Quoted from The Hundred-Year Lie:
“Over the past decade we have been seeing younger and younger people here with brain cancers and leukemia. We are even seeing menopause symptoms in women who are in their twenties and thirties,” explained [Dr. Brian] Clement, who must be about sixty years of age but looks two decades younger. “There is no question that exposure to synthetic chemicals is the core reason for this increase in catastrophic illnesses.”
The idea of pure food as medicine is taken quite literally here [at the Hippocrates Health Institute], and fresh wheatgrass juice is the food drink of choice. Less than two ounces of wheatgrass juice is said to be nutritionally equivalent to consuming nearly three pounds of fresh vegetables and 103 vitamins and minerals. Wheatgrass contains nature’s richest source of chlorophyll and acts as a potent immune system booster, body-organ cleanser, and toxins neutralizer. The Hippocrates program utilizes a mix of components that act synergistically with the wheatgrass. These include sprouted seeds and grains, raw un-cooked vegetables, daily exercise, periodic fasting, colon cleansings to remove toxic-waste accumulations, taking supplements derived only from naturally occurring whole foods, and the cultivation of positive attitudes.
The secret of perfect health, says toxin specialist Dr. Sherry Rogers, “is in getting your body so chemically unloaded and nutrient primed, that it heals itself.” That sums up what I observed and experienced in the Hippocrates program. To detox the chemicals out of my system, each day I drank four ounces of wheatgrass juice, took several dozen chlorella tablets (a green algae supplement), exercised for forty-five minutes on a stair-climber, then sat in an infrared sauna for as long as I could stand it. I also fasted for twenty-four hours every week and had several colon-cleansing sessions and three massages.
There’s compelling logic behind using a mix of saunas, fasting, and colon cleansing. Infrared saunas use less temperature than conventional saunas and produce twice the sweat volume. Their heat energy draws chemicals out of fat and excretes them as sweat. Mayo Clinic studies have demonstrated the value of using these saunas on congestive heart failure patients to improve heart function, doing so without the side effects of drug therapies.
Periodic fasts help to stress cells in the body to secrete chemicals. An additional health benefit was documented at the National Institute on Aging, whose chief of neurosciences, Mark Mattson, has shown how intermittent fasts—either eating only every other day, or not eating for twenty-one hours straight each day—increases the production of proteins in the brain that foster the growth of new nerve cells. This apparently enables the brain to repair damage caused by synthetic chemicals and may prevent Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, and related disorders.
Colon cleansings are designed to rid our septic system of accumulated waste toxins. Whatever food waste that isn’t digested or eliminated ends up being baked into the cells of our intestines at 100.2 degrees Fahrenheit, the human intestinal temperature. Unless removed, this matter becomes a toxins magnet and increases the length of time these toxins remain in our bodies.
Randall Fitzgerald, The Hundred-Year Lie, pg. 232-33.