"Showering on the inside" to get that seemingly
elusive, irresistible "sparkle" on the outside
shower in the morning (or at night) to remove dirt, debris, and otherwise
stinky stuff from your surface, to make yourself more presentable, right?
It even makes you just feel better being clean, doesn’t
have you ever showered… on the inside?
Secret #5 will soup up your general process of
elimination. But that's just one of your primary toxin elimination
systems. Keeping the colon clean and working is like taking a garbage out
of the house once the bag is full. It's makes sense to do so, and it's
necessary to do so... but what about some of the garbage that hasn't made
it's way into the bag? What's going to happen with that?
There are two organs that help to sweep wastes out of
your body, and into the body's "garbage bags": your liver and your
kidneys. Like any housekeeper who gives their all day in and day out, they
become overloaded and overworked.
Your liver is the largest internal organ in your body;
it removes wastes and toxins both through your colon and your skin.
But it is also responsible for implementing a mind numbing variety
of other tasks. In a document at 'The Canadian Liver Foundation'
website, located online at http://www.liver.ca/docs/liver.html,
states that the liver helps you by:
- "Cleansing blood:
- metabolizing alcohol and other drugs and chemicals
- neutralizing and destroying poisonous substances
- Regulating the supply of body fuel:
- producing, storing and supplying quick energy (glucose) to keep
the mind alert and the body active
- producing, storing and exporting fat
- Manufacturing many essential body proteins involved in:
- transporting substances in the blood
- clotting of blood
- providing resistance to infection
- Producing bile which eliminates toxic substances from the body and
- Regulating the balance of many hormones:
- sex hormones
- thyroid hormones
- cortisone and other adrenal hormones
- Regulating body cholesterol by producing it, excreting it, and
converting it to other essential substances
- Regulating the supply of essential vitamins and minerals such as
iron and copper
- Performing literally hundreds of other specific functions!"
They're right about it performing literally hundreds of
other specific functions. There are now over 500 scientifically identified
functions of the liver -- probably with more to be discovered as our
technology and techniques of discovery expand. Because the liver is such a
workhouse, you are just about as healthy as your liver is.
Now, your kidneys are also a part of the body which
remove a number of different kinds of waste products from the blood. It
removes them by placing them into your urea (your pee), and out through
your skin's pores, in the form of sweat. Though the kidneys are not known
to be as vastly multifunctional as the liver, they're still an
essential part of your body's detoxification system, and their
health mustn't be ignored.
A distressed liver or pair of kidneys does not make you
into a pleasant feeling or pleasant looking person. It's not just one of
the many actual liver or kidney diseases that can overburden them. There's
also the burden of living in a fairly toxic environment, as well as the
intentional ways we pollute our bodies (through alcohol consumption, for
instance). Even though these toxins don't always cripple these organs
enough to cause disease, they almost always take quite a large toll on how
you feel and look. De-stressing them, similarly, can be quite beneficial
to how you look and feel.
As an example of what poor function of these organs can
do, take famous artist Andy Warhol. On June 3, 1968, he was shot, and
sustained injury to his spleen, stomach, lungs, and liver. If you look at
pictures of him just before this time, he looks fairly young and vibrant.
Well, as vibrant as he ever looked, anyway. After this time, and very
rapidly, it almost appears that his age doubled. It's quite
shocking. In a year, he looked 80 years old, yet he was still a young 38
or 39. He actually looked like he was dying of an extreme case of AIDS,
even though, of course, AIDs wasn't known to exist back then.
Seriously, while glancing through a pictorial biography
of him one day, his before and after pictures really started to
make me think, and think hard, about the functions of the organs which had
been injured in his attack. Obviously, the function of the stomach and
lungs is clear to everyone. But it's the damage he sustained to his liver
which, I believe, had a major impact in his sudden aging.
Keeping these organs functioning at peak helps you to
really sparkle. And it's not just theory. I've tried numerous approaches
to keeping my liver and kidneys working at optimum, and a few of them gave
me remarkable results... Increases in energy, skin and eye clarity... I
just looked more vibrant, even sexually vibrant, and people
commented on this. The healthier you are, the better mate you'd make, so
your health makes you move and otherwise act in ways that are sexually
seductive. It's an automatic reaction ingrained in the deepest part of us.
It's literally impossible not to be sexually turned on by a
healthfully radiant member of the opposite sex.
There are two main approaches I use to keep myself
healthy and free of toxins that you can try:
1. The first method of detoxification is
very cheap and extremely effective. I simply drink a glass
of pure, distilled water once immediately upon awakening, and
then again before bedtime.
It's only after the initial glass of distilled water
in the morning that I then drink or eat anything else --
including nutrient drinks, etc.
Drinking distilled water on an empty stomach acts as
a kind of 'solvent'. A 'solvent' is merely a substance that can dissolve
other substances. Distilled water is pure -- i.e., it contains nothing
except good old H2O. It has nothing bad in it whatsoever. And, yes,
aside from the H2O itself, it contains nothing good for you, either --
no minerals, no anything. Since it contains NOTHING, it's quite ready to
start dissolving stuff.
Drinking it before bedtime, and first thing in the
morning not only helps to helps move toxins from your bloodstream into
your urine, but I've also noticed that it tends to promote an easy,
first thing in the morning bowel movement. Similar to taking an early
morning shower, it's also refreshing to be internally 'clean' in the
You might consider drinking pure, distilled water
throughout the whole day, as well. Drinking distilled water 24/7
and also getting your minerals from supplementation is most
effective. Again, distilled water is free of anything bad, and
also anything good -- it contains no minerals. So, if you're depending
on water for your minerals, please stick to either non-distilled water,
mineral water, or water with minerals added -- it's dangerous not to be
getting your minerals from some source.
