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Tuesday, March 29th, 2011:
The first function to fail is the body’s ability to cleanse and repair itself.
The human body was designed to move, not to remain inert, and thus body fluids were meant to flow, not to sit still and stagnate. Some of these vital fluids, such as lymph, depend solely on body movements for their own mobility.
Whenever you’re sitting or standing still, your lymph also stands still, and your blood slows down. Whenever such immobility occurs, waste drainage stops, and toxins accumulate rapidly in the blood and tissues. Insufficient movement also causes joint stiffness and tightens the tendons, congests the bowels, and slows down metabolic efficiency.
Unfortunately, insufficient movement and the resulting stagnation of bodily fluids is one of the great maladies of modern life and a major contributing factor to chronic toxemia that so many of us are faced with. Examples of our day-to-day activities that are aimed at convenience rather than physical movement are: driving in cars rather than walking, using machines rather than manual labor, taking elevators instead of stairs…
Lymph circulates through the body tissues, picking up fats, bacteria, and other unwanted materials, and then filtering these substances throughout the lymphatic system, an extensive network of vessels and capillaries that are linked to lymph nodes - small nodules that act as filters to trap unwanted substances. Lymph nodes also produce more white blood cells, refreshing and arming the lymph before it is pumped out of the lymphatic system and back into the body. Lymphatic fluid requires body movement in order for it to circulate.
During detoxification on The Body Ecology Diet, it is especially crucial to keep your blood, lymph, and other bodily fluids flowing freely, to keep your joints loose and limber, to stretch your tendons and other connective tissue, and to stimulate activity in your organs and glands. There is a tendency during the detoxification process to remain inert and inactive because your body may feel tired, weak, and sluggish as the toxins are continuously released into the bloodstream for elimination. However, if you don’t move your body and keep your fluids flowing, the toxins released from your tissues circulate in your bloodstream for a much longer period of time, making you feel even worse and prolonging the discomfort, as well as the duration of the detoxification process.
When you’re on The Body Ecology Diet and you’re following The Principles of Cleansing, toxins, which are cellular waste, are already abundantly present in your system and get released rapidly.
The good thing is if you’re just too depleted to move your own body (and blood and lymph) during detox, you can simply pay someone else to do it for you with a therapeutic massage, which efficiently does the job. It does this by kneading toxins from the tissues, activating lymph and sinus drainage, stimulating glandular secretions, calming the nervous system, and toning the joints, muscles, and tendons. If a professional massage is not in your budget, you may apply self-massage techniques instead to facilitate the detox process and prevent stagnation.
After a massage, it is very important to drink one or two glasses of pure alkaline water. This hydration is necessary to quickly dissolve and excrete the flood of toxins that deep tissue massage releases into the blood and lymph from every part of the body. Try the Potent Proteins to aid in the detoxification process.
You should be able to take a deep breath and relax with the pressure, helping the muscle to also relax and release the tension. If you find yourself tensing or are unable to take a breath, then the pressure is too strong, and you should ask the therapist to lighten up. Getting healthy doesn’t have to be painful.
About the Author
Kat Farovitch is a Certified Massage Therapist and Holistic Nutritionist. Kat@TheDetoxTemple.com
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