On this page you will find a comprehensive outline of specific equipment you will need to purchase if you decide to embark on a dietary healing and detoxification program.
Water Purification Systems
On a detoxficiation therapy we do not recommend drinking water as we get copious amounts of fluids from the volume of freshly prepared, living juices. However we use some water in cooking and in the preparation of enemas. The purity of the water that we use (including the washing of vegetables) is paramount. There are only two methods of water purification that we can recommend: distillation or reverse osmosis. These two processes will remove up to 99% of pollutants. Do not be misled by other filtering or purification systems that are designed primarily to remove or deal with bacteria, micro-organisms, unpleasant tastes and odours, as these will be inefficient at removing chemically harmful substances such as hormonally-active synthetic chemicals. These chemicals, derived from pesticides, fungicides, plastics and detergents, are implicated in the rise in hormonally sensitive cancers, infertility, immune dysfunction, thyroid suppression and adrenal dysfunction.
How does it work?
Water passes through an efficient pre-filter that removes the larger particles of dirt and debris. Then, the water is squeezed through microscopic pores in the reverse osmosis membrane eliminating up to 99% of the impurities. Finally, a carbon post filter removes objectionable tastes and odors to enhance the quality of your drinking water.
The various pre-filters will screen debris down to 1 micron and remove chlorine, heavy metals, dissolved gases, ammonia, VOCs, pesticides, cysts (crypto and siardia). They will not remove minerals, nitrates, sodium, or viruses and chemicals less than 1 micron. These filters need to be changed as per manufacturers recommendations (every 6 months – 2 years) in order to preserve the integrity and efficiency of the reverse osmosis membrane. The Reverse Osmosis membrane needs replacing between 2-5 years (see manufacturers instructions).
How efficient is it?
The RO membrane will screen contaminants down to between 0.001 - 0.0006 microns with a microorganism rejection rate of 99.99% and 95-99% of inorganic contaminants such as heavy metals and chemicals.
For every litre of water filtered, 2.5 litres of waste water is produced which can be used for other household activities
It takes approximately 20 minutes to filter 5 litres of water
The efficiency of the membrane depends on:
- Water pressure (60-120psi is ideal, the higher the pressure, the more water produced).
- Water temperature (76°F or 24°C)
- TOTAL DISSOLVED SOLIDS (TDS). The higher the amount of dissolved contaminants in the water, the lower the quantity of water produced.
- Protection and periodic cleaning of the RO membrane
How much does it cost?
How does it work?
Essentially distillation is a process of boiling water with the subsequent collection of the steam which condenses to form purified water. Water is heated to 100C which kills any micro-organisms present; volatile gases boil of and are discharged through a vent while the steam is captured in a stainless steel condenser where it is cooled and condensed back to pure water. The distilled water then passes through a charcoal filter where any remaining VOCs are removed. The distilled water then drains into a collection chamber. All contaminants are left behind in the boiling chamber.
How efficient is it?
Distillation will remove 99.9% of all contaminants. There is no wastage of water.
Most of the distillation units will produce around 1.5L/hour
They do use electricity and the cost is estimated at 8 cents/litre. (AU$0.08/L)
Contrary to popular opinion, distilled water does not leach minerals from the body. Any water, drunk in large volumes will leach minerals from the body and distilled water is no different in this respect; nor does it have a more aggressive effect than other water within a biological system, such as the body.
How much does it cost?
WATER IN THE HOME
You will need to be vigilant about water in the home used for showering, bathing and cleaning. If your water is chlorinated you will need to purchase a chlorine filter for your shower head and/or bath, and you will need to wear rubber gloves when washing the dishes or cleaning etc. You will also need to rinse your vegetables (once washed) in distilled or RO water. Many patients keep a bucket of distilled or RO handy to dunk their vegetables in for the final rinse!
Rain water: Remember that rain water is not pure water. It contains dissolved chemicals from the atmosphere as it condenses to form rain. Additionally it will leach contaminants from your tank and from the copper pipes in your home.
The method of juicing vegetables that is recommended for those with cancer or chronic degenerative disease is a two-step process of grinding and pressing. Machines that do both steps in one are not suitable (centrifugal, trituration). Juices prepared through this two-step process are nutrient-rich, “living” and totally fibre-free.
Procedure: The vegetables and apples to be used are put through a grinding mechanism which reduces them to a pulp. The pulps are thoroughly mixed together and then placed in a juice cloth. The pulp is then pressed and the juice collected and drunk immediately.
