Healing Your Body Through Detoxification
Firstly, let me say that I am not a doctor. I make no medical claims and am just sharing my personal experiences. Please consult your own physician before undergoing any cleanse to make sure it is right for you in your current state of health.
Now that that is out of the way.
Every few years it is a good idea to clear and detoxify the body. Many will argue saying “But the body detoxifies naturally. You do not need to do this.” In an ideal world – that is 100% correct. Your body is designed to detoxify itself. The problem is that our human bodies were never designed to deal with the bombardment of toxic crap that is around us daily.
- GMO Foods
- Processed Foods
- Chemical Additives
- Household cleaners
- Shampoos, soaps, and body washes
- Laundry detergent and fabric softeners
- Antibiotic laden meats
All of this can add up to an inability by your body to properly and efficiently filter out what’s being put on and in. This can lead to metabolic issues, headaches, joint pain, cancer, autoimmune issues, skin problem, and so much more. The list is gigantic.
If you have never done a COLON CLEANSE before that is the first cleanse you need to consider.
Think about the plumbing in your house. Pipes can get clogged. Debris sticks to the walls and eventually the passageways become smaller, and less water can get through them. The same goes for your intestines. We all have a massive 15 feet of intestine in our bodies. It twists and turns and when the build-up is caked on the wall’s nutrients pass through less easily and worse, they pass through without being able to be absorbed. That means the food you eat is just sliding on through and only a percentage of the nutrition is getting into your body before being eliminated.
The average person who eats a standard American diet and has never before done a colon cleanse can expect to eliminate between 10 to 30 lbs. of impacted debris!
CHOOSING A CLEANSE
There are tons on the market. I can only speak to the ones I have tried and used successfully.
WHOLE-BODY CELLULAR DETOXIFICATION
I do want to note that if you are very ill currently you need to choose a cleanse that is designed to be thorough yet gentle. Some of them will work incredibly well but if you are already sick you do not need to be pushing your body by flooding it with a toxin release.
The recommended cleanse if you currently have cancer or any other serious illness is BE PURE (which has been renamed Champy’s Choice).
I have done this cleanse and it is dramatic, effective, amazing, and yet very easy on the body. This is a cellular level full body all organ cleanse. It is safe and effective.
BePure 21 Day Cleanse (Now, Champy’s Choice) – Heal Your Body from the Inside! (sarahbarendse.com)
Click to read more about this cleanse including ordering and info as to how to do the cleanse and what I personally experienced with it.
MIRACLE MINERAL SOLUTION (MMS) Also full-body cellular but not gentle.
WARNING: NOT GENTLE BUT VERY EFFECTIVE. Please note that Miracle Mineral Solution needs to be measured accurately and carefully. It is a powerful cleanse and needs to be respected. Do not do this one unless you have a bathroom you can stay nearby. I am not joking here. If you take even a little too much or you hit a pocket of toxins that is a lot for your body to handle if you are not right by a restroom you will be sorry.
This is one of the most powerful cleanses on the market. In my opinion, it’s also one of the more volatile. If you are not an experienced cleanser when you do hit toxins you may think that it’s the cleanse making you sick because the results are very dramatic. It may feel like food poisoning. You will be expelling things from both ends and then 20 minutes later be just fine. Just proceed with caution and go up in dosage really really slowly.
AIM Herbal Fiber Blend: This is a psyllium husk-based herbal cleanser. It is available in powder or capsule. I have only done the powder and I am willing to say that I would order the capsules next time. While it doesn’t taste bad. It does not taste like raspberries. It is thick, chunky, and hard to mix. That said it is also very effective.You can do it strictly as a cleanse and fast with it or you can drink it alongside a light healthy diet of vegetables, fruits, seeds, nuts, water, and juices. 1 Teaspoon twice per day mixed with 8oz of water or juice. Gradually increase to 1 tablespoon daily. Use for 3 months. Then for maintenance as needed. This is a gentle cleanse with great results.
Coffee Enema – Brew a 12 oz cup of organic coffee (important to avoid pesticides) and mix with another 12 to 24 oz of room temperature water (not tap) so that it’s lukewarm. You will need an enema bag and set. Pour coffee and water mixture into the bag and screw on the hose with the provided nozzle. Use lubricant on the nozzle and insert it into the rectum carefully. Lay down on your right side and slowly (using the hose clamp) allow the liquid to flow into your intestines. Go slowly and pause when you feel cramping. The longer you can hold it and just relax the better and further up it will flow. Once you have emptied the bag breathe deeply and relax allowing it to gurgle through your intestinal tract. You will feel the urge to let it out. Slide the hose out clamping it so no more coffee flows out. You can then use the restroom as needed and allow the coffee/water to come out. It will clear out all backed-up debris in your lower intestines and hopefully reach the upper intestine as well. This is very beneficial and can help your body make glutathione naturally to help clean the liver as well. This is a one-time cleanse that takes about 30 minutes. It can be repeated as needed.
Apple Juice Cleanse – Organic apple juice. Do not eat. Just drink as much apple juice as you can for 1 day. It will clear out any loose debris in your intestinal tract. It acts fast within the first couple of hours. It is not a deep cleanse. It is effective though!
