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Sunday, July 29, 2012

How to Make Your Own Herbal Colon Cleanse Recipe

Hey y'all!

If you've been sticking with me for any length of time, bless your heart! This may be one of the days you've been waiting for. Today I'm going to teach you how to make your own herbal colon cleanse recipe, using the recipe of one of the world's greatest master herbalists, Dr. Richard Schulze. I make and use this recipe myself and so do my children. I can testify from personal experience that this colon cleanse recipe works, and that you will see amazing results.

If you need to get up to speed, just read this post first, entitled "How to Do a Colon Cleanse: Step One." This post gives you all the very well- researched background information on why I believe it is important that we take care of our colons. It also lists all of the herbs that are used in this herbal colon cleanse recipe, with links to some articles I have written and published in other places about each herb.

You could purchase the same colon cleanse product from Dr. Schulze himself. He markets this as Intestinal Formula #1. I used a lot of his herbal products for years before I learned how to make them myself. They are amazing herbal products, and they all do exactly what Dr. Schulze says they do. He has organic herb farmers growing herbs to his exact specifications. He has beautiful packaging and labels, and quite a number of faithful employees. I've talked to a couple of his phone sales operators and they are the sweetest ladies ever.

The only thing anyone might ever have "against" Dr. Schulze's products is that they are expensive. They are not nearly as expensive as pharmaceutical drugs! But, we all know that most people will shell out the copay for their prescription drugs because they have drug insurance. We don't have the luxury (if drug insurance could be considered a luxury) of herb insurance.

I adore Dr. Schulze's herbal products, and adore him as a person. I simply cannot afford "him." This is why I learned how to make my own herbal recipes.

How can I get by with sharing someone else's recipes?

Dr. Schulze actually encourages people to make their own recipes. Dr. John R. Christopher, one of Dr. Schulze's mentors, had a vision of every mother becoming the Family Herbalist and there being a Master Herbalist in every neighborhood. There is a sense of personal empowerment when "you" know how to become responsible for your own health.

You may be doing it for health reasons, or because you think the whole medical and health insurance community is off balance, or because you think the global economy is going to collapse and you want to be prepared for any possible scenario. Or like me, you're doing it because you are on a budget.

How to Make Your Own Herbal Colon Cleanse Recipe, aka Intestinal Formula #1 or "Go!"

The first thing you are going to do is order your herbs. I get almost all of my herbs from Mountain Rose Herbs. I love this company so much I became an affiliate for them. I'm going to give you a link to the Mountain Rose Herb website. If you choose to order from MRH through this link, I will get a small commission for referring you. You will not see any price difference on your order at all. I just want to give you full disclosure that this is an affiliate link. If you do not want do do it this way, you may access Mountain Rose Herbs through a regular search engine link, or you may have an herbs company that you prefer (P.S.: If you do, send them my way... for real). 

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Here's the recipe, which is taken from an out of print manual featuring Dr. Schulze's protocols.
Equal parts of the following dried and powdered organic herbs:
Turkey Rhubarb
Barberry root bark
Cayenne (habanero or African bird pepper are possibly the hottest peppers on the market- I use them if I can get them!)

What do I mean by a "part?" I mean that you can use any measurement tool, like a measuring cup or a coffee cup or a scoop or a bucket. It doesn't matter. Just make sure to use the *same* measurement tool in the *same* amount for every herb.

You just blend the herbs together in a big metal or ceramic bowl and ta- da! Intestinal Formula #1, or as I like to call it, Go!

Now... how much herbs in volume should you buy? I buy a lot of bulk herbs, so I usually buy a pound of herbs at a time. However, that's a *lot* of herbs, and it may be a little over a new herbalist's or herb user's budget. So I would recommend starting with 1/4 oz. of each herb at first. This amount will still make quite a number of herbal capsules, trust me.


Yes, once you make the IF#1/Go! blend, you need to put them in capsules. Why? Because 1) the herbs taste terrible (I had to know!) and 2) they are hot (ditto)! This is the way you can get them down into your system as fast as possible without burning your mouth off in the process. I am a Texan, but there is still a limit to how much heat I can take!

Where to get capsules? Mountain Rose Herbs sells them. They are vegetable gel caps, so vegans have nothing to worry about. You'll see that there are two sizes- 0 and 00. I use 0, but 00 is perfectly fine, too.

Now, to get the herbs into the capsule, you will need a little capsule making machine. I love this how to video that shows you exactly how to use the machine. It really goes just like this.

I bought mine at Mountain Rose Herbs. Put "Capsule Machine" in the search window, and choose whether you want an 0 or a 00 machine. It costs $13.50 (2012 USD) Then order a bag or two of 100 capsules for $3.75 each.

It just takes two minutes or so to make 24 capsules. I suggest making 100 capsules at first, which will probably last you two weeks to a month unless you are really constipated. No one knows how many capsules you will need to take in order to get you "going" twice or three times a day.

I really do make my own "Go!" and really do use it regularly. 

Start with one capsule, and take it at dinner or with a piece of fruit before bedtime. Eating food with this makes it easier on your stomach. If you do not see "amazing results" in the morning, take two capsules the next night. If you still do not say "Wow!" in the morning, you can do one of two things. You can either take three capsules in the evening with dinner, or you can do what I do, and take two at night and one in the morning. Sometimes having the herbs coming in a little faster seems to get things moving.

You keep adding "Go!" at the rate of one capsule a night, splitting them up between nights and mornings if you need to, until you are having two or three BMs a day, relatively soon after a meal.

If you start to become too loose, back off by a capsule or two.

Once you figure out your own personal "dosage," you just stay there. You will not believe how much weight you will lose in a month just by doing this one thing alone.

Please remember that this recipe is for constipation. If you are a person who has Leaky Gut or Irritable Bowel Syndrome, this is *not* the product for you.

Also, please know that this recipe and these herbs have not been approved or evaluated by the FDA for either safety or efficacy (although some of the individual herbs *are* generally recognized as safe. Before you do anything regarding your health, please seek the advice of a health care professional you trust.

If you do make this recipe, and do lose weight on it, or do see a positive change in your waist measurements, or just feel better, I would love it so much if you would come back here and post your results in the comments. If you have any questions, post them down in the comments as well. Thanks!


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