When you have read my article about Diet and Fitness, you know what Natural Hygiene means. The underlying basis of Natural Hygiene is that the body is self-cleansing, self-healing and self-maintaining. It is based on the idea that all the healing power of the universe is in the human body; that nature is always correct and cannot be improved upon. |
When we talk about detox your body, we have to take note of the three Natural Body Cycles
These cycles are based on rather obvious functions of the human body. On a daily basis we take in food (appropriation), we absorb and use some of that food, (assimilation), and we get rid of what we don't use (elimination).
Although each of these three functions is always going on to some extent, each is more intense during certain hours of the day.
1) Noon to 8 P.M.
Appropriation (eating and digestion) 2) 8 P.M. To 4 A.M.
Assimilation ( absorption and use) 3) 4 A.M. To noon
Elimination ( of body wastes and food debris)
Our body cycles can become apparent to us if we simply witness our bodies in action. Obviously, during the hours we are awake we eat (appropriate), and if we put off eating, our hunger tends to increase as the day progresses. When we are sleeping and the body has no other noticeable work to do, it is assimilating what was taken in during the day. When we awaken in the morning, we have what is called "morning breath", because our bodies are in the midst of eliminating of that which was not used - body wastes.
Physiologically our bodies want to eat early in the evening so that at least three hours can pass which is the time needed for food to leave the stomach and the assimilation cycle can start on time.
The reason that 62% of the people in America are overweight is that our traditional eating habits have consistently violated the all-important elimination cycle. In other words, we have been taking food in (at a record pace!), and we have been using what we need from that food, but we have NOT been getting rid of what we can't use. Far more time is spent appropriating than eliminating. So the secret of loosing weight is to get rid of the toxic wastes and excesses we cary around.
Metabolic Imbalance. Natural Hygiene use the word "Toxamia" what modern science now calls Metabolic Imbalance. The human body is finely designed to stay in balance in terms of tissue building up (anabolism) and tissue breaking down (catabolism). An excess of one over the other is called "metabolic imbalance".
By keeping your system toxin-free, you significantly increase your change of having a comfortable body weight, because excesses of toxins in the body are the fore runners of obesity.
Your body is building toxamia daily in two ways: Through the normal process of metabolism and by residue left over from the foods which are not efficiently utilized.
As far as your weight concerned, common sense will tell you that if more of this toxic waste is built than is eliminated, there is going to be a build up of the excess. That translate in overweight. To make things worse, toxins are of an acid nature. When there is an acid build up in the body, the system retains water to neutralize it, adding even more weight and bloat.
So how do we maintain metabolic balance and accomplish the removal of toxic waste from the system while still enjoying our food? There are three easy to follow principles or tools, that can assist you in doing just that. The first of these tools to help you realize your goal of permanent weight loss is.
The principle of High-water-content Food
Water is important for our survival, and so is food and air. What do we mean when we talk about high-water-content food? Our earth we are living on contains 70 procent water for survival. And so does our bodies. May be you find this hard to believe, but it's a fact. When you consider those two facts, wouldn't it make sense that to maintain a body that is always in top condition, you must consume a diet that also contains 70 procent water?
If your body is 70 procent water, so where does it get that water from if you don't replenish it on a regular basis? From the moment you are born until the last breath you take, your body is craving this essential of life. This is besides drinking water, that's another subject. Drinking water does not bring the results I'm talking about. When we talk about high-water-content food, there are only two types of food that have that high water content: they are fruits and vegetables. They should predominate in our diet.
Besides carrying nutrients into the body, water performs the essential function of cleansing the body of toxic wastes.
All three of our body cycles function with the greatest ease when supplied with the water in fruits and vegetables on a regular basis.
If you want to be vibrantly and vigorously alive, in the best possible shape, you have to eat food that's alive.
The importance of proper food combining has been proved as a result of intense research over the last 100 years. Food combining teaches us that the human body is not designed to digest more than one concentrated food in the stomach at the same time. Any food that is not a fruit or a vegetable is concentrated.
