Frequently Asked Questions
Protein: How will I meet my needs on a plant-based diet?
Substitute the word “protein” with the term “amino acid”. The human body does not have a requirement for protein, per se, which is evident from the digestive process which complex protein structures go through, to be broken down into amino acids, before absorption takes place. On the other hand, the body does require the absorbed amino acids for nutrient transportation and tissue-repair purposes among other physiological functions. And whether the body requires foods or food combinations with “complete amino acid profiles” is also questionable.
A diet constituted of fresh fruits, tender leafy greens, sea vegetables, sprouts and medicinal herbs, as well as nuts and seeds, will easily satisfy whichever needs an unobstructed body may have.
Familiarize yourself with and understand the following:
1.) The organs and endocrine glands involved in and responsible for digestion, absorption, utilization and elimination must be restored to optimal functioning. This MUST be taken care of before even considering “nutritional deficiency” or resorting to blame the quality of the produce or the top soils of which it was cultivated in.
Notable organs and endocrine glands to focus on:
- Intestines (small, primarily)
- Adrenal glands (also consider pituitary)
- Thyroid/parathyroid glands (also consider pituitary)
Can children do liver flushes?
Yes, children from age 9 or 10 can do liver flushes, but they would only take half the amount of everything, including apple juice or malic acid solution, Epsom salts and oil mixture. Children may also start the whole process on Day 6 about 60-90 minutes earlier, so they can take the oil mixture at 8:30pm or 9:00pm at night, but they still take the first Epsom salt solution at 6:00am or 6:30am the following morning.
Supplements: Are they recommended on these health programs?
This will depend on the type of supplement in question along with the circumstances that are being dealt with. With very few exceptions (e.g. emergency situations), the following is a list of some of the many supplements that are NOT recommended:
- Coenzyme Q10
- Colloidal Silver
- Digestive enzymes
- Fish oil
- Isolates (vitamins, minerals, fatty acids, amino acids, neurotransmitters, etc.)
- Protein powders (both whey and plant-based; not necessary and congesting the lymphatic system)
Instead, you’re encouraged to utilize whole food supplements including:
- Alfalfa (Lucerne) (plant and sprouts)
- Bovine glandulars (only if needed, and until no longer necessary)
- Kelp (powdered)
- Moringa oleifera
- Quality superfood blends WITHOUT added digestive enzymes, probiotics and blue-green algae
This is in light of the fact that you will be receiving more than ample nourishment from the botanicals, fruits and vegetables. In addition, the health protocols serve to address the reason as to why you’re not utilizing various nutrients to begin with, if that is the case.
Also, many people don’t have the affordability to be spending money on supplements most of which, ultimately, do not assist in addressing the root cause of their health problems but rather treats, suppresses and/or worsens the problem
How much malic acid do I need to take for the liver flush if I do not tolerate apple juice?
Use only food grade malic acid in powdered form. Avoid malic acid capsules, especially if they contain other ingredients. It is important that the malic acid is properly dissolved before ingesting it. The correct amount is 1/2 to 1 teaspoon per day, diluted in 24 – 32 ounces of room-temperature water. Food-grade malic acid powder is inexpensive and can be purchased over the Internet, such as www.bulkfoods.com
Allergies: What can I do about them?
Allergy = An abnormally high sensitivity to certain substances, such as pollens, foods, chemicals, or fur
Allergies of all kinds are formed when the body’s purification system – the lymphatic system – becomes overburdened from mucus congestion and toxicity, inhibiting prompt removal of antagonistic proteins. A person can become hypersensitive to anything from your common allergens like eggs, dairy, wheat (and any other foods containing gluten), corn, nuts, peanuts, soy, and various medications, to dust, sulfites and sulfonamides (i.e. sulfa drugs), metals, grass pollens (think hay fever), fur and even some fruits and vegetables.
Inadequate adrenal function will only compound the problem, as the adrenal glands will perform poorly in mediating the triggered histamine response that occurs following exposure to an allergen.
Histamines are basically chemical substances created – along with other pro-inflammatory chemicals – in response to an allergen, which in turn creates inflammation.
With properly functioning adrenal glands, sufficient anti-inflammatory steroids (cortisone, dehydroepiandrosterone, and pregnenolone) will be produced to settle the inflammation. This will lessen or completely prevent symptoms from occurring. The weaker the adrenals, the worse allergic reactions tend to be.
Anaphylactic shock (or anaphylaxis) is considered the most extreme form of an allergic reaction and is characterised by swelling and closing off of the throat (leading to difficulty swallowing and breathing), is associated with swelling and itching of the face, and can be accompanied by cramping, diarrhea, vomiting, moderate to sharp decline in blood pressure, and rapid heart rate (tachycardia). Emergency medical attention should be sought out immediately if symptoms make you suspect anaphylaxis.
The adrenal glands also control kidney filtration of the lymphatic system, through the autonomic (involuntary) nervous system, which is essential to help reverse any allergies.
A compromised liver and/or thymus is also considered in some circles to be involved in allergies, as some people have found relief by working exclusively on either of these organs.
Is it possible to skip or bypass some of the procedures like the colon hydrotherapy when I do the liver flush?
No. While several other liver flush protocols exist, none will give you the profound results as developed by Andreas Moritz. To prevent any kind of problems it is advisable to follow the exact steps as explained in “The Amazing Liver and Gallbladder Flush”. The colon hydrotherapy pre flush will ensure that your large intestines are unobstructed and allow the liver to discharge the intrahepatic stones while the post flush hydrotherapy will eliminate some left over stones within the large intestine which otherwise could cause irritation.
Urine Sediment: How do I know if I’m filtering and what does it look like?
