Warning! Do not eat, drink, breathe or touch anything.
(that’s a viable solution, right?) We have now identified that the majority of non-organic foods as well as household substances on the planet contain or have been exposed to ingredients that are toxic to your health. The manufacturers know it, and just simply don’t care.
Now what are you supposed to do?
In all honesty? It beats the **** out of me.
I have been blogging now for several years on alternative healing, health, additives, toxins, and our crazy genetically modified food supply. It seems the news and the world in general just gets crazier on a daily basis. It has reached a point now where even as educated and informed as I am I have no idea how to really avoid ALL of the dangers and pit falls, in fact I am really not even sure in modern day life if it is currently possible.
I am reaching a point of frustration and I know I am not alone in this. Companies lie, Main Stream media can’t be trusted as they have become more about paid propaganda than reporting facts and truth, Scientists can be paid off to make results of a study conform to the highest bidder, Medical Doctors value kickbacks over patients, it seems like in 2015 everything and everyone is for sale. Truth no longer matters, only profit.
Is there any hope?
Amidst the shysters, the greed, big corporations, politicians working against us all for their own personal gain – thankfully there are a few bright spots.
One entity working towards a clean toxic free healthy world is The Pure Integrity Verified Seal. This seal was the brainchild of Lynnette Marie, The Organic Guru of Fuelforthebody.com.
Their mission as it is stated is “Pure Integrity Verified™ Seal of Approval brings to the world one of the highest quality standards in the industry. The Pure Integrity Verified™ seal of approval is the household name for organic products so you don’t have to worry about your purchases. Only the purest of products on the planet will gain PIV seal of approval. Helping the world to know about GMO’s as well as the toxic chemicals that are being sprayed on our planet. Reflecting non-compromising standards so that you may be assured of PURE INTEGRITY products to bring in your home. Helping the world to understand the importance of knowing their food sources and getting to know their farmers. Dedicating timeless efforts to assure you and your children of a safe and toxic free future. LIVE HAPPY. BE PURE!”
I fully agree with and back that goal, as I would love nothing more than to live in a world where food was safe to eat, air was healthy to breathe and household products were not poisonous.
We vote every day with our energy, attention and money as to the kind of world we want to live in. Take a step in the right direction and help this seal move forward. Seeing the seal means you are making a health conscious choice. This cannot happen on a national or world wide level without our support so jump on the bandwagon and take a stand for yourself, your health, your family and future generations.
Wake up – drink 1 large glass of water.
Before going to work out – 1 Protein Shake and 1 Amino Active.
Post work out – 1 Amino Active.
Breakfast – Equal amounts of protein/carbs
Snack (like 10 am) – piece of fruit
Mid day – Shake
Lunch – Equal amounts protein/carbs/vege or salad (any size)
Later in the day – Snack – veggies or protein
Dinner – Equal amounts protein/carbs/vege or salad (any size)
Evening (IF you are hungry) ½ shake.
What you do:
work out at whatever level you are at for 30 min cardio and 30 min weight bearing exercise. IF you are using weights…. Reps are done starting with the max weight you are comfortable with (complete 10-20 reps) Then go down 5-10 lbs in increments and complete more reps, and repeat at 5-10 lbs less weight. (so it gets easier as you get more tired).
NOW along with this – which is shedding fat (which holds the toxins) and keeping the muscle (amino acids suppress the break down and protein helps build new muscle). *I still ate meat. I had no clue about GMO’s (not sure if that was in the food supply at the time or not), I didn’t do organic (though doing this now I would). SUNDAY is the free day. do and eat whatever you please! keeps you from feeling like you are restricted.
1. Start a RAW diet – go completely raw for 30 days (or more)
2. Do a full body cellular detoxification BePure is the best one I have found and I have tried a ton.
9. – I think this was the most important – I saw myself as healthy and well….
