A practical guide to identifying and targeting toxins with the most appropriate and effective detox methods
• Reveals the two main types of toxins: colloidal, which affect circulation and organ function, and crystalline, which cause tissue damage and pain
• Explains the toxins behind specific illnesses and which of the 5 excretory organs--liver, intestines, kidneys, lungs, or skin--should be stimulated for optimal detox
• Details how specific foods can produce these toxins and trigger illnesses
The lasting benefits of detoxification and internal cleanses are becoming well-known and accepted--in part, because these practices are more vital than ever for optimal health and longevity and in the fight against environmental and dietary toxins.
Christopher Vasey shows how accumulation of toxins is the primary cause of illness and how the key to successful detoxification is identifying the type of toxin--either colloidal or crystalline--polluting your biological terrain. He explains how colloidal toxins hinder circulation and organ function, while crystals move around the body damaging tissues and causing lesions and pain. Left unchecked, the two forms can combine to create “stones”--such as gallstones or kidney stones. Beyond finding the cause of an illness, the most important reason to correctly diagnose your type of toxin is to ensure you choose the most effective method of detoxification and stimulate the appropriate excretory organ--liver, intestines, kidneys, lungs, or skin. For example, a person seeking to purge his system of crystals should increase his fluid intake to stimulate the kidneys not encourage bile production, because crystals cannot be expelled via the liver.
With clear, practical instructions and guidance, Vasey explains how to identify which type of toxin is triggering your illness and which medicinal herbs, hydrotherapy techniques, or nutritional options are the best choice for each specific condition or combination of ailments. He reveals which foods produce colloidal and crystalline toxins and should therefore be avoided. This targeted method of detoxification enables each of us to cleanse our bodies of accumulated toxins safely, accurately, and successfully.
About the Author
Christopher Vasey, N.D., is a naturopath specializing in detoxification and rejuvenation. He is the author of The Acid-Alkaline Diet for Optimum Health, The Naturopathic Way, The Water Prescription, The Whey Prescription, and The Detox Mono Diet. He lives near Montreux, Switzerland.
“Christopher Vasey has once again written an important book that advances our understanding of health and gives readers a clear approach to detoxification that far surpasses the majority of books in this realm. He offers the layperson masterful insights that are based on real-world clinical experience, traditional wisdom, and straightforward science. Dr. Vasey is a brilliant spokesperson for the naturopathic approach. This is a concise, readable, and practical book that puts the power to heal into your own hands. Highly recommended.” — Marc David, nutritional psychologist, founder of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating, and aut
“Christopher Vasey, N.D., perfectly explains the major importance of a well-balanced biological terrain as well as the need to control the effects of external pollutants (free radicals, heavy metals, chemical additives in foods, chemical molecules in medicines, etc.) and internal pollutants: colloidal and crystalline wastes. These modern toxins do not have biologically programmed “exit routes.” Our body, infinitely adaptable for millennia, has not had the necessary time to adapt to these toxic wastes. Optimal Detox offers the tools to live a healthier and more youthful life. I highly recommend this book.” — Yann Rougier, M.D., author of Delta Medicine and founding member of the Institute for Applied Neuron
“Optimal Detox is well laid-out and comprehensive. Although it is filled necessarily with Latin and medical terminology, it clearly breaks down illnesses, the causes, and the clearing. It’s an excellent everyday reference guide for anyone wanting to address illness through naturopathy and non-surgical/non-pharmaceutical ways, restoring and maintaining solid health through a plant-based diet and thorough elimination and avoidance of foods and behaviors that promote the toxins that lead to illness.” — Allyson Gracie, Retailing Insight, March 2013
“There is so much to know about cleansing your body of toxins and somehow Christopher Vasey makes it simple to understand. This is a good follow-up to his earlier book, The Acid-Alkaline Diet for Optimum Health, and both are excellent resource books for professionals and everyday people who simply want to live a healthier life and detoxify from all the toxins in our environment and processed foods.” — Dhara Lemos, Lotus Guide Magazine, April 2013
“This book has a lot of information and is for anyone who wants to improve their health and understand what is causing their symptoms. It is comprehensive, yet at the same time concise so it is not overwhelming. The author shares brilliant strategies and life-changing methods.” — Myron B., Book Bargains and Previews, May 2013
“Dr. Vasey advises on choosing the correct drainage therapy for the right organ, based on combinations of water intake and hydrotherapy, medicinal herbal treatments and appropriate nutritional intake with dietary corrections. His book offers a way to restore good health according to the laws of nature.” — Nexus Magazine, August 2013