by David Getoff
July 26, 2008
Board Certified Clinical Nutritionist, a Board Certified
Traditional Naturopath and a Certified Nutritional
Consultant. He is an elected member of both the American
College of Nutrition and the International College of
Integrative Medicine as well as a Fellow of the American
Association of Integrative Medicine. David is a
Registered Naturopath in the District of Columbia and a
Licensed Naturopath in the state of North Carolina.
He is a
Licensed nutritionist in the State of New York and is an
approved continuing education provided for the state of
California Board of Registered Nursing. David has given
paid presentations at the Boulderfest Nutritional
Medicine conference, the Southwest College of
Naturopathic Medicine, and a number of other national
conferences. David has also appeared on a numerous both
broadcast and web based radio shows and is the Vice
President of the world renowned Price-Pottenger
During this life long learning process, David has
investigated many dietary variables. He has investigated
numerous types of vegetarian diets, macrobiotics, raw
food choices, microwave cooking, numerous fruits and
vegetables, animal foods and the best ways to cook them
as well as how our foods are grown and raised.
David has 11 DVD topics including Eating for Optimal
Health, Cancer, Diabetes, Heart Disease, Detoxification
and more. David’s entire course is available both as a
set of DVD’s and as a set of CD’s. Not being satisfied
with just producing video DVD’s, David recently began
adding a computer CD to most of the boxes so that he can
include additional information for the purchaser,
covering much more information with additional specific
passion for healing and learning remain as strong as
Your body is loaded with poisons which have been increasing since
What does the
and health conditions are greatly increased by having these
poisons in your body?
Are there any
safe ways to reduce your “toxic load” also referred to as
these toxins also reduce symptoms, extend life, and prevent
These questions and more
will be covered in the paragraphs below.
In simple language, a toxin is a substance which is toxic or
poisonous in any way to the body. Some toxins can cause death
rapidly, such as a bite from an extremely poisonous snake or other
reptile, or breathing in the vapor of an extremely poisonous gas in
a high concentration. Most toxic substances to which humans are
generally exposed are far more insidious and take years or
decades worth of continual damage before the actual symptoms
Poisons are always dose related.
The same chlorine,
fluorine or hydrogen sulfide gas that can kill someone in a matter
of minutes, will cause far less harm, and symptoms from which a
person can recover, at much lower concentrations. Nitrous oxide
(laughing gas) is very poisonous in high concentrations, but in low
concentrations and when mixed with adequate air or oxygen, has been
used for decades as an anesthetic in the dental industry. The rotten
egg smell which is observed with even minute concentrations of
hydrogen sulfide gas becomes extremely deadly when this gas is in
The second issue is that of exposure time. It is well documented
that inhaling smoke from the chemically treated tobacco in
commercial cigarettes can increase the risk of lung cancer.
Will this risk increase
if only one or two cigarettes have been smoked in a lifetime?
I would highly doubt it.
It takes many years of regular smoking before obvious damage
generally becomes noticeable. Even after a decade, it is only seen
in a small percentage of individuals and most often not in those
with truly adequate intakes of protective nutrients. This is why
Japan with its consumption of high nutrient seaweeds, and a per
capita cigarette consumption far higher than in the U.S., has a much
lower rate of lung cancer.
In addition to cumulative exposure, an even more important issue is
interactive exposure of multiple toxins. In many cases, one poison
may be only mildly toxic but when it exists in the body in
combination with a second or third (or dozens) of other mildly toxic
poisons, the effects become multiplied hundreds or even thousands of
The best example of this
was an experiment done with rats.
The LD-1 of lead (the
dose which would kill one rat out of a hundred) was mixed with the
LD-1 of mercury, and these two combined to give a tiny lead and
mercury dose which instead of killing just two rats out of 100, it
killed the entire 100! This is why the few safety studies which are
carried out on cleaning products, pesticides, herbicides, fungicides
and other chemicals are almost totally useless. They always test
only single chemicals and never multiple exposures in the way we are
exposed to them in real life.
Let me just take a
moment to say that one of the best independent web sites of a
nonprofit “watchdog” agency, where you can read more about our body
burden of toxins, is the
Environmental Working Group. Please support them as they
are monitoring the polluters and looking out for our health and the
health of those we love.
A few of the well researched poisons and some of the places they may
be found in our daily lives include:
in our drinking water, our laundry and, and many
- in some drinking water in place of or in addition to
Fluoride - in our
drinking water, tooth pastes and still used by less
chemicals in our air fresheners, deodorizers and “plug
herbicides and fungicides - in and on our fruits and
vegetables and in our air
such as the mercury in every silver amalgam dental
steroids and antibiotic residues - in our meats, dairy
and farm raised fish
toxic chemicals - in cleaners, polishes and solvents we
use in our homes
poisons in small amounts in the air we breathe (worse
chemicals - in the stain repellents on our new
chemicals that give that “new car” smell
which out gasses from carpeting and press board in our
released from the toner in our copiers and laser
retardant chemicals in our furniture, mattresses, and
different types of chemical “additives” in our foods and
The list above is just
the tip of the iceberg, but I wanted to be sure you
understand how extensive and invasive these chemicals are in our
homes and in our lives.
