Finally spring has come, I hope that you enjoy it and spend a lot of time in Nature 🙂
Despite the beautiful weather, many people may feel weakness, deterioration of the skin and hair condition, increased drowsiness, and irritability. Winter has been difficult for everybody, but we do not have to wait idly until it passes, just take things into your own hands. Nature is waking up to life again and we are a part of it. Some people have more serious problems than the swollen eyes and lack of energy and further medications only hide the symptoms.
People often focus on the superficial signs and they want prompt solutions.
We spend hundreds, thousands and tens of thousand of dollars for cosmetic and surgical treatments, doctors, pills, injections, you name it. But if you do not take care of what is inside you, it will make no sense. This can be compared to a building which has still the sewer clogged. No matter how a fashionable interior designer would arrange it with taste, buy the most expensive furniture and accessories, clogged pipes would ruin everything. You can imagine. The idea is that if you do not take care of your “pipes” and filters then you will be clogged with dirt from the inside and become a ticking time bomb.
Why detox is important?
Many dieticians discourage any kind of cleansing treatments, claiming that we have proper organs like the liver, kidneys, spleen, lungs, skin, etc. and it’s their job to do it. Nature is never wrong. So why bother of detox? Nature did not intend, however, that we consume refined, denatured food produced in a lab full of preservatives, flavor enhancers, steroids, hormones and pesticides. We should not inhale the vapors of chemical detergents to clean our homes and toxic paint on the walls, as well as the use of all kinds of cosmetics based on petroleum or take medicines as candies filling our teeth with mercury, breathe polluted air, dealing with electromagnetic smog, car noise and living in constant stress.
The fact that we survive in the modern world is almost a miracle and we should be grateful to our bodies for this hard work.
Our body is programmed to live and prosper . However all these additional difficulties slow down its work , so bombing it all the time, day after day, under damaging conditions , which we call civilization, makes it no more able to complete the task. Often we do not realize it , but day after day, year after year, problems could arise just by creating deposits and literally we “sweep the problem under the carpet” .
Therefore, I believe that detox is necessary. If we allow our body to take a break from the constant digestion, it will sweep away all the garbage from the deep. If someone eats traditionally I would recommend to stop eating the animal products , fried and processed fats , sweets, alcohol and other drugs (if prescribed by a doctor, consult with him) a few days before. Do not be too afraid of a lack of nutrients , which so often scare specialists. Detox lasts a short period of time and, being our tissues contaminated , even eating a highly nutritious food, we are not able to absorb the ingredients.
At the beginning of each detox you may feel headache , weakness or hunger , which is caused by the release of toxins , deep within the tissues to the blood. If you continue the detox, the headache and hunger will end after 2-3 days .
When it comes to nutrient deficiency , which scares some nutritionists , I believe that every day you should pay attention to this , and a few days or weeks, certainly it will do us no harm. It will also heal the digestive system and improve the absorption of substances , which are often not assimilated , due to the contamination.
People with serious illnesses related to drug medication are recommended to contact a positively oriented doctor before and during treatment.
I will describe some of the key ways, in my opinion, to carry out purification. Today I want to introduce you one of the ways to cleanse the body .
Diet of Dr. Ewa Dabrowska – vegetable diet
MD Ewa Dabrowska – a long standing employee of the Medical University of Gdansk, where she worked until 1999 as a lecturer in the Department of Internal Medicine. She conducted research in immunology in 1978, and gained a doctorate in medical science.
In 1992, she wrote a paper “The importance of immunological disorders in late cutaneous porphyria”, which was to serve as the basis for a habilitation dissertation. The dissertation hasn’t been written, because the conclusions of this paper turned her attention to the priority of the, so far unappreciated, role of nutrition in the treatment of the diseases of civilization. She decided to develop, prove and practice her theory.
The result of this research was to develop an innovative vegetable- fruit diet, which not only has detoxifying qualities but also and supports one’s own self-healing mechanisms.
The vegetable-fruit diet which essential is fasting treatment, is used as an interim treatment, provides enzymes, microelements and vitamins, positively alcalizes and detoxifies enhances their own self healing mechanism to restore body balance.
