Category : Cleanse

Cleanse Your Body With Raw Foods

A lot of people that have to deal with acne realize that many of the problems that they experience with their skin are directly related to anything that they eat. Eating things that are too acidic or that contain too much sugar can actually cause us to break out even worse than normal. Along with that, it is also necessary for us to cleanse our body in certain ways in order to get rid of the acne altogether. I’m not talking about washing our skin, something that many of us do religiously in an attempt to clear up the problem, I’m talking about cleansing ourselves internally.

Actually, eating properly and cleansing our body go hand-in-hand, more than you might realize. When most of us think about internal cleanses, we consider fasting and other harsh methods that are difficult to stick to but generally have great results. Actually, if you are able to eat raw fruit and vegetables on a daily basis, you’re going to be cleansing your body just the same as if you are fasting. Although the results will not be as dramatic, getting back to the basics in the way that we eat and making sure that we are getting plenty of raw food in our diet is going to go a long way in helping us with our skin.

One of the reasons why it is preferable to cleanse with raw food than with a more radical method is because we are going to detox more slowly. If we have a problem with acne, that is a sign that we have toxins built up on the inside of our body. The last thing that we would want to do is to release those toxins to quickly through an internal cleanse. By eating raw foods, we will be cleansing our body but we will be doing so more slowly. This will allow us to get rid of the toxins without having the negative side effects of cleansing which includes additional problems with our skin.

Of course, after you are able to cleanse yourself with raw foods for some time you may want to also consider doing one of the other cleanses that are available. It is important for you to build your way up to it, however, and to make sure that your body is ready before you do anything that may be considered harsh.

Cleanse Your Liver and Recharge Your Body

When spring comes it is time for a liver cleanse. This is a good time to rejuvenate the liver for the coming year of work. One good way to cleanse the liver is to use herbal teas. They are easy to use and they provide a powerful punch to reawaken the liver.

Here is a herbal formulation for the liver provided by Brigitte Mars (herbalist in Colorado) called “Puri-Tea” which consist of:

· Peppermint, red clover, fennel, licorice
· cleavers, dandelion, oregon grape root, burdock root
· butternut bark, chickweed, parsley root, nettles.

Another liver herbal tea is:

· Fennel Seed (1 part), Fenugreek (1 part)
· Flax Seed (1 part), Licorice Root (1/4 part)
· Burdock (1/4 part), Peppermint (1 part).

Here’s another herbal combination that is good for detoxifying and cleansing the liver:

· Yellow Dock root, Dandelion root, Licorice root
· Red sage, Sarsaparilla, Hyssop
· Pau de Arco, Milk Thistle Seed, Parsley leaf.

Here’s something else you can do for you liver. Buy an extract of Milk Thistle Seed. Then when you make the liver tea’s list here, add 2-3 full droppers of the Milk Thistle Seed extract to the tea.
Here are the effects of some of the herbs listed above.

· fennel seed – white cell formation, acid/alkaline balancing
· peppermint – body cleanser and toner
· red clover – blood purifier
· licorice – adrenal stimulation
· cleavers – anti-infection
· dandelion – cleansing and strengthening
· oregon grape root – cleansing, building
· burdock root – purifying
· nettles – rich in minerals
· chickweed –
· fenugreek – helps to eliminate toxins and mucus
· yellow dock root – cleansing, white cell formation
· pau de arco – cleansing, white cell formation
· milk thistle seed – cleansing, building

You can make these teas yourself or look for a ready made one at a health food store. What I do is buy a 1/2 or 1 oz of each herb. Then I mix one full tablespoon of each herb into a mason jar. Shake it up and its ready to go.
Preparing the tea

Boil 1 1/4 cup of distilled water in a glass container. Add 1 heaping tablespoon of herbal mixture. Let tea sit for 10-15 minutes. Strain and drink when it cools down a little.
Drink one cup of tea before breakfast and one before dinner for about 1-2 months.