Detox News /detoxnews Detox News - Detox Information Wed, 08 Feb 2017 22:54:37 +0000 en-US hourly 1 How to Detox Smokers Lungs (Video) /detoxnews/2017-01-23-how-to-detox-smokers-lungs-video.html /detoxnews/2017-01-23-how-to-detox-smokers-lungs-video.html#respond Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 How to detox smokers lungs:

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Anti-aging ‘Holy Basil’ herb supports natural detoxification /detoxnews/2017-01-21-anti-aging-holy-basil-herb-supports-natural-detoxification.html /detoxnews/2017-01-21-anti-aging-holy-basil-herb-supports-natural-detoxification.html#respond Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 Holy basil, also known as tulsi, Ocimum sanctum or Ocimum tenuiflorum, is a sacred plant to many Hindus, and is used in a wide variety of religious contexts. It is also an important herb in Ayurveda, or traditional Indian medicine. Although the plant has been used in Ayurveda for centuries, Western herbalists and scientists are only just beginning to understand the powerful benefits of this anti-aging, detoxifying herb.

In Ayurveda, holy basil is used to support immunity, aid detoxification, modulate stress and slow aging. In Western herbalism, the plant is known as an “adaptogen,” or a plant that increases the body’s resistance to a wide variety of environmental stressors, rather than having only a few specific effects (such as lowering blood pressure, for example).

Adaptogens are so named because they adapt their function to the needs of the body, thus helping maintain balance. (Learn more about natural medicine for preventing disease at

Soothing stress, slowing aging

According to Ayurveda, holy basil can be used to boost mood, stamina and endurance by filling the body with a calming energy. It can help speed up slowed digestion or free up suppressed emotions.

Studies suggest that some of holy basil’s benefits come from its ability to help the body regulate its levels of cortisol, which is sometimes called the “stress hormone.” Released during times of stress, cortisol activates many components of the sympathetic nervous system, also known as the “fight or flight” response. While this response is important in times of crisis, it is hard on the body over time, and cortisol has been linked to many of the negative health effects of chronic stress.

Holy basil’s effects on cortisol may partially explain its traditional use in Ayurveda to soothe emotional and digestive upset. Cortisol can also suppress the immune system, a condition holy basil is also used to treat.

The herb’s much-lauded anti-aging effects may come in part from its high antioxidant activity. Researchers believe that many of the effects of aging come from cell and DNA damage caused by chemicals known as free radicals; antioxidants help remove free radicals from the body.

Science beginning to explore effects

Holy basil’s antioxidant effects likely make it a powerful cancer preventive, as cancer is one of the many health conditions linked to free radical damage.

A 2007 study from the Journal of Medicinal Food further suggests that holy basil may also exhibit direct anticancer activity. In that study, cancer was induced in rats, who were then treated with varying doses of holy basil leaf extract. At concentrations of 300 mg per kg of body weight, the extract reduced cancer cell formation, oxidative damage to proteins and fats, and levels of enzymes responsible for producing further toxic effects in the body.

Another study, published in the Journal of Ethnopharmacology in 2008, found that holy basil might help reduce the effects of nerve degeneration (neuropathy), a common side effect of injury and many diseases, such as diabetes. Researchers severed sciatic nerves in the paws of rats, then treated them with holy basil extract for ten days. They found that over the course of the treatment, the nerve degeneration was reduced, and nerve sensitivity and motor control increased. Rats treated with holy basil extract also showed decreased oxidative stress and higher levels of calcium and glutathione. (RELATED: Learn about more natural remedies at

Holy basil may also be good for the skin, perhaps due to potent antimicrobial activity. A study published in the International Journal of Cosmetic Science in 2006 compared the effects of holy basil, sweet basil (Ocimum basilicum, the type commonly used in Western cooking), and hoary basil (Ocimum americanum) on bacteria believed to be the cause of acne. The researchers found that both holy basil and sweet basil showed significant antimicrobial effects.


