The 4 week detox programme

During the process of digestion, acids that help to break down and digest food are produced in various parts of the gut.
The body gets rid of some of these acids quickly via the lungs, but others, such as uric, phosphoric and sulphuric acid – generated during the breakdown of animal protein – are eliminated via the kidneys and take longer to pass out of the body. If excess acid is not eliminated fast enough it can upset the pH of the gut.
This causes digestive processes to be impaired and fats, sugars and proteins to be only partially broken down. As a result, food starts to putrefy in the gut which, in turn, causes the proliferation of unheathy micro-organisms.
The healthy bacterial environment of the gut becomes unbalanced and the toxins that result from putrefaction place a burden on the the liver, which rapidly becomes congested.
According to the late Dr Kousmine, a nutrition and cancer specialist, acids that are not eliminated from the body during the day are stored in extra-cellular fluid (known as mesenteric fluid) in the peritoneum. At night when the body is resting the acids are filtered and disposed of. Over a period of time, however, acids build up in the body’s tissues causing an accumulation of toxins and a condition known as chronic acidosis.
This can give rise to a variety of symptoms including fatigue, disturbed sleep, regurgitation, heartburn, lack of appetite or bulimia, diarrhoea or constipation, migraine, bad breath, cold perspiration, lowered resistance to infections, muscular pain, rheumatism, bronchitis and excessive mucus production resulting in chronic catarrh.
In the past 50 years, there has been a considerable increase in health problems such as heart disease, cancer and auto-immune or degenerative disorders such as rheumatoid arthritis. Rather than having mechanical, bacterial or viral causes, these illnesses are directly or indirectly linked to modern food processing and preserving methods and the excessive consumption of refined sugar, cereals, oils, meat, dairy and animal fat. The use of hormones, chemical fertilizers, antibiotics, insecticides, anti-fungal agents have also contributed to the build up of toxins in the body
A detoxification diet can facilitate the rapid and efficient elimination of toxins and improve both current and long-term health. The detoxification plan described here is a programme of diet and exercise that is complemented by herbal medicine and nutritional supplements. Although it is suitable for the majority of adults, it should not be followed by pregnant or breastfeeding women, children or elderly people. If you are on long-term medication, such as hormone replacement therapy (HRT), or drugs for hypertension or thyroid problems, you should continue to take it throughout the programme (consult your doctor if you are in any doubt about whether it is safe for you to follow a detox plan). Although the detox plan requires a few changes to your normal routine and some careful planning, it should be fairly easy for most people to implement.
Most people start to feel the benefits of detox about 10 days into the programme. It is also useful to be aware of some possible side effects. These vary depending on the stage of the programme but they tend to include mild headache, mood changes and energy fluctuations. If side effects do not abate after the first week, or you experience persistent or troublesome symptoms, consult your doctor.
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PJ Cousin M.B.Ac.C
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Pierre jean cousin is the owner and manager of Cure By nature, a well established London acupuncture and complementary practice in Replingham road, Southfields he also works as an acupuncturist and herbalist at the London Kensington Therapy Centre.



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