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THE GINGER COMPRESS
The Ginger Compress.
(This material is excerpted from my book and so if you see
any references to other chapters etc. you will know why. It has
some repetition with what I have already place here, which is
now at the bottom of the page. I have not yet discussed Chronic
Intestinal Stagnation [CIS], which is the main subject of the
book, "The End of Medicine". Nevertheless, anyone who
has been living in the modern world eating the"meat and sugar"
can be certain they have developed CIS, so what follows is information
of singular significance for everybody.)
If we established beyond reasonable doubt we do have chronic intestinal
stagnation, then we may want to enquire as to what we can do to
aid our intestines in healing themselves. From what has already
been written it should be fairly clear we first need to begin
by changing our way of eating to one based on eating cooked whole
grains and vegetables. However, on the physical level, changing
our way of eating is not enough. It is often assumed, or, it appears
to be the assumption in macrobiotic literature, that we need but
change our daily staple foods from meat, eggs, dairy food, refined,
chemicalised foods etc. to whole grains and vegetables and our
intestinal function will take care of itself. And, in many instances,
when people begin eating cooked whole grains and vegetables according
to macrobiotic principles, one of the first changes noticed is
a considerable, often dramatic improvement in bowel movement.
However, the consumption of these foods on a regular basis as
staple foods does not allow for making any real inroads on breaking
down the chronic intestinal stagnation, the toxic mucus build-up
in the intestinal walls. The chronic intestinal stagnation has,
as already been suggested, been building up over the entire life
of the individuals living in the modern culture eating the modern
diet, and as the years go by the chronic intestinal stagnation
becomes extraordinarily impacted and 'locked-in' the intestinal
walls. Thus we must do something in addition to changing our way
of eating if we wish to get rid of the mucus stagnation in the
walls of our intestines.
I must avow I am not the first person in the history of humanity
to recognise the large intestine is the single most critical organ
to address if we wish to effect a true and deep healing occurring
in the body. Many, many treatments have been devised over the
years in an attempt to remove this impacted mucus material, including
enemas, colonics, clay treatments, herbal colon cleansing programs,
and fasts of innumerable kinds and varieties. However, none of
them actually work, many are difficult to do, and some are actually
detrimental to do. For example, I think colonics actually weaken
the walls of the intestines.
What I mean by saying none of them actually work is that they
do not effect the dissolution of the mucus stagnation in the walls
of the intestines. They are effective, by and large, in sloughing
off the mucus build-up in the lumen of the intestines, but then
so does eating a diet based on cooked whole grains and vegetables,
due to the high fibre content.
The most effective remedy of which I know is probably several
thousand years old, and was probably devised at the beginning
of recorded history. I have also heard it was thought up by a
physician of a Buddhist persuasion in 500 BC. No matter, to the
august and profoundly wise gentleman or gentlewoman who first
first came up with the idea of the ginger compress, I offer my
prayer of profound gratitude.
So, after a long and necessary preliminary discourse, we come
to the reason for writing this book:
The Ginger Compress.
1. One gallon of water in a container with a lid (tap water is
2. 1/4 cup finely grated-by hand- fresh unpeeled Ginger Root (non-organic
is fine) wrapped in a cheesecloth, or other natural fibre cloth,
to make a bag of grated ginger.
3. 2 three feet long by 1 foot wide cotton terry cloth towels.
4. I cotton bath towel.
5. I pair of thick rubber gloves.
Before proceeding, take the two terry cloth towels and, singly,
fold each one in three-folds such that they cover the area on
your abdomen which goes from the sternum of the rib cage to the
pelvic bone, and from one hip bone to the other. Once you have
done this, sew each one along the loose edges so they are prevented
from falling open once you start doing the treatment.
Also, the treatment has to be done on an empty stomach, either
an hour before you eat or two hours after you eat. It can be done
at any time of day. However, a practical tip is to do the first
treatment just before you go to bed, and once you have done it,
leave all the materials where they are. First thing in the morning,
reheat the ginger water pot, making sure you do not actually boil
the water, and you can do the treatment again. Thus, if you do
it this way, you can do two treatments using the same ginger water
Another point is that if you use a gallon container, once you
have followed the instructions, the ginger water should retain
its heat long enough to do do at least two treatments. If you
want to ensure the ginger water remains hot, obtain a hot plate
you can plug into an electrical outlet near the place you choose
to do the treatment, and place the pot of ginger water on it after
you have made it.
