Ridding the Body of Toxins

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Sherrine
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   Posted 8/27/2008 11:35 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi, Everyone!  I had my massage today and I promised that I would ask my massage therapist how to rid the body of toxins.  This is what she told me.  She does have tons of experience and has taken every imaginable course on these things so I trust her implicitly.
 
Of course massages help rid the body of toxins but, if you can't do that, she said it is so important to drink a lot of water.  Eight glasses is the bare minimum.  This will help flush out toxins in the body.   
 
She said to never to body flushes or what they call colonics.  The chemicals used don't know the difference between toxins and the nutrients so it flushes everything out and she has seen people become very ill doing this sort of thing.  One of her customers nearly died doing this. 
 
So, the best bet is to drink water.  It's so good for you and it's inexpensive, too!  Got to go get another glass!
 
Sherrine
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breathofsighs1
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   Posted 8/27/2008 7:19 PM (GMT -7)   
Sherrine!
Thanks so much for that info. I am doing very well, because that is what I drink all day long. I finally weaned myself off of soft drinks and went back to what I drank since I was a kid. WATER! it really is the only thing to quench my thirst. AND I drink TAP water!  lol  How weird is that these days?  lol
again,
Thanks!
Breath
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NatDOC
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   Posted 8/27/2008 9:05 PM (GMT -7)   
If you are going to drink alot of water then 1) make sure you replace your minerals and 2) alkalize your body so the kidneys can remove the toxins better. Add a slice of lemon to your water. You can make your own lemonade by putting 2 lemons in the blender . Pour the contents of the blender into a sieve and allow to drain. Take the juice put it in the pitcher and add water and surgar. Your good to go.
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breathofsighs1
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   Posted 8/28/2008 5:53 AM (GMT -7)   

Hello Natdoc!

Thanks for the info. I am already on potassium replacements so I do try to every day eat foods that keep my minerals and electrolytes replaced. Matter of fact just got a call from my regular Doc yesterday that my last lab drawn on tuesday showed my K+ at only 2.9!  shocked So, needless to say I am a little scared. I think they have me on too much diurectics but my doc just doubled K+ up to 60 MEG everyday. So I fugure that if i am losing that much K+ then I am also losing a whole bunch of other highly needed things. AND, seeing how I had a couple of little ole Heart attacks and a couple of stents placed, I am very serious with all of this. I drink  my eight glasses of water every day and try to drink tomato juice etc...I also think that I might be a tad dehydrated now that I got that news yesterday. I still think my diurectics doses are too much. Thanks again,

Breath


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breathofsighs1
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   Posted 8/28/2008 5:56 AM (GMT -7)   
Natdoc.....btw...Welcome to this board. the people here are great and so understanding!
Breath
~~~~~~****There is no class distinction for those who love, only for those that hate. ...Told to me by my Great Grandmother Grace loepke...... R.I.P. Grandma.~~~~~~~****


NatDOC
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   Posted 8/28/2008 6:31 AM (GMT -7)   
As you know, much of food we eat is deficient in minerals. It is important to replac ethose minerals in liquid form. If your K+ is that low than you kidneys are under several stress and your kidneys will need all the support you can get. tongue
Naturaldoc


NatDOC
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   Posted 8/28/2008 6:32 AM (GMT -7)   
Sorry I meant to give a very big smiley face not a tongue.
Naturaldoc


breathofsighs1
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   Posted 8/28/2008 6:43 AM (GMT -7)   
LOL thats ok....I thought it was cute! Yeah I am worried that my kidneys and everything else is under too much stress from the diurectics. People dont realize what a heavy, serious drug they are and how dangerous they can be. again, thanks!
Breath
~~~~~~****There is no class distinction for those who love, only for those that hate. ...Told to me by my Great Grandmother Grace loepke...... R.I.P. Grandma.~~~~~~~****


Carnissa
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   Posted 8/28/2008 5:56 PM (GMT -7)   
i find that by doing a full cleans once in the fall and once in the spring helps a lot.. there are lots of great ones out there....it helps get rid of the excess that water cant get rid of and really helps with the ibs...

i also started eating activia yogurt with probiotics which are great for ibs i know a few people that said their ibs is alot better now

Sherrine
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   Posted 8/29/2008 8:35 AM (GMT -7)   

Breath, tea is a natural diuretic and is also high in potassium.  Also, potatoes are loaded with potassium, along with bananas.  You have to be careful about the potassium because if it's too low, you can have a heart attack.  At least that's what the hospital told me when my potassium was too low.

I was on diuretics and had to stop them and now I'm much, much better.

Sherrine


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breathofsighs1
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   Posted 8/29/2008 2:13 PM (GMT -7)   

Sherrine!

