We will be able to develop a strategy for assessing chronic toxicity. Develop strategies to minimize toxic exposure, increase mobilization, biotransformation and excretion of toxins. We will also talk about implementing a foundational detoxification programs and other topics so stay tuned and enjoy this presentation brought ton you bu Dr. Alex Jimenez.
AGING – There is no such thing as being too old to fast–it is exactly what the body needs to feel young again. Shorter fasts are recommended to start. Assess your physical state as you proceed. If juice fasting becomes too intense, bananas and avocados will lessen the intensity by slowing the cleansing.
Cleanses also promise quick weight loss. Well, yes: restricting your intake to a funky concoction of juice and spices, or only pulverized vegetables, for 10 days will lead to temporary weight loss. It’s simple math — and simply unsustainable. And it’s not nutritious. By completely ignoring several food groups, you’ll be depriving your body of many essential nutrients. (Well, some cleanse adherents say, “take a supplement while you’re on this cleanse to ensure nutrient balance.” What? If you’re cleansing your body, why would you take a PILL ?) You’ll also be starving yourself, which results in your body SLOWING down its metabolism — the last thing you want to do if you’re trying to lose weight. When people come off a cleanse, which they always do, and resume a normal American diet, which they almost always do, most gain back all the weight they lost — and then some. Finally, if you’re devoid of calories and low on energy during a cleanse, how do you exercise?
BLACKOUTS – During fasting the body conserves energy. The heart pumps slower and blood pressure lowers. The blood is also thicker due to toxins. Standing or moving quickly from a resting position will cause the blood to flow to the legs. For a few seconds, the brain may not get enough oxygen, causing blackouts and dizziness. To stop a blackout get down on one knee or sit. Lowering your center of gravity will instantly stop a blackout. Blackouts are more frequent during water fasting.
There are toxins all around us. GMO’s in our foods, plastic water bottles, synthetic hormones, beauty products. Literally everywhere, so our liver is working working working. Our liver is very smart and if it is starting to fill up it prioritizes in our body the things it needs to filter and hold on to, and the things that are not detrimental to survival to leave in our bloodstream. What happens most often is that the harsh chemicals we consume or breathe in are taken into the liver to be filtered, and the excess hormones we use, or eat, ect. are left in the blood stream. This being because excess estrogen isn’t going to kill us, it will just give us symptoms. So, it just floats around in your bloodstream, piling up.
Specific Health Conditions and Fasting Advice.
COLD VIRUS – Is a cold virus what we have been led to believe or is it actully a symptom of the body eliminating toxins. Please refer to the article Flu Symptoms or Cleansing Reactions? In any case try to drink more water and rest, because once your body is free of toxins, you will not get the ‘flu’.