INFINITE GRATITUDE TO YOU!
The world we live in now is changing rapidly. The normal state of affairs is not the static and stationary that we sometimes view our lives to be, but of flux and flow. The sayings of Heraclitus remind us of this process: “Nothing endures but change,” “There is nothing permanent except change,” “All is flux, nothing stays still.”Civilizations manifest change, movement, paradoxes, ambiguities, and contradictions. Society can not afford to stagnate, otherwise it will collapse. A living society requires a continual movement of energy and adaptation.
The world we inhabit now was never meant to be our destination or to serve as a permanent state, simply because it is not sustainable. The last 150 years especially have been an accelerating ride fueled by an over-reliance upon constant growth and exploitation that could never be sustainable in the long run. The reason why human society has (relatively speaking) come so far so fast is that we’ve had an unprecedented spurt of growth that we’ve exploited to the max.
Like a rocket ship that burns its booster fuel to get it into orbit, our societies (especially those that developed out of the western Industrial Revolution) have been burning the booster fuel these past 150 years to get us where we are. We are now in global orbit — yet there’s precious little fuel left. Or rather, fuel of the same type and source. However, another point largely overlooked is that the view from orbit is vastly different than it is from the ground. We can see more of the bigger picture. The view from orbit has a deep effect on our perceptions — it shifts us from a place of limited ground-based perception to a place of extended perception. Yet we first need to accept we are in orbit — in a new “space” — before the new perceptions can begin to kick in and alter the way we look at things.
A major issue we face is that humanity, in general, is so conditioned that many want to bring back a certain status quo, even after it has vanished. Change is occurring faster than our textbooks can keep up, even faster than what is taught in our education systems. We can never go back from this point onwards as there is no world to go back to. It no longer exists — it has been transformed whilst we have been living in it. Just as fish that swim in the river, the water is never the same as it is continually flowing. No fish ever swims in the same spot of water twice, unless it is within either contained or stagnant water.
A key factor during the next couple of decades is that three generations of people will be sharing an activated awareness of the emerging perceptual shift. The teenagers and young people who were around during the Harmonic Convergence of 1987, who heard of it and maybe even followed its happening, were some of the first wave to tune into the shift of the new energies. Their parents, who were the war generation, have largely been unable to recalibrate for the energetic change. The “Harmonic Convergence” generation, who were perhaps 15-30 at the time, will now be in the 40-55 age bracket. Many of these will have already begun families and thus seeded a new generation, who may be somewhere in the 15-30 age bracket (if we take 25 as the average age for beginning a family). At present this second generation is the most “consciously aware” of the perceptual and energetic change now occurring since they were already born into a planet with a different energetic signature. Thus, they arrived already “hard-wired” for the change. Over the next couple of decades this aware generation will seed the third generation, who will become even greater agents of change as they will all arrive with a completely different range of consciousness, entirely suited to the new energies of the 21st century. Therefore, by 2030, the three generations will look something like this:
• First Generation: 58-73
• Second Generation: 33-48
• Third Generation: 8-23
The third generation will usher in a new society that will emerge from the ashes of the present one, and it will seem equally incomprehensible and unacceptable to the older generation as well as to the people who are today the younger generation. That is why I term this new generation the Phoenix Generation as they will rise from the ashes of our old social systems. Many of today’s youth, fragmented into delinquents and forward-thinking progressives, will appear largely ineffectual just as the old system now crumbling appears to us to be hierarchical, hypocritical, and stultifying. The “phoenix generation” will refuse to accept the belief systems dogmatically maintained by current societies; they will exhibit a frame of reference beyond the box that has been stifling us to date. The “phoenix generation” will have an altered perspective and set of perceptions. They won’t adapt to change — they will be born as change. They are the fully-wired change agents needed to bring the new social structures into being. They will also represent the new thinking — the new consciousness — that will signify our new global societies.
The world is now outliving and moving beyond mechanical systems, and beyond the hypocrisy of commercial “spirituality” that conditions people to accept ludicrous claims and fantasy. The “phoenix generation” is likely to understand that society and spirituality are mutually complementary, and that both require vision combined with discipline and action in order to manifest the future.
As the saying goes: A few transformed people can transform millions; millions of untransformed people can do — or be — next to nothing.
