Food as Medicine: Allergy & Detox

Posted on Apr 9, 2010 in Health Tips | 0 comments

Food as Medicine: Allergy & Detox

I found it interesting last week when someone stated with a sort of question that they thought that once a person had allergies, that they would always have them.  I hadn’t thought that one was ‘doomed’ so-to-speak with this for the rest of one’s life.  Just like any other ‘dis-ease’ process that our bodies go through, I feel that it is purely a barometer for where we are with our health and where we are in our lives.  I’m taking this ‘allergy season’ as a challenge to meet.  What I am focusing on right now is cleaning out my liver and building up my  kidneys (I’ll talk about kidneys next week).

Think of your liver as a big sieve (the one kids play with in the sand to get all of the big rocks out).  Its’ job is to filter all of the chemicals from drugs and pesticides, hormones, and anything else that your body can’t use from the blood.  Over a period of time, the liver fills up with all of the ‘junk’ that our bodies can’t process and then the blood becomes thicker and ‘hotter’, as they say in Chinese Medicine.  When this happens, inflammation starts to increase in our bodies and we feel increased pain, skin conditions form, and we tend to react to foreign bodies much more easily.

It’s important to clean the liver out periodically to ensure optimum function.  There are several ways to do this.  Here are a few that have proven very helpful:

  • 8 oz. room temperature water first thing in the morning
  • 4 oz. cold, plain yogi tea first thing in the morning
  • 1 qt. water blended with one lemon, blended with pinch of cloves and real maple syrup (you can do this everyday)
  • Beets and carrots steamed
  • Daikon or radishes
  • Liver flush (email me if you ‘d like this recipe)
  • Mediclear powder (we have this at the office and is extremely helpful for many conditions)

My Challenge to You:

If you are dealing with a health condition, try an easy liver flush like water or Yogi Tea first thing in the morning and eating beets and carrots.  This is an easy and gentle way to start detoxifying.

If you have a serious health condition, please, always consult your health care professional before trying anything new.

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