So you were diagnosed with cancer. Your oncologist authoritatively declared that your ‘best options’ were chemotherapy, radiation therapy, or surgery. You decided to follow conventional medicine and completed the treatments as recommended because you felt it was the right thing to do. Now that you’re finished with chemotherapy and radiation therapy, what’s next?
First thing first. Take a deep breath. Better yet, take some time off work to appreciate the tremendous journey you’ve been on. Although your journey isn’t over yet, this phase is, which means that right now is an important time to regroup. You’ve already discovered that having cancer is an emotional rollercoaster ride because of the constant doctor appointments, dealing with family members, and your own personal realization of what just happened to you.
One of the most important factors after your cancer diagnosis is to realize the emotional, mental, and spiritual connection to what may have caused an imbalance. Dr. Ryker Geerd Hamer, MD paused to reflect, he discovered the correlation between the traumatic experience of losing his son and his physical ailments.
Dr. Hamer’s Story
The Hamers were a normal family with four children (two girls and two boys), until August, 1978, when a devastating event shook their lives. An Italian Prince of the House of Savoy accidentally shot their son Dirk while he was asleep on a boat anchored on the island of Cavallo. Dirk’s battle with death lasted for almost four months, while his father watched over him day and night. Dirk died in his father’s armson December 7, 1978.
Shortly after Dirk’s death, Dr. Hamer was diagnosed with testicular cancer. He was never seriously ill in his whole life, nor did he have a family history of cancer. He came to the conclusion that the cancer was directly related to the unexpected loss of his son. He later named this conflict the "Dirk Hamer Syndrome", (DHS), a serious, acute-dramatic and isolating biological conflict shock experience that catches one unexpectedly. Once Dr. Hamer realized the connection with his grief and his cancer, he healed himself and went on to help thousands of others.(1)
Fastest Way To Detox From Chemo
After taking time to rebalance yourself emotionally, mentally, and spiritually, it’s time to go onto the next phase of your healing journey, which is to detox your body from the toxic side-effects of the chemotherapy and radiation therapy. Whether you’ve had one treatment or many, or whether it’s been one year or several years, the toxins stay in your body for a very long time.
The fastest way to eliminate the toxins after chemotherapy is to sweat. In a 2011 study, noted in the Archives of Environmental and Contamination Toxicology, (2) “Many toxic elements appeared to be preferentially excreted through sweat. Presumably stored in tissues, some toxic elements readily identified in the perspiration of some participants were not found in their blood serum. Induced sweating appears to be a potential method for eliminating toxic chemicals from the human body”
Those who exercise and sweat for 30 minutes daily are getting their residual toxins from chemo out faster than another detox method available.
If you don’t sweat readily, here are quick tips to get you sweating:
Dry Skin Brush. This simple, cost effective therapy was first used centuries ago when Greek wrestlers dry brushed their body with a loofah sponge before they wrestled. Why did they do this? Because they learned that by opening their skin pores and allowing their skin to breathe at maximum capacity, they had more energy.
The other major benefit of this therapy is that it stimulates the lymphatic system which is made up of small lymph nodes located throughout your body. These are especially clustered around the armpits, chest, groin, and behind the knees. Unlike the circulatory system, which depends on the heart to pump blood throughout the body, the lymph system does not have its own pump. This means that your lymph fluids leak into your lymph system and get pushed along by your body’s muscle motion into your lymph nodes. Basically, the two means of moving lymph are exercise and skin brushing.
When there are too many toxins entering into the body at one time, such as with chemotherapy, the body quickly goes into protective mode. One quick action your body takes is to circulate the toxins away from your organs via the lymph vessels. However, if too many toxins flood the body, the lymph nodes will swell to protect the body from further damage.
Dry brushing your skin, stimulates the lymph system to move toxins along which eventually exit through your elimination channels.
How To Start Your Chemo Cleanse
Whenever you start cleansing and detoxing your body from harsh poisons such as chemo, it’s vital that all the organs are ‘open’ and have a clear channel to eliminate the toxins as they are released from your body. Your elimination organs include:
Your liver and lymph system play a big part in filtering out toxins too. Your liver especially takes a hard hit when starting on your detox journey. It’s easy to just do a ‘Liver Flush’ which is basically drinking olive oil followed by lemon juice. But this is much too stressful to the body causing such symptoms like headaches, fatigue, dizziness, and nausea.
It’s much easier to simply cleanse your colon either by doing a Colon Hydrotherapy session with a professional therapist (you can find one here: http://i-act.org) or to do your own Coffee Enema at home.
Once your colon cleanse is started, you can then go to your next step which is to take herbs that stimulate your liver. These herbs will stimulate, tone, and rebuild your liver so that it can release the stored up toxins from the chemotherapy. These are a few of the best bitter herbs which can be taken as a tea or taken in capsule form :
· Dandelion Root
· Oregon Grape Root
· Turkey Rhubarb Root
· Yellowdock Root
The Most Effective Way To Detox Chemo
To get the biggest bang for your buck, it is best to use a multi-faceted approach because one therapy is not better than another, which is why combining them provides the best results. When you combine a daily routine of sweating, taking detox baths, eating the right diet, cleansing your colon and liver and most of all, focusing on your emotional, mental, and spiritual well-being your body will release the toxins slowly with the least amount of stress!
Do a little each day. It’s wise to remember that this is YOUR healing journey!
Judy Seeger became involved in the alternative medicine field 35 years ago when her own health challenges overcame her. Chronic fatigue to chronic colds kept her down most of her days until she began studying with world famous teachers who changed her life. She went on to become a naturopath, researcher, author and director of two holistic health clinics, where she saw thousands of people’s lives healed through her 3 Step Cleanse System.
Judy is now retired focusing on international speaking, and teaching her message of healing world-wide, most especially through her video tutorials and online tv show, DetoxandRecharge.tv where she now has over 1.8 million viewers. Her passion is matched by her excellent health and to bring the message that detoxing and cleansing can raise everyone's level of well-being.