Finally, whatever you do -- avoid tap water. There's
too much of everything bad in tap water, for it to provide anything even
remotely similar to a cleansing effect. Tap water probably has about as
much of a cleansing effect on you as hot dog water. Blech!
2. There are plenty herbal
recommendations I could give you for an extra 'cleansing effect'. As
this is written toward people toward people who live in the real
world, though, I know that whatever you do will have to be fairly
convenient for you, so I'll get into combined herbal products that are
available. They make life a whole lot easier. (If you are
interested in particular herbs, though, email me and I'll expand this
There are two easily
obtainable teas with most of the cleansing herbs available in one
convenient, affordable little package. There's also a new formula
packaged in capsules, that might be better in some instances. .
2a. The "Yogi Tea"
brand has a few of these such teas, with the one of most use to you
being their "De Tox Tea(tm)". It'll help clean your liver and kidneys
and in general, get you squeaky clean inside. A 16 bag box costs about
$4. It's expensive for a tea, but truly inexpensive for a health
friend of mine, after using "De Tox Tea" just a few times, supplemented
with the use of Milk Thistle Herb, reported that it got her eyes to
'clear' up. Basically, she had noticed that after abstaining from
drinking for quite a while, she got these funky rings around the irises
in her eyes. She also noticed that her otherwise blue, brilliant eyes
weren't quite as blue or brilliant anymore. In fact, they looked
dull and even cloudy. After doing a regiment of detoxification her eyes
began to be as brilliant as they ever were, and even more so.
2b. Other detox type
products that I've gotten good results with are "Daily Detox" and "Daily
Detox II" teas. Each contains 30 tea bags and costs about $7-9, so the
cost is just about the same as the Yogi teas.
These products are designed to be alternated. You use
one for 30 days, then switch to a different herbal formula for 30 more
days, and then back to the original. This is wonderful thinking. When
our bodies adapt to certain herbs, we lose their affects -- by switching
the herbal formula you're taking every 30 days, you avoid this immunity
and maintain positive results.
what I understand, the guys who make "Daily Detox" I and II also make
the teas drug users use to come out testing 'clean'. For this reason, I
tend to believe they know what they're doing as far as detoxification
goes. After all, drug residues ARE a kind of toxin, and people passing
drug tests are essentially passing actual medical analyzation of their
urine. If their teas work well enough for them to pass these tests, you
can almost rest assured that the teas are actually doing what they're
claiming and helping your kidneys, livers, and other bodily tissues to
release and discard toxins.
I do have a problem with the
teas from this company, though. They're essentially odorless. The teas
they make are also rather bland, unless it's one of the 'flavored' type
teas they produce -- like the Tropical Passion one. It makes me believe
that their herbs are old or impotent. As if they bought them from the
lowest bidder, and didn't care too much about their sources. I'm not an
herb expert here, but, because of this fact, I tend to lean on the Yogi
tea formulas. Their teas almost always have a strong smell in the bag,
and a potent flavor.
inexpensiveness of teas really appeal to my cheap side. Products
packaged in capsules are almost always more expensive, but they are
indeed available for detox type purposes. Additionally, many of them
contain detoxifying ingredients that you just can't easily package in a
One that I just spotted is is
"Liver Shield" from Life Services Supplements. It's a very new products
that I've only recently even noticed that they carry, so I can't say
I've had much experience with it. However, it's ingredients are all
commonly known to be excellent for liver health and detoxification. It
includes milk thistle, as well as several other herbs. Luckily, milk
thistle has no known toxicity, nor is it known to lose it's effects with
long-time use, so you can presumably continue to use it long term.
It also includes two things
which would be impossible to include in a tea -- N-Acetyl-L-Cysteine, an
amino acid, and Alpha-Lipoic Acid (ALA). I see lots of studies and
people's personal testaments to the benefits of the substances all the
time. I'm going to hold off comment, though, until I have more personal
experience using them in my own irresistible health enhancing program.
I'll give you an update on this later.
This product costs $20 for a
one to two month supply -- depending on whether you take one or two
capsules a day. That's up to twice what a tea will cost you, which
doesn't happen to appeal to my cheap side. In my update, I'll let
you know what I think of it's cost versus it's benefits.
From what I can tell,
however, I don't think it even replaces the occasional use of a
detoxification tea. It seems to be designed differently. Detoxification
teas contain a much greater number of synergistic herbs, which more than
likely have a much more pronounced effect when used short term. They
sort of cleanse, stimulate and provoke your internal organs into a
greater level of higher performance. Using a car metaphor, the
ingredients in this and other capsule-type products look like they're
designed to be used daily -- like using a better grade of gasoline. They
help to prevent fuel injector clogging, give you overall better
performance, reduce knock and ping, etc. Whereas, a strong tea product
like "De Tox" Yogi tea, would be more like a temporary 'gas' treatment
that gets in there and does some extra cleaning and lubrication of your
fuel injectors. Something you'd want to do every 2500 miles or
thereabouts, but not every single day,
conclusion, to be absolutely shiny and wonderful on the outside,
you must created a shiny, wonderful environment
inside your body. That way, you can avoid looking like a 120 year
old Andy Warhol wasting away. Try the water method of keeping your body
clean and clear, and maybe some of the herbal and/or nutrient based detox
solutions, and see for yourself to what extent they can increase
your irresistibility. I think you'll be pleasantly