UPDATED On March 21, 2007
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I have recently changed my mind about recommending colon cleansing...It can be dangerous if the colon is overly stressed. I have read that Aloe vera juice (2 ounces taken four times a day
Is a much safer way to achieve results.
(Colon cleansing may cause leaky bowel syndrome)
However if you want to find out more about it...read the following books.
(Recipe for Rejuvelac below)
Books to Read on cleansing:
"TISSUE CLEANSING THROUGH BOWEL MANAGMENT "
by Dr Bernard Jensen
by Linda Rector
It is best to avoid enemas and laxatives, instead prefer home made
1.One tablespoonful of corn syrup added to 8ounces of water.
2.Add a little extra sugar or some honey twice a day to milk.
3.Bael fruit ( Indian) is the best laxative of all fruits.It cleans and
tones up the intestines.
4.Guava when eaten with seeds provides roughage to diet.
5.Add more fruits especially prunes to the diet. Pears, grapes, Orange
juice and Papaya are also useful.
6.Constipation in toddlers and older children may be relieved by giving
MORE ON COLON PROBLEMS
Chewing on soda crackers will help settle your stomach.
Pregnant women do this to help with early nausea.
Is there an herbal remedy for flatulence?
Tea made from fennel seed works great! Just use about a teaspoon of
fennel seed, pour boiling water over it, and let steep for about 5-10
minutes. Strain, sweeten with honey or stevia, if desired, and enjoy!
You might want to look at the underlying reasons for your chronic
flatulence. Do you eating slowly enough to prevent swallowing air? Foods
in the cabbage family, corn and beans often contain sugars that some
people cannot absorb. Are you lactose intolerant?
Personally, I have found the product, Beano, found in the grocery store
helpful. If that is not convenient, I take some aloe vera juice with the
alloin removed. It both soothes and allows for better absorption of the
nutrients in my food.
An old folk remedy is to ingest activated charcoal; it absorbs gas in
Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Many people suffer from this condition, twice as many women as men. Some
scientists belief that a virus or bacteria may have something to do with
this disorder. Others attribute it to stress and diet, the overuse of
antibiotics, ant-acids or laxatives. Whatever the cause, there are
several herbs that can play a role in easing the condition.
Alfalfa (yep, the stuff that horses and cows eat) is a good source of
Vitamin K which helps contribute intestinal flora for good digestion,
and chlorophyll for cleansing the blood. This can be drunk as a tea or
taken in capsule form. Alfalfa is also an excellent source of most
vitamins and minerals. Soothing the nerves that control muscle activity
in the intestine can be very important in easing the symptoms of this
disorder. Skullcap and valerian are two herbs which can be quite
A nice combination for Irritable bowel might be: 2 parts Bayberry, 1
part Mugwort, 2 parts Chamomile, 2 parts Peppermint, 1 part Wild Yam and
1 part Valerian or Skullcap. Mix well, pour 1 cup boiling water over 1
to 1 tsp of the mixture, cover and let steep 10-15 minutes.
Irritable Bowel Syndrome has two extreme varieties, spastic colon and
mucous colitis. Symptoms of spastic colon run the gamut between
constipation and diarrhea, which is often brought on by eating. In
Mucous Colitis, the colon secretes unusually large amounts of mucus,
which appears in the stools.
For symptoms of constipation, a gentle, effective mixture that avoids
problems of laxative dependency can be made by combining 2 parts yellow
dock, 1 part dandelion root, and 1 part aniseed. A decoction can be made
with 2 tsp of the mixture to 1 cup water. May be drunk 3 times a day.
Diarrhea is usually responsive to an infusion of Meadowsweet, however,
this herb contains salicylic acid, so those who cannot take aspirin
should avoid this herb. In instances where Meadowsweet isn't indicated,
Oak Bark or Slippery Elm might be used instead.
This condition is characterized by the development of pouches in the
colon wall (diverticulosis). Much of the time these pouches cause little
or no trouble, however waste matter can become trapped in these pouches
triggering inflammation and infection (diverticulitis) and possible
perforation can occur. This can be an extremely serious condition if
left untreated. If you suspect that you may have a diverticulitis or
diverticulosis, please seek medical attention. There are herbs that can
be used in adjunct with medical care. Wild yam, which is an
anti-spasmodic and an anti-inflammatory has been shown in many studies
to be quite specific for this condition. A mixture of 2 parts wild yam,
1 part valerian or skullcap, 1 part cramp bark and 1 part peppermint
might be useful to help relieve the symptoms.
This is an inflammation of the stomach lining. Gastritis can be acute
(usually only lasting a short time), or chronic (recurring or lasting a
long time). Acute gastritis many times can be controlled by diet.
Avoiding anything that is an irritant is the first step. Things like
very hot or cold food or drink, vinegar, aspirin, alcohol, tobacco,
steroids and many drugs. Symptoms may include appetite loss, nausea,
vomiting and discomfort after eating. In instances of chronic gastritis,
it is more likely that something else is wrong, like an ulcer. If you
are experiencing chronic gastritis, you should seek professional medical
The following combination may help soothe and heal the stomach lining: 2
parts comfrey root, 2 parts marshmallow root, 1 part meadowsweet, 1 part
chamomile and 1 part golden seal root. Pour 1 cup of boiling water over
2 tsp of the mixture, allow to steep 10-15 minutes. May be drunk 3 times
This is from "The Colon Handbook' by Robert Gray.
Using chlorinated water for enemas can kill the good lactobacteria as will thorough cleansing of the colon and anti-biotics that kill this needed good bacteria in the intestines.
When lactobacteria are to be taken...the recommended form is that of rejuvelac, a fermented whole-grain product. Wheat is a grass and whole wheat berries are teeming with lactobacteria. No starter is needed for making rejuvelac. Just add two cups of distilled or puriied water to one cup whole wheat berries....cover and let stand at room temperature...sterilize container and lid. Leave at room temp and it will be ready to drink 1 and 1/2 days later. Strain off the liqued..do not shake jar..and drink. Then add more water and repeat..You can do this for ten days with the same berries. After the initial day and one half the rest will be ready in just 24 hours. If you use millet seed they will act the same..but you can only use it for four days or it will be too weak to be of any value. Good quality rejuvelac tastes like a cross between carbonated water and yogurt whey.
Distilled water is neg charged..it actually leeches toxins from system as it passes thru.
GALLBLADDER INFORMATION At Link below.
Lemon & Olive oil drink can be taken daily.
To make this you need one organic/unwaxed lemon one table spoon of Extra
virgin olive oil, a glass & a half of clean spring water or filtered if
available tap water.
Wash the Lemon, cut out any dark bits, then roughly chop the whole thing
including the rind & put in a blender.
Add the table spoon of Virgin Olive oil & the glass & a half of water -
blend this for 60 seconds - strain & serve.
If you wish to gain weight split the drink into three portions & drink
with each meal throughout the day.
This drink manages to restore the Ph of your saliva which in turn helps
you to absorb the nutrients from the food you eat.
If drunk all in one go first thing in the morning (an hour before
eating) it will flush & detox the Liver & Gallbladder.
~ Kesti's Ideas ~
I feel that eating lots of fresh...raw fruits and vegetables every day will keep your
colon healthy. A good bran muffin in the morning (home made) adds good fibre.
(Recipe on Kelloggs All bran Box)
Prune whip eaten first thing in the morning will give you a quick cleanse.
A cup of hot water first thing in the morning stimulates colon emptying.
See "Feel Good" page for smoothies to drink in AM.
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