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Up there, almost 6 miles high, the air is thinner and colder — very cold. Outside temperatures can dip to minus 60 F and the air is often full of minute ice crystals that hang suspended and invisible. When these ice crystals get sucked into a hot jet engine they turn into a gas, like steam, and can be seen as puffy white cloud-like lines that follow behind the jets. They usually dissipate and fade away as the moisture once again returns to form invisible ice crystals.
“Chemtrails” are something different. They are often formed behind jet aircraft at a much lower altitude and seem to persist in the sky. They often have a different color from contrails and frequently exhibit a rainbow spectrum if lit just right from the sun.
The confusion between these two kinds of phenomenon is what made us hesitate to write about them in Viewzone. We figured that with the dramatic increase in air transportation ther would naturally be many more contrails in the sky and that worrying about this was just another form of modern paranoia.
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The conspiracy, however, adds another degree of complexity to the problem. It claims that certain trails are not a mere byproduct of modern aviation but rather a deliberate attempt to introduce cloud-like formations in the atmosphere, restricting our sunlight and possibly poisoning us with chemicals. Hence the term “chem”ical trails.
Chemtrails are real
The term “chemtrail” was first introduced by journalist, William Thomas, in 1997. He wrote about something that many people had been seeing in the skies above their homes all across America. It wasn’t so much that people noticed the white trails from jets, or even that there appeared to more of them than they remembered in the past, but that the aircraft making these white lines were flying in unusual ways — often in zig-zag patterns or making multiple parallel lines of white trails that tended to expand and eventually cover the sky with a canopy of clouds.
[Top: photo taken in Kentucky; Middle: photo taken in Washington;
Bottom: photo taken in Portland, Oregon]
Analysis of the trails is difficult, at least from the ground. But occasionally the trails have drifted to much lower altitudes and have apparently condensed to form strange residues that have been collected from trees, roofs and ponds.
Lab tests show chemtrails contain aluminum!
In 2008, samples around California’s Lake Shasta and the Pit River Arm tributary were tested in a State Certified Lab following weeks of fly-overs and chemtrails. The results of the water samples showed 4,610,000 parts per million of aluminum — 4610 times the maximum contaminant level! 
At another pond, filled with filtered water and confirmed to contain “0″ aluminum, test revealed 375,000 parts per million of aluminum (375 times the maximum contaminant level) after only 18 months exposure to the aerial spraying.
The usually pristine snow pack from the Ski Bowl area of Mt. Shasta showed 61,000 parts per million of aluminum!
Why aluminum? Secrets revealed…
At first the logic of putting fine particles of aluminum in the atmosphere seems utterly strange. But a little research reveals that this plan was considered necessary many decades ago. In fact, the idea of spraying aluminum oxide from jet aircraft was patented by Hughes Aircraft in 1990 (see www.uspto.gov, patent #5003186). The plan proposed “to seed the metallic particles was to add the tiny particles to the fuel of jet airliners, so that the particles would be emitted from the jet engine exhaust while the airliner was at its cruising altitude.”
SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION: Patent #5003186A method is disclosed for reducing atmospheric warming due to the greenhouse effect resulting from a greenhouse gases layer. The method comprises the step of seeding the greenhouse gas layer with a quantity of tiny particles of materials characterized by wavelength-dependent emissivity or reflectivity, in that said materials have high emissivities in the visible and far infrared wavelength regions and low emissivity in the near infrared wavelength region. Such materials can include the class of materials known as Welsbach materials. The oxides of metal, e.g., aluminum oxide, are also suitable for the purpose. The greenhouse gases layer typically extends between about seven and thirteen kilometers above the earth’s surface. The seeding of the stratosphere occurs within this layer. The particles suspended in the stratosphere as a result of the seeding provide a mechanism for converting the blackbody radiation emitted by the earth at near infrared wavelengths into radiation in the visible and far infrared wavelength so that this heat energy may be reradiated out into space, thereby reducing the global warming due to the greenhouse effect.”
But wait! There’s more.
A more sinister use of aluminum
You would think that the government would be happy to announce that they had a plan to help reduce global warming. If spraying powdered aluminum oxide from jetliners would stave off the dire predictions of violent storms, melting icecaps and rapidly rising ocean, most people would likely have applauded their attempts. There would have been no need for secrecy and denying what people have been seeing in the skies over their communities.
