Your body must run clean on the inside, and it will do everything in its power to cleanse itself continuously. Disease occurs when cleansing gets behind on the job, and cannot keep up with the toxins it needs to expel. So the challenge is to 1) limit the number of toxins the body is exposed to, and 2) to strengthen the cleansing process. Following are ways we can do that, and we have created an entire website devoted to Vibrant Health
Detoxifying Our Inner Man
Since health begins in our hearts and works its way out, we need to begin the process of health by detoxifying our hearts (Prov. 4:23). They are designed by God to run on faith, hope and love (1 Cor. 13:13). Any opposite of faith, hope and love is a toxin in our hearts and damages our health. It is highly unlikely that any amount of good nutrition or exercise will overcome the negative effects of a toxin in your heart (Ps. 31:10).
If you abide in Christ (Ps. 15 and Jn. 15) the result is that you will be abiding in faith, hope and love. Psalm 15 says we must not “take up a reproach against our friend.” It contaminates your heart and will mess up your health. Click here for a free 15-page booklet by Albert Zehr titled “Dealing With Offense.”
The best definition I have heard for knowing when a hurt is healed is “when God has shown you the gifts He has produced through it.” Therefore one of my questions has now become: "Lord, what gifts have You brought through this situation?" I tune to flow, journal out what He shows me and post it at eye level so I see that, and it displaces the offense. I ask for God to circumcise my heart, and cut out the anger and bitterness and resentment and unforgiveness, and give me a new heart of love and forgiveness, honor, respect and mercy. And He does answer these honest prayers.
Two-way journaling and Prayers that Heal the Heart are the two main methods I use for removing toxins from my heart. Forgiveness extended toward all (self, God, others) is absolutely key in removing toxins from our spirits. Repentance and extending forgiveness also remove anchors utilized by demons which make deliverance easier. Demons also function as toxins to our health. Jesus showed that much sickness was connected to demons (Lk. 9:1).
If you do two-way journaling, you will experience how much God loves you and how unconditional His love is. This will transform your heart and greatly impact your health. One study found that “Patients who believed that God was punishing them, didn’t love them, didn’t have the power to help, or felt their church deserted them, experience 19% to 28% greater mortality [death] during the two-year period following hospital discharge.”
Detoxifying Our Environments
100,000 toxic chemicals have now been approved by the EPA, and they contaminate everything. Even mother's breast milk is contaminated with these toxic chemicals. One 2005 study by the Environmental Working Group (EWG) found that blood samples from newborns contained an average of 287 toxins. Of these, 180 are known to cause cancer in humans or animals, 217 are toxic to your brain and nervous system, and 208 have been found to cause birth defects or abnormal development in animal tests.
So we must do everything we can to remove toxins from our environments. Personally, we have installed air and water purifiers. We have also purchased devices which protect us from EMF waves (check them out here). We use Melaleuca non-toxic soaps and household cleansers and I am a Melaleuca distributer if you want to contact me to get products at wholesale. We also use Miracle II soap/shampoo.
We search out dentists who use non-toxic fillings and do not perform root canals (which trap bacteria inside the dead tooth, weakening the immune system). Check out this website on How to Find a Biological Dentist that Can Treat You Holistically and learn why you do not want toxic mercury amalgam fillings in your teeth.
Detoxing Our Food and Water
We seek to consume whole, organic living food (and drinks), rather than dead food in a box which is flooded with chemicals. GMO seeds have altered the gluten content of wheat from 2% to 19% making carbs toxic for many people. So now, even our bread is destroyed! Chlorine and fluoride are toxic poisons and are now in our drinking water along with many other chemicals and pesticides and hormones which have come from water run-off. We put Cellyte Detox into everything we drink, and on any skin eruptions.
Here is an interesting blog - Broccoli-Sprout Beverage Helps Detoxify Environmental Pollutants.
