When you put something bitter into your mouth, like a slice of lemon, it causes it to tighten up and squeeze. Your tongue will nearly try to push its way out of the back of your mouth. As this is happening you will notice that your mouth waters. The fluid washes away the bitterness and your mouth is left feeling dry.
The cells in your body simply don’t like anything that tastes bitter. They close up against it. As they are cramping up, they are squeezing fluid out to push the bitterness away. They are treating it like a poison; just like that old expression - “a bitter poison”.
What’s most important here is that as the cells push out fluids they also push out fats and toxins as well. This gives them a good cleaning.
Some of the bitter flavour will also be absorbed into your bloodstream and circulated around your body. Any tissues and organs it reaches will again reject it, they will tighten away from it, pushing fluids against it and releasing toxins at the same time. The whole of the body can be cleansed by the ingestion of bitter fluids, foods and herbs.
Another benefit from bitter foods is that because they have helped push sticky, fatty toxins away from the cells and organs, they have made the movement through them much freer. Because of this, the cells and organs use up less energy while doing their jobs. As less energy is used less heat is produced and the body starts to cool down. Therefore bitter tastes can help in the elimination of inflammation, one of the partners and supporters of growing cancer.
You can try a simple experiment to see the effects of the bitter flavour. If you get a greasy pan and pour water on to it, it won’t do much. If you wipe it about you will make a sludge at best. But if you squeeze lemon juice onto it, you will start to see the fats breakup. If you wipe this, the fats will easily start to remove themselves from the pan.
The natural fat buster and detoxifier in your body is bile. It is produced in the liver and gallbladder. Chinese doctors sometimes in the past have used animal bile in treatments. Can you guess what flavour it is? That’s right it’s bitter. Even here in Europe we have an old expression - “as bitter as bile”.
In the case of cancer they will help to open up and cleanse all the vessels leading to your cells. Allowing cells to become healthy again and allowing the immune and other internal maintenance systems to remove mutated and cancerous ones.
They will also help chemo work more effectively, by helping it to move through the open passageways in your body to better target and destroy the cancerous cells.
Many bitter flavoured fruits and substances have even shown themselves to cause the death of cancerous cells in Western scientific studies. They are often shown to be capable of causing the death of many cancerous tissues without harming the still healthy cells mixed with them.
(1) “More is not better” … Be careful when you are detoxifying, if for example, you were to try to drink lots of intensely bitter flavoured lemon juice every day to cleanse faster, you may end up instead creating violent reactions inside yourself. This may lead to your body over tightening, damaging the processes involved in circulation and trapping toxins inside of itself rather than expelling them.
Also as your cells forcibly contract against the extreme bitter lemon flavour, you will end up stripping away the oils, nutrients, vitamins, minerals and energy that is protecting you and keeping you strong.
So it is best to consume extreme bitter tastes like lemon, lime and grapefruit only in small quantities and only a few times a week.
The proper proportions for cleansing are …
About 4 to 8 cups of green tea daily – it is very mild tasting and is easily tolerated by the body, so it gently cleanses.
And one or two punnets of sweet/bitter fruits spread over each day; like grapes, berries, kiwis, cherries, plums, passion fruit, pineapples and so on.
Or you can take them as a fruit juice instead, but make sure they are pure and do not have chemicals or sugar added.
In the West, they claim fruit is digested quicker than other foods. What is actually happening is your stomach, just like your mouth and everywhere else, is trying to push away the bitterness as quickly as it can.
This can have the effect of flushing nutritious food, which has been combined with juices away before it has been sufficiently broken down. When this happens you may be unable to fully absorb its nutrients and the food is wasted. If you are in a weak state then this would weaken you further. So keep strong bitter flavours away from nutritious foods.
The exception is green tea; although it is bitter it is too mild in its nature to produce intense flushing effects with foods and is therefore fine to combine with them. The other properties green tea has will actually aid in the digestion of the food, so it’s good to have some with meals.
White or green teas; and any bitter tasting whole fruits or pure fruit juices like pomegranate, cranberry, red grape, green grape, black grape, blueberry, raspberry, blackberry, blackcurrant, plum, prune, cherry, rhubarb, pineapple, grapefruit, lemon, lime, passionfruit and Kiwi.