Book Review: Detoxify or Die

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Book Review by Henry See

Written by Sherry Rogers, M.D., ISBN: 1-887202-04-8, Sand Key.

We live in a toxic world. Everything from the air we breathe, the water we drink and bathe in, the clothes we wear, the buildings we inhabit, and, of course, the food we eat, is filled with toxins. Is it any wonder that we see a rising incidence of cancer and nervous and neurological disorders?

Your body has all it needs to heal itself. Unfortunately, these natural processes are blocked when our bodies become repositories of toxic waste, affecting not only our health, but also our emotional life and our ability to think clearly. The question is, what to do about it?

That is the question that Sherry Rogers addresses in her excellent book Detoxify or Die. Rogers is a doctor who has been studying this issue for decades. She has written several other books on different aspects of the question. Detoxify or Die is the book that ties it all together.

Rogers begins by providing evidence about the toxins that surround us in the environment, from foods wrapped in plastic at the supermarket and stored in plastic when we get them home, and then cooked in aluminum. Even babies begin receiving their share of these poisons while still in the womb, only to continue to stockpile them as toxins from the environment taint even mother’s milk. We start off on the wrong foot from before birth, and it only gets worse.

Much of Detoxify or Die is a discussion of how various toxins affect the body and create the conditions for disease and neurological disorders, with suggestions on the supplements one can take to counter the effects. These toxins accumulate over the years because the body cannot rid itself of them alone. We need to step in and give it a hand.

Detoxification is a two-step process: gathering the toxins together into spots in the body where they can be eliminated and, then, actually getting them out of the body. Rogers recommends a three-pronged attack. The first is a cocktail of vitamin and supplements that work to gather the heavy metals out of the system and then to flush them out through your urine, feces, and sweat.

The second stage is regular coffee enemas to ensure that your gut gets cleaned. Autopsies of many people in North America show that their digestive systems have broken down and stopped working to eliminate the body’s waste. Many ‘beer bellies’ are made up of much more than fat; they can also come from kilos of retained waste that stagnate in the intestines.

Rogers’ third suggestion is regular use of an infrared sauna. Not only does the infrared sauna flush out toxins through the sweat, but also the infrared rays can provoke deep healing throughout your body.

Rogers outlines the role each of the supplements she suggests in ridding your system of its unwanted pollutants.

With the powers that be currently attempting to whip up hysteria over the swine flu, the best way to remain healthy is to let your body do its work unhindered. A good detox program will go a long way towards that goal, and is much safer, as I see it, than the vaccines they are seeking to make mandatory.

This book review has been submitted by Henry See, who comes from a family of book worms. He runs Retro Relics, a safe haven for bibliophiles in Fort St. John. He can be reached at retrofsj@telus.net.

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