I originally published this as a book but it wasn’t getting out fast enough – have her read this 3 part blog CANCER – TAKING YOUR POWER BACK
10. – I also decided to have as much fun as possible and to no longer do anything that didn’t feel right or make me happy. This included relationships, friends, jobs everything. If I didn’t like it – I would quit! Or tell you to take a hike! I was no longer living my life trying to make someone else happy, because in the end you cant MAKE anyone anything – other than yourself of course… So I chose happy. The result of that is that happy IS healthy.
*If I were to do this today: I would also: use essential oils – They are anti tumorigenic by nature:
11. Sandalwood, Lavender, and Frankincense Essential Oils actually can correct DNA mutations. Oils can be used topically, by inhallation, or internally (in water or capsule so long as the purity is good. I personally will only take Doterra and or Young Livings oils).
12. Do Oil pulling – daily when you wake up. http://www.hcbl.com/blog/oil-pulling-for-detoxification/
13. Supplement your diet as needed with vitamins. I get most of mine from Health Center for Better Living. HCBL.com
Back in 1997-99 my pap smears during my yearly gynecological exams kept coming back as abnormal. In 1999 they finally said, “There are enough abnormal cells that we would like you to have a colposcopy and have a biopsy done on your cervix.”
I agreed and went ahead and had the procedure done. They called me back and said that the cells had come back as cancerous and gave me a referral to a gynecologic oncologist.
At this time I was not nearly as knowledgeable as I am today, being only 23 at the time. What I did know was that I had an ingrained distrust of medical doctors, having been brought up with alternative healing and mostly chiropractic my entire life. I, like most, heard the word cancer and immediately thought radiation and chemotherapy. There was no question in my mind that I was not about to do that.
I threw away the referral. They called to follow up with me, I refused to answer their calls or call them back. Some would call this refusal to deal with reality. I however, did not agree with this reality.
I told my mom, who was an herbalist and a healer because I needed suggestions. I also told few close friends but not many people because I did not want or need the “oh poor Sarah” reaction.
This is when I changed my ways of eating and began doing cleanses. Being 23 at the time health really hadn’t been at the forefront of my mind, despite my upbringing. I was partying and enjoying life and wandering pretty aimlessly after getting out of a pretty rough marriage, which I had entered into far to quickly at only 18.
In ‘99 the current health craze had not really gotten going. My friends saw me getting off my ass and working out, eating super healthy, and trying every cleanse under the sun. I tried to get some of them to join me – They mostly patted me on the head saying “No thanks, but good for you!” humoring me.
Within several months I went from a little over 180lbs (most of which I had gained sitting on my butt during the cold Vermont winters eating Ben & Jerry’s Chunky Monkey ice cream and watching movies) down to 139lbs, which is what I was in high school.
Some of the cleanses were rough, I’m not going to lie – I was new to this and really had no idea which ones to do or what was good. In fact the first detox cleanse I picked was totally the wrong kind as it only cleaned out THC for drug tests and I am sure did little else. I didn’t have THC in my system to start with so that was literally money down the drain and a “read the box” lesson learned. The first colon cleanse I did looked and tasted like chunky dirt and no amount of juice mixed with it helped. From that cleanse alone I lost over 10lbs.
With every cleanse, every healthy meal, every good choice, I felt better and better and more like my self again. I had been lost for years during that bad marriage trying to save someone else and neglecting myself.
I am convinced it was that and the resentment because of it is what would have caused the cancerous cells in the first place. Cancer is on a root level the eating away at the self. Anger and resentment, it comes from holding in your feelings and not expressing yourself. The location of the cells also is telling – sexual organs speak of anger at your mate and frustration in sexuality and boy was I ever angry with Peter! But well, that’s a whole book in and of itself and a story for another time.
In finding myself again, getting rid of a toxic relationship, and giving my body the nutrients and cleaning it needed to heal, I finally did go back to the doctor for my yearly exam when it was due again 12 months later.
They scolded me when they looked at my file. Scowling at me in disbelief that I had never followed up.
I felt like a bad child standing there.