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Top 7 Essential Oils For Detoxing And Cleansing (Video) /detoxnews/2016-12-19-top-7-essential-oils-for-detoxing-and-cleansing-video.html /detoxnews/2016-12-19-top-7-essential-oils-for-detoxing-and-cleansing-video.html#respond Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 Top 7 essential oils for detoxing and cleansing (with the Health Ranger):

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Tips for Dental Detoxing: A Holistic Approach /detoxnews/2016-10-19-tips-for-dental-detoxing-a-holistic-approach-2.html /detoxnews/2016-10-19-tips-for-dental-detoxing-a-holistic-approach-2.html#respond Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 When life hands you lemons, make lemonade, as the saying goes. In Dr. Idelle S. Brand’s case, it wasn’t lemons, but Lyme disease.

Article by Kati Vereshaka

When Dr. Brand was diagnosed in the 1990s, she had two young children and a dentistry practice. The Lyme disease gave her muscle atrophy, neuropathy, tremors, palpitations, and brain fog. Conventional doctors told her to consider going on a permanent disability pension.

“They said I was incurable and that I would never get well,” Dr. Brand said.

Her sense of hopelessness transformed when she decided to take matters into her own hands and find alternative ways to regain her health.

“Through my own research, before even the Internet was around, I was able to get past it by detoxing my body,” she said, adding that detoxing included removing some of the toxins from her teeth.

It worked, and Dr. Brand even wrote a book about her recovery: “My Secrets to Regaining Health.”

Dr. Brand runs The Brand Wellness Center in Midtown Manhattan and brings a unique and holistic approach to dentistry.

These patients have found that everything going on in their mouth is related to their whole body health.

 Aromatherapy and healing sound frequencies permeate the office. You can choose to hold special rocks that absorb stress during a dental procedure. A free meditative two-minute tune up will balance your energy field before you leave, and you get a chance to learn about how the organs and meridians relate to each one of your teeth through the Meridian Tooth Chart.

In addition to the many orthodox dentistry procedures, Dr. Brand’s standard exam includes a Chinese medicine-based tongue reading. She also routinely does saliva pH screenings, which can indicate underlying causes of tooth problems as well as general health problems.

Dr. Brand gets patients with chronic illnesses and no conventional medical cure. These patients have found that everything going on in their mouth is related to their whole body health.

“When you make that connection you can start turning around chronic illnesses,” Dr. Brand said.

She has been selected as a Top Dentist by the International Association of Dentists and has also been spotlighted in the renowned publication The Leading Physicians of the World.

Toxins in Teeth and Beyond

Mercury fillings, metal crowns, and some root canal fillings leach toxins that filter through to the rest of the body, Dr. Brand explained.

The effects of mercury vapor on the body are cumulative, and as the body gets older and the immune system naturally weakens, the effects of heavy-metal toxicity are compounded.

One of the most overlooked areas in conventional medicine and dentistry, according to Dr. Brand, pertains to the toxins in teeth and in the rest of the human body, toxins that are constantly taxing the whole body and contributing to autoimmune diseases.

“When you detox the body, you lower the toxic load on the immune system and the body can start functioning better. You can take all the vitamins in the world, and you can exercise until you’re sweating like crazy, but until you remove the poisons it’s going to be very difficult to get well,” Dr. Brand said.

Many people might look as if they have perfect teeth, but she warns that this is not indication of what lies beneath the surface.


Mercury-Free Versus Mercury-Safe

A mercury-free dentist is someone who will not use mercury fillings to restore cavities. A mercury-safe dentist, on the other hand, is someone who takes extra safety protocols while removing mercury fillings from patients.

For example, a mercury-safe dentist would make sure that while a mercury filling is being drilled out, there is no vapor that the patient and office staff are breathing in, and the patient doesn’t swallow any mercury pieces that break off during drilling.

How to Remove Toxins

In the case of mercury, the first step is to remove the mercury from the source and then from the rest of the body through proper nutrition.

Apart from safely removing mercury fillings, Dr. Brand advises making sure the dentist replaces them with white fillings that are fluoride and BPA (bis-phenol A) free so you’re not just replacing one toxin with another.

Some simple steps in detoxing the rest of the body, include these:
• Eat real, unprocessed, or minimally processed food.
• Eat chlorophyll-based foods such as green vegetables in their natural state, as well as juiced.
• Take a saltwater bath for 20 minutes, twice a week to help remove the heavy metals through the skin.
• Use fluoride-free toothpaste.
• Use fluoride-free infant formula.
• Filter your water if the source has been treated with fluoride.

