Prevention of Disease
The distinction between prevention and cure has not been made sufficiently important. Teach the people that it is better to know how to keep well than how to cure disease. Our physicians should be wise educators, warning all against self-indulgence, showing that abstinence from the things that God has prohibited is the only way to prevent ruin of body and mind.—MS. 99, 1902.
Genesis 1:29: “And God said, “see, I have given you every herb that yields seed which is on the face of all the earth, and every tree whose fruit yields seed; to you it shall be for food.”
JANUARY 23RD, 2013
ACTIVATED CHARCOAL DETOX FACIAL MASK
WHAT YOU WILL NEED:
1 tablespoon activated charcoal (purchase at any Health Food Store)
1 tablespoon castor oil
1 tablespoon grounded flax seeds
2 tablespoons water
1 plastic disposable glove
1 glass cup
Method: Combine all the ingredients in the glass cup and use the spoon to mix it all together – it will become sticky and easy to smooth evenly over your face. Allow to dry for 30-45 minutes and then wash off with warm water (this is a bit messy – so be careful). Moisturize the face with a little cold pressed coconut cold…..and watch the glow, not to mention how clean and smooth your face will feel!!!!!!
HEALTH BENEFITS OF CHARCOAL
Activated charcoal is a carbon based substance that has been used for health and healing purposes for over 3000 years. Activated carbon is a form of charcoal that is extremely porous and able to attract and strongly bind many harmful substances in various aqueous based environments. Activated carbon is made from wood, vegetables, and other materials and is known for its ability to filter toxins out of the water and human body.
In 2008, a Chinese chemical company had an accidental explosion that released massive quantities of toxic benzene into the Songhua River, which provides the drinking water for over 10 million people in the city of Harbin. The Chinese government used activated charcoal to filter out the benzene from the river. The experiment was a success and saved the village from a near fatal exposure to toxic benzene.
Charcoal is most often made from burning wood or coconut husk in very high heat without the presence of oxygen. This `activated` process creates millions of little pores within the charcoal material. These pores take in and hold large amounts of liquid and toxic debris.
Activated charcoal is said to adsorb foreign materials rather than absorb them. Sponges absorb liquids but do not bind them, and therefore they can be squeezed right out. On the flip side, substances like charcoal that adsorb actually bind the toxins so they cannot escape. When toxins and other impurities interact with charcoal, they are bound tightly at a molecular level and cannot escape.
Activated charcoal is good at trapping other carbon-based impurities ("organic" chemicals) that are commonly found in pesticides, herbicides, plastics, and other industry and environmental pollutants. Additionally, charcoal has been shown to be effective at binding to chlorine, viruses, bacteria, and their metabolic byproducts and toxic excretions. It is estimated that daily use of activated charcoal reduces the toxic load in the human body by over 60%. The activated carbon itself is not reabsorbed in the gut but is eliminated in the feces.
Activated charcoal is very mild on the colon and does not interfere with the natural mucus lining of the intestines. It is wonderful for cleansing the intestines. It is great at binding to toxic gases, Candida, parasites and other physical impurities and at rendering them harmless. Bloating, flatulence and constipation are relieved. Charcoal supplementation is best when bound with fibers such as psyllium powder or celery seed powder and good levels of hydration.
Important Notes when Using Activated Charcoal:
1. Never take activated charcoal at the same time of day as other supplements. Give yourself at least 2 hrs between use.
2.Because activated charcoal will bind to certain medications please advise your doctor before using this if you are taking medications.
3.Be sure to drink at least half your body weight in water while using activated charcoal.
4.Activated charcoal should be combined with a good fiber source such as psyllium powder or celery seed powder that will effectively push the charcoal through the intestines and out in the feces.
5.Best to take before bed and 3-4 hours after eating dinner.
The information given here is for educational purposes only. It is meant to be used as a guide towards health and does not replace the evaluation by and advice of a qualified licensed health care professional. For detailed interpretation of your health and specific conditions, consult with your physician.