by Christina Sarich
29 March 2013
Christina Sarich is
a musician, yogi, humanitarian and freelance writer who
channels many hours of studying
Tzu, Paramahansa Yogananda, Rob Brezny, Miles Davis,
and Tom Robbins into interesting tidbits to help you
Wake up Your Sleepy Little Head, and See the Big
Her blog is
Yoga for the
From the chemtrails being sprayed over
our neighborhoods to the poisons killing our bees and making our
food toxic ‘medicine’ we need a way to purge the deadly elixirs of a
greedy government, owned and run by corporate interests.
For the sake of keeping your attention,
I won’t go on ad nauseam about
oil spills, and
contaminated air and water due to
fracking and mining.
As research since the early 1900s
suggests, our bodies simply cannot handle the level of toxicity in
our environment without some help, though it was originally designed
to cure itself from every conceivable toxin - from heavy metals to
the common cold. We have simply burdened the mechanism so
profoundly, that the intelligence of the human form is being
strained to its acme.
We either learn to adapt to the toxic
environment that our governments so blatantly support, or we die. We
can’t wait for congress or the senate to do the right thing. It’s
time to get radical. It’s time to tell your friends about this, even
if it is absolutely rabble-rousing.
For some time we have been able to
simply ignore, or turn an apathetic ear toward warnings about our
food, air and soil being polluted, but when the EPA and
the FDA, arguably puppet
institutions meant to placate farmers and citizens into thinking
that their concerns over our war-time and consumer-based lifestyles
are benign, states that yes, pesticides ‘are harmful to human
health,’ then its time to pay attention.
That kind of confession is like telling
us the sky is blue. If they didn’t at least state the painfully
obvious, it would be very difficult to maintain even a modicum of
respect in social and political circles.
Most people are already laughing them
out of the room.
Our Blood and Bones
Contain Over 85,000 Different Toxins
We are a toxic world.
Our blood and bones now contain over
85,000 different chemical pollutants.
Depleted uranium from bombs, and nuclear energy sites
like Fukushima, as well as
chemicals as sinister as
Agent Orange and toxic mold are now
part of our genetic make up.
There are too many other toxins to name
here. Their names and devastating health effects could fill books.
These toxins have seeped into our cells, causing cancer, depression
and even insanity.
These pollutants are making our children
less intelligent and slowly breaking down our immune systems until
they can’t even fight a simple virus.
Our hormonal systems are so out of whack
from these toxins that both boys and girls are starting puberty way
too soon, and fetuses are not developing properly. ADHD, ADD, and
Autism are on the rise like never before.
Our bodies are fat and tired too,
because a toxic body can’t metabolize fats and proteins properly.
Channels of Toxic
Under better conditions our bodies can
get rid of toxins through numerous natural channels:
Finger and Toe Nails
In lab tests, extremely high levels of
toxins can be found in a single strand of hair, even in people who
think they live a ‘healthy’ lifestyle - they workout, don’t smoke,
try to eat their vegetables, etc.
Hair is actually one of the most telling
when testing toxicity levels. It even contains remnants of LSD and
cocaine in people who used drugs more than six months prior to
testing. It also shows traces of aluminum, mercury, bismuth, lead,
arsenic, tin, titanium, silver, asbestos, chlorine, tar, uranium and
antimony, just to name a few toxins.
If any of the channels of toxin
elimination are compromised, it can make the body very ill and
eventually cause it to die.
Our liver works diligently to eliminate
toxins through bile production. Our skin, one of the largest
detoxifying channels, is constantly shedding skin cells to rid
itself of poison. Our bowels and digestive organs including the
bladder and kidneys, large and small intestines also work very hard
at keeping us toxin free.
The lymph system keeps T-lymphocyte
cells circulating to help kill foreign invaders like viruses that
come from mold exposure.
Recycling of Toxins
Leads to Disease
The problem is that once the body tries
to get rid of a toxin, repeatedly trying to make it water soluble,
for example, (though this is just one way of eradicating a toxic
poison from our systems) so that it can be excreted, then it starts
to recycle that toxin in an effort to find some channel, any channel
that can expel it properly.
This is how disease starts to happen. A
Russian scientists and naturopath named
Eli Metchnik did extensive research on this phenomenon in
1904. In Ayurvedic medicine this is called the ‘multiply and
localize’ stages of disease development.
A toxin starts to move through blood
plasma, and into the reproductive cycle of cells and tissues, so
wherever you are weakest in your body, you are likely to develop
A disease is ‘born’ in the physical body
when genetic predispositions for disease give way to environmental
stress - i.e. toxicity.
What Can I do to
Detoxify My Body?
Fortunately, there are inexpensive ways
to start to cleanse the bowels, hair, skin, lungs, liver, kidneys,
and even the cells, but it starts with realizing we are toxic.
Then we must take action.