Place the container of water on the stove and bring the water
to a boil. Meanwhile, grate the unpeeled ginger root using a fine
tooth grater until you have approximately a 1/4 cup; the easiest
way to ensure you do not lose any ginger juice is to drape the
piece of cloth you are using to wrap the ginger over a bowl and
grate the ginger onto the cloth in the bowl.
When you have grated enough ginger, bring the four corners of
the cloth together to enclose the grated ginger, twirl it to make
a neck and wrap a rubber band around the neck to hold it together.
Any overflow of ginger juice will then gather in the bottom of
By now the water in the pot will be near to boiling; let it boil.
Then, and this the most important point, once the water has boiled,
switch your heat source off and let the water settle before you
take the bag of grated ginger, squeeze the excess juice into the
hot water, throw the bag in the pot, and if there is any ginger
juice in the bowl, pour that in too.Then place the two folded
and sewn-up terry cloth towels in the pot of hot ginger water
and let them soak for a minute or two, with the lid on the container.
You are now ready to do the compress.
Place an old blanket or sheet on your couch, floor or bed, wherever
you choose to do the compress and set up the pot of ginger water
with the two terry cloth towels(I will refer to these two towels
as the ginger towels from now on in the description) in it on
some newspapers within easy reach of where you lie down. Lie on
your back (do not use plastic in any shape or form) on the sheet
on the couch, bed or floor, expose the skin of your abdomen, with
the bath towel, also folded so it can cover your abdomen, placed
on your lap.
Then, with the rubber gloves on, remove the lid of the pot, place
it on the floor, and pick up one of the ginger towels in the pot
(if you are lying on the floor you will need to sit up to do this),
wring out the the excess liquid back into the ginger water in
the pot, then replace the lid to keep the heat in.
Taking the wrung out ginger towel, open it up so it is flat (it
will remain folded if you have sewn the loose edges together),
lie down if you have had to sit up to do the preceding, and raise
and lower the ginger towel over the skin of the abdomen, close
to but not actually touching the skin to begin with , until you
can take it as hot as you can stand it leaving it directly on
the skin. After you have placed the hot ginger towel on the skin,
cover it with the bath towel that has been lying on your lap,
to keep the heat in.
After two to four minutes the hot ginger towel will start to cool
down. Then, lift the dry bath towel covering the ginger towel,
remove the ginger towel, leaving the dry bath towel covering the
abdomen to keep it warm. Remove the lid from the ginger water
container, replace the wet, cool ginger towel and remove the second
ginger towel which has been in the container while you used the
first ginger towel, thoroughly wring the excess ginger water out
of it back into the container, replace the lid and repeat the
procedure as for the first ginger towel. Alternate the two towels
for half-an-hour. This constitutes one treatment.
I recommend the compress is done 64 times, two to four times a
week; this is one round of compresses, and this may not, and is
generally not, enough to complete the job. If you determine your
intestines need more work, I suggest you wait four to six weeks
and then do another round of 64 compresses. And you may need to
do two or three more rounds after that! The reason it takes so
many compresses is due to the fact the chronic intestinal stagnation
has developed over many, many years, even decades. The older we
are when we find out we need we have chronic intestinal stagnation,
the longer it has been going on. And the longer it has been going
on, the more tenaciously hardened and impacted it is in our intestinal
walls, therefore the more ginger compresses we will have to do,
more consistently and perseveringly, in order for the compresses
to have their desired effect.
I also recommend that once we are satisfied our intestines are
back in shape again, it is a good idea to do one half-round of
compresses regularly every year. With regard to children, it is
perhaps better to wait until they are seven years old before doing
the ginger compresses.
Here is another method for doing the ginger compress, which I
learnt from David Jackson, a macrobiotic teacher and counsellor
living in Arizona, who learnt it from his teacher, Roy Steevensz.
I gallon container(thick sides) of boiled water.
1/4 cup freshly grated unpeeled ginger root(does not have to be
organic) in a cloth bag.
2 cotton towels, folded to cover the abdomen from the sternum
to the pelvic bone and from one hip to the other.
1 dry towel.
2 wooden bowls about 10 inches diameter.