When the kidneys begin filtering you will begin to see:
- Cloudiness of urine
- Threads, strings and specks of mucus
- Shaken snow-globe-like appearance
To check if you’re filtering:
Pee into a jar and let it sit for at least 4 hours allowing the sediment [if there is any] to settle at the bottom. You can leave the jar overnight in the refrigerator, but the best time to check for sediment is first thing in the morning.
I have heard that applying Turmeric on the skin is helpful in reducing psoriasis. Is it true?
First off, any skin condition is usually related to liver and gallbladder stones, also called intrahepatic stones which are mostly made up of bile, cholesterol and pathogens. Also the lymphatic system is often overloaded with acids. However, yes you can make a turmeric paste by mixing turmeric powder with a cream base. Use extra virgin coconut oil as the base to make this paste. You can vary the amount of turmeric and the cream to get a consistency you like. You may start with 1 part turmeric powder and 3 parts cream. Apply the paste to the psoriasis in the morning and evening. Once the skin looks better, you may use it just once daily. Eventually, periodic use (like twice weekly) may be all that is needed to prevent it from coming back. Mind the yellow pigmentation in turmeric which can stain clothing permanently and make sure you do your liver flushes while addressing your diet and de-congesting your lymphatic system.
Who qualifies for detoxification?
Anyone can benefit tremendously from true detoxification regardless of their current state of health. Children, adults and seniors – irrespective of age. From the very ill and sickly, to the layperson, health-enthusiast, athlete, and anyone in-between.
In this day and age of vast environmental pollution (from toxins, bio and petrochemicals, varying levels of harmful electromagnetic radiation, etc.) and declining food quality due to impoverished soil (from excess monoculture farming and the agricultural chemical compounds and biological agents utilized), making one’s health top priority is mandatory for staying well throughout the entire duration of one’s life.
Pregnant and breastfeeding women will, however, need to practice caution in how they approach the cleansing process.
What’s the best and most effective way to move lymph?
First things first: We must familiarize ourselves with the lymphatic system’s primary exit routes; for it is through these pathways that lymph, along with its content of acidic waste (mainly metabolic waste by-products from cells), will be expelled to the outside world.
These exit routes are:
- Kidneys (urine; forming visible sediment)
- Skin (sweating)
- Colon (stool; dealing with its own lymphatic system)
To avoid having to endure several adverse healing crises, urinary tract “infections,” or overburdening the skin, it is important that these gates of elimination be opened up prior to making an attempt at pulling lymph aggressively and thrusting acid wastes toward these pathways. This is not to imply that all major healing crises are entirely preventable, but the amount and severity of such events can be lessened considerably.
In short, kidney function can be restored and boosted through the use of fruits, vegetables, herbs and glandulars that possess positive attributes and frequency resonance toward this set of organs. The kidneys must also receive the necessary neurological “electrical signals” from well-functioning adrenal glands (through neurotransmitters) for filtration to take place.
Popular foods include:
- Asparagus root
- Corn silk
- Dandelion greens
- Juniper berries
See also the Urine Sediment page.
Ways to assess kidney function and health include:
- Blood pressure (diastolic/bottom number; always check both arms)
- Blood urea nitrogen*
- Iris analysis
- Sediment (or the lack thereof) in urine
May I place orders over the phone?
Sorry, we do not accept phone orders any longer. Thank you for your understanding.
Why don’t I feel better after my liver flush? I’m still so tired.
When the body starts on a cleansing regimen, it begins to increasingly break down toxins, waste products, and deposited protein and calcium structures. It begins to trust that it is safe to do so as the liver and colon as well as kidneys are more able to take out what the body passes toward them. When the liver suddenly stops cleansing before it is really clean, the rest of the body continues dumping toxins into the circulation, which subsequently are not removed by the liver. This leads to backwashing of toxins and waste which can affect both the liver and the rest of the body. If toxins are being retrieved from the connective tissues where they were deposited over a period of many years, they need to find their way out, otherwise this can lead to a toxicity crisis. It is similar to people who lose a lot of weight in a short time, but their organs of elimination are not clean and the toxins released during weight loss can enter the heart and brain and other vital organs. That’s why dieting on and off, losing weight and regaining weight, etc. can cause permanent damage to the body. Cleansing the body can save lives, but it must be done correctly.
Macronutrient Ratio: What’s the best (carbohydrates/proteins/fats) ratio to follow?
The short answer is that there is no single definitive answer to this, nor could there ever be, for it overlooks the fact that each individual is in a unique situation in relationship to their health. Like many often feel compelled to assert, “What works for you, may not necessarily work for me” and vice versa.
Does Hakan give any Training Seminars or does he hold workshops?
Hakan gave many seminars in the past. However, due to his current workload he only schedules workshops as time permits. If you are interested in an event please email us so we can put your request into our mailing list and inform you once an event is scheduled. For corporate seminar requests please contact us.
Frozen Produce (Incl. Store-Bought): Is it okay to consume frozen fruits and vegetables?
Ideally, as-fresh-as-you-can-get-it, organic, fresh fruits and vegetables is recommended for detoxification purposes.
Organic frozen fruit (berries mainly) may comprise a small portion of your diet and overall should bear insignificant or no negative impact.
Fresh to semi-fresh vegetables are usually available all-year-round at the grocery stores and are recommended in place of frozen vegetables.
Organic frozen vegetables, however, are certainly still permissible for the occasional treat meal; be sure they are free of additives and preservatives (which you find more prevalent in frozen vegetables).
In what languages may I communicate with Hakan?
Please communicate only in English or German.
Does Hakan still answer personal e-mail questions?
Please read the Free Health Information and FAQ pages thoroughly as your questions may already be answered there. If you have a question which is not answered here, please contact us to setup an appointment.