So is there really another reason for the chemtrails? Absolutely.
It was the late Edward Teller, member of the Manhattan Project and father of the Hydrogen Bomb, co-founder and director of the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, who proposed this geo-engineering technique together with Roderick Hyde and Lowell Wood and who designed a variety of mixtures according to the specific tasks they have to perform, among which figure the deployment of “electrically-conducting sheets” or “metallic ‘nets’ of ultra-fine mesh-spacing” in the stratosphere.
But their concern wasn’t global warming. It was the growing dependence on, and vulnerability to semiconductors.
In a paper presented to the US Air Force titled “Electromagnetic Pulse Threats in 2010″, Major Colin R. Miller describes the dangers from atmospheric radiation which could shut down everything in America — bringing us back to the stone age. Disruption of semiconductors in our present society could cause everything to cease — from the basics like water and power to emergency services, all communication, transportation and our national security. He outlines vital importance of shielding of these circuits, both individually and globally. 
In a 2009 interview with Ludwig Glinz about ‘Sferic Frequencies, Semiconductor Technologies and their effective Preservation and Protection,’ Uwe Behnken, founder of LiveNet Concept 2010 and long time activist against Chemtrail Spraying, suggests that the massive injection of toxic substances into the stratosphere ever since the nineties bears a direct relation to the protection of highly sensitive semiconductor technologies.
“Natural electromagnetic pulses are known to everybody ever since the film ‘The Day After’ where we learnt what happens if these are created artificially by means of the explosion of an atom bomb. If an atomic weapon explodes, the electromagnetic pulse causes semiconductor technologies to stop functioning. The same electromagnetic pulses can be registered in the event of elevated sferic frequencies or nuclear electromagnetic pulses stemming from elevated sun activities, and from our perspective this is another reason why it is undertaken to repel these sferic frequencies with the help of toxic substances, like aluminium oxides and barium-chlorides so as to protect semiconductor technologies.”[see http://www.lnc-2010.de/Linkpool/Sfericstandard.wmv]
Our vulnerability to radiation
Since the 1950′s when silicon and germanium transistors were suddenly “discovered” by Bell Laboratories, electronic circuitry has become entirely dependent upon these semiconductors. Radios containing vacuum tubes were replaced by transistor circuits and expensive room size computers, which used magnetic relays and solenoids, were quickly reduced to desktop “appliances” that are now found in most every home.
As we round the corner of the first decade of the 21st Century, micro-circuits are in our cellphones, satellites, “fly-by-wire” cars and almost all of the communications devices used by the financial, business and military institutions. In just 50 years since their introduction, semiconductors have become a most vital part of our life and a necessity for our survival.
But there’s a problem no one anticipated.
Because the circuits are so incredibly small and function of such extremely low voltages, they are highly vulnerable to outside radiation. Rays from our Sun, the atmosphere and even cosmic rays, can and do cause errors in these circuits that can have an impact on the lives and safety of everyone.
Three little sins
One of the problems related to semiconductor technology and as derived from some of its specific characteristics is, that upon exposure to various types of particles of atmospheric radiation — alpha particles, various ions, protons, and neutrons which can ‘hit’ the device — it can change state or alter its output, leading to an error. This phenomenon is widely known by the manufacturers and has been called ‘Single Event Effect’ (SEE), which, in turn, is classified in three basic categories: A soft error or ‘single event upset’ (SEU), a soft or hard error or ‘single event latch-up (SEL) and a hard failure or ‘single event burnout’ (SEB).
The Single Event Upset happens when the flow of data (“1′s” and “0′s”) is corrupted. Maybe when reading the binary code from a memory or processor an extra bit is added or lost. This is a fairly regular occurrence and is usually corrected within the device by a special code that counts the number of bits, checks to make sure the same number was received, and orders them to be repeated if there is a discrepancy.
The Single Event Latch is more serious. The external radiation causes one of the transistors to malfunction, allowing high voltage to enter the circuit and disabling the device either temporarily or permanently. The damage is usually localized and many critical circuits have built in redundancy to compensate for this.