The bag of ginger is squeezed to get the ginger juice into the
pot of boiled water(do not boil the ginger), right after you have
boiled the water, and then the bag of ginger is placed in the
David's method is different from those in the books where he has
two of the wooden bowls you can buy at oriental stores, the bowls
being the ones made of interwoven strips of wood. These are about
8-10 inches in diameter. What you do is place one of the folded
towels between these bowls and immerse it in the ginger water
so that the towel gets heated and because you are holding the
towel between the bowls you do not have to put your hands in the
Then you put the other dry towel try against the skin of the abdomen,
and, after immersing the two bowls with the other towel place
between them in the hot ginger water, you lift the bowls out of
the water, and squeeze them firmly together to squeeze the excess
ginger water from out of the towel. Then you take one bowl off
the top of the ginger towel and place it underneath the other
bowel, and place the hot ginger towel on top of the dry towel
on the skin of the abdomen(you are doing the compress lying back
against some pillows against a couch or wall).Then you cover that
towel with another dry bath towel, also folded.
The heat and ginger chi penetrates through the dry towel into
the abdomen, and you can feel your skin heating up. After a few
minutes, as you feel the heat cooling down, you take off the top
covering towel, and flip over the two towels on the abdomen so
that the towel that has been recently soaked in the ginger water
is now directly on the skin. You then place the one that was originally
on the skin between the two bowls, while covering the one on your
abdomen with the dry towel. You then immerse the two bowls with
the towel inserted between them in the hot ginger water, take
them out, squeeze the excess liquid out, and lifting off the covering
towel, place the hot ginger towel on top of the one still on the
skin, and cover them both with the covering towel. Then, once
you feel the towel against the skin cooling off, you flip the
towels over so that the recently heated towel is directly on the
skin and proceed to take the top towel and place it between the
two bowls, having placed the covering towel on top of the ginger
towel on the abdomen, and immerse the bowls in the hot ginger
water, etc. You go through this procedure for half an hour. If
you have a gallon pot with thick sides, then the ginger water
should easily retain enough heat for half an hour.
This method ensures that you have constant heat on the skin throughout
the course of the half hour treatment.
Activity of the Ginger Compress.
The ginger compress works because of the etheric or 'chi' activities
of the heat and the ginger root. From the perspective of yin-yang
theory, the ginger root has strong yang activity by virtue of
its "rootness". This more yang activity means the etheric
activity of the ginger has a strong, downward penetrating movement.
When you grate the ginger you will notice how the aroma of ginger
powerfully fills the room, attesting to a strong dispersing, expansive
movement of chi. The reason for this is the ginger root grows
sideways, meaning it is more influenced by yin activity than,
say a burdock or carrot root, and this yin dispersing activity
is further enhanced by finely grating the ginger. My feeling is
that by making the compress in this way, laying the towel soaked
in this etheric activity, thereby harnessing it, on the abdomen
while lying on our back, the towel focuses these etheric forces
on the abdominal cavity in which the intestines lie, and they
penetrate into the tissues by means of the root activity and break
up the mucus stagnations encountered in the tissues by means of
the strong dispersive activity. Furthermore, the etheric forces
of the ginger stimulate the etheric, formative forces of the intestines,
thus stimulating their proper activity.
The heat activity of the compress stimulates the blood and tissue
circulation in the area being treated which then facilitates the
bearing of the dispersed toxins away to be excreted.
The combination of these three etheric or 'chi' activities means
the tissues of the walls of the intestine begin to receive clean,
revitalized blood (if we have also changed our way of eating,
and it has to emphasised the ginger compress is a waste of time
if we do not) for the first time in years and decades, and they
become revitalized, leading to regeneration of the tissues and
restoration of their proper, harmonious function.
As a result of doing the treatment mucus deposits are gradually
dissolved and toxins flushed into the bloodstream and what happens
overtly then will depend on many factors. All I will say here,
and more is be said on this subject in the chapter "Macrobiotic
Healing" in my book "The End of Medicine" , is
the body may show signs of detoxification or may show no overt
signs of cleansing other than passive weight loss, increased urination
and bowel movement and some fatigue. More active signs of cleansing
include nasal mucus discharge, sore throat, coughing and sneezing,
fever and flu-like symptoms, temporary constipation and /or diarrhoea,
various aches and pains, skin eruptions on various parts of the
body, and headaches. If they are accompanied with healthy appetite,
normal sleep patterns, generally okay vitality and no nausea,
these signs indicate the healing process is going well. If you
find these symptoms to be of some concern, then it is important
to ask me via e-mail about what these symptoms mean and what you
need to do for them, if anything.
