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   Posted 3/3/2009 2:47 PM (GMT -6)   
Should you detox if you drink a lot of water and also move your bowels on a daily basis?
And if yes could you post some of the best detox methods?
Thanks : )

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   Posted 3/3/2009 3:32 PM (GMT -6)   
I have been drinking a lot of green and white tea everyday. Everything that goes into my mouth is natural. No artifical sweeteners or flavors. No preservatives.

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   Posted 3/3/2009 3:47 PM (GMT -6)   
But how do you detox??

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   Posted 3/3/2009 3:50 PM (GMT -6)   
Sweat!! Try to get yourself into a sauna. Its magical. (:

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   Posted 3/3/2009 3:56 PM (GMT -6)   
what if I sweat by exercising is that good?

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   Posted 3/3/2009 5:48 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Ria,
What everyone stated is excellent!  Sweating is really good because it releases toxins.   If  you are able to exercise, even better!  You are getting oxygen into your blood stream which naturally kills lyme spirochetes.   A while back I posted detoxing instructions in the Newbie Section but I changed it a little bit.  Hope this helps! 

Detoxing Instructions:


Natural Fiber Brush (for dry skin brushing to open up all the pores of the body)
Epsom Salts
Hydrogen Peroxide (bottles of them)
Baking Soda
Mustard Powder
Cayenne Pepper
Supplements (My own personal favorite is called Green Vibrance ~ can be bought at the Vitamin Shoppe).
1.  Detox Bath:  Put the thermometer in the water to make sure the temperature is around 98 degrees or body temperature, not hotter.  (You do not want HOT water as that can make you feel worse).  Today I use hotter water because my body is really used to these baths.
As the water is running, add 4 cups of Epsom Salts and entire bottle of Hydrogen Peroxide (32 oz., food grade is 3%), supermarket brand.  And no, it doesn't turn my hair funny colors!  Epsom Salts contain magnesium which most people do not have enough of.  Not sure about the Sea Salts though I use those too.
All these ingredients get absorbed through one's pores.
Your skin is the largest living organ!!
Before getting into the bath, you will need a Natural Fiber Brush and do a "dry skin brushing" to unclog your pores always brushing toward your heart, don't forget to brush the soles of your feet too! 
The Epsom Salts help draw out the toxins and at the same time the magnesium absorbs into your bloodstream, most people do not have enough magnesium.   The Hydrogen Peroxide adds oxygen into your bloodstream which lyme spirochetes hate.  Try to stay in the bath a minimum of 20 to 30 minutes, the longer, the better.   ***** Remember, one bath won't accomplish anything ******  Must be done daily or slowly build up to it.
Most people feel "worse" during the first week of detox baths and eventually feel better since it is a cumulative effect.
2.  Foot Bath:  There are so many "recipes" for foot baths, you can have fun with them and I do them when I am sitting at my computer or knitting on my couch relaxing.   The benefits of foot baths is twofold:  ridding your body of toxins and raising your core body temperature (a cold body is a very sick body).
***The Soles of the Feet have the most pores compared to any other part of the body (about 2000 pores per foot)*** 
Do this 2 to 3 times a day or more if you can for at least 30 minutes.  Make sure you have a good book as it's boring.
Recipe #1:  Mustard/Pepper Bath:  Mix "HOT" water in a basin with Dry Mustard Powder (1 tablespoon) and Cayenne Pepper (1 teaspoon) and soak for at least 30 minutes just enough water to cover the bottoms of your feet.
Recipe #2:  1 cup of Epsom Salts and 1/2 cup of Hydrogen Peroxide.  First brush the soles of your feet before putting them into a basin filled with Hot water with the other ingredients and soak for 30 minutes.
3.  Dry Skin Brush:  Once again, a natural fiber brush (can be found at any drug store), brush your entire body toward your heart.  Purpose: Getting rid of dead skin that are clogging your pores and keeping toxins inside.
4.  Internal Cleansing:   Paragone is a good product to get rid of parasites that come from drinking tap water, eating red meat, raw fish, and processed foods.  I also like "living clay" or bentonite clay to drink internally but please read the instructions as it must be taken on an empty stomach.  It is a fantastic binder of toxins and heavy metals and your body will not only eliminate them but also rid your body of parasites as well.  I also take Aloe Master.   For the past 6 months I added D.E. to my Green Vibrance shake for my bones since I am going through peri-menopause.  
