YOUR Health – YOUR Choice. Lessons from Dr. Wm. D. Kelley.
The kidneys are vital organs of detoxification. They filter approximately 4,000 quarts of blood daily. The metabolic wastes, largely urea, are eliminated and the acid/alkaline balance maintained. Many drugs are eliminated through the kidneys, especially the common pain-killing drugs that can be extremely damaging to these organs. Such drugs include aspirin, phenacetin and acetominophen. People often don’t experience any symptoms from loss of kidney function until 90% of the function is gone, and then the damage is irreversible.
The kidneys should be flushed each day with liberal quantities of fluid, either RO filtered water, distilled water or fresh fruit and vegetable juices (preferably organic). Parsley tea is excellent for strengthening the kidneys. Those with kidney problems should avoid ordinary commercial teas and coffee as a beverage. Herbal teas are acceptable.
For those who tend to retain fluid, watermelon is an excellent diuretic. If the melon is organically grown, the rind should be juiced and sipped first thing in the morning and then the red fleshy part of the fruit may be eaten. Two mornings a week, one may take the juice of a whole lemon in warm RO filtered water or distilled water as a diuretic (citrus should not be used more than 2 days a week, as it tends to upset the calcium-phosphorus metabolism if used more frequently). Shavegrass or horsetail tea is a good diuretic and also good for the skin and hair. An excellent diuretic salad may be made by combining cabbage and onions — finely sliced — with crushed raw garlic, parsley, and herbs like sage, cumin, and juniper berries, if available. Cover this mixture with very hot RO filtered water or distilled water and place a lid over it for 10 minutes. Drain the mixture (the liquid is good to save for soup bases, grains, etc.) and squeeze a lemon over it. It can be eaten as is or refrigerated first. It can also be mixed with other salads.
In extreme fluid retention, one’s physician may prescribe a diuretic drug, which is permissible, and the doctor will normally increase the intake of potassium to compensate for its loss due to the drug.
In kidney disease the protein intake should be limited and extra vitamins and minerals taken.
Life is dependent upon the adequate exchanges of gases in the lungs. The most significant are the removal of carbonic acid and the flow of oxygen into the blood. The lungs give off many other gaseous wastes. Sometimes before, but more frequently after the start of Metabolic Medicine’s Cancer Cure Program the patient or those close to him or her may notice a foul odor on the breath. No amount of toothpaste or mouthwash will remove it for long, since it comes from the bloodstream. One can be assured, however, that this is only a phase and that the poisons are leaving the body.
If there is excessive accumulation of mucus in the nostrils and/or bronchial system, this inhibits the detoxification functions of the lungs. Mucus-forming food should be avoided if mucus is a problem. These are principally dairy products, with the exception of butter and cream, and baked flour products. Anti-mucus foods such as raw onions and garlic, cayenne pepper, freshly ground black pepper, fresh ginger, and horseradish should be eaten liberally.
Most people overlook the skin as an organ of detoxification. But it is sometimes called “the third kidney,” since many of its functions in fluid and electrolyte balance are similar to those of the kidneys. When great amounts of poisons flood the body, all systems are overloaded and this function of the skin is sorely needed. As the skin is utilized, all sorts of eruptions, odors, colors, and blemishes may appear. These conditions will disappear as the body becomes purified. One can quickly assess the relative efficiency of elimination through the skin by looking at his iris (the colored portion of the eye). The skin is represented by the outermost part of the iris. If it is very dark and dense, the condition is called a “scurf rim” in iridology, and it means that the skin is relatively blocked as an organ of elimination. To open it up, skin brushing before a shower and vigorous use of a loofah sponge in the shower are recommended. A good quality vegetable-bristle, skin brush should be purchased from the health food store or pharmacy. One should brush up the front of the body and down the back, over all exposed skin surfaces, until a warm glow is felt. Then one should take a warm shower and rub briskly with a loofah sponge (available in most health food stores) to remove the layers of dead skin loosened by the brushing. (We have found it best to take a hot shower each morning.)
Castile or other pure soap should be used — but in a minimal amount, since heavy soaping will wash all the valuable skin oils off and can cause the skin to overproduce oil in order to compensate. The hair should be shampooed frequently with a non-chemical soap or shampoo, which can be found in health food stores.
At the end of the shower, one should turn the water to cool, then to warm. As one becomes accustomed to the temperature change, he or she may go from hot to cold and back several times. This exercises the tiny muscles in the skin, which control dilation and contraction of the pores. As they become stronger, they can respond better to the physiological demands of the body.
After the shower, one can sit in a tub of water with a cup of apple cider vinegar added, to restore and strengthen the acid mantle of the skin. Afterward, the body should be dried and rubbed briskly with a towel until a warm glow is felt.
Epsom salt baths may also be used to help draw toxins out of the skin. These baths are especially beneficial if one is going through a “healing crisis” and is especially toxic and feeling bad. Such a bath works best after the skin brushing and use of a loofah sponge. A tub is filled with warm to hot water and 4 or more cups of Epsom salt are dissolved in it. This bath is quite relaxing and good for tense, sore muscles, and may be taken as often as needed.
Every fourth night the cancer patient should be rubbed from head to toe with a mixture of olive oil and castor oil in equal parts. Then a hot soaking bath should be taken for 15 minutes to allow the oil to penetrate. This is followed by going to bed under heavy covers for about one hour to sweat the poisons out. Then a cleansing shower is taken. This may be discontinued after three months.
Irrigating the Nostrils
Salt-water irrigation of the nostrils is very helpful with nasal mucus and sinus congestion alike. If one cannot breathe through the nose, he or she is bypassing a crucial filtering mechanism which warms and humidifies the air, and which removes large amounts of smoke and dust before this air reaches the back of one’s throat. Mouth breathing places incalculable stress on the lungs, nearly equivalent to that of cigarette smoking if one lives in urban pollution.
To irrigate the nostrils, dissolve 1 teaspoon of sea salt in 16 ounces of warm water in a bowl of appropriate size. While bending forward, block one nostril and place the other below the water surface in the bowl. The water should be gently pulled up the nostril until one can taste the salty mixture trickling to the back of the throat; then it should be blown out. This should be repeated with the other nostril and alternated several times.
Breathing exercises should follow the cleansing of the nostrils. If done on a regular basis, these yield tremendous benefits. They increase the body’s supply of oxygen (which is the basic currency for repair and for burning up toxins), step up the removal of waste products and stagnant air from portions of the lungs otherwise unused, and exercise the diaphragm — which serves as a pump for the flow of oxygen and nerve energy.
Deep breathing yields a multitude of benefits through maximum use of lung capacity.
Rapid breathing is an energizing exercise, which promotes flow of energy into the lungs and digestive organs. It should be done before meals, after being in a stuffy room, or whenever a lift is needed.
Alternate-nostril breathing has a calming effect on the nervous system. It can be used effectively to overcome anxiety states and insomnia, and sometimes to relieve headaches.
Breath is the external manifestation of our life force. It is our very life. We can live for a while without food or drink, but not without breath.
In almost every case of cancer, particularly those cases of long standing, the protein from the muscles has been used to maintain life. In other words protein metabolism has been so poor that the body had to take protein from the muscles and, to a very great degree, the muscles have been consumed.
After the cancer is destroyed, the muscles begin to rebuild. This takes approximately three years. If the muscles are exercised strenuously during this time a hernia may develop. For this reason we have found it best to replace strenuous exercise with a brisk walk at least once a day for three years following therapy.