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Ultimate Body Cleanse (Part 1)

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Everyone needs to detoxify!

It’s the body’s way to clean house.  It removes the garbage deposited in all the tissues.

What is a Toxin?  What Causes Toxicity?

It is a poisonous substance of animal, plant or chemical origin.  Toxicity is caused from waste materials from industrial plants, smog from vehicles, and chemicals in agriculture, cleaning solvents, cosmetics and even prescription drugs.

How is it Affected?

It’s in the soil where food is grown.  It’s in the drinking water supply.  It’s in the air we breathe.  It affects the organs and tissues of your body.

What is a Filler?

It is in the food you consume, especially if it is canned, frozen, packaged, processed, gassed, irradiated, over-cooked, microwaved.

Canned and Packaged Foods contain:

Nitrates and Nitrites (cured meats) and have been found to be carcinogenic.

Sulfites* (light-colored fruits and vegetables, cookies, crackers, and cereals) to prevent discoloration. *According to FDA, one in 100 people are ‘Sulfite sensitive’.

MSG*  aka ‘hydrolyzed’ is added for palatability and to trick your taste-buds into thinking it tastes good; therefore, it must be wholesome food.  MSG is also in frozen foods; otherwise, the food would taste rather bland.  *Dangers of Food Additivies  by Mary Dallman

Soda Pop (Sugar Free) and Fast Foods contain:

Aspartame (NutraSweet and Equal) approved by FDA in 1993 for inclusion in all food stuffs with no restrictions.  This ingredient changes to formaldehyde (used to preserve dead bodies) and methanol (a deadly neurotoxin).

Caffeine (added to soft drinks) used as a stimulant

Pre-packaged or Processed Foods contain:

Olestra (fake fat) approved by FDA over objections of dozens of leading scientists.

BHA & BHT (prevents oxidation and retards rancidity)

rBGH (Recombinant Growth Hormone) injected into cow’s milk and consumed by you.

Antibiotics are injected into chickens, eggs, beef, dairy, and pork–for mass food production.  *Americans consume about 3 million pounds of antibiotics every year.  Antibiotics mutate the bad bacteria in the body which becomes more resistant to antibiotics. *Food 101, Journalist Michael Pollan, food expert featured in Food, Inc.

GMO’s (Genetically Modified Organisms) where the DNA in food has been altered and does not occur in nature.  Here are just a few:

Fritos Corn Chips, Kellogg’s Corn Flakes, Total Corn Flakes, Heinz Baby Cereal, Similac Isomil Soy Formula, Quaker Chewy Granola Bars, Ball Park Franks, Duncan Hines Cake Mix, Ultra Slim Fast, Quaker Yellow Corn Meal, Aunt Jemima Pancake Mix, Land O’Lakes Butter, Fleishmann’s Margarine, Gardenburgers, McDonald’s French Fries, Ovaltine Malt Powdered Mix, Coca Cola, Nestle’s Chocolate, and Karo Corn Syrup.

What Makes Your Body Toxic?

 *Each year the average American consumes 150 pounds of sugar and 566 cans of soft drinks (‘liquid candy’).  According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture that is equal to ’52 teaspoonfuls of added sugars per person per day’.  *Dr. Scott Werner, M.D., Digestion Absorption Awakened


Toxins Cause Hormone Resistance: A Cellular Issue

Toxicity sends a bad message to your genes.  As a result, you have inflammation at the cellular level.

Hormones are Not the problem with hormones – the problem is with the hormone receptors.  Toxins cause hormone resistance and therefore weight gain or obesity! 

What is the Solution?  The 5 R’s of True Cellular Detox and Healing

  1. Remove the Source

  2. Regenerate Cell Membranes

  3. Restore ATP Energy

  4. Reduce Inflammation/Free Radicals

  5. Reestablish Methylation

An easy way to remember them:  Smart Moms Eat In the Morning!

Remove the Source

 1.    High Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS) — Stop drinking Diet Coke or Diet Soda Pops of any kind.  Stop drinking Gatorade.  Why?  Because these drinks contain HFCS which is a toxic ingredient.  It causes more weight gain not weight loss.

 2.   Plastics (Obesogen)–they mimic hormones causing endocrine problems in many people, especially in American children.  There are two BIG problems: 

1) Bisphenol-A (BPA) a chemical used to make a plastic called polycarbonate. A government panel determined that BPA exposure can alter hormonal development and/or reproductive function.

Other Sources of BPA:

    1. Other soft plastics (plastic baby bottles)
    2. Tooth sealants
    3. Eye glasses
    4. Water pipes
    5. Canned foods labeled BPA free or organic (Consumer Reports tested and found them to be contaminated with BPA)

2) Phthalates are man-made chemicals added to plastic to make it more flexible and have toxic effects to the developing endocrine and reproductive systems.