The Single Event Burnout results when the radiation causes instantaneous yet large voltages to enter the circuit, burning the internal elements of the transistors and their surrounding components. When this happens the electronic circuits are permanently disabled.
All of the problems mentioned happen to semiconductor circuits when exposed to radiation. Manufacturers of commercial semiconductors do not design any protection against this and so our society — our way of life — is highly vulnerable. The protection from such things as solar radiation and cosmic rays has instead been to establish a conductive layer of metallic particles which cover and dissipate this radiation.
In an Atmospheric Radiation Effects Whitepaper by Ken Vranish, titled “The Growing Impact of Atmospheric Radiation Effects on Semiconductor Devices and the Associated Impact on Avionics Suppliers” the problem is put in perspective. The design and manufacturing of complex devices usually allow for flaws and malfunctions that are tracked statistically. A failure or malfunction that happens once in 40,000 hours could be thought of as negligible. But if the malfunction is in a life critical system, such as the navigation or engine control of a passenger aircraft, this could be deadly.
Next, complex designs usually take about a decade to reach production. The circuitry in use today was designed before the problem of radiation was well understood. So there is virtually no protection in individual circuits. This shifts the burden to a global solution, especially with regards to aviation electronics, such as atmospheric seeding with metallic substances.
All of the above is especially true for military applications of semiconductors.
“Operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom demonstrated the potential of NCW, allowing unprecedented speed and lethality through digital command, control, communications, and computers (C4) integrated throughout the battlespace. The ability of microchip-enabled systems to leverage combat power was eye watering and in the future will be paramount. Data links, displays, satellite communications, computerized planning systems, GPS receivers, radios, smart munitions, vehicles, aircraft, and all other systems required to support the networked force will derive their power, and potentially their doom, from fragile electronic systems…”
No doubt the public will feel disrespected when they learn that this fact has been hidden from them. But perhaps they will also take note of the many unusual airline tragedies that appear to be the result of some sudden electronic failure. Perhaps they will understand why automobile manufacturers, like Toyota, have not been up front about the vulnerabilities of today’s fly-by-wire automotive controls that should have faraday shield, at the very least.
With the Solar Maximum approaching we can expect more and more failures of semiconductors, resulting is all sorts of malfunctions and potential burnouts. One strong Coronal Mass Ejection is all the it would take to trigger the dire scenario portrayed by Major Miller.
A history of lies and more lies…
Back in 2001, angry citizens had mustered enough physical evidence and thousands of photos and video tapes to make at least one congressman, Mr. Dennis Kucinich, include the phenomenon in a bill, (HR 2977) “The Space Preservation Act of 2001″ where chemtrails were to be prohibited as an “exotic weapons system.” After some closed door discussions, the bill was re-introduced (HR 3615) with this portion of the prohibition omitted.
A review of the average surface temperatures over the last decade shows a decrease of 0.5F, while atmospheric temperatures have undoubtedly been rising. Scientists attribute this to chemtrails.
Non-scientists have noticed that beautiful sunny days are often turned into overcast by the crazy zig-zag flights of jets and wonder if this could also cause droughts or respiratory illnesses. It’s crazy, and no one in the government seems to want to address this.
The question remains unanswered: why won’t the government come clean with the chemtrails? Is it because the aluminum and other metallic substances has also been responsible for poisoning our water and air? Is it because the need to shield military, corporate and business communications was a higher priority than the wellbeing of the average people? We need answers and we need them now.
A medical Doctor!
Drugs can’t heal and the numbers used to indicate good health markers are a hat trick that don’t address the root cause of the problem
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Just the other day I picked up a magazine for Men (August DETAILS), while I was standing at the magazine isle of Barnes and Noble. It contained one whole page dedicated to helping you decide if Colonics for your well care package is true and not nonsense. I will spare you the flowery language the author used to make the page earn his salary.
There was not enough research yet. Not enough research yet?
Colonics have provided cleansing for 4000 years. Colonic machines were used in every single hospital and clinic up until 167 years ago when the American Medical Association was formed. The American Medical association is the richest Association of the thousands that there are. They run on Drug Lord Money. Drug Lords reaped in 9 BILLION dollars last year. Do you think they could squeeze out a few grand to research the amazing benefits of colonics and get past the idea there is no research. We can’t provide as natural Health Doctors because we fear shut down from the Drug Lord money, Lilly, Monsanto, etc. and it is a few thousand to perform research, we are not allowed to charge insurance, it’s all cash pay in natural health, so we live hand to mouth the way most Americans do. Just paying bills, and having a vacation once a year.