Nutrient value: the procedure of thoroughly mixing the apple and vegetable pulps together allows the malic acid present in the apple pulp to extract and release more nutrients from the vegetable pulp. It is vitally important for the cancer patient’s recovery to receive the most nutritious juice possible. Patients who experiment with other methods of juicing do not fare so well. The nutrient value of juices prepared without the pressing of the pulp can be much less than the nutrient value of juices prepared in the correct way. The volume of juice from the given quantity of vegetables may also be significantly less.
Enzymes: The grinding and pressing process does not disturb the enzymes unlike centrifugal machines, which through their spinning action “kills” the enzymes. Juices prepared in this way will oxidize rapidly due to the loss of enzymes. When you fail to use the preferred methods of juicing, or if you fail to take your juices freshly prepared, you will not experience the good results as those using the correct procedure. Once the juice is pressed, no matter what equipment you use, you will have a maximum of 30 minutes before the bulk of the enzymes are oxidized. These enzymes are not only essential to the digestibility of the juice (patients require the live enzymes to support their own weakened digestive system and taking stale juices will only compound bloating and gas), but are essential to the transport and rapid absorption of nutrients. Living enzymes “hold” the nutrients and in this state are readily accepted by the body tissues and cells.
Digestibility: It is not only important that the juices are replete with enzymes, but they must be totally fibre-free. On this therapy, with the amount of juices consumed, fibre taxes the digestion and would inhibit the direct absorption of nutrients. This would pose a great problem to the patient and increase bloating, flatulence and digestive discomfort. It is only by pressing the pulps through a juice cloth that you can be assured of a fibre-free juice.
Although many of the “trituration” machines such as the Green Power, Green Life, Oscar and Samson may boast a high yield (volume and nutrient value), these machines are still not recommended as a certain amount of fibre will remain in the juice and there is no opportunity to adequately mix the apple and vegetable pulps together. Although these machines may be perfectly adequate for most people, and they undoubtedly deliver a high quality juice, I cannot fully endorse these machines for the reasons given above. However if you do not suffer from cancer or a chronic degenerative disease. then these machines may be perfectly adequate.
What are my options?
You have 3 options:
The Norwalk is the Rolls Royce of juicers and the machine will perform both steps, grinding the pulps and then pressing. It is the most expensive option.
Your next choice is to use 2 separate machines. The cheapest option is to use a Champion as a grinder (you would not use the screen) and the juicy pulp is delivered through the nose. Then you would mix the pulp, place in a juice cloth and press using the K&K Press.
A more expensive option is to purchase the K&K Grinder and use with the K&K Press.
How much does it cost?
There are a number of different enema kits on the market. They are usually referred to as Douche Can Kits. They can either be hung from a hook or can be placed on a flat surface. Either is suitable, although many prefer the flat-bottomed kits that allow you to stand them at a relatively low height (important for the beginner!). You will need one that has a minimum 1 litre capacity and if you are taking the castor oil treatment as part of your regime, then it is advisable to have 2 enema kits; 1 for the coffee enema and 1 for the castor oil enema.
The kit comes in sections; the douche bucket or bag (holding container), the tube, a stop cock (which will either be separate or fitted on to the tube), and a rectal tip. An example of one type of douche kit can be seen on http://narang.com/instructions/douchebagset.html or http://narang.com/instructions/douchecanset.html
I recommend purchasing a separate soft catheter (nelaton or silicon), which can be attached to the rectal tip. These catheters are about 25cm long and are easier to insert and retain than the shorter rectal tips. The catheter is especially useful if you have haemorrhoids which can “block” the end of the rectal tip inhibiting flow. These rectal catheters are available through your pharmacy.
How much does this cost?
|Douche Can Kit @$30.00 - $60.00|
Nelaton/silicon Catheter @$ 1.80 - $22.00
The cookware that is recommended is the “Waterless” method. These saucepans and skillets are constructed either as 3 or 5-ply pans which enables even heat distribution and retention from the base to the sides. The lids are tightly fitting so that no steam escapes and you are therefore able to cook at the very low temperatures required. There is no burning, no boiling and no stirring!
How much does this cost?
| 0.95L saucepan with cover @$ 185.95 |
1.9L saucepan with cover @$ 229.95
2.85L saucepan with cover @$ 265.95
Large skillet with cover @$ 371.95
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