As the gynecologist examined me she seemed confused and kept looking at my chart. I asked if something was wrong, to which she replied, that she was going to take a couple of slides rather than just one to be sure (though she didn’t say of what). This made me incredibly nervous. I didn’t like that statement at all. I thought to myself “Oh god, I screwed up…..”
They told me they would call me with the results of the pap in a couple of days. I didn’t hear anything for over a week. I didn’t know what to think.
I called them and asked for my results.
”Oh says the girl; they only call if something is wrong. Ill get your chart.”
She came back on the line and said,
“Nope, Ms. Barendse, you are fine. Your pap came back perfectly normal.”
That was that. I have been completely fine every exam since. That was 15 years ago.
I don’t consider myself a cancer survivor, or victim or really that I ever had cancer or cancerous cells – though yes – they said I did.
I actually hadn’t thought about this in years until listening to a broadcast Dr. Coldwell was on and talking about cervical cancer.
I didn’t accept or take ownership of it. It was never “my cancer”.
I am thankful.
Thankful for my up bringing
Thankful for listening to my intuition
Thankful for my health
I am just thankful.
Sarah J. Barendse
BEFORE : 180+Lbs. 1998-99
AFTER: 135-139 lbs. 2000
Read my Book (for free) CANCER – Taking Your Power Back…. Published in 3 parts on NaturalNews.com
UPDATE : BePure is no longer available thanks to the FDA. One more wonderful and effective product pulled due to big pharma and red tape.
Over the years I have tried all kinds of internal cleanses. Psyllium husks, Herbal Fiber Blend (which claimed to be raspberry flavored, but just tasted like potting soil to me), Colon Blow (that was a rough one), Oxypowder (using the power of oxygen), Candida cleanses, Parasite cleanses, Juice cleanses, water fasts, you name it – I have tried it.
All of them worked to one extent or the other.Then last year I came across the BePure Cleanse by Universal Formulas. It is touted as one of the strongest yet most gentle full body, all organ, and cellular level cleanses on the market. It came highly recommended so I decided to give it a go.
Before I go into my personal experience let me share a little bit about the cleanse with you.
BePure is a one-of-a-kind 21 day cleanse system developed by experienced physicians, herbalists, and supplement formulators. It will holistically detoxify and de-stress the entire body. Bepure vegi-capsules are 100% vegetarian. Formulated from wild-crafted and organic herbs with no harsh ingredients and no caffeine. It is physician approved, safe, easy to use and travel-friendly. Bepure is designed to help the body balance acid / alkaline levels in the tissues, stimulate removal of waste from the cells and create a more oxygenated environment. Satisfaction guaranteed!
Benefits of this cleanse:
▪ Restore good digestion
▪ Eliminate pain, gas, bloating, & irregularity
▪ Stimulate removal of toxins from cells
▪ Help reduce excess weight
▪ Revitalize organ function
▪ Strengthen the immune response
▪ Balance pH & hormone levels
▪ Increase mental clarity and well-being
▪ Provide high-quality nutritional support
It supplies your body with:
▪ Minerals +Trace Elements
Plus it is caffeine free and vegetarian friendly.
I found BePure super easy to do. They give you a small travel case so you can get your supplements ready for the day and easily take them with you without toting bottles all over the place. They also give you a wallet-sized card to check off and track your progress.
Daily when you wake up drink a large glass of water with lime. This helps to wake up your organs and start you on the right track to detoxification.
There are supplements for morning, noon and evening. Take each with a big glass of water. Drinking lots of pure clean water is important as you are releasing toxins and want to wash them out of your system.
Currently BePure is also offering with the cleanse at no extra charge the Pre-BePure and Post-BePure formulas. You can either take them during the cleanse (over lapping the 21 days in the beginning and the end) OR you may take them 5 days prior and 5 days post. I did them 5 days before and after making my cleanse really 31 days. My reason for doing this was that when I am focused on a supplement regimen I pay more attention to what I am eating and the longer I eat very well, the more thorough the cleanse. This is personal choice.
What to eat:
Clearly the point of cleansing is to clean you out. You don’t want to be adding toxins back in as you are doing it. Eat as cleanly as you can. If you slip up don’t worry, just get back on track.
