Much, if not most, disease is caused by the accumulation of metabolic wastes, calcium deposits, uric acid, lactic acid, heavy metal deposits, and other toxic materials. The goals of herbal therapy are to remove this internal waste, strengthen and repair the organs so that the body can function normally again. Herbal therapy can be begun at any time, and in most cases, it is not too late -- even if medical doctors say that the problem is incurable or too serious. In fact, many people who try herbal therapy for the first time are those who have already failed conventional medical treatment or have been sent home to die. Fortunately, we are still able to get wonderful results with many of these people using the 28-Day Healing Program. To reverse a health issue, we must do at least 3 things:
Healing Reactions Versus Allergic Reactions:
healing reaction is usually easy to recognize.
Initially, symptoms begin to feel better. We feel better and have more energy. During this time, the body
is gathering vital energy. It is this energy that the body is going to use to cleanse and heal itself.
Enzyme systems are activated, including not just digestive enzymes, but the very important metabolic
enzymes, such as the P-450 enzyme system, the cytochrome oxidase system and glutathione. These enzymes are
responsible for dissolving any foreign substances in the body.
With this newfound strength and energy, the body then does what it needs to do in order to get disease out of the way. It's not always pretty or pleasant, but it is absolutely crucial for healing. The enzymes begin to dissolve, stones, calcium deposits, tumors, bile sludge and other wastes. Suddenly,we begin to feel badly again - or even worse than we did originally. This is a classic healing reaction, and it is wonderful! Finally we are able to get into a sick, diseased area that we couldn't reach before with weak, mass marketed products. If we don't stop, but keep on going, we will eventually get to the end of it and be healed once and for all.
On the other hand, it is not necessary to have severe healing reactions when we are usually able to reduce them through the use of intestinal cleansing formulas. This is why the first step in any herbal cleansing program is to cleanse the intestines. This makes way for more advanced herbal healing that might otherwise be very uncomfortable and filled with intense healing reactions. If taking an herbal formula or green nutritional formula, and unpleasant symptoms occur, it is most likely NOT an allergy, but a healing reaction. In this case, it is important to do the intestinal cleansing formulas more and/or reduce the dose of the formula that caused the problem so that the detoxification happens more slowly and is better tolerated.
I knew one lady who had a severe skin disease with multiple boils all over her body that appeared from time to time. She drank a spirulina smoothie at the health food store, and broke out in boils all over again. The spirulina was simply too strong for her to take at that particular time since she had not first begun with intestinal cleansing. Whenever the intestines contain large amounts of toxins, the body will try to rid itself of toxins in other ways besides through the colon. This usually ends up being a detoxification through the skin which can be very uncomfortable. This is avoidable if intestinal cleansing is done first. After a thorough intestinal cleansing, one should be able to handle strong detoxifying substances such as spirulina and other herbs without their causing any discomfort
In the case of severe or chronic disease, there may be multiple healing reactions or reactions that are more prolonged. In these cases, it is important NOT TO STOP in the middle of the cleansing process, otherwise, the healing benefits stop and the health issue never clears up. Most people grossly underestimate the amount of toxins in their bodies. They are impatient to get out of pain when they should be focused on cleansing away the toxins that are causing the pain. Any doctor can prescribe pain medication that relieves pain; however, pain relievers do not cure health issues, but merely force them deeper into the body while giving a false sense of security. Meanwhile, disease continues to worsen unless we have the courage to follow through on a program, experience some unpleasantness while the body is cleansing and readjusting itself. Toxins do not simply evaporate; they must come out of the body. We cannot expect it to be a walk in the park. However, when the cleansing process is completed, people finally regain their health, strength and vitality.
allergic reactions do occur. Some people are so allergic to
peanuts that they cannot even inhale the aroma of peanuts on an
airplane or they will have a severe allergic reaction. For
people who have a tendency toward severe allergies, it is best to
use small amounts of herbs when trying them for the first time,
and always cleanse the bowel first. It is said that people
who are allergic to ragweed should not have chamomile since they
are in the same plant family. However, I've been severely
allergic to ragweed my entire life, and I've consumed plenty of
chamomile without having an allergic reaction at all. On the
other hand, there is one case in the medical literature that describes
a woman with a ragweed allergy who consumed chamomile tea and had
an allergic reaction. So, individual reactions can vary and
caution still applies here.
Allergies in general are mostly due to internal toxicity that overloads the ability of the immune system to function properly. The adrenals are typically weak along with the kidneys, liver and the entire endocrine system. When these areas of the body are cleansed and nourished, allergic reactions usually greatly diminish or disappear. We have had one client who had severe anaphylactic reactions to vinegar. After completing one liver cleanse routine, he was no longer allergic to vinegar, and had no further anaphylactic reactions.
"Success seems to be largely a matter of
hanging on after others have let go"
- William Feather