Bad Breath

Bad breath can be caused by many things: It could be from medication that causes dry mouth, sinus problems, digestive problems, teeth and gum disease, or a combination of any of these problems.

Dr. Brand recommends a routine saliva pH screening for an indication of overall health.

Normal saliva should be at pH7, the neutral value. Lower values are more acidic, while higher indicate alkalinity.

“Very acidic saliva is an indication that there is inflammation in the body. If the pH is at 6 or below, that sets you up for all kinds of auto-immune diseases. If you’re too alkaline, 7.6 or 8, that’s an indicator of some sort of digestive issue,” Dr. Brand said, adding that pH level is directly linked to tooth decay.

She has noticed that people who eat a lot of grains tend to have more cavities and very thin teeth—because grains and nuts have phytic acid, which tends to demineralize the teeth and the bones. This is particularly noticeable in her patients who follow a macrobiotic diet.

Dr. Brand recommends some simple ways to care for overall health that will have a positive impact on the teeth if followed consistently:
• Visit your dentist twice a year.
• Brush everyday, twice a day.
• Floss after every meal to ensure there is no food between the teeth and under the gums. This prevents bacteria build up, as well as bad breath.
• Get a tongue reading.
• Practice oil-pulling once a day with coconut oil (which has been shown to have antibacterial, antifungal, and antiviral effects).
• Practice good nutrition, including fresh fruits and vegetables, green juices with antioxidants.
• Use sugar sparingly or try substitutes such as xylitol, stevia leaf extract (both recommended for diabetics with a low insulin response), and honey (has an antibacterial effect).
• Vegetarians and vegans who eat of lot of grains should soak, sprout, and ferment the grains because these methods have been shown to substantially reduce phytic acid.

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Live a little: learn how to detoxify your lymphatic system /detoxnews/2016-09-05-how-to-detoxify-your-lymphatic-system.html /detoxnews/2016-09-05-how-to-detoxify-your-lymphatic-system.html#respond Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 Most people don’t realize how many toxins and other unwanted materials they come into contact with each day. Fortunately, our bodies come equipped with their own systems of detoxification to protect us.

The lymphatic system is the body’s “clean-up crew,” in that it serves to remove toxins and debris from the bloodstream and is quite critical to the detoxification process. The lymphatic runs parallel to the cardiovascular system and is responsible for removing waste from every region and cell in the body.

Cells release their waste products into something known as “interstitial fluid.” The fluid is then filtered. About 90% of the interstitial fluid is returned into the blood stream, but around 10% will be removed by the lymphatic system — now making it “lymphatic fluid.” Interstitial fluid is also used to transport oxygen and nutrients to the cells from the bloodstream, so you can see why it is important for it to remain clean and debris-free.

Keeping your lymphatic system running smoothly is imperative to your overall health and wellness. After all, a blocked lymph vessel or an overloaded lymph node can’t do its job properly. Interstitial fluid can begin to build up in your tissues and the lymph nodes cannot filter properly.

The lymphatic system does not have a heart that beats to help push the fluid around the body, unfortunately. This means it is dependent on other things to help push lymphatic fluids through their vessels. Our muscles, diaphragms, and blood flow help to encourage the flow of lymphatic fluids. However, the lifestyle one chooses can also influence the health of the lymphatic system. A sedentary lifestyle, for example, reduces lymphatic flow by up to 94%.

In addition to increasing your activity level, it is also key to follow a healthy diet. Consuming fresh fruits and vegetables that are rich in antioxidants helps to support a healthy lymphatic system and overall health. It is also very important to drink plenty of fresh, filtered water.

There is also Manual Lymph Drainage Therapy, which has been pioneered by Dr. Vodder. Dr. Vodder’s therapy consists of a gentle, rhythmic technique to help enhance lymphatic flow around the body. The therapy is also said to help cleanse connective tissue, as well, which may help reduce pain, inflammation and edema.

Having a healthy, free-flowing lymphatic system is an essential part of overall wellness.



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