Once the intestinal lining is on the mend and the liver has been flushed, your body is now ready to begin processing and detoxifying chemicals that have been stored in the cells, tissue, and organs of your body. The body has an ingenious mechanism for storing toxins, in a way that minimizes that harm they cause to your body. The body hides away toxins mainly in the fatty tissue, bones, and organs of the body, preventing them from circulation through your bloodstream, causing additional harm. This storage mechanism is not fool proof however, as the toxins do continue to have a deleterious effect on various systems of the body, and can cause systemic inflammation in your body as the immune system tries to fight off these foreign substances.
Heavy metals, pesticide residue, plastics, and other chemicals are the toxins being targeted through this cleanse, and it can take some time to draw all of the toxins from the body. This is an ongoing cleanse, and one which requires patience and consistency. A common occurrence during this cleanse is what is often referred to as the “healing reaction,” whereas your body experiences the negative effects from the chemicals as they are reintroduced back into your blood stream on their way out of your system. This is why having a healthy intestinal tract and liver is crucial–these two organs help extricate chemicals from the body in the most efficient manner. The bentonite clay is one of the most important supplements during this cleanse, as it will absorb toxins as they pass through the intestines, preventing them from being reabsorbed as they pass through the gut. Here are the supplements to begin taking for the deep tissue cleanse. Be sure to drink plenty of water throughout the day and to get adequate rest as your body detoxifies.
Vitamin C, MSM, Mushroom Optimizer–These supplements will support your body in detoxing and healing. Vitamin C and MSM can be increased to daily doses of 6000 mg, divided into three dosages throughout the day. Increase slowly over the course of two weeks, cutting back if the healing reaction becomes too intense. The mushroom optimizer can be increased to 6 pills a day to aid the immune system in flushing out the toxins.
Health force Nutritionals Vitamineral Green Powder –This blend of green superfoods is designed to gently detoxify the body while supplying your tissue and cells with essential minerals, vitamins, and nutrients. Begin by taking a teaspoon of the powder a day mixed in water. Be sure to take this on an empty stomach at least an hour after the bentonite clay–otherwise the clay will absorb the supplement, negating its beneficial properties. Over the course of a few weeks, increase your daily dosage to 1-2 tablespoons, depending on how your body responds. In order to avoid developing a potential allergic reaction to any of the components of the green powder, you may consider taking a day or two off from the supplement each week.
Nascent iodine–Iodine is crucial for detoxifying the soft tissue within the thyroid. Most people are deficient in iodine, which can eventually lead to hormonal imbalance and thyroid dysfunction. While thyroid medications are often prescribed for hyperthyroidism and hypothyroidism, it is a deficiency in iodine which is commonly part of the thyroid imbalance (in addition to a leaky gut and backlogged liver–to be covered in greater depth in “healing the thyroid” module.