Principles of vegetable-fruit diet treatment
The vegetable- fruit diet is composed exclusively of low-starch and low-sugar plants, such as:
- root vegetables (carrots , beets, celery , radish, parsley , horseradish)
- brassicas ( cabbage, cauliflower ) , onion, garlic, leeks.
- cucurbits (cucumbers , especially pickled , squash , pumpkin )
- leafy (lettuce , celery , herbs and spices )
- nightshades (tomatoes , peppers )
- fruits (apples, grapefruits, lemons )
- sea salt
In comparison with traditional nutrition it provides five times fewer calories (800 kcal / day) and also protein and carbohydrates, and fat is 20 – fold lower, and therefore it is a kind therapeutic medically supervised fasting. During such a restrictive diet the entire metabolism switches to burning, cleansing and regeneration. The urine shows a trace of acetone, since acetone and other ketone bodies are formed in the process of burning fat, and is used as fuel for the brain during fasting. The process has a powerful self-healing potential.
The basic fuel for the brain is glucose, and its provisions in the body are low, mainly as glycogen in the liver and it is only enough for one day of fasting. Because glucose is essential for the brain, that is why during the diet all deposits of protein that is damaged, degenerated or dead cells, tissue, blood clots, tumors, abscesses, scars, etc.are turned into glucose. This kind of transformation is called “internal nutrition”. Adherence to the diet results in the subsiding of the feeling of hunger. Often, the desire for sweets, meat and other drugs disappears. The reason for the absence of hunger is the shut- off of the hunger center, which is located in the cerebral medulla. When 800 kcal are exceeded, which can happen in case of enriching the diet with high-calorie foods, such as raisins or dates, the hunger center may turn on and the feeling of hunger may return. In this case, the process of internal nutrition and self-medication is interrupted.
Sometimes, it can be observed, even in early stages of the diet how quickly the body removes all protein deposits, thyroid nodules, including nodules at the joints of the toe decrease , contractures and stiffness of joints retreat and mobility improves. We observed in our patients as locked in bent-hand fingers or legs, that were supposed to be operated, straightened up after two weeks of the diet. Similarly, a long-lasting contracture in the elbow in a patient suffering for 15 years of rheumatoid retreated after three weeks of the diet.
The body is purified and also by the excretion of mucus, the symptoms may be temporary cold, mucus in the stool or urine. Sinuses are cleaned by an abundant flow of mucous – purulent secretion even with a bit of blood.
One of the major mechanisms of fasting is to unblock the blocked genes, which are located on chromosomes in the nucleus of every cell. A group of American researchers from the University of Madison, headed by prof. Richard Weindruch made a discovery that caloric restriction restores the activity of the inactive genes and enzymes, which are a” product” of genes. Restoring of activity of the genes starts the general regeneration, promotes rejuvenation, stops cancer and prolongs life. Together, with the gene unblocking goes the normalization of all biochemical research, since the norm is written in the genes. Thus, in our group of patients with coronary artery disease, the too high cholesterol level, the so called “bad” LDL reached the normal level after 6 weeks of the diet, while the “good” HDL cholesterol increased in the meantime, and also reached normal range. These are the regulations at the gene level.
At one patient, who for 27 years, suffered for the splitting finger nail we noticed the regeneration of the cartilage, only after a few weeks of the diet. This observation proves the unlocking of genes of the nail matrix that were mechanically damaged.
In another case, thanks to a six-week diet the loss of cartilage in the knee joint were restored, and the patient has avoided the knee replacement surgery. She has been healthy and fit for 11 years now.
The course of the treatment with the vegetable- fruit diet – recuperative crises.
At the beginning of the treatment, with the detoxification of the body, there can appear short “recuperative crises”, such as weakness, headache, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, fever, etc., which are the result of the release of toxins from the tissues and infiltrating into the blood. Persons who have previously applied cleansing therapies, or have a healthy lifestyle, usually do not have any crises.
