Detoxification using Celery
I have first hand experience with asbestos, heavy metal, and formaldehyde poisoning.
This diet worked for myself when I was so seriously ill with asbestos and heavy metal poisoning that I almost died.
I don’t know anyone else at all who has done this diet: I don”t think it would be advisable for cancer.
Chemical poisoning had occurred in my body so suddenly, that there was not time for cancer to develop. The situation was a matter of life and death: There was not time to muck about with specialists, and so I had to quickly devise some diet which would keep me alive but not make my condition any worse.
I had cleared a burned out house and section which I had bought. The house, which had an asbestos roof, and tons of lead paint, very common on Waiheke Island of yesteryear, had burned down while under contract, and instead of taking this as a dire warning from spirit to leave the place alone, I bought the house for the section value, and set about clearing it.
This was certainly my undoing, and very near the end of my life. My young son was also affected quite badly, as he had accompanied me onto the section every day when I went about clearing it.
After several weeks of clearing the exploded asbestos and melded plastic and paints, I was collapsing at the drop of a hat. I had to stop going onto the property completely, and had to abandon the project of rebuilding the house.
I had ulcers in the soft tissue of my mouth and nose, and almost constant diarrhoea. My digestion had very nearly stopped completely due to chemicals and consequent candida infection. There was almost nothing I could eat now.
Just the touch of a piece of fruit onto the mouth brought about a wave of thick, white candida thrush immediately, and this covered the tongue and sides of the mouth. Bleeding of this tissue was the next thing to occur. I could feel the candida travelling through my whole digestive system after just a whiff of any sugar or fruit. The standard carrot juice detox was completely out of the question, as carrots are so sweet.
Anyway – after collapsing onto the street in busy Queen Street, Auckland City, I was taken up to Auckland hospital. Collapse in Queen Street, where busy traffic vented out their lead-laden fumes, happened because my overloaded system simply could not take even a breath of any more pollutants.
I was lucky I had my son with me this day. He had already procured me some aspirin from a shop as I lay paralysed on the ground, on the street, by the time the ambulance arrived. On Waiheke island, we had discovered that aspirin alleviated the feelings of collapse a little. This had happened one afternoon when my neighbour offered me some aspirin as I lay in agony, unable to move off the floor. Garlic was another remedial measure. And Kawakawa leaves, freshly chewed, also worked to avert complete collapse.
Anyway, by the time we got up to the hospital in the ambulance, the aspirin had begun to work and I was able to walk in unaided. A specialist saw me. Without doing blood tests or blood pressure, he listened to my heart, which was still racing abnormally in an effort to rid the blood of the poisons. He listened to my heart and told me I had a ‘condition’ called tachycardia, a condition which i would have to take medication for, for the rest of my life.
It might be worthwhile for people to note that I DID NOT HAVE A HEART DISEASE, YET THE SPECIALIST AT THE HOSPITAL WAS PROMPTING ME TO BEGIN MEDICATION FOR TACHYCARDIA. I have not had tachycardia since I recovered: I only had symptoms of tachycardia because of the asbestos, lead, mercury, formaldehyde, and other chemicals which i had ingested from the burned out house and section.
I believe that many people who have been diagnosed with certain conditions, especially heart conditions, do not really have these conditions for life. Chemicals can bring on malfunction of the heart, liver, kidneys, nervous system, and brain, as well as give you cancer. Often, detoxifying the body will restore the heart function, and that of the other organs, to normal.
I tried to tell him that i was sick because of chemicals, but he would not listen. I knew my heart was healthy, as having 5 babies had put me through heart and blood pressure tests each time, and these were always healthy.
So – no one would listen to my reasoning. No professional within my reach would help me or be able to help me more than myself, I was sure. I was the one who knew what had caused this illness, and I was the one who would have to experiment and persevere in order to recover and get well. Though at the time, I doubted that I would ever be able to eat normally again.
I sold everything up and went to Australia with my two younger children, where we lived simply in a caravan park and I struggled for my life. This was a period of much drawing, painting, reading, and building with Leggo blocks, for them. And a long period of recovery for me. However, I was grateful to be alive.
I discovered that the only foods, initially, which did not cause rampant candida to overtake my whole system, was celery and tinned tuna fish in oil.
Mostly, i ate celery – lots of it each day, with small amounts of tuna three or four times a day.
For a few weeks, this is all that i could eat.
After a bit, I found I could take small amounts of almonds, although in the beginning, these were slightly problematic in that the candida returned temporarily after eating these.
Other foods which were tolerable under very hygienic conditions were fresh lettuce and sprouts. However, the problem with sprouts is that yeasts begin to grow on these the minute you begin soaking them. And commercial sprouts have been sitting in their bags for a time, so they are riddled with yeasts. Any food which had a trace of sugar or was yeast infected, proved to bring on an attack of candida, which consequently led me to collapse.
Eventually, after 6 months of eating almost nothing else except celery and tuna fish in oil, I got better. After about this time I found I was able to eat almonds, lettuce and sprouts more comfortably. Although cooked food was still better left until much later in the piece. Eventually, I was able to eat cooked broccoli. I remember this day – the first cooked food which did not bring on an attack of candida.
During all this time, I was using castor oil every second day to rid myself of poisons. I did this for at least three months. As the time progressed, i think that I did not take it every second day, but I certainly took castor oil at least once a week.
Other things i found helpful were caprylic acid. This is not good to take for long periods, though, as it is hard on the kidneys. Consequently, I took this only as an emergency measure, when something had given me an attack of candida.
Non-acidic Vitamin C: Calcium ascorbate powder, which is a non acidic form of Vitamin C, was also really effective. I took this every day – between 1000 mg and about 3000 mg per day.
Other aids were: garlic, kawakawa leaves, and the occasional aspirin helped me through. Aspirin was taking, like caprylic acid, only in emergency. I found both these to be helpful, but both caused kidney pain, and so they had to be used with moderation.
And of course,, with the castor oil trearment, i used enemas as well – with small amounts of sea salt.