Well, I probably should have posted this in December when you were thinking about your new year's resolutions. I'm hoping "better late than never" will be true for this post. Everyone (except pregnant and nursing mothers) needs to cleanse at least once a year, preferably twice. I'm not talking about your cupboards or baseboards here (someone else will have to post on that!). I'm talking about systemic cleansing for your body. There isn't one miracle cleanse, but there are several that will give you a clean start for 2010. I recommend doing them in this order:
Start with a parasite cleanse. This one is the easiest, but more important than any of us care to realize. If you have traveled abroad - ever - you have serious parasites. If you eat pork or have pets you have lots. If you eat meat or eat at restaurants you have some. If you are alive you have at least a few. Anyhow, these little boogers will cause some weird symptoms that almost no one will diagnose as being caused from parasites, including everything from joint pain, to nausea and dizziness. A black walnut-wormwood tincture from the health food store will do the trick. Place 10 or so drops under your tongue once or twice a day for 6 weeks. DO NOT DO THIS if you are pregnant or might become pregnant within a month of the completion of this cleanse. DO NOT DO THIS if you are nursing.
Next, time to move on to your colon. There are several ways to cleanse your colon. I like this way: Mix 2tbsp. olive oil in 8-10oz. water, with the juice of a whole fresh lemon. To this mixture, add as much good-quality cayenne as you can stand. Drink this once daily for one to four weeks. If you've never cleansed your colon, do it for the full four weeks. If you're a pro, you can do less. During this time, to make this cleanse a more systemic cleanse (cleaning out your whole body), you should mix a couple teaspoons of bentonite clay in a cup of water and drink this once daily as well. While cleansing, you should always drink LOADS of water. As your colon lets go of the yucky stuff which has attached itself to the walls of your colon over the years, the rest of your body will say, "Hey! She's cleaning up, let's get rid of our junk too!" Thus, toxins and other junk will be released from your whole body. If you don't have adequate water to take it all the way out, it will rest somewhere else in your body and cause as much or more damage as before.
Lastly, a liver cleanse is also important. This can be done more than a couple times a year and if you want to avoid gallstones at any age, this cleanse is imperative. If you have a stretch between pregnancies where you are neither pregnant nor nursing, I highly recommend this cleanse, as pregnancy can cause gallstones to form. These cause backache, nausea and all sorts of allergies. This one is a quicky, but a little more involved. Choose a weekend when the calendar is free and you have a little help around the house. Don't do this cleanse without doing the parasite cleanse first. If you try to cleanse a liver with parasites in it, you will get very sick. It is also recommended to get any dental work done prior to this cleanse as well, so that your mouth is relatively bacteria-free. A toxic mouth can put a heavy load on the liver. If you don't see a dentist, just swish with peroxide for a couple weeks ahead and a couple weeks afterward. Here are the ingredients:
4tbsp. epsom salts
1/2C. extra-virgin olive oil
1 large or 2 small fresh pink grapefruit
4 to 8 ornithine capsules (from health food store, vita-cost, whatever)
Here's how to do it:
Take NO medicines, vitamins, or pills that you can do without. Stop the parasite program the day before too. Eat a no-fat b-fast and lunch, such as cooked cereal with fruit, juice and bread or honey, but no butter or milk...baked potato and veggies with salt only. This allows the bile to build up in the liver.
2:00pm - Do not eat or drink after 2 o'clock (not even water). If you break this rule, you'll feel icky later. Get your epsom salts ready at this time. Mix 4tbsp. in 3C. water and pour this into a jar. This makes four 3/4C. servings. Set the jar in the fridge to get nice and cold. This can make it easier to drink. The temp. is up to you.
6:00pm - Drink one serving (3/4C.) of the epsom salt mixture. You can drink a few mouthfuls of water afterward to rinse your mouth out.
8:00pm - Repeat by drinking another 3/4C. serving of the salt mixture. Timing is critical for success, so get all your bedtime routines done at this time.
9:45pm - Pour 1/2C. olive oil into the pint jar. Squeeze the grapefruit by hand into the measuring cup. Remove the pulp with a fork. You should have at least 1/2C. or more. You may top it with a little lemonade for taste. I usually don't because I just want less to get down. Add this to the olive oil and shake hard until the mixture is watery. Only fresh grapefruit juice will do this. Now visit the bathroom once more, but don't be late for your 10:00pm drink.
10:00pm - Drink this potion and take 4-8 ornithine capsules to help you sleep. Take it to your bedside to drink. Get it down within 5 minutes. Lie down immediately. You might fail to get stones out if you don't. Don't clean up the kitchen. Lie down flat on your back with your head up on the pillow. Use mind over matter here and picture what is happening in your liver: Stones are traveling along your bile ducts like marbles. It doesn't hurt because your bile ducts are open thanks to the salts. Go to sleep.
Next Morning - Take your fourth and last dose of salts. Don't do this before 6am. Go back to bed, if you want.
2 Hours Later - You may eat. Start with juice and ease your way into more as the day goes on.
Expect diarrhea. You are looking for gallstones in the toilet. They will be green from pea-sized or smaller to as big as a quarter. Only green comes from the liver and not food residue. For your first cleanse, you may only see chaff, which is good too. The stones will float because of the cholesterol inside. Feel free to count them. You will need to release 2000 before your liver is cleansed. That's why you can do this one more often. Until you are rid of all of them, you will not likely experience relief from some of the side effects, because once you move some out, the others that are being stored in your liver move down into the gallbladder. This cleanse can be done every two weeks, but not when you are sick. If you feel, for some reason, that you have very large gallstones, I personally, can't recommend this. I know some people fear them becoming stuck, rather than making them all the way out. I haven't heard of this, but you should check it out yourself. This program comes from the book: The Cure for All Diseases.
Finally, you may do the bentonite clay as a cleanse anytime as well. Again, no cleansing for pregnant or lactating women or for those who may become pregnant. And, drink lots and lots of water. Remember, I'm not a doctor, so these statements are to be judged by your own wisdom and have not been evaluated by the FDA.
posted by Danneca