In the group of 320 of patients was observed the following crises: headache (45%), abdominal pain (43%), diarrhea (34%), arthralgia, insomnia and dizziness (20%), skin lesions (5%). The symptoms of the “recuperative crises” usually occur at the beginning of the diet, then, often disappear spontaneously and usually require no treatment; which is associated with the mobilization of the self-healing mechanisms. If you get headaches or other ailments can do bowel cleansing (enema), because then the body gets rid of large amounts of toxins, especially with the bile and then health improves rapidly. It is also helpful to do physical activity and drink more water. In patients with constipation enemas and hydrokolonotherapy treatments are helpful.
Patients suffering from gastric illness may experience diarrhea at the beginning of the diet, which is the result of exfoliating of the old, atrophied intestinal epithelium, and at the same time the healthy epithelium regenerates. Recovery time is only 36 hours. Since then, patients usually can eat raw vegetables and fruit without any problems.
In the case of latent foci of bacteria during the diet some inflammatory symptoms may appear: chills, fever, pain, swelling, redness, increased ESR, antibodies, inflammatory proteins, etc. These symptoms should spontaneously disappear after a few days. These are good signs; they are the evidence of the increased activity of the immunity system in recognizing and killing the bacteria.
After the crises most often a gradual improvement of wellbeing and disease regression are observed.
The role of food intolerance in the treatment of autoimmune diseases
In some patients, especially those with diseases in immunology, endocrinology, gastroenterology, neurology, some of the remains of the undigested food proteins can pass through the leaky gut barrier (so-called leaky gut) into the bloodstream, where they stimulate the production of antibodies (IgG). They are the so called food intolerances. Identification of such foods can be carried out with the use of a test for food intolerances (Food Detective).
A similarity between the undigested dietary proteins and the body’s own proteins can lead to autoimmunity, i.e. the destruction by antibodies one’s own tissues; it happens in case of thyroid disease (Hashimoto’s), liver (autoimmune hepatitis), arthritis (rheumatoid rheumatism), muscles, etc. Identification and exclusion of these foods from the diet was crucial in our experience; it was a breakthrough in the treatment of many chronic and even incurable diseases.
To illustrate the above, we present some cases of autoimmune disease in which the exclusion of intolerable foods (on the basis of the test for food intolerance) and applying the vegetable- fruit diet restored health.
Example 1. A fifteen years old boy was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis. The boy had pain and effusion in the knee joints and with the absence of treatment effects was qualified to a wheelchair. He did not accept the disability and looked for other methods of treatment. For six weeks he applied the vegetable – fruit diet; he began to eat healthily, stopped eating sweets, pizza. All symptoms subsided. For 13 years, he felt well, he returned, periodically to the vegetable- fruit diet. He decided that he was completely healed, so he returned to the old style of food such as dough, pizza, meat. Unfortunately, the disease returned, the pain, swelling and stiffness were back. He had to use crutches again. We recommended the vegetable diet – fruit and a test for food intolerances. Test showed intolerance to gluten, rye and yeast. After applying the vegetable – fruit diet for a few weeks end the exclusion of the intolerable foods, the pain subsided. Today, he is 30 years old, feels good, observes a healthy diet, and is fully fit.
Example 2. A woman aged 38 was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis three years ago. Since then, paralysis of limbs and paralysis of sphincters continued. She could only move her arm to the chest. Her speech center was also paralyzed, she could not utter a single word, she mumbled. She was completely helpless; she was in a wheelchair. All kinds of treatment were ineffective. The vegetable- fruit diet did not bring the expected results. We recommended a test for food intolerances, which showed intolerance to gluten, yeast, and intolerance of most vegetables. We understood that this intolerance was the cause of the absence of effects of the vegetable – fruit. It was necessary to eliminate the foods which the body couldn’t tolerate. She took periodic water fasting and started to gradually add the vegetables which were tolerated. After 2 months a gradual improvement could be noticed: limb paralysis subsided, impaired balance retreated, nystagmus and speech problems disappeared. Also, the CT examination of the brain was much better. Also, the level of the prolactin hormone normalized, which caused the disappearance of the cyst in the breast. Now, two years passed, she is fine was able to return to work, drives a car, and often repeats the vegetable- fruit diet treatment.