D.E. is Diatomaceous Earth (fine fossil shell flour)
NOTE:  People on antibiotics should NOT drink any type of clay. 
5.  Building Immune System:  I mix a tablespoon of Green Vibrance Powder (contains billions of probiotics), costs about $65.00 for the large jar but well worth every penny because of all the ingredients. I also take extra Vitamin C,  B Complex, Omega-3 capsules, flax-seed. 
When a person is sick with any illness it robs the body of these much-needed nutrients.
When a person's immune system gets stronger, their body is more capable of fighting off bad bacteria and viruses on their own.  Yes, lyme disease can cause viruses in some cases.
6.  Diet:  Avoid all sugar, alcohol, breads, carbs as they convert into sugar, try to eat healthy and avoid acidic foods (soda - any type is the worse thing a person could put into their body), very acidic.  Drink as much filtered water as possible with fresh lemons (at least 6 glasses a day).   I don't believe in bottled water, they say it's really tap water, I personally like the Brita Water Filter Canister. 
7.  Stress:  Stress is detrimental to anyone's health and to try to eliminate as much stresses from your life can only benefit you.  Of course there are stresses one can not avoid but one can learn how to deal with it in a healthier fashion, having a stressful day?  Learn deep breathing exercises, watch a funny movie.
Good book to buy for stress is 60-Second ****zu: The Natural Way to Energize, Erase Pain, and Conquer Tension in One Minute (Paperback) by Eva Shaw
8.  When you feel strong enough, try to start exercising even if it is only yoga as stretching is so good for you and also relaxing.  There is meditation if you can't exercise.   As you build up your immune system you will get strong enough to do whatever exercise of you like.
Purpose:  you are getting oxygen into your bloodstream and lyme bacteria hate oxygen!  Plus the extra benefits of exercise is it makes you feel good mentally because it naturally raises your serotonin levels and helps with depression.
9.  If you can afford so, find a licensed Lymphatic Drainage Therapist, LDT is another fantastic way to rid your body of toxins.
If you can start doing some of these things, your body will love you for it and you will start feeling so good!  
10.  Positive thinking -  It takes training of the mind but if one really wants to do it, you can.  We all have choices on how we view life, I love the quote about attitudes by Charles Swindoll.
What this does for Lyme:  the answer is by detoxing you are ridding your body of the toxins and ammonia that lyme bacteria cause.  By building up your immune system, your body can start killing off the bacteria on it's own. 
detox foot pads
sauna (if you have access to one)
liver/gallbladder cleanse
coffee enema
lymph drainage
organic body products
water testing
parasite cleanse (paragone) or maybe they came out with some new products
candida cleanse
essential oils for detoxification
magnet therapy for electromagnetic stress

Detoxifying is much like exercising, you need to do it regularly and in consistent doses in order to get results. You won't get miracle results from one-time use.

It's all about the Immune System mixed with a large dose of Positive Thinking and Daily Detoxing
This song is about my years with chronic lyme since 1995 and being in remission for over 3 years:

Post Edited (Deejavu) : 3/3/2009 4:28:44 PM (GMT-7)

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   Posted 3/3/2009 9:36 PM (GMT -6)   

Hi ria123.  There is a lot of good advice here.

Exercise is very beneficial in many ways, including it increases oxygen and body temperature which the bacteria do not like.  Dr. B. states that you cannot get well without it.  I believe this is true, but at the same time you need to listen to your body and not overdo.

Besides the other recommendations, there are various supplements that are helpful for detox such as Milk Thistle, Chitosan, and Parsley drops.

In addition to exercising, eating healthy food, avoiding processed carbs, drinking a lot of water, and getting enough rest will help strengthen your immune system which will help with recovery.


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   Posted 3/4/2009 10:07 AM (GMT -6)   
Deejavu Thank you so very much for all that helpful information. I have copied it down and will start to use it ASAP. Thank you again.

Ticker and stutterbug
Thanks also.
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