Cleansing should be a major part of your regimen to maintain and grow hair.
Many scalp related diseases are directly the result of toxemia, while toxins in the body adversely affecting the body’s systems indirectly affect other conditions.
Cleansing should be performed through oral means regularly and occasionally by enema or colonic irrigation.
Cleansing is the key to health. A clogged colon is the root of nearly all of the body’s illnesses. That’s because a clogged colon blocks the ability of the body to absorb nutrients from foods you consume, therefore causing possible malnutrition of the hair.
When the colon is clogged, toxins are harbored that harm the body. Excess toxins send the body into a panic and overwork other organs of the body when the colon cannot eliminate them.
Commonly overworked organs are the liver and the kidneys, however the trickle-down effect actually causes the adrenal glands to overproduce testosterone, leading to increased levels of DHT.
Fiber is vital to cleansing, and most North American diets are deficient in natural fiber.
Psyllium husk is a bulking laxative agent that can be used to safely move waste through the colon.
Psyllium is a very good substance as it gently scrubs the walls of the colon to remove waste that is stuck to the walls.
Activating agents such as the herbs cascara sagrada, senna and cayenne help activate the peristaltic waves of the intestines to push clogged waste through the colon and out.
It would be best to consult an herbalist, naturopath or purchase a prepared herbal tea containing the aforementioned herbs.
However, the psyllium can be obtained from any health food store and mixed with water. Be sure to drink the psyllium as soon as you mix it as it will begin to turn into a gel-like substance that will be harder to swallow.
Psyllium has no taste. While many do not like its gritty feeling, its benefits far outweigh its unpleasant texture.
Polysorbate-80 is an FDA approved surfactant that is also approved as a food additive. It causes water and oils or fats to mix, and according to research, is of very little toxicity.
Although it is not proven, Polysorbate-80 is said to remove deposits of DHT and cholesterol from the scalp. Polysorbate-80 is a common additive in shampoo and is also available in its stand-alone form in health food stores.
Naturopathic practitioners recommend that Polysorbate-80 be applied on the scalp approximately 15 minutes prior to shampooing.
Occasionally, a full colonic irrigation should be sought from a licensed professional. Colonic irrigations clean the colon through the gentle application of water into the colon by a colonic irrigation machine. There are licensed practitioners who perform this function practically in every state.
The benefits of colonic irrigation are unequalled. Commonly calleda “colonic” for short, this process can remove far more waste than cleansing by taking herbs orally.
With a proper diet, one should only need to have a colonic seasonally or even as little as bi-annually, for those who are maintaining a high-fiber diet.
For the first treatment however, one should go through a series of colonic irrigation cleansings, since
waste is impacted in the colon and must be gradually loosened.
Detoxifying with Herbal Teas
Regular cleansing is key to avoid build up of toxins in the body. Detoxifying herbal teas such as saffron are gentle and can be drunk to remove toxins from the body.
Saffron has the effect of carrying toxins from inside the body out through the pores of the skin. Chamomile, mullein or watermelon seed tea can be substituted for saffron tea for this purpose.
This process is assisted by utilizing a steam bath to open the pores to allow toxins to come out easier.
Be sure to consume plenty of fluids such as water and sports drinks before entering a steam bath.
Steam baths are extremely beneficial, yet your body will lose a large amount of water and salt, so you want to be sure to consume extra amounts of water and salt before going into the steam bath, and keep some sports drinks on hand in case you feel depleted.
Of course, if you have any medical conditions that affect your stamina, endurance, blood pressure, or breathing, consult your physician before engaging in steam baths.