BOTTOM LINE FOLKS:
The powers that own the country, the Legal Drug Lords, have made this a ANTI-NATURAL HEALTH COUNTRY. So when you are reading magazines, try using your critical thinking skills. If you at all smell that a Medical Doctor has endorsed the article , or made a comment in the article or said the therapy does not have enough research yet, that’s your cue to :
RUN not walk to pick up the phone and make the appointment to for therapy (any therapy they say does not have enough research yet).
I was in medical school for 9 years, I was a Registered Dietitian for 11 years , there is Zero interest in the Medical for you to get well and stay well. I just wonder when Americans will catch on?
I hope soon. Sickness from toxicity is amazing when I look around in malls, at clubs in at events.
When our food stops being poisoned by MONSANTO
we will Thank Mr. Jeffery Smith for it!
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I am so excited to tell you there is now a place to go and buy food that is definitely not infected with detrimental, liver and cancer causing disease filth! This is it folks. 100% pure real food for you and your family! I am so happy that this woman opened her doors. It is so refreshing here in the south because the pure food movement is so slow to catch here.
There is not “ONE” 100% organic restaurant yet. WTH? If you love your children why would you want to push GMO food down it’s throat? When you take your child to a typical mexican restaurant , they are ingesting at least 15 to 20 GM (genetically Modified) foods. So, in essence what you’re telling them and you is , “I really don’t care that I am making you eat fake, GM foods and that in a few short years , you and I are going to be in the hospital with complications of eating GM food, and that when you go out on your own at 18 you will be sick and continue to have problems from the food I fed you”. GM foods have been secretly pushed on us in US for 20 years. Europe chased Monsanto out of the countries but our government let Monsanto ruin crops with open arms, and Obama wrote into law that you can’t sue Monsanto for damage to your health. Soooo…..
As you read this work and put its principles into practice, there are two basic axioms you never want to forget. They are the rock upon which all your actions are based.
Nobody, anywhere or any time and under any circumstances has the right or power in this country to immunize you or your children against your will and conviction. If they attempt to do so, you can legally charge them with “assault with a deadly weapon” and have the full resources of our laws behind you.
At all times in attempting to avoid unwanted immunization, you have the Law of the Land behind you. Those who would try to vaccinate you against your will are on very shaky ground. Into every compulsory immunization law in America are written legal exceptions and waivers which are there specifically to protect you from the attempted tyranny of officialdom. It is not only your right, but your obligation to use them, if this is what your conscience tells you.
Follow this link and read on!
This video is just a few minutes long but I think you can learn about what the Government Health Care Plan has planned for us. Might surprise you about why they are forcing the bill almost like extortion on us. There is far more hidden than revealed.
Such a beneficial Health Plan that It needs to be forced on us, extortion of thousands of dollars and Not many people want to sign up
Detoxification – An Essential Process
Detoxification is a buzzword we hear more and more recently, especially in Complementary and Alternative Medicine circles. But what does detoxification actually mean and is it even worth your time to think about it?
Well yes, it probably is because the world we live in is so filled with toxicants (commonly called “toxins”) that even the strongest and healthiest among us are being assaulted every day with chemicals that our bodies must cope with (detoxify and remove) in order for us to survive. If our load of poisons is more than we (or each of our particular genetics) can handle, then this toxic exposure will eventually make us sick or could eventually even kill us. Our bodies, through normal operation, produce a base load of toxins that we need to process to keep functioning. We do have a capacity to detoxify more, but even if you happen to be extraordinarily careful and try to avoid every toxin in the world, there will come a time when you are accidentally exposed to a dose of some kind of toxic substance. Your body must detoxify all of these toxins in order for you to maintain your health.
Fortunately, our bodies have ways of handling foreign contaminants, primarily through the liver and kidneys. Clearing out toxic substances is known as detoxification, and our bodies are pretty good at it most of the time. But, there are some cases when your body needs just a little bit of help.
How can we help our bodies to detoxify and is it worth the bother?
