By Nichlas Brandon
A simplified rundown of detoxification and how we approach this process follows. For in-depth information, please consult Dr. Morse’s ‘The Detox Miracle Sourcebook‘ and, once finished with this section, also proceed to part one of ‘The Illusion Called Diseases‘.
Detoxification: The ‘Golden Key’ to Health & Vitality
Detoxification is a process that renowned naturopathic physician and biochemist, Robert Morse, N.D., has come to recognize as the ‘Golden Key’ to robust health and vitality – achieved through, “Cellular regeneration and the genetic remembering of cells.” It’s a process that serves to alkalize, purify and unlock the healing potential for complete regeneration of bodily tissues including muscular, bone and nervous tissues, once the obstructions to the three flows of energy (blood, nerve and lymph) have been dissolved and removed, and a healing atmosphere has been created within the body at the cellular level.
Detoxification is not a diet, nor is it a lifestyle program. It is a systematic process predicated not on the treatment of symptoms, but on identifying and addressing the root cause of dis-ease and sickness through the application of appropriate dietary and lifestyle changes, botanical products, and the therapeutic methods offered by various modalities that are deemed helpful in aiding the process.
Bringing forth a health restorative cellular environment provides the body with an opportunity to not only purify and heal itself, but to retrace and complete developmental work that was previously inhibited, most often from since birth, leading to such examples as people whom have not grown very tall (<5’7″) into adulthood, or that one side of their body has experienced more development than the other.
There are other common examples such as underdeveloped genitalia (reproductive organs) and immature nervous systems (often affecting balance and coordination skills).
Reversing tissue weaknesses and bringing forth a health restorative environment facilitates a “return-to-blueprint.” This return-to-blueprint process, which simply comes down to providing the body the circumstances required for it to heal itself, then facilitates the regeneration and reversal of:
- Cut, bruised, inflamed or burnt skin (up to 3rd-degree burns)
- Soft-tissue lesions
- Brittle and weak, fractured, broken or underdeveloped bones
- Weak connective tissue (skin, vascular, capillary, etc.)
- Nerve fiber, myelin sheath and [nerve] connective tissue
- Spinal and hip misalignments (also without [chiropractic] adjustments)
- Compromised and deteriorated organs, glands, and other tissues
- Partially removed tissues (potential for full regrowth of the portion that was removed)
- Potential for regrowth of completely missing tissues (rare, and mostly seen with surgically removed tonsils growing back)
“Everything is repairable; remember that.”
It’s also a process which through the increased magnetics of the most powerful foods nature has to offer us can help the individual to become more spiritually inclined, connected and awakened, if the individual at any point of their journey has become ready for this side of themselves.
Restoration of health is a multi-faceted journey. Not only is the individual prone to experience changes on a physical level, but as various tissues are enhanced and strengthened, this can result in a release of withheld emotions including:
- Sadness and grief
Return of or increased emotional as well as mental stability are the result of clearing out chemical residues from the body and restoring health back to the organ and endocrine systems.
Dr. Morse also refers to detoxification as a “fruits, berries and melons” experience, as fruits repeatedly demonstrate to be the most powerful and aggressive cleansers of the body compared to:
- Vegetables (including green juices)
- Meat, fish and poultry
- Dairy products
Dr. Morse, based on his clinical experience, considers a high or exclusively fruit diet imperative for reversing neurological conditions and highly degenerative states.
There exist many complementary, therapeutic and health-enhancing modalities that can be utilized in conjunction with a cleansing diet, if budget permits, and these therapeutic modalities – when needed – can prove highly beneficial and supportive to the individual along their journey.
Dr. Morse specializes in the use of tissue-specific and lymphatic stimulating herbal formulas, as well as glandulars, flower essences and essential oils where applicable. He shares a profound love and appreciation for herbal botanicals and encourages everyone to learn about these plants and the many ways one can put them to use.
Herbs have been instrumental in Dr. Morse’s healing work especially in light of the continued deterioration of produce quality (fruit in particular) and the on-going downslide in the genetics and health of the human species, making for ever-increasing difficulty in reversing the myriad of health problems people face with each subsequent generation the world over.
The finer intricacies of detoxification, as practiced in our community, involves a focus placed on the body’s internal “sewer system” (and main immune system) known as the “lymphatic system”, and the elimination pathways that allow the fluids within this system (called “lymph fluids”) to drain efficiently.
“The lymph system in the body is like a tree […]. As I tell about what the lymph system looks like, then I’d like you to repeat it, as I give it to you, and you’ll never forget it again.
The lymph system we will [simply] describe like this – let’s repeat – the branches go up in the head, the roots go down in the feet, and the tree trunk is in the chest; and it’s called the thoracic duct.” ~ Dr. C. Samuel West, D.N., N.D., from the presentation: ‘Introduction to Lymphology‘
The body’s primary eliminatory pathways are:
- Kidneys (important filters for the lymphatic system, as opposed to commonly held belief of lymph fluid draining exclusively at the base of the neck)
- Skin (expels waste through sweating)
- Large intestines (expels digestive waste; helps head region drain)
Secondary eliminatory pathways:
- Lungs (expelling carbon dioxide and expectorating mucus through coughing)
- Nose (e.g. mucus and snot)
- Eyes (e.g. tear ducts)
- Ears (e.g. wax)
Waste by-products have a number of routes they can exit through. But the most important route for wastes produced by cells, and where the lymphatic system is concerned, is via filtration through the kidneys to be expelled out with urine (this waste, or sediment, can be seen first-hand; for examples, see here).