The conditions for which there is published research documenting the
connections between some of these poisons and diseases include
The MD, PhD experts at
the scientific conferences I attend each year continue to mention a
very important disease link. They keep saying that almost every
degenerative disease, auto immune disease, mental or emotional
condition and a plethora of others, are most likely caused or
greatly aggravated by the numerous toxins in our bodies.
These same toxic
substances are the ones which our industrial society continues to
generate more and more of every year. These same poisons are the
ones which most of us unknowingly (or knowingly) use in our homes
and businesses as well as on our bodies and in our mouths every day.
Luckily, it is possibly to reduce our risks by reducing our body
burden of these chemicals through whole body detoxification.
In most cases I, and numerous other professionals around the world,
have seen numerous symptoms reduce or vanish completely as the
individual’s toxic load is gradually reduced by proper
Remember, in most people, these toxins have been accumulating for
a very long time. Even though the symptoms may have begun only
in the last couple of weeks (or years) this is simply due the body
finally becoming so overloaded that it could no longer handle the
poisoning that had been going on for a lifetime.
It is because of this,
that the detox MUST BE DONE SLOWLY!
Imagine never cleaning
your home for the last 20-50 (or more) years and then having someone
with a commercial vacuum cleaner move through the house. You would
stir up so much dust that you would have to stop immediately and
would be coughing for hours. In the case of detoxification of the
body, it might even send you to the hospital.
Detoxification MUST be
done correctly and slowly. The body must be “prepared” for the detox
process. This is done by using special formulas to help support and
detoxify both your liver and kidneys for a month or more BEFORE
you begin to actually pull toxic chemicals from your tissues,
into your blood, for elimination through these two organs.
I always make it VERY
CLEAR to my patients and students that the goal is to never rush but
to always be moving forward. The direction (forward-less toxins) is
what is important, not the speed. If you try to build a house in a
month, you will have a mess and not a house.
There are so many benefits to reducing our toxic load that they are
almost endless but a few may include (everyone is different):
less or no
more recuperative sleep
tingling in body parts
of irregular heart beat
smell or taste
The single most
important benefit for many is the huge reduction in the risk of
developing numerous degenerative and even fatal diseases.
If we continue to expose ourselves to all of the same toxins every
day, then it will be a great deal more difficult (and slower) to rid
the body of those which have already accumulated in our tissues.
Learning where these poisons come from and what must be done to
begin the detoxification process is not an extremely complicated
The education will take
a bit of time and a commitment on your part just like any important
thing you have ever decided to learn how to do. The application of
this important knowledge can extend your life, reduce your risks of
numerous extremely undesirable health conditions and make you a much
happier healthier person. I have even seen the detoxification
process save marriages and relationships as it can make huge
differences in emotions as numerous emotion disrupting poisons are
slowly eliminated from the body.
Since the process of detoxification MUST be carried out correctly,
it is not possible to cover it in a short article. Since too many
people will not read a long book, I have produced a very
2 hour video (DVD)
which teaches the process in a clear and easily understandable
manner. Included with the DVD is a CD for your computer. I have
found that it is simply too difficult for viewers to take adequate
notes on a topic like this.
The CD I include contains all of the additional necessary
information in printable PDF format. I have specified the products
which I use in my office with my patients. I have included the doses
and procedures I use and the order that must be followed. I have
included companies from which you should be able to find the
products that I discuss.
In order to be certain
that I DO NOT violate any FDA regulations I do not tell you which
exact product to use.
Since I often use a
different kidney, liver, lymphatic or detox product with different
patients, it would be impossible for me to specify your exact
products on the CD and DVD and I might be violating the FDA’s
treatment doctrine. I do however give you all the best products and
methods of use.
Whichever products you
decide to use, if you should chose to begin a
detoxification program for your health,
you will benefit tremendously. I even give you information on
learning the energetic testing method I use in my office to discover
which exact product is best for each of my patients.
I put a great deal of effort and love into the production of my
DVD’s. I sincerely hope that anyone who views them and makes use the
knowledge I provide, will get all the benefits they are seeking.
I would wish you good luck, but it is my expert experience that luck
has little to do with better health. Proper and valid knowledge
combined with correct and orderly application of the knowledge are
the keys to almost every goal in life.
Improved health is no
different and so I wish you the desire to improve your health and
the necessary effort to carry out this important desire.
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