The ginger compress on the abdomen should not be done in the following
Pregnancy and Breast Feeding.
Abdominal inflammation, appendicitis and pneumonia.
On the brain, on infant babies, and in cases when a high fever
Overt cancers of the abdominal region, although they may safely
be done on cancers in other parts of the body.
In macrobiotic books which discuss the ginger compress, it is
always written "Special considerations for cancer patients..."
and it goes on to talk about the Taro Potato Plaster. The reason
it is mentioned cancer patients should not do a ginger compress
for more than five minutes on a cancer is because it is thought
the stimulation of the blood supply caused by the compress means
that if there is a tumor in the region being treated then the
increased blood circulation will cause the cancer to grow.
However, this is only true if the blood is still toxic. When a
person starts the macrobiotic diet, then in ten days the blood
plasma (the fluid in which the blood circulates) is renewed, in
30-60 days all the white blood cells will be newly created, and
in 120 days all the red blood cells will be newly created. Thus,
theoretically, if one does the ginger compresses beginning four
months after starting the dietary practice, then the increasing
blood flow means clean, fresh blood will be circulating more vigorously.
The tumour will then be receiving this fresh, clean blood which
in turn means the cancer will dissolve faster. However, to act
on the side of caution, if a person has cancer of the colon or
some other cancer of the abdominal region, it is perhaps wiser
to wait until the dietary practice has been done for one year
before embarking on the regimen of ginger compresses.
I have also heard it said this regimen of two-four compresses
a week brings too much heat to the organism. However, doing it
four times a week means we are applying heat to the abdomen a
total of two hours out of the 168 hours of the week, which comes
to 1.19% of the week. Furthermore, if one is to classify all diseases
of humanity into two groups: whether they are diseases of two
much heat, or diseases of too much cold, in the body, then it
turns out that all degenerative illnesses are diseases of too
Two problems may become evident during the course of doing the
treatments. One is the skin of the abdomen takes on a darkened,
brown-red/yellow hue, and this will clear up after the regimen
has been completed. The other is the possibility of detoxifying
too rapidly, meaning the symptoms of discharge may become overwhelming.
In this case simply adjust the pattern of treatment by stopping
them temporarily for a few days or a week or two. The key point
about the regimen of 64 compresses is to do them; whether this
takes 16 weeks, 20 weeks or 24 weeks is immaterial; what is required
is to get the regimen done perseveringly on a relatively consistent
Possible hindrances to doing the Ginger Compress.
I have noticed over the course of 14 years of counselling thousands
of individuals there is a great deal of resistance to actually
doing them. I estimate perhaps 30% of the people I counsel actually
do the two or three rounds of compresses necessary to completely
dissolve and break up the chronic intestinal stagnation.
Of course, people say things like they do not have the time, or
it's too complicated, or whatever. However, the reasons are, I
feel, a lot deeper. First, the intestines are those organs of
the body that have to with the expression of the activities of
the will forces of the soul; will forces have to do with carrying
out actions; if the intestines are weak and stagnated, then if
we are asked to do something which requires a significant and
radical change in any one of our habitual ways of doing any activity,
we find it incredibly difficult to do so. The ginger compress
regimen requires we take into account our necessity for doing
them and scheduling the time to do them during the course of the
week. If we do not do this, then we will have difficulty in getting
Secondly, the large intestines and lungs correspond to our forebrain;
our forebrain is the sense-organ instrument for the thinking activity
of the soul; thus, if we have chronic intestinal stagnation, we
also have toxic mucus build-up in our lungs and our forebrain.
In regard of thinking, this means our thinking is stuck, moulded
in the the tried and true, habitual, received learning we have
picked up at school, college, in church, from our family and through
the newspapers and other mass media and if we are to break through
the stagnant, arid, destructive, techno-material thinking of modern
culture, we have to break up this stagnation in the forebrain
while at the same time undertaking the strenuous re-education
and quest for self -knowledge necessary for true healing to occur.
The ginger compress regimen on the intestines is necessary to
do if we are to achieve this, and this is an uncomfortable prospect,
at least sub-consciously.
