Confirmed: Sweating Removes Deadly Chemicals From The Body

A promising new study confirms that the simple act of sweating may go a long way in removing dangerous industrial chemicals from our bodies.

In a day and age where chemical and radiation exposures from industrial pollution are ubiquitous and virtually unavoidable, it behooves us all to find ways to minimize exposure to them as well as to reduce their complex toxicities.

But how do we begin the process of detoxifying vis-a-vis exposure to tens of thousands of novel new synthetic compounds that have been introduced into the environment over the past century, and by virtue of that fact, have been accumulating in our bodies since we’ve been in the womb?

Just so the reader gets a sense for the true magnitude of the problem, I will refer back to an article I wrote in 2012 entitled, “Crude Awakening: Mineral Oil Contaminates Everyone’s Bodies,” wherein I reported on how petroleum-derived ingredients in cosmetics and even foods are accumulating in our bodies and causing profound adverse health issues: (more…)

Benefits of a Salt Water Flush, Plus a Homemade Recipe

Salt water flush - Dr. Axe

You’re surely familiar with a colon cleanse, even if you’ve never done one. But did you know a salt water flush is a simple, safe and effective way to detox the body and cleanse the colon from the comfort of your own home? It’s true.

By drinking a beneficial mixture of real sea salt dissolved in water (sometimes along with a little lemon juice), you’re able to push waste through the body, release toxins and improve digestion.

Sound a bit crazy? This method of colon and stomach cleansing has actually been used for many years, and it appears to be a lot safer than many commercial colon-cleansing drugs, laxative teas or diuretics. Below, we explore why this is and how to perform a salt water flush.


What Is a Salt Water Flush?

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Modified Citrus Pectin Fights Cancer

Pectin is a fiber found in citrus, apples and other fruit. The pectin found in citrus fruits—but only in a modified form—has been the subject of a significant amount of cancer research.

For pectin to be absorbed by the body, rather than passing through the colon as bulk, it must be artificially modified to a low molecular weight.

Modified citrus pectin (MCP) is the result of pH and temperature modification that breaks the pectin into shorter-chained carbohydrates that dissolve more readily in water and are better absorbed by the body.

Modified Citrus Pectin May Prevent the Spread of Cancer

As early as 1992, the Journal of the National Cancer Institute published the finding of a reduction in the spread of melanoma in mice given modified citrus pectin.1 The journal later published studies showing an ability to inhibit prostate cancer and breast cancer in rats and mice.2-3

A study involving 13 men with prostate cancer found that PSA doubling time (a measure of prostate cancer progression) increased in seven of ten men who consumed MCP for a year in comparison with pretreatment values,demonstrating a reduction in cancer progression.4

The theory behind the use of MCP for the prevention of metastasis involves the disruption of galectin-3, which encourages cancer cells to clump together and form new blood vessels.

Galectin-3 enables cells to recognize and interact with each other. The administration of pectin prevents the interaction of galectins, thereby reducing cancer cell adherence, aggregation, and migration.

Modified Citrus Pectin Has Detoxifying Qualities

Research shows modified citrus pectin also reduces the body’s heavy metal burden.

In a study of healthy individuals, 15 grams of modified citrus pectin were taken daily for five days followed by 20 grams on the sixth day of the study. Twenty-four hour urine samples were collected and were analyzed for heavy metals.5

Urinary arsenic excretion increased by 130%, cadmium excretion increased by 150%, and lead by 560%. In a subsequent study of children with lead poisoning, 15 grams of MCP per day for one month resulted in a 161% average decease in blood lead levels.6

The Bottom Line

Metal toxicity and cancer may both benefit from modified citrus pectin and future research will undoubtedly uncover more uses for this remarkable fiber. In the meantime, feel free to work it into your own supplement regimen, if desired!

References:

  1. J Natl Cancer Inst. 1992 Mar 18;84(6):438-42.
  2. J Natl Cancer Inst. 1995 Mar 1;87(5):348-53.
  3. J Natl Cancer Inst. 2002 Dec 18;94(24):1854-62.
  4. Prostate Cancer Prostatic Dis. 2003;6(4):301-4.
  5. Phytother Res. 2006 Oct;20(10):859-64.
  6. Altern Ther Health Med. 2008 Jul-Aug;14(4):34-8.