HEPA filter or a High
Quality Air Purifier. You can also spend time in nature,
since trees and flowers act as natural air purifiers.
throwing out all the toxic cleaners we use to spruce up our
Turn to vinegar, baking soda and
citrus, particularly lemon juice, and sunlight.
These four items can clean our
houses (and sometimes us) from top to bottom without causing
depression, hormone disruption, cancer, and a host of other
diseases caused by the carcinogenic and toxic substances in
household cleaners, like
diethanolamine (DEA) and
triethanolamine (TEA) just to start.
Indian sweat lodges aren’t just
for inducing a vision quest. While many people attain
spiritual insights from participating in a sweat lodge, they
also help to clear the mind and body of toxins, so we
naturally become more lucid. You can also use a dry-heat
sauna for the same effect.
Most of us don’t want to skip
even a single meal, but just taking one day off form eating
to allow the body to purge toxins stored in fatty tissue can
make a world of difference.
Fasting has been practiced by
different cultures and religions around the world for
centuries as an effective way to detoxify. Nutritional
cleansing programs like the
Isogenics cleanse include periods of intermittent
fasting (alternating periods of fasting and non-fasting).
There are ancient yogic
teachings, which cleanse the mouth, tongue, trachea, stomach
and intestines by drinking sea-salted water and then
eliminating it. Much like a natural enema,
Shankhaprakshalana helps to clean out the entire intestinal
The term is actually a Sanskrit
word meaning Conch, as in the shell, and it refers to the
circular and winding shape of our internal cavity - from
mouth to anus.
six Shat kriyas or Shat Karmas practiced in Hatha Yoga
These Sanskrit words refer to
six ancient cleansing techniques. Shankhaprakshalana is just
one of them. Some like, Nauli, or stomach churning are
difficult for beginning students, but
Jala Neti, nasal irrigation is easy for almost anyone to
more water, but only if its purified
Many toxins are water soluble,
so if you drink clean, purified water, you can help to
remove them. Just make sure you aren’t drinking unpurified
municipal water, it is often full of hundreds of toxins.
hot then cold water
Bathing in the ocean was
practiced by the Kumu Hula (master teachers) as a means of
purification, but not everyone has ocean front property, so
bathing is a great purification ritual. It is also practiced
all over Japan, Turkey, India, Africa, and Australia, just
to name a few countries with bathing purification traditions
Bathing in first hot water,
expands the blood vessels, and helps the ‘brown’ fat cells
work more efficiently to reduce fat and toxins from the
body. The cold water allows multiple dips, and also allows
us to remain in the hot water longer. If you live near a hot
springs or untainted, natural underground water source, many
of these pools have excellent nutrients in them, which help
to draw toxins out of the body.
Also, just warming the body
improves the lymph system and immune function. Epson salt
baths can help if you don’t have a natural hot springs or
the Dead Sea near you (but even the Dead Sea is becoming
of the myriad natural cleansing products available on the
There are lots of products that
are affordable and help to cleanse everything from the
bowels to the liver.
You can detoxify with green tea,
coffee enemas, and cilantro even. Turmeric is great for
detoxifying the body, as is sour sop fruit. Apple Cider
Vinegar is wonderful and so is lemon juice and ginger.
Shaolin Clay to Draw Impurities From the Skin
Shaolin Monks used a special
clay to help draw impurities from their bodies and to heal
more rapidly from injuries received practicing martial arts.
It was made into a paste with several herbs and placed on
the skin, or ground into powders and taken with herbs (like
Dan Gui, Nan Xing, Bai Zhu, etc.) as an oral herbal
treatment. Clay baths are especially effective at removing
heavy metals and mercury or lead.
Milk Thistle, or Dandelion Root to Detox the Liver
This important organ removes
toxins from our blood stream. These two herbs can greatly
help the liver process toxins before they ever reach the
bloodstream, so that they can be purged from the body via
the feces or urine.
Your Vitamin C
Several studies pointed to a
simple Vitamin C supplement in higher doses (which are safe
since Vitamin C is water soluble) as a very effective means
of detoxiing from Nuclear Fallout.
Aboriginal Kanwa Minerals
...are extracted from bubbling
pools deep in the desert areas of Australia that are full of
hundreds of trace minerals that can help detox the body.
Also known as
Calcium Montmorillonite Clay, this special ‘mud’ can do everything
from absorb bad bacteria to reverse bone decay.
Only because this soil had been
untouched for millions of years, is it filled with important
minerals like calcium, magnesium, potassium, iron, silica
and manganese, as well as other trace elements that help
restore a toxic body.
Even though companies like,
...want to keep pouring toxins into our world and us, we can detox with some simple remedies to make living a healthy possible in
a contaminated world.
We may not be living in a pure
environment, but we can still treat our bodies as temples, and
purify them of the spoils of war and a fast food, pharmaceutical