Tissue Cleansing as the Foundation for Anti-aging Therapy
September 9, 1999
Dr. James E. Williams
According to Eastern medicine and traditional naturopathy, the first step in a
comprehensive rejuvenation or anti-aging program is tissue cleansing. More often
referred to as “detoxification” in current times, cleansing programs are vital for health
and longevity. My rule of thumb is 25% cleansing and 75% rebuilding. However, that
first 25% must be preformed effectively. Also, you may need to do several cleanse or
detox regimes over a period of time to obtain the best results.
The key to modern detoxification is to focus on the liver, and secondly on the colon.
Symptoms of liver toxicity and reduced liver function include allergies, difficulty losing
weight, difficulty when using hormone therapy, nausea, constipation, fatigue, and
headaches, to name a few of the more common ones.
Liver detoxification begins with elimination of all refined sugars from the diet. Also,
eliminate alcohol, caffeine, and spicy foods. Do not eat any fried, greasy, or oily foods,
and avoid all dairy products. Secondly, take lipotrophic supplements. These are
substances that improve liver function, and include herbs, amino acids, and vitamins,
such as dandelion, black radish seed, taurine, and B vitamins. There are other more
specialized supplements, such as glutathione, that are also very useful. In addition, liver
protective herbs should be taken daily for at least three months. The most commonly
used one is milk thistle. Drink 8-12 glasses of water of herbal tea daily.
This general cleansing regime should be followed from one to three months. Modified
fasting may be performed after the toxic burden has been removed from the liver. I
recommend the use of a medical food product called UltraClear Plus as part of this stage
of liver detoxification. This product may be obtained through your doctor. A course of
treatment may last from two weeks to several months. I recommend that a physician
trained in natural therapies and functional medicine should monitor this more intensive
stage. Before you begin, heart, liver, and gall bladder disease should be evaluated.
All books by Dr. Bernard Jensen. He is the master in detoxification therapies. Also, The
Liver Cleansing Diet, by Dr. Sandra Cabot, an Australian gynecologist and natural
therapies expert. For information on the UltaClear formulas, read The Twenty Day
Rejuvenation Program, by Jeffrey Bland, Ph.D.
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