Example 3: A nun at the age of 37, 10 years ago, suffered from paralysis of the left hand arm and leg. With a crutch she could only drag her still leg and her left arm hanged paralyzed. When she applied the vegetable- fruit diet after 2.5 months, gradually, the mobility of the paralyzed leg and hand began to return. However, the fingers of her left hand remained motionless. After another 1.5 months of the diet she could reject the crutches and started to walk freely. Muscular atrophy of the shoulder and arms retreated, back pain also subsided; previously she could not even turn in her bed. The cause of the paralysis was the carotid and vertebral artery thrombosis. Ultrasonography performed after the diet showed restoring of arterial patency. Carotid artery still remained blocked, and the left hand was motionless. She made a test for food intolerances, which demonstrated intolerance to gluten. The exclusion of gluten from the diet, and frequent repetition of the vegetable- fruit diet treatments restored the mobility of the left hand fingers. The diet also proved an effective method of treatment of other ailments like: obesity, high blood pressure and high cholesterol, fibroids disappeared, the vision improved from 3 A to 0, 75 diopters. The patient often applies the vegetable- fruit diet treatment and is on a gluten-free diet.
Example 4: A thirteen years old girl suffered from pain and muscle weakness of legs for three months. She could not get up from a sitting or kneeling position, or climb the stairs. A blood test showed that the necrosis of muscle enzymes were eight times higher the standard, which indicated an autoimmune muscle inflammation. The test for food intolerance confirmed gluten, milk, eggs, carrots and citrus intolerance. An attempt of three weeks of vegetable – fruit diet treatment was made, and the not tolerated fruits and vegetables were excluded; then an elimination diet was introduced. Already after the vegetable – fruit diet was applied a dramatic improvement could be observed. Full efficiency of the leg muscles returned, and all muscle necrosis enzymes normalized. Today, it’s been two years of her observing the vegetable – fruit diet eliminating the intolerable foods; and she often has multi-day vegetable- fruit diet treatments. She is healthy and fit.
Example 5: A 54 years old patient with hypothyroidism and thyroid atrophy in the autoimmune thyroiditis – Hashimoto disease. She had high values of thyroid antibodies about 1300 for 7 years. She also had the “dry eye „syndrome, which was a result of autoimmune lacrimal gland inflammation. For 4 years she had left-hand weakness because of tick-borne encephalitis (Lyme disease). She moved in a wheelchair. She also suffered from severe pain in the heart, she had two heart attacks, had high blood pressure, which came to 240/160, high cholesterol of 400 mg / dl, frequent infections, bronchitis and kidney disease, kidney stones, and strong back pains. She was hospitalized 60 times, 30 times in the intensive care unit. She accidentally learned about the vegetable- fruit diet, and she immediately applied it. Within half a year, she conducted four six -week courses of the dietary treatments, taking a three- week break after each treatment.
Already after 6 weeks of the diet thyroid antibodies disappeared and the thyroid, which was in the decay started to regenerate. After further treatments the left-hand weakness receded; she could now walk, dance, ride a bike. The scars on the skin after nine operations have become thin and almost invisible. The scars after myocardial infarction, which were traced in the previous study ECG, disappeared. She no longer had heart pain or shortness of breath. The syndrome of “dry eye” disappeared; she now has tears, doesn’t have any infection or nephrolithiasis, her eyesight improved by 4.5 diopters. The patient regained full health, doesn’t take any drugs, frequently returns to the vegetable- fruit diet treatment. She follows the elimination diet, the test showed a strong intolerance to gluten and milk. The observation has lasted for 4 years.
Example 6: In our patient who mainly ate meat, had a sallow complexion, and constantly felt tired, we noticed that her cells, viewed under the microscope with dark field of vision, were stuck together. The vegetable- fruit diet was applied. After two weeks of the diet the blood picture normalized; the strength returned and her complexion improved.