Thirdly, and probably the most difficult of the three impediments
to overcome has to to with our emotional life. In the course of
counseling I have come across a remarkable phenomenon of human
life, which is that when we experience a deeply wounding event
during the course of childhood and early adulthood, like being
sexually abused, or physically or emotionally beaten down, the
actual events which occasion these traumas and abuses are literally
'recorded' in the mucus stagnation, in any organ or tissue of
the body where they happen to have built up. This is to say, the
mucus stagnation appears to act as a 'medium' on or in which the
event/s in question are 'holographically' imprinted. This means
that no matter how well we succeed in suppressing our memory of
these events, they are literally playing out continuously, like
an endless tape-reel, for as long as the mucus stagnation remains
in the body.
Thus, there is not only the physical consequence of increasing
toxicity of the body resulting from the build of chronic mucus
stagnation, which, as I have shown, starts with the large and
small intestine, and because of these organs relationships as
paired complementary organs with the lungs and heart, in those
organs too. And later, as a consequence of the Five Transformation
Theory, with the kidneys/bladder, and liver/gall bladder. And
because the kidneys/bladder rules the sexual organs, mucus stagnation
also builds up there.
There is also the coincidental process, because of the relationship
of these organs to the emotions, as stated in the Five Transformation
Theory, of the increasing physical toxicity of the body being
accompanied with increasing emotional toxicity, the nature of
the emotion hinging on which organ or organs the mucus stagnation
is on which the events occasioning these traumas have been 'recorded'.
The relationships of the more destructive emotions with the organs
as stated in the Five Transformation Theory are as follows:
Liver/Gall Bladder - frustration, irritability, impatience and
Kidney/Bladder - fear, anxiety, loss of confidence and self-esteem.
Lungs - melancholy and sadness, sense of loss.
Large Intestine - depression, loss of enthusiasm, ennui.
Heart/Small Intestine - overly excitable, nervousness, hysteria.
Stomach/ Spleen-Pancreas- doubt, worry, skepticism, cynicism.
These emotional moods are, in the person so afflicted, permanent
and cannot be explained by any current event going on in their
lives. They are, so to speak, their mood of soul, and colors every
motivation, attitude, expression and way of relating to themselves
and the people in their lives and the world in which they live.
They are permanent, that is, for as long as the mucus stagnation
is present in which these emotional traumas are imprinted. I must
also point out these 'permanent moods of soul' are present even
if their have not been any emotional traumas; however, it is probable
that if there have been emotional traumas, and it is fairly evident
that emotional, physical and sexual abuse is endemic in modern
culture, the imprinting of the events occasioning these traumas
has the effect of accentuating these moods of soul to a deeper
extent than in those individuals who have been fortunate enough
not to have been emotionally, physically or sexually abused in
their childhood and early adulthood.
When we do the ginger compresses on our abdomen, then the dissolution
of the mucus stagnations will cause the 'holographically imprinted
event' to be released from its entrapment in the mucus stagnations,
as they are dissolving, and these events will surface into our
consciousness and we will have to deal with them phsycologically.
It is probable, as it has been in several instances in people
with whom I have been working, that when these events surface
into day consciousness, it is the first time they become aware
that these events have indeed occurred, because they did such
a effective job of suppressing their memory of these events when
they first occurred.
This is, in many instances, a traumatic experience, occasioning
much pain and suffering. Now, I feel when a person is asked to
do the ginger compresses, they know, sub-consciously, the dissolving
of the mucus stagnations brought about by doing the ginger compresses
is going to occasion the release of the suppression of the events,
and since the pain and trauma associated with them is so profound,
they would rather not have to deal with it.
This is understandable. However, any healing that is worthy of
the name is necessarily accompanied with pain and suffering. If
we go through a healing which leads to a resolution of our symptoms
which is not accompanied with pain and suffering, both physical
and psychological, then we can be assured the healing is superficial
and will not bring about the profound transformation of our being,
in body, soul and spirit, which is the healing I am discussing
in this book. Therefore, the regimen of ginger compresses is necessary
for us to carry out, anyway, if we wish to bring about a true
and deep healing of ourselves and the world.
As to what I feel we need to do if we 'find out' we have been
physically, emotionally or sexually abused in childhood and early
adulthood, I offer the following suggestions:
1. No blame. I do not feel that any one is helped if we go about
blaming the perpetrators of these traumas, no matter how justified
we may feel in blaming them. Furthermore, any idea of vengeance
and redress simply does not answer the questions posed by these
events and it leaves out of account the most important fact of
human spiritual life. This is karma. Karma is a profound spiritual
reality which is not taken into account at all in their daily
lives by people living today. Now, karma is a vast subject and
all I will say here is karma means that inexorably, ineluctably
we will find we have to make up to others, either in this life
time, or the subsequent life on earth, in one way or another what
we have done to them. This is to say, it is not up to us to judge
other people, for our, or other peoples', misdeeds, will be atoned
for through karma.
