaner in our hands.” – Alejandro Junger, M.D.

It’s time to start taking our lives into our own hands.

Live Whole and Be Free,

Melissa

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