When the kidneys don’t function up to par, they gradually begin losing their filtering capability. This results in the lymphatic system steadily backing up throughout the body spanning from head to toe and manifests a form of obstruction or “constipation” that is rarely ever talked about: lymphatic constipation.
What happens henceforth is a slow change in the cellular environment resulting from inhibited removal of acidic wastes at the cellular level. The body must now also rely on wastes being expelled predominantly through avenues other than the kidneys (this is where the skin must pick up the burden).
It is intriguing to note how many people are aware of the fact that within their body exists a circulatory system, yet most are oblivious to the fact that this system is divided into two specialized sub-systems, each dealing with a distinct fluid. But one circulatory fluid, the blood, which most people are familiar with, has always been the fluid to receive all the attention and fascination, while the other fluid – that is at the core of most chronic sickness and dis-ease mankind faces – is treated as insignificant.
Some people know that they have lymph nodes in the neck, under the arms and in the groin. But the lymphatic system extends all throughout the body from head to feet with hundreds of lymph nodes of varying sizes spread throughout.
At some point in life, many individuals do come to experience personally what happens when the lymphatic system backs up as their lymph nodes begin to swell as a result. Surgical removal of inflamed and swollen tonsils (and other lymph nodes) are very common procedures in the Western world.
Despite the vast importance of the lymphatics in relationship to health, you will find comparatively sparse information on this system upon perusing some of the more extensive human physiology medical textbooks. You would think that a system of this magnitude would deserve to occupy more than the few pages it gets amounting typically to less than 3.
“While the lymphatic system is one of the 12-14 systems in the body, it receives almost no attention from the medical profession nor from basic scientists. In textbooks of medicine, surgery, pathology or anatomy, it rarely occupies more than one-half percent of space. While this may improve with time and the efforts of people such as ourselves, the fact remains that many millions of people will suffer because of this widespread ignorance. Some will lose their lives, some will lose their limbs; many will suffer needless pain and incapacity; many research workers will get incorrect results. All of this through simple ignorance of the importance of the lymphatics.” ~ Dr. John R. Casley-Smith, D. Sc., M.D. (h.c.), past president of the I.S.L. 1983-1985
It’s key to understand what exactly has caused damage to and/or suppressed the kidneys and other tissues to begin with, and what can be done to reverse the mess we’re often personally responsible for having created within ourselves. Understanding this grants knowledge to the individual, which the individual can execute into action at will. And that’s where the importance of what you consume comes in. The ‘Detox Miracle Source’ delves into this matter and breaks down the various food groups to illuminate how they affect the body.
When the lymphatic system (a system much larger than the cardiovascular (blood) system) becomes obstructed, the cellular environment in time becomes more acidic, oxygen-deprived, dehydrated and coagulated. Interstitial (which refers to the spaces around the cell) lymph fluid begins to thicken and agglomerate and the flow slows down.
The systemic dehydration spawned from a congested lymphatic system is not the kind of dehydration that one can simply throw liters of water at in hopes of achieving a resolution thinking the problem has been fixed.
When the cells themselves are affected, this begins to interfere with and restrict or temporarily hyperstimulate their functional ability. At this point, it’s only a matter of understanding what the different cells in your body do for you, then imagine if some or many of these physiological processes were inhibited or ceased entirely.
From the lymphatic system itself, many different but common symptoms can arise. Allergies (which get worse with weak adrenal glands); slow recovery from injuries or otherwise; stiff and tightness; aches and pains; being sore for long periods of time; pressure buildup in any part of the head leading to headaches and migraines, glaucoma, tinnitus, etc.; sinus congestion; greying of hair, receding hairlines, hair loss and balding; dandruff; dryness, pimples, acne, dermatitis, psoriasis, rosacea and most other skin problems – especially if unable to sweat well (from low thyroid function); swollen lymph nodes (e.g. tonsils); cysts, masses, tumors and the like; tissues won’t heal fully and scars develop to compensate and so forth.
It’s only a matter of where in the body the individual is most genetically compromised, as these are typically the locations where symptoms will occur first. And if it happens to involve, say, the adrenal glands, then an extensive list of symptoms can occur ranging from blood pressure problems to affecting such things as breathing, blood glucose levels, mineral utilization factors (by impacting steroid production) and compromising energy levels – all stemming from just one pair of weakened glands. These issues will never be remedied by treating with Albuterol, Metformin, mineral supplementation, corticosteroid medicines (e.g. Prednisone) or stimulants respectively.
”If you treat, you can’t cure.”
