Paul (and everyone!) --
I'm happy (and blessed) to provide some pointers on cleansing. Since
I don't know what specific organ/system cleanse you're interested in
or what your knowledge level is (and since I'm a *firm* believer in
giving information so that YOU and your own 'doctor within' can learn
and make a decision that's best for you - and then have the knowledge
& power to provide it to others), I'm going to offer some basics, a
bit of information and several links...and then you/anyone can get
back to me with more specific questions if you have them.
'Sound like a plan?
There's a logical "order" to cleansing our organs & bodies of the
massive amounts of build-up & health-destroying sludge that we've
incurred during our life. Once one understands the basics of what
each organ/cleanse does, the order of cleanses can be changed (and/or
cleanses done at the same time), as one perceives the need. The order
is: colon/digestive system; liver; kidneys; parasites...and the skin
can be done anytime. (There are some that recommend jumping into
parasite cleansing without first cleansing the colon or
liver...however, dead/dying parasite bodies are very toxic and the
last thing on earth we want in a weakened body is to kill of parasites
and leave their carcasses lying around to rot in our liver and/or
digestive tract BEFORE our liver & digestive tract/colon is flowing
adequately. So unless there's an URGENT need to do a parasite
cleanse, I feel it's healthiest to first cleanse the organs of
Why cleanse the colon/digestive tract first? For those of us lucky
enough to go through the school systems at a time when we actually
learned a bit of truth, you may recall from grade school science
classes that no life form on the planet can live without two basic
things: the ability to absorb nutrients and the ability to eliminate
waste/toxins. This is THE major function of the digestive
tract/upper-lower intestines...and when they're impacted with decades
worth of layers of rubbery, toxin-laden, putrefying food/fecal matter
(known as 'mucoid plaque'), there's no adequate absorbtion of
nutrition OR effective elimination of waste. And since the 'tube' of
the digestive tract feeds every other aspect/organ of the body, a
complete & thorough "colon cleanse" is the baseline of natural health.
Question: how does one know if they really need a colon cleanse?
Easy Answer: if they're alive on the planet Earth & over 8 years old
:::sad silly smirk:::. Actually, the way we know this is simple. If
we're not having 2-3 normally formed bowel movements daily (one for
each major meal eaten, consistency/color of a 'peanut butter log'),
then something needs to be cleansed and/or healed in the digestive
tract. Which colon cleanse product or protocol to use? That depends
upon the symptoms/conditions presenting themselves. If one is having
less than 2-3 bms daily then, we need something to
stimulate/strengthen the colon into it's normal peristaltic action
(peristalsis is the normal muscular sqeezing motion of the intestines)
while doing the cleansing. Herbs that encourage peristalsis are known
as cathartic herbs...and they're in a large percentage of the colon
cleansing products on the market today. If one is having more than
2-3 bms daily and/or diarrhea and/or have undigested food in the bms
(IBS, Crohns, or other abnormal activity), then we need to do some
healing along with the cleansing (and the last thing on earth we need
is a cleansing product/protocol with cathartic herbs that makes us go
Here are the two best articles I've found on the internet that will
show why colon cleansing is SO integral to health & healing. The
first, "Journey to the Center of your Colon" is probably THE best
'read' you'll ever come across (full of wit, sarcasm, peppered with
testimonials, and laden with all kinds of truth). This is several
pages of enlightenment long.
It's from the website called 'The Doctor Within'...and while I/others
might 'split hairs of disagreement' with a few details here & there,
every chapter on the site is definitely worth the read (and full of
truth and power). The author, Tim O'Shea is a chiropracter and
extremely knowledgeable about health AND how we've been deceived &
misled about major issues throughout history...both in the field of
healing AND the many other aspects of life.
I've pasted the Mission Statement from 'The Doctor Within' below my
sign off (and also a small section from the link directly below).