Sources of Phthalates:

    1. Soft plastics
    2. Personal care products (baby lotions, baby powders, and baby shampoos as well as cosmetics)
    3. Children’s toys
    4. Polyvinyl tubing

Look at the bottom of Plastic containers for Triangle with #1, #2, #4, or #5 (BEST); bad plastics have a #3, #6, & #7

  3.  Toxic Beauty – Personal Care Products

There are over 125 ingredients formulated in soaps, shampoos, cosmetics, etc. that are suspected of carcinogenic activities.

Body care products are a major source of exposure to toxins:

    • Diethanolamine (DEAA) – a carcinogen 
    • Propylene Glycol – used in antifreeze
    • Sodium Lauryl Sulfate – mutagen (lathering agent)
    • Phthalates – Endocrine disruptor
    • Nanotechnology – development of extremely small particles that can cause oxidative stress
    • Toluene – EPA tested and found it in every fragrance they tested; found abundantly in the auto parts store – is a known carcinogen, which causes damage to the neurological system; is designated as Hazardous Waste by all government bodies
    • Lead – found in most lipsticks (20 out of 33 contained lead from a recent study)  http://abcnews.go.com/GMA/story?id=3722013

4.  Heavy Metals

Mercury – Top Three Sources are:

    1. Amalgam Fillings
    2. Fish
    3. Vaccinations

The more amalgam fillings present in your mouth, the more mercury you will have in your organs — your brain, your kidneys, your heart and your liver – according to studies conducted.  In 1988, the EPA declared scrap dental amalgam material to be hazardous waste.

Vaccinations still contain heavy metals

    1. Flu shots contain the highest level of mercury
    2. Stimulates the wrong immune system
    3. Linked to childhood cancers and cancers later in life
    4. Causes chronic inflammation linked to diseases such as Asthma, ADD/ADHD, Autism, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s

Lead — Number One Source is MOM

Lead released from mom’s bones during pregnancy can affect her developing babies DNA in a way that can alter gene expression and possibly increase the child’s lifelong susceptibility to disease.

Other Sources of Lead:

75% of vinegars (even Whole Foods brands) Balsamic vinegars and aged vinegars were the worst.  White vinegars from rice and grapes were less. 

Children’s toys


Vinyl and Faux-leather

5.  Pesticides

One of the leading causes of toxic Encephalopathy.  It is a disease of the brain which may be caused by an infectious agent, i.e., bacteria, virus, or prion, metabolic or mitochondrial dysfunction, or prolonged exposure to toxic elements including solvents, drugs, radiation, paints, industrial chemicals, and certain metals.  For further reading:  http://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/encephalopathy/encephalopathy.htm

Other ill effects on human health showed links to serious illnesses such as cancer, reproductive problems, neurological diseases, and obesity among others.  A study conducted showed that children are particularly vulnerable to pesticides — had an elevated risk of kidney cancer associated with paternal pesticide exposure and other studies found associations with brain cancer.

Large Harvard School of Public Health Epidemiological study of more than 140,000 adults found:

those exposed to long-term low levels of pesticides have a 70% higher incidence of Parkinson’s Disease than among people who reported no exposure.”

A study conducted by Stanford University and published in the Journal of American Medical Association (JAMA) found 70% increased risk of Parkinson’s Disease of individuals who use pesticides in their homes. They also found that the risk of Parkinson’s Disease increased as the number of days in contact with herbicides grows.

6.  Biotoxins (A Modern-Day Epidemic) – Mold

More than 20 million American workers are affected by toxic fungi related to “Sick-Building syndrome” according to Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). 

It is estimated that 10 million U.S. school children (out of about 70 million) are exposed daily to building-related fungal toxins. 

Symptoms of Biotoxic Illness:

    • Light Sensitivity
    • Chronic Fatigue/Fibromyalgia
    • MCS (Multiple Chemical Sensitivity)
    • Migrating Joint Pain
    • Muscle Pain
    • Trouble Processing New Information
    • Brain Fog (Trouble finding words)
    • Morning Stiffness
    • Non-Restful Sleep
    • Fatigued After Exercising
    • Can’t Lose Weight Despite Diet and Exercise
    • Chronic Sinus Congestion
    • Short-Term Memory Loss
    • Muscle Twitching
    • Red or Tearing Eyes
    • Appetite Swings
    • Frequent Urination
    • Night Sweats

What is the Solution?

We already mentioned the first of the 5 R’s of True Cellular Detox and Healing.

Your healthcare professional has the solution to these issues and is available to help you with the rest of your healing process! 


Regenerate the Cell Membrane

Restore Cell Energy

Reduce Inflammation and Free Radical Oxidative Damage

Reestablish Methylation

*Special Note:  A Colon Cleanse does not address cellular inflammation

Want Answers to Your Health Issues?  If you are not finding the answers,  give Gerry a call at 801-893-1190 for an appointment at Healthy Life Institute. 


Dr. Daniel Pompa, D.C., True Cellular Detox, Systemic Formulas Webinar, June 8, 2011