This articles shows that out of the approximately 200 nations in the world, 15 countries have embraced GMO foods, and 12 nations have partially or completely banned GMO foods.
This article shows that five percent of the world’s population drinks fluoridated water, and there is no difference in tooth decay. Ninety-eight percent of Europe has banned water fluoridation. On April 27, 2015 the U.S. has reduced the amount of recommended fluoride in water from a range of 0.7 to 1.2 ppm to no more than 0.7 ppm.
Cleansing Our Bodies' Organs to Function at Peak Capacity
There are a number of cleanses which we seek to do. They are listed here. Of course, God’s best detox program is fasting. Fasting for three days has been proven to regenerate the entire immune system. A 10-day fast is much more complete in restoring health and we would recommend adding lemons, cayenne pepper and maple syrup to the water as described in this 10-day Lemonade Master Cleanse which we have done numerous times. We also highly recommend Beyond Diet's Super Cleanse and it appears this may become our favorite cleanse.
Here is an interesting and highly recommended series of blogs on cleanses, detoxing and fasting.
So we will do the ten day 800 calorie Lemonade-Master Cleanse, which results in not only great cleansing, but the loss of ten pounds. Then since we have been on a liquid diet, it is easier to move into the three day water fast, which the Bible says will “cause your health to spring forth speedily” (Isa. 58:6-10) and science has proven will reboot the entire immune system. Wow! Try it. You will be lighter, healthier and feeling awesome!
"Is this not the fast which I choose, to loosen the bonds of wickedness, to undo the bands of the yoke, and to let the oppressed go free and break every yoke? Is it not to divide your bread with the hungry and bring the homeless poor into the house; When you see the naked, to cover him; and not to hide yourself from your own flesh? Then your light will break out like the dawn, and your recovery will speedily spring forth; and your righteousness will go before you; the glory of the LORD will be your rear guard. Then you will call, and the LORD will answer; you will cry, and He will say, 'Here I am.' If you remove the yoke from your midst, the pointing of the finger and speaking wickedness, and if you give yourself to the hungry and satisfy the desire of the afflicted, then your light will rise in darkness and your gloom will become like midday." (Isa. 58:6-10)
Go Deeper - Get Healthy!
Check out this entire blog series on Vibrant Health! - Miracles PLUS Gifts of Healings. Working through this series on health is ideal for both individuals and groups. The more we take responsibility for ourselves - spirit, soul and body - the healthier we become! Won't you join me in living to at least 100 in vibrant health?
Here is one medical center which focuses on helping you detox.
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Fasting for Spiritual Discernment
I'm interested in fasting but not interested in losing weight. I am needing God's insight concerning my daughter's recent diagnosis. How can I fast properly and not shed pounds and not get sick doing it. My husband has purchased me a juicer for Christmas. I have not opened it yet, but want to start fasting by juicing. I need wisdom, and I need God's way. Is the lemon fast appropriate for someone who is not wanting to lose weight? Thanks for your quick reply
Fasting for spiritual reasons
by Mark Virkler
Fasting is excellent for sharpening spiritual senses. Fasting also tends to normalize your body, So if you don't need to lose weight, you likely will not lose much weight. Hunger pains go away by day 4 and will not return until starvation sets in, so when they do return, you want to quit fasting immediately.
You can do a liquid fast with your juicer, and that way you will be receiving all the nutrition you need, so you will not be losing weight.
Since wisdom comes through a multitude of counselors, so get input from several holistic natural health professionals.
Fasting for spiritual reasons
Thank you very much for your counsel. I will check into some holistic natural health professionals. Who would you recommend for juicing properly and with the most enjoyable recipes? I've tried some juicing with my blender and the recipes I used were not good tasting. It's possible that a juicer would do a better job.
Where to get recipes for DELICIOUS smoothie, healthy drinks
by Mark Virkler
I placed an answer to this question in this blog: http://www.cwgministries.org/blogs/it-only-takes-10-days-good-nutrition-...
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