This is another chapter from 'The Doctor Within' that is absolutely
fabulous...both to understand how horribly we've been deceived by the
medical/government (if you're not yet aware); and for those of us that
are aware, it's a fabulous tool/link to send to others to help them
(The Doors of Perception: Why Americans Will Believe Almost Anything)
And here's the best 'quick read' article/newsletter that I've found
regarding colon cleansing (and it also contains information about the
product I recommend...more on that product below):
Dr. Richard Schulze's March 2001 Bowel Newsletter
How/why does all the mucoid plaque form in my intestinal tract?
Here's the commonly accepted theory/answer:
Note: I have not addressed colonic hydrotherapy for colon cleansing in
this post. Colonics are undoubtedly one of THE most effective ways to
cleanse the colon. However, finding a good colonic hydrotherapist is
difficult in rural areas and the cost is prohibitive for many ($50-$75
per session is typical...with twice weekly sessions for up to several
months). An alternative is self-administered home colonics,
accomplished using a "colema setup" (which generally costs around $250).
I feel the best colon cleansing product on the market is Dr. Schulzes
Intestinal Formula #1 and Intestinal Formula #2 (IF#1 & IF#2). In
case you're not familiar with Dr. Schulze, he's a natural healer (with
an EXTREMELY blunt/crass, charismatic, emphatic 'personality profile',
lol) that worked underground for decades very successfully; he was a
study of the greatest herbalist of this century (Dr. Christopher) and
various other healing modalities. He spent the last years in his
underground clinics (before he was raided, shut-down & imprisoned)
focusing on curing "incurable" diseases. During that time he
specialized in what he calls 'the walking dead': people that were
terminally ill that had outlived their prognosis and should have been
dead for weeks/months or those that that had been through the full
gamut of allopathic medicine and been told there was nothing more that
could be done for them. He developed his product lines (and
"Incurables Program") and used it successfully to heal thousands of
people AFTER the medical establishment gave up. This is NOT the
product of a company that makes & sells products/formulas without ANY
experience in actually treating & healing people; this is the product
of a healer that he used to cleanse and successfully cure thousands of
desperately ill patients....and their very lives depended upon his
products, not only to be safe, but to work. And that kind of
'recommendation' is seldom seen in this world (mainly because anyone
succesfully healing people outside of the medical community is
threatened, jailed, or done away with).
IF#1 is a basically a blend of cathartic herbs to 'get you going' and
keep you going throughout the cleansing process. IF#2 is a blend of
fiber, healing/soothing herbs, and substances that absorb/adsorb all
the myriad of poisons & toxins that will be dislodged as the layers of
rubbery mucoid plaque are dissolved. You can see the ingredients,
their therapeutic actions and dosage instructions for both products
You can purchase them at Dr. Schulzes website here:
OR you can purchase virtually the same product made by Southern
Botanicals/Health Freedom Resources here:
I also have a source for EITHER product line at a 20-25% discount (an
internet friend that operates a small co-op that extends the discounts
to various acquaintances and organizations). I haven't checked with
her as to whether she'd want me to publish her contact data to a group
as large as this forum, but I will check tomorrow and post her contact
information if she's willing to extend the discount (and
handle/package/post all the orders) to everyone here.
(Note: both Dr. Schulze and HFR utilize ONLY non-imported, truly
organic or wildcrafted herbs in their products; this is EXTREMELY
important for all healing herbs. Virtually ALL imported herbs are
grown in third-world countries using the most toxic of pesticides &
chemicals (including DDT and other carcinogens & poisons). Imported
herbs are generally not planted, harvested or processed with healing
in mind...the wrong parts of the plants are utilized; they're picked
at the wrong times to be effective; they're dried & powdered in
super-high-heat kilns and machinery that destroy a substantial
percentage of their healing virtue. AND almost always, the workers
are either prisoners, slave-labor, or our equivalent of 'migrant
workers'. Not only is this an industry we do not want to
support/encourage, but it's also a waste of money, time and effort to
use these products to cleanse and heal our bodies...and it can be very
dangerous. (For example: DDT is both a known carcinogen AND
neurotoxin; there are many reports of people with neurological
diseases worsening after using imported herbal products). Whether
taking my recommendation or not for healing products, please be SURE
to find the words "organic", "certified organic", "wildcrafted" and/or
"grown in the US" (or other country/locale where the manufacturer can
PROVE the herbs were not doused with life-killing pesticides or
irradiated/mutated when crossing the borders of the US).
