The Best Detox Cleanse For Lyme Is Not A Product – It’s A Practice
The best detox cleanse for Lyme disease is not a product – it’s a practice. Now how can that be, you might ask, when the internet is glutted with high quality cleanse products, and many Lyme doctors offer a diverse selection of products to support your liver and detox function?
Fair enough. Now it’s my turn to ask you a question – when you take these products, can YOU tell the difference? Are these products working for you – or are they a waste of your precious resources, and more importantly, not doing the job of actually helping with your body’s dire need to clear the disease and toxin burden that makes you feel so sick?
In my holistic clinical practice where I’ve treated hundreds of Lyme patients over the years, when I start to talk about the need for detoxification a new patient might say, “Yeah, I’ve done that.” Or, “Yup, I’m taking some supplements for that.” When I ask what they do, they talk about things like milk thistle, glutathione, or a proprietary cleanse product from their LLMD.
There’s nothing wrong with these herbs or supplements, and in theory if not in practice they really DO support your body on some level. But they fall extremely short of what chronic Lyme patients need to accelerate their healing.
The truth is, real cleansing – the kind that leaves you feeling lighter, energized, younger and more vital – only happens when you put cleansing practices into place, not just rely upon detox products.
In fact, if you are taking lots of pills and powders, your body may detox better without all the supplements, for they are just adding to the internal traffic jam despite their best intentions.
Instead, you want to adopt what I call a holistic cleansing lifestyle. This is a foundational piece of the Uprooting Lyme approach to healing chronic Lyme disease.
Holistic means that we’re dealing with your whole body-mind-spirit when we cleanse, not just the liver. Cleansing means that the purpose of the health practices we put into place is to purify the entire system. And lifestyle because these routines become a part of your daily way of life, just like brushing your teeth.
You may not realize that your body’s natural cleansing abilities are a part of your circadian rhythm, which is divided into 3 equal portions throughout a daily cycle:
Appropriation of nourishment: noon – 8pm
Assimilation of nourishment: 8pm-4am
Elimination of waste: 4am – noon
The holistic cleansing lifestyle takes advantage of the human body’s natural cycle.
This is why, for example, we recommend to all of our patients to begin their day with a quart of pure spring water (even better to add alkalizing lemon).
This hydrating ritual is followed by the consumption of fresh vegetable juice to further alkalize and hydrate the body’s tissues, which magnetizes the acidic waste and helps to escort it out of the body.
Fresh vegetable juice also energizes and supplies a high amount of vitamins, minerals, phytonutrients and enzymes to the body, in an easily absorbable form, to support the body’s cleansing and re-building efforts.
There is much more involved in the Uprooting Lyme approach to cleansing, and consistency is key. But these are a couple of essential practices that serve as the initial building blocks of a holistic cleansing lifestyle, and they’re a great place to start.
The true promise of effective cleansing is that it will remove what is blocking your healing. This is because cleansing removes the obstructions that trap and block your inner power and vitality, which is your innate self-healing capacity. So hold off on purchasing more pills and powders until you put these basic daily practices into place!