The Purification Rundown
Scientists have been studying pollutants in air, water and on land for decades. Now they're studying pollution in people and the findings are troubling.
In a study led by Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York, in collaboration with the Environmental Working Group and Commonweal, researchers at two major laboratories found an average of 91 industrial compounds, pollutants, and other chemicals in the blood and urine of nine volunteers, with a total of 167 chemicals found in the group. Like most of us, the people tested do not work with chemicals on the job and do not live near an industrial facility.
Scientists refer to this contamination as a personís body burden. Of the 167 chemicals found, 76 cause cancer in humans or animals, 94 are toxic to the brain and nervous system, and 79 cause birth defects or abnormal development. The dangers of exposure to these chemicals in combination has never been studied.
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In 1977, L. Ron Hubbard recognized that there was a problem. He developed something called the "sweat program." But that took months and months and months to complete. In 1978, he modified the program and came out with what is known as the "purification program," sometimes referred to as the Hubbard detoxification method.
In 1977, Mr. Hubbard put forth the idea that LSD residues could store in human tissue and later react upon the person. He later extended this idea to other toxic compounds. Less than one year later he developed and released a detoxification procedure that could safely eliminate toxic chemicals that accumulate in fatty tissues.
Make no mistake: These were very radical ideas. And not without controversy.
The idea that chemical residues stored for years in the fat was controversial. The idea that these residues could actually cause subtle adverse effects was downright revolutionary. And to develop and offer a program that purported to get rid of these residues was, well, a very brave thing to do.
As terrible as the problem of toxic metals in our bodies may be, there is yet a larger problem of toxicity. Toxic metals cause heart disease and cancer -- both deadly. However, these are NOT diseases that affect the personality or mind, particularly. Man fights back against the ravages of heart disease, but man loses his WILL to fight back in the face of the newly emerging "hopeless diseases" and chemical pollution. Some people even seek to swallow these pollutants, foolishly thinking of them as cures!
One tiny, tiny amount of some chemical, such as LSD, for instance, can cause a drugged condition. This is well known. As little as one one-millionth of an ounce of LSD can cause a person to be so mentally fogged that he cannot walk, talk or function in any normal fashion. That has been well known for decades. What has NOT been known, until THIS Hubbard Detoxification program was developed, was that this tiny amount of LSD could get stored in the fatty tissues of the body and then, years later, "leak out" causing the person to AGAIN appear to be in a drugged condition.
Elements of the Protocol
Note: The detoxification protocol is fully described in L. Ron Hubbardís book, Clear Body Clear Mind, (Bridge Publications, 1990). The following is a brief summary of material presented and discussed by the panel.
Daily doses of immediate-release niacin: Niacin stimulates lipid mobilization by triggering the release of free fatty acids into the bloodstream. It has been demonstrated that, while free fatty acid levels drop initially after taking immediate- release niacin, they rise markedly within two hours and then gradually return to normal.
Moderate aerobic exercise: This increases circulation, which ensures quick distribution of the niacin throughout the body and carries mobilized toxins to the excretory routes. Running is preferred, but this can be changed if medically indicated.
Intermittent sauna to force sweating:
As shown in several studies on this procedure, sweat is a primary elimination route for toxins. Sauna temperatures range from 140 to 180 degrees, lower than the typical health-club sauna.
The sauna must be well-ventilated.
Subjects take frequent showers, both to cool down and to remove substances from the skin and prevent their reabsorption.
Liquids are administered and participants are monitored for signs of dehydration and heat exhaustion.
Ingestion of cold-pressed oils: These are provided to prevent mobilized toxins from being re-absorbed by the intestines to meet body needs for lipids. Polyunsaturated oils have been found to enhance excretion of extremely persistent chemicals, without depositing fat in the liver.
Vitamin and mineral supplementation:
These replace vitamins, minerals and electrolytes lost due to increased sweating and correct deficiencies which are common among chemically-exposed individuals and drug abusers.
Excretion of Toxins
Researchers have found that chemicals mobilized and released into the bloodstream during detoxification may be excreted through a variety of routes, including sebum, lung vapor, sweat, urine and via the gut. Some panelists addressed whether the sudden release of stored chemicals into the bloodstream could have a toxic effect.
Karl Loren's informative article describes his own experience
Body burden information