Finally, after all that I'm finally going to explain how these
products work to get your colon clean!
The psyllium (fiber) and other mucilaginous herbs (flax, slippery elm
& marshallow) in the IF#2 are going to go into your digestive tract,
form a slimey mucous and start swelling...pushing themselves into the
layers of mucoid plaque in your upper & lower intestines (primarily
lower). As they 'unswell' and are pulled away from the lining of of
the intestines, they'll loosen and pull some of the junk with them.
The bentonite clay and activated charcoal will both absorb & adsorb
the myriads of chemicals & poisons being released, and it'll all come
out as several, soft grey-green bowel movements daily. The more times
daily you can accomplish this swell-stick-pull-remove process, the
more successful your cleanse will be. This another reason why
Schulzes protocol is so effective. Rather than drinking one or two "P
& B shakes" daily (Psyllium & Bentonite Clay in juice or water...which
is effective & cheap --read about P&B here:
http://curezone.com/forums/fm.asp?i=120380 ), Dr. Schulze has you
taking 5-6 small doses of IF#2 daily. Also of note: the ingredients
in IF#2 go a LONG way toward healing IBS, Crohns Disease, Leaky Gut
Syndrome and other intestinal problems. Slippery Elm is VERY
effective for actually healing and soothing all manner of irritations
(it will regrow skin and heal decubitus ulcers/bedsores...I used it
once on my cat to heal the ucleration caused by a baby brown recluse
spider). Marshmallow has a similar healing effect and both are
extremely soothing to the digestive tract. This is important both for
those who have any type of "irritable bowel" and simply to soothe the
walls of the intestines as years worth of junk is being pulled off.
(Pretty cool eh? Heal the CAUSE of the bowel problems by cleansing off
the irritating/acidic layers AND heal the symptoms caused by that at
the same time!) Oh yeah, Dr. Schulze has awesome products!
The IF#1 will get you going 2-3 times daily BEFORE you start taking
the IF#2, and KEEP you going while you're doing the IF#2 (if you need
something to keep you going). My husband is/was the constipated type
(having one or less bms daily before he started cleansing). He needed
1-4 capsules of IF#1 daily throughout his first cleanse to achieve the
2-3 bms daily, less on subsequent cleanses. I was IBS type (I used to
have 'urgency' several times daily -up to 5-6 times- before my first
cleanse). When I started taking the IF#2 I thought: "Hmmm, maybe this
will constipate me, so I'd better take an IF#1 capsule before I start
to see if/how it works for me, just in case I get constipated with all
that fiber and need something to get me going again." Lol, the next
day I had ELEVEN bms.
As you're probably aware, there's all KINDS of fantastical pictures of
'ropes' of rubbery mucoid plaque all over the internet. It's been our
experience that it's far more common to see thumb-size pieces mixed in
with the fiber than it is to see the huge long sections of mucoid
plaque that you see pictured in the advertisements...especially if you
only cleanse for a week. Those that are more likely to see the
incredible lengths of mucoid plaque are those doing even more
effective/diligent cleansing. For example: if you do The Master
Cleanse (commonly known as The Lemonade Diet/Fast), which also
involves drinking an herbal cathartic tea in the evening AND doing a
salt-water flush each morning (either with or without using a fiber
product along with it), you're more likely to see the long ropes. I
mention the above for two reasons: 1) so you won't be disappointed or
think your cleanse wasn't effective if you don't clog up the toilet
with bicycle-tire sized debris, and 2) because so many people say that
there is no such thing as "mucoid plaque" and that all those pictures
are actually just the solidified/undigested fiber. Let me tell you
right now, there is NO way you will EVER mistake true mucoid plaque
for the fiber in whatever cleansing product you use...and without
being too graphic (which is virtually impossible when talking about
poop)...mucoid plaque is extremely rubbery (it's almost impossible to
cut/pull apart), and it has an odor all of it's own. Generally
speaking, you'll be amazed at how the bentonite & charcoal absorb the
typical odors...but they're no match for a piece of mucoid plaque!