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This supplement may protect every organ in your body

supplement store 2(Health Secrets) Can you imagine a supplement that protects every organ in the human body and has no significant side effects? This is the kind of claim that gets the FDA after the supplement industry, but in the case of lipoic acid, there’s plenty of research showing this claim may be true. What makes lipoic acid so special? Unlike drugs which possess a singularly defined molecular mechanism of action, lipoic acid is capable of producing multiple effects from its influence on a single gene.

Lipoic acid is a naturally occurring substance, essential for the function of different enzymes that take part in the mitochondria’s oxidative metabolism. (The mitochondria is the tiny furnace contained in each cell, in which food is burned and energy is produced – it is at the very core of life.) The excess production of free radicals occurring in this process results in oxidative stress being a big factor in the development of degenerative diseases. Lipoic acid has many biochemical functions in the human body to turn this process around:

  • Functioning as antioxidants
  • Chelating active metal ions
  • Protecting against oxidized forms of other antioxidants such as vitamins C and E
  • Modulating signaling transduction in several pathways

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Modified Citrus Pectin Fights Cancer

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Pectin is a fiber found in citrus, apples and other fruit. The pectin found in citrus fruits—but only in a modified form—has been the subject of a significant amount of cancer research.For pectin to be absorbed by the body, rather than passing through the colon as bulk, it must be artificially modified to a low molecular weight.Modified citrus pectin (MCP) is the result of pH and temperature modification that breaks the pectin into shorter-chained carbohydrates that dissolve more readily in water and are better absorbed by the body.

Modified Citrus Pectin May Prevent the Spread of Cancer

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Citrus Juices Found To Contain Antioxidant Capacities Ten Times Higher Than Previously Measured

The antioxidant activity of citrus juices and other foods is undervalued. A new technique developed by researchers from the University of Granada for measuring this property generates values that are ten times higher than those indicated by current analysis methods. The results suggest that tables on the antioxidant capacities of food products that dieticians and health authorities use must be revised.

Orange juice and juices from other citrus fruits are considered healthy due to their high content of antioxidants, which help to reduce harmful free radicals in our body, but a new investigation shows that their benefits are greater than previously thought.

Citrus fruits are very high in vitamin C, which decreases the stress hormone cortisol. Cortisol and testosterone are counterproductive, and even the slightest decrease in cortisol levels will help your body to preserve more of testosterone. They are also anti-estrogenic, and have a aromatase blocking effect. That’s mainly due to compounds called limonenes which have shown promise to both prevent and treat cancer. They effectively inhibit the conversion from testosterone to estrogen. Limonenes also strongly enhance detox enzymes in the liver increasing the body’s ability to process accumulated toxins.

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Citrus Pectin—the New Therapy for Cancer & Heart Disease?

Citrus Pectin

Pectins (derived from the white part under all types of citrus fruit peels) have traditionally been used as thickening and stabilizing agents for stored foods like fruit and berry jams. Scientists now know they’re much more than thickening agents.
A family of rogue proteins travels unchecked in your bloodstream wrecking havoc on your cells. The science sounds like an anarchist’s playbook, but our modern stressful lifestyle and a diet of refined foods unleashes the bad actors of our immune system, including proteins that trigger an inflammatory response.

Rogue proteins target healthy cells and set the stage for disease. These bad actors include amyloids that are associated with Alzheimer’s and diabetes, prions associated with mad cow disease, and galectins associated with chronic inflammation that causes heart disease and accelerates aging.

Today we’ll talk about galectins, and what you do to tame them before they cause problems.

Galtectin-3: A Prime Source of Chronic Disease

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Glutathione—Nature’s First Antioxidant & Master Detoxifier

Goat Whey

Raw goat whey is an excellent source of glutathione.
Glutathione is one of nature’s most powerful antioxidants. It may also be the most useful nutritional supplement, except that it doesn’t absorb well when taken as a pill or in a capsule.
The good news is that your body produces its own glutathione. The bad news is that processed foods, pollution, prescription drugs, stress, trauma, aging, infections, and radiation all deplete glutathione levels.

Low glutathione levels leave you susceptible to unrestrained cell damage from oxidation caused by free radicals, which is associated with chronic infections, cancer, and other chronic diseases. The good news is that we are learning more about glutathione all the time.

What Makes Glutathione So Special?

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