We need to cleanse our blood through detoxification to keep it from circulating toxins, chemicals and drugs. Your life is in your blood, because without it, no life can exist for more than a few minutes. Blood is the major transportation system of your body, the highway by which all cells are nourished with oxygen, vitamins, minerals, enzymes and phytochemicals. Blood is also the way we get rid of waste products of cellular metabolism (endogenous toxins), and chemicals, drugs and toxins from exogenous sources. Blood carries chemical, toxins, drugs, and other harmful substances to the filtration systems of the liver and kidneys. Blood also transports WBCs, which fight off infections from bacteria, virus, fungi and parasites, and which consume abnormal cancer cells in the body.
Blood is frequently mentioned in Scripture, where it is always equated with life. Blood is the symbol of both the old and new covenants. In the old covenant, animals were sacrificed to show that this covenant was made for life; the shed blood of the animals was meant to be a payment for the sins of the people. In the new covenant, when Jesus Christ shed His blood for us, the blood served two purposes. First, it paid the price for the sin of the world for past, present, and future, because Jesus was the pure, sinless Lamb of God who truly did take away the sin of the world. Second, the shedding of Jesus’ blood established the new covenant between God and all of mankind. His shed blood means those who believe can be forgiven of their sins, because “without the shedding of blood, there is no forgiveness.” (Hebrews 9:22)
Obviously, life—both physically and spiritually—is in the blood.
Unfortunately, many problems can arise in the blood, including:
- Inability to carry oxygen
- Inability to circulate oxygen and food to needed areas
- Inability to fight off bacteria, virus, fungi, parasites, and abnormal cancer cells
- Inability to clear or purify toxins, chemicals, and drugs
Blood’s inability to carry oxygen occurs commonly with certain mineral and vitamin deficiencies, especially iron and Vitamin B12. This causes either abnormal red blood cells (RBCs), which cannot carry oxygen properly, or a lack in production of new RBCs. An RBC’s average life span is 90 days. Abnormal RBCs can also result from various diseases, sickle cell anemia and many other anemia disorders.
Blood’s inability to circulate oxygen and food to needed areas occurs in certain diseases (like sickle cell anemia) where the RBC becomes sickle-shaped instead of spherical in shape. This causes poor blood circulation through all the small capillaries. The RBCs get caught and cause cellular hypoxia (lack of oxygen) and then cellular death.
High blood cholesterol and fat also commonly cause this. Fat and cholesterol cause coating and narrowing of blood vessels, decreasing movement of red and white blood cells along with all other vital nutrients. If you had to put a fire out, which works better: A fire hose or a garden hose? The fire hose does, because it is at least 15 times the diameter of the garden hose, allowing more water to come out. We want our blood vessels the same way—clean and with the largest diameter possible, so blood cells can move quickly and freely. The more fat we consume, the more sludging or sticking of the red and white blood cells. And the slower RBCs move, the less oxygen, food, vitamins and minerals can get to the needed cells. And the slower WBCs move, the less they can fight infection from bacteria, virus, fungi, parasites, and the less they can patrol to eat cancer cells. So, the lower the fat in the blood, the better the circulation of red and white blood cells.
A meal high in fat content causes clumping of the RBCs which, after several hours, reduces the overall oxygen supply to the body by 20 percent. It takes approximately 12 hours after the meal for blood flow to return to normal. Many people eat fat in all three meals, causing the body to continuously run on only 80 percent of the normal oxygen supply. This can cause major problems, because the ability of RBCs and WBCs to do their job has been reduced by 20 percent.
The greatest threats to blood’s vital function are:
- High animal fat diet
- Vitamin and mineral deficiencies
- Toxic buildup of toxins, chemicals, and drugs
- Diseases of the blood, often triggered by a move away from normal homeostasis (body balance), which is usually a result of toxic buildup
As you can see, good blood circulation is vital to our health. This is why a fever causes the rate of blood flow to increase exponentially. For every degree rise of body temperature, the speed of RBCs and WBCs doubles. So it is not health promoting for someone who is sick to take aspirin, Tylenol, or similar fever-reducing agents, unless the fever becomes uncontrollable with natural healing methods.
What can we do to keep our blood healthy?
- Change to more of a vegan diet, avoiding as much animal fat as possible. This will protect from constant blood cell sludging and a 20 percent decrease in total body circulation of essential nutrients, red and white blood cells.
- Get all your essential nutrients for the day, including vitamins, minerals, essential fatty acid and amino acid. These nutrients should come from your food, not from synthetic (and potentially toxic) vitamin and mineral supplements. SupremeFood is ideal for this, because it has the essential nutrients in organic food form. It is not a vitamin or mineral supplement. It is food that God made which contains vitamins, minerals, enzymes, phytochemicals and the other essential nutrients. Take it the way God made it; that’s always the best rule. Take your essential nutrients from whole organic food, and take your medicines from the plants and herbs that God created.
- Reduce the amount of chemicals, toxins, and drugs going into your system, by breathing the purest air as possible. Avoid fumes and exhausts. Drink and cook with pure water, preferably distilled or reverse-osmosis filtered. Eat organic fruits, vegetables, sprouts, whole grains, seeds, nuts and beans. And eat them raw or uncooked and sprouted, to preserve enzymes, vitamins, minerals and phytochemicals, oxygen and bioelectricity. If you can’t get organic produce, wash your fruits and vegetables with a non-toxic pesticide remover. Or soak them in organic apple cider vinegar and water. Also, take off the skins, which contain up to 50 percent of the pesticide residue. Avoid processed foods and those containing preservatives—chemicals that will make you more toxic. And remember that whatever touches your skin is absorbed into your blood stream within 30 seconds; you’ll look at shampoos, conditioners, and hand-and-body lotions in a whole different way. Read the labels; if you can’t eat it, think twice before putting it on your skin or hair.
- Detoxify your blood 2-4 times per year. Our recommended blood detox program includes these herbs, including their primary functions