(lol, you'll know you passed it before you look!). Hey, better out
than in...that's my motto
Also important to note: Dr. Schulze (and many of the great healers)
started virtually ALL of his 'incurable' patients the first month
doing 30 days of colon cleansing combined with alternating weeks of
liver & kidney cleansing (along with a full regime of other healing
protocols)...so unless you're on death's door, there's really nothing
to be concerned about at all (in fact, what you DO need to be
concerned about is that all the food/nutrients you ingest --as well as
every drop of water you drink-- is currently having to seep through
decades worth of layers of toxic filth before it hits your
bloodstream...both depriving you from vital nutrition AND burdening
your liver and organs of poison-elimination with every bite of food
you digest and every drop of water you drink). When healing the body
THE most important thing is to get plenty of natural nutrients and be
able to absorb them, AND be able to eliminate toxins & waste. Without
a cleansed colon & digestive tract as a baseline, you're not going to
get very well very fast (if at all).
Whew. This concludes my colon cleansing post for the day. I
certainly hope it's been of help. Since hubby n' I are self-employed
artists (read: starving artist syndrome) my time is extremely limited.
Although my heart is willing to answer questions and spend days
explaining and sharing healing truths...my bank isn't very interested
in that at all So (harumpphf of frustration): if you post
questions that have answers in the links I provided, I may not have
time to get back and answer them. I'll do my best to read the daily
posts...and I'll do my best to get information posted asap.
Truly, knowledge IS the key to vibrant health! Natural healing is NOT
about taking supplements instead of pharmaceuticals to "band-aid" our
symptoms. It's about unlearning that whole concept, and then
educating ourselves that after a lifetime of living on a poisoned
planet devoid of adequate nutrition (while ingesting decades worth of
chemical poisons) that it takes knowledge and diligent effort to
restore our bodies to their normal healthy state. Our bodies were
never meant to have chemical poisons shoved in by the plateful while
being bombarded with radiation & EMFs daily. The first thing we must
do is STOP putting poison into ourselves & cleanse our organs from the
backlog of toxic acidic debris that causes them to function
inadequately...so that our bodies CAN heal whatever damage has been
done. The human body is a MIRACULOUS healing machine...given correct
nutrition and organs that are not impacted with the results of trying
to keep our blood/body free of poison, there's absolutely NOTHING the
body can't resore (or heights & victories to which the spirit cannot
soar). The Powers That Be know that...just look into their eyes and
see mirrored back how desperately they're working to destroy our
fortitude & health. We must be EXTREMELY powerful entities if the
Enemy has to work so hard to destroy & enslave us, eh?
From 'The Art of War -Sun Tzu'... "If you know the enemy and know
yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles. If you
know yourself but not the enemy, for every victory gained you will
also suffer a defeat. If you know neither the enemy nor yourself, you
will succumb in every battle."
Let Truth & Freedom Reign!
Here's the Mission Statement from 'The Doctor Within'----
Today the field of alternative medicine is like a wild jungle, full of
unsubstantiated claims, junk science, and marketing hype.
This website is dedicated to providing referenced, scientific data on
a variety of holistic and alternative medicine topics, focusing on
universal principles, sound physiology, and the undiluted healing
powers of the body itself.
There is no disease, no illness, no physical imbalance which will not
respond to the innate, healing power of nature, once it is summoned.
Once it is set free.
Healers of the past have already solved most health problems of today.
