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Cleansing The Skin


The body uses four main systems to excrete waste materials —

1) the liver and intestinal tract

2) the kidneys

3) the lungs

4) the skin

It is easy to forget that the skin can be used to help detoxify the body and speed the removal of metabolic waste. Cancer breakdown products and other metabolic debris tends to accumulate rapidly. Patients often develop all kinds of skin eruptions and blemishes. These conditions can be worrisome, but should be viewed as a sign that your body is doing battle with the invaders. It is also your body’s message that you can help.

Dr. Kelley developed the following procedure over thirty years ago to stimulate waste release through the skin. A toxic cancer patient would be well advised to use it on a weekly basis during and for two weeks following treatment.

Once a week, rub your skin from head to toe with a mixture of equal parts of olive and castor oils. Castor oil is available at any pharmacy. Then, with the oil still on the skin, soak in a hot bath for 15 minutes. (Be careful getting in and out of the bathtub – the oil will make you slippery!) The bath allows the oil to penetrate to the deepest levels of the skin.

After the bath, go to bed under heavy covers for one hour to sweat out the poisons. The perfect time for an afternoon nap.

Finally, take a hot shower to remove all of the oil. Using a loofah sponge or shower puff is invigorating and helps to remove skin debris.

Additional Detoxification Routines

Salt & Soda Baths During periods of intese toxicity, a warm bath with baking soda and salt can greatly help to mobilize toxins out of the body through the skin. In a fairly warm bath, add one cup of baking soda and one cup of table or sea salt. Soak in the bath for 20–30 minutes. The bath should be repeated daily until symptoms diminish.

Mustard Foot Soaks This routine can be helpful for toxic headaches, generalized toxicity symptoms, muscle aches and pains, and water retention in the ankles or other parts of the body.

Castor Oil Compresses This is an old Edgar Cayce remedy. The compresses are particularly useful when applied to areas of pain where tumors might be breaking down. Soak a washcloth or similar cloth in castor oil which has been slightly warmed in a pan. Be careful not to overheat the oil. Apply the cloth to tumors, areas of pain, and areas of in ammation. Keep the compress in place for 20–30 minutes. The castor oil poultices are not harmful and can be used as often as relief is needed.


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