I have just finished reading The Gerson Therapy by Charlotte Gerson, and I have never been so enthralled in a non-fiction book in my life! I have endless notes, dog-eared pages and am carrying this book around with me, slowly incorporating all of the Gerson lifestyle changes.
Yep, I’m doing 13 juices a day, 2-3 enemas a day, endless salads, soups, baked potatoes and cooked veg. I am saving my pennies for the Norwalk juicer, but am getting by with an Oscar Neo. I am actually loving it so far – who knew coffee enemas were so fun? I get through so much reading and catch up on my IIN course modules!
I have also given up wearing deodorant – even the organic, health food store stuff. Heres why.
Your skin is your largest organ that absorbs every single thing you put on it, and quickly too. Regular deodorants, sprays and perfumes are full of all kinds or wacky, hard-to-pronounce chemicals that are extremely bad for our health and adding to our toxic load – they are definitely a no-no.
But what about organic, health food store deodorants? Sure, they are usually free of aluminium and mercury, and they may lack all or most of the wackadoo chemicals of the regular stuff, BUT they are still blocking the bodies natural process of toxin elimination, literally.
And so what happens if the toxins can’t be eliminated through perspiration? They will be reabsorbed back into the body in fat deposits. The closest neighbour to your arm pits with juicy fat deposits ready to hold the toxins is your breast area, for men as well. Charlotte Gerson proposes that this is reason that we have such a high incidence of breast cancer, and an ever increasing incidence of breast cancer in men.
Makes sense, yeah?
Stinky pits means your body is working extra hard to get rid of those toxins – and this is THE worst time to get in the way of that process.
So when healing and detoxifying, it’s likely that you will experience smelly, extra sweating and/or night sweats. Take this as a good sign that the body is functioning properly, and that you are getting rid of those toxins.
As well as avoiding toxic substances, an excellent way to reduce the smell and toxic load in your body while your are detoxifying is coffee enemas, which efficiently help sweep out toxins from the body. And they aren’t nearly as scary as they sound, I promise! More on that another day
In Charlotte’s own words:
“ When the body attempts to detoxify, one must absolutely not interfere by stopping or blocking this perspiration! Blocking the underarm passages will return the toxic materials into the lymphatic system around the chest and shoulders, and increase the chance for breast cancer – even in men!”
If you’re not ready to go deodorant commando, then you can try this simple DIY deo.
- Combine all ingredients in a small jar or container.
- To use, dip your finger with a little bit of the mix and apply to your underarm. Wait a few minutes for it to dry on your skin before getting dressed.
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