herbalists favor detoxing the body as they believe that a lot of
modern day illnesses, diseases and chronic health conditions are
caused by years and years of dietary neglect.
Eating junk food, preservatives and other chemicals, combined
with the lack of proper vitamins and minerals causes a build up of
toxins inside the body, which in turn can wreak havoc on the body's
immune system and cleansing capabilities.
While there are many herbal and alternative remedies that are
designed to deal with specific conditions, most Herbalists believe
that the key to treating almost all conditions is to treat the
underlying causes of these conditions instead, especially with a
treatment known as detoxing.
One example is the skin disease known as Psoriasis. This
condition is caused by the overreaction of the body's immune system
to a certain stimulus. This causes the immune system to push new
skin cells to the surface at a much faster rate than normal. This in
turn causes an excess of skin on the surface of the body, which
results in flaky, scaly sore spots on various locations of the body.
The focus of most modern day medications for treating this
condition is on trying to minimize the scaly buildup. Some
treatments even try to suppress the body's immune system to 'solve'
the problem. From an Herbalists point of view, this can only lead to
When the body's normal waste removal systems become clogged or
stagnated, it can cause toxins to leak back into the blood stream,
which in turn can cause all kinds of problems for the internal
organs. This can lead to a variety of conditions, diseases and
symptoms caused by the body's desperate attempts to clean out toxins
and wastes that are polluting it. If the body cannot eliminate these
toxins via the normal method (elimination through the colon), one of
the next options is eliminating the toxins through the skin - a
reactive form of detoxing.
Detoxing the body is often accomplished through the use of
enemas. Enemas will help quickly flush out any stagnant waste within
This article addresses just a sample of one of the major problems
that can occur due to the buildup of toxins within the body.
Detoxifying the body can and should be done naturally by making the
right dietary choices, addressing vitamin deficiencies and through
the use of herbal remedies.
Statements made within this article may not be approved by the
FDA and should not be taken as professional medical advice.
When following treatments such as detoxing, be sure to adhere
strictly to the guidelines prescribed by your doctor for each one.