We, as humans, evolved to be able to handle certain problematic substances that are in our environment or diet (infections, injury, animal bites, and poisonous plants were the primary toxins we dealt with for most of our evolution).
Humans eventually started mining our own toxic substances. A good early example of this is the mining and using heavy metals like lead. During the Roman Empire people used make up and even “health” supplements created using lead, which caused significant illness in those exposed. Humans also experimented with toxic substances using them for manufacturing (e.g. using mercury to make men’s top-hats, leading to the now familiar description of top-hat manufacturers as “Mad as a Hatter”).
But the last 100 – 200 years has seen an explosion in the development and use of new and particularly dangerous toxic substances. This is primarily because chemistry has matured and humans learned how to assemble all kinds of “useful” chemicals. Unfortunately, many of these chemicals are also very toxic and often make us sick. From pesticides to industrial waste products, the amount of toxins we are exposed to is staggering.
HOW DOES YOUR BODY REMOVE TOXINS?
To simplify a very complicated subject, there are only a few ways our body can actually remove toxins from itself. The number 1 and 2 ways are pretty obvious (i.e. urination and defecation). Of course, If you’ve ever been sick with a stomach “bug”, you are probably well acquainted with another, more extreme route — nausea and vomiting clears out your stomach contents very quickly taking any toxins you ingested along with it. Another, less expected, way of removing toxins from our body is sweating, where the moisture and salts in our skin literally “pull” the toxins out with them. Another method of toxin removal, you may not give much thought to, is respiration. A good example of this is that every minute we breathe out excess carbon dioxide (a toxin for us).
Finally, if your body can’t get rid of a toxin through any of these means, it will simply wall off the offending material. The problem with this last method is that the inflammation needed to wall of a toxic substance (let’s say asbestos) leads to the formation of very fibrous scar tissue. This scar tissue often is created exactly where you don’t want it, like your lungs or your arteries. This is why there was so much litigation around asbestos exposure. The body would wall off the dangerous asbestos molecules causing severe lung scarring (asbestosis) because our bodies cannot “detoxify” asbestos in any other way.
FAT AND WATER
|The liver processes fat soluble toxins
so that they can be eliminated
through your intestines as bile.
Toxins fall into two broad categories, fat soluble and water soluble. This means that a given chemical can only really be stored in fat or water, but usually not both. For instance, vitamins A, D, E, and K are fat soluble, so they are stored in fat cells in your body, the liver specifically. While vitamins are not toxins, it illustrates how things can be stored and transported in the body. Because they need fat to make their way into your body, this is why many supplements are supposed to be taken with a meal.
The body uses two different approaches to remove toxins from our bodies:
Fat soluble toxins are removed by the liver through the production of bile (a digestive enzyme the liver produces) and releases it into the small intestine during digestion. Once there, it is absorbed by the fiber in your diet, and safely pushed through until you deposit it in the toilet. This is one of the big reasons why fiber is so important in your diet; without enough of it, the toxins can be reabsorbed through your intestine into your body and must be processed out again.
|The kidney removes water
Water soluble toxins have a number of different ways of being detoxified and removed by our bodies. After the liver processes them into (slightly) safer versions, the “tagged” toxins travel through your bloodstream until they reach the kidneys. Once in the kidneys, the chemical tag the liver put on the toxin is recognized by the cells there and the tagged toxins are moved through to the bladder, where you can pee them out safely. This is why urine tests are so useful for recognizing imbalances in chemicals in your body, as many chemicals are removed this way if they are in excess or there is some other problem. This is also why urine tests are used to detect the “metabolites” (chemicals produced in breaking down a substance) of drugs, legal or otherwise.
The “go to” organ for dealing with things that don’t belong in your body is the liver. Your liver plays a number of crucial roles in your system especially the immune system, well as regulating levels of a large number of hormones and other chemicals (e.g. vitamins, blood sugar levels) that, if out of balance, could be considered toxic. Your liver is also one of the main places that medications and other drugs are broken down so that they can be removed from your body. On top of all this, the liver both aids in digestion (by producing bile to help digest fats) and sends out processed waste for removal. There are two major steps in processing toxins.
