Detoxify Your Brain

Get those toxins out of your brain and body! One of the best ways to prevent brain decline is to detoxify your body. Your brain has its own lymph system called Glymphatic, which shrinks at night to help detoxify your brain. Make sure to get enough sleep to support this function. If toxins remain in your body for years, they can certainly get lodged in the brain. Think of mercury dental fillings, a neurotoxin that can off gas in your mouth, or aluminum from cookware. These heavy metals are damaging, especially in the long term.

Brain decline can lead to dementia, Alzheimers, loss of memory, and a host of other symptoms which could make life miserable. Mental symptoms include Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), depression, anxiety, fog, worry, anger, fear, ADD & OCD. Physical symptoms of a brain or nervous system deficiency include chronic PAIN, inflammation, loss of smell, numbness, tingling, twitches, spasms, cramps, tremors, neuropathy, shortness of breath, sweats, & seizures.

Toxins include bugs (bacteria, virus, fungal, parasites), chemicals (pesticides, herbicides, GMOs), heavy metals, vaccines, EMFs (electro-magnetic fields such as from cellular, wifi, electrical), protein toxins (from undigested gluten, dairy or soy), and high stress. Of course brain injuries such as concussion can cause scarring and alter the cranial structure of the brain. I myself lost hearing in one ear after a series of head injuries.

All these toxins can be slowly drained from the brain! I use nutrients and supplements to do this. Greens  such as cilantro, chlorella, or barley grass; enzymes such as bromelain, protease, pancreatin 4x, 8x, 10x; herbs such as collinsonia, astragalus, radish, turmeric, boswellia, and other bitters. Homeopathy works great to support detoxification. In my practice I test to see which nutrients each person needs; no one would need all the above, just maybe a few.

Fundamental nutrition for the brain includes regular protein, hydration, electrolyte or mineral balance and healthy fatty acids as the brain is 60% fat. Exercise is crucial, especially aerobic or high intensity interval training so as to fully oxygenate the brain. The brain also needs stimulation such as learning new things, creativity, hand writing, etc. The gut/brain connection is crucial, since 70% of the neurotransmitter Serotonin is produced in the gastro intestinal tract. Thus it is especially important to have a clean healthy diet.

There is also an important connection between the brain and hormones: menopausal women often suffer poor memory, brain fog, insomnia, and other disabling symptoms. If you are experiencing other symptoms of hormonal imbalance, such as fatigue, get help now, don’t wait.

After 20 years in holistic practice, I have recently learned how to energetically test for toxins in the brain, via muscle response testing or applied kinesiology, using the Morphogenic Field Technique. I have a new test kit for the brain, as well as bugs and toxins. My system is always individualized, as no two people are alike. The best time to prevent brain decline is NOW; it’s never too early.

Boost Your Immunity

Your immune system is a central command post that monitors the body’s health.  With the thymus as the immune “brain” and the spleen as the workhorse, specialized chemicals and a variety of cells seek out and neutralize toxins, microorganisms, allergens, and cellular wastes.  Lymphatic channels and nodes filter out and destroy debris.  Chronic immune imbalance can lead to autoimmune problems, implicated in thyroid disease, arthritis, diabetes and a host of other chronic conditions.

It is always best to keep your immunity and resistance to disease strong with healthy diet, exercise and appropriate supplements such as herb and mushrooms. However, bacteria and viruses thrive on acidity, intestinal toxins, congested lymphatics and irritated mucus membranes.  While it is important to eat a healthy diet, we all need nutrient support at times.  Cold and flu symptoms, such as fever, sore throat, cough, swollen glands, fatigue, and nasal congestion, can make life miserable and put us “under the weather” for days or weeks.  Prevent colds & flu, or cut them short by supporting your immune system with proper nutritional supplements.  If you have worked with me, or have come to one of my lectures, you know that systemic enzymes are crucial for detoxification and improving your immune system.

While traditional medicine may advocate vaccines, alternative medicine recognizes the need to strengthen the terrain (immune system and host resistance) so we are less susceptible to illness and pathogens.

Diet recommendations in include eating alkaline foods such as green vegetables, non-acidic fruits, minimizing sugar, alcohol, meat, GMOs; dairy, gluten, soy and peanuts.

Most of the time our bodies are too acidic from the Standard American Diet. Lifestyle techniques to reduce acidity or alkalize the body include deep breathing, rebound or trampoline to stimulate lymph glands, alternate hot/cold baths, dry brush, and reducing chronic stress. Any exercise is beneficial for the lymph system.

Detox, Cleanse & Purify

We are continually exposed to external toxins such as pollutants, pesticides, drugs, alcohol, chemicals, heavy metals, and even cosmetics. Internally our bodies produce waste byproducts such as ammonia, carbon dioxide & free radicals as a result of normal metabolic function. Our bodies are designed to rid itself of toxins naturally, but can become overburdened.

Toxicity can contribute to a wide range of symptoms and conditions: joint or muscle pain, digestive & gastrointestinal problems, fatigue, headaches, food cravings, skin problems, irritability, weight gain, brain fog, & insomnia to name a few. Detoxification is important because your body won’t heal properly if it is too toxic!

Of course healthy diet such as plant-based, organic & alkaline foods with lots of green veggies is the best way to go, but consider giving your body a break from digestion with a cleanse.  If you can’t go on a retreat ( at Harbin Hot Springs June 27) consider a 21 day Purification Program (Standard Process) or even a 10 day cleanse (Purium).