Detoxing Your Body

By C. Norman Shealy, MD, PhD

Over the past 100 years our environment has exploded in toxicity--chemical pollution, nuclear pollution, chlorinated and fluoridated water, machine pollution, silver/mercury fillings, electromagnetic pollution, herbicides and pesticides, and more. Foods with sugar, MSG, trans-fats, preservatives, corn "sweeteners", artificial sweeteners, fats, colorings, flavorings fill the grocery stores. Our soap is no longer soap--it is a detergent.


Everyone can benefit from regular detoxification, especially those with toxic diseases such as:

  • Autoimmune diseases–MS, ALS, rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, psoriasis, etc.
  • Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Irritable bowel disease (IBS)
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Chronic infections and rashes
  • Various mood disorders
  • AllergiesCastor Oil in bowl
  • Hypertension

For detoxification: choose at least one, once a week for the healthiest; at least five days a week for those with disorders:

  • Sauna, steam, hot tub or soak

    Add magnesium chloride crystals to tubs or use magnesium lotion after the others.

  • Castor Oil Bath

    Fill the tub with pleasantly warm water (102-104 degrees F). Step in and rub castor oil over the entire body (4 to 8 oz.). Soak 20 to 30 minutes. Use an inexpensive shampoo and rub every part of the body liberally with the shampoo. Wash the entire inside of the tub well. Be certain there is no feeling of slipperiness before and after you empty the tub. Rub your hands on the bottom of the tub to be certain it is not slippery before you stand to dry off.

  • Castor Oil Suit – At Least as Effective as the Castor Oil Bath

    Rub castor oil liberally over the entire body up to the neck, including arms and legs. Put on an old pair of sweat pants and shirt or long Johns and socks and sleep in them overnight. You may reuse the suit three to four nights before washing it. It will never lose all the oil so you won't be able to use the suit for anything other than a castor oil suit. Store the suit in a plastic bag with a few drops of lavender oil.

  • Use a few drops of Rose Oil Fragrance after any of the above.


Dr. C. Norman Shealy MD PhDDr. C. Norman Shealy MD is a neurosurgeon, psychiatrist, founding president of the American Holistic Medical Association, and president of Holos Institute for Health. An international speaker and researcher, he holds ten patents for innovative discoveries and introduced the concepts of Dorsal Column Stimulation and Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS), both now used worldwide. He has published over 300 articles and is the author of twenty-five books, including his most recent from A.R.E. Press, Medical Intuition: Your Awakening to Wholeness. Featured in the documentary Medical Renaissance: The Secret Code, he is cofounder of the American Board of Scientific Medical Intuition and is perhaps the world’s foremost expert on medical intuition. Learn more at


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