The cytochrome system is an extremely complex set of enzymes that perform a remarkable number of reactions in virtually every cell in your body. When your liver encounters a toxin, the cytochrome system is the first line of defense that springs into action. There are about 100 enzymes involved in this process, and they essentially convert anything they can into water-soluble chemicals that can be removed by (primarily) your kidneys.
|The major detox pathways and what supports them.|
Anything the cytochrome enzymes can’t convert into specifically a water-soluble chemical is transformed into a type called a reactive form, called a “free radical”. This means that an oxygen atom is tagged onto it, making it potentially more harmful, except that it then becomes a target for anti-oxidants in your body.
One of the most powerful anti-oxidants found in the body is a chemical called glutathione. Glutathione is found in our diet and also naturally produced by your body. It is found in fruits, vegetables, fish, and meat. It is a pretty simple compound made up of three amino acids — cysteine, glutamic acid, and glycine. Even though it is found in a number of foods, supplementing glutathione directly does not appear to be effective, since the body can’t absorb it very well in the intestines. You can, however, supplement the levels of the amino acids it is made up of (cysteine, glutamic acid, and glycine) to allow your body to produce more as it is needed. Glutathione is the main way that our bodies remove heavy metals and many fat-soluble toxins, by binding with them and making the water-soluble for the kidney to remove.
Glutathione is also one of the major ways your body processes toxins after the cytochrome system is done working on them. The cytochrome system generates a lot of “free radicals” (chemicals that can cause DNA damage as well as physical damage to many cells in the body) when processing toxins. In order to “fix” these free radicals generated from the cytochrome system, glutathione is essential. If your body runs out of glutathione because of a particularly strong or chronic exposure to toxins, these dangerous forms of toxins (free radicals) can cause significant damage.
WHAT CAN I DO TO REMOVE TOXINS FROM MY BODY?
While there are many things you can do to increase toxin removal, there are some small changes that make a big difference.
First, avoid taking in the toxins in to your body to begin with: For example, eating organic food instead of conventionally farmed foods can remove almost all synthetic pesticides getting into your body. This alone greatly reduces the toxic load that your body must process, not to mention avoiding the nasty side effects of pesticides overall. Other important toxins to avoid are Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) like formaldehyde.
Second, eat more fiber: Since fiber helps to remove fat soluble toxins in your intestines (released as bile) while also preventing them from being reabsorbed, increasing your fiber intake can reduce the burden of having to reprocess the toxins that don’t get a chance to clear and are reabsorbed.
Charcoal appears to act in a similar fashion to fiber in this regard, absorbing and binding with potentially dangerous chemicals and poisons; this is why when someone accidentally ingests a poison, doctors may recommend taking activated charcoal, as it helps neutralize many different kinds of poisons. Products like Takesumi Supreme (finely ground carbonized bamboo) do this remarkably well, and are a safe way that I use to help my body remove potential toxins. Originally developed and sold in Japan, Takesumi can be used in water or even added to baked goods as a source of fiber, as many Japanese bakeries do. Takesumi is an extremely gentle and safe method for removing excessive heavy metals. It can be particularly helpful in removing mercury in people who have problems associated with excessive mercury buildup in their bodies.
In addition to these changes, you could also consider taking some supplements to support the systems that work to keep you toxin-free. The best supplements to help your body remove toxins are those that act as anti-oxidants or in some way enhance the production of glutathione. These include:
- Vitamin C
- Vitamin E
- Alpha-lipoic acid (ALA)
- Selenium (found in onions, broccoli, and Brazil nuts)
- S-adenosylmethione (SAMe)
- amino acids like cysteine, glutamic acid, and glycine (which make up glutathione)
- Milk Thistle (helps produce glutathione)
It is important to remember that the toxins in your environment are not the only ones that your body processes. There are waste products in your metabolism that need to be processed out as well, such as hormones, ammonia (from breaking down proteins), and many others. In addition, the liver processes certain things we eat in exactly the same way as toxins, such as ethanol (from alcoholic beverages) and fructose (half of ordinary table sugar). but it can also degrade the performance of the liver removing other toxins.
When you add the load of environmental toxins, your body’s natural detoxification system can easily get overwhelmed. Knowing how to decrease your toxic load and increase your body’s ability to replenish its defenses is a key part of maintaining optimum health