I have to admit I am scared to death with my potassium this low. Most docs would have admitted me, seeing how I have already had 2 heart attacks. The problem, as I see it, is that a newly graduated Nurse Practioner has been seeing me in between my visits with my regular doc and she is the one that has DRAMATICALLY increased my diuretic meds. Instaed of them lowering my diuretics,they just doubled my potassium meds (have to get it check again next Tuesday) ! This is too dangerous  and not a "lets wait and see" situation. I am not prone to hysteria, but after working as a nurse for almost 30 years and  at one time was a medication specialist,and with the symptons I am now showing (some chest pain (relieved with nitro so far), nausea getting worse,breaking out in sweats occasionally) I just have a very bad feeling about this. So, Please everyone keep me in your thoughts. I have been on the doubled doses of potassium now since late wednesday afternoon.If I am not better by tomorrow I think I am going to have to take myself to the E.R. I hate going to the ER! ABSOLUTELY HATE IT! Thanks again for your post Sherrine!

Breath


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mamanan
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   Posted 8/29/2008 3:05 PM (GMT -7)   
thanks for the info Sherrine! It's a good reminder to get myself back on water. I was, when I was tryign to lose the weight, but now I'm back to drinking pop at work, when I drink at all.
in the land of Limbo, taking OTC meds only.
Don't know what's wrong, can't fix it, doctors are so sloooow!!!


Sherrine
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   Posted 8/29/2008 3:28 PM (GMT -7)   
Breath, I was on blood pressure meds and diuretics for quite a few years.  I slowly lost weight.  Because of the weight loss, I think my blood pressure went down.  The combination of diuretics and blood pressure meds made my blood pressure go to 64/30!  They didn't even know how I was walking.  I was hospitalized 5 times in a two month period for partial bowel obstructions.  I would get dizzy, etc.  I, myself, took myself off the two medications and then called my doctor and told him I needed to see him.  When I went, my blood pressure was perfect...with no diuretics and no blood pressure meds!  I haven't had a partial bowel obstruction since.  He thinks that my blood pressure got so low that everything was slowing down in my body, hence the partial bowel obstructions.
 
I only take what I absolutely have to take.  I would definitely talk to a doctor about the amount of diuretics you are taking.  You are losing a lot of nutrients that way...probably potassium, too.  Let us know how you are doing.
 
Sherrine
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breathofsighs1
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   Posted 8/29/2008 4:37 PM (GMT -7)   
Sherrine,
My constipation has NEVER been this bad before,I am wondering if having this dangerously low potassium level could cause a bowel obstruction? so evidently, I also am dehyrated from losing all the fluids thru my urine (I have even been taking stool softners everyday since Tuesday due to the discomfort from the constipation and when I try to go or my stomach starts cramping I almost pass out.)Sometimes from straining too hard or maybe this is a vagal nerve repsonse from it. Taking a laxative right now is out of the question because it would drop my K+ (potassium) even lower and also make me even more dehydrated.  All I know is that my system is so messed up right now.I have lost water weight and alot of excess fluid from the diurectics ,which I needed,One thing I truly am enjoying tho from all this fluid loss is my abdomen has gone down so much! Even as a nurse i just didnt realize how much excess fluid a person can hold ALL OVER THEIR body! I know i can breathe better and I can actually bend over.  but too much of a good thing is not always a good idea. But as far as the title of this thread, I have no doubt that right now I have flushed a lot of toxins out of my body and down the toilet! So sorry, AGAIN, for the long posts everyone.  Thanks again, Sherrine
Breath
~~~~~~****There is no class distinction for those who love, only for those that hate. ...Told to me by my Great Grandmother Grace loepke...... R.I.P. Grandma.~~~~~~~****


Sherrine
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   Posted 8/29/2008 5:16 PM (GMT -7)   
Check your blood pressure, Breath.  I'm not a doctor but I think you are losing too much fluid.  You know the vast majority of  your body is made up of fluid and you are draining yourself.  You need to have some fluid in order for organs to work properly.  You know that.  You are a nurse.  this could very well be why you are so constipated!  I have an ostomy so it was even a worse problem for me.  But, when I would go to the hospital, they would give me morphine for pain and something for nausea and they didn't give me any of my medication.  They only gave me insulin shots because I'm diabetic and take pills for it.  I would get better and start to feel strong again, since they were giving me a lot of IV.  Then, when I would go home they would tell me to start my medications up again.  Within a few days the problem was back!  I wasn't even eating because I didn't want to end up in the hospital again.  This went on for nearly 2 months.  I'm the one that figured this out!!!  Since I stopped all diuretics and blood pressure meds, I have been fine.
 
You are a different case.  Diuretics do help lower blood pressure and maybe you need some but I sure don't think they should be upping it like that!  Also, I do think you could be losing potassium through your urine.  It shouldn't be that low.  I'm just going on my experiences in life.  Please get things checked out.  We want  you to stay as healthy as possible. 
 
The only time I will see a nurse practitioner is if I have a cold.  Period!  With my more major problems, I will only see a doctor.
 
Sherrine
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Fibromyalgia, Crohn's Disease, Ostomy, Diabetes, Autoimmune Inner Ear Disease, Osteoporosis
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
God does not give us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.    2 Timothy 1:7

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