The principle of correct food combining is based on 11 different food groups and associated individual foods. You can get a food combining chart from "Laugh with Health" from the Internet.
Another important thing to keep in mind is that drinking any liquid during a meal will upset the natural digestive process of the juices in the stomach. You should not drink within an hour before a meal or within two hours after a meal.
Most people like fruit but don't know how and when to eat it. The correct consumption of fruit is closely associated with proper food combining. Fruit is, without doubt, the most beneficial, energy giving, food you can eat.
Fruit has the highest water content of any food. Fruit requires less energy to be digested than any other food, in fact, almost none.Fruit is glucose in the body. Fruit does not digest in the stomach. It is essential to eat it on an empty stomach and you should never eat it with or immediately following anything else. This is also very important. Fruit is the most important food that you can eat.
How long do you have to wait before you can eat fruit, depends on the type of food. After a salad or raw vegetables you have to wait 2 hours. After a properly combined meal without meat - 3 hours After a properly combined meal with meat - 4 hours After any improperly combined meal
- 8 hours
From the time you wake up in the morning till noon, eat ONLY fresh fruit and fruit juice. When you eat fresh fruit on an empty stomach, it has only a positive effect, it accelerates weight loss.
The detoxification of your body should be your primary goal. Although it is sometimes not the most pleasant phase of creating an environment for weight loss, it is necessary. If detoxification is too fast it can create discomfort.
The building up of toxic waste in your body may have taken twenty up to fifty years, or more, so detoxification is not something that is achieved overnight. It is absolutely essential for your system to be cleaned so that energy comes free to be used to reduce weight. As long there is toxic waste in your system, much of your energy will be used to eliminate it. The success of any weight loss program depends on your system being cleaned. Detoxification is cleansing, which is the key to it all.
The possible degree of discomfort depends on how toxic your system is. People with a high level of toxicity or have taken drugs, on a regular basis, are more likely to experience some temporary discomfort than those who are less toxic. The elimination of toxic wastes can be uncomfortable. It's important for a person's diet to be such that cleansing can take place, but not at breakneck speed.
The most frequent possible discomfort is bloating of the system, as the application of the principle of eating fruit on an empty stomach till 12 AM can stir up toxic wastes, creating gas and bloat. Generally, this bloating passes within forty-eight hours.
The cleansing process of fruit washes impacted fecal matter from the intestinal walls and flushes it out of the system in the form of loose stools. You may also experience nausea as the toxins in your system are stirred up.
The total elimination of all toxicity from your body can take months or years, but within days you will lose weight and feel enormously more energetic and vibrant. The ongoing elimination usually continues without any outward signs or discomforts.
The increase of fruits and vegetables in your diet can decrease the risk of cancer and heart disease. Antioxidants in fruits and vegetables not only neutralize free radicals, but also increase your resistance to all kinds of toxins.
Sugar's quick absorption into your blood stream causes an excess insulin burst from the pancreas. On reaching your liver, excess insulin,which is toxic, is converted to neutral triglycerides, which are the type of fats that are stored in all your adipose cells. Eat complex carbohydrates instead of sugar.
Alu is a toxic metal and causes multiple forms of brain damage and is strongly linked with Alzheimer's disease. Eliminate it from your life in water cooking, utensils, antacids and personal care products, like anti-perspirants and shampoos. There are other toxic metals, Alu is just one of them.
Give your body a change to function it its highest possible level.unimpeded by toxic waste and overweight. Your body wants to shine, it does not want to be overweight. It wants to have the shape you know it can have. All you have to do is make it easy for the natural processes to work properly, and you can start to enjoy the body you can be proud of.
You can eat well and enjoy your food. Avoid of putting yourself through those self-depriving two or four weeks ordeals that bring you nothing but frustration and temporary results. You now have a realistic, lifelong approach that you can live with - naturally!
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