The ones I do not recommend are Oxypowder (talk about severe cramping!) and Colon Blow (though I do recommend going to their site and reading the testimonials because they are hysterical). Colon Blow lives up to its name and it is terrifying. You think “This isn’t working” then 5 minutes later you are running to the restroom as fast as humanly possible. Unless you are a glutton for punishment, choose a different method.
No matter if this is a first-time or a regular thing – it is always a good idea to choose to do a colon cleanse first before other cleanses are planned. The reason is that you want to make sure whatever old food, debris, toxins, or whatever may be in there in your cells that you break loose is to be flushed out of the body efficiently not stuck again in the colon and reabsorbed back into the body to cause more issues.
GALLBLADDER KIDNEY CLEANSE
If you have had your gallbladder removed, please do not do this cleanse. (2 days and you are totally done. If you have any stones they will come out, painlessly).
Directions and information Gallstones – Ridding yourself of them painlessly without surgery! (sarahbarendse.com)
NEUROTOXIN LIVER CLEANSE
10 Day Neurotoxin Liver Cleanse
To clear yourself of Neurotoxins (Brevetoxin, Organophosphates, Cyanotoxin, and more) This helps your liver function as it is intended – it is your body’s filtration system.
Products needed: Company – Nutritional Frontiers – Liv Clear II and Lean Greens.
Recipes: Please visit http://www.nutritionalfrontiers.com/programs.aspx
Look under Detox Protocol for recipes below.
Drink min: 1 Gallon of water per day. (nontap water)
Days 1-3 Protocol
7:00 AM Breakfast. Choose from:
- Hummus and Carrots
- Vanilla Chia Pudding
- Chia Seed Breakfast Bowl
- Organic Eggs
- Baked Millet with Berries
10:00 AM Morning Snack Choose from
- Hummus and Carrots
- Roasted Butternut Squash
- Grilled Fruit Kabobs
- Kale Chips
- Cherry Date Oat Bars
- Coconut Trail Mix
1:00 PM Lunch
DRINK The Lean Greens Shake 1 scoop with water and take 3 Liv Clear Capsules.
- Avocado Strawberry Spinach Salad
- Lentil Soup
- Black Bean Lettuce Wraps
- Tuna Fish and Brown Rice with Any Veggies
- Cauliflower Soup
- Veggies and Quinoa
- Greens and Cannellini Beans
- Apple and Walnut Spinach Salad with Cranberries
4:00 PM Afternoon Snack Choose from
- Protein Bites (use super shake or whey protein)
- Tuna Celery Salad
- Roasted Chickpeas
- Bean Dip and Veggies
- Roasted Pumpkin Seeds
- Steamed Green Beans with Lemon
- Baked Sweet Potato Chips
7:00 PM Dinner Choose from
DRINK The Lean Greens Shake 1 scoop with water and take 3 Liv Clear Capsules.
- Black Bean and Quinoa Veggie Burgers
- Veggie Shish Kebab served with Cooked Grains
- Lemon Chicken Stew
- Grilled Eggplant
- Balsamic-Salmon with Spinach Salad
- Salmon with Roasted Sweet Potatoes
Days 4-8 Protocol
This portion of the cleanse is more restrictive. You still eat at the same times – 7 am, 10 am, 1pm, 4pm, and 7pm, but are limited to choices of only the following food items.
- Brussel Sprouts
- Any Fruits except Strawberries or Citrus
Continue to take the capsules and the shakes at 1pm and 7pm.
Days 9-10 Protocol
Please return to the exact same diet as days 1-3 above.
- Take hot Epsom salts baths to help detox and sweat out the toxins
- Get plenty of rest
- Be easy on yourself
- Be sure to drink a gallon of water a day
ALTERNATE NEUROTOXIN LIVER CLEANSE – FAST and EFFECTIVE
Find an IV clinic that offers a Glutathione IV Push. Glutathione exists naturally in the body and helps clear and clean the liver. This is a super cleansing of the liver and blood in a matter of 30 to 45 minutes for the IV to go through. You will feel detox symptoms that evening and possibly into the next day. Depending on health you may need to repeat it up to 3x.
You can also take glutathione by capsule in powder form up to a maximum of 4000 mg per day. It is slower but still helps greatly.
1000 mg a day is a maintenance dosage to keep things running cleanly.
Let’s talk Herxheimer Reaction
A Herxheimer reaction is what is known as a healing crisis. It is positive, just not fun. As toxins leave your cells, they enter the bloodstream. When this happens you often experience a “revisiting” of old symptoms. You may feel flu-like, have a headache, feel achy, tired, sleepy, and even have the possibility of mood swings. You can tell the difference between getting sick and Herxheimer reaction in that a cold will stick with you. You simply feel bad. With a healing crisis, it comes in waves. You may feel crappy and then 20 minutes later think “Oh.. hey, wait, I am ok!”.
This lasts only as long as the cleanse and drinking lots of water will help flush it out faster.
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Happy Cleansing! You are taking a powerful step to take control of your own health.
If you have questions, feel free to comment!