Even if you don’t really follow entertainment news, you may have seen the photos of pop-singer Jessica Simpson with a larger-than-before waistline. There are also reports that she is forgetful and having cravings for junk food and alcohol. The latest headline says that she has been hitting the gym. While that is certainly a step in the right direction, there even more suggestions that Jessica, or anyone, might follow who is experiencing the same symptoms.
In Jessica’s case, she is likely experiencing the stress of touring. The confinement and lack of privacy on even the most luxurious tour bus makes normal activity difficult. There is sometimes a circus environment that surrounds touring that might make it difficult for her to fully relax. Tremendous energy expended on-stage can leave an entertainer drained. Although, her work is highly rewarding, it is repetitive and monotonous. She is spending a lot of time in a toxic environment, inhaling toxic air from her transportation and the highways. Heavy metal toxins from diesel affects many truck drivers in the same way, causing them to put on weight and become toxic.
One remedy, considered the “big guns,” for weight gain due to metals toxicity is through is chelation therapy. This is a tailored vitamin and mineral therapy that is administered intravenously under the direction of a licensed physician This is a fairly drastic measure. There are other things that someone like Jessica might try first.
Working out is important. It can change your dietary habits. It helps you control stress, pain-relieving endorphins released during resistance training provide a sense of well-being. Weight training helps you to get a sense of control over your life. A good, hard workout with weights can increase your energy level, increase muscle mass, burn fat and help to release toxins in the system. This last fact is key in recovery and putting and end to cravings and forgetfulness.
Cravings for junk food items are a sign of the body’s toxicity. The more toxins it has, the more it craves them. The cycle must be broken. Anyone who has a junk food and alcohol diet has Ph imbalance; his or her system is too acidic. This condition, if left unchecked for very long, leads to disease. If you are scientifically minded, you can purchase PH test strips to verify that you have an imbalance that can lead to a disease state, if left unchecked. One quick way to normalize the Ph balance is to incorporate 2 tsp. to 2 T. of apple cider vinegar, three times a day in water. The most effective apple cider vinegar is unprocessed and contains the mother. It can usually be obtained at a health food store.
The best thing that you can do, however, is to make the necessary changes in diet. Begin cleaning up your system with fresh vegetable juices, particularly carrot, beets, spinach, celery, cucumber and cilantro. If your body is very toxic, you will not be able to drink very much juice, at first, without experiencing nausea or a headache. Don’t give up! Eventually, if you have a little each day, you can increase the amount of juice your body can consume without rejection. Soon your body will feel so good that it will crave more fresh vegetable juice. This is an excellent way to clean the blood, and the body’s filters – the liver and gall bladder. When shopping for a juicer, look for a sturdy, stainless steel model as oppsed to the plastic variety. The stainless lasts longer, cleans up more thorougly and produces a better result. (See photo.)
According to on page 117 of “Heal Your Life with Home Remedies and Herbs,” alcohol cravings can be related to “candida in the liver.” She suggests that there usually a “deficiency of C,B, and Zinc. B-complex, B1, B, 12, E, choline, inositol, pantothenic acid, niacin,” in the bodies of such persons. According to Hanna, cravings for alcohol can be reduced or eliminated by incorporating “100 mg of Vitamin B1, three times per day;” “cucumbers which contain the enzyme erepsin;” and “honey to help remove alcohol from the system.” Raw honey is best. She further recommends, “Chromium and vanadium mixed together. Take 1 tsp., twice daily to reduce the desire for alcohol.”
Jessica Simpson has reportedly forgotten her lines during a couple of recent performances. Ginkgo biloba helps sharpen the memory. Mercury, aluminum and other metals in the system can cause forgetfulness. These can be detoxed through chelation and through the use of herbs like cilantro (a little bit, added to the diet each day) and alfalfa. Chlorophyll is a blood cleanser and detoxifier that also helps the body with elimination. Follow the dosage on the bottle.
Internal parasites are linked with weight gain and other disease states. Parasites can be eliminated with three garlic cloves per day. Also a tincture of green walnut hull, wormwood and cloves is useful. Herbal formulas against parasites are available at health food stores. Learn more about cleaning up parasites, according to Dr. Clark’s recommendations at: www.drclark.net.
For the most in-depth information on parasites, their causes and cures, please see Hulda Clark’s book, “Cure for All Diseases.” Also, please refer to this article at The Health Guardian
In conclusion, all disease states have mental and emotional states that accompany them. Working out is one way to break the cycle, but it does not stand alone. The body needs proper nutrition and detoxification. The body will hold onto weight when it is overly toxic. This is the body’s mechanism to protect itself because if you lost the weight, you would quickly become very ill. A major key to weight loss is detoxification.
Clark, Hulda Regehr. Cure for All Diseases. Educa Books/H.H., 2006.
Kroeger, Hanna. Heal Your Life with Home Remedies. Hay House, Inc., Carlsbad, CA 1998.