Detoxification for Ascension
Lois’ Notes: Why is detoxification necessary for ascension? The bodies we currently inhabit were not created for 5D, but for 3D, and now we are headlong into 5D. As our bodies transform to one that can inhabit this new density, whether we know it or not, whether we decree it or not, or want it or not, we are collecting all kinds of debris in our bodies which is putting a great load on the detoxifying organs. We are also gaining weight as the body stores those things it cannot rid itself fast enough of by storing them in fatty deposits. Detoxification for some of us actually might just be the difference between life and death.
As you might imagine, I am in the midst of detoxification process right now, and let me tell you, it is not easy but the farther I get into it, the better I feel. Here follows a great article on detoxification complete with herbs that help with that.
Understanding How to Detox & Herbs That Help
by Aubrey Wallace
We love it when healthy things become really popular buzzwords because we feel like our world is on the verge of a total health-conscious overhaul. The word we have been hearing lately is “detox” — our friends are all talking about the latest juice cleanse or a new diet or maybe even a detox recipe from social media — but what does that mean? We have covered it before in other articles, but we have never really gone in depth about what it means to detoxify.
what is detoxing
Simply put, detoxification is the process of removing toxic elements from your body and mind. We typically think about toxicants when we work with detoxing our bodies, but that might only be half the story. If you’re working on ridding your body of extra toxic elements, looking at the sources of both artificial and biological contamination could be more helpful to your health than just loading up on green juice and herbs (which is also great, by the way).
So let’s talk about what that means.
toxins vs. toxicants
A toxicant is something artificial that can build up in the body and have negative impacts. These are things like the chemicals in manufactured makeups and skin care products, antibiotics, heavy metals, pesticides, air pollution, alcohol and drugs.
We’re exposed to a lot of toxicants everyday, some of which are by choice and some of which are in our environments. Reducing toxicants where we can is really helpful (sometimes more so than a detox program). And for the environmental pollution that’s not in our control, detoxification is key.
Toxins on the other hand, are biological entities — things like bug bites, food allergies, yeast, bacteria, fungus, even emotional and spiritual trauma.
Though our own bodies don’t produce substances that are toxic to us, it’s important to remember that when our systems are out of balance, we may overproduce some substances. When this happens, they essentially act as toxins in the body. Some examples are stress hormones and LDL cholesterol — they are completely necessary in specific amounts but become toxic when we have too much of them.
Whereas removing excess toxicants is fairly straightforward, removing excess toxins may involve the extra step of balancing your body’s natural substances. This extra step, while challenging, can not only help you feel better right away, but can increase your body’s ability to fight off the effects of toxicants (because when you’re out of balance, everything is harder for your body).
understanding and supporting your detoxification process
While the distinction between toxins and toxicants is crucial to understand, the way to remove them is the same. The body systems have an amazing way of working together to get rid of unwanted substances.
It’s important to know that if you decide to detoxify your body, your elimination organs need help in order to keep up and process all of the toxic agents that you’re releasing throughout the process. You want to build up strength in your organs before your detox so that they’re ready to take on your cleanse.
fat soluble toxic agents (and how they relate to weight gain)
Fat soluble toxic agents are a good place to start with your detoxification, because they make up the bulk of what we come into contact with — pesticides, hormones, heavy metals, antibiotics, BPA and most toxicants from processed foods are fat soluble.
That means that if the body isn’t able to eliminate them, those toxic agents will be stored in fatty deposits. This is where you hear stories about toxicants making you gain weight because the body will coat the fat soluble toxic agents in more fat to protect you from the negative effects that they could have on your health. Of course, increased fat deposits aren’t healthy either, but a little extra fat is healthier than a pesticide floating around your bloodstream damaging your cells.
A really important point about rapid weight loss and cleanses — if you’re losing fat really quickly, there’s a good chance the toxic agents your body has stored are being re-released into your bloodstream, and they can make you really sick. It’s important to take weight loss and detoxification at a pace where your body can handle it.
Of course, that pace that makes sense for you is complicated, so we absolutely recommend speaking with a health practitioner about it.
protect your liver while you break down fats
Your liver works with the digestive system and the lymph to break down and process the fats that you’re digesting and utilizing as energy. The liver actually has a whole slew of amazing functions including organizing useful nutrients, cleaning out the toxins (and sending them off to be disposed of properly), detoxifying the metabolites, maintaining the balance of fats and carbs, storing glucose as glycogen, and feeding the tissues in the body. Wow, quite the job description!
It’s thus important to strengthen your liver before you start on your detox cleanse or rapid weight loss diet so that you’re not overloading your liver with extra work on top of all the other important things it’s doing for you.
Milk Thistle, internally, is one of the best hepatoprotective (liver protecting) herbs. Herbalists that travel in the desert a lot carry at least 4 ounces of milk thistle extract with them just in case of a poisonous snake bite. Typically the toxins from a snakebite will overwhelm the liver, but drinking all 4 ounces could protect your liver from the poison and save your life.
The same thing applies here for detoxing your body! If you’re releasing a lot of toxins into your bloodstream, you want to protect your liver. Taking milk thistle before, during and after a cleanse can help you process toxins faster and feel better.
Another classic liver herb, dandelion — internally — helps to safely stimulate and nourish the digestive system and the liver so that it can do its job better. It’s also a great prebiotic, meaning it feeds the enzymes in your stomach so that they can break down your foods more effectively (so that you don’t build up extra toxins).
This herb, when taking internally, acts as a cholagogue, which means that it stimulates bile release from the gallbladder into the small intestine. Bile is what emulsifies fats and allows them to be properly broken down so that the liver can correctly sort out the nutrients from the toxic agents. Lemon balm is also a nervous system tonic and a digestive stimulant, so it’s working on a couple of levels to help your body relax and process food.
water soluble toxins