Cleansing is a very important part of a healthy lifestyle, and can greatly increase your lifespan as well as your energy level on a day to day basis, and not only reduces the risk of colon cancer and other leading causes of death, but it increases your digestive systems ability to process food properly which has numerous other health benefits and makes you feel great!
Cleansing is important because when you eat heavy foods that are broken down by stomach acids rather than enzymes, the food turns into mucous, which then turns into mucoid plaque in the intestines, much of which sticks to the wall of the intestines and does not get expelled. This plaque is a tarry substance and is very acidic and very toxic, and becomes a breeding ground for unfriendly bacteria which perpetuate the toxicity because the waste they expel is also toxic. This also lowers the pH, and offsets the immune system. And all of these effects cause a vicious circle.
Cleansing clears away any plaque and toxins that are being stored in your intestines, thus replenishing the immune system, balancing the pH, increasing your energy level and ability to digest food and extract nutrients from them and metabolize things properly, and helps you to loose weight and prevents colon cancer and other diseases due to the toxicity.
So how do we cleanse?
Well raw juice fasts or other liquid fasts can have a cleansing effect, as well as dietary calibration as dealt with in my “Curing Root Causes with Dietary Secrets” program. Also colonics are a very powerful way to remove the mucoid plaque from your intestines. But there are a couple of cleansing methods that I highly recommend, which I will list below:
The most basic way to cleanse is with a Psyllium husk and Bentonite “Milkshake”. The psyllium husk is very fibrous and also absorbative and acts like a broom sweeping through the intestines, while the bentonite, which is a volcanic ash that is among the most absorbant substances on earth, absorbs the toxins that are released, which there will be much of and could cause serious harm when released unless the bentonite is preasent, so do not make this without the bentonite! Here is the Recipe:
Psyllium & Bentonite Milkshake
-1 Cup Almond Milk or other Non-Dairy Beverage
-3 Rounded Teaspoons of non-irradiated powdered psyllium husk (whole husks are fine if you cant find powdered, but make sure to get non-irradiated psyllium)
-1 Tablespoon Bentonite
Combine Ingredients in a jar and shake well and drink immediately. Do not wait to drink as the psyllium husk will begin expanding and the milk will become very thick. This type of cleansing should be done every day for as many days in a row as possible.
The next step up from this basic cleanse is to get a package cleanse program which combines psyllium husk and bentonite with a wide variety of other medicinal herbs and spices for cleansing of the digestive system, and sometimes other organs and tissues as well. The Yerba Prima cleanse package is a popular one which only addresses the digestive system but does so in a very aggressive manner and is perfect for people who have extremely heavy diets. However there are other cleansing packages that are gentler on the digestive system and also address the liver and kidneys and many other things, which are very much worth exploring if you are in the market for a cleansing program.
The most ultimate cleanse that I have found however is the Master Cleanse. If you are looking for the greatest possible way to cleanse and recalibrate and rejuvenate your body in a holistic manner, this is it. The Master Cleanse not only cleanses the digestive systems but your organs, blood, and nervous system as well. This cleanse is not for those with weak stomachs or who do not have a strong will however because the program is actually a specialized lemonade fast. The recipe and procedure for a daily allotment of the lemonade is this:
-60 Ounces pure filtered water
-3/4 cup (12 Tablespoons) of Organic Grade B Maple Syrup (Formaldehyde Free)
-3/4 Cup (12 Tablespoons) Organic Fresh Squeezed Lemon Juice (must be organic and must be raw! Not Bottled!) – you may use be up to 50% limes
1/2 Teaspoon Cayenne Pepper
Mix all of these ingredients into a pitcher and drink throughout the day and continue this lemonaid fast for ideally 10 days, but no less than 3, and you can go up to 30 if you are enjoying the cleanse, which some people do, however many people find it difficult so dont feel bad if you have to stop after just a small handful of days (and definate discontinue immediately if you experience more than just some nausea and other such effects that one experiences during heavy duty cleanses such as stomach bloating or uneasiness or cramped feelings and feel actually ill). During this fast you may also drink non-caffeinated herbal teas as well, but try to make sure they are organic and have medicinal value that suits your bodily needs. For an even more hardcore cleanse you may also drink a laxative tea such as senna leaf tea. If you feel that fasting will be difficult you can ease into it by eating lighter and lighter vegan foods, and then only raw foods, and then liquid foods like soups, and then do the master cleanse. Also it is recommended that you start your cleanse with a saltwater flush 1-3 days prior to beginning the lemonaid fast (this can also be done with herbal tea, but salt water is best), where you combine 25-35 ounces of water with 2 Teaspoon Organic Unrefined non-Iodized Sea Salt, or Epsom Salt/Magnesium Sulfite (I personally recommend the epsom salt).
So depending on your needs and how much cleansing your intestines and other bodily tissues need, and what kind, there are three different types of cleansing programs for you to choose from that I have found to be highly effective and an integral part of a holistically healthy lifestyle. If you have any questions please feel free to contact me.
And for more information on holistic health practices check out the holistic health care programs in my “Power of You” Audio Course!
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