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I've been sharing educational information on how to do a great colon cleanse. I strongly believe that in order to detox properly, we must open up the elimination channels first in order to get rid of the old toxic waste build up. Colon detoxification is nothing more than "out with the old and in with the new."
I was reading up on colon cleansing this week in preparation for the next batch of posts, and found some interesting notes from master herbalist Dr. Richard Schulze. He said that when our bodies figure out that the colon is cleaned out, our cells send a message to the brain to start releasing toxic waste from all over the body. I imagine it like pulling the plug out of the kitchen sink or bath tub and letting the old gray water go. If your sink is clogged, things get backed up and nasty in a hurry.
We start our colon cleanse by stimulating the muscles in the intestines to start moving in a process known as peristalsis. I describe the first step in colon detoxification in these posts:
Detoxing 101: The Role of the Colon in Detoxification
Colon Anatomy, Healthy Colon Function, and Constipation
How to Do a Colon Cleanse: Step One
How to Make Your Own Herbal Colon Cleanse Recipe
Once you have started using the first colon cleanse recipe to "go," and figured out how many capsules you need to have two or three bowel movements a day, you can start the second part of a really great colon cleanse.
The first step to an effective and thorough colon cleanse is just to get the colon moving stuff out of the body. The second part of colon cleansing is drawing the old, hard, gummy, crusty gunk out from the creases and bowel pockets that may exist in the intestines. I talk about this possibility in these posts:
Colon Anatomy, Healthy Colon Function, and Constipation and Diverticulosis and Diverticulitis: Two Completely Preventable Colon Diseases.
Dr. Schulze calls this formula Intestinal Formula #2. In my own experience, I have noticed that a lot of people get the two recipes confused. They ask, "OK, which one does what?" So I would rather rename the recipes according to function. Intestinal Formula #1 makes us "go," and Intestinal Formula #2 gets us "all the way cleaned out."
Step two of a colon cleanse is very different from step one. Step one is a simple matter of taking some herbal capsules with dinner and then experiencing amazing results in the bathroom the next morning. Step two is a little more involved, but not hard at all.
To clean out the old toxic gunk from the deep crevices of the colon, we are going to drink a shake. Everyone knows what a milkshake or a smoothie is. This shake is made from cleansing herbs, earth minerals, and activated charcoal.
I make and use this colon cleanse recipe every time I want to do a really good colon cleanse. It tastes like peppermint. The only thing that might be the slightest bit offensive about this recipe is that it is black in color from the charcoal.
Some of my readers may recognize the "Deep Clean" part of a colon cleanse as either a "fiber shake" or a "P and B" shake. P= psyllium and B= bentonite clay. This particular recipe has more goodies in it than just psyllium and bentonite, but those are definitely two key ingredients.
What we do in step two of a really great colon cleanse is mix up and drink this "Deep Clean" shake five times a day. Like I said, it has peppermint in it and really does taste like a peppermint milkshake, except it is black. All you do is blend the ingredients together, fill an 8 oz glass with fresh juice, stir in a teaspoon or tablespoon of the black powder, and chug it down. After you finish the shake, you drink a full glass of water. That's all there is to it.
In Dr. Schulze's original instructions, he says to make and drink this shake 1/2 hour after breakfast, 1/2 hour before lunch, once before lunch and dinner, 1/2 hour before dinner, and an hour before bedtime. Make sure you stay well- hydrated while using any colon cleanse recipe. If you do not, you can get clogged up and end up getting sicker.
In my personal experience, it is not as essential to get the timing exact as it is to just get the drink "in ya."
Here is the recipe to make "Deep Clean," or Intestinal Formula #2. Many thanks and blessings to my dear friend Tom for his tireless work to promote natural healing at Total Health Associates. If you would like to have a trusted source for activated charcoal, I highly recommend Tom's.
You can get the herbs at Mountain Rose Herbs.
A trusted and dear friend has been happy with bentonite clay from The Holistic Horse. I'm also going to check out Blessed Herbs.com. I have been quite happy with the herbs I have purchased from Blessed Herbs in the past. I will try these sources for bentonite clay and let y'all know what I think in a future post.
Intestinal Formula #2
1. Take 2 parts - Flax Seed,
2 parts - Apple Fruit Pectin,
2 parts - Bentonite Clay,
7 parts - Psyllium Seeds with Husks (whole),
1 part - Slippery Elm Inner Bark Powder,
1 part - Marshmallow Root,
1 part - Peppermint Leaf, and
1 part - Activated Charcoal Powder.
2. Mix these Ingredients together.
3. Take 1 HEAPING tsp. and mix with 4-6 oz. of FRESH Juice.
4. Drink an additional 8-16 oz. of Water, after consuming the Juice Mixture.
5. Do 5 times per Day, REPEATING Steps 3 & 4.
NOTE: Make Intestinal Formulas #1 & #2, even if you are MISSING an Ingredient or two. Formula #2 should be used together with Formula #1 above. It will pull OLD Fecal Matter off the Walls of your Colon and out of ANY Bowel Pockets. It will also DRAW-OUT Parasites, Poisons, Toxins, Heavy Metals, and even Radioactive Materials. Formula #2 will actually REMOVE over 4,000 known Chemicals and Drug Residues.
Do y'all have any colon cleansing experiences or stories you'd like to share with Bluebonnet readers?