Eliminate junk: all packaged, boxed, and frozen foods, such as pizzas, TV dinners, desserts – even those that say “health” and no fat — these are poison! Eliminate jelly, jams (unless natural sweetener is used), peanut butter with sugar of any kind, commercial cookies, and sweet desserts, ice cream, deli meats, and prepared deli dishes (unless you know all the ingredients). Eliminate potato chips, tortilla chips, and pretzels. Eliminate all kinds of processed food and all fried food. Do not drink soft drinks, energy drinks, alcohol, and anything with sugar and caffeine – including mochas and lattes. It is only 21 days – you can do it!
▪ Drink lime juice in temperate water upon waking
▪ Select organic whenever possible
▪ Eat whole, raw vegetables
▪ Juicing of fresh fruits & vegetables
▪ Whole grain cereal, not pre-sweetened
▪ Chicken, turkey, & fish are acceptable animal proteins
▪ Vegetable sources of protein are preferred
▪ Purified and/or distilled water
DIET #1 Eliminate all animal meat and dairy, especially cheeses and ultra pasteurized milk and milk products, all pastas and breads – except for sprouted-grain breads and crackers.
Dominant foods to eat are homemade soups with clear vegetable broth (no creams or milk or meat in broth) that have lightly (still crunchy) cooked vegetables, mushrooms, dark greens (bok choy, spinach, etc); salads like shredded beet, carrot, cabbage, and multi-greens; fresh fruit. Brown rice, beans, oats, and multi-grains are good and free-ranges eggs are fine. Snacks include cashews, almonds, pecans, flax seeds, and oils – Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Coconut Oil, Sesame Oil, or Grape Seed Oil. Buy as much organic, Non-GMO food that you can find.
Eliminate all beef and pork, ultra-pasteurized milk and cheese, (see foods in Diet #1). In addition to the dominant foods in Diet #1, you may eat broiled or baked fish, chicken, or turkey. If you are craving a burger, have a buffalo or ostrich burger without the bun. Select organic, multi-grains for breads. Brown rice, beans, oats, and multi-grains are fine (no highly processed foods, like instant oatmeal with added sugars/flavors). You may buy organic plain yogurt and sweeten it with your own local, raw honey or real maple syrup. You can mix in your own fruits, blended or shredded, for additional flavor (bananas, pineapple, apples, or berries are good choices).
Super foods: Cacao, hemp protein, Goji berries, and Macha are all great additions to your diet.
You can read my daily posts as I did the cleanse on Facebook just scroll down to the very beginning of the page to begin my journey.
What you experience will depend on what you have ingested, come in contact with and what ailments you have had in the past. Often we experience what’s known as a Herxheimer reaction (click to read the article and go more in depth on that).
Essentially when toxins are released you may briefly re-experience the symptom one last time.
The first week of the cleanse I experienced:
Flu and cold like symptoms
Intestinal releases (this isn’t a rough cleanse where you are glued to the restroom)
Skin beginning to clear and look better and brighter
The second week:
Fluctuating moods and energy levels
Minor body aches
The third week:
Energy buzzing (raised/increased energy in bursts)
Amazingly clear vision
Glowing skin (where people were complimenting me)
Overall feeling of increased wellness
Raised mood level the majority of the time
The fourth week:
Hit another pocket of toxins – itchy watery eyes and headache
Tired on and off
Clothes fitting far bigger even though the number on the scale was not huge. (toxins take up space)
Felt better, lighter, like my body was vibrating
Clothes fit better
Very high energy levels
Very happy with myself for completing this cleanse
Everyone’s cleansing experience will vary depending on current health.
I love BePure and will continue to do it yearly. If you are severely toxic (and actually ill) it is advisable to do it bi-yearly.
The way that I really confirmed that it worked was in doing a 10 day juice fast 6 months after this………. For the very first time ever in cleansing I did not have a single Herxheimer reaction. That can only happen when the body is detoxified.