2. Forgiveness. We must dig deep in our souls and find it possible
to forgive the individual/s involved for what they have done,
not as a cursory nod to the idea of forgiveness, but as a profound
reality in our souls.
3. Find something about the event or the individuals involved
which is beautiful and good, for it is rare for any one individual
or event to be unredeemably evil.
4. This is probably the most difficult suggestion to carry through,
but is probably the most important: ask ourselves what is about
us that occasioned these events to take place. What is it that
we need to work on psychologically -mentally, emotionally, spiritually
- so we can truly digest the lessons to be learnt from these events
5. Once we have digested all that needs to be learnt, understood
and changed, forget about the events, for time itself is a great
There are additional aids to help breaking up the chronic mucus
stagnation. The first is to make sure we go for walks every day
for at least half to one hour. The act of walking serves to do
to an 'internal massage' on the intestines; it is helpful to use
the stairs instead of the elevator or escalator, to walk to the
store rather than drive etc. And the walking is most helpful if
it is a relaxed stroll around your neighborhood or in the park,
where the simple enjoyment of the sights and sounds we encounter
is our aim rather than trying to do any exercise.
Massaging the intestines while doing the compresses. While you
are lying down with the ginger towel on your abdomen, using the
extended index and forefinger of both hands together, press on
the intestines beginning at the ileo-cecal valve approximately
two inches to the left of the right hip bone, and using a push
and release motion work your fingers up the right side of your
abdomen, across the abdomen to the left, just above the navel,
and then down the left side to just above the pelvic bone, moving
in a spiral motion further in from the path you worked so that
the massaging gradually works toward the center of the abdomen.
When you have completed one massage in this way, start again from
the beginning and work you way to the center of the abdomen. Do
this two or three times or so during the time you are doing the
compress. When you press down with your fingers go as deep as
you can, while trying to keep the abdominal muscles totally relaxed.
Another aid is the following exercise. Stand straight, eyes looking
straight ahead, with your hands by your sides in the middle of
a room so you have plenty of space. Then move your hands, fingers
extended, upward and outward while raising yourself up on your
toes and taking a deep breath through your nose so that the inbreathe
goes to your lower abdomen. Hold the position momentarily, then
slowly, simultaneously bring your hands down past the hips and
then forward toward your front while bending down into a 'skiing'
position, tightening your abdominal and buttock muscles and as
you bend while exhaling slowly through your mouth, in order to
complete the exhalation by the time you end up in the 'skiing'
position. What I mean by the 'skiing' position is you end up on
your toes, bent at the waist with your buttocks close your ankles,
your arms extended in front of you with fingers extended forward,
as if you were just about to push off down a slope if you were
wearing skis. What you should feel as you go through this motion
is a gathering and concentration of 'chi' or etheric forces in
the pit of your abdomen. Do this exercise, on an empty stomach,
three to five times, two to three times a week while you are doing
the ginger compress regimen.
Tai Chi and Yoga are also beneficial. Any form of strenuous exercise
is not recommended during the first year of changing over to a
macrobiotic dietary program or while doing the ginger compress
regimen. The reason is during the early stages of being on the
macrobiotic dietary program the body is detoxifying itself and
the organs of detoxification and elimination are active in carrying
out the dissolving and removal of toxins. Now, when we do any
form of strenuous exercise, such as jogging, high impact aerobics,
weight-lifting etc., then the metabolic rate increases, meaning
more waste metabolites of cellular activity are being generated
than when our metabolism is functioning normally. Therefore, the
organs of detoxification and elimination of wastes are asked to
deal with the process of detoxification and elimination which
ensues when we begin a macrobiotic dietary practice as well as
with the toxins generated by intense exercise regimens. This puts
a heavy strain on these organs, which are at best in a weakened
and fragile state when we start the diet and the added load caused
by the heavy exercise is going to make it a lot more difficult
for these organs to both do their job of detoxification and elimination
while at the same time regenerating and revitalizing themselves.
Copyright © Kaare Bursell, 1996-2003.