THE TROUBLEMAKERS LIST The examples I just shared are, I’m sorry to say, only some of the exposures we encounter day-to-day. What follows is a list of some of the most common troublemakers in our world that can pose problems with our health if we don’t actively cleanse them. If you want to know more about how we encounter these and how they affect us, as well as how long it can take for the body to let go of each, you’ll find further information in Liver Rescue. As you scan these lists, remember: The goal here is not overwhelm and fear. The goal is knowledge and power. Becoming enlightened to what can harm us is our only chance of protection. Viruses and Viral Waste Matter Cytomegalovirus (CMV) Multiple varieties of herpes simplex virus (HSV) 1 and 2 Multiple varieties of human herpesvirus (HHV)-6, HHV-7, HHV-8 Multiple varieties of the undiscovered HHV-9, HHV-10, HHV-11, HHV-12, HHV-13, HHV-14, HHV- 15, HHV-16 Over 30 varieties (all but one undiscovered) of shingles Over 60 varieties (most of them undiscovered) of Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) Viral waste matter (byproduct, neurotoxins, dermatoxins, and viral corpses) from these herpes-family viruses Toxic Heavy Metals Aluminum Arsenic Barium Cadmium Copper Lead Mercury Nickel Toxic calcium Pharmaceuticals Some medications for certain circumstances can be life-saving. There are times when they are truly necessary. The opposite occurs with many medications as well, with life-threatening situations that can arise. What we need to be is aware: aware that excessive use can burden the liver, aware that different prescriptions provided by different doctors who aren’t all on the same page (or different self-prescribed over-the-counter medications) can create a cocktail your liver and other organs don’t like, and aware that even without taking a single medication in your life, you can end up with them in your system due to our food and water supply. With cleansing, old pharmaceuticals can start to come out of the liver immediately. If your doctor feels you need to be on medication in the present, by all means follow their instruction. At least you can focus on clearing out old pharmaceuticals you ingested in the past that have stuck around in your system. Alcohol Antibiotics Antidepressants Anti-inflammatories Biologics Blood pressure medications Hormone medications Opioids Prescription amphetamines Recreational drug abuse Regular immunosuppressants Sleeping pills Statins Steroids The Pill Thyroid medications Chemical Industry Domestic Invaders Aerosol can air fresheners Cologne and aftershave Conventional cleaning products Conventional hair dye Conventional laundry detergent, fabric softener, and dryer sheets Conventional makeup Conventionally scented body lotions, creams, sprays, washes, and deodorants Conventionally scented shampoos, conditioners, gels, and other hair products Dry cleaning chemicals Hairspray Nail chemicals (such as polish, remover, adhesive) Perfume Plug-in air fresheners Scented candles Spray tan Spray-bottle air fresheners and mists Talcum powder Bacteria and Other Microbes C. difficile E. coli Food-borne toxins (Includes many uncataloged microorganisms. Even when killed off through cooking, the microbe bodies remain toxic and can build up in the system.) Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) Mold Over 50 groups of Streptococcus strains Parasites Salmonella Staphylococcus Chemical Neuroantagonists Chemical fertilizers Chlorine DDT Fluoride Fungicides Herbicides Insecticides Larvicides Other pesticides Smoke exposure of any kind Petrochemicals Carpet chemicals Chemical solvents, solutions, and agents Diesel fuel Dioxins Engine oil and grease Exhaust fumes Gas grills, stoves, and ovens Gasoline Kerosene Lacquer Lighter fluid Paint Paint thinner Plastics Troublemaker Foods For a full list of foods that can interfere with our health, including explanations of how they affect us, see Chapter 7, “Troublemaker Foods.” Toxic Adrenaline from Emotional Traumas Emotions are never the cause of illness. They can merely be triggers that put great stress upon the adrenals, in turn leading the glands to release corrosive adrenaline that lowers our immune system. When this occurs on a regular basis, it can set the stage for health struggles if we have underlying susceptibilities from the other troublemakers in this chapter. Because of this immune system factor, repeated or prolonged instances of excess adrenaline can particularly affect you if you’re dealing with a viral condition. Again, though, these emotional experiences are not the reason you become sick. While sometimes we’re forced into difficult situations or forced to make decisions that don’t help us due to a lack of support or resources, and we often can’t guard against these traumas, they don’t ultimately need to disempower us. We can turn it around by taking care of our health and empower ourselves by cleansing. For further insight into emotions and healing, see Chapter 25, “The Emotional Side of Cleansing,” and Chapter 26, “Empowered Souls.” Abuse Being ignored Betrayal Broken trust Constant letdown Extreme adrenaline-based sports and activities Family stress Fear Financial stress Having the (figurative) rug pulled out from under you Heartbreak Mistreatment Not being heard Not being understood Prolonged overabundance of adrenal stress Unfulfilled promises Radiation Airplane travel Cell phones and other technological devices Continual atmospheric fallout from past nuclear disasters CT scans Food and water supply MRIs PET scans X-rays Troublemaker Food Chemicals Aspartame and other artificial sweeteners Citric acid Formaldehyde Monosodium glutamate (MSG) Natural and artificial flavors Nutritional yeast Preservatives Alcohol Rainfall Exposure Precipitation contaminated with chem trails (not just contrails) TIME TO GET YOUR LIFE BACKNow that you know what’s inside your body, do you want to know how to let it go? The rest of this book is here for you. In Chapter 8, “Your Guide to Choosing a Cleanse,” you’ll discover many options available to you for wherever you may be with your health. We’re each in a different place in life, and we deserve individual approaches. Our body cannot rid these toxins we’ve accumulated without our active help. Even with all this new knowledge, if you don’t want to cleanse, or if your circumstances don’t allow any change in your diet, you still hold new power: the power to minimize any new troublemakers entering your body. While there’s so much we can’t control, such as outdoor air quality, there are basics within our reach. Find the items in this chapter that you feel you can control—for example, use nitrile gloves at the gas pump, avoid sharing drinks or bites of food with friends, pull your air fresheners out of the wall, throw away scented candles, stop wearing perfume or cologne, switch to natural detergents—and take it from there. Maybe your job right now requires an exposure you’d rather avoid. You don’t need to panic—that adrenaline rush wouldn’t serve you anyway. Instead, limit what other troublemakers you can and start to think about whether you can ask for a change in working conditions or find another career path for yourself in the future. Take one step at a time. When you’re ready, the cleanse options in this book are here for you, and Chapter 8 will guide you in how to choose the right one. Taking a few days or mornings to switch up your food routine is worth it. Cleansing gives us back years of our life—years we don’t even know we’ve already lost and don’t realize we can gain back.