When cells have been damaged to the point of severe decay, they inevitably mutate, first into atypical cells and eventually into “cancer” cells, but will continue to replicate themselves in this state genetically. Do not lose focus here. It’s NOT the cell that’s the problem, it’s the MEDIUM that has caused damage to the cell to begin with: an obstructed lymphatic system that cannot efficiently expel acidic wastes and chemical residues, leading to systemic acidosis and degeneration of tissue. But taking action to change this medium is ALWAYS an option and is, in most cases, within the individual’s control.
”You are the one in control. Stop, explore yourself, and rid yourself of the thoughts, images, and feelings that bind you. Become free and healthy and your body will readjust itself to match. Become love.”
The task is to aid the lymphatic system in accomplishing its job properly by opening up the eliminatory pathways with an emphasis on the kidneys. As you begin to open up these channels, lymph fluid will begin to decongest, soften and flow more freely as the acidic medium slowly changes toward an alkaline and hydrating medium. Acidic waste by-products, chemical residues, intestinal mucoid plaque, vascular plaque, stones, tumors, masses and so forth can then be softened, dissolved and expelled.
In addition to any dietary and herbal regimen, this overall process can be assisted in several ways including:
- Dry saunas (also with essential oils)
- Skin brushing and other skin cleanses
- Neuro-Lymphatic massages
- Manual lymphatic drainage massage (where lymph flow is directed toward the kidneys instead of the heart)
- Adequate rest (particularly important for the adrenal glands)
- Practicing deep breathing exercises
Fasting (water or dry) or periods of sustaining oneself on liquids only (whether fruit or green juices) is also beneficial when the time is appropriate, as it will grant the body’s digestive system a rest freeing up additional energy for internal “house-cleaning” and other purposes.
Most important is to keep in mind that detoxification is a very individualized journey, where each person must approach the process in accordance with their specific strengths, weaknesses and state of awareness, and must factor in the person’s current health situation. It can often become a game of balance where not going too fast, or too slow, is key.
”There is an art to detoxification. The end goal, ALWAYS, is the regeneration of tissue in the human body and the restoring and improving of the condition of the cell and the fluid that takes care of it.”
Every once in a while, taking a break from detoxification is a good way to settle back, balance out and recuperate. So if the individual feels the need to set their protocol aside and fall back on a maintenance style diet for a period of time, always feel free to do so and start again once ready.
”I don’t advocate living on detoxification.”
Lastly, there are the healing crises.
Healing crises are generally events of deep but aggressive eliminations and purging. They can occur from detoxifying too aggressively, exceeding the body’s capacity to cope through its eliminatory channels, or from the body itself having conjured up enough energy to purge itself where the only thing needed is an alkaline “trigger” to set it off (e.g. influx of alkaline chemistry from food or the alkaline nature of cold air, etc.).
Dependent upon the level of toxemia within the body, just about anything can happen during a healing crisis ranging from the common, mild symptoms to rare but strong symptoms. They can last anywhere from a few hours or less to several days, but as a general rule, should not last much longer than 14 weeks (if they do, the case should be evaluated to see what’s going on).
A healing crisis can often be successfully stopped by introducing food items into the body that drain more energy to process (cooked vegetables are good examples) thus diverting energy away from expelling matter.
These events can also be sped up by digging deeper (say, going from a high fruit diet to a “grape fast” or mono-diet). Unfortunately, some people can also unknowingly end up plateauing their healing crisis by not digging deep enough, and this makes the situation last much longer than it should (hence why an evaluation should be made in cooperation with a trained practitioner).
Keep health simple always. And despite that everything may not be so straightforward and clear to us at all times, try best to avoid over-thinking and thereby complicating things, for it only serves to entangle you in a world of confusion and disempowerment. Observe, absorb and digest as much as you can from Dr. Morse’s free educational material and videos and feel free to engage with the community through our dedicated forum.
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May you flourish in spiritual unfoldment and attaining your health goals.
“The lymph is the most refined, the most rarefied, the most intimate of the body juices. I dare say you had an inkling of the fact in your mind when you asked. People talk about the blood, and the mysteries of its composition, and what an extraordinary fluid it is. But it is the lymph that is the juice of juices, the very essence, you understand, ichor, blood-milk, crème de la crème; as a matter of fact, after a fatty diet it does look like milk.” ~ Thomas Mann, from ‘The Magic Mountain’.
“The cell is immortal. It is merely the fluid in which it floats which degenerates. Renew this fluid at intervals, give the cells what they require for nutrition and, as far as we know, the pulsation of life may go on forever.” ~ Dr. Alexis Carrel, M.D., Nobel Prize in Medicine.
“If we could keep the lymphatic system working properly, we would not have any pain in our body, neither would we have sickness and neither would we have premature death caused from unhealthy conditions in our body; it wouldn’t happen.” ~ Dr. C. Samuel West, D.N., N.D., from the presentation: ‘Foundations of Health & Healing‘
“In health there is no disease. You do not find cancer in healthy tissue.
Remember there are only two causes of disease, any disease. Number one is toxicity and number two is acidosis, in the form of inflammation. These two causes are the effects of what you eat, drink, breathe, what you put on your skin, as well as what you think and feel. These are the ways that you either strengthen your body or weaken it and the cells within it.” ~ Robert Morse, N.D., from ‘The Detox Miracle Sourcebook’.