Unfortunately, most of their work died with them. Their voices have
been muted by the din of a thousand self-proclaimed experts and Magic
Bullet salesmen. This website seeks to draw from the forgotten wisdom
of the past, and to honor its simplicity.
Despite what you may hear, our health is deteriorating year by year.
The rates of all degenerative diseases in this country are increasing.
We have more asthma, diabetes, cancer, heart disease, depression,
arthritis, allergies, digestive disorders, and obesity than ever
before in history. Our children are fatter, sicker and dumber than
ever before. At the same time we spend more and more money each year
for "Health Care." We have more doctors and more drugs than any
civilization in history. But it's not working.
What's not working is the underlying idea. If doctors and drugs could
give us better health, we'd already be better. That is why the field
of holistic medicine is growing so fast - it's survival.
The healthiest people in human history were groups who were
geographically isolated from "civilization." These people had no
specialists, no HMOs, no prescription drugs, and no immense hospitals.
They were never subverted with the idea that the responsibility for
their own health lay outside themselves. Except in the cases of
traumatic injury, for most of their lives they looked to the body's
inner wisdom, and trusted only that. And it worked - they had
beautiful teeth, strong bones, and very little degenerative disease.
Today it's almost as though our ancestors are trying to speak to us.
The searching, jumbled mess we find in the field of today's
Alternative Medicine has a real, valid, vital, underlying power
source: the impulse to give the body time to heal itself, to let it
try and put the steps of the healing process together all by itself,
without potent, unproven interventions - in short, to listen first to
t h e d o c t o r w i t h i n
And here's the excerpt that I mentioned above from the chapter
entitled "The Doors of Perception: Why Americans Will Believe Most
Anything". If you still believe any of these things, unlearning them
will likely be the best thing you ever did for your health! ---
If everybody believes something, it's probably wrong. We call that
In America, conventional wisdom that has mass acceptance is usually
contrived: somebody paid for it. Examples:
* Pharmaceuticals restore health
* Vaccination brings immunity
* The cure for cancer is just around the corner
* Menopause is a disease condition
* When a child is sick, he needs immediate antibiotics
* When a child has a fever he needs Tylenol
* Hospitals are safe and clean.
* America has the best health care in the world.
* Americans have the best health in the world.
* Milk is a good source of calcium.
* You never outgrow your need for milk.
* Vitamin C is ascorbic acid.
* Aspirin prevents heart attacks.
* Heart drugs improve the heart.
* Back and neck pain are the only reasons for spinal adjustment.
* No child can get into school without being vaccinated.
* The FDA thoroughly tests all drugs before they go on the market.
* Pregnancy is a serious medical condition
* Infancy is a serious medical condition
* Chemotherapy and radiation are effective cures for cancer
* When your child is diagnosed with an ear infection, antibiotics
should be given immediately 'just in case'
* Ear tubes are for the good of the child.
* Estrogen drugs prevent osteoporosis after menopause.
* Pediatricians are the most highly trained of al medical specialists.
* The purpose of the health care industry is health.
* HIV is the cause of AIDS.
* AZT is the cure.
* Without vaccines, infectious diseases will return
* Fluoride in the city water protects your teeth
* Flu shots prevent the flu.
* Vaccines are thoroughly tested before being placed on the
* Doctors are certain that the benefits of vaccines far outweigh
any possible risks.
* There is a terrorist threat in the US.
* There is a bioterrorist threat in the US.
* The NASDAQ is a natural market controlled by supply and demand.
* Chronic pain is a natural consequence of aging.
* Soy is your healthiest source of protein.
* Insulin shots cure diabetes.
* After we take out your gall bladder you can eat anything you want
* Allergy medicine will cure allergies.
* Your government provides security.
* A commercial airliner can be flown with professional precision
by a group of crazed amateurs into a 100-storey building so as to
cause that building to collapse on its own footprint. Twice.
* The Iraqis blew up the World Trade Center.
Last edited on Thu